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1. Microsoft OneDrive: Creation, Organization, Publication

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 2/26/2018

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So I have access to the “Office 365” what do I do now? With just three words (Creation, Organization, Publication) your productivity will increase using Microsoft Office 365. In this one-day workshop you will learn how to use Office 365 tools to create new content, organize existing content, and publish content to your students, staff, and administration. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

2. Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures - COMP

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Compliance - COMP

Dates: 2/26/2018

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All applicants for a NYS educational certificate are required to complete at least 2 hours of coursework in child abuse identification and reporting procedures. Attendance will be sent electronically to your TEACH account.


This 2 hour workshop will focus on the following: *Identifying child abuse and neglect
*Professional issues and concerns
*Community resources
*Legal responsibilities in reporting child abuse/neglect cases

A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

3. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Planning For Instruction Using NYSESLAT Data - at Sullivan County BOCES

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators and Content Teachers who utilize NYSESLAT Data

Dates: 2/27/2018

Starting Soon
In this hands-on workshop, participants will gain understanding of the importance of data-informed instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs), deconstruct NYSESLAT data through the four modalities, and practice strategies for NYSESLAT data analyzation. Participants will explore the relationship between data-informed planning and student achievement, and by the end of this workshop, they will be able to convert raw NYSESLAT data to useable formats and determine their ELLs' proficiency levels in reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Data will be used to purposefully target instruction across the four modalities and NYSESLAT proficiency levels. This workshop is intended for all teachers who work with ELLs and who utilize NYSESLAT data.

Registration/Sign-In: 8:30-9:00 AM

Fee: Free

Lunch: one hour-on your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

4. AimswebPlus User Conference

Program: LHRIC - aimsweb

Dates: 2/27/2018

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For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese ccalabrese@lhric.org

5. Drumming for Fitness PE/HE CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 PE and HE Consortium

Audience: Members of the Section One PE/HE Consortium

Dates: 2/27/2018

PE HE Consortium
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Participants will participate in several K-5 drumming for fitness routines. Drumming for Fitness uses a combination of current songs and classic songs as a source of inspiration to move to the music. This new fitness experience combines dancing, drumming, and a great cardiovascular endurance workout. You will learn several choreographed routines to take back to your classes immediately. Come ready to move and workout!

Materials Needed: *Please bring an exercise ball and bucket.

This program may be used to meet 1.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
Free for HE/PE teachers whose district is a member of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

6. AimswebPlus Lunch and Learn

Program: LHRIC - aimsweb

Dates: 2/27/2018

Starting Soon
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese ccalabrese@lhric.org

7. Google Drive: Creation, Organization, Publication

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/1/2018

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So I have access to “Google” what do I do now? With just three words (Creation, Organization, Publication) your productivity will increase using th Google Apps for Education suite. In this one-day workshop you will learn how to use Office 365 tools to create new content, organize existing content, and publish content to your students, staff, and administration. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

8. Coding for Cowards: An Experience for the Interested Novice (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/2/2018

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Most districts have taken a serious look at the role that coding exercises can play in developing computational thinking for K-12 students. Most of the highly popular coding environments (Scratch, Tynker, Code.org) are based on "building blocks" that make it easy to create interactive stories, animations, games, music and art. As students become immersed in coding work, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

This session is geared specifically for those who may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help enhance thinking across all disciplines. You will actively engage in programming scenarios where you will become familiar with the interface, commands, and basic protocols/commands of Scratch.

9. (SLS) Digital Library Users Group Meetings

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 3/5/2018

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 8th year, is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 4,000 digital ebooks and over 400 audio books, to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however, it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits includes:




• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service




• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks




• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight




• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

10. MATH SPA - Grades 4-5 Focus on Multiplication & Division Models

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Grade 4-5 teachers

Dates: 3/5/2018

The NYS Next Generation Math Standards have been released. How do I effectively ensure that my students are developing an appropriate grasp of the content standards while developing the mathematical standards they will need to be successful? What do the mathematical practices look like at my grade level? At my grade level, is the focus of the standard multiplying a whole number by a fraction or multiplying a fraction by a whole number? During this session, participants will focus on the conceptual understanding of grade level content and the continuum of mathematical standards. After planning for instruction, differentiation and assessments, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-focused.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

11. Test Prep No More - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers, administrators

Dates: 3/5/2018

Preparing for the ELA Assessment is not necessarily about doing test prep, but about establishing classroom literacy practices that work all year long. This workshop is designed to help teachers prepare their students for the ELA Test without doing traditional test prep. During this workshop, we will focus on year-round ELA instruction and best practices that will lead to success on the ELA Assessment. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to implement in their classrooms at any time.

Materials:
Participants can bring texts used in their classrooms

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

12. MATH SPA - Grades 2-3 Focus on Building Number Sense with Addition and Subtraction Models

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Grade 2-3 teachers

Dates: 3/6/2018

The NYS Next Generation Math Standards have been released. How do I effectively ensure that my students are developing an appropriate grasp of the content standards while developing the mathematical standards they will need to be successful? What do the mathematical practices look like at my grade level? During this session, participants will focus on the conceptual understanding of grade level content and the continuum of mathematical standards. After planning for instruction, differentiation and assessments, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-focused.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

13. Taking the "Test" Out of ELA Test Prep (ELA Common Core Regents Exam) Grades 9-12

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades 9-12 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers, administrators

Dates: 3/6/2018

Preparing for the ELA Common Core Regents Exam is not necessarily about doing test prep, but about establishing vertically aligned classroom literacy practices that work all year long. This workshop is designed to help grades 9 - 12 teachers prepare their students for the ELA Regents without doing traditional test prep. We will focus on year-round ELA instruction and best practices that will lead to success on the ELA Regents Exam. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to implement in their classrooms at any time.

Materials: Participants can bring texts used in their classrooms, as well as lessons/units and any other materials. Time will be provided to design or revise lessons/units of instruction.


This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Anna Marie Brancucci Email Me.

14. Teacher as Change Agent - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades K-8 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, ELA supervisors, administrators and curriculum directors

Dates: 3/6/2018

Teachers are no longer asked to stand in front of a group of students and deliver content. Current research challenges teachers to be change agents for their students. Working to make changes in student behaviors, understanding of content, ability to utilize strategies and level of engagement are just a few of the demands placed on the 21st century teacher. The current state of the classroom is more about the learning and less about the teaching. Join us for this workshop where we will explore viable ways to create lifelong, independent learners in a student-centered environment.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

15. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/6/2018

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

17. Great Teachers and Leaders - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Leadership LEAD

Audience: This series is for administrators who will be participating in the observation cycle, observing teachers and participating on the post observation conference

Dates: 3/7/2018

Evidence-Based Feedback and Coaching Conversations that impact Instructional Practice

The focus of this workshop is on developing skill in evidence based observation within the context of district professional development goals. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This one-day workshop serves to build expertise in evaluation including practice in achieving inter-rater agreement through evidence based observation. This course includes focus on coaching conversations that impact instructional practice. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Materials:
Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

18. A Deeper Dive into the Next Gen ELA Practices: Building Lifelong Readers and Writers in the Classroom

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, administrators, special educators, ENL Teachers

Dates: 3/8/2018

With the revised standards, teachers need to ask themselves what do I need to know and do? In this workshop we will explore the major changes in the Next Gen Standards, focusing on the ELA Lifelong Practices. Taking a look at our current practices, teachers will examine where they are and how they can structure lessons to ensure the ELA lifelong practices are embedded into their classrooms. We will look at exemplar lessons and teachers will have an opportunity to develop or revise their own lessons.

Materials: Participants can bring lessons, units and any relevant materials with you.

Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, administrators, special educators, ENL Teachers

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

19. Explore Learning User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Explore Learning participating districts through LHRIC and surrounding BOCES

Dates: 3/8/2018

New
Please join us for our annual Explore Learning users group where you will have the opportunity to come together with other educators in the area to share best practices, discuss implementation strategies and find out how other districts are using Gizmos and Reflex.

This session will be lead by Explore Learning and LHRIC staff and will allow users to learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math and science.

Teachers will see how to supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts.

Learn how students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.



A light breakfast will be provided Explore Learning.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

20. Microsoft Office Refresher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/8/2018

Do you remember how to add formatting to an image in a Word document or how to auto size columns in Excel. Do you need to make end of the year awards with PowerPoint but the results are less than inspirational? Sounds like you could use a refresher course on Microsoft’s big three! In this 3-hour workshop you will receive three 1-hour mini-workshops to show you some new tips and remind you of some you may have forgotten. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

21. SWBOCES PE/HE Consortium MID-YEAR Meeting PE/HE CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 PE and HE Consortium

Audience: Participating Districts in the HE/PE Section One Consortium

Dates: 3/8/2018

PE HE Consortium
Mid-year Meeting of the 2017-2018 school year.

Fee:
Free for members of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

22. Microsoft Office Refresher (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/8/2018

Do you remember how to add formatting to an image in a Word document or how to auto size columns in Excel. Do you need to make end of the year awards with PowerPoint but the results are less than inspirational? Sounds like you could use a refresher course on Microsoft’s big three! In this 3-hour workshop you will receive three 1-hour mini-workshops to show you some new tips and remind you of some you may have forgotten. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

23. New Hybrid Voice Service

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/9/2018

New
We are happy to introducing a new Hybrid Voice Service. This service is designed to offer options to participating districts that will support a robust technology infrastructure in support of telecommunications, physical security communications, and video. At this event you will hear from, and network with, relevant LHRIC staff and our vendor supporters, Aspire and Day Automation. Join us and learn how you can transform your school district’s communication platform by taking advantage of modern technologies to bring about a communications system convergence that allows you to do more with video, security and the overall improvement of your phone and intercom systems..
For questions regarding this activity, please contact mceesay@lhric.org.

24. NYS Science Standards – Grades 6 - 12

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Science - SCI

Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers, administrators, coordinators, special education teachers, ENL teachers

Dates: 3/9/2018

Hurricanes! Floods! Health Epidemics! It seems like there is no end to the phenomena that exists in our world today. Do your students ask “Why?” and you provide the answers? Join us as we unpack the New York State Science Standards, which are grounded in Phenomena, and discover how we can facilitate as our students “figure out” instead of “learn about”. Science is a “DO”, not “WATCH”, connect with fellow educators as we “figure out” how to teach our students to wonder, question and investigate.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 for CoSer 555 members
$231 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

25. Using Technology to Enhance Writing and Conferring - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades 2-8 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, ELL teachers, AIS teachers, administrators

Dates: 3/9/2018

Motivating students to write can be a challenging task. Many students, especially boys, are reluctant writers. The syntax, semantics and the content can all be overwhelming for some students. With the use of technology, writing can become a much more enjoyable and interactive endeavor. In this workshop, participants will ascertain how the utilization of a variety of tools can help students write with more clarity, support, and organization. We will also explore the potential of the "virtual writing conference" to foster and support the development of better writers.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

26. NYS Science LS - Understanding and Using Phenomena in the Elementary Classroom - SCI

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Science - SCI

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers, administrators, coordinators, special education teachers, ENL teachers

Dates: 3/12/2018

This workshop will examine the new standards for science in grades K-5 while focusing on how phenomena can be used to begin a unit of study. Anchoring learning in explaining phenomena fosters engagement in science as well as enhancing the relevance of science concepts to students' lives. The focus of learning shifts from "learning about" to "figuring out" why things happen. We will explore a variety of phenomena, how to build units of study and how to make the science classroom engaging and student-centered.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 for CoSer 555 members
$231 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

27. Collaborative Projects in the Elementary Classroom with Wixie

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/12/2018


Wixie can prepare students to think deeply, solve problems, and meet the challenges of life in the 21st century.

Join us for a morning of discovery exploring web based Wixie, an online authoring tool that students and teacher’s can use to construct knowledge and communicate ideas. Wixie is an author’s pen, an artist’s brush and a storyteller’s voice in one easy to use package.

Users conference highlights:




• Hands on exploration of Wixie with your device or a loaner from LHRIC




• Experience the NEW real time TEAM Collaboration features




• Explore Wixie standards based curriculum libraries




• Learn how teachers can create online content or modify existing content




• See how teachers can comment and assess student work




• Learn about the ability to share student work via URL, Google Classroom, HTML, print student masterpieces and more




• Advanced skills for experienced Wixie users



For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

28. Intermediate Excel Tips and Strategies

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/12/2018

In a one-day course, students will create a running balance; custom sort data; wrap text; split data into separate columns; combine data into one column; create and use range names; work with multi-level spreadsheets; use conditional formatting; create a basic chart; and work with functions such as IF, COUNTIF and SUMIF. Participants will use DATEDIF to calculate current student age or employee years of service. Subtotals will also be covered. (Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel) *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

29. NYSCATE Google Certified Educator Level 2 Institute (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/12/2018

Closed
Registration available on NYSCATE website only.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

You will not be able to register on My Learning Plan for this event at this time.

30. Introduction to the Next Generation Math Standards

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: K-8 Math teachers

Dates: 3/13/2018

During this time of capacity building in anticipation for the full implementation of the new standards, it is important that we not only familiarize ourselves with the standards, but take note of and plan to systematically address their nuances and content shifts. Join us for a session in which we explore the recently revised standards, review the crosswalks and snapshots associated with them and plan collaboratively to ensure our students experience success during the transition.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

31. Work Time in Early Childhood: The Importance of Play - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: PreK-2 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, administration and curriculum directors.

Dates: 3/13/2018

As Piaget stated, “Play is the work of childhood.” In this workshop, learn about the importance of play as children explore, create, discover and grow their curiosity. Learn how to plan for engaging choices that help children to navigate their own learning and social emotional development.

Participants will:
* understand the importance of play in school and how it supports academic development
* explore worktime choices that are engaging and support social, emotional, literacy and language development
* learn about choice and independence during work time
* plan for conferring in different work time choices plan for extensions that support literacy work
* think about ways to encourage inquiry during play.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 members
$299 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

32. Introducing Microsoft Teams

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/13/2018

The NEW Microsoft Teams provides a collaborative communication environment via Office 365. This new tool saves time by simplifying daily logistics, which leaves teachers available and dedicated to their students! OneNote Class Notebooks are built into every class, allowing teachers to organize interactive lessons and deliver personalized learning directly from the Teams tool!  Additionally, apps integrate into the classroom experience, allowing you to quickly access Office 365 apps that you are already using (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Planner), all while customizing your classroom.

Additionally, end-to-end assignment management in Teams enables you to move quickly and effortlessly from creation and distribution to grading and feedback. This session will explore all aspects of Microsoft Teams and you will learn how this new and exciting tool can suppor
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

34. The Ubiquitous Terms "Harassment" and "Hostile Work Environment"

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Leadership LEAD

Audience: District and building level administrators

Dates: 3/14/2018

The Webster's Dictionary definitions of "harassment" and "hostility" are very different from the legal definitions. Yet, the terms are used interchangeably on an ever-increasing basis. This workshop will help define the true legal definition of "Harassment" and "Hostile Work Environment" and offer examples of what it is and what it is not. The focus will be on the supervisor/employee relationship and how to create a safe and productive work environment as well as how to respond to allegations that you are engaging in improper behavior.

Fee:
$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$153 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

Registration fee will apply unless cancellation made one week prior to workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli droselli@swboces.org.

35. ADMINISTRATOR THINKING SESSIONS (For Principals and Assistant Principals) - March 2018 LEAD

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Leadership LEAD

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 3/14/2018

These lunch-and-learn sessions are free to our component district administrators. Monthly topics, informed by our partners in the field, are e-mailed out prior to the sessions. Administrators are invited to bring their lunch and engage in a targeted learning experience that provides a shared platform for navigating current challenges.

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

36. eChalk: Drop-in Session for Web Page Administrators

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2018

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using eChalk? Join us for this small group session and you’ll have time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to answer your questions, provide feedback and offer ideas for new things to try.

Please note: This is not a facilitator-led session.

Target Audience: eChalk Managers & Super Users

37. Flipping the Classroom with Office 365: Mix/Sway/Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2018

There are many simple and exciting tools available through the Office 365 suite that can support you in your quest to "flip" your classroom. During this session, you will have the opportunity to work in Microsoft Office Mix and Sway to create and present content in new and meaningful ways. These skills will then be applied as we create unique and authentic assessments in the cloud. We will also explore the potential of the inking features found within touch-enabled tablets.

38. eChalk: Using Groups to Connect your Teams, Clubs and Departments

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/15/2018

Join us for the half-day session to explore the use of eChalk Groups. Student clubs, sports teams, academic departments and other groups are important components of the school experience. Did you know that you can now give them each an online space of their own for both public and internal communication purposes? eChalk Groups are the simplest way to help your students, families and staff stay organized and connected while providing full ownership of web content updates to only the staff members that need it and in the location that they require it!

Target Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators and Group Super Users/Managers

39. (SLS) Search For Success

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: Search for Success Users

Dates: 3/15/2018

The 21st Century way to access and research authoritative information across all your databases with one login through mobile devices, tablets, laptops and computers. "SEARCH" for Success is a database management program that provides "one-stop" easy and equitable access to all your online databases purchased through the SWBOCES School Library System, including those in NOVELNY and TeachingBooks. In addition, usage statistics are available to support purchasing decisions.
The benefits includes:

• Each school library has one unique login for all databases, which may be used by students, staff and parents

• One usage report for all databases

• Customized website design for each school library

• Mobile App

• Workshops to learn search strategies and resources

• Helps district personnel obtain maximum use of their online databases in support of the Common Core Learning Standards and other informational needs

NOTE: These workshops are open to Library Media Specialists who are in "SEARCH" for Success member libraries ($400 per building/year)

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

40. AP World History and the New Global Regents Exam: Teaching and Assessment - SS

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Social Studies - SS

Dates: 3/16/2018

This follow up to the previous session on the latest changes to the AP World History Exam will continue to address the instructional and assessment shifts for teachers and students in AP World History and more specifically in the new Global Regents Exam first offered in June 2019. We will discuss practical applications of these changes that can be used immediately in the classroom and draw on the expertise and experiences of participants. Specific teaching and assessment strategies (and handouts) will be shared in this interactive session, and participants will be encouraged to bring questions and concerns. Time will be specifically devoted to an overview of the new Global Regents exam and how the shifts in AP World align with those in NY. We will discuss the important place of skills and in both the instructional and assessment practice of both courses and exams.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 member
$299 for CoSer 555 non-member
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

41. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: Participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2016-2017 school year

Dates: 3/16/2018

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher is designed to help improve your understanding of key program concepts, enhance your skills and provide strategies to apply the information to workplace realities.

In this highly interactive training, you will:

• Practice and sharpen verbal and physical crisis intervention skills

• Demonstrate ability and confidence in applying course content and skills to real-life work experiences

• Problem solve and strengthen crisis intervention skill
Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

42. NWEA User Group Conference - Get the most from your MAP Data

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: NWEA participating districts through LHRIC and surrounding BOCES

Dates: 3/16/2018

LHRIC and NWEA invite you to join us and other NWEA partners in your area for the NWEA Annual User Group. Get best practices, tips and practical support from NWEA staff and learn how districts in your neighborhood are using MAP® data to maximize growth for all students.

This complimentary event is perfect for administrators, instructional leaders, teachers and coaches.






• Connect with other partner schools and districts and find out what's new from NWEA






• Learn about the new Student Profile report with data all in one place with a polished interface that is simple to use






• Discover powerful new MAP enhancements and professional development offerings to help you maximize student growth

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

43. Strategic Steps in Global History and Geography 10: Working with the Social Studies Framework, Toolkit, and Regents Exams

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Social Studies - SS

Audience: Global History and Geography 9 and 10 teachers

Dates: 3/16/2018

This series of workshops will focus on the changes in the Global History and Geography curriculum, and corresponding changes in instruction and assessment.

Participants will learn about:
*the Transition Global 10 Regents exam (which begins in June 2018)
*the new 2019 Framework-Based Global 10 Regents Exam and its development
*shifts in instructional practice to incorporate inquiry-based experiences

One goal of the series is to develop a database of additional primary source documents and stimulus-based questions as well as materials to support inquiry-based learning. The workshops will integrate information, skills, and strategies for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities.

Emphasis will be placed on the critical role of Social Studies Practices/Skills. Practical and strategic steps will be shared regarding how to use and adapt Inquiries from the NYS Toolkit, as they align to the changes in the Framework.

The session will include collaborative planning so teachers can discuss instructional strategies and shared challenges with colleagues whose experience may differ from their own.

This session will focus on Regents examinations (Transition and Framework-based) with special attention to the new Enduring Issues Essay. Participants will examine in depth the prototype essay and will work in small groups with provided documents, mapping the documents to the grade 10 framework. Participants should be able to take this experience and apply it to their classrooms and schools. This session will also explore ways of developing the new introductory unit on The World in 1750 and curriculum development based on the implementation of the Social Studies Framework.

44. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Part 1: Tech Toolkit for Supporting English Language Learners – AM Learn Session - at PNW BOCES

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 3/19/2018

Closed
The world of technology for educators is always changing with new and exciting tools. This morning presentation will introduce K-12 educators to various websites, tools, and apps which can be used by ENL teachers to enhance instruction. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be exposed to methods of integrating technology to enhance communication and translation, accessibility, interactivity, and engagement.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like to utilize the presented tools in a collaborative environment please ALSO sign up for the afternoon “Apply” workshop.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Cost: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

45. Windows 10: Not Just the Next Operating System

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/19/2018

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10…Why can’t they make up their minds. Well the truth is that each operating system had a purpose. In this 3-hour workshop participants will learn why Windows 10 takes the best from Windows 7 & 8 and adds on so much more. Come and learn how to harness the resources available in the NEW Windows 10. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

46. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Part 2: Tech Toolkit for Supporting English Language Learners – Apply (*For AM “Learn” Workshop Participants Only*) - at PNW BOCES

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, ENL and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 3/19/2018

The world of technology for educators is always changing with new and exciting tools. This afternoon presentation will allow K-12 participants of the AM “Learn” workshop to apply the various introduced technology tools. Please plan on bringing a laptop computer and an Apple or Android device to install apps and experiment with the technology. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to apply and integrate learned technology into their lessons and curriculum to enhance communication and translation, accessibility, interactivity, and engagement. In addition, participants will be able to collaborate with educators from other districts to share technology best practices and ideas.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to sign up for the PM “Apply” workshop you must attend the AM “Learn” workshop.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

47. Windows 10: Not Just the Next Operating System

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 3/19/2018

Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10…Why can’t they make up their minds. Well the truth is that each operating system had a purpose. In this 3-hour workshop participants will learn why Windows 10 takes the best from Windows 7 & 8 and adds on so much more. Come and learn how to harness the resources available in the NEW Windows 10. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

48. Connecting Literacy and Language

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Grades K-5 general education or special education teachers; speech-language pathologists

Dates: 3/20/2018

Participants will discuss the closely aligned developmental trajectory between decoding and comprehension with oral language expression and reception. In addition, the workshop will explore evidence-based language strategies that support literacy development. After reviewing a number of language-based strategies, participants will create tools to provide visual support, multi-modal instructions, and clear teacher language that can later be implemented inside their classrooms.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members
$299 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

49. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] SIFE Workshop Series Part 4: Strengthening Early Literacy Skills - at Rockland BOCES

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, ENL Coordinators, Teachers, Counselors, and other Support Staff

Dates: 3/20/2018

Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Strengthening Early Literacy Skills. This session will focus on strategies for supporting the early literacy skills of SIFE. Participants will explore literacy strategies that can be used with students at a range of literacy levels. They will discuss ways of fostering the development of students’ foundational literacy skills while at the same time supporting their content learning and critical thinking skills. Participants will apply the concepts they have learned in developing lessons to be used in their context.

Participants will:

*Discuss the relevant aspects of second language acquisition in support of developing literacy skills for SIFE who may not be literate in their home language(s)
*Apply strategies for supporting reading development of SIFE (and other ELLs at varying levels of literacy) including: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and text comprehension.
*Explore the connection between vocabulary instruction and literacy development for SIFE.
*Learn and apply strategies for supporting SIFE development as writers.
*Apply strategies for selecting materials that are age and level appropriate.

Should SW BOCES' MLP be "full", please register at Rockland BOCES' website using their MLP link here.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 AM

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

50. Instructional Technology - March Staff Meeting

Program: LHRIC- Instructional Technology Staff Meetings

Dates: 3/20/2018

Monthly Staff Meetings for Instructional Technology Team.

51. Learning.com - Annual User Group Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/21/2018

The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center and Learning.com invite you to their annual users group March 21st 2018

Learning.com - Easy Tech: Developing Students' Keyboarding Fluency to Increase Success for Computer-Based Testing

• Share strategies used in local Learning.com districts for addressing digital literacy needs

• Explore the new adaptive keyboarding program and how it can tie into the NYSED Computer Based Testing guidelines.

• Connect with other Learning.com districts in our area and share ideas and best practices.

• Learn more about Easy Tech modules on Digital Citizenship and Coding


A light breakfast will be provided at 8:30 am,courtesy of Learning.com.The user group session begins at 9:00 am.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact John Resanovich

52. Social Studies Practice # 6: Civic Participation

Program: CPDCS - 2016-2017 NYS Learning Standards & Assessments

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, Library Media Specialists and administrators

Dates: 3/21/2018

Social Studies: How can our students grow up to be informed and engaged participants in civic life? The first half of this workshop will unlock the practice of "civic participation" and how to cultivate active citizenship in daily life. Students will learn how to engage in this practice - and teachers can model this practice effectively through everyday inquiry. The second half of this workshop, in partnership with Model Schools, will address the various technology resources that political scientists and active citizens use to engage in the issues that matter to them: digital tools for classroom discussion, debate, participation; data collection tools like digital surveys; student-friendly social media environments (i.e. Edmodo); teleconference tools like desktop video chat/conference (Google Hangouts); digital media creation tools, and more. This program blends pedagogy with technology for a deeply immersive experience!

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

PLEASE NOTE:
The fee will state $302 per participant and will be adjusted after the workshop is complete according to the following fee range:

$125 per participant for CoSer 555 members and Model Schools Core Service members
$151 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members and Model Schools Core Service non-members
$250 per participant for CoSer 555 members and $302 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members who are not Model Schools Core Service members The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

53. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] SIFE Workshop Series Part 5: Strategies for Fostering Engagement and Achievement in Math - at Rockland BOCES

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, ENL Coordinators, Teachers, Counselors and Support Staff

Dates: 3/21/2018

Supporting Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE): Strategies for Fostering Engagement and Achievement in Math. This session will focus on strategies for supporting the math skills of SIFE. Participants will explore strategies that can be used with students with a range of abilities in math. Such strategies will include the explicit teaching of math vocabulary, the use of real-life contexts for applying mathematical principles, and math activities that support both content learning and language development. Participants will apply the concepts they have learned in developing lessons to be used in their context.

Participants will:

*Explore & apply relevant aspects of second language acquisition and culturally relevant instruction in support of developing engagement of SIFE in mathematics.
*Apply strategies to develop academic language and vocabulary for SIFE in mathematics.
*Scaffold lesson plans for both mathematics and language learning for SIFE.
*Explore how to support talk-to-learn strategies for SIFE during mathematics lessons.
*Adapt mathematics content to provide greater access to SIFE in mathematics.

Should SW BOCES' MLP be "full", please register at Rockland BOCES' website using their MLP link here.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 AM

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

54. Words Worth While - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, ENL teachers, literacy coaches, administrators

Dates: 3/22/2018

Vocabulary is an important component in being able to create meaning when reading and writing. Engaging students in meaningful vocabulary activities is key to building word knowledge. This workshop will focus on specific strategies to support students who need a variety of strategies to build vocabulary. We will explore various types of graphic organizers, instructional models, targeted strategies and materials to support and enhance vocabulary instruction. Participants will take away strategies that can be implemented in their classrooms the next day.

Materials:
Participants can bring materials used in their classrooms

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

55. Minecraft: Creating Virtual Learning Environments

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/22/2018

Minecraft is not just a game of digital blocks, but can also be an immersive learning environment for children of all ages. Minecraft boasts having over 100 Million users that explore, design, and build virtual worlds that encourage problem solving, creativity, and a catalyst for exciting classroom discussions.  Minecraft in the Classroom offers limitless opportunities to create, while teaching essential problem solving skills all within a 3D environment.

While there are two modes in Minecraft (Survival and Creative), this session will focus on the creative mode. You will have the opportunity to explore the functionality of Minecraft Edu. Your goal will be to create fiction or fantasy, quests or simulations, and then explore new worlds as you collaborate with other session participants.  Join us to explore sample learning environments, collaborate in group quests, and become empowered to create your own virtual learning environment to support your objectives.

*Please note: This is an introductory class and no prior experience with Minecraft is required.

56. Increasing Diversity in Your Teaching and Administrative Ranks

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Compliance - COMP

Audience: Assistant Superintendents of HR/Directors or Administrators of HR, Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 3/22/2018

As our student population becomes more diverse, so should our teaching and administrative staff. We need our staffs to reflect our student population and this requires a comprehensive, thoughtful approach to recruitment and selection. This workshop will provide ideas for recruiting for diversity through outreach to a variety of sources.

$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$153 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

57. Guided Reading Grades 3-5 - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, ELA supervisors, administrators and curriculum directors

Dates: 3/23/2018

Intermediate readers often present as having a variety of skills and strategies in their toolboxes yet they can always use more. Through a guided reading approach, the teacher can broaden this toolbox while differentiating instruction. Through this workshop, the teacher will learn how to research what readers need through 1-1 conferring, grow understandings about the instructional levels and develop some ‘go to’ Guided Reading Lessons that will help grow their readers.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 members
$299 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

58. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Climate and Culture - CC

Dates: 3/23/2018

This program will satisfy the NYSED requirement for 6 hours of training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention for any new certificate or license.

This training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
The training will also address:
* The identification and mitigation of harassment
* Bullying and discrimination
* Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

Successful completion of the class will meet the certification requirements in Sec14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.


Fee: $117 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

59. iPads for Special Ed (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/23/2018

Special education classrooms are often the first to implement iPads in the classroom. Why are these devices so popular, and how can we make them work for special education students?

During this session, participants will learn how to:
- locate apps that support IEP goals-such as instructional, occupational, speech, physical, and behavioral.
- manage devices in the classroom.

60. MATH SPA - Kindergarten-1 Focus on Building Number Sense with Addition & Subtraction Models

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers

Dates: 3/26/2018

The school year is well underway and the NYS Next Generation Math Standards have been released. How do I effectively ensure that my students are developing an appropriate grasp of the content standards while developing the mathematical standards they will need to be successful? What do the mathematical practices look like at my grade level? During this session, participants will focus on the conceptual understanding of grade level content and the continuum of mathematical standards. After planning for instruction, differentiation and assessments, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-focused.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

61. The Next Generation: New York State's English Language Arts Learning Standards - Grades K-5 ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, ELA supervisors, administrators and curriculum directors

Dates: 3/26/2018

The Next Generation ELA standards are here. They include introductory documents, the new practices, crosswalks and the revised standards. This workshop will examine all of the components of the standards as well as their impact on curriculum, instruction and assessment. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the relevant shifts and the new thinking accompanying the standards.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

62. Examining the NYS Math Test - Grades 2-8

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Grade 2-8 teachers

Dates: 3/27/2018

This workshop is designed to help teachers investigate the Released Math Questions. Participants will analyze test questions, word problem structures and mathematical language in order to identify instructional implications and align tasks. The workshop will guide teachers in making math more accessible for all students throughout the school year.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

63. Maker Mindset: Incorporating Coding & Engineering into the K-5 Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 3/27/2018

Join us to learn and experience design thinking, computational thinking, and engineering through a series of hands-on challenges.  No coding, electronic or engineering experience is necessary!  This fun-filled course will provide you with a toolkit of strategies and lesson resources that will prepare you to lead your very own challenges!

Through our Make & Take Challenge, you will be provided with a complete project, along with lesson resources that you can take back to your classroom.  This is a small group session that allows for personalized learning and support. Take the challenge and join us!

64. Supporting Independence through Literacy Centers - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: K-2 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, administration and curriculum directors

Dates: 3/28/2018

For our students to become stronger readers, they need guided and independent reading time. In this workshop, learn how to support student independence in literacy centers so you can work with guided reading groups successfully.

Participants will:
* understand the importance of play in school and how it supports academic development
* discuss a structure for implementing literacy centers
* look at data from their classroom to create small groups for centers
* learn options for strong centers that are engaging and support independence
* create structures to support student success in literacy centers
* learn how to adapt centers to support learners as they move forward as readers and writers

Participants should bring any reading data from their classrooms such as DRA, Fountas and Pinnell levels, Fundations or TC reading levels.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 members
$299 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

65. TLI Celebration of Teaching & Learning

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 3/29/2018

This event is a celebration of excellence in the Region. This prestigious award is bestowed upon districts and individuals nominated by their colleagues and peers as demonstrating innovation, best practices, and having implementing systemic change in teaching an learning. Join us in this celebration and find out what the strategies are behind these success stories. New this year are the student poster sessions where students will demonstrate how the work of these educators has impacted their learning experience. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Manley Feinberg. See website for more details http://it.lhric.org/technology_leadership_institute_tli.

66. Google Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/5/2018

Google Classroom is an integral component of G-Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. This allows Classroom students to keep track of what assignments are due, while having the freedom to begin their work with just one click!  We will also explore helpful tools  such as research features, peer editing, commenting, and more.

During this session, you will learn Classroom fundamentals including the setup and management of your Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how to provide real-time feedback and grades without ever leaving the Classroom application!

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a G-Suite domain and prior experience using Google Drive is required.

67. Navigating Google and Office 365

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/9/2018

Google? Office 365? What is the Cloud? This 3-hour workshop defines what “the cloud” is and isn’t. We will look at the similarities and differences of both the Microsoft and Google platforms to identify that best tool for the task at hand and how to merge tools for a single task. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

68. Navigating Google and Office 365

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/9/2018

Google? Office 365? What is the Cloud? This 3-hour workshop defines what “the cloud” is and isn’t. We will look at the similarities and differences of both the Microsoft and Google platforms to identify that best tool for the task at hand and how to merge tools for a single task. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

69. SLS Annual Joint Conference- Fostering Dynamic Learning in School Libraries

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: School Library Media Specialist and Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2018

SLS Annual Joint Conference - Fostering Dynamic Learning in School Libraries

Conference highlights:

*Administrator of the Year Award

*Opening keynote with Sue Kowalski, Pine Grove MS LMS in East Syracuse and 2016 Library Journal Mover and Shaker

*Closing keynote with Annie Ward, Assistant Superintendent at Mamaroneck and co-author of From Striving to Thriving: How to Grow Confident Capable Readers

*Ten breakout sessions with special focus on the alignment to the new AASL National School Library Standards

*Exhibits

*Author signings

*Raffle

*Continental breakfast

*Lunch at Cermele Cafe.

Invite your administrators to join you to celebrate the admin award, network at a continental breakfast, and hear Sue Kowalski's morning keynote address: 8:00am-10:00am. Invite them to hear Annie Ward's afternoon keynote address: 1:45 pm-3:00 pm. Email Janet Jamal with invited administrators' names to register.

Early Bird Special: Before March 2-$125; After-$150. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

70. Google Forms

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/11/2018

Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more!  Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

71. Rosetta Stone Annual User Conference

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: Teachers and program facilitators comfortable using Rosetta Stone.

Dates: 4/11/2018

New

This session is for teachers and program facilitators comfortable using Rosetta Stone.
Possible training topics may include:

• Grading

• Reporting and Data Analysis

• Blending Rosetta Stone into your classroom

• Additional resources available to teachers

• Explore the Support Portal and additional documentation



For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

72. Hiring the Best: Enhancing Interview Skills

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Compliance - COMP

Audience: Assistant Superintendents of HR/Directors or Administrators of HR, Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 4/11/2018 to 4/12/2018

What training have you had in interviewing? How do you know the best questions to ask? How do you know quantify the responses? This workshop will provide you with skills to assist you in the hiring the best candidates through a model utilizing job descriptions and selection criteria as the basic elements of the interview. Participants should bring an administrative job description to the training.

$256 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$306 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

73. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/12/2018

New to Google Drive? This workshop will provide you with an overview of G-Suite’s apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device that is connected to the internet and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time, when actual proximity isn’t an option.

74. PowerPoint and Office 365: Introduction to PowerPoint and PowerPoint in the Cloud

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/16/2018

In a one-day course, participants will learn to navigate the PowerPoint window in Office 365 and on the desktop. We will explore how to use the Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, and the new Backstage View. Participants will: apply document themes; add, delete, and rearrange slides; create bulleted lists; add slide transitions; run the Slide Show; divide a presentation into sections; and print speaker notes and handouts. Additional topics include adding clipart, SmartArt graphics, animation, charts and tables. Participants will use the Photo Album feature to quickly and easily display photographs; and edit pictures using the Remove Background Tool and Set Transparent Color option. The Screen Capture Tool will also be covered. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

75. Co-Teaching: Two Heads Are Better Than One to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners - INSTR

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Co-teachers (partners) must attend together

Dates: 4/17/2018 to 4/30/2018

It is almost impossible for one teacher to address the diverse educational needs of all students. It takes two professionals to maximize opportunities for all students' success. This 2 day workshop is designed for co-teachers to work in partnership to ensure student success.

Effective co-teaching approaches/models will be emphasized. Teachers will learn how to plan lessons that decrease the teacher to student ratio and enhance opportunities to hone in on individual student needs and challenges.

This program may be used to meet 11 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$498 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members
$598 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Anna Marie Brancucci Email Me.

76. Managing iPads with Apple Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/17/2018

Bring a teaching assistant into your classroom with Apple’s powerful Classroom app! Apple Classroom can help to guide student learning, share and receive student work, and manage devices. Students have the ability to share their work with both you- the instructor, and with the class. You will be able to view what your students are working on, and even lock them into a specific app!

During this session, participants will experience lessons using Classroom’s management tool and learn how to guide students and review their progress, all while managing the distraction of mobile devices.

77. Great Teachers and Leaders - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Leadership LEAD

Audience: This series is for administrators who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators

Dates: 4/18/2018 to 4/20/2018

This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This three-day workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation including a focus on evidence based observation. Observation focus will include special considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners. Topics also include New York State Teaching Standards, New York State Education Department APPR components and guidance documents. This course can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators Peer and Independent Evaluators.

This three day workshop will be offered in the summer and again in the spring semester. Participants must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

Materials:
Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

Fee:
$747 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$897 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

78. MATH SPA - Grades 2-3 Focus Word Problems and Bar Modeling Models

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Grade 2-3 teachers

Dates: 4/18/2018

The NYS Next Generation Math Standards have been released. How do I effectively ensure that my students are developing an appropriate grasp of the content standards while developing the mathematical standards they will need to be successful? What do the mathematical practices look like at my grade level? During this session, participants will focus on the conceptual understanding of grade level content and the continuum of mathematical standards. After planning for instruction, differentiation and assessments, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-focused.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

79. Instructional Technology - April Staff Meeting

Program: LHRIC- Instructional Technology Staff Meetings

Dates: 4/18/2018

Monthly Staff Meetings for Instructional Technology Team.

80. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/19/2018

Take your Google Classroom worksheets to the next level through the use of interactive websites and Google Drawings! Google Drawings allow you to create interactive lessons and activities that allow for hands-on manipulation. Think along the lines of SMART Notebook, except that every single student will have the ability to complete every single activity! From graphic organizers to drag-and-drop activities, the possibilities are endless! Samples used for multiple grade levels/subject areas will be shared.

81. MATH SPA - Kindergarten-1 Focus on Strategies & Models for Solving Word Problems

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Kindergarten and Grade 1 teachers

Dates: 4/23/2018

The school year is well underway and the NYS Next Generation Math Standards have been released. How do I effectively ensure that my students are developing an appropriate grasp of the content standards while developing the mathematical standards they will need to be successful? What do the mathematical practices look like at my grade level? During this session, participants will focus on the conceptual understanding of grade level content and the continuum of mathematical standards. After planning for instruction, differentiation and assessments, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-focused.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

82. Google Sites for Administrators: Branding my School

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/23/2018

Building a school website can be a daunting project but getting the right message to your stakeholders can be an invaluable asset to building the right educational environment for Staff, parents, and students. In this 3-hour workshop we will be using the NEW Google Sites to design, develop, create, and publish a low maintenance school/classroom website that will keep everyone informed. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

83. Google Sites for Administrators: Branding my School

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/23/2018

Building a school website can be a daunting project but getting the right message to your stakeholders can be an invaluable asset to building the right educational environment for Staff, parents, and students. In this 3-hour workshop we will be using the NEW Google Sites to design, develop, create, and publish a low maintenance school/classroom website that will keep everyone informed. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

84. Content Area Literacy: Supporting Learning Across The Day - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades 1-5 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, ELA supervisors, administrators and curriculum directors

Dates: 4/24/2018

This session will help teachers create systems where students transfer what they are learning during reading and writing to science, social studies, and math. Strategies for close reading, research, supported writing, and vocabulary in the content areas will be shared. This session is intended for educators working with students in grades 1-5.

Administrators, instructional coaches, intervention teaches, and teacher leaders are encouraged to attend this sessions.

PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING: 2-4 texts they use with students in a content area unit.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 members
$299 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

85. (SLS) School Library System Council Meeting

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 4/25/2018

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

The School Library System Council meetings for the 2017/2018 school year will meet at the SW BOCES School Library System offices at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY at 8:30-11:00 am unless otherwise specified below:

  • - Sept. 26, 2017
  • - Nov. 14, 2017
  • - Jan. 26, 2018
  • - April 25, 2018
  • - May 10, 2018 (3:30 - 11am)

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger at pberger@swboces.org.

86. MATH SPA - Grades 4-5 Focus on Word Problems and Bar Models

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Grade 4-5 teachers

Dates: 4/25/2018

The NYS Next Generation Math Standards have been released. How do I effectively ensure that my students are developing an appropriate grasp of the content standards while developing the mathematical standards they will need to be successful? What do the mathematical practices look like at my grade level? At my grade level, is the focus of the standard multiplying a whole number by a fraction or multiplying a fraction by a whole number? During this session, participants will focus on the conceptual understanding of grade level content and the continuum of mathematical standards. After planning for instruction, differentiation and assessments, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-focused.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

87. LHRIC CS/STEAM Academy: Full Day for Instructional Cohort (Member Districts Only)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/25/2018

Member Districts Only
Full day face to face session for Instructional Cohort.

88. NYS Mandated Autism Training (3 Hr. Course)-COMP

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Compliance - COMP

Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

Dates: 4/25/2018

SWBOCES is sponsoring the following 3 hour NYS Mandated course: Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders - NYS Education Department Approved Training

As part of the New York State Regulations, this workshop will address the needs of autistic children. This overview will meet the state mandate for certification and will include the following topics:
-Definitions
-Etiology and prevalence
-Characteristics
-Evidenced-based instructional methods
-Behavior management resources

KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP:
1)Meet the state mandate for certification.
2)Gain knowledge of definitions, needs and evidence-based interventions to work with the growing population of students with autism.

Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

IMPORTANT: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http:www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson kjackson@swboces.org.

89. (SLS) School Library System Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 4/25/2018

. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

90. The NYS ELA Learning Standards - Building Awareness - Grades K-5 ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades K-5 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, ELA supervisors, administrators and curriculum directors

Dates: 4/26/2018

The Next Generation ELA standards are here. They include introductory documents, the new practices, crosswalks and the revised standards. This workshop will examine all of the components of the standards as well as their impact on curriculum, instruction and assessment. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the relevant shifts and the new thinking accompanying the standards.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

91. Using Shared Reading as Tool for Reading Instruction - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: K-2 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, administration and curriculum directors

Dates: 4/26/2018

Drawing on the work of Don Holdaway, Bobbi Fisher and Brenda Parkes, participants will learn how shared reading supports students in building a sense of community, learning to love books and strategies that later support successful independent reading.

Participants will:
* learn how to engage students as readers with strong shared reading materials
* learn how to use poems and big books to support teaching reading strategies
* plan for shared reading cycles
* look at shared reading materials and create centers and follow up work
* find supportive shared reading materials at each grade level
* teach students how to use meaning, structure and visual cues to help them as readers
* learn how to connect shared reading to interactive writing and language experience activities

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 members
$299 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

92. Office 365: Tools for the 21st Century Classroom (Introduction)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/26/2018

Join us to learn about the multitude of tools available within the Office 365 Suite. During this session, you will learn how to create using OneDrive, organize through OneNote, and publish through Microsoft’s Classroom!  We will explore the benefits of working in a cloud-based environment for both you and your students.

93. Fostering Collaborative Discussions in the Classroom - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades 2-8 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, ELL teachers, AIS teachers, administrators

Dates: 4/27/2018

Meaningful discussions can be challenging for some students. Too often, students talk at each other without listening. With models, supports and structures in place, collaborative discussions can be an opportunity for students to progress from literal understanding to critical understanding of text. Student collaboration and discussion creates a cooperative and supportive social classroom climate. This workshop will provide participants with strategies and resources for fostering, monitoring and evaluating classroom discussions.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$231 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

94. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 4/27/2018

Do you want to learn how to locate resources, facilitate lessons, and tie best practices into unplugged activities that will empower your students to think critically, collaboratively, and flexibly about coding? There is no prior coding experience necessary!

Throughout this session, you will not only act, but also think like a computer scientist. Oh, and please leave your computer at home! Coding without a computer keeps the focus on the true power of collaboration, growth mindsets, and computational thinking without the distraction of a screen or the confinement of a specific coding program. With technology changing just as  quickly as programming environments, preparing young coders to think like computer scientists provides the necessary foundational skills that can be applied across a wide range of coding environments.

Be ready to explore a wealth of unplugged activities and resources in this hands-on, low-tech session.

95. NYSCATE: NYC Conference- DIGITAL LEADERSHIP (1st Annual)

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 4/28/2018

In partnership with the NYC Education Administrators Association (EAA), NYSCATE is pleased to announce our 1st Annual NYC Conference on Digital Leadership. Leading in education becomes exponentially powerful when using technology to your advantage. Learn to hone your skills, increase your knowledge base and technology awareness as a leader in education. This one-day conference is designed for educators, District Administrators, EdTech leaders, Higher-Ed Leaders, Mentors, Coaches and Building Leaders to learn about best practices of emerging technologies to utilize in their schools and classrooms.
NOTE: If your plans change, please be sure to DROP in My Learning Plan as registration fees are paid in advance of the session.

96. SLS Workshop- New AASL Standards

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 School Library Services

Dates: 4/30/2018

Join us to investigate the new AASL national school library standards. We will concentrate on the learner standards by collaboratively engaging with the new structure, unpacking the shared foundations, and relating your learning to current practice and new opportunities. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Pam Berger.

97. Office 365 for Administrators: OneNote and Staff Notebook for PLCs

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/30/2018

Microsoft OneNote and the OneNote Staff Notebook are digital notebooks that will help an administrator to cultivate and manage their school community. In this 3-hour workshop, come and experience integration strategies that will increase communication, streamline school processes and procedures, and engage your staff in collaborative projects these cloud-based organizational tools. There are no prerequisites for this course. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

98. Office 365 for Administrators: OneNote and Staff Notebook for PLCs

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 4/30/2018

Microsoft OneNote and the OneNote Staff Notebook are digital notebooks that will help an administrator to cultivate and manage their school community. In this 3-hour workshop, come and experience integration strategies that will increase communication, streamline school processes and procedures, and engage your staff in collaborative projects these cloud-based organizational tools. There are no prerequisites for this course. *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)

99. Coding with SWIFT Playgrounds

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 5/1/2018

Swift is a robust and intuitive programming language created by Apple and used for building apps for iOS, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. It has been designed to give developers more freedom than ever before. Swift is easy to use and open source, so anyone with an idea can create something incredible.

Swift Playgrounds is an app for the iPad that makes learning Swift interactive and fun. It does not require any prior coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for students that are just starting out. Swift Playgrounds can even be used to program and control robots and drones!

If your district has access to iPads, and you are interested in expanding your “coding resume”,  join us on the “Playground” and discover how you and your students can learn and teach code.

Please note: Currently, Swift Playgrounds is only available for iPads.

100. Teaching Writing Craft through Mentor Texts - ELA

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Literacy ELA

Audience: Grades 2-5 teachers, literacy coaches, instructional coaches, administration and curriculum directors

Dates: 5/4/2018

We can find strong writing mentors in the wonderful world of children’s literature. In this workshop, learn how to use mentor texts to support student writing in narrative, informational and opinion writing. Discover ways to support writers in crafting strong beginnings, thinking about text structure, writing with imagery and much more. Participants will learn how to choose mentor texts that can bring them through the school year as anchors for student writing and how this model supports the love of both reading and writing.

Participants should bring: 2-3 of their favorite picture or chapter books and a couple of student writing samples.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$249 for CoSer 555 members
$299 for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

101. Microsoft Teams for Administrators: Creating Professional Learning Communities

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 5/7/2018

In this 3-hour workshop administrators will explore the Microsoft Teams instructional environment to create Professional Learning Communities which can increase communication, creativity, and collaboration within your school community. Prerequisite: Office 365 for Administrators: OneNote and Staff Notebook *Special Introductory 2 for 1 Offer - Non-Members buy one seat get one additional registration free(based on availability)