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1. Grammar RULES! Teaching the Power of Language - HYBRID version

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary English/ELA Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2021 to 5/5/2021

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Grammar and usage have gotten a bad rap, but they can be taught in wonderfully powerful ways that engage students. In this hybrid workshop, participants will asynchronously watch a series of short instructional videos that explore ways to honor 21st century students and the strengths they bring to language production while uncovering ways to teach grammar and usage meaningfully and in the context of authentic learning. Participants will apply their learning by integrating these strategies into their own instruction. A final synchronous session will allow teachers to share their learning experiences after utilizing these strategies.

2. MS/HS ELA Teacher Collaboration Network, Meeting 4 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary teachers of English Language Arts

Dates: 4/12/2021

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The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary ELA classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The focus of this meeting will be determined by network members. Detailed topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:00pm


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.

3. MS/HS Math Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #4)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2021

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The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Math classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 12, 2021 at 3:00pm

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

4. K - 5 Teacher Collaboration Network, Meeting 4 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 5 Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2021

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The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the elementary classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

This meeting will focus on areas of interest determined by the network. Detailed information on the topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.


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.

5. Academic Collaborative Forum for Instructional Leaders - Tuesday Dates (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/13/2021 to 6/8/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00pm - 500pm

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DATES: 9/15/20, 9/29/20, 10/13/20, 10/27/20, 11/10/20, 12/8/20, 1/5/21, 1/19/21, 2/2/21, 2/16/21, 3/2/21, 3/16/21, 4/13/21, 4/27/21, 5/11/21, 5/25/21, 6/8/21 (17 sessions) 4:00pm - 5:00pm
**Are you an instructional leader? **A literacy coach? **A reading specialist? **A general education teacher looking for more explicit instructional strategies? **A special education teacher wanting more evidence-based interventions? **A CSE team member needing more support in developing IEP goals? Join us virtually from 4:00-5:00 every two weeks.
Participants will: **explore important topics in evidence-based literacy and specially designed instruction practices **analyze processes for data collection and data-based decision making **review the development and quality of IEP goals
This is a great opportunity to: **network and share **create ideas **revise and/or expand teaching practices **re-imagine curriculum tool kits with supportive colleagues across four counties.

6. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 4/13/2021

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The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the Health and Physical Education teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Save these dates!
October 20, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021

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

7. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 7 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 4/13/2021

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Elementary principals have a lot to offer not only their schools but each other. This network opportunity encourages all elementary building leaders to connect with and learn from each other through regular meetings featuring roundtable discussions, book studies, and the infusion of pertinent information. As per the results of this year's survey, elementary building leaders will meet monthly to share best leadership practices and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Distance Learning
- Equity
- Trauma-informed practices
- Time usage/management
- Curriculum and instruction
- Books of group interest

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants). NOTE: If conditions permit, the March and May meetings may shift to in-person or site visits depending on group interest.

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.

8. Equity Data in Level 1

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 4/13/2021

Data Service
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Data visualizations of enrollment data and historical enrollment data. Review of main CRCD (Civil Rights Data Collection) groups: Gender, Income, Ell Eligibility, home language survey results, Special education, race/ethnicity.




• Leverage the information that is in Level 1: share it with stakeholders in a meaningful and streamlined way



• Branding



• Data story telling



• Communicate your district's vision through data

No cost for two participants from each district, who are subscribed to the Data CoSer. $25 per person after the first two participants [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Newburgh, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

Non Members of the Data CoSer $25 per person

***It would be sensible to have a Level 1 log on if you are attending!!!***

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

9. NYS Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities Online Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th - 12th grade

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: April 14, 2021 2:00pm - 4:30pm (4:00-4:30 Additional Time for Q & A)

Location: Online

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Join us to learn about graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including: 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, safety net options, the Superintendent Determination, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Multiple graduation pathways allow for individual students' strengths, preferences and interests to be considered which is the basis of quality transition programming and planning. Identification of a Pathway is integral for developing a student's course of study and improving student outcomes.

10. Spring Summit: Educators and Youth for a Sustainable Future

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: administrators, educators, PTSO, facilities, operations, students

Dates: 4/14/2021

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The Dutchess BOCES Center for Sustainability and Climate Education announces its first annual Summit for School District Leaders, Educators, Buildings & Ground staff, PTSO Members, and Students.

This gathering will provide participants with opportunities to learn, share successes, and network with others interested in building a more sustainable future.

The following are samples of workshops and sessions that will be held:
What is Sustainability and What Does it Have To Do With Me?
Engaging Student Action Projects with Environmental Justice Storymapping
Climate Change and Hope in the Hudson Valley
Talking To Our Children About Climate Change: Turning Angst Into Action
YESS! Student Empowerment Panel: Climage Leadership in Action!
Assessing for Education for Sustainability Attributes

You can find the full agenda here: bit.ly/3ewXeQI

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.

11. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/15/2021

Meeting Times: Thurs, 4/15/21 10:00-12:00

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Research shows there are groups in our own communities and throughout New York State whose voices have gone unheard and whose needs have gone unmet in the classroom. Race, gender, disability, income level, and other factors can often predict the extent to which a student receives resources that facilitate academic success. Educational spaces are not culturally neutral; by default, they reproduce the inequities that we see in greater society. NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework aims to intentionally address these inequities by requiring educators to center marginalized and oppressed voices, affirm student experiences, and support students in achieving their goals for success. "By making all cultures matter, our students' cultures can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.” This workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. After the Live Zoom, participants will and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Upon completion of all assignments and attendance to the mandatory live Zoom session participants will receive 4 CTLE credits. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitators at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG and/or BPoague@WIHD.org

12. Grammar RULES! Teaching the Power of Language

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary English/ELA Teachers

Dates: 4/15/2021

Starting Soon
Grammar and usage have gotten a bad rap, but they can be taught in wonderfully powerful ways that engage students. In this session, we will explore ways to honor 21st century students and the strengths they bring to language production while uncovering ways to teach grammar and usage meaningfully and in the context of authentic learning. Participants will leave this session with ideas for integrating these strategies into their own instruction.

13. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - April 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 4/19/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where chairpersons can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each. The Zoom link to the meetings will be sent to participants upon registration. Each meeting will require its own registration.

14. Creating Identity Safe Schools: Exploring Age #EdEquityHV

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 4/29/2021

Identity safe schools are those in which adults strive to ensure students that their identities are an asset rather than a barrier to school success. We will be engaging with scholarship from the field with a focus on multiple mediums, including podcasts, books, articles, etc.

The asynchronous portion of this session will provide you a chance to explore the topic, consider what it looks like in schools/classrooms, and identify actions you might take to develop an identity safe school.

During our synchronous meeting, educators from across the county and region will identify key learnings and commit to action at either the classroom, building, or district level.

Your voice is needed in the conversation. We look forward to seeing you!


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.

15. Using Nearpod to Engage Students in Hybrid or Remote Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 4/19/2021

Nearpod is an amazing software that can be used in any instructional format and can enhance instruction and engage learners. Nearpod has thousands of pre-made lessons OR you can use your existing slide decks and bring them to life!
Participants will leave knowing how Nearpod can be used in both asynchronous and synchronous learning as well as how to use the activities.
At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial and resources.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform. Attendance will be taken at the live session.

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. K-12 Reading Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers

Dates: 4/19/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the reading teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Our first meeting will provide an opportunity for network members to get to know one another, set our network's priorities, determine the direction and topic(s) for the following meeting, and discuss recent research. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save one last date!
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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.

17. MS/HS Social Studies Teacher Collaboration Network (Meeting #4)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 4/20/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the secondary Social Studies classroom teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

The topic for this meeting is TBD. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, October 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 3:00pm
Monday, April 19, 2021 at 3:00pm

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

18. Planning Replicable Small Groups in Readers Workshop (K-5)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grade K-5 teachers

Dates: 4/20/2021

Participants will learn a replicable structure to plan proactive and reactive small groups. These lessons are based on current research suggesting that prioritizing student practice while teachers model and coach efficiently will propel students forward in their literacy development.

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. NYSSLS Dimensional Deep Dive: Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/20/2021 to 4/22/2021

With the implementation timeline for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) progressing onward, it's now time to build as much capacity as possible with implementing, assessing, providing feedback and reflecting on how these standards will change instruction at all grade levels. NYSSLS Deep Dives are a series of asynchronous learning sessions that focus on building your understanding of three dimensional learning in the science classroom practice by practice. Attendees will be given access to an asynchronous exploration of the new area of practice, along with a bank of turnkey curricular resources. Optionally, attendees may also attend the Zoom Q&A session at the end of each month.

20. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - April 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 4/22/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where job-alike or subject-alike educators can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each other as we continue to navigate distance learning in the Mid-Hudson region. Some possible focus areas may be: planning and prioritizing learning, engaging and motivating students, considering the social-emotional learning needs of our students as we provide meaningful content/activities, and deeper dives into some of the amazing resources that have already been shared in our previous forum meetings. Participants will register for each monthly session.

21. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff participants in Coser 541.000

Dates: 4/22/2021

Members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541 have the opportunity to attend bi-weekly user group sessions to discuss and share updates on important features related to the OPALS library automation system and our shared OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection.

Join our bi-weekly conversations and training as we learn from each other the best way to meet the challenges of our new hybrid and online learning environments.

TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
-Advantage Collections
-SoraApp
-Quarantine books
-Holds and reserves
-Online requests and delivery of library materials
-24/7 database portal
-Remote services available through the SLS (eg. weeding and collection development assistance, circulation and other reports)

Save these dates!
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sign up for each of the above on MLP.

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.

22. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 teachers

Dates: 4/22/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the computer science teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The two hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers together?
Save these dates!
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
All sessions will be from 4:30-6:30.

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.

23. Independent Student Learning Using Choice Boards

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: PK-12

Dates: 4/26/2021

Choice Boards in Google Slides or Google Docs can transform student independent or partner learning. Students are able to pick their learning pathway and find personal motivation for learning through choice! Learn some tricks to ease creation by using templates and sharing with colleagues.

At the launch date, participants will engage with a pre-recorded tutorial (approximately a half hour)and work independently to create your own asynchronously.

Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to join the Google Classroom. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account and use the Google Classroom platform.

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

24. Culturally Responsive Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 4/27/2021

Meeting Times: Tuesday 4/27/21 4:00-5:00

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. A complex system of biases and structural inequities is at play, deeply rooted in our country's history, culture, and institutions. This system of inequity - which routinely confers advantage and disadvantage based on linguistic background, gender, skin color, and other characteristics - must be clearly understood, directly challenged, and fundamentally transformed. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has come to understand that the results we seek for all our children can never be fully achieved without incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work (see also NYS-ESSA Plan). Culturally responsive-sustaining (CR-S) education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning. If you are looking for support on how to begin this work or have questions regarding the systems and practices that are already in place at your school, classroom, or district please join this one hour forum where you can bring your questions and or concerns about Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices and receive feedback from the RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist. Participants will receive one hour CTLE credit for attending. Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

25. NYSSLS Crosscutting Concepts: Key to Building Vertical Articulation in Scientific Thinking!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 4/27/2021

The Crosscutting Concepts that form part of 3-Dimensional learning through the NYSSLS have a critical role in linking knowledge of all science domains into a cohesive understanding. The concepts include: patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change. We'll explore the horizontal and vertical articulation of these concepts as students move through grades K-12. Our focus on student-facing activities will make clear how careful planning can provide authentic opportunities for identification of concepts as they surface during science investigations.

26. Elementary Literacy "Brain Bites": Grammar Rules! DATE CHANGE to April 28!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary teachers

Dates: 4/28/2021

Grammar doesn't have to be dull - as a matter of fact it shouldn't be! Language can be a game-changer and you can help students find ways to communicate their ideas clearly and powerfully. Join us as we explore the research and uncover some ideas for empowering students in grammar and usage.

27. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 5/3/2021

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

Location: HELD REMOTELY

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

28. K-12 Reading Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading Teachers

Dates: 5/3/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the reading teacher. Each of four quarterly meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Our first meeting will provide an opportunity for network members to get to know one another, set our network's priorities, determine the direction and topic(s) for the following meeting, and discuss recent research. Topics for each meeting will be posted in the My Learning Plan offering immediately following the previous network meeting.

Save these dates!
Monday, November 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
Monday, January 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 4:00 pm
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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. EVI & EDI(Explicit Vocabulary Instruction & Explicit Direct Instruction)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading Specialists

Dates: 5/4/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-5:00pm

Here's an overview on how best to teach vocabulary. We recommend using the components and delivery methods of explicit direct instruction to guide your students toward mastery and success of vocabulary acquisition. This will be taught synchronously online. A Zoom Link will be sent prior to the class.

30. New Updated Dates: Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: special education teachers, general education teachers, and other educational professionals in need of advanced level training on SDI for students with disabilities.

Dates: 5/4/2021 to 6/15/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics. This is a four session online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The dates are May 4, 2021; May 18, 2021; June 1, 2021; and June 15, 2021. No session on May 11th; May 25th; or June 8, 2021.
Participants will:




• Define and describe specially designed instruction.




• Identify what instructional strategies may work to close gaps based on different characteristics of each student.




• Examine what SDI looks like in the classroom.  




• Examine the elements of the IEP and recognize how and where SDI for the student should be included in the IEP.




• Apply their knowledge of SDI to complete student summary sheets and write comprehensive IEPs. 
The training is most applicable to those who will be engaging directly in designing, developing and delivering specially designed instruction to students with disabilities.   

31. New York State Alternate Assessment Overview

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, General and Special Education teachers, District administrators, Building leaders, Parents

Dates: 5/4/2021 to 5/6/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00 - 5:30

This workshop is designed to give participants an overview as to the purpose and eligibility for the New York State Alternate Assessment. This workshop will not be covering the content or administration of the NYSAA. Participants will:
• Demonstrate understanding of what the NYSAA is
• Become familiar with federal and state requirements for NYSAA
• Define students with the most significant disabilities
• Demonstrate understanding of NYSAA eligibility requirements
• Review diploma and credential exiting options
• Be introduced to decision making resources
• Discuss parent considerations This workshop will consist of two, 90-minute Zoom session. Upon registration, participants will be provided with the Zoom link and access to training materials. Contact Brian Orzell (brian.orzell@dcboces.org) with any questions.

32. PBIS Admin Overview

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District and Building Level Administrators

Dates: 5/5/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: Zoom Link will be sent by 5/4/2021

New
This will be a 2 hour session over zoom. Administrators will learn about all the components required to make PBIS (or your behavior management system) successful. If the administrator likes what they see, the administrator can create a behavior team from their school and attend our PBIS New Team Training.

33. SLS Spring Book Club for Educators - Printz Award Contenders

Program: School Library System

Audience: 9-12 Educators

Dates: 5/5/2021

Join us for a one-hour discussion of a current, uplifting young adult novel and our Printz award contender. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. The webinar access information will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

Title: Fire Keeper's Daughter

Author: Angeline Boulley

Book Jacket Summary: Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. She dreams of a fresh start at college, but when family tragedy strikes, Daunis puts her future on hold to look after her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother Levi's hockey team.

Yet even as Daunis falls for Jamie, she senses the dashing hockey star is hiding something. Everything comes to light when Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into an FBI investigation of a lethal new drug.

Reluctantly, Daunis agrees to go undercover, drawing on her knowledge of chemistry and Ojibwe traditional medicine to track down the source. But the search for truth is more complicated than Daunis imagined, exposing secrets and old scars. At the same time, she grows concerned with an investigation that seems more focused on punishing the offenders than protecting the victims.

Now, as the deceptions-and deaths-keep growing, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) and how far she'll go for her community, even if it tears apart the only world she's ever known.

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.

34. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff participants in Coser 541.000

Dates: 5/6/2021

Members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541 have the opportunity to attend bi-weekly user group sessions to discuss and share updates on important features related to the OPALS library automation system and our shared OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection.

Join our bi-weekly conversations and training as we learn from each other the best way to meet the challenges of our new hybrid and online learning environments.

TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
-Advantage Collections
-SoraApp
-Quarantine books
-Holds and reserves
-Online requests and delivery of library materials
-24/7 database portal
-Remote services available through the SLS (eg. weeding and collection development assistance, circulation and other reports)

Save these dates!
Thursday, May 20, 2021
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sign up for each of the above on MLP.

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.

35. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 4 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 5/10/2021

All Middle School Principals are invited to join our county-wide Middle School Principal Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen our communication and collaboration. Building administration can be a challenging experience, especially for principals who may be the only administrator in a 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.

As per this year's survey, there will be four meetings throughout the 2020-2021 school year addressing topics including but not limited to: distance learning, equity, trauma-informed practices, and assessment and the use of data. Currently, all four meetings are scheduled to be virtual, although in-person meetings and/or site visits will be considered depending on conditions and group interest.

All meetings are scheduled from 8:30 - 9:30AM on October 5 and the 2nd Monday of January, March, and May. Sign up for each meeting individually:
October 5, 2020
January 11, 2021
March 8, 2021
May 10, 2021.

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.

36. Conferring in Readers Workshop: Listening and Prompting to Move Students to Independence (K-5)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grade K-5 teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021

Participates will learn the structure of a reading conference and how to use resources to support teaching readers in their zone of proximal development.

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.

37. Health & Physical Education Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 5/11/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the Health and Physical Education teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Save these dates!
October 20, 2020
November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020
January 12, 2021
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 13, 2021
May 11, 2021

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

38. SLS Spring Book Club for Educators - Caldecott Contenders

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting Caldecott award 2022 contenders! Participants will read the books and be ready to discuss the works during the ZOOM hour. The webinar access information will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

Titles:
1. Wonder Walkers by Micha Archer
2. The Tree in Me by Corinna Luyken
3. A New Day by Brad Meltzer and Dan Santat
4. Outside, Inside by LeUyen Pham
5. We Wait for the Sun by Dovey Johnson Roundtree and Raissa Figueroa
6. Unspeakable: the Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford and Floyd Cooper

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.

39. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 8 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 5/11/2021

Elementary principals have a lot to offer not only their schools but each other. This network opportunity encourages all elementary building leaders to connect with and learn from each other through regular meetings featuring roundtable discussions, book studies, and the infusion of pertinent information. As per the results of this year's survey, elementary building leaders will meet monthly to share best leadership practices and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Distance Learning
- Equity
- Trauma-informed practices
- Time usage/management
- Curriculum and instruction
- Books of group interest

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 4:00 - 5:00 on the 2nd Tuesday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants). NOTE: If conditions permit, the March and May meetings may shift to in-person or site visits depending on group interest.

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.

40. Designing Equitable Schools:‌ ‌A‌ ‌Youth‌ ‌and‌ ‌Adult‌ ‌Leadership ‌Conference

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: administrators, educators, PTSO, facilities, operations, students

Dates: 5/12/2021

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The Dutchess BOCES Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice announces its first annual youth and adult leadership conference for School District Leaders, Educators, and Students.

This gathering will provide participants with opportunities to learn, share successes, and network with others interested in examining instructional practices to include critical inquiry projects and develop equitable systems that include student voice. The day will kick off with a welcome from Erik Sweet, NYSED Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction, and a keynote address from Cornelius Minor, classroom teacher and author of We Got This: Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be. All educators will also be receiving this text. In the afternoon, we will have a student panel facilitated by Jevon Hunter, Assistant Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo State, where high school students will share how they are leading change in their schools

High School Principals will also be selecting students to attend in order to learn how they can impact change in their schools. They will have opportunities to have breakout sessions with Cornelius, as well as attend focus groups, experience a design challenge to reimagine school systems, and more.
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.

41. Getting Students to Organize: Incorporating Grassroots Movement into Curriculum

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/12/2021

We are pleased to introduce you to our promotional offerings for the new Center for Sustainability and Climate Educations!

How can we create classroom environments that inspire students to come together and organize for change in their community? Attendees will experience what it means to integrate actionable curriculum that emerges students in the process of organizing within their communities.

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.

42. HSPN: High School Principals' Network - Meeting 8 of 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 5/14/2021

Being a high school principal can be an isolating position. Even though other capable administrators, teachers, and staff are part of the team, the sole authority is on you to lead your building. Connecting with other principals who have similar experiences offers an opportunity to harness the collective intelligence, defining and sharing strengths to address the challenges and opportunities we face.

These eight facilitated meetings will provide that forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices and provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to enhance professional growth and networking. Topics for learning and discussion may include: equity, distance learning, trauma-informed practices, matters of curriculum and instruction, and specific topics of interest generated by the group.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30 on the 2nd Friday of each month on the Zoom platform (link will be shared prior to the first meeting with registered participants). NOTE: If conditions permit, the March and May meetings may shift to in-person or site visits depending on group interest.

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.

43. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council

Dates: 5/14/2021

A quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

44. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - May 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 5/17/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where chairpersons can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each. The Zoom link to the meetings will be sent to participants upon registration. Each meeting will require its own registration.

45. Creating Identity Safe Schools: Exploring Religion #EdEquityHV

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 5/17/2021 to 5/27/2021

Identity safe schools are those in which adults strive to ensure students that their identities are an asset rather than a barrier to school success. We will be engaging with scholarship from the field with a focus on multiple mediums, including podcasts, books, articles, etc.

The asynchronous portion of this session will provide you a chance to explore the topic, consider what it looks like in schools/classrooms, and identify actions you might take to develop an identity safe school.

During our synchronous meeting, educators from across the county and region will identify key learnings and commit to action at either the classroom, building, or district level.

Your voice is needed in the conversation. We look forward to seeing you!


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.

46. TRLE - Administrators Guide to Continuum of Services (Synchronous)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District and building leaders

Dates: 5/18/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00 - 4:30

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Understanding the design of each continuum of special education service option will assist administrators with ensuring that student's unique needs are being addressed in alignment with their Individualized Education Programs. In remote learning environments, both general and special education teachers may struggle with understanding how the continuum can be adapted, their roles and responsibilities, and the expectations for involvement of students with disabilities. In this session, we will provide resources to help administrators have a better understanding of the continuum of special education services to support teachers and students. Participants are asked to preview the training material prior to the workshop, especially the Continuum of Special Education Services for School-Age Students with Disabilities April 2008 (Updated November 2013) guidance document, TRLE- Continuum Resource Chart and Continuum of Services Synopsis. Those materials can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/100l7TnSN3eKd8AIrLXtV_OyqEsLOvLyi?usp=sharing Participants will be provided with a Zoom link on the day of the workshop.

47. SLS Spring Book Club for Educators - Caldecott Contenders

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-5 Educators

Dates: 5/18/2021

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current and uplifting Caldecott 2022 contenders! Participants will read the books and be ready to discuss the works during the ZOOM hour. The webinar access information will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

Titles:
1. Milo Imagines the World by Matt de la Pena and Christian Robinson
2. The Lost Package by Richard Ho and Jessica Lanan
3. Zonia's Rain Forest by Juana Martinez-Neal
4. The Water Lady: How Darlene Arviso helps a thirsty Navajo Nation by Alice B. McGinty and Shonto Begay
5. Watercress by Andrea Wang and Jason Chin
6. Jump at the Sun: the true life tale of unstoppable storycatcher Zora Neale Hurston by Alicia Williams and Jacqueline Alcantara

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.

48. Transition Assessments Online Synchronous Workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairperson, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/19/2021

Meeting Times: 1:00pm-3:00pm

The focus of this workshop is on identifying and utilizing assessments to drive transition planning as well as the development of post-secondary IEP goals. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Define transition assessment 2. Identify transition assessments that are useful in developing post-secondary goals in the areas of Education/Training, Employment and Independent Living 3. Utilize transition assessment information to guide development of the IEP Participants will gain access to a Google Classroom which contains a variety of assessments and resources that can be used with students. Registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the training. As a result, please check spam/junk mail if the link is not received two days in advance.

49. Do you even data team?

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 5/19/2021

Data Service
Making sense of data is critical, but so too is the process for ensuring this data impacts teaching and learning. The Data Wise model provides the tools and protocols to enable you to engage in an effective collaborative process around data. The Data Wise improvement process provides a clear, carefully tested blueprint that educators can use to examine a wide range of data and engage in conversations that drive instructional improvement.

During the Data Wise Steps 7 & 8 participants will:
*Learn how to establish a supportive community around data and change
*Explore how the Data Wise improvement process brings coherence to the core work of schools
*Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise improvement process into your district, school, and classroom

No Cost for Data CoSer subscribers [Districts participating in Data Coser: Arlington, Beacon, Hyde Park, Millbrook, Pawling, Spackenkill, and Wappingers.]

$50 per person for Districts not part of the Data CoSer

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. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: Thurs, 5/20/21 4:00-6:00

Research shows there are groups in our own communities and throughout New York State whose voices have gone unheard and whose needs have gone unmet in the classroom. Race, gender, disability, income level, and other factors can often predict the extent to which a student receives resources that facilitate academic success. Educational spaces are not culturally neutral; by default, they reproduce the inequities that we see in greater society. NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework aims to intentionally address these inequities by requiring educators to center marginalized and oppressed voices, affirm student experiences, and support students in achieving their goals for success. "By making all cultures matter, our students' cultures can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.” This workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. After the Live Zoom, participants will and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Upon completion of all assignments and attendance to the mandatory live Zoom session participants will receive 4 CTLE credits. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitators at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG and/or BPoague@WIHD.org

51. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff participants in Coser 541.000

Dates: 5/20/2021

Members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541 have the opportunity to attend bi-weekly user group sessions to discuss and share updates on important features related to the OPALS library automation system and our shared OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection.

Join our bi-weekly conversations and training as we learn from each other the best way to meet the challenges of our new hybrid and online learning environments.

TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
-Advantage Collections
-SoraApp
-Quarantine books
-Holds and reserves
-Online requests and delivery of library materials
-24/7 database portal
-Remote services available through the SLS (eg. weeding and collection development assistance, circulation and other reports)

Save these dates!
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Thursday, June 17, 2021

Sign up for each of the above on MLP.

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

52. Virtual CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - June 2020

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: School Psychologists, CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, Special Education teachers, School Psychology interns

Dates: 5/25/2021 to 6/17/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00 - 6:00 pm

This virtual training series of workshops will consist of eight live Zoom sessions along with independent work. This series will utilize Schoology to access materials as well as Google Docs and Forms. Upon registration, participants will be provided with information on how to access materials. Participants must complete Regulatory Foundations before proceeding to the other modules. Virtual live session dates: 5/25, 5/27, 6/1, 6/3, 6/8, 6/10, 6/15 and 6/17 - 4:00-6:00 pm In this series, Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education



• Regulatory Foundations (independent work, follow up session 1, 5/25)



• Effective Meetings (session 1, 5/25)



• Referral (session 2, 5/27)



• Evaluation (session 3, 6/1)



• Eligibility (session 4, 6/3)



• IEP Development (sessions 5 & 6, 6/8 & 6/10)



• IEP Implementation, Annual Review, Reevaluation (independent work, follow up session 7 & 8, 6/15, 6/17) The optional CPSE module (separate registration required) will be held on 6/23, 12:00-3:00 pm. To complete the training, participants must attend and complete Modules 1-9. This training is designed for new Chairpersons. Veteran chairs would also benefit and are welcome to attend. This training must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation.

53. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 5/26/2021

Join regional school librarians from Dutchess and Orange Counties at this local user group meeting with MediaFlex consultant and trainer John Schuster. Learn how to get the most out of your library management software. Attend this training to learn about the newest version of the software and to have your questions answers. You will gain valuable insights on the latest features and updates.

TOPICS:
-Statistics
-Annual Report Items

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.

54. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - May 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 5/27/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where job-alike or subject-alike educators can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each other as we continue to navigate distance learning in the Mid-Hudson region. Some possible focus areas may be: planning and prioritizing learning, engaging and motivating students, considering the social-emotional learning needs of our students as we provide meaningful content/activities, and deeper dives into some of the amazing resources that have already been shared in our previous forum meetings. Participants will register for each monthly session.

55. Computer Science Teacher Collaboration Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 teachers

Dates: 5/27/2021

The Teacher Collaboration Network is designed just for you and by you - the computer science teacher. Each of our meetings will address topics determined by you and your network colleagues. The two hour-long synchronous Zoom meetings will provide a forum for facilitated collegial conversations.

Come together to share best practices. What's working? What are you struggling with? How can we overcome barriers together?
Save these dates!
Nov 19, 2020
Dec 17, 2020
Jan 28, 2021
Feb 25, 2021
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 22, 2021
May 27, 2021
All sessions will be from 4:30-6:30.

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.

56. Culturally Responsive Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 5/28/2021

Meeting Times: Friday, 5/28/21 11:00-12:00

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. A complex system of biases and structural inequities is at play, deeply rooted in our country's history, culture, and institutions. This system of inequity - which routinely confers advantage and disadvantage based on linguistic background, gender, skin color, and other characteristics - must be clearly understood, directly challenged, and fundamentally transformed. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has come to understand that the results we seek for all our children can never be fully achieved without incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work (see also NYS-ESSA Plan). Culturally responsive-sustaining (CR-S) education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning. If you are looking for support on how to begin this work or have questions regarding the systems and practices that are already in place at your school, classroom, or district please join this one hour forum where you can bring your questions and or concerns about Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices and receive feedback from the RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist. Participants will receive one hour CTLE credit for attending. Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

57. EVI & EDI(Explicit Vocabulary Instruction & Explicit Direct Instruction)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading Specialists

Dates: 6/1/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00-5:00pm

Here's an overview on how best to teach vocabulary. We recommend using the components and delivery methods of explicit direct instruction to guide your students toward mastery and success of vocabulary acquisition. This will be taught synchronously online. A Zoom Link will be sent prior to the class.

58. K-5 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 educators

Dates: 6/1/2021

TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other educators!

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

59. SLS Spring Book Club for Educators - Printz Award Contenders

Program: School Library System

Audience: 9-12 Educators

Dates: 6/2/2021

Join us for a one-hour discussion of a current, uplifting young adult novel and our Printz award contender. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. The webinar access information will be sent to participants after registering on MLP.

Title: Concrete Rose

Author: Angie Thomas

Book Jacket Summary: If there's one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it's that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad's in prison. Life's not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav's got everything under control.

Until, that is, Maverick finds out he's a father.

Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it's not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he's offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he's expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he's different.

When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He'll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.

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.

60. Equity Book Study PLN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/2/2021

The Equity Book Study PLN is designed for educators that have either participated in a BOCES or in-district equity book study and would like to collaborate and brainstorm with colleagues across the county. Together we will share actions we have taken based on our learning, discuss barriers we have faced, and brainstorm solutions for next steps.

61. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff participants in Coser 541.000

Dates: 6/3/2021

Members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541 have the opportunity to attend bi-weekly user group sessions to discuss and share updates on important features related to the OPALS library automation system and our shared OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection.

Join our bi-weekly conversations and training as we learn from each other the best way to meet the challenges of our new hybrid and online learning environments.

TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
-Advantage Collections
-SoraApp
-Quarantine books
-Holds and reserves
-Online requests and delivery of library materials
-24/7 database portal
-Remote services available through the SLS (eg. weeding and collection development assistance, circulation and other reports)

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.

62. 6-12 TEACH: Technology Education and Collaborative Help

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 6-12 educators

Dates: 6/3/2021

TEACH groups are county-wide PLN's established to learn and connect with other educators about educational technology for the 2020-2021 school year. Join this group to engage in remote learning and hybrid best practices, innovative ideas for instruction, stay current on research and best practices for all ed tech topics, explore your own interest and needs, and connect with experts and other educators!

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.

63. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 6/7/2021

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

Location: HELD REMOTELY

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

64. Navigating Adult Services Online Synchronous Training

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special educators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, building administrators, and secondary level teachers involved in transition planning.

Dates: 6/9/2021

Meeting Times: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Participants will: understand the definition of Self-Determination and it's impact on navigating adult services, understand Entitlement vs. Eligibility, and review the referral process, eligibility requirements, and services for commonly utilized adult service agencies.

65. Culturally Responsive Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/16/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, 6/16/21 4:00-5:00

For more than a century, education providers throughout the United States have strived and struggled to meet the diverse needs of American children and families. A complex system of biases and structural inequities is at play, deeply rooted in our country's history, culture, and institutions. This system of inequity - which routinely confers advantage and disadvantage based on linguistic background, gender, skin color, and other characteristics - must be clearly understood, directly challenged, and fundamentally transformed. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has come to understand that the results we seek for all our children can never be fully achieved without incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work (see also NYS-ESSA Plan). Culturally responsive-sustaining (CR-S) education is a view of learning and human growth that values differences in culture and identity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) as strengths that should be included in teaching and learning. If you are looking for support on how to begin this work or have questions regarding the systems and practices that are already in place at your school, classroom, or district please join this one hour forum where you can bring your questions and or concerns about Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching practices and receive feedback from the RPC's Culturally Responsive Educator Specialist. Participants will receive one hour CTLE credit for attending. Thank you for your interest in Equity and Culturally Responsive teaching. I look forward to speaking to you more at the forum.

66. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff participants in Coser 541.000

Dates: 6/17/2021

Members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541 have the opportunity to attend bi-weekly user group sessions to discuss and share updates on important features related to the OPALS library automation system and our shared OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection.

Join our bi-weekly conversations and training as we learn from each other the best way to meet the challenges of our new hybrid and online learning environments.

TOPICS INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
-Advantage Collections
-SoraApp
-Quarantine books
-Holds and reserves
-Online requests and delivery of library materials
-24/7 database portal
-Remote services available through the SLS (eg. weeding and collection development assistance, circulation and other reports)

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.

67. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/18/2021

Meeting Times: Friday, 6/18/21 10:00-12:00

Research shows there are groups in our own communities and throughout New York State whose voices have gone unheard and whose needs have gone unmet in the classroom. Race, gender, disability, income level, and other factors can often predict the extent to which a student receives resources that facilitate academic success. Educational spaces are not culturally neutral; by default, they reproduce the inequities that we see in greater society. NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) framework aims to intentionally address these inequities by requiring educators to center marginalized and oppressed voices, affirm student experiences, and support students in achieving their goals for success. "By making all cultures matter, our students' cultures can be positioned as strengths and as the foundation of empowering, rigorous, and innovative learning.” This workshop is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Overall, the aim is to ensure that educators are mindful with how they communicate with parents, guardians, and families to ensure that educational sites are culturally responsive and welcoming. Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. After the Live Zoom, participants will and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 9 pm. Upon completion of all assignments and attendance to the mandatory live Zoom session participants will receive 4 CTLE credits. *If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitators at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG and/or BPoague@WIHD.org

68. C.A.I.T. Meeting- June

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 6/18/2021

New
The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (CAIT) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council 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.

69. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Facilitated Forum - June 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 6/21/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where chairpersons can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each. The Zoom link to the meetings will be sent to participants upon registration. Each meeting will require its own registration.

70. Virtual CPSE module June 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CPSE Chairpersons, PPS/Special Education Directors, Special Education teachers, School Psychologist interns

Dates: 6/23/2021

Meeting Times: 12:00-3:00 pm

*Registration is for the CPSE Module only* Virtual CPSE module June 2021 This virtual workshop will utilize Schoology to access materials as well as Google Docs and Forms. Upon registration, participants will be provided with information on how to access materials. The CPSE Chairperson training module is an optional component of the NYSED vetted CPSE/CSE Chairperson training. The purpose of this module is to provide CPSE Chairpersons with an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the facilitation of the CPSE process. Specific areas of focus will include:



•CPSE responsibilities related to procedures specific to referral, evaluation, eligibility, recommendation, and continuum of services for preschool students with disabilities.



•CPSE timelines



•Parent education and involvement in the CPSE



•State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators relating to preschool This training must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation.

71. Special Educator's Facilitated Forum - June 2021

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education teachers

Dates: 6/24/2021

Meeting Times: 3:00-4:00 pm

This is a one hour facilitated forum meeting every month, using the Zoom meeting platform. This forum is intended to be a shared online space where job-alike or subject-alike educators can meet, check-in, and collaborate. It is an opportunity to share and learn from each other as we continue to navigate distance learning in the Mid-Hudson region. Some possible focus areas may be: planning and prioritizing learning, engaging and motivating students, considering the social-emotional learning needs of our students as we provide meaningful content/activities, and deeper dives into some of the amazing resources that have already been shared in our previous forum meetings. Participants will register for each monthly session.

72. Undoing Racism

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators, teachers, staff, community members

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 6/30/2021

Workshop participants will:
Develop a common working definition of racism and an understanding of its different forms: individual, institutional, linguistic, and cultural;
Develop a common language and analysis for examining racism in the United States;
Understand one's own connection to institutional racism and its impact on their work;
Understand why people are poor and the role of institutions in exacerbating institutional racism, particularly for poor people and communities of color;
Understand the historical context for how racial classifications in the United States came to be and how and why they are maintained;
Understand the historical context for how U.S. institutions came to be and who they have been designed to serve;
Understand how all of us, including white people, are adversely impacted by racism every day, everywhere;
Address surface assumptions about how your work is (or is not) affected by racism;
Develop awareness and understanding about ways to begin Undoing Racism;
Gain knowledge about how to be more effective in the work you do with your constituencies, your organizations, your communities, your families;
Understand the role of community organizing and building effective multiracial coalitions as a means for Undoing Racism.
Starting July 1, 2021, members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice will pay the $1000/participant fee. Non-members will pay $1200/participant.

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.

73. Curriculum Audit for Equitable Learning Experiences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: curriculum developers, teachers, administrators

Dates: 6/29/2021 to 7/1/2021

Participants will begin the review of their current curriculum by examining who has benefitted from the curriculum and whose needs have not been met. Participants will then unpack each of the following research-based criteria for equitable learning to determine how they are addressed in their current curriculum.
1. Curriculum and instruction honors students' cultural and experiential backgrounds and builds off their strengths and interests (Bryan-Gooden, Hester, & Peoples, 2019; Ladson-Billings, 2014; Saavedra & Nolan, 2018; Smith, Frey, Pumpian, & Fisher, 2017).
2. Students have access to and are held to high expectations (Hammond, 2015; Ladson-Billings, 2014; Smith et al., 2017).
3. Students engage in authentic experiences that develop relationships and build human and social capital and civic equity (Bryan-Gooden et al., 2019; Hammond, 2015; Ladson-Billings, 2014; Smith et al., 2017).
4. Students engage in their learning (Baker et al., 2014; Hammond, 2015; Ladson-Billings, 2014; Saavedra & Nolan, 2018; Smith et al., 2017).
5. Students become independent and self-regulated learners (Hammond, 2015; Smith et al., 2017).

Participants will use the results of their review to determine short and long-term actionable steps for addressing the needs that emerge.

If districts plan to continue with the design program teams should consist of teachers and/or administrators willing to serve as leads during the design programs and should have a specific content area and or grade level band for the focus of their review e.g. elementary, middle/high school math, high school ELA/Social Studies.

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.

74. K-5 Curriculum Design and Revision for Equitable Learning Experiences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: curriculum developers, teachers, administrators

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 7/8/2021

This program guides participants through the design or revision of curriculum to address the criteria used during the audit process. Participants will ensure all students engage in equitable learning experiences by revising the curriculum to:



• reflect the diverse experiences of many cultures and use culture, experience, and different ways of knowing and understanding as strengths for moving learning forward;


• align to valued outcomes for learning including social and emotional benchmarks;


• engage all students in deep thinking;


• engage students in authentic experiences that connect to the community and the world outside of school;


• include activities that are meaningful, contextualized and call for active student participation in the learning process;


• focus on student independence and self-regulation.

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.

75. 6-12 ELA /Social Studies Curriculum Design and Revision for Equitable Learning Experiences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: curriculum developers, teachers, administrators

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/15/2021

This program guides participants through the design or revision of curriculum to address the criteria used during the audit process. Participants will ensure all students engage in equitable learning experiences by revising the curriculum to:




• reflect the diverse experiences of many cultures and use culture, experience, and different ways of knowing and understanding as strengths for moving learning forward;



• align to valued outcomes for learning including social and emotional benchmarks;



• engage all students in deep thinking;



• engage students in authentic experiences that connect to the community and the world outside of school;



• include activities that are meaningful, contextualized and call for active student participation in the learning process;



• focus on student independence and self-regulation.

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

76. Inspiring, Engaging, and Empowering Our Youth through Critical Inquiry: Re/Designing Our Curriculum with Equity In Mind

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: teachers, administrators, curriculum developers

Dates: 7/27/2021 to 7/29/2021

In our quest to create more equitable and inclusive classroom environments for all learners, attendees will participate in an interactive virtual professional learning series where we will focus our attention on learning how to develop and carry out a curriculum that holds to the principles of equity-focused instructional practices and their real-life application in the classroom environment. In Humanities-based district/school teams, we will spend three days centering our attention upon the design, creation, and implementation of units of study that draw from asset-based instructional frameworks (e.g., Culturally Responsive Teaching, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Anti-Racist Pedagogy, etc.). At the center of our work will be the development and implementation of Critical Inquiry Projects, student-led investigations that achieve academic standards while leveraging the social realities and lived experiences of our young people. Objectives for this virtual learning series are:
1) to revisit and discuss the major tenets of asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks,
2) to review the application of asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks in classroom environments,
3) to study student sample work informed by asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks in classroom environments, and
4) to develop a unit of study that draws from asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks for classroom implementation during the 2021-2022 academic year.