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1. Evidence Based Observation

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2016

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

Participants will:

~ Work with the Framework for teaching (Danielson)

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

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

Participants must bring:

~ Your Danielson Rubric

~ Evidence collection sheets or software that you have been using

~ Sample evidence you have collected to date

~ Your current APPR agreement

2. Webinar: Create Exciting Classroom Quizzes!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 8/30/2016

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

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

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

4. Focusing on NYS Standards for ELA

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 9/15/2016 to 9/16/2016

New
In July and August of 2016, educators from across the state participated in a review of the Common Core Learning Standards. In this September session, we will answer the following questions:
• What changed and why?
• What are the next steps in the review process? What might our role be in that process?
• What resources might we develop to support a consistent message about the standards?
• What did the reviewers and leaders learn about professional development needs related to implementing the standards?

5. (RSE-TASC) The Social Emotional Needs of Teens 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: 9/22/2016

New
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.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Principals and Assistant Principals

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: 9/23/2016

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

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

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

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

Dates: 9/23/2016

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenters: Cathy Welling and Sheryl Kaplan, Prevention Coordinators

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

10. (RSE-TASC) Graduation Options for Students with Disabilities 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, Guidance Counselors, Agency Personnel, Employers

Dates: 9/26/2016

New
In this session participants will learn about:

  • Regents Diploma Requirements, including the Multiple Pathway
  • Local Diploma Options, such as Compensatory Safety Net and Low Pass Option
  • Appeals Process
  • Superintendent's Determination
  • CDOS Credential and Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential

11. Mathematics - Statewide Professional Development Framework

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

New
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.

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

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

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

Dates: 9/29/2016

Science & Technology for Children

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

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

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

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

Materials: Teacher Manual not included in workshop fee

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

13. (RSE-TASC) Literacy Series Session 1: Full Day Overview - Identifying 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: 9/30/2016

New
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.

14. 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

New
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"). 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.

15. (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.

16. (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

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.

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

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

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

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

Dates: 10/6/2016

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

20. (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.

21. (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

New
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.

22. 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

New
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.

23. (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

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.

24. 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

New
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

25. (RSE-TASC) Job Coach 1 - Supporting Students in Work Based Learning 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, Job Coaches, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 10/19/2016

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

Participants will: learn about the responsibilities of the job coach & learn the 4 stages of job coaching.

26. (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

New
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.

27. (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: 10/24/2016

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.

28. (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

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.

29. (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

New
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.

30. (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

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.

31. (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.

32. (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

New
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

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

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

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

Dates: 11/4/2016

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

34. Visual Design & Choosing the Right Media

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 11/7/2016

New
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!

35. (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

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.

36. (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

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.

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

38. (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

New
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

40. (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

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.

41. (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

New
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.

42. (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

New
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) 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

45. (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.

46. (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

New
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.

47. (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

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.

48. (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.

49. (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.

50. (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.

51. (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.

52. (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.

53. (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

New
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.

54. (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

New
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.

55. (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.

56. (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.

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

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

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

Dates: 3/23/2017

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.

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

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

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

Dates: 4/7/2017

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

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

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 4/12/2017

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: 5/12/2017

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

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

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

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

Dates: 6/2/2017

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: 6/2/2017

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

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

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

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

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

Dates: 6/2/2017

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

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

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

Audience: District PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches

Dates: 6/8/2017

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

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