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1. 1:1 Chromebooks in the 4-6 Grade Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/28/2017 to 3/1/2017

Starting Today
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, SLLBOCES as they take you on a two day 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.

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

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

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

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

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

3. UPK-Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/3/2017

Starting Soon
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2- 5 years old.

The Pyramid Model for Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Would you like to better understand the importance of children's social emotional competence in terms of school readiness and the prevention of challenging behavior? The Pyramid Model is a framework to guide preschool professionals in developing strategies to use in promoting children's development and preventing challenging behaviors. While some children's challenging behaviors are developmentally normative and effectively addressed through adult vigilance and the use of appropriate guidance procedures, the materials in the modules are focused on identifying evidence-based practices for addressing challenging behaviors that are persistent or unresponsive to those approaches.

An important role for the early childhood teacher is to facilitate children's social emotional development such that children have the skills and foundation they need to be successful in school. This foundation includes the ability to solve problems, communicate emotions appropriately and effectively, and build friendships. This module focuses on effective strategies for teaching these skills to children.

Topics included in this module:



• Identifying teachable moments



• Facilitating the development of friendship skills



• Teaching problem solving



• Teaching children to recognize and express emotions



• Teaching anger management

4. Mindfulness for Teachers

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 6/8/2017

Feeling overwhelmed from external pressures and a seemingly constant stream of educational changes beyond our control? Are your students experiencing increased stress and lacking self-awareness within the context of learning and the productive struggle? Mindfulness for Teachers can transform your classroom and ability to embrace the challenges we face as educators. From the top down, this training offers small steps over time that can lead to big changes in your professional world. Benefits from this training include strategies to reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-awareness, improve focus, engage in reflective problem solving, increase productivity, enhance the growth mindset and improve resiliency. Connection throughout the year will be included to support teachers working towards a more mindful professional and personal practice. Registration will be held from 8-8:30. Please bring a laptop if you have one available.


Dates:
March 7th 8:30-3- ESC BOCES- Canton

Webinar dates: April 6- 4:30-5:30
May 11- 4:30-5:30
June 8- 4:30-5:30

5. Strategies of Mindfulness for Support Leaders

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/7/2017

To learn and incorporate strategies of mindfulness

6. Implementing Digital Transformation in Your School

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Educational Leaders

Dates: 3/10/2017

Location: Dean Eaton

New
SLL BOCES is proud to bring Dr. Jeremiah Okal-Frink, Educational Strategist with the Dell Educational Team, to the region to work with district leaders. Transformation of teaching and learning sounds perfect. However, implementation of this level of change can be overwhelming and difficult. This exciting event will focus on three major areas of digital transformation leadership.
1. Setting or resetting purposeful direction.
2. Planning for and evaluating Digital Transformation.
3. Structures and plans for support and accountability.

Participants will:
Curate a customized set of tools/resources for their work
Develop or refine a draft plan for implementation
Create a prioritized list of next steps.

For detailed flyer: https://goo.gl/gxeaew (copy and past into your browser) or click the blue more info button below.
This event is in partnership with the SLU Principals' Academy. Lunch is provided by Dell. Location is Dean Eaton Hall, SLU campus from 8:00-4:00.

7. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 5

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/10/2017

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

8. Socratic Seminar: "Where questions not the answers are the driving force"

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Art, Social Studies and English Language Arts Teachers grades 7-12 Please Note: ALL content area teachers are welcome and would benefit from this instructional strategy.

Dates: 3/10/2017

This session will share Socratic seminar basics and offers practical methods for applying the approach in your classroom to help students investigate multiple perspectives in a text. Participants will engage in Socratic Seminars bringing this instructional strategy to life. Socratic seminars are named for their embodiment of Socrates' belief in the power of asking questions, prize inquiry over information and discussion over debate. Socratic seminars acknowledge the highly social nature of learning and align with the work of John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, Jean Piaget, and Paulo Friere. Deepen student understanding, improve discussion skills and address Common Core State Standards by engaging your students in Socratic Seminars. Communication is at the center of almost every subject, which involves four components: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students must acquire habits of the mind to analyze, interpret, integrate and reflect. Increase student engagement and teach critical thinking skills and encourage civility in all students. This Interactive and engaging professional development session introduces the fundamental skills of Socratic Seminar. This professional development session is a great starting point for Socratic Seminar leadership. The skills of selecting text, opening questions, questioning strategies and balancing participation and leadership will be discussed and practiced. Evaluation and management of student participation will be addressed. *Assessment Rubrics will be distributed.

9. Instructional Rounds Visit Gouverneur Middle School

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/14/2017

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

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

10. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 03/16/17

Program: School Library System

Audience: Pariticipants in the 2016-2017 SLS Mentoring Program

Dates: 3/16/2017

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

11. Cognitively Engaging All Students Conference

Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Dates: 3/17/2017

Keynote: Michael Ford Our Student's Future: We Are Not In Kansas Anymore: Why Student Engagement Is Absolutely Essential- It has been said if Rip Van Winkle awoke tomorrow, the place in which he would be most comfortable would be a school. Our world has already dramatically changed, yet our schools have changed very little. This session will explore the changes that have occurred in our world, while also peering into the future so that we might gain insights into what our children will need. The session will also explore what true engagement is and what we must do in our classrooms and schools to better meet the needs of those we serve.

Breakout sessions: Below is a sample of what is being planned for all attendees.
-Leading to the Future-Presenter: Michael Ford
-New Ways of Leading our Schools-Presenter: Michael Ford
-General sessions on engagement strategies Learner Centered Institute
- Building Critical Thinking Skills through Writing North Country Art Teachers Association
- Infusing literacy engagement strategies that build vocabulary Liz Fisher
- Mindsets in the Classroom Practical Strategies for Student Independence Nicole Charleson
- Algebra and Algebra 2 teachers work days Josh Brosell and Jane Squires
- Technology tools to support Active Learning
- Sessions specifically geared toward Art teachers, School Counselors, and more.
- Much, much more!


Registration will be held from 7:30-8am, the session will being promptly at 8.
Have you ever wondered why some students cannot understand or recall important content after a 24-hour period? If your students are not learning the way you are teaching them, then you must teach them the way they learn! Experience 20 instructional strategies (based on brain research and learning style theory) that maximize memory and minimize forgetting. Increase learning for all students when strategies like drawing, metaphor, movement, music, and storytelling are used to teach curriculum objectives and meet international standards. Explore research that shows why these strategies are preferable to others. Ensure that brains retain key concepts, not only for tests, but for life! This workshop has been called both professionally and personally life-changing and lots of fun!

Registration will be held from 7:30-8am, the session will begin promptly at 8.

13. Executive Functioning and the Classroom - Staff Day, am session- Paras

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Paraproffessionals

Dates: 3/17/2017

This training will provide a comprehensive look at brain development and skills associated with Executive Functioning. Executive Functioning are skills that allow individuals to plan, organize, focus attention, memory, and cognitive flexibility. Providing greater understanding as to how it both directly and indirectly influences our youth, as it relates to immature brain development, social and cognitive vulnerabilities, and behavioral interventions.

14. MANAGING STUDENT BEHAVIOR - AM session Paras

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Dates: 3/17/2017

This seminar provides effective strategies for communicating expectations to students, creating an environment in which inappropriate behaviors are less likely to occur, and helping students learn to make appropriate choices.

15. SLC Music educators Staff Day

Program: School Improvement & SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Music Educators

Dates: 3/17/2017

Be sure to enroll here on MLP then do Registration for sessions at www.slcmea.org/staffday17 *ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST OFFICIALLY REGISTER ON THE SLCMEA WEBSITE TO ATTEND SESSIONS
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old.

Children's challenging behaviors most often serve to express some feeling, need, or meaning that they are unable to communicate in a more appropriate manner. This suggests the need for identifying the meaning and the skills that the child needs to communicate that meaning more effectively. This module focuses on effective strategies for observing children and identifying the meaning of their behavior as a means of identifying skills that could be targeted for instruction.

Topics included in this module:
- Identifying the function of challenging behavior
- Identifying behaviors and social skills to target for intervention

17. WE ARE ALL INTELLIGENT: WE JUST LEARN DIFFERENTLY- AM Session - Paras

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/17/2017

This seminar is based upon Howard Gardner's "Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Participants will examine intelligence facts and myths; understand the characteristics of each of Gardner's eight intelligences; and identify and create multiple strategies for use in the classroom as well as other work settings.
*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

19. Counselor's Toolbox

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/17/2017

Counselor's Workshop

Lunch will be provided.

20. Executive Functioning and the Classroom - PM session, Staff Day, Paras

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/17/2017

This training will provide a comprehensive look at brain development and skills associated with Executive Functioning. Executive Functioning are skills that allow individuals to plan, organize, focus attention, memory, and cognitive flexibility. Providing greater understanding as to how it both directly and indirectly influences our youth, as it relates to immature brain development, social and cognitive vulnerabilities, and behavioral interventions.

21. Managing Student Behaviors - pm session - Paras

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/17/2017

This seminar provides effective strategies for communicating expectations to students, creating an environment in which inappropriate behaviors are less likely to occur, and helping students learn to make appropriate choices.

22. WE ARE ALL INTELLIGENT: WE JUST LEARN DIFFERENTLY - PM sessiion - Paras

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/17/2017

This seminar is based upon Howard Gardner's "Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Participants will examine intelligence facts and myths; understand the characteristics of each of Gardner's eight intelligences; and identify and create multiple strategies for use in the classroom as well as other work settings.

23. Geometry Teacher to Teacher Session

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/22/2017

This teacher to teacher session is intended to provide time for participants to collaborate. Professional development in the areas of curriculum, instruction, and/or assessment will be provided. The specific topics will be dependent upon the needs of the group. The materials and group work from the session will be housed in Schoology. REGISTRATION: 8-8:30 a.m.~SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

24. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/22/2017

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

25. Creating and Teaching Elementary Social Studies Inquiry Modules

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: K-6 Teachers and administrators

Dates: 3/23/2017

Teaching Social Studies with Inquiry Modules is radically different from teaching Social Studies in traditional ways. Teachers will initially become the students as they experience the inquiry process firsthand. The new Inquiry Module developed for the St. Lawrence County Historical Association, which incorporates primary and historical documents from their local archives, will be shared with participants. Teachers will observe how each component of an Inquiry is presented to students and the thinking processes which are stimulated by this type of learning. Next, a step by step method for developing their own Inquiries will be demonstrated. Teachers will be encouraged work together to brainstorm ideas for their own inquiry modules. Lunch is on your own. Substitute reimbursement will paid for those schools that are part of the SLVTLC

26. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 3/23/2017

Agenda TBD

27. AIM Language Learning

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Dates: 3/24/2017

New
To follow

28. Substitute Teacher Training

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: anyone

Dates: 3/25/2017

The six-hour training is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming or wish to better their role as a substitute teacher. Topics include application process, expectations, classroom management, navigating the classroom and lesson plans, safety, routines, consistency, anti-bullying, effective communication with students and teachers, etc. The program is free and available to anyone. For more information or to register: lindena@potsdam.edu

29. McKinney-Vento Poverty Webinar

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/12/2017

Poverty Webinar for district support leaders

30. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 4/13/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

31. BOOK STUDY: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap by Richard Allington and Anne McGill-Franzen

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Reading Teachers

Dates: 4/25/2017 to 5/23/2017

Do your students experience "summer slide"? Do they lose some reading skill, stamina, and knowledge during those summer months? Join us for a 3-session professional book study on Dr. Richard Allington's Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap and examine both the causes of and remedies for summer reading loss. We will take a closer look at how our students' socioeconomic status affects their rate of summer regression, and we will learn about ways that we, as educators, can combat summer reading loss with our students. Books will be provided by the St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center.

32. School Library System Day - 04/26/17

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 4/26/2017

The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities. All school librarians, library assistants and library aides are encouraged to attend. The Spring 2017 Book Review Session will be held in the morning. The CC/Liaison session will take up the afternoon.

33. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 6

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/28/2017

The topic of this session will continue the work of the summer Principal's Academy Retreat. This session will be a case conference with Q & A. Participants will bring examples of their most challenging conundrum behavioral/trauma cases for this session with psychologist Dr. James Levine.
*All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


*MSP Grant Teacher Participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend. MSP Grant Administrator Participants will receive a copy of the book.

*Non-MSP Grant Teachers may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The MSP Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers.


About the book: "The Growth Mindset Coach" is a complete and easy-to-follow guide for inspiring every student with the power of growth mindset.
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.
*All work will be done online using Schoology. Participants will receive an email with directions approximately 3-4 days prior to the Book Study.


*MSP Grant Teacher Participants will receive a copy of the book as well as a $250 stipend. MSP Grant Administrator Participants will receive a copy of the book.

*Non-MSP Grant Teachers may participate. However, they will need to supply their own book. The cost for Non-Grant Teachers and Administrators is $100/per person for each Book Study. The MSP Grant is not able to pay a stipend for Non-Math Grant Teachers.


About the book: "The Growth Mindset Coach" is a complete and easy-to-follow guide for inspiring every student with the power of growth mindset.
Created by teachers for teachers, this is the ultimate guide for unleashing students potential through creative lessons, empowering messages and innovative teaching. Studies show that growth mindsets result in higher test scores, improved grades and more in-class involvement. When your students understand that their intelligence is not limited, they succeed like never before. With the tools in this book, you can motivate your students to believe in themselves and achieve anything.

36. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 5/11/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

37. APL Effective Teaching refresher

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/17/2017

*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

38. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2017

Agenda TBD

39. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Network Meetings

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/19/2017

Agenda TBD

40. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 7

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/19/2017

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

41. School Psychologist Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 5/19/2017

School Psychologist Meeting
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old.

After determining the meaning of children's challenging behavior and the skills the child needs to learn to communicate that meaning more effectively, a plan is developed to support the child's use of the new skills and to decrease the likelihood that the child will need to use challenging behavior. This module addresses: a)strategies for teaching new skills and arranging the environment to support appropriate behaviors and prevent challenging behavior, and b )building teams (professionals and family members) to effectively support the child's behavior across settings.

Topics included in this module:


• Developing a plan for supporting social emotional development and preventing challenging behavior


• Using a team approach to addressing challenging behavior and social emotional needs

43. Literacy and Learning: North Country School Library Systems Regional Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians; Teachers; Library Aides & Assistants

Dates: 5/22/2017

Feed your love of books with the North Country School Library Systems Regional Conference: Literacy and Learning! The North Country School Library Systems are sponsoring a mini-conference featuring a keynote by John Schumacher, better known as Mr. Schu. Mr. Schu is the Scholastic Ambassador for School Libraries, a well-known blogger and all-around lover of books! He will be sharing his passion for books and literature, helping you to promote a culture of reading in your school. Rebecca Donnelly, author of "How to Stage a Catastrophe," will be our luncheon speaker. Ms. Donnelly is a librarian and first time novelist. She will share her insights on writing and storytelling. There will be vendors and book sales.

A limited block of King Village View and Double Queen Village View rooms at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel have been set aside for Sunday night at the rate of $129. Please call the hotel directly at (315) 686-1100 to book a room. This discount cannot be used to reserve rooms online. Mention that you are with the "North Country School Library Systems" when you call. These rooms and rates will be guaranteed until April 21, 2017.

A continental breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Deadline for registration/cancellation is May 12, 2017. No refunds will be given after this date.

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

Date: Monday, May 22, 2017
Time: 8:00-3:30
Place: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, 200 Riverside Drive, Clayton
Cost: $60

44. McKinney-Vento Network Mtg.

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/23/2017

Location: Conference Rooms B & C

New
McKinney-Vento Year End Network Mtg.
The preschool modules are designed for professionals working with children ages 2 1/2 - 5 years old.

After determining the meaning of children's challenging behavior and the skills the child needs to learn to communicate that meaning more effectively, a plan is developed to support the child's use of the new skills and to decrease the likelihood that the child will need to use challenging behavior. This module addresses: a)strategies for teaching new skills and arranging the environment to support appropriate behaviors and prevent challenging behavior, and b )building teams (professionals and family members) to effectively support the child's behavior across settings.

Topics included in this module:



• Developing a plan for supporting social emotional development and preventing challenging behavior



• Using a team approach to addressing challenging behavior and social emotional needs

46. K-2 Guided Reading, Strategy Lessons, and Small Groups (REPEAT of Feb 21-22, 2017)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/30/2017 to 5/31/2017

Come learn about setting the foundation in K-2 for this important work. Who doesn't need a refresher on Guided Reading?

Do you want to make your small groups more effective?

Are 3-6 teachers in your building implementing Instructional Independent Reading, the Independent Reading Assessment, and/or strategies for instruction from The Reading Strategies Book? Come learn about setting the foundation for this important work.

This two-day training will focus on how working with small groups of readers can be a powerful instructional tool! On this day, participants will analyze a variety of reading assessments to plan for the readers' next steps. As we mine running records and other types of informal assessments, we will discuss various types of small group work. Specifically, we will study guided reading, strategy lessons and small group component work. Students need repeated practice to become proficient with their reading goals. Lauren will show you how to plan a sequence of small group lessons which scaffold students to independence. This day will focus on readers who are emergent to level K. Several of the small groups discussed and demonstrated with focus on comprehension skills and writing about reading that is appropriate for primary students. Teachers will see examples through videos and live demonstrations. Finally, teachers will have the opportunity to plan and practice teaching a small group. Lauren will reference Jennifer Serravallo's, The Reading Strategies Book as participants plan for instruction.

Participants who are interested can purchase this book here: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07433.aspx

*Attendance at January 17 or 18 Balanced Literacy would be helpful, but not required.


Lauren Kolbeck, Former Staff Developer at The Reading and Writing Project

47. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/7/2017

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

48. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education

Dates: 6/8/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

49. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/23/2018

New
August 25, 2017 8:00-3:00 - During the morning portion of this session Mentors will be provided with information concerning the NYSED requirements and the role of the Mentor. Attributes, functions and coaching techniques will be a large part of the discussions. In the afternoon, Mentees will join the session to participate in shared activities. Registration will be held from 8-8:30am.

January 17, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - During this session Mentors will continue practicing techniques through and hands-on activities. Further review of mentoring situations will provide suggestions for conversations with Mentees. Additional resources for mentoring will be provided.

May 23, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the afternoon.


Upon completion of this year's course, you will be certified to Mentor new Mentees for an additional two years.

50. 2017-18 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/23/2018

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

May 23, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the afternoon.

51. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2017 to 5/23/2018

New
August 25, 2017 (Noon-3:00) - This session will provide opportunities for Mentees to gain a better understanding of the NYSED requirements necessary for professional certification. Time will be provided for Mentees and Mentors to establish a calendar and participate in coaching conversations. The Regional Certification Officer will provide an overview of certification requirements. Registration will be held from 12-12:30.

May 23, 2018 (Noon-3:00) - This session will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection of the year and setting goals for the following year will be addressed. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the session.

52. Effective Teaching (Days 1-5)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

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

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.

53. Effective Teaching (Days 6-7)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/29/2017 to 8/30/2017

Location: Conference Room C

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

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


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

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 9/19/2017

Location: Conference Room

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

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

55. Keeping Everyone Safe (2 Days)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/2/2017 to 10/3/2017

Location: Conference Room

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

The program includes:

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


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