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1. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Introductory Workshop-Grade 3

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 3 Teachers

Dates: 5/31/2017

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In this workshop, Third grade teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). You will learn the rationale behind the NYSSLS as well as the conceptual shifts and goals of science education for the 21st Century outlined by the Framework for K-12 science Education. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and gain a deeper understanding through interactive activities. they will also gain an understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and their value to teaching and learning science. Teachers will learn how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. They will engage in Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's) Activities that would be appropriate for their grade level and examine how Crosscutting Concepts (CC's) support students' learning and deepen student understanding of Core Ideas in science as well as other disciplines. Finally, participants will develop an understanding of how to interpret the NYSSLS expressed as student Performance Expectations (PE's). They will learn how PE's integrate all three Dimensions (DCI's, SEP's, & CC's) required of all students. *This workshop is a one-day training and is grade specific.

2. CSE Part 2: Next Steps - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/31/2017

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This one-day training is open only to those CSE Chairs and Subcommittee Chairs who have attended our New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training within the past five years. As a follow-up to the intensive three-day training, we will have an opportunity to further discuss eligibility and placement, FAPE, collaborating successfully with parents, running effective meetings, IEP development, and new graduation options.

3. Achieving a Paperless Classroom in the 21st Century Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 6/30/2017

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In this digital classroom, participants will learn how to build a class website so newsletters, homework and special events are only a click away for everyone. This class will explore Google Classroom, Google Docs and create online assignments that take advantage of all features that are available, such as revision histories and posting polls. Participants will learn how to create and use surveys and find data for research projects with personal devices (iPhone iPad, laptop, etc). This cost effective classroom will eliminate the need for paper copies, and students will be more engaged, which will result in improved student learning. Participants will leave this course with new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

4. Navigating Co-Teaching Models- Part 1

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 6/30/2017

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This course will focus on co-teaching models and strategies for novice and veteran co-teachers alike. We will explore our own philosophies on co-teaching as well as design lessons and materials that can prove to be useful in the classroom. We will do this through reading various articles and viewing videos that pertain to co-teaching models and provide valuable suggestions.

5. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Introductory Workshop-Grade 4

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 4 teachers

Dates: 6/1/2017

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In this workshop, Fourth grade teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). You will learn the rationale behind the NYSSLS as well as the conceptual shifts and goals of science education for the 21st Century outlined by the Framework for K-12 science Education. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and gain a deeper understanding through interactive activities. they will also gain an understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and their value to teaching and learning science. Teachers will learn how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. They will engage in Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's) Activities that would be appropriate for their grade level and examine how Crosscutting Concepts (CC's) support students' learning and deepen student understanding of Core Ideas in science as well as other disciplines. Finally, participants will develop an understanding of how to interpret the NYSSLS expressed as student Performance Expectations (PE's). They will learn how PE's integrate all three Dimensions (DCI's, SEP's, & CC's) required of all students. *This workshop is a one-day training and is grade specific.
This half-day session is designed as a follow-up session for those who have previously attended one of the RSE-TASC's "Developing Behavior Plans for Preschoolers" two-day workshops. The follow-up session will provide a brief review of the elements of effective functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and then give participants the opportunity to assess their own FBAs and BIPs. Research has shown that professional development involving this type of practical application of evidence-based strategies is the most effective means of changing practices and, as a result, improving outcomes for students. Participants should bring copies of their own FBAs and/or BIPs and any relevant data with them to the workshop (with confidential identifying information removed). Those who would like additional individualized feedback are welcome to leave a copy of their materials with the presenter, who will review them in-depth and then send back individualized comments and suggestions.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 6/8/2017

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In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. CHECK OR CREDIT CARD ONLY.

8. SLS Network Meeting: End-of-Year Reflection

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 6/2/2017

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End-of-Year Reflection: Explore what worked professionally, what didn't work, and what next steps you have planned for 2017-2018. Please bring either physical or virtual artifacts.

**Please note that this meeting will be held in the Projects Building at PNW BOCES.

School Library System Network Meetings are offered four 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 *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: *Common Core State Standards and Empire State Information Fluency Continuum implementation *Common Core research tools and tools to service special needs and ELL students *Subscription databases and educational technology tools *Free resources to support classroom instruction

The PNWBOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2016-2017 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, from 7:30 am-9:30 am on the following dates: *Tuesday, September 27, 2016 *Tuesday, November 15, 2016 *Wednesday, March 15, 2017 *Friday, June 2, 2017

9. ADHD and Learning Disabilities - Classroom Interventions and Instructional Strategies

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/2/2017 to 7/13/2017

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There is no teacher that hasn't come across a student in their class with ADHD or a Learning Disability. This course will allow teachers to examine current research geared at helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student's performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and be made aware of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms. This is an Instructed Course, participants and the instructor will have interaction throughout the modules.

Learning Outcomes:
Explain ADHD and what it looks like in the classroom
Explore current research on ADHD
Explain the trends of ADHD diagnosis between boys and girls
Develop strategies for teaching students with ADHD math
Implement classroom strategies effective with students with ADHD
Discuss and implement reading strategies for students with ADHD
Discuss and implement writing strategies for students with ADHD
Explain what constitutes a learning disability
Examine current research, plan for applying it to classroom strategies
Analyze special education law
Discuss different techniques for teachings students with LD social skills
Analyze and implement reading and writing strategies for students with learning disabilities
Analyze and implement math strategies for students with learning disabilities

10. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Introductory Workshop-Grade 5

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 5 Teachers

Dates: 6/2/2017

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In this workshop, Fifth grade teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). You will learn the rationale behind the NYSSLS as well as the conceptual shifts and goals of science education for the 21st Century outlined by the Framework for K-12 science Education. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and gain a deeper understanding through interactive activities. they will also gain an understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and their value to teaching and learning science. Teachers will learn how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. They will engage in Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's) Activities that would be appropriate for their grade level and examine how Crosscutting Concepts (CC's) support students' learning and deepen student understanding of Core Ideas in science as well as other disciplines. Finally, participants will develop an understanding of how to interpret the NYSSLS expressed as student Performance Expectations (PE's). They will learn how PE's integrate all three Dimensions (DCI's, SEP's, & CC's) required of all students. *This workshop is a one-day training and is grade specific.
The Individualized Education Program is the cornerstone of the special education process for each student. It is the tool to document how one student's special needs related to his/her disability will be met within the context of an educational environment. English Language Learners have specific needs that other students may not. In this training participants will learn those specific needs and will leave with the knowledge of how to write a more effective IEP for ELL students.
This one-day training is open only to those CSE Chairs and Subcommittee Chairs who have attended our New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training within the past five years. As a follow-up to the intensive three-day training, we will have an opportunity to further discuss eligibility and placement, FAPE, collaborating successfully with parents, running effective meetings, IEP development, and new graduation options.

13. PBIS End-of-Year Celebration - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/7/2017

Join us in a celebration of improved student outcomes, effective practices, and overall hard work! The morning will focus on how to develop a data-based action plan and the afternoon will include an informal sharing of student outcomes and practices. We anticipate that many participants will choose to informally share while others may choose to simply listen and learn. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: - Distinguish between a student outcome and a practice, - Begin to develop a data-based action plan to improve a student outcome, and - Implement at least one strategy that was shared by other participants.

14. Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Regular, special education teachers, administrators, physicians, medical personnel, chiropractors, dental hygienists, dentists, psychologists, pupil personnel professionals

Dates: 6/7/2017

Child Abuse Identification Workshops are required by the State of New York for many community and school related jobs. The Hudson River Teacher Center is an approved New York State site for these workshops. Registration is required one week prior to scheduled workshops. Participants will receive State Education Department Certification of Completion. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE. Target audience: Regular, special education teachers, administrators, physicians, medical personnel, chiropractors, dental hygienists, dentists, psychologists, pupil personnel professionals
This month’s meeting will include a special guest speaker. Cathy Balestrieri, Director of Career and Technical Education at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES will provide information on Career Training Programs available to youth and young adults in Putnam County. Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. 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 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.

16. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 6/8/2017

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Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. A certificate will be distributed to participants at the completion of the course. Forty five dollar registration fee must be paid by credit card, check or money order. Please make check payable to PNW BOCES and forward to Julie Darling, PNW BOCES, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598. For more information contact jdarling@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-2345. CREDIT CARD, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.

17. Conflict Resolution - How to Maintain the Peace in Your Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/9/2017 to 7/20/2017

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From the first year teacher to a seasoned veteran, classroom management is often identified as an area teachers would like to improve. Teachers are looking to build upon their ability to relate to students and address conflicts as they arise. This class will look at some easy to implement strategies to assist teachers in reducing conflict and outbursts in the room. Teachers will also examine some basic negotiation and mediation skills that are easy to execute and can help "keep the peace"
Learning Outcomes:
Define conflict
Analyze methods for curbing conflict in the classroom
Self-Assess their classroom management
Explain how to develop positive classroom management strategies
Evaluate lessons that address teaching students conflict resolution skills
Develop methods for handling difficult situations in the classroom
Explore the significance of mediation in the classroom
Develop strategies for connecting with students
Analyze methods for negotiating with students
Display content knowledge through a Summative Final (Unit Plan)

18. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/9/2017

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The Transition Specialist Network is a gathering of educators and community professionals who implement transition programs and practices in their schools and agencies. Join us as we discuss ideas, share resources, and collaboratively build comprehensive transition programs in our region. The Transition Specialist network will meet four times during the 2016-17 school year. Please register for each offering separately on My Learning Plan. The dates are listed below: Sept. 26, 2016, 9:00-11:30am, PNW BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY January 5, 2017 9:00-11:30am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY April 20, 2017 9:00-11:30am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY June 9, 2017, 9:00-11:30am, PNW BOCES Yorktown Heights, NY

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/10/2017

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, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Credit Card, Check OR Money Order - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/12/2017 to 6/14/2017

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, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. CHECK OR CREDIT CARD ONLY.

21. PBIS Overview for Principals - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/13/2017

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to school and classroom discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive behavior for all students. At the conclusion of this overview, principals will have a greater understanding of the commitments needed to implement, improve and sustain PBIS. Principals will be provided options for next steps, including Universal/Tier 1 team training in the fall of 2017. This overview is for schools and districts looking to start PBIS or improve PBIS fidelity through training staff and improving program effectiveness.
The School-Wide Information System (SWIS) is a web-based system used to improve behavior support in schools by providing school personnel with accurate, timely, and practical information for making decisions about school environments. Participants will learn to maximize the appropriate use of SWIS. New SWIS schools should send teams of 3-5 individuals who will assume the following roles: SWIS Administrator, Data Entry, and Data Analyst/ Reporter. Existing SWIS schools should send all new users. New users will receive a user name and password after attending this training.
The School-Wide Information System (SWIS) is a web-based system used to improve behavior support in schools by providing school personnel with accurate, timely, and practical information for making decisions about school environments. Participants will learn to maximize the appropriate use of SWIS. New SWIS schools should send teams of 3-5 individuals who will assume the following roles: SWIS Administrator, Data Entry, and Data Analyst/ Reporter. Existing SWIS schools should send all new users. New users will receive a user name and password after attending this training.
Monthly meeting of the regional RSE-TASC specialists.
This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework for early childhood settings, also known as the Pyramid Model. This training is designed for preschool and early childhood leadership personnel who are interested in learning more about proactive approaches to behavior management and social-emotional development and are considering implementing PBIS in their schools/programs. Administrators will be provided with options for next steps, including Preschool PBIS team training in the summer and fall of 2017.

26. CICO-SWIS Training **BY INVITATION ONLY** - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/22/2017

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Check-In Check-Out (CICO) SWIS is a web-based system used to support targeted groups of students by providing school personnel with accurate, timely, and practical information for making decisions about Tier 2/Targeted interventions. Participants will learn to maximize the appropriate use of CICO-SWIS. This training is required for all school staff who have access to their school's CICO-SWIS account and who have not yet received training.

27. I-SWIS Training **BY INVITATION ONLY** - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/22/2017

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I-SWIS is a web-based system used to support the small number of students who need behavior intervention plans (BIPs) by providing school personnel with accurate, timely, and practical information for making decisions about Tier 3/Individualized interventions. Participants will learn to maximize the appropriate use of I-SWIS. This training is required for all school staff who have access to their school's I-SWIS account and who have not yet received training.

28. Lyric Study: The Key to the Common Core, Close Reading, and Analytical Writing

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/24/2017 to 7/22/2017

Many of our students listen to read or even write the lyrics to songs. In this online course, we will tap into this wealth of knowledge and examine how lyric study can be used to teach and improve students' close reading skills. The instructor will share his own middle and high school lyric study lessons that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and will ask participants to create their own customized lyric study lessons that can be used with students in their classrooms.

29. Approaches for Changing Student Behavior Using PBIS

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/24/2017 to 8/5/2017

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The barriers that occur to learning can not be single-handedly removed. Unfortunately, one such barrier occurs when behaviors are disrupting the learning community. The climate of each school community is different. Therefore, a “one size fits all” approach is not as effective as interventions based on the needs of each school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. A system focused on creating school-wide, classroom and individual supports improves academic and behavioral results. This course will assist teachers in creating a support system for their classroom that will help to increase behavioral and academic results. This course is appropriate for all regular and special education teachers.
Learning Outcomes:
-Examine what a PBIS system is
-Analyze how a PBIS system helps with problematic behaviors
-Identify different interventions for behaviors
-Examine how a PBIS system can be successful
-Analyze the types of behaviors a PBIS system promotes
-Identify ways to engage students into accepting a PBIS system
-Examine how a PBIS system can be successful
-Analyze the types of behaviors a PBIS system promotes
-Identify ways to engage students into accepting a PBIS system
-Examine the different levels of involvement for staff and students
-Analyze how staff perception of a PBIS system is paramount to the success of a PBIS program
-Examine the tiers of a PBIS system
-Analyze different adaptations for classroom use

30. NYSUT - Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: SEEKING System

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

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

SUNY Empire State College

This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee. This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Empire State College, and PNW BOCES.

31. NYSUT - Creative Controversy

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

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

UNY 706 Adelphi University

This course teaches participants how to use controversy to support the pedagogical shifts demanded by the NYS P-12 Common Core Learning Standards and to prepare students who are College and Career Ready in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use.

Participants will learn how to structure academic controversies in their classroom using the Johnson's Five Step Process. This process uses academic controversy to teach students how to build content knowledge using informational texts to construct arguments based on close readings of increasingly complex texts, to shift perspectives on controversial issues, and to write reasoned reports that synthesize the best arguments from two points of view. Participants will learn how to select and use structured intellectual controversies that will: increase student engagement, intellectual curiosity, motivation to learn, leadership, decision-making, communication, and conflict management skills. Participants will increase their understanding of how to use cooperative learning with their students to teach the social skills of participation, cooperation, and consensus.

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645

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

This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Adelphi University and PNW BOCES.

32. NYSUT - The 21st Century Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

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

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College

This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the Common Core Standards, existing research on best instructional practices, technology use and assessment into a high performing classroom that can transform their students' learning and ready students for college and career success in a global, digital world. The course shows educators the practical "how-to" create innovative but easy to implement, standards-aligned project-based learning units that integrate intuitive digital tools into daily differentiated instruction. Participants will "learn from doing" in the same manner to be expected of students in a 21st Century Classroom. Participants will exit the course having designed three increasingly complex PBL with Technology units (PBL-T) and the ability to create additional PBL-T units for a single discipline or across disciplines. The aim of each standards-aligned unit is to increase student achievement simultaneous with the development of student's 21st Century skills beyond traditional gains from more conventional, factory model methods.

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Required Texts: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741 Books may be purchased at your favorite bookstore & Participant Manual available as a download in MLP from NYSUT

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

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645

Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to payCoordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, SUNY Empire State College, and PNW BOCES.

33. Wilson ® Level II Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Instruction (Group Mastery) Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/28/2017

This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction Incorporate effective strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification and bachelor's degree in education or a related field Presenter: Pat Galvin Bloom, Wilson Trainer Dates: 6/26-6/28/17, 8:45-3:00 pm Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Location: PNW BOCES, School Services Building, South Conference Room Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 COSER aidable. Required materials list will be given upon acceptance into program. Practicum participation will be an additional cost.

34. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/28/2017

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This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include: Reading research Basic principles of language structure How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods Review and reinforcement Program implementation Student placement, progress and monitoring Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets. Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 includes introductory materials and lunch; this training is COSER aidable This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.
Taught by Irene Fountas, Cindy Downend, and other literacy faculty, this three day seminar is designed for school leaders and focuses on the roles of effective teaching, student assessment, coaching, supervision, and improving student achievement in reading and writing. Learn how to use observational tools to examine the classroom environment and understand best teaching practices. Develop a sound foundation of literacy theory, assessment, and practices such as guided reading, literature study groups, reading workshop, writing workshop, guided writing, interactive writing, and phonics/word study. You will observe and analyze recorded teaching and learn how to use language that supports teacher development.

Cost includes all books and materials for each participant.

36. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence DISTRICT RULER Training - INVITATION ONLY

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 6/27/2017

THIS TRAINING IS INVITATION ONLY FOR THE 30 DISTRICTS SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM. We are excited to welcome you to the first cohort of RULER Training, provided in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. We have been working with our Yale partners to ensure your experience provides you with the tools you need to implement the RULER Program in your district. We have thirty schools participating in Cohort 1 from Mamaroneck UFSD in Southern Westchester to Spencer Van Etten in northern New York.

37. Living History: Historical Expeditions: Ben Franklin's Philadelphia

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/27/2017 to 6/28/2017

No single figure epitomizes the formation of the United States quite like Ben Franklin. Throughout his life Franklin mastered the following roles: Scientist, Philosopher, Philanthropist, Author, Statesman and Diplomat.

As a young man Franklin traveled to Philadelphia where he would build his fortune and launch himself onto the World's stage. His legacy is ubiquitous in Philadelphia. From the societies and public institutions that he helped found, to the institutions and neighborhoods that bear his name, to the businesses that today use his likeness, to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia is still very much Franklin's city

This course will give participants a deeper understanding of Franklin's Philadelphia including site visitations such as Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Franklin Museum, Liberty Bell Center and Valley Forge.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (12:00 PM - 10:00 PM) 10 hours - Tour of Philadelphia including the following sites: Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Franklin Museum, and the Liberty Bell Center

Wednesday, June 28, 207 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 6 hours - Valley Forge

Target Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Cost: $150.00

***Participants are responsible for all accommodations, site fees, travel and meal costs

38. Alternatives to Suspension

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/28/2017 to 8/9/2017

New
Suspending students has been a part of the school world we work in for decades. There are often very real and necessary reasons for suspending students. When we take a look at what a suspension is, and the impact it has on learning outcomes - we would be better served avoiding suspensions as much as possible. Teachers in this course will take a look at behavior and different approaches for avoiding suspensions that could be implemented both at the classroom and building levels. Teachers will develop strategies for making connections and addressing behaviors in a manner that prevents suspensions.
“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we…punish?”

Learning Outcomes:
Explain the definition and purpose of behavior and discipline
Examine Needs Assessment Checklist
Explain the definition and purpose of behavior and discipline
Examine Needs Assessment Checklist
Discuss what creates a school climate
Analyze the impact of a positive school climate
Describe a toxic classroom climate
Analyze a supportive classroom setting
Identify quality indicators for dealing with student behavior
Examine the student conflict cycle
Examine School to Prison Pipeline
Discuss alternate consequences

39. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence - SCHOOL RULER Training - INVITATION ONLY

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 6/28/2017

THIS TRAINING IS INVITATION ONLY FOR THE 30 DISTRICTS SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM We are excited to welcome you to the first cohort of RULER Training, provided in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. We have been working with our Yale partners to ensure your experience provides you with the tools you need to implement the RULER Program in your district. We have thirty schools participating in Cohort 1 from Mamaroneck UFSD in Southern Westchester to Spencer Van Etten in northern New York.

40. Effective Co-Teaching: Successful Strategies to Make it Work

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/29/2017

Participants will explore how to share a classroom and build powerful relationships between a general education teacher and a special education teacher. Tools to create an effective learning environment will be utilized, reviewed and tested through case studies and views into successful classroom environments.Strategies to enhance your classroom will be implemented in each segment of the course. We will look at how co-teaching will improve program intensity and increase instructional options for all students. As we create effective partnerships and powerful learning environments for teachers and students we will find high quality learning. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants.

41. Making Vocabulary Meaningful for Students and Teachers

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 8/2/2017

New
With a focus on connotation, context clues, shades of meaning, and Greek and Latin roots, this course aims to give teachers of any discipline tools and lessons to effectively teach vocabulary in a meaningful and exciting way. The instructor will share his own lessons and projects that have made students more accountable for their own vocabulary building.

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

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 7/14/2017

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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. A specific session on the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process will also be provided.

43. Wilson ® Just Words

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 7/7/2017

Wilson Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 -12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention, but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum. Workshop Topics Understanding word structure Student identification and placement Program structure and implementation Getting Started: Unit Structure Hit the ground running...an in-depth review of Unit 1 Measuring student progress Just Words InterActivities, an interactive whiteboard application Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Presenter: Pat Galvin Bloom, Wilson Trainer Dates/times: 5/9-5/10/17 8:45 am-3:00 pm Locations: PNW BOCES, School Services Building, North Conference Room Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $399 COSER-aidable includes lunch and workshop materials. The Hudson River Teacher Center is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

44. The Necessity of Writing Instruction - Part I and II - NYSUT Seminar

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/7/2017

New
This two-part session emphasizes the importance of writing instruction in ELA as well as content area subjects. The shared responsibility of literacy development produces a spiral effect in which students can devote significant time and effort in writing. The end result is that students produce several pieces over short and extended time periods. These pieces include offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying, and conveying real and imagined experiences and events. These sessions will enable participants to explore the importance of process writing and writing in response to reading in all subject areas. Goals:

• Understand the role of shared, interactive and content area writing in writing instruction

• Explore the writing modes and developmental stages of writing

• Plan lessons for students that incorporate writing strategies connected to content area writing

• Examine the role of process writing and writing traits

• Understand the importance of mentor text and thinking maps in writing instruction

• Explore the components of a mini-lesson and conferencing

• Plan lessons for students that incorporate writing strategies connected to process writing

45. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Part I

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, administration, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, speech language pathologists, support, clinical staff, mental health professionals

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

This course is designed to train teachers, counselors, and other helping professionals to use verbal and nonverbal language with their students and clients - a powerful tool for learning and behavioral change. Classes will be interactive and experiential and give participants ample time to practice new skills while discussing their application in the workplace. NLP is a model for communication excellence used by therapists and educators to enhance their ability to assist others in making positive changes. By applying NLP techniques to your own store of resources and knowledge, you can learn to direct your language and behavior to obtain the results you want from your work. Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, administration, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, speech language pathologists, support, clinical staff, mental health professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $395 This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center and PNW BOCES. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127

46. NYSUT - Classroom Management - Orchestrating a Community of Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

UNY 703 Adelphi University

This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.

Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text)

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

47. NYSUT - Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: General education, content area, reading teachers and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, pursuing SWD certification

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

SED 661 College of Saint Rose

This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community. This course is approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3 hour autism workshop.

Two required Texts: Cooperative Learning:Integrating Theory and Practice, ISBN #978141294081 and Cooperative Learning in the Classroom Putting It Into Practice, ISBN # 9781412923804.

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through The College of Saint Rose In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text)

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

48. NYSUT - Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: General education, special education, and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, and other support staff

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

UNY 826 Adelphi University

In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

RequiredText: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645

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

49. Fountas and Pinnell: When Readers Struggle - Teaching That Works (K - 3)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/13/2017

This three-day professional development workshop is designed for all teachers who work with grade K-3 students who find literacy learning difficult (students reading text levels A-N). Topics Include:



• Why readers go off track



• The 12 systems of strategic actions that lead readers to comprehending and fluency



• Observing, analyzing, and teaching proficient and struggling readers



• The language teachers use to support readers



• How writing can extend the power of reading



• The role of effective and efficient phonics



• The role of emotion, motivation, attention, and memory in literacy acquisition



• Key features in designing effective interventions

Required Text



• Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2008). When readers struggle: Teaching that works. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.



• Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, expanded edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

50. The Fourth Annual Regional Leadership Institute

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 7/12/2017 to 7/13/2017

Keynote Speakers: Ross Kasun, Ed.D. Jeff Hugeunin, Ed.D. Edward Aldarelli, Ed.D. Best Practices Clinics: Model ENL Programs EdCamp Session Legal Update Innovative Delivery of Professional Development Building a Culture of Innovation in our Schools More details to follow! 4 registrations from your district gets 1 free

51. Westchester Road Trip - Transition Services and Programs

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/13/2017

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Are you wondering about opportunities for students with disabilities after they exit high school? Have you considered work readiness programs? Do you know about employment supports? Who will help advocate for and with your graduates? What about educational opportunities? Join us for the answers to these questions and many more as we tour several sites in Westchester County. We will begin our journey at ACCES-VR in White Plains. From there we will spend the day touring other agencies and programs. All attendees will be provided with maps and more information about each site prior to the event. You must provide your own transportation. This event is limited to 15 people.

52. Fundations® Level 1

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, K-3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals

Dates: 7/14/2017

Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3). The Fundations Level Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations program. This five-hour workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel. Workshop Topics * Underlying principles of Fundations * How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods * Practical guidelines for implementation * Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, K-3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $259 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

53. Promoting Literacy in Your Community

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/29/2017

In order to compete in today's increasingly global society, it is imperative that our students have the tools needed to effectively use literacy in multiple contexts. In this online course, we will explore new ways to promote literacy in the classroom and will examine and evaluate elements of successful literacy environments, including Read Across America and Book Adventure. We will analyze common reasons why students struggle in the classroom and design strategies to motivate these struggling readers in addition to enhancing their literacy skills. Participants in this course will be required to create lessons integrating strategies and skills needed by students to become proficient readers and writers and we will critique websites, write sample letters to parents, synthesize assessment results in order to plan effective instruction and brainstorm and share ideas for curriculum connections. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

54. Use Google Apps to Become a Better Teacher

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 8/14/2017

New
Applications in Google suite can increase the efficiency in a classroom as well as engage students and teachers on another level of learning. Participants in this course will explore the applications available and achieve the following outcomes:
Learn the basics of Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Classroom
Learn how to share, comment on, and live edit Google documents to make group work more efficient, and to enhance instruction
Use Google Classroom to post assignments, discussions, and announcements; to grade assignments; to communicate with students directly; and to unclog your Gmail inbox
Use Google Forms to create aseesments and surveys, and then use Google Add-Ons to grade assessments

55. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Part II

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, administration, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, speech language pathologists, support, clinical staff, mental health professionals

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a model for communication excellence used by professionals to greatly enhance their ability to assist others in making positive changes. NLP techniques are especially useful in building and maintaining therapeutic and empowering environments for learning disabled and at-risk students. We will be adding to our information gathering skills as we learn specific NLP techniques to assist us in reaching our desired outcomes. This course is designed for participants who have taken NLP Part I or have had previous experience with NLP training. Pre-requisite: Course work in NLP Part I Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, administration, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, speech language pathologists, support, clinical staff, mental health professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $395 This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center and PNW BOCES. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127

56. NYSUT: Social-Emotional Learning: A New Approach (EDU 661119)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

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

This course will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning in the classroom in order to create academic environments that cultivate caring, empathic and successful students. Through research-based activities, participants will develop strategies to teach to the "whole child", learn ways to motivate and engage students and promote positive interactions amongst students in order to increase academic achievement.

Three Required Texts:The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom 1st Edition, ISBN #13: 978141291481, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, ISBN #13: 9781934441152 & The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education Paperback 2014, ASIN: #B010EVNDP8

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

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

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645

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

This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Empire State College and PNW BOCES.

57. Surf & Turf: PBIS and English Language Learners - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Audience: PBIS Coaches, PBIS Team Members, Teachers of ELLs

Dates: 7/17/2017

Like the culinary classic for which it’s named, this workshop offers participants the best of both worlds: Implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Co-presented by Dale Langley, Behavior Specialist, and John Boniello, Bilingual Specialist, the workshop provides participants an opportunity to learn about building schoolwide behavior systems along with effective strategies for ELLs. PBIS coaches will discuss strategies and receive feedback to effectively teach behavior to ELLs. Teachers of ELLs will learn how to create positive learning environments for all students. So come join us on our appetizing adventure as we mix a little of the familiar with a taste of something new! While filet mignon and lobster tail will not be on the “menu”, we can promise a five-star experience for those looking to extend their current knowledge, share their expertise with regional colleagues, and build effective practices to support improved outcomes for students. Make your reservation today and we will save you a seat at the table - Bon appétit!

58. Executive Coaching Institute for Leaders

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Superintendents, assistant superintendents, building leaders, teacher leaders

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 5/8/2018

This Executive Coaching Institute will give leaders an opportunity to deepen their skills towards helping those they coach become the educators they aspire to be. Designed to help administrators define their roles beyond supervision, this workshop series will help leaders apply and model skills and strategies that promote a positive school culture. Deliverables for the Institute:

-Explore the differences between coaching and supervision in order to develop a culture of continuous improvement in leadership skills

-Use protocols to learn skills and concepts to achieve results through coaching

-Practice listening and questioning skills

-Observe coaching sessions

-Practice coaching skills with team members

-Share problems of practice with a results orientation.
This workshop was specially designed for middle school educators and others help prepare students and their families for transition planning, starting at age 12. Join us as we learn about regulations guiding transition practices as well as programs and opportunities available to middle school students and those entering high school. Topics to be covered include: * Initial (Level 1 Assessments) Required for All Classified Students, Age 12 * New State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards for Middle School Students * Multiple Pathway Options and Work-Readiness Credentials * Connecting with Families and Community Partners * Career Awareness Tools and Resources

60. Exploring CareerZone - PNW

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/21/2017

Join us as we explore CareerZone, a free and innovative on-line career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State. CareerZone presents current and relevant occupational and labor market information in a clear and interesting way, making career exploration and planning fun and easy. The CareerZone portfolio system provides multiple levels of career exploration for students of different ages, saves students' preferences and job tools and is aligned with the NYS CDOS Commencement Credential Career Plan. During this half day workshop, attendees will create their own CareerZone profile and walk through the portfolio system with the instructor. Participants will need to bring their own laptop or multimedia device that can access Wi-Fi. If you do not have a laptop and would like to participate in the workshop, please notify the instructor. A select number of laptops will be available for those who submit a prior request.

61. NYSUT - Designing Motivation for All Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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

UNY 701 Adelphi University

This course provides educators with a framework for creating motivating classroom experiences for all learners. Participants will examine the complex nature of learner motivation and the way in which it relies on both external, teacher-dependent factors and internal, student-dependent factors. Teaching Standards I, II, III, IV

RequiredText: Available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text)

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

62. NYSUT - Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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

UNY - 827

This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text)

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

63. NYSUT - Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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

SED 672 College of Saint Rose- Also Available Online

The course provides participants practical strategies for awakening all of the eight intelligences, techniques for developing them, and tools to structure lessons and units that incorporate all of the multiple intelligences. Teaching Standards I, II, III, IV

Required Text for Classroom and Online Courses: Eight Ways of Knowing: Teaching for Multiple Intelligences, ISBN #9781575171180

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through The College of Saint Rose In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text)

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

64. Guided Reading: Differentiating Literacy Instruction (Grades 3-­-8) - Fountas and Pinnell

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

This five-­-day course will build your understanding of the reading process, changes in students' reading development over time, and effective small-­-group instructional practice. You will learn how to guide students in thinking within, about, and beyond the text in the context of small, guided reading groups. You will develop an understanding of a gradient of texts and matching books to readers for powerful instruction. The essential elements of guided reading instruction will be addressed. The course will help you understand how to assess students, form lexible guided reading groups, select appropriate texts, and plan guided reading lessons for effective instruction.

Required Texts







• Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, expanded edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.







• Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (2017). Guided reading: Responsive teaching across the grades, second edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

65. Preschool PBIS Team Training **BY INVITATION ONLY** - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 10/6/2017

New
This 3-day workshop is designed for school teams of 4-5 who are ready to move forward with implementing a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) system at their preschool program. Teams will learn about the unique application of PBIS to early childhood settings in detail, including how to collaborate with school staff to identify school-wide behavior expectations, teach appropriate social skills, develop and adhere to a school-wide acknowledgment system, and create a clear and consistent system for responding to challenging behaviors that draws on data to continually support students in need.
This workshop will help school personnel learn how to distinguish a learning disability from the normal language acquisition process. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. Particular attention will be paid to the natural acquisition processes of a second language and on using RtI to reduce the referral of ELLs to special education services.
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is the foundation upon which special education is built. Educators who have the responsibility for developing and implementing individualized education programs often misunderstand it. During this workshop, participants will explore current New York State Education Department (NYSED) Part 200 regulations related to SDI, develop an operational understanding of the definition of SDI, and learn evidence-based practices to address the unique needs of a student that result from a child’s disability. These essential understandings are indispensable to ensure access to the general curriculum. Lastly, participants will plan ways to implement the practices to ensure improved student outcomes.

68. LEAF AND PEN Writing Workshop for Educators: Cultivating the Inner Writer

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/28/2017 to 7/29/2017

In this two-day, experiential, hands-on writing retreat, educators will brainstorm, write, and workshop their own work. Participants will be introduced to a variety of writing experiments and literary tools designed to grow their writing skillset, as well as receive feedback on their pieces individually and in groups. Skills and strategies taught during this immersive experience are easily and effectively transferable to the classroom, and these connections will be discussed in-depth throughout the retreat.

Eve Becker teaches 8th grade English at The School at Columbia University in New York City. She is the founder and director of Leaf and Pen, which runs writing retreats for educators and students. She was awarded the nationally acclaimed Pushcart Prize for her essay "Final Concert" (Pushcart Prize 2012) and is the author of over thirty young adult novels. Prior to becoming a teacher, she was a freelance writer and editor. Eve is also an EdM/EdD candidate at Teachers College.

69. Thinking Map and the Common Core

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/11/2017

The Thinking Maps® model program consists of eight maps that correspond with fundamental thinking processes. The Circle Map is used for defining in context; the Bubble Map, describing with adjectives; the Flow Map, sequencing and ordering; the Brace Map, identifying part/whole relationships; the Tree Map, classifying/grouping; the Double Bubble Map, comparing and contrasting; the Multi-Flow Map, analyzing causes and effects; and the Bridge Map, seeing analogies. These maps are a "common visual language" for students in all subject areas (Grades K-12). In this course we will explore Thinking Maps and take a look at lesson plans you can create on your grade level using the maps. There are numerous websites with ideas to use the maps. You will leave this course with your very own tailored lesson plans that are linked to the common core. One of the six criteria for developing Common Core and State Standards was that they should "Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order skills." Thinking Maps provide students with both the scaffolds and structures to support a deeper level of understanding which will empower them to become college and career ready. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

70. NYSUT: Building Communications and Teamwork in Schools UNY 704 Adelphi University

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

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

This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University: In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645

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

This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Adelphi University and PNW BOCES.

71. Studying Skillful Teaching: Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 11/30/2017

Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction - to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students.



• Course schedules are designed to balance in-class learning and reflection with out-of-class application.



• Course readings draw upon the course text, The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills (2009), and current professional articles.



• Course assignments, of which there are three, strengthen participants' capacities in the areas of planning, teaching, and reflecting.



• Participants are expected to come prepared to each session having completed course readings and assignments and ready to engage in critical thinking and dialogue with fellow educators.

***Course includes cost of one copy of required text, Skillful Teacher and lunch. Teachers can receive 3 graduate credits from Fitchburg State University for an additional fee to the college.

This workshop will help school personnel learn how to distinguish a learning disability from the normal language acquisition process. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. Particular attention will be paid to the natural acquisition processes of a second language and on using RtI to reduce the referral of ELLs to special education services.

73. Living History: Lake Champlain - the Waterway of the Empires

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/11/2017

This 5 day course is co-sponsored by the Living History Education Foundation (LHEF), Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Crown Point. It takes a hands-on approach to learning about the history of the Ticonderoga area, ranging from its use by Native Americans through the 21st century.Using the Common Core Standards and the C3 Framework (College, Career, and Civic Life) as the guide, this program will make history come alive for participants. This course is not for the "faint of heart." It is for the educator who wants to be part of a positive and exciting educational opportunity. For 24 hours as a part of this program, participants will be in period dress and equipped as Colonial Soldiers - Brown Bess Musket included.

Participants will:
spend a night in a garrison in the Soldiers' Barracks
create a Living History Lesson
explore the geography of the historic landscape
study the global impact of events that happened in this area of New York
engage in the responsibilities of a citizen soldier in a free society
study the role of women in this time period
examine documents & artifacts
study 18th Century medicine and music
analyze the French Influence in the Champlain Valley
explore Native use of the land and its geographical significance
probe the first contact with Native Americans
analyze the building of Fort Carillon & the French and Indian War
explore the taking of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allan
crew a bateau and a canoe
cook rations
help construct fortifications

74. NYSUT - Encouraging Student Responsibility and Discipline

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

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

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose

This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities.

2 Textbooks Requried: "What to do with a Kid Who....Self-Discipline and Responsibility, ISBN #9781412937016

Target audience: Regular, special, and occupational education teachers, guidance counselors, psychologists, social workers.

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through The College of Saint Rose In-service credit based on district policy

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text)

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

75. Bringing AP Computer Science Principles to Your District

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Educators interested in teaching the Computer Science Principles course

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 2/10/2018

The new AP Computer Science Principles course provides for a great opportunity to bring the principles of computer science to a high school and district. Working with Code/Interactive, a partner of Code.org, participants will engage in inquiry-based activities, view videos, and explore computing tools, all for the purpose of preparing to teach the new AP Computer Science Principles course.

Code.org’s Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum is a full¬-year, rigorous, entry ¬level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing. Any high-school certified teachers are eligible to teach the course.

In order to participate in the program, districts will need to make a commitment to offering the AP CSP course in their district. If you are interested in enrolling in the course, please check with your district prior to submitting an application to participate in the program via Code.org.

If you have permission to participate in the program from your district, the Code.org application (must be completed prior to registering via MLP) can be found here: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/cs-principles.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 1/17/2018

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

77. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 8/23/2017

New
This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include:

Reading research

Basic principles of language structure

How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods

Review and reinforcement

Program implementation

Student placement, progress and monitoring

Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading

System - modeling and practice

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

Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

Fee: $569

This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.

78. Manhattanville College Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 8/29/2017

The purpose of the Manhattanville College Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership is to meet the needs of mid-career professionals who already have leadership experience in public or private schools. Students will complete a three-year program of study that tightly integrates course work, field experiences and applied research. The focus is on preparing leaders to work in changing suburbs and small cities. The signature pedagogy is problem-based learning. The doctoral program experiences are organized around five themes: leading learning organizations, becoming a sophisticated practitioner-scholar, developing self and others, participating in professional and policy-making communities and facilitating responsive education programs. The program offers the option to do a three-article dissertation or a traditional five-chapter dissertation. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-9:30 pm. Please be advised that for the fall and spring, classes are held at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights. For the summer, classes will be offered on the Manhattanville College campus. The Doctoral Program has its own summer sessions, usually starting in the last week of May and ending by the first week of August.

79. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session A (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 8/30/2017 to 1/29/2018

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

80. School District Business Leader Online Program - Pace University

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 9/1/2017

Please call 914-248-3867 for more information. The Pace University School District Business Leader program prepares flexible, visionary and reflective school business leaders with the skills necessary to create and sustain financial and operational functions within a school district to help ensure the quality of learning for all students. The three pathways to a career as School District Business Leader are: 1. For candidates who already hold a School District Leader or School Building Leader Certificate, a two-year 24-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) that includes a 600-hour internship and prepares participants for the New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leaders. 2. For candidates who already have a masters degree, a 36-credit MSEd in Educational Leadership. The five semester program (two academic years and a summer), including a 600-hour internship, prepares participants for the required New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leader. 3. For candidates who do not currently hold a masters degree, a 60-credit program resulting in an MSEd in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Public Administration (both awarded at the end of the program). Successful completion of the New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leader is required for the certificate. Schedule: The next cohort of the School District Business Leader Program will begin September 2016. Tuition: The tuition for the SDBL Program reflects a 25% reduction of the School of Education Graduate tuition.For 2017 - 2018, the tuition for the new cohort will be $675/credit.

81. Restorative Justice as Racial Justice; Implementation Through an Equity Lens

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

The Metro Center CSS Fall Series, “Restorative Justice as Racial Justice; Implementation Through an Equity Lens” is a training series designed to support school leaders as well as community-based practitioners in the process of implementing restorative practices to intentionally disrupt and dismantle institutional racism in schools. The series will explore the ways in which restorative justice practices can either uphold or dismantle racial gaps in academics and discipline in schools, as well as address how circles, as the central practice of a restorative model, can function as a culturally responsive teaching strategy and community management model that values the voice of every community stakeholder.

82. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 9/14/2017

This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include: Reading research Basic principles of language structure How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods Review and reinforcement Program implementation Student placement, progress and monitoring Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets. Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 includes introductory materials and lunch; this training is COSER aidable This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.

83. Grade 4, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 4th

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 3/7/2018

The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

84. Grade 5, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 5th

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 3/7/2018

The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

85. Grade 2, Unit Workshops (2 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2nd

Dates: 9/15/2017 to 1/23/2018

The Unit workshops are a series of two workshop sessions (1st session: Units 1 & 4; 2nd session: Units 2 & 3) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on two of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

86. Grade 6, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 6th

Dates: 9/15/2017 to 3/8/2018

The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 1/30/2018

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

88. The Power and Promise of Feedback for Leading and Learning: A Collegial Circle Focusing on Effective Feedback

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Leaders and coaches in grades K-12

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 11/6/2017

New
This collegial circle will focus on the critical skills and knowledge for forming, delivering, and receiving feedback to improve performance.

During the collegial circle sessions, and through discussion, shared reading/viewing, options for a Learning Walk, and/or an individual coaching sesison, participants will:
-Review research and practices that optimizes the use of feedback
-Understand the delicate and human nature of feedback
-Explore the purpose and processes for providing and receiving feedback, and
-Identify protocols for grounding feedback in evidence and criteria and monitoring feedback over time.

89. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 5/17/2018

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

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

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

90. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session C (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 1/31/2018

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

91. Co-Teaching & Inclusion Education Academy (Grades K-5)

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/20/2017 to 3/21/2018

New
This five-day Workshop series will introduce and familiarize teachers with the components of an effective, inclusive classroom environment. Teachers will build skills in utilizing the Co-Teaching Models, individualized goals and inclusive lesson planning in order to provide student access to the general education curriculum in the Least Restrictive Environment. Teachers will engage in hands-on lesson planning that involves whole group access and barrier-free learning, as well as, student supports to address individualized goals. Teachers will also learn about implementing positive behavioral approaches for students with challenging behaviors. Lastly, teachers will discuss and reflect on what it means to be an inclusive classroom and school community.

This Workshop is intended for collaborative, co-taught classrooms or classrooms with consultants or push-in support staff in Grades K-5 (such as OT, Speech, etc.). School teams should include the co-teaching team as well as any additional school members (such as RSPs, Instructional Leaders, and Administrators).

Day 1: Inclusive Instruction: Understanding Access
Day 2: Inclusive Lesson Planning for the Whole Group & the Individual Student
Day 3: Adaptive Materials to Support Diverse Learners in Least Restrictive Environments
Day 4: Considering Students Who Present with Behavioral Challenges: How to Provide Support & Access
Day 5: Protocols and Structures for Creating & Sustaining Inclusive Practices in Your School Communities

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.

92. Grade 1, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS Session 2 (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/20/2017 to 1/24/2018

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

93. WRS ® Level 1 Certification: Fall Web Practicum Cohorts

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 9/22/2017

The WRS® Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson® Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year, and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in the certification program must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. WRS Web training includes an 90 hour online component + online implementation meetings, online teacher/student observations + the required teacher/student practicum. Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods, WRS Level I kit Credit: In-service credit based on district policy, hours noted include only meeting hours at PNW BOCES. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee. Required materials: WRS Starter Set must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training 1-800-899-8454 Registration is required by September 1, 2017. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

94. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session D (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/25/2017 to 2/1/2018

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

95. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session E (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 2/7/2018

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

96. Grade 3, Unit Workshops (3 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 3rd

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 1/26/2018

The Unit workshops are a series of three workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Units 3 & 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.

97. Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 6/13/2018

New
This forum will focus on cultivating a trusted collaborative network of assistant principals with the intent of discussing effective administrative practices, sharing and reflecting upon professional experiences, and providing support to fellow leaders. Participants can also get CTLE hours for attending. Some of the topics may include:
• Time management, relationship building within organization and work/life balance
• Knowledge of special education (various settings, etc.) and social/emotional wellness (DBT, etc.)
• Transitioning between roles (educator to administrator; building level to district level)
• Managing experienced staff, effective evaluation of teaching practice and student learning
• Professional development in districts, books/articles of interest and device free meetings
• Addressing student behavior using PBIS and Restorative Justice
• Performance-Based Assessments, testing accommodations and advanced placement tests

98. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session F (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 2/9/2018

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

99. Preparing Students for the New Regents in Social Studies: Addressing the Social Studies Practices and Content, 7-11

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Social studies teachers (grades 7-11), special education teachers, social studies supervisors and directors

Dates: 9/27/2017

All parts of the new Social Studies Regents examinations in Global and US History will require students to apply the Social Studies Practices in responding to stimulus-based tasks.

This workshop will analyze the demands of the new exams and assist teachers in making the necessary instructional shifts to guide students in applying the discipline-specific skills to content they are investigating. Specific examples developed will be used to illustrate how to teach required content from the new Framework as well as the skills identified in the Social Studies Practices.

In addition, the facilitator's experience will allow the group the opportunity to not only explore items prepared for this specific workshop, but also to identify resources that can assist with the teaching and learning of social studies in the future.

100. Wilson ® Just Words

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 9/28/2017

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

Workshop Topics:

Understanding word structure

Student identification and placement

Program structure and implementation

Getting Started: Unit Structure

Hit the ground running...an in-depth review of Unit 1, Measuring student progress, Just Words InterActivities, an interactive whiteboard application

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

Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

Fee: $399 COSER-aidable

The Hudson River Teacher Center is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

101. Grade K, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 1/8/2018

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