Catalog: WSWHE BOCES WEBREG

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1. Curriculum and Assessment Council

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Leadership of the 31 Component Districts in the WSWHE Region

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 6/18/2024

This series of meetings will provide training, support, and updates to the 31 member districts of the WSWHE BOCES. Sessions will include topics linked directly to curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology. Participants will be added to the regional listserv to ensure materials are shared.

2. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Annual Refresher- Self- Paced Course (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-12 District and School Administrators with Evaluation Responsiblities

Dates: 6/1/2024

This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you. This is a self- paced course from 06/01/2024-06/30/2024. Participants must complete all parts of the sessions during this window to receive credit.

3. Orton-Gillingham Training #4

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/3/2024 to 6/24/2024

The IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Course and Program is 30-hours of a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, the essential five components to literacy, and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will understand the structure and foundation of the English language as well as the research behind the science of reading. Educators will have a basic knowledge of how to assess and teach students in all three tiers of RTI as well as students with dyslexia. Participants will evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course includes an additional asynchronous component for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Comprehensive OG Plus course is appropriate for teachers whose students are emergent and beginning readers and readers struggling in word recognition. This course also includes an asynchronous component that shares research and strategies for teaching and assessing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. For virtual training, one person per device, per room for this training in order to ensure the quality of the training and full participation. Breakout rooms will be selected at random. Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training. MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: Computer with a camera and sound (an iPhone/iPad or similar devices are not recommended) 2 highlighters (1 yellow) sticky notes 2-5 x 8 index cards or half sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper https://imse.com/

4. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

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

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*
The Digital Citizenship Institute (DCI) is hosting an Accountable Summer Book Study, and we'd love for you to join us. How often have we heard similar stories in schools worldwide where a group DM or public posts online have negatively impacted an entire community? "Not funny. When a high schooler started a private Instagram that used racist and sexist memes to make his friends laugh, he thought of it as "edgy” humor. Over time, the edge got sharper. Then a few other kids found out about the account. Pretty soon, everyone knew." The Digital Citizenship Institute (DCI) is hosting an Accountable Summer Book Study, and we'd love for you to join us. Themes: Antiracism & Equity Empathy Digital Wellness & Mental Health Social Justice Time Commitment We will meet LIVE for (1) hour a week for (6) weeks as we work asynchronously in Flip during the entire book study. The LIVE sessions will be recorded, and other experts will join us as we dive deeper into our themes. Dates we'll meet LIVE: 7/8 7/15 7/22 7/29 8/5 8/12 8/19 8/26 Overall Goals This six-week summer book study will allow K-12 educators to read Accountable and explore its themes as we collectively co-create resources for elementary, middle, and high school students. What we co-create will be showcased during #DigCitWeek in October and again at FETC in January during our DCI pre-conference session on Tuesday, 1/14, between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. At FETC, we'll also invite conference attendees to experience summer learning and join us as we host it again in February 2025. Our ultimate goal is to showcase two cohorts during our DCI Global Student Showcase in April. Educational Learning Credits WSWHE BOCES for NY only: Read Accountable = 5 hours (6) LIVE sessions (1 hour pre-recorded or LIVE session + 1 hour each to engage in Flip discussions) = 12 hours Create resources = 5 hours Total = 22 hours

6. ConsidertheSourceNY.org Teaching with Historical Records

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Social Studies teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 7/24/2024

Looking for ways to teach the skills for the new Civic Literacy Essay, opportunities for your students to fulfill the requirements for the new Seal of Civic Readiness, or engaging materials to meet the NextGen Literacy Standards? ConsidertheSourceNY.org, a free, online resource from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, provides access to thousands of primary sources and teacher-created, standards-aligned learning activities for the K-12 educator. This workshop is designed for educators and school librarians in all grades and will include engaging ways to use local primary sources to teach civic literacy, NextGen Literacy Standards, and the New York State Social Studies Framework. Participants will receive training on incorporating primary sources into their classroom curriculum, opportunities to brainstorm ideas for lesson plans and learning activities, and time to create a lesson tailored to their classroom.

School librarian and teacher pairs are strongly encouraged.

7. Model Schools and Teq Playground - AM

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 7/25/2024

Join us for a collaborative "technology playground" with Model Schools and Teq.com. Try out the newest Model Schools technology and be the first to reserve it for the upcoming school year. We will be featuring class sets of Marty the Robot, Intelino Trains, KaiBots, trail cameras, Kodable subscriptions, VR, and more. Teq.com will also be featuring some amazing products including Rocket Drones, Lu, Active Floor, and more. Play, learn, have fun, and bring engaging technology into your classroom for the 2024/25 school year!

8. Lunch and Learn with Teq.com

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 7/25/2024

Enjoy a lunch while exploring some of Teq.com's amazing products including Lu, Active Floor, Rocket Drones, and so much more!

9. Model Schools and Teq Playground - PM

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 7/25/2024

Join us for a collaborative "technology playground" with Model Schools and Teq.com. Try out the newest Model Schools technology and be the first to reserve it for the upcoming school year. We will be featuring class sets of Marty the Robot, Intelino Trains, KaiBots, trail cameras, Kodable subscriptions, VR, and more. Teq.com will also be featuring some amazing products including Rocket Drones, Lu, Active Floor, and more.

Play, learn, have fun, and bring engaging technology into your classroom for the 2024/25 school year!

10. Continuous Improvement:
Not Just About Accountability

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teams of Educators

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

This event is a collaborative event between WSWHE, Capital Region, Questar III and HFM BOCES to Sessions to support NYS School Districts in building a system of continuous school improvement. Focus for the session will be on understanding the cycles of continuous improvement and how it fits into decision making in districts and schools (eg. MTSSi, curriculum selection, course catalogs, etc.) Materials recently released to the field will be shared and utilized in this session.

11. Overview of High School Science Investigations

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders

Dates: 8/1/2024

This session is intended for Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders. The session will provide an overview and structure for implementing the newly released New York State High School, Science Investigations. In this half-day session, we will look at the outline and the components of the released investigations. Attendees will be able to review their specific investigations and collaborate with colleagues in preparation for planning in-school implementations in home districts.

12. Overview of High School Science Investigations

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders

Dates: 8/2/2024

This session is intended for Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders. The session will provide an overview and structure for implementing the newly released New York State High School, Science Investigations. In this half-day session, we will look at the outline and the components of the released investigations. Attendees will be able to review their specific investigations and collaborate with colleagues in preparation for planning in-school implementations in home districts.

13. Book Study - Learning Evolution: The New Era of AI in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 8/5/2024 to 8/12/2024

You will purchase the book on your own and join us for 2 synchronous sessions about the book. Then, if you are free you can join us at the AdironTeq conference to see the author's keynote. As artificial intelligence transforms how we live, work, and learn, this book guides educators on navigating the AI revolution thoughtfully and ethically. It explores how generative AI tools are disrupting classrooms while also unlocking new opportunities to enhance teaching and learning. This book study will explore the best uses, the tools and the strategies for aligning AI to our instructional goals. Register for the Summit: https://www.nyscate.org/NYSCATE/iCore/Events/Event_display.aspx?EventKey=ADIR23
When teachers harness students' interests and identities as consumers of technology and multi-modal texts, they elevate student engagement with digital literacy and computational thinking skills and success with traditional school curricula. In this interactive workshop, Krista will share her step-by-step guide to podcasting with students and demonstrate how teaching skills through podcasting reduces the time it takes students to write essays by half! You will come away with resources and plans to bring podcasting to your classroom this fall!

15. Lead Evaluator of Teachers Annual Refresher

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 8/6/2024

This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill 2024-25 annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you.

16. Lead Evaluator of Teachers Annual Refresher

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 8/6/2024

This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill 2024-25 annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you.
Teaching reading comprehension through multimodal texts engages ALL learners regardless of their reading ability. In this workshop, Krista demonstrates how starting with films and digital texts scaffolds students' comprehension skills in accordance with the Science of Reading, and supports students' digital literacy and fluency skills. and ensures success with more traditional, written texts. Come away with ready to use resources, mentor texts, and access to Krista's short film and visual text library

18. MagicSchool AI

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 8/8/2024

Whether you are looking to save time, differentiate instruction, make content more engaging, or just connect your students with AI, MagicSchool AI has something for you. This session will focus on teacher and student-facing AI tools within the MagicSchool AI program. We will also explore ways to import and export content so that it can be readily used within your classroom.

19. High School Science Hands-on Investigations

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 8/12/2024

This session is intended for Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders. The session will provide a quick overview and structure for implementing the newly released New York State High School, Science Investigations. In this half-day session, we will look at the outline of the investigations and provide opportunities for hands-on experiences for the recently released investigations. Attendees will have hands-on experience reviewing their specific investigations and collaborating with colleagues to prepare for planning in-school implementations in home districts.

20. Spotlight on New Books with Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/14/2024

Join elementary librarian Stacey Rattner and high school librarian Alicia Abdul, who will spotlight book titles for students at all levels. Combining their love of literature with practical discussions on reading in and out of school, participants will also leave with a booklist in addition to ideas for activities and events.

21. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Initial Course Part I, Part 2 and Part 3 Series

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: District & School Administrators that are Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2024 to 8/16/2024

This three part professional development course is designed for new Lead Evaluators of Teachers who are seeking to fulfill initial qualification requirements necessary for district certification as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their APPR plans. The nine training components will be addressed throughout the three part series. Additional resources will be provided for continued individual practice and skill development. Participation in the Initial Qualification Course will fulfill initial qualification requirements in order to become district certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers after completion of all 3 sessions. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this session is the right session for you.

22. The Right to Read Film Screening and Discussion

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 8/19/2024

The Right to Read shares the stories of an activist, a teacher, and two American families who fight to provide our youngest generation with the most foundational indicator of life-long success: the ability to read. When a child can't read, their chances of incarceration, homelessness, and unemployment increase. That's why Oakland-based NAACP activist Kareem Weaver believes literacy is one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time and is fighting for better reading instruction. "What good is winning the right to vote if we can't even read the ballot?" Fed up with the bleak reading scores in his own community, Kareem files a petition with the Oakland Unified School District demanding change. In small groups, we will engage in discussions in a way that inspires the most open dialogue and environment for asking questions to advance the issues presented in the film.
The texts we bring to our classrooms have the power to boost students' self confidence, build empathy for others, and help prepare students to be citizens of a global and diverse world. In this workshop, Krista shares multimodal texts and digital resources that work with any ELA curriculum and support students' digital literacy and fluency skills. She offers tips for facilitating conversations where students gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the identities of individuals inside their classroom and in the larger world all while learning skills outlined in the Science of Reading. Come away with ready to use resources, lists of engaging and diverse texts, and access to Krista's identity project (perfect for starting off your school year)

24. High School Science Hands-on Investigations

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 8/21/2024

This session is intended for Earth & Space Science and Living Environment teachers and curriculum leaders. The session will provide a quick overview and structure for implementing the newly released New York State High School, Science Investigations. In this half-day session, we will look at the outline of the investigations and provide opportunities for hands-on experiences for the recently released investigations. Attendees will have hands-on experience reviewing their specific investigations and collaborating with colleagues to prepare for planning in-school implementations in home districts.

25. TLC Training - IN PERSON

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 8/26/2024 to 8/28/2024

TLC is the new library automation system supported by the WSWHE BOCES SLS. Day 1 of training will include introduction to the PAC and STAFF modules. Participants will leave the training being able to use the PAC and STAFF modules in TLC. Day 2 of training will include introductions to REPORTS and PREFERENCES modules. Participants will leave being able to use the REPORTS module and PREFERENCES settings in TLC.
THIS SESSION IS THE IN PERSON SESSION TAKING PLACE AT BALLARD ROAD CONFERENCE CENTER.

26. TLC Training - VIRTUAL IN YOUR LIBRARY

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 8/26/2024 to 8/28/2024

TLC is the new library automation system supported by the WSWHE BOCES SLS. Day 1 of training will include introduction to the PAC and STAFF modules. Participants will leave the training being able to use the PAC and STAFF modules in TLC. Day 2 of training will include introductions to REPORTS and PREFERENCES modules. Participants will leave being able to use the REPORTS module and PREFERENCES settings in TLC.
THIS SESSION IS THE VIRTUAL SESSION TAKING PLACE AT YOUR SCHOOL LIBRARY. YOU MAY NOT PARTICIPATE FROM HOME.

27. TLC Training - IN PERSON ONLY

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 9/9/2024 to 9/10/2024

TLC is the new library automation system supported by the WSWHE BOCES SLS. Day 1 of training will include introduction to the PAC and STAFF modules. Participants will leave the training being able to use the PAC and STAFF modules in TLC. Day 2 of training will include introductions to REPORTS and PREFERENCES modules. Participants will leave being able to use the REPORTS module and PREFERENCES settings in TLC.
THIS SESSION IS THE IN PERSON SESSION TAKING PLACE AT BALLARD ROAD CONFERENCE CENTER.

28. TLC Training - IN PERSON ONLY

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 9/12/2024 to 9/13/2024

TLC is the new library automation system supported by the WSWHE BOCES SLS. Day 1 of training will include introduction to the PAC and STAFF modules. Participants will leave the training being able to use the PAC and STAFF modules in TLC. Day 2 of training will include introductions to REPORTS and PREFERENCES modules. Participants will leave being able to use the REPORTS module and PREFERENCES settings in TLC.
THIS SESSION IS THE IN PERSON SESSION TAKING PLACE AT BALLARD ROAD CONFERENCE CENTER.

29. Regional Health PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 10/18/2024

In this session, we will collaborate as a Regional Health PLC to develop and enrich curriculum and enhance resources for our region while continuing to stay aligned to NYS Learning Standards for Health. We will build a bank of regional resources and assess individual and shared needs throughout the region.

30. Regional Science PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 10/22/2024

In this session, we will collaborate as a Regional Science PLC to develop and enrich the curriculum and enhance resources for our region while continuing to stay aligned to NYS Learning Standards and PLD's. We will build a bank of regional resources and assess individual and shared needs throughout the region.