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1. Effective Teaching (Days 1-5) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/26/2019 to 10/23/2019

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

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If you are looking for a staff in-service experience that is going to result in an immediate and positive impact on both student and staff performance look no further. This baseline staff development workshop has enjoyed rave reviews from every organization that has offered it.

This five-day workshop is designed to provide your staff with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

Some outcomes that participants can expect are: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.

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

2. OPALS 101 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/26/2019

Location: BOCES ESC

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OPALS 101 is for newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, and will also be a good refresher for any school librarian, aide, or assistant. In OPALS 101, we will be going over the basics (loans, returns, loaned item reports, overdues, adding users, searching for books, setting the calendar for the OPAC) as well as looking at some of the features in Reports and Tools. We will also be covering OPALS Interlibrary Loan. If anyone has a new aide or assistant starting in the fall, it would be great if the librarian could attend this session along with the new staff member. Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

3. Effective Teaching (Days 6-7) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/27/2019 to 8/28/2019

Location: Conference Room C

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This training is based on what was taught in Effective Teaching Days 1-5, which was designed to provide participants with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

Some outcomes participants can expect include: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.


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

4. OPALS 201 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/27/2019

Location: Computer lab at Canton Central School

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OPALS 201 will focus on updates made to OPALS in the last year, and newer bells and whistles of which you might not be aware. Newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, who attended OPALS 101 the day before should plan to also come to OPALS 201 to learn more about our OPACs. OPALS 201 will get more in depth looking at newer features and updates and will also include time for participants to implement the updates on their own OPACs. Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

5. School Library System Overdrive Training *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/27/2019

Location: Computer Lab

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The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System (SLS) will be offering an orientation to the new Overdrive ebook and audiobook platform on August 27th for all school librarians, library assistants, and library aides. This session will be essential to understanding the features of the platform so that you can demonstrate them to students and staff and be prepared to answer questions in your building. Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

6. Inclusive Schools *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/28/2019

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Dr. Julie Causton is founder and CEO of Inclusive Schooling. She is a former Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. She has spent the past 20 years studying best practices for inclusive education and as a former elementary, middle and high school special education teacher herself, she knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students.

This interactive presentation is for any teacher, administrator, or CSE chairperson who is interested in creating more inclusive schools. It will be most effective when attended by a team led by a district or building administrator. This session will be filled with useful ideas and strategies for creating inclusive schools that lead to dramatic achievement results through the inclusive shift for students with and without disabilities.

Billing will be reduced based on number of participants above 50.

7. Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Students (2 Days) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/16/2019 to 9/17/2019

Location: Conference Room

This two-day workshop, designed for up to 30 participants, provides all members of the school community a "sampling" of topics to increase their awareness of the characteristics, needs, and alternative intervention strategies which work with students with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Although it is an awareness level training, participants are provided with some practical techniques they can immediately apply in their school setting. It is applicable for any staff member who works in an environment with children or youth who have, or are at risk of developing, social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems.

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

8. Preparing for Program Evaluation *CTLE Approved* (BFCS, CFCS, PHCS, PCS ONLY)

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/17/2019 to 3/9/2020

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The Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands, in partnership with the St. Lawrence-Lewis
Board of Cooperative Educational Services, is pleased to offer the Evaluating Professional Development
Workshop and Coaching Series. This series is designed to advance districts' use of data and evidence to
evaluate their professional development activities. District teams will participate in five workshops and
individual coaching sessions to provide differentiated support and help each district apply the workshop
content to their specific context. By the end of the series, participants will have the tools they need to
develop evaluation plans, gather pertinent data, and incorporate preliminary evaluation findings into
decision-making processes related to professional development.
This workshop will introduce a framework for evaluation planning and will guide participants in
developing a logic model for a specific professional development model or initiative. Participants will use
the logic model to craft strong evaluation questions.
Measuring Fidelity of Implementation

• Why fidelity of implementation is important to measure for program evaluation, how to measure it Collecting Data

• Advantages and disadvantages of various types of data sources, aligning existing data collection approaches with evaluation questions, identifying gaps in data collection, developing new tools and strategies to address these gaps Analyzing Data (TBD, 90-minutes)

• Approaches to data analyses, considerations when interpreting results, ways to communicate results effectively Reflections (TBD, 60-minutes)

• Reflect on what was learned, suggestions for sharing these tools and resources with other districts, identify additional supports needed to sustain this work

9. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/18/2019

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

10. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Dates: 9/20/2019

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This is a hybrid course, book study September 22-Nov. 3 with an application work day on November 15, 2019 at BOCES.
This book is a must have for every teacher, every grade, and any subject area. You will find many useful, applicable nuggets in this book.
"Using technology doesn't mean that we throw out those strategies that we've found to be successful with students," write Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke. "It's not the tools-it's what we do with them that counts.
Katie and Kristin start with our most important educational goals-literacy, independence, and critical thinking-and helps you connect them to the technology available in your classroom or school. You'll help students dig into texts, research their questions, and create powerful learning communities by using digital tools effectively, responsibly, and in combination with trusted artifacts and print resources.
- explicitly teaching kids how to be effective digital readers and thinkers
- giving students practice with closely reading images, infographics, and video
- emphasizing student ownership and creativity
Whether you are in a 1:1 school, want to squeeze everything you can out of the one device in your classroom, or your school is encouraging you to use more digital tools, read Amplify. You'll discover how to gradually release responsibility to empower students as you-and your students-make the most of any technology.
Audience: K-12 (books says K-6, however it can be easily applied to any grade, any content).
This book study is online from September 22,2019-November 3, 2019 with a follow up day to apply learning in a workshop setting at BOCES on November 15, 2019.
Bring current or upcoming units to work on this day to infuse the strategies and tools learned throughout this text.

Participants must purchase their own copy of the text.

ISBN: 978-0-325-07473-3

Stipends available with district approval

12. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 9/25/2019

This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. The November and March dates will include Book Review sessions. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting

13. CSE Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Audience: Chairpersons

Dates: 9/26/2019

Monthly Chairperson meeting.

14. Assessing Student Writing, Planning Instruction, and Taking it to the Classroom 3-6*CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 10/1/2019

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During this two-day training, Trent will help upper grade teachers develop a deeper understanding of the writing workshop and their students by guiding teachers as they assess student writing, using the information gleaned to plan instruction and, on day two, modeling and coaching teachers in classrooms based on formal and informal assessment data. Trent will also support teachers in using the resources in their units of study materials as they implement these practices.

Trent will begin by giving an overview of the session and goals of the two days. Teachers will be provided a lab guide on day 2 and be expected to participate in activities such as "I do--you do" conferences, etc.

Then, we will have time to debrief in a separate location from the classroom and think more deeply about our learning.

Minimum of 17 to run it and if we don't have 17 by 9/15, we will have to cancel

15. K-2 Lab Day Phonics Units of Study *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 4/8/2020

On this day, Katie will help K-2 teachers delve deeper into the Phonics Units of Study materials. Katie will guide K-2 teachers through the structure of the phonics workshop and the sessions. Katie will model in classrooms and there will be time to debrief and plan. Teachers will leave with a deeper understanding of the materials and how phonics and word study fit within a balanced literacy framework.

The teachers who attend these professional development days should be K-2 teachers who will be/are implementing Phonics Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who attend have had recent support with the Reading and Writing Units of Study, Reading and Writing Workshop, and components of balanced literacy. At least 3-5 days of support and learning in these areas is recommended.

16. McKinney-Vento District Support Leaders - Webinar *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: McKinney-Vento District Support Leaders

Dates: 9/30/2019

Effective Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Unmotivated Students.

17. Book Study- A Teacher's Guide to the Reading Conference- Serravallo*CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 11/8/2019

"Conferring,"writes Jennifer Serrevallo, "is where the magic happens." This book is full of tools to make conferring a success in your classroom. There are many useful videos, templates, and organizing materials to get reading conferences started in your classroom. Use this book study to be responsive to student needs in the realm of reading.

18. K-2 Writing Workshop Conferring and Small Groups Lab Days *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 4/6/2020

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During this two-part training, Katie will help K-2 teachers develop a deeper understanding of conferring and small groups during Writing Workshop. This will include modeling in classrooms. Katie will also support teachers in using the resources in their units of study materials.

Teachers will also have time to debrief in a separate location from the classroom and think more deeply about conferring and small groups in writing workshop.

Prerequisites: The teachers who participate in this professional development day should be K-2 teachers who are implementing Writing Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who participate have had recent support with the Writing Units of Study, Writing Workshop, and components of balanced literacy.

19. Opening the Door to STEM for All Learners *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

Dates: 10/4/2019 to 10/5/2019

STEM job opportunities exceed the qualified workforce. This event is intended to help teachers to expand interest in STEM to learners of all genders, races, and socio-economic backgrounds.
1. October 4th Reception and Keynote Address from Dr. Andrew David. Talk title is "Marine invasive species and the elimination of oceanographic barriers: A new challenge in marine biology"
2. Panel discussion with our visiting researchers to discuss challenges and opportunities in STEM, how diversity, inclusion and equity can strengthen the STEM disciplines, and to share techniques and ideas for inclusive teaching. Visiting researchers include: Dr. Andrew David (Biology, Clarkson) Dr. JamieAnn Meyers (Geology, Winona State), Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue (Physics, SLU), and Dr. Adrienne Rygel (Engineering, SUNY Canton).
3. Diversity in STEM art display featuring art works of influential researchers

Hands on activities and demonstrations will include: Geology- Museum tour and sharing of lesson plans and ideas for integration into the curriculum (e.g. Rocks, Minerals, and their uses; The history of the Earth; Rock formation and classification; Fossils and fossilization)

Augmented reality sandbox demonstration and discussion. Teachers will get a chance to use the sandbox and we will share possible ways to incorporate it into field trips to the SUNY Potsdam campus.
WISER Center visit to learn about ways to incorporate sustainable agriculture, gardening, and plant biology into curriculum.
Animal room visit to learn about the resource and ways teachers can incorporate it into field trips
Drone and GIS demonstration to teacher visitors about the applications of Drone technology and methods for incorporating it into curriculum across the STEM disciplines

Registration will be held on 10/5 from 9:30-10.

Stipends will be issued with district approval

20. Keeping Everyone Safe (2 Days) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/7/2019 to 10/8/2019

Location: Conference Room

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.

    21. K-2 Reading Workshop Conferring and Small Groups Lab Days *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/9/2019 to 4/7/2020

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    During this two-part training, Katie will help K-2 teachers develop a deeper understanding of conferring and small groups during Reading Workshop. This will include modeling in classrooms. Katie will also support teachers in using the resources in their units of study materials.

    Teachers will also have time to debrief in a separate location from the classroom and think more deeply about conferring and small groups in Reading Workshop.

    Prerequisites: The teachers who participate in this professional development day should be K-2 teachers who are implementing Reading Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who participate have had recent support with the Reading Units of Study, Reading Workshop, and components of balanced literacy.
    Space matters! How might we design learning spaces that impact student outcomes in a meaningful way?
    Everyone is talking about active learning spaces, buying lots of furniture and pinning everything we love on Pinterest of what we think classrooms should look like. What do we really need in our physical and virtual learning spaces? What intentional and unintentional messages do your signs send to employees,students, and families. We will explore our current learning environments and reflect on ways to maximize their impact on all they serve.

    Participants must obtain their own copy of the text.

    ISBN: 978-1-945167-01-0

    Stipends available with district approval, 2 hours reading 3 hours in house training.
    This is a hybrid offering, half as an online book study with a follow up in-person work day on December 11, 2019. Our weekly postings will infuse a variety of digital tools and technology to capture our thinking and promote 21 century skills including: communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, character, and global citizenship.
    Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role.
    In her new book, Tish Jennings"
    •an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning"
    •shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.
    Be prepared to apply what you have learned from this text into your classroom. This day will include discussion, new learnings, and practical application in the classroom and across the district.

    Participants must purchase a copy of the text. ISBN 978-0-393-71186-8

    Stipends available with district approval. 14 hours total 8 hours reading, 6 hours in person

    24. Book Study: Text Savvy by Sarah Daunis and Maria Cassiani Iams for Grades 3-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/21/2019 to 11/25/2019


    This book study uses a shared reading framework to build comprehension. These ideas will help transform teacher-led instruction to independent work. The text will go through a five day cycle of shared reading that will support and enhance the reading workshop and read alouds. If you are looking for a step by step book to help low leveled readers this is your book!

    This online book study will take place April 22, 2019- June 10, 2019 online in Schoology.

    Please register in MLP and share with anyone you know who may be interested. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book, it is not included in your Units of Study Kit.

    Stipends may be available from your district, so please check!

    Participants are responsible for purchasing their own books.

    ISBN-13: 978-0-325-01002-1

    25. Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019 to 10/25/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    26. Presenters ONLY- Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019 to 10/25/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    27. Thursday ONLY- Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/24/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    28. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 10/24/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    29. Friday ONLY- Journey Into Literacy (JIL) 2019 Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/25/2019

    The Journey Into Literacy (JIL) Conference returns this fall! Imagining, Discovering, and Cultivating Curiosity is the theme. This year's conference will celebrate narrative, creative, and literary nonfiction and art! Literacy scholar Timothy Walker and young adult author Steve Sheinkin are featured keynotes and will host conference sessions. Illustrator-authors Susan Roth and Elizabeth Zunon, along with local librarians, content area educators, and alumni will also lead conference sessions. For the full schedule, visit JourneyIntoLiteracy.com.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a two-step registration process for school district or BOCES employees. To complete registration go to the JIL website (journeyintoliteracy.com), and complete the conference registration form there as well.

    Deadlines: Registration / Cancellation is 10/12/2019.

    30. Creating Additional Assessments for the IRA Grades 2-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 10/29/2019

    Want to learn how to create your own Independent Reading Assessments, using texts that appeal to your students? The Independent Reading Assessment by Jen Serravallo is a beneficial tool to track a student's comprehension throughout an entire book. In the morning session we will look at breaking down a book and using question stems to build a new assessment. In the afternoon you will work on creating these assessments yourself, using books of your choice. You will leave with 2-3 new IRA's to add to your library! Please bring 1-2 novels that you are familiar with from levels K-W.
    The SLVTLC will provide NEW IRA books for participants.

    31. Creating Additional Assessments for the IRA Work Day Grades 2-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/30/2019

    New ideas....no time to put them to work for you? This is the work day for you! If you attended the first training last summer on 7/11/18 or the current training 7/2/19 come join us for a day of work. Take this gift of time to work with teachers and your new books to create assessments to enhance your IRA library or replace IRA titles that students do not choose.

    32. Planning If ... Then Units for Reading and Writing K-3 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/4/2019


    During this online session, Katie will help teachers with the If " Then materials in their reading and writing units. Specifically, Katie will guide teachers through planning an If " Then unit. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of planning for reading and writing workshop.

    Prerequisites: The teachers who participate in this professional development day should be K-3 teachers who are implementing Writing Units of Study or Reading Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who participate have had recent support with the Writing Units of Study, Writing Workshop, Reading Units of Study, Reading Workshop, and components of balanced literacy.

    Required materials: Teachers will need to bring these books from their units of study materials: If "Then " Curriculum for reading or writing (these aren't spiral books).

    In order to participate effectively, participants should have the following materials:






    • If " Then " Curriculum for reading or writing (these aren't spiral books).

    33. Book Study- Understanding Texts & Readers By Jen Serravallo *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/4/2019 to 12/16/2019

    Are you ready for a deeper understanding of comprehension and how to differentiate your students learning? This is the book to read! Understanding Texts & Readers simplifies text complexity, how to help your readers, and what next to teach each of them. Join us from November 4th - December 16th for this book study.

    Stipends may be available.

    ***You must purchase your own book for this book study--it also has online resources that accompany the purchase of the book.

    ISBN# 978-0-325-10892-6

    34. Planning Effective Professional Development *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/7/2019

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    PD for PD! Are you a leader or teacher leader ready to revamp professional learning? Or maybe you want to up your game and start presenting workshops in your district, regionally, or even nationally!

    We don't have to do meetings and PD the way they have always been done to us. Learn strategies for effective and engaging professional learning sessions leaving lasting impressions on participants.

    35. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/8/2019

    TBD

    36. Inclusive Schools *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/12/2019

    Dr. Julie Causton is founder and CEO of Inclusive Schooling. She is a former Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University. She has spent the past 20 years studying best practices for inclusive education and as a former elementary, middle and high school special education teacher herself, she knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students.

    This interactive presentation is for any teacher, administrator, or CSE chairperson who is interested in creating more inclusive schools. It will be most effective when attended by a team led by a district or building administrator. This session will be filled with useful ideas and strategies for creating inclusive schools that lead to dramatic achievement results through the inclusive shift for students with and without disabilities.

    Billing will be reduced based on number of participants above 50.

    37. Intro to Mindfulness for Educators: A self-care project *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/20/2019

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    Let's face it, life is stressful! Teaching is hard work! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture from the board room, the classroom, and the courtroom, but why? Come and explore this experiential session on mindfulness. You will be gently guided and actively engaged learning foundational mindfulness practices, the importance of establishing your own practice before doing with students, the science and benefits that will impact you personally and professionally. Shannon is a certified mindfulness teacher accredited through The Engaged Mindfulness Institute and The International Mindfulness Teacher's Association.
    Please dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, a journal, and a blanket or mat.

    38. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 11/21/2019

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. Today will include a Book Review session. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    39. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/6/2019

    TBD

    40. SLS Mentor Program Workshop: Everyday Advocacy *CTLE approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

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    Everyday Advocacy for Library Staff. All librarians and library staff are invited to this day of professional learning. Engage in activities that will help you understand how to best advocate for your library program and explore easy-to-use marketing tools like Canva, SMORE, Adobe Spark, and more. Session: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    41. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 12/19/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    42. Book Study- A Teacher's Guide to the Writing Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 1/6/2020 to 3/9/2020

    Anderson has created a teacher-friendly book about conferring with writers. This guide will help anyone working with children to become better writers. There are videos for support and specific language models to bring out your best teaching. He brings great ideas to the classroom on how to start conferring, fitting it into a busy schedule and helping meet diverse needs.

    43. Book Study- Breathing New Life into Book Clubs By Sonja Cherry-Paul *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/10/2020

    Book clubs are the best! However, managing them can be difficult. This is a book written by two practicing teachers that tackle the question of how to run book clubs smoothly and efficiently. Sign up on MLP to join us in this book club from 12/2/19 - 1/13/20. There will be 1 assignments over the holiday break. This book will be useful for everyone in grades 3-8 regardless of the reading curriculum being used.

    ***You must purchase your own book for this book study. Stipends may be available from your school district.

    ISBN# 978-0-325-07685-0

    44. Effective Teaching (Days 1-5) *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: All Educators

    Dates: 1/7/2020 to 2/12/2020

    Location: Conference Rooms A & B

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    If you are looking for a staff in-service experience that is going to result in an immediate and positive impact on both student and staff performance look no further. This baseline staff development workshop has enjoyed rave reviews from every organization that has offered it.

    This five-day workshop is designed to provide your staff with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

    Some outcomes that participants can expect are: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.

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

    45. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 1/9/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    46. Book Study- Patterns of Power *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/9/2020

    Jeff Anderson introduces grammar and conventions in a transferrable way that eliminates endless worksheets and forgettable chants. He shares an approach to instruction with lessons that can be brought right into your classroom. Patterns of Powers has examples of application, student work samples, and reason behind the teaching. Word work seems to be the part of balanced literacy that becomes overlooked. This book study will help to bring it back in a meaningful way supporting what you are already doing!

    47. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. The March date will include a Book Review session. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    48. Units of Study Work Day Grades K-8 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/29/2020

    Come to a work day before the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year is upon us. During this session we will look at the overviews and big goals of the first units of study. Please bring with you the first bends that you will be using to start the year for reading or writing or both. We will create tools to start the year such as charts, paper options and mentor texts. In the afternoon we will break off into small groups to plan as you will need in your classroom. This is the perfect time to ask questions of our colleagues and reflect upon what worked and needs to be tweaked from last year! ***Must be using Units of Study in Reading or Writing. UOS work days are structured planning days. Please join the date that works best for you even if it isn't your specific grade level.

    49. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/31/2020

    TBD

    50. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 2/6/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    51. Intro to Mindfulness for Educators: A self-care project *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/12/2020

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    Let's face it, life is stressful! Teaching is hard work! Mindfulness is becoming increasingly popular in mainstream culture from the board room, the classroom, and the courtroom, but why? Come and explore this experiential session on mindfulness. You will be gently guided and actively engaged learning foundational mindfulness practices, the importance of establishing your own practice before doing with students, the science and benefits that will impact you personally and professionally. Shannon is a certified mindfulness teacher accredited through The Engaged Mindfulness Institute and The International Mindfulness Teacher's Association.
    Please dress comfortably, bring a water bottle, a journal, and a blanket or mat.

    52. SLS Mentor Program Workshop: Core Values in Practice *CTLE approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

    Dates: 2/13/2020

    Location: BOCES ESC

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    Core Values in Practice. All librarians and library staff are invited to this day of professional learning. Refresh your knowledge of the professional values that guide our practice as librarians. We will discuss a variety of professional topics that don't always have easy answers, including intellectual freedom issues in schools, the ALA's new policy on fines and social inequity, and NYLA's new Sustainability Initiative. Session: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    53. Words Their Way: Make and Take Grades 1-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #755 & #3124

    Dates: 2/26/2020

    Do you need a day to plan and prepare your word study component? This is a great opportunity to work with others to organize and create materials to support your students and get a jump start on a routine. We will look at schedules, sorts, online materials, and games. There will be lots of time to explore these ideas and make what you need to start your school year off on the right foot!
    This is a Make and Take session, you will be making SORTS of your choice from start to finish for your specific grade level.

    54. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/28/2020

    TBD

    55. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 3/11/2020

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. Today will include a Book Review session. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    56. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/3/2020

    TBD

    57. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 4/9/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    58. School Library System PLC Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

    Dates: 5/12/2020

    This is one of five priority days of staff development for the professional learning community of school librarians and library staff. The focus of this year's activities is the Re-Imagined Information Fluency Continuum developed by Dr. Barbara Stripling, which is aligned to the updated AASL National School Library Standards. CC/Liaison and SLS Council meetings will be held in the afternoons and detailed agendas will be sent to participants prior to each Library PLC Day. 8:30 - 11:30 Professional development activities; 11:30 - 12:30 Lunch; 12:30 - 2:15 CC/Liaison Meeting; 2:30 - 3:30 School Library System Council Meeting.

    59. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/15/2020

    TBD

    60. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Audience: Chairpersons

    Dates: 6/4/2020

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.