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1. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, grades 2-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 6/30/2021

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This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson® Credentialed Trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.

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

    Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com


    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.

  • This workshop will take educators beyond the walls of the school to explore and engage with the natural world through a variety of mindfulness practices and hands-on experiences. According to Richard Louv, author of The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual World, "…new research suggests that exposure to the living world can enhance intelligence for people… First, our senses and sensibilities are improved through our direct interaction with nature; second, a more natural environment seems to stimulate our ability to pay attention, think clearly, and be more creative, even in dense urban neighborhoods.” While these qualities are important for anyone's well-being, they are especially significant for educators and the students they work with.

    3. Living History: History of Wellness and Healthcare in the 19th Century

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 6/29/2021 to 6/30/2021

    The healing benefits of the Saratoga mineral baths were well known to the Native Americans who lived in the region. They believed the water had healthful and medicinal properties, and highly revered it.

    Once discovered by settlers to the area, bathing in the waters of The Spa City was purported to cure everything from skin diseases to gout and constipation. The allure of the mineral springs was inspiration for entrepreneurs to carve resorts and spas out of wilderness, inviting the company of the well-to-do, and creating an elegant destination location for those seeking health and wellness.

    The popularity of the mineral baths of Saratoga throughout the 19th century continued to grow. Patients were commonly referred to the baths by their physicians for a variety of conditions, with heart patients in particular highly recommended for "taking the cure".

    Historic figures such as U.S. Grant took advantage of the fresh air and healing climate of upstate New York and spent the last few weeks of his life at Grant Cottage in Wilton, New York.

    This course will combine site visitations to the Historic Roosevelt Baths and Spa in Saratoga and the Grant Cottage Historic Site in Wilton, NY. The course will also include living history activities at these sites.

    The course will require an overnight stay at any surrounding hotel or spa at the expense of the participant. Participants are also responsible for all travel, meal and spa expenses.

  • Discuss the history of healthcare and wellness in 19th century America
  • Identify and explore historic sites associated with healing spas and wellness centers
  • Understand why 19th century Americans sought these places
  • Discuss the reasons why US Grant moved to Wilton, NY when he was ill
  • Understand effects of wellness and healthcare on 19th century American life

    Registration Fee - $150.00

  • 4. The Entry/Re-Entry Plan: How to Begin a Leadership Position Successfully

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 6/29/2021 to 7/15/2021

    A strong Entry Plan is essential for any leader, whether you are new to a role, new to a district, or hitting the reset button in your current role. Focused and intentional entry planning involves a collaborative methodology for leading change and seeks input and feedback from your community. The process builds trust and enhances relationships while fostering a culture of transparency, which can be even more challenging for new leaders in our current environment. During this 3-session virtual series, participants will unpack the concepts within the Entry Plan Approach and craft their own Entry Plan for their current role or a future role they anticipate. Participants will engage in synchronous and asynchronous tasks to develop an understanding of why leaders plan for their entry, how to effectively execute the plan even in a virtual environment, and why some leaders develop a Re-entry Plan after they have spent a few years in their role. By the end of this series, participants will have a drafted plan to ensure a productive and informative school year.

    5. Preparing Students for Success on the New US History and Government Regents

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 6/30/2021 to 7/2/2021

    The first administration of the new United States History and Government Regents will occur in the 2021-2022 school year. Given the instructional disruption experienced in the past two school years, preparing these students for this more rigorous assessment will be challenging. This six-hour series has been designed with these challenges in mind. Strategies for engaging students in applying historical reasoning skills (Social Studies Practices A-C) to content understandings will be explored and emphasized during the three sessions. The focus of each two-hour session is as follows: Session I-Instructional Shifts Stimulus-based Multiple-Choice Tasks Short Essay (Set 1) Task Session II-Short Essay (Set 2) Tasks Introduction to the Civic Issues Essay Task Session III-In-depth Analysis: Preparing students for the Civic Issues Essay Task

    6. Specially Designed Instruction within Lesson Plans Hangout - July 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/2/2021

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will learn what SDI is and how it can be applied within instruction throughout a lesson plan.

    *Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Friday, July 2, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

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    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Thursday, July 1, 2021

    7. Sound to Print Foundations

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-2 Educators, Specialists, and Parents

    Dates: 7/6/2021

    This one-day workshop is designed for K-2 educators, specialists, and parents. Participants will be able to define and explore the fundamental aspects of sound play that young learners need to establish in order to subsequently map sounds to print for initial decoding and reading. Proficiency with phonological and phonemic awareness is a critical predictor of future reading success.

    This workshop will focus on increasing a child's ability to understand the distinctness of the individual sounds in coarticulated spoken language, rhyme, identify initial, medial and final sounds, and substitute and manipulate sounds. Participants will be provided with a useful scope and sequence and will be provided with resources and manipulatives that can transfer to the classroom and guided practice.

    This will be a joyful and purposeful plunge into playing with sound!

    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College.

    8. Classroom Management

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/6/2021 to 7/7/2021

    This comprehensive, online training is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on effective classroom management strategies within a positive behavior support model, including: 1) arranging the physical environment, 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules, 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines, 4) active supervision, 5) behavior specific praise, 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior, 7) class-wide group contingencies, and 8) multiple opportunities to respond.

    This workshop is designed for preschool through grade 12 educators and administrators in both general education and special education settings. This is a completely asynchronous, self-guided training, meaning that you can complete this course at your own pace, as long as you finish everything prior to the course end date. It will take approximately 12 hours to complete this comprehensive training in its entirety, but you do not need to complete the entire training in one sitting and you will have 12 weeks to complete all the coursework.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:59pm
    Course Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    Course Ends: Friday, September 24, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    9. Specially Designed Instruction in IEP's Hangout- July 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/6/2021

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will learn what SDI is and how it can be applied within IEPs.

    *Registration Deadline: Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Monday, July 5, 2021

    10. Behavior Management Tools: Group Reinforcement Systems

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/6/2021

    This online training will teach participants about whole-class reinforcement systems that can be used to reduce challenging behaviors and increase desired behaviors in the classroom. These systems have been shown to be effective at addressing social and academic skills across students of all ages and abilities. Participants who complete this training will be able to identify the benefits of using group reinforcement systems and the steps to successfully implementing these systems, as well as design a system for their own setting. Interactive activities are provided throughout the training.

    This is a self-directed training, meaning that you can complete it at your own pace, as long as you finish everything prior to course end date (8/8/21). It should take approximately two (2) hours to complete this training in its entirety.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    Course Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    Course Ends: Friday, August 6, 2021

    11. Behavior Management Tools: Opportunities to Respond

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/6/2021

    Providing high rates of opportunities to respond (OTRs) is an effective behavior management tactic that helps to keep students actively engaged in classroom instruction and prevent problem behaviors. There is clear evidence that this strategy is effective at improving both academic and behavioral outcomes for students of all ages and abilities, in all settings!

    This online workshop will explain the benefits of frequent OTRs, describe and give examples of numerous different kinds of OTRs, and includes interactive activities for participants to apply the information they have learned.

    This workshop is designed for preschool through grade 12 educators in both general education and special education settings. This is a self-directed training, meaning that you can complete this course at your own pace, as long as you finish everything prior to the course end date. It should take approximately two (2) hours to complete this training in its entirety, but you do not need to complete the entire training in one sitting.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    Course Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    Course Ends: Thursday, August 12, 2021

    12. Behavior Specific Praise in Preschool

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/6/2021

    Behavior-specific praise is one of the most well-documented and effective strategies educators can use to increase desired behaviors and build positive relationships with students and families. This online workshop will outline the benefits of using behavior-specific praise in preschool settings, explicitly describe how to use it, provide early childhood examples, and give participants an opportunity to apply the information through activities.

    This workshop is designed for preschool educators in both general education and special education settings. This is a self-directed training, meaning that you can complete this course at your own pace, as long as you finish everything prior to the course end date (7/30). It should take approximately 1.5 hours to complete this training in its entirety, but you do not need to complete the entire training in one sitting.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    Course Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    Course Ends: Friday, July 30, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will learn what SDI is and how it can be applied within small group instruction.

    *Registration Deadline: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Tuesday, July 6, 2021

    14. Yale RULER Institute for District Leaders: From Theory to Practice to Systemic Implementation

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District Leaders

    Dates: 7/7/2021 to 7/15/2021

    District-Wide Leadership This institute is a unique opportunity for superintendents, SEL directors, and other district-level administrators to enhance their own emotional intelligence and to learn how to create systemwide structures to infuse SEL. The online experience will include a series of four virtual meetings with leaders from districts across the nation and the leadership team of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

    Sessions will cover:

  • Leveraging the skills and tools of emotional intelligence
  • Making sound high-stakes decisions using emotional intelligence
  • Sustaining communities in the face of the COVID-19 demands
  • Practicing self-care and nurturing resilience personally and district-wide, including central office
  • Becoming stewards for change in school communities by adopting RULER and SEL initiatives

    What will you receive?

  • The opportunity to revitalize your professional commitment in a supportive environment
  • An introduction to RULER principles, including the skills and tools of emotional intelligence
  • Participation in a national community of advocates who are positioned as leaders in bringing SEL to their districts
  • Access to high-quality research on SEL, emotional intelligence, and school leadership
  • Preparation for systemic implementation of RULER in your district, to be continued with schools within the district attending school-level RULER training

    Price for the program is for a team of 3 people.

  • In this workshop, participants will learn to identify and differentiate between skill-based, fluency-based, and performance-based interventions. You will learn when each of these approaches is appropriate, given the nature of the observed problem and learn how to determine the intensity of intervention to the learner as a response to instruction in Mathematics.

    This course incorporates both asynchronous and synchronous instruction. Asynchronous instruction will be via the Google Classroom platform and there will be one synchronous session via Zoom. Total time to complete the course should be no more than five (5) hours.

    Course Registration Ends: Monday, July 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    Course Begins: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
    Mandatory Zoom Session: Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10am-12pm
    Course Ends: Friday, July 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    16. Structured Literacy to Support Struggling Readers in the Early Grades

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-2 Educators

    Dates: 7/8/2021 to 7/9/2021

    This two-day intensive workshop is designed to provide:
  • A deep understanding of early indicators of reading difficulty,
  • Insight into the learner struggling with reading acquisition,
  • Exposure to the underpinnings of literacy instruction,
  • An overview of phonics,
  • And practice with multi-sensory diagnostic and prescriptive modes of instruction to support struggling readers.


    This workshop, designed for K-2 classroom educators, para-educators, and learning and literacy specialists, affords participants the opportunity to additionally deepen their understanding of the five components of reading, as identified by the National Reading Panel in 2000. Participants will gain a toolbox of make and take games and activities to take back to their classrooms, including digital resources.

    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College.

  • 17. Fundamentals of Equity

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/8/2021

    The aim of this session is to build foundational understanding of equity and cultural responsiveness. Overall, the goal is to ensure that participants establish a common vocabulary while beginning to explore their personal, professional and institutional capacity within these two areas.

    This interactive, hybrid course requires participants to complete a self-paced, asynchronous course online AND participate in an interactive, synchronous Zoom session. The asynchronous portion should take approximately two (2) hours to complete and the Zoom session is 1.5 hours.

    Registration Deadline: Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    Course Begins: Tuesday, June 29, 2021
    Asynchronous Session Ends: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 11:59 pm
    Mandatory Zoom session: Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 11am-12:30pm

    18. Bringing the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (Grades 3-8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 3-8 general education and special education teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/13/2021

    Wondering what the science of reading is all about? Wondering how to bring it into your balanced literacy classroom through joyful, purposeful practices like read-aloud, shared reading, and interactive writing? In this workshop, participants will learn from literacy experts from the Rose Institute at Manhattanville College how to apply key findings from the science of reading with a focus on diverse forms of knowledge, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. We can support students with rich knowledge about words and the world so that students affirm their brilliance, outgrow themselves, and read and write to change the world.


    Day 1: Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom

  • Why background knowledge matters for reading success
  • Making Decisions about Strategy Instruction to Support Student Independence
  • Vocabulary and Fluency: Building Blocks of Comprehension
  • Read Alouds that Support Diverse Forms of Knowledge
  • Put it Altogether Across the Day

    Day 2: Planning for Reader Success and Joy
  • Lesson Planning that Bridges Rich Content with Strategy Instruction
  • Small group instruction
  • One-on-one conferring


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College.

  • 19. #SummerTech2021: Kami Basics

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/13/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Join us as we learn the basics of Kami and consider how it can be used by students. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    20. Re-Imagining School

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/13/2021

    This session will provide the space for participants to examine the opportunities that have presented themselves as a result of COVID 19 schooling constraints. Participants will examine their own school site current reality, share the lessons learned over the last year, and cast an ideal state moving forward. Discussions will include identifying gaps between the current and ideal state and examining innovative solutions for the future.

    Participant Outcomes/Deliverables:

  • Examine current research and innovative examples of what is necessary and possible.
  • Rethink the physical design of student learning spaces inside and outside of the classroom
  • Discuss potential scheduling frames including interdisciplinary daily scheduling, place-based learning with seamless continuity between school and home activities
  • Discuss strategic use of community partnerships and field experiences
  • Determine roles, responsibilities and next steps for design 6. Use Margaret Wheatly's Six Circle Model to consider technical and adaptive change management.
  • 21. #SummerTech2021: Getting the Most of Rubicon Atlas Reports for Leaders

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/13/2021

    This workshop will help sharpen building and district leaders skills with Rubicon Atlas. Participants will learn how to analyze standards that have been targeted and assessed in units, create a scope and sequence report, and search curriculum for key topics and resources. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    22. Specially Designed Instruction Q & A Hangout- July 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/14/2021

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about SDI and how it can be implemented.

    *Registration Deadline: Monday, July 12, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    23. The Human Side of Teaching and Learning: SEL, Safe Spaces, and Making it Okay to Not be Okay

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders

    Dates: 7/14/2021

    The kind of education that we need in schools requires courage and compassion. It requires us to step back from the constant bustle in order to center humanistic responses. But can this be accomplished given our current state of high-stakes education? Not only is it possible-it is essential. Find out how to use SEL and safety as cornerstones to improved academic outcomes.

    24. #SummerTech2021: Google Arts and Culture as an Instructional Tool

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/15/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Join us as we explore a variety of ways Google Arts and Culture can be used to support instruction during whole class, small group, and individual work times. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    25. Behavior Pathway Series

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/16/2021

    New
    The competing behavior pathway is a problem-solving tool that guides stakeholders in determining the function of a student's problem behavior and identifying interventions to address the behavior and facilitate successful participation in the classroom. After completing this training, participants will be able to accurately fill out the competing behavior pathway and select function-based interventions to reduce challenging behaviors and support students' social-emotional development.

    This online training series is broken up into three units. It is entirely self-directed, meaning that you can complete this course at your own pace, as long as you finish everything prior to the course end date. It should take approximately eight (8) hours to complete this training in its entirety, but you do not need to complete the entire training in one sitting. This training includes interactive activities to facilitate application of the information covered.

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, July 15, 2021
    Course Begins: Friday, July 16, 2021
    Course Closes: Monday, September 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    26. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General and special education teachers, grades 2-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

    Dates: 7/20/2021 to 7/22/2021

    Closed
    This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson® Credentialed Trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.

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

    Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com


    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.

  • 27. #SummerTech2021: Getting the Most out of iXL

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/20/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Together we will explore ways to leverage iXL and consider how to use this technology to support concepts being taught. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    28. New CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/20/2021 to 7/28/2021

    New
    This training is designed for New CPSE, CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the Committee on Special Education and Preschool Special Education process.

    This workshop will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning spread out across two weeks. There will be pre-work assigned that must be completed prior to each live session. Participants will engage in an asynchronous virtual training (approximately 2.5 hours) followed by a live synchronous session via Zoom (2.5 hours) each day. The total completion time for the workshop will be 20 hours over the course of two weeks.

    Please note that registration for this workshop will close at 4:00 pm on Friday, July 9, 2021. Please be sure to register by the deadline as this will give us a finalized registration list for the meeting so that we are able to admit people into the session. Upon registration, participants will be provided with information on how to access materials.

    29. The 8th Annual Regional Leadership Institute (RLI): Leading for the Future

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 7/21/2021

    The 8th Annual Regional Leadership Institute (RLI): Leading for the Future Join regional colleagues to unpack ideas from regional, national, and international leaders for a unique virtual institute designed to reimagine our leadership for a new educational landscape ahead. Mini-keynotes from cutting edge leaders will ignite our thinking for deeper conversations and action plans for the future.
  • Identifying our next generation of learner and what we can do now to prepare for their needs

  • Designing schools that empower students to personalize their learning?

  • The role of intercultural leadership in the future of education

  • Moral leadership and the implications for schools
    Mini-keynotes will be followed by an opportunity to join a deeper facilitated discussion on the topic of choice with the keynote speaker. Teams are encouraged to attend and district teams of five or more receive a 6th seat for free.
  • 30. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

    Dates: 7/21/2021

    Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. An electronic file will be sent to the state reporting completion of the course. Registration fee must be paid by credit card. For more information contact cbraden@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-3692. (Zoom invite will be forwarded, once credit cards are processed).

    31. Building your UDL Toolkit

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders

    Dates: 7/21/2021

    Join us as we explore how you can build a feature matching toolkit for the students in your classroom aligned to the UDL Principles.

    32. #SummerTech2021: Smithsonian Learning Lab

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/22/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Learn how to engage students with the resources that are part of the Smithsonian Learning Lab. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    33. Fundations® (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade K classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 7/26/2021

    Wait List
    Fundations® Virtual Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. This highly interactive remote workshop was developed with extensive participant input and was designed to maintain participation and motivation for optimal learning, with strategically placed breaks and an extended lunch. Additionally, the workshop design allows for teacher input and active engagement via activities and discussion throughout each session.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, sound mastery, phonics, vocabulary, high frequency/trick words, fluency, comprehension strategies, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Fundations Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community for Fundations (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the Teacher's Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a full Fundations lesson completed with fidelity.

    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 34. Manhattanville College Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Teaching Multisensory Reading 1

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Classroom teachers K-2, reading specialists, special education teachers

    Dates: 7/26/2021 to 7/30/2021

    Wait List
    Teaching Multisensory Reading 1 introduces participants to the Orton-Gillingham multisensory reading approach and how it is used in the classroom. This course is the first step to an Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Certification.

    The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College is a teacher training institute dedicated to expediting the acquisition of foundational literacy skills by readers from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. Recognizing the complexity of both our English language and the reading process, the institute provides a combination of course work and in-school mentoring to enable teachers to teach their students how our written language works.


    *If you are taking the course for PD credit/hours you must register on My Learning Plan. The cost of the course is $1,100.

    *If you are taking the course for three graduate credits you must register through Manhattanville College. The cost for three graduate credits is $1,800.

    Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details. For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.

    35. Fundations® (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 1 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches

    Dates: 7/27/2021

    Wait List
    Fundations® Virtual Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. This highly interactive remote workshop was developed with extensive participant input and was designed to maintain participation and motivation for optimal learning, with strategically placed breaks and an extended lunch. Additionally, the workshop design allows for teacher input and active engagement via activities and discussion throughout each session.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, sound mastery, phonics, vocabulary, high frequency/trick words, fluency, comprehension strategies, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Fundations Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community for Fundations (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the Teacher's Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a full Fundations lesson completed with fidelity.

    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 36. #SummerTech2021: On-Line Mathematics Manipulatives

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/27/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Join us as we share a variety of on-line manipulatives perfect for practice and reinforcement of concepts. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    37. The Essential DASA: The Law and Investigatory Process

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders, and DASA Coordinators

    Dates: 7/28/2021

    This program is a combination of DASA overview and the investigatory process. The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) is the law that requires school districts in New York State to provide all students with an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. This workshop will take a look at the specific provisions of the Dignity Act. The program will also provide participants with a step-by-step process for completing DASA investigations in a thorough, timely, and legally defensible fashion. Participants will also learn about the legal requirements of the DASA investigation.

    38. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 7/28/2021 to 7/29/2021

    In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination 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. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

    This certification workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link and all necessary materials.

    39. #SummerTech2021: Virtual Field Trips

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 7/29/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Learn ways to use virtual field trips for independent work. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    40. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General and special education teachers, grades 2-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

    Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/4/2021

    New
    The course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three days, this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

    Participants learn about reading research, dyslexia, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the course. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer during the course.

    Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

    1. Define dyslexia and describe common characteristics
    2. Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System
    3. Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative, engaging multiple learning modalities with multisensory techniques, repetition, and feedback
    4. Create an optimal learning environment, prepare a lesson, and practice techniques
    5. Understand the key components of instruction and presentation of lesson in three blocks

      Block 1 - Word Study/Foundational Reading Skills Block 2 - Spelling/Foundational Writing Skills Block 3 - Fluency/ Comprehension

      Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets and the WIST are available for purchase through store.wilsonlanguage.com

      PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson® Language Training

    41. Focus on Writing for Academic Purposes (Part I): Writing to Learn

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 8/2/2021

    This is Part I of a three-part virtual series addressing specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment for students in grades 6-12. Participants may register for sessions as a three-part series, or as individual sessions.

    Not all writing is meant to be assessed. Writing has long been shown to be a powerful way to generate ideas, find relationships among facts, remember content, and make sense of information. This session will demonstrate various forms and purposes of informal writing, including: writing as a strategy for studying, list-making to generate ideas, writing as a way to solidify new information, and using writing in combination with diagrams and charts.

    42. Manhattanville College Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Teaching Multisensory Reading 2

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Classroom teachers K-2, reading specialists, special education teachers

    Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/6/2021

    Wait List
    Teaching Multisensory Reading 2 expands knowledge of literary appreciation and scientifically-based language arts content, including:
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Systematic phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence construction
  • Composition
  • Fluency
  • Text Structure
  • Text Comprehension

    The curriculum is structured, sequential, and cumulative. The methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. Participants will hone their ability to differentiate instruction for students who need challenge and those who struggle. This course fulfills the course preparation requirement for the Academy of Orton Gillingham Associate level certification.

    If you are taking the course for PD credit/hours you must register on My Learning Plan. The cost of the course is $1,100.

    *If you are taking the course for three graduate credits you must register through Manhattanville College. The cost for three graduate credits is $1,800.

    For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.

  • 43. #SummerTech2021: The Magic of TedEd

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 8/3/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Join us as we explore the many resources available through TedEd. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    44. Fostering Civil Discourse with Facing History and Ourselves

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders

    Dates: 8/4/2021

    How do we talk about issues that matter? In a year that has been marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, nationwide protests for racial justice, and sharp partisan divisions during an election, how we have discussions in the classroom is more important than ever. During this webinar, participants will discuss ways to critically examine your identity as an educator, examine teaching strategies to build community and trust, and share methods to facilitate reflective conversations.

    45. #SummerTech2021: Explore with NASA

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 8/5/2021

    Keep building the technology momentum in your classroom! Join us as we explore the many resources available through NASA. A link to this session will be provided the night before via e-mail.

    46. Focus on Writing for Academic Purposes (Part II): Central Idea/Supportive Details

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 8/9/2021

    This is Part II of a three-part virtual series addressing specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment for students in grades 6-12. Participants may register for sessions as a three-part series, or an individual webinars

    Many students do not know how to formulate a thesis statement and then support it with relevant details. Instead, students with poor academic writing skills are likely to pour out anything they know in a very general manner and then repeat themselves. This session will offer strategies using sentence frames (templates) for thesis statements in various genres of academic writing; and specific kinds of supportive details: examples, cause and effect statements, comparison-contrast statements, working definitions, references to reputable authorities.

    47. Regional Sharing Summit: Future-Focused Leadership

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District, Building, and Teacher Leaders

    Dates: 8/10/2021

    Join district, building and teacher leaders for a virtual regional sharing summit aimed at Future Focused Leadership! During this unique sharing opportunity, leaders will contribute to role-alike and mixed group discussions to reflect on lessons learned from the pandemic, highlight promising practices and identify hopes and dreams for the future. District teams are encouraged to attend and welcomed to include student leaders to participate. Time will be provided at the end for district teams to unpack learning and plan next steps.

    48. Bringing the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (Grades K-2)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade K-2 general education and special education teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 8/10/2021 to 8/12/2021

    Wondering what the science of reading is all about? Wondering how to bring it into your balanced literacy classroom through joyful, purposeful practices like read-aloud, shared reading, interactive writing, word study, and morning meeting? In this workshop, participants will learn from literacy experts from the Rose Institute at Manhattanville College how to apply key findings from the science of reading with a focus on phonological awareness, word recognition, language comprehension, and intentional text selection. We can support students with the secrets of the alphabetic code and strengthen their experiences with texts so that students affirm their brilliance, outgrow themselves, and read and write to change the world.


    Day 1: Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom

  • Phonological Awareness as the Foundation of Reading
  • Essentials of Evidence-Based Phonics Instruction
  • Growing Language Comprehension through Read Alouds and Rich Conversations
  • Supporting Word Recognition through Shared Reading and Interactive Writing
  • Putting it Altogether Across the Day

    Day 2: Planning for Reader Success and Joy
  • Lesson Planning that Strengthens Word Recognition and Language Comprehension
  • Small group instruction
  • One-on-one conferring


    This workshop is offered in partnership with The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College.

  • 49. Living History: Women in the 19th century

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 8/12/2021 to 8/13/2021

    The Living History Course takes participants to Seneca Falls, NY to the site of the Women's Rights National Historical Park. It tells the story of the first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY on July 19-20, 1848. It is a story of struggles for civil rights, human rights, and equality- global struggles that continue today. The efforts of women's rights leaders, abolitionists, and other 19th century reformers remind us that all people must be accepted as equals.

    The course will examine the role of the 19th century women throughout the 19th century including in the Civil War from 1861 - 1865. Teachers will be wearing Civil Uniforms and participating in authentic 19th century activities.

  • Discuss the Historical Context of Women's Rights Movement in the 19th century
  • Identify and explore historical impact of women including the Civil War
  • Understand the impact of Women's Rights Movement and the Abolitionist Movement as a catalyst for change and a call for action
  • Examine and understand the 19th century Victorian elements of design and architecture at Seneca Falls, NY
  • Understand how students and teachers can be inspired by actions of 19th century women to use words to change the world

    Registration Fee - $150.00

  • 50. Focus on Writing for Academic Purposes (Part III): Using an Academic Voice

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 8/16/2021

    This is Part III of a three-part virtual series addressing specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment for students in grades 6-12. Participants may register for sessions as a three-part series, or as individual sessions.

    Academic writing is not just the written form of spoken language. Academic text uses a different level of vocabulary; complex sentence structure that involves various conjunctions and words that express relationships; and other conventions that meet the expectations of teachers (not peers). This session will help teachers specify the difference between casual speech and academic writing and will include tools for making that transition.

    51. Sounds, Words, and Books: Pre-K Building Blocks for Success and Joy in Reading

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Pre K Educators

    Dates: 8/17/2021

    Children's literacy abilities first start to emerge in pre-school. This one-day pre-school literacy workshop will provide teachers with the understanding and resources needed to incorporate the key building blocks of oral language, print awareness, and phonological awareness into their literacy program.

    AM Session (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) - Read-Alouds and Oral Language: Building Blocks of Comprehension: Supporting young children with a strong base in language comprehension is essential for their success as readers, writers, and communicators. In this interactive workshop, educators will learn how to select and use children's literature for culturally and cognitively responsive instruction to create the building blocks for reading comprehension. Educators will also learn specific techniques for how to scaffold read-alouds to grow oral language with young children.

    PM Session (12:30 PM - 3:30 PM) - Sound-to-Print Foundations: Participants will be able to define and explore the fundamental aspects of sound play that young learners need to establish in order to subsequently map sounds to print for initial decoding and reading. Proficiency with phonological and phonemic awareness is a critical predictor of future reading success. This workshop will focus on increasing a child's ability to understand the distinctness of the individual sounds in coarticulated spoken language; rhyme; to identify initial, medial and final sounds, and to substitute and manipulate sounds. Participants will be provided with a useful scope and sequence and will be provided with resources and manipulatives that can transfer to the classroom and guided practice. This will be a joyful and purposeful plunge into playing with sound!

    52. Curriculum Development Capacity Building/Unit Review Meetings - Grade FIVE

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: G5 Piloteers

    Dates: 8/23/2021 to 8/27/2021

    New
    Capacity Building - (intended for teachers who did not write during Summer 2020)

    Teachers will be provided with three days of staff development in the new science standards, Question Formulation Technique (QFT), 5E inquiry model, and the pedagogical shifts to implement the new science standards.

    Unit Review - (intended for ALL Piloteers)

    Teachers will be provided with one day of professional learning to familiarize them with the architecture and format of Science 21 lesson plans. They will become familiar with the standards and purpose behind lessons they will be piloting in the coming school year.

    ** Teachers who wrote the Grade 5 curriculum during the Summer 2020 DO NOT need to attend the first 3 Capacity Building meeting dates; ALL teachers who are piloting the Grade 5 Curriculum need to attend the Unit Review meeting.**

    53. Helping English Language Learners: Front-Loading Vocabulary Before an In-Class Reading

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 2-12 Educators

    Dates: 8/23/2021

    This workshop will help educators choose key vocabulary to teach explicitly prior to an in-class reading and then conduct a mini-lesson based on visuals, repetition, comprehensible input, cooperative learning, and low stress. Using the strategies explored in this workshop will also help support English-speaking students.

    54. Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General and special education teachers, grades 2-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents

    Dates: 8/24/2021 to 8/26/2021

    Wait List
    This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson® Credentialed Trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.

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

    Participants should have access to a WRS Instructor Manual. WRS Introductory Sets and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com


    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.

  • 55. The LEARN Method: What it is and how it can be used to support struggling and dyslexic readers?

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-3 teachers of reading

    Dates: 8/24/2021

    Dr. Linda Silbert will present the "LEARN" Method to support teachers of beginning, struggling, and dyslexic readers.

    The "LEARN" Method helps all children learn to read. It is based on:

  • Quick assessment
  • Engagement through fun
  • Activation of body and mind through play, singing, and more!

    The "LEARN" Method provides lots of purposeful, playful practice and quick re-assessment. It incorporates the Orton-Gillingham approach and SEL competencies.

    All participants will receive a copy of the text, Strong Learning Method - Best Practices for Academic Success, and a deck of playing cards that are a part of the "LEARN" Method. Registration will close on August 2, 2021.
  • 56. Specially Designed Instruction within Lesson Plans Hangout - August 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/24/2021

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will learn what SDI is and how it can be applied within instruction throughout a lesson plan.

    *Registration Deadline: Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Monday, August 23, 2021

    57. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators of reading, spelling, and related language skills, general and education teachers, reading teachers, interventionists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 8/25/2021 to 12/16/2021

    Wait List
    LETRS is an empowering professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Educators in this six-session program will benefit from:
  • Understanding the content and methodology of research-based, explicit, structured literacy instruction
  • Deep knowledge of the cognitive and language factors that shape student learning and of pedagogical detail
  • Information about how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students

    The focus of Volume 1 is word recognition. Topics addressed include:
  • The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • The Speech Sounds of English
  • Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    Participant materials are included in the cost of the workshop. Participants will have the option to continue this learning by registering for Volume 2; the focus of Volume 2 is language comprehension.
  • 58. Specially Designed Instruction in IEP's Hangout- August 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/25/2021

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will learn what SDI is and how it can be applied within IEPs.

    *Registration Deadline: Monday, August 23, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    59. Starting School with SEL

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders

    Dates: 8/25/2021

    New
    How do educators build a solid Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Foundation to kick-off the new school year? Research has now proven that student academic learning outcomes are greatly improved by teaching SEL skills in school. In order for these skills to be taught effectively, a healthy student-teacher relationship must be carefully planned, seeded, and tended throughout the school year. Creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive classroom community is also critical. In this webinar, participants will learn strategies to connect with students and build positive student relationships, as well as to create safe, supportive, and positive classroom communities.

    60. Living History: Underground Railroad in New York State

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 8/26/2021 to 8/27/2021

    The course will visit an Underground Railroad site recalling the anti-slavery activism of Stephen and Harriet Myers and their colleagues, the meetings of The Vigilance Committee, and the Freedom Seekers who stopped here to request assistance.

    The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence sits amidst a residential community and is a place alive with activity. As the centerpiece of the Underground Railroad Campus, The Myers Residence was built in 1847 by Black Sloop Captain John Johnson. Stephen Myers was born enslaved in New York State. Upon obtaining his freedom, he, along with his wife Harriet, became the central figures in Northeastern New York's Underground Railroad movement. This award winning historic site is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places, it is listed on the National Park Service Network to Freedom, and it is listed on the NYS Underground Railroad Freedom Trail.

    The course will include participants wearing Civil War Uniforms and participating in authentic 19th century activities.

  • Discuss the impact of the Abolitionist Movement
  • Identify and explore historical impact of Myers House in Albany, NY
  • Understand the impact of Stephen Myers as a catalyst for change and a call for action in the abolitionist community
  • Examine and understand the 19th century Victorian elements of design and architecture at the Stephen and Harriet Myers House
  • Understand how students and teachers can be inspired Stephen and Harriet Myers to change the world

    Registration Fee - $150.00

  • 61. Specially Designed Instruction in Small Group Instruction Hangout- August 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/26/2021

    New
    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will learn what SDI is and how it can be applied within small group instruction.

    *Registration Deadline: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    62. Specially Designed Instruction Q & A Hangout- AUGUST 2021

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 8/27/2021

    Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is a federal and state mandated practice for adapting instruction for individual students within content, methodology, and/or delivery of instruction for students with disabilities. In this hangout, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about SDI and how it can be implemented.

    *Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 11:59pm

    *Zoom Session: Friday, August 27, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm or 1:00 - 3:00pm

    CHOOSE ONE

    *Access instructions will be sent to registered participants on Thursday, August 26, 2021

    63. Living History: Culture, Music, and History of Nashville Tennessee

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 9/5/2021 to 9/7/2021

    Nashville, Tennessee also known as "Music City”, is a vibrant and modern city which is worthy of study. Because of the number of Colleges and Universities and its establishment of the first public education system in the South, Nashville has also been known as the "Athens of the South”. During the Civil War, the city's significance as a shipping port made it a desirable prize as a means of controlling important river and railroad transportation routes. Though the Civil War left Nashville in dire economic straits, the city quickly rebounded. Within a few years, the city had reclaimed its important shipping and trading position and also developed a solid manufacturing base. The post-Civil War years of the late 19th century brought a newfound prosperity to Nashville. During the 1950's and 60's Nashville became an important center for the Civil Rights movement. Economic prosperity left the city with a legacy of grand classical-style buildings such as a reconstructed Parthenon.

    This course will include site visitations to various cultural, historic and music sites such as the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and Vanderbilt University. The course will also include several Guided City Tours of historic buildings and memorials.

    Participants are responsible for travel, meal, tour fees, site fees and accommodations.

    Participants will:

  • Discuss the role of Nashville during the Civil War
  • Identify and explore historic sites associated with the development of Country Music
  • Understand why Nashville became so important to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950's and 60's
  • Discuss the reasons why Nashville's economic prosperity soared in 20th and 21st centuries
  • Understand effects of urban development and cultural diversity in a mostly rural part of the United States

    Registration Fee - $150.00

  • 64. Curriculum Development ALTERNATE Unit Review Meeting - Grade FIVE

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: G5 Piloteers

    Dates: 9/13/2021

    New
    Unit Review - (intended for ALL Piloteers)

    Teachers will be provided with one day of professional learning to familiarize them with the architecture and format of Science 21 lesson plans. They will become familiar with the standards and purpose behind lessons they will be piloting in the coming school year.

    ** Teachers who wrote the Grade 5 curriculum during the Summer 2020 DO NOT need to attend the Capacity Building meeting dates; ALL teachers who are piloting the Grade 5 Curriculum need to attend the Unit Review meeting.**

    ** This date serves as an alternate to the August 27 date. **

    65. Grade K, Unit Workshops COHORT1 (3 units; 6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/14/2021 to 2/3/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 66. Grade 1, Unit Workshops COHORT1 (3 units; 6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/14/2021 to 2/3/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 67. Grade 2, Unit Workshops COHORT1 (3 units; 6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 2/4/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 68. Grade 3, Unit Workshops COHORT1 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/15/2021 to 4/5/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 69. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT1 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/17/2021 to 3/29/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 70. Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification: Fall Web Practicum Cohort

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators, administrators, literacy specialists

    Dates: 9/17/2021

    Wait List
    The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Certification is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level, and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson® Credentialed Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year via Skype/Zoom, and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multi-sensory techniques, and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in the Web Practicum certification program must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. Requirements include:
  • 90 hours of online coursework
  • Teacher/student practicum which includes working with a student 1:1 to complete a minimum of 65 lessons
  • Five teacher/student observations with your Wilson® Credentialed Trainer (conducted via Skype or Zoom

    Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Course.

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee.

    Required materials: All participants need the WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition. Sets must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the practicum. WRS Introductory Set (Steps 1-6), 4th Edition can be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training® 1-800-899-8454.

    Registration is required by September 10, 2021. This training is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Start-Up Session will be held on 9/17/2021 from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Participants will be introduced to their Wilson® Credentialed Trainer by email.

  • 71. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT2 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/17/2021 to 3/29/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 72. Grade 5 (MST 1996) Office Hours (4 units; mthly)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 9/20/2021 to 5/4/2022

    These office hours are a series of nine sessions, held monthly, that are intended to support Grade 5 teachers with implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21 Grade 5 curriculum.

    Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the office hours if they have them; otherwise the manual can be accessed through the Science 21 website.

    73. DBT STEPS-A: Administrators' Introduction 3 Hour Live Virtual Training

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/21/2021

    This workshop is designed for school administrators and stakeholders at various levels to provide an open format in identifying and discussing structural issues and strategies regarding the implementation of a social emotional learning (SEL) class and the current barriers that exist in school-based settings. This half-day will provide a brief overview of DBT STEPS-A (Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents) and its intended audience. Discussion of the current school structure, environment, and staff for potential implementation will be a major focus. Finally, this training will use an interactive approach to address administrator and stakeholder feedback concerning identified barriers and implementation strategies in launching/continuing an upstream SEL curriculum. The impact of this approach will be discussed in terms of students, teachers, staff, and the school environment.

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, contact Louise Dutra, ldutra@pnwboces.org, at least two weeks prior to your event.

    All registrants from schools and districts that are not a member of a NYS BOCES will be charged an additional 8.9% Administrative Fee.

    74. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT3 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/21/2021 to 3/30/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • Being an instructional leader can be difficult at the best of times, and all the more so when it's someone who's ‘not regularly in the classroom'. In this session, Myron Dueck will share his leadership experiences in helping guide administrators and teacher leaders through difficult assessment conversations. Participants will review and discuss general concepts and ideas to assist them in planning and sustaining change and will cover potential responses to typical and unique challenges. Myron will share plans and templates that help guide important conversations, and participants will be able to edit these documents for immediate use. The session will conclude with participants having the ability to have an open and safe discussion on grading and assessment.

    76. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/21/2021 to 9/22/2021

    In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination 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. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

    This certification workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link and all necessary materials.

    77. Building an Effective Assessment Plan

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/21/2021 to 11/30/2021

    In a world demanding deeper thinking and problem-solving abilities, it is incumbent upon educators to design ‘futurewise' learning opportunities. These demonstrations of learning will in turn demand different assessment tools. This four-part series will look at the many facets of assessment in order to weave a blueprint for how we can be intentional in every step of the assessment process. Participants will explore how we can truly involve students when we establish learning goals by approaching our standards with our students and making learning goals clear and accessible. Participants will work on how they can describe evidence of learning, assess the extent to which something is learned, and report what has been learned. They will examine the purpose, use and design of performance assessments (rubrics), as well as looking at different approaches to ongoing assessment and alternative assessment routines. Session 1: Purpose, Beliefs and Clear Learning Targets Session 2: Building Stronger Performance Assessments Session 3: Designing Ongoing Assessments and Student Self-Reporting Session 4: Do assessment changes cause a re-examination of grades?

    78. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT4 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/21/2021 to 3/30/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 79. Blended Learning Institute: Amplifying Student Agency & Independence

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/21/2021 to 12/15/2021

    This professional learning series will provide participants with an authentic blended learning experience and exploration of the pedagogies and practices embedded in this instructional approach. We will focus on how the blended learning model can support learner-centered practices that build student independence, self-awareness, and agency for learning. Key questions that will be addressed include: - What is blended learning and how does it differ from hybrid leaning? instruction in a blended model look like? - How do we achieve assessment as learning in the blended context? Participants will be asked to take action, apply new learning, and return to group sessions ready to share and discuss successes, challenges and questions. The blended program will be facilitated remotely, and will blend synchronous group meetings with asynchronous, self-paced learning in between synchronous sessions.

    80. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT5 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/22/2021 to 3/31/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 81. New Teacher Implementation K- 5 Orientation to SS/ELA

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: SS/ELA Teachers New to the Grade Level or Program

    Dates: 9/22/2021

    Join us for an opportunity to explore how best to utilize the SS/ELA Curriculum in your classroom. This offering is designed for K-5 teachers who are new to the curriculum or their grade level. Districts who have subscribed for the 2021-2022 school year can send two teachers per grade level to this virtual training (additional staff can attend for a fee of $91.00 per participant). Attendees will gain a better understanding of SS/ELA's design, foundational principles, lesson plans, resources, and assessments, and how they can be utilized in diverse learning environments. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporate SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum's designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

    82. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT6 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/22/2021 to 3/31/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 83. Fundations® (Virtual) Level K Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade K classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 9/23/2021

    Fundations® Virtual Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. This highly interactive remote workshop was developed with extensive participant input and was designed to maintain participation and motivation for optimal learning, with strategically placed breaks and an extended lunch. Additionally, the workshop design allows for teacher input and active engagement via activities and discussion throughout each session.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, sound mastery, phonics, vocabulary, high frequency/trick words, fluency, comprehension strategies, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Fundations Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community for Fundations (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the Teacher's Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a full Fundations lesson completed with fidelity.

    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 84. Grade K, Unit Workshops COHORT2 (3 units; 6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/23/2021 to 2/8/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 85. Grade 3, Unit Workshops COHORT2 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/24/2021 to 4/7/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 86. Fundations® (Virtual) Level 1 Launch Workshop

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 1 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches

    Dates: 9/24/2021

    Fundations® Virtual Launch Workshops provide the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations curriculum. This highly interactive remote workshop was developed with extensive participant input and was designed to maintain participation and motivation for optimal learning, with strategically placed breaks and an extended lunch. Additionally, the workshop design allows for teacher input and active engagement via activities and discussion throughout each session.

    At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the skills taught in Fundations: print awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle, sound mastery, phonics, vocabulary, high frequency/trick words, fluency, comprehension strategies, handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
  • Identify and understand the use for all materials in the Fundations Teacher's Kit, and have a sense of how to find and use the many extended resources available on the Prevention/Early Intervention Learning Community for Fundations (membership included with participation in this workshop).
  • Use the Teacher's Manual to prepare a daily learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
  • Visualize the flow and pace of a full Fundations lesson completed with fidelity.

    This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corporation.

  • 87. Grade 2, Unit Workshops COHORT2 (3 units; 6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/24/2021 to 2/9/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 88. Manhattanville College Rose Institute: Orton-Gillingham Learning Pathway - Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-2 general and special education teachers, administrators, curriculum, speech, and reading specialists

    Dates: 9/25/2021 to 12/4/2021

    This course is offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy. Multisensory Structured Literacy Instruction 1 introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically-based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    *If you are taking the course for PD credit/hours you must register on My Learning Plan. The cost of the course is $1,100.

    *If you are taking the course for three graduate credits you must register through Manhattanville College. The cost for three graduate credits is $1,800.

    Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details. For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.

    89. Grade 1, Unit Workshops COHORT2 (3 units; 6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/27/2021 to 2/8/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 90. CODA (Co-Occurring Disorders Awareness) in Schools Collaborative

    Program: ACTION Collaborative Network

    Dates: 9/27/2021 to 4/25/2022

    Join the first-ever CODA in Schools Collaborative! Stephanie Marquesano of "the harris project" will lead this collaborative, the first of its kind in the U.S., and support all who champion co-occurring disorders awareness (CODA) in schools. This collaborative is open to all school staff who are interested in learning about and sharing CODA resources, connecting with others leading this work, and having fun together!

    The goals of CODA include:
    -Increasing awareness and understanding of co-occurring disorders;
    -Increasing early intervention for mental health challenges and substance misuse leading to a decline in incidence of youth mental health crises, drug misuse, addiction and overdose;
    -Increasing likelihood that those already impacted by co-occurring disorders will seek help and support;
    -Raising a generation without the stigma typically associated with mental health challenges and substance misuse; and
    -Empowering youth to positively impact their peers/communities by building connections to each other and being a link to resources (#CODAconnects #BeTheLink).

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To arrange accommodations, contact Louise Dutra, ldutra@pnwboces.org, at least two weeks prior to your event.

    91. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT7 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/28/2021 to 4/1/2022

    New
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 92. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT8 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/28/2021 to 4/1/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 93. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT9 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/29/2021 to 4/6/2022

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 94. Response to Intervention (RTI) Teachers and Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/29/2021 to 5/24/2022

    Join us for Year Two of the RtI Leaders Collegial Circle! Returning and new members welcome! Teachers, Administrators and leaders in RtI coordination roles (ex. RtI coordinators, building and district administrators, curriculum leaders, and data and assessment specialists) are invited to join the group to build a cross-district network of RtI leaders. Our conversations will center around how best to use the RtI framework to maximize learning for all students. Among the topics we will explore will be how RtI leaders can facilitate the work around how to:
    • Use assessment
    • Plan for instruction
    • Develop interventions
    • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders
    • Allocate time
    • Monitor progress
    • Measure outcomes all through the lens of the RtI life cycle. Collegial circle members will meet for four half-day sessions throughout the year.

    95. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT10 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/29/2021 to 4/6/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 96. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop (Facilitated via Zoom)

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/29/2021 to 9/30/2021

    In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination 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. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

    This certification workshop will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link and all necessary materials.

    97. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT11 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/30/2021 to 4/8/2022

    New
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 98. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT12 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/30/2021 to 4/8/2022

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • You survived! You learned, out of necessity, to use many new tools and instructional models to adapt to remote and hybrid learning. You would probably like to forget some of what you learned, but there's always a silver lining! In this workshop, participants will reflect on how teaching and learning were impacted by the pandemic and how lessons were adapted accordingly. We'll look at some of the best practices that we can apply to our "normal” classroom, with the new skills that we (and our students) have acquired.

    100. Computer Science Teachers Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of K-12 computer science

    Dates: 10/4/2021 to 3/1/2022

    As computer science (CS) programs in districts grow, it is important for our CS teachers in the region to support each other's learning. As an outreach program of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, the goal of this collegial circle is to bring quality professional development and collaboration to all CS teachers. In these sessions, computer science teachers will have an opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas on focused topics. They will receive training on various important computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate for all grade levels. Topics of focus may include physical programming, robotics, AP curricula, supporting younger learners, additional opportunities for PD and student participation, strategies for increasing diversity in CS classrooms, appropriate learning spaces, standards, and other important issues as related to K-12 Computer Science education. ALL teachers who teach CS at any grade level are encouraged to enroll.

    101. Grade 4, Unit Workshops COHORT13 (4 units; 8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 10/4/2021 to 3/28/2022

    New
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the eight sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant and included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.