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1. Improving Your Technology Skills: Managing Your Outlook Mail File

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 3/25/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn about how to manage your Outlook mail file including archiving. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

2. The Principal: Surviving and Thriving

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 3/26/2019

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This workshop is an engaging, and interactive exploration of tips, tricks, and hacks into the ever-evolving world of being a school administrator. Join Andrew Marotta and explore many of the concepts found in his book “The Principal: Surviving & Thriving” in a hands-on, practical manner. Participants receive a copy of Andrew’s book to utilize during the presentation. Take-a-ways include time management, personal well-being during the day and after hours, communication, the magic of storytelling, creating energy and enthusiasm not only in yourself but your teams and schools, crisis management, and how to best be out in front of troubling times.

3. PROMPT: Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention (PROMPT II)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Speech pathologists who have received training in Introduction to PROMPT (PROMPT I)

Dates: 3/27/2019 to 3/29/2019

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This 3 day course teaches clinicians more about the technique of PROMPT and focuses on setting appropriate goals and objectives for the individual within the PROMPT framework. This training assists clinicians in incorporating PROMPT therapy across a range of settings, including the home environment, while maintaining a focus on the key needs for the individual to assist them to develop to their potential.
At the conclusion of the Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention workshop, participants will be able to:
Describe and apply the PROMPT Application principles and Technique.
Differentiate and apply, alone or in conjunction, PROMPT Parameter, Syllable,
Complex and Surface PROMPTs with varying speech production disorders.
Describe and demonstrate the three planes of movement and how they are used in PROMPT.
Identify initial parameters and priorities to begin goal setting with various client exemplars.
Develop motor-speech goals that bridge technique to language and social interaction.

4. TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC March 2019

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 3/27/2019

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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.)

5. Reunification Workshop

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 3/28/2019

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This workshop will give an overview of the Standard Reunification Method developed by the iloveuguys foundation with additions made specifically for schools in NYS. Participants will be given instruction on the theory, process, and execution of reunification after various incidents with tips and tricks for both on and off campus sites. Participants will also be given action steps to begin this process back at their home school districts.

6. Advanced HR Essentials

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Human Resources Leaders who have previously attended the HR Essentials Workshop

Dates: 3/28/2019 to 4/24/2019

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These sessions provide technical assistance and sound professional practices to further advance the skills of Human Resource leaders. As requested, this workshop is designed for those who have previously participated in HR Essentials: The Must-Have Toolbox. Topics include reviewing ever-changing state and federal HR regulations, court decisions and relevant strategies for leading an effective HR department, and implementing best practices.

7. Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Entering College - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 3/28/2019

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This workshop is the first of three in a three-part series on transition planning and assessments for student populations that have individual transition needs. Well-developed transition planning is critical for students with disabilities who plan to attend college. Join us for this event as we explore: * College Supports and Eligibility * 2-year and 4-year and Certificate Options * Strategies to Develop Students' Self-Determination Skills * Transition Assessments * Developing Appropriate IEP Goals * Using the Student Exit Summary as a Tool * And much More! Other workshops in the series are as follows: Transition Planning and Assessments for Students with Higher Support Needs (April 30, 2019) Transition Assessment and Planning for Students Entering the Workforce (May 30, 2019) *Participants may attend one or all parts of the series. Please register separately for each session.*

8. SLS Annual Joint Conference: Building Upon Shared Foundations

Program: Professional Library

Audience: School Library Media Specialists, Building and District Administrators

Dates: 3/29/2019

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Conference highlights:

*Opening keynote with Susan D. Ballard

*Closing keynote with Bryan Collier

*Ten breakout sessions with special focus on the alignment to the new AASL National School Library Standards

*Exhibits

*Author signings

*Raffle

*Continental breakfast

*Lunch at Cermele Cafe

Invite your administrators to join you to network at a continental breakfast and hear Susan D. Ballard’s morning keynote address: 8:00am-10:00am. Email Kathy Friedlander with invited administrators' names to register.

Early Bird Special: Before March 2-$125; After-$150. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kathy Friedlander at kfriedlander@pnwboces.org.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 3/29/2019

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

10. Living History - Historical Expeditions: Historic New Paltz and Huguenot Street

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 3/29/2019 to 3/30/2019

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Followers of Protestant theologian John Calvin, a group of Huguenots from northern France and what's now southern Belgium, sought safety from persecution by the Catholic church and its allies in Europe in the 1600s, first by fleeing to die Pfalz in southwestern Germany, and then to America. In 1677, hoping to protect their religion and culture, they established a community on the banks of the picturesque Wallkill River in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. They arranged the purchase of approximately 40,000 acres of land from the local Esopus Munsee tribe, and a land patent confirming it was issued by the new English Governor of New York, Sir Edmund Andros. That community grew and prospered, becoming the dynamic town of New Paltz. Today a National Historic Landmark District, Historic Huguenot Street encompasses 30 buildings across 10 acres that was the heart of the original settlement, including seven stone houses that date to the early eighteenth century. It was originally founded in 1894 by the descendants of the first settlers as the Huguenot Patriotic, Historical, and Monumental Society to preserve what remained of their French and Dutch heritage. Since then, Historic Huguenot Street has grown into an innovative museum, chartered as an educational corporation by the University of the State of New York, that is dedicated to protecting our historic buildings, conserving an important collection of artifacts and manuscripts, and promoting the stories of the Huguenot Street families, from the sixteenth century to today.
This course will explore the development of New Paltz from the 1600’s to the present day and will include a lecture at Carmel High School, a walking tour of Huguenot Street and a hike in the Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary in New Paltz.

11. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 3/30/2019

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

- Assess for risk of suicide or harm

- Listen nonjudgmentally

- Give reassurance and information

- Encourage appropriate professional help

- Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

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

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

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

12. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training (Putnam Valley only)

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 3/30/2019

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan:

- Assess for risk of suicide or harm

- Listen nonjudgmentally

- Give reassurance and information

- Encourage appropriate professional help

- Encourage self-help and other support strategies

The Youth Mental Health First Aid USA curriculum is primarily focused on information participants can use to help adolescents and transition-age youth, ages 12-18.

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

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

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

How will the NYS Next Generation Standards apply to ELL students? In this full-day workshop, participants will examine parts of the Next Generation Standards (NGS) to understand how they relate to NYSESLAT Performance Level Descriptions (PLDs), Targets of Measurement (ToMs), and the New Language Arts Progressions (NLAP). Participants will learn to use several tools that can help teachers plan and provide scaffolded instruction, as outlined by the NGS, for students with developing language proficiency. Participants will also take a deep dive into the Advanced Literacy Briefs regarding Linguistically Diverse Learners and the Next Generation Learning Standards provided to NYS by Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD from Harvard University & Emily Phillips Galloway, EdD from Vanderbilt University.

Participants will (1) Gain foundational knowledge of the NGS; (2) Understand how the NGS relates to Common-Core aligned tools for ELL instruction and assessment (the NLAP, ToMs and PLDs); and (3) Understand the connection between the NGS, Advanced Literacies and Linguistically Diverse Learners.

Lunch will be provided.

14. Exploring BreakoutEDU

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators interested in learning more about BreakoutEDU

Dates: 4/2/2019

Mystery rooms are popping up around the country, and along with being a fun way to collaborate and solve problems, there is tremendous applicability to classroom and school usage.

In this workshop, educators will be exposed to BreakoutEDU, a fun, competitive, collaborative, and engaging tool and strategy to build elements of the mystery room craze into instruction. Whether designed to be low-tech or high-tech, BreakoutEDU inspired experiences can allow students of all ages to practice team-building and content-based skills while racing to find clues and solve a mystery that is curriculum-related. Educators will gain insight into the requirements for a Breakout-style experience, will be connected with a variety of resources, and will see examples of how Breakout can fit seamlessly into current practice.

15. Bomb Threat with Complications (Lunch n' Learn Tabletop Workshop)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 4/2/2019

Participants will have the opportunity to work through a tabletop exercise. This exercise will deal with a bomb threat with complications at a school. The participants will respond to the event using the principles of ICS.

16. Virtual Reality (VR) in the Classroom: The Good, the Bad, and the Instructional

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators interested in learning more about virtual reality in the classroom

Dates: 4/2/2019

VR is the new trending tech in education. The key question? How can this immersive experience be integrated in a way that supports more effective teaching and learning?

This session will be spent going over the good, the bad, and the instructional as it pertains to VR and introducing VR into the classroom. Participants will explore what a lesson plan would look like with a VR component (including how to use VR with students) and will then engage in experimentation with a variety of different VR technologies and tools. A list of apps to be downloaded prior to class will be emailed to participants before the meeting date.

17. Job Coaching Students with Disabilities - PNW

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 4/3/2019

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Job coaches are essential to helping students navigate workplace experiences both on and off campus. Join us as we explore the many roles and responsibilities of the job coach including developing employer relationships, implementing task analyses, modeling job skills, collecting data and more. We will also discuss tips and strategies for developing new job internship opportunities.

18. Helping Students At-Risk for Suicide

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 4/4/2019

Within and across school districts, practices vary widely in managing students at risk for suicide. Some schools require that police officers assess any student threatening suicide and subsequently escort the child to a regional hospital if they are deemed to be a "lethal threat" to themselves. At the other end of the spectrum, school psychologists complete a risk assessment, provide brief intervention, and develop a safety plan for a child at-risk for suicide. Such variability within and across school districts, and even among school-based mental health care practitioners, leaves them susceptible to role confusion and lacking confidence in how to properly address a student who is suicidal.

In this workshop, participants will learn: (1) Tools, knowledge, and skills to assist students having thoughts of suicide or engaging in suicidal behavior (2) The necessity of pre-planning and standardized procedures for safety planning (3) How to identify the importance the collaboration and shared decision making between school mental health professionals, administrators, community providers, and the student and his or her family in managing students at-risk for suicide (4) How to be prepared to develop and implement standardized procedures in their schools/district that reflect best practice for helping students at-risk.

PNW BOCES is recognized by NYSED's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (LCSW & LMSW; #0127). This workshop is approved for 6 Contact Hours. PNW BOCES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.

PNW BOCES is approved by NASP to offer continuing education for school psychologists (#1120). This workshop is approved for 6 Contact Hours. PNW BOCES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.

Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is recognized by NYSED’s Board for Mental health practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for LMHC (#MHC-0117).

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

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/4/2019

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. The design process is a structured approach to identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas and testing solutions. The process is circular by nature with each stage in the process revisited and information utilized in experimentation, solution feasibility and reflection. This is a hybrid program. The in-person session is April 4th and the online session date to be determined.

20. Effective Literacy Practices: Instructional Models that Support the development of Readers and Writers

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 4/4/2019

This workshop delves into research-based best practices in literacy instruction which focuses on teaching methods that make the most impact on student learning. Teachers will examine daily structures and routines which provide clear expectations, demonstrate critical and reflective thinking, engage students in collaborative conversations, allow time for authentic reading and writing experiences, and present ongoing feedback in order to develop self-directed learners.
The content of this workshop includes an introduction to the following topics:

•Understanding the Gradual Release of Responsibility
•Components of Reading and Writing Workshop
•Creating a Literate Rich Environment: Rituals, Routines, and Tools
•Lesson Structures: Interactive Read Alouds and Mini-lessons (Think-Alouds)
•Motivating Readers and Writers with Mentor Texts
•Ongoing Formative Assessment (Conferring)

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 3 Teachers

Dates: 4/4/2019

In this workshop, teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). You will learn the rationale behind the NYSSLS as well as the conceptual shifts and goals of science education for the 21st Century outlined by the Framework for K-12 science Education. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and gain a deeper understanding through interactive activities. They will also gain an understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and their value to teaching and learning science. Teachers will learn how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. They will engage in Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's) activities that would be appropriate for their grade level and examine how Crosscutting Concepts (CC's) support students' learning and deepen student understanding of Core Ideas in science as well as other disciplines. Finally, participants will develop an understanding of how to interpret the NYSSLS expressed as Student Performance Expectations (PE's). They will learn how PE's integrate all three Dimensions (DCI's, SEP's, & CC's) required of all students. *These workshops are one-day each and are grade specific.
Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for a monthly gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. WE-CAN meets at a different agency on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. You will see and experience firsthand the various options offered by each organization. Networking and transition updates will also be featured. Join us as we learn about programs and services available to youth and adults with a variety of disabilities, as well as their families. Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed. WE-CAN Dates: Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.) Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595) Parking is around back near the entrance) Jan. 3 - Arc of Westchester, Gleason-Israel Gateway Headquarters, 265 Saw Mill River Road (9A), Hawthorne, NY 10532 Feb. 7 - Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, East Library, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (Snow Date: February 21st) Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 April 4 - Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), 10 County Center Road, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10607 May 2 - Ability Beyond, Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514 June 6 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date)

23. Global History & Geography II (Grade 10) Regents: Scoring the New Global Regents - Turnkey Training

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Social studies teachers grades 9-12, department chairs, lead teachers

Dates: 4/5/2019

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This workshop will allow participants to unpack Evidence Centered Assessment design to understand the development of the Global History and Geography II Regents Exam. Additionally, we will engage in activities focused on understanding Part II (CRQ’s) & Part III (EIE) of the New York State Framework-Based Regents Enduring Issues Essay. During the session, participants will:
- Develop understanding of evidence centered assessment design
- Review the task models, updated Constructed Response Question (CRQ’s) prototypes, and rubrics provided by the state
- Practice holistic scoring through state provided anchor papers pertaining to the Part III-Enduring Issues Essay (EIE) of the exam.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 4 teachers

Dates: 4/5/2019

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

25. Curriculum Development Planning Meetings (Capacity Building) - Grade 4 (3 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 4th grade Designers for New Curriculum

Dates: 4/8/2019 to 6/12/2019

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NOTE: Participants are required to attend April 8, April 15 OR April 26, and June 12. This series of workshops will be for teachers that have submitted district approval, to design / develop new Science curriculum for the 4th grade. We will be meeting for a full day each of the three dates to review and plan for the summer writing project. We will be reviewing lesson effectiveness, material suitability, time constraints, content appropriateness and literacy/math connections. Teachers will provide feedback and guide future edits to the curriculum.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 5 Teachers

Dates: 4/8/2019

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

28. Nurturing the Introvert - Supports to Help All Learners, Including Our Quiet Ones

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders wanting to further support the introverts in their schools and districts

Dates: 4/9/2019 to 5/14/2019

In order to make learning truly accessible for all, we have to take stock of all the students in our classrooms. Sometimes, the quietest students, the ones who refrain from calling out and from making themselves the center of attention slip from our minds. Yet these learners are just as important to engage as any other!

This two day learning series will explore the importance of cultivating relationships with all students, how to effectively do that (including rethinking classroom design), and how we can utilize tools like technology to make sure that the quiet we encounter isn't simply compliance. While we want all our students to use their voice, we also have to build up the desire for all learners to do so by fostering empowerment, utilizing encouragement, and using connectors, like parents, to help make sure that all students feel like their voice will be heard.

29. CSE Roundtable - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 4/9/2019

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This collegiate Lower Hudson group will continue to meet to discuss issues that impact CSE Chairs and members, Directors of Special Education and Directors of Pupil Personnel in our region. This year our sessions will focus on a variety of topics including: updates/changes to the regulations, systems of behavioral support, student self-advocacy, and special education mediation. Participants should register for each session separately.

30. PPS & Special Education Leadership: Surviving, Thriving and Reaping Professional and Personal Rewards

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/10/2019 to 5/9/2019

This three half-day workshop series will provide the opportunity to connect with and support colleagues, share actual scenarios and case studies as well as engage in topics of interest which may include partnering effectively with building level leaders, navigating challenging cases and proactively problem solving through facilitated collegial conservations. All are welcome to learn together including new and experienced PPS and Special Education leaders to build capacity in school districts and within the region.

31. Social Studies Content and Practice Institute (Grades 3, 5, and 6)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 3, 5, and 6 teachers and administrators responsible for social studies

Dates: 4/10/2019 to 5/10/2019

This two-day workshop will help teachers make the instructional shifts identified in the new Social Studies Framework and reflected in the tasks on the new Regents assessments at the high school level. Illustrative materials will be used to demonstrate how to apply the Social Studies Practices to required content understandings.

During the initial day of the Institute, participants will:
- Receive the latest Social Studies updates from NYSED
- Examine the six Social Studies Practices in relation to specific grade level conceptual understandings and content specifications highlighted in the new Social Studies Framework
- Consider strategies for guiding students to apply historical thinking skills in the close reading of primary sources
- Apply strategies for teaching students to formulate and support historical arguments
- Suggest print and electronic resources (please bring recommendations)
- Collaborate to develop a grade level activity that applies a social studies practice to a conceptual understanding. (Please bring materials)

During the second day, grade level participants will combine with their respective counterparts (for example teachers of Grades 3, 5, and 6 will join with teachers of Global History and Geography 9 and 10 while teachers of Grades 4, 7, and 8 will join with US History and Government 11) in order to:
- Share reflections about how well the grade level activity developed on the initial day worked when used in their respective classrooms
- Engage in a collegial discussion on America’s relationship with other nations
- Relate an aspect of the collegial discussion to a grade level conceptual understanding and brainstorm to create an appropriate grade level activity that incorporates concepts and social studies practice.
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the Superintendent Determination and Amendment, 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 4/11/2019

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

34. Improving Your Technology Skills: OneNote Basics

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 4/11/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn the basics of OneNote. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

35. Improving Your Technology Skills: Microsoft Word Features: Inspector, Tables and More! (AM)

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 4/11/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn the about a variety of the features available in Microsoft Word. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

36. Advanced Situational Awareness & Crisis Communications (Lunch n' Learn)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 4/11/2019

This workshop is designed to help school personnel expand their Situational Awareness tool kits. School safety today is not what it was yesterday. The goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with practical resources to be turn-keyed back to their respective districts in this area with a focus on Crisis Communication. These techniques can be used in a variety of situations and especially when interacting with strangers and visitors. The methods and protocols provided are being utilized all over the country in both the public and private sectors.

37. Improving Your Technology Skills: Microsoft Word Features: Inspector, Tables and More! (PM)

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 4/11/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn the about a variety of the features available in Microsoft Word. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

38. The Legal Issues Related to the Education of Undocumented Students

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/11/2019

No topic that impacts schools and their students is more in flux today than that of undocumented children. This workshop focuses on both federal as well as New York State law and provides participants with the most up-to-date legal requirements for school districts as they educate their undocumented population. Topics include requirements to educate undocumented children, rights of undocumented children to participate in extracurricular activities, requirements of school districts to respond to Immigration and Customs Enforcement requests, and school district responsibilities to assist students whose parents have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This workshop is a combination of lecture, discussion, and group hypotheticals and dialogue for pinpointing effective strategies.

39. Improving Your Technology Skills: Office 365 Basics

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 4/11/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn the basics of Office 365 including document collaboration and forms. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

40. Team Implementation Guidance - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 4/12/2019

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on* This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RSE-TASC team is available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

41. Evaluating Science Teaching and Learning in Three Dimensions

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Leaders who are responsible for evaluating teachers, both at the elementary and secondary level

Dates: 4/12/2019

With the presence of new standards comes a wonderful opportunity to rethink evaluation of science teaching and learning.

This workshop will provide administrators with the background knowledge to understand how the three dimensions of the new standards (the Science and Engineering Practices, the Disciplinary Core Ideas, and the Crosscutting Concepts) should be applied to classroom instruction and assessment.

We will review what to look for during classroom observations and how to support teachers to develop fluency of the new standards. We will also review what should be considered when developing three-dimensional assessments.

42. TIG Breakout - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 4/12/2019

By popular demand, we are now offering individual team work time following our morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions! This afternoon session provides school teams with an opportunity to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports. Please let the RSE-TASC specialists know if you need technical assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus.

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 4/22/2019 to 4/26/2019

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

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

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

Fees: Graduate fee: $1,240 In-service fee: $845

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

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

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

44. Integrating Technology Tools to Support English Language Learners

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and support staff that work regularly with English Language Learners

Dates: 4/23/2019 to 5/6/2019

During this two-day workshop series, participants will explore how they can support English Language Learners with a variety of technology tools. Educators will explore Chromebook, iPad, mobile, and web-based tools that can be used to help students working on language acquisition skills. This two-part series will cover simple solutions, favorite tools, and tips for supporting English Language Learners.

Teachers and support specialists are encouraged to bring a device that is similar to what their students have access to in the classroom as a means to interact and create content during the two-day session. The goal for this series of workshops is to share best practices for embedding support in whole group instruction and develop an action plan to meet the needs of individual students with technology.

45. Preventing Workplace Harassment - Part 2 - Investigating and Interviewing

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/23/2019

NEW DATE - APRIL 23, 2019 When a claim of harassment is brought to the Title IX Officer, the ensuing actions often determine whether there is a positive outcome. The investigation and interviewing phases related to these cases are often complex and challenging. This course helps participants develop a plan for a thorough investigation of a harassment case. Participants will learn techniques for interviewing the claimant, alleged perpetrator, and witnesses that result in gaining the needed information to come to an informed decision about what transpired and what next steps are necessary.

46. Coaches and Leaders Using Tech to Connect

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Coaches and leaders at the building and district level

Dates: 4/24/2019 to 5/7/2019

Coaches and leaders can leverage the power of digital tools as they support faculty, families and students throughout the school year.

This two-part session will provide strategies, case studies, and a wide range of tools for leaders. Through hands-on participation and creation of resources to bring back to their school, participants will walk away with actionable ideas and ready-to-use materials for a variety of tasks. Participants will explore how to collect information during observations, provide feedback to staff, create online learning communities, share information, and lead presentations at meetings, navigate social media, and build a brand for their school and district.

47. Forces of Influence: Relationship Pushes, Pulls, Shoves, and Nudges

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 4/24/2019 to 5/13/2019

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

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

48. Treasurers Preparation for Year End

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Treasurers

Dates: 4/24/2019

The treasurer’s role in district year-end accounting is critical for an accurate financial closing. The workshop reviews fiscal year-end accounting routines. Topics include review of items needed for external audit and how to properly close books and book receivables and payables.

49. Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/25/2019

The aspiring superintendents workshop is a one-day program offered through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS) and Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF). School leaders with an interest in the superintendency are encouraged to attend. Topics include the superintendency as a career; educational and financial leadership roles of the superintendent; superintendent and school board relationships; professional and personal challenges associated with the job; the resume, credentials and interview process; and the rewards of being a school superintendent.

50. Learning with Greg Tang: Reasoning, Rigor, and Results

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers in Grades 3 - 8, math leaders and administrators

Dates: 4/25/2019

Experience and research shows us that understanding mathematics is more than just working with algorithms. Learners need to also see the "why" behind their work. Reasoning, combined with appropriate rigor, can provide students with the results we all hope to see!

In this learning session, Grades 3 - 8 teachers and math leaders will have the opportunity to learn alongside Greg Tang in a session focused on exploring proven strategies for teaching key skills and reasoning in the upper elementary and middle grades.

During this session, participants will engage in a study of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models to make sense of place, operations, fractions, and decimals, all while utilizing math manipulatives to visualize the work. Along with an in-depth study of a variety of word problems (using part-whole, tape diagrams, double-sided number lines, and total-value models) and math stations to develop both fluency and reasoning skills, this session will help educators build their repertoire in order to assist students in struggling, reasoning, persevering, and growing as students of math.

If interested in additional learning opportunities with Greg Tang, Rockland BOCES has two workshops in February. Details are below:

Word Problem Progressions (Grades K-2): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11003&I=2814586

Word Problem Progressions (Grades 3-5): https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=11003&I=2814607

51. Supporting Struggling Learners in Secondary Mathematics

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Secondary math teachers, building/district administrators, math coaches, and district math coordinators

Dates: 4/25/2019 to 6/7/2019

The purpose of this workshop series is to identify the core principles of effective mathematics programs focusing primarily on the importance of instructional supports that can help accelerate learning and significantly narrow the achievement gap for middle and high school students.

Educators are seeking guidance on how best to teach students with disabilities and disadvantaged students who have traditionally struggled in the area of mathematics, particularly regarding algebraic concepts. The session will highlight specific strategies to support the development of algebraic reasoning and thinking as well as continue to shift the mindset around teaching and learning mathematics for struggling students and students with disabilities. Dr. Riccomini will draw upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students and students with disabilities.
Throughout New York State, students who are culturally and linguistically diverse are over-represented in special education classifications. One of the leading factors in this problem is the inappropriate use of standardized evaluation measures and reporting of scores. In this training, participants will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluation methods, as well as the regulations behind these methods. Dynamic assessments and model evaluations will be discussed. This training is intended for speech evaluators, school psychologists, educational evaluators and administrators of Special Education.

53. Reception for The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/25/2019

The reception for the Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership is included in the fee of the program. It will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
These forums are conducted in order to enhance and support the practices of school psychologists and speech & language pathologists/therapists. Forums will emphasize the delivery of services to culturally and linguistically diverse populations focusing on the following key core values: integrity, diversity, a children and youth, advocacy, collaborative relationships, continuous improvement and visionary leadership. Through a variety of topics and workshops the goals of the forums are the following: a) provide culturally competent and comprehensive services; b) ensure that all children and youth are valued and that their rights and opportunities are protected in schools and communities (social justice/advocacy), c) empower ourselves as leaders to effect change at the local, state, and national levels and d) address the lack of high-quality, diverse workforce in our professions of school psychology and speech & language. Ongoing specific topics/workshops will be developed by and for the group. Topic for the day based on past input from the group. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists (#1120). This workshop is approved for 3 Contact Hours P/NW BOCES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.

55. Digital Portfolios for Arts Educators: How Your Students Can Show the World Their Work

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of the arts, administrators responsible for the arts, and educational technology specialists

Dates: 4/26/2019

This one day workshop is designed specifically for educators in the visual arts/media and music education disciplines. If you are looking for ways to help students showcase their work and monitor their own growth, as well as to appreciate the value of a digital portfolio that grows with them over time, this learning session will be meaningful for your practice! During the workshop, participants will demonstrate the processes involved in constructing a digital portfolio using the new Google Sites. Educators will:
- Review the mechanics of creating a Google Site structure/template and understand sharing and visibility options
- Browse examples of portfolios to see variations in form and function
- Learn how students can include visuals, audio, and video
- Discuss techniques for helping students capture and create entries that are self- reflective and meaningful.

NOTE: This session will require a Google account. If you do not have an educational Google account from your district, you can use a personal Google account to create a Site.

56. Supporting Struggling Learners in Elementary Mathematics

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, building/district administrators, math coaches, and district math coordinators

Dates: 4/26/2019 to 6/6/2019

Teaching mathematics to struggling elementary students requires skillful planning and deep understanding of mathematical concepts. Additionally, students with disabilities who struggle to learn important mathematics concepts and skills require more intensive instructional supports.

The purpose of this session is to introduce and develop specific research-based strategies and instructional practices to promote more effective learning and retention in the areas of computational fluency, multi-step tasks, mathematical language, supported numeracy discourse, and problem solving. Additionally, participants will learn how executive functioning and learning characteristics of struggling students affects learning and how the research-based strategies provide necessary scaffolding for learning mathematics. At the completion of this interactive session, participants will have increased their repertoire of instructional strategies and techniques for helping students of all skill levels achieve improved learning outcomes in the area of mathematics.

57. The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 4/26/2019

In education, the teacher workforce is made up of over 76% women, yet only 30% of superintendents in New York State are women. The goal of the initiative is to support our women leaders, identify women in education who have leadership potential and help those women to aspire to leadership roles. We encourage all our members (male and female) to support and cultivate the leadership potential of women in their organizations. Between both the statistics and the stories that have been shared with the Council over the years, it became evidently clear that, as an organization, we needed to do more to support our women leaders and to cultivate the leadership potential of more women in education overall. This program will address leadership issues related to women, will provide an opportunity for women to share stories, make connections and network. Topics include but are not limited to: leadership vs. management, and thinking about the superintendency. There is a small room block at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown at the rate of $156 per room. The hotel room reservation deadline is March 26, 2019. To make reservations please call 914-524-6418 or book online at Tarrytown.DoubleTree.com and enter the group code LEA. There will be a reception the evening before (4/25/19). More Information to follow.
No one knows better the strains, pressures, stress and changes in the culture and climate of our schools than our office professionals. Participants will discuss how to master and implement new strategies; learn new skills; build emotionally and physically healthier and calmer office climates, manage increased responsibilities and calm worried parents, students, teachers, co-workers and our supervisors. A main focus will be on how we create our work day, each and every day, so that we experience greater job enjoyment. Topics will include:
• “Go to” strategies for when you’re feeling stressed, tired, frustrated, angry, overworked & harassed
• Practice the benefits of “meditation in action”
• Active listening, effective self-advocating, and ensuring time to care for ourselves
• Collaboration by forming a network of professionals with common challenges and roles
This workshop is the second of three in a three-part series on transition planning and assessments for student populations that have individual transition needs. This workshop focuses on transition planning and assessments for students who have multiple intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Join us as we discuss community agency eligibility and services. We will look at assessments especially targeted for students transitioning into the adult world. Various options will be explored and strategies for identifying and accessing postsecondary opportunities will be identified. Other workshops in the series are as follows: Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Entering College (March 28, 2019) Transition Assessment and Planning for Students Entering the Workforce (May 30, 2019) *Participants may attend one or all parts of the series. Please register separately for each session.*
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is the foundation upon which special education is built. During this workshop, participants will explore current New York State Education Department (NYSED) Part 200 regulations related to SDI, develop an operational understanding of the definition of SDI, and review guidance documents to address the unique needs of a student that result from a child’s disability. These essential understandings are indispensable to ensure that students with disabilities will have access to the general curriculum through accommodations and modifications and ensure that they will make progress toward meeting IEP goals and objectives.
Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for a monthly gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. WE-CAN meets at a different agency on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. You will see and experience firsthand the various options offered by each organization. Networking and transition updates will also be featured. Join us as we take a tour and learn about programs and supports for adults with a variety of disabilities as well as transitioning teenagers. Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed. WE-CAN Dates: Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.) Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595) Parking is around back near the entrance) Jan. 3 - Arc of Westchester, Gleason-Israel Gateway Headquarters, 265 Saw Mill River Road (9A), Hawthorne, NY 10532 Feb. 7 - Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, East Library, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (Snow Date: February 21st) Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 April 4 - Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), 10 County Center Road, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10607 May 2 - Ability Beyond, Chappaqua Crossing, 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua, NY 10514 June 6 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date)
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Superintendent's Determination for a Local Diploma, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. *Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials.*

63. PBIS Evaluation Plan Booster (2-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/2/2019 to 5/21/2019

This two-day workshop will assist PBIS teams in determining the implementation of their Tier 1 interventions based on the assessment of stakeholders’ knowledge and fidelity of practices. Participants will receive instruction on, resources for, and opportunities to review and create data tools consistent with research based best practices and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ). Participants will engage in the active construction of their own surveys and assessments and will receive collaborative feedback with an objective of leaving the workshop with one or more completed tools and an action plan for ongoing evaluation of their setting’s social behavior interventions. DAY OF TRAINING: Participants are asked to bring copies of their school’s PBIS Matrix or lists of their school-wide expectations and skills. It is highly recommended participants bring their own laptops or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word in order to create personal, electronic versions of their evaluations. Presenter's Recommendation: Register for the Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) on 11/9/18 or 12/13/18 for additional support in application of skills learned and/or in turn-keying content at your school.
This 3 hour workshop is made up of 3 - 1 hour modules. Module 1 - Suicide Safety for Teachers Module 2 - Stop the Bleed Module 3 - Psychological First Aid Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each module.

65. Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for Adolescent English Language Learners

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/3/2019

This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify the academic vocabulary needed for success in the subject area and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. Target Outcomes: Teachers will be able to choose key academic vocabulary for direct instruction from their content area to incorporate into an explicit vocabulary routine, and also focus on word learning strategies (context clues, root words and affixes, dictionary use and cognate awareness).

Lunch will be provided.

66. LGBTQ & You: Making Your Library Safe and Inclusive

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Librarians, Library Staff, Administrators

Dates: 5/6/2019

How do you support and promote LGBTQ materials and students, make your library a safe space, and prepare and protect against challenges? This full day workshop with GLSEN will provide you an opportunity to develop a safe space for all children, learn about Shared Stories, Open Minds, (a ready to run program/bookclub) explore curriculum guides, become familiar with collection development materials, and learn strategies to protect against challenges. Our afternoon will focus on collection development strategies, including an in-depth exploration into LGBTQ-friendly books. You’ll come away with ready -to -use booklists, strategies, and SWAG!

Bring Your Administrator! Can’t come for the entire day? From 8:30-11:00, we will focus on safe spaces, vocabulary development, dealing with community criticism, and sharing a personal story. This is perfect for administrators, and other school or district officials. Our afternoon session will focus on librarian-specific topics.

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

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators interested in building their skills for cultivating cultures of open and civil dialogue

Dates: 5/6/2019

During this workshop, participants will study pedagogical supports and tools that are central to a safe and reflective classroom based on the Facing History and Ourselves approach. This workshop will provide educators with strategies to cultivate safe and brave spaces for students so that open and civil dialogue can take place in the classroom. Participants will leave with concrete pedagogical methods that can be used to engage learners in meaningful discussions of the individual and society, controversial current events, painful histories, and other difficult issues.
Transition planning and well-developed IEPs are critical to the success of students both in middle and high school, as well as during their adult lives. Join us for a two-day team-based workshop as we explore practices and strategies designed to help educators work more effectively with students. During this hands-on event, we will explore the components of transition planning, carefully identifying district responsibilities, as well as evidence-based practices and resources. We will also review assessments and other materials necessary to both gather data and to create plans leading to improved post-school outcomes. Developing IEPs, including step-by-step guidance, will be featured. Attendees will have opportunities to review and write sections of IEPs. Federal and State transition-related requirements, which support students ages 12 to 21, will also be addressed. This workshop is intended for priority districts, which include: - Those who must complete Indicator-13 self-reviews during the upcoming school year (2019-2020) and - Those who must complete Indicator-13 self-reviews during the 2020-2021 school year, or - Those who completed Indicator-13 self-reviews during the 2016-17 school year and who require corrective action plan guidance. All registrants must be part of a team of two-to-four people, including at least one administrator. This is a two-day workshop and participants must attend both days: - May 6th, 9:00am – 3:00pm, PNW BOCES - June 4th, 9:00am – 3:00pm, PNW BOCES If space allows, members from non-priority districts may participate in this event as well.

69. Improving Your Technology Skills: Excel Formulas and Functions

Program: Education Technology

Audience: All Staff (Office Staff, Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, Teacher Aides, Administrators)

Dates: 5/6/2019

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Join us for an opportunity to learn about Excel. This workshop is for PNWBOCES staff members.

70. Regional ENL Study Group

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/7/2019

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Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES and the Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) are pleased to offer a forum for administrators & ENL teachers in the region to meet on a regular basis to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

71. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/7/2019

The Transition Specialist Network is a gathering of educators and community professionals who implement transition programs and practices in their schools and agencies. Join us as we discuss ideas, share resources, and collaboratively build comprehensive transition programs in our region. Each session includes networking time to connect with other leaders in transition, timely and pertinent updates, and learning sessions on topics requested by the group. The dates and topics for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows: September 28, 2018 Planning for the upcoming school year and building Transition Teams November 30, 2018 Work-Based Learning Programs in our Region January 15, 2019 Department of Labor Regulations: What You Need to Know February 28, 2019 Job Coach Competencies and Important Skills May 7, 2019 Transition Planning for ELLs with Disabilities
This program is solely for those currently enrolled in the Hudson Valley Cohort 2. In an effort to further support the important work undertaken by your schools, we have established the Yale CEI Professional Support Network for current implementation teams to move this important work from theory to practice. Your leadership and participation in the PNW BOCES Center for Educational Leadership//Yale Initiative which includes Anchor training, understanding of RULER, the Mood Meter, Charter and Best Self Strategies has already put you, your district and your building at the forefront of this transformational work. What will your leadership team's work look like after two months? Has your team created a vision, goals, environments of care and collaboration? Are folks beginning to recognize their emotions and see the importance of how their feelings impact their teaching? We will be meeting regionally to share best practices, answer questions and address challenges, and customize implementation to meet the discreet needs of your building. We will continue to immerse ourselves in the ""how" of transforming our schools.

73. Yale EI - Cohort 1 - Ruler Training

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 5/8/2019

This program is for team members from Yale EI COHORT 1 In an effort to further support the important work undertaken by your schools, we have established the Yale CEI Professional Support Network RULER Training for current implementation teams to move this important work from theory to practice. Your leadership and participation in the PNW BOCES Center for Educational Leadership//Yale Initiative which includes Anchor training, understanding of RULER, the Mood Meter, Charter and Best Self Strategies has already put you, your district and your building at the forefront of this transformational work. What will your leadership team's work look like after two months? Has your team created a vision, goals, environments of care and collaboration? Are folks beginning to recognize their emotions and see the importance of how their feelings impact their teaching? We will be meeting regionally to share best practices, answer questions and address challenges, and customize implementation to meet the discreet needs of your building. We will continue to immerse ourselves in the ""how" of transforming our schools.

74. IEP Development Institute (4-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/8/2019 to 5/21/2019

This workshop is ONLY open to participants who have NOT attended RSE TASC IEP Development workshops in the past. This workshop combines our previous IEP Institutes 1 and 2. **In order to facilitate true systems change that improve student outcomes, we encourage participants to attend as a TEAM from a school or district** Read closely as participants are asked to coordinate with their teams to bring copies of IEPs. Administrators are encouraged to attend. Day 1: IEP Review and Educational Benefit: Teams of teachers, support staff and an administrator will participate in a guided self- review of the IEPs of one of their students to determine if the IEPs are compliant and reflect best practice, as well as to see if they indicate that the student has made appropriate progress in his or her educational plan . Participants must bring five (5) paper copies of one student's IEPs for three academic school years. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality. Days 2 & 3: Developing an Effective IEP: Participants will be introduced to the critical elements of a standards-based IEP, how to ensure the goals align with Common Core Learning Standards, and how to prioritize and select goals for inclusion in the IEP. Participants will also have opportunities to modify their own IEPs in order to make them more effective. Day 4: Progress Monitoring: Participants will learn the basics of Curriculum Based Measures (CBMs) and how to progress monitor specific literacy and math goals using these evidence-based tools.

75. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 5/8/2019

Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. An electronic file will be sent to the state reporting completion of the course.

Registration fee must be paid by credit card.

For more information contact jdarling@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-2345.

76. Financial Leadership Series for School Superintendents - NYSCOSS

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 5/9/2019

This event, a partnership between the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation and PNW BOCES, will feature discussions on special education finance, state aid, capital project planning and long-range planning. The program will also provide an opportunity for attendees to meet colleagues from around the state and discuss critical financial leadership issues.

77. Emergency Response Planning: Communications (Lunch n' Learn)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/9/2019

This workshop is designed to help you create / update your communications annex. Did you know that communications are the first thing to break down in an emergency? Do you have built in redundancy? Does everyone have access to messaging? Has everyone been trained in radio usage? Do you understand the basics and limitations of phone and radio communication? This workshop will answer all these questions and more!
Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies. Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community. Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning. Last meeting date for the year, location TBD: June 13, 2019

79. Present & Practice May 2019

Program: Education Technology

Audience: PNWBOCES Staff

Dates: 5/9/2019

Looking for a safe, collegial environment to develop and practice facilitation and presentation skills? Join us for the inaugural meeting of Present & Practice.
Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 5/13/2019

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

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

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

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

82. Storylines in Science: A Guide through the NYSSLS

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle and high school science teachers and leaders

Dates: 5/13/2019 to 5/30/2019

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Storylines provide for an opportunity to guide three dimensional learning and assessments as New York State continues to transition to new science standards.

In this two-day workshop series, participants will understand what storylines are, the value they provide to three dimensional learning, and how they can serve as building blocks for three dimensional instruction and assessment.

During this workshop series, participants will develop a clear storyline for one unit of study with a template to use for future units. Participants will also develop an assessment to guide their unit development.

The workshop will provide resources necessary to develop storylines which will guide proper pacing, a unit outline, and a clear lesson sequence for science curriculum. Curricular storylines will provide an opportunity for a range of authentic assessment throughout a given unit topic.

83. Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/13/2019

Changing behavior is hard, as evidenced by anyone who’s ever tried to start an exercise program or train a teenager. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline. Based on her brothers' #1 New York Times bestseller, Switch, this session will present a framework for changing how people act, even in the toughest circumstances.
What you'll learn:
Why some changes are excruciating and others are easy. Why most organizational change never generate the momentum they need. How to break through the "decision paralysis" that can point the way forward. Why knowledge is not enough to spark change-and what will spark it. How tweaking the environment in minor ways can trigger big changes in behavior. By the end of the day you will apply the workshop tools to tackle a major change challenge of your choice.
This workshop will help school personnel learn how to distinguish a learning disability from the normal language acquisition process. Participants will understand the guiding principles that are used when determining an appropriate course of action for English Language Learners suspected of having a disability. Particular attention will be paid to the natural acquisition processes of a second language and on using RtI to reduce the referrals of ELLs for special education services.

85. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: General education teachers grades K-5, secondary ELA teachers, and ELA instructional coaches

Dates: 5/15/2019

In this workshop, participants will explore strategies to teach both grammar and vocabulary simultaneously while connecting them to the writing process and to reading comprehension. Teachers will learn easy-to-use, engaging models applicable to every elementary and secondary ELA classroom. Participants will also engage in demonstrations of RxEdit and RxRevise, which address individual writing deficits through a differentiated, innovative approach. Techniques to be explored include:
-Morphology charts
-Graphic organizers for pre-writing and revision
-Ready-to-go resources for teaching vocabulary in the context of well-written sentences drawn from literature

86. OverDrive Current Participant Workshop: Soaring into the Future with OverDrive

Program: Professional Library

Audience: School Library Media Specialists/School Librarians currently participating in PNW BOCES SLS OverDrive Shared Collection

Dates: 5/15/2019

New
This workshop is for current participants of the PNW BOCES School Library System OverDrive Shared Collection. Schools across the region are promoting reading and supporting literacy goals with eBooks and other forms of digital content. Learn how schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. You will also get to meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 5/15/2019

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

88. Team Implementation Guidance - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/15/2019

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on* This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RSE-TASC team is available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.

89. OverDrive Informational Workshop for Potential Participants: Soaring into the Future with OverDrive

Program: Professional Library

Audience: School Library Media Specialists, School Librarians, Director of Curriculum, Director of Technology (must be from PNW BOCES SLS component districts to participate)

Dates: 5/15/2019

New

This workshop is for potential participants of the PNW BOCES School Library System OverDrive Shared Collection. Come and learn about joining the shared collection to better enable student literacy.

Schools across the region are promoting reading and supporting literacy goals with eBooks and other forms of digital content. Learn how schools are taking a holistic approach with digital content to support student achievement anytime, anywhere. You will also get to meet Sora, a new student-centric reading app for schools.

90. TIG Breakout - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/15/2019

By popular demand, we are now offering individual team work time following our morning Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions! This afternoon session provides school teams with an opportunity to continue working on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports. Please let the RSE-TASC specialists know if you need technical assistance or resources related to your team's area of focus.
Throughout New York State, students who are culturally and linguistically diverse are over-represented in special education classifications. One of the leading factors in this problem is the inappropriate use of standardized evaluation measures and reporting of scores. In this training, participants will learn about culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluation methods, as well as the regulations behind these methods. Dynamic assessments and model evaluations will be discussed. This training is intended for speech evaluators, school psychologists, educational evaluators and administrators of Special Education.

92. Discipline Response System Booster - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/16/2019

This full-day workshop will assist teams in constructing (or improving) their school or setting-wide discipline system and documentation process to ensure consistency from all staff and predictability for all students. Workshop participants will engage in a review of their own systemic procedures, behavior definitions, and adult responses to student behavior errors. Then, participants will receive instruction on, resources for, and opportunities to review and create tools consistent with research based best practices around discipline and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ). DAY OF TRAINING: Participants are asked to bring copies of their school’s current discipline policies and office referral forms. It is highly recommended participants bring their own laptops or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word in order to create personal, electronic versions of their discipline response system procedures. Presenter's Recommendation: Register for the Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) on 6/5/19 for additional support in application of skills learned and/or in turn-keying content at your school.

93. Advanced Public Information Officer Training: Reunification (Lunch 'n Learn)

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/16/2019

New
This workshop is designed for those who attended the 3 hour PIO workshop or the 2 day FEMA PIO G290 training. This workshop is specific to a reunification event for a school district. Participants will be trained in specific methods and protocols for communicating reunification information for a nonviolent or violent school event.

94. Science 21 Administrator's Briefing 2 (AM)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2019

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

95. Science 21 Administrator's Briefing 2 (PM)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2019

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

96. Living History: Historical Expeditions: Historical Kingston and a Hudson Valley Historic Cruise

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: ALL Staff and school person

Dates: 5/17/2019 to 5/18/2019

Established in 1652 as the third settlement in the Dutch colony of New Netherland, an active participant in the American Revolution, and a major river-port during New York's 19th-century canal and steamboat era, Kingston boasts a history that spans over 300 years.

Participants will enjoy a guided walking tour of the largest intact early Dutch settlement in New York State and the neighborhood where New York State was born in 1777.View a treasury of centuries-old architecture as you walk the heart of the original stockaded village of Kingston whose street plan was designed by Provincial-Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. A tour will be given of a large cluster of native limestone houses built by descendants of the early settlers. Participants will tour the courthouse site where the New York State Constitution was drafted, and the gravesite of George Clinton, New York’s first elected governor, in the Old Dutch Church burying ground. The tour concludes with a visit to the interior of the circa 1812 Fred J. Johnston House.

Participants will then take an historic cruise on the “Rip Van Winkle” ship and get a view of history from the Hudson River’s perspective.

Participants will be able to:
- discuss the history of Kingston
- understand the reasons why Kingston was attacked during the American Revolution
- identify major events which occurred throughout the history of Kingston

Course Requirements:

1. Attendance and participation in all activities

2. Keep a personal journal

Friday, May 17th (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM) 4 hours

- Lecture at Carmel High School room 400

Saturday, May 18th (9:00 AM – 8:00 PM) 10 hours

- Walking tour of Stockade District in Kingston

- River cruise on the “Rip Van Winkle”

97. Library Council Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/21/2019

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

The PNW BOCES School Library System Council meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598: *Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9:30 am-11:00 am *Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm *Wednesday, March 12, 2019, 8:30 am-10:00 am (preceding network meeting) *Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

98. Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/23/2019

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

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

Lunch will be provided.

99. Tips and Tricks to Successful Grant Writing

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district leaders

Dates: 5/29/2019

In this half-day learning session, participants will have the opportunity to explore elements of effective grant writing. This session will include strategies on:
- Preliminary steps and preparation of grants
- Identifying and selecting RFPs/grant opportunities that would be valuable uses of resources
- Needs assessment/data to put to use
- Program narrative/structure and guidelines for grant writing
- Grant evaluation - Sample grants for review and analysis.
Research indicates that teaching social and behavioral skills to young learners is one of the best predictors of school success. This workshop will explore a variety of evidence-based practices shown to effectively promote healthy social-emotional development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices and positive, proactive approaches to support students’ learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to early childhood settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.

101. Mental Health Team Development Workshop

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 5/30/2019

This workshop is designed for schools and districts to train their staff members in a variety of methods to respond to a mental health crisis before, during, and after an incident. This workshop has been developed under the "Immediate Responder Philosophy" as school staff are the immediate responders in an incident and may have to deal with issues until a professional can arrive.