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1. Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education & Family Engagement

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/18/2021

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

Starting Today
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

2. 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

Starting Soon
*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.

3. Undoing Racism

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators, teachers, staff, community members

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

Closed
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 $750/participant fee. Non-members will pay $825/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.

4. Curriculum Audit for Equitable Learning Experiences

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: curriculum developers, teachers, administrators

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

This session is intended for each district to send a team of 5 that will lead the curriculum work throughout the summer.

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.

5. Equity Symposium

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: 7/6/2021 to 7/9/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm 4 days Tuesday - Friday 7/6 - 7/9

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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 (NYSED, 2018 p.6). 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 us at the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) and the Family & Community Engagement Center (FACE) this summer for an Equity Symposium. During this four-day/half-a-day workshop series you will learn about Equity and The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (CR-SE). After you complete our workshop series, you will be better equipped to know what Culturally Responsive teaching looks like and how to better support your staff and teachers in implementing the strategies they will acquire by attending our workshops throughout the upcoming school year. Please see below for a list of the workshop descriptors and what you/staff can expect.

6. Starting 21-22 school year with interactive Slidesmania decks.

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 7/6/2021

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Google Slide decks and PowerPoints can transform the first weeks of school by allowing students a fun, interactive way to display who they are, be interactive with peers, and be creative with newly acquired information.
Slidesmania is an amazing, free site established for teachers that have hundreds of inspiring and creative slide template. Learn how to navigate this site, download and edit templates to keep!
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.

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. 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.

8. Equity Book Study Series: So You Want to Talk About Race by Iljeoma Oluo

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: all educators

Dates: 7/7/2021 to 8/4/2021

We initiated the Equity Book Study Series last summer. We are excited to continue this effort through our newly announced Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice. IN So You Want to Talk About Race, Iljeoma Oluo guides readers of all races through subject ranging from intersectionality and affirmative action to "mocel minorities" in an attempt to make the seemingly impossible possible: honest conversations about race and racism, and how they infect almost every aspect of American life.

Zoom meetings will be held to cover the text in the following timeline:
July 7th Welcome and Norming
July 14th Introduction through Chapter 5
July 21st Chapter 6 through Chapter 11
July 28th Chapter 12 through Chapter 17
August 4th Plan for action In addition to the zoom meetings, participants are encouraged to engage on twitter with the hashtag #EdEquityHV. This is a growing community that shares resources and celebrates the successes and efforts towards educational equity throughout the county. Participation in the chat is encouraged but not required.

Participants that register by June 25th will receive a copy of the text. Any participants of districts that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plaines, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) will participate at no cost.

Participants that register after June 25th will need to purchase their own text.

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.te.

9. Equity Book Study Series: Identity Safe Classrooms by Becki Cohn-Vargas

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/8/2021 to 8/19/2021

We initiated the Equity Book Study Series last summer. We are excited to continue this effort through our newly announced Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice. In Identity Safe Classrooms, Becki Cohn-Vargas focuses on techniques to amplify student voice, facilitate difficult conversations, and build community resilience in the face of identity issues.
NOTE: We've selected to use the version of the book specified for Grades 6-12 because it is the most recently updated edition of the text. However, nearly all this edition's content has direct applications to K-5 classrooms as well. We will create space during each session where all educators can talk and process with discussion groups working with similar grade bands.
Zoom meetings will be held to cover the text in the following timeline:
July 8th: Welcome, Norming and Part I
July 15th: Part II - Chapters 3 & 4
July 22nd: Part II - Chapters 5 & 6
July 29th: Part III - Chapters 7, 8 & 9
August 5th: Part IV - Chapters 10 & 11
August 12th: Part V - Chapters 12, 13 & 14
August 19th: Planning for Action & Implementation
In addition to the zoom meetings, participants are encouraged to engage on twitter with the hashtag #EdEquityHV. This is a growing community that shares resources and celebrates the successes and efforts towards educational equity throughout the county. Participation in the chat is encouraged but not required. Participants that register by June 25th will receive a copy of the text. Any participants of districts that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plaines, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) will participate at no cost.
Participants that register after June 25th will need to purchase their own text.
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.

10. Choiceboards for in-person independent or collaborative learning!

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12

Dates: 7/13/2021

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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 choice board 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.

11. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) (Synchronous)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/29/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the first in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics. This is a six session online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 1.5 hours from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.. The dates are July 13, 2021; July 14, 2021; July 15, 2021; July 27, 2021; July 28, 2021 & July 29, 2021. No sessions the week of July 19, 2021. Participants will:






• Develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI)






• Identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI






• Be able to define SDI & its purpose






• Understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies






• Be able to describe SDI & its core elements






• Differentiate between accommodations & modifications






• Practice selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics

12. 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.

13. Learning First, Technology Second: An Online Book Study

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12, admin

Dates: 7/19/2021

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Fall will be a great return back to some "normalcy" since the pandemic. Instruction using tech tools has changed teaching forever. Learn about focusing on curriculum but using your favorite tech tools using the Triple E (Engage, Enhance, Extend) Framework through the work of Dr. Liz Kolb and her book "Learning First, Technology Second." This is a fully online PD paced over modules where participants will join a virtual classroom and participate in weekly discussions/video chats online while reading the text throughout the week.

This online, interactive book study will have modules, activities, and discussions lasting over multiple weeks and will take approximately 15 hours to complete. Coursework must be completed by August 31, 2021.

Upon registration, participants will receive information on how to join the group. This online PD will be using Google Classroom where a Google account is needed to participate. Personal Google accounts are acceptable as well.

Participants will receive a copy of the text if enrolled by July 9th.

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. Teaching in the Post-COVID Classroom Using Blended Learning Instruction: An Online Book Study

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12, admin

Dates: 7/19/2021

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Fall will be a great return back to some "normalcy" since the pandemic. Instruction using tech tools has changed teaching forever. Learn how to keep the positive changes and intertwine them with in-person best practices through the work of Dr. Catlin Tucker and Blended Learning. The book, Balance with Blended Learning, will help guide our learning and discussions. This is a fully online PD paced over modules where participants will join a virtual classroom and participate in weekly discussions/video chats online while reading the text throughout the week.

This online, interactive book study will have modules, activities, and discussions lasting over multiple weeks and will take approximately 15 hours to complete. Coursework must be completed by August 31, 2021.

Upon registration, participants will receive information on how to join the group. This online PD will be using Google Classroom where a Google account is needed to participate. Personal Google accounts are acceptable as well.

Participants will receive a copy of the text if enrolled by July 9th.

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. Responsive Classroom / Elementary Core Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/19/2021 to 7/22/2021

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.

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.


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. Self-Care for Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 7/20/2021

New
2020-2021 was a unique and stressful year for all educators and students. Now that we are beginning 2021-2022 and the start of a new year and new habits, let's begin to focus more on self-care. Join us in this asynchronous experience to learn more about self-care, begin planning and taking action, and start new habits for 2021 by focusing on YOU!
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.

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. Undoing Racism

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators, teachers, staff, community members

Dates: 7/20/2021 to 7/22/2021

Closed
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 $750/participant fee. Non-members will pay $825/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.

18. Resetting for Resilience: Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Learning (TI-SEL)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/20/2021 to 7/27/2021

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Resetting for Resilience: Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Learning (TI-SEL) teaches administrators, teachers, and staff how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer both the "why,” and the "how” for creating the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students.

The two session online training (1.5 hours each via Zoom) focuses on resilience:
Session 1 explores the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience.
Session 2 presents proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, encouraging play, and promoting positive behavior supports across grade levels.

The course will include breakout groups: one for administrators that will address how to turn-key and sustain the learning with fidelity, and another for teachers/staff that will address implementation. Further, the course fosters inner/self compassion for the school professionals themselves.

Participants will earn 3 CTLE credits upon completion.

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

19. Words Matter: Developing Equity Literacy to Enhance Communication

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 7/22/2021

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Lately, we hear a lot about equity, diversity, and inclusion - but do we all share the same understanding of what those terms mean? The work of equity, diversity and inclusion encompasses many facets of our everyday lives and leads us on an ongoing journey to learn more and do better. There are many terms that fall under the umbrella of equity. How we communicate and the words we use also have an impact not only on ourselves but also on others. Words matter and they can create shared understanding or cause tremendous harm. It's on us to do our part to ensure that the ways we are communicating are not creating barriers between ourselves and others.

Participants in this workshop will develop a shared language to ground all of their conversations and work on an ongoing basis inside and outsides of the sessions.

It is recommended, although not required, that participants attend as a team and register for the following sessions as well:
Unpacking Bias Baggage to Advance Educational Equity - August 12th
Understanding Unearned Advantage and Its Impact - August 19th
Equity Auditing: Moving from Knowledge to Action - September 22nd

Registrants that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) received a reduced rate of $50 per person. 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.

20. New Teacher Mentor Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/29/2021

For beginning teachers skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers structures, strategies, and tools for mentors. Experiences will provide specific information about the mentor's role, identify the needs of beginning teachers, and model steps for insuring an effective mentor-protege relationship.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
The Role of the Mentor;
Recognizing the Needs of Beginning Teachers;
Effective Communication;
Maximizing Time and Attention;
On-going Support Strategies.

ALL TEACHERS/ADMINISTRATORS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor; Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year; Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning.
These afternoon sessions will be composed of both synchronous and asynchronous work held via Zoom and Google Classroom.

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.

21. Using Nearpod this Fall to Diversify Instructional Strategies

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 7/27/2021

New
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.
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.

23. Responsive Classroom / Elementary Core Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/5/2021

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.

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that focuses on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.


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

24. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified administrators responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/2/2021

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This asynchronous virtual training 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 of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to district-approved rubrics, and share conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2021 - 22 school year.

Participants will engage in an asynchronous learning experience during the month of August. Responses to assignments will be self-paced to allow participants to engage independently as well as interact virtually with colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:



• Practice evidence collection and alignment



• Examine evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using district-approved rubrics

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.

Google Classroom details will be emailed to participants on August 2.

25. rePET: Recertification of Principal Evaluators Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified administrators responsible for the evaluation of principals

Dates: 8/2/2021

New
This asynchronous virtual training for is designed for lead evaluators of principals who have already received initial certification. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to district-approved principal-practice rubrics. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2021 - 22 school year.

Participants will engage in an asynchronous, self-paced learning experience during the month of August. Responses to assignments are designed to allow participants to engage independently as well as interact virtually with colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:



• Practice evidence collection and alignment



• Examine evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using district-approved rubrics

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.

Google Classroom details will be emailed to participants on August 2.

26. Flipping the Classroom: Re-thinking How We Use Class Time

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Educators

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/16/2021

New
How can we get students driving their own learning, grappling with higher order questions, engaging in rigorous tasks and reflecting and monitoring their own progress when there are only so many hours in the day? Whether we're working with elementary or secondary students, teaching the content we have to teach while providing these opportunities is always a struggle within the time constraints we work within. Flipping the Classroom is an instructional strategy that make this possible and preserves classroom time for the high-leverage moments that make teaching and learning rewarding for everyone.

This workshop will utilize a LEARN, CREATE and SHARE format to give teachers an opportunity to learn what a flipped classroom looks like, experience the flow of a flipped lesson, plan and create a flipped lesson of their own and receive feedback on their creation from other participants.

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.

27. Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) (Synchronous)

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: 8/3/2021 to 8/19/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.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 from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The dates are: August 3, 2021; August 5, 2021; August 17,2021 & August 19, 2021 No session on August 10 or August 12.
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.   

28. Sparking Joy and Organizing your Google Drive

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 8/3/2021

New
Can you join me in admitting that your Google Drive needs some tidying up for the 2021-2022 school year? This webinar focuses on tips and tricks to help clean out, organize, and KEEP your Drive a place that sparks joy.

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.

29. Undoing Racism

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators, teachers, staff, community members

Dates: 8/3/2021 to 8/5/2021

Closed
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 $750/participant fee. Non-members will pay $825/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.

30. Fundamentals of Equity

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: K-12 School Personnel

Dates: 8/4/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00am - 12:00pm

New
This workshop is designed to build foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the aim is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to interrogate their personal, professional and institutional capacity within these two areas. Workshop provided in sections: 1. Introduction to Equity 2. Introduction to Cultural Responsiveness

31. InLET: 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: 8/4/2021 to 8/18/2021

Lead Evaluator Training
Initial
for TEACHER Evaluators
State required initial training for lead evaluators of teachers.

This blended workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. Participants will have two weeks to complete the asynchronous portion of the workshop. The final synchronous day will take place on the Zoom platform. A link to the Zoom platform will be provided to participants the day before the session.

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


• 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 scores

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

32. National Reading Panel: Five Pillars of Reading

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 8/5/2021

Meeting Times: August 5, 2021 from 12:00pm-4:00pm

In their report of the National Reading Panel, published in 2000, the reading experts and researchers on the panel identified five essential elements of instruction that must be in place in order to produce proficient readers. They are referred to as the Five Pillars of Reading. This course will cover each of the Five Pillars of Reading, providing introductory information as well as links to resources for participants to learn more about each of the Five Pillars.

33. Equity Book Study Series: Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain by Zaretta Hammond

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: all educators

Dates: 8/6/2021 to 8/27/2021

We initiated the Equity Book Study Series last summer. We are excited to continue this effort through our newly announced Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice. In Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction, including information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships, "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners, and prompts for action and valuable self-reflection.

Zoom meetings at 9AM on Fridays throughout August will be held to cover the text according to the following timeline:
August 6: Welcome, Norming, & Introduction and Chapter 1
August 13: Chapters 2, 3, & 5
August 20: Chapters 4, 6, & 7
August 27: Chapters 8 & 9, and Epilogue

In addition to the Zoom meetings, participants are encouraged to engage on twitter with the hashtag #EdEquityHV. This is a growing community that shares resources and celebrates the successes and efforts towards educational equity throughout the county. Participation in the chat is encouraged but not required.

Participants who register by July 23rd will receive a copy of the text. Any participants of districts that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plaines, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) will participate at no cost.

> Participants who register after July 23rd will need to purchase their own text.

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. Google life beyond remote instruction: Using Student Data to Drive Instruction

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 teachers and administrators

Dates: 8/10/2021

New
You've worked tirelessly to gain skills using technology during the pandemic. Those skills will not go to waste! Take those skills and move to the next level with this asynchronous offering.
This class will dive into using Google forms and sheets to take a deeper look into data sets and formative assessments.
This asynchronous offering consists of videos and other material as well as an activity to complete for CTLE credit. Participants will have one week to complete the course.
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.

35. Resetting for Resilience: Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Learning (TI-SEL)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/10/2021 to 8/17/2021

New
Resetting for Resilience: Trauma-Informed Social-Emotional Learning (TI-SEL) teaches administrators, teachers, and staff how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer both the "why,” and the "how” for creating the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students.

The two session online training (1.5 hours each via Zoom) focuses on resilience:
Session 1 explores the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience.
Session 2 presents proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, encouraging play, and promoting positive behavior supports across grade levels.

The course will include breakout groups: one for administrators that will address how to turn-key and sustain the learning with fidelity, and another for teachers/staff that will address implementation. Further, the course fosters inner/self compassion for the school professionals themselves.

Participants will earn 3 CTLE credits upon completion.

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.

36. Next Generation Mathematics: You've got Questions? We've got Standards!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 8/11/2021

New
The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (NGMLS) are designed to support student access to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts that are necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics, while providing educators the opportunity to devise innovative programs to support this endeavor.

This workshop will present and discuss resources to evaluate existing lessons and units for alignment to the new standards, discuss the importance of the vertical alignment of the mathematical practices and provide some exemplar assessments that are aligned to the NGMLS for teachers to use in their own classrooms.

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.

37. inPET: Principal Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators responsible for principal evaluation who have not been certified as lead evaluators

Dates: 8/12/2021 to 8/26/2021

New
State required initial training for lead evaluators of principals.

This workshop covers the areas of training which are prerequisites for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. New evaluators of principals will meet synchronously on the Zoom platform for 3 hours and complete an asynchronous module according to their schedule within the following two weeks.

TOPICS INCLUDE:




• Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards




• Evidence-based observation techniques




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




• APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs

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 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.

38. Building a Productive and Engaged Organization: Mindfulness and Intentionality as Leadership Practices

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 8/12/2021

New
Educational leaders can affect great change and impact many lives which can be rewarding but also stressful. The field faces obstacles that often create a sense of powerlessness. Leaders have to juggle the interests of all stakeholders and meet requirements while ensuring that the needs of a diverse student body and their families are met. Leaders who find ways to support and build their personal dispositions as well as that of their staff find that morale and organizational climate can change for the better.

This workshop will uncover research on the benefits of mindfulness as it relates to leadership and to teaching and serving others. Simple implementation strategies will be shared and participants will be invited to consider how this approach might fit into their own leadership philosophies. Ultimately, attendees will leave with new tools that enhance their own health and well-being.

This workshop is free to districts that have joined the Leadership Academy Seminar Series service (Arlington, Beacon, , Wappingers, 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.

39. Unpacking Bias Baggage to Advance Educational Equity

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 8/12/2021

New
Every day we make split second judgments about language, behavior & our perception of others. The human brain processes massive amounts of detail by creating shortcuts & instantaneously categorizing new information based on previous experience, social conditioning, and stereotypes. In this process, known as unconscious or implicit bias, our brain sorts people into social groups & assigns an identity based on characteristics including, but not limited to, age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, & religion. We pay attention to facts that support our associations & filter out facts that oppose them (confirmation bias). We tend to associate positive qualities with, & favor, people who are like us (in-group bias). These automatic thoughts & feelings are hard to control or stifle - most often, because we are not even aware that we are making these judgments. Though all of us have implicit biases, we can take steps to manage and minimize them, build new mental linkages, & push for broader dismantling of inequitable policies and practices.

This workshop provides an introductory examination of implicit bias, how it originated, & how these biases impact behaviors and relationships with students, their families, & our colleagues.

It is recommended, although not required, that participants attend as a team and register for the following sessions as well:
Words Matter: Developing Equity Literacy to Enhance Communication - July 22nd
Understanding Unearned Advantage and Its Impact - August 19th
Equity Auditing: Moving from Knowledge to Action - September 22nd

Registrants that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) received a reduced rate of $50 per person. 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. Building Capacity for Deeper Learning with the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards, Grades 6 through 8

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle school ELA teachers

Dates: 8/16/2021

New
Developing lifelong readers and writers who engage language with depth and critical thinking is the aim of all educators. During this session, middle school ELA teachers will learn about the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards and take a deeper dive to explore reading anchor standard 3 (Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text). Participants will consider the implications of this standard and explore and develop approaches to teaching and assessing this standard that build the level of rigor for students and encourage deeper levels of thinking.

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

41. Google life beyond remote instruction: Designing Curricula

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/17/2021

New
You've worked tirelessly to gain skills using technology during the pandemic. Those skills will not go to waste! Take those skills and move to the next level with this asynchronous offering.
This class will dive into using Google Slides, YouTube, collaboration tools, and creative curriculum ideas to enhance your current curricula.
This asynchronous offering consists of videos and other material as well as an activity to complete for CTLE credit. Participants will have one week to complete the course.
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.

42. Undoing Racism

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Administrators, teachers, staff, community members

Dates: 8/17/2021 to 8/19/2021

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 $750/participant fee. Non-members will pay $825/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.

43. Virtual Live Lab!: A Newtonian Headscratcher

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 8/17/2021

New
What if Newton's Laws were all wrong? Come join our inaugural VIRTURAL LIVE LAB as we explore and experience a phenomenon-based experiment that is sure to get students asking questions, testing outcomes and building their own prototypes in an effort to solve a Newtonian mystery.

Participants will first experience a laboratory experiment from the eye's of their students as we attempt to explain an entirely unexpected phenomenon of forces. All participants will receive access to vertically-aligned laboratory guides for Elementary, Middle and High School students. Once we've worked through the lab through the eye's of students we will review and discuss the work that must be done on behalf of teachers to plan for, implement, and assess student mastery of this material within the classroom.

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

44. Social and Emotional Learning Fundamentals and Academic Integration

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/17/2021

New
Educators today are continually hearing about the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in our schools. Yet, many of us are still unsure about what SEL is and how it's similar or different from concepts such as restorative justice, school climate and empathy. Schools also struggle with how to fit SEL into classrooms that are already embracing other programs or curricula. Is this really just one more thing required of schools? Does it apply to all teachers or just the school counselors?

This workshop will begin by building a common understanding and shared language of SEL by introducing the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)'s five competencies, or CASEL wheel, as a foundation. Research will be highlighted which establishes the impact of SEL on academics, employability and overall life outcomes. The workshop will then delve into practices that can be used across the curriculum to support SEL and the development of the five competencies. Every setting in the school, from the bus ride in, to the chemistry lab, functions better when students have the skills to manage themselves and their interactions with others. This workshop brings us together as a school community and establishes the fundamentals that support all other 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.

45. Orientation to the EfS Strengths Assessment

Program: Center for Sustainability and Climate Education

Audience: District-level Administration

Dates: 8/18/2021

New
What does it mean to educate for a sustainable future? To what extent are we already doing it? How can we most effectively use a strengths assessment tool to inform our planning? These are the questions we will address in this orientation session. The Education for Sustainability (EfS) Strengths Assessment is a facilitated process where districts and the Center for Sustainability and Climate Education work collaboratively to identify areas of strength throughout all aspects of district operations while identifying pathways to capitalize on these strengths in order to make an even larger impact. Participants will then have a chance to decide if they are ready to utilize this tool and if so, who should take part in the process.

This session is FREE for all members of the Center for Sustainability and Climate Education. This includes Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pine Plains, Red Hook, and Rhinebeck.

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. You Are What You Read: Equity in Classroom Libraries

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: Classroom teachers (with class libraries)

Dates: 8/19/2021

New
We strive to create equitable learning environments in our classrooms. Each choice we make impacts how welcoming our environment is - right down to the books in our classroom libraries. Join with other educators as we learn about tools to help us audit our classroom libraries and ways to involve our students as active participants in designing a collection of books that reflects their needs, values, and culture.

Any participants of districts that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plaines, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) will participate at no cost.

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.

47. Understanding Unearned Advantage and Its Impact

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 8/19/2021

New
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines privilege as, "a right or immunity granted as a peculiar benefit, advantage, or favor.” From a social justice standpoint, the term privilege refers to unearned advantages and benefits that individuals receive because of social groups they are perceived to be a part of. Because the concept of privilege is often misunderstood, it can elicit strong reactions and challenging conversions. Yet, those conversations are crucial if we want to make progress and dismantle the systems in place that open up doors and opportunities for some and close doors for others. In the words of James Baldwin, "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

Participants in this workshop will explore why it is important to begin an internal examination of our own identities and unearned advantages, thus providing an opportunity to move closer to educational equity.

It is recommended, although not required, that participants attend as a team and register for the following sessions as well:
Words Matter: Developing Equity Literacy to Enhance Communication - July 22nd
Unpacking Bias Baggage to Advance Educational Equity - August 12th
Equity Auditing: Moving from Knowledge to Action - September 22nd

Registrants that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) received a reduced rate of $50 per person. 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.

48. Google life beyond remote instruction: Student Agency

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/24/2021

New
You've worked tirelessly to gain skills using technology during the pandemic. Those skills will not go to waste! Take those skills and move to the next level with this asynchronous offering.
This class will dive into developing and fostering leadership skills in students where group projects, powerful presentations, and true collaboration that deems students in charge of their own learning paths! Student agency refers to learning through activities that are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers.
This asynchronous offering consists of videos and other material as well as an activity to complete for CTLE credit. Participants will have one week to complete the course.
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.

49. Using Nearpod this Fall to Diversify Instructional Strategies

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 8/31/2021

New
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.

50. Connecting Libraries, Classrooms, and Students Through Global Collaboration with "The Global Read Aloud".

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-8 librarians/classroom teachers

Dates: 9/13/2021 to 9/20/2021

New
What is "The Global Read Aloud?" GRA is a collaborative reading project that begins on October 4th. The project was created in 2010 with a simple goal in mind; one book to connect the world. The GRA has grown to make a truly global connection with more than 4,000,000 students have participated. Teachers, students, classrooms, and librarians from around the world read a chosen text and make global connections using social media and other collaborative tools.
All participants will know and/or be able to:
* Learn about and sign up for the GRA
* Choose a social media platform and choose a class for collaboration
* Network with other educators engaged in the GRA
* Ask questions and receive guidance throughout the project
Learn more at https://theglobalreadaloud.com/

Participants in this two-hour session will engage in an asynchronous hour beginning on 9/13 and meet for a live overview and brainstorm session on 9/20 via Zoom.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

51. Equity Auditing: Moving from Knowledge to Action

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 9/22/2021

New
In this culminating session, we move from understanding terms, concepts and behaviors to a more action-oriented approach that moves us one step closer to our goal of education equity for all. With an equity audit, schools collect and analyze data to identify institutional practices that may be negatively affecting particular groups of students. Equity audits guide schools in answering several questions: What supports do students need at each intersection? How well is the district providing these supports? Which students are disengaged? Where can the district improve? An audit has the power to confirm equity concerns and bring new ones to light. If we truly believe that all learners deserve to receive the best possible public education, then we have to be willing to look hard in the mirror and uncover what we can do better. In the words of Maya Angelou, "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

This session will guide participants on that journey to do better and provide tools to begin identifying actions we can take to provide equitable access and opportunity for ALL students in the school community.

It is recommended, although not required, that participants attend as a team and register for the following sessions as well:
Words Matter: Developing Equity Literacy to Enhance Communication - July 22nd
Unpacking Bias Baggage to Advance Educational Equity - August 12th
Understanding Unearned Advantage and Its Impact - August 19th

Registrants that are members of the Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice (Arlington, Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Pine Plains, Poughkeepsie, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, and Wappingers) received a reduced rate of $50 per person. 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.

52. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training (District Pre-approval required)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 10/6/2021

New
The Classroom Educator coursework enables a teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously including the six types of syllables and the five syllable division rules in English. This course is designed for general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, speech and reading specialists, and those seeking to add to their private practice. As one progresses through the course, they will be expected to teach the concepts learned in class. A gradual release model will be used whereby the instructor will demonstrate how to teach concepts, show video clips of concepts being taught, and then, the student will practice teaching the concept to another student in class.

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

53. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training (District Pre-approval required)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 10/7/2021 to 12/8/2021

ClosedNew
The Classroom Educator coursework enables a teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously including the six types of syllables and the five syllable division rules in English. This course is designed for general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, speech and reading specialists, and those seeking to add to their private practice. As one progresses through the course, they will be expected to teach the concepts learned in class. A gradual release model will be used whereby the instructor will demonstrate how to teach concepts, show video clips of concepts being taught, and then, the student will practice teaching the concept to another student in class.

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.

54. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Training (District Pre-approval required)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: k-12 educators

Dates: 12/13/2021 to 12/17/2021

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The Classroom Educator coursework enables a teacher to directly and explicitly teach students how to read and spell simultaneously including the six types of syllables and the five syllable division rules in English. This course is designed for general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, speech and reading specialists, and those seeking to add to their private practice. As one progresses through the course, they will be expected to teach the concepts learned in class. A gradual release model will be used whereby the instructor will demonstrate how to teach concepts, show video clips of concepts being taught, and then, the student will practice teaching the concept to another student in class.

Participants will be sent information on how to access the course the week before the event.

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.