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1. Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination: Prevention and Intervention Training (Dignity for All Students Act) January 17th & January 18th

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/17/2017 to 1/18/2017

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

Registration begins at 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

2. Google 102 for Administrators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy Room

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

3. Google 102 for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2017

Location: Marcy Room

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Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target teachers, AIS providers, and instructional support staff. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at NERIC Plattsburgh, Marcy Room

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

4. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/18/2017

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

5. Secondary Librarian Roundtable

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 1/19/2017

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These sessions will offer an opportunity for secondary librarians to meet and discuss programming, share best practices and book titles, and troubleshoot library issues together.

6. (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

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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.

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: 1/20/2017

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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) IEP Development for ELLs with Disabilities training in Albany

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

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2017

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The Individualized Education Program is the cornerstone of the special education process for each student. It is the tool to document how one students special needs related to his/her disability will be met within the context of an educational environment. English Language Learners have specific needs that other students may not. In this training participants will learn those specific needs and will leave with the knowledge of how to write a more effective IEP for ELL students.

9. Transgender Workshop

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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This workshop is designed to enhance the faculty and staff's comprehension of the identities and needs of transgender and gender-nonconforming students, as well as provide tools for creating safer school environments.

10. ATLAS Beginner

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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• General navigation of application including Atlas Dashboard



• Tools Functionality - Introduction to: o Search o Browse o Develop o Reports



• Pacing Calendar and Unit Planner o Unit components o Standards, Assessments, Content, Lessons, Skills, Resources o Adding Attachments



• Alignment of Standards to Assessments, Content, and Skills



• If time allows, participants will be given an opportunity to enter/revise data within the unit planner Participants should come prepared to log into their Atlas account (know their user id and password), and courses they will be responsible for editing. Participants should have curriculum materials on hand from which to work.

11. Building Trauma Sensitive Schools to Supoort Resiliency

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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There is growing awareness that trauma is pervasive and that the impact of trauma is often deep and life shaping. Trauma and toxic stress are often at the center of a student's school problems, mental health challenges, substance use, physical health issues and/or juvenile justice involvement. This means, whether or not it is fully recognized, educators are working with survivors of trauma. The core principles of trauma-informed care (safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration and empowerment) align naturally with the NYS Department of Education Tenet Five of the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness. Student Social and Emotional Developmental Health will be addressed by providing Capital Region BOCES' school community with the tools it needs to create systemic changes promoting healthy, safe, respectful environments that are conducive to the learning needs of all students. Furthermore, a trauma-informed system recognizes and attends to the needs of both the recipients of services as well as the staff. This means that teachers, administrators and others working in the school would be healthfully affected by implementing this approach. This training will introduce participants to the essential elements of a trauma-informed school and how that understanding can be applied to their daily practice and school culture.

12. Differentiated Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will be presented with an overview of Differentiated Instruction with an emphasis on varied approaches to delivery of instruction in response to student differences and learning needs.

13. Formative Assessment

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will have a brief overview of the three parts of formative assessments: learning targets, checks for understanding, and feedback. This will be a working session and participants will be developing formative assessments to align to their curriculum.

14. Google Apps/Email/Drive

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will learn the fundamentals of using their NERIC email account to create a Google email and use the associated apps (including Google Drive)

15. SMART Boards Beginner

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will learn advanced functions in using SMART Boards with their students.

16. Administrator Book Study: Lunch and Learn Renegade Leadership

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School District Leadership

Dates: 1/25/2017 to 3/29/2017

Carve out time for your own professional learning, join this supportive community of professional learners that want more for their students. Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students by Brad Gustafson will inspire you to focus on student centered schools, with an emphasis on relationships and pedagogy. This is a must read for the 21st Century Leader!

Group will meet virtually via WebEx on Wednesdays at 12:45PM-1:15PM beginning January 25, 2017-March 29, 2017., bi-weekly, covering 2 chapters per meeting.

Participants must purchase their own text. We will use Google Classroom to post and comment and WebEx for our bi-weekly webinar.

Log into my personal WebEx Room https://neric.webex.com/meet/shannon.pitcherboyeaneric.org

Google Classroom code: nccbbem

All participants will need to provide their school's Google Domain name to course instructor shannon.pitcherboyea@neric.org so we can ensure that Classroom runs smoothly.

Meeting dates and reading assignments:

January 25: Chapters 1-2

February 8: Chapters 3-4

March 1: Chapters 5-6

March 15: Chapters 7-8

March 29: Chapters 9-10

This offering is free to any district leader that would like to participate.

This course is online only.

17. ATLAS Advanced

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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• Review of navigation, Atlas Dashboard, and tools/functionality updates

• Review of Unit Planner components including: o Standards/Assessments alignment o Quality data in Content/Skills o Review of assessment types/methods

• Reporting features including: o Horizontal and vertical alignment o Standards analysis o Assessment methods o Comparative maps

• If time allows, participants will have the opportunity to update/revise maps Participants should come prepared to log into their Atlas account (know their user id and password), and courses they will be responsible for editing. Participants should have curriculum materials on hand from which to work.

18. Differentiated Instruction

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will be presented with an overview of Differentiated Instruction with an emphasis on varied approaches to delivery of instruction in response to student differences and learning needs.

19. Google Apps/Email/Drive

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will learn the fundamentals of using their NERIC email account to create a Google email and use the associated apps (including Google Drive)

20. SMART Boards Advanced

Program: Career and Tech Education: Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2017

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Participants will learn advanced functions in using SMART Boards with their students.
BOCES Special Education staff ONLY

Part 3 (Vista 108) Email Management

This session will show you how to use categories, flags, filters, folders, and rules to help keep your mailbox inbox under control.

22. A Beginners Guide to Navigating Khan Academy In person OR via WebEx online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Classroom teachers interested in supplementing content.

Dates: 1/25/2017

This in-person/WebEx program 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: Live/Webinar

23. Google Drive Crash Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 1/25/2017

Google Drive is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. It goes beyond word processing and presentation creation to encourage collaboration among students and teachers. This is a crash course for teachers to become more confident in the basics of Google Drive and to explore the practical strategies to introduce and implement it in the classroom. After this two-hour crash course, you should feel more comfortable with the technology and ready to use it with students.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Others: $75
Location: Scotia-Glenville

24. Google 102 for Administrators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target school district administrators. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at FEH BOCES Malone, large conference room.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

25. Google 102 for Teachers

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2017

Location: Large Conference Room

Catching up and walking the talk is the name of the game. This Google 102 session will target teachers, AIS providers, and instructional support staff. Walk away knowing how to leverage youTube, Hangouts, Maps, Earth, Blogger, Classroom, Drawings, and Sites.

In person workshop at FEH BOCES Malone, large conference room.

FEE: Free to Model Schools subscribers, $75pp for all others

Bring your own device and Google login credentials.

email instructor at virginia.bond@neric.org

26. The Social Studies/ELA Toolkit ZoomIn and iCivics

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: 5-12 teachers, can be modified for lower grades

Dates: 1/26/2017

Do you want your students to become better writers? Do you want them to be able to analyze primary sources? If so have we got a treat for you! Specifically geared for Middle and High school students, ZoomIn is an interactive program that allows students to work with a number of primary source documents, analyzing them along the way to writing a full length essay with as much or as little guidance as you would like! In this session we will discuss how the program was developed, our personal ties, and how we have adapted it to fit our needs!

Have you ever had students beg to play a game in class? Well with iCivics, founded by the legendary former Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor, iCivics allows students to play a number of games to help them learn about the Country in which we live. Furthermore, there are hundreds of individual lesson plans that you can modify to fit the needs of your classes. Primarily build for middle school students, lessons/games can easily be played by students from grade 3 through high school to introduce new topics, or review concepts before the US History Regents.

Free to Model Schools Subscribers, $75pp for Non-Model Schools

In person workshop

Bring your own device.

Location: FEH BOCES large conference room, Malone, NY

27. (RSE-TASC) Best Practice for ELL Students with Disabilities training in Albany

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

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/27/2017

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This PD will address instructional practices and considerations for teachers of ELL students with disabilities. Distinguishing between language learning and learning disabilities in order to determine appropriate instruction and tools will be addressed. Participants should leave with a better understanding on how to collaboratively meet the diverse needs of ELL students with disabilities.

28. Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting

Program: NERIC: Special Events

Audience: DL Teachers, DL Teachers' Aides

Dates: 1/27/2017


Happy New Year! It's time to come together and share Distance Learning (DL) experiences, in order to continue your growth as even more successful DL Practitioners!

We are holding the Distance Learning Practitioners' Meeting on Friday, January 27th from 12:30 to 2:30 PM with lunch offered at 12 noon. Schalmont High School has agreed to host this meeting. The address for Schalmont High School is 1 Sabre Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306. We will be meeting in room 104 in the high school. Please register to hold your place, as your voices and experiences will drive this collaborative session.

A detailed agenda will follow, but your colleagues are very interested to hear specifically from you. If you have a DL best practices experience you would like to present or co-present at your January meeting, please be in touch with Mary Morris at mary.morris@neric.org. Topics could include:

* Use of learning management systems in the DL environment
* Effective teaching strategies in the DL classroom
* Leveraging online tools to engage DL learners
* Any topic you feel will add to the growth of DL Practitioners!

Please send any suggested topics you have, either to present or just to discuss as a group, to mary.morris@neric.org by January 16th.

Looking forward to seeing you and facilitating the DL conversation!

Thank you,
Mary Graham-Morris & Mike Sylofski

29. Social Studies - Statewide Professional Development Framework

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 1/30/2017 to 1/31/2017

This year's second meeting of S/CDN Statewide Social Studies Professional Development will be focused on supporting leaders in the implementation of the NYS Social Studies Framework in schools. On the first day, we will learn about how to plan for vertical articulation of Social Studies practices across a district, how to connect assessment with the practices, and the types of instructional practices leaders can look for in classrooms as evidence of successful implementation. On our second day, we will receive updates regarding the upcoming assessment in Global History & Geography, how the standards revision process of ELA will impact the SS Framework, and any other updates they are able to share. We will end the second day by engaging in work groups around items we learned the first day and any ongoing project work. Breakfast and lunch are included.

30. Science Statewides

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/2/2017

The February two-day science statewides will feature nationally recognized science education expert Dr. Joe Krajcik. Dr. Krajcik is Professor of Science Education and Director of the CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State. Joe served as an NGSS writing team leader. His areas of focus are curriculum, instruction, assessment, teacher education and policy in science education. Currently he is leading research in science education through multiple grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, National Instituted of Health and the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Emily Miller, a co-presenter was an NGSS writing team member and elementary teacher from the Madison Metropolitan School District. She has focused on ENL instruction and culturally relevant pedagogy in science education. Emily was a co-author along with Okhee Lee and Rita Januszyk on the recently released NGSS for All Students. The focus of the two day professional learning will be on developing a deeper understanding of the new science standards. We will be learning about key components of developing unit lesson plans along with assessment that align with the new standards. Breakfast and lunch are included. Registration is by invite only.

31. Proactive Classroom Management Day #2 - Expectations, Routines & Reinforcement - February 1, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 2/1/2017

Day 2 will include:

~Techniques and strategies for having a classroom that prevents behavior problems and fosters a structured, controlled learning environment

~Identification of classroom behavioral expectations and procedures and establishing them within the classroom

~Determination and inculcation of routines for orderly conducting of classroom business and seamless transitions

~Procedures for reinforcing/acknowledging and increasing positive student behavior.

Cost: $125 per person -Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Proactive Classroom Management Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #1 - 1/13/17

Day #3 - 2/14/17

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

BOCES Special Education staff ONLY

Part 4 (Vista 109) Writing Effective Emails

This session will cover the parts of an email and the rules of etiquette that have come to be assigned to those parts. We will also cover techniques that will help your emails get responded to in a timely fashion.

33. Introduction to Blue-Bots, Dash and Dot, and Sphero Robots

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers/Administrators/All educators

Dates: 2/2/2017

Location: Marcy Room NERIC Plattsburgh 1523 Military Turnpik

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Whether you have access to Bee-Bots,Blue-Bots, Dash and Dot or Sphero at your district, you may be thinking about a purchase, or want to borrow the robots through Model Schools, this course is for you!

Bee/Blue-Bot - This course is a focused look at Blue-Bot. We will work hands-on with the robots and talk about curriculum integration.

Blue-Bot is appropriate for grades Pre-K-3 for pre-programming activities and grades 4-8 for programming with Terrapin Logo and/or the Blue-Bot app.

Dash and Dot - This course is a focused look at Dash and Dot. We will work hands-on with the robots and talk about curriculum integration.

Dash and Dot are appropriate for grades K-5 with the Go, Path and Xylo apps, and grades 3+ with apps Wonder and block-based coding with Blockly.

Sphero - This course is a focused look at Sphero. We will work hands-on with the robots and talk about curriculum integration. Sphero is appropriate for grades 3-12.

Participants should bring a mobile device and pre-load the following apps: Sphero-Sphero app, Lightning Lab, Draw and Drive

Dash and Dot-Blockly, Path, Go

Blue Bots-Bee Bot, Blue Bot app

This is an in person workshop free for Model Schools subscribers, and is in the Marcy Room at NERIC in Plattsburgh.

There will be three one hour sessions for work with each type of robot, you can come for all three or pop into whatever session you would like Blue Bots 8:30-9:30, Dash and Dot 9:50-10:50, and Sphero 11:10-12:10.

34. (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.

35. Vista #110 Conversational American Sign Language

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 2/2/2017 to 3/2/2017

Conversational American Sign Language workshop continues the study and practice of the process, basic structures, syntax and grammar of ASL to provide higher level conversational skills to use the language more fluently at home or in the classroom. Basic expressive (signing) and receptive skills (comprehension) is required.

Dates: February 2, 9, 16, and March 2 (Thursdays).

Time: 3:00-4:30 PM

Presenter: John Meyer, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Capital Region BOCES. John brings over 20 years of teaching and consulting to his workshops.

Location: Maywood School

No cost for BOCES staff; all others $45.00.

36. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/2/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

38. (RSE-TASC) FEH BOCES Interagency Council/Academy in Saranac Lake

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: 2/3/2017

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The FEH Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE IS WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session:

~ Agency Updates/Resource Sharing

~ Graduation Options Updates

~ Assistive Technology Show and Tell

39. (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.

40. Blackboard 9.1 - Create Your Own Online Course

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/3/2017

Are you interested in putting your class curriculum online or creating professional development materials for Web access? This session will cover the design of online courses to actual course creation using Blackboard 9.1. Topics covered include: online course design, using the interface, creating and importing content, online assessments and assignments, using interactive tools, user and site management, communication and site maintenance. Participants should bring curricular content in electronic format.

NOTE: This workshop is only open to the following districts that subscribe to the Blackboard service: Albany CSD, Broadalbin-Perth, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Fort Plain, Johnstown, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Salmon River, Schalmont, Scotia-Glenville, Shenendehowa, and Capreg BOCES CTE.

Platform: PC (applicable to Mac)
Fee: Blackboard 9.1 subscribers - FREE
Location: NERIC, SLL Room

41. (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.

42. (RSE-TASC) Integrating Trauma Sensitivity and Social Emotional Learning through the Framework of PBIS/MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports) in Albany

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

Audience: Pre K-12 General & Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators, CSE Chairs, Related Service Providers, Support Staff

Dates: 2/6/2017

In this session, participants will learn how trauma affects an individual and strategies that can be incorporated into a PBIS/MTSS framework to increase sensitivity to these needs. In addition, the session will provide an overview of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) and an instructional framework that schools can utilize to address student's emotional learning needs.

43. (RSE-TASC) CPSE/CSE Chairpersons Training in Albany

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

Audience: CPSE and CSE Chairpersons and Sub-Committee Chairpersons

Dates: 2/7/2017 to 2/10/2017

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The 4 Day CPSE/CSE Chairperson Training has been developed to provide Chairpersons with a best practices approach to the CPSE/CSE process and their role as a Chairperson as defined by New York State law and regulation. This is the SED-vetted training. A training certificate will be awarded upon completion of all 4 days of training. To view the SED brochure for additional information go to: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/techassist/rsetasc/CSEtrainbrochure.pdf

Refreshments will not be provided. Participants will be released for lunch.

44. (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

Wait List
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.

45. Preparing Students for College Level Research

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/7/2017

A Panel of Academic Librarians from Skidmore College, SUNY Albany, SUNY Adirondack, Hudson Valley Community College, and Sage Colleges will be discussing what we can do to better prepare our students for college level research. What do academic librarians wish students knew (remembered their HS Librarian teaching them!) when they began their first college research assignment? PS - Lunch will be provided!

46. Vista # 111 Special Education Matters: Working to Address the Needs of English Language Learners

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 2/7/2017 to 2/28/2017

Location: Maywood School

New
ONLY for BOCES employees!

Special Education Matters: Working to Address the Needs of English Language Learners

Over the last decade, the number of English Language Learners (ELLs) has dramatically increased. According to NY State Education department, there is a current population of 213, 178 students in NYS public schools who speak over 200 languages. Some of these students are in our special education classrooms at BOCES, with varying degrees of English proficiency. How then do we best help these students to succeed academically while working to support their special needs?

To begin to answer this question, Literacy Specialist, Donna Lamkin and Special Education teacher, Sharon Swain will facilitate a series of February workshops.

This series of three workshops includes:

Session 1 - Feb. 7: Examining the Framework - Using a jigsaw approach to reading/discussion, we will work to unpack New York State's blueprint for English Language Learner Success. The document clarifies the state's expectations for administrators, policymakers, and practitioners to prepare ELLs for success throughout their school years.

Session 2 - Feb. 14: We will transition to "Building English Language Learners' Academic Vocabulary" - using several discussion protocols to build meaning of this practical journal article. The article focuses on a variety of useful strategies designed to help ELLs explicitly learn vocabulary and yet the techniques are important for most special education students.

Session 3 - Feb. 28: We will continue exploring the article "Building English Language Learners' Academic Vocabulary." We will develop lesson plans and learning routines, based on the principles of "Building English Language Learners' Academic Vocabulary."

Please note: These workshops are eligible for CTLE credits and can be used to fulfill 4.5 hours toward the 15-hour requirement for ELL topics.

47. Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Language Arts

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/8/2017

New
At this hands-on event from Apple, you'll see how educators can use iPad, Mac, apps, iBooks Author, and iTunes U to personalize learning and strengthen reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

*Experience interactive language arts apps that engage students and personalize learning.
*Find out how Multi-Touch books on iPad provide a more engaging experience for students and help increase reading comprehension.
*Explore iBooks Author, an ideal tool for creating and sharing language arts content.
*Discover tools on iPad and Mac for developing literacy projects that let students share knowledge in compelling new ways.
*Learn how educators are using the free education resources in the iTunes U catalog to deliver an amazing array of language arts content.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Albany

48. TLE Statewide

Program: Special Education: Professional Development

Dates: 2/8/2017 to 2/9/2017

This session is a continuation of the work started in November and will follow a similar format. There will be updates from SED, a mini professional development facilitation ("Moving from Delineation of Information to Instructional Facilitation, Implementing Protocols") and time to collaborate, build capacity, and create resources in the groups (Teacher evaluation, beyond compliance, principal evaluation, principal leadership, mentoring, and networking with SED) established at the last session.

49. (RSE-TASC) WSWHE Interagency Council in Saratoga Springs

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: 2/9/2017

New
Transition Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session:

~ Introductions

~ Agency Updates

~ MyPathNY.Org

50. (RSE-TASC) 18-21 Programming Informational Fair in Saratoga Springs

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: 2/9/2017

New
This informational fair will showcase programming that is available for students with disabilities in the 18-21 year old age range. This session will be set up vendor style, so participants can talk to programs in their area and learn about what options are available for students in the WSWHE BOCES area and the Capital Region BOCES area.

51. (RSE-TASC) Creating Connections-Bridging Services of MSCs, Schools, and OPWDD Providers

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: 2/10/2017

New
In this facilitated discussion, school staff, Medicaid Service Coordinators, and OPWDD funded programs will look at ways to better understand each others services and identify ways to improve collaboration and communication.

52. Google 2 Certification Institute

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/10/2017

This institute is intended for educators who have been actively using Google in their classroom and would like to prepare themselves for employing Google Apps in more depth. If you are interested in becoming a Google Innovative Educator, you must take and pass the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Examination. Do you want to prove your expertise? This is the institute for you! This one-day training will dive deeper into Google content and will provide you with the next level expertise that you will need to successfully complete the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Examination. Exam vouchers will be provided at the end of the event.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - $125 includes exam voucher and lunch
Others: Register through NYSCATE directly at www.nyscate.org (registrations for non-Model Schools districts can only be processed by NYSCATE)
Location: NERIC Albany

53. (RSE-TASC) CVES Transition Interagency Council 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: 2/10/2017

New
The CVES TIC Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN!

Topics for this session:

~ Agency Updates/Resource Sharing

~ NYSED Updates

~ Graduation Options Updates

54. (RSE-TASC) SLL Roundtable on Technology and Online Resources training in Canton

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: 2/13/2017

New
Please come and join us for open discussion on how technology is being used to support students who are involved in the Transition Planning process and online resource sharing.

Topics that will discussed:

~ MyPathNY.org

~ Freedom Stick

~ News ELA/Khan Academy

~ Google Docs

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

Participants are encouraged to register for the afternoon Interagency Session

55. (RSE-TASC) SLL Interagency Council in Canton

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: 2/13/2017

New
The SLL Interagency Council is a group that meets 3-4 times per year to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN.

Topics for this session:

~ Agency Updates/Resource Sharing

~ NYSED Updates

~ Graduation Options Updates

56. Proactive Classroom Management Day #3 - Responding to Challenging Behavior - February 14, 2017

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Audience: This session is intended for teachers and those who support teachers with the implementation of classroom management practices.

Dates: 2/14/2017

Day 3 will include:

~Techniques and strategies for dealing with problem behavior that presents in the classroom in spite of the implementation of proactive classroom management

~Outlining the conflict cycle for behavior

~The role of brain development with regards to student behavior

~Methods for preventing the escalation of problem behavior after initial conflict.

Cost: $125 per person - Coffee will be available - Lunch on your own.

Attend Proactive Classroom Management Days 1, 2 and 3 and pay $300 total for all 3 days!

Day #1 - 1/13/17

Day #2 - 2/1/17

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

57. (RSE-TASC) Designing to the Edges training in Canton

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 2/14/2017

This workshop will explore the elements and characteristics of specially designed instruction and examine how to meet the needs of students with disabilities in the classroom by designing to the edges.

58. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Albany

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Proviers, General Educators

Dates: 2/14/2017

Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

59. (RSE-TASC) FBA/BIP for Preschool Age - Day 2 training in Albany

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

Audience: Individuals who attended Day 1 on January 19, 2017

Dates: 2/16/2017

Participants will increase their knowledge of:

- Developing and Progress Monitoring Behavior Intervention Plans

- Different tools and ways to help track and monitor Behavior Intervention Plans

- Measuring fidelity

Please bring:

- Day 1 Team Training materials

- Any (redacted) data collection and monitoring examples you would like to share for progress monitoring

- Your fidelity measures

- Laptops are suggested (if possible)

60. (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: 2/16/2017

Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer new insights into the teenage brain. We now know that the teenage brain is very different than both the adult brain and the child brain. This workshop will provide an overview of the latest research on teenage brain development and how this research can inform a more effective approach for working with teens. We will look at some of the special challenges faced by this age group, including vulnerability to substance abuse, high-risk peer influences and mental illness. Participants will leave this workshop with specific research-based strategies and techniques for working with this age group.

61. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 2/16/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

63. Google Sheets for Educators - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2017

New
This 15-hour online course introduces educators to Google Sheets. The focus is on standards-based exercises that can be easily integrated and adapted for educator use across the curriculum. Topics covered may include: making the transition from Excel, using spreadsheets in the classroom and school environment, gradebooks, conditional formatting and filters, graphing data, working with live Web-based data, 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 Excel 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

64. The Flipped Classroom - Online

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 4/10/2017

New
This six-week course introduces educators to the Flipped Classroom concept whereby teachers deliver course content via digital media for homework, allowing time for the teacher to facilitate classroom activities that foster higher level thinking and differentiated instruction during class time. The Flipped Classroom is divided into several Modules that will take participants through the steps to flip one's instruction. For each Module, participants will read various documents and news articles, view brief video tutorials, and participate in social learning activities. They will practice using the tools needed to establish the infrastructure need to effectively flip one's instruction and will reflect on each skill, collaborate with colleagues, and share best practices. This course will require a commitment of at least 18 hours to successfully complete the various learning activities. There are no face-to-face meetings for this class. All interaction will take place on Schoology between February 27 and April 10. You will receive login instructions in your email prior to the course start date.

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

65. (RSE-TASC) Progress Monitoring training in Schroon Lake

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

Audience: CSE Chairpersons, Administrators, Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Psychologists, General Educators

Dates: 2/28/2017

Wait List
Data based decision making refers to an educator's ongoing process of collecting and analyzing different types of data to make decisions about instruction and interventions. This process begins with writing good, observable and measurable goals.

Progress Monitoring is an integral part of data based decision making. It is used to assess students' performance, to quantify the child's rate of progress, the responsiveness to an intervention and to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

This session will review measurable goals in order to begin the progress monitoring process. Please bring a copy of a current student's IEP to use during this training. Participants will also learn to create tools to monitor progress as well as explore resources available.

66. Everyone Can Code

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Dates: 2/28/2017

New
At this event from Apple, you will learn about coding as an essential skill. Learning to code unlocks creativity, develops problem-solving skills, and opens career paths. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world.

Join us to learn about Everyone Can Code, a new approach to coding that gives everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code. You'll hear about the new Swift Playgrounds app that includes lessons for beginning coders. And you'll explore curriculum materials for middle and high school that make it easy to bring coding into your school.

Join us for an exclusive workshop where you will:
* Explore Swift Playgrounds, a new app for iPad that makes getting started with coding fun and interactive.
* Get a first look at the Swift Playgrounds Teacher Guide designed specifically for middle school and above.
* Hear about App Development with Swift, a high school and college curriculum for Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish.
* Learn why Swift is the best language for teaching and learning coding, as well as for developing apps.

Fee: Model Schools Participants - FREE
Location: NERIC Albany

67. NERIC/Artcobell Learning Spaces Webinar Series

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: All educators

Dates: 2/28/2017

Learning spaces matter! 21st Century learners need 21st Century classrooms. Join us with Artcobell for this 2 part webinar series where participants will walk away with an understanding of:

Why flexibility in classrooms can enhance the educational experience, increase student agency,influence behavior and better leverage 1:1 technology environments.

How the five learning landscapes with instructional supports creates a structure for re-configuring classroom furniture and leveraging instructional technology.

Explore ideas, applications and best practices for creating and designing agile spaces for teaching and learning.

The psychology of designing spaces and the high impact it has on teaching and learning.

This is an online two part webinar, January 11th at 1PM and February 28th at 1PM.

Register below and the link is WebEx.

This is free to Model Schools subscribers.

Stay tuned for a third session on hacking your learning space!

68. (RSE-TASC) The Social Emotional Needs of Teens training in Saratoga Springs

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 3/2/2017

Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer new insights into the teenage brain. We now know that the teenage brain is very different than both the adult brain and the child brain. This workshop will provide an overview of the latest research on teenage brain development and how this research can inform a more effective approach for working with teens. We will look at some of the special challenges faced by this age group, including vulnerability to substance abuse, high-risk peer influences and mental illness. Participants will leave this workshop with specific research-based strategies and techniques for working with this age group.

69. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/2/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

70. (RSE-TASC) Graduation Options Overview Half Day training in Mineville

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: 3/3/2017

New
An overview of the Graduation Options in NYS including:

~ Multiple Pathways

~ Low Pass Option

~ Compensatory Option

~ Superintendent's Determination

~ CDOS Credential

~ Skills and Achievement Credential

71. (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.

72. (RSE-TASC) Essex County Interagency Council in Mineville

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: 3/3/2017

New
The Essex Interagency Council is a brand new group to discuss changes, share best practices and link with regional/local agencies with the goal of improving transition services for students with disabilities. EVERYONE is WELCOME to JOIN.

A round robin discussion of the services available for youth in transition by the participating agencies as well as information sharing and updates from our school partners.

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

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

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

Dates: 3/3/2017

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

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

75. (RSE-TASC) The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Brain training in Lake Placid

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, School Administrators, School Social Workers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Support Staff

Dates: 3/13/2017

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.

76. OPALS Users Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/14/2017

Coffee and Carbs will be provided!

Meeting for districts' school librarians and library aides participating in OPALS Automation CoSer 503.00. John Schuster from OPALS will be leading this session. Participants receive professional development on updates in OPALS, and information related to automation services and project plans. Lunch is served at 11:30 am.

77. Communications Coordinators

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/14/2017

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Liaisons are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates (APPR, SLOs), technology, Common Core and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts and is posted to our LibGuide promptly following the meeting. Lunch is provided at 11:30 am.

78. Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Program: Support Services: General Professional Development

Dates: 3/15/2017

New
What makes some school leaders "good"½½½ and others "great"½½½? Why are some principals able to turnaround their schools, while others turn around and walk away (as evidenced by the exceptionally high turnover rate among school leaders)? Based on a scientific analysis of a large collection of research, as well as years of experience problem-solving with school and district leaders, McREL International has arrived at an intriguing answer: Balance. In this blended learning workshop, led by Matt Seebaum, participants will learn about three key roles that every successful leader must balance: 1.Visionary Strategists - providing clear focus for improvement efforts; 2.Optimistic Change Agents - overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible; and 3.Purpose-Driven Team Builders - developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose.

79. Learn with Author Gordon Korman

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/15/2017

Gordon Korman will share his Page Turner Principle, focusing on his favorite two genres - humor and adventure. We will hear why both are great for motivating kids to read and write. After the presentation there will be a dessert reception, book sales and book signing.

80. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/16/2017

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

81. (RSE-TASC) Capital District Regional PBIS Coaches Forum in Albany

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1,2,3 Coaches

Dates: 3/20/2017

New
The Regional PBIS Coaches Forum provides an opportunity for Coaches to share practices, data and systems to implement and sustain PBIS in their schools, districts, pre-K programs, non-district programs, etc. We will host a variety of workshops and opportunities to network. This year's forum is being planned by a group of PBIS Coaches, along with the Behavior Specialist staff at the Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center.

All registrants should expect follow-up emails regarding selecting choices for workshops as well as other potential activities. Sign-in will be from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., we will begin the forum at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is on your own.

82. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 3/20/2017

A monthly two-hour book group of librarians and teachers who come together to share current young adult (YA) titles. Participants are encouraged to bring 1-3 new titles to booktalk and discuss as they relate to genre studies, booklists, curricular areas, and NYS curriculum.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

84. (RSE-TASC) Learning Disability or Second Language Need: Understanding Similarities and Differences training in Albany

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

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/22/2017

Wait List
In this session, participants will:

* Identify how Second Language Acquisition and Learning Disabilities Mirror each other (academic and behavioral similarities)

* Name simple strategies and accommodations to implement before referring an ELL student for special services.

* Name steps to take to differentiate Second Language Acquisition needs from a Learning Disability.

* Use a case study to explore questions and answers about appropriate referrals of ELLs to the CSE.

85. (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

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.

86. Leading the Way: Admin Tech Series Online Skills for Administrators

Program: NERIC: Model Schools

Audience: School District Leaders

Dates: 3/31/2017

Location: NERIC ALBANY

The students are digital natives,staff are getting pd in technology and your technology gaps keep getting bigger. This workshop will provide beginning to intermediate users with a solid base of online skills in the area of: G Suite (formerly known as GAFE-Drive, Docs, Slides, Classroom, hyperdocs, sharing) basic apps to bring back to your school that assist in going deeper in the 5Cs (Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Curation),social bookmarking, video chatting, storing photos, web tools to receive information, chats, reading online content, writing reviews, blogging, commenting, and participation in webinars, online,blended learning, and digital citizenship.

Please bring your own device and your google sign in credentials.

This workshop is in person at NERIC in Albany, NY.

Fee: Free for Model Schools subscribers, non-Model Schools $75 per person

87. (RSE-TASC) Overview of Ci3T: Comprehensive, Integrated, Three Tiered Model of Prevention training in Queensbury

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

Audience: District and Building Administrators, K-12 Regular and Special Education Teachers, PBIS Teams, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Behavior Specialists, etc...You are encouraged to send a team from your district.

Dates: 4/3/2017

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Ci3T is a systems-level approach of a data informed, multi-tiered system of support focusing simultaneously on the academic, behavior and social skill needs of students. Dr. Kathleen Lane has presented on multiple occasions in our region and has referenced the Ci3T model in her work. Participants in her trainings continue to ask how to begin the process of bringing this comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered model (Ci3T) of prevention to their schools. This overview will provide the framework for beginning this process: the rationale, a way to organize all district initiatives, creating a collaborative context for the general education and special education community, increasing efficiency of staff time by reducing the number of meetings, establishing a blueprint for each tier of support that defines the roles and responsibilities of staff/faculty, students, administrators and parents, analyzing multiple sources of data, and for educators in New York, taking a systemic approach to the DTSDE (New York State Education Department Diagnostic Tool for School District Effectiveness) tenets.

Sign-In is held at 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., the training is 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lunch is on your own

Registration closes on March 20, 2017

88. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/3/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

89. (RSE-TASC) Supporting Behavior for School Success: Teacher Level Strategies to Manage Behavior and Support Instruction, Part Two in Troy

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

Audience: District and Building Administrators, K-12 Regular and Special Education Teachers, PBIS Teams, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Behavior Specialists, etc. You are encouraged to send a team from your district. These sessions are conducted as a series and build upon each other.

Dates: 4/4/2017

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This session is a continuation of the May 24, 2016 training by Dr. Kathleen Lane. It is not required to have participants complete the May training in order to attend this event. This training will cover additional low-intensity, teacher delivered supports that can be easily integrated into routine instructional practice: Behavior-Specific Praise, Instructional Feedback, and Active Supervision. Each strategy will be described, modeled and practiced during the session, with emphasis on implementing with integrity and monitoring changes in student performance, with attention to issues of social validity.

Sign-in will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m., the training is from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Lunch is on your own.

Registration closes on March 20, 2017.

90. (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.
CLICK THE ENROLL BUTTON BELOW TO REGISTER AND THEN SEND IN YOUR PAYMENT. Pre-Payment REQUIRED to attend!

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

PER SED REQUIREMENTS, LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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

Presenter: Cathy Welling, Prevention Coordinator

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

Additional Information:

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

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

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

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

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

92. Books, Reading, & Book Lists

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul will present this workshop. She will introduce you to books that will be published soon. You just might be able to purchase new titles before your students start asking for them! Alicia will also share her lists of "If you liked..., then you'll love...!" books. PS-Coffee and carbs will be provided!

93. (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.

94. (RSE-TASC) Special Education 101 for ENL and Bilingual Teachers training in Albany

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

Audience: ENL Providers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2017

In this session, participants will:

* Define special education terms

* Name and discuss 13 special education classifications

* Examine the continuum of special education services

* Explain the CSE process as it relates to their work (e.g. participation on CSE meetings, LPT)

95. Programming Ideas & Best Practices

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/12/2017

Alicia Abdul and Kristen Majkut will share their great ideas for special programs you could run in your library, along with what worked really well and what could have been done differently. For example, they had many special events to celebrate National Library Week. There were book discussions, poetry workshops, Twitter book review sessions, and even a visit from a therapy dog! Come to this workshop for inspiration and great ideas to bring back to your library. And did we mention that lunch will be provided?

96. Self-Publishing for Librarians & Students

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/24/2017

Do you have a great idea for a book? Have you written books and don't know what to do next? Are your students interested in becoming authors? Do your students write books and you would like to have a more professional appearance? Come to this workshop for the answers to these questions and more!

Mindy Holland has published her students' books and Kathy Maggiacomo is a self-published author. They will share resources and ideas that are bound to inspire you to become a published author yourself!

97. YA Book Group

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

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.

98. Holocaust Resources from the Library of Congress & Marion Blumenthal Lazan

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

The day will begin with a discussion of the Primary Sources that are available from the Library of Congress at no charge. You will have hands-on time to explore these resources. Please bring your own device if possible.

We are honored to bring Marion Blumenthal Lazan (a Holocaust survivor and author of Four Perfect Pebbles) to the Capital Region to share her life experiences with us. She is a phenomenal speaker, and so full of optimism and inspiration. This is a once in a lifetime experience - to meet someone who survived the Holocaust. The population is aging, and our time to talk with them in person is dwindling. Today's students will be the last group of people to talk with Holocaust survivors firsthand. All attendees will receive a copy of Marion's book, and there will be an opportunity to have your book signed by Marion.

99. (RSE-TASC) Classroom-based Strategies for Working with Students with Challenging Behaviors training in Lake Placid

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

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

Dates: 5/9/2017

This training will focus on strategies educators can use in the classroom to improve the outcomes of students with mental health and emotional behavioral disorders. Participants will learn strategies to increase time spent in the classroom, increase academic outcomes, and proactively manage challenging behaviors.

100. Elementary Book Club

Program: School Support Services - Library Media Services

Dates: 5/9/2017

Calling Librarians and Teachers,

Join us as we share elementary level books 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. If you attend each session you will receive a total of 16 PD credit hours, which can be used to meet NYS CTLE credit requirements.

101. (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.