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1. Curriculum Development Piloteer Meetings - Grade THREE (4 Sessions)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 3rd grade Piloteers for New Curriculum

Dates: 11/19/2018 to 6/11/2019

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This series of workshops will be for teachers that are registered to pilot the new Science curriculum for the 3rd grade. We will be meeting for a full day each of the four dates to review and discuss. We will be reviewing lesson effectiveness, material suitability, time constraints, content appropriateness and literacy/math connections. Teachers will provide feedback and guide future edits to the curriculum.

2. Reading for Rigorous Outcomes in the World Language Classroom

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle and high school World Language teachers, ENL teachers

Dates: 11/20/2018 to 12/20/2018

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In this two-day learning series, participants will dive into the benefits of reading in the World Language classroom and explore how rigor and relevance of materials can influence creativity and critical thinking in the classroom. Participants will have time to consider an upcoming unit of study and ways to incorporate strategies explored into design. During the second day, participants will discuss where to go after strengthening reading. Participants will engage in an exploration of strategies to support more effective writing and speaking and will investigate methods to increases student output and build self-efficacy. This workshop will support teachers in the following areas:
- Identifying level of rigor in a given text
- Providing differentiated opportunities for critical thinking in the World Languages classroom
- Increasing self-efficacy in students
- Increasing opportunities for creativity and spontaneity of students’ use of the target language
- Having a “critical-friend” environment in which ideas can be shared and supported by like-minded colleagues and long-term collegial connections can be made.

3. Testing Accommodations - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 11/20/2018

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This workshop will focus on the purpose, eligibility, documentation, types, and implementation of testing accommodations as guided by the New 2018 SED Testing Accommodations manual for Students with Disabilities. Participants will learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing. We will also discuss the implications of computer based testing and how to prepare students to successfully use computer based testing.

4. Science 21 Professional Development for Administrators (Eastern Suffolk)

Program: Science 21

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/20/2018

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This workshop will give administrators an opportunity to get acquainted with elements of Science 21 and learn how the curriculum will affect your district’s classrooms. 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
• Consideration when observing science lesson. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the end of the session. Note: this is a half-day session from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

5. Safety and Proper Practices in the MakerSpace and Maker Classroom

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers Making in the classroom, MakerSpace facilitators, administrators with oversight of MakerSpaces

Dates: 11/20/2018

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In this half-day learning session, participants will explore the rationale and practices behind safe Making in the classroom. Participants will acquaint themselves with commonly used classroom tools as well as precautions and safe usage for these tools. Educators will review industry and/or OSHA standards for safe tool use, and will develop a set of safety guidelines customized for use in a given classroom.

6. Teaching with Books of Choice: A New Kind of Literature Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: English Language Arts, Reading, and Special Education teachers, grades 6-12

Dates: 11/27/2018

The Next Generation ELA Standards open many doors to encourage students to become lifelong readers. As educators, we know the importance of choice in reading material to get students actively engaged. This workshop will demonstrate a new kind of discussion-based reading assessment, one that draws from Socratic Seminar, Literature Circles, and Book Clubs. Students choose to read a book from a list of quality contemporary and classic literature and then participate in a structured conversation leading to an understanding of universal themes. The unique feature of the Books of Choice Circles is that the students have all read different books. Also included will be poetry, editorials, and informational articles.
This workshop focuses on transition planning for students who are both English Language Learners (ELLs) and who also have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Join us as we explore cultural competency in school and its impact on planning for the future. We will discuss family involvement and how to develop accessible environments. Diploma and certificate options will be reviewed as well as strategies for connecting with community services and programs. Transition planning tools and resources, available in multiple languages, will be shared.

8. Assistive Technology Forum November 2018

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 11/27/2018

Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. (Please consider joining us for informal discussion/lunch from 12:30-1:30.)

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 11/27/2018 to 11/29/2018

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

10. Discovery Education Professional Learning Workshop

Program: Professional Library

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

Dates: 11/28/2018

Learn, share, and connect with educators from across the region as we explore engaging content, resources, and tools available to you and your students! Whether you are new to Discovery Education or looking to learn what's new with Streaming, this workshop demonstrates the robust content and maximize your experience with Streaming's features and resources.

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

Bring your own device for this unique learning and hands-on session that will:

*Highlight popular resources and tools such as Board Builder and SOS Instructional Strategies to engage students

*Feature creative ways to invigorate educators in your schools using your current Discovery Streaming subscription

*Explore recent service enhancements

Light breakfast will be provided.

11. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Technology Showcase

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 11/28/2018 to 1/8/2019

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

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

Technology can serve as a tool that can further connect students to other languages, and at the same time can help promote fluency in the area of LOTE. Our technology showcase will focus on the following key themes:

- Digital portfolios and assessment tools
- Role of augmented and virtual reality
- Options for multimedia creation (audio and video)
- Ways to connect with the world
- Concepts and tools for promoting global citizenship
- Collaborative digital environments


NEW THIS YEAR: The Tech Showcase has been expanded to include a second day, designed to provide guidance and support for participants wishing to dive deeply into lesson creation, experimentation, brainstorming, and hands-on development. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials, resources, and ideas to day two, and will engage in various peer discussions to refine and complete an activity or project. Participants will use various technology frameworks to help maximize lesson design for student engagement.

12. AASL Best Apps and Websites: Learn and Play

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

Dates: 11/28/2018

In this half-day workshop, participants will learn about the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Best Apps and Websites and have time to explore using them. Please bring your device.

13. Data Informed Inquiry for Educational Leaders - A Pace University Certificate Program

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 11/29/2018 to 3/14/2019

This program offers educational leaders an opportunity to further develop their knowledge of multiple forms of assessment; the intersections between assessment and demographic data; the relationship between 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 is delivered during the fall semester through in-person sessions supplemented with webinars, online learning modules and conversations with instructors. Data Inquiry for Educational Leaders is open to school and district leaders, as well as experienced CIO/DDAs and others who participate as part of a data team. Each participant (or school/district team) is guided through an inquiry project designed to improve learning outcomes for students in their setting. Participants present their projects to one another and to other educators. Topics 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; and preparing and presenting data and inquiry team findings to diverse audiences. Session 1: Creating a Culture of Inquiry: Getting Started Session 2: Inquiry Process with Assessment and Supplementary Data: Understanding and Creating Data Analysis and Reports Session 3: Action and Implementation Session 4: Presentations Fee: $900 individuals or $800 per person for district teams of 2 or more

14. Effectively Addressing Trauma in Immigrant Students

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 11/30/2018

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Over the past decade, this region has experienced a nearly 35% increase in non-English speaking immigrant students in their school districts. The pressure of this influx has created a violent backlash within the school system, and a troubling polarization that affects every student in every school. Young people continue to come into the schools in record numbers, carrying with them the traumas of dangerous crossings, loss of family and ways of life left behind, fear of deportation and experience of bias and prejudice. Even the best of schools working to accommodate the influx of recently arrived immigrant students lack the resources, infrastructure, and staffing to adequately do so. This full-day workshop will include an overview of the causes and development of trauma and resilience, strategies for addressing students' growth at the levels of policy and practice, and the opportunity to formulate a plan that builds on the schools' strengths to effectively respond to an immigrant student populations.





• Understanding more about the myriad sources of traumatic stressors and their manifestations in behavior, emotion and learning of immigrant students (newcomers, refugees, and undocumented).





• Increasing familiarity with the current research on resilience in immigrant students





• Understanding how educators and the school community contribute to both trauma and resilience.





• Accessing current strategies for addressing these challenges and related research of effectiveness





• Using evidence about your students to develop an action plan to address immigrant student strengths and needs. 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

15. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 11/30/2018

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The Transition Specialist Network is a gathering of educators and community professionals who implement transition programs and practices in their schools and agencies. Join us as we discuss ideas, share resources, and collaboratively build comprehensive transition programs in our region. Each session includes networking time to connect with other leaders in transition, timely and pertinent updates, and learning sessions on topics requested by the group. The dates and topics for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows: September 28, 2018 Planning for the upcoming school year and building Transition Teams November 30, 2018 Work-Based Learning Programs in our Region January 15, 2019 Department of Labor Regulations: What You Need to Know February 28, 2019 Job Coach Competencies and Important Skills May 7, 2019 Transition Planning for ELLs with Disabilities

16. How the Media Works to Make the Media Work for You

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 11/30/2018

Whether school leaders have a triumph or a tragedy to share with the community they have to understand how to work with the media. That starts with knowing how the media works. In this symposium, seasoned communicator Mary Civiello will reveal how reporters think, what they’re looking for, and tricks they use. Participants will gain tips and techniques to make the media work for them and learn how to increase confidence and control whether sharing good OR bad news. Mary will cover do’s and don’ts for before, during, and after a crisis and share video clips of leaders demonstrating good message development and question control. Mary Civiello is a former NBC reporter and the founder of Civiello Communications Group, a leading executive communication consultancy that provides presentation and media support to top executives at some of the world’s most prominent organizations ranging from American Express to the United Nations. A six-time Emmy winner, Mary was dubbed the corporate executive’s “Communications Guru” by the New York Times. She is a regular contributor to Fortune and the author of “Communication Counts: Business Presentations for Busy People.”

17. Incorporating Mathematical Games to Engage Students and Develop Mathematical Reasoning (Grades K - 2) - A Partnership with Metamorphosis TLC

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 12/3/2018 to 1/18/2019

Every child loves to play games, but not all games are created equally in terms of developing children’s mathematical thinking. In this two-day workshop, participants will explore the cutting-edge work on games to help understand the variety of ways games can be used to develop social and emotional well-being, communication skills, and mathematical reasoning and computational fluency.

As part of this workshop teachers will explore how to use:
- A wide range of games in their classroom.
- Different kinds of games to develop different kinds of reasoning and math fluency.
- Games to help children create logical and convincing arguments (proof-like reasoning).
- Games to develop children’s ability to create conjectures — the testing and accepting or rejecting of mathematical hypotheses.

To help teachers think about the role of games in learning mathematics, video and transcripts will be used to highlight effective teaching practice. Teachers will leave each session with a variety of games to try in their own classrooms.

18. CSE Roundtable - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 12/3/2018

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

19. Testing Accommodations - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 12/5/2018

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This workshop will focus on the purpose, eligibility, documentation, types, and implementation of testing accommodations as guided by the New 2018 SED Testing Accommodations manual for Students with Disabilities. Participants will learn and practice the procedures for test reading and scribing. We will also discuss the implications of computer based testing and how to prepare students to successfully use computer based testing.

20. ALERRT - Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 12/6/2018

Law enforcement officers and agencies are frequently requested by schools, businesses, and community members for direction and presentations on what they should do if confronted with an active shooter event. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian response options, medical issues, and considerations for conducting drills. This training will be conducted by members of the Westchester County Police Dept.
Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for a monthly gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. WE-CAN meets at a different agency on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. You will see and experience firsthand the various options offered by each organization. Networking and transition updates will also be featured. This month we will meet at The Sanctuary, a runaway and homeless shelter for young people ages 12-17. Join us as we learn about resources and services available to youth experiencing some form of crisis. Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed. WE-CAN Dates: Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.) Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595 )Parking is around back near the entrance) Jan. 3 - Westchester Independent Living Center, 10 County Center Road, 2nd Floor, White Plains, NY 10607 Feb. 7 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date) Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Special Services, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 April 4 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date) May 2 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date) June 6 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date)

22. Writing in Science

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 12/6/2018

Science is a content area built around doing.  And that doing involves everything from thinking, to experimenting, to writing.  In fact, science is as filled with opportunities for reading and writing as any other content area, and a large part of the doing of science requires the putting of words to paper (or screen) and/or the drawing of figures and diagrams.  In this workshop, participants will explore a number of ways to help learners of all ages become scientific writers, equally as engaged in running tests as reflecting on their learning.  Attendees will explore a variety of simple and detailed writing prompts, investigate methods to shift from more standard types of lab reporting to more inquiry-based formats, and consider opportunities for deeper writing throughout the science curriculum, in particular, Science 21.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 12/6/2018

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in New York State 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.

24. Social Emotional Learning Regional Conference

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators in all roles

Dates: 12/7/2018

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Developing the knowledge, attitudes, and skills connected to social and emotional learning (SEL) are essential to a child’s development, as these directly connect to success and happiness later in life. The purpose of this conference is to address key aspects of social emotional learning and highlight strategies and best practices to better meet the needs of students.

This conference will delve into the strands of equity, climate, and discipline as a restorative practice, among others, highlighting regional work as it relates to these strands, while providing practical strategies that participants can implement in their districts and buildings.

The Social Emotional Learning Conference will feature a keynote address with Linda Lantieri, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, Teachers College, and Senior Program Advisor at CASEL, in addition to fifteen best practice breakout sessions led by educators from across the region. Along with the keynote and breakout sessions, the conference will include a number of table talks, where participants will be able to reflect on what they have learned throughout the conference, and will also have time to meet with district colleagues to plan ways to integrate details from the day into school and district practice.

25. The Adolescent Brain: Implications for Individual Assessment and Intervention

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 12/10/2018

This workshop will provide information about current research findings related to brain development during adolescence and how this development differs from the brain development of younger children and adults. Discussion will focus on ways to identify areas of strength and weakness in brain development and on what clinicians and parents can do to positively impact the brain development of adolescents to prepare them as effectively as possible for the challenges of adulthood. Expected learning outcomes: 1) Identify the time frame during which adolescent brain development is likely to be occurring 2) Describe the unique aspects of brain development that are occurring during adolescence 3) Describe the kinds of problems adolescents are likely to experience that negatively impact daily functioning at home and in school 4) Describe strategies and techniques that clinicians and parents can use to positively impact the brain development of adolescents PNW BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. PNW BOCES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.

26. Developing and Using Models-Strategies for Understanding and Assessment

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 12/10/2018

Can you identify student misconceptions? Can your students critique the accuracy of a model water cycle or volcano? Explore how the creation of physical or conceptual models can support student success in high stakes testing and long term learning. In this workshop you will learn to use models to probe student ideas. Strategies will include concept cartoons, quick writes and physical models. Participants will learn how to create their own cartoons for student use. Positively no artistic skill required! We will explore sources of confusion if students look at diagrams, models, cutaways and images used in textbooks. You will take away examples for teaching visual literacy and assessing student comprehension.

27. Teaching the English Language to New Learners

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Classroom teachers, special education teachers, and reading teachers in grades 4 - 12

Dates: 12/10/2018

Due to the Latin influences in many languages, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect many ENL learners to the academic level of English. Topics in this workshop include:
-teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles
-using sentence frames to teach writing
-teaching with visuals and kinesthetics
-collocations (“go-togethers”), idioms
-transitioning from informal to formal English
Using the ideas learned in this workshop will also help teachers deepen their understanding of the English language.
Welcome to The Forum - a group developed by school staff who exclusively serve students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The group meets four times per year to network, share updates and new initiatives, and collaboratively problem solve. In addition to the above, December's meeting will focus on adult agencies that serve individuals with multiple disabilities. Guest speakers from adult service agencies will present information about local programs and OPWDD services. Medicaid waiver and MSC information will also be presented.

29. Who's Doing the Work? How to Say Less so Readers Can Do More: featuring Jan Burkins

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers in grades K - 5, building leaders, district leaders, literacy specialists, instructional coaches, and special education teachers

Dates: 12/10/2018 to 12/11/2018

Next generation reading instruction is responsive to students’ needs, and it develops readers who can integrate reading strategies without prompting from instructors. Jan Burkins, co-author of Who’s Doing The Work? will examine how instructional mainstays such as read-aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading look in classrooms where students do more of the work. Burkins will help participants translate the ideas in her book into practice. Who’s Doing the Work? offers a vision for adjusting reading instruction to better align with the goal of creating independent, proficient, and joyful readers. All participants in this two-day workshop will also receive a copy of the text, Who's Doing the Work? in addition.

30. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Special Education Data but Were Afraid to Ask

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 12/11/2018

This half-day workshop takes an in-depth look at disaggregating special education data to help drive instruction and budget considerations. Using Bambrick-Santoyo’s framework from “Driven by Data,” participants disaggregate their own school district data through reviewing state testing and Special Education School District Data Profile information.

31. Real World, Messy Science

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 12/11/2018

Nothing helps student understanding of science more than concrete examples in the real world. NYSSLS strongly encourages teachers to focus on "Doing what scientists do," as they model science practices for their students. We will "learn by doing" by planning and carrying out some investigations in the field. Tips for integrating practices and cross-cutting concepts with content topics will be explored and discussed. We will also use these experiences to enhance your students' science inquiry skills, math practices, and informational writing. Topics will vary depending on conditions, but will include life science (relationships in ecosystems), earth science (space systems, earth's systems, and weather/climate), and physical science. Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities.
This full-day training is designed for schools in the exploratory or early introductory phases of PBIS tier 1 implementation. Participants will learn the essential components of an effective multi-tiered behavior framework, starting with universal supports. Implementation features will be highlighted including key factors for initial implementation and long-term sustainability. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their school or district’s readiness for PBIS implementation and develop strategic plans.
The rights of transgender and sexually fluid students continue to raise questions for school district officials. This workshop is a combination of presentation, discussion, hypotheticals, and group participation. It contains updated information and resources. Topics include legal definitions; current status of state and federal law; use of pronouns, student records, restrooms and locker rooms; and participation in interscholastic sports, field trips, and overnights.

34. Administering and Analyzing Running Records To Set Goals for Readers and Plan for Responsive Small Group Work

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 12/12/2018

Running records are much more than just a tool for assessing a student’s reading level. Well analyzed Running Records are great formative assessments to help in understanding a student’s strengths as well as next steps for reading. When we look at the Running Record closely, we can uncover what goals a student may benefit from as well as effectively plan for small group instruction – including strategy lessons and guided reading. At the conclusion of this workshops, teachers will leave with:

•A clear understanding of how to administer running records

•An in-depth view of reading process and strategic actions in reading

•An understanding of how to analyze and code behaviors and errors in a running record

•How to prioritize goal-setting for young readers

•Planning effective strategy lessons

Participants will also engage in an overview of guided reading and learn how knowing readers well can help a teacher plan for stronger book introductions, during the read prompting, after the read discussions, teaching points, and word work.

35. Developing Artistically Literate Students: What the 2017 New York State Arts Standards Mean for Arts Educators

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-12 Arts Teachers, Arts Coordinators and Administrators

Dates: 12/12/2018 to 1/30/2019

During this workshop, participants will explore how the 2017 New York State Learning Standards in the Arts are designed to develop artistically literate students and citizens. Participants will explore the philosophical foundation for the new standards, what they mean for instruction, and learn how to navigate the resource documents provided by NYSED. Participants will be provided with tools to align a current unit to the new standards.

Through completing this learning series, participants will have:
- Explored the concept of an artistically literate citizen and how it informs the philosophical foundation for the 2017 NYS Arts Standards
- Gained familiarity with the structure and content of the 2017 NYS Arts Standards and Resource documents
- Learned a process for aligning a unit to the new standards and apply it to a current unit.

36. Incorporating Mathematical Games to Engage Students and Develop Mathematical Reasoning (Grades 3 - 5) - A Partnership with Metamorphosis TLC

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 12/12/2018 to 1/23/2019

Every child loves to play games, but not all games are created equally in terms of developing children’s mathematical thinking. In this two-day workshop, participants will explore the cutting-edge work on games to help understand the variety of ways games can be used to develop social and emotional well-being, communication skills, and mathematical reasoning and computational fluency.

As part of this workshop teachers will explore how to use:
- A wide range of games in their classroom.
- Different kinds of games to develop different kinds of reasoning and math fluency.
- Games to help children create logical and convincing arguments (proof-like reasoning).
- Games to develop children’s ability to create conjectures — the testing and accepting or rejecting of mathematical hypotheses.

To help teachers think about the role of games in learning mathematics, video and transcripts will be used to highlight effective teaching practice. Teachers will leave each session with a variety of games to try in their own classrooms.
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Superintendent's Determination for a Local Diploma, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) *Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.* This workshop will also be offered on January 28th and May 2nd at PNW BOCES.

38. Exploring BreakoutEDU

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators interested in learning more about BreakoutEDU

Dates: 12/13/2018

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

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

39. Team Implementation Guidance - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 12/13/2018

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on* This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school's implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RSE-TASC team is available to help schools extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral supports.
The term, "Immediate Responder", is one that has been around for a while but is now making its way into the mainstream. School personnel are the Immediate Responders in a school crisis, being onsite first, before the First Responders. Are your plans the best that they can be? Do you have protocols in place to address medical or mental health emergencies? Do you have go bags for your medical and mental health teams? How do you train your teams and your staff to respond in an emergency? What tools and training are available for educators?

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 12/13/2018

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

This session will be spent going over the good, the bad, and the instructional as it pertains to VR and introducing VR into the classroom. Participants will explore what a lesson plan would look like with a VR component (including how to use VR with students) and will then engage in experimentation with a variety of different VR technologies and tools. A list of apps to be downloaded prior to class will be emailed to participants before the meeting date.
Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies. Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community. Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning. Meeting dates for the year, locations TBD: January 10, 2019 February 14, 2019 March 14, 2019 May 9, 2019 June 13, 2019

43. Improving Instructional Systems and Supports to Accelerate Learning and Close the Arithmetic to Algebra Gap

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district administrators, administrators responsible for mathematics

Dates: 12/14/2018

The purpose of this intensive half-day session is to identify the core principles of effective mathematics programs focusing primarily on the importance of instructional supports that can help accelerate learning and significantly narrow the achievement gap.

Administrators and educators are seeking guidance on how best to teach students with disabilities and disadvantaged students who have traditionally struggled in the area of mathematics. This session will highlight the challenges of increasing achievement in mathematics and explore steps that school-based leaders and district leaders can take to support their teachers accordingly. Dr. Riccomini will draw upon the most currently available research-based evidence for teaching mathematics to struggling students and students with disabilities.

Questions that this session will answer:
- How does the “deficit” paradigm contribute to low expectations for students with diverse educational needs?
-What must administrators and teachers know about effective mathematics instruction?
- How can administrators support teachers in their use of these effective practices?

44. Living History - Historical Expeditions: Christmas and the American Revolution

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Dates: 12/15/2018

The modern celebration of holiday of Christmas bears little resemblance to what the founding fathers celebrated during the American Revolution. In fact, many colonial religions banned celebrations of the holiday, claiming that it was tied to pagan traditions. The New England Puritans passed a law in Massachusetts that punished anyone who observed the holiday with a five-shilling fine. The month of December was also a turning point many times during the war. It was on November 28, 1775 that Congress established The American Navy. December 23rd of that same year King George III issued a royal proclamation closing the American colonies to all commerce and trade, to take effect in March of 1776. Also in December, Congress was informed that France might offer support in the war against Britain. December 25, 1776, saw George Washington taking 2400 of his men and recrossing the Delaware River-this time to conduct a surprise raid on 1500 British-Hessians (German mercenaries) at Trenton, New Jersey. This course will explore the way in which the holiday was celebrated and the important events which occurred around it during the American Revolution. Part of the course will take place at Carmel High School and the other at Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site in New Windsor, New York. The course will include a tour of the Ellison House (Used as Knox’s headquarters during the American Revolution) which will be decorated as it would have been during the American Revolution.

45. Chemical Management & Hygiene Officer Training

Program: Regional Safety Services

Dates: 12/17/2018

This day long course will address a broad range of topics regarding chemical management in schools. We will explore the challenges to maintaining chemical inventories and safety data sheets. Best practices and regulations regarding storage, waste management and disposal will also be discussed.

46. Engaging Secondary Math Students: Rich Activities for Meaning Making (Grades 6 - 10) - A Partnership with Metamorphosis TLC

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of Grades 6 - 10 math, math leaders, and district math coordinators

Dates: 12/17/2018 to 2/6/2019

In this two-day workshop series, participants will explore ways of keeping students engaged in deep mathematical thinking using a variety of tasks, puzzles, and games. Educators will combine classic and contemporary problems to help understand the multitude of ways in which mathematical “play” can improve mathematical reasoning and computational fluency.

As part of this workshop teachers will:
- Revisit classic problems, games and puzzles and engage in interesting mathematics along the way.
- Improve their ability to play games, solve puzzles, and connect the underlying mathematics to mathematical practices and grade specific content.
- Learn to use different tasks to develop different kinds of reasoning and math fluency.
- Learn to enhance students' ability to create logical and convincing arguments (proof-like reasoning).
- Improve students’ ability to create conjectures and test mathematical ideas.

47. CPSE Colloquium - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 12/17/2018

The CPSE Colloquium will meet three times this year to discuss issues and best practices related to Preschool Special Education. This year some of the issues we will be discussing are behavioral supports, best practices in annual review meetings, and preschool standards.
Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

49. TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC December 2018

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 12/18/2018

Join us for an opportunity to learn and share best practices regarding the use of technology as part of occupational and physical therapy. This forum is designed for individuals working in OT and PT departments.(Please consider joining us for informal conversation/lunch from 12:30-1:30 pm.)
Join us for a morning cup of coffee/tea as we discuss the eligibility options for the Superintendent's Determination for a Local Diploma. This will be a relaxed learning and discussion session. The Board of Regents adopted regulations to expand the criteria under which students with current IEPs may qualify for a local diploma, in effect for students seeking to graduate in January 2018 and thereafter. The regulations allow Superintendents to grant a local diploma (at their discretion, upon a review of evidence) to students who have not passed all of their Regents Assessment, but have met all other requirements for graduation. Students may be eligible for this option, by request of the parent, if they have passed their ELA and Mathematics Regents Assessments, successfully appealed ELA and Mathematics Regents Assessment scores between 52 and 54, or earned the CDOS Commencement Credential.

51. NYSAA Administration Training for ELA, Math and Science

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 12/20/2018

For all teachers who are administering the NYSAA program's Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) computer-based test. This is a full day facilitated training. Each participant will need a laptop and will be engaged in a web-based training that includes final assessments of the teacher. Please make sure that your browsers are up to date and that you have the most recent version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 9. Please make sure that you have been registered as a USER in the DLM Educator Portal by your district and that you have an active KITE (Student Portal) account. Please test your accounts prior to the training. Materials, once they are available, will be emailed to your Directors. PLEASE be sure to bring the needed materials. Limited copies will be available. NOTE: There are vending machines on premises for snacks and beverages. Coffee will be provided. There will be a 45-minute lunch break. For convenience and to ensure that the afternoon portion of the session begins and ends on time, it is suggested that you bring a bag lunch and beverage.
Calling all high school educators and community agency providers! Join us for a monthly gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students. WE-CAN meets at a different agency on the first Thursday of each month from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. You will see and experience firsthand the various options offered by each organization. Networking and transition updates will also be featured. Join us as we take a tour and learn about programs and services for adults and transitioning teenagers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please register for each event separately. Meeting locations have been identified and will be posted once they are confirmed. WE-CAN Dates: Oct. 4 - ACCES-VR, 75 South Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10601 (Paid parking is available around the corner on Lyon's Place.) Nov. 1 - Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Tech South Building, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Dec. 6 - The Sanctuary, 35 Hammond House Road, Valhalla, NY 10595) Parking is around back near the entrance) Jan. 3 - Arc of Westchester, Gleason-Israel Gateway Headquarters, 265 Saw Mill River Road (9A), Hawthorne, NY 10532 Feb. 7 - Manhattanville College, Reid Castle, East Library, 2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577 (Snow Date: February 21st) Mar. 7 - Southern Westchester BOCES, 65 Grasslands Road Valhalla, NY 10595 April 4 - Westchester Independent Living Center (WILC), 10 County Center Road, 2nd floor, White Plains, NY 10607 May 2 - Ability Beyond, 325 Lexington Avenue, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 June 6 - TBD (Location will be announced at a later date)

53. Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Learning and Leading Book Study: Design Thinking for School Leaders

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in learning more about design thinking and its influence in education

Dates: 1/7/2019

Join colleagues from the region for the Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES Leading and Learning Book Study! The cohort will explore the book, Design Thinking for School Leaders by Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson. Once enrollment requirements have been met, a schedule of readings will be created, and the group will interact using Voxer, a free virtual communication tool that allows for messaging via text and audio. When possible, Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES will work with book authors to join the group.

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

Note that costs for the book have been built into the enrollment price. PNW BOCES will mail books to participants before the start of the book study.
Monthly meeting of the Lower Hudson RSE-TASC regional team. Professional development and planning to support regional schools and districts in improving outcomes for students with disabilities.
It is the goal of every principal to create inclusive school environments that improve outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities. How can a principal stay informed about the most effective systems of support, both evidence-based and required by regulations, while also being engaged in the business of running a school? Consider joining this early morning series of meetings of committed principals. In each 90-minute session, principals will learn about one school-wide system that supports diverse learners, receive a simple checklist or practice guide for implementing the practice, and have the opportunity to talk to other principals about how the practice is being implemented in their school. You can engage in valuable learning and still be back in your school in time for morning meetings! Join us as we explore discipline procedures for Students with Disabilities through Manifestation Determination Reviews.
It is the goal of every principal to create and sustain inclusive school environments that improve outcomes for all students, including students with disabilities. How can a principal stay informed about the most effective systems of support, that are both evidence-based and required by regulations, while also being engaged in the business of running a school? Consider joining this bi-monthly early morning meeting of committed principals. In each 90 minute session, principals will learn about one school-wide practice or system that supports diverse learners, receive a simple checklist or practice guide for implementing the practice, and have the opportunity to dialogue with colleagues about how the practice is being implemented in other schools. You can engage in valuable learning and still be back in your school in time for morning meetings! Join us in November as we explore a recent regulation impacting all high school principals and the approval of CDOS Commencement Credentials. We will also discuss the Superintendent Determination and Amendment leading to a NYS Local Diploma. SAVE THESE DATES! Friday, January 8, 2019: Testing Accommodations Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Manifestation Determinations

57. Designing for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS): An Institute for High School Science Educators in Partnership with NSTA

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: High school science teachers and leaders working in the science content area

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 5/15/2019

In this learning series, high school science teachers and leaders responsible for science will have the opportunity to study the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and design lesson and unit resources for use in teaching and learning at the high school level.

Each session will combine theory, practice, and design in order to help participants understand the intent of the standards, engage in the experience of learning in a three-dimensional manner, and then build learning opportunities.

During each session, participants will deepen their understanding of all three dimensions of the standards. In addition, each day will have special focus on one of these dimensions and how it applies to student learning and connections to phenomena.

The special focus areas of each session are listed below (design work will occur during each session):
- Session 1: 3-D Learning and Science and Engineering Practices (sense-making and unpacking/evaluating student work models and explanations)
- Session 2: 3-D Learning and Crosscutting Concepts (and also interdisciplinary connections)
- Session 3: 3-D Learning and Disciplinary Core Ideas and instructionally productive phenomena (DCI unpacking/ phenomena criteria)
- Session 4: 3-D Learning and Assessment and design

For Sessions 1 and 2, participants will have common classroom and theory experiences individually or with their district teams. For Session 3 and a portion of Session 4, participants will be broken down into disciplinary teams (Earth Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).

58. Advancing Social Emotional Learning: A Collegial Circle to Explore a New Vision for Success in Schools

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in furthering their school/district SEL focus

Dates: 1/9/2019 to 4/29/2019

In a concerted effort to emphasize the whole child, state education departments have intensified their focus on social-emotional learning and its necessity in schools. New York State has followed suit and has initiated policies and guidance to advance social and emotional learning (SEL).

To bridge the connection between social emotional learning and the work that educators are already doing, educators need access to tools, strategies, and resources on social emotional learning that are integrated into existing structures and supports.

This collegial circle will examine and engage with several research-based and practice-based resources (i.e. documents, book excerpts, videos, etc.) and explore emerging insights in the field of social emotional learning. Over the course of four sessions, participants will learn new tools to help them implement social-emotional learning initiatives at their schools, and overcome obstacles that may exist in the process. Participants will work collaboratively as they consider ways to prioritize, operationalize, implement & integrate, and monitor & evaluate social emotional structures and supports. Participants will be active designers of the collegial circle sessions, helping to craft agenda items and lead discussions.

59. Designing Teaching and Learning Through a Design Thinking Lens

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers in Grades K-12 and building and district leaders

Dates: 1/9/2019 to 3/4/2019

What is design thinking? and Why is it worth exploring?

This two day program will allow participants to develop an understanding of the design thinking process and it’s essential elements, such as empathy, ideation, prototyping, and testing.

To introduce participants to this framework, educators will experience a design challenge as they explore the value of design thinking for students, teachers, and leaders. Between Days 1 and 2, participants will practice what they have explored by implementing one or more elements in their own classroom or school. Participants will learn inside of a collaborative community where sharing, discussion, and reflection feed everyone’s thinking.

60. The Need for Cultural Proficiency to Better Serve Emergent Bilingual Students

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 1/9/2019

Participants, as educators, will learn about various ways to inculcate cultural proficiency into their practice. Cultural proficiency, at its core, is about seeing the similarities and difference with others – but, seeing that which is different, as an opportunity to connect, rather than an obstacle to overcome. Participants will interact with their own biases and prejudices, as a way to better value the diverse student populations they serve.

61. PBIS Booster: Data-Based Decision Making (2-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/9/2019 to 2/28/2019

"Data-based decision making" is a term that is often used in education, but the process for making such data-informed decisions can seem like a daunting task. During this two-day workshop participants will walk through the process of using their existing data to improve or sustain Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Participants will learn how to use a 4-step approach to identify and clarify existing areas of behavior concern, develop specific interventions to address the concern, and progress monitor the fidelity and success of the interventions. Participants will engage in the active examination of their own data and will receive collaborative feedback with an objective of leaving the workshop with one or more targeted interventions to address their current area of concern as well as an action plan for the future review of their intervention and ongoing review of student data with their PBIS team. Participants are asked to bring copies of their school’s current data (i.e., behavior referrals, attendance, point/level numbers, percentage of students achieving expectations, suspensions). It is highly recommended participants bring their own laptops or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word to allow them to create personal, electronic versions of their data-based plan.

62. Assistive Technology Forum January 2019

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 1/9/2019

Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about assitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology. (Please consider joining us for informal discussion/lunch from 12:30-1:30.)
Fourth grade teachers will leave this full-day workshop with completed activities that can be used the following day with their students. These shoebox science kits explore electricity, mass and measure, and temperature. Other activities will cover various aspects of magnetism. These parallel tasks will reinforce and broaden the skills necessary for your students to do well on the E-LST. Participants will review the current format, vocabulary, and concepts presented in the 4th grade Elementary Level Science Test and engage in hands-on activities that parallel the skills presented in the performance part of the test. These activities will allow your students to work at a classroom science center, in small groups, or on an individual basis throughout the school year. *A supply list will be sent to participants so they can construct the hands-on activities during the workshop.
Emergency and Crisis Response Planning should be for the entire population. A one size fits all mentality does not work with a school's population due to the wide variety and diversity of students. During this workshop we will examine modifications and expansions to safety planning and protocols for persons with special needs. We will share and discuss the pros and cons and how we can continue to work towards the goal of keeping our populations safe.
Putnam Transition Consortium: Improving Post-secondary Outcomes for Young Adults in Putnam County with Disabilities Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults through communication and education of all transition stakeholders, including students, families, schools, and community agencies. Our goal is smooth and effective transition for students so they can live, learn, and earn in our community. Our model is a Community Transition Team, to improve community awareness, coordination, and communication among service providers, educators, community agencies, organizations, and families in Putnam County. This team will support students in achieving their goals after high school. Our plan of action will be to meet monthly to share information, questions, and resources. Pertinent transition topics, news, and events will be shared. Each meeting will contain a mini-teach from one of our members, collaborative case studies, and community planning. This month's meeting will be held at: Brewster High School Innovative Learning Center (ILC) - DaVinci Lab 50 Foggintown Road Brewster, NY 10509 Meeting dates for the year, locations TBD: February 14, 2019 March 14, 2019 May 9, 2019 June 13, 2019

66. Providing Leadership Support in World Languages Education

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district leaders who support world language teachers

Dates: 1/11/2019 to 1/28/2019

In these two half-day learning sessions, building leaders will learn how to recognize and support a practical and hands-on, student-centered, proficiency-based world languages classroom.

This workshop explores how understanding national standards and proficiency-based instructional strategies with a contextualized approach can create an interactive, student-centered classroom that supports world languages teachers and learners. In Session #1 building leaders will learn how to provide instructional support to their world language teachers as well as how to introduce various methodologies in world language education. Session #2 will continue to focus on these methodologies and also demonstrate how a leader can leverage this understanding to help world language teachers grow.

During these two sessions, leaders will explore:
- Application of state and national benchmarks in the world languages
- Research-based ideas to make communication in the target language more engaging for all students
- Strategies for stimulating and prompting student engagement
- Model lessons which implement contextualized strategies with the communicative approach
- Models with differentiated activities.

67. Cognitive Behavior Therapy Foundational Training

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 1/14/2019 to 1/16/2019

The 3-day CBT Foundational Training covers a range of CBT strategies, foundational to advanced, to teach school professionals how to:

• Create a CBT case conceptualization with the client’s participation to produce meaningful treatment plans and guide therapeutic interventions;

• Define behavioral targets with precision

• Measure treatment outcomes

• Utilize specific cognitive and behavioral strategies such as psycho-education, cognitive restructuring, exposure, response prevention, and behavioral modification to use with school youth who present with internalizing and/or externalizing conditions. Please note: this training will be offered Cognitive and Behavioral Consultants, LLP 1 North Broadway, Suite 704 White Plains, NY 10601

68. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Curriculum Showcase

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Classroom teachers and curriculum developers

Dates: 1/14/2019

This mini conference will provide an opportunity for teachers who have taken their first steps in developing NYSSLS aligned units and lessons to share their work in a collegial and supportive environment.

Join us to expand your portfolio of aligned lessons. In order to participate, you must bring a three-dimensional lesson or unit that you have developed to meet NYSSLS performance expectations, and be willing to present it to the group. It is understood that lessons may be drafts, or have limited classroom use, but samples of student work are encouraged. A Google folder will be set up so that samples can be shared. Participants will expand their content knowledge of assessment of three dimensional teaching and learning and have the opportunity to collaborate to improve instruction.

69. Social Emotional Learning Strategic Planning Institute

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Participating district members

Dates: 1/14/2019 to 4/4/2019

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To support the region's work in the area of social emotional learning, the PNW BOCES has organized a strategic planning program to assist districts in the development of their District SEL Strategic Plan. The program will include developing an SEL vision, adopting standards, developing a school-rollout plan, building adult competencies and capacities, promoting SEL for students, and using data for continuous improvement. Participants will utilize the CASEL Framework/Theory of Action (ToA) for District Implementation and will use a range of CASEL tools to support their strategic planning. Rob Schamberg, a CASEL senior district advisor, will lead the strategic planning process. Rob has been with CASEL since 2011 and has helped districts across the country develop and strengthen their SEL initiatives.

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 1/15/2019

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

71. FBA-BIP: Tier 3 Behavioral Interventions (3-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/15/2019 to 3/7/2019

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This 3-day training will walk school teams through the process of developing effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) using evidence-based tools and strategies, including techniques for assessing fidelity of implementation and monitoring student progress. Topics covered include behavioral data collection via indirect and direct assessments, the competing behavior pathway, and function-based intervention strategies that focus on teaching appropriate behaviors to replace challenging behaviors within the context of PBIS systems. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the information to create or modify their own plans, and will be asked to collect data in between training days to allow for meaningful application of the concepts covered. At the end of the training, participants will be able to design effective FBAs and BIPs, which will in turn increase students' pro-social behaviors. *Presenters' Recommendation: Sign up for any of the Team Implementation Guidance (TIG) sessions in March, April, May and/or June to receive additional support in application of skills learned and/or in turn-keying this content at your school.

72. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/15/2019

The Transition Specialist Network is a gathering of educators and community professionals who implement transition programs and practices in their schools and agencies. Join us as we discuss ideas, share resources, and collaboratively build comprehensive transition programs in our region. Each session includes networking time to connect with other leaders in transition, timely and pertinent updates, and learning sessions on topics requested by the group. The dates and topics for the 2018-2019 school year are as follows: September 28, 2018 Planning for the upcoming school year and building Transition Teams November 30, 2018 Work-Based Learning Programs in our Region January 15, 2019 Department of Labor Regulations: What You Need to Know February 28, 2019 Job Coach Competencies and Important Skills May 7, 2019 Transition Planning for ELLs with Disabilities

73. Improving Your Technology Skills: OneNote Basics

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 1/15/2019

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

74. Argument-Driven Inquiry: Using Argument to Guide Science Teaching and Learning

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Middle and high school science teachers and administrators

Dates: 1/16/2019 to 2/13/2019

In this workshop series, participants will be introduced to the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model, a framework that can be used to further embed effective argumentation into science teaching and learning. Over the course of the three days, participants will explore the following:
- How a focus on argument can help overcome the limitations of traditional laboratory exercises and science instruction
- How the ADI model supports the New York State Science Learning Standards, the practices of the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Next Generation ELA Standards
- What it is like to engage in an ADI task and strategies to put ADI into practice in their own classrooms
- How student work as a result of using ADI can help tailor instruction and lead to the refinement of knowledge and skills over time.

75. Instructional Strategies that Support Success for English Language Learners (Elementary Educators)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Elementary teachers and leaders

Dates: 1/16/2019

English Language Learners (ELLs) represent a wide range of academic and linguistic backgrounds and have varying social and emotional needs, so meeting their learning needs is often a challenge for the classroom teacher.

Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding of the process of second language acquisition and the variables that make a difference in student success. Discussion will also include an overview of the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) Model and how it can be used as a tool that is beneficial for all students, not just ELLs. Participants will have opportunities to experience and experiment with various best practices, with the goal of developing new techniques to use in their classrooms on the following day.

This workshop is intended for teachers at the elementary level who are facing the challenge of supporting ELLs in their classrooms and want to develop the knowledge and skills to do so successfully.

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

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/16/2019 to 1/30/2019

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This three day training is designed for new CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the CSE process.

77. Team Implementation Guidance - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/16/2019

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

78. Present & Practice January 2019

Program: Education Technology

Audience: PNWBOCES Staff

Dates: 1/16/2019

Looking for a safe, collegial environment to develop and practice facilitation and presentation skills?Join us for the inaugural meeting of Present & Practice.

79. Tips and Tricks to Successful Grant Writing

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district leaders

Dates: 1/17/2019

In this half-day learning session, participants will have the opportunity to explore elements of effective grant writing. This session will include strategies on:
- Preliminary steps and preparation of grants
- Identifying and selecting RFPs/grant opportunities that would be valuable uses of resources
- Needs assessment/data to put to use
- Program narrative/structure and guidelines for grant writing
- Grant evaluation - Sample grants for review and analysis.

80. SLS Network Meeting: Mid-Year Goal Check-In & Best Subscription Databases

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Library Teachers

Dates: 1/17/2019

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

Best Subscription Databases: In grade-level groups, share best practices and effective use of popular subscription databases.

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 *Connect work to AASL National School Library Standards and advocacy *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: *New York State Standards, AASL National School Library Standards, and Empire State Information Fluency Continuum implementation *Research tools and tools to service special-needs and ELL students *Subscription databases and educational technology tools *Free resources to support classroom instruction

The PNW BOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, on the following dates and times: *Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:30 am-9:30 am *Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm *Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 10:00 am-12:00 pm *Thursday, June 6, 2019, 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.

81. Library Council Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 1/17/2019

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

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

82. An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and professional learning facilitators

Dates: 1/18/2019 to 3/11/2019

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a versatile tool that offers guidelines to ensure lessons are accessible for all students. It offers a set of three principles and 31 checkpoints that are designed to reduce barriers to classroom content for students with varying learning needs. If UDL principles are applied in lesson and unit plans, the classroom will be a more engaging place for ALL learners.

This workshop provides an introduction to the principles and checkpoints of UDL. The first day will make use of discussions and game-based learning activities to cover the basics of UDL. There will also be a game and supported independent work time to focus on how UDL can be implemented in participant classrooms/schools. Between Sessions 1 and 2, participants will apply elements of UDL in their instruction or facilitation before the second day’s meeting.

Day two will begin with a discussion of sticking points and questions that arose as participants applied UDL in their work. Then participants will delve into the more abstract checkpoints by analyzing lesson plans and engaging in role plays.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify UDL principles and practices in lessons, and they will be able to incorporate UDL design principles into their own instruction.

83. Computer Science Teachers Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of K-12 computer science

Dates: 1/18/2019 to 3/22/2019

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

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

84. TOPP (Technology/Occupational/Physical Therapy Practices) PLC January 2019

Program: Education Technology

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

Dates: 1/18/2019

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

85. Science Notebooks as an Integral Part of Science Practices

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 1/22/2019

Using Science notebooks can have a dramatic effect on students’ mastery of science practices and process skills. This workshop has been updated to demonstrate the use of Science notebooks in the NYSSLS classroom while integrating ELA and Math CCLS. You will learn how to set up a notebook, model features of a non-fiction book, and a variety of strategies to encourage student observations and writing. Topics will include planning and carrying out investigations, organization and use of data tables, plotting graphs, and writing conclusions. Participants will model how to use notebooks as part of claim, evidence and reasoning discussions, and as formative and mid unit assessments.
Today’s tweens and teens do not know a world without the availability of consistent communication. They are always living their lives in real time. This creates a kind of pressure that many adults born before the digital age do not understand. This need to always be connected, ‘in the know,’ can result in overwhelming stress, anxiety, and even depression. This full-day workshop will focus on the very real concerns and issues that have arisen due to increased technology use and more specifically social media. Interactive discussion will highlight how social media affects boys and girls differently. There will also be a focus on understanding how rising rates in teen suicide, depression, and anxiety, may be attributed to tweens and teens living life in a digital age dominated by social media. Tools and techniques will be presented to help professionals incorporate technology and social media into their work in an effort to enhance connections with. and speak the language of, tweens and teens. At the conclusion of this presentation participants will:



• Understand the ways in which the digital age has created a cultural divide between tweens, teens, their parents, and the professionals working with tweens and teens.



• Become educated about the most popular social media apps and platforms used by tweens and teens today.



• Evaluate the impact resulting from information overload, over exposure and fake news.



• Acknowledge and address the gender divide created by social media use.



• Identify key signs and symptoms signifying that technology and digital media are affecting an adolescent’s mental health.



• Learn techniques and tools that incorporate technology into education and clinical treatment. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work

87. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 1/23/2019

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.

88. Achieving Differentiation Through a Student-Driven Classroom

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and coaches interested in building their differentiation skills

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 3/5/2019

It is both an art and science to design differentiated classrooms. Individuals, pairs, and small groups of students engage in different activities at the same time, with each activity aligning to students’ varying levels of prior knowledge and learning styles. This level of differentiation is only possible when teachers empower students to develop individual responsibility for learning. A truly differentiated classroom is a student-driven classroom.

This series of three workshops will address strategies for differentiating instruction while increasing student responsibility for learning. Additionally, participants will explore how current topics in education align with these strategies, including: the 4 Cs (Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration), Universal Design for Learning, student engagement, and executive function skill development.

Building on current classroom practices, participants will create tools to increase student responsibility for learning, including voice and choice, to enhance differentiation in the classroom. Participants will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, "It’s Not What You Teach But How", as a resource throughout the workshop.

89. Best Practices for Payroll Staff

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 1/24/2019

Payroll is the heart of the business office operation and accurate payments to employees are of utmost importance. Topics for this session include understanding salary proration and SWAIM, pay schedules, payroll file requirements, W-2 processing issues, and retirement system reporting.

90. Composition and Comprehension of Informational Text

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K - 5 teachers, instructional coaches, reading specialists, teacher-leaders, building and district administrators

Dates: 1/25/2019

This workshops provides opportunities for educators to help students learn from informational text! A workshop for K-5 teachers, participants will explore how to support students in reading and writing about informational text. This workshop will showcase many composition strategies to teach during a non-fiction writing unit of study. At the end of this workshop, attendees will:


•Understand the benefits of, and push for, informational text


•Explore the stumbling blocks – that might impede comprehension - of informational text


•Acquire new comprehension strategies to support learners in making meaning of informational text


•Plan writing activities that promote student engagement with, retention of, and understanding of informational text.

91. Recertification of Lead Evaluator of Teachers Training - Winter Cohort

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Lead evaluators who need to be recertified in 2018 - 2019

Dates: 1/25/2019

This workshop fulfills the requirement for recertification of lead evaluators of teachers. Participants should have previously taken the new lead evaluator of teacher training. This workshop is an opportunity for teams from a district or individuals to share problems of practice in implementing 3012-d and enhance their skills in supervision and coaching of teachers. The basic requirements of 3012-d will be reviewed and inter-rater reliability training will be included.

92. Content Literacy: Engaging Students in Inquiry and Research

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 1/28/2019

Content literacy encompasses the skills and strategies necessary to acquire content knowledge through the exploration of a variety of texts. We teach students not to memorize disconnected facts but to gather relevant information, sort through this information, and discuss their own and others’ perspectives—in other words, to deeply comprehend and synthesize the content. For students to construct meaning and derive usefulness from what they learn, they must be able to retain important information, understand topics and concepts deeply, and actively apply knowledge (Perkins, 1992).
The content of this workshop includes an introduction to the following topics:

•Multi-Genre Approach: Selecting a Variety of Authentic Texts to Build Content Understanding
•Concept/Vocabulary Development
•Strategies for meeting the challenges of reading and comprehending complex texts.
•Essential Questions for Close Reading
•Analyzing and Interpreting Multiple Sources
•Taking Notes: Gathering and Responding to Relevant Information
•Synthesis: Sorting and Summarizing
•Compose, publish and present findings in various modes (written, verbal, digital, multimodal)

93. How Do We Help Students Become Civically Engaged?

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers in grades K - 12

Dates: 1/28/2019 to 3/27/2019

History shows us that the more immersed we are in understanding our rights and responsibilities, the more likely we can be to change practices to benefit all.

This three-day skill development workshop series focuses on the instructional practices that teachers can use to promote civic engagement across the curriculum. These practices include: controversial issues discussions and debates, bias assessment in media, and classroom deliberations. Each session will be dedicated to a specific practice so that in the course of a day, participants will explore the rationale for the practice, analyze examples, experience the practice as adult learners, adopt, design, or revise a student assessment for that practice, and consider where the practice can be incorporated into their work. After the workshop series is completed, participants will submit a sample of their work to receive feedback on implementation.

During the course of this workshop series, teachers will deepen their understanding and use of instructional practices that promote civic engagement by:
- Discussing the purpose of the practices and the specific ways in which they promote engagement
- Exploring the instructional moves associated with these practices
- Establishing ground rules and norms that promote psychological safety for the use of these practices
- Incorporating these practices into their curriculum and assessment work
- Refining their use of these practices based on feedback.


Teachers should attend as teams of two or more to gain the benefits of school/district collaboration.
These forums are conducted in order to enhance and support the practices of school psychologists and speech & language pathologists/therapists. Forums will emphasize the delivery of services to culturally and linguistically diverse populations focusing on the following key core values: integrity, diversity, a children and youth, advocacy, collaborative relationships, continuous improvement and visionary leadership. Through a variety of topics and workshops the goals of the forums are the following: a) provide culturally competent and comprehensive services; b) ensure that all children and youth are valued and that their rights and opportunities are protected in schools and communities (social justice/advocacy), c) empower ourselves as leaders to effect change at the local, state, and national levels and d) address the lack of high-quality, diverse workforce in our professions of school psychology and speech & language. Ongoing specific topics/workshops will be developed by and for the group. Topic for the day based on past input from the group. Lunch will be provided. Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists (#1120). This workshop is approved for 5.5 Contact Hours P/NW BOCES is solely responsible for all aspects of the program and its content.
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting credential options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeals process, local diploma options, the Superintendent's Determination for a Local Diploma, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. *Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials.*

96. Leading in Challenging Times

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building leaders as well as teacher leaders

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 4/8/2019

The position of school leader is both unique and challenging, and one that to be done well requires tremendous confidence, commitment, and perseverance. Leaders often underestimate the power they have to make change. By paying attention to personal growth, building leaders can deepen their impact.

This three-day learning series is designed to help school building leaders address the inevitable changes and challenges in schools that are brought on by an uncertain world. In this workshop series, participants will explore how adults continue to evolve, applying self-development practice to become more intentional about growth as an individual and as a leader.

Participants will learn and apply practices such as deep listening and testing assumptions to improve professional relationships, diagnose challenges, achieve personal leadership goals, respond successfully to the complex demands of educational leadership, and just as importantly, have fun.

During this workshop series, participants will:
- Practice more intentional self-development
- Explore effective tools and practices to further their development in their schools/districts
- Investigate how leaders at all levels of an organization experience change
- Learn how to communicate effectively and build consensus for a school’s change agenda
- Explore how to mobilize adults to take action towards a common goal
- Engage in activities that build capacity to establish/re-establish relationships with staff
- Build on the quality of instruction
- Consider how enacted beliefs can diverge from espoused beliefs and how to create greater alignment between an organization’s mission and its daily actions.

97. Instructional Strategies that Support Success for English Language Learners (Secondary Educators)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Secondary teachers and leaders

Dates: 1/30/2019

English Language Learners (ELLs) represent a wide range of academic and linguistic backgrounds and have varying social and emotional needs, so meeting their learning needs is often a challenge for the classroom teacher.

Participants in this workshop will develop an understanding of the process of second language acquisition and the variables that make a difference in student success. Discussion will also include an overview of the SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol) model and how it can be used as a tool that is beneficial for all students, not just ELLs. Participants will have opportunities to experience and experiment with various best practices, with the goal of developing new techniques to use in their classrooms on the following day.

This workshop is intended for teachers at the secondary level who are facing the challenge of supporting ELLs in their classrooms and want to develop the knowledge and skills to do so successfully.

Please bring a short text in your subject matter that you would like to adapt for ELLs.

98. Educational Equity Through Cultural Proficiency

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 1/31/2019

This highly engaging workshop will provide district teams, that are interested in building more inclusive, affirming and culturally responsive schools and classrooms, the opportunity to explore a practical framework and develop strategies to more effectively address their diversity challenges. The workshop is designed to help build system capacities for increasing all students' academic engagement and achievement in learning environments that effectively address culture and diversity. During this workshop, participants will: * View Cultural Proficiency as a shared priority. * Experience Cultural Proficiency as personal and professional work. * View the Tools of Cultural Proficiency as a guide for addressing access and achievement gap issues. * Explore the valuable contribution of the school leader in the implementation of a culturally proficient environment. Reflection, dialog and activities will be incorporated throughout the day.

99. HR Essentials for New HR Administrators

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 1/31/2019 to 2/28/2019

Human Resources is complex and can be overwhelming to anyone new to the role. Human Resources can seem like a maze with all sorts of pitfalls and hazards along the way. In addition to providing technical guidance, this series of sessions helps new HR administrators think through the complex variables (some legal, some strategic, and some political) that inform careful decisions and sound professional practices. This highly interactive session focuses on several essential topics based on the interests and input of participants. Topics include but are not limited to HR systems to ensure systematic, efficient, and accurate practices; labor relations and the art of communicating with union leadership; employee accountability; using leverage to promote effective performance; and managing compliance requirements to serve strategic goals.

100. Improving IEP Development (2-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/31/2019 to 2/6/2019

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

101. Social Studies Content and Practice Institute (Grades 9 and 10)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades 9 and 10 teachers and administrators responsible for social studies

Dates: 2/6/2019 to 5/10/2019

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

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

During the second day, grade level participants will combine with their respective counterparts (for example teachers of Grades 3, 5, and 6 will join with teachers of Global History and Geography 9 and 10 while teachers of Grades 4, 7, and 8 will join with US History and Government 11) in order to:
- Share reflections about how well the grade level activity developed on the initial day worked when used in their respective classrooms
- Engage in a collegial discussion on America’s relationship with other nations
- Relate an aspect of the collegial discussion to a grade level conceptual understanding and brainstorm to create an appropriate grade level activity that incorporates concepts and social studies practice.