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1. Mathematics Learning Standards for 3rd Grade

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/22/2018

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Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.
This is a full day required training for teachers administering the NYSAA for ELA, Math, and Science. This is a computer based assessment for NYSAA students in grades 3-8 and HS. As a result of this training, teachers will be certified to administer this assessment. It will be held on January 22nd from 8:30 until 3:00 and please bring a laptop. There will be a one hour lunch break. Lunch is on your own. It will be held at the BOCES Center in Canton, Conference room A.

3. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 1/25/2018

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The agenda will include: Model Schools Update and CBT Review (Patti Fisher); AIS Review by District (Brooke Reid); Heart Rate Monitors – PE Movement/Fitness/Academic Performance (Jim Nee); BOCES Central Calendar for Author Visits (Darin Saiff); Round Table Discussion; and iReady Review.

4. PK- Book Study I Am Reading Nurturing Young Children's Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/25/2018 to 3/22/2018

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I Am Reading Nurturing Young Children's Meaning Making and Joyful Engagement with Any Book by Kathy Collins and Matt Glover January 25-March 22nd, 2018
This 7 week book online and virtual (one online meeting March 22) study is designed for the PK teacher who wants to build their professional network, enjoys learning at their own pace and time, and who wants to provide meaningful, authentic reading instruction for their youngest learners.
The authors of this book share how to nurture, nudge and instruct readers whether or not they are decoding words and include:
- Observation guides for children reading any kind of book
- Sample reading conferences and whole-class minilessons
- Suggestions for creating reading opportunities in a pre-k setting
- Action plans to get you going
- Online video clips of children making meaning and teachers supporting them
This course will begin with the first assignment due on January 25, 2018 by 10PM. Following postings will be due each Thursday and our last meeting will be a mandatory virtual meeting via Zoom where participants can virtually connect and share their action plans. Each assignment and final meeting is due on time for course completion credit.

Stipends will be based on the 15 hours that will be expected to complete the study. Stipends will be approved by districts individually.

You will be responsible for obtaining your own book. ISBN: 978-0-325-05092-8

The dates below are not in fact meeting dates, however you do need to post by Thursday of each week. There will be a mandatory virtual meeting on March 22, 2018 from 3:15-3:45. Please log on at 3pm to make sure your technology works. You will need a laptop, chromebook, or a computer with a camera for this meeting. If you would like to schedule a practice run with technology before the meeting date, please set up with Shannon the facilitator via email.

Zoom Link
https://zoom.us/j/101593217

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/26/2018

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

6. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 1/26/2018

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

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 1/30/2018

This Institute is intended for educators who have taken the Google Certified Educator Level 1 workshop and who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for employing Google Apps in more depth. Do you want to prove your expertise? This is the Institute for you! This one-day training will dive deeper into Google content and will provide you with the next level expertise that you will need to successfully complete the Google Certified Educator Level 2 examination.
*Exam Vouchers will be provided at the end of the event for level 2.

Session Topics:
-Broadcasting Yourself with Google+, Hangouts, Blogger & YouTube
-Taking your Google Sites to the Next Level
-Diving Deeper into Google Apps; Google Draw; Doc, Sheets, & Forms
-Making the Most out of Google Calendar
-Add-on & Extensions: Maximizing your Chrome Experience
-Making the Most of Google Classroom
-Google Play for Education
-Going Global with Google Maps and Earth

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 1/30/2018

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

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

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

10. Counselor Appreciate Week Luncheon

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/31/2018

New

Keynote Speakers:
Debbie Miller: Self Healing Energy Medicine
Samantha Deleel: Use of Essential Oils for Healing and Stress Relief in Schools

RSVP: by Friday January 19th

11. Mathematics Learning Standards for 4th Grade *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/2/2018

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

12. Mindfulness for Teachers *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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


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


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


• Teach observing and reflecting when responding to stimulus


• Enhance the growth mindset and executive functioning skills


• Instill kindness and compassion within the culture of learning


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 2/7/2018

Location: Conf. Rooms A & B

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

15. Unpacking Literary Essay for Grades 4-6

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/8/2018

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Unpacking Literary Essay for Grades 4-6:
In the morning, Lauren will lead a 3 hour webinar to explore the nuts and bolts of writing literary essays using a workshop approach. She will discuss how to write structured essays in which writers hook readers with an introduction, make and support claims, and provide evidence to support their claims. Participants will explore how students can use both familiar read aloud and independent reading texts to write essays. Next, participants will explore the qualities of good writing to study a variety of sample student writing pieces noticing the strengths and next steps of the writers. In the afternoon, participants will craft their own literary essays to use both as exemplar and demonstration writing pieces. Participants are asked to bring several read aloud texts that their students are familiar with to the session.

16. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 2/8/2018

Monthly meeting

17. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 2/9/2018

TBD

18. Positivity Project Implementation Training *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/13/2018

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


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


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

Please visit the website at www.posproject.org

Registration will be held from 7:30-8

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 2/13/2018

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

20. Mathematics Learning Standards for 2nd Grade *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/15/2018

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

21. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 2/16/2018

TBD

22. Chemistry/Physical Science *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/16/2018

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

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

Agenda

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

23. 21st Century Learning Design Camp - NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

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

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

24. Mathematics Learning Standards for 1st Grade *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/28/2018

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

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

26. Discipline with Dignity *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

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

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

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

Discipline with Dignity has been applied in classrooms throughout the world. The programs popularity stems from the outstanding results obtained by K-12 teachers, principals, counselors, parents and others who work with children. Discipline with Dignity is an insightful, motivating and practical approach that can be adapted to fit the needs of any district, school or community.
Grade 6-8 math teachers will explore the changes in the Next Generation Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Examine the development of topics across the grade band to better understand how to meet the needs of ALL learners. Collaborate with your colleagues at this intermediate level math professional development opportunity.

28. RTI/MTSS for Secondary Schools: An Audit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/6/2018

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Middle and high schools that have successfully implemented Response to Intervention/Multi-Tier System of Supports (RTI/MTSS) for academics know that they can use this model to accurately identify students with deficits in schoolwork and put together effective intervention plans to close skill gaps. This full-day workshop is designed for educators at the secondary level who want to assess the quality of their current RTI/MTSS efforts and receive guidance and consultation in how to overcome present roadblocks to success. Participants will:

- review up-to-date research on best practices for implementing the 3 Tiers of academic RTI/MTSS in middle and high schools.
- evaluate school-wide academic screening tools to decide which are best match for identifying students at risk for academic failure.
- use an "Academic RTI/MTSS: Critical Elements Checklist" to evaluate their current model, identify targets for immediate improvement, and develop an updated RTI/MTSS school or district plan

Participants will also have access to an online set of resources to help them to continue 'academic RTI/MTSS'-improvement activities back at their school or district.

29. Choose Your Own Adventure *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 3/12/2018

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

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

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: Pariticipants in the 2017-2018 SLS Mentoring Program

Dates: 3/15/2018

Location: Conf. Room C

The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2017-2018 school year gives mentoring partners the opportunity to get together with SLS staff during the morning to explore issues of concern to new and nearly new School Librarians. You are invited to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.

31. Physics/Physical Science *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/16/2018

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

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

Agenda

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

32. Math & Movement Symposium *CTLE Approved*

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

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

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

33. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 3/22/2018

TBD

34. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 3/23/2018

TBD

35. MS/HS Life Sciences *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/23/2018

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

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).
Algebra teachers will explore the changes in the Next Generation Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Examine the development of topics including pre-requisite standards and the expected learning for future courses to better understand how to meet the needs of ALL learners. Collaborate with your colleagues at this professional development opportunity.

37. Mathematics Learning Standards for Pre-K *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/26/2018

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

38. APL Effective Teaching refresher *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/28/2018

*The five basic teaching strategies.
*The interaction sequence (how to engage all students).
*Serial positioning/time management (focusing on instructional organization).
*Behavior management (The 6 behavior management guidelines plus the 5 steps in teaching a behavior).
*Effective note taking.

Built into this session we also touch upon homework and the essential need for repetitions and practice.

This is a very full, fast paced day for those teachers who have attended our previous APL Workshop.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

39. Positivity Project Implementation Training *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/29/2018

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


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


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

Please visit the website at www.posproject.org

Registration will be held from 7:30-8

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

40. Understanding Parenting with Love and Leadership by John Rosemond: A Seminar for Educators* CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 3/29/2018

New
Over the past fifty or so years, the management of student behavior in the classroom has gone from being a relatively minor issue to being perhaps the most demanding of a teacher’s responsibilities. In this seminar, John Rosemond sets forth a new and yet, paradoxically, not-so-new approach to student discipline. The topics covered include:

1. An explanation for the rise in student behavior problems based on trends in parenting philosophy and practice that have occurred over the past fifty years.
2. An explanation of the concurrent increase in problems getting parents to accept that their children misbehave and follow through appropriately at home.
3. How to increase the likelihood of parent cooperation concerning discipline issues.
4. The essence of effective classroom discipline is not proper use of behavior-modification-based management strategies, but a proper attitude, broken down into its component parts.
5. Anecdotal examples of effective management of school behavior and school performance issues.
6. Structured Question/Answer and Discussion

Objectives:
1. Participants will possess a working understanding of contemporary parent/child dynamics, how those dynamics have changed since the 1960s, and how those changes have affected child behavior as well as student/teacher and school/parent relationships.
2. Participants will possess a working, practical understanding of the fundamental elements of effective classroom behavior management, answering the question, “How is it that even when a teacher does the right thing, a student or students will sometimes continue doing the wrong things?”
3. Participants will possess a working understanding of practical means of defusing parent resistance and defensiveness.
Registration will be held from 7:30-8:30

Parking passes will not be needed for lots 6 & 9.
Jack Berckemeyer has received international recognition for his inspirational, yet practical message to educators through his unique blend of humor, expertise, experiences and straight talk. Jack tackles some of the most awkward situations that arise in middle level classrooms. His dynamic presentations use everyday classroom realities to strengthen our instructional potential.
Check out Jack's website: http://jackberckemeyer.com/
Sessions:
-Teaching Strategies that Motivate Middle Level Adolescence
-Collaborative Team Approach
-Teacher to teacher networking
Sponsored by SLVTLC, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, and NYS Middle School Association

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

42. Learning Summit Co-Sponsored by NYSCATE and SLL Model Schools

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: PK-12 Educators

Dates: 3/29/2018

New
NYSCATE (New York State Computers and Technology in Education) is co-sponsoring another Learning Summit for the SLL BOCES region. The BOCES is very excited to once again offer this opportunity. Sessions will include GSuite tools, coding, robotics,and many other ideas for supporting curriculum and pedagogy with technology. A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please car pool if possible. Participants should bring their own device to use during the conference.

43. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/29/2018

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

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

44. SLCMEA Music Professional Development Day

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 3/29/2018

New
Sessions to include: Welcome to the NEW NYS P-12 Learning Standards, On to the Classroom! How to Begin Using the Standards, Timpani- The pitched membranophone nightmare, EL/MS Choreography and Movement, Practical Applications of the New Arts Standards: Band and Choral Readings, Advocacy: Everything you were wanting to know, but afraid to ask.

Registration for sessions at www.slcmea.org/staffday18

*ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST OFFICIALLY REGISTER ON THE SLCMEA WEBSITE TO ATTEND SESSIONS

Contact: Jamie LaBarge jlabarge@bfcsd.org with any questions

Lunch will be provided.

Registration will be held from 7:45-8am.

45. NYS Art Standards Rollout *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 3/29/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 4/3/2018

Location: Conf. Rooms B & C

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

48. Mathematics Learning Standards for Kindergarten *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/4/2018

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/6/2018

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

50. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 4/19/2018

Monthly meeting

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

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

Location: Conference Room C

This training is based on what was taught in Effective Teaching Days 1-5, which was designed to provide participants with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

Some outcomes participants can expect include: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.


Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

52. MS/HS Life Sciences *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/11/2018

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

Agenda

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

53. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/17/2018

Monthly meeting

54. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

TBD

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

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

56. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

Network meeting.

57. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/24/2018

TBD

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

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Dates: 5/31/2018

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

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

The actual cost billed will be based on:

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

b. Additional team members will be $200

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

59. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2018

Monthly meeting

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2018

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

Participants will learn:

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/17/2018

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

These important topics are covered:

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/21/2018

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

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

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

If you are looking for a staff in-service experience that is going to result in an immediate and positive impact on both student and staff performance look no further. This baseline staff development workshop has enjoyed rave reviews from every organization that has offered it.

This five-day workshop is designed to provide your staff with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

Some outcomes that participants can expect are: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.

Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session: 8:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

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

Location: Conference Room C

This training is based on what was taught in Effective Teaching Days 1-5, which was designed to provide participants with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

Some outcomes participants can expect include: increased student time on task, improved student behavior, improved student performance, insights into and options for classroom organization, motivation of students, and classroom management techniques that work.


Registration: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

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

Location: Conference Room

This two-day workshop, designed for up to 30 participants, provides all members of the school community a "sampling" of topics to increase their awareness of the characteristics, needs, and alternative intervention strategies which work with students with social, emotional, and behavioral problems. Although it is an awareness level training, participants are provided with some practical techniques they can immediately apply in their school setting. It is applicable for any staff member who works in an environment with children or youth who have, or are at risk of developing, social, emotional, and/or behavioral problems.

Registration 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

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

Location: Conference Room

One of the primary fears staff members have is how to handle a student who is, or has the potential to become, physically aggressive. Keeping Everyone Safe prepares staff emotionally, mentally, and physically to cope with acting out, aggressive children and youth. It is not a course in self-defense; the actual hands-on, physical segment of the training is minimal. The primary goal of this program is to equip staff with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to avoid and de-escalate crisis situations without the need for physical intervention.

The program includes:

  • Sources of aggressive behavior.
  • Stages of crisis development.
  • Keeping others safe.
  • Supportive verbal and non-verbal de-escalation strategies.
  • Physical responses to attach.
  • Supportive physical intervention and transport techniques.
  • Crisis team development, roles, and communication.
  • Talking with students after a crisis, and development of policies and procedural safeguards.


  • Registration 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ Session 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.