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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 3/27/2019

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. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Dates: 1/24/2019

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Agenda
Updates w/ Dr. Jennifer Myers (Professional Leadership Standards, Next Gen Learning Standards, Restorative Justice); Google Classroom w/ Dave Doe; NYS PreK-3 Admin Association Update w/ Megan Foster; Pre-K Curriculum & Phonics UOS w/ Rachelle Amo; Upcoming Meetings: Possible Topics; and Round Table

The first 3-hour webinar will focus on: An introduction to a hierarchy of nonfiction reading goals set out by Jennifer Serravallo; An introduction to the complexities of NF texts across a span of reading levels; A deep study of formative assessments which will allow us to decide on goals; and An exploration of how we can learn about our students as nonfiction readers across a day, across all contents.

The second 3-hour webinar will focus on: Identifying nonfiction reading goals Identifying whole class needs Identifying individual needs; and Schedules and planning tools and tips to fit it all in.

To gain the most out of this nonfiction series: Bring your chromebook and 3 or more nonfiction texts (any form) you plan to use with your readers in an upcoming study to the first 3-hour webinar; Be prepared to try on new formative assessment tools with your readers in-between the two webinars; and If you have, bring Jennifer Serravallo’s The Reading Strategies Book as well as any unit of study materials or useful nonfiction teaching materials you use or plan to use.

4. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Dates: 1/25/2019

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AGENDA: ECA & AA Presentations-Steve Putman, New Standards for Educational Leaders-Dr. Jennifer Myers, and Round Table.

5. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 1/25/2019

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6. Lead Teacher Evaluator Certification Training for NEW Administrators *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 1/30/2019

Description: During these sessions administrators will receive the necessary training to become certified lead evaluators. This training will help administrators meet the required components of the 3012-C and NEW 3012-D APPR Legislation. A third date for calibration will be agreed upon during this session.

Administrative interns are encourage to attend.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30.
Will you be ready to implement the Next Generation Math Learning Standards by the 2020-2021 school-year? It may seem like we have plenty of time, but there is a lot of work to be done before then. Come collaborate with other teachers from around the region to prioritize the Next Generation Math Learning Standards at your grade level. Through this process, teachers will develop a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Math Learning Standards and begin considering curricular changes necessary for the implementation of the new standards set, including scaffolding, pacing, and assessing. Even if there are minimal changes at your grade level, this is a great opportunity to consider ways to refine your current curriculum to better meet the needs of your students, and collaborate with your regional colleagues.

8. Poor Students, Rich Teaching Book Study for McKinney-Vento Title I Support Leaders

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: McKinney-Vento Title I Support Leaders

Dates: 2/1/2019 to 3/29/2019

Location: Book Study

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Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change presents effective, research-based instructional strategies to ensure all students, regardless of circumstance, graduate college or career ready. Join me in exploring: - the urgency in regard to addressing U.S. poverty - four fresh mindsets to effect change - the importance of building relationships with students - students understanding of achievement as a reachable target - creating a welcoming, high-performing classroom where all students love to learn - engaging all students for success
Will you be ready to implement the Next Generation Math Learning Standards by the 2020-2021 school-year? It may seem like we have plenty of time, but there is a lot of work to be done before then. Come collaborate with other teachers from around the region to prioritize the Next Generation Math Learning Standards at your grade level. Through this process, teachers will develop a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Math Learning Standards and begin considering curricular changes necessary for the implementation of the new standards set, including scaffolding, pacing, and assessing. Even if there are minimal changes at your grade level, this is a great opportunity to consider ways to refine your current curriculum to better meet the needs of your students, and collaborate with your regional colleagues.

10. School Library System Day - 02/06/19 - *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 2/6/2019

Location: BOCES ESC

The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. In the morning (8:30 – 10:30) participants will take part in the first Book Review session of the year, as well as participate in a short activity to follow up on their progress implementing the AASL School Library Standards (10:30 – 11:30). The afternoon will include CC/Liaison updates (12:30 – 2:30) and either committee meetings or a mini-session on a professional development topic taught by a local school librarian (2:30 – 3:00). All school librarians, library aides and assistants are encouraged to attend.

11. Counselor Appreciation Week Luncheon/Mindfullness & Self-Care *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/6/2019

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Len Mackey will be speaking with counselors about Self-Care, Mindfullness and Meditation so that they can recharge during Counselor Appreciate Week.

Cost: Free to members
Membership Fee: $30 - Payment will be made directly to the Northern Zone Counselors.
http://www.northernzone.org/membership.html

12. CSE Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 2/7/2019

Monthly Chairperson meeting.

13. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Dates: 2/8/2019

Agenda TBD

14. Flip it! Creating and Sharing Your Instruction as Video *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 2/11/2019

Flipping your classroom, students absent or just need to review? Learn how you can capture what you are showing on your computer monitor, edit, narrate and post it for your students to access. For this workshop, you will be shown options for both computer-based programs and online programs if you are using a Chromebook. You will also get time to create and work on your own.
Executive functioning skills are crucial for learning and development. They allow students to manage their thoughts, actions, and emotions in order to plan, manage time and organize.

16. Culturally Responsive Education

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/14/2019

Participants will learn how to improve student learning through developing an understanding of the impact of race, culture and language on the learning environment. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) is a research-based method designed to enhance student engagement by implementing strategies to develop stronger relationships, culturally-inclusive curriculum and instruction techniques and positive learning environments.

17. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Dates: 2/15/2019

Agenda TBD
Will you be ready to implement the Next Generation Math Learning Standards by the 2020-2021 school-year? It may seem like we have plenty of time, but there is a lot of work to be done before then. Come collaborate with other teachers from around the region to prioritize the Next Generation Math Learning Standards at your grade level. Through this process, teachers will develop a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Math Learning Standards and begin considering curricular changes necessary for the implementation of the new standards set, including scaffolding, pacing, and assessing. Even if there are minimal changes at your grade level, this is a great opportunity to consider ways to refine your current curriculum to better meet the needs of your students, and collaborate with your regional colleagues.

19. SLL BOCES Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 2/15/2019

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February meeting - NYSCATE VR/AR training

During this one-day training, Katie will help teachers develop an information toolkit that teachers can use for whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction. Across the day Katie will also support teachers in using resources in their units of study materials: If … Then … Curriculum, Writing Pathways, and their grade level information units of study.

The day will begin with exploring the qualities of informational writing. Then, Katie will demonstrate how to create a writing toolkit and provide examples of what might be helpful to put in a writing toolkit. Across the day, teachers will have opportunities to create materials for their information toolkit.

Teachers will leave with an information toolkit that will help them meet the needs of the variety of writers in an information unit of study. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of their informational units of study and of supporting writers with oral language, drawing, and transcription development.

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

Stipends will be based on district approval

21. Creating a Writing Toolkit to Support Opinion Writing (K-2)

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/20/2019


During this one-day training, Katie will help teachers develop an opinion toolkit that teachers can use for whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction. Across the day Katie will also support teachers in using resources in their units of study materials: If … Then … Curriculum, Writing Pathways, and their grade level opinion unit of study.

The day will begin with exploring the qualities of opinion writing. Then, Katie will demonstrate how to create a writing toolkit and provide examples of what might be helpful to put in a writing toolkit. Across the day, teachers will have opportunities to create materials for their opinion toolkit.

Teachers will leave with an opinion toolkit that will help them meet the needs of the variety of writers in an opinion unit of study. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of their opinion unit of study and of supporting writers with oral language, drawing, and transcription development.

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

Stipends will be based on district approval

22. Effective Teaching for Administrators (2-Day Workshop) *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/20/2019 to 2/21/2019

Location: TBA

This two day session is designed to provide administrators and supervisors an opportunity to work with those supervisory techniques that result in the development and maintenance of positive instructional skills and a positive instructional relationship with staff.

This includes such areas as:
  • meaningful instructional support,
  • enhanced climate,
  • input and communication,
  • student management, and
  • time on task management strategies.
  • This training will focus on restorative justice practices in K-12 while focusing on the way that community building circles can increase trust, social capital, and support community norm ownership in the classroom. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to create, utilize, and encourage equitable sharing in the classroom through community building circles.
    This training will focus on the how to begin, grow, and sustain whole school implementation of restorative practices. Participants will leave with an understanding of various restorative justice implementation models and best practices.

    25. Book Study: The EduProtocol Field Guide by Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/1/2019 to 5/1/2019

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    Would you like some great lesson frameworks that can work for any subject area, are a snap to set up and can be reused throughout the year?

    This book includes frameworks (EduProtocols) and ideas for smart ways to start your year to build community, maximize learning, and have fun with your students. Although the focus of the book is on instruction and not necessarily technology, the frameworks are also wonderful ways to incorporate easy-to-use technologies in ways that don’t require a lot of setup and can be mastered by students after a few repetitions.

    This book study will be mostly a “read and do” format, where you’ll get to try some of the activities from the book as a student so you’ll have a better idea of what they’d be like if you tried them with a class.

    This online book study will take place from March 1st, 2019 to May 1st, 2019 online in Schoology.

    IBSN: 978-1946444608

    *Participants are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the text.
    *Stipends may be available. Check with your district for more information on stipends.

    26. Mindfulness for Teachers *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/4/2019

    Feeling overwhelmed from external pressures and a seemingly constant stream of educational changes beyond our control? Are your students experiencing increased stress and lacking self-awareness within the context of learning and the productive struggle? Mindfulness for Teachers can transform your classroom and ability to embrace the challenges we face as educators. From the top down, this training offers small steps over time that can lead to big changes in your professional world. Benefits from this training include strategies to reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-awareness, improve focus, engage in reflective problem solving, increase productivity, enhance the growth mindset and improve resiliency.
    Registration will be held from 8-8:30. Please bring a laptop if you have one available.

    27. Book Study: Assessing Writers By Carl Anderson Grades K-8 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/4/2019 to 4/15/2019


    When conferring with students during your writing time do you feel like you only talk about punctuation? Are you in need of help to determine what is the most important information to confer and assess writers? Me too! This book is a wonderful tool that provides ready to use ideas for assessment. It looks at individualizing plans for each student and how to use the plan. This is an easy to read text full of great practical and implementable ideas for anyone in grades K-8.

    This book study runs from March 4, 2019 - April 15, 2019 online in Schoology. Please register in MLP and share with anyone who may be interested. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book, it is 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: 0-325-00581-8

    28. Responsive Classroom Advanced Course for Elementary Educators for Grades K-6 *CTLE Approved

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/5/2019 to 3/14/2019

    Prerequisite: The Responsive Classroom Course

    This four-day Responsive Classroom Advanced Course will entail the following.

    Deepen the skills you learned in the Responsive Classroom Course and learn additional Responsive Classroom strategies in two main areas: Engaging Academics and Effective Management.
    Engaging Academics: Motivate and Excite Your Students. Students learn best from lessons that connect with their lives and interests. You'll learn how to design appropriately challenging, active and interactive lessons that deepen student learning. Topics include:
    - Integrating academics into your Morning Meeting
    - Promoting autonomy by drawing on students' strengths and interests
    - Using open-ended questions to spark curiosity, understanding, and reflection
    - Remove barriers to student engagement

    Effective Management: Strategies for Challenging Behaviors. A positive, respectful approach to discipline can transform your classroom. Create a positive climate for learning and discover proactive approached to misbehavior that will help to keep the focus on learning. Topics include: - Understanding why students misbehave and how to set them up for success - Learning when and how to effectively use logical consequences - Organize the classroom to support student learning - Using problem-solving conferences to address significant issues with individual students
    This professional development, From Page to Stage, for teachers attending the play Twelfth Night presented by Community Performance Series at SUNY Potsdam, will focus on student engagement along with building a “Toolbox for Success” through personal awareness and growth. There will also be an opportunity for collaborative networking between workshop participants.

    Sessions will be led by:

    • Josh Vink, Assistant Professor for SUNY Potsdam’s Department of Theatre and Dance

    • Juliet Bellinger, certified in teaching “Shakespeare Conquest” created by the Leadership Education Mentoring Institute (LEMI)

    • Jenny Morrill, 5th grade teacher at Colton-Pierrepont Central School District, whose expertise is Mindfulness in the Classroom.

    Information presented will not solely focus on instruction for Twelfth Night; it will be applicable to the teaching of any of Shakespeare’s works.

    Substitute teacher reimbursement will be available through The St. Lawrence Valley Teachers’ Learning Center for St. Lawrence County area teachers.

    (Sponsored by the Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center, Community Performance Series at SUNY Potsdam and The St. Lawrence Valley Teachers’ Learning Center) CTLE credit documentation will be available.

    Alternate date in case of inclement weather – March 7, 2019

    30. 15 Ideas to Create a Student Centered Classroom. *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    The day will begin with introductions and sharing. Please bring an idea to share that encourages student centered learning.
    5 Learning Protocols
    Quiz Quiz Trade
    Take a Stand
    Back to Back Face to Face
    Roll Call
    Get Back to Me

    5 Formative Assessments
    GimKit (freemium)
    Nearpod (freemium)
    PearDeck (freemium)
    Google Classroom (Mobile)
    Quizizz (free)

    5 Ways to Amplify Student Voice
    Google Classroom (Mobile)
    FlipGrid
    Padlet
    YouTube (mobile)
    Podcasting - Gosynth.com

    The day will end with supported work time to incorporate new ideas into a lesson for next week.

    31. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 03/13/19 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: Pariticipants in the 2018-2019 SLS Mentoring Program

    Dates: 3/13/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

    The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2018-2019 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. Participants are encouraged to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.

    32. School Library System (SLS) Council Meeting 03/13/2019

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 3/13/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

    This is an official meeting of the St. Lawrence-Lewis SLS Council, which works with the SLS Director to recommend policy, do long-range and short-range planning, including overseeing the development of the system's Plan of Service, approve the annual system budget and the system's annual report, and evaluate the system's services.

    33. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/15/2019

    Agenda TBD

    34. Higher Expectations Lead to Increased Student Success *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/18/2019

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    Explore the research on the impact of teacher perceptions and expectations Connect the Instructional Core and Task Predicts performance to task design Apply a template for cognitively challenging tasks to their own content

    35. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/21/2019

    Agenda TBD

    36. SLCMEA STAFF DAY 2019 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 3/22/2019

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    **You must also register directly with Laura Gilbert for individual sessions as there is limited space. You can register at :https://slcmea.org/staffday19

    FEES: (checks made out to SLCMEA and sent to c/o Laura Gilbert - Morristown Central School , 408 Gouverneur St., Morristown, NY 13664
    -$20 Registration Fee for non-SLCMEA Teachers
    -$10 Registration Fee for College Students
    -*no fee for members of SLCMEA
    -Registration will begin at 7:45am
    Session Choices and Times:
    8:15-8:45: Keynote Speaker
    News from NYSSMA - Live In The (K)Now! - Jonathan Hunkins

    9:00-11:00 (choose one)
    - High School Musical Theater: All of the Basics
    - Topics in Elementary Music: Movement and More!
    - Tech Time: “Mobile and Chromebook and Desktops, Oh My!”

    11:00-12:00 (choose one)
    - Choral Music Reading Session: Various Voicings from J.W. Pepper
    - Functional Guitar for Middle and High School
    - Everyone Should Play the Clarinet: Clarinet Clinic

    12:00-1:00
    LUNCH
    1:00-3:00 (choose one)
    -Old and New Vocal Solo Gems in the NYSSMA Manual
    -Emerging Ensembles: Steel Drums and New Orleans Brass Bands
    -NYSSMA Solo Fest: Band

    Registration will begin at 7:45am

    37. Changing With the Times: the New NYSED School Counseling Regulations

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/22/2019

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    Carol Dahir will teach counselors the new standards for all Counseling Departments in New York State. She will also be allowing time for each counseling department to create and discuss implementation of their K-12 Comprehensive Guidance Plans.

    Lunch on your own 11:30-12:30

    Cost: Free to Members- Payment will be made directly to the Northern Zone Counselors.
    $20 for non-members
    $30 to become a member
    http://www.northernzone.org/membership.html

    38. Converting Food to Energy: Recovering food waste and transforming it to a reusable product *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 3/22/2019

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    This full-day professional development workshop will provide the opportunity to learn about ‘resource recovery’ using anaerobic digestion to produce energy and fertilizer from food and other organic waste. Participants will learn about issues surrounding food waste and the science behind anaerobic digestion, and will practice hands-on classroom activities appropriate for upper elementary through high school science. Stipends are available for teachers who develop and submit classroom modules based on workshop materials. The day will wrap up with a visit to a full-scale anaerobic digester at a local farm.

    39. Foreign Language Teaching Conference*CTLE Approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 3/22/2019

    The goals of this one-day conference for language teachers: By the end of this conference, teachers should have more knowledge about the following topics:




    •Practical applications of technology to teaching languages and cultures




    •Traditional and non-traditional ways of teaching culture




    •Assessment




    •Approaches to teaching proficiency (TPRS, Flipped classroom etc.)

    Some of the suggested topics for session proposals include:





    •Google tools in the classroom




    •Introducing culture in a non-traditional way [music, maps, comics, fables, cartoons]




    •Promoting proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing




    •Integrating language and culture




    •Using technology in language teaching




    •Cultural diversity through language teaching




    •Gaming in the language classroom




    •Online and Hybrid teaching




    •Languages across the curriculum




    •Assessment
    Please register at https://blogs.stlawu.edu/nc2019/ as well. Thank you.

    40. Health and Wellness Expo *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 3/22/2019


    Each day school staff dedicate time and energy to support their students' health and wellness- from incorporating nutrition education into classroom lessons to serving healthy meals with a smile in the cafeteria. We encourage our students to be aware of and make choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. However, it is just as important to remember that staff need their health supported, too. On March 22, 2019, Massena Central School District will host a regional "Health and Wellness Expo." The goal is to develop health-promoting knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that will facilitate a climate that fosters a healthy well-being.

    With a BS in Health Education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, and an MS in Ed/Curriculum and Instruction from Portland State University, Jess Lawrence- the keynote speaker, began her career as a middle school health teacher in Portland, Oregon. Over the summer of 2013, Jess completed a 90-day life goal of bicycling 4200 miles across the United States from Oregon to Rhode Island and raised over $22,000 for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, an organization working to eliminate childhood obesity. We are excited to have Jessica share her story. You can check her out at http://www.cairnguidance.com/ .

    Based on a fall survey, here are just some of the topics and activities we hope to provide. Job Stress Relief Techniques, Worksite Wellness, Chair Yoga, Mindfulness, Work/Life Balance, Resiliency, Cancer, CPR/AED, First Aid Certification, Stretching, Self Defense, Fitness, Zumba, Pilates, Pickleball, Paddle Boarding, Outdoor Activities, Substance Abuse and Prevention, Caring for an Aging Family, Whole Foods Nutrition, Immunizations, Essential Oils and others.

    Vendors will be available to answer questions on many health related topics. We recommend casual or athletic dress.

    Registration will be held from 7:30-8am and the Expo will be at 8. Lunch will be provided.
    This workshop is designed to offer guidance and technical advice for using food and nutrition-based curricula from New York Agriculture in the Classroom and from the Green Bronx Machine. Activities will focus teachers on: logistics of growing plants in the classroom, where the curriculum meets the CC and NGSS and peer teacher mentoring opportunities. The goal is to have teachers feel confident enough to adopt these highly successful methods for their classes. The workshop is needed to ensure both individual teacher success using PBL methods, anchored in food and nutrition, and to help build a community of practice where teachers can share ideas, activities, challenges and opportunities associated with their PBL experiences. Part of the workshop will be hosted in the greenhouses of the Wagner Institute of Sustainability and Ecological Research (WISER) Center. This space is located in Stowell Hall on the SUNY Potsdam campus. It affords a unique facility for discovering and interacting with plants that will hopefully inspire teacher participation in PBL.

    42. Teach like a Pirate: Un-Conference *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/22/2019

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    Dave Burgess, author of Teach like a Pirate, will provide a keynote followed by breakout sessions for this Un-Conference. An Un-Conference is different than a regular conference as it allows participants to choose their own learning path. Most sessions will be taught by area teachers and a few by Dave Burgess.

    Breakout sessions will fall into strands including technology, student-centered learning, social emotional learning, school safety, and more. Participants will be able to select their desired sessions from a detailed list of descriptions in advance guaranteeing their spot. Join your area colleagues at the Un-Conference to choose your own learning path for the day.

    Registration will be held from 7:20-7:50 with keynote starting promptly at 8.

    Lunch will be on your own

    43. Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Students *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/22/2019

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    This presentation 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. It provides participants with a "sampling" of topics to increase their awareness of the characteristics, needs, and alternative intervention strategies which work with children and youth who offer greater behavioral challenges to those adults who work with them. Participants will learn about the conflict cycle and how to stop it as well as some practical techniques they can immediately apply in their everyday interactions with young people During this presentation participants will also be introduced to the different types of stress and how the brain and the body respond under stressful and traumatic conditions. Participants will be introduced to the effects of this stress on both behavior and learning.

    44. NCATA Staff Development Day *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/22/2019

    This professional development day is hosted by North Country Art Teachers Association (NCATA) at Ogdensburg Free Academy CSD. Workshops will include printmaking, ceramics, digital art and framing techniques. The new NYS Media Arts Standards will also be covered, as there will be round table discussions to provide educators a chance to talk about current Art Education practices.
    Phase 1 of the implantation transition to the next generation standards is coming to an end. Phase two starts this spring and continues through the next school year. This day is intended to provide teachers with the understanding needed to begin phase 2 work. The day will be divided into two half day sessions for your grade level band. Half day will be spent focusing on ELA and the other half on Math.

    46. Preparing for Phase 2 of The Next Generation Standards Implementation PK-2

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/22/2019

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    Phase 1 of the implantation transition to the next generation standards is coming to an end. Phase two starts this spring and continues through the next school year. This day is intended to provide teachers with the understanding needed to begin phase 2 work. The day will be divided into two half day sessions for your grade level band. Half day will be spent focusing on ELA and the other half on Math.

    47. Makey Makey *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/27/2019

    Why Makey Makey? We believe that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. We believe that everyone can create the future and change the world. So we have dedicated our lives to making easy-to-use invention kits. We believe that the whole world is a construction kit, if we choose to see it that way. We want to help people start to think of themselves as makers and agents of change. When you have the "Maker's Mindset", you know you can change the world. Each participant will receive a Makey Makey kit.

    48. Number Talks Book Study *CTLE APPROVED*

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

    Dates: 4/1/2019 to 4/30/2019

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    Number talks were developed for classroom teachers to engage students in “mental math” through grappling with interesting mathematics problems. Educators can use number talks regularly as introductions to the day’s mathematical practice, as “warm ups” for other lessons, or as stand-alone extended engagements with mathematical concepts.
    Books have been provided by the St. Lawerence Valley Teachers' Learning Center, you will NOT need to purchase the book one will be sent to you.

    There will not be any assignments due during spring break.

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

    49. Prioritizing the Next Generation Math Learning Standards UPK/K *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/4/2019

    New
    Will you be ready to implement the Next Generation Math Learning Standards by the 2020-2021 school-year? It may seem like we have plenty of time, but there is a lot of work to be done before then. Come collaborate with other teachers from around the region to prioritize the Next Generation Math Learning Standards at your grade level. Through this process, teachers will develop a deeper understanding of the Next Generation Math Learning Standards and begin considering curricular changes necessary for the implementation of the new standards set, including scaffolding, pacing, and assessing. Even if there are minimal changes at your grade level, this is a great opportunity to consider ways to refine your current curriculum to better meet the needs of your students, and collaborate with your regional colleagues.

    50. School Library System Day - 04/09/19 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 4/9/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. In the morning (8:30 – 10:30) participants will take part in the second Book Review session of the year, as well as participate in a short activity to follow up on their progress implementing the AASL School Library Standards (10:30 – 11:30). The afternoon will include CC/Liaison updates (12:30 – 2:30) and either committee meetings or a mini-session on a professional development topic taught by a local school librarian (2:30 – 3:00). All school librarians, library aides and assistants are encouraged to attend.

    51. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/11/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/22/2019 to 6/10/2019


    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

    53. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/10/2019

    Agenda TBD

    54. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting - Arija Linauts from NYSTEACHS will be presenting

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/14/2019

    New
    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

    55. LRC/SNAP Forum 05/15/2019 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 5/15/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

    This event includes a meeting of the LRC Coordinators and professional development activities relating to media literacy.

    56. School Library System (SLS) Council Meeting 05/15/2019

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 5/15/2019

    Location: BOCES ESC

    This is an official meeting of the St. Lawrence-Lewis SLS Council, which works with the SLS Director to recommend policy, do long-range and short-range planning, including overseeing the development of the system's Plan of Service, approve the annual system budget and the system's annual report, and evaluate the system's services.

    57. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/16/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    58. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/17/2019

    Agenda TBD

    59. K-8 NYS Science Learning Standards *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 5/20/2019

    New
    This one-day workshop is designed to assist K-8 teachers in implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). An introduction to the standards will be provided for newcomers, but we will also be building on previous workshops with a deep dive into 3-dimensional assessment and engineering design. We will be sharing a wide variety of new high-quality NYSSLS-aligned curricular materials now on the market.

    60. Culturally Responsive Education

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/21/2019

    Participants will learn how to improve student learning through developing an understanding of the impact of race, culture and language on the learning environment. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) is a research-based method designed to enhance student engagement by implementing strategies to develop stronger relationships, culturally-inclusive curriculum and instruction techniques and positive learning environments.

    61. Making the Most of Your Math Block *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/31/2019

    New
    How am I possibly going to fit it all in? What are the essential elements of math instruction/learning? How should I structure student groups? How can I transition without losing too much instructional time? What resources are available (including technology)?

    Come explore the answers to these questions with Danielle Colterman (Instructional Math Coach) and Ron Jacobs (Instructional Technology Coach), and leave with options to help you get creative in structuring your math block.

    62. Choose Your Own Adventure*CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 6/5/2019

    We’ll have our wizards in residence here to lend support as you forge your way through integrating technology into your class. This day will be flexible and based on your needs. We’ll work to adapt to what your goals for the day are, whether you need some quick training to get started with a program, some coaching to figure out what you want to do, or some time to prepare things for your class with a little support in case you get stuck.

    63. K-8 NYS Science Learning Standards *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    New
    This one-day workshop is designed to assist K-8 teachers in implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). An introduction to the standards will be provided for newcomers, but we will also be building on previous workshops with a deep dive into 3-dimensional assessment and engineering design. We will be sharing a wide variety of new high-quality NYSSLS-aligned curricular materials now on the market.

    64. CSE Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 6/6/2019

    Monthly Chairperson meeting.

    65. 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

    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.

    66. 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

    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.

    67. 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.

    68. 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.