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1. Student Directed IEP Process - Administrators' Overview - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Administrators leading District Teams in the "Student Directed IEP" Training Series

Dates: 9/25/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 9:00-12:00

Location: N/W

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Note: This 1st session is for the administrator(s) who will be involved with the entire training series related to the Student-Directed IEP Process. The facilitators will review the project that a district team is committing to; including project outcomes, expectations, and structure. The session will be from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Please see the description below for further information: Student-Directed IEP Description A student-directed IEP process refers to a range of methods, strategies, and approaches that are designed to provide support to students with disabilities for participating in the IEP process to the maximum extent possible. Student involvement in the IEP development process and transition planning leads to more successful post-secondary outcomes. This process is directly supported by NYSED’s Blueprint for Improved Results for Students With Disabilities. This training series requires district teams including an Administrator who will attend all sessions. Administrators will attend an initial overview meeting to review project outcomes and expectations: September 25, 2018, 9:00-12:00. Team members who are participating in the project will be attending four monthly sessions, 8:30-3:30, and the Project Showcase: October 17, 2018 November 14, 2018 January 9, 2019 (snowdate January 30, 2019) March 20, 2019 May 31, 2019 (Project Showcase) During these sessions, participants will be provided with explicit instruction on the student-directed IEP process, team-specific action planning, work time for project development and implementation, and showcase preparation. Interim technical assistance will be provided between regional sessions. The facilitation team will include members of the Mid-Hudson RSE-TASC and The Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center. Participation is limited.

2. Transition in the IEP Boot Camp for Indicator 13 Self-Review Reporting Districts Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: District Indicator #13 Self-review Team: including Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, PPS Directors, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 9/26/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:30-2:30

Location: Conference Room B/C

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Districts completing Indicator 13 Self-Reviews for 18/19, 19/20 and 20/21 school years are invited to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Review the NYSPP #13 Protocol 2. Evaluate district IEPs for regulation and best practice around transition 3. Identify district transition practice needs 4. Develop action plans WHAT TO BRING: 1. District Indicator Self-review team 2. District IEPs Participants will have an opportunity to review their own IEPs for evidence of alignment to SPP Indicator 13. **More information will be provided if district is using this opportunity as a practice review or the formal Indicator #13 Self-review** NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

3. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified K-12 Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 9/26/2018

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This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Practice evidence collection and alignment
- Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
- Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

4. Testing Accommodations - Location: Orange/Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 9/27/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Conference Room B

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation
•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations
•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP
•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

5. LIVE LABS: What's That Sound

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 9/27/2018

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With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

WHAT'S THAT SOUND?: Sound can do many things: it can alert, it can inform, it can entertain, and it can cause harm. What is sound, and why is it so important to our existence? This Live Lab will explore the dimensions of sound through an understanding of vibrations. We will construct sound-producing instruments in order to measure and describe frequencies and amplitude in relation to sound quality. We will examine the biology of ears that allow for optimal hearing. Finally, we will explore the many ways in which animals use sound for communication and survival. Physical Science and Life Science

6. Understanding and Embracing the New AASL School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Certified School Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2018

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In this one-day hands-on seminar, school librarians will examine and digest our new library standards. Through engaging activities and planning, librarians will exit feeling equipped to tweak their library program for new standards and our 21st Century Education models. Librarians will share ideas, set goals, and brainstorm program modifications to begin to align their instruction with new standards.

DISCUSSION SCENARIOS INCLUDE:
How do I meet standards if you find yourself void of classroom collaboration?
What is the link between technology tools and new standards?
Where does reading fit into the standards and more?

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
Identify strengths and areas for improvement in their library program
Leave with new ideas on meeting the AASL Standards for Learners and Librarians
Plan lessons that incubate Inquiry, Collaboration, Student Engagement and Technology

TOPICS INCLUDE:
New National Standards for Librarians
Inquiry Based Collaborative Learning
Technology Tools
Library Reading Programs
Literacy Ecosystems and Student Engagement

This workshop is a collaboration between Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster BOCES School Library Systems. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

7. Testing Accommodations - Location: Webutuck

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 9/28/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, September, 28, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:


•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation


•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations


•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP


•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

8. Starting Your School Year With G Suite: Creating, Collaborating & Communicating with Google

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/28/2018

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Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using applications in G Suite. In this session, you will experience creating documents that you can collaborate on and share with your colleagues, students, and families.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create and format a document
*Create and manage folders

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* G-Suite Overview
* Google Drive
* Google Documents

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

9. HVTOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 10/1/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field.

10. CPSE/CSE Chairperson training Fall 2018-Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, School Psychologists, Subcommittee Chairs

Dates: 10/4/2018 to 11/1/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Thursday October 4, Thursday October 11, Thursday October 18, Thursday October 25, Thursday November 1

Location: 900 Dutchess TPKE Poughkeepsie

In this five day training (plus optional half-day CPSE module), Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education: This is the approximate breakdown of topics 1. Regulatory Foundations (Day 1) 2. Referral (Day 1) 3. Evaluation (Day 2) 4. Eligibility (Day 2) 5. IEP Development (Days 3 & 4) 6. IEP Implementation (Day 5) 7. Annual Review (Day 5) 8. Reevaluation (Day 5) 9. Effective Meetings (Day 5) 10. CPSE November 1 To complete the training, participants must attend Modules 1-9 Presenter: Brian Orzell - Regional Training Specialist This training is designed for newer Chairpersons; however, veteran chairs would benefit and are welcomed. Participants will receive a binder and a flash drive. The binder will contain paper copies of all materials required for the in-person training. The flash drive will contain additional memos and guidance materials that are important resources for Chairpersons. If you are making up a session from a previous round, please contact me via email that you are making up a session. This training must have a minimum of 8 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. For more information about the training: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/profdevelop.htm For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org

11. Digital Literacy: Podcasts in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers [6-12; all content areas]

Dates: 10/4/2018 to 12/14/2018

How is digital media changing our views of literacy? Podcasts are basically topical radio shows that people create themselves about whatever they are interested in or passionate about. The production, planning and execution of a podcast can be a wonderful platform for students of all levels to demonstrate their mastery of literacy standards at a variety of grade levels. This workshop will engage teachers in the identification of topics, creation of projects and ultimately the integration of this media platform into the curriculum of any discipline.

PODCASTS ARE ABLE TO:
- Serve as vehicles for content
- Supplement curriculum
- Serve as "anchor texts", along with transcripts, for students to practice guided reading strategies

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify podcasts as possible supplements to content
- Explore classroom relevant podcast topics, presenters and production methods
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Create optional project extensions aligned to curriculum
- Practice creating digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Differentiation of Products
- Formative Assessment
- Peer-to-Peer Assessment
- Increasing Student Independence
- Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

12. What's Trending?: Current Technology Trends and your Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K- 12 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Technology Instructors.

Dates: 10/4/2018

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of technology available to use in your classroom? Come learn about trending technology tools usable in all grade levels. These new tools, plus updates to some of your favorites, were introduced at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) summer conference. Also, learn about assessing tech tools using the Triple E Framework from the book, Learning First, Technology Second by Dr. Liz Kolb. https://www.tripleeframework.com/about.html

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Discuss trending technology tools
* Choose an appropriate technology tool using the Triple E Framework Rubric
* Learn how to apply the Triple E Framework

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Trending technology tools
* Triple E Framework
* ISTE Standards

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

13. Create & Collaborate in Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/4/2018

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Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using applications in G Suite. In this session, you will explore Google Classroom. Learn how to add students, assign classwork, grade collaborate with your colleagues. You will also learn how to share data with both students, and families.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create and format a Google Classroom
*Manage Classroom folder's
*Manage Classroom Calendar's

TOPICS INCLUDE: * G-Suite Overview
* Google Classroom
* Google Documents & Calendars

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

14. C.A.I.T. Meeting OCTOBER

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Tech Integration Specialists, Technology Directors, Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2018

The Curriculum and Assessment and Instructional Technology (CAIT) council will discuss technology planning as it relates to curriculum and staff development including the best practices and uses of instructional technology. The group will include tech directors, classroom teachers, technology integration specialists, along with building and/or district administrators and open to collaboration with any relevant parties. The committee will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools. The committee will meet regularly and develop recommendations based on a collective process.

15. Create with Google Slides

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2018

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Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using applications in G Suite. In this session, you will explore Google Slides. Learn how students can work together to create beautiful interactive multimedia presentations with Google Slides.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create and format a Google Slides presentation
*Insert multimedia into Slides
*Create an interactive Q&A section with your Slides

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* G-Suite Overview
* Google Slides
* You Tube

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

16. Grades K-5 Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA Series: Skills for Success

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 10/9/2018 to 3/18/2019

This series of workshops will deepen elementary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in English Language Arts and nurture skills essential to developing student success and lifelong literacy learning.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of ELA/Literacy standards
-Leveraging standard/curriculum prioritization to develop learning intentions and define success criteria
-Alignment standards, learning intentions, assessments and scoring
-Developing student self-assessment to inform instruction
-Guiding curriculum work and “next moves” through the examination of data

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and prioritize standards & curriculum
- Create Next Generation-aligned learning intentions
- Define success criteria and align assessments and scoring with learning intentions
- Develop learning progressions and design quick progress checks aligned with learning intentions
- Promote student self-assessment and use data to prioritize curricula

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

17. Transition Assessments to Inform the Development of the Individualized Education Program Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - CSE Chairs, Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 10/10/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, October 10, 2018; 8:30-3:30

Location: Dutchess BOCES

The focus of this workshop is on identifying and utilizing assessments to drive transition planning as well as the development of post-secondary IEP goals. Middle and High School CSE chairs, educators, school counselors and school psychologists are strongly encouraged to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Define transition assessment 2. Identify transition assessments that are useful in developing post-secondary goals in the areas of Education/Training, Employment and Independent Living 3. Utilize transition assessment information to guide development of the IEP Each participant will review actual assessments appropriate for students with a variety of classifications and needs. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

18. K – 12 Literacy Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K – 12 teachers; Reading Teachers; Literacy Instruction Coaches; ELA/Literacy teacher leaders

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

This network of classroom teachers, teacher leaders, reading teachers, and instructional coaches will meet six times over the course of the school year to focus on best practices in literacy, stay current on initiatives from the State Education Department, continue preparation for the Next Generation Learning Standards, and engage in professional dialogue around a variety of topics.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Exploration of ELA/Literacy standards and crosswalks
- Best instructional practices by age and stage
- Responding to struggling learners in the classroom and out
- RTI and applying authentic assessment and data-informed instruction
- Integrating/collaborating with other subject areas
- Other topics guided by group need and interest

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and identify the implications of the new standards for classroom instruction
- Articulate best practices in literacy and identify strategies to support struggling learners
- Develop and/or utilize authentic assessment tools and interpret assessment information to inform instruction
- Define ways to connect content area learning for more meaningful instruction

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

19. Social Worker RoundTable Workshop

Program: Special Education

Audience: Social Workers/Counselors

Dates: 10/11/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Room 137

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Professional work group offers school counselors and social workers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques. General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBAs, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues and agency connections.

20. Create. Collaborate. Communicate - Google Suite. Math using Forms & Sheets

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2018

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Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using applications in G Suite. In this session, you will explore Google Forms. Learn how students can work together to create colorful charts in Google Sheets using data collected through Google Forms. Create exit tickets, quizzes, and surveys all in Google Forms.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create and format a Google Form
*Analyze data in Google Sheets
*Create a chart of your data in Google Sheets

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* G-Suite Overview
* Google Forms
* Google Sheets

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

21. Auditing Your Library Collection for Diversity

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians in Dutchess County

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 1/31/2019

This 10-hour combination face-to-face and online course created by the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Diversity PLN will lead us through an analysis of our collection using Karen Jensen’s diversity audit method. After an introduction to the state of diversity in children’s and YA publishing, we will use the demographics of our own school districts to determine the categories we choose to audit. Two face-to-face meetings will introduce us to the process and allow us to come together at the end to talk about how to promote and program using the riches we have discovered in our collections. Interim check-ins and discussion via Google Classroom will keep us on-task and connected.

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

22. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 10/12/2018

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This is a quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

23. Starting Your School Year With G Suite: Creating, Collaborating & Communicating with Google

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2018

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Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using applications in G Suite. In this session, you will experience creating documents that you can collaborate on and share with your colleagues, students, and families.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create and format a document
*Create and manage folders

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* G-Suite Overview
* Google Drive
* Google Documents

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

24. Technology In Education Series: Improving Digital Literacy - Keeping Students Safe While Researching and Identifying Real News

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teachers. Librarians. Reading teachers. Technology instructors.

Dates: 10/12/2018

More and more, people are becoming active producers of online information instead of passive consumers. We changed our habits from publishing in diaries and journals to sharing our thoughts online on Facebook, Twitter, websites, and various other media. With all this posting, when we send our students to the internet to research a topic or fact-find, how do we teach them to discern what is fact, what is opinion, what is reliable, and what is valid? In this workshop participants will learn techniques to help students become discriminating consumers of information while continuing to "engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices." (ISTE Standards for Students 2016)

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Learn strategies to keep students safe online
* Learn strategies to help student be responsible digital citizens
* Learn ways to help students identify valid online resources.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Digital Citizenship
* Real News
* Fact Checking

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

25. Building Instructional Websites

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All content area teachers - All grades

Dates: 10/15/2018

Your classroom website is the window into your curriculum for your students and their parents. What is yours saying about you? Explore the ability to communicate directly with students and their families, increase student accountability, communicate expectations and timelines and engage in class discussions all in one place. Creating an online community for your students can be a valuable tool to help facilitate better communication between teacher and students. It can also streamline some of the organizational systems to help make your classroom more efficient.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Develop an instructional website specific to their needs
- Explore a variety of tools to make a professional quality website
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Google Sites (new & old)
- Additional website development resources
- Integration of organizational tools (calendars, gradebooks, lesson materials, etc)
- Providing student access to materials and resources
- Giving students a new format to capture their learning (portfolio)

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

26. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Administrators responsible for evaluating teachers who have not been trained as lead evaluators

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 10/16/2018

This two-day workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- New York State Teaching Standards
- Evidence-based observation techniques
- Application and use of the New York State approved teacher practice rubrics
- Next Generation Learning Standards
- APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs
- Statewide Instructional Reporting System
- Application and use of the student growth and value-added growth models
- Special considerations for evaluating teachers of English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda
- Use the evidence cycle in the observation process
- Explain SLO and state growth scores
- Review locally selected measures

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

27. Differentiating Literacy for the Digital Student

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 12/6/2018

In our classrooms we know that improving literacy is the key to improving understanding of the content. Using digital sources for your texts allows you to quickly make accommodations and provide scaffolding for students to access the important content quicker, easier and with more depth. We will explore how to apply guided reading and other literacy strategies and create texts with embedded accommodations to help all students master the material.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Review & apply guided reading strategies to grade level texts
- Explore features of Google: Docs, Slides & Classroom
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Demonstrate understanding through the creation of standards aligned materials
- Practice creating digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Differentiation of Products
- Formative Assessment
- Student Self-Assessment
- Increasing Student Independence
- Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

28. Student Directed IEP Process - Training Series - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Student DIrected IEP District teams

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 5/31/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesdays - October 17, November 14, January 9, March 20 & Friday May 31- 8:30-3:30

Location: N/W

This training series requires district teams including an Administrator who will attend all sessions. A student-directed IEP process refers to a range of methods, strategies, and approaches that are designed to provide support to students with disabilities for participating in the IEP process to the maximum extent possible. Student involvement in the IEP development process and transition planning leads to more successful post-secondary outcomes. This process is directly supported by NYSED’s Blueprint for Improved Results for Students With Disabilities. Administrators will attend an initial overview meeting to review project outcomes and expectations: September 25, 2018, 9:00-12:00. Team members who are participating in the project will be attending four monthly sessions, 8:30-3:30, and the Project Showcase: October 17, 2018 November 14, 2018 January 9, 2019 (snowdate January 30, 2019) March 20, 2019 May 31, 2019 (Project Showcase) During these sessions, participants will be provided with explicit instruction on the student-directed IEP process, team-specific action planning, work time for project development and implementation, and showcase preparation. Interim technical assistance will be provided between regional sessions. The facilitation team will include members of the Mid-Hudson RSE-TASC and The Hudson Valley Special Education Parent Center. Participation is limited.

29. 3-D Learning In Science: Parts, Pieces, and Putting It All Together In Your Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers

Dates: 10/17/2018

Three dimensional learning (3-D Learning) will be practiced using content models. Participants will gain an understanding of the disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, and cross-cutting concepts that collectively form 3-D learning. Hands-on activities will facilitate transfer of skills from the workshop to the classroom.
Prerequisite: Introductory training in the NYSSLS

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify and incorporate the four disciplinary core ideas
- Identify and incorporate the eight science and engineering practices
- Identify and incorporate the seven cross cutting concepts that form 3-D science learning

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

30. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/17/2018

Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. There is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment. These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, digital devices, social media and bullying. The meetings will provide a forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
Participants will be able to: * Determine topics of specific interest in elementary education * Discuss areas of success and challenge * Attend a collegial circle to build professional growth * Determine specific topics that build professional development
Topics include: * Digital devices and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * Others as requested by participants
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

31. Social Studies Book Club: Fascism: A Warning & On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century

Program: School Library System

Audience: Dutchess County Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 12/12/2018

This workshop meets three times with each session three-hours in length. Each session will explore recent political events around the world as well as leaders whose actions pose a threat to international peace. Participants will discuss compelling and supporting questions about politics, authority and international relations. Each participant will read former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s book Fascism: A Warning and Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century. Participants should read pages 1-120 of Fascism by October 17, pages 121-254 of Fascism by November 14 and all of On Tyranny by December 12.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Discuss the impacts of various political leaders and events of the 20th and 21st centuries
- Compare and contrast political movements of the post-WWII world around the globe

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Fascism
- World order
- 20th and 21st century foreign policy
- Contemporary political culture
- Citizenship
- Viability of democracy

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

32. The Power of the Adolescent Brain - with Dr. Thomas Armstrong

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/18/2018

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This workshop will be covering eight key neuroscience research findings concerning how the adolescent brain develops. Participants will look at specific vulnerabilities associated with the teenage years and examine how these factors influence brain development. The core of the workshop will include a detailed look at eight key interventions that secondary schools need to integrate into their classrooms.

33. Create & Collaborate in Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2018

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Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using applications in G Suite. In this session, you will explore Google Classroom. Learn how to add students, assign classwork, grade collaborate with your colleagues. You will also learn how to share data with both students, and families.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create and format a Google Classroom
*Manage Classroom folder's
*Manage Classroom Calendar's

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* G-Suite Overview
* Google Classroom
* Google Documents & Calendars

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

34. The Special Education Process Series for Building Leaders: Part 201 Regulations - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School Building leaders and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 10/19/2018

Meeting Times: Friday October 19, 2018 8:30-11:30

Location: 900 Dutchess Tpke Poughkeepsie

This series of workshops is designed to deepen a school building leader’s understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. Collaboration between school buildings and special education central office is essential for successful outcomes for Students With Disabilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions with a special education administrator colleague. At this session, participants will review and explore:

•Disciplinary procedures for Students With Disabilities This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

35. The Special Education Process Series for Building Leaders: Regulatory Foundations - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School Building leaders and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 10/19/2018

Meeting Times: Friday October 19, 2018 12:30-3:30

Location: 900 Dutchess Tpke Poughkeepsie

This series of workshops is designed to deepen a school building leader’s understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. Collaboration between school buildings and special education central office is essential for successful outcomes for Students With Disabilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions with a special education administrator colleague. At this session, participants will review and explore:

•Federal and State laws and regulations that govern Special Education

•The State Performance Plan

•Procedural Safeguard Notice

•The process for obtaining Accessible Instructional Materials

•Current graduation options This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

36. Ulster County Transition Council @ Resource Center for Accessible Living-RCAL

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All stakeholders involved with students with disabilities and transition planning and services-

Dates: 10/19/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: 727 Ulster Ave, Kingston, NY 12401

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The Ulster County Transition Council is a group of voluntary members including individuals from Ulster County school districts; state agencies; community-based organizations; post-secondary education programs and parent groups. Each key stakeholder contributes unique perspectives during monthly meetings to facilitate a student-centered collaborative effort between families, schools, agencies and community to create stronger partnerships for students to successfully transition from school to adult life. We welcome you to attend or send a representative to engage in important discussions on supports, services and opportunities for students with disabilities to successfully transition to post secondary outcomes.

37. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 10/19/2018

Building administration can be an overwhelming experience, especially for principals who may be the only administrator in your building. Principals collaborating and sharing both problems and solutions can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Middle School Principals’ Meetings are structured to provide a place to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders. Current topics of relevance include:

• Professional Development Opportunities

• Grants

• RTI

• CBT

• Adaptive Schools Strategies

• Building a Collaborative Culture

• Data Informed Instruction

• School-Community Relations

• ASCA Model

NOTE: Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually:10/19/18, 11/30/18, 2/8/19, and 5/17/19.

38. Technology in Education Series: Redesigning Learning Spaces - Makerspaces in Your School

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12, Librarians K-12

Dates: 10/19/2018

This workshop is part of the new Technology In Education Series which is based on the research reported in the annual Horizon Report. Interested in becoming part of the Maker movement? Computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace initiatives are at the leading edge of educational innovation. But how do these concepts differ and how are they related? In this workshop we will define each one. Learn how you can incorporate these concepts into your lessons and how to create a Makerspace for your students no matter the size of your classroom or budget.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Compare and contrast the concepts computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace
*Create a lesson that includes one or more of these concepts
*Learn of resources to support their work

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Makerspace
* Caine's Arcade
* Computational thinking
* STEM

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

39. The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students-Dr. Thomas Armstrong

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2018

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
This workshop will by covering eight key neuroscience research findings concerning how the adolescent brain develops. Participants will look at specific vulnerabilities associated with the teenage years and examine how these factors influence brain development. The core of the workshop will include a detailed look at eight key interventions that secondary schools need to integrate into their classrooms.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong: Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

40. Grades K-5 Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics Series: Skills for Success

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 10/22/2018 to 2/4/2019

This series of workshops will deepen elementary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics and nurture skills essential to developing student success in learning math content and practices.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics
-Visible Learning for mathematics
-The Power of “I Can” statements in mathematics
-Progression of mathematical concepts across grade levels and connecting math practices across other content areas
-Formative assessment and module adaptations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define changes to their grade level standards
- Apply concepts of Visible Learning in mathematics teaching
- Craft standards-based “I Can” statements
- Identify and utilize progression of mathematical concepts
- Capitalize on connections between math practices and practices in other content areas
- Develop formative assessments and interpret formative assessment data
- Critically assess math module content for alignment

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

41. Progress Monitoring - Location: Sullivan BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 10/23/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:30-3:30

Location: #1

This full-day workshop will be presented in two parts: Part one will focus on the use of tools to collect, graph, and analyze student data progressing toward the achievement of Measurable Annual Goals. Part two will focus on the “Method” used for progress monitoring and the measurability of goals. In this full-day workshop, participants will:
•Understand regulatory requirements/mandates for progress monitoring
•Learn to graph, analyze and present “user-friendly” student progress monitoring data (goal line, trend, slope)
•Use tools for progress monitoring (Frontline/IEP Direct, Microsoft Excel) as well as a variety of free tools found on www.interventioncentral.org
•Understand how to use student progress monitoring data to inform instruction/therapy
•Connect student progress, progress reports, and measurable annual goals
•Review current measurable annual goals for measurability
•Research various “Methods” used to assess skill progress This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

42. Graduation Options; Location-Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Administrators, Principals, CSE Chairpersons, General and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 10/24/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room

This full day workshop will cover the updated required components for graduation and exiting options-Regents, 4 + 1 Pathways, Local Diploma, Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, as well as Superintendent's Determination and evidence-based practices and resources to assist staff in supporting students to meet their full potential. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials. Participants will receive multiple resources to use as reference tools. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

43. Grades 6-12 Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA Series: Skills for Success

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6- 12 Teachers of English Language Arts

Dates: 10/25/2018 to 3/26/2019

This series of workshops will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in English Language Arts and nurture skills essential to developing student success and lifelong literacy learning.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of ELA/Literacy standards
-Leveraging standard/curriculum prioritization to develop learning intentions and define success criteria
-Alignment standards, learning intentions, assessments and scoring
-Developing student self-assessment to inform instruction
-Guiding curriculum work and “next moves” through the examination of data

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and prioritize standards & curriculum
- Create Next Generation-aligned learning intentions
- Define success criteria and align assessments and scoring with learning intentions
- Develop learning progressions and design quick progress checks aligned with learning intentions
- Promote student self-assessment and use data to prioritize curricula

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

44. LIVE LABS: Light Up Your World

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 10/25/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

LIGHT UP YOUR WORLD: Light means life, but what is light? This Live Lab session will focus on deconstructing the concepts of visible light as an agent that stimulates sight. We will experiment with optics using science phenomena, and explore the effect of light source on sight. Finally, we’ll explore the world of bioluminescence in the natural world. Physical Science and Life Science

45. Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants & Aides, Service Providers

Dates: 10/26/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

A significant number of children experience trauma, and the effects can be profound. It is imperative, therefore, that school settings be safe, trauma-sensitive spaces where teachers support children in creating positive self-identities. This workshop will look at the definition of trauma, “Big Ideas” to help you create a Trauma-Sensitive classroom, and strategies you can use in your classroom. We will also address self-care for adults who work with traumatized children.

46. The Special Education Process Series for Building Leaders: CSE Process - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School Building leaders and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2018

Meeting Times: Friday October 26, 2018 8:30-11:30

This series of workshops is designed to deepen a school building leader’s understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. Collaboration between school buildings and special education central office is essential for successful outcomes for Students With Disabilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions with a special education administrator colleague. At this session, participants will review and explore:
•Referral procedures
•Pre-referral interventions
•CSE timelines
•CSE membership
•Forms and notices related to CSE process
•IEP Dissemination and Implementation
•Declassification This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

47. The Special Education Process Series for Building Leaders: Testing Accommodations - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School Building leaders and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2018

Meeting Times: Friday October 26, 2018 12:30-3:30

This series of workshops is designed to deepen a school building leader’s understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. Collaboration between school buildings and special education central office is essential for successful outcomes for Students With Disabilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions with a special education administrator colleague. At this session, participants will review and explore:
•The purpose of Testing Accommodations
•The new manual format
•Current policy details about Testing Accommodations
•Testing accommodations for Computer-Based Testing
•Documentation and implementation of allowable Testing Accommodations This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

48. Leadership Instittute - Leading Change Together

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/26/2018 to 11/2/2018

In this two-session, interactive institute, educators and leaders at all levels will be invited to explore a new, developmental model for capacity building in individuals, teams, schools, districts, and systems. Drawing from and extending the facilitators’ new book, Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018), the institute introduces adult developmental theory and promising practices for building capacity system wide. Participants will explore five interconnected drivers of growth and change—theory, culture, the pillar practices of collaboration, feedback, and sustainability—and practical strategies for each that can be implemented in any school or district. Participants will have multiple opportunities to apply learnings, develop action plans, and enhance their practice of supporting adult growth.
Specifically, during these sessions, you will:Learn about adult developmental theory and its practical implications for leadership, collaboration, and capacity building; Explore key elements of a developmental model for leading change—including theory, building growth enhancing cultures, implementing the pillar practices (i.e., teaming, inviting adults into leadership roles—lifting leadership, collegial inquiry, mentoring/developmental coaching), a developmental approach to giving and receiving feedback, and sustainability; and Engage in reflection, application exercises, transfer to practice, case discussion, and action planning to apply key ideas to current and future practice.
Ellie Drago-Severson is a professor in the Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is also the director of the PhD program in Education Leadership, and the faculty director and co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change. br/> Jessica Blum-DeStefano is a co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change and a co-instructor in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University—both with Ellie.

49. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Initial - NEW DATE/TIME

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District Administrators responsible for evaluating principals who have not been trained as lead evaluators

Dates: 10/26/2018

This two-day workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda
- Use the evidence cycle in the observation process
- Explain SLO and state growth scores
- Review locally selected measures

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards
- Evidence-based observation techniques
- Application and use of the New York State approved principal practice rubrics
- APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs
- Statewide Instructional Reporting System
- Application and use of the student growth and value-added growth models
- Special considerations for evaluating principals of English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

50. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for Evaluating Principals

Dates: 10/26/2018

In compliance with the regulatory requirements §3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification. This half-day workshop for Principal Evaluators is designed to promote quality and consistency in principal evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. This law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct principal evaluations, and periodically be recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)




•Practice evidence collection and alignment




•Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric TOPICS INCLUDE:




•Evidence collection, alignment and scoring




•Professional Conversations




•District Specific Principal Practice Rubric Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

51. Grades 6-12 Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics Series: Skills for Success

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 1/29/2019

This series of workshops will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics and nurture skills essential to developing student success in learning math content and practices.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics
-Visible Learning for mathematics
-The Power of “I Can” statements in mathematics
-Progression of mathematical concepts across grade levels and connecting math practices across other content areas
-Formative assessment and module adaptations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define changes to their grade level standards
- Apply concepts of Visible Learning in mathematics teaching
- Craft standards-based “I Can” statements
- Identify and utilize progression of mathematical concepts
- Capitalize on connections between math practices and practices in other content areas
- Develop formative assessments and interpret formative assessment data
- Critically assess math module content for alignment

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

52. Technology in Education Series: The Rise of STEAM Learning - The Novel Engineering Approach to STEAM

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teacher K-12. Art teachers. Librarians. Science teachers

Dates: 11/1/2018

Interested in incorporating STEAM into your curriculum but have limited resources? Experience how third graders learned and applied the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process using spaghetti, index cards, lifesavers, pipe cleaners, shoe boxes and other household items to tackle collaborative and independent STEAM design challenges. We will also use Tuft University's Novel Engineering Approach that infuses literacy into the STEAM design. Learn about leading your students through design iterations while helping them to maintain a grade-level appropriate science notebook that can be used for assessment. In this workshop, teachers will step into the role of their students and be engaged in five design challenges that address both the New York State Science Learning Standards for Students and the International Society for Technology in Education’s Digital Age Standards for Students.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Lead their classes in five inexpensive hands-on STEAM design challenges
* Activate students’ prior knowledge and enhance learning using STEAM related picture books, videos, and interactive digital resources.
* Define the STEAM acronym, and understand the history behind the STEAM movement.
* Define the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process and know how to apply it to STEAM lessons.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* STEAM
* Engineering Design Challenge
* The Maker Movement and Caine's Arcade

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

53. Teaching Literacy to Atypical Learners - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Administrators, other service providers.

Dates: 11/2/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, November 2, 2018, 8:30 to 3:30

Location: IS TLC Lab

This workshop will present strategies for teaching literacy to students with developmental delays, with considerations for students on the Spectrum. During the workshop we will define who Atypical Learners are. We will look at Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Research-Based Strategies, Literacy Strategies for Teachers, and Special Considerations in Teaching Reading to Children with Autism.

54. C.A.I.T. Meeting - NOVEMBER

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Tech Integration Specialists, Technology Directors, Teachers

Dates: 11/2/2018

The Curriculum and Assessment and Instructional Technology (CAIT) council will discuss technology planning as it relates to curriculum and staff development including the best practices and uses of instructional technology. The group will include tech directors, classroom teachers, technology integration specialists, along with building and/or district administrators and open to collaboration with any relevant parties. The committee will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools. The committee will meet regularly and develop recommendations based on a collective process.

55. HVTOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 11/5/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field.

56. Exploring Computer Science & the Hour of Code

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers (Grades 3-10)

Dates: 11/6/2018

Do you want a computer science curriculum to incorporate into your class or club? Maybe you are looking to revise materials that you have been using to teach coding, logic, and other computer science concepts. Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a National Science Foundation/Code.org sourced computer science curriculum that introduces students to the essential skills for the economy & digital culture that they are engaged in. In addition, learn about The Hour of Code, an international event that your students can participate in with students from all over the world. Come explore the materials, participate in activities and leave with a number of resources for use with multiple grade levels, skill levels and content areas.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Explore the essential elements of programming and programming languages
- Explore computer science activities for use with all content areas
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Develop an understanding of the ISTE standards
- Practice managing digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Human Computer Interaction
- Problem Solving
- Web Design
- Programming
- Computing and Data Analysis
- Robotics

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

57. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students; Location-Sullivan BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - Administrators, CSE Chairpersons and Teachers, Principals, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/7/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: Conference Room #4

This workshop is designed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. It is intended to provide professionals working with special education students with a best practices approach to developing and promoting self-determination skills for students. During this workshop participants will: 1. Recognize the 8 different components that comprise self-determination 2. Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination 3. Develop skills to design self-determination plans for students Middle and high school staff persons are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

58. Sparking Curiosity for Learning: Using Phenomena to Incite Student Engagement in the K-12 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2018

Phenomena act as sparks to incite student curiosity of science. The use of phenomena can be in the form of a small experiment, a video, or any observable event. The objective of using phenomena in the science classroom is to provide students an opportunity to describe what they observe and record questions that arise. The more compelling the phenomena, the more engaging the learning! In this workshop we will experiment with different phenomena aligned to the New York Science Learning Standards that can help trigger curiosity for learning in your students. This session is intended for all K-5 teachers of science.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify appropriate grade-level science phenomena for use in their instruction
- Build lessons based on science phenomena

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

59. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, School Psychologists, Subcommittee Chairs

Dates: 11/8/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00-12:00

Location: 900 Dutchess TPKE Poughkeepsie

*Registration is for the CPSE Module only* The CPSE Chairperson training module is an optional component of the NYSED vetted CPSE/CSE Chairperson training. The purpose of this module is to provide CPSE Chairpersons with an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the facilitation of the CPSE process. Specific areas of focus will include:
•CPSE responsibilities related to procedures specific to referral, evaluation, eligibility, recommendation, and continuum of services for preschool students with disabilities.
•CPSE timelines
•Parent education and involvement in the CPSE
•State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators relating to pre-school

60. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 11/8/2018

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

61. Teaching Assistants Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Differences - Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Teachers. Teaching assistants, Teacher Aides, service providers, administrators, support staff.

Dates: 11/9/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, November 9, 2018 8:30 - 3:30

Location: B/C

This workshop will first look at the characteristics of children with learning differences, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder. In the second half we will learn about the concept of Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift in how we think about our students. Instead of seeing them as suffering from deficits, Neurodiversity suggests that we speak about their strengths. We will look at strength-based strategies for these children.

62. The Special Education Process Series for Building Leaders: Access to the General Education Curriculum - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School Building leaders and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2018

Meeting Times: Friday November 9, 2018 8:30-11:30

This series of workshops is designed to deepen a school building leader’s understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. Collaboration between school buildings and special education central office is essential for successful outcomes for Students With Disabilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions with a special education administrator colleague. At this session, participants will review and explore:
•Specially Designed Instruction
•Classroom accommodations and modifications
•Assistive technology This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

63. Using Technology to Support the Writing Process

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All content teachers - Grades 5-12

Dates: 11/9/2018

Drafting, editing, conferencing, providing feedback, peer assessment and creating projects are all made easier when made paperless. Come explore how the tools you are already using can be leveraged to encourage student agency and creativity and streamline the writing process.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Explore Digital Writing Applications for All Contents
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Lesson
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

64. HVRBERN-CTLE ID#23120 - Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners at Dutchess BOCES

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators of students who are ELL.

Dates: 11/9/2018

This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.
REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ACTIVITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HV RBE-RN

65. Testing Accommodations - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 11/15/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 15, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: S/E

At this half-day workshop, participants will:






•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation






•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations






•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP






•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

66. Transition in the IEP Boot Camp for Indicator 13 Self-Review Reporting Districts Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: District Indicator #13 Self-review Team: including Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, PPS Directors, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/15/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room

Districts completing Indicator 13 Self-Reviews for 18/19, 19/20 and 20/21 school years are invited to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Review the NYSPP #13 Protocol 2. Evaluate district IEPs for regulation and best practice around transition 3. Identify district transition practice needs 4. Develop action plans WHAT TO BRING: 1. District Indicator Self-review team 2. District IEPs Participants will have an opportunity to review their own IEPs for evidence of alignment to SPP Indicator 13. **More information will be provided if district is using this opportunity as a practice review or the formal Indicator #13 Self-review** NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

67. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 11/16/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, November 16, 2018 - 8:30 - 3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

68. The Special Education Process Series for Building Leaders: Continuum of Services/LRE - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: School Building leaders and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2018

Meeting Times: Friday November 16, 2018 8:30-3:30

This series of workshops is designed to deepen a school building leader’s understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. Collaboration between school buildings and special education central office is essential for successful outcomes for Students With Disabilities. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend these sessions with a special education administrator colleague. At this session, participants will review and explore:
•Continuum of Services
•Least Restrictive Environment
•The use of 1:1 aides
•Scheduling This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

69. Ulster County Transition Council @ Saugerties Central School District @ Saugerties High School

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All stakeholders involved with students with disabilities and transition planning and services-

Dates: 11/16/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: 310 Washington Ave. Saugerties, NY 12477

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The Ulster County Transition Council is a group of voluntary members including individuals from Ulster County school districts; state agencies; community-based organizations; post-secondary education programs and parent groups. Each key stakeholder contributes unique perspectives during monthly meetings to facilitate a student-centered collaborative effort between families, schools, agencies and community to create stronger partnerships for students to successfully transition from school to adult life. We welcome you to attend or send a representative to engage in important discussions on supports, services and opportunities for students with disabilities to successfully transition to post secondary outcomes.

70. Technology in Education Series - Coding As a Literacy - Getting Ready for an Hour of Code and Beyond

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Technology Instructors. Art Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2018

Come and learn the what, why, and how of being a creative learner as expounded by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Learn how to facilitate student learning through online coding programs. Learn about the importance of coding and how it helps students express their creativity all while learning computational thinking skills and content. Participants will become comfortable facilitating their students in learning through coding using Scratch and Scratch Jr., Turtle Art, Code.org, and Alice.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define the what, why, and how of being a creative learner
* Support and encourage creative learning
* Create lessons that trigger the creative process through coding

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Creative learning
* Creative process
* Computational thinking
* Coding

BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

71. Grades 6-12 Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics Series: Skills for Success

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 11/19/2018 to 1/30/2019

This series of workshops will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics and nurture skills essential to developing student success in learning math content and practices.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics
-Visible Learning for mathematics
-The Power of “I Can” statements in mathematics
-Progression of mathematical concepts across grade levels and connecting math practices across other content areas
-Formative assessment and module adaptations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define changes to their grade level standards
- Apply concepts of Visible Learning in mathematics teaching
- Craft standards-based “I Can” statements
- Identify and utilize progression of mathematical concepts
- Capitalize on connections between math practices and practices in other content areas
- Develop formative assessments and interpret formative assessment data
- Critically assess math module content for alignment

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

72. LIVE LABS: Let's Get Moving: How Can Molecules Move?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 11/20/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.) $600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

LET'S GET MOVING; HOW CAN MOLECULES MOVE?: All around us, molecules are in a constant state of movement. Blood molecules flow through veins, air molecules move through space, and chemical molecules move through the environment. How does size and structure determine how far molecules move? Why is it important? In this Live Lab session, teachers will study molecular movement through liquids, gasses, and solids. We will explore molecular movement through hands-on experiments using chromatography and diffusion. Finally, we’ll explore how our sense of smell evolved to detect scent. Physical Science and Life Science

73. Progress Monitoring - Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/27/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday November 27, 2018 8:30-3:30

Location: 900 Dutchess TPKE Poughkeepsie

This full-day workshop will be presented in two parts: Part one will focus on the use of tools to collect, graph, and analyze student data progressing toward the achievement of Measurable Annual Goals. Part two will focus on the “Method” used for progress monitoring and the measurability of goals. In this full-day workshop, participants will:



•Understand regulatory requirements/mandates for progress monitoring



•Learn to graph, analyze and present “user-friendly” student progress monitoring data (goal line, trend, slope)



•Use tools for progress monitoring (Frontline/IEP Direct, Microsoft Excel) as well as a variety of free tools found on www.interventioncentral.org



•Understand how to use student progress monitoring data to inform instruction/therapy



•Connect student progress, progress reports, and measurable annual goals



•Review current measurable annual goals for measurability



•Research various “Methods” used to assess skill progress This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

74. Exploring Computer Science & the Hour of Code

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers (Grades 3-10)

Dates: 11/27/2018 to 12/10/2018

Do you want a computer science curriculum to incorporate into your class or club? Maybe you are looking to revise materials that you have been using to teach coding, logic, and other computer science concepts. Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a National Science Foundation/Code.org sourced computer science curriculum that introduces students to the essential skills for the economy & digital culture that they are engaged in. In addition, learn about The Hour of Code, an international event that your students can participate in with students from all over the world. Come explore the materials, participate in activities and leave with a number of resources for use with multiple grade levels, skill levels and content areas.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Explore the essential elements of programming and programming languages
- Explore computer science activities for use with all content areas
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Develop an understanding of the ISTE standards
- Practice managing digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Human Computer Interaction
- Problem Solving
- Web Design
- Programming
- Computing and Data Analysis
- Robotics

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

75. Creating Strong Compelling and Supporting Question in the Social Studies Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

The Inquiry Design Model forms the foundation for learning in the C3 Social Studies Framework. The ability to create strong compelling questions that support inquiry and instruction is critical. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to practice creating compelling questions that are the driving force of the Inquiry Design Model in Social Studies.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Understand the components of a strong, compelling question in Social Studies
- Develop compelling and supporting questions to guide instruction
- Design classroom inquiries that align compelling and supporting questions with formative and summative assessments

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

76. When Content Meets Context: Towards a Revolution in STEM Education-Dr. Christopher Emdin

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Professor Emdin explores the historical and contemporary landscape of urban education and provides a new lens for viewing how and why teachers must focus on deep excavations of culture in order to gain new approaches to improving STEM pedagogy. In particular, he merges cutting edge research with real life examples to provide ways that educators may re-imagine their roles in STEM teaching and learning and meet the needs of their most marginalized students. Specific Strategies for classroom teachers will be explored.
DR. CHRISTOPHER EMDIN, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...And the Rest of Y’all Too.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

77. Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants & Aides, Service Providers

Dates: 11/30/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, November 30, 2018 - 8:30 - 3:30

Location: B/C

A significant number of children experience trauma, and the effects can be profound. It is imperative, therefore, that school settings be safe, trauma-sensitive spaces where teachers support children in creating positive self-identities. This workshop will look at the definition of trauma, “Big Ideas” to help you create a Trauma-Sensitive classroom, and strategies you can use in your classroom. We will also address self-care for adults who work with traumatized children.

78. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 11/30/2018

Building administration can be an overwhelming experience, especially for principals who may be the only administrator in your building. Principals collaborating and sharing both problems and solutions can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Middle School Principals’ Meetings are structured to provide a place to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders. Current topics of relevance include:
• Professional Development Opportunities
• Grants
• RTI
• CBT
• Adaptive Schools Strategies
• Building a Collaborative Culture
• Data Informed Instruction
• School-Community Relations
• ASCA Model Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually:10/19/18, 11/30/18, 2/8/19, and 5/17/19.

79. HVTOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 12/3/2018

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field.
The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The purposes of the rubric and review process are to:
(1) review existing lessons and units to determine what revisions are needed
(2) provide constructive criterion-based feedback and suggestions for improvement to developers
(3) identify exemplars/models for teachers’ use within and across states
(4) to inform the development of new lessons and units (EQuIP Rubric, p. 1)

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Align current lesson plans and science unit plans to the New York State Science Learning Standards

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

81. Secondary IEP Development (Two-day workshop) Location: Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Anyone responsible for developing IEPs including: teachers, related service providers, school counselors and administrators

Dates: 12/5/2018 to 1/10/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, December 5, 2018; Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:30-3:30 PM,

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

The workshop will take place over the course of two full days: December 5, 2018 & January 10, 2019. This two-day workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on approach to developing quality, standards-based IEPs for middle and high school students that are consistent with regulatory compliance and reflect effective transition planning. This workshop is recommended for anyone responsible for developing IEPs including: teachers, related service providers, school counselors and administrators at the middle and high school levels. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition sections and their individual components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. At this two-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of the sections and individual components within the IEP
•Document information in a concise and thorough manner
•Connect the sections of the IEP (the “thread”)
•Unpack learning standards to develop meaningful goals
•Apply new learning directly to draft IEPs
•Develop quality, compliant IEPs What to bring: 1. Technology to access Frontline IEP Direct, with login information 2. Open draft or current IEP to directly apply learning NOTE: These are full-day workshops. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

82. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 12/5/2018

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

83. The Standards-Based IEP Development Institute - 3 day training - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special education teachers, related service providers, special education administrators

Dates: 12/6/2018 to 12/20/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday December 6, 2018, Thursday December 13, 2018, Thursday December 20, 2018 8:30-3:30

This three-day institute is a comprehensive, hands-on approach to developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with regulatory compliance. Participants will have the opportunity to develop draft IEPs over the course of the three days. Please be aware that you are registering for three full days of training. Day One will consist of analyzing current IEPs for the level of detail, quality of information and internal connectivity. Participants will also learn to unpack learning standards and determine what skills are necessary for students to meet those standards. These priority skills will form the basis for Measurable Annual Goals. Day Two will focus on the development of descriptive and specific Present Levels of Performance statements. Day Three will focus on the development of Measurable Annual Goals that are aligned with learning standards. At this three-day institute, participants will:
•Review current IEPs for Educational Benefit
•Unpack learning standards to develop meaningful goals
•Learn the purpose of the sections and individual components within the IEP
•Document information in a concise and thorough manner
•Connect the sections of the IEP (the “thread”)
•Apply new learning directly to draft IEPs
•Develop quality, compliant IEPs What to bring:
•Hard copies of 2 or more current IEPs
•Login information to access Frontline IEP Direct
•Open IEP drafts to directly apply learning This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

84. (HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120) Pre-Referral Considerations for English Language Learners at Dutchess BOCES

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech Teachers, and Educators of ELL At-Risk for Special Education

Dates: 12/7/2018

A challenge faced by educators when teaching English Language Learners is knowing whether a student’s academic struggle is due to the typical process of acquiring a new language or to something more intrinsic, such as a disability. When learning a new language, individuals might display certain behaviors that can be mistaken for a disability because of their similar characteristics and educators must exercise caution when making decisions about referrals for special education. This workshop will invite participants to examine the behaviors associated with new language acquisition as well as clinical markers of a disability. We will identify factors that must be considered prior to referring an ELL student for an evaluation. Educators will engage in case study discussions to consider how languages, culture, social-emotional dynamics and academics interact and impact student achievement.
REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30AM-9:00AM
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ACTIVITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HV-RBE-RN.

85. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 12/7/2018

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This is a quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

86. C.A.I.T. Meeting - DECEMBER

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Tech Integration Specialists, Technology Directors, Teachers

Dates: 12/7/2018

The Curriculum and Assessment and Instructional Technology (CAIT) council will discuss technology planning as it relates to curriculum and staff development including the best practices and uses of instructional technology. The group will include tech directors, classroom teachers, technology integration specialists, along with building and/or district administrators and open to collaboration with any relevant parties. The committee will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools. The committee will meet regularly and develop recommendations based on a collective process.

87. Secondary IEP Development (Two-day Training) - Location:Orange/Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special Education Staff - CSE Chairs, Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 12/12/2018 to 1/16/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 & Wednesday January 16, 2019 - 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room B/C-12/12 and A-1/16

The workshop will take place over the course of two full days: December 12, 2018 & January 16, 2019. This two-day workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on approach to developing quality, standards-based IEPs for middle and high school students that are consistent with regulatory compliance and reflect effective transition planning. This workshop is recommended for anyone responsible for developing IEPs including: teachers, related service providers, school counselors and administrators at the middle and high school levels. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition sections and their individual components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. At this two-day workshop, participants will:


• Learn the purpose of the sections and individual components within the IEP


• Document information in a concise and thorough manner


• Connect the sections of the IEP (the “thread”)


• Unpack learning standards to develop meaningful goals


• Apply new learning directly to draft IEPs


• Develop quality, compliant IEPs What to bring: Technology to access Frontline IEP Direct, with login information Open draft or current IEP to directly apply learning NOTE: These are full-day workshops. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

88. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 12/13/2018

Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. There is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, digital devices, social media and bullying. The meetings will provide a forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
Participants will be able to: * Determine topics of specific interest in elementary education * Discuss areas of success and challenge * Attend a collegial circle to build professional growth * Determine specific topics that build professional development
Topics include: * Digital devices and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * Others as requested by participants
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

89. Perceptions through Photography: Learning about History through Pictures

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2018

Photography does more than just record history, it communicates our perceptions of the world and helps build an understanding of people, communities and civilizations. This workshop will focus on using photography to understand history through the lens of the C3 Social Studies Framework. Participants will practice creating photography-based lessons using the Inquiry Design Model. Open to all Grade K-12 teachers.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Locate primary source photographs and align the Social Studies inquiry process using photographs to drive instruction.

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

90. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 12/14/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, December 14, 2018 - 8:30 - 3:30

Location: B/C

As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

91. Technology In Education Series: Achievement Gaps - Personalizing Teaching and Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2018

What if your students enjoyed taking assessments? Game-based learning and assessments have been shown to engage students in active learning. Come learn about and try some online game-based and creativity tools that span different learning styles, engage students, and provide formative assessments that challenge students to problem-solve and explain their thinking process.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Develop online assessments matching their lessons using a number of programs
* Analyze their students' online results in order to better plan subsequent lessons
* Match the assessment program to the purpose of the assessment

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Online assessments
* Game-based learning
* Analyzing data

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

92. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting - SNOW DATE

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 12/14/2018

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This is a quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

93. LIVE LABS: Gravity: A Serious Non-Matter!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 12/19/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

GRAVITY: A SERIOUS NON-MATTER!: Understanding the force of gravity is the focus of this hands-on Live Lab session. Teachers will calculate centers of gravity through the construction of suspended balanced objects. We’ll explore the concepts of equilibrium, stability, and torque as we construct, design, engineer, and play! Earth and Space Science

94. C.A.I.T. Meeting - JANUARY

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Tech Integration Specialists, Technology Directors, Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2019

The Curriculum and Assessment and Instructional Technology (CAIT) council will discuss technology planning as it relates to curriculum and staff development including the best practices and uses of instructional technology. The group will include tech directors, classroom teachers, technology integration specialists, along with building and/or district administrators and open to collaboration with any relevant parties. The committee will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools. The committee will meet regularly and develop recommendations based on a collective process.

95. HVTOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 1/7/2019

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to their field.

96. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 1/11/2019

Meeting Times: Friday, January 11, 2019 8:30 - 3:30

Location: TLC

As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

97. Technology In Education Series Robotics: The Engineering Design Process, Coding, and VEX Robotics Part I

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Physcal Education. Librarians. Technology Instructors.

Dates: 1/11/2019

This is a hands-on workshop. Teams of participants will each be provided a VEX robot to use in the workshop. Following the VEX IQ Curriculum, participants will learn about the Engineering Design Process and coding by building and programming VEX Robots. The VEX IQ curriculum can be used with students as young as elementary and as old as high school. Teaching with robots is a great way to explore STEM concepts and engage students in collaborative learning experiences. Such STEM activities also integrate well into Makerspaces.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define and apply the Engineering Design process
* Use VEX Robotics to teach coding and iteration

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Robotics
* Engineering Design Process
* Coding

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

98. Progress Monitoring - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/15/2019

Meeting Times: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C

This full-day workshop will be presented in two parts: Part one will focus on the use of tools to collect, graph, and analyze student data progressing toward the achievement of Measurable Annual Goals. Part two will focus on the “Method” used for progress monitoring and the measurability of goals. In this full-day workshop, participants will:

•Understand regulatory requirements/mandates for progress monitoring

•Learn to graph, analyze and present “user-friendly” student progress monitoring data (goal line, trend, slope)

•Use tools for progress monitoring (Frontline/IEP Direct, Microsoft Excel) as well as a variety of free tools found on www.interventioncentral.org

•Understand how to use student progress monitoring data to inform instruction/therapy

•Connect student progress, progress reports, and measurable annual goals

•Review current measurable annual goals for measurability

•Research various “Methods” used to assess skill progress This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

99. LIVE LABS: Fractals, Fibonacci and Flowers: Finding Symmetry in Science?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/15/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT(PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
FRACTALS, FIBONACCI AND FLOWERS: FINDING SYMMETRY IN SCIENCE?: Throughout the natural world, symmetry is expressed everywhere. We’ll explore the concept of Fractals and how repeating patterns are expressions of the Fibonacci sequence – patterns expressed in the flowers we see, the food we eat, and the animals that we share this planet with. Many hands-on activities will lead participants through a deeper understanding of the natural symmetry that surrounds us. Life and Physical Science

100. The Standards-Based IEP Development Institute - 3 day training - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: Special education teachers, related service providers, special education administrators

Dates: 1/17/2019 to 1/31/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday January 17, 2019, Wednesday January 23, 2019, Thursday January 31, 2019 8:30-3:30

This three-day institute is a comprehensive, hands-on approach to developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with regulatory compliance. Participants will have the opportunity to develop draft IEPs over the course of the three days. Please be aware that you are registering for three full days of training. Day One will consist of analyzing current IEPs for the level of detail, quality of information and internal connectivity. Participants will also learn to unpack learning standards and determine what skills are necessary for students to meet those standards. These priority skills will form the basis for Measurable Annual Goals. Day Two will focus on the development of descriptive and specific Present Levels of Performance statements. Day Three will focus on the development of Measurable Annual Goals that are aligned with learning standards. At this three-day institute, participants will:
•Review current IEPs for Educational Benefit >
•Unpack learning standards to develop meaningful goals
•Learn the purpose of the sections and individual components within the IEP
•Document information in a concise and thorough manner
•Connect the sections of the IEP (the “thread”)
•Apply new learning directly to draft IEPs
•Develop quality, compliant IEPs What to bring:
•Hard copies of 2 or more current IEPs
•Login information to access Frontline IEP Direct
•Open IEP drafts to directly apply learning This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

101. Ulster County Transition Council @ Gateway Industries-Board Room

Program: Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center (RSE-TASC)

Audience: All stakeholders involved with students with disabilities and transition planning and services-

Dates: 1/18/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: 1 Amy Kay Parkway Kingston, NY 12401

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The Ulster County Transition Council is a group of voluntary members including individuals from Ulster County school districts; state agencies; community-based organizations; post-secondary education programs and parent groups. Each key stakeholder contributes unique perspectives during monthly meetings to facilitate a student-centered collaborative effort between families, schools, agencies and community to create stronger partnerships for students to successfully transition from school to adult life. We welcome you to attend or send a representative to engage in important discussions on supports, services and opportunities for students with disabilities to successfully transition to post secondary outcomes.