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1. Toolkit for Engaging and Supporting ELLs in Science (RBERN) TIME CHANGE: 8:30AM - 2:30PM - POSTPONED

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Science Teachers, Administrators, ENL Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/31/2020

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Science in the K-12 environment offers a unique opportunity for ELLs to be able to participate in unique and exciting hands-on activities. This workshop will begin by outlining various engaging strategies including methods, techniques, and scaffolds that can be used by science teachers to help ELLs in the classroom. Next, we'll begin by learning as a group a few highly-engaging and culturally relevant science topics that may serve as a springboard for building science interest for ELLs. Then, we will work individually or as small groups to update/adjust either existing science lessons or create brand new lessons that reach all types of learners.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to effectively apply multiple science-related scaffolding techniques into their own curriculum.

2. Fundamentals of SDI (Liberty CSD Only)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 4/1/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00- 3:00 on 04/01/2020

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This workshop will provide a foundation for addressing the needs students with disabilities. Educators will have the opportunity to review the importance of universal academic support, evidence-based practices, and develop strategies for their individual students. The workshop will utilize a blended delivery. All participants will attend a live overview from 9-10 am using Google Meet or Zoom and a Q and A session from 2:15-3:00. The rest of the day participants will spend working on activities in a Google Classroom. All required links will be sent out to registered participants prior to 4/1.

3. Online IEP Review (**Liberty CSD Only**)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 4/2/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm on 04/02/2020

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Liberty staff are invited to participate in a two part IEP review. From 9-12 participants will review key ideas and components that should be included in the Present Level of Performance, provide time for educators to review their current IEPs, and ask questions. In the afternoon from 1-3 participants will review the key ideas and components that should be considered when developing Measurable Annual Goals, provide time for educators to review their current IEPs and ask questions.

4. Classroom Management (**Liberty CSD Only**)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers

Dates: 4/3/2020

Meeting Times: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm on 04/03/2020

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This workshop will provide a foundation for the behavior supports that will become part of universal school-wide expectations. 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 a live overview from 9-10 am using Adobe Connect and a wrap-up/review session from 2:15-3:00. The rest of the day participants will spend working on activities in a Google Classroom.

5. US History & Government Scoring Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All HS US History & Government Teachers

Dates: 4/7/2020

This workshop is intended for social studies teachers of US History & Government who will be administering and/or scoring the newly developed C3 Framework US History & Government Regents. This will be the first administration of the US History & Government Regents based on the Social Studies C3 Framework. There will be an overlap period of four administrations of both "old" and "new" format assessments during the 2020-21 testing period for teachers who have not yet transitioned their instruction. All US History & Government teachers are encouraged to attend this turnkey training in order to align current and future instruction to the shift in assessment.

6. OPALS User Group Webinar (Topic: Weeding)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Library Staff participants in Coser 541.000

Dates: 4/14/2020

This 1-hour live webinar will provide participants in the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Library Automation Coser 541.000 an update on important features related to the OPALS library automation system and our shared OverDrive ebook and audiobook collection.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Advantage Collections
2. OverDrive
3. Genrefication
4. Weeding

7. Educator Lab: High School to College Transition (Resources on the Open Internet)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 4/15/2020

This workshop is part of our high school to college transition four part series. From spotting fake news to crafting better web searches and understanding copyright, the goal of this day is to help you create assignments that foster critical thinking and meet learning standards. In this session participants will learn from educators on the best practices for helping your students prevent plagiarism, evaluate resources, master tools for citation, understand how to promote good copyright adherence, and make the most out of FREE resources available on the open web. The cost is $95 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2020.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Make a connection between a high school research assignment and a college assignment
2. Develop an understanding of how to find factual information online
3. Explain why citation matters and how to teach students about plagiarism
4. Develop an understanding of how to ethically use and share materials in classroom work
5. Create an annotated bibliography

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Digital Collections in Practice
2. Wikipedia & the Public Domain
3. Copyright
4. Citation Tools
5. Resource Evaluation
6. Plagiarism & Citations
7. Beyond the CRAAP Test

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.

8. Integrated Co-Teaching Institute-Two Days

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Integrated Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 4/16/2020 to 5/21/2020

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND... Co-teaching teams will attend this 2-day institute that will be focused on developing effective partnerships, creating productive and positive classroom environments, and utilizing co-planning protocols.
Participants will learn how to specially design their instruction to meet the specific needs of students with disabilities. Evidence based strategies and resources will be provided and used during facilitated planning time.
Please come as co-teaching teams.
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. ITSAC Meeting - April 17, 2020

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 4/17/2020

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

Location: 136

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.

10. RESILIENCE, The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators and Families

Dates: 4/20/2020

In recent years, the need to address issues of trauma experienced by our students has become more and more essential. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope is a one-hour documentary about the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) directed by James Redford and produced by Karen Pritzker and James Redford.

Educators and families are invited to attend a special screening of Resilience, followed by a panel discussion.

No cost for Families.

11. Elementary School Librarians Networking Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-6 School Librarians

Dates: 4/20/2020

This after school meeting provides Dutchess County School Librarians the opportunity to meet their colleagues from area school libraries and exchange information. Come prepared to share and receive ideas! A representative from Scholastic Education will present on Promoting Literacy and Digital Literacy. A light dinner will be served.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Empower students at every stage of the reading continuum.
2. Create a personalized reading path that meets the needs of every student.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Independent learning
2. Independent reading, phonemic awareness, vocabulary acquisition

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.

12. Debate Coaches Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Debate Coaches

Dates: 4/21/2020

This Debate training will be an overview to the Debate program sponsored by Dutchess BOCES and will cover the following topics:

-Best Practices for running a debate
- Methods for teaching beginners
- Maintaining enthusiastic and engaging experience for students
- Recruitment of new debaters
- Review resources for leaders
- and much more...

13. Transition in the IEP - Orange/Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th-12th grade

Dates: 4/22/2020

Meeting Times: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 8:30-11:30

Location: B/C

Participants will:



•Understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated in New York State (NYS) Education Law and Regulations;



•Capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process;



•Develop practices that support appropriately developed individualized education programs (IEPs); and



•Increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in NYS.
Contact Kim Cannon at kimberly.cannon@dcboces.org for questions or concerns.

14. Legal Rights of Transgender and Gender Fluid Students - WHAT EVERY SCHOOL LEADER SHOULD KNOW (AM Session)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Building administrators, Teachers, DASA Coordinators, Pupil Personnel Staff

Dates: 4/22/2020

The rights of transgender and gender fluid students continue to raise questions for school district officials.
This workshop will be a combination of presentation, discussion, hypotheticals and group participation. It will contain updated information and resources on such topics as legal definitions, current status of state and federal law, use of pronouns, student educational and medical records, as well as other issues of concern including use of restrooms and locker rooms, participation in interscholastic sports and field trips and overnights.

Teams of building administrators, teachers, DASA coordinators and pupil personnel staff are encouraged to attend.

This workshop may be attended as a stand-alone session or as part of a full day program that includes the PM working session (register separately).

Lois Gordon is an educator and an attorney with over 30 years of experience. Ms. Gordon brings the perspecitve of teacher, school administrator and attorney to her presentations.

NO COST FOR SCHOOL LEADERS WHO ARE IN DISTRICTS THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (512.030) (Arlington, Beacon, Dover, Pawling, Wappingers, and Webutuck)

15. Creating a School-Wide Action Plan for Addressing the Needs of Transgender and Gender Fluid Students: WHAT EVERY SCHOOL LEADER SHOULD KNOW (PM Session)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Building administrators, Teachers, DASA Coordinators, Pupil Personnel Staff

Dates: 4/22/2020

This workshop session is designed to give teams of school building/district administrators, teachers and pupil personnel staff, the opportunity to create building specific action plans that address both the needs of the building as well as of the student when a student presents as a transgender or gender fluid student.

This workshop may be attended either as a continuation of the morning session (register separately) or as a stand-alone session.

The goal of the workshop is for the building teams to create a pro-active action plan so that their school/district will be prepared to address such transgender specific issues as notice to staff and students, use of pronouns, changes to educational and medical records, use of restrooms and locker rooms and participation in intramural and interscholastic sports.
The facilitator will present a template and then will work with each team to address their individual needs. Each team of educators should expect to leave the workshop with an initial draft of an action plan that can then be vetted by central office administrators, school boards and school district attorneys.

Lois Gordon is an educator and an attorney with over 30 years of experience. Ms. Gordon brings the perspecitve of teacher, school administrator and attorney to her presentations.br/>
NO COST FOR SCHOOL LEADERS WHO ARE IN DISTRICTS THAT ARE MEMBERS OF THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (512.030) (Arlington, Beacon, Dover, Pawling, Wappingers, and Webutuck)

16. Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning with Tony Sinanis NEW DATE

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/27/2020

HACKING LEADERSHIP:10 WAYS GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE LEARNING THAT TEACHERS, STUDENTS & PARENTS LOVE
Dr. Sinanis will identify 10 problems with school leadership and provide right-now solutions for building a rich community while bringing fun back to school. Participants will explore how to amplify individual staff needs while maintaining a collaborative vision; break down the walls between home and school; explore the ways to recruit, hire and induct superstars; create a culture where "Yes" and "Trust" are default; sustain momentum and inspire all stakeholders so we can eradicate the deficit mindset!
We will specifically address the following topics:




•Branding 2.0: How can we continue to grow the ways we tell our school stories to both engage our families and enhance our craft?




•Supercharged HR Protocols: From recruiting to hiring superstar educators who help us enhance our practices.




•Book Love Extravaganza: We will end the day with a celebration of books. Bring your favorite new book with you and get ready to Book Talk with us so we fall in love with the book too!

Dr. Tony Sinanis is the Superintendent of Schools in Hastings-on-Hudson Union Free School District. Previously, Dr. Sinanis served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Plainedge, New York public schools and lead learner, principal, at both Clearstream Avenue School in Valley Stream and Cantiague Elementary School, in Jericho, New York. Cantiague was named a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School and a 2015 Model School. Additionally, Dr. Sinanis received the 2014 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year Award, and the national 2013 Bammy Award for Elementary School Principal of the Year. Mr. Sinanis is the co-author of the book, "Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love".
Finding the Brilliance Series Cost:
$450/person/session, $2600 for 5 seats/sessi

17. Making the NYSSLS Accessible to All Students

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 4/27/2020

The Next Generation Science Standards were built to insure that all students have access to a comprehensive science education. Making connections between the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science & Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts forms the foundation of teaching and learning. Strategies for instructional planning and delivery will be explored that benefit all students, with an emphasis on diversity related to economically disadvantaged, racial & ethnic groups, students with disabilities, ELL's, female students, alternative education students, and gifted & talented students.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

18. Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - "LEARN" / AM Workshop (RBERN) TIME CHANGE: 8:30AM - 11:15AM

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 4/28/2020

A new Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs? That's right! This "rebooted" version of the Toolkit features over 30 never-presented technologies with a particular focus on meeting the needs of ELLs in all content areas. The format remains the same as the "original" toolkit with technologies broken down into communication and translation, accessibility, and interactivity. This morning workshop will focus on learning the technology that can support teachers and students. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to identify the various tech tools to provide targeted support to ELLs.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to utilize the presented tools in a collaborative environment, please ALSO sign up for the PM "Apply" workshop.

19. Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - "APPLY" / PM Workshop (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 4/28/2020

This afternoon "rebooted" session will allow K-12 participants of the AM "Learn" workshop to apply the various technology tools. Please plan on bringing a laptop computer and an Apple or Android device to install apps and experiment with the technology. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to apply and integrate learned technology into their lessons and curriculum to enhance communication and translation, accessibility, interactivity, and engagement. In addition, participants will be able to collaborate with educators from other districts to share technology best practices and ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to sign up for the PM "Apply" session you must attend the AM "Learn" workshop.

20. LOTE Teacher Network: Assessment Reviews - 4th Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 4/29/2020

SESSION 4: April 29, 2020
Assessment Reviews - This session will explore assessments used in New York and across the country, as well as skill-specific assessment options. Participants will create a rubric-aligned, alternative assessment for use in their classroom.

SESSION 1: January 13, 2020 - Creating Games for Learning
SESSION 2: February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
SESSION 3: March 16, 2020 - Making Writing Personal

SPECIAL PRICING: $500 FOR THE SERIES or $150 PER SESSION

21. Educator Lab: High School to College Transition (Online Security and Privacy for Students)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 4/29/2020

This workshop is part of our high school to college transition four part series. Keeping yourself safe online and securing your private data is a matter of practice. In this session participants will learn how information travels on the internet, how to instill the value of privacy in your students, how to update Wikipedia and use it as a learning tool, know what privacy tools are the most important and the most practical, and promote secure internet use. The cost is $95 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2020.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Develop an understanding of how information on the internet is made available to the end user
2. Confidently create strong passwords, logins, and protocols for personal internet security
3. Talk with students about sharing personal data with care
4. Understand basic cyber security concepts
5. Appreciate the need for authentication online

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. How Information Travels on the Internet
2. Security Systems and Encryption
3. Privacy Settings & Security Checklist
4. How to Interact with your IT Department
5. Privacy in our Digital Age

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

22. Health Educators Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 4/29/2020

Health Educators implement skills based learning activities to enhance the health and learning of their students. Throughout the community there are teachers implementing great standards based learning activities and assessments.

This network seeks to facilitate regular meetings to share best practices. We are a network of teachers, teacher leaders and regional health professionals who will meet five times over the course of the school year to focus on standards based, skills driven learning, assessment.

We will engage in professional dialogue with topics such as:

vaping, mental health, skills based learning, standards based assessment, project based learning, and other topics guided by group needs and interest.

Register Separately for each session: October 16, 2019, December 11, 2019, February 19, 2020, April 29, 2020, and June 17, 2020.

23. Promoting Diversity in the School Library (Auditing Book Orders)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Staff

Dates: 4/29/2020

This professional learning network will identify the challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in school libraries around the region. Join the Dutchess County School Library Diversity PLN as we explore approaches to increasing equity in our library programs. Are you interested in collection auditing but would like to start with something smaller? By auditing one book order, you will be able to take all the steps involved in auditing a full collection, but on a manageable scale. Whether or not you have done a formal collection audit, this workshop will provide resources and methods for increasing diversity in your collection.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate methods & strategies that support diversifying their collections
- Identify resources for collection development that support diversity
- Apply basic auditing concepts to assess their ordering practices

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Collection development resources for diversity
- Library collection should reflect our diverse society
- Defining diversity

- March 25, 2020 - Diversity Audits
- May 13, 2020- Promoting the Collection
- June 3, 2020 - Assessing Diverse Titles

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.

24. Integrated Co-Teaching and Tech Tools for Collaboration & Communication

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Co-teachers and administrators

Dates: 4/30/2020

In this full day workshop, participants will learn about tech tools available to help with planning, instruction, communication, assessments, and data collection for integrated co-teaching teams.
Participants will engage in hands-on exploration of multiple tools available to enhance co-planning opportunities as well as time-saving techniques for more effective collaboration and communication.
Participants will have access to laptops or may bring their own devices. It is recommended that participants attend with co-teaching partner(s).
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

25. Insuring Greater Success for Building and District Initiatives

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All School Administrators

Dates: 4/30/2020

Even the best laid plans can go astray. Good planning is not the only foundation on which success is built. In this workshop we will explore the strategies of creating Pre- and Post-mortem protocols that will provide added support toward the success of your projects. We'll also explore additional tools that help can set the groundwork for planning, organizing, and the execution of your school plans.
DISTRICTS MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SEMINAR SERIES COSER 512.030.

26. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 5/4/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 MP

Location: Room 115

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

27. OnDemand PD Mini-Series: Learn how to prepare your 1:1 virtual classroom now and for the 20-21 school year

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: PK-12 teachers and administration

Dates: 5/4/2020

Cable and Prime Time TV are not options for busy professionals in current times. Why can't PD be OnDemand to fit your busy schedule? Engage in self-paced PD on your time frame using our OnDemand PD Series. "Episode" modules vary from one hour or more dependent on topic and rigor.

"Mini-series" are more interactive, self-paced modules all done online on your time! All topics are chosen to help educate, motivate, and stay current on education trends.

In this online mini-series, participants will learn about the 4 C's and how an online digital "classroom" can combine current curriculum and technology tools to engage, enhance, and extend student learning. Participants will complete three modules which explore tech tools and tips for creating a strong and cohesive program in a 1:1 environment. Learn these tips before summer to start preparing and planning all through those summer weeks!

Participants are expected to engage in discussions, create activities, and share amongst members of the group in order to receive credit for the course. Upon registration, participants will receive a welcome message with information on how to attend. Participants will need a personal or school issued Google account to attend.

OnDemand Mini-Series begins on May 4th, 2020. All modules, assignments, and activities are due May 26th, 2020 to receive credit.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

28. US History & Government Scoring Training

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All HS US History & Government Teachers

Dates: 5/4/2020

This workshop is intended for social studies teachers of US History & Government who will be administering and/or scoring the newly developed C3 Framework US History & Government Regents. This will be the first administration of the US History & Government Regents based on the Social Studies C3 Framework. There will be an overlap period of four administrations of both "old" and "new" format assessments during the 2020-21 testing period for teachers who have not yet transitioned their instruction. All US History & Government teachers are encouraged to attend this turnkey training in order to align current and future instruction to the shift in assessment.

29. Biomimicry: Inspiring & Engaging Students While Linking Science, Engineering, ELA & the Arts

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators K-12

Dates: 5/5/2020

Are you looking for a way to inspire the next generation of designers, engineers, artists, planners, public policymakers, and citizens?

Biomimicry is a rapidly growing discipline that offers educators an interdisciplinary platform to connect subjects to one another and to the real world beyond classroom walls. It supports the goals of NYSSLS and STEAM and offers solution-based thinking while inspiring young people with a sense of the possible. It weaves together science, art and technology and offers a compelling model of relevancy because biomimicry will be part of many of the jobs of the future. Biomimicry also provides a plethora of literature for linking ELA to science and the Reading Standards for Literature.

The essential question we will address is "How can learning from nature change our thinking and our world?" The workshop will focus on:


• Principles of Biomimicry


• Biomimicry Case Studies and product application


• The Omega Center for Sustainability (a local biomimicry systems model)


• Function in nature and design


• The Biomimicry Design Process

Participants will also participate in multiple activities that can be replicated in their classroom including a mini Design Challenge. They will be introduced to AskNature and the resources available through the BEN (Biomimicry Educators Network). Time will be set aside for curriculum integration and to talk about the Biomimicry Youth Design Challenge which is open to middle, high and college students.

30. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 4 of 4 - DATE CHANGE: MAY 5!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 5/5/2020

Elementary principals have a lot to offer not only their schools but each other. This network opportunity encourages all elementary building leaders to connect with and learn from each other through regular meetings infused with timely professional learning and pertinent information. Elementary building leaders will meet four times to share best leadership practices, examine strategies, and benefit from the collective intelligence and expertise of their colleagues.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Instructional practices and curriculum
- Conflict management
- Culturally responsive practices
- Leading successful of initiatives
- Professional Conversations

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

Meeting dates: October 8, January 7, March 10, and May 5

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.

31. Dignity for all Students (DASA) 6 Hour Course for Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 5/5/2020

TRAINING IN HARASSMENT, BULLYING, CYBERBULLING, AND DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLS: PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION. REQUIRED DASA TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS.

Be prepared with this timely, expert, interactive training by Isabel Burk, master trainer. Open discussion, reflection, activities, case studies, handouts, resources, and more.
Topics to be covered: Diversity; Multi-Cultural Schools; Effects of Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Discrimination on Student; School Climate; Code of Conduct; Prevention/Intervention; Early Warning Signs; Dignity for All Students Act; Definitions; Reporting Requirements.

IF PAYING BY PERSONAL CHECK MUST BE RECEIVED 2 WEEKS PRIOR (UNLESS PAYING BY CASH), MADE PAYABLE TO DUTCHESS BOCES, 5 BOCES ROAD, POUGHKEEPSIE, NY 12601, ATT: KIP NEWMAN

CERTIFICATE AWARDED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TRAINING DAY.
Huda Essa will share her engaging and thought-provoking learning strategies to assist educators in successfully meeting their diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. She will help participants to understand the impact of unintentional, unconscious bias towards English Language Learners.
This session is interactive, including experiential simulation, group work and will facilitate open dialogue.

HUDA ESSA, Founder and consultant of Culture Links, LLC., has had a positive influence on countless communities through her engaging and thought-provoking learning opportunities. Essa uses her extensive experience as a cultural competency consultant and an English language development specialist to help organizations successfully meet their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Finding the Brilliance Series
Series Cost: $450 per person to attend one session, $2600 for 5 seats per session or $5200 per district for unlimited registration to all of the sessions in the series.

33. Whole School Restorative Justice (RJ) Implementation (Ramapo for Children)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Secondary School Teams

Dates: 5/7/2020 to 5/14/2020

In this introductory training, Whole School Restorative Justice (RJ) Implementation, building leadership teams will be introduced to the goals and strategies for implementation of whole school restorative justice initiatives.

The teams will be introduced to:
- a comprehensive evidence-informed three-tier school wide restorative justice model;
- methods for assessing and addressing needs and systems for tracking progress; and
- best practices for supporting school thought partners (restorative justice action teams) in moving all school community stakeholders (staff, students, parents, school resources officers) through the punitive to restorative paradigm shift.

The workshop will provide:
- tools during the strategic planning process;
- strategies how to establish collaborative and inclusive school teams to guide RJ implementation; and
- methods for identifying school resources that can be applied towards RJ efforts.

Leadership teams will have an opportunity to identify challenges and explore solutions. It is strongly recommended the teams include at least one building and/or district leader.

34. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Advisory Council Meeting

Dates: 5/8/2020

This is a quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council.

35. C.A.I.T. Meeting- May

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 5/8/2020

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools.

36. Live Labs Series: Fractals, Fibonacci, and Flowers - Finding Symmetry in Science

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/11/2020

If you have not yet experienced a Live Lab!, you will want to join us for the 2019-2020 SY. 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 round of professional development series based on experiential learning. We have expanded our year one offering of 10 Live Labs! to 20! 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.

Live Labs! give teachers the opportunity to explore the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry, and to see firsthand how 3-Dimensional science instruction incorporates Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices.

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, and how symmetry supports adaptation in the natural world.

COST: $2000 PER DISTRICT (PAID BY DISTRICT) FOR ALL OF THE LIVE LABS SERIES for members of the School Improvement CoSer. | Come to one or come to all (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 19-20 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.) $2200 PER DISTRICT FOR NON-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.

37. Building Literacy in Social Studies (Grades 6-12)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/12/2020

Based on the text, Building Literacy in Social Studies (Ogle, Klemp & McBride) this workshop provides strategies for motivating students as they read social studies texts and primary source materials. Strategies for organizing information, mastering vocabulary, supporting critical thinking through debate, and understanding point-of-views delivered through multi-media formats will be the foundation for this workshop.

38. Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content and General Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 5/12/2020

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Participants will examine inclusive practices and strategies that promote learners' sociocultural integration. The teaching activities included will help educators leverage students' knowledge and heritage as they engage in the learning process and become members of classroom communities.

39. OPALS Annual User Group Meeting

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Library Automation Coser 541.000 School Librarians and staff

Dates: 5/12/2020

This full 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 from Harry Chan, CEO of Media Flex. Lunch will be served.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL:
1. Receive information regarding important changes to both the OPALS system and OverDrive
2. Have an opportunity to give input to and receive guidance from OPALS CEO, Harry Chan
3. Review Inventory Procedures
4. Discuss integration of using library resources on various platforms

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Upgrades to the OPALS system
2. Inventory Procedures
3. Overdrive/SORA on Chromebooks, Tablets, Mobile Phones
4. Library resource related apps on school devices

40. Data Wise Spring Institute

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 5/13/2020 to 5/14/2020

Making sense of data is critical, but so too is the process for ensuring this data impacts teaching and learning. The Data Wise model provides the tools and protocols to enable you to engage in an effective collaborative process around data. The Data Wise improvement process provides a clear, carefully tested blueprint that educators can use to examine a wide range of data and engage in conversations that drive instructional improvement.

During the Data Wise Spring Institute participants will:

*Learn how to establish a supportive community around data and change

*Create data visualizations

*Discuss data to enhance teaching and learning

*Infuse classroom inter-visitation as a practice

*Explore how the Data Wise improvement process brings coherence to the core work of schools

*Cultivate the habits of mind that improve team effectiveness and foster a supportive culture of improvement

*Practice a series of inquiry protocols

*Create a plan for integrating the Data Wise improvement process into your district, school, and classroom

No Cost for Data CoSer subscribers
$450 per district (team of six people) for Districts not part of the Data CoSer
Each District may send a team of up to 6 people, please contact for more than one team

Participants please bring a laptop.

Lunch will be provided

41. Educator Lab: High School to College Transition (Exclusive Research Tools at the Library)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary Classroom Teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 5/13/2020

This workshop is part of our high school to college transition four part series. In this session participants will learn what college professors expect incoming first-year students to know about research and citations. Gain a better understanding of how to use library databases, catalogs, and lesser-known but vital research tools. The cost is $95 for the 4-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. This series 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 https://senylrc.regfox.com/educator-lab-2020.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Identify the important information contained within a research assignment
2. Utilize strategies for narrowing down broad topics
3. Gain familiarity with productivity tools for managing citations
4. Identify research tools that go beyond internet searches
5. Identify the variety of resources available in a college library
6. Apply what they learned at their school's library

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Developing a Research Question
2. Academic Library Resources
3. High School vs. College Assignments
4. Scavenger Hunt for Library Resources
5. Citation Tools

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

42. Integrated Co-Teaching Network-Elementary Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 5/13/2020

Are you currently working in a Co-teaching team? Please join us to examine evidence based practices that support improved outcomes for students with disabilities. During these meetings we will explore topics such as meaningful access; Specially Designed Instruction; effective planning practices and protocols; developing collaborative working relationships; and much more! This professional learning network will provide an opportunity to explore best practices and share what's working across the county and region.
Meeting dates: November 13, January 8, March 11, and May 13.

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.

43. Promoting Diversity in the School Library (Promoting Your Collection)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Staff

Dates: 5/13/2020

This professional learning network will identify the challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in school libraries around the region. Join the Dutchess County School Library Diversity PLN as we explore approaches to increasing equity in our library programs. Good intentions are not enough! We need to take meaningful action. The library collection audit is only one piece. Collection development is a work in progress, striving to adjust the ordering process and then making sure our patrons know of newly acquired diverse materials.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Explore & expand library collection
- Create displays to showcase diverse titles

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Ordering practices
- Improving visibility of diverse titles

- March 25, 2020 - Diversity Audits
- April 29, 2020 - Auditing a Book Order
- June 3, 2020 - Assessing Diverse Titles

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.

44. eResources Webinar Series: Dive into Summer Reading with TeachingBooks

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-6 Classroom Teachers and Librarians

Dates: 5/14/2020

Join us for a one-hour instructed webinar, highlighting ready to use and custom reading lists. We will share practical examples you can use in your libraries and classrooms to support summer reading programs. TeachingBooks is provided by Dutchess BOCES School Library System funding. Contact your school librarian for the remote username and password.

Topics:
1. Custom Reading Lists
2. Summer Reading

You must participate in all questions and activities to ensure that you receive credit for your participation.

45. Integrated Co-Teaching Network-Secondary Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 5/14/2020

Are you currently working in a Co-teaching team? Please join us to examine evidence based practices that support improved outcomes for students with disabilities. During these meetings we will explore topics such as meaningful access; Specially Designed Instruction; effective planning practices and protocols; developing collaborative working relationships; and much more! This professional learning network will provide an opportunity to explore best practices and share what's working across the county and region. Meeting dates: November 14, January 9, March 12, and May 14.

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. ITSAC Meeting - May 2020

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 5/15/2020

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

Location: 301

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.

47. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 4 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 5/15/2020

All Middle School Principals and Assistant Principal's are invited to join our county-wide Middle School Principal Network. The purpose of this network is to strengthen our communication and collaboration. Building administration can be a challenging experience, especially for principals who may be the only administrator in a building. Principals collaborating and sharing both problems and solutions can be a valuable avenue for providing direction and support. The Dutchess BOCES county-wide Middle School Principals' Meetings are structured to provide a place to discuss, share, learn, and support the important work of building leaders.

As per last year's survey, there will be 4 meetings throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The first meeting will be held at the CTI Dutchess BOCES campus. Subsequent meetings will be hosted at one of your middle schools to give those interested an opportunity to share and showcase your successes!

Sign up for each meeting individually:
November 15, 2019
January 10, 2020
March 27, 2020
May 15, 2020.

48. Analyzing Political Cartoons in Social Studies: Grades 6-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/18/2020

Political cartoons are primary sources that offer entertaining insights into public perceptions and cultural assumptions. This workshop will focus on strategies that help students develop the skills needed to understand and interpret political cartoons. Open to all grade 6-12 teachers. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: locate and analyze political cartoons; integrate political cartoons into the social studies inquiry process.
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. NYS Diploma & Credential Options for Students with Disabilities - Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: 6th - 12th grade

Dates: 5/19/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 8:30-11:30

Location: Room 137

Participants will learn about;
• the meaning of self-determination
• credit requirements for graduation
• multiple pathways to Regents diploma
• appeal eligibility criteria
• safety nets for students with disabilities
• exiting credentials

50. Creative Coding - Get More from Your Library Website

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 5/19/2020

The goal of this full-day workshop is to provide school librarians with hands-on training in managing and customizing their websites and online resources. We all know that libraries require a compelling virtual presence to provide key access to resources and collections, and that we utilize a variety of platforms like Google Sites, WordPress, Weebly, Wix and LibGuides to promote our services, but the main challenge is customizing that content to meet our specific needs. This includes branding, modifying the look and style of these resources and being able to adapt code (including widgets) to embed content. Through learning and applying basic HTML and CSS code, the participants in this workshop will be better able to customize online content and increase usability and access to resources. As part of this workshop, we will look at accessibility issues and cover guidelines for creating a more accessible website. During the afternoon session, participants will be given time to apply their new knowledge under the guidance of the workshop instructor. The goal is that by the end of the day, each librarian will not only have added to their skill set, but will have started modifying or creating web pages for their respective libraries. "Creative Coding" provides a unique librarian-centered approach to coding that school librarians can start applying immediately!

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
1. Use basic HTML and CSS code
2. Customize online content
3. Increase usability and access to library resources
4. Modify or create web pages for their respective libraries

TOPICS INCLUDE:
1. Google Sites, Wordpress, Weebly, Wix, & LibGuides
2. Basic HTML and CCS Code
3. Accessibility issues and guidelines

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.
We have all been a part of numerous innovations, all with merit. Are we spending time and resources in launching the innovation, but abandoning it when it really needs our help? Learn how to: orchestrate change over the long term and identify how needs change over time; build in professional learning and leadership strategies so innovations last and are institutionalized into the systems; practice ways to create the trust and the culture necessary to sustain lasting motivation and deep implementation of practices that lead to student growth.

Finding the Brilliance Series Cost:
$450 per person to attend one session, $2,600 for 5 seats per session or $5200 per district for unlimited registration to all of the sessions in the series

52. Innovative and Interactive Technology Applications Supporting the NYSSLS

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 5/20/2020

The NYSSLS support student development as they learn to think like scientists and solve problems like engineers. With the incorporation of the Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science (ETS) standards, students are expected to use both science knowledge and technology to solve real world problems. Participants will explore a variety of innovative and interactive technology tools & applications that support student learning.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

53. HSPN: High School Principals' Network-Meeting 5 of 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 5/27/2020

Being a high school principal can be an isolated position. Even though other capable administrators, teachers, and staff are part of the team, the sole authority is on you to lead your building. There is often a need to converse with other principals who have similar experiences in terms of student behavior, curriculum and assessment practices, new NYSED initiatives, etc. These five facilitated meetings will provide that forum for sharing challenges, successes, solutions, and best practices and provide opportunities to collaborate with colleagues to build professional growth and camaraderie. Topics for learning and discussion may include; the "new" standards, revisions to ESSA, social and emotional learning, school safety, special education, graduation requirements, digital devices, social media, bullying, and specific topics of interest generated by the group. Join us to discuss these topics and others in a welcoming and supportive environment. Sign up on MLP for each meeting individually. All meetings are from 8:30 to 10:30 am at CTI Room 10. Participants will be able to *Determine topics of specific interest* *Discuss areas of success and challenge* *Build professional growth* *Collaborate with colleagues* Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

54. Transformative Classroom Learning - Youth Conference

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 5/27/2020

This event will showcase the Advanced Work with Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Critical Inquiry Projects work Dr. Hunter has reviewed during the 2019 - 2020 school year. Teachers and students will share their lessons, student work, and their personal experiences. Building and district leaders are encouraged to join us for this celebration.

55. Meeting Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Conflict Cycle and De-escalation Strategies

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Support Staff-teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides

Dates: 5/28/2020

This ½ day workshop will briefly explore the conflict cycle, the Stress Model of Crisis and classroom-applicable de-escalation strategies.
Participants will view examples of the conflict cycle and identify which event/behavior corresponds to the correct stage in the cycle. In order to further understand the conflict cycle, participants will be delving into the Stress Model of Crisis. As a result, participants will be able to identify and explain the different stages. Lastly, participants will learn different de-escalation strategies that they can utilize in their classrooms to de-escalate an anxious student.
Note: This workshop is appropriate for classroom teachers, as well as support staff; including teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides.
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.

56. Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Approach for Students with Special Needs

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Support Staff-teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides

Dates: 5/28/2020

This ½ day workshop will focus on the concept of Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift about how we think about students with disabilities considering their abilities and strengths, rather than their disabilities and deficits. <> We will look specifically at the abilities and strengths of students with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and consider strength-based strategies for these students. <> We will also explore the seven basic components of "positive niche construction" for differentiating instruction for students with special needs.<> Finally, we will look at a tool, the "Neurodiversity Strengths Checklist" and consider ways that we can apply this checklist to the work with our students.<> Note: This workshop is appropriate for classroom teachers, as well as support staff; including teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides. <> Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. <>

57. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 6/1/2020

Meeting Times: 4:00 PM - 6:00 MP

Location: Room 115

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

58. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/2/2020 to 6/15/2020

Meeting Times: Tuesday 6/2/20, Wednesday 6/3/20, Monday 6/8/20, Tuesday 6/9/20 from 8:30 - 3:30 & Monday 6/15/20 from 8:15 - 11:15

Location: TLC

5 Day Series: 6/2/20, 6/3/20, 6/8/20, 6/9/20, 6/15/20
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.

59. Helping Students to Think and Speak Like Scientists - Mastering Vocabulary Acquisition in the Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 6/3/2020

Strong vocabulary skills support both student reading comprehension and communication skills in science. These skills include an understanding of Tier 3 vocabulary (academic vocabulary), root words (etymology), as well as identification of prefix and suffix word associations. We will investigate several strategies for supporting student mastery of science vocabulary in reading, speaking, and writing.
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.

60. Promoting Diversity in the School Library (Assessing Diverse Titles)

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians and Staff

Dates: 6/3/2020

This professional learning network will identify the challenges related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in school libraries around the region. Join the Dutchess County School Library Diversity PLN as we explore approaches to increasing equity in our library programs. As we develop diverse collections, it's important to examine old favorites and assess new additions to understand the messages they send. We'll join together to discuss several readings and to analyze some of the books we find on our shelves and share with our students.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Identify common stereotypes and tropes
- Define #ownvoices

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Collection development
- Curation
- The children's book canon

- March 25, 2020 - Diversity Audits
- April 29, 2020 - Auditing a Book Order
- May 13, 2020 - Promoting the Collection

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.

61. Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Approach for Students with Special Needs

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Support Staff-teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides

Dates: 6/9/2020

This ½ day workshop will focus on the concept of Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift about how we think about students with disabilities considering their abilities and strengths, rather than their disabilities and deficits. <> We will look specifically at the abilities and strengths of students with Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and consider strength-based strategies for these students. <> We will also explore the seven basic components of "positive niche construction" for differentiating instruction for students with special needs.<> Finally, we will look at a tool, the "Neurodiversity Strengths Checklist" and consider ways that we can apply this checklist to the work with our students.<> Note: This workshop is appropriate for classroom teachers, as well as support staff; including teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides. <> Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. <>

62. Meeting Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Conflict Cycle and De-escalation Strategies

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers, Support Staff-teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides

Dates: 6/10/2020

This ½ day workshop will briefly explore the conflict cycle, the Stress Model of Crisis and classroom-applicable de-escalation strategies.
Participants will view examples of the conflict cycle and identify which event/behavior corresponds to the correct stage in the cycle. In order to further understand the conflict cycle, participants will be delving into the Stress Model of Crisis. As a result, participants will be able to identify and explain the different stages. Lastly, participants will learn different de-escalation strategies that they can utilize in their classrooms to de-escalate an anxious student.
Note: This workshop is appropriate for classroom teachers, as well as support staff; including teaching assistants and 1 to 1 aides.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

63. Music Collegiate Circle

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Music teacher leaders and Music chairs

Dates: 6/11/2020

This session will enable music teacher leaders and chairs to come together to discuss positives as well as issues that are going on in their district.
Leaders will join together to share ideas, brainstorm solutions, as well as work together to create professional development music opportunities for their music teachers within their district.

64. C.A.I.T. Meeting- June

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 6/12/2020

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (C.A.I.T.) Council meets monthly to discuss district technology planning and implementation in order to support curriculum and instructional practices to improve student learning. C.A.I.T members, including Directors of Technology, Technology Integration Specialists, and/or participants designated to attend by district leadership, discuss staff development initiatives including best practices and uses of instructional technology. The council will explore successful initiatives from a variety of sources in order to work together to best assess the effectiveness of technology on teaching and learning within our county, districts and schools.

65. CPSE Chairperson Module - Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 6/15/2020

Meeting Times: Monday 6/15/20 - 12:00-3:00

Location: TLC

*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.

66. Health Educators Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 6/17/2020

Health Educators implement skills based learning activities to enhance the health and learning of their students. Throughout the community there are teachers implementing great standards based learning activities and assessments.

This network seeks to facilitate regular meetings to share best practices. We are a network of teachers, teacher leaders and regional health professionals who will meet five times over the course of the school year to focus on standards based, skills driven learning, assessment.

We will engage in professional dialogue with topics such as:

vaping, mental health, skills based learning, standards based assessment, project based learning, and other topics guided by group needs and interest.

Register Separately for each session: October 16, 2019, December 11, 2019, February 19, 2020, April 29, 2020, and June 17, 2020.

67. ITSAC Meeting - June 2020

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 6/19/2020

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

Location: 301

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.

68. Adaptive Schools Seminar

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District and Building Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 6/29/2020 to 7/14/2020

The Adaptive Schools Seminars present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society.

The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups. It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement. Adaptive Schools is the "how" of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching, and learning.

In this four-day Adaptive Schools Seminar, participants will develop:
An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
Ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

Cost: $425pp will be billed in June 2020, $425 will be billed in July 2020.

69. CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training - Orange-Ulster BOCES

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: Admin Conf, Room

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.

70. CPSE Chairperson Module - Orange-Ulster BOCES

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 8/13/2020

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

Location: Admin Conf. Room

*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.