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1. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) June 1st

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/1/2016

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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

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

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 - Center for Disabilities: Langan School and Prospect Center; Wildwood School, St. Coleman's Autism Program; and Crossroads Center for Children

Dates: 6/7/2016

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.

3. Google Certification Institute Level 1 - NERIC Location

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 6/8/2016

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.

Participants should bring their own Chromebook or laptop.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - $99, includes Level 1 exam voucher and lunch
Others: $99, register though NYSCATE directly here
Location: NERIC, CVES Room

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. The Google trainer will be videoconferencing live to this location.

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.

Participants should bring their own Chromebook or laptop.

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

5. RAISING THE BAR: New Thoughts on Behavioral Strategies for Young Children With Special Needs and Autism

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

Audience: Parents, Educators (General and Special), Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 6/9/2016

This presentation will discuss practical strategies to use when working with young children with special needs and challenging behaviors. Proactive strategies will be provided throughout the day and participants will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session in the afternoon. Dr. Jim Ball will be leading this presentation. He has been working in the field of Autism for more than 30 years and is currently the Executive Chair of the National Autism Society of America and is the author of Early Intervention & Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers.

**Overnight room rate of $109 available until May 10th.**

6. SETTING THE COURSE: Planning the Road Map for Transitioning Children With Special Needs and Autism

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

Audience: Parents, Educators (General and Special), Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 6/10/2016

This presentation will discuss practical strategies to use when working with children with special needs and autism in successfully transitioning from the preschool years through early adulthood. Proactive strategies will be provided throughout the day and participants will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session in the afternoon. Our presenter, Dr. Jim Ball, has been working in the field of Autism for more than 30 years and is currently the Executive Chair of the National Autism Society of America. He is the author of the book Early Intervention & Autism: Real-Life Questions, Real-Life Answers

**Overnight room rate of $109 available until May 10, 2016.**

7. SLS End-of-Year Dinner

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/13/2016

Join us for our 4th Annual Regional End-of-Year Dinner Celebration!

Activities include Let's Make a Deal, Purse Bingo, Book Speed Dating, and a few minutes to honor our retirees. Bring your favorite book of the year that you think someone else will enjoy - we're going to do what we always tell our students not to do...judge a book by its cover...

And of course, there will be food! Hope to see you all there!!

8. (RSE-TASC) Albany District PBIS Quarterly Coaches' Meeting

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches in K-8 buildings

Dates: 6/15/2016

The City School District of Albany will be hosting four meetings of PBIS Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by Collen 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

Registration 8:30; Meeting begins at 9:00

9. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) June 15th and June 16th

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/16/2016

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 or 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 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

10. (RSE-TASC) PBIS Tier 1 New Team Training, Day 2 - West Hill Middle School, Albany HS, Abrookin CTE

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 team members including Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 6/27/2016

Day two training will focus on developing teaching plans for the expectations and locations on the PBIS matrix, establishing a reward/recognition system and developing effective procedures for dealing with problem behaviors. Team time will be devoted to further developing areas of PBIS implementation. Technical assistance and support will be available. Teams who have begun implementing have the opportunity to share their process and artifacts with the whole group.

Registration must be completed by June 17.

11. (RSE-TASC) Albany City Schools - Tier 1 PBIS Team Workday, Day 1 in Albany

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

Audience: PBIS Team Members

Dates: 6/29/2016

This workday, requested by teams annually during their initial training, provides time for teams to plan their Fall kickoffs, set goals for the year, plan team meetings, and plan events.

Teams should bring their training binders, laptops, data and any other materials to work on. In addition, teams should bring their 2015-16 Benchmarks of Quality results to develop an action plan for the year.

The deadline to register is June 15, 2016.

12. (RSE-TASC) Albany City Schools - Tier 1 PBIS Team Workday Day 2 in Albany

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

Audience: PBIS Team Members

Dates: 6/30/2016

This workday, requested by teams annually during their initial training, provides time for teams to plan their Fall kickoffs, set goals for the year, plan team meetings, and plan events.

Teams should bring their training binders, laptops, data and any other materials to work on. In addition, teams should bring their 2015-16 Benchmarks of Quality results to develop an action plan for the year.

The deadline to register is June 15, 2016.

13. Deep Dive into Elementary Science Content - Niskayuna

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Elementary Teachers

Dates: 7/12/2016 to 7/14/2016

This 3-day professional event will introduce new or emphasized science content in the draft New York State Science Standards. The emphasized content will include Matter and Its Interactions, Energy, and Earth's Place in the Universe. District High School and Middle School teachers will provide participatory activities to support K-5 teacher reinforcement of important science concepts. Student misconceptions, alignment to other content areas and K-5 resources will be shared. The workshop will be held concurrently at 5 different High Schools, please select a location that will work for you. Participants are asked to commit to all three days. Please bring a lunch or be prepared to purchase.

14. Instructional Coaching: Using a Partnership Approach

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/14/2016 to 7/15/2016

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Join our guest presenter and experienced trainer, developer and researcher Dr. Peter DeWitt as he describes the "nuts and bolts" of instructional coaching. DeWitt utilizes the research-based approach of Jim Knight and shares how to simplify the process of school improvement through high-leverage practices. The two-day sessions in the summer will provide a foundation for instructional coaching, distinguish between effective and ineffective coaching practices, and provide an overview of the current state of research. Using Knight's research driven methods, attendees will begin working together to create a meaningful and sustainable action plan. This plan will focus on a partnership approach of collaboration and implementation to improve instructional strategies together with teachers. Subsequent sessions will occur synchronously and asynchronously, in a blended learning model, throughout the 2016-2017 school year. The Coaches' Institute is being co-sponsored in partnership with the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center for Effective Teaching - with thanks and gratitude!

15. Summer Literacy Institute: Creating Environments Where all Students Read and Write- Full Conference Option

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2016 to 7/20/2016

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This two-day conference will connect educators from around the region to explore strategies for improving literacy instruction and student success, with a focus on:



• argument writing



• complex texts



• integrating social studies and writing



• coaching.

The conference features keynote speakers, Scott Miller (Zaner- Bloser) and Jeanne Tribuzzi. Additionally a varied expertise of local presenters, including:





• Pegeen Jensen, South Colonie Central School District,



• Stacey Rattner, Greater Capital Region Teacher Center,



• Lisa Dolan, Hudson City School District,



• Jen Wells, South Colonie Central School,



• Lois McDonald & Michelle Rispole, Guilderland Central School,



• Lori Schaffer and Terri Schwab, Capital District Writing Project and



• Beth Whiteman, Capital Region Teacher Center.

16. Summer Literacy Institute: Creating Environments Where all Students Read and Write- One Day or 2 1/2 days

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2016 to 7/20/2016

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This two-day conference will connect educators from around the region to explore strategies for improving literacy instruction and student success, with a focus on:




• argument writing




• complex texts




• integrating social studies and writing




• coaching.

The conference features keynote speakers, Scott Miller (Zaner- Bloser) and Jeanne Tribuzzi. Additionally a varied expertise of local presenters, including:






• Pegeen Jensen, South Colonie Central School District,




• Stacey Rattner, Greater Capital Region Teacher Center,




• Lisa Dolan, Hudson City School District,




• Jen Wells, South Colonie Central School,




• Lois McDonald & Michelle Rispole, Guilderland Central School,




• Lori Schaffer and Terri Schwab, Capital District Writing Project and




• Beth Whiteman, Capital Region Teacher Center. With this option you may attend one full day or tow half days. The coordinator will contact you verify your preference.

17. Project Based Learning Institute

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2016 to 7/21/2016

This three-day workshop engages participants in learning the principles for designing, assessing and managing standards-focused projects as well as using performance assessments to judge the relevant work generated by 21st-century learners. Through a combination of direct instruction, video analysis and hands-on group work, participants will have the opportunity to plan, design and receive peer feedback on an engaging and rigorous project using the Buck Institute for Education model and tools. Project examples, activities, classroom videos and rubrics will be focused on developmentally appropriate work. Every participant will receive a copy of the PBL 101 Workbook. Sessions will be limited to 35 participants, multiple sessions will be offered.

18. (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: 7/26/2016 to 7/29/2016

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.

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 from 8:00 am to 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

20. (RSE-TASC) Albany Schools, Tier 2, Systems Summer Technical Assistance Day in Albany

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

Audience: Tier 2 teams including building principals

Dates: 7/27/2016

This technical assistance and workday is intended for Tier 2 teams from the following schools: North Albany Academy, Sheridan Preparatory Academy, Schuyler Achievement Academy, Albany School of Humanities, Giffen ES, Arbor Hill ES, Eagle Point ES, Delaware Community School, Hackett Middle School, and New Scotland ES. The day will be focusing on:

  • Updated work on current interventions at Tier 2
  • Setting goals for the Tier 2 system for 2016-17
  • Planning team meetings
  • Completing a measure of the BAT - Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers for those buildings who have not done this in 2015-16
  • Sharing the current models of Tier 2 systems across the district
  • An emphasis on data-based decision making for all interventions and use of the DPR card
  • Data that needs to be collected for progress monitoring the interventions and sharing with the Tier 2 systems team meeting
  • The presence of the Building Administrator is critical in the work around structuring the team and planning time for the team to meet.

    Deadline to register: July 14, 2016

21. Structuring Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind (AM Session)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/28/2016

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From initiating lesson plans, to evaluating student work, all aspects of effective lesson development are discussed in this three-session course. With the help of an anchor text by acclaimed educators, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, this series is essential for all teachers who want their students to truly understand what they are learning and why. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to the meeting dates. Note: This series is done in person and online. The first meeting date is mandatory since materials will be distributed. 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.

22. Structuring Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind (PM Session)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/28/2016

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From initiating lesson plans, to evaluating student work, all aspects of effective lesson development are discussed in this three-session course. With the help of an anchor text by acclaimed educators, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, this series is essential for all teachers who want their students to truly understand what they are learning and why. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to the meeting dates. Note: This series is done in person and online. The first meeting date is mandatory since materials will be distributed. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. Incorporating Chromebooks & the 5C'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 particpants will focus on visioning what is possible with Chromebooks and will collaborate to create a set of resources for their classrooms based around the 5c's of communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and curation. The afternoon sessions will include time for discussions, questions and sharing. Discovery and worktime will be embedded into all sessions.

Please bring your own Chromebook.

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

27. 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.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/8/2016

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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.

29. A Kinesthetic Approach to Ratios and Proportions

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/9/2016

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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.

30. Argument Writing

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2016

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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.

31. Foldables and Interactive Notebooks

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2016

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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.

32. Implementing Putnam Northern Westchester's (PNW) Integrated Social Studies/English Language Arts in My Classroom

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2016

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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.

33. 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

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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.

34. (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

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.

35. Bethlehem Google Summit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/16/2016

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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

36. Collaborative Learning

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/16/2016

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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.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/16/2016

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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.

38. 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

New
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).
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

40. 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

New
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).

41. (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

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/18/2016

New
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.

43. 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

New
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.

44. 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

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

New
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.

46. Navigating Complex Text

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

New
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?

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

New
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.

48. Algebra II Unconference

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

New
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.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

New
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.

50. 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

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

New
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.

53. Geometry Strands in Action: Number an Quantity

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 8/26/2016

New
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.

54. Designing Inquiry-Based Lessons

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

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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.