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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 11/20/2018

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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.

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

2. *Location Change* PROGRESS MONITORING - Location: Arlington CSD

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: Todd Hill Road

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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

3. PBIS Coaches Forum - Session 1: Location Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: PBIS Coaches, Facilitators & Co-facilitators

Dates: 11/27/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 8:30-2:45

Location: B/C

This PBIS Coaches Forum is designed for early childhood as well as school aged coaches, facilitators, and co-facilitators to expand their skills and knowledge for successful implementation of PBIS. The Coaches Forum is a series that will provide the opportunity for participants to meet quarterly throughout the school year to network with other coaches across the region, and utilize support from the RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The training will outline the critical components of PBIS, important timelines for facilitation, and resources that can be shared with teams and in buildings. There will be opportunities for coaches to network and share resources through a collaborative work session in the afternoon portion of the training. Content specific information will be provided by session Session 1- (11/27) Team Composition Team Operating Procedures Expectations Session 2- (1/10) Review of Fall BoQ/TFI Results Goal Setting Challenging Behavior Definitions Discipline Policies Student/Family/Community Involvement Session 3- (3/14) Feedback & Acknowledgement Systems Faculty Involvement Professional Development Session 4- (5/9) Review of Spring BoQ/TFI Results Fidelity Data Goal Setting 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 registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

4. 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.

5. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 11/27/2018

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.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

New
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

7. Safety-Care Trainer Training FOR DUTCHESS BOCES, RED HOOK, PINE PLAINS, AND HYDE PARK ONLY

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 11/28/2018 to 11/30/2018

This training provides staff with the skills they need to confidently, safely, humanely, and respectfully enhance the lives of children, adolescents, or adults who sometime exhibit violent or otherwise challenging behaviors.

8. 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).

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 Capital Project VOTE – Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Click below for specific information:

http://www.dcboces.org/CapitalProject

9. Early Childhood PBIS- Administrative Overview - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/29/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C

This workshop will present an overview of the Pyramid Model-a research based example of a multi-tiered system of social emotional support. This overview will touch on all three tiers of behavioral support including relationships and environment, small groups, and individualized interventions. We will also discuss ways to promote an effective workforce, form a leadership team, and plan for long term sustainability. Federal and State guidance on multi-tiered systems of support for preschool behavior will be covered during the first portion of the workshop. 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 registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

10. 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: 11/29/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 8:30 - 3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

New
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.

11. 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.

12. 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

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

13. Cool Tools for Schools 2018-2019

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 12/3/2018

New
This instructed online learning opportunity will help school librarians keep up with a wide range of web-based services and networking tools, and explore how they can be used in a K-12 school library setting.

The course will run from December 2018-May 2019. Course content is available at http://cooltoolsforschool.net. Each lesson will include:

- an introduction to the topic & a selection of relevant tools and resources
- examples of how those tools can be used in schools & libraries
- an activity for you to complete

Participants will be required to post after each lesson. Posts should include a description of the work completed, links to any projects created using the tools covered by that lesson, and a thoughtful reflection on how you might use these resources in an educational setting.

Participants completing all 10 lessons will receive 20 hours upon district approval. Those completing at least 5 lessons will receive 10 hours of credit. NO credit will be given for participation in fewer than five lessons. Your blog posts will be reviewed and evaluated by the course instructor, the School Library System Coordinator, and other workshop participants.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE: November 30, 2018. DCBOCES SLS will cover $50 of the $150 fee for Dutchess BOCES SLS members. MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: Dutchess BOCES SLS. MAIL TO: Dutchess BOCES SLS, Career & Technical Institute, 5 BOCES Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- reflect online about their experience with the task and the tools
- participate in online discussions throughout the course regarding instructional uses of the tools used/presented
- learn how to use tools that will help your students succeed

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.

14. Explicit Direct Instruction for ELLs - 3 Day Series - Dutchess BOCES

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

Dates: 12/4/2018 to 12/19/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 12/4/18 & Wednesdays, 12/12/18 & 12/19/18 - 8:30-3:30

Location: BETA

According to New York State, Specially Designed Instruction, “means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student with a disability, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs that result from the student’s disability; and to ensure the student’s access to the general curriculum, so that he or she can meet the educational standards that apply to all students.” In this three-day workshop, participants will learn how to effectively plan for ELL students with disabilities, Evidence-Based Practices and specific strategies that have been proven to be effective in the ELL classroom, and how to bring it all together in an explicit lesson. *This is a working group and it is expected that all participants will bring a lesson they are planning on implementing in the future.*
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.

16. Conflict Cycle & Deescalation - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers

Dates: 12/5/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday 12/5/18 - 8:30-3:30

Location: TLC

This training will support staff in positively engaging with students and actively avoiding power struggles. The conflict cycle reviews the interactions between two parties and the result each response has on the one immediately following. The training reviews ways to identify if you are engaging in a conflict cycle or power struggle, as well as strategies to avoid them. The training also includes strategies on how to diffuse conflict and deescalate a situation. The outcome of the training utilizes ways to support student needs while proactively maintaining a safe and healthy classroom atmosphere for all.

17. 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

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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.

18. 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.

19. 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

20. (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.

21. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 12/7/2018

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

22. 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.

23. K – 12 Literacy Network - December Session

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 12/7/2018

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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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

Closed
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.

28. 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.

29. Part 154 Overview and Walkthrough Tools (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District/Building Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2018

Designed for district and building administrators, this workshop will provide an overview of Part 154 Regulations. Participants will learn about effective classroom strategies that support the engagement of ELLs in academic discussions and activities and will review a walkthrough tool reflective of classroom environments and strategies responsive to ELLs. Conversation will include consideration of ELLs in master schedule design, staffing and professional development, and resources. Additionally, we will explore strategies for engaging families of ELLs.

30. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting - SNOW DATE

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 12/14/2018

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 12/19/2018

Wait List
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

32. Credo Source: Building Information Skills for Lifelong Success

Program: School Library System

Audience: High School School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 12/19/2018

New
Thanks to the Dutchess BOCES School Library System, our high school librarians, classroom teachers and students now have access to Credo Source, a bundle of Credo’s Source Reference platform and Source Modules. On the reference platform, you have access to our “Student Core” collection of over 400 full-text reference titles, as well as thousands of images and videos. From here, you can access the Source Modules, which includes 30+ high-quality instructional videos and tutorials covering a wide range of research topics including evaluating sources, plagiarism, and more.

The STUDENT CORE offers students in grades 7-12 a wealth of insightful content covering topics related to Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Social Sciences, World Cultures, World History and more. With a growing list of more than 350 titles from renowned publishers such as Dorling Kindersley and Houghton Mifflin, the Student Core Collection is an excellent companion to enhance curriculum-based learning.

Join us for a 1-hr long instructed webinar overview on Credo Source research suite. Credo Source helps beginning researchers find the background information they need to get started in their studies, while offering point of need instructional aid for those learning the "dos and don'ts" of proper research. Contact your school librarian for your building access information.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
*Navigate the Reference platform to find basic background information, images and videos
*Find the title list powering the reference platform and learn how to build customized title lists for use in the classroom
*Find and use the information literacy videos and tutorials included in the Source Platform
*Use the Mind Map to help students brainstorm paper topics

TOPICS INCLUDE:
*Navigating the Credo Source Reference Platform to teach how to gather information
*Navigating the Source Modules Platform to teach the rules of academic research

33. ITSAC Meeting - December 2018

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 12/21/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Room 137

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

34. 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.

35. 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

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

36. Literacy for ELLs (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District/Building Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2019

This hands-on workshop will present instructional strategies for literacy engagement and scaffolding for ELLs. Research and evidence of exemplary literacy practices in the Hudson Valley demonstrate that ELLs greatly benefit from opportunities to use language in multiple contexts and in different modalities (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Therefore, this hands-on workshop will present before, during and after reading strategies that promote discussion among students and vocabulary development.

37. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disability - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education, ESL, Bilingual, General Education Teachers and Service Providers

Dates: 1/8/2019

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 1/8/19 - 8:30-3:30

Location: DC Boces BETA

In this session, participants will:



• Identify how Second Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Mirror each other



• Simple strategies and accommodations to implement before referring an ELL student for special services.



• Name steps to take to differentiate Second Language Acquisition needs from a Learning Disability.

38. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disability - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education, ESL, Bilingual, General Education Teachers and Service Providers

Dates: 1/9/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday 1/9/19 - 8:30-3:30

Location: TLC

In this session, participants will:


• Identify how Second Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Mirror each other


• Simple strategies and accommodations to implement before referring an ELL student for special services.


• Name steps to take to differentiate Second Language Acquisition needs from a Learning Disability.

39. PBIS Coaches Forum - Session 2: Location Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: PBIS Coaches, Facilitators & Co-facilitators

Dates: 1/10/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C

This PBIS Coaches Forum is designed for early childhood as well as school aged coaches, facilitators, and co-facilitators to expand their skills and knowledge for successful implementation of PBIS. The Coaches Forum is a series that will provide the opportunity for participants to meet quarterly throughout the school year to network with other coaches across the region, and utilize support from the RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The training will outline the critical components of PBIS, important timelines for facilitation, and resources that can be shared with teams and in buildings. There will be opportunities for coaches to network and share resources through a collaborative work session in the afternoon portion of the training. Content specific information will be provided by session Session 1- (11/27) Team Composition Team Operating Procedures Expectations Session 2- (1/10) Review of Fall BoQ/TFI Results Goal Setting Challenging Behavior Definitions Discipline Policies Student/Family/Community Involvement Session 3- (3/14) Feedback & Acknowledgement Systems Faculty Involvement Professional Development Session 4- (5/9) Review of Spring BoQ/TFI Results Fidelity Data Goal Setting 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 registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

40. 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

Closed
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.

41. K – 12 Literacy Network - January Session

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 1/14/2019

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.

42. 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

43. 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

44. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disability - Location: Sullivan BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education, ESL, Bilingual, General Education Teachers and Service Providers

Dates: 1/16/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 1/16/19 - 8:30-3:30

Location: Conf Room 1

In this session, participants will:



• Identify how Second Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Mirror each other



• Simple strategies and accommodations to implement before referring an ELL student for special services.



• Name steps to take to differentiate Second Language Acquisition needs from a Learning Disability.

45. 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

46. ITSAC Meeting - January 2019

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 1/18/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Room 137

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

47. 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

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.

48. Mock Caldecott & Newbery Book Awards

Program: School Library System

Audience: Dutchess School Librarians K-6

Dates: 1/18/2019

On Monday, January 28, 2019, the American Library Association will announce their book awards for the best literature for children and young adults. Our goal for the Dutchess School Library System Mock Book Awards day is to share and discuss potentially award-winning books published in the past year. In preparation, attendees will pre-read well-reviewed titles from 2018. Breakout groups will consider the mock nominees and finally vote for their choices for the Newbery Award (elementary) and Caldecott Award (picture books). The breakout group discussions will focus on the attributes of the book that make it quality literature for students. This session is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your knowledge of children’s and YA literature. Upon registration, you will be contacted with the appropriate reading list. The snow date is January 25, 2019. All participants will know and/or be able to: practice using the ALA criteria to select award winning children's and YA literature, read and discuss a variety of children's and YA literature, and identity attributes of award winning children's and YA literature.

Topics include: Caldecott Awards, Newbery Awards, and Printz Awards.

Registration deadline: November 30, 2018.

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.

49. Mock Printz & Newbery Book Awards

Program: School Library System

Audience: Dutchess School Librarians Grades 7-12

Dates: 1/18/2019

On Monday, January 28, 2019, the American Library Association will announce their book awards for the best literature for children and young adults. Our goal for the Dutchess School Library System Mock Book Awards day is to share and discuss potentially award-winning books published in the past year. In preparation, attendees will pre-read well-reviewed titles from 2018. Breakout groups will consider the mock nominees and finally vote for their choices for the Newbery Award (elementary) and Printz Award (young adult). The breakout group discussions will focus on the attributes of the book that make it quality literature for students. This session is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your knowledge of children’s and YA literature. Upon registration, you will be contacted with the appropriate reading list. The snow date is January 25, 2019. All participants will know and/or be able to: practice using the ALA criteria to select award winning children's and YA literature, read and discuss a variety of children's and YA literature, and identity attributes of award winning children's and YA literature.

Topics include: Caldecott Awards, Newbery Awards, and Printz Awards

Registration deadline: November 30, 2018.

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. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 1/22/2019

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.

51. IEP Development for English Language Learners - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Dates: 1/24/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, 1/24/19 - 8:30-3:30

In this session participants will enhance understanding of IEP development consistent with the regulations. The focus will be in developing quality student centered IEP, goal development,and documentation within the PLEPs as it relates to ELL's language and cultural needs.

52. LOTE Teacher Network - Collaborative Opportunitites for Teachers of Foreign Languages

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 4/29/2019

New
Join us in building a collaborative regional community of language teachers focused on learning, and sharing classroom practices!

SESSION 1: JANUARY 24, 2019
Building Speaking Skills – The development of strong language skills supports oral fluency. Session 1 focuses on strategies, technologies, and current research that support fluency in speaking.

SESSION 2: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Writing Strategies that Support Language Learners – Writing can be challenging for second language learners as they attempt to express thinking. Session 2 will focus on writing frames and structures that support student expression.

SESSION 3: MARCH 11, 2019
Supporting Vocabulary Development for all Learners – Session 3 will focus on best practices and current research for teaching vocabulary.

SESSION 4: APRIL 29, 2019
Creating Balanced Assessments – Session 4 provides support for creating balanced assessments and corresponding rubrics. A range of assessments will be explored from traditional to performance-based.

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. Classroom Management 2 Day Series; Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/25/2019 to 2/8/2019

Meeting Times: Fridays - 1/25/19 & 2/8/19 - 8:30 - 3:30

This 2 day training dives into the various and important components of effective classroom management. Training specifics include preventative systems, creating classroom expectations and successful outcomes. Attendees will receive content and strategies to create positive classroom culture, physical environment, rules& routines, and behavioral expectations. The training will also cover strategies to provide opportunities to respond, active supervision, behavior specific praise statements, and error correction. Each of the two days of training will be broken down into content, as well as structured collaborative planning for implementation specific to each participant’s setting. Participants must be able to attend the two consecutive days. Participants may bring technology to use while in the collaborative planning portion of the training if desired.

54. Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom - Location:: Ulster BOCES

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

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

Dates: 1/25/2019

Meeting Times: Friday, January 25, 20198:30 - 3:30

Location: IS TLC Lab

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.

55. Academic CTE Reginal Professional Development - For Academic Teachers in Zone 4 CTE Centers

Program: Career & Technical Institute

Audience: Academic Teachers in Zone 4 CTE Centers

Dates: 1/25/2019

Location: 301

New
All academic teachers in CTE settings need to evaluate how their academic subject matter is best taught in the integrated academic settings now required in CTE. The is little guidance from the state and varied practice in the field. This is an opportunity for all academic practitioners in a CTE setting to come together and share their practices and procedures and work toward improving the delivery of academic content.

56. Poverty Simulation - Raising Awareness

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators and Counselors - ALL ARE WELCOME

Dates: 1/28/2019

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it is difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. CAPS is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.

RAISING AWARENESS OF THE CONSTRAINTS TO LEARNING FACED BY STUDENTS FROM POVERTY. Participants will experience the constraints and realities of people living with limited resources. Some individuals take roles of a family member, while the remainder assume roles of community services and institutions.

Individual workshops that address specific issues related to classroom environment and instructional practice are also offered, offered as a full day or after school - go to www.dcboces.org/pd for registration.
2/20: Strategies for Creating an Emotinal Climate for Learning
2/27: Strategies for Creating the Physical Environment for Learning
3/13: Strategies for Big Picture Learning Design
3/18: Strategies for Teaching Mastery of Content, Skills, and Concepts
4/3: Strategies for Teaching for EXtension and Application of Knowledge
4/10: Strategies for Evaluation and Assessment

Discount for registering for both Poverty Simulation & the Series $500pp

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.

57. Function-Based Thinking - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Teachers, TAs, Service Providers, etc.

Dates: 1/31/2019

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

Location: Dutchess BOCES - BETA

Function based thinking is an evidence based approach to understanding student behavior. Participants will gain a working knowledge of this approach to deciphering student behavior and applying this knowledge towards developing effective individual and group behavior supports. Elements will include the following: the individual behavior pathway, appropriate replacement behaviors, individual behavior supports, and positive strategies for groups within a multi- tiered system of support. Note: This workshop is not specifically oriented towards FBA/BIP development and compliance, however function based thinking informs the development of these plans. For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

58. Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District/Building Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2019

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.

59. HVTOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 2/4/2019

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

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

60. Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential; Location-Ulster BOCES

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

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

Dates: 2/5/2019

Meeting Times: Tuesday, February 5, 2019; 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: Conference Room - S/E

Opportunities to earn the Career Development and Occupational Studies(CDOS)Commencement Credential must be provided all high school students; except those who are alternately assessed. During this workshop participants will: 1. Identify components of the CDOS Commencement Credential 2. Explore the CDOS Learning Standards 3. Link components of the CDOS Commencement Credential to transition planning 4. Explore work-based learning options to meet the CDOS Commencement Credential requirements This is a basic overview of the credential. Middle and high school staff persons are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

61. Skill-Based Strategies for Helping Anxious Students and Families: The Goal of Action Over Avoidance - Lynn Lyons

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
What happens when schools, parents and students rely on avoidance rather than skill-building? Anxiety gets stronger. Lynn lays out the necessary components of skill-based plans that do the opposite of what worry demands, focusing on how to equip kids, parents, and schools with strategies that move them out of the worry cycle. Lynn describes how to support collaboration between parents and school staff, including education for classroom teachers on how anxiety shows up and hijacks learning.
LYNN LYONS is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.
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).

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 Capital Project VOTE – Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Click below for specific information:

http://www.dcboces.org/CapitalProject

62. The Standards-Based IEP Development Institute - 3 day training - Location:Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 2/6/2019 to 2/21/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday February 6, 2019, Thursday February 14, 2019, Thursday February 21, 2019, 8:30-3:30

Location: 900 Dutchess Tpke Poughkeepsie

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

63. LIVE LABS: Exploring Water: Urban and Rural Water Recycling NEW DATE FEBRUARY 13, 2019.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

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.)
EXPLORING WATER:URBAN AND RURAL WATER RECYCLING?: Water is our most precious commodity, supporting all of life on planet Earth. We’ll investigate the “life cycle” of water after it reaches urban and rural communities, tracing its path from snow melt and rainfall to your faucet. Participants will build water purification systems and test their effectiveness for producing potable water. We’ll explore systems for water recycling used around the globe and engineer our own system for the conservation of water. Earth Science

64. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disability - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education, ESL, Bilingual, General Education Teachers and Service Providers

Dates: 2/7/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday 2/7/19 - 8:30-3:30

In this session, participants will:



• Identify how Second Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Mirror each other



• Simple strategies and accommodations to implement before referring an ELL student for special services.



• Name steps to take to differentiate Second Language Acquisition needs from a Learning Disability.

65. Student Exit Summary Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Any staff involved with the development of the Student Exit Summary for students with disabilities

Dates: 2/7/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, February 7, 2019; 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

Student Exit Summaries (SES) provide useful information for students to use as they transition from high school to the adult world. Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary (SES) plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components, compliance with NYSED regulations, and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality development of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that this information can also be incorporated into the document. The morning will be dedicated mostly to content and the afternoon will be work time to review developed student exit summaries and opportunities to apply new learning. Community Employment Specialists representing the Hudson Valley will be co-presenting and leading the discussion about community agencies and resources. Participants should bring 1-2 samples of Student Exit Summaries to review. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

66. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 2/8/2019

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.

67. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 2/12/2019

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.

68. IEP Development for English Language Learners - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Dates: 2/13/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 2/13/19 - 8:30-3:30

In this session participants will enhance understanding of IEP development consistent with the regulations. The focus will be in developing quality student centered IEP, goal development,and documentation within the PLEPs as it relates to ELL's language and cultural needs.

69. IEP Development: PLPS and Goals

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

Dates: 2/15/2019

Meeting Times: Friday 2/15/19, 8:30-3:30

Location: Room 4

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This full-day workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with State law and regulation. At this full-day workshop, participants will learn how to:

• Concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance

• Understand the function and components of the Present Levels of Performance and Measurable Annual Goals

• Unpack learning standards

• Develop meaningful, standards-based Measurable Annual Goals

• Understand the relationships between sections of the IEP Participants should bring information that will be used to develop draft IEPs.

70. Teaching Assistants Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Differences - Sullivan BOCES

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

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

Dates: 2/15/2019

Meeting Times: Friday, February 15, 2019 8:30 - 3:30

Location: Conf. Room 1

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.

71. Ulster County Transition Council @ ACCES-VR-Conference 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: 2/15/2019

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

Location: 65 Albany Avenue, Suite E Kingston, New York 12401

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.

72. Progress Monitoring - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 2/19/2019

Meeting Times: Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:30-3:30

Location: IS TLC Lab

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

73. Classroom Management 2 Day Series; Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Teachers, TA's, Teacher Aides, Support Staff, Related Service Providers

Dates: 2/20/2019 to 3/6/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesdays - 2/20/19 & 3/6/19 - 8:30 - 3:30

Location: TLC

This 2 day training dives into the various and important components of effective classroom management. Training specifics include preventative systems, creating classroom expectations and successful outcomes. Attendees will receive content and strategies to create positive classroom culture, physical environment, rules& routines, and behavioral expectations. The training will also cover strategies to provide opportunities to respond, active supervision, behavior specific praise statements, and error correction. Each of the two days of training will be broken down into content, as well as structured collaborative planning for implementation specific to each participant’s setting. Participants must be able to attend the two consecutive days. Participants may bring technology to use while in the collaborative planning portion of the training if desired.

74. Transition Assessment and Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: All district and approved private school staff working to develop transition plans for students with severe disabilities; PPS Directors, Building Administrators, CSE Chairs, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, and School Psychologists

Dates: 2/20/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, February 20, 2019; 8:30am-3:30pm

Location: Conference Room B/C

This full day workshop is focused on transition planning and assessments for a specific student population; students with severe disabilities, and their individual needs and considerations throughout the transition planning process. This workshop will provide information on transition planning, transition assessments and resources for youth whose post-secondary goals mostly include post-secondary programs with adult agencies. During this workshop, we will cover strategies for transition planning, appropriate transition assessments, post-secondary goals, and adult agency information. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

75. Poverty Simulation - Strategies for Creating an Emotional Climate for Learning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Counselors - ALL ARE WELCOME

Dates: 2/20/2019

Professional Development Training Strategies & Skill Development:

Build foundational relationships of mutual respect and trust with all students in your class; Give behavior-specific praise for effort;Greet all students by name as they enter the class; Use classroom routines that are understood by all; Incorporate rituals that motivate and engage; Acknowledge special accomplishments; Each student can identify a caring adult in the school; Acknowledge diversity through content materials; Insure activities foster personal connections to the content; Give students voice and choice; and Use humor.

76. IEP Development for English Language Learners - Location: -Ulster BOCES

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

Dates: 2/22/2019

Meeting Times: Friday 2/22/19 - 8:30-3:30

Location: TLC

In this session participants will enhance understanding of IEP development consistent with the regulations. The focus will be in developing quality student centered IEP, goal development,and documentation within the PLEPs as it relates to ELL's language and cultural needs.

77. ITSAC Meeting - February 2019

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 2/22/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Room 136

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

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

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

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

Dates: 2/22/2019

Meeting Times: Friday, February 22, 2019 8:30 - 3:30

Location: Conference Room 1

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.

79. K – 12 Literacy Network - February Session

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 2/22/2019

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.

80. Explicit Direct Instruction for ELLs - 3 Day Series - Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 3/13/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesdays - 2/27/19, 3/6/19 & 3/13/19 - 8:30-3:30

Location: Conf. Room A

According to New York State, Specially Designed Instruction, “means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student with a disability, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs that result from the student’s disability; and to ensure the student’s access to the general curriculum, so that he or she can meet the educational standards that apply to all students.” In this three-day workshop, participants will learn how to effectively plan for ELL students with disabilities, Evidence-Based Practices and specific strategies that have been proven to be effective in the ELL classroom, and how to bring it all together in an explicit lesson. *This is a working group and it is expected that all participants will bring a lesson they are planning on implementing in the future.*

81. Poverty Simulation - Strategies for Creating the Physical Environment for Learning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators and Counselors - ALL ARE WELCOME

Dates: 2/27/2019

Professinoal Development Training Strategies & Skill Development

Display student work that relates to current unit of study;Create a sense of novelty by changing displays often; Use color and design to create a relaxing space for students to learn; Make sure lighting is optimized in the classroom; Use music, when appropriate, to create a relaxing classroom environment; provide an orderly, clean environment, free of clutter that creates an environment of belonging for students; use flexible seating arrangements depending on the activity; provide time for quiet relection on content material using the 10:2 rule; establish a mindset for yourself and your students that everyone can improve and succeed; set attainable goals for yourself and your students and celebrate when these are met; incorporate movement in each class period.

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.

82. Function-Based Thinking - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Teachers, TAs, Service Providers, etc.

Dates: 2/28/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, February 28, 2019 8:30 - 3:30

Location: S/E

This full day workshop will focus on identification of functions of challenging behavior and appropriate replacement behaviors. The content can be used to support student success at all levels of a multi-tiered system of support. 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 registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

83. Poverty Simulation - Raising Awareness

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators and Counselors - ALL ARE WELCOME

Dates: 2/28/2019

Poverty is a reality for many individuals and families. But unless you’ve experienced poverty, it is difficult to truly understand. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) bridges that gap from misconception to understanding. CAPS is an interactive immersion experience. It sensitizes community participants to the realities of poverty.

RAISING AWARENESS OF THE CONSTRAINTS TO LEARNING FACED BY STUDENTS FROM POVERTY. Participants will experience the constraints and realities of people living with limited resources. Some individuals take roles of a family member, while the remainder assume roles of community services and institutions.

Individual workshops that address specific issues related to clasroom environment and instructional practice are also offered, offered as a full day or after school - go to www.dcboces.org/pd for registration.

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.

84. HVTOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/4/2019

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

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

85. LIVE LABS: Polymers - Exploring the Structure of Nature

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/6/2019

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.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

POLYMERS - EXPLORING THE STRUCTURE OF NATURE: Polymers can be found throughout the natural world. This workshop will give teachers the opportunity to produce a polymer that acts as a bouncy ball! We’ll examine the properties of the materials used to produce polymers, and examine how these properties change through the process of polymerization. Working with chemical and physical properties of polymers, teachers will extend this knowledge to other materials in the natural world. (K-12)- Life Science, Earth and Space Science.

86. Testing Accommodations - Location: Sullivan 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: 3/7/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday March 7, 2019 12:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room #1

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

87. Teaching Assistants Guide to Supporting Students with Learning Differences - Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 3/8/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: RSE-TASC

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.

88. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 3/12/2019

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.

89. Poverty Simulation - Strategies for Big Picture Learning Design

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators and Counselors - ALL ARE WELCOME

Dates: 3/13/2019

Professional Development Training Strategies & Skill Development

Focus on the NYS Common Core State Standards as a foundation for instruction; Insure that the key learning goals and objectives are understood by students and teacher; Assess students for prior knowledge before beginning lesson or unit; Set the stage for learning by creating an emotional connection to content for student; Use concept maps to reinforce big picture learning; Use graphic organizers to help students connect prior knowledge and content concepts; Use mnemonics to help students develop memory skills; Have students set personal learning goals for the lesson or unit; Insure that students use a variety of activities to both gain knowledge, and demonstrate knowledge gained; Integrate technology in order to support learnin gand choice for students; Insure that activities align with learning objectives 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.

90. PBIS Coaches Forum - Session 3: Location Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: PBIS Coaches, Facilitators & Co-facilitators

Dates: 3/14/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 8:30-3:30

This PBIS Coaches Forum is designed for early childhood as well as school aged coaches, facilitators, and co-facilitators to expand their skills and knowledge for successful implementation of PBIS. The Coaches Forum is a series that will provide the opportunity for participants to meet quarterly throughout the school year to network with other coaches across the region, and utilize support from the RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The training will outline the critical components of PBIS, important timelines for facilitation, and resources that can be shared with teams and in buildings. There will be opportunities for coaches to network and share resources through a collaborative work session in the afternoon portion of the training. Content specific information will be provided by session Session 1- (11/27) Team Composition Team Operating Procedures Expectations Session 2- (1/10) Review of Fall BoQ/TFI Results Goal Setting Challenging Behavior Definitions Discipline Policies Student/Family/Community Involvement Session 3- (3/14) Feedback & Acknowledgement Systems Faculty Involvement Professional Development Session 4- (5/9) Review of Spring BoQ/TFI Results Fidelity Data Goal Setting 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 registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

91. 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: 3/14/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room B/C

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

92. Learning With Greg Tang: Reasoning, Rigor, and Results

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  During this session, participates will engage in a study of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models to make sense of place, operations, fractions, and decimals, all while utilizing math manipulatives to visualize the work. Along with an in-depth study of a variety of word problems and math stations to develop both fluency and reasoning skills. The session will help educators build their repertoire in order to assist students in struggling, reasoning, persevering and growing as students of math..
Mr. Tang developed a new method of teaching arithmetic in a visual and spontaneous way combining both computational and problem-solving skills, and is so fun and challenging that children forget they are learning math.
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).

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 Capital Project VOTE – Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Click below for specific information:

http://www.dcboces.org/CapitalProject

93. ITSAC Meeting - March 2019

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 3/15/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location: Room 136

ITSAC is the Information Technology Services Advisory Committee. The meeting is chaired by Dutchess BOCES Learning Technology Coordinator, Mark Stein. Selected Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate) are invited to participate in the meeting.

94. Progress Monitoring - Half-Day Workshop - Location: Sullivan BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/15/2019

Meeting Times: Friday 3/15/2019 - 8:30-11:30

Location: Conf Room 1

(Part of the Comprehensive IEP Development Series) This workshop focuses on the use of tools to collect, graph and analyze student data toward the achievement of Measurable Annual Goals. At this half-day workshop, participants will:


•Learn to graph and analyze (goal line, trend, slope) Progress Monitoring data


•Use tools for Progress Monitoring (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


•Make connections between student progress, Progress Reports and Measurable Annual Goals *For the purposes of this workshop, participants should have prior knowledge of different methods to assess skills that IEP goals are based on. 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

95. Ulster County Transition Council @Kingston City School District-Kingston 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: 3/15/2019

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

Location: 403 Broadway Kingston, NY 14201

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.

96. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 3/15/2019

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

97. Poverty Simulation - Strategies for Teaching Mastery of Content, Skills, and Concepts

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators and Counselors - ALL ARE WELCOME

Dates: 3/18/2019

Professional Development Training Strategies & Skill Development

After 10-15 minutes instructional time, allow for peer-to-peer time for processing information; Incorporate writing, drawing, or project creation as forms of demonstration of student learning; Refer back to the big picture concept map so students retain a point of reference during learning; Repeat exposure to new concept, skills and content in a variety of ways and spaced throughout the unit of lesson; Incorporate both "chunking" and "spacing" to reinforce long-term memory of content; Use pictures, graphy, charts, videos and images to introduce content before instrucino begins, allowing students time to construct meaning; Incorporate direct vocabulary instruction of both Tier 2 & Tier 3 words in order to support comprehension of content; Provide students with a variety of content-related reading material at various levels of difficulty; Pause, paraphrase and summarize periodically to check for understanding.

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. Testing Accommodations - Location: Dutchess 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: 3/21/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

99. Testing Accommodations - Location: Dutchess 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: 3/21/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

100. Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom - Location: Sullivan BOCES

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

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

Dates: 3/22/2019

Meeting Times: Friday, March 22, 2019, 8:30 - 3:30

Location: Conference Room 1

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.

101. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting - SNOW DATE

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 3/22/2019

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