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1. Accessing the Monroe One BOCES Overdrive Collection with SORA

Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Educators in the Monroe One BOCES region

Dates: 4/13/2020

NewStarting Soon
In this hour-long webinar on Friday morning, learn how to use SORA (the Student Overdrive Reading App with our extensive Monroe One BOCES Overdrive collection of ebooks and audiobooks). We will cover how to log in, how to access simultaneous use ebooks and audiobooks, how to enter a public library card and search both collections. The webinar is open to all educators in the Monroe One BOCES region. Webinar link will be sent directly to registrants in a separate email.

2. Facilitating a "Community Circle Check-In" via Zoom

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Administrators, etc

Dates: 4/14/2020

NewStarting Soon
During this time, we all need a little check-in and support. Join us for a one hour refreshing learning connection through Zoom. In this one hour learning experience, participants will: - Engage in a 'Community Circle Check In' using Zoom video conferencing service - Share questions and answers focused on the "how to..." for hosting a Community Circle Check-In via Zoom - Learn and explore practical resources and strategies for facilitating an inclusive Community Circle Check-In via Zoom. A Zoom link will be shared out prior to the start of the session.

3. Organizing Google Classroom and Classroom Updates

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators (Classroom Teachers, Instructional Specialists, Special Area Teachers, Instructional Technology Specialists)

Dates: 4/14/2020

NewStarting Soon
Google Classroom has updated several features to create an engaging and rich learning experience for students. During this webinar, educators will learn how to organize Google Classroom to best engage students and the new features to ensure they are providing a rich learning experience for students.

Zoom Join Link will be sent to attendees prior to event.

4. Creating Playlists for Student Learning

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/14/2020

NewStarting Soon
Playlists are "a sequence of resources and/or activities for students to complete...without the teacher having to be present". During this session we will learn how to create interactive playlists as well as look at already created examples that you can use as templates. Zoom link will be emailed to attendees

5. Engage Students With HyperDocs

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators (Classroom Teachers, Instructional Specialists, Special Area Teachers, Instructional Technology Specialists)

Dates: 4/15/2020

NewStarting Soon
HyperDocs allow students to engage in a learning experience using digital resources, which is perfect during school closures. HyperDocs allow for differentiation and self-paced learning along with engaging the learners and the opportunity for reflection. During this webinar, attendees will learn the Whys and Hows of creating and sharing HyperDocs with students.

Webinar Join Link will be sent prior to the event

6. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 4/15/2020

NewStarting Soon
This is an opportunity for Elementary Principals to meet virtually in order to share ideas and problem solve as a group. The link to the meeting will be sent out via email prior to the session.

7. Facilitating a "Community Circle Check-In" via Zoom

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, Support Staff, Coaches, Administrators, etc

Dates: 4/15/2020

NewStarting Soon
During this time, we all need a little check-in and support. Join us for a one hour refreshing learning connection through Zoom. In this one hour learning experience, participants will: - Engage in a 'Community Circle Check In' using Zoom video conferencing service - Share questions and answers focused on the "how to..." for hosting a Community Circle Check-In via Zoom - Learn and explore practical resources and strategies for facilitating an inclusive Community Circle Check-In via Zoom. A Zoom link will be shared out prior to the start of the session.

8. Providing Students with Effective Feedback

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, Teacher leaders.

Dates: 4/15/2020

NewStarting Soon
Effective feedback allows students to make sense of the how and what of their learning and use it to revise and improve their quality of work. This webinar session answers what makes feedback effective, what it looks like, and how teachers can employ it. Registrants will have the opportunity to test out providing feedback to their students after this session and participate in an optional zoom follow-up meeting on March 27th from 9 am to 10 am (more info will be provided during the webinar). Zoom Join Link will be emailed to attendees 1 hour prior to the start of the webinar session.

9. Video Resources in SAFARI Montage (Webinar)

Program: Multimedia Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Educators in in the Monroe One BOCES Multimedia Service

Dates: 4/15/2020

NewStarting Soon
In this hour long update, we'll review the basics of logging into SAFARI Montage, searching for videos, including them on playlists, and managing playlists. We will review new content, and show you how to share videos through permalinks and embed codes.

This webinar is for educators whose districts participate in the Monroe One BOCES Multimedia service. If you have a question about whether your district participates, please contact Liesl or Mark. Zoom link will be shared with registrants via email the night before.

10. Deeper Dive into Apple Native iPad Apps

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K - 12 educators

Dates: 4/16/2020

Instructional Technology
K 12
Educators, Librarians, ITS
"THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE."

This workshop is a deeper dive into the native iPad Apps. Educators will be able to create rigorous learning experiences which allows students to be producers to share their knowledge in creative and collaborative ways. This workshop will focus into the following apps: iMovie, Pages, Keynote, Numbers, and Garageband.

Attendees will create an iMovie project that integrates the new green screen feature and is tied to a learning experience they will teach in the near future.

11. Facilitating a "Community Circle Check-In" via Zoom

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, Support Staff, Coaches, Administrators, etc

Dates: 4/16/2020

New
During this time, we all need a little check-in and support. Join us for a one hour refreshing learning connection through Zoom. In this one hour learning experience, participants will: - Engage in a 'Community Circle Check In' using Zoom video conferencing service - Share questions and answers focused on the "how to..." for hosting a Community Circle Check-In via Zoom - Learn and explore practical resources and strategies for facilitating an inclusive Community Circle Check-In via Zoom. A Zoom link will be shared out prior to the start of the session.

12. The Path Forward: Refining Your Practice (for Administrators, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders)

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Administrators, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 4/16/2020 to 6/4/2020

"THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE." This blended professional learning experience is designed to support administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders as they continue to refine their practice. Anchoring in an equity mindset, we will explore the following as they relate to each participant's role and setting: -Addressing change using the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM); -Planning & facilitating meetings and professional learning; -Choosing and using protocols; -Conducting Crucial Conversations. This blended course will combine regional workshops hosted at Monroe #1 BOCES (3 days total) and online meetings and webinars (6 hours total). Between meetings, participants will implement the concepts explored and then collaboratively reflect on and refine their newly acquired skills. The progressive nature of these sessions will support participants as they continue down the path of instructional coaching and/or teacher leadership.

13. Schoology: Using Completion Rules and Individually Assigning Materials for Differentiation

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/16/2020

New
We will go over how to use completion rules and individually assigning material settings to help differentiate learning materials for students. Zoom link with be emailed to attendees before the session.

14. Online Learning: How to create an interactive online learning environment in Schoology

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/16/2020

New
During this webinar, attendees will learn how to structure their online classrooms using the interactive tools provided in Schoology tools to create interactivity that demonstrates student engagement and comprehension.

Facilitators will use Schoology to demonstrate, however this format will work in any learning management system.

15. Getting Started with LibGuides

Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/17/2020

New
LibGuides is an online platform that allows librarians to curate knowledge and information, and share it with students, teachers and parents. It is a great way to organize resources that are accessible everywhere.

This workshop is designed for Librarians ONLY.

16. LibGuides User Group

Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/17/2020

New
This is for Librarians Only.

Been using LibGuides, and have some questions? Use this hour to connect with Liesl and other librarians in the region who are using LibGuides to ask those questions and discuss strategies for LibGuides in this weird unprecedented time.

17. Providing Students with Effective Feedback

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, teacher leaders.

Dates: 4/20/2020

New
Effective feedback allows students to make sense of the how and what of their learning and use it to revise and improve their quality of work. This webinar session answers what makes feedback effective, what it looks like, and how teachers can employ it. Registrants will have the opportunity to test out providing feedback to their students after this session and participate in an optional zoom follow-up meeting on March 27th from 9 am to 10 am (more info will be provided during the webinar). Zoom Join Link will be emailed to attendees 1 hour prior to the start of the webinar session.

18. Webinar: Create Engaging Curriculum & Projects with the iPad Basic Apps

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/21/2020

New
During this live webinar, attendees will learn how to support student as they become producers of their knowledge utilizing iPad Apps. The iPad is full of engaging apps out of the box ready to enrich student learning experiences. Apple Certified Educators will lead the day to provide an interactive learning experience in which attendees will have resources to integrate into curriculum the next day.

Attendees are encouraged to view webinar on computer so their iPad is free to explore

The following apps will be used during the webinar:
Numbers
Pages
Keynote
iMovie

19. Hosted by NYSCATE: STEAM and Curriculum Integration with Makey Makey (Free MakeyMakey Included)

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 teachers, Instructional Technology Specialists, Coaches

Dates: 4/22/2020

New
Date Changed to April 22nd 9am - 3pm (1 hour lunch)

A Zoom meeting link will be sent to everyone who is enrolled

Hosted by NYSCATE

Students are constantly consuming content and using inventions that are created by others. Makey Makey allows students to create their own content on Scratch and use design thinking to create their own inventions. During this workshop participants will learn the basics of Scratch and using the Makey Makey. Participants will also get hands on examples on how they can integrate Makey Makey into their curriculum. ***All who attend will receive a free Makey Makey***

20. Building Resiliency: Integrating Practices for Greater Teacher and Student Wellness

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/23/2020 to 6/11/2020

"THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY POSTPONED. PLEASE DO NOT ENROLL UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE." Making and keeping positive lifestyle changes can be challenging as it takes time, discipline, and commitment. Often individuals find that they are more likely to succeed in making these changes when they have the support of an ongoing group. This 4-session series (after school time) is specifically designed to support participants in establishing and integrating their Individual Resiliency Plans into their everyday lives. There will be a space for open dialogue among participants and support to clear any barriers to establishing greater self-care and resiliency practices. We will also discuss how these tools and practices can be integrated into the classroom to foster greater student resiliency and engagement, which will help to promote an SEL (Social and Emotional Learning) culture.
Participants who participated in "Building Resiliency: Essential SEL Tools and Student Wellness" Workshop have first preference

21. Phonemic Proficiency: What is it? Why is it so important?

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-5 teachers, Reading Teachers, Special Educators

Dates: 4/24/2020

Phonemic proficiency is automatic, unconscious access to phonemes in spoken words. It requires students to develop their phonological awareness skills to the advanced level. Participants in this full day learning experience will learn about the work of David Kilpatrick and Linnea Ehri. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore teaching tools and resources such as Heggerty's phonemic awareness curriculum in order to that support students' reading development.

22. LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) 3rd Edition, Volume 1 Cohort A

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Teachers, Reading Specialists, Special Education Teachers, ENL Teachers, Building Administrators

Dates: 4/27/2020 to 5/28/2020

LETRS comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions. LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes. This 6 day series will address volume 1. Volume 2 has been scheduled for the fall. Participants need to sign up separately for volume 2.

23. ISTE Certification for Educators

Program: Model Schools - Instructional Specialist- CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: K-12 Educators, Administators, Technology Leaders

Dates: 4/29/2020 to 4/30/2020

NEW Date: May 14th & 15th

Learning will be via video conferencing and online learning


Focused on Pedagogy. Based on the ISTE Standards.

Lunch Included

Full Workshop Description: http://bit.ly/2GniO8a (copy link and paste in browser)

ISTE is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It's not about edtech per se, it's about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes.

For Classroom Educators, Coaches and Library Media Specialists

ISTE Certification helps build a teacher's professional profile and provides a digital credential to demonstrate mastery and earn recognition for his or her work in using technology to transform learning.

For School & District Leaders
ISTE Certification provides education leaders with a way to identify a school or district's educators who are leading the way with digital age teaching practices. The certification also provides a vendor-neutral edtech credential that can be used in staff hiring decisions.

Certification Process


Through the ISTE Certification process, educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. After completing the blended learning course, participants will have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. Content will be taught in the following four modules: Designing For Diversity; Personalized Learning & Alternative Assessments; Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking & Computational Thinking; and The New Digital Citizenship.

PD Hours includes online course and portfolio creation

24. 6th Grade Stats Bootcamp

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/29/2020

*** TO BE HELD AT WEST IRONDEQUOIT ***The Next Generation standards have moved a large amount of Statistics standards from 7th grade to 6th grade. Participants will be able to take a deep dive into these new standards and understand what is required of their students. Participants will also have time to unit plan, collaborate with other professionals in the area and join an online Schoology group to have continued support through implementation.

25. Stop Motion Video using Mini Green Screens

Program: Multimedia Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 4/30/2020

Teach your students to create frame-by-frame animation (Stop-Motion) on the iPad using two free iPad apps and a green screen pizza box. Stop Motion Video is a creative and fun way for students to express complex ideas in a digital media format. Leveraging green screen technology allows your students to "think outside the pizza box!"

Whether you're new or experienced with green screen video production, stop motion animation, or the iMovie and iMotion apps, this workshop will be a great introduction (or refresher) to a creative way for students to show what they know. Spend and hour-and-a-half with Mark D'Annunzio and Liesl Toates delving into the creative process in this fun, hands-on workshop.

26. LibraryGirl

Program: Library Services - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Librarians in the Monroe One Region

Dates: 5/5/2020

Jennifer LaGarde (A.K.A. LibraryGirl) is a lifelong teacher and learner with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives, meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty and helping learners (of all ages) discern fact from fiction in the information they consume.

Jennifer has published numerous articles on best educational practices for journals like Teacher Librarian, ISTE, School Library Connections and Knowledge Quest. She is also the coauthor of the book Fact VS Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking in the Age of Fake News with Darren Hudgins. She also keeps an award-winning blog, The Adventures of Library Girl.

Librarians in the Monroe One region are invited to spend the day with us learning from Jennifer. Location TBA.

27. Making a Mighty Mark on the World: Helping Grades 3-5 Writers Craft Arguments that Matter

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Grades 3, 4, and 5 teachers, intervention specialists, elementary curriculum coordinators & leaders

Dates: 5/6/2020

Participants in this workshop will examine what can happen when we root writers in empathy, help them identify problems worth solving and opportunities worth taking in the world around them, and writing in order to make a difference. Join us as we put a careful eye on everything that the Next Generation ELA Standards affords writing teachers and the kids they love most--all of whom have the ability and now, the invitation, to leave a might mark on the world. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in tech based coaching session with Angela about what they design on the May 6th session. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m./program begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. AngelaStockman.com Twitter.com/AngelaStockman

28. Classroom Management

Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/6/2020 to 5/7/2020

This 2-day training package is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive and proactive classroom management strategies including: 1) arranging the physical environment, 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules, 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines, 4) active supervision, 5) behavior specific praise, 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior, 7) class-wide group contingencies, 8) multiple opportunities to respond.

29. Indicator 13: Transition in the IEP

Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/12/2020

This training will provide participants with information on gathering and incorporating transition information into the Individualized Education Program (IEP). Participants will learn about and understand transition services and the practice of implementation as delineated by NYS Education Law and Regulations; capture and implement these practices into a clearly articulated process; develop practices that support appropriately developed IEPs; and increase the successful transition of youth with disabilities in New York State. Participants will also learn how to document transition planning and services within the IEP.

30. Monroe County Literacy Leaders: Session 4

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: ELA teacher leaders, curriculum coordinators

Dates: 5/13/2020

The Monroe County Literacy Leaders group meets throughout the school year in order to provide ELA specific updates from NYSED; explore best curriculum, assessment, and instructional practices; and provide networking opportunities among group members. The sessions provide opportunities to process changes in and implementation of the Next Generation ELA standards. Phase II: Capacity Building of the Next Generation Standards Roadmap includes 4 goals: integration of standards into the curriculum; support instructional needs aligned with standards; support professional development needs of districts to ensure standards alignment; and support development of local assessments aligned to standards. With the goals of the roadmap in mind, this group will examine the following this school year: -The newly developed tool, Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation ELA Standards, designed to facilitate local conversations around curriculum and classroom instruction. -Local assessment design and use (formative and summative) -Next Generation ELA Standards resources for parents -Early Learning Standards (new resources!)

31. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/14/2020

This one-day training teaches the basic fundamentals of specially designed instruction (SDI) required by Federal and State regulations for students receiving special education services. Participants will learn about the Federal and New York State regulatory definitions and guidelines for SDI; how SDI is different from general education instruction; what elements of instruction may be adapted in SDI; the differences between SDI accommodations and modifications; and how to develop SDI based upon individual student needs.

32. Navigating Adult Services

Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Dates: 5/14/2020

During this training, participants will be provided information on the various adult service agencies available in NYS and the different types of services each agency provides. Participants will leave with an understanding of the eligibility, referral and application process for each agency. Additionally, the importance of promoting self-determination throughout the transition planning process will be explored.

33. Student Engagement: Learning is Not a Spectator Sport

Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

Audience: Classroom teachers, teacher leaders

Dates: 5/19/2020 to 5/20/2020

What does it mean for learners to be truly engaged? Compliance? Answering teacher directed questions when called on? Following Directions? Or does it run deeper than that?
Educators in these professional learning sessions will explore answers to those questions by:
  • assessing their current practices and developing a rationale for what they believe and value about student engagement
  • developing plans that build a culture/environment that supports positive student engagement
  • sharing their learning with others in this session about specific engagement strategies and protocols
  • designing lessons that embed engagement strategies including some that utilize instructional technology
    A variety of instructional technology and non-instructional technology driven engagement strategies will be modeled, analyzed and used by teachers for their planning of upcoming lessons and/or units of study. Participants will have time to plan a lesson or unit that embeds standards-aligned student engagement strategies.
  • 34. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals

    Dates: 5/20/2020

    This one-day training teaches the basic fundamentals of specially designed instruction (SDI) required by Federal and State regulations for students receiving special education services. Participants will learn about the Federal and New York State regulatory definitions and guidelines for SDI; how SDI is different from general education instruction; what elements of instruction may be adapted in SDI; the differences between SDI accommodations and modifications; and how to develop SDI based upon individual student needs.

    35. "What Diverse Books are Out There? What Should I Consider?": The Text Selection Process

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 teachers, coaches, and administrators

    Dates: 5/29/2020

    In this one day workshop, books will be shared for the K-12 classrooms which cover diversity and tough topics such as immigration, race, being different, and gender identities, etc. Teachers will consider questions on how to select books for their classrooms and classroom libraries. We will consider the process for text selection to diversify one's curriculum while considering how to handle objections and provide a rationale for classroom use. Teams will have time to draft a text selection process for their school or grade level. May 29, 2020 (8:00 -8:30 registration; 8:30-3:00 program) LOCATION: Parker Administration Building in Rush-Henrietta. 2034 Lehigh Station Road Henrietta, NY 14467.

    36. Decoding and the Struggling Readers

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: Math Educators

    Dates: 6/3/2020

    This is a fast-paced, hands-on, activity-based professional development workshop where participants learn strategies that struggling readers can immediately apply to practice what good readers do naturally, which is pay attention to every word, read with a high rate of accuracy, and use strategies for attacking unfamiliar single-syllable and multi-syllabic words. This workshop will provide tools that can help schools build strong literacy foundations in early grades and help remediate decoding issues in upper elementary, middle and high school students.

    37. Tough Times, Tough Talk, and Tough Topics: Using Critical Literacy in the 6-12 Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: 6-12 Secondary ELS and Social Studies Teachers, School Librarians

    Dates: 6/4/2020

    New
    Critical literacy is a theoretical lens that considers students' diverse cultural knowledge and focuses on social issues, making sense of the sociopolitical systems at play as well as questioning those systems. Using Lewison, Flint, and Van Sluys (2002) four dimensions of critical literacy: 1)disrupting the commonplace, 2) interrogating multiple perspectives, 3) focusing on sociopolitical issues, and 4) taking action and promoting social justice, teachers will learn how to create a critical literacy taxonomy to help them develop activities, questions, and lessons. In this session we will explore what critical literacy is and learn a critical literacy taxonomy that teachers can easily use to plan lessons and units. Teachers will: participate in critical literacy activities that will showcase types of activities/lessons created using the taxonomy; learn about an ecology of critical literacy which involves discussing the importance of identifying teachers' biases and assumptions, creating a classroom community for tough talk, and doing a curriculum audit to see what areas they might be able to integrate critical literacy; participate in various activities and practice talk and lesson plan ideas around specific topics and picture books. Resources will be shared that can be used in the classroom. June 4, 2020 (8:00 -8:30 registration; 8:30-3:00 program)

    38. Tough Times, Tough Talk, and Tough Topics: Using Critical Literacy in the K-5 Classroom

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-5 Teachers, School Librarians

    Dates: 6/5/2020

    New
    Critical literacy is a theoretical lens that considers students' diverse cultural knowledge and focuses on social issues, making sense of the sociopolitical systems at play as well as questioning those systems. Using Lewison, Flint, and Van Sluys (2002) four dimensions of critical literacy: 1) disrupting the commonplace, 2) interrogating multiple perspectives, 3) focusing on sociopolitical issues, and 4) taking action and promoting social justice, teachers will learn how to create a critical literacy taxonomy to help them develop activities, questions, and lessons. In this session, we will explore what critical literacy is and learn a critical literacy taxonomy that teachers can easily use to plan lessons and units. Teachers will learn about an ecology of critical literacy which involves discussing the importance of identifying teachers' biases and assumptions, creating a classroom community for tough talk, and doing a curriculum audit to see what areas they might be able to integrate critical literacy. Sample lessons will be shared; ideas on how to talk about race, gender, class through read-alouds, and how to create activities across content areas to solicit critical literacy responses. Teachers will participate in various activities and practice talk and lesson plan ideas around certain topics and picture books. Resources will be shared of books that could be used in the classroom. April 13, 2020 (8:00 -8:30 registration; 8:30-3:00 program)

    39. MTSS Coaches Forum-Replicable Success

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: MTSS Internal Coaches, District External Coaches, or Administrators

    Dates: 6/12/2020

    This session will be an opportunity for school teams to share out success stories for practices they have implemented this year. Participants will learn from one another and have time to collaborate with colleagues. There will also be time for teams to action plan. The presentations will run 8:30-11:30, however teams are welcome to stay and work with technical assistance available for the remainder of the day. If your team is willing to present on a replicable success, please email Hailey Lehman at hailey_lehman@boces.monroe.edu.

    40. Critical Literacy Lesson Design and Planning Series

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: K-12 Teachers

    Dates: 6/29/2020 to 5/20/2021

    This series of professional learning kicks off with a day in the summer, six 1.5 hour after school sessions, and 30-minute individual consultation meetings scheduled between each participant and Joellen. Teachers will learn about implementing an ecology of critical literacy which involves discussing the importance of identifying teachers' biases and assumptions, creating a classroom community for tough talk, and designing lessons using the critical literacy taxonomy. This series provides teachers with guided scaffolding which includes how to implement critical literacy questioning strategies, how to use picture books as read aloud or anticipatory sets around hot topics, practicing critical talk, considering resources for in and out of the classroom, and revising lessons and reflecting on their practice. Through collaborative efforts of the series' participants, teachers will have opportunity for feedback and sharing their lessons with other peers. An electronic repository will be generated for sharing of materials and resources, feedback, and reflection. June 29, 2020 (8:00 -8:30 registration; 8:30-3:00 program)

    41. Standards-Based Assessment and Grading

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: District teams which could include administrators, teacher leaders/coaches and teachers

    Dates: 7/29/2020 to 7/31/2020

    Becoming a standards-based school or district is much more extensive than simply changing your report card. This 3-day institute will take participants on a deep-dive of what it truly means to create a standards-based instructional environment. The first day will focus on standards-based instruction and will highlight the importance of determining the cognitive complexity of standards, creating learning progressions, developing clear criteria and rubrics, and determining the most accurate assessment methods. In addition, day one will highlight the keys to effective feedback and why the separation of achievement from behavioural characteristics is so crucial to assessment accuracy. Days 2 and 3 will focus on developing a standards-based mindset to create a seamless relationship between the instructional and grading paradigms. Specifically, participants will come to know how the grading true north can serve as a metaphorical compass to guide all grading decisions and why traditional grading has run its course. As well, participants will come to know the theory and practices that allow schools and teachers to give students full credit for their learning, redefine student accountability, and repurpose homework.
    Lunch is included all 3 days
    Each participant will receive Tom Schimmer's book, "Grading from the Inside Out"
    Deadline to register: June 30, 2020

    42. NYS Diploma and Credential Options

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 8/12/2020

    The goals of this training are to ensure that participants will understand the Multiple Pathways to Graduation as delineated in New York State law and regulations. Safety Net options available to support graduation for students with disabilities will also be explored in addition to the requirements for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Discussion of the importance and impact of supporting the self-determination of students to aid in the identification of Pathway options and throughout the transition planning process will occur.

    43. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 2 (Units 5-8)

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that have completed 12-day LETRS Training

    Dates: 9/22/2020 to 9/25/2020

    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 2 (Units 5-8) to teachers within your district. Becoming a LETRS Facilitator will deepen your understanding of the content and commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. It will allow you to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS professional development for years to come. Attendees at this session must meet eligibility requirements listed below.

    1. Complete 12 days of LETRS professional development.
    2. Complete the online content for Units 5-8. (You will receive a link and log in to this 60-hour online course once you have registered)
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 8 in the online course with a score of 90% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 2 Manual, Units 5-8 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 5-8 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    44. Facilitator Training for LETRS 3rd Edition Volume 2 (Units 5-8) *Training for Non-Monroe One Districts*

    Program: Office of School Improvement - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Audience: School Staff that have completed 12-day LETRS Training

    Dates: 9/22/2020 to 9/25/2020

    Successful completion of this "train the trainer" professional development results in certification to teach LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 2 (Units 5-8) to teachers within your district. Becoming a LETRS Facilitator will deepen your understanding of the content and commitment to become an expert in the research and evidence-based theories of LETRS. It will allow you to support your district in building a sustainable model in the use of LETRS professional development for years to come.

    Attendees at this session must meet eligibility requirements listed below.

    1. Complete 12 days of LETRS professional development.
    2. Complete the 60-hour online course for Units 5-8 (Purchase on your own)
    3. Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 8 in the online course with a score of 90% or better.

    Participants should bring a laptop computer and LETRS Volume 2 Manual, Units 5-8 that you will receive with your 60-hour course. Note: During this training, attendees will be issued the LETRS Facilitator Guide, Units 5-8 that includes presentation notes and agendas, and access to digital files and other resources.

    45. NYS Diploma and Credential Options

    Program: Mid West Regional Partnership Center - CTLE Approved Sponsor

    Dates: 1/7/2021

    The goals of this training are to ensure that participants will understand the Multiple Pathways to Graduation as delineated in New York State law and regulations. Safety Net options available to support graduation for students with disabilities will also be explored in addition to the requirements for the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential and the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential. Discussion of the importance and impact of supporting the self-determination of students to aid in the identification of Pathway options and throughout the transition planning process will occur.