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1. NYSAA- ELA/Math New teachers

Program: Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 12/15/2016

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This workshop will allow new teachers to certify for the 2016-2017 administration period. They will participate in learning the DLM system. Teachers should try to bring a laptop so they can take their online quizzes- a few laptops will be available. Teachers who are administrating the Science and Social Studies components can bring their datafolios for collegial review.

2. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individualized Education Program training in Canton

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

Audience: This training is designed for elementary and secondary Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/19/2016

Wait List
Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) guide the delivery of specially designed instruction and provide students with disabilities meaningful access to the general education curriculum and learning standards. This training provides information about developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

3. Mental Health First Aid

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/20/2016

Take part in Mental Health Association in New York State Inc. (MHANYS) Capital Region Project AWARE Community grant. This project provides free training to individuals who work with (or support) transition aged youth (16-25). MHANYS will train 750 individuals over the next three years across these four counties Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady. Individuals will train to improve mental health literacy - helping them identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 8-hour training certification course which teaches participants a five-step action plan to assess a situation, select and implement interventions and secure appropriate care for the individual. The program introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments. This evidence based CPR-like program improves trainees' knowledge of mental disorders, reduces stigma and increases the amount of help provided to others.

4. Using Technology to Engage Students with Words Their Way - Blended

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/3/2017 to 1/31/2017

Wait List
In this course we will be reviewing the basics of Words their Way, but this is not a course explicitly about the program. We will be focusing on using technology to create materials for students to use in addition to the paper sorts. This will be a blended course with some meetings in person and projects to complete online. It will last for a total of 4 weeks. In this course you will gain experience with PDFs, PowerPoint and Smart Notebook. You will leave this course with a toolkit of interactive materials to use in support of the Words Their Way sorts.

It is helpful if you have access to the Words Their Way book and sorts, but it is not required. You will need access to a computer with either PowerPoint or Smart Notebook throughout the course.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

5. Vista Professional Development Series: Mastering Your Mailbox with Outlook Web App Part 1 - E-Mail Basics

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/4/2017

New
BOCES Special Educatin staff ONLY

Part 1 (Vista 106) - E-Mail Basics

This session will introduce you to the Outlook Web App by showing you how to perform basic email functions like, sending and replying to email messages, adding attachments, signatures, using address books, contacts and groups, and format considerations.

6. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/6/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

7. (RSE-TASC) Self-Determination for Transitioning Students - NYS Vetted Training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Administrators, Work Based Learning/Transition Coordinators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, Related Service Providers

Dates: 1/6/2017

Self-Determination skills are an essential component of successful transition of students. By the end of training, participants will be able to recognize the key components of self-determination. Participants will also learn research based techniques on how to incorporate self-determination into curriculum. Free and inexpensive self-determination and self-advocacy tools will be investigated and shared.
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 one week before class!

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

9. Mathematics - Statewide Professional Development Framework

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/10/2017 to 1/11/2017

New
Participants will work on various teams (identified at the end of our September session) to compile all we have learned to date and create new resources to assist with the revised mathematics standards.

10. Google 1 Certification Institute

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/10/2017

This institute is designed for educators 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 Certified Educator Level 1 Examination. Exam vouchers will be provided at the end of the event.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - $99 includes exam voucher and lunch
Others: Register through NYSCATE directly at www.nyscate.org (registrations for non-Model Schools districts can only be processed by NYSCATE)
Location: NERIC Albany

11. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/10/2017

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

12. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/10/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

BOCES Special Education staff ONLY

Part 2 - Calendars and Tasks

This session will show you how to use the calendar to schedule tasks, set reminders, appointments, and meeting requests.

14. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/12/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.00. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

15. (RSE-TASC) The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 1/12/2017

Wait List
Brain science increasingly demonstrates how experiencing trauma has lasting harmful impacts for youth and impedes learning and other positive behavior functioning in school. Trauma compromises parts of the developing brain that govern attention, concentration and regulating emotions. This workshop will discuss the effects of trauma on the developing brain along with focusing on specific research-based strategies to use in successfully working with children who have been exposed to trauma.

16. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/12/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

17. Classroom Structures to Support Positive Behaviors and Engaged Learning

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/12/2017

New
Make your classroom environment work for you! At this 1.5 hour workshop, we will discuss how classroom layout and daily schedules affect student behaviors. Pam Petralia, special education teacher of over 20 years, will share different ways to set-up your classroom and schedule to reduce off task behaviors. With less off task behaviors, you will be able to devote a large chunk of time to daily direct instruction and/or centers. While Pam teaches in a moderate to severe program, this workshop is applicable to all settings.

18. Student Centered TED-Ed/Ed Puzzle Lessons

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/12/2017

With animated lessons for every content area, come to this session to learn about ways to incorporate TED-Ed Lessons into your content area. This tool, and the video lesson creator--EdPuzzle--will leave your students craving content well beyond the time you have with them each day.

Free to Model Schools Subscribers.

Bring your own device.

Location: FEH BOCES large conference room, in-person workshop

19. Google Drive Crash Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/12/2017

Google Drive is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. It goes beyond word processing and presentation creation to encourage collaboration among students and teachers. This is a crash course for teachers to become more confident in the basics of Google Drive and to explore the practical strategies to introduce and implement it in the classroom. After this two-hour crash course, you should feel more comfortable with the technology and ready to use it with students.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Scotia-Glenville

20. Proactive Classroom Management Day #1 - Maximizing Time, Space and Instructional Technique - January 13, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 1/13/2017

Day 1 will include:

~Detailing how content for Days 1 and 2 will dovetail with existing classroom management research and PBIS

~Effectively utilizing the classroom space including seating and furniture arrangements

~Maximizing the use of instructional time (daily, weekly, yearly) with regards to behavior management

~Effective utilization of proximity, instructional arrangement and instructional practices that maximizes student engagement will be covered.

Cost: $125 per person - Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Proactive Classroom Management Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #2 - 2/1/17

Day #3 - 2/14/17

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

21. Common Sense Digital Leadership Workshop

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School and/or district teams

Dates: 1/13/2017

Explore what it means to be a dynamic school leader. This workshop is presented by Common Sense Education in collaboration with NYSCATE. Spend the day with Common Sense Education leaders Jeff Mao, Steve Garton, and Tali Horowitz as well as your peers, educational leaders from New York, to explore school leadership and best practices in a digitally powered world.

* How do digital tools and resources change or not change the way your teachers teach?
* How do you lead in a digitally powered world?
* When do you need to develop new policies, and when is the golden rule still relevant?

Bring a team from your school or district to participate in a series of presentations and facilitated discussions with your peers designed to help you lead in a dynamic technology-rich world. Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast begins at 8:00am.

Fees for Model Schools Participants:
Individuals - $75
Teams of 2-6 from one district - $150 total for all team members
Additional team members - $15
Non-NERIC Model Schools Districts MUST register directly with NYSCATE.

Location: Capital Region BOCES/NERIC, 900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany, 12205 - Schenectady Rooms

Payment: Since this is a paid event, registrants should print their Enrollment Form and have the Payment Summary section signed by their business official. Signed forms should be faxed to 862-5378 or emailed to hilary.dee@neric.org before the event. We will not bill at the individual rate if registrant is part of a team. Team member names can be written on the form or sent in an email. Cancellations require 24 hours notice.

22. Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavioral Intervention Plans and Progress Monitoring: Day #1 - Functional Behavioral Assessment - January 17, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 1/17/2017

Day 1 will include:

~Generation of problem behavior definitions and behavioral goals

~The importance of determining function (purpose) of behavior

~Collection of assessment and baseline behavioral data

~Review of data collection tools

~Interpretation of individual student data sets

~Hypothesis development

Cost: $125 per person - Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #2 - 1/31/17

Day #3 - 2/13/17

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

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

24. Google 102 for Administrators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy Room

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

25. (RSE-TASC) Developing a Quality Individualized Education Program training in Canton

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

Audience: This training is designed for elementary and secondary Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2017

Individual Educational Programs (IEPs) guide the delivery of specially designed instruction and provide students with disabilities meaningful access to the general education curriculum and learning standards. This training provides information about developing an IEP consistent with State law and regulation. It encompasses details about the State's required IEP form and accompanying guidance document, and provides a step-by-step approach to the IEP development process.

26. Google 102 for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2017

Location: Marcy Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target teachers, AIS providers, and instructional support staff. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy Room

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

BOCES Special Education staff ONLY

Part 3 (Vista 108) Email Management

This session will show you how to use categories, flags, filters, folders, and rules to help keep your mailbox inbox under control.

28. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/18/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

29. Using Robots in Your Classroom Series - Scribbler

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/19/2017

This course is an in-depth look at Scribbler. It is part of the Model Schools Robot Series designed to complement the Robots in the Classroom overview course. Whether you have access to Scribblers at your district, are thinking about a purchase, or want to borrow the robots through Model Schools, this course is for you! We will work hands-on with the robots and talk about curriculum integration.

Scribbler is appropriate for grades 3-12.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: NERIC Albany

30. Secondary Librarian Roundtable

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/19/2017

New
These sessions will offer an opportunity for secondary librarians to meet and discuss programming, share best practices and book titles, and troubleshoot library issues together.

31. (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.

32. (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.
BOCES Special Education staff ONLY

Part 4 (Vista 109) Writing Effective Emails

This session will cover the parts of an email and the rules of etiquette that have come to be assigned to those parts. We will also cover techniques that will help your emails get responded to in a timely fashion.

34. A Beginners Guide to Navigating Khan Academy In person OR via WebEx online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers interested in supplementing content.

Dates: 1/25/2017

This in-person/WebEx program will introduce you to Khan Academy and what it has to offer! Khan Academy is a 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: $75
Location: Live/Webinar

35. Google Drive Crash Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/25/2017

Google Drive is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. It goes beyond word processing and presentation creation to encourage collaboration among students and teachers. This is a crash course for teachers to become more confident in the basics of Google Drive and to explore the practical strategies to introduce and implement it in the classroom. After this two-hour crash course, you should feel more comfortable with the technology and ready to use it with students.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Scotia-Glenville

36. Google 102 for Administrators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school district administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at FEH BOCES Malone, large conference room.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

37. Google 102 for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target teachers, AIS providers, and instructional support staff. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at FEH BOCES Malone, large conference room.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

38. The Social Studies/ELA Toolkit ZoomIn and iCivics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: 5-12 teachers, can be modified for lower grades

Dates: 1/26/2017

Do you want your students to become better writers? Do you want them to be able to analyze primary sources? If so have we got a treat for you! Specifically geared for Middle and High school students, ZoomIn is an interactive program that allows students to work with a number of primary source documents, analyzing them along the way to writing a full length essay with as much or as little guidance as you would like! In this session we will discuss how the program was developed, our personal ties, and how we have adapted it to fit our needs!

Have you ever had students beg to play a game in class? Well with iCivics, founded by the legendary former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics allows students to play a number of games to help them learn about the Country in which we live. Furthermore, there are hundreds of individual lesson plans that you can modify to fit the needs of your classes. Primarily build for middle school students, lessons/games can easily be played by students from grade 3 through high school to introduce new topics, or review concepts before the US History Regents.

Free to Model Schools Subscribers, $75pp for Non-Model Schools

In person workshop

Bring your own device.

Location: FEH BOCES large conference room, Malone, NY

39. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/27/2017

Are you interested in putting your class curriculum online or creating professional development materials for Web access? This session will cover the design of online courses to actual course creation using Blackboard 9.1. Topics covered include: online course design, using the interface, creating and importing content, online assessments and assignments, using interactive tools, user and site management, communication and site maintenance. Participants should bring curricular content in electronic format.

NOTE: This workshop is only open to the following districts that subscribe to the Blackboard service: Albany CSD, Broadalbin-Perth, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Fort Plain, Johnstown, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Salmon River, Schalmont, Scotia-Glenville, Shenendehowa, and Capreg BOCES CTE.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)
Fee: Blackboard 9.1 subscribers - FREE
Location: NERIC, SLL Room

40. Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavioral Intervention Plans and Progress Monitoring: Day #2 - Behavioral Intervention Plans - January 31, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 1/31/2017

Day 2 will include:

~Completion of competing behavior pathways to determine course of action

~Discussion of utilizing prevention, teaching and reinforcement to increase the use of positive replacement behaviors

~Installation of preventative and responsive interventions along all steps of the competing behavior pathway

~Exploration of examples and artifacts from successful interventions

Cost: $125 per person - Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #1 - 1/17/17

Day #3 - 2/13/17

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

41. Proactive Classroom Management Day #2 - Expectations, Routines & Reinforcement - February 1, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 2/1/2017

Day 2 will include:

~Techniques and strategies for having a classroom that prevents behavior problems and fosters a structured, controlled learning environment

~Identification of classroom behavioral expectations and procedures and establishing them within the classroom

~Determination and inculcation of routines for orderly conducting of classroom business and seamless transitions

~Procedures for reinforcing/acknowledging and increasing positive student behavior.

Cost: $125 per person -Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Proactive Classroom Management Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #1 - 1/13/17

Day #3 - 2/14/17

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

42. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 2/2/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 1/23/17.

43. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/2/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

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 one week before class!

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

45. (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.

46. (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.

47. (RSE-TASC) Integrating Trauma Sensitivity and Social Emotional Learning through the Framework of PBIS/MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports) in Albany

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

Audience: Pre K-12 General & Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators, CSE Chairs, Related Service Providers, Support Staff

Dates: 2/6/2017

In this session, participants will learn how trauma affects an individual and strategies that can be incorporated into a PBIS/MTSS framework to increase sensitivity to these needs. In addition, the session will provide an overview of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and an instructional framework that schools can utilize to address student's emotional learning needs.

48. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Albany

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 2/7/2017 to 2/10/2017

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.

49. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 2/7/2017

Wait List
This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

50. Preparing Students for College Level Research

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/7/2017

A Panel of Academic Librarians from Skidmore College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Adirondack, Hudson Valley Community College, and Sage Colleges will be discussing what we can do to better prepare our students for college level research. What do academic librarians wish students knew (remembered their HS Librarian teaching them!) when they began their first college research assignment? PS - Lunch will be provided!

51. Google 2 Certification Institute

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/10/2017

This institute is intended for educators who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for employing Google Apps in more depth. If you are interested in becoming a Google Innovative Educator, you must take and pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Examination. Do you want to prove your expertise? This is the institute for you! This one-day training will dive deeper into Google content and will provide you with the next level expertise that you will need to successfully complete the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Examination. Exam vouchers will be provided at the end of the event.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - $125 includes exam voucher and lunch
Others: Register through NYSCATE directly at www.nyscate.org (registrations for non-Model Schools districts can only be processed by NYSCATE)
Location: NERIC Albany

52. Functional Behavior Assessment, Behavioral Intervention Plans and Progress Monitoring: Day #3 - Progress Monitoring - February 13, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 2/13/2017

Day 3 will include:

~Progress monitoring of interventions and student outcomes to guide implementation

~Report outs from each team on their progress with their individual student case

~Technical assistance for individual cases from the trainer and other teams

Cost: $125 per person - Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #1 - 1/17/17

Day #2 - 1/31/17

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

53. Proactive Classroom Management Day #3 - Responding to Challenging Behavior - February 14, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 2/14/2017

Day 3 will include:

~Techniques and strategies for dealing with problem behavior that presents in the classroom in spite of the implementation of proactive classroom management

~Outlining the conflict cycle for behavior

~The role of brain development with regards to student behavior

~Methods for preventing the escalation of problem behavior after initial conflict.

Cost: $125 per person - Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Proactive Classroom Management Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #1 - 1/13/17

Day #2 - 2/1/17

Sign in starts at 8:00 a.m., training starts at 8:30 a.m.

54. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/16/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.
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

56. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Schroon Lake

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 2/28/2017

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Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

57. (RSE-TASC) The Social Emotional Needs of Teens training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 3/2/2017

Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer new insights into the teenage brain. We now know that the teenage brain is very different than both the adult brain and the child brain. This workshop will provide an overview of the latest research on teenage brain development and how this research can inform a more effective approach for working with teens. We will look at some of the special challenges faced by this age group, including vulnerability to substance abuse, high-risk peer influences and mental illness. Participants will leave this workshop with specific research-based strategies and techniques for working with this age group.

58. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/2/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

59. (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.

60. (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.
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 one week before class!

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

62. (RSE-TASC) The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain training in Lake Placid

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 3/13/2017

Brain science increasingly demonstrates how experiencing trauma has lasting harmful impacts for youth and impedes learning and other positive behavior functioning in school. Trauma compromises parts of the developing brain that govern attention, concentration and regulating emotions. This workshop will discuss the effects of trauma on the developing brain along with focusing on specific research-based strategies to use in successfully working with children who have been exposed to trauma.

63. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/14/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in OPALS Automation CoSer 503.00. John Schuster from OPALS will be leading this session. Participants receive professional development on updates in OPALS, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

64. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/14/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

65. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/16/2017

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

66. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/20/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.
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

68. (RSE-TASC) Transition and Students with Emotional and Behavior Challenges training in Saratoga Springs

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

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

Dates: 3/23/2017

Research shows that students with emotional and behavioral challenges are more likely to fail and dropout of school than any other population of students. Helping students with emotional and behavior challenges define or move toward post-secondary goals is challenging, but an essential part of helping students find success. In this session, participants will learn about the benefits of transition planning and will learn about tools and evidence based strategies to help facilitate the transition planning process to increase student engagement.

69. Leading the Way: Admin Tech Series Online Skills for Administrators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School District Leaders

Dates: 3/31/2017

Location: NERIC ALBANY

The students are digital natives,staff are getting pd in technology and your technology gaps keep getting bigger. This workshop will provide beginning to intermediate users with a solid base of online skills in the area of: G Suite (formerly known as GAFE-Drive, Docs, Slides, Classroom, hyperdocs, sharing) basic apps to bring back to your school that assist in going deeper in the 5Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curation),social bookmarking, video chatting, storing photos, web tools to receive information, chats, reading online content, writing reviews, blogging, commenting, and participation in webinars, online,blended learning, and digital citizenship.

Please bring your own device and your google sign in credentials.

This workshop is in person at NERIC in Albany, NY.

Fee: Free for Model Schools subscribers, non-Model Schools $75 per person

70. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/3/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

71. (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.
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 one week before class!

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

73. Books, Reading, & Book Lists

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul will present this workshop. She will introduce you to books that will be published soon. You just might be able to purchase new titles before your students start asking for them! Alicia will also share her lists of "If you liked..., then you'll love...!" books. PS-Coffee and carbs will be provided!

74. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 4/12/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 4/3/17.

75. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Lake Placid

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 4/12/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

76. Programming Ideas & Best Practices

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul and Kristen Majkut will share their great ideas for special programs you could run in your library, along with what worked really well and what could have been done differently. For example, they had many special events to celebrate National Library Week. There were book discussions, poetry workshops, Twitter book review sessions, and even a visit from a therapy dog! Come to this workshop for inspiration and great ideas to bring back to your library. And did we mention that lunch will be provided?

77. Self-Publishing for Librarians & Students

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/24/2017

Do you have a great idea for a book? Have you written books and don't know what to do next? Are your students interested in becoming authors? Do your students write books and you would like to have a more professional appearance? Come to this workshop for the answers to these questions and more!

Mindy Holland has published her students' books and Kathy Maggiacomo is a self-published author. They will share resources and ideas that are bound to inspire you to become a published author yourself!

78. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

79. Holocaust Resources from the Library of Congress & Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

The day will begin with a discussion of the Primary Sources that are available from the Library of Congress at no charge. You will have hands-on time to explore these resources. Please bring your own device if possible.

We are honored to bring Marion Blumenthal Lazan (a Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles) to the Capital Region to share her life experiences with us. She is a phenomenal speaker, and so full of optimism and inspiration. This is a once in a lifetime experience - to meet someone who survived the Holocaust. The population is aging, and our time to talk with them in person is dwindling. Today's students will be the last group of people to talk with Holocaust survivors firsthand. All attendees will receive a copy of Marion's book, and there will be an opportunity to have your book signed by Marion.

80. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/9/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

81. (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.

82. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.00. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

83. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

84. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/17/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.

85. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/18/2017

Quarterly meeting of the School Library Council. The Council acts as the Board of Trustees in guiding the School Library System with goals, objectives and action plans. This group is represented by school librarians, administrators, public librarians, Capital District Library Council, NERIC, local university School of Library and Information programs, and members at large.

86. The Council's 2017 Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/18/2017

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This program will focus on supporting women educational leaders and will strive to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. We have a commitment from Commissioner Elia, NY's first female Commissioner of Education to speak about her personal experiences as a woman leader. We will also feature top women executives at Apple, Inc. to draw parallels from the business world that can be translated to the education world. Join us for an inspiring program where women can make connections, share stories and find a supportive environment.

Cost: $200 / $350 to attend both days (May 18 and 19)

87. The Council's 2017 Cabinet Leadership Summit

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/19/2017

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A retreat for deputy and assistant superintendents, directors and principals highlighting the importance of cultivating leadership, creating and sustaining leadership pathways and nurturing leadership teams. More info to follow.

Cost: $200 / $350 to attend both days (May 18 and 19)

88. (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.

89. (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.

90. (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.

91. (RSE-TASC) Albany PBIS Coaches' Meeting

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 6/8/2017

The City School District of Albany will be hosting five meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Colleen Conti, District PBIS Coordinator and Pat Gogol, RSE-TASC Behavior Specialist. The goals of these meetings include:

  1. To share updates on the process of implementation
  2. To share resources and ideas/approaches to implementation
  3. To analyze behavioral data and set goals across the district
  4. To share updates in the field with Coaches and provide professional development as needed
  5. To plan for long-term sustainability of PBIS/RtI-B in the district
  6. Registration begins at 8:30; the meeting will begin at 9:00, Registration deadline is 5/25/17.

92. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/8/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.