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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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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

2. Do My Students Really Understand the Math? *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Pk-6 Math Educators

Dates: 5/31/2017

Location: Conference Rooms

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8:30- 9:45 Geometry, Patterns, and Definitions (Large Group Session)

9:45 -10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 -11:00 Looking at Student Work (Large Group Session)

11:00 – 12:00 Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 Post Test

1:00 -3:00 State Assessments for 3 - 6 and Special Topics for PK-2 (Grade Level Band Rooms)
Post Test will be given during this workshop.

Math Grant Districts (attend for free): Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk, Ogdensburg

REGISTRATION: 8:00-8:30 a.m. ~ SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Grades UPK
As you may be aware, your school district (Brasher Falls, Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur, Hammond, Harrisville, Hermon-Dekalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood-Norfolk, and Ogdensburg) is part of the MSP grant that is charged with providing professional development opportunities to our math teachers. Part of the requirements of this grant are to report on changes in teacher pedagogy as a result of participation (or non-participation) in the professional development opportunities provided through MSP. In order
to do so, we will be conducting a lesson plan study this spring. All teachers in our consortium teaching Pk-6 are invited to participate in this important study regardless of whether or not you participated in previous professional development through this grant. Please be assured your lesson plans will remain strictly confidential and will in no way be linked to your APPR.

*Please note: The number of participants needed for this study is limited so people will be accepted on a first register, first accepted basis. We will seek a balance of teachers across grade levels as well as participating/non-participating.

4. Making the Grade with Wellness Policy Training * Non CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 6/1/2017

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Healthy schools don't just happen 1/4 they are created by people like you who care deeply about the success of children and come together to make it happen. School administrators, staff, and community partners hold the keys to the long-term success of school wellness. Participate in this wellness policy training to learn strategies and resources to support a healthy school environment. Healthier Students are more likely to be successful students!
Send a team! Teams may include wellness committee members and wellness champions, including teachers, administrators, food service staff, nurses, school board members, parents, students and other school community members.

Substitute reimbursement is available for two individuals per district; additional reimbursement may be available upon request. Mileage reimbursement is available for each district team.

For questions:
Sarah Bentley-Garfinkel
School Program Director, Health Initiative
315-261-4760 ext. 226
sarah@gethealthyslc.org

5. Kapco Book Repair Workshop *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: Library Staff

Dates: 6/1/2017

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Kary Barth, regional sales manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1990.
Formerly, the national library sales manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide that was previously available from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the US.

This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages.

Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques: a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a "naked" hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover..

Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.

There is a drawing at every workshop for a

DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT Retail Value $113.00
Co-Sponsored by St. Lawrence-Lewis and Jefferson-Lewis School Library Systems and the North Country Library System

6. Clarity Bright Bytes Deeper Dive into the Data

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 6/2/2017

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This is an opportunity for districts that collected data using the Bright Bytes survey tool to dig in deeper, make sense of your data, and create action plans. The half day will be facilitated by an expert from BrightBytes.
Patrick Shaw, a Nationally Certified Trainer by the Northeast Foundation for Children, joins us from OCM BOCES to facilitate workshop that will focus on helping you become a more effective teacher by learning research-based strategies that lead to:
If you've taken the Responsive Classroom Course (RCC or RC1), take your teaching to a higher level by taking the Responsive Classroom Advanced Course (RCAC). You'll learn new Responsive Classroom practices and deepen your thinking about the practices you learned in RCC. This course replaces Responsive Classroom Level 2 (RC2) RCAC is offered as two 2-day modules (take one or both): Engaging Academics (This will be offered in the Fall 2017)
Effective Management (This one) Effective Management Module (RCAC): Create a calm, orderly environment that promotes autonomy and enables students to focus on learning. (Prerequisite: RCC or RCI) Topics in this 2-day (14-hour) module include:


•Positive teacher language


•Classroom Organization


•Role-play


•Strategies for building empathy and responding to misbehavior


•Problem-solving Conferences

Audience PK-6 classroom and special education teachers. Who have attended the Responsive Classroom 1 Training


TRAINING WILL BEGIN AT 8AM WITH REGISTRATION BEING HELD AT 7:45
GEARED TO 5TH/6TH GRADE

Day 1: Analyzing Reading Notebooks to Plan for Reading Workshop LIVE! * The day will begin with Lea reviewing complexities of text levels - plot and setting and/or character dependent on what the students from the local/guest classroom are working on. Next, she will demonstrate how to analyze reading notebooks with the lens of text complexity. After analyzing several notebooks Lea will outline a clear plan for the flow of “Reading Workshop Live.”


Day 2 - Part 1: Analyzing The Reading Notebooks From Your Classroom to Plan for Individualized Conferring *
The day will begin with Lea conducting a whole group review of complexities of plot and setting as well as character. Next, Lea will support participants as they mimic the analyze work demonstrated the day prior (at “Reading Workshop LIVE!”) using reading notebooks from their own classroom. The goal is for teachers to analyze as many notebooks as they can in an effort to identify whole class, small group and individual needs and finally plan for those needs. Please bring your readers’ notebooks from your classroom with you to this training

Day 2 - Part 2: Complexities of Vocabulary and Figurative Language and How Read Aloud Can Support This Demanding Work The second part of the day will focus specifically on the complexities of vocabulary and figurative language as well as one of the most important components of balanced literacy: Interactive Read Aloud. First, Lea will support participants understanding of the shifts in vocabulary and figurative language across reading levels as well as the skills readers use to attend to this work. Next, Lea will unpack interactive read aloud and demonstrate how this component of balanced literacy can support the demands of vocabulary and figurative language.
*Part of the 1.8 Million Words Series

Registration will be held from 8-8:830

9. Model Schools Site Administrator Meeting *CTLE Approved*

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Dates: 6/7/2017

This meeting is for districts' Model Schools representatives.

10. CSE Chairpersons' Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 6/8/2017

Monthly Chairpersons' meeting.

11. eDoctrina Title I Database Refresher Training

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/12/2017

New
Database refresher training for importing EOY assessments into eDoctrina

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

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Dates: 6/19/2017

School Librarians working on professional development and the selection of resources for Coordinated Cooperative Collection Development for 2017-2018. Professional Development discussion will be in the morning, a potluck lunch, and CCCD discussion in the afternoon.

13. Invitation to the Reading Workshop, K-6 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/27/2017

Participants will be introduced to the theory and methodology behind Reading Workshop. Teachers will learn powerful methods of instruction such as minilessons, conferring and various small group structures to support differentiation. We will look at what the research says about independent reading and the importance of having a robust and organized classroom library. Teachers will also learn about the Interactive Read Aloud as an integral component in the Balanced Literacy Framework.

14. Principal's Academy Summer Retreat *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/27/2017 to 6/29/2017

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The Principals' Academy is a year-long leadership experience dedicated to the professional development, improvement, and support of North Country principals and aspiring principals. The Principals' Academy is a joint venture between the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES and the graduate Educational Leadership Program at St. Lawrence University. Participants from other North Country BOCES are encouraged to participate.

This year’s themes will include:











• Exploring and applying Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning by Mike Schmoker











• Mindfulness for school leaders (including Restorative Justice)











• A follow-up on how to lead school literacy initiatives, particularly when literacy is not your field of study











• Topics suggested by participants

The Principals' Academy begins with a two-night retreat followed by one Friday a month session (September to May) at St. Lawrence University

Enrollment in the course is considered an application, all participants who are seeking enrollment must be enrolled by Friday, June 2nd.

The following dates will be the sessions throughout the school year which will be added at a later date.

September 29

October 19-21

November 17

December 1

January 26

March 2

April 6

May 18

15. Math PK-4 Make and Take *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/27/2017

Are you looking for hands-on learning activities to reinforce math concepts?
Are you utilizing a Math Daily Three structure and need Math With Someone activities?
Then please join Amy Murphy for a fun-filled day of making Pre-K-Grade 4 math games.

All needed materials, including game reproducibles, will be provided.
All activities are labeled with the NY State Standards.

Cost is free to those districts participating in the MSP Grant (Brasher Falls, Clifton Fine, Edwards Knox, Gouverneur, Hermon DeKalb, Massena, Morristown, Norwood Norfolk and Ogdensburg).

16. PK-6 MATH CAMP *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 6/28/2017 to 6/30/2017

Participants will spend three days learning about Mathematical Mindsets, Perseverance and Reasoning. Exploration of the newly revised Math CCLS will take place. Participants will also spend time creating a 2017-2018 Pacing Guide. Instructional Coach, Nicole Charleson, will facilitate whole group learning, followed by small group, grade-specific interactions led by Math Camp Teacher Leaders. Final MSP Grant Opportunity for Teachers from Math Grant Schools. The grant will cover the cost of the registration and teacher stipends. Registration fee for non-grant districts is $250 per person. Sign up in MLP today to join in the fun!

17. Grade 5 Teacher to Teacher Session *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/13/2017

Are you interested in spending a day collaborating with other local 5th grade teachers? This workshop is especially designed for you! We will be sharing best practices, enhancing our areas of concern, and creating opportunities to develop strong relationships to support one another. Let's gather and share out any curriculum based lessons/unit, effective teaching strategies, classroom management ideas, digital technology innovations and/or any idea that you hope to develop. Bring your ideas you haven't even tried yet! This workshop is based on your interests, needs, and expertise. It is designed to create helpful discussions about 5th grade curriculum, develop strategies that work, and answer questions for one another. Let's "work smarter, not harder" through collaboration and connection.
Workshop Summary:
- Each participant will take 20 minutes to showcase successes OR ideas in need of development
- After each showcase, the rest of the participants will have 10 minutes to ask questions to the presenter to take their work to the next level.
- Build on what we have learned from each other while finding ways to collaborate and enrich our interests
- Plan for maintaining connection with each other through Google +, Google Classroom, and/or email
* You may choose to not present a showcase. Just come, connect, and get inspiration from the group!

18. Summer Writing Institute for 3rd-6th *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/19/2017

This beginning writing institute is geared for teachers, specialists and administrators of
grades 3-6. Participants will explore the following:
- Creating a classroom environment (room set-up and routines) to support
independence
- The qualities of good writing and how mentor texts can lift the level of student work
- Components of balanced literacy and how they support writing workshop
- Genre studies in writing essays, personal narratives and informational texts
- Each part of the workshop (from mini lesson to teaching share)
- Conferring and assessment-based small group instruction
- Using performance assessments and learning progressions to develop data-based
instruction in writing
- Using toolkits, charts and student-facing rubrics that support writers in revision
*Required Materials: Units of Study in Writing kit

19. Learner-Centered Strategies *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/19/2017

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

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

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

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

Program: Constructivist Design Conference

Audience: Area Educators

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

Location: Student Center

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

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

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

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

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

The cost is $2,750 for a team of three and $630 for each additional person. Billing will reflect team discounts.

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

You must also register online at www.LearningCentered.org/conferences

21. Engaging Students in Vocabulary Instruction *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/20/2017

We will explore strategies to help you teach academic vocabulary in a way that will be engaging and make it stick. If you are committed to teaching vocabulary and need more strategies to do so, this session will outfit you with a toolbox of strategies you can use tomorrow.


Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, all content areas

22. Literacy: Increasing Students' Capacity in the 21st Century *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 7/21/2017

In this session, participants will explore literacy. Included in the day will be exploring the role of collaborative conversations in the classroom, writing as evidence of thinking and ways we can increase this practice in secondary classrooms, and the topic of vocabulary, helping students understand the importance of words and how they can build their vocabulary and make words stick. Research and best practices will drive this day.
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.

The Teachers Learning Center has agreed to purchase some resources for this training. This will allow everyone to leave with a few ready-to-use tools. Participants will be asked to submit a few samples throughout the year to show how this training has impacted their classroom instruction. It will not be difficult or overly time-consuming. We will discuss options on the last day of the training.

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

Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/4/2017

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



• Web 2.0 tools for K-5



• Web 2.0 tools for 6-12



• Coding



• Google Tools



• Using video to support instruction



• Free online assessment tools



• Educational Apps for content areas



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

25. K-2 Launching a Writing Workshop Within a Balanced Literacy Framework *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/9/2017

Do you want to be equipped with the teacher 'tools', knowledge, and materials to launch a writing workshop in September? Are you interested in learning alongside colleagues who want to create a writing workshop where writers start the school year writing with engagement, independence, and zeal? Join us in July to get a jump start on preparing for launching a writing workshop in September. When looking ahead to the 2017-2018 school year we will look closely at the first unit of study for each grade level. We will also think about the opportunities to support narrative, information, and opinion writing in the primary grades and the resources that can help with this planning.
During this three day institute, you will explore what is essential for launching and sustaining a writing workshop in the primary grades, how to get the most out of your resources and materials, and the use of mentor texts across the writing process. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore ways to make your whole class minilessons more efficient, engaging, and easier to plan. You will also learn how to use the qualities of writing to assess student writing, guide your whole class teaching, and provide effective feedback to writers across the workshop and writing process.
Across these three days, you will be able to observe, practice, and plan for your grade level's first unit of study. You will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to teach your first unit of study. Come ready to build your own 'teacher toolkit' and explore how a workshop approach to writing instruction fits within a balanced literacy framework. Leave with the energy and eagerness to hit the ground running in September.

*Required Materials for this training: Units of Study in Writing kit

Registration will be held from 8-8:30

26. The Next Generation Science Standards are Here! Now What? *CTLE Approved*

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

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 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 3-day Science Camp to learn more about the standards and the instructional changes needed to help students meet the new standards.

27. 1.8 Million Words: How to Build Independent Reading Stamina in a Common Core Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Grades 3-6 Educators

Dates: 8/22/2017 to 8/23/2017


Audience: Classroom, AIS Reading, or Special Education Teachers of 2nd-6th Grade
Did you know that reading just 20 minutes a day results in a student reading 1.8 million words by the end of the school year? How do we get books in students' hands and create a habit of reading in all students? This two day offering will provide participants with the tools needed for a strong independent reading program, including an introduction to Jennifer Seravallo's Independent Reading Assessment. This day will be highly interactive using powerpoint, videos, role-play, and analysis of student work in order to keep engagement and understanding at high levels.

Participants should bring a notebook to take notes in, something to write with, and a fiction picture book they know well and plan to use with their students in the upcoming year.

Participants will benefit from bringing a copy of: The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo http://www.heinemann.com/products/E07433.aspx

*It is highly recommended participants of this training also attend Aug. 24, Building A Strong Reading Community: Learn How to Successfully Launch Instructional Independent Reading with Confidence, Purpose, and Clarity!

REGISTRATION: 8-8:30 a.m. ~ SESSION: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Participants will build on their experience this year as teachers of narrative writing. We will study the narrative writing progressions as they relate to small moments, personal narratives and fiction units. Teachers will deepen their understanding of both conferring and effective small group instruction within the Writing Workshop. Teachers will study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote engagement and independence. Teachers will also learn how to teach deep revision through oral language rehearsal, teacher-created demonstration texts and other exciting tools.
Please bring:
-narrative units of study for your grade level
-Pathways book

29. Algebra I Teacher to Teacher Session *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/23/2017

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.
Instructional Independent Reading time can be the vehicle which moves your readers into deeper meaning across a year. How you launch your Instruction Independent Reading matters greatly and deserves the attention and commitment it requires. Lea will lead a day on how to create plans for a unit of study which will help you to successfully create a community of readers who are focused, engaged, and pushed to read with volume and stamina. The unit you create will also launch basic comprehension work within the category of plot and setting. Lea will identify and model for you the components of balanced literacy as these will be the wheels on your vehicle. Be sure to bring a device as it will help you to create plans electronically which will be easier to access, revise, and share with your colleagues.

Prerequisite: Days 1 and 2, 1.8 Million Words

31. Geometry Teacher to Teacher Session *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 8/24/2017

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.

32. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

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

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.

33. 2017-18 Mentoring Matters-For Previously Certified Mentors *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentors

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

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.

34. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers) *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

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

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.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

36. OPALS 101 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/28/2017

New
OPALS 101 is for newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, and will also be a good refresher for any school librarian, aide, or assistant. In OPALS 101, we will be going over the basics (loans, returns, loaned item reports, overdues, adding users, searching for books, setting the calendar for the OPAC) as well as looking at some of the features in Reports and Tools. If anyone has a new aide or assistant starting in the fall, it would be great if the librarian could attend this session along with their new staff member.

37. School Library System Orientation *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

Dates: 8/28/2017 to 8/29/2017

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

SESSION: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

39. OPALS 201 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

Audience: School Librarians, Aides, and Assistants

Dates: 8/29/2017

New
OPALS 201 will focus on updates made to OPALS in the last year, and newer bells and whistles of which you might not be aware. Newer school librarians, aides, and assistants, who attended OPALS 101 the day before should plan to also come to OPALS 201 to learn more about our OPACs. OPALS 201 will get more in depth looking at newer features and updates and will also include time for participants to implement the updates on their own OPACs.
Prerequisite: The Responsive Classroom Course

Deepen the skills you learned in the Responsive Classroom Course and learn additional Responsive Classroom strategies in two main areas:Engaging Academics and Effective Management. If you did not take the Effective Management course in June 2017 you MUST REGISTER for BOTH SESSIONS.

Engaging Academics: Motivate and Excite Your Students. Students learn best from lessons that connect with their lives and interests. You'll learn how to design appropriately challenging, active and interactive lessons that deepen student learning. Topics include:
- Integrating academics into your Morning Meeting
- Promoting autonomy by drawing on students' strengths and interests
- Using open-ended questions to spark curiosity, understanding, and reflection
- Remove barriers to student engagement

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

42. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 10/11/2017

Patrick Shaw, a Nationally Certified Trainer by the Northeast Foundation for Children, joins us from OCM BOCES to facilitate workshop that will focus on helping you become a more effective teacher by learning research-based strategies that lead to:
- Engaging Academic Instruction
- Better Classroom Management
- Positive Learning Communities.
- Developmentally Appropriate Instruction and
This interactive, highly practical 28- hour course is our new and improved entry-level training. It gives classroom and special area teachers everything needed to start using core Responsive Classroom teaching practices.

Audience PK-6 classroom and special education teachers.

Cost: $1,071 per person plus $38 for materials per person (Cost will be reduced if more than 20 participants register)

TRAINING WILL BEGIN AT 8AM WITH REGISTRATION BEING HELD AT 7:45

43. Principal's Academy Follow-Up Session 1 *CTLE Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/29/2017

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

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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.

    45. Informational Writing Boot Camp *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/5/2017

    Participants will build on their knowledge of narrative writing and study the ways in which informational writing is both similar and different. We will study the informational progressions in the Pathways book as they relate to procedural, all-about and content area writing. Teachers will deepen their understanding of both conferring and effective small group instruction within the Writing Workshop. Teachers will also study methods for using mentor texts and classroom charts to promote both engagement and independence. Teachers will have time to analyze student work as well as study methods for supporting students' oral language to lift the level of their informational writing.

    Please bring:
    -the informational units of study for your grade level
    -Pathways book
    Deepen the skills you learned in the Responsive Classroom Course and learn additional Responsive Classroom strategies in two main areas:Engaging Academics and Effective Management. If you did not take the Effective Management course in June 2017 you MUST REGISTER for BOTH SESSIONS.
    Effective Management: Strategies for Challenging Behaviors. A positive, respectful approach to discipline can transform your classroom. Create a positive climate for learning and discover proactive approached to misbehavior that will help to keep the focus on learning. Topics include:
    - Understanding why students misbehave and how to set them up for success
    - Learning when and how to effectively use logical consequences
    - Organize the classroom to support student learning
    - Using problem-solving conferences to address significant issues with individual students

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

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

    Dates: 10/17/2017

    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.

    48. Literacy and Movement - Suzy Koontz

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Elementary teachers, assistants, reading teachers, administration

    Dates: 10/18/2017

    Location: Raymond Hall

    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

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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

    50. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017

    Attend the biennial Literacy Conference hosted by SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Program. This two- day conference features award-winning authors' Sharon Draper, Kate Messner, and Henry Cole. Other featured speakers (Ciona Rouse and Lisa Wilde), alumni presenters, and local educators will lead workshops and sessions targeting all literacy levels.

    Network with colleagues and get inspired for literacy learning and teaching! Visit our Journey Into Literacy (JIL) website for more information: journeyintoliteracy.com


    On Thursday evening Sharon Draper will present a key note during dinner.
    All meals are included in the registration fee, and various registration options are available.

    After enrolling on My Learning Plan, attendees MUST register on the JIL website journeyintoliteracy.com
    Deadline for registration/cancellation is 10/12/2017.
    Co-sponsored by the SLV Teachers' Learning Center.

    51. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference-Keynote and Day 1 ONLY *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 10/26/2017

    Attend the biennial Literacy Conference hosted by SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Program. This two- day conference features award-winning authors' Sharon Draper, Kate Messner, and Henry Cole. Other featured speakers (Ciona Rouse and Lisa Wilde), alumni presenters, and local educators will lead workshops and sessions targeting all literacy levels.

    Network with colleagues and get inspired for literacy learning and teaching! Visit our Journey Into Literacy (JIL) website for more information: journeyintoliteracy.com


    On Thursday evening Sharon Draper will present a key note during dinner.
    All meals are included in the registration fee, and various registration options are available.

    After enrolling on My Learning Plan, attendees MUST register on the JIL website journeyintoliteracy.com
    Deadline for registration/cancellation is 10/12/2017.
    co-sponsored by the SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    52. Journey Into Literacy: Applying a Diversity of Perspectives Conference-Keynote and Day 2 ONLY *CTLE Approved*

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

    Dates: 10/26/2017 to 10/27/2017

    Attend the biennial Literacy Conference hosted by SUNY Potsdam's Literacy Program. This two- day conference features award-winning authors' Sharon Draper, Kate Messner, and Henry Cole. Other featured speakers (Ciona Rouse and Lisa Wilde), alumni presenters, and local educators will lead workshops and sessions targeting all literacy levels.

    Network with colleagues and get inspired for literacy learning and teaching! Visit our Journey Into Literacy (JIL) website for more information: journeyintoliteracy.com


    On Thursday evening Sharon Draper will present a key note during dinner.
    All meals are included in the registration fee, and various registration options are available.

    After enrolling on My Learning Plan, attendees MUST register on the JIL website journeyintoliteracy.com
    Deadline for registration/cancellation is 10/12/2017.
    co-sponsored by the SLV Teachers' Learning Center

    53. Opinion/Argument Writing Boot Camp *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/14/2017

    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

    54. 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.

    55. 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.

    56. Literary Essay Boot Camp, Grades 3-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    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.

    57. Poetry Day Boot Camp *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/11/2018

    In this one-day workshop, teachers will be exposed to powerful methods for teaching poetry to students in both the Reading and Writing Workshop. Building on the ideas in TC's Units of Study for Teaching Poetry, participants will also study what renowned poet and educator, Georgia Heard has to say about reading and writing poetry with children. Teachers will study student writing as well as have a chance to try different techniques to write both free-verse and form poetry.

    Please bring:
    -the poetry unit of study for your grade level (might be in the IF/THEN book)
    (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

    59. 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.

    60. Best Practices for Teaching Vocabulary K-6 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/6/2018


    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

    61. 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.

    62. 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."

    63. 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.

    64. 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.