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1. inLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial - Virtual Asynchronous & Synchronous

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/30/2022

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

This blended workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. Participants will have two weeks to complete the asynchronous portion of the workshop in Google Classroom prior to the synchronous session (August 8-29). The final synchronous day (August 30) will take place on the Zoom platform. A link to the Zoom meeting will be provided to participants the day before the session.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• New York State Teaching Standards

• Evidence-based observation techniques

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

• Next Generation Learning Standards

• APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs

• Statewide Instructional Reporting System

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda

• Use the evidence cycle in the observation process

• Explain SLO scores

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

2. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (Synchronous)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2022

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

The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.
This is a one session online course offered synchronously. The session will be 3 hours from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The date is: August 10, 2022.
A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to the session.
Participants will:






• Define and describe specially designed instruction.






• Recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education.






• Identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting.  






• Gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI.

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/16/2022

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for TEACHER Evaluators
Starting Soon
This three-hour virtual training for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022 -23 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.

Zoom Conference details will be emailed to participants the day before the session.

4. inPET: Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - INITIAL CERTIFICATION - Virtual

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/17/2022

Lead Evaluator Training
Initial
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
Starting Soon
State required initial training for lead evaluators of principals. This workshop covers the areas of training which are prerequisites for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status.
TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) Standards

• Evidence-based observation techniques

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

• APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda

• Use the evidence cycle in the observation process

• Explain SLO and state growth scores

• Review locally selected measures

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

5. SEL in the Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/17/2022

Starting Soon
Creating a safe inclusive learning environment, both physically and emotionally vital for student success. Social emotional learning helps students to understand and become aware of their thoughts and emotions, while also developing empathy for others within their community. Incorporating social emotional learning in the classroom increases self-awareness, academic achievement, positive behaviors and decision making in and out of the classroom. During this training participants will develop knowledge of the SEL competencies and explore strategies for embedding SEL within the classroom.

6. RePET: Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification - Virtual

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/17/2022

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
Starting Soon
In this three-hour virtual learning experience, 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 2022-23 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.

Zoom information will be shared via email the day before the session.

7. Transition in the IEP Overview for New Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Case Managers, and Other Related Staff

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and New Special Education Staff Hires

Dates: 8/18/2022

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

Starting Soon
This training will highlight transition components that are incorporated into a student's IEP the year he/she turns 15 years old. These components include; transition assessments, present levels of performance, transition needs, course of study and coordinated set of activities. Participants are asked to bring an IEP of a student (15+ years old) to the training to reflect on their district's transition practices.

Participants will:
*Understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated in New York State (NYS) Education Law and Regulations
*Capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process
*Develop practices that support appropriately developed individualized education programs (IEPs)
*Increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in NYS
* Consider the parent perspective in regards to transition planning practices and IEP development
*Connect learning to practice by conducting an IEP review

8. reLET: Recertification of Lead Evaluators of Teachers - Asynchronous

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified administrators responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/22/2022

This asynchronous virtual training for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to district-approved rubrics, and share conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2022 - 23 school year.

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Practice evidence collection and alignment

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring

• Professional conversations

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

Google Classroom details will be emailed to participants on August 22. Participants will have until Friday, September 30, 2022 to complete the work in the Google Classroom.

9. Cultivating a Culture of Love, Liberation and Belonging

Program: Center for Educational Equity and Social Justice

Audience: District Administrative Teams

Dates: 8/24/2022

Participants in this full-day workshop will explore the systems thinking needed to develop visionary and adaptive approaches to continuous improvement and high-levels of student achievement. Dr. Brown will facilitate conversations intended to build a shared mental model of the important short- and long-term action steps needed to achieve inclusive and loving schools.

Participants will engage with protocols that will prompt reflection on existing plans and explore new practical strategies.

The cost of the workshop covers a district level team. Charges will not be per registrant.

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

10. LAW UPDATES - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (Location change - Salt Point Center Gymnasium)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators

Dates: 8/25/2022

This session is intended to provide school administrators with information on new regulations, cases, and implications for educators.

Potential Topics for Legal Updates 2022
1.How will Supreme Court decisions impact, if any, K-12 public schools in NY
Concealed carry
School Vouchers
Abortion
Employee prayer
2. Proposed Title IX rule making (special education, pregnancy, procedural changes, gender identity, etc.)
3. Search & Seizure and other investigation reminders
4. Special education updates
5. FERPA vs FOIL
6. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act
7. School Threats-Best Practices on how to address
8. Student and Employee Mental Health Concerns

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. Classroom Management

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, teaching assistants, teaching aide, school psychologists, social workers, behavior specialists

Dates: 8/29/2022 to 9/2/2022

Meeting Times: 9AM on 8/29 ending at 10AM on 9/02/22

Over 5 days: 3 Live session on Monday, August 29th, Wednesday, August 31st and Friday September 2nd, with an asynchronous google classroom to be completed between sessions. "Live” Sessions via Zoom: Start-up session on Monday Morning (August 29th, at 9 AM, 60 minutes) Check-in session on Wednesday Morning (August 31st at 9 AM 60 minutes) Q&A and closing session on Friday Morning (September 2nd at 9 AM 60 minutes) ***Please note you will not receive full credit if it is obvious you have not watched the videos in google classroom. Staff members will take the twelve (12) credit workshop over the course of five (5) days in August. They will be expected to join the three (3) 30-60 minute live sessions as listed. Course work should be completed by 9AMM on Friday September 2nd to coincide with the closing session. The workshop looks at Tier 1 best practices for Universal Support including physical environment, expectations and rules, procedures and routines, active supervision, behavior specific praise, error correction, group contingencies, and multiple opportunities to respond. Based on MTSS principles these practices should help at least 80% of your students succeed behaviorally in class.

12. New Teacher Mentor Training - For Arlington Central School District Only

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: New Teacher Mentors

Dates: 8/29/2022

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

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

ALL TEACHERS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor; Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year; Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning.

Zoom information will be shared via email the day before the session.

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

13. Classroom Management

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, teaching assistants, teaching aide, school psychologists, social workers, behavior specialists

Dates: 9/13/2022 to 9/27/2022

Meeting Times: 3:45PM on 9/13/2022 ending at 4:45PM on 9/27/22

3 Live session on Tuesdays, September 13th, 20tht & 27th with an asynchronous google classroom to be completed between sessions. "Live” Sessions via Zoom: Start-up session on Tuesday Afternoon (9/13, at 3:45 PM, 60 minutes) Check-in session on Tuesday Afternoon (9/20 at 3:45 PM 60 minutes) Q&A and closing session on Tuesday Afternoon (9/27 at 3:45 PM 60 minutes) ***Please note you will not receive full credit if it is obvious you have not watched the videos in google classroom. Staff members will take the twelve (12) credit workshop over the course of 2 weeks in September. They will be expected to join the three (3) 30-60 minute live sessions as listed. Course work should be completed by 3:45 PM on Tuesday September 27th to coincide with the closing session. The workshop looks at Tier 1 best practices for Universal Support including physical environment, expectations and rules, procedures and routines, active supervision, behavior specific praise, error correction, group contingencies, and multiple opportunities to respond. Based on MTSS principles these practices should help at least 80% of your students succeed behaviorally in class.

14. OPALS Annual User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Automation Coser 541.000 School Librarians and staf

Dates: 9/14/2022

This 90-minute Zoom session will provide an opportunity for OPALS users who are members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541.000 to learn about new features in the upcoming OPALS update and to review the SLS Electronic Collection Development Policy and Challenge procedures.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL:
1. Receive information regarding significant changes to OPALS that will be forthcoming
2. Have an opportunity to give input to and receive guidance from expert Harry Chan, Media Flex CEO
3. Review and discuss Collection Development and Challenge procedures

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Upgrades to the OPALS system
2. New features and modules coming to OPALS
3. Book challenges
4. Electronic Collection Development

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.

15. Using NoodleTools to Support the Research Process (priority registration for Dutchess County Districts and Non-Public Schools)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 4-12 Educators/All Content Areas

Dates: 9/20/2022

Is the research process overwhelming for you and your students? Discover NoodleTools. Named as one of the best digital tools of 2022 by AASL, NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students can build citations, take notes, create an outline, and receive feedback from their teachers. This workshop will introduce participants to this platform. Experienced users are welcome to attend. Instructors will tailor the course based on participant needs. Dutchess BOCES School Library System provides and supports NoodleTools with state aid funds from the NYSED/DLD. Contact your School Librarian for access information.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Create a project (with student view) and inbox (teacher's view) in Noodletools
2. Build a citation using Noodletools
3. Build custom note cards for their students
4. Provide feedback on students' notecards

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Introduction to Noodletools
2. Projects
3. Managing your inbox
4. Custom notecards

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

16. Foundations of Effective Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading Program

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading/AIS Teachers, K-8

Dates: 9/28/2022

Meeting Times: Wednesday, September 28, from 12pm-3pm

New
This PD is the first in a series of trainings based on the science of reading. Consequently, this initial module is not comprehensive. It is designed to be an understandable introduction and meant for a wide audience. Participants will be able to: Describe the current status of reading achievement of students in the United States and New York State. Describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction. Identify theories of reading that are supported by research. List the skills that are essential for proficient reading and how to best teach those skills. A Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the beginning of the PD.

17. The Principal: Surviving and Thriving- 5-day Book Series

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 12/14/2022

Want to be a better leader? Want to be a more effective school administrator? Looking for something fresh and different? New to administration? Experienced yet need a reboot? Meet Andrew Marotta!

In this workshop, Andrew will invigorate you, challenge you, and inspire you. He will share stories, tips, hacks, and experiences from his book: The School Leader: Surviving & Thriving. This high-energy, enthusiastic presentation will be interactive, reflective, and purposeful for you, to help you in your role as a school leader. No one promised you that the job would be easy; but Andrew will help you make it more manageable, fun, and rewarding.

In this book study, Andrew will focus on: the power of storytelling, having more energy & enthusiasm, providing meaningful feedback, and how to better take care of your own well-being, while doing your best to serve others. You will grow and connect through the 3S's exercise: Share, Stroll, & Shine!

Andrew Marotta is the Principal of Port Jervis MS. He was the HS Principal for the last 10 years. He was the Assistant Principal for the prior 7 years. He is a husband, father, adjunct professor of school leadership, former college basketball official, speaker, & author. His second book, The Partnership: Surviving &Thriving about building a "partnership” with families and schools, was released May 13, 2021. His latest book, Tales from the Hardwood was released in April of 2022.

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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers/Staff

Dates: 10/11/2022

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

19. Overview of Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) (Synchronous)-Two Zoom Sessions of 3 hours each

Program: Regional Partnership Center

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

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 10/26/2022

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

New
The Overview of Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the first in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This introductory training is intended to develop participants' working knowledge of the components of SDI, the rationale for using SDI, using SDI alongside other instructional strategies, and selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs and characteristics. This is a two-part online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 3 hours from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.. The dates are October 12, 2022 and October 26, 2022.
A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to each session.
Participants will:






• Develop introductory knowledge of specially designed instruction (SDI)






• Identify ethical & legal reasons for the use of SDI






• Be able to define SDI & its purpose






• Understand the relationships between SDI & other instructional strategies






• Be able to describe SDI & its core elements






• Differentiate between accommodations & modifications






• Practice selecting appropriate SDI based upon student needs & characteristics

20. Foundations of Reading Instruction: Understanding the Science of Reading

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Gen Ed, Special Ed, Reading/AIS Teachers, Grades K-8

Dates: 10/13/2022

Meeting Times: Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 12pm-3pm

New
This PD is the first in a series of trainings based on the science of reading. Consequently, this initial module is not comprehensive. It is designed to be an understandable introduction and meant for a wide audience. Participants will be able to: Describe the current status of reading achievement of students in the United States and New York State. Describe the gap between what is known about effective reading instruction and the implementation of effective reading instruction. Identify theories of reading that are supported by research. List the skills that are essential for proficient reading and how to best teach those skills. A Zoom Link will be sent out prior to the beginning of the PD.

21. Classroom Management

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Teachers, teaching assistants, teaching aide, school psychologists, social workers, behavior specialists

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 11/2/2022

Meeting Times: 7:30 AM or 4PM on 10/19/2022 ending at 5:00 PM on 11/02/22

Live session on Wednesdays, October 19th, 26th and November 2nd with an asynchronous google classroom to be completed between sessions. "Live” Sessions via Zoom You must attend 1 session each day: Start-up session on Wednesday Morning OR Afternoon (10/19, at 7:30 AM OR 4:00 PM, 60 minutes) Check-in session on Wednesday Morning OR Afternoon (10/26 at 7:30 AM OR 4:00 PM 60 minutes) Q&A and closing session on Wednesday Morning OR Afternoon (11/02 at 7:30 AM OR 4:00 PM 60 minutes) ***Please note you will not receive full credit if it is obvious you have not watched the videos in google classroom. Staff members will take the twelve (12) credit workshop over the course of 2 week in the end of October. They will be expected to join the three (3) 30-60 minute live sessions as listed. Course work should be completed by the live check in on 11/02 coincide with the closing session. The workshop looks at Tier 1 best practices for Universal Support including physical environment, expectations and rules, procedures and routines, active supervision, behavior specific praise, error correction, group contingencies, and multiple opportunities to respond. Based on MTSS principles these practices should help at least 80% of your students succeed behaviorally in class.

22. Using NoodleTools to Support the Research Process (priority registration for Dutchess County Districts and Non-Public Schools)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 4-12 Educators/All Content Areas

Dates: 10/20/2022

Is the research process overwhelming for you and your students? Discover NoodleTools. Named as one of the best digital tools of 2022 by AASL, NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students can build citations, take notes, create an outline, and receive feedback from their teachers. This workshop will introduce participants to this platform. Experienced users are welcome to attend. Instructors will tailor the course based on participant needs. Dutchess BOCES School Library System provides and supports NoodleTools with state aid funds from the NYSED/DLD. Contact your School Librarian for access information.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Create a project (with student view) and inbox (teacher's view) in Noodletools
2. Build a citation using Noodletools
3. Build custom note cards for their students
4. Provide feedback on students' notecards

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Introduction to Noodletools
2. Projects
3. Managing your inbox
4. Custom notecards

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.

23. Advance Placement (AP) Classroom for Teachers

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers/Staff

Dates: 10/26/2022

New
This introductory workshop will focus on helping AP teachers understand how best to fit the free AP Classroom resources into the school year. We'll discuss when it makes sense to utilize each resource and share best practices for how to incorporate them into your syllabus. Subject-specific e-modules will be available to help teachers learn the "how-to” as a follow up to this event.

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

24. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI): Next Steps (Synchronous)-Two Zoom Sessions of 3 hours each

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: special education teachers, CSE teams, general education teachers, and others interested in furthering their knowledge on specially designed instruction

Dates: 11/16/2022 to 11/30/2022

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

New
The Next Steps with Specially Designed Instruction professional development training package is the second in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This advanced level training is intended to further develop participants' knowledge of specially designed instruction and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.  Participants will be trained on how specially designed instruction is used alongside other instructional strategies and the process of developing appropriate specially designed instruction based on individual student needs and characteristics. This is a two session online course offered synchronously. Each session will be 3 hours from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The dates are: November 16, 2022 and November 30, 2022.

The Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to each session.
Participants will:





• Define and describe specially designed instruction.





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





• Examine what SDI looks like in the classroom.  





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





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

25. Using NoodleTools to Support the Research Process (priority registration for Dutchess County Districts and Non-Public Schools)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 4-12 Educators/All Content Areas

Dates: 11/16/2022

New
Is the research process overwhelming for you and your students? Discover NoodleTools. Named as one of the best digital tools of 2022 by AASL, NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Students can build citations, take notes, create an outline, and receive feedback from their teachers. This workshop will introduce participants to this platform. Experienced users are welcome to attend. Instructors will tailor the course based on participant needs. Dutchess BOCES School Library System provides and supports NoodleTools with state aid funds from the NYSED/DLD. Contact your School Librarian for access information.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Create a project (with student view) and inbox (teacher's view) in Noodletools
2. Build a citation using Noodletools
3. Build custom note cards for their students
4. Provide feedback on students' notecards

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Introduction to Noodletools
2. Projects
3. Managing your inbox
4. Custom notecards

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

26. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) for Administrators (Synchronous)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 12/14/2022

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

New
The Specially Designed Instruction for Administrators professional development training package is the fifth in a suite of trainings on the development and use of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. This training is intended to further develop administrator's knowledge of SDI and how SDI should be designed and developed based on individual student need to address their learning barriers.
This is a one session online course offered synchronously. The session will be 3 hours from 12:00 p.m.-3 p.m. The date is: December 14, 2022.
A Zoom Meeting link will be emailed to registrants prior to the session.
Participants will:







• Define and describe specially designed instruction.







• Recognize how to differentiate SDI from general education.







• Identify what SDI looks like in the classroom setting.  







• Gain necessary skills for supervision of implementation of SDI.