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1. Wraparound: Intensive Behavioral & Mental Health Supports

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/22/2019

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This training session will provide an overview of the systems, data, and practices of the wraparound process as a Tier III/Tertiary Level Intervention. Primary focus will be on increasing implementers' knowledge and fluency with the wraparound process, including development of individual teams and plans that are strength-based and tailored to the comprehensive need of each student/family. Emphasis will be given to the intensive, comprehensive wraparound process of supporting and planning for the "whole child" & "whole family."

PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED State Board for Social Worker as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0127).

PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED State Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors(#MHC-0117).

PNW BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.

A light breakfast and lunch is included.

Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

2. Assistive Tech: TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC November 2019

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 11/22/2019

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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.

3. Addressing Government Within the New United States History and Government Framework

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Social studies teachers in grades 7, 8, and 11, social studies department chairs

Dates: 11/25/2019

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This workshop will demonstrate how to examine constitutional issues (a major course theme) within the context of specific developments in United States History.

Participants will explore (in historical context)* the following issues: - Constitutional principles
- Powers of Congress
- Roles of the president
- Expansion of presidential powers
- Supreme Court as interpreter of the Constitution
- Individual rights
- Extension of civil rights
- Development of political parties.

*The specifications in the 11th grade Framework will inform the selection of historical examples. However, the examination of the content would be useful for teachers of grades 7 and 8 as well.

Note: Please bring recommendations of print and electronic resources in U.S. History that you have found helpful to share with the other participants.

4. Elementary Co-Teaching

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 4/23/2020

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The three-day workshop series for ELEMENTARY Co-Teachers includes: Day 1: Understanding the six Co-Teaching Models, Co-Teaching Structures and Effective Collaboration Techniques Day 2: Inclusive Lesson Planning for the Whole Group & the Individual Student Day 3: Adaptive Materials to Support Diverse Learners in Least Restrictive Environments Participants will be provided with strategies, structures and resources to apply in their classrooms in between sessions, with the expectation of sharing experiences and outcomes at each subsequent session. Participants are expected to attend all sessions with their co-teacher(s). Lunch will be provided. Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

5. Secondary Co-Teaching

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 3/26/2020

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The three-day workshop series for SECONDARY Co-Teachers includes: Day 1: Understanding Instructional Barriers, Co-Teaching Structures and Effective Collaboration Techniques Days 2 & 3: Understanding the foundations of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Multi-Sensory Instruction and Whole Group Strategies to Support Access for Students with Diverse Learning Styles Participants will be provided with strategies, structures and resources to apply in their classrooms in between sessions, with the expectation of sharing experiences and outcomes at each subsequent session. Participants are expected to attend all sessions with their co-teacher(s). Lunch will be provided. Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

6. An Educator's Guide for Migrant Students, Trauma & Social Emotional Learning

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/25/2019

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When children are impacted by stress and trauma, supports must be provided to develop various skills in order to even begin to tackle the aftermath of these experiences. This workshop will build participants' awareness of the various traumas and stresses that can affect many of our students, specifically undocumented migrant students. We will identify practical classroom strategies for incorporating social emotional learning to support both teachers and students.

Lunch will be provided.

Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop. This workshop will be repeated on 3/13/2020. Please see listing.

7. Think Tank: Teacher Teams

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: Teachers, Technologists

Dates: 11/25/2019 to 3/3/2020

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This Think Tank will focus on modifying an existing instructional unit by incorporating technology. Sending pairs of teachers is strongly encouraged. Participants will complete this work during our sessions, implement their plans, and share results. This Think Tank is 2 half days and 1 full day. (Districts will only be charged for seats beyond their Model Schools membership allotment.)

8. Best Practices for Clinicians:Transition Planning for Diverse Populations

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/25/2019

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When planning for life after high school, the student's team must take a variety of factors into consideration to help articulate and support the best plan for every student. Students are culturally, linguistically, economically, and academically diverse. This session will provide a brief overview of considerations for supporting our diverse students in transition planning.

Social Workers: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Worker as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0127).

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0117).

Credits will be awarded upon completion of an evaluation form.

Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

Please arrive early to allow time for parking and registration.

9. Writing in Science

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 12/2/2019

Science is a content area built around doing. ~ And that doing involves everything from thinking, to experimenting, to writing. ~ In fact, science is as filled with opportunities for reading and writing as any other content area, and a large part of the doing of science requires the putting of words to paper (or screen) and/or the drawing of figures and diagrams. ~ In this workshop, participants will explore a number of ways to help learners of all ages become scientific writers, equally as engaged in running tests as reflecting on their learning. ~ Attendees will explore a variety of simple and detailed writing prompts, investigate methods to shift from more standard types of lab reporting to more inquiry-based formats, and consider opportunities for deeper writing throughout the science curriculum, in particular, Science 21.

10. Integrated Co-Teaching for English Language Learners

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 12/2/2019

Through an interactive presentation approach, video demonstrations and hands-on activities, participants will gain a practical understanding of the 6 co-teaching models, using Marilyn Friend's and Honigsfeld & Dove's frameworks for collaborative instruction. Co-teachers will learn when and how to use the models presented, and will also be introduced to resources to help them differentiate between ENL Teacher instructional foci and Content Teacher instructional foci. Participants will receive a template for collaborative planning, and time to start planning within the cloud using the resources presented.

By the end of this session, participants will understand:

  • What the 6 integrated co-teaching models are and how they differ
  • How to decide which co-teaching models to best utilize in any given lesson
  • How ENL and Content teachers can leverage their expertise to deliver instruction together
  • The elements of effective ENL co-planning
  • How to use resources to assist in co-planning language and content instruction

    Lunch will be provided.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

  • 11. Supporting ALL Students Within the Workshop Structure

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    Do you ever find yourself wondering how to support certain students within your Reading/Writing Workshop? At one time or another, every student has probably said something like, "How long am I supposed to work for?!", "I'm done!", "I learned all these strategies last year!", "I tried that already; it's not working!", or sometimes, silence, (or a head down on the table,) says everything.

    Most students benefit from modifications within the workshop structure and in our workshop, teachers will build upon their repertoire of strategies to help better meet the needs of students who require extra support or need to be challenged further. The workshop will focus on students who excel above grade level expectations, as well as students with IEPs and English Language Learners; but many of these strategies will be applicable to all!

    12. Supporting New Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, and Human Resource Directors

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    This program is designed to aid and guide superintendents and assistant superintendents in supporting new principals in their districts. Participants will discuss factors to consider when setting a new principal up for success, including:
    • Adapting to a new culture/system
    • Empathy for the learning curve
    • Office/team management
    • Building relationships
    • Developing a culture of trust

    13. Tech Tuesday: Seek and Share -- December-- Infusing iPad Apps in Elementary Instruction

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members:Elementary Teachers, Technologists, Administrators

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    Join us to discuss how to infuse the use of iPads and iPad apps in your elementary classroom instruction with an eye on increased student achievement. We are please to be co-presenting this session with Apple. This morning 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.)

    14. New CPSE Chairperson Training - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    The purpose of this training is to provide CPSE Chairpersons with an understanding of Part 200 regulations and effective practices for CPSE chairs. This workshop is open only to those people who have recently attended the New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training. Specific areas of focus will include: 1) CPSE responsibilities related to procedures specific to referral, evaluation, eligibility, recommendation, and continuum of services for preschool students with disabilities; 2) CPSE timelines; 3) Parent education and involvement in the CPSE; and 4) State Performance Plan (SPP) indicators relating to pre-school.

    15. Drug Free Workplace Workshop

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    In this two-hour training, school leaders will learn to:

    • Understand the basics of substance abuse and the effects

    • Recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse (reasonable suspicion)

    • Effectively manage situations with employees who have substance abuse problems

    • Implement the substance abuse policy and specific procedures involved in managing an employee with a substance abuse problem We will use interactive group exercises such as role-playing with real-life scenarios, so that supervisors will gain a sense of confidence when confronted with an employee who may be using drugs or alcohol.

    16. Present and Practice - DAY 2

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Building leaders, administrative assistants and teachers

    Dates: 12/3/2019

    Are you interested in developing and enhancing your facilitation skills and presentation skills. Presenting can be a daunting task, and some speakers, from beginners to experts, need regular practice in order to feel comfortable with speaking and presenting publicly. Join us for a safe, collegial environment in which to develop and practice facilitation and presentation skills!

    17. Fund Balance Management

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/4/2019

    Understanding fund balance is a key factor in sound budget management and assists with determining how reserves are funded. This workshop takes an in-depth look at the steps to calculate an initial fund balance projection and simple procedures to update it monthly.

    18. Manhattanville College Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership - Information Session

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Those interested in attaining a doctorate degree

    Dates: 12/4/2019

    SIGNATURE EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PATHWAY Our innovative professional practice Ed.D. is designed to meet the needs of practicing and aspiring leaders in any educational context who want to be a catalyst to improve student learning, build strong partnerships, influence professional and policy-making communities, and restore public confidence in education. The scholar-practitioner curriculum model focuses on leading learning organizations, developing self and others, and participation in responsive education programs. DISSERTATION COMPLETION PATHWAY The Executive Ed.D. is designed specifically for those who were enrolled in an accredited educational leadership doctoral program and completed all requirements but the dissertation (ABD). This 20-credit program of study (assuming 39 doctoral level credits can be transferred) provides an individualized experience, with a focus on current problems of practice, the dissertation process, and research in educational leadership. The Executive Ed.D. provides an optimal 18-24 month period of time in which to complete the degree.

    19. Transition Planning: Take a Tour! Yes She Can - Girl AGain

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 12/5/2019

    Do you want to learn more about programs, services and educational opportunities available to high school students and young adults with disabilities? WE-CAN (Westchester Educators and Community Agencies Network) meets throughout the year to tour organizations throughout Westchester. You will actually see programs in progress, meet providers, learn about the eligibility and referral process, and network with educators from other districts.




    • ORGANIZATION: Girl AGain - A non-profit business staffed by young women (high school graduates) with autism and related learning and social disabilities.


    • TOPIC: Transition-to-Work Program - Discover how young woman are developing social and business skills in a workplace setting. You will actually see the Girl AGain boutique and learn about the program - its mission, the workers, the service, the benefit to the community and more!

    This tour is being offered three times. Please register for one date: Dec. 5, Jan. 16 or Feb. 13. Enrollment is limited.

    Girl AGain Boutique is located at 4 Martine Avenue, #2B, White Plains, NY 10606. Parking is available in the Seasons Garage at the same address: 4 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY

    20. SMART Learning Suite Online

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: PNWBOCES Teachers

    Dates: 12/5/2019

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    Join us for an opportunity to learn about the SMART Learning Suite Online. As part of this introductory training, you will be given an account. This opportunity is for PNWBOCES staff only.

    21. World Language Regional Conference

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders supporting the World Languages

    Dates: 12/6/2019

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    Please join World Language teachers and leaders across the region for the annual Curriculum Center Regional Conference. This year's conference will have a K-12 focus, with breakout sessions highlighting regional expertise and connected to the ACTFL standards of communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

    This year's Conference will include a keynote and learning session led by Paul Sandrock, ACTFL's Education Director. In addition, educators from across the region will be sharing instructional strategies and practices K-12 in the World Languages field.

    Along with a keynote and various learning sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to debrief on their learning with others in attendance.

    22. Living History - Historical Expeditions: The Gilded Age and New York City

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All Elementary, Social Studies, Science, English and Special Education Educators (grades k – 12)

    Dates: 12/6/2019 to 12/7/2019

    In the United States the Gilded Age spanned from the 1870s until the dawn of the twentieth century. The term "Gilded Age" was coined by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner, as a contemporaneous criticism of the hidden inequality of the age. It was a comment on the splendor and gold harnessed by financial moguls of the time carefully disguising the social problems plaguing the United States. Americans who became wealthy celebrated in ostentatious ways, never before seen, choosing to spend their leisure hours at the New York opera or theater. Increased industrialization especially in New York brought with it the development of new inventions and an indulgent commercial society. Captains of Industry (or Robber Barons) such as JP Morgan and Henry Clay Frick chose to make New York their home.

    This course will take place over two days. Part of the course will take place at Carmel High School on Friday, December 6th and will include a lecture and multimedia presentation about the Gilded Age and New York City. The next day will be spent at site visitations to the Frick Collection and the Morgan Library and Museum in Manhattan.

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    Note:

  • Participants will be responsible for all travel expenses, meals and tours (the tours will cost $80.00)
  • The cost of the tours will be paid to the instructor 2 months before the class begins and is non-refundable
  • The $80.00 for the tours is NOT included in the $150.00 registration fee
  • 23. Author's Purpose and Craft: Reading Like a Writer

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 12/9/2019

    "In order for students to grow in their ability to craft a particular genre, they need to be immersed in opportunities to read, write, discuss, and look closely at the genre" (What Research Says about Writing, NCTE, 2006). Contemplating why author's write and analyzing how they write using authentic texts will positively impact student writing. In a writing community students share and learn techniques from one another other and from beloved authors.
    The content of this workshop includes an introduction to the following topics:
  • Texts that Teach: Selecting Mentor Texts
  • What Moves Authors to Write?
  • Unpacking Author's Craft: Text Structure, Word Choice/Literary Language, and Conventions
  • Understanding WHY Author's Make the Choices They Do
  • Author's Voice
  • Analyzing Student Writing: Spotlight on Purpose and Craft
  • 24. Introduction to Restorative Practices and the Art of Circle Keeping

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders wanting to utilize restorative practices in their classrooms, schools, and districts

    Dates: 12/10/2019 to 5/29/2020

    During this workshop, participants will develop their capacity around the framework for restorative practices. These practices work on building community and responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to understanding, and making things right. Using these methods consistently will help to create calmer, more focused classrooms. Teachers who use these methods often find that the overall proportion of time dedicated to managing behavior is reduced, which means that more instructional time becomes available.

    During the second day of the workshop series, participants will practice the art of circle keeping. Cohort members will leave this training with the skills necessary for being a circle facilitator in a classroom or community. Restorative practices work toward strengthening communities and can help set things right when the integrity of the community has been challenged by harmful behaviors. When people come together for restorative interactions, they sit in circles and engage in thoughtful dialogue with the intention of developing authentic relationships. Circle dialogue is a fundamental element of restorative interactions and the restorative process. Classroom circles support the two main goals of restorative practices: building community and repairing harms through dialogue to set things right.

    25. Navigating the Multigenerational Workforce for School Leaders

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 12/10/2019

    In school districts today, there could be four or five generations (Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionalists) of employees working together. It is vital to know how to communicate, coach, motivate, and provide feedback for employees in each generation. Participants will discuss strategies to engage and retain employees by generation.

    26. SEL Practices that Incorporate Technology

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers, educational technologists, and instructional leaders interested in focusing on how technology can help address SEL initiatives

    Dates: 12/11/2019 to 1/14/2020

    Meeting the needs of all students in the classroom is of the utmost importance, and technology provides powerful opportunities for differentiating instruction to do just that.

    This two-day workshop will offer participants an opportunity to study how to use educational technology to leverage SEL and build social emotional learning in the classroom. Participants will explore how to provide students with access to a variety of technology tools that support the five core competencies of SEL and will have time to create tools that put the focus on the whole learner. The workshop will be conducted as a differentiated, active learning environment in which teachers will engage from a variety of options for building their skills.

    27. Supporting Struggling Learners Through Graphing Calculator Usage

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary teachers of Regents level courses

    Dates: 12/11/2019

    Do you have struggling students in a Regents class? Did you know that you can strengthen success on the exam through the use of the TI Nspire? Anywhere between 15 and 21 questions can be answered effectively by utilizing functions of the NSpire. Students with the Nspire see great improvement in their scores as it emphasizes students having an understanding of tool use as much as memorizing algorithms and formulas.

    In this half-day workshop, teachers will work with the to TI Nspire and Nspire navigator to look at applications for class, test prep, and outside activities they can use for their courses. Regents prep, dynamic software activities, and motivation (as well as classroom management) are all functionalities of the Nspire tool.

    28. Civilian Response to Active Shooter (CRASE) Training

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. This training will be conducted by members of the Westchester County Police Dept.

    29. The Legal Rights of Transgender and Sexually Fluid Students: What Every School Leader Should Know

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 12/12/2019

    The rights of transgender and nonconforming students continue to raise questions for school district offi cials. This workshop, which contains updated information and resources, is a combination of presentation, discussion, hypotheticals, and group participation. Topics include:
    • Legal definitions
    • Current status of State and Federal Law
    • Use of pronouns
    • Student records
    • Other issues of concern, including use of restrooms and locker rooms and participation in interscholastic sports, field trips, and overnights
    Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities

    Inter-agency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living.

    Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies.

    Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community.

    Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school.

    Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning.

    Moving Beyond Marking the Text: This module will demonstrate the importance of establishing a reading purpose that not only addresses content knowledge but also academic thinking skills. Participants will have the opportunity to practice creating a reading purpose as well as understand the three phases of the Gradual Release of Responsibility for Marking the Text.

    Upon completion of this session, participants will examine AVID's revised Critical Reading Process to develop a better understanding of how to teach students what it means to mark the text like a content expert, emphasizing the integration of Academic Thinking Skills and intentionally aligning markings with the reading purpose.

    WICOR to Raise the Rigor:Rigor is a concept that is frequently mentioned and often misunderstood. This module allows participants to explore and define academic rigor and to examine how the elements of WICOR-Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading-can be used independently and in combination with one another to increase students' access to rigorous learning experiences. Through engaging in a virtual classroom visit, participants will be able to observe the intersection between rigor and WICOR and reflect on the impact on student learning. Finally, participants will apply their learning as they plan a rigorous lesson of their own and then give and receive effective feedback about the lessons planned. Participants will experience the focused note-taking process as they process their learning throughout the session.Upon completion of this session,participants will be able to enhance the rigor of a lesson by thoughtfully employing WICOR strategies to achieve the desired learning outcomes.

    Coffee/light breakfast and lunch are included.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    32. Developing and Using Models-Strategies for Understanding and Assessment

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K-6

    Dates: 12/13/2019

    Can you identify student misconceptions? Can your students critique the accuracy of a model water cycle or volcano? Explore how the creation of physical or conceptual models can support student success in high stakes testing and long term learning. In this workshop you will learn to use models to probe student ideas. Strategies will include concept cartoons, quick writes and physical models. Participants will learn how to create their own cartoons for student use. Positively no artistic skill required! We will explore sources of confusion if students look at diagrams, models, cutaways and images used in textbooks. You will take away examples for teaching visual literacy and assessing student comprehension.

    33. Explicit Direct Instruction-The Key to Effective Lessons 2-Day - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 12/13/2019 to 12/19/2019

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    Effective teaching and efficient use of limited instructional time in classrooms are critical to improve outcomes for our students. In this two-day training, participants will learn the key components of Explicit Direct Instruction, a research based framework for developing and delivering classroom lessons to students of all abilities which has proven to be especially effective for students with disabilities. Participants will leave with a portfolio of specific strategies they can immediately implement in their classrooms, as well as the tools for creating lessons across all content areas that are engaging, rigorous and effective. *Participants are asked to bring a lesson completed in the recent past to develop as an Explicit lesson.
    The Council for Economic Education is excited to present a FREE full day workshop (6 CTLE Credits) for high school teachers of Social Studies, Business, Family and Consumer Science, and Career and Technical Education. Participants will explore the Council's extensive resources while digging deeply into five specific modules designed to prepare students for post-secondary success:
    • Leadership and Ethics
    • Business Communication and Technological Innovations
    • Credit and Loans
    • Insurance
    • Taxes Please Join Marsha Iverson and colleagues from around the region to learn together and take advantage of the resources and expertise provided by the Council for Economic Education.

    35. NYS Recertification for Lead Evaluators of Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Leaders who have previously been certified

    Dates: 12/16/2019

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    This training reviews the State's vision for Lead Evaluators of Principals and addresses the following four State required certifi cation elements:
    • ISLLC standards and their related functions
    • Evidence-based observation techniques grounded in research
    • Application and use of approved teacher and/or principal practice rubric(s) selected by the district or BOCES for use in evaluations
    • Application and use of other assessment tools

    36. Practicing the Practice: Asking Questions and Defining Problems

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3-6

    Dates: 12/16/2019

    In this workshop, we will be exploring the Science and Engineering Practice (SEP) of Asking Questions and defining problems. How do you help students develop questions? What types of instructional practices help students form questions? Can this SEP help my instruction in other disciplines like ELA and Math? How can I support students as they define an engineering problem? Participants will explore some techniques that help students to formulate scientific questions that can be investigated. This experiential workshop will give participants the experience of forming questions around a topic. We will also practice defining an engineering problem by exploring scenarios that lead to divergent solutions. Group discussion will be afforded at multiple times to determine ways that this practice can enhance not only science instruction, but other disciplines. Bring your thinking caps!

    37. Naviance User Group Conference @ PNW BOCES

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: Guidance Department Staff including Administrators

    Dates: 12/16/2019

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    Join us for an opportunity to learn about and explore Naviance. This session will include time to review detailed usage reports from your district, a review of the comprehensive guidance plan, scope and sequence design, alumni data training, data security, updates, and new features. Lunch will be provided by Naviance. (Please be sure to register as districts reports will be generated and provided by Naviance.)

    38. Regional ENL Forum: When ELLs Struggle

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 12/16/2019

    ELLs may struggle in school for a variety of reasons. In this session, we will examine causes and explore steps to take to support ELLs who are struggling academically, socially, and/or behaviorally. Participants will have several more strategies in their toolkits to support ELLs when they struggle.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    Please arrive early to allow time for parking and registration.

    39. The Principal as an Instructional Leader

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

    Dates: 12/17/2019

    The demands of the principalship are constantly evolving to take on more and more of an instructional lens. However, principals need to navigate the balance between demands of the building and the role of instructional leader. In this workshop, participants study ways to:
    • Put a professional learning stance to observation and evaluation Develop strategies to serve as an instructional coach while supervising the day-to-day building functions
    • Nurture the learner within themselves

    40. Two-for-One Teaching: Integrating Social Emotional Learning into Academic Instruction

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Middle and high school teachers as well as administrators responsible for various disciplines

    Dates: 12/17/2019 to 1/21/2020

    Alongside community-building or advisory lessons, we can use the academic tasks our students already do-their lessons, discussions, and assignments-as opportunities for them to explore and enact their values. Building bridges in science class can be a context for learning how to collaborate. Writing a paper on the French Revolution can be a context for opening up about what matters. Revising a drawing can be a context for learning to persist in the face of struggle. Not only are students doing meaningful academic work; they're also learning how they want to approach their education, their work, their surroundings, and each other.

    In this two-day workshop series, participants will learn protocols that incorporate values work into academic units and design on-ramps into units of study that allow social emotional learning to play an integrated role in discipline work, rather than be seen as an additional initiative. Informed by evidence-based psychological science, the workshop will involve writing, drawing, food metaphors, relational frame theory, making stuff you can use, serious discussions about values and vulnerabilities, and empowering students to become the people they want to be.

    After learning each protocol through modeling and doing, participants will reflect on the process and see an example of what it looks like in the classroom. Then, based on elements of what the group has explored, educators will create materials to allow the use of the protocols with students. Along the way, participants will discover some of the psychological science of empowering students to discover and do what matters to them, and the group will learn how to structure units to incorporate SEL into every phase and stage.

    41. **INVITATION ONLY** Team Implementation Guidance - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 12/17/2019

    This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) while receiving support and consultation from the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) specialists.

    Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists are available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

    *Please note that this is a work session. School teams should determine what they would like to work on and bring the appropriate materials with them.*

    Presenter's Recommendation: Sign-up for the Team Implementation Guidance Breakout Session in the afternoon to extend your work.

    The Breakout session is a follow-up to the morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) session. The TIG Breakout provides schools with individual team time to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of multi-tiered systems of behavioral support / PBIS. Please let the RPC specialists know if you need assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus.

    *Please note that this is a work session. School teams should determine what they would like to work on and bring the appropriate materials with them.*

    43. SLS Network Meeting: High-Interest Student Resources

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 12/17/2019

    Learn about and share high-interest resources for engaging student at all levels. Please come prepared with sample books and other resources.

    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-11:00 am *Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 1:00 pm-3:00 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.

    44. Library Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 12/17/2019

    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 *Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 3:00 pm-4:30 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

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 12/18/2019

    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.

    46. Teaching Hard History in Grades 7-12

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 7 - 12 social studies teachers and leaders

    Dates: 12/18/2019

    Social Studies is a content area that fosters opportunities for educators to practice culturally-responsive pedagogy on a daily basis. Yet, when it comes to connecting to student self-identity, race, and individual culture, many of our classrooms are falling short.

    This workshop will answer the compelling question: How can we ensure our classrooms foster culturally-responsive pedagogy to support action civics? Through engaging activities and collegial discussions, lessons and strategies developed to address hard history topics will be shared. This workshop aims to encourage dialogue among educators to increase culturally-responsive pedagogy strategies in their classroom for student self-, national-, and global-awareness that support action civics.

    47. Tips and Tricks to Successful Grant Writing 101

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district leaders

    Dates: 12/18/2019

    In this half-day learning session, participants will have the opportunity to explore elements of effective grant writing. This session will include strategies on:
    - Preliminary steps and preparation of grants
    - Identifying and selecting RFPs/grant opportunities that would be valuable uses of resources
    - Needs assessment/data to put to use
    - Program narrative/structure and guidelines for grant writing
    - Grant evaluation - Sample grants for review and analysis.

    48. Tips and Tricks to Successful Grant Writing 102

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district leaders

    Dates: 12/18/2019

    In this half-day learning session, participants will have the opportunity to work through the grant application and writing process working in partnership with Jon Moscow (participants in the morning introductory session may choose to register for this session as well).

    Bring a grants project you are working on or want to work on, and bring your device. (If you want to access Foundation Center Online Directory to search for foundation grants, you must have your own district account). Jon Moscow will provide hands-on one-on-one coaching on your project.

    Prerequisite: Attendance at Part 1 or previous attendance at May 29, 2019 session.

    Please note that participants should bring their own lunch to this session.

    49. NYSAA Administration Training for ELA, Math and Science

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 12/20/2019

    For all teachers who are administering the NYSAA program's Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based test. This is a full day facilitated training. Each participant will need a laptop and will be engaged in a web-based training that includes final assessments of the teacher. Please make sure that your browsers are up to date and that you have the most recent version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. Please make sure that you have been registered as a USER in the DLM Educator Portal by your district and that you have an active KITE (Student Portal) account. Additionally, Please test your accounts prior to the training to make sure you have access to the NYSAA Training Moodle Site (Click States and choose New York on the Dynamic Learning Maps Home Page). Your username is your DLM email and your password is your email up to but not including the @ symbol. Materials, once they are available, will be emailed to your Directors. PLEASE be sure to bring the needed materials. Limited copies will be available.

    NOTE: There are vending machines on premises for snacks and beverages. Coffee will be provided. There will be a 45-minute lunch break. For convenience and to ensure that the afternoon portion of the session begins and ends on time, it is suggested that you bring a bag lunch and beverage.

    Please contact Fred Santoli at asantoli@pnwboces.org with any questions prior to the training date.

    50. Metamorphosis TLC: Building Math Communities with a Focus on Place Value/Decimals

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers who have worked with Metamorphosis Teaching and Learning Communities previously

    Dates: 1/7/2020 to 1/22/2020

    Teaching Learning Communities (TLCs) are school-based powerful professional learning opportunities. In a TLC, educators have a chance to study lesson design and assess student learning in real time. On Day 1, some time will be spent cultivating a learning community; exploring what it means to teach mathematics from a conceptual perspective; and planning, teaching, and debriefing a lesson in the host classroom.

    On Days 2 and 3, in addition to using the coaching model of plan, co-teach, and debrief shown on Day 1, participants will also have opportunities to assess student thinking using clinical interviews and one-on-one conferences. These assessments will then be used to structure follow-up lessons that can be used to build upon and challenge what students know.

    In between sessions, participants continue the learning of the group, practice what was learned with their own students, and reflect on the benefit of community-curated lessons.

    Note that a light breakfast and lunch will be served each day.

    51. The Adolescent Brain: Implications for Classroom Teaching

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 1/8/2020

    This workshop will provide information about current research findings about brain development during adolescence and how adolescent brain development differs from the brain development of younger children and adults. Discussion will focus on what classroom teachers and school administrators can do to positively impact the brain development of adolescents to prepare them as effectively as possible for the challenges of adulthood. Expected learning outcomes:>p>
  • Identify the time frame during which adolescent brain development is likely to be occurring
  • Describe the unique aspects of brain development that are occurring during adolescence
  • Describe the kinds of problems adolescents are likely to experience that negatively impact classroom learning and production
  • Describe strategies and techniques that teachers can use to increase the likelihood that adolescents will benefit from classroom experiences.

    Social Workers: PNW BOCES is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Workers as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#SW-0127).

    Licensed Mental Health Counselors: BOCES is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0117).

    School Psychologists: PNW BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists (#1120). PNW BOCES maintains responsibility for the program.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    Please arrive early to allow time for parking and registration.

    Lunch will be provided.

  • 52. Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 1/8/2020

    Participants will examine inclusive strategies and practices that foster cultural openness and provide students healthy experiences of sociocultural integration. The teaching activities included seek to allow students to capitalize on their knowledge and heritage as they engage in the learning process and become members of classroom communities.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    Lunch will be provided.

    53. Leading Effective Literacy Practices-Professional Development for Building and District Level Administrators (A Five-Part Series)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district level administrators

    Dates: 1/9/2020 to 5/14/2020

    Building and district-level administrators play an important role in facilitating their schools' development of literate individuals, which is the end goal of all literacy instruction. Gaining a deeper understanding of what it means to be a literate individual in today's world, along with the conditions necessary for students to develop these skills, is essential for administrators who want to lead by example and empower teachers to support student learning and achievement.

    During this course, participants will utilize the professional text What You Need to Know About Leading Effective Literacy Practices to discuss, reflect, read, write, collaborate, listen, and learn about factors that contribute to the most positive outcomes for students. These factors include reading and writing development, building leadership capacity, creating a shared vision and action plan, data-driven decision making, and research-based best practices in literacy instruction.

    The 5 Part Series will Include:

  • Building Schema: Literate Individuals, Standards, Reading and Writing Processes, and Best Practices for Literacy Instruction
  • Essential Professional Practices in a School Community: Collaboration and Reflection
  • Gathering and Analyzing Evidence of Teaching and Learning
  • Creating a Shared Vision and Action Plan
  • Promoting and Sustaining a Culture of Ongoing Growth and Reflection
  • 54. Resolving Conflict and Building Teams - Cornell - Managing Organizational Conflict Series

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

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

    Conflict can have constructive or destructive consequences on both individual and team performance. The difference depends on one's ability to identify and confront these conflicts, resolve them appropriately, and grow wiser and stronger in the process. This interactive workshop, the second in our Cornell Series, provides participants with:
    • An understanding of the nature of conflict in organizations
    • Key approaches for managing conflict
    • Insights into personal conflict management style and ways to enhance conflict resolution effectiveness
    • Strategies and skills to resolve conflicts with individuals and groups

    55. Best Practices for Payroll Staff

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Payroll Clerks and Treasurers

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    Payroll is the heart of the business office operation and accurate payments to employees are of utmost importance. In this workshop, participants review the proper rules of salary pro-ration and SWAIM and explore retirement system reporting best practices for maintaining payroll files.

    56. Best Practices in World Language Education for Teachers

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and supervisors certified in foreign language at the middle and high school level

    Dates: 1/10/2020 to 1/24/2020

    In these two half-day learning sessions, educators will learn how to recognize and support a practical and hands-on, student-centered, proficiency-based world languages classroom using project-based learning through differentiated instruction.

    In the initial session educators will review the national standards, analyze various world language methodologies, and explore how these methodologies can be used as an eclectic approach to design lessons with differentiated instruction.

    Session 2 will continue to focus on this approach with time reserved for project-based learning unit design in which these lessons can be implemented.

    During these two sessions, leaders will explore:
    - Application of national benchmarks in the world languages
    - Research-based ideas to make communication in the target language more engaging for all students
    - Strategies for stimulating and prompting student engagement
    - Model lessons which implement contextualized strategies
    - Models with differentiated activities
    - Project-based learning.

    57. Content Literacy: Engaging Students in Inquiry and Research

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 1/10/2020

    Content literacy encompasses the skills and strategies necessary to acquire content knowledge through the exploration of a variety of texts. We teach students not to memorize disconnected facts but to gather relevant information, sort through this information, and discuss their own and others' perspectives. In other words, we teach students to deeply comprehend and synthesize content. For students to construct meaning and derive usefulness from what they learn, they must be able to retain important information, understand topics and concepts deeply, and actively apply knowledge (Perkins, 1992).


    The content of this workshop includes an introduction to the following topics:

  • Multi-Genre Approach: Selecting a Variety of Authentic Texts to Build Content Understanding
  • Concept/Vocabulary Development
  • Strategies for meeting the challenges of reading and comprehending complex texts.
  • Essential Questions for Close Reading
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Multiple Sources
  • Taking Notes: Gathering and Responding to Relevant Information
  • Synthesis: Sorting and Summarizing
  • Compose, publish, and present findings in various modes (written, verbal, digital, multi-modal)
  • Fourth grade teachers will leave this full-day workshop with completed activities that can be used the following day with their students. These shoebox science kits explore electricity, mass and measure, and temperature. Other activities will cover various aspects of magnetism. These parallel tasks will reinforce and broaden the skills necessary for your students to do well on the E-LST. Participants will review the current format, vocabulary, and concepts presented in the 4th grade Elementary Level Science Test and engage in hands-on activities that parallel the skills presented in the performance part of the test. These activities will allow your students to work at a classroom science center, in small groups, or on an individual basis throughout the school year. *A supply list will be sent to participants so they can construct the hands-on activities during the workshop.

    59. Problem Solving Thinking That Empowers Teaching and Learning

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and building administrators

    Dates: 1/10/2020 to 3/23/2020

    Moving from answer-seeker to problem-solver is a key transition in learning. This two-day learning series will move participants from theory into practice by introducing a system for operationalizing problem solving as part of teaching and learning and by adding value to strategies already in use.

    During Session 1, using the Cycle for Problem Solving, participants will consider an integrated approach to the Four C's (Collaboration, Communication, Critical and Creative Thinking), will explore models of classroom problem solving and will apply the processes of problem solving to current best practice. The unique interaction of critical and creative thinking will be an important focus for this session. In Session 2, developmental levels of problem solving with models and rubrics for product and process assessment will guide participants in organizing teaching to personalize instruction and empower students as problem solvers.

    During this session, participants will learn to:
    - Use problem solving as a thinking approach in the delivery of instruction and as an expectation for student achievement
    - Integrate critical and creative thinking processes in their teaching
    - Consider developmental levels of problem solving when planning experiences and instruction
    - Align current work and best practice with problem solving thinking.

    Resources used throughout this workshop series will include: - Cycle of Problem Solving to guide thinking
    - System of Problem Solving to connect problem solving thinking to the demands of curriculum and assessment, and local, state and national standards
    - Developmental levels of problem solving to personalize instruction and support independent decision making and self-efficacy in students.

    60. Intermediate/Advanced Social Emotional Learning Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders with SEL background knowledge interested in furthering their school/district SEL focus

    Dates: 1/13/2020 to 5/1/2020

    How can we support and learn from one another to become even more effective supporters of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in school settings?

    During this collegial circle, K-12 educators and administrators will come together to take a closer look at essential topics that inform the SEL process. Along with the face-to-face sessions exploring teaching and learning of SEL, circle members will have access to a web portal for the sharing of resources, requesting of information, and continuation of conversations held during collegial circle sessions. Each meeting will be designed to promote inquiry, dialogue, and implementation efforts around topics that will be determined by the group.

    Topics may include, but are not limited to:
    - Promoting SEL by developing a shared commitment, shared understanding, and shared ownership across a district
    - Creating a vision that integrates SEL into your district's priorities to serve as a call-to-action and the backbone of SEL planning and implementation
    - Developing a SEL action plan which will strengthen SEL in classrooms and schools and form the basis for a long-term strategic plan
    - Establishing structures to practice continuous improvement.

    Participants will be invited in advance to offer input towards additional discussion topics for each meeting and will be able to communicate with the facilitators and share resources with other participants via the online web portal. In addition, this circle will include a full-day site visit to an exemplary Urban Assembly SEL School. Circle membership is open to K-12 educators and school- and district-level administrators responsible for social emotional learning.

    Prerequisite workshops: 2018-19 SEL Collegial Circle with instructors Ellen Connors and Amy Stern or 2019 Spring P|NW BOCES/CASEL Strategic Planning Institute.

    61. Sonday System 1: Multisensory Solutions for Reading

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-2 general and special educator teachers, reading teachers, literacy coaches and leaders

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    Join us for an introduction to multisensory teaching methodology and a detailed look at the implementation of Sonday System 1 Reading Intervention Program. The system is designed for Kindergarten - Grade 2 students. This session offers hands-on use of the materials and practical strategies to use with struggling readers. Focus is on Sonday System 1 instructional materials, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction.

    Participants should bring a Sonday System 1 kit to the workshop.

    Winsor Learning provides Sonday System programs and training based on Orton-Gillingham methods. Educational experts at industry-leading organizations such as the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the International Dyslexia Association have evaluated the Sonday System® and deemed that the program contained the required elements for teaching reading identified by the National Reading Panel.

    62. Assistive Tech: Assistive Technology Forum January 2020

    Program: Education Technology

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

    Dates: 1/13/2020

    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.)

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 1/13/2020 to 1/15/2020

    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.

    64. Navigating Difficult Conversations: Strategies and Tools from Facing History and Ourselves

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators interested in building their skills for cultivating cultures of open and civil dialogue; designed for middle and high school educators

    Dates: 1/14/2020 to 2/10/2020

    Join Facing History and Ourselves for this two-part series focused on navigating difficult conversations and the intersection of identity in our interactions with others. Educators will model pedagogical approaches and tools that are central to a safe and reflective classroom by utilizing strategies and methods that Facing History has found to be supportive of inclusive teaching and learning. This workshop will focus on how to cultivate safe and brave spaces for students so that open, and civil dialogue can take place in the classroom. Participants will leave with concrete pedagogical strategies to use to engage students in meaningful discussions about identity, controversial current events, painful histories, and other difficult issues.

    65. Putting It All Together: Math Grades 3 - 5

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers in Grades 3 - 5

    Dates: 1/14/2020 to 2/10/2020

    This course is designed to help upper elementary grades teachers structure a practical approach to putting together resources, collecting data, and providing the right materials at the right time to enhance mastery of the math standards, including the mathematical practices. This two-day course will allow teachers to leave ready to differentiate experiences and materials for all of their learners.

    Over the course of these two days, teachers will:
    - Leave prepared to build multi-faceted learning opportunities for each set of math standards at their grade level
    - Be prepared to meet the needs of varied learners, taking into account learning interests and finding strengths in all students
    - Be able to create a respectful learning environment that pushes each learner with just-right learning, feedback, and scaffolding.

    66. Tech Tuesday: Seek and Share -- January-- From Animals to Spirographs: Creating Art Using Technology

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: PNWBOCES Model Schools Members: ES Teachers, Technologists, Administrators

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    Join us for a highly interactive session where you will learn various ways to create art using technology. (Districts will only be charged for seats beyond their Model Schools membership allotment.)

    67. SLS Network Meeting: Mid-Year Goal Check-In & Best Subscription Databases

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 1/14/2020

    Mid-Year Goal Check-In: Goal setting is an essential component of professional growth and accountability. Reflect on the progress that you have made on your yearly professional goals and discuss your next steps with fellow LMS.

    Best Subscription Databases: In grade-level groups, share best practices and effective use of popular subscription databases, as well as AASL Best Apps and Websites.

    Please bring your device and be prepared to share your favorite subscription databases, as well as any of the AASL Best Apps or Websites that you use.

    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 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: *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: 1/14/2020

    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 *Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 3:00 pm-4:30 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. Elementary Principal Forum

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Elementary school principals

    Dates: 1/15/2020 to 6/9/2020

    New
    Join regional elementary principal colleagues in a forum to build your collegial network and collaborate on topics impacting K - 5 building leaders, such as:
    • Services RTI - Special Education
    • Classifications
    • ENL/speaking Spanish
    • Legal Q & A with APPR focus
    • Difficult Conversations
    • NYSED Updates with Curriculum

    70. Professional Human Capital Leaders in Education Certification Program Virtual Cohort

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: HR Personnel

    Dates: 1/15/2020

    PNW BOCES is pleased to partner with the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA), to offer a certification program for human capital leaders in Pre-K-12 education. As many school districts struggle to recruit and retain top talent and ensure equitable access to excellent educators, schools need knowledgeable and skilled human capital professionals now more than ever. It is $908 for AASPA members or $940 for non AASPA members.

    71. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

    Dates: 1/15/2020

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

    72. Computer Science Teachers Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of K-12 computer science

    Dates: 1/16/2020 to 3/19/2020

    As computer science (CS) programs in districts grow, it is important for teachers in this area to support each other's learning. As an outreach program of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, the goal of this collegial circle is to bring quality professional development and collaboration to all CS teachers.

    In these sessions, computer science teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various important computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate for all grade levels. Topics of focus may include physical programming, robotics, AP curricula, supporting younger learners, additional opportunities for PD and student participation, strategies for increasing diversity in CS classrooms, appropriate learning spaces, and other important issues as related to K-12 Computer Science education.

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 1/16/2020

    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.

    74. **INVITATION ONLY** Team Implementation Guidance ROCKLAND BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 1/16/2020

    This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) while receiving support and consultation from the Regional Partnership Center (RPC) specialists. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RPC specialists are available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports. *Please note that this is a work session. School teams should determine what they would like to work on and bring the appropriate materials with them.* Presenter's Recommendation: Sign-up for the Team Implementation Guidance Breakout Session in the afternoon to extend your work.

    75. Transition Planning: Take a Tour! Yes She Can - Girl AGain

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 1/16/2020

    Do you want to learn more about programs, services and educational opportunities available to high school students and young adults with disabilities? WE-CAN (Westchester Educators and Community Agencies Network) meets throughout the year to tour organizations throughout Westchester. You will actually see programs in progress, meet providers, learn about the eligibility and referral process, and network with educators from other districts.





    • ORGANIZATION: Girl AGain - A non-profit business staffed by young women (high school graduates) with autism and related learning and social disabilities.



    • TOPIC: Transition-to-Work Program - Discover how young woman are developing social and business skills in a workplace setting. You will actually see the Girl AGain boutique and learn about the program - its mission, the workers, the service, the benefit to the community and more!

    This tour is being offered three times. Please register for one date: Dec. 5, Jan. 16 or Feb. 13. Enrollment is limited.

    Girl AGain Boutique is located at 4 Martine Avenue, #2B, White Plains, NY 10606. Parking is available in the Seasons Garage at the same address: 4 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY

    The Breakout session is a follow-up to the morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) session. The TIG Breakout provides schools with individual team time to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of multi-tiered systems of behavioral support / PBIS. Please let the RPC specialists know if you need assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus. *Please note that this is a work session. School teams should determine what they would like to work on and bring the appropriate materials with them.*

    77. Assistive Tech: TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC January 2020

    Program: Education Technology

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

    Dates: 1/16/2020

    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.

    78. Providing Leadership Support in World Language Education

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district leaders who support world language teachers

    Dates: 1/17/2020 to 2/4/2020

    In these two half-day learning sessions, building leaders will learn how to recognize and support a practical and hands-on, student-centered, proficiency-based world language classroom.

    This workshop explores how understanding national standards and proficiency-based instructional strategies with a contextualized approach can create an interactive, student-centered classroom that supports world language teachers and learners. In Session 1 building leaders will learn how to provide instructional support to their world language teachers, as well as how to introduce various methodologies in world language education. Session 2 will continue to focus on these methodologies and also demonstrate how a leader can leverage this understanding to help world language teachers grow.

    During these two sessions, leaders will explore:
    - Application of national benchmarks in the world languages
    - Research-based ideas to make communication in the target language more engaging for all students
    - Strategies for stimulating and prompting student engagement
    - Model lessons which implement contextualized strategies with the communicative approach
    - Models with differentiated activities.

    79. Cross-Curricular Project-Based Learning for Middle School Teachers

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Middle School Teachers

    Dates: 1/21/2020

    Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a great way for students to demonstrate understanding while making various curriculum connections. During this workshop we will use the Buck Institute Model for Gold Standard PBL as we discuss best practices and suggestions for implementing a successful Project-Based Learning initiative in your classroom or larger school community. Together in a collaborative effort we will begin to build a PBL unit for you to use in your school or classroom. Join us for a dynamic day of learning and planning.
    Oral Language and Literacy Development are important to consider in the pre-referral process. To understand challenges that some ELLs may face at school, we must understand the level and types of language proficiency that these students have mastered. Knowledge about bilingual development is also essential in designing interventions; language focused interventions must be contextualized in a way that is meaningful to the student, make developmental sense, and is implemented in an additive manner that supports the student's continued home language development. Important classroom implications and strategies will be discussed and shared. participants will walk away with important materials and ideas for practice.

    School Psychologists: Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists (#1120). Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES maintains responsibility for the program.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    Please arrive early to allow time for parking and registration. Lunch will be provided.

    81. Equity Practices that Incorporate Technology

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers, educational technologists, and instructional leaders interested in focusing on how technology can help address equity initiatives

    Dates: 1/22/2020 to 2/26/2020

    Meeting the needs of all students in the classroom is of the utmost importance, and technology provides powerful opportunities for differentiating instruction to do just that.

    Participants in this two-day workshop will explore different technologies that can help to foster and build equity in the classroom. Participants will explore how to provide students with a variety of technology tools that support the development of equitable classrooms. This workshop will offer participants time to explore how to use educational technologies to leverage equitable learning environments, as well as time to create tools to support this foundational aspect of classroom culture, community, and identity.

    82. Foundations of SEL: Relevant Research and Promising Practices

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in building their background knowledge of social emotional learning

    Dates: 1/22/2020 to 4/27/2020

    Social, emotional, and cognitive competencies develop throughout our lives and are essential to success in our schools, workplaces, homes, and communities, and allow individuals to contribute meaningfully to society. - Aspen Institute, National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, 2017.

    In a concerted effort to emphasize the whole child, state education departments have intensified their focus on social emotional learning and its necessity in schools. New York State has followed suit and has initiated policies and guidance to advance social and emotional learning (SEL).

    To bridge the connection between social emotional learning and the work that educators are already doing, educators need access to tools, supports, and resources on social emotional learning that are integrated into existing structures and supports.

    Please join us in this introductory collaborative workshop as we examine and engage with several research-based and practice-based resources (i.e. documents, book excerpts, videos, etc.) and explore emerging insights in the field of social emotional learning. Throughout this introductory workshop, participants will learn new tools to help them implement social emotional learning initiatives at their schools, and overcome obstacles that may exist in the process. Participants will work collaboratively as they consider a district plan for prioritizing, implementing, and operationalizing a social emotional learning environment.

    83. Spanish Language Publishing Workshop for School Librarians

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 1/23/2020

    Join children's author and Ph.D. Emma Otheguy for a presentation on finding and evaluating high-quality resources in Spanish for your library collection. This discussion will focus on how to best serve emergent bilingual readers and honor their ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. Topics to be addressed include tools for developing your cultural literacy and how to build community around bilingual and Latinx literature. This presentation will also showcase new and exciting books and magazines for kids available in Spanish.

    84. Recertification of Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training - Winter Cohort

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Lead evaluators who need to be recertified in 2019 - 2020

    Dates: 1/24/2020

    This workshop fulfills the requirement for recertification of lead evaluators of teachers. Participants should have previously taken the new lead evaluator of teacher training. This workshop is an opportunity for individuals or teams from a district to share problems of practice in implementing 3012-d and enhance their skills in supervision and coaching of teachers. The basic requirements of 3012-d will be reviewed and inter-rater reliability training will be included.

    85. Supporting Tween/Teen Mental Health: Social Media & The Digital Age

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 1/24/2020

    Today's tweens and teens do not know a world without the availability of consistent communication. They are always living their lives in real time. This creates a kind of pressure that many adults born before the digital age do not understand. This need to always be connected, "in the know,' can result in overwhelming stress, anxiety, and even depression. This workshop will focus on the very real concerns and issues that have arisen due to increased technology use and more specifically social media. Interactive discussion will highlight how social media affects boys and girls differently. There will also be a focus on understanding how rising rates in teen suicide, depression, and anxiety, may be attributed to tweens and teens living life in a digital age dominated by social media. Tools and techniques will be presented to help professionals incorporate technology and social media into their work in an effort to enhance connections with, and speak the language of, tweens and teens.

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will:

  • Understand ways the digital age created cultural divides between tweens, teens, parents, and professionals working with tweens and teens.
  • Become educated about the most popular social media apps and platforms used by tweens and teens today.
  • Evaluate the impact resulting from information overload, over exposure and fake news.
  • Acknowledge and address the gender divide created by social media use.
  • Identify key signs and symptoms signifying that technology and digital media are affecting an adolescent's mental health.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

  • 86. Persuasive Communication Online, In Person, and Under Fire

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 1/27/2020

    THE DATE OF THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM OCTOBER 24, 2019 TO JANUARY 27, 2020. Learn how to hit the refresh button on communications and present ideas in a clear, persuasive, and impactful manner to local governments, the media, and all stakeholders in good times or when on the hot seat. Participants will practice and receive feedback from colleagues and the instructor, a 6-time Emmy-winning former NBC newscaster, author, and communication professional.

    87. Science Notebooks as an Integral Part of Science Practices

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K-6

    Dates: 1/27/2020

    Using Science notebooks can have a dramatic effect on students' mastery of science practices and process skills. This workshop has been updated to demonstrate the use of Science notebooks in the NYSSLS classroom while integrating ELA and Math CCLS. You will learn how to set up a notebook, model features of a non-fiction book, and a variety of strategies to encourage student observations and writing. Topics will include planning and carrying out investigations, organization and use of data tables, plotting graphs, and writing conclusions. Participants will model how to use notebooks as part of claim, evidence and reasoning discussions, and as formative and mid unit assessments.

    88. Manhattanville College Rose Institute for Literacy and Learning Methods 2: Teaching Multisensory Reading 2

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 1/27/2020 to 5/4/2020

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

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

    For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu.

    This course will be delivered as a hybrid course on Monday afternoons from 4:20 to 6:50 PM. The course runs from January 27, 2020 to May 4, 2020.

    All participants must register on My Learning Plan and through Manhattanville College to participate in this course. Tuition for 3 graduate credits is $1,543. For participants who are NOT seeking graduate credit, the cost of the course is $600. All payments will be through Manhattanville College. Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details.

  • 89. Strengthening Mathematics Instruction through the Incorporation of Technology

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary math teachers and math leaders

    Dates: 1/28/2020 to 2/12/2020

    Technology is a necessary vehicle to further engaging students in mathematics. This workshop will examine three technology applications: Desmos, Geogebra, and Google as tools in support of building student-centered mathematics activities in high school. This two-part workshop is intended to introduce participants to the three platforms by working through activities drawn from Geometry, Algebra 2, and Precalculus.

    In the first session, participants will be introduced to each of the three tech tools and will work through several activities. Although no experience is required, there will be opportunities for more experienced users to explore at their own level. The activities will revolve around the idea of student-centered instruction and will use the tech tools as a platform for student work and exploration. The first session will conclude with participants adapting the instructional elements of the workshop activities to implement in their own classrooms.

    In the second session, participants will share the results of using the technology tools with their students and then move to breakout sessions to determine what next steps are appropriate for each teacher. This will be followed by a second exploration session with a new set of activities for each tech tool. This second session will end with participants designing elements of technology-infused lessons to use in their classrooms.

    90. Unpacking the Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learning Standards Resources

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Prekindergarten and kindergarten teachers, assistants, coaches, and leaders

    Dates: 1/28/2020

    The new New York State Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Learning Standards Resources are now available!

    These resources consolidate all learning standards for their respective grade levels into documents that provide a uniform format to make them easier for educators to use. These resources highlight the importance of addressing young children's development and learning across all developmental domains:

  • Approaches to Learning
  • Physical Development and Health
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Communication, Language, and Literacy
  • Cognition and Knowledge of the World (Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Arts)


    In this session, participants will:

  • Explore how the resource can be used to enhance planning and instruction
  • Plan lessons that address domains and standards
  • Engage in standards-based purposeful play activities


    Link to New York State Prekindergarten and Kindergarten Resources: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/earlylearning/standards/

  • 91. Compassionate Discipline: Empowering Our Students and Ourselves to Accept Difficult Emotions, Take Responsibility for Our Actions, and Commit to Our Values

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers, as well as leaders in disciplinary roles, such as principals, assistant principals, and deans

    Dates: 1/29/2020 to 2/25/2020

    No matter how approachable, caring, and empathetic we ordinarily are, teachers and administrators can struggle to remain that way when acting as disciplinarians. And with good reason: whatever the student did to trigger our discipline process is probably burdening the community, and making us as community members feel frustrated and worried, or even anxious, angry, disgusted, or hurt. These feelings can be compounded by the fact that we're expected to maintain a cool, calm, and professional demeanor. But how can we authentically connect with a misbehaving student and move forward when we don't authentically connect with our own emotions?

    In this experiential workshop series, educators who take on a disciplinary role in any context, whether in their own classroom or for a grade level, division, or entire school, will learn tools to help students behave in more effective and values-consistent ways while also exploring our own values as educators. Participants will explore four ways to support students who misbehave:
    - Teaching replacement behaviors
    - Altering systems and structures that elicit problematic behaviors
    - Providing students with opportunities to do work that has personal, practical, and cultural relevance
    - Connecting school experiences to students' own values.

    Participants will focus on how compassion, self-compassion, perspective-taking, selfing, and values clarification can help misbehaving students, their parents, teachers, and administrators not only repair the harm but also move forward with awareness, courage, and kindness.

    Informed by evidence-based psychotherapies such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy, the workshop involves drawing, card games, deictic framing, serious explorations of values and vulnerabilities, and empowering even those students who misbehave to become the people they want to be.

    92. New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training (3-Day) - PNW BOCES

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Dates: 1/29/2020 to 2/13/2020

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    This three day training is designed for new CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons.

    Participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the CSE process.

    93. Interactive Instructional Tools for Inclusion Classrooms featuring Office 365

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 1/30/2020

    This workshop will focus on Microsoft's powerful personalized learning tools designed to improve reading and writing skills. Microsoft has been making their software more accessible for people with reading difficulties, those with visual or hearing impairments, English language learners, and people who simply want to customize the way they take in information and communicate their ideas. Learn how to use these tools to help level the playing field for all. This hands-on workshop provides participants with time to use and practice new tools, while moving everyone forward in their knowledge of Office 365 features. All skill levels welcome.(Participants must bring their own technology.)
    This workshop is designed to work with building/district level personnel to expand upon the protective actions in two ways. The first part of the workshop will explore each of the five actions, team utilization, and appropriate incident response. The second part of the workshop will focus on authentic drilling and increasing complexities in order to help ERT members, staff, and students to respond appropriately in a variety of situations.

    95. Leading Emotionally Safe Schools

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 1/31/2020

    Safety is a high priority for every school leader, including the emotional safety for all of the students, staff, and adults in their communities. It is the responsibility of leaders to understand what actions threaten emotional safety and seek ways to nurture and protect this through the development and modeling of norms of acceptable interactions between students, between adults, and between students and adults. This workshop guides school and district leaders in breaking down the neuroscience of stress and its impact on the nervous system, the statistics on stress and trauma, as well as strategies for:
    • Having difficult conversations: the three levels of listening
    • Emotional dysregulation and regulation
    • Self-care: mindfulness, meditation, and maintaining balance
    • Setting interpersonal and intrapersonal boundaries

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

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 2/4/2020 to 4/28/2020

    This workshop series is designed to complement and enhance other initiatives that are already underway in our schools and communities.

    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. 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.

    Social Workers: PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers (#0127)

    Licensed Mental Health Counselors: PNW BOCES is recognized by the NYSED's Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (#LMHC-0117).

    In order to receive contact hours (or credits/CPD), participants of a multi-day/multi-part workshop series must be present for the entirety of the series, including completing an evaluation. No partial hours are awarded.

    Our facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact us at least two weeks prior to the workshop.

    97. The High School Principal Institute - This program was originally scheduled for Oct. 15, 2019

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: High School Principals

    Dates: 2/4/2020 to 4/21/2020

    Start date changed to February 4, 2020 second date for this workshop will be April 21, 2020. The role of the high school principal is complex and evolving, a role that is both integral to the shaping of future participating members of the local and global stage and responsible for collaborating with a variety of stakeholders. This two half-day institute is designed to support and prepare current and budding high school educational leaders in the various areas of school building leadership. Using a combination of engagement strategies including presentations, open discussions, breakout sessions, and panel discussions, participants will examine critical areas such as: Who/what is a school principal Which educational community meets their needs The Principalship interview Developing an entry plan What it means to be an "Instructional Leader" Hiring practices Leadership styles to engage all stakeholders Managing vs. leading Organizational wellness Suggested topics of attendees

    98. Three-Day Assessment Institute for Teachers of United States History and Civic Literacy: Day 2 - Civic Literacy DBQ

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of US History and Civic Literacy

    Dates: 2/5/2020

    Days one and two of this institute are designed to examine in-depth two of the three tasks included in the new Framework-based Assessment, consider how these tasks influence classroom instruction, and create a bank of assessment questions that can be used to measure student understanding of the United States History and Civic Literacy practices and the content embedded in these tasks. Day three will be dedicated to reviewing scoring of the new assessment.

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

    99. Assistive Tech: TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC February 2020

    Program: Education Technology

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

    Dates: 2/10/2020

    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.

    100. NAGging Math Problems?

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary mathematics teachers and leaders

    Dates: 2/11/2020 to 3/10/2020

    Attacking mathematics problems using Numerical, Algebraic, and Graphic methods (NAGging) can yield Creative and Critical Thinking, Communicating, and Collaboration (The 4Cs) in your classroom

    Problem solving using a variety of approaches builds fluency, improves the understanding of mathematical connections, and makes metacognition much more meaningful, while embracing the interconnectedness of mathematics. Through this approach, motivating students becomes part of the equation and is embedded within the lesson while utilizing necessary classroom structures. In this workshop, resources and techniques will be shared that will allow teachers to take a NAGging approach to their work in math. Participants are encouraged to bring some of their favorites lessons and techniques that incorporate elements of the NAG model. Time will be provided to begin to develop a lesson that considers math through this lens. Educators are encouraged to bring their own devices to the workshop session.

    101. Science Clinic - Life Science

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K-6

    Dates: 2/11/2020

    This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of the cross cutting concepts and the big ideas of life science. Using existing Science 21 lessons, we will model the changes in teacher practice that are needed to successfully implement the science and engineering practices of the New York State Science Learning Standards. Participants will leave with a roadmap to help students master planning and carrying out investigations in life science. They will identify those lessons in their grade level which can be used for investigations. The session will also provide information and an introduction to animal behavior and brain processing, which are two new topics for elementary teachers.