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1. 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

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

2. Truth Online: Inspiring Information Literacy (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/17/2020

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

3. Green Engineering Design Projects & Resources (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and anyone else interested

Dates: 8/17/2020

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

4. 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

"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

5. 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

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

6. Customize Destiny Discover (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/19/2020

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

7. 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

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

8. 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

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

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

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library staff and other interested educators

Dates: 8/20/2020

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

10. Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES Librarians

Dates: 8/25/2020

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.

11. 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

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.

12. Ensemble: Getting Started (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Dates: 9/15/2020

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.

13. OverDrive / Sora for Classroom Teachers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: PK-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 9/22/2020

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.

14. Bitmoji in the Virtual Library (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 9/29/2020

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.

15. B4S Weather for Kindergarten ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/5/2020 to 11/2/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one-half hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 4.5 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

16. SLS Council October Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/6/2020

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... This is a combination for the bi-monthly School Library System Meeting and Professional Development. Half the day will be spent for the SLS Council Meeting where we will discuss our Plan of Service, direction for the SLS and seek input and feed back for SLS activities. The other half of the day will be spent in professional development.

17. SLS Council October Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/6/2020

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its first October SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. 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, New Standards Instruction...

18. Britannica LaunchPacks (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 10/6/2020

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.

19. B4S Deer, Deer Everywhere! ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 10/21/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

20. B4S Generations of Butterflies ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/7/2020 to 10/21/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

21. B4S Investigating Weather & Climate ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/8/2020 to 10/22/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

22. B4S Powering thru the Fair ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/8/2020 to 10/22/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

23. B4S Save the Bees! ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/8/2020 to 10/22/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

24. B4S Earth Processes in New York State ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/13/2020 to 11/10/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

25. BrainPop: Creative Coding (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/13/2020

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.

26. 2020-2021 Reading Recovery Ongoing Professional Development - Group 1

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Trained Reading Recovery Teachers: Hilton, Elba, Byron-Bergen, Geneseo

Dates: 10/14/2020 to 5/5/2021

NOTE: This professional development is only open to trained Reading Recovery Teachers in the following school districts: Hilton, Elba, Byron-Bergen, Geneseo. Intended Learning Outcomes: * Participate in the observation of teaching procedures demonstrated by the trained colleagues behind the two-way mirror. * Engage in in-depth study of the components of Reading Recovery lessons and the theoretical foundations for them. * Continue to refine observational expertise of children's on-going literacy development in order to better inform decision making for instruction. * Learn how to best support struggling emergent readers and develop skill in teaching children selected for intervention using effective instructional procedures and theory. * Analyze reading and writing records and discuss teaching decisions. * Examine data and discuss Reading Recovery results at the school level. * Discuss and solve implementation problems at the school level. * Participate with the Teacher Leader in planning and evaluating Continuing Contact sessions. * Engage in self-evaluation and reflection of theory and practice leading to on-going professional growth and effective teaching. **Persons who are NOT trained, but are interested in observing a session should contact Stephanie Smyka, Site Coordinator: ssmyka@monroe2boces.org

27. Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education - 2nd Cohort

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Regular and Special Education/ENL Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Social Workers, Psychologist, and School Counselors

Dates: 10/14/2020 to 4/28/2021

Wait List
This NYU Metro Center's Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change(formerly NYU Technical Assistance Center on Dis-proportionality) 6 part series aims to support districts/schools in developing culturally responsive sustaining education competency among participants by critically examining: 1) what it means to be culturally responsive; 2) assessing and developing districts and schools CRS-E practices; 3) providing a reflective framework for districts/schools to shift beliefs, policies and practices that are cultural responsive that support students and their families to address inequities; and 4) creating district/school level Guardians of Equity teams.
Session 1: Principles of Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education: What is culture and what relevance does it play in schools aiming for equity?
Session 2: What do we need to know about ourselves relative to identify and power in order to better understand our students and their families in ways that enhance teaching and learning?
Session 3: How does racial and ethnic identity impact racially and ethnically diverse students?
Session 4: The Danger of a Single Story: Broadening our Perspective to be Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practitioners
Session 5: What policies and practices will be changed given our new perspective?
Session 6: Guardians of Equity Protocol
PLEASE NOTE Sessions 1-4 will be broken into half day online sessions Sessions 5 & 6 will be full day in-person

28. 2020-2021 Reading Recovery Ongoing Professional Development - Group 2

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Trained Reading Recovery Teachers: Churchville-Chili, North Rose-Wolcott, LeRoy

Dates: 10/14/2020 to 5/5/2021

NOTE: This professional development is only open to trained Reading Recovery Teachers in the following school districts: Churchville-Chili, North Rose-Wolcott, LeRoy. Intended Learning Outcomes: * Participate in the observation of teaching procedures demonstrated by the trained colleagues behind the two-way mirror. * Engage in in-depth study of the components of Reading Recovery lessons and the theoretical foundations for them. * Continue to refine observational expertise of children's on-going literacy development in order to better inform decision making for instruction. * Learn how to best support struggling emergent readers and develop skill in teaching children selected for intervention using effective instructional procedures and theory. * Analyze reading and writing records and discuss teaching decisions. * Examine data and discuss Reading Recovery results at the school level. * Discuss and solve implementation problems at the school level. * Participate with the Teacher Leader in planning and evaluating Continuing Contact sessions. * Engage in self-evaluation and reflection of theory and practice leading to on-going professional growth and effective teaching. **Persons who are NOT trained, but are interested in observing a session should contact Stephanie Smyka, Site Coordinator: ssmyka@monroe2boces.org

29. B4S Earth's Features ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/14/2020 to 10/28/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

30. B4S Toys Matter ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/15/2020 to 10/29/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

31. TIG Training: Cycle 1 Fall

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Identified members of TIG Teams

Dates: 10/16/2020 to 1/12/2021

This training is for designated members of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in Schools. Fall Group of schools/districts include: BOCES 1, BOCES 2, Brighton, Brockport, Hilton, Hillel, Honeoye Falls Lima, Pittsford, Rochester Prep, Spencerport, Vertus, W. Irondequoit.
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's state Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0390.
Training for the 2010-20 school year include the following topics:

- Day 1 : Grief & Loss at School & Trauma

- Day 2: Suicide Risk & Intervention & Chronic & Critical Illness

- Day 3: School Violence & TIG Implementation

- Day 4 & 5: Critical Incident Stress Management
NOTE: ZOOM login information will be emailed the day prior to the session.

32. Exploring Instructional Technology - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/2/2020

TIFP only
Have you always been curious about Nearpod? Heard about Flipgrid and wondered how it works? Learn about them and many more! This course will enable participants to explore various educational technology tools for instructing, creating and assessing. Try out tech tools and create lessons or activities you can then use in your role as a substitute teacher. This course is worth 4 credit hours (2 TIF Program PDs) and is self-paced. It must be completed within the 2-week time frame to count toward your requirements.

33. B4S A Bunny's Life ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/2/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

34. B4S Riding the Waves of Information ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/2/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

35. B4S Where are the Wolves? ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/20/2020 to 11/10/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

36. Ensemble: Advanced (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Tech Support Staff

Dates: 10/20/2020

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.

37. TIF Program Orientation and Getting Started Substitute Teaching

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/21/2020 to 10/30/2020

New
REQUIRED for all New and Returning Fellows. This session will go over program policies and procedures, as well as, introduce Fellow to quality instructional strategies for building relationships, establishing routines, and leading engaging instruction for both in person and virtual learning. Participants will have 1 week to complete this inline course via Schoology. Use the course code: RN2W-CKR2-GFQ9V to join.

38. 2020-2021 Reading Recovery Ongoing Professional Development - Group 3

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Trained Reading Recovery Teachers: Indian River, Clyde-Savannah, York

Dates: 10/21/2020 to 5/19/2021

NOTE: This professional development is only open to trained Reading Recovery Teachers in the following school districts: Indian River, Clyde-Savannah, York. Intended Learning Outcomes: * Participate in the observation of teaching procedures demonstrated by the trained colleagues behind the two-way mirror. * Engage in in-depth study of the components of Reading Recovery lessons and the theoretical foundations for them. * Continue to refine observational expertise of children's on-going literacy development in order to better inform decision making for instruction. * Learn how to best support struggling emergent readers and develop skill in teaching children selected for intervention using effective instructional procedures and theory. * Analyze reading and writing records and discuss teaching decisions. * Examine data and discuss Reading Recovery results at the school level. * Discuss and solve implementation problems at the school level. * Participate with the Teacher Leader in planning and evaluating Continuing Contact sessions. * Engage in self-evaluation and reflection of theory and practice leading to on-going professional growth and effective teaching. **Persons who are NOT trained, but are interested in observing a session should contact Stephanie Smyka, Site Coordinator: ssmyka@monroe2boces.org

39. Special Class Collaborative Conversation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/23/2020

Starting Soon
Are you looking for ideas from teachers going through the same thing as you?  Do you have tips and tricks you would like to share with teachers in your same position?  Now is not the time to recreate the wheel.  This is an opportunity to find strength and comfort in numbers.

A Special Education Instructional Specialist will facilitate collegial conversations with Special Educators, K-12, who teach in Special Education

40. Making 2020-2021 Manageable and Engaging with a Focus on Formative Assessment: A Self-Paced Learning Series with Differentiated Coaching

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Classroom teachers

Dates: 10/23/2020 to 12/2/2020

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Video of Course Description: https://rebrand.ly/MAARScourse JOIN ANYTIME BEFORE NOV 4th! The 2020-2021 school-year is different than any other. With the unfinished learning from last spring and the hybrid/virtual learning occurring this school year, educators now more than ever need to focus on the essentials of content and monitor students' learning along the way. In this series, we will explore how using the elements of formative assessment can make the school year more manageable for teachers and more engaging for students. Teachers will participate in synchronous and asynchronous sessions focused on using the formative assessment process conducive to a hybrid/virtual setting. Participants will be asked to try strategies and analyze real-time student work making the series a practical, job embedded experience. Additionally, registrants will participate in differentiated coaching sessions as the year progresses. Facilitators will model best practices for instructing in a virtual environment which will provide participants with strategies to be able to take and immediately implement in their instruction to engage all learners. *Schoology course code will be sent to registrants so they can begin the asynchronous learning before our first virtual meeting on Nov. 4th. The times of the live meeting will be determined based on participant preference*

41. English Language Learner Basics for Classroom Teachers (ONLY OPEN TO PENFIELD CSD STAFF)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Classroom/Content Area Teachers from the Penfield Central School District.

Dates: 10/26/2020

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This workshop is for classroom and content teachers as well as support staff of Penfield Central School District. Participants will work asynchronously and at their own pace to learn some of the most important and basic elements in best practices for English Language Learners. Topics include English Language Learner Identification, basic classroom techniques such as scaffolding, and the role of a teacher of English Language Learners. Understanding will be demonstrated through an open note quiz that covers the topics discussed. The course will take about 2-3 hours to complete. *PLEASE NOTE: All work is completed online at the participant's own pace and there is NOT a meeting. Course materials will be sent to participants the day that they register. The course will close on 11/23.

42. English Language Learner Basics for New Teachers - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/16/2020

TIFP only
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This course is an online, asynchronous webinar that can be completed on your own time and at your pace. Participants will learn the basics of working with English Language Learners including the topics of identification, regulations, and basic classroom techniques. Course work includes watching an informational video and completing an open note quiz to demonstrate understanding. This course is worth 4 credit hours (2 TIF Program PDs) and is self-paced. It must be completed within the 3-week time frame to count toward your requirements.

43. Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/27/2020 to 12/18/2020

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Are you aware that half of the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress? Such life experiences exist across urban, suburban, and rural academic settings. This book study is an opportunity to learn about teaching this population and from a strengths-based perspective. Research based principles and real world examples will allow you to identify inherent assets of students, connecting to student experience through instructional planning and delivery, foster student strengths. and develop family and community partnerships. Through the book study, participants leave with tools of encouragement to embrace teaching and schoolwide practices that support and enhance academic and social-emotional development.

44. Regional Math Leaders Group

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/27/2020 to 12/22/2020

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The Regional Math Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide Mathematics specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members.
Meetings during the 2020-2021 school year will focus on the continuation of the standards implementation road map as well as focus on mathematics instruction; with the first session Focusing on Gap Data and the Curriculum and instructional implications.

ZOOM details will be sent to all registrants prior to the first session.

45. Boosting Virtual Engagement for ELLs

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All Teachers of ELLs

Dates: 10/27/2020

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Are you looking for tools that will help your English Language Learners (ELLs) to be more engaged in online learning? This workshop will explore resources and strategies to support ELLs in the virtual classroom that support higher-level thinking. Participants will engage in a teaching strategy, the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), which provides a simple yet powerful way to teach students how to formulate, work with, and use their own questions. Time will be allotted to discuss and prioritize needs, develop a plan of action, and explore digital tools and resources that support ELLs with remote learning.

46. Introduction to the New York State Science Learning Standards - TIF Program

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 10/27/2020

TIFP only
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This session will provide an overview on the New York State Science Learning Standards. This session will also focus on how to shift instruction to best align to the new standards. The group will gain an understanding of three dimensional learning and what this means for instruction.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting URL: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/95571935779

Meeting ID: 955 7193 5779

Passcode: 500886

47. 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.

48. Remote Learning: Engagement and Participation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers and School Administrators

Dates: 10/28/2020

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Join this session to learn ways to help students self-assess and monitor their active engagement and participation during remote learning. A sample rubric for grades K-2, 3-8 and 9-12 will be shared as well as strategies for building community and engagement during online learning.

This session will be offered twice:

This session is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 28, 10-11am, and there is a second session on Wed., Nov. 4, 2-3 pm).

49. October Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 10/28/2020

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Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

50. Naviance: Updates and Preparing to go Virtual

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: school counselors, school social workers

Dates: 10/28/2020

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All area school counselors and social workers are invited to join this one-hour session where we will go over some general updates to Naviance, including changes to eDocs. We will also spend some time on tips for how to go paperless/virtual in the event of another shutdown. Participants will be encouraged to share success stories since we last met in the spring! *Zoom link will be sent to registrants before the meeting begins*

51. Distance Teaching with TI-Nspire CX Technology

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/28/2020

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In this virtual workshop, we will explore how to use the TI-Nspire CX Premium Teacher Software for all type of instruction (F2F, hybrid, and remote). Exploring the technology to best assist students build math confidence to succeed on NYS Math Regents exams and beyond.

All participants will receive the TI-Nspire CX Premium Teacher Software.

52. Helping All Youth Thrive: Supporting SEL at the Secondary Level

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Dates: 10/28/2020

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Social Emotional Learning doesn't stop in high school. With guided facilitation, participants will dig into school and classroom level actions, through an equitable framework, that lead to positive social emotional development for all youth. Explore a variety of tools and practices used in highly responsive secondary environments to foster relationships and increase community, which is necessary for student success. The session will explore practices for all content and classroom types. Participants will be asked to complete approximately 30 minutes of pre-work, which will count toward credit hours. Participants are encouraged to come ready to share and to listen. Information to join the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all who register prior to the first meeting.

53. APPR Recertification for Lead Evaluators of Teachers (RCSD only) ZOOM training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 10/29/2020

The New York 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 NYSED. The recertification trainings are half day trainings. Lead Evaluators should attend one half day training per year to be recertified. Districts other than RCSD who need recertification, please call our office at (585) 352-2773. ZOOM link will be sent 24 hours prior to session.

54. Superintendent Hearing Training - Nuts & Bolts

Program: Labor Relations

Audience: School District Administrators

Dates: 10/29/2020

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Join us for a Superintendent Hearing Training, "Nuts & Bolts." This session will cover the basics of conducting a superintendent hearing such as writing charges, presenting evidence, preparing witnesses, and navigating procedural issues.

55. Stories Beyond Borders Virtual Screening and Discussion

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Anyone interested in learning about Immigrant Experiences

Dates: 10/29/2020

At a moment when the rights of immigrants are being attacked, a fuller story of immigration needs to be told to address the harms perpetuated by immigration enforcement practices and policies that extend beyond the crisis at the border. Whether it's through raids, people being picked up at courthouses, or being forced to live in churches - families are being separated and attacked across America. Compounding this injustice, in the wake of COVID-19, many immigrant communities are being left out of government relief - despite being on the frontlines of the pandemic. Unfortunately, some of the students and families that we work with in our local schools have similar experiences to those in these films. We hope that educators will leave the screening with a sense of empathy for the reality that many students face. You're invited to Stories Beyond Borders, five short films that show a more complete picture of the attacks on immigrant families and communities. Beyond building empathy, these films lift up real stories of resilience and strength, while illustrating some of the ways people can give their time, energy, and resources to support organizing led by immigrant communities. This is an online film experience followed by an online panel discussion. Participants will receive details about how to connect prior to the event.

56. Engagement and Management in the K-12 Classroom - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Fellows

Dates: 10/30/2020

TIFP only
In this session, fellows will learn a variety of research-based classroom management approaches as well as practical advice from the field regarding how to best engage and manage students in-person and online.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/95771506070

Meeting ID: 957 7150 6070

Passcode: 264352

57. English Language Learner Basics; A Self-Paced,Asynchronous Learning Opportunity

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: CLOSED TO AVON CSD STAFF ONLY: Classroom/Content Teachers, Support Staff at Avon Central Schools

Dates: 11/2/2020

This workshop is for classroom and content teachers as well as support staff of Avon Central School District. Participants will work asynchronously and at their own pace to learn some of the most important and basic elements in best practices for English Language Learners. Topics include English Language Learner Identification, basic classroom techniques such as scaffolding, and the role of a teacher of English Language Learners. Understanding will be demonstrated through an open note quiz that covers the topics discussed. The course will take about 2-3 hours to complete. *PLEASE NOTE: All work is completed online at the participant's own pace and there is NOT a meeting. Course materials will be sent to registered participants beginning 11/2/20. The course will close on 12/4/20.

58. Promoting Student-Centered Learning Environments with the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Fellows

Dates: 11/2/2020

TIF Program Only
The New York State Department of Education's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. This session will offer an introduction to the four principles of the CR-S framework and discuss the guidelines for various stakeholder groups.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting URL: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/91540617042

Meeting ID: 915 4061 7042

Passcode: 538697

59. Breakout: Digital (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/3/2020

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.

60. Remote Learning: Engagement and Participation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers and School Administrators

Dates: 11/4/2020

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Join this session to learn ways to help students self-assess and monitor their active engagement and participation during remote learning. A sample rubric for grades K-2, 3-8 and 9-12 will be shared as well as strategies for building community and engagement during online learning.

61. Trauma Informed SEL Practices

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/4/2020

As we all try to process and heal through the ongoing trauma of a global pandemic and racial justice crisis, we want to be prepared to most effectively support our students' return to school and set them up for success. In this training, we will explore: trauma and the impact of trauma on children's development, what you may expect from students this fall, the traumatic impact of racism, the benefit of trauma informed schools, and trauma-informed SEL practices and strategies.

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

62. Remote Learning: Engagement and Participation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers and School Administrators

Dates: 11/4/2020

Join this session to learn ways to help students self-assess and monitor their active engagement and participation during remote learning. A sample rubric for grades K-2, 3-8 and 9-12 will be shared as well as strategies for building community and engagement during online learning.

This session will be offered twice:

This session is scheduled for Wed., Nov. 4, 2-3 pm); if this is not convenient there is another session on Wed., Oct. 28. 10-11 am.

63. Regional ELL Collaborative: Hybrid Instruction- Balancing Teaching in Person and Online

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ESOL and Bilingual Teachers

Dates: 11/4/2020

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Please join us for a roundtable discussion on the potential and pitfalls of hybrid language instruction. This roundtable will be held on ZOOM. The link will be sent to registered participants the morning of the meeting. Registration priority will be give to the Districts in the Mid-West RBERN region.

64. B4S Pushes & Pulls ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 11/9/2020 to 11/23/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one-half hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 4.5 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

65. Remembering Our Needs: Self-Care During Challenging Times

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Adminstrators, School Personnel

Dates: 11/9/2020

This training will give participants the space to focus on their own needs and self-care, reminding them to be kind and gentle with themselves and each other and to remember that self-care is an individual journey that looks different for each one of us. This training will acknowledge the numerous challenges of this uncertain, unprecedented time, acknowledge cultural and historical disparities in the self-care narrative, encourage and support participants to identify their needs, and explore self-care strategies.

This training is being presented by the Children's Institute

66. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 1: Getting Started

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 11/9/2020

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The purpose of this collaborative working group is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 1: Getting Started.

67. B4S Sending Messages with Light & Sound ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 11/10/2020 to 12/1/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

68. 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

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.

69. Assessing Early Readers - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 11/12/2020

TIFP only
This PD is will focus on the use of Running Reading Records and miscue analysis. In this session participants will understand what a Running Reading Record is, and how to interpret the information it provides about a reader. Participants will actively record miscues as a student reads (video), then code the miscues and consider prompting needed to support the student.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting URL: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/95217490750

Meeting ID: 952 1749 0750

Password: 236352

70. Substitute Teacher Forum - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 11/13/2020

TIFP only
What has been working well for you? What struggles have you encountered? This forum will be an opportunity for Fellows to share their triumphs and get advice to improve their practice. Participants will work together to problem solve and celebrate their role as substitute teachers. Bring your ideas and questions!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting URL: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/96388385519

Meeting ID: 963 8838 5519

Passcode: 669418

71. Supporting Immigrants in Schools Session 1: Key Immigration Issues

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators

Dates: 11/16/2020

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This session describes registration guidelines and immigration laws, and offers suggestions for welcoming new students, including unaccompanied minors, responding to ICE, as well as other ways that educators can be advocates for students and families. This series of workshops is based on a four-part video series and resource guide that provide information and illustrate successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families. The goal of this series is to help educators learn, act, and advocate in the classroom.

72. Mathematical Practices: What does it look like in the classroom? - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 11/17/2020 to 11/24/2020

TIFP only
This online course is designed to help K-12 math participants understand the mathematical practices and what this means for instruction. This one-week course will provide an in-depth overview on the practices and how teachers can develop aligned lessons. This course is worth 2 credit hours (1 TIF Program PD) and is self-paced. It must be completed within the 1-week time frame to count toward your requirements.

73. Building SEL with Makerspaces (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/17/2020

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.

74. Co-Teaching Collaborative Conversation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2020

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Are you looking for ideas from teachers going through the same thing as you? Do you have tips and tricks you would like to share with teachers in your same position? Now is not the time to recreate the wheel. This is an opportunity to find strength and comfort in numbers.

The goal is to walk away from these collaborative conversations with new ideas and feeling like you are not alone.

A Special Education Instructional Specialist will facilitate collegial conversations with Special Educators, K-12, who work in a Co-Teaching setting.

75. Consultant Teacher Collaborative Conversation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2020

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Are you looking for ideas from teachers going through the same thing as you?  Do you have tips and tricks you would like to share with teachers in your same position?  Now is not the time to recreate the wheel.  This is an opportunity to find strength and comfort in numbers.

The goal is to walk away from these collaborative conversations with new ideas and feeling like you are not alone.

A Special Education Instructional Specialist will facilitate collegial conversations with Special Educators, K-12, who are Consultant Teacher.

76. November Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 11/18/2020

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Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

77. Release, Rebuild, Restart: Social and Emotional Supports for Teachers Through Difficult Transitions - Virtual Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2020

: Social and Emotional Supports for Teachers Through Difficult Transitions Teachers must be healthy to lead healthy classrooms. In wake of a post-pandemic school transition and racial justice movement, this training is designed to provide professional support for the social and emotional development of teachers. Using SEL aligned strategies and practices, teachers will be shown how SEL can be utilized to maximize their self-awareness, self-management and professional efficacy. This training is intended to help teachers help themselves as they navigate the professional burdens of an ever-changing reality.

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

78. Special Class Collaborative Conversation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2020

New
Are you looking for ideas from teachers going through the same thing as you?  Do you have tips and tricks you would like to share with teachers in your same position?  Now is not the time to recreate the wheel.  This is an opportunity to find strength and comfort in numbers.

The goal is to walk away from these collaborative conversations with new ideas and feeling like you are not alone.

A Special Education Instructional Specialist will facilitate collegial conversations with Special Educators, K-12, who teach in a Special Class setting (self-contained).

79. NYSITELL Asynchronous Training

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/19/2020

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In this course, participants will learn everything they need to know to successfully administer the NYSITELL from intake, to testing, to placement. This is a self-paced course that will take approximately 3 hour and is completed on the participant's own time. Participants will: 1.Read, listen to, and take notes on the Pear Deck presentation. Most of the presentation is material that you will read on your own. However, throughout the presentation there are sound files that you will want to listen to for more information or for a guide of the page. There will also be questions to answer throughout. These questions are simply meant to keep you engaged and will not be graded. 2.Take an online assessment to demonstrate your knowledge of the NYSITELL. You may use any notes that you have taken as well as go back to the presentation to find the answers. There are a total of 30 questions. 3.Participate in a live Zoom session on Thursday November 19th at 4:00 PM. (Link will be sent upon registration) 4.Receive 3 hours of CTLE credit. A score of 85% or above (or 26 correct out of 30 questions) will earn you CTLE credit. If you score below 85%, you will have the opportunity to re-take the quiz. Teachers or Administrators who would like a refresher of the NYSITELL may also take this course but there have not been any significant changes to the test.

80. Engagement and Management in the K-12 Classroom - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Fellows

Dates: 11/20/2020

TIFP only
In this session, fellows will learn a variety of research-based classroom management approaches as well as practical advice from the field regarding how to best engage and manage students in-person and online.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/97477811579

Meeting ID: 974 7781 1579

Passcode: 208999

81. Supporting Immigrants in Schools Session 2: Approaches to Educating Refugees and Immigrants

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators

Dates: 11/23/2020

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This session focuses on how educators can address refugee issues, inside and outside the classroom. It also describes steps that school districts can take to ensure that immigrant families are included in their children's education, and highlights students' suggestions of ways that teachers can improve their schooling experiences. This series of workshops is based on a four-part video series and resource guide that provide information and illustrate successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families. The goal of this series is to help educators learn, act, and advocate in the classroom.

82. Immigrant Experience Book Club: Session 1 Unaccompanied by Javier Zamora

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Support Staff, Counselors, Social Workers who have contact with ELLs

Dates: 11/30/2020

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 1 will be run October 1 2020- November 30 2020 and we will read and discuss "Unaccompanied" by Javier Zamora.

83. Supporting Immigrants in Schools Session 3: Immigration in Elementary Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators

Dates: 11/30/2020

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This session focuses on bringing current immigration issues into the classroom through literature. The video also shows how schools can collaborate with immigrant advocacy organizations, and make stronger connections with families. This series of workshops is based on a four-part video series and resource guide that provide information and illustrate successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families. The goal of this series is to help educators learn, act, and advocate in the classroom.

84. SLS Council December Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 12/1/2020

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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... This is a combination for the bi-monthly School Library System Meeting and Professional Development. Half the day will be spent for the SLS Council Meeting where we will discuss our Plan of Service, direction for the SLS and seek input and feedback for SLS Activities. The other half of the day will be spent in professional development.

85. SLS Council December Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 12/1/2020

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its December SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. 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, New Standards Instruction...

86. B4S Got Water? ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 12/1/2020 to 12/15/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

87. 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

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.

88. B4S Sky Patterns ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 12/16/2020

This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

89. Translation and Interpretation 101 - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 12/2/2020

TIFP only
When we have students in our classroom whose families speak other languages, how do translation and interpretation play a role in our classrooms and what is the difference between the two? How can we best bridge the communication gap between educators and families? Educators in this course 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 ideas for best communication to ensure family engagement.

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Meeting URL: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/99907669898

Meeting ID: 999 0766 9898

Passcode: 289344

90. SIFE Manual Series: Instructional Routines Part 2

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Staff

Dates: 12/3/2020

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 asynchronous 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.

91. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 2: Planning to Implement the Seal

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 12/7/2020

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The purpose of this collaborative working group is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Modul 2: Planning to Implement the Seal.

92. Supporting Immigrants in Schools Session 4: Immigration in Secondary Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators

Dates: 12/7/2020

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This session highlights a high school Dream Team, and shows how other schools can start their own club for immigrant justice. It also shows how a school counselor ensures that undocumented students have access to information about attending and funding college. This series of workshops is based on a four-part video series and resource guide that provide information and illustrate successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families. The goal of this series is to help educators learn, act, and advocate in the classroom.

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

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 12/8/2020

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.

94. Science Teachers Collaborative Meeting

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Middle & HS Science Teachers

Dates: 12/10/2020

Gather online with your colleagues to touch base about recent NYSED science updates and science strategies that work in all types of settings. Engage in dialogue with others who teach the same subject and create a prioritized wish list for future professional development. No cost to attend. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.

95. December Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 12/23/2020

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Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

96. 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

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.

97. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 3: Designing the Culminating Project and Promoting the NYSSB Program

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 1/11/2021

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The purpose of this collaborative working group is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 3: Designing the Culminating Project and Promoting the NYSSB Program.

98. January Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 1/27/2021

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Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

99. Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 2: Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admins, Staff, Counselors, Social Workers who have contact with ELLs

Dates: 1/31/2021

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 2 will run December 1 2020- January 31 2020 and we will read and discuss "Other Words for Home" by Jasmine Warga.

100. SLS Council February Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/2/2021

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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... This is a combination for the bi-monthly School Library System Meeting and Professional Development. Half the day will be spent for the SLS Council Meeting where we will discuss our Plan of Service, direction for the SLS and seek input and feedback for SLS activities. The other half of the day will be spent in professional development.

101. SLS Council February Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/2/2021

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its February SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. 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, New Standards Instruction...