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1. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Powering thru the Fair Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/13/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting about one hour prior to the start of the session.

2. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3: Where are the Wolves? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/14/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting approx. one hour prior to the start of the session.

3. Online BOCES 4 Science Gr 1: Sky Patterns Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/15/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting approx. one hour prior to the start of the session.

4. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Toys Matter Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/15/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting approx. one hour before the start of the session.

5. ONLINE BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Riding the Waves of Information Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/16/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive the Zoom link about one hour prior to the start of the session.

6. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/17/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting about 1 hour prior to the start of the session.

7. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/22/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a Zoom link one hour prior to the session.

8. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3: Generations of Butterflies Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/28/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive the link to Zoom about one hour prior to the start of the session.

9. Online BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Earth Processes in New York State Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/30/2020

SUMMER TRAINING! This comprehensive professional development session will include information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting one hour prior to the start of the session.

10. APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators- Summer Session #1

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2020 to 8/7/2020

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. You must complete all 4 days for certification.

11. APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators- Summer Session #2

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/13/2020

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. You must complete all 4 days for certification.

12. Overview of Restorative Practices for School Leaders virtual training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School Leaders

Dates: 8/11/2020 to 8/12/2020

Starting Today
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 fo implementation.

Information to join the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all who register prior to the first meeting.

13. Translation and Interpretation 101

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested teachers and administrators of ELLs

Dates: 8/13/2020

Starting Soon
How do translation and interpretation play a role in our classrooms and what is the difference between the two? As we head into a new school year and want to start the year off right, educators will learn how to discern what is and isn't necessary when it comes to helping students and families who speak other languages understand what is being taught in the classroom. Through the exploration of accurate programs and knowing when it is appropriate to use them, participants will leave with a draft policy that can be adopted by administrators in their building or district. This workshop is geared toward teachers and administrators of English Language Learners. Participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting invitation the day before the start of the workshop.

14. Reading Recovery Assessment Week

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/20/2020

Starting Soon
This course, required for Reading Recovery teachers in training, prepares teachers for administration and interpretation of the Observation Survey, designed to support systematic observation of young readers and writers. The Observation Survey is an assessment with a standard administration and includes six literacy tasks: letter identification, word test, concepts about print, writing vocabulary, hearing and recording sounds in words, and text reading. This session will provide explicit instruction in the administration and interpretation of the literacy tasks. NOTE: This course is only open to Reading Recovery teachers in training, as identified by their districts. Assessment materials are included. Participants are responsible for providing their own supplies for the organization of the materials. A list will be sent in advance of the session.

15. Information Literacy: Real Skills our Students Need to Fight for Democracy (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/17/2020

NewStarting Soon
Acculturation is the process of adjustment from the start of a revolution to full assimilation. The Digital Revolution has happened and we aren't prepared. Our Democracy is at risk because of the lack of information literacy skills. All students need access to an information and media literacy curriculum and yet not everyone has this opportunity. Librarians from across the state designed an online course to teach these skills to high school students, taking away barriers such as lack of staffing, lack of scheduling and lack of awareness. This session will show participants the process, the piloting and the future of this class. We hope this course will inspire NYSED to mandate an Information Literacy Curriculum. Zoom Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4sVrOLpkTwK-IIJCVr5oxA

16. Truth Online: Inspiring Information Literacy (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/17/2020

NewStarting Soon
Teaching information literacy skills is a critical component of the librarians job. This workshop will provide a framework to teach the public and students how to strive to find truth online. Learning outcomes include: - Understanding the misinformation and disinformation landscape. - Learning the knowledge, tools, skills and of the information literate. - Beginning the practice of being an upstanding digital citizen. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__Ep0Q_2HQp2LwzxGZBNwcw

17. Green Engineering Design Projects & Resources (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and anyone else interested

Dates: 8/17/2020

NewStarting Soon
Join WXXI Education as we explore tools and resources to engage students and patrons around environmental stewardship and engineering design. Participants will learn about PBS KIDS Design Squad Inventing Green, tools from the film Inventing Tomorrow, PBS KIDS, and partner resources to encourage and foster environmental problem solving, making, and engineering. Participants will receive physical materials (Design Squad Inventing Green engineering kit, Foldscope, Water Quality Testing Kit, and more). Zoom Registration Link:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UJsbFFPIQ1ivLsiPlvfdfg

18. Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 8/20/2020

NYU Metro Center's-IESC will conduct 2 3-hour online trainings. Each training will build an awareness of how race, identity, power, and privilege create education barriers that have historically created educational inequities for historically marginalized children, families, and communities.

The sessions further aim to provide a space for attending district participants to address questions and unpack next steps, including approaches to have courageous conversations with staff.

Session 1 will focus on providing an overview on culturally responsive sustaining education and its connection to creating affirming and validating school communities - communities that center the socio-political-historical contexts and systemic inequities impacting historically marginalized students, families, and communities. The session will underscore the significance of centering conversations with staff on creating and validating communities, and approaches to develop professional competency in discussing race with staff.

Session 2 will intersect relevant content connected to race, identity, power, and privilege along with the focus areas identified by surrounding district attendees.

Information to join the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all who register prior to the first meeting.

19. Multilingual Resource Vendor Preview Day: Session 1

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, World Language Teachers, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 8/18/2020

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This session will explore some of the most innovative resources for multilingual learners of all ages and proficiency levels. Experts will showcase a variety of online and printed products that can support content and language learning. This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit and is open to all educators and administrators. Session 1 will feature: American Reading Company: Literacy resources in English & Spanish, including IRLA; Learning A-Z :Online and printable resources; Lincoln Library Online: Online non-fiction resources designed with ELLs in mind, includes Factcite 123 & Lingo Language Lizard: Bilingual Books & Pen Pal Tools

20. Allyship and Racial Equity in the Children's Library (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/18/2020

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"Allyship” is a lifelong process where people in positions of power and privilege work to dismantle practices, policies, and attitudes that harm marginalized groups. Join children's librarians Laura Lintz (Henrietta Public Library) and Amy Holland (Irondequoit Public Library) for a discussion on their personal journeys to allyship, as well as what this practice might look like in the children's library. While allyship can take many forms, this session will focus on how we can work towards racial equity in our libraries. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_b3T--K_AStqUGo60REEltA

21. Enhance Your K-12 Hybrid Learning with Fieldtrip

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: K-12, Elementary, Secondary, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/18/2020

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This session will be an exploration of the unique challenges and opportunities facing K12 educators as they approach hybrid learning models. Our presentation will attempt to bring attention to aspects of virtual learning that are specific to K-12 and that are not being proactively met by most video conferencing/presentation tools. Presenters will demonstrate using Field Trip, a new video-based hybrid learning platform designed expressly for K-12 instruction.This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit.

22. Multilingual Resource Vendor Preview Day: Session 2

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, World Language Teachers, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 8/18/2020

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This session will explore some of the most innovative resources for multilingual learners of all ages and proficiency levels. Experts will showcase a variety of online and printed products that can support content and language learning. This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit and is open to all educators and administrators. Session 2 will feature: Continental Press: Resources for Newcomers & ELLs; Language Testing International: Language Proficiency Testing, including AAPPL; Velazquez Press : Bilingual Resources; Vista Higher Learning: Newcomer & Spanish Language Arts Resources

23. Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/18/2020

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Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first way people hear about health issues is in via some form of media. This session will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. Misnformation regarding health topics will also be discussed, as well as the Network of the National Library of Medicine's Wikipedia edit-a-thons and other efforts to increase health information literacy. Participants will be better equipped to look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. At the end of this session, participants will be able to: define news literacy; describe sources of health news stories; list challenges journalists face in reporting health research; use a rating tool to analyze health news stories; and identify the difference between health news stories and unverified information. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BrU9kwv_QGywKz0v94yRfA

24. Multilingual Resource Vendor Preview Day: Session 3

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, World Language Teachers, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 8/18/2020

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This session will explore some of the most innovative resources for multilingual learners of all ages and proficiency levels. Experts will showcase a variety of online and printed products that can support content and language learning. This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit and is open to all educators and administrators. Session 3 will feature: Lectura Books & Latino Family Literacy Project: Bilingual Family Engagement & resources; Overdrive: Ebooks & Audiobooks; Smore: Online Newsletters & Virtual Communication Tools; Talking Points: Home-school communication tools

25. Lifting Voices: Centering Black and Brown Narratives Within Reading and Writing Culturas

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: K-12, Elementary, Secondary, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/19/2020

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As educators bear witness to unprecedented social change, opportunities for self-reflection, critical conversations and pedagogical considerations arise. Districts across the country are committing to systems and curricula that lift the voices of Black and Brown communities. How do we seize opportunities to improve the experiences of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in order to thrive academically? In this session, participants will briefly analyze English language varieties, engage in an interactive writing activity, and explore resources to center Black & Brown voices as anchors for classroom Reading & Writing Cultures with love, grace and tenacity at the heart of our purpose.This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit.

26. SIFE Manual Series: Instructional Routines Part 2

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested teacher and administrators of ELLs

Dates: 8/19/2020

So you think you have a student with interrupted formal education? Now what? This 3 hour course focuses on developing additional instructional routines designed to promote language acquisition in SIFE. This course is a combination of synchronous and a synchronous work. You will complete 1.5 hours of outside work and attend a 1.5 hours ZOOM. ZOOM links will be sent the morning of the meeting. *SIFE Manual Series requires you to sign up for each session individually.

27. Superintendent Hearing Training

Program: Labor Relations

Dates: 8/19/2020

Wait List
Join us for our annual Superintendent Hearing Training wherein we will be introducing a virtual system to conduct hearings in light of COVID-19; discuss how a student can be suspended for off campus social media behavior; and review other COVID-19 suspension related issues.

28. TIF Program Orientation and Getting Started Substitute Teaching

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 8/19/2020

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REQUIRED for all New and Returning Fellows. This session will go over program policies and procedures, as well as, introduce Fellows to quality instructional strategies for building relationships, establishing routines, and leading engaging instruction for both in person and virtual learning. This session will count toward Fellows' professional development requirements. Use this link to join the session: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/94500327321 Meeting ID: 945 0032 7321 Passcode: 641770

29. Customize Destiny Discover (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/19/2020

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Learn how to tailor the ADA-compatible Discover interface for your school. We'll walk you through all of the options available to you--regular vs. simplified, ribbons, learning links, topic buttons, a welcome message--and show you how to create different experiences for different users. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nnl2401DSFecJlRoIo24Lg

30. Green Card Youth Voices Project: Upstate NY

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: K-12, Elementary, Secondary, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/19/2020

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Green Card Voices is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization that utilizes digital storytelling to share personal narratives of America's immigrants, fostering tolerance and establishing a better understanding between the immigrant and non-immigrant populations. Our dynamic, video-based platform is designed to empower a variety of educational institutions, community groups and individuals alike to acquire first-person perspective about immigrants' lives, increasing the appreciation of the immigrant experience in America. This project features 30 stories of immigrant youth from 16 countries, told in their own words, who attend Rochester City School District's Bilingual Language and Literacy Academy, Brighton Twelve Corners Middle School, Brighton High School, Buffalo Public Schools' Lafayette Newcomer Academy and Lafayette International Community High School. This project could not have come to fruition without the help and support of the teachers and administrators from these districts and the volunteer work of students from SUNY Brockport and SUNY Baruch College. These are their stories: https://www.greencardvoices.com/youth-book-upstate-new-york/ This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit.

31. TIF Program Orientation and Getting Started Substitute Teaching

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 8/19/2020

New
REQUIRED for all New and Returning Fellows. This session will go over program policies and procedures, as well as, introduce Fellows to quality instructional strategies for building relationships, establishing routines, and leading engaging instruction for both in person and virtual learning. This session will count toward Fellows' professional development requirements. Use this link to join the session: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/95633049573 Meeting ID: 956 3304 9573 Passcode: 815337

32. Donalyn Miller's 40 Book Challenge/NFL Draft Mash Up! (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/19/2020

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How can you inspire high school kids to read? During the school year? Show them that teachers read and make it competitive. This unique competition pits teams of teachers against each other to see which team can read forty books first! One teacher team represented each high school class, drafted in a NFL draft style assembly by class officers. The session will cover the ways in which this fostered literacy throughout the building, including the many interdisciplinary activities that sprang from the event as teachers and students became in engaged in the competition, fueled by school spirit and the love of books! Google Forms, Canva and Moment Cam were keep tech applications for our event. Resources to run a similar competition in your school will be shared. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1To3s0ACScSc5u5tz2kG1Q

33. Planning for SEL in Language Teaching

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, World Language Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

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Though tricky, relationships can and need to be formed and nurtured during distance learning conditions. Tan will share principles, mindsets, and strategies for intentionally integrating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into our lessons without having stand-alone lessons on emotional awareness. Tan will lead you through an interactive lesson demonstration to model how he integrates SEL within language instruction. This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit.

34. From Isolation to Collaboration

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, World Language Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

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For students who have reliable access to home-based internet and a personal device, they're able to engage in synchronous learning opportunities in addition to the asynchronous ones. Tan will share how we can take advantage of the power synchronous learning to design experiences that are collaborative and engaging. This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit.

35. Transforming Interest into Impact: Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing in Your Library (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educator

Dates: 8/20/2020

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What do Gregor Mendel, Benjamin Franklin, and Caroline Herschel have in common? They were all citizen scientists! Millions of people of all ages have made invaluable contributions to scientific research in their communities by counting birds, testing their tap water, or reporting flu symptoms. Citizen science and crowdsourcing programs leverage natural curiosity to accelerate research and are an excellent way to engage with patrons of all types of libraries. Anyone from schoolchildren to college students and faculty to senior citizens can participate in citizen science or crowdsourcing projects, with no prior experience required! Session participants will learn about citizen science library program models tailored to various types of libraries and explore ways to engage different levels of tech literacy. We will present freely available National Library of Medicine, our partner SciStarter, and other trustworthy information resources to support programs, and promote our avenues of funding that could be used to purchase citizen science kits, educational tech, or support community research efforts. This will be an interactive session, wherein we will contribute to a crowdsourced project together and explore other potential citizen science projects as a group. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oz_Uy4IARlmuFCqc0YIoeQ

36. Supporting Our Multilingual Learners on the Path to Success

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: K-12, Elementary, Secondary, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

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Join Associate Commissioner, Ms. Elisa Alvarez, for an overview of the status of multilingual learners in New York State and the supports that the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) has and is putting in place, as well as a candid conversation about the challenges facing our students, educators and schools in the upcoming school year.​This session is part of the WNY Multilingual Teacher Summit.

37. Best Practices for Working With Teachers This Fall (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/20/2020

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This fall is guaranteed to be like no other! Join Jen and Jim in this hands on session to explore best practices for working with and supporting teachers in your building. Time will be provided to explore resources that can be used in face-to-face, fully online, and hybrid settings to help you prepare for whatever the fall semester may bring. Zoom registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lCRfOIlERkCZU_Uoe4rt7A

38. Mentoring that Matters

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2020

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.

39. Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES Librarians

Dates: 8/25/2020

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This regional meeting is for the librarians in the Monroe 2 region. We will discuss what the "new normal" of operating a school library may look like. We will discuss how the SLS can support libraries, schools, and districts this school year. Please come prepared to share what is going on in your school AND how the SLS can support you. Note- we will also discuss what ongoing librarian meetings should look like for the current school year. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

40. TIF Program Orientation and Getting Started Substitute Teaching

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 8/27/2020

New
REQUIRED for all New and Returning Fellows. This session will go over program policies and procedures, as well as, introduce Fellows to quality instructional strategies for building relationships, establishing routines, and leading engaging instruction for both in person and virtual learning. This session will count toward Fellows' professional development requirements. Use this link to join the session: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/92962259432 Meeting ID: 929 6225 9432 Passcode: 084032

41. 2020-2021 Reading Recovery Teacher Training - Fall Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Only Teachers accepted into the Reading Recovery Training Program

Dates: 9/10/2020 to 12/10/2020

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This course is designed to introduce experienced teachers to the principles and practices of Reading Recovery. This course is required for and open only to teachers accepted into the Reading Recovery training program. (For more information, please contact Stephanie Smyka: ssmyka@monroe2boces.org. Teachers will: * Develop their understanding of reading and writing porcesses. * Become skilled at using a range of systematic observation techniques to assess and guide children's reading and writing progress. * Become competent at using the specific Reading Recovery procedures. * Be able to design individual instruction that assists the child to produce effective strategies for working on text. * Be able to critically evaluate their work and that of their peers. * Be able to guide the program and report regularly on its operation in their schools.

42. Ensemble: Getting Started (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Dates: 9/15/2020

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In this session, we'll learn about uploading and sharing your videos with Ensemble Video. We will cover the basic features of Ensemble and how it might be used to support teaching and learning. Ensemble Video is a paid product that is purchased by the following districts: Brockport, Churchville Chili, Gates Chili, Hilton, Holley, Monroe 2 (internal BOCES staff), Spencerport, and Wheatland Chili. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

43. OverDrive / Sora for Classroom Teachers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: PK-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 9/22/2020

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Learn how to access the Monroe 2 BOCES regional OverDrive eBook and audiobook collection. We have a large assortment of both fiction and non-fiction titles. Many of the titles have unlimited access which would allow all your students the ability to access the same materials at the same time. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

44. Bitmoji in the Virtual Library (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 9/29/2020

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Looking for fun, easy ways to enhance your library's digital presence? In this session, we will explore the bitmoji trend and how it can be used to engage with students. We will also discuss virtual classrooms and other interactive strategies for connecting students with library resources. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

45. Britannica LaunchPacks (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 10/6/2020

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Science and Social Studies LaunchPacks are K-12 content packets that you can use as is or customize to suit your curriculum. Choose your grade level and a topic you teach to see what Britannica's editors have created for you. Delete items you don't want, bring in more content from Britannica School Encyclopedia or upload your own content (links, documents, images). Once your pack is fully customized, you can share it with students and create assignments based on the resources. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

46. NYSAA: Introduction to the Essential Elements

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Teachers of students participating in the NYSAA

Dates: 10/7/2020

This training is for teachers who instruct students that are eligible to participate in the New York State Alternate Assessment. There will be a review of the Essential Elements for ELA, Math and Science. The Essential Elements are aligned with the New York State Learning Standards that guide instruction. Participants will investigate all the resources provided by Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) to supplement instruction. The three components of the training will be ELA, Math, and Science

47. Destiny & OverDrive: Ask Us Anything (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Clerks

Dates: 10/8/2020

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Learn more about the library tech tools that you use every day. We'll have a menu of tips, tricks, and tweaks to get the morning started, but please bring along any questions or problems you'd like us to tackle. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

48. BrainPop: Creative Coding (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/13/2020

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Love BrainPop? Interested in providing more coding opportunities for your students? This session is for you! Coding is an incredibly important skill for future ready schools. Now BrainPop, which is already known to most of our students, offers built-in coding activities with their Creative Coding add-on. In this session, we will learn more about Creative Coding in BrainPop and how it can be used with students. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

49. Ensemble: Advanced (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Dates: 10/20/2020

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In this session, we'll take a deeper dive into the features of Ensemble Video. Topics will including creating playlists, using dropboxes, live streaming, and creating closed captions. This session will assume that you already know the basics of Ensemble Video. Ensemble Video is a paid product that is purchased by the following districts: Brockport, Churchville Chili, Gates Chili, Hilton, Holley, Monroe 2 (internal BOCES staff), Spencerport, and Wheatland Chili. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

50. OverDrive / Sora for Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/27/2020

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We'll explore Overdrive Marketplace where you can go to purchase new titles, compile collections of recommended books, assign titles to classes or reading groups, upload original content, and run reports about eBook usage at your school. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

51. Back to Something Better, with Cornelius Minor

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/29/2020

New
This 3 hour virtual session will explore how our nostalgic reverence for life Pre-March 2020 is misplaced...that even though we felt certain about some things, there were still too many kids, families, and whole communities left at the margins of our work.

The year 2020 has shifted the foundations of the education profession. We mourned the losses of classroom spaces, the ability to see students daily, and the ways that we have traditionally served them. In the face of all these losses, all of us (at some point) have longed for a return to "normal".

During this session we will explore the questions:

What if we do not return to normal?
What if we returned to BETTER?

Cornelius Minor is a Heinemann author and a Brooklyn-based educator who works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities across the Globe.

52. Breakout: Digital (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/3/2020

New
Breakout has gone digital! Escape room-style games are very popular in schools right now, but what if you don't know anything about them or how they can be used in a remote/hybrid situation? This session is for you! We will talk about what Breakout is and why it's so popular, look at pre-made Breakout games and game ideas, and learn how to create your very own digital games. And of course, we will play! Breakout EDU kits are part of the Monroe 2 Makerspace collection, and access to Breakout's full digital game library is available to all librarians in Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES schools. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

53. Teachingbooks.net for the Elementary Classroom: Engage and Excite Readers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 11/10/2020

New
Learn about the most recent updates to TeachingBooks. Deepen connections to books while discovering online materials to engage readers, support families, and empower colleagues. There are several resources from lesson plans to read alouds to author interviews that you can use to enhance your lessons. We will also discuss how to use this resources with your students for remote instruction. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

54. Building SEL with Makerspaces (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/17/2020

New
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical aspect of education. SEL includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Building SEL skills empowers students to be successful in all areas of the curriculum and in life. Makerspaces can play a powerful role in the development of SEL competencies. In this session, we will explore SEL and how to create meaningful and impactful Maker opportunities for students. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

55. Teachingbooks.net for the Secondary School Classroom: Engage and Excite Readers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 12/1/2020

New
Learn about the most recent updates to TeachingBooks. Deepen connections to books while discovering online materials to engage readers, support families, and empower colleagues. There are several resources from lesson plans to read alouds to author interviews that you can use to enhance your lessons. We will also discuss how to use this resources with your students for remote instruction. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

56. Readers and Makers: Connecting Books and Makerspaces (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 12/8/2020

New
Looking for ways to embrace the Makerspace movement while honoring the importance of literature in the library? In this hands-on session, we will dive in to a variety of maker projects and books to pair with them. Join us as we explore the connections between reading and making for all ages! A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

57. 2020-2021 Reading Recovery Teacher Training - Spring Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers only accepted into the Reading Recovery Training Program

Dates: 1/7/2021 to 5/13/2021

New
This course is designed to introduce experienced teachers to the principles and practices of Reading Recovery. This course is required for and open only to teachers accepted into the Reading Recovery training program. (For more information, please contact Stephanie Smyka; ssmyka@monroe2boces.org.) Teachers will: * Develop their understanding of reading and writing processes. * Become skilled at using a range of systematic observation techniques to assess and guide children's reading and writing progress. * Become competent at using the specific Reading Recovery procedures. * Be able to design individual instruction that assists the child to produce effective strategies for working on text. * Be able to critically evaluate their work and that of their peers. * Be able to guide the program and report regularly on its operation in their schools.