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1. NYSAA 1% Targeted Skills Group-For specific district teams/educational organizations only (Ellenville, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Monticello, Warwick Valley, and Newburgh)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: For specific district teams only- Ellenville, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Monticello, Warwick Valley, and Newburgh

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 5/18/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

A Targeted Skills Group brings together Educational Organizations with a common need for the purpose of solving problems. Specific educational organizations (EOs)/districts are required to attend this TSG based upon their NYSAA Participation Data. The TSG is an opportunity for the team to participate in a facilitated self-review process exploring how eligibility is determined for NYSAA. Some other considerations are also explored:
•Decreasing NYSAA Participation Rate, under 1%
•Reviewing current decision-making guidance and practices regarding NYSAA eligibility
•Developing a decision-making process for NYSAA eligibility that aligns with NYSED guidance, involving parent communication and notification regarding NYSAA, and staff training for equitable understanding of NYSAA. The TSG will meet on the following dates from 9:00-12:00 virtually: (Note: There are no virtual sessions in February or April.) October 20, 2021 November 17, 2021 December 8, 2021 January 12, 2022 March 16, 2022 May 18, 2022

2. Middle School Building Leader Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/16/2022

Starting Today
Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide Middle School Building Leader Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen communication and collaboration and can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Middle School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 20, 2021
November 15, 2021
January 24, 2022
March 21, 2022
May 16, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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. Blended Learning Series : UDL and Blended Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Teachers, administrator, Tech Integration Specialists

Dates: 5/17/2022 to 5/23/2022

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The Blended Learning Series is based off the work of Catlin Tucker. Each session of the series dives deeper into her work developing a blended learning model with technology integration. Participants can choose an individual session in the series or attend all!
This is a hybrid professional development with two parts to each session in the series.
1) Asynchronous Learning Session will be released one week prior to the meeting date. Participants will engage in a pre-recorded tutorial and have access to resources in the Google Classroom. 2) Synchronous Session will be held via Zoom during the hours listed. During the synchronous session, participants will have the opportunities to ask questions, share ideas, learn more about the topic, and collaborate with others in the session.
This session will specifically focus on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and its connection with blended learning and meeting the needs of all learners.
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.

4. Elementary School Building Leader Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Building Leaders

Dates: 5/19/2022

Starting Soon
Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide Elementary School Building Leader Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen communication and collaboration and can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Elementary School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 23, 2021
November 18, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 24, 2022
May 19, 2022

All meetings are from 9:30 to 10:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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. Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: 3-8 Educators

Dates: 5/19/2022

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Are you looking for digital resources about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) that ask essential questions of students in grades 3-7, such as: "What is a sign that you should slow down and think carefully about a choice?” or "How do you practice self-respect?” Participants in this one-hour session will learn the importance of implementing SEL in their classes by exploring the Rosen Publishing Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning Interactive eBook Series.

Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning content focuses on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. With nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular learning activities and self-help support, our session will explore how these instructional eBooks help prioritize your students' social and emotional well-being.

During the session, participants become familiar with the layout of the eBooks, gain ideas for using them with students, and begin drafting lesson ideas as time allows. The 26-volume Social and Emotional Learning Interactive eBook Series is available to all Dutchess BOCES SLS members and component school districts.

Instructor: Cathie Morton, Library Media Specialist and K-12 Coordinator of Library Media Services for Millbrook CSD

Rosen Publishing Spotlight on Social and Emotional Learning Interactive eBook Series is supported in part with federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds allocated to the New York State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

6. Testing Accommodations for Students with Disabilities - May 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Building Principals/Administrators, Committee on Special Education (CSE) Chairpersons, Parents/Families

Dates: 5/23/2022 to 5/25/2022

Meeting Times: May 23 & May 25 12:00-2:00pm

* This workshop will consist of two sessions: May 23 and May 25, 12:00-2:00pm. This training was developed to promote the understanding and appropriate use of test accommodations for students with disabilities. The training is intended to provide information related to the decision-making process and types of test accommodations, as well as the documentation of appropriate accommodations on the individualized education program (IEP). Computer-based testing and the implementation of "tests read" and scribing will also be covered. Expected outcomes: Students will be provided access to and participate in general education curriculum and in courses that will prepare them to take and pass the required examinations. Participants will:






• know the purpose of test accommodations






• define test accommodations






• understand their role in supporting a student with their test accommodations






• recognize that instructional accommodations used in the classroom should be aligned with the testing accommodations provided during assessment Join Zoom Meeting https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/96278291171?pwd=VU5oNTFEeDlMbnpub0NzT00yMlBZdz09 Meeting ID: 962 7829 1171 Passcode: 782796

7. Developing an Effective Student Exit Summary - Two-Part Series

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education teachers/staff, school counselors, case managers, administrators, CSE / transition related staff

Dates: 5/24/2022 to 6/2/2022

Meeting Times: 2:30pm to 4:00pm

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This workshop will take place in two parts, May 24th & June 2nd, from 2:30pm to 4:00PM.
The goals of this 2-part training are to ensure participants will:
*Analyze the importance of students' self-determination skills in making the SES a meaningful and relevant document
*Learn the federal and state requirements for the SES
*Recognize and identify the required components of the SES
*Identify a process for the development and issuance of the SES that is student-centered

The Student Exit Summary is a required form for students exiting school. We ask that participants bring a student's IEP who is exiting this June and/or your school's Student Exit Summary form to reference and work with during this training. Please note: Student IEPs or Student Exit Summary forms are not required to attend this workshop. Participants need only register one time for both parts of this training. A Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants a few days in advance of this workshop. (If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder or email veronique.dietrich@dcboces.org or melinda.krafft@dcboces.org)

8. High School Building Leader Network: Meeting 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Building Leaders

Dates: 5/24/2022

Five facilitated meetings provide a forum for building leaders to share challenges, successes, ideas, and best practices. These virtual meetings provide participants opportunities to collaborate with colleagues around timely topics offering opportunity for professional growth and the development of a network of peers.

All principals and assistant principals are invited to join our county-wide High School Building Leader Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen communication and collaboration and can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide High School Building Leader meetings are structured to provide a forum to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. Dates scheduled:

September 21, 2021
November 16, 2021
January 25, 2022
March 15, 2022
May 24, 2022

All meetings are from 8:30 to 9:30AM on the Zoom platform with links provided prior to each meeting.
Please note: Network members may decide to switch particular dates to in-person meetings at a hosting school and extend beyond one hour. These determinations will be made at the discretion of building leaders based on interest and availability.

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. School Librarians' Professional Learning Network

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/24/2022

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This professional network draws on the interest and experience of participants to explore timely topics, discuss and share ideas, and problem-solve with school librarians from across the county. Agendas will include opportunities for both planned (ex., NY Project Hope, Intellectual Freedom) and spontaneous topics of conversation. Depending upon the participants, we will break into groups based on elementary or secondary.

Our final meeting for the school year will focus on intellectual freedom and the current threats to ban books in our region. We will discuss library selection policies, successful tactics to combat censorship, and recommendations from legal experts. This will be a forum and not a presentation. Bring your ideas and your selection policy with you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - NY Project Hope

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - Soundzabound

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - News-O-Matic

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Gale

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - Intellectual Freedom

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.

10. Transformative Classroom Learning - Youth Conference

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 5/25/2022

This event will showcase the Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Critical Inquiry Projects developed by local educators and students with the support of Dr. Jevon Hunter. Teachers and students will share their lessons, student work, and their personal experiences. Building and district leaders are encouraged to join us for this celebration.

This event is free for all members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice and all educators that are presenting.

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.
As students' and educators' social and emotional status is increasingly highlighted, it's important for leaders to find strategies that capture and leverage information related to these interpersonal skills. The DataLAB is a PLC Structure with an SEL Data foundation to promote self-actualization, love of education and reflective practices steeped in any given content. By immersing educators in self awareness of their own emotions in relation to presented content and how those emotions can change over time, leaders find understanding in the importance of capturing and analyzing this information to then make strategic and responsive decisions.
SEL oriented session description: This DataLAB session will focus on acknowledging the importance of student and staff social emotional learning. We will explore how successful educators and leaders intuitively understand how others feel and then make decisions based on this information. Together we will explore ways of capturing this information qualitatively to then leverage into actualizing responsive strategies. By synthesizing this knowledge of "warm data” and "cool data”, district leaders can increase teacher development and retention and student engagement and independence.
Define and prioritize Warm Data and Social Emotional Intelligence (SEI) in the school-based decision making processes
Identify and capture social emotional information as qualitative data
Synthesize and visually present live WARM quantitative data in response to SEL practices in schools
Engage in DataLAB to form constructive and collaborative conversations and develop responsive and strategic decisions
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.

12. Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12

Dates: 5/26/2022

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 1:00pm - Thursdays

The Mid-Hudson Regional Partnership Center is excited to introduce our Monthly Special Education Leadership Collaborative Meeting pilot. The intended audience for these collaborative meetings includes Directors of Special Education, Special Education Facilitators, MTSS Coordinators, Special Education Supervisors, and other related roles. The purpose of these meetings is for the Mid-Hudson region to develop consistent understanding and expectations related to special education, as well as provide strategies for sustainable implementation. These meetings will follow a uniform agenda. Each meeting will cover the following topics: -Special Education Specific Professional Development -Professional Development related to MTSS -Updates from SEQA -Worktime for a School Improvement Initiative with Specialist able to Support If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions please feel free to email ruairi.gribbon@DCBOCES.org to share. These meetings will take place from 9am-1pm on the following dates (all Thursdays): 9/30, 10/28, 12/2, 1/27, 2/24, 3/24, 4/28, 5/26, June TBD. This event will also be posted on the Dutchess BOCES Frontline and 4 CTLE credit hours will be provided for attending each session. Please register on Frontline and a link will be sent out prior to 9/30.

13. Virtual CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - June 2022

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 5/31/2022 to 6/16/2022

Meeting Times: 5/30, 6/2, 6/7, 6/9, 6/13, 6/16, 9:00 - 12:00 pm

This virtual training series of workshops will consist of six live Zoom sessions along with asynchronous 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 Module 1. Regulatory Foundations before participating in the live sessions. The following modules will also be asynchronous: Module 6. IEP Implementation, Module 7. Annual Review, Module 8. Reevaluation. All of these modules will be reviewed during the final live Zoom session 6/16/2022. Virtual live session dates: 5/31, 6/2, 6/7, 6/9, 6/13, and 6/16 9:00-12:00 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 (asynchronous pre-work, follow up session 1, 5/31)








•Effective Meetings (session 1, 5/31)








•Referral (session 2, 6/2)








•Evaluation (session 2, 6/2)








•Eligibility (session 3, 6/7)








•IEP Development (sessions 3, 4 & 5, 6/7, 6/9 & 6/13)








•IEP Implementation, Annual Review, Reevaluation (asynchronous work, follow up session 6, 6/16) 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.
As students' and educators' social and emotional status is increasingly highlighted, it's important for leaders to find strategies that capture and leverage information related to these interpersonal skills. The DataLAB is a PLC Structure with an SEL Data foundation to promote self-actualization, love of education and reflective practices steeped in any given content. By immersing educators in self awareness of their own emotions in relation to presented content and how those emotions can change over time, leaders find understanding in the importance of capturing and analyzing this information to then make strategic and responsive decisions.
MTSS oriented session description: This DataLAB session will focus on the use of data in a personalized learning model that can audit and strengthen your school's tiered instructional program to support high levels of student achievement. We will explore giving agency to those who engage in the emotional work of the evolving MTSS practices and protocols in schools. Together we will share elements of building data literacy, teacher capacity and the metacognitive processes that developed and informed our current system for supporting all students. Using specific district examples and experiences, you will create an overarching structure and process for implementation in your own school.
Define and prioritize structures for MTSS Identify and capture qualitative data as it relates to your MTSS initiatives Synthesize and visually present live WARM quantitative data Engage in DataLAB to form constructive and collaborative conversations and develop responsive and strategic decisions Optimize teacher collaboration and decision making around student data Create methods for leveraging data to strengthen instruction and intervention through diagnostic and prescriptive tiered services 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. C.A.I.T Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 6/3/2022

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) 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.

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. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 6/6/2022

Meeting Times: 4 PM - 6 PM

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

17. The Preschool Special Education Process

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special education administrators, special education and general education teachers, paraprofessionals, related services professionals, guidance/school counselors, agency/community service providers or case managers

Dates: 6/8/2022 to 6/15/2022

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 6/8/2022 & 6/15/2022 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

The Preschool Special Education process training is designed to give a foundational understanding of the IEP process including but not limited to the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE), the roles and responsibilities of all parties. Participants will:





• Understand the preschool special education process as delineated in education laws and regulations





• Know the role of the Chairperson, the Preschool Provider, the Evaluator, the County, the parents and the Committee





• Develop practices which encourage parental involvement and cultivate home-school partnerships





• Have an understanding that the Committee is charged with making high quality decisions that will result in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that meets State requirements and will result in educational benefit to the student Upon registration, participants will be provided with a Zoom link and access to training materials

18. What Does it Mean to Be Culturally Responsive?

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: District Leadership and Administration, Pupil Support Personnel, School Leadership, Directors of Special Education, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers (anyone serving students with disabilities).

Dates: 6/16/2022

Meeting Times: Thursday June 16,2022 10 am-12 noon

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This workshop is intended to introduce participants to foundational elements of culturally responsive education. The materials will support the development of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining mindsets, practices, and strategies to be implemented in Educational Organizations. As educators grow in their understanding and execution of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, student engagement, academic performance, behavior, and graduation rates will improve. Culturally Responsive educators provide instructional scaffolds so that learners of all abilities will be able to access content & will feel welcomed in classroom settings. Participants will be able to recognize that "CRT is not a set of ‘best practices' but a practice that recognizes the mind-body connection involved in learning” (Zaretta Hammond, 2013). * This course is offered synchronously online via Zoom. Thursday June 16,2022 10 am-12 noon Participants will receive Zoom log-in information 24 hrs. prior to workshop commencement via registered Frontline email.

19. eSports CoSer Coaches Network

Program: Model Schools

Audience: 6-12 eSports Coaches

Dates: 6/16/2022

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This session is for dedicated coaches for High School eSports teams working with BOCES and Contender eSports.
eSports Coaches will have the chance to network, share tips, and learn new strategies related to eSports Teams with monthly focus topics prepared by Model Schools Specialists.

20. CAGD2 - The Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document for Physical Education Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers/Staff

Dates: 7/19/2022

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The second edition of the Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document (CAGD2) for Physical Education is a resource that connects the revised New York State Physical Education Learning Standards (2020) with guidance regarding curriculum and assessment recommendations for K-12 Physical Education practitioners and Administrators in New York. The purpose of this document is to provide developmentally appropriate content and sample assessments in physical education that will allow students to acquire the skills, knowledge, confidence, and motivation through participation in quality K-12 Physical Education programs. The revised document is broken into two separate guides: an elementary and secondary version. In addition, the CAGD2 unpacks the revised New York State Physical Education Learning Standards (2020) and includes an amended adapted Physical Education services section.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

21. Trauma and Our Kids

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 School Educators, Administrators and Staff

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 7/21/2022

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A trauma-informed approach equips educators with strategies and tools to better engage those affected by complex trauma. Such training focuses on understanding how a child who has experienced complex trauma can be triggered, processes, intakes, and deciphers information. Understanding how to support children to form secure relationships is vitally important in establishing healthy connections to peers and teachers and facilitate classroom engagement. Creating a trauma-sensitive classroom can provide transformational equity for all.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

22. Responsive Classroom / Elementary Core Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-6 educators

Dates: 7/25/2022 to 7/28/2022

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Priority enrollment for Arlington, Beacon, and Dover

Participants engaging in Responsive Classroom workshops and courses will receive world-class professional development. Through attending this experimental and informative professional development, participants will learn how to create a balance between academic and social-emotional learning through key teaching practices. Our team is prepared to provide an exceptional learning experience where participants will build relationships authentically, engage with colleagues in meaningful ways, and learn strategies for creating safe, joyful, and engaging school 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.
Writing is Thinking (WIT) involves explicit instruction in expository writing skills to develop students' written and oral language, content knowledge and reading comprehension simultaneously. WIT is especially powerful for English learners because it also teaches how the English language works.

This workshop focuses on the foundational, sentence-level strategies that form the heart of the WIT approach. This is a hands-on, experiential workshop, designed for teachers across grades, levels of English proficiency and content areas. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Priority registration is given to Title III districts - Millbrook, Red Hook, Spackenkill and Webutuck

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. Fundamentals of Restorative Practice

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 School Educators, Administrators and Staff

Dates: 7/26/2022 to 7/28/2022

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Restorative practices are a set of strategies educators and students can use to repair relationships that have been damaged. It does this by bringing about a sense of remorse and restorative action on the part of the offender and forgiveness by the victim. The purpose of restorative practices is to build healthy communities through equity and a mutual understanding of respect. By learning how to effectively implement restorative practices educators are able to strengthen entire school populations.

25. Civic Minded Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 7/26/2022 to 8/3/2022

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How does civic learning come to life in your classroom and school? Collaborate with educators across the county to explore new approaches to civic skillbuilding, connect community resources with classroom learning, and design experiential learning that empowers students.

In this series, educators will:

Engage in perspective-taking activities to build capacity for community engagement, problem-solving, and integration of civic knowledge and mindsets in the classroom.

Apply civic lenses (e.g. healthcare, food/nutrition, housing) to community resources and develop an asset-based mindset.

Participate in a community mapping exercise.

Engage in power mapping exercises to identify stakeholders in their school and local community.

Engage in rapid ideation and design thinking to utilize knowledge of community resources and generate student and school opportunities.

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.