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1. November Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals in the Questar III BOCES region

Dates: 11/29/2021

The November meeting of principals in the Questar III BOCES region.

2. Collection Development Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 12/2/2021

This hour-long workshop is geared toward newer librarians, any librarian needing support in collection development, and experienced librarians who have tips and resources to share. Topics will include collection analyses, materials selection, collection maintenance, deselection (aka: weeding), and others.

3. Learn about Sora Classroom Features with your School Library System!

Program: School Library System

Audience: All educators

Dates: 12/7/2021

Closed
All educators welcome!
Learn easy-to-implement tips and tricks to integrate Sora into classroom curriculum. In this session:
Expand vocabulary to increase comprehension
Highlight examples, main ideas, supporting details, etc
Increase text interaction
Facilitate organization and resourcefulness
Boost metacognition
MORE!
We will also have time for a Q&A session. We hope you can join us.
A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants via MLP the day before the webinar.

4. January Comm Coordinator Mtg AM SESSION

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 1/12/2022

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome.

5. January Comm Coordinator Mtg PM Session

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 1/12/2022

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome.

6. Graduation Pathways

Program: School Improvement

Audience: CIA Council; School Counselors; CSE Chairs; 7-12 Principals

Dates: 1/14/2022

Please join Questar III BOCES and NYSED's Melissa Montague on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 9:00-10:00 AM for a virtual presentation and discussion on Graduation Pathways. The following topics, along with questions from participants, will be covered during this meeting: Credit Requirements, Diploma Types (Assessment Requirements), Multiple (+1) Pathways, Exemptions due to COVID-19, Appeals, Safety Nets, Superintendent Determination, Endorsements and Seals, Transfer Students, Exiting Credentials, Resources

7. Using your library statistics to tell a story - Asynchronous

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III School Librarians

Dates: 1/24/2022

Effective gathering and use of data continues to be a meaningful way to illustrate the value of full-time school librarians and library programming to administrators. Accurate database statistic analysis is an important piece of the puzzle.

In this asynchronous session you will learn:
*Why library stats are important
*How to find your database stats
*Tips for using your statistics to their fullest potential

The instructions for how to complete the asynchronous PD will be emailed to registrants on January 24, 2022. All work will be due by March 3, 2022.

8. Grant Writing Tips for School Librarians

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/3/2022

Attend this hour long session for tips on applying for school library grants. This will include what information is needed, how to plan projects, and where to find funding opportunities.

9. Asynchronous: The Seven Steps to a Successful Follett Inventory

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/11/2022

Intended audience: school librarians from districts participating in the Questar III Library Automation CoSer.
Conducting an inventory of your collection helps to determine resource shortages or surpluses, so you can utilize your book budget most effectively. In this asynchronous session, you will learn the 7 steps necessary to complete a successful collection inventory:

Preparation
Creating new inventory in the system
Scanning best practices
Uploading barcodes
Cleanup
Locating and reading reports
Finalizing

This session will conclude with the submission of one learning task: complete an inventory of a small subsection of your collection then submit your results by June 10th by 11:59 p.m.

Directions will be emailed to registered participants on April 11, 2022.

10. Encourage Summer Reading!

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III BOCES Teachers and Librarians

Dates: 5/10/2022

Join SLS Specialist Amanda Karian and special guest, NYSED Librarian, Sharon Phillips to learn about fun summer reading initiatives for your students!
In this session you will learn about:

-Sora Sweet Reads summer reading program
-NYS summer reading initiative, Oceans of Possibilities
-Tips and ideas for promotion
-Turnkey resources you can use to promote summer reading ASAP!

A Zoom link will be sent to participants via Frontline the day before the webinar.

11. May 2022 Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/13/2022

One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional Development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting. All school librarians are welcome.

12. Demystify Cataloging and Processing - Asynchronous

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 7/11/2022

Have you ever put off filling out a vendor specification form because you don't totally understand how?

Have you ever opened a MARC file and said "huh?"

If terms like RDA, MARC field, holding, barcode range, subject heading, topical heading, or subtype make you tremble with uncertainty, then this is the PD for you!

By the end of this asynchronous session you will finally feel confident about cataloging and processing!

Directions for the asynchronous PD will be sent to registrants on July 11th and you will have one month to complete it.

13. 2022 Writing Revolution Book Study: 6-12

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Secondary Level Educators of ELLs

Dates: 7/21/2022 to 10/6/2022

The Capital District RBERN is excited to offer a hybrid, virtual book study based on "The Writing Revolution" by Judith C. Hochman and Natalie Wexler. Participants will be introduced to the six principles of the Hochman method to improve English Learners' writing and reading comprehension. These stratgies interweave with your existing lessons and provide research-based results for your ELLs!

We will hold a one-hour virtual kickoff meeting on July 21 that introduces the cohort to the text: a virtual check-in meeting On Aug 25 to share ideas and questions about lesson implementation; and a culminating share-out virtual meeting on October 6 where the cohort will share the lesson strategies they implemented and discuss their experiences.

Participants will get a free copy of the book if they sign up before July 1. Prior to the first meeting, participants will get an email with the zoom link for the kickoff session. An additional 3 CTLE credits will be awarded for the asynchronous expectations, for a total of 6 credit hours all together.

14. 2022 Reading and Writing Strategies for Elementary ELLs

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Secondary Level Educators of ELLs

Dates: 7/21/2022 to 10/5/2022

The Capital District RBERN is excited to offer a hybrid, virtual book study based on the well-known "Writing Strategies" and "Reading Strategies" texts by Jennifer Serravallo. These diverse ideas can improve your English Learners' writing and reading comprehension by targeting specific goals and levels.

We will hold a one-hour virtual kickoff meeting on July 21 that introduces the cohort to the text; a virtual check-in meeting on Aug 25 to share ideas and questions about lesson implementation; and a culminating share-out virtual meeting on October 5 where the cohort will share the lesson strategies they implemented and discuss their experiences.

Participants will get free copies of the books if they sign up before July 1. Prior to the first meeting, participants will get an email with the zoom link for the kickoff session. An additional 3 CTLE credits will be awarded for the asynchronous expectations, for a total of 6 credit hours altogether.

15. August STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 8/9/2022

CTLE
STAC for Beginners, Access/File Transfer Manager, Placement Types, DCERT, Verification Process, Timelines and Helpful Reports

16. Learn what Destiny 19.5 has to offer

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Automation Members

Dates: 8/16/2022

Intended audience: Questar III SLS Automation Members

Learn about the exciting enhancements that Destiny 19.5 has to offer. Updates will be released over the summer for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and more. You will be provided a comprehensive look at the new features and functionality.

A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the webinar

17. September STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 9/13/2022

CTLE
Calculating In-District Placements, DCPUB Calculation and 2021-2022 10-Month STACs

18. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Initial

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 9/16/2022

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

19. Teacher Lead Evaluator Training - Recertification

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 9/16/2022

This webinar will dive deeper into performance levels and hands on practice, with emphasis on: inter-rater reliability, impact on your role as an administrator, and how the APPR process can be used to strengthen your school's goals. We will practice scoring an example using video clips and your district rubric. Participants will hone their evaluation skills and fulfill the re-certification requirements and use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.
Overview: Our School Improvement Team is excited to facilitate monthly PLC meetings for new teachers! This PLC will afford new teachers the opportunity to come together and engage in authentic conversations around a variety of topics in a supportive environment. The goals for this PLC are: Support newly hired teachers as they navigate their first year in their school district. Share best practices in pedagogy, classroom management, collaboration, time management, self-care, social-emotional learning, and more. Offer an environment where newly hired teachers can work and connect with peers in their own and other regional schools.
Overview: School Improvement Specialists will facilitate five one-hour virtual PLC meetings for school personnel whose area of responsibility includes preparing students for the US History & Government (Framework) Regents to be administered for the first time on June 1st, 2023. The goals for this PLC are: To understand the framework for the new U.S. History & Government Regents Exam. Stimulus-based multiple choice questions Short Answer Essays (Document Sets 1 & 2) Civic Literacy Essay To work collaboratively on possible topics and methods for best instructing students. To make connections with colleagues in regional school districts in order to create best practices to help students achieve their highest levels of success. This will be a virtual session offered via Zoom to registered participants.

22. New School Librarian Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/29/2022

This full day orientation will prepare new school librarians for a successful year. Topics to be covered include: SLS support, online resources, collection development, library program evaluation and goal setting, and advocacy. Attendance is required for librarians in the SLS Mentor program. All school librarians new to the Questar III region strongly encouraged to attend.

23. Communication Coordinator Meeting - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 10/4/2022

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

24. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/4/2022

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Meeting of Secondary Principals in Questar III BOCES region. Meeting will include professional learning on US History and Government Framework instruction and assessment (Framework Regents examination), Standardized assessments, and SEL. A regional roundtable discussion will also be included.

25. Understanding FastBridge Reports

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/4/2022

Starting Soon
Once students take the FastBridge assessments, the results are compiled in a variety of reports. There are many reports available on the FastBridge Dashboard to assist teachers in providing the right differentiated instruction for all their students, but this can be overwhelming to the unfamiliar user. Join Stephanie Carbone as she guides participants through an overview of the reports available in FastBridge. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

26. Assistant Principals Roundtable - A FREE Quarterly Virtual PLC Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Assistant, Associate, or Vice Principals

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 5/10/2023

Starting Soon
Overview: School Improvement Leadership Coaches and Professional Development Specialist will will facilitate four one-hour virtual PLC meetings, to be called "Quarterly Roundtables” for school personnel working in the area / role of Assistant, Vice, or Associate Principal . The goals for this PLC are: Support Assistant Principals in understanding the role of the Assistant Principal, honing skills, and discussing challenges Share best practices specifically intended for Assistant Principals Offer an environment where participants can network, collaborate, and make connections with peers in their own and other regional school districts This will be a virtual session offered via Zoom to registered participants.

27. Book Buzz - Fall 2022 Edition

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and other educators

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 12/7/2022

Starting Soon
Book Buzz - If you love books, but don't have time to read them all, then please join us for some rigorous discussion about great new books. All that's required is your latest read (published within the last 2 years) and your thoughts. It's an awesome way to find out what books are out there and if they might work in your library or classroom. We meet once a month, three times in the fall. That's it! Hope to see you there. Participants must attend all meetings to receive full credit. All meetings will be held online. Access information will be sent out the day before the event.

28. Supplemental Schedules 10-16 Webinar

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/6/2022

CTLE
NewStarting Soon
Do you operate your own Summer §4408 Program? Struggling with completing Supplemental Schedules SS10-SS16 in the ST-3? Help is available! We are holding a Zoom training session on preparing the supplemental schedules and tips to help understand your rate. Please feel free to join us and/or any of your staff responsible for this task.

29. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/6/2022

NewStarting Soon
Meeting of Elementary Principals in Questar III BOCES region. Meeting will include professional learning on the Science of Reading, NYS Science Learning Standards and Instruction, and SEL. A regional roundtable discussion will also be included.

30. Introduction to Nearpod

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Appropriate for new Nearpod users

Dates: 10/6/2022

Starting Soon
If you would like to increase student engagement and learning, then Nearpod is for you. Nearpod is a web-based platform which adds interactive activities to your Google Slides or PowerPoint. This versatile tool is perfect for small group and whole group instruction within or outside of the classroom. This online session will provide an introduction to the main features within Nearpod to provide a solid understanding of Nearpod's functionality. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

31. School Counselors: A Visit to ETEC at UAlbany

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Counselors from Questar III BOCES schools and component school districts

Dates: 10/7/2022

Starting Soon
Join School Counselors from the Questar III BOCES region on a visit to ETEC on the UAlbany Campus. Participants will take a tour of the building and learn about the exciting programs for students at ETEC.

32. Educational Technology Roundtable

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 6/15/2023

Are you searching to add more innovation to your lessons? Questar III Model Schools will hold a series of 5 Educational Technology Roundtables onsite at the Questar III Central Office. Educators will be provided with the opportunity to share their innovative practices with others, network with other teachers, and stay current on new research and technology tools. These sessions will allow teachers to share resources and expertise with others in a professional learning environment. This session is free for Questar Districts as part of the Model Schools Base Fee. Agendas will be emailed to registered participants the day before the session.

33. October STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 10/11/2022

CTLE
ESY Overview: Full & Half Day Programs, 9015 A-D Programs, Transportation Costs and Receivables

34. Introduction to Seesaw

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Appropriate for new Seesaw users.

Dates: 10/11/2022

Are you looking for a platform to engage your students and provide them with a creative way to "show what they know?" Seesaw allows teachers to empower students to create, reflect, share and collaborate all within this versatile platform. This session will be an introduction to using Seesaw within your classroom. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

35. October Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/12/2022

CTLE
Review of Expense Based Aid, Transportation Aid and How to Maximize Each

36. Introduction to Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Appropriate for new Google Classroom users

Dates: 10/14/2022

The session will provide an overview of Google Classroom for new users. Participants will learn how to create and organize a classroom, post assignments, utilize the grading feature, and communicate with students/families. A Zoom link will be emailed from Frontline one day prior to the session. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

37. Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals (DITEP)

Program: Health & Safety

Audience: Principals, Teachers, School Nurses, School Resource Officers, Counselors, etc.

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 10/19/2022

DITEP is a training geared towards school-based personnel as a way to increase competence and confidence in evaluating and documenting impairment of students suspected of using, abusing, or being under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The information provided at this training can be used by school/district leadership teams to develop or revise related policies and procedures. Day 1 is more didactic and informational. Day 2 is more applied and experiential; and is ideal for school staff that will be conducting the physical assessments.

38. Introduction to i-Ready

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Appropriate for new i-Ready users

Dates: 10/18/2022

Many districts are utilizing i-Ready as a universal screener and instructional aide. If this is a new tool for you, or if you just want a refresher, than this session is for you. This session will provide participants with an basic overview of the i-Ready Diagnostic and Instructional lessons. A Zoom link will be emailed from Frontline one day prior to the session. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

39. October Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/19/2022

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

40. Learn about Teen Health & Wellness, the newest SLS provided resource!

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary level educators who work in Rensselaer, Greene, or Columbia county

Dates: 10/19/2022

The Questar III School Library System now offers, at no cost to districts, Rosen's Teen Health & Wellness database.

We hope you can join our virtual session to learn more about this award winning resource. Teen Health & Wellness provides middle and high school students with up-to-date, nonjudgmental, straightforward curricular, and self-help support. Articles are correlated to state and national standards.

A zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the session.

41. Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) - A FREE Five-Month Virtual PLC Series

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 6/7/2023

Overview: School Improvement Specialists will facilitate five one-hour virtual PLC meetings for school personnel whose area of responsibility includes MTSS. The goals for this PLC are: To understand the Universal Tier and quality components of MTSS such as: The purpose and types of assessments Roles of different collaborative teams How to examine data and make resource decisions To learn how to identify barriers in your MTSS and collaboratively develop action plans to address them. To make connections with in-district peers and other regional school districts in order to share system successes and challenges. This will be a virtual session offered via Zoom to registered participants.

42. Introduction to Kami

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Appropriate for new Kami users

Dates: 10/20/2022

Kami is a digital learning platform that empowers students with tools to support all learning styles, increase engagement and improve workflow. Students are able to interact on PDFs through real-time annotations, video and audio recordings, drawings and more. This session will provide an introduction to Kami's functionalities. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

43. Jennifer LaGarde (aka Library Girl) Book Study: Developing Digital Detectives

Program: School Library System

Audience: School LIbrarians

Dates: 10/21/2022 to 12/15/2022

Questar III School Library System will be holding an author study of Jennifer LaGarde's books. Join us in this virtual reading and discussion of Developing Digital Detectives: Essential Lessons for Discerning Fact from Fiction in the "Fake News" Era by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgens. All participants will receive a copy of the book.

Registrants will receive access information prior to the beginning of the book study. Each week will be worth 1 hour of PD credit.

Tentative schedule:
10/16-21: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2
10/23-28: Chapters 3 & 4
10/30-11/4: Chapters 5 - 7
11/6-11: Virtual Discussion 11/7/22 3-4pm, no assigned reading
11/13-18: Chapter 8
11/20-25: Thanksgiving week, no assigned reading or activities
11/27-12/2: Chapter 9
12/4-12/9: Chapter 10
12/15, 3-4:30pm: Celebration & Virtual Discussion with Jennifer LaGarde!!

44. Understanding the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards

Program: Model Schools

Audience: District Administration, Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 2/27/2023

Every student must be provided with opportunities to experience high quality lessons incorporating computer science and digital fluency skills. In response, the NYS Board of Regents adopted the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards in December 2020. As we enter the 2022-2023 school year, it is time to build capacity within our districts so that initial implementation can begin in the 2023-2024 school year.

Join Stephanie Carbone, Questar III Model Schools Specialist, in a 5 part virtual series where participants will explore the 5 Concept Areas (Impacts of Computing, Computational Thinking, Network & Systems Design, Cybersecurity, and Digital Literacy) outlined in the Learning Standards through engaging activities and simulations. Each session will be a deep dive into one of the Concept Areas to facilitate the understanding needed to support all stakeholders within each district. Participants will leave with materials which can be utilized for turnkey training within their own districts.

The cost for this series is $125.00 per person for the 5 part series or $500 for a team of 5 from the same district. If sending a team, please register each team member in My Learning Plan separately and the billing will be adjusted accordingly. Sessions will run from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM and the Zoom link will be emailed via Frontline My Learning Plan to all registered participants the day before each session.

45. Introduction to IXL

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Appropriate for new IXL users

Dates: 10/25/2022

IXL is an online personalized learning platform which accelerates student achievement through its comprehensive curriculum, analytics, Real-Time Diagnostic and personalized action plans. This session will provide an overview of this powerful tool. A Zoom link will be emailed from Frontline one day prior to the session. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

46. Utilizing Project Based Learning with English Language Learners: A Focus on New Comer and SIFE Students

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All teachers

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 12/14/2022

In New York State, our classrooms are becoming wonderfully more diverse. Teachers are challenged with the task of how to create engaging, meaningful, rigorous learning experiences for ALL of their students. In addition, the Board of Regents has directed districts to make diversity, equity and inclusion a priority in schools. Over this 3 part live webinar series participants will learn:
What are the essential components of Project Based Learning?
Why Project Based Learning is a great tool for our New Comer and SIFE students
What are some Educational Technology tools that can enhance the learning experiences in Project Based Learning

During the series, participants will be guided through the construction of a simple Project Based Lesson which they can take back to their classrooms. This series will be hosted by Stephanie Carbone, Questar III Model Schools Specialist, and Kristen Vadnais, Capital District RBERN Specialist. A Zoom link will be emailed (through Frontline My Learning Plan) to all registered participants the day prior to each session.

47. Model Schools Liaison Meetings

Program: Model Schools

Audience: District Educational Technology Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2022 to 6/1/2023

These virtual meetings will provide district educational technology leaders with the latest information from Questar III, NYSED, NYSCATE, Microsoft, Apple, Google, NYS Model Schools and more. Make sure that you are making the most of your Questar III Model Schools Base Fee by attending these informative sessions. In lieu of a January meeting, the Model Schools team will meet with each district individually to review their educational technology purchases and plan for the coming year. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants the day before each session.

48. School Library System Council Meeting #1

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Council Members

Dates: 10/27/2022

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.

49. Introduction to Flocabulary

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/27/2022

Ready to bring your curriculum to life? Flocabulary is a great way to assist students in building vocabulary and mastering 21st-century skills. Through Flocabulary, students are able to use the power of music to mastering curriculum. Join Stephanie Carbone for an overview of this engaging tool. To ensure receipt of the link, please register prior to the day of the event. In order to receive credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session. Districts who members of Questar III Model Schools receive the subscriber price for the session.

50. Model Schools Ed Tech Sandbox

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/31/2022 to 6/1/2023

Are you ready to add hands-on, engaging and innovative educational technology to your classroom? Join Model Schools Specialist Stephanie Carbone as we explore educational technology tools available through Questar III Model Schools. These sessions are offered as a series of 4 hands-on workshops. Each session will focus on a different tool:
October: Sphero Indi
January: Kai's Clan AR/VR
March: OSMO
June: Squishy Circuits

51. November Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/9/2022

CTLE
Review of Building Aid and Overview of the School Budget Process

52. November Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 11/16/2022

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

53. NoodleTools, a fantastic choice for student research management

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/16/2022

Join Questar III School Library System for an introductory session on the award winning student research management platform, NoodleTools!
Session agenda:

-Review of the basics
-Resources for students and teachers
-Q & A

A Zoom link will be emailed via Frontline the day before the webinar.

54. December Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/7/2022

State Aid Output Reports and Fund Balance

55. Learn about Sora Classroom Features with your School Library System!

Program: School Library System

Audience: All educators who work within Rensselaer, Columbia, or Greene county

Dates: 12/13/2022

Learn easy-to-implement tips and tricks to integrate Sora into classroom curriculum. In this session:
Expand vocabulary to increase comprehension
Highlight examples, main ideas, supporting details, etc
Increase text interaction
Facilitate organization and resourcefulness
Boost metacognition
MORE!
We will also have time for a Q&A session. We hope you can join us.
A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants via MLP the day before the webinar.

56. December Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/14/2022

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

57. December 2022 BO-Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 12/21/2022

CTLE
BOCES Output Reports-Tying out Service Requests-Updating Aid Ratios-Revising Aid Claims Cycle of Co-Sers-Coser Restrictions-Best Practices

58. Communication Coordinator Meeting #2/Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 1/11/2023

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Format determined by level of transmission. All school librarians are welcome. **SNOW DATE 1/12/2023**

59. January Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/11/2023

CTLE
Tax Cap and State Aid Reconciliation

60. January STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 1/17/2023

CTLE
Review of Aid Categories and Statute of Limitations

61. January Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 1/18/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

62. Discover TeachingBooks with your School Library System!

Program: School Library System

Audience: All educators within Rensselaer, Columbia, or Greene county

Dates: 1/25/2023

Join Questar III School Library System to discover the award winning resource, TeachingBooks! Together we will explore videos filmed in authors' studios, lessons, book trailers, and vocabulary lists. You will discover resources that will expand the experience your readers have with books. You will learn how to deepen connections to books while discovering online materials to engage readers, support families, and empower colleagues.

We offer TeachingBooks to all districts, at no charge.

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar.

63. WINTER WORKSHOP 2023

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/8/2023

CTLE
Governor's Budget Analysis and Understanding Projections

64. February STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 2/14/2023

CTLE
Mid-Year Review, Aid Projections and NYSED Gold Star Report

65. February Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/15/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

66. School Library System Council Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Council Members

Dates: 3/7/2023

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.

67. March Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/8/2023

CTLE
Budget Vote Process, Disclosure Requirements, Contingent Budget, Property Tax Report Card and Budget Notice

68. March STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 3/14/2023

CTLE
DVPUB Verifications, DCPUB and DCPOD Screens

69. March Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/15/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

70. Jennifer LaGarde - Developing Digital Detectives: Next Generation Information Literacy - Communication Coordinator Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 3/30/2023

Jennifer LaGarde, aka "Library Girl", will present on the topic of next generation information literacy which is found in her book Developing Digital Detectives. Participants will leave with real world ideas that they can apply as soon as they get back to their library on the topic of information literacy. Participants will also receive a copy of Developing Digital Detectives by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgens. Lunch will be provided. All school librarians are encouraged to attend. Attendees will receive a copy of Developing Digital Detectives by Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgens. This will also count as one of the four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Quarterly meetings for SLS Communications Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are updated on topics such as NY State Education updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is brought back to other librarians in their districts. Format determined by level of transmission.

71. April Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/12/2023

CTLE
State Budget Analysis and Overview of Contingent Budget

72. April STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 4/18/2023

CTLE
Review March Payments New School Year Prep: 2022-23 Program Dates Summer School Applications Reapplications

73. April Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/19/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

74. May Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/10/2023

CTLE
Non-Resident Billings

75. May STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 5/16/2023

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Wrapping Up the Fiscal Year, Preparing for June 30 and ESY Q&A

76. Communication Coordinator Meeting #4

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 5/17/2023

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

77. May Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/17/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

78. May 2023 BO-Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/24/2023

Preparing for June 30th BATT Tool Capital Lease Form A

79. June Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/1/2023

CTLE
Maximizing State Aid; Preview of June 30th Due Dates and Preparing for Year End

80. June STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 6/6/2023

CTLE
Common STAC Errors - A Walk Through and June 30th Statute of Limitations

81. June Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/14/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

82. July STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 7/18/2023

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion, Reflecting on the Past Year, STAC Updates, Planning for the New Year Q&A

83. November STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/15/2023

CTLE
Open Forum/Live Discussion on STAC Topics, What To Focus On and Q&A

84. December STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 12/13/2023

CTLE
Homeless Youth