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1. 2016-17 Mentoring Matters

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2016 to 5/24/2017

Starting Today
August 25, 2016 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.

January 19, 2017 (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 24, 2017 (Noon-3:00) - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the afternoon.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30am

2. Geometry Teacher to Teacher Session

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/25/2016

Starting Today
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.

3. Math & Movement/Literacy & Movement Grades PreK-6

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/25/2016 to 8/26/2016

Starting Today
Using movement can help kids learn, retain and gain valuable skills while exercising their body and mind at the same time. Founded by Suzy Koontz, Math & Movement/Literacy & Movement uses simple and fun exercises to introduce the fundamentals of arithmetic, early algebra, and literacy skills. Each activity is based on extensive brain science research. Best of all, kids love to learn this way! Please join Nicole Warr, Math & Movement Consultant, for this 2-day training. Participants will explore Whisper/Loud Movements, Skip Counting Movements, Tapping at the Table Activities, Hallway Math, as well as Math& Movement/Literacy & Movement Hopping Mats. The majority of the two days will focus on Math & Movement. However, Literacy & Movement mats will be utilized as well. Please visit www.mathandmovement.com to learn more about this program. This is an amazing opportunity to transform your classroom!
Cost is free to those districts participating in the MSP Grant (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hermon DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk and Ogdensburg).

4. Units of Study in Reading Training K-5

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/25/2016

Starting Today
The goal of this training is to help you understand all of the components within the Units of Study for Reading Kit. A thorough understanding of all they contain will help you more effectively put them to use.

As well, theory and structures of reading workshop, including management and operations will be addressed. Tips for solving predictable problems will be shared.

The kits are full of resources such as: mini-lessons; conferring suggestions; learning progressions in reading for intermediate grades; a week-long template for interactive read aloud in each unit; a five day shared reading lesson that serves as a template for all of the week in the K-2 units.

These kits have been referred to in the 1.8 Million Words training with Lea Mercantini-Leibowitz as a resource for mini-lessons.

REQUIRED: each participant must bring their own Units of Study in Reading kit for their grade level. It is recommended, but not required to purchase the kits with the trade book pack. They can be purchased here: http://www.heinemann.com/search/searchResults.aspx?s=all&q=units+of+study+for+teaching+reading

Presenter will be Mike Ochs, Staff Developer, Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

5. OPALS 101

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/25/2016

Starting Today
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.

6. 2016-17 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Trained Mentors

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2016 to 5/24/2017

Starting Today
August 25, 2016 12:00-3:00 - Mentees will join the session to participate in shared activities focusing on mentoring requirements.

May 24, 2017 (Noon-3:00) - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the afternoon.

7. 2016-17 New Teacher Mentorship Program for Mentees

Program: School Improvement

Audience: New Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2016 to 5/24/2017

Starting Today
August 25, 2016 (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.

May 24, 2017 (Noon-3:00) - This session will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection of the year and setting goals for the following year will be addressed. Resources for professional development will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the session.

8. School Library System Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/25/2016 to 8/26/2016

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

SESSION: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

9. OPALS 201

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/26/2016

Starting Soon
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.

10. Effective Teaching (Days 1-5)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/29/2016 to 10/26/2016

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.

11. Effective Teaching (Days 6-7)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/30/2016 to 8/31/2016

Location: Conference Room C

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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. Narrative Writing Boot Camp K-5

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/31/2016

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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 also study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote engagement and independence. Teachers will have time to reflect on this year as well as plan for launching a powerful narrative unit in the fall.
Introduction to the Independent Reading Assessment Lea will share a powerful framework for in-depth understanding and teaching text level complexities of fiction text for levels K-W. Participants will be introduced to Jennifer Serravallo's Independent Reading Assessment (IRA) and her, The Reading Strategies Book. Ideas on how to use the framework and strategies of the IRA, whether you own the assessment or not will be shared. These concepts are key to increasing the rigor and effectiveness of intervention. Participants will receive access to immediately-helpful tools such as suggested timelines for students remaining in levels and mentor texts for small groups.

Bring any information that you have on the kids you will be servicing (assessment data from the end of the year from the IRA and/or F&P, DRA2, etc.). Also, if you are able, talk to the students' classroom teacher prior to coming to the training to get to know about what their needs/strengths are (consider doing this before the end of the school year with student that you know you'll have in the fall).

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


Required: at least one Independent Reading Assessment kit/team



Cost of webinar: $100/participant



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



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



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



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



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

15. Instructional Rounds Overview

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/16/2016

This session will provide an overview of Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds-a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine-embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. It is designed to help schools and districts support high-quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds strategically connects school and district efforts with improvements at the instructional core and builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. This session is required for all educators who will participate in Instructional Rounds visits and is a prerequisite for the Instructional Rounds in Action: Refining the Process. (Principal Academy attendees have already completed this session.)

16. Instructional Rounds Overview

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/16/2016

This session will provide an overview of Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds-a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine-embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. It is designed to help schools and districts support high-quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds strategically connects school and district efforts with improvements at the instructional core and builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. This session is required for all educators who will participate in Instructional Rounds visits and is a prerequisite for the Instructional Rounds in Action: Refining the Process. (Principal Academy attendees have already completed this session.)

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/19/2016 to 9/20/2016

Location: Conference Room

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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.
At this one day in-person workshop, we will be finding ways to use technology in the classroom, even if all you have is your teacher computer, a Smart board, and one mobile device (probably your own.) There is also an online extension to this session that must be completed to get credit for 12 hours. You will earn 6 hours from the in-person session.

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

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

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

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

19. Chromebooks in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/29/2016


"NOTE: PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CHROMEBOOK TO THE WORKSHOP. Make sure you can login in to it before leaving your district.

Do you have access to chromebooks? Wondering how to use them effectively with your students? Trying to figure out just what you can do with one? Then this two day workshop is for you!

Over the course of two days, participants will explore:

*The Chrome Operating System

*Chrome Browser

*Apps and Extensions

Lots of Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts will be shared along with Advanced Organization tips for Google Drive will be shared for keeping track of student work.Participants will also learn about tools that can be used for instant student feedback, notetaking, video creation, interactive projects and more.

Work Time will be provided for participants to learn and create with the resources shared during the session.

20. Keeping Everyone Safe (2 Days)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/4/2016

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.

    21. Google Apps for Education - The Basics

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/3/2016


    This workshop is designed for the person who wants to see what all the Google Apps talk is about and how they might possibly use it in their 1:1 classroom, organize their resources and to collaborate with colleagues and others. Join us for a day of discovering Google Apps including:



    • Your Google Account

    • Gmail (not SLLBOCES accounts)

    • Calendar

    • Google Drive

    • Docs

    • Sheets

    • Forms

    This slower-paced session is for beginning computer users who would like to have ample time and help becoming familiar with Google Apps for Education.

    22. BOOK STUDY - Who's Doing the Work?: How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    Audience: Reading Teachers, K-6 Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 10/4/2016 to 11/1/2016

    New
    In their thought provoking and groundbreaking work, Who's Doing the Work?, Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris turn a critical eye on widely accepted teaching methods such as scaffolding and providing verbal cues to students to examine whether or not those methods are helping or hindering our students in the long run. Burkins and Yaris instead propose a model of next generation reading instruction that promotes productive effort as an antidote to learned helplessness. Analyzing various instructional contexts (including read alouds, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading), Burkins and Yaris offer a vision for adjusting instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers and learners. NCCIRA will be providing refreshments. Books will be provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center.

    23. School Library System Day - 10/06/16

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 10/6/2016

    Location: Ogdensburgh High School Library

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.

    24. Flipping Your Classroom Tools

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/11/2016

    New
    Creating and posting the Video and How-to Sheets
    In this workshop you will practice taking both screenshots and video of your screen or classroom. Learn techniques for creating how-to documents and instructional videos. There are different apps and programs that can do these tasks. For this workshop we will use some specific programs but the knowledge and techniques learned can transfer to the apps or programs of your choice. We will use the built in Windows Snipping Tool to capture screenshots, SMART's built in recorder to capture screen video, Microsoft's Word and Google Docs to create our how-to documents, and Microsoft's Movie Maker to edit our video. We will talk about files types and ways you can make your resources available to your students. There will be a lot of hands-on practice time built in.

    25. Instructional Rounds Overview

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 10/17/2016

    This session will provide an overview of Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds-a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine-embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. It is designed to help schools and districts support high-quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds strategically connects school and district efforts with improvements at the instructional core and builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. This session is required for all educators who will participate in Instructional Rounds visits and is a prerequisite for the Instructional Rounds in Action: Refining the Process. (Principal Academy attendees have already completed this session.)

    26. Integrating Technology in the 5-8 Math Classroom.

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/21/2016

    New
    Have you been wondering how to use technology in the math classroom? Come to this workshop to explore how you can use Google Apps for Education to engage your students and allow them to show their knowledge using technology. There are some great apps and extensions, that work with Google and the Chrome browser, which allow you to bring the tech world into the math classroom. We will showcase several other online resources such as Prodigy and Khan Academy, that are great ways to individualize instruction for the AIS classroom. Time will be given to collaborate with colleagues and share your resources.

    27. Schoology 1/4 Your Classroom without Walls (2 days)

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/27/2016 to 10/31/2016

    New
    If Google Classroom just isn't robust enough for you and your 1:1 classroom, you may want to step up to Schoology. Schoology is a Learning Management System (LMS) that handles more than just assignments. At first glance, Schoology has a social networking like layout after you login. You see posted updates and announcements from the course or groups you are in. Students can also see a calendar with dates for tests, upcoming activities and assignment deadlines.

    Create courses for your content in an enclosed environment for only students you invite. Even though Schoology is web-based, your content is not available to the world. Each user has to log in and have permission to your courses. Organize the course the way you what to. Use the Schoology course materials such as:
    Assignments
    Tests/Quizzes
    Files and Links
    Discussions
    Pages
    Media Album
    Differentiate, you can create groups in your courses and specifically assign content to those groups only. Others will not even see the link for that content.

    A great platform if you are thinking of flipping your classroom.

    The groups feature can be used to connect with other teachers, for professional development, and to house resources.

    Did I mention you can pair Schoology with your Google Drive? Assess and share your Google Drive content from within Schoology and the best part is, Schoology is free. Your district can purchase the enterprise edition of more bells and whistles.

    28. Google Hands on Halloween Party

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 10/29/2016


    At this new experimental workshop, we'll be trying a new format based on teacher requests!


    Get Googly this Halloween! Not only is this a workshop, but it will also be a festive event (because being at work on a Saturday should be fun!) Please feel free to wear your favorite Halloween costume - we'll provide the candy and fun activities.


    Possible topics include:

    -Haunted 360 Degree Google Street View Tour
    -Candy Graphing with Google Sheets
    -Relay Story Writing with Google Slides
    -Halloween Research with Google Docs
    -Creepy Crawly Quizzes with Google Forms and Flubaroo
    -Make a Monster Dance with Google's Made with Code



    Due to this being a weekend session, minimum of 10 registered participants will be required for this workshop to take place.


    29. SLS Cool Tools for School

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: School Librarians

    Dates: 11/1/2016

    Cool Tools for School is a flexible, self-paced, online learning program designed to help you keep up (and catch up) with a wide range of web-based services and networking tools, and explore how they can be used in a K-12 setting. Participants will work through 5 or 10 learning modules focused on different categories of web-based educational services and tools. There are currently 40 modules that will appeal to a wide range of interests. Each module includes an overview of the topic, examples of relevant tools, ideas for use in K-12 and a choice of several activities to complete. Participants complete each lesson on their own schedule and write a blog post about what they've learned, share projects they've created and reflect on how the topic/tools might be useful in their school setting. This is a collaborative project among several School Library Systems throughout the state. Participants will interact online with librarians within and outside of our region. Each lesson should take about two hours to complete.

    30. Instructional Rounds Visit K-12 - Colton Pierrepont

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/1/2016

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

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

    31. All things Google and Chromebook Follow-Up

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/4/2016


    This one day session is for participants who have attended either the Chromebooks in the Classroom workshop or the Google Summit held in Potsdam and Massena. Have a Chrome extension you wanted to try but haven't? Was there something that was covered but you'd like to have a little refresher on how it worked? Bring your Chromebook, questions and anything that you would like to work on that day. This workshop is designed for you to have work time with assistance. Updates to all things Google will be shared along with some new apps and extensions, tips and tricks.

    Note: Please bring your own Chromebook to this session.

    32. STRATEGIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/9/2016

    "THREE CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR CLASSROOM THAT WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE RESULTS" OR "HOW TO MAKE STUDENTS WANT WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO LEARN" These are two successive days of workshops on learner-centered teaching strategies which will be valuable for anyone attending both sessions (no repetition); however, participants can attend either day and find it extremely worthwhile. Anyone attending on the second day will not be at a loss for missing the first day, but this is such a vast topic that there is increased value for each day participating. Participants will actively engage with strategies they can use immediately in their classrooms. Tim Bedley will lead a team of facilitators from the Institute for Learning Centered Education so that participants can work in small groups with a facilitator at their table as they experience strategies for engaging students that can be accomplished in as little as five minutes and no longer than a full class period. The emphasis of this workshop is on practical application strategies that are easy to adapt, do not require a lot of classroom time, and which put students in charge of their own learning. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED EACH DAY On BOTH DAYS, a team of facilitators, will engage teachers in practical, engaging, hands-on experiences. Facilitators will model effective critical thinking activities and then participants will be involved in an analysis and application of these activities.

    33. Strategies to Engage Students

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 11/10/2016

    "THREE CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE IN YOUR CLASSROOM THAT WILL HAVE IMMEDIATE RESULTS" OR "HOW TO MAKE STUDENTS WANT WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO LEARN" These are two successive days of workshops on learner-centered teaching strategies which will be valuable for anyone attending both sessions (no repetition); however, participants can attend either day and find it extremely worthwhile. Anyone attending on the second day will not be at a loss for missing the first day, but this is such a vast topic that there is increased value for each day participating. Participants will actively engage with strategies they can use immediately in their classrooms. Tim Bedley will lead a team of facilitators from the Institute for Learning Centered Education so that participants can work in small groups with a facilitator at their table as they experience strategies for engaging students that can be accomplished in as little as five minutes and no longer than a full class period. The emphasis of this workshop is on practical application strategies that are easy to adapt, do not require a lot of classroom time, and which put students in charge of their own learning. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED EACH DAY On BOTH DAYS, a team of facilitators, will engage teachers in practical, engaging, hands-on experiences. Facilitators will model effective critical thinking activities and then participants will be involved in an analysis and application of these activities.

    34. Intro to SMART Notebook 14/15

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/14/2016

    New
    The power behind the SMART Board is really the software that comes with it.


    • Learn the basics of how to use SMART Notebook in your classroom. >


    • What can the latest version of SMART Notebook do?


    • What are some of the tools?


    • What are those tabs?


    • How do I save and print?

    This workshop will include the following:


    • Converting Importing Documents into Notebook


    • Using the SMART Notebook for lesson presentation


    • Finding SMART Online Resources


    • Navigating the user interface


    • Creating and working with files and pre-made activities


    • Creating and working with basic objects.

    Workshop participants will learn techniques designed to effectively create structure, organization, style, integrating multimedia (ie. audio and video) to your lessons. Along with your requested areas of concentration, we'll take a look at how you use the SMART Notebook for student projects.

    SMART Notebook 14/15 Part 2 will be offered January 22nd if interested, and is a separate registration

    35. Teacher Materials Creators

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/17/2016


    During this workshop, participants will learn how to create awesome-looking materials that like those available on Teachers Pay Teachers.


    Topics may include:

    -Where to find free images, how to use them, and basic copyright rules


    -Basic image editing - removing backgrounds, changing colors, adding shapes


    -Custom Fonts and Colors - downloading and installing fonts, creating a quick handwritten font, creating quick and easy color palettes


    -Designing Google Slides - adding more fonts, editing master slides, customizing backgrounds


    -Designing Smart Notebook files - attaching fonts, creating custom backgrounds, making themes


    -Designing Word Documents - embedding fonts in files, adding backgrounds, adding page borders, moving images, using tables as a framework


    36. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 11/17/16

    Program: School Library System

    Audience: Pariticipants in the 2016-2017 SLS Mentoring Program

    Dates: 11/17/2016

    New
    The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2016-2017 school year gives mentoring partners the opportunity to get together with SLS staff during the morning to explore issues of concern to new and nearly new School Librarians. You are invited to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.

    37. SMART Notebook 14/15 Part 2

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 11/28/2016

    New
    Building on the Intro to SMART Notebook 1-day workshop, this session will continue with the following:
    - Creating themes
    - Adding attachments to Notebook files
    - Adding links to objects
    - Adding sounds to objects
    - Adding Video
    - Creating Pull tabs
    - SMART Apps
    o Creating games with the activity builder
    o Math equation writing and Geogebra
    o Mind mapping
    o Activity Builder Lab
    o Smart Blocks
    o Response online

    Workshop participants will learn techniques designed to effectively create structure, organization, style, integrating multimedia (ie. audio and video) to your lessons. Along with your requested areas of concentration, we'll take a look at how you use the SMART Notebook for student projects.

    38. Instructional Rounds Overview

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 12/1/2016

    This session will provide an overview of Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds-a practice adapted to education from the field of medicine-embodies a specific set of ideas about how practitioners can work together to solve common problems and improve their practice. It is designed to help schools and districts support high-quality teaching and learning for all students. Instructional Rounds strategically connects school and district efforts with improvements at the instructional core and builds collaborative networks of educators who learn from one another about improving teaching and learning. This session is required for all educators who will participate in Instructional Rounds visits and is a prerequisite for the Instructional Rounds in Action: Refining the Process. (Principal Academy attendees have already completed this session.)

    39. Student Projects for the 1:1 Classroom

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 12/2/2016


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


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


    Note: Please bring a Chromebook or laptop

    40. Algebra II Teacher to Teacher Session

    Program: School Improvement

    Dates: 2/17/2017

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    This teacher to teacher session is intended to provide time for participants to collaborate over two days. 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.

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

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

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

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