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1. NYSESLAT Scoring Grades K-6

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ENL Teachers in participating districts

Dates: 6/21/2021

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This scoring session is for participants whose districts have arranged with Questar III BOCES to score their NYSESLAT Assessments. Only teachers from participating districts should register.

2. Aspiring Superintendents Virtual Series: Session 3

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators who aspire to be a Superintendent of a school district

Dates: 6/21/2021

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In partnership with current Questar III region Superintendents, Questar III BOCES is offering this 5-part virtual series at no cost to regional education leaders who are interested in aspiring to the role of Superintendent. Each session will feature a moderated discussion with a current regional Superintendent(s) and a Questar III BOCES representative, focused on a specific and relevant aspect of the superintendency. Participants are expected to come to the session with questions for our featured speakers. These sessions will be both informative and interactive. Session 3 will focus on budget / budget development. Our featured guests for this session will be Rensselaer CSD Superintendent Joseph Kardash and Greenville CSD Superintendent Tammy Sutherland.

3. NYSESLAT Scoring Grades 7-12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: ENL Teachers in participating districts

Dates: 6/22/2021

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This scoring session is for participants whose districts have arranged with Questar III BOCES to score their NYSESLAT Assessments. Only teachers from participating districts should register.

4. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals from Questar III component school districts

Dates: 6/22/2021

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June meeting for Questar III Region Elementary Principals

5. Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 6/23/2021

CTLE
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Topics: July SBO Calendar

6. Title III Grant Funds for ELLs

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 6/23/2021

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The session "How To Lead Your Own Consortium” will provide information on:

Locating annual Title III grant fund allocations to supplement ENL programs,
Allowable expenses for Title III grant funds,
Joining or leading a Title III Consortium

7. Five Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Multilingual Learner Educators

Dates: 6/23/2021

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In this three-hour interactive session, participants will incorporate the five guiding principles of CRT for MLs into their practice by:
- Discussing strategies for applying an assets-based framework to their work with MLs
- Exploring and applying instructional strategies and tools for creating a culturally responsive school climate for MLs
- Examining and applying tools and strategies for uniting schools, families, and communities in support of MLs
- Applying culturally responsive tools and strategies to plan for their class and school communities

8. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Principals from Questar III component school districts

Dates: 6/24/2021

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June meeting for Questar III Region Secondary (MS & HS) Principals
These sessions will allow for participation in an interactive professional development virtual learning series (nine, 1.5-hour sessions, January through June) on culturally and linguistically relevant instructional and curricular practices where we explore ways to inspire, engage, and empower our youth. We will deepen our collective understanding of the complex issues (e.g., racism, poverty, language, gender, etc.) that impact student learning outcomes, while developing classroom approaches, strategies, and tools that foster and support cultural and linguistic inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice. At the center of our collective work are Critical Inquiry Projects (CIP): classroom-based inquiry projects that afford students the opportunity to critically examine an experienced or recognized injustice from their lived social realities by intentionally blending academic knowledge with critical and social awareness to provide students with the necessary skill sets to actively participate in a democratic society.

Objectives for this virtual learning series are 1) to revisit and discuss the major tenets of Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Pedagogies and other asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks, 2) to review the application of asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks in classroom environments, and 3) to implement asset-based instructional and curricular frameworks in classrooms during the academic year.

This virtual learning series is informed by the most current and reputable evidence-based research on asset-based instructional and curricular practices, aligned with NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework, and adheres to the guidelines of specialized professional associations that govern pertinent content areas and relatable instructional practices.

10. Exploration and Analysis of ELL Attendance Rates

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 6/28/2021

This session will explore data analysis related to ELLs and their attendance rates. Participants will begin to understand the relationship between attendance and student outcomes. By investigating strategies, participants will begin to develop a plan for increasing awareness of attendance strategies for their district/school staff as well as impacting student attendance rates in the near future. Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Attendance Officers are encouraged to attend!

11. Twice-Exceptional RTI for ELLs

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Dates: 6/28/2021 to 6/29/2021

Twice-Exceptional ELLs 2.0 - a deeper dive into strategies and considerations to support English Learners using the RtI process. This workshop will help administrators and educators to identify strategies and possible structures of programs that will support their ELLs using the RtI process. Participants will then have the opportunity to review their existing RtI process and analyze intervention strategies and practices.

In this two part session, the first session will cover content with multiple opportunities for interaction. This will be followed by a workshop-style book study that will allow participants a deep-dive into a topic of their choosing.

Participants of this session will receive a copy of the book RtI for Diverse Learners by Catherine Collier (mailed to your home address).
*Participants need to be registered by June 14th in order to receive the book.

12. Supporting ELLs in Early Education

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 6/29/2021

This PD will explain the identification protocols issued by NYS. It will also go over best practices and resources for EMLs instruction in early education.

13. Immigrant & Migrant Populations of ELLs

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 6/30/2021

This session will provide participants with information about current challenges faced by Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant English Learners and considerations for ensuring their academic access and success. We will discuss regulations, available services and resources. Participants will also explore case studies from Green Card Youth Voices: Immigration Stories from upstate New York High Schools and be provided with a complimentary copy of the book. Please Note: You must register by June 14 to get the book.

14. Twice-Exceptional: ELLs and SWD

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 6/30/2021 to 7/1/2021

This two-session PD addresses specific ideas for meeting the classroom needs of ELLs with Disabilities. Participants will engage with the NYS Advanced Literacies, Universal Design for Learning, and other resources to explore opportunities for generating student success. You should have some prior knowledge of the differences between language difference and disability and ideally have participated in Parts 1 & 2 of this series. We will be referencing the text RTI for Diverse Learners that was provided for attendees of the previous sessions of RTI for ELLs. If you do not have a book, you may wish to purchase one prior to the first session but it is not mandatory. The ISBN is 9781452223452, 1452223459.

15. SIFE Identification and the MLS

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 7/1/2021

In this workshop participants will review how to identify a student with interrupted formal education as well as how to administer the Multilingual Literacy SIFE Screener.

16. Training of Trainers in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS TxT)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: trainers, school counselors/psychologists, teachers, teacher assistants, administrators, and other school personnel capable of training crisis intervention techniques

Dates: 7/12/2021 to 7/16/2021

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In partnership with Cornell University / The Residential Child Care Project, Questar III will be hosting Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) Training of Trainers (TxT).
This intensive five-day TCIS train-the-trainer competency-based certification course provides school districts the opportunity to develop an in-house training capacity in the TCIS curriculum. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the TCIS curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their schools. Participants will have the chance to participate, practice, and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques such as role plays, small group discussions, guided fantasies, conducting practice sessions, and using audiovisual aids will be demonstrated. The curriculum is evidence informed and trauma sensitive. Participants will receive all the necessary materials to conduct the TCIS training program in their school district.

17. July Coffee Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/14/2021

CTLE
New
Topics: The Basics of the State Aid Claim Forms

18. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/19/2021

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 be in attendance for the full session to receive a certificate of completion. Given the current COVID-19 health situation, the training will be completed virtually, using Zoom.

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 Christine Willmart at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. Training is limited to 20 participants, so register early. You will be contacted if the workshop must be cancelled.

The link to the zoom invitation will be sent out to registrants prior to the training.

19. Teacher Lead Evaluator Initial Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/20/2021

This webinar will discuss current Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) 3012-D law and how it will impact your role as an administrator. Hands on practice with performance levels and how it relates to your district's teacher evaluation tool.
The following questions will be addressed:
- What is the purpose of the APPR process and how can it be used to strengthen your school's goals?
- What are the various protocols and logistics for an effective evaluation?
- How are differences in performance levels determined? In particular, what is the difference between Proficient and Distinguished performance levels?
- What exactly is "Student Centered Instruction"? What does it look like and sound like in real classrooms? What instructional moves can teachers make to strengthen Student Centered Instruction in their classrooms?
- How is Inter-Rater Reliability defined? We will practice scoring examples using video clips, written samples and the rubric.


A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

20. Teacher Lead Evaluator Re-Certification Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/20/2021

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
- 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.
- Use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

21. Knowledge Cafe

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/20/2021

CTLE
New
Topics: August SBO Calendar

22. Critical Conversations in Preparing School Leaders for Fall 2021

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Other Educators with School-Level Leadership Responsibilities (e.g., Department heads)

Dates: 7/22/2021 to 8/5/2021

In this three-part series of discussions, Dr. Kristen C. Wilcox, Ph.D., will share research findings from the latest NYKids study of educators' and leaders' responses to the pandemic and facilitate conversations on how leaders can use this research to prepare to lead their buildings in the 2021-22 school year. The study was designed to investigate the impacts of the pandemic on educator stress, job satisfaction, and adaptation and with a focus on differential impacts of the pandemic on people of color and those living in poverty in particular. Brain science, trauma, and secondary traumatic stress provide an organizing framework for this research and through a curated list of related research abstracts, podcasts, and NYKids' own study findings, participants will explore what this framework has to offer leaders in navigating through the challenges in returning to school in the fall. The discussions will be guided by the key question: How do we create (or recreate) and sustain a humanizing and inclusive school environment as we return for the fall 2021 reopening? Each of these discussions will include information school leaders need to know about what to look and listen for with regard to differential impacts of the pandemic on staff, students, and families and opportunities to share ideas around how they will support staff as well as children and families through the pandemic and its aftermath.

23. Teacher Lead Evaluator Initial Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/26/2021

This webinar will discuss current Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) 3012-D law and how it will impact your role as an administrator. Hands on practice with performance levels and how it relates to your district's teacher evaluation tool.
The following questions will be addressed:
- What is the purpose of the APPR process and how can it be used to strengthen your school's goals?
- What are the various protocols and logistics for an effective evaluation?
- How are differences in performance levels determined? In particular, what is the difference between Proficient and Distinguished performance levels?
- What exactly is "Student Centered Instruction"? What does it look like and sound like in real classrooms? What instructional moves can teachers make to strengthen Student Centered Instruction in their classrooms?
- How is Inter-Rater Reliability defined? We will practice scoring examples using video clips, written samples and the rubric.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

24. Teacher Lead Evaluator Re-Certification Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/26/2021

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
- 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.
- Use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

25. George Couros: The Innovator's Mindset

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All educators and administrators

Dates: 7/27/2021

Description: Carol Dweck's work has focused on the ideas of "fixed" and "growth" mindset, yet educators will need to go a step further with these notions to create the learning opportunities and that our students and schools deserve. We need to focus not only what we know, but what we do with what we know. In this talk, George will discuss the idea and characteristics of "The Innovator's Mindset" (as discussed in the book of the same title) and share persuasive examples on why this is so crucial for all educators. George's presentations are known to be emotional, humorous, all while pushing your thinking, and will connect to your heart first, in a way that will last with you long after this keynote.
This is part 1 of a 4 part series: Innovate, Invigorate, & Illuminate. Cost is $50 per person. District pricing is: $400 per 10 participants for one session OR $1,500 per 10 participants for all four sessions. Participants paying by personal check: all checks must be received at 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, NY 12033 before the event in order to receive the access information. Please indicate the session(s) for which you are registering. Sessions will not be recorded.

26. July BO-Talk

Program: State Aid Planning

Dates: 7/28/2021

CTLE
New
Topics: Maximizing Excess Cost Salaries, SA-156 and Designating Surplus
The pandemic has brought uncertainty at every turn. Opening last school year in the midst of a global pandemic created significant anxiety and a loss of sleep for all educators, regardless of position. As we work to innovate and transform the work, how can we create a culture where both students and staff can thrive? How can we work to overcome fear and fail forward when things don't go as planned? How can we ensure technology plays its proper role, and "innovation" doesn't become a graveyard of tech tools? Grounded in relationships, and built upon a culture for learning, personal and authentic cultures of innovation, respect the hidden stories within each individual and are learner-centered by design. Regardless of what happens outside our school walls, together we can work to create meaningful opportunities for those we serve when we hyper-focus on the things that matter most. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

This is part 2 of a 4 part series: Innovate, Invigorate, & Illuminate. Cost is $50 per person. District pricing is: $400 per 10 participants for one session OR $1,500 per 10 participants for all four sessions. Participants paying by personal check: all checks must be received at 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, NY 12033 before the event in order to receive access information. Please indicate the session(s) for which you are registering. Sessions will not be recorded.

28. Teacher Lead Evaluator Initial Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/3/2021

This webinar will discuss current Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) 3012-D law and how it will impact your role as an administrator. Hands on practice with performance levels and how it relates to your district's teacher evaluation tool.
The following questions will be addressed:
- What is the purpose of the APPR process and how can it be used to strengthen your school's goals?
- What are the various protocols and logistics for an effective evaluation?
- How are differences in performance levels determined? In particular, what is the difference between Proficient and Distinguished performance levels?
- What exactly is "Student Centered Instruction"? What does it look like and sound like in real classrooms? What instructional moves can teachers make to strengthen Student Centered Instruction in their classrooms?
- How is Inter-Rater Reliability defined? We will practice scoring examples using video clips, written samples and the rubric.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

29. Teacher Lead Evaluator Re-Certification Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/3/2021

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
- 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.
- Use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.
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Join School Library System Specialist, Amanda Karian, to learn about choice boards in conjunction with Collections to help students explore, learn, and have fun. In this session you will learn how to use and create choice boards, Collections by Destiny and other tools to bring resources together for students in face-to-face, virtual and blended learning environments.

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

31. Exploring the K-12 Computer Science & Digital Fluency Learning Standards

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2021

In order to be ready for 21st century life and careers, students need to be able to navigate through this technology dominated world. The New York State Education Department has adopted Computer Science and Digital Fluency Learning Standards to assist teachers in empowering students with the essential skills and knowledge to be successful beyond graduation. Join Stephanie Carbone, Model Schools Specialist, and Kerrie Burch, Director of School Library Systems, Model Schools and the Arts, on an interactive journey through the standards. Participants will:
- Learn how to navigate the standards by grade band

- Learn which 5 concept areas are embedded into each grade level

- Learn how to integrate these standards easily into your curriculum



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. If paying by personal check, it is necessary that payment is received prior to the session. When registering, please indicate the school district for which you are employed. Only direct employees of Questar III BOCES should choose the BOCES employee option. In order to receive CTLE credit, the evaluation form must be completed within My Learning Plan at the end of the session.

32. Teacher Lead Evaluator Initial Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/12/2021

This webinar will discuss current Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) 3012-D law and how it will impact your role as an administrator. Hands on practice with performance levels and how it relates to your district's teacher evaluation tool.
The following questions will be addressed:
- What is the purpose of the APPR process and how can it be used to strengthen your school's goals?
- What are the various protocols and logistics for an effective evaluation?
- How are differences in performance levels determined? In particular, what is the difference between Proficient and Distinguished performance levels?
- What exactly is "Student Centered Instruction"? What does it look like and sound like in real classrooms? What instructional moves can teachers make to strengthen Student Centered Instruction in their classrooms?
- How is Inter-Rater Reliability defined? We will practice scoring examples using video clips, written samples and the rubric.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

33. Teacher Lead Evaluator Re-Certification Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/12/2021

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
- 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.
- Use the rubrics determined in their own district APPR plan.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

34. Cultural Responsiveness through Children's & YA Literature

Program: School Library System

Audience: All educators

Dates: 8/16/2021

As educators, we strive to help students build understanding and to make unbiased, educated opinions, and judgments. Therefore, it is supremely important that as adults we understand implicit bias and how to recognize privilege in ourselves. Using books is one of the readiest ways we can set our students up for success in this area. Join School Improvement Specialist, Karen Kohler and School Library System Specialist, Amanda Karian to learn about inequity in publishing, how to select diverse literature, and tips for using literature to be a culturally responsive educator.

35. Writing Revolution Book Study: 6-12

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/16/2021

The Capital District RBERN is excited to offer a spring semester 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 ELL student writing and reading comprehension.

36. Writing Strategies Book Study: K - 5

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/16/2021

Closed
This online session will explore Jennifer Serravallo's book Writing Strategies. The resource contains more than 300 strategies to support writing goals based on student need. The session will give an overview of the book resource as well as share some strategies for adapting these writing tools to remote teaching and learning. These best practices support the needs of all learners- including ELLs who may be struggling with writing concepts.This session is appropriate for teachers of students in grades K-5. *Participants who register before July 26th will be mailed a free copy of the book to meet the needs of this session. You will need to complete a separate form that includes your home mailing address to receive the resource.

37. AJ Juliani - Intentional Innovation: Empowering Students With Choice and Technology

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All educators and administrators

Dates: 8/17/2021

"Learn how my most frustrating and desperate moments as a teacher turned into a pathway to innovation with my students. This talk will take you through a journey of five truths about technology and learning; and it begins by connecting the dots between innovation, inquiry, and empowerment."

This is part 3 of a 4 part series: Innovate, Invigorate, & Illuminate. Cost is $50 per person. District pricing is: $400 per 10 participants for one session OR $1,500 per 10 participants for all four sessions. Participants paying by personal check: all checks must be received at 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, NY 12033 before the event in order to receive access information. Please indicate the session(s) for which you are registering. Sessions will not be recorded.

38. Guided Reading with ELLs in Mind

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/17/2021

In this 1 hour PD we will dive into Guided Reading with diverse populations. We will explore the planning, scaffolding and adapting guided reading for ELLs.

39. Thinking like a Reading Teacher

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/17/2021

Focus Grades ( 6 - 12 )

This presentation will focus on different reading needs of ELLs. It will review ways that content teachers can make text more accessible to students.

40. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/18/2021

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 be in attendance for the full session to receive a certificate of completion. Given the current COVID-19 health situation, the training will be completed virtually, using Zoom.

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 Christine Willmart at 10 Empire State Boulevard, Castleton, NY 12033. Training is limited to 20 participants, so register early. You will be contacted if the workshop must be cancelled.

The link to the zoom invitation will be sent out to registrants prior to the training.

41. Science Strategies for ELLs

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/18/2021

This hour-long session will provide secondary Science teachers with strategies and protocols to assist English Learners in accessing content, concepts, and engineering practices required by the NGSS.

42. Routines for Math Reasoning Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/18/2021

This session will guide teachers through the 5 principles of instruction that support the math practices, and four scaffolds for routines that enhance English Learners' ability to access the Math Practices. Participants will get a free copy of the book if they register by July 26.

43. Reading Strategies Book Study: K-5

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/19/2021

Closed
This online session will explore Jennifer Serravallo's book Reading Strategies. The resource contains more than 300 strategies to support 13 reading goals linked to a variety of skills, genres, and reading levels. The session will give an overview of the book resource as well as share some strategies for adapting these reading tools to remote teaching and learning. These best practices support the needs of all learners- including ELLs who may be struggling with reading concepts. This session is appropriate for teachers of students in grades K-5. *Participants who register before July 26th will be mailed a free copy of the book to meet the needs of this session. You will need to complete a separate form that includes your home mailing address to receive the resource.

44. Shannon McClintock Miller: Reimagining Education with Innovation, Technology, and Relationships

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All educators and administrators

Dates: 8/19/2021

Over the past year, we have all reimagined education, schools and libraries. We have used innovation, creativity and technology to create wonderful learning experiences for our students. And most of all, we have grown and strengthened the relationships we have with our students, families, colleagues and community in a whole new way. It's our time to shine and during this presentation, Shannon McClintock Miller will share her story and ways we can all reimagine education and librarianship with innovation, technology, relationships and more.

This is part 4 of a 4 part series: Innovate, Invigorate, & Illuminate. Cost is $50 per person. District pricing is: $400 per 10 participants for one session OR $1,500 per 10 participants for all four sessions. Participants paying by personal check: all checks must be received at 10 Empire State Blvd., Castleton, NY 12033 before the event in order to receive the access information. Please indicate the session(s) for which you are registering. Sessions will not be recorded.

45. Growing Language and Literacy Book Study

Program: Capital District RBE-RN

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 8/19/2021

Closed
This book study will explore strategies for English learners that develop their literacy skills across grades and proficiency levels. It is based on five premises: asset-based mindset; individual variations; integrated content, language and literacy instruction, culturally and linguistically sustaining instructional and assessment practices; and purposeful interaction and collaboration.
Participants of this session will receive a copy of the book Growing Language and Literacy Strategies for English Learners By Andrea Honigsfeld (mailed to your home address). *Participants need to be registered by August 2nd in order to receive the book.

46. Organizing Your Digital Life

Program: Model Schools

Audience: teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Is your Google Drive flooded with unorganized documents that have accumulated during the last school year? Does the thought of trying to find a specific file make you weak in the knees? Join Stephanie Carbone, Questar III Model Schools Specialist, to learn how to take control of your digital world and feel confident entering the new school year.
This interactive session combines instruction with time to apply strategies into your own account. Participants will leave the session with an organizational plan and a start at implementing the plan. Participants will learn to:
-Create folders (color code, name, subfolders)
-Add current files into folders
-Distinguish between "My Drive", "Shared with Me", & "Shared Drives"
-Share files and assign permissions
-Create a system for addressing emails
-Use a digital calendar or to-do list

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. If paying by personal check, it is necessary that payment is received prior to the session. When registering, please indicate the school district for which you are employed. Only direct employees of Questar III BOCES should choose the BOCES employee option. In order to receive CTLE credit, the evaluation form must be completed at the end of the session.

47. NYS Next Generation Math Learning Standards Grades K-5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Come investigate the Next Generation Math standards, and what we should prepare for as we finally come to the conclusion of Common Core based NYS testing next year. Our work will include the impact of full implementation in grades PreK-2 this year, and how the sequencing shifts in the "testing” years. We will also emphasize how the Mathematical Practices inform instruction, learning, and curriculum planning.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

48. NYS Next Generation Math Learning Standards Grades 6-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 6-8 Math Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2021

Come investigate the Next Generation Math standards, and what we should prepare for as we finally come to the conclusion of Common Core based NYS testing next year. Our work will include the impact of full implementation in grades PreK-2 this year, and how the sequencing shifts in the "testing” years. We will also emphasize how the Mathematical Practices inform instruction, learning, and curriculum planning.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

49. NYS Next Generation Science Learning Standards Grades K-5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grade K-5 Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2021

Come explore the NYS Next Generation Science Standards Crosscutting Concepts. Bring a list of your unit topics and explore how to embed Crosscutting Concepts into your units. You could also bring a team to work in a breakout room revising or developing an NGSS unit. We will take a look at the updated timeline as well.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

50. NYS Next Generation Science Learning Standards Grades 6-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grade 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2021

Come explore the NYS Next Generation Science Standards Crosscutting Concepts. Bring a list of your unit topics and explore how to embed Crosscutting Concepts into your units. You could also bring a team to work in a breakout room revising or developing an NGSS unit. We will take a look at the updated timeline as well.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

51. NYS Next Generation English Language Arts Grades K-5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 8/26/2021

Come explore the NYS Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. We will take note of the revisions, additions, deletions, vertical movement, and clarifications within these standards. How are these standards supported in your curriculum and instruction? We will take a look at the updated timeline as well.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.

52. NYS Next Generation English Language Arts Grades 6-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 8/26/2021

Come explore the NYS Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. We will take note of the revisions, additions, deletions, vertical movement, and clarifications within these standards. How are these standards supported in your curriculum and instruction? We will take a look at the updated timeline as well.

A zoom link will be sent prior to the webinar.