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1. Accessibility for All in a Virtual Environment - Asynchronous

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 2/22/2021

It is our students' rights and our duty to make sure content is accessible, whether students are in person, hybrid or completely remote. This presentation will show how a district can think through the process and make sure they have a ‘toolkit', or package of tools available to students so they can access the content.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

2. Virtual Tour of Resources to Support Students with Disabilities in the Remote or Hybrid Learning Environment - Asynchronous

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 2/22/2021

This virtual tour will take you through the resources curated on the eTeach website to support instructional planning for students with disabilities in hybrid and remote learning environments.

eTeachNY is a coalition of education partners who have come together to support the implementation of the Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) Initiative.

WebEx link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

3. How Language Impacts Learning for ELLs (Session #1) - Asynchronous

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Dates: 2/23/2021

Join us asynchronously to participate in the eTeachNY ELL and/or ML Session

This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs and/or MLs.

Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement.

***Please register on MLP to receive the link to the recorded webinar.

Objective 1: Participants will understand key research and concepts that support instruction of ELLs, such as Comprehensible Input, Scaffolded Supports and Home Language Supports

Objective 2: Participants will identify key strategies to support ELLs in Content Area classes

Objective 3: Participants will have understanding of ways to increase student engagement and connections, thereby develop stronger relationships with ELLs online.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

4. Fine Tuning your Hybrid/Remote Learning Community for Students with Disabilities (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/3/2021

This recording of the synchronous presentation is Part 1 of the Fine-Tuning Your Virtual/Remote Learning Community professional learning series with the focus on the needs of our students with disabilities.

Participants will reflect on the power of establishing norms, agreements and procedures.

Particular focus has been placed on establishing these essential classroom elements in a hybrid/remote learning environment.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

5. Culturally Responsive Education// You are Here: The 'Why" (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 3/12/2021

While equity and the practice of cultural responsiveness is a focus in many schools today, the shift to remote/hybrid instruction has created an even greater need.

Addressing issues of inequity and ensuring that all students have what they need to succeed can seem exacerbated when students are not physically present in school.

This introductory module defines equity and equality in order to set the purpose for cultural responsiveness in remote/hybrid learning environments.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

6. Families as Partners Overview - Session 1 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 3/25/2021

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach.

In this session, we'll begin to explore the family partnerships and best practices that establish a thriving learning environment for all students.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

7. Case Study Review-SEL Implementation Examples (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/1/2021

Review the implementation of SEL in various districts across the country and reflect on the practices used to create an environment that promotes SEL practice throughout the school community.

Link to the case studies and exit ticket will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

8. Using Home Language Supports for ELLs (Session 2) - Asynchronous

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Dates: 4/1/2021

Objective 1: Participants will understand how to use home language supports in multiple ways, with students and/or with parents helping their children.

Objective 2: Participants will learn about resources available to content area teachers through NYSED.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

9. Utilizing a Data Dive Process for SEL Implementation (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Administrators

Dates: 4/1/2021

David Blahowicz narrates a DATA DIVE PROCESS that Greece CSD enacted as a way to use data for continuous improvements related to SEL implementation.

Link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

10. Families as Partners Overview - Session 2 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/16/2021

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community.

In this session, we'll dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families.

WebEx link to this recording will be provided to participants via email. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder if the link doesn't appear in your email inbox.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

11. Welcoming and Affirming Environments Session #2 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 4/16/2021

A welcoming and affirming environment feels safe. It is a space where people can find themselves represented and reflected, and where they understand that all people are treated with respect and dignity.

The environment ensures all cultural identities (i.e. race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, language, religion, socioeconomic background) are affirmed, valued, and used as vehicles for teaching and learning.

WebEx link to the course recording will be provided to participants via email after enrollment.

For info: spitcherboyea@fehb.org


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

12. Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Learners Session #3 - Asynchronous

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Dates: 5/3/2021

Research-based, proven practices for Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Language Learners. Expand on strategies and tools that support your ELLs. One hour of CTLE credit will be awarded upon course completion.

Webex link to access the course will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

13. Applying Key Instructional Strategies for ELLs Session #4 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Dates: 5/17/2021

In this Module, participants will review key strategies presented in the first three modules and will expand discussion and practice for applying them for classroom implementation. Participants will hear questions and real life examples that were shared during the synchronous session.

After enrollment the link to access the virtual session will be sent via email.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

14. High Leverage Practices for Students with Disabilities (Asynchronous Self-Study)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/17/2021

This session will familiarize participants with the High Leverage Practices for students with disabilities that help overcome their barriers to remote learning. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their current practice and create a plan to address areas of need.

A participation guide will be provided to participants via email after enrollment.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

15. Families as Partners Overview - Session 3 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/25/2021

The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships.

In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore research-based best practices that educators can leverage to strengthen connections with families. This session builds upon the resources that were shared in Session 2.

Webex link to access the course recording will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

16. High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction - Session 3 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 5/26/2021

How do we ensure that we have high expectations and rigorous instruction in-person and in remote/hybrid settings? When reflecting upon being culturally responsive, the ultimate goal is to facilitate learning to build efficacious students. As teachers, our actions propel the conditions for all students to succeed. At its core, setting high expectations for students is about creating a culture of perseverance and empowerment. For info: spitcherboyea@fehb.org

Webex link to access the course recording will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

17. Supporting ELLs' Academic Language Development in Distance and Hybrid Settings Session 5 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/7/2021

In this session, participants will:
1. Define the importance of teaching academic language to ELLs in distance or hybrid settings.
2. Describe strategies for selecting academic vocabulary to focus on during distance or hybrid instruction.
3. Explore research-based strategies for supporting ELLs' academic language development at the word, sentence, and discourse levels.
4. Apply strategies for supporting ELLs' academic language development in a distance or hybrid setting.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

18. Families as Partners Overview - Session 4 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/11/2021

In this session, we will celebrate successful partnership between schools and families during the 20-21 school year. We will use these 'wins' as a springboard for summer planning and take the time for reflective practice in reviewing the last school year as well.

Webex link to access the course recording will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

19. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting (June 2021)

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: Distance Learning Teachers and TAs

Dates: 6/21/2021

As the school year comes to a close, we would like to thank you for all of your hard work in providing learning opportunities to students all over New York State, by continuing to lead and succeed in the Distance Learning environment.

The Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting allows veteran DL Practitioners (teachers and TAs), those new to the DL environment, and even those thinking about entering the Distance Learning arena for the first time to connect, share knowledge, troubleshoot common issues, and meet other Practitioners to continue the discussion on how the Distance Learning Program can successfully grow, regardless of how the learning environment changes from month to month.

We will be meeting virtually again for the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Monday, June 21st from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Please register soon to hold your place, as your feedback continues to be the driving force for this collaborative forum. We will send out the meeting details (join link) closer to the date of the meeting.

We look forward to hearing about the DL best practice experiences you would like to share, and/or DL pain points you hope to get feedback from others about. Please email dl@neric.org with your topic of discussion and questions you would like covered. Once we hear from you, we will announce the topics used to launch the forum discussions.

Please send any suggested topics you have to dl@neric.org by June 11th.

Until we meet in June, stay well!

Thank you,
Eileen Drescher, Mike Sylofski, & Mary Graham-Morris

NOTE: This meeting is open to DL Practitioners' from districts participating in the Full Distance Learning Program.

20. Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment - Session 4 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 6/23/2021

The third principle in the NYSED CRSE framework is "Identifying Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment.” In this session, participants will consider how to position students to become agents of change in our learning environments; how to empower students to learn more about who they are; and how to build connections to the content.

Webex link to access the course recording will be shared with participants after enrollment.


*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

21. SEL in Leadership Session #5 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 6/28/2021

Through this asynchronous module, school leaders will explore resources and tasks to promote and support district & school wide SEL using CASEL's 4 Focus Areas. Through these explorations, leaders can examine prosocial responsibilities for leaders that help ensure that all staff, students, parents, and community members feel safe, cared for, respected and valued.

The slide deck with course information and resources as well as the exit survey will be provided after enrollment to this activity has been confirmed.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

22. Creating Effective Supports and Scaffolds for ELLs (Asynchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/26/2021

In this session, participants will review the essential elements for creating mini webinettes in content areas for ELLs, in English. Participants will deepen their understanding of scaffolds and supports shared in previous sessions, and explore effective means of implementation.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2021 to 8/29/2021

Location: Online

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

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $260
Location: Online

Data Privacy and Security Statement: Please follow your district's data privacy and security guidelines. We strongly encourage you to read the privacy policies of any non-district approved applications to ensure that your students' identities are properly protected. If you are unsure whether a resource is approved by the district, please contact your school. Please visit StaySafe Online for useful information. Links to sites do not imply endorsement by NERIC.

24. SEL in Leadership (Asynchronous) #6

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 8/10/2021

SEL is an important component of Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Teaching. In this asynchronous module, you will be able to examine the benefit cultural considerations for implementing & integrating SEL. Participants will also explore how Culturally Responsive-Sustaining teaching sets a foundation for SEL.

The slide deck with course information and resources as well as the exit survey will be provided after enrollment to this activity has been confirmed.

*Please note: the times listed on MLP are not meeting times. This opportunity is asynchronous, so you may complete it at any time.

25. Rosen eBooks

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Component District School Librarians

Dates: 9/20/2021

Location: CVES Room

In this session Jane Lehman from Rosen will give an overview of the Rosen eBooks and how they can be utilized in the library and the classroom. There will be time at the end for Q & A.

26. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 9/22/2021

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

27. SchoolTool School Counselor Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/24/2021

Starting Today
SchoolTool
This webinar will cover common Guidance Counselor tasks. Topics to be covered will include SchoolTool terminology, especially the difference between the Scheduling and Counseling modules, batch selecting using advanced search criteria, and running and exporting reports. Other topics will include understanding drop/withdraw/switch differences, finding available periods and classes, using drag and drop to schedule, fixing conflicts, modifying future schedules, using the audit report to view add/drops, and alternate enrollment scheduling.

28. Virtual CSE Meetings (Synchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 9/28/2021

NewStarting Soon
Through synchronous learning activities and resources, participants will:

Review the checklist through the lens of the facilitator of the CSE Annual Review Meetings
Determine parts of the checklist that will be customized by district.

WebEx link to the course will be provided to participants via email within 24 hours before start of class.

29. CRSE Modules 5-6 (Synchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 9/28/2021

NewStarting Soon
CRSE Module 5: Ongoing PL
In this module, participants will explore and design around the themes of holding ourselves accountable, continuously educating ourselves, and intentionally growing our professional learning networks.

CRSE Module 6: The How: Intention and Impact
This final module has you take time to reflect on each of the principles in the NYSED CR-SE framework.

WebEx link to the course will be provided to participants via email within 24 hours of the start of class.

For info: spitcherboyea@fehb.org

30. Science SCDN Statewide Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Audience: Members of the Science SCDN Statewide Group

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 9/29/2021

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The S/CDN Statewide Learning Team will focus on these goals:

~Goal 1: Increase opportunities for district professional learning (online + in person).

~Goal 2: Resource curation and vetting.

~Goal 3: Increasing the connection and integration of science with other subjects (ELA + Math are priorities)

~Goal 4: Development of formative assessments aligned to 3-dimensional teaching and learning.

31. Monthly Coach Meetings

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 12/21/2021

Location: Online

Starting Soon
These meetings are for esports coaches- this is an opportunity for coaches to come together to discuss the league, receive support, mentor one- another and enjoy esports camaraderie! Register once and participate monthly or whenever you can!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

32. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins September 29 and finishes October 6

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/29/2021

Starting Soon
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

You may begin this class on Schoology on September 29th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on October 6th, 2021. You will receive an email the morning of September 29th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

33. Virtual Work-Based Learning Opportunities (Synchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: Teachers/Administrators

Dates: 9/29/2021

NewStarting Soon
Through synchronous learning activities and resources, participants will:

*Identify what work-based learning is and is not
*Explore a variety of virtual work-based learning opportunities to meet CDOS requirements

WebEx link to the course will be provided to participants via email within 24 hours before start of class.

34. SLS Orientation and Mentoring Kick-off

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 9/29/2021

Starting Soon
All new and new-ish librarians in the Capital Region are invited to join us for a full day overview of the resources and services available to your students through the School Library System. This session will cover general information about our team and region, SLS-purchased resources, common procedures (such as ILL), frequently asked questions, and more. The mentoring portion of the day will be in the afternoon, and will cover goal-setting, planning, and program expectations. Please note: this mentoring program is a supplement to, not in place of, your district mentor. This program is currently scheduled to be in-person, but we are prepared to pivot to online should the need arise.


Conference

35. LEA Designee Training

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 9/29/2021

Starting Soon

LEA Designee Training
September 29, 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

Register Here: https://forms.gle/peNMKMtGv7LVHGcRA

 

 


36. 2021 - 2022 Testing Coordinator Series

Program: NERIC: Testing

Dates: 9/29/2021 to 6/1/2022

Starting Soon
Join us this year for a 4-part series designed to help district and building test coordinators with their annual responsibilities. Sessions will take place on Wednesdays of September 29, December 1, February 9, and June 1. Sessions will be live from 9:30am - 11:30am. Please register even if you cannot attend all sessions. Recordings will be made available to our testing listserv. Here is a breakdown of the sessions: September 29- Virtual Test Coordinator Training - Part I o Account Access - Determining access for Testing Services using the New Test Coordinator Flow Chart o Communications - what to expect from NERIC and the Office of State Assessment o September- December Responsibilities and Schedules December 1 - Virtual Test Coordinator Training - Part II o December - February Responsibilities o Data Extractions o School Administrator Manuals February 9 - Virtual Test Coordinator Training - Part III o March - June Responsibilities o Answer Sheet Printing, Shipping & Distribution o Exam Administration o Scoring, Answer Sheet Return o NERIC Answer Sheet Processing June 1 - Virtual Test Coordinator Training - Part IV o End of Year/Summer Responsibilities o Data Reports o Assessment Cleanup

37. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 9/29/2021

Starting Soon
We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

38. Families as Partners Overview - Session 5-6 (Synchronous)

Program: Teaching in Remote Learning Environments (TRLE) - Regional Training

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 9/30/2021

NewStarting Soon
In this session, we will celebrate successful partnership between schools and families during the 2020-21 school year. We will use these "wins” as a springboard for 2021-22 school year planning. This session will build upon the resources shared in Sessions 1-4.

WebEx link to the course will be provided to participants via email within 24 hours of the start of the class. Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder if the link doesn't appear in your email inbox.

39. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 9/30/2021

Starting Soon
SchoolTool
This webinar will be a demonstration of new SchoolTool features introduced by Mindex during the FIRST half of the year.

Conference

40. Asbestos Inspector Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/1/2021

Asbestos Inspector Refresher
October 1, 2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

Register Here: https://forms.gle/5bLkFoDyT3gzx5it6

 

 



Conference

41. Asbestos Mgt. Planner Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/1/2021

Asbestos Mgt. Planner Refresher
October 1, 2021
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

Register Here: https://forms.gle/E9V4KoiBQrkF1J4u8

 

 

 



Conference

42. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 10/4/2021

Asbestos Supervisor Refresher
October 4, 2021
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

Register Here: https://forms.gle/K82f6DPbH2W5GVrA8

 

 

 

 


43. Lead Evaluator Refresher

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals and Teacher Evaluators

Dates: 10/5/2021

New
This training supports districts in training Lead Evaluators of teachers in need of a REFRESHER in accordance with Education Law 3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. The focus for these sessions is to review knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, Evidence Based Observation techniques, Professional Standards for Educational Leaders and use of the state approved professional practice rubrics to anchor effective feedback. Lead evaluator training participation will be reported to districts upon completion.

44. Science Kits Hands-on Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Predict Patterns Of Motion?" Teachers will have the opportunity to assemble experiments and work with the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This is an in-person training. Please seek out the simultaneous virtual signup if you wish to attend via zoom. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

45. Science Kits Virtual Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Predict Patterns Of Motion?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This training is also available in-person. Please use the in-person signup if you wish to attend in person. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

46. Science Kits Hands-on Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 5th Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Do We Use The Sky To Navigate?" Teachers will have the opportunity to assemble experiments and work with the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This is an in-person training. Please seek out the simultaneous virtual signup if you wish to attend via zoom. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

47. Science Kits Virtual Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 5th Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Do We Use The Sky To Navigate?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This training is also available in-person. Please use the in-person signup if you wish to attend in person. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

48. CRB SLS: Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2021

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Capital Region Elementary Book Club! We are excited for you to join if and when you can. This group and time together is an informal time of sharing AMAZING books/resources that can be used in the Elementary Library and/or Classroom. Although the focus is on Picture Books and Middle Grade titles, EVERYBODY is welcome. We all know picture books can be used K-12. We will be meeting virtually until further notice. This year we are continuing to focus on Diversity, and this month's theme is: New Diverse Titles

Dee Johnson is Elementary Librarian at Westmere Elementary School in the Guilderland School District.

49. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES Automation Librarians

Dates: 10/6/2021

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in Library Automation CoSer 503.000. Participants receive professional development on updates in Follett Destiny, and information related to automation services and project plans.

50. Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region SLS Communication Coordinators, CRB Librarians

Dates: 10/6/2021

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Format determined by level of transmission.

51. SchoolTool Security [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Database Administrators

Dates: 10/7/2021

SchoolTool

Participants in this WebEx will learn concepts and skills necessary for maintaining and adjusting security in SchoolTool.


Topics covered will include terminology and local account management including creating a local user account for a faculty member, parent or student, resetting a password, assuming a user account/identity and unlocking an account. Finally, we will discuss user maintenance tasks and options including Google login access, creating new groups, adding/removing users from groups individually or in batch, group reports and locating and adjusting group permissions in the security tree.

52. Science Kits Hands-on Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?" Teachers will have the opportunity to assemble experiments and work with the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This is an in-person training. Please seek out the simultaneous virtual signup if you wish to attend via zoom. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

53. Science Kits Virtual Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This training is also available in-person. Please use the in-person signup if you wish to attend in person. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

54. Science Kits Hands-on Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "What Can Maps Tell Us About Land And Water On Earth?" Teachers will have the opportunity to assemble experiments and work with the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This is an in-person training. Please seek out the simultaneous virtual signup if you wish to attend via zoom. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

55. Science Kits Virtual Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "What Can Maps Tell Us About Land And Water On Earth?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This training is also available in-person. Please use the in-person signup if you wish to attend in person. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

56. Science Kits Hands-on Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Change Solids And Liquids?" Teachers will have the opportunity to assemble experiments and work with the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This is an in-person training. Please seek out the simultaneous virtual signup if you wish to attend via zoom. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

57. Science Kits Virtual Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 2nd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Can We Change Solids And Liquids?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This training is also available in-person. Please use the in-person signup if you wish to attend in person. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

58. SchoolTool Foundations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 10/12/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in SchoolTool. Topics will be relevant to all users, and designed to provide a solid foundation for working efficiently in specific modules such as Attendance, Counseling or Discipline . Specific topics will include SchoolTool terminology and navigation, using the basic search to view student demographic, schedule, attendance or other information, key reports for everyday tasks as well as introduction to SchoolTool advanced search and export options.

59. Science Kits Hands-on Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Do Weather And Climate Affect Our Lives?" Teachers will have the opportunity to assemble experiments and work with the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This is an in-person training. Please seek out the simultaneous virtual signup if you wish to attend via zoom. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

60. Science Kits Virtual Training

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2021

New
Join experienced teacher and content expert Heidi Aupperle to cover the basics of the 3rd Grade Smithsonian Science Kit "How Do Weather And Climate Affect Our Lives?" Teachers will have the opportunity to view assembled experiments and observe the use of the kit, with time to ask direct questions in collaboration with their peers. This training is also available in-person. Please use the in-person signup if you wish to attend in person. Contact John Florussen (john.florussen@neric.org) with any questions or problems regarding this listing.

61. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins October 13 and finishes October 20

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/13/2021

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

You may begin this class on Schoology on October 13th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on October 20th, 2021. You will receive an email the morning of October 13th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

There will be a 5-10 business day processing period beginning after course session ends before your information is sent to NYSED. Please keep this in mind when planning for your deadlines.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

62. SchoolTool Introduction to Dashboards [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/14/2021

SchoolTool
This hour-long webinar provides an overview of data dashboards available in SchoolTool that display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. Sample dashboard data can include: Line charts to compare whether assessment scores have improved from one year to the next. Compare Regents assessment scores to final course scores. View the most common Discipline infractions and drill down to student names.

63. Database Stats Q & A

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians

Dates: 10/14/2021

In this session, we will discuss how to leverage database statistics to advocate for your library program's resources. We'll discuss the new database statistics slide deck, and allow for you to ask any questions you may have about database statistics and how to use them.

64. SchoolTool Data Warehouse Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/14/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will provide new Chief Information Officers with an overview of running SchoolTool data warehouse extracts required for NYS data warehousing. Topics to be covered will include types of extracts, running extracts, understanding CSV files, and the SchoolTool Validation Report.

65. New Teacher Collaborative

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 5/16/2022

New
Over the course of this exciting development series, you will become part of a regional collaborative aimed at providing targeted support and networking opportunities for new teachers. All new teachers Pk-12 in all content areas are invited to attend.

Kick off Meeting: October 18, 3:30-4:15 pm

~Meet and greet- begin to find connections and collaborate with other teachers throughout the region.

Classroom Management Strategies: November 22, 3:30-5:00 pm

~Presenters: Coaching Team, Capital Region BOCES

~Develop routines and structures to increase student engagement through predictability and student self efficacy.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL): January 24, 3:30-5:00 pm

~Presenter: Nicole Almeida, Counselor Capital Region BOCES

~Discover how you can embed SEL competencies into your lesson structures and routines to create an environment where students feel safe and can take risks.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners: March 14, 3:30-5:00 pm

~Presenter: Sandy Stock, RBERN

~Explore strategies to meet the needs of English Language Learners and diverse learning populations.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: May 16, 3:30-5:00 pm

~Presenter tbd

66. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/19/2021

SchoolTool
Administrator Overview will provide a concise yet comprehensive look at the features of SchoolTool specific to administrative responsibilities. This will include a brief foundations overview, commonly used reports such as CRDC/BEDS and Student Mobility; the discipline modules with discipline configuration in the maintenance module; and dashboards.

67. Curriculum Leaders Collaborative

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2021 to 5/3/2022

New
Join a collaborative of regional thought partners focused on the framework for building and implementing standards-based curriculum and instruction.

Regardless of where you are in the process, this collaborative will offer you the opportunity to have thought partners and guidance on how to move forward with developing and/or aligning your district curriculum.

Meet and Greet: October 19, 2:30-4:00

~Introduction of the Curriculum and Instruction Framework

~Round Table Discussion- Where are you now? What do you need?

Components of a Standards-Based Curriculum Audit: December 1, 2:30-4:00

~Develop a deeper understanding of the processes involved in conducting a curriculum audit.

Developing or Aligning Curriculum: March 1, 2:30-4:00

~Design a systematic approach to developing or aligning curriculum.

Curriculum to Instruction- Bridging the Gap: May 3, 2:30-4:00

~Round table discussion- topic tbd based on participant request/need

68. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians

Dates: 10/19/2021

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.
Capital Region BOCES is pleased to host a series of meetings to provide the opportunity for principals to collaborate and share ideas with peers. Meetings will be hosted for elementary principals, and for junior high/middle and high school principals. The virtual meetings for each group will be from 9-10 a.m.

Topics/Format:

~ Receive updates on important issues that impact your role as the principal.

~ Discuss topics of interest such as equity, social emotional learning, curriculum and instruction, and others as determined by the group.

~ Share ideas and receive feedback in a collaborative environment.

~ Meetings will be facilitated by Capital Region BOCES and your colleagues.

Meeting Dates for Middle/High School: October 20, 2021, January 19, 2022, March 16, 2022 and June 8, 2022. Please register for each meeting separately.

Questions: Contact Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at kelly.masline@neric.org or call 518-464-3971 or 518-937-8887 (cell).

There is no cost to Component Districts to participate in these meetings. This is part of the Capital Region BOCES Value Added Service.

70. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 10/20/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

71. Instructional Coaching for Leaders

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/21/2021 to 4/7/2022

New
Welcome to the professional learning series developed for instructional leaders focused on supporting teachers with standards, curriculum and instructional best practices.

Individuals or leadership teams will work to unpack PSEL Standard 4: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Effective educational leaders develop and support intellectually rigorous and coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to promote each student's academic success and well-being. Participants will become familiar with high impact teaching strategies which they can use to anchor professional development with their teachers, provide a focus for evidence collection during observations and to structure high quality feedback conversations.

Meet and Greet: October 21, 9-10 am

~Unpack PSEL Standard 4

Supporting Standards Aligned Curriculum and Instruction: December 16, 9-10 am

~Focus on High Impact Teaching Strategy (HITS): Setting Goals/Learning Targets and the alignment to a standards based curriculum.

Targeted Growth Conversations With Teachers: February 10, 9-10 am

~Reflection on evidence collection and protocols to generate effective conversations.

Identifying Impact: April 7, 9-10 am

~Gathering evidence of student growth through High Impact Teaching Strategies.

~Support teachers with evidence based instructional decision making.

72. SchoolTool Labels, Lists and Keyword Letters Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/26/2021

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will learn to use SchoolTool reports to produce student directories, mailing labels, lists, and name tags. In addition, participants will be introduced to creating customized keyword letters and lists and learn about different types of keyword documents such as CSV lists, attendance, and discipline letters. (Recommended prior to Keyword Troubleshooting for Advanced Users]

73. Beyond the Game

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 10/26/2021

Location: Online

This session will provide esports coaches and esports enthusiasts with the opportunity to explore the Beyond the Game opportunities in esports: Broadcasting, network and system design, management - the list is endless!

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

74. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins October 27 and finishes November 3

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 10/27/2021

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

You may begin this class on Schoology on October 27th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on November 3rd, 2021. You will receive an email the morning of October 27th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

75. SchoolTool Dashboards - Advanced [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 10/28/2021

SchoolTool
This hour-long webinar provides a deeper look at data dashboards available in SchoolTool. These dashboards display graphs of district- and building-wide information that can be refined to teacher and student specific information. Sample dashboard data can include: Line charts to compare whether assessment scores have improved from one year to the next. Compare Regents assessment scores to final course scores. View the most common Discipline infractions and drill down to student names.

76. SchoolTool Reports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/4/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will cover the various ways to report information from SchoolTool so that users are aware of all options: Canned Custom Export Report Action Tab Attendance Letters Discipline Letters Mindex Custom Reports

77. CRB SLS: Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 11/9/2021

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Capital Region Elementary Book Club! We are excited for you to join if and when you can. This group and time together is an informal time of sharing AMAZING books/resources that can be used in the Elementary Library and/or Classroom. Although the focus is on Picture Books and Middle Grade titles, EVERYBODY is welcome. We all know picture books can be used K-12. We will be meeting virtually until further notice. This year we are continuing to focus on Diversity, and this month's theme is: Poverty/Homelessness

Dee Johnson is Elementary Librarian at Westmere Elementary School in the Guilderland School District.

78. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins November 10 and finishes November 17

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 11/10/2021

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

You may begin this class on Schoology on November 10th, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on November 17th, 2021. You will receive an email the morning of November 10th with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

79. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

Conference

80. Asbestos Operations & Maintenance Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 11/17/2021

Asbestos O&M Refresher
November 17, 2021
8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Capital Region BOCES
900 Watervliet Shaker Road, Albany

Register Here: https://forms.gle/VWWMLfZx7jmdUaN7A

 

 

 

 

 


81. Regional BOCES: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the School Library

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: CRB, HFM, Questar III, and WSWHE School Librarians

Dates: 11/17/2021

Join us for a full day focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In the morning, you'll hear from Lyndon Cudlitz. This interactive training assists school library staff in improving experiences for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identified, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. Attendees will gain an introduction to promising practices for supporting LGBTQ youth, with an emphasis on tools for communicating with and about transgender & nonbinary students.

The second half of the day will be led by Kirsten Cappy (I'm Your Neighbor Books) and Anne Sibley O'Brien (Diverse BookFinder).

The Suitcase: Unpacking Picture Books to Spark Conversations on Race, Culture, and Belonging Our collections and future acquisitions hold the tools for a more equitable school and future. Sharing research on the barriers to equity, implicit bias and intergroup anxiety, we will explore how books disrupt bias and build a bridge between groups. Using the toolkits of the Diverse BookFinder and I'm Your Neighbor Books, Anne and Kirsten will explore how to create balanced, productive picture book collections and how we can use these books to spark conversations in the classroom and library. The workshop will model collection assessment, guided discussions, programming, and introduce the Welcoming Library.

Lunch will be served.

82. SchoolTool Keyword Troubleshooting for Experienced Users [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: Users familiar with keywords and merge documents in SchoolTool

Dates: 11/18/2021

SchoolTool
Participants in this training will gain an understanding of merging SchoolTool data into letters, lists, labels or other documents. We will explore the various troubleshooting methods for fixing stubborn keywords that fail to merge data.

83. SchoolTool Custom Exports [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/19/2021

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting.

84. SchoolTool Administrator Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 11/30/2021

SchoolTool
Administrator Overview will provide a concise yet comprehensive look at the features of schooltoolTM specific to administrative responsibilities. This will include a brief foundations overview, commonly used reports such as CRDC/BEDS and Student Mobility; the discipline modules with discipline configuration in the maintenance module; and dashboards.

85. DASA ONLINE TRAINING -- Begins December 1 and finishes December 8

Program: School Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 12/1/2021

CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON at the bottom of the page TO REGISTER.

DASA ONLINE TRAINING: Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention (Dignity for All Students Act)

This on-line training has been approved by the New York State Education Department to be completed during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

You may begin this class on Schoology on December 1st, work at your own pace and it must be finished by midnight on December 8th, 2021. You will receive an email the morning of December 1st with an access code and directions to start your training. If you do not receive this e-mail, please check your SPAM box.

Cost: $80 payable only by check or money order. Mail your payment as soon as you register.

Make checks payable to Capital Region BOCES and mail in your payment to Capital Region BOCES - DASA, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Suite 102, Albany NY 12205. You do not need to send the enrollment form, a note with your name and date of DASA is acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact Fallon Lovrin at fallon.lovrin@neric.org.

86. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians

Dates: 12/1/2021

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

87. SchoolTool Census and Registrar [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/2/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into SchoolTool. We will review various methods of enrolling students into buildings or placements and assigning applicable program services. We will also look at the various tools available to maintain and verify Census data.

88. Getting Ready or Starting Fresh in Esports?

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 12/2/2021

Location: Online

This session is for schools who are planning to begin their esport venture in Spring 2022- you will learn basic aspects of esports, how to register, and essentials for your coaches.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Course Type: Live Webinar

89. NERIC Annual Awareness Day 2021

Program: NERIC Awareness Day Catalog

Audience: Educators, District Administrators and Technology Specialists

Dates: 12/3/2021

The 32st Annual Regional Technology Awareness Day will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at the Albany Capital Center in Albany, NY.

The theme of Awareness Day 2021 is The Collaborative Community and will focus on working together through suitable pedagogy, technology fluency, and support for one another. Our community can help shift mindsets by leveraging technologies and innovation to provide our schools and students with new opportunities and models for learning

Our endnote speaker will be TBD. Use #TechADay on Twitter to share and follow Tech A-Day experiences! - Click here to sign up to present a breakout session!

Session openings are limited and districts will be contacted for session participation once the Awareness Day committee has made its final selections.

Please note:

*CTLE professional development credits are offered for this event to those who register here through MyLearningPlan. This registration step is the ONLY way credits can be obtained.

*In addition to registering here for CTLE credit, you must click here to register for the event on Eventbrite.

90. SchoolTool Custom Exports - Using Column Formulas [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/3/2021

SchoolTool
This class will provide an introduction to the custom export functionality within SchoolTool. We will examine the basics of creating custom exports with an emphasis upon field selection, filters, and sorting. We will discuss common problems encountered while working with custom exports. We will also focus on more complicated filtering strategies.

91. Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region SLS Communication Coordinators, CRB Librarians

Dates: 12/8/2021

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Format determined by level of transmission.

92. SchoolTool Rollover - Next Year Scheduling Prep Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/9/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

93. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region BOCES School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/15/2021

We invite librarians and educators at the middle school and high school levels to this monthly two-hour book group. There are no prescribed titles to read ahead of time, rather this group focuses on sharing out 1-3 titles read recently by participants that others should know about for curriculum, booklists, and additions to their libraries and classrooms. All discussed titles can be viewed at the Capital Region BOCES YA Book Group on Goodreads.

94. SchoolTool New Feature Demonstrations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 12/16/2021

SchoolTool
This webinar will be a demonstration of new SchoolTool features introduced by Mindex during the FIRST half of the year.
SchoolTool
This webinar will be a review of mid-year school rollover tasks required to begin scheduling. Specific topics will include preparatory steps for the scheduling season and to begin new school year setup. A review of the SchoolTool rollover screen will be included, as will period maintenance, and other maintenance setup tasks performed during the annual rollover.

96. SchoolTool Elements of GPA Calculations [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 1/7/2022

SchoolTool
Course description pending...

97. Secondary Librarians Roundtable hosted by Melissa Gergen

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians

Dates: 1/11/2022

Please join us for a professional conversation focused on the issues facing secondary librarians. Topics and agenda to be determined, and suggestions are welcome.

98. CRB SLS: Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services: Library Media Services

Audience: Capital Region School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2022

Welcome to the 2021/2022 Capital Region Elementary Book Club! We are excited for you to join if and when you can. This group and time together is an informal time of sharing AMAZING books/resources that can be used in the Elementary Library and/or Classroom. Although the focus is on Picture Books and Middle Grade titles, EVERYBODY is welcome. We all know picture books can be used K-12. We will be meeting virtually until further notice. This year we are continuing to focus on Diversity, and this month's theme is: Immigration and Refugees.

Dee Johnson is Elementary Librarian at Westmere Elementary School in the Guilderland School District.

99. SchoolTool Course Selections Overview [WEB]

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 1/13/2022

SchoolTool
This webinar will be an introduction or refresher of SchoolTool student course selection data entry and maintenance. Specific topics to be covered will include entering student course selections, removing and editing course selections, as well as using the advanced search to find students with a specific course selection. Also to be covered will be useful reports for working with student course selections.

100. Thought Leadership Meetings for Principals and Assistant Principals -- Elementary 1/18/22

Program: School Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 1/18/2022

Capital Region BOCES is pleased to host a series of meetings to provide the opportunity for principals to collaborate and share ideas with peers. Meetings will be hosted for elementary principals, and for junior high/middle and high school principals. The virtual meetings for each group will be from 9-10 a.m.

Topics/Format:

~ Receive updates on important issues that impact your role as the principal.

~ Discuss topics of interest such as equity, social emotional learning, curriculum and instruction, and others as determined by the group.

~ Share ideas and receive feedback in a collaborative environment.

~ Meetings will be facilitated by Capital Region BOCES and your colleagues.

Meeting Dates for Elementary: October 19, 2021, January 18, 2022, March 15, 2022 and June 7, 2022. Please register for each meeting separately.

Questions: Contact Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at kelly.masline@neric.org or call 518-464-3971 or 518-937-8887 (cell).

There is no cost to Component Districts to participate in these meetings. This is part of the Capital Region BOCES Value Added Service.

Capital Region BOCES is pleased to host a series of meetings to provide the opportunity for principals to collaborate and share ideas with peers. Meetings will be hosted for elementary principals, and for junior high/middle and high school principals. The virtual meetings for each group will be from 9-10 a.m.

Topics/Format:

~ Receive updates on important issues that impact your role as the principal.

~ Discuss topics of interest such as equity, social emotional learning, curriculum and instruction, and others as determined by the group.

~ Share ideas and receive feedback in a collaborative environment.

~ Meetings will be facilitated by Capital Region BOCES and your colleagues.

Meeting Dates for Middle/High School: October 20, 2021, January 19, 2022, March 16, 2022 and June 8, 2022. Please register for each meeting separately.

Questions: Contact Kelly Masline, Director of Educational Support Services at kelly.masline@neric.org or call 518-464-3971 or 518-937-8887 (cell).

There is no cost to Component Districts to participate in these meetings. This is part of the Capital Region BOCES Value Added Service.