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1. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Dates: 7/9/2018

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: $120 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

2. HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 1 - at ROCKLAND BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Registrars (centralized and building), Data Entry Personnel, Translators/Interpreters or Family Advocates involved in registration, and Special Education/Pupil Personnel administrators for LPT component.

Dates: 7/9/2018

ELL Identification: Registration and HLQ (Part 1)

(District teams should have full representation for this part; Registrar staff may leave after this part.)

This workshop will include an overview of New York State English Language Learner (ELL) regulations related to the identification process. The focus will be on the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) document and the processes that districts need to have in place to properly administer and interpret the HLQ. We will also discuss the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) assembly and the secure storage of all identification materials.

Participants will review:
* ELL identification regulations
* The completion and processing of the HLQ
* The role of the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) when potential ELLs are enrolling who already have an IEP or 504 plan
* Screening for potential Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)

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

Cost: Free

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

3. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 2 - at ROCKLAND BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Coordinators, ENL teachers, Building Administrators, Special Education/Pupil Personnel or Administrators for LPT component, Guidance Counselors (and anyone else with a role in the ELL identification and placement process).

Dates: 7/9/2018

ELL Identification: Screening Interview (Part 2)

Registrars need only attend Part 1, 9-11 am, and do not need to attend Part 2, 11 am-3 pm;
Those registered for Part 2 MUST ALSO register for Part 1.


This workshop is to support districts with designing a clear and cohesive process for the identification of English Language Learners, from registration, through the interview screening processes, and the administration of the NYSITELL.

Participants will review:
* The screening interview processes
* SIFE and Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) administration
* An overview of the role of the LPT for potential ELLs who are already identified as a student with a disability
* District teams will design their own screening kits for the various grade bands with materials appropriate to each level

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 11:00-11:30 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On Your Own

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

4. FORDHAM UNIVERSITY & SWBOCES SUMMER INSTITUTE - CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN SCHOOLS & SYSTEMS: CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS

Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Leadership LEAD

Audience: School/District Leaders, Central Office Staff, Curriculum Coordinators, Teachers, and Lead Teachers

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 7/12/2018

This three-day institute will combine theory, real data from participating schools and collaborative learning opportunities to help school and district leadership teams leave with a clear focus. Drawing on Dr. Stosich’s co-authored book, The Internal Coherence Framework: Creating the Conditions for Continuous Improvement in Schools, the institute focuses on the critical links between the system, school and classroom. This approach centers on the belief that the purpose of leadership is to improve instruction and performance. The process is ongoing, and thrives in innovative and collaborative environments, where leaders and educators look closely at instruction, the structures and processes which support teacher’s shared learning about best instructional practice, and teachers’ collective high expectations for students.

Credit: PD Certificates will be issued and students may apply for Fordham Graduate School of Education Credit (one credit) if they complete a research paper on a relevant topic in addition to participating in the institute’s activities.

Fee:
$2,200 for a district team with up to 4 participants

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.

5. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox - Updated for 2018!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Audience: current Achieve3000 users

Dates: 7/10/2018

Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? This session will help to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. We will explore Achieve3000 supports such as: scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles, searching for topic-based materials, and assigning practice based on Common Core standards.

New for 2018:
We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that are shareable amongst your building teachers!
Finally, we will dive into reporting, how to determine the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, review scheduled data collections, and interpret those results.

Who Should Attend?
Current Achieve3000 users who want to engage their students in optimal learning environments will want to attend this workshop.

6. Implementing 20% Time/Genius Hour into Your Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 7/12/2018

20% Time is a simple concept that every teacher can execute successfully. The concept was taken from Google’s 20% Time model and applied within a K-12 educational setting. Students are given 20% of their time to work on student-designed projects, which align the curriculum with their passions to help to identify their career path. Under the guidance of their teacher, students create their own goals and assessments, which truly makes for a purposeful and collaborative classroom environment— a piece of the pie that made Google enterprises so successful!

20% Time provides students with more freedom over their learning, hence sparking curiosity and increasing innovation and intrinsic motivation. We will also discuss Genius Hour (for those that may not be ready to commit to 20% Time), where students explore new topics each week with several informal presentations at the end of the hour.

You will have the opportunity to learn from guest facilitators (invited by the LHRIC to share their innovative work), who have successfully implemented these concepts in their own classrooms.

7. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016 and office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 7/10/2018

In Office 2016 you can now: Work together on documents and harness simplified sharing across multiple devices across all your devices. See others' edits with coauthoring in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Improved version history lets you refer back to snapshots of a document during the editing process. Share right from your document with a click of a button across all your devices. Review, edit, analyze, and present your Office 2016 documents across any of your devices—from your desktop to phones or tablets.
In this workshop you will:


--Work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
--Explore the newly designed menu ribbons
--Create documents using hundreds of ready-made templates
--Share documents for instantaneous feedback and co-authoring

There are no prerequisites for this workshop but a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2020, or 2013 would be helpful.

8. Google Drive: The Basics

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/11/2018

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.

9. The NEW Google Sites

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/11/2018

The new and modern Google Sites provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straightforward method for website creation and collaboration! The new Google Sites is simply an updated and streamlined version of the original platform. If you are new to Google Sites, have no worries! There is no prior knowledge necessary from the original Google Sites. The updated Google Sites makes website creation simple!
Participants in this workshop will learn about:

• Basic web design principles


• Creation & organization of pages


• Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles)


• Google Drive folders & files integration


• Inclusion of media-rich content


• Permission settings


• Publishing
Prerequisite: A Google account is required.

10. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 1 - at ORANGE-ULSTER BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Registrars (centralized and building), Data Entry Personnel, Translators/Interpreters or Family Advocates involved in registration, and Special Education/Pupil Personnel administrators for LPT component.

Dates: 7/12/2018

ELL Identification: Registration and HLQ (Part 1)

(District teams should have full representation for this part; Registrar staff may leave after this part.)

This workshop will include an overview of New York State English Language Learner (ELL) regulations related to the identification process. The focus will be on the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) document and the processes that districts need to have in place to properly administer and interpret the HLQ. We will also discuss the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) assembly and the secure storage of all identification materials.

Participants will review:
* ELL identification regulations
* The completion and processing of the HLQ
* The role of the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) when potential ELLs are enrolling who already have an IEP or 504 plan
* Screening for potential Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)

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

Cost: Free

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

11. Office 365 for Support Staff

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 7/12/2018

In a one-day course, designed for Support Staff, will focus on the web-based Office 365 tools for word processing(Word), spreadsheets(Excel), and presentations(PowerPoint), digital notebook(OneNote). Collaborate with others using shared files stored in OneDrive. In this workshop you will: 1. Create a Table of Contents in Office 365: Word with a few easy steps. 2. Calculate the school activity funds in Office 365: Excel. 3. Animate text and objects in Office 365: PowerPoint to create an exciting presentation. 4. Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to your OneDrive for collaboration. There are no prerequisites for this course.

12. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 2 - at ORANGE-ULSTER BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Coordinators, ENL teachers, Building Administrators, Special Education/Pupil Personnel or Administrators for LPT component, Guidance Counselors (and anyone else with a role in the ELL identification and placement process).

Dates: 7/12/2018

ELL Identification: Screening Interview (Part 2)

Registrars need only attend Part 1, 9-11 am, and do not need to attend Part 2, 11 am-3 pm;
Those registered for Part 2 MUST ALSO register for Part 1.


This workshop is to support districts with designing a clear and cohesive process for the identification of English Language Learners, from registration, through the interview screening processes, and the administration of the NYSITELL.

Participants will review:
* The screening interview processes
* SIFE and Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) administration
* An overview of the role of the LPT for potential ELLs who are already identified as a student with a disability
* District teams will design their own screening kits for the various grade bands with materials appropriate to each level

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 11:00-11:30 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: will be provided for a $17 fee

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

13. TLI : activ- con 2018 Conference on Active Learning Spaces and Teaching

Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

Dates: 7/13/2018

activ-con is a full day conference for explorers, leaders and innovators in K-12 active learning spaces. activ-con attendees will not “sit n’ get” their learning as in traditional conference experiences; instead, attendees will join their fellow explorers in a series of learning excursions and missions that actively investigate interesting strategies, practices and challenges. Participants can expect to interact with vendors as well as national experts throughout the day.

New for 2018:
  • Stories from the Field: local districts sharing their active learning stories in "Ignite session" style format
  • Updated hands-on learning excursions focusing on teaching and learning in active learning environments
  • "Conversation Café': "birds of a feather" conversation and connection room
  • Panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Robert Dillon, author of "The Space"
  • Keynote presented by Gene M. Kerns, Ed.D: Author, educator, and chief academic officer from Renaissance Learning
  • End of day raffle and snack!

    A continental breakfast and lunch coupons for our upstairs cafeteria will be provided for all registrants.
  • 14. Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Using Common Sense Education

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/16/2018

    This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive use of technology. We will explore simple strategies that address digital literacy and the social and emotional impacts of technology. You will also be provided with valuable resources to support both family and community members.

    During this session, you will:

    *Complete a comprehensive hands-on tour of the Common Sense Media Education© portfolio.

    *Map out a detailed path to digital literacy for your classroom.

    *Begin your journey to become a Common Sense Educator.

    15. The College Board's Opportunity Leaders

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals and Assistant Superintendents

    Dates: 7/16/2018

    In partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Southern Westchester BOCES, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders, a half-day professional development training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement® (AP®) program, and the SAT® Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

    During the training, administrators will:

    • Examine the relationship between AP and success in college/career


    • Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools’ academic offerings, including AP


    • Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes


    • Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings


    • Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefitting from the SAT Suite and AP courses


    • Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019


    Fee: Free

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

    16. Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Program: 2018-2019 - 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: 7/17/2018

    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.

    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
    $236 per participant for all others

    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.

    17. Augmented Reality: Implementation in the 21st Century Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/17/2018

    Learn how to augment reality by adding digital content to the existing world around you! Augmented Reality (AR) technologies allow our students to experience digital enhancements and realities right from the comfort of the classroom using tools such as: Aurasma, Panoform, QuiverVision, and others!

    During this session, you will take a deep dive into Augmented Reality (AR) and develop a deeper understanding of how both students and educators can learn so much more about the world through immersive AR experiences.

    18. Google Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/17/2018

    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.

    19. Adobe Acrobat: Creating Fillable Forms

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 7/18/2018

    This one-day course is a hands-on workshop of Acrobat Interactivity such as creating, annotating, or combining Portable Document Format (PDF) files; working with the Note Tool, Thumbnails, Bookmarks, and Buttons to view, create, modify, and collaborate PDF files.
    In this workshop you will:
    -Create interactive forms to compile data.
    -Combine multiple PDFs.
    -Share PDFs for collaboration and distribution.
    The prerequisite for this class is a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word.

    20. Virtual Reality: Implementation in the Future Ready Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/18/2018

    Learn how to take students on virtual journeys around the globe, and even view the inside of a human heart! With today's virtual reality technology, students can experience this right from the comfort of their classroom using tools such as Google Expeditions, Nearpod VR, CoSpaces, and many more!

    During this session, you will take a deep dive into Virtual Reality (VR) devices and develop a deeper understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through this immersive VR.

    21. DreamBox: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) & RTI

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: DreamBox users

    Dates: 7/18/2018



    How does one use available DreamBox information for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RtI)?



    *During this session, you will Explore:

    *How to effectively use data to meet your students’ needs.

    *A multi-layered, and easy-to-use progress monitoring tool designed to assist teachers in gathering essential academic progress data.

    *Growth mindset activities that will engage and motivate your math students.Best practices in ELLs elementary math instruction.

    Formative assessment activities that motivate students to become increasingly involved in their own learning.



    Target Audience: DreamBox users/subscribers.

    22. Coding in the Elementary Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/19/2018



    Elementary teachers have asked, and we have delivered! This full-day session will help you gather new ideas, techniques, strategies, and resources designed to infuse coding into your curriculum. You will rotate through a series of small group activities focused on incorporating robotics and coding possibilities for the elementary classroom. You will have the time to explore, try out, play, and plan for future use in your classroom.



    *During this session, you will learn about tools such as:

    *Scratch/Scratch Jr.

    *Dash and Dot

    *Quiver

    *Ozobot

    *And More!

    23. Digital Creativity for Wixie Users

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/19/2018


    Wixie is a powerful online authoring tool for students and teachers to create original work, collaborate with their peers, and demonstrate understanding.

    This half-day session is designed to provide you with dedicated and necessary work time in Wixie, where you can design materials for distribution to your students. We will begin with a demonstration of Wixie's content authoring tools, followed by supported working time for you to create your own lessons.

    During this session, you will:


    •Learn about Wixie's suite of content creation tools


    •Explore Wixie's new collaboration ability that allows students to team up for project work


    •Dig into pre-designed activity templates.


    •Design your own lessons for use in the classroom



    Target Audience: Wixie users/subscribers that have an active Wixie account.

    24. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/19/2018

    Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using eChalk? Join us for this small group session where you will have the 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: Target Audience: eChalk users/subscribers.

    25. Windows 10: An Overview of Microsoft's New Operating System

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/19/2018

    Windows 7, Windows 8, and now Windows 10... Why can’t they make up their minds? The truth of the matter is that each operating system has its purpose. During this three-hour session, you will learn how and why Windows 10 took the absolute best from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to provide users with new and streamlined efficiency. Join us to learn how to harness the latest resources available in the new Windows 10.

    In this session you will explore the following Windows 10 features:

    • Start Menu

    • Personalized Start Menu

    • Cortana and Cortana Tools

    • Notification Window

    • Task Bar

    • Multiple Desktops
    Please Note: This is an introductory class. No prior Windows 10 experience is required.

    26. Windows 10: An Overview of Microsoft's New Operating System

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/19/2018

    Windows 7, Windows 8, and now Windows 10... Why can’t they make up their minds? The truth of the matter is that each operating system has its purpose. During this three-hour session, you will learn how and why Windows 10 took the absolute best from Windows 7 and Windows 8 to provide users with new and streamlined efficiency. Join us to learn how to harness the latest resources available in the new Windows 10.
    In this session you will explore the following Windows 10 features:

    • Start Menu

    • Personalized Start Menu

    • Cortana and Cortana Tools

    • Notification Window

    • Task Bar

    • Multiple Desktops
    Please Note: This is an introductory class. No prior Windows 10 experience is required.

    27. Instructional Technology - July Staff Meeting

    Program: LHRIC- Instructional Technology Staff Meetings

    Dates: 7/20/2018

    Monthly Staff Meetings for Instructional Technology Team.

    28. Decision-Making Made Easy: A Tool Kit To Help Leaders Make Good Choices

    Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

    Audience: School and district administrators; Instructional Leaders; Coaches

    Dates: 7/20/2018

    Are you a leader that has to make a lot of decisions? Professionally, do you have to select new curriculum, programs, staff, and partners? Personally, do you make choices about what you do and what you buy? Do you have choices that you make that impact yourself and others? Are you sometimes overwhelmed by the decisions you have to make because of the time involved, the cost, and the long term consequences? Come to this session for an efficient tool kit that you can apply right away to help you make choices about staffing, curriculum, initiatives, purchases, etc. You will leave with a set of tools that will help you make decisions in your personal and professional life.

    Fee:
    FREE for CoSer 555 members
    $50 per participant for all others

    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.

    29. CS Language Exchange: Exploring Coding Languages & Platforms for K-5 Classrooms

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/23/2018



    Are you curious about additional coding languages and tools that you may be able to add to your computer science curriculum? This session will allow you to explore various coding languages and tools to learn their strengths, limitations, and unique device compatibilities. The ability for students to recognize language and coding concepts across different platforms is the key to coding as a literacy. Throughout this session, you will experience some of the greatest coding tools out there for use in your classroom!



    During this session, you will learn:

    * K-5 friendly coding languages.

    * Sites and applications that support computational thinking and coding as a literacy.

    * Device compatibility for apps and grade levels.

    * Basic scripts that will allow you to create projects and introduce coding concepts.



    Prerequisite: Current or planned inclusion of computer science in curriculum. Coding experience is helpful, but not required.

    30. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course, Hastings

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/24/2018

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    During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.



    Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase:




    • Professional learning and leadership




    • Efficiency in the classroom.




    • Student learning and creativity.



    Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to complete your Level 1 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $10, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

    31. DreamBox - Is Mathematics difficult for ELLs?

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: DreamBox users

    Dates: 7/23/2018

    Today in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the quickest growing K-12 population, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Many ELLs are not meeting academic proficiency in mathematical standards. ELLs come to the elementary classroom with various levels of the English language, various levels of math proficiency, and a higher need for individualized support. Join us for this hands-on session to explore and experience how DreamBox can be used with your ELLs population.



    *During this session, you will learn:

    *Why math is more difficult for ELLs.

    *How DreamBox targets mathematical proficiency for ELLs.

    *Best practices in ELLs elementary math instruction.



    Target Audience: DreamBox users/subscribers.

    32. THINKING MAPS® BASIC TRAINING COURSE

    Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

    Audience: Teachers and leaders from existing project schools in need of a refresher or initial Basic Training in Thinking Maps®. (This will be monitored when registrations are received.)

    Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/25/2018

    This 2-day course covers the 8 Thinking Maps and the use of color and the three metacognitive frames to enhance Map content. The course is intended for educators previously trained in Thinking Maps® who are in need of a refresher and for new staff members who need the full baseline training. This training is not designed to be used for turnkey purposes. Participants who intend to support their peers’ learning journey should attend the full 6-day Training of Trainers course.

    PREREQUISITE(S): Participants in this course must be part of a school or district with an existing Thinking Maps® implementation. (This will be monitored when registrations are received.)

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

    Fee:
    $656 per participant plus materials @ $140 for CoSer 555 members
    $790 per participant plus materials @ $140 for all others

    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.

    33. Digital Literacies and Fluencies for Early Learners

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/24/2018

    Our youngest students already live, learn, work, and play in a technology-infused world. With so many tools available to us, it has become possible to look beyond solely “this app” or “that device”; and instead, critically consider how we can empower even our youngest students to grow and thrive as digital age learners. Using an active learning model, you will embark on a series of group activities as well as individual learning missions to explore strategies, ideas, and resources for nurturing the four common digital literacy skills and the seven ISTE Standards for Students. You will be provided time to explore, try out, play, and plan for future use in your own classroom. Join us for this creative and fast-paced exploration designed specifically with the primary teacher in mind. You will meet other like-minded colleagues, share and play together, and leave with a variety of options to consider for the next school year.

    Our two guiding frameworks for exploration will be:

    1.The 4 Digital Literacy Skills- the abilities to find, evaluate, create and communicate using technology.

    2.The 7 ISTE Standards for Students- empowering students to be creative communicators, computational thinkers, innovative designers, knowledge constructors, digital citizens, global collaborators, and empowered learners.

    34. Google Productivity Tools for Administrators

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 7/24/2018

    The tools available in the Google Apps for Education suite are available to all users, however, it is the tasks that we must accomplish that define how we use these tools. In this 3-hour workshop, Administrators will explore tools for scheduling, collaboration, collecting data, evaluation, and branding.
    In this workshop you will:
    -Create shared folders.
    -Create forms for collecting data to drive instruction
    -Create documents for sharing and collaboration
    -Explore the features of Google Classroom for Professional Development
    -Explore the features of Google Sites for School/Community communications
    There are no prerequisites for this workshop

    35. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/24/2018

    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.

    36. NYSCATE Google Certified Trainer (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/24/2018 to 7/25/2018

    Closed
    REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

    37. Office 365 Productivity Tools for Administrators

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 7/24/2018

    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.
    In this workshop you will learn:
    -How to migrate content to your OneDrive
    -How to create new content in your OneDrive
    -How to organize content into folders and digital OneNote notebooks
    -How to publish content to staff and community with OneDrive and OneNote Staff Notebook.
    There are no prerequisites for this workshop but a working knowledge of Microsoft Office would be helpful.

    38. Teaching Algebra I in a Mixed Ability Classroom - MATH

    Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

    Audience: Algebra I Teachers

    Dates: 7/25/2018

    Students arrive at this entry level course with varying levels of ability, skills and maturity. Every day, Algebra I teachers find themselves trying to remediate some students and challenge others. In this workshop, we will work on strategies to embed remediation while maintaining the pace and scope required to help all students be successful in Algebra I.

    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
    $236 per participant for all others

    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.

    39. Accessibility Tools in Office 365

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/25/2018

    In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with the ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers within information technology, open new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourage the development of technologies to achieve these goals

    In this 3 hour session, participants will learn to:

    • Inspect Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for accessibility.


    • Make your Office documents accessible


    • Create accessible PDFs.


    • Make OneNote notebooks accessible


    • Check websites for accessibility
    Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

    40. Accessibility Tools in Office 365

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/25/2018

    In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with the ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers within information technology, open new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourage the development of technologies to achieve these goals

    In this 3 hour session, participants will learn to:


    • Inspect Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for accessibility.



    • Make your Office documents accessible



    • Create accessible PDFs.



    • Make OneNote notebooks accessible



    • Check websites for accessibility
    Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

    41. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 1 - at SW BOCES

    Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Registrars (centralized and building), Data Entry Personnel, Translators/Interpreters or Family Advocates involved in registration, and Special Education/Pupil Personnel administrators for LPT component.

    Dates: 7/26/2018

    ELL Identification: Registration and HLQ (Part 1)

    (District teams should have full representation for this part; Registrar staff may leave after this part.)

    This workshop will include an overview of New York State English Language Learner (ELL) regulations related to the identification process. The focus will be on the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ) document and the processes that districts need to have in place to properly administer and interpret the HLQ. We will also discuss the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) assembly and the secure storage of all identification materials.

    Participants will review:
    * ELL identification regulations
    * The completion and processing of the HLQ
    * The role of the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) when potential ELLs are enrolling who already have an IEP or 504 plan
    * Screening for potential Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)

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

    Cost: Free

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

    42. Coaching for Coaches PLC: Learning First, Technology Second...

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/26/2018 to 7/27/2018

    Calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You have spent your year focused on supporting the needs of others. This is your opportunity to become part of a community that has been designed specifically to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.

    Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community. We will focus on a central theme informed by our anchor text (“Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator’s Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons”): what is true student engagement, and how can we know we are impacting student outcomes with technology? In addition to providing numerous case studies, the text introduces the “Triple E Framework”. The “Triple E Framework” will help us to measure how well technology tools are integrated into lessons to enhance and extend learning.

    In the true spirit of a PLC, you, the participants, will design the year-long agenda based on topics elicited from our text. This program will be facilitated by a LHRIC Model Schools team with over two decades of experience in instructional technology, professional development, instructional design, and adult learning theory.

    Spaces are limited to 20 participants for 2018-19.



    Who should attend?

    District professionals whose primary or secondary role is to provide professional development for teachers on the integration of technology.



    What’s the time commitment?






    • Full Day Kickoff: July 26 and 27, 2018






    • Monthly Virtual Sessions: September, 2018 - May, 2019






    • Closing face to face session: June 2019- Celebrate growth and plan for the future!



    43. Google Drive: Add-ons and Chrome Extensions

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/26/2018

    Are you comfortable with the use of Google Drive and the Chrome browser? Are Google Drive’s features feeling very basic? Are you ready to enhance the functionality of your Google Drive and Chrome experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this workshop is for you!

    Google Drive Add-ons are extra features within Google Drive that are used to enhance the functionality of the app (Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides) to which it is added. Examples of these functionalities include (but are not limited to): the use of templates, citations, clipart, voice comments, automated grading via Forms, concept mapping, and much more.

    Like Add-ons, Chrome Extensions provide additional functionality to the Chrome browser. Chrome Extensions connect additional web utilities that can customize and enhance your overall experience in the browser. Examples include (but are not limited to): shortcuts, ability to save directly to Google Drive, ad-blocking, screenshots, screencasting, accessibility, site annotations, enhanced readability, and much more.

    Prerequisite: A Google account and previous experience utilizing Google Drive is required.

    44. Google Productivity Tools for Administrators

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 7/26/2018

    New
    Google Productivity tools 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.
    In this workshop you will learn:
    -How to migrate content to your Drive
    -How to create new content in your Drive
    -How to organize content into folders
    -How to publish content to staff and community with Docs and Google Sites.
    There are no prerequisites for this workshop but a working knowledge of Microsoft Office would be helpful.

    45. HyperDocs and Choice Boards: Empower Student Voice and Choice

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/26/2018

    This session has been designed to empower teachers with new and creative strategies for assessing prior knowledge, engaging the classroom, and encouraging students’ “voice and choice” through a fresh approach to G Suite’s tools.

    In this session you will:


    • Learn the process of creating HyperDocs and Choice Boards.


    • Explore HyperDocs and Choice Boards that are being used by other teachers, and then adapt these samples for your students.


    • Learn strategies for ensuring that HyperDocs are accessible for all students.



    46. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] ELL Identification Process and Screening Interview - PART 2 - at SW BOCES

    Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: ENL Coordinators, ENL teachers, Building Administrators, Special Education/Pupil Personnel or Administrators for LPT component, Guidance Counselors (and anyone else with a role in the ELL identification and placement process).

    Dates: 7/26/2018

    ELL Identification: Screening Interview (Part 2)

    Registrars need only attend Part 1, 9-11 am, and do not need to attend Part 2, 11 am-3 pm;
    Those registered for Part 2 MUST ALSO register for Part 1.


    This workshop is to support districts with designing a clear and cohesive process for the identification of English Language Learners, from registration, through the interview screening processes, and the administration of the NYSITELL.

    Participants will review:
    * The screening interview processes
    * SIFE and Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS) administration
    * An overview of the role of the LPT for potential ELLs who are already identified as a student with a disability
    * District teams will design their own screening kits for the various grade bands with materials appropriate to each level

    REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 11:00-11:30 am

    Cost: Free

    Lunch: On Your Own

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

    47. Microsoft Teams for the Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/27/2018

    Microsoft Teams is a chat-based collaboration tool within the Office 365 suite. Teams enables and empowers students to work together and collaborate within a common workspace. Teams offers features such as discussion boards, document collaboration, and OneNote Class Notebooks allowing our students to create, organize, and collaborate with their classmates. Teams further saves the teacher time by electronically handing out and collecting assignments.

    In this session you will:


    • Explore Microsoft Teams environment


    • Create classes.


    • Add students and co-teachers..


    • Create discussion boards.


    • Distribute and collect assignments.


    • Create a OneNote Class Notebook



    Prerequisite: A working knowledge of Office 365 (OneDrive, OneNote) is essential.



    48. Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for those who will Evaluate Principals

    Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

    Audience: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators that are responsible for evaluating principals

    Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/1/2018

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be evaluating principals through school visits and the gathering of evidence. This two day workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation including a focus on evidence based observation and the power of feedback. The feedback cycle includes alignment of evidence to approved rubrics and conversations that support leadership growth.

    This workshop covers the nine training elements required for certification as a Principal Evaluator. Practical application, including discussion on how to align evaluation to district initiatives is focused on moving evaluation from a compliance exercise to a commitment in growing leadership.

    One optional additional in district coaching day is included for those participating in this learning opportunity.

    Fee:
    $473 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $580 per participant for all others

    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.

    49. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding) - @ Carmel Central School District

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/31/2018



    Much like a recipe, coding is just a series of instructions. The end result will rely on the ingredients that you choose. Join us in creating music, art, games, tutorials, stories, and animations using the free online coding tool "Scratch".



    This is your chance to:

    * Learn how to teach the coding process without a computer.

    * Explore tutorials and resources related to Scratch.

    * Create a program that reflects your passion.



    Prerequisite: This session is geared for those that may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help to enhance thinking across all disciplines.



    50. NYSCATE Microsoft Certified Trainer (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/1/2018

    Closed
    REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

    51. Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016 and office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 7/31/2018

    In Office 2016 you can now: Work together on documents and harness simplified sharing across multiple devices across all your devices. See others' edits with coauthoring in Word, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Improved version history lets you refer back to snapshots of a document during the editing process. Share right from your document with a click of a button across all your devices. Review, edit, analyze, and present your Office 2016 documents across any of your devices—from your desktop to phones or tablets.
    In this workshop you will:


    --Work with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote
    --Explore the newly designed menu ribbons
    --Create documents using hundreds of ready-made templates
    --Share documents for instantaneous feedback and co-authoring

    There are no prerequisites for this workshop but a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2020, or 2013 would be helpful.

    52. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Course

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/2/2018

    During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.



    Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase:









    • Professional learning and leadership









    • Efficiency in the classroom.









    • Student learning and creativity.



    Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to complete your Level 1 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $10, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

    53. Google Forms

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/1/2018

    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.

    54. Microsoft OneNote and OneNote Class Notebook

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/2/2018

    In this two-day session, you will find that OneNote is the perfect app for capturing just about anything and everything! OneNote allows you to type notes or record audio from your laptop, sketch or write ideas from your tablet, and even add pictures from your phone using Office Lens. The possibilities for instructional content creation are limitless! You can then take your content to the next level by publishing to a OneNote Class Notebook. Your students will be able to view your content, collaborate in real-time, and have their own private notebook section within your Class Notebook.

    In this session you will:



    • Explore OneNote in the Cloud and the desktop application.



    • Create, organize, and publish your classroom content seamlessly in the cloud.



    • Design, develop, and collaborate with co-teachers.



    • Add personal instructional style through the use of audio and video recordings.



    •Create a OneNote Class Notebook to share content, collaborate with others, and review individual student classwork.



    • Assess student work in real-time, as a formative snapshot to encourage the self-motivated learning process.



    Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a basic understanding of Office 365 (OneDrive) is helpful.



    55. Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures - COMP

    Program: 2018-2019 Compliance - COMP

    Dates: 8/1/2018

    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.

    Fee: $55 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

    56. Awareness, Analysis and Action: An Introduction to Digital Accessibility

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/2/2018

    Recent updates to Federal guidelines for "accessible" web content have focused greater attention on ensuring access to information and learning for all regardless of auditory, cognitive, physical, speech or visual disabilities. What impact does this have on schools and teachers, and where does one begin? What do school and district web administrators need to be mindful of? How might this impact the work of teachers who are creating more and more digital learning content?

    During this half-day session, we will decode the technical guidelines and examine several "getting started" strategies to help ensure that our digital information and learning materials are perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust for our school community at large, students, parents, and staff. Topics relevant for both school/district website administrators and teachers will include: defining alternative text for images and graphics, creating accessible PDFs (as well as alternative strategies), captions and transcripts for videos, and best practices for the use of contrast and color in digital materials.

    57. Instant Feedback: Response Systems for All

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/2/2018

    It started with clickers, and then moved to web-based tools - audience response systems have become a genre all of their own! Response systems are highly prevalent and effective in higher education. During this session, you will explore the profound implications of these tools in formative assessment for the K-12 classroom.

    With the prevalence of mobile devices in our classrooms, it is helpful to have a toolkit of options for capturing both student and group feedback. During this session, you will gain exposure to a host of different tools, that are designed to help you to tap into your students’ thinking at any time during your class.

    58. iLit: Online Seminar Series

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/2/2018

    Please join us for this exciting iLit Suite seminar series to learn all about iLit’s resources. iLit (inspire Literacy) has been proven to motivate and engage students, and has also helped students and districts gain as much as two years of reading growth in a single year!

    59. Global Citizenship: Experience the World from Your Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/3/2018

    What if you could easily bring subject-matter experts from around the world into your classroom? How can you help to prepare students for the connected workplace of the future? During this session, we will explore how technology can be used as a resource for personal discovery, as a tool to cultivate exposure to rich cultural diversity, and how it can assist us in promoting leadership building activities in the classroom.

    During this session, you will:



    • Explore a variety of tools that can provide students with a simple solution for establishing global connections with subject-matter experts and peers, regardless of physical location.



    • Gain exposure to a host of virtual reality locations and communities.



    • Establish a toolkit of applications and resources that will help inform tomorrow’s global leaders.

    60. Bridging the Gap: Moving from Scratch to Python

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/6/2018



    If you are currently using Scratch with your students, and find that they may be ready to take their coding journey to the next level, you may want to consider Python! This diverse coding language is great for supporting students in their transition from block-based coding to text-based coding.

    During this session, you will explore:

    * Similarities between Scratch coding blocks and Python scripts.

    * Tools for supporting the transition from block-based coding to to text-based coding.

    * A variety of methods used by educators to teach Python to their students.



    Learning about Python will provide students with the incredible opportunity to grow their coding literacy. With just a few Python basics and identification of the right tools, you will have your own classroom toolkit, that will make the introduction of this new language both fun and simple for your students!



    Prerequisite: Experience using Scratch and an understanding of basic coding concepts.

    61. NYSCATE Google Certified Administrator (CLICK LINK IN DESCRIPTION TO REGISTER)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/7/2018

    Closed
    REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE NYSCATE WEBSITE ONLY.

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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

    62. Contextualizing your District's Data

    Program: CPDCS - 17-18 Leadership LEAD

    Audience: Superintendents and Assistants Superintendents

    Dates: 8/7/2018

    Districts will use their own data to explore the power of Big Databases such as the Cornell University Tool to answer questions and explore professional wonderings. Participants will gain experience examining trends within their district, their region and across the state. The use of the aggregate data in an interactive format assists you in telling your districts's story, developing your district's goals and informing the decision making process. Such explorations of data may effectively direct further examination of data at the student and skill levels.

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

    Fee:
    $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.

    63. Google Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/7/2018

    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.

    64. Google Classroom to Transform Elementary Learning

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/7/2018

    Google Classroom is an integral part of G Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. During this elementary-focused session, you will learn how to setup and manage your Classroom, push assignments out to students, and provide real-time feedback and grades right in Google Classroom (in a meaningful fashion for our younger learners!). You will also learn about apps, extensions, and websites that can enhance your experience.

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

    65. Google Productivity Tools for Support Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/7/2018

    In a one-day course, designed for Support Staff, will focus on the web-based Google Apps for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate with others using shared files stored in the cloud.
    In this workshop you will:
    -Create a Table of Contents in Google Docs with a few easy steps!
    -Calculate the school activity funds in Google Sheets.
    -Animate text and objects in Google Slides to create an exciting presentation!
    -Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to Google Docs, or save a Google Doc to Microsoft Word.
    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    66. The School Administrator G Suite Academy @ Mahopac Day 1

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/7/2018



    These sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Please register for each day that you are planning to attend.



    Day 1 G Suite has proven to be a highly effective solution for sharing, collaboration, and working in the cloud. This introductory session will assist building and district level administrators to automate their processes and streamline workflows within the G Suite environment. You will explore what it means to "work in the cloud", and how to encourage collaboration amongst and between all stakeholders in the school community. There will be strong emphasis on administrative uses of Gmail, Calendar, Keep, and Google Drive.

    67. Expanding "Hour of Code" (Scratch Bootcamp)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/8/2018 to 8/9/2018



    Does your district participate in “Hour of Code”? Does it leave your students wanting more? Join us for an intensive, two-day dive into Scratch. Scratch is a programming tool that helps young students learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.

    This is your chance to:

    *Create games, keep scores, use webcams and microphones, and capture user input

    *Explore techniques to integrate essential project-based learning elements within Scratch projects.

    *Build coding skills and incorporate Agile approaches to manage Scratch projects throughout the year, semester, or an after-school course.



    Prerequisite: This session is geared for those with prior experience using Scratch.

    68. Microsoft Excel: Intermediate Tips and Strategies

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/8/2018

    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.
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Excel)

    69. SMART Notebook: Putting the I Back in Interactive Whiteboard (Final Curtain Call)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/8/2018

    Make the most of your SMART Board. This course is intended for teachers that already utilize a SMART Board and need a refresher on how to create lessons that are interactive, engaging, and student-centered.

    During this session, you will learn how to customize templates that already exist in Notebook gallery, as well as how to create your own.

    70. SuccessMaker: What's New?

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: All SuccessMaker Users

    Dates: 8/8/2018

    SuccessMaker is an adaptive K-8 program that delivers both reading and math curriculum. With a strong focus on the most critical math and reading concepts, SuccessMaker provides individualized learning for each student. SuccessMaker turns struggle into success.



    2018-2019 SuccessMaker 11 updates to be reviewed:

    *Back-to-School guide.

    *Teacher Dashboard guide.

    *Courseware guide.



    Target Audience: SuccessMaker users/subscribers

    71. The School Administrator G Suite Academy @ Mahopac Day 2

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/8/2018



    These sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Please register for each day that you are planning to attend.



    Day 2 G Suite is revolutionizing not only how we teach, but also how administrators can run their district and buildings. This is a continuation of the Day 1 session. Administrators will have the opportunity to further build upon what it means to design efficient and automated workflows and processes. You will explore how best to encourage collaboration and efficiency with all stakeholders in the school community. There will be strong emphasis on Add-ons, Apps, Classroom, Forms, Sheets, and Slides.

    72. Transforming Lessons Using the SAMR Framework

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/8/2018

    If you would like to take your teaching to the next level, then look no further! Together, we will work to enhance your existing lessons and units of study through the use of technology and the SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification & Redefinition), developed by Dr. Ruben R. Puentedura, Ph.D

    During this Make and Take styled session, you will use one of your past lessons or units as the foundation for the day’s work. We will explore techniques that will help to produce a deeper level of student learning. You will be able to choose from a rich showcase of technology applications (both free and paid) to help achieve this outcome.

    With the support and coaching of LHRIC Facilitators, this session will allow collaborative learning in a friendly and supportive environment.

    **Remember to bring a lesson or unit you have taught before**

    73. The College Board's Opportunity Leaders

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

    Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals and Assistant Superintendents

    Dates: 8/8/2018

    In partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Southern Westchester BOCES, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders, a half-day professional development training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement® (AP®) program, and the SAT® Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

    During the training, administrators will:

    • Examine the relationship between AP and success in college/career


    • Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools’ academic offerings, including AP


    • Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes


    • Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings


    • Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefitting from the SAT Suite and AP courses


    • Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019


    Fee: Free

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

    74. Unpacking the NYS Science Standards (for Administrators) AM – How must Science instruction change in the face of the new science standards? - SCI

    Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

    Audience: Building Leaders; Science Instructional Leaders/Directors/Coaches and Lead Teachers, K-12

    Dates: 8/9/2018

    The NYS Science Standards are grounded in Phenomenon and based on 3 Dimensions: Crosscutting Concepts; Science and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core ideas. This workshop will acquaint school administrators with the standards, implementation timetables and changes in what administrators should look for in teaching practices. We will answer the question: How must Science instruction change in the face of the new science standards?

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

    Fee:
    $128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $156 per participant for all others

    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.

    75. Google Drive: The Basics

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/9/2018

    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.

    76. Increase Productivity with Office 365 for Support Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/9/2018

    In a one-day course, designed for Support Staff, will focus on the web-based Office 365 tools for word processing(Word), spreadsheets(Excel), and presentations(PowerPoint), digital notebook(OneNote). Collaborate with others using shared files stored in OneDrive.
    In this workshop you will:
    -Create a Table of Contents in Office 365: Word with a few easy steps.
    -Calculate the school activity funds in Office 365: Excel.
    -Animate text and objects in Office 365: PowerPoint to create an exciting presentation.
    -Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to your OneDrive for collaboration.
    There are no prerequisites for this course.

    77. The School Administrator G Suite Academy @ Mahopac Day 3

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/9/2018



    These sessions can be taken individually or as a series. Please register for each day that you are planning to attend.



    Day 3 G Suite is revolutionizing not only how we teach, but also how administrators can run their district and buildings. This is a continuation of the Day 2 session. Day 3 has been specifically designed for those with medium to advanced G Suite skills, that are looking to move beyond the basic “click and do” training.



    *During this session, you will:

    *Create meaningful professional development experiences in G Suite for your staff.

    *Automate workflows with Add-ons and Scripts.

    *Explore some of Google's less known, but super cool apps.

    *Engage in discussions and analysis of what traits you should be looking for in pedagogically strong and technology-infused lessons.

    78. Unpacking the NYS Science Standards (for Administrators) PM – How must Science instruction change in the face of the new science standards? - SCI

    Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

    Audience: Building Leaders; Science Instructional Leaders/Directors/Coaches and Lead Teachers, K-12

    Dates: 8/9/2018

    The NYS Science Standards are grounded in Phenomenon and based on 3 Dimensions: Crosscutting Concepts; Science and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core ideas. This workshop will acquaint school administrators with the standards, implementation timetables and changes in what administrators should look for in teaching practices. We will answer the question: How must Science instruction change in the face of the new science standards?

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

    Fee:
    $128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $156 per participant for all others

    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.

    79. Unpacking the NYS P-12 Arts Standards (for Administrators) – What are the implications for Art instruction in our schools? AM SESSION

    Program: 2018-2019 - ARTS

    Audience: Building Leaders; Arts Instructional Leaders/Directors/Coaches and Lead Teachers

    Dates: 8/10/2018

    The 2017 New York State P-12 Learning Standards for the Arts are designed to develop artistically literate citizens who have had sustained engagement in one or more of the five arts disciplines: Dance, Music, Theater, Visual, and Media Arts; and is prepared with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to actively engage in the arts throughout his or her life. This workshop will acquaint school administrators with the standards, implementation timetables and changes in what administrators should look for in teaching practices. We will answer the question: What are the implications for Art instruction in our schools?

    This program may be used to meet 3.0 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

    Fee:
    $128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $156 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.

    80. CS for All: CS Differentiation for the Inclusive Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/10/2018



    Everyone should have a chance to understand the technologies that we encounter in our daily lives. Join our team to explore the various ways that we can integrate coding and computer science into the classroom for ALL. You will learn about popular tools and modifications that will ensure that students of varying abilities have access to necessary computer literacy. At the very core of coding and computer science, lies computational thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

    During this session, you will explore:

    *How gamification and badges can aid students in meeting learning goals.

    * Alternative tools for students with varying cognitive, behavioral, or motor skills.

    * Unplugged activities that reinforce coding concepts, while also providing sensory support.

    * Resources that provide students with both guided and exploratory activities.



    We kindly ask that you bring examples of strategies and modifications that you are currently using with your students (writing, daily activities, social goals), as this will be helpful in finding connections to computer science concepts as a group. These examples will be used to guide us in our work. Please note that a form will be sent prior to this session to remind and confirm that you have the necessary materials.



    Prerequisite: Current or planned inclusion of computer science in curriculum. Coding experience is helpful, but not required.

    81. Introduction to Office 365 in the Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/10/2018

    What is Office 365? Office 365 is Microsoft’s cloud-based suite of tools that offers so much more than Word, Excel, and PowerPoint! Tools such as Office Lens, Sway, and Forms can engage and inspire our students to reach deeper levels of growth and understanding of the learning target. We will discuss SAMR, TPACK, and project-based learning as modeled by Kevin Brookhouser's 20Time Project to create a technology-infused curriculum, while integrating Office 365’s suite of tools
    In this session you will:

    • Explore Office 365’s suite of tools.


    • Create, migrate, and organize your cloud content.


    • Collaborate in the cloud using Office 365.


    • Learn how to bring cloud content into the client-based application for a more robust creation and editing experience.


    • Create online and self-grading quizzes.


    • Create interactive presentations using Sway.


    • Create OneNote Notebooks to organize your classroom content.

    82. Unpacking the NYS P-12 Arts Standards (for Administrators) – What are the implications for Art instruction in our schools? PM SESSION

    Program: 2018-2019 - ARTS

    Audience: Building Leaders; Arts Instructional Leaders/Directors/Coaches and Lead Teachers

    Dates: 8/10/2018

    The 2017 New York State P-12 Learning Standards for the Arts are designed to develop artistically literate citizens who have had sustained engagement in one or more of the five arts disciplines: Dance, Music, Theater, Visual, and Media Arts; and is prepared with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to actively engage in the arts throughout his or her life. This workshop will acquaint school administrators with the standards, implementation timetables and changes in what administrators should look for in teaching practices. We will answer the question: What are the implications for Art instruction in our schools?

    This program may be used to meet 3.0 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

    Fee:
    $128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $156 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.

    83. Flipped Classroom Summit 2018

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/13/2018

    Calling all “flipped teachers” in the LHRIC Model Schools community! If you have been at this for a while and need a reset, or you are interested in new “flipped learning” developments, then this session is for you! According to Jon Bergmann, one of the undisputed co-founders of the "Flipped Classroom", "The ground underneath flipped learning is shifting." Throughout the last 18 months, the Flipped Learning Global Community has been following developments, requiring all professionals engaged in a flipped learning environment to update their understanding, recalibrate their thinking, and adopt a new stance in an effort to remain relevant.

    If you are experienced in flipped/blended instruction, this session will provide a new perspective on the fundamental changes within flipped learning. Together, we will examine what others are seeing and hearing, so that we can prepare for the future of flipped instruction.

    During this session, you will:





    • Understand common mistakes that we have learned over the years.





    • Apply “rapid design” techniques to create a flipped lesson.





    • Develop targeted strategies for securing stakeholder buy in from fellow teachers, administrators, parents, and students.

    84. Google Certified Educator Level 2 Course, @Hastings

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/14/2018



    During this session, you will explore several tools within Google’s Level 2 curriculum, all of which will be taught in the context of their meaningful use in the classroom for both students and teachers.



    This session includes:

    * Chrome browser

    *Google Sites

    *Google Classroom

    *Google Drive

    *Docs

    *Slides

    *Sheets

    *Forms

    *Calendar

    *Gmail

    *YouTube



    Please Note: At the end of this session, you will be required to take the 3-hour Level 2 Certification exam. The cost of the exam is $25, and must be completed and paid one week prior to the exam/session registration date.

    85. Achieve3000: Teacher Toolbox - Updated for 2018!

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: current Achieve3000 users

    Dates: 8/14/2018

    Are you seeking strategies to improve student performance and engagement through a differentiated approach? This session will help to enhance your curriculum and provide targeted instruction using the features of Achieve3000. We will explore Achieve3000 supports such as: scaffolding, customizing the delivery of articles, searching for topic-based materials, and assigning practice based on Common Core standards.

    New for 2018:
    We will explore the ability to create customized collections of articles that are shareable amongst your building teachers!
    Finally, we will dive into reporting, how to determine the most powerful reports for meeting your needs, review scheduled data collections, and interpret those results.

    Who Should Attend?
    Current Achieve3000 users who want to engage their students in optimal learning environments will want to attend this workshop.

    86. Mail Merge with Word and Excel

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/14/2018

    In this half-day hands-on class, students will use Word and Excel data to create personalized form letters, labels, and directories (lists.) Learn to organize your data by sorting, and print selected records by filtering.
    In this workshop you will learn:
    -How to create mailing labels from Word.
    -How to create award letters from an Excel spreadsheet.
    -How to create personalized field trip letters from a Word table.
    The prerequisite for this course is a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Word and Excel

    87. Mobilize your Learners (Formative assessment with iPads)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/14/2018

    Mobile devices are celebrated for their ease of use, accessibility, and their power of engagement. Join us to learn how to harness these strengths to get your students actively involved in the learning process.

    During this session, you will:



    • Learn how to distribute content for guided or self-paced learning.



    • Experience quick techniques to get your students involved in assessment.



    • Learn how to use apps to gather student feedback, complete quick checks, and allow your students to perform their own self-checks for understanding.



    Please Note: This session is geared specifically for those using iPads.

    88. Mail Merge with Word and Excel

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/14/2018

    In this half-day hands-on class, students will use Word and Excel data to create personalized form letters, labels, and directories (lists.) Learn to organize your data by sorting, and print selected records by filtering.
    In this workshop you will learn:
    -How to create mailing labels from Word.
    -How to create award letters from an Excel spreadsheet.
    -How to create personalized field trip letters from a Word table.
    The prerequisite for this course is a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word.
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Word and Excel

    89. Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

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

    Dates: 8/15/2018 to 8/17/2018

    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 . 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.

    90. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

    Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

    Dates: 8/15/2018

    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: $120 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    91. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Workshop

    Program: 2018-2019 - Special Education

    Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators

    Dates: 8/15/2018 to 8/17/2018

    This workshop presents the multisensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.

    The topics include:

    • Reading research

    • Basic principles of language structure

    • How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods

    • Review and reinforcement

    • Program implementation

    • Student placement, progress and monitoring

    • Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice

    This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.

    Participants should bring WRS kits to the training. Kits and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com.

    WRS Level I coursework must be completed within 12 months from the original enrollment date.

    Fee:
    $975 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $1175 per participant for all others

    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.

    92. Accessibility Tools in Office 365

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/15/2018

    In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with the ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers within information technology, open new opportunities for people with disabilities, and encourage the development of technologies to achieve these goals

    Participants in this workshop will learn to:


    • Inspect Office documents (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) for accessibility.


    • Make your Office documents accessible


    • Create accessible PDFs.


    • Make OneNote notebooks accessible


    • Check websites for accessibility



    Please Note: While there are no prerequisites, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, or 2013 is helpful.

    93. Breakout EDU

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/15/2018

    Have you heard the buzz about Breakout EDU? Breakout EDU is a revolutionary approach that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely different and meaningful way. These powerful games teach students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. The greatest part about Breakout EDU, is that this concept can be used in ALL content areas! During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game, learn how to access pre-made games, facilitate a game of your own, set up a breakout box, and more!

    94. Blackboard Web Community Manager: Drop-in Working Session

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: District and Site Webpage Administrators

    Dates: 8/16/2018

    Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using Blackboard’s Web Community Manager? Join us for this small group session, where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to help answer your questions and provide feedback.

    Please Note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.

    Target Audience: Blackboard Web Community Manager users/subscribers

    95. Google Sites for Administrators: Branding Your School

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/16/2018

    New
    The tools available in the Google Apps for Education suite are available to all users, however, it is the tasks that we must accomplish that define how we use these tools. In this 3-hour workshop, Administrators will explore Google Sites for scheduling, collaboration, collecting data, evaluation, and branding.

    96. Thinking Deeper than Code: Creating an Agile Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/16/2018



    Are you implementing coding or other STE(A)M-related content in your classroom, makerspace, school or district? Would you like your students to have the skill-set necessary for planning, building, testing, reviewing, and evaluating projects? Join us for this introduction to the Agile method, where we will unpack its usefulness in the classroom. Agile is an effective, transformative, and popular framework used by leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Google, and Apple to manage and ensure success in their product development projects. The Agile Classroom framework offers an adaption of the Agile methodology in simple and practical ways that can help teachers and students build the necessary skills to manage coding and STE(A)M-related projects in the classroom. An Agile approach can be applied to a diverse range of industries, and can assist in the management of projects as simple as household chores, or as complex as developing the next iPhone. Regardless of your content area, this session will help you to gain a deeper understanding of methods to support your students’ comprehension in project development, teamwork, and the importance of iteration.

    During this session, you will explore:

    --What it means to have an Agile classroom and workflow.
    --The adaptation of Scrum for use in the classroom.
    --Ways to complete STEAM-based projects using Agile approaches.
    --The importance of flexible learning environments when integrating Agile into your classroom.

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

    Program: 2018-2019 Compliance - COMP

    Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

    Dates: 8/16/2018

    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.

    98. Google Sites for Administrators: Branding Your School

    Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

    Audience: Administration and Support Staff

    Dates: 8/16/2018

    New
    The tools available in the Google Apps for Education suite are available to all users, however, it is the tasks that we must accomplish that define how we use these tools. In this 3-hour workshop, Administrators will explore Google Sites for scheduling, collaboration, collecting data, evaluation, and branding.

    99. Advanced Tips and Strategies for Office 365 in the Classroom

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/17/2018

    In Introduction to Office 365 in the Classroom, you had the opportunity to explore Microsoft’s cloud-based suite of tools (Office Lens, Sway and Forms). That was only the beginning! In this session, you will learn advanced tips and strategies to help infuse technology into your curriculum and differentiate learning for all learning styles. We will share in meaningful discussions surrounding SAMR, TPACK, and project-based learning as modeled by Kevin Brookhouser's 20Time Project to create a technology-infused curriculum, while integrating Office 365’s suite of tools.
    In this session you will:

    • Use PowerPoint, Sway, and Forms to "flip" your classroom

    • Have students create formative quizzes for self-assessment

    • Have students create forms for peer-rated feedback

    • Learn to personalize OneNote Notebooks to organize your classroom content.
    Prerequisite: A strong foundational knowledge of Office 365’s OneDrive and the Microsoft Office Suite

    100. Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Program: 2018-2019 - 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: 8/21/2018

    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.

    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
    $236 per participant for all others

    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.

    101. Unplugged Coding Activities for K-5 Classrooms

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/21/2018

    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.



    During this session you will:

    *Participate in activities that support both coding concepts and computational thinking.

    *Discover ways to differentiate activities to provide scaffolding for students.

    *Leave with a toolkit of resources to bring back to your classroom.