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1. Redefining Homework

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 4/27/2017

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Teacher training is vital to the successful implementation of any program or approach to instruction. Countless hours of professional development and adult learning are devoted to new strategies that teachers can use to enhance their daily lessons. Teachers rarely receive training on the development and implementation of high quality homework assignments that challenge students to think critically and collaborate beyond the walls of the of the classroom. This workshop is designed specifically for teachers to begin to transform traditional homework assignments into meaningful tasks that engage students students in learning and thinking.

In this full day session, teachers will be provided with an interactive training that will assist them in developing “home-learning” assignments that leverage the use of the technology to promote 21st century skills. This training will provide teachers with an opportunity to learn how to develop activities that get students asking questions instead of solving problems, provide quality feedback so they can improve their learning, and collaborate in an interactive manner so our students can be creative and innovative while taking ownership of their learning.

Teachers will walk away with practical and easy-to-use strategies that support the use of technology to promote collaborative and engaging homework assignments that will transform their teaching. All attendees should bring a laptop, iPad, or mobile device so they can experience the strategies first hand. Please join us for a great day of learning and conversation.

2. Now Is Our Time: Writing Questions Based on the New Social Studies Regents Assessment Protoptypes

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of Global History and Geography

Dates: 4/27/2017 to 5/17/2017

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Beginning in June 2018, the Global History and Geography Regents that covered both ninth and tenth grade will be no more. The new Regents will only cover 1750 to the present. In order to prepare our students for the new assessment models, both ninth and tenth grade teachers are invited to participate in the regional creation of questions based on the 2014 Social Studies Framework. Each question will be based on a stimulus and incorporate Practices, Key Ideas, Concepts, and Content. All questions developed will be shared by the participants through Goggle Docs. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop or iPad, but if one is not available, we will provide a laptop so you can participate in question development.

3. Studying Authors Craft in Writing Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 4/27/2017

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In this workshop, teachers will study a variety of author's craft and learn how to use these writing moves as effective teaching tools. They will also learn how to use the structure and method of interactive read alouds to facilitate the teaching of author's craft in their own classroom. We will spend time reading engaging, high-interest books in order to mine them for writing and illustrating strategies. We will discuss the many instructional implications of the craft moves we notice in the texts. Teachers will need to bring 2-3 of their favorite read alouds as we will spend some time preparing the texts to use as interactive read alouds in an upcoming unit of study.
For students to thrive at school, they must feel proud of who they are; they must love themselves. As a result, our leadership and instruction must include students' lives as cultural referents and be grounded in emotional intelligence and culturally responsive pedagogy. Therefore, during this session, participants will receive an overview of the five key skills of emotional intelligence-recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions-as well as explore opportunities to connect emotional intelligence to culturally relevant practices. Dena Simmons, Ed.D. is an activist, educator, and student of life from Bronx, New York. She serves as the Director of Education at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. She writes and speaks nationally about social justice pedagogy and creating emotionally intelligent and safe classrooms within the context of equity. Dena has been profiled in the Huffington Post, the AOL/PBS project, MAKERS: Women Who Make America, and a Beacon Press Book, Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.

5. IEP Institute 2: Developing Quality Goals (2-Day) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 5/8/2017

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This two- day-training is intended for special educators and special education administrators who want to improve their ability to develop effective and compliant IEPs as well as learn how to measure students' progress towards reaching those goals. Day 1 will focus on how to align the IEP with the Common Core Learning Standards, and how to identify goals for inclusion in the IEP. Day 2 participants will learn the basics of Curriculum Based Measures (CBMs) and how to progress monitor specific literacy and math goals using these evidence-based tools.

6. Job Coaching - Preparing Students for Employment - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/2/2017

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Connecting students with authentic employment experiences is a key factor ultimately leading to career success. Join us for this morning workshop as we explore the roles and responsibilities for job coaches, both on and off campus. We will explore strategies for working with employers. We will also review strategies for assessing skills in a work setting and collecting data to monitor progress and develop goals. Please Note: A separate workshop will be held during the afternoon, Job Developing: Preparing Students for Employment. You must register for each workshop individually.

7. Regional Safety Seminar

Program: Risk & Safety

Dates: 5/2/2017

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Regional Opioid Epidemic: David Gerber, M.Ed. CASAC-Administrative Director, Counseling/Shelter Services, St. Christopher's Inn; Founder, Hudson Valley Interventions will present on the opioid epidemic in our region including information regarding common signs of drug abuse, current trends amongst our young people, and resources which are available to our schools and parents. Cybertraps: Frederick Lane, a nationally-recognized expert on cybersafety, privacy, and the impact of emerging technologies on society will speak about cybertraps for administrators, staff, and school boards.

8. Job Developing - Preparing Students for Employment - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/2/2017

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Connecting students with authentic employment experiences is a key factor ultimately leading to career success. Join us for this afternoon workshop as we explore the roles and responsibilities for job developers. We will discuss strategies for identifying work-related opportunities and internships. Additionally we will review tips for working with employers and the connection between skill development and employment. Please Note: A separate workshop will be held during the morning, Job Coaching - Preparing Students for Employment. You must register for each workshop individually.

9. Preparing for the Annual Audit

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 5/3/2017

School districts need to maximize all resources in the tax-cap environment. How should all members of the business office prepare for the independent audit? What roles should accounts payable, purchasing, payroll and accounting staff play to close out the fiscal year and prepare for the annual audit? In order to help districts meet their financial goals, this program will focus on:

• State aid preparation and analysis

• Setting up payables and accrued liabilities

• Establishing payroll accruals

• School lunch programs

• Special aid projects and capital projects

• Due to and due from accounts

• Reserve funding

10. Preschool PBIS Overview for Administrators - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/3/2017

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This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework for early childhood settings, also known as the Pyramid Model. This training is designed for preschool and early childhood leadership personnel who are interested in learning more about proactive approaches to behavior management and social-emotional development and are considering implementing PBIS in their schools/programs. Administrators will be provided with options for next steps, including Preschool PBIS team training in the summer and fall of 2017.

11. Trauma & Resilience Among Diverse Students

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/3/2017

This workshop will discuss the effects of discontinuity, relocation, isolation, coping, and how language/culture influences these dynamics/ways of intervening.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:

• The myriad sources of trauma o Exposure to/experience of traumatic events o Sudden/cumulative causes o What does it look like in schools?

• The myriad sources of resilience o Biological vs. life experiences o What does it look like in schools?

• Trauma, Resilience and Diversity o ”Othering”—aggression and trauma o Resilience in diverse school settings

• The role of the school professional community to address trauma and build resilience among diverse students
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

12. Appy Hour May 2017

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 5/3/2017

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Join us for cider and snacks and share an iPad app, computer application or website. Have some fun and learn from each other! Our focus will be on resources for students in classrooms that use the EFL framework.

13. PowerPoint - Beyond the Basics

Program: Staff Development (PNW BOCES Employees Only)

Dates: 5/3/2017

Learn how to add and manipulate images, audio, and video in your presentations and how to incorporate Builds, Transitions, Animations, and Effects to make your presentations more interesting. Basic knowledge of PowerPoint is a prerequisite of this workshop.

14. School-Based Enterprises (2-Day workshop) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/4/2017 to 6/15/2017

This is a two-day training on school-based enterprises. Participants will learn how to develop a school-based enterprise in their school or district. Throughout the two days we will learn about best practices in starting and running a school-based enterprise, and we will brainstorm business ideas together. The training will culminate in the creation of your own business plan. Additionally, participants will walk away with activities and resources to use with their students.

15. Mindfulness in Schools Forum

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/5/2017

PNW BOCES is excited to announce the Mindfulness in Schools Forum for school districts in the region to meet on a regular basis to review best and current practices in Mindfulness. We are honored that Briarcliff Manor UFSD's Todd Elementary School is our first district to share their exemplary Mindfulness practices with their students and staff.

16. Living History - Historical Expeditions: The Battle of Stony Point

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

The Battle of Stony Point took place on July 16, 1779, during the American Revolutionary War. In a well planned and executed nighttime attack, a highly trained select group of George Washington's Continental Army troops under the command of General "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeated British troops in quick and daring assault on their outpost in Stony Point, approximately 30 miles north of New York City. The British suffered heavy losses in a battle that served as a huge victory in terms of morale for the Continental Army. While the fort was ordered evacuated quickly after the battle by General Washington, this key crossing site was used later in the war by units of the Continental Army to cross the Hudson River on their way to victory over the British.

Participants will be able to:
- discuss the events leading up to the American attack on the British outpost at Stony Point
- identify the leaders of both armies involved in the attack
- define the effects of the attack on the American Revolution
- apply knowledge learned in this course into classroom lessons about history, citizenship and democracy

17. Executive Functioning for Learners of All Ages

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers, coaches, and building and district leaders

Dates: 5/8/2017

In recent research, executive function skills have been identified as having a huge impact on a learner's success in school, particularly when that student suffers from an Executive Function Disorder, or EFD. In these cases, supports are put in place to build the student's skills and teach coping strategies for the deficits with which he or she struggles. And yet, adult learners may be left to figure out how to develop their own executive function skills. Lesson planning and the delivery of a well-planned lesson, require a high level of executive functioning skills as well. To further complicate matters, these skills are also factors a supervisor considers when measuring a teacher's effectiveness during observations.

In this session, participants will explore the variety of evaluation tools and the executive functions (organization, task flexibility, time management, working memory, etc.) required for a teacher to qualify as effective. Attendees will also review current research pertaining to the identification of this issue, as well as what leaders can do to support faculty members struggling with poor executive function skills.
Join us as we examine all graduation and exiting options for students with disabilities including the 4+1 Pathway, the appeal process, local diploma options, the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential. Please Note: This workshop is intended as an overview only. Participants will learn about graduation options, updates to diploma requirements and eligibility requirements for the CDOS and Skills credentials.

19. School Library System Professional Development Subcommittee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Program: Professional Library

Audience: School Library Media Specialists (Invitation Only)

Dates: 5/9/2017

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The SLS PD Subcommittee will analyze the results of the professional development needs questionnaire and plan topics for next year's professional development offerings.
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, May’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.

21. Why Do Alternative Facts and Fake News Matter and How Can We Help Students Manage Misinformation? (Grades 9-12)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: 9-12 Social Studies Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2017

A report based on research by the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG)shows a dismaying inability by students to evaluate information they see on the Internet. Students, for example, had a hard time distinguishing advertisements from news articles, or identifying where information came from. "Many people assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally perceptive about what they find there," said Professor Sam Wineburg, the lead author of the report. "Our work shows the opposite to be true."

This workshop will look at the examples of civic online reasoning that led to SHEG's conclusions, and then will turn to sourcing documents and distinguishing between primary and secondary sources, as required by the NYSED Social Studies Framework. Participants will then go beyond these to consider specific examples and strategies teachers can use in the classroom to train students to:
- Distinguish advertisements from news articles
-Determine where information comes from
Determine who created an article or story
-Distinguish between natural and artificially constructed evidence in photographs
-Evaluate the credibility of a website, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and comments left in readers' forums on news sites or blog posts and other digital messages that shape public opinion.
Teachers will collaborate in creating examples for their unique grade level, and will leave with materials to use in the classroom.

22. Wilson ® Just Words

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 5/9/2017 to 5/10/2017

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Wilson Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 -12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention, but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum. Workshop Topics Understanding word structure Student identification and placement Program structure and implementation Getting Started: Unit Structure Hit the ground running...an in-depth review of Unit 1 Measuring student progress Just Words InterActivities, an interactive whiteboard application Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Presenter: Pat Galvin Bloom, Wilson Trainer Dates/times: 5/9-5/10/17 8:45 am-3:00 pm Locations: PNW BOCES, School Services Building, North Conference Room Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $399 COSER-aidable includes lunch and workshop materials. The Hudson River Teacher Center is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

23. Conferring With Writers

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-6 teachers wanting to strengthen their conferring skills and further use conferences in their classrooms

Dates: 5/10/2017

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

24. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: K - 2

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 5/10/2017 to 5/11/2017

This two-day offering provides professional development on how to administer, score, and analyze the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion, teachers learn how to:




• Administer, code, and score oral reading behavior


• Conduct a standardized comprehension conversation


• Determine independent, instructional, and placement levels for readers using the Fountas & Pinnell A-N Text Gradient


• Analyze a child's reading performance, including reading comprehension, reading rate, and word analysis to assess the reader's current processing system


• Assess reading fluency using the assessment rubric


• Determine the instructional implications for whole-group, small-group and individualized instruction using assessment results and the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition


• Utilize the Online Data Management System for online record keeping

Required Materials: Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). Benchmark Assessment System 1, 2nd OR 3rd Edition, Grades K-2, Levels A-N. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Note: The training uses Benchmark Assessment System 1, 3rd edition. This updated version includes revisions to the comprehension conversation and a new scoring rubric among other changes. Participants can continue to use the 2nd edition of the systems, however, the training will introduce the new scoring rubric and revised comprehension conversation. Districts using the current 2nd edition can purchase a conversion system for the 3rd edition from Heinemann if they choose to update to the new system. Check the Heinemann website for more information on BAS 3rd edition.

25. PBIS Forum for Administrators - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/10/2017

This half-day forum provides an opportunity for school administrators to stay up-to-date on current research, national trends in multi-tiered systems of support, and evidence-based practices to implement in their schools. During the 2016-17 forums, administrators will focus on evaluating universal screening tools, making informed decisions about social behavioral curriculum and standards, and systematic thinking towards implementation, highlighting staff buy-in & participation.

26. Differentiated Instruction: Connecting with All Learners - NYSUT Seminar

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 5/10/2017

This session raises awareness of research that supports instructional differentiation and examines the basic elements of two differentiation models. The seminar addresses the planning, teaching and learning aspects of differentiated instruction that all teachers may experience. Connections between the NYS Learning Standards across content areas and the NYS Teaching Standards will also be explored.

27. 3 in 2 HS acceleration Revisions

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: 3 in 2 teachers from identified districts

Dates: 5/11/2017

The seven districts' 3 in 2 participants who worked over the past years to identify lessons to meet the revised standards will work to:

-Make modifications to those lessons if needed

-Discuss what has been implemented already

-Discuss the criteria and what has replaced it if there was a large opt out rate

-Discuss the presentations made at conferences this school year

-Ascertain progress within each district.

28. Annual Spring Law Update

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 5/11/2017

This seminar covers a variety of issues currently impacting school policies and procedures and litigation risks. Topic will be updated on MLP as soon as they are available in spring 2017. The seminar leader, James Girvin, is a partner in the law firm of Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C. located in Albany, New York, which represents more than 65 school districts in New York State. Mr. Girvin concentrates his practice in the areas of school law, private and public sector labor and employment law, and litigation. He is experienced in collective bargaining, mediation, fact-finding, arbitration, improper practice and unfair labor practice proceedings, and other labor relations matters in employee and student discipline proceedings. Specific topics will be determined based on critical issues in the field of education.
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.

30. Library Council Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Council Members

Dates: 5/11/2017

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

The PNWBOCES School Library System Council meetings for the 2016-2017 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, from 9:30 am-11:00 am (directly following network meetings), unless otherwise noted: *Tuesday, September 27, 2016 *Tuesday, November 15, 2016 *Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm *Wednesday, January 18, 2017, from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm (SNOW DATE) *Wednesday, March 15, 2017 *Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

31. Transitioning to the New Science Standards: An Introduction for Principals and Science Leaders

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and district leaders, science coordinators and chairs

Dates: 5/12/2017

The New York State Science Standards represent a fundamental shift in science education and require a different approach to teaching science. Principals and other district leaders will play a critical role in the implementation process.

This workshop will provide the information and resources needed to effectively lead the implementation process, including an overview of the new science standards and the instructional and conceptual shifts required, as well as a classroom experience of three-dimensional learning.

The key areas for focus during this workshop will be: Professional development, curricular decisions, development/adoption of curriculum materials, connections to Common Core Math and ELA, supervisory responsibilities, and connections with parents and community.
Student self-determination is the driving force behind this five-part series. Participants will learn about evidence-based practices as well as tools and resources to enable students to become more actively involved in their own IEP processes. Each session will feature a book study as well as information, tools and resources all developed to help students participate more fully in the development of their IEPs. All participants will be given a copy of Getting the Most Out of IEPs by Colleen Thoma and Paul Wehman. Chapters from this book will be reviewed during the first four meetings. Please plan to attend all five sessions including the final gathering which is an opportunity for educators and students to showcase their work. You must register for each session separately. The dates are: Oct. 19, 2016 Dec. 5, 2016 Feb. 10, 2017 Mar. 30, 2017 May 12, 2017

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 5/13/2017

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Credit Card, Check OR Money Order - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.

34. Tech Literacy for Your Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 5/15/2017 to 6/5/2017

This course has been designed for teachers to aide them in including technology in every aspect of their teaching and planning. Each subject will be explored and resources will be shared so each student will have the technology they need to achieve their goals. Teachers will learn how to find the best research for the topics they want to cover in their individual curricula. Effective technology integration must happen across the curriculum in ways that research shows deepen and enhance the learning process. It must support four key components of learning: active engagement, participation in groups, frequent interaction and feedback, and connection to real-world experts. All of these components will be covered in this class.

35. Tools and Tips to Amplify Learner Voice

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in furthering learner voice

Dates: 5/15/2017 to 6/6/2017

Each and every learner has a voice to share. As teachers and leaders, one of our goals must always be to give our learners an opportunity to be heard. Whether those learners are young or old, by providing opportunities to share voice, we are building capacity for the great work that we hope to do.

In this workshop, participants will explore a number of low- and high-tech tools that can be used to showcase the power of voice, and amplify it for all students, whether extroverts or introverts. During the follow-up virtual session, participants will share their work completed so far, and will discuss potential next steps.

36. Fundations® Level 2

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 5/15/2017

Fundations provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3). The Fundations Level Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations program. This five-hour workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel. Workshop Topics * Underlying principles of Fundations * How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods * Practical guidelines for implementation * Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, K-3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $259 includes introductory materials and lunch; this training is COSER aidable. Registration is required by March 15, 2016. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson® Language Training Corp and PNW BOCES.

37. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 5/15/2017 to 5/17/2017

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This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include: Reading research Basic principles of language structure How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods Review and reinforcement Program implementation Student placement, progress and monitoring Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets. Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 includes introductory materials and lunch; this training is COSER aidable This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.
Monthly meeting of the regional RSE-TASC specialists.
Are your districts’ IEPs in compliance with New York State and federal regulations? Are transition planning practices accurately reflected on the IEPs? Do all staff members know how to develop well-written IEPs that inform postsecondary outcomes? Join us as we address these questions and more. Participants will learn how to conduct a transition self-review of their IEPs, similar to the Indicator-13 self-review. In addition, participants will learn about how to improve upon current transition planning practices. This workshop is especially recommended for those districts who will be conducting their mandatory self-reviews during the 2017-18 and 2018-2019 school years. It is strongly suggested that districts register teams of 2-4 people for this workshop. Each participant should plan to bring an IEP or have access to one electronically.

40. New CPSE Chairperson Training - WIHD

Program: RSE-TASC

Audience: Only those participants who attended our New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training in the past three years.

Dates: 5/16/2017

In this workshop participants will have an opportunity to learn about the Part 200 regulations and best practices for CPSE chairs. This workshop is open only to those people who have attended the New CSE/CPSE Chair Training. The workshop will be held at Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD).

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 5/16/2017 to 5/17/2017

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. CHECK OR CREDIT CARD ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.

42. The Personalized Learning Conversation

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 5/16/2017

What is personalized learning? How is it different from differentiation? How can schools transform from those in the industrial era where students were in rows and teachers front and center to ones that are student centered, personalized, and leverage the power of technology? The Freehold Township School District has been invited to the League of Innovative Schools and named as one of the 20 most innovative districts in the country by Digital Promise. Freehold Township’s Superintendent, Dr. Ross Kasun, has been named 2017 New Jersey State Superintendent of the Year. Along with two of the members of his administrative team, Dr. Kasun will share his insights about successfully leading a district on a journey to personalized learning. This interactive session will focus on the structures and technology used to lead personalized learning, blended learning and innovation. All students need to be leaders of their own learning and, as educators, we have the awesome responsibility of preparing students for their future. A culture of innovation began in FTS with school leaders and school pilots, which ignited change at all levels. Participants will learn specific strategies and the digital resources that have supported each district’s work with technology integration, collaboration, communication, iteration and personalized pilots. Further, audience members will share through small group discussion, turn and talks, and interactive digital components.

43. Blended Learning Series: Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders hoping to build their leadership capacity

Dates: 5/17/2017

What makes some school leaders great and others not so great? Why are some principals able to turnaround their schools, when others turn around and walk away, as evidenced by the exceptionally high turnover rate among school leaders? Based on a scientific analysis of decades of research and years of experience working with real principals solving real problems, McREL International experts have arrived at a simple answer: Balance.

In this blended learning workshop led by Bryan Goodwin, Matt Seebaum, and Grace Gutierrez of McREL International you'll learn about the three key roles leaders must balance to be effective: 1) visionary strategists (providing a clear focus for improvement efforts), 2) optimistic change agents (overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible), and 3) purpose-driven team builders (developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose).

To help you be visionary strategists and focus your schools on doing what matters most, we'll first introduce you to five key leverage points that research shows can change the odds for students. To help you serve as change agents, we'll also give you insights from research about why people resist change and manage the personal transitions that are often at the heart of people's resistance to change. Finally, we'll provide you with some practical strategies you can use right away to develop a shared sense of purpose-a purposeful community-in your school.

After our day together, you'll walk away with practical strategies that self-professed ordinary people have used to become extraordinary leaders, and can help all leaders continuously improve.

44. Improving the Sentence - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/17/2017

Wait List
With the adoption of the Common Core Learning Standards, students are expected to be able to write across genres and across content areas with proficiency and increasing sophistication. This workshop will lead participants through a discussion of:

• Why writing is so difficult

• What the research recommends for improving the writing of all students, especially for students with disabilities

• Specific strategies for improving students' expository writing This course offers research-based techniques to add structure, complexity and clarity to students' writing and can be used in classrooms immediately to provide benefits to their students.

45. Culturally Competent Work with Unaccompanied Minors in the Educational Milieu

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/17/2017

This workshop will provide educators and mental health professionals the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of what Central American immigrant students experience before arriving in our schools as well as the ways in which these experiences affect mental health and educational progress.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:

• Describe current demographic trends and emerging challenges facing Central American immigrant students

• Identify specific mental health issues facing this population

• Brainstorm strategies and best practices to effectively serve this population in the educational setting
Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0127
This seminar is intended for general education teachers who have students with disabilities (SWDs) in their classrooms. Participants will examine how to address the ELA/literacy and math instructional shifts by understanding the supports needed to ensure equal access to instruction. They will also develop criteria needed for standards-based alignment of IEP goals that ensure student success within their classrooms. Each participant will need a copy of the NYS ELA/ Literacy and Math Standards.

47. DBT in School Information Session

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 5/18/2017

PNW BOCES is excited to announce the 2nd DBT in Schools Information Session. We are honored to have Dr. Alec Miller, Co-founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive Behavioral Consultants (CBC) present the evidence base, biosocial theory and the format and structure of the treatment model for the second cohort of school districts interested in implementing DBT.
This full-day workshop will focused on critical elements effective in increasing staff "buy-in" (e.g., faculty commitment) to PBIS systems and practices. Participants will receive instruction on, modeling of, and opportunities to review and create individualized resources consistent with research based best practices and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ) evaluation. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to: Survey staff about their needs or beliefs; share survey results with staff; provide feedback to staff on their own practices using objective data; identify at least one new way to include staff in planning and decision making; and choose how student data will be shared with staff on a monthly basis. *DAY OF TRAINING: Participants may choose to bring their own laptop or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word and wireless internet access.

49. Assistive Technology Forum May 2017

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 5/18/2017

Join us for an opportunity to share and learn about asssitive technology from low tech to high tech. This forum is specifically designed for individuals who support assistive technology.

50. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Introductory Workshop-Grade 2

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 2 Teachers

Dates: 5/19/2017

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

51. Teaching the Whole Teen-Everyday Practices That Promote Success and Resiliency in School and Life

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of adolescent learners, instructional coaches, building and district administrators

Dates: 5/19/2017

Every student in every class, every day, is a whole person. This workshop offers everyday practical classroom practices that support healthy adolescent development and improve academic engagement. The focus will be on setting up an environment that helps students set and work towards goals, grow independence without isolation, build study habits, and improve the social connections (versus succumbing to peer pressures) that are necessary for resilience and lifetime learning.
Did you know the CDOS Commencement Credential may be used as a Multiple Pathway to earn a NYS diploma? Did you know there are numerous ways students may fulfill requirements to earn the credential? Did you know that approved community agencies will eventually receive funding to provide work-readiness training and employment supports to eligible students? Join us for our CAN-DO Consortium as we explore these topics. You will learn about unique CDOS Commencement Credential opportunities developed by area districts that you may want to try with your students, as well as hear first-hand from community agency providers about transition services and programs that are aligned with the CDOS Commencement Credential. CAN-DO will meet four times during the 2016-17 school year. Please register for each offering separately on My Learning Plan. The dates are listed below: - Sept. 9, 9 - 11am, PNW BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY - Dec. 12, 9 -11 am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY - Mar. 10, 9 -11 am, PNW BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY - May 19, 9 -11am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY

53. Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: Grades 3 - 8

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 5/22/2017 to 5/23/2017

This two-day offering provides professional development on how to administer, score, and analyze the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System. Through demonstration, guided practice, and discussion, teachers learn how to:



• Administer, code, and score oral reading behavior

• Conduct a standardized comprehension conversation

• Determine independent, instructional, and placement levels for readers using the Fountas & Pinnell A-N Text Gradient

• Analyze a child's reading performance, including reading comprehension, reading rate, and word analysis to assess the reader's current processing system

• Assess reading fluency using the assessment rubric

• Determine the instructional implications for whole-group, small-group and individualized instruction using assessment results and the Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition

• Utilize the Online Data Management System for online record keeping

Required Materials: Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). Benchmark Assessment System 2, 2nd OR 3rd Edition, Grades 3-8, Levels L-Z. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Note: The training uses Benchmark Assessment System 2, 3rd edition. This updated version includes revisions to the comprehension conversation and a new scoring rubric among other changes. Participants can continue to use the 2nd edition of the systems, however, the training will introduce the new scoring rubric and revised comprehension conversation. Districts using the current 2nd edition can purchase a conversion system for the 3rd edition from Heinemann if they choose to update to the new system. Check the Heinemann website for more information on BAS 3rd edition.

*This is a work session designed for school teams, in which teams should bring school data and/or materials they would like to work on.* This half-day work session provides schools with an opportunity for individual consultation, professional development, and technical assistance from the RSE-TASC trainers in order to improve the fidelity of implementation for your school's social and behavior supports. We are available to help your school extend their understanding and application of evidence-based practices related to building effective multi-tiered systems of behavioral interventions. Whether you are looking for guidance on your individualized FBA and BIP materials, your targeted group behavior curriculum, or your school-wide teaching of expectations, the RSE-TASC team is available to advise and assist you.
Effective transition planning includes assessing students with disabilities in a variety of areas starting at age 12 and continuing throughout high school. This introductory workshop is geared towards those who want to learn more about selecting and utilizing assessments to identify strengths, interests, preferences and needs - all necessary to secure pathways leading to successful post-school opportunities. Join us as we take a look at actual assessments featured in "Informal Transition Assessments for Transition Planning" by Amy Gaumer Erickson, Gary M. Clark and James R. Patton. Each participant will receive a book, at no charge, which features reproducible assessments.
Research indicates that teaching social and behavioral skills to young learners is one of the best predictors of school success. This workshop will explore a variety of evidence-based practices shown to effectively promote healthy social-emotional development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices and positive, proactive approaches to support students’ learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to early childhood settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.

57. Close Reading: Looking Through Lenses - NYSUT Seminar

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 5/24/2017

Close reading is a process that requires readers to analyze complex text. This seminar focuses on using different lenses in purposeful rereading of text to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension. Participants will examine strategies to use with both literature and informational text as well as text dependent questions stems that will promote greater student understanding of challenging text.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 3 Teachers

Dates: 5/31/2017

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

59. CSE Part 2: Next Steps - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 5/31/2017

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

60. Achieving a Paperless Classroom in the 21st Century Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 6/30/2017

In this digital classroom, participants will learn how to build a class website so newsletters, homework and special events are only a click away for everyone. This class will explore Google Classroom, Google Docs and create online assignments that take advantage of all features that are available, such as revision histories and posting polls. Participants will learn how to create and use surveys and find data for research projects with personal devices (iPhone iPad, laptop, etc). This cost effective classroom will eliminate the need for paper copies, and students will be more engaged, which will result in improved student learning. Participants will leave this course with new ways of incorporating technology into the classroom. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 4 teachers

Dates: 6/1/2017

In this workshop, Fourth grade teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). You will learn the rationale behind the NYSSLS as well as the conceptual shifts and goals of science education for the 21st Century outlined by the Framework for K-12 science Education. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and gain a deeper understanding through interactive activities. they will also gain an understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and their value to teaching and learning science. Teachers will learn how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. They will engage in Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's) Activities that would be appropriate for their grade level and examine how Crosscutting Concepts (CC's) support students' learning and deepen student understanding of Core Ideas in science as well as other disciplines. Finally, participants will develop an understanding of how to interpret the NYSSLS expressed as student Performance Expectations (PE's). They will learn how PE's integrate all three Dimensions (DCI's, SEP's, & CC's) required of all students. *This workshop is a one-day training and is grade specific.
This half-day session is designed as a follow-up session for those who have previously attended one of the RSE-TASC's "Developing Behavior Plans for Preschoolers" two-day workshops. The follow-up session will provide a brief review of the elements of effective functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) and then give participants the opportunity to assess their own FBAs and BIPs. Research has shown that professional development involving this type of practical application of evidence-based strategies is the most effective means of changing practices and, as a result, improving outcomes for students. Participants should bring copies of their own FBAs and/or BIPs and any relevant data with them to the workshop (with confidential identifying information removed). Those who would like additional individualized feedback are welcome to leave a copy of their materials with the presenter, who will review them in-depth and then send back individualized comments and suggestions.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/1/2017 to 6/8/2017

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. CHECK OR CREDIT CARD ONLY.

64. SLS Network Meeting: End-of-Year Reflection

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 6/2/2017

End-of-Year Reflection: Explore what worked professionally, what didn't work, and what next steps you have planned for 2017-2018. Please bring either physical or virtual artifacts.

**Please note that this meeting will be held in the Projects Building at PNW BOCES.

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

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

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

The PNWBOCES School Library System Network Meetings for the 2016-2017 school year will be held at the School Services Building at 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598, from 7:30 am-9:30 am on the following dates: *Tuesday, September 27, 2016 *Tuesday, November 15, 2016 *Wednesday, March 15, 2017 *Friday, June 2, 2017

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

Program: Science 21

Audience: Grade 5 Teachers

Dates: 6/2/2017

In this workshop, Fifth grade teachers will gain a basic understanding of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). You will learn the rationale behind the NYSSLS as well as the conceptual shifts and goals of science education for the 21st Century outlined by the Framework for K-12 science Education. Participants will learn the basic structure of NYSSLS and gain a deeper understanding through interactive activities. they will also gain an understanding of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI's) and their value to teaching and learning science. Teachers will learn how the Performance Expectations build over time from Grades K thru 12. They will engage in Science and Engineering Practice (SEP's) Activities that would be appropriate for their grade level and examine how Crosscutting Concepts (CC's) support students' learning and deepen student understanding of Core Ideas in science as well as other disciplines. Finally, participants will develop an understanding of how to interpret the NYSSLS expressed as student Performance Expectations (PE's). They will learn how PE's integrate all three Dimensions (DCI's, SEP's, & CC's) required of all students. *This workshop is a one-day training and is grade specific.
This one-day training is open only to those CSE Chairs and Subcommittee Chairs who have attended our New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training within the past five years. As a follow-up to the intensive three-day training, we will have an opportunity to further discuss eligibility and placement, FAPE, collaborating successfully with parents, running effective meetings, IEP development, and new graduation options.

67. Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

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

Dates: 6/7/2017

Child Abuse Identification Workshops are required by the State of New York for many community and school related jobs. The Hudson River Teacher Center is an approved New York State site for these workshops. Registration is required one week prior to scheduled workshops. Participants will receive State Education Department Certification of Completion. CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE. Target audience: Regular, special education teachers, administrators, physicians, medical personnel, chiropractors, dental hygienists, dentists, psychologists, pupil personnel professionals
This month’s meeting will include a special guest speaker. Cathy Balestrieri, Director of Career and Technical Education at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES will provide information on Career Training Programs available to youth and young adults in Putnam County. Interagency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. 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 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.

69. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 6/8/2017

Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification must complete two hours of coursework in school violence prevention and intervention. A certificate will be distributed to participants at the completion of the course. Forty five dollar registration fee must be paid by credit card, check or money order. Please make check payable to PNW BOCES and forward to Julie Darling, PNW BOCES, 200 BOCES Drive, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598. For more information contact jdarling@pnwboces.org or call 914-248-2345. CREDIT CARD, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.

70. Transition Specialist Network - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/9/2017

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. The Transition Specialist network will meet four times during the 2016-17 school year. Please register for each offering separately on My Learning Plan. The dates are listed below: Sept. 26, 2016, 9:00-11:30am, PNW BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY January 5, 2017 9:00-11:30am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY April 20, 2017 9:00-11:30am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY June 9, 2017, 9:00-11:30am, PNW BOCES Yorktown Heights, NY

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 6/10/2017

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. Credit Card, Check OR Money Order - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.

72. PBIS Overview for Principals - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/13/2017

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to school and classroom discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive behavior for all students. At the conclusion of this overview, principals will have a greater understanding of the commitments needed to implement, improve and sustain PBIS. Principals will be provided options for next steps, including Universal/Tier 1 team training in the fall of 2017. This overview is for schools and districts looking to start PBIS or improve PBIS fidelity through training staff and improving program effectiveness.
Monthly meeting of the regional RSE-TASC specialists.

74. Preschool PBIS Overview for Administrators

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 6/21/2017

This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework for early childhood settings, also known as the Pyramid Model. This training is designed for preschool and early childhood leadership personnel who are interested in learning more about proactive approaches to behavior management and social-emotional development and are considering implementing PBIS in their schools/programs. Administrators will be provided with options for next steps, including Preschool PBIS team training in the summer and fall of 2017.

75. NYSUT - Activating a Motivated and Engaged Brain: SEEKING System

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

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

SUNY Empire State College

This course focuses on improving student attention, engagement, and perseverance, by activating the innate SEEKING System that drives the motivated brain. Participants examine the brain science that underlies each processing network of motivation, memory, and higher-level thinking. They learn to design lessons and incorporate activators (or strategies) that support each processing level and maximize the SEEKING System of the motivated brain.

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

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

Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee. This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Empire State College, and PNW BOCES.

76. NYSUT - Creative Controversy

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

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

UNY 706 Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

77. NYSUT - The 21st Century Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All K-12 educators

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/30/2017

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

EDU 661109 SUNY Empire State College

This practical course is designed to enable K-12 educators to synthesize newly framed requirements for highly effective teaching (APPR), the 21st Century Skills, the Common Core Standards, existing research on best instructional practices, technology use and assessment into a high performing classroom that can transform their students' learning and ready students for college and career success in a global, digital world. The course shows educators the practical "how-to" create innovative but easy to implement, standards-aligned project-based learning units that integrate intuitive digital tools into daily differentiated instruction. Participants will "learn from doing" in the same manner to be expected of students in a 21st Century Classroom. Participants will exit the course having designed three increasingly complex PBL with Technology units (PBL-T) and the ability to create additional PBL-T units for a single discipline or across disciplines. The aim of each standards-aligned unit is to increase student achievement simultaneous with the development of student's 21st Century skills beyond traditional gains from more conventional, factory model methods.

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

Required Texts: Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, ISBN #9781934009741 Books may be purchased at your favorite bookstore & Participant Manual available as a download in MLP from NYSUT

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

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

Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to payCoordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES.

This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, SUNY Empire State College, and PNW BOCES.

78. Wilson ® Level II Advanced Strategies for Multisensory Structured Language Instruction (Group Mastery) Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/28/2017

This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction Incorporate effective strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction Prerequisite: WRS Level I Certification and bachelor's degree in education or a related field Presenter: Pat Galvin Bloom, Wilson Trainer Dates: 6/26-6/28/17, 8:45-3:00 pm Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Location: PNW BOCES, School Services Building, South Conference Room Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 COSER aidable. Required materials list will be given upon acceptance into program. Practicum participation will be an additional cost.

79. WRS ® Introductory Workshop

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 6/26/2017 to 6/28/2017

This 15 hour workshop presents the multi-sensory structured language principles and techniques of the Wilson Reading System. A Wilson trainer describes general program concepts and provides hands-on instruction in the lesson plan format. The topics include: Reading research Basic principles of language structure How to teach language with direct, multi-sensory methods Review and reinforcement Program implementation Student placement, progress and monitoring Lesson planning and procedures in the Wilson Reading System - modeling and practice This 3-day prerequisite workshop for those teachers planning to enroll in WRS Level I will provide a background to the program, descriptions, and WRS demonstrations. Participants will receive introductory packets. Target Audience: Regular, special, and occupational teachers, grades 3-12, reading teachers, adult educators, administrators, support staff, parents Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $559 includes introductory materials and lunch; this training is COSER aidable This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training and PNW BOCES.
Taught by Irene Fountas, Cindy Downend, and other literacy faculty, this three day seminar is designed for school leaders and focuses on the roles of effective teaching, student assessment, coaching, supervision, and improving student achievement in reading and writing. Learn how to use observational tools to examine the classroom environment and understand best teaching practices. Develop a sound foundation of literacy theory, assessment, and practices such as guided reading, literature study groups, reading workshop, writing workshop, guided writing, interactive writing, and phonics/word study. You will observe and analyze recorded teaching and learn how to use language that supports teacher development.

Cost includes all books and materials for each participant.

81. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence DISTRICT RULER Training - INVITATION ONLY

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 6/27/2017

New
THIS TRAINING IS INVITATION ONLY FOR THE 30 DISTRICTS SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM. We are excited to welcome you to the first cohort of RULER Training, provided in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. We have been working with our Yale partners to ensure your experience provides you with the tools you need to implement the RULER Program in your district. We have thirty schools participating in Cohort 1 from Mamaroneck UFSD in Southern Westchester to Spencer Van Etten in northern New York.

82. Living History: Historical Expeditions: Ben Franklin's Philadelphia

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 6/27/2017 to 6/28/2017

No single figure epitomizes the formation of the United States quite like Ben Franklin. Throughout his life Franklin mastered the following roles: Scientist, Philosopher, Philanthropist, Author, Statesman and Diplomat.

As a young man Franklin traveled to Philadelphia where he would build his fortune and launch himself onto the World's stage. His legacy is ubiquitous in Philadelphia. From the societies and public institutions that he helped found, to the institutions and neighborhoods that bear his name, to the businesses that today use his likeness, to the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia is still very much Franklin's city

This course will give participants a deeper understanding of Franklin's Philadelphia including site visitations such as Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Franklin Museum, Liberty Bell Center and Valley Forge.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (12:00 PM - 10:00 PM) 10 hours - Tour of Philadelphia including the following sites: Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Franklin Museum, and the Liberty Bell Center

Wednesday, June 28, 207 (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 6 hours - Valley Forge

Target Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

Cost: $150.00

***Participants are responsible for all accommodations, site fees, travel and meal costs

83. Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence - SCHOOL RULER Training - INVITATION ONLY

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 6/28/2017

New
THIS TRAINING IS INVITATION ONLY FOR THE 30 DISTRICTS SIGNED UP FOR THE PROGRAM We are excited to welcome you to the first cohort of RULER Training, provided in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. We have been working with our Yale partners to ensure your experience provides you with the tools you need to implement the RULER Program in your district. We have thirty schools participating in Cohort 1 from Mamaroneck UFSD in Southern Westchester to Spencer Van Etten in northern New York.

84. Effective Co-Teaching: Successful Strategies to Make it Work

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/3/2017 to 7/29/2017

New
Participants will explore how to share a classroom and build powerful relationships between a general education teacher and a special education teacher. Tools to create an effective learning environment will be utilized, reviewed and tested through case studies and views into successful classroom environments.Strategies to enhance your classroom will be implemented in each segment of the course. We will look at how co-teaching will improve program intensity and increase instructional options for all students. As we create effective partnerships and powerful learning environments for teachers and students we will find high quality learning. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants.

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

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 7/5/2017 to 7/14/2017

New
This three-day training is designed for new CSE and Subcommittee Chairpersons. Participants will gain an understanding of the Chairperson's role as defined within the laws and regulations of New York State and will learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the CSE process. A specific session on the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) process will also be provided.

86. Wilson ® Just Words

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/6/2017 to 7/7/2017

Wilson Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 -12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention, but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words curriculum. Workshop Topics Understanding word structure Student identification and placement Program structure and implementation Getting Started: Unit Structure Hit the ground running...an in-depth review of Unit 1 Measuring student progress Just Words InterActivities, an interactive whiteboard application Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, 4-12, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Presenter: Pat Galvin Bloom, Wilson Trainer Dates/times: 5/9-5/10/17 8:45 am-3:00 pm Locations: PNW BOCES, School Services Building, North Conference Room Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $399 COSER-aidable includes lunch and workshop materials. The Hudson River Teacher Center is a Wilson Accredited Partner.

87. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Part I

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

88. NYSUT - Classroom Management - Orchestrating a Community of Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

UNY 703 Adelphi University

This course equips experienced and beginner educators with current, research-validated concepts and strategies for orchestrating classroom life and learning. Participants explore: classroom climate, physical environment, rules and procedures, momentum and flow, positive behavior, responses to misbehavior, parental involvement, and personal resilience.

Two Required Texts: Discipline and Learning Styles: An Educator's Guide, ISBN #9781935340850 and the second is available as an electronic download through ELT for purchase price of $65. Payment due at time of registration and is included in tuition price. DIRECTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC DOWNLOAD WILL BE EMAILED TO PARTICIPANTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COURSE START DATE. Participants may print materials prior to class or bring laptop/ipad to access text online during class.

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

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

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

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

89. NYSUT - Cooperative Learning for Students with Special Needs

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: General education, content area, reading teachers and occupational education teachers, grades K-12, pursuing SWD certification

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

SED 661 College of Saint Rose

This course focuses on promoting student achievement and development in a collaborative learning community. Communication skills for effective teaching in an inclusive or special education setting are described, modeled and then practiced by course participants. Through the lens of cooperative learning, participants will focus on the following topics: curriculum development, planning and behavior management, instructional planning, and differentiating instruction. Improving students' social competence and the acquisition of functional living skills will be explored. In addition, participants will demonstrate effective collaboration among teachers and other professionals and discover ways to establish partnerships with families and community. This course is approved by NYS Education Department for Students with Disabilities (SWD). Individuals pursuing this additional certificate will apply on their own to the State Education Department, must pass the Content Specialty Test for Students with Disabilities as well as complete the 3 hour autism workshop.

Two required Texts: Cooperative Learning:Integrating Theory and Practice, ISBN #978141294081 and Cooperative Learning in the Classroom Putting It Into Practice, ISBN # 9781412923804.

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

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

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

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

90. NYSUT - Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

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

UNY 826 Adelphi University

In this course, participants will explore strategies and design lessons that enhance learning and proficiency for the general population and also meet the needs of the exceptional learners and the unique and specific challenges they encounter.

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

Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

91. Fountas and Pinnell: When Readers Struggle - Teaching That Works (K - 3)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/11/2017 to 7/13/2017

This three-day professional development workshop is designed for all teachers who work with grade K-3 students who find literacy learning difficult (students reading text levels A-N). Topics Include:



• Why readers go off track



• The 12 systems of strategic actions that lead readers to comprehending and fluency



• Observing, analyzing, and teaching proficient and struggling readers



• The language teachers use to support readers



• How writing can extend the power of reading



• The role of effective and efficient phonics



• The role of emotion, motivation, attention, and memory in literacy acquisition



• Key features in designing effective interventions

Required Text



• Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2008). When readers struggle: Teaching that works. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.



• Fountas, I.C. and Pinnell, G.S. (2017). The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum: A tool for assessment, planning, and teaching, expanded edition. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

92. The Fourth Annual Leadership Institute

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 7/12/2017 to 7/13/2017

Keynote Speakers: Ross Kasun, Ed.D. Jeff Hugeunin, Ed.D. Edward Aldarelli Best Practices Clinics: Model ENL Programs EdCamp Session Legal Update Innovative Delivery of Professional Development Building a Culture of Innovation in our Schools More details to follow! 4 registrations from your district gets 1 free

93. Fundations® Level 1

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/14/2017

Fundations® provides a research-based supplemental (Tier 1) and intervention (Tier 2) program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Each workshop addresses a specific level (K, 1, K/1, 2, or 3). The Fundations Level Workshop provides a practical, how-to overview of the Fundations program. This five-hour workshop prepares teachers beginning to use the program and is also appropriate for reading support personnel. Workshop Topics * Underlying principles of Fundations * How the Fundations daily lesson plan and activities address the five areas of reading, teach the principles of language structure, and incorporate direct, multisensory methods * Practical guidelines for implementation * Participants write lesson plans and practice lesson activities for a particular Fundations level Target Audience: General education, special education, reading teachers, K-3, administrators, and other interested educational professionals Credit: In-service credit based on district policy Fee: $259 includes introductory materials; this training is COSER aidable. This workshop is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, Wilson Language Training® Corp and PNW BOCES.

94. Promoting Literacy in Your Community

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/29/2017

In order to compete in today's increasingly global society, it is imperative that our students have the tools needed to effectively use literacy in multiple contexts. In this online course, we will explore new ways to promote literacy in the classroom and will examine and evaluate elements of successful literacy environments, including Read Across America and Book Adventure. We will analyze common reasons why students struggle in the classroom and design strategies to motivate these struggling readers in addition to enhancing their literacy skills. Participants in this course will be required to create lessons integrating strategies and skills needed by students to become proficient readers and writers and we will critique websites, write sample letters to parents, synthesize assessment results in order to plan effective instruction and brainstorm and share ideas for curriculum connections. This course is considered an Instructed Course and will have high levels of discourse between and among the instructor and participants. Participants will be expected to log in daily and respond to the tasks posted in the class.

95. Neuro-Linguistic Programming Part II

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

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

96. NYSUT: Social-Emotional Learning: A New Approach (EDU 661119)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

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

This course will introduce participants to the concepts of emotional intelligence and the importance of incorporating social-emotional learning in the classroom in order to create academic environments that cultivate caring, empathic and successful students. Through research-based activities, participants will develop strategies to teach to the "whole child", learn ways to motivate and engage students and promote positive interactions amongst students in order to increase academic achievement.

Three Required Texts:The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom 1st Edition, ISBN #13: 978141291481, The Brain and Emotional Intelligence: New Insights, ISBN #13: 9781934441152 & The Triple Focus: A New Approach to Education Paperback 2014, ASIN: #B010EVNDP8

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

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

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

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

This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Empire State College and PNW BOCES.

97. Surf & Turf: PBIS and English Language Learners - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Audience: PBIS Coaches, PBIS Team Members, Teachers of ELLs

Dates: 7/17/2017

New
Like the culinary classic for which it’s named, this workshop offers participants the best of both worlds: Implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Co-presented by Dale Langley, Behavior Specialist, and John Boniello, Bilingual Specialist, the workshop provides participants an opportunity to learn about building schoolwide behavior systems along with effective strategies for ELLs. PBIS coaches will discuss strategies and receive feedback to effectively teach behavior to ELLs. Teachers of ELLs will learn how to create positive learning environments for all students. So come join us on our appetizing adventure as we mix a little of the familiar with a taste of something new! While filet mignon and lobster tail will not be on the “menu”, we can promise a five-star experience for those looking to extend their current knowledge, share their expertise with regional colleagues, and build effective practices to support improved outcomes for students. Make your reservation today and we will save you a seat at the table - Bon appĂ©tit!

98. Executive Coaching Institute for Leaders

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Superintendents, assistant superintendents, building leaders, teacher leaders

Dates: 7/18/2017 to 5/8/2018

This Executive Coaching Institute will give leaders an opportunity to deepen their skills towards helping those they coach become the educators they aspire to be. Designed to help administrators define their roles beyond supervision, this workshop series will help leaders apply and model skills and strategies that promote a positive school culture. Deliverables for the Institute:

-Explore the differences between coaching and supervision in order to develop a culture of continuous improvement in leadership skills

-Use protocols to learn skills and concepts to achieve results through coaching

-Practice listening and questioning skills

-Observe coaching sessions

-Practice coaching skills with team members

-Share problems of practice with a results orientation.
This workshop was specially designed for middle school educators and others help prepare students and their families for transition planning, starting at age 12. Join us as we learn about regulations guiding transition practices as well as programs and opportunities available to middle school students and those entering high school. Topics to be covered include: * Initial (Level 1 Assessments) Required for All Classified Students, Age 12 * New State Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards for Middle School Students * Multiple Pathway Options and Work-Readiness Credentials * Connecting with Families and Community Partners * Career Awareness Tools and Resources

100. NYSUT - Designing Motivation for All Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

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

UNY 701 Adelphi University

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

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

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

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

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

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

101. NYSUT - Developing Innovators and Innovation Skills

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

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

UNY - 827

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

Target audience: All educators grades K-12

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

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

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