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1. Common Sense Education: Digital Citizenship Certification Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Library Media Specialists, Instructional Specialists, Technology Integration Support

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 10/1/2016

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Become a Digital Citizenship Certified Educator! This 8-week course consists of 5 modules that will walk you through all of the steps in obtaining your certification in digital citizenship through Common Sense Education.

Please be advised: The course is designed so that it should take you approximately 20 hours to complete. There are no fixed due dates for the modules, and the course is designed to be taken sequentially. The course needs to be completed by 10/01/2016. You will need to work at your own pace, but please keep in mind, the course cannot be completed in one day.

Participants who complete all the assessments and assignments will receive a 20 hour completion certificate and being a digital citizenship certified educator is an official stamp of recognition from Common Sense . Once officially certified, you'll receive a digital badge that you can put in your email signature (among other places).

Note: This course will be facilitated within the Schoology learning management system. All participants must have an account in Schoology to participate.
Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.
All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $230
Location: Online

2. Introduction to Coding Classroom Web Pages with HTML5 and CSS3

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 9/12/2016

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HTML5 is the most current version of HTML (HyperText Markup Language), the hidden code behind pages on the Web. HTML is used to structure and organize content; CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) defines the layout of HTML documents: fonts, colors, formatting, images, etc.

The focus of this course will be on creating and troubleshooting classroom web pages. The coding skills learned may be used by educators to introduce students to the fundamentals of web page creation and are the foundation of other front-end languages. HTML and CSS are also very useful skills for jobs involving online content and for troubleshooting and editing wikis, blogs, LMS content and other applications.

Prerequisites: Must be able to download and install a free text editor.

Note: This is a challenging course.

Priority registration for online courses will be given to NERIC Model Schools Service subscribers. All online participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $235
Location: Online

3. Technology and Common Core Math: Finding Resources on EngageNY to Teach PK-8 Math

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2016 to 8/31/2016

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In this blended course, you will learn how to take advantage of a multitude of resources at EngageNY to build a toolbox for tackling common core math. You will build your own bank of research, activities, web links, tip sheets, newsletters, and videos that are helpful to your teaching. Take this time to reflect and plan over the summer, get tips from each other and share what you know in an atmosphere of professional collaboration. You will earn 10 hours online and 2 additional hours at the in-person class on August 31st.

For the in-person class, please bring a laptop. A limited number will be available for use.

This course has been postponed.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: Online and NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

4. Microsoft Excel 2013

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/1/2016

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The Excel 2013 interface is the most popular version of Excel. This full-day session is designed for individuals who have worked with prior versions of Microsoft Excel. The course will focus on relevant classroom and office exercises that can be adapted by educators and support staff. Topics covered will include: the work environment, worksheet and workbook formatting, new ways of manipulating equations and functions, conditional formatting, charts and graphs, importing data, and PivotTables.

Prerequisite: Participants must have prior experience using Microsoft Word. This class is NOT designed for beginners.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

5. Birds, Clouds and Codes - Oh My (Padlet, Symbaloo and QR Codes)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Educators

Dates: 8/2/2016

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This hands-on full day workshop will focus on learning Padlet, Symbaloo and QR Codes within the classroom. These three web-based tools improve classroom management and create environments for collaboration when used in tandem. Integration of the three tools seamlessly together is the goal as well as the time for collaboration and creation.

This workshop is appropriate for iPad users as well a Chromebook users.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100 Plattsburgh

6. K-6 Math Manipulatives: Numbers and Operations

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/3/2016

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This workshop is the first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. This series will allow participants to dive deep into the world of "Hands-On Standards." Participants will learn authentic ways to use manipulatives when teaching students all about numbers and operations. Participants will work with same grade-level teachers, engaging in the activities and discussing how to implement them in their classroom, as well as hear from other grade-level teachers to experience the progressions in the work, and get further ideas for implementation and differentiation. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of using manipulatives for student instruction as well as activities they can use in their classroom this year. Each of the other strands will be addressed in following sessions offered throughout the school year.

7. Guided Reading: Now What? How to Make the Most of Your Guided Reading Groups (AM Session)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/3/2016

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Teachers constantly facing the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of students will find structure and tools they need throughout this workshop. By using the components of an effective guided reading lesson and data to help drive instruction, teachers will begin to see an increase in students that move from emergent readers to proficient readers within this two-session course. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Note: This series is done in person and online. Participants have the option of attending the AM session or the PM session. The subsequent session will be asynchronous.

8. Office 365 for Business Overview

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Administrators, Secretaries, Technicians

Dates: 8/3/2016

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Office 365 for Business is an online version of Microsoft Office. District staff that are utilizing Office365 will benefit from this half day workshop that will showcase using OneDrive, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote collaboratively, as well as some of the best practices for use with students.

Please bring your Office 365 for Business username and password.

Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free
Others: $128.00
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100, Plattsburgh

9. Google Overview (Through a 5 C's Lens)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Administrators, Secretaries, Technicians

Dates: 8/3/2016

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Participants in this half day, hands-on workshop will explore Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drive, Gmail, Calendar and Hangouts, all while brainstorming ways to engage their students through the 5 C's of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and curation. Collaboration and curation of combined resources will be paramount during the workshop.

Please bring a device with the Chrome browser downloaded and your Google login.

Fee: Model Schools Participants: Free
Others: $128.00
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100, Plattsburgh

10. Guided Reading: Now What? How to Make the Most of Your Guided Reading Groups (PM Session)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/3/2016

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Teachers constantly facing the challenge of meeting the diverse needs of students will find structure and tools they need throughout this workshop. By using the components of an effective guided reading lesson and data to help drive instruction, teachers will begin to see an increase in students that move from emergent readers to proficient readers within this two-session course. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Note: This series is done in person and online. Participants have the option of attending the AM session or the PM session. The subsequent session will be asynchronous.

11. Incorporating Chromebooks and the 5 C's into Your Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/4/2016

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This hands-on, full day workshop will have facilitated morning sessions where participants will focus on visioning what is possible with Chromebooks and will collaborate to create a set of resources for their classrooms based around the 5 C's of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and curation. The afternoon sessions will include time for discussions, questions and sharing. Discovery and work time will be embedded into all sessions.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $230
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100, Plattsburgh

12. (RSE-TASC) Giffen Elemenatry School Tier 2, SAIG Training in Albany

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 2 Teams

Dates: 8/4/2016

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This training is intended for the Tier 2 team from Giffen Elementary School who have previously been trained in Check-In, Check-out training and have been implementing this intervention. We will focus on Social/Academic Instructional Groups to provide students with skill building opportunities to be more successful behaviorally and academically. We will identify the type of groups commonly used in the building, as we explore other ways in which students can receive feedback on their skills and ability to follow the universal expectations.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., training begins promptly by 9 a.m. Please register by Tuesday, August 2.

13. Building a Conceptual Understanding of Place Value

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/5/2016

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This full day workshop will take participants through the progression of place value in K-5 math class, seeing everything from the students perspective. Participants will gain clarity on the work done in and outside of their grade level, deepening their understanding of what students know and when, opening their eyes to more possible connections that can be made.

14. Gateway to Blended Learning - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/8/2016 to 9/2/2016

"Struggling with student engagement, differentiated instructions, meeting the various ability levels of your students? Then let technology help you!

Blended learning involves the combination of teacher-based instruction coupled with technology to provide the students with the optimal learning experience.

The purpose of this 15-hour online course is to introduce you into the best practices for blended learning. After this is accomplished you will be introduced to the best and latest tools as you create a blended learning lesson that you can use with your students.

You will be provided with an ENORMOUS amount of support to ensure your success!

You must have access to a Learning Management System, preferably Blackboard 9.1.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Online

15. Implementing the New Social Studies Framework Changes in My Global Studies Classroom

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/8/2016

The new Social Studies Framework has great implications for Global Studies teachers. The new Regents exam will begin in June 2018. What is clear from the SS Framework, and recent updates from NYSED, is the type of questions on this assessment will be very different when compared to the existing exam. Students will be expected to apply content in meaningful ways. This workshop series will focus on how to give students the capacity to construct arguments, make claims, and cite evidence from historical sources in Global Studies. The first session of this five-part series will focus on exploring the new format and skills being tested on the new Global assessment. To continue the work going forward, sessions during the school year will be facilitated to better map skills and content specific to Global Studies. This work will be done with careful consideration of the prototype assessment questions released, the SS Framework and the C3 Inquiries.

16. Evidence Based Observation

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/8/2016

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This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for new administrators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed, discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

17. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 8/8/2016

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

18. A Kinesthetic Approach to Ratios and Proportions

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/9/2016

This full-day workshop will allow participants to dive deep into the middle school strand of Ratios and Proportions, learning authentic ways for students to wrap their hands (and minds!) around this critical content. Participants will work with other middle school teachers, engaging in the activities and discussing how to implement them in their classroom. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of teaching ratios and proportions through visual and kinesthetic activities, as well as materials they can use in their classroom.

19. Google 1: The Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Administrators, Tech Integrators

Dates: 8/9/2016

This full day hands-on workshop will cover the basics including Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Slides, Calendar, Mail and Keep. Participants will learn best practices for embedding these tools into their curriculum regardless of the grade level or content area they teach.

Participants should bring their Google Login and are encouraged to bring their own device.


Fee: Model Schools Participants: FREE
Others: $235.00
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100 Plattsburgh

20. Twitter for the Classroom - Hands-On Session

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 8/9/2016

Twitter for the Classroom will introduce teachers to the world of Twitter. The first part of the session will be devoted to navigating and building your own Twitter site. The focus will then shift to classroom applications of Twitter. Time will be spent viewing and creating samples of how Twitter can be utilized to enhance student engagement, collaboration, and learning.

You must have an active Twitter account prior to the start of class. The instructor will contact participants to offer assistance in setting one up, if needed. Please bring a laptop and mobile device (Smart phone or iPad/tablet). We will be using both. Prior to the start of class let the instructor know if a laptop needs to be provided.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

21. Google 2: Beyond the Basics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Administrators, Tech Integrators

Dates: 8/10/2016

This full day hands-on workshop will include Draw, Sites, Hangouts, Blogger, YouTube and Classroom. Participants will learn best practices for embedding these tools into their curriculum regardless of what they teach.

Fee: Model Schools Participants: FREE
Others: $235
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100 Plattsburgh

22. Argument Writing

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2016

According to the National Common Core Standards, "by the end of high school, students should be able to write arguments to support claims with clear reason and relevant evidence-and they should be able to do so well." Teachers will gain a better understanding of argument writing and how to help students learn to write well. Teachers also will learn how to help students develop critical thinking and analysis skills, and how to consider topics from different positions, so that students will be able to independently develop, evaluate, and write effective arguments.

23. Foldables and Interactive Notebooks

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2016

This full day workshop will take you through the basics of creating an interactive notebook full of foldables and student-created manipulatives applicable across all grade levels. We will create samples, discuss hints and how to avoid common pitfalls, as well as brainstorm additional ways to address the topics in your classroom. This workshop is designed for beginner to intermediate foldable users, and is intended to open your imagination to the possibilities of construction paper, glue, and scissors in the math class.
Does your district subscribe to the Integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts Curriculum from Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES? Are you interested in learning more? (https://www.pnwboces.org/ssela). If so Capital Region BOCES can provide further support using PNW's integrated curriculum. You will learn how to navigate the website, note the alignment to the new NYS Common Core Social Studies Framework and C3, view methods to incorporate reading informational text and writing, and experience the new technology that has been incorporated into the lessons. For those who subscribe, future workshops will be held sharing best practices using the PNW Integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts Curriculum. Note: Licensing of the PNW SS/ELA Curriculum is an additional charge. If your district is not currently subscribing, please contact Tom Schweizer for additional information: 518-464-3911 or tom.schweizer@neric.org.

25. Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: PK - 12 teachers, Tech Integrators

Dates: 8/12/2016

What are the best tools to use with your students, no matter the device you are on? Chromebooks, laptops, Surface Tablets are ALL welcome. This workshop will explore MANY tools and the ways that they can be used with students to incorporate the 5 C's of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and curation.

Fee: Model Schools Participants- Free
Others: $235
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100 Plattsburgh

26. Introduction to EngageNY - Online (Micro Course)

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 8/31/2016

In this 3-hour online course, you will learn how to navigate the multitude of online resources at EngageNY to build a toolbox for tackling the Common Core. You will build your own bank of research, activities, web links, tip sheets, newsletters, and videos that are helpful to your teaching. Take this time to reflect and plan over the summer, get tips from each other and share what you know in an atmosphere of professional collaboration.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128
Location: Online

27. Makerspaces in the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/15/2016

Are you interested in learning how to make a more creative environment within your classroom? Perhaps interested in the concept of students as tinkerers and inventors? Then makerspaces are right up your alley. This full day workshop will cover what it takes to get started to set up a makerspace within the elementary classroom, starting with a small to non-existent budget. Activities will be embedded throughout the day as well as brainstorming and collaboration sessions.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Fee: Model Schools Participants: FREE
Others: $235.00
Location: NERIC Plattsburgh, 1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100 Plattsburgh

28. Padlet- A Multimedia Friendly, Free-Form, Real-Time Wiki - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 9/2/2016

Location: Online

This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to Padlet, an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device. It is like a multimedia friendly, free-form, real-time wiki. Padlet is a great way to organize resources by subject or unit for students to view and/or edit or simply for personal use. It is an excellent tool for visual learners and for teachers who want to provide an easy way for students to access additional course materials. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: Online

29. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 9/2/2016

This course is intended to introduce teachers of all subjects and grade levels to innovative internet tools to use in any classroom. Screencast-O-Matic will be the main tool explored. It gives you the ability to create and share screen recordings to engage your auditory and visual learners. We will also be sharing tools such as Chirbit, Jing, Fakebook, and more! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

Note: All participants must login and/or contact the course instructor within one week of the start of this course.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: Online

30. Teaching Social Studies Skills and Practices Without Doing an "Inquiry" from the NY C3 Toolkit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/15/2016

While the Social Studies Toolkit provides a model to do inquiry based learning in a multi-day format, there are other ways to teach SS skills. How can teachers create lessons and units to include SS skills each day throughout the year? The first session of this five-part workshop series will focus on understanding the vertical articulation of SS Practices outlined in the Framework. Teachers will then learn how to embed the six SS Practices into their curriculum in order to better balance content and skills in daily instruction. Future sessions will look at the C3 inquiries on a micro level in order to deliberately see these practices deliverable in a curricular format. Time will also be spent modifying lessons and units to balance existing content with the new SS Practices.
In this online course, we will use the book Yardsticks by Chip Wood to develop a plan for addressing the developmental needs of our students via Blackboard discussion boards and sharing of resources online.

We will create Word documents and spreadsheets to create a birthday chart for our incoming class, and an outline of what to expect as they progress through the year. We will also create a parent resource. We will use the Blackboard online discussion board to share what we learn with each other. May be used in conjunction with Responsive Classroom strategies. Great resource for National Board Certification candidates; relates to standards for Knowing your Students.

You need access to Virtual Blackboard, word processing, and spreadsheet application. Your incoming class lists including dates of birth would be helpful! You will need to purchase or check out from the library a copy of Yardsticks by Chip Wood, available in paperback.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $235
Location: Online

32. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Saratoga, NY

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 8/15/2016 to 8/18/2016

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The 4 Day CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of all 4 days of training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

Refreshments will NOT be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

33. Bethlehem Google Summit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/16/2016

Join us for this High Intensity Engaging Learning Event!

Learn how to integrate Google Apps for Education, along with many other Google tools into your classroom and professional lives. Join other NYS educators as they explore the world of Google and geek out!

Summit Strands and Themes
Beginners Guide to Google Apps for Education
Sessions for Beginners and Geeks
Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard/Expeditions
Customizing your Chrome Browser
Google Apps for Administrators
Best Practices Using Google in the Classroom

Registration Includes:
Over 30 Sessions to choose from
Beginner, Intermediate and Ninja Strands
Networking and Collaboration with other Google Educators in NYS
Participate in the Google App Slam

App Slam:
Our day will end with this fast paced whole group session. Learn some new websites, Chrome Apps and extensions to take back and use in your instruction tomorrow. Your Google Trainers will show off their favorite tool in a fun lively way, each participant involved in the App Slam will have two minutes to introduce their tool along with how they could use it. Each participant who volunteers to App Slam will be provided with an additional raffle ticket.

Sign up for the App Slam!

This event is hosted by Bethlehem CSD and co-sponsored by NYSCATE, Google and NERIC.

Fee: Model Schools Districts- $99
Others: $99, register though NYSCATE directly here
Location: Bethlehem High School, 700 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY

34. Collaborative Learning

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/16/2016

Much has been written about cooperative learning, but many teachers may not know much about it. Equipped with only a partial understanding of cooperative learning, some teachers may view it as a series of forced artificial constructs, while others view it simply as "group work." Through this course, teachers will gain an understanding of how and why cooperative learning can be implemented successfully in the classroom.

35. Grades 6-8 Strands in Action: Ratios and Proportional Reasoning/Functions

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/16/2016

The first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. This workshop will allow participants an up-close look at the Ratios and Proportional Reasoning/Functions strands in 6th through 8th grade math. Participants will work with same grade-level teachers, exploring the standards, trends, and nuances of their material, as well as hear from other grade-level teachers to experience the progressions in the content, presentation, and application throughout the strand. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of the material, as well as activities they can use in their classroom. The other strands will be addressed in following sessions offered throughout the school year.

36. The Inquiry Design Model: a Deep Dive into the NY C3 Social Studies Toolkit (K-5)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/16/2016

The first session in this five part series will focus on the Inquiry Design Model (IDM). IDM is a distinctive approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials based upon the national Social Studies C3 (College, Career and Civic Life) Framework. Each of the 84 grade level inquiries in the NY SS Toolkit uses this instructional design process. This workshop series will focus on understanding the conceptual foundation on which IDM is built. Future sessions will focus on teachers using the IDM blueprint to modify existing examples or create their own inquiry. To facilitate the process, participants will also have the option to use the Inquiry Design Model Generator (http://idm.c3teachers.org).

37. The Inquiry Design Model: A Deep Dive Into the NY C3 Social Studies Toolkit (6-12)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/17/2016

The first session in this five part series will focus on the Inquiry Design Model (IDM). IDM is a distinctive approach to creating curriculum and instructional materials based upon the national Social Studies C3 (College, Career and Civic Life) Framework. Each of the 84 grade level inquiries in the NY SS Toolkit uses this instructional design process. This workshop series will focus on understanding the conceptual foundation on which IDM is built. Future sessions will focus on teachers using the IDM blueprint to modify existing examples or create their own inquiry. To facilitate the process, participants will also have the option to use the Inquiry Design Model Generator (http://idm.c3teachers.org).

38. (RSE-TASC) Albany City Schools PBIS Coaches Retreat

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 8/17/2016

The PBIS Coaches Retreat is intended to:

  • Provide Coaches with additional training and technical assistance
  • Identify and share goals for the 2016-17 academic year
  • Further develop PBIS implementation in their buildings using monthly data for Tier 1 interventions
  • Provide Coaches with team building opportunities
  • Consider ways to work collaboratively both in implementation efforts and in facilitating the Quarterly District Coaches Meeting
  • Deadline to register: August 1, 2016

39. Scratch 101 - Coding, Creativity & Collaboration

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers - Elementary and Intermediate

Dates: 8/17/2016

"Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively - essential skills for life in the 21st century." https://scratch.mit.edu/about/

Scratch 101 is designed for teachers new to coding. During this three hour session you will be introduced to basic coding tools that will give you the opportunity to create interactive stories, animations, and games. Participants will begin by designing scripts using the various coding blocks to manipulate avatars (sprites) to interact with each other and with the backgrounds you create.

Time will be given to showcase your creation, as well as to discuss and explore educational applications for using coding in the classroom.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

40. Algebra I and II Strands in Action: Number and Quantity

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/18/2016

The first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. This workshop will allow participants an up-close look at the High School: Number and Quantity strands in Algebra I and II. Participants will work with same grade-level teachers, exploring the standards, trends, and nuances of their material, as well as hear from other grade-level teachers to experience the progressions in the content, presentation, and application throughout the strand. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of the material, as well as activities they can use in their classroom. The other strands will be addressed in following sessions offered throughout the school year.

41. Using "Reading like a Historian" to Blend English Language Arts/Social Studies Skills in My Classroom

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2016

This workshop is the first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. Reading Like a Historian is a curriculum-based program from Stanford Education History Group that engages students in historical thinking to promote reading and writing skills in Social Studies. In this workshop series participants will investigate the Reading Like A Historian curriculum resources which support student investigation of historical questions and topics. Participants will explore the downloadable lessons from the Reading Like A Historian website (https://sheg.stanford.edu/rlh). Each lesson embeds the Reading Like a Historian strategies for embedding ELA skills such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading.

42. Google Certification Institute Level 1 - Bethlehem High School

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/22/2016

This Institute is designed for educators looking to showcase their Google skills. If you are an educator that uses Google in your classroom and want to show off your level of expertise, this is the Institute for you! This one-day training will cover content that will provide essential skills needed to complete the Google Educator Level 1 examination.

View the event flyer here.

Session Topics:
Communication with Gmail, Google+ and Hangouts
Collaboration and Time Management with Calendar
Understanding, Sharing and Integrating Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms and Drawings into the Classroom
Going Paperless with Classroom and Sites

Exam vouchers will be provided at the end of the event for Level 1.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - $99, includes Level 1 exam voucher and lunch
Others: $99, register though NYSCATE directly here
Location: Bethlehem High School

43. Implementing the New Social Studies Framework Changes in My Global Studies Classroom

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

The new Social Studies Framework has great implications for Global Studies teachers. The new Regents exam will begin in June 2018. What is clear from the SS Framework, and recent updates from NYSED, is the type of questions on this assessment will be very different when compared to the existing exam. Students will be expected to apply content in meaningful ways. This workshop series will focus on how to give students the capacity to construct arguments, make claims, and cite evidence from historical sources in Global Studies. The first session of this five-part series will focus on exploring the new format and skills being tested on the new Global assessment. To continue the work going forward, sessions during the school year will be facilitated to better map skills and content specific to Global Studies. This work will be done with careful consideration of the prototype assessment questions released, the SS Framework and the C3 Inquiries.

44. Navigating Complex Text

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

Complex texts make many demands on readers at the same time that they offer many rewards. What teaching practices support students' progress to more complex texts? How do we "break the rules" of National Common Core Standards to scaffold students to complex text?

45. Pre-K-2 Strands in Action: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

The first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. This first workshop will allow participants an up-close look at the Operations and Algebraic Thinking strand in Pre-K through 2nd grade math. Participants will work with same grade-level teachers, exploring the standards, trends, and nuances of their material, as well as hear from other grade-level teachers to experience the progressions in the content, presentation, and application throughout the strand. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of the material, as well as activities they can use in their classroom. The other strands will be addressed in following sessions offered throughout the school year.

46. A Beginners Guide to Navigating Khan Academy

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/23/2016

This webinar will introduce you to Khan Academy and what it has to offer! Khan Academy is free instructional site that offers practice exercises and video tutorials on a multitude of subjects. Free coaching tools are available to parents and teachers for monitoring student learning. Come and learn how you could utilize this popular tool for your own classroom!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Webinar

47. Algebra II Unconference

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

We survived the first year of Algebra II! But there's always next year! Come together with other Algebra II teachers from the Capital Region to process and debrief on the year, compare notes on the Regents exam, and begin to prepare for next year. The entire day will be participant-driven and led, so whatever you want to do, is what we will do. What is an Unconference? An unconference is a conference organized, structured and led by the people attending it. Instead of passive listening, all attendees and organizers are encouraged to become participants, with discussion leaders providing moderation and structure for attendees.

48. Grades 3-5 Strands in Action: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

The first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. This workshop will allow participants an up-close look at the Operations and Algebraic Thinking strand in math grades 3-5. Participants will work with same grade-level teachers, exploring the standards, trends, and nuances of their material, as well as hear from other grade-level teachers to experience the progressions in the content, presentation, and application throughout the strand. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of the material, as well as activities they can use in their classroom. The other strands will be addressed in following sessions offered throughout the school year.

49. Saranac Lake Google Summit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/25/2016

Join us for this High Intensity Engaging Learning Event!

Learn how to integrate Google Apps for Education, along with many other Google tools into your classroom and professional lives. Join other NYS educators as they explore the world of Google and geek out!

Summit Strands and Themes
Beginners Guide to Google Apps for Education
Sessions for Beginners and Geeks
Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard/Expeditions
Customizing your Chrome Browser
Google Apps for Administrators
Best Practices Using Google in the Classroom

Registration Includes:
Over 30 Sessions to choose from
Beginner, Intermediate and Ninja Strands
Networking and Collaboration with other Google Educators in NYS
Participate in the Google App Slam

App Slam:
Our day will end with this fast paced whole group session. Learn some new websites, Chrome Apps and extensions to take back and use in your instruction tomorrow. Your Google Trainers will show off their favorite tool in a fun lively way, each participant involved in the App Slam will have two minutes to introduce their tool along with how they could use it. Each participant who volunteers to App Slam will be provided with an additional raffle ticket.

Sign up for the App Slam!

This event is hosted by Saranac Lake CSD and co-sponsored by NYSCATE, Google, NERIC, and FEH BOCES.

Fee: Model Schools Districts- $99
Others: $99, register though NYSCATE directly here
Location: Saranac Lake High School, 79 Canaras Avenue, Saranac Lake, NY

50. Evidence Based Observation - Collecting Valid and Reliable Evidence of Teacher Practice

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/25/2016

New
This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for recertification of Lead Evaluators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed,discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

51. Using the Daily 5 in the Elementary Classroom (AM Session)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

The Daily 5 has been proven effective in literacy (and now even math) as a way for teachers to structure time and increase independence to allow for individualized attention in small groups or one-on-one. This three session course will help teachers who are new to the Daily 5, as well as those who want to improve their Daily 5 instruction and management. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Note: This series is done in person and online. Participants have the option of attending the AM session or the PM session. The remaining sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

52. (RSE-TASC) Designing to the Edges; Creating Meaningful Access for Students with Disabilities in DeKalb Junction

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CPSE/CSE Chairpersons, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators, Administrators, Curriculum Specialists, Parents

Dates: 8/25/2016

Location: Library

New
Specially Designed Instruction is the intentional and purposeful planning of instruction to ensure that students with disabilities have meaningful access, participation and progress in the general education curriculum.

SDI is defined in regulation as "adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student in the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction to address the unique needs that result from a student's disability and ensure access to the general education curriculum so that she/he can meet the educational standards that apply to all students."

Within this workshop, participants will develop an operational understanding of this definition and explore instructional and learning strategies that research has demonstrated to be the most effective for students with disabilities.

53. Using the Daily 5 in the Elementary Classroom (PM Session)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

The Daily 5 has been proven effective in literacy (and now even math) as a way for teachers to structure time and increase independence to allow for individualized attention in small groups or one-on-one. This three session course will help teachers who are new to the Daily 5, as well as those who want to improve their Daily 5 instruction and management. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop. Note: This series is done in person and online. Participants have the option of attending the AM session or the PM session. The remaining sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

54. Geometry Strands in Action: Number an Quantity

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/26/2016

The first session of a five-part series. The remaining four sessions will occur asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. This workshop will allow participants an up-close look at the Congruence strand in Geometry. Participants will work with same grade-level teachers, exploring the standards, trends, and nuances of their material, as well as experience the progressions in the content, presentation, and application throughout the strand. Teachers will walk out with a deeper understanding of the material, as well as activities they can use in their classroom. The other strands will be addressed in following sessions offered throughout the school year.

55. Coding with Robots in the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/26/2016

Model Schools is excited to present participating districts with an opportunity to learn and try out a variety of robots and coding tools! This course will be an overview of BlueBots, Cubelets, Ozobots, and Dash and Dot robots. Any teacher that attends this workshop will have the opportunity to utilize each set for one-day use during the 16-17 school year.

This class will now be held along with the middle school level course on August 26th from 9-12.

For NERIC Model Schools only. More extensive use of the robots is possible with our new Robot Service - call for details.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

56. Coding with Robots in the Middle School Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/26/2016

Model Schools is excited to present participating districts with an opportunity to learn and try out a variety of robots and coding tools! This course will be an overview of Spheros, Ozobots, Scribblers and NAO Humanoid robots. Any teacher that attends this workshop will have the opportunity to utilize each set for one-day use during the 16-17 school year. (Elementary level lessons will also now be covered).

For NERIC Model Schools only. More extensive use of the robots is possible with our new Robot Service - call for details.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

57. Evidence Based Observation

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2016

New
This required training for APPR Implementation is designed for new administrators. Participants will work to refine observation skills and conversations with colleagues on improved student learning. This workshop provides an overview of the Framework for Teaching-Danielson. The Framework may be used for many purposes, but its full value is realized as the foundation for professional conversations among practitioners as they seek to enhance their skill in the complex task of teaching. Participants will explore and deepen their understanding of the components, elements and rubrics, engage in professional conversations and begin to think about the role of the Framework as a tool for teacher evaluation and professional growth.

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

~ Work with approved Teacher Rubrics refining observation skills and reaching consistency in ratings with their colleagues. Particular attention will be paid to the difference between "Proficient" and "Distinguished."

~ Video clips of actual classroom instruction will be observed, discussed, and analyzed using the rubrics that are on the approved list.

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

58. Designing Inquiry-Based Lessons

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/30/2016 to 8/31/2016

This two-day workshop will introduce you to inquiry-based lessons, show you the research behind why it's worth the effort, allow you to experience some inquiry-based lessons yourself, and then set you up to create a lesson or two of your own. And that's just day one! On day two, you will get a chance to have other participants try out your new lesson and give you feedback, while you return the favor. Work time will then be provided to reflect and act on this feedback, as well as begin to plan another inquiry-based lesson or project. This course is designed for beginner to intermediate inquiry-based designers, and is intended to open your imagination to the possibilities of inquiry in your classrooms. Therefore, participants are asked to bring: a topic they want to design a lesson for, a laptop to create and save all of their work, and an open mind.

59. Webinar: Create Exciting Classroom Quizzes!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/30/2016

Want to add excitement to your lessons or put some fun in your review sessions? Kahoot is a free and simple-to-use online tool that turns your classroom into an educational game show! Use in your classroom with students, or even for professional development with your colleagues!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128
Location: Online

60. LiveBinders!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/31/2016

You will learn how to create an electronic binder, and explore existing Livebinders to mine them for online resources to use in your own teaching. This is important because there are SO MANY resources for teaching today! This tool helps you to organize them online so that you have access to them from any location or device.

Participants should bring a laptop. A limited number will be available.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $128
Location: NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

61. (RSE-TASC) Preschool Forum on Promoting Social Emotional Development: Addressing Behavior Concerns Looking at the Whole Child

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teacher, general education teacher, daycare teacher, administrator/supervisor, teacher aides/assistants and others as appropriate.

Dates: 9/1/2016

This one-day conference is designed to help support the NYS Pyramid Model Partnership. It will provide workshop sessions focusing on how to promote positive social and emotional development in young children throughout a typical preschool day. The workshops will include information on literacy, brain development and behavior. ***Registration begins at 8 a.m.***

**Once you have registered for the conference, please look for a follow up email to register for specific workshop sessions. Seating is limited.**

62. (RSE-TASC) Preschool Forum on Promoting Social Emotional Development: Addressing Behavior Concerns Looking at the Whole Child

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teachers, general education teachers, daycare teacher, administrator/supervisor, teacher aides/assistants and others as appropriate.

Dates: 9/2/2016

This one-day conference is designed to help support the NYS Pyramid Model Partnership. It will provide workshop sessions focusing on how to promote positive social and emotional development in young children throughout a typical preschool day. The workshops will include information on literacy, brain development and behavior. ***Registration begins at 8 a.m.***

**Once you have registered for the conference, please look for a follow up email to register for specific workshop sessions. Seating is limited.**

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

64. The Principals' Guild (School Leader Practitioner Professional Development) COSER 507-6211

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/23/2016 to 4/28/2017

The Principals' Guild is a unique, responsive professional development opportunity for principals and assistant principals to develop their leadership and practice in a collaborative forum.

A series of twelve seminars will be held on Friday mornings during the 2015-2016 school year. Each seminar will be guided by facilitators from CASDA and the College of Saint Rose, informed by current topics and research and tailored to the interests and needs of the participants. Topics covered in the recent past have included research based strategies, professional learning communities, school climate and culture, special education, data, APPR and Common Core. The seminars will be conducted from 7:30 a.m.- 10:00 a.m. at Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany on the following Fridays: September 23, 2016 January 20, 2017 October 14, 2016 February 10, 2017 October 28, 2016 March 3, 2017 November 18, 2016 March 24, 2017 December 16, 2016 April 7, 2017 January 6, 2017 April 28, 2017

65. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 9/23/2016

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

66. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 9/23/2016

Providing quality transition services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges is a vital and yet very challenging role for service providers and families. Post school outcomes for this population are very poor. Please join us as we look at some of the unique challenges of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, network with other providers who have similar experiences and possible solutions and explore evidence-based practices that have proven effective in helping these students reach their full potential.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenters: Cathy Welling and Sheryl Kaplan, Prevention Coordinators

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

68. STC Workshops - Life Cycle of Butterflies* (FULL DAY)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: New teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels.

Dates: 9/29/2016

New
Science & Technology for Children

These workshops are for new teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels. Workshop participants will experience the lessons in the STC unit, learn techniques for materials management and using science journals.

Application of these units to the draft New York State Science Standards will be included in the professional development offerings.

*Life Cycle of Butterflies is a full-day workshop offered in collaboration with the Discovery Center at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Cost: $45/workshop, $35 for districts in BOCES Science Kit Service

Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee

For information contact: Laura Lehtonen 464-3999 or laura.lehtonen@neric.org

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

70. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with servere disabilities - Only these schools: Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 10/6/2016

The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

72. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 10/14/2016

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

73. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 11/4/2016

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

74. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 11/4/2016

Providing quality transition services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges is a vital and yet very challenging role for service providers and families. Post school outcomes for this population are very poor. Please join us as we look at some of the unique challenges of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, network with other providers who have similar experiences and possible solutions and explore evidence-based practices that have proven effective in helping these students reach their full potential.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Training starts promptly at 4:30 p.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 7:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session on both dates to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

77. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 12/9/2016

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

The amended Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) took effect on July 1, 2013. Under this amended legislation, beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an administrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) clock hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training proactively addresses the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination and is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students.

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Training starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. You may bring food to this training. Ends at 3:30 p.m..

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

Cost: $80 CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

Additional Information:

Please mail your personal check or money order (made payable to Capital Region BOCES) to Attn: Deb Allen, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205-1016. You can also drop off your payment to the same address to secure your spot between 8 am and 4:30 pm. We do not take electronic payments.

You must be present for the entire session to receive your certificate.

No refunds for no-shows or cancellations. Payment must be received one week prior to the training. Your certificate will not be released until your payment or Purchase Order is received.

If you have any questions, please contact Deb Allen at 518-464-3940 or deb.allen@neric.org.

Link to directions: http://www.capitalregionboces.org/Directions/DirectionstoServices.cfm

79. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with severe disabilities - Only these schools Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 1/20/2017

The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.

80. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 1/20/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

81. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 2/3/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

82. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 2/3/2017

Providing quality transition services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges is a vital and yet very challenging role for service providers and families. Post school outcomes for this population are very poor. Please join us as we look at some of the unique challenges of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, network with other providers who have similar experiences and possible solutions and explore evidence-based practices that have proven effective in helping these students reach their full potential.

83. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with severe disabilities - Only these schools Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 3/3/2017

The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.

84. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 3/3/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

85. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 4/7/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

86. (RSE-TASC) CSE Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 5/12/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for CSE Chairpersons and the special education leaders of specialized programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, the Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates, review special education policies/procedures and professional development/information as requested by the group.

87. (RSE-TASC) Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Education Directors, Superintendents, Principals - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, RE May/St. Catherine, St. Colman

Dates: 6/2/2017

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of residential programs for students with Emotional/Social/Behavioral difficulties to discuss common issues and share information/best practices. Additionally, The Non-District Program Specialists will provide Special Education policy updates and professional development/information as requested by the group.

Please note this is a collaborative meeting with the Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities.

88. (RSE-TASC) Non District Forum for Schools Serving Students with Multiple Disabilities

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Administrators, Psychologists, Teachers, Transition Coordinators, related service providers and others from NYS Approved Private schools serving students with severe disabilities - Only these schools Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School; St. Colman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 6/2/2017

The RSE-TASC Non-District Unit would like to support and facilitate a community of professionals that can share with, learn from and teach each other. Schools serving your population of students are faced with unique challenges and responsibilities. The goal of this forum is to establish some common areas of need and develop a collaborative plan to expand knowledge in these areas. Please come and network with colleagues who share your commitment to improving the lives of children through meaningful education.

Please note, this will be a collaborative meeting with Leadership Roundtable for Residential Schools group.

89. (RSE-TASC) CDOS Roundtable for Residential Schools

Program: Support Services: Regional Special Ed Technical Assistance Support Center

Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these schools: Berkshire, Warren St. Academy, Ketchum Grande/Charlton, LaSalle, Mountain Lake, Northeast, St. Anne, Vanderheyden, Neil Hellman, St. Colman

Dates: 6/2/2017

Providing quality transition services to adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges is a vital and yet very challenging role for service providers and families. Post school outcomes for this population are very poor. Please join us as we look at some of the unique challenges of working with students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, network with other providers who have similar experiences and possible solutions and explore evidence-based practices that have proven effective in helping these students reach their full potential.