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1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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

10. Learn what Destiny 19.5 has to offer

Program: School Library System

Audience: Questar III SLS Automation Members

Dates: 8/16/2022

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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

11. 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

12. New School Librarian Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/29/2022

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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.

13. Communication Coordinator Meeting - GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the Questar III Region

Dates: 10/4/2022

Closed
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.

14. 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

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.

15. Book Buzz - Fall 2022 Edition

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and other educators

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

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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.

16. Supplemental Schedules 10-16 Webinar

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 10/6/2022

CTLE
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.

17. 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

18. 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

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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.

19. 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!!

20. 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.

21. Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual Learners led by (Dr. Gliset Colon)

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: ELL Teachers, Parent-Coordinators, Administrators and education stakeholders

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 6/7/2023

Description: The Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual Learners series is for teachers, parent-coordinators, administrators, and other education related stakeholders. This learning series will consist of virtual workshops and is informed by the most current evidence-based research on parent and family engagement and delivery of services to multilingual students and their families. Participants who attend the "Equitable Family Engagement for Multilingual Families” series will be able to assess the effectiveness of their own family engagement efforts and learn about equitable family engagement practices. December 13, 2022 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies January 23, 2023 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies February 6, 2023 (9am-12pm) Family engagement strategies March 13, 2023 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies April 3, 2023 (4:30pm-6pm) Family engagement strategies June 7, 2023 (9am-12pm) Sharing of educator artifacts; Reflections; Planning for the future **Just a kindly reminder a zoom link will be shared a day before the event**

22. NoodleTools, a fantastic choice for student research management

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/16/2022

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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.

23. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 11/17/2022

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 coaching license must complete six (6) 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. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is December 15, 2022. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

24. November STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 11/22/2022

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

25. Bilingual Special Education Virtual Series led by (Dr.Tamara Alsace) and (Dr.Gliset Colon)

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 12/12/2022 to 6/6/2023

This professional development series focuses on the areas of effective programmatic, instructional and assessment practices in bilingual special education. This learning series will be applicable for classroom teachers and related services personnel as well as administrators and other school/district leaders and is based on a developmental model to support and sustain school leaders and classroom teachers through virtual workshops. This learning series is informed by the most current evidence-based research on the continuum of services for English language learners/Multilingual learners (ELLs/MLLs) with disabilities.

The series will be virtual:

The sessions will focus on preparing classroom teachers to implement the strategies discussed in the text and school leaders to lead the work and follow up on implementation of the strategies and practices presented to teachers. Each session will be held from 9:00am-12:30pm via zoom.

- 1/2 day session (3.5 hours) December 12, 2022.
o Issues and trends in bilingual special education,
o Access to quality dual language/ENL education,
o CLRT in bi/multilingual inclusive settings

- 1/2 day session (3.5 hours) March 6, 2023.
o Culturally responsive assessment,
o MTSS,
o IEP planning

- 1/2 day session (3.5 hours) June 6, 2023.
o Specially designed instruction for multilingual learners
o Writing development,
o Transition planning,
o Social-emotional learning
***A zoom link will be share a day before the event***

26. December STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 12/13/2022

CTLE
Homeless Youth

27. 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

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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.

28. Developing Digital Detectives: a Conversation with Jennifer LaGarde

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians

Dates: 12/15/2022

Join us for a virtual conversation on "Next Generation Information Literacy" with Jennifer LaGarde, aka Library Girl and author of Developing Digital Detectives.

29. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 12/19/2022

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 coaching license must complete six (6) 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. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is January 16, 2023. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

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Unlocking English Learner's Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 1/9/2023

Closed
Description: This asynchronous professional development opportunity, applicable to educators of ELLs, allows participants to independently read and reflect on their learning. Participants respond to three application question per book chapter. Book studies include a certificate for 20 hours of professional development for successful completion. If you register before 12/31, you will receive a FREE copy of the book. ***This asynchronous can be completed 1/9/2023-3/15/2023***

31. Managing Our Implicit Bias: Supporting School Communities

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 2/14/2023

Description: This virtual workshop will focus on developing a common language to inform discussion and work on diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding where implicit bias comes from and how it is connected to larger structural issues of inequality, connecting the learning and unlearning of implicit bias to enhancing the support for English Language Learners, and learning intergroup dialogue techniques and how to develop the techniques in the workplace.

Three part series: Session 1: January 10, 2023 Session 2: January 31, 2023 Session 3: February 14, 2023 Time: 2:00-4:00

32. Book Forecasting: YMA edition

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, classroom teachers

Dates: 1/10/2023 to 2/1/2023

Join book experts Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner as they talk about the American Library Association's Youth Media Awards. This two session hybrid series will include predictions, discussion of awards, and an event celebrating this year's award winning titles. Catch all the buzz while learning how to use these resources with students and in your library program! Tuesday January 10, 7pm: join Alicia and Stacey on Zoom to discuss predictions for this year's awards. If you are unable to make the live Zoom, a recording will be made available. Participants can view the recording and complete a Google Form to receive full credit. Wednesday February 1, 7pm: we will host a live Zoom to celebrate the year's winning titles and discuss the awards and how to incorporate them into your program.

33. 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**

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: School LIbrarians

Dates: 1/16/2023 to 3/13/2023

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.

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:
1/16-22: Introduction\
1/23-29: Chapter 1
1/30-2/5: Chapter 2
2/6-12: Chapter 3
2/13-19: Chapter 4
2/20-26: Winter Break, no assigned reading or activities
2/27-3/5: Chapter 5
3/6-12: Chapters 6 & 7
3/13-19: Chapters 8, 9, 10

35. January STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 1/17/2023

CTLE
Review of Aid Categories and Statute of Limitations

36. Dignity for All Students Act Training (DASA) - Asynchronous

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Individuals seeking educator certification in New York State

Dates: 1/18/2023

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 coaching license must complete six (6) 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. Participants must complete all of the required coursework at a satisfactory level in order to receive credit for course completion. The due date for this coursework is February 15, 2023. Payment of $80.00 must be received before a participant is marked as COMPLETED. Please make the check payable to Questar III BOCES and send to Debbie Rozniewski at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. The web link to the training materials will be sent out to registrants once registration is complete and paid in full.

37. The Problem with Math is English - Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 1/19/2023 to 4/27/2023

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Join us while we investigate the book The Problem with Math is English. This book illustrates how students often understand fundamental mathematical concepts at a superficial level. It offers a new way to approach teaching math content in a way that will improve how all students, and especially English language learners, understand math. We will investigate the conceptual understanding in mathematics including simple yet deep definitions of key terms, connections among key topics, and insightful interpretation.

This book study will consist of four Zoom meetings on 1/19, 2/16, 3/16 and 4/27 from 3:00-4:00 in addition to 12 asynchronous learning hours using Google Docs to answer questions based on the readings.

Participants who register before December 21 will receive a copy of the book.

Presenters: Jessica Decker, Math Specialist and Kim Inglee, ELA Specialist

38. Exploring Nature Webinar

Program: School Library System

Audience: ALL EDUCATORS

Dates: 1/20/2023

Exploring Nature Science Education Resource - Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for Students and Teachers K-12.

All teacher have access to Exploring Nature, free of charge, until 6/31/23. Please take advantage of this wonderful trial opportunity. It is a truly valuable and quality resource.

Trial information will be given at the webinar.
/ A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before the webinar. Hope to see you there!

39. Building Skills for a Culture of Accountability: Facilitating Dialogues on Race and Racism

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 1/24/2023 to 2/28/2023

Description: This virtual workshop will focus on developing a common diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and racial justice language, identifying the five focus areas of empathy, awareness, vulnerability, navigating conflict, and thinking and acting outside of own lens, developing a theoretical and practical approach to using dialogue as a technique to apply racial justice practices, building knowledge, capacity, and skills on the connection between racism and inequities experienced by English Language Learners, and acquiring and practice skills navigating DEI and racial justice conflict through dialogue.

Three-part series:
Session 1: January 24, 2023 (Instructional Session)
Session 2: February 7, 2023 (Skill Building Session)
Session 3: February 28, 2023 (Skill Building Session)

Time: 2:00-4:00

40. Support Ed-Personalized One-Hour Demand Course: Scaffolding Content Instruction for English Language Learners

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Specialist, and Guidance Counselors

Dates: 2/6/2023

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Description: Our on-demand course purpose is to expand strategies and tools that support English learners (ELs). Course format self-paced (asynchronous) environment for busy educators, engaging voice over power point presentations and videos of classroom instruction. Interactive questions, activities, and frequent opportunities for reflection. Access to a dynamic resource-sharing tool (Padlet) featuring tools from our books for collaboration and turnaround training. One hour of PD, earn an additional (2)PD hours by completing optional coursework.

41. Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students with Disabilities Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Special Education, ELL Educators, leaders, and Specialist

Dates: 2/6/2023

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Description: This asynchronous professional development opportunity, applicable to educators of ELLs, allows participants to independently read and reflect n their learning. Participants respond to three application question per book chapter. Book studies include a certificate for 20 hours of professional development completion. If you register before 1/27/2023, you will receive a FREE copy of the book. This asynchronous can be completed 2/6/2023-3/30/2023.

42. Google Slides Beyond the Basics

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/6/2023

Starting Soon
Do you use Google Slides in your classroom? Join this session for new tips & tricks to further your use of Google Slides. We will go over new features and how best to use them as well as some important tech tips. This session will provide step by step and interactive instructions and work time to play around with the new Google Slides tools. You will leave this PD with the skill set that can be applied in your classroom. This is a part of our Google for Education series. A Zoom link will be sent the day prior via Frontline.

43. Book Buzz - Spring 2023 Edition

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and other educators

Dates: 2/7/2023 to 4/4/2023

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 spring. 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.

44. WINTER WORKSHOP 2023

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/8/2023

CTLE
Starting Soon
Governor's Budget Analysis and Understanding Projections

45. Learn What's New with NewsBank

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/8/2023

NewStarting Soon
NewsBank's resources prepare K-12 students for success by enhancing critical thinking and information literacy skills. In this session you'll learn how to easily integrate these valuable resources into your curriculum and classrooms. We'll cover the following in our session: collection overview, insider search techniques, helpful engagement strategies, and answers to frequently asked questions. All districts receive free access to NewsBank's Access World News (including the Times Union) through Questar III School Library System. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day before the webinar.

46. Financial Mathematics for the Next Generation

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Math Teachers, Coaches and Administrators, CTE Integrated Math Teachers

Dates: 2/13/2023 to 4/17/2023

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Participants will investigate current financial curriculum resources provided by SEFCU and NGPF, delving into how these and potentially other resources can be integrated into existing and/or new courses or programs of study. Alignment to NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards will be addressed, so that resources can be utilized in courses appropriately sequenced in the third or fourth year of high school. Giving our students the tools for financial solvency and independence is more important than ever, especially in our rapidly changing world!
The intended audience is HS math teachers, coaches, and administrators interested in integrating relevant financial mathematics into a third or forth year math course, as well as CTE integrated math teachers (financial literacy is a required component for the third year math course offered in conjunction with the technical programs.)

47. Regional Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary, Middle, and High School Principals (and Assistant Principals) in the Questar III BOCES region

Dates: 2/14/2023

Questar III Region Elementary, Middle School, and High School Principals (Assistant Principals are welcome as well) will be meeting in-person at Questar III BOCES Conference Center. The meeting will include: a presentation from a local Principal who will share his professional journey, including his story of job burnout and how he was able to discover new methods, new strategies, and new ways of thinking to create a happier professional life; an SEL activity from School Improvement staff; a Model Schools Ed Tech activity; and a regional roundtable discussion and sharing.

48. February STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 2/14/2023

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

49. February Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 2/15/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

50. Google Forms Beyond the Basics

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/15/2023

Do you use Google Forms in your classroom? Join this session for new tips & tricks to further your use of Google Forms. We will go over new features and how best to use them as well as some important tech tips. This session will provide step by step and interactive instructions and work time to play around with the new Google Forms tools. You will leave this PD with the skill set that can be applied in your classroom. This is a part of our Google for Education series. A Zoom link will be sent the day prior via Frontline.

51. Follett User Group

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/2/2023

Intended for librarian members of the Questar III Follett Automation CoSer.

In this session we will discuss updates and enhancements in Destiny Discover.

There will also be workshop time to address individual challenges, goals, and/or projects.

This meeting is in-person at the Questar III Central Office. There will not be a virtual option.

52. High in Plain Sight: Substance Abuse Prevention Training

Program: Health & Safety

Dates: 3/7/2023

This community educational event will review current drug trends, including identifiers, logos, and clothes to demonstrate possible high-risk behaviors in youth. This presentation explains the current drug & alcohol terms in simple language for each attendee to apply what they learn in their community, school or even at home. This session will not only identify what some of those products are, it will show attendees behaviors associated with them and how that can impact a young person, family or community, who might be associated with this environment.

53. 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.

54. 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

55. March STAC Talk

Program: Special Education Aid Assistance Service

Dates: 3/14/2023

CTLE
DVPUB Verifications, DCPUB and DCPOD Screens

56. March Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 3/15/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

57. Google Sheets Beyond the Basics

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/22/2023

Do you use Google Sheets in your classroom? Join this session for new tips & tricks to further your use of Google Sheets. We will go over new features and how best to use them as well as some important tech tips. This session will provide step by step and interactive instructions and work time to play around with the new Google Sheets tools. You will leave this PD with the skill set that can be applied in your classroom. This is a part of our Google for Education series. A Zoom link will be sent the day prior via Frontline.

58. SYNCHRONOUS Virtual NYSESLAT Turnkey Training

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 3/30/2023

New
This session provides participants with the required training to administer and score the NYSESLAT exam for English Learners. It is necessary for teachers to take this training only if they are new to the process. Teachers who have taken this training and administered/scored the NYSESLAT in previous years do not need to attend.

59. 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.

60. April Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/12/2023

CTLE
State Budget Analysis and Overview of Contingent Budget

61. 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

62. April Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 4/19/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

63. May Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/10/2023

CTLE
Non-Resident Billings

64. 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

65. 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.

66. May Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/17/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

67. May 2023 BO-Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 5/24/2023

Preparing for June 30th BATT Tool Capital Lease Form A

68. 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

69. 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

70. June Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/14/2023

CTLE
Topics: Review SBO Calendar

71. 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