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1. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 9/29/2021

Anne Pallischeck will present this year's required evidence-based observation training including inter-rater reliability and agreement as a virtual workshop. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric. You will receive an email with information about the workshop the day before it will be held.

2. Teach Like a Pirate Book Study

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers and staff of all grade levels

Dates: 10/13/2021 to 4/13/2022

During the book study, teachers will: *Tap into and dramatically increase their passion as a teacher *Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet *Establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in their classroom *Transform your class into a life changing experience for their students ~Please register by Thursday, September 9th!~

3. Principal Evaluator Training

Program: Principal Evaluator Training

Audience: Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 10/14/2021

This training will prepare those who evaluate principals using the Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric. This is a two-hour training that will be held remotely.

4. NYSAA-Required Facilitated Training

Program: Special Education Issues

Audience: NYSAA Test Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2021

This training is for any staff administering the NYSAA exam for the first time.

5. High School Leadership Professional Learning Community

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: HS Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 12/2/2021

NERIC will be presenting Tableau, a focus on using heat maps to their greatest extent. This will be followed by an open forum to explore timely topics and provide an opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.

6. Elementary and Middle School Leadership Professional Learning Community

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: ES/MS Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 12/2/2021

NERIC will be presenting Tableau, a focus on using heat maps to their greatest extent. This will be followed by an open forum to explore timely topics and provide an opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.

7. New Teacher Institute - PLC #2

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any teachers that are new or have been teaching 3 or less years.

Dates: 12/2/2021

This is one PLC meeting that will help support new teachers in the 2021-2022 school year.

8. "On Your Mark" a book study

Program: Other

Audience: districts exploring moving to a standards based report card

Dates: 12/16/2021 to 1/11/2022

On Your Mark, by Thomas R. Guskey, challenges us to think differently about how we grade our students. This book study will provide an opportunity to learn and collaborate to better understand the importance of how we grade our students.

9. Network Team Meeting

Program: School and District Planning

Audience: representatives have been chosen by each district

Dates: 1/24/2022

This team of district representatives will meet monthly to collaborate on timely topics and critical focus areas.

10. Middle School/High School Leadership Professional Learning Community

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: MS/HS Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 1/28/2022

This open forum will explore timely topics and provide an opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.

11. Elementary Leadership Professional Learning Community

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Elementary Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 1/28/2022

Please join us as we collaborate on various timely topics.

12. DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: anyone seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 2/7/2022

Beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an adminstrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service, or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. This class must be paid for ahead of time. No credit card payments can be accepted. Checks may be sent to HFM BOCES 2755 StHwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095 Att: Instructional Services. If your district is supplying payment they will be billed. This is an asynchronous workshop. Participants will receive a link with the required work and be given five business days to complete it. Please send questions to tcaraco@hfmboces.org

13. Elementary Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2022

Any Elementary teachers are welcome to attend! We will be discussing how the year is progressing, as well as anything else you would like to. Feel free to add to our agenda as well!

14. Instructional Engagement PK-12

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/7/2022

Disengaged students in your classroom? Join us as we explore how to put authentic and challenging problems (PBL) at the heart of teaching and learning for our students.

15. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators - Asynchronous

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 2/14/2022

Anne Pallischeck will present this year's required evidence-based observation training including inter-rater reliability and agreement as a virtual workshop. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric. You will receive an email with information about the workshop the day before it will be held. This workshop will be completed asynchronously.

16. Asynchronous New Evaluator Training-two days

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: new building administrators and outside evaluators

Dates: 2/14/2022

Anne Pallischeck will present this year's required evidence-based observation training including inter-rater reliability and agreement for all new evaluators as a virtual workshop with both synchronous and asynchronous activities. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric. You will receive an email with information about the workshop the day before it will be held.

17. Principal Evaluator Training

Program: Principal Evaluator Training

Audience: Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 2/14/2022

This training will prepare those who evaluate principals using the Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric. This is a two-hour training that will be held remotely.

18. HFM BOCES Employee Mentor/Mentee Required meeting #3

Program: Mentoring

Audience: HFM BOCES mentors and mentees

Dates: 2/15/2022

This meeting is the third required meeting. All Mentors/Mentees are required to attend three of the four scheduled meetings. The workshop will provide an opportunity for exploration and collaboration.

19. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 1. Overview

Program: Standards

Audience: Any Teachers or Administrators involved with developing the CS&DF Standards for their classrooms and buildings.

Dates: 2/16/2022

Description of learning: The new Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards are being implemented in all of our districts. This series of sessions is intended to assist you in understanding those standards and implementing them in your classrooms. These sessions are intended for all teachers that might have to implement any part of those standards at any level. Some sessions are more specific than others so please feel free to come to all of them, or pick and choose what works for you. Session 1 - What are the Comp Sci & Digital Fluency Standards and how do they affect me? What has my district asked me to do?; Session 2 - The Five Concepts (Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Networks & System Design, Cyber Security, Digital Literacy); Session 3 - K-1 and 2-3 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 4 - 4-6 and 7-8 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 5 - 9-12 standards, examples, and discussion.

20. Special Education PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Special Ed Teachers

Dates: 2/17/2022

Any Special Education teachers are welcome to attend! We will be discussing how the year is progressing, as well as anything else you would like to. Feel free to add to our agenda as well!

21. Heggerty Pilot Introduction - Day 1

Program: Other

Dates: 3/1/2022

Heggerty Pilot Support for teachers who are piloting the Heggerty program and administrators who would like to attend.

22. DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: anyone seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 3/2/2022

Beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an adminstrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service, or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. This class must be paid for ahead of time. No credit card payments can be accepted. Checks may be sent to HFM BOCES 2755 StHwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095 Att: Instructional Services. If your district is supplying payment they will be billed. This is an asynchronous workshop. Participants will receive a link with the required work and be given five business days to complete it. Please send questions to tcaraco@hfmboces.org

23. Middle & High School Social Studies PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2022

Any Middle & High School Social Studies teachers are welcome to attend! We will be discussing a new type of lesson that was shown at the Statewide Social Studies meeting, how the year is progressing, as well as anything else you would like to. Feel free to add to our agenda as well!

24. New Teacher Institute - PLC #3

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any teachers that are new or have been teaching 3 or less years.

Dates: 3/3/2022

This is one PLC meeting that will help support new teachers in the 2021-2022 school year.

25. Middle & High School Science PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle & High School Science Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2022

Any Middle and High School Science teachers are welcome to attend! Jen Marshall will be joining us to give updates from Statewide Science meetings, as well as, share resources she has. We will be discussing how the year is progressing, as well as anything else you would like to.

26. 3-8 Educator Guide to the State ELA & Math Tests

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers in Grades 2-8

Dates: 3/10/2022

We will spend the hour going through the NYS Educator Guide to better understand the test design and review the recommended instructional emphasis in both Math and ELA.
Heggerty Pilot Support for teachers who are piloting the Heggerty program and administrators who would like to attend.

28. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 2. The Five Key Concepts

Program: Standards

Audience: Any Teachers or Administrators involved with developing the CS&DF Standards for their classrooms and buildings.

Dates: 3/16/2022

Description of learning: The new Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards are being implemented in all of our districts. This series of sessions is intended to assist you in understanding those standards and implementing them in your classrooms. These sessions are intended for all teachers that might have to implement any part of those standards at any level. Some sessions are more specific than others so please feel free to come to all of them, or pick and choose what works for you. Session 1 - What are the Comp Sci & Digital Fluency Standards and how do they affect me? What has my district asked me to do?; Session 2 - The Five Concepts (Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Networks & System Design, Cyber Security, Digital Literacy); Session 3 - K-1 and 2-3 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 4 - 4-6 and 7-8 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 5 - 9-12 standards, examples, and discussion.

29. Middle School/High School Leadership Professional Learning Community

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: MS/HS Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 3/18/2022

This open forum will explore timely topics and provide an opportunity to collaborate and learn from one another.

30. Elementary Leadership Professional Learning Community

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Elementary Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 3/18/2022

Please join us as we collaborate on various timely topics.

31. Network Team Meeting

Program: School and District Planning

Audience: representatives have been chosen by each district

Dates: 3/21/2022

This team of district representatives will meet monthly to collaborate on timely topics and critical focus areas.

32. Minecraft in the Classroom - Minecraft Challenges Explained

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Club Advisors

Dates: 3/22/2022

Join me and find out what the Minecraft Challenge is and how you can get involved at your school. No prior Minecraft knowledge necessary! A guest from one of our districts will explain what they do and how they make it work for them. Over 100 students have already taken part in teams that built 39 creations in the first challenge. You could get your students in on this growing and highly anticipated series of challenges. Join us to find out how to make Minecraft Challenges happen in your building.

33. Art, Music, and Media Teacher PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art, Music, and Media teachers and support staff

Dates: 3/29/2022

All Art, Music, and Media Teachers and support staff are welcome to attend. This month I'll share information from the last Arts Statewide Conference and have time for any other topics you choose to add to the agenda.

34. New Teacher Institute Virtual Meeting

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any new teachers

Dates: 4/11/2022

This is our final virtual meeting of the year. We will be talking about Culturally Responsive Education. The discussion will focus on where we are now with CRE and where we want to be.

35. HFM BOCES Mentor/Mentee Required meeting #4

Program: Mentoring

Audience: HFM BOCES mentors and mentees

Dates: 4/12/2022

This meeting is the final meeting for the 21-22 school year. It is available to any HFM mentors/mentees but required for anyone who has not attended three workshops, this year. The workshop will provide an opportunity for exploration and collaboration.

36. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 3. K-1 and 2-3 Standards, Examples, Discussion

Program: Standards

Audience: Any Teachers or Administrators involved with developing the CS&DF Standards for their classrooms and buildings.

Dates: 4/12/2022

Description of learning: The new Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards are being implemented in all of our districts. This series of sessions is intended to assist you in understanding those standards and implementing them in your classrooms. These sessions are intended for all teachers that might have to implement any part of those standards at any level. Some sessions are more specific than others so please feel free to come to all of them, or pick and choose what works for you. Session 1 - What are the Comp Sci & Digital Fluency Standards and how do they affect me? What has my district asked me to do?; Session 2 - The Five Concepts (Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Networks & System Design, Cyber Security, Digital Literacy); Session 3 - K-1 and 2-3 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 4 - 4-6 and 7-8 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 5 - 9-12 standards, examples, and discussion.

37. Learning Through Play (PK-3)

Program: Positive Youth Development

Audience: Teachers, Special Area Teachers, SPED, Related Services, OT, PT, Speech

Dates: 4/12/2022 to 5/11/2022

Play-based learning helps engage elementary students in their education and has cognitive, physical, social, and emotional benefits. In this PD you will be learning about the advantages of play in the classroom and how play can be found throughout the Next Generation Standards.

38. DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: anyone seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 4/15/2022

Beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an adminstrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service, or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. This class must be paid for ahead of time. No credit card payments can be accepted. Checks may be sent to HFM BOCES 2755 StHwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095 Att: Instructional Services. If your district is supplying payment they will be billed. This is an asynchronous workshop. Participants will receive a link with the required work and be given five business days to complete it. Please send questions to tcaraco@hfmboces.org

39. US History & Government Regents Session

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 4/26/2022

During this IN PERSON meeting, we will be going over the parts of the US History & Government Regents. We will talk about how the short answers and essays will be scored and some resources teachers can use to prepare students for the exam.

40. Engaging Learners Through Art Making (TAB) Book Study

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art Educators

Dates: 4/26/2022 to 6/15/2022

Participants will read and discuss the book "Engaging Learners Through Artmaking: Choice-Based Art Education in the Classroom (TAB)" by Katherine M. Douglas and Diane B. Jaquith.... This 2nd Edition text will help support teachers who are new to choice-based art education as well as experienced teachers looking to take a deeper dive. By the end of this study, participants will present a choice-based lesson they have created or used. ***PARTICIPANTS WILL NEED TO PURCHASE THE BOOK ON THEIR OWN PRIOR TO THE MEETINGS***

41. Science of Reading Series 1: What is the Science of Reading?

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, SPED, Related Services, TA's

Dates: 4/27/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Have you ever seen the research on the Scarborough Rope, The 4 Part processing Model for Word Recognition, or The Simple View of Reading? These are some of the reading anchors we will use to discuss the best way to teach children to read. We will also look at a child's brain when they read or don't read and how the importance of the connection between reading and speaking. If you were unable to attend the ‘Ph'undemental ‘Ph'acts and the Science of Reading PD Day 1 or would like a repeat of the information, join us for this NEW Science of Reading series where you will learn the fundamental facts of teaching students to read through the science of reading. Look for other PD's in this series throughout the spring of 2022.

42. Science of Reading Series 2: Phonemic Awareness and Proficiency

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, SPED, Related Services, TA's

Dates: 5/4/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Do you know the difference between a morpheme, phoneme, and grapheme? What about the difference between phonemic awareness and phonological awareness? Perhaps you need a brush up on your terms and understanding. Or maybe you want to learn more about them to help your students be successful. If we know the difference between the terms we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. If you were unable to attend the ‘Ph'undemental ‘Ph'acts and the Science of Reading PD Day 2 or would like a repeat of the information, join us for this NEW Science of Reading series where you will learn the fundamental facts of teaching students to read through the science of reading in order for them to be successful. Look for other PD's in this series throughout the spring of 2022!

43. Heggerty Pilot

Program: Other

Dates: 5/6/2022

Gloversville Heggerty Pilot Team, please register for the third pilot training.

44. US History & Government Regents Session

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2022

During this IN PERSON meeting, we will be going over the parts of the US History & Government Regents. We will talk about how the short answers and essays will be scored and some resources teachers can use to prepare students for the exam. **This is the same session that was done on 4/26/22 - this is for anyone that missed that session**

45. Asynchronous Number Sense and Math Fluency in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 5/8/2022

Through this asynchronous workshop you will gain a deeper understanding of what math fluency is (and is not) and learn how it is linked to number sense. You will use strategies and gain a collection of games, routines and activities to support number sense and fluency in the elementary classroom. After you register for this PD you will receive an email with instructions for completion. You can register at any time.

46. PBL 101 - Creating Voice & Choice for Students

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers that want to know more about Project Based Learning and create their own PBL lesson. Bring your Laptop or Chromebook.

Dates: 5/9/2022 to 6/13/2022

Introduction to PBL, Walkthrough, and Examples; Experience an active PBL as a participant; Create a fully developed PBL for your own classroom; Reflect and learn from each other as we explore our PBL ideas. There will be three sessions to this PBL training: Session 1 - (Virtual) What is PBL? (please come to this session with a topic in mind for your classroom) Session 2 - (Virtual) Collectively discuss each of your ideas as you have developed them. Troubleshoot your questions and tweak your ideas to fit your needs. Session 3 - (Virtual) Reflection. Takeaways and looking forward to other projects. What did you do and how did it go? What would you change and improve?

47. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 4. 4-6 and 7-8 Standards, Examples, Discussion

Program: Standards

Audience: Any Teachers or Administrators involved with developing the CS&DF Standards for their classrooms and buildings.

Dates: 5/11/2022

Description of learning: The new Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards are being implemented in all of our districts. This series of sessions is intended to assist you in understanding those standards and implementing them in your classrooms. These sessions are intended for all teachers that might have to implement any part of those standards at any level. Some sessions are more specific than others so please feel free to come to all of them, or pick and choose what works for you. Session 1 - What are the Comp Sci & Digital Fluency Standards and how do they affect me? What has my district asked me to do?; Session 2 - The Five Concepts (Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Networks & System Design, Cyber Security, Digital Literacy); Session 3 - K-1 and 2-3 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 4 - 4-6 and 7-8 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 5 - 9-12 standards, examples, and discussion.

48. World Laguages PLC

Program: Professional Practice (APPR)

Dates: 5/12/2022

All World Language teachers are welcome to attend. We will be discussing the New NYSED World Language Standards and assessments.

49. Instructional Coach PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 5/13/2022

Any Instructional Coaches are welcome to attend. We will be talking about a variety of topics, along with anything you would like to discuss.

50. Science of Reading Series 3: Phonics and Phonological Awareness

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, SPED, Related Services, TA's

Dates: 5/18/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Do you know the difference between phonemic awareness and phonological awareness? Have you ever heard the terms schwa or do you know all of the different types of syllables and how to teach them? If we know the difference between the terms and can assess them we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. If you were unable to attend the ‘Ph'undemental ‘Ph'acts and the Science of Reading PD Day 3 or would like a repeat of the information, join us for this NEW Science of Reading series where you will learn the fundamental facts of teaching students to read through the science of reading in order for them to be successful. Look for other PD's in this series throughout the spring!

51. 8th Grade Science Test Prep - Hands on

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Anyone giving the 8th grade science test

Dates: 5/20/2022

We will be going over the set up and proctoring for the new Grade 8 test administration.

52. Intervention Specialist PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Intervention Specialists

Dates: 5/25/2022

Any Intervention Specialists are welcome to attend. We will be talking about a variety of topics and anything you would like to discuss.

53. Science of Reading Series 4: Science of Writing

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, SPED, Related Services, TA's

Dates: 5/25/2022

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Similarly to the Science of Reading, the Science of Writing is crucial to a child's success in reading. You will learn about the Simple View of Writing and how handwriting instruction should be considered as important as reading instruction. Join us for this NEW Science of Reading series where you will learn the fundamental facts of teaching students to read through the science of reading in order for them to be successful. Look for other PD's in this series throughout the spring of 2022!

54. PE & Health Teacher PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Intervention Specialists

Dates: 5/31/2022

Any PE or Health teachers are welcome to attend. We will be talking about curriculum ideas for next year, your plans for the end of this year and anything else you would like to discuss.

55. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 5. 9-12 Standards, Examples, Discussion

Program: Standards

Audience: Any Teachers or Administrators involved with developing the CS&DF Standards for their classrooms and buildings.

Dates: 6/1/2022

Description of learning: The new Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards are being implemented in all of our districts. This series of sessions is intended to assist you in understanding those standards and implementing them in your classrooms. These sessions are intended for all teachers that might have to implement any part of those standards at any level. Some sessions are more specific than others so please feel free to come to all of them, or pick and choose what works for you. Session 1 - What are the Comp Sci & Digital Fluency Standards and how do they affect me? What has my district asked me to do?; Session 2 - The Five Concepts (Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Networks & System Design, Cyber Security, Digital Literacy); Session 3 - K-1 and 2-3 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 4 - 4-6 and 7-8 standards, examples, and discussion; Session 5 - 9-12 standards, examples, and discussion.

56. Science of Reading Series 5: Putting it all Together- 6 Step Lesson Plan

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, SPED, Related Services, TA's

Dates: 6/1/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Now that you have attended Parts 1-4 we will be putting together a 6-step lesson plan to help identify students strengths and instructional needs. Anyone is welcome to join, even if you were not able to attend Parts 1-4. If you were unable to attend the ‘Ph'undemental ‘Ph'acts and the Science of Reading PD Day 4 or would like a repeat of the information, join us for this NEW Science of Reading series where you will learn the fundamental facts of teaching students to read through the science of reading in order for them to be successful. Look for other PD's in this series throughout the 2022-2023 school year!
As an educator you have the power to make a profound impact in the lives of your students. It's what keeps us going. But schools are stressful places. Regardless of where you teach, it is emotional work. When demands outpace our ability to cope, healthy stress is replaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress results in decreased productivity, anxiety, frustration, and burnout. Nearly half a million teachers leave the profession every year! Throughout this year we will work together to discuss and build habits to cultivate resiliency and our ability to not just survive, but thrive. This opportunity is less like a book club and more like a year long journey toward understanding who you are as an educator, support staff, or administrator. Each month's topic will relate to the common stresses and situations occurring in schools during that time of the year. (This listing is for Session 1. You need to register for 2 listings, Session 1 and Session 2-12.) **** This offering requires the purchase of the book "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators", by Elena Aguilar**** It can be purchased online and inexpensively as a used book on Amazon

58. New Teacher Institute - IN PERSON Meeting #3

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any new teachers

Dates: 6/9/2022

This will be the third, and final in person, meeting in a series of learning opportunities that will support new teachers in the 2021-2022 school year.
What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Now that you have attended sessions 1-5. Let's talk about the top of the Scarborough Rope- language comprehension. Join us for the last session of the Science of Reading series where you will learn the fundamental facts of teaching students to read through the science of reading in order for them to be successful.

60. Developing Digital Detectives

Program: School Library System/IRC

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/22/2022

New
From the authors of the bestselling Fact vs. Fiction, this book offers easy-to-implement lessons to engage students in becoming media literacy "digital detectives,” looking for clues, questioning motives, uncovering patterns, developing theories and, ultimately, delivering a verdict. Online book study with aesynchronous work. Online meetings July 12, July 19 and July 22 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon. Aesynchronous work will be due by August 5, 2022. Register by June 30 to receive your free book to start reading for the first meeting.

61. Leading the Rebound - A Book Study

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: School Leaders

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 8/23/2022

"If there was ever a time for our heroic school leadership to persevere, it's now." Join us as we learn and collaborate on the must-dos as we continue to navigate our way through the growing pains this pandemic has created. Leading the Rebound; Fisher, Frey, Smith, Hattie (2021) The fee for this workshop will be used to purchase the text. If you prefer to purchase your own, please let us know.

62. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 7/13/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence Center. Our work will include a Danielson Refresher as well as inter-rater reliability and agreement. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric.

63. Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators, A Journey with "Onward" by Elena Aguilar (Sessions 2-12)

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Educators, Support Staff, Administrators

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 6/14/2023

As an educator you have the power to make a profound impact in the lives of your students. It's what keeps us going. But schools are stressful places. Regardless of where you teach, it is emotional work. When demands outpace our ability to cope, healthy stress is replaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress results in decreased productivity, anxiety, frustration, and burnout. Nearly half a million teachers leave the profession every year! Throughout this year we will work together to discuss and build habits to cultivate resiliency and our ability to not just survive, but thrive. This opportunity is less like a book club and more like a year long journey toward understanding who you are as an educator, support staff, or administrator. Each month's topic will relate to the common stresses and situations occurring in schools during that time of the year. **** This offering requires the purchase of the book "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators", by Elena Aguilar**** It can be purchased online and inexpensively as a used book on Amazon.

64. PBL 101 - Creating Voice & Choice for Students

Program: Project Based Learning

Audience: Educators / Teachers

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 8/9/2022

Introduction to PBL, Walkthrough, and Examples; Experience an active PBL as a participant; Create a fully developed PBL for your own classroom; Reflect and learn from each other as we explore our PBL ideas. There will be three sessions to this PBL training: Session 1 - (Virtual) What is PBL? (please come to this session with a topic in mind for your classroom) Session 2 - (Virtual) Collectively discuss each of your ideas as you have developed them. Troubleshoot your questions and tweak your ideas to fit your needs. Session 3 - (Virtual) Reflection. Takeaways and looking forward to other projects. What did you do and how did it go? What would you change and improve?

65. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 7/19/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence Center. Our work will include a Danielson Refresher as well as inter-rater reliability and agreement. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric.

66. The Science of Reading: A Two-Day LIVE Event

Program: Other

Dates: 7/20/2022 to 7/21/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? How does a student's brain look when they connect visuals to speech to meaning? Have you ever seen the research on the Scarborough Rope, The 4 Part processing Model for Word Recognition, or The Simple View of Reading/Writing? These are some of the reading anchors we will use to discuss the best way to teach children to read. In this 2 day live Professional Development we will dive into all of the research behind the Science of Reading in a more informal and collaborative approach. If you were not able to attend the Science of Reading PD in the winter and the Science of Reading Series 1-6 in the spring, please join us! Day 1 will include an introduction to the Science of Reading, Phonemic Awareness and Proficiency, Phonics and Phonological Awareness, and the 6 Step lesson plan for intervention. Day 2 will include The Science of Writing, and Language Comprehension. Lunch is on your own.

67. 2022 Regional Leadership Retreat

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: All leaders from the HFM Region

Dates: 7/21/2022

New
Please join us for a one-day retreat including an afternoon with Dr. Sean Eversly Bradwell.

68. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 8/4/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence Center. Our work will include a Danielson Refresher as well as inter-rater reliability and agreement. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric.

69. New Evaluator Training-two days

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: new building administrators and outside evaluators

Dates: 8/9/2022 to 8/10/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training including inter-rater reliability and agreement for all new evaluators as a two day in-person workshop. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric. (lunch is on your own)

70. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 8/10/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence Center. Our work will include a Danielson Refresher as well as inter-rater reliability and agreement. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric.

71. Teaching Students to Decode the World

Program: School Library System/IRC

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 8/12/2022 to 8/30/2022

New
Authors Chris Sperry and Cyndy Scheibe tackle questions from our media-saturated environment. How can we teach students to distinguish true statements from those that are false, misleading or manipulative? How can we help them develop the skills needed to identify biases and stereotypes, determine credibility of sources and analyze their own thinking nad its effect on their perceptions? Readers will be introduced to constructivist media decoding (CMD) which is a specific way to lead students throgu a question-based analysis of media materials with an emphasis on critical thinking annd collaboration. This is an online book study with aesynchronous work. Online meetings August 12, 18, 24, and 30 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon. Aesynchronous work will be due by September 13, 2022. Register by June 30th to receive your free book to start reading for the first meeting. Librarians may join with a collaborating teacher.

72. New Mentor Training - IN PERSON

Program: Mentoring

Audience: Teachers intending to become mentors in their district.

Dates: 8/16/2022 to 8/17/2022

This two-day workshop will prepare all who wish to become Mentors by introducing them to the key information and skills necessary to build effective mentoring relationships.

73. New Teacher Institute - IN PERSON

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any new teachers

Dates: 8/23/2022

This will be the first in a series of learning opportunities that will support new teachers in the 2022-2023 school year. We encourage all new teachers to join this cohort as we explore varied topics together throughout the school year.

74. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 8/25/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence Center. Our work will include a Danielson Refresher as well as inter-rater reliability and agreement. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric.

75. The Problem of English and What You Can Do About It

Program: Other

Audience: PK-12 Gen Ed Teachers, SPED Teachers, AIS Providers, Admin, Speech

Dates: 8/25/2022

New
Yes, that should say "of" and not "with." English is not the problem, it's what we don't know about it that needs help. Language both spoken and written, is the foundation of all academics. Did you know the definition of a vowel is not simply the answer A, E, I, O U, and sometimes Y? It's a sound that is produced when the mouth is open and the sound is not blocked by the lips, teeth, or tongue. In that case there are not 5 vowels, but 15. Do you know the 31+ rules of the English Language? When the phonograms (a picture that represents a sound) and rules of English are taught in a systematic manner through solid, multimodality teaching methods which develop visual muscle memory, prevent reversals, and address the needs of all types of learners, we will be on our way to solving the literacy crisis. This is open to all PK-12th grade teachers who want to learn how to teach their students a common sense approach to reading, spelling, and literacy. The Book- 'Uncovering the Logic of English' by Denise Eide is highly encouraged, but not required.

76. I Need to Escape!

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/30/2022

New
Learn how Breakout Rooms / Escape Rooms can work for your classroom as either a classroom-based extension of your lessons or as a standalone activity for your school. We will explore how they work, what you need to consider to develop a successful challenge, as well as where you could take the challenges throughout the year. Participants will leave with a Breakout Room idea that they will develop for their own situation. All levels included. No background information is needed. Ideas will be developed in the session.

77. Coding Adventures with Python

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers

Dates: 9/20/2022

Python is a general-purpose coding language that is ideal for middle and high school students. You will learn how Python can be used to achieve multiple parts of the Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards. Participants will learn the basics of Python programming and then complete a Python coding project. This project is designed to be taken back to the classroom in order for participants to then be able to teach the students. The standards that are covered by completing the project will be explicitly identified. No coding experience is needed for this session, just an interest in learning.

78. Science of Reading: What is the Science of Reading?

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 9/21/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Have you ever seen the research on the Scarborough Rope, The 4 Part processing Model for Word Recognition, or The Simple View of Reading/Writing? These are some of the reading anchors we will use to discuss the best way to teach children to read. How does a student's brain look when they connect visuals to speech to meaning? Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

79. I Need to Escape!

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/23/2022

New
Learn how Breakout Rooms / Escape Rooms can work for your classroom as either a classroom-based extension of your lessons or as a standalone activity for your school. We will explore how they work, what you need to consider to develop a successful challenge, as well as where you could take the challenges throughout the year. Participants will leave with a Breakout Room idea that they will develop for their own situation. All levels included. No background information is needed. Ideas will be developed in the session.

80. Science of Reading: Phonemic Awareness and Proficiency

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 9/28/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Do you know the difference between a morpheme, phoneme, and grapheme? What about the difference between phonemic awareness and phonological awareness? Perhaps you need a brush up on your terms and understanding. Or maybe you want to learn more about them to help your students be successful. If we know the difference between the terms we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

81. Science of Reading: Phonics and Phonological Awareness

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/5/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Do you know the difference between phonemic awareness and phonological awareness? Have you ever heard the terms schwa or do you know all of the different types of syllables and how to teach them? If we know the difference between the terms and can assess them we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

82. App Development for Beginners

Program: Standards

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/14/2022

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Using available technology to create an app. Show how students can create their own app that will allow them to revise for an upcoming exam. This PD will explore both the technology side of things (how easy it can be to create an app like this) as well as how students can use technology to keep themselves organized. By the end of the PD session teachers will create a fully functioning app that they can then take back to the classroom and teach their students how to create their own app. Participants will also be aware of exactly which Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards have been addressed. Ideal for a collaborative class situation where one teacher has the students learning how to create the app using information (content) based on another course. For example, the Computer Science teacher would teach the App creation part of the class in collaboration with the Social Studies teachers, whose content is used for the app.

83. Science of Reading: Putting it all Together - 6 Step Lesson Plan

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/19/2022

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Now that we have educator knowledge in phonemes and phonics, let us put it all together into an intervention lesson plan. With this small group intervention plan students will be able to practice what they are specifically struggling with in reading. The lesson includes, phonemic practice, sound-symbol correspondences, soundboards, sound out words and tricky words, dictation (writing), and oral reading (fluency). Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

84. Science of Reading: Background Knowledge

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/26/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? We head now to the top of the Scarborough Rope, a Science of Reading Theoretical Framework. Once students are fluent decoders, a key determinant of comprehension, perhaps THE key determinant of comprehension, is what kids know about the topic of the text that they are able to read. Here we will learn about background knowledge and how it can improve a students reading ability before they even pick up a book. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

85. Science of Reading Suite: Word Recognition - In Person

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/28/2022

If you were unable to attend the last few weeks of the Science of Reading after school PD's, this full day live session will address that information in a more informal and collaborative approach. We will learn about THE most effective way to teach a child to read through Phonemic Awareness and Proficiency, Phonics, and Language Comprehension. Our focus will be the bottom of the Scarborough Rope's framework, wrod recognition. Please join us as we learn about the 40+ years of research on the Science of Reading and how you can effectively change the way you do RTI.

86. Science of Reading: Vocabulary

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 11/2/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? We continue to the top of the Scarborough Rope, a Science of Reading Theoretical Framework. Vocabulary is one of the big 5 pillars of literacy, though word work in this regard often and easily gets skipped due to time. By the time students reach second grade they know just over 2,000 words and by 6th grade 10,000. If vocabulary is not "caught” or "taught”, that number becomes significantly less. Let's learn about the ways to teach vocabulary where the time put in will be well worth the outcome. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

87. Science of Reading: Language Structure

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 11/16/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Language structure refers to the written syntax (the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language), sentence structure and text structure. Understanding how sentences are formed and how they convey meaning is crucial to our ability to comprehend while we read. We will discuss the importance of language structure and ways to teach it. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

88. Science of Reading: Verbal Reasoning

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 11/30/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Verbal reasoning is the ability to put learning into words, to explain answers to questions, to inform conceptualize and frame thoughts in words - all of these ways of connecting ideas, comparing and contrasting ideas, combining ideas, and verbalizing thinking are referred to as verbal reasoning. We will discuss all of these and ideas on how to teach them. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

89. The Problem of English And What You Can Do About It

Program: Other

Audience: PK-12 Gen Ed Teachers, SPED Teachers, AIS Providers, Admin, Speech

Dates: 12/2/2022

New
Yes, that should say "of" and not "with." English is not the problem, it's what we don't know about it that needs help. Language both spoken and written, is the foundation of all academics. Did you know the definition of a vowel is not simply the answer A, E, I, O U, and sometimes Y? It's a sound that is produced when the mouth is open and the sound is not blocked by the lips, teeth, or tongue. In that case there are not 5 vowels, but 15. Do you know the 31+ rules of the English Language? When the phonograms (a picture that represents a sound) and rules of English are taught in a systematic manner through solid, multimodality teaching methods which develop visual muscle memory, prevent reversals, and address the needs of all types of learners, we will be on our way to solving the literacy crisis. This is open to all K-12th grade teachers who want to learn how to teach their students a common sense approach to reading, spelling, and literacy. The book 'Uncovering the Logic of English' highly encouraged, but not required!

90. Science of Reading: Literacy Knowledge

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 12/7/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Literacy knowledge is the understanding of how text works: At the beginning of the reader stage, literacy knowledge includes concepts of print, alphabetic knowledge and handwriting. It also includes the understanding of different genres of text and the organizational differences and purposes that exist among different formats. We will discuss this and the best ways to teach it. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

91. Science of Reading: Fluency

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/4/2023

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Fluency is the reasonably accurate reading, at an appropriate rate, with suitable expression, that leads to accurate and deep comprehension and motivation to read. We will discuss the ORF (Oral Reading Fluency assessment), sound fluency, letter naming and letter sound fluency, word fluency, phrase level fluency and text level fluency. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

92. LIVE Science of Reading Suite: Language Comprehension

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/13/2023

If you were unable to attend the last few weeks of the Science of Reading after school PD's on language comprehension, this full day live session will address that information in a more informal and collaborative approach. We will learn about THE most effective way to teach a child to read through background knowledge, vocabulary, language structure/writing, and verbal reasoning. Our focus will be the top of the Scarborough Rope's framework, language comprehension. Please join us as we learn about the 40+ years of research on the Science of Reading and how you can effectively change the way you do RTI.

93. Science of Reading: Comprehension

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/18/2023

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Comprehension is the act of simultaneously extracting and constructing meaning through interaction and involvement with written language. It is essentially the product of fluent word recognition and use of language comprehension processes that together make the meaning of the text. We will discuss this and ways to help students improve their comprehension skills through strategies. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

94. Science of Reading: Science of Writing

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/25/2023

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Similarly to the Science of Reading, the Science of Writing is crucial to a child's success in reading. You will learn about the Simple View of Writing and how handwriting instruction should be considered as important as reading instruction. We will learn about the difference between transcription and computation and how to teach them. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.