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1. Evidence-Based Observation Training

Program: APPR

Dates: 1/22/2018

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Initial lead evaluator training for those district employees who perform observations under their APPR plan.

2. PBL Network

Program: Project Based Learning

Audience: Educators teaching or supporting Project Based Learning

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 5/21/2018

PBL practitioners will collaborate to have conversations around challenges and successes, get and give feedback on project ideas, and learn techniques for engaging students in PBL.

3. 1st Grade Lucy Calkins Opinion Writing/Writing Reviews

Program: Standards & Instructional Practice

Dates: 2/15/2018

During this full day workshop first grade teachers from around the region will have an opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, plan mini-lessons, brainstorm lists of mentor texts, and create anchor charts for the Lucy Calkins Opinion Unit of Study.
During this full day workshop kindergarten teachers from around the region will have an opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, create anchor charts, plan mini-lessons, and share mentor texts for the Lucy Calkins Persuasive Unit of Study. Bring a team of kindergarten teachers or join a team from another district! * Please familiarize yourself with the unit before attending * Please bring examples of mentor texts you might use for this unit * Please be prepared to collaborate as we map this Unit of Study *If you don't have this curriculum resource you may still attend-we will share

5. Enhancing Teaching Practices

Program: Standards & Instructional Practice

Audience: All teachers

Dates: 3/6/2018

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This session will focus on strategies to enhance classroom instruction. Throughout the day, teachers will learn and practice the following teaching protocols: Question Formulation Technique, First Turn- Last Turn, Socratic Seminar, Jigsaw, and Quality Question Creation. These teaching techniques, when used successfully in the classroom, will assist teachers in engaging students in learning.

6. Techniques to Enhance Math Instruction Grades 4-12

Program: Standards & Instructional Practice

Audience: Math Teachers and Math Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/13/2018

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In this workshop teachers will learn strategies to enhance math instruction in the classroom. Activities will include Interleave Worked Solution, Instructional Scaffolding, Frayer Model for Mathematical Vocabulary, and Question Formulation Technique in the Math Classroom.

7. Project-Based Learning Three-Day Institute for Teachers

Program: Project Based Learning

Audience: teachers beginning to learn project based learning

Dates: 3/14/2018 to 3/16/2018

Why PBL? Research has shown multiple benefits of project-based learning including: increasing student engagement, improving student learning, building success skills, promoting educational equity, and connecting to the community and the real world. PBL empowers educators to address standards while making teaching an enjoyable, rewarding experience. (https://www.bie.org/about/why_pbl) During this interactive institute, participants will collaborate to: 1. Develop a foundational understanding of PBL 2. Build capacity for designing projects 3. Develop a network with other PBL educators

8. Project-Based Learning Workshop for Administrators

Program: Project Based Learning

Audience: administrators beginning to learn project based learning

Dates: 3/14/2018

Why PBL? Research has shown multiple benefits of project-based learning including: increasing student engagement, improving student learning, building success skills, promoting educational equity, and connecting to the community and the real world. PBL empowers educators to address standards while making teaching an enjoyable, rewarding experience. (https://www.bie.org/about/why_pbl) During this interactive institute participants will collaborate with teachers to: 1.Develop a foundational understanding of PBL 2.Develop a network with other PBL educators 3.Identify implementation needs This is the first day of the three-day teacher institute intended to give teachers and administrators an opportunity to work together to develop a common understanding of PBL.

9. Dignity for All Students Act - 6 hour Certification Workshop

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/21/2018

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.

10. Getting Familiar with the PNW Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum Resource k-4

Program: Standards & Instructional Practice

Audience: K-4 Social Studies Teachers using the PNW SS/ELA Curriculum resource

Dates: 3/27/2018

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Did your district purchase a subscription to the Putnam/Northern/Westchester BOCES Integrated Social Studies/ELA curriculum resource? If the answer to this question is "YES", this workshop might be right for you. Spend a day with your colleagues unpacking the resource, learning protocols to enhance SS/ELA instruction, and planning your next lesson or unit. The morning portion of this workshop will be instructional. The afternoon portion will offer teachers time to collaborate and plan.

11. Getting Familiar with the PNW Integrated SS/ELA Curriculum Resource 5-8

Program: Standards & Instructional Practice

Audience: 5-8 Social Studies teachers using the PNW SS/ELA curriculum resource

Dates: 3/28/2018

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Did your district purchase a subscription to the Putnam/Northern/Westchester BOCES Integrated Social Studies/ELA curriculum resource? If the answer to this question is "YES", this workshop might be right for you. Spend a day with your colleagues unpacking the resource, learning protocols to enhance SS/ELA instruction, and planning your next lesson or unit. The morning portion of this workshop will be instructional. The afternoon portion will offer teachers time to collaborate and plan.

12. High Schools That Work; Site Development Workshop

Program: Standards & Instructional Practice

Audience: This is determined by the room size. Room should be set up with tables accommodating 6-8 team participants per table.

Dates: 4/17/2018 to 4/18/2018

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Site Development Workshop (SDW) targets gaps between current school practices and student achievement. In the two-day workshop, teams of teachers, counselors and school leaders examine data, identify problems and create focus teams that are charged with studying those problems and developing plans to address them. School plans can address how to:

• Connect assignments with readiness standards.

• Design schedules that allow academic and career pathway teachers to co-plan assignments.

• Find time to support struggling students.

• Redesign the senior year to accelerate readiness and credential attainment.

• Offer readiness courses.

• Provide career exploratory experiences in the school, community and worksites.

• Use data to improve practices.

13. 2018 Greater Capital Region Project Based Learning Institute

Program: Project Based Learning

Audience: Teachers, Administrators and instructional support staff

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a lot more than "doing projects." This five-day workshop will provide an opportunity to explore how projects can become the driving force behind the delivery of your entire curriculum instead of just an end of unit assessment. PBL can help make our classrooms more relevant and rigorous while teaching crucial skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and communication! Participants will have opportunities to experience part of a PBL unit, work to begin designing their own standards-aligned units, and explore how to use Google applications and other free software to manage the process. Teachers who are new to PBL will gain a strong enough foundation to begin integrating projects into their work this year, while experienced teachers will be able to explore new subtleties and take their work to the next level. Individuals may submit personal checks to HFM BOCES if Distict or BOCES is not paying. Otherwise, Districts or Local BOCES will be billed by HFM BOCES.