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1. Regional Social Studies Curriculum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/27/2018

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Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES will facilitate Regional Social Studies Global Studies Curriculum Writing for Grades 11 & 12. Participating districts will be provided professional development on the curriculum writing, inquiry-based SS, and the latest SS resources to develop a cohesive district level curriculum. Participants will benefit from working with teachers from several districts to share ideas, and develop a robust, rigorous curriculum aligned to the new SS standards.

Cost is $765/district team. Prior district approval required.

2. Summer Regional Leadership Academy

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School Leaders - All Leaders

Dates: 7/12/2018

Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and our component school districts are pleased to offer our second annual Leadership Academy. The featured keynote is 2018 New York State Superintendent of the Year Dr. Robert Ike. This full day program will provide leaders of all levels time to learn, collaborate and grow together. The Academy will also feature time for leaders to work in district teams and in job-alike groups with other districts.

3. Resilience Ed Camp Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 7/18/2018

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On July 18, 2018 The Resiliency Learning Collaborative is hosting its first Ed Camp. This session is designed for individuals and teams to share knowledge and best practices on their study and implementation of Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies To Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. Join us for a day an action-oriented, work-focused day supporting our shared goal of successfully using this resource. AGENDA 9:00-9:15 Welcome 9:15-9:30 Topic Brainstorm 9:30- 10:00 Keynote 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-11:00 Working Session 1 111:00-11:30 Team updates 11:30-12:30 Lunch (on own) 12:30-1:15 Working Session 2 1:15-2:00 Data Review 2:00-2:45 Team Planning 2:45-3:00 Group Summation

4. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - Fifth Grade

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

5. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - First Grade

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

6. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - Fourth Grade - ENERGY

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

7. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - Fourth Grade - STRUCTURE

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

8. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - Kindergarten

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

9. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - Second Grade

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

10. BOCES 4 Science Regional Resource Kit Unit Writing - Third Grade

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers from districts who participate in the BOCES 4 Science service.

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

5 days of unit writing and professional development from 8:00 am– 2:30 pm, July 23rd—July 27th, 2018 at the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Conference Center (lunch on your own)

Participating teachers will have opportunity to test units in classrooms during the 2018-2019 school year.
Professional Development during resource kit writing will include but not limited to:

Three dimensional learning
Unpacking NYSSLS
Understanding and using the NGSS Equip Rubric
Assessment Development
Upon Completion districts will receive a copy of the NYSSLS regional curriculum for resource kits
Registration Deadline is June 30, 2018

11. TCI Update: TCI for Developmental Disabilities

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: current TCI certified trainers

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/7/2018

This update is a two-day program for current TCI certified trainers. The update provides materials to assist staff in adapting TCI skills for children and young people who have developmental disabilities such as autism, intellectual disabilities, or developmental delays. The material is designed to enhance the core TCI activities. Topics include: preventing aggression and violence, the hierarchy of communication, setting conditions and triggers, and adapting the LSI for young people with limited or no verbal communication skills. 


NOTE: Participants will have 45 minutes for lunch on their own.
Program Objectives

Participants will be able to:


Identify and reduce environmental and personal setting conditions for challenging behavior


Develop individualized crisis prevention plans for the developmentally disabled population


Demonstrate a shortened Life Space Interview (LSI)


Apply a hierarchy of communication when using the LSI


Program Outline
Day 1 explores how to prevent aggression and violence and how to apply the hierarchy of communication and behavior support strategies when using the LSI. Physical intervention techniques will be practiced for re-certification testing.
Day 2 focuses on using a shortened LSI technique, an advocate LSI and the use of safety interventions with this population. All participants will be tested with written and competency based tests at the end of the day for re-certification.

  Materials
Participants who successfully complete the update receive a TCI Developmental Disabilities reference guide, activity guide, student workbook, and a CD containing the PowerPoint™ presentation for use in their direct training.   

12. 10 Things You Never Knew About Reading A-Z 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers who have access to a Reading A-Z license  

Dates: 8/7/2018

This session shows you how the leveled books in Reading A-Z, along with the wide breadth of resources that accompany them, can be used to increase your students’ reading proficiency. From Project-Based Learning Packs and Close Reading Packs, to Learning Centers and writing supports, you’ll learn about the thousands of resources available in Reading A-Z that can enhance your literacy instruction.  Participants must bring their own laptop computer and their Reading A-Z log in information.  In this session, you will learn how to:  > Investigate resources beyond leveled books  > Implement ideas shared by educators  > Leverage new features  > Explore how to set up a shared File Cabinet across your school or district  Continental Breakfast will be served 

13. Continuing the Journey with Raz-Kids 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Audience: Teachers who have access to a Raz-Kids license

Dates: 8/7/2018

Review how to navigate the online, leveled library of fiction and nonfiction books in Raz-Kids, and help your students become proficient readers. This session introduces you to all the new and not so new features that you can use to track and monitor student progress, as well as the features students can use to stay engaged with reading.  Participants must bring their own laptop computer and their RAZ-Kids Login information.    In this session, learn how to:  > Navigate Raz-Kids  > Explore the student experience  > Use the interactive eTools  > Customize the roster and create online assignments  > Incorporate educator tips and ideas for implementation  Refreshments will be served 

14. Restorative Practices Overview

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 8/8/2018

This workshop provides an overview of restorative practices and their uses within schools, communities and the criminal justice system. Participants will come away from this workshop with an understanding of the underlying philosophy and value of restorative practices, as well as familiarity with basic restorative language.

15. Raz-Plus: New Features 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers who have access to Raz-Plus (the combined Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids) license

Dates: 8/8/2018

This full day session introduces participants to the new, enhanced features of Raz-Plus. Learn how these new features support what you already do in the classroom and make it easier for you to engage students, locate meaningful resources, create assignments that contain multiple resources, share resources and collaborate with fellow teachers, group students according to ability, and communicate with students.  Participants must bring their own laptop computer and their RAZ-Plus log in information.  In this custom class, learn how to:  > Navigate Raz-Plus  > Investigate new resources  > Explore the student experience including new student incentives and access platform  > Use the interactive eTools  > Customize a class roster for differentiated access and assign enhanced resources  > Incorporate instructional tips and ideas for implementation  Lunch will be provided 

16. APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/16/2018

This training is for new administrators who have not been previously trained. The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead teacher evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews. The district must certify that these lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the new APPR regulations. The training that we provide will meet this requirement in the manner prescribed by the SED.

17. Librarian Tech Camp, Day 1

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 8/21/2018

Day 1 for Tech Camp. This day will feature various workshop sessions on trends and instructional practices for librarians Day 1 will also feature a vendor fair. Registration is 8:00-8:30 with keynote starting at 8:30. Keynote is TBD. Stay tuned for additional information.

18. Librarian Tech Camp, Day 2

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 8/22/2018

Day 2 for Tech Camp. This day will feature various workshop sessions on trends and instructional practices for librarians Day 2 will also feature a MakerSpace Petting Zoo. Registration is 8:00-8:30 with keynote starting at 8:30. Keynote is TBD. Stay tuned for additional information.

19. NYSITELL Training

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers who are new to the NYSITELL

Dates: 8/24/2018

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The New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) is the New York state-mandated assessment used to identify English Language Learners and initially determines the appropriate bilingual and/or ENL instructional services. Participants will examine the NYSITELL, discuss the various components, become familiar with how to administer it, and learn how to score the Speaking and Writing sections. The audience for this training includes ESOL teachers, ELA teachers, Part 154 coordinators, assessment coordinators and principals.

20. You First! SEL for You and Your Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, mental health professionals, other service area providers.

Dates: 8/27/2018

Social emotional learning can't succeed in your classroom until you've taken a personal SEL inventory. This 6 hour interactive workshop would allow for a personal evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses within the 5 competencies of Social Emotional Learning, your triggers and hot buttons, self-care strategies, and how these topics can affect your classroom. As you examine and strengthen your own skills in these areas, you will be able to strengthen the practice of those skills with your students and the workshop will conclude with classroom strategies that bolster your SEL practice.

21. Collaborative Planning & Teaching for English Learners: Moving Beyond the Basics

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested Co-Teaching Teams

Dates: 8/28/2018

Do you continue to ask questions about co-teaching for English language learners (ELLs) even though you might have been practicing it for a while? This workshop is for teachers and school leaders who have some experience and facility with co-teaching yet would like the opportunity to explore the integrated English-as-a-New-Language (ENL) framework for instruction and further support the language, literacy, and content skills of ELLs in the integrated classroom. Learning Objectives:





• Explore how to build more equitable collaborative partnerships in the co-taught class for the sake of English learners





• Analyze and adapt tools and templates for sustained collaboration





• Establish routines and protocols for co-planning and develop short-term and long-term plans to take action





• Address the inherent challenges and of the four key components of the integrated collaborative instructional cycle - co-planning, co-instruction, co-assessment, and reflection





• Examine authentic video clips of both novice and experienced co-teaching teams Audience: New & Returning Co-Teaching Teams (K-12 ENL, Content, Classroom & Special Ed) Lunch: On Your Own Registration includes text: "Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection" Please register by: June 20, 2018 Please pay by check, made payable to: Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, RBERN (NO Cross Contracts Accepted)

22. Mentoring that Matters

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/28/2018

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Whether a mentoring program meets the goal of developing and retaining quality teachers depends a great deal on the skills of those who will be providing the mentoring. This program is designed to help new and experienced mentors gain techniques and confidence in their abilities to help novice teachers.

23. Introduction to Destiny Library Manager for New Users  

Program: School Library Services

Audience: New librarians and library staff 

Dates: 8/29/2018

This hands-on session, for new librarians or library support staff, will focus on circulation, managing patrons, creating and running reports.  You will learn the basics and be ready for the start of the school year!    Time will be provided to set up custom reports for your school and to define any school specific settings.   

24. Back to School Destiny Refresher  

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff 

Dates: 8/29/2018

This one-hour session will highlight updates to Destiny Library Manager and review settings and steps to perform at the start of the school year (calendar, email overdue notices, clean up homerooms, patron updates, etc).  

25. NYSITELL Training

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Dates: 9/11/2018

New
The New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners (NYSITELL) is the New York state-mandated assessment used to identify English Language Learners and initially determines the appropriate bilingual and/or ENL instructional services. Participants will examine the NYSITELL, discuss the various components, become familiar with how to administer it, and learn how to score the Speaking and Writing sections. The audience for this training includes ESOL teachers, ELA teachers, Part 154 coordinators, assessment coordinators and principals.

26. Seal of Biliteracy Information Session

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers (ENL, COntent, LOTE), Administrators & Counselors

Dates: 9/12/2018

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The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages; identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers; provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission; prepare students with twenty-first century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools; and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society. Please join us to learn more about this exciting initiative and about local supports available. Audience: - World Language Teachers - ESOL Teachers - Bilingual Teachers - School Counselors - District & School Administrators - New Seal of Biliteracy Committee Members Please Register by: September 10th

27. Working With An Interpreter: Improving Communication With Parents of Limited English

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested teachers, administrators and CSE personnell

Dates: 9/14/2018

New
For Administrators, CR Part 154 Coordinators, CSC Chairs and Interpreters: During this free workshop participants will learn strategies for communicating with interpreters, will see good examples and examples of what not to do when communicating thru an interpreter, and will examine professional ethics that interpreters should follow. Tips on how to work with interpreters/translators when needed for State Assessments will also be shared.

28. Community-Building Circle Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 9/20/2018

Community-building circles offer a safe space where people can communicate openly and honestly, listen deeply and build a sense of community. In this training, participants will learn how to develop and use circle values and guidelines, the importance of storytelling, ways to build trust among circle participants, practical applications for using circles, how to plan and facilitate a circle, and ways to create a positive culture within a classroom, building or community.

29. Seal of Biliteracy Information Session

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested districts: Teachers (ENL, Content, LOTE), Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 9/18/2018

New
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages; identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers; provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission; prepare students with twenty-first century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools; and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society. Please join us to learn more about this exciting initiative and about local supports available. Audience: - World Language Teachers - ESOL Teachers - Bilingual Teachers - School Counselors - District & School Administrators - New Seal of Biliteracy Committee Members Please Register by: SEPT. 10th

30. STARLAB Certification Course

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All Interested Staff

Dates: 9/20/2018 to 9/27/2018

The STARLAB is an exciting instructional tool that provides a planetarium experience within a school building. Participants will learn to operate the STARLAB and develop lessons for use at their grade level. Registrants must attend both days to receive certification. Use of the STARLAB with a district provided, certified instructor results in a significant cost reduction for districts. STARLAB is available to Monroe 1 BOCES and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES districts only. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

31. SLS Media Portal: Digital Resources for the Classroom

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Staff & Teachers 

Dates: 9/20/2018

The Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Instructional Media Library contains over 150,000 resources including streaming video, iPod audiobooks, images, sound effects and more. We have now transitioned to a brand new Media Portal! This class will familiarize you with the types of resources available, as well as guide you through the use of our new Media Portal for accessing and reserving materials. 

32. SLS Council September Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 9/25/2018

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding training on various topics relevant for our districts and our school libraries. The SLs Council Liaisons should attend these meetings so they can turn key them back to their district. All training sessions are open to all librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The topics will change for each session. Topics may include Online Database Instruction, Follett Destiny Instruction, Media Portal Instruction, eBook Instruction, New Standards Instruction...

33. SLS Council September Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/25/2018

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its September SLS Council Meeting as required under NYSED Regulations.

34. BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits for Libraries: New this Year! 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians & Library Staff 

Dates: 9/27/2018

Our Monroe 2 Maker collection has grown! If you're ready for some hands-on time with the new kits available for your library, this workshop is for you. Our new kits include Cubetto and e-Blox. For each tool, we will talk about how it works, how it can be used with students, and the educator resources that are available to support you.  

35. Navigating the Road to Success: Guiding Secondary ELLs Towards Graduation in NYS Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, Registrars and Counselors of Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/2/2018

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This information session is geared towards Administrators and School Counselors for grades 6-12. Topics of Discussion: - Registration, identification, and scheduling of English Language Learners (ELLs) - Transferring credits from other countries - NYS Seal of Biliteracy & LOTE credit requirements for ELLs - “Graduation Pathways” Amended Graduation Requirements for ELLs Please register by: September 28th

36. Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/3/2018 to 11/8/2018

The Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation. It describes specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the "how" of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching and learning.

37. I Can See Clearly (with Explicit Instruction)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/9/2018

Do you want to learn about a strategy that will impact 80% of your students? Come and spend a day learning about an effective instructional model that research has proven to impact student achievement. What is direct or explicit instruction and how does it relate to classroom practice?

38. Reaching Teens - Part 2

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/10/2018

Dr. Ken Ginsberg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of Health Services at Covenant House Pennsylvania, an agency that serves Philadelphia's homeless and marginalized youth. He is the author of the Reaching Teens Toolkit which arms schools and youth serving agencies to implement systems change and builds resiliency. Through participation in this workshop practitioners will be better prepared to: * Actively build resiliency with the youth they serve * Develop and maintain trusting relationships with youth * Foster strength based communication with youth that promotes their healthy growth * Support caregivers in developing healthy parenting strategies * Partner in county-wide initiatives for systems change. **Social Work CE Credits Available

39. America's Historical Newspapers / World News Report Database  

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers 

Dates: 10/11/2018

This session will demonstrate how the NewsBank’s resources support the research needs of librarians, teachers and students with unique primary sources that align with the curriculum. The session will provide concrete examples of how the resources align and support the US and State history curriculum, as well as Science, English and other subject areas taught at all grade levels.  

40. Greatness Doesn't Come By Accident - What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 12/3/2018

Hybrid Course
Online and In Person
This is a chance to dive deeply into effective teaching practice. Book description: This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes and interactions that form the fabric of life in our best classrooms and schools. If focuses on the specific things that great teachers do...that others do not. Participants will meet in person to launch the course and end the course. All other sessions will occur in an online format. NOTE: Participants are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book.

41. Wayne-Finger Lakes ESOL Collegial Circle

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL Teachers from Wayne FInger Lakes DIstricts

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 4/18/2019

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This professional development opportunity is for ESOL teachers from the Wayne-Finger Lakes region. This collegial circle will serve as a forum for participants to share resources and expertise; and to discuss common needs, questions, and interests.

42. Disrupting Poverty

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/16/2018

Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen and William dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers -many of whom grew up in poverty - to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: * Caring relationships and advocacy * High expectations and support * Professional accountability for learning * The courage and will to act

43. Guided Math

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades K-8 Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2018

Imagine a math classroom where students are working in stations, small group instruction is taking place and students are engaged and excited about math! Have you been interested in changing the structure of your math block? Come and find out what Guided Math is about. In this session, you will learn about the essential components to Guided Math and how to set up structures for student independence. This session begins as a half-day workshop and also consists of a follow-up session via an online platform.

44. Students using Turnitin to refine and enhance their research 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers and Librarians who use Turnitin 

Dates: 10/17/2018

Many people think of Turnitin as "plagiarism detection" software to catch students doing something wrong. The real power in using Turnitin allows us to encourage the academic integrity of our students by allowing them access to check and revise their own work. This interactive workshop will show you how to use the product to it's fullest capabilities and give you time to set up classes, upload assignments and practice using Feedback Studio.  Offered twice that day: 7:30am-11:00am or 12:00pm-3:30pm   

45. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Schools Re-certification (TCIS)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested district personnel

Dates: 10/17/2018

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This course reviews the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) concepts and a review of the physical interventions. Individuals must be re-certified yearly in order to maintain their certification. Registration is limited to 12 people minimum and 20 people maximum. Refreshments are provided.

46. Restorative Discipline Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 10/18/2018

Restorative discipline refers to a wide range of both formal and informal strategies that can be used in schools - both proactively to build relationships, as well as in response to harm that has occurred. Participants will learn and practice ways to create a restorative classroom environment, using I-messages to express feelings and needs, engaging in restorative conversations, facilitating circles to repair them, and utilizing the re-engagement circle process.

47. Connecting the Dots in Reading Instruction

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades PreK-3 Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2018

Participants will: * Learn how to connect their instruction during shared reading, interactive reading, guided reading, and independent reading. * Learn the components of a shared reading lesson, interactive reading lesson, guided reading lesson, and independent reading conferences. * Develop an understanding of how explicit teaching in shared and interactive reading can connect to student application in guided reading and independent reading.

48. Assistant Principals Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/22/2018 to 5/13/2019

This offering is open to all assistant principals in our region. The goal of this forum is to give assistant principals the opportunity to dialogue with their counterparts from other districts to discus pertinent topics and issues. To encourage collegiality and on going dialogue, there will be a Listserv for all forum members.

49. Secondary Principals Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 10/22/2018 to 5/14/2019

This forum is designed for secondary principals and will meet four times per year. The sessions will focus on specific topics of the group's choosing and may implement a guest speaker approach, The goal of this forum is to provide collegiality, professional development and networking opportunities for the participants.

50. Elementary Principals Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

This forum is designed for elementary school principals and will meet four times per year. The goal of this forum is to provide elementary principals the opportunity to network with other principals and to dialogue about pertinent topics and issues. The sessions will focus on a specific topic of the group's choosing and implement a guest speaker approach.

51. I Am Reading

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/23/2018

When young children interact with books before they can read conventionally, some important questions arise: * Are they really reading or not? * What are they doing as they look at the pages? * What can we do to support their reading and language development? * How can we nurture their healthy and resilient reading identities? In this workshop, Matt will use video,classroom examples and transcripts to provide answers to these questions. He will begin by showing you how young children's interactions with any book count as real reading and denote a precious time in their reading lives, whether or not they can read the words. When we view children as readers and nurture what they're doing before they can read conventionally, we're helping them develop healthy reading habits and identities. Matt will share with you practical and replicable ideas for interacting with young children in ways that nudge them to think deeply and talk more about their books. You'll learn how to create classroom conditions and provide literacy opportunities that are inviting, child-centered and considerate of all young children, no matter who they are as readers or what they can do with books.

52. Axis 360 for Teachers

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/23/2018

Many of the BOCES 2 ebooks and audiobooks are available on a single platform--Axis 360--which is accessible on all computers and mobile devices. During this hands-on-workshop, you will learn how to navigate this new library and download resources to your mobile device. You'll even learn how to curate a recommended reading list (with your librarian's help) to give your students quick access to favorite titles. Bring your own smartphone, tablet or laptop; download the mobile Axis 360 app in advance so you can hit the ground running.

53. Argument Writing in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades 3-6 Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2018

The Next Generation Standards define argumentative writing as "a type of writing that uses reason or logic to show that the writer's position or conclusion is valid. In the early grades, through discussion, students learn about opinions and opinion writing as a precursor to constructing arguments in writing." A shift from opinion to argument as one of three text types in the grades 3-6 standards calls for some investigation into the genres. In this session, teachers will explore the distinctions between opinion and argument and discover strategies for teaching argument writing at grades 3-6.

54. The Power of Project Based Learning

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades K-6 TGeachers

Dates: 10/30/2018

Would you like a dynamic classroom approach to teaching in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge? Join your colleagues as you experience what project based learning is all about. Switch from teacher to facilitator and begin planning what this would look like in your classroom.

55. The Power of Project Based Learning

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades 7-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2018

Would you like a dynamic classroom approach to teaching in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge? Join your colleagues as you experience what project based learning is all about. Switch from teacher to facilitator and begin planning what this would look like in your classroom. NOTE: There are two sessions - one for K-6 Teachers and one for 7-12 Teachers.

56. SLS Council November Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 11/6/2018

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding training on various topics relevant for our districts and our school librarians. The SLS Council Liaisons should attend these meetings so they can turn key them back to their district. All training sessions are open to all librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The topics will change for each session. Topics may include Online Database Instruction, Follett Destiny Instruction, Media Portal Instruction, eBook

57. Vocabulary in the Secondary Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers - All Subject Areas

Dates: 11/6/2018

In this half-day course, participants will learn about research-based instructional practices to help students learn and use key vocabulary in all subject areas. During this workshop, we will explore how leveraging targeted instructional strategies can support literacy development and understanding across the content areas.

58. SLS Council November Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 11/6/2018

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its November SLS Council Meeting as required under NYSED Regulations.

59. Crossing the Bridge Between the Reading and Writing Workshop

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades K-3 Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2018

Are you teaching it, but your students just aren't "getting it"? In this full-day session, participants will learn strategies to connect instruction in a reading and writing workshop that will help students transfer and apply what they've learned.

60. The Struggle is Real: Productive Struggle

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Math Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2018

Learn how allowing students to wrestle with the material can build confidence, stick-wit-it-ness, and mathematical problem solving. This course will provide teacher moves and strategies to promote positive, productive struggles in the math classroom, along with sample tasks that can be implemented immediately. NOTE: There are two sessions - one for K-6 Teachers and one for 7-12 Teachers

61. Digital Storytelling with Bloxels

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2018

Bloxels are an engaging, hands-on addition to our Maker collection! With Bloxels, students use actual blocks to create their own video games in the Bloxels iPad app, combining tactile learning with a powerful digital environment. Students can build their own characters, scenes, enemies, and more, to create their very own interactive story. Bloxels is part of our growing Monroe 2 Makers collection, which is available to all of our Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES libraries.   

62. Mindfulness in the Classroom, K-8: An Overview

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Administrators and K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2018

Topics to be addressed: * Definition and background of mindfulness * Summary of research and neuroscience supporting mindfulness * How to partner mindfulness with SEL (Social Emotional Learning) programs * Demonstration of lessons done with students * Measuring the impact of mindfulness

63. Literacy Practices Make Perfect (Implementing the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers, 3-6

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Grades 3-6

Dates: 11/13/2018

With the addition of "The Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers" to the Next Generation ELA Standards, teachers will need to become more intentional about the ways we embed these practices into our classrooms daily. In this session, you will discover new approaches and find research-based and data-driven strategies to help your students become lifelong learners.

64. Restorative Practices Overview for School Leaders

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 11/13/2018 to 11/15/2018

This workshop provides an overview of restorative practices and their implementation within schools. Participants will come away from this workshop with an understanding of the underlying philosophy and value of restorative practices, as well as guidelines for school-wide implementation, assessing strengths and needs, establishing restorative practices teams, and stages of implementation.

65. Demystifying MARC Records 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/13/2018

Confused about content types, unsure about uniform titles? This 90-minute workshop will focus on the basic fields of a MARC record and show you how you can edit them to make your catalog more helpful to students. 

66. Let's Get Engaged!

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2018

Marrying Physical Activity and Engagement Strategies to Create Academic Success in Grades K-6. Participants in this workshop will learn how to create and recognize a learning environment in which student engagement is the norm. Attendees will learn how to implement active engagement techniques to increase student achievement. These research-based techniques are derive from the work of Himmele and Himmele, Jensen, Marzano, Pickering and more. Everyone will leave with ready-made materials and strategies that can be implemented in the classroom immediately. **Participants should bring an upcoming unit or series of lessons for the afternoon work session.

67. The Innovator's Mindset

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 11/15/2018

Carol Dweck's work has focused on the ideas of "Fixed" and "growth" mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only on what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this workshop, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of "The Innovator's Mindset" (as discussed in the book of the same title that is included in this workshop). He'll share powerful examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. This full-day workshop is meant for leaders to help others within their organization not only accept change, but embrace it, to create better powerful leaning opportunities for our learners. It is not focused on the "how-to" of technology, but on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be excited yet feel supported in their journey. George's presentations are known to be emotional and humorous, all while pushing your thinking. They will definitely connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this day.

68. Guided Writing

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades K-3 Teachers

Dates: 11/20/2018

In this session, you will learn about the essential components of small group Guided Writing and how to set up structures that lead to student independence in writing.

69. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Schools Overview

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All Interested staff

Dates: 11/27/2018 to 12/4/2018

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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) is a crisis prevention and intervention model for schools. It assists organizations in preventing crises from occurring, de-escalating potential crises, managing acute physical behavior and reducing potential and actual injury to children and staff. TCIS provides schools with a framework for implementing a crisis prevention and management systems that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions. The goal is to train teachers, aides and other support people to help children develop new responses to their environment that will enable them to achieve a higher level of social and emotional maturity. This training is offered as a four-day format which allows for certification in physical interventions. (MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR OF THE DAYS) Participants will receive a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Student Workbook. Registration is limited to 12 people minimum and 20 people maximum. Refreshments are provided

70. Customizing and Curating Resources in Axis 360 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/27/2018

Learn how you can create custom categories for your site's Magic Wall and curate Staff Picks lists to help with research projects or guide recreational reading. We'll also go over the reporting options in Axis 360 so you can find out what your students are checking out.  

71. Challenging What I've Always Known

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grade 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/29/2018

This course will explore many common topics in bite-sized pieces using an online forum that will include videos and articles. Topics will range from homework to classroom management to grading. The purpose will be to challenge our thinking regarding how things "have always been done." The group will then decide upon one issue to further explore in person in a follow up full-day session. **Register by November 3; Begins on-line; Ends November 29, 2018

72. Makerspace Minis: Make & Take Projects for Libraries 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/29/2018

Interested in maker projects but not sure where to start? In this workshop, we will explore hands-on projects that students can complete in 30 minutes or less. We will use recycled and inexpensive materials to create fun and engaging make-and-take projects.   

73. Rethinking the Whole Class Novel in Secondary ELA

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2018

Have your always taught "The Great Gatsby", Romeo and Juliet", or "Of Mice and Men"? Or perhaps a more contemporary text set such as "Hunger Games" or "Speak"? Are you bored with the same texts for looking to update your units and be sure they are Common Core aligned? Do you feel like you're doing all the talking and thinking and reading? Then this session is for you! Come learn with colleagues about alternative ways of approaching whole class novels, whether contemporary or classics, to align to standards, incorporate new literacies and engage students. Plan on leaving with a possible text set and unit plan outline. Follow up courses and coaching possible.

74. Britannica Social Studies LaunchPack 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2018

Ready to Launch into Social Studies? Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and primary source documents. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop!   

75. The Skills They Need - How to Integrate Social, Emotional and Literacy Learning

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 12/5/2018

Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time, these critical skills often get sidelined. This session will show teachers how to incorporate these skills into literacy lessons. Your students will learn how to empathize with others, develop self-control and perseverance, all while becoming confident readers and writers. This session introduces the research behind stress and trauma and the impact it has on learning. You'll learn what happens in the brain and body, along with counter measures that support students in regulating their emotions. Specific social and emotional skills will be highlighted, including the skill of observing students and noticing patterns of behavior. You will have time to discuss, plan and practice activities for your own classroom. Teachers will learn how to use the workshop model to create ELA lessons that focus on social/emotional needs of the class. They will participate in a lesson empathy, read picture books and plan Read Alouds that address literacy standards and can be implemented immediately. The day will also include Mindfulness for Teachers. In this interactive session, teachers will learn meditation techniques for themselves and how to add mindfulness into the curriculum Mary Anne will provide two sessions as follow up for support. These will occur via Zoom video teleconferencing and will be collaboratively scheduled at the end of the full-day session.

76. Britannica Science LaunchPack 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2018

Ready to Launch into Science? Britannica LaunchPacks Science is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and websites. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop!   

77. Engagement and the Introverted Student

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2018

Participants in this hybrid course will participate in an online book study centered on "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. This course will use this text as a springboard for conversation around student engagement and our expectations around what that may (or may not!) look like. Participants will meet in person following he study for a half-day PD in which applicable ideas for the classroom will also be shared. **NOTE: Participants are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book.

78. Coding in the Elementary Library

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 12/13/2018

Coding is a fantastic way to build computational thinking and problem solving skills. What does coding look like at the elementary level? Let's explore! We will examine some of the free tools that are available to make coding engaging and meaningful for younger students in elementary libraries.

79. SLS Council January Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 1/8/2019

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding training on various topics relevant for our districts and our school libraries. The SLS Council Liaisons should attend these meetings so they can turn key them back to their district. All training sessions are open to all librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The topics will change for each session. Topics may include Online Database Instruction, Follett Destiny Instruction, Media Portal Instruction, eBook Instruction, New Standards Instruction...

80. SLS Council January Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 1/8/2019

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its January SLs Council Meeting as required under NYSED Regulations.

81. SLS Coumcil March Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/5/2019

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its March SLS Council Meeting as required under NYSED Regulations.

82. Training to Administer and Rate the ILS Performance Test (Grade 8)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 4/10/2019

This program is intended for intermediate level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and scoring the Performance Test of the Grade 8 Intermediate Level Science (ILS) test and who have not already been trained. The program will address the organization and set up of the performance stations as well as a review of the equipment necessary for each station. In addition, participants will learn about administration guidelines and scoring of the exam. Participants will practice scoring student sample papers using the scoring rubric. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

83. *COPY OF Training to Administer and Rate the ELS Performance Test (Grade 4)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 4/23/2019

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This program is intended for elementary level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and/or scoring the laboratory Performance component of the Elementary Level Science (ELS) test and who have not already been trained. This workshop will involve a review of the format of the written portion of the test. Participants will learn about considerations regarding set up, administration and rating. The scoring rubric and student sample papers will be used to practice scoring using the state guidelines.. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

84. *COPY OF Training to Administer and Rate the ELS Performance Test (Grade 4)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 4/23/2019

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This program is intended for elementary level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and/or scoring the laboratory Performance component of the Elementary Level Science (ELS) test and who have not already been trained. This workshop will involve a review of the format of the written portion of the test. Participants will learn about considerations regarding set up, administration and rating. The scoring rubric and student sample papers will be used to practice scoring using the state guidelines.. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

85. Training to Administer and Rate the ELS Performance Test (Grade 4)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Dates: 4/23/2019

This program is intended for intermediate level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and/or scoring the laboratory Performance component of the Elementary Level Science (ELS) test and who have not already been trained. The workshop will also involve a review of the format of the written portion of the test. Participants will learn about considerations regarding set up, administration and rating. The scoring rubric and student sample papers will be used to practice scoring using the state guidelines. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

86. Training to Administer and Rate the ELS Performance Test (Grade 4)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Dates: 4/23/2019

This program is intended for Elementary level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and/or scoring the laboratory Performance component of the Elementary Level Science (ELS) test and who have not already been trained. The workshop will also involve a review of the format of the written portion of the test. Participants will learn about considerations regarding set up, administration and rating. The scoring rubric and student sample papers will be used to practice scoring using state guidelines. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

87. Training to Administer and Rate the ELS Performance Test (Grade 4)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 4/23/2019

This program is intended for elementary level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and/or scoring the laboratory Performance component of the Elementary Level Science (ELS) test and who have not already been trained. This workshop will involve a review of the format of the written portion of the test. Participants will learn about considerations regarding set up, administration and rating. The scoring rubric and student sample papers will be used to practice scoring using the state guidelines.. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

88. SLS Council May Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding training on various topics relevant for our districts and our school libraries. The SLS Council Liaisons should attend these meetings so they can turn key them back to their district. All training sessions are open to all librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The topics will change for each session. Topics may include Online Database Instruction, Follett Destiny Instruction, Media Portal Instruction, eBook Instruction, New Standards Instruction...

89. SLS Council May Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its May SLS Council Meeting as required under NYSED Regulations.