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1. NYSUT - Designing Motivation for All Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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

UNY 701 Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

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

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

2. NYSUT - Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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

UNY - 827

This course focuses on developing innovation capabilities in students by exploring the discovery skills of associating, questioning, observing, networking, and experimenting. Participants learn how to create a culture of innovation and provide learning opportunities that promote perseverance, encourage curiosity, and ignite intrinsic motivation. Participants explore resources, strategies, and ideas for designing content-based lessons that incorporate discovery skills and foster the behaviors students need to be innovation-ready.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

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

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

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

3. Preschool PBIS Team Training **BY INVITATION ONLY** - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 10/6/2017

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This 3-day workshop is designed for school teams of 4-5 who are ready to move forward with implementing a positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) system at their preschool program. Teams will learn about the unique application of PBIS to early childhood settings in detail, including how to collaborate with school staff to identify school-wide behavior expectations, teach appropriate social skills, develop and adhere to a school-wide acknowledgment system, and create a clear and consistent system for responding to challenging behaviors that draws on data to continually support students in need.

4. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disabilities - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/25/2017

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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.

5. Specially Designed Instruction - Turning Research into Practice (2-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/26/2017 to 7/27/2017

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Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is the foundation upon which special education is built. Educators who have the responsibility for developing and implementing individualized education programs often misunderstand it. During this workshop, participants will explore current New York State Education Department (NYSED) Part 200 regulations related to SDI, develop an operational understanding of the definition of SDI, and learn evidence-based practices to address the unique needs of a student that result from a child’s disability. These essential understandings are indispensable to ensure access to the general curriculum. Lastly, participants will plan ways to implement the practices to ensure improved student outcomes.

6. Thinking Map and the Common Core

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/11/2017

The Thinking Maps® model program consists of eight maps that correspond with fundamental thinking processes. The Circle Map is used for defining in context; the Bubble Map, describing with adjectives; the Flow Map, sequencing and ordering; the Brace Map, identifying part/whole relationships; the Tree Map, classifying/grouping; the Double Bubble Map, comparing and contrasting; the Multi-Flow Map, analyzing causes and effects; and the Bridge Map, seeing analogies. These maps are a "common visual language" for students in all subject areas (Grades K-12). In this course we will explore Thinking Maps and take a look at lesson plans you can create on your grade level using the maps. There are numerous websites with ideas to use the maps. You will leave this course with your very own tailored lesson plans that are linked to the common core. One of the six criteria for developing Common Core and State Standards was that they should "Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher order skills." Thinking Maps provide students with both the scaffolds and structures to support a deeper level of understanding which will empower them to become college and career ready. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

7. NYSUT: Building Communications and Teamwork in Schools UNY 704 Adelphi University

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

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

This course equips experienced and beginner educators with the essential knowledge and skills in five areas necessary to foster an emotionally engaging classroom: leadership, communication and listening, positive thinking, student support, and team building. Collectively, these skills are at the center of what makes excellent teachers successful and what allows students of all abilities and backgrounds to thrive.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Navigating Co-Taught Models Part 2

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: General education teachers in grades K - 12, special education teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/1/2017 to 8/25/2017

Throughout this course, participants will further explore co-teaching strategies as well as possible obstacles in the co-teaching process. Participants will read articles of research regarding the different models of co-teaching, view websites and videos that can help them prepare in many different co-teaching scenarios. Participants will problem solve and develop new tools for handling difficult situations. Coursework will include conducting "close reads" of articles related to co-teaching, strategies, and philosophies, brainstorming ways in which to incorporate technology into the co-taught classroom, viewing and responding to a video illustrating the potential conflicts co-teachers may face and then brainstorming solutions to said conflicts, designing parent and student letters to communicate co-teachers' roles and expectations, designing a practical, culminating unit plan to use in the co-taught setting, and reflecting upon the philosophy of co-teaching as we are ever-evolving in our practice as teachers.
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.

10. LHTCN Studying Skillful Teaching: Promoting Motivation, Learning, and Achievement

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 8/2/2017 to 12/9/2017

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Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. The Studying Skillful Teaching program is RBT's cornerstone program for building teachers' capacity - the knowledge and skills as well as the courage and conviction - to promote students' motivation, learning, and increased achievement. It is based on the belief that teaching is a process of decision-making; and that skillful teachers never stop learning through experimentation, data analysis, study, and collegial sharing about what works best for their students.




• Course schedules are designed to balance in-class learning and reflection with out-of-class application.




• Course readings draw upon the course text, The Skillful Teacher: Building Your Teaching Skills (2009), and current professional articles.




• Course assignments, of which there are three, strengthen participants' capacities in the areas of planning, teaching, and reflecting.




• Participants are expected to come prepared to each session having completed course readings and assignments and ready to engage in critical thinking and dialogue with fellow educators.

Teachers can receive 3 graduate credits from Fitchburg State University for an additional fee to the college. Please speak with your trainer about the details for this opportunity.

Please note January 6 will be a make-up day should one of the 6 scheduled dates need to be cancelled by the trainer.

11. Business Office Preparation and Readiness for ST 3

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 8/3/2017

The ST-3 reports all of your district financial and statistical data to NYSED and impacts many areas, not just state aid. This overwhelming process requires accuracy in both collecting and reporting data. The workshop will guide you through the process and review each of the schedules and forms. You will learn how the forms inter-relate and how the information you report is used by NYSED. Key areas will include: Importing data Completing state aid forms & financial schedules Running and reviewing the edit report Understanding how the data impacts state aid Q&A on trouble shooting difficult areas

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 8/12/2017

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.

13. Creating Lifelong Learners Through Independent Reading

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 9/14/2017

In this online course, we will research and discuss the importance of independent reading. We will explore the common core standards for your grade level and how to implement the shifts. We will discuss how to create an effective classroom library and will learn how to maximize use of library resources. Self selection of appropriate reading materials and ways to build in time for independent reading (into an already buy schedule) will be addressed. We will evaluate the reading interests of our students and use that data to guide our readers to texts that meet their interest. Lesson ideas, extension activities, graphic organizers and various activities will be incorporated into the course. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

14. NYSUT - Encouraging Student Responsibility and Discipline

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 8/18/2017

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

EDU 671 The College of Saint Rose

This course examines the classroom environment encountered by most teachers today. Participants explore classroom management techniques and instructional strategies that address students' social and academic needs. Specific behavioral theories are analyzed in terms of their application in the classroom and their effectiveness in developing positive interpersonal skills in students. Practical approaches to behavior issues, violence in schools, attention deficit disorder, and inclusive classrooms are addressed in all course activities.

2 Textbooks Requried: "What to do with a Kid Who....Self-Discipline and Responsibility, ISBN #9781412937016

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

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

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

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

15. Bringing AP Computer Science Principles to Your District

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Educators interested in teaching the Computer Science Principles course

Dates: 8/14/2017 to 2/10/2018

The new AP Computer Science Principles course provides for a great opportunity to bring the principles of computer science to a high school and district. Working with Code/Interactive, a partner of Code.org, participants will engage in inquiry-based activities, view videos, and explore computing tools, all for the purpose of preparing to teach the new AP Computer Science Principles course.

Code.org’s Computer Science Principles (CSP) curriculum is a full¬-year, rigorous, entry ¬level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing. Any high-school certified teachers are eligible to teach the course.

In order to participate in the program, districts will need to make a commitment to offering the AP CSP course in their district. If you are interested in enrolling in the course, please check with your district prior to submitting an application to participate in the program via Code.org.

If you have permission to participate in the program from your district, the Code.org application (must be completed prior to registering via MLP) can be found here: https://code.org/educate/professional-learning/cs-principles.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 1/17/2018

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

17. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 8/21/2017 to 8/23/2017

This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include:

Reading research

Basic principles of language structure

How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods

Review and reinforcement

Program implementation

Student placement, progress and monitoring

Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading

System - modeling and practice

This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets.

Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

Fee: $569

This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 8/30/2017 to 1/29/2018

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

19. School District Business Leader Online Program - Pace University

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 9/1/2017

Please call 914-248-3867 for more information. The Pace University School District Business Leader program prepares flexible, visionary and reflective school business leaders with the skills necessary to create and sustain financial and operational functions within a school district to help ensure the quality of learning for all students. The three pathways to a career as School District Business Leader are: 1. For candidates who already hold a School District Leader or School Building Leader Certificate, a two-year 24-credit Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) that includes a 600-hour internship and prepares participants for the New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leaders. 2. For candidates who already have a masters degree, a 36-credit MSEd in Educational Leadership. The five semester program (two academic years and a summer), including a 600-hour internship, prepares participants for the required New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leader. 3. For candidates who do not currently hold a masters degree, a 60-credit program resulting in an MSEd in Educational Leadership and a Masters in Public Administration (both awarded at the end of the program). Successful completion of the New York State Certification Examination for School District Business Leader is required for the certificate. Schedule: The next cohort of the School District Business Leader Program will begin September 2016. Tuition: The tuition for the SDBL Program reflects a 25% reduction of the School of Education Graduate tuition.For 2017 - 2018, the tuition for the new cohort will be $675/credit.

20. How Immigrant Policies Affect Our Students & Families

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/7/2017

Participants will receive proven strategies and practical resources they can use right away to create a safe environment for students and their families. The workshop is designed for school personnel who work in educational settings with immigrant students and their families. Teams are encouraged to attend. Participants will learn:
• Family Safety Planning – information being shared with immigrant parents and school children when interacting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement
• What Organizations, Schools, and service providers need to know when interacting with ICE
• Case Study: High school student arrested by ICE and community response

21. Effective Classroom Management

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: Classroom teachers grades K - 8, special education teachers

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 10/11/2017

In this course we will look at current research surrounding behavior management. Participants will create a behavior management plan and learn how to put it into action. Procedures will be in place that will help you teach, rehearse and reinforce strategies. Procedures will be created for small group, independent learning and large group activities. Meeting the common core standards requires that students learn to work together effectively and form teams that can produce high quality learning. If you set these goals ahead of time the entire class will benefit from using these tools. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.
This three-day workshop series is designed to support school personnel in supporting students with executive function difficulties. The series will provide educators with resources to guide classroom instruction in Tier 1, 2 & 3 interventions for group or individual instruction.
• Day 1 – Discussion of a model of executive functions that can be used to guide classroom instructional strategies at Tier 1 and group and individual intervention efforts at Tiers 2 and 3.
• Day 2 – Review of elements within the EF model; review of goals, progress monitoring methods, and ongoing strategies for improving students’ executive functions. Discussion and fine-tuning of ongoing use of group and/or individual strategies at Tiers 1, 2, and/or 3
• Day 3 - Discussion and fine tuning of ongoing use of group and/or individual strategies at Tiers 1, 2, and/or 3 and discussion of continuation of strategies in the next school year.
Learning Objectives:
At the end of this training series, participants will be able to:
1. Design specific goals to be accomplished with student at Tiers 1, 2, and/or 3, methods for monitoring student progress, and a plan of action for how they are going to implement EF strategies to achieve stated goals. 2. Develop goals and plans for how to modify ongoing efforts to improve student outcomes. 3. Develop an action plan for revising and/or expanding instructional strategies and/or intervention efforts in the following school year.

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

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/11/2017 to 12/11/2017

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

24. Introduction to PROMPT Technique

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 9/14/2017

PROMPT is an acronym for Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient’s articulators (jaw, tongue, lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase or sentence. The technique develops motor control and the development of proper oral muscular movements, while eliminating unnecessary muscle movements, such as jaw sliding and inadequate lip rounding.This 3 day intensive workshop focuses on teaching the technique of PROMPT. The training is hands-on tactile-kinesthetic input and emphasizes the need to integrate this into a holistic therapy approach.
Please note:Due to the hands-on training workshop attendees cannot have long fingernails when taking the workshop. Should you have any limitations in using your hands to apply PROMPTs to a training partner, or receiving PROMPTs on your face from a training partner, please contact admin@promptinstitute.com for potential accommodations.

25. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 9/14/2017

This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include: Reading research Basic principles of language structure How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods Review and reinforcement Program implementation Student placement, progress and monitoring Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets. Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 includes introductory materials and lunch; this training is COSER aidable This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.

26. School Social Workers-FBA/BIP Training

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/12/2017

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The Functional Behavioral Assessment and the Behavior Intervention Plan are formal ways for parents, teachers, and other school professionals to work collaboratively to determine the most effective strategies to assist a student in learning. Students with misbehavior that are unsuccessful with typical behavior supports or the school-wide discipline plan, may need extra support. As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to: -determine who needs an FBA/BIP -take data during observation to determine patterns of behavior and function of behavior -create behavioral goals -create antecedent and consequence management strategies to support students in meeting behavioral goals -write a report that meets best practice standards including graphs of recorded data -develop post plan data to gather to determine BIP success Participants will also learn how to utilize excel to create data graphs. 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

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 9/14/2017

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

28. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 9/13/2017

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.

29. Grade 4, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 4th

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 3/7/2018

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

30. Grade 5, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 5th

Dates: 9/14/2017 to 3/7/2018

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

31. Grade 2, Unit Workshops (2 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 2nd

Dates: 9/15/2017 to 1/23/2018

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

32. Grade 6, Unit Workshops (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 6th

Dates: 9/15/2017 to 3/8/2018

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

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 9/16/2017

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.

34. Regional ESL Study Group

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 6/7/2018

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

35. Building the Foundation: Best Literacy Practices (Grades K-3)

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/18/2017

We know that children learn to read and write best in a context where the reading and writing have meaning and literacy is not just taught but lived. Successful K-3 classrooms are complex, dynamic learning environments where teachers provide purposeful literacy experiences for every student, every day. In well-managed classrooms, the teachers plan for whole class, small group, and independent work.

This workshop will explore the strategies and practices that can lay the foundation for strong literacy skills at the early elementary level.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 1/30/2018

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

37. Social Studies Administrative Briefing

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Administrators, social studies department chairs, and lead teachers

Dates: 9/18/2017

Come and join us for the latest Social Studies Administrative Briefing. Among the topics we will cover are:
-NYSED social studies curriculum updates
-The new Global History Regents (your incoming 8th graders will take this) including an introduction to Parts 2 (Short Answers) and 3 (the Enduring Issues Essay)
-How students should be preparing for Evidence Centered Design beginning in Grade 4
-What to look for as you visit social studies classrooms
-Upcoming regional workshops for teachers and administrators
-What’s new in SS/ELA, including updates on Grade 8 and the new SS/ELA platform.

38. The Power and Promise of Feedback for Leading and Learning: A Collegial Circle Focusing on Effective Feedback

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Leaders and coaches in grades K-12

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 12/11/2017

This collegial circle will focus on the critical skills and knowledge for forming, delivering, and receiving feedback to improve performance.

During the collegial circle sessions, and through discussion, shared reading/viewing, options for a Learning Walk, and/or an individual coaching sesison, participants will:
-Review research and practices that optimize the use of feedback
-Understand the delicate and human nature of feedback
-Explore the purpose and processes for providing and receiving feedback, and
-Identify protocols for grounding feedback in evidence and criteria and monitoring feedback over time.

39. Regional School Social Worker Group

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 6/7/2018

Social Workers in the region meet on a throughout the school year to review best practices, new mandates and regulations, and related events and initiatives.

40. Elementary Math Leaders Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 5/17/2018

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

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

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

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: 1

Dates: 9/19/2017 to 1/31/2018

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

42. 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: 9/19/2017

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

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 9/20/2017 to 3/21/2018

    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 in Grades K-5 (such as OT, Speech, etc.). School teams should include the co-teaching team as well as any additional school members (such as RSPs, Instructional Leaders, and Administrators).

    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.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/20/2017 to 1/24/2018

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

    45. Hit the Ground Running in September: The Methods, Structures, and Strategies to Help You Create a Successful Reading and Writing Workshop in Your Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/20/2017

    Educators know how important it is in the beginning of the year to establish routines, expectations, and foster independence and accountability, all while building a community of readers and writers.

    In this workshop, teachers will revisit the key components of workshop teaching for reading and writing. In order to make sure teachers are ready to develop their workshops in September, the presenter will discuss ways to launch reading and writing workshops with fresh ideas and new thinking that puts students first.

    46. WRS ® Level 1 Certification: Fall Web Practicum Cohorts

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 9/22/2017

    Wait List
    The WRS® Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson® Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year, and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in the certification program must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. WRS Web training includes an 90 hour online component + online implementation meetings, online teacher/student observations + the required teacher/student practicum. Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods, WRS Level I kit Credit: In-service credit based on district policy, hours noted include only meeting hours at PNW BOCES. Eligible for nine graduate credits through Fitchburg State University for an additional fee. Required materials: WRS Starter Set must be purchased directly from Wilson Language Training 1-800-899-8454 Registration is required by September 1, 2017. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Start up date will be 9/29/17 from 9-3, NOT 9/22/17 as previously stated

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    This two-day offering provides professional development on how to administer, score, and analyze the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion, teachers learn how to:
    -Administer, code, and score oral reading behavior
    -Conduct a standardized comprehension conversation
    -Determine independent, instructional, and placement levels for readers using the Fountas & Pinnell A-N Text Gradient
    -Analyze a child's reading performance, including reading comprehension, reading rate, and word analysis to assess the reader's current processing system
    -Assess reading fluency using the assessment rubric
    -Determine the instructional implications for whole-group, small-group and individualized instruction using assessment results and the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
    -Utilize the Online Data Management System for online record keeping

    Required Materials: Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). Benchmark Assessment System 1, Second or Third Edition, Grades K-2, Levels A-N. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Note: The training focuses on Benchmark Assessment System 1, Third Edition. This updated version includes revisions to the comprehension conversation and a new scoring rubric, among other changes. Participants can continue to use the Second Edition of the systems, however, the training will introduce the new scoring rubric and revised comprehension conversation. Districts currently using the Second Edition can purchase a conversion system for the Third Edition from Heinemann if they choose to update to the new system. Check the Heinemann website for more information on the Third Edition. All participants must have a kit for the workshop.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

    49. SLS Network Meeting: Goal Setting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

    Dates: 9/26/2017

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

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

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

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

    The PNWBOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7:30 am-9:30 am *Thursday, November 16, 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.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

    51. Grade 3, Unit Workshops (3 Sessions)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3rd

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 9/26/2017

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

    53. Library Council Meeting

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 9/26/2017

    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 16, 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

    54. Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

    This forum will focus on cultivating a trusted collaborative network of assistant principals with the intent of discussing effective administrative practices, sharing and reflecting upon professional experiences, and providing support to fellow leaders. Participants can also get CTLE hours for attending. Some of the topics may include:
    • Time management, relationship building within organization and work/life balance
    • Knowledge of special education (various settings, etc.) and social/emotional wellness (DBT, etc.)
    • Transitioning between roles (educator to administrator; building level to district level)
    • Managing experienced staff, effective evaluation of teaching practice and student learning
    • Professional development in districts, books/articles of interest and device free meetings
    • Addressing student behavior using PBIS and Restorative Justice
    • Performance-Based Assessments, testing accommodations and advanced placement tests

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 9/27/2017

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

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

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

    57. Wilson ® Just Words

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

    Workshop Topics:

    Understanding word structure

    Student identification and placement

    Program structure and implementation

    Getting Started: Unit Structure

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

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

    Credit: In-service credit based on district policy

    Fee: $469 COSER-aidable

    The Hudson River Teacher Center is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

    58. Directors of Guidance Forum

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

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

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

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

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

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

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

    • Learn how to build leadership teams and use case studies, research, real-world issues as a living laboratory for transformative work

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

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

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 9/30/2017 to 11/4/2017

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

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

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

    EDU 661108 Empire State College

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

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

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

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

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

    64. A Balanced Approach to Teaching Literacy in Grades 3 - 5

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/2/2017

    Literacy teaching can only be described as truly effective when it positively impacts student learning. Successful teachers can skillfully integrate a range of instructional approaches and resources to meet the diverse learning needs of their students. Successful literacy learning and teaching involves a shift in responsibility from teacher to student, with new learning introduced in the most supportive setting. This new learning takes place in the zone of proximal development; It is in the struggle that new learning occurs.

    During this workshop, participants will:
    -Learn to flexibly use a range of instructional practices to meet the diverse needs of their students. These strategies are the tools of effective practice and teachers should plan for whole class, small groups and independent work.
    -Develop varying degrees of support that gradually releases responsibility that will come through shared, guided reading and writing (to, with, and by) with the students, leading to independent reading and writing by the students
    -Support students to develop the stamina and resilience that comes from engaging them in challenging tasks where they read and write for authentic purpose.

    65. ACTION Leadership Institute: Advancing Equity in Education

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 10/2/2017

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

    66. Foundations of DBT

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies teachers and social studies administrators

    Dates: 10/2/2017

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

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

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

    70. Basic Governmental Accounting Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Dates: 10/3/2017

    Fund accounting can be daunting for new treasurers and accounting staff to understand the terminology, the coding structure and the reporting requirements of a governmental accounting system. The workshop will provide an in-depth review of the basic governmental accounting principles that school districts must adhere to. Key areas will include: Accounting and reporting capabilities Fund accounting systems Fund types measurement focus and basis of accounting Budgeting, budgetary control and budgetary reporting Transfer, revenue, and expenditure account classification Common terminology and classification Interim and annual financial reports

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

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades K-2 social studies teachers and administrators

    Dates: 10/3/2017

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

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

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

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

    74. Understanding and Assessing Dyslexia by Incorporating the Shaywitz Screener

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/3/2017

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

    In this six-­-day training, participants will learn rationales and procedures for high-­-impact lessons that engage students' attention and thinking and help them read increasingly challenging text levels successfully. Three types of lessons -­- standard, novel, and test preparation -­- are used at each level to help students improve comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, and word solving strategies.


    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 intermediate, middle school, and secondary 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, either Red (Grade 3), Gold (Grade 4), Purple (Grade 5), or Teal (Grades 6-­-12). Participants will be referencing components from the System during training.

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

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

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

    • Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2016). Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Teal System. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 3-4 social studies teachers and administrators

    Dates: 10/4/2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 10/4/2017

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

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


    • Describe the key aspects of word study.


    • Examine student spelling as a beginning point for instruction.


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


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


    • Connect students’ reading needs with word study instruction.


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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 10/4/2017

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

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


    • Describe the key aspects of word study.


    • Examine student spelling as a beginning point for instruction.


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


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


    • Connect students’ reading needs with word study instruction.


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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 5-6 social studies teachers and administrators

    Dates: 10/5/2017

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

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

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

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

    83. Fundations® Level K

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 10/5/2017

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

    84. Office Staff Webinar Series - Lunch and Learn

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

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

    85. Science Coordinators Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    Let's talk about all things science education!

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Grades 7-8 social studies teachers and administrators

    Dates: 10/6/2017

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

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

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

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

    87. Fundations® Level 1

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

    Dates: 10/6/2017

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

    88. Dyslexia Awareness and Simulation Session

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/10/2017

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: Administrators

    Dates: 10/10/2017

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

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

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: Administrators

    Dates: 10/10/2017

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

    92. Co-Teaching and Inclusive Education Academy: Secondary Intermediate

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 10/11/2017 to 11/14/2017

    Intended only for secondary participants in the five-day workshop series with Kristen Goldmansour from September 2016-January 2017. Participants are encouraged to meet as a Study Group to discuss real-life classroom successes and challenges. Participants should be prepared to share classroom artifacts and examples, such as IEP Cheat Sheets, IEP Matrixes, lesson plans, Adaptive Materials, and student intervention plans. Co-Teaching Teams will debrief on their ongoing use of the Co-Teaching Models (particularly Parallel and Station Teaching) and reflect on heterogeneous student groupings, as well as, differentiated and tiered materials and lessons. Teachers will problem-solve existing or new barriers in lesson planning, co-planning, or student learning and will continue to plan for next steps in school-wide systems and structures that promote and maintain inclusive practices. This workshop is intended to serve as an Indirect Service for a student with a disability! It will support the content presented in the five-day workshop series to ensure that teachers and teams are feeling successful and independent in their daily classroom application. This will be a time to reflect, problem-solve, and collaborate with a facilitator and your peers. Participants will be asked to email/upload examples of work from their classrooms in advance of this workshop day. We will work as a whole group and in small groups throughout each day.

    93. RTI for Behavior: Team-Based Quality Audit and Next Steps Planning

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 10/11/2017

    When schools adopt a building-wide approach to provide behavioral and social-emotional support through Response-to-Intervention (RTI), they typically see a substantial jump in student motivation and a drop in disciplinary office referrals. This full-day hands-on workshop unfolds in two parts. It opens with a segment reviewing tools schools can use to evaluate their current behavior management programming at the building and classroom level to bring it into alignment with RTI best practices. Under the direction of the presenter, participants will then have the remainder of the day to evaluate their current RTI/behavior implementation, identify gaps, network with other schools, and formulate a take-away plan for improving their RTI model.
    During the training, participants will be able to:
    • understanding of how a school's investing in social-emotional/behavioral RTI can result in positive changes in discipline and student motivation.
    • make specific recommendations for adopting school-wide screeners and progress-monitoring tools suitable for social-emotional/behavioral RTI.
    • implement a behavioral RTI checklist to verify the presence and quality of critical elements of school-wide behavior management. As a feature of this workshop, participants will have access to an online set of resources to help them to access and use workshop resources to implement a social-emotional/behavioral RTI model back in their school or district. Participants will learn how to:
    • judge with accuracy the degree to which their current elementary- or secondary- implementation of RTI for behavior conforms to 'best-practices'.
    • identify gaps in their RTI/behavior model and develop a matching improvement plan to address those gaps.
    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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Secondary social studies leaders

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 10/11/2017

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/11/2017

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

    Dates: 10/12/2017

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

    98. New Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

    The goal of this workshop series is to inspire lead evaluators to support teacher and student growth through the required state evaluation system while reflecting on the skills, concepts, dispositions, and behaviors of highly effective lead evaluators. The emphasis of the series will be on the change process, current research on growth producing feedback, development of Student Learning Objectives, inter-rater reliability, and considerations for observing classrooms with students with disabilities and English as a New Language students. This series allows a district to certify participants (required in APPR plans) as lead evaluators prior to completing teacher evaluations.

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

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

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

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

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

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

    ***Course includes cost of one copy of the required text, The Skillful Teacher, and lunch.

    101. Collegial Circle for Visual Arts Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

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

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

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

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