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1. *COPY OF The Five Pillars of Literacy (Episodic Offering)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Specialists, Administrators, AIS

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00-10:30 on 8/03, 8/04, 8/05, 8/06

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Participants will be able to identify and describe the five pillars of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). They will understand the relative contributions each component makes to overall reading behavior, gain an understanding of assessment in each skill area, and how this information can be used to identify which students need intervention. Participants will also be able to identify and describe intervention strategies for each of the five areas of reading. 08/03/2020 Part One- 9:00-10:30am 08/04/2020 Part Two- 9:00-10:30am 08/05/2020 Part Three- 9:00-10:30am 08/06/2020 Part Four- 9:00-10:30am Zoom links and other materials will be share following registration.

2. The Five Pillars of Literacy (Episodic Offering)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Specialists, Administrators, AIS

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00-10:30 on 8/03, 8/04, 8/05, 8/06

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Participants will be able to identify and describe the five pillars of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). They will understand the relative contributions each component makes to overall reading behavior, gain an understanding of assessment in each skill area, and how this information can be used to identify which students need intervention. Participants will also be able to identify and describe intervention strategies for each of the five areas of reading. 08/03/2020 Part One- 9:00-10:30am 08/04/2020 Part Two- 9:00-10:30am 08/05/2020 Part Three- 9:00-10:30am 08/06/2020 Part Four- 9:00-10:30am Zoom links and other materials will be share following registration.

3. Responsive Classroom / Elementary Core Classroom | ARLINGTON CSD PREAPPROVED STAFF ONLY

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/6/2020

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Participants engaging in Responsive Classroom virtual workshops and courses will receive world-class professional development. Through attending this experimental and informative online professional development, participants will learn how to create a balance between academic and social-emotional learning through key teaching practices. our team is prepared to provide an exceptional learning experience via the Zoom platform where participants will build relationships authentically, engage with colleagues in meaningful ways, and learn strategies for creating safe, joyful, and engaging school communities.

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

AGENDA
8:15am - Participants log in to Zoom
8:30am - 10:30am: Adult community building and part one
10:30am - 11:00am: Break
11:00am - 12:30pm: Part two
12:30pm - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 3:30pm: Part three and closing

4. Virtual CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - Summer 2020

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 8/4/2020 to 8/13/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday 8/4/20, Wednesday 8/5/20, Tuesday 8/11/20, Wednesday 8/12/20 from 8:30-3:30 & Thursday 8/13/20 from 8:30 - 11:30

Location: virtual training

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5 Day Series: 8/4/20, 8/5/20, 8/11/20, 8/12/20, 8/13/20
In this 5 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: The approximate breakdown of topics are as followed:
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 (separate registration required)
To complete the training, participants must attend Modules 1-9. This training is designed for newer Chairpersons; however, veteran chairs would benefit and are welcomed. If you are making up a session from a previous round, please contact me via email with which session(s) you will be attending - brian.orzell@dcboces.org. This training must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation.

5. Ultimate Guide: Level 1 and Data Visualization

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: People with Level 1 log ons!

Dates: 8/4/2020

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Level 1 is your friend! Together we are going to extract Level 1 data, and turn it into readable graphs.

First, we will log on to Level 1 and find the data that you would like to take a closer look at. The data set that will be modeled is sub-group proficiency in NYS tests. The sub-group areas are: gender, income, race/ethnicity, Ell status, and general/special education.

Next, we will begin to take our data and transform it into charts. The charts can have an element of school/district branding through style and color.

Finally, we will combine all of the graphs into a Google Slide deck so the data can be shared. We will be putting Nearpod into the slide deck so your virtual audience can share their thoughts on the data.

After this session you will have a beautiful slide deck that is interactive for the audience of your choosing.

Wappingers, Arlington, Beacon, Spackenkill, Hyde Park, Pawling, Millbrook are members of the data service. There is no cost for members of the data service.

6. Indicator 13 Check-In

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: CSE Chairs, PPS, Special Educators, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 8/5/2020

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

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This is an opportunity for schools who are currently preparing to report for the Indicator 13 Self-Review in August, 2020. Individuals or small teams will be able to speak with the Regional Partnership Center's Transition Specialist and Special Education Trainer on matters regarding Transition in the IEP and how it relates to the State Performance Plan Indicator 13 Secondary Transition Self-Review for Students with Disabilities. Districts will be able to schedule one hour increments to meet individually with RPC Specialists online.

7. InLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Initial

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/12/2020

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

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• New York State Teaching Standards

• Evidence-based observation techniques

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

• Next Generation Learning Standards

• APPR Regulations including HEDI scoring and SLOs

• Statewide Instructional Reporting System

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Articulate all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda

• Use the evidence cycle in the observation process

• Explain SLO and state growth scores

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

8. RePET: Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/5/2020

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
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In this three-hour virtual learning experience, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2020-21 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Practice evidence collection and alignment

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring

• Professional Conversations

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

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

9. Summer Book Club for Secondary Educators - Kent State by Deborah Wiles

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators (Grades 7-12)

Dates: 8/5/2020

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Join our virtual summer book club! Every two-weeks we will discuss current, well-reviewed teen and YA novel contenders for The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the one-hour Zoom session. Participants will receive the Zoom link after registering on MLP.

Kent State by Deborah Wiles

"As protestors roil the campus, National Guardsmen are called in. In the chaos of what happens next, shots are fired and four students are killed. To this day, there is still argument of what happened and why.

Told in multiple voices from a number of vantage points - protestor, Guardsman, townie, student - Deborah Wiles's Kent State gives a moving, terrifying, galvanizing picture of what happened that weekend in Ohio...an event that, even fifty years later, still resonates deeply." Scholastic Publishing

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

10. Family Engagement: Communication and Culture Online Workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Members of Educational Organizations (administrators, teachers, pupil personnel staff, and other staff members).

Dates: 8/6/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on 08/06/2020

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This webinar is designed to introduce educators to concepts of communication and culture that impact the ways educators and educational organizations (EOs) interact with families. Some of the key ideas that will be discussed in the two-part webinar: ● Examine the role of communication in schooling and how culture influences the way we communicate in our respective roles (administrators, teachers, etc.). ● Explore the concept of culture & connect with the idea of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education. ● Explore strategies for effective collaboration between families, caregivers, and schools to support students in the special education process. This workshop will consist of a live check-in via Zoom at 9 am (30 minutes) on 8/6 and a live check-out via Zoom at 1 pm (30 minutes). Registered participants will receive all relevant links 24 hours before the day of the workshop. ***If they do not hear from us within 24-hours prior to the workshop, check your spam folder or contact the facilitator at Dagmar.Luciano@DCBOCES.ORG The workshop will be self-paced on Google Classrooms. Participants will view and complete all assignments at their own pace and submit all work by 2 pm. Participants will receive 4 CTLE credits when all assignments are submitted and they attend both mandatory live sessions.

11. Best Practices in Screening for Academic Deficits

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, AIS

Dates: 8/7/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30- 3:30 on 08/07

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Participants will be able to define universal screening. They will be able to describe the purpose of universal screening. Participants will also be able to describe the features of a high quality universal screening measure and identify tools to guide them in selecting a high quality screening measure. Participants will be able to identify the steps for implementing a universal screening process in their educational organization as well.
While we are currently navigating a "new normal" in the space of education, it is important that we, as educators, continue to do the work to move the dial forward and work towards a better normal. In the wake of COVID-19, many of the long-standing structural inequities in our society, and classrooms, have been illuminated. We take this as a call to do better and be better.

In our second offering within our Equity Book Study Series, we have decided on the work of Matthew Kay to consider what conversations around race might sound like in our classrooms. Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. He not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, but he also offers a method for getting them right.

In addition to the zoom meetings, participants will be invited to join in weekly Twitter slow chats. A slow chat is a week long (Mon-Sun) Twitter chat focused on a specific topic, in this case the text. A different question related to the text is posted each week on twitter through @EdResourcesDCB with the hashtag #EdEquityHV. Participants answer the questions and respond to each other as they can throughout the week, remembering to include the hashtag. Further questions can be asked by the slow chat facilitator to search for deeper thinking or challenge assumptions etc. Participation in the chat is encouraged but not required.

Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own text in order to participate.

13. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Parents

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Parents, Educators, PTA, SEPTA

Dates: 8/10/2020

Meeting Times: 8/10 from 9:00-11:00am

Parents and caretakers will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction for their child in the elementary grades. Participants will also be able to describe ways to incorporate explicit instruction and vocabulary instruction in the home. Zoom links and additional materials will be share following registration.

14. Tools for the Virtual Math Classroom 6-12

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, Teachers

Dates: 8/10/2020

This session embraces student creation through hands-on, activities and apps, and it will also include numerous tips & tricks to integrate technology more effectively into the secondary virtual math classroom.

15. PBIS Administrative Overview

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administration

Dates: 8/11/2020

Meeting Times: 9am-12pm on 8/11

During this three-hour live training for administrators, we will explore the core elements of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), through the lens of behavior management. Broadly, MTSS is a term used to describe an evidence based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention is delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on student need. The primary function of district and building leadership is to 1) ensure that a common-language and common-understanding exists around the rationale for and the purpose and expected outcomes of implementation, 2) clearly identify who has the responsibility for what and how those individuals will be held accountable, 3) ensure that building and district policies are supportive of, and not barriers to, the implementation of the model, 4) provide sufficient support (professional development, technical assistance) to ensure that the implementation plan and timelines can be achieved and 5) identify clearly the district- and school-level leaders who will have implementation expectations as part of their annual performance reviews. We will cover: *Definitions of Tiers 1, 2, and 3 and how to differentiate the tiers, including entry and exit criteria for tiers *An ongoing step-by-step problem solving process, including intensifying interventions *Basics of instruction and assessment at each tier, including progress monitoring *Tier 3 Interventions, with a focus on the Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) and the Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) *Ensuring fidelity of MTSS

16. New Title IX Regulations issued by the United States Department of Education

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/11/2020

New Title IX Regulations issued by the United States Department of Education take effect August 14, 2020.

These new Regulations include, among other things: 1) a revised definition of "sexual harassment"; 2) revised guidelines as to when and how districts must respond to allegations of sexual harassment; 3) new requirements for training and record-keeping.

Participants in this virtual seminar will receive guidance as to how these new requirements affect your district, as well as an overview of policies which may now require review and revision, in light of the Regulations. An update on the status of legal challenges to the implementation of the Regulations will also be reviewed, as part of the program.

17. Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice (AKA Understanding Trauma and Resiliency)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2020

In this workshop participants will:



• Identify what primary and secondary trauma is and how they present in young people and adults.


• Understand how trauma impacts the brain, bodies, and therefore influences behavior of young people.


• Prepare to support themselves and other staff in practicing self-care and reducing the risks of secondary trauma.


• Identify tools for increasing a sense of safety and equity among young people and adults.

18. Task Before Apps: Supporting Student Creativity in Blended and Distance Learning

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2020

Learn strategies for supporting students as creators and how to design learning activities for movie making, ebook design, website building, podcasting, and more. In this session, you'll explore how to support students as creators in a classroom setting (blended learning) as well as students working from home (distance learning), with a connection to backwards design.

19. Behavior Team/ PBIS Team and Coaches Forum

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: PBIS coaches and their teams. Anyone on a behavior team in their school.

Dates: 8/12/2020 to 8/26/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 8/12 & 8/26 - 12:30 - 1:30pm

This targeted skills group is intended for behavior team leaders and members in your school or district's behavioral framework. Participants will spend time exploring critically important, yet often overlooked features in Tier1/Universal Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports. Review of systems and practices, along with support, will be provided related to team operating procedures, data collection, and data-based decision making. These supports will aid in progress monitoring school-wide behavior systems. Opportunities to network and share current practices will be provided. New teams will begin to create ideas together while established teams will look to revise and/or expand current practices.

20. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Teachers

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Literacy Specialists, Administrators, AIS

Dates: 8/12/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00- 3:00 on 8/12

Participants • will be able to explain the importance of robust vocabulary instruction for students in the elementary grades, • understand how explicit instruction can be applied to vocabulary instruction, • describe key features of vocabulary instruction, and identify ways to incorporate vocabulary instruction into different parts of the school day. Zoom links and other materials will be share following registration.

21. Navigating Adult Services

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special educators, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, building administrators, and secondary level teachers involved in transition planning.

Dates: 8/12/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00am to 11:00am

Participants will understand; the definition of Self-Determination is and it's impact on understanding and navigating adult services, understand Entitlement v. Eligibility, and the eligibility requirements and referral process and services for commonly utilized adult service agencies.

22. Summer Book Club for Elementary and Middle School Educators - The List of Things That Will Not Change by Kate Stead

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 8/12/2020

Join our virtual summer book club! Every two-weeks we will discuss current, well-reviewed middle grade novel contenders for the Newbery award for children's literature. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the one-hour Zoom session. Participants will receive the Zoom link after registering on MLP.

The List of Things That Will Not Change by Kate Stead

"After her parents' divorce, Bea's life became different in many ways. But she can always look back at the list she keeps in her green notebook to remember the things that will stay the same. The first and most important: Mom and Dad will always love Bea, and each other.

When Dad tells Bea that he and his boyfriend, Jesse, are getting married, Bea is thrilled. Bea loves Jesse, and when he and Dad get married, she'll finally (finally!) have what she's always wanted-a sister. Even though she's never met Jesse's daughter, Sonia, Bea is sure that they'll be "just like sisters anywhere."

As the wedding day approaches, Bea will learn that making a new family brings questions, surprises, and joy, and readers will discover why the New York Times called Rebecca Stead a "writer of great feeling." - Penguin Random House

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. Supporting Our Students and Families: Considerations for Trauma-Informed Distance Learning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/12/2020

"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be."
Rita Pierson/teacher
Educators understand the power of strong connections with their students. Educators working in trauma sensitive schools know the importance of safe and supportive schools and looking at the school environment/culture through a trauma lens. How do we take these priorities and practices and adapt to distance learning in order to support learning and keep connections strong with our students and families?
This 60 minute facilitated session will provide opportunities to:
check in with other participants about our distance learning experiences, gain insight into four core priorities for trauma-informed distance learning discuss considerations/strategies for applying the trauma-sensitive lens to distance learning, explore some resources to assist our families to be able to support their students and; share "bright spots"
The session will use the Zoom meeting platform. Zoom links will be sent to participants the night before the scheduled session. >br/> 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. Virtual CPSE Chairperson Module - Summer 2020

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 8/13/2020

Meeting Times: Thursday 8/13/20 - 12:30-3:30

Location: virtual training

*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
This training must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under-enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation.
This session will examine the different ways to gather formative assessment data during asynchronous and synchronous learning experiences. We'll discuss how to navigate district and school requirements for weekly and quarterly updates, and how to incorporate common formative assessments in your routine. In this session you'll see spotlight tools in action and participate in activities you can tailor to student learning experiences.

26. Tools for the Virtual Math Classroom K-2

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2020

This session embraces student creation through hands-on, activities and apps, and it will also include numerous tips & tricks to integrate technology more effectively into the K-2 virtual math classroom.

27. Engaging Our Youth During COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Session 3 (Open to the Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts ONLY)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts 1 and 2

Dates: 8/14/2020

It is clear that we are teaching students during a unique time in the United States as they live their lives within a pandemic, negotiate new ways of doing school, and most importantly process the events arising from racial injustices they are witnessing. As teachers engaged in expanding our knowledge about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, this is an appropriate time for us to embrace the challenges in front of us and sharpen our skills so that we can continue to move our students towards becoming critical democratic citizens.

During four, one-hour seminars, attendees will explore, share, and develop different ways to engage our youth in discussions of and during COVID-19 and Racial Injustice. We will be guided by Hugh Vasquez's powerful article, "What if We . . . Don't Return to School as Usual," giving us a platform and permission to reimagine our classroom learning and teaching that takes advantage of what is going on in the world. The following objectives for the session are 1) to review justice-oriented frameworks that can help us teach about and during COVID-19, Racial Injustice, and other pertinent topics, 2) to explore approaches, strategies, and tools that help to engage our students in these conversations in virtual and face-to-face environments, and 3) to move students towards action in redressing concerns they identify through critical inquiry projects.

28. Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice (AKA Understanding Trauma and Resiliency)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2020

In this workshop participants will:




• Identify what primary and secondary trauma is and how they present in young people and adults.



• Understand how trauma impacts the brain, bodies, and therefore influences behavior of young people.



• Prepare to support themselves and other staff in practicing self-care and reducing the risks of secondary trauma.



• Identify tools for increasing a sense of safety and equity among young people and adults.

29. Engaging Our Youth During COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Session 3 (Open to the Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts ONLY)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts 1 and 2

Dates: 8/14/2020

It is clear that we are teaching students during a unique time in the United States as they live their lives within a pandemic, negotiate new ways of doing school, and most importantly process the events arising from racial injustices they are witnessing. As teachers engaged in expanding our knowledge about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, this is an appropriate time for us to embrace the challenges in front of us and sharpen our skills so that we can continue to move our students towards becoming critical democratic citizens.

During four, one-hour seminars, attendees will explore, share, and develop different ways to engage our youth in discussions of and during COVID-19 and Racial Injustice. We will be guided by Hugh Vasquez's powerful article, "What if We . . . Don't Return to School as Usual," giving us a platform and permission to reimagine our classroom learning and teaching that takes advantage of what is going on in the world. The following objectives for the session are 1) to review justice-oriented frameworks that can help us teach about and during COVID-19, Racial Injustice, and other pertinent topics, 2) to explore approaches, strategies, and tools that help to engage our students in these conversations in virtual and face-to-face environments, and 3) to move students towards action in redressing concerns they identify through critical inquiry projects.

30. Tools for the Virtual Math Classroom 3-5

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2020

This session embraces student creation through hands-on, activities and apps, and it will also include numerous tips & tricks to integrate technology more effectively into the K-2 virtual math classroom.

31. Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice (AKA Understanding Trauma and Resiliency)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

In this workshop participants will:





• Identify what primary and secondary trauma is and how they present in young people and adults.




• Understand how trauma impacts the brain, bodies, and therefore influences behavior of young people.




• Prepare to support themselves and other staff in practicing self-care and reducing the risks of secondary trauma.




• Identify tools for increasing a sense of safety and equity among young people and adults.

32. Task Before Apps: Fostering Collaboration with Digital Tools in Any Subject Area

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2020

Learn about the "value add" of using digital tools for collaboration with students. In this session, you'll explore the tools and the strategies for checking for understanding and supporting students as they work together with their peers. We'll examine routines to make peer-to-peer collaboration sustainable in blended and distance learning environments.

33. Summer Book Club for Secondary Educators - They Went Left by Monica Hesse

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators (Grades 7-12)

Dates: 8/19/2020

Join our virtual summer book club! Every two-weeks we will discuss current, well-reviewed teen and YA novel contenders for The Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the one-hour Zoom session. Participants will receive the Zoom link after registering on MLP.

They Went Left by Monica Hesse

"Germany, 1945. The soldiers who liberated the Gross-Rosen concentration camp said the war was over, but nothing feels over to eighteen-year-old Zofia Lederman. Her body has barely begun to heal, her mind feels broken. And her life is completely shattered: Three years ago, she and her younger brother, Abek, were the only members of their family to be sent to the right, away from the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Everyone else-her parents, her grandmother, radiant Aunt Maja-they went left.

Zofia's last words to her brother were a promise: Abek to Zofia, A to Z. When I find you again, we will fill our alphabet. Now her journey to fulfill that vow takes her through Poland and Germany, and into a displaced persons camp where everyone she meets is trying to piece together a future from a painful past: Miriam, desperately searching for the twin she was separated from after they survived medical experimentation. Breine, a former heiress, who now longs only for a simple wedding with her new fiance. And Josef, who guards his past behind a wall of secrets, and is beautiful and strange and magnetic all at once.

But the deeper Zofia digs, the more impossible her search seems. How can she find one boy in a sea of the missing? In the rubble of a broken continent, Zofia must delve into a mystery whose answers could break her-or help her rebuild her world." - Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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

34. LAW UPDATES - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Adminstrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

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

Topics will include:

1. Dealing with Employee Discrimination Issues/Disability Issues Attendant to School Reopening
2. Navigating Employee Leave Options After School Reopening
3. Negotiating the Return of Extra-Curricular Activities and Interscholastic Sports
4. Dealing with Parents/Students Uncomfortable with In Person Instruction
5. Dealing with Compensatory Education and Other Special Education Issues During the Pandemic/School Reopening
6. Dealing with Student Attendance Issues During School Reopening
7. Dealing with Student Discipline Issues During School Reopening
8. Dealing with Legal Issues Potentially Arising Out of Student Transportation During School Reopening
9. Dealing with Student Privacy Issues During the Pandemic/School Reopening
This session will examine how Google tools can help students share their learning and help teachers stay organized. We'll discuss how to use familiar Google tools, including Slides, Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Drawings, to give students multiple ways to submit formative assessment data beyond quiz questions. In this session you'll see how to embed these tools into your formative assessment routines both inside and outside the classroom.

36. Engaging Our Youth During COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Session 4 (Open to the Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts ONLY)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts 1 and 2

Dates: 8/21/2020

It is clear that we are teaching students during a unique time in the United States as they live their lives within a pandemic, negotiate new ways of doing school, and most importantly process the events arising from racial injustices they are witnessing. As teachers engaged in expanding our knowledge about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, this is an appropriate time for us to embrace the challenges in front of us and sharpen our skills so that we can continue to move our students towards becoming critical democratic citizens.

During four, one-hour seminars, attendees will explore, share, and develop different ways to engage our youth in discussions of and during COVID-19 and Racial Injustice. We will be guided by Hugh Vasquez's powerful article, "What if We . . . Don't Return to School as Usual," giving us a platform and permission to reimagine our classroom learning and teaching that takes advantage of what is going on in the world. The following objectives for the session are 1) to review justice-oriented frameworks that can help us teach about and during COVID-19, Racial Injustice, and other pertinent topics, 2) to explore approaches, strategies, and tools that help to engage our students in these conversations in virtual and face-to-face environments, and 3) to move students towards action in redressing concerns they identify through critical inquiry projects.

37. Engaging Our Youth During COVID-19 and Racial Injustice Session 4 (Open to the Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts ONLY)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Transformative Classroom Learning Cohorts 1 and 2

Dates: 8/21/2020

It is clear that we are teaching students during a unique time in the United States as they live their lives within a pandemic, negotiate new ways of doing school, and most importantly process the events arising from racial injustices they are witnessing. As teachers engaged in expanding our knowledge about Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, this is an appropriate time for us to embrace the challenges in front of us and sharpen our skills so that we can continue to move our students towards becoming critical democratic citizens.

During four, one-hour seminars, attendees will explore, share, and develop different ways to engage our youth in discussions of and during COVID-19 and Racial Injustice. We will be guided by Hugh Vasquez's powerful article, "What if We . . . Don't Return to School as Usual," giving us a platform and permission to reimagine our classroom learning and teaching that takes advantage of what is going on in the world. The following objectives for the session are 1) to review justice-oriented frameworks that can help us teach about and during COVID-19, Racial Injustice, and other pertinent topics, 2) to explore approaches, strategies, and tools that help to engage our students in these conversations in virtual and face-to-face environments, and 3) to move students towards action in redressing concerns they identify through critical inquiry projects.

38. Classroom Management Online Workshop

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators, Social Workers, Guidance Counselor

Dates: 8/25/2020 to 8/27/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, August 25 & Thursday, August 27 - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This workshop will provide a foundation for behavior supports that should be considered as vital components of universal school-wide behavior supports. Educators will have the opportunity to review a scientific approach to classroom management, learn about the importance of preventative behavior supports, and response strategies. The workshop will utilize a blended delivery. All participants will attend live sessions each morning from 9:00 am-10:00am using Zoom. A final live review session will take place on Thursday from 2:30pm-3:00pm. When not participating on live calls, participants will spend time working on activities in a Google Classroom. All relevent links will be email after registration.

39. Summer Book Club for Elementary and Middle School Educators - Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 8/26/2020

Join our virtual summer book club! Every two-weeks we will discuss current, well-reviewed middle grade novel contenders for the Newbery award for children's literature. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the one-hour Zoom session. Participants will receive the Zoom link after registering on MLP.

Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker

"From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere.

"Ware can't wait to spend summer "off in his own world" dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called "normal" kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot.

Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer-he doesn't live in the "real world" like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights' Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good-and vows to save the lot.

But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?" - Harper Collins

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. ReLET: Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/27/2020

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for TEACHER Evaluators
This three-hour virtual training for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2020 -21 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:


• Practice evidence collection and alignment


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

TOPICS INCLUDE:


• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring


• Professional Conversations

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

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

41. RePET: Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 8/28/2020

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
In this three-hour virtual learning experience, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2020-21 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:

• Practice evidence collection and alignment

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

TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring

• Professional Conversations

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

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

42. Classroom Management for 1st year teachers

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 1st year teachers/ student teachers

Dates: 9/1/2020 to 6/3/2021

Meeting Times: 9:00 am

This course is designed specifically for new teachers. Teachers will take the workshop over the course of three days in early September. They will be expected to join the four (4) 30-minute live sessions Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 9:00 AM, and the final live session at 2:30 PM on Thursday. Teachers will have three days to complete the work for the workshop on their own. The first Thursday of each month (except April because of Spring Break) from 3:30 - 5:00 pm teachers will meet with the trainer where they will focus on coaching sessions regarding the different classroom management topics covered in the workshop. This workshop looks at Tier 1 best practices for Universal support including physical environment, expectations and rules, procedures and routines, active supervision, behavior specific praise, error correction, group contingencies, and multiple opportunities to respond. Based on MTSS principles these practices should help at least 80 of your students succeed behaviorally in class.

43. Academic Collaborative Forum ACF for Instructional Leaders - Tuesday Dates (4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 6/8/2021

Meeting Times: 4:00pm - 500pm

New
DATES: 9/15/20, 9/29/20, 10/13/20, 10/27/20, 11/10/20, 11/24/20, 12/8/20, 1/5/21, 1/19/21, 2/2/21, 2/16/21, 3/2/21, 3/16/21, 4/13/21, 4/27/21, 5/11/21, 5/25/21, 6/8/21 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
**Are you an instructional leader? **A literacy coach? **A reading specialist? **A general education teacher looking for more explicit instructional strategies? **A special education teacher wanting more evidence-based interventions? **A CSE team member needing more support in developing IEP goals? Join us virtually from 4:00-5:00 every two weeks.
Participants will: **explore important topics in evidence-based literacy and specially designed instruction practices **analyze processes for data collection and data-based decision making **review the development and quality of IEP goals
This is a great opportunity to: **network and share **create ideas **revise and/or expand teaching practices **re-imagine curriculum tool kits with supportive colleagues across four counties.

44. Academic Collaborative Forum ACF for Instructional Leaders - Thursday Dates (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 9/17/2020 to 6/10/2021

Meeting Times: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

New
DATES: 9/17/20, 10/1/20, 10/15/20, 10/29/20, 11/12/20, 12/10/20, 1/7/21, 1/21/21, 2/4/21, 2/18/21, 3/4/21, 3/18/21, 4/15/21, 4/29/21, 5/13/21, 5/27/21, 6/10/21 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
**Are you an instructional leader? **A literacy coach? **A reading specialist? **A general education teacher looking for more explicit instructional strategies? **A special education teacher wanting more evidence-based interventions? **A CSE team member needing more support in developing IEP goals? Join us virtually from 12:00-1:00 every two weeks.
Participants will: **explore important topics in evidence-based literacy and specially designed instruction practices **analyze processes for data collection and data-based decision making **review the development and quality of IEP goals
This is a great opportunity to: **network and share **create ideas **revise and/or expand teaching practices **re-imagine curriculum tool kits with supportive colleagues across four counties.

45. Girls who Code

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 9/24/2020

New
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