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Join in this book study if you are interested in learning new ways to integrate Google classroom into your curriculum. This short but powerful book will help to increase your knowledge and use of Google Classroom.

Stipends will be based on the 10 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: 978-1-945167-16-4

2. Exploring the Next Generation ELA Standards: K-2 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/8/2018

Come join us as we learn about the changes, the timeline for implementation, and explore the introductory materials, including life-long practices, in the morning. The afternoon session will then allow participants to dig into their grade-specific standards with colleagues.

3. 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.

4. Exploring the Next Generation ELA Standards: 6-8 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/10/2018

Come join us as we learn about the changes, the timeline for implementation, and explore the introductory materials, including life-long practices, in the morning. The afternoon session will then allow participants to dig into their grade-specific standards with colleagues.

5. What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? (FICTION) Professional Book Study

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Audience: Classroom Teachers (Gr. 3-8), Reading Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 5/10/2018 to 6/7/2018

Designing effective reading instruction can be a daunting task! Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser have taken the guesswork out of planning daily reading instruction for the reader’s workshop. Their 4-step process (lean in, listen to what readers say, look at what they write, assess where they need to go next) helps teachers develop confidence as they make challenging ‘in-the-moment’ decisions when conferring with students, analyzing reader’s notebooks, planning daily reading instruction, and deciding what readers should focus on next. Join us for a 3-session professional book study on Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser’s What Do I Teach Readers Tomorrow? Fiction, Grades 3-8: Your Moment-to-Moment Decision-Making Guide!
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).

7. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/14/2018

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

8. Exploring the Next Generation ELA Standards: 3-5 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/16/2018

Come join us as we learn about the changes, the timeline for implementation, and explore the introductory materials, including life-long practices, in the morning. The afternoon session will then allow participants to dig into their grade-specific standards with colleagues.

9. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/17/2018

Monthly meeting

10. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

TBD

11. 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.

12. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

Network meeting.

13. Prime Time for Primary Sources: North Country School Library Systems Regional Conference *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement & SLS CTLE #755 & #3234

Audience: Librarians; Teachers; Library Aides & Assistants

Dates: 5/21/2018

Get research ready with the North Country School Library Systems (NCSLS) Regional Conference: Prime Time for Primary Sources! This mini-conference will feature a keynote by Tom Bober, an elementary librarian at RM Captain Elementary in Clayton, Missouri and a former Teacher in Residence with the Library of Congress. He has written about the use of primary sources for national publications, and develops and runs workshops and webinars focusing on strategies for the students' uses of primary sources. The luncheon speaker will be Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb, The Notorious Benedict Arnold, and the Time Twisters series. He will share tips on the writing process, nonfiction writing exercises for the classroom, and his experiences as an author. There will also be vendor displays and book sales. Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

A limited block of Superior View Double Queen rooms have been set aside at the High Peaks Resort for Sunday night at the rate of $112. Please call the hotel directly at (518) 523-4411 to book a room. Mention that you are with the "North Country School Library Systems Conference" when you call. This discount cannot be used to reserve rooms online and a credit card must be provided at the time of reservation. This rate will be guaranteed until April 17, 2018 or until filled.

Early Bird Registration is $60; Deadline now April 20, 2018

Late Registration: $85
Final registration/cancellation deadline: May 7, 2018. No refunds will be given after this date.
Walk-ins are not allowed.

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

Date & Time: Monday, May 21, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Place: High Peaks Resort, 2384 Saranac Avenue, Lake Placid, NY
Cost: $60 (until 3/31, $85 4/1 - 5/7)

14. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/24/2018

TBD

15. It's All About The Books *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/27/2018 to 6/17/2018

New
Does your classroom library have 600-2,000 titles? Do you love children’s books? Did you know that research supports that the more books you have in your classroom library, the better students do on standardized tests? But more importantly, a well established, high-interest classroom library will provide all students opportunities to fall in love with reading and become life-long readers. What more could you ask for? Jump in to this beautiful, inspiring book study to learn how to organize your books, how to obtain books, and how to create book rooms and libraries that extend the most powerful resource for books in a school, the classroom library. The end of the year is the perfect time for this book so when you get the message that book orders are due by the end of the day, you are ready! This book study is for any educator; from the classroom to the board room that understands the value of establishing, engaging, empowering classroom libraries and is committed to providing real equity to all readers. An educator that understands the power of igniting reading identities in all students. Participants are required to purchase their own copy of this book and weekly posts will be due in Schoology. We will have a mandatory mid-way virtual Zoom meeting.

Posting dates in May/June: May 27, June 3, 10, and 17th. Zoom meeting Monday June 11, 2018 3:15pm-3:45pm.

Stipends will be based on the 10 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: 978-0-325-09813-5

The dates below are not in fact meeting dates, however you do need to post by Sunday of each week. There will be a mandatory virtual meeting on June 11, 2018 from 3:15-3:45. Please log on at 3pm to make sure your technology works. If you would like to schedule a practice run with technology before the meeting date, please set up with Shannon the facilitator via email.

16. 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.

17. Virtual & Augmented Reality

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 6/5/2018

You're About to Change Your Reality

We all view the world around us through our senses and our perception s of objects we come into contact with. Virtual and Augmented reality gives us the opportunities to alter or change some of the reality around us and have our brains respond to it. These changes in reality offer us the ability to visit and interact with objects that we may not normally have the opportunity to. Spend the day exploring the different aspects of Virtual and Augmented Reality.

18. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2018

Monthly meeting

19. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 6/8/2018

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

20. Number Talks *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/14/2018

New
Interested in learning about number talks? Here is your opportunity! Come explore ways to build mental math and computational strategies. Based on the book, Number Talks, by Sherry Parrish, this session will explain what a classroom number talk is; how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding; how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and how to develop grade-level specific thinking strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will spend time in the afternoon preparing and planning for intentional number talks to support your students’ mental math and computational strategies. Number talks support both the current Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, as well as the Next Generation Standards.

21. Library Professional Development and CCCD Committee *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Dates: 6/18/2018

New
Members of the Resource Sharing and Professional Development Committees will meet to identify priorities and select resources for the 2018-2019 school year. The professional development discussion will be in the morning, followed by lunch (details TBA), and then the resource sharing/CCCD discussion in the afternoon.
This workshop will help teachers gain a deeper knowledge of the nonfiction standards and skills associated with those standards. This workshop will also prepare teachers how to use the various workshop components to teach these standards and skills. To participate effectively, teachers will need to bring: Chromebook, stack of varied nonfiction texts (trade books, articles, etc.) on a topic, and The Reading Strategies Book.

23. Units of Study Work Day: Grades 5 & 6 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/2/2018

New
Come to a work day before the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year is upon us. During this session we will look at the overviews and big goals of the first units of study. Please bring with you the first bends that you will be using to start the year for reading or writing or both. We will create tools to start the year such as charts, paper options and mentor texts. In the afternoon we will break off into small groups to plan as you will need in your classroom. This is the perfect time to ask questions of our colleagues and reflect upon what worked and needs to be tweaked from last year! ***Must be using Units of Study in Reading or Writing.

24. Positivity Project Implementation Training *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/10/2018

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 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 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.

25. Creating Additional Assessments for the IRA: Grades 2-6 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/11/2018

New
*$50 will not be aidable. New IRA books will be ordered for participants. Want to learn how to create your own Independent Reading Assessments, using texts that appeal to your students? The Independent Reading Assessment by Jen Serravallo is a beneficial tool to track a student’s comprehension throughout an entire book. In the morning session we will look at breaking down a book and using question stems to build a new assessment. In the afternoon you will work on creating these assessments yourself, using books of your choice. You will leave with 2-3 new IRA’s to add to your library! Please bring 1-2 novels that you are familiar with from levels K-W.

26. Introduction to Words Their Way: Grades 1-3 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/13/2018

New
*$50 will not be aidable. Words Their Way professional text will be ordered for participants. Are you looking for individualized instruction for word study? Words Their Way by Donald R. Bear is a tool that delivers phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction for children at their developmental stage. This session will cover an introduction of the structure and training to start using sorts with student with the goal of seeing transfer in independent writing. You will leave with the 6th edition text and online resources to groups and pinpointing specific needs of your students at the beginning of the school year.

27. Mathematics Learning Standards for PK-1 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/16/2018

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.

28. Learner-Centered Strategies *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/18/2018

This will be an extension of the one and two day workshops the Institute has conducted throughout the North Country during the past year.

The focus will be exclusively on learner-centered strategies that teachers can implement the next day in their classrooms. There will be different strategies than the ones participants have experienced at previous workshops. Tim Bedley, Don Mesibov, and other skilled facilitators will model learner-centered strategies; participants will experience these strategies and then discuss them and share how they can use them in their classrooms.

Time will be allotted for participants to work on fall unit or lesson plans using the strategies they will have experienced.

29. Constructivist Design Conference for Educational Improvement *CTLE Approved*

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Audience: Area Educators

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

Location: Student Center

The Constructivist Design Conference is a unique professional development opportunity which will provide your district, school, parent or university team facilitated "work" time. During the conference participants will develop programs, curriculum, assessments or initiatives to benefit all student within a learner centered framework. (Your team or school selects its own task.) The conference is co-sponsored by St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, St. Lawrence University Dept. of Education, and the Institute for Learning Centered Education.

Team and individual registration options are available, please indicate your registration option choice when registering. The $925/participant price shown is the maximum registration amount it will be adjusted based on the registration option you choose.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily by St. Lawrence University, as well as, a banquet dinner on July 21st.

The institute for Learner Centered Education will send additional conference information via regular mail. Please review it carefully and respond if necessary.

Space is limited to 40 Teams ~ First Come First Served!

The cost is $2,500 for a team of three and $575 for each additional person. Billing will reflect team discounts.

Contact Rachel Barr (rbarr@sllboces.org) for registration questions or Don Mesibov (dmesibov@twcny.rr.com) for conference questions.

You must also register online at https://www.learningcentered.org/constructivist-conference/

30. Mathematics Learning Standards for 2-3 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/17/2018

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.

31. Mathematics Learning Standards for 4-5 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/18/2018

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.

32. Launching a Reading Workshop In Grades 3-6 Within a Balanced Literacy
Framework

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

During this three-day training, Trent will help teachers prepare for launching a reading workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Trent will also give tips for navigating the resources in the units of study materials. Trent will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a reading workshop in the upper elementary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. This will include the resources for reading workshop and the interactive read aloud. Next, Trent will guide teachers through the process of going through a unit of study. This will include helping teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to assess reading to guide their whole class teaching and provide effective feedback to readers across the workshop. Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to reading instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.

*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

33. Launching a Writing Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/25/2018

During this three day training, Katie will help teachers prepare for launching a writing workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Katie will also share opportunities to support narrative, information, and opinion writing in the primary grades and the resources teachers have to help with this planning.

Katie will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a writing workshop in the primary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. Next, Katie will guide teachers through the process of using mentor texts and help teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing, guide their whole class teaching, and provide effective feedback to writers across the workshop and writing process.

Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to writing instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.


*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level
Registration will be held from 8-8:30.
During this two-day training, Trent will help upper-grade teachers develop a deeper understanding of assessing student writing to plan for conferences and small groups. Trent will also support teachers in using the assessment resources in their units of study materials: A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, If … Then … Curriculum, and Writing Pathways (these aren’t spiral books). Trent will begin by giving an overview of the assessment resources and materials in the units of study materials. Then, teachers will learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing. Teachers will have opportunities to practice assessing student writing and will learn how to use this understanding to provide effective feedback through a variety of conferences and small groups. Then, Trent will model how to prioritize goals for writers and plan for various conferences and small groups. This will include pacing and instructing writers in strategy lessons. Across these two days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for a variety of small groups and conferences. Teachers will leave equipped with deeper understanding and tools to assess student writing, and how conferring and small groups can enhance the writing workshop.
The teachers who attend this professional development day should be 3-5 teachers who are implementing Writing Units of Study. It is highly recommended that the teachers who attend this day have had recent support with the Writing Units of Study, Writing Workshop, and components of balanced literacy. At least 3-5 days of support and learning in these areas is recommended. In addition, teachers who attend this workshop should be teachers who have taught 3-4 spiral units from the units of study materials.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

35. Assessing Writing and Small Group Instruction Inside Writing Workshop Grades 3-5 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/26/2018 to 7/27/2018

New
During this two-day training, Katie will help teachers develop a deeper understanding of assessing student writing to plan for conferences and small groups. Katie will also support teachers in using the assessment resources in their units of study materials: A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, If … Then … Curriculum, and Writing Pathways (these aren’t spiral books).

Katie will begin by giving an overview of the assessment resources and materials in the units of study materials. Then, teachers will learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing. Teachers will have opportunities to practice assessing student writing and will learn how to use this knowledge to provide effective feedback through a variety of conferences and small groups.

Then, Katie will model how to prioritize goals for writers and plan for various conferences and small groups. This will include pacing and instructing writers in strategy lessons.

Across these two days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for a variety of small groups and conferences. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to assess student writing and with an understanding of how conferring and small groups can enhance the writing workshop.

36. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/3/2018

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

37. Launching a Reading Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/3/2018

During this three-day training, Katie will help teachers prepare for launching a reading workshop in September and will guide teachers as they look closely at the first unit of study for their grade level. Katie will also give tips for navigating the resources in the units of study materials.

Katie will begin by laying out what is essential for launching and sustaining a reading workshop in the primary grades and giving an overview of the resources and materials. This will include the resources for reading workshop, shared reading, and read aloud. Next, Katie will guide teachers through the process of going through a unit of study. This will include helping teachers make their whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. Teachers will also learn how to assess reading to guide their whole class teaching and provide effective feedback to readers across the workshop.

Across these three days, teachers will have the opportunity to observe, practice, and plan for their first unit of study. Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach their first unit of study and with an understanding of how a workshop approach to reading instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework.

*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

38. Technology Supports Instruction - Summer Tech Camp *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/7/2018 to 8/10/2018

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


• Web 2.0 tools for K-5


• Web 2.0 tools for 6-12


• Coding


• Google Tools


• Using video to support instruction


• Free online assessment tools


• Educational Apps for content areas


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

39. 3-6 Launching Writing Workshop

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/15/2018

This beginning writing institute is geared for teachers, specialists and administrators of grades 3-6. Participants will explore the following:


• Creating a classroom environment (room set-up and routines) to support independence


• The qualities of good writing and how mentor texts can lift the level of student work


• Components of balanced literacy and how they support writing workshop


• Genre studies in writing essays, personal narratives, and informational texts


• Each part of the workshop (from mini-lesson to teaching share)


• Conferring and assessment-based small group instruction


• Using performance assessments and learning progressions to develop data-based instruction in writing


• Using toolkits, charts and student-facing rubrics that support writers in revision

*Required Materials: Units of Study for Reading (the entire kit) and the trade book pack that goes with the grade level

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2018

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.

41. Elementary Science Standards

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2018 to 8/17/2018

The new NYS Science Learning Standards were approved in July 2018. Elementary science standards are now specific by grade level and require students to think about, experiment with, and draw conclusions about the world they live in. This two-day is designed to help teachers look at both what they are expected to teach but also how it should be taught. Participants will additionally learn ways to “fit it all in” while still making science fun!

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/17/2018

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).

43. Units of Study Work Day: Grades 3 & 4 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/20/2018

New
Come to a work day before the hustle and bustle of the beginning of the school year is upon us. During this session we will look at the overviews and big goals of the first units of study. Please bring with you the first bends that you will be using to start the year for reading or writing or both. We will create tools to start the year such as charts, paper options and mentor texts. In the afternoon we will break off into small groups to plan as you will need in your classroom. This is the perfect time to ask questions of our colleagues and reflect upon what worked and needs to be tweaked from last year! **Must be using the Units of Study in Reading or Writing.

44. 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/).

45. 2018-2019 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

August 22, 2018 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, 2019 (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 15, 2019 am or pm session - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2018-19. 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 session.


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 5/15 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

46. 2018-19 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

August 22, 2018, 12:00-3:00 - Previously Trained Mentors will be joined by their Mentee this session to participate in shared activities focusing on mentoring requirements.

May 15, 2019 am or pm session
- This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2018-19. 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 session.

Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/15 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

47. 2018-2019 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 5/15/2019

August 22, 2018 (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 15, 2019 am or pm session - This session will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2018-19. 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 5/15 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

48. 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.

49. OPALS 101 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/27/2018

New
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. We will also be covering OPALS Interlibrary Loan. 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. Session: 9:00 AM - 11:30 PM

50. School Library System Orientation *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 8/28/2018

New
The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System (SLS) will be offering its annual orientation on August 27th and 28th for new and 'nearly new' school librarians, library assistants, and library aides.

August 27th & 28th - Session: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

51. 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.

52. OPALS 201 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/28/2018

New
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

53. 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.

54. 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.

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: All Educators

    Dates: 8/26/2019 to 10/23/2019

    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.

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

    Dates: 8/27/2019 to 8/28/2019

    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.