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This workshop meets for one three-hour session. The session will explore the story of the "Groveland Boys", a group of young black men accused of rape in Florida in 1949, and the violence and legal issues that ensued following the accusation. Participants will discuss civil rights, racial injustice, and the lasting impacts of segregation and Jim Crow. Each participant will read Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King in preparation for the session, and should come prepared to discuss the major topics listed below. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions, comments, and supplemental articles.

PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AN BE ABLE TO:
1. Discuss the major events surrounding the case of the "Groveland Boys"
2. Examine the role of racial injustice in the case
3. Assess the lasting impacts of segregation and Jim Crow laws

TOPICS:
1. Civil Rights
2. Racial injustice
3. Legacies of Jim Crow laws

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.

2. UPDATED: DATA WISE Summer Institute is now only July 29th & 30th

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 7/30/2019

Starting Soon
UPDATED: THE FOUR HALF DAYS HAVE NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED TO FULL DAYS ON JULY 29TH AND 30TH FROM 8:30AM - 3:30PM. PLEASE CONTACT JACQUELYN MCCANN AT jacquelyn.mccann@dcboces.org IF FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED.

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 Summer Institute we will:










• Learn how to establish a supportive community around data and change









• Create data visualizations









• Discuss data to enhance teaching and learning









• Identify problems of practice as well as effective related teaching practices









• Infuse a classroom inter-visitation as a practice









• Explore how the Data Wise improvement process brings coherence to the core work of schools









• Cultivate the habits of mind that improve team effectiveness and foster a supportive culture of improvement









• Practice a series of inquiry protocols









• Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise improvement process into your district, school, and classroom

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING A LAPTOP

District may send up to 6 participants.

COST: Members of the DATA CoSer (Spackenkill, Millbrook and Pawling) -

3. ReLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/25/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for TEACHER Evaluators
Wait ListStarting Soon
This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:




• Practice evidence collection and alignment




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

TOPICS INCLUDE:




• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring




• Professional Conversations

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

4. RePET: Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 7/25/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
Starting Soon
In this half-day workshop, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Practice evidence collection and alignment


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

TOPICS INCLUDE:


• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring


• Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. ***LUNCH SERVED TO THOSE WHO STAY FOR THE MORNING LET FOR TEACHER RECERT AND THE AFTERNOON PRINCIPAL RECERT.***

5. 3-D Learning in Science: Parts, Pieces, and Putting it all Together in your Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers

Dates: 7/30/2019

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

By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to:
- identify and incorporate the four disciplinary core ideas
- identify and incorporate the eight science and engineering practices
- identify and incorporate the seven cross cutting concepts that form 3-D science learning

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

6. Summer Institute: TECH IT UP A NOTCH!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/1/2019

UPDATED
The use of technology in the classroom has steadily increased over the past decade and educators see it as an integral part of maximizing student learning. With so much technology at our fingertips, it is important to understand how to effectively use these resources to motivate students, enhance lessons, and improve student outcomes.

During this two-day workshop (8:30AM - 3:00PM), teachers and administrators will share best practices and celebrate successes, explore assessment practices in a technology infused classroom, and design and evaluate technology tasks.

July 31: Exploring Content Through Technology

Break-Out Sessions | During breakout sessions participants will have the opportunity to attend two of six sessions.

Each session will introduce a different instructional technology tool. Participants will hear from presenters how the tool has been used in their classrooms and then engage in hands-on exploration.

Team Debrief | Team members will share information learned in each of the break-out sessions through a whole group activity that will capture participants' knowledge/takeaways from their session.

August 01: Assessing Technology Activities

Keynote | Dr. Liz Kolb, Professor, Author, & Award-winning Presenter (live Webinar)
Dr. Kolb will present on her work around the Triple E Framework for measuring how well technology tools integrated into lessons are helping students engage in, enhance, and extend learning goals.

Assessing Technology Activities | Participants will have the opportunity to experience the journey from activity to practice to rubric in order to assess a technology-integrated activity.

Team Debrief | Team members will share information learned through a whole group activity that will capture participants' knowledge/takeaways.
Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness. This workshop, including the books and resources that will be distributed, will help elementary educators to create safe and joyful learning communities where students develop strong social and academic skills and every student can thrive.

8. ReLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/5/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for TEACHER Evaluators
New
This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:






• Practice evidence collection and alignment






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

TOPICS INCLUDE:






• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring






• Professional Conversations

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

9. Introduction to the C3 Framework and Inquiry-based Social Studies Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/9/2019

The C3 Social Studies Framework is focused on helping students develop an understanding of concepts and key ideas through the inquiry process. Participants will learn about strategies for helping students analyze primary and secondary source documents, develop skills of analysis, and an understanding of practices in social studies. The workshop is open to all teachers in grades K-12 who are new to the C3 Social Studies Framework.

By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to:
- identify the component parts of the C3 Social Studies Framework
- find primary and secondary source materials
- understand how the social studies practices form part of the new Social Studies Framework

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.
This live webinar session meets for 1.5 hours. Participants will read the book "Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News" by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins BEFORE attending the session. We will use ZOOM video conferencing to meet and discuss the book.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Develop instructional strategies for combating fake news
2. Review examples from prominent educators (elementary, secondary and higher ed) who demonstrate how to tackle fake news with students and colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Fake news
2. Critical thinking skills

This Zoom session is co-sponsored by Dutchess and Sullivan School Library Systems. A web camera capable of video web conferencing is required

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.

11. 3-DAY Fundamentals of Structured TEACCHing

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators, Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Educators interested in educational strategies for teaching children with ASD.

Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/15/2019

The Fundamentals in Autism is a three-day workshop that will provide participants with an overview of the learning styles of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Structured TEACCHing strategies. Structured TEACCHing is based on the understanding of the symptoms and learning styles of individuals with autism and the use of visual supports to provide meaning, promote independence and capitalize on the individual's strengths. Participants will also learn behavior management strategies using Structured TEACCHing principles. The format of this workshop will include presentations, videos, interactive discussions, and small group activities.

OBJECTIVES:

At the completion of the training, participants will be able to:


• Identify characteristics and learning styles of Autism Spectrum Disorder


• Develop individualized schedules and work/activity systems


• Develop meaningful visual structure that promotes independence with educational activities


• Problem solve behaviors using Structured TEACCHing principles

TARGET AUDIENCE
This course is designed for educators, psychologists, speech language pathologists, as well as others interested in educational strategies for teaching preschool through high school-aged children with ASD.
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)

By the end of this session all participants will know and 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 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

13. ReLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/13/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for TEACHER Evaluators
Wait List
This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:




• Practice evidence collection and alignment




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

TOPICS INCLUDE:




• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring




• Professional Conversations

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

14. RePET: Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/13/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
In this half-day workshop, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:



• Practice evidence collection and alignment



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

TOPICS INCLUDE:



• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring



• Professional Conversations

Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. ***LUNCH SERVED TO THOSE WHO STAY FOR THE MORNING LET FOR TEACHER RECERT AND THE AFTERNOON PRINCIPAL RECERT.***

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/15/2019

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

By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to:
- understand the components of a strong, compelling question in social studies
- develop compelling and supporting questions to guide instruction
- design classroom inquiries that align compelling and supporting questions with formative and summative assessments

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

16. LET Initial: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/15/2019 to 9/25/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Initial
for TEACHER Evaluators
State required initial training for lead evaluators of teachers. This two-day workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status.
TOPICS INCLUDE:



• New York State Teaching Standards



• Evidence-based observation techniques



• Application and use of the New York State approved teacher practice rubrics



• Next Generation Learning Standards



• APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs



• Statewide Instructional Reporting System



• Application and use of the student growth and value-added growth models



• Special considerations for evaluating teachers of English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:



• Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda



• Use the evidence cycle in the observation process



• Explain SLO and state growth scores



• Review locally selected measures

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

17. LAW UPDATES - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/22/2019

New
This session is intended to provide school administrators with information on new regulations, cases, and implications for educators. Topics will include: 1) Student/Employee free speech issues; 2) Student/employee transgender issues; 3) Counseling letters/disciplinary write-ups; 4) Student suspension/special ed discipline; 5) FERPA/confidentiality issues; 6) DASA; 7) 504 issues (students & employees).

18. ReLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/28/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for TEACHER Evaluators
New
This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:






• Practice evidence collection and alignment






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

TOPICS INCLUDE:






• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring






• Professional Conversations

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

19. Mindfulness in Education

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/24/2019

"Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally."Jon Kabat-Zinn

During this 3 part series participants will be introduced to mindfulness theory and its impact in education. Participants will learn the five competencies of mindfulness and how these help students be more focused, more compassionate, and emotionally regulated and less impacted by stress.

The course will begin with the self, teaching skills needed to cultivate our own mindfulness practice. Teachers will then learn ways to bring these practices to the classroom.

20. CODE.org CS Fundamentals for Elementary School Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary School Educators

Dates: 9/26/2019 to 10/11/2019

New
Mouse designs computer science and STEM curriculum for the Mounse Create online learning platform. Mouse trains educators in K-12 computer science and STEM courses. The program models accelerate positive youth development outcomes, build practical expertise, and help educators learn alongside their students.

DAY 1
The Code.org CS Fundamentals workshop will introduce participants to a K-5 computer science curriculum that allows students to create their own games, art, and digital stories that they can share - all while developing problem-solving, collaboration, persistence, and computational thinking skills. The six CS Fundamentals courses each begin with a grade-appropriate entry point and structured ramp-up of concepts designed for students new to computer science. The progression of Courses A-F builds upon each other to ensure continuing students stay interested and learn new things. This allows for the same course at any grade level to be used for all students, regardless of experience level.
DAY 2
Code.org CS Fundamentals Deep Dive workshop is intended for educators who have used Code.org CS Fundamentals with their students or who have attended an intro CS Fundamentals workshop. Teachers will leave this workshop not only with an understanding of the details, philosophy, values, and rationale behind how the Code.org CS Fundamentals course is structured but also with a customized plan for how to implement more of the CS Fundamentals courses. Teachers will have ideas for fostering and developing a strong classroom rapport that nurtures learners of all types and strategies for addressing roadblocks to implementation. Ongoing support through the Code.org teacher forum and online support after the workshop will continue to build a strong community of practice and support for participating teachers.

21. Promoting Positive School Culture and Climate - Session 1 - Enroll in one or all 3 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School and District Leadership

Dates: 9/26/2019

New
FIRST SESSION:
September 16, 2019 - A TOOLBOX FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
This session will introduce participants to the components of school climate and its impact on student performance. The workshop will explore a toolbox for social and emotional learning in depth with the goal of turn keying expertise to school staff through modeling, coaching and training modalities.

Participating school leaders will:Identify specific practices, structures and routines for incorporating role modeling and relationship building into school communities and learn how to create, teach and reinforce clear and meaningful expectations with young people and staff that keep everyone safe and support school goals and values.

SESSION 2:October 10, 2019 - Introduction of Restorative Practices
SESSION 3:October 24, 2019 - Protocols for Adapting to Individual Needs

SPECIAL PRICING
$500 When you attend all three sessions.
We have all been a part of numerous innovations, all with merit. Are we spending time and resources in launching the innovation, but abandoning it when it really needs our help? Learn how to: orchestrate change over the long term and identify how needs change over time; build in professional learning and leadership strategies so innovations last and are institutionalized into the systems; practice ways to create the trust and the culture necessary to sustain lasting motivation and deep implementation of practices that lead to student growth.

Finding the Brilliance Series
Series Cost: $2,600 for 5 seats per session or $5200 per district for unlimited registration

23. SCRATCH Creative Computing for Middle School Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Educators

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 11/22/2019

New
Mouse designs computer science and STEM curriculum for the Mounse Create online learning platform. Mouse trains educators in K-12 computer science and STEM courses. The program models accelerate positive youth development outcomes, build practical expertise, and help educators learn alongside their students.

DAY 1
Covers Units 0 and 1 of a six unit course of that allows students to create animations, stories, and games with Scratch, a visual block-based programming language and tool created at MIT. Teachers will utilize the Creative Computing curriculum from Harvard to cultivate students' computational thinking and creativity. With Scratch, people can create a wide variety of interactive media projects and share those projects with others in an online community. The Creative Computing Guide is a collection of ideas, strategies, and activities for an introductory creative computing experience using the Scratch programming language. This workshop is designed to support familiarity and increasing fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking through introductory Scratch programming projects focused on interactivity.
DAY 2
Covers Unit 2 of a six unit course of that allows students to create animations, stories, and games with Scratch, a visual block-based programming language and tool created at MIT. Teachers will utilize the Creative Computing curriculum from Harvard to further advance students' computational thinking and creativity. This workshop is designed to support increasing fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking through introductory Scratch programming projects focused on animation.

24. Title IX Training

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/4/2019

New
The program will provide (through case studies, hypotheticals and lecture) an overview of the basic procedural and substantive requirements of Title IX.
Procedural issues will include: a) who is covered by Title IX; b) grievance procedure requirements (including appeals); c) role of the Title IX Compliance Officer; d) how to conduct investigations in a legally defensible manner; e) Overlap with other statutes (e.g., DASA, 3214, Child Abuse in the Educational Setting) and agencies (e.g., OCR, DHR, law enforcement).
Substantive issues will include: a) sexual harassment; b) rights of transgender individuals; c) Title IX issues arising in extracurriculars, academics, and donations; d) retaliation issues; & e) recent cases.
The program will be interactive, and questions are encouraged.

25. SLS Book Study - "The Book in Question: Why and How Reading is in Crisis" by Carol Jago (New Date)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 10/8/2019

This live video session meets for 1.5 hours. Let's discuss bringing reading back to our students as a pleasure activity and not a chore. "Without easy access to a wide range of appetizing books, students have difficulty making reading the one habit they never wish to break." Participants will read the book "The Book in Question: Why and How Reading is in Crisis" by Carol Jago BEFORE attending the session. We will use ZOOM video conferencing to meet.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO HELP STUDENTS TO:
- Begin to think of themselves as readers
- Choose books for themselves purposefully-for pleasure and for a challenge

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Creating a culture of reading

This Zoom video session is co-sponsored by Dutchess and Sullivan School Library Systems. A web camera capable of video web conferencing is required.

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.

26. Promoting Positive School Culture and Climate - Session 2 - Enroll in one or all 3 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School and District Leadership

Dates: 10/10/2019

New
SECOND SESSION:
October 10, 2019 - INTRODUCTION OF RESTORATIVE PRACTICES
This session will introduce participants to a three-tier school wide restorative justice model and offer opportunities to learn specific practices that support the goals and effective facilitation of each tier.

Participating school leaders will:Explore the values and expectations of a healthy school and classroom community; Learn strategies for engaging student voice in establishing classroom culture; Learn strategies that engage community stakeholders in resolving conflict in ways that restore relationships; Learn a specific line of inquiry that identifies harm, accountability, and support for those who have been harmed.

SESSION 1: September 16, 2019 - A Toolbox for Social Emotional Learning
SESSION 3:October 24, 2019 - Protocols for Adapting to Individual Needs

SPECIAL PRICING
$500 When you attend all three sessions.

27. Forecast5 Analytics

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/16/2019

Forecast5 Analytics is a powerful data visualization tool. Come for a "lunch and learn" on October 16, 2019 to grow your own understanding of these products. Make decisions more efficiently, effectively and strategically. Forecast5 analytics tools help K-12 educational leaders leverage district, demographic and peer data to develop future-focused strategies for managing limited resources, achieving education outcomes and improving academics in today's challenging budget environment. Forecast5 offers a faster, easier, more flexible and versatile alternative to traditional spreadsheet-based methods. We have helped hundreds of K-12 schools across the nation leverage the power of data to find new resources, increase operational efficiency and strengthen decision-making processes.






• Draft multiyear projections and simulate what-if scenarios in minutes, not days or weeks






• Model the future impact of labor contract details during negotiations






• Compare performance and spending against your peers






• Analyze testing and achievement results by location across your district






• Communicate and collaborate with education peers, Forecast5 staff and other professionals nationwide






• Collect and present complex data simply through colorful, attractive charts and visualization templates Current Dutchess Country Districts partnering with Forecast 5 are: Arlington, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Beacon, Pawling, Pine Plains *Brunch will be provided

28. Promoting Positive School Culture and Climate - Session 3 - Enroll in one or all 3 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School and District Leadership

Dates: 10/24/2019

New
THIRD SESSION:
October 24, 2019 - PROTOCOLS FOR ADAPTING TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
This session will introduce Ramapo's Behavior Identification and Planning Tool (BIPT) in order to identify specific and targeted strategies that address challenging behaviors by building on strengths, identifying achievable, behavioral goals and anticipating problems.

Participants will:Explore the values and expectations of a healthy school and classroom community; learn strategies for engaging student voice in establishing classroom culture; learn strategies that engage community stakeholders in resolving conflict in ways that restore relationships; learn a specific line of inquiry that identifies harm, accountability, and support for those who have been harmed

SESSION 1: September 16, 2019 - A Toolbox for Social Emotional Learning
SESSION 2:October 10, 2019 - Introduction of Restorative Practices

SPECIAL PRICING
$500 When you attend all three sessions.
Engage in an overview of the research and accompanying practices needed to engage African American students in school-based literacy practices.

Dr. Johnson will take educators on a journey through his book, A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males. He will give an overview of the research and accompanying practices needed to engage African American students in school-based literacy practices and provide context around the schooling experience for students and the impact on their school-based inquiry engagement.

President of The American Literacy Society and author of "A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males", has engaged with educators in his work to help develop effective literacy practices for African American male students. His vision is to assist school systems help each one of their students reach their personal academic goals.

Cost: Finding the Brilliance Series Cost:
$2600 for 5 seats per session, or $5200 per district for unlimited registration

Additional 2-day session for Middle and High School Teachers and Teacher Leaders
November 15, 2019 and February 7, 2020 ($450 pp).

30. Mouse Create for High School Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Educators

Dates: 11/14/2019

New
Scratch Day 2 covers Unit 2 of a six unit course of that allows students to create animations, stories, and games with Scratch, a visual block-based programming language and tool created at MIT. Teachers will utilize the Creative Computing curriculum from Harvard to further advance students' computational thinking and creativity. This workshop is designed to support increasing fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking through introductory Scratch programming projects focused on animation.

Mouse Create is their online learning platform designed for young people to build the skills they need to apply design and technology creatively to the world around them. Mouse Create provides hands-on, interactive projects that include everything from web literacy and fixer skills, to innovative content areas, like circuitry, game design, coding, and green technology. This workshop covers computational thinking, computational making, and human centered design and includes an overview of the landscape of high school computer science courses offered for high school students with example course progressions and professional development options for the following summer.

31. A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males - 2 Day Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 11/15/2019 to 2/7/2020

New
Engage in an overview of the research and accompanying practices needed to engage African American students in school-based literacy practices.

Dr. Johnson will take educators on a journey through his book, A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males. He will give an overview of the research and accompanying practices needed to engage African American students in school-based literacy practices and provide context around the schooling experience for students and the impact on their school-based inquiry engagement.

President of The American Literacy Society and author of "A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males"½, has engaged with educators in his work to help develop effective literacy practices for African American male students. His vision is to assist school systems help each one of their students reach their personal academic goals.

32. SCRIPT: Strategic Planning Tool for School Districts (Finding the Brilliance Series)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators, Principals, and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 11/19/2019

New
Mouse designs computer science and STEM curriculum for the Mouse Create online learning platform. Mouse trains educators in K-12 computer science and STEM courses. The program models accelerate positive youth development outcomes, build practical expertise, and help educators learn alongside their students.

SCRIPT
This workshop will use CSForAll's SCRIPT (Strategic Planning Tool for School Districts) framework to guide teams of district administrators, school leaders, and educators through a series of collaborative visioning, self-assessment and goal-setting exercises to create or expand upon a computer science education implementation plan for their students. Ideal teams consist of at least one administrator, principal, and teacher.

(Part of the Finding the Brilliance Series.)
FINDING THE BRILLIANCE COST
$2,600 FOR 5 SEATS OR $5200 PER DISTRICT FOR UNLIMITED REGISTRAION

33. LOTE Teacher Network: Creating Games for Learning - 1st Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 1/13/2020

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SESSION 1: January 13, 2020
Creating Games for Learning - Students learn by doing! This session will focus on the creation of games that reinforce speaking, reading, and writing in the foreign language classroom.

SESSION 2:February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
Session 3: March 16, 2020 - Making Writing Personal
SESSION 4: April 20, 2020 - Assessment Reviews

34. LOTE Teacher Network: Language Learning Through Project Based Learning - 2nd Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 2/10/2020

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SESSION 2: February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
Fluency in speaking and writing can be enhanced when students learn through PBL. This session focuses on theme-based, authentic learning while developing classroom products or performances.

SESSION 1:January 13, 2020 - Creating Games for Learning
Session 3: March 16, 2020 - Making Writing Personal
SESSION 4: April 20, 2020 - Assessment Reviews

35. Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning with Tony Sinanis (Finding the Brilliance)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/5/2020

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HACKING LEADERSHIP: 10 WAYS GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE LEARNING THAT TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS LOVE

Mr. Sinanis will identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for building a rich community while bringing fun back to school. Participants will explore how to amplify individual staff needs while maintaining a collaborative vision; break down the walls between home and school; explore the ways to recruit, hire and induct superstars; create a culture where "Yes"½ and "Trust"½ are default; sustain momentum and inspire all stakeholders so we can eradicate the deficit mindset!

TONY SINANIS, a Lead Learner at #WeArePlainedge for Learning and Teaching; former Lead Learner at Cantiague Elementary, and an award winning Elementary School Principal. Mr. Sinanis is the co-author of the book, "Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love"½.

Finding the Brilliance Series
Cost: $2600 for 5 seats per session or $5200 per district for unlimited registration

36. LOTE Teacher Network: Making Writing Personal - 3rd Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 3/16/2020

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SESSION 3: March 16, 2020
Making Writing Personal - Session 3 will focus on strategies that engage and encourage writing in the foreign language classroom. Get your students blogging, publishing, and writing books and stories!

SESSION 1: January 13, 2020 - Creating Games for Learning
SESSION 2: February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
SESSION 4: April 20, 2020 - Assessment Reviews

37. LOTE Teacher Network: Assessment Reviews - 4th Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 4/20/2020

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SESSION 4: April 20, 2020
Assessment Reviews - This session will explore assessments used in New York and across the country, as well as skill-specific assessment options. Participants will create a rubric-aligned, alternative assessment for use in their classroom.

SESSION 1: January 13, 2020 - Creating Games for Learning
SESSION 2: February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
SESSION 3: March 16, 2020 - Making Writing Personal
Huda Essa will share her engaging and thought-provoking learning strategies to assist educators in successfully meeting their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She will help participants to understand the impact of unintentional, unconscious bias towards English Language Learners.
This session is interactive, including experiential simulation, group work and will facilitate open dialogue.

HUDA ESSA, Founder and consultant of Culture Links, LLC., has had a positive influence on countless communities through her engaging and thought-provoking learning opportunities. Essa uses her extensive experience as a cultural competency consultant and an English language development specialist to help organizations successfully meet their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Finding the Brilliance Series
Series Cost: $2600 for 5 seats per session or $5200 per district for unlimited registration