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1. Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Principals

Dates: 12/9/2016

Starting Today
Visit with Regent Ouderkirk

2. Principal's Academy Classroom Visit

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/9/2016

Starting Today
Participants will visit classrooms where Reading and Writing Workshop are currently being conducted. Each visit will be facilitated by a literacy expert who will debrief activities, hold question and answer sessions, and provide look fors in each room. Each visit will be followed by discussion of literacy research and best practices for implementing the research based programs in their schools.
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2- 5 years old.

The foundation of the Pyramid Model is grounded in the context of positive, supportive relationships between teachers and children, as well as with families and other professionals. These relationships are essential to implementing effective practices to support children's social emotional development. This module is based on the following principles:

A. Positive relationships with children serve as the foundation for addressing social emotional needs.

B. When children understand routines and the expectations for their behavior, and when they are engaged in activities that are meaningful, they are less likely to engage in challenging behavior.

C. Expectations and routine have to be taught to children using a range of teaching strategies.

Topics included in this module:


• Building positive relationships with children, families, and colleagues


• Designing environments, schedules, and routines


• Establishing rules


• Implementing activities that promote child engagement


• Modifying and adapting materials and activities to meet the individual needs of all children, including those with disabilities


• Providing encouragement and positive feedback to children

4. Ken Ken and Kakuro-webinar

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/12/2016

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

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/13/2016

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

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

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

6. Administering the Independent Reading Assessment (IRA) Training- WEBINAR

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/14/2016

Starting Soon
If you have attended one of the 1.8 Million Words workshops over the past year and/or you are interested in learning how to administer the IRA assessment, we will be offering a 4-hour webinar. Participants can link in from their school via a computer and landline. Once registered, participants will receive log-in information.

Required: at least one Independent Reading Assessment kit/team

Cost of webinar: $100/participant

If you would like to order a kit at NYS pricing and request expedited processing, contact Bob Webber, Scholastic, and mention that it is for this training: bwebber@scholastic.com.


Winner of 2013 and 2014 AEP awards, the Independent Reading Assessment is the only whole-book comprehension assessment available, and it's the only assessment that also includes hundreds of lessons to actually help teachers turn the formative assessment into instruction.
IRA has both fiction and nonfiction versions for grades three, four and five, spanning levels J-W, the resource comes with a collection of 32-36 actual trade books and sticky notes with pre-printed questions.

http://www.jenniferserravallo.com/independent-reading-assessment/

If you are unable to connect from your school, please contact Rachelle Amo for a location in which to meet: ramo@sllboces.org

Webinar will take place from 8:30-12:30 pm
***please log onto the webinar no later than 8:15 in order to troubleshoot in case there are problems***

7. Understanding laying the foundation of Algebra-webinar

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/15/2016

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

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

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

8. Legos in the Math Classroom and Other Resources in the LRC-webinar

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 12/19/2016

Legos are great manipulatives to use in any Math Classroom. Legos are available in the Learning Resource Center at SLL BOCES and can be delivered to you via Van Mail. This webinar explains how to do so, as well as lists the many other amazing resources at your fingertips.

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

*All Webinars will be recorded. Teachers are welcome to watch the recorded webinar(s). If teachers would like to receive the Professional Development hours and/or the MSP Grant Stipend, they need to view the recording under the supervision of an Administrator. The administrator will then submit the attendance to SLL BOCES. Please discuss and confirm with your Administrator before viewing.
What? Who? Where? When? Why? How? Key questions readers use when reading across levels and when answered with accuracy and alignment to text level characteristics can be the key to unlocking the door to the next goal or even the next level a reader is ready for. This three-hour webinar will develop and/or deepen participants understanding of the plot and setting strand of fiction comprehension. Participants will learn the shifts of complexity across levels K-W, strategies that support these shifts, and structures for writing about reading that will help readers communicate their understanding of these shifts.

What to Bring:
-One chapter book at level K, one chapter book at level P, and one chapter book at level T. Lea will be modeling with Andy Shane and The Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle (K), Koya Delany and the Good Girl Blues (P), and The Tiger Rising (T).
-A place to note take: computer, notebook/pen
-A laptop to access Google drive docs which Lea will have pre-shared (via Rachelle Amo)
- The Reading Strategies Book
-Readers' Notebooks (if you're using them)

Schedule for the day:
8:30-9:00 - Group discussion and prep for webinar
9:00-12:00 pm - Webinar with Lea
1:00-2:45 - Work session
2:45-3:00 - Participants share out work from their day with the group

10. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 1/5/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

11. Math & Movement Symposium

Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Dates: 1/10/2017 to 1/11/2017

New
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. Efforts have been made to assist in the funding of this opportunity such that the cost of the session will be grant funded for a specific number of teachers from the following schools.
*St. Lawrence Health Initiative Schools: Ogdensburg, Norwood-Norfolk, Massena, Gouverneur, Clifton-Fine (Funding limited to the first 20 teachers.)
*MSP Grant Schools: Brasher-Falls, Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk, Ogdensburg (Funding limited to the first 20 teachers.)

This event is also Co-Sponsored with the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center which has committed to reimbursing the cost of substitues for teachers from the 16 participating districts up to a maximum of (30) teachers.

12. Opinion/Argument Writing Bootcamp

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/10/2017

Bootcamp with Amy Roche

13. BOOK STUDY - Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers by Penny Kittle

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Reading Teachers, Special Educators

Dates: 1/10/2017 to 2/7/2017

"I never read a book in high school," says a (hypothetical) former student, "And I'm doing just fine." As literary apathy hits an all-time high with our middle and high school students, Penny Kittle's Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers is needed now more than ever! So many of our students leave high school without ever having known the intensely powerful transformative experience of reading and really engaging with a great story or a life-altering text. They just aren't becoming the lifelong readers and learners we envisioned them to be, and in order to reverse the growing trend of professed 'nonreaders' in our world, we need to refine and revisit our teaching practices. With one foot in the future and another planted firmly in our current educational realities, Penny Kittle offers us the expertise and support we need to engage those students who have traditionally fallen through the reading cracks. Kittle's work shows teachers how to increase students' reading volume, complexity, and stamina over time. In addition, she focuses on balancing text study, novel study, and independent reading, and she helps teachers work to build classroom libraries containing themes and topics that really matter to our adolescent readers. Join us for a 3-session book study focused on reaching and teaching adolescent readers. Books will be provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center.

14. 1:1 Chromebooks - 7th and 8th grades

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/11/2017

Wondering how to use 1:1 devices in the classroom or what it takes to make your 1-1 classroom paperless? Come get some great ideas, to get you started on that journey, from teachers who have been in the trenches with you. We will discuss how you will communicate with students, using either Schoology or Google Classroom. From there you can discover Apps, Extensions and Websites, that can help you transition to the paperless classroom, such as Padlet, Screencastify, Kami, ClassDojo and Edpuzzle. Join us for a day of learning and we can guarantee you will go home with something you can use.
This is a morning webinar paired with an afternoon work session.
We've dug deep into plot and setting work. Now what? Let's capture characters! Lea will guide participants through a study of how the challenges of character work shifts across levels J-Z. Then Lea will help teachers dig deep into level K, P, and T characters. Lea will model strategy and writing about reading work. Teachers will emulate the work in their own texts.

What to Bring:
-One chapter book at level K, one chapter book at level P, and one chapter book at level T. Lea will be modeling with Andy Shane and The Very Bossy Dolores Starbuckle (K), Koya Delany and the Good Girl Blues (P), and The Tiger Rising (T).
-A place to notetake: computer, notebook/pen
-A laptop to access google drive docs which Lea will have pre-shared (via Rachelle Amo)
- The Reading Strategies Book
- Any items you'll need for your afternoon work session: Readers' Notebooks, IRA assessments, etc.
- Your highlighted text complexities packet from the first two days of 1.8 Million Words (it is also on the Google Drive if you can't find yours)
Schedule for the day:

8:30-9:00 - Group discussion and prep for webinar
9:00-12:00 pm - Webinar with Lea
1:00-2:45 - Work session
2:45-3:00 - Participants share out work from their day with the group

16. Instructional Rounds Visit High School 9-12- Massena

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/12/2017

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

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

17. APL Effective Teaching refresher

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/12/2017

*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

18. UPK-Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/13/2017

The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2- 5 years old.

The Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Would you like to better understand the importance of children's social emotional competence in terms of school readiness and the prevention of challenging behavior? The Pyramid Model is a framework to guide preschool professionals in developing strategies to use in promoting children's development and preventing challenging behaviors. While some children's challenging behaviors are developmentally normative and effectively addressed through adult vigilance and the use of appropriate guidance procedures, the materials in the modules are focused on identifying evidence-based practices for addressing challenging behaviors that are persistent or unresponsive to those approaches.

An important role for the early childhood teacher is to facilitate children's social emotional development such that children have the skills and foundation they need to be successful in school. This foundation includes the ability to solve problems, communicate emotions appropriately and effectively, and build friendships. This module focuses on effective strategies for teaching these skills to children.

Topics included in this module:


• Identifying teachable moments


• Facilitating the development of friendship skills


• Teaching problem solving


• Teaching children to recognize and express emotions


• Teaching anger management
With all of the changes over the past few years, are there pieces that you feel may be missing from your literacy program and curriculum?

Are there past practices that you gave up, but you feel should be a part of your literacy program?

Do you want to cultivate independence in your readers?

Would you like to know more about Balanced Literacy?

Please join us as we explore the components of balanced literacy and how they are designed to scaffold readers toward independence. This day will be tailored for teachers who have large numbers of students who are emergent to level E. Lauren will analyze running records to determine the readers next steps in order to plan for instruction. Participants will specifically study read aloud, shared reading, shared writing, guided reading and word study. They will see live demonstrations of the components, analyze videos and spend a portion of the time planning lessons.

*A good follow-up to this session would be, Guided Reading, Strategy Lessons, and Small Groups, offered February 21-22, 2017 OR May 30-31, 2017


Lauren Kolbeck, Former Staff Developer at The Reading and Writing Project
With all of the changes over the past few years, are there pieces that you feel may be missing from your literacy program and curriculum?

Are there past practices that you gave up, but feel should be a part of your literacy program?

Do you want to cultivate independence in your readers?


Would you like to know more about Balanced Literacy?

Please join us as we explore the components of balanced literacy and how they are designed to scaffold readers toward independence. Lauren will analyze running records to determine the readers next steps in order to plan for instruction This day will be tailored for teachers who have large numbers of students who are level D to L. Participants will specifically study read aloud, shared reading, interactive writing, and word study. They will see live demonstrations of the components, analyze videos and spend a portion of the time planning lessons.

*A good follow-up to this session would be, Guided Reading, Strategy Lessons, and Small Groups, offered February 21-22, 2017 OR May 30-31, 2017


Lauren Kolbeck, Former Staff Developer at The Reading and Writing Project

21. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 1/19/2017

Agenda TBD

22. School Psychologist Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 1/20/2017

School Psychologist Meeting

23. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 1/20/2017

Agenda TBD

24. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 3

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/20/2017

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat. This session will be a facilitated job-alike session. Participants in like positions will conduct roundtable problem solving sessions and networking.
January 20 - February 17
*All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.
*MSP Grant School Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book. K-6 math teachers are eligible for a $250 stipend as well.
*Non-Math Grant School Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The Math Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant educators.

About the book:
A number talk is a five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted problems that are solved mentally.
This dynamic multimedia resource was created in response to the requests of teachers-those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems. It supports teachers in understanding:
- what a classroom number talk is;
- how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding;
- how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and
- how to develop fractional reasoning and strategies for operating with fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips.
January 20 - February 17
*All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.
*MSP Grant School Teachers/Administrators Book Study participants will receive a copy of the book.
*Non-Math Grant School Teachers and Administrators may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study.

About the book:
A number talk is a five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted problems that are solved mentally.
This dynamic multimedia resource was created in response to the requests of teachers-those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems. It supports teachers in understanding:
- what a classroom number talk is;
- how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding;
- how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and
- how to develop fractional reasoning and strategies for operating with fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips.


The MSP Grant is solely for K-6 teachers therefore no stipends can be paid with grant money
This is a required training for all new teachers administering the Alternate Assessment in ELA and Math. New teachers are required to participate in a full day session beginning at 8:30. A snow date is scheduled for the next day, January 24.
This is a required training for all teachers administering the Alternate Assessment in ELA and Math. Teachers who administered the Computer based assessment last year will attend a half-day session from 12:30 to 3:00. A snow date is scheduled for the next day, January 24.

29. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/25/2017

New
McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Network Meeting

30. Are Your Students Going To Be Ready For The New High School Social Studies Exams?

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/30/2017 to 1/31/2017

New
Will your kids be ready for the new regents exams? What changes have to be made in your curriculum to ensure student success on these exams? This workshop, led by Greg Ahlquist 2013 New York State Teacher of the Year, will provide participants the answers to these questions and more. Significant time will be given to ensuring your first unit of the year will help students reach expected achievement.
Teachers should bring social studies text books.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30.

31. Building Algebraic Thinking: A Hands On Approach

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 1/30/2017

Using Algebra tiles can help a student to better understand what is meant by combining like terms and how the distributive property is applied to multiplication of binomials. If you have students who are struggling to dig into the deeper understanding of algebraic thinking because they are hung up on the procedures, then Algebra Tiles may be the solution for bringing those students on board. Come investigate how to support your struggling students while giving a pictorial connection to your average students. (Grades 5-9)

32. Online Assessment in the Math Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/30/2017

Are you looking for instant feedback on your Math Assessments? Would you like your students to practice online assessments? Are you looking for ways to bring technology into your Math Classroom? Then come join Ron Jacobs and Nicole Charleson as they explore Google Forms! This workshop is intended to guide teachers in creating online assessments using Google Forms. Teachers will be introduced to Google Forms and how it can be utilized to create assessments, including equations and graphs within questions. Participants will be given time to create their own online assessments with help from the facilitators. This workshop will help teachers as they prepare students for computer-based NYS assessments.

Participants will be trained in scoring procedures and must qualify before actual scoring of approximately 100 data folios. Teachers who administer the Alternate Assessment to their students are encouraged to participate. This is a full day session and lunch will be provided. A snow date is scheduled for the next day, February 2.

34. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 4

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/3/2017

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

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 2/7/2017

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

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

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

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

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

37. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 2/9/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

38. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 2/16/2017

Agenda TBD

39. Student Projects for the 1:1 Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/16/2017

New

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


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


Note: Please bring a Chromebook or laptop

40. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 2/17/2017

Agenda TBD
Who doesn't need a refresher on Guided Reading?

Do you want to make your small groups more effective?

Are 3-6 teachers in your building implementing Instructional Independent Reading, the Independent Reading Assessment, and/or strategies for instruction from The Reading Strategies Book? Come learn about setting the foundation for this important work.

This two-day training will focus on how working with small groups of readers can be a powerful instructional tool! On this day, participants will analyze a variety of reading assessments to plan for the readers' next steps. As we mine running records and other types of informal assessments, we will discuss various types of small group work. Specifically, we will study guided reading, strategy lessons and small group component work. Students need repeated practice to become proficient with their reading goals. Lauren will show you how to plan a sequence of small group lessons which scaffold students to independence. This day will focus on readers who are emergent to level K. Several of the small groups discussed and demonstrated with focus on comprehension skills and writing about reading that is appropriate for primary students. Teachers will see examples through videos. Finally, teachers will have the opportunity to plan and practice teaching a small group. Lauren will reference Jennifer Serravallo's, The Reading Strategies Book as participants plan for instruction.

Participants who are interested can purchase this book here http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07433.aspx

*Attendance at January 17 or 18 Balanced Literacy PD would be helpful, but not required.

Lauren Kolbeck, Former Staff Developer at The Reading and Writing Project

42. 1:1 Chromebooks in the 4-6 Grade Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/28/2017 to 3/1/2017

New
Devices in the classroom provide incredible opportunities for students to create, collaborate, and connect. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore ways in which Chromebooks, the Chrome Browser, G-Suite, Web Tools and a number of other tools are being used in the classroom. Participants in this workshop will explore and experience first hand purposeful ways to use technology and also to design student-centered, collaborative learning experiences. Key topics will include Formative Assessment, Collaboration (both inside and outside the classroom walls), and Creating. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a better understanding of how to implement devices into the classroom, a completed lesson, and toolbox full of resources. Join Kali Murphy, 5th grade teacher from Colton Pierrepont Central School and Emily DeRouchie-McMahon, ITCC, SLLBOCES as they take you on a two day journey, filled with tips, tricks, hints, favorite apps/extensions, success stories (and not so successful stories) on how to implement devices into your classroom.

Please bring your own Chromebook.

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

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

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

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

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

44. Mindfulness for Teachers

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 6/8/2017

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


Dates:
March 7th 8:30-3- ESC BOCES- Canton

Webinar dates: April 6- 4:30-5:30
May 11- 4:30-5:30
June 8- 4:30-5:30

45. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 5

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/10/2017

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

46. Instructional Rounds Visit Gouverneur Middle School

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/14/2017

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

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

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: Pariticipants in the 2016-2017 SLS Mentoring Program

Dates: 3/16/2017

The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2016-2017 school year gives mentoring partners the opportunity to get together with SLS staff during the morning to explore issues of concern to new and nearly new School Librarians. You are invited to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old.

Children's challenging behaviors most often serve to express some feeling, need, or meaning that they are unable to communicate in a more appropriate manner. This suggests the need for identifying the meaning and the skills that the child needs to communicate that meaning more effectively. This module focuses on effective strategies for observing children and identifying the meaning of their behavior as a means of identifying skills that could be targeted for instruction.

Topics included in this module:
- Identifying the function of challenging behavior
- Identifying behaviors and social skills to target for intervention

49. Geometry Teacher to Teacher Session

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/22/2017

This teacher to teacher session is intended to provide time for participants to collaborate. Professional development in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment will be provided. The specific topics will be dependent upon the needs of the group. The materials and group work from the session will be housed in Schoology. REGISTRATION: 8-8:30 a.m.~SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

50. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 3/23/2017

Agenda TBD

51. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 4/13/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

52. BOOK STUDY: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap by Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Reading Teachers

Dates: 4/25/2017 to 5/23/2017

Do your students experience "summer slide"? Do they lose some reading skill, stamina, and knowledge during those summer months? Join us for a 3-session professional book study on Dr. Richard Allington's Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap and examine both the causes of and remedies for summer reading loss. We will take a closer look at how our students' socioeconomic status affects their rate of summer regression, and we will learn about ways that we, as educators, can combat summer reading loss with our students. Books will be provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center.

53. School Library System Day - 04/26/17

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 4/26/2017

The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. All school librarians, library assistants and library aides are encouraged to attend. The Spring 2017 Book Review Session will be held in the morning. The CC/Liaison session will take up the afternoon.

54. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 6

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/28/2017

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat. This session will be a case conference with Q & A. Participants will bring examples of their most challenging conundrum behavioral/trauma cases for this session with psychologist Dr. James Levine.

55. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 5/11/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

56. APL Effective Teaching refresher

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/17/2017

*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

57. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2017

Agenda TBD

58. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/19/2017

Agenda TBD

59. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 7

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/19/2017

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

60. School Psychologist Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 5/19/2017

School Psychologist Meeting
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old.

After determining the meaning of children's challenging behavior and the skills the child needs to learn to communicate that meaning more effectively, a plan is developed to support the child's use of the new skills and to decrease the likelihood that the child will need to use challenging behavior. This module addresses: a)strategies for teaching new skills and arranging the environment to support appropriate behaviors and prevent challenging behavior, and b )building teams (professionals and family members) to effectively support the child's behavior across settings.

Topics included in this module:


• Developing a plan for supporting social emotional development and preventing challenging behavior


• Using a team approach to addressing challenging behavior and social emotional needs

62. Literacy and Learning: North Country School Library Systems Regional Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians; Teachers; Library Aides & Assistants

Dates: 5/22/2017

Feed your love of books with the North Country School Library Systems Regional Conference: Literacy and Learning! The North Country School Library Systems are sponsoring a mini-conference featuring a keynote by John Schumacher, better known as Mr. Schu. Mr. Schu is the Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries, a well-known blogger and all-around lover of books! He will be sharing his passion for books and literature, helping you to promote a culture of reading in your school. Rebecca Donnelly, author of "How to Stage a Catastrophe," will be our luncheon speaker. Ms. Donnelly is a librarian and first time novelist. She will share her insights on writing and storytelling. There will be vendors and book sales.

A limited block of King Village View and Double Queen Village View rooms at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel have been set aside for Sunday night at the rate of $129. Please call the hotel directly at (315) 686-1100 to book a room. This discount cannot be used to reserve rooms online. Mention that you are with the "North Country School Library Systems" when you call. These rooms and rates will be guaranteed until April 21, 2017.

A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Deadline for registration/cancellation is May 12, 2017. No refunds will be given after this date.

This conference is sponsored by Champlain Valley Educational Services SLS, Franklin-Essex-Hamilton SLS, Jefferson-Lewis SLS and St. Lawrence-Lewis SLS.

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 8:00-3:30
Place: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive, Clayton
Cost: $60

63. Guided Reading, Strategy Lessons, and Small Groups (REPEAT of Feb 21-22, 2017)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 5/31/2017

Who doesn't need a refresher on Guided Reading?

Do you want to make your small groups more effective?

Are 3-6 teachers in your building implementing Instructional Independent Reading, the Independent Reading Assessment, and/or strategies for instruction from The Reading Strategies Book? Come learn about setting the foundation for this important work.

This two-day training will focus on how working with small groups of readers can be a powerful instructional tool! On this day, participants will analyze a variety of reading assessments to plan for the readers' next steps. As we mine running records and other types of informal assessments, we will discuss various types of small group work. Specifically, we will study guided reading, strategy lessons and small group component work. Students need repeated practice to become proficient with their reading goals. Lauren will show you how to plan a sequence of small group lessons which scaffold students to independence. This day will focus on readers who are emergent to level K. Several of the small groups discussed and demonstrated with focus on comprehension skills and writing about reading that is appropriate for primary students. Teachers will see examples through videos and live demonstrations. Finally, teachers will have the opportunity to plan and practice teaching a small group. Lauren will reference Jennifer Serravallo's, The Reading Strategies Book as participants plan for instruction.

Participants who are interested can purchase this book here: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07433.aspx

*Attendance at January 17 or 18 Balanced Literacy would be helpful, but not required.


Lauren Kolbeck, Former Staff Developer at The Reading and Writing Project

64. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 6/8/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.