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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Grades 5 - 12 teachers, English teachers, special education teachers

Dates: 6/23/2018 to 7/21/2018

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

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/29/2018

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

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

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

EDU 661108 Empire State College

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

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Empire State College 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.

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

3. NYSUT - Multiple Intelligences: Theory & Practice

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/29/2018

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

SED 672 College of Saint Rose- Also Available Online

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. NYSUT: Introduction to Exceptionalities - Undergraduate Course ED 210 Cazenovia C1

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Individuals pursuing Initial CTE certificates for teaching

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/29/2018

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This course provides an overview of the education of children and youth with exceptionalities, focusing on those with disabilities and giftedness. Among the areas covered are: a review of the historical, philosophical and legal foundations of special education and other exceptionalities; definitions of exceptionalities and their prevalence, causes and characteristics. In addition, the course will cover current issues and trends in regard to how and where these children are educated. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.
Required Text: Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education, 9th edition by William Heward, ISBN# 9780135035295

5. Middle School Science Summer Project

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Participants in the Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Middle School Science Summer Project

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/28/2018

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Please use this MyLearningPlan posting to register for the Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Middle School Science Summer Project.

6. The Writing Revolution: Advancing Thinking Through Writing Grades 3 - 12 Introductory Workshop

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 3 - 12 teachers in all content areas, secondary school leaders, district leaders, instructional coaches, special education teachers

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/28/2018

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The Writing Revolution provides educators with practical, scaffolded strategies for supporting all learners with their writing, which is also proven to lead to improved reading comprehension and critical thinking. Writing Revolution trains teachers and school leaders in the Hochman Method, a carefully calibrated, artfully sequenced and highly explicit set of strategies for teachers to embed in their curriculum. The Writing Revolution will present the instructional tenets of the Hochman Method and help educators support students’ college and career readiness. This three-day workshop is designed to prepare educators to implement the Hochman method in grades 3 - 12 classrooms and provides teachers and school leaders with the opportunity to develop the capacity to implement effective writing instructional strategies in all subjects.

7. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence - Cohort 2

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 6/27/2018 to 5/8/2019

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Registration for this program is by invite only for districts that participate in the Yale Center for EI - Cohort 2 Program.

8. Teacher Leaders in the Classroom and Out

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: K- 12 teachers and Special area teachers

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/21/2018

Every day in the classroom, teachers assume leadership roles and model for their students. However, presenting ourselves as leaders within the school, district and community can some times present more of a challenge. In this course, we will explore ways to become active participants in Professional Learning Communities, how to write winning grants and how to find professional organizations in and out of the learning community. We will share ideas on how to engage parents, how to become leaders among our peers, and how to advance our leadership skills to the next level. While researching leadership qualities and designing ways to implement them, we will frame our individual needs and expectations and, at the end of this course, every participant will have a customized leadership plan that you can begin to put into practice. This is an Instructed Course - Teachers will be working directly with the course instructor and each other to share ideas. They will also interact within a private group.

9. Choosing Appropriate Texts for Struggling Readers

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Grades K - 5 teachers, special education teachers, instructional coaches, literacy coaches, reading specialists

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/27/2018

This course will focus on selecting appropriate texts for students who struggle with reading at any grade level. Participants will design a multitude of lessons, review research on guided reading strategies conducted by respected educational professionals, create practical tools for student use in the classroom, and review, analyze, and discuss reading assessment tools and data collection methods. Participants will share work with each other and will provide meaningful feedback to one another as a collaborative model.

10. Close Reading in the Differentiated Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: K - 12 teachers, literacy specialists, instructional coaches, reading teachers

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/27/2018

This course will focus on Close Reading. Together, we will navigate through how to conduct a close read, how to find appropriate texts for a close read, and how to scaffold and guide our students to being able to complete a close read. We will practice and discuss the benefits of conducting close reads as opposed to traditional reading of texts. We will unpack the steps and “rules” of close reading as they pertain to teaching students in the classroom. This course will help participants become more comfortable using paired texts in their respective content areas in order to achieve classroom goals and meet objectives. Through their work, participants will also understand how close reading can help students measure their own learning.

11. Differentiating and Modifying Curriculum to Meet the Needs of all Learners in Your Class

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers K - 12, special education teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/2/2018 to 7/27/2018

As teachers, we must be prepared to respond to a variance among learners in our classrooms. Throughout this class, participants will navigate through the differences between differentiation and modification of curriculum. Participants will also explore different ways to meet the needs of all learners in different classrooms, as well as explore co-teaching models and strategies for a successful partnership. The practical format of this class will lend itself to real life teaching situations. This self-paced class will help participants to develop lessons that include multiple modalities as well as lessons that will pique the interest of students with various learning styles in classrooms.

12. Making Vocabulary Meaningful for Students and Teachers

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Secondary ELA teachers, special education teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/5/2018 to 8/2/2018

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

13. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Part I

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

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

14. NYSUT - Differentiated Instruction in Today's Schools

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Regular and special education teachers, grades K-12, learning disability specialists, support and clinical staff, career/tech educators

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/13/2018

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

EDU 661128 (Empire)

Differentiated Instruction for Today’s Classroom® is a PLS 3rd Learning course that equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills to implement differentiated instruction (DI) successfully in their own classrooms. As a widely respected, research-based instructional approach, DI provides teachers with effective, manageable strategies for meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse student population within the context of today’s challenging standards based curriculum. In a highly interactive learning environment that models the DI principles and processes, class members will gain expertise in understanding and implementing a broad range of strategies associated with three essential,distinguishing components of DI: first, the teacher’s role as guide and facilitator in a classroom environment specifically designed to support self-directed student learning and teacher-student collaboration; second, the interdependent nature of flexible grouping and assessment in a DI classroom; and third, the adaptation of curriculum content, processes (activities), and products to provide students with entry points to learning that match their readiness, interests, and/or learning profiles.

Target audience: Regular and special education teachers, grades K-12, learning disability specialists, support and clinical staff, career/tech educators

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

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

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

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

15. Social Studies Summer Curriculum Alignment Institute: Grade 11

Program: Curriculum Center

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/12/2018

The Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Curriculum Center invites your district to participate in a unique opportunity this summer. The Social Studies Summer Curriculum Alignment Institute: Grade 11 is designed to assist your eleventh grade teachers align their local social studies curriculum with the NYS Social Studies Framework and revised Regents Exams. This four-day institute will provide your staff with expert guidance from BOCES facilitators as they do this important work. Deliverables for the Project District teams will:


• District teams will evaluate their Grade 11 curriculum and create a crosswalk to the NYS SS Framework.


• District teams will construct a “Scope and Sequence Pacing Guide” based on the eleven Key Ideas and corresponding Conceptual Understandings for Grade 11, as outlined by the NYS SS Framework.


• Teams will work to select appropriate content that best illustrates the Key Ideas and Conceptual Understandings found in the Framework for Grade 11.


• Teams will develop a curriculum planning guide integrating the social studies standards, practices and content that students will need to be successful on the new Grade 11 Regents Exam.


• Teams will share best practices, and compile primary and secondary source materials that can be used for future lesson design.
Effective teaching and efficient use of limited instructional time in classrooms are critical to improve outcomes for our students. In this three-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 that has proven to be especially effective for students with disabilities. For this series, we will also introduce Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), a six-stage gradual release model of instruction for supporting writing process instruction. When used to teach writing, this approach supports students in developing skills, strategies and self-regulation capacities that expert writers possess. Participants will leave with a portfolio of specific strategies they can immediately implement in their classrooms, as well as the tools for creating lessons across all content areas that are engaging, rigorous and effective.

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

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 7/18/2018

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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.
RLI is a regional conference which welcomes district and building level leaders for a day of learning featuring a variety of outstanding presenters and panelists as well as an EdCamp session. A discount will be given to district teams of 5 (one free seat). This year’s theme will be “Leadership in Social/Emotional Wellness.” Our keynote will be Mr. Eddie Slowikowski ( http://eddiespeak.com/ ), who speaks nationally and shares his life experiences and a high-energy message in an engaging, interactive style. With his own state of the art sound system, Eddie uses music, sound effects, dancing and audience interaction to bring his memorable presentations to life.
Work-Based Learning (WBL) experiences provide opportunities for students to explore career options as well as develop authentic job skills necessary to be successful in today's competitive market. Experiences may be applied towards the CDOS Commencement Credential. During this 3-day workshop, participants will identify various WBL options and they will implement one or more during the school year. On-site technical assistance will be provided throughout the year to support district-based initiatives.

20. Exploring CareerZone - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/12/2018

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

21. NYSUT - Creative Controversy

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

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

UNY 706 Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

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.

23. NYSUT: Human Development - Undergraduate Course ED 134

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Individuals pursuing Initial CTE certificates for teaching

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

This course provides an overview of the theories, current research, and controversial issues in human development from birth to adolescence. It focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development of learners with different abilities and needs in the school environment. Various aspects of developmental contexts are explored, including heredity, culture, community, socioeconomic level/backgrounds, family, and school environment. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.
Required Text: Child Development: Principles and Perspectives, Allyn & Bacon, 2005. ISBN #13-9780205482368

24. Use Google Apps to Become a Better Teacher

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Grades 3 - 12 classroom teachers, special education teachers, specialists, and school and district leaders

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 8/13/2018

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

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

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The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy at Manhattanville College is a teacher training institute dedicated to expediting the acquisition of foundational literacy skill by readers from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. Recognizing the complexity of both our English language and the reading process, the Institute provides a combination of course work and in-school mentoring to enable teachers to teach their students how our written language works. This course is the first course participants must take in order to pursue certification in Orton-Gillingham. For full details of the program, please email jdarling@pnwboces.org to schedule an advisement conference.
All participants must register on My Learning Plan to participate in this course. Tuition in the amount of $990 for this course, which includes 3 graduate credits, will be paid directly to Manhattanville College upon registration with the college. For participants who are not seeking graduate credits, the cost of the course is $550.

26. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/18/2018

This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.
The topics include:
Reading research
Basic principles of language structure
How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
Review and reinforcement
Program implementation
Student placement, progress and monitoring
Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice
This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.
Participants should bring WRS kits to the training. Kits and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com
PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.

27. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) Training of Trainers (TxT)

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

This intensive five-day TCIS train-the-trainer competency-based certification course provides school districts the opportunity to develop an in-house training capacity in the TCIS curriculum. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the TCIS curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their schools. Participants will have the chance to participate, practice, and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques such as role plays, small group discussions, guided fantasies, conducting practice sessions, and using audiovisual aids will be demonstrated. The curriculum is evidence informed and trauma sensitive. Participants will receive all the necessary materials to conduct the TCIS training program in their school district.
Participants will be able to:



• Pro-actively prevent and/or de-escalate potential crisis situations with students



• Manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and, if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to students and staff



• Process the crisis event with students to help improve their coping strategies



• Effectively deliver TCIS training in their schools

28. Microsoft OneNote for Office Professionals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 7/19/2018

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Microsoft OneNote allows you to capture all of your notes, synchronize them across multiple device, share them with colleagues and be more productive. Participants will learn how to manage information from e-mail, meetings, video, pictures or just conversations in an easy-to-access format. This hands-on workshop features time to work on your own project. Lunch will be provided.

29. Co-Teaching Partnerships

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: K-12 general education teachers, special education teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/24/2018

Participants in this online course will explore how to share a classroom and build powerful relationships between a general education teacher and a special education teachers. We will incorporate tools you can use in the classroom to create an effective learning environment and review and evaluate them through case studies. Strategies to enhance your co-teaching classroom will be implemented in each segment of this course. We will look at how the co-teaching model can improve program intensity and increase instructional options for all your students. This course is an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants

30. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Part II

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/27/2018

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

31. Design Thinking in Education: Applying Harvard's Innovation Strategies

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/24/2018

Design thinking is a powerful way to solve complex problems educators face in schools. It unlocks the power of empathy, collaboration, and creativity to benefit students and families. It is the same process used by innovators all over the world, and we are thrilled to bring it to you. This highly interactive workshop focuses on learning and practicing human-centered design thinking principles as found at Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, including:

• Defining a clear challenge or problem to solve

• Ideating collaboratively to explore possible solutions

• Prototyping a solution

• Preparing a test to gather feedback and evidence

• Implementing your solution Please feel free to attend as a team, since engaging in this process together can strengthen group collaboration and problem solving.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 7/23/2018

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.

33. Igniting Curiosity & Deepening Student Learning Through Games

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in utilizing games and gaming in their work

Dates: 7/25/2018

Interested in seeing how games and gaming can help you take learning and leading further? Participants at the first annual "Igniting Curiosity & Deepening Student Learning Through Games" event will have the opportunity to participate in four sessions led by experts (such as Peggy Sheehy and Karen Schrier) with breakouts to collaborate and create together.

Participants will have the opportunity to apply newfound knowledge in real time, scaffolded by experts, honing their understanding in the interactive sandbox space, and leaving the day with tools to start using games for learning in classrooms and schools in the coming school year.

The four sessions during the day will include: - Games that Drive Content Learning, 21st Century Skills, & Multimodal Learning - Old Games Teach New Tricks: Creating Your Own Learning Game - Making Learning Visible: Assessments through Games - Reflection, Sharing, and Feedback to Fuel Learning
All aboard! Join us on this exciting journey as we visit various programs available to Rockland County students and young adults with disabilities. During the day we will visit organizations offering a wide range of opportunities including but not limited to: college supports, site-based programs, supported housing, community integrated day program as well as youth employment opportunities. In addition to actually seeing programs in person, we will discuss the eligibility and referral processes as well. The Road Trip is a great way to better understand opportunities available to high-school aged students as they prepare for their lives post-high school. Our day will start and end at Rockland BOCES. Transportation to the various sites will be provided. Enrollment is limited to 15 people.

35. Microsoft Excel for Office Professionals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 7/26/2018

New
This training in Microsoft Excel will teach participants how to gain the skills to efficiently navigate and manipulate multiple spreadsheets in a workbook, optimize your worksheets using templates, graphs, pivot tables, and simple-to-complex formulas. This hands-on workshop features time to work on your own project. Lunch will be provided.

36. School Refusal: Effectively Addressing Student Anxiety

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 7/27/2018 to 4/15/2019

Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety Related Disorders (CUCARD)-Westchester will lead a full-day training for school counselors, psychologists and social workers in working with school-avoidant students and their families. This training is intended to prepare school personnel for home-based work with these students. Participants will learn (1) cognitive-behavioral interventions applied to children exhibiting school refusal behavior, (2) parent management training interventions specific to cases of school refusal, and (3) strategies to work with students at high levels of distress and/or anxiety. The training will also review best practices for coordinating with outpatient treatment providers and school staff. The training will provide opportunities for live practice and role-play of learned skills. This workshop will be followed by quarterly consultation meetings to review the content learned in this workshop, to apply strategies to specific cases, and to troubleshoot challenges that arise in practice

37. NYSUT - Brain Compatible Learning

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/30/2018 to 8/3/2018

To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt UNY 714 Adelphi University

This course supports the examination of the role of emotion in the learning process, the connection between memory and learning and the role of experience in learning

Required Text: Brain Compatible Classrooms, 3rd edition ISBN # 9781412938877.

Credit Options:

3 graduate credits through Adelphi University or In-service credit based on district policy

Fee: Graduate fee: $1065; In-service fee: $645 Coordination Fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES

Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee

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

38. Homegrown Reading Institute

Program: Curriculum Center

Dates: 7/31/2018 to 8/2/2018

This institute is designed to support classroom teachers, in-school specialists, and administrators who are wholeheartedly committed to introducing rich Reading Workshops into their schools, or strengthening a foundation of Reading Workshop that is already in place. Participants will spend each day of the institute immersed in interactive sections that support a specific grade level band: Kindergarten-2nd grade or 3rd grade-5th grade. With the goal of fostering a community of students who read with passion and purpose, some topics that will be studied include the structure and components of Reading Workshop, assessment-based small-groups and conferences, the role of the Running Record à la Marie Clay, as well as utilizing charts, toolkits, and mentor texts to strengthen student work.Administrators and leaders attending our institute will spend a special leadership morning session with Keynote Tom Marshall on Tuesday, July 31.
Effective teaching and efficient use of limited instructional time in classrooms are critical to improve outcomes for our students. In this three-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 that has proven to be especially effective for students with disabilities. For this series, we will also introduce Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD), a six-stage gradual release model of instruction for supporting writing process instruction. When used to teach writing, this approach supports students in developing skills, strategies and self-regulation capacities that expert writers possess. Participants will leave with a portfolio of specific strategies they can immediately implement in their classrooms, as well as the tools for creating lessons across all content areas that are engaging, rigorous and effective. **This 3-day session is INVITATION ONLY for select school districts for 3 weeks, after 6/6/18 it will be open to the region.**

40. Social Media and It's Place in the Classroom!

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/31/2018

The use of social media allows us to extend outside of the classroom. Twenty-first century learners need to be media-literate, that means knowing the power the internet holds and creating your digital legacy. "This is the Youtube generation and the reality is that many of our students are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal information online," writes Bull Goble. The heaviest users of online tools are our youngest students. We have the job of embracing this type of learning and embedding social media into classroom lessons. By exploring Skype, Snap Chat, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram and Facebook we will find numerous ways that these technologies are being used successfully in 21st Century classrooms that are using the Common Core Standards. This course will be instructed and there will be communication throughout the group including the online platform, email and video.

41. Leadership Summer Camp Unconference

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 8/1/2018

New
Topics are completely camper-driven and will be identified on the day of the camp. Although you do not need to present, anyone with a topic of interest is encouraged to facilitate a conversation. You are welcome to propose a topic where you are the expert or a topic that you want to learn more about. It’s all about learning and sharing! Wear your comfortable camping clothes and camping shoes and get ready for some summer camp refreshments too!

42. Teaching the Bioethics of Gene Editing

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers who have been pre-selected for the program through the Hastings Center

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/3/2018

Advances in genetic technologies raise complex ethical issues that students will need to confront with mounting urgency in coming years. Gene editors like CRISPR will likely prove to be transformative, but their use must be guided by reflection on how they will be governed and what their use means for future generations. Such conversations must acknowledge multiple, often conflicting, moral frameworks, and approach them with intellectual humility. During this workshop, the high school science teachers in attendance will:
•Sharpen their ability to identify ethical questions
•Learn about the history and science of human geneticmodification
•Develop pedagogical skills for facilitating highly participatory ethics discussions
•Receive ready strategies and materials to bring back to the classroom Please note: There will be a dinner coordinated the night of July 31 for all participants, and you are welcome to attend.

43. Boys and Education

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: K - 12 teachers, school and district leaders, instructional coaches, special education teachers

Dates: 8/3/2018 to 8/31/2018

There has been a great deal of recent discussion and numerous studies undertaken about why boys have been recast as the underdogs of academics. Some studies show that, as a group, they rank behind girls in almost every measure of scholastic achievement. In this course, we will explore the teaching strategies and teaching practices we can employ to enable boys to thrive in school. We will discuss how different strategies can engage boys in a topic that will lead to improved learning in the classroom. We will be referencing Pam Allyn's "Best Books for Boys" to see how we can engage even our most reluctant readers and align lessons to themes and topics of special interest to boys. You will leave this course with ideas and strategies you can immediately implement in the classroom. This course is an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants.

44. NYSUT - Creating the Dynamic Classroom Environment

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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

UNY 709 (Adelphi)

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

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

45. NYSUT - Designing Motivation for All Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

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

UNY 701 Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. NYSUT: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment - Undergraduate Course ED 343

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Individuals pursuing Initial CTE certificates for teaching

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/10/2018

ED343 - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Cazenovia

This course is designed to provide teachers with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in curriculum, and instructional and assessment methods. Major topics include: using the New York State Common Core Learning Standards to build curricular units and lessons; identifying the characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; designing units that reflect an understanding of how student diversity influences curriculum and learning; writing effective lesson plans for instruction using a variety of approaches & technologies; designing assessments of and for student learning; and learning how to become a reflective practitioner. To register call, Cazenovia College (315) 655-7288 - there is a $375 tuition fee. A $40 registration fee will be paid to the Teacher Center.

Required Textbook: Cruickshank, D, Jenkins, Deborah Bainer, & Metcalf, Kim L/ (2011). The Act of Teaching 6th Edition.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 8/7/2018

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.

48. Microsoft PowerPoint for Office Professionals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 8/9/2018

New
Join us to learn all about Microsoft PowerPoint. Learn how to use the vast array of features and functionality contained within PowerPoint. Participants will gain the ability to organize your content and enhance it with high-impact visuals. This hands-on workshop features time to work on your own project. Lunch will be provided.

49. Living History: Gotham at War (New York City and the Civil War)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: all educators and school staff

Dates: 8/11/2018 to 8/12/2018

New York City (Gotham) during the American Civil War (1861–1865) was a bustling American city that provided a major source of troops, supplies, equipment and financing for the Union Army. Castle Williams on Governors Island was used as a prison for Confederate soldiers and the fortification remained a deterrent to a Confederate invasion throughout the war. This course will explore New York City’s complicated role in the Civil War. It will include a camp-out on GOVERNORS ISLAND in full 19th century gear and equipment provided by the Living History Education Foundation. The weekend will also include participation in the annual “Civil War Weekend” on Governors Island. Note:Participants are responsible for all travel and meal costs.

50. Chappaqua Make-Writing Camp

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Third through sixth grade teachers interested in furthering their writing skills and pedgagogy

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/17/2018

This summer, the Chappaqua Central School District will host the second iteration of Make-Writing Camp for students entering 3rd grade through entering 6th grade.

Who should apply?

- Teachers of grades K-­8 who want to investigate the elements of writer's craft and the maker moves that support writing.
- Teachers who want to learn how to use various maker tools to build and map informational and/or opinion writing.
- Teachers who want to think more deeply about effective feedback across the writing process.
- Teachers who want to explore how to use students’ writer’s notebooks to “tinker” with their writing and bring their writing to life as they draft. - Teachers interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) based concepts and applying design thinking process to writing.

When will the program happen?
The camp is scheduled from August 13th – 17th, 2018.

Daily Schedule
8:00­-8:30: Teachers attend, planning and preparation
8:30-­12:00: Students attend (entering 3rd -­ 6th grade)
12:00-­12:30: Faculty lunch
12:30­-2:30: Planning and professional development


What will happen during the week long camp?
- Students will become acquainted with resources available in the Makerspace and how to use them throughout the writing process.
- Students will learn how to ask for and provide feedback using a peer review protocol.
- Students will engage in low-tech Maker activities to support their writing development.
- Teachers will learn strategies to support writers through the design thinking process.
- Students will learn how to “tinker” with their writing.
- Students will learn how the writing process can also support building, tinkering and making.
- Teachers will coach and be coached.

51. Chappaqua Secondary Writers Camp

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle and high school teachers interested in furthering their writing skills and pedgagogy

Dates: 8/13/2018 to 8/17/2018

This summer the Chappaqua Central School District will hold a Writers Camp experience for students entering 7th grade through entering 12th grade led by Tom Romano.

Who should apply?

- Middle and high school teachers with a love of writing and a desire to improve their understanding of the writing process.
- Teachers interested in further developing their instructional skills in writing.
- Teachers interested in adding more writing to their content area courses.

When will the program happen?

The camp is scheduled from August 13th – 17th, 2018.

Daily Schedule

8:00­-8:30: Teachers attend, planning and preparation
8:30-­12:00: Students attend (entering 7th -­ 12th grade)
12:00-­12:30: Faculty lunch
12:30­-2:30: Planning and professional development


What will happen during the week-long camp?

- Student session will be focused on the qualities of good writing across genres.
- Students will write daily, receiving whole group, small group, and individual instruction.
- Teachers will write and teach writing.
- Teachers will study and support various genres.
- Teaches will coach and be coached.


Professional development will focus on: conferring with students, organizing for small group instruction, planning and implementing genre studies, teaching the qualities of good writing, and developing writing curriculum for use in the classroom.

52. JUST RIGHT Education for ALL

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/21/2018

This work is specifically designed for school leaders to examine and enhance growth toward academic excellence and closing the achievement gap for students with disabilities through facilitating the move towards increased inclusive services. The goal of these two days is to inspire increase the skills of administrators, and eventually teachers, paraprofessionals and other service providers to educate students with disabilities more effectively in inclusive settings. Day 1- If you have not had a chance to work directly with Julie, this is a day filled with the essential understandings and foundational ideas that will set the stage for our second day of action oriented work together. Filled with useful ideas and strategies, we will cover everything from why to how to create inclusive schools and the dramatic achievement results that come from that work. Day 2- Roll up your sleeves. Because on day two we will continue the useful ideas and strategies for creating truly inclusive schools, and apply the work directly to your schools. This day will be focused on the structural and attitudinal shifts necessary. Here I use a step-by-step approach to making your inclusive dreams a reality. No matter your current level of inclusion… this day will help you create more equitable and just right schools for all. Join us!

53. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 8/20/2018 to 8/22/2018

This course presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format.
The topics include:
Reading research
Basic principles of language structure
How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods
Review and reinforcement
Program implementation
Student placement, progress and monitoring
Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice
This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.
Participants should bring WRS kits to the training. Kits and the WIST are not provided for participants and should be purchased through wilsonlanguage.com
PNW BOCES is an Accredited Partner of Wilson Language Training®.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 8/21/2018 to 1/9/2019

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

55. Writing for Action I: EXPLORING THE TEACHING OF ARGUMENT (3 graduate credits)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Middle, high school, and college educators

Dates: 8/21/2018 to 12/1/2018

In this six-session course, you will learn strategies for designing and leading source-based argument instruction. Each session will provide time for you to collaborate with colleagues to bring these strategies into your teaching practice. Working with a coach, you will re-examine your own curriculum in order to design a unit focused on argument writing that you will implement in your classroom. This is a partnership program between the Hudson River Teacher Center, the Hudson Valley Writing Project, and SUNY New Paltz.

56. Launching a Reading Workshop with Rigor, Volume, and Independence

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-8 educators, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and instructional leaders

Dates: 8/23/2018

Launching a reading workshop with rigor, volume, and independence in the first days of school requires essential environmental conditions, routines, management techniques, and materials. Teachers will learn the effective systems that need to be in place beginning in the first days of school to ensure that their reading workshop launches with success and a clear understanding of the strategic actions in reading. From facilitating a genre inquiry and modeling proficient reading through interactive read alouds, to using shared reading for guided practice, and drafting explicit teaching points for mini lessons, teachers will have the essentials for a complete unit of study to get the reading workshop off the ground. Teachers will walk away with:

• a clear understanding of the conditions and structures that need to be in place to foster independence

• the strategies for selecting read aloud texts to conduct a genre inquiry and model proficient reading

• an understanding of the explicit teaching of the strategic actions in reading

• the structure of a reading workshop that allows for student choice and independent decision making

• how to use mentor texts in effective ways to teach mini lessons

• how to write explicit teaching points focused on genre, process, fluency and comprehension

• the structure and techniques for effective and explicit mini lesson execution

57. Launching a Writing Workshop with Rigor, Volume, and Independence

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-8 educators, literacy coaches, reading specialists, and instructional leaders

Dates: 8/24/2018

Launching a writing workshop with rigor, volume, and independence in the first days of school requires essential environmental conditions, routines, management techniques, and materials. Teachers will learn the effective systems that need to be in place beginning in the first days of school to ensure that their writing workshop launches with success and a clear understanding of the writing process. From studying genre through mentor texts, to using Shared Writing and Interactive Writing to create class exemplars, and drafting explicit teaching points for demonstration, guided practice, and inquiry mini lessons, teachers will have the essentials for a complete unit of study to get the writing workshop off the ground. Teachers will walk away with:

• a clear understanding of the conditions and structures that need to be in place to foster independence

• the strategies for selecting mentor texts to conduct a genre inquiry

• an understanding of the explicit teaching of the writing process

• the structure of a writing workshop that allows for student choice and independent decision making

• how to use mentor texts in effective ways to teach into genre, craft, and technique

• how to write explicit teaching points focused on genre, process, craft, and conventions

• how to weave spelling, grammar, and mechanics into the writing workshop

• the structure and techniques for effective and explicit mini lesson execution . a 4-6 week unit of study for launching with rigor and volume

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 8/29/2018 to 1/8/2019

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

59. Living History: Historical Expeditions: History, Culture, and Literature of Dublin, Ireland

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: ALL Staff and school person

Dates: 9/9/2018 to 9/10/2018

Dublin has always been the cultural center of Ireland and one of the significant places in Europe in this aspect. It is notorious for the bright figures in the fields of art and especially literature that were born or worked here. Let us just mention a few names – George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift. Furthermore, a row of diverse events in all art genres are invariably among the highlights of daily life in the Irish capital. Theatres, cinemas and cultural centers present the latest achievements of world artists to locals and tourists. Due to the mass immigration from all over the world in the last decades, Irish culture has acquired a hint of internationalism, which can be easily noticed in the multicultural atmosphere of Dublin.

This course will explore the history, culture and literature of this amazing Irish city.

Participants are required to purchase airline tickets and hotel reservations on their own. They are also responsible for all meal and travel costs while in Ireland.

Participants will be able to:
- Discuss the culture and literature of Dublin
- Identify causes events and results of the Easter Upspring.
- Explore the Georgian architecture of Dublin

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM) 10 hours

Monday, September 10th, 2018 (8:00 AM – 8:00 PM) 10 hours

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/12/2018 to 1/9/2019

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

61. The Synergistic Classroom: Building Community & Enhancing Learning through Habits of MInd

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/12/2018 to 9/13/2018

Habits of Mind are thinking dispositions that are used by highly successful people in response to questions, enigmas, dilemmas, and problems, the answer to which is not immediately known. These sessions will provide an in-depth look at the 16 Habits of Mind and how they foster strategic reasoning, critical thinking, metacognition, perseverance, creativity and craftsmanship to solve complex real-world problems. The participants in this course will begin to internalize the Habits of Mind and then develop applications for classroom use that will allow for personalized learning for students. Each participant will develop an implementation plan that includes strategies for introducing Habits of Mind in his or her classroom as well as how to model the Habits and integrate them into the curriculum. In addition, the participants will learn ways, both formal and informal, to assess student use of the Habits of Mind.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 1/10/2019

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

63. Grade 4, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 4th

Dates: 9/13/2018 to 3/7/2019

The Unit workshops are a series of four workshop sessions (1st session: Unit 1; 2nd session: Unit 2; 3rd session: Unit 3 and 4th session: Unit 4) that focus on implementing the lessons from each of the four units of Science 21. Each session will focus on one or more of the grade units. These workshops are designed for teachers new to a grade level or new to Science 21, or for those desiring a comprehensive update. Teachers entering their second year of Science 21 will also benefit from the additional curriculum support during their second year of implementation. Teachers should bring their Science 21 Curriculum Manuals with them to the workshops if they have them; otherwise a new one can be provided at the first day of training.
This workshop is for preschool teams who have previously attended the RSE-TASC's 3-Day PBIS Team Training. This workshop will provide a brief review of the essential elements of successful preschool PBIS implementation, give teams an opportunity to share their progress and to collaborate and problem-solve with one another.
Today’s tweens and teens do not know a world without the availability of consistent communication. They are always living their lives in real time. This creates a kind of pressure that many adults born before the digital age do not understand. This need to always be connected, ‘in the know,’ can result in overwhelming stress, anxiety, and even depression. This full-day workshop will focus on the very real concerns and issues that have arisen due to increased technology use and more specifically social media. Interactive discussion will highlight how social media affects boys and girls differently. There will also be a focus on understanding how rising rates in teen suicide, depression, and anxiety, may be attributed to tweens and teens living life in a digital age dominated by social media. Tools and techniques will be presented to help professionals incorporate technology and social media into their work in an effort to enhance connections with. and speak the language of, tweens and teens. At the conclusion of this presentation participants will:
• Understand the ways in which the digital age has created a cultural divide between tweens, teens, their parents, and the professionals working with tweens and teens.
• Become educated about the most popular social media apps and platforms used by tweens and teens today.
• Evaluate the impact resulting from information overload, over exposure and fake news.
• Acknowledge and address the gender divide created by social media use.
• Identify key signs and symptoms signifying that technology and digital media are affecting an adolescent’s mental health.
• Learn techniques and tools that incorporate technology into education and clinical treatment. 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
Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety Related Disorders (CUCARD)-Westchester will provide a workshop for school administrators that introduces a school-based curriculum to teach early elementary students to identify and manage anxiety. Given the prevalence of child anxiety and anxiety-related school refusal, it is increasingly important to provide children with skills to identify and effectively manage stress and anxiety. The curriculum is designed for all students to teach developmentally appropriate stress and anxiety management strategies, and to help prevent the onset of anxiety disorders in students. The workshop will (1) review the impact of anxiety disorders on children and the negative consequences associated with untreated anxiety, (2) present a detailed description of the 5-module school-based curriculum, and (3) discuss plans for implementation in the school setting.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/17/2018 to 1/11/2019

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

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

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 1/22/2019

This workshop series is designed for educators to complement and enhance other initiatives that are already underway in our schools and communities. We invite you to learn and grow with us to better understand what mindfulness is and how it can be implemented in your schools. This series is for teachers, administrators, school social workers and the many more dedicated professionals who serve our children by positively impacting our educational institutions. These workshops are designed to provide and strengthen the tools of engagement for teachers and students alike. Enhancing self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills have tremendous implication for individual growth, organizational health and community resilience. Participants will learn and or deepen their knowledge around definitions of mindfulness, the importance of mindfulness in education for students, teachers, staff and administrators, the science behind mindfulness, brain and body anatomy/physiology as it relates to the stress response, mindful practices that support learning, memory, focus and attention, the core practices of awareness of the breath and body, the bell of mindfulness, sitting and walking meditations, mindful eating, deep listening and speaking, working with emotions and everyday mindfulness. We will review the relevant research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness, spend time engaging in mindful practices and share anecdotal stories about how mindfulness has been successfully used by students and educators. Upon completing registration, participants will be forwarded the registration information to participate in Mindfulness Fundamentals and Mindful Educator Essentials online courses offered through Mindful Schools. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127
This workshop offers a concrete and practical approach to prognosis and long-term planning for pediatric practice. Through lecture and a case study, participants will learn to explore prognostication factors for students with disabilities. The presenter will demonstrate prognostication strategies by finding links among the most current literature, the mandates of IDEA (for school-based therapists), and the child’s level of home, community and school participation. Effective planning for home, community, school and post-school outcomes, such as further education, employment and independent living, will be discussed by applying the concepts of backward planning, episode of care and critical period of skill acquisition. CEUs are available.

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

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 11/19/2018

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

71. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session E (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 1/14/2019

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

72. Grade 3, Unit Workshops (3 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 3rd

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 1/28/2019

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.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 9/18/2018 to 1/22/2019

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/20/2018 to 1/23/2019

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

75. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session F (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/20/2018 to 1/15/2019

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

76. Grade 6, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 6th

Dates: 9/20/2018 to 3/6/2019

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

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

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 11/16/2018

New
This three-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). Workshop participants will learn: 1. Inclusive Instruction: Understanding Access 2. Inclusive Lesson Planning for the Whole Group & the Individual Student 3. Adaptive Materials to Support Diverse Learners in Least Restrictive Environments 4. Considering Students Who Present with Behavioral Challenges: How to Provide Support & Access 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.

78. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session G (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 1/16/2019

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

79. Grade 5, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 5th

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 3/5/2019

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

80. PNW BOCES Teacher Leadership Institute: Continued Learning

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Attendees of the 2017-2018 Teacher Leadership Institute

Dates: 9/21/2018 to 3/14/2019

If you were a member of the Teacher Leadership Institute in 2017-2018, please join the cohort again to continue the learning around teaching and leading, and discuss the successes, struggles, and challenges that regional colleagues in the role all face.

Potential topics for the cohort this year can stem from last year's focal points such as:
- Tenets of leadership
- Facilitating meetings effectively
- Building budgets
- Navigating the nuances of school/district politics
- Effectively communicating with others.

In addition, the group may choose to explore other aspects of the work of teacher leaders.

Note: You must have been a member of the 2017-2018 Teacher Leadership Institute cohort to attend this learning series.

81. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 5/16/2019

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

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

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

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 1/15/2019

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

83. Grade 2, Unit Workshops Session H (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 1/17/2019

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

84. The Literacy Leadership Institute

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teacher-leaders, literacy coaches, ELA administrators, building and district leaders

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 6/28/2019

PNW BOCES, in partnership with Irene Fountas and her colleagues from the Lesley University Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative, presents a year-long literacy training cohort. This eleven-day institute will develop literacy leaders who can build communities of practice and instructional coherence in their schools. Educators will expand their knowledge of the reading and writing processes, word study, and oral language development. They will employ teaching practices that develop engaged and active learners in K-5 classrooms. In addition, they will design plans to support colleagues at their schools in a variety of professional learning experiences (lesson study groups, book discussions, PLCs, instructional planning grounded in student data, and more).
Members of the cohort commit to attending all eleven days of this institute to attain maximum benefits from this experience. All texts and materials included in program costs. Please note: Snow/make-up dates are April 11 and 12.

85. Wilson Reading System® Introductory Course

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/24/2018 to 9/26/2018

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

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 1/22/2019

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

87. Grade 2, Unit Workshops ROCKLAND 1 (3-Part Series)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 1/28/2019

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

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018

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.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/26/2018 to 1/24/2019

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2

Dates: 9/26/2018 to 1/31/2019

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

91. Wilson: Just Words®

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/26/2018 to 9/27/2018

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

Workshop Topics:
Understanding word structure
Student identification and placement
Program structure and implementation
Getting Started: Unit Structure
Hit the ground running...an in-depth review of Unit 1, Measuring student progress, Just Words InterActivities, an interactive whiteboard application. Participants should bring their manual and kit materials. Kits are not provided during the workshop.
PNW BOCES is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

92. TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC September 2018

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 9/26/2018

New
Join us for an opportunity to learn and share best practices regarding the use of technology as part of occupational and physical therapy. This forum is designed for individuals working in OT and PT departments.(Please consider joining us for informal conversation/lunch from 12:30-1:30 pm.)

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 9/26/2018 to 12/1/2018

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

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

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

EDU 661108 Empire State College

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

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Empire State College 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.

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

94. Analyzing Teaching for Student Results - PNW BOCES Fall Leadership Institute

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: PNW BOCES administrators, coordinators, and program supervisors

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 11/5/2018

New
Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) program helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the program, participants examine and use both a common language and a concept system about teaching to support any state framework. The program provides multiple opportunities for participants to develop keen observation and analytical skills that will support teachers in building their own capacity to impact students’ learning. To ensure the alignment of our work with our national client base, crosswalks between The Skillful Teacher (2017) and Strengthening Teacher Evaluation (2014) and various states’ and leading educators’ evaluation standards and models have been developed and are referenced in this program. ****
Outcomes: As a result of taking this program, participants will be able to:


• Name, explain, and document what high-expertise teachers know and can do in many performance areas from classroom management to planning standards-based lessons and assessments


• Capture salient classroom events in literal notes


• Connect teacher behavior and decision-making with impact on student learning


• Give teachers evidence-based feedback that builds their capacity as high-expertise teachers and stimulates reflection


• Use multiple data sources to assess growth opportunities and help meet new requirements for teacher goal-setting and improvement planning

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 1/30/2019

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

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/28/2018

The WRS® Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson® Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year via Skype and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multi-sensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in the Web Practicum certification program must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. WRS Web training includes an 90 hour online component, online teacher/student observations, and the required teacher/student practicum. Observations will be conducted via Skype. Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods, WRS Level I kit Credit: In-service credit based on district policy, hours noted include meeting hours at PNW BOCES. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee. Required materials: WRS Starter Set must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training 1-800-899-8454 Registration is required by September 1, 2018. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

PLEASE NOTE: A Jump Start session will be provided 9/28/18 from 8am-2pm. This meeting it not mandatory for participants. Participants will be introduced to their trainers by email on September 25.

97. **INVITATION ONLY** SWIS Training - SW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 9/28/2018

New
The School-Wide Information System (SWIS) is a web-based system used to improve behavior support in schools by providing school personnel with accurate, timely, and practical information for making decisions about school environments. Participants will learn to maximize the appropriate use of SWIS. Existing SWIS schools should send any new users. New SWIS schools should send teams of 3-5 individuals who will assume the following roles: SWIS Administrator, Data Entry, and Data Analyst/ Reporter. Users will receive a user name and password after attending this training.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: K

Dates: 9/28/2018 to 1/31/2019

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

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 9/29/2018

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.

100. Biopsychosocial Approach to Trauma Informed Schools

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 12/20/2018

The Biopsychosocial Approach to Trauma-Informed Schools program is made up of three two-day workshops that build an understanding of the basic biology of the individual all the way up to the structure of the trauma-informed community. In a systematic way, participants will learn about the basic structures of the brain and body that govern how we think, how we feel, and why and how we act. This knowledge will then be applied to how we work with children and youth who have experienced trauma and stress: how we can make them feel safe and supported so that learning can take place. This knowledge will also be applied to psychological assessment and the differential diagnosis of trauma-related conditions so we can detect when they are present and how they affect cognitive and emotional functioning in the classroom. Finally, we will apply this knowledge to a systems approach for designing and developing preventative, secondary and tertiary services so that our school systems can become communities of change and safety.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

101. Foundations of DBT

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

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

New
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