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1. Law Updates - MANDATORY FOR DCBOCES ADMINISTRATORS/Open to Public

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District and Building Administrators

Dates: 8/21/2018

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

2. Ensuring Innovation That Lasts: The Strategies for Making it Stick - Mike Murphy - NO COST

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 8/23/2018

Starting Soon
We have all been a part of numerous innovations, all with merit, are we spending lots of time and resources in launching the innovation, but abandoning it when it really needs our help?
  Learn how to orchestrate change over the long term and identify how people’s needs change over time.See how to build in professional learning and leadership strategies so those innovations last and are institutionalized into the systems.Practice ways to create the trust and the culture necessary to sustain lasting motivation and deep implementation of the practices that will lead to student growth.Discuss pockets of resistance and why they pop up as well as what to do about them.
Day 2, participants will work with their own examples of innovation and apply the strategies learned in day one.See how to evaluate progress and how to adjust based on the results you are getting.Leave with clarity in terms of not only leading but also managing the changes we must have in our schools.
Participant Outcomes for the Two Days Include: Review how lasting change happens over time and the implications for the work; Analyze critical actions leaders must use to manage not only at the start of the change but also during the critical implementation time;See how professional learning needs change over time and how to determine the concerns to address along the way;Identify five elements of trust that are necessary if adults are to be motivated over time;Explore resistance, its causes, and what to do about it; Experience ways to communicate the change in succinct, inspirational, coalescing language;Learn five layers or levels of evaluation of progress and how to apply these layers to the work.
MIKE MURPHY is a Senior Consultant for Learning Forward and a national educational coach, facilitator, and consultant who is recognized for his leadership training in planning, communication, feedback, long-term change, and motivation strategies.
COST: $500 per district team for members of the School Improvement CoSer
NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:







• The NYS Common Core Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Learning Standards;







• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards;







• Implementation Timeline; The revised format of the Next Generation Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects Standards;







• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:







• Explain the revision process;







• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for 6 - 12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects;







• Locate Next Generation P-12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects on engageny.org;







• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies

4. Civic Engagement, Critical Thinking and Democratic Discourse

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District Teams: See Description

Dates: 8/30/2018 to 11/29/2018

PLEASE NOTE ALL TEAMS MUST BE APPROVED BY THEIR SUPERINTENDENT. This seven-session program (Cost: $6,000 per district), is a learning community-based workshop series designed to help educators address this need. The community will be comprised of district teams that will deepen their understanding of the role democratic discourse, critical thinking and civic engagement currently play in their settings.
District teams will examine their positions regarding student voice, civic engagement, and democratic discourse in the classroom, determine future directions, and develop an action plan for promoting those directions. Action plans will include next steps to solidify the district’s position regarding civic engagement, along with ways to communicate that position to the broader educational community, seek and honor student voice, and enlist the support of multiple constituencies.
Participants will use a variety of techniques through the sessions, including text-based discussions, fishbowls, U-shaped debates, analyses of videos and other learning experiences, and the collection and analysis of school artifacts that reveal their schools’ current attention to these issues.
Target audience: District teams comprised of up to 8 people comprised of at least one district administrator, one principal, two teachers, two parents, and two students from grades 5-12 would participate in Sessions 1-6. The Superintendent, at least one board member and two parents would be expected to participate on Sessions 6 and 7.
(Session 7 -date TBD- will be held in your home district).

5. Restarting Your School Year With G Suite: Creating, Collaborating & Communicating with Google

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/14/2018

Google is much more than an Internet search engine. Learn how to create, communicate, and collaborate by using the applications in G Suite. Experience creating documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, forms, and much more that you can collaborate on and share with your colleagues, students, and families. Learn how to edit student work, set due dates, and archive assignments in Google Classroom. Participants will also learn about keeping students safe through Google's 'Be Internet Awesome' resource.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Create lesson plans aligned to their own curriculum using Google Documents, Forms, and Slides
*Create and manage a Google Classroom account
*Teach digital citizenship through Google's 'Be Internet Awesome' resource

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Digital citizenship
* Google Classroom
* Google Suite applications

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.

6. Getting on Board with the NYS Science Learning Standards: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Science Pedagogy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers

Dates: 9/18/2018

This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the foundation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Particular emphasis will be placed on providing teachers with strategies for merging science, ELA, and math instruction to align with the NYSSLS. Participants who are new to the NYSSLS will engage in activities that clarify the pedagogical changes that now form part of the all science instruction.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify the components of the NYSSLS
- Define the relationship of the NYSSLS with math and ELA Common Core Standards
- Identify pedagogical changes under the NYSSLS

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

7. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Initial

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/18/2018

This two-day workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR 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

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
- Statewide Instructional Reporting System
- Application and use of the student growth and value-added growth models
- Special considerations for evaluating principals of English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities

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. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 9/21/2018

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- Professional Conversations

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

9. World Maker Faire New York

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 9/22/2018

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Spend a whole day immersed in the Maker culture at the Maker Faire in NYC. The Maker Faire is an unbelievable day of arts, crafts, STEM, inventions, workshops, hands on making and learning opportunities, and hundreds of showcased projects. There are multiple speakers on everything from technology, electronics, robotics, 3D Printing and more! This day will provide you with ample ideas, lessons and skills to bring back to your classroom or library. For CTLE credit, participants will need to complete a written assessment that will be due on 9/29/18.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Participate in demo and hands-on projects (craft, electronics, mechanical)
Exchange ideas with fellow makers
Learn about trends in the maker movement

TOPICS INCLUDE:
Makerspaces, Technology, STEM, and Art

Bus pick-ups at Park-and-Ride in New Paltz, NY 6:15 am, Newburgh Mall 7:00 am, Woodbury Commons in Monroe Woodbury, NY 7:45 am. Faire 10 am - 6 pm. Bus will drop off at all 3 locations thereafter.

Discounted Rate for all participants and bus transportation provided: SLMSSENY, Southeastern, Dutchess & Ulster BOCES SLS members: $34.00. All others $50.00. This event is co-sponsored with SLMSSENY. In addition to MLP approval, to complete your registration and payment sign-up with SLMSSENY at http://www.slmsseny.org. REGISTRATION DEADLINE and PAYMENT DUE BY: September 7, 2018

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/24/2018

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify the component parts of the C3 Social Studies Framework
- Find primary and secondary source materials
- Understand how the Social Studies practices form part of the new Social Studies Framework

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

11. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/25/2018

PRINCIPAL EVALUATOR
RECERTIFICATION
In this half-day workshop, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR 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.

12. Transition in the IEP Boot Camp for Indicator 13 Self-Review Reporting Districts Location: Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: District Indicator #13 Self-review Team: including Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, PPS Directors, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 9/26/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 8:30-2:30

Location: Conference Room B/C

Districts completing Indicator 13 Self-Reviews for 17/18 and 18/19 school years are invited to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Review the NYSPP #13 Protocol 2. Evaluate district IEPs for regulation and best practice around transition 3. Identify district transition practice needs 4. Develop action plans WHAT TO BRING: 1. District Indicator Self-review team 2. District IEPs Participants will have an opportunity to review their own IEPs for evidence of alignment to SPP Indicator 13. **More information will be provided if district is using this opportunity as a practice review or the formal Indicator #13 Self-review** NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

13. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 9/26/2018

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Practice evidence collection and alignment
- Discuss evidence with colleagues to encourage consistent language and alignment using the district approved rubric

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Evidence collection, alignment and scoring
- Professional Conversations

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

14. Testing Accommodations - Location: Orange/Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 9/27/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Location: Conference Room B

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:



•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation



•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations



•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP >



•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

15. LIVE LABS: What's That Sound

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 9/27/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

WHAT'S THAT SOUND?: Sound can do many things: it can alert, it can inform, it can entertain, and it can cause harm. What is sound, and why is it so important to our existence? This Live Lab will explore the dimensions of sound through an understanding of vibrations. We will construct sound-producing instruments in order to measure and describe frequencies and amplitude in relation to sound quality. We will examine the biology of ears that allow for optimal hearing. Finally, we will explore the many ways in which animals use sound for communication and survival. Physical Science and Life Science

16. Understanding and Embracing the New AASL School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Certified School Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2018

In this one-day hands-on seminar, school librarians will examine and digest our new library standards. Through engaging activities and planning, librarians will exit feeling equipped to tweak their library program for new standards and our 21st Century Education models. Librarians will share ideas, set goals, and brainstorm program modifications to begin to align their instruction with new standards.

DISCUSSION SCENARIOS INCLUDE:
How do I meet standards if you find yourself void of classroom collaboration?
What is the link between technology tools and new standards?
Where does reading fit into the standards and more?

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
Identify strengths and areas for improvement in their library program
Leave with new ideas on meeting the AASL Standards for Learners and Librarians
Plan lessons that incubate Inquiry, Collaboration, Student Engagement and Technology

TOPICS INCLUDE:
New National Standards for Librarians
Inquiry Based Collaborative Learning
Technology Tools
Library Reading Programs
Literacy Ecosystems and Student Engagement

This workshop is a collaboration between Dutchess, Sullivan and Ulster BOCES School Library Systems. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

17. K – 12 Literacy Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K – 12 teachers; Reading Teachers; Literacy Instruction Coaches; ELA/Literacy teacher leaders

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 5/10/2019

This network of classroom teachers, teacher leaders, reading teachers, and instructional coaches will meet six times over the course of the school year to focus on best practices in literacy, stay current on initiatives from the State Education Department, continue preparation for the Next Generation Learning Standards, and engage in professional dialogue around a variety of topics.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Exploration of ELA/Literacy standards and crosswalks
- Best instructional practices by age and stage
- Responding to struggling learners in the classroom and out
- RTI and applying authentic assessment and data-informed instruction
- Integrating/collaborating with other subject areas
- Other topics guided by group need and interest

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and identify the implications of the new standards for classroom instruction
- Articulate best practices in literacy and identify strategies to support struggling learners
- Develop and/or utilize authentic assessment tools and interpret assessment information to inform instruction
- Define ways to connect content area learning for more meaningful 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.

18. Testing Accommodations - Location: Webutuck

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 9/28/2018

Meeting Times: Friday, September, 28, 2018, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:


•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation


•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations


•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP


•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

19. Digital Literacy: Podcasts in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers [6-12; all content areas]

Dates: 10/4/2018 to 12/14/2018

How is digital media changing our views of literacy? Podcasts are basically topical radio shows that people create themselves about whatever they are interested in or passionate about. The production, planning and execution of a podcast can be a wonderful platform for students of all levels to demonstrate their mastery of literacy standards at a variety of grade levels. This workshop will engage teachers in the identification of topics, creation of projects and ultimately the integration of this media platform into the curriculum of any discipline.

PODCASTS ARE ABLE TO:
- Serve as vehicles for content
- Supplement curriculum
- Serve as "anchor texts", along with transcripts, for students to practice guided reading strategies

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify podcasts as possible supplements to content
- Explore classroom relevant podcast topics, presenters and production methods
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Create optional project extensions aligned to curriculum
- Practice creating digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Differentiation of Products
- Formative Assessment
- Peer-to-Peer Assessment
- Increasing Student Independence
- Creative & Critical Thinking 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.

20. What's Trending?: Current Technology Trends and your Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K- 12 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Technology Instructors.

Dates: 10/4/2018

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of technology available to use in your classroom? Come learn about trending technology tools usable in all grade levels. These new tools, plus updates to some of your favorites, were introduced at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) summer conference. Also, learn about assessing tech tools using the Triple E Framework from the book, Learning First, Technology Second by Dr. Liz Kolb. https://www.tripleeframework.com/about.html

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Discuss trending technology tools
* Choose an appropriate technology tool using the Triple E Framework Rubric
* Learn how to apply the Triple E Framework

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Trending technology tools
* Triple E Framework
* ISTE Standards

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. Grades K-5 Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA Series: From Standards to Curriculum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 10/9/2018 to 3/18/2019

This series of workshops will deepen elementary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA. Teachers will delve more deeply into the standards, explore the crosswalks between the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the Next Generation Learning Standards, and assess the scope and impact of these changes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of ELA/Literacy standards
-Examination of the crosswalks between the CCLS and the Next Generation Learning Standards
-Leveraging standard/curriculum prioritization to develop learning intentions and define success criteria
-Alignment of standards, learning intentions, assessments and scoring
-Developing student self-assessment to inform instruction
-Guiding curriculum work and “next moves” through the examination of data

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and prioritize standards & curriculum
- Create Next Generation-aligned learning intentions
- Define success criteria and align assessments and scoring with learning intentions
- Develop learning progressions and design quick progress checks aligned with learning intentions
- Promote student self-assessment and use data to prioritize curricula

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.

22. Auditing Your Library Collection for Diversity

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians in Dutchess County

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 1/31/2019

This 10-hour combination face-to-face and online course created by the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Diversity PLN will lead us through an analysis of our collection using Karen Jensen’s diversity audit method. After an introduction to the state of diversity in children’s and YA publishing, we will use the demographics of our own school districts to determine the categories we choose to audit. Two face-to-face meetings will introduce us to the process and allow us to come together at the end to talk about how to promote and program using the riches we have discovered in our collections. Interim check-ins and discussion via Google Classroom will keep us on-task and connected.

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. Technology In Education Series: Improving Digital Literacy - Keeping Students Safe While Researching and Identifying Real News

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teachers. Librarians. Reading teachers. Technology instructors.

Dates: 10/12/2018

More and more, people are becoming active producers of online information instead of passive consumers. We changed our habits from publishing in diaries and journals to sharing our thoughts online on Facebook, Twitter, websites, and various other media. With all this posting, when we send our students to the internet to research a topic or fact-find, how do we teach them to discern what is fact, what is opinion, what is reliable, and what is valid? In this workshop participants will learn techniques to help students become discriminating consumers of information while continuing to "engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices." (ISTE Standards for Students 2016)

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Learn strategies to keep students safe online
* Learn strategies to help student be responsible digital citizens
* Learn ways to help students identify valid online resources.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Digital Citizenship
* Real News
* Fact Checking

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. Building Instructional Websites

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All content area teachers - All grades

Dates: 10/15/2018

Your classroom website is the window into your curriculum for your students and their parents. What is yours saying about you? Explore the ability to communicate directly with students and their families, increase student accountability, communicate expectations and timelines and engage in class discussions all in one place. Creating an online community for your students can be a valuable tool to help facilitate better communication between teacher and students. It can also streamline some of the organizational systems to help make your classroom more efficient.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Develop an instructional website specific to their needs
- Explore a variety of tools to make a professional quality website
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Google Sites (new & old)
- Additional website development resources
- Integration of organizational tools (calendars, gradebooks, lesson materials, etc)
- Providing student access to materials and resources
- Giving students a new format to capture their learning (portfolio)

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.

25. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Administrators responsible for evaluating teachers who have not been trained as lead evaluators

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 10/16/2018

This two-day workshop covers the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- New York State Teaching Standards
- Evidence-based observation techniques
- Application and use of the New York State approved teacher practice rubrics
- Next Generation Learning Standards
- APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs
- Statewide Instructional Reporting System
- Application and use of the student growth and value-added growth models
- Special considerations for evaluating teachers of English Language Learners or Students with Disabilities

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR 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.

26. Differentiating Literacy for the Digital Student

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 12/6/2018

In our classrooms we know that improving literacy is the key to improving understanding of the content. Using digital sources for your texts allows you to quickly make accommodations and provide scaffolding for students to access the important content quicker, easier and with more depth. We will explore how to apply guided reading and other literacy strategies and create texts with embedded accommodations to help all students master the material.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Review & apply guided reading strategies to grade level texts
- Explore features of Google: Docs, Slides & Classroom
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Demonstrate understanding through the creation of standards aligned materials
- Practice creating digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Differentiation of Products
- Formative Assessment
- Student Self-Assessment
- Increasing Student Independence
- Creative & Critical Thinking 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.

27. 3-D Learning In Science: Parts, Pieces, and Putting It All Together In Your Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers

Dates: 10/17/2018

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify and incorporate the four disciplinary core ideas
- Identify and incorporate the eight science and engineering practices
- Identify and incorporate the seven cross cutting concepts that form 3-D science learning

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

28. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/17/2018

Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. There is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment. These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, digital devices, social media and bullying. The meetings will provide a forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
Participants will be able to: * Determine topics of specific interest in elementary education * Discuss areas of success and challenge * Attend a collegial circle to build professional growth * Determine specific topics that build professional development
Topics include: * Digital devices and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * Others as requested by participants
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. Social Studies Book Club: Fascism: A Warning & On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century

Program: School Library System

Audience: Dutchess County Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 12/12/2018

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This workshop meets three times with each session three-hours in length. Each session will explore recent political events around the world as well as leaders whose actions pose a threat to international peace. Participants will discuss compelling and supporting questions about politics, authority and international relations. Each participant will read former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s book Fascism: A Warning and Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century. Participants should read pages 1-120 of Fascism by October 17, pages 121-254 of Fascism by November 14 and all of On Tyranny by December 12.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Discuss the impacts of various political leaders and events of the 20th and 21st centuries
- Compare and contrast political movements of the post-WWII world around the globe

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Fascism
- World order
- 20th and 21st century foreign policy
- Contemporary political culture
- Citizenship
- Viability of democracy

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

30. Exceptional Students Exceptional Leaders

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators with responsibility for the oversight and supervision of programs serving SWD.

Dates: 10/18/2018 to 5/8/2019

Year long institute is designed to provide school leaders with ongoing, intensive training and support.
October 19, 2018: Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-based Strategies for Student with Special Needs (Thomas Armstrong)
December 12, 2018: Programming to Meet the Needs of Your Students (Jenny Schinella, Denise Dzikowski)
February 5, 2019: Skill-Based Strategies for Helping Anxious Students and Families
March 20, 2019:Engaging in Difficult Conversatinos (Cora Stempel, Jenny Schinella)
May 8, 2019: Reflection: A Year in Review (Institute Faculty)
$2,000 for series/Includes Lunch for members of the School Improvement CoSer

31. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 10/19/2018

As an middle school principal, you may be the only administrator in your building. While principals in the same district,regardless of building level, have much to offer one another, there is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually:10/19/18, 11/30/18, 2/8/19, and 5/17/19.

32. Technology in Education Series: Redesigning Learning Spaces - Makerspaces in Your School

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12, Librarians K-12

Dates: 10/19/2018

This workshop is part of the new Technology In Education Series which is based on the research reported in the annual Horizon Report. Interested in becoming part of the Maker movement? Computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace initiatives are at the leading edge of educational innovation. But how do these concepts differ and how are they related? In this workshop we will define each one. Learn how you can incorporate these concepts into your lessons and how to create a Makerspace for your students no matter the size of your classroom or budget.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
*Compare and contrast the concepts computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace
*Create a lesson that includes one or more of these concepts
*Learn of resources to support their work

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Makerspace
* Caine's Arcade
* Computational thinking
* STEM

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.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. The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students-Dr. Thomas Armstrong

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2018

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
This workshop will by covering eight key neuroscience research findings concerning how the adolescent brain develops. Participants will look at specific vulnerabilities associated with the teenage years and examine how these factors influence brain development. The core of the workshop will include a detailed look at eight key interventions that secondary schools need to integrate into their classrooms.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong: Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

34. Grades K-5 Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics Series: From Standards to Curriculum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 10/22/2018 to 2/4/2019

This series of workshops will deepen elementary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics. Teachers will delve more deeply into the standards, explore the crosswalks between the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the Next Generation Learning Standards, and assess the scope and impact of these changes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of math standards and examination of the crosswalks between the CCLS and the Next Generation Learning Standards
-Visible Learning for mathematics
-Using “I Can” statements in mathematics
-Progression of mathematical concepts across grade levels and connecting math practices across other content areas
-Formative assessment and module adaptations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and apply concepts of Visible Learning in mathematics teaching
- Craft standards-based “I Can” statements
- Identify and utilize progression of mathematical concepts as well as connections between math practices and those in other content areas
- Develop formative assessments and interpret formative assessment data
- Critically assess math module content for alignment

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.

35. Graduation Options; Location-Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 10/24/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room

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This full day workshop will cover the updated required components for graduation and exiting options-Regents, 4 + 1 Pathways, Local Diploma, Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, as well as Superintendent's Determination and evidence-based practices and resources to assist staff in supporting students to meet their full potential. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials. Participants will receive multiple resources to use as reference tools. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

36. Grades 6-12 Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA Series: From Standards to Curriculum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 10/25/2018 to 3/26/2019

This series of workshops will deepen elementary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA. Teachers will delve more deeply into the standards, explore the crosswalks between the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the Next Generation Learning Standards, and assess the scope and impact of these changes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of ELA/Literacy standards
-Leveraging standard/curriculum prioritization to develop learning intentions and define success criteria
-Alignment standards, learning intentions, assessments and scoring
-Developing student self-assessment to inform instruction
-Guiding curriculum work and “next moves” through the examination of data

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and prioritize standards & curriculum
- Create Next Generation-aligned learning intentions
- Define success criteria and align assessments and scoring with learning intentions
- Develop learning progressions and design quick progress checks aligned with learning intentions
- Promote student self-assessment and use data to prioritize curricula

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

37. LIVE LABS: Light Up Your World

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 10/25/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

LIGHT UP YOUR WORLD: Light means life, but what is light? This Live Lab session will focus on deconstructing the concepts of visible light as an agent that stimulates sight. We will experiment with optics using science phenomena, and explore the effect of light source on sight. Finally, we’ll explore the world of bioluminescence in the natural world. Physical Science and Life Science

38. Leadership Instittute - Leading Change Together

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 10/26/2018 to 11/2/2018

In this two-session, interactive institute, educators and leaders at all levels will be invited to explore a new, developmental model for capacity building in individuals, teams, schools, districts, and systems. Drawing from and extending the facilitators’ new book, Leading Change Together (ASCD, 2018), the institute introduces adult developmental theory and promising practices for building capacity system wide. Participants will explore five interconnected drivers of growth and change—theory, culture, the pillar practices of collaboration, feedback, and sustainability—and practical strategies for each that can be implemented in any school or district. Participants will have multiple opportunities to apply learnings, develop action plans, and enhance their practice of supporting adult growth.
Specifically, during these sessions, you will:Learn about adult developmental theory and its practical implications for leadership, collaboration, and capacity building; Explore key elements of a developmental model for leading change—including theory, building growth enhancing cultures, implementing the pillar practices (i.e., teaming, inviting adults into leadership roles—lifting leadership, collegial inquiry, mentoring/developmental coaching), a developmental approach to giving and receiving feedback, and sustainability; and Engage in reflection, application exercises, transfer to practice, case discussion, and action planning to apply key ideas to current and future practice.
Ellie Drago-Severson is a professor in the Education Leadership and Adult Learning and Leadership programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she is also the director of the PhD program in Education Leadership, and the faculty director and co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change. br/> Jessica Blum-DeStefano is a co-facilitator of the Leadership Institute for School Change and a co-instructor in the Summer Principals Academy at Teachers College, Columbia University—both with Ellie.

39. Grades 6-12 Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics Series: From Standards to Curriculum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 10/30/2018 to 1/29/2019

This series of workshops will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics. Teachers will delve more deeply into the standards, explore the crosswalks between the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the Next Generation Learning Standards, and assess the scope and impact of these changes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of math standards and examination of the crosswalks between the CCLS and the Next Generation Learning Standards
-Visible Learning for mathematics
-Using “I Can” statements in mathematics
-Progression of mathematical concepts across grade levels and connecting math practices across other content areas
-Formative assessment and module adaptations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and apply concepts of Visible Learning in mathematics teaching
- Craft standards-based “I Can” statements
- Identify and utilize progression of mathematical concepts as well as connections between math practices and those in other content areas
- Develop formative assessments and interpret formative assessment data
- Critically assess math module content for alignment

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.

40. Technology in Education Series: The Rise of STEAM Learning - The Novel Engineering Approach to STEAM

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teacher K-12. Art teachers. Librarians. Science teachers

Dates: 11/1/2018

Interested in incorporating STEAM into your curriculum but have limited resources? Experience how third graders learned and applied the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process using spaghetti, index cards, lifesavers, pipe cleaners, shoe boxes and other household items to tackle collaborative and independent STEAM design challenges. We will also use Tuft University's Novel Engineering Approach that infuses literacy into the STEAM design. Learn about leading your students through design iterations while helping them to maintain a grade-level appropriate science notebook that can be used for assessment. In this workshop, teachers will step into the role of their students and be engaged in five design challenges that address both the New York State Science Learning Standards for Students and the International Society for Technology in Education’s Digital Age Standards for Students.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Lead their classes in five inexpensive hands-on STEAM design challenges
* Activate students’ prior knowledge and enhance learning using STEAM related picture books, videos, and interactive digital resources.
* Define the STEAM acronym, and understand the history behind the STEAM movement.
* Define the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process and know how to apply it to STEAM lessons.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* STEAM
* Engineering Design Challenge
* The Maker Movement and Caine's Arcade

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.

41. Exploring Computer Science & the Hour of Code

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers (Grades 3-10)

Dates: 11/6/2018

Do you want a computer science curriculum to incorporate into your class or club? Maybe you are looking to revise materials that you have been using to teach coding, logic, and other computer science concepts. Exploring Computer Science (ECS) is a National Science Foundation/Code.org sourced computer science curriculum that introduces students to the essential skills for the economy & digital culture that they are engaged in. In addition, learn about The Hour of Code, an international event that your students can participate in with students from all over the world. Come explore the materials, participate in activities and leave with a number of resources for use with multiple grade levels, skill levels and content areas.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Explore the essential elements of programming and programming languages
- Explore computer science activities for use with all content areas
- Develop fluency with technological tools
- Develop an understanding of the ISTE standards
- Practice managing digital environments for teacher and student use

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Human Computer Interaction
- Problem Solving
- Web Design
- Programming
- Computing and Data Analysis
- Robotics

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.

42. Promoting Self-Determination for Transitioning Students; Location-Sullivan BOCES

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: 11/7/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: Conference Room #4

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This workshop is designed to promote quality special education services for all students with disabilities. It is intended to provide professionals working with special education students with a best practices approach to developing and promoting self-determination skills for students. During this workshop participants will: 1. Recognize the 8 different components that comprise self-determination 2. Access and utilize materials and resources to aid in the promotion of self-determination 3. Develop skills to design self-determination plans for students Middle and high school staff persons are strongly encouraged to attend. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

43. Sparking Curiosity for Learning: Using Phenomena to Incite Student Engagement in the K-12 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2018

Phenomena act as sparks to incite student curiosity of science. The use of phenomena can be in the form of a small experiment, a video, or any observable event. The objective of using phenomena in the science classroom is to provide students an opportunity to describe what they observe and record questions that arise. The more compelling the phenomena, the more engaging the learning! In this workshop we will experiment with different phenomena aligned to the New York Science Learning Standards that can help trigger curiosity for learning in your students. This session is intended for all K-5 teachers of science.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Identify appropriate grade-level science phenomena for use in their instruction
- Build lessons based on science phenomena

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.

44. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, School Psychologists, Subcommittee Chairs

Dates: 11/8/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday November 8, 2018 9:00-12:00

Location: 900 Dutchess TPKE Poughkeepsie

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*Registration is for the CPSE Module only* The CPSE Chairperson training module is an optional component of the NYSED vetted CPSE/CSE Chairperson training. The purpose of this module is to provide CPSE Chairpersons with an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the facilitation of the CPSE process. Specific areas of focus will include:
•CPSE responsibilities related to procedures specific to referral, evaluation, eligibility, recommendation, and continuum of services for preschool students with disabilities.
•CPSE timelines
•Parent education and involvement in the CPSE
•State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators relating to pre-school

45. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 11/8/2018

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- 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.

46. Using Technology to Support the Writing Process

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All content teachers - Grades 5-12

Dates: 11/9/2018

Drafting, editing, conferencing, providing feedback, peer assessment and creating projects are all made easier when made paperless. Come explore how the tools you are already using can be leveraged to encourage student agency and creativity and streamline the writing process.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Explore Digital Writing Applications for All Contents
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Lesson
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use

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.

47. HVRBERN-CTLE ID#23120 - Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners at Dutchess BOCES

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators of students who are ELL.

Dates: 11/9/2018

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This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.
REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30AM - 9:00AM
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ACTIVITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HV RBE-RN

48. Grades 6-12 Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics Series: From Standards to Curriculum

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 11/13/2018 to 1/30/2019

This series of workshops will deepen secondary teachers’ understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards in Mathematics. Teachers will delve more deeply into the standards, explore the crosswalks between the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the Next Generation Learning Standards, and assess the scope and impact of these changes.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploration of math standards and examination of the crosswalks between the CCLS and the Next Generation Learning Standards
-Visible Learning for mathematics
-Using “I Can” statements in mathematics
-Progression of mathematical concepts across grade levels and connecting math practices across other content areas
-Formative assessment and module adaptations

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Define the changes to their grade level standards and apply concepts of Visible Learning in mathematics teaching
- Craft standards-based “I Can” statements
- Identify and utilize progression of mathematical concepts as well as connections between math practices and those in other content areas
- Develop formative assessments and interpret formative assessment data
- Critically assess math module content for alignment

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.

49. Transition in the IEP Boot Camp for Indicator 13 Self-Review Reporting Districts Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: District Indicator #13 Self-review Team: including Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, PPS Directors, School Counselors, School Psychologists and Related Service Providers

Dates: 11/15/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room

Districts completing Indicator 13 Self-Reviews for 17/18 and 18/19 school years are invited to attend. PARTICIPANTS WILL: 1. Review the NYSPP #13 Protocol 2. Evaluate district IEPs for regulation and best practice around transition 3. Identify district transition practice needs 4. Develop action plans WHAT TO BRING: 1. District Indicator Self-review team 2. District IEPs Participants will have an opportunity to review their own IEPs for evidence of alignment to SPP Indicator 13. **More information will be provided if district is using this opportunity as a practice review or the formal Indicator #13 Self-review** NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

50. Technology in Education Series - Coding As a Literacy - Getting Ready for an Hour of Code and Beyond

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Technology Instructors. Art Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2018

Come and learn the what, why, and how of being a creative learner as expounded by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Learn how to facilitate student learning through online coding programs. Learn about the importance of coding and how it helps students express their creativity all while learning computational thinking skills and content. Participants will become comfortable facilitating their students in learning through coding using Scratch and Scratch Jr., Turtle Art, Code.org, and Alice.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define the what, why, and how of being a creative learner
* Support and encourage creative learning
* Create lessons that trigger the creative process through coding

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Creative learning
* Creative process
* Computational thinking
* Coding

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

51. LIVE LABS: Let's Get Moving: How Can Molecules Move?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 11/20/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.) $600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

LET'S GET MOVING; HOW CAN MOLECULES MOVE?: All around us, molecules are in a constant state of movement. Blood molecules flow through veins, air molecules move through space, and chemical molecules move through the environment. How does size and structure determine how far molecules move? Why is it important? In this Live Lab session, teachers will study molecular movement through liquids, gasses, and solids. We will explore molecular movement through hands-on experiments using chromatography and diffusion. Finally, we’ll explore how our sense of smell evolved to detect scent. Physical Science and Life Science

52. Testing Accommodations - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 11/27/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday, November 27, 2018; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation
•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations
•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP
•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Understand the components of a strong, compelling question in Social Studies
- Develop compelling and supporting questions to guide instruction
- Design classroom inquiries that align compelling and supporting questions with formative and summative assessments

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

54. When Content Meets Context: Towards a Revolution in STEM Education-Dr. Christopher Emdin

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Professor Emdin explores the historical and contemporary landscape of urban education and provides a new lens for viewing how and why teachers must focus on deep excavations of culture in order to gain new approaches to improving STEM pedagogy. In particular, he merges cutting edge research with real life examples to provide ways that educators may re-imagine their roles in STEM teaching and learning and meet the needs of their most marginalized students. Specific Strategies for classroom teachers will be explored.
DR. CHRISTOPHER EMDIN, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...And the Rest of Y’all Too.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

55. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 11/30/2018

As an middle school principal, you may be the only administrator in your building. While principals in the same district,regardless of building level, have much to offer one another, there is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually:10/19/18, 11/30/18, 2/8/19, and 5/17/19.
The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science provides criteria by which to measure the alignment and overall quality of lessons and units with respect to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The purposes of the rubric and review process are to:
(1) review existing lessons and units to determine what revisions are needed
(2) provide constructive criterion-based feedback and suggestions for improvement to developers
(3) identify exemplars/models for teachers’ use within and across states
(4) to inform the development of new lessons and units (EQuIP Rubric, p. 1)

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Align current lesson plans and science unit plans to the New York State Science Learning Standards

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

57. Secondary IEP Development Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 12/5/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, December 5, 2018; 8:30-3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

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This workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with state law and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. This workshop is recommended for teachers at the middle and high school levels. At this full-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance
•Understand the function and components of: the Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Measurable Annual Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities
•Learn to develop meaningful standards-based Measurable Annual Goals
•Learn to unpack learning standards
•Understand the “thread” between the different sections of the IEP What to bring: Please have access to Frontline/IEP Direct or copies of current student IEPs with transition components already developed. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

58. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 12/5/2018

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- 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.

59. (HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120) Pre-Referral Considerations for English Language Learners at Dutchess BOCES

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, Speech Teachers, and Educators of ELL At-Risk for Special Education

Dates: 12/7/2018

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A challenge faced by educators when teaching English Language Learners is knowing whether a student’s academic struggle is due to the typical process of acquiring a new language or to something more intrinsic, such as a disability. When learning a new language, individuals might display certain behaviors that can be mistaken for a disability because of their similar characteristics and educators must exercise caution when making decisions about referrals for special education. This workshop will invite participants to examine the behaviors associated with new language acquisition as well as clinical markers of a disability. We will identify factors that must be considered prior to referring an ELL student for an evaluation. Educators will engage in case study discussions to consider how languages, culture, social-emotional dynamics and academics interact and impact student achievement.
REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30AM-9:00AM
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN.
FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS ACTIVITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HV-RBE-RN.

60. Secondary IEP Development Location:Orange/Ulster BOCES

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

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

Dates: 12/12/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday, December 12, 2018; 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room A

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This workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with state law and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. This workshop is recommended for teachers at the middle and high school levels. At this full-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance
•Understand the function and components of: the Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Measurable Annual Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities
•Learn to develop meaningful standards-based Measurable Annual Goals
•Learn to unpack learning standards
•Understand the “thread” between the different sections of the IEP What to bring: Please have access to Frontline/IEP Direct or copies of current student IEPs with transition components already developed. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

61. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 12/13/2018

Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. There is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, digital devices, social media and bullying. The meetings will provide a forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
Participants will be able to: * Determine topics of specific interest in elementary education * Discuss areas of success and challenge * Attend a collegial circle to build professional growth * Determine specific topics that build professional development
Topics include: * Digital devices and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * Others as requested by participants
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.

62. Perceptions through Photography: Learning about History through Pictures

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2018

Photography does more than just record history, it communicates our perceptions of the world and helps build an understanding of people, communities and civilizations. This workshop will focus on using photography to understand history through the lens of the C3 Social Studies Framework. Participants will practice creating photography-based lessons using the Inquiry Design Model. Open to all Grade K-12 teachers.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Locate primary source photographs and align the Social Studies inquiry process using photographs to drive instruction.

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.

63. Technology In Education Series: Achievement Gaps - Personalizing Teaching and Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2018

What if your students enjoyed taking assessments? Game-based learning and assessments have been shown to engage students in active learning. Come learn about and try some online game-based and creativity tools that span different learning styles, engage students, and provide formative assessments that challenge students to problem-solve and explain their thinking process.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Develop online assessments matching their lessons using a number of programs
* Analyze their students' online results in order to better plan subsequent lessons
* Match the assessment program to the purpose of the assessment

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Online assessments
* Game-based learning
* Analyzing data

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.

64. LIVE LABS: Gravity: A Serious Non-Matter!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 12/19/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

GRAVITY: A SERIOUS NON-MATTER!: Understanding the force of gravity is the focus of this hands-on Live Lab session. Teachers will calculate centers of gravity through the construction of suspended balanced objects. We’ll explore the concepts of equilibrium, stability, and torque as we construct, design, engineer, and play! Earth and Space Science

65. Secondary IEP Development Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 1/10/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, January 10, 2019; 8:30-3:30

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

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This workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with state law and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. This workshop is recommended for teachers at the middle and high school levels. At this full-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance
•Understand the function and components of: the Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Measurable Annual Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities
•Learn to develop meaningful standards-based Measurable Annual Goals
•Learn to unpack learning standards
•Understand the “thread” between the different sections of the IEP What to bring: Please have access to Frontline/IEP Direct or copies of current student IEPs with transition components already developed. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

66. Technology In Education Series Robotics: The Engineering Design Process, Coding, and VEX Robotics Part I

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Physcal Education. Librarians. Technology Instructors.

Dates: 1/11/2019

This is a hands-on workshop. Teams of participants will each be provided a VEX robot to use in the workshop. Following the VEX IQ Curriculum, participants will learn about the Engineering Design Process and coding by building and programming VEX Robots. The VEX IQ curriculum can be used with students as young as elementary and as old as high school. Teaching with robots is a great way to explore STEM concepts and engage students in collaborative learning experiences. Such STEM activities also integrate well into Makerspaces.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define and apply the Engineering Design process
* Use VEX Robotics to teach coding and iteration

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Robotics
* Engineering Design Process
* Coding

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.

67. LIVE LABS: Fractals, Fibonacci and Flowers: Finding Symmetry in Science?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/15/2019

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With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT(PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
FRACTALS, FIBONACCI AND FLOWERS: FINDING SYMMETRY IN SCIENCE?: Throughout the natural world, symmetry is expressed everywhere. We’ll explore the concept of Fractals and how repeating patterns are expressions of the Fibonacci sequence – patterns expressed in the flowers we see, the food we eat, and the animals that we share this planet with. Many hands-on activities will lead participants through a deeper understanding of the natural symmetry that surrounds us. Life and Physical Science

68. Secondary IEP Development Location:Orange/Ulster BOCES

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

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

Dates: 1/16/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, January 16, 2019; 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room A

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This workshop will provide comprehensive information about developing quality, standards-based IEPs that are consistent with state law and regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the development of secondary transition components: Present Levels of Performance (including information from Transition Assessments), Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study, Coordinated Set of Activities, and Measurable Annual Goals. This workshop is recommended for teachers at the middle and high school levels. At this full-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn how to concisely and thoroughly document student's Present Levels of Performance
•Understand the function and components of: the Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Measurable Annual Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities
•Learn to develop meaningful standards-based Measurable Annual Goals
•Learn to unpack learning standards
•Understand the “thread” between the different sections of the IEP What to bring: Please have access to Frontline/IEP Direct or copies of current student IEPs with transition components already developed. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments are on your own.

69. Technology In Education Series Robotics: The Engineering Design Process, Coding, and VEX Robotics Part II

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Physcal Education. Librarians. Technology Instructors.

Dates: 1/18/2019

This is a hands-on workshop. Teams of participants will each be provided a VEX robot to use in the workshop. Following the VEX IQ Curriculum, participants will learn about the Engineering Design Process and coding by building and programming VEX Robots. The VEX IQ curriculum can be used with students as young as elementary and as old as high school. Teaching with robots is a great way to explore STEM concepts and engage students in collaborative learning experiences. Such STEM activities also integrate well into Makerspaces. This is part two of a two part series.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define and apply the Engineering Design process.
* Use VEX Robotics to teach coding and iteration

TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Robotics
* Engineering Design Process
* Coding

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. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 1/22/2019

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- 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.

71. Managing Anxiety in a School Setting and Action Over Avoidance - Lynn Lyons

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
What happens when schools, parents and students rely on avoidance rather than skill-building? Anxiety gets stronger. Lynn lays out the necessary components of skill-based plans that do the opposite of what worry demands, focusing on how to equip kids, parents, and schools with strategies that move them out of the worry cycle. Lynn describes how to support collaboration between parents and school staff, including education for classroom teachers on how anxiety shows up and hijacks learning.
LYNN LYONS is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

72. LIVE LABS: Exploring Water: Urban and Rural Water Recycling NEW DATE FEBRUARY 13, 2019.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
EXPLORING WATER:URBAN AND RURAL WATER RECYCLING?: Water is our most precious commodity, supporting all of life on planet Earth. We’ll investigate the “life cycle” of water after it reaches urban and rural communities, tracing its path from snow melt and rainfall to your faucet. Participants will build water purification systems and test their effectiveness for producing potable water. We’ll explore systems for water recycling used around the globe and engineer our own system for the conservation of water. Earth Science

73. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 2/8/2019

As an middle school principal, you may be the only administrator in your building. While principals in the same district,regardless of building level, have much to offer one another, there is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually:10/19/18, 11/30/18, 2/8/19, and 5/17/19.

74. Dutchess County Secondary Principal Meetings

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 2/12/2019

Being a High School Principal can be an isolated position. Even though you may be surrounded by other administrators and staff, the authority and the burden is on you to lead your faculty, staff and students. There is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, digital devices, social media and bullying. The meetings will provide a forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 10:00 am at CTI Room 10.
Participants will be able to: * Determine topics of specific interest in elementary education * Discuss areas of success and challenge * Attend a collegial circle to build professional growth * Determine specific topics that build professional development
Topics include: * Digital devices and social media * The new standards * Bullying * Assessments *Special Education *Graduation Requirements *School Safety * Others as requested by participants
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.

75. LIVE LABS: Polymers - Exploring the Structure of Nature

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/6/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

POLYMERS - EXPLORING THE STRUCTURE OF NATURE: Polymers can be found throughout the natural world. This workshop will give teachers the opportunity to produce a polymer that acts as a bouncy ball! We’ll examine the properties of the materials used to produce polymers, and examine how these properties change through the process of polymerization. Working with chemical and physical properties of polymers, teachers will extend this knowledge to other materials in the natural world. (K-12)- Life Science, Earth and Space Science.

76. Testing Accommodations - Location: Sullivan BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 3/7/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday March 7, 2019 8:30-3:30

Location: Conference Room #1

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation
•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations
•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP
•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

77. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 3/12/2019

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- 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.

78. Testing Accommodations - Location: Orange/Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 3/14/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, Thursday, March 14, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room B/C

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At this half-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation
•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations
•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP
•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

79. Learning With Greg Tang: Reasoning, Rigor, and Results

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  During this session, participates will engage in a study of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models to make sense of place, operations, fractions, and decimals, all while utilizing math manipulatives to visualize the work. Along with an in-depth study of a variety of word problems and math stations to develop both fluency and reasoning skills. The session will help educators build their repertoire in order to assist students in struggling, reasoning, persevering and growing as students of math..
Mr. Tang developed a new method of teaching arithmetic in a visual and spontaneous way combining both computational and problem-solving skills, and is so fun and challenging that children forget they are learning math.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

80. Testing Accommodations - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 3/21/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, March 21, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

New
At this half-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation
•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations
•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP
•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

81. LIVE LABS: Building Bridges - Finding the Engineer Within!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/27/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.

Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.

COST: $450 PER DISTRICT(PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all… (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.)
$600 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-MEMBERS.

BUILDING BRIDGES - FINDING THE ENGINEER WITHIN: The world of the Engineer exists to solve problems. Students’ need every opportunity to problem solve through the construction of models. This Live Lab will explore the design principles of bridge construction while tending to constraints of materials, space, and money. Teachers will engage in calculating and building bridges that can safely transport loads of specified weights, while tending to aesthetics and environmental restrictions. - Physical Science, Earth and Space Science

82. Work-based Learning; Location-Dutchess BOCES

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

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

Dates: 4/4/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, April 4, 2019 8:30-3:30 PM

Location: RSE-TASC Conference Room

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This full day workshop will define and explore Work-based Learning (NYSED Registered and Non-Registered) Programs and their requirements. Strategies, tools, resources for developing new programs will be provided. Participants will receive multiple resources to use as reference tools and discuss work-based learning program opportunities in our area. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

83. Graduation Options; Location-Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

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

Dates: 4/10/2019

Meeting Times: Wednesday, April 10, 2019; 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room

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This full day workshop will cover the updated required components for graduation and exiting options-Regents, 4 + 1 Pathways, Local Diploma, Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential, and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential, as well as Superintendent's Determination and evidence-based practices and resources to assist staff in supporting students to meet their full potential. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials. Participants will receive multiple resources to use as reference tools. NOTE: This is a full day workshop. Lunch and refreshments on your own.

84. Testing Accommodations - Location: Sullivan BOCES

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

Audience: General & Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Building Administrators, Special Education Administrators, CSE Chairpeople

Dates: 4/11/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, April 11, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Conference Room #1

New
At this half-day workshop, participants will:
•Learn the purpose of Testing Accommodation
•Explore tools to determine appropriate testing accommodations
•Learn how to document Testing Accommodations on the IEP
•Learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing 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

85. Making Conflict Work: Navigating Disagreement Up and Down Your Organization - Robert Ferguson

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 5/2/2019

FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  This workshop stresses the importance of leaders developing the capacity to adapt: to use a range of effective strategies to navigate power-unequal conflicts in organizations, marshaling potential energy and avoiding pitfalls.
ROBERT FERGUSON, Psychologist, Executive Coach, Consultant, Instructor at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College at Columbia University.
COST: $2600 per district (for 5 seats per session) or $5200 per district (for unlimited registration to attend all of the Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

86. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Principals

Dates: 5/17/2019

As an middle school principal, you may be the only administrator in your building. While principals in the same district,regardless of building level, have much to offer one another, there is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of students, curriculum, and assessment.
Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually:10/19/18, 11/30/18, 2/8/19, and 5/17/19.

87. LIVE LABS: Density Matters - Sink or Float: How the Structure of Matter Affects Both

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 5/21/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
DENSITY MATTERS - SINK OR FLOAT: HOW THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER AFFECTS BOTH: Molecular packaging matters! This Live Lab takes teachers on a learning journey inside the world of molecular packaging. We’ll explore the effect of solids, liquids, and gasses on density. Participants will create their own “Density Wands” and use these to explore the questions about the relationship between matter and density. (K-12)- Physical Science

88. Elementary Principals Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 5/22/2019

This network of building leaders will meet six times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, unpack new initiatives and state mandates, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in school building leadership
- Identify professional areas of expertise and needed growth
- Share experiences, techniques, and practices that promote effective leadership

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Leadership strategies
- 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.

89. CPSE/CSE Chairperson training -Location: Orange/Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, School Psychologists, Subcommittee Chairs

Dates: 6/5/2019 to 6/19/2019

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Thursday, June 6, 2019, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, Thursday, June 13, 2019, Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Location: Conference Room B

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In this five day training (plus optional half-day CPSE module), Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education: This is the approximate breakdown of topics 1. Regulatory Foundations (Day 1) 2. Referral (Day 1) 3. Evaluation (Day 2) 4. Eligibility (Day 2) 5. IEP Development (Days 3 & 4) 6. IEP Implementation (Day 5) 7. Annual Review (Day 5) 8. Reevaluation (Day 5) 9. Effective Meetings (Day 5) 10. CPSE November 1 To complete the training, participants must attend Modules 1-9 Presenter: Brian Orzell - Regional Training Specialist This training is designed for newer Chairpersons; however, veteran chairs would benefit and are welcomed. Participants will receive a binder and a flash drive. The binder will contain paper copies of all materials required for the in-person training. The flash drive will contain additional memos and guidance materials that are important resources for Chairpersons. If you are making up a session from a previous round, please contact me via email that you are making up a session. This training must have a minimum of 8 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. For more information about the training: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/profdevelop.htm For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org

90. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Orange/Ulster

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

Audience: Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Directors of PPS/Special Education, School Psychologists, Subcommittee Chairs

Dates: 6/20/2019

Meeting Times: Thursday, June 20, 2019 9:00-12:00

Location: Conference Room B

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*Registration is for the CPSE Module only* The CPSE Chairperson training module is an optional component of the NYSED vetted CPSE/CSE Chairperson training. The purpose of this module is to provide CPSE Chairpersons with an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the facilitation of the CPSE process. Specific areas of focus will include:
•CPSE responsibilities related to procedures specific to referral, evaluation, eligibility, recommendation, and continuum of services for preschool students with disabilities.
•CPSE timelines
•Parent education and involvement in the CPSE
•State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators relating to pre-school