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1. Fundations® Level K

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: General Ed Grade K teachers, Special Ed, Reading Teachers, Administrators, and other interested Educational Professionals

Dates: 7/22/2019

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Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 2. The Accomplished Teaching Series Train-the-Trainers

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

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    This 2 day professional learning opportunity will provide participants with the tools to engage educators in the systematic study of accomplished teaching and improvement of instructional practice.

    This program is designed to train facilitators' on the research based materials utilized in the Accomplished Teaching Series including The National Board certificate area standards and The 5 Core Propositions and Architecture of Accomplished Teaching

    This training will provide:

  • Rich, deep, collaborative conversations
  • Resources to foster the professional exploration of a common language around accomplished practice
  • The exploration of high quality materials that can be tailored to meet any contextual need

    NOTE: Please bring a bagged lunch

  • 3. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 7/23/2019

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    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.

    4. Fundations® Level 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/23/2019

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    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 1. The Fundations Level 1 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 1 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 1, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 5. What Principals Need to Know: What to Look For in Positive Classroom Management - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/23/2019

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    It is the goal of every principal to create inclusive school environments that improve outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities. How can a principal stay informed about the most effective systems of support, both evidence-based and required by regulations while also being engaged in the business of running a school? Consider joining this early morning series of meetings of committed principals. In each 90-minute session, principals will learn about one school-wide system that supports diverse learners, receive a simple checklist or practice guide for implementing the practice, and have the opportunity to talk to other principals about how the practice is being implemented in their school. You can engage in valuable learning and still be back in your school in time for morning meetings!

    July 23: What to Look For in Positive Classroom Management: Participants will review walk-through tools that assess classroom management practices. They will have time to engage in discussions with fellow administrators about successful strategies for completing classroom walk-throughs and guiding teachers through the improvement process.

    Don't forget to register for these other sessions for principals:
    July 16: Graduation Options and Updates
    July 30: Culturally Responsive Mindset: What is the Climate in my School?
    August 6: Testing Accommodations
    August 13: What to Look For in Specially Designed Instruction

    6. Fundations® Level 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 2 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches

    Dates: 7/24/2019

    Starting Soon
    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 2. The Fundations Level 2 workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 2 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level.

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 2, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 7. CTE Professional Certification Courses: Introduction to Reading: Teaching Children to Read ED 216 Cazenovia College (Undergraduate Course)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Individuals pursuing professional CTE certificates for teaching

    Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/2/2019

    Examination and analysis of effective literacy instruction for students at all levels. Includes the exploration of appropriate techniques for English language learners and students with special needs. Techniques for continued assessment in reading, remediation, and enrichment will also be discussed. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.
    Required Text: Reutzel, Ray D., Teaching Children to Read: The Teacher Makes the Difference, Prentice Hill Inc, Pearson Education, sixth edition. ISBN#9780132566063

    8. NYSUT - Collaborative Inquiry for Students: Preparing Minds for the Future

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, grades K-12

    Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/2/2019

    To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt

    Collaborative Inquiry provides educators with research-based strategies for designing and implementing collaborative inquiry for students. The strategies are based on the 4-Ds of Appreciative Inquiry.

    Collaborative inquiry fosters the skills students need now and in the future to develop a deeper understanding and mastery of content knowledge and skills. Participants will explore and experience the collaborative inquiry models of problem-based learning, hypothesis-based learning, project-based learning, Appreciative Inquiry, and performance-based learning.

    EDU 661108 Empire State College

    Required Text: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD FOR THIS COURSE ARE LOCATED IN THE TEAM ROOM.Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Empire State College In-service credit based on district policy

    Fees: Graduate fee: $1,340 In-service fee: $845 (includes required text)

    Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES. Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee.

    Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, grades K-12

    9. PBIS Overview for Administrators - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 7/30/2019

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to school and classroom discipline problems. The PBIS framework assists schools in developing school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive behavior for every student.

    This overview is for schools and districts looking to start PBIS or improve PBIS fidelity through training staff and improving program effectiveness. At the conclusion of this overview, administrators will have a greater understanding of the commitments needed to implement, improve and sustain PBIS.

    Administrators will be provided options for next steps, including Universal/Tier 1 team training in the fall of 2019.

    10. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/2/2019

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

    Topics include:
  • Reading research
  • Basic principles of language structure
  • How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
  • Review and reinforcement
  • Program implementation
  • Student placement, progress and monitoring
  • Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

    This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I Certification will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.
    Participants should bring WRS kits to the training. Kits and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com
    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.
  • 11. CTE Professional Certification Courses: Assessment of Learning ED 220 Cazenovia College (Undergraduate Course)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Individuals pursuing professional CTE certificates for teaching

    Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/9/2019

    This course explores assessment in the instructional process. The role of assessment will be examined as a key component of organizing and creating a classroom culture, planning lessons, delivering instruction, and examining how students have grown as a result of instruction. This course is appropriate for teachers, assistants, and other support staff who each play a role in assessing student growth and performance. Participants will learn to use tools and approaches to classroom assessment such as observations, performance-based assessments, checklists, portfolios, and achievement tests. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.
    Required Text: Classroom Assessment: Concepts and Applications. Airasian, Peter W. and Russell, Michael K. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. 2012, 7th ed.

    12. NYSUT - Writing As Learning K-12 (CURI 6566)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, grades K-12

    Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/9/2019

    To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt

    The New York State Next Generation Learning Standards will require students to write completely and competently in every subject. This course will help assist teachers in implementing a systematic plan for teaching writing developmentally and consistently in every subject area. It will help students to examine and learn writing strategies that guide them in producing the widest possible range of writing products. Each of the strategies is designed to foster creative thinking, analysis and synthesis. All of the strategies are adaptable from levels K-adults. Participants in the course produce a wide range of written products to provide them the practice in using the strategies. This allows the participants to learn through application and internalize the understanding of each strategy. Writers have opportunities to work solo, in pairs, and in groups, fostering collaboration and cooperation.

    Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Empire State College In-service credit based on district policy

    Fees: Graduate fee: $1,340 In-service fee: $845

    Required Text(s): Writing as Learning A Content Based Approach, 2nd edition, ISBN #9781412949613 & Participant Booklet available as a download on MLP. Books can be purchased at your favorite bookstore.

    Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

    Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers, grades K-12

    13. Special Education Extension Series: Preschool/Kindergarten

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 8/5/2019 to 8/9/2019

    The 45 hour CTLE coursework for the extension of certification in Early Childhood includes three areas of learning: Knowledge of Students, Instructional Strategies and Professional Practice. Each Module is made up of 15 hours, or five 3-hour topics of learning specific to the subset area. The coursework has been developed to allow for the topics to be taken as individual CTLE courses, as well as a full 45 hours for the purpose of gaining certification extension.

    Purpose: The 45 hour CTLE coursework was developed as a result of a documented shortage of certified teachers in the area of B-2 certification. The primary focus and purpose of this course is to offer current 1-6 certified teachers, who have at least three years of classroom teaching experience in Grades 1st or 2nd, an opportunity to extend their certification to include Preschool and Kindergarten.

    Coursework: The coursework for the CTLE certificate extension was developed with the premise that participants have an understanding of good pedagogy and that this coursework would allow them to expand on their already developed skills. The coursework specific to Early Childhood focuses on developmentally appropriate practices in the 4 and 5 year old age bands. It looks at special education regulation and process prior to school aged requirements and it reframes the method of instruction for early learners as compared to a 1-6 classroom. The coursework is structured to allow for participants to reflect on their own current beliefs, practices and bias when viewed through an early childhood lens and provides experiences, content learning and activities that will provide participants with opportunities for growth in this area of teaching. Topic areas ask participants to be collaborative and critical thinkers, to include families and to look at children's behaviors as a means of communication.

    NOTE:

    Modules 1 and 2 will be in person the week of 8/5-8/9/19. Module 3 will be an online format to be completed by September 1st, 2019

    14. Developing World Language Proficiency with Literacy-Based Experiences

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary level World Language & ENL teachers of all levels of instruction

    Dates: 8/13/2019 to 8/14/2019

    During this two-day workshop, participants will explore how reading in the World Language classroom can deepen language proficiency. Participants will discuss advantages and challenges associated with reading in the target language, and use Costa's Levels of Questioning to expand thinking around the types of questions to ask World Language learners to increase critical thinking. Sample readings and participants' resources and materials will help determine the current level of rigor of texts used and help identify methods to increase student learning. Participants will spend the remainder of the initial day developing a thematic unit more thoroughly based on what was discussed in the morning, and key elements of backwards planning and ACTFL/district benchmarks.

    During the second session, participants will continue their planning, explore opportunities for student engagement, consider applications of the discussed strategies for reading and writing in the target language, and plan authentic assessments. Opportunities will be provided for teachers to work as instructional teams, or independently. Sharing of developed resources will be encouraged before the session concludes.

    Note that participants will be able to apply for one credit of graduate credit through Manhattanville for an additional cost, if desired. Awarding of graduate credit will be dependent on successful completion of the course assessment. Participants interested in applying for graduate credit should email ccenter@pnwboces.org for next steps.

    15. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 8/19/2019 to 8/21/2019

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

    Topics include:
  • Reading research
  • Basic principles of language structure
  • How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
  • Review and reinforcement
  • Program implementation
  • Student placement, progress and monitoring
  • Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

    This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I Certification will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.
    Participants should bring WRS kits to the training. Kits and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com
    PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.
  • 16. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 8/21/2019

    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.

    17. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session A (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 8/21/2019 to 3/2/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    18. New School Building Leader Mentorship Program

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: New School Building Leaders

    Dates: 8/23/2019 to 3/5/2020

    The Center for Educational Leadership is proud to present a yearlong mentoring cohort for school building leaders that assists in developing their leadership skills and supporting them in a new role or district. Designed for principals and assistant principals in their first three years of leadership or in their first year in a new district, this program combines standards-based regional learning experiences with the benefit of personalized one-on-one support through onsite visits by an experienced mentor. In addition to pairing leaders with a mentor who will customize their support for each mentee's particular needs, participants will also take part in network meetings of new school building leaders to share experiences and resources. Participants in this program will engage in 4 regional learning sessions geared toward building leadership capacity in:
    • Ethics and professional norms
    • Learning and instruction
    • Community and external leadership
    • Equity, inclusiveness, and cultural responsiveness

    19. Grade 3, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS 1 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 8/26/2019 to 3/6/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    20. Rose Institute Orton-Gillingham Practicum

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 9/9/2019

    New
    This practicum will provide the teacher with direct support and supervision in implementing the Orton-Gillingham approach with their students. It will include intensive supervision and 5 observations during the school year.

    This practicum is based on the experience of Reading Reform Foundation of New York in providing instruction and mentoring to classroom teachers directly in their classrooms. The practicum reinforces an approach that is phonetic, employing multi-sensory techniques of teaching reading, writing, and spelling.

    Prerequisite - Completion of Manhattanville College Rose Institute for Literacy and Learning Methods 1: Orton-Gillingham Pathway

    Graduate credit available through Manhattanville College.

    21. Grade 2, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 1/22/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    22. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session B (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 3/3/2020

    Closed
    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    23. NEW School Rules Leadership Institute

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district leaders of all roles

    Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/11/2019

    The NEW School Rules Leadership Institute (NSRLI) will be designed for education leaders who want to improve how their teams collaborate, make decisions, and achieve their goals. Based on the anchor text the Council has been studying this year, the Institute will provide an opportunity to learn directly from author Anthony Kim and colleague Gabby Hewitt regarding change management, organizational design, and leadership. At the conclusion the two-day Institute, participants will have gained:
    - A deeper understanding of elements of organizational design, change management, and how the six rules from the text come together to support school/district community growth
    - A clear assessment of the areas that teams excel in to serve as a resource and need support with in order to be more effective and responsive
    - An opportunity to delve into self-assessments, readings, reflections, experiments, and workouts to deeply understand and practice each rule
    - A chance to create plans to implement elements of the rules with teams and buildings/districts to make lasting change.

    24. Extra Classroom Activity Accounting

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Central Treasurers, Advisors, and Business Administrators

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    New
    A well-run Extra Classroom operation requires all parties involved to be aware of all rules and regulations set forth by NYSED. In this workshop, participants review in detail the roles, responsibilities, and duties of the Board of Education, administrators, advisors, students, and the central treasurer.

    25. Extra Classroom Activity Accounting

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Central Treasurers, Advisors, Business Administrators

    Dates: 9/11/2019

    A well-run Extra Classroom operation requires all parties involved to be aware of all rules and regulations set forth by NYSED. We will review in detail the roles, responsibilities and duties of the Board of Education, administrators, advisors, students and the central treasurer.

    26. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session E (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/11/2019 to 3/6/2020

    Closed
    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    27. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session F (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/12/2019 to 3/9/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    28. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/16/2019

    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.

    29. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session C (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/16/2019 to 3/4/2020

    Closed
    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    30. Grade K, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/16/2019 to 1/6/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    31. Wilson ® Level II: Advanced Strategies for Group MSL Instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: WRS Level I Certified teachers

    Dates: 9/16/2019 to 9/18/2019

    This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA for an additional fee. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals
  • Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus
  • Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction
  • Incorporate effective strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction

    Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification and bachelor's degree in education or a related field Participants should bring the proper kit and materials to the workshop.
  • 32. Forces of Influence: Relationship Pushes, Pulls, Shoves, and Nudges

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders who want to further their understanding of building and sustaining relationships

    Dates: 9/17/2019 to 10/17/2019

    Relationship building is never a one-way street. How we interact with others, and the forces of influence that get put into practice, determine how the relationship will be built and how it will be sustained. While there are no bad forces to put into practice, certain situations call for different responses.

    In this workshop, participants will explore the key foundations to build and sustain relationships, and will identify, discuss, and role-play with the various Forces of Influence.

    33. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session D (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/17/2019 to 3/5/2020

    Closed
    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    34. Leading Workshop Conferences and Small Groups with Traction and Accountability

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers grades K - 5, co-teachers, literacy coaches, and instructional leaders

    Dates: 9/17/2019

    Conferring and small group work is limited and precious, so we always need to make the most of our teaching time! We will be sharing several unique strategies to lift the level of your teaching in both conferences and small groups. You will have an opportunity to think carefully about all aspects to fine-tune your planning and teaching structure, as well as create tools/modifications to support students in working independently long after your group work is over.

    35. Tech Tuesday: Seek and Share -- September -- Social Media (focus on Middle School)

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: Middle School Teachers, Technologists, Administrators

    Dates: 9/17/2019

    Join us to discuss the use of social media with a focus on topics related to Middle School students. This workshop is structured to allow participants to learn about the topic, share what they know, reflect on their practice, and plan for future lessons. (Districts will only be charged for seats beyond their Model Schools membership allotment.)

    36. What Educators Need to Know to Support ELLs

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/17/2019

    How long does it take for a student who is an English learner to learn English? Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding about what students at varying levels of proficiency are able to do and what scaffolds and supports educators can provide to make the instruction accessible to ELLs. This workshop will include an overview of the ELL identification process and will consider such ELL-related student factors as social-emotional needs, prior educational experiences (or lack thereof), and parental engagement. Lunch is provided.

    37. DASA Dignity for All Students Act - Mandated 6 hour certification workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/17/2019 to 9/19/2019

    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.

    38. Fountas and Pinnell Introduction to Readers' Workshop (Grades 3-8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General education teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators

    Dates: 9/18/2019 to 9/19/2019

    This two-day introductory workshop provides professional development around the structure of reading workshop and the opportunities it offers to scaffold student learning through whole-group, small-group, and individual learning experiences.

    Participants will learn how to plan mini-lessons focused on literacy content, strategic actions for processing texts, and classroom management, using The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum and student assessment data.

    Discussion will take place around conferring in reading workshop, responding to reading through talk and writing, and building a community of active, engaged readers.

    39. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session G (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/18/2019 to 3/10/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    40. Grade 5, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5th

    Dates: 9/18/2019 to 3/10/2020

    The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. 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 workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

    41. Reunifcation Workshop

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Audience: Administrators, Emergency Response Team Members and other interested staff

    Dates: 9/19/2019

    This day long course will provide an overview of the Reunification Process and elements of the Standard Reunification Method developed by the I Love U Guys Foundation and will be presented with additions made specifically for schools in NYS. Participants will be given instruction on the theory, process, and execution of reunification after an incident with tips and tricks for both on and off campus sites. Participants will also be given action steps to begin this process in their own school districts.

    42. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session H (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/19/2019 to 3/11/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    43. Grade 6, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 6th

    Dates: 9/19/2019 to 3/11/2020

    The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. 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 workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

    44. Grade 1, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/20/2019 to 1/7/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    45. Grade 3, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS2 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/20/2019 to 3/9/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    46. Integrated Social Studies/ELA Implementation Training for New Teachers Grades K-8

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/20/2019

    If you are new to the Integrated Social Studies/ELA Curriculum or your grade level, please join us for an orientation and introduction to the curriculum and its extensive array of resources. Districts who have subscribed for the 2019-2020 school year can send two teachers per grade level to this full-day 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 principals, lesson plans, resources, and assessments. 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.

    47. Fundations® Level 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 2 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 9/23/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 2. The Fundations Level 2 workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 2 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level.

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 2, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual.

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy.


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

  • 48. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session I (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/23/2019 to 3/12/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    49. Think Tank: Building Leaders

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: Building Leaders

    Dates: 9/23/2019 to 3/13/2020

    New
    This Think Tank is a series of 4 meetings that will focus on exploring techniques to support technology for use in teaching and learning. Topics will be determined by the group and may include how to infuse technology in faculty meeting presentations, what to look for during classroom observations in regard to technology, and best practices for using technology for communication. (Districts will only be charged for seats beyond their Model Schools membership allotment.)

    50. Mindfulness for Wellbeing, Enhanced Classroom Climate and Community Resilience

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 12/10/2019

    New
    This workshop series is designed to complement and enhance other initiatives that are already underway in our schools and communities. We invite you to learn and grow with us to better understand what mindfulness is and how it can be implemented in your schools. Enhancing self-awareness, self-management and social awareness have tremendous implication for individual growth, organizational health and community resilience. Participants can expect to learn and/or deepen their knowledge around definitions of mindfulness, the science behind mindfulness as it relates to the stress response in our brains and bodies and best practices for implementation of work that supports learning, memory, focus and attention. We will review core mindful principles and practices of awareness of the breath and the body, visit relevant research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness and spend time engaging in practice to include listening and speaking in order to optimize communication with self and others. This series is for teachers, administrators, school social workers and the many more dedicated professionals who serve our children and families by positively impacting our educational environments. Upon completing registration, participants will be forwarded the registration information to participate in Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Educator Essentials online courses offered through Mindful Schools. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127. PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED's State Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0117) Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    51. Fundations® Level 3

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 3 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 3. The Fundations Level 3 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 3 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $249 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER-aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp.
  • 52. Grade 2, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 1/21/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    53. Grade 3, Unit Workshops Session J (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 3/13/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    54. Preventing Workplace Harassment & Title IX Officers/Coordinators Training - Part 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Title IX Officers/Coordinators and District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    New
    Workplace Harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination create unhealthy and unproductive school environments. Training and education are the best protection against potential litigation. In this session designed specifi cally for Title IX Offi cers/Coordinators, participants gain a clear understanding of the legal defi nition of harassment, the new NYS guidelines, and prevention strategies. They also learn how to respond when an employee or student makes a harassment claim and the steps involved in conducting a comprehensive investigation.

    55. Preventing Workplace Harassment & Title IX Officers/Coordinators Training - PART 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Title IX Officers/Coordinators and District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Preventing Workplace Harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination create unhealthy and unproductive school environments. Training and education are the best protection against potential litigation. In this session designed specifically for Title IX Officers/Coordinators, participants will gain a clear understanding of the legal definition of harassment, the new NYS guidelines, and prevention strategies. They will also learn how to respond when an employee or student makes a harassment claim, and the steps involved in conducting a comprehensive investigation

    56. RtI Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: RtI leaders and coordinators

    Dates: 9/24/2019 to 5/20/2020

    Join us for the inaugural gathering of the RtI Leaders Collegial Circle. Teachers and leaders in RtI coordination roles (ex. RtI coordinators, RtI facilitators, principals, and assistant principals) are invited to join the group to build a cross-district network of RtI leaders and to share successes and challenges of implementing RtI in grades K-12. Collegial circle members will be meeting for four half-day sessions throughout the year. At the initial meeting, members will collaboratively build an agenda for the year of learning together. Some topics for potential exploration are:
    - Coordination of Tier 1, 2, and 3 interventions
    - Communicating with families about RtI
    - Effectively documenting student progress
    - Data-based decision making
    - Culturally-responsive RtI
    - Best practices in relevant content areas.

    57. Regional ENL Forum - NYSESLAT Data

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) are pleased to offer a forum for administrators & ENL teachers in the region to meet on a regular basis to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

    58. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary administrators, teachers, math specialists, coaches, and district math coordinators

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 5/14/2020

    If you want to play a leadership role in your school and stay current with curriculum and practices in the teaching and learning of elementary mathematics, join the Elementary Math Leadership group!

    The goal of this professional learning community of elementary math teachers/leaders is to address the challenges and issues inherent in teaching and learning mathematics.

    The Elementary Math Leaders group is comprised of math lead teachers, math specialists, coaches, classroom teachers, and district math coordinators who have a math leadership role in their schools. The workshop series will be held during five half days and will provide a forum for participants to be informed and stimulated in the area of elementary math. The leaders play an active and integral role in the design of the meetings and topics of study are generated by both the facilitator and members.

    A listserv is maintained by the facilitator which affords the opportunity for ongoing communication among the participants.

    59. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 1/22/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 2 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    60. Grade 4, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4th

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 3/6/2020

    The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. 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 workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

    61. Wilson: Just Words®

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 9/26/2019

    Wilson's Just Words® is a highly explicit, multi-sensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention, but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Just Words curriculum.

    Workshop Topics:

  • Understanding word structure
  • Student identification and placement
  • Program and unit structure and implementation
  • Hit the ground running: An in-depth review of Unit 1, measuring student progress, and Just Words InterActivities (an interactive whiteboard application).

    Participants should bring their manual and kit materials. Kits are not provided during the workshop.
    PNW BOCES is a Wilson Accredited Partner.
  • 62. Yale EI RULER - Cohort 3

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 9/26/2019

    New
    This program is solely for those district team members whose district has contracted to be participants in the Yale EI RULER - Cohort 3. Although, we have a list of participants, this program is being advertised on MLP to ensure you can calculate your hours. You will need to register for each session throughout the program, as team members occasionally change during the year. This session is a 2-day session and will only require one registration for both dates.

    63. Math Chairs Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Mathematics teachers and special educators of grades 6 through high school, curriculum leaders, coaches, mentors, chairpersons, and supervisors and administrators K-12

    Dates: 9/25/2019 to 6/5/2020

    During Math Chairs meetings, members will have the opportunity to share issues, discuss concerns, and provide feedback on happenings in their districts.

    Participants will have four meetings during the school year to discuss the following (and more):
    -State Education updates
    -The Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards and timeline across grade levels and courses
    -Assessments and their implications for students
    -Current practices that influence learning
    -Regents exam analyses.

    Come join the group and add to our combined knowledge and skill base.

    64. Developing Artistically Literate Students: What the 2017 New York State Arts Standards Mean for Arts Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-12 arts teachers, arts coordinators

    Dates: 9/26/2019 to 1/13/2020

    During this workshop, teachers will explore how the 2017 New York State Learning Standards in the Arts are designed to develop artistically literate students and citizens. We will explore the philosophical foundation for the new standards and what they mean for curriculum development, as well as instruction and assessment in the arts classroom. We will explore several different approaches to assessment and how these can be tailored to align to the standards and meet the unique challenges of an arts learning environment. Participants will learn how to navigate the resource documents provided by NYSED and will either develop a new unit or revise an existing unit to align with the 2017 standards.

    Through completing this learning series, participants will have:
    - Explored the concept of an artistically literate citizen and how it informs the philosophical foundation for the 2017 NYS Arts Standards
    - Gained familiarity with the structure and content of the 2017 NYS Arts Standards and Resource documents
    - Explored a variety of approaches to formative and summative assessment in the arts
    - Learned a process for aligning a unit to the new standards and either develop a new unit or modify a current unit.

    65. Grade 1, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/26/2019 to 1/29/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    66. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session B (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/26/2019 to 1/23/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 2 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    67. SLS Network Meeting: Goal Setting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 9/26/2019

    New

    Goal Setting: Goal setting is an essential component of professional growth and accountability. Set and discuss your professional goals for the school year with fellow LMS.

    School Library System Network Meetings are offered five times per school year and are vital in LMS communication throughout the region.

    Network meeting participants: *Learn best practices from across the region *Provide feedback on a school library program problem of practice using a defined protocol *Connect work to the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, AASL National School Library Standards, and advocacy *Serve as a spokesperson for your school's and/or district's needs *Secure additional resources for your school/district *Play a critical role in the overall effective operation of the School Library System

    Participants communicate information back to their schools and districts about: *New York State Standards, AASL National School Library Standards, and Empire State Information Fluency Continuum implementation *Research tools and tools to service special-needs and ELL students *Subscription databases and educational technology tools *Free resources to support classroom instruction

    The PNW BOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Thursday, September 26, 2019, 8:30 am-10:30 am *Thursday, November 7, 2019, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:00 am-12:00 pm *Friday, June 5, 2020, 8:30 am-10:30 am

    Meeting participants will be able to use the Professional Library space for additional networking before and after network meetings.

    68. Library Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 9/26/2019

    New

    The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; does long-range and short-range planning, and supports the Plan of Service by serving on a committee; evaluates the system's services; and approves the annual budget and the system's annual report.

    The PNW BOCES School Library System Council meetings for the 2019-2020 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598: *Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10:30 am-12:00 pm *Thursday, November 7, 2019, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 8:30 am-10:00 am (preceding network meeting) *Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

    69. Assistive Tech: TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC September 2019

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dates: 9/26/2019

    Join us as we explore ways to improve student outcomes and support each other through the exploration of strategies, including technology, within school based OT and PT therapy. This forum is designed for individuals working in OT and PT departments. The conference room is available starting at 1 PM for lunch and networking.

    70. Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Assistant Principals

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 5/27/2020

    This forum offers assistant principals the opportunity to cultivate a trusted, collaborative network where they can discuss effective administrative practices and experiences and provide support to fellow leaders with the goal of helping students succeed.

    71. Wilson Reading System® Level I Certification: Fall Web Practicum Cohorts

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers, administrators, parents, literacy volunteers, teacher assistants

    Dates: 9/27/2019

    The WRS® Level I Certification course 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® Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year via Skype, 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.
    WRS Web training includes an 90 hour online component, teacher/student observations, and the required teacher/student practicum. Observations will be conducted via Skype.

    Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods, WRS Level I kit. Kits must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the practicum.

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee. Required materials: WRS Starter Set must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training 1-800-899-8454 Registration is required by September 13, 2019. This training is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

    PLEASE NOTE: A Jump Start session will be provided 9/27/19 from 8am-2pm. This meeting it not mandatory for participants. Participants will be introduced to their trainers by email on September 25 and can choose not to attend this event.

    72. Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary world language teachers and administrators supporting the world languages

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 5/15/2020

    Let's discuss FLES. This collegial circle will focus on the specific needs of elementary world language teachers. The meetings will help to build a community of local teachers who will collaborate, share, and discuss best practices from their early language classrooms. Three meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics such as curriculum development, student-centered activities, comprehensible input, assessment, and the use of technology in the classroom.

    There will also be a listserv fostering communication and collaboration among FLES teachers in the group.

    In addition, we plan to host a site visit to a local FLES program during which we can help plan, execute, and debrief a live lesson.

    73. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session C (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 1/24/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 2 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 2 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    74. Grade 3, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND 2 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/27/2019 to 3/5/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    75. Assistive Tech: Assistive Technology Forum September 2019

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Administrators, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Technologists

    Dates: 9/27/2019

    Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. (Please consider joining us for informal discussion/lunch from 1:00-1:30.)

    76. Living History - Historical Expeditions: History, Culture and Literature of San Francisco

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 9/29/2019 to 9/30/2019

    San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Assisi a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi. The Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. San Francisco's status as the West Coast's largest city peaked between 1870 and 1900, when around 25% of California's population resided in the city proper. After three-quarters of the city was destroyed by the 1906 earthquake and fire, San Francisco was quickly rebuilt, hosting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition nine years later. It then became the birthplace of the United Nations in 1945. After the war, the confluence of returning servicemen, significant immigration, liberalizing attitudes, along with the rise of the "hippie" counterculture, the Sexual Revolution, the Peace Movement growing from opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War, and other factors led to the Summer of Love and the gay rights movement, cementing San Francisco as a center of liberal activism in the United States.

    This course will explore the history, culture and literature of this amazing city. Tours will include Alcatraz and several historic districts in the city. Participants are required to purchase airline tickets and hotel reservations on their own. They are also responsible for all tour, meal and travel costs while in San Francisco.

    Deadline: 5/3/19

    Registration Fee - $150.00

  • An add'l NON-REFUNDABLE $250.00 FEE will be collected by R. Buccheri to pay for guided tours of San Francisco sites.

    This fee has to be paid to Rob Buccheri within two weeks of signing up (All tours must be set up and paid for in advance)

    Participants will be able to:

  • discuss the culture, history and literature of San Francisco
  • identify geographical features of San Francisco Bay and the surrounding area
  • explore the architecture of San Francisco
  • 77. Grade K, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 10/1/2019 to 2/10/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at the Wappingers CSD. When you arrive, please sign in with the registration desk when entering the building.

    78. Fountas and Pinnell: Guided Reading - Responsive Teaching Across the Grades

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Pre K-8 teachers, reading specialists, special education teachers, literacy coaches

    Dates: 10/2/2019

    In this workshop, participants will explore the components of a comprehensive literacy system and learn how guided reading fits within this context. Teachers will explore the reading process and how it is supported throughout a guided reading lesson. They will learn the components of a guided reading lesson and will build an understanding of responsive teaching throughout each component. They will also learn how to use high-quality texts to support responsive teaching. Participants will explore the use of systematic observation and assessment to form groups and inform instruction.


    During this session, participants will:

  • Gain an overview of the components of a comprehensive literacy system as described in Guided Reading: Responsive Teaching Across the Grades, including interactive read-aloud, shared reading, independent reading, book clubs, and guided reading.
  • Understand how to manage and design meaningful literacy experiences that foster independent learning.
  • Learn the basic elements of a guided reading lesson through observation and discussion.
  • Explore how to support and expand readers' ability to think within, beyond, and about the text.
  • Analyze leveled books to better understand the F&P Text Level Gradient and how to match books to readers.
  • Learn how assessment and running records, as well as anecdotal evidence, help inform our instruction in guided reading.
  • 79. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 10/2/2019 to 1/27/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    80. Grade 3, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND 1 (4-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/2/2019 to 3/2/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 3 trainings are a series of four workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 3 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions. IMPORTANT: Security is a priority at Rockland BOCES. When you arrive on campus please be prepared to stop at the first Stop sign and show your ID to our Security Officer. The Security Officer will then direct you to the designated parking lot on your right or behind building 4.

    81. Leading a Developmentally-Responsive Middle School in the 21st Century

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Middle School Leaders

    Dates: 10/2/2019

    This session is designed to engage middle school principals in a discussion about the developmental changes and unique needs of the young adolescent, as well as the current challenges (school safety, digital learning) facing middle school leaders and their staff. Presenters provide an overview of the research on the period of early adolescence and how middle schools have been designed to be developmentally responsive.

    82. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators who will serve as lead evaluators for the first time in 2019-2020

    Dates: 10/2/2019 to 12/3/2019

    The goal of this workshop series is to inspire lead evaluators to support teacher and student growth through the required state evaluation system while reflecting on the skills, concepts, dispositions, and behaviors of highly effective lead evaluators.

    The emphasis of the series will be on the change process, current research on growth-producing feedback, development of Student Learning Objectives, inter-rater reliability, and considerations for observing classrooms with students with disabilities and English as a New Language students. This series allows a district to certify participants (required in APPR plans) as lead evaluators prior to completing teacher evaluations.

    83. Regional Institute for School Business Leaders

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School Business Leaders

    Dates: 10/2/2019

    Explore the multi-faceted role of the school business leader. This offering is a customized learning experience aimed at the professional and personal growth of regional school business leaders. Panel and workshop topics include:
    • Long range facilities planning for the 21st Century
    • Facilities and transportation directors: building a partnership with business leaders through support and collaboration
    • Setting up accounting for capital projects and new state procedures
    • Accessing aid for STAC and ESY planning
    • Coordinating a successful school lunch program
    • Motivating staff to embrace the mission

    84. Fundations® Level K

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/3/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education kindergarten teachers, special education teachers, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 85. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session B (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/28/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    86. Grade K, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/29/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    87. What Leaders Do to Build a Strong Adult Professional Culture

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/7/2020

    A strong Adult Professional Culture (APC) is key to building effective teams and creating an atmosphere of support and collegiality in our schools. Research shows that solid norms of behavior between adults actually impacts and improves student results. Research also shows that it all begins with TRUST. So how do successful leaders create a foundation of trust? What do they do in everyday behavior that results in it? And how, in turn, do their actions strengthen culture and lead to trust among colleagues? In this workshop, participants explore these questions, develop tools to self-assess, and learn tips, techniques, and strategies to take their leadership and team-building skills to the next level. Topics include:
    • Interpersonal skills that build trust
    • Fostering open and honest communication when dealing with conflict
    • Nurturing joint responsibility for student results
    • Vulnerability and risk-taking
    • Creating an atmosphere of appreciation and recognition

    88. Science Coordinators Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Middle and high school teachers, and district administrators for science and technology

    Dates: 10/3/2019 to 4/27/2020

    The goals of this year's meetings are to continue building the network of science leaders throughout the Lower Hudson Valley region, delve into the P-12 New York State Science Learning Standards, and explore and discuss any topics of interest to the group.

    Four meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics, as well as perennial favorites. Participants will be contacted in advance for input towards the discussion topics of each meeting, and will be able to communicate with the facilitator and other participants using the science coordinators listserv/Google Group.

    We look forward to contacting experts when appropriate to assist our group.

    This year there will be a particular focus on unpacking, understanding, and planning for implementation of the adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). There will also be continued updates on the NYSSLS as we receive them from NYSED.

    Member-generated agenda items have included the following:
    -APPR/SLOs
    -Curriculum mapping
    -AP enrollment
    -Latest technology for science classrooms
    -State Education Department updates
    -Potential grant funding
    -Science competitions (local/regional/national)
    -New course offerings
    -Industry internships/awards/visitations
    -Scholarships
    -Teacher mentoring
    -STANYS.

    89. High School Leaders: Fall Law Update

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: High School Principals

    Dates: 10/3/2019

    New
    Join the PNW High School Principals Association for a legal update designed specifically around high school issues. Attorneys David Shaw and Beth Sims of Shaw, Perelson, May, and Lambert, LLP. will be the presenters. In advance of this event, participants will be invited to share questions and topics of interest with the attorneys so that the evening can be tailored to the specific needs of the attendees. Principals are encouraged to bring their assistant principals. In addition to being highly informative, the event will provide a great opportunity to network with other area high school administrators. A sit-down dinner will be provided by the PNW High School Principals Association at Peter Pratts Inn in Yorktown Heights. Member only registration.

    90. Fundations® Level 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/4/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 1. The Fundations Level 1 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 1 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.

    Workshop Topics
  • Underlying principles of Fundations
  • How the Fundations daily lesson plans and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
  • Practical guidelines for implementation
  • Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level

    Target Audience: General education, special education, and reading teachers for grade 1, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy


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

  • 91. Grade K, Unit Workshops Session B (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 10/4/2019 to 1/30/2020

    New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Kindergarten trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the redesigned Grade K curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals at the training sessions.

    92. Social Studies K-12 Administrative Briefing

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Administrators, social studies department chairs, and lead teachers

    Dates: 10/4/2019

    With the New York State Social Studies Framework now firmly in place, districts have begun to grapple with the curriculum and instructional shifts (K-12) required in order to prepare students for the new Regents assessments at the commencement level.

    Join us for a morning of updates and inquiry as we:
    - Explore the most recent information from NYSED, share best practices for making instructional shifts K-12
    - Learn about regional opportunities for teachers and administrators to continue the work
    - Review how the SS/ELA curriculum continues to evolve to meet the needs of K-8 teachers across NY State.

    93. STEM/STEAM Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and administrators serving in informal or formal STEM/STEAM leadership roles

    Dates: 10/4/2019 to 5/4/2020

    Let's talk about STEM and STEAM.

    This collegial circle group is comprised of informal and formal STEM and STEAM Leaders. Informal leaders include classroom teachers from every grade level as well as coaches with a passion for mathematics, science, and the applied arts, which includes engineering and career and technical education (CTE). Formal leaders include district and building leaders who have a science, mathematics, or CTE leadership role in their school(s).

    The goals of this year's meetings are to continue growing the network of STEM and STEAM leaders throughout the Lower Hudson Valley region and to explore and discuss any and all topics of interest to the group members.

    Four meetings will be held with participant-driven agendas that will include current topics, as well as standing agenda items. Participants created shared content last year to keep one another apprised of STEM and STEAM related events in the region. Participants also recommended and facilitated school site visits last year to exemplar STEM and STEAM district programs.

    Potential agenda items may include the following:
    - How can you start or grow a STEM or STEAM Night in your school?
    - Where do we find appropriate curricula or curricular resources?
    - How do we start or grow industry partnerships?
    - How do we grow and support vertical articulation among STEM and STEAM programs within our own district?

    94. Writing About Reading: Learning More About the Reader's Notebook and the Demonstration Notebook (Grades 2-8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers in grades K - 8, literacy specialists, instructional coaches

    Dates: 10/4/2019

    A Reader's Notebook is a place for readers to capture and grow their thinking about the texts they are reading, and the conversations they are having with other readers. Students should be taught and offered a variety of ways to hold onto and develop their ideas. We want our notebooks to be tools of thought- inclusive of authentic examples of readers responding, reacting, and reflecting about what they read.

    During this workshop, teachers will learn more about how to effectively embed the reader's notebook into their students' independent practices. Teachers will learn how to use a Demonstration Notebook for modeling, differentiating different learning and executive functioning styles, and co-creating different organizational structures with small or large groups of students.

    This session will be a combination of presentation and "make and take." Teachers will be provided with a blank Demonstration Notebook as part of the course, and will walk away with a variety of models that can be embedded into their teaching throughout the school year.

    95. Assessment Institute for Teachers of Global History and Geography: Day 1 - Constructed Response Questions

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of Global History and Geography

    Dates: 10/7/2019

    This two-day institute is designed to review two of the three tasks included in the new Framework-based assessment and create a bank of assessment questions that can be used to measure student understanding of the Global History and Geography practices and content embedded in these tasks.

    Teachers may choose to attend both days of the Institute or attend single sessions. Teachers can bring electronic devices to access documents; devices will also be available. Attendance at one or both sessions will allow teachers to access all work created in the Institute.

    96. Fostering Action Civics with Generation Citizen

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders hoping to foster greater civic engagement in students

    Dates: 10/7/2019

    Growing civically-minded and engaged learners doesn't happen by itself. Nor does it happen overnight. Rather, it requires a constant commitment to democracy, voice, and community-building.

    In this session, led by the team from Generation Citizen, teachers and leaders will have the opportunity to explore the approach designed by Generation Citizen to foster action-taking, civically-engaged members of society. Through a focus on cultivating democratic classrooms, enhancing learner voice, and building community and consensus, educators will have the opportunity to engage in the action civics process and learn strategies to utilize with students to make civic engagement a common way of being.

    97. Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: Units of Study in Writing K - 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Classroom teachers, school leaders, reading coaches, literacy coaches, curriculum leaders, ELA department leaders

    Dates: 10/7/2019

    During the writing workshop, students are invited to live, work and learn as writers. They observe their lives and the world around them while collecting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing well-crafted narrative and expository texts. Participants in this program will be brought behind the scenes of the Reading & Writing Project's Units of Study for Teaching Opinion, Informational, and Narrative Writing, and will learn the series' underlying methods, principals and progressions.


    This workshop offers detailed support in the foundations of reading and writing workshop, including ways to design units of study, teach minilessons, and lead small group work. These workshops also focus on the importance of data-driven, assessment based instruction, and understanding trajectories of skill development.


    Suggested materials: 2015 Units of Study books; books can be purchased here: http://www.heinemann.com/products/E04717.aspx

    98. Elementary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Elementary social studies lead teachers, social studies district or building administrators

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 3/25/2020

    If you have been in the Elementary Social Studies Leaders Group please join us and continue the journey. If you have yet to join, now is the time. The New York State Education Department is emphasizing the importance of social studies beginning in kindergarten now more than ever. Come and join your colleagues as we continue to look at how we can incorporate the social studies practices into our work. We will explore:
    -What can we realistically do given the limited time for elementary social studies?
    -How do we implement the Practices that deal with historical or geographic context?
    -How can we really merge social studies and the Next Generation ELA Standards in our lessons?
    -What new resources have been developed to aid us in the implementation of the Framework and the Field Guide?
    -What are the implications of the new Regents Assessment Prototypes for elementary teachers?

    We will again have a joint meeting with our secondary colleagues, this time at the start of the year. Together we will explore how what we do in the elementary grades lays a foundation for future learning. We will have the chance to learn more about social studies at the different levels, and we hope to have a guest educator join us to share his/her expertise!

    99. Modeling Metacognition: Building Reading Comprehension in K-5 Classrooms

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K - 5 teachers, instructional coaches, reading specialists, teacher-leaders, building and district administrators

    Dates: 10/8/2019

    Purposeful readers think about their own reading as they navigate through a text. Join this workshop to learn how to build students' comprehension and metacognition. Teachers will focus on think alouds, and learn an easy-to-implement three-step planning process. Make the most of your read alouds by thinking BIG so your students will internalize reading strategies!


    At the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Be versed in the research supporting think alouds and understand the theoretical framework underpinning think alouds.
  • Evaluate and differentiate between effective think alouds and not-so-effective think alouds.
  • Learn a three-step process to planning effective think alouds.
  • Apply each step to authentic literature to plan their own think aloud across grade level, text genre, and content areas.
  • 100. Secondary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies leaders

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 4/2/2020

    Are our students prepared for the changes that will continue to come to Social Studies?

    We are now entering the final stages of preparing our students for the introduction of New York State's latest model of social studies assessments based on evidence-centered design.

    October, December, and March meetings will keep us informed of the most current information being shared by New York State.

    Has your classroom instruction adapted to the shifts promoted by the state? Have you incorporated primary and secondary sources into your curriculum? Have you integrated the social studies practices into your lessons? During these sessions, members will share ideas and opinions about the latest issues affecting the field, and engage in collegial conversation about preparing all levels of learners for the exciting changes in instruction and assessment they are about to experience.

    101. Office Staff Webinar Series

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 10/8/2019 to 5/5/2020

    New
    This lunch and learn webinar series is for participants interested in taking their offi ce skills to the next level. Topics include:
    • Creative approaches to collaboration using technology in the post e-mail era. (Microsoft, Google, or third-party applications.)
    • The role of offi ce staff members in school safety
    • Establishing strong communication skills to improve customer service
    • Introduction to pivot tables in Excel
    • Creating effective presentations
    • Developing a personal writing style and document look
    • Using Google to create an intranet site