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1. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Ulster BOCES

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

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

Dates: 6/20/2018

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

Location: Instructional Services TLC Lab

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

2. Social Worker Roundtable

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 6/20/2018

Starting Soon
Professional workgroup offers care-givers an opportunity to share and discuss best practices and techniques.
General Topics: RTI, DASA, FBA's, Sharing Community Resources, Anxiety and School Phobias, School Attendance, Social Media Issues
Mc-Kinney-Vento, and the recent commissioner memo on guidance counselor training and assess.
Guidance/support personnel plans for school districts training will be discussed.
Please contact Suzanne Smith, Coordinator of Related Services at 845-486-8004 ext 5439 with any questions.

3. Summer Institute: Inquiring Minds Want to Learn - NO COST

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Educators

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

FREE
TWO DAY INSTITUTE
LEADERSHIP
All students have natural curiosity. Unleashing that curiosity can be cultivated through the process of inquiry-based learning. Inquiry, beginning with asking questions, allows students to build intellectual capacity and drive their own learning. It supports the educational goal of fostering life-long learners. During this two-day workshop, teachers and administrators will understand the components of inquiry-based learning, its benefits, and how to design inquiry units that allow students to design their own learning, while still meeting the New York State Standards. Topics include:


• The Inquiry Model


• The 5 E’s Planning Structure


• Direct Explicit Instruction vs. Facilitation


• Curiosity and questioning using a protocol


• Content Specific Standards


• The necessity of cross curricular planning Participants will know/be able to:


• Explain why using inquiry-based learning increases student engagement


• Identify the components of an inquiry-based unit/lesson


• Experience inquiry-based lessons as a student


• Evaluate and improve content/grade-level specific inquiry lessons


• Discuss and develop a team-specific definition for inquiry-based learning


• Consider concerns and next steps to implement of inquiry-based learning in instruction Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

4. Day 1 - High School to College Transition: Archival Resources in the Hudson Valley

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grade 6-12 classroom teachers

Dates: 6/26/2018

Day 1 of the HS to College Transition Series explore the network of local primary sources, many of which are unique to our region. You will learn about how use archives and government resources in school projects and how to incorporate websites like Hudson River Valley Heritage into lesson plans. Participants will learn how to use archives and government resources in school projects and how to incorporate websites like the Hudson River Valley Heritage into lesson plans. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: understand how to use document-based research in creating a classroom assignment, practice using the Hudson River Valley Heritage website, create a bibliography that includes HRVH resources, and start a lesson plan and annotated bibliography. TOPICS INCLUDE: document-based research, Hudson River Valley Heritage, and primary source documents. The cost is $75 for the 3-day series or $30 for an individual class. Lunch is included. Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. No Purchase Orders Accepted. This class is co-sponsored with Southeastern NY Library Resources Council. In addition to MLP approval, to complete your registration and payment sign up with Southeastern at http://www.senylrc.org/EducatorLab. Registration Deadline: June 19, 2018. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grade 6-12 classroom teachers

Dates: 6/27/2018

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

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 6-12 classroom teachers

Dates: 6/28/2018

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

7. Critically Conscious Educators Series

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/15/2018

The goal of this workshop is to gather like-minded educators who are committed to equity and justice in education for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Build a community of critically conscious educators who will turnkey information within their individual spheres of influence.
br/> The objectives are to expand individual and collective critical consciousness; engage in a deep analysis of equity research; develop/deepen an equity/racially just lens when crafting culturally responsive lessons/units.
br/> Session 1 July 2, 2018: What Does the Current National, State, and Local Data Suggest About Our Beliefs, Policies, and Practices?;Session 2 July 11, 2018: Factors That Impede Student Identity Development;Session 3 July 18, 2018: To Whose Culture Are We Most Responsive in School?; Session 4 August 6, 2018: What Do We Mean By Power and Privilege and How Do They Perpetuate a Harmful Impact On Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Groups?; Session 5 August 15, 2018: Revolutionizing how we think about Educating Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Defining Critical Pedagogy.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 7/10/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
BUILDING BRIDGES - FINDING THE ENGINEER WITHIN: The world of the Engineer exists to solve problems. Students’ need every opportunity to problem solve through the construction of models. This Live Lab will explore the design principles of bridge construction while tending to constraints of materials, space, and money. Teachers will engage in calculating and building bridges that can safely transport loads of specified weights, while tending to aesthetics and environmental restrictions. - Physical Science, Earth and Space Science

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

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/11/2018

Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of technology available to use in your classroom? Come learn about trending technology tools usable in all grade levels. These new tools, plus updates to some of your favorites, were introduced at the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) summer conference. Now, how do you know what will work to engage, extend, and enhance your students' learning? Also learn about assessing tech tools using the Triple E Framework from the book, Learning First, technology Second by Dr. Liz Kolb. https://www.tripleeframework.com/about.html ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO: * Discuss trending technology tools * Choose an appropriate technology tool using the Triple E Framework Rubric * Learn how to apply the Triple E Framework TOPICS INCLUDE: * Trending technology tools * Triple E Framework * ISTE Standards Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

10. Grades K-5 New York State Science Learning Standards: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Science Pedagogy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers

Dates: 7/12/2018

This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the foundation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Particular emphasis will be placed on providing elementary teachers with strategies for merging science, ELA, and math instruction to align with the NYSSLS. Participants who are new to the NYSSLS will engage in activities that clarify the pedagogical changes that now form part of the all science instruction. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the components of the NYSSLS; define the relationship of the NYSSLS with math and ELA Common Core Standards; and identify pedagogical changes under the NYSSLS.

11. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 7/13/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: Dutchess BOCES

New
As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

12. Integrating iPads and iPad Apps into K-6 Learning

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-6 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Reading teachers. Technology Instructors.

Dates: 7/13/2018

iPads have been a staple in education for close to a decade. So, what's new? Lots of stuff. Come learn about great K-6 age-appropriate free and low-cost applications to help your students code, create, collaborate, and more. Learn time-saving management and organizational tips to best maximize learning whether you have a one-to-one program or use a shared chart. This is a hands-on workshop. Participants will actively engage in exploring apps and building them into lessons. Using the Triple E Framework from the book Learning First, Technology Second by Dr. Liz Kolb participants will learn how to "...measure how well technology tools integrated into lessons are helping students engage in, enhance and extend learning goals." https://www.tripleeframework.com Participants will also learn the steps to be coming an Apple Teacher https://www.apple.com/education/apple-teacher/
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Choose an age-appropriate app
* Create lessons integrating iPad applications
TOPICS INCLUDE:
* iPad Apps * ISTE Standards for 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.

13. Beyond Inclusion: Helping English Language Learners Access Content In the Classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2018

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to delve deeply into what it means to be an immigrant, and to experience how it feels to be a student who speaks another language in a classroom setting. Go beyond knowing that you have ELLs in your classroom to a place of true understanding. In conjunction with recognizing language difference, participant will consider what immigrant families gain, and give up, by moving to the United States. During part of the workshop, participants will engage in a lesson in a language they do not know, and note strategies that allowed them to access the content. Following these experiences, participants will review a previously designed unit to locate opportunities to include strategies that support ELLs. Participants should bring a previously implemented unit plan. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)




• Engage in an instructional experience as if a student who speaks another language.




• Discuss the experience and consider strategies to create a welcoming environment for ELL students.




• Discuss the experience and specific strategies that will support ELL students to access the lesson’s content.




• Review and revise a unit/lesson plan to include strategies that support ELL students during content instruction. TOPICS INCLUDE:




• English Language Learners




• Classroom Environment




• Instructional strategies to support ELLs in the classroom




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

14. Co-Teaching? In an ELL-Inclusive Classroom?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 7/17/2018

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an opportunity actively experience models of co-teaching each while building a better understanding of these models. These impactful models of co-teaching are based on the work of Marilyn Friend. These models, typically associated with co-teaching in classrooms with students with disabilities, work well when designing instruction for classrooms with ELLs as well. Methods of planning, such as SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) will also be introduced and discussed. Participants will be provided time to revise a lesson or unit they bring to the session to incorporate one of the models. Co-teachers (ENL and Classroom teacher) are encouraged to attend together and to bring a previously taught lesson/unit to revise. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)




• Engage in, while learning about, three instructional co-teaching methods




• Discuss the models and consider when each might be used in the classroom.




• Review and consider methods, such as SIOP, to use when planning lessons for classes that include ELLs.




• Review and revise a unit/lesson plan to include at least one of the coteaching models to support ELL students during content instruction. TOPICS INCLUDE:




• English Language Learners




• Co-teaching models




• Instructional strategies to support ELLs in the classroom




• Deliberate instructional planning 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.

15. Building Instructional Websites

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All content area teachers - All grades

Dates: 7/18/2018

Your classroom website is the window into your curriculum for your students and their parents. What is yours saying about you? Explore the ability to communicate directly with students and their families, increase student accountability, communicate expectations and timelines and engage in class discussions all in one place. Creating an online community for your students can be a valuable tool to help facilitate better communication between teacher and students. It can also streamline some of the organizational systems to help make your classroom more efficient.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Develop an instructional website specific to their needs
- Explore a variety of tools to make a professional quality website
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Practice Creating Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use
TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Google Sites (new & old)
- Additional website development resources
- Integration of organizational tools (calendars, gradebooks, lesson materials, etc)
- Providing student access to materials and resources

16. Creatively Meeting the Math and NGSS Through Code

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/18/2018

Come and learn the what, why, and how of being a creative learner as expounded by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. Learn how to facilitate student learning through online coding programs. Learn about the importance of coding and how it helps students express their creativity all while learning computational thinking skills and content. Participants will become comfortable facilitating their students in learning through coding using Scratch and Scratch Jr., Turtle Art, Code.org, and Alice.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define the what, why, and how of being a creative learner
* Support and encourage creative learning
* Create lessons that trigger the creative process through coding

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

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

17. Grades 6-12 New York State Science Learning Standards: An Introduction to Inquiry-based Science Pedagogy

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers

Dates: 7/19/2018

This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the NGSS Framework for K-12 Science Education that forms the foundation of the New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Particular emphasis will be placed on providing middle school teachers with strategies for transitioning science instruction to align with the NYSSLS. Participants who are new to the NYSSLS will engage in activities that clarify the pedagogical changes that now form part of the all science instruction. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the components of the NYSSLS; define the relationship of the NYSSLS with math and ELA Common Core Standards; and identify pedagogical changes under the NYSSLS.

18. Creating, Documenting, and Sharing Work Digitally-So Many Ways to Publish

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom teachers. Librarians. Reading teachers

Dates: 7/20/2018

Students learn when they are engaged, they are engaged when learning is fun, and learning is fun when students can choose the tools they use to be creative and express their learning. Tired of using PowerPoint? Learn about alternative multimedia software that spans learning styles, skill levels and ages. Come and experience the power of multimedia software tools to empower your students to create, document, publish, and share their work each in his or her own way. Some of the tools you will learn and use to create mini-projects are Green Screen, podcasts, and telling stories using coding.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Help students choose an appropriate multimedia tool
* Asses student-created multimedia presentations
TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Selecting a multimedia tool
* Multimedia presentations
* Assessing multimedia presentations

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.

19. ELLs and the New Next-Generation ELA Standards

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 7/24/2018

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to explore the Next Generation ELA standards from the perspective of a teacher with ELLs. Participants will analyze NYSED expectations for the educational experience of ELLs in the K-12 classroom. Participants will identify ten keys to the standards and will develop strategies that will help ELLs succeed in comprehending course content. Coteachers (ENL and Classroom Teachers) are encouraged to attend together. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)




• Identify NYSED expectations for ELLs in the classroom.




• Using the Crosswalk/Snapshot documents, compare the NYS CCLS with the expectations of the Next Generation Standards.




• Identify standards aligned instruction and the strategies that are used to support ELLs in accessing the content.




• Identify the 10 keys embedded in the standards that students need to know.




• Identify tools, strategies, and resources designed to support ELLs in standards-based instruction. TOPICS INCLUDE:




• English Language Learners




• NYSCCLS and Next Generation Standards for Math and ELA




• Instructional strategies to support ELLs in the classroom




• NYSED documents and resources 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. NYSSLS: Meeting the Needs of All Students

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-5 Science Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 7/24/2018

All children are born curious. Natural curiosity is supported by effective strategies that reach and accommodate all students. This workshop will focus on strategies for teaching the NYS Science Learning Standards in order to accommodate all children, including SWD’s, ELL’s and special population students. Participants will gain experience in differentiating the new science standards in order to support student curiosity and extend understanding of science concepts.

21. Using Game-Based Assessment to Accommodate All Learning Styles

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers. Reading Teachers. Librarians

Dates: 7/24/2018

What if your students enjoyed taking assessments? Game-based learning and assessments have been shown to engage students in active learning. Come learn about and try some online game-based tools that span different learning styles, engage students, and provide formative assessments that challenge students to problem-solve and explain their thinking process. Some of the programs we will explore include BrainPOP's Game-up and SnapThought, Formative, Kahoot!, and Quizziz.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Develop online assessments matching their lessons using a number of programs
* Analyze their students' online results in order to better plan subsequent lessons
* Match the assessment program to the purpose of the assessment

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

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

22. For ELLs, it is Both: Fun and Easy Ways to Write Content and Language Objectives for Every Lesson!

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 7/24/2018

This half-day workshop will provide teachers with an opportunity to use their learning from the morning session to consider how they can leverage language to build content, and vice-versa. Participants will practice writing objectives that make explicit the opportunities they have planned for ELLs (and all students) to build content knowledge through reading, writing, speaking, or listening. Participants will develop specific strategies to ensure they are building at least 3 modalities: listening, reading, speaking, and reading into each lesson. Participants should attend the morning session, “Standards-based Classroom Instruction: ELLs and the Revised ELA Standards” in order to be prepared for the content of this workshop. Co-teachers (ENL and Classroom) are encouraged to attend together. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)




• Read standards and consider what students would do to build the knowledge and skills defined in the standard.




• Define content and language objectives.




• Use a strategy to identify literacy skills that students could use within instruction to improve English language skills as well as build content knowledge. TOPICS INCLUDE:




• Content and language objectives




• NYSCCLS and Next Generation Standards for Math and ELA




• Instructional strategies to support ELLs in the classroom




• Literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

23. 3D Printing and Projects for your classroom

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 7/25/2018

Come explore the Makerbot Replicator+, its components, the design software options and some project ideas for the Math, Science, and Art classrooms. A tool is only useful if you know how to use it. The thinking, planning and creativity that are naturally incorporated into building models with 3D printing will be appreciated by teachers while exciting students. We will also explore Do It Yourself 3D printer kits that can be build by students as project in and of itself.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Read About and Develop Project Based Learning Designs
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Project
TOPICS INCLUDE:
- Inquiry Guided Learning
- Differentiation of Products
- Student Self-Assessment
- Creative & Critical Thinking Skills

24. All Students Can Learn: What I Say is What I Convey

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K -12 Educators

Dates: 7/25/2018

This half-day workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to consider how their beliefs about students’ ability to learn are conveyed, both explicitly and implicitly. Participants will revisit their own values and belief systems and then play a series of games. The games are designed to challenge thinking and encourage reflection about how words and actions can communicate expectations to others. During and after the games, participants will consider specific strategies for conveying the belief that all can learn to their students. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)







• Define success.







• Consider the implicit and explicit messages that students hear about their ability to learn.







• Identify words or actions that message the idea that all students can learn.







• Identify and use the language and behaviors of growth mindset to build student perseverance when learning. TOPICS INCLUDE:







• High expectations and classroom environment







• Success







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

25. Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: K-12 Administrators who evaluate teachers

Dates: 7/25/2018

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

This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2017-18 school year.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:












• Practice evidence collection and alignment











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

TOPICS INCLUDE:












• Evidence collection, alignment and scoring











• Professional Conversations

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

26. NY State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators #13: Secondary Transition and #14: Post School Outcomes (Exclusively for school districts reporting SPP Indicators 13 and 14 during the following school year; 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) - Location: Dut

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

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/26/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 am -12:00 pm - Thursday, July 26, 2018

Location: Dutchess BOCES

New
This is a new 3 hour workshop for administrators to understand the State Performance Plan Indicators #13: Secondary Transition and #14: Post School Outcomes. Topics to be covered will include:

• An overview of the Indicator 13 Self Review process using the updated Indicator 13 Self Review protocol

• Opportunities to analyze specific district data and practices in preparation for 100% compliance of Indicator 13

• Understand Indicator 14 to ensure an increased response rate to the surveys and consider additional opportunities to gain pos secondary outcomes data As a result of attending this workshop and analyzing specific district data and practices, student outcomes are - increased student participation in transition planning leading to successful post secondary outcomes - reduced risk of dropping out of school - increased graduation rates

27. Getting Started: STEM in your Class

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 7/26/2018

Interested in incorporating STEM into your curriculum but have limited resources? Experience how third graders learned and applied the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process using spaghetti, index cards, lifesavers, pipe cleaners, shoe boxes and other household items to tackle collaborative and independent STEM design challenges. Learn about leading your students through design iterations while helping them to maintain a grade-level appropriate science notebook that can be used for assessment. In this workshop, teachers will step into the role of their students and be engaged in Five design challenges that address both the New York State Science Learning Standards for Students and the International Society for Technology in Education’s Digital Age Standards for Students.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Lead their classes in five inexpensive hands-on STEM design challenges
* Activate students’ prior knowledge and enhance learning using STEM related picture books, videos, and interactive digital resources.
* Define the STEM acronym, and understand the history behind the STEM movement.
* Define the Boston Museum of Science’s Engineering Design Process and know how to apply it to STEM lessons.

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

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

28. Gr. K-5: Introduction to the C3 Framework and Social Studies Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2018

The C3 Social Studies Framework is focused on helping students develop an understanding of concepts and key ideas through the inquiry process. Participants will learn about strategies for helping students analyze primary and secondary source documents, develop skills of analysis, and an understanding of practices in social studies. The workshop is open to all teachers in grades K-12 who are new to the C3 Social Studies Framework. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the component parts of the C3 Social Studies Framework; find primary and secondary source materials; understand how the social studies practices form part of the new Social Studies Framework.

29. Teaching Literacy to Atypical Learners - Location: O/U BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education teachers, Teaching Assistants, Administrators, other service providers.

Dates: 7/27/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Room A

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This workshop will present strategies for teaching literacy to students with developmental delays, with considerations for students on the Spectrum. During the workshop we will define who Atypical Learners are. We will look at Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), Research-Based Strategies, Literacy Strategies for Teachers, and Special Considerations in Teaching Reading to Children with Autism.

30. Grades 6-12: Introduction to the C3 Framework and Social Studies Instruction

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Grades 6-12 Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2018

The C3 Social Studies Framework is focused on helping students develop an understanding of concepts and key ideas through the inquiry process. Participants will learn about strategies for helping students analyze primary and secondary source documents, develop skills of analysis, and an understanding of practices in social studies. The workshop is open to all teachers in grades K-12 who are new to the C3 Social Studies Framework. By the end of this session all participants will know and be able to: identify the component parts of the C3 Social Studies Framework; find primary and secondary source materials; understand how the social studies practices form part of the new Social Studies Framework.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K -6 Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information elementary teachers need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core ELA/Literacy and Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards;
• The Math Practice Standards and the Reading and Writing Practice Standards;
• Implementation Timeline;
•The revised format of the Next Generation ELA/Literacy and Math Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process;
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for P - 6 Mathematics and and P-6 ELA and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards;
•Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

32. Improving Graduation Rates for Students with Disabilities – Transition Planning Overview for Administrators - Location: Dutchess BOCES

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

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/2/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday, August 2, 2018

Location: Dutchess BOCES

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This new 3 hour workshop is designed for administrators to positively affect post-secondary outcomes by understanding the role of administrators in transition planning. Topics to be covered during the workshop will include:

• Most recent graduations graduation options, including Superintendent Determination, NYS Blueprint for Improved Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, and Transition Planning Process As a result of attending this workshop and analyzing specific district data and practices, student outcomes are - increased graduation rates - lowered dropout rates - increased post-secondary success

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 Math Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information math instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core Math Learning Standards and the Next Generation Math Standards;
• The Math Practice Standards;
• Implementation Timeline;
• The revised format of the Next Generation Math Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process;
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for 7 - 12 Mathematics and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 Math Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards;
• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

34. Using a Strength-Based approach to Support Students in Special Education - Location: Sullivan BOCES

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

Audience: Teachers. Teaching assistants, Teacher Aides, service providers, administrators, support staff.

Dates: 8/3/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 to 3:30

Location: Conf. Room 1

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This workshop will first look at the characteristics of children with learning differences, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Disorder/ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder. In the second half we will learn about the concept of Neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is a paradigm shift in how we think about our students. Instead of seeing them as suffering from deficits, Neurodiversity suggests that we speak about their strengths. We will look at strength-based strategies for these children.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All K-12 Building and District Administrators

Dates: 8/3/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math and ELA Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information administrators need to understand in order to implement the revised standards in a thoughtful and coherent way. NYSED’s timeline for full implementation will be presented. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core Learning Standards and the Next Generation English Language Arts and Math Standards;
• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards;
• Implementation Timeline;
• The revised format of the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards and Math Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process;
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for P-12 English Language Arts and 6-12 Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, and P - 12 Mathematics;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and P-12 Math Learning Standards on engageny.org;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 English Language Arts Learning Standards and 6-12 Literacy Standards and P-12 Math Standards;
• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 8/7/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
ENERGY TRANSFORMATION: IT'S ALL CONNECTED Exploring the Structure of Nature: The old adage “We are all one” holds true in the world of science! This Live Lab will explore the interconnectedness of energy as it moves from the natural world to the human-created world. Using a game-like format, we will explore the many forms of energy and follow its transformation as energy moves across space and time. Teachers will learn about classroom technologies that can be applied to help students visualize the interconnection of energy, humans, and life itself. - Life Science, Earth and Space Science

37. Lead Evaluation Training for Teacher Evaluators – Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/7/2018

Leadership
Recertification
DESCRIPTION: In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)


• 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.

38. Social Studies Book Study: A Spy Among Friends

Program: School Library System

Audience: Dutchess County Social Studies Teachers Grades 6-12

Dates: 8/7/2018

Dutchess County Social Studies teachers will discuss compelling and supporting questions about intelligence and counter-intelligence, the Cold War, and social class after reading Ben Macintyre’s, A Spy Among Friends. Participants will know and be able to: discuss the role of espionage during the Cold War and compare and contrast the role of spies and intelligence agencies during the Cold War to contemporary examples. Topics: Intelligence and counter-intelligence, the Cold War, and Social class. Registration Deadline: August 1, 2018. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

39. Helping with Where You Are with AR, VR and QR

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Classroom teachers. Librarians. Physically Education teachers. Technology instructors.

Dates: 8/8/2018

In this is a hands-on workshop, participants will experience AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality), and QR (Quick Response) codes; learn about the technology behind them; and explore ways to authentically integrate these tools into lessons. For example, did you ever want to take your entire class on a field trip to the Taj Mahal without going outside? VR can help you do that. QR Codes can be used in learning centers to help students quickly access text, audio, or film. Lastly, how about bringing fictional characters to life? AR apps can be used for this, e.g. The Very Hungry Caterpillar https://goo.gl/ik8dso.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Compare and contrast AR, VR, and QR.
* Integrate each technology into a lesson.

TOPICS INCLUDE: * Augmented Reality
* Virtually Reality
* Quick Response Codes

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. CPSE/CSE Chairperson training Summer 2018-Location: Roscoe

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

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

Dates: 8/9/2018 to 8/16/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30-3:30 Thursday August 9, Friday August 10, Monday August 13, Tuesday August 14, Thursday August 16

Location: TBD

In this five day training (plus optional half-day CPSE module), Chairpersons will gain an in-depth understanding of effective practices in the following aspects of Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education: This is the approximate breakdown of topics Day 1 1. Regulatory Foundations 2. Referral Day 2 3. Evaluation 4. Eligibility Days 3 & 4 5. IEP Development Day 5 6. IEP Implementation 7. Annual Review 8. Reevaluation 9. Effective Meetings August 17 (separate registration) 10. CPSE To complete the training, participants must attend Modules 1-9 Presenter: Brian Orzell - Regional Training Specialist This training is designed for newer Chairpersons; however, veteran chairs would benefit and are welcomed. If you are making up a session from a previous round, please contact me via email that you are making up a session. This training must have a minimum of 8 participants. Under enrollment may result in postponement or cancellation. For more information about the training: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/profdevelop.htm For workshop questions contact: Brian Orzell (845) 486-4840 ext. 3109 brian.orzell@dcboces.org

41. Supporting Students with Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Mental Health Diagnoses - Location: Ulster BOCES

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

Audience: All teachers, teaching assistants and aides, service providers, administrators

Dates: 8/10/2018

Meeting Times: 8:30 - 3:30

Location: Conf. Center

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As educators we have noticed an increasing presentation of mental health issues comorbid with the learning differences. This workshop will familiarize the attendees with the characteristics of various mental health diagnoses and some classroom strategies. A general definition of mental illness will be given. Diagnoses discussed will be: Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Secondary Traumatic Stress. Please note, this workshop is not intended to teach the attendees how to diagnose or treat the conditions.

42. The Engineering Design Process, Coding, and VEX Robotics

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/10/2018

This is a hands-on workshop. Teams of participants will each be provided a VEX robots to use in the workshop. Following the VEX IQ Curriculum, participants will learn about the Engineering Design Process and coding by building and programming VEX Robots. The VEX IQ curriculum can be used with students as young as elementary and as old as high school. Teaching with robots is a great way to explore STEM concepts and engage students in collaborative learning experiences. Such STEM activities also integrate well into Makerspaces. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Define and apply the Engineering Design process.
* Use VEX Robotics to teach coding and iteration

TOPICS INCLUDE: * Robotics
* Engineering Design Process
* Coding

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

43. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for Evaluating Principals

Dates: 8/13/2018

In compliance with the regulatory requirements §3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification. This half-day workshop for Principal Evaluators is designed to promote quality and consistency in principal evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. This law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct principal evaluations, and periodically be recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)

•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

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

44. New Mentoring Training

Program: Educational Resources

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/15/2018

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For beginning teachers skillful mentoring significantly increases confidence as instructional problem-solvers and decision makers. This training offers structures, strategies, and tools for mentors. Experiences will provide specific information about the mentor's role, identify the needs of beginning teachers, and model steps for insuring an effective mentor-protege relationship. TOPICS INCLUDE The Role of the Mentor Recognizing the Needs of Beginning Teachers Effective Communication Maximizing Time and Attention On-going Support Strategies ALL TEACHERS/ADMINISTRATORS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO Understand the Role of the Mentee/Mentor Work in Partnership with their Mentee to Affect a Positive School Year Foster a Trusting Relationship Focused on Student Learning THREE DAYS: August 13, 2018, August 14, 2018, and August 15, 2018
NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:

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

• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards;

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

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

• Explain the revision process;

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

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

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

46. Lead Evaluation Training for Teacher Evaluators – Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for evaluating teachers

Dates: 8/13/2018

Leadership
Recertification
DESCRIPTION: In compliance with the regulatory requirements 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved Lead Evaluator Training for Teacher Evaluators - Recertification. The law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct teacher evaluations, and to be periodically recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. This half-day workshop for lead evaluators of teachers is designed to promote quality and consistency in teacher evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. Participants will view video(s) of instruction, collect objective, representative evidence, align evidence to the district approved rubric, and discuss conclusions about teaching and learning with colleagues. District administrative teams are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year. 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. NY State Performance Plan (SPP) Indicators #13: Secondary Transition and #14: Post School Outcomes (Exclusively for school districts reporting SPP Indicators 13 and 14 during the following school year; 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021) - Location O/U

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

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/14/2018

Meeting Times: 9:00 am - 12: pm Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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This is a new 3 hour workshop for administrators to understand the State Performance Plan Indicators #13: Secondary Transition and #14: Post School Outcomes. Topics to be covered will include:


• An overview of the Indicator 13 Self Review process using the updated Indicator 13 Self Review protocol


• Opportunities to analyze specific district data and practices in preparation for 100% compliance of Indicator 13


• Understand Indicator 14 to ensure an increased response rate to the surveys and consider additional opportunities to gain pos secondary outcomes data As a result of attending this workshop and analyzing specific district data and practices, student outcomes are - increased student participation in transition planning leading to successful post secondary outcomes - reduced risk of dropping out of school - increased graduation rates

48. Digital Citizenship and Identifiyng Real News

Program: Educational Resources

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

Dates: 8/14/2018

More and more, people are becoming active producers of online information instead of passive consumers. We changed our habits from publishing in diaries and journals to sharing our thoughts online on Facebook, Twitter, websites, and various other media. With all this posting, when we send our students to the internet to research a topic or fact-find, how do we teach them to discern what is fact, what is opinion, what is reliable, and what is valid? In this workshop participants will learn techniques to help students become discriminating consumers of information while continuing to be responsible digital citizens.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO:
* Learn strategies to keep students safe online
* Learn strategies to help student be responsible digital citizens
* Learn ways to help students identify valid online resources.

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

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

49. Summer Book Discussion on Refugee Literature for Teens

Program: School Library System

Audience: Grades 7-12 School Librarians, English Teachers, Social Studies Teachers,

Dates: 8/14/2018

Join us at Dutchess BOCES for a regional book discussion facilitated through TeachingBooks.net exploring issues related to teens who are refugees. Especially highlighted will be the book of the 2018 Fall into Books author, Sandra Uwiringiyimana, “How Dare the sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child.” Other titles to be discussed are “Salt to the Sea” by Ruta Sepetys, “The Latehomecomer: a Hmong Family Memoir” by Kao Kalia Yang, and “Refugee” by Alan Gratz. The learning objective is to strengthen book discussions with the resources and tools found in Teachingbooks.net. We will explore collections of resources for the selected titles that raise awareness to the refugee experience, serve as pathways for discussion and communicate varied experiences. Target Audience: Dutchess County grades 7-12 educators. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: examine resources for each title, use sharing tools to draw readers into the book experience, share implementation ideas and strategies, create and share lists of titles and resources. TOPICS INCLUDE: teen refugees and Teachingbooks.net. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 20, 2018. Dutchess BOCES is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: All 6 - 12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

NYSED has determined a very specific timeline in the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards. This year, 2017-18, is dedicated to building awareness concerning the revisions to the current standards. This session focuses on the information instructors need to understand in preparation of implementing the revised standards over the next two years. In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn about the revisions to the standards, including the process NYSED used to make revisions, the specific types of revisions that were made, and how the revised standards are formatted.
Topics:
• The NYS Common Core ELA Learning Standards and the Next Generation ELA Standards;
• The Reading and Writing Practice Standards
• Implementation Timeline;
• The revised format of the Next Generation ELA Standards;
• Supplementary resources for teaching ELLs and Students with disabilities
Participants will know and be able to:
• Explain the revision process
• Describe the revisions made to the NYS Common Core Learning Standards for 6 - 12 ELA ;
• Locate Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards on engageny.org ;
• Articulate the implementation timeline for the Next Generation P-12 ELA Learning Standards ;
• Locate resources to support teachers of ELLs and Students with Disabilities

51. Note-taking Methods for Middle School Math

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Math Teachers (Grades 5- 9)

Dates: 8/15/2018

Good note-taking creates opportunities for students to transfer and apply their knowledge and is an essential part of the learning process. By identifying what information is most valuable and connecting it to prior knowledge, students can deepen their own understanding. Middle school students especially need to be exposed to the process, and encouraged to test different forms of note-taking in order to be able to choose an approach that is most valuable and effective for them.
Students will be challenged to think and demonstrate what they have 'truly' learned through a variety of note-taking structures that can aid their analytical thinking and help them make connections to bigger concepts and higher-order thinking.
Notes can be a place where students draw conclusions and develop a creative product that encompasses their demonstration of skills, conceptual understandings and be used as a vehicle for assessment. Encourage your students to take better notes.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
- Read about and develop skill/concept aligned note-taking models
- Explore the qualities of "What is good note-taking?"
- Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
- Demonstrate Understanding Through the Creation of a Standards Aligned Tasks
- Practice in Creating Digital Artifacts and Systems for Teacher and Student Use

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

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

52. Lead Evaluator for Teacher Evaluators - Initial Certification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/16/2018 to 10/3/2018

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In compliance with the regulatory requirements of 3012-c AND 3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of SED-approved Lead Evaluator Training. You must register for the entire workshop. This workshop is intended for new administrators who have not been certified to be a Lead Evaluator.br/> August 16, 2018: Day 1
October 3, 2018: Day 2
TOPICS INCLUDE: - Overview of the Regents Reform Agenda - New York State Teaching Standards and NYS approved Rubrics - Specific Considerations for teachers of SWD and ELL - Evidence Based Observation - Growth and Locally Selected Measures ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO - Articulate the Regents Reform Agenda and how it is implemented in their district - Use the Evidence Cycle for the observation process - Explain SLO and State Growth Scores - Review Locally Selected Measures

53. Meeting the Next Gen Science Standards Through Play: Makerspace 101

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12, Librarians K-12

Dates: 8/16/2018

Interested in becoming part of the Maker movement? Computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace initiatives are at the leading edge of educational innovation. But how do these concepts differ and how are they related? In this workshop we will define each one. Learn how you can incorporate these concepts into your lessons and how to create a Makerspace for your students no matter the size of your classroom or budget.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND/OR BE ABLE TO: *Compare and contrast the concepts computational thinking, STEM, and Makerspace
*Create a lesson that includes one or more of these concepts
*Learn of resources to support their work

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

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

54. CPSE Chairperson Training Module-Location: Roscoe

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

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

Dates: 8/17/2018

Meeting Times: Friday August 17, 2018 9:00-12:00

Location: TBD

*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

55. Exploring Computer Science & the Hour of Code

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers (Grades 3-10)

Dates: 8/17/2018

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

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO:
Explore the essential elements of programming and programming languages
Explore computer science activities for use with all content areas
Develop Fluency with Technological Tools
Develop an understanding of the ISTE standards
Practice Managing Digital Environments for Teacher and Student Use
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Human Computer Interaction
Problem Solving
Computational Thinking
Web Design
Programming
Computing and Data Analysis
Robotics

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

56. Ensuring Innovation That Lasts: The Strategies for Making it Stick - Mike Murphy

Program: Educational Resources

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

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We have all been a part of numerous innovations, all with merit, are we spending lots of time and resources in launching the innovation, but abandoning it when it really needs our help?
  Learn how to orchestrate change over the long term and identify how people’s needs change over time.See how to build in professional learning and leadership strategies so those innovations last and are institutionalized into the systems.Practice ways to create the trust and the culture necessary to sustain lasting motivation and deep implementation of the practices that will lead to student growth.Discuss pockets of resistance and why they pop up as well as what to do about them.
Day 2, participants will work with their own examples of innovation and apply the strategies learned in day one.See how to evaluate progress and how to adjust based on the results you are getting.Leave with clarity in terms of not only leading but also managing the changes we must have in our schools.
Participant Outcomes for the Two Days Include: Review how lasting change happens over time and the implications for the work; Analyze critical actions leaders must use to manage not only at the start of the change but also during the critical implementation time;See how professional learning needs change over time and how to determine the concerns to address along the way;Identify five elements of trust that are necessary if adults are to be motivated over time;Explore resistance, its causes, and what to do about it; Experience ways to communicate the change in succinct, inspirational, coalescing language;Learn five layers or levels of evaluation of progress and how to apply these layers to the work.
MIKE MURPHY is a Senior Consultant for Learning Forward and a national educational coach, facilitator, and consultant who is recognized for his leadership training in planning, communication, feedback, long-term change, and motivation strategies.
COST: $500 per district team for members of the School Improvement CoSer

57. Civic Engagement, Critical Thinking and Democratic Discourse

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: District Teams: See Description

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

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

58. LIVE LABS: What's That Sound

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 9/27/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series | Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
WHAT'S THAT SOUND?: Sound can do many things: it can alert, it can inform, it can entertain, and it can cause harm. What is sound, and why is it so important to our existence? This Live Lab will explore the dimensions of sound through an understanding of vibrations. We will construct sound-producing instruments in order to measure and describe frequencies and amplitude in relation to sound quality. We will examine the biology of ears that allow for optimal hearing. Finally, we will explore the many ways in which animals use sound for communication and survival. Physical Science and Life Science

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2018

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This workshop will by covering eight key neuroscience research findings concerning how the adolescent brain develops. Participants will look at specific vulnerabilities associated with the teenage years and examine how these factors influence brain development. The core of the workshop will include a detailed look at eight key interventions that secondary schools need to integrate into their classrooms.
Dr. Thomas Armstrong: Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for over forty years.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

60. LIVE LABS: Light Up Your World

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 10/25/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
LIGHT UP YOUR WORLD: Light means life, but what is light? This Live Lab session will focus on deconstructing the concepts of visible light as an agent that stimulates sight. We will experiment with optics using science phenomena, and explore the effect of light source on sight. Finally, we’ll explore the world of bioluminescence in the natural world. Physical Science and Life Science

61. Leadership Instittute - Leading Change Together

Program: Educational Resources

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

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

62. Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Previously Certified Administrators who are responsible for Evaluating Principals

Dates: 10/26/2018

In compliance with the regulatory requirements §3012-d, Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources will provide the local version of Lead Evaluator Training for Principal Evaluators - Recertification. This half-day workshop for Principal Evaluators is designed to promote quality and consistency in principal evaluation in accordance with Education Law 3012-d. This law requires lead evaluators to be certified to conduct principal evaluations, and periodically be recertified to ensure inter-rater reliability. Participants use case studies and view video(s) of principal practice to collect objective, representative evidence, and align evidence to the district-approved principal-practice rubric. District principal evaluators are encouraged to attend as a group. The workshop content has been adjusted for the 2018-19 school year. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL KNOW AND BE ABLE TO: (e.g., read, develop, demonstrate, practice, etc.)


•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


•District Specific Principal Practice Rubric 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. LIVE LABS: Let's Get Moving: How Can Molecules Move?

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 11/20/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
LET'S GET MOVING; HOW CAN MOLECULES MOVE?: All around us, molecules are in a constant state of movement. Blood molecules flow through veins, air molecules move through space, and chemical molecules move through the environment. How does size and structure determine how far molecules move? Why is it important? In this Live Lab session, teachers will study molecular movement through liquids, gasses, and solids. We will explore molecular movement through hands-on experiments using chromatography and diffusion. Finally, we’ll explore how our sense of smell evolved to detect scent. Physical Science and Life Science

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

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Professor Emdin explores the historical and contemporary landscape of urban education and provides a new lens for viewing how and why teachers must focus on deep excavations of culture in order to gain new approaches to improving STEM pedagogy. In particular, he merges cutting edge research with real life examples to provide ways that educators may re-imagine their roles in STEM teaching and learning and meet the needs of their most marginalized students. Specific Strategies for classroom teachers will be explored.
DR. CHRISTOPHER EMDIN, Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Author of For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...And the Rest of Y’all Too.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 12/19/2018

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
GRAVITY: A SERIOUS NON-MATTER!: Understanding the force of gravity is the focus of this hands-on Live Lab session. Teachers will calculate centers of gravity through the construction of suspended balanced objects. We’ll explore the concepts of equilibrium, stability, and torque as we construct, design, engineer, and play! Earth and Space Science

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/16/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
FRACTALS, FIBONACCI AND FLOWERS: FINDING SYMMETRY IN SCIENCE?: Throughout the natural world, symmetry is expressed everywhere. We’ll explore the concept of Fractals and how repeating patterns are expressions of the Fibonacci sequence – patterns expressed in the flowers we see, the food we eat, and the animals that we share this planet with. Many hands-on activities will lead participants through a deeper understanding of the natural symmetry that surrounds us. Life and Physical Science

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019

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FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
What happens when schools, parents and students rely on avoidance rather than skill-building? Anxiety gets stronger. Lynn lays out the necessary components of skill-based plans that do the opposite of what worry demands, focusing on how to equip kids, parents, and schools with strategies that move them out of the worry cycle. Lynn describes how to support collaboration between parents and school staff, including education for classroom teachers on how anxiety shows up and hijacks learning.
LYNN LYONS is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 2/6/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
EXPLORING WATER:URBAN AND RURAL WATER RECYCLING?: Water is our most precious commodity, supporting all of life on planet Earth. We’ll investigate the “life cycle” of water after it reaches urban and rural communities, tracing its path from snow melt and rainfall to your faucet. Participants will build water purification systems and test their effectiveness for producing potable water. We’ll explore systems for water recycling used around the globe and engineer our own system for the conservation of water. Earth Science

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 3/6/2019

With the 2017 adoption of the NYSSLS by the Board of Regents, teachers and administrators are tasked with the responsibility of implementing the new K-12 science standards. Given the inquiry-based pedagogy that forms the foundation of the new science standards, we are pleased to announce a new professional development series based on experiential learning. Teachers in grades K-12 are invited to attend these full-day workshops exploring firsthand how the components of three-dimensional science learning integrate into a cohesive educational experience.
Each Live Lab will explore:the use of phenomena as a framework for inquiry; how the Crosscutting Concepts can be explicitly taught through each Live Lab; what the Science and Engineering Practices look like in action; how the NYS Science Learning Standards can be bundled to form cohesive storylines.
Cost: $450 per district for the Live LABS Series| Come to one or come to all… For members of the School Improvement CoSer.
POLYMERS - EXPLORING THE STRUCTURE OF NATURE: Polymers can be found throughout the natural world. This workshop will give teachers the opportunity to produce a polymer that acts as a bouncy ball! We’ll examine the properties of the materials used to produce polymers, and examine how these properties change through the process of polymerization. Working with chemical and physical properties of polymers, teachers will extend this knowledge to other materials in the natural world. (K-12)- Life Science, Earth and Space Science.

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2019

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FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  During this session, participates will engage in a study of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models to make sense of place, operations, fractions, and decimals, all while utilizing math manipulatives to visualize the work. Along with an in-depth study of a variety of word problems and math stations to develop both fluency and reasoning skills. The session will help educators build their repertoire in order to assist students in struggling, reasoning, persevering and growing as students of math..
Mr. Tang developed a new method of teaching arithmetic in a visual and spontaneous way combining both computational and problem-solving skills, and is so fun and challenging that children forget they are learning math.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 5/2/2019

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FINDING THE BRILLIANCE SERIES
Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will focus on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.  This workshop stresses the importance of leaders developing the capacity to adapt: to use a range of effective strategies to navigate power-unequal conflicts in organizations, marshaling potential energy and avoiding pitfalls.
ROBERT FERGUSON, Psychologist, Executive Coach, Consultant, Instructor at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College at Columbia University.
COST: $250 pp - for members of the School Improvement CoSer, or $5200 for members of the Finding the Brilliance Series (unlimited district participation in all Finding the Brilliance workshops during the 1819SY).

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

Program: Educational Resources

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 5/21/2019

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