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1. Teaching Reading to ELLs: What's Different (AM Session) - RBERN | WORKSHOP BEGINS AT 8AM.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants and Speech or Reading providers who support ELLs in elementary classrooms

Dates: 11/26/2019

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Instruction in the 5 pillars of reading is necessary - but not sufficient - for developing literacy in English language learners.

In this workshop, participants will examine: - An overview of second language acquisition - What is different about teaching the key components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) to ELLs - Strategies for before, during and after reading supports - How to create opportunities to develop oral language - Cross-linguistic relationships in second-language learners and the sociocultural contexts for literacy development

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 11/26/2019

Lead Evaluator Training
Recertification
for PRINCIPAL Evaluators
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In this half-day workshop, participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2019-20 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. ***LUNCH SERVED TO THOSE WHO STAY FOR THE MORNING LET FOR TEACHER RECERT AND THE AFTERNOON PRINCIPAL RECERT.***

3. Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs in Grades 3-12 (PM Session) - RBERN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants and Speech or Reading providers who support ELLs in elementary classrooms

Dates: 11/26/2019

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To effectively develop vocabulary and academic language, research identifies a combination of direct and indirect instructional practices that support English Language Learners across content areas. Students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction as part of routines that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

In this workshop, participants will examine: - Why vocabulary development is critical to student success - How to identify the academic vocabulary needed for success in the subject area - Criteria for selecting key words from the content for direct instruction - How to plan a vocabulary lesson for explicit direct instruction - Instructional routines to teach word learning strategies (context clues, morphology, dictionary use and cognate awareness)

4. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 12/2/2019

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

5. Writing Is Thinking (WIT) 101-Sentences to Parallel Revision - 3-DAY SERIES - at Hyde Park Elementary School, Hyde Park, NY for DUTCHESS BOCES

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content Teachers of ELLs, ENL Co-Teaching Teams of all grade levels, Teaching Assistants and BOCES PD Trainers

Dates: 12/4/2019 to 12/17/2019

This workshop introduces participants to the sentence level strategies that form the heart of the WIT approach and that develop clear, complex writing simultaneously with language, content, vocabulary, reading comprehension and thinking. Strategies include sorts, scrambles, conjunctions, expansion, appositives, combining and parallel revision. Parallel revision is a strategy to secure that strategies learned within teacher-provided scaffolds transfer to students' independent writing. Participants will experience parallel revision tasks.

If you have any questions please contact rbern@swboces.org

SNOWDATE:DECEMBER 18, 2019

6. Building Your Google Toolkit Series: Be Internet Awesome

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators and administrators

Dates: 12/9/2019

Children are still learning how to navigate the vast wold wide web.
Google hosts a wonderful opportunity: "To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence."
Google's program focuses on:
* Share with Care
* Don't Fall for Fake
* Secure Your Secrets
* It's Cool to be Kind
* When in Doubt, Talk it Out
Fore more information visit: https://beinternetawesome.withgoogle.com/en_us
Participants will not need a Google account to participate.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

7. Strengthening Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)-It All Starts With You!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All educators and school leaders

Dates: 12/10/2019

According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning or CASEL, "in order to promote students' social and emotional competence, it's important for schools to simultaneously foster a supportive staff environment that cultivates the social and emotional competence and capacity of the adults in the building."
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a foundational overview that will build common knowledge and vocabulary about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and the five competencies. In particular, this workshop will examine each of the competencies, the challenges associated with the competency, and reflection opportunities for participants to understand their own SEL competency strengths and growth areas.
In addition, as participants learn about personal strategies for SEL competency, reflection and planning time will be provided to explore and deepen thinking about how some of the SEL strategies/practices presented may be integrated into classroom, building, and district cultures.
Participants will be provided with the latest information and resources about SEL. In addition, there will be opportunities to network with other participants regarding implementation of SEL practices across the region.
Please note 9:30 a.m. start time.


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. Visible Learning in Elementary Mathematics

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K - 5 teachers of mathematics

Dates: 12/10/2019 to 1/9/2020

John Hattie's meta-analyses have helped to identify what does and doesn't impact student learning. The right strategies employed at the right time in a student's learning process can make all the difference. Discover how to make learning visible in mathematics.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
-Exploring what impacts learning
-Understanding surface, deep, and transfer learning
-Improving teacher clarity to make learning visible
-Exploring mathematical tasks and talk that guide learning
-Tasks and talk that work with surface and deep mathematical learning and promote transfer of learning
-Assessment, feedback, and differentiation in mathematics

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
-Identify factors impacting student learning
-Recognize the levels of learning
-Employ learning intentions and success criteria to improve teacher clarity
-Define mathematical tasks and talk that guide learning
-Identify tasks and strategies that support each level of learning
-Define effective means of assessing students, providing feedback, and differentiating instruction

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

This workshop must have a minimum of 5 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. Participants will be notified in the event of schedule changes via My Learning Plan account. For workshop questions contact: Audrey Wood (845) 486-4840 ext. 4533 audrey.wood@dcboces.org For registration questions contact: Celia White (845) 486-4840 ext. 4612 celia.white@dcboces.org

9. Promoting Positive School Culture and Climate - Session 3 - Enroll in one or all 3 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: School and District Leadership

Dates: 12/10/2019

THIRD SESSION:
December 10, 2019 - PROTOCOLS FOR ADAPTING TO INDIVIDUAL NEEDS
This session will introduce Ramapo's Behavior Identification and Planning Tool (BIPT) in order to identify specific and targeted strategies that address challenging behaviors by building on strengths, identifying achievable, behavioral goals and anticipating problems.

Participants will:Explore the values and expectations of a healthy school and classroom community; learn strategies for engaging student voice in establishing classroom culture; learn strategies that engage community stakeholders in resolving conflict in ways that restore relationships; learn a specific line of inquiry that identifies harm, accountability, and support for those who have been harmed

SESSION 1: October 24, 2019 - A Toolbox for Social Emotional Learning
SESSION 2:November 14, 2019 - Introduction of Restorative Practices

SPECIAL PRICING
$500 When you attend all three sessions.

10. Live Labs Series: I Change My Mind! How Biology, Environment, and Food Influence Thinking

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/11/2019

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.

Our thoughts are electro-chemical reactions in our brain, but like any reaction, the environment may have an effect on those reactions. Environmental toxicants from industry, air pollution, and the types of food we eat all affect our health - including our thinking! In this Live Lab, we'll explore the interaction of biology and environment as we investigate how they affect our ability to think.

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.) $3000 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.

11. Health Educators Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 12/11/2019

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.

12. CPSE Chairperson Module - Dutchess BOCES

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Dates: 12/12/2019

Meeting Times: 9:00-12:00 - Thursday, 12/12/19

Location: SPC 137

*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

13. SCRATCH Creative Computing for Middle School Educators

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School Educators

Dates: 12/12/2019 to 1/9/2020

Mouse designs computer science and STEM curriculum for the Mounse Create online learning platform. Mouse trains educators in K-12 computer science and STEM courses. The program models accelerate positive youth development outcomes, build practical expertise, and help educators learn alongside their students.

DAY 1
Covers Units 0 and 1 of a six unit course of that allows students to create animations, stories, and games with Scratch, a visual block-based programming language and tool created at MIT. Teachers will utilize the Creative Computing curriculum from Harvard to cultivate students' computational thinking and creativity. With Scratch, people can create a wide variety of interactive media projects and share those projects with others in an online community. The Creative Computing Guide is a collection of ideas, strategies, and activities for an introductory creative computing experience using the Scratch programming language. This workshop is designed to support familiarity and increasing fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking through introductory Scratch programming projects focused on interactivity.
DAY 2
Covers Unit 2 of a six unit course of that allows students to create animations, stories, and games with Scratch, a visual block-based programming language and tool created at MIT. Teachers will utilize the Creative Computing curriculum from Harvard to further advance students' computational thinking and creativity. This workshop is designed to support increasing fluency with computational creativity and computational thinking through introductory Scratch programming projects focused on animation.

14. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Advisory Council Members

Dates: 12/13/2019

This is a quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Meeting. SNOW DATE IS DECEMBER 16, 2019

15. C.A.I.T. Meeting- December

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 12/13/2019

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.

16. Live Labs Series: Light Up Your World!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/18/2019

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.

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

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 1819 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.) $3000 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.

17. ITSAC Meeting - December 2019

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 12/20/2019

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.

18. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 1/6/2020

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

19. Live Labs Series: NYSSLS Crosscutting Concepts - Key to Building Vertical Articulation in Scientific Thinking!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers

Dates: 1/6/2020

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If you have not yet experienced a Live Lab!, you will want to join us for the 2019-2020 SY. 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.

The Crosscutting Concepts that form part of 3-Dimensional learning through the NYSSLS have a critical role in linking knowledge of all science domains into a cohesive understanding. The concepts include: patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change. We'll explore the horizontal and vertical articulation of these concepts as students move through grades K-12. Hands-on activities will provide authentic opportunities for identification of concepts as they surface during science investigations.

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.)$3000 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.

20. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 2 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 1/7/2020

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 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.

21. Developing Science Literacy in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2020

Grades K-5 Teachers: Literacy skills are foundational for building knowledge in science. The integration of science and ELA instruction strengthens the skills students need to be good scientific thinkers: making sense of non-fictional text; summarizing information; using appropriate vocabulary; writing scientific explanations based on evidence; and paraphrasing information in a precise and succinct manner. In this workshop, we will explore a number of grade-level appropriate science texts that are 3-Dimensionally aligned. Participants will have the opportunity to develop investigations and activities that will support learning through literature.
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.

22. Guided Reading Instruction for ELLs: Assessment Design and Delivery (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content & General Education Teachers, TA's, Building and District Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 1/8/2020

In this workshop, participants will discuss how Guided Reading instruction relates to the specific needs of ELLs. Participants will explore traditional guided reading practices and how they can be differentiated for ELLs with developing language proficiency. Participants will also learn how reading assessments might look different for ELL students, and which appropriate assessment modifications can be made when assessing ELLs reading levels. Participants will work with a guided reading lesson designed for ELL/MLL students and learn strategies they can immediately implement in their classrooms.

23. Integrated Co-Teaching Network-Elementary Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 1/8/2020

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.
Sign up for one or all four- discount for enrollment in all four sessions.
SPECIAL PRICING: $250 FOR THE SERIES or $75 PER SESSION



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. K-12 Literacy Network, Meeting 3 of 5

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 1/8/2020

Teachers of ELA at all levels are filled with great knowledge, teaching strategies, management techniques, and new ideas. Every day, they bring these to their classrooms and our children benefit. This network continues to provide literacy educators with regular meetings to learn professionally and network with colleagues to share best practices. We are a network of classroom teachers, teacher leaders, reading teachers, and instructional coaches who will meet five times over the course of the school year to focus on best practices in literacy, stay current, and engage in professional dialogue around a variety of topics.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Best instructional practices by age and stage
- Responding to struggling learners in the classroom and out (RtI) - Authentic assessment and data-informed instruction
- Integrating/collaborating with other subject areas
- Other topics guided by group need and interest

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in literacy and identify strategies to support struggling learners
- Develop and/or utilize authentic assessment tools and interpret assessment information to inform instruction
- Define ways to support content area learning for more meaningful instruction

Meeting dates: September 24, November 21, January 8, March 18, and May 28.

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.

25. Integrated Co-Teaching Network-Secondary Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 1/9/2020

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.

26. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 2 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 1/10/2020

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.

27. C.A.I.T. Meeting- January

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 1/10/2020

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.

28. LOTE Teacher Network: Creating Games for Learning - 1st Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 1/13/2020

SESSION 1: January 13, 2020
Creating Games for Learning - Students learn by doing! This session will focus on the creation of games that reinforce speaking, reading, and writing in the foreign language classroom.

SESSION 2:February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
SESSION 3: March 16, 2020 - Making Writing Personal
SESSION 4: April 20, 2020 - Assessment Reviews

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

29. Live Labs Series: From Microbes to Molecules to Biological Systems - Small Things Matter!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2020

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.

The Tree of Life defines the relationship between all living things. But how are we connected to microbes? Beginning with an exploration of the unseen world, we'll discover the many types of microbes and learn how they can be helpful - or harmful. We'll investigate the many ways that microbes interact with animals and plants, and find out what happens when a microbiome is disturbed. We'll explore the movement of energy as it moves from one life form to another.

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.) $3000 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.

30. Music Collegiate Circle

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Music teacher leaders and Music chairs

Dates: 1/16/2020

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.

31. ITSAC Meeting - January 2020

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 1/17/2020

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

Location: 136

New
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.

32. Live Labs Series: Building Bridges - Finding the Engineer Within!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/28/2020

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.

The world of the Engineer exists to solve problems. Students' need every opportunity to problem solve through the construction of models. This Live Lab will explore the design principles of bridge construction while tending to constraints of materials, space, and money. Teachers will engage in calculating and building bridges that can safely transport loads of specified weights, while tending to aesthetics and environmental restrictions.

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.) $3000 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.

33. Pre-Referral Considerations for ELLs - RBERN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Classroom Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants and Speech or Reading providers who support ELLs in elementary classrooms

Dates: 1/28/2020

A challenge faced by educators when teaching English Language Learners is knowing whether a student's academic struggle is due to the typical process of acquiring a new language or to something more intrinsic, such as a disability. When learning a new language, individuals might display certain behaviors that can be mistaken for a disability because of their similar characteristics and educators must exercise caution when making decisions about referrals for special education. This workshop will invite participants to examine the behaviors associated with new language acquisition as well as clinical markers of a disability. We will identify factors that must be considered prior to referring an ELL student for an evaluation. Educators will engage in case study discussions to consider how languages, culture, social-emotional dynamics and academics interact and impact student achievement.

34. Universal Design for Language Learners - RBERN

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All Classroom and Content Area Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants and Speech or Reading Providers who support ELLs

Dates: 1/28/2020

Educators face a unique challenge when students are culturally, linguistically and academically diverse and yet, they are expected to meet common standards. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a scientifically valid framework based on cognitive neuroscience that suggests variability within the learner is predictable and can be systematically addressed. UDL provides us with the guidelines to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all by planning instruction from the beginning that is culturally responsive and linguistically appropriate by being flexible, engaging, validating, strategic and motivating. When applied to English language learners, we can predict and create the access points students will need to succeed with a "one size fits all" curriculum and standards.

In this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Examine the Universal Design for Learning framework to see how it applies to teaching culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
- Identify the potential barriers, preferences and supports for multi-lingual learners within the content areas.
- Design instruction that takes into consideration learner variability and anticipate student needs.
- Utilize the principles of UDL to develop students that are purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, strategic and goal oriented learners.
- Analyze illustrations (case studies, lesson plans and classroom examples) of UDL in action for language learners and all students.

Registration/Sign-in: 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm - Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

35. Evaluating Science Teachers through the NYSSLS Lens

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teacher Lead Evaluators

Dates: 1/29/2020

For Teacher Lead Evaluators: The transition to the NYSSLS requires major shifts in curriculum and how it is taught. Incorporation of 3-Dimensional (3-D) teaching and learning is at the heart of this shift. Evaluators must see evidence that the new science standards are being taught through the lens of the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts. In order to support administrators as they look for these shifts in classrooms, this workshop will begin with setting a foundational understanding of what constitutes 3-D teaching & learning. We will then engage in a simulation of what a 3-D science classroom look like in action through participation as "students' learning and experimenting. Finally, we will practice evaluating observable activities for indications of alignment to 3-dimensional science instruction.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

36. HSPN: High School Principals' Network-Meeting 3 of 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 1/30/2020

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.

37. Supporting Geographic Reasoning in Social Studies: Grades K-12

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/31/2020

New
The development of geographic reasoning in social studies helps students understand the relationship between geography and historical events. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to develop students' geographical reasoning through lesson and unit plan development. Connections between cultural, economic and physical-environmental characteristics will be explored, and how these ultimately affect the history of civilizations. This workshop section is open to all K-12 teachers. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: locate primary source map materials and develop social studies inquiries using maps to support the development of geographic reasoning.

38. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 2/3/2020

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

39. Live Labs Series: Big Events and Slow processes: How Environmental Changes Affect Human Lives

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2020

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.

The Earth is in a constant state of change. Some changes are big and abrupt, while others are slow processes that take thousands of years. How do these changes affect the plants and animals that depend on a stable environment for survival? This Live Lab will investigate the Earth's systems and explore how these changes affect our lives.

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´┐½½½½½ (unlimited district participation in all of the Live Labs during the 19-20 school year for members of the school improvement CoSer.) $3000 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.

40. Transformative Classroom Learning: Pedagogical Practices to Inspire, Engage, and Empower P-12 Learners | COHORT 2

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: P-12 Educators

Dates: 2/5/2020 to 5/27/2020

DESIGNED FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS
Session 1:Introduction to Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Critical Inquiry Projects (2/5/20)

Attendees learn foundational principles of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and other asset-based pedagogies and the ways instructional frameworks can be used to enhance/Support teacher instructional practices and student learning outcomes.Emphasis is placed on ways teachers can effectively incorporate these frameworks into the everyday curriculum.Sample questions are: What are the features of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy?How do I develop Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as part of my instructional practice? How can I incorporate Culturally Relevant Pedagogy as part of my current curriculum? How does Culturally Relevant Pedagogy enhance and support student learning?

Session 2: Design & Development of Critical Inquiry Projects (3/3/20)

Attendees revisit the design and development of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy into everyday curriculum. Emphasis is placed on in-depth discussions, applications, and planning that incorporate the principles of these Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and other asset-based pedagogical frameworks within the curriculum. Sample questions: How do I ensure alignment between asset-based pedagogical approaches and my classroom teaching and learning? What resources are available to me to support this approach?What are the strengths of my learners, and how can I draw from those strengths?What Critical Inquiry Project would be worth my students pursuing? How will I assess student learning through this framework?

Participants receive online support as they work towards implementing and completing their Critical Inquiry Projects. Including on-going feedback on the development and application of the Critical Inquiry Projects, as well as discussions on navigating challenges teachers face during the implementation process.

Youth Conference (5/27/20)
The youth conference event will captures our collective work completed during the year.

41. Transformative Classroom Learning | FOR RETURNING PARTICIPANTS ONLY

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 2/6/2020

THIS SESSION IS DESIGNED FOR PARTICIPANTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SESSIONS HELD DURING THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR.

Advanced Work with Culturally Relevant Pedagogy & Critical Inquiry Projects

Attendees learn additional strategies and techniques that enrich the ongoing design and development of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and other asset-based pedagogies, and their application in the classroom. Emphasis is placed on deepening the designing of learning units that will be shared by students at our 2020 Youth Conference. Sample questions guiding this session are: What potentially will be the Critical Inquiry Project my students will be pursing? What available community resources can my students access? What are some potential challenges I may encounter? What additional support do I need for this project to be successful?

42. SLS Book Study - "The Book in Question: Why and How Reading is in Crisis" by Carol Jago (New Date)

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2020

This live video session meets for 1.5 hours. Let's discuss bringing reading back to our students as a pleasure activity and not a chore. "Without easy access to a wide range of appetizing books, students have difficulty making reading the one habit they never wish to break." Participants will read the book "The Book in Question: Why and How Reading is in Crisis" by Carol Jago BEFORE attending the session. We will use ZOOM video conferencing to meet.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO HELP STUDENTS TO:
- Begin to think of themselves as readers
- Choose books for themselves purposefully-for pleasure and for a challenge

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Creating a culture of reading

This Zoom video session is co-sponsored by Dutchess and Sullivan School Library Systems. A web camera capable of video web conferencing is required.

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.

43. A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males - NOVEMBER 15 SESSION CANCELLED

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 2/7/2020

Engage in an overview of the research and accompanying practices needed to engage African American students in school-based literacy practices.

Dr. Johnson will take educators on a journey through his book, A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males. He will give an overview of the research and accompanying practices needed to engage African American students in school-based literacy practices and provide context around the schooling experience for students and the impact on their school-based inquiry engagement.

President of The American Literacy Society and author of "A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males", has engaged with educators in his work to help develop effective literacy practices for African American male students. His vision is to assist school systems help each one of their students reach their personal academic goals.

44. LOTE Teacher Network: Language Learning Through Project Based Learning - 2nd Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 2/10/2020

SESSION 2: February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
Fluency in speaking and writing can be enhanced when students learn through PBL. This session focuses on theme-based, authentic learning while developing classroom products or performances.

SESSION 1:January 13, 2020 - Creating Games for Learning
SESSION 3: March 16, 2020 - Making Writing Personal
SESSION 4: April 20, 2020 - Assessment Reviews

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

45. Live Labs Series: Data Collection, Visualization & Analysis in the Science Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2020

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 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.

Learning science requires multilayered thinking that relies on the quality of inquiry, data collection, analysis, and strong communication skills. Using a set of phenomena-based investigations, participants will explore a variety of data collection methods and analysis tools that can easily be introduced to students.

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.) $3000 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.

46. Live Labs Series: Energy Transformation - It's All Connected!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grade K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/19/2020

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.

The old adage, "We are all one", holds true in the world of science! This Live Lab will explore the interconnectedness of energy as it moves from the natural world to the human-centered world. Using a game-like format, we will explore the many forms of energy and follow its transformation as energy moves across space and time. Teachers will learn about classroom technologies that can be applied to help students visualize the interconnection of energy, humans, and life itself.

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.) $3000 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.

47. Health Educators Network

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Regional Health Professionals

Dates: 2/19/2020

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.

48. C.A.I.T. Meeting- February

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 2/21/2020

The Curriculum Assessment and Instructional Technology (CAIT) 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.

49. Enduring Issues - Getting to the Heart of the Matter (Grades 6-12)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/24/2020

Enduring issues such as conflict, cooperation, human rights violations, and power are just a few of the challenges and problems faced by societies across time. In order for students to think like social scientist, it is important that they can identify enduring issues through interactions with primary and secondary source materials. This workshop focuses on developing clear and succinct writing skills in preparation for the challenge of the Enduring Issue Essay on the NYS Global Regents exam.
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

50. Next Generation Instruction and ELLs/MLLs: Advanced Literacy in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: ENL Teachers, Coordinators, Content Teachers and Teaching Assistants who utilize NYSESLAT Data, School and District Administrators

Dates: 2/25/2020

What is Advanced Literacy, and how does it relate to ELL/MLL learner success? In this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into the Advanced Literacy Briefs on Linguistically Diverse Learners and the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards, provided to NYS by Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD & Emily Phillips Galloway, Ed.D. This workshop will define and explore the skills and competencies that enable the achievement of linguistically diverse students in literacy while allowing participants to evaluate current structures for the existence of Advanced Literacy Hallmarks, using a tool developed to gauge effectiveness of Curriculum, Materials and Instruction.

*NOTE: In an effort to move toward environmental consciousness, please be aware that this is a PAPERLESS workshop. In order to access the presentation materials, participants should bring a device of their choosing (i.e. laptop, tablet, Chromebook). If this is an issue for you, please contact us at rbern@swboces.org so we can make accommodations.

51. Live Labs Series: Polymers - Exploring the Structure of Nature

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/26/2020

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.

Polymers can be found throughout the natural world. This workshop will give teachers the opportunity to produce a polymer that acts as a bouncy ball! We'll examine the properties of the materials used to produce polymers, and examine how these properties change through the process of polymerization. Working with chemical and physical properties of polymers, teachers will extend this knowledge to other materials in the natural world. K-12

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.) $3000 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.

52. ITSAC Meeting - February 2020

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 2/28/2020

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

Location: 136

New
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.

53. HV TOD ROUNDTABLE

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Dates: 3/2/2020

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

54. Live Labs Series: Exploring Water - Urban and Rural Water Recycling

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2020

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.

Water is our most precious commodity, supporting all of life on planet Earth. We'll investigate the "life cycle" of water after it reaches urban and rural communities, tracing its path from snow melt and rainfall to your faucet. Participants will build water purification systems and test their effectiveness for producing potable water. We'll explore systems for water recycling used around the globe and engineer our own system for the conservation of water.

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.) $3000 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.
HACKING LEADERSHIP: 10 WAYS GREAT LEADERS INSPIRE LEARNING THAT TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS LOVE

Mr. 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!

TONY SINANIS, a Lead Learner at #WeArePlainedge for Learning and Teaching; former Lead Learner at Cantiague Elementary, and an award winning Elementary School Principal. 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 per person to attend one session, $2600 for 5 seats per session or $5200 per district for unlimited registration to all sessions in the series.

56. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 3 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 3/10/2020

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 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.

57. Integrated Co-Teaching Network-Elementary Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 3/11/2020

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.

58. Live Labs Series: Gravity, Galaxies, and Stars Galore - Understanding the Universe We Live In!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers

Dates: 3/12/2020

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.

What is Earth's place in the universe? Scientists have confirmed that the universe is expanding, yet the planetary cycles remain consistent as they rotate around the sun in the Milky Way Galaxy. In this Live Lab, we'll study the motions of the planets and moons in our galaxy, with an eye toward trying to understand the Earth's place in the ever-expanding universe.

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.) $3000 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.

59. Integrated Co-Teaching Network-Secondary Teams

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Co-teaching Teams

Dates: 3/12/2020

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.

60. C.A.I.T. Meeting- March

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Technology Directors, Technology Integration Specialists

Dates: 3/13/2020

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.

61. LOTE Teacher Network: Making Writing Personal - 3rd Session - Enroll in one or all 4 sessions.

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers of Foreign Language

Dates: 3/16/2020

SESSION 3: March 16, 2020
Making Writing Personal - Session 3 will focus on strategies that engage and encourage writing in the foreign language classroom. Get your students blogging, publishing, and writing books and stories!

SESSION 1: January 13, 2020 - Creating Games for Learning
SESSION 2: February 10, 2020 - Language Learning Through Project Based Learning
SESSION 4: April 20, 2020 - Assessment Reviews

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

The Science and Engineering Practices (SEP's) represent the skills students need to be critical scientific thinkers and creative engineers. The 8 practices will each be explored in detail, with many grade-level examples of how we can strengthen the skills of inquiry, experimentation, modeling, data analysis, mathematical thinking, engineering, and communication.

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.) $3000 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.

63. K-12 Literacy Network, Meeting 4 of 5

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 3/18/2020

Teachers of ELA at all levels are filled with great knowledge, teaching strategies, management techniques, and new ideas. Every day, they bring these to their classrooms and our children benefit. This network continues to provide literacy educators with regular meetings to learn professionally and network with colleagues to share best practices. We are a network of classroom teachers, teacher leaders, reading teachers, and instructional coaches who will meet five times over the course of the school year to focus on best practices in literacy, stay current, and engage in professional dialogue around a variety of topics.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Best instructional practices by age and stage
- Responding to struggling learners in the classroom and out (RtI) - Authentic assessment and data-informed instruction
- Integrating/collaborating with other subject areas
- Other topics guided by group need and interest

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in literacy and identify strategies to support struggling learners
- Develop and/or utilize authentic assessment tools and interpret assessment information to inform instruction
- Define ways to support content area learning for more meaningful instruction

Meeting dates: September 24, November 21, January 8, March 18, and May 28.

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.

64. ITSAC Meeting - March 2020

Program: Learning Technology

Audience: Dutchess County Technology Directors (or their delegate)

Dates: 3/20/2020

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

Location: 136

New
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.

65. School Library System Advisory Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Advisory Council Members

Dates: 3/20/2020

This is a quarterly meeting of the Dutchess BOCES School Library System Advisory Council. SNOW DATE IS MARCH 27, 2020

66. Every Book is a Social Studies Book (Grades K-5)

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 3/23/2020

Based on the text Every Book is a Social Studies Book (Libresco, Balantic, & Kipling), we will explore the opportunities to unfold the many connections between children's literature and social studies. Dynamic and interactive activities will form the foundation for learning in this workshop. All activities can be easily transferred to your classroom the next day!
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

67. HSPN: High School Principals' Network-Meeting 4 of 5

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 3/24/2020

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.

68. MSPN: Middle School Principal Network - Meeting 3 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Middel Level Principals

Dates: 3/27/2020

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.

69. Toolkit for Engaging and Supporting ELLs in Science (RBERN)

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 3/31/2020

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. .

70. Vocabulary Development in the K-8 Social Studies Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-8 Teachers

Dates: 4/1/2020

Children are naturally curious about the world around them - and that goes for words, too! Encouraging curiosity and word consciousness is the focus of this workshop. We'll explore creative ways to engage students in learning - and retaining - content specific vocabulary. Strategies for extending word knowledge using root words, prefixes, and suffixes will have your students speaking and writing like social scientists!
Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

71. 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

New
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.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 4/21/2020

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.

73. 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.

74. Rebooted: The New Tech Toolkit for Supporting ELLs - "LEARN" / AM Workshop (RBERN)

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.

75. 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.

76. 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

77. 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.

78. 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

79. 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.
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.

81. 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.

82. 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.

83. 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.) $3000 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.

84. 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.

85. 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

86. ESPN: Elementary School Principals Network, Meeting 4 of 4

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Elementary principals

Dates: 5/13/2020

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 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.

87. 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.

88. 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.

89. 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

New
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.

90. 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.

91. 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.
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

93. 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.

94. 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: 5/26/2020

New
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.

95. 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.

96. K-12 Literacy Network, Meeting 5 of 5

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 5/28/2020

Teachers of ELA at all levels are filled with great knowledge, teaching strategies, management techniques, and new ideas. Every day, they bring these to their classrooms and our children benefit. This network continues to provide literacy educators with regular meetings to learn professionally and network with colleagues to share best practices. We are a network of classroom teachers, teacher leaders, reading teachers, and instructional coaches who will meet five times over the course of the school year to focus on best practices in literacy, stay current, and engage in professional dialogue around a variety of topics.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Best instructional practices by age and stage
- Responding to struggling learners in the classroom and out (RtI) - Authentic assessment and data-informed instruction
- Integrating/collaborating with other subject areas
- Other topics guided by group need and interest

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
- Articulate best practices in literacy and identify strategies to support struggling learners
- Develop and/or utilize authentic assessment tools and interpret assessment information to inform instruction
- Define ways to support content area learning for more meaningful instruction

Meeting dates: September 24, November 21, January 8, March 18, and May 28.

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.

97. 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

98. 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.

99. 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.

100. 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.

101. 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

New
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.