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1. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 4/27/2018

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You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self help care. Anyone can take the 8-hour Mental Health First Aid course — first responders, students, teachers, leaders of faith communities, human resources professionals, and caring citizens. Youth Mental Health First Aid reviews the unique factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents age 12-18. It emphasizes the importance of early intervention and covers how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. The youth course is intended for anyone 18 years or older to learn how to help young people. SOMETIMES, THE BEST FIRST AID IS YOU. Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community. This is an 8-hour class and runs from 8:15 am to 5:00 pm. This class is $150 which includes catered lunch from Café Lark.

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

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

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, 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: 4/27/2018

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This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

3. BOCES CTE Data and End Of Year Reporting Overview

Program: NERIC: Data Warehouse

Audience: BOCES DDC/CIO and BOCES Staff who gather, enter, export, or send CTE data to districts.

Dates: 4/30/2018

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This webinar will start with an overview of CTE Program and Assessment data. Topics covered will include: What CTE Program data and CTE Assessment data districts need from BOCES, a suggested format to the data sent, a checklist of what you can do now to prepare, and how SchoolTool can be utilized to assist in compiling and exporting this data. We highly suggest you have everyone at your BOCES who is involved in gathering, entering, exporting, or sending this data to districts attend. Anyone who attends will have a clearer understanding of all the data requirements involved in CTE data reporting. Our hope is that this webinar will make reporting CTE data easier for both the BOCES and the districts. Both DW and SchoolTool will be on hand to answer any of your questions.

The second portion of the webinar will concentrate on BOCES specific student and staff reporting to close out the school year. Topics covered will include: Student reporting reminders, staff reporting reminders, overview of L2 reports to be reviewed, and an end of year reporting timeline.

A similar training designed for Districts who report CTE data will be scheduled later this spring

4. Webinar: A Beginners Guide to Navigating Khan Academy

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/2/2018

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This webinar will introduce you to Khan Academy and what it has to offer! Khan Academy is a free instructional site that offers practice exercises and video tutorials on a multitude of subjects. Free coaching tools are available to parents and teachers for monitoring student learning. Come and learn how you could utilize this popular tool for your own classroom!

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Webinar

5. (RSE-TASC Technology Roundtable Discussion (AM Session) in Potsdam

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/3/2018

The purpose of this session is to allow educators/agencies to learn about, and to teach each other about, strategies, apps, online programs, equipment and all things technology related that help our students access the curriculum and make progress toward their goals. Please come prepared to share!
• AT/ Technology Resources that support Least Restrictive Environment
• AT and the IEP
• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?

6. Follow-up District Team Technology Planning Workshop - Malone, Plattsburgh & Virtual

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: District Teams

Dates: 5/3/2018

This session is intended as a follow-up for district teams to continue the development of their district instructional technology plans (ITPs). Both structured activities and open work time are planned for this workshop, as described below:

*Updates from NYSED about the ITP submission process (as available).
*Updates from regional district colleagues on areas of success and challenges within the planning process.
*Suggestions for resources to help districts with goal setting and corresponding action plans - with the NYSED ITP template as context for this work.
*Open-work time for districts to continue developing the ITP, with in-person & virtual coaching from facilitators available to assist.

Please note this workshop will be offered both in person at NERIC Malone (42 Huskie Lane, Malone, NY 12953), NERIC Plattsburgh (1523 Military Turnpike, Suite 100, Plattsburgh, NY 12901), and virtually through webinar format. Upon registration, we will request information on how you plan to attend.

7. (RSE-TASC) Transition Interagency Group (PM Session) in Potsdam

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/3/2018

Transition Interagency Group is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities.

8. Google 101+ am

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 5/4/2018

New
Interested in learning the basics of Google 101? Want to get started with Google more efficiently? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Length: 3 hours
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 8:00-11:00

Location/Room: NCCS High School, 103 Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919, HS Room 220

9. (RSE-TASC) CVES Roundtable on Technology and Online Resources (AM Session) in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/4/2018

Please Come and join us for discussion on how Assistive Technology is being used to support students who are involved in the Transition Planning process. Topics to be discussed:



• NY State’s AT Consideration Guide



• Where do I put AT in the IEP



• Show and Tell- what are other districts doing/ using?



• ** Participants are encouraged to register for the afternoon Interagency Session

10. (RSE-TASC) CEWW Transition Interagency Council (PM Session) in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: Special education teachers, school psychologists, transition coordinators, CSE, counselors, teaching assistants, job coaches, agency personnel, parents

Dates: 5/4/2018

Transition Interagency Council is an opportunity for school/agency personnel working with transition age students and the post school agencies that support young adults with disabilities to meet and discuss transition to postsecondary life for individuals with disabilities. The group meets 3 times a school year. Discussions include: changes in policy; sharing best practices and challenges; and networking with regional/local agencies with the common goal of improving transition outcomes for students with disabilities and Assistive Technology.

11. Google 101+pm

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 5/4/2018

New
Interested in learning the basics of Google 101? Want to get started with Google more efficiently? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Length: 3 hours
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 12:00-3:00pm

Location/Room: NCCS High School, 103 Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919, HS Room 220

12. Google Classroom for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 6/11/2018

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Google Classroom is a free tool that allows teachers to create assignments, post announcements and start class discussions. As part of the G Suite, Google Classroom is suitable for a flipped classroom and blended learning experience. Classroom provides an easy-to-use interface that is accessible from all devices.

Topics covered in this 15 hour online course may include: the layout, setting up your classroom, adding students and co-teachers, documents, calendar, posting announcements, assignments and questions, using classroom as a student, exporting grades, and integrating other Google tools and add-ons.

Requirements: Participants will need to submit their school's Google domain to steven.janover@neric.org to facilitate optimal access to the Google Classroom.

13. Google Forms: In and Out of the Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 6/11/2018

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This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Forms for classroom and personal use. Google Forms is a tool that is a part of the G-Suite. It allows users to create easy-to-use web forms, that are linked to a Google Sheet. The course focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: form creation and formatting, using templates, creating surveys, quizzes, exit tickets, sharing and collaborating, and using add-ons. Participants who complete all the assignments will receive a 15 hour completion certificate. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information. Prerequisites: Must have Internet access and a Google Drive account. Prior knowledge of Google Drive is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites:Must have Internet access and a Google Drive/Gmail account.

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

Platform: PC
Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

14. LiveBinders - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/28/2018

Location: Online

Wait List
This course introduces teachers of all subjects and grade levels to LiveBinders, an Internet application that allows teachers to create classroom textbooks, ePortfolios, and more. Also, teachers can use it to provide parents with resources to help their children or showcase student work by sharing with parents and potential schools. Also, it can be used to help a substitute by providing everything they will need in one simple place. Upon completion of the course, teachers will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

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

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

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/28/2018

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: $250
Location: Online

16. Screencastomatic and More! - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/28/2018

This course is intended to introduce teachers of all subjects and grade levels to innovative internet tools to use in any classroom. Screencast-O-Matic will be the main tool explored. It gives you the ability to create and share screen recordings to engage your auditory and visual learners. We will also be sharing tools such as Chirbit, Jing, Fakebook, and more! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 15 hours of participation.

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

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $250
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.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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.

18. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 5/8/2018

May's book: Kissing Doorknobs by Terry Spencer Hesser

Purpose in my Pocket is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2018-19 school year, so keep your ears open.

Meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of every month and attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

19. (RSE-TASC) North Country PBIS Coaches Training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: North Country PBIS Coaches

Dates: 5/9/2018

This training will be a PBIS Coaches 101 to provide the basics on the role and responsibilities of this position. We will focus on best coaching practices, structuring team meetings, exploring PBIS concepts, elements of implementation with an emphasis on fidelity, and increasing coaches' familiarity with data sources, action planning and guiding the team.

In order to hold this event, we need to have 15 participants register by May 1, 2018.

20. eSchoolData - End of Year Wrap-up

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 5/9/2018


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 30 minute session on all the End of Year tasks to complete in eSchoolData.



There are videos available on this topic that can be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL address into the browser address bar:


End of Year Checklist:

https://https://youtu.be/h0OjvNZQg4M

Post Grad Plans (PGP), Career Paths & Credential Types:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzXE0dfnom0


Or click the link below:


Click HERE for End of Year Checklist video

Click HERE for video on Post Grad Plans (PGP), Career Paths and Credential Types


A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


21. (RSE-TASC) How to Plan a Close Read Grades 7-12 Training in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/10/2018

A close reading is a careful and purposeful reading. It's a careful re-reading of a text, where readers focus on what the author had to say, what the author's purpose was, what the words mean, and what the structure of the text tells us. Close reading is especially challenging for students with disabilities. This workshop will present the "how to" prepare for a close reading lesson. Participants will learn how to map out a plan for incorporating close reading instruction into their reading lessons - how much time to allot, what needs to be prepared before a close reading session, and after reading activities.

22. (RSE-TASC) Content Writing training in Plattsburgh

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

Audience: Grades 7-12 content classroom teachers, educators who provide support to struggling readers, literacy specialists and coaches

Dates: 5/11/2018

This workshop teaches the skills students need to support content writing in any subject area. Teachers learn instructional practices that address writing requirements of the Common Core, including frequent long and short writing tasks in all subject areas. When used across multiple grade levels, students benefit from a consistent approach to writing instruction as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject.

It addresses other topics and skills:

  • ~ Importance of task, audience, purpose
  • ~ Stages of the writing process
  • ~ Peer collaboration
  • ~ Quick writes
  • ~ Basic text structures: introductions, conclusions, transitions
  • ~ The three types of writing: argument informational, narrative
  • ~ Writing from sources
  • ~ Writing models and mentor text
  • ~ Writing scaffolds
  • ~ Feedback and revision
  • ~ Using a Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) to plan content writing assignments

These instructional practices have been identified consistently in research literature as most effective for improving student writing skills.

23. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 5/11/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools instructor with online content on Blackboard.

24. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 3-5 training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/14/2018

The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.

25. Google 101+

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 5/15/2018

New
Interested in learning the basics of Google 101? Want to get started with Google more efficiently? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Length: 3 hours
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 8:00-11:00

Location/Room: NCCS High School, 103 Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919, HS Room 220

26. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/15/2018

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

27. Google 101+

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 5/15/2018

New
Interested in learning the basics of Google 101? Want to get started with Google more efficiently? Come to this very hands-on Google 101 beginner teacher/administrator workshop and learn the basics of Mail, Drive, Docs, Slides, Forms, and Classroom. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices.

Length: 3 hours
Date: May 15, 2018
Time: 12:00-3:00pm

Location/Room: NCCS High School, 103 Route 276, Champlain, NY 12919, HS Room 220

28. (RSE-TASC) 2018 Preschool Forum: Promoting Social Emotional Development

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

Audience: Special Education Providers (Special Education Teachers, Speech Pathologists, PT, OT, etc), UPK staff (Teachers and Support Staff) and other Early Childhood Professionals as appropriate.

Dates: 5/16/2018

Participants will:

~ Participate in a hands on activity to learn about building young brains and the profound effect that early experiences have on the architecture of that brain.

~ Examine different temperament styles as a way to assist in relationship building and classroom structure.

***Sign-In begins at 12:00 p.m.***

29. Google Forms - Design Your Own Customized Forms and Make Self-Correcting Tests and Quizzes

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/16/2018 to 5/23/2018

Location: Niskayuna

Learn to create Google Forms and use all of the features with students and/or colleagues. Forms are easy to construct, and are designed using content pertinent to your subject area. Respondents fill out the form online, and Google "instantly" summarizes the answers in a spreadsheet and charts. You can add images, videos, sections and more. You can use images as part of the question or as part of the answer. Ideas for use include quizzes, how-to steps, assignment collection, science experiments, math reviews and more. You can make the forms "self-correcting" for grading tests quickly. Assign points to each question, create answer keys, and give students immediate feedback or email grades later. Add links to "extra help resources" within questions. You can give individual feedback and private comments, and hand-score for students who need special attention.

Participants should have a personal Google/Gmail account or school account before the first session. The instructor will email instructions for creating Google accounts when she receives the session roster. We will use the school's computers, but attendees may bring their own laptops. They should have one of the following browsers installed: Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. Please do not bring a mobile device to work on.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $125

30. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/16/2018

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

31. Follett Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/17/2018

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. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

32. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/17/2018

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, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

33. Explore with Google Expeditions!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/17/2018

Location: NERIC Albany

Come and take a journey using virtual reality headsets and Google Expeditions! This will be a hands-on session with teachers as Explorers! You will learn how Expeditions work, what technology is involved, where to find resources, and how to integrate Expeditions into your curriculum. You will also learn the process for signing up to use Google Expeditions in your classroom.

This technology is available to all NERIC Model Schools district teachers who attend an orientation. (On a first come, first served basis and subject to availability).

Free to NERIC Model Schools Districts
Others: 75
Location: NERIC Albany, HFM Room

34. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Elementary school librarians, K-5 teachers, support staff

Dates: 5/17/2018

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share and discuss elementary books and resources that can be used in the library and the classroom. Each month we pick a different theme where librarians and teachers gather good examples, new reads, or old favorites to share with the group. We discuss the books and how they can be used when teaching various concepts, while getting students excited about reading.

Attending this session earns 2 hours of CTLE hours.

35. School Based Behavior Professionals Collaborative

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: School/agency staff who provide clinical behavior support, coaching of other professionals in behavior management, and those responsible for developing & monitoring behavior intervention plans/behavior support plans. Cost is $75.

Dates: 5/18/2018

The collaborative is open to school/agency staff who provide clinical behavior support, coaching of other professionals in behavior management, and those responsible for developing & monitoring behavior intervention plans/behavior support plans. The collaborative provides interactive sessions designed to foster collaboration, skill development, networking and peer-to-peer support including:

~Case studies of real students that will include demonstration of an interactional model for providing assistance to the professionals supporting the student

~Exchanging resources, interventions and ideas for improving student behavior

~Professional development on various topics relevant to providing behavior support to students

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

36. (RSE-TASC) Day Program Leadership Roundtable

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

Audience: Directors of Education, Principals, Coordinators, Agency and School Administrators - ONLY THESE PROGRAMS: Center for Disability Services (Langan School and Prospect), Crossroads Center for Children, St. Colman's Autism Program, Wildwood School

Dates: 5/18/2018

This meeting is intended to be a forum for leaders of schools serving students with severe multiple disabilities 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.

This will be a combined session with leaders of Residential 853 Schools.

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

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

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, 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: 5/18/2018

This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

38. (RSE-TASC) Non-District PBIS Roundtable

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

Audience: Non-District (853, Special Act, Residential/Day Treatment schools) PBIS coaches and/or team members who are currently implementing PBIS.

Dates: 5/18/2018

This roundtable is intended for PBIS coaches and team members from Non-District schools who are implementing PBIS. The roundtable topics will reflect the current needs of the participants and an agenda will be emailed one week prior to the roundtable. Topics will include, but are not limited to: success, challenges, barriers, staff buy-in, kick-off events, teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledgement systems, data collection and analysis, etc.

39. Kick it Up a Notch AGAIN! - More Digital Storytelling/Writing Tools

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/21/2018 to 6/8/2018

This online course is for participants who have taken "Digital Booktalks" OR have experience with digital booktalks. This course will show you even more tools, including digital collages, audio tools, timelines, and more! Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

40. Teaching with Primary Sources 2 - More Tools and Strategies

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/21/2018 to 6/8/2018

This online course is for participants who have taken "Windows into the Past - Using Primary Source Tools" OR have some experience using Primary Sources in the classroom. In this course we will examine maps, printed texts, political cartoons, and discuss the inquiry process further. Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

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

41. Technology Tools to Enhance Collaborative Learning

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/21/2018 to 6/8/2018

Participants will learn to use web-based, interactive technology to engage all levels of learners in any subject area. We will aggressively hit many tools and discuss key strategies for authentically using these tools in the classroom.

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

42. Windows into the Past: Using Primary Source Materials in the Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 5/21/2018 to 6/8/2018

Come discover the power of using primary source materials in the classroom! Through primary source analysis teachers can help students construct knowledge, connect with content, think creatively and critically, and develop critical 21st Century Skills in every content area, at all grade levels! In this course we will learn about and how to: use digital collections of primary source materials; analyze primary sources; coach students to think like historians; identify strategies for inquiry-based learning; and generate a student lesson & activities that integrate/utilize primary sources. This is hands-on, inquiry-based learning at its best! Participants who complete all course work will receive a certificate of completion for 15 hours of participation. Registrants will be notified by email with course access information.

Fee: NERIC Model Schools Districts - FREE
Others: $250
Location: Online

43. schooltoolTM ES Turn-Key Teacher Training

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Turn-Key Teachers

Dates: 5/21/2018

New
This class will focus on schooltoolTM features specific to classroom teachers. It is designed for district teacher leaders who function as schooltoolTM Turn-Key trainers in their buildings and will provide suggestions for useful tips to bring back for refresher/new teacher training. It will cover teachers duties such as taking attendance, setting up a grade book, submitting marking period grades, etc. Main session will be held from 2:30pm-3:30pm followed by an open Q&A from 3:30pm-4:0pm.

44. schooltoolTM MS/HS Turn-Key Teacher Training

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: District Turn-Key Teachers

Dates: 5/21/2018

New
This class will focus on schooltoolTM features specific to classroom teachers. It is designed for district teacher leaders who function as schooltoolTM Turn-Key trainers in their buildings and will provide suggestions for useful tips to bring back for refresher/new teacher training. It will cover teachers duties such as taking attendance, setting up a grade book, submitting marking period grades, etc. Main session will be held from 2:30pm-3:30pm followed by an open Q&A from 3:30pm-4:0pm.

45. Webinar: The Google Forms Quiz: So Easy to Use, It Practically Grades Itself!

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: K-6 Teachers

Dates: 5/21/2018

Location: YouTube Live Webinar

The Quiz Feature in Google Forms will help you create, distribute, and grade assessments as well as provide lightning-quick feedback for students and a detailed item analysis for you. Yes, you read it right - Google Forms will grade itself. You will still have to manually score extended response questions, but Google Forms makes that easy too! You will learn how to create, administer, and grade a Google Forms quiz. The days of papers piled high on your desk repetitive grading, and trips to the copier will be a thing of the past.

This webinar will be broadcast live on YouTube from 3:30pm-4:30pm on May 21st. You can access the watch page using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLbwqJIunCY

In order to receive credit for attending the webinar, you will be asked to do the following:
1) Participate in a live chat document during the session.
2) Take a short Google Forms quiz that will be provided during the session.
3) Completion of a course evaluation on My Learning Plan.

Participants must have a Google account and access to a device that allows them to access the live feed and type in the chat document.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75

46. Social Studies Statewide

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 5/22/2018 to 5/23/2018

Join us as we invite Abby Reisman to conduct a full-day workshop for instructional coaches to work with teachers on document-based Social Studies lessons. Our second day will be devoted to follow through on Abby’s work with us and continuing on our small group projects.

47. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 3-8 training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/23/2018

The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.

48. (RSE-TASC) Specially Designed Instruction training in Albany

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Administrators, CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 5/23/2018

Specially Designed Instruction is the intentional and purposeful planning of instruction to ensure that students with disabilities have meaningful access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum.

Within this workshop, participants will develop an operational understanding of this definition and explore effective instructional strategies for students with disabilities.

Participants will need to bring a copy of a current IEP with identifying information redacted.

49. eSchoolData - End of Year Wrap-up

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 5/23/2018


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 30 minute session on all the End of Year tasks to complete in eSchoolData.



There are videos available on this topic that can be accessed by copying and pasting the following URL address into the browser address bar:


End of Year Checklist:

https://https://youtu.be/h0OjvNZQg4M

Post Grad Plans (PGP), Career Paths & Credential Types:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzXE0dfnom0


Or click the link below:


Click HERE for End of Year Checklist video

Click HERE for video on Post Grad Plans (PGP), Career Paths and Credential Types


A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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.

51. (RSE-TASC) Content Writing training in Saranac Lake

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

Audience: Grades 7-12 content classroom teachers, educators who provide support to struggling readers, literacy specialists and coaches

Dates: 5/24/2018

This workshop teaches the skills students need to support content writing in any subject area. Teachers learn instructional practices that address writing requirements of the Common Core, including frequent long and short writing tasks in all subject areas. When used across multiple grade levels, students benefit from a consistent approach to writing instruction as they move from grade to grade and subject to subject.

It addresses other topics and skills:

  • ~ Importance of task, audience, purpose
  • ~ Stages of the writing process
  • ~ Peer collaboration
  • ~ Quick writes
  • ~ Basic text structures: introductions, conclusions, transitions
  • ~ The three types of writing: argument informational, narrative
  • ~ Writing from sources
  • ~ Writing models and mentor text
  • ~ Writing scaffolds
  • ~ Feedback and revision
  • ~ Using a Writing Assignment Guide (WAG) to plan content writing assignments

These instructional practices have been identified consistently in research literature as most effective for improving student writing skills.

52. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 5/24/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

Conference

53. Asbestos Inspector Refresher (half day)

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 5/25/2018

Asbestos Inspector Refresher Course (half day) 

Course Date:  Friday, May 25, 2018

Course Time:  8:00 am - 12:00 pm (continental breakfast & lunch provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost:  $125 (participating)/$150 (non-participating)

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.  Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:  https://goo.gl/forms/SlRjwJFLm3dahRQs2



Conference

54. Asbestos Management Planner Refresher (half day)

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 5/25/2018

Asbestos Management Planner Refresher Course (half day) 

Course Date:  Friday, May 25, 2018

Course Time:  12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (lunch provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost:  $125 (participating)/$150 (non-participating)

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.  Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form:  https://goo.gl/forms/jtiY0mfyCjUHERyB3


55. Understanding the Global History and Geography II CRQ

Program: Support Services: Turn Key Training

Dates: 5/30/2018

Participants will examine the revised CRQ prototype and learn more about the context, sourcing, and relationship questions students will have to answer on the Part 2 of the new Regents Examination in Global History and Geography II. This session will include updates and materials presented at the SED update at the 2018 NYSCSS conference.

56. (RSE-TASC) Collaborative Strategic Reading Grades 6-8 training in Albany

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

Audience: General and Special Education Teachers, Reading Teachers, RtI Core Team Members, Intervention Specialists, School Support Staff, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/31/2018

The Next Generation NYS Learning Standards emphasize the need for teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This workshop presents an overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading, a research validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings. Collaborative Strategic Reading incorporates four research based strategies - Preview and Predict, Click and Clunk, Get the Gist, and Summarizing. This model can be used with students whose oral reading fluency is third grade level and above.
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.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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.

58. eSchoolData - Summer School

Program: NERIC: eSchoolData

Dates: 6/4/2018


The NERIC eSchoolData Team will be offering a 1 hour session Summer School setup and best practices.



A NERIC eSchoolData team member will email you a link where you can join the webinar on the day of the training.



If you have any questions about signing up for this webinar please contact the NERIC eSchoolData team at (518)862-5454 opt. 1 or email us at eschooldata@neric.org


59. Teaching the Tough Topics with Greg Tang

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2018

Are you ready to tackle and teach the topics kids struggle with most? Greg’s new workshop for grade 1-6 teachers, Teaching The Tough Topics, focuses on critical concepts that are barriers to student success. Topics include: 1. Number sense & estimation 2. Fact & procedural fluency 3. Place value & rounding 4. Fractions & decimals 5. Multistep word problems We will explore why students are having trouble, what gaps need to be filled, and which teaching methods are most effective. How can we do all of this in just one day? By going back to the basics and focusing on 3 important building blocks: place value, number bonds, and algorithms.

If all that is not enough, there’s more. Need small group activities? Greg has cleverly-designed math centers that teach critical skills while giving kids the repetition and practice they need. Need warmup activities? His whole class thinking exercises develop strong mental math skills and fluency with facts. Need homework problems that will hook your families on problem-solving? Greg’s puzzles develop computational, problem-solving and reasoning skills – all at the same time!

Costs: $185 per person; 4 or more from a district $175 per person

60. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/5/2018

This webinar will be a review of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade and promoting out-of-district students will also be covered.

61. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 6/7/2018

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

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

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 and Tiers 2/3 Building Coaches

Dates: 6/8/2018

The City School District of Albany will be hosting meetings of PBIS Tier 1 and Tier 2 Coaches throughout the academic year. They will be co-facilitated by District Staff 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 share District updates 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 Sign-in 8:30; Meeting begins at 9:00.

63. (RSE-TASC) Day Program Transition Roundtable

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

Audience: Audience: Transition Specialists/Coordinators, Guidance Counselors, Job Coaches, CSE Chairpersons, Special Education Directors/Coordinators - Only these programs: Center for Disability Services (Langan School and Prospect), Crossroads Center for Children, St. Colman’s Autism Program, Wildwood School

Dates: 6/8/2018

This session is intended to allow professionals working in Non-District schools to receive policy updates and technical assistance on issued related to Work-skills Development and Transition for students with multiple and severe disabilities. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services to prepare students with disabilities for life after graduation.

64. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 6/8/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools instructor with online content on Blackboard.

65. (RSE-TASC) Transition/Work-based Learning 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: 6/8/2018

This session is intended to allow professionals working in Non-District schools to receive policy updates and technical assistance on issued related to Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS). Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services to prepare students with disabilities for careers and life after graduation.

66. Purpose in My Pocket: a Book Club focused around Special Education

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Audience: Special education teachers, service providers, and staff

Dates: 6/12/2018

June's book: Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body by Martin Pistorious

Purpose in my Pocket is a monthly book club for special education teachers, service providers, and staff who work with individuals with differing needs. In this era of ever-changing expectation in education, it can be difficult to remember why you chose the profession you did, and also to make time for yourself. Through reading mass-market novels (memoirs, realistic fiction) from the perspective of those with special needs, and the people that assist in their care and education, Purpose in my Pocket seeks to help remind you of the passion that brought you into education, while encouraging you to take time to read, reflect, and expand your range of favorite "special needs based" literature"!

Participants are asked to:

-attend the meetings they are interested in (some, or all, each meeting is independent of the others) and bring your copy of the book with you

-come to the meeting having read the book (you may attend if you have not finished it, however, we will be discussing the book in its entirety)

-be ready to answer the following 5 questions based on the text:

*Using the "thumbs scale" (thumbs up, thumb to the side, thumbs down), how would you rate this book overall?

*What feelings did this book evoke for you?

*What was your favorite quote/passage/chapter, and why?

*Did you find anything surprising, unsettling, shocking, or strange about this book, and what?

*What were your take-aways from the text/ how does this text influence your special education mindset?

Participants are also encouraged to bring journal articles, movie recommendations, and positive stories related to that month's book to share with the Club! We will also continually be collecting suggestions for titles for what we should read during the 2018-19 school year, so keep your ears open.

Attendees will receive 2.0 CTLE credits for each meeting they attend.

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.

Sign in 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 the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. We do not take debit or credit cards.

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.

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

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

Audience: Directors of Education, School Administrators, 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: 6/15/2018

This session is intended to allow leaders of residential 853 and Special Act schools to network with one another and receive policy updates and guidance from the RSE-TASC. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns to pose to the group. Our goal is to provide them with information and ideas that can be brought back to their schools to help provide the best programs and services for students with disabilities.

69. schooltoolTM Year End Tasks Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/19/2018

This session provides an overview of schooltoolTM “year end” routines, recommended to run prior to Auto Grade Advancement. Topics include but are not limited to verifying student grades, reports used in preparation for State reporting, managing Diploma Types - adding them to student records, Graduation Requirements and Post Graduate Plans. Determining retention (reports) and retaining students will also be discussed.

70. schooltoolTM Year End Tasks Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 6/19/2018

This session provides an overview of schooltoolTM “year end” routines, recommended to run prior to Auto Grade Advancement. Topics include but are not limited to verifying student grades, reports used in preparation for State reporting, managing Diploma Types - adding them to student records, Graduation Requirements and Post Graduate Plans. Determining retention (reports) and retaining students will also be discussed.

71. Creating Online Professional Development Courses in Schoology

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Dates: 6/22/2018

This face-to-face course is explicitly designed for NERIC Model Schools online instructors who wish to migrate their current online content to the Schoology LMS platform. The class will focus on the following topics: overview and navigation of Schoology, importing and creating new content, logon procedures for participants, and the differences between Schoology and Blackboard LMS platforms. Prerequisites: You must be a current NERIC Model Schools instructor with online content on Blackboard.

72. Writing Argument Across the Content Areas

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 6/25/2018 to 6/28/2018

Participants will actively engage with nationally vetted instructional resources that support inquiry into scaffolded writing curriculum, instructional practice, and approaches to assessment. Each day will have unique instructional emphases and feature concrete practices applicable to writing across content areas. Day 1 Creating a culture of argument: Using routine source-based writing to jumpstart engagement Day 2 Entering civic discourse: Building layered claims from multiple sources Day 3 Establishing credibility: Researching, ranking, & sequencing evidence in rhetorical context Day 4 Constructing the responsive argument curriculum: Leveraging asset-based assessment for manageable differentiation

73. Fake Activity for Enrollment Purposes

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 6/30/2018

As soon as you sign up, you will be all set. I will then reject the registration as this is not a posting for a real event.

74. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/2/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

75. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/5/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

76. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/5/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

77. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/6/2018

This webinar will be a review of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.
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.

Sign in 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: Lisa Ball

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 debit or credit cards.

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.

79. schooltoolTM Grade Advancement Part I & II

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/10/2018

This classroom work session will consist of in-depth coverage of auto grade advancement and other enrollment tasks in schooltoolTM. Topics to be covered will include enrollment start, exiting transfer students, "class of" verification, assigning projected enrollment and projected enrollment checks. Graduating seniors, promoting all other grade levels and promoting out-of-district students will also be reviewed.

Conference

80. Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Program: Health, Safety, & Environmental Compliance

Dates: 7/13/2018

Asbestos Supervisor Refresher

Course Date:  Friday, July 13, 2018

Course Time:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm (continental breakfast & lunch provided)

Location:  Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Schoharie Conference Room(s)

Cost:  $175 (participating)/$225 (non-participating)

The participating rate will be charged for school personnel that currently purchase the Capital Region BOCES Health-Safety-Risk Management service. All others (including non-participating districts, other BOCES, municipalities, private organizations, etc.) will be charged the non-participating rate.  Pricing does not include DOL processing fees.

“No Shows” that do not cancel at least 48 hours in advance will be charged the full rate.

To register for this course, you must click HERE on this link and complete the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/szTw9CGe5nfCfBGk2


81. New Books with Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 7/13/2018

New
This day will be focused on new and upcoming print books - some for the curriculum and some for pleasure reading.

82. New Books for Elementary Students

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 7/13/2018

New
This afternoon will be focused on new and upcoming print books - some for the curriculum and some for pleasure reading.

83. LGBTQ+ Best Practices with Lyndon Cudlitz

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, administrators

Dates: 7/16/2018

New
This training addresses sexual orientation and gender identity, common terms and definitions, and the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ students.

84. schooltoolTM Locker Module Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/17/2018

This webinar will cover managing student locket information in schooltoolTM. Topics will include locker Maintenance module options, best practices for locker naming conventions, importing a list of lockers, importing padlock numbers and combinations, locker assignment and maintenance and locker reports.

85. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/19/2018

This webinar will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. 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.

86. College Board Professional Development for New York State School Leaders

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2018

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In partnership with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Capital Region BOCES, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders, a half-day professional development training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement (AP) program, and the SAT Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

Opportunity Leaders

New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan includes a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness as one indicator of school quality. Schools can earn extra credit for students whose high school credits include participation in AP and receive even more credits for students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

In alignment with the new school-level measures and in recognition of the role of school leaders in expanding access to advanced coursework, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders training to school leaders in summer 2018.

During the training, administrators at all levels will:

~Examine the relationship between AP and success in college and career

~Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools' academic offerings, including AP

~Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes

~Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings

~Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefiting from the SAT Suite and AP courses

~Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019

Additionally, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion from the College Board.

Registration is FREE

87. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/26/2018

This webinar will cover essential concepts and skills needed to get started in schooltoolTM. 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 schooltoolTM 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 schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.

88. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 7/27/2018

This webinar will be a review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover checklist. Topics will include updates to custom and canned reports, homeroom assignment, adding assessments to student records, activities, faculty record updates, graduation requirements and maintenance settings for BOCES virtual locations.

89. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/1/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

90. schooltoolTM Opening Readiness Part I

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/3/2018

This webinar will be a review of school opening readiness tasks as outlined in the Mindex Yearly Rollover checklist. Topics will include updates to custom and canned reports, homeroom assignment, adding assessments to student records, activities, faculty record updates, graduation requirements and maintenance settings for BOCES virtual locations.
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.

Sign in 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: Lisa Ball

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 debit or credit cards.

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.

92. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/6/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

93. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/7/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

94. schooltoolTM Elementary School Scheduling

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/9/2018

This working classroom session will cover creating elementary schedules, especially student teams and homerooms. Preparation steps to get ready for the elementary scheduling season will be discussed as well as tips and tricks for building a successful master schedule. Specific topics will include school year rollover tasks refresher, scheduling/course catalog rollover, period maintenance, teaming maintenance, importing the master schedule or creating a new master schedule.

95. Teaching Books Webinar - Family Literacy

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/9/2018

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From videos filmed in authors' studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists, get ready to access resources that will expand students' reading experiences and connections to the books they read.

Learning Objective: Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students and discover ways to easily share resources with families.

Adult family members, tutors, and mentors can support students at home:

~Search for a Book - being used in class or for independent reading and view the resources: MTA Book readings and movies, Book Guides/Lesson Plans, Vocabulary List

~Reader's Advisory: Scroll to "Find Resources For" and Subject specific searches, Teach Diverse Books and Award-winning Booklists

To access the webinar room:

Go to: TeachingBooks.net/BOOK

Log in as a guest with your first and last name

You need an educator log-in to create custom reading lists and share resources. You can do this prior to the webinar if you would like. Visit TeachingBooks.net/home to create the log-in.

For additional information, visit https://capregboces.libcal.com/event/4145223

96. schooltoolTM Registrar and Census

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/14/2018

This classroom training will be an introductory review of best practices for entering families, contacts and students into schooltoolTM. 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.

97. schooltoolTM Discipline Class

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/14/2018

This classroom session will provide an introduction to the schooltoolTM discipline module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for discipline referrals and maintenance or users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of discipline tasks. Topics to be covered will include creating referrals, students to see, resolving discipline entries and understanding discipline letters.

98. schooltoolTM Student History / Transcripts

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/15/2018

This webinar will cover keying-in transfer (summer school or other) student historical information for transcript purposes. Topics will include: Adding district or non-district courses and scores;; adding linked or stand-alone assessment scores; as well as reports (transcripts, completed course audit, etc.) for verifying transfer student data.

99. schooltoolTM Attendance Clerk Overview

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Dates: 8/16/2018

This hands-on classroom session will be a hands-on introduction to the schooltoolTM attendance module. This class is appropriate for new users responsible for attendance referrals and maintenance or, users with some experience but who feel they could benefit from a review of attendance tasks. Topics to be covered will include maintaining daily attendance absences, tardies, ins/outs, useful attendance reports and understanding attendance letters.

100. schooltoolTM Foundations

Program: NERIC: SchoolTool

Audience: New schooltool Users

Dates: 8/17/2018

This webinar will cover everything needed to get started in schooltoolTM. 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 schooltoolTM 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 schooltoolTM advanced search and export options.

101. Follett Destiny Refresher Training

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 8/21/2018

New
Back to school! Join us for a half day refresher training. We’ll review the basics, but also have time for Q&A.