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1. Teacher Leaders, Standing Up, Standing Out!

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 1/16/2017 to 2/10/2017

Starting Today
Every day in the classroom, teachers assume leadership roles and model for their students. However, presenting ourselves as leaders within the school, district and community can some times present more of a challenge. In this course, we will explore ways to become active participants in Professional Learning Communities, how to write winning grants and how to find professional organizations in and out of the learning community. We will share ideas on how to engage parents, how to become leaders among our peers, and how to advance our leadership skills to the next level. While researching leadership qualities and designing ways to implement them, we will frame our individual needs and expectations and, at the end of this course, every participant will have a customized leadership plan that you can begin to put into practice.

2. Building Grit and Resiliency To Counter Student Anxiety

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators wishing to learn best practices to reduce student anxiety

Dates: 1/17/2017

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

This workshop will provide school staff with tools for helping challenging students manage anxiety in the moment, and will provide staff with ways to structure the school environment so that these students have their best chance to become resilient.

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

3. PBIS Booster: Social/Behavior Lesson Plans - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/17/2017

Starting Soon
This full-day workshop will focus on critical elements necessary for designing a social behavior curriculum to teach school-wide expectations and rules. Participants will receive instruction on, resources for, and opportunities to review and create behavior lesson plans consistent with research based best practices and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ) evaluation. Participants will engage in the active construction of their own lesson plan and will receive collaborative feedback with an objective of leaving the workshop with one or more completed behavior lessons and an action plan for the future development and teaching of social behaviors. DAY OF TRAINING: Participants are asked to bring copies of their school's PBIS Matrix or lists of their school-wide expectations and rules. If desired, participants may also bring examples of previous behavior lesson plans to review and modify during the workshop. It is highly recommended participants bring their own laptops or electronic devices which support Microsoft Word in order to create personal, electronic versions of their Lesson Plans.

4. HR Essentials: The Must Have Toolbox (Hybrid)

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 1/19/2017 to 5/18/2017

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HR Essentials: The Must Have Toolbox (Hybrid) This "nuts and bolts"training will assist human resource administrators as they face the challenges of their positions. Topics include: Overview for new administrators Common HR issues and strategies How to integrate HR technology: My Learning Plan, Finance Manager and other Human Resources Programs - Building the perfect job description: How to complete HR job descriptions before they are needed (working session)

5. Social Studies Framework, Inquiry, and Collaboration

Program: Professional Library

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

Dates: 1/20/2017 to 3/14/2017

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

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

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

Participants are required to attend both sessions as teams:

*Friday, January 20, 2017, 8 am-3 pm

*Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8 am-11 am

6. Science Notebooks as an Integral Part of Science Practices

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 1/20/2017

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

7. Integrating Technology Into Your Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 1/23/2017 to 3/5/2017

This course will allow educators to build a repertoire of tools for integrating technology into the classroom. Utilizing technology in your content area is more than letting students "use computers" or going to a computer lab. Educators will explore online tools and other strategies for integrating technology into their daily lesson plans. Course participants will research and develop classroom strategies surrounding blended learning, flipped classroom, QR Codes, instructional games, TED Talks and lesson plans, Khan Academy, instructional videos, and utilizing mobile devices in the classroom. Teachers will also explore technology options for communicating with parents. This is an Instructed Course; participants and the instructor will have interaction throughout the course. The course will be self-paced and the participants will send projects as well as comments to the Instructor via message board as well as through private emails.

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

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Audience: All educators grades K-12

Dates: 1/23/2017 to 5/26/2017

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

9. NYIT EDIT 605 Instructional Applications of the Internet

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 1/23/2017 to 5/25/2017

In this course candidates will integrate the tools and resources of the internet into their instructional dialogue. Starting with learning standards and/or instructional competencies, candidates adapt Internet resources and internet based teaching strategies to their instructional environments. Constructivist and other learning approaches are used and modeled for all activities. Candidates will utilize the current tools and resources of the Internet as well as consider evolving standards and capabilities.

The Hudson River Teacher Center has partnered with NYIT to offer courses leading to an Advanced Certificate of Graduate Study in S.T.E.M. This 18-credit program is available at a discounted rate of $500 per credit. Registrants will apply to this program via NYIT's application online system: http://www.nyit.edu/admissions/apply Upon enrolling on MyLearningPlan.com, Registrants must submit a registration fee in the form of check in the amount of $220 to: NYPTI, c/o NYIT Bldg 66 Rm 217, 300 Carleton Ave. Central Islip, NY 11722.

Upon acceptance into the program, students will submit tuition payment in the amount of $1,280 per course directly to NYIT . Registrants must submit a registration fee in the form of check in the amount of $220 to: NYPTI, c/o NYIT Bldg 66 Rm 217, 300 Carleton Ave. Central Islip, NY 11722. *Please note credit card, district billing, and district purchase orders are not an option for the registration fee for this program. Registrants may pay NYIT using credit card or check the tuition amount of $1,280. Registrants must submit a personal check to NYPTI in the amount of $220 for the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Application fees can be waived by using the code GTEACH upon registration on NYIT's site. STEM applicants DO NOT NEED to include GRE scores. Send all application materials to kshae04@nyit.edu for expedited processing.

10. NYIT EDIT 624 Mathematics, Science & Technology I

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 1/23/2017 to 5/25/2017

Candidates examine an integrated approach to the teaching of national and state mathematics, science and technology (MST) standards in the context of real world problem solving. Candidates explore strands of mathematical study: problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, representation, number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics and two major strands of science study: life and physical science. Candidates incorporate constructivist and project based teaching and assessment techniques in MST lesson/unit planning and instructional projects that address the needs of diverse learners.

The Hudson River Teacher Center partnered with NYIT to offer courses leading to an Advanced Certificate of Graduate Study in S.T.E.M. This 18-credit program is available at a discounted rate of $500 per credit. Registrants will apply to this program via NYIT's application online system: http://www.nyit.edu/admissions/apply Upon enrolling on MyLearningPlan.com, Registrants must submit a registration fee in the form of check in the amount of $220 to: NYPTI, c/o NYIT Bldg 66 Rm 217, 300 Carleton Ave. Central Islip, NY 11722.

Upon acceptance into the program, students will submit tuition payment in the amount of $1,280 per course directly to NYIT . Registrants must submit a registration fee in the form of check in the amount of $220 to: NYPTI, c/o NYIT Bldg 66 Rm 217, 300 Carleton Ave. Central Islip, NY 11722. *Please note credit card, district billing, and district purchase orders are not an option for the registration fee for this program. Registrants must submit a personal check to NYPTI in the amount of $220 for the registration fee.

PLEASE NOTE: Application fees can be waived by using the code GTEACH upon registration on NYIT's site. STEM applicants DO NOT NEED to include GRE scores. Send all application materials to kshae04@nyit.edu for expedited processing.

11. Appy Hour

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 1/24/2017

Join us for cider and cheese 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.

12. New CSE/CPSE Chairperson Training - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 1/25/2017 to 2/15/2017

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

13. Utilizing Rubrics to Promote STEAM Learning and Design Thinking

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grades K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators interested in exploring how analytic rubrics can foster STEAM/Design Thinking.

Dates: 1/25/2017 to 2/16/2017

STEAM, MakerSpaces, and the proposed New York State Science Learning Standards all require a cognitive progression of academic concepts, executive functioning skills, and design thinking. Therefore, a shift in how we instruct, and assess, is necessary.

Analytic rubrics are a critical component in this shift, and can be used to drive instruction and foster student responsibility for learning. These rubrics are a critical structure to support individual learning paths, productive failure, and a STEAM mindset.

During this two-day learning series, educators will take a deep dive into understanding how to support designing analytic rubrics, and therefore, how to support students in using them throughout a unit as a tool in self-assessment and goal-setting.
This workshop focuses on transition planning and assessments for students who have multiple disabilities. Join us as we discuss community agency eligibility and services. We will look at assessments especially targeted for students transitioning into the adult world. Various options will be explored and strategies for identifying and accessing postsecondary opportunities will be identified. Additionally, OPWDD Employment Training Supervisors Grady Miller and Bryan Bischoff will be on hand to discuss employment support initiatives both during and post high school, for youth who qualify.

15. School Wires Work Session

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 1/26/2017

Need help adding a homework assignment? Not sure how to change something on your page? Join us and benefit from some individualized assistance.

16. NYSUT - Methods and Materials in Special Education

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

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

Dates: 1/26/2017 to 2/12/2017

To register for this course go to www.nysut.org/elt EDUC 503M Mercy College This course examines curriculum and instruction from the perspective of Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle Childhood, and Adolescent teachers of students with disabilities whose individual learning needs require teachers to go beyond typical models of general classroom instruction to give students with disabilities access to the general education curriculum and assessments. Teachers identify, examine, and practice a variety of effective teaching strategies for the education of students with disabilities. Teachers learn to differentiate and individualize instruction and engage in collegial collaboration. They examine learning processes, lesson and unit planning, motivation, and communication in order to stimulate and sustain student interest, involvement, and achievement. 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. Required Text: Strategies for Teaching Learners with Special Needs, 10th edition, ISBN #9780132626156 Books may be purchased at your favorite bookstore Credit Options: 3 graduate credits through Mercy College In-service credit based on district policy Fees: Graduate fee: $1,065 In-service fee: $645 (includes required text) Coordination fee: $40 payable to PNW BOCES. Go to www.pnwboces.org/catalog to pay coordination fee. This course is offered through a collaboration with The Hudson River Teacher Center, NYSUT, Mercy College, and PNW BOCES. Snow Date: Saturday 2/4/17 8:00AM-5:00PM

17. Using Research-Based Instructional Techniques to Maximize Student Learning in the Math Class

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders of mathematics

Dates: 1/27/2017

This workshop will explore a number of research-based practices to build into an educator's repertoire to assist with math learning. The instructional strategies presented in this workshop include the Interleaved Worked Solution Strategy, Spaced Learning Over Time, Instructional Scaffolding and how to discuss problem structures and solutions with students. They are based on the research of Paul J. Riccomini, PhD (Pennsylvania State University), and will leave attendees with additional tools to use in their instruction.

18. Flipped Classroom

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 1/30/2017 to 3/12/2017

One of the hottest buzz phrases in education today is the "flipped classroom." The premise behind the flipped classroom is to create an environment where the lecture and homework aspects of a course are reversed. Today's student, who is more tech savvy than ever before, is equipped to access content at home, replacing the traditional in-class lecture. This then allows for class time to be spent applying concepts and completing guided practice activities with an increased opportunity for student questioning. Flipped lessons provide for more active learning opportunities with students taking more responsibility reaching learning objectives. This course will analyze the theories and research supporting flipped lessons, as well as introduce educators to online tools and resources to create a successful and meaningful flipped experience. Participants will explore and utilize many free resources including TED TALKS, Khan Academy and the NY Times.

19. Adapting Your Curriculum Materials to Implement the New Science Standards in Your Classroom

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-12 educators interested in modifying their curriculum to meet the New York State Science Learning Standards

Dates: 1/30/2017

The new science standards involve fundamental changes in both what will be taught and how it needs to be taught. After a brief overview of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the New York State version of the Next Generation Science Standards, this workshop will guide teachers in a process for adapting/modifying/revising their current curriculum materials to transition to the new standards. The focus will be on designing three dimensional lesson plans to prepare students for the Performance Expectations and will emphasize the three central scientific practices of developing and using models, constructing explanations, and engaging in argument from evidence.

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

Program: Curriculum Center

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

Dates: 1/30/2017

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

21. Coding in the K-2 Classroom? YES! The Time is Right!

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-2

Dates: 1/31/2017

Sequencing and order are critical skills for young students and pave the way for future success in math, ELA and the sciences. Teaching students to code in the early grades provides support for other skills such as problem-solving, left to right reading, counting, cause and effect and more. There are a number of excellent apps and programs designed for these early learners that are a perfect way to get students interested. Exposure at this age allows them to begin understanding how computers work and may even foster early interest in careers in computer science. Most important, however, is the valuable problem solving and creative collaboration that will result from the experience. --Note that there are two different dates for this course, so choose the one that best fits your schedule; but if enrollment is low (we really expect the opposite though) we will have to combine the two into one date, so please be flexible.
*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.
Many of our students come to our schools from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. These students all have a lot to offer, and many times our schools do not recognize the cultural and linguistic knowledge these students bring with them. This training will help school personnel recognize and make use of the cultural and linguistic background of their students. The more school personnel recognize the importance of understanding cultural and linguistic diversity the better these students will perform in class.

24. ACTION: District & Building Administrator and Educators PLC

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 1/31/2017

The Benefits of Cultural Recognition in Student Engagement
The PLC will address immigrant and second generation immigrant youth in schools. Drawing on ethnographic and interview data with students, teachers, and administrators, the discussions will focus on how students link their heritage cultures to learning and school.

25. Managing Your Outlook Mail File

Program: Staff Development (PNW BOCES Employees Only)

Dates: 1/31/2017

New
Learn how to manage your Outlook Mail File including how to reduce its size.

26. On-Line Library Resources

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 2/1/2017

New
Looking for some electronic resources to use in your classroom? Join us to learn about the various resources available at PNWBOCES.

27. Creating Suicide Safety in Schools

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 2/2/2017

This workshop is for school planning teams. What the planning team looks like varies greatly from school to school; administrators, student services personnel, counselors, nurses, social workers, health educators and community service providers associate with the schools.
Six broad categories of school-based suicide safety are discussed: staff and faculty training, policies & procedures, promotion of student protective factors, intervening when a student is at risk, plan for after a suicide death and engagement of family & community supports.
Participants will spend time problem-solving and action planning through the use of small and large group discussions. As a result of this workshop, participants will:

• Assess existing suicide prevention and response readiness

• Receive guidance in current best practice in school based suicide prevention

• Develop a customized implementation plan

• Access free and low cost resources
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

28. Differentiating Through Learning and Practice

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-12 classroom teachers and instructional coaches

Dates: 2/2/2017 to 2/28/2017

In this two-day workshop, attendees will explore research-based strategies to develop differentiated learning environments that address the various levels of cognitive readiness, as well as learning modalities, that exist within a classroom.

Over the course of the two days, participants will explore the difference between activities for learning and activities for practice, discover the need for authentic instruction, create a differentiated scaffold of activities to ensure all students experience an appropriate flow to learning, and reflect on how executive function is a key to student achievement.

29. Writing in Science

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 2/2/2017

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

30. IEPs for ELLs - Rockland BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/2/2017

The Individualized Education Program is the cornerstone of the special education process for each student. It is the tool to document how one student's special needs related to his/her disability will be met within the context of an educational environment. English Language Learners have specific needs that other students may not. In this training participants will learn those specific needs and will leave with the knowledge of how to write a more effective IEP for ELL students.

31. PBIS Booster: Data Tools - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/2/2017

This full-day workshop will describe step-by-step procedures for setting up and using various computer-based tools (e.g., Google, Excel) to assist PBIS teams in collecting and summarizing a variety of student and staff data in order to facilitate data-based decision-making. Participants will receive instruction on, resources for, and opportunities to review and create data tools consistent with research based best practices and the fidelity indicator items from the Benchmarks of Quality (BOQ) evaluation. Participants will engage in the active construction of individualized resources and will receive collaborative feedback with an objective of leaving the workshop with one or more data tools ready for use as well as an action plan for the future development of data entry and analysis efforts at their school/setting.

32. School Violence Prevention & Intervention Workshop

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: Candidates applying for New York State teacher certification

Dates: 2/2/2017

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.

33. Building Your School/District Brand: Cohort 1 Follow Up

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Members the first cohort of branding workshop series

Dates: 2/3/2017

This half-day session will provide members of the district branding cohort from 2015-2016 with an opportunity to share learnings, hear from colleagues, and discuss next steps.

34. School Refusal: A Guide to Prevention, Management & Intervention

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 2/3/2017

This full-day workshop will offer an overview for managing school refusal. Areas of specific focus will include: understanding why kid's refuse school, how to address the refusal, what can be done to get them back to school, and how to proceed if returning to school does not seem like a viable option. An in depth exploration of how to best serve kids at highest risk to refuse school including students suffering from depression, anxiety, and/or managing learning differences will also be offered.
This course will provide participants both an understanding of the underlying issues often associated with school refusal. A review of protocols for intervention will include a systematic desensitization approach and a focus on skill building, among others. Clinical tools to manage school refusal behaviors will be offered and explained. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and review the behavioral patterns and red flags that lead up to school refusal. Interventions will be reviewed and discussed. This is an interactive workshop. Participants will work in small groups to evaluate a case and design and present an intervention protocol. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss ongoing cases and consult with the group on possible interventions.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:


• Gain an understanding of some of the underlying issues and conditions that can result in school refusal.


• Learn how to design an individual protocol to successfully get a child back to school.


• Learn how to teach skills to help kids successfully manage the stress associated with school refusal.


• Gain confidence in identifying the "red flags' that lead up to school refusal behavior in time to implement a successful prevention program.

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 edu

35. IEP Study Group - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/3/2017

In this two-hour workshop participants will revisit and incorporate best practices into the development of Standards Based IEPs. There will be an opportunity to learn, share and receive feedback from peers as well as onsite technical support from the regional special education training specialist. Participants will also be asked to bring copies of their own student's IEPs for informal feedback. This workshop is open to those individuals who have attended the RSE-TASC's "Developing Quality IEPs" or "Developing Effective IEP Goals" workshops.

36. Using Project Based Learning to Meet the CCS

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 2/6/2017 to 3/19/2017

As educators prepare the 21st Century Students for the 21st Century workforce, they need to arm them with the ability to problem solve and think critically. Project Based Learning is one method for improving critical thinking skills in students. PBL prepares students for the problem solving activities the 21st Century workplace will demand. Teachers will focus on best practices related to PBL and how to increase critical thinking skills and performance. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.

37. ACTION: Newcomer Program PLC

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 2/6/2017

The Newcomer Program PLC will meet to share insights and experiences, discuss best practices, network, build connections, and explore critical issues.
Transition planning is an ongoing process with a variety of different components. During this workshop, participants will explore transition resources and tools. Documentation, curriculum, and career exploration resources will be demonstrated along with lesson planning ideas and activities aimed at improving post-school outcomes.

39. Self-Publishing for Students: Developing Entrepreneurs Through E-books

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Educators wishing to help their students and other learners explore self-publishing

Dates: 2/7/2017

Thanks to technology, authorship is at everyone's fingertips, and today's writers are able to share their work with others on multiple platforms and in various formats. Innovative and entrepreneurial writers have discovered they do not need permission from a major publishing house to call themselves authors and deliver their work to the world. Why should students wait to be adults to share the stories and essays they have inside?

By using the free tools available, students can publish their work, whether it be the first novel of a trilogy or a collection of poems or essays. In this session, participants will:
-Identify the steps to publishing from start to finish (including completing the manuscript, formatting, and paying attention to the details - everything from page breaks to fonts to copyright considerations)
-Explore the available platforms (including but not limited to Kindle, NOOKPress, and Smashwords)
-Understand the roles that social media and marketing play in getting your novel noticed (via tools like Goodreads, Wattpad, Facebook/Instagram/Twitter, virtual book tours, and review swaps)
Exploring these aspects and more will help participants to empower their students with the power of self-publishing!

40. Show Me the STEM

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-5 classroom teachers, 6-8 science teachers, science coordinators, district administrators

Dates: 2/7/2017 to 5/22/2017

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is here, but many are wondering how to best engage students in preparing for the STEM-related careers of the future, and schools may be uncertain of what a quality STEM curriculum looks like. Success will require instruction to shift towards an integrated approach to these disciplines to solve real-world problems which are meaningful to our students, but how can we best identify ways to implement these changes?

During this workshop series, participants will explore resources and problem-based learning activities for all students in all settings. We will review strategies for seamless math and technology integration in STEM curricula including models of successful activities and school/industry partnerships. During Day 1, participants will explore topics such as:
-Where are you now? What is your school's strategic vision?
-NYS Science Learning Standards and STEM - engineering and science practices
-The Engineering Design Cycle
-Resources, curricula, and programs available
-Progressions in STEM K-8
-Scaffolding for all
-Integrating STEM into current curricula
-Initial steps in developing a draft action plan for your school.

During Day 2, participants will explore topics such as:
-Biomimicry, design inspired by nature
-STEM or STEAM? What does art bring to the table?
-Integrating math and technology into problem-based learning
-Draft action plan work - K-8 STEM curriculum and interdisciplinary units

During Day 3, participants will explore topics such as:
-Presentations of student STEM exemplars and Critical Friends feedback session
-Building relationships with local industries and professionals
-Next steps in collaboration
-Equipment selection for MakerSpaces and STEM
-Safety issues
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 classrooms and settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.

42. 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: 2/8/2017

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

43. CSE Roundtable (3 of 4) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Audience: CSE Chairs, PPS Directors, Special Directors, Pupil Personnel Services

Dates: 2/9/2017

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

45. Excel Charts

Program: Staff Development (PNW BOCES Employees Only)

Dates: 2/9/2017

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Learn how to create charts in Excel. Basic knowledge of Excel is a prerequisite for this workshop.

46. The Part-to-Whole Relationship and Becoming a Fraction Expert

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers, administrators and anyone interested in spending a day becoming fraction-math proficient.

Dates: 2/10/2017

Get a fraction workout starting with basic part-to-whole understanding and extending to all operations with fractions (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)! Teachers in this workshop will also create simple materials to check for fluency in their classroom. Finally, participants will learn how to create fraction excitement in the classroom by using rich problems that set the stage for learning. This workshop will be aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards for Grade 3 , Grade 4, and Grade 5.
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

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 2/11/2017

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.

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

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/13/2017 to 3/21/2017

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This 3-day institute will walk school teams through the process of developing effective functional behavior assessments (FBAs) and behavior intervention plans (BIPs) using evidence-based tools and strategies, including techniques for assessing fidelity of implementation and monitoring student progress. Topics covered include behavioral data collection via indirect and direct assessments, the competing behavior pathway, and function-based intervention strategies that focus on teaching appropriate behaviors to replace challenging behaviors within the context of PBIS systems. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the information to create or modify their own plans, and will be asked to collect data in between training days to allow for meaningful application of the concepts covered. At the end of the training, participants will be able to design effective FBAs and BIPs, which will in turn increase students' pro-social behaviors.

50. Language Acquisition vs. Learning Disabilities - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/13/2017

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

51. School-Based Enterprises (2-Day workshop) - SW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/13/2017 to 3/17/2017

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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 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.

52. Evaluating School Counselors

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Directors of guidance and building and district leaders

Dates: 2/14/2017

This workshop will provide an overview of how the comprehensive school counseling program, and rubrics of school counseling services, can serve as a framework for a school counselor evaluation.

Areas of exploration for this workshop will include:
-Updating of current school counselor job descriptions to reflect a program delivery and service
-Establishing professional development growth objectives for counselors using self-assessment and self-reflection
-Aligning the evaluation process of school counselors with national counselor competencies.
This session focuses on transition planning for students who are both English Language Learners (ELLs) and who have Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Join us as we explore cultural competency in the school and its impact on planning for the future. We will discuss family involvement and how to develop accessible environments. Diploma and Certificate options will be reviewed as well as strategies for connecting community services and programs. Transition planning tools and resources, all available in multiple languages, will be shared.
Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) is the foundation upon which special education is built. Educators who have the responsibility for developing and implementing individualized education programs often misunderstand it. During this workshop, participants will explore current New York State Education Department (NYSED) Part 200 regulations related to SDI, develop an operational understanding of the definition of SDI, and practice with case studies to identify ways to address the unique needs of a student that result from a child's disability. These essential understandings are indispensable to ensure access to the general curriculum through accommodations and modifications, so that students can meet the same academic standards as their non-disabled peers and to ensure progress toward meeting IEP goals and objectives. In two subsequent half-day sessions, participants will have the opportunity to read research articles on effective, evidence based practices, and to discuss the research with the group. Lastly, participants will think of ways to implement the practices to ensure improved student outcomes.
This program has been changed to a full ONLINE program with synchronous session on February 15th and March 1. There is NO IN-PERSON SESSION. This ONLINE workshop provides an overview of school law issues that may be faced by school leaders. Topics covered include: An overview of the legal landscape affecting the NYS schools Constitutional issues in schools: student and staff rights In loco parentis v. government action Legal duties and obligations to students Legal rights of parents concerning education matters Student discipline Confidentiality of student information Mandatory reporting requirements Dignity for All Students Act and laws preventing discrimination in education Money matters: fundraising, school clubs and money handling

56. Engagement Study Group February 2017

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 2/15/2017

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Join us for an opportunity to share and learn from others about best practices in engaging students in learning.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 2/15/2017 to 2/16/2017

In accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law, all applicants for Certification in NYS registered programs are required to complete six clock hours of Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training). This workshop will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination; and strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings. Successful completion of this course will meet the certification requirements in Sec14 (5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012, and registrants who participate in the entire 6-hour training will receive a Certification of Completion. CREDIT CARD ONLY - DISTRICT BILLING/PO NOT AVAILABLE.
Literacy is the foundation for success in school, and is also one of the most challenging aspects of school for English Language Learners. This training is designed with these difficulties in mind. This training is intended to assist teachers in understanding high quality, evidence based practices in Literacy when taking into account the special needs of Students with Disabilities who are also English Language Learners. This training is not intended as a training for basic literacy teaching techniques, rather its focus is on what is different for an ELL who has a disability when teaching literacy, when compared to teaching literacy to a student with a disability who is not an ELL. An assumption is that the teachers attending this training have a background in literacy or have attended a training on literacy for SWD in the past.

59. PBIS Essential Elements - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/16/2017

This all day workshop is designed for schools in the exploratory or early introductory phases of PBIS implementation. Participants will learn the essential components of an effective multi-tiered behavior framework. Implementation features will be highlighted including key factors for initial implementation and long-term sustainability. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their school or district's readiness for PBIS implementation and develop strategic plans.

60. CPSE Colloquium (3 of 3) - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/16/2017

The CPSE Colloquium will meet three times this year to discuss issues and best practices related to Preschool Special Education. This year, some of the issues we will be discussing are: Preschool standards, behavioral issues, early literacy and bilingual assessments. Kindly register separately for all three dates.

61. SMARTNotebook Basics

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 2/23/2017

Join us for a "tour" of SMARTNotebook basics.

62. Explaining Phenomena - The Key to Understanding the Three Dimensions of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Classroom and science teachers grades K-8, science coordinators

Dates: 2/24/2017

Meeting the NYSSLS performance expectations will require shifts in our classroom instruction: from teaching about science, to engaging students in science; from teaching a set of core science ideas as the outcome of instruction, to engaging students in using the core ideas to support explanations of intriguing phenomena. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore this strategy to braid the three dimensions of the Standards (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Cross-Cutting Concepts) during instruction and to engage their students in deeper understanding. Attendees will have the opportunity to identify and discuss key phenomena in their curriculum units. They will also explore ways to use these phenomena to modify the instructional sequences and assessments they create.

63. IEP Institute 1: Developing Quality IEPs (2 Day) SWB

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 2/28/2017 to 3/14/2017

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This two- day-training is intended for TEAMS of special educators and special education administrators who want to learn how to develop effective, quality IEPs that can positively affect student outcomes. Day 1: IEP Review and Educational Benefit On Day 1 teams of teachers, support staff and an administrator will participate in a guided self- review of the IEPs of one of their students to determine if the IEPs are compliant and reflect best practice, as well as to see if they indicate that the student has made appropriate progress in his or her educational plan. Participants must bring paper copies (5) of one student's IEPs for three academic school years. Any personal identifiers must be redacted from the IEPs to maintain student confidentiality. Day 2: Developing an Effective IEP On Day 2 participants will be introduced to the critical elements of a standards-based IEP, learn best practices in the development of IEPs, and learn of the direct links between well-conceived IEPs and improved student outcomes. Participants will also have opportunities to modify their own IEPs in order to make them more effective.

64. Trauma & Resilience Among Diverse Students

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 2/28/2017

This ACTION Collaborative Network Pupil Services PLC will cover the effects of discontinuity, relocation, isolation, coping, and how language/culture influences these dynamics/ways of intervening.
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES and Right Reason Technologies are offering districts a few opportunities to learn about the RightPath™ platform and how districts are using RightPath™ to: - Share local and regional assessments - Improve & streamline the completion of: o Instructional planning o Data informed instruction o APPR - Successfully use eLearning to creatively increase graduation rates, student success and even save money! IMPROVING STUDENT SUCCESS Discuss how our partner districts are improving student success by implementing innovative models with the following programs and share how you think it might help yours: 1) Assessment Creator & Administrator - Leverage district & regional assessments through designated Item Banks & Consortia. Administer electronically or on paper, easily score and analyze results. 2) Instructional Planning with Planbook Plus - fully integrated Teacher Planbook that facilitates planning & sharing. 3) eLearning - blended, guided, integrated, effective! a) Credit Recovery / Learning Recovery / Summer School b) Homebound, Suspended & Alt Education c) Regents Prep 4) Observations - Efficiencies that dramatically improve the process. 5) RtI Management & Remediation 6) Data Management & Reporting - how to tie it all together!

66. Assistive Technology Forum February 2017

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 2/28/2017

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.

67. edTPA Candidate Support Sessions

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 2/28/2017 to 4/25/2017

"edTPA®is a summative, subject-specific portfolio-based assessment of teaching performance, completed during a preparation program within a clinical field experience. edTPA® is designed to assess a teaching candidates' readiness for licensure." [Stanford University]

These sessions will offer support for candidates within the edTPA process. It will follow the guidelines of acceptable types of support as outlined. During the three 2-hour sessions participants will:

1) Discuss edTPA® tasks and scoring rubrics; 2) Discuss samples of previously completed edTPA® portfolio materials (with permissions granted); 3) Discuss support documents (such as Making Good Choices) about lessons or examples to use within the assessment 4) Use rubric constructs or rubric language to evaluate and debrief observations made by cooperating teachers as part of the clinical supervision process 5) Ask probing questions about candidate's draft edTPA® responses or video recordings, without directly editing the writing or providing specific answers to edTPA® prompts 6) Provide technical advice for the video portion of the assessment

Because edTPA® is a summative assessment tied to licensure or program completion, certain forms of support are not allowed. We are not permitted to: 1) Edit a candidate's official materials prior to submission 2) Offer critiques of candidate responses that provide specific, alternate responses, prior to submission for official scoring 3) Instruct candidates on which video clips to select for submission Pre-requisites: Participants must be current teaching candidates enrolled in the edTPA® program. Participants must also have permission to videotape themselves at their current teaching assignment.

68. The Next Tech Model: What Works for Infusion of Technology in Instruction? (Leader Session)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 3/1/2017

What strategies do you use to help promote and support the effective instructional use of technology?

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of frameworks including, but not limited to, LoTi, SAMR, and TPACK using the lens of the ISTE coaching standards.

Join us for a half-day workshop that will change the way you think about technology infusion.

69. Effectively Managing Crisis Situations

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 3/2/2017 to 4/5/2017

The ability to effectively respond to a crisis is an essential quality for school and district leaders. The ease with which information and misinformation is shared on social media and the 24-hour news cycle adds a level of complexity to an already complex process. Although no two crises are the same, they do follow a predictable cycle of planning and preparation, response, recovery and debriefing. In this workshop, best practices in crisis response will be explored through case studies, a panel of regional experts and group discussions. Participants will be involved in a variety of interactive activities and leave with practical materials and resources to assist them through future crises.

70. Engineering in the Elementary Classroom

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 3/2/2017

The New York Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) include engineering for all students. This workshop will provide a comprehensive review of the engineering practices. Participants will explore through hands on design problems and challenges the shifts in instruction that are needed to successfully implement engineering in their classrooms. They will use this experience to master the engineering design cycle and learn the new vocabulary. They will leave with resources to plan further activities and an understanding of how to integrate engineering into their Science, CCLS, ELA and Math curricula.
This professional development will consist of a two-day workshop. The Spanish Literacy professional development workshop is designed to provide participants with effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students at all levels of proficiency. This two-day professional development program will provide participants with practical, research-based strategies along with practical tools for developing metalinguistic awareness in students that will lead to academic success in both Spanish and English. An emphasis will be placed on developing academic language and literacy skills in content classrooms in which Spanish is the medium of instruction.
In this workshop participants will:


• Analyze the Principles of Effective Instruction for Language Learners and participate in activities that model those principles


• Learn how to foster the development of academic language in Spanish in content area instruction


• Build students' metalinguistic awareness to promote cross-linguistic transfer



• Examine similarities and differences between the languages as it relates to instruction of emergent bilingual students on the following topics: Phonology (sound-letter correspondences,Morphology (word formation), Lexicon (cognates and false cognates), Grammar (sentence structure), Pragmatics (language use)


• Apply the Principles of Effective Instruction for Language Learners to their lesson planning


• Determine strategies and activities to build students' literacy skills in the context of a balanced literacy program


• Promote academic language and literacy development in content area instruction
Please note: This workshop will be facilitated in the Spanish language.

72. CSE Part 2: Next Steps - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 3/2/2017

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

74. ELL's: Meeting the Academic Needs of English Language Learners

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 4/16/2017

English Language Learners present special challenges for teachers in today's classrooms. A successful ELL teacher learns to balance the language learning needs of the students with the appropriate content. The knowledge and skills students gain in ELL classes positively affect their lives at school and home. As the diversity of the United States increases, so too does the need for teachers of second language learners. Participants in this course will create lesson plans that incorporate strategies to reach ELL students. This class is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.

75. A Fresh Look At Revision in Writing (Grades 3-5)

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers of grades 3-5, directors of ELA

Dates: 3/6/2017

The word revision literally means to see again. Successful writers know that reviewing and revising writing to clarify and enhance meaning is an essential step of the writing process. Young writers, however, frequently struggle with revision or are reluctant to return to their writing at all.

In this workshop, participants will explore topics such as what effective revision should look like in the early grades, the difference between revision and editing, how to engage peers in supporting each other, and what type of feedback is most helpful to students. They will discuss how to facilitate the revision process with a large group of diverse learners. They will also analyze student writing in order to determine what feedback students need now to become stronger, more confident writers and revisers. Everyone will leave with a toolkit of revision strategies that will build students' capacity and willingness to revise, resulting in more enjoyment around revision in the classroom and improved student writing.

Participants in this workshop will receive small group, customized, virtual follow-up support from LitLife consultants to support their implementation of the workshop strategies with their own students.
In this workshop, teachers will participate in activities designed to develop an inquiry approach to learning math with tasks which actively engage and challenge students. Teachers will experience a rich collection of tasks on number, operations, and algebraic thinking as well as explore ways to incorporate them into their math program. Math tasks on various entry levels will be explored and differentiated to meet the needs of all students.

77. Photography and the Visual Arts as a School/District Storytelling Medium

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and administrators interested in further understanding how to use photography and the visual arts to tell a school/district story

Dates: 3/6/2017

The Visual Arts are a wonderful field to help in telling powerful stories. With everyone walking around with a powerful camera these days, the art of photographic storytelling is easily within reach.

During this workshop, educators will explore how photographs can help tell a story, and can further the goals of a school or district through the insight, emotion, and wondering that pictures provide. Working with photographer Harlin Miller, attendees will:
-Explore the power of visual media and consider how voice and branding can benefit from these modes of expression
-Consider examples of ways in which schools are using visual media and identify different avenues of photography, and different platforms for picture-taking
-Identify strategies for better picture taking, such as how to make the most of lighting, composition, and the subject matter being photographed
-Discuss two main types of photography (documentary and portraiture), and engage in mock photo shoots to try strategies out.

Attendees will have the opportunity to pilot strategies back in their buildings and districts and will then gather virtually (at a date to be announced) for a conference call with Harlin to share outcomes and discuss next steps.

78. Fountas and Pinnell Introduction to Teaching in a Readers' Workshop (Grades 3 - 5)

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 3/8/2017

In this two-day introductory workshop, participants learn the structure of the readers' workshop and the opportunities it offers to scaffold student learning through whole group, small group, and individual learning experiences. Teachers will learn how to:


Design minilessons using assessment data and the Continuum of Literacy Learning to meet the needs of their readers
Design literacy centers that support independent practice of authentic reading, writing, and word study
The importance of independent reading, responding to reading, and whole group sharing to summarize student learning

79. Modeling: A Focus on the Science Practice of Developing and Using Models In the Design of Instruction Aligned with the New Science Standards

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: K-12 educators interested in learning more about the Science and Engineering Practice of modeling

Dates: 3/7/2017

Developing and Using Models is one of the eight Science and Engineering Practices, and it is considered the central practice in science and in science instruction. To understand scientific ideas, it is important for students to construct models that explain phenomena, to show how their models are consistent with their evidence, and to explain the limitations of those models. However, students are seldom involved in this process of designing models in the typical science classroom.

In this workshop, teachers will develop strategies for involving their students in constructing, using, testing, evaluating, revising, and sharing of models, as they learn the disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts. Teachers will:
-Experience what modeling is like in the classroom
-Review online resources for modeling tools
-Develop a repertoire of experiences that provide students with evidence about a natural phenomenon
-Plan instruction to involve students as learners in the construction of models.

80. Adobe DC Professional - Basics

Program: Staff Development (PNW BOCES Employees Only)

Dates: 3/7/2017

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Learn the new Acrobat DC interface; edit text and images in a PDF; send for e-signature.

81. Unpacking Your Districts' Union Contracts: Ensuring Positive Labor Relations

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 3/28/2017

This workshop has been changed to ONLINE with a March 7th, 2017 synchronous session at 7 PM and again March 28th at 7 PM. This workshop provides a solid, practical understanding of what contract language means and how it will likely be interpreted in the event of a dispute. Key topics in this session include: ● Key contract clauses common to school district contracts ● Exploring the nature and scope of "management rights" ● Understanding the source of a school district's management rights, including the doctrine of reserved management rights ● The practical scope and meaning of the management rights clauses in your contracts ● How a district's management rights can be affected by contract language or past practices ● The exercise of management rights with a view toward positive labor-management relations ● Principles of contract interpretation that dictate the meaning of contract language ● The role and impact of past practice ● Standards for defining/proving a binding past practice ● The impact of past practice on the meaning of contract language and a school district's course of action ● Terminating a past practice

82. Enhancing Formative Assessment through Embedded Technology

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Grade K-12 teachers

Dates: 3/8/2017

The focus of this workshop will be how to successfully embedded digital formative assessment in a lesson and use it to drive instructional decisions. Research on the topic will be shared along with a variety of online tools that can be used in classrooms with one-to-one technology, as well as those classrooms with less technology available. Participants will learn about the power of the data collected via these tools, and the reports available, to drive instructional decisions and have an opportunity to create formative assessments and/or templates for use in their classrooms.

83. Transitioning to the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) - The K-12 Progressions

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: District teams, preferably composed of at least one teacher teaching science from each building, and a building or district administrator

Dates: 3/8/2017 to 5/18/2017

The NYSSLS have three dimensions-the Science and Engineering Practices, the Disciplinary Core Ideas, and the Cross-Cutting Concepts. The dimensions are foundational for all student achievement in science, since Performance Expectations and sample assessments include all three. It is vital that all teachers of science understand the progressions of these dimensions both at their grade level/course and also as part of the overall P-12 program. If students are to achieve mastery, educators must begin to clearly articulate what students are expected to know and do at each grade and work together to build on previous years' learning. Progression documents are already available which will provide a framework for workshop discussion and planning. This two-day workshop is designed for teams of teachers representing each building in a district.

During the initial day, participants will become fully aware of the progressions of the dimensions, P-12. They will explore the resources available for planning the transition to a NYSSLS-aligned curriculum. They will identify critical areas and develop an action plan. They will also structure communication between buildings through the team and continue their work in district.

During the second session, teams will report back and receive feedback. Participants will receive New York State Education Department and NYSSLS updates and explore models of success from NGSS States. They will then refine their plans to identify specific mastery expectations and strategies to support all students learning science.

84. Accessibility Features to Promote Learning

Program: Education Technology

Dates: 3/8/2017

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Join us for an opportunity to learn about some of the accessibility features that are part of every computer. From use of text to speech to just increasing a computers font, these simple techniques can help our children with learning or physical limitations in a tremendous way.

85. Writing in Education: Using Our Experiences to Empower Ourselves and Others

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders interested in deepening their educational writing skills

Dates: 3/9/2017 to 6/6/2017

The act of writing is at times both anxiety-inducing and cathartic. When we write, we have the opportunity to both reflect on our previous practices, and engage in planning for continuous improvement.

Education is a field where the opportunities to write can be found everywhere. Whether it is via blog posts, short social sharing via social media, or writing longer-form pieces in the way of articles or books, we can use the power of the written word and the experience of bringing pen to paper (or finger to key) to help us become better, and to hopefully help others grow as well.

During this workshop, we will take time to explore methods to become a more regular educational writer including: - Journaling - Web 2.0 writing (including Twitter, LinkedIn posts, blogging, etc.) - Drafting, writing, and editing short form and long form paper pieces - Using writing as a form of collaboration.

Our follow up virtual session will give us the chance to share writing, as well as to consider next steps, reviewers circles, etc.

86. PBIS Coaches' Forum - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 3/9/2017

Coaches' Forums will provide opportunities for PBIS team leaders (coaches & co-coaches) to expand their understanding of critical components of PBIS implementation, enhance the fidelity of practice at their setting, and improve their coaching and leadership skills. Through attendance at Coaches' Forum meetings, PBIS Coaches will network with colleagues across the region, engage in discussion of effective practices, and review materials and tools for future use with their school teams. PRESENTERS' RECOMMENDATION: For schools or coaches new to PBIS - Sign up for our New Coaches' PBIS Basic Training workshop which will run during the afternoon session (immediately following) this workshop. The morning Forum and afternoon Basic Training were designed in collaboration to provide our PBIS Coaches with a full day of training to support their school implementation efforts and enhance their coaching and leadership abilities.
Transgender and nonconforming students have taken the spotlight in recent months. This workshop will be a combination of presentation, discussion, hypotheticals and group participation. The topics being covered are students' rights to request name change, parent input, change of school and medical records, community bathrooms, locker rooms and sports participation.

88. Building Your Tier 2 Curriculum for PBIS Coaches - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 3/9/2017

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This half day workshop is designed for PBIS Coaches' interested in building and enhancing their Tier 2 supports. Content will focus on strategies to assess student need for Tier 2 supports as well as the design and implementation of Tier 2 interventions. This will include the development and delivery of Tier 2 intervention teams as well as social - emotional skills groups.

89. New Coaches' PBIS Basic Training - PNW BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC

Dates: 3/9/2017

This half-day training is designed for PBIS Coaches' whose schools are in the early stages of PBIS implementation. Content will focus on the essential elements of effective implementation at the Tier 1 / Universal level. Coaches will learn about effective systems and practices to implement and sustain PBIS and will have the opportunity to consider how to apply the information covered to their unique settings and student populations. PRESENTERS' RECOMMENDATION: Sign up for our PBIS Coaches' Forum which will run during the morning session (immediately prior) to this workshop. The morning Forum and afternoon Basic Training were designed in collaboration to provide our PBIS Coaches with a full day of training to support their school implementation efforts and enhance their coaching and leadership abilities.

90. Recertification Training of Lead Evaluators of Teachers - Spring Cohort

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Lead evaluators of teachers previously trained who require recertification training

Dates: 3/10/2017 to 5/9/2017

This two-day workshop fulfills the requirement for lead evaluators of teachers to be recertified after initial lead evaluator training and is an opportunity to share problems of practice regarding implementation of 3012-d. Also of importance, is the opportunity to explore and support supervision and coaching practices when providing feedback to teachers based on differentiation of needs. Inter-rater reliability will also be one strand of this workshop.
CAN*DO is a gathering of educators and community professionals who are interested in learning more about CDOS Commencement Credential and work-based learning opportunities. Join us as we explore various programs and activities districts may offer to satisfy requirements needed to award the credential including community work experiences, school-based enterprises, service learning and so much more. You will have opportunities to collaborate with other districts and to learn 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, 9-11am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY Mar. 10, 9-11am, PNW BOCES, Yorktown Heights, NY May 19, 9-11am, Southern Westchester BOCES, Harrison, NY

92. National Board Certification Writing Retreat

Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

Dates: 3/10/2017 to 3/11/2017

This 2 day writing retreat is designed for candidates already engaged in the National Board Process. Candidate Support Providers will be available to answer questions, give feedback on entries and/or videos, and guide candidates toward building a successful portfolio. You may opt to utilize this as a quiet work time or work collaboratively with other candidates. Please bring your National Board Materials and a device. Wifi will be available.

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

Program: NYS State Certification Courses

Audience: All individuals pursuing SED certification/licensure

Dates: 3/11/2017

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.

94. Mandarin User Group Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists, Library Clerks, and Library Aides

Dates: 3/13/2017

Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a Mandarin User Group meeting. Join fellow LMS, Library Clerks, and Library Aides from the region at this local User Group meeting with Holly Pizzuta to learn how to get the most out of your library software and learn more about new features of Mandarin M5 and Oasis. Attend this free User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by Holly, our Mandarin representative, you will gain valuable insight on all the latest feature and upgrades.

95. SLS Network Meeting: Collection Development

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/15/2017

Collection Development: Explore best practices in analyzing your library's collection, material selection, and weeding. Also, share the materials that are flying off of the shelves.

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

96. Blended Learning Series: Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Teachers and leaders hoping to build their leadership capacity

Dates: 3/15/2017

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.

97. Skills Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A)

Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

Dates: 3/15/2017 to 3/17/2017

The Skill Training for Emotional Problem Solving for Adolescents (STEPS-A) is a universal social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum designed for middle and high school adolescents in educational settings. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is designed to help adolescents develop coping strategies and decision-making abilities, especially under emotional distress. The DBT STEPS-A curriculum is based on the skills components of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) that have been shown to be effective with high-risk adults and adolescents. The focused population for DBT STEPS-A is Tier I of a multitier or RTI system.

The training design of the DBT STEPS-A curriculum is to establish four basic elements that are necessary in implementing the curriculum effectively: Background and Development of DBT STEPS-A, Structure and Implementation Issues, Acquisition of Skills, and Practice of Skills.
A. Background and Development
B. Structure and Implementation
C. Skill Acquisition:
D. Skill Performance:
All workshop participants will receive a copy of the STEPS-A Curriculum.

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 workshop is approved for 18 Contact Hours

98. Library Council Meeting

Program: Professional Library

Audience: Library Council Members

Dates: 3/15/2017

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

99. Elementary-Level Science (ELS) Performance Test Training

Program: Curriculum Center

Audience: Elementary teachers, science coordinators, teachers and/or leaders who will be administering or rating the ELS assessment

Dates: 3/16/2017

This one day workshop will prepare participants to set up, administer, and score the current version (Form A) of the New York State Elementary-Level Science test. This workshop will be most worthwhile to educators new to the ELS assessment. As a result of this workshop, educators will:
-Identify Grades K-4 Learning Standards and core major understandings that are being addressed in the ELS assessment
-Become familiar with how to set up the three task stations for the performance test
-Acquire helpful tips for the setup and administration of the performance test
-Be able to administer, and learn how to score, the performance portion of the ELS test
-Turnkey train other elementary level teachers who will be administering and scoring the performance component
-Share strategies and ideas for developing parallel tasks and learning activities.

100. Investigations Under the Dignity Act

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Dates: 3/16/2017

This hands-on, practical training is designed to ready participants to conduct investigations under the Dignity Act. With an eye toward DASA's "prompt and thorough investigation mandate, this training will cover: Investigation planning Preservation of evidence Interviewing techniques Note taking and documentation Resolution of credibility issues Legal issues associated with investigations of students and staff in NYS public schools Training objectives, learning activities and discussion will reflect the scenarios and dilemmas that Dignity Act Coordinators are likely to face when discharging their investigative responsibilities. Participants will have access to a pre-workshop, online course covering the general legal requirements of DASA.

101. Teachable Moments: Science 21, In the News (2nd Session)

Program: Science 21

Audience: K-6

Dates: 3/16/2017

Nothing keeps curriculum current like tying it to what's happening in the world around us! Join us for a BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) learning session as we discuss current science happenings and how these can be incorporated into the SCIENCE 21 curriculum at different grade levels. The facilitator will share a number of resources and articles prior to each session. Feel free to bring some of your own resources and ideas to the session as well! Since discussed topics will change as science events in the world do, you can enroll in one or both sessions! Note: these are half-day sessions from 12:00-3:00.