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1. 1.8 Million Words: How to Build Independent Reading Stamina in a Common Core Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Grades 3-6 Educators

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

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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.

2. Narrative Boot Camp for Returning Writing Workshop Participants *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/22/2017

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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

3. Algebra I Teacher to Teacher Session *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/23/2017

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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

5. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/22/2018

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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 22, 2018 am or pm session - 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.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/22 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

6. 2017-18 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/22/2018

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

May 22, 2018 am or pm session
- 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.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/22 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

7. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/22/2018

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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 22, 2018 am or pm session - 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.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/22 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

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

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

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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.

9. OPALS 101 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/28/2017

OPALS 101 is for newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, and will also be a good refresher for any school librarian, aide, or assistant. In OPALS 101, we will be going over the basics (loans, returns, loaned item reports, overdues, adding users, searching for books, setting the calendar for the OPAC) as well as looking at some of the features in Reports and Tools. If anyone has a new aide or assistant starting in the fall, it would be great if the librarian could attend this session along with their new staff member.

10. School Library System Orientation *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/28/2017 to 8/29/2017

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

August 28th Only - Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

12. OPALS 201 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/29/2017

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OPALS 201 will focus on updates made to OPALS in the last year, and newer bells and whistles of which you might not be aware. Newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, who attended OPALS 101 the day before should plan to also come to OPALS 201 to learn more about our OPACs. OPALS 201 will get more in depth looking at newer features and updates and will also include time for participants to implement the updates on their own OPACs.

Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

13. DueNorth and OPALS ILL Training

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Aides and Library Assistants

Dates: 8/29/2017

Learn the basics about the new regional ILL system, DueNorth, which is replacing ICICILL. Also, brush up on your OPALS ILL skills.

Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

16. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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

17. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 9/22/2017

Agenda: Positivity Project Update; Share out of District and Building Goals for 2017-2018; Data Viewing from NYS Assessments; Making Connections to Improve Practices (District to District); Reporting out to the BOE; and Round Table

18. Positivity Project Implementation Training

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/26/2017

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.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 5/9/2018

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

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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.

20. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 1 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/29/2017

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

21. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 9/29/2017

TBD

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

    23. BOOK STUDY - Learn Like A Pirate Empower your students to Collaborate, Lead and Succeed (CTLE approved)

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/3/2017 to 11/7/2017

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    This is online book study using Schoology. Books are provided by the Teacher's Center for participants registering. Once registered, participants will receive an email with the Schoology class code and directions for participation. Participants will receive CTLE credits upon final completion in MLP. There is no stipend for participation. Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. In Learn Like a PIRATE, teachers will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. Join us as we set sail on an adventure to inspire and transform classroom learning environments to become student-led through passion and curiosity.

    24. Informational Writing Boot Camp *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    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

    26. Math and Movement - Using Movement to Enhance Math Ability, Increase Physical Fitness and Meet the CCLS

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Elementary teachers/aides, administration, physical education instructors

    Dates: 10/17/2017

    Math & Movement is a kinesthetic, multi-sensory approach to teaching math that incorporates physical exercise, stretching, cross-body movements, and yoga. The program uses visually pleasing floor mats that allow children to practice basic skills while using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities. Math & Movement leads students through researched-based and classroom-tested exercises that result in mathematical competency and confidence. The series of "math-movements" are uniquely designed to build number sense by including moving and counting with varied voice levels. The math-movements improve students' basic math and reading skills, critical thinking and a child's ability to focus and learn. Activities included in the workshop are aligned to specific goals in the Common Core State Standards. In this workshop, you will learn: 1. Why exercise increases learning. 2. How to use Math & Movement to help students meet the common core state standards and increase test scores. 3. Easy-to-apply and powerful techniques for extra math practice and brain breaks. 4. How to train your students to develop their own Math & Movement exercises. 5. Math & Movement exercises including the Nines Twist and Sailboat Sway 6. Methods for documenting the effectiveness of these strategies. 7. Grant opportunities and about the National Math Foundation Please see the video of the NMF Summer Institutes. All teachers who attend the workshop receive 6 digital files for the Skip Counting Banners by 3's, 4's, 6's, 7's, 8's and 9's. All schools serviced by the SLV Teachers' Centers will be reimbursed substitute reimbursement. Lunch is on your own.

    27. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: Liaisons & Title I Mentors

    Dates: 10/17/2017

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    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

    28. Literacy and Movement - Suzy Koontz

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Elementary teachers, assistants, reading teachers, administration

    Dates: 10/18/2017

    Location: Raymond Hall

    Is your ELA block a LONG 90-minutes? Learn innovative ideas for integrating kinesthetic strategies into ELA. Discover fun, efficient methods for increasing fluency and meeting the Common Core. Gain ideas for increasing your students' focus, attention span, writing, creative thinking and reading ability! Learn a unique, artistic approach to building confidence in students and engaging them in the learning process. Movement and Literacy harnesses a child's natural inclination to move and directs it into an enjoyable method of learning and retaining information. The program uses cross-lateral movements and visually pleasing floor mats that allow children to practice basic skills while using visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning modalities and: ● Increases focus, concentration, and critical thinking. ● Boosts student achievement. ● Supports the Common Core State Standards ● Supplements ALL existing curriculums. ● Integrates core subjects. ● Engages and energizes students. ● Is research-based and classroom-tested. ● Is developmentally appropriate for young children whose abstract thinking skills are not fully developed. Lunch is on your own, campus facilities will be available. Substitute reimbursement available for schools in the SLVTLC

    29. School Library System Day - 10/18/17 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 10/18/2017

    Location: Conf. Room C

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities that will include strategic planning follow up (2 hrs), cataloging/OPALS training (1 hr), and the CC/Liaison update session (2 hrs). All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.

    30. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session- Literacy Classroom Visit *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/19/2017 to 10/21/2017

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

    31. Teaching Critical Thinking in Every Subject Area

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, All subject areas

    Dates: 10/23/2017

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    Critical Thinking doesn't develop through osmosis. In this training we will explore the three main strategies for developing critical thinkers - explicit teaching of thinking skills, dialogue and mentoring, and complex problem solving. While critical thinking is often thought of as specific to individual subjects, the mental processes involved in critical thinking cross over all domains. Teachers will participate in a short lesson on evaluating ideas to create an argument, watch a video of a math teacher mentoring students as they discover Pythagorus, and solve a complex problem from New York State history. Teachers will have an opportunity to identify the specific critical thinking skills their individual students need to develop and create essential questions about complex problems to promote deeper thinking. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how critical thinking skills can be built upon, subject by subject, and year to year. Lunch is on your own. SLVTLC will provide substitute reimbursement.

    32. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference *CTLE Approved*

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

    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.
    Co-sponsored by the SLV Teachers' Learning Center.

    33. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference-Keynote and Day 1 ONLY *CTLE Approved*

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

    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.
    co-sponsored by the SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    34. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference-Keynote and Day 2 ONLY *CTLE Approved*

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

    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.
    co-sponsored by the SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    35. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 11/2/2017

    TBD

    36. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 11/3/2017

    TBD

    37. Strategies for 90%+ Target Language Use in the Novice Classroom *CTLE approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Foreign Language Teachers

    Dates: 11/3/2017

    Location: Dining Room

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    Avoiding English in your classroom can be a struggle! In this workshop participants will experience strategies for 90%+ target language use from day one. This workshop will focus on strategies for Novice-Low, Novice-Mid & Novice-High students. We will also briefly touch on how to begin or sustain these strategies with Intermediates. Participants will: identify their current target language use in the classroom as well as possible obstacles. discover how understanding the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and can allow us to align our expectations with what students can do and support our target language only classroom. experience strategies for engaging students with movement & play. discuss how to incorporate reading and writing in 100% TL that is comprehensible. learn how to give instructions 100% TL that is comprehensible through visuals and modeling. leave with a variety of tools and activities to implement. set short-term and long-term goal for target language use in their classroom. Lunch is on your own.

    38. Cultivating Careers: A Look at What Agriculture has to Offer in St. Lawrence County and Beyond

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Audience: Middle/Secondary Guidance Counselors

    Dates: 11/9/2017

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    Please join us for a fun and informative day of touring area businesses and interacting with area agriculture experts around the topic of agricultural careers. This day has been tailored for middle/secondary guidance counselors.

    Tours will include:
    o Dairy Farm
    o Feed Plant
    o Fertilizer Plant

    The day will begin at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm in Canton with refreshments and a keynote speaker. A bus will be waiting to transport the group to the tour stops. Tours will be followed by a luncheon at a local restaurant where area experts will join us for a conversation about the many career opportunities available for graduates in the county and beyond. Careers for graduates with skills in the trades and college degrees.

    There is no charge for the day, lunch is included. The day is sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, the St. Lawrence County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Agricultural Academy, and the St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Program.

    39. Opinion/Argument Writing Boot Camp *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    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

    40. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 11/16/17 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: Pariticipants in the 2017-2018 School Library System Mentoring Program

    Dates: 11/16/2017

    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.

    41. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 3 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/17/2017

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

    42. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 4 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/1/2017

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

    43. School Library System Day - 12/07/17 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    Location: Conf. Room C

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

    44. Literary Essay Boot Camp, Grades 3-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    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.

    45. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 12/8/2017

    TBD

    46. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 12/15/2017

    TBD

    47. Poetry Day Boot Camp *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    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)

    48. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 1/25/2018

    TBD
    (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

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/26/2018

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

    51. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 1/28/2018

    TBD

    52. 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.

    53. Best Practices for Teaching Vocabulary K-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/8/2018


    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

    54. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 2/9/2018

    TBD

    55. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 2/16/2018

    TBD

    56. 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.

    57. 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.

    58. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 3/22/2018

    TBD

    59. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 3/23/2018

    TBD

    60. 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

    61. 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."

    62. 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.

    63. 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.

    64. 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.

    65. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 5/18/2018

    TBD

    66. 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.

    67. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 5/24/2018

    TBD