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1. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System 1 (Grades K - 2)

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/25/2017 to 9/26/2017

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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-N 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 1, Second or Third Edition, Grades K-2, Levels A-N. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Note: The training focuses on Benchmark Assessment System 1, 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.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

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

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

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

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New Science 21 Curriculum aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards - The Grade 1 trainings are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials within the newly redesigned Grade 1 curriculum, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session.
Welcome to The Forum - a group developed by school staff who exclusively serve students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The group meets four times per year to network, share updates and new initiatives, and collaboratively problem solve. In addition to the above, September's meeting will focus on teaching social skills to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to their settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.

5. Indicator 10 Self-Review and Work Session - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 9/25/2017

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In this training participants will learn what Indicator 10 is, why they have been identified under this indicator, what the self-review process is, and how to complete the self-review. Finally, participants will complete a self-review on five IEPs in the selected category. Participants must be from districts that have been identified under Indicator 10a or 10b.

6. Anti Bullying Strategies For the Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 11/6/2017

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We have all read the stories, seen the videos and experienced the impact of bullying. It is perhaps one of the longest lasting epidemics in the educational world. As a profession, educators have made great strides in preventing bullying in the school, yet there is so much more work to be done. This course will focus on establishing a safe learning environment where all students can learn. Strategies for preventing bullying and assisting the victims of bullying will be addressed. This course is recommended for all K-12 educators.

Module Topics:
Module 1 - Bullying - Myths Vs. Fact
Module 2 - Classroom Methods to Limit Bullying
Module 3 - Forming Parent Partnerships with the Bullied and the Bully
Module 4 - Cyberbullying - What You Can Do In Your Classroom
Module 5 - Bullying and Suicide, The Bystander Effect
Module 6 - Anti-Bullying Lessons and Unit Plans
Learning Outcomes:
Describe/define bullying
Describe effective methods for dealing with bullying
Discuss types of bullying
Explain how to prevent classroom bullying
Explore how to teach bullies to turn around negative behavior
Describe how to help students not be “bully targets”
Describe how to assist parents when their child is being bullied
Describe how to assist parents when their child is being a bully
Analyze and discuss the impact of cyberbullying
Identify classroom steps for preventing cyberbullying
Research and explain the relationship between bullying and suicide Research methods for teaching students to have empathy

7. SLS Network Meeting: Goal Setting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2017

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

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

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

Participants communicate information back to their schools and districts about: *Common Core State Standards and Empire State Information Fluency Continuum implementation *Common Core research tools and tools to service special needs and ELL students *Subscription databases and educational technology tools *Free resources to support classroom instruction

The PNWBOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:30 am-9:30 am *Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Thursday, January 11, 2018, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 am-12:00 pm *Friday, June 1, 2018, 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.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

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

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

9. Grade 3, Unit Workshops (3 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 3rd

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

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

10. IEPs for ELLs - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 9/26/2017

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The Individualized Education Program is the cornerstone of the special education process for each student. It is the tool to document how one student’s special needs related to his/her disability will be met within the context of an educational environment. English Language Learners have specific needs that other students may not. In this training participants will learn those specific needs and will leave with the knowledge of how to write a more effective IEP for ELL students.

11. Preventing Workplace Harassment and Title IX Officers/Coordinators Training

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 9/26/2017

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Harassment, sexual harassment and discrimination create unhealthy and unproductive school environments. Training and education are the best protection against potential litigation. In this two-hour session designed specifically for Title IX Officers/Coordinators, participants will gain a clear understanding of the legal definition of harassment and focus on prevention strategies that can be applied in the workplace. Participants will learn how to respond when an employee or student makes a harassment claim as well as the steps involved in conducting a comprehensive investigation.

12. ACTION: Dual Language Program PLC

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 11/2/2017

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The Dual Language Program PLC will meet to share insights and experiences, discuss best practices, network, build connections, and explore critical issues.

13. Library Council Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 9/26/2017

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

The PNW BOCES School Library System Council meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, directly following network meetings, unless otherwise noted: *Tuesday, September 26, 2017 *Thursday, November 9, 2017 *Thursday, January 11, 2018 *Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 8:30 am-10:00 am (preceding network meeting) *Wednesday May 16, 2018, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

14. Assistive Technology Forum September 2017

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 9/26/2017

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Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. The September meeting will feature a presentation on how to integrate the use of voice-activated technology into instruction and everyday tasks (such as turning on lights in a room). This session will include a demonstration of the echo dot.

15. Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

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This forum will focus on cultivating a trusted collaborative network of assistant principals with the intent of discussing effective administrative practices, sharing and reflecting upon professional experiences, and providing support to fellow leaders. Participants can also get CTLE hours for attending. Some of the topics may include:



• Time management, relationship building within organization and work/life balance



• Knowledge of special education (various settings, etc.) and social/emotional wellness (DBT, etc.)



• Transitioning between roles (educator to administrator; building level to district level)



• Managing experienced staff, effective evaluation of teaching practice and student learning



• Professional development in districts, books/articles of interest and device free meetings



• Addressing student behavior using PBIS and Restorative Justice



• Performance-Based Assessments, testing accommodations and advanced placement tests

16. *By Invitation Only* CICO-SWIS Training - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 9/27/2017

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

17. Fountas and Pinnell Classroom: The Future of Literacy Education

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Classroom teachers, grades K - 6, literacy coaches, reading specialists, instructional coaches, building leaders, district leaders

Dates: 9/27/2017

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Classrooms are places where students learn how to read, write, and expand all of their language skills, but it is much more. It is a place where they learn how to be confident, self-determined, curious, kind, and literate members of a community, where teachers provide opportunities for students to see themselves reflected in the books they read, grow as thoughtful users of literacy, and engage in real reading, writing, and thinking.. This overview will review best practices in effective balanced literacy blocks through the components of Fountas & Pinnell Classroom. FPC helps teachers understand the critical role of responsive teaching in leading literacy learning forward.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

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

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

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/27/2017

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

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

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

20. Wilson ® Just Words

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

Workshop Topics:

Understanding word structure

Student identification and placement

Program structure and implementation

Getting Started: Unit Structure

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

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

Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

Fee: $469 COSER-aidable

The Hudson River Teacher Center is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

21. CPSE Colloquium - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 9/27/2017

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The CPSE Colloquium will meet three times this year to discuss issues and best practices related to Preschool Special Education. This year some of the issues we will be discussing are behavioral supports, bilingual assessments, eligibility, least restrictive environment and the annual review process.

22. Directors of Guidance Forum

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 5/3/2018

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Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES offers a forum for Directors of Guidance in the region to meet on a regular basis to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

23. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session G (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 2/28/2018

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

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

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

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

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 10/18/2017

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This three-day training is designed for new CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an understanding of the Chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the CSE process. A specific session on the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process will also be provided.

26. Social-Emotional Intelligence (SEL) Workshops for School Leaders

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 12/7/2017

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This series of workshops designed for school and building leaders is based on the current educational and neuroscientific research on the critical ways emotions affect our behavior and success. Building from the work of Daniel Goleman, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, The Wallace Foundation, Harvard Business School and the Stanford University Leadership Institute, the presented approach is interdisciplinary and starts with looking inward at our own leadership styles and behaviors. The sessions will guide you through a process to:

• Understand, build skills and learn how to utilize emotional intelligence to improve your effectiveness and your organization’s functioning

• Examine the Yale RULER Model, the Goleman Competency Framework and Mindfulness Practices to reduce stress, resolve conflict and meet the real world challenges facing school leaders, teachers, students and families today

• Learn how to build leadership teams and use case studies, research, real-world issues as a living laboratory for transformative work
*This is a work session designed for school teams, in which teams should bring school data and/or materials they would like to work on.* This half-day work session provides schools with an opportunity for individual consultation, professional development, and technical assistance from the RSE-TASC trainers in order to improve the fidelity of implementation for your school's social and behavior supports. We are available to help your school extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral interventions. Whether you are looking for guidance on your individualized FBA and BIP materials, your targeted group behavior curriculum, or your school-wide teaching of expectations, the RSE-TASC team is available to advise and assist you.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 9/29/2017 to 1/9/2018

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

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/29/2017

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If you are new to the Integrated Social Studies / ELA Curriculum or your grade level, please join us for an orientation and introduction to the curriculum and its’ extensive array of resources. Districts who have subscribed for the 2017-2018 school year can send two teachers per grade level to this full day of training. (Additional staff can attend for a fee of $91.00 per participant) Attendees will gain a better understanding of the Curriculum’s design, foundational principals, lesson plans, resources, and assessments. Teachers will also have an opportunity to work with other teachers new to the program as they learn how to incorporating SS/ELA into their daily classroom instruction. The curriculum’s designers will lead groups through best practices related to the SS/ELA Curriculum and the New York State Social Studies Framework while providing ample time to explore.

30. Harvard Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL)

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 9/30/2017

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Fall session - Effective Leadership for Transformational Change The Certificate in Advanced Education Leadership (CAEL) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Online Learning for System-Level Leaders Dramatic improvement in the education sector is needed to ensure all children — regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, or creed — have the opportunity and support necessary to fulfill their potential as students and citizens. CAEL develops effective leaders who can drive transformational change. Led by HGSE faculty members, the program is designed for current and aspiring leaders in school districts/systems and state agencies; experienced principals and teachers who aspire to system-level roles; and teams seeking to strengthen their skills and collaborative capabilities. Upcoming CAEL Modules CAEL offers five distinct 12-week online modules which may be taken separately or pursued as a certificate. Participants who wish to earn the certificate must complete the Leading Learning module and can select three of the remaining four modules.

• Leading Learning Required for the Certificate September 11 - December 2, 2017 | Faculty Chair: Elizabeth City Learn More

• Leading for Excellence and Equity September 11 - December 2, 2017 | Faculty Chair: Deborah Jewell-Sherman Learn More

• Driving Change February 5 - April 28, 2018 | Faculty Chair: Andrés Alonso Learn More

• Managing Evidence February 5 - April 28, 2018 | Faculty Chair: Martin West Learn More

• Developing Myself May 7 - July 28, 2018 | Faculty Co-Chairs: Lisa Lahey & Deb Helsing Learn More Special opportunity through the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES: Special Fee of $1,800 per module. The special fee will be applied upon admission to the program. Learn More

31. ACTION Leadership Institute: Advancing Equity in Education

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 10/2/2017

This interactive workshop is based on two thought experiments aimed at engaging participants in the complexities of achieving equity in education and the complex social and economic forces affecting student learning. The goal of the workshop is to raise awareness to the effects of injustice in the lives of youth. What are the forces at play (e.g., peer pressure, poverty, plight)? How might cycles of inequity influence how, why, and what students learn? How might educators disrupt the cycles of inequity so that youth might become empowered to transform their communities and their lives? To answer these questions, the workshop is organized around three core experiences. The first experience is a 30-min simulation activity meant to characterize real world events, while becoming the basis for reflective dialogue. Following the simulation experience, participants will be invited to reflect upon and dialogue about feelings and observations, comparing the simulated experience to the actual world and its various learning contexts. The session will conclude with a small interactive presentation meant to summarize and extend ideas introduced in the workshop. The presentation will also attempt to draw connections from parts 1 and 2 of the workshop to move participants closer to more relevant and restorative educational practices for their districts.Each ACTION Collaborative Network District can send up to seven participants.

32. Foundations of DBT

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 10/2/2017 to 10/3/2017

This two day DBT workshop will teach participants: treatment modes and functions, stages and targets, commitment strategies, validation strategies, change strategies, and dialectical strategies application of DBT principles in individual therapy sessions; structure of skills groups and site specific adaptations, application of DBT principles in a milieu or phone consultation.
Please note: In order to attend this workshop, you must have completed the Introduction to DBT in Schools workshop with Dr. Alec Miller. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 10/2/2017 to 1/29/2018

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

34. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session I (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 10/2/2017 to 3/9/2018

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

35. Preparing Struggling Students for Success on Evidence-Centered Assessments

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Secondary social studies teachers and social studies administrators

Dates: 10/2/2017

Have you begun to introduce components of evidence-centered assessments in your classroom?

Are you concerned about the challenges some of your students might face with these new assessment formats?

This workshop is designed to provide strategies that will assist students in unpacking a variety of types of documents and organizing written responses based on the social studies practices. Attention will be given to providing strategies that can be incorporated into everyday classroom instruction as well as scaffolding strategies for test taking.

36. Alternatives to Suspension

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Grade 6-12 Educators and Leaders

Dates: 10/3/2017 to 11/13/2017

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

Module Topics:
Module 1 - Challenging Behavior and How We Deal With It
Module 2 - School Climate - Positive vs. Toxic
Module 3 - The Conflict Cycle - NYS Quality Indicators
Module 4 - The Traumatized Student, Zero Tolerance
Module 5 - Alternate Consequences
Module 6 - Action Plan Creation (Improving Climate and Behavior)

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

This session is being held for members of the Rye City School District to discuss scheduling with Michael Rettig at the elementary, middle, and high school level. Team members should bring their own lunch. This workshop will run from 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM with two fifteen minute breaks.

38. Co-Teaching & Inclusion Education Academy (Grades 6-12)

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 10/3/2017 to 3/22/2018

This five-day Workshop series will introduce and familiarize teachers with the components of an effective, inclusive classroom environment. Teachers will build skills in utilizing the Co-Teaching Models, individualized goals and inclusive lesson planning in order to provide student access to the general education curriculum in the Least Restrictive Environment. Teachers will engage in hands-on lesson planning that involves whole group access and barrier-free learning, as well as, student supports to address individualized goals. Teachers will also learn about implementing positive behavioral approaches for students with challenging behaviors. Lastly, teachers will discuss and reflect on what it means to be an inclusive classroom and school community.
This Workshop is intended for collaborative, co-taught classrooms or classrooms with consultants or push-in support staff (such as OT, Speech, etc.). School teams should include the co-teaching team as well as any additional school members (such as RSPs, Instructional Leaders, and Administrators).
Day 1: Inclusive Instruction: Understanding Access
Day 2: Inclusive Lesson Planning for the Whole Group & the Individual Student
Day 3: Adaptive Materials to Support Diverse Learners in Least Restrictive Environments
Day 4: Considering Students Who Present with Behavioral Challenges: How to Provide Support & Access
Day 5: Protocols and Structures for Creating & Sustaining Inclusive Practices in Your School Communities

Participants will be provided with strategies, structures and resources to apply in their classrooms in between sessions, with the expectation of sharing experiences and outcomes at each subsequent session.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 10/3/2017 to 1/10/2018

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

40. Integrated Social Studies/ELA: A Deeper Dive in Grades K-2

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades K-2 social studies teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/3/2017

If you are a new or returning user to the SS/ELA curriculum, this is your chance to explore and develop a year-long plan for SS/ELA in your district and learn from other grade-level colleagues in the region.

You will leave with a pacing chart that can be used to make the most of your time in social studies this year. You are encouraged to bring your laptop, come with a partner, and share your work with colleagues.

After briefly reviewing the Framework and practices, we’ll introduce you to the dynamic new features the program includes. We will also discuss the latest trends in working with sources (Evidence-Centered Design) and how SS/ELA adapts to those trends.

You will have time to explore the essential lessons at your grade level that emphasize key ideas, concepts, and social studies practices. Along with assistance in developing a pacing chart, the facilitators will provide guidance so that you will be able to turnkey the comprehensive social studies plan you have developed.

41. Understanding and Assessing Dyslexia by Incorporating the Shaywitz Screener

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Special education teachers, administrators, social workers, and school psychologists

Dates: 10/3/2017

In this workshop, led by Dr. Adam Scheller, participants will study dyslexia and identify the characteristics of the condition, as well as its risk factors. Through the discussion of different methods of screening and assessment, participants will focus on the Shaywitz Screener as a helpful tool in identifying dyslexic students. The session will address the specific objectives of the Shaywtiz Screener and the meaning of the screening questions, and participants will learn how to interpret the results of the screener.

42. Scheduling with Michael Rettig - Harrison - High School

Program: Curriculum Center

Dates: 10/3/2017

This session is being held for members of the Harrison School District to discuss scheduling with Michael Rettig at the high school level.

43. Scheduling with Michael Rettig - Byram Hills - High School

Program: Curriculum Center

Dates: 10/4/2017

This session is being held for members of the Byram Hills School District to discuss scheduling with Michael Rettig at the high school level.

44. Grade K, Unit Workshops Session C (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 10/4/2017 to 1/11/2018

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

45. Integrated Social Studies/ELA: A Deeper Dive in Grades 3-4

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 3-4 social studies teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/4/2017

If you are a new or returning user to the SS/ELA curriculum, this is your chance to explore and develop a year-long plan for SS/ELA in your district and learn from other grade-level colleagues in the region.

You will leave with a pacing chart that can be used to make the most of your time in social studies this year. You are encouraged to bring your laptop, come with a partner, and share your work with colleagues.

After briefly reviewing the Framework and practices, we’ll introduce you to the dynamic new features the program includes. We will also discuss the latest trends in working with sources (Evidence-Centered Design) and how SS/ELA adapts to those trends.

You will have time to explore the essential lessons at your grade level that emphasize key ideas, concepts, and social studies practices. Along with assistance in developing a pacing chart, the facilitators will provide guidance so that you will be able to turnkey the comprehensive social studies plan you have developed.

46. Words Their Way Featuring Keynote by Author, Donald Bear

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/4/2017

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Words Their Way® is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills.Learn the research behind Words Their Way™ and why students’ ability to learn, comprehend, and use vocabulary is greatly enhanced by the instructional strategies in the components. Participants can expect to be actively engaged, using the instructional language and interacting with peers in academic conversations. Participants will practice and use word sorts, instructional strategies, and lessons to become familiar with the program’s content. Participants plan and use a variety of word sorts to be implemented into their phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction. Participants will leave the session with an assortment of activities, ideas, and instructional practices to incorporate into their daily reading program.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:




• Describe the key aspects of word study.




• Examine student spelling as a beginning point for instruction.




• Recognize and demonstrate word sorting as an instructional and learning tool.




• Summarize the program materials, components, and other resources, as well as how they are used in the classroom.




• Connect students’ reading needs with word study instruction.




• Create an assortment of activities, ideas, and instructional practices to incorporate into a daily reading program.

47. Words Their Way with English Learners, Featuring Keynote by Author, Donald Bear

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/4/2017

Words Their Way® is a hands-on, developmentally-driven approach to word study that illustrates how to integrate and teach children phonics, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Word study can be a powerful instructional method for teachers and their English learning students. Learn the research behind Words Their Way™ and why students’ ability to learn, comprehend, and use vocabulary is greatly enhanced by the instructional strategies in the components. Participants can expect to be actively engaged, using the instructional language and interacting with peers in academic conversations. Participants will practice and use word sorts, instructional strategies, and lessons to become familiar with the program’s content. Participants plan and use a variety of word sorts to be implemented into their phonics, spelling, and vocabulary instruction. Participants will leave the session with an assortment of activities, ideas, and instructional practices to incorporate into their daily reading program.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:


• Describe the key aspects of word study.


• Examine student spelling as a beginning point for instruction.


• Recognize and demonstrate word sorting as an instructional and learning tool.


• Summarize the program materials, components, and other resources, as well as how they are used in the classroom.


• Connect students’ reading needs with word study instruction.


• Create an assortment of activities, ideas, and instructional practices to incorporate into a daily reading program.

48. Scheduling with Michael Rettig - Byram Hills - Middle School

Program: Curriculum Center

Dates: 10/4/2017

This session is being held for members of the Byram Hills School District to discuss scheduling with Michael Rettig at the middle school level.

49. Scheduling with Michael Rettig - Ossining - Elementary School

Program: Curriculum Center

Dates: 10/4/2017

This session is being held for members of the Ossining School District to discuss scheduling with Michael Rettig at the elementary school level.
This session is being held for members of the Ossining School District to discuss scheduling with Michael Rettig at the high school level.

51. 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: 10/5/2017 to 10/6/2017

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.

52. Grade 1, Unit Workshops Session H (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 3/6/2018

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

53. Integrated Social Studies/ELA: A Deeper Dive in Grades 5-6

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 5-6 social studies teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/5/2017

If you are a new or returning user to the SS/ELA curriculum, this is your chance to explore and develop a year-long plan for SS/ELA in your district and learn from other grade-level colleagues in the region.

You will leave with a pacing chart that can be used to make the most of your time in social studies this year. You are encouraged to bring your laptop, come with a partner, and share your work with colleagues.

After briefly reviewing the Framework and practices, we’ll introduce you to the dynamic new features the program includes. We will also discuss the latest trends in working with sources (Evidence-Centered Design) and how SS/ELA adapts to those trends.

You will have time to explore the essential lessons at your grade level that emphasize key ideas, concepts, and social studies practices. Along with assistance in developing a pacing chart, the facilitators will provide guidance so that you will be able to turnkey the comprehensive social studies plan you have developed.

54. Building Confidence and Relevance in Your Data Skills

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

Dates: 10/5/2017

Make meaning of the content and construct of your measures to enhance your data interpretation skills. Use data visualization tools to uncover patterns and look for trends in your data. Explore different reports for different users and audiences to find gaps and inform instruction. What is Alpine Achievement? Alpine Achievement is an Internet-based data management, analysis, and analytics/early alert system designed specifically for K-12 education. Alpine integrates state and large-scale assessment data, locally developed assessments, attendance, behavior, grades, and all student plans. Performance tasks, 21st Century skills, social/ emotional learning, competency tracking, and standards can be integrated as well. What is Alpine Achievement?

55. Fundations® Level K

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 10/5/2017

Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level K. The Fundations Level K Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level K program. This five-hour workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
Workshop Topics
Underlying principles of Fundations
How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
Practical guidelines for implementation
Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level
Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, K-3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $275 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

56. Office Staff Webinar Series - Lunch and Learn

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 5/10/2018

The webinar series is back and with many great new topics for the Educational Office Professional who wants to put new tools in the toolbox. Topics will include: Difficult conversations Great ways to use Google forms Establishing professional relationships (Panel) Effective business writing Wellness and work-life balance Excel tips and tricks Think time and team - Working effectively with your administrator. (Panel) Please note these will be live but also available on demand.

57. Science Coordinators Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 4/25/2018

Let's talk about all things science education!

The goals of this year's meetings are to continue building the network of science leaders throughout the Lower Hudson Valley region, delve into the science standards being designed in New York State, and explore and discuss any topics of interest to the group.

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

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

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

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

58. Integrated Social Studies/ELA: A Deeper Dive in Grades 7-8

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 7-8 social studies teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/6/2017

If you are a new or returning user to the SS/ELA curriculum, this is your chance to explore and develop a year-long plan for SS/ELA in your district and learn from other grade-level colleagues in the region.

You will leave with a pacing chart that can be used to make the most of your time in social studies this year. You are encouraged to bring your laptop, come with a partner, and share your work with colleagues.

After briefly reviewing the Framework and practices, we’ll introduce you to the dynamic new features the program includes. We will also discuss the latest trends in working with sources (Evidence-Centered Design) and how SS/ELA adapts to those trends.

You will have time to explore the essential lessons at your grade level that emphasize key ideas, concepts, and social studies practices. Along with assistance in developing a pacing chart, the facilitators will provide guidance so that you will be able to turnkey the comprehensive social studies plan you have developed.

59. Fundations® Level 1

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 10/6/2017

Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), and this workshop addresses Level 1. The Fundations Level 1 Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations Level 1 program. This five-hour workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel.
Workshop Topics
Underlying principles of Fundations
How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods
Practical guidelines for implementation
Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level
Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, K-3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $275 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

60. Dyslexia Awareness and Simulation Session

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: General education teachers, special education teachers, pupil personnel directors, building administrators, and parents

Dates: 10/10/2017

This dyslexia awareness session is designed to provide a broad overview for teachers to recognize that dyslexia is hiding in their classrooms. Teachers need to be aware of this specific learning disability and how to provide the proper interventions and accommodations. Once a teacher recognizes the characteristics of dyslexia, he or she will understand the need to provide a universal approach to instruction. Members of the Learning Ally team will provide:
-Dyslexia Simulations
-Assistive Technology
-Verbal and Orthographic signs of dyslexia
-Common myths of dyslexia
-Brain science that supports cerebrodiversity, plasticity, and connectivity

61. Identifying & Managing School Refusal Behavior in School Settings

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 10/10/2017

Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders (CUCARD)- Westchester will provide a half day workshop to address school refusal. This training will assist participants in identifying anxious behavior in the school setting (early warning signs, identifying functions of school refusal behavior), providing psychoeducation to children about anxiety (normalizing anxiety for children, benefits and costs of anxiety-related avoidance, rationale for treatment), strategies to help anxious students think and act more flexibly in anxiety-provoking situations, strategies to help anxious students manage physical symptoms of anxiety and working with parents and caregivers of anxious children.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be better able to 1) Accurately and efficiently identify school-related anxiety and school refusal behavior 2) Assess the functions of school refusal behavior on a case-by-base basis 3) Apply cognitive-behavioral therapy strategies to address school refusal behavior 4) Collaborate with parents and caregivers to facilitate consistent attendance and participation in school
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127

62. Now is the Time: Writing Questions Based on Evidence-Centered Design for Global History and Geography

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 9-10 social studies teachers and social studies administrators

Dates: 10/10/2017 to 11/1/2017

Your incoming 9th graders in September 2017 will have two options when it comes to the Global History and Geography Regents: in June 2019 they will take either the Transition Year Regents, the New Global History and Geography Regents, or both, at district discretion.

As your district continues to implement the 2014 Social Studies Framework, now is the time to prepare your students for the new form of questioning based on Evidence-Centered Design.

Both the transition exam and the new Regents will cover the year 1750 to the present. In order to prepare our students for the new assessment models, both ninth- and tenth-grade teachers are invited to participate in the regional creation of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and enduring issues essays based on the new Framework (Practices and Key Ideas, Concepts, and Content). All questions developed will be shared by the participants through Google Docs, so districts can amass a large database of questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet, and if one is not readily available, PNW BOCES will provide a laptop so you can participate in question development.

63. Science 21 Administrator's Briefing 1 (AM)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/10/2017

For Science21 Administrators or Science Kit Contact: This 2.5 hour session is an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of Science21 and learn how the curriculum changes will affect your district’s schools. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of the session. This briefing will address the following topics: - New York State Science Learning Standards Overview—Changing Scope and Sequence of Science21—Curriculum and Instructional changes in the program—Submitting Orders—Budget Cycle—Kit and Training planning—Kit Management. Note: this is a half-day session from 8:30 — 11:00.

64. Science 21 Administrator's Briefing 1 (PM)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/10/2017

For Science21 Administrators or Science Kit Contact: This 2.5 hour session is an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of Science21 and learn how the curriculum changes will affect your district’s schools. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of the session. This briefing will address the following topics: - New York State Science Learning Standards Overview—Changing Scope and Sequence of Science21—Curriculum and Instructional changes in the program—Submitting Orders—Budget Cycle—Kit and Training planning—Kit Management. Note: this is a half-day session from 12:00 - 2:30.

65. Secondary Social Studies Leaders - Now Continues to Be Our Time!

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Secondary social studies leaders

Dates: 10/11/2017 to 4/19/2018

Shift Happened! Are our students prepared for the changes that are coming to Social Studies?

We are now entering the final stages of preparing our students for the introduction of New York State's latest model of Social Studies assessments based on Evidence-Centered Design.

Fall, winter, and spring meetings will keep us informed of the most current information being shared by New York State.

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

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/11/2017

The Units of Study for Teaching Reading, K–2 series offers grade-by-grade curricula in reading designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards. Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders in schools, think tanks, and advanced Institute sections, the new reading series is rooted in the Project's best practices and newest thinking. The series includes state-of-the-art charts and tools, methods for teaching reading, undergirded by the Project's learning progressions in reading for literature and informational texts.

67. FBA-BIP Refresher - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 10/11/2017

This training is a refresher course for participants that have already attended an RSE-TASC FBA-BIP training. A review of the components of high-quality, comprehensive Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) will be covered, including positive behavior support and progress monitoring strategies, data collection tools, and procedures for monitoring intervention integrity. Participants should bring copies of their own FBAs and BIPs (with identifying student information removed) and will have the opportunity to engage in collaborative peer review with colleagues to assess the quality and completeness of their FBAs and BIPs. In addition, participants should bring their RSE-TASC FBA-BIP Binder with them if they received one at a previous training. We will be using materials from the binder at this training.

68. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Briefing for School Administrators

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders who are responsible for science instruction, curriculum development, and evaluation

Dates: 10/11/2017

This workshop will provide administrators with an overview of the NYSSLS and the dimensions of learning that are explicit in the standards. Participants will discuss the practical applications of the Science and Engineering Practices, how Core Ideas are different from content, and the integration of the Crosscutting Concepts in instruction. The presenters will review the proposed timeline of implementation and the implications for elementary, middle, and secondary science instruction. Updates from the New York State Education Department will also be reviewed.

69. Going Beyond Alignment: K-5 Textbook Selection Study

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators given the task of selecting elementary math materials: teachers, department chairs, coordinators, and assistant superintendents of curriculum

Dates: 10/12/2017

Textbook selection is a big deal. Besides having a big price tag financially, the materials we use with students deeply impact what our students learn, and how they approach, the different subjects we explore with them. This workshop provides training to identify quality materials that exemplify the spirit of the Next Generation Math Standards. This process of active textbook selection promotes purchasing materials that not only align with the standards, but also provide the focus, coherence, and rigor that exemplifies our movement to more rigorous teaching and learning.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 10/12/2017 to 1/17/2018

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

71. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators who will serve as lead evaluators for the first time during the 2017 - 2018 school year

Dates: 10/12/2017 to 3/1/2018

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.

72. Pace University Data Informed Inquiry for Educational Leaders: A Certificate Program

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 10/12/2017 to 3/8/2018

This program will offer leaders an opportunity to further develop their knowledge of multiple forms of assessment, the intersections between assessment and demographic data, and the relationship between those data and curriculum and instruction, their ability to lead data inquiry in districts, schools, and classrooms, and their skill in using technology to do so. The program will be delivered during the fall semester primarily through in-person sessions, supplemented with webinars, online learning modules and conversations with instructors. Each participant or school/district team will be guided through an inquiry project designed to improve learning outcomes for students. Participants will present their projects to one another and to other educators. Topics will include: Reviewing basic statistical terms and concepts Best practices in collecting and analyzing data from multiple sources Creating, supporting, and facilitating collaborative data-informed inquiry teams Preparing and presenting data and inquiry team findings to diverse audiences

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

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-12 classroom teachers, coaches, and mentor teachers

Dates: 10/12/2017 to 3/23/2018

Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is Research for Better Teaching's (RBT) cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity(i.e. the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement). It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making, and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students. The Studying Skillful Teaching workshop is comprised of the following components:
-Course schedules are designed to balance in-class learning and reflection with out-of-class application
-Course readings draw upon the course text, The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills (2009), and current professional articles
-Course assignments, of which there are three, strengthen participants' capacities in the areas of planning, teaching, and reflecting
-Participants are expected to come prepared to each session having completed course readings and assignments and ready to engage in critical thinking and dialogue with fellow educators

***Course includes cost of one copy of the required text, The Skillful Teacher, and lunch.
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. *Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials.
Providing accessible and meaningful instruction for students is the key to having success with learning standards. In this four day training, participants will learn the key components of Explicit Direct Instruction, a research-based framework for developing and delivering classroom lessons to students of all abilities, which has proven to be especially effective for students with disabilities. Participants will spend two full days learning content and strategies that can be used to support implementation in specialized settings. The third training day will be a half-day and allow participants to assess their own implementation through lesson study, which will focus on collaborative problem solving, practicing lessons and incorporating feedback.

76. APPR 3012-d – Fall Reminders, Timelines and Record Keeping

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Administrators interested in reviewing and updating their SLO and APPR knowledge

Dates: 10/12/2017

New
This workshop focuses on APPR as a year-long process of establishing timelines, creating SLOs, setting targets for student growth, collecting and storing data, and ensuring data security while maintaining complete and accurate records.

Participants will review the assurances made during the creation of their districts’ plans and discuss the recently announced NYSED review of districts’ SLOs and APPR data.
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.

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/12/2017 to 10/29/2017

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

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

79. Collegial Circle for Visual Arts Educators

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of the visual arts and leaders responsible for arts coordination

Dates: 10/13/2017 to 5/10/2018

In a technically-focused world, we have a responsibility to educate the whole child to become a global citizen in his or her community. Art has always provided diverse opportunities for communication, expression, and motivating activities for all types of learners. As we move into a new era of art education, our programs should be able to further support this. The collegial circle for visual arts teachers will allow us to meet, share, and communicate approaches for this type of classroom and curriculum.

The focus of the collegial circle this year is exploring ways to incorporate 21st century skills in the art room and on methods to leverage the A in STEAM to connect with other content areas. This program will provide K-12 art teachers with ideas on how to integrate other content areas into their art curriculum in ways that will motivate, engage, and create real-world experiences for their students.

80. Elementary Social Studies Leaders Collegial Circle: Continue the Journey Because Now is the Time!

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Social studies district or building administrators, and lead teachers

Dates: 10/13/2017 to 4/19/2018

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

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

81. Generation Ready - Engaging Students in Discourse to Deepen Comprehension in Grades 3 - 5

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 3-5 classroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and instructional leaders

Dates: 10/13/2017

Purposeful dialogue (quality conversations and student discourse), both between teacher and student and student and other students, is important in becoming literate. It develops students who are responsible to each other as listeners and makers of meaning. Through reciprocal reading exchanges, students work with the teacher (and a “more expert other”) and as they explore deeper meanings in texts they can share interpretations and responses. In small group discussion students have the opportunity both to engage in extended conversations about complex ideas and to have their understandings deepened by the ideas of their peers.

In this workshop, educators will take a deeper look at discourse, how to build it into literacy work, and ways to truly engage students in it in the upper elementary grades.
At the conclusion of this 3-day team training, participants will have a detailed action plan to aide in their implementation of School-Wide PBIS. Teams will learn how to collaborate with school staff to identify and teach school-wide behavior expectations; develop and adhere to a school-wide acknowledgment system; and create a clear and consistent response system that draws on data to continually support students in need. A special emphasis will be placed on the ultimate goal of improving student outcomes. Although teams will choose the student outcomes that are most important to their school and community, the most common student outcomes impacted by School-Wide PBIS include an increase in respectful and safe behavior, a decrease in office discipline referrals, a decrease in suspensions, and a decrease in out of district placements.

83. Foreign Language Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: World language teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/13/2017 to 4/20/2018

If you are a foreign language department chair, director, coordinator, or lead teacher who wants to be aware of Languages Other Than English (LOTE) policy on standards and assessments from the State Education Department, as well as the latest news from the field, come to Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES to meet with other chairs and share experiences, expertise, successes, and challenges.

There will be a series of four meetings this year. As a participant you will be included in a listserv that fosters communication among members and with the facilitator throughout the year.

Topics discussed during these sessions will include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Articulation
-Rubrics
-Use of target language
-Curriculum writing
-Connecting with other disciplines
-Assessments
-Organization updates, information from regional affiliates, curriculum, and programmatic resources, and
-Aligning with the revised Common Core Learning Standards.

84. 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: 10/13/2017 to 6/1/2018

During our meetings, members will have the opportunity to share issues, 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 revised Mathematics Learning Standards 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!

85. Living History: The Last Encampment of the Continental Army and the Purple Heart

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/13/2017 to 10/14/2017

New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is where the Continental Army under General George Washington spent the last winter and spring of the Revolutionary War. In October 1782, General Washington moved his northern army to New Windsor to establish winter quarters. Some 7,500 soldiers and 500 women and children civilian refugees encamped here. By late December 1782, they had erected nearly 600 log huts into a "cantonment," a military enclave. It was at the New Windsor Cantonment that the cease fire orders were issued by Washington ending the eight-year War of Independence on April 19, 1783. New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site is also home to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor. To honor the service of his troops, General Washington chose a select few to receive a small purple cloth Badge of Merit, inspiring creation of the present day Purple Heart medal. In 1932, the new Purple Heart medal was presented to nearly 138 veterans of World War I on these same historic grounds. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor is dedicated to preserving the stories of Purple Heart recipients from all branches of service and across generations.

Participants will be able to:

- Discuss the strategic situation in the last 2 years of America’s War of Independence in the Hudson Valley

- Identify the causes and effects of the Newburgh Conspiracy

- Explain the condition of the Continental Army in the last 2 years of the war following the surrender of British forces at Yorktown in 1781

- Apply knowledge learned in this course into classroom lessons about history, citizenship and democracy

Friday, October 13th, 2017 (4:00 PM – 9:00 PM) Carmel High School

Saturday, October 14th, 2017 (9:00 AM – 7:00 PM) -Site visit to New Windsor Cantonment and the National Purple Heart Museum

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

86. Introduction to Mindfulness in the Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/14/2017

Students (and teachers) face a variety of stresses, both in and out of school, which impact their academic performance as well as their social and emotional well-being. The growing body of research continues to suggest that mindfulness training can lead to increased focus, emotional regulation, and empathy even amidst stressful circumstances, creating a powerful foundation for students to be learning-ready and resilient in the face of challenges. What's more, teachers grounded in mindfulness training are more likely to feel professionally fulfilled and more connected to their students-critical factors in creating a school-based culture of mindfulness. What is mindfulness? Jon Kabat-Zinn, a researcher and pioneer of mindfulness in clinical settings, defines it as paying attention in a specific way: on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment. In this workshop, participants will:



• Learn several core mindfulness techniques that can easily be incorporated into their daily lives and shared with students;



• Explore the basics of the brain science connected to mindfulness;



• Examine research on mindfulness in education;



• Discuss strategies for implementing mindfulness in the school/classroom setting.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 10/14/2017

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

88. Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 10/16/2017

The ability to design and conduct a controlled experiment is a skill every science teacher and student needs to have. A "fair" test of a single factor, where other variables are held constant, leads to new scientific understanding. In this workshop participants will develop a working knowledge of independent, dependent and controlled variables and will learn how to design experimental procedures that are repeatable, and will lead to the accurate measurement and recording of data. To develop these skills, teachers will conduct several hands-on experiments, taken from the SCIENCE 21 curriculum, and work cooperatively to create a procedure for a novel experiment. The concepts taken from this workshop will fit fluidly with some of the engineering goals specified in the New York State Science Learning Standards and will also help prepare students for concepts tested on the New York State Elementary/Intermediate Level Science Tests.

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

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 10/16/2017 to 1/18/2018

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

91. MakerSpace Facilitators Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Library media specialists, teachers, and administrators

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 4/17/2018

Our MakerSpace Facilitators Collegial Circle continues this year as a collaborative think-tank of leaders and innovators!

Whether a past participant or new to the group, we hope you will join our cohort to explore how your district, school, or classroom can embrace the Maker movement as we engage in lively discussion, share best practices, go on site visitations, and gather resources and programming ideas.

92. Pace University School Business Fundamentals for District and Building Leaders: A Certificate Program

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 4/24/2018

This Institute will provide district and building administrators with the functional knowledge of the business aspects of our schools necessary to effectively lead in today’s educational environment. Participants will grasp the key issues all school leaders must understand given current fiscal challenges. A series of four-hour sessions will be facilitated by three of the top school business leaders in our region. Topics will include but are not limited to: Planning and budget development Budget and fiscal management District operations i.e. facilities, food service, transportation, etc. A certificate from Pace University will be issued to those who attend and actively participate in all five sessions.

93. Teachers College Reading and Writing Project: Units of Study in Reading 3 - 5

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 10/17/2017

The Units of Study for Teaching Reading, 3-5 series offers grade-by-grade curricula in reading designed to meet ambitious 21st century global standards. Drawing on learning gleaned from decades of research, curriculum development, and working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders in schools, think tanks, and advanced Institute sections, the new reading series is rooted in the Project's best practices and newest thinking. The series includes state-of-the-art charts and tools, methods for teaching reading, undergirded by the Project's learning progressions in reading for literature and informational texts.
This workshop focuses on transition planning for students who are both English Language Learners (ELLs) and who also have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Join us as we explore cultural competency in school and its impact on planning for the future. We will discuss family involvement and how to develop accessible environments. Diploma and certificate options will be reviewed as well as strategies for connecting with community services and programs. Transition planning tools and resources, available in multiple languages, will be shared.

95. Science Research Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Science teachers, science research educators, administrators, and curriculum coordinators

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 5/10/2018

This workshop is designed for school districts that currently offer, or want to start, a Science Research program. Discussions will include year-by-year activities, how to read a research paper, how to design poster and PowerPoint presentations, methods for finding resources, ways to support students, and other topics proposed by members.

96. Secondary ELA Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: English Language Arts teachers, middle school administrators, and high school administrators

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 5/23/2018

During these meetings, we discuss topics that are important to the participants.

We select both timely topics and age-old concerns. The agendas are shaped by curricular topics, such as digital writing assessment, departmental course offerings, programs tied to college credit, and new book titles for the classroom.

We also problem-solve and seek advice from one another: How do we handle AP course admissions? How do we address the need vs. want of honors classes? How do we run our summer reading programs?

Overall, the meetings are a great opportunity to share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools approach various issues. We exchange valuable information and ideas not only at the meetings but also through our email threads and shared Google Docs.

97. HR Boot Camp: A Certificate Program for Building Administrators

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 10/17/2017 to 5/1/2018

This series will assist building level administrators by developing an in-depth understanding of human resources as it relates to their building leadership role as well as preparation for central office roles. Sessions will address critical topics such as recruitment, interviewing skills, selection and appointment, induction and orientation, contract negotiations, conducting investigations and administration. At the conclusion of these six training sessions, participants may choose to be involved in a summer internship of approximately 35 hours and thus be awarded a certificate in Human Resources from the Center for Educational Leadership.

98. Innovative Programming for ENL Students Road Trip

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 10/18/2017

This program is a joint offering with the PNW BOCES Center for Educational Leadership and Curriculum Center. Participants will take a road trip to the Peekskill City School District to explore how the district’s work in serving an ever-increasing ENL population of students is working. Prior to the road trip, participants will be given background information on the district and the programs. The visit will include programs from all three levels – elementary, middle and high school. Building and school leaders with their ENL staff will discuss their programs and the ongoing challenges and successes of meeting the needs of this diverse population. Transportation will be provided. This program is provided at no cost to your district.

99. Fundations® Level 1

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 10/18/2017

Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3), 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 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.

100. Now is the Time: Writing Questions Based on Evidence-Centered Design in Grades 6-8

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle school social studies teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 11/13/2017

Your incoming students beginning in September 2017 will face a new type of questioning on social studies New York State assessments as they proceed through the grades.

Since all districts in the state are working to implement the 2014 Social Studies Framework, now is the time to prepare your students for Evidence-Centered Design on assessments.

In order to prepare our students for these new models, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teachers and administrators are invited to participate in the regional creation of multiple choice questions, short answer questions, and enduring issues essays based on the new Framework (Practices and Key Ideas, Concepts, and Content). All questions developed will be shared by the participants through Google Docs, so districts can access a large database of questions.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet, and if one is not readily available, PNW BOCES will provide a laptop so you can participate in question development.
This workshop will help school personnel learn how to distinguish a learning disability from the normal language acquisition process. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. Particular attention will be paid to the natural acquisition processes of a second language and on using RtI to reduce the referral of ELLs to special education services.