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1. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Canton

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

Audience: Restricted to public school teams addressing SPP Indicator #13. Must include one Administrator and one High School Special Education Teacher. Additional recommended team member - Related Service Providers, WBL Coordinators and Middle School Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 10/18/2017

This 1 day training is designed specifically for public school personnel who have to report on SPP Indicator #13 during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school year or for schools who did not achieve 100% during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants will review all SPP Indicator #13 areas and will receive instruction, examples and tools to assist with the essential components of compliance. Registration is for teams of 3-4 members and must include one administrator and one high school special education teacher. Participants will receive further instructions once team registrations have been approved.

2. Cool Tools for School 2017-2018

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/1/2017

THE COOL TOOLS FOR SCHOOL PROGRAM IS BACK!

Thanks to popular demand, the self-paced, online learning program known as Cool Tools for School is returning for another year. This online learning opportunity will help you keep up (and catch up!) with a wide range of web-based services and networking tools, and explore how they can be used in a K-12 setting.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The program will run from November 2017 through May/June 2018. Once again this year, we'll be offering over 40 different lessons to choose from. You get to choose which lessons you want to complete, which makes this a truly personalized learning opportunity.

~Cool Tools 101 (Things 1 to 10) will be for folks who haven't participated in this (or similar) project before.

~More Cool Tools (Things 11 and beyond) are for those who have participated in the past and are looking for new topics to explore.

Some examples of topics include: Blogging, Screencasting, News Literacy, Infographics, Photo Fun, Digital Citizenship, Augmented Reality and more. This year, we'll be using Google Classroom for the workshop. You'll receive an invitation to join the course site after you register.

***Payment due by December 15, 2017***

(Course content from last year can be found at http://cooltoolsforschool.wordpress.com if you'd like to get a better idea of what is covered.)

3. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Plattsburgh

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

Audience: Restricted to public school teams addressing SPP Indicator #13. Must include one Administrator and one High School Special Education Teacher. Additional recommended team member - Related Service Providers, WBL Coordinators and Middle School Special Education Teachers.

Dates: 11/1/2017

This 1 day training is designed specifically for public school personnel who have to report on SPP Indicator #13 during the 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 school year or for schools who did not achieve 100% during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants will review all SPP Indicator #13 areas and will receive instruction, examples and tools to assist with the essential components of compliance. Registration is for teams of 3-4 members and must include one administrator and one high school special education teacher. Participants will receive further instructions once team registrations have been approved.

4. School Based Behavior Professionals Collaborative

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: School/agency staff who provide clinical behavior support, coaching of other professionals in behavior management, and those responsible for developing & monitoring behavior intervention plans/behavior support plans.

Dates: 11/13/2017 to 5/18/2018

UPDATE – To register for the January and May 2018 editions of the School-Based Behavior Professionals Collaborative, please go to January & May Registration Page at https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2640275&D=13606 (you will have to copy and paste).

The collaborative is open to school/agency staff who provide clinical behavior support, coaching of other professionals in behavior management, and those responsible for developing & monitoring behavior intervention plans/behavior support plans. The collaborative provides interactive sessions designed to foster collaboration, skill development, networking and peer-to-peer support including:

~Case studies of real students that will include demonstration of an interactional model for providing assistance to the professionals supporting the student

~Exchanging resources, interventions and ideas for improving student behavior

~Professional development on various topics relevant to providing behavior support to students

Day #1 - 11/13/17

Day #2 - 1/12/18

Day #3 - 5/18/18

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

5. Naviance Annual User Group Meeting

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 12/5/2017

Please join us along with Naviance Strategic Success Manager, Michelle Grimley, to share questions, concerns, enhancement requests and accomplishments with your colleagues. We will review best practices in meeting the proposed NYSED School Counselor Regulations with emphasis on a scope and sequence for College and Career Readiness, including assessments. As a special offer, each attending district will receive a detailed report with a breakdown of their usage for the 2016-2017 school year highlighting their success. This is a value of over $500.00 FREE to all attendees. Lunch will be provided compliments of Naviance, followed by Q & A on topics such as eDocs and Family Connection.

6. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Students with Mental Health & Behavioral Needs in the Classroom in Johnstown

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

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Chairpersons

Dates: 12/18/2017 to 12/19/2017

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This two-day training focuses on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve outcomes for students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn the characteristics of common disorders and specific strategies to support these students by increasing time spent in the classroom, focusing on academic outcomes, and proactively managing challenging behaviors.

This training is intended for those who have a role instructing or supporting students in classrooms, including those responsible for IEP development and classroom behavior management / supports.

Priority registration will be given to districts notified for SPP 4.

7. NewsBank Demonstration - America's Historical Newspapers & Access World News

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Middle and high school teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/18/2018

America's Historical Newspapers provides primary sources from over 440 historical papers dated 1690-2000. Features a timeline/topic-based interface that highlights all major eras in US history studied in schools today. The complete editions of every paper including illustrations, advertisments, cartoons, and more is provided in this one of a kind resource.

Subject: Social Studies - English Language Arts - Science

Grades: 6 thru 12

URL: http://www.newsbank.com/libraries/schools/solutions/historical/americas-historical-newspapers-1690-20th-c

Access World News provides global primary source content from over 5000 sources from over 200 countries around the world to meet the need of relating classroom learning to real world events. The Find a Topic interface brings relative results in just a few clicks, while keyword searching returns current and archived articles supporting research and critical thinking for all subject areas.

Subject: Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, Career Development, Occupational Studies, Languages, Health, Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences

Grades: 6 thru 12

URL: http://www.newsbank.com/libraries/schools/solutions/us-international/access-world-news

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/194261421

Join the conference call:

Dial in Number: 888-716-0594

Access Code: 8434121

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

8. NewsBank Demonstration - America's Historical Newspapers & Access World News

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Middle and high school teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/18/2018

America's Historical Newspapers provides primary sources from over 440 historical papers dated 1690-2000. Features a timeline/topic-based interface that highlights all major eras in US history studied in schools today. The complete editions of every paper including illustrations, advertisments, cartoons, and more is provided in this one of a kind resource.

Subject: Social Studies - English Language Arts - Science

Grades: 6 thru 12

URL: http://www.newsbank.com/libraries/schools/solutions/historical/americas-historical-newspapers-1690-20th-c

Access World News provides global primary source content from over 5000 sources from over 200 countries around the world to meet the need of relating classroom learning to real world events. The Find a Topic interface brings relative results in just a few clicks, while keyword searching returns current and archived articles supporting research and critical thinking for all subject areas.

Subject: Social Studies, English Language Arts, Science, Career Development, Occupational Studies, Languages, Health, Technology, Family and Consumer Sciences

Grades: 6 thru 12

URL: http://www.newsbank.com/libraries/schools/solutions/us-international/access-world-news

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/312021309

Join the conference call:

Dial in Number: 888-716-0594

Access Code: 8434121

First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

9. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/18/2018

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.

10. Proactive Classroom Management

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 3/5/2018

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Day 1 will include:

~Detailing how content for Days 1 and 2 will dovetail with existing classroom management research, PBIS, and other education initiatives and mandates

~Effectively utilizing the classroom space including seating and furniture arrangements

~Maximizing the use of instructional time (daily, weekly, yearly) with regards to behavior management

~Utilization of proximity, instructional arrangement and instructional practices that maximize student engagement

Day 2 will include:

~Techniques and strategies for having a classroom that prevents behavior problems and fosters a structured, controlled learning environment

~Identification of classroom behavioral expectations and procedures for instituting them within the classroom

~Establishment of routines for orderly conducting of classroom business, seamless transitions and deflecting problem behavior

~Procedures for reinforcing/acknowledging and increasing positive student behavior

Day 3 will include:

~Techniques and strategies for dealing with problem behavior that presents in the classroom in spite of the implementation of proactive classroom management

~Outlining the crisis cycle for behavior

~The role of brain development with regards to student behavior

~Methods for preventing the escalation of problem behavior after initial conflict

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

11. Distance Learning Design Challenge

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 1/22/2018

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In conjunction with the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting, the DL Program is sponsoring the Distance Learning Design Challenge professional learning opportunity to help inform the design of the next generation Distance Learning Classroom. In this challenge, Distance Learning Teachers and TAs are invited to provide feedback in a facilitated setting to questions such as:
- What kinds of interactions should student experience?
- What skills and dispositions do we want students to have to function in the world?
- What do we want to be doing in these DL spaces?
- What could a next generation DL classroom look like?

Participants in this Design Challenge will both learn from fellow Distance Learning colleagues and help inform the design of new DL spaces going forward.

We are holding the Design Challenge on Monday, January 22nd from 9:30 to 11:45am with lunch offered at 12 noon. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School has agreed to host this challenge. The address for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School is 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. We will be meeting in Room 150C at the high school. Please register to hold your place, as this inaugural challenge might fill up quickly!

Looking forward to seeing the ideas you bring to the table!

Thank you,
Eileen Drescher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

NOTE: This meeting is open to DL Practitioners' from districts participating in the Full Distance Learning Program.

12. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (January 2018)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 1/22/2018

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The Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting allows veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those thinking about entering the Distance Learning classroom for the first time to share knowledge, troubleshoot common issues, and meet other Practitioners face to face to improve the Distance Learning Program.

We are holding the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Monday, January 22nd from 12:30 to 2:30pm with lunch offered at 12 noon. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School has agreed to host this meeting. The address for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School is 88 Lakehill Road, Burnt Hills, NY 12027. We will be meeting in their Library at the high school. Please register to hold your place, as your feedback is the driving force for this collaborative forum.

More detailed information will follow. If you have a DL best practice experience you would like to share, or a DL pain point you hope to get feedback from others about, please be in touch with Mary Morris at dl@neric.org. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

Please send any suggested topics you have, either to present or just to discuss as a group, to dl@neric.org by January 15th.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Thank you,
Eileen Drescher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

NOTE: This meeting is open to DL Practitioners' from districts participating in the Full Distance Learning Program.

13. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) Jan. 22 & 23, 2018

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 1/23/2018

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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 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

14. Session 1- Teams A & B Equity Workshop

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2018

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Generation Ready's Cultural Proficiency Initiative helps 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 culture, ethnicity , or socioeconomic status. This allows for schools to close the achievement gap in minority students, increase student engagement in the classroom, improve attendance and student discipline, and enhance student achievement for all.

15. Session 1- Teams C & D Strategic Planning for MSA

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2018

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Through a variety of surveys of all stakeholder groups and self-assessment instruments, 3 objectives have emerged as priorities for strategic planning. During these work sessions, staff will have the opportunity to speak to each of the objectives and contribute to the formulation of the strategic plan for the Middle States Association accreditation.

16. Session 2- Teams A & B Strategic Planning for MSA

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2018

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Through a variety of surveys of all stakeholder groups and self-assessment instruments, 3 objectives have emerged as priorities for strategic planning. During these work sessions, staff will have the opportunity to speak to each of the objectives and contribute to the formulation of the strategic plan for the Middle States Association accreditation.

17. Session 2- Teams C & D Equity Workshop

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2018

NewStarting Soon
Generation Ready's Cultural Proficiency Initiative helps 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 culture, ethnicity , or socioeconomic status. This allows for schools to close the achievement gap in minority students, increase student engagement in the classroom, improve attendance and student discipline, and enhance student achievement for all.

18. Discovery Education Awareness Session

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, and Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2018

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Not only do today’s students want to be engaged through technology, media, and conversations at the same time, they also want to instantly share their own content, ideas, and creativity with their peers and, in fact, the world. Our students have progressed beyond consumers of content to become producers and publishers. How do we, as educators, teach to someone who is technically proficient, and social media-minded? During this interactive session we’ll explore different digital resources within Discovery Education that allow for differentiated instruction and student choice. We will also explore how both students and teachers can use the content creation tools within Discovery Education to demonstrate mastery of content.

19. Session 3 - G Suite Overview (3 locations)

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/23/2018

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A first time user session, facilitated by teacher leaders, will help ensure that all users are logged in to their Google accounts and are able to access their Google Drive and other applications. To accommodate individual needs, NERIC staff will stay beyond 2pm to help everyone get logged in.

20. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/23/2018

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TBA

21. Session 4 -Team C - Data Driven Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

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Collecting and analyzing student learning data provides an effective means to find levers to adjust instruction and improve student learning. Developing a culture for data driven instruction begins with organizing for analysis using protocols and a systematic approach.

22. Session 4 -Teams A & B - Formative Assessments

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

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As a result of the session, participants will : *Have at least three formative assessment strategies(a daily MC quiz , a self-assessment rubric , and a self-assessment checklist)they can use in their classroom the following day or week. *Be able to recognize the attributes of quality formative assessment so they can reflect on the quality of theirs *Understand the importance of learning targets as they relate to their standards and formative assessments *Recognize the connection between formative and summative assessment to inform future planning

23. Session 4-Team D Google Classroom Parts 1/2/3

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Participants will be placed in classes based on the results of the G Suite survey sent by David Versocki.

24. Session 4 -Team D - Data Driven Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Collecting and analyzing student learning data provides an effective means to find levers to adjust instruction and improve student learning. Developing a culture for data driven instruction begins with organizing for analysis using protocols and a systematic approach.

25. Session 4-Team C Google Classroom Parts 1/2/3

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Participants will be placed in classes based on the results of the G Suite survey sent by David Versocki.

26. Session 5 -Team A - Data Driven Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Collecting and analyzing student learning data provides an effective means to find levers to adjust instruction and improve student learning. Developing a culture for data driven instruction begins with organizing for analysis using protocols and a systematic approach.

27. Session 5 -Teams C & D - Formative Assessments

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
As a result of the session, participants will : *Have at least three formative assessment strategies(a daily MC quiz , a self-assessment rubric , and a self-assessment checklist)they can use in their classroom the following day or week. *Be able to recognize the attributes of quality formative assessment so they can reflect on the quality of theirs *Understand the importance of learning targets as they relate to their standards and formative assessments *Recognize the connection between formative and summative assessment to inform future planning

28. Session 5-Team B Google Classroom Parts 1/2/3

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Participants will be placed in classes based on the results of the G Suite survey sent by David Versocki.

29. Session 5 -Team B - Data Driven Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Collecting and analyzing student learning data provides an effective means to find levers to adjust instruction and improve student learning. Developing a culture for data driven instruction begins with organizing for analysis using protocols and a systematic approach.

30. Session 5-Team A Google Classroom Parts 1/2/3

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

NewStarting Soon
Participants will be placed in classes based on the results of the G Suite survey sent by David Versocki.

31. Session 6 - Dr. Anita Murphy and Dr. Joseph Dragone

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018

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BOCES

32. Breakout EDU Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/25/2018

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Foster creativity, collaboration, cooperation, critical thinking, and communication skills in your classroom with a fun and immersive game that will challenge and engage your students! These exciting activities apply to a wide variety of grade levels and subject areas. Breakout EDU will have students working together and thinking in new ways as they solve puzzles, decipher clues, and piece together information to figure out how to break into the Breakout box.

Breakout EDU games are similar to an “escape room” experience, but instead of being “locked” in a room, the goal is to figure out the clues and open the locked Breakout box.

This session is for those who wish to facilitate a game in their classroom for the first time. We will go over best practices, instructional benefits, preparation, tips and tricks, and how the different pieces of the kit work. We will also go over how to borrow a Breakout EDU kit from NERIC.

Prerequisite - You must have played a Breakout EDU game before, either at NERIC, a conference, or your school. This course is required if you wish to borrow a kit.

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

33. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 3-8 training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 1/26/2018

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The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.

34. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Veteran Session (SLL)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 1/29/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

35. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Novice Session (SLL)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 1/29/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

36. Activating Sustainable Thinking for the Future of School Libraries

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/30/2018

All libraries, including school libraries, must take an active, visible role in building sustainable and resilient communities. Our future depends on it. We will explore the importance of infusing the core value of sustainability into everything we do, and demonstrate how libraries that lead into the future using "sustainable thinking" fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways.

"Sustainable Thinking" is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the "Triple Bottom Line" definition of sustainability: economic feasibility, environmental stewardship, and social justice to inspire investment and build support for the future.

Presented by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich and Matthew Bollerman, NYLA Sustainability Initiative Co-Chairs.

37. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Canton

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

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

Dates: 1/30/2018

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 review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

38. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Students with Mental Health & Behavioral Needs in the Classroom in Albany

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

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Chairpersons

Dates: 1/30/2018 to 1/31/2018

Wait List
This two-day training focuses on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve outcomes for students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn the characteristics of common disorders and specific strategies to support these students by increasing time spent in the classroom, focusing on academic outcomes, and proactively managing challenging behaviors.

39. District Team Technology Planning Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: District Teams

Dates: 1/30/2018

This session is intended for district teams (administrators, technology directors and library media specialists, etc.) to work with regional colleagues to template a process for technology evaluation, visioning and planning. Participants will work collaboratively to create a vision and action plan for a comprehensive three year technology plan.

Specifically, teams will focus on these elements:
*Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
*Leadership, People, and Culture
*Infrastructure, Security, and Technology

The afternoon session will focus on creating a template process for evaluation, visioning and planning. The day serves as an example of how leaders may facilitate discussions, and then collect and evaluate data within their own district. By bringing together area leaders, the workshop intends to leverage, advance, and support the collective knowledge and capacity of participating districts to generate and refine ideas needed to innovate and transform school.

Session Facilitators: NERIC Leadership and Instructional Team
Contact email: techplan@neric.org
Location: 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road Albany, NY 12205 (CVES, FEH & SLL Rooms)

40. District Team Technology Planning Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: District Teams

Dates: 1/30/2018

This session is intended for district teams (administrators, technology directors and library media specialists, etc.) to work with regional colleagues to template a process for technology evaluation, visioning and planning. Participants will work collaboratively to create a vision and action plan for a comprehensive three year technology plan.

Specifically, teams will focus on these elements:
*Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
*Leadership, People, and Culture
*Infrastructure, Security, and Technology

The afternoon session will focus on creating a template process for evaluation, visioning and planning. The day serves as an example of how leaders may facilitate discussions, and then collect and evaluate data within their own district. By bringing together area leaders, the workshop intends to leverage, advance, and support the collective knowledge and capacity of participating districts to generate and refine ideas needed to innovate and transform school.

Session Facilitators: NERIC Leadership and Instructional Team
Contact email: techplan@neric.org
Location: Malone Active Learning Space located at Franklin Academy 42 Huskie Ln, Malone, NY 12953 (Please sign in at the high school front desk)

41. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Veteran Session (CVES)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 1/30/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

42. RSE-TASC Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Planning (BIP) Day 4 in Albany

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

Audience: Attendees from FBA/BIP Training in Albany

Dates: 1/30/2018

This is the Day 4 for people that attended FBA/BIP training days 1-3 in Albany NY from 9/26; 10/24 & 11/14.

43. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Novice Session (CVES)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 1/30/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

44. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Veteran Session (FEH)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 1/31/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

45. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Novice Session (FEH)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 1/31/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

46. (RSE-TASC) Technology Roundtable Discussion (AM Session) 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: 2/1/2018

The purpose of this session is to allow educators/agencies to learn about, and to teach each other about, strategies, apps, online programs, equipment and all things technology related that help our students access the curriculum and make progress toward their goals. Please come prepared to share!
• AT/ Technology Resources that support Least Restrictive Environment
• AT and the IEP
• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?

47. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Veteran Session (HFM)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/1/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

48. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/1/2018

This webinar will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

49. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Group (PM Session) 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: 2/1/2018

Transition Interagency Group is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities.

50. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Novice Session (HFM)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/1/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

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

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tiers 2/3 Building Coaches

Dates: 2/2/2018

The City School District of Albany will be hosting meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by District Staff 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 share District updates 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 Sign-in 8:30; Meeting begins at 9:00.

52. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 9-12 training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 2/2/2018

The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.

53. (RSE-TASC) CVES Technology Roundtable Discussion (AM Session) 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: 2/2/2018

The purpose of this session is to allow educators/agencies to learn about, and to teach each other about, strategies, apps, online programs, equipment and all things technology related that help our students access the curriculum and make progress toward their goals. Please come prepared to share!
• AT/ Technology Resources that support Least Restrictive Environment
• AT and the IEP
• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?

54. (RSE-TASC) Day Program Transition Roundtable

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

Audience: Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these programs: Center for Disability Services (Langan School and Prospect), Crossroads Center for Children, St. Colman’s Autism Program, Wildwood School

Dates: 2/2/2018

This session is intended to allow professionals working in Non-District schools to receive policy updates and technical assistance on issued related to Work-skills Development and Transition for students with multiple and severe disabilities. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services to prepare students with disabilities for life after graduation.

55. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Veteran Session (QIII)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/2/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

56. (RSE-TASC) CEWW Transition Interagency Council (PM Session) 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: 2/2/2018

Transition Interagency Council is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities and Assistive Technology.

57. (RSE-TASC) Transition/Work-based Learning 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: 2/2/2018

This session is intended to allow professionals working in Non-District schools to receive policy updates and technical assistance on issued related to Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS). Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services to prepare students with disabilities for careers and life after graduation.

58. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Novice Session (QIII)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/2/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

59. Digital Tools Make Formative Assessments Easy!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/5/2018 to 2/12/2018

This course will explore how digital tools can be incorporated for bell ringers, lesson presentations and quizzes to allow teachers to quickly see students' progress and needs. Using Kahoot, PearDeck, and Google Forms, teachers will be able to have valuable access to information (organized in spreadsheet form) that will inform instructional practice, student grouping, and review strategies. The week-long interval between sessions will provide time to try something in class and come back for troubleshooting and Q&A. Let the computer work for you - save time and have more evidence of student progress!

Please bring a computer and/or mobile device.

Fee: Free to Model Schools
Others: $125
Location: NERIC Albany

60. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Veteran Session (CRB)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/6/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.

61. schooltoolTM HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/6/2018 to 3/6/2018

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

62. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting – Novice Session (CRB)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/6/2018

Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.
Learn to create Google Forms and use all of the features with students and/or colleagues. Forms are easy to construct, and are designed using content pertinent to your subject area. Respondents fill out the form online, and Google "instantly" summarizes the answers in a spreadsheet and charts. You can add images, videos, sections and more. You can use images as part of the question or as part of the answer. Ideas for use include quizzes, how-to steps, assignment collection, science experiments, math reviews and more. You can make the forms "self-correcting" for grading tests quickly. Assign points to each question, create answer keys, and give students immediate feedback or email grades later. Add links to "extra help resources" within questions. You can give individual feedback and private comments, and hand-score for students who need special attention.

Participants should have a personal Google/Gmail account or school 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. They should have one of the following browsers installed: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Please do not bring a mobile device to work on.

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

64. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/7/2018

Webinar for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.020 (OPALS). Participants receive professional development on updates in OPALS, via a webinar with John Schuster, and information related to automation services and project plans.

Access information:

Where: WebEx Online

Address: https://meetings.webex.com/collabs/meetings/view?uuid=M649L0YACV6EBZ7L1E0XUIMT00-AJQF&ucs=email

Meeting number: 197 454 095

Password: This meeting does not require a password.

Audio Connection

+1-415-655-0001 US TOLL

Access code: 197 454 095

65. eSchoolData - Scheduling Setup & Course Requests

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 2/7/2018


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on how to do school setup to roll over your course catalog as well as a reivew on course requests.



There are videos available on this topic that can be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL address into the browser address bar:


School Setup:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0HKen7Gd-k

Mass Course Requests:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CJ3Pwc147w

Alternate Course Requests:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbzldDCmOd0


Or click the link below:


Click HERE for video on School Setup

Click HERE for video on Mass Course Requests

Click HERE for video on Alternate Course Requests


A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


66. schooltoolTM HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/8/2018 to 3/8/2018

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

67. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians

Dates: 2/8/2018

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources 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.

Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

Mark your calendar! Author/illustrator Jeff Mack will be stopping in on March 22, when we talk about humor in children's literature.

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

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

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, 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: 2/9/2018

This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

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

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE Chairpersons, other Special Education leaders - ONLY THESE SCHOOLS: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 2/9/2018

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.

70. Student Resource Expo

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/12/2018

The Student Resource Expo is an open house format that allows you to stay for as long as you would like. Drop in for a portion of the day for a quick look at each of the resources or plan to spend the day for a deeper dive into how each resource aligns to New York State Learning Standards. Bring a team and begin planning how you will implement the resources available to your students after talking with vendors and getting hands-on experience with their products!

Vendors participating in the Student Resource Expo currently include:

~EdTech Lens

~Exploring Nature

~Gumdrop Books

~Infobase Learning/Facts On File

~Learning A-Z

~Lincoln Library

~myON

~Newsbank

~Tig Tag Twig

~World Book

***Attendees must sign in and out of the event in order to receive up to 6 hours of professional development credit.***

71. District Team Technology Planning Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: District Teams

Dates: 2/12/2018

This session is intended for district teams (administrators, technology directors and library media specialists, etc.) to work with regional colleagues to template a process for technology evaluation, visioning and planning. Participants will work collaboratively to create a vision and action plan for a comprehensive three year technology plan.

Specifically, teams will focus on these elements:
*Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
*Leadership, People, and Culture
*Infrastructure, Security, and Technology

The afternoon session will focus on creating a template process for evaluation, visioning and planning. The day serves as an example of how leaders may facilitate discussions, and then collect and evaluate data within their own district. By bringing together area leaders, the workshop intends to leverage, advance, and support the collective knowledge and capacity of participating districts to generate and refine ideas needed to innovate and transform school.

Session Facilitators: NERIC Leadership and Instructional Team
Contact email: techplan@neric.org
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh 1523 Military Turnpike Suite 100, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (Mary Room)

72. District Team Technology Planning Workshop

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: District Teams

Dates: 2/12/2018

This session is intended for district teams (administrators, technology directors and library media specialists, etc.) to work with regional colleagues to template a process for technology evaluation, visioning and planning. Participants will work collaboratively to create a vision and action plan for a comprehensive three year technology plan.

Specifically, teams will focus on these elements:
*Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment
*Leadership, People, and Culture
*Infrastructure, Security, and Technology

The afternoon session will focus on creating a template process for evaluation, visioning and planning. The day serves as an example of how leaders may facilitate discussions, and then collect and evaluate data within their own district. By bringing together area leaders, the workshop intends to leverage, advance, and support the collective knowledge and capacity of participating districts to generate and refine ideas needed to innovate and transform school.

Session Facilitators: NERIC Leadership and Instructional Team
Contact email: techplan@neric.org
Location: SLL BOCES, 40 W Main St, Canton, NY 13617

73. schooltoolTM HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 3/12/2018

Part I: This classroom session will cover creating schedules for secondary level students. Steps to get ready for the scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule and an overview of analysis reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports.

Part II: Participants attending this working session should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended HS/MS Scheduling I class. Bring your documents for the next school year and a NERIC Coordinator will be there to provide assistance as needed.

74. (RSE-TASC) Educational Benefit: Strategies for Improving IEPs and Decision Making at the Committee on Special Education in Canton

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

Audience: Teams of three to six members, which might include CSE chairpersons, special educators, related service providers, general educators, psychologists, administrators and other CSE members

Dates: 2/13/2018

Wait List
Designed for district teams, this training will provide an opportunity to learn and practice the IEP mapping process to review IEPs to ensure they align and result in educational benefit for students with disabilities. Within the workshop, 3 years of a student's IEP will be analyzed to determine if there is a clear relationship between identified needs, goals and services. This analysis will identify effective practices as well as areas to improve the quality of IEP development.

75. schooltoolTM Tips n Tricks and New Features

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 2/13/2018

This session will be a series of tips and tricks from a variety of modules within schooltoolTM. Topics may include advanced search tips, custom export tips, report tips, and other tips that will be of particular interest at the time the session is offered. Participants are welcome to share their tips as well, or bring questions about better ways to use the schooltoolTM student management system.

76. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 2/13/2018

February's book: Following Ezra by Tom Fields-Meyer

Purpose in my Pocket is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2018-19 school year, so keep your ears open.

Meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of every month and attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

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

78. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/15/2018

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.

79. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 2/16/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools instructor with online content on Blackboard.

80. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 2/23/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools instructor with online content on Blackboard.

81. Excel 2013: Spreadsheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/26/2018 to 4/2/2018

This online course introduces educators to the features of Excel 2013. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: new features and functions, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and Excel 2013 software. Prior knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended.

Note: All 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: $125
Location: Online

82. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/26/2018 to 4/2/2018

This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Sheets. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: making the transition from Excel, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, gradebooks, conditional formatting and filters, graphing data, working with live Web-based data, and using add-ons. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and a Google Drive account. Prior knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites:Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account.

Note: All 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
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

84. Regional District Testing Coordinator Meeting - Veteran Session (WSWHE)

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: Veteran District Testing Coordinators and Building Principals

Dates: 2/27/2018

New
Join the NERIC Testing Team to review the changes in 2018 testing administration for the 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents Exams. This session will also review the available instructional reports that are available to your districts. There will be opportunities to ask testing related questions, as well as provide feedback for the service. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district.
Join the NERIC Testing Team for a complete and in-depth look at 2018 administration of 3 – 8 ELA & Math(paper and computer-based) , Science 4/8, NYSESLAT, NYSITELL, and Regents. We will cover materials related to all tests, procedures to follow, resources for your use, and best practices. This session will provide a deeper look at documents, answer sheets, scoring information and the systems you will use to have a successful testing year. The information from this session will be provided after the session for turnkey use in your district

86. eSchoolData - Class Rank & Transcripts

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 2/28/2018


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on how to run Class Rank and Transcripts.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


87. What Do the New Science Standards Look Like in the Secondary Classroom?

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Secondary science teachers

Dates: 3/1/2018 to 3/2/2018

Tricia Shelton from the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will share her experiences implementing 3 dimensional teaching and learning in the high school setting. Ms. Shelton was most recently a HS Science Teacher in Kentucky – a state that is a few years ahead of New York in new standards implementations. Tricia has worked with state science leaders and the Capital Region BOCES is thrilled to bring her to our area to share her work.

The two day professional development will include:

~Communication of the essential aspects of 3-Dimensional learning in the Framework

~Construct an explanation on how practices, core ideas, and crosscutting concepts should be integrated for instruction

~Analyze lessons and student work for evidence of providing students opportunities to develop and use all three dimensions

~Evaluate how useful phenomena are to drive student learning

~Design lessons and units that are coherent and student-centered

This professional development experience is designed for high school science teachers, science instructional leaders and can also be applied in middle school science classrooms. Participants will receive NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS edited by Ted Willard.

88. (RSE-TASC) Specially Designed Instruction training in Albany

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

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

Dates: 3/1/2018

Wait List
Specially Designed Instruction is the intentional and purposeful planning of instruction to ensure that students with disabilities have meaningful access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum.

Within this workshop, participants will develop an operational understanding of this definition and explore effective instructional strategies for students with disabilities.

89. (RSE-TASC) Specially Designed Instruction training in Canton

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

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

Dates: 3/1/2018

Specially Designed Instruction is the intentional and purposeful planning of instruction to ensure that students with disabilities have meaningful access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum.

Within this workshop, participants will develop an operational understanding of this definition and explore effective instructional strategies for students with disabilities.

90. (RSE-TASC) Essex 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: 3/2/2018

The purpose of this session is to allow educators/agencies to learn about, and to teach each other about, strategies, apps, online programs, equipment and all things technology related that help our students access the curriculum and make progress toward their goals. Please come prepared to share!

• AT/ Technology Resources that support Least Restrictive Environment

• AT and the IEP

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

91. (RSE-TASC) Essex Transition Interagency Council (PM 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: 3/2/2018

Transition Interagency Council is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities and Assistive Technology.

92. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 3-5 training in Albany

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 3/6/2018

The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.

93. (RSE-TASC) Disciplining Students with Disabilities training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: Teams of three to six members, which might include Superintendents, CSE Chairpersons, Principals, Assistant Principals or others involved in the discipline process.

Dates: 3/6/2018

One of the most important issues for coordination, collaboration and communication in a school district is discipline of students with disabilities. It is essential that building principals, assistant principals and deans, as well as CSE Chairpersons, understand the legal requirements and procedures related to discipline of students with disabilities. This training will provide an opportunity for participants to learn and review regulations in relation to the discipline of students with disabilities. Additionally, participants will work together as a district team to review and analyze current practices. This analysis will identify effective practices as well as areas to improve.

94. (RSE-TASC) Specially Designed Instruction training in Saratoga Springs

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

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

Dates: 3/6/2018

Wait List
Specially Designed Instruction is the intentional and purposeful planning of instruction to ensure that students with disabilities have meaningful access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum.

Within this workshop, participants will develop an operational understanding of this definition and explore effective instructional strategies for students with disabilities.

95. Coding with Robots in the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 3/6/2018

New
This is your opportunity to learn and try out a variety of robots and coding tools! This course will be an overview of Blue-Bot, Dash and Dot, Ozobot, and Cubelets. Any teacher that attends this workshop will have the opportunity to request to borrow these robots for use in their classroom.

For NERIC Model Schools only. More extensive use of the robots is possible with our new Robot Service - call for details.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

96. Exploring, Learning, & Updates - Renaissance Transition to AWS Platform User Group Meeting - AM Session

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: STAR Assessment User Group

Dates: 3/7/2018

New
In partnership with Renaissance Learning please join us as we explore, learn and discuss the transition to the new Renaissance Assessments Platform (AWS).

The day will be broken into two half-day identical sessions - one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Please register for only one session.

Agenda
*Home Page View
*Assessing & Running Reports
*Unified Approach for Goal Setting - Steps and Types
*Student Grouping - Navigation & Management

Lunch will be provided.

Location: Northeastern Regional Information Center-Room CVES
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM

Please note that only educators from districts supported through either NERIC or Questar III that are using STAR Assessments will be eligible to attend.

97. Exploring, Learning, & Updates - Renaissance Transition to AWS Platform User Group Meeting - PM Session

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: STAR Assessment User Group

Dates: 3/7/2018

New
In partnership with Renaissance Learning please join us as we explore, learn and discuss the transition to the new Renaissance Assessments Platform (AWS).

The day will be broken into two half-day identical sessions - one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Please register for only one session.

Agenda
*Home Page View
*Assessing & Running Reports
*Unified Approach for Goal Setting - Steps and Types
*Student Grouping - Navigation & Management

Lunch will be provided.

Location: Northeastern Regional Information Center-Room CVES
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Lunch 12:00-1:00 PM

Please note that only educators from districts supported through either NERIC or Questar III that are using STAR Assessments will be eligible to attend.

98. Teaching the Tough Topics with Greg Tang

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 3/8/2018

Are you ready to tackle and teach the topics kids struggle with most? Greg’s new workshop for grade 1-6 teachers, Teaching The Tough Topics, focuses on critical concepts that are barriers to student success. Topics include: 1. Number sense & estimation 2. Fact & procedural fluency 3. Place value & rounding 4. Fractions & decimals 5. Multistep word problems We will explore why students are having trouble, what gaps need to be filled, and which teaching methods are most effective. How can we do all of this in just one day? By going back to the basics and focusing on 3 important building blocks: place value, number bonds, and algorithms.

If all that is not enough, there’s more. Need small group activities? Greg has cleverly-designed math centers that teach critical skills while giving kids the repetition and practice they need. Need warmup activities? His whole class thinking exercises develop strong mental math skills and fluency with facts. Need homework problems that will hook your families on problem-solving? Greg’s puzzles develop computational, problem-solving and reasoning skills – all at the same time!

Costs: $185 per person; 4 or more from a district $175 per person

99. Academic Seminar – Implementing a Curriculum of Student Success Skills at the Middle and High School Levels

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: A team of 5-6 including building & district administration, teachers and a pupil personnel services representative is recommended.

Dates: 3/8/2018 to 6/7/2018

Academic Seminar is a research-based, instructional approach to teaching students the skills they need to be successful at the middle and high school level. Participating teams will receive a model curriculum and be provided training and guidance on the step-by-step implementation process. Included in the cost of training is a half day of in-person consultation with the trainer at your school/district.

Day 1 will include:

~Defining Academic Seminar, how it works and benefits of implementation

~Unpacking the Academic Seminar curriculum

~Exploring multiple models of implementation

~Outlining the steps to the implementation process

Day 2 will include:

~Contouring Academic Seminar to meet your building/district needs

~Identifying resources and roadblocks to implementation

~Developing an action plan for implementation

Day 3 (half day – AM) will include:

~Teams will report out on successes and roadblocks and receive technical assistance

~Exchanging of implementation examples across teams

~Fine-tuning your Academic Seminar intervention

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

100. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 6-8 training in Albany

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 3/8/2018

The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.

101. schooltoolTM Tips n Tricks and New Features

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 3/8/2018

This session will be a series of tips and tricks from a variety of modules within schooltoolTM. Topics may include advanced search tips, custom export tips, report tips, and other tips that will be of particular interest at the time the session is offered. Participants are welcome to share their tips as well, or bring questions about better ways to use the schooltoolTM student management system.