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1. High School to College Transition Special Interest Group

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Academic Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2017

Meeting Times: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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The goal of this group is to help high school librarians prepare students for college, and for academic librarians to gain a better idea of where students are coming from and how they can help. Through conversation, this SIG will work to ease students' transition between high school and college. The agenda will be set by the group. Topics of discussion could include college readiness, the first-year college experience, enhancing critical thinking, and working with college programs in the high school.

2. CANCELED: The How, When and Why of Feedback

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

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The feedback we give to students has a substantial impact on their identity as learners, and as such, their motivation and effort. In this full-day workshop, participants will explore the feedback cycle, the nature and construct of growth-promoting feedback, how and when to provide feedback.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Identify characteristics of effective feedback
• Provide goal-referenced feedback aligned with learning targets
• Construct objective feedback
• Identify protocols for structuring peer feedback

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Growth mindset
• Student agency
• Differentiation

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.

3. eResources Webinar Series: eLibrary Elementary

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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The ultimate elementary reference resource - tailors all the media types and search functionality of eLibrary for the young reader and researcher. During the 1-hour instructed webinar you will learn how to navigate this easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students. Designed for grades K-9, students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary's powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts-plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (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. eResources Webinar Series: Gannett News

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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In this 1-hour instructed webinar you will learn how to navigate 88 different newspapers in the Gannett News Package brought to you by NOVELny! There are more than a dozen NY and NJ daily newspapers that can address issues of historical context, current events, world affairs, financial literacy and so much more! Students can explore meaningful and current primary source materials a context for lessons across the curriculum. Explore 2016-17 election issues like immigration, health care, tax policy, role of government and so much more! NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (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. Student Exit Summary **For Students Exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA**; Dutchess County/Dutchess BOCES/RSE-TASC Conference Room

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

Audience: Any staff involved with the development of the Student Exit Summary form for students who are alternately assessed-NYSAA

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 8:30 am-11:30 a.m

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Student Exit Summaries (SES) provide useful information for students to use as they transition from high school to the adult world. The focus of this ½ day workshop (8:30-11:30) will be on the Student Exit Summary for students exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA. Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary (SES) plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components, compliant with NYSED regulations, and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality development of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that this information can also be incorporated into the document. Melinda Krafft, Community Employment Specialist and Hudson Valley Representative, will be co-presenting and leading the discussion about community agencies and resources. Participants should bring 1-2 sample SESs of Skills Credential students to review. Refreshments will not be provided.

6. Student Exit Summary **For Students With Disabilities EXCEPT Those Exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA**; Dutchess County/Dutchess BOCES/RSE-TASC Conference Room

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

Audience: Any staff involved with the development of the Student Exit Summary form for students who are alternately assessed-NYSAA

Dates: 1/25/2017

Meeting Times: Wednesday, January 25, 2017; 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

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Student Exit Summaries (SES) provide useful information for students to use as they transition from high school to the adult world. The focus of this ½ day workshop (12:30-3:30) will be on the Student Exit Summary for all students with disabilities EXCEPT those exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA. This population is discussed in a separate workshop. Participants will learn about the role that the SES plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. Participants will understand the purpose of creating a SES, identify the key components of a SES, and develop best practices for completing a meaningful and useful document to support students once they leave high school. Melinda Krafft, Community Employment Specialist and Hudson Valley Representative, will be co-presenting and leading a discussion about community agencies and resources that are available to support students once they leave high school. Participants should bring 1-2 samples of student SESs to review. Refreshments will not be provided.

7. Beginner Cataloging for School Librarians and Library Staff

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and library staff

Dates: 1/26/2017

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

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Learn the basics of original cataloging, including the structure of a MARC bibliographic record as well as basic terminology and techniques for cataloging a variety of resources. (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. eResources Webinar Series: TeachingBooks.net: Social Studies Literacy Connections Across the Curriculum

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/26/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Join us for a 1-hour instructed webinar on using Teachingbooks.net as a curricular resource for the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework. We will develop custom reading lists with anchor texts and award winner diverse titles. Learning objective: Strengthen district cross curricular literacy initiatives, with existing literature collections, using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net. Teachingbooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password. (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. Standards-based IEP Development - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers, Special Education Administrators, CPSE/CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 1/26/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday January 26, 2017 8:30-3:30

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This workshop provides comprehensive information about developing quality IEPs aligned to NYS Learning Standards that are consistent with State law and regulation. At this full-day workshop, participants will:





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





•Explore a gap analysis process for describing Present Levels of Performance





•Learn how to concisely and specifically document student's Present Level of Performance aligned to NYS learning standards





•Develop meaningful, quality Measurable Annual Goals aligned to NYS learning standards





•Learn to unpack learning standards This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

10. eResources Webinar Series: NLM's Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/30/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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This 1-hour instructed webinar will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. (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. Improving Writing Outcomes for ELLs with Disabilities: Teaching Sentence Fluency

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

Audience: ENL, Special Ed, Bilingual and General Ed Teachers

Dates: 1/30/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: Room 4

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In this session, participants will:



• Identify 3 research-based sentence fluency strategies



• Use the ELL progressions to tier the 3 sentence fluency strategies to meet the language proficiency needs of ELLs with disabilities



• Use writing scaffolds to teach sentence fluency strategies to ELLs with disabilities

12. RESCHEDULED: Reading/Literacy Roundtable *Snow Date is February 6, 2017*

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Reading Teachers and Literacy Specialists

Dates: 1/30/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Reading/Literacy Roundtable discussions are opportunities for K-12 Reading and Literacy Specialists in Dutchess County to come together and share strategies, ask questions, and acquire new knowledge. The upcoming round table discussions will be a continuation of the dialogue from last spring's roundtables. New members are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring topics of interest to the roundtable. There is no cost for this workshop.

DATE:
Monday, January 30, 2017 **SNOW DATE: February 6, 2017**
TIME:
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Collaborate with colleagues from across Dutchess County

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Reading and literacy
• Best practices
(NOTE: THE FIRST READING/LITERACY WORKSHOP WAS OFFERED ON OCTOBER 27, 2016)

13. The Sancturary Model: Creating a Trauma Informed Culture - DAY 1 RESCHEDULED

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Members of the Leadership Academy: Seminar Series

Dates: 1/30/2017 to 2/1/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: SEMINAR SERIES Never before have educators been more concerned with how to support students who have experienced trauma. The Sanctuary Model identifies the experience of trauma along a wide continuum that includes both discrete events and ongoing, cumulative experiences like poverty and racism. Trauma theory suggests that many of the behavioral symptoms we see in individuals are a direct result of coping with adverse experiences. In these two sessions participants will learn what it means to be a Trauma Informed School System and explore the impact that Adversity, Trauma½½½½½½and Chronic Stress have on students, educators and the system as a whole. ½½½½½½In addition to trauma theory, participants will be introduced to some of the strategies in the "Sanctuary Toolbox"½½½½½½ that serve to change behavior, organizational structures, and ultimately outcomes for students. This will be an interactive session with opportunity for learning, discussion and questions and answers. TWO DAY WORKSHOP: January 23, 2017 and January 30, 2017 Beatriz Vides has been in the field of Human Services for 30 years.½½½½½½ During this time, she has served children and families of multiple backgrounds with an array of services that ranged from case manager to Director of Residential Programs.½½½½½½ Over the last decade she has been working with The Sanctuary Model, a trauma informed care model, through the Sanctuary Institute, where she is a faculty consultant.½½½½½½ She is currently helping several school districts learn the impact that trauma, adversity, poverty, and/or racism has on children and the direct effect this has in their educational lives.½½½½½½ Ms. Vides challenges educators to look at "problematic"½½&frac1

14. Using Google Classroom to Curate Assignments and Resources

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12

Dates: 1/30/2017

Meeting Times: Monday 4:15-6:15

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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 provides teachers with a powerful assignment and resource curation system for use with Google Docs in an instructional setting. This 2-hour workshop will cover the basics of how to integrate Google Classroom and Google Docs into instructional practices. It is highly recommended that registrants complete the Google Docs and Drive Basics workshop, or have a strong understanding of Google Docs sharing features before taking this Google Classroom workshop. Note: Participants must have Google Apps for Education account with their school district, and Google Classroom must be an approved app. Check with your technology director to see if you have access to Google Classroom. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Create new Google Classrooms Name Classrooms Create Announcements Create and manage Assignments Handout documents Link to video content and web sites Reorder posts on the Stream Archive unused Classrooms Posting discussions

15. eResources Webinar Series: TeachingBooks.net: Science Literacy Connections Across the Curriculum

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 1/31/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a 1-hour instructed webinar on using Teachingbooks.net as a curricular resource for STEAM. We will develop custom reading lists with anchor texts and award winner diverse titles. Learning objective: Strengthen district cross curricular literacy initiatives, with existing literature collections, using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net. Teachingbooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password. (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. ONLINE: Engaging Hispanic Students and Their Families: At Toolkit for the Mainstream Classroom Teacher

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/31/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: ONLINE: AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

Location: ON-LINE: AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

This eight-hour, self-paced, online course presents current statistics and trends involving our nation's rising Hispanic population, and offers strategies and resources for working successfully with these students and their parents.

THIS IS THE SECOND SESSION: JANUARY 31-FEBRUARY 28,2017

DATES OFFERED:
Monday, January 2 - Monday, January 30
Tuesday, January 31 - Tuesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31
Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
TIME: At your convenience

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Implement strategies for engaging Hispanic students in the mainstream classroom

• Create relevant learning experiences for Hispanic students

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Deficit thinking and funds of knowledge

• Integrating Hispanic literature

• Parent engagement

• Explicit instruction

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

17. The Growth Mindset Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 1/31/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

Carol Dweck's book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is having a powerful impact on our beliefs about human potential and ingrained notions of success and intelligence. An understanding of the growth mindset can be powerfully motivating, and the principles behind it can transform classrooms. Participants in this full-day workshop will learn about growth and fixed mindsets, and how they can modify their interactions with students to support students in adopting a growth mindset.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Identify elements of growth and fixed mindsets
• Modify classroom practices to support the growth mindset
• Identify resources aligned with growth mindset principles

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Mindset theory
• Communicating high expectations
• Providing student feedback
• Effective effort
• Motivation

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.

18. What Matters in Education: An introduction to "Visible Learning" by John Hattie

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/31/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: CTI Room 301

In 2009, researcher John Hattie published "Visible Learning." Using meta-analysis to determine what works in education, he reviewed educational research studies, categorizing them into six topics: the student, the home, the school, the curricula, the teacher, and teaching approaches. In this introduction to his work, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Hattie's research, including what influences have the most effect on student learning, through active participation. Based on his findings, Hattie has stated, "Every student deserves a great teacher, not by chance, but by design." Participants will be able to consider what his findings mean to teaching and learning in classrooms, schools, and districts. There is no need to have read or buy the book to participate in this workshop.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Explain the basic fundamentals of a meta-analysis, including method and effect size.
•Prioritize influences on student success based on effect size.
•Discuss how this research can assist educators in making informed decisions about using interventions or practices to positively influence student learning.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•John Hattie's "Visible Learning" series
•Research methods including meta-analysis, effect size, and the normal distribution

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

19. Lead From the Heart: A Book Discussion

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Team Building, and District Leaders

Dates: 2/1/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

Research tells us that human beings in the workplace are driven more by a sense of belonging, accomplishment and shared mission than by financial gain or opportunities for promotion. In his book Lead From the Heart, Mark C. Crowley makes a compelling case that 21st century workers need leaders who offer a sense of purpose, and who nurture growth. Crowley shows scientific evidence that "leading from the heart" is the future of effective leadership. Participants in this three-hour discussion will reflect on their leadership style and the ideas and evidence presented in the book. Lead From the Heart can be purchased on Amazon.com. Participants are encouraged to read the book prior to attending.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Reflect on and modify their leadership style
• Identify the unique needs of the 21st Century workforce
• Identify key components of 21st Century leadership as outlined by the author
• Cite research to support an effective leadership approach

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Leadership
• Heart research
• 21st Century workforce

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.

20. RESCHEDULED: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 3/15/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

In compliance with the regulatory requirements of 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators. This is a six session, 25 credit-hour workshop that is offered in a hybrid format; a combination of both online and in-person sessions. You must register for the entire workshop. This workshop is intended for new administrators who have not been certified to be a Lead Evaluator.

Sessions 1-4 will be online. Sessions 1-3 should be completed before the 1st in-person session.) Sessions 5-6 are in-person sessions. You MUST complete all session requirements for initial Lead Evaluator Certification.
On-Line Sessions: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - Wednesday, March 15, 2017
In-person Sessions: Session 5: Thursday, February 23, 2017 and Session 6: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


•Articulate the Regents Reform Agenda and how it is implemented in their district .Explain the requirements of 3012-d and the impact of the Transition Period
•Use the Evidence Cycle for the observation process
•Explain how the Student Performance Score is determined using either a State-Provided Score or a Student Learning Objective (SLO)
•Recognize specific considerations for observing teachers of SWD or ELLs

TOPICS INCLUDE:

•Session 1: Overview of the Regents Reform Agenda
•Session 2: New York State Teaching Standards and NYS Approved Rubrics
•Session 3: Integrating the Elements
•Session 4: Specific Considerations
•Session 5: Growth Measures
•Session 6: Observations
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. Creating Effective Multimedia Presentations

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12

Dates: 2/2/2017

Meeting Times: Thur 4:15-6:15

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. --- Do you use Powerpoint, Google Slides, or Apple Keynote to present information to your students? Do your students use these apps for class projects? If you answered yes to either question, this workshop is for you. This 2-hour workshop will focus how to turn plain old presentation slides into engaging multimedia displays for effective whole-group as well as individualized instruction. The DOs and DON'Ts of effective presentation design will be covered including: use of stylized text, shapes, color, images, video, and links to websites. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Design and create a multimedia presentation using Powerpoint, Google Slides or Apple Keynote. Identify and apply effective multimedia slide layout principles. Locate and insert appropriate images, sound, and video content into a multimedia presentation. Add effective transitions between the slides of of multimedia presentation.

22. eResources Webinar Series: The Bridge Between Textbook, Inquiry, and Technology

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/2/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During this 1-hour instructed webinar participants will become familiar with a selection of interactive eBooks for grades 3-7. Designed to support New York's local history, culture and government units, the Spotlight on New York series includes instruction and assessments addressing: essential questions, NYS Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), K-12 Social Studies Frameworks, and inquiry and project based learning. TOPICS INCLUDE: Using the eBooks to address diverse learning styles and variety of reading levels, Primary and secondary sources for student analysis, Biographies of key figures, Academic and domain-specific vocabulary and Extensive lesson plans aligned to new SS framework. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Identify the Spotlight on NY eBook titles that are available to support the social studies curriculum and NYS CCLS, Access the rich media support that is available in each eBook, and Become familiar with the SoNY Instructional Lesson Planning Guide. The eBooks were purchased by the Dutchess School Library System and are available to all of our district educators and students. There are 14 titles in the series. To access the eBooks go to http://www.rosenlearningcenter.com/. Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

23. Gmail & Google Calendar Basics - FEB SESSION

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 2/2/2017

Meeting Times: THURSDAY, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

During the 3-hour workshop, participants will develop and expand their skills using Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Contacts.

24. Hudson Valley TOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 2/2/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 115

This peer-lead, self-directed work group will meet approximately 1/month throughout the school year. This work group provides a place for Teachers of the Deaf to professionally develop skills as teachers, provide support and guidance as itinerant teachers, and allow for occasional guest speakers to improve their knowledge and understanding of topics related to working with students with hearing loss.

25. Resources for Transition Planning; Location-Ulster County-Ulster BOCES Modular Meeting Room

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

Audience: Special Education Staff - Administrators, CSE Chairpersons and Teachers, Principals, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 2/2/2017

Meeting Times: February 2, 2017 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: Modular Meeting Room

Transition Planning is an ongoing process with a variety of different components. During this workshop, participants will explore transition resources and tools. Documentation, curriculum, and career exploration resources will be demonstrated. There will be guided practice time on multimedia resources. Please bring a laptop or personal computer with you to the session. During this workshop participants will: 1. Explore transition resources and tools 2. Review documentation, curriculum and career exploration resources Middle and high school staff persons are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

26. Orange County Transition Council-Orange County BOCES-Carl Onken Center

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

Audience: All stakeholders involved with students with disabilities and transition planning and services.

Dates: 2/3/2017

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

The Orange County Transition Council is a group of voluntary members including individuals from Orange County school districts; state agencies; community-based organizations; post-secondary education programs and parent groups. Each key stakeholder contributes unique perspectives during monthly meetings to facilitate a student-centered collaborative effort between families, schools, agencies and community to create stronger partnerships for students to successfully transition from school to adult life. We welcome you to attend or send a representative to engage in important discussions on supports, services and opportunities for students with disabilities.

27. Developing Young Writers Through Blogging

Program: Model Schools

Audience: 6-12

Dates: 2/6/2017

Meeting Times: Monday 4:15-6:15

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. --- Are you seeking another way to motivate students to write in and out of the school setting? Initiating a student blogging project may be what you are looking for. During this 2-hour workshop participants will explore effective strategies to introduce and managing blogging activities across the curriculum. A variety of cloud-based apps and platforms will also be introduced, so you can select one that best suits your needs. Student privacy as well as moderating student postings will be discussed during the session. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Use blogging software to deliver and manage student writing projects. Identify and develop blogging projects for their students. Explore other highly motivating technology-based strategies for writing across the curriculum.

28. eResources Webinar Series: TeachingBooks.net: Elementary Text Complexity Made Manageable

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/6/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p..m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to implement text complexity analyses into your instruction. Working with titles used in instruction, and the TeachingBooks.net Text Complexity Toolkit, experience how manageable it is to examine qualitative measures, quantitative measures as well as reader/task considerations. Learning Objective: Participants will complete the 1-hour instructed webinar having researched the specific books used in their classes, deepening conversation and insights into differentiated instruction. (Please have 2-3 trade books available during the webinar that you are using in your curriculum.) Teachingbooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System funding. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password. (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. Engaging Families in Academic Support

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/7/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

Like educators, today's parents feel the pressure to support their child's college and career readiness and help them achieve. But even when parents want to play a role in their child's academic growth, they don't always know how. Curricula, expectations and teaching methods are not what they once were, making it difficult for families. Participants in this full-day workshop will explore various strategies and resources for helping parents support their child's learning from home.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Plan and implement strategies that help parents offer academic support at home

• Identify and access Web resources for parents

• Support parents in developing their child's executive function skills

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• TIPS - Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork

• Web resources

• Learning games

• Parent trainings

• Executive function skills

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.

30. Getting Every Student to Ask Good Questions

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Coaches, Coordinators

Dates: 2/7/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30 p.m

Location: SPC RM 137

Learn how to get your students to improve and prioritize their questions to get at what it is they need most to learn. Students who ask good questions are more engaged and take more "ownership" of their learning, but forming good questions doesn't come naturally for most students. The new Social Studies Frameworks advocates for instruction to include an inquiry process. In this format, a compelling question is developed about a topic, which then elicits student interest in it. This compelling question is investigated using supporting questions which students should become more active in generating. This workshop will introduce participants to the Question Formulation Technique (QRT*). This simple yet rigorous, step-by-step process will support all students to acquire the habit of developing and asking good questions.

This course will be taught using a K-12 Social Studies perspective, however, the technique can be used in any classroom, with any content, at any grade level.

*RightQuestion Organization™

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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Identify steps in QRT™ process

• Experience the QRT™ process

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• The NYS Social Studies Framework

• The C3 Inquiries

• Developing questions for learning

31. NYSAA IN-PERSON ADMINISTRATION TRAINING FOR ELA & MATH - February 2017

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers Administering the NYSAA in ELA & Math

Dates: 2/7/2017

Meeting Times: 8:00-3:30

Location: 301

The New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA) Administration Training in ELA & Math is offered to administrators, teachers, and those who work with students with severe disabilities and who will be participating in the 2016-2017 NYSAA. Lunch will be on your own. PLEASE NOTE - SNOW DATE: Thursday, February 9, 2017

32. eResources Webinar Series: eLibrary Elementary

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/8/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The ultimate elementary reference resource - tailors all the media types and search functionality of eLibrary for the young reader and researcher. During the 1-hour instructed webinar you will learn how to navigate this easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students. Designed for grades K-9, students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary's powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts-plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (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.)

33. eResources Webinar Series: Gannett News

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/8/2017

Meeting Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In this 1-hour instructed webinar you will learn how to navigate 88 different newspapers in the Gannett News Package brought to you by NOVELny! There are more than a dozen NY and NJ daily newspapers that can address issues of historical context, current events, world affairs, financial literacy and so much more! Students can explore meaningful and current primary source materials a context for lessons across the curriculum. Explore 2016-17 election issues like immigration, health care, tax policy, role of government and so much more! NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (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.)

34. IEP for ELLs with Disabilities: Cultural and Linguistic Considerations

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

Audience: ENL, Special Education, Bilingual Teachers, Service Providers

Dates: 2/8/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: Room 4





• Analyze how PLPs sections impact all other sections of IEP development for ELLS with disabilities.



• Understand considerations about 2nd language acquisition and culture when documenting PLPs.

35. What Can Teachers Do NOW to Prepare Students for the Global Regents Assessment?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: 9-12 Social Studies Teachers and Coordinators, HS Principals

Dates: 2/8/2017

Meeting Times: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

In 2015-16, districts were mandated to adopt the New York State Social Studies Framework as the basis for the curriculum and instruction in high school social studies classrooms. The expectation is that the assessment will change to reflect the new standards and a new assessment format. NYSED has provided resources to support instruction and assessment, including a draft version of the new Regents assessment and the C3 Inquiry Units. Participants will be updated on the latest implementation timelines and review the draft of the new Regents assessment for Global Studies. During this review, participants will examine the questions to fully understand the difference in how students will be assessed under the new format. Educators will discuss experiences with the new Framework, the Inquiry Units, and how they are designed to support student learning to meet the expectations on the new format of the Regents assessment.

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.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Recognize changes in the questions found on the new Regents assessment


• Develop instructional strategies that prepare students for these types of questions

TOPICS INCLUDE:


• The NYS Social Studies Framework


• The C3 Inquiries


• The Draft Global Regents Social Studies format changes

36. Assessing Learning: Creating High Quality Classroom Assessments *RESCHEDULED*

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC Room 137

How do you know if students have learned what you want them to learn? Whether it is of learning or for learning, educators need to know that an assessment truly measures what it is students should know following instruction. In this full day workshop, participants will explore the definition, category, and types of assessment. Whether during or following instruction, sample assessments will be examined to consider quality, rigor, and alignment to standards and goals, and to determine if adjustments should be made to the questions(s) to ensure student learning is being accurately measured. Time will be provided for participants to analyze their own lesson plans and classroom assessments to adjust for quality, rigor, and alignment.
Participants should bring at least one lesson plan (and its required materials) as well as at least one classroom assessment in order to analyze assessments for quality, rigor, and alignment.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Define and explain the term "assessment"
•Analyze questions using Bloom's Taxonomy and the appropriate NYS Standard(s)
•Adjust questions to build alignment between what students should be learning and what they actually know

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•Formative and summative assessment
•Bloom's Taxonomy and content and practice-specific NYS Standards
•Types of assessments

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

37. Executive Functioning, Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 2/9/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-3:00

Executive skills are high level cognitive functions needed to complete tasks and meet challenges. Executive skills allow us to use cognitive abilities to problem solve or accomplish goals, and manage our behavior. This training reviews all executive skills and corresponding brain development. The training will also cover specific description and strategies for specific skills as well as assessments and interventions to promote skill development.

38. SLS Round Table - Serving Students with Diverse Needs, Interests, or Backgrounds

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/9/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

This after-school round table discussion is an opportunity for K-12 School Librarians in Dutchess County to meet their colleagues from area school libraries, share strategies, ask questions, and exchange information. Come prepared to share and receive ideas. Topic: Supporting LGBQT Students (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. Managing Daily Routines to Maintain a Vision of Academic Success for All Students

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Building Administrators

Dates: 2/10/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30-3:30 p.m.

This is a half-day opportunity for building-level administrators to learn and share with colleagues.

Shaping a shared vision of success for all students should drive actions in the other four characteristics. How can administrators concentrate on the vision of student success when constantly confronted with competing priorities? In this session, school-building leaders will explore methods to manage the daily responsibilities and long-term expectations of the school year. By improving resource-management systems and cultivating leadership in others, building-level leaders may be able to better balance work and personal lives. Participants will be introduced to "Mastering Your Workflow" and discuss how cultivating leadership in others benefits the whole school community.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Identify important school-related events during the year and plan a course of action to meet deadlines
•Identify Building Leaders
•Discuss methods to cultivate leadership in others

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•Your Building Vision
•Mastering Your Workflow
•Distributed leadership

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. Student Exit Summary **For All Students with Disabilities EXCEPT Students Exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA**; Orange County/Orange Ulster BOCES/Carl Onken Conference Room B/C

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

Audience: Any staff involved with the development of the Student Exit Summary form for students with disabilities who are NOT alternately assessed-NYSAA

Dates: 2/10/2017

Meeting Times: Friday, February 10, 2017; 12:30 pm-3:30 p.m

Student Exit Summaries (SES) provide useful information for students to use as they transition from high school to the adult world. The focus of this ½ day workshop (12:30-3:30) will be on the Student Exit Summary for all students with disabilities EXCEPT those exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA. This population is discussed in a separate workshop. Participants will learn about the role that the SES plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. Participants will understand the purpose of creating a SES, identify the key components of a SES, and develop best practices for completing a meaningful and useful document to support students once they leave high school. Melinda Krafft, Community Employment Specialist and Hudson Valley Representative, will be co-presenting and leading a discussion about community agencies and resources that are available to support students once they leave high school. Participants should bring 1-2 samples of student SESs to review. Refreshments will not be provided.

41. Student Exit Summary **For Students Exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA**; Orange County/Orange Ulster BOCES/Carl Onken Conference Room B/C

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

Audience: Any staff involved with the development of the Student Exit Summary form for students who are alternately assessed-NYSAA

Dates: 2/10/2017

Meeting Times: Friday, February 10, 2017; 8:30 am-11:30 a.m

Student Exit Summaries (SES) provide useful information for students to use as they transition from high school to the adult world. The focus of this ½ day workshop (8:30-11:30) will be on the Student Exit Summary for students exiting with the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential-NYSAA. Participants will learn about the role that the Student Exit Summary (SES) plays in the transition process for students with disabilities. The required components, compliant with NYSED regulations, and members of the development team will be explored to ensure quality development of the document. Agencies and resources that students can access after leaving school will be discussed so that this information can also be incorporated into the document. Melinda Krafft, Community Employment Specialist and Hudson Valley Representative, will be co-presenting and leading the discussion about community agencies and resources. Participants should bring 1-2 sample SESs of Skills Credential students to review. Refreshments will not be provided. Refreshments will not be provided.

42. Differentiated Reading Instruction for Struggling ELLs

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

Audience: ENL, Special Ed, ELA, Bilingual, Reading and AIS teachers

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C




• Define Differentiated Instruction to build a common language


• Review the 5 pillars of reading Instruction


• Use CCLS curriculum map to identify differentiated strategies infused throughout a unit of study that support reading instruction for struggling ELLs


• Use an informal reading fluency assessment to gather reading data for linguistically diverse students and analyze it through a linguistic and cultural lens


• Use miscue analysis to gather reading data to improve reading instruction for struggling ELLs and analyze it through a linguistic and cultural lens

43. Exploring the World of Arts and Culture Through the Google Cultural Institute

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: Monday 4:15-6:15

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. --- The Google Cultural Institute (GCI) is an amazing online resource containing hi-resolution images of millions of paintings, sculptures, and photographs. In addition, the GCI contains hundreds of virtual field trips for your students to explore including museums, historical sites, and wonders of the world. In addition, you and your students can curate your own collections from the works contained within the GCI. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: How to access and curate resources contained in the Google Cultural Institute website. Develop educationally-rich activities using the resources contained in the Google Cultural Institute.

44. Integrated Co-Teaching Roundtable Session 4: Grades 6-12 Supporting Students with Behavior Challenges

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

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: February 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: 176

In this half day session, Co-Teaching teams will come together with their secondary colleagues across the region to explore effective inclusive practices. By the end of the session participants will be able to apply classroom management strategies to provide access and support to students with behavioral challenges. They will have explored behavior intervention strategies and participated in a dialogue around best practices and begin to plan how to implement them in their classrooms.

45. Integrated Co-Teaching Roundtable Session 4: Grades K-5 Supporting Students with Behavior Challenges

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

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: February 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: 176

In this half day session, Co-Teaching teams will come together with their elementary colleagues across the region to explore effective inclusive practices. By the end of the session participants will be able to apply classroom management strategies to provide access and support to students with behavioral challenges. They will have explored behavior intervention strategies and participated in a dialogue around best practices and begin to plan how to implement them in their classrooms.

46. Online Video Resources For Education

Program: Model Schools

Audience: 6-12

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: Monday 4:15-6:15

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. --- During this 2-hour workshop, participants will explore a range of sources for free online educational video content for use in instruction. In addition, participants will learn how to shorten, crop, and add interactivity to internet-based video using online tools such as TubeChop and EdPuzzle. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Identify a range of Internet-based sources for educational video content. Incorporate the effective use of video content into instruction. Use online tools to shorten, and crop video content found on the Internet.

47. Spreadsheet Tips and Tricks for Effective Data Analysis

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12

Dates: 2/13/2017

Meeting Times: Monday 4:15-6:15

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. --- Unlock the power of spreadsheets to organize, manage, calculate, and analyze your classroom data. This 2-hour session will cover basic formulas, data organization, and basic charting and graphing. Workshop participants may use Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, or Apple Numbers* during the workshop. *All workshop participants are welcome to bring their own laptops for use during the workshop. Windows laptops with Excel 2012 and Google Chrome installed will be available during the workshop. Apple Numbers users are encouraged to bring their own MacBooks to this session. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Use spreadsheet apps effectively to organize, manage, and analyze classroom data. Use spreadsheet data to create charts and graphs.

48. The Special Education Process for Principals - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: School Building leaders

Dates: 2/14/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday February 14, 2017 8:30-3:30

Location: Mod meeting room

This full day workshop is designed to deepen a school principal's understanding of the special education process, as well as their role within that process. At this full-day workshop, participants will:




•Build an awareness of the special education process regarding federal and state regulations relevant to principals.




•Support the collaboration of general and special education teachers to ensure access to general education for students with disabilities.




•Develop an understanding of the CSE process that will ensure services are provided in the least restrictive environment. This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Kimberly Cannon (845) 486-4840 ext. 3136 kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org

49. Transition Assessment and Planning for Students Who Have Multiple Disabilities Location: Orange County-Orange Ulster BOCES-Carl Onken Room B/C

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

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

Dates: 2/14/2017

Meeting Times: Tuesday,February 14, 2017; 8:30am-3:30pm

Location: Modular Meeting Room

NOTE: This is a brand new topic and it is still in the development stages. More details will follow. This full day workshop is focused on transition planning and assessments for a specific student population, students with multiple disabilities, and their individual needs and considerations throughout the transition planning process. This workshop will provide information on transition planning, transition assessments and resources for youth whose post-secondary goals mostly include postsecondary programs with adult agencies. During this workshop, we will cover strategies for transition planning, appropriate transition assessments, postsecondary goals, adult agency information-various options as well as how to make referrals. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

50. Access to New York State Common Core Learning Standards for students with Disabilities

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Aides, School Administrators

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Room A

In this session participants will learn the structure of New York's Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). How to find appropriate standards for you lessons. How to include CCLS in your Specially Designed Instruction lesson plan. We may also discuss the Career Development Occupational Studies (CDOS) standards and how they crosswalk with the CCLS.

51. Deconstructing TED

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators Grades 5-12

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: CTI 301

TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks are wildly popular, and for good reason. They represent the most innovative ideas from the world's top thinkers. TED Talks are great resources for educators, offering insight on topics ranging from motivation to online learning to getting students to love science. In addition, analyzing the TED Commandments (yes, TED Commandments do exist!) can provide an engaging framework for elevating student presentations. Challenging students to create their own TED Talk addresses CC Speaking and Listening Standards and teaches the psychology behind winning over an audience. Recommended reading: Talk Like TED, by Carmine Gallo.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Identify the TED Commandments
• Use the TED Commandments to develop a rubric for student presentations
• Explain what neuroscience teaches us about effective public speaking

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• CCSS for Speaking and Listening
• The TED Commandments
• Public speaking skills
• Neuroscience
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 8-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

52. eResources Webinar Series: TeachingBooks.net: Middle School Text Complexity Made Manageable

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to implement text complexity analyses into your instruction. Working with titles used in instruction, and the TeachingBooks.net Text Complexity Toolkit, experience how manageable it is to examine qualitative measures, quantitative measures as well as reader/task considerations. Learning Objective: Attendees will leave this 1-hour instructed webinar having researched the specific books used in their classes, deepening conversation and insights into differentiated instruction. (Please have 2-3 trade books available during the webinar that you are using in your curriculum.)Teachingbooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password. (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. Executive Functioning Location: Sullivan BOCES Conf. Room 1

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

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

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-3:00

Executive skills are high level cognitive functions needed to complete tasks and meet challenges. Executive skills allow us to use cognitive abilities to problem solve or accomplish goals, and manage our behavior. This training reviews all executive skills and corresponding brain development. The training will also cover specific description and strategies for specific skills as well as assessments and interventions to promote skill development.

54. IEP for ELLs with Disabilities: Cultural and Linguistic Considerations

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

Audience: ENL, Special Education, Bilingual Teachers, Service Providers

Dates: 2/15/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: Conf room







• Analyze how PLPs sections impact all other sections of IEP development for ELLS with disabilities.





• Understand considerations about 2nd language acquisition and culture when documenting PLPs.

55. Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans and Progress Monitoring 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017, Thursday, March 9, 2017 and Thursday March 23, 2017 in Conference Rooms B & C at Orange Ulster BOCE Carl Onken Confer

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

Audience: all staff and administrators who have responsibilites for behavior supports

Dates: 2/16/2017 to 3/23/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Thursday February 16, 2017, Thursday March 9, 2017 and Thursday March 23, 2017

Wait List
This is a 3 part sequence of information that will: increase awareness of the New York State Education Department Regulations governing FBAs; gain fluency with the Competing Behavior Pathway in order to conduct a quality FBA;and, understand how using the Competing Behavior Pathway informs the development of a hypothesis (summary)statement that will guide the BIP process that set up a plan that can be progress monitored effectively and efficiently. It is strongly recommended that participants attend with at least one other member of the behavior support team. Participants should plan to attend the 3 session sequence to gain the skills and understanding that are critical to providing positive behavior supports to student with challenging behaviors who are not responsive to schoolwide practices at the universal and secondary levels of the system.

56. School Library System Union Catalog Overview - Webinar

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 2/16/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Dutchess School Library System Union Catalog is a collection of our member resources. The catalog contains over 465,000 titles . These resources are available to our members on request through interlibrary loan. Join this one-hour instructed webinar to learn more about using the SLS Union Catalog. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

57. Teacher- and Student-Made Video Using YouTube Creator Studio

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 2/16/2017

Meeting Times: THURSDAY, 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

During this 3-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of creating their own instructional videos for use with their students. Workshop concepts include proper lighting, framing shots, capturing audio/sound, storyboarding, and scripting. Participants will also learn how to use YouTube's Creation station to trim and crop unwanted video, add titles, add scene transitions, and add music to their video creations. Participants will create and upload their self-created video to their own YouTube Channel.

58. Ulster County Transition Council-ACCES/VR

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

Audience: All stakeholders involved with students with disabilities and transition planning and services.

Dates: 2/17/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 am -11:00 am

Location: ACCES/VR 65 Albany Ave Kingston NY

The Ulster County Transition Council is a group of voluntary members including individuals from Ulster County school districts; state agencies; community-based organizations; post-secondary education programs and parent groups. Each key stakeholder contributes unique perspectives during monthly meetings to facilitate a student-centered collaborative effort between families, schools, agencies and community to create stronger partnerships for students to successfully transition from school to adult life. We welcome you to attend or send a representative to engage in important discussions on supports, services and opportunities for students with disabilities.

59. **DATE CHANGE** Differentiated Reading Instruction for Struggling ELLs

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

Audience: ENL, Special Ed, ELA, Bilingual, Reading and AIS teachers

Dates: 2/21/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: Mod Room

Wait List



• Define Differentiated Instruction to build a common language


• Review the 5 pillars of reading Instruction


• Use CCLS curriculum map to identify differentiated strategies infused throughout a unit of study that support reading instruction for struggling ELLs


• Use an informal reading fluency assessment to gather reading data for linguistically diverse students and analyze it through a linguistic and cultural lens


• Use miscue analysis to gather reading data to improve reading instruction for struggling ELLs and analyze it through a linguistic and cultural lens

60. eResources Webinar Series: Enhancing Award-winning Books with TeachingBooks.net

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/21/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Discover resources to support the integration of award-winning books and authors into your classroom/library curriculum. Learning Objective: Participants will complete the 1-hour instructed webinar session armed with specific resources and strategies with the potential to enrich their literacy work and introduce award-winning books to their students. Teachingbooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System funding. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password. (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.)

61. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Initial Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators who evaluate principals

Dates: 2/21/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: CTI Room 10

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators, a critical component of APPR Regulations. This five-hour training is designed to focus participant learning to the nine required certification topics as they pertain to principal evaluation. The workshop includes an overview of the requirements of section 3012-d, including the visitation and student performance categories, and the Transition Period as it applies to principal evaluation. Participants will review their current district-specific APPR Plan to consider how 3012-d is applied to principals. Participants will analyze the ISLLC Standards and become familiar with the district-specific, principal-practice rubric through discussion and example evidence. Using case studies and/or video resources, evidence of principal practice will be collected and aligned to the district-specific, principal-practice rubric. Participants must have completed or be in the process of completing Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial Certification.

PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

•Explain the requirements of 3012-d, the Transition Period regulations, and how each is implemented in their district
•Use the Observation Cycle to collect and align evidence to district specific principal practice rubrics
•Explain how the Student Performance Score is calculated Determine a score/rating for each category
•Special considerations for Principals of ELLs or SWDs

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•APPR under section 3012-d and the Transition Period
•ISLLC Standards and NYS approved Principal Practice Rubrics
•Visitation, evidence collection and alignment
•Calculating composite 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

62. Normalizing Mistakes: Creating a Risk-Free Classroom Culture

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 2/21/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

As classroom teachers, we regularly tell students that it's okay to make mistakes. But does our approach to grading, homework, and daily lessons encourage students to learn from their mistakes, or hide them? How can we create a classroom culture where mistakes are embraced as growth opportunities? And where in our lessons and assessments can we create opportunities for students to identify and rethink mistakes? Participants in this three-hour workshop will closely examine the messages our grading and assessment practices communicate to students, and explore a variety of strategies to shift student attitudes regarding mistakes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Mindsets
• Classroom culture
• Assessment practices

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Create a risk-free classroom environment
• Modify homework, instruction, and grading practices to normalize mistakes and enhance student learning

Note: This workshop supports the development of a Growth Mindset 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.

63. eResources Webinar Series: Hudson River Valley Heritage

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/22/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

There is an increasing desire to get students closer to the source when studying historical, economic and social issues. Libraries and museums in New York have been digitizing primary sources with the K-12 Community in mind. During this 1-hour instructed webinar, attendees will learn about several freely available digital repositories with a wealth of resources that can be used in the classroom. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsored of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

64. Executive Functioning Location: Ulster BOCES Mod. Mtg Room

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

Dates: 2/22/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-3:00

Location: Modular Meeting Room

Closed
Executive skills are high level cognitive functions needed to complete tasks and meet challenges. Executive skills allow us to use cognitive abilities to problem solve or accomplish goals, and manage our behavior. This training reviews all executive skills and corresponding brain development. The training will also cover specific description and strategies for specific skills as well as assessments and interventions to promote skill development.

65. To Whose Culture are we Most Responsive, and Why?

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Members of the Leadership Academy: Seminar Series

Dates: 2/22/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: 137

In order to promote positive climates for our culturally and linguisitically diverse students and staff, we are drawn to foundational frameworks such as culturally responsive pedagogy and culturally relevant teaching. However, we believe before authentically designing a pedagogy grounded in one such framework, we have to ask the question, "To whose culture are we most responsive and why?"½½ Answering this question requires that we interrogate who has designed the norms for communication, behavior, dress, and engagement in school and investigate whether members of our school community share those norms. Where there is a disconnect, we must reframe our climate to honor the cultural understandings of all school community stakeholders. This workshop will prompt participants to: 1) develop a shared language of what we mean by cultural responsiveness; 2) investigate to whose culture their schools are most responsive to in this moment; and 3) ideate how they will promote positive racial and cultural identity development and racially just literacies for culturally and linguistically diverse students and staff. Participants will construct understandings of how cultural responsiveness can live within each of their respective context and plan for what they need to do in order to incite transformation.

66. Collecting and Managing Data Using Google Forms and Spreadsheet - FEB SESSION

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 2/23/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

During this 3-hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to use Google Forms and Google Spreadsheets to collect, manage, and organize classroom data.

67. Creating a Collaborative Classroom Using Google Docs & Drive

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 2/23/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Google Docs is a suite of productivity application similar to Microsoft Office, and is accessible over the Internet using a computer or tablet. It contains easy-to-use online word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation apps that invite users to create, store, publish, and share documents in the cloud. This 3-hour, hands-on, "Technology Integration" workshop will focus on Google Docs' collaborative nature and understanding the fundamentals of each tool, along with ways that they may be implemented in the classroom. Participants will be provided with many instructional strategies to improve instruction and enhance learning. Note: Participants must have Google Apps for Education account from their school district.

68. ITSAC Meeting - February 2017

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors

Dates: 2/24/2017

Meeting Times: Friday 8:30 am - 10:30 am

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

69. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/24/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC Room 137

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification. This half-day workshop for Principal Evaluators is designed to promote quality and consistency in principal evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. This law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct principal evaluations, and periodically be recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved, principal-practice rubric.
District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group.
The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2016-17 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

•Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
•Professional Conversations

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

70. Advanced Concepts in CISM (Prerequisite Requirement)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Pre-requisite - CISM - Basic Course

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Location: 301

The "Advanced Group Crisis Intervention" training program has been designed to provide participants with the latest information on critical incident stress management techniques and post-trauma syndromes. The program emphasizes a broadening of the knowledge base concerning critical incident stress interventions as well as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, which was established in the "Group Crisis Intervention" program and/or in publications. Specifically, the "Advanced Group Crisis Intervention" program addresses advanced concepts which are the foundations of CISM and, more specifically, the group interventions of defusing's and Critical Incident Stress Debriefings (CISD). NOTE: This course does not provide basic CISD instruction, but rather addresses advanced concepts in CISD and CISM. Special emphasis will be placed upon troubleshooting difficult and complex situations. At the conclusion of this educational program, the participants will have been exposed to specific, proven strategies to intervene with those suffering the ill effects of their exposure to trauma. The emphasis will be on advanced defusings and debriefings in complex situations. The "Advanced Group Crisis Intervention" training has been developed to teach advanced crisis intervention and Emergency Mental Health skills to those who are already trained in the critical incident stress debriefing format. It will also be useful for those who are working extensively with traumatized victims from various walks of life. Upon completion, participants will be able to: Discuss the pathological consequences of traumatic stress; Understand the theoretical basis for CISM and research evidence regarding CISM; and Conduct a CISD. NO CHARGE TO MEMBERS OF THE DUTCHESS BOCES CISM COSER.

71. Using Interactive Online Tools in the Math Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: teachers

Dates: 2/27/2017

Meeting Times: Thur 4:15-7:15

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. --- During this 2-hour workshop, participants will explore a range of interactive tools for the middle and high school mathematics classroom. Applications to be explored include Desmos, Geogebra, and gMath for Google Docs and Forms. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Use online interactive apps to enhance math instruction

72. Differentiated Reading Instruction for Struggling ELLs

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

Audience: ENL, Special Ed, ELA, Bilingual, Reading and AIS teachers

Dates: 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room

Define Differentiated Instruction to build a common language


• Review the 5 pillars of reading Instruction


• Use CCLS curriculum map to identify differentiated strategies infused throughout a unit of study that support reading instruction for struggling ELLs


• Use an informal reading fluency assessment to gather reading data for linguistically diverse students and analyze it through a linguistic and cultural lens


• Use miscue analysis to gather reading data to improve reading instruction for struggling ELLs and analyze it through a linguistic and cultural lens

73. eResources Webinar Series: TeachingBooks.net: High School Text Complexity Made Manageable

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to implement text complexity analyses into your instruction. Working with titles used in instruction, and the TeachingBooks.net Text Complexity Toolkit, experience how manageable it is to examine qualitative measures, quantitative measures as well as reader/task considerations. Learning Objective: Participants will complete the 1-hour instructed webinar having researched the specific books used in their classes, deepening conversation and insights into differentiated instruction. (Please have 2-3 trade books available during the webinar that you are using in your curriculum.) Teachingbooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System funding. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

74. Teacher-Led No More: Engaging Students with Protocols

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators, Grade 4-12

Dates: 2/28/2017

Meeting Times: 04:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

Edgar Dale's Cone of Learning tells us that individuals remember only 10% of what they read, and 20% of what they hear. However, individuals recall 70% of what they say, making student-student discussion about texts and concepts a critical component of an engaged classroom. In this three-hour workshop, participants will be introduced to and participate in discussion protocols from Engage NY. The protocols offer a set of strategies for incorporating student-student discussion in the classroom.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
• Analyze and evaluate which protocols are appropriate for various lessons and age groups
• Implement discussion protocols for classroom use
• Identify components of an engaged classroom

TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Student-student discussion
• Discussion protocols
• Student engagement
• Higher-order 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.

75. Comprehensive Supports through the IEP: Behavioral and Academic Accommodations & Modifications - Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: General and Special Education teachers, Related Service Providers, Directors of PPS/Special Education, Building administrators

Dates: 3/1/2017

Meeting Times: Wednesday March 1, 2017 8:30-3:30

Participants are asked top bring a copy of a student's IEP. In this workshop, participants will:






•Identify key questions/considerations to determine the individual needs of the student with disabilities both academically and behaviorally






•Define and understand the terms accommodation and modification






•Assess and provide classroom accommodations to address student's needs

76. ONLINE: Engaging Hispanic Students and Their Families: At Toolkit for the Mainstream Classroom Teacher

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 3/31/2017

Meeting Times: ONLINE: AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

Location: ON-LINE: AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

This eight-hour, self-paced, online course presents current statistics and trends involving our nation's rising Hispanic population, and offers strategies and resources for working successfully with these students and their parents.

THIS IS THE THIRD SESSION: MARCH 1 - MARCH 31, 2017

DATES OFFERED:
Monday, January 2 - Monday, January 30
Tuesday, January 31 - Tuesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 1 - Friday, March 31
Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31
TIME: At your convenience

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Implement strategies for engaging Hispanic students in the mainstream classroom

• Create relevant learning experiences for Hispanic students

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Deficit thinking and funds of knowledge

• Integrating Hispanic literature

• Parent engagement

• Explicit instruction

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

77. Specially Designed Instruction for ELLs with Disabilities

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

Audience: ENL Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, General Ed Teachers, Service Providers

Dates: 3/1/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C

In this session participants will:


• Define SDI


• Differentiate SDI from RTI tiered system of support


• Use Evidenced-based Strategies for Explicit Instruction to teach vocabulary to ELLs with Disabilities


• Use Scenarios to identify SDI for ELLs with Disabilities and add the identified SDI to an IEP template.

78. The 21 Responsibilities of the School Leader (and how to use them to transform your school)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Building Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2017

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

Location: SPC 137

This is a half-day workshop based on School Leadership that Works: From Research to Results and The Balanced Leadership Framework: Connecting Vision with Action. Participants will explore the 21 responsibilities and the 66 practices associated with student learning. According to Waters and Cameron," ...simply knowing what to do is not always enough to transform schools and classrooms." School leaders must understand not only what these responsibilities are, but when to use each of them during a change cycle. Following the initial introduction, participants will consider first-order change and second-order change and the leadership responsibilities that are essential to each stage. There is no need for participants to read either source prior to the workshop.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Define and explore each responsibility and its associated practices
•Connect responsibilities to the change cycle

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•21 Responsibilities
•66 Practices
•The Change Cycle

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.

79. Hudson Valley TOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/2/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location: 115

This peer-lead, self-directed work group will meet approximately 1/month throughout the school year. This work group provides a place for Teachers of the Deaf to professionally develop skills as teachers, provide support and guidance as itinerant teachers, and allow for occasional guest speakers to improve their knowledge and understanding of topics related to working with students with hearing loss.

80. Introduction to iSTEM

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 3/2/2017 to 6/1/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, March 2, 2017, Thursday, March 16, 2017 AND Thursday, June 1, 2017; 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.; 4:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m on June 1, 2017

3 DAY SERIES
This 10-hour workshop is the first in a series of workshops focusing on the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, a.k.a. STEM Education. iSTEM (Integrated STEM) integrates many of the concepts and practices common to the four individual disciplines. In this context, iSTEM is a unifying, interdisciplinary area of study containing the four integrated components. iSTEM learning experiences are conducted in a project-based, active-learning setting centering on "design-and-make" engineering projects. Collaboration, inquiry, invention, and creative problem solving are the thinking skills promoted in iSTEM. This introductory workshop covers iSTEM across grades K-12. Materials from a variety of prominent national and international organizations will be included in all workshops.

81. Mastering Your Workflow - MARCH SESSION

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 3/2/2017

Meeting Times: THURSDAY, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Do you have professional and personal responsibilities that you are committed to follow through on and complete? Does it seem that there is not enough time to get it all done? Does this create stress? Then this is the course for you. Participants will learn how to master their workflow by collecting, processing, organizing, reviewing, and doing tasks.

82. Improving Instruction to Achieve a Vision of Academic Success for All Students

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Building Administrators

Dates: 3/3/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

This is a half-day opportunity for building-level administrators to learn and share with colleagues. In this session, school-building leaders will observe, reflect on, and discuss criteria of effective instruction through the lens of DuFour's instructional core. After an introduction to 19 identified High-Leverage Practices, participants will explore instructional and learning data. Building leaders will be able to utilize multiple points of data to plan professional-development opportunities and improve student learning.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Use observation skills
•Review The Instructional Core (Dufour)
•Use data to Identify and plan a professional development focus

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•Your Building Vision
•Instructional and Learning Data
•Observation and Instruction
•Professional Development Focus

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

83. Orange County Transition Council-Orange County BOCES-Carl Onken Center

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

Audience: All stakeholders involved with students with disabilities and transition planning and services.

Dates: 3/3/2017

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

The Orange County Transition Council is a group of voluntary members including individuals from Orange County school districts; state agencies; community-based organizations; post-secondary education programs and parent groups. Each key stakeholder contributes unique perspectives during monthly meetings to facilitate a student-centered collaborative effort between families, schools, agencies and community to create stronger partnerships for students to successfully transition from school to adult life. We welcome you to attend or send a representative to engage in important discussions on supports, services and opportunities for students with disabilities.

84. School Library System Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Council members

Dates: 3/3/2017

Meeting Times: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This meeting is exclusively for Council members.

85. Adding Power To Google Chrome with Extensions, Apps, and Add-ons For Education

Program: Model Schools

Audience: k-12

Dates: 3/6/2017

Meeting Times: Monday 4:15-6:15

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 Chrome is one of the leading Internet browsers in use today. During this 2-hour workshop, participants will explore a range of Chrome extensions, apps, and add-ons that expand the power and functionality of Chrome that are designed for educators and students.Participants will explore Chrome extensions such as Nimbus Screenshot, Screencastify, Polling in Google Slides by PollEverywhere, Extensity, EasyBib Toolbar, and more. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Identify appropriate and effective Chrome extensions, apps, and add-ons Install and manage Chrome extensions, apps, and add-ons

86. Exploring Hispanic and Latino Literature for Middle and High School

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Location: SPC 137

This workshop is being offered in concert with "Evidence Based Reading Comprehension Strategies for Struggling ELLs and ELLs With Disabilities." Together, staff from the RSE-TASC and Educational Resources have developed a two-part literary immersion for all secondary teachers with ELLs in their classrooms. "Exploring Hispanic and Latino Literature" will introduce participants to a variety of relevant texts, including speeches, memoirs, current events, and poetry. In addition, Web sites featuring award-winning Hispanic and Latino literature will be explored, as will News ELA features and content. Texts featured in both sessions include: The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez; The Arrival by Shaun Tan; the 1984 Cesar Chavez Address to the Commonwealth Club of California; and a student interview with Ellen Ochoa, the first female Hispanic-American astronaut. Attendance at both sessions is not required.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Identify a variety of resources for identifying high-quality Hispanic and Latino literature


• Explore Hispanic and Latino content through a variety of genres

TOPICS INCLUDE:


• Engaging students through relevance


• Cultural responsiveness


• Accessibility for Hispanic and Latino ELL students

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.

87. School Librarians Round Table

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/7/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

This after-school round table discussion is an opportunity for K-12 School Librarians in Dutchess County to meet their colleagues from area school libraries, share strategies, ask questions, and exchange information. Come prepared to share and receive ideas. TOPIC: ebooks - Attendees are required to research and present one ebook vendor and/or product to the group. (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.)

88. eResources Webinar Series: eLibrary Elementary

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 3/8/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The ultimate elementary reference resource - tailors all the media types and search functionality of eLibrary for the young reader and researcher. During the 1-hour instructed webinar you will learn how to navigate this easy-to-use general reference database designed specifically to engage and guide younger students. Designed for grades K-9, students of all ages use eLibrary Elementary's powerful, yet engaging and easy-to-use search interface to find the answers they need from more than 390 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts-plus thousands of maps, images, educator-approved websites from Homework Central®, and audio/video titles, all selected as appropriate for elementary school studies. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

89. eResources Webinar Series: Gannett News

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 3/8/2017

Meeting Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In this 1-hour instructed webinar you will learn how to navigate 88 different newspapers in the Gannett News Package brought to you by NOVELny! There are more than a dozen NY and NJ daily newspapers that can address issues of historical context, current events, world affairs, financial literacy and so much more! Students can explore meaningful and current primary source materials a context for lessons across the curriculum. Explore 2016-17 election issues like immigration, health care, tax policy, role of government and so much more! NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.)

90. Understanding the Culturally Responsive Classroom for Struggling ELLs and ELLs with Disabilities

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

Audience: Special Education, ENL, Bilingual, General Education, Service Providers, School and District Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30

Location: B/C

In this session participants will:

• Increase understanding of the socio cultural models for second language acquisition

• Understand how to support ELLs in the classrooms through instructional adaptations and testing accommodations

• Understand the effects of language loss on learning

• Understand the difference between language difference and language disabilities

91. Break the "Code" -- Using Scratch© Programming App to Engage Students - Introductory Level

Program: Model Schools

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 3/9/2017 to 3/23/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday, March 9, 2017 AND Thursday, March 23, 2017; 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

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. --- Are you looking for fun and deeply engaging activities for your students? Scratch© is an easy-to-use programming tool designed for older elementary through middle school students. During this 6-hour, hands-on, "Technology Integration" workshop, participants will learn how to teach their students how to use Scratch to create interactive media such as stories, games, and animations. Scratch© is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is free for educators and students. Need convincing? View this TED Talk at http://www.ted.com/talks/mitch_resnick_let_s_teach_kids_to_code.

92. eResources Webinar Series: The Bridge Between Textbook, Inquiry, and Technology

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 3/9/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During this 1-hour instructed webinar participants will become familiar with a selection of interactive eBooks for grades 3-7. Designed to support New York's local history, culture and government units, the Spotlight on New York series includes instruction and assessments addressing: essential questions, NYS Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), K-12 Social Studies Frameworks, and inquiry and project based learning. TOPICS INCLUDE: Using the eBooks to address diverse learning styles and variety of reading levels, Primary and secondary sources for student analysis, Biographies of key figures, Academic and domain-specific vocabulary and Extensive lesson plans aligned to new SS framework. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Identify the Spotlight on NY eBook titles that are available to support the social studies curriculum and NYS CCLS, Access the rich media support that is available in each eBook, and Become familiar with the SoNY Instructional Lesson Planning Guide. The eBooks were purchased by the Dutchess School Library System and are available to all of our district educators and students. There are 14 titles in the series. To access the eBooks go to http://www.rosenlearningcenter.com/. Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (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.)

93. The Teacher's Guide to Understanding the New NYS Science Standards, K-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: SPC Room 137

This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the Draft New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). The draft Standards, based on the Next Generation Science Standards, are in the process of being revised for the Board of Regents' adoption. The format of the NYSSLS is constant across all grade levels and content areas. Breakout sessions are designed to provide content and grade-specific activities. Participants will review the Standards to explore required rigor and expectations. Utilizing Bloom's Taxonomy as a guide for higher-order thinking, participants will develop an understanding of the implications of the Standards on teaching and learning in the science classroom. Time permitting, participants may begin to revise current science lessons/units to reflect the intent of the new Standards. Participants should bring a lesson or unit plan and any necessary resources and materials to evaluate content and make modifications to integrate the unit/lesson goals and activities with the expectations of the New NYS Science Learning Standards.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

•Define the format, components, and vocabulary associated with the NYSSLS
•Access and use the NYSSLS to guide curriculum, instruction, and assessment
•Explore Grade level and/or content area standards Read, define and discuss grade level standards
•Compare current instruction to the new expectations of the Standards
•Access materials and resources for curriculum and instruction to support implementation of the NYSSLS
•Identify instruction and activities to support higher level student learning
TOPICS INCLUDE:

•The NYS Science Learning Standards
•Curricular and instructional implications
•Higher Order Thinking in Science

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

94. Improving Writing Outcomes for ELLs with Disabilities: Teaching Sentence Fluency

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

Audience: ENL, Special Ed, Bilingual and General Ed Teachers

Dates: 3/13/2017

Location: B/C

In this session, participants will:




• Identify 3 research-based sentence fluency strategies




• Use the ELL progressions to tier the 3 sentence fluency strategies to meet the language proficiency needs of ELLs with disabilities




• Use writing scaffolds to teach sentence fluency strategies to ELLs with disabilities

95. The Role of Writing in the Digital Age: A Socratic Seminar for Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/13/2017

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: CTI 301

In the recent past, much debate has centered around the issue of handwriting. Many schools have stopped teaching cursive. Beyond first grade, the Common Core is silent on teaching handwriting. The majority of young adults and adults are more inclined to type, rather than write. What are the implications of all these changes? How do we decide what's right for our young people? Participants in this full-day Socratic seminar will engage in reading and discussion to draw conclusions about the importance of teaching handwriting, requiring hand writing, and teaching cursive.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:



• Articulate the pros and cons of teaching handwriting, teaching cursive, and requiring hand writing.



• Use research to formulate an argument, and support your argument using evidence.



• Engage with colleagues in reading and discussion protocols.

TOPICS INCLUDE:



• Brain research



• Hand writing vs. word processing

Cognitive benefits of teaching handwriting

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.

96. Behavior with Poverty in Mind, Location; OU BOCES

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

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

Dates: 3/14/2017

Meeting Times: 9:00-3:00

All external factors have a specific result on an individual whether it be physical or emotional. Children living in poverty may display specific behavior as a direct result of their present situation. Brain function and emotional response present themselves in the forms of internal and external behavior. This training will include ways to understand student behavior with poverty in mind and strategies to assist them when in the school setting. This training will also assist educators what to be mindful of when teaching students living in poverty.

97. Developing A Critical Consciousness to Address the Impact of Race, Power, and Privilege in Teaching and Learning

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Members of the Leadership Academy: Seminar Series

Dates: 3/14/2017

Meeting Times: 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Location: 301

In order to facilitate positive cross-racial, cross-ethnic, and cross-cultural relationships, we have to acknowledge the dynamics of power and privilege. We must begin by investigating societal power structures that impact teaching and learning and then develop solutions for breaking down barriers to equity and racial justice. Part of this investigation requires each of us to personally reflect on the salience of race in our own lives, including a loss or gain of societal privileges based on our individual identities. This workshop will prompt participants to investigate: 1) the impact of systemic racism in schools, 2) the salience of our staff and students' multiple identities and their attributed power and privilege, and 3) techniques for building a critical racial consciousness. Participants will leave with the tools to incorporate shared language around race, power, and privilege and with actionable steps for promoting positive racial, ethnic and cultural development through intentional relationships across diverse identities.

98. Using NoodleTools for Research

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2017

Meeting Times: 4:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

Location: 137

If there's a research paper in your students' future, you should get friendly with NoodleTools now, an amazing online platform available to you through the Dutchess BOCES School Library System. NoodleTools will help keep your students organized so that they can focus on what matters. NoodleTools helps students evaluate information and build accurate citations in MLA, Chicago, and APA styles that they simply paste into their papers or projects. In addition, NoodleTools can help students take notes on sources, create an outline, and prepare to write. Three differentiated levels support individual students across grades and abilities. The classroom environment allows librarians and teachers to provide feedback, monitor individual contributions to group work, and view statistics about source use. In contrast to an auto-cite, auto-evaluate product, Noodle Tools helps students to engage deeply in research and produce original work. (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.)

99. eResources Webinar Series: Collaboration Tools in Your NOVELNY/Gale Resources

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers and librarians

Dates: 3/15/2017

Meeting Times: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Have you noticed the sign-in with Google and Microsoft options in your Gale resources? Users can save content to their cloud storage tools and access them anywhere, anytime. In this 1-hour instructed webinar, we'll show what those tools and others can do for you! To demonstrate these collaboration tools we'll use NOVELny databases: Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Kids InfoBits, and General OneFile. Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELny connects New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELny is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Contact you school librarian for the remote username and password. (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.)

100. Know Thy Impact

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All educators

Dates: 3/15/2017

Location: CTI Room 301

In 2009, researcher John Hattie published Visible Learning; a book compiling his review of 30 years of research he categorized into six influences. His message to educators, "Know thy impact" is his takeaway from all he learned during his analysis. He continues to add to his research base and in his newer works, combined research with a structure to support educators as they make decisions about improving student learning. Participants will learn what Hattie means when he talks about visible learning and how educators can use what we know works to increase the instructional impact on student learning.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
•Prioritize influences on student success based on effect size.
•Identify practices that make learning visible and allow educators to know their impact.
•Consider characteristics of expert teachers and successful schools.
•Apply research to the planning process.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
•John Hattie's "Visible Learning for Teachers" and the Politics of Distraction
•Deliberate planning to make teaching and learning visible
•Mind Frames

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

101. Advanced Cataloging for School Librarians and Library Staff

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and library staff

Dates: 3/16/2017

Meeting Times: Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Learn advanced cataloging techniques, including an overview of the new cataloging standard RDA (Resource Description and Access) and how it differs from AACR2. (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.)