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1. Positivity Project Implementation Training

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/26/2017

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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 11/42 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 1/4 thereby building positive and enduring individual habits, and cultivating an enhanced sense of community in classrooms and school-wide.

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

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 5/9/2018

Location: Conference Rooms A & B

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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.

3. Culturally Responsive Teaching in Education ( with a focus on Music) *CTLE and ELL Approved*

Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

Dates: 9/27/2017

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Session 1- Teacher Identity and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Teachers may teach in schools or communities which are culturally different from those they attended. This session explores how teachers can develop cultural competence and understand culturally different learners.

Session 2- Honoring the Ear - Dr. Constance McKoy This presentation will focus on aural learning as a critical facet of music instruction. Participants will explore how aural learning can be used effectively in understanding culturally diverse facets of musicianship and literacy.

Session 3- Thinking Culturally Culturally responsive teachers get to know their students and create supportive classroom environments that welcome and value diversity. This session’s focus is on how culturally responsive teachers may consider culture as a key influence on teaching and learning.

This session will count towards English Language Learners CTLE credit hours.

Registration will be held from 8:30-9 at Hosmer Hall.
Different Assessment Lenses and Tools Fuel our Instruction: Conferring Structures, Whole Class Mini-Lessons, and Interactive Read Alouds
Cohort 1: September 27, November 2, November 29

Part One (September 27)
Lea will support teacher understanding of formative vs. summative assessments. Lea will introduce a variety of formative and summative assessment tools and lenses that will help teachers learn about the whole reader across a week, a month, and a school year. Teachers will evaluate the assessments they currently use, decide if there are assessment gaps that need to be addressed, and leave with a plan of how to learn more about their readers. The expectation will be for teachers to use the assessment tools and lenses we create together and to bring data from such assessments to part two and part three.

Part Two (November 2)
Lea will support teacher understand of how to analyze data in order to make instructional choices for individual students by creating conferring schedules and plans for individuals and small groups of learners who have common needs. Lea will unpack different structures and methods of instruction. Specifically we will explore the following conferring structures: goal-setting, compliment, coaching, research/decide/teach, and strategy lessons. Teachers will then use the data they collected based on part one of this series and make instructional choices and plans for their students. The expectation will be for teachers to continue to collect data based on these instructional choices and to bring that current data to part three.

Part Three (November 29)
Lea will support teacher understand of how to analyze data in order to make instructional choices for the whole class. Lea will unpack the structures and methods used to plan and deliver mini-lessons and interactive read alouds. Lea will then help teachers analyze their data to make whole class instructional choices and plan for those choices.
Different Assessment Lenses and Tools Fuel our Instruction: Conferring Structures, Whole Class Mini-Lessons, and Interactive Read Alouds

Cohort 2: September 28, November 3, November 30

Part One (September 28) Lea will support teacher understanding of formative vs. summative assessments. Lea will introduce a variety of formative and summative assessment tools and lenses that will help teachers learn about the whole reader across a week, a month, and a school year. Teachers will evaluate the assessments they currently use, decide if there are assessment gaps that need to be addressed, and leave with a plan of how to learn more about their readers. The expectation will be for teachers to use the assessment tools and lenses we create together and to bring data from such assessments to part two and part three.

Part Two (November 3) Lea will support teacher understand of how to analyze data in order to make instructional choices for individual students by creating conferring schedules and plans for individuals and small groups of learners who have common needs. Lea will unpack different structures and methods of instruction. Specifically we will explore the following conferring structures: goal-setting, compliment, coaching, research/decide/teach, and strategy lessons. Teachers will then use the data they collected based on part one of this series and make instructional choices and plans for their students. The expectation will be for teachers to continue to collect data based on these instructional choices and to bring that current data to part three.

Part Three (November 30) Lea will support teacher understand of how to analyze data in order to make instructional choices for the whole class. Lea will unpack the structures and methods used to plan and deliver mini-lessons and interactive read alouds. Lea will then help teachers analyze their data to make whole class instructional choices and plan for those choices.

6. School Psychologist Network Meeting

Program: Special Education CTLE #755

Dates: 9/29/2017

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Network meeting.

7. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

Audience: Secondary Principals

Dates: 9/29/2017

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The agenda will include: Cognos & Data Meetings with Leigh Stark, Model Schools Offerings with Patti Fisher, Tech Center District Needs with Steve Putman, Middle School Conference Update with Mark Bennett, and Round Table.

8. 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

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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.

    9. SUM OF WHICH *CTLE approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: 1st Grade to Algebra Teachers

    Dates: 10/2/2017

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    Come and join us for a day of play to increase understanding and retention. SUM OF WHICH is a great game of engaging students in Grade 1 - Algebra as they practice addition. The basic game requires students to make sums of ten while composing it with up to six addends. One a player understand game play different tile sets can be used to have students add to twenty or 100 and then move to sums of one using fractions and finally addition of integers. In addition to SUM OF WHICH we will explore the other three games that can also be played to increase fluency. Everyone will receive a copy of the game for their grade level. Sub reimbursement will be paid for teachers that are part of SLVTLC Lunch is on your own.

    10. St. Lawrence County Community Schools Summit

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/3/2017

    This event will provide you and your team with an opportunity to learn about the basics of the Community Schools strategy, including the role of poverty teaching and learning, the role of the Union, research, and what it means to "partner".
    There will be breakout sessions and an opportunity for your team to brainstorm and reflect.
    There is no cost to attend. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP by September 8th via this link: https://leadernet.aft.org/webform/2017-st-lawrence-county-ny-community-schools-summit.
    Who should attend?
    - Administrators
    - Teachers & other school staff
    - Community School Coordinators
    - Parents
    - Community Partners
    Contact Erin Covell, slcpeopleproject@gmail.com, (315) 250-8776, with any questions.

    11. BOOK STUDY - Learn Like A Pirate Empower your students to Collaborate, Lead and Succeed (CTLE approved)

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Dates: 10/3/2017 to 11/7/2017

    Closed
    This is online book study using Schoology. Books are provided by the Teacher's Center for participants registering. Once registered, participants will receive an email with the Schoology class code and directions for participation. Participants will receive CTLE credits upon final completion in MLP. There is no stipend for participation. Can students really handle the responsibility of leading the class? Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. In Learn Like a PIRATE, teachers will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. Join us as we set sail on an adventure to inspire and transform classroom learning environments to become student-led through passion and curiosity.

    12. 1:1 Chromebooks: 7th-12th Grades *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/4/2017

    Wondering how to use 1:1 devices in the classroom or what it takes to make your 1-1
    classroom paperless? Come get some great ideas, to get you started on that journey,
    from teachers who have been in the trenches with you. We will discuss how you will
    communicate with students, using either Schoology or Google Classroom. From there
    you can discover Apps, Extensions and Websites, that can help you transition to the
    paperless classroom, such as Padlet, Screencastify, Kami, ClassDojo and Edpuzzle. Join
    us for a day of learning and we can guarantee you will go home with something you can
    use.
    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    13. Instructional Rounds

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/4/2017 to 10/12/2017

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

    14. Strengthening Informational Writing *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

    15. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Training

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/6/2017

    During this one day professional development opportunity, the presenter will provide K-2 teachers the opportunities to learn how to administer the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Kit 1 (Grades K-2). They will have the opportunity to learn where to start when benchmarking a student. This test includes: Part One: Oral Reading (Scoring and analyzing a running record) Part Two: Comprehension Conversation (Within, beyond, and about the text), and Part Three: Writing about Reading (optional)
    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    16. Growth Mindset Coach Book Study For 7-12 TEACHERS *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/9/2017 to 10/20/2017

    New
    October 9-20.

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

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


    Districts will need to supply their own books. There are limited copies in the BOCES Professional Library and will be on a first come basis. To purchase the book please use the following ISBN # 13:978-1-61243-601-2.

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

    17. Growth Mindset Coach Book Study For PK-6 TEACHERS *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/9/2017 to 10/20/2017

    ClosedNew
    October 9-20.

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

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


    Districts will need to supply their own books. There are limited copies in the BOCES Professional Library and will be on a first come basis. To purchase the book please use the following ISBN # 13:978-1-61243-601-2.

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

    19. 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.

    20. McKinney-Vento Network Meeting

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: Liaisons & Title I Mentors

    Dates: 10/17/2017

    McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Consortium Network Meeting

    21. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for New Mentors *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: Mentors

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

    October 18, 2017 8:00-3:00 - During the morning portion of this session Mentors will be provided with information concerning the NYSED requirements and the role of the Mentor. Attributes, functions and coaching techniques will be a large part of the discussions. In the afternoon, Mentees will join the session to participate in shared activities. Registration will be held from 8-8:30am.

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

    May 22, 2018 am or pm session - This session will include both Mentors & Mentees and will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection for PD will be available as well as the Regional Certification Officer on site. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the afternoon.


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

    Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/22 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

    22. 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

    23. School Library System Day - 10/18/17 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 10/18/2017

    Location: Conf. Room C

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities that will include strategic planning follow up (2 hrs), cataloging/OPALS training (1 hr), and the CC/Liaison update session (2 hrs). All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.

    24. 2017-2018 Mentoring Matters for Mentees (New Teachers) *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: Mentees - New Teachers

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

    October 18, 2017 (Noon-3:00) - This session will provide opportunities for Mentees to gain a better understanding of the NYSED requirements necessary for professional certification. Time will be provided for Mentees and Mentors to establish a calendar and participate in coaching conversations. The Regional Certification Officer will provide an overview of certification requirements. Registration will be held from 12-12:30.

    May 22, 2018 am or pm session - This session will complete the New Teacher Mentorship program for 2016-17. Reflection of the year and setting goals for the following year will be addressed. A salute to the Mentors and Mentees will conclude the session.

    Participants will be assigned to the am or pm session on 5/22 by November 1. Mentors and mentees will be assigned at to the same session.

    25. 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.

    26. Doing More with Google Classroom *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/20/2017

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

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

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

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Middle and High School Teachers, All subject areas

    Dates: 10/23/2017

    Critical Thinking doesn't develop through osmosis. In this training we will explore the three main strategies for developing critical thinkers - explicit teaching of thinking skills, dialogue and mentoring, and complex problem solving. While critical thinking is often thought of as specific to individual subjects, the mental processes involved in critical thinking cross over all domains. Teachers will participate in a short lesson on evaluating ideas to create an argument, watch a video of a math teacher mentoring students as they discover Pythagorus, and solve a complex problem from New York State history. Teachers will have an opportunity to identify the specific critical thinking skills their individual students need to develop and create essential questions about complex problems to promote deeper thinking. Participants will be encouraged to discuss how critical thinking skills can be built upon, subject by subject, and year to year. Lunch is on your own. SLVTLC will provide substitute reimbursement.

    29. Google Certified Educator Level 1 *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/24/2017

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

    Registration will be held from 7:30-8

    30. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 10/26/2017

    Monthly meeting.

    31. 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.

    32. 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

    33. 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

    34. 1:1 Chromebooks in the 4-6 Grade Classroom *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/1/2017

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

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

    Please bring your own Chromebook.

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    35. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 11/2/2017

    TBD

    36. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 11/3/2017

    TBD

    37. Strategies for 90%+ Target Language Use in the Novice Classroom *CTLE approved*

    Program: SLV Teachers' Learning Center CTLE #3124

    Audience: Foreign Language Teachers

    Dates: 11/3/2017

    Location: Dining Room

    Avoiding English in your classroom can be a struggle! In this workshop participants will experience strategies for 90%+ target language use from day one. This workshop will focus on strategies for Novice-Low, Novice-Mid & Novice-High students. We will also briefly touch on how to begin or sustain these strategies with Intermediates. Participants will: identify their current target language use in the classroom as well as possible obstacles. discover how understanding the ACTFL proficiency guidelines and can allow us to align our expectations with what students can do and support our target language only classroom. experience strategies for engaging students with movement & play. discuss how to incorporate reading and writing in 100% TL that is comprehensible. learn how to give instructions 100% TL that is comprehensible through visuals and modeling. leave with a variety of tools and activities to implement. set short-term and long-term goal for target language use in their classroom. Lunch is on your own.

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: Local Area Teachers

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

    Location: Laurentian Room

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

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

    40. Cultivating Careers: A Look at What Agriculture has to Offer in St. Lawrence County and Beyond

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Audience: Middle/Secondary Guidance Counselors

    Dates: 11/9/2017

    Please join us for a fun and informative day of touring area businesses and interacting with area agriculture experts around the topic of agricultural careers. This day has been tailored for middle/secondary guidance counselors.

    Tours will include:
    o Dairy Farm
    o Feed Plant
    o Fertilizer Plant

    The day will begin at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Farm in Canton with refreshments and a keynote speaker. A bus will be waiting to transport the group to the tour stops. Tours will be followed by a luncheon at a local restaurant where area experts will join us for a conversation about the many career opportunities available for graduates in the county and beyond. Careers for graduates with skills in the trades and college degrees.

    There is no charge for the day, lunch is included. The day is sponsored by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency, the St. Lawrence County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Agricultural Academy, and the St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Program.

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

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Audience: PK-12 Educators

    Dates: 11/9/2017

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

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

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

    42. GCSD Technology Summit for Non-Instructional Staff

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Audience: All non-instructional support staff

    Dates: 11/9/2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Dates: 11/9/2017

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

    44. Special Education Spectacular

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

    Dates: 11/9/2017

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

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

    45. Instructional Rounds

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/13/2017

    New
    This training will provide participants with a complete understanding of Instructional Rounds including:
    * What Rounds Is/Isn't
    * Level of Commitment
    * Evidence Collection
    * Tools and Resources
    * Role specific responsibilities
    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
    Day 1 1/4 (Title: Now that We Collected Writing Samples, What Do We Do With Them? Assessing Student Writing and Creating Goals to Drive Instruction (3-6)
    Using your data to drive instruction is the goal of today's session! If creating a systematic way to assess your students' writing has been a challenge, this is the workshop for you. Participants will explore the qualities of good writing to assess a variety of student samples. In the morning during the 3 hour webinar, Lauren will examine informational and opinion writing pieces and score them using teacher facing rubrics. Then, Lauren will walk participants through the process of prioritizing student goals. Finally, Lauren will discuss the process of noticing trends across a class to plan mini lessons and small groups to meet the needs of the students.

    In the afternoon, participants will bring informational writing samples and work in grade level cohorts to norm writing pieces and to create writing goals for their students.

    Day 2: Planning Purposeful Small Groups to Meet Students' Goals and Dramatically Lift the Level of Student Writing for Grades 3-6
    At this time of the school year, your students will be most likely writing literary essays and you are probably noticing that your students' needs are extremely diverse. In this 3 hour webinar, Lauren will quickly review the process of prioritizing goals with an emphasis on literacy essay. Next, Lauren will unpack small group strategy lessons and discuss the process of planning cycles of small group work that leads to independence. Finally, Lauren will explore a variety of resources to mine ideas for teaching points. In the afternoon, participants will once again work in grade level cohorts to examine student writing, prioritize goals, and plan cycles of small group strategy lessons.
    Note: Participants are asked to bring on-demand literary essays, the current unit of study, and The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.
    Day 1 – (Title: Now that We Collected Writing Samples, What Do We Do With Them? Assessing Student Writing and Creating Goals to Drive Instruction (K-2)

    Using your data to drive instruction is the goal of today’s session! If creating a systematic way to assess your students’ writing has been a challenge, this is the workshop for you. Participants will explore the qualities of good writing to assess a variety of student samples. In the morning during the 3 hour webinar, Lauren will examine informational and opinion writing pieces and score them using teacher facing rubrics. Then, Lauren will walk participants through the process of prioritizing student goals. Finally, Lauren will discuss the process of noticing trends across a class to plan mini lessons and small groups to meet the needs of the students.

    In the afternoon, participants will bring informational writing samples and work in grade level cohorts to norm writing pieces and to create writing goals for their students.

    Day 2 – (Title: Planning Purposeful Small Groups to Meet Students’ Goals and Dramatically Lift the Level of Student Writing for Grades (K-2) At this time of the school year, your students will be most likely writing opinion pieces and you are probably noticing that your students’ needs are extremely diverse. In this 3 hour webinar, Lauren will quickly review the process of prioritizing goals with an emphasis on opinion writing. Next, Lauren will unpack group strategy lessons and discuss the process of planning cycles of small group work that leads to independence. Finally, Lauren will explore a variety of resources to mine ideas for teaching points. In the afternoon, participants will once again work in grade level cohorts to examine student writing, prioritize goals, and plan cycles of small group strategy lessons.

    Note: Participants are asked to bring current opinion writing samples, a copy of the current unit of study, and The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer S

    49. Webinar for McKinney-Vento Support Leaders

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Audience: McKinney-Vento Support Leaders

    Dates: 11/15/2017

    New
    Engaging students with poverty in mind.

    50. SLS Mentoring Program Day - 11/16/17 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: Pariticipants in the 2017-2018 School Library System Mentoring Program

    Dates: 11/16/2017

    Location: Conf. Room C

    The School Library System Mentoring Program Day for the 2017-2018 school year gives mentoring partners the opportunity to get together with SLS staff during the morning to explore issues of concern to new and nearly new School Librarians. You are invited to attend the afternoon SLS Council meeting.

    51. 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.

    52. Hyperdocs *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/28/2017

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

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

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 11/30/2017

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

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

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    54. 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.

    55. Smart Interactives *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/4/2017

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

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    56. School Library System Day - 12/07/17 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    Location: Conf. Room C

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities, which will include librarian sharing of books, databases, and OPALS tricks (1 hr), citation workshop (2 hrs)in the morning and the CC/Liaison update session in the afternoon. All school librarians, library aides and assistants are welcome to attend.
    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.

    58. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 12/8/2017

    TBD

    59. Google Expeditions- NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/11/2017

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

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    60. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 12/14/2017

    Monthly meeting.

    61. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 12/15/2017

    TBD

    62. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/4/2018

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

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

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

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

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

    Note: Participants will receive one read aloud text and are asked to bring other favorites to share.
    Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands - or ten - in your classroom? At this session we will practice digitally cloning ourselves so we can be two places at once for our students - using some handy tech tools to build a "blended learning" classroom!

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

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

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

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

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

    67. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 1/25/2018

    TBD
    (K-6)

    Teachers will dig deeper into the components of balanced literacy to see how they fit together to support students' independent use of spelling and conventions. Specifically, teachers will learn how interactive writing can be used to support the transfer of spelling and conventions knowledge to authentic writing. They will also learn various small group configurations focused on grammar and spelling to differentiate for students during the writing workshop. Participants will learn what research has to say about the most effective and engaging teaching practices for grammar. Finally, teachers will get an overview of Words Their Way, a differentiated word study program.

    Please bring:
    -the first unit of study for your grade level

    69. 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.

    70. School Psychologist Network Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 1/26/2018

    Network meeting.

    71. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 1/28/2018

    TBD

    72. Mindfulness for Teachers *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

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

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


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


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


    • Teach observing and reflecting when responding to stimulus


    • Enhance the growth mindset and executive functioning skills


    • Instill kindness and compassion within the culture of learning


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    74. School Library System Day - 02/07/18 - *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Library System - CTLE #3234

    Audience: School Librarians, Library Assistants, and Library Aides

    Dates: 2/7/2018

    Location: Conf. Rooms A & B

    The School Library System will hold a full day of professional activities, which will include the Fall Book Review 2017 session (2 hrs), Cataloging/OPALS training (1 hr), and the CC/Liaison update session in the afternoon. All school librarians, library assistants and library aides are encouraged to attend.

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

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/8/2018


    Having a strong vocabulary is intimately related to academic success. In this presentation, teachers will examine the link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. They will learn powerful word learning strategies that are transferable across the curriculum. They will also learn how to select vocabulary words for their students and develop a sequence of lessons to make vocabulary come alive in their classrooms. Teachers will walk away with armloads of strategies for making vocabulary instruction engaging, meaningful and effective.

    Please bring:
    -two beloved read-aloud books

    76. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/8/2018

    Monthly meeting

    77. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 2/9/2018

    TBD

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

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

    Dates: 2/13/2018

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

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    79. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 2/16/2018

    TBD

    80. 21st Century Learning Design Camp - NYSCATE *CTLE Approved*

    Program: Model Schools CTLE #755

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

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

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

    Registration will be held from 8-8:30

    81. 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.

    82. 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

    83. 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.

    84. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 3/22/2018

    TBD

    85. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 3/23/2018

    TBD

    86. 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

    87. Responsive Classroom *CTLE Approved*

    Program: School Improvement CTLE #755

    Dates: 3/29/2018

    "In this one-day introduction to the Responsive Classroom approach you'll learn how Responsive Classroom practices help teachers to foster positive community, integrate academics with the teaching of social and emotional skills, and create the conditions for positive student behavior.
    - Hear about the characteristics of teacher language that promote respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities
    - Explore interactive modeling—a structure to introduce routines and procedures in a clear and concise way
    - Participate in interactive learning structures you can use with your class to make lessons more engaging
    - Examine how the Responsive Classroom approach to discipline can establish a calm, orderly, and safe environment for learning

    You will also have an opportunity to discuss ideas with colleagues, experience Responsive Classroom strategies as an adult learner, and see video ofResponsive Classroom teachers implementing the strategies with students in grades K1/48."

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

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

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

    89. 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.

    90. 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.

    91. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 4/19/2018

    Monthly meeting

    92. 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.

    93. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/17/2018

    Monthly meeting

    94. Primary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Primary Principals

    Dates: 5/18/2018

    TBD

    95. 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.

    96. School Psychologist Network Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 5/18/2018

    Network meeting.

    97. Secondary Principals' Network Meeting

    Program: Principal Networks CTLE #755

    Audience: Secondary Principals

    Dates: 5/24/2018

    TBD

    98. 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.

    99. Chairperson Meeting

    Program: Special Education CTLE #755

    Dates: 6/7/2018

    Monthly meeting