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1. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) September 26th

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/26/2016

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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. Mathematics - Statewide Professional Development Framework

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2016 to 9/28/2016

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Back by popular demand, Dr. Paul Riccomini will be joining us on September 27 and he will pick up where he left off with us in May. He will impart how effective mathematics teachers provide a continuum of instructional supports to help students learn essential mathematical concepts and master new important skills. Additionally, he will share what teachers can do to make sure students do not forget what they have previously learned; extremely important in the study of mathematics. Participants will learn specific strategies to assist teachers on organizing both instruction and students' studying of material to facilitate learning, remembering, and applying critical mathematical concepts and skills in new situations. On September 28, we will review the proposed NYS mathematics standards and engage in some grade band conversations around those standards and what that means for our work in 2016-17. Also, we will break out into workgroups to operationalize Dr. Riccomini's work and expand upon the resources that have been created to date. Breakfast and lunch are included.

3. VISTA: Preparing to Teach the New Science Standards

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/28/2016

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Science standards are in the process of being updated and the new standards have commonalities with the standards in ELA and Math. Laura Lehtonen, the BOCES Science Coordinator will support teachers with an unpacking of the draft for the NYS Science Learning Standards. The new science standards require instructional shifts in the science classroom. How can these standards be used to inform instructional strategies and connections to other content? Find out during an informational session designed to help you understand the format of the standards, assess current units, and receive resources to support implementation. Please register by September 14th. This presentation is eligible for one Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) hour. Focus on Grades 6-12.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/29/2016

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

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

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

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

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

5. STC Workshops - Weather, Grades K and 1

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

Dates: 10/3/2016

Science & Technology for Children These workshops are for new teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels. Workshop participants will experience the lessons in the STC unit, learn techniques for materials management and using science journals. Application of these units to the draft New York State Science Standards will be included in the professional development offerings. Cost: $45/workshop, $35 for districts in BOCES Science Kit Service Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee For information contact: Laura Lehtonen 464-3999 or laura.lehtonen@neric.org

6. STC Workshops - Solids & Liquids, Grades 1 and 2

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

Dates: 10/3/2016

Science & Technology for Children These workshops are for new teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels. Workshop participants will experience the lessons in the STC unit, learn techniques for materials management and using science journals. Application of these units to the draft New York State Science Standards will be included in the professional development offerings. Cost: $45/workshop, $35 for districts in BOCES Science Kit Service Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee For information contact: Laura Lehtonen 464-3999 or laura.lehtonen@neric.org

7. A Year-Long Study Group of New Books for All Ages (2016-2017)

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/3/2016 to 6/12/2017

This upcoming school year marks my 18th year of studying books with school educators. This course is applicable to all educators. Our group will consist of eight meetings throughout the school year (given the audits from state ed on contact hours, attendance is critical, it is imperative that you participate in our meetings). On the first meeting, attendees will be given a syllabus of books to be read and discussed on the subsequent seven meetings. The books are arranged by genre/topic and consist of new books with strong reviews in various educational journals. Further, books are grouped by age appropriate ranges based on recommendations from School Library Journal. Attendees are expected to have read at least two books from the list; participants are expected to read four or more hours before class (according to Psychology of Everyday Life, the average book has about 250 words on a page. For an average reader that reads about 200 words per minute, the reading time of 100 such pages would be about 2 hours at least"½). Participants are expected to come to each session prepared to discuss the books, appropriate audiences for the books, how they may be used in the Common Core, links to nonfiction, poetry and other novels, as well as other pertinent issues that arise. Participants who complete the course will receive 30 contact hours at the discretion of the instructor.

8. STC Workshops - Changes, Grades 2 and 3

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

Dates: 10/4/2016

Science & Technology for Children These workshops are for new teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels. Workshop participants will experience the lessons in the STC unit, learn techniques for materials management and using science journals. Application of these units to the draft New York State Science Standards will be included in the professional development offerings. Cost: $45/workshop, $35 for districts in BOCES Science Kit Service Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee For information contact: Laura Lehtonen 464-3999 or laura.lehtonen@neric.org

9. (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: 10/4/2016

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 9/26/16.

10. STC Workshops - Electric Circuits, Grade 4

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

Dates: 10/4/2016

Science & Technology for Children These workshops are for new teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels. Workshop participants will experience the lessons in the STC unit, learn techniques for materials management and using science journals. Application of these units to the draft New York State Science Standards will be included in the professional development offerings. Cost: $45/workshop, $35 for districts in BOCES Science Kit Service Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee For information contact: Laura Lehtonen 464-3999 or laura.lehtonen@neric.org

11. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 2: Identifying Basic and Advanced Phonic Deficits and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2016

Participants will receive information regarding the identification of word recognition (basic and advanced phonic knowledge) deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: 10/6/2016

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

14. Massena Learning Summit

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators: teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/7/2016

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Join us as NERIC/SLL BOCES/NYSCATE bring together educators and tech leaders around the state to showcase their skills. All sessions are designed to help educators and administrators change their instruction and school culture. These action packed sessions will energize and guide you to better classroom learning.

Summit Strands and Themes Include: GAFE, Microsoft in the Classroom, Minecraft EDU, Robotics, STEAM, Augmented Reality, Tech Integration and many more!

Please bring your own device and your Google Login.

FEE: Model Schools Participants $99
Location: Massena High School

15. School Based Mental Health: Where to Begin

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/7/2016

Mental health disorders are among the most prevalent challenges our school-aged children face. One in five children suffers from a mental health or learning disorder, and 80% of chronic mental disorders begin in childhood. Children with mental health and learning disorders face frequent discipline and school failure, which can lead to many different problems later in life. Research has shown that many mental health problems are preventable with early intervention and schools present a key opportunity for recognizing early signs of mental health problems in children. Perhaps not surprisingly, students with mental health disorders have better outcomes when they are connected to appropriate support services early on. This workshop will provide an overview of common early warning signs so that school professionals are better prepared to identify mental health issues in students and intervene when necessary. Specific programs and resources will be introduced to help participants develop and implement effective mental health programs in their own schools.

16. iPhoneography 101 - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/11/2016 to 11/14/2016

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The best camera you have is the one you have with you. iPhoneography is the art of taking, editing, and sharing images with an Apple iPhone. This five week online course focuses on: photography techniques for the iPhone, using apps to edit and share your images, critiquing photos, and incorporating iPhones into the classroom. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation.

Prerequisites: The course content is written for the iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6+, 6S, 6S+, 7 and 7+. Participants must be able to download several free apps and purchase one $1.99 app for their iPhone.

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

Platform: PC or Mac and IOS
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128
Location: Online

17. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/11/2016

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.

18. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/11/2016

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.

19. (RSE-TASC) Pyramid Model: Preschool Module 2: Social Emotional Teaching Strategies training in Albany

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

Audience: Preschool special education and early education providers including; special education teachers, general education teachers, daycare teachers, administrators/supervisors, teacher aides/assistants, psychologists and others as appropriate

Dates: 10/12/2016

Module 2 focuses on supporting children's social emotional development through the use of strategies to teach social skills.

Participants will:

- Gain knowledge of how to teach and the importance of teaching social emotional skills

- Identify strategies for teaching: friendship skills, emotional literacy, coping skills and problem solving

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

21. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/13/2016

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.

22. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Council Meeting - Capital Region/Questar areas - Meeting in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists, Transition Coordinators, CSE Chairs, Counselors, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Agency Personnel

Dates: 10/13/2016

Transition Academy/Interagency Council is a group that meets 3 times per year to discuss transition to post-secondary life for individuals with disabilities. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities. EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN!

Topics for this session: Introductions, updates (agencies and policies), resources and services, networking, planning for the year.

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

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

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

Dates: 10/14/2016

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

24. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 1: Full Day Overview - Identifying Deficits and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Johnstown

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 10/14/2016

Participants will receive a general overview on how to identify specific reading deficits in order to provide specially designed reading instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work. This session was offered previously during the 2015-2016 school year.

25. (RSE-TASC) Tier 1 Strategies to Support Success for Students with Autism 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: 10/14/2016

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We will review 3 central areas of challenge for students with autism: Communication, Behavior Interference and Executive Functioning Differences.

To address these deficits early, we will look at Tier 1 strategies. Implementation approaches for students who need various levels of support is our focus. You will have an opportunity to work in small groups to develop one/two strategies to use with your students. Please come prepared to share a scenario from a current student to explore and collaborate on with fellow participants.

26. A Framework fro K-12 Science Education: The Foundation of New Standards

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/17/2016 to 10/18/2016

The October SCDN statewide science meeting will be facilitated by two nationally recognized authorities on A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2012) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), on which the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) are based. Dr. Helen R. Quinn chaired the committee that wrote A Framework for New K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas. Tricia Shelton is a high school science teacher who in addition to her teaching responsibilities facilitates professional learning supporting teachers in new standards implantation. The two-day session will focus on building an understanding of the foundational principles of the new science standards as well as developing an emerging conception of three dimensional instruction aligned to the standards. Participants will leave this meeting with firm knowledge of the new draft science standards as well as practical knowledge and tools that can be used to facilitate professional development related to the NYSSLS in their region. Breakfast and lunch are included.

27. Introduction to Coding Classroom Web Pages with HTML5 and CSS3 - ONLINE

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/17/2016 to 12/5/2016

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

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

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

Note: This is a challenging course.

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

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

28. The Flipped Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/17/2016 to 12/5/2016

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This six week course introduces educators to the Flipped Classroom concept whereby teachers deliver course content via digital media for homework, allowing time for the teacher to facilitate classroom activities that foster higher level thinking and differentiated instruction during class time. The Flipped Classroom is divided into several Modules that will take participants through the steps to flip one's instruction. For each Module, participants will read various documents and news articles, view brief video tutorials, and participate in social learning activities. They will practice using the tools needed to establish the infrastructure need to effectively flip one's instruction and will reflect on each skill, collaborate with colleagues, and share best practices. This course will require a commitment of at least 18 hours to successfully complete the various learning activities. There are no face-to-face meetings for this class. All interaction will take place on Schoology between October 17 and November 28. You will receive login instructions in your email prior to the course start date.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: Online

29. (RSE-TASC) Transition in the IEP training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Related Agencies

Dates: 10/17/2016

Quality IEP development promotes positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. In this interactive training, participants will review state and federal requirements for transition components in the IEP and understand how each section builds on the last. They will also work with an IEP to assess current practices and begin to create IEPs that have quality transition plans based on assessment. Tools will be introduced that inform and guide services and lead to positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Participants are asked to bring one IEP of a student you are currently work with.

30. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 3: Identifying Deficits in Reading Comprehension for Grades 3-6 and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2016

FOR GRADES 3-6: Participants will receive information regarding the identification of comprehension deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction in vocabulary and comprehension for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

31. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 10/17/2016

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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.

32. (RSE-TASC) Transition in the IEP training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Related Agencies

Dates: 10/18/2016

Quality IEP development promotes positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. In this interactive training, participants will review state and federal requirements for transition components in the IEP and understand how each section builds on the last. They will also work with an IEP to assess current practices and begin to create IEPs that have quality transition plans based on assessment. Tools will be introduced that inform and guide services and lead to positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Participants are asked to bring one IEP of a student you are currently work with.

33. Google 1 Certification Institute

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Educators (Admins and Teachers)

Dates: 10/18/2016

This Institute is designed for educators looking to showcase their Google skills. If you are an educator (teacher or admin) that uses Google in your classroom or building 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. Topics covered include: Communication with Gmail, Google+, Hangouts, Collaboration & Time Management with Calendar, Understanding, Sharing, & Integrating Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, & Drawing into the Classroom, Going Paperless with Classroom and Sites.

Please bring your own device and Google login information.

Lunch and examination voucher are included in the price.

FEE: Model Schools Participants-$99 (if you enroll for 1&2 a discount will be applied).
ALL NON-NERIC Model Schools MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH NYSCATE.

Cancellations must be made prior to 24 hours of the course, or your district will be charged.

34. STRONG: Strengthening Teacher Resilience through Opportunities that Nurture Growth

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2016 to 4/26/2017

Location: Mabee Farm, Rotterdam Junction, NY

GCRTC is proud to partner with Capital Region BOCES to provide a regional professional study group focused on developing and sustaining practitioner resilience. The first session will provide an overview of the literature on practitioner resilience in the education setting as well as introduce a variety of basic tools practitioners can begin to use in their own practice throughout the year. Remaining sessions will be designed to address resilience-related content selected by the group. The overarching goals of this group are to:
• provide teachers and related educators strategies to cope with the demands of their profession, including the vicarious trauma experienced through exposure to children with pervasive problems including poverty, mental health challenges and challenging behaviors
• create a regional network that provides a common forum for those finding success in difficult situations as well as those who may be struggling with their practice
• act as a clearinghouse for successful coping strategies related to the stressors associated with teaching and related practices
• identify and utilize appropriate supports for educators surrounding practitioner health and wellness
• explore opportunities to utilize resilience strategies through professional learning communities.
• assist districts in identifying and embedding practices that will bolster teacher awareness and limit the potential burnout cascade that may affect teacher and related educators Facilitators: Lynne Ogren, Greater Capital Region Teacher Center, Valerie Lovelace, Greater Capital Region Teacher Center and Peter Taormina, Capital Region BOCES

35. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 1: Full Day Overview - Identifying Deficits and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Castleton

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 10/20/2016

Participants will receive a general overview on how to identify specific reading deficits in order to provide specially designed reading instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work. This session was offered previously during the 2015-2016 school year.

36. Coding with Robots in the Elementary Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/20/2016

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

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

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

37. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/21/2016

New
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

38. Introduction to Pixlr - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 11/21/2016

New
Pixlr is a free online cloud-based image editing tool that runs on both the PC and Mac platforms. It's a flash-based app that closely resembles Photoshop. Images may be opened from your workstation or URL, as well as from Facebook, Flickr, and Picasa. The course, focusing on Web image creation for the classroom, will include: interface navigation, selection tools and layers, manipulating your images, transforming and retouching photos, and filters. Participants who complete all the assignments, assessments and projects will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access. Participants should also have access to a digital camera or digital images for final project completion.

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

Platform: PC or Mac
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $128
Location: Online

39. Instructional Leaders Collaborative 2016-2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/25/2016 to 6/1/2017

New
Goals:


• To build the professional capacity of instructional leaders to lead learning




• To share and explore challenges and successes of instructional leaders K-12




• To discuss and address the needs of instructional leaders related to curriculum, evaluation, teaching and professional development




• To examine the role of the instructional leader in school innovation, improvement and the School Review process

The Capital Region BOCES Instructional Leaders Collaborative will offer area instructional leaders, instructional coaches, department coordinators or teacher leaders an opportunity for dialogue, sharing and meaningful collaboration. Topics such as roles and responsibilities, learning new practices, making challenges more productive and finding one's voice as a leader.

Meetings will be held from 8 to 10:00 AM at Capital Region BOCES four times from October 2016 to May 2017.

Meetings will be facilitated by Nancy Andress, staff developer and former Guilderland assistant superintendent and Connie Miller, Program Manager. Topics for agendas will be collaboratively developed by the group.

Each participant will receive a copy of Instructional Coaching by Jim Knight.

40. (RSE-TASC) The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain training in Albany

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: 10/25/2016

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.

41. (RSE-TASC) Special Education Process for CSE Secretary & Support Staff for Non-District Schools

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

Audience: Training is designed for CPSE/CSE Secretaries and Chairpersons to attend together as a team. If either a Secretary or Chairperson need to attend individually they are also welcome. This is intended for state-approved, private, 853 & Special Act school districts only.

Dates: 10/26/2016

New
This training is designed to provide CPSE/CSE Secretary/Support Staff with an understanding of the Special Education Process as delineated in education law and regulation. Chairpersons are encouraged to attend as well so that both Chairpersons and Secretaries can review their districts practices together.

Training Topics: Office procedures and timelines, Corresponding SED Forms and guidance, Role of secretary and collaboration with Chairperson, Communication strategies with parents.

42. (RSE-TASC) Tier 1 Strategies to Support Success for Students with Autism training in Albany

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: 10/27/2016

We will review 3 central areas of challenge for students with autism: Communication, Behavior Interference and Executive Functioning Differences.

To address these deficits early, we will look at Tier 1 strategies. Implementation approaches for students who need various levels of support is our focus. You will have an opportunity to work in small groups to develop one/two strategies to use with your students. Please come prepared to share a scenario from a current student to explore and collaborate on with fellow participants.

43. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 4: Identifying Deficits in Reading Comprehension for Grades 7-12 and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Diabilities training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 10/28/2016

FOR GRADES 7 - 12: Participants will receive information regarding the identification of comprehension deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction in vocabulary and comprehension for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

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

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

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

Dates: 11/1/2016

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

45. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Students in Work Based Learning Experiences - Job Coaching 1 training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 11/2/2016

This training gives an overview of the role of on-site support personnel in quality work-based learning experiences. It is designed for educators developing the role of work-based learning experiences supports in their district and/or for individuals who want to learn or expand their role as a job coach.

46. STC Workshops - Ecosystems and the NY State Science Learning Standards

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

Dates: 11/2/2016

Science & Technology for Children These workshops are for new teachers or teachers who have changed grade levels. Workshop participants will experience the lessons in the STC unit, learn techniques for materials management and using science journals. Application of these units to the draft New York State Science Standards will be included in the professional development offerings. Cost: $60/workshop, $50 for districts in BOCES Science Kit Service Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee For information contact: Laura Lehtonen 464-3999 or laura.lehtonen@neric.org

47. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 2: Identifying Basic and Advanced Phonic Deficits and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 11/2/2016

Participants will receive information regarding the identification of word recognition (basic and advanced phonic knowledge) deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

48. Scratch 101 - Coding, Creativity & Collaboration

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers - Elementary and Intermediate

Dates: 11/2/2016

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

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

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

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

49. Google 2 Certification Institute

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators administrators and teachers

Dates: 11/3/2016

This institute is intended for educators (admins and teachers) who have been actively using Google in their classrooms/buildings 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 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. Session topics will include: Broadcasting yourself with Google+, Hangouts, Blogger, and YouTube, Taking your Google Sites to the Next Level, Diving Deeper into GoogleApps;Google Draw, Docs, Sheets, and Forms, Making the Most out of Google Calendar, Add-ons,& Extensions; Maximizing your Chrome Experience, Making the Most of Google Classroom, Google Play for Education, Going Global with Google Maps & Earth.

Lunch and exam vouchers are provided.

Please bring your own device and Google login information.

Fee: $125 (if participants attend sessions 1&2 a discount will be applied.
ALL NON-NERIC Model Schools MUST REGISTER DIRECTLY WITH NYSCATE.

All cancellations need to occur prior to 24 hours of the workshop or your district will be charged your full rate.

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

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

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

Dates: 11/4/2016

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

51. (RSE-TASC) Job Coach 2 training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Work Based Learning Coordinators, Teaching Assistants, Job Coaches, Guidance Counselors, Transition Coordinators/Counselors

Dates: 11/4/2016

The provision of quality on-site supports is an integral component of community based work programs for students with disabilities. This training will provide experienced job coaches (and individuals who have completed the Introductory WBL/Job Coach training) with strategies and resources needed to:

  1. assist students with more complex needs to improve their work behaviors and productivity needed for development of CDOS skills
  2. complete WBL assessments to identify student transition needs
  3. understand disclosure and confidentiality in the workplace

52. Shared Learning Objectives Fall Meeting - 11/04/16

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Shared Learning Objectives district participants

Dates: 11/4/2016

Location: SLL Room

New
AGENDA

SLO Home Page Navigation
Highlight of Current and Past Projects
2016-2017 Project Options
Guest Presenter
New Applications and Sites to Share
Training Information

This workshop is only open to current participants of the NERIC's Shared Learning Objectives service.

53. Excel 2013: Spreadsheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/7/2016 to 12/19/2016

New
This online course introduces educators to the features of Excel 2013. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: new features and functions, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, enhanced gradebooks, conditional formatting, lookup tables, graphing data, importing and filtering data, working with live Web-based data, lists and PivotTables. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and Excel 2013 software. Prior knowledge of Excel is strongly recommended.

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

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $125
Location: Online

54. Visual Design & Choosing the Right Media

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/7/2016

Amy Jo Southworth will lead a discussion of the esthetics regarding presentation of information in various formats. What is font pairing? How do you choose the right color combination? When is there enough information? When does it become too much information? We will also discuss choosing the right platform to deliver information.

Amy Jo Southworth has been a school librarian at Bay Shore High School since 2009. Prior to becoming a school librarian, Amy Jo was an English teacher for several years. She has been the recipient of countless awards and grants, including recognition as an Emergent Leader by ALA. Amy Jo has changed the landscape of the Bay Shore High School Library, creating a VIP club, and genrefying the library to increase circulation. NYSUT describes Amy Jo and her philosophy best, "If you piled up Long Island librarian Amy Jo Southworth's ideas, they would reach higher than the school library stacks." Come to this workshop, hear Amy Jo's ideas, and walk away inspired!

55. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 3: Identifying Deficits in Reading Comprehension for Grades 3-6 and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2016

FOR GRADES 3-6: Participants will receive information regarding the identification of comprehension deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction in vocabulary and comprehension for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

56. (RSE-TASC) Transition and Students with Emotional and Behavior Challenges training in Lake Placid

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

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

Dates: 11/7/2016

New
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.

57. Collaborative Leadership with Peter DeWitt, Ed.D

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/14/2016

New
Get the ammunition you need to fuel collaborative leadership in your school

What type of leadership do you practice? If your answer is transformational or instructional, you're not alone. Many of us rely on these tenets. But there are better advantages in applying a holistic angle including all stakeholders-an approach known as collaborative leadership.

Peter DeWitt unpacks six leadership factors in Collaborative Leadership, all framed through the lens of John Hattie's research. Adding insight, practical experiences, and vignettes, DeWitt paints a powerful scheme: meet stakeholders where they are, motivate stakeholders to strive for improvement, model how to do it.

The meet, motivate, model blueprint will inspire you to:

1. Transform your leadership practice

2. Identify where you can make immediate changes Build and empower your leadership team

3. Incorporate all stakeholders into the conversation

Designed to shape collective teacher efficacy and foster teacher voice, Collaborative Leadership will leave you motivated to work together.

Presenter: Peter DeWitt (Ed.D) is a former K-5 teacher (11 years) and principal (8 years). He runs workshops and provides keynotes focusing on collaborative leadership, fostering inclusive school climates, and connected learning.

*Each participant will receive a copy of Peter DeWitt's new book, Collaborative Leadership: 6 Influences that Matter Most

Group rates are available.

58. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 4: Identifying Deficits in Reading Comprehension for Grades 7-12 and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Diabilities training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2016

FOR GRADES 7 - 12: Participants will receive information regarding the identification of comprehension deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction in vocabulary and comprehension for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

60. Coding with Robots in the Middle School Classroom

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 11/15/2016

New
Model Schools is excited to present participating districts with an opportunity to learn and try out a variety of robots and coding tools! This course will be an overview of Cubelets, Ozobot, Sphero, Dash and Dot, Scribbler and NAO Humanoid robots. Any teacher that attends this workshop will have the opportunity to utilize each class set for one day during the school year (for NAO robots, a coordinator will accompany up to two robots).

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

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

61. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/15/2016

New
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.

62. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 2: Identifying Basic and Advanced Phonic Deficits and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2016

New
Participants will receive information regarding the identification of word recognition (basic and advanced phonic knowledge) deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

63. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 3: Identifying Deficits in Reading Comprehension for Grades 3-6 and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Disabilities training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 11/17/2016

New
FOR GRADES 3-6: Participants will receive information regarding the identification of comprehension deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction in vocabulary and comprehension for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

64. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 4: Identifying Deficits in Reading Comprehension for Grades 7-12 and Designing Reading Instruction for Students with Diabilities training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Reading Specialists, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers

Dates: 11/18/2016

New
FOR GRADES 7 - 12: Participants will receive information regarding the identification of comprehension deficits and how to provide specially designed reading instruction in vocabulary and comprehension for students with disabilities.

It is not necessary to attend all workshops, please choose the sessions that are most relevant to your work.

65. (RSE-TASC) The Social Emotional Needs of Teens training in Albany

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: 11/29/2016

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.
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

67. (RSE-TASC) Transition and Students with Emotional and Behavior Challenges training in Albany

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

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

Dates: 12/1/2016

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.

68. PBS Early Childhood Resources

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 12/5/2016

Jenn Baumstein from WMHT will present the plethora of free resources that PBS provides for early learners. She will focus on resources to assist with Early Learning, Social Emotional Support, and Afterschool and Summer Programs. Come to this workshop, spend the afternoon networking and collaborating with your colleagues, and leave refreshed and renewed with fabulous ideas! PS - Lunch will be provided!

69. (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: 12/7/2016

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.

70. (RSE-TASC) Tier 1 Strategies to Support Success for Students with Autism 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: 12/8/2016

We will review 3 central areas of challenge for students with autism: Communication, Behavior Interference and Executive Functioning Differences.

To address these deficits early, we will look at Tier 1 strategies. Implementation approaches for students who need various levels of support is our focus. You will have an opportunity to work in small groups to develop one/two strategies to use with your students. Please come prepared to share a scenario from a current student to explore and collaborate on with fellow participants.

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: 12/9/2016

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

73. (RSE-TASC) Transition in the IEP training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators, CSE Chairs, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Related Agencies

Dates: 12/13/2016

Quality IEP development promotes positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. In this interactive training, participants will review state and federal requirements for transition components in the IEP and understand how each section builds on the last. They will also work with an IEP to assess current practices and begin to create IEPs that have quality transition plans based on assessment. Tools will be introduced that inform and guide services and lead to positive post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Participants are asked to bring one IEP of a student you are currently work with.

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: 12/13/2016

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 12/5/16.

75. (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

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. (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

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.

80. 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.
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

82. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/18/2017

New
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.

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

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

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

Dates: 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.

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

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

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

Dates: 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.

85. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/27/2017

New
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

86. (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.

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

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: 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.

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

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

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

Dates: 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.

90. (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

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.

91. 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!

92. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/16/2017

New
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

94. (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.

95. (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.

96. (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

98. (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

New
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.

99. 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.

100. 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.

101. 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.