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

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 4/26/2017

Starting Today
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.

2. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 6

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/28/2017

Starting Soon
The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat. This Friday Dr. James Levine will be back in the North Country as a follow-up to his summer session. Jim will spend the time responding to us on how to best work through our examples of the most challenging behavioral, trauma, and mental health issues. Bring examples for this case conference discussion and lots of questions! We will meet from 8:30 -11:30 in room 106 of Atwood Hall (immediately followed by lunch 11:30 -12:30). Parking is in Lot “J”. You can use the interactive campus map found at this link http://www.stlawu.edu/campus-map to navigate the campus.

3. Math Scoring Leader Training

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/5/2017

Training and reviewing the process for the scoring of the 3-8 Assessment tests.
The Growth Mindset book study will begin on 5/30 and will end on 6/9.
*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 Teacher Participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend. MSP Grant Administrator Participants will receive a copy of the book.

*Non-MSP Grant Teachers 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 MSP Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers.


About the book: "The Growth Mindset Coach" is a complete and easy-to-follow guide for inspiring every student with the power of growth mindset.
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.
The Growth Mindset book study will begin on 5/15 and will end on 5/26.
*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 Teacher Participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend. MSP Grant Administrator Participants will receive a copy of the book.

*Non-MSP Grant Teachers 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 MSP Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers.


About the book: "The Growth Mindset Coach" is a complete and easy-to-follow guide for inspiring every student with the power of growth mindset.
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.

6. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 5/11/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

7. North Country Reading Association Spring Event - Pam Allyn

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Dates: 5/13/2017

Pam Allyn will speak on her new book Every Child a Super Reader: 7 Strengths to Open a World of Possible and why now is the time to reframe how we talk about reading and how kids learn to do this. She will dive into how being a super reader allows students to experience social and emotional well-being. Participants will learn about the seven key strengths of learners: hope, belonging, friendship, confidence, kindness, curiosity and courage. Registration will be from 10-10:30, Keynote Address 10:30-11:30, meeting at 11:30. Register on here and TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT CONTACT CARRIE LAKE, CLake@sllboces.org, 315-386-4504. COST IS MEMBERS $10, NON-MEMBERS $20.00 MUST BE SENT TO NCCIRA, c/o Carrie Lake, 424 River Road, Heuvelton, New York 13654
GEARED TO 3RD/4TH GRADE

Day 1: Analyzing Reading Notebooks to Plan for Reading Workshop LIVE! * The day will begin with Lea reviewing complexities of text levels - plot and setting and/or character dependent on what the students from the local/guest classroom are working on. Next, she will demonstrate how to analyze reading notebooks with the lens of text complexity. After analyzing several notebooks Lea will outline a clear plan for the flow of “Reading Workshop Live.”

Day 2 - Part 1: Analyzing The Reading Notebooks From Your Classroom to Plan for Individualized Conferring * The day will begin with Lea conducting a whole group review of complexities of plot and setting as well as character. Next, Lea will support participants as they mimic the analyze work demonstrated the day prior (at “Reading Workshop LIVE!”) using reading notebooks from their own classroom. The goal is for teachers to analyze as many notebooks as they can in an effort to identify whole class, small group and individual needs and finally plan for those needs. Please bring your readers’ notebooks from your classroom with you to this training

Day 2 - Part 2: Complexities of Vocabulary and Figurative Language and How Read Aloud Can Support This Demanding Work The second part of the day will focus specifically on the complexities of vocabulary and figurative language as well as one of the most important components of balanced literacy: Interactive Read Aloud. First, Lea will support participants understanding of the shifts in vocabulary and figurative language across reading levels as well as the skills readers use to attend to this work. Next, Lea will unpack interactive read aloud and demonstrate how this component of balanced literacy can support the demands of vocabulary and figurative language.

*Part of the 1.8 Million Words Series


Registration will be held from 8-8:830

9. 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

10. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2017

Agenda TBD

11. The ABC's of Engagement and Literacy at the Secondary Level

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/18/2017

New
Who's doing the work? Keeping students engaged and learning throughout the day is crucial, especially in middle and high school. But, what does that look like? How do we engage readers and writers at this level? In this session, participants will reflect on their own beliefs about teaching and learning while exploring what the research says. Participants will also engage in strategies exploring literacy at the secondary level.
Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, all core content areas
Grades K-6
As you may be aware, your school district (Brasher Falls, Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk, and Ogdensburg) is part of the MSP grant that is charged with providing professional development opportunities to our math teachers. Part of the requirements of this grant are to report on changes in teacher pedagogy as a result of participation (or non-participation) in the professional development opportunities provided through MSP. In order
to do so, we will be conducting a lesson plan study this spring. All teachers in our consortium teaching Pk-6 are invited to participate in this important study regardless of whether or not you participated in previous professional development through this grant. Please be assured your lesson plans will remain strictly confidential and will in no way be linked to your APPR.

*Please note: The number of participants needed for this study is limited so people will be accepted on a first register, first accepted basis. We will seek a balance of teachers across grade levels as well as participating/non-participating.

13. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/19/2017

Agenda TBD

14. 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.

15. 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

17. 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

18. McKinney-Vento Network Mtg.

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/23/2017

Location: Conference Rooms B & C

McKinney-Vento Year End Network Mtg.

19. Do My Students Really Understand the Math?

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Pk-6 Math Educators

Dates: 5/25/2017

Location: Conference Rooms

Teachers attending the Summer 2015 Math Camp are requested to participate in one of the three sessions. Participants will examine assessments that are aligned with the Common Core standards and review student responses. Through various exercises we aim to help participants become more proficient at evaluating student responses, grading according to a rubric, giving useful feedback to students, and interpreting assessment data to drive future instruction.


Post Test will be given during this workshop.

Math Grant Districts (attend for free): Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk, Ogdensburg

REGISTRATION: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
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

21. Math Camp Online Problem Sets

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Math Camp Particpants

Dates: 5/26/2017

Math Camp participants will work in pairs to explore the math imbedded in a grade level band specific problem. It is anticipated that this process will take teachers approximately 4-5 hours over the course of a month. Teachers will also have the opportunity to reflect upon the work of others. Participants from districts participating in the Math Grant will receive a stipend
(Brasher Falls, Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk, and Ogdensburg)
.

Co-sponsored by the Math Grant - NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPANTS FROM MATH GRANT PARTICIPATING DISTRICTS.

This project must be completed by May 26, 2017.

22. K-2 Guided Reading, Strategy Lessons, and Small Groups (REPEAT of Feb 21-22, 2017)

Program: School Improvement

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

Closed
Come learn about setting the foundation in K-2 for this important work. 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

23. Do My Students Really Understand the Math?

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Pk-6 Math Educators

Dates: 5/31/2017

Location: Conference Rooms

Teachers attending the Summer 2015 Math Camp are requested to participate in one of the three sessions. Participants will examine assessments that are aligned with the Common Core standards and review student responses. Through various exercises we aim to help participants become more proficient at evaluating student responses, grading according to a rubric, giving useful feedback to students, and interpreting assessment data to drive future instruction.


Post Test will be given during this workshop.

Math Grant Districts (attend for free): Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk, Ogdensburg

REGISTRATION: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grades UPK
As you may be aware, your school district (Brasher Falls, Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk, and Ogdensburg) is part of the MSP grant that is charged with providing professional development opportunities to our math teachers. Part of the requirements of this grant are to report on changes in teacher pedagogy as a result of participation (or non-participation) in the professional development opportunities provided through MSP. In order
to do so, we will be conducting a lesson plan study this spring. All teachers in our consortium teaching Pk-6 are invited to participate in this important study regardless of whether or not you participated in previous professional development through this grant. Please be assured your lesson plans will remain strictly confidential and will in no way be linked to your APPR.

*Please note: The number of participants needed for this study is limited so people will be accepted on a first register, first accepted basis. We will seek a balance of teachers across grade levels as well as participating/non-participating.

25. Kapco Book Repair Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Staff

Dates: 6/1/2017

Kary Barth, regional sales manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1990.
Formerly, the national library sales manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide that was previously available from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the US.

This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages.

Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques: a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a "naked" hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover..

Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.

There is a drawing at every workshop for a

DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT Retail Value $113.00
Co-Sponsored by St. Lawrence-Lewis and Jefferson-Lewis School Library Systems and the North Country Library System
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:
If you've taken the Responsive Classroom Course (RCC or RC1), take your teaching to a higher level by taking the Responsive Classroom Advanced Course (RCAC). You'll learn new Responsive Classroom practices and deepen your thinking about the practices you learned in RCC. This course replaces Responsive Classroom Level 2 (RC2) RCAC is offered as two 2-day modules (take one or both): Engaging Academics (This will be offered in the Fall 2017)
Effective Management (This one) Effective Management Module (RCAC): Create a calm, orderly environment that promotes autonomy and enables students to focus on learning. (Prerequisite: RCC or RCI) Topics in this 2-day (14-hour) module include:
•Positive teacher language
•Classroom Organization
•Role-play
•Strategies for building empathy and responding to misbehavior
•Problem-solving Conferences

Audience PK-6 classroom and special education teachers. Who have attended the Responsive Classroom 1 Training


TRAINING WILL BEGIN AT 8AM WITH REGISTRATION BEING HELD AT 7:45
GEARED TO 5TH/6TH GRADE

Day 1: Analyzing Reading Notebooks to Plan for Reading Workshop LIVE! * The day will begin with Lea reviewing complexities of text levels - plot and setting and/or character dependent on what the students from the local/guest classroom are working on. Next, she will demonstrate how to analyze reading notebooks with the lens of text complexity. After analyzing several notebooks Lea will outline a clear plan for the flow of “Reading Workshop Live.”


Day 2 - Part 1: Analyzing The Reading Notebooks From Your Classroom to Plan for Individualized Conferring *
The day will begin with Lea conducting a whole group review of complexities of plot and setting as well as character. Next, Lea will support participants as they mimic the analyze work demonstrated the day prior (at “Reading Workshop LIVE!”) using reading notebooks from their own classroom. The goal is for teachers to analyze as many notebooks as they can in an effort to identify whole class, small group and individual needs and finally plan for those needs. Please bring your readers’ notebooks from your classroom with you to this training

Day 2 - Part 2: Complexities of Vocabulary and Figurative Language and How Read Aloud Can Support This Demanding Work The second part of the day will focus specifically on the complexities of vocabulary and figurative language as well as one of the most important components of balanced literacy: Interactive Read Aloud. First, Lea will support participants understanding of the shifts in vocabulary and figurative language across reading levels as well as the skills readers use to attend to this work. Next, Lea will unpack interactive read aloud and demonstrate how this component of balanced literacy can support the demands of vocabulary and figurative language.
*Part of the 1.8 Million Words Series

Registration will be held from 8-8:830

28. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/7/2017

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

29. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 6/8/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

30. PK-6 MATH CAMP

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/28/2017 to 6/30/2017

Participants will spend three days learning about Mathematical Mindsets, Perseverance and Reasoning. Exploration of the newly revised Math CCLS will take place. Participants will also spend time creating a 2017-2018 Pacing Guide. Instructional Coach, Nicole Charleson, will facilitate whole group learning, followed by small group, grade-specific interactions led by Math Camp Teacher Leaders. Final MSP Grant Opportunity for Teachers from Math Grant Schools. The grant will cover the cost of the registration and teacher stipends. Registration fee for non-grant districts is $250 per person. Sign up in MLP today to join in the fun!

31. Invitation to the Reading Workshop, K-6

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 7/7/2017

Participants will be introduced to the theory and methodology behind Reading Workshop. Teachers will learn powerful methods of instruction such as minilessons, conferring and various small group structures to support differentiation. We will look at what the research says about independent reading and the importance of having a robust and organized classroom library. Teachers will also learn about the Interactive Read Aloud as an integral component in the Balanced Literacy Framework.

32. Summer Writing Institute for 3rd-6th

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/19/2017

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 in Writing kit

33. Learner-Centered Strategies

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/19/2017

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.

34. Constructivist Design Conference for Educational Improvement

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Audience: Area Educators

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

Location: Student Center

Closed
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! 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 www.LearningCentered.org/conferences
Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Teachers, and Teachers of Readers at Levels A-M

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

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

The Teachers Learning Center has agreed to purchase some resources for this training. This will allow everyone to leave with a few ready-to-use tools. Participants will be asked to submit a few samples throughout the year to show how this training has impacted their classroom instruction. It will not be difficult or overly time-consuming. We will discuss options on the last day of the training.

36. Technology Supports Instruction - Summer Tech Camp

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/4/2017

At summer camp, participants learn to integrate technology to create a 21st century learning environment for their students. Participants will select mini-workshops that introduce them to new instructional technology tools, software programs, and teaching strategies. The agenda is fluid and changes per participants' request.
Mini-workshops offered (this is not a complete list):

• Web 2.0 tools for K-5

• Web 2.0 tools for 6-12

• Coding

• Google Tools

• Using video to support instruction

• Free online assessment tools

• Educational Apps for content areas

• Chromebooks in the classroom
Plus many, many more! Participants will have email and phone support from a Model Schools ITCC throughout the 2017-18 school year.

37. K-2 Launching a Writing Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/9/2017

Do you want to be equipped with the teacher 'tools', knowledge, and materials to launch a writing workshop in September? Are you interested in learning alongside colleagues who want to create a writing workshop where writers start the school year writing with engagement, independence, and zeal? Join us in July to get a jump start on preparing for launching a writing workshop in September. When looking ahead to the 2017-2018 school year we will look closely at the first unit of study for each grade level. We will also think about the opportunities to support narrative, information, and opinion writing in the primary grades and the resources that can help with this planning.
During this three day institute, you will explore what is essential for launching and sustaining a writing workshop in the primary grades, how to get the most out of your resources and materials, and the use of mentor texts across the writing process. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore ways to make your whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. You will also learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing, guide your whole class teaching, and provide effective feedback to writers across the workshop and writing process.
Across these three days, you will be able to observe, practice, and plan for your grade level's first unit of study. You will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach your first unit of study. Come ready to build your own 'teacher toolkit' and explore how a workshop approach to writing instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework. Leave with the energy and eagerness to hit the ground running in September.

*Required Materials for this training: Units of Study in Writing kit

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

38. 1.8 Million Words: How to Build Independent Reading Stamina in a Common Core Classroom

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 3-6 Educators

Dates: 8/22/2017 to 8/23/2017


Audience: Classroom, AIS Reading, or Special Education Teachers of 2nd-6th Grade
Did you know that reading just 20 minutes a day results in a student reading 1.8 million words by the end of the school year? How do we get books in students' hands and create a habit of reading in all students? This two day offering will provide participants with the tools needed for a strong independent reading program, including an introduction to Jennifer Seravallo's Independent Reading Assessment. This day will be highly interactive using powerpoint, videos, role-play, and analysis of student work in order to keep engagement and understanding at high levels.

Participants should bring a notebook to take notes in, something to write with, and a fiction picture book they know well and plan to use with their students in the upcoming year.

Participants will benefit from bringing a copy of: The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07433.aspx

*It is highly recommended participants of this training also attend Aug. 24, Building A Strong Reading Community: Learn How to Successfully Launch Instructional Independent Reading with Confidence, Purpose, and Clarity!

REGISTRATION: 8-8:30 a.m. ~ SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

39. Narrative Boot Camp for Returning Writing Workshop Participants

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/22/2017

Participants will build on their experience this year as teachers of narrative writing. We will study the narrative writing progressions as they relate to small moments, personal narratives and fiction units. Teachers will deepen their understanding of both conferring and effective small group instruction within the Writing Workshop. Teachers will study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote engagement and independence. Teachers will also learn how to teach deep revision through oral language rehearsal, teacher-created demonstration texts and other exciting tools.
Please bring:
-narrative units of study for your grade level
-Pathways book

40. Algebra I Teacher to Teacher Session

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/23/2017

New
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.
Instructional Independent Reading time can be the vehicle which moves your readers into deeper meaning across a year. How you launch your Instruction Independent Reading matters greatly and deserves the attention and commitment it requires. Lea will lead a day on how to create plans for a unit of study which will help you to successfully create a community of readers who are focused, engaged, and pushed to read with volume and stamina. The unit you create will also launch basic comprehension work within the category of plot and setting. Lea will identify and model for you the components of balanced literacy as these will be the wheels on your vehicle. Be sure to bring a device as it will help you to create plans electronically which will be easier to access, revise, and share with your colleagues.

Prerequisite: Days 1 and 2, 1.8 Million Words

42. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/23/2018

August 25, 2017 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, 2018 (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 23, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. 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 afternoon.


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

43. 2017-18 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/23/2018

August 25, 2017 12:00-3:00 - Mentees will join the session to participate in shared activities focusing on mentoring requirements.

May 23, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. 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 afternoon.

44. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/23/2018

August 25, 2017 (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 23, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. 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.

45. Effective Teaching (Days 1-5)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/28/2017 to 10/25/2017

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.

46. Effective Teaching (Days 6-7)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/29/2017 to 8/30/2017

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.
Prerequisite: The Responsive Classroom Course

Deepen the skills you learned in the Responsive Classroom Course and learn additional Responsive Classroom strategies in two main areas:Engaging Academics and Effective Management. If you did not take the Effective Management course in June 2017 you MUST REGISTER for BOTH SESSIONS.

Engaging Academics: Motivate and Excite Your Students. Students learn best from lessons that connect with their lives and interests. You'll learn how to design appropriately challenging, active and interactive lessons that deepen student learning. Topics include:
- Integrating academics into your Morning Meeting
- Promoting autonomy by drawing on students' strengths and interests
- Using open-ended questions to spark curiosity, understanding, and reflection
- Remove barriers to student engagement

48. Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Students (2 Days)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 9/19/2017

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.

49. Responsive Classroom

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 10/11/2017

New
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

50. Keeping Everyone Safe (2 Days)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/2/2017 to 10/3/2017

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.

    51. Informational Writing Boot Camp

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/5/2017

    Participants will build on their knowledge of narrative writing and study the ways in which informational writing is both similar and different. We will study the informational progressions in the Pathways book as they relate to procedural, all-about and content area writing. Teachers will deepen their understanding of both conferring and effective small group instruction within the Writing Workshop. Teachers will also study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote both engagement and independence. Teachers will have time to analyze student work as well as study methods for supporting students' oral language to lift the level of their informational writing.

    Please bring:
    -the informational units of study for your grade level
    -Pathways book
    Deepen the skills you learned in the Responsive Classroom Course and learn additional Responsive Classroom strategies in two main areas:Engaging Academics and Effective Management. If you did not take the Effective Management course in June 2017 you MUST REGISTER for BOTH SESSIONS.
    Effective Management: Strategies for Challenging Behaviors. A positive, respectful approach to discipline can transform your classroom. Create a positive climate for learning and discover proactive approached to misbehavior that will help to keep the focus on learning. Topics include:
    - Understanding why students misbehave and how to set them up for success
    - Learning when and how to effectively use logical consequences
    - Organize the classroom to support student learning
    - Using problem-solving conferences to address significant issues with individual students

    53. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Dates: 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017

    Attend the biennial Literacy Conference hosted by SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Program. This two- day conference features award-winning authors' Sharon Draper, Kate Messner, and Henry Cole. Other featured speakers (Ciona Rouse and Lisa Wilde), alumni presenters, and local educators will lead workshops and sessions targeting all literacy levels.

    Network with colleagues and get inspired for literacy learning and teaching! Visit our Journey Into Literacy (JIL) website for more information: journeyintoliteracy.com


    On Thursday evening Sharon Draper will present a key note during dinner.
    All meals are included in the registration fee, and various registration options are available.

    After enrolling on My Learning Plan, attendees MUST register on the JIL website journeyintoliteracy.com
    Deadline for registration/cancellation is 10/12/2017.

    54. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference-Keynote and Day 1 ONLY

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Dates: 10/26/2017

    Attend the biennial Literacy Conference hosted by SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Program. This two- day conference features award-winning authors' Sharon Draper, Kate Messner, and Henry Cole. Other featured speakers (Ciona Rouse and Lisa Wilde), alumni presenters, and local educators will lead workshops and sessions targeting all literacy levels.

    Network with colleagues and get inspired for literacy learning and teaching! Visit our Journey Into Literacy (JIL) website for more information: journeyintoliteracy.com


    On Thursday evening Sharon Draper will present a key note during dinner.
    All meals are included in the registration fee, and various registration options are available.

    After enrolling on My Learning Plan, attendees MUST register on the JIL website journeyintoliteracy.com
    Deadline for registration/cancellation is 10/12/2017.

    55. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference-Keynote and Day 2 ONLY

    Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Dates: 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017

    Attend the biennial Literacy Conference hosted by SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Program. This two- day conference features award-winning authors' Sharon Draper, Kate Messner, and Henry Cole. Other featured speakers (Ciona Rouse and Lisa Wilde), alumni presenters, and local educators will lead workshops and sessions targeting all literacy levels.

    Network with colleagues and get inspired for literacy learning and teaching! Visit our Journey Into Literacy (JIL) website for more information: journeyintoliteracy.com


    On Thursday evening Sharon Draper will present a key note during dinner.
    All meals are included in the registration fee, and various registration options are available.

    After enrolling on My Learning Plan, attendees MUST register on the JIL website journeyintoliteracy.com
    Deadline for registration/cancellation is 10/12/2017.

    56. Opinion/Argument Writing Boot Camp

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/14/2017

    Participants will build on their knowledge of narrative and informational writing to understand the role of opinion/argument writing within the CCSS. Teachers will study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote both engagement and independence. Teachers will have time to analyze student work, as well as learn ways to support students' oral language through the use of a debate protocol that will help lift the level of their opinion/argument writing. In the afternoon, participants will work in primary and upper-grade groups. Primary teachers will build toolkits to support small group work and conferring within their opinion units. Upper grade teachers will study powerful methods for teaching personal essay, which will serve as the foundation for argument, content area and literary essays.

    Please bring:
    -the opinion units of study for your grade level
    -Pathways book

    57. Literary Essay Boot Camp, Grades 3-6

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    New
    PREREQUISITE: Attendance at Opinion/Argument Writing on Nov. 14
    Participants will build on their knowledge of opinion/argument writing to understand the role of literary essay within the Units of Study for Teaching Writing. Building on a strong foundation in personal essay, teachers will learn how to transfer many of the same skills, structures and strategies to write literary essays. Teachers will study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote both engagement and independence. Teachers will create tools to support students in conferences and small groups. They will also have time to analyze student work, as well as learn ways to support students’ oral language through the Interactive Read Aloud, whole-class conversations and book clubs meetings. Special attention will be paid to the reading work that will best support this Unit of Study.

    58. Poetry Day Boot Camp

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 1/11/2018

    In this one-day workshop, teachers will be exposed to powerful methods for teaching poetry to students in both the Reading and Writing Workshop. Building on the ideas in TC's Units of Study for Teaching Poetry, participants will also study what renowned poet and educator, Georgia Heard has to say about reading and writing poetry with children. Teachers will study student writing as well as have a chance to try different techniques to write both free-verse and form poetry.

    Please bring:
    -the poetry unit of study for your grade level (might be in the IF/THEN book)
    (K-6)

    Teachers will dig deeper into the components of balanced literacy to see how they fit together to support students' independent use of spelling and conventions. Specifically, teachers will learn how interactive writing can be used to support the transfer of spelling and conventions knowledge to authentic writing. They will also learn various small group configurations focused on grammar and spelling to differentiate for students during the writing workshop. Participants will learn what research has to say about the most effective and engaging teaching practices for grammar. Finally, teachers will get an overview of Words Their Way, a differentiated word study program.

    Please bring:
    -the first unit of study for your grade level

    60. Best Practices for Teaching Vocabulary
    K-6

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 2/6/2018


    Having a strong vocabulary is intimately related to academic success. In this presentation, teachers will examine the link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. They will learn powerful word learning strategies that are transferable across the curriculum. They will also learn how to select vocabulary words for their students and develop a sequence of lessons to make vocabulary come alive in their classrooms. Teachers will walk away with armloads of strategies for making vocabulary instruction engaging, meaningful and effective.

    Please bring:
    -two beloved read-aloud books

    61. Responsive Classroom

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 3/29/2018

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

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