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1. Explore Native Cultural Representation through an Inquiry Lens

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, K-12 classroom teachers, ELA & Social Studies teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/26/2023

Now more than ever, educators must develop skills to create inclusive curriculums and affirming environments, in both libraries and classrooms. In a day of interactive learning with school librarians, educators and administrators, Nambe Pueblo scholar and educator Dr. Debbie Reese will share her expertise on the critical analysis of children's and young adult Native literature. In addition, Ganondagan educators and interpreters will provide programming to engage participants with local Seneca culture, including a guided longhouse tour and an introduction to Ganondagan educator resources. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the full Seneca Art & Culture Center and will have the option to walk the Trail of Peace. Continental breakfast & lunch will be provided, please wear comfortable footwear and clothing to explore the Ganondagan grounds.

2. Empowering Students through Media Decoding Online Course

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/17/2024

This online course is geared towards district teams of school librarians and tech integrators who participated in the Project Look Sharp workshop at W-FL BOCES on January 17, 2024 and are ready to take constructivist media decoding (CMD) to the next level. Participants will be trained how to guide students and/or staff through media decoding activities, create and practice leading a media decoding activity of their own and learn how to build on their own experiences to become leaders of media literacy in their schools/districts. Participants will explore how the CMD approach can be used to address current issues related to AI and technology within the broader lens of media literacy and the NYS CS-DF standards. The course will take place from January to May 2024 and will consist of four online 90 minute group sessions led by Project Look Sharp (dates and times TBD) and four 30 minute individual coaching sessions. By the end of the course, each participant will earn a badge from Project Look Sharp as a CMD Trained Facilitator. Participation in the January 17, 2024 in-person workshop is required to participate in the course.

3. Teaching for Truth: Engaging Students in Media Literacy and Technology

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, technology integrators, classroom teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 1/17/2024

Given the rise of social media, disinformation and Artificial Intelligence, how do we realistically teach students habits of critical thinking about the media messages they see, read and hear? In this interactive full day workshop led by Ithaca College's Project Look Sharp, educators will gain the inspiration, theory, models, and resources to integrate critical thinking about all mediated information into their work with students, across all grade levels and subject areas. Participants will learn how the Project Look Sharp question-based constructivist media decoding approach can be used to connect and engage students to current issues related to AI, technology and social justice within the broader lens of media literacy, while helping them to develop the skills and aptitudes reflected in the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards, the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) and related subject area standards, including ELA, Social Studies, Science and Health. Lunch will be provided, please bring a device.

4. SchoolTool Dashboard Analysis: Comparative - 1PM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Administrators, MTSS Team

Dates: 2/8/2024

Dashboards provide users with an alternate way to view data and analyze trends. Each dashboard includes a unique selection of data and corresponding presentation tools such as graphs, charts, and tables that can be displayed in a variety of ways. This monthly 60-minute session falls on the second Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM and provides a deep dive of each dashboard module.

5. Project LookSharp Media Decoding coaching & meeting sessions

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians & tech integrators in the PLS media decoding cohort

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 5/13/2024

Participants in the W-FL BOCES Media Decoding cohort will participate in virtual 4 coaching sessions and 4 cohort meetings with Project Look Sharp.

6. SLS Council/Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/14/2024

SLS Council/Communications Coordinator meeting (virtual)

7. Discovering Discoverability: Creating Library spaces for the kids that need them most

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 4/23/2024

Who are libraries for? From the way we shelve the books to how we order them, display them, promote them (and everything in between!), traditional library systems were designed to support readers who already know what resources they want, how the library is organized and who understand how to navigate existing search tools. But what about those readers who have no idea what book they want, or even that they want a book at all? What about those readers who don't care how the library is organized and who will never, despite all of our best efforts, learn how to use the catalog? What about those readers who don't embrace reading, school or the library, but need a space where they feel safe, welcomed and seen??? How do we make our library spaces discoverable for all students, not just some? In this session, we will discuss the difference between searchability and discoverability and explore ways to disrupt traditional library practices and then rebuild them for the readers who need them most. With a focus on reimagining library spaces in ways that emphasize discoverability over searchability, this hands-on workshop will unpack how to make big (and small!) changes to school library spaces in a way that refocuses the school library on our most vulnerable readers. Morning refreshments & lunch will be provided, please bring a device.

8. SLS Council/Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Administrator's

Dates: 5/21/2024

SLS Council/Communications Coordinator meeting

9. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 7/8/2024

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

10. MTSS Development Series - July 2024

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: MTSS Teams

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 7/30/2024

Session 1 - The "What" and "Why" of MTSS - During this time we will explicitly define MTSS, review current research, explore the key components of MTSS, determine readiness for your Building/District, and we will do an overview of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).

Session 2 - Tier 1 - Ensuring a Solid Foundation - This session will focus on the importance of building a solid Tier 1 foundation from the District Level to the classroom/individual student. We will focus on data (Universal Screening), establishing efficient systems, and ensuring effective implementation of evidenced-based practices. Our work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 3 - Tier 2 - Small Group Interventions - For this third session we will focus on the importance of layering supports in the MTSS framework. We will discuss the use of the Request for Assistance (RFA) form, learn about Tier 2 interventions (example - CICO), and discuss the importance of ensuring fidelity. Again, this work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 4 - Tier 3 - Targeted Supports - During our final session we will explicitly define Tier 3, learn about Student Support plans, briefly review Function-Based Thinking, and more. As with the previous sessions this work will be anchored in the TFI. We will close by discussing next steps for your District/Building.

*Each of the two hour virtual sessions will be followed up by two hours of asynchronous action items to be completed in preparation for the upcoming session.

11. Trainer Connect with TCIS 2nd edition

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Certified TCIS trainers

Dates: 7/9/2024

This workshop is designed for current TCIS Trainers to take a deeper look at the research behind TCIS 2nd edition. Participants will review threshold concepts which will enhance your delivery of the training at your district or site. In addition, we will build time to discuss refreshers and explore how to deliver new concepts that align with other guildelines .

12. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Engineering for the Future Session A

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 3/18/2025

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year, as well as coaching with UofR mentors.

13. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: UPK - 12 Educators and School Staff

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 8/27/2024

MBSR is an 8-week evidence based, experiential program designed to provide participants with intensive and systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices, and integrating into one's daily life what is discovered and learned through the process of participating in the program. First created in 1979, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., MBSR has over 40 years of research that consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation. In addition, outcomes highlight statistically significant reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain, along with positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments.

In addition to registering for this course, we are also asking all participants to complete this form: WFL MBSR Application

14. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Computer Science and Digital Fluency for the Future Full Year Participants July Institute

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 3/13/2025

The goal of this "strand” is to create each year a cadre of 60 "unique” K-8 teachers that will support the implementation of the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards while also reinforcing an effective use of instructional technology. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year, and PLC meetings with UofR mentor, concluding with a presentation of their work in March. In addition to the synchronous online work, there will be asynchronous work that will be assigned.

15. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Computer Science and Digital Fluency for the Future Half Year Participants July Institute

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 12/5/2024

The goal of this "strand” is to create each year a cadre of 60 "unique” K-8 teachers that will support the implementation of the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards while also reinforcing an effective use of instructional technology. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year, concluding with a presentation of their work in December. In addition to the synchronous online work, there will be asynchronous work that will be assigned.

16. Tour of Airquip Heating and Cooling

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

17. Tour of Arc Ontario

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

18. Tour of Brewery Ardennes

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

19. Tour of Coach and Equipment

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

20. Tour of Constellation Brands

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

21. Tour of Day Automation

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

22. Tour of DeMarree Fruit Farm

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

23. Tour of First American

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

24. Tour of Gray Metal Products

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

25. Tour of GW Lisk

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

26. Tour of JCS Process and Controls

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

27. Tour of Newark Community Hospital

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

28. Tour of Optimax

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

29. Tour of Paychex

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

30. Tour of Penn Yan Aero

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

31. Tour of Rochester Ceiling Corporation

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

32. Tour of Trevette Cristo

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

33. Tour of Williams Farm

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

34. Tour of YMCA

Program: Leadership Academy 2024

Audience: Invited school administrators participating in the W-FL Leadership Academy

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
One of the recommendations coming out of the NYSED Blue Ribbon Commission work is to ensure access to internships and work-based learning opportunities for all students across New York State. In a proactive approach to help meet this recommendation, this year's Wayne-Finger Lakes Leadership Academy participants will have the opportunity to tour local businesses. During these tours, participants will learn more about the company and what skills and attributes they look for when hiring. Participants are asked to reflect on how this visit might inform future work within your district.

35. Digging Into Differentiation - Register by July 10th

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches 

Dates: 7/15/2024

Differentiation is about meeting the needs of all learners through equitable critical thinking challenges. However, accommodating students across many different levels of academic achievement can be time consuming.

Come explore the work of Carol Ann Tomlinson and ‘fill your bucket' with effective tools and strategies that don't require loads of time. Through hands-on activities and collaboration with colleagues, participants will develop customized learning materials that foster inclusive learning environments where every student can succeed. Comfort with technology is needed for this dynamic session.

Participants must be registered by July 10, 2024

36. The Literacy Briefs in a P-6 Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All P-6 educators, Instructional Coaches, and administrators

Dates: 7/15/2024 to 7/16/2024

The Literacy Briefs are part of New York State Education Department's initiative to provide literacy support and develop a shared understanding around evidence-based practices in education. What are the briefs and what do they look like in a P-6 classroom? Join Betsy Serapilio to find out. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the briefs, learn how they apply to classroom content, and have some time to collaboratively plan with colleagues. The sessions are fast-paced, interactive, and practical.

37. Building a Restorative Classroom Environment

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: UPK - 12 Educators and School Staff

Dates: 7/16/2024

Students who have a strong attachment with their school community are less likely to engage in risky behaviors, violence and drug or alcohol abuse. Restorative Practices can help every student feel more connected to school and can proactively be used to build relationships, strengthen social and emotional skills, and foster a safe, healthy school climate.

In this workshop, participants will take a deeper dive into best practices and Tier I strategies of the Restorative Practices continuum. Participants will learn how to use affective language, various types of proactive circles, how to plan and facilitate a circle, and tools to create positive culture within a classroom and school.

38. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Engineering for the Future Session B

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/16/2024 to 3/18/2025

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year, as well as coaching with UofR mentors.

39. SchoolTool Elementary Scheduling/Report Cards - 1-3PM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Schedulers. Guidance Counselors, Elementary Principals

Dates: 7/16/2024

For Schedulers, Counselors, Principals
Discussion on the process of how to create, change or manage Elementary Scheduling. We will review the steps needed to rollover (or create) a Master Schedule and schedule students into sections as well as setup Course Topic Descriptors for the Elementary Report Cards.

40. Foundations of Psychological Safety for Leaders | Creating Brave Spaces

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: UPK - 12 Leaders

Dates: 7/17/2024

In the research article "Feeling Safe at Work: Development and Validation of he Psychological Safety Inventory,” the authors write, "Psychological safety, defined as perceptions that an individual within a team is supported and feels safe to take interpersonal risks, voice opinions, and share ideas, is vital for organizational effectiveness.” Understanding this concept is a key to cultivating Brave Spaces and it is from these Brave Spaces that our culture can be strengthened. Join staff development trainer, Erica Ebert for an engaging and interactive online PD where leaders will explore: The four stages of safety and their impact on collaboration, compassion and culture throughout your District.

41. Coffee Talk - End of Year Verification for the PD-8

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Frontline Users

Dates: 7/17/2024

Review of End of Year Special Education certification for the PD-8 How are students reported, who should be included in the reports, and how to find and correct data reporting errors.

42. The Literacy Briefs in a 7-12 Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All 7-12 educators, Instructional Coaches, and administrators

Dates: 7/17/2024 to 7/18/2024

The Literacy Briefs are part of New York State Education Department's initiative to provide literacy support and develop a shared understanding around evidence-based practices in education, across all content areas. What are the briefs and what do they look like in a 7-12 classroom? Join Betsy Serapilio to find out. Participants will gain a deep understanding of the briefs, learn how they apply to classroom content, and have some time to collaboratively plan with colleagues. The sessions are fast-paced, interactive, and practical.

43. Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Grades 6-12 educators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/17/2024

Discover how VR and augmented reality can enhance learning outcomes by joining us for an in-person immersive experience. You will see how the RobotLab headsets can take students to places you never thought possible while Merge Cubes allow you to explore 3D objects in the palm of your hand.

44. SchoolTool Elementary Scheduling/Report Cards - 9-11AM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Schedulers. Guidance Counselors, Elementary Principals

Dates: 7/18/2024

For Schedulers, Counselors, Principals
Discussion on the process of how to create, change or manage Elementary Scheduling. We will review the steps needed to rollover (or create) a Master Schedule and schedule students into sections as well as setup Course Topic Descriptors for the Elementary Report Cards.

45. Does Your IEP Tell a Story? - Register by July 12th

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/18/2024

An IEP tells the story of educational programming for a student with disabilities. A cornerstone of this document consists of individualized annual goals tailored to the student's current needs. This interactive session will focus on the importance of having solid, measurable baselines in the present levels of performance to develop personalized goals. Time will also be dedicated to choice-based learning, in which participants can select related options that are compelling, engaging, and meaningful to them. Walk away with ready-to-use ideas and resources to help ensure the growth and success of your students.

Participants must be registered by July 12, 2024

46. Canva Design School

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Faculty / Staff

Dates: 7/18/2024

So you've wrapped your head around the basic features of designing and editing templates in Canva, and you're ready for the next steps. Join us for some next level training about how to use Canva's AI features, including BG Remover, Magic Eraser, Magic Expand, Magic Edit, Magic Grab, Magic Design, and Magic Video to jazz up your flyers, presentations, and videos. We will build in some time for demo, practice, and questions.

47. EmpowerED: Cultivating Self-Directed Students

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 7/23/2024

This powerful 6-hour Professional Development session is focused on transforming your teaching. Learn how to empower students to be leaders of their own educational journey. Gain practical strategies to create an engaging and student-driven classroom that promotes lifelong learning. This is an opportunity to shift your approach and inspire students to become active participants in their education.

48. Best Practices in Student Behavior Management

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PreK-12 Teachers, TAs, Administrators

Dates: 7/23/2024

Join staff development trainer Hilary Chaya for this professional learning experience focused on classroom management practices. We will delve deeply into brain-based strategies for adults and children that highlight how to best respond (rather than react) when behaviors begin to escalate. Emphasis will be placed on behavior management strategies that support all tiers of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), in addition to positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) programs.

49. Staff Evaluation Reporting Training 8:30-10:30 am :Zoom

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 7/23/2024

Training for Data Coordinators on the data elements required for reporting staff evaluation data and how to get the data to Level 0

50. Staff Evaluation Reporting Training 8:30-10:30 am WFL Conference Center-in person

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 7/23/2024

Training for Data Coordinators on the data elements required for reporting staff evaluation data and how to get the data to Level 0

51. MTSS Coaches and Coordinator Check-In Meetings

Program: Professional Development

Audience: MTSS Coaches, MTSS Coordinators, Leaders of MTSS

Dates: 7/23/2024 to 6/17/2025

This is a time for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Coaches/Coordinators/Leaders to come together to touch base with other professionals in a similar role. This virtual time will be used to share best practices, to ask questions, and to share resources. *Note - these sessions are intentionally planned on months opposite of the MTSS & Community Schools Roundtable events to maximize support for professionals in this role.

52. Coding for Littles with STEM Tools

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: K-5 Educators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/23/2024

Unlock the potential of young minds by introducing coding concepts early. Join us in person to see how coding can be taught to even our youngest learners. We will look at LittleCodr cards, BeeBots, Indi Cars, and more to see how these coding tools can be leveraged within the curriculum you're already teaching!

53. Responding to Harm

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: UPK - 12 Educators and School Staff

Dates: 7/24/2024

While restorative practices are utilized to proactively build relationships and foster a safe school climate, conflict may still occur. Repairing harm through inclusive processes help strengthen connections within a community. Through restorative practices, individuals gain greater understanding of how the actions impact others and are supported in taking accountability.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to respond to conflict and harm that has occurred using more targeted, restorative approaches. Participants will practice using affective language, facilitating a restorative chat, as well as planning for a responsive circle process.

54. Discussion-Based Assessments

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/24/2024

Discussion-Based Assessments are regular, collaborative evaluations scheduled by both teachers and students throughout a course of study. They involve discussions that reveal students' depth of understanding, guiding teachers in planning the next instructional steps effectively. Participants will learn ways to create a system for evaluating student learning using Discussion-Based Assessments, as well as how to create the conditions for a positive interaction.

55. Coding for Middle and High School with STEM Tools

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: 6-12 Educators, Instructional Coach

Dates: 7/24/2024

Imagination and computer science come together in this in-person session. Explore how coding with the Makey Makey, Hummingbird, and Sphero Bolts intersects with various subjects, fostering creativity and critical thinking skills across the curriculum.

56. Exploring Equitable Grading Practices

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PreK-12 District and Building Administrators

Dates: 7/25/2024

Join staff development trainers Erica Ebert and Hilary Chaya for an experiential virtual training. We will provide an opportunity to make connections between the NYS SEL benchmarks, equity, and a curiosity-based approach to grading practices. We will also explore how to lead the mindset shifts needed for this work, grounded in the research of John Hattie (Visible Learning), Tom Guskey (On Your Mark), and Tom Schimmer (Grading From the Inside Out). An opportunity will be given for participants to share ideas and resources with colleagues from the region.

57. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2024

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

58. SEEDS of Learning

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/29/2024 to 3/14/2025

New
SEEDS of LearningTM is a professional learning framework for adults who care for and teach children ages 3-5. SEEDS of Learning uses a unique combination of training, coaching, and professional learning communities (PLCs) to empower adults with the knowledge to develop oral language, emergent literacy, and social and emotional skills in all three- to five-year-olds, setting them up for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Session 1: SEEDS of Early Learning & Quality Interactions Part
Participants will build understanding of the SEEDS framework to engage in the key factors that support children's development and explore the environmental and interpersonal interactions that support children's social, emotional, and academic growth.

Session 2: SEEDS of Social-Emotional Development
Participants will examine the elements of a socially and emotionally-safe learning environment and consider how to embed classroom routines and rituals into the day, consequences for positive and negative behavior, classroom rules, and self-regulation.

Session 3: SEEDS of Book & Print Awareness
Participants will build understanding of concepts of print and early literacy development, including experiencing the characteristics of effective read aloud strategies.

Session 4: SEEDS of Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary, & Oral Language Development
Participants build their understanding of phonological awareness, vocabulary and oral language development and learn strategies to further support early literacy development for young children.

Session 5: SEEDS of Visual Discrimination
Participants will explore the elements of the Visual Discrimination Continuum of Complexity and learn strategies to embed and explicitly teach Visual Discrimination throughout all daily routines.

59. Math + Literacy in the Elementary Classroom = FUN!

Program: Professional Development

Audience: P-6 General Education and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/30/2024

Is it possible for Math and ELA to co-exist in an elementary classroom? It sure is. Join Betsy and Theresa for a fast-paced, interactive, and engaging session that shows how to meaningfully connect the two content areas in a natural and productive way. Participants will learn strategies for teaching math concepts through explicit instruction of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

60. Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Faculty / Staff

Dates: 7/30/2024

Learn the basics of Microsoft 365. This session will cover OneDrive, SharePoint, and Outlook. We will go over organization, sharing, and editing files. Bring your device, questions, and be ready to learn. At the end of this session you will feel comfortable with the Microsoft platform!

61. Alternatives to Key Words in Math Problems

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 teachers, math leaders, curriculum administrators

Dates: 7/31/2024

Are your students struggling with word problems and/or constructed response type questions? Current research shows that teaching students key words to solve these types of problems hurts students more than helps them. Come learn alternatives to using key words to turn your students into problem solving mathematicians who can tackle any math question that comes their way!

62. Arts Educators Best Instructional Practices Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PreK-12 Arts Educators (Visual Art, Vocal & Instrumental Music, Dance, Theatre)

Dates: 8/1/2024

Join staff development trainer Hilary Chaya for an opportunity to collaborate with regional colleagues in arts education. Time will be allotted for engaging in relevant discussions about best instructional practices for the performing and visual arts, curriculum development, and other related topics as decided upon by participants. District teams are encouraged to attend together, but this is not required.

63. Al in Education

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Faculty

Dates: 8/1/2024

This session will cover some philosophical and practical points / tactics for using AI in education. Whether you are looking for ways to ramp up your own workflow with teacher-facing AI tools, or even to begin incorporating AI into your lessons with students, you will leave with suggestions and tools in your back pocket.

64. EduTech Open House - Newark

Program: Meetings

Audience: Superintendents, Business officials, Data Protection Officiers, and IT Coordinators

Dates: 8/2/2024

We invite you to an EduTech Open House, designed especially for Superintendents, Business Officials, Data Protection Officers, and IT coordinators. Learn how EduTech's services can enhance your overall efficiencies and district support by browsing our range of services. This open house gives you the opportunity to meet our staff that run the services we offer. 

65. Intro to Problem Based Learning in Math Class

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 8/5/2024

Why should I learn about Problem-Based Learning (PrBL)? What does it look like? How do I get started?

During this workshop, we will explore these questions and the instructional approach of PrBL. Research shows this way of teaching and learning can improve test scores and student confidence in their math abilities, to name a couple of the numerous benefits of PrBL! Let's explore Problem-Based Learning and how to implement it in your math class.

66. Excelling at Excel - Beginners Level

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Faculty / Staff

Dates: 8/5/2024

Learn the basics of navigating and creating workbooks and spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. This session will focus on formatting spreadsheets and incorporating some basic functions to make your data work for you. We will include time for demos and skill-building through practice. If you are looking for a double dose of Excel, sign up for the intermediate level as well, taking place right after this one.

67. Excelling at Excel - Intermediate Level

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Faculty / Staff

Dates: 8/5/2024

This session will pick up where the beginners level leaves off. We will dive deeper into Microsoft Excel's time-saving features like autofill, flashfill, tables, filters, slicers, and conditional formatting. We will also take a closer look at the IF function to learn how to automate your spreadsheets a bit.

68. Intro to Restorative Practices

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: UPK - 12 Educators and School Staff

Dates: 8/6/2024

All humans are hardwired to connect. Just as we need food, shelter and clothing, human beings also need strong and meaningful relationships to thrive. Restorative practices is a field within the social sciences that studies how to strengthen relationships between individuals as well as social connections within communities. Though newer to the social sciences, restorative practices have deep roots within indigenous communities throughout the world.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to set high expectations of their students while being supportive. They will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability while remaining supportive to young people. Participants will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts that we see daily in our schools. In addition, they will gain a deeper understanding of community building through the power of the circle.

69. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Engineering for the Future Session C

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 3/18/2025

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year, as well as coaching with UofR mentors.

70. MTSS Development Series - August 2024

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: MTSS Teams

Dates: 8/6/2024 to 8/27/2024

Session 1 - The "What" and "Why" of MTSS - During this time we will explicitly define MTSS, review current research, explore the key components of MTSS, determine readiness for your Building/District, and we will do an overview of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).

Session 2 - Tier 1 - Ensuring a Solid Foundation - This session will focus on the importance of building a solid Tier 1 foundation from the District Level to the classroom/individual student. We will focus on data (Universal Screening), establishing efficient systems, and ensuring effective implementation of evidenced-based practices. Our work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 3 - Tier 2 - Small Group Interventions - For this third session we will focus on the importance of layering supports in the MTSS framework. We will discuss the use of the Request for Assistance (RFA) form, learn about Tier 2 interventions (example - CICO), and discuss the importance of ensuring fidelity. Again, this work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 4 - Tier 3 - Targeted Supports - During our final session we will explicitly define Tier 3, learn about Student Support plans, briefly review Function-Based Thinking, and more. As with the previous sessions this work will be anchored in the TFI. We will close by discussing next steps for your District/Building.

*Each of the 1.5 hour virtual sessions will be followed up by two hours of asynchronous action items to be completed in preparation for the upcoming session.

Teaching and learning are much easier when the classroom runs like a well-oiled machine. Join Betsy Serapilio to learn about easy and practical ways to establish classroom routines, procedures, and expectations that promote student engagement and set the stage for a successful school year for your students and you.

72. Mentoring for the 21st Century

Program: Professional Development

Audience: P-16 General Education and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/8/2024

Mentoring relationships are central to the success of developing and retaining effective practitioners in our schools. Successful mentoring creates a collaborative instructional partnership by establishing the norm that learning is a lifelong process. This full-day session will provide strategies for mentor teachers to create a collaborative and trusting partnership with their mentees. Mentors will also be introduced to the NYS Mentoring Standards.

73. Becoming A Culturally Responsive Educator

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/8/2024

Join staff development trainer Hilary Chaya for this professional learning experience. Participants will explore the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework by analyzing the student and teacher guidelines outlined in the framework. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their classroom practice and develop a plan of action to further incorporate the Framework within their setting, with a specific focus on creating a sense of belonging and a welcoming & affirming environment. Time will also be spent discussing the research work of Zaretta Hammond (Culturally Responsive Teaching & The Brain) and Floyd Cobb & John Krownapple (Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity).

74. SchoolTool Census Training - 9-11AM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Registrars, Office Staff

Dates: 8/8/2024

For Registrars, Office Staff
Intro to SchoolTool; Census Overview; Census Search Submodule; Contacts Tab; Addresses Tab; Student Tab; Demographics Tab; Letters, User Defined, Notes Tabs; Reports; Add a Family; Contacts Tab; Addresses Tab; Student Tab; Add/Delete Person Submodule; Reports Submodule; Batch Enrollment Submodule; Batch Program Services Submodule

75. EduTech Open House - Leroy

Program: Meetings

Audience: District Superintendents, Business Officials, Data Protection Officers, and IT Coordinators

Dates: 8/9/2024

We invite you to an EduTech Open House, designed especially for Superintendents, Business Officials, Data Protection Officers, and IT coordinators. Learn how EduTech's services can enhance your overall efficiencies and district support by browsing our range of services. This open house gives you the opportunity to meet our staff who run the services we offer. 

76. Performance Level Descriptors and What They Can Do in Math Class

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 3-12 Math Teachers, Math Leaders and Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 8/9/2024

Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) tell you the specific knowledge and skills expected of students when they demonstrate proficiency of a learning standard. A deeper understanding of the different levels within one standard can help teachers remediate or enrich student learning. Join Theresa Patchen to explore the NYS Next Generation Mathematics PLDs and how they can help strengthen student success in the classroom and on state assessments.

77. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention 2 edition

Program: Professional Development

Audience: This course is designed for School Personnel

Dates: 8/12/2024 to 8/15/2024

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) is a trauma-informed crisis prevention and management system. The TCIS system helps staff create a learning environment that decreases risk factors while increasing protective factors so both students and staff can feel safe. TCIS provides staff an understanding of trauma sensitive practices and skills (co-regulation) to help students learn how to regulate and manage their own emotions. These newly learned skills encourage a greater willingness and capacity for our students to learn.

TCIS helps participants and schools to:

◉ Create a trauma-sensitive environment where students and adults are safe and feel safe within their roles as a staff member
◉ Pro-actively prevent and/or deescalate potential crisis situations with the students they work with
◉ Manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and, if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to students and staff
◉ Process the crisis event with students and each other to help improve their coping strategies to reduce future risk

78. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/13/2024

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

79. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Engineering for the Future Session D

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/13/2024 to 3/18/2025

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year, as well as coaching with UofR mentors.

80. SchoolTool Medical Module Overview - 1-3PM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School Nurses

Dates: 8/13/2024

For School Nurses
Complete overview of each of the sub modules under the Medical Module including how to add Medication Types, setup pre-scheduled Medicine Disposition visits and track Immunizations

81. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Computer Science and Digital Fluency for the Future Full Year Participants August Institute

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/13/2024 to 3/13/2025

The goal of this "strand” is to create each year a cadre of 60 "unique” K-8 teachers that will support the implementation of the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards while also reinforcing an effective use of instructional technology. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year, and PLC meetings with UofR mentor, concluding with a presentation of their work in March. In addition to the synchronous online work, there will be asynchronous work that will be assigned.

82. Smart Start Grant Year 4 Computer Science and Digital Fluency for the Future Half Year Participants August Institute

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 4

Audience: K-8 Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/13/2024 to 12/5/2024

The goal of this "strand” is to create each year a cadre of 60 "unique” K-8 teachers that will support the implementation of the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards while also reinforcing an effective use of instructional technology. Teachers that register for this session are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year, concluding with a presentation of their work in December. In addition to the synchronous online work, there will be asynchronous work that will be assigned.

83. Summer Regional DPO Meeting - LeRoy

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 8/14/2024

Join fellow regional Data Protection Officers in a quarterly meeting to learn about current data privacy topics, hear from relevant EduTech staff, share and collaborate with colleagues. At the summer session, we will focus on annual requirements of a DPO and suggestions for relevant documentation. Participants should bring or have access to the following documents to workshop them: Incident Response Plan, Disaster Recovery Playbook, data flow map, risk management register, other relevant tech procedures documentation.

84. Foundations of Psychological Safety for Leaders | Creating Brave Spaces

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: UPK - 12 Leaders

Dates: 8/14/2024

In the research article "Feeling Safe at Work: Development and Validation of he Psychological Safety Inventory,” the authors write, "Psychological safety, defined as perceptions that an individual within a team is supported and feels safe to take interpersonal risks, voice opinions, and share ideas, is vital for organizational effectiveness.” Understanding this concept is a key to cultivating Brave Spaces and it is from these Brave Spaces that our culture can be strengthened. Join staff development trainer, Erica Ebert for an engaging and interactive online PD where leaders will explore: The four stages of safety and their impact on collaboration, compassion and culture throughout your District.

85. Summer Regional DPO Meeting - Newark

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 8/16/2024

Join fellow regional Data Protection Officers in a quarterly meeting to learn about current data privacy topics, hear from relevant EduTech staff, share and collaborate with colleagues. At the summer session, we will focus on annual requirements of a DPO and suggestions for relevant documentation. Participants should bring or have access to the following documents to workshop them: Incident Response Plan, Disaster Recovery Playbook, data flow map, risk management register, other relevant tech procedures documentation.

86. Increasing Fluency: Dr. Nicki Newton's Math Running Records - Register by August 1st

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: K-5 Teachers, Math Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2024

Dr. Nicki Newton's Math Running Records is a researched strategy for teachers to increase student fluency with basic math facts. In this workshop we will learn about the progression of math facts, what a Math Running Record is, how to administer a math running record and what to do with the information you learn from the RR.

For this workshop, you will need a copy of the book Math Running Records in Action (Eye on Education Books) 1st Edition. Register by August 1st to receive a copy as part of your registration cost, registrations after August 1st purchase book on your own.

87. Microsoft Teams for Beginners

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Faculty / Staff

Dates: 8/16/2024

Learn the basics of Microsoft Teams. We will cover the essentials of how to access, manage, and engage with your colleagues and students on Microsoft Teams.

88. Upstate Institute - Food Service Personnel Conference - GENESEO -Register by August 1st

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: School district food service personnel: staff, supervisors, and directors

Dates: 8/20/2024

Upstate Institute for School Boards and Staff Development, through a partnership with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, is excited to host the Food Service Personnel Conference. This conference will feature Ervin Watson's, a 17-year veteran of school nutrition, keynote session "Bend Don't Break." The Conference will also feature additional sessions: civil rights and responsibilities in the school nutrition programs, gratitude workshop, FUNdamentals of school nutrition, communication, and chef demo.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Send information regarding any dietary allergies to UpstateInstitute@wflboces.org by August 1, 2024.

Registration deadline is August 1, 2024

89. SchoolTool Counseling Training - 9-11AM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School Counselors, Counseling Secretaries, Principals

Dates: 8/20/2024

For School Counselors, Principals
Counseling Search; Batch Enrollment Edit; Assessments; Batch Edit Schedules; Activities; User Defined Assessments; Course History; Alternative Enrollments; Retrieve Student Grades; Grades Tab; Reports; Managing Student Schedules

90. Upstate Institute - Food Service Personnel Conference - PALMYRA-MACEDON - Register by August 1st

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: School district food service personnel: staff, supervisors, and directors

Dates: 8/22/2024

New
Upstate Institute for School Boards and Staff Development, through a partnership with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, is excited to host the Food Service Personnel Conference at Palmyra-Macedon. This conference will feature Jeff Joiner's keynote session "How to Have More Fun, Less Stress, and Make Time Fly at Work!" The Conference will also feature additional sessions: civil rights and responsibilities in the school nutrition programs, and learning to work productively with people.

Brunch will be provided at 10:30am. Send information regarding any dietary allergies to UpstateInstitute@wflboces.org by August 1, 2024.

Registration deadline is August 1, 2024

91. SchoolTool Counseling Training - 1-3PM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School Counselors, Counseling Secretaries, Principals

Dates: 8/22/2024

For School Counselors, Principals
Counseling Search; Batch Enrollment Edit; Assessments; Batch Edit Schedules; Activities; User Defined Assessments; Course History; Alternative Enrollments; Retrieve Student Grades; Grades Tab; Reports; Managing Student Schedules

92. Ins & Outs of Section V: Policies, Procedures & Resources

Program: Section V Athletics

Audience: Athletic Directors, Athletic Office Personnel

Dates: 9/16/2024

This course will provide a deep dive in to Section V, the rules, regulations and policies of the organization and key take aways Athletic Directors need to know to operate within the regulations and policies and support student athletes, coaches, and all stakeholders.

93. New Athletic Director Series

Program: Section V Athletics

Audience: New Athletic Directors, Athletic Directors with one to three years of experience, all Athletic Directors

Dates: 9/16/2024 to 4/29/2025

This series is open to all Athletic Directors, but intentionally planned for first year ADs and those with one to three years of experience. Topics and discussion will include detailed support pertinent for new Athletic Directors relative to Section V Policy, NYSPHSAA Rules & Regulations, Strategies & Best Practices for Athletic Offices, and strategies for managing the day to day needs of an athletic office. In addition, this course will provide strategies and supports for Athletic Directors who also oversee Physical Education & Health in their Districts.

94. Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief in Schools (TIG) Core Curriculum Training - Register by August 16th

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School Trauma Teams - Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Communications Staff

Dates: 9/25/2024 to 12/11/2024

From Trauma to Healing; Building a Trauma Sensitive Approach to Service Delivery

There is a growing awareness that trauma is pervasive and that the impact of trauma is often deep and life shaping. Trauma and toxic stress are often at the center of a person's mental health challenges, substance use, physical health issues and/or involvement with the justice system. This means, whether or not it is fully recognized, staff at our school districts are working with survivors of trauma.

Creating a trauma-informed system requires not only understanding the impact of trauma, but implementing changes in the service delivery that align with the five core principles of trauma-centered safety: safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment.

This training aims to support staff by increasing their knowledge and capacity around the essential elements of a trauma-informed system and how that understanding can be applied to their daily practice and organizational culture.

Day 1: Grief and Loss; Trauma
Day 2: Chronic Illness; Suicide Assessment
Days 3 & 4: Group Crisis Response Skills (Critical Incident Stress Management)
Day 5: Threat Assessment Management; Infrastructure Development and Implementation

You must register by August 16, 2024

95. MTSS & Community Schools Roundtable #1 - Tier 1

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: MTSS Teams

Dates: 10/2/2024

The MTSS & Community Schools Roundtable events, offered in partnership with Finger Lakes Community Schools, are designed to bring local MTSS Teams together to learn, share, and to continue to build capacity in our region (and beyond) to ultimately ensure success for our students. The collaborative time is set up with connection and content in the morning, and then dedicated team work time, and support, in the afternoon. Our October Roundtable will focus on ensuring solid systems and structures, and ultimately a strong Tier 1 foundation.

96. Social Studies Cadre

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 6-12 social studies teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 10/17/2024 to 5/15/2025

The Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Staff Development Department and The Center for Professional Development and Education Reform (CPDER) at the University of Rochester, are excited to partner for Year 2 of the Social Studies Cadre. This work aims to build off of the success we've experienced with CPDER's past Social Studies, Math, and Science Cadres by bringing together regional grades 6-12 Social Studies teachers over the course of the school year.

This year's theme is: : "Recognizing and Addressing Misinformation and Disinformation in the Social Studies Classroom” Additional content/conceptual priorities to be integrated with this theme include:

1) understanding how, why, and where misinformation and disinformation proliferate in students' civic lives
2) situating how we study and teach about misinformation and disinformation in the current political climate
3) empowering youth to detect and discuss misinformation and disinformation and reduce their negative effects
4) teaching in alignment with culturally responsive/sustaining pedagogies and social studies standards

Facilitators: Dr. Kevin Meuwissen, Rhiannon White, and Amy Stell - Warner School of Education, University of Rochester; and Betsy Serapilio - Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES

*Lunch is included

97. Mentoring for the 21st Century

Program: Professional Development

Audience: P-16 General Education and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/19/2024

Mentoring relationships are central to the success of developing and retaining effective practitioners in our schools. Successful mentoring creates a collaborative instructional partnership by establishing the norm that learning is a lifelong process. This full-day session will provide strategies for mentor teachers to create a collaborative and trusting partnership with their mentees. Mentors will also be introduced to the NYS Mentoring Standards.

98. 2024-2025 Regional Mathematics Leadership Cadre Recognizing Brilliance in the Mathematics Classroom: Embracing Students as Sense Makers

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 teachers, teacher leaders, math coaches, and administrators

Dates: 10/23/2024 to 4/2/2025

The Center for Professional Development and Education Reform, in partnership with Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES, is once again offering an opportunity for teachers, teacher leaders, math coaches, and administrators to come together to learn, share resources and ideas, and provide support to each other as we work to successfully implement high-quality mathematics instruction for K-12 students. All students are capable of engaging in challenging mathematics, and "it is extremely important that students experience mathematics in ways that help them see the mathematical expertise that resides in themselves, their classmates, their families, and their communities.” (Seda and Brown, 2021,p. 27) To accomplish this, we, as mathematics educators, must view our students as capable mathematics learners with knowledge to share. This year's Cadre will continue our commitment to bring research to practice as we focus on recognizing brilliance in the mathematics classroom by embracing our students as sense makers.

**Note: Participants will complete approximately 2 hours of asynchronous work between sessions.

Morning Beverages and Lunch will be provided.

99. NYSPHSAA Rules & Regulations

Program: Section V Athletics

Audience: Section V Athletic Directors

Dates: 11/4/2024

This course will cover the NYSPHAA Rules & Regulations that are pertinent for Athletic Directors to ensure compliance in your athletic program. Facilitators: Jen Lapinski/Kathy Hoyt

100. Fall Regional DPO Meeting - Newark

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 11/5/2024

Join fellow regional Data Protection Officers in a quarterly meeting to learn about current data privacy topics, hear from relevant EduTech staff, share and collaborate with colleagues.

101. Fall Regional DPO Meeting - LeRoy

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 11/6/2024

Join fellow regional Data Protection Officers in a quarterly meeting to learn about current data privacy topics, hear from relevant EduTech staff, share and collaborate with colleagues.