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1. 21st Century Learning Design Camp - NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

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

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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

2. Mathematics Learning Standards for 1st Grade *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 2/28/2018

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Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

3. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 6 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

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

4. Discipline with Dignity *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/2/2018

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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.
Grade 6-8 math teachers will explore the changes in the Next Generation Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Examine the development of topics across the grade band to better understand how to meet the needs of ALL learners. Collaborate with your colleagues at this intermediate level math professional development opportunity.

6. RTI/MTSS for Secondary Schools: An Audit

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/6/2018

Middle and high schools that have successfully implemented Response to Intervention/Multi-Tier System of Supports (RTI/MTSS) for academics know that they can use this model to accurately identify students with deficits in schoolwork and put together effective intervention plans to close skill gaps. This full-day workshop is designed for educators at the secondary level who want to assess the quality of their current RTI/MTSS efforts and receive guidance and consultation in how to overcome present roadblocks to success. Participants will:

- review up-to-date research on best practices for implementing the 3 Tiers of academic RTI/MTSS in middle and high schools.
- evaluate school-wide academic screening tools to decide which are best match for identifying students at risk for academic failure.
- use an "Academic RTI/MTSS: Critical Elements Checklist" to evaluate their current model, identify targets for immediate improvement, and develop an updated RTI/MTSS school or district plan

Participants will also have access to an online set of resources to help them to continue 'academic RTI/MTSS'-improvement activities back at their school or district.

7. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 3/8/2018

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

8. 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

9. 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.
Physics/Physical science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.

Middle level Physical Science teachers are invited to participate as the development of knowledge across grade bands is critical to the learning of students at the high school level.

Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).
Participate in this online book study if you are an educational leader that makes instructional decisions (principal, superintendent, director of curriculum and instruction), looking for a big payoff. Literacy should always be one of your top three focus priorities and if you prioritize writing instruction across your district with great care, you will see the immediate rewards. Get ready to explore this road map, lifting your level of understanding of writing instruction. Learn how to support your students and your staff in creating the successful conditions for authentic literacy learning. You do not have to be implementing units of study to benefit from this strategic, step by step approach to guiding change in your district. If writing is a priority, you will glean critical, sustainable guidance from this text.

Participants must purchase their own book and register through MyLearningPlan. Once registered you will receive a Schoology course code. Our last meeting will be a virtual Zoom meeting.

Online response dates are: March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 8. June 8 will also have a mandatory Zoom meeting, 12:45-1:15 or TBD if that doesn’t work for the majority of the group.

12. Math & Movement Symposium *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 3/20/2018 to 3/21/2018

This two-day intensive Math & Movement training, held at Ogdensburg Free Academy will focus on movement-based learning strategies to support the NYS Math Standards and boost student achievement.

13. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 3/22/2018

TBD

14. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 3/23/2018

TBD
MS/HS Life Science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.
Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).
Algebra teachers will explore the changes in the Next Generation Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Examine the development of topics including pre-requisite standards and the expected learning for future courses to better understand how to meet the needs of ALL learners. Collaborate with your colleagues at this professional development opportunity.

17. Mathematics Learning Standards for Pre-K *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/26/2018

Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

18. 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

19. Positivity Project Implementation Training *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 3/29/2018

The Positivity Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering America's youth to build strong relationships and to understand, appreciate, and exemplify the character strengths in us all. This training will equip educators with the knowledge, resources, and confidence to teach their students positive psychology's 24 character strengths.


Every weeks, students learn about a new character strength. By leveraging Positivity Project resources, provided free of cost, teachers use approximately 10-15 minutes per day to lead a discussion about that week's strength. Teachers are equipped with resources, but encouraged to tailor daily character education to their students' unique needs.


Students emerge with genuine self-confidence, greater appreciation for others, and stronger relationships thereby building positive and enduring individual habits, and cultivating an enhanced sense of community in classrooms and school-wide.

Please visit the website at www.posproject.org

Registration will be held from 7:30-8

Lunch will be on your own, however it is recommended to bring lunch due to time limitations.

20. Understanding Parenting with Love and Leadership by John Rosemond: A Seminar for Educators* CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 3/29/2018

Over the past fifty or so years, the management of student behavior in the classroom has gone from being a relatively minor issue to being perhaps the most demanding of a teacher’s responsibilities. In this seminar, John Rosemond sets forth a new and yet, paradoxically, not-so-new approach to student discipline. The topics covered include:

1. An explanation for the rise in student behavior problems based on trends in parenting philosophy and practice that have occurred over the past fifty years.
2. An explanation of the concurrent increase in problems getting parents to accept that their children misbehave and follow through appropriately at home.
3. How to increase the likelihood of parent cooperation concerning discipline issues.
4. The essence of effective classroom discipline is not proper use of behavior-modification-based management strategies, but a proper attitude, broken down into its component parts.
5. Anecdotal examples of effective management of school behavior and school performance issues.
6. Structured Question/Answer and Discussion

Objectives:
1. Participants will possess a working understanding of contemporary parent/child dynamics, how those dynamics have changed since the 1960s, and how those changes have affected child behavior as well as student/teacher and school/parent relationships.
2. Participants will possess a working, practical understanding of the fundamental elements of effective classroom behavior management, answering the question, “How is it that even when a teacher does the right thing, a student or students will sometimes continue doing the wrong things?”
3. Participants will possess a working understanding of practical means of defusing parent resistance and defensiveness.
Registration will be held from 7:30-8:30

Parking passes will not be needed for lots 6 & 9.
Jack Berckemeyer has received international recognition for his inspirational, yet practical message to educators through his unique blend of humor, expertise, experiences and straight talk. Jack tackles some of the most awkward situations that arise in middle level classrooms. His dynamic presentations use everyday classroom realities to strengthen our instructional potential.
Check out Jack's website: http://jackberckemeyer.com/
Sessions:
-Teaching Strategies that Motivate Middle Level Adolescence
-Collaborative Team Approach
-Teacher to teacher networking
Sponsored by SLVTLC, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, and NYS Middle School Association

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

22. Learning Summit Co-Sponsored by NYSCATE and SLL Model Schools

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: PK-12 Educators

Dates: 3/29/2018

NYSCATE (New York State Computers and Technology in Education) is co-sponsoring another Learning Summit for the SLL BOCES region. The BOCES is very excited to once again offer this opportunity. Sessions will include GSuite tools, coding, robotics,and many other ideas for supporting curriculum and pedagogy with technology. A light continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please car pool if possible. Participants should bring their own device to use during the conference.

23. NCATA Art Professional Development *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 3/29/2018

Visual Art and Music educators will be collaborating and discussing implementation of the new New York State Arts Standards. Keynote speaker, Frederic A. Weingarten, will be giving a keynote on the new standards to all teachers before breaking out into subject-specific workshops. Workshops will include implementing the new state standards and the new Media Arts standards in the art classroom, as well as various skill-based workshops. Contact: Jason Hubbard, jhubbard@nncsk12.org with any questions Lunch will be provided. Registration will be held from 7:45-8am.

24. Responsive Classroom Overview *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 of Responsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K1/48."

25. SLCMEA Music Professional Development Day *CTLE Approved*

Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

Dates: 3/29/2018

Sessions to include: Welcome to the NEW NYS P-12 Learning Standards, On to the Classroom! How to Begin Using the Standards, Timpani- The pitched membranophone nightmare, EL/MS Choreography and Movement, Practical Applications of the New Arts Standards: Band and Choral Readings, Advocacy: Everything you were wanting to know, but afraid to ask.

Registration for sessions at www.slcmea.org/staffday18

*ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST OFFICIALLY REGISTER ON THE SLCMEA WEBSITE TO ATTEND SESSIONS

Contact: Jamie LaBarge jlabarge@bfcsd.org with any questions

Lunch will be provided.

Registration will be held from 7:45-8am.

26. Librarian Tools and Tips: A Best Practices Workshop *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 3/29/2018

New
This will be a full day of library-specific training covering cataloging, database topics, and citation essentials.

The morning session will be a great review of cataloging basics and troubleshooting OPAC issues. You will leave with the tools you need to feel confident about proofing vendor records and armed with a list of items in your OPAC which need attention. We will go over the fields and subfields in a Basic MARC record, review the differences between RDA and AACR2, examine our SLS’s cataloging recommendations and talk about setting up cataloging preferences with a vendor. We will then have time for everyone to work in their OPACs to identify the records that need attention: Participants will be taught how to use Global Editor and the Item Acquisitions report to most easily identify those records which need work, as well as how to add cover images to items in their OPACs which are missing them.

The afternoon session will help you get the most out of your existing library resources. We will focus on using database features like Google integration, educator accounts, and other tools to make your collaboration with teachers more effective. Participants will also review basic citation standards and learn how to use the OPALS Bibliography Citation Station with teachers to create properly cited resource lists for assignments, parent letters, school publications, and more. We will also review other free citation tools that are easily accessible by the students and staff in your district.

Session: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - On Your Own

27. 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.

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

Katie will begin by giving an overview of the assessment resources and materials in the units of study materials. Then, teachers will learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing. Across the day, teachers will have opportunities to practice using student writing from their own classroom. Teachers will be able to use this knowledge to guide their whole class teaching, and provide effective feedback to writers across the workshop and writing process.

Teachers will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to assess student writing and meet the needs of a variety of writers. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of supporting writers with oral language, drawing, and transcription development.

In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following materials:




• A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, If … Then … Curriculum, and Writing Pathways (these aren’t spiral books)




• 10 current writing samples from the classroom (these samples should represent what the writers can do independently or with lean coaching)




• A device or paper and pencil to take notes




• 1-2 packs of post-it notes per participant is recommended, but not required

29. Mathematics Learning Standards for Kindergarten *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/4/2018

Explore the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards by discovering important considerations in their development, comparing them to the Common Core Standards, reviewing available resources, and thinking about what this all means in the context of our classrooms. Collaborate with your colleagues at this grade level specific professional development opportunity.

30. Creating a Writing Toolkit to Support Narrative Writing (K-3)

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/5/2018


During this one-day training, Katie will help teachers develop a narrative toolkit that teachers can use for whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction. Across the day Katie will also support teachers in using resources in their units of study materials: If … Then … Curriculum, Writing Pathways, and their grade level narrative units of study.

The day will begin with exploring the qualities of writing and assessing student writing to plan for the variety of writers in a primary classroom. Then, Katie will help teachers think about why it is helpful to carry a writing toolkit: so we can feel more prepared to teach and we can TEACH not TELL. Then, Katie will demonstrate how to create a writing toolkit and provide examples of what might be helpful to put in a writing toolkit. Across the day, teachers will have opportunities to create materials for their narrative toolkit.

Teachers will leave with a narrative toolkit that will help them meet the needs of the variety of writers in a narrative unit of study. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of their narrative units of study and of supporting writers with oral language, drawing, and transcription development. Finally, teachers will also develop an understanding of how a toolkit grows and changes over time with the children and the units you are working on.

In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following:
If… Then … Curriculum, Writing Pathways, 1-3 narrative mentor texts, and their grade specific narrative spiral unit(s)
o Kindergarten – Writing for Readers
o Grade One –Small Moments and From Scenes to Series
o Grade Two –Small Moments (from Grade One – if you have it) and/or Lessons from the Masters
o Grade Three- Up The Ladder: Narrative






• 3 current writing samples from the classroom (these samples should represent what the writers can do independently or with lean coaching)

31. 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.

32. Creating a Writing Toolkit to Support Information Writing (K-3)

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/6/2018


During this one-day training, Katie will help teachers develop an information toolkit that teachers can use for whole group, small group, and one-on- one instruction. Across the day Katie will alsosupport teachers in using resources in their units of study materials: If … Then … Curriculum, Writing Pathways, and their grade level information units of study.

Katie will help teachers think about why it is helpful to carry a writing toolkit: so we can feel more prepared to teach and we can TEACH not TELL. Then, Katie will demonstrate how to create a writing toolkit and provide examples of what might be helpful to put in a writing toolkit. Across the day, teachers will have opportunities to create materials for their information toolkit.

Teachers will leave with an information toolkit that will help them meet the needs of the variety of writers in an information unit of study. Teachers will also develop a deeper understanding of their informational units of study and of supporting writers with oral language, drawing, and transcription development. Finally, teachers will also develop an understanding of how a toolkit grows and changes over time with the children and the units you are working on.

In order to participate effectively, participants should bring the following materials:
If … Then … Curriculum, Writing Pathways, 1-3 information mentor texts, and their grade specific information spiral unit(s)


•Kindergarten – How-To Books


•Grade One – Nonfiction Chapter Books


•Grade Two – Nonfiction Chapter Books (from Grade One – if you have it – if you have it, bringing this unit is highly recommended) and/or The How-To Guide for Nonfiction Writing and/or Lab Reports and Science Books


• Grade Three – Up the Ladder, Information

3 current writing samples from the classroom (these samples should represent what the writers can do independently or with lean coaching)

33. Exploring the Next Generation ELA Standards: 9-12 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 4/17/2018

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

34. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 4/19/2018

Monthly meeting

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/8/2018

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

36. 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.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/10/2018

Come join us as we learn about the changes, the timeline for implementation, and explore the introductory materials, including life-long practices, in the morning. The afternoon session will then allow participants to dig into their grade-specific standards with colleagues.
MS/HS Life Science teachers will be given the opportunity to dig deeply into their content standards. Ways to interweave practices and cross-cutting concepts will be addressed. The expected development of topics across grade bands will be explored.

Agenda

- Quick review of the structure of the standards & share helpful resources for learning about them.
- Engage in 2 or 3 content-specific activities that highlight different topics and practices with follow-up discussion.
- Look at example 3-D assessments in development for their specific content area and maybe try to create a 3-D assessment.
- Look at learning progressions for one or two topics to see how vertical integration was used to construct the standards.
- Quick review of PBL model with some added ideas of how to motivate students and connect science questions and problems to their out of school lives. (its not enough time to teach PBL in its entirety but we can continue approaching PBL from different angels).

39. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/14/2018

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 5/16/2018

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

41. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/17/2018

Monthly meeting

42. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Primary Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

TBD

43. 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.

44. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 5/18/2018

Network meeting.

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

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

Audience: Librarians; Teachers; Library Aides & Assistants

Dates: 5/21/2018

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

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

Early Bird Registration: $60 - Deadline: March 31, 2018

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

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

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

46. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 5/24/2018

TBD

47. 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.

48. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 6/6/2018

New
This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

49. Chairperson Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2018

Monthly meeting

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/16/2018

When middle and high-school students fall behind peers in academic skills, these deficits can easily cascade into bigger problems if not promptly addressed. This workshop is designed for secondary general-education teachers who need to remediate students' deficient academic and self-management skills.

Participants will learn:

- how to identify a learner's academic problem(s) in clear, specific terms.
- about effective interventions that target reading fluency, comprehension, writing, and self-management skills.
- time-saving intervention-delivery ideas such as having students manage their own interventions and serve as peer tutors to other students.
- accommodations appropriate for general-education classrooms to assist students with academic delays.
- convenient progress-monitoring tools that allow teachers to measure real-time student growth on academic interventions.
- a streamlined 'short' form and directions for writing up a classroom academic support plan that can be shared with important stakeholders such as parents, the RTI/MTSSTeam, the Section 504 Team, or the Special Education Team (CSE).

This workshop provides schools with valuable resources that support Response to Intervention. Participants will have immediate online access to all intervention descriptions and progress-monitoring tools shared at the training.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/17/2018

Problem behaviors in middle and high school classrooms correlate with poor academic performance—and can also interfere with the learning of other students. This workshop provides specific ideas that any secondary-level teacher can use to understand, manage, and shape student behaviors to promote academic engagement and school success.

These important topics are covered:

- The Well-Managed Classroom. Teachers can head off potential behavior problems by using a few strong principles of class-wide management.
- The Inattentive/Anxious/Non-Compliant Student. While every student has unique needs, teachers who understand the profile of common behavior disorders can be better prepared to support these students.
- Preventing and Problem Behaviors. These proactive intervention ideas are designed to prevent or minimize challenging behaviors—a win-win for teacher and student.
- Reinforcing Appropriate Behaviors. Good behavior management locks in desired student behaviors by consistently recognizing and reinforcing them.
- Behavior Plans: Show Me the Data. Collecting classroom data to regularly monitor student behavior can be the greatest hurdle to a successful intervention plan. Behavior report cards and checklists are two simple 'go-to' methods to track almost any classroom behavior.
- Managing Students in Crisis. The Aggression Cycle is a tool that demonstrates how student anger escalates through predictable stages and how teachers should respond to each stage.

Participants will have access to a webpage with postings of all behavior intervention resources and assessment tools shared at the workshop. Strategies reviewed in this training are consistent with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).

52. Engaging Students in Document-Based Historical Inquiry *CTLE APPROVED*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/21/2018

This full day workshop for social studies teachers will focus on the design of document-based lessons in history. Workshop segments will explore strategies for modeling and teaching historical thinking. Participants will engage in exercises focused on formulating generative historical questions, selecting and preparing primary sources for struggling readers, and facilitating document-based discussion. Lesson materials will be drawn from the Reading Like a Historian curriculum (https://sheg.stanford.edu/).

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/27/2018 to 10/24/2018

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

If you are looking for a staff in-service experience that is going to result in an immediate and positive impact on both student and staff performance look no further. This baseline staff development workshop has enjoyed rave reviews from every organization that has offered it.

This five-day workshop is designed to provide your staff with a top-notch professional growth experience focusing on instructional and classroom management skills.

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Effective Teaching Days 1-5 Participants

Dates: 8/28/2018 to 8/29/2018

Location: Conference Room C

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

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


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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 9/18/2018

Location: Conference Room

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

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Staff Working w/ Students

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 10/2/2018

Location: Conference Room

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

The program includes:

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


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