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1. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 1/4/2018

Monthly meeting

2. NYS Art Standards Rollout

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

Dates: 1/9/2018

New
New York State recently approved the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. A NYSED developed joint arts professional development session for Music, Visual and Media Arts Educators provided by NYSED trained presenters.

Standards Overview will Include:
- Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Goals
- Artistic Literacy
- Structure of the New NYS Arts Standards
- NYS Artistic Processes, Anchor Standards, and Performance Indicators
- Coding of the NYS Arts Standards
- How to use Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EU's and EQ's)
- Inclusion strategies for the new arts standards

There will be time for Discipline Specific Breakout Sessions that will include the following:
- Using the new Standards to drive curriculum development
- Contemporary discipline specific practices and goals
- Student focused learning

3. NYS Music Standards Rollout

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

Dates: 1/9/2018

New
New York State recently approved the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. A NYSED developed joint arts professional development session for Music, Visual and Media Arts Educators provided by NYSED trained presenters.

Standards Overview will Include:
- Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Goals
- Artistic Literacy
- Structure of the New NYS Arts Standards
- NYS Artistic Processes, Anchor Standards, and Performance Indicators
- Coding of the NYS Arts Standards
- How to use Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EU's and EQ's)
- Inclusion strategies for the new arts standards

There will be time for Discipline Specific Breakout Sessions that will include the following:
- Using the new Standards to drive curriculum development
- Contemporary discipline specific practices and goals
- Student focused learning
This three-hour webinar will be kicked-off by addressing the comprehension categories readers need to be successful with before focusing on the category of themes and ideas. It is recommended that participants have some knowledge of the preceding categories of comprehension (plot and setting, character, vocabulary and figurative language) before participating in this webinar.

Then some time will be spent on helping participants understand the skills associated with the work of themes and ideas as well as the shifts of themes and ideas complexity across fiction reading levels. Most importantly, Lea will offer practical ways participants can support readers as they tackle the work of themes and ideas as they read, talk about, and write in response to their just-right texts.

The afternoon will be a gift of time! Teachers are encouraged to bring picture books and/or short texts which they can use alongside the knowledge from the webinar to practice and plan for ways they can support their readers who are ready for the work of themes and ideas.

To participate effectively, it is recommended that you bring:
-A laptop
-The Reading Strategies Book
-Picture books and/or short texts at or around the just right level of the readers who are ready for this work
Note: Participants will receive one read aloud text per session and are asked to bring other favorites to share. *$50 of this workshop will not be aidable due to purchasing of the books
Recommended Text: The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
Day 1 — Focusing on Character Work This is part I of a three part series of webinars focusing on utilizing read aloud to engage students in higher level reading skills. The first part of the webinar will focus on planning effective read alouds using listening prompts, turn-and-talks, and stop-and-jots. Next Lauren, will discuss how reading with an emphasis on characters will enhance comprehension. She will focus on inference and envisioning. Day 2 — Plot and Setting Part II of this three part webinar series will continue to focus on utilizing read aloud to support readers’ higher level comprehension. Lauren will discuss plot and setting and how to prompt readers to think more deeply about a text. As Lauren demonstrates a read aloud, she will use prompts to will support a variety of reading skills including: monitoring for meaning, summarizing and envisioning. Next, Lauren will discuss how to integrate quick jots or writing about reading into your read alouds. In the afternoon, participants will work in grade level cohorts to plan a variety of read alouds.

Day 3 — Themes, Ideas and Figurative Language During this session, participants will continue to explore how read aloud can support higher level comprehension. This webinar will focus on prompting readers to both notice and comprehend unfamiliar vocabulary and figurative language as they read. In addition, Lauren will help you imagine ways to help readers think beyond the text to grow ideas and identify themes. Lauren will model an interactive read aloud with a whole class conversation.

Note: Participants will receive one read aloud text and are asked to bring other favorites to share.

6. Instructional Rounds- Classroom Visit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/11/2018

This training will provide participants with a complete understanding of Instructional Rounds including:
* What Rounds Is/Isn't
* Level of Commitment
* Evidence Collection
* Tools and Resources
* Role specific responsibilities
Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands - or ten - in your classroom? At this session we will practice digitally cloning ourselves so we can be two places at once for our students - using some handy tech tools to build a "blended learning" classroom!

We'll work on creating a blended learning approach that works for your classroom, and practice using the digital tools that will help you make it happen.

We will have time set aside to work and build resources for our classrooms, so please bring any materials that you feel would be helpful for you to use as a reference.

If you have devices in your class please bring one with you to have an accurate idea of how things will work for your students.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

8. Mathematics Learning Standards for 5th Grade

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/11/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

9. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/12/2018

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting
Many experts in the field, including Fountas and Pinnell and Jennifer Serravallo, have taught us that level A through I/J readers require a great deal of explicit instruction along with scaffolds and coaching related to the goals of print work and fluency. This work is what helps (most) readers make meaning of the books they are reading (comprehension) and allows them to have conversations about those books. Whereas readers at level J/K are ready to shift their focus from print work and fluency and put more effort into finding deeper meaning in the texts they read. In turn, these readers are able to have stronger conversations about those texts and write about their reading more frequently and more meaningfully. This knowledge, coupled many requests from frustrated teachers about how to support readers as they make the transition from levels G, H, I into J and K led me to create a transitional reading log for readers while they are reading at levels G, H, I. This reading log stands on the shoulders of Jennifer Serravallo's work around comprehension strands as detailed in her work titled Independent Reading Assessment as well as Richard Allington and Tim Rasinski's research supporting the power of rereading texts at these levels.
This three-hour webinar will explore ways we can support readers at levels G, H, I, and even J as they experience the need to become more automatic in their ability to tackle words and to become more fluent as they read in order put more attention, effort, and energy into making even bigger meaning, having stronger conversations, and writing more deeply about their reading.
The rest of the day will be a gift of time for you and your colleagues to reflect upon this work.

In order to participate effectively, please bring with you the following materials:
-Laptop
-The Reading Strategies Book
-A few leveled texts (3-5) at each of the following levels: G, H, I, J

11. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 1/19/2018

TBD
This is a full day required training for teachers administering the NYSAA for ELA, Math, and Science. 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. It will be held on January 22nd from 8:30 until 3:00 and please bring a laptop. There will be a one hour lunch break. Lunch is on your own. It will be held at the BOCES Center in Canton, Conference room A.

13. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 1/25/2018

TBD

14. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 5 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/26/2018

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat.

15. Mathematics Learning Standards for 3rd Grade

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/26/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

16. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 1/26/2018

Network meeting.
Training for "Returning Users": Teachers Administering the New York State Alternate Assessment in ELA, Math, Science (Grades 3-8 plus HS). As a result of this training, teachers will be certified to administer this assessment.

18. Google Certified Educator Institute- Level 2 *CTLE Approved

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 1/30/2018

This Institute is intended for educators who have taken the Google Certified Educator Level 1 workshop and who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for employing Google Apps in more depth. 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 Google Apps; 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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

19. Helping Students Help Themselves in a 1:1 Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 1/30/2018

Would you like to use some technology tricks to help support your students when they read and write - but in a way that doesn't consume all of your time?

At this workshop, we'll be taking a look at a variety of reading, writing and accessibility tools and tips that students can use on their own to support their needs. A few examples of some types of tools we'll address are: tools to help students self-assess their writing, hear web pages read aloud, and accessibility tools for adjusting screens for students with visual needs.  

We will have time set aside to work and build resources for our classrooms, so please bring any materials that you feel would be helpful for you to use as a reference.

If you have devices in your class please bring one with you to have an accurate idea of how things will work for your students.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

20. Mathematics Learning Standards for 4th Grade

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/2/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

21. Mindfulness for Teachers *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/5/2018 to 4/4/2018

Imagine creating a space where your presence and your classroom culture cultivates the skills of connection, caring, and compassion as a way to create a “centered state of ease” before and during learning. This mindful mindset can translate into lifelong skills with continued practice, support, and exploration. You will leave with mini-lessons ready to go designed in preparation for the State Exams without reducing the amount of curriculum you teach. In this workshop you will learn how to


• Connect how the curriculum shifts can be enhanced with mindful moments


• Recognize and soothe the fight, flight, and freeze response


• Teach observing and reflecting when responding to stimulus


• Enhance the growth mindset and executive functioning skills


• Instill kindness and compassion within the culture of learning


• Create mini-lessons for problem-solving and new habits of mind


• Promote learning how to connect and engage within the present moment


• Sharpen the ability to be at ease as teachers and students alike, navigate their daily lives


• Reduce cortisol, blood pressure, and boost the immune system


• Reduce negative student behaviors due to trauma and adversity Mindfulness is a mindset, an intention, and a skill that can be nurtured to improve how individuals navigate stress and it improves the landscape of self-awareness. It is a practice that can be brought into the classroom without sacrificing a large amount of time. Mindfulness improves relationship building and student engagement within a school’s learning environment.
Dates:

February 5, 2018- Full day workshop will be held at BOCES

Webinar-March 7, 2018 3:30-4:30

Webinar- April 4, 2018 3:30-4:30
This three-hour webinar will be kicked-off by addressing the comprehension categories readers need to be successful with before focusing on the category of themes and ideas. It is recommended that participants have some knowledge of the preceding categories of comprehension (plot and setting, character, vocabulary and figurative language) before participating in this webinar.

Then some time will be spent on helping participants understand the skills associated with the work of themes and ideas as well as the shifts of themes and ideas complexity across fiction reading levels. Most importantly, Lea will offer practical ways participants can support readers as they tackle the work of themes and ideas as they read, talk about, and write in response to their just-right texts.

The afternoon will be a gift of time! Teachers are encouraged to bring picture books and/or short texts which they can use alongside the knowledge from the webinar to practice and plan for ways they can support their readers who are ready for the work of themes and ideas.

To participate effectively, it is recommended that you bring:
-A laptop
-The Reading Strategies Book
-Picture books and/or short texts at or around the just right level of the readers who are ready for this work

23. School Library System Day - 02/07/18 - *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 2/7/2018

Location: Conf. Rooms A & B

The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities, which will include the Fall Book Review 2017 session (2 hrs), Cataloging/OPALS training (1 hr), and the CC/Liaison update session in the afternoon. All school librarians, library assistants and library aides are encouraged to attend.

24. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 2/8/2018

Monthly meeting

25. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 2/9/2018

TBD

26. Positivity Project Implementation Training *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/13/2018

New
The Positivity Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering America's youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. This training will equip educators with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to teach their students positive psychology's 24 character strengths.


Every 11/42 weeks, students learn about a new character strength. By leveraging Positivity Project resources, provided free of cost, teachers use approximately 10-15 minutes per day to lead a discussion about that week's strength. Teachers are equipped with resources, but encouraged to tailor daily character education to their students' unique needs.


Students emerge with genuine self-confidence, greater appreciation for others, and stronger relationships 1/4 thereby building positive and enduring individual habits, and cultivating an enhanced sense of community in classrooms and school-wide.

Registration will be held from 7:30-8

27. Student Projects for the 1:1  Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 2/13/2018

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, Drawing and more.  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, Animation,  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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

28. Mathematics Learning Standards for 2nd Grade

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/15/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

29. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 2/16/2018

TBD

30. Chemistry/Physical Science

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/16/2018

New
Chemistry/Physical science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.

Middle level Physical Science teachers are invited to participate as the development of knowledge across grade bands is critical to the learning of students at the high school level.

Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).

31. 21st Century Learning Design Camp - NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 2/27/2018 to 2/28/2018

This program gives teachers from any discipline or student age group the tools to build 21st century skills into their lessons. In addition, it provides a common language and framework to help teachers build complementary skill development opportunities across the curriculum, and provides a process for ongoing teacher collaboration around 21st century instructional design.

The core of 21CLD is a hands-on workshop to introduce the dimensions of 21CLD and then to allow teachers to try out the ideas in their classrooms and discuss the results. In the work-shop setting, teachers work together using research-based definitions, rubrics, and lesson examples to recognize and design instruction that supports

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

32. Mathematics Learning Standards for 1st Grade

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/28/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

33. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 6 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat.

34. Discipline with Dignity

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

Discipline with Dignity is a flexible program for effective school and classroom management that teaches responsible thinking, cooperation, mutual respect, and shared decision-making.

Discipline with Dignity equips teachers and administrators with classroom skills and techniques that enable them to spend less time dealing with behavioral problems and more time on positive interactions with students and on instruction.

Discipline with Dignity presents teachers with the framework, tools, and skills, for carrying out their own effective classroom management, and furnishes administrators with information and a basis for setting school-wide policy. Designed to allow teachers more time for instruction in a classroom environment conducive to learning, this approach also helps children develop a sense of self-esteem and gives them the encouragement and tools necessary for making responsible decisions in their lives, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Discipline with Dignity has been applied in classrooms throughout the world. The programs popularity stems from the outstanding results obtained by K-12 teachers, principals, counselors, parents and others who work with children. Discipline with Dignity is an insightful, motivating and practical approach that can be adapted to fit the needs of any district, school or community.

35. Explore the Next Generation Math Standards for Grade 6-8 Math Teachers

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/5/2018

New
Grade 6-8 math teachers will explore the changes in the Next Generation Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Examine the development of topics across the grade band to better understand how to meet the needs of ALL learners. Collaborate with your colleagues at this intermediate level math professional development opportunity.

36. Choose Your Own Adventure *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 3/12/2018

If you've been following your own technology path but need a little wizard guidance to take it a step further, this day is for you!

We'll have three wizards in residence to lend support as you forge your way through integrating technology into your class. We will share the latest updates and trending tools, as well as tips, tricks and resources based on how you are currently using technology, and provide personalized support based on the specific needs of your class.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

37. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 03/15/18 - *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: Pariticipants in the 2017-2018 SLS Mentoring Program

Dates: 3/15/2018

Location: Conf. Room C

The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2017-2018 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.

38. Physics/Physical Science

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/16/2018

New
Physics/Physical science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.

Middle level Physical Science teachers are invited to participate as the development of knowledge across grade bands is critical to the learning of students at the high school level.

Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).

39. Math & Movement Symposium *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 3/20/2018 to 3/21/2018

This two-day intensive Math & Movement training, held at Ogdensburg Free Academy will focus on movement-based learning strategies to support the NYS Math Standards and boost student achievement.

40. Mathematics Learning Standards for Kindergarten

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/20/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

41. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 3/22/2018

TBD

42. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 3/23/2018

TBD

43. MS/HS Life Sciences

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/23/2018

New
MS/HS Life Science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.
Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).

44. Explore the Next Generation Math Standards for Algebra Teachers

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/26/2018

New
Algebra teachers will explore the changes in the Next Generation Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Examine the development of topics including pre-requisite standards and the expected learning for future courses to better understand how to meet the needs of ALL learners. Collaborate with your colleagues at this professional development opportunity.

45. Mathematics Learning Standards for Pre-K

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/26/2018

New
Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

46. APL Effective Teaching refresher *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/28/2018

*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

47. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/29/2018

"In this one-day introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach you'll learn how Responsive Classroom practices help teachers to foster positive community, integrate academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior.
- Hear about the characteristics of teacher language that promote respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities
- Explore interactive modeling—a structure to introduce routines and procedures in a clear and concise way
- Participate in interactive learning structures you can use with your class to make lessons more engaging
- Examine how the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning

You will also have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video ofResponsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K1/48."

48. NYS Art Standards Rollout

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

Dates: 3/29/2018

New
New York State recently approved the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts. A NYSED developed joint arts professional development session for Music, Visual and Media Arts Educators provided by NYSED trained presenters.

Standards Overview will Include:
- Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Goals
- Artistic Literacy
- Structure of the New NYS Arts Standards
- NYS Artistic Processes, Anchor Standards, and Performance Indicators
- Coding of the NYS Arts Standards
- How to use Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EU's and EQ's)
- Inclusion strategies for the new arts standards

There will be time for Discipline Specific Breakout Sessions that will include the following:
- Using the new Standards to drive curriculum development
- Contemporary discipline specific practices and goals
- Student focused learning
*$60 of this training will not be aidable due to purchasing of materials for training
Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Teachers, and Teachers of Readers at Levels A-M

Do you want to learn how a deeper knowledge of reading development and text complexity can power your teaching? Join us to learn more about the power of text levels and how a deeper understanding of this teacher tool can help you can plan more effectively for whole class, small group, and one-on-one instruction. During this hands-on institute you will learn more about reading development across the primary grades and explore the important skills and strategies readers need to acquire as they move from emergent reading to the world of early chapter books.

Katie will help you think through the variety of literacy experiences within a balanced literacy framework and how these powerful experiences can work in sync to create avid, flexible, and fluent lifelong readers. You will learn more about the reciprocity between reading and writing and how to use interactive writing to support essential reading skills. In addition, you will leave with practical ideas for how to reenergize your shared reading sessions and how this time in your day can rapidly accelerate readers. The remaining part of the institute will include valuable information on how to plan and deliver engaging interactive read alouds that will support deeper conversations and higher level comprehension skills.

50. School Library System Day - 04/03/18 - *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 4/3/2018

Location: Conf. Rooms B & C

The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities, which will include Spring Book Review 2018 Session (2 hrs), librarian sharing of books, databases, and OPALS tricks (1 hr) in the morning and the CC/Liaison update session (2 hrs) in the afternoon. All school librarians, library assistants and library aides are encouraged to attend.

51. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 7 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/6/2018

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat.

52. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 4/19/2018

Monthly meeting

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 5/10/2018 to 5/11/2018

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.

54. MS/HS Life Sciences

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/11/2018

New
MS/HS Life Science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.

Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).

55. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/17/2018

Monthly meeting

56. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

TBD

57. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 8 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat.

58. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

Network meeting.

59. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/24/2018

TBD

60. Strategies To Support Students From Poverty *CTLE Approved*

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Dates: 5/31/2018

Students raised in poverty face challenges that are often overlooked. These same students have the same potential as their peers but need supports and strategies to help them overcome these barriers. Participants will experience activities and presentations on how to address the needs of students raised in concentrated poverty and/or experiencing trauma; then they will design a plan for informing their colleagues about what they need to know.

This is day 3-6 day professional development opportunity. Participants attending the July day 1 and 2 are expected to register. Only participants who have been pre-approved from Norwood-Norfolk, Ogdensburg, Gouverneur and Massena should register for this event.

The actual cost billed will be based on:

a. Team of 3 - $3900/6-day training

b. Additional team members will be $200

c. NOTE: Grant funding has been and will be sought to reduce the cost for each team. As grant funding will be school specific, final costs will be reflected in the final invoices that will be submitted individually per school district with sign-in sheets.

61. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2018

Monthly meeting