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1. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 9/30/2016

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The agenda will include: NYS Superintendents' Development Program through SUNY Oswego (Joann Chambers), Instructional Rounds, BOCES Efficiency Study (Overview) and Discussion of Advisory Committees, Draft ELA and Math Standards, VADIR Amendments, Changes to AIS Identification, NYS Middle School Conference/Middle Level Liaisons, BrightBytes - Free Survey Tool for Instructional Technology (Patti Fisher), District Technology Initiatives, Professional Development Ideas, and Round Table.

2. Keeping Everyone Safe (2 Days)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/4/2016

Location: Conference Room

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One of the primary fears staff members have is how to handle a student who is, or has the potential to become, physically aggressive. Keeping Everyone Safe prepares staff emotionally, mentally, and physically to cope with acting out, aggressive children and youth. It is not a course in self-defense; the actual hands-on, physical segment of the training is minimal. The primary goal of this program is to equip staff with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to avoid and de-escalate crisis situations without the need for physical intervention.

The program includes:

  • Sources of aggressive behavior.
  • Stages of crisis development.
  • Keeping others safe.
  • Supportive verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies.
  • Physical responses to attach.
  • Supportive physical intervention and transport techniques.
  • Crisis team development, roles, and communication.
  • Talking with students after a crisis, and development of policies and procedural safeguards.


  • Registration 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    3. Google Apps for Education - The Basics

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/3/2016

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    This workshop is designed for the person who wants to see what all the Google Apps talk is about and how they might possibly use it in their 1:1 classroom, organize their resources and to collaborate with colleagues and others. Join us for a day of discovering Google Apps including:




    • Your Google Account


    • Gmail (not SLLBOCES accounts)


    • Calendar


    • Google Drive


    • Docs


    • Sheets


    • Forms

    This slower-paced session is for beginning computer users who would like to have ample time and help becoming familiar with Google Apps for Education.

    4. Number Talks Book Study For 3-6 TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/21/2016

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    October 3-21st.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.


    About the book: Whether you want to implement number talks but are not sure how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting unsure of purposeful problems, this dynamic multimedia resource will support you in building mental math and computational strategies. The author explains what a classroom number talk is; how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding; how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and how to develop grade-level specific thinking strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips

    5. Number Talks Book Study For ADMINISTRATORS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/21/2016

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    October 3-21st.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.


    About the book: Whether you want to implement number talks but are not sure how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting unsure of purposeful problems, this dynamic multimedia resource will support you in building mental math and computational strategies. The author explains what a classroom number talk is; how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding; how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and how to develop grade-level specific thinking strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips

    6. Number Talks Book Study For PK- 2 TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/21/2016

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    October 3-21st.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.


    About the book: Whether you want to implement number talks but are not sure how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting unsure of purposeful problems, this dynamic multimedia resource will support you in building mental math and computational strategies. The author explains what a classroom number talk is; how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding; how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and how to develop grade-level specific thinking strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips

    7. What's Math Got To Do With It Book Study FOR 3-6TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/21/2016

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    October 3-21st.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.


    About the book: A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, What's Math Got to Do with It? is "an inspiring resource" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What's Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential. As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What's Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler's work on ways to teach mathematics for a "growth mindset," and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.

    8. What's Math Got To Do With It Book Study FOR ADMINISTRATORS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/21/2016

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    October 3-21st.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.


    About the book: A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, What's Math Got to Do with It? is "an inspiring resource" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What's Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential. As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What's Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler's work on ways to teach mathematics for a "growth mindset," and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.

    9. What's Math Got To Do With It Book Study FOR PK-2TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/21/2016

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    October 3-21st.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.


    About the book: A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children's mathematics learning, What's Math Got to Do with It? is "an inspiring resource" (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What's Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists' understanding of learning and potential. As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What's Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler's work on ways to teach mathematics for a "growth mindset," and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.

    10. BOOK STUDY - Who's Doing the Work?: How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Reading Teachers, K-6 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 10/4/2016 to 11/1/2016

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    In their thought provoking and groundbreaking work, Who's Doing the Work?, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris turn a critical eye on widely accepted teaching methods such as scaffolding and providing verbal cues to students to examine whether or not those methods are helping or hindering our students in the long run. Burkins and Yaris instead propose a model of next generation reading instruction that promotes productive effort as an antidote to learned helplessness. Analyzing various instructional contexts (including read alouds, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading), Burkins and Yaris offer a vision for adjusting instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers and learners. NCCIRA will be providing refreshments. Books will be provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center.
    This day is designed to help participants figure out what to do with all they now know about their readers. Lea will guide teachers to analyze their own student data (IRA assessment, F&P assessment, Reading Log, Reading Notebook, Conferring Notes) to develop a clear understanding of each student's strengths and needs. Next, Lea will help participants make a plan for how to address the current needs in the classroom during the instructional independent reading time. Finally, Lea will guide participants to identify whole class needs and plan for minilessons and/or interactive read alouds to address those whole class needs.

    *NEW TRAINING this will pair well with and be connected to content on October 6

    Prerequisite: Participant needs to have attended Days 1-2 of 1.8 Million Words
    Oct 5 is not required for this training, it can be a stand-alone session.

    12. Instructional Rounds Visit Parishville Hopkinton Elementary

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/6/2016

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    This session is an instructional rounds visit using the protocols and processes of instructional rounds.

    "Participants in Instructional Rounds visits should have first attended either the Principals Academy Instructional Rounds training or have attended one of the Instructional Rounds Overview trainings. The number of participants required may be less then then maximum listed based on the scheduled needs of school. All who register for a visit will be informed of the final roster for that visit"
    The morning will be dedicated to reviewing the structures and timing of Instructional Independent Reading with an emphasis on the student and teacher role. Participants will be provided an opportunity to ask questions based on their most recent attempts of implementing the workshop model in their own classrooms. Following the review and Q&A students from a local district will join us. Lea will demonstrate all parts of a reading workshop: from mini-lesson to individualized instruction and finally a share. After a reflective conversation based on the workshop demonstration, participants will use their data and curriculum to plan instruction with support from Lea and one another.

    In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following:
    - a short text or picture book at a level most of their students will be reading come the end of October - one they can imagine reading aloud;
    - current teaching plans (unit of study/module);
    - current student data (perhaps data from your most struggling or puzzling readers that you want Lea to help you think about);
    - text complexity packet with yellow highlights which was distributed during the 1.8 million words training; and
    - a device or paper and pencil to take notes.

    *Sort-of NEW TRAINING this will pair well with and be connected to content on October 5*

    While we have brought two classes in for demonstration days, each time they are unique. Also, the mini-lessons and small groups will be driven by work from October 6.

    Prerequisite: Days 1 and 2 1.8 Million Words

    14. School Library System Day - 10/06/16

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 10/6/2016

    Location: Ogdensburgh High School Library

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    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.

    15. 3012-D APPR Updates

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/6/2016

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    Over the course of the last year many changes have occurred in our APPR system. This webinar will highlight the major changes and provide time for a question and answer session. This session will be recorded, please contact Jennifer French if you would like access after this session is complete.

    16. Continue Teacher Leader Education CTLE Updates

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/6/2016

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    This session will provide information about the recent changes in the Continuing Teacher and Leader Education requirements as well as provide information about how the BOCES will handle the provisioning of certificates to attending staff.
    The North Country Art Teachers Association will be visiting the National Gallery of Art in Ottawa. Teachers will be visiting the gallery exhibits and participating in their educational school program. The National Gallery's school program "emphasizes learning through social interaction, and encourages students to use their personal experience to interpret art." Participants will be learning Visual Thinking Strategies to use with their students on how to interpret art. The afternoon session will focus on a sculpture project with a hands-on workshop. Transportation will be provided.

    Bus will be picking up at Norwood Norfolk Central School at 7:20 and picking up in both Canton and Ogdensburg (more information will be provided asap). Be sure to bring documents required for international travel.

    To receive professional development credit teachers MUST ride the bus to and from.

    18. Changing Behavior - Paraprofessionals - Staff Day (am session)

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Dates: 10/7/2016

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    The objective for the training titled Changing Behavior is for the adults to have a hypothetical "bag of tricks" that they can employ, depending on the nature of the behavior and individual student needs. This training will provide background knowledge related to our most emotionally and intellectually vulnerable youth. An understanding of their cognitive mapping as related to influence of both nurture and nature. Staff will be able to better identify individual triggers, initiate simple and effective interventions, and monitor change. This program is limited to schools that are part of the SLVTLC Grant.
    This workshop will address how to approach speech and language therapy from a Social Development perspective using the work of Lev Vygotsky. Case examples and videos will be used to demonstrate how to structure therapy sessions from an apprenticeship model. Learner Outcomes: Following this presentation participants will: -Be able to define key concepts including: apprenticeship model, Zone of Proximal Development, declarative language, Growth/Fixed Mindset and leading to discovery. -Write measureable goals that will include these concepts. -List at least 3 ways they can immediately implement these concepts in current therapy sessions. Please register by 10/3/2016.

    20. Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - Violence Prevention - Staff Day, Paraprofessionals (am session)

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 10/7/2016

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    This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior.

    21. Learning Preferences: Four styles for Success - Para Staff Day am session

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 10/7/2016

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    Adults and students learn in at least four different ways. In this seminar participants will examine four learning preferences or modes: kinesthetic, tactual, auditory and visual. Through a variety of experiential activities participants will assess their own comfort levels in the four modes and rate their learning strengths in each. The importance of adapting classroom support to address these preferences is embedded throughout the seminar. This program is limited in number and is open to any school part of the SLVTLC grant.

    22. Massena Learning Summit Co-Sponsored with TLC & SLL BOCES

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PK-12 Educators, Administrators

    Dates: 10/7/2016

    NYSCATE (New York State Computers and Technology in Education) along with the Teachers' Learning Center and the SLL BOCES Model Schools program are partnering to bring together educators and tech leaders from around the state and local talent to showcase their skills. All sessions are designed to help educators and administrators change their instructions. There will be beginner, intermediate, advanced and leadership strands. Topics will include: Google Apps, Robotics, STEAM Education, Technology Integration and so much more! Lite refreshments, coffee& tea in the AM and lunch will be provided. Please car pool if possible. Participants should bring their own device to use during the conference. A SMART phone is not recommended.

    23. Mindful Teaching - K-6 Grade Paraprofessional Training -Staff Dev. Day

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Elementary level Paraprofessionals K-6 grades

    Dates: 10/7/2016

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    Teaching can be a stressful for both teachers and students, and many would say, it's getting more so. This session will place an emphasis on the concept of mindfulness, what it is and its positive impact on teaching and learning. We will explore mindful techniques that help promote deeper awareness of our thoughts, emotions, body and surrounding environment. The practice of mindful awareness has a variety of well-documented impacts, including stress reduction, emotion regulation, improvement in sustained attention, social relations and academic performance. This session will connect how mindful practices positively impact teaching and learning by making students and teachers more calm and happy. This training is limited to 20 participants and only to those schools served by the SLVTLC. Lunch is on your own, can bring or purchase on campus. "Mindfulness isn't difficult; we just need to remember to do it." ~Sharon Salzberg
    Paraprofessionals provide an important role in classrooms. Forming a collaborative classroom team is essential for supporting students. This session will explore best practices on how to development and maintain an effective classroom team to meet the needs of students. This session will address:
    - Characteristics of highly effective paraprofessionals
    - Putting the needs of students first, what does that require of us?
    - Essential question: What should I be doing now?
    - What does it mean to be a good follower?
    - Exploring goals for student groups and for individual students. (Behavioral and academic)
    - Perfect day in the classroom, what would that look like?
    - Measuring and recording progress. (Using data)
    - Asking clarifying questions to the teacher.
    - Exploring the guiding principle behind effective adult collaboration in the classroom.
    - Pre-framing and motivating students.
    - Looking at the concept of gentile correction.
    - Supporting students without becoming an enabler.
    - Using positive expectations to motivate and educate students.
    - Celebrating success as a team
    These sessions will be provided remotely using Join.me. We encourage participants, when possible, to attend the sessions in groups to facilitate conversations. All that is required is an internet connection, projector and smartboard and a conference calling phone. Audio will be available VOIP (Computer) but phone connections provide the best audio. Individuals logging in may do so using a computer, IPad or Android tablet. Instructions will be provided.
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    Registration will be held from 7:45-8am
    The NYSAHPERD Professional Group is organizing a day for common planning including the completion of Taught Curriculum Maps. Teachers will work in grade band groups to create regional TCMs that incorporate best practices.

    Participants are encouraged to to bring an electronic device such as a laptop, tablet or Smart Phone and their districts's PE/Health Curriculum.

    Registration will be held from 7:45-8am.
    SLCMEA members will round-table on many current music education topics in our county to include classroom management, higher level thinking, and implementation of Core Arts Standards into curriculum. We will attempt to answer the following questions: How are different content areas applying the newly packaged standards into their curriculum? What are some favorite lessons for each discipline that align with the standards, and push students to higher level thinking? What classroom management strategies work for different personality styles in ensembles?

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30am.

    27. The Interactive Read Aloud

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/7/2016

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    The read aloud is a time-honored tradition in most elementary and middle school classrooms, but do we really maximize its full potential? Teachers will learn what makes the Interactive Read Aloud different from other types of read alouds and why it is considered the cornerstone of any balanced literacy classroom. Teachers will learn how the Interactive Read Aloud supports not only reading comprehension, accountable talk, vocabulary development and reading-writing connections, but also high-level interpretation, content area study and even book clubs. Participants will experience both a narrative and nonfiction Interactive Read Aloud, as well as have an opportunity to plan an Interactive Read Aloud for their own classroom. Please bring: 1-2 books you plan to read aloud to your class in the upcoming weeks.

    28. Leading an Effective Classroom Team

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/7/2016

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    Paraprofessionals provide an important role in classrooms. Forming a collaborative classroom team is essential for supporting students. This session will explore best practices on how to development and maintain an effective classroom team to meet the needs of students. This session will address:


    • Getting along is not the same as working together.

    • Your role as an effective leader of the adults in your classroom.

    • Focusing on student needs first: What does it require of us?

    • Communicating goals and measuring progress.

    • Perfect day in your classroom, what would it look like?

    • Essential question: What should your paraprofessional be doing now?

    • Clarifying roles and responsibilities.

    • Defining the playing field so your paraprofessional feels comfortable in being innovative.

    • Positively providing direction and correction.

    • Looking at data and celebrating success. These sessions will be provided remotely using Join.me. We encourage participants, when possible, to attend the sessions in groups to facilitate conversations. All that is required is an internet connection, projector and smartboard and a conference calling phone. Audio will be available VOIP (Computer) but phone connections provide the best audio. Individuals logging in may do so using a computer, IPad or Android tablet. Instructions will be provided.

    This session recommended for teachers whose teaching assistant are attending the paraprofessional session.

    Registration will be held from 10:45-11.

    29. Changing Behavior - Paraprofessional - Staff Day afternoon session

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Dates: 10/7/2016

    Closed
    The objective for the training titled Changing Behavior is for the adults to have a hypothetical "bag of tricks" that they can employ, depending on the nature of the behavior and individual student needs. This training will provide background knowledge related to our most emotionally and intellectually vulnerable youth. An understanding of their cognitive mapping as related to influence of both nurture and nature. Staff will be able to better identify individual triggers, initiate simple and effective interventions, and monitor change. This program is limited to schools that are part of the SLVTLC Grant.

    30. Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment - Violence Prevention, Staff Day, Paraprofessionals (pm session)

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 10/7/2016

    ClosedNew
    This seminar will offer strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme misbehavior, including violence. Participants will learn what motivates students to misbehave; intervention techniques to use at the moment of misbehavior; how to avoid and defuse confrontations, and ways to reinforce desirable behavior.

    31. Learning Preferences: Four styles for Success - Para Staff Day pm session

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 10/7/2016

    Adults and students learn in at least four different ways. In this seminar participants will examine four learning preferences or modes: kinesthetic, tactual, auditory and visual. Through a variety of experiential activities participants will assess their own comfort levels in the four modes and rate their learning strengths in each. The importance of adapting classroom support to address these preferences is embedded throughout the seminar. This program is limited in number and is open to any school part of the SLVTLC grant.
    Paraprofessionals provide an important role in classrooms. Forming a collaborative classroom team is essential for supporting students. This session will explore best practices on how to development and maintain an effective classroom team to meet the needs of students. This session will address:
    - Characteristics of highly effective paraprofessionals
    - Putting the needs of students first, what does that require of us?
    - Essential question: What should I be doing now?
    - What does it mean to be a good follower?
    - Exploring goals for student groups and for individual students. (Behavioral and academic)
    - Perfect day in the classroom, what would that look like?
    - Measuring and recording progress. (Using data)
    - Asking clarifying questions to the teacher.
    - Exploring the guiding principle behind effective adult collaboration in the classroom.
    - Pre-framing and motivating students.
    - Looking at the concept of gentile correction.
    - Supporting students without becoming an enabler.
    - Using positive expectations to motivate and educate students.
    - Celebrating success as a team
    These sessions will be provided remotely using Join.me. We encourage participants, when possible, to attend the sessions in groups to facilitate conversations. All that is required is an internet connection, projector and smartboard and a conference calling phone. Audio will be available VOIP (Computer) but phone connections provide the best audio. Individuals logging in may do so using a computer, IPad or Android tablet. Instructions will be provided.
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    Registration will be held from 11:45-12pm

    33. Flipping Your Classroom Tools

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/11/2016

    Creating and posting the Video and How-to Sheets
    In this workshop you will practice taking both screenshots and video of your screen or classroom. Learn techniques for creating how-to documents and instructional videos. There are different apps and programs that can do these tasks. For this workshop we will use some specific programs but the knowledge and techniques learned can transfer to the apps or programs of your choice. We will use the built in Windows Snipping Tool to capture screenshots, SMART's built in recorder to capture screen video, Microsoft's Word and Google Docs to create our how-to documents, and Microsoft's Movie Maker to edit our video. We will talk about files types and ways you can make your resources available to your students. There will be a lot of hands-on practice time built in.

    This is full day required training for teachers administering the NYSAA for ELA and Math. This is a computer based assessment for NYSAA students in grades 3-8 and HS. As a result of this training, teachers will be certified to administer this assessment. There will be a one hour lunch break for lunch on your own.

    35. Implementing the Math Daily Three

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/17/2016

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    Created by "The Two Sisters", Math Daily Three mirrors Daily Five and Daily Cafe. The Math Daily Three includes Math By Myself, Math Writing and Math With Someone. Nicole Warr will guide you through the process of using the modules during Math Daily Three. This will be a great opportunity to learn ways to differentiate instruction, while building students independence, stamina and accountability.
    Cost is free to those districts participating in the MSP Grant (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hermon DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk and Ogdensburg).


    36. Improve Math Fact Fluency Through Chunking

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/17/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will be based on the work of Dr. Paul Riccomini, focusing on designing instruction to help students of all skill levels achieve success in mathematics. Mathematical automaticity, and the connection it has with working memory, will be explored. Purposeful, planned and targeted practice will be the focus of this Session.


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    37. Informational Writing Boot Camp

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/18/2016

    New
    Participants will build on their knowledge of narrative writing and study the ways in which informational writing is both similar and different. We will study the informational progressions in the Pathways book as they relate to procedural, all-about and content area writing. Teachers will deepen their understanding of both conferring and effective small group instruction within the Writing Workshop. Teachers will also study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote both engagement and independence. Teachers will have time to analyze student work as well as study methods for supporting students' oral language to lift the level of their informational writing.

    Please bring:
    -Units of Study box
    -An informational mentor text (or beloved informational read-aloud)
    -Any informational student writing (on-demands, published work, drafts)

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30.

    38. Improve Math Fact Fluency Through Chunking

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/18/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will be based on the work of Dr. Paul Riccomini, focusing on designing instruction to help students of all skill levels achieve success in mathematics. Mathematical automaticity, and the connection it has with working memory, will be explored. Purposeful, planned and targeted practice will be the focus of this Session.


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    39. Instructional Rounds Overview

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/20/2016

    This session will provide an overview of Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds-a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine-embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. It is designed to help schools and districts support high-quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds strategically connects school and district efforts with improvements at the instructional core and builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. This session is required for all educators who will participate in Instructional Rounds visits and is a prerequisite for the Instructional Rounds in Action: Refining the Process. (Principal Academy attendees have already completed this session.)

    40. Improve Math Fact Fluency Through Chunking

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/20/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will be based on the work of Dr. Paul Riccomini, focusing on designing instruction to help students of all skill levels achieve success in mathematics. Mathematical automaticity, and the connection it has with working memory, will be explored. Purposeful, planned and targeted practice will be the focus of this Session.


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    41. Integrating Technology in the 5-12 Math Classroom.

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/21/2016

    Have you been wondering how to use technology in the math classroom? Come to this workshop to explore how you can use Google Apps for Education to engage your students and allow them to show their knowledge using technology. There are some great apps and extensions, that work with Google and the Chrome browser, which allow you to bring the tech world into the math classroom. We will showcase several other online resources such as Prodigy and Khan Academy, that are great ways to individualize instruction for the AIS classroom. Time will be given to collaborate with colleagues and share your resources.

    42. Yoga Nidra

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Anyone

    Dates: 10/21/2016

    *Can you imagine experiencing deeper levels of health, inner peace of mind and equanimity? *Have you wanted to try meditation but thought it was too hard? *Have you thought about trying Yoga but didn't know where to start? Do you want and need to: -Sleep more soundly -Reduce stress and anxiety -Alleviate headaches, chronic pain, depression, high blood pressure. Allow me to share with you the practice of Yoga Nidra. Yoga means union or one-pointed awareness, and Nidra, means sleep. Often referred to as Divine or Yogic Sleep, this contemporary practice is based on ancient meditation and yogic wisdom. It is a powerful technique in which you are guided systematically and learn to relax consciously at every level of your being. Yoga Nidra invites you to experience a body scan, breath awareness, a visual and sense component through your physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers. There is no need to fix or change anything about yourself, simply notice. In this dawn between sleep and wakefulness you are invited to throw off the burdens, the tensions of life. The practice of Yoga Nidra is simple and there is no way to do it wrong, nowhere to go and nothing to do. All that is required is a mat or blanket on the floor and that you lie down, close your eyes and listen. That's it! That's all you have to do. Simply be... This one hour class will start with a 10-minute centering, a 40-minute Yoga Nidra practice including an opportunity to set a silent Sankalpa (heart's longing), and a 10-minute integration.

    43. McKinney-Vento Consortium Network Meeting

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/24/2016

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

    44. Yoga Nidra

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Everyone. -all districts

    Dates: 10/25/2016

    *Can you imagine experiencing deeper levels of health, inner peace of mind and equanimity? *Have you wanted to try meditation but thought it was too hard? *Have you thought about trying Yoga but didn't know where to start? Do you want and need to: -Sleep more soundly -Reduce stress and anxiety -Alleviate headaches, chronic pain, depression, high blood pressure. Allow me to share with you the practice of Yoga Nidra. Yoga means union or one-pointed awareness, and Nidra, means sleep. Often referred to as Divine or Yogic Sleep, this contemporary practice is based on ancient meditation and yogic wisdom. It is a powerful technique in which you are guided systematically and learn to relax consciously at every level of your being. Yoga Nidra invites you to experience a body scan, breath awareness, a visual and sense component through your physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers. There is no need to fix or change anything about yourself, simply notice. In this dawn between sleep and wakefulness you are invited to throw off the burdens, the tensions of life. The practice of Yoga Nidra is simple and there is no way to do it wrong, nowhere to go and nothing to do. All that is required is a mat or blanket on the floor and that you lie down, close your eyes and listen. That's it! That's all you have to do. Simply be... This one hour class will start with a 10-minute centering, a 40-minute Yoga Nidra practice including an opportunity to set a silent Sankalpa (heart's longing), and a 10-minute integration.

    45. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Institute

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/26/2016

    This Institute is designed for educators looking to showcase their Google skills. If you are an educator that uses Google in your classroom and want to show off your level of expertise, this is the institute for you! This one-day training will cover content that will provide essential skills needed to complete the Google Certified Educator Level 1 examination. *Exam vouchers will be provided at the end of the event for level 1.



    Session Topics

    -Communication with Gmail Google+, & Hangouts

    -Collaboration & Time Management with Calendar

    -Understanding, Sharing, & Integrating Docs, Sheets, Slides, forms, & Drawing into the classroom

    -Going Paperless with Classroom & Sites

    46. Schoology Your Classroom without Walls (2 days)

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/27/2016 to 10/31/2016

    If Google Classroom just isn't robust enough for you and your 1:1 classroom, you may want to step up to Schoology. Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) that handles more than just assignments. At first glance, Schoology has a social networking like layout after you login. You see posted updates and announcements from the course or groups you are in. Students can also see a calendar with dates for tests, upcoming activities and assignment deadlines.

    Create courses for your content in an enclosed environment for only students you invite. Even though Schoology is web-based, your content is not available to the world. Each user has to log in and have permission to your courses. Organize the course the way you what to. Use the Schoology course materials such as:
    Assignments
    Tests/Quizzes
    Files and Links
    Discussions
    Pages
    Media Album
    Differentiate, you can create groups in your courses and specifically assign content to those groups only. Others will not even see the link for that content.

    A great platform if you are thinking of flipping your classroom.

    The groups feature can be used to connect with other teachers, for professional development, and to house resources.

    Did I mention you can pair Schoology with your Google Drive? Assess and share your Google Drive content from within Schoology and the best part is, Schoology is free. Your district can purchase the enterprise edition of more bells and whistles.

    47. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Institute

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/27/2016

    This Institute is intended for educators who have taken the Google Certified Educator Level 1 and who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for employing Google Apps in more depth. If you are interested in becoming a Google Innovative Educator you must take and pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 examination. Do you want to prove your expertise? This is the Institute for you! This one-day training will dive deeper into Google content and will provide you with the next level expertise that you will need to successfully complete the Google Certified Educator Level 2 examination. *Exam Vouchers will be provided at the end of the event for level 2.


    Session Topics
    -Broadcasting Yourself with Google+, Hangouts, Blogger & YouTube

    -Taking your Google Sites to the Next Level

    -Diving Deeper into GooglApps; Google Draw; Doc, Sheets, & Forms

    -Making the Most out of Google Calendar

    -Add-on & Extensions: Maximizing your Chrome Experience

    -Making the Most of Google Classroom

    -Google Play for Education

    -Going Global with Google Maps and Earth

    This will be a full-day PD opportunity which will be broken up into three parts. Part one of the day will give participants the time to share the questions they've brought on post-it notes. Collectively the group, with guidance from Rachelle Amo, will share out the questions and categorize them in preparation for part two.
    Part two will be a 2-HOUR WEBINAR guided by Lea and Rachelle Amo. Rachelle will first communicate with Lea the categories of questions. Lea will then identify the order in which we will address the different categories. After that, Rachelle will communicate the questions from each category to Lea and Lea will address the question as well as any follow-up questions the participants in the room may have.
    Part three, after lunch, participants will have time to reflect on their new understandings and learn from the webinar. Based on their reflections, participants will be afforded time to make revisions and/or next steps in their planning for individuals, small groups, or whole class.
    In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following:
    - Pre-determined questions written on post-it notes;
    - Current and near future plans for individuals, small groups, or whole class;
    - Any planning material that may be useful based on the description above; and
    - A device or paper and pencil to take notes.
    -The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

    49. Google Hands on Halloween Party

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/29/2016

    At this new experimental workshop, we'll be trying a new format based on teacher requests!
    Get Googly this Halloween! Not only is this a workshop, but it will also be a festive event (because being at work on a Saturday should be fun!) Please feel free to wear your favorite Halloween costume - we'll provide the candy and fun activities.
    Possible topics include:

    -Haunted 360 Degree Google Street View Tour
    -Candy Graphing with Google Sheets
    -Relay Story Writing with Google Slides
    -Halloween Research with Google Docs
    -Creepy Crawly Quizzes with Google Forms and Flubaroo
    -Make a Monster Dance with Google's Made with Code
    Due to this being a weekend session, minimum of 10 registered participants will be required for this workshop to take place.

    50. Substitute Teacher Training

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Open to everyone

    Dates: 10/29/2016

    The six-hour training is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming or wish to better their role as a substitute teacher. Topics include application process, expectations, classroom management, navigating the classroom and lesson plans, safety, routines, consistency, anti-bullying, effective communication with students and teachers, etc. The program is free and available to anyone. For more information or to register: lindena@potsdam.edu Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    51. SLS Cool Tools for School

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: School Librarians

    Dates: 11/1/2016

    Cool Tools for School is a flexible, self-paced, online learning program designed to help you keep up (and catch up) with a wide range of web-based services and networking tools, and explore how they can be used in a K-12 setting. Participants will work through 5 or 10 learning modules focused on different categories of web-based educational services and tools. There are currently 40 modules that will appeal to a wide range of interests. Each module includes an overview of the topic, examples of relevant tools, ideas for use in K-12 and a choice of several activities to complete. Participants complete each lesson on their own schedule and write a blog post about what they've learned, share projects they've created and reflect on how the topic/tools might be useful in their school setting. This is a collaborative project among several School Library Systems throughout the state. Participants will interact online with librarians within and outside of our region. Each lesson should take about two hours to complete.

    52. Mindsets in the Classroom Book Study For 3-6 TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/1/2016 to 11/18/2016

    November 1-18th.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.

    When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and "look-fors" for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms.

    53. Mindsets in the Classroom Book Study For ADMINISTRATORS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/1/2016 to 11/18/2016

    November 1-18th.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.



    About the book: When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and "look-fors" for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms.

    54. Mindsets in the Classroom Book Study For PK-2 TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/1/2016 to 11/18/2016

    November 1-18th.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.



    About the book: When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and "look-fors" for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms.

    55. Instructional Rounds Visit K-12 - Colton Pierrepont*NEW DATE*

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/2/2016

    This session is an instructional rounds visit using the protocols and processes of instructional rounds.

    "Participants in Instructional Rounds visits should have first attended either the Principals Academy Instructional Rounds training or have attended one of the Instructional Rounds Overview trainings. The number of participants required may be less then then maximum listed based on the scheduled needs of school. All who register for a visit will be informed of the final roster for that visit"

    56. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/2/2016

    New
    This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

    57. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 11/3/2016

    Agenda TBD

    58. Invitation to the Reading Workshop, K-6

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/3/2016 to 11/4/2016

    New
    Participants will be introduced to the theory and methodology behind Reading Workshop. Teachers will learn powerful methods of instruction such as minilessons, conferring and various small group structures to support differentiation. We will look at what the research says about independent reading and the importance of having a robust and organized classroom library. Teachers will also learn about the Interactive Read Aloud as an integral component in the Balanced Literacy Framework. On both days, there will be time for K-2 and 3-6 teachers to meet separately to learn about how Reading Workshop looks in their grade range.

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30.

    59. Problem Sets: Time Frame NOT Task Frame-webinar

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/3/2016

    Learn how to effectively modify the Module Problem Sets and Homeworks. This will alleviate stress and anxiety from parents and students, as well as make assigned practice more meaningful.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    60. BOOK STUDY - Fair Isn't Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Teachers, Intervention Specialists and Coaches, Administrators, Educators

    Dates: 11/3/2016 to 12/8/2016

    Let's venture together and learn about what is both fair and will help measure real student learning. This book will dig deep into mastery concepts, attendance, homework and ideas for managing gradebooks as well as supporting the teacher with successful assessment and grading practices. Online participation in Schoology and optional Twitter chats. Books will be supplied by the SLVTLC.

    61. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 11/4/2016

    Agenda TBD

    62. All things Google and Chromebook Follow-Up

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/4/2016


    This one day session is for participants who have attended either the Chromebooks in the Classroom workshop or the Google Summit held in Potsdam and Massena. Have a Chrome extension you wanted to try but haven't? Was there something that was covered but you'd like to have a little refresher on how it worked? Bring your Chromebook, questions and anything that you would like to work on that day. This workshop is designed for you to have work time with assistance. Updates to all things Google will be shared along with some new apps and extensions, tips and tricks.

    Note: Please bring your own Chromebook to this session.

    Do you want to see student achievement increase? Then come learn how to launch a powerful "Instructional Independent Reading" Program.

    Whether you are using Expeditionary Learning modules or another curriculum, scheduling time for independent reading is an often omitted, yet critical, part of an effective literacy block.

    Day 1: A comprehensive presentation that will support participants' understanding of what happens during the Instructional Independent Reading portion of a literacy block using powerpoint, videos, role-play, analysis of student work, etc. The day will be interactive to keep engagement and understanding at high levels. Teachers should be prepared to note-take.

    Day 2 1/4Introduction to Jennifer Serravallo's Independent Reading Assessment (IRA) with a strong focus on the content, which supports text level complexities and students' growth through the levels. Ideas on how to use the framework of the IRA, whether you own it or not will be shared. These concepts are key to increasing the rigor and effectiveness of an independent reading time in your classroom. Lea will present the information and support participants' understanding of it through text analysis as well as focused read-alouds of these same texts across two different levels.
    Grades 2-6 Educators (for any teacher with students reading at levels K+)

    64. STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/9/2016

    "THREE CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR CLASSROOM THAT WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE RESULTS" OR "HOW TO MAKE STUDENTS WANT WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO LEARN"½ These are two successive days of workshops on learner-centered teaching strategies which will be valuable for anyone attending both sessions (no repetition); however, participants can attend either day and find it extremely worthwhile. Anyone attending on the second day will not be at a loss for missing the first day, but this is such a vast topic that there is increased value for each day participating. Participants will actively engage with strategies they can use immediately in their classrooms. Tim Bedley will lead a team of facilitators from the Institute for Learning Centered Education so that participants can work in small groups with a facilitator at their table as they experience strategies for engaging students that can be accomplished in as little as five minutes and no longer than a full class period. The emphasis of this workshop is on practical application strategies that are easy to adapt, do not require a lot of classroom time, and which put students in charge of their own learning. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED EACH DAY On BOTH DAYS, a team of facilitators, will engage teachers in practical, engaging, hands-on experiences. Facilitators will model effective critical thinking activities and then participants will be involved in an analysis and application of these activities.

    65. Strategies to Engage Students

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/10/2016

    "THREE CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR CLASSROOM THAT WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE RESULTS" OR "HOW TO MAKE STUDENTS WANT WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO LEARN" These are two successive days of workshops on learner-centered teaching strategies which will be valuable for anyone attending both sessions (no repetition); however, participants can attend either day and find it extremely worthwhile. Anyone attending on the second day will not be at a loss for missing the first day, but this is such a vast topic that there is increased value for each day participating. Participants will actively engage with strategies they can use immediately in their classrooms. Tim Bedley will lead a team of facilitators from the Institute for Learning Centered Education so that participants can work in small groups with a facilitator at their table as they experience strategies for engaging students that can be accomplished in as little as five minutes and no longer than a full class period. The emphasis of this workshop is on practical application strategies that are easy to adapt, do not require a lot of classroom time, and which put students in charge of their own learning. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED EACH DAY On BOTH DAYS, a team of facilitators, will engage teachers in practical, engaging, hands-on experiences. Facilitators will model effective critical thinking activities and then participants will be involved in an analysis and application of these activities.

    66. Implementing the Math Daily Three

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/14/2016

    New
    Created by "The Two Sisters", Math Daily Three mirrors Daily Five and Daily Cafe. The Math Daily Three includes Math By Myself, Math Writing and Math With Someone. Nicole Warr will guide you through the process of using the modules during Math Daily Three. This will be a great opportunity to learn ways to differentiate instruction, while building students independence, stamina and accountability.
    Cost is free to those districts participating in the MSP Grant (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hermon DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk and Ogdensburg).


    67. Intro to SMART Notebook 14/15/16

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/14/2016

    The power behind the SMART Board is really the software that comes with it.


    • Learn the basics of how to use SMART Notebook in your classroom. >


    • What can the latest version of SMART Notebook do?


    • What are some of the tools?


    • What are those tabs?


    • How do I save and print?
    This workshop will include the following:


    • Converting Importing Documents into Notebook


    • Using the SMART Notebook for lesson presentation


    • Finding SMART Online Resources


    • Navigating the user interface


    • Creating and working with files and pre-made activities


    • Creating and working with basic objects.
    Workshop participants will learn techniques designed to effectively create structure, organization, style, integrating multimedia (ie. audio and video) to your lessons. Along with your requested areas of concentration, we'll take a look at how you use the SMART Notebook for student projects.

    68. Using Problems of the Month To Build Problem-Solving Skills

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/14/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will introduce Problems of the Month that are non-routine math problems designed to promote a problem-solving theme. If we want our students to be problem solvers and mathematically powerful, we must model perseverance and challenge students with non-routine problems. Come explore the multi-leveled Problems of the Month from insidemathematics.org!


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    69. Using Problems of the Month To Build Problem-Solving Skills

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/15/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will introduce Problems of the Month that are non-routine math problems designed to promote a problem-solving theme. If we want our students to be problem solvers and mathematically powerful, we must model perseverance and challenge students with non-routine problems. Come explore the multi-leveled Problems of the Month from insidemathematics.org!


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    70. Teacher Materials Creators

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/17/2016


    During this workshop, participants will learn how to create awesome-looking materials that like those available on Teachers Pay Teachers.


    Topics may include:

    -Where to find free images, how to use them, and basic copyright rules


    -Basic image editing - removing backgrounds, changing colors, adding shapes


    -Custom Fonts and Colors - downloading and installing fonts, creating a quick handwritten font, creating quick and easy color palettes


    -Designing Google Slides - adding more fonts, editing master slides, customizing backgrounds


    -Designing Smart Notebook files - attaching fonts, creating custom backgrounds, making themes


    -Designing Word Documents - embedding fonts in files, adding backgrounds, adding page borders, moving images, using tables as a framework


    71. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 11/17/16

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: Pariticipants in the 2016-2017 SLS Mentoring Program

    Dates: 11/17/2016

    The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2016-2017 school year gives mentoring partners the opportunity to get together with SLS staff during the morning to explore issues of concern to new and nearly new School Librarians. You are invited to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.

    72. Using Problems of the Month To Build Problem-Solving Skills

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/17/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will introduce Problems of the Month that are non-routine math problems designed to promote a problem-solving theme. If we want our students to be problem solvers and mathematically powerful, we must model perseverance and challenge students with non-routine problems. Come explore the multi-leveled Problems of the Month from insidemathematics.org!


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    73. SMART Notebook 14/15/16 Part 2

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/28/2016

    Building on the Intro to SMART Notebook 1-day workshop, this session will continue with the following:
    - Creating themes
    - Adding attachments to Notebook files
    - Adding links to objects
    - Adding sounds to objects
    - Adding Video
    - Creating Pull tabs
    - SMART Apps
    o Creating games with the activity builder
    o Math equation writing and Geogebra
    o Mind mapping
    o Activity Builder Lab
    o Smart Blocks
    o Response online

    Workshop participants will learn techniques designed to effectively create structure, organization, style, integrating multimedia (ie. audio and video) to your lessons. Along with your requested areas of concentration, we'll take a look at how you use the SMART Notebook for student projects.

    74. Using Problems of the Month To Build Problem-Solving Skills

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/28/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will introduce Problems of the Month that are non-routine math problems designed to promote a problem-solving theme. If we want our students to be problem solvers and mathematically powerful, we must model perseverance and challenge students with non-routine problems. Come explore the multi-leveled Problems of the Month from insidemathematics.org!


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    75. Using Problems of the Month To Build Problem-Solving Skills

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/28/2016

    New
    The goal of the MSP Grant is to help teachers learn strategies and mathematical connections that can be implemented in their classrooms to ultimately improve students' understanding of mathematics. This after-school session will be offered in multiple districts with an option to connect through technology. This session will introduce Problems of the Month that are non-routine math problems designed to promote a problem-solving theme. If we want our students to be problem solvers and mathematically powerful, we must model perseverance and challenge students with non-routine problems. Come explore the multi-leveled Problems of the Month from insidemathematics.org!


    This Workshop is being funded through the MSP grant and will be free of cost for those districts who are participating in the grant. (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk and Ogdensburg)

    76. Mathematical Mindsets Book Study For 3-6 TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/28/2016 to 12/16/2016

    Closed
    November 28th- December 16th..

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.



    About the book: Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler-Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning-has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

    77. Mathematical Mindsets Book Study For ADMINISTRATORS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/28/2016 to 12/16/2016

    November 28th- December 16th.

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.



    Minimum of 5 Administrators needed to run this workshop.

    About the book: Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler-Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning-has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

    78. Mathematical Mindsets Book Study For PK-2 TEACHERS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/28/2016 to 12/16/2016

    November 28th- December 16th..

    *All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


    *MSP Grant Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend.

    *Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers and Administrators.



    About the book: Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler-Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning-has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

    79. Zearn-webinar

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/29/2016

    This FREE online program is 100% aligned to the CCLS Math Modules! It is fun and interactive for students, and generates reports for teachers to monitor the progress of their students. A MUST HAVE resource for all K-5 Classrooms!

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    80. Instructional Rounds Overview

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/1/2016

    This session will provide an overview of Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds-a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine-embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. It is designed to help schools and districts support high-quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds strategically connects school and district efforts with improvements at the instructional core and builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. This session is required for all educators who will participate in Instructional Rounds visits and is a prerequisite for the Instructional Rounds in Action: Refining the Process. (Principal Academy attendees have already completed this session.)

    81. Invitation to the Writing Workshop, K-6

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/1/2016 to 12/2/2016

    New
    Teachers will be introduced to the theory, methodology and structures behind Writing Workshop. Teachers will learn powerful methods of instruction such as mini-lessons, conferring and small group structures for differentiation. We will study student writing and its development across the grade levels. Teachers will leave with a better understanding of the CCSS standards for writing and what good writing looks like at their grade-level, as well as some of the useful resources in the Units of Study. On both days, there will be time for K-2 and 3-6 teachers to meet separately to learn about how Writing Workshop looks in their grade range.



    Registration will be held from 8-8:30.

    82. Problem Solving-webinar

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/1/2016

    Building off last year's After School Session, this Webinar revisits the importance of breaking down the reading in order to support students with Word Problems. This approach will help even your struggling learners to become confident in Problem Solving.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    83. Student Projects for the 1:1 Classroom

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 12/2/2016


    The increasing availability of devices in the classroom along with Google Apps for Education and Chrome Extensions provide a creative and collaborative learning opportunities. In this workshop we will explore uses of Google Drive, the Chrome Browser, and select Google Apps in ways that facilitate creative student demonstrations of learning. Participants will be introduced to add-ons for Google Drive, extensions for the Chrome browser along with intense work within Google Docs, Slides and Drawing. Examples of projects will be shared and a number of hands-on opportunities for you to create as we go. Examples include but not limited to: Come make a 3D museum to display your learning. Take it a step further and make it a narrated, virtual tour. We'll also explore a range of creative web tools for creation such as Padlet, Thinglink, Powtoon, Canva among others. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a toolbox full of ideas for powerful and creative student projects with Google integration.


    Prerequisite: Should be familiar with Google Drive and have a general understanding of what it is.


    Note: Please bring a Chromebook or laptop

    Building off last year's workshops, this Webinar emphasizes the existence of a Math Lab in order to provide fun, interactive hands-on learning activities.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    85. Literacy and Movement - Increase Fluency, Decoding and the Love of Reading!

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Teachers, educational support professionals, Pre-K - 5

    Dates: 12/6/2016

    New
    Is your ELA block a LONG 90-minutes? Learn innovative ideas for integrating kinesthetic strategies into ELA. Discover fun, efficient methods for increasing fluency and meeting the Common Core. Gain ideas for increasing your students' focus, attention span, writing, creative thinking and reading ability! Learn a unique, artistic approach to building confidence in students and engaging them in the learning process. Movement and Literacy harnesses a child's natural inclination to move and directs it into an enjoyable method of learning and retaining information. The program uses cross-lateral movements and visually pleasing floor mats that allow children to practice basic skills while using visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning modalities and: ● Increases focus, concentration, and critical thinking. ● Boosts student achievement. ● Supports the Common Core State Standards ● Supplements ALL existing curriculums. ● Integrates core subjects. ● Engages and energizes students. ● Is research-based and classroom-tested. ● Is developmentally appropriate for young children whose abstract thinking skills are not fully developed. Lunch is on your own, campus facilities will be available

    86. School Library System Day - 12/07/16

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 12/7/2016

    Location: Ogdensburgh High School Library

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities in the morning and the CC/Liaison Session for the new school year in the afternoon. All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.

    87. Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Principals

    Dates: 12/9/2016

    Visit with Regent Ouderkirk

    88. Ken Ken and Kakuro-webinar

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/12/2016

    Mathematics puzzles are a great way to actively engage students in higher-level thinking. Participants will explore Ken Ken and Kakuro puzzles as well as learn how to make their own.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    89. Reverse Hundreds Chart, Number Lines and Tape Diagrams-webinar

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/13/2016

    These three tools are essential in building mathematical understanding in your students. Although there is an absence of such tools at times in the CCLS Modules, teachers will learn where to implement practice with these tools.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    90. Understanding laying the foundation of Algebra-webinar

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/15/2016

    Based on Dr. Victoria Klawitter's work at Math Camp, Webinar participants will see the progression of algebraic understanding starting in Kindergarten and continuing through the grade levels.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.
    Legos are great manipulatives to use in any Math Classroom. Legos are available in the Learning Resource Center at SLL BOCES and can be delivered to you via Van Mail. This webinar explains how to do so, as well as lists the many other amazing resources at your fingertips.

    An email will be sent with an invitation to participate one hour before the start time. Participants will need to use a computer with a camera and microphone.

    *All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.

    92. APL refresher

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 1/12/2017

    New
    *The five basic teaching strategies.
    *The interaction sequence (how to engage all students).
    *Serial positioning/time management (focusing on instructional organization).
    *Behavior management (The 6 behavior management guidelines plus the 5 steps in teaching a behavior).
    *Effective note taking.

    Built into this session we also touch upon homework and the essential need for repetitions and practice.

    This is a very full, fast paced day for those teachers who have attended our previous APL Workshop.

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    93. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 1/19/2017

    Agenda TBD

    94. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 1/20/2017

    Agenda TBD

    95. School Library System Day - 02/07/17

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 2/7/2017

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. All school librarians, library assistants and library aides are encouraged to attend. The Fall 2016 Book Review Session will be held in the morning. The CC/Liaison session will take up the rest of the afternoon.
    At this one day in-person workshop, we will be finding ways to use technology in the classroom, even if all you have is your teacher computer, a Smart board, and one mobile device (probably your own.) There is also an online extension to this session that must be completed to get credit for 12 hours. You will earn 6 hours from the in-person session.

    At the in-person session, we will be looking at the following topics:

    - Morning Paperwork: Using tips, tricks, and apps to manage papers digitally
    - Student Stampede!: Giving homework credit with Class Dojo
    - Getting Students to the Board: Making a jigsaw activity with Google Slides
    - Check for Understanding: Collecting assessment data instantly with Plickers
    - Study Help Videos: Planning, recording, and editing review videos starring students
    - Managing Energy: GoNoodle brain breaks and sound level monitoring
    - Resources to Send Home: Sending homework, resources, and announcements home with Remind

    During this online hybrid session, you will be able to choose the activities you would like to do for additional credit. Activities to choose from include:
    - Meet with friends from the workshop for coffee to discuss your experiences; provide a photo and summary (1 credit)
    - Share a student-created explanation video and explain your experience in making it (2 credits)
    - Journal about your experiences when trying out what we learned at the in-person workshop (1 credit)
    - Using provided resources, try out a new tool on your own (2 credits)
    - Find a new app or online tool to help with your instruction and post a review (2 credits)
    - Create a digital media product that shows the main ideas of what you learned (1 point)

    Please bring a mobile device with you, such as a smart phone or tablet, and make sure you know the username and password for your school Google and Schoology accounts.

    97. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 2/16/2017

    Agenda TBD

    98. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Network Meetings

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 2/17/2017

    Agenda TBD

    99. Algebra II Teacher to Teacher Session

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 2/17/2017

    This teacher to teacher session is intended to provide time for participants to collaborate over two days. Professional development in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment will be provided. The specific topics will be dependent upon the needs of the group. The materials and group work from the session will be housed in Schoology.

    REGISTRATION: 8-8:30 a.m.~SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

    100. BOOK STUDY - Mindsets & Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge by Gravity Goldberg

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Reading Teachers, K-8 Teachers, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2017 to 4/11/2017

    Do you ever feel as if you are working harder than your students? Would you like your students to become proactive, fully engaged readers? In her book, Mindsets & Moves, Gravity Goldberg provides a framework that helps educators and their students shift their thinking from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset; giving students the opportunity to monitor and ultimately take ownership of their reading lives. Guiding educators to deepen their understandings of student learning, Goldberg provides full-color photos and practical examples of best practices taking place in exemplary reading classrooms. Join us as we examine Gravity Goldberg's method for stepping back and providing students with the space they need to develop their independence as readers. NCCIRA will be providing refreshment. Books will be provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center.

    101. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 03/16/17

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: Pariticipants in the 2016-2017 SLS Mentoring Program

    Dates: 3/16/2017

    The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2016-2017 school year gives mentoring partners the opportunity to get together with SLS staff during the morning to explore issues of concern to new and nearly new School Librarians. You are invited to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.