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1. Pyramid Model: Module 4

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

Audience: Preschool Teachers and Supervisors of Kiryas Joel Public School

Dates: 4/26/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

NewStarting Today
Participants will work through the training materials for Module 4 of the Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Development of Young Children.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 4/26/2018

Starting Today
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: There is no cost for the Spring 2018 sessions for School Improvement members (Polymers and Density Matters).
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year the cost will be $450 per district | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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.

3. High School to College Transition Special Interest Group

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Librarians and Classroom Teachers, Academic Librarians

Dates: 4/26/2018

Starting Today
The High School to College Transition group is focused on letting high school and college librarians share their experiences with each other. The goal of this group is to help high school librarians prepare students for college, and for academic librarians to gain a better idea of where students are coming from and how they can help. Through conversation, this SIG will work to ease students’ transition between high school and college. The agenda will be set by the group. Topics of discussion could include college readiness, the first-year college experience, and enhancing critical thinking, and working with college programs in the high school, preparing for the second half of the school year, and follow-up from our previous meetings and workshops. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at https://www.senylrc.org/HS2CollegeSIG. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

4. Portfolios, Quizzes, and More: Using Online Assessment Tools

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 4/27/2018

Starting Soon
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 tools that span different learning styles, engage students, and provide formative assessments that challenge students to problem-solve and explain their thinking process. Some of the programs we will explore include BrainPOP's Game-up and SnapThought, Formative, Kahoot!, and Quizziz. 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.

5. Hudson Valley TOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 4/30/2018

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

Location: 114

Starting Soon
Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will meet to discuss issues relevant to our field.

6. The Next Generation Math Standards, Grades 6 - 12 Math Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 Math Teachers

Dates: 5/1/2018

Starting Soon
NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information math 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 Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation Math Standards







• The Math Practice Standards







• Implementation Timeline







• The revised format of the Next Generation Math 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 7 - 12 Mathematics and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects







• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org







• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards







• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

7. The Next Generation Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6 - 12 Content Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 Content Area Teachers

Dates: 5/2/2018

Starting Soon
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 and the Next Generation Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects








• 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

8. Creative Learning Through Code

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/3/2018

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 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. The Next Generation ELA Standards, Grades 6 - 12 ELA Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 5/4/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math 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 ELA Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA Standards






• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards






• Implementation Timeline






• The revised format of the Next Generation ELA 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 ELA






• Locate Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards on engageny.org






• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards






• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

10. PBIS Coaches Forum (4 of 4) - OU BOCES

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

Audience: PBIS Coaches, Facilitators & Co-facilitators

Dates: 5/9/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Administrative Conference Room

This PBIS Coaches Forum is designed for coaches, facilitators, and co-facilitators to expand their skills and knowledge for successful implementation of PBIS. The Coaches Forum is a series that will provide the opportunity for participants to meet quarterly throughout the school year to network with other coaches across the region, and utilize support from the RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The training will outline the critical components of PBIS, important timelines for facilitation, and resources that can be shared with teams and in buildings. There will be opportunities for coaches to network and share resources through a collaborative work session in the afternoon portion of the training. Content specific information will be provided by session Session 1-Team Composition Team Operating Procedures Expectations Session 2- Review of Fall BoQ Results Problem Behavior Definitions Discipline Policies Professional Development Session 3- Feedback & Acknowledgement Systems Faculty Involvement Student/Family/Community Involvement Session 4- Review of Spring BoQ Results Fidelity Data Goal Setting

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 5/9/2018

Wait List
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: There is no cost for the Spring 2018 sessions for School Improvement members (Polymers and Density Matters).
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year the cost will be $450 per district | 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

12. Annual OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Automation Coser 541.000 members - School Librarians and Library Support Staff

Dates: 5/10/2018

This one day workshop will provide an opportunity for OPALS users who are members of the Dutchess BOCES Library Automation Coser 541.000 to learn more about important features related to the system. TOPICS INCLUDE: Forthcoming upgrades, new features, and inventory. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: Effectively use the OPALS system. Lunch will be provided! LOCATION: The Salt Point Center, Room 137, second building on the left when you enter the campus. Drive down the hill, park, and enter the main doors and walk straight, go through hallway doors until you get to room 137. (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.)
Supporting student inquiry forms the foundation for the New York State Science Learning Standards. This workshop will introduce participants to the Question Formulation Technique as a tool to promote student questioning in the classroom. This strategy will be used in combination with observable phenomena as a process for driving student curiosity and motivation.

14. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Advisory Council Members

Dates: 5/11/2018

This is a quarterly meeting of the SLS Advisory Council.

15. The Next Generation ELA and Math Standards: Awareness Sessions for Administrators, K-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K-12 Building and District Administrators

Dates: 5/11/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math and ELA Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information administrators need to understand in order to implement the revised standards in a thoughtful and coherent way. NYSED’s timeline for full implementation will be presented. In this three-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 Learning Standards and the Next Generation English Language Arts and Math Standards




• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards




• Implementation Timeline




• The revised format of the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards and Math 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 P-12 English Language Arts and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and P - 12 Mathematics




• Locate Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org




• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards and P-12 Math Standards




• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

16. How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work

Program: Leadership Academy:Seminar Series

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/14/2018

Meeting Times: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Room 137

All leaders are inevitably faced with trying to effect significant change, which typically requires changes in individual behaviors. It is difficult to change behaviors without also changing the ways in which individuals create meaning and, as leaders, we must consider the possibility that the change we seek may very well need to begin with our own understandings and behaviors. This book, by Harvard School of Education authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey explores the following question: Why, when we know so much about the change process, does so little actually change? Through a series of exercises, the first part of the text provides the reader with several tools for examining the power of language and developing a new mental model for communicating with ourselves and with others. In the second half, the focus is on bringing that understanding to the workplace. This session will give participants the opportunity to explore the tools presented with colleagues and to discuss ways in which we might all apply the work to our schools and districts. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO COST FOR DISTRICTS WHO BELONG TO THE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR SERIES (512.030)

17. Reading/Literacy Roundtables

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Reading and Literacy Specialists K-12

Dates: 5/14/2018

Reading/Literacy Roundtable discussions are opportunities for K-12 Reading and Literacy Specialists in Dutchess County to come together and share strategies, ask questions, and acquire new knowledge. New members are welcomed. Participants are encouraged to bring topics of interest to the roundtable. There is no cost for this workshop. DATE: Monday, May 14, 2018 TIME: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:







• Collaborate with colleagues from across Dutchess County TOPICS INCLUDE:







• Reading and literacy







• Best practices

18. New Testing Accommodations Manual Orientation - Location: 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: 5/15/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:30-11:30

The Office of Special Education has just released a new Testing Accommodations manual. The manual contains updated guidance, clarifies some long-standing policies, and includes information about testing accommodations for Computer-Based Testing. The manual also follows a new format. At this half-day workshop, participants will:

•Explore the new manual format

•Review new policy details about testing accommodations

•Learn about Testing accommodations for Computer-Based Testing

•Refresh knowledge of documentation and implementation of allowable testing accommodations 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. Testing Accommodations - Location: 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: 5/15/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday May 15, 2018 12:30-3:30

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

20. A Night of Book Talks

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Public Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

Nearly 100 books from the American Library Association Notable Children's Book List will be presented by children's literature specialists Randall Enos and Julie Baxter. These titles are considered the best and brightest of those published in 2017 for children and young adults from birth through age 14. This is a joint workshop for librarians from Dutchess BOCES School Library System and MHLS member libraries. Dinner will be served. Location: MHLS, 105 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601. The workshop is free for Dutchess County School Librarians and MHLS Librarians. There is a $10.00 fee for classroom teachers and all others. Make checks out to Dutchess BOCES SLS. Mail check to Dutchess BOCES SLS, 5 BOCES Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Registration deadline - Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 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. ITSAC Meeting - May 2018

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 5/18/2018

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

Location: Room 137

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

22. Ulster County Transition Council @ TBD

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

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

Dates: 5/18/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: TBD

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

23. Countywide Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Principals and Elementary Assistant Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

As an elementary 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. These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, the Opt-Out movement, and young children and 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 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.
Dates:
September 29, 2017
November 3, 2017
December 15, 2015
February 2, 2018
March 16, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 8, 2018

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, social media, and young children
* The new standards
* Bullying
* Assessments
* 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.

24. Hudson Valley TOD Roundtable

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 5/21/2018

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

Location: 114

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

25. Sparking Curiosity for Learning: Using Phenomena to Incite Student Engagement in the 6-8 Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 5/21/2018

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 an observation. 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 6-8 teachers of science. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify appropriate grade-level science phenomena for use in their instruction; build lessons based on science phenomena.

26. New Testing Accommodations Manual Orientation - 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: 5/22/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday May 22, 2018 8:30-11:30

The Office of Special Education has just released a new Testing Accommodations manual. The manual contains updated guidance, clarifies some long-standing policies, and includes information about testing accommodations for Computer-Based Testing. The manual also follows a new format. At this half-day workshop, participants will:

•Explore the new manual format

•Review new policy details about testing accommodations

•Learn about Testing accommodations for Computer-Based Testing

•Refresh knowledge of documentation and implementation of allowable testing accommodations 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

27. 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: 5/22/2018

Meeting Times: Tuesday May 22, 2018 12:30-3:30

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

28. Developing Talents and the Way I See It - A Personal Look at Autism

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/23/2018

Temple Grandin draws from her own experience with autism spectrum disorders and her professional career. She speaks on how to nurture and turn talents and special interests into paid work, jobs that are particularly suited to individuals on the autism spectrum, and much more. She provides first-hand accounts of job experiences and advice from individuals representing a broad range of careers particularly suited for high-functioning individuals on the autism spectrum. COST: $250pp for members of the Dutchess BOCES School Improvement CoSer or $5200 for districts participating in the DUTCHESS BOCES FINDING THE BRILLIANCE Series (participation in all series workshops).

29. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 5/24/2018

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability.

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 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:










• Practice evidence collection and alignment









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

TOPICS INCLUDE:










• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring









• Professional Conversations

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

30. Cultivating a Culture of Questioning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers [all content areas]

Dates: 5/25/2018

New
Authentic and meaningful learning starts with a question. Through questioning teachers and students access higher order thinking and make deeper connections to the material. Explore some best practices and protocols to enhance the level of questions asked in your classroom. We will explore our own and our students' questioning through a review of Bloom's Taxonomy and explore applications for the Question Formulation Technique and other questioning protocols.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Learn the QFT protocol and develop QFT prompts
Explore (revisit) Bloom's Taxonomy
Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a QFT based lesson/unit
Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use
TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Student guided learning pathways
- 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.

31. 4th Annual Mid-Hudson PBIS Showcase - Location: The Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

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

Audience: Teachers, Related Services Providers, Administrators

Dates: 5/30/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Wednesday May 30, 2018

The Mid-Hudson Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center is hosting it's 4th Annual Showcase!


The PBIS Showcase will be highlighting the powerful work being completed in the Mid-Hudson region of New York around building and district wide PBIS implementation. The work that schools have chosen to share, will be showcased in a gallery style presentation where all participants throughout the day will be able to have access to viewing.

In addition to highlighting the work being completed in the Mid-Hudson region there will be a networking session for all attendees. Participants will be provided time and resources to meet with with other participants from the region, gaining and sharing knowledge on current practices being used. More information to follow...

32. The Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards: Awareness Session, Grades K-6

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K -6 Teachers

Dates: 5/30/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information elementary teachers need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this three-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 ELA/Literacy and Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards






• The Math Practice Standards and the Reading and Writing Practice Standards






• Implementation Timeline






• The revised format of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math 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 P - 6 Mathematics and and P-6 ELA and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects






• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org






• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards






• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

33. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Seminar #3 Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpeople, Special Education administrators, Coordinators, Supervisors

Dates: 5/31/2018

Meeting Times: Thursday May 31 8:30-3:30

Location: Instructional Services TLC Lab

This seminar series offers Chairpersons the opportunity to learn and network with colleagues from school districts around the region that share the same role. Topics are subject to change Seminar #1: October 23. Topic TBD Seminar #2: December 14. Preparation for Annual Review Seminar #3: May 31. End of year review At these seminars, participants will:


• Receive professional development around State Education Department topics


• Consult with colleagues about specific issues


• Share practices


• Network 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

34. The Next Generation Math Standards, Grades 6 - 12 Math Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 Math Teachers

Dates: 6/4/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information math 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 Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation Math Standards






• The Math Practice Standards






• Implementation Timeline






• The revised format of the Next Generation Math 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 7 - 12 Mathematics and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects






• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org






• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards






• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

35. CPSE/CSE Chairperson training Spring 2018-Location: 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: 6/5/2018 to 6/19/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Tuesday June 5, Thursday June 7, Tuesday June 12, Wednesday June 13, Tuesday June 19

Location: IS TLC Lab

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 14 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. To save on the volume of paper materials this training has traditionally required, participants will receive a binder and a flash drive. It is recommended that participants bring a laptop to view some of the materials they will receive. 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

36. The Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards: Awareness Session, Grades K-6

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K -6 Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information elementary teachers need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this three-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 ELA/Literacy and Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards







• The Math Practice Standards and the Reading and Writing Practice Standards







• Implementation Timeline







• The revised format of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math 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 P - 6 Mathematics and and P-6 ELA and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects







• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org







• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards







• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

37. The Next Generation ELA Standards, Grades 6 - 12 ELA Teachers: Awareness Session

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math 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 ELA Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA Standards





• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards





• Implementation Timeline





• The revised format of the Next Generation ELA 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 ELA





• Locate Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards on engageny.org





• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards





• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities
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 and the Next Generation Literacy Standards in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects









• 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

39. Countywide Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary Principals and Elementary Assistant Principals

Dates: 6/8/2018

As an elementary 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. These challenges may include such topics as the new Standards, revisions to ESSA, the Opt-Out movement, and young children and 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 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

Dates: June 8, 2018

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, social media, and young children
* The new standards
* Bullying
* Assessments
* 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.

40. Gale Databases and Gale Pages Studio

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Staff

Dates: 6/12/2018

Our training session is K12 focused and will start with a brief overview and dive into the features and tools of the Gale In Context databases. The resources that will be covered: Kids InfoBits, Research In Context, Opposing Viewpoints In Context (including the new Chrome extension), and General OneFile. Additionally, this workshop will cover the Gale Page Studio which is an opportunity for librarians to learn how to customize their complimentary resource site. A Gale Page is a website that will offer users a visual experience with a clear access point to all of the library’s resources and eBooks. The Gale Page can be customized with a banner to match the school’s website, hide or reorder Gale resource icons, and add additional pages for departments or special projects. Also, participants will learn how to add boxes for contact information, widgets, social media feeds, quick links to websites or shareable documents, add resources from other vendors, so users will have a one-stop-shop to all of the library’s resources. In this session, attendees will learn best practices for Gale Pages, how to customize in Studio, and have the opportunity to build their own in the workshop with Gale experts on site. This is a hands-on workshop. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: MAY 22, 2018

41. ITSAC Meeting - June 2018

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 6/15/2018

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

Location: Room 137

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

42. Ulster County Transition Council Informal Planning Meeting @ Ulster BOCES Career and Tech Center-Blue Room 319 Broadway Port Ewen, NY 12466

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

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

Dates: 6/15/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Location: Career and Tech Center-Blue Room, 319 Broadway, Po

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

43. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 6/15/2018

In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability.

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 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:











• Practice evidence collection and alignment










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

TOPICS INCLUDE:











• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring










• Professional Conversations

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

44. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Ulster 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: 6/20/2018

Meeting Times: Wednesday June 20, 2018 9:00-12:00

Location: Instructional Services TLC Lab

*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. Summer Institute: Inquiring Minds Want to Learn

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/27/2018

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All students have natural curiosity. Unleashing that curiosity can be cultivated through the process of inquiry-based learning. Inquiry, beginning with asking questions, allows students to build intellectual capacity and drive their own learning. It supports the educational goal of fostering life-long learners. During this two-day workshop, teachers and administrators will understand the components of inquiry-based learning, its benefits, and how to design inquiry units that allow students to design their own learning, while still meeting the New York State Standards. Topics include:
• The Inquiry Model
• The 5 E’s Planning Structure
• Direct Explicit Instruction vs. Facilitation
• Curiosity and questioning using a protocol
• Content Specific Standards
• The necessity of cross curricular planning Participants will know/be able to:
• Explain why using inquiry-based learning increases student engagement
• Identify the components of an inquiry-based unit/lesson
• Experience inquiry-based lessons as a student
• Evaluate and improve content/grade-level specific inquiry lessons
• Discuss and develop a team-specific definition for inquiry-based learning
• Consider concerns and next steps to implement of inquiry-based learning in instruction COST: $250 per Building Team (for up to 10 Members) 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. Day 1 - High School to College Transition: Archival Resources in the Hudson Valley

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grade 6-12 classroom teachers

Dates: 6/26/2018

Day 1 of the HS to College Transition Series explore the network of local primary sources, many of which are unique to our region. You will learn about how use archives and government resources in school projects and how to incorporate websites like Hudson River Valley Heritage into lesson plans. Participants will learn how to use archives and government resources in school projects and how to incorporate websites like the Hudson River Valley Heritage into lesson plans. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: understand how to use document-based research in creating a classroom assignment, practice using the Hudson River Valley Heritage website, create a bibliography that includes HRVH resources, and start a lesson plan and annotated bibliography. TOPICS INCLUDE: document-based research, Hudson River Valley Heritage, and primary source documents. The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval, to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab. Registration Deadline: June 19, 2018. 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. The Next Generation ELA and Math Standards: Awareness Sessions for Administrators, K-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K-12 Building and District Administrators

Dates: 6/26/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math and ELA Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information administrators need to understand in order to implement the revised standards in a thoughtful and coherent way. NYSED’s timeline for full implementation will be presented. In this three-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 Learning Standards and the Next Generation English Language Arts and Math Standards




• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards




• Implementation Timeline




• The revised format of the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards and Math 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 P-12 English Language Arts and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and P - 12 Mathematics




• Locate Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org




• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards and P-12 Math Standards




• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

48. Day 2- High School to College Transition: Information Literacy

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grade 6-12 classroom teachers

Dates: 6/27/2018

Day 2 of the Library Media Literacies for Educators series will include an overview of information literacy basics for high school and college. Presenters will focus on the online tools that foster critical thinking during the research process. This workshop is part of a 3-day series. Attendees can sign-up for one, two, or all three of the classes. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO: Make a connection between a high school research assignment and a college assignment, Develop an understanding of how to find factual information online, Explain why citation matters and how to teach students about plagiarism, develop an understanding of how to ethically use and share materials in classroom work, understand how to incorporate the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum and other standards in assignments that foster critical thinking, and create an annotated bibliography. TOPICS INCLUDE: ACRL & ESIFC Frameworks, Google & Wikipedia, website evaluation, plagiarism & citing sources, and copyright. The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab. Registration Deadline: June 19, 2018. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

49. Day 3 - High School to College Transition: Research Proficiency

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 6-12 classroom teachers

Dates: 6/28/2018

Day 3 of the HS to College Transition series will include a review on what is expected in a current college research assignment, how to create good research questions, and time management. In addition, participants will achieve an understanding of how to incorporate the library’s catalog, databases, and lesser-known library services into effective research. This class will be held at the Mount Saint Mary College Library in Newburgh, NY and will cover skills that you can apply to your school library and other academic libraries in the Hudson Valley. This workshop is part of a 3-day series. Attendees can sign-up for one, two, or all three of the classes. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: identify the important information contained within a research assignment, utilize strategies for narrowing down broad topics, identify research tools that go beyond internet searches, -Identify the variety of resources available in a college library, apply what they learned at their school's library. TOPICS INCLUDE: anatomy of a research assignment, develop a topic, the reference interview, using library resources, synthesizing Information, and information management. The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab. Registration Deadline: June 19, 2018. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 7/10/2018

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 for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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

51. LIVE LABS: Energy Transformation: It's All Connected

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 8/7/2018

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 for the Live LABS Series | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
ENERGY TRANSFORMATION: IT'S ALL CONNECTED Exploring the Structure of Nature: The old adage “We are all one” holds true in the world of science! This Live Lab will explore the interconnectedness of energy as it moves from the natural world to the human-created world. Using a game-like format, we will explore the many forms of energy and follow its transformation as energy moves across space and time. Teachers will learn about classroom technologies that can be applied to help students visualize the interconnection of energy, humans, and life itself. - Life Science, Earth and Space Science

52. 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 for the Live LABS Series | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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

53. 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 for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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

54. 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 for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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

55. 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 for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/16/2019

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.
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

57. LIVE LABS: Exploring Water: Urban and Rural Water Recycling

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 for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… 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

58. 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 for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
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.

59. 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