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1. September 2019 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 9/18/2019

CTLE
Starting Soon
Topics: Overview of 10-month STACs; DCERT; Summer placements & verifications

2. Copyright and Fair Use for Educators, Librarians, and Administrators

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Administrators, Teachers

Dates: 9/24/2019

Anne Dalton, Esquire will join us at Questar III for a valuable presentation on copyright and fair use in the education setting. All librarians, administrators, and other educators are welcome to join so please spread the word about this full day workshop. Topics to be covered will include the ins and outs of Copyright law, the rights of educators under Copyright law, fair use, the TEACH Act, and more. Lunch will be provided.

3. Capital-East Regional World Language Standards Review Committee meeting

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 25, 2019)

New
Meeting #3

4. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 9/26/2019

One of four meetings of the School Library System Council. The Council acts as a guide to the School Library System through the development of goals, objectives and action plans that align to the five-year plan. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, and others.

5. Response to Intervention (RtI) for ELLs

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and Educators of ELLs

Dates: On-Going (Ends Sep 30, 2019)

Twice-Exceptional ELLs 2.0- a deeper dive into strategies and considerations to support English Learners using the RtI process. This workshop will help administrators and educators to identify strategies and possible structures of programs that will support their ELLs/MLLs using the RtI process. Participants will then have the opportunity to review their existing RtI structure as it is currently used with ELLs/MLLs and analyze intervention strategies and practices.

Participants will receive a copy of the book RTI for Diverse Learners by Catherine Collier to support with more than 200 instructional interventions.

6. Fall Building Leaders Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/1/2019

New
Contemporary issues discussion, Breakout sessions regarding Next Generation Science Standards, Social Emotional Learning, and The College Board/AP

7. English Learners with Suspected Disabilities webinar PART 2

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 1, 2019)

The Capital District Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) at Questar III BOCES has partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc. to bring you this interactive webinar series.
The second of this two-part webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM.
The Center for Education Equity (CEE) is pleased to invite you to a Community of Practice on identifying and assessing English learners (ELs) with suspected disabilities.
The purpose of the CoP is to bring together some of the nation's leading educators to present research findings on how we can create and promote excellence and equity in the education of English Learners. This CoP will focus on creating a learning opportunity for participants to learn promising practices from nationally recognized experts and for participants to share their challenges, interests, and successes regarding ELs and Special Education.

8. October 2019 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 10/2/2019

CTLE
Topics: Calculate program costs for in-district placements; review 2018-19 public STACs; DCPUB cost calculation screen

9. School Library System Mentor Welcome

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/2/2019

This is our kick-off event welcoming new librarians to the Questar Region. All librarians from the region are invited to this introductory event for the mentors. Learning for the day will include looking at the SLS resources available to all librarians in the region. The overall goal of this program is to support the librarians and create a professional network that they can use to fortify their library program in the schools.

10. Co-Teaching and Collaboration: Planning in an Integrated Settting

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and their co-teaching partner

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 3, 2019)

Participants will delve into the processes of co-planning and co-teaching in a classroom that includes English Language Learners. The participants will explore different strategies and scaffolds teachers can use with a classroom of varying language proficiency levels to increase content area literacy. In the afternoon teachers will have the opportunity to plan/revise their own integrated unit, including scaffolds and strategies. Teacher teams will walk away with a unit frame, several strategies to use in a classroom with varying language proficiency levels, and the beginnings of daily lesson plans, as well as a process for collaboration and co-teaching. *Please note that this PD is designed for participants to attend in pairs. Please bring a unit that you use in your classroom or an idea for one you would like to create.
Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in School District Leadership; "fitting the pieces together"

12. October 2019 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/9/2019

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Claims Forms (Revisions and Edits), Non-Resident Billing

13. Introduction to Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Pedagogies

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 10, 2019)

Session 1 of 3: Attendees learn the foundational principles of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks and other asset-based pedagogies and the ways these instructional practices can be used to enhance and support teacher instructional practices and student learning outcomes. Emphasis is placed on ways teacher leaders and classroom teachers can effectively incorporate these frameworks into the everyday curriculum.

14. School Library System Association Information Exchange

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Directors

Dates: 10/11/2019

New
For both new and experienced SLS Directors in NY State, this is a day to learn and exchange information about things such as budgets and fiscal responsibility, Annual Report for State Ed, providing PD to librarians, staffing, leadership, SCORE and other purchases, etc. All SLS Directors are welcome.

15. SLS Follett User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Member Librarians in districts that purchase Follett through Questar

Dates: 10/15/2019

New
We will discuss enhancements and updates made to Follett 17.0.

16. Book Buzz with Britt Buckenroth - FALL

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 12/18/2019

It's so hard to keep up with all the new books being published! This book club will give you the opportunity to expand your repertoire of NEW books, whether you are a school librarian or a teacher, as participants share the new books they have read. Participants will select and read NEW books (published in the last two years), from any genre, K-12 and write a book review. A review form will be provided. For each meeting, participants are expected to read either 1-2 chapter books, or 3-4 picture books and complete a review form for each book. ***PLEASE COME TO THE FIRST MEETING WITH COMPLETED BOOK REVIEWS AND READY TO DISCUSS YOUR FIRST SET OF CHOSEN BOOKS.*** The in-person one hour meetings will be held at Questar III Conference Center. Participants will earn a total of six credit hours for attending the three meetings and completing the required book reviews. This opportunity is open to school librarians and teachers at all grade levels.

17. Library Staff Training

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Support Staff

Dates: 10/17/2019

Library support staff, including aides, clerks and/or teaching assistants, will learn about various catalogs, interlibrary loans, book repairs, working with students, and best practices in terms of student privacy and policies. Lunch is included.

18. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/22/2019

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome. Lunch is provided. Please bring an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet. 10/22 Agenda: OverDrive's Sora and the Revised IFC.

19. Title 3 iPad Workshop

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/22/2019

iPad
New
We will be having a day long workshop to build familiarity and curriculum ideas to help facilitate lessons incorporating digital resources using the iPad. We will look and explore apps and sites to support English Language Learning. Learners will leave with digital resources and ideas to take back to the classroom.

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm, one hour lunch.
Lunch will be on your own.

20. Capital-East Regional World Language Standards Review Committee meeting

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 23, 2019)

New
Meeting #4

21. Rosen Webinar - PowerKnowledge Science and Spotlight Series

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians and other educators

Dates: 10/24/2019

Join us from the comfort of your computer via Zoom for a webinar to learn about Rosen PowerKnowledge Science Suite, a great new science resource as well as to learn more about our Rosen Spotlight Series Titles. We have added two new series in the last year so you won't want to miss this session that will help you learn how to use this free resource with your students and teachers. Open to all educators.

22. Dual Language Showcase

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators and Educators of ELLs

Dates: On-Going (Ends Oct 28, 2019)

New York State regulations require schools to have a Dual Language Program if:
- 20 or more ELLs with a common L1 attend school in the same grade level across the district

Does your school have a Dual Language Program for ELLs? Are you wondering how to begin a Dual Language Program? This PD will give an overview of New York State definitions and requirements of Dual Language Programs and options to begin to implement a program in your school.

For this half-day session, participants will have an opportunity to interact with local schools also seeking to improve/implement a Dual Language Program. For additional support, representatives from curriculum companies will showcase materials that were designed for ENL curriculum supports, including Dual Language. Participants will have access to samples in order to begin to visualize how these resources may support individual district and school goals in supporting their ELLs.

23. Title 3 iPad Workshop

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2019

iPad
New
We will be having a day long workshop to build familiarity and curriculum ideas to help facilitate lessons incorporating digital resources using the iPad. We will look and explore apps and sites to support English Language Learning. Learners will leave with digital resources and ideas to take back to the classroom.

Time: 9:00am-3:00pm, one hour lunch.
Lunch will be on your own.

24. 2019 STAC Workshop - Binghamton

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/1/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

25. 2019 STAC Workshop - Albany

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/4/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

26. November 2019 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/13/2019

CTLE
Topics: Reserve Funds, Selected Accounting Issues, Building Aid

27. 2019 STAC Workshop - Plattsburgh

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/13/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.
Interview formats, strategies, preparation for interview, interactive mock interviews

29. 2019 STAC Workshop - Westchester

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/14/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

30. 2019 STAC Workshop - Long Island

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/15/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

31. 2019 STAC Workshop - Watertown

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/18/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

32. 2019 STAC Workshop - Syracuse

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/19/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

33. Capital-East Regional World Language Standards Review Committee meeting

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Nov 19, 2019)

New
Meeting #5

34. SLS Library Department Leader Workshop Series - 1

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarian

Dates: 11/19/2019

Are you the official, or unofficial, department head of the library program at your school? Are you looking to learn how to juggle it all while also trying to complete your duties as a full time librarian? Wondering how to unite the rest of the librarians in your district toward a common goal? Or are you just curious to see how others manage to do it all? No matter what challenges you may face, there is help. Join us for this four part series of workshops that will focus on program advocacy, budgeting on a district level, working with other librarians in the district, and more.

35. 2019 STAC Workshop - Rochester

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/20/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

36. 2019 STAC Workshop - Buffalo

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/21/2019

CTLE
Overview of claiming aid for students with disabilities through the STAC Online System, including a review of the formulas and aid categories, a month-by-month filing timeline, steps required to generate aid and any new and timely information.

37. December 2019 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 12/4/2019

CTLE
Topics: Homeless Process

38. December 2019 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/11/2019

CTLE
Topics: State Aid Output Reports, State Aid Reconciliation, Fund Balance & Cash Flow Projections

39. Capital-East Regional World Language Standards Review Committee meeting

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Dec 16, 2019)

New
Meeting #6

40. School Library System Mentor Meeting #2

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 12/17/2019

The mentor program is an essential piece to a new librarian's professional growth. The mentor meetings foster a professional learning community in which new librarians discuss topics related to the profession and receive professional development on topics specifically related to the field of librarianship. This program does not take the place of any district mentor program, but serves as a supplement to the district program. Learning for this session will include budgeting, ordering, and classroom management. The overall goal of this program is to support the librarians and create a professional network that they can use to fortify their library program in the schools.

41. January 2020 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 1/8/2020

CTLE
Topics: Beginner's guide to navigating NYSED's STAC online system

42. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 1/9/2020

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome. Lunch is provided. Please bring an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet.

43. Makerspace Best Practices and Edison Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 1/15/2020

In this full day immersion into the world of makerspace, librarians will learn how to incorporate a meaningful makerspace into their library. Join us as Shannon Mersand (University at Albany) and Sheri McNair (HS Librarian from James I. O'Neill High School) walk participants through the tips and tricks of a great makerspace, how to incorporate a makerspace into the curriculum, and how to obtain funding for all of the great ideas participants will leave with at the end of the day. They will also present an Edison Workshop in which participants will learn how to use a programmable robot that is LEGO compatible and has four different coding levels. Participants will receive a free Edison for completing the workshop and will walk away being able to use it with their students right away. This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Lunch is provided.

44. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 1/28/2020

One of four meetings of the School Library System Council. The Council acts as a guide to the School Library System through the development of goals, objectives and action plans that align to the five-year plan. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, and others.

45. January 2020 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/29/2020

CTLE
Topics: Understanding State Aid Projections, Tax Cap
resumes and cover letters; best practices and examples; Entry planning - What is it? Why should I do it?

47. February 2020 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 2/5/2020

CTLE
Topics: Projections; NYSED Gold Star Report

48. School Library System Mentor Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/6/2020

The mentor program is an essential piece to a new librarian's professional growth. The mentor meetings foster a professional learning community in which new librarians discuss topics related to the profession and receive professional development on topics specifically related to the field of librarianship. This program does not take the place of any district mentor program, but serves as a supplement to the district program. Learning for this session will include advocacy, database ordering process, and other topics relevant to the profession. The overall goal of this program is to support the librarians and create a professional network that they can use to fortify their library program in the schools.

49. Design and Development with Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Pedagogies

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 13, 2020)

Session 2 of 3: Attendees revisit and expand beyond the foundational principles of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks by developing Critical Inquiry Project to be implemented in the everyday classroom. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth discussion, application, and planning that incorporates the principles of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks within the current curriculum.

50. Book Buzz with Britt Buckenroth - SPRING

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 2/26/2020 to 4/22/2020

It's so hard to keep up with all the new books being published! This book club will give you the opportunity to expand your repertoire of NEW books, whether you are a school librarian or a teacher, as participants share the new books they have read. Participants will select and read NEW books (published in the last two years), from any genre, K-12 and write a book review. A review form will be provided. For each meeting, participants are expected to read either 1-2 chapter books, or 3-4 picture books and complete a review form for each book. ***PLEASE COME TO THE FIRST MEETING WITH COMPLETED BOOK REVIEWS AND READY TO DISCUSS YOUR FIRST SET OF CHOSEN BOOKS.*** The in-person one hour meetings will be held at Questar III Conference Center. Participants will earn a total of six credit hours for attending the three meetings and completing the required book reviews. This opportunity is open to school librarians and teachers at all grade levels.

51. March 2020 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/11/2020

CTLE
Topics: Budget Vote Process, Disclosure Requirements, Contingent Budget
An opportunity to problem-solve and "think on your feet" while analyzing real-life incidents and scenarios

53. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting - JOINT WITH COUNCIL

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/25/2020

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome. Lunch is provided. Please bring an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet. Council members should sign up once.

54. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 3/25/2020

One of four meetings of the School Library System Council. The Council acts as a guide to the School Library System through the development of goals, objectives and action plans that align to the five-year plan. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, and others.

55. March 2020 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 3/25/2020

CTLE
Topics: DVPUB verifications for 2018-19 10-month public placements; DCPUB cost calculation; DCPOD STAC screen

56. Apirl 2020 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 4/8/2020

CTLE
Topics: Review March payments; Statute of Limitations; 2020-21 Program Service Dates; Reapplication process; DCERT

57. April 2020 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/9/2020

CTLE
Topics: State Budget Analysis, Property Tax Report Card, Budget Notice, Budget Statement
Team analysis and decision-making to determine comprehensive solutions to contemporary challenges

59. Advanced Work with Culturally & Linguistically Relevant Pedagogies

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 7, 2020)

Session 3 of 3: Attendees will participate in a teacher showcase of their Critical Inquiry Projects and learn additional culturally and linguistically relevant strategies and techniques that enrich curriculum design and development for classroom use. Emphasis is placed on deepening curriculum and instructional knowledge and application of culturally and linguistically relevant frameworks.

60. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/13/2020

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome. Lunch is provided. Please bring an electronic device such as a laptop or tablet.

61. May 2020 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 5/13/2020

CTLE
Topics: Summer school applications; district chargebacks; tracking payments; reconciling aid; out-of-state placements

62. School Library System Mentor Meeting #4

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/13/2020

The mentor program is an essential piece to a new librarian's professional growth. The mentor meetings foster a professional learning community in which new librarians discuss topics related to the profession and receive professional development on topics specifically related to the field of librarianship. This program does not take the place of any district mentor program, but serves as a supplement to the district program. This last meeting will serve as a time for reflection on the year and goal setting for the next year. The overall goal of this program is to support the librarians and create a professional network that they can use to fortify their library program in the schools.

63. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/19/2020

One of four meetings of the School Library System Council. The Council acts as a guide to the School Library System through the development of goals, objectives and action plans that align to the five-year plan. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, and others.

64. May 2020 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/27/2020

CTLE
Topics: Health Services and Non-Resident Billing

65. June 2020 STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 6/10/2020

CTLE
Topics: Statute of Limitations; online verification; NYSED gold star report; other timely information

66. June 2020 Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/17/2020

CTLE
Topics: Preparing and Collecting Data (Year-End Closing and ST-3 Items)