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1. School Safety Training for PNW BOCES Employees (Session 1)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/22/2019

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Annual mandated safety training for all school employees.

2. School Safety Training for PNW BOCES Employees (Session 2)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/22/2019

Starting Today
Annual mandated safety training for all school employees.

3. Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/23/2019

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

Participants will (1) Examine culture as it applies to classroom communities (2) Consider how classrooms can facilitate students' integration to mainstream culture and (3) Examine critical classroom strategies that facilitate students' cultural integration into a community of learners.

Lunch will be provided.

4. Understanding Cultural and Linguistic Diversity - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/23/2019

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Many of our students come to our schools from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. These students all have a lot to offer, and many times our schools do not recognize the cultural and linguistic knowledge these students bring with them.

This training will help school personnel recognize and make use of the cultural and linguistic background of their students. The more school personnel recognize the importance of understanding cultural and linguistic diversity, the better these students will perform in class.

5. Tips and Tricks to Successful Grant Writing

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district leaders

Dates: 5/29/2019

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

6. Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/29/2019

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Research indicates that teaching social and behavioral skills to young learners is one of the best predictors of school success. This workshop will explore a variety of evidence-based practices shown to effectively promote healthy social-emotional development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices and positive, proactive approaches to support students’ learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to early childhood settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.

7. Mental Health Team Development Workshop

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/30/2019

This workshop is designed for schools and districts to train their staff members in a variety of methods to respond to a mental health crisis before, during, and after an incident. This workshop has been developed under the "Immediate Responder Philosophy" as school staff are the immediate responders in an incident and may have to deal with issues until a professional can arrive.
This workshop is the final part of a three-part series on transition planning and assessments for student populations that have individual transition needs.

This session will provide information on transition planning, transition assessments, and resources for youth whose postsecondary goals include entering the workforce immediately or shortly after exiting from high school.

During this workshop, we will cover strategies for transition planning, postsecondary goals, entry-level employability skills, and transition assessments. Attendees will learn how to prepare students for a career upon exiting high school and what resources can assist in this process.

Other workshops in the series are as follows:

Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Entering College (March 28, 2019)

Transition Planning and Assessments for Students with Higher Support Needs (April 30, 2019)

*Participants may attend one or all parts of the series. Please register separately for each session.*

This workshop is designed for middle school educators and others who 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 school students and those entering high school.

Topics to be covered include:

* Connecting with Families and Community Partners

* Initial Transition Review and Assessments Required for 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

* Career Awareness Tools and Resources

This workshop is designed for school administrators and stakeholders at various levels to provide a structured format in discussing implementation strategies for providing a structured social emotional learning (SEL) class and the barriers to implementing in current school-based settings. This half-day will provide a brief overview of what DBT: STEPS-A is and its intended audience. Discussion of the current school structure, environment, and staff for potential implementation will take place. Finally, identified barriers, strategies and use of upstream approaches will be discussed with a perspective of showing initial impact among students, teachers, staff, and the school environment. Implementing a social emotional curriculum requires the support and understanding of administrators in order to assist staff in teaching an SEL class and ultimately, shifting the culture of schools to one that educates the whole child, both academically and emotionally.
This one and a half day intermediate level training is designed for individuals who completed the initial 3-day DBT STEPS-A training and have been implementing it in their schools. This training will focus on implementation strategies, encountered barriers, challenging students, and practice of teaching lessons that participants identify pre-training. Along with a brief overview of how the lessons interact with each other, this training will also address how to generalize the skills taught in DBT STEPS-A classrooms to the school-wide environment and culture.

Lunch is provided on Day 2.

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

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

12. Annual Spring Law Update

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 6/4/2019

This legal update covers a variety of issues currently impacting school policies, procedures and litigation risks. The seminar leader, James Girvin, is a partner in the Albany law firm of Girvin and Ferlazzo, PC, which represents more than 70 school districts in NYS. He is experienced in collective bargaining, mediation, fact-finding, arbitration, improper practice and unfair labor practice proceedings. Jay Warona, Esq. will also be a part of the panel for this session.
DBT in Schools: Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A) is a universal social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum designed for middle and high school students in educational settings. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is designed to help adolescents develop coping strategies and decision-making abilities, especially under emotional distress. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is based on the skills components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that have been shown to be effective with both adults and adolescents experiencing mild to severe levels of emotional and behavioral difficulties. The primary population for DBT STEPS-A is Tier I of a multi-tier or RTI system, however, it has been effective at all levels of MTSS implementation.

The training design of the DBT STEPS-A curriculum is to establish four basic elements that are necessary in implementing the curriculum effectively: Background and Development of DBT STEPS-A, Structure and Implementation Issues, Acquisition of Skills, and Practice of Skills.
A. Background and Development
B. Structure and Implementation
C. Skill Acquisition:
D. Skill Performance:
All workshop participants will receive a copy of the DBT STEPS-A Curriculum.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided on all three days.


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

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

14. Team Implementation Guidance - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/5/2019

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on*

This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them.

The RSE-TASC team is available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

15. TIG Breakout - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/5/2019

By popular demand, we are now offering individual team work time following our morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions!

This afternoon session provides school teams with an opportunity to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports.

Please let the RSE-TASC specialists know if you need technical assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus.

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

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

Dates: 6/6/2019

End-of-Year Reflection: Goal setting is an essential component of professional growth and accountability. Reflect on the progress that you made on your yearly professional goals and discuss your next steps for 2019-2020 with fellow LMS. Please bring either physical or virtual artifacts.

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

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

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

The PNW BOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:30 am-9:30 am *Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm *Thursday, June 6, 2019, 7:30 am-10:00 am

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

Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for our end-of-the year gathering to learn more about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. We will meet from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided.

Specialists will be on hand to answer your questions about eligibility, referrals and programs for transitioning youth in the areas of mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as blind and visual impairments. Representatives from ACCES-VR will also join us to provide updates regarding programs and services for in-school youth and exiting students.

Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed.

WE-CAN Dates:

Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.)

Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595) Parking is around back near the entrance)

Jan. 3 - Arc of Westchester, Gleason-Israel Gateway Headquarters, 265 Saw Mill River Road (9A), Hawthorne, NY 10532

Feb. 7 - Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, East Library, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (Snow Date: February 21st)

Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595

April 4 - Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), 10 County Center Road, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10607

May 2 - Ability Beyond, Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514

June 6 - Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

18. Integrated Co-Teaching for English Language Learners

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 6/6/2019

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

Participants will learn (1) What the 6 integrated co-teaching models are and how they differ (2) How to decide which co-teaching models to best utilize in any given lesson (3) How ENL and Content teachers can leverage their expertise to deliver instruction together (4) The elements of effective ENL co-planning and (5) How to use resources to assist in co-planning language and content instruction. Lunch will be provided.

19. PBIS Overview for Administrators - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/6/2019

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

This overview is for schools and districts looking to start PBIS or improve PBIS fidelity through training staff and improving program effectiveness. At the conclusion of this overview, administrators will have a greater understanding of the commitments needed to implement, improve and sustain PBIS. Administrators will be provided options for next steps, including Universal/Tier 1 team training in the fall of 2019.

20. TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC June 2019

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 6/7/2019

Join us for an opportunity to learn and share best practices regarding the use of technology as part of occupational and physical therapy. This forum is designed for individuals working in OT and PT departments. Our session will be dedicated to creating forms to track student progress using either Google Forms or Microsoft Forms.
Welcome to The Forum - a group developed by school staff who serve students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This session will include information on housing options and funding sources for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A presentation by Michele Lawton, Supervisor of Adult Services Navigation at WIHD, will include information on current housing options, funding options for housing, prerequisites to have in place before funding streams are available, services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), Social Security, and Medicaid Benefits, and what you can do to help students and families prepare for navigating these systems. Government and private housing options will be discussed. Attendees will also have time to network and connect with others on this and other topics during the session. The Forum is a collaborative group focused on sharing information and networking. Feel free to come with questions or pertinent information to share during out networking time.
This workshop is designed for building and district level emergency response team members interested in conducting a threat and hazard assessment for their building and developing a specific annex to that threat. This type of assessment should be done every 2-4 years as a best practice.
Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies. Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community. Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning.
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 leadership personnel who are considering implementing or refining a positive behavior support system in their school/program. This workshop will provide an outline of the steps that need to be taken to successfully establish a continuum of social and behavioral supports in a preschool setting and provide information about eligibility for participation in the 2019-20 Preschool PBIS training cohort. Participants will have the opportunity to consider application of the information to their settings and to see examples from successful PBIS programs.
Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

26. Living History: Benedict Arnold and the Fort Griswold Massacre

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: ALL Staff and school person

Dates: 6/22/2019 to 6/23/2019

Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the American Revolution soared to new heights in September of 1781 when he commanded a raid in Connecticut that resulted in a massacre of his former countrymen.

Following the failure of Arnold's treasonous plot to betray his country and give up the plans of West Point he against was ordered to raid the port of New London, Connecticut. The raid was a success, but the Connecticut militia stubbornly resisted British attempts to capture Fort Griswold, across the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut. New London was burned, along with several ships, but many more ships escaped upriver.

Following a brief battle, the Americans surrendered�whereupon the British entered the fort and massacred the defenders. However, the high level of British casualties in the overall expedition against Groton and New London led to criticism of Arnold by some of his superiors. The battle was the last major military encounter of the war in the northern United States, preceding and being overshadowed by the decisive Franco-American Siege of Yorktown about six weeks later. At the battle of Yorktown, the Marquis de Lafayette reportedly yelled, "Remember Ft. Griswold!" as American and French forces stormed the redoubts.

Participants will travel to Fort Griswold (New London, Connecticut) where the battle and subsequent massacre took place. They will set up a Living History encampment and tour the battlefield in 18th century regalia. Following the overnight encampment they will tour the New London Custom House Maritime Museum.

Participants will be able to:
- identify the reasons for Benedict Arnold's betrayal of the American Revolution
- discuss Arnold's raid on Connecticut in 1781
- summarize the results of the Battle of Fort Griswold

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 (10:00 AM � 8:00 PM) 10 hours
-Living History encampment and tour of Fort Griswold

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019 (9:00AM � 2:00 PM) 5 Hours
-New London Custom House Maritime Museum

27. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2019 to 6/28/2019

This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.
The topics include:
Reading research
Basic principles of language structure
How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
Review and reinforcement
Program implementation
Student placement, progress and monitoring
Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

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

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/27/2019 to 7/3/2019

Teaching Multisensory Reading 2 expands knowledge of literary appreciation and scientifically-based language arts content. The curriculum is structured, sequential, and cumulative. The methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. Participants will hone their ability to differentiate instruction for students who need challenge and those who struggle. This course expands knowledge of the structure of the English language as well as knowledge of the spelling instructional element developed in Course 1 by exposing course participants to an in-depth analysis of syllabication and morphology of high-frequency words in the English language. Comprehension of different text structures is focused on where students learn to use metacognitive strategies to teach students how to understand the main or implied main idea. In addition, participants learn how to interpret student errors and supportive strategies for correction, strategies for group instruction maintaining diagnostic and prescriptive teaching, and vocabulary development including multi-meaning words, simple grammar, and punctuation. Participants actively engage in learning how to develop a student profile and write student progress reports as well as how to teach the writing and comprehension instructional elements in their classrooms. For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu.
All participants must register on My Learning Plan to participate in this course. Tuition in the amount of $990 for this course, which includes 3 graduate credits, will be paid directly to Manhattanville College upon registration with the college. For participants who are not seeking graduate credits, the cost of the course is $550. Materials for the course will be purchased separately, please inquire for details.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/27/2019

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

30. CTE Professional Certification Courses: Creating a Dynamic Classroom Environment ED 402 Cazenovia College (Undergraduate Course)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Individuals pursuing professional CTE certificates for teaching

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

RESCHEDULED DATE: One of the major challenges facing teachers today is classroom management. Larger class sizes and dwindling resources make it more challenging to create an engaging classroom environment. If you add students with special needs (e.g., physical disabilities, limited language skills, emotional challenges, and behavioral problems) to the mix, the challenge becomes even greater. Without a classroom management plan that addresses the organizational and social aspects of the classroom, teachers will find it difficult to maintain and instruct effectively. A well-structured classroom that focuses on cooperation and mutual respect encourages students' to take responsibility for their own actions and thus minimizes classroom disruptions. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.
Required Text: Burke, Kay. What to do with the Kid Who…: Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom (3rd Edition). Arlington Heights, IL: SkyLight Training and Publishing. 2008.

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

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

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.

32. NYSUT - Critical and Creative Thinkers for a Global Age

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

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

This course focuses on developing critical and creative thinkers who can operate in and competently address the issues and challenges of a global age. It focuses on the practice of critical and creative thinking through the use of thinking routines and promotes student engagement, understanding, and independence by making thinking visible. Participants examine the standards and dispositions of critical and creative thinkers, as they explore precise and emotive language, effective communication, inferential reasoning, logical fallacies,thinking from multiple perspectives, creative problem solving, and media literacy. Based in the context of global issues and challenges, the course models over 21 critical and creative thinking routines for the classroom that make thinking visible, foster collaboration and communication,and enhance engagement and understanding in a culture of thinking.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

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

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

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

33. 6th Annual Regional Leadership Institute

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 7/11/2019

The 6th Annual Regional Leadership Institute. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Sulla, President of IDE (Student Centered Learning) This year's theme will be Leadership for Student Engagement.

34. Living History - The Inquiry Design Model: The Battle of Saratoga

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 7/11/2019 to 7/12/2019

Participants will be immersed in an Inquiry Design Model that has been developed specifically for the Living History Education Foundation. The Battle of Saratoga is considered the turning point in the American Revolution and was critical for the formation of the United States. Participants will learn living history techniques that can be incorporated into the Inquiry Design Model that is part of the Framework for New York State Standards. The instructor is a classroom teacher who regularly incorporates living history techniques into his classroom. An encampment on an actual battleground site in full period dress offers a rare opportunity for teachers to fully understand our Revolutionary past.

  • To fully understand and incorporate the Inquiry Design Model
  • To incorporate living history techniques that build collaboration and critical thinking
  • To learn the significance of the Battle of Saratoga and to understand its lasting effects
  • To learn the opportunities available to bring living history to the classroom with the assistance of the Living History Education Foundation

    Thursday, July 11, 2019 (12:00PM – 10:00 PM) – Day 1 Saratoga National Historic Park

    Discussion of Toolkit Implementation – What works? Overview of the Saratoga Campaign Presentation. Teachers are immersed in living history techniques for the day while working with the Living History Inquiry Design Model

  • Uniforms, Set up Tents, Fire Muskets and Drill, Colonial Food Prep and Meal

    Friday, July 12, 2019 (10:00 AM – 3:00 PM) – Day 2

  • Ranger lead tour of the battlefield
  • National Park Classroom examination of primary source documents

    LHEF covers the costs of equipment, colonial food and site fee. Participants are welcome to camp on the battlefield grounds for free on Thursday night

    Participants are responsible for travel expenses; meals and lodging that are not part of the Living History experience

  • 35. NYSUT - Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

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

    UNY 709 (Adelphi)

    In this course, you will explore the extensive research base behind classroom management and work to create a classroom management plan that will provide a foundation on which to build instruction for the rest of the school year. You will investigate your curriculum and instruction to find ways to engage students in learning, which will virtually eliminate classroom management issues. Since preventive measures are not a failsafe, you will explore some minor, escalating, and major behavior problems to better prepare you to address these situations as they arise. You will also explore how to address the special needs of inclusive classrooms as well as technology in the classroom.

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

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

    36. Making Vocabulary Meaningful for Students and Teachers

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators interested in building their vocabulary making skills

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/18/2019

    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.

    Each day in this course, participants will focus on a different vocabulary strategy. Educators will begin each day reading an article based on the strategy focused on that day. After a discussion of the article, the instructor will share his lessons and student work. Participants will then work individually, share in subject-area groups, create a group lesson, and then meet in interdisciplinary groups. They will then share work in those groups and create an interdisciplinary lesson. Course participants will come back as a whole group and share best practices.

    Each day's intent is to not only learn new strategies, but also to add as many ideas and lessons to each teacher's vocabulary instruction repertoire as possible.

    37. Manhattanville College Rose Institute for Literacy and Learning Methods 1: Orton-Gillingham Pathway

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 7/15/2019 to 7/19/2019

    The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College is a teacher training institute dedicated to expediting the acquisition of foundational literacy skill by readers from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. Recognizing the complexity of both our English language and the reading process, the Institute provides a combination of course work and in-school mentoring to enable teachers to teach their students how our written language works. This course is the first course participants must take in order to pursue certification in Orton-Gillingham. For full details of the program, please email Renee.ORourke@mville.edu to schedule an advisement conference.
    All participants must register on My Learning Plan to participate in this course. Tuition in the amount of $1543 for this course, which includes 3 graduate credits, will be paid directly to Manhattanville College upon registration with the college. For participants who are not seeking graduate credits, the cost of the course is $600.

    38. Applied Design Thinking in Education

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Superintendents, District Level Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals and Teacher Leaders.

    Dates: 7/16/2019 to 7/17/2019

    The school community faces difficult challenges that require creative solutions. Human-centered design helps one find and activate those solutions. This 2-day workshop is a "hack-a-thon" style experience intended for educators to apply Design Thinking principles to sticky problems of practice. Building on and applying design thinking and innovation practices from IDEO, Harvard, and MIT, the facilitator will guide participants through a series of activities that will help unlock empathy, divergent and convergent thinking, ideation, prototyping, and testing to confront entrenched problems. Team participation is strongly encouraged. Participants will:
    • Surface a design challenge
    • Engage in empathy-building
    • Narrow in on creative solutions
    • Build prototypes and tests
    • Set an action plan for implementing solutions

    39. GSuite Essentials (Tuesday)

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 7/16/2019

    We are pleased to be partnering with AppsEvents to provide a one-day workshop focused on the essential use of G Suite in any school setting. Participants will explore application of Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides & Forms and become more efficient using Chrome and Chrome Extensions. This workshop features time for individual application/exploration. Some experience with G Suite is helpful but there are no prerequisites other than having a Google account either through your school/organization or a personal Gmail account. *PNWBOCES Model Schools subscribers will receive a 15% discount

    40. GSuite Essentials (Wednesday)

    Program: Model Schools

    Dates: 7/17/2019

    We are pleased to be partnering with AppsEvents to provide a one-day workshop focused on the essential use of G Suite in any school setting. Participants will explore application of Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Documents, Spreadsheets, Slides & Forms and become more efficient using Chrome and Chrome Extensions. This workshop features time for individual application/exploration. Some experience with G Suite is helpful but there are no prerequisites other than having a Google account either through your school/organization or a personal Gmail account. *PNWBOCES Model Schools subscribers will receive a 15% discount

    41. Strategies for High Functioning Teams

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Superintendents, District Level Leaders, Principals, Assistant Principals and Teacher Leaders.

    Dates: 7/18/2019

    Highly effective schools and districts rely on high-functioning teams. In this one-day workshop, participants will learn eight key moves that will immediately impact their school or district teams. As a result of these strategies, participants and team members will be equipped to confront barriers that get in the way of progress while developing shared purpose, laser focus, mutual respect, excellent meetings, balanced work-sharing, effective task management, joyful interpersonal relationships, and productive creativity. Drawing from extensive experience of Harvard's Meeting Wise practices and Stanford's Design Thinking protocols, this workshop will empower participants to accomplish big goals on behalf of their students and communities. Since this is a team-focused workshop, we encourage multiple members of a team to attend together, though individual leaders will also benefit from the concrete strategies offered. $326 for one district registration and $275 for district registrations over 2

    42. Fundations® Level K

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/22/2019

    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), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
    Practical guidelines for implementation
    Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level
    Target Audience: General education kindergarten teachers, special education, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

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

    43. The Accomplished Teaching Series Train-the-Trainers

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

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

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

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

    This training will provide:

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

    NOTE: Please bring a bagged lunch

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 7/23/2019

    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.

    45. Fundations® Level 1

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/23/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 1. The Fundations Level 1 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 1 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson 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 for grade 1, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

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

    46. Fundations® Level 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/24/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 2. The Fundations Level 2 workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 2 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson 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 kindergarten teachers, special education, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

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

    47. Wilson: Just Words®

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 7/25/2019 to 7/26/2019

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

    Workshop Topics:
    Understanding word structure
    Student identification and placement
    Program 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. Participants should bring their manual and kit materials. Kits are not provided during the workshop.
    PNW BOCES is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Individuals pursuing professional CTE certificates for teaching

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

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

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

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

    EDU 661108 Empire State College

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

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

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

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

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

    50. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.
    The topics include:
    Reading research
    Basic principles of language structure
    How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
    Review and reinforcement
    Program implementation
    Student placement, progress and monitoring
    Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

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

    51. CTE Professional Certification Courses: Assessment of Learning ED 220 Cazenovia College (Undergraduate Course)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: Individuals pursuing professional CTE certificates for teaching

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

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

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

    53. Special Education Extension Series: Preschool/Kindergarten

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

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

    NOTE:

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

    54. Developing World Language Proficiency with Literacy-Based Experiences

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

    55. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.
    The topics include:
    Reading research
    Basic principles of language structure
    How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
    Review and reinforcement
    Program implementation
    Student placement, progress and monitoring
    Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice.

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

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 8/21/2019

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    58. New School Building Mentor Learning Session

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    61. NEW School Rules Leadership Institute

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and district leaders of all roles

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

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

    62. Extra Classroom Activity Accounting

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Central Treasurers, Advisors, Business Administrators

    Dates: 9/11/2019

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    65. Grade 4, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4th

    Dates: 9/12/2019 to 3/6/2020

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

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 9/16/2019

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: WRS Level I Certified teachers

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

    This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA for an additional fee. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals
  • Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus
  • Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction
  • Incorporate effective strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction
    Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification and bachelor's degree in education or a related field Participants should bring the proper kit and materials to the workshop.
  • 69. Forces of Influence: Relationship Pushes, Pulls, Shoves, and Nudges

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    71. Leading Workshop Conferences and Small Groups With Traction and Accountability

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/17/2019

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

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

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

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

    73. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System 2 (Grades 3 - 8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    This two-day offering provides professional development on how to administer, score, and analyze the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion, teachers learn how to:
    -Administer, code, and score oral reading behavior
    -Conduct a standardized comprehension conversation
    -Determine independent, instructional, and placement levels for readers using the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Gradient
    -Analyze a child's reading performance, including reading comprehension, reading rate, and word analysis to assess the reader's current processing system
    -Assess reading fluency using the assessment rubric
    -Determine the instructional implications for whole-group, small-group and individualized instruction using assessment results and the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
    -Utilize the Online Data Management System for online record keeping
    Required Materials: Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). Benchmark Assessment System 2, Second or Third Edition, Grades 3-8, Levels L-Z. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Note: The training focuses on Benchmark Assessment System 2, Third edition. This updated version includes revisions to the comprehension conversation and a new scoring rubric among other changes. Participants can continue to use the Second Edition of the systems, however, the training will introduce the new scoring rubric and revised comprehension conversation. Districts currently using the Second Edition can purchase a conversion system for the Third Edition from Heinemann if they choose to update to the new system. Check the Heinemann website for more information on the Third Edition. All participants must have a kit for the workshop.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    75. Grade 5, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5th

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    77. Grade 6, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 6th

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    79. Fundations® Level 2

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/23/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 2. The Fundations Level 2 workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 2 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson 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 kindergarten teachers, special education, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

    81. Fundations® Level 3

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grade 3 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, instructional coaches

    Dates: 9/24/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 3. The Fundations Level 3 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 3 program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
    Practical guidelines for implementation
    Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level
    Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers for grade 3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $249 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER-aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp.

    82. Grade 2, Unit Workshops DUTCHESS (3-Part Series)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

    Dates: 9/24/2019

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

    85. RtI Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: RtI leaders and coordinators

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

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

    86. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

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

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

    88. Wilson: Just Words®

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

    Workshop Topics:
    Understanding word structure
    Student identification and placement
    Program 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. Participants should bring their manual and kit materials. Kits are not provided during the workshop.
    PNW BOCES is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

    89. Math Chairs Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: K-12 Arts teachers, Arts coordinators

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/27/2019

    The WRS® Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson® Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year via Skype and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multi-sensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in the Web Practicum certification program must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. WRS Web training includes an 90 hour online component, online teacher/student observations, and the required teacher/student practicum. Observations will be conducted via Skype. Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods, WRS Level I kit. Kits must be purchased separately and are not included in the cost of the practicum. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee. Required materials: WRS Starter Set must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training 1-800-899-8454 Registration is required by September 13, 2019. This training is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

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

    94. Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

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

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

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

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

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

    Deadline: 5/3/19

    Registration Fee - $150.00

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

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

    Participants will be able to:

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/2/2019

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


    During this session, participants will:

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

    100. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

    101. Fundations® Level K

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/3/2019

    Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
    Workshop Topics
    Underlying principles of Fundations
    How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multi-sensory methods
    Practical guidelines for implementation
    Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level
    Target Audience: General education kindergarten teachers, special education, reading teachers, administrators, and other interested educational professionals. Participants are encouraged to bring their kit or the manual. Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

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