Catalog: ONC BOCES Instructional Support Services

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1. Coaching Course: Theories and Techniques

Program: Coaching Courses

Audience: People in pursuit of coaching eligibility in NYS

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 11/21/2019

The course will begin with an introductory phase in which the basic concepts common to all sports will be discussed. Topics will include a history of interscholastic athletics in New York State. The objectives, rules, regulations and policies of athletics, as well as performance skills, technical information, and organization and management practices will also be among the topics covered. The special training and conditioning of the athletes in specific sports, the fitting of equipment, specific safety precautions and officiating methods will also be examined. An internship that will include practical experience as a coach in the specific sport and/or periods of observing other approved coaches will also be required.

Distance Learning available.

2. CSE Chairperson training Day 3

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: CSE chairpersons, school psychologists

Dates: 9/24/2019

This training is designed to follow the CSE process from Referral through Reevaluation. Through a combination of lectures and activities, participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within law and regulation, and learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the process.

Day 1 covered the Regulatory Foundations, Referral Process, and Evaluations. Day 2 covered Eligibility Determinations and IEP Development from start to finish.

Day 3 and Day 4 will finish off the training with IEP Implementation, Annual Review Meetings, Reevaluations, Preschool, Running Effective Meetings.

Coffee and water available.

3. CSE Chairperson training Day 4

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: CSE chairpersons, school psychologists

Dates: 9/27/2019

This training is designed to follow the CSE process from Referral through Reevaluation. Through a combination of lectures and activities, participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within law and regulation, and learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the process.

Day 1 covered the Regulatory Foundations, Referral Process, and Evaluations. Day 2 covered Eligibility Determinations and IEP Development from start to finish.

Day 3 and Day 4 will finish off the training with IEP Implementation, Annual Review Meetings, Reevaluations, Preschool, Running Effective Meetings.

Coffee and water available.

4. Mentor Training

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/30/2019

New
This workshop is for new and veteran mentors. It will satisfy the required training.

We will look at what you should know as a mentor and how to best support the new teacher/mentee you are working with.

Mentees are also welcome to attend.

Non - subscriber fee $40

NOTE: Attendees will have one hour for lunch, on your own. Coffee and water available.

5. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 10/8/2019

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

6. Math Module Pacing & Modification

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Math teachers who use NYS Modules

Dates: 10/17/2019

This session is designed for those teachers who are using the NYS Math Modules. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

How to pace instruction in order to meet all standards (pre-test)
Using formative assessment strategies to pace individual lessons
Methods for modification of mid-module and end-of-module assessments to reflect a wider range of rigor and question format
Available resources

*Registration and light snacks from 8:00-8:30. Participants will have 1 hour for lunch on their own.

7. New, Review, Collaborate - SLS Liaison Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/17/2019

New
General workshop meeting with updates on various topics.

~ AM Session:
1. Time to mingle and get to know your new colleagues
2. Discussions about general topics

~ PM Session:
1. Hands on time with new tools and resources
2. Small breakout groups

Light breakfast.
Full Lunch will be provided. (Please indicate on registration form any food allergies, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.)


* Please Note: Registration 8:00 AM
Start time: 8:30 AM

8. Dignity for All Students Act: A Legal and Moral Imperative for School Administrators

Program: DASA

Audience: Principals, Superintendents, Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 10/18/2019

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Participants will participate in a deep dive of current state and national legislation and guidance documents related to implementation of the Dignity for All Students Act in order to assess current building/district culture and practices in order to meet both the legal and moral imperative of the act.

Participants are encouraged to bring their administrative/leadership team to take full advantage of collaborative time provided in this work session.

Participants will:
- Understand the Dignity for All Students Act and pertinent Federal laws and guidance.
- Gain a deeper knowledge of misconduct, harassment, bullying & discrimination.
- Be able to effectively investigate and respond to incidents of misconduct, harassment, bullying & discrimination.
- Conduct an audit of culture building practices & develop an action plan to address top priorities.

Lunch is provided.

**Free for subscribers of DASA Co-Ser; $75.00 for non - subscribers.

9. Introduction to Restorative Practices

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Teachers, LTA's, School Counselors, School Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 10/29/2019

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Restorative practices promote a positive school culture and focus on the well-being of all students. Restorative practices can strengthen students' connections to each other and the school community, and provide students with the opportunity to practice and apply social emotional learning.

This session introduces the restorative practices model, with a focus on the use of talking circles to build and maintain relationships, and strengthen students' connection to each other and their school community. This workshop is experiential.

NOTE: Lunch is not provided. You will have one hour on your own for lunch. Coffee and water available.

10. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 11/5/2019

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

11. Library Girl! Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching critical thinking skills in the age of fake news Librarianship

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 11/7/2019

New
Spend the day with Jennifer LaGarde, Library Girl! as she talks with us about Fact vs. Fiction.

~ This workshop will provide educators with tools and resources to help students discern fact from fiction in the information they access not only at school, but on the devices they carry in their pockets and backpacks.

Light breakfast.
Full Lunch will be provided. (Please indicate on registration form any food allergies, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


* Please Note: Registration 8:00 AM
Start time: 8:30 AM

12. The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Dates: 11/14/2019 to 11/15/2019

In education, the teacher workforce is made up of over 76% women, yet only 30% of superintendents in New York State are women. The goal of the initiative is to support our women leaders, identify women in education who have leadership potential and help those women to aspire to leadership roles. We encourage all our members (male and female) to support and cultivate the leadership potential of women in their organizations.
This program will address leadership issues related to women and will provide an opportunity for women to share stories, make connections, and network. Topics include building connections and confidence; the critical importance of self-care; first year superintendents' perspectives; and passing it forward with intentionality.
$259 per person includes reception, breakfast, lunch, & break all program materials. Aidable through Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES.
Questions? Contact Kelley Pratt, Program Associate, at kpratt@nyscoss.org or 518-694-4878.

13. DASA Regional Workshop

Program: DASA

Audience: Principals, Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 11/19/2019

New
Dignity Act Coordinators play a vital role in setting the school-wide climate in relation to addressing how students and staff react to bullying, discrimination and harassment. This workshop series is designed to provide Dignity Act Coordinators with tools for developing and maintaining an environment free of discrimination and harassment as set forth in the Dignity for All Students Act.

Topics may include strategies for building a safe and inclusive school environment, initiatives and resources to promote respect for diversity, bullying prevention programs and resources, and activities to increase sensitivity to the experience of specific student populations.

Free for subscribers to DASA Co-Ser; $25 for non-subscribers.

Coffee and water available.

14. Math Formative and Summative Assessment

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, LTA's

Dates: 11/21/2019

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Participants will explore a variety of strategies into both formative and summative assessments; including but not limited to Peer evaluation, self evaluation, student rubrics, digital and traditional tools to monitor and track student learning. Participants will discuss best practices, collaborate on techniques and theories, as well as designated time to create their own assessment tools. Participants should bring a laptop as well as any curriculum materials that may be helpful in creating assessments.

* Registration from 8:00-8:30. Coffee and Water available.

Participants will have 1 hour for lunch on their own.

15. Math Formative and Summative Assessment

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, LTA's

Dates: 11/21/2019

New
Participants will explore a variety of strategies into both formative and summative assessments; including but not limited to Peer evaluation, self evaluation, student rubrics, digital and traditional tools to monitor and track student learning.

Participants will discuss best practices, collaborate on techniques and theories, as well as designated time to create their own assessment tools.

Participants should bring a laptop as well as any curriculum materials that may be helpful in creating assessments.

* Registration from 8:00-8:30. Coffee and water available. Participants will have 1 hour for lunch on their own.

16. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 12/3/2019

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

17. Math 6-8 roundtable discussion

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, 6-8 Math teachers

Dates: 12/11/2019

We will be gathering as 6-8 math teachers to meet in an informal roundtable format. The main emphasis will be in the Next Generation Learning Standards, and topics will include, but are not limited to:

What are the key changes at each grade level?
What are the impacts of these changes?
How to have vertical alignment conversations with colleagues.
Challenging topics and best practices.
Time for collaboration and discussion.

*Registration and light snacks from 8:00-8:30. Participants will have 1 hour for lunch on their own.

18. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 1/14/2020

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

19. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 2/4/2020

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

20. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 3/3/2020

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

21. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 5/12/2020

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.

22. Principals Academy - Monthly

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals, Building Administrators

Dates: 6/4/2020

New
Principals Academy is for principals and building level administrators in the ONC BOCES region. Primary focus for the year is leading the implementation of a successful and effective Social Emotional Learning program in school. Roundtable, NYSED & BOCES updates, and new building leader workshops will be additional agenda items.

Coffee and water available. Light breakfast items and Lunch will be provided.