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1. Data Dashboard Cohort (GV BOCES Districts Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: DSS Data Dashboard District Leaders

Dates: 8/16/2023 to 2/6/2024

In Person
The Driving Student Success (DSS) Dashboard Cohort is designed for leaders from our partner districts using EduTech's Dashboard Service and will consist of four modules, beginning on August 16th. It is ideally timed with the restart of accountability, as one underlying theme with accountability is that there is always room for improvement. Each session will provide professional learning and scenarios to help participants to understand how to dig into dashboard data and leverage it to inform decision making and uncover areas for improvement. There will also be an opportunity to collaborate with nearby/partner districts. The first session will be held in person. At that time, the group will decide if the cohort wishes to combine participants from GV & W-FL BOCES and meet virtually or in person.

2. School Social Work Peer Group 2023-2024

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: School Social Workers

Dates: 9/12/2023 to 6/11/2024

Meet with other school social workers in the region for professional development, case reviews, peer support/mentorship and networking. Drop in format, come to as many sessions as you can.

3. TIG Primary Contact Meetings

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: TIG Primary Contact from each district

Dates: 9/19/2023 to 4/25/2024

The "TIG Primary Contact" a person from your district that may be the point of contact in a critical incident. These meetings are designed to bring ongoing support and training, and learn from other districts. Meetings will include table top exercises, debriefing critical incidents and providing guidance on supporting your TIG team.

4. Special Education K-6 Cohort

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades K-6 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 3/6/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Special Education K-6 Cohort will afford special education teachers the opportunity to connect with other K-6 special education teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices.

5. ESOL Educators Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 ESOL Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 3/12/2024

In Person
This cohort will focus on supporting K-12 ESOL teachers in the Genesee Valley region. The cohort will give teachers the opportunity to engage in learning and networking with other ESOL professionals around best practices in ELL education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in learning focused on topics that will be determined by the participants and the needs of the region.

Lunch is on your own.

6. Leadership Cohort Sessions

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Administators

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 3/28/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
Closed
Explore the overarching leadership theory based on the four obsessions of effective leaders.

October 12, 2023: Climate and Culture. We will take time to talk about important factors that we as leaders must consider when building, transitioning and maintaining the kind of climate and culture we want, one that optimizes the learning experiences we are able to provide to our students.

November 16, 2023: The Confrontation of Self. The session will provide time for self reflection and awareness to promote the growth and change in ourselves that will allow us to be the type of leaders our staff and students deserve.

January 25, 2024: Communication. Participants will analyze their own communication strengths and weaknesses while building a framework to move forward in their work with stronger strategic communication skills that will best serve staff, students and the school community.

March 28, 2024: Initiating, Managing and Leading Change. Time will be spent exploring how the four obsessions together serve us in moving our organization forward while examining the most powerful ways in which change can be brought about in both our staff and our organization as a whole.

Lunch Included

7. Global History & Geography Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 9-10 Global History & Geography Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 4/17/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Global History & Geography Cohort will afford grades 9 and 10 global teachers the opportunity to connect with other global teachers. The Global History & Geography Cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. The work of the cohort in 2023-2024 will have three key areas of focus: investigating the implementation of retrieval practices, deepening content knowledge, and harnessing the latest technology to teach social studies.

8. Science 9-12 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 9-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 3/6/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Science 9-12 Cohort will afford secondary science teachers the opportunity to connect with other secondary science teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group. The focus will be on creating storylines and 3D lessons that reflect the disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices identified in the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards.

9. Science 5-8 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 5-8 Science Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 3/12/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Science 5-8 Cohort will afford intermediate-level science teachers the opportunity to connect with other 5-8 science teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group. The focus will be on creating storylines and 3D lessons that reflect the disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices identified in the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards.

10. US History & Government Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 7-8 Social Studies and Grade 11 U.S. History & Government Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2023 to 4/24/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The US History & Government Cohort will afford grades 7-8, and 11 social studies teachers the opportunity to connect with other social studies teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. The work of the cohort in 2023-2024 will have three key areas of focus: investigating the implementation of retrieval practices, deepening content knowledge, and harnessing the latest technology to teach social studies.

11. Special Education 7-12 Cohort

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades 7-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2023 to 3/13/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Special Education 7-12 Cohort will afford special education teachers the opportunity to connect with other 7-12 special education teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices.

12. Strategies for Multiplication and Division (New Date 12/19/23)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-8 General Education, Special Education & Intervention Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2023

Synchronous
There are five significant strategies for multiplication and division of whole numbers laying the foundation for later number types. This session is a deep dive into those strategies highlighting what they are and how they work while providing classroom-ready resources to help you teach them.

Mr. SanGiovanni is also offering two more sessions, if you are interested in other mathematical fluency professional learning, please review those Frontline descriptions.

13. Seal of Civic Readiness Forum

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators or Educators Implementing or Exploring The Seal

Dates: 11/9/2023 to 3/27/2024

Please consider joining us for a forum on the most recent work for the New York State Seal of Civic Readiness in the Genesee Valley BOCES. We will discuss and engage the successes and challenges that a project like The Seal presents. This session will afford Seal districts an opportunity to network and engage with colleagues on a variety of strategies to meet the needs of students. Whether your district is currently involved with The Seal, or hopes to get started next year, this session will be a fit for you.

Participants will receive the Zoom link prior to the session.

14. Instructional Coaching Cohort (New and Returning Cohort Members)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2023 to 5/15/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
Instructional coaching has proven to be an effective strategy for personal teacher growth, increased student achievement, and individualized professional development. In this cohort, participants will collaborate with other coaches in the region to focus on improving our practice, sharing effective coaching strategies, and having collegial dialogue regarding the implementation of the cohort model. Participants can expect to collaborate and problem-solve, as well as explore the characteristics of the most effective coaches. Coaches will discuss high-impact teaching strategies and learn how to share these strategies with colleagues.

If you are a new instructional coach and have never been to the cohort meetings, you will need to take the 9/27/2023 prerequisite session. This is a separate registration link in Frontline.

15. Mathematics Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Math Teachers of all levels

Dates: 11/16/2023 to 3/19/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
Closed
The Mathematics Cohort will afford mathematics teachers the opportunity to connect with other math teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group.

16. APPR Re-Certification for Lead Evaluators of Teachers (December/January 2023/2024 Cohort)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents

Dates: 12/20/2023

Asynchronous
The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews (APPR) of teachers. Each district must certify that these lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the APPR regulations. The components of this APPR re-certification training are based on the four-day Lead Evaluator Certificate Training. This asynchronous session is meant to serve as an opportunity for lead evaluators to annually revisit the major components of that training and renew certification, which will allow continued evaluation of teachers. This session is meant to be viewed in collaboration with an administrative team within your building or district, but it may be viewed by independent administrators as well.

Participants will receive information to access the asynchronous materials prior to the session date. Participants must complete the webcast by the last date of the cohort month.

17. LiNC - Librarian Networking Collective

Program: School Library System

Audience: PreK-12 School Librarians

Dates: 1/16/2024

Have you ever wished you could have more conversations with other school librarians? Have you looked for a supportive community to share the challenges and joys of being a school librarian at your grade level? Do you want to talk to your colleagues that "get it”? This group is for you! In LiNC, you will be among friends. We will foster a supportive, collaborative, joyful community of school librarians in Monroe One and 2 BOCES and the Genesee Valley BOCES regions. Throughout this twenty-week Schoology course, some discussions will be K-12 and others will be split by grade level. We will also host periodic Zoom meetings where we can put faces to names and have live discussions. This work will be asynchronous, with weekly discussions and resources posted by the facilitators, as well as opportunities for you to set the topic. Each week should take only about a half hour, so you have the opportunity to earn a half credit of CTLE per week. You can participate as much or as little as you would like, and credits will be granted based upon how much you choose to participate. Since capacity varies throughout the year, we understand and expect that not everyone will be able to join in every discussion. We hope this will be a place to share advice and resources, to ask questions, to validate your experiences, and to learn from each other. The Zoom meetings will be posted separately. Disregard the date below as this will start January 16 and run until June 14. This group is for PreK-12 School Librarians only.

18. PeaceFull Kids Wellness Series Modules 3-8

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Teachers, assistants, admin, counselors

Dates: 1/23/2024 to 3/12/2024

This workshop is only open to those that completed Modules 1 & 2 in the Fall, 2023. Those who have completed these Modules will receive a personal invitation. If you have not received an invitation, please DO NOT REGISTER. SERIES TOPICS: January 23, 2024-Module 3: Positive Emotions January 30, 2024-Module 4: Engagement & Flow February 6, 2024-Module 5: Relationships February 27, 2024-Module 6: Meaning March 5, 2024-Module 7: Achievement March 12, 2024-Module 8: Deepen Your Understanding of Resilience and Optimism Time 7:00-8:30pm 9 CTLE hours Zoom Links will be sent on the day of each presentation. Participants will receive 1.5 CTLE credits for each module that they attend. Please inform Juanita & Pat if you are unable to attend with a valid reason.

19. ENVoY: A Personal Guide to Classroom Management Book Study

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: 10

Dates: 1/30/2024 to 3/13/2024

Want to continue to hone your Classroom Management by examining non-verbal communication skills? Join Michael Grinder, an internationally recognized expert, who assists teachers' growth around this concept. This opportunity will be a Blended Book Study utilizing Schoology and Zoom. The first 25 Genesee Region or Tri-County Teacher Center participants that register by January 18th will receive a copy of the book via your Policy Board member. Others will need to purchase their own copy for the book study. ENVoY (Educational Non-Verbal Yardsticks) is Michael Grinder's distillation of the best and most practical management techniques gleaned from over a decade of personal research(visiting over 4,000 classrooms). This book is a collection of 31 nonverbal management skills which foster a win-win atmosphere in the classroom. It can be used by the individual teacher or utilized as a manual for professional development and is ideally suited for peer coaching. You will learn how to: get the class's attention quicker; employ transitions effectively; increase concentration and productivity during seatwork; have more energy both during the school day and at home; and positively influence the single most powerful leverage point in education -- the teacher/student relationship. (credit: Amazon.com)

20. TIG Training - Spring 2024 - Mixed Zoom & In Person

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Administrators, school counselors & Social Workers, CSE Chairs, School nurses, SROs, engaged faculty

Dates: 1/30/2024 to 4/23/2024

Full TIG Training will give an overview of the important considerations for administrators, counselors and staff when responding to critical incidents in their school community. Attendees will become aware of best practices and trauma informed care, and how to best utilize and support your district's TIG team during a crisis. Topics include grief & loss at school -trauma -suicide risk & intervention in youth and adolescents -chronic & acute illness -school violence: intervention & prevention -managing media and communication during incidents , with an emphasis on a team approach to strategic planning in the first hours after an incident. *Please confirm with your TIG Coordinator before signing up **This is currently scheduled as a mixed Zoom/in-person training. The first four sessions are on Zoom, the last three sessions are in person.

21. TCIS: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (Levels I & II)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Support Staff and Administators

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 3/8/2024

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The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) training program for child and youth care staff presents a framework for implementing a crisis and management system that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions. The TCI framework complements the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach and also includes aspects of trauma-informed care. Staff who are trained in the TCI program are provided a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to proactively diminish crisis and also support students and staff to react to a crisis. The skills, knowledge, and professional judgment of staff in responding to crises are critical factors in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt, and depression. Program objectives include learning to proactively prevent and/or de-escalate a potential crisis situation with a child or young person, manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to children and staff and process the crisis event with children and young people to help improve their coping strategies. Upon completion, this training will certify the attendee in Levels I & II certification.

Lunch will ONLY be provided on 3/8/2024.

22. Featured Speaker: Designing Rubrics to Support Performance Based Learning

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 2/28/2024

Synchronous
Starting Soon
Rubrics are coherent sets of criteria for students' work that include descriptions of levels-of-performance quality on the criteria. As such, they are an excellent means for connecting formative assessment and summative assessment (grading). If students and teachers have a shared understanding of the criteria and performance descriptions, then the same criteria and performance quality that students aim for in a formative manner (as they learn) can become the basis for the students' grades.

The Zoom link will be sent to participants shortly before the session date.

23. Online Book Study: Learning to Depolarize by Kent Lenci

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 6-12 General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 2/28/2024 to 5/16/2024

Book Study
Book Included
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The 2024 presidential election is approaching sooner than we realize, and you might find yourself engaging in political discussion more frequently with your students and colleagues. Maybe you always were? Are you struggling with divided political mindsets in your classroom? Finding it challenging to work with parents on hot-button issues? Join School Improvement for a ten-week book study to explore and discuss Learning to Depolarize by Kent Lenci. The text describes how teachers and administrators can prepare students for the partisan political world they are set to enter upon graduation. Through extensive research and experience in the classroom, Lenci offers strategies and practices to help students collaborate and converse across social and political divides. Topics addressed by this work include the causes and consequences of political polarization in our society, why schools must address the challenge head-on, bridge-building in the classroom, media literacy and social-emotional learning as tools for depolarization, and partnering with parents across the divide. Kent Lenci will kick off our book study with a synchronous meeting on 2/28/24. He will be one of our featured speakers at Genesee Valley BOCES, in the Fall of 2024, just before the presidential election as well!

Course Launch Date: February 28, 2024

Course Close Date: May 16, 2024

Format: Online Hybrid Book Study

Location: Zoom/Google Classroom

Registration Closes On: February 21, 2024

24. Online Book Study: Closing the Writing Gap

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 1-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2024

Book Study
Book Included
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Join School Improvement for an eight-week book study to explore and discuss the text: Closing the Writing Gap, by Alex Quigley. Participants will explore the technical and practical aspects of how children learn to write and learn how a synthesis of research can maximize instructional shifts of practice. This book study will include intervaled reading and discussion sections to address key topics including: grammar, sentence-level composition, disciplinary writing, and practical strategies.

Participants can expect to participate in a virtual book study by reading, writing, and posting on the Schoology platform. A syllabus and a copy of the book will be provided to participants prior to the book study launch date. Assignments and discussions will be posted throughout the week. In order to receive credit, participants must complete all requirements. CTLE hours will be awarded based upon online participation and completion of course tasks.

Course Launch Date: Friday, March 1, 2024

Course Close Date: Friday, April 26, 2024

Format: Online Book Study

Location: Schoology

25. Becoming the Educator They Need Book Study

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Assistants

Dates: 3/3/2024

Book Study
In many educational statistics in the United States, black and brown males are often overrepresented in categories that have to do with hardship and defeat (unemployment, incarceration, and homicide). Many are disengaged from the educational system and underrepresented in categories connected with academic achievement (enrollment in honors' classes, college degree attainment, etc.). This pattern is evident in urban, suburban and rural schools throughout the U.S. Author Robert Jackson offers strategies and practices that educators can employ in their classrooms and settings to help counter these disturbing trends and provide support for young men of color. The book is relatively short, and supplemental resources such as articles and videos are included in this course to provide opportunities for personal reflection, resources for lessons, and further information and guidance for educators. (Resource for book description Pedro Noguera, August 2019).

26. Mental Health Cohort (3/3) Solution Focused Therapy

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: School Social Workers, School Psychologists, School Counselors

Dates: 3/5/2024

Clinical training & support for School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors. Topic: Solution Focused Therapy is an effective, skill-based brief therapy. Learn how to use it in the clinical setting with school aged students. CEUs available for Social Workers and Psychologists (pending).

27. Preparing to Upcoming State Assessments: Testing Accommodations

Program: Special Education

Audience: Educators, School Administrators, and Special Education Professionals

Dates: 3/5/2024

Synchronous
New
This session will allow participants to explore and unpack the Office of Special Education at NYSEDs Testing Accommodation Manual in an effort to prepare for upcoming NYSED assessments. Participants can expect to engage in lecture, dialogue, and group work.

The materials and Zoom link will be sent to registered participants the day before.

28. STEAM Cohort

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades K-12 STEAM Teachers (or those pursuing a STEAM position)

Dates: 3/7/2024

This cohort is designed for educators that are working in a STEAM-related position, interested in moving into such a position, or interested in integrating EdTech and other STEAM activities and resources into their regular classroom/library. The Cohort will be introduced to a variety of EdTech and STEAM tools and resources. Options for integrating STEAM activities into a variety of curricular areas will be explored, with additional emphasis on building collaborative relationships with other teachers for planning STEAM activities including how to build a STEAM culture in your school building. Lunch will be provided. For the March 7th meeting, we'll be visiting Pembroke Primary School's STEAM Classroom and finishing the day in their conference room.

29. Genesee Valley BOCES Regional Curriculum Council Meeting (session 3 of 4)

Program: Curriculum Council

Audience: Instructional Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Genesee Valley BOCES Administrative Curriculum Council meets often throughout the school year in efforts to collaborate with other Instructional Leaders in the region, hear updates from various departments, and continue professional learning together.

30. NYS AHPERD: Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document (2nd Edition CAGD2 Training)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2024

In Person
Lunch Included
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Dr. Clancy Seymour from the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYS AHPERD) will join the GV BOCES Region for a full-day session regarding curriculum and assessment in the physical education setting. The second edition of the Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document (CAGD2) for Physical Education is a resource that connects the revised New York State Physical Education Learning Standards (2020) with guidance regarding curriculum and assessment recommendations for K-12 physical education practitioners and administrators in New York. The purpose of this document is to provide developmentally appropriate content and sample assessments in physical education that will allow students to acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence, and motivation through participation in quality K-12 physical education programs. The revised document is broken into two separate guides: an elementary and a secondary version. In addition, the CAGD2 unpacks the revised New York State Physical Education Learning Standards (2020) and includes an amended adapted physical education services section.

The session includes a copy of the CAGD2 book, and participants can expect a short survey prior to the session to order the appropriate book per person. Lunch will be provided.

31. The Writing Revolution (TWR) Two-Day Overview Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 3/13/2024 to 3/14/2024

In Person
Book Included
Lunch Included
"Help - My students can't write!” Although this is an American sentiment expressed all too frequently, there has been little to address the decades of statistics that support the perspective… until now! TWR, also known as the Hochman Method, presents a self-contained ecosystem of explicit writing approaches. Such approaches include: sentence-level strategies, single and multiple-paragraph outlines (SPO & Transition Outline) and summary techniques, as well as note-taking and annotation frameworks. TWR is not a program or curriculum; it is, however, a collection of explicit instructional methods poised to address the longstanding deficiency of writing skills still plaguing schools today. In Part 1, participants can expect to learn and understand six (6) guiding principles, as well as a selection from the nine (9) sentence-level strategies. In Part 2, participants will continue to investigate single and multi-paragraph outline structures, as well as annotating and summary writing techniques.

Registered participants will receive a copy of the text The Writing Revolution for extended use.

It is highly recommended to register with a colleague that is horizontally or vertically aligned, as there are intervaled discussion periods to consider applying the content to your curriculum and instruction.

32. TIG Tune Up Series: Threat Assessment: Review of Threat Assessment Plans

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Administrators, School Mental Health team, SROs, Nurses,Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 3/13/2024

Learn/Review best practices for threat assessment, including review of the Virginia Model. Discuss the status of your school's threat assessment plan and compare notes with other districts. One hour Zoom discussion.

33. Library Technologies Training

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Staff

Dates: 3/15/2024

Learn about managing students and creating challenges in Beanstack.

34. Foundations of Library Management Cohort

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 3/15/2024

This cohort it designed for anyone who is in the beginning of their library career. In each meeting we will share best practices for library and collection management. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other library staff to share ideas and discuss challenges. We encourage you to bring any questions or problems that you would like assistance in solving.

35. Addressing LGBTQ+ Bullying in Schools

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Mental Health Staff, Nurses

Dates: 3/18/2024

Join GLOW OUT! for an empowering workshop designed to help educators and administrators foster safer, more inclusive environments by learning to better recognize and address LGBTQ+-specific bullying. During this lively and interactive session, participants will learn practical techniques for timely and appropriate interventions, whether in response to purposeful misgendering or blatant hate speech and will engage in realistic scenarios to develop confidence in handling various challenges. Presenters will also highlight successful programs to model, organizations and resources available, and protections afforded by national and state laws. By the end of this workshop, educators will be better equipped to create inclusive spaces where all students, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, feel safe, respected, and supported in their educational journey.

36. Archetyping the Master Teacher

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 3/20/2024

InPerson
In this session, participants will examine research-based practices that educators should know and be able to do within classrooms. This opportunity is grounded in the article 'Principles of Instruction: Research-Based Strategies That All Teachers Should Know' by Barak Rosenshine (2012). This professional-learning opportunity explores ten evidence-informed classroom practices that effective educators have employed for decades. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their instructional delivery, identify areas to make small shifts in practice, and potentially identify areas for future continuous improvement.

37. Unpacking Bilingual /English as a New Language (ENL) Services for English Language Learners (ELLs) who are Students with Disabilities Memo

Program: Special Education

Audience: Educators, School Administrators, and Special Education Professionals

Dates: 3/21/2024

In Person
This session will allow participants to explore and unpack the January 2024 Bilingual/English as a New Language (ENL) Services for English Language Learners (ELLs) who are Students with Disabilities memo that came from the Office of Special Education and Office of Bilingual Education & World Languages. The Mid-West Regional Partnership Center & the Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) will be available to support these conversations.

38. Regional CSE Chairperson Meeting (Genesee Valley BOCES Districts Only)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Gensee Valley BOCES Regional Special Education Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2024

In Person
Regional CSE Chairperson Meetings are to provide special education leaders in the Genesee Valley BOCES area with updates from the Office of Special Education, NSYED, and regional networks. Time will also be given up to guest speakers, professional learning, and collaborative projects.

39. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Introduction to the Science Behind Reading (Part One)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the first in a four-part series designed around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will introduce the concept of the science of reading. The intent of this course is to learn about key, scientifically-based, reading research foundations critical for understanding how reading develops. Topics include: understanding reading research, cognitive psychology's contributions to understanding the reading process, the essential components of reading instruction, and various foundational conceptual models like The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986).

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

40. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Language Comprehension (Part Three)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the third session in a four-part series around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will explore the language comprehension portion of The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), which is a foundational conceptual model every teacher should know how to apply in their classroom. From this course, participants will learn that when readers are able to derive meaning from spoken language, coupled with mastery of decoding skills, they will be able to comprehend what they read. This session will explore verbal reasoning, literacy knowledge, language structures, background knowledge, and vocabulary.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

41. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Reading Comprehension (Part Four)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the fourth and final session in a four-part series designed around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will explore the reading comprehension portion of The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), which is a foundational conceptual model every teacher should know how to apply in their classroom. Reading comprehension is the act of understanding and interpreting information within a text. This comprehension results from efficient decoding and the ability to understand language. This self-paced course will allow participants to explore the traits of a skilled comprehender, the role of fluency, the importance of background knowledge, and the role of memory.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

42. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Word Recognition (Part Two)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the second session in a four-part series designed around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will explore the decoding, or word recognition portion, of The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), which is a foundational conceptual model every teacher should know how to apply in their classroom. Throughout this self-paced course, participants will have the opportunity to explore the underlying elements of word recognition (the ability to read words accurately and automatically). Many elements of this complex, multifaceted process will be explored, such as concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, and sight word recognition.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

43. The Science Behind Reading Series: Digging Deeper into Phonological Awareness

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
This asynchronous session will provide an opportunity to dig deeper into the understanding of phonological awareness. While many children enter school with well-developed phonological awareness skills, research has shown the critical need for explicit instruction to ensure all children have this foundation. Specifically, participants will learn why phonemic awareness is a necessary prerequisite for learning to read, as well as explore best practices and instructional tools for teaching phonological and phonemic awareness skills.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

44. The Science Behind Reading Series: Implementing a Sound Wall

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
There is no doubt that the implementation of a sound wall supports the science of reading regarding how the brain learns to read and the importance of speech sounds. Direct instruction about sounds, or phonemes, can happen easily in Tier 1 instructional time, especially through the use of a sound wall. This asynchronous session will discuss the basics of setting up and implementing a sound wall, as well as how to integrate sound walls into daily lessons to support and increase phonological awareness.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

45. The Science Behind Reading Series: Improving Phonics Instruction

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
The important role of phonics, in building the necessary foundational skills for reading, has been well documented by research over the past few decades. This asynchronous session will allow participants to discover how to create explicit, systematic, and effective phonics instruction in their classroom. Participants will learn about the pitfalls and obstacles in phonics instruction and ways to avoid them, identify the seven key ingredients for student success and how to improve instruction based on these ingredients (Blevins, 2017), and identify look-fors in key phonics instructional routines to enhance your practice.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

46. The Science Behind Reading Series: Orthographic Mapping

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
Orthographic mapping is the mental process proficient readers use to permanently store words for immediate, effortless retrieval. Ehri (2014) and Kilpatrick (2015) argue that proficient readers recognize most words by sight, rarely needing to employ phonics skills. This asynchronous session will explore the three components of orthographic mapping, the relationship between orthographic mapping and phonic decoding, and ways to teach reading in light of the process.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

47. The Science Behind Reading Series: Structured Literacy- Connecting Research and Practice

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
Structured Literacy is an approach to reading instruction that applies the science of reading to classroom practice. Participants will learn the principles of Structured Literacy, including ways to be explicit, systematic, cumulative, diagnostic, and responsive (i.e. the how). This asynchronous session will focus on the components identified as necessary for reading proficiency (i.e. the what), the research evidence (i.e. the why), and the application of Structured Literacy (i.e. the how). By implementing the components, principles, and instructional practices, administrators and educators are assured that all students will receive the multifaceted literacy instruction they need for reading and academic success.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

48. The Science Behind Reading Series: Teaching with Decodable Texts

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
This asynchronous session will examine the critical role decodable text plays in early phonics instruction. Research tells us that when students are still in the decoding stages of reading, they benefit from applying newly acquired phonics skills to controlled, decodable texts. This allows students to develop a sense of comfort in, and control over, their reading growth; as a result, decodable texts should be a key learning tool in early phonics instruction (Blevins, 2017). Participants will examine the current research around decodable texts and what separates strong from weak texts. This asynchronous session will also discuss ways to extend the use of decodable texts to build phonics fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

49. The Science Behind Reading Series: The Reading Brain

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

Asynchronous
Human brains are inherently wired to learn to speak, but learning to read requires fundamental changes in brain organization. Participants will explore how researchers and scientists study reading, learn where reading occurs in the brain, and examine how the brain changes when we learn to read. This asynchronous session will also explore what brain imaging reveals about struggling readers and how educators can rewire the brain through instruction.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants prior to the day of the session. Participants will have from March 22 to April 22, 2024 to complete all requirements to earn session credit. CTLE credit will be determined by calculating the mean of both course completion and time on task.

50. Online Book Study: Grading From the Inside Out

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2024

Book Study
Book Included
Join School Improvement for an online book study to explore and discuss the text, Grading From the Inside Out: Bringing Accuracy to Student Assessment Through a Standards-Based Mindset written by Tom Schimmer. Participants will explore the importance of promoting student learning and improving the overall effectiveness of grading practices. We will become aware of our own basic paradigms we have regarding current grading practices, often influenced by our own experiences, and look to examine them. "While it may be challenging, a change in grading to a standards-based mindset is essential for effective instruction and assessment” (Schimmer, 2016).

Participants can expect to participate in a virtual book study by reading, writing, and posting on the Schoology platform. A syllabus and a copy of the book will be provided to participants prior to the book study launch date. Assignments and discussions will be posted throughout the week. In order to receive credit, participants must complete all requirements. CTLE hours will be awarded based upon online participation and completion of course tasks.

Course Launch Date: Monday, April 1, 2024

Course Close Date: Friday, May 31, 2024

Format: Online Book Study

Location: Schoology

51. Passion For Kindness Book Study Author: Tamara Letter

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 4/7/2024

In this course, educators will learn about the power of kindness and positivity as a source of personal inspiration as well as how to encourage others to become kindness cultivators. The course also provides opportunities for educators to promote joy, opportunities for healing, and growth in self-awareness for themselves as educators in an increasingly negative world. This learning can be helpful to help overcome exhaustion and/or burnout, and also provide a sense of purpose. Activities and strategies in this book can be used as lessons and activities for personal growth, and in the classroom. Educators will be given suggestions for ways to help students evaluate their own thought and speech patterns and become kindness cultivators. The real life stories and easy to implement strategies and language can help begin a kindness and positivity boomerang effect that can radiate beyond our classrooms and environments where we implement our learning. Educators will read the book (2 chapters per week) and complete activities in Schoology at their own pace, asynchronously. There will be one Google Form check-in at the halfway point to provide the instructor with feedback so adjustments can be made, if necessary. A course evaluation will be completed at the end.

52. US History Regents Regional Calibration Session

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Social Studies Teachers who score US Exams & Grade 11 U.S. History & Government Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2024

InPerson
Closed
Please join us for a regional conversation surrounding the recent grading shifts in the United States History Exam. Participants will engage in a half-day session and grapple with the new structures of the exam and rubrics to calibrate themselves to the expectations set by the New York State Board of Regents.

53. Global Regents Regional Calibration Session

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Social Studies Teachers who score the Global Exams & Global Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2024

InPerson
Please join us for a regional conversation surrounding the grading practices of the Global History Exam. Participants will engage in a half-day session and grapple with the structures of the exam and rubrics to calibrate themselves to the expectations set by the New York State Board of Regents.

54. TIG Tune Up Series: Crisis Communications: Communicating through a Critical Incident

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Administrators, School Mental Health team, SROs, Nurses,Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 4/17/2024

Learn/Review best practices for crisis communications during a critical incident. Will include review of special skills including Crisis Management Briefing, media management and suicide safe messaging. One hour Zoom discussion.

55. Empowering Educators: A Professional Learning Journey through Gradual Release of Responsibility and Basic Elements of Instruction

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General/Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 4/23/2024

Join School Improvement for an engaging and impactful professional development opportunity dedicated to the exploration and integration of two influential educational frameworks: the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework and Michael Schmoker's Basic Elements of Instruction. This session will empower educators with a comprehensive and interconnected approach to pedagogy, ensuring that their teaching practices are not only effective but also firmly grounded in research-based strategies that result in increased student achievement. Don't miss this opportunity to enrich your teaching and make a profound impact on student learning!

56. Communication Coordinators: Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 5/7/2024

TBD

57. Communication Coordinators: Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 5/7/2024

Program, service, & regional updates; questions and sharing.

58. Agricultural Education Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Agriculture Educators, Technology and Science Teachers

Dates: 5/9/2024

In Person
Lunch Included
The Ag Cohort is intended to provide professional learning for Ag educators. It is an opportunity to collaborate on important issues and topics affecting their practice. Participants will discuss best practices for advancing Ag education programs in districts through classroom instruction, Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), and Future Farmers of America (FFA). The cohort will collaborate with representative members from organizations such as Future Farmers of America (FFA), Career & Technical Education (CTE), and Agri-businesses in our GV BOCES region. Tours of local Agri-businesses will be scheduled as part of the professional learning day.

Registered participants will receive updates on locations and tours throughout the school year.

Lunch is included.

59. Regional CSE Chairperson Meeting (Genesee Valley BOCES Districts Only)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Gensee Valley BOCES Regional Special Education Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
Regional CSE Chairperson Meetings are to provide special education leaders in the Genesee Valley BOCES area with updates from the Office of Special Education, NSYED, and regional networks. Time will also be given up to guest speakers, professional learning, and collaborative projects.

60. Tune Up Series: Trauma Informed Memorials, Commemorations & Graduations

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Administrators, School Mental Health team, SROs, Nurses,Teachers and Coaches

Dates: 5/15/2024

Learn/Review trauma informed memorials, commemorations, vigils and graduations. Ask questions about your district's Memorial & Commemoration Policy and processes. One hour Zoom discussion.

61. MICRO-CREDENTIAL Authentic Learning-Introduction

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Year Long
Self Paced
MicroCredential
Engagement

Authentic Learning is a practical approach to engaging students, recognizing that the entire world is a hands-on learning environment. This is based on the text, Authentic Learning Experiences by Dayna Laur.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

62. MICRO-CREDENTIAL Building Classroom Communities

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
Classroom Community

Feeling disconnected from your students, or wishing they were more connected to each other? This micro-credential will offer sources that will allow you to curate 4 specific strategies to promote a sense of community in your classroom.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/Building-Classroom-Communities
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

63. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 10

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Audiences

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 9.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

64. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 4

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Admins,

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 4.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

65. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 7

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Audiences

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 7.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

66. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 8

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Audiences

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diverstiy

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 8.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

67. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 9

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Audiences

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 9. .
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

68. MICRO-CREDENTIAL Maximizing Success for You & Your Student Teacher

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Ongoing July 1, 2023 to May 20, 2024
Self Paced
Mentoring

Mentoring a student teacher supports the profession, but it can also be beneficial to you. This learning will help you maximize those benefits.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

69. MICRO-CREDENTIAL NYS CS & DF Standards: Computational Thinking

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
Digital Fluency

"Computational thinking plays an important role in supporting the creation of solutions to problems, both large and small. Algorithms, programs, simulations, and data are essential to all computing systems, empowering people to communicate and collaborate with others around the world.”
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/NYS-CS-DF-Standards-Computational-Thinking
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

70. MICRO-CREDENTIAL NYS CS & DF Standards: Cybersecurity

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
Digital Fluency

"The Cybersecurity standards prepare students to understand why data and computing resources need to be protected, who might access them, and why they might do so whether intentionally malicious or not. It is important that students know how to employ basic safeguards to protect data and computing resources and how to appropriately respond if a breach occurs.”
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/NYS-CS-DF-Standards-Cybersecurity
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

71. MICRO-CREDENTIAL NYS CS & DF Standards: Digital Literacy

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
Digital Fluency

Digital Literacy is "the ability to leverage computer technology to appropriately access digital information; to create, share, and modify artifacts, and to interact and collaborate with others. Digital literacy includes understanding the benefits and implications of using digital technologies to be successful in our contemporary world.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/NYS-CS-DF-Standards-Digital-Literacy
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

72. MICRO-CREDENTIAL NYS CS & DF Standards: Impacts of Computing

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
Autism

The Impacts of Computing standards promote an understanding of the evolving impact of computing technologies on society through many lenses, including personal, social, cultural, accessibility, legal, economic, and ethical.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/NYS-CS-DF-Standards-Impacts-of-Computing
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

73. MICRO-CREDENTIAL NYS CS & DF Standards: Networks and Systems Design

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
Digital Fluency

The Networks and Systems Design standards aim to prepare students to understand the basic functioning of the computing systems and networks that are used as fundamental tools in our personal and professional lives.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/NYS-CS-DF-Standards-Networks-Systems-Design
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

74. MICRO-CREDENTIAL The Together Teacher-Time Management

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Ongoing July 1, 2023 to May 20, 2024
Self Paced

Become more organized and manage time better to live a more stress-free life with the Together Teacher System. The book Summary is the main resource for this work.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

75. MICRO-CREDENTIAL-NYSTC Equity Challenge Week 1

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity
Click this link

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 1.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

76. MICRO-CREDENTIAL-NYSTC Equity Challenge Week 2

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity
Click this link

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 2.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

77. MICRO-CREDENTIAL-NYSTC Equity Challenge Week 3

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity
Click this link

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 2.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

78. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Google Slides

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Ongoing July 1, 2023 to May 20, 2024
Self Paced
Technology

Google Slides is a tool commonly used for presentations, interactive lessons, flyers, worksheet creation, and more. Practice the basics with this badge.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by June 30, 2023

79. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Habits of Mind for 21st Century Learners: An Overview

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Habits of Mind

Builds awareness of how Habits of Mind correlate with the 4 C's of 21st Century Skills & supports students in all aspects of their life.
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

80. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Helping Students Work Cooperatively Together: A 21st Century Skill

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Cooperative Learning

Gain insight into characteristics of successful collaborators ready for the real world.
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 30, 2024

81. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Implicit Bias-Overview

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Implicit bias is a result of mental associations that are formed by direct/indirect messaging received and impact our decisions & behaviors.
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5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

82. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Resilient Educator- Know Yourself

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Ongoing July 1, 2023 to May 20, 2024
Self Paced
Reflection

Reflection is part of Danielson's Framework. This learning will help you reflect both personally and professionally to build resiliency.
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

83. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Supporting English Language Learners

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
ELL

Learn the basics for working with English Language learners including how they become ELLs and how to best support them.
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

84. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Voracious Vocabulary Introduction

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Ongoing July 1, 2023 to May 20, 2024
Self Paced
Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary is the ability to identify & explicitly teach Tier II words while building students' academic language & literacy skills
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4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

85. Thriving as a New Teacher (Spheres 4-6)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Dates: 5/20/2024

Self paced with completion by May 2024
MicroCredential
New Teachers

Thriving as a New Teacher (Spheres 4-6) will support new teachers in curriculum management, assessment, and collaborating with colleagues.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link https://badgelist.com/GRTC-Teacher-Centers/Thriving-as-a-New-Teacher-Spheres-4-6
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

86. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Google Jamboard Level 1

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2024

Ongoing July 1 to May 20, 2024
Self Paced
Technology

Google Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that lets you create interactive learning experiences..
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
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3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

87. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 5

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Audiences

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 5.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

88. Micro-Credential Equity Challenge Week 6

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: All Audiences

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Diversity

Participating in New York State Teacher Centers' 10 week Equity Challenge will introduce you to equity and how it impacts students and families. This work will support educators as they build local ecosystems of success. This badge corresponds with the activities in Week 6.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

89. MICRO-CREDENTIAL Twitter: You're In For A Tweet!

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers and Administration

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Social Media

Twitter can be a powerful, personal learning and networking tool for educators. It is an excellent way to collect, create, and share information.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

90. MICRO-CREDENTIAL-Voracious Vocabulary Master

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers and Administration

Dates: 5/20/2024

Open Enrollment July to May 20
Self Paced
Vocabulary

The badge builds on identified Tier II vocabulary words and creating an instructional routine of meaningful Tier II word learning opportunities. Voracious Vocabulary-Introduction is a prerequisite.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by May 20, 2024

91. Library Technologies Training

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Staff

Dates: 5/22/2024

Learn about using Destiny Discover to help patrons find what they need.

92. Foundations of Library Management Cohort

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 5/22/2024

This cohort it designed for anyone who is in the beginning of their library career. In each meeting we will share best practices for library and collection management. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other library staff to share ideas and discuss challenges. We encourage you to bring any questions or problems that you would like assistance in solving.

93. Genesee Valley BOCES Regional Curriculum Council Meeting (session 4 of 4)

Program: Curriculum Council

Audience: Instructional Administrators

Dates: 5/31/2024

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Genesee Valley BOCES Administrative Curriculum Council meets often throughout the school year in efforts to collaborate with other Instructional Leaders in the region, hear updates from various departments, and continue professional learning together.

94. Regional CSE Chairperson Meeting (Genesee Valley BOCES Districts Only)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Gensee Valley BOCES Regional Special Education Administrators

Dates: 6/13/2024

In Person
Regional CSE Chairperson Meetings are to provide special education leaders in the Genesee Valley BOCES area with updates from the Office of Special Education, NSYED, and regional networks. Time will also be given up to guest speakers, professional learning, and collaborative projects.

95. Eating Disorders Prevention Conference

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Athletic Directors & Coaches, Health Teachers , FACS Teachers, School Nurses

Dates: 6/20/2024

A curriculum based education and prevention for: Physical Education Teachers, Athletic Directors & Coaches, Health Teachers, FACS Teachers &School Nurses. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Tantillo, Founder of The Healing Connection. Learn the signs & symptoms of eating disorders, Education & prevention strategies with students, How to meet NYS Learning Standards with a prevention lens, Interdisciplinary crosswalk strategies for your school. Hear from individuals with lived experience with eating disorders. Lunch Included!

96. Online Book Study: Ambitious Science Teaching

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 7/15/2024

Book Study
Book Included
Join the School Improvement Team for a six-week book study to explore and discuss the text, Ambitious Science Teaching, by Mark Windschitl, Jessica Thompson, and Melissa Braaten. Participants will explore a framework for science teaching that ensures instruction is both rigorous and equitable. The authors organize this book around the following four sets of core teaching practices: planning for engagement with big ideas; eliciting student thinking; supporting changes in students' thinking; and drawing together evidence-based explanations (Windschitl, Thompson, Braaten 2018).

Participants can expect to participate in a virtual book study by reading, writing, and posting in Google Classroom. A syllabus and a copy of the book will be provided to participants prior to the book study launch date. Assignments and discussions will be posted throughout the week. In order to receive credit, participants must complete all requirements. CTLE hours will be awarded based upon online participation and completion of course tasks Registration for this course closes June 28, 2024.

Course Launch Date: Monday, July 15, 2024

Course Close Date: Friday, August 23, 2024

Format: Online Book Study

Location: Google Classroom

97. Discipline is Restorative In Nature

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-8 General Education, Special Education & Intervention Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2024

In Person
Lunch Included
New
Biographical Sketch: Brad Weinstein is the co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School Discipline and has been featured in numerous publications and podcasts. He is also a co-author of The AI Classroom and an upcoming book tentatively titled Balanced Discipline. He has spent the last several years working with schools across the world with the implementation of restorative practices. Brad has dedicated his career to empowering students with the skills they need for success in a rapidly changing world. He first carried out this vision as an elementary and middle school teacher before becoming the principal of a high school on the east side of Indianapolis. Brad became the founding Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a STEM-focused network of schools dedicated to authentic learning by tackling real-world problems.

Session Description: This session will explore the restorative mindset and the basic practices that lead to understanding behaviors and building connections in the classroom. Participants can expect to examine inequitable power structures that exist within schools, and how classroom circles can support a warm and welcoming classroom environment.

98. Regional Genesee Valley BOCES Special Education Summer Summit

Program: Special Education

Audience: Special Education Leaders, Building Leaders, Instructional Leaders, Superintendents, & Special Education Support Staff, and Teachers.

Dates: 7/22/2024 to 7/23/2024

In Person
Breakfast Included
Lunch Included
The Genesee Valley BOCES Special Education Summer Summit is a dynamic and inclusive gathering that brings administrators & educators together from across the region to explore innovative strategies, best practices, and emerging trends in special education. This inspiring event provides a platform for collaboration, learning, and professional growth through guest speakers and interactive workshops. Participants will engage in meaningful dialogue, share valuable insights, and gain practical tools to promote equitable and inclusive educational environments for students with disabilities. With a focus on fostering leadership skills, fostering collaboration, and addressing the unique challenges in special education, this conference serves as a catalyst for positive change and empowers attendees to shape the future of special education for the betterment of all students.

Cost includes a light breakfast and lunch on both days.

99. Genesee Valley BOCES 2024 Leadership Institute

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Genesee Valley BOCES K-12 Building and District Leaders

Dates: 7/31/2024 to 8/1/2024

2 day event
AGENDA: A more detailed agenda is forthcoming

Day 1:
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Thomas Guskey & More
Professional Learning Breakout Sessions

Day 2:
Conversation Stations/District Work Time/Team Building

**This event is for GV BOCES component districts only

**Participation in the 2024 Leadership Institute serves as annual APPR re-certification for leaders.

100. Greater Rochester Region School Library Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and School Library students

Dates: 8/21/2024

GRRSL: BEaR - Greater Rochester Region School Librarians: Books, Education and Readership Hosted by M1 BOCES, M2 BOCES, GV BOCES, WFL BOCES and Rochester City School District. This will be a full conference day with keynote (TBD), breakout sessions, vendor exhibits and lunch included. The conference day will be located at St. John Fisher University. We are still in the planning stages and looking for presenters. If you are a school librarian who is willing to present a 40 minute session, please fill out the RFP linked below by April 15th: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7Ims0Y3cFyVq-F4Kwnmqo7gZDDBw-N8obmAreC3AzqyIBZw/viewform?usp=sf_link

101. Learning to Depolarize: Helping Students Reach Across Lines of Divide

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 General Education, Social Studies, Special Education & Intervention Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2024

In Person
Lunch Included
Featured Speaker
New
Biographical Sketch: Kent Lenci has been an educator for more than 20 years, as a teacher, coach, and school leader at the middle school level. He is the recipient of the Margot Stern Strom Teaching Award from Facing History and Ourselves and the Teacher of the Future designation from the National Association of Independent Schools. Kent founded Middle Ground School Solutions, which is dedicated to helping schools honor political and ideological differences.

Description: This professional learning opportunity is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and skills to create a restorative school that values empathy, collaboration, and community building, ultimately enhancing the overall well-being and success of both students and staff. Time will be spent considering a restorative change process, reviewing a restorative readiness assessment, and reflecting on the new learning.