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1. Critically Conscious Educators Rising Series

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 3/2/2018

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Gather with like-minded educators who are committed to equity and justice in education for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Build a community of critically conscious educators who will turnkey information within their individual spheres of influence. Objectives: a) Expand individual and collective critical consciousness; b) Engage in a deep analysis of equity research; and c) Develop/deepen an equity/racially just lens when crafting culturally responsive lessons/units. Session 1: What does the current national, state, and local data suggest about our beliefs, policies, and practices? How can we move past the discomfort of talking about race to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse students have equitable outcomes and access to the high-quality education to which they are entitled? Session 2: Factors That Impede Student Identity Development. What is the sociopolitical context that shapes the experience of marginalized groups and impacts their outcomes? How does poverty manifest and connect to issues of race? What is intersectionality? Session 3: To whose culture are we most responsive in school? What is culture? What is the difference between individual and societal culture? How does culture impact teaching and learning? How does the intent of public education differ from the impact we make today? How does the larger culture of individualism impact teaching and learning? Session 4: What do we mean by power and privilege and how do they perpetuate a harmful impact on culturally and linguistically diverse groups? What are some of the ways people resist talking about race, power, and privilege? Who holds the social and cultural capital in a given situation? How can social environmental cues impact this capital? Session 5: Revolutionizing how we think about educating culturally and linguistically diverse students. Defining critical pedagogy. How does CP function as a way of life aimed at improving educational outcomes for culturally and linguistically diverse students?

2. Instruction and Assessment in Three Dimensions: Evolving Teaching Practices to Support the New York State Science Learning Standards

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Science teachers and leaders at the secondary level

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 1/12/2018

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In this two-day learning series for secondary science teachers and leaders, and working in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association and Dutchess BOCES, participants will engage in a deep exploration of the instructional shifts required for effective implementation of the new science standards in New York State. Teachers will see what three-dimensional instruction looks like in the classroom by experiencing a lesson as learners and analyzing classroom video of students. This will provide educators with an understanding of how science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated during instruction.

Participants will also investigate the architecture of the standards and examine how performance expectations will reshape student assessment while the integration of the three dimensions in the foundation box will reshape instruction. Educators will explore the role that the science and engineering practices play in helping student sense-making and the role that phenomena play in motivating the sense-making process. Educators will see how this process gives students the opportunity to build on their prior knowledge as they express and refine their ideas over time. They will also see how student engagement in practices is an opportunity to assess student learning as it provides evidence of student thinking that can be used to guide instruction.

All of this work will then be tied together by using of a set of criteria that focuses on the most important shifts in three-dimensional teaching and learning and the features of quality instruction.

3. Integrating Technology Tools to Support English Language Learners

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 3/2/2018

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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.

4. Effective Communication Strategies for School and District Leaders

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 11/28/2017

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School district administrators are sometimes faced with the task of having to speak to an employee about a difficult workplace issue. This can often be anxiety-provoking. However, procrastinating can make the situation worse. Conversations that administrators might find difficult are situations that involve: poor hygiene, workforce reduction, employee termination, domestic violence, bizarre behavior, appearing to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, inappropriate relationships, and threatening/explosive behavior. This workshop will provide practical strategies for approaching and effectively handling difficult conversations. Interactive group exercises such as role-playing with real-life scenarios will help participants gain a sense of confidence when confronted with these issues.

5. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disabilities - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 11/28/2017

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

6. IEP Study Group - SW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 11/28/2017

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**Participants must bring their own IEPs and electronic devices** In this three-hour workshop participants will revisit and incorporate best practices into the development of Standards Based IEPs. There will be an opportunity to learn, share and receive feedback from peers as well as on-site technical support from the regional special education training specialist. Participants are asked to bring copies of their own student’s IEPs for informal feedback. This workshop is open to those individuals who have attended the RSE-TASC’s IEP development workshops including: Institute 1, Institute 2 or IEP Bootcamp. Participants who have not attended a full day training session should not attend.

7. Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists, Library Teachers, Teachers, and Administrators

Dates: 11/29/2017

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In the morning, learn about Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship curriculum and how you can use it as a tool to teach digital citizenship to your students, helping to create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use.

In the afternoon, elementary LMS will have the opportunity to plan lessons using Common Sense Media's Digital Citizenship curriculum, while secondary LMS work with a presenter from the News Literacy Project to explore the current information landscape, from viral rumors and the role of algorithms, to the standards of quality journalism and how to recognize and apply them. Participants will explore examples of fake news and propaganda and discuss how they have had an impact on real world events from recent elections around the world to our understanding of climate change and the risks around vaccination. Participants will also have an opportunity to explore the NLP’s cutting-edge checkology virtual classroom whose twelve lessons offer instructors a chance to dive deep with their students into subjects like how to categorize information, the importance of the first amendment, and the role of citizen watchdogs in a healthy democracy.

8. Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors: A Toolkit for Mental Health Professionals

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/29/2017

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Problem classroom behaviors correlate with poor academic performance—and can also interfere with the learning of other students. This workshop is built on the principles of applied behavior analysis. It provides specific resources that any educator can use to analyze, manage, and shape student behaviors to promote academic engagement and school success. The training is designed for school-based mental-health staff who seek a toolkit to assist teachers in managing a range of challenging classroom behaviors.
As a result of this workshop, participants will have be able to more effectively address the following student behaviors and situations:

• Inattentive/Anxious/Non-Compliant Student

• Preventing Problem Behaviors

• Managing Problem Behaviors

• Reinforcing Appropriate Behaviors

• Behavior Plans: How to Build One

• Managing Students in Crisis
Participants will have access to a webpage with postings of all behavior intervention resources and assessment tools shared at the workshop. Strategies reviewed in this training are consistent with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127

9. Manhattanville College Programs Spring Semester: ABA, Early Childhood, Sp Ed, Bilingual, TESOL

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators grades K-12

Dates: 11/29/2017

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Manhattanville College, in collaboration with Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES and the Hudson River Teacher Center, is pleased to continue with the special initiative to assist teachers who are interested in participating in courses, seeking a new degree, or pursuing an additional certification to further their credentials and improve their professional marketability. Enroll here to receive the official registration form for additional certifications in the following areas: - Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) - Early Childhood certification (Birth-grade 2) - Special Education Grades 1-6 and Grades 7-12 - TESOL - Bilingual Education Once you submit your registration form to the college, you will be billed for the semester and officially enrolled in the class of your choice. Enrolling here is only to receive this form. You will not need district approval for these courses. Individualized advisement and review of college transcripts are available on-site at PNW BOCES after the information session or by appointment. Meet with a college graduate certification advisor to discuss your specific interests and pathway requirements.

10. Supporting All Students Within the Reading and/or Writing Workshop Structure

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 11/30/2017

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Most students benefit from modifications within the reading or writing workshop structure, particularly students performing above or below grade-level expectations.

In this workshop, participants will build upon their repertoire of strategies to better meet the needs of students who require extra support or need to be challenged further. Learning activities will focus on:
  • students who excel above grade level expectations

  • students with IEPs

  • English Language Learners
  • 11. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 11/30/2017

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    TSN 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. Our focus for this event will be accessing and utilizing transition assessments. Participants will learn about how to identify transition needs and where to find corresponding assessments. This event will include online assessment demonstrations as well as printed materials.

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

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 12/1/2017 to 3/22/2018

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

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

    13. Empowering ALL Learners Regional Conference

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators in all roles

    Dates: 12/1/2017

    The purpose of the Empowering ALL Learners Conference is to share best practices on putting learning in the hands of students. Empowerment is all about providing learners with voice and choice, the opportunity to self-assess and reflect, and the opportunity to work with others to pursue common goals and to serve as teachers as well as learners, so that they are engaged, challenged, and supported. Empowered learners are ones who feel confident in their ability to do the work and believe that the work they are doing makes a difference.

    The Empowering ALL Learners Conference will feature a keynote address with Allison Zmuda, in addition to fifteen best practice breakout sessions, and a panel discussion around empowering learners.

    14. Bringing Math Alive Through STEM-Focused Activities

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary math and science teachers, and math and science coordinators

    Dates: 12/4/2017

    The M in STEM is both a separate entity worthy of its own exploration and a bridge to connecting the other disciplines.

    In this workshop, participants will gain insight into the reasons why math serves as an excellent STEM connector. Educators will do this by engaging in STEM-related activities and investigations that can be utilized in their classrooms with their students to further show the relevance of mathematics to the wider world. Participants will need to bring a graphing calculator to this workshop.

    15. Using Routines, Games, and Guided Mini-Lessons to Develop Mathematical Reasoning (Grades K-2)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of grades K-2, elementary leaders, and district math coordinators

    Dates: 12/5/2017

    Reasoning routines, guided mini-lessons, and games are excellent ways for teachers to differentiate student learning.

    During this workshop, educators will explore methods to use a variety of activities to develop mathematical thinking and communication. These activities and explorations are program-agnostic and can easily be incorporated into a math workshop as five- or ten-minute warm-ups, or can be further developed into longer studies of mathematics for students.

    16. Yale Center for EI Professional Support Network - Hudson Valley Cohort 1

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/6/2017 to 3/7/2018

    This program is solely for those currently enrolled in the Hudson Valley Cohort 1. In an effort to further support the important work undertaken by your schools, we have established the Yale CEI Professional Support Network for current school based implementation teams and district level leaders 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.

    17. ACTION: The Benefits of Cultural Recognition in Student Engagement

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 12/6/2017

    This session will address immigrant and second generation immigrant youth in schools. Drawing on ethnographic and interview data with students, teachers, and administrators and how students link heritage cultures to learning and school.
    *This is a work session designed for school teams, in which teams should bring school data and/or materials they would like to work on.* This half-day work session provides schools with an opportunity for individual consultation, professional development, and technical assistance from the RSE-TASC trainers in order to improve the fidelity of implementation for your school's social and behavior supports. We are available to help your school extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral interventions. Whether you are looking for guidance on your individualized FBA and BIP materials, your targeted group behavior curriculum, or your school-wide teaching of expectations, the RSE-TASC team is available to advise and assist you.

    19. Assistive Technology Forum December 2017

    Program: Education Technology

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

    Dates: 12/6/2017

    Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. The December meeting will feature a presentation on Microsoft Learning Tools and the NYS CBT Testing Modifications.

    20. Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

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

    Dates: 12/6/2017

    Child Abuse Identification Workshops are required by the State of New York for many community and school related jobs. The Hudson River Teacher Center is an approved New York State site for these workshops. Registration is required one week prior to scheduled workshops. Participants will receive State Education Department Certification of Completion. Target audience: Regular, special education teachers, administrators, physicians, medical personnel, chiropractors, dental hygienists, dentists, psychologists, pupil personnel professionals

    21. Discovery Education Professional Learning Workshop

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Curriculum, Instructional Technology, Supervisors of Content Areas, Turn-Key Trainers, Library Media Specialists, Department Heads, Lead Teachers

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    Discovery Education is partnering with Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES to provide a customized Professional Learning workshop to support current Discovery Education Streaming District Partners. This session is designed to demonstrate how Discovery Education Streaming supports multiple learning modalities with content that is easy to integrate, aligned to standards, and supports differentiation.

    Participants will explore all our recent back to school enhancements, such as the newly redesigned Professional Learning section. This unique learning and hands-on workshop will highlight creative ways to engage students and invigorate educators in your schools using your current Discovery Streaming subscription.

    Light breakfast will be provided.

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies teachers and social studies administrators

    Dates: 12/7/2017

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

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

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

    23. The Legal Ramifications Surrounding Social Media for Students and Staff

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/7/2017

    This popular session returns with updated information and strategies. “Social Media” has become the catchphrase for a multitude of electronic communication opportunities. It encompasses email, social sites such as Facebook and the ever-popular Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Topics will include: Legal foundations for social media in schools (1st and 4th Amendment) Privacy issues for staff and students On and off campus discipline for inappropriate use of social media Cyberbullying and sexting

    24. Implementing the New Vision of Science Education: Transitioning to the New Science Standards

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 6-12 teachers of science

    Dates: 12/8/2017

    In this introductory workshop, teachers will experience a classroom activity that involves the three dimensions of the New York State Science Learning Standards (Disciplinary Core Ideas, Crosscutting Concepts, and Science and Engineering Practices). Then, a lesson sequence will be analyzed to develop an understanding of how the new vision is planned for, that is, how to build a storyline that intentionally brings together the three dimensions and aligns curriculum with the new vision of science education.

    Note: This is the first in a series of workshops on the new science standards. You may register for one, or all. In the final workshop, teachers will work with colleagues to review and evaluate curriculum materials for alignment with the standards.

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 12/9/2017

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

    26. America’s Role on the World Stage: Are We Still Leading the Way?

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Social studies administrators and secondary social studies teachers

    Dates: 12/11/2017

    This workshop is designed to engage middle and high school teachers in an in-depth examination of the latest foreign policy efforts of the United States.

    Participants will begin by examining the past and present roles of the United States in various regional and global organizations. Participants will focus on contemporary hot spots around the world and evaluate the cost/reward of United States intervention. Finally, the group will examine the political and economic policies of key world leaders and discuss how their actions impact global order today. Expert analysis will be provided, and materials from the Foreign Policy Association will be referenced throughout the workshop.

    27. How Can Restorative Justice Serve Your School Community?

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 12/11/2017

    The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools will host a restorative justice kick-off event to introduce the foundations of a restorative model and the continuum of restorative justice practices for school communities. This event will open a training series designed to support school leaders as well as community-based practitioners in the process of implementing restorative practices to intentionally disrupt and dismantle institutional racism in schools that will be available for individual districts. The kick-off event will explore the ways in which restorative justice practices can either uphold or dismantle racial gaps in academics and discipline in schools, as well as address how circles, as the central practice of a restorative model, can function as a culturally responsive teaching strategy and community management model that values the voice of every community stakeholder.
    Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

    29. Alternatives to Suspension

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 12/12/2017 to 1/29/2018

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

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

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

    30. Cornell University ILR - Managing Organization Conflict Certificate Series

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/12/2017 to 4/17/2018

    and knowledge to handle a variety of conflict and negotiation situations. The program consists of three 2–day courses. Cornell follows a mixed lecture/interactive approach where participants practice learned skills in group activities and simulations. In addition, to the greatest extent possible, Cornell will use the parties’ actual issues to teach and practice learned skills. Participants who attend two years (6 courses) of this Cornell ILR Program will be eligible for the certificate. Remaining courses will be offered in 2018 –2019. Resolving Conflict and Building Teams
    • An understanding of the nature of conflict in organizations
    • Key approaches for managing conflict Fundamental Negotiation Skills
    • Structuring negotiations to achieve durable agreements
    • Positional and Interest-based negotiation approaches Facilitation Skills for Conflict Management
    • The potential and limits of the facilitator role for managers and supervisors
    • Facilitator interventions for dealing with difficult behavior
    • Coaching skills to support participants in facilitated discussions

    31. TI-83/84 Tips for Building Math Confidence and Student Success

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Math educators utilizing the TI 83/84 graphing calculators

    Dates: 12/12/2017

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    In this half-day workshop, participants will be exposed to graphing calculator tips and tricks to succeed in class and on high stakes exams. Participants will build math confidence for students using the TI-83 Plus/TI-84 Plus Family models, and will learn how the graphing calculator can be used to assist student understanding of math concepts. Attendees will be offered a free license of the TI-Smartview for the TI-84 Plus Family for their classroom.

    32. Creating the Interactive Math Classroom with the TI-NSpire

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Math educators utilizing the TI-Nspire graphing calculators

    Dates: 12/12/2017

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    During this half-day workshop, participants will explore math and mathematics instruction with the TI-Nspire CX technology. The TI-Npire allows students to discover concepts for themselves, and it is imperative that teachers feel comfortable using and teaching with this tool. Participants will also integrate resources from JMAP.org to design homework, assessments, and end of year review for the Regents exams. Attendees will be offered a free license of the TI-Nspire Teacher Edition software for their classroom.
    ELEMENTARY STUDENTS (GRADES 3-6): Get a jumpstart on “the Hour of Code!” This hands-on session will introduce Grades 3 – 6 teachers to Scratch, the engaging programming tool developed at MIT that is free and enables students to create animations, games, visualizations and “interactives” in a user-friendly, online environment. Scratch encourages the “Four C’s” (creativity & innovation, collaboration, communication and critical thinking) and can be used in all curricular areas, while developing skills in the engineering design process which are so important in the New York State Science Learning Standards. Scratch will “hook” your students and enable them to be creators, rather than consumers, of technology!

    34. Conferring with Writers

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General education teachers grades K - 8, literacy coaches, and instructional leaders

    Dates: 12/13/2017

    In this workshop, teachers will be immersed in how to use conferring as a formative assessment. Participants will explore the structure of a conference and learn how to effectively execute each component. Participants will then continue assessment work by exploring different lenses that can be used while conferring with writers: engagement, process, and the qualities of writing. Educators will have opportunities to watch conferences, read transcripts of conferences, and plan ways they can organize their own conference notes.

    35. Exploring BreakoutEDU

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators interested in learning more about BreakoutEDU

    Dates: 12/13/2017

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

    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.

    36. New York State Recertification for Lead Evaluators of Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/13/2017

    This training will review the State’s vision for Lead Evaluators of Principals and address the following four State required certification elements: ISLLC standards and their related functions Evidence-based observation techniques grounded in research Application and use of approved teacher and/or principal practice rubric(s) selected by the district or BOCES for use in evaluations Application and use of other assessment tools This training will be a hybrid model with an in-person session.

    37. 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: 12/13/2017

    VR is the new trending tech in education. The key question? How can this immersive experience bet 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 our meet date.

    38. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

    Dates: 12/13/2017

    Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. A certificate will be distributed to participants at the completion of the course. Forty five dollar registration fee must be paid by credit card. For more information contact jdarling@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-2345.

    39. Real World, Messy Science

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K-6

    Dates: 12/14/2017

    Nothing helps student understanding of science more than concrete examples in the real world. NYSSLS strongly encourages teachers to focus on "Doing what scientists do," as they model science practices for their students. We will "learn by doing" by planning and carrying out some investigations in the field. Tips for integrating practices and cross-cutting concepts with content topics will be explored and discussed. We will also use these experiences to enhance your students' science inquiry skills, math practices, and informational writing. Topics will vary depending on conditions, but will include life science (relationships in ecosystems), earth science (space systems, earth's systems, and weather/climate), and physical science. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
    Teachers report that managing problem behaviors is the single greatest challenge they face. Viewing these behaviors from a functional perspective allows educators to understand why these behaviors are occurring and, as a result, respond to them more effectively, as well as develop effective prevention and teaching strategies. This introductory-level workshop will provide participants with a basic overview of how problem behaviors are learned and maintained. Participants will be given time to plan how to use this information to inform their practice and improve social and behavioral outcomes for students.

    41. New York State Next Generation ELA Standards Briefing for School Administrators

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 12/14/2017

    This workshop will provide administrators with an overview of the Next Generation ELA Standards and the Lifelong Practices described in the standards. Participants will discuss the practical applications of the Lifelong Practices, changes to the standards, and the introductions for the Early Learning standards. The workshop will review the timeline of implementation and the implications for elementary, middle, and secondary instruction. Updates from the New York State Education Department will also be reviewed.
    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.

    43. The CSE Roundtable - PNW BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 12/14/2017

    Wait List
    This collegial Lower Hudson group will continue to meet to discuss issues that impact CSE Chairs and CSE members, Directors of Special Education, and Directors of Pupil Personnel in our region. We will be discussing changes to the regulations, new policy initiatives, mental health issues, bilingual issues and transition. Specific topics are determined by the group based on ongoing needs assessment.

    44. Mindfulness and Wellness Technology Showcase

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and administrators, technology specialists

    Dates: 12/15/2017

    Technology Showcases are designed to present a landscape of options for K-12 teachers that support their specific content area(s) and address ISTE NETS Technology Standards for students. By design, these sessions showcase a variety of technology tools and applications suitable for multiple devices, and encourage active discussion regarding immediate use in classrooms.

    Technology Showcase sessions are designed with the idea of learn today, do tomorrow, in mind. Participants can expect to see, try, and discuss a wide variety of technology applications that are accessible via web browser, tablet/mobile device, and/or smartphone. Attendees will accomplish this through a balance of guided instruction, partner/group work, and independent reflection.

    Technology Showcases are intended to help participants use technology during various instructional moments within their respective disciplines. Examples include:
    -Research & planning
    -Prep of digital curriculum or instructional materials
    -A displayed do now, online quiz/game, or flash cards
    -A presentation
    -A demo/tutorial
    -Subject matter interactives
    -Online videos w/questions
    -Data collection using surveys, polls, and forms
    -One-on-one review of desk work
    -Pairs, trios, teams, and whole group work
    -Comments, edits, suggestions
    -Media
    -Formative/summative assessment.

    What is the role of technology in promoting a holistic sense of mindfulness and wellness in and out of the classroom, for both students and teachers? Our showcase will feature:
    -Ways to increase physical activity in the classroom
    -Using Digital Breakouts and Breakout EDU for team building and collaboration
    -Gamification techniques and strategies
    -Using technology for empathy and social outreach
    -Role of augmented and virtual reality
    -Specific apps that promote wellness and mindfulness.

    45. Unpacking the Enduring Issues Essay

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Social studies teachers in grades 6-11 and administrators

    Dates: 12/15/2017

    The New York State Education Department is shifting from the DBQ to the Enduring Issues Essay. With that shift comes a number of necessary changes in our practices and assessments.

    In this workshop participants will discover what possible Enduring Issues are, explore strategies to incorporate them into the curriculum, look at existing assessment models, and participate in designing an essay for a given grade level.

    Teachers are encouraged to bring a laptop, but one will be provided if necessary.

    46. Improving Student Performance in Geometry Using the Graphing Calculator

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of Geometry and secondary level scienceand math and/or science coordinators

    Dates: 12/18/2017

    Having a deeper understanding of mathematics requires skill-building and strategies in using all manner of calculation tools.

    In this workshop, participants will engage in graphing calculator activities to help students see representations of Geometry skills. Participants will need to bring a graphing calculator with them to the workshop.

    47. Responsive Instruction in the Primary Reading Workshop: Putting the Data to Use for Teachers and Students

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: General education teachers in grades K - 3, special education teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and instructional leaders

    Dates: 12/18/2017 to 1/31/2018

    In this workshop series, teachers will learn how to take a running record and use miscue analysis to gather an abundance of information about their readers. Participants will analyze data in order to look for trends that can inform instruction for the whole class, small groups, and the individual. Teachers will explore the structures and purposes of guided reading and strategy groups in order to think critically about when to use each method of instruction.

    Note: Teachers will need to bring class data (running records, conference notes, observations, etc.) to this workshop series.
    Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. *Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials.

    49. Anti Bullying Strategies For the Classroom

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 12/19/2017 to 2/5/2018

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

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

    50. Preparing for Central Office Leadership - An Institute for School Leaders

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/19/2017 to 3/6/2018

    This four session Institute will focus on an awareness and orientation to a variety of roles in school district leadership. The program is structured to provide a district perspective for current building level leaders who are considering a district level position in the future. Presenters will include Superintendent, Pupil Personnel Services Director, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Business. Each session will focus on the work and responsibilities related to each of these district office roles. Topics will include: Preparation and prerequisites needed to assume each position Tips on the entry and transition processes Suggestions on how to adjust to new communication dynamics Exploration of each position’s challenges

    51. Using Routines, Games, and Guided Mini-Lessons to Develop Mathematical Reasoning (Grades 3-5)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of grades 3-5, elementary leaders, and district math coordinators

    Dates: 12/19/2017

    Reasoning routines, guided mini-lessons, and games are excellent ways for teachers to differentiate student learning.

    During this workshop, educators will explore methods to use a variety of activities to develop mathematical thinking and communication. These activities and explorations are program-agnostic and can easily be incorporated into a math workshop as five- or ten-minute warm-ups, or can be further developed into longer studies of mathematics for students.

    52. Best Practices for Payroll

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 12/20/2017

    Payroll is the heart of the business office operation and accurate payments to employees is of utmost importance. The workshop will explore the various scenarios of paying staff based on bargaining unit rules and will give insight to regulations that must be followed when calculating pay pro-ration. Topics will include: Understanding salary pro-ration and Swain Pay schedules Payroll file requirements W-2 processing issues

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 12/20/2017

    This workshop will provide administrators with an overview of the NYSSLS and the dimensions of learning that are explicit in the standards. Participants will discuss the practical applications of the Science and Engineering Practices, how Core Ideas are different from content, and the integration of the Crosscutting Concepts in instruction. The presenters will review the proposed timeline of implementation and the implications for elementary, middle, and secondary science instruction. Updates from the New York State Education Department will also be reviewed.
    After attending this full-day workshop, participants will be able to identify the proactive classroom management structures, including data, systems, and practices which support improved student outcomes. Training content will focus on effective strategies to maximize classroom structure and increase active student engagement in order to improve academic and behavior outcomes. Participants will explore content and select individual strategies for use in their classrooms around the following areas:
    • Routines and Expectations
    • Classroom Arrangement
    • Opportunities to Respond PRESENTERS’ RECOMMENDATION: Consider registering for our Classroom Management: Increasing Expected Behaviors, a full-day workshop on 5/15/18. These two workshops were designed in collaboration to more fully train teachers in providing effective classroom structure and support to improve academic and behavior outcomes for their students.
    This half-day forum provides an opportunity for school administrators to stay up-to-date on current research, national trends in multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), and evidence-based practices to implement in their schools. During the 2017-2018 forums, administrators will have the opportunity to assess their current systems and practices and work towards developing a multi-tiered system of support that includes tiered interventions, student data collection, and fidelity of implementation measures. Administrators will receive individualized support from the RSE-TASC specialists to review their school's current social and behavioral programs and determine how to effectively measure student success. Keywords: PBIS, MTSS, Responsive Classroom, Restorative Justice, Restorative Practice, Ruler, DBT

    56. CPSE Colloquium - PNW BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 12/21/2017

    Wait List
    The CPSE Colloquium will meet three times this year to discuss issues and best practices related to Preschool Special Education. This year some of the issues we will be discussing are behavioral supports, bilingual assessments, eligibility, least restrictive environment and the annual review process.
    The Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential is a credential awarded to students who are prepared for entry level employment. All students may earn this credential as an approved Pathways Assessment for graduation. Students with disabilities may also earn this credential as a Pathways Assessments, an additional credential issued with a diploma, or as a stand alone exiting credential. During the overview, you will learn about what districts must offer to students with disabilities, how to develop internal systems to meet student needs and where to access information to design work-based learning programs. Educators who need an overview, or clarification of the requirements of the credential, are strongly encouraged to attend.

    58. New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training (3-Day) - Rockland BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 1/4/2018 to 1/25/2018

    This three-day training is designed for new CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an understanding of the Chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the CSE process. A specific session on the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process will also be provided.
    Work-based learning (WBL) opportunities and activities are key components of the CDOS Commencement Credential. In order to earn the credential, students must participate in at least 216 hours of WBL activities. (This may include participation in Career and Technical Education courses.) During this afternoon session we will explore various options districts may offer students enabling them to engage in CDOS Commencement Credential-related activities including but not limited to: community-based work experiences, job shadowing, school-based enterprises, National Employability coursework, and more. Participants will receive information about how to enhance existing programs and how to launch new ones. ** An earlier companion workshop will be offered in the morning on this date. Please refer to Frontline. ** PARTICIPANTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND BOTH MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY FOR EACH WORKSHOP ON FRONTLINE.

    60. Bilingual School Psychologist Forum

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 1/5/2018 to 3/5/2018

    Bilingual School Psychologists in the region meet throughout the school year to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

    61. Bilingual Speech Pathologist Forum

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 1/5/2018 to 3/5/2018

    Bilingual Speech Pathologists in the region meet throughout the school year to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

    62. Arts for Learning! Arts for Life! A Deep Look at the New York State Learning Standards for the Arts and their Implications

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Arts educators as well as administrators responsible for the arts

    Dates: 1/5/2018

    New
    With new arts standards, schools and districts must consider their current practices and how to shift curriculum, instruction, and assessment to help learners meet and exceed the new benchmarks set.

    This one-day workshop will provide educators of the arts, as well as administrators, with an overview of the new arts standards, ans well as the opportunity to dive into one of four disciplines of the standards: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, and Theater. During the discipline-specific segment of the day, educators will work with a facilitator with expertise in that area to explore curriculum and instruction connections, as well as to redesign a lesson or series of lessons to gain experience making modifications based on the new standards.

    63. Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 1/5/2018 to 6/12/2018

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

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

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

    64. PNW BOCES Learning and Leading Book Study: Fall Semester 2017

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in merging theory with practice through a book study

    Dates: 1/8/2018

    Join colleagues from the region for the PNW BOCES Leading and Learning Book Study! The fall semester cohort will explore a book of the group's choice (participants must be registered by September 22 in order to participate in the book choice). Once a book is selected, a schedule of readings will be created, and the group will interact using Voxer, a free virtual communication tool that allows for messaging via text and audio. Where possible, PNW BOCES will work with book authors to join the group.

    Along with virtual interaction, the group will meet at the close of the semester to discuss the book in full, and reflect on implications for future work.

    Note that participants will need to purchase the book selected separately. Costs for this study group do not include the book.

    65. NYSAA ADMINISTRATION TRAINING for ELA, Math and Science

    Program: Alternate Assessment

    Audience: Teachers administering the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) NYSAA in ELA, Math and Science

    Dates: 1/9/2018

    For all teachers who are administering the NYSAA program's Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based test. This is a full day facilitated training. Each participant will need a laptop and will be engaged in a web-based training that includes final assessments of the teacher. Please make sure that your browsers are up to date. It is recommended that you have the most recent version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. Materials, once they are available will be emailed to your Directors. PLEASE be sure to bring the needed materials. Limited copies will be available. NOTE: There are vending machines on premises for snacks and beverages. Coffee will be provided. There will be a 45-minute lunch break. For convenience and to ensure that the afternoon portion of the session begins and ends on time, it is suggested that you bring a bag lunch and beverage.

    66. Using Routines to Develop Algebraic Thinking (Grades 5-8)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of grades 5-8, elementary/middle school leaders, and district math coordinators

    Dates: 1/9/2018

    In this workshop session, teachers will learn to use routines as tools to increase student-engagement and improve student access to even the most challenging mathematics. Students with a negative disposition towards the learning of mathematics can get their first taste of success, while those who are successful in mathematics will deepen their understanding of essential mathematical connections.

    The techniques shared in this session, when used regularly and appropriately, will help to develop essential mathematical habits of mind, fill in gaps for students who chronically lag behind, and support students who are currently successful in mathematics as they continue to grow.
    Support staff in educational settings are essential members of the educational team. The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge to effectively support students in the classroom. This workshop will include:
    • A historical context of special education and why it matters that we develop inclusive communities that support students with disabilities
    • An understanding of various support roles and their professional responsibilities
    • Effective practices in improving academic, learning, social-emotional and long term post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities

    68. Next Generation Learning Standards: Administrative Briefing for Math

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Building and central office administrators, math coordinators and directors

    Dates: 1/9/2018

    This workshop will provide administrators with an overview of the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. Participants will discuss changes to the standards (what's new, what was moved, and considerations for instruction), the introductions, and the crosswalks. The workshop will review the timeline of implementation and the implications for elementary, middle, and secondary instruction. Updates from the New York State Education Department will also be reviewed.

    69. Implementing the New Vision of Science Education: Developing Models to Explain Phenomena

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Classroom teachers of science in grades 6-12

    Dates: 1/10/2018

    The practice of modeling in science is one that has often been under-emphasized in the past. With the adoption of the New York State Science Learning Standards, the practice of modeling, as well as seven other scientific and engineering practices, make up one of the key dimensions of the standards.

    In this workshop, teachers will learn how to involve their students in exploring phenomena through scientific investigation and then how to guide their students as they construct, test, evaluate, and revise models to explain the phenomena.
    Fourth grade teachers will leave this full-day workshop with completed activities that can be used the following day with their students. These shoebox science kits explore electricity, mass and measure, and temperature. Other activities will cover various aspects of magnetism. These parallel tasks will reinforce and broaden the skills necessary for your students to do well on the E-LST. Participants will review the current format, vocabulary, and concepts presented in the 4th grade Elementary Level Science Test and engage in hands-on activities that parallel the skills presented in the performance part of the test. These activities will allow your students to work at a classroom science center, in small groups, or on an individual basis throughout the school year. *A supply list will be sent to participants so they can construct the hands-on activities during the workshop.
    Calling all educators and community agency providers! Please join us for an exciting new learning and networking opportunity designed to identify community-based supports and opportunities for high school students and young adults. School staff will become familiar with programs and services available to transitioning students including work readiness, career awareness, job placement, college and vocational supports, day habilitation and much more. Agency providers will gain knowledge about school programming needs and post-school planning. WE-CAN meets monthly and the first event will take place at ACCES-VR. Senior Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Debbie Gabrione will discuss opportunities for students and young adults – including the addition of funded youth services which will be available sometime next year. WE-CAN will meet in a different community agency location each month. Participants will learn about services each organization offers and how these offerings can benefit transitioning students. Please register for each event separately. Light refreshments will be provided. WE-CAN Dates: * Jan. 10, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains. (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon Place.) * Feb. 7, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Location to be determined * Mar. 21, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Location to be determined * Apr. 11, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Location to be determined * May 9, 8:30 am – 10:00 am, Location to be determined * June 13, 8:30 am – 10:00 am Location to be determined

    72. IEP Institute - PNW BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 1/10/2018 to 2/14/2018

    Wait List
    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 paper copies (5) 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.

    73. SLS Network Meeting: Mid-Year Goal Check-In

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 1/11/2018

    Mid-Year Goal Check-In: Goal setting is an essential component of professional growth and accountability. Reflect on the progress that you have made on your yearly professional goals and discuss your next steps with fellow LMS.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

    75. Assistive Technology Forum January 2018

    Program: Education Technology

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

    Dates: 1/11/2018

    Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. The focus of the January meeting will be announced in December.

    76. Library Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 1/11/2018

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

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

    77. Awareness and Implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for Elementary Grades (K-5)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers and administrators interested in building capacity for elementary science work in their schools and districts

    Dates: 1/12/2018 to 3/5/2018

    The New Your State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYS P-12 SLS) are very different from the MST standards and will require content and pedagogical shifts in Grades K-5. This two-day workshop is designed to develop awareness of the new standards and to prepare for implementation aligned to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) implementation plan. Participants will take away an understanding of the three dimensions in NYS P-12 SLS and their relationship to new instruction and assessment goals. Participants will also receive the latest updates from NYSED on their implementation plan and timeline.

    During Day 1, participants will examine the architecture, vocabulary, and core content in the standards in grades K-5. Through video and the exploration of hands-on exemplary lessons attendees will be able to describe what it means to teach in three dimensions and will identify the rationale behind phenomenon-driven learning. Using guidelines from NYSED and Achieve, participants will examine equity and diversity issues implicit in the requirement that science is for ALL students. During the workshop educators will collaborate with colleagues to unpack the performance expectations, explore 3D assessment samples, and develop assessments. Participants will leave with a curated list of resources available for planning a transition to a NYSSLS aligned curriculum. Attendees will begin to identify critical areas and develop an action plan for work in their district.

    During Day 2, participants will report and receive feedback on their action plan. Participants will explore models of success and will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to share areas and topics needed to support teachers of science. This session will move beyond a basic understanding of the NYSSLS to discuss the development of unit storylines and development of curriculum from the performance expectations. Participants will use a tool to critique lesson plans and possible purchased curriculum.
    The C-SSRS is now widely recognized as a gold-standard, innovative suicide risk screening tool. Due to its demonstrated ability to identify high risk individuals and guidance for next steps it positively impacts service utilization through decreasing unnecessary interventions, redirecting scarce resources, and expediting care delivery to those at highest risk. Because this screen can be delivered by all gatekeepers, numerous states and countries have moved towards system-wide implementation enabling blanket coverage and linking of systems (e.g., schools, first responders, corrections, hospitals/behavioral health, crisis assessment), fostering prevention. Participants will learn about how to administer the full and screening versions of the tool, how to customize the tool and how to interpret results, streamlining triage and care delivery. Population-specific editions will be reviewed (pediatric, military, etc.). At completion, participants will receive a certificate. Learning Objectives: 1. Explain how preventative screening models can be used to identify at-risk individuals and establish care plans that allocate resources effectively and identify steps taken to implement a comprehensive screening program in a state, community or agency. 2. Describe how utilizing a systemic best practice measurement, the C-SSRS, to identify suicidal ideation and behavior results in improved safety monitoring, identification, and precision, which ultimately aids prevention. 3. Administer the C-SSRS full and screener scales and identify other tools in the C-SSRS toolkit and demonstrate how the C-SSRS impacts care through operationalized criteria for next steps which in turn facilitates more streamlined triage, redirects scarce resources, and facilitates care delivery to those at highest risk. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127
    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.

    80. Computer Science Teachers Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers of K-12 computer science

    Dates: 1/12/2018 to 3/16/2018

    As computer science programs in districts grow, it is important for teachers in this area to support each other’s learning. As an outreach program of the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Lower Hudson Valley Chapter, the goal of this collegial circle is to bring quality professional development and collaboration to all CS teachers.

    In these sessions, computer science teachers will have an opportunity to exchange ideas on focused topics and receive training on various important computer science tools, curricula, and pedagogies, appropriate to all grade levels. Topics of focus may include physical programming, robotics, AP curricula, supporting younger learners, additional opportunities for PD and student participation, strategies for increasing diversity in CS classrooms, appropriate learning spaces, and other important issues as related to K-12 Computer Science education.

    81. Fountas and Pinnell: Leveled Literacy Intervention K - 2 (Orange, Green, and Blue systems)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, Classroom Teachers Grades K - 2

    Dates: 1/16/2018 to 3/22/2018

    In this six-­-day training, participants will be introduced to a supplementary literacy intervention designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily small-group instruction for struggling readers and writers. LLI is a system for improving the reading and writing achievement of the lowest-achieving children in the early grades. Primary students in LLI participate in 30-minute, intensive lessons five days per week that combine reading, writing, and phonics/word study.


    Based on the essential elements of effective interventions for older students as described in the effectiveness research, the Leveled Literacy Intervention System (Heinemann) provides a systematic instructional design that helps young students make accelerated progress to meet grade level expectations. Teachers need to be teaching and using Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems.To attend this training, participants must be able to work with at least one group of three students, five days a week, for 18 weeks, as well as attend all six days of training.


    Required Text Please purchase at least one Leveled Literacy Intervention System. Participants will be referencing components from the System during training:



    • Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2013). Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Orange System. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.



    • Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2014). Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Green System. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.



    • Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2015). Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Blue System. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    82. Rethinking the Teaching of Fractions: Models, Discovery, and Discussion

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers, elementary level coaches and administrators, and district math coordinators

    Dates: 1/16/2018 to 4/20/2018

    Rather than simply memorizing rules, exploring fraction concepts through hands-on investigations allows for students to make sense of how fractions work and discover rules for themselves. Through simple investigations in which students create models, gather and observe data, test their thinking, and discuss their conjectures, they are able to deepen their understanding of fractions.

    Participants will work with math educator and author Sue O’Connell to gather ideas for simple fraction investigations that enliven classrooms and deepen student understanding.

    During this two-day learning series, participants will:
    -Explore varied models that help students make sense of fraction concepts.
    -Identify critical questions and engaging investigations that get students thinking and talking about fractions.
    -Discover strategies to help students comprehend and solve fraction problems.
    -Discover hands-on activities for centers or practice.
    This is the 4th and final day of a 4-day workshop for teams who are implementing a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) system at their preschool programs. This final day will focus on developing targeted social-emotional supports and strategies for promoting staff buy-in, as well as give schools an opportunity to continue to develop their action plans, collaborate with one another and problem-solve barriers they are facing. This workshop is only for participants who attended and completed the first three days of the Preschool PBIS Team Training.

    84. Advanced Data Informed Inquiry

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 1/18/2018 to 3/13/2018

    In order to deepen their knowledge, participants from last year’s data inquiry series will undertake a new data inquiry project. This program will offer an opportunity to further develop their knowledge of multiple forms of assessment, the intersections between assessment and demographic data, and the relationship between those data and curriculum and instruction, their ability to lead data inquiry in districts, schools, and classrooms, and their skill in using technology to do so. The session will include: Review of data inquiry process Project design Work session for hands-on exploration of resources Presentations

    85. Social Studies Framework, Inquiry, and Collaboration (NEW DATE)

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialist and Teacher Teams (see description)

    Dates: 1/18/2018 to 2/28/2018

    In this two-day workshop, K-12 teachers and LMS are invited in grade-level teams, of two or three, to explore the new SS Framework and how they can collaborate on inquiry-based experiences for the benefit of students and teachers.

    On the first day, participants will review the SS Framework, define inquiry, and explore the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum and Inquiry Design Model as tools for inquiry design. Teams will begin the process of creating or modifying an existing inquiry to use in their schools. Between sessions, teams are responsible to continue to modify/build out their unique inquiry in preparation to teach it.

    On the second day, participants will finalize their inquiries and debrief by sharing artifacts and best practices with other inquiry teams. Teams will leave with access to a shared resource of inquiries designed by all participating teams.

    Participants are required to attend both sessions as teams:

    *Thursday, January 18, 2018, 8:30 am-3:00 pm

    *Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 8:30 am-3:00 pm

    If you attended this workshop in 2016-2017, you are welcome to attend again.

    86. PBIS Booster: Data Tools - PNW BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 1/18/2018

    This full-day workshop will describe step-by-step procedures for setting up and using various computer-based tools (e.g., Google, Microsoft Excel) to assist PBIS teams in collecting and summarizing a variety of student and staff data in order to facilitate data-based decision-making. 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) evaluation. Participants will engage in the active construction of individualized resources and will receive collaborative feedback with an objective of leaving the workshop with one or more data tools ready for use as well as an action plan for the future development of data entry and analysis efforts at their school/setting.
    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! Note: Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Who have Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities will be held on Mar. 23 from 9 am - 3 pm at Rockland BOCES. Please register on Frontline. Transition Planning and Assessments for Students Entering the Workforce will be held on Apr. 23 from 9 am - 3 pm at PNW BOCES. Please register on Frontline.

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 1/20/2018

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

    89. Living History - Historical Expeditions: New York State Capitol

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: ALL Staff and school person

    Dates: 1/20/2018

    Sitting majestically atop Albany's State Street hill, the New York State Capitol has served as the seat of government for New York since the 1880s. The building is a marvel of late 19th-century architectural grandeur, built by hand of solid masonry over a period of 32 years. Housing the New York State Legislature, the building was completed in 1899 at a cost of US$25 million (equivalent to $720 million in 2016), making it the most expensive government building of its time. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971, then included as a contributing property when the Lafayette Park Historic District was listed in 1978. The New York State Capitol was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1979. This course will explore the history, architecture and political scene in New York State’s capitol. Participants will be brought on a tour of the Capitol building and the Empire Plaza including the Corning Tower.
    OutcomesParticipants will be able to:
    - discuss the culture of politics in New York State
    - identify the creation of New York State Government
    - summarize the major events leading to the construction of the New York State Capitol
    Security: Visitors to the Capitol are required to pass through metal detectors and have bags scanned through an x-ray machine. Personal belongings such as backpacks and large bags should be left behind. Sharp objects, such as pocket knives, nail clippers, weapons, and nuisance devices such as whistles and noise makers are not allowed into the building.

    90. Analyzing Teaching for Student Results - PNW BOCES Leadership Institute

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: PNW BOCES administrators, coordinators, and program supervisors

    Dates: 1/22/2018 to 4/12/2018

    Reflecting the national shift towards learning-focused supervision and evaluation, the Analyzing Teaching for Student Results (ATSR) program helps leaders zero in on high-leverage teaching strategies that make a difference to student learning. During the program, participants examine and use both a common language and a concept system about teaching to support any state framework. The program provides multiple opportunities for participants to develop keen observation and analytical skills that will support teachers in building their own capacity to impact students’ learning. To ensure the alignment of our work with our national client base, crosswalks between The Skillful Teacher (2017) and Strengthening Teacher Evaluation (2014) and various states’ and leading educators’ evaluation standards and models have been developed and are referenced in this program. ****Follow-up days to occur in the 2018-2019 school year.***
    Outcomes: As a result of taking this program, participants will be able to:



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



    • Capture salient classroom events in literal notes



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



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



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

    91. Science Notebooks as an Integral Part of Science Practices

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K-6

    Dates: 1/22/2018

    Using Science notebooks can have a dramatic effect on students’ mastery of science practices and process skills. This workshop has been updated to demonstrate the use of Science notebooks in the NYSSLS classroom while integrating ELA and Math CCLS. You will learn how to set up a notebook, model features of a non-fiction book, and a variety of strategies to encourage student observations and writing. Topics will include planning and carrying out investigations, organization and use of data tables, plotting graphs, and writing conclusions. Participants will model how to use notebooks as part of claim, evidence and reasoning discussions, and as formative and mid unit assessments.

    92. The Perfect Balance: Increasing a Mindset for Continuous Improvement While Reducing Learner Anxiety

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers wishing to learn best practices to reduce student anxiety and foster a growth mindset

    Dates: 1/22/2018 to 2/12/2018

    Students who are struggling can present an array of behaviors, from completely shutting down, to dominating conversations, to agitated misbehavior. It is likely that the predominant emotion they feel through the day at school, the one most driving their actions, is anxiety. They are anxious that they will be shamed, that they will fail, that they will be bored, that they will be overlooked, that they will be scrutinized. And they don't have the grit and resiliency to handle these feelings in productive ways.

    This two-day workshop will help educators assist these students (and others) in finding their balance: that of welcoming growth and continuous improvement, while also reducing the anxiety and negative responses learners may have when in school. Participants will:
    -Explore everyday rituals to build a safe and welcoming classroom setting
    -Experience ways of presenting lessons to decrease anxiety
    -Engage in various strategies for giving students feedback on their efforts
    -Build their repertoire of rituals for speaking and listening
    identify ways that resiliency can be explicitly integrated into the curricula.

    Through these opportunities, educators will have built their toolkit to lessen learner anxiety while at the same time promoting a growth mindset.

    93. Why Personalized Learning? Why Now? Making the Case for a Reimagined Learning Experience

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers, coaches, and building administrators

    Dates: 1/22/2018 to 5/14/2018

    A goal of education is for each and every learner, whether young or old, to feel as if the learning they are engaged in is due, in part, to their voice, choice, creation, and past reflection.

    In this three-day learning series, participants will work with Allison Zmuda to gain an understanding of why personalization of learning is so foundational to engagement and empowerment. Participants will explore examples of what personalized learning looks, sounds, and feels like, and strategize regarding small- and large-scale benchmarks that can be set in continuing to move along the personalization pathway.

    Districts are encouraged to send teams to this design series. Over the course of the three days, participant teams will either redesign, or build from scratch, personalized experiences to put into practice with students and, upon returning to the next session, receive feedback, support, and additional strategies to utilize.

    94. Makerspace Basic Training for Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Educators interested in planning/designing a MakerSpace for grades K-8.

    Dates: 1/23/2018 to 4/18/2018

    This three-day workshop series will introduce participants to Makerspace. Through multiple hands-on experiences educators will explore ways to create and develop student experiences in a Makerspace.

    Session 1 will provide an understanding of the maker philosophy, its relationship to STEM and the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) and how to select initial student projects. Topics will include: Best practices for starting a Makerspace, project and space management, student equipment and day-to-day running of the space, and safety and training on basic tools. Student maker notebooks will be demonstrated. Participants will have the opportunity to share their ideas, Makerspace areas, and challenges. Participants will explore and take home three ready-to-go projects from recycled materials, one each for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

    Session 2 will have participants furthering their Maker skills. Educators will bring a project being worked on with students to share with the group and get constructive feedback. The engineering design/maker cycle will be explored as participants create vehicles to move on land and air and through water. The group will reframe typical activities so that students take a greater role in designing, testing, evaluating, and redesigning their projects. All attendees will take home three more projects, one each for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

    Session 3 will provide participants with an opportunity to move into advanced Making. This session will focus on resources for further Makerspace projects. Participants will create electrical and electronic projects, share their project/MakerSpace updates, explore engineering design progressions K-8, and discuss biomimicry. Competitions and school MakerFaires will be discussed. Attendees will take home three projects, one each for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.

    95. CSE Part 2: Next Steps - PNW BOCES

    Program: RSE-TASC

    Dates: 1/23/2018

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

    96. PNW BOCES Teacher Leadership Institute

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Teachers with leadership responsibilities, for instance, grade level leaders, chair people, and/or coaches

    Dates: 1/23/2018 to 5/11/2018

    Teacher leadership has as its goal the improvement of teaching and learning through the lens of a currently practicing teacher. Teacher leaders must possess an ability to establish trusting and constructive relationships, understand how to maximize formal and informal points of influence, demonstrate an ability to plan, facilitate well-organized meetings, and be both a leader and a manager.

    In order to assist teacher leaders in developing these skills, this five half-day institute, co-sponsored by the PNW BOCES Center for Educational Leadership and the PNW BOCES Curriculum Center will focus on strategies for:
    -Identifying when to act as a manager and a leader, and how to lead with a moral and ethical imperative
    -Developing effective communication skills
    -Organizing and facilitating meetings
    -Developing program budgets
    -Navigating building and district politics.

    This learning series is being facilitated by educators from across the region. Jackie Taylor is a past superintendent and a PNW BOCES on-site consultant. Kathleen Bellino is the Social Studies Coordinator at Arlington Central School District. Greg Brown is the Regional Coordinator of Social Studies and Blended Learning at PNW BOCES. Tim Kaltenecker is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Byram Hills Central School District. Jen Lade is the Social Studies Chairperson at Byram Hills Central School District. Adrienne Viscardi is the Director of ESOL Programs at the Bedford Central School District. Scott Wynne is the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Insstruction at Eastchester Union Free School District.

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

    Program: NYS State Certification Courses

    Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

    Dates: 1/23/2018 to 1/24/2018

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

    98. Viewing and Doing: Literacy for a Visual Culture (Grades 4 and 5)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 4 and 5 teachers

    Dates: 1/24/2018

    Join a community of teachers committed to supporting students’ creative expression and critical thinking through the process of viewing and creating media. Learn how to use the Jacob Burns Film Center’s (JBFC) free online resources to help your students develop their capacity as storytellers and communicators. You’ll also learn from classroom teachers who are effectively integrating these media arts strategies into English Language Arts and Literacy instruction with the JBFC’s curriculum Image, Sound, and Story. This hands-on and interactive workshop in the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab will leave you inspired and equipped to teach through your students’ language: image, sound, and story.
    Research shows that social-emotional competence and academic achievement interwoven. This workshop will explore a variety of evidence-based practices shown to effectively teach social skills to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to their classrooms and settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students. Presenter's Tip: We recommend that attendees also enroll in the March 1, 2018 PBIS Booster: Social-Behavior Lesson Plans.

    100. Why Personalized Learning Matters and How to Get Started

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 1/24/2018

    District and school leaders that wish to create learning environments that meet the needs of each student must develop a common understanding of personalized learning. This interactive session will provide opportunities for participants to learn about the essential elements of personalized learning. Participants will explore examples of what personalized learning looks like in other districts and schools across the country, including learning about how other NY BOCES and Districts have moved to personalized learning. By the end of the session participants will be able to:


    • Articulate why personalization matters


    • Identify the core elements of personalized learning


    • Articulate different approaches to personalized learning, including different instructional models and ways districts have rolled out personalized learning


    • Access resources that they can take back to their team to help communicate what personalized learning is and why it matters for their district. This session is best for district leaders, including superintendents, assistant superintendents, and directors, as well as school leaders. This session is not created for a teacher audience.

    101. HR Essentials - The Must Have Toolbox

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 1/25/2018 to 5/10/2018

    This “nuts and bolts” training will assist human resource administrators as they face the challenges of their positions. This session includes updated information and new topics. Topics will include: HR 101 for newbies Common HR issues and effective strategies Onboarding, recruitment and retention ADA, FMLA, investigating misconduct, counseling memos, and more Integrating HR technology: My Learning Plan, Finance Manager and other Human Resources Programs Building the perfect job descriptions (working session) This training will be a hybrid model with an in-person session at PNW BOCES.