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

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

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

Dates: 10/17/2017

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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.

2. 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

3. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 5/22/2018

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October 18, 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.

4. Literacy and Movement - Suzy Koontz CTLE approved

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Audience: Elementary teachers, assistants, reading teachers, administration

Dates: 10/18/2017

Location: Raymond Hall 8th Floor

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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

5. PROJECT WILD - ctle credit

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 10/18/2017

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Contact linda at 315-705-5022 or linda@massenenaturecenter.com Space is limited

6. 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

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The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities that will include strategic planning activities, goal setting and alignment, District Member Plan discussion, and committee work in breakout groups(3 hrs), and the CC/Liaison update session (2 hrs). All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.

7. 2017-18 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 5/22/2018

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October 18, 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.

8. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 5/22/2018

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October 18, 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.

9. EARLY CHILDHOOD PROJECT LEARNING TREE AND PROJECT WILD

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 10/18/2017

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Call 315-705-5022 or linda@massenanaturecenter.com space is limited bring your own lunch and drinks

10. Combined Project Wild Aquatic and Project WET (ctle credit)

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 10/19/2017

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bring your own lunch and drinks call or email to reserve your spot: 315-705-5022 space limited linda@massenanaturecenter.com

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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

12. Doing More with Google Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 10/20/2017

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Google Classroom has it’s limits. In this workshop we are going to learn how to tie in some other Google tools not generally associated with Google Classroom. Some topics we will cover include: Google Classroom basics Creating a survey with Google Forms Creating an assessment with Google Forms Integrate your own videos with Youtube Using Google Question (Classroom) for Discussion What would you like to do? Q&A session
Registration will be held from 8-8:30
Many experts in the field, including Fountas and Pinnell and Jennifer Serravallo, have taught us that level A through I/J readers require a great deal of explicit instruction along with scaffolds and coaching related to the goals of print work and fluency. This work is what helps (most) readers make meaning of the books they are reading (comprehension) and allows them to have conversations about those books. Whereas readers at level J/K are ready to shift their focus from print work and fluency and put more effort into finding deeper meaning in the texts they read. In turn, these readers are able to have stronger conversations about those texts and write about their reading more frequently and more meaningfully. This knowledge, coupled many requests from frustrated teachers about how to support readers as they make the transition from levels G, H, I into J and K led me to create a transitional reading log for readers while they are reading at levels G, H, I. This reading log stands on the shoulders of Jennifer Serravallo's work around comprehension strands as detailed in her work titled Independent Reading Assessment as well as Richard Allington and Tim Rasinski's research supporting the power of rereading texts at these levels.
This three-hour webinar will explore ways we can support readers at levels G, H, I, and even J as they experience the need to become more automatic in their ability to tackle words and to become more fluent as they read in order put more attention, effort, and energy into making even bigger meaning, having stronger conversations, and writing more deeply about their reading.
The rest of the day will be a gift of time for you and your colleagues to reflect upon this work.

In order to participate effectively, please bring with you the following materials:
-Laptop
-The Reading Strategies Book
-A few leveled texts (3-5) at each of the following levels: G, H, I, J

14. Teaching Critical Thinking in Every Subject Area - *CTLE Approved* CANCELLED

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.

15. Google Certified Educator Level 1 *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 10/24/2017

This Institute is designed for educators looking to showcase their Google skills. If you are an educator that uses Google in your classroom and want to show off your level of expertise, this is the institute for you! This one-day training will cover content that will provide essential skills needed to complete the Google Certified Educator Level 1 examination.
*Exam vouchers will be provided at the end of the event for level 1.
Session Topics:
Communication with Gmail Google+, & Hangouts
Collaboration & Time Management with Calendar
Understanding, Sharing, & Integrating Docs, Sheets, Slides, forms, & Drawing into the classroom
Going Paperless with Classroom & Sites

Registration will be held from 7:30-8

16. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 10/26/2017

Monthly meeting.

17. Instructional Rounds

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 10/30/2017 to 11/6/2017

This training will provide participants with a complete understanding of Instructional Rounds including:
* What Rounds Is/Isn't
* Level of Commitment
* Evidence Collection
* Tools and Resources
* Role specific responsibilities

18. 1:1 Chromebooks in the 4-6 Grade Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 11/1/2017

Devices in the classroom provide incredible opportunities for students to create, collaborate, and connect. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore ways in which Chromebooks, the Chrome Browser, G-Suite, Web Tools and a number of other tools are being used in the classroom. Participants in this workshop will explore and experience first hand purposeful ways to use technology and also to design student-centered, collaborative learning experiences. Key topics will include Formative Assessment, Collaboration (both inside and outside the classroom walls), and Creating. At the end of the workshop, participants will leave with a better understanding of how to implement devices into the classroom, a completed lesson, and toolbox full of resources.

Join Kali Murphy, 5th grade teacher from Colton Pierrepont Central School and Emily DeRouchie-McMahon, ITCC, SLL BOCES as they take you on a  journey, filled with tips, tricks, hints, favorite apps/extensions, success stories (and not so successful stories) on how to implement devices into your classroom.

Please bring your own Chromebook.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

19. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 11/2/2017

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20. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 11/3/2017

TBD
November 6-30th.

*All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.

The book Now That’s a Good Question: How to Promote Cognitive Rigor through Classroom Questioning is available through our professional development e-book collection.

Stipends will be based on the 10 hours that will be expected to complete the study. Stipends will be approved by districts individually.

This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies--questioning--can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.

22. Number Talks Book Study K-5 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 11/6/2017 to 11/30/2017

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November 6-30th.

*All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


About the book: Whether you want to implement number talks but are not sure how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting unsure of purposeful problems, this dynamic multimedia resource will support you in building mental math and computational strategies. The author explains 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. Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips
Districts will need to supply their own books. There are limited copies in the BOCES Professional Library and will be on a first come basis. To purchase the book please use the following ISBN # ISBN-13: 978-1935099659 or ISBN-10: 1935099655

Stipends will be based on the 10 hours that will be expected to complete the study. Stipends will be approved by districts individually.

23. Integrated Co-Teaching Two-Day Workshop *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Local Area Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2017 to 11/9/2017

Location: Laurentian Room

Whether you are just starting co-teaching or your co-teaching partnership has been in place for a while, discover time saving strategies and techniques for building a teaching partnership, co-planning lessons and working together effectively in the co-taught classroom. This two-day institute with Nationally recognized educational trainer, Kathleen Kryza will provide participants with an in-depth training in Integrated Co-Teaching.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30.
Integrated co-teaching (ICT) has been shown by research to improve learning for both general and special education students. The structures and supports needed to effectively implement the ICT model are critical to the success of this model.
Administrators are encouraged to bring their ICT team along. Refreshments will be provided.

25. 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

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.

26. GCSD Technology Summit for Instructional Staff *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: PK-12 Educators

Dates: 11/9/2017

This is a day packed with: sessions presented in using technology in the classroom, vendors showing their products and answering questions, and student projects on display.

The Keynote Speaker is Gouverneur Graduate: Jessica Sittig. Jessica has worked at Facebook, Google, and Apple.

Sessions include:
Media Literacy in the Age of "Fake News"
SeeSaw
All GSuite tools
iMovie
Tools for Formative Assessment
And Many, Many, More!

27. GCSD Technology Summit for Non-Instructional Staff

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: All non-instructional support staff

Dates: 11/9/2017

This day is packed with sessions presented on topics such as:

All GSuite tools- Calendar, Gmail, Drive
SchoolTool - Deeper Dive
Requisition orders on Wincap
WinCap - Paystubs, P.O.
MLP, mandated training, & Aesop
And Many, Many, More!

The Keynote Speaker is Gouverneur Graduate: Jessica Sittig. Jessica has worked at Facebook, Google, and Apple.

28. Introduction to the *NEW* NYS Science Learning Standards *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 11/9/2017

On July 1, 2017 the new NYS Science Learning Standards will go into effect. What does that mean for you? Come to learn about the timelines for implementation of the new standards. A major difference between the old and new standards is "3-Dimensional Learning" which includes Scientific and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Crosscutting Concepts. Another major difference will be how we approach the teaching of science. Attend this session to learn more about the standards and the instructional changes needed to help students meet the new standards. This session is recommended for all intermediate and high school teachers of science.

29. Special Education Spectacular

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

Dates: 11/9/2017

This learning summit will provide workshops on a number of special education topics for a variety of audiences/topics including: New Teachers, Technology, IEP Writing Collaboration, Special Education Strategies, Related Services, and Round Table Discussions. A matrix of sessions will soon be available for participants to begin selecting the sessions they would like to attend.

Jim Levine will provide an hour Keynote address about Trauma Informed Instruction: Mental Health and Behavioral Issues that Surround Today's Youth would then be followed by a Session 1 and Session 2 where he will go deeper into the topic.

30. Instructional Rounds- Classroom Visit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 11/13/2017

This training will provide participants with a complete understanding of Instructional Rounds including:
* What Rounds Is/Isn't
* Level of Commitment
* Evidence Collection
* Tools and Resources
* Role specific responsibilities

31. Make Writing A Unifying Force in your School:
Protocols for Analyzing Student Work

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 11/14/2017

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How do you know your writing instruction is working? Having a system in place for teachers to analyze and discuss student writing together can bring about dramatic gains in student achievement. In this three part series, participants will learn a series of protocols for looking at student writing not only to measure progress, but to plan for small group instruction and individual conferring. Each session will be devoted to understanding the qualities of writing for one of the three CCSS text types: narrative, informational and opinion/argument. Participants will learn to use the tools in the Writing Pathways book that undergird all the Units of Study for Teaching Writing. This session is open to all Writing Workshop teachers, but will be particularly helpful for coaches, administrators and lead-teachers who want to bring back replicable protocols for looking at student writing to their school sites. Participants are welcome to come to one or all three of the sessions.

32. Webinar for McKinney-Vento Support Leaders

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: McKinney-Vento Support Leaders

Dates: 11/15/2017

Engaging students with poverty in mind.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. Hyperdocs *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 11/28/2017

Hyperdocs are a great way to individualize student learning, taking advantage of all the Digital resources we have available today. They are a collaboration of Google Slides, Forms, Docs and any other online app that you enjoy using. The students are able to work at their own pace and can be creative while responding to the prompts you have given them as the teacher. These are a great way to digitize a lesson and allow for more personalized instruction. Come away from this workshop understanding the benefits of using them and be on your way to having you first one created.
Registration will be held from 8-8:30

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 11/30/2017

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

37. 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.

38. Smart Interactives *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 12/4/2017

For this workshop we will focus on the built in tools the SMART Notebook offers for collaboration and 1:1 applications:
SMART Labs featuring interactive games and a collaborative team based challenge, plus a collaboration piece that has students posting to your SMART notebook, all of which the students do from their own device.
SMART (Student) Response 2 lets student answer questions right from their devices... no more clickers!
SMART Amp is a collaboration workspace that can be standalone or ties in with Google Classroom. Think Glogster meets Prezi meets Google Draw.
Your school needs to have purchased the yearly subscription to take advantage of these capabilities.

Registration will be held from 8-8:30
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. 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.

41. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 12/8/2017

TBD

42. Google Expeditions- NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 12/11/2017

Come see the world in a whole new way you never imagined! Within the last few years, Google has entered into exciting world of Virtual Reality! Cardboard is Google's low cost, fascinating solution that uses low cost viewer hardware combined with a mobile phone to create immersive, rich media experiences. During this hands on session, participants will learn about how the technology works, where it is heading in education with Google Expeditions, and how you can get started with exploring this exciting technology today!

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

43. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 12/14/2017

Monthly meeting.

44. Informational Writing *CTLE Credit*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 12/14/2017

New
How do you know your writing instruction is working? Having a system in place for teachers to analyze and discuss student writing together can bring about dramatic gains in student achievement. In this three part series, participants will learn a series of protocols for looking at student writing not only to measure progress, but to plan for small group instruction and individual conferring. Each session will be devoted to understanding the qualities of writing for one of the three CCSS text types: narrative, informational and opinion/argument. Participants will learn to use the tools in the Writing Pathways book that undergird all the Units of Study for Teaching Writing. This session is open to all Writing Workshop teachers, but will be particularly helpful for coaches, administrators and lead-teachers who want to bring back replicable protocols for looking at student writing to their school sites. Participants are welcome to come to one or all three of the sessions.

45. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 12/15/2017

TBD

46. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 1/4/2018

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

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

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

To participate effectively, it is recommended that you bring:
-A laptop
-The Reading Strategies Book
-Picture books and/or short texts at or around the just right level of the readers who are ready for this work
Note: Participants will receive one read aloud text per session and are asked to bring other favorites to share. *$50 of this workshop will not be aidable due to purchasing of the books
Recommended Text: The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo
Day 1 — Focusing on Character Work This is part I of a three part series of webinars focusing on utilizing read aloud to engage students in higher level reading skills. The first part of the webinar will focus on planning effective read alouds using listening prompts, turn-and-talks, and stop-and-jots. Next Lauren, will discuss how reading with an emphasis on characters will enhance comprehension. She will focus on inference and envisioning. Day 2 — Plot and Setting Part II of this three part webinar series will continue to focus on utilizing read aloud to support readers’ higher level comprehension. Lauren will discuss plot and setting and how to prompt readers to think more deeply about a text. As Lauren demonstrates a read aloud, she will use prompts to will support a variety of reading skills including: monitoring for meaning, summarizing and envisioning. Next, Lauren will discuss how to integrate quick jots or writing about reading into your read alouds. In the afternoon, participants will work in grade level cohorts to plan a variety of read alouds.

Day 3 — Themes, Ideas and Figurative Language During this session, participants will continue to explore how read aloud can support higher level comprehension. This webinar will focus on prompting readers to both notice and comprehend unfamiliar vocabulary and figurative language as they read. In addition, Lauren will help you imagine ways to help readers think beyond the text to grow ideas and identify themes. Lauren will model an interactive read aloud with a whole class conversation.

Note: Participants will receive one read aloud text and are asked to bring other favorites to share.

49. Instructional Rounds- Classroom Visit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 1/11/2018

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This training will provide participants with a complete understanding of Instructional Rounds including:
* What Rounds Is/Isn't
* Level of Commitment
* Evidence Collection
* Tools and Resources
* Role specific responsibilities
Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands - or ten - in your classroom? At this session we will practice digitally cloning ourselves so we can be two places at once for our students - using some handy tech tools to build a "blended learning" classroom!

We'll work on creating a blended learning approach that works for your classroom, and practice using the digital tools that will help you make it happen.

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30
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.
Many experts in the field, including Fountas and Pinnell and Jennifer Serravallo, have taught us that level A through I/J readers require a great deal of explicit instruction along with scaffolds and coaching related to the goals of print work and fluency. This work is what helps (most) readers make meaning of the books they are reading (comprehension) and allows them to have conversations about those books. Whereas readers at level J/K are ready to shift their focus from print work and fluency and put more effort into finding deeper meaning in the texts they read. In turn, these readers are able to have stronger conversations about those texts and write about their reading more frequently and more meaningfully. This knowledge, coupled many requests from frustrated teachers about how to support readers as they make the transition from levels G, H, I into J and K led me to create a transitional reading log for readers while they are reading at levels G, H, I. This reading log stands on the shoulders of Jennifer Serravallo's work around comprehension strands as detailed in her work titled Independent Reading Assessment as well as Richard Allington and Tim Rasinski's research supporting the power of rereading texts at these levels.
This three-hour webinar will explore ways we can support readers at levels G, H, I, and even J as they experience the need to become more automatic in their ability to tackle words and to become more fluent as they read in order put more attention, effort, and energy into making even bigger meaning, having stronger conversations, and writing more deeply about their reading.
The rest of the day will be a gift of time for you and your colleagues to reflect upon this work.

In order to participate effectively, please bring with you the following materials:
-Laptop
-The Reading Strategies Book
-A few leveled texts (3-5) at each of the following levels: G, H, I, J

53. 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

55. 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.

56. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 1/26/2018

Network meeting.

57. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 1/28/2018

TBD

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 1/30/2018

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

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

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

59. Mindfulness for Teachers *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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


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


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


• Teach observing and reflecting when responding to stimulus


• Enhance the growth mindset and executive functioning skills


• Instill kindness and compassion within the culture of learning


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

61. 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.

62. 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

63. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 2/8/2018

Monthly meeting

64. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 2/9/2018

TBD

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 2/13/2018

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

66. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 2/16/2018

TBD

67. 21st Century Learning Design Camp - NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

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

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

68. Opinion Writing *CTLE Credit*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/1/2018

New
How do you know your writing instruction is working? Having a system in place for teachers to analyze and discuss student writing together can bring about dramatic gains in student achievement. In this three part series, participants will learn a series of protocols for looking at student writing not only to measure progress, but to plan for small group instruction and individual conferring. Each session will be devoted to understanding the qualities of writing for one of the three CCSS text types: narrative, informational and opinion/argument. Participants will learn to use the tools in the Writing Pathways book that undergird all the Units of Study for Teaching Writing. This session is open to all Writing Workshop teachers, but will be particularly helpful for coaches, administrators and lead-teachers who want to bring back replicable protocols for looking at student writing to their school sites. Participants are welcome to come to one or all three of the sessions.

69. 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.

70. Discipline with Dignity

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

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

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

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

Discipline with Dignity has been applied in classrooms throughout the world. The programs popularity stems from the outstanding results obtained by K-12 teachers, principals, counselors, parents and others who work with children. Discipline with Dignity is an insightful, motivating and practical approach that can be adapted to fit the needs of any district, school or community.

71. Choose Your Own Adventure *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 3/12/2018

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

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

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

72. 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.

73. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 3/22/2018

TBD

74. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 3/23/2018

TBD

75. 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

76. 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."

*$60 of this training will not be aidable due to purchasing of materials for training
Audience: K-2 Classroom Teachers, Reading Teachers, and Teachers of Readers at Levels A-M

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

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

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 4/19/2018

Monthly meeting

81. 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.

82. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/17/2018

Monthly meeting

83. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

TBD

84. 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.

85. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

Network meeting.

86. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/24/2018

TBD

87. 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.

88. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2018

Monthly meeting