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1. How Do We Do It All?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers of grades K-12, Team Leaders, Department Chairs

Dates: 2/10/2020 to 3/12/2020

Social Emotional Learning. The Next Generation Standards for ELA and Math. Science and Social Studies. Personalized Learning. How can we be expected to do it all and to do it well? Join Betsy Serapilio-Frank for a 3 non-consecutive day workshop and learn how to:

• Develop routines and procedures that create a safe and predictable space for learning and risk taking

• Model thinking, listening and speaking behaviors that students can emulate

• Create a practice of mindfulness and self-care for students and teachers

• Integrate content in a way that meets the standards and is natural to student learning

• Create learning opportunities through personalized Learning

Between sessions, participants will apply the learning. When the group reconvenes, we will share our experiences and reflect upon the ways in which the learning was applied.

Please bring a laptop, earbuds, a unit that you are currently teach, your expertise and an open mind.

***To learn about Residency Days, please contact Betsy Serapilio-Frank directly at Betsy.Frank@wflboces.org

2. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All School Personnel

Dates: 4/23/2020 to 4/24/2020

This is a workshop that from the start you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You will learn how to set high expectations of your students while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability while remaining supportive to young people. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts that we see daily in our schools.

On the second day staff are trained and coached to facilitate community building through the power of the circle. In addition, staff will focus on the process of the restorative circles. Circles are a crucial part of the process of building social capital, resolving social problems amongst staff and/or students and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment and encourage the Social and Emotional Learning. You will learn by participating in circles with others and taking turns to learn how to facilitate a circle. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle! This is an International Institute of Restorative Justice training provided by a licensed trainer. You will receive materials and books from IIRP at the successful completion of this workshop.

Cost of workshop includes IIRP resource books. Please register by April 8 to secure your book.

3. Understanding the Impact of Trauma with Staff and Students

Program: Professional Development

Audience: This course is designed for School Personnel

Dates: 4/28/2020

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Participants will explore the impact of trauma on student learning by developing an understanding of the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs). They will also learn about brain development in order to anchor their understanding of the effects of trauma on the development of language and social skills.

Participants will explore strategies that support student learning and will gain insight about how to create a classroom community of care that supports facets of social emotional learning. The community circle will be demonstrated and practiced throughout the day.

Additionally, this workshop will address compassion fatigue (secondary trauma) and the importance of self-care.

4. Responsive Classroom - Middle School Core Course

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 5--8 Teachers

Dates: 4/30/2020 to 5/29/2020

Must attend all four days

In this interactive and engaging four-day course, you'll learn how to design and implement a middle school experience that's responsive to the developmental strengths and needs of young adolescents-while helping your students develop the academic, emotional and social skills they need to be successful.

Topics Include:


•Creating a safe, positive, and inclusive community with the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline


•Holding Responsive Advisory Meetings-a core practice for middle school


•Using teacher language to encourage student engagement and help them become more responsible and respectful


•Applying new strategies for effective classroom management


•And so much more

No prerequisite. Suitable for grades 5-8

Resources include: Entry plan (electronic), 2 Books - Building an Academic Community and Yardsticks

The price of this workshop includes two books

5. Cross District Collaboration of Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainers

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Current TCIS Trainers

Dates: 5/1/2020

This workshop will focus on best practices with delivering the TCIS curriculum.

- Trainers will be able to engage in authentic dialogue around the organizational culture of TCIS at their districts while sharing successes and obstacles they faced this school year.
- Reflect on current practices with designing refreshers, testing and coaching at the district/site level.
- Engage in authentic dialogue around the TCIS framework and how it supports the SEL framework.
- Collaborate around new ideas as it relates to Social Emotional Learning and other current practices of the Culture of Care.
- The community circle will be practiced through the TCIS lens.
- Trauma sensitive practices will be examined through the TCIS lens.
- Time for discussion how to apply the learning to real life practices.

6. Great Instruction + Excellent Assessment - Lame Tests = Student Success!

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers (All Grades And Content), Instructional Coaches, Building and District Leaders PK-12

Dates: 5/13/2020

"Everyone deserves a balanced and healthy diet." ~Tier 1 Instruction and Assessment for All

Frequent testing does not improve student learning outcomes any more than frequent weigh-ins improve health. When districts, schools, and teachers develop a healthy instruction and assessment system, everyone benefits! Administrators and mental health professionals have fewer fires to put out, teachers have a strong sense of how to help their students learn, and students have a clear picture of their strengths and a pathway for improving their performance.

"Looks like you have a second degree burn. Let's get this covered up so you don't get an infection." ~Tier 2 Instructional Intervention and Assessment

When students are struggling, what instructional and assessment steps can you take to turbocharge a student's learning so they can catch up to their peers? We can borrow from first responder protocols and apply these lessons to our instruction and assessment. In particular, we will learn about how to use state test question stems to build supportive classroom formative assessments in ELA and math that are aligned to the Next Generation Learning Standards.

"Annie, Annie, are you OK? Call 9-1-1!"~Tier 3 Instructional Intervention and Assessment

When students are in crisis, it is important to provide immediate and critical learning and social-emotional supports. Discover how lessons from the ER apply to students who need intensive services.

Please join us for a day jam-packed with actionable steps to improve your instruction and assessment.

7. Responsive Classroom - Elementary Core Course

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades K--6 Teachers

Dates: 5/19/2020 to 6/5/2020

Must attend all four days

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive-while helping your students develop strong social, emotional and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll develop a clear understanding of how to mindfully and holistically apply the Responsive Classroom approach to your unique setting through:


• Structuring your space to consider and meet the needs of all students

• Beginning and ending the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle

• Exploring proactive practices such as Interactive Modeling, Role Play and Guided Discovery to support student success

• Generating Hopes and Dreams with students as a foundation for establishing rules

• Integrating energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

• Providing students with autonomy in their learning with Academic Choice lessons

• Using self-reflective practices for continuous growth

No prerequisite. Suitable for grades K-6

Resources include: Elementary Core Course Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School and Yardsticks

The price of this workshop includes two books

8. Responsive Classroom - Elementary Advanced Course

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades K--6 Teachers

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/23/2020

Must attend all four days

Responsive Classroom helps teachers learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive-while helping your students develop strong social, emotional and academic skills. This Elementary Advanced Course is designed to increase your knowledge and expand your teaching strategies and practices to strengthen the Responsive Classroom approach you're already using.

In this four-day, interactive training course, you will learn new methods and strategies including:


• Engaging Academics: Teacher language, open-ended questions, Academic Choice, and Guided Discovery. We'll also cover the language of learning, including core thinking, speaking and listening skills.


• Effective Management: Classroom organization, as well as effective behavior management tools such as problem-solving conferences and role-play.


• And much more

Course prerequisite: Attendance at Responsive Classroom Elementary Core Course

Resources include: Elementary Advanced Course Resource Book

The price of this workshop includes two books