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1. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/12/2017

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Google Classroom is a free tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements and start class discussions. As part of the G Suite, Google Classroom is suitable for a flipped classroom and blended learning experience. Classroom provides an easy-to-use interface that is accessible from all devices.

Topics covered in this 15 hour online course may include: the layout, setting up your classroom, adding students and co-teachers, documents, calendar, posting announcements, assignments and questions, using classroom as a student, exporting grades, and integrating other Google tools and add-ons.

Requirements: Participants will need to submit their school's Google domain to steven.janover@neric.org to facilitate optimal access to the Google Classroom.

2. Introduction to Coding Classroom Web Pages with HTML5 and CSS3 - ONLINE

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/12/2017

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HTML5 is the most current version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the hidden code behind pages on the Web. HTML is used to structure and organize content; CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) defines the layout of HTML documents: fonts, colors, formatting, images, etc.

The focus of this course will be on creating and troubleshooting classroom web pages. The coding skills learned may be used by educators to introduce students to the fundamentals of web page creation and are the foundation of other front-end languages. HTML and CSS are also very useful skills for jobs involving online content and for troubleshooting and editing wikis, blogs, LMS content and other applications.

Prerequisites: Must be able to download and install a free text editor.

Note: This is a challenging course.

Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Model Schools Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

3. Teaching with Primary Sources 2 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/19/2017

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This online course is for participants who have taken "Windows into the Past - Using Primary Source Tools" OR have some experience using Primary Sources in the classroom. In this course we will examine maps, printed texts, political cartoons, and discuss the inquiry process further. Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

4. Technology Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/19/2017

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Participants will learn to use web-based, interactive technology to engage all levels of learners in any subject area. We will aggressively hit many tools and discuss key strategies for authentically using these tools in the classroom.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

5. Taking Reading Strategies to the Next Level with Technology

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/4/2017 to 6/1/2017

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This course will be a collaborative class working with reading strategies. We will be focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their reading lessons. This class will be all online and will span 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with Google Slides, Google Sharing, PDFs, PowerPoint, Smart Notebook, and a Poster Making App. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials and ideas to use in support of your reading instruction.

This class is geared towards a wide audience; teachers across the grades could gain many strategies for teaching reading. It is highly recommended that participants have access to a copy of The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.

ISTE Standards for Teachers: Standard 1-Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environment. Also Standard 2- Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the Standards. Also finally Standard 3- Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society. Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and resources to support student success. The course also touches on a wide variety of Common Core State Standards.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

6. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) May 4th, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/4/2017

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CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend one week before class!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

7. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities - NYSAA training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/8/2017

This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (NYSAA).

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

8. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/8/2017

This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with a local/Regents Diploma and/or the CDOS Commencement Credential.

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

9. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

Location: Marcy Room NERIC Plattsburgh

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

This workshop is free to participating Model Schools subscribers, and $75.00pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

10. Webinar: Create Exciting Classroom Quizzes!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017

Want to add excitement to your lessons or put some fun in your review sessions? Kahoot is a free and simple-to-use online tool that turns your classroom into an educational game show! Use in your classroom with students, or even for professional development with your colleagues!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Online

11. The "New" Google Forms, Plus Self-Correcting Tests and Quizzes

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017 to 5/16/2017

Learn the "new" Google Forms, with all its added features. Use with students or colleagues. Forms are easy to construct, and are designed using the content and information pertinent to your subject area. Respondents fill out forms online, and Google "instantly" summarizes the answers in a spreadsheet and creates a colored chart, summarizing the respondents' answers. Insert nine different kinds of question types. Add images, videos, section headers, etc. Use images as part of the question, or as distracters. Use for quizzes, how-to steps, collecting assignments, data collection, science experiments, math reviews, and more. After learning the basics of the "new" Forms, we will move onto self-correcting forms. Features include the ability to assign points to each question, create answer keys, and decide whether to give students immediate feedback when they complete the tests (without the need for email), or email students their grades at a later date. Teachers can add links to extra help resources within each question for students to use when they get their test results. Teachers can also give individual feedback to students, with private comments. And, they can hand score individual questions for specific students, such as special needs students. Test data can be analyzed with the new Explore Feature.

Attendees should create a personal Google account or a Gmail account before the first session. The instructor will email instructions for creating Google accounts when she receives the session roster. We will use the school's computers, but attendees may bring their own laptops. If possible, they should have the Chrome browser installed. They can also use Firefox or Safari. Participants should use laptops, Chromebooks, or notebooks for this session, not iPads or Androids.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Niskayuna

12. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/9/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

Our final topic will be great summer reads, for students K - 6, and any professional summer reads as well.

13. (RSE-TASC) North Country Regional PBIS Coaches Forum - Plattsburgh NY

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Coaches in North Country Schools

Dates: 5/11/2017

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The Regional PBIS Coaches Forum will be a full-day event to support the key PBIS leaders in buildings, Coaches. The day has been designed to:

1. Get to know other Coaches in the North Country

2. Identify areas of similarity and differences in practices, data and systems

3. Network on topics of interest

4. Share a poster (to be created at the forum) on your model of implementation

5. Brainstorm and collect ideas to bring back to your building and district

Registration is limited to the first 40 participants. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. the forum begins at 9:00 a.m.

Participants must register on My Learning Plan by May 5th!

NOTE: Each participant should bring several PBIS artifacts from your building/district (a sample form of data you use, sample acknowledgements/reinforcers, special events, staff handbook at Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, your discipline system, fidelity measures, staff/student/parent surveys, etc.)

14. Bridging the Equity Gap

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/11/2017

There can be no educational excellence without educational equity. Schools are the heart of a community and educators have a responsibility to respect and respond to the diverse environment of their communities. In order to ensure a successful learning for all students, they must have access, support, and resources to achieve success in school and become productive citizens. Our cultural proficiency workshops galvanize awareness to improve academic instruction by developing effective leaders and teachers that align policies, practices, values and procedures to meet the needs of all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or socioeconomic status. At this workshop, we will: *Reflect on personal attitudes and beliefs about diverse groups of students *Identify common barriers *Build a common language around culturally proficient policies, practices and behaviors *Learn to develop and sustain a culturally proficient school environment

15. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 5/12/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

16. (RSE-TASC) CVES Roundtable on Technology and Online Resources training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/12/2017

Please Come and join us for discussion on how Assistive Technology is being used to support students who are involved in the Transition Planning process. Topics to be discussed:


• NY State’s AT Consideration Guide


• Where do I put AT in the IEP


• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?

** Participants are encouraged to register for the afternoon Interagency Session

17. (RSE-TASC) CVES TIC (Transition Interagency Council) training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/12/2017

The CVES TIC Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN! Topics for this session:
• Agency Updates/ Resource Sharing
• NYSED Updates

18. (RSE-TASC) Close Read for Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities Grades 4-12 training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE-CPSE Chairpersons, special educators, general educators, administrators, curriculum specialists, reading specialists

Dates: 5/15/2017

Struggling readers and students with disabilities need explicit instruction in comprehension strategies, such as close reading in order to be able to uncover layers of meaning in text.

This training will provide an overview of Theme Scheme and other evidence-based methods to improve reading comprehension in grades 4-12. Participants will learn how to implement strategies through cooperative learning, text-based discussions, and content-specific materials.

19. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Council Meeting and Training - Capital Region

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/15/2017

Transition Interagency Council is a group that meets 3 times per year to discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities EVERYONE is welcome to join!

20. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities - NYSAA training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/16/2017

This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential (NYSAA).

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

21. Creating a Makerspace Culture in Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/16/2017

Location: Large Conference Room FEH Boces Malone

Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low-tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

This workshop is free to participating Model Schools subscribers, and $75.00pp for participants outside of the Model Schools network.

22. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.00. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

23. Cisco Spark & Spark Board Live Demonstration

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 5/16/2017

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Please join us for a live demo of Cisco Spark & Spark Board.

May 16th, 10AM-1PM

Lunch will be provided.

Cisco Spark is an innovative new way to collaborate on a single, simple to use platform. It is the evolution of learning technology and communication and leads the way in the convergence of digital classroom technologies—such as whiteboards, wireless content sharing, AV, lecture capture, unified voice, LMS, and Google integration.

For AdministratorsCisco Spark and Cisco Spark Board support the business of education, creating better faculty development, staff connections, and greater safety and security.

For Teachers - Cisco Spark and Cisco Spark Board give every student a voice, enabling teachers to assess progress and respond quickly, live. The platform also improves communications and collaboration among teachers, across the building, and changes the approach to traditional office hours, advising, tutoring sessions, and parent/teacher conferences.

For StudentsCisco Spark and Cisco Spark Board provide an opportunity for students to engage with teachers at any time of the day. Students can interact after class hours and expand relationships with teachers and their peers.

For the CommunityCisco Spark can engage parents, mentors, government, and business into the learning process and thereby help foster a strong and connected community.

Dr. Lance Ford Spark Video
Cisco Spark Board Product Page

24. (RSE-TASC) Student Exit Summary for Students with Disabilities training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, related service providers, transition coordinators, CSE Chairs, counselors and agency personnel

Dates: 5/16/2017

This workshop will address the Student Exit Summary for Students exiting with a local/Regents Diploma and/or the CDOS Commencement Credential.

Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality develop of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that they can be incorporated into the document.

25. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

26. Improving Educational Environments for LGBTQ Students

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/17/2017

This day-long training assists middle & high schools in supporting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth. From enhancing curriculum to supporting struggling students, faculty and staff of all kinds will gain tools to create safer and affirming schools.

27. Introductory AT device training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

28. Cisco Spark & Spark Board Live Demonstration

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 5/17/2017

New
Please join us for a live demo of Cisco Spark & Spark Board.

May 17th, 10AM-1PM

Lunch will be provided.

Cisco Spark is an innovative new way to collaborate on a single, simple to use platform. It is the evolution of learning technology and communication and leads the way in the convergence of digital classroom technologies—such as whiteboards, wireless content sharing, AV, lecture capture, unified voice, LMS, and Google integration.

For AdministratorsCisco Spark and Cisco Spark Board support the business of education, creating better faculty development, staff connections, and greater safety and security.

For Teachers - Cisco Spark and Cisco Spark Board give every student a voice, enabling teachers to assess progress and respond quickly, live. The platform also improves communications and collaboration among teachers, across the building, and changes the approach to traditional office hours, advising, tutoring sessions, and parent/teacher conferences.

For StudentsCisco Spark and Cisco Spark Board provide an opportunity for students to engage with teachers at any time of the day. Students can interact after class hours and expand relationships with teachers and their peers.

For the CommunityCisco Spark can engage parents, mentors, government, and business into the learning process and thereby help foster a strong and connected community.

Dr. Lance Ford Spark Video
Cisco Spark Board Product Page

29. (RSE-TASC) Preschool Forum on Promoting Social Emotional Development: Addressing Behavior Concerns Looking at the Whole Child training in Plattsburgh

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teacher, general education teacher, daycare teacher, administrator/supervisor, teacher aides/assistants and others as appropriate.

Dates: 5/17/2017

This one-day conference is designed to help support the NYS Pyramid Model Partnership. It will provide workshop sessions focusing on how to promote positive social and emotional development in young children throughout a typical preschool day. The workshops will include information on literacy, brain development and behavior. *Sign In begins at 12:00*

*Parking available in lots 9, 11, 12*

**Once you have registered for the conference, please look for a follow up email to register for specific workshop sessions. Seating is limited**

30. Introductory AT device training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

What are some of the accessibility features available to Special Education students, within the iPad, iPhone and Windows computers? What are the best Apps to use with Special Ed students and what Chrome extensions will be beneficial to these students and teachers within those classrooms? This hands-on workshop will cover all these questions and lots more too.

Appropriate for: Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, High School Teachers/ Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Administrators

Please bring your own device and google login credentials.

This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

31. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/17/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

32. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/18/2017

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

33. The Council's 2017 Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/18/2017

This program will focus on supporting women educational leaders and will strive to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. We have a commitment from Commissioner Elia, NY's first female Commissioner of Education to speak about her personal experiences as a woman leader. We will also feature top women executives at Apple, Inc. to draw parallels from the business world that can be translated to the education world. Join us for an inspiring program where women can make connections, share stories and find a supportive environment.

Cost: $200 / $350 to attend both days (May 18 and 19)

34. (RSE-TASC) Co-Teaching Roundtable in Saranac Lake

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, CSE Chairpersons, administrators

Dates: 5/18/2017

The Co-Teaching Roundtable is a group designed to provide co-teachers with opportunities to learn and share strategies, with the goal of improving outcomes for all students. Each session will begin with a brief training to foster conversation.

Topics for this session:


• Regulatory foundations for Integrated Co-Teaching


• Sharing of challenges and strategies for collaboration

35. The Council's 2017 Cabinet Leadership Summit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/19/2017

A retreat for deputy and assistant superintendents, directors and principals highlighting the importance of cultivating leadership, creating and sustaining leadership pathways and nurturing leadership teams. More info to follow.

Cost: $200 / $350 to attend both days (May 18 and 19)

36. (RSE-TASC) SLL Student Exit Summary in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/22/2017

The IDEA and State regulations require the local educational agency to provide a student with a disability a summary of their academic achievement and functional performance which shall include recommendations on how to assist the student in meeting his or her postsecondary goals. This workshop will identify the state requirements as well as steps to take to complete the SES.

37. (RSE-TASC) SLL Interagency Council

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/22/2017

The SLL Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN! Topics for this session:
• Agency Updates/ Resource Sharing
• NYSED Updates
• Discussion of best practices in document sharing between agencies and schools

38. (RSE-TASC) Close Read for Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities Grades 4-12 training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE-CPSE Chairpersons, special educators, general educators, administrators, curriculum specialists, reading specialists

Dates: 5/23/2017

Wait List
Struggling readers and students with disabilities need explicit instruction in comprehension strategies, such as close reading in order to be able to uncover layers of meaning in text.

This training will provide an overview of Theme Scheme and other evidence-based methods to improve reading comprehension in grades 4-12. Participants will learn how to implement strategies through cooperative learning, text-based discussions, and content-specific materials.

39. Using Technology for Deeper Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School District Leadership/Teacher Leaders/Tech Coordinators

Dates: 5/24/2017

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Using Technology for Deeper Learning is designed to help school leaders understand the use of technology for deep learning. Participants discuss ideas and strategies to move towards more student-centered learning environments through exploration of readings, videos and self-reflection. Extension activities provide opportunities to explore more in depth topics of interest.

This is an in-person workshop intended for School District Leadership. We encourage a team of 3 if possible.

This workshop is free to Model Schools Subscribers and $125 per participant for non Model Schools subscribers. We need 15 participants to offer this workshop.

40. VISTA 119: Using Food to Enhance Literacy Learning and More

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 5/24/2017

“Eating Our Way Through the Alphabet” is an original integrated curriculum that Stephanie Warlik created for her special needs classroom. The unit was designed to enhance emergent literacy learning while introducing students to new foods in an effort to expand their food preferences and create more well-rounded food repertoires for healthy living. In this VISTA, Stephanie shares her classroom team’s success creating this engaging unit, and the planning that supported literacy, as well as language and math. Stephanie – a dynamic and knowledgeable presenter -- will share ideas, materials and field questions to help you to create these food experiences with your own students.

(Note: Stephanie teaches an elementary special education class for alternate assessment students. This workshop can easily be adapted and is appropriate for a range of learning levels).

41. (RSE-TASC) Pyramid Model: Preschool Module 1: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: *Early Childhood Providers* Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teachers, general education teachers, daycare teachers, administrators/supervisors, teacher aides/assistants, psychologists and others as appropriate.

Dates: 5/25/2017

Module 1 focuses on building positive relationships and creating environments to help prevent challenging behaviors.

Participants will:




• Learn about the principles of the Pyramid Model




• Expand their knowledge of the importance of building relationships with children, families and each other




• Enhance their ability to create engaging environments




• Increase their knowledge of planning for and teaching: schedules, routines and transitions




• Begin to develop a plan for teaching expectations/rules and ongoing monitoring

*Sign-In 8:00-8:30*

42. (RSE-TASC) SLL Roundtable on Technology and Online Resources training in Canton

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/25/2017

Please Come and join us for open discussion on how Technology is being used to support students who are involved in the Transition Planning process and online resource sharing.


• MyPathny.org


• Freedom Stick


• News ELA/Khan Academy


• Google Docs


• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?

** Participants are encouraged to register for the afternoon Interagency Session

43. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Johnstown

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/25/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

44. (RSE-TASC) Resource Room Roundtable

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 5/25/2017

The Resource Room Roundtable is group designed to provide Resource Room Teachers with opportunities to learn and share strategies/ideas with each other with the goal of improving services to students. Each session will begin with a brief training to foster conversation. Topics for this session:

• Established strategies for regular collaboration and communication

• Roundtable discussion of ways to improve collaboration between general education/special education teachers

• Sharing of strategies for supplemental skill development

45. (RSE-TASC) FBA/BIP Team Training Day 4 at Granville CSD

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Granville district and building administrators, special and general education teachers, pupil personnel staff (social worker, school psychologist, school counselor, behavior specialist) and others as appropriate and requested by the district administration.

Dates: 5/26/2017

Participants will increase their knowledge and skills in:
• NYS and IDEA regulations
• Looking at the critical need to progress monitor a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
• Application of the Behavior Pathway via case scenarios
• Knowing how and when to conduct fidelity checks on a BIP
• Teams will look at a current FBA and BIP to determine if all regulations have been met, strengths of the both documents and how to improve the process to benefit successful settings for students with challenging behaviors. This is the fourth and final training in the series attendance in the previous trainings is required unless given permission from the presenter. Participants will attend the whole training and will receive 5 PD hours.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend one week before class!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

47. (RSE-TASC) Pyramid Model: Preschool Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teachers, general education teachers, daycare teachers, administrators/supervisors, teacher aides/assistants, psychologists and others as appropriate.

Dates: 6/2/2017

Module 2 focuses on supporting children’s social emotional development through the use of strategies to teach social skills.

Participants will:

-Gain knowledge of how to teach and the importance of teaching social emotional skills.

-Identify strategies for teaching: friendship skills, emotional literacy, coping skills and problem solving

*Sign-In 8:00-8:30*

48. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 6/2/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

Please note this is a collaborative meeting with the Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities.

49. (RSE-TASC) Technology Roundtable Discussion (AM SESSION) in Mineville

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 6/2/2017

Please Come and join us for discussion on how Technology is being used to support students who are involved in the Transition Planning process. Topics to be discussed:
• NY State’s AT Consideration Guide
• Where do I put AT in the IEP
• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?

50. (RSE-TASC) Essex County Interagency Council in Mineville

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 6/2/2017

The Essex Interagency Council is a brand new group to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

A round robin discussion of the services available for youth in transition by the participating agencies as well as information sharing and updates from our school partners.

51. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 6/2/2017

Providing quality transition services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges is a vital and yet very challenging role for service providers and families. Post school outcomes for this population are very poor. Please join us as we look at some of the unique challenges of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, network with other providers who have similar experiences and possible solutions and explore evidence-based practices that have proven effective in helping these students reach their full potential.

52. (RSE-TASC) Capital District Regional PBIS Coaches Forum in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1,2,3 Coaches

Dates: 6/5/2017

The Regional PBIS Coaches Forum provides an opportunity for Coaches to share practices, data and systems to implement and sustain PBIS in their schools, districts, pre-K programs, non-district programs, etc. We will host a variety of workshops and opportunities to network. This year's forum is being planned by a group of PBIS Coaches, along with the Behavior Specialist staff at the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center.

All registrants should expect follow-up emails regarding selecting choices for workshops as well as other potential activities. Sign-in will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., we will begin the forum at 8:30 a.m. Registration deadline is May 19, 2017. Lunch is on your own.

53. (RSE-TASC) Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Evaluations training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, School Psychologists, Other Evaluators, Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 6/6/2017

This training will enhance participants' understanding of cultural and linguistic considerations for distinguishing between language acquisition challenges and disability. Tools for culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluations and instructional decision-making will be addressed. The session will conclude with a case study and sample model evaluation.

54. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 6/7/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

55. (RSE-TASC) K-2 Instructional Strategies for ENL Students with Disabilities & At-Risk training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Teachers, Related Service Providers, CSE Chairpersons, Administrators

Dates: 6/7/2017

This training will focus on enhancing K-2 teachers' understanding of the effects of culture and language acquisition on student achievement. Instructional strategies for engaging English Language Learners with disabilities or ELLs that are at-risk will be included. Participants will leave with a checklist of things to look for while working with this population, specifically for grades K-2.

56. (RSE-TASC) WSWHE Interagency Council (Half Day AM) Training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 6/7/2017

New
Transition Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session:


• Agency/School Updates


• Transition Memo/ AT Memo

57. (RSE-TASC) OPWDD Front Door Session for School Staff (PM Session) Training in Saratoga Springs

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 6/7/2017

New
In this session, participants will:



• Learn about OPWDD’s Front Door Process, a required process for students and families seeking support from OPWDD

Social pinboard sites like Pinterest have become tremendously popular for sharing personal interests, websites, and all types of media on a favorite topic. These sites let you pin video, audio, images, web links, etc, to a virtual bulletin board, and share your favorite items with whomever you wish. You can follow other people who have created boards that are of interest to you. Come join us for an hour webinar to learn how to use this dynamic tool as a professional resource (for example, for planning and collaborating with colleagues), and in your classroom (for example, for project resources). Please make sure that you will have access to the Pinterest website if you are using a school computer.

--NEW DATE June 7--

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Online

59. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 6/8/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 5/25/17.

60. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/8/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

61. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, all staff

Dates: 6/9/2017

Location: FEH BOCES Malone Large Conference Room

Are you being left behind by your students or your staff? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/admin workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep.

Please bring your own device and Google login credentials.

This workshop is free for Model Schools subscribers and $75 per person outside of the Model Schools network.

62. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with severe disabilities - Only these schools Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 6/9/2017

The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.

63. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring for Preschool Students training in Hudson

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE-CPSE Chairpersons, special educators, related service providers, psychologists, general educators, administrators

Dates: 6/12/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instructions and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will briefly review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Participants will learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

64. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) June 20th & June 22nd

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/20/2017 to 6/22/2017

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

65. Writing Workshop with Leah Mermelstein

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/27/2017 to 6/28/2017

Leah Mermelstein, author of many books on the teaching of writing, will be offering a 2-day institute. This institute will help teachers pair the Teacher’s College Units of Study books with qualities of effective teaching. She will cover topics such as:
• The ‘must haves’ of Writing Workshop (responsible choices, curriculum calendars)
• Planning a launching unit of study
• Steps of the writing process
• Minilessons
• Conferences
• Small group work
• Share sessions
• Planning a Teacher’s College unit of study
• Planning your own unit of study Teachers will leave with many ideas and units they can implement in their classrooms.

66. Wilson Introductory 3-Day Workshop

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/27/2017 to 6/29/2017

New
This three-day (15-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits. Participants learn about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a credentialed Wilson Trainer during the workshop. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
•Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics.
•Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
•Demonstrate a solid understanding of WRS principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction.
•Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study), Block 2 (Encoding/Spelling), and Block 3 (Listening & Reading Comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
•Prepare a 10-part WRS Lesson plan. Participants may enroll in the WRS Level I Certification Training or the WRS Intensive Instruction: Online Course (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Workshop.

67. Fundations Level K

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/11/2017

New
The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
•Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
•Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level K: phonological awareness; phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
•Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
•Prepare a daily Level K learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
•Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

68. Fundations Level 2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2017

New
The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 2 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
•Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
•Identify the skills taught in Fundations Level 2: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; spelling and punctuation.
•Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
•Prepare a daily Level 2 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
•Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

69. (RSE-TASC) Developing Purposeful Transition Plans that Improve Postsecondary Outcomes training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: District teams of personnel working with transition aged students with disabilities including administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, school social workers, transition coordinators, and other related service providers.

Dates: 7/20/2017

Quality transition planning is an evidence-based practice designed to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities. It is an assessment driven process that incorporates all facets of the student’s postsecondary goals as part of a purposeful plan implemented by all school personnel. This training will review the purpose and best-practices for development and implementation of all components of transition planning. Participants will have an opportunity to evaluate their current practices and develop an action plan to move current practices into a more comprehensive, purposeful process of engaging students, parents and staff in successful post-secondary planning. The training is designed for district teams of up to 4 people that include an administrator, special education teacher, guidance counselor and preferably a related service provider working with transition aged students. Enrollment will be limited to 12 teams.

70. Capital Region BOCES Institute on Mentoring for Administrators, Teachers, Coaches and Mentors

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2017 to 7/26/2017

New
This summer two-day institute will offer school leaders, mentors, teachers and coaches an opportunity to examine best practices in developing a stronger learning community in their school through an effective mentoring program for supporting teachers. The two days are planned to examine the impact of teacher leadership and establishing a sustainable mentoring program. Day One will offer school leaders an understanding of the relationship of mentors, administrators and new teachers and time to determine school needs and begin to plan a new approach. Roles of mentors and challenges of planning a program to meet the needs of diverse learners will be shared. A major theme will be: How do school leaders create the climate, culture and structure for mentoring? Day Two will concentrate on helping mentors and coaches re-visit their roles, use data, develop meaningful focused conversations with new teachers, deal with personnel/evaluation issues and build an improvement cycle in mentoring. Two follow up session will be held in November and March for continued professional development.

71. Distributed Leadership with James Spillane

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2017

New
Participants will engage in thinking about the challenge of designing and redesigning school district and school educational infrastructure to support instruction, lead instructional improvement, and manage instructional quality. This workshop will involve a combination of presentation of research findings, pair and group activities and simulations, and whole group discussions designed to stimulate conversations about the work of instructional improvement in school systems and schools. $200 per person $875 teams of 5 $1,500 teams of 10

72. Just Words- Wilson Training

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2017 to 8/23/2017

New
This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words® curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
•Understand the research base of the why and how of Just Words® instruction.
•Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple learning styles.
•Identify the skills taught in Just Words®: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
•Properly identify and group students.
•Use the Instructor Manual’s Unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
•Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.