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1. It's All About The Books *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/27/2018 to 6/17/2018

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Does your classroom library have 600-2,000 titles? Do you love children’s books? Did you know that research supports that the more books you have in your classroom library, the better students do on standardized tests? But more importantly, a well established, high-interest classroom library will provide all students opportunities to fall in love with reading and become life-long readers. What more could you ask for? Jump in to this beautiful, inspiring book study to learn how to organize your books, how to obtain books, and how to create book rooms and libraries that extend the most powerful resource for books in a school, the classroom library. The end of the year is the perfect time for this book so when you get the message that book orders are due by the end of the day, you are ready! This book study is for any educator; from the classroom to the board room that understands the value of establishing, engaging, empowering classroom libraries and is committed to providing real equity to all readers. An educator that understands the power of igniting reading identities in all students. Participants are required to purchase their own copy of this book and weekly posts will be due in Schoology. We will have a mandatory mid-way virtual Zoom meeting.

Posting dates in May/June: May 27, June 3, 10, and 17th. Zoom meeting Monday June 11, 2018 3:15pm-3:45pm.

Stipends will be based on the 10 hours that will be expected to complete the study. Stipends will be approved by districts individually.


You will be responsible for obtaining your own book. ISBN: 978-0-325-09813-5

The dates below are not in fact meeting dates, however you do need to post by Sunday of each week. There will be a mandatory virtual meeting on June 11, 2018 from 3:15-3:45. Please log on at 3pm to make sure your technology works. If you would like to schedule a practice run with technology before the meeting date, please set up with Shannon the facilitator via email.

2. Revolutionary War Living History Experience

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 5/30/2018

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Revolutionary War Living History Experience with Joe Ryan and the Living History Education Foundation. This Living History experience is a cross-curriculum approach to teaching and is suitable for all grade levels and administrators! A variety of disciplines are integrated: ELA, Social Studies,Math, Music, Art, Technology, Special Ed, Library Science and Home and Careers. This is a CTLE approved experience that meets the C3 Framework and the Common Core State Standards for Social Studies and ELA. Participants will enjoy a full day in the life of a Revolutionary War soldier. All needed materials to replicate the experience with your own students will be available to you to use and share with your colleagues through the Teachers' Learning Center. This program is also open to education students at local colleges. Substitute reimbursement will also be provided to your district. (22 maximum)

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

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Dates: 5/31/2018

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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.

4. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2018

Monthly meeting

5. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 6/8/2018

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

6. NCATA - NYS Art Standards review/ 2018-19 planning day

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/12/2018

New
Art Teachers from St. Lawrence County will collaborate and organize events, NCATA staff development days, and art shows for the 2018-2019 school year. There will also be a review of the updated NYS Arts Standards, including the new Media arts standards, and how to incorporate them into the curriculum.

7. Library Professional Development and CCCD Committee *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Dates: 6/18/2018

Members of the Resource Sharing and Professional Development Committees will meet to identify priorities and select resources for the 2018-2019 school year. The professional development discussion will be in the morning, followed by lunch (details TBA), and then the resource sharing/CCCD discussion in the afternoon.

8. APL Effective Teaching Lead Teacher Evaluator Training *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/27/2018

APL Associates will provide a 3-day training that will result in Lead Teacher Evaluator Certification with use of the APL Effective Teaching Evaluation Rubric. June 26 and 27 - Effective Teaching for Administrators (Required for July 2 - Establishing Inter-rater Reliability and Agreement Using the Effective Teaching Evaluation Rubric)
This workshop will help teachers gain a deeper knowledge of the nonfiction standards and skills associated with those standards. This workshop will also prepare teachers how to use the various workshop components to teach these standards and skills. To participate effectively, teachers will need to bring: Chromebook, stack of varied nonfiction texts (trade books, articles, etc.) on a topic, and The Reading Strategies Book.

10. G Suite for Education A Technical Retreat

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/28/2018

New
A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education. This one-day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment. That will be followed up with deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics including Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic.

The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators to more efficiently manage and gain visibility. Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day to give the opportunity to dive deeper into discussed topics or to explore other questions and aspects of G Suite for Education.

Free to Districts subscribing to Instructional Technology Service (CoSer 506)

11. Creating and Maintaining an Inclusive School *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/29/2018

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. (A reduced rate will be provided for this configuration of educators). 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. Cost per person reduced to $150 when individual or team accompanied by an administrator. Administrators attend for FREE!
This session is for Currently Certified Lead Teacher Evaluators who want to receive certification in the use of the APL Effective Teaching Evaluation Rubric. Participants will gather evidence from videos and apply it to the evaluation rubric. After participants are fluent at aligning evidence to the rubric they will score each dimension of the rubric. Extensive discussion will occur to ensure inter-rater reliability and agreement.

13. Units of Study Work Day: Grades 5 & 6 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/2/2018

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.

14. Book Study: Guide to the Intermediate Reading Workshop (3-6) by Lucy Calkins *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/20/2018

Have you ever felt a disconnection between primary and intermediate reading? Students are expected to do more writing about reading and move to greater independence. Teachers shift from doing mostly guided reading to deeper comprehension work. In this Guide, teachers will gain knowledge about teaching an intermediate reading workshop and a repertoire of methods for meeting the diverse needs of students through: conferring, small group work, and strategy lessons. Both novice and veteran teachers alike will be challenged to create a climate where students read with vigor and excitement. This online book study will take place July 2, 2018- August 20, 2018 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 included in your Units of Study Kit. Stipends may be available from your district, so please check!

ISBN: 978-0-325-07741-3

15. Book Study: Guide to the Primary Reading Workshop (K-2) by Lucy Calkins *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 8/20/2018

If you haven't had a chance to read the Guide to the Primary Reading Workshop, now is your chance. It is a gem. It is like the graduate course in reading you wish you had taken. Do you want to better understand reading workshop and the components of balanced literacy? How well do you know the skills needed to move primary readers from one level to the next? Whether you've taught the units of study in reading or not, whether you're a novice teacher or a veteran, you will walk away with a deeper knowledge of reading. This online book study will take place July 2, 2018- August 20, 2018 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 included in your Units of Study Kit. Stipends may be available from your district, so please check!

ISBN: 978-0-325-09209-6

16. Positivity Project Implementation Training *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/10/2018

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 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 thereby building positive and enduring individual habits, and cultivating an enhanced sense of community in classrooms and school-wide.

Please visit the website at www.posproject.org

Registration will be held from 7:30-8

Lunch will be on your own, however it is recommended to bring lunch due to time limitations.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/11/2018

*$50 will not be aidable. New IRA books will be ordered for participants. 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.

18. Introduction to Words Their Way: Grades 1-3 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/13/2018

*$50 will not be aidable. Words Their Way professional text will be ordered for participants. Are you looking for individualized instruction for word study? Words Their Way by Donald R. Bear is a tool that delivers phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction for children at their developmental stage. This session will cover an introduction of the structure and training to start using sorts with student with the goal of seeing transfer in independent writing. You will leave with the 6th edition text and online resources to groups and pinpointing specific needs of your students at the beginning of the school year.

19. Mathematics Learning Standards for PK-1 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/16/2018

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.

20. Learner-Centered Strategies *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/18/2018

This will be an extension of the one and two day workshops the Institute has conducted throughout the North Country during the past year.

The focus will be exclusively on learner-centered strategies that teachers can implement the next day in their classrooms. There will be different strategies than the ones participants have experienced at previous workshops. Tim Bedley, Don Mesibov, and other skilled facilitators will model learner-centered strategies; participants will experience these strategies and then discuss them and share how they can use them in their classrooms.

Time will be allotted for participants to work on fall unit or lesson plans using the strategies they will have experienced.

21. Constructivist Design Conference for Educational Improvement *CTLE Approved*

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Audience: Area Educators

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

Location: Student Center

The Constructivist Design Conference is a unique professional development opportunity which will provide your district, school, parent or university team facilitated "work" time. During the conference participants will develop programs, curriculum, assessments or initiatives to benefit all student within a learner centered framework. (Your team or school selects its own task.) The conference is co-sponsored by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, St. Lawrence University Dept. of Education, and the Institute for Learning Centered Education.

Team and individual registration options are available, please indicate your registration option choice when registering. The $925/participant price shown is the maximum registration amount it will be adjusted based on the registration option you choose.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily by St. Lawrence University, as well as, a banquet dinner on July 21st.

The institute for Learner Centered Education will send additional conference information via regular mail. Please review it carefully and respond if necessary.

Space is limited to 40 Teams ~ First Come First Served!

The cost is $2,500 for a team of three and $575 for each additional person. Billing will reflect team discounts.

Contact Rachel Barr (rbarr@sllboces.org) for registration questions or Don Mesibov (dmesibov@twcny.rr.com) for conference questions.

You must also register online at https://www.learningcentered.org/constructivist-conference/

22. Mathematics Learning Standards for 2-3 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/17/2018

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.

23. PBL Training for Preapproved Districts *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/17/2018 to 6/27/2019

In the modern labor market, employers require individuals to possess a mix of academic, technical, technological and personal skills. With TCTW/HSTW support, teachers will learn how to create PBL assignments to encourage students to think critically and apply academic, technical and workplace know-how to solve problems. PBL will help students meet readiness benchmarks.

On completion of the 5 days participants will enter the 2018-19 school year with unit level projects. These projects will be supported with three on-site coaching sessions during the school year (dates/venues TBD). The June 2019 session will review the fiscal year and establish a plan of action for 2019-20.

**(8:00 A.M. REGISTRATION ~ 8:30 A.M. SESSION) PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ON THEIR OWN FOR LUNCH**

The per district registration fee is based on the MOA and has been calculated with 6 participating districts.

24. Mathematics Learning Standards for 4-5 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/18/2018

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.

25. Using NYS Data - Cognos

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/18/2018

The session is composed of two parts. The first section focuses on access to reports in Cognos and their potential uses. The second half is designed to assist districts in using data to identify red flags that can be used in goal setting. The objectives of the session are as follows:

• Provide a brief overview of data flow

• Explore the relationship among Cognos, Data Warehouse, and SIRS

• List Level 2 (L2RPT) State Reports

• Focus on common Level 1 Reports

• Suggest uses of Level 1 Reports

• Guided practice accessing/formatting Level 1 Reports Participants will need access to their district’s Level 1 reports for the guided practice portion. Access requires a username and password. 13 TH 8:30 - 3:00PM AUGUST 18 TH JULY Lead
This day will feature 3 main topics: 1. Being able to figure out the inner workings of adolescents is key to being a great middle school teacher. Come discover helpful teacher tips on how to relate to young adolescents. Share and apply teaching ideas that meet the needs of middle school students. This session will also provide practical ideas to help with classroom management and behavioral issues from structuring your room to methods for getting a class to simmer down. Connect with your students and discover new ways to relate to them that will surely improve learning. 2. Being on a middle school team can be filled with great joys, struggles, and frustrations. It can also be a trying time for those involved in the meeting. This practical session focuses on the real life issues surrounding teaming. We will provide informative examples to help with effective use of team time and how teams can work together to deal with kids, curriculum, and professional development. You might even laugh at Jack’s descriptions of the characteristics of a team member. Based on the book, Taming of the Team. 3. Functioning as an effective team requires attention to how team time is structured and used to benefit all students. Teams are encouraged to attend. Administrators may attend free of charge!

27. Middle Level: Helping All Students Succeed with Jack Berckemeyer

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/20/2018

Jack Berckemeyer will help teams of teachers explore how Middle School Teaming can result in meeting the individual needs of students. Through this work not only do students reach their potential but teachers leave with a strong sense of well-being and accomplishment. This session will have 3 main topics:
1. How to write learning plans for struggling students
2. How teams set learning goals
3. Great things that teams do for each other and kids - rewards and recognition
Teams are encouraged to attend and administrators may attend free of charge!

28. Launching a Reading Workshop In Grades 3-6 Within a Balanced Literacy Framework *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

During this three-day training, Trent will help teachers prepare for launching a reading workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Trent will also give tips for navigating the resources in the units of study materials. Trent will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a reading workshop in the upper elementary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. This will include the resources for reading workshop and the interactive read aloud. Next, Trent will guide teachers through the process of going through a unit of study. This will include helping teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to assess reading to guide their whole class teaching and provide effective feedback to readers across the workshop. Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to reading instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.

*Thanks to the SLVTLC, the first 10 participants to sign up will receive a FREE units of study kit. There WILL be follow-up requirements for those teachers who receive a kit to provide feedback a few times a year based on their use of the materials/training.

*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

29. Launching a Writing Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework K-2 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

During this three day training, Katie will help teachers prepare for launching a writing workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Katie will also share opportunities to support narrative, information, and opinion writing in the primary grades and the resources teachers have to help with this planning.

Katie will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a writing workshop in the primary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. Next, Katie will guide teachers through the process of using mentor texts and help teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing, guide their whole class teaching, and provide effective feedback to writers across the workshop and writing process.

Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to writing instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.


*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level
Registration will be held from 8-8:30.

30. Teacher to Teacher Workshop 5th Grade *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/23/2018

Are you interested in spending a day collaborating with other local 5th grade teachers? This workshop is especially designed for you! Similar to last year, we will be sharing best practices, enhancing our areas of concern, and creating opportunities to develop strong relationships to support one another. This year’s focus will be tackling the standards; best practices for preparing for the state test. Let’s gather and share out any curriculum based lessons/unit, effective teaching strategies, classroom management ideas, digital technology innovations and/or any idea that you hope to develop. Bring your ideas you haven’t even tried yet! This workshop is based on your interests, needs, and expertise. It is designed to create helpful discussions about 5th grade curriculum, share ways to develop strategies that work, and answer questions for one another. Let’s “work smarter, not harder” through collaboration and connection! Workshop Summary:

• Each participant will take 20 minutes (more or less depending on amount of participants) to showcase successes OR ideas in need of development

• After each showcase, the rest of the participants will have 10 minutes to ask questions to the presenter to take their work to the next level.

• Build on what we have learned from each other while finding ways to collaborate and enrich our interests

• Plan for maintaining connection with each other through Google +, Google Classroom, and/or email * You may choose to not present a showcase. Just come, connect, and get inspiration from the group!
During this two-day training, Trent will help upper-grade teachers develop a deeper understanding of assessing student writing to plan for conferences and small groups. Trent will also support teachers in using the assessment resources in their units of study materials: A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, If … Then … Curriculum, and Writing Pathways (these aren’t spiral books). Trent will begin by giving an overview of the assessment resources and materials in the units of study materials. Then, teachers will learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing. Teachers will have opportunities to practice assessing student writing and will learn how to use this understanding to provide effective feedback through a variety of conferences and small groups. Then, Trent will model how to prioritize goals for writers and plan for various conferences and small groups. This will include pacing and instructing writers in strategy lessons. Across these two days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for a variety of small groups and conferences. Teachers will leave equipped with deeper understanding and tools to assess student writing, and how conferring and small groups can enhance the writing workshop.
The teachers who attend this professional development day should be 3-5 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. At least 3-5 days of support and learning in these areas is recommended. In addition, teachers who attend this workshop should be teachers who have taught 3-4 spiral units from the units of study materials.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

32. Assessing Writing and Small Group Instruction Inside Writing Workshop Grades K-2 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/26/2018 to 7/27/2018

During this two-day training, Katie will help teachers develop a deeper understanding of assessing student writing to plan for conferences and small groups. Katie will also support teachers in using the assessment resources in their units of study materials: A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, If … Then … Curriculum, and Writing Pathways (these aren’t spiral books).

Katie will begin by giving an overview of the assessment resources and materials in the units of study materials. Then, teachers will learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing. Teachers will have opportunities to practice assessing student writing and will learn how to use this knowledge to provide effective feedback through a variety of conferences and small groups.

Then, Katie will model how to prioritize goals for writers and plan for various conferences and small groups. This will include pacing and instructing writers in strategy lessons.

Across these two days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for a variety of small groups and conferences. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to assess student writing and with an understanding of how conferring and small groups can enhance the writing workshop.
Let’s face it, you are busy! And whether you are a veteran teacher or new to Writing Workshop, have you ever really had a chance to sit down and read the entire guide that accompanies your kit? Now is the time. Understand the real philosophy, the research, and teaching methods behind Writing workshop. This online book study will take place July 29, 2018- August 19, 2018 online in Schoology and one mandatory virtual Zoom meeting at the conclusion of the course. Please register in MLP and share with anyone you know 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 by your district, so check!
Let’s face it, you are busy! And whether you are a veteran teacher or new to Writing Workshop, have you ever really had a chance to sit down and read the guide that accompanies your kit? Now is the time. Read it, understand the real philosophy, the research, and teaching methods behind Writing workshop. This online book study will take place July 29, 2018- August 19, 2018 online in Schoology and one mandatory virtual Zoom meeting at the conclusion of the course. Please register in MLP and share with anyone you know 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 by your district, so check!

35. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/3/2018

Patrick Shaw, a Nationally Certified Trainer by the Northeast Foundation for Children, joins us from OCM BOCES to facilitate workshop that will focus on helping you become a more effective teacher by learning research-based strategies that lead to:
- Engaging Academic Instruction
- Better Classroom Management
- Positive Learning Communities.
- Developmentally Appropriate Instruction and
This interactive, highly practical 28- hour course is our new and improved entry-level training. It gives classroom and special area teachers everything needed to start using core Responsive Classroom teaching practices.

Audience PK-6 classroom and special education teachers.

Cost: $1,071 per person plus $38 for materials per person (Cost will be reduced if more than 20 participants register)

TRAINING WILL BEGIN AT 8AM WITH REGISTRATION BEING HELD AT 7:45

36. Launching a Reading Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework K-2 *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/3/2018

During this three-day training, Katie will help teachers prepare for launching a reading workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Katie will also give tips for navigating the resources in the units of study materials.

Katie will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a reading workshop in the primary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. This will include the resources for reading workshop, shared reading, and read aloud. Next, Katie will guide teachers through the process of going through a unit of study. This will include helping teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to assess reading to guide their whole class teaching and provide effective feedback to readers across the workshop.

Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to reading instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.

*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level

*Thanks to the SLVTLC, the first 10 participants to sign up will receive a FREE units of study kit. There WILL be follow-up requirements for those teachers who receive a kit to provide feedback a few times a year based on their use of the materials/training.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

37. Place-based environmental learning with Nature Up North

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/2/2018

New

Over this two-day workshop, we will demonstrate how to use Nature Up North’s free materials and programs as tools to increase place-based learning in your curriculum and add meaningful STEM activities in your classrooms.
Nature Up North (http://natureupnorth.org) is a project of St. Lawrence University directed by Professor of Biology Erika Barthelmess. We work with North Country teachers to sponsor fun, educational activities that improve science, math and ELA learning, while at the same time contribute data to research studies on regionally important (and hence place-based) environmental issues. Nature Up North oversees several citizen science projects that enable students and teachers to participate in “real” scientific research, while also preparing them to achieve New York State Next Generation Science Standards. We will help facilitate an inquiry-based learning environment where students, teachers, and Nature Up North staff work together as active learners.
The workshop will have sessions for newcomers AND returning teachers.
Learn how to use teaching resources hosted on the Nature Up North website, such as interviews with North Country scientists and articles about local environmental topics, written for middle and high school audiences. Learn how to engage your students in local research by participating in our Monitor My Maple, North Country Wild, or Water Monitoring citizen science projects. We will be sure to leave time to discuss how to explore and interpret data with your students. Learn from participating teachers, what has worked well in their classrooms.
Teachers who work with grades 5-12 are especially encouraged, and although our work connects most closely with science, math and ELA, we welcome all teachers who wish to use place-based approaches in the classroom. Each participating teacher will receive a $150.00 stipend for attending both days of the workshop. Lunch and refreshments both days as well as workshop materials will be p

38. Technology Supports Instruction - Summer Tech Camp *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2018 to 8/10/2018

Tech camp is an all-you-can-eat buffet of tech tips and tools to help you in your classroom!
Each day, there are a variety of short workshops offered for you to choose from. You can go to the workshops that appeal to you, or to work time to practice!

This summer the focus is technology that supports the student centered classroom.
For more information click the blue "More Info" button below.
Participants will have email and phone support from a Model Schools ITCC throughout the 2018-19 school year.

39. 3-6 Launching Writing Workshop *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/15/2018

This beginning writing institute is geared for teachers, specialists and administrators of grades 3-6. Participants will explore the following:



• Creating a classroom environment (room set-up and routines) to support independence



• The qualities of good writing and how mentor texts can lift the level of student work



• Components of balanced literacy and how they support writing workshop



• Genre studies in writing essays, personal narratives, and informational texts



• Each part of the workshop (from mini-lesson to teaching share)



• Conferring and assessment-based small group instruction



• Using performance assessments and learning progressions to develop data-based instruction in writing



• Using toolkits, charts and student-facing rubrics that support writers in revision

*Required Materials: Units of Study for Writing (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

40. Using NYS Data - Cognos

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/13/2018

The session is composed of two parts. The first section focusses on access to reports in Cognos and their potential uses. The second half is designed to assist districts in using data to identify red flags that can be used in goal setting. The objectives of the session are as follows:

• Provide a brief overview of data flow

• Explore the relationship among Cognos, Data Warehouse, and SIRS

• List Level 2 (L2RPT) State Reports

• Focus on common Level 1 Reports

• Suggest uses of Level 1 Reports

• Guided practice accessing/formatting Level 1 Reports Participants will need access to their district’s Level 1 reports for the guided practice portion. Access requires a username and password.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/20/2018

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.

42. Middle and High School Classrooms: An Academic Intervention Toolkit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2018

When middle and high-school students fall behind peers in academic skills, these deficits can easily cascade into bigger problems if not promptly addressed. This workshop is designed for secondary general-education teachers who need to remediate students' deficient academic and self-management skills.

Participants will learn:

- how to identify a learner's academic problem(s) in clear, specific terms.
- about effective interventions that target reading fluency, comprehension, writing, and self-management skills.
- time-saving intervention-delivery ideas such as having students manage their own interventions and serve as peer tutors to other students.
- accommodations appropriate for general-education classrooms to assist students with academic delays.
- convenient progress-monitoring tools that allow teachers to measure real-time student growth on academic interventions.
- a streamlined 'short' form and directions for writing up a classroom academic support plan that can be shared with important stakeholders such as parents, the RTI/MTSSTeam, the Section 504 Team, or the Special Education Team (CSE).

This workshop provides schools with valuable resources that support Response to Intervention. Participants will have immediate online access to all intervention descriptions and progress-monitoring tools shared at the training.

43. Elementary Science Standards *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2018 to 8/17/2018

The new NYS Science Learning Standards were approved in July 2018. Elementary science standards are now specific by grade level and require students to think about, experiment with, and draw conclusions about the world they live in. This two-day is designed to help teachers look at both what they are expected to teach but also how it should be taught. Participants will additionally learn ways to “fit it all in” while still making science fun! All participating teachers will receive a kit to use in their classroom compliments of the SLVTLC.

44. Middle and High School Classrooms: A Behavior-Management Toolkit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/17/2018

Problem behaviors in middle and high school classrooms correlate with poor academic performance—and can also interfere with the learning of other students. This workshop provides specific ideas that any secondary-level teacher can use to understand, manage, and shape student behaviors to promote academic engagement and school success.

These important topics are covered:

- The Well-Managed Classroom. Teachers can head off potential behavior problems by using a few strong principles of class-wide management.
- The Inattentive/Anxious/Non-Compliant Student. While every student has unique needs, teachers who understand the profile of common behavior disorders can be better prepared to support these students.
- Preventing and Problem Behaviors. These proactive intervention ideas are designed to prevent or minimize challenging behaviors—a win-win for teacher and student.
- Reinforcing Appropriate Behaviors. Good behavior management locks in desired student behaviors by consistently recognizing and reinforcing them.
- Behavior Plans: Show Me the Data. Collecting classroom data to regularly monitor student behavior can be the greatest hurdle to a successful intervention plan. Behavior report cards and checklists are two simple 'go-to' methods to track almost any classroom behavior.
- Managing Students in Crisis. The Aggression Cycle is a tool that demonstrates how student anger escalates through predictable stages and how teachers should respond to each stage.

Participants will have access to a webpage with postings of all behavior intervention resources and assessment tools shared at the workshop. Strategies reviewed in this training are consistent with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).

45. Teaching Comprehension through Interactive Read Aloud K-2 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/20/2018

We all love a great read aloud! Humans are bound together through storytelling. Interactive read aloud is a core component of Balanced Literacy and it is typically scheduled outside of the reading workshop block. It is the most scaffolded support for students, you teach them the beauty of a story, how reading helps us live differently and assists us in developing our reading identities. But you also model the orchestration of engagement, print work, fluency, and a deeper level of understanding.

In this workshop participants will learn the critical importance of read aloud and to always include it in their instructional day. Participants will also dig deeper into Jennifer Serravallo’s hierarchy of reading and apply appropriate prompts from each of the areas of comprehension: plot and setting, character, vocabulary and figurative language, and themes and main ideas.

Participants will receive beautiful read alouds to bring back to their classrooms.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring: 2 favorite read alouds The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo a copy of the IRA Teacher’s Manual (if they have one)

*$60 of the cost of this workshop is NOT aidable. It will be used to purchase the books for the training.

46. Units of Study Work Day: Grades 3 & 4 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/20/2018

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 the Units of Study in Reading or Writing.

47. Engaging Students in Document-Based Historical Inquiry *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/21/2018

This full day workshop for social studies teachers will focus on the design of document-based lessons in history. Workshop segments will explore strategies for modeling and teaching historical thinking. Participants will engage in exercises focused on formulating generative historical questions, selecting and preparing primary sources for struggling readers, and facilitating document-based discussion. Lesson materials will be drawn from the Reading Like a Historian curriculum (https://sheg.stanford.edu/).

48. 2018-2019 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

August 22, 2018 8:00-3:00 - During the morning portion of this session Mentors will be provided with information concerning the NYSED requirements and the role of the Mentor. Attributes, functions and coaching techniques will be a large part of the discussions. In the afternoon, Mentees will join the session to participate in shared activities. Registration will be held from 8-8:30am.

January 17, 2019 (Noon-3:00) - During this session Mentors will continue practicing techniques through and hands-on activities. Further review of mentoring situations will provide suggestions for conversations with Mentees. Additional resources for mentoring will be provided.

May 15, 2019 am or pm session - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2018-19. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the session.


Upon completion of this year's course, you will be certified to Mentor new Mentees for an additional two years.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/15 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

49. Algebra 1 Teacher to Teacher Work Session *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/22/2018

Algebra 1 teachers will collaborate on strategies for teaching Algebra 1. Topics will include Desmos, Kahoot!, Regent’s review strategies, and the August Regents Exam, among other things. Please bring a laptop.

50. 2018-19 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

August 22, 2018, 12:00-3:00 - Previously Trained Mentors will be joined by their Mentee this session to participate in shared activities focusing on mentoring requirements.

May 15, 2019 am or pm session
- This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2018-19. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the session.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/15 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

51. 2018-2019 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

August 22, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will provide opportunities for Mentees to gain a better understanding of the NYSED requirements necessary for professional certification. Time will be provided for Mentees and Mentors to establish a calendar and participate in coaching conversations. The Regional Certification Officer will provide an overview of certification requirements. Registration will be held from 12-12:30.

May 15, 2019 am or pm session - This session will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2018-19. Reflection of the year and setting goals for the following year will be addressed. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the session.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/15 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 10/24/2018

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.

53. Choral/Instrumental Music Teacher to Teacher *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/27/2018

Session Goals: "What do students need to learn?" Develop a digital database for each discipline (instrumental, vocal, general, and emerging ensembles) with sample lessons and curriculum ideas with the new standards. - Curriculum Maps by grade (or skill) level with scope and sequences for each discipline - Create a database of existing lessons/projects and attach them to the new standards.

54. OPALS 101 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/27/2018

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 their new staff member. Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

55. School Library System Orientation *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 8/28/2018

The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System (SLS) will be offering its annual orientation on August 27th and 28th for new and 'nearly new' school librarians, library assistants, and library aides.

August 27th & 28th - Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/28/2018 to 8/29/2018

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.

57. General Music/Emerging Ensembles Teacher to Teacher *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/28/2018

Session Goals: "What do students need to learn?" Develop a digital database for each discipline (instrumental, vocal, general, and emerging ensembles) with sample lessons and curriculum ideas with the new standards. - Curriculum Maps by grade (or skill) level with scope and sequences for each discipline - Create a database of existing lessons/projects and attach them to the new standards.

58. OPALS 201 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/28/2018

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 9/18/2018

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.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 10/2/2018

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.

    61. Effective Teaching for Administrators (2-Day Workshop)

    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.
  • 62. 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.

    63. 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.