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1. CTE 2017 - Opiod Overdose Prevention Program Training

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Audience: CTE

Dates: 10/5/2017

Location: 900 Watervliet Shaker Road (room TBD)

After completing this training, the participant will be able to: Describe two laws allowing school personnel to administer naloxone. Describe signs of a potential opiod overdose. List the six steps to assemble and administer nasal nalaxone. List two actions to take after administering naloxone. Identify two additional resources on opiod overdose prevention.

2. (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.

3. 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.)

4. (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.

5. 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.

6. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/14/2017

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.

7. Collections Deep Dive - Follett Destiny

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/15/2017

Collections creates new, collaborative ways for librarians, teachers and curriculum staff to curate and share free or purchased resources across the district and school. Each collection can include any resource – webpages, images, documents and more. Collections can be shared publicly, in your district or school, with a few people or kept private. This tool can help reduce instructional planning time, maximize visibility and usage of your educational resources and encourage deeper learning in and out of the library and classroom. In this session, you’ll learn how to create your own collection and view other collections in Follett Destiny.

8. Let's Interact with Interactive Reading Notebooks

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/20/2017 to 12/18/2017

Starting Soon
This course will be a collaborative class focusing on using technology to create lessons and materials for teachers to use in their reading lessons through the use of interactive notebooks. 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, Genius Scan and Smart Notebook to name a few. Furthermore participants will have an interactive notebook to guide their students. This tool then becomes a collection of their students' learning through scaffolding and an authentic assessment. Participants will have multiple opportunities for discussions about classroom applications, best practice, and differentiated instruction to modify and create lessons/notebook materials to meet the CCSS for their grade/subject level. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

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

9. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/20/2017 to 12/8/2017

Location: Online

Starting Soon
This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to LiveBinders, an Internet application that allows teachers to create classroom textbooks, ePortfolios, and more. Also, teachers can use it to provide parents with resources to help their children or showcase student work by sharing with parents and potential schools. Also, it can be used to help a substitute by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

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

10. Screencast-O-Matic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/20/2017 to 12/8/2017

Starting Soon
This course is intended to introduce teachers of all subjects and grade levels to innovative internet tools to use in any classroom. Screencast-O-Matic will be the main tool explored. It gives you the ability to create and share screen recordings to engage your auditory and visual learners. We will also be sharing tools such as Chirbit, Jing, Fakebook, and more! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

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

11. Fall 2017 District Data Coordinator Meeting at Questar III

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/21/2017

Starting Soon
Please join us for one of the Fall 2017 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements; TAA & ePMF Changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and our Timeline and Deadlines.

12. Level 2 BEDS Reports Training at Questar III

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/21/2017

Starting Soon
Level 2 BEDS Reports Training

13. eSchoolData - GURU Boards Training - Clerical

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Audience: Clerical Staff

Dates: 11/22/2017

Starting Soon

The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on the best practices, navigation, and tips and tricks for clerical staff using GURU Boards



There are videos available to show how to navigate and filter widgets in GURU that can be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL address into the browser address bar:


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLElM7gClpIsiNhPiRbZEOc7zXKRuXR45Q


Or click the link below:


Click HERE for video


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


14. Fall 2017 District Data Coordinator Meeting at Capital Region BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/27/2017

Please join us for one of the Fall 2017 District Data Coordinator Meetings being offered in each of the 7 BOCES regions. Each meeting will discuss Current and Upcoming NYS Reporting Requirements; TAA & ePMF Changes; Dataflow; Level 0 Updates; Reporting Reminders; and our Timeline and Deadlines.

15. Level 2 BEDS Reports Training at Capital Region BOCES

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Dates: 11/27/2017

Level 2 BEDS Reports Training

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

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

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

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 11/29/2017

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.

17. Introduction to the Data Warehouse

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: New DDCs

Dates: 11/28/2017

New
This introductory webinar is geared towards the new DDC. This is the first in a series of webinars designed to assist a DDC in their new role and will present an overview of the systems and processes related to NYS data reporting.

18. Explore with Google Expeditions!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/28/2017

Come and take a journey using virtual reality headsets and Google Expeditions! This will be a hands-on session with teachers as Explorers! You will learn how Expeditions work, what technology is involved, where to find resources, and how to integrate Expeditions into your curriculum. You will also learn the process for signing up to use Google Expeditions in your classroom.

This technology is available to all NERIC Model Schools district teachers who attend an orientation. (On a first come, first served basis and subject to availability).

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

19. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) Nov. 28 & 30, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 11/30/2017

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

20. Breakout EDU Training

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Educators

Dates: 11/29/2017

Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform that requires players to use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a challenging series of puzzles in order to open a locked box. Learn the process of a Breakout kit, create one for your classroom and collaboratively work together to “breakout”. Once you attend a breakout training, you will be able to take a breakout kit for use within your own classroom.

Length: 3 hours
Date: November 29th
Time: 8:30-11:30
Location/Room: Malone: Franklin Academy, Active Learning Space Classroom (Rm. 148)

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75

21. Check In / Check Out - A Research-Based Tier 2 Intervention for Students with Moderate Behavioral Concerns

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: A team of 3-4 staff including building administration, a pupil personnel services representative and a teacher is recommended.

Dates: 11/29/2017 to 2/8/2018

Description: Participants will learn about the research-based, K-12 appropriate, PBIS aligned intervention known as Check In/Check Out and receive step-by-step support replicating it at their school. Check In/Check Out helps address moderate student behavioral concerns such as off-task behavior, disruption, unprepared for class & failure to complete work. A team of 3-4 staff including building administration, a pupil personnel services representative and a teacher is recommended.

Day 1 will include:

~Defining the critical aspects of the Check In/Check Out intervention and the implementation cycle

~Identification of necessary resources to implement the intervention

~Planning for your Check In/Check Out pilot and formal rollout

Day 2 will include:

~Opportunities for each team to report out on successes and roadblocks and receive technical assistance

~Exchanging of implementation examples across teams

~Fine-tuning your Check In/Check Out program

Cost: $300 per person

Day #1 - 11/29/17

Day #2 - 2/8/18

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

22. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Albany

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

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 11/29/2017

Wait List
For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

23. schooltoolTM Custom Exports

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/29/2017

AM Beginner session: This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within schooltoolTM. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting.

PM Advanced session: This class will focus on specific custom exports you wish to create. We will build them together during the session. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.

24. Chrome Apps and Extensions for the Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/29/2017

This half-day session will be about exploring Apps and Extensions that work in classroom. The session will focus on general education and special education Chrome components. Participants will have time to install and play with the highlighted apps and extensions and to make the connection into their classroom, for not only themselves but for their students as well. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available. (Please note: be sure that your Google domain administrator has given you rights to add apps and extensions to the device you are bringing).

Length: 3 hours
Date:November 29th
Time: 12:30-3:30
Location: Malone: Franklin Academy, Active Learning Space Classroom (Rm. 148)

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75

25. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/30/2017 to 1/4/2018

Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instruction, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you! Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide students with the optimal learning experience. The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you to the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools to create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success! You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

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

26. Future Ready Libraries with Shannon McClintock Miller

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/30/2017

Wait List
What does it mean to be a Future Ready Librarian? How will being a Future Ready Librarian affect my library, school, teachers and especially my students? What can I do to become a Future Ready Librarian today?

These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative. They are also questions we ask ourselves everyday as we embrace our roles within the library and school community. In our day together, Shannon McClintock Miller will explore the critical role that librarians can play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, and more. She will share stories and inspire us to embrace the change we can bring through our roles as librarians.

Shannon will also challenge you to unleash the Future Ready Librarian in you by using digital tools and resources to connect, create and collaborate. You will strengthen your library leadership skills and deepen your knowledge as you begin to share your professional future, as well as the future of those you serve in the library.

You will leave this day knowing you have what it takes to be a Future Ready Librarian!

27. schooltoolTM Custom Exports

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/30/2017

AM Beginner session: This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within schooltoolTM. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting.

PM Advanced session: This class will focus on specific custom exports you wish to create. We will build them together during the session. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.

28. schooltoolTM Custom Exports

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/30/2017

This class will target intermediate custom export topics such as editing column headings, changing data formats, eliminating duplicate records, filters, sorts exporting custom user-defined screen or assessment data. Also to be covered will be editing and assigning user/group permissions, free text fields, using formulas to manipulate data and importing custom export data into Microsoft Excel and Word.

29. NERIC Annual Awareness Day

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Educators, District Technology Specialists

Dates: 12/1/2017

The theme of Awareness Day 2017 is Ignite Learning: Inspire, Connect and Create.

Inspire: Tell your story. How do we craft and share our narrative with the world to inspire and be inspired?
Connect: Your school, your community, your network.
Create: An impact.

This year, Awareness Day is igniting learning to inspire you, connect you and create an impact in your practice.

Use our hashtag #TechADay on Twitter to share and follow Tech A-Day experiences!

30. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Albany

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: 12/1/2017

Wait List
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.

31. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Johnstown

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

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 12/1/2017

For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

32. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/4/2017 to 12/22/2017

Location: Online

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to LiveBinders, an Internet application that allows teachers to create classroom textbooks, ePortfolios, and more. Also, teachers can use it to provide parents with resources to help their children or showcase student work by sharing with parents and potential schools. Also, it can be used to help a substitute by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

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

33. (RSE-TASC) Transition Bootcamp - Albany

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: 12/4/2017

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.

34. (RSE-TASC) Dealing with Challenging Behaviors on the Worksite in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 12/4/2017

The provision of quality on-site supports is an integral component of community based work programs for students with disabilities. This training will provide experienced job coaches (and individuals who have completed the Introductory Job Coach training) with strategies and resources needed to:

1. Identify opportunities to use proactive, active and reactive means of addressing behavior

2. Objectively document student behavior to assist in identifying student needs

3. Identify goals to increase student skill to improve behavior on the worksite

35. eSchoolData - Running Standards Based Report Cards

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 12/4/2017


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 30 minute session on how to run Standards Based Report Cards.



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


36. Model Schools Robot Exhibition!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/4/2017

Did you know that you can borrow robots through Model Schools to use in your classroom? There are two ways to make this happen.

Option 1 - Come to our half-day Robot Orientation, which is listed separately in the catalog. Upon completion, you may request to borrow robots.

Option 2 - Come to this Robot Exhibition to informally try out the different robots. Decide which set might work best in your classroom. You may then request a Robot Coaching Session where Model Schools brings the robots to your class and facilitates an activity. You may then borrow the same robots again in the future to extend the learning.

This showcase event is informal and you may stop by anytime between 2PM-4PM. This is your chance to see and touch the robots as preliminary exposure for potential future use. This is a stop-by event, so certificates will not be issued.

Fee: Free for Model Schools
Others:N/A
Location: NERIC, HFM Room

37. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 12/5/2017

Wait List
For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

38. How To Report Pre-K Students

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: Distirct Data Coordinators

Dates: 12/5/2017

New
This webinar will be an overview of how complete state reporting of Pre-K students to NYSED via Level 0. We will cover enrollment, locations, program codes, Level 0, and Level 2 Reports having to do with Pre-K students.

39. Naviance Annual User Group Meeting

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 12/5/2017

New
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.

40. Testing: COGNOS Level 1 Reports Overview

Program: NERIC: Testing

Audience: New L1 Users

Dates: 12/5/2017

New
In this webinar we will discuss COGNOS Level 1 Report terms, some reports, tricks, and resources. We will not be able to show any live district data in order to maintain student confidentiality. We will cover some newly added and featured reports, and there will be a Google Form emailed to the participants to gear which other reports are of interest to the participants.

41. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians

Dates: 12/5/2017

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.

42. Fundations Level 1

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/6/2017

New
The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 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 1: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; 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 1 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.

43. Google 101

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Do you sometimes feel like you are being left behind by your students? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Keep. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices, there will be a limited number available.

Length: 3 hours
Date: December 6th
Time: 8:30-11:30
Location/Room: NERIC Plattsburgh / Marcy Room

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75

44. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 12/6/2017

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=M4GKPBS1QYVHS5AL2ZID4PFUNC-AJQF&ucs=email

Meeting number: 197 980 529

Password: This meeting does not require a password.

Audio Connection

+1-415-655-0001 US TOLL

Access code: 197 980 529

45. (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: 12/6/2017

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.

46. (RSE-TASC) Dealing with Challenging Behaviors on the Worksite in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 12/6/2017

The provision of quality on-site supports is an integral component of community based work programs for students with disabilities. This training will provide experienced job coaches (and individuals who have completed the Introductory Job Coach training) with strategies and resources needed to:

1. Identify opportunities to use proactive, active and reactive means of addressing behavior

2. Objectively document student behavior to assist in identifying student needs

3. Identify goals to increase student skill to improve behavior on the worksite

47. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Canton

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

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 12/6/2017

Wait List
For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

48. eSchoolData - Calendar - School Closings, Delays & Early Dismissals

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Audience: Staff responsible for eSD calendar, school closings & delays

Dates: 12/6/2017


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session on how to enter school closings, delays, and early dismissals into the eSD calendar.



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


Snow Days and Emergency Closings:

https://youtu.be/VuzItoqFMZo

Delayed Openings:

https://youtu.be/GFc8tXvLICk

Early Dismissals:

https://youtu.be/KoDvjx6hWIs


Or click the links below:


Click HERE for video on Snow Days and Emergency Closings

Click HERE for video on Delayed Openings

Click HERE for video on Early Dismissals


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


49. Google 102

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 12/6/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school teachers and administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage Forms, YouTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

Length: 3 hours
Date: December 6th
Time: 12:30-3:30
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh / Marcy Room

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $75

50. How To Report Pre-K Students

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: Distirct Data Coordinators

Dates: 12/6/2017

New
This webinar will be an overview of how complete state reporting of Pre-K students to NYSED via Level 0. We will cover enrollment, locations, program codes, Level 0, and Level 2 Reports having to do with Pre-K students.

51. Breakout! Breakout EDU Game Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/6/2017

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.

For this session, you are simply a participant in a Breakout game! Come and work alongside fellow educators to solve a puzzle and gain experience with this type of learning activity. The best way to understand the Breakout EDU excitement is to come and be part of the game! If you have come to a game at NERIC before and need more practice, you are welcome to come back - these games are different!

Games (Participant's Choice) -
A literature, art and team-building game, recommended for elementary/middle
A cross-curricular game, recommended for middle/high/adult
Remember that games can be modified, so there is flexibility here!

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

52. Personalized Digital Libraries for your Students - EPIC!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/6/2017

Epic is a leading children's online library, with unlimited access to 25,000 high-quality books, learning videos, quizzes and more for kids 12 and under. Epic's award-winning library includes instant access to thousands of fiction, nonfiction, Read-to-Me books, Spanish books and more. This is an app for iPads, or you can use it with Chromebooks or even desktop computers. Each teacher sets up a class, and each student will have their own account. The best part is that it is FREE for students and educators! Teachers can build a list of books they want their students to use and send it to them. For example, a teacher can do a research project with first graders and select the books for them to use. Young students can easily navigate the app! This course is geared for teachers of grades 1-5.

Amsterdam teachers should bring their laptops, while other teachers will be provided with Chromebooks.

Fee: Free for Model Schools
Others: $75
Location: Amsterdam

53. Fundations Level 1

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/7/2017

New
The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 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 1: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; 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 1 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.

54. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individual Education Program training in Castleton

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

Audience: Administrators, Educators, Related Service Providers, Chairpersons

Dates: 12/7/2017

Wait List
For each student who is found eligible for special education services, the Committee on Special Education must develop an Individual Education Program (IEP). The IEP is developed in such a way that it is a useful document that guides specially designed instruction and provides a tool to measure progress.

This training will assist participants in developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

Participants should come prepared with a current student IEP. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality.

55. schooltoolTM Student/Parent - Mobile App

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/7/2017

Attendees of this session will see demonstrations of both the schooltoolTM student and parent portals, including viewing student demographics, grades, attendance, assessments, discipline and other available data. The schooltoolTM Mobile app will be also be reviewed, with “what’s new” information and best practice talking points for implementation discussed.

56. (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: 12/8/2017

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?

57. (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: 12/8/2017

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.

58. (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: 12/8/2017

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.

59. Get Going with Google Classroom!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/11/2017 to 12/18/2017

Ready to get going with a digital classroom? This course will provide all the foundation you will need to launch your own Google Classroom (or maximize an underused Classroom that you are hesitant about). You will get to see what the kids see - this will help you understand how to craft materials and sequences for efficiency and clarity. The one week gap between sessions will give you a chance to try Classroom with your students, then return for troubleshooting and Q&A.

A limited number of laptops will be available, but please bring one if possible.

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

60. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) Dec. 11 & 13, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/11/2017 to 12/13/2017

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

61. schooltoolTM Rollover - Next Year Scheduling Prep Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/12/2017

This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the schooltoolTM rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

62. Webinar: Stay Connected with Remind!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/12/2017

Want to send text reminders, alerts and information to students and parents in a way that is safe and secure? With Remind, communication instantly increases between the classroom and home! This tool is easy to set up, easy to use, and it can vastly improve communication efforts for your classroom. You may wonder how you got by without it! You will receive Webex access information via email the day before the class.

This class is now being held on December 12th from 3pm-4pm.

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

63. 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: 12/12/2017

December's book: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

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.

64. Generating and Gathering Guided Reading Lessons in Google Drive - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/13/2017 to 1/17/2018

This course will teach you about the important aspects of a guided reading lesson. You will be creating guided reading lesson plans in Google Docs and sharing them with your classmates to create a toolbox of lessons that you can use in your own classroom. This class will be all online and will span five weeks. You will gain experience with Google Docs, Google Drive, and learn how to share in Google. You will leave this course with a database of guided reading lesson plans. Participants will need a Google account.

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

65. Designing a Digital Citizenship Program for Your School

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Educators

Dates: 12/14/2017

New
This day long collaborative work session is designed to improve your understanding of digital citizenship. Participants will explore ways to integrate digital citizenship knowledge and skills across learning areas of the curriculum. This session addresses issues related to digital citizenship including: Internet safety, relationships, cyberbullying, information literacy, self-image, digital reputation, and creative credit. This interactive session will provide educators K-12 digital citizenship learning resources from Common Sense Education, best practices for implementation, how to become digital citizenship certified, and opportunities to extend your professional learning network around these issues.

Date: Thursday December 14th 8:00am-3pm

Location: Malone Active Learning Space
Franklin Academy 42 Huskie Lane Malone, NY 12953
Rooms 149, NERIC Active Learning Space.
(Please enter through the front door of High School and sign in)

66. (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: 12/15/2017

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.

67. (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: 12/15/2017

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.
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

69. (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

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.

70. schooltoolTM HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/19/2017

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 reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports. PART II: Participants should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended the HS/MS Scheduling PART I. This will be a workshop session. Bring your documents for next school year and work with a NERIC schooltoolTM Support Coordinator there to provide assistance as needed.

71. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 12/22/2017

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.

72. schooltoolTM Rollover - Next Year Scheduling Prep Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/4/2018

This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the schooltoolTM rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

73. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Group - Albany

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

Audience: CSE Chairs, High School Teachers, Agency Personnel

Dates: 1/8/2018

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. The morning session is typically a meeting or guided discussion and networking opportunities. The afternoon is typically a training opportunity. Agendas for each session are provided by joining the Transition Interagency Group at: https://snn.neric.org/rsetasc/ Everyone is welcome to join. Registration for each session is required on My Learning Plan.

74. Digital Notebooks? Yes - with Google Sites!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 1/22/2018

Tired of traditional three-ring-binder note-taking? Frustrated with students who lose materials (or forget them)? Trying to get those great visuals and video clips from your board into your students' hands to help them learn? Then it's time to try digital notebooks! This course will detail not only how to use the new Google Sites to build your own website, but how to help your students learn to keep a website as a notebook. Simple tools and no complex coding languages - just a way for your students to move off paper (and be able to study on a smartphone or even a PS4 or Xbox).

A limited number of laptops will be available. Please bring your own if possible.

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

75. schooltoolTM Course Selections Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/9/2018

This webinar will be an introduction or refresher of schooltoolTM student course selection data entry and maintenance. Specific topics to be covered will include entering student course selections, removing and editing course selections, as well as using the advanced search to find students with a specific course selection. Also to be covered will be useful reports for working with student course selections.

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: 1/9/2018

January's book: Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burrows

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.

77. eSchoolData - Scheduling Setup & Course Requests

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 1/10/2018


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


78. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians

Dates: 1/10/2018

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.

79. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/11/2018

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.000. 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.

80. schooltoolTM Student Electronic Data Transfer Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/11/2018

This webinar will cover how to send student data electronically by use of online pre-registration and by electronic data transfer. This includes the configuration of district connections and online pre-registration tokens, sharing options, home district setup, and security permissions; as well as the process of sending and receiving student data, and troubleshooting connection errors.

81. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/11/2018

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

82. 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. Cost is $75.

Dates: 1/12/2018 to 5/18/2018

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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

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

83. (RSE-TASC) Day Program Leadership Roundtable

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

Audience: Directors of Education, Principals, Coordinators, Agency and School Administrators - ONLY THESE PROGRAMS: Center for Disability Services (Langan School and Prospect), Crossroads Center for Children, St. Colman's Autism Program, Wildwood School

Dates: 1/12/2018

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of schools serving students with severe multiple disabilities 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.

84. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Group - Saratoga

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

Audience: CSE Chairs, High School Teachers, Agency Personnel

Dates: 1/12/2018

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. The morning session is typically a meeting or guided discussion and networking opportunities. The afternoon is typically a training opportunity. Agendas for each session are provided by joining the Transition Interagency Group at: https://snn.neric.org/rsetasc/ Everyone is welcome to join. Registration for each session is required on My Learning Plan.

85. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 1/12/2018

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.

86. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Albany

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 1/25/2018

The 4 Day CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of all 4 days of training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

In case of inclement weather, the SNOW DATE is 1/26/2018.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

87. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Canton

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 1/16/2018 to 1/25/2018

The 4 Day CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of all 4 days of training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

In case of inclement weather, the snow date is 1/26/2018.

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

88. Explore with Google Expeditions!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/17/2018

Come and take a journey using virtual reality headsets and Google Expeditions! This will be a hands-on session with teachers as Explorers! You will learn how Expeditions work, what technology is involved, where to find resources, and how to integrate Expeditions into your curriculum. You will also learn the process for signing up to use Google Expeditions in your classroom.

This technology is available to all NERIC Model Schools district teachers who attend an orientation. (On a first come, first served basis and subject to availability).

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: N/A
Location: NERIC Albany, CVES Room

89. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/17/2018

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.

90. (RSE-TASC) Self-Determination for Transitioning Students-NYS Vetted Training in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 1/18/2018

Self-Determination skills are an essential component of successful transition of students. By the end of training, participants will be able to recognize the key components of self-determination. Participants will also learn research based techniques on how to incorporate self-determination into curriculum. Free and inexpensive self-determination and self-advocacy tools will be investigated and shared.

91. schooltoolTM HS/MS Scheduling PART I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/18/2018 to 1/25/2018

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 reports with special attention to the Section View and Section Load reports. PART II: Participants should have prior schooltoolTM scheduling experience or have attended the HS/MS Scheduling PART I. This will be a workshop session. Bring your documents for next school year and work with a NERIC schooltoolTM Support Coordinator there to provide assistance as needed.

92. (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: 1/19/2018

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.

93. (RSE-TASC) Non-District PBIS Roundtable

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

Audience: Non-District (853, Special Act, Residential/Day Treatment schools) PBIS coaches and/or team members who are currently implementing PBIS.

Dates: 1/19/2018

This roundtable is intended for PBIS coaches and team members from Non-District schools who are implementing PBIS. The roundtable topics will reflect the current needs of the participants and an agenda will be emailed one week prior to the roundtable. Topics will include, but are not limited to: success, challenges, barriers, staff buy-in, kick-off events, teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledgement systems, data collection and analysis, etc.

94. 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

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.

95. Arts & Enrichment Advisory Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/23/2018

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96. Breakout EDU Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/25/2018

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

97. 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.

98. (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.

99. (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: Faculty from Day/Residential 853 & Special Act Schools and other non-public settings: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, Chairpersons

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

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 work in a Day/Residential 853 & Special Act School and other non-public settings, and have a role instructing or supporting students in classrooms, including those responsible for IEP development and classroom behavior management / supports.

100. 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

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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.

101. (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?