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1. School Counselor Forum: Exiting Options Overview and Transcript Review

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Administrators, CSE Chairpersons, General Ed and Special Ed Teachers

Dates: 5/1/2018

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This morning portion of this forum provides a review of current graduation, exiting, and multiple pathway options. The afternoon will consist of a guided review of student transcripts in order to determine various pathway options available to ALL students. Counselors and other school personnel will have the opportunity to bounce ideas off from one another, ask questions, and network. This training will also provide the necessary information for NYS Regents preparation. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan. -Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities. -Schools provide appropriate instruction for students with disabilities in career development and opportunities to participate in work-based learning.

2. Naviance 2018 Spring Users' Conference - Erie & Ontario Rooms @ CNYRIC

Program: Student Services

Audience: School Counselors and Staff

Dates: 5/2/2018

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Join us for the 2018 Naviance users' conference. The conference will be featuring Sean Kruglak, Strategic Account Executive from Hobsons. This event will be facilitated by Judy Corigliano, Systems Consultant from CNYRIC. The 2 session event will consist of a morning session with middle school focus and an afternoon session with high school focus. Hobsons will be providing lunch, please email jcorigli@cnyric.org to confirm your lunch attendance.

* Prepare for the new Naviance Student user interface and the new Insights Dashboard

* Updates include: the resume builder and mobile modernization

* Learn best practices for meeting the New York Comprehensive Guidance Plan

* Receive support for school site questions & site planning for the 2018-2019 school year

Naviance Student is the new, mobile accessible Naviance experience. Naviance Student will replace Family Connection beginning in August for the 2018-19 school year.

Naviance Student makes it easier than ever for students to answer the questions that will shape their future:

* Who am I?
* What do I want to be?
* How will I get there?
* How will I succeed?

The new design delivers the power of Naviance to students’ fingertips with familiar and intuitive tools that personalize and simplify the college and career planning process.

3. Before the FBA: Using Function Based Problem Solving within a Multi-Tiered System of Behavioral Support

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors

Dates: 5/3/2018

What happens when student behavior begins to warrant a more individualized intervention? Before an FBA, consider Function Based Problem Solving! Participants will learn to apply this systematic approach to problem-solving as a way to create effective Tier 2 behavioral interventions. Participants will discuss conditions that might be contributing to problematic student behavior, how information informs decision making, and how to develop informal behavior support plans. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principle from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: *Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support.

4. R/S: Performance Assessment Design in the Three Modes of Communication for World Language Teachers

Program: RBE-RN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: World Language/LOTE Teachers

Dates: 5/7/2018

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Students often learn and are assessed in limited contexts with highly predictable or forced choice items that hinder proficiency goals. How do we design Integrated Performance Assessment? How can we move students to higher performance targets toward the Seal of Biliteracy?

Join Dr. Jennifer Eddy, assistant professor of world language education in the department of Secondary Education and Youth Services (SEYS) at Queens College of the City University of New York for a hands-on design day which she will guide teachers to develop performance-based assessment tasks with the three communicative modes: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational and write “Can Do” self-assessment statements for each mode. Participants also will have a gallery walk of tasks and receive feedback, ready for pilot implementation in their classrooms. Finally, participants will also take part in feedback surveys before and after the live professional learning. These tasks are designed for learners to engage critical thinking skills with inter-cultural competence, and to solve problems and create products of value beyond the classroom.

Upon successful completion of of this professional learning, participants will receive a certificate for 6 CTLE hours from Mid-State RBERN.

5. 2018 School Library System Administrator/Advocate of the Year Celebration

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators and Supporters of School Libraries

Dates: 5/9/2018

This annual event includes breakfast, a keynote by Media Literacy Expert Julie Smith and opportunity to celebrate the support School and District Leaders provide to school library programs. The combined CC and SLS will immediately follow the celebration.

6. Helping Students Develop A Growth Mindset

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Directors of Special Education

Dates: 5/9/2018

This workshop will explore Mindsets and brain development. We will look at different mindsets and the impact on student learning as well as look at strategies to help students develop a more growth oriented mindset. We will also look at the characteristics of educators with a growth mindset. This PD is aligned to the Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities Guiding Principles: -Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities -Teachers design, provide, and assess the effectiveness of specially designed instruction to provide students with disabilities with access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum.

7. Schooltool New Release User Group @ OCM BOCES

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 5/9/2018

The CNYRIC will be showing the new features of schooltool. Mindex will be showing the road map for the future development of schooltool. This user group is for technology support staff and administrators.

8. SLS Combined Communication Coordinators and Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Members, Communication Coordinators and Council members

Dates: 5/9/2018

The SLS Communication Coordinators and SLS Council meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend. Members of the SLS Advisory Council have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report.

9. Hacking Engagement with School Librarians and our Mentors Across Borders Particpants

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/9/2018

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved. This event is culmination of our 2018 MAB program and we are bringing the Author of Hacking Engagement Again: 50 Tips and Tricks, James Sturtevant, to share his expertise and help us learn how to create hacks that will engage and empower students!

10. Media Literacy: A 21st Century Approach to Wellness

Program: School Library System

Audience: Health Educators, Counselors, and Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2018

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Media Literacy expert Julie Smith will share why teen depression based on social media use is on the rise and how we can help students navigate this digital world in a healthy way. Learn how to have crucial conversations with your students about how these social media platform are designed – and WHY. You can help them realize the role they play in the “social media machine”. Do they understand that if they are using a website or app for free, then THEY ARE THE PRODUCT BEING SOLD? Are they familiar with the concept of “compare and despair“, and do they have coping mechanisms in place for when they feel it? This just may be the most important topic for you to address in your classroom this year.

11. Science Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 Science Leaders

Dates: 5/10/2018

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in science. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Science Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYSSLS. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 science education and position the region to successfully implement the new science standards. The expectation for participating in this group is: 1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work. 2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group. 3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district. 4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group. The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work. OCM Non-Components $111 per person/per day, plus materials.

12. The Promethean Escape Room Experience

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/10/2018

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Come experience the excitement of an Escape Room, Promethean style! The CNYRIC is excited to host the Promethean team as they offer an interactive experience using ActivePanels, Robotics, Virtual Reality, AtiveInspire, and Classflow. Come ready to work together to solve a 3D puzzle adventure and learn about what Promethean has to offer your classroom. This workshop will be held in the Operations & Maintenance Conference room located in the building behind the Irvin E. Henery Education Center located at OCM BOCES - Henry Campus 6820 Thompson Rd Syracuse, NY 13211 Flyer for the workshop https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WqY2EQj0i93r1qa2COmXjMKIRhZHjAMn/view?usp=sharing

13. SPRING SESSION of The Responsive Classroom Course® for Elementary Educators - (Level 1)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Pre K-6 Classroom Teachers, Special Area Teacher, Special Ed Teachers, Building Principals and other administrators, Teacher Aides and Assistants

Dates: 5/15/2018 to 6/1/2018

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. Become a more effective teacher by learning research-based strategies that lead to:

• Engaging academic instruction

• Better classroom management

• Positive learning communities

• Developmentally Appropriate Instruction and Discipline

This interactive, highly practical 27-hour course has no prerequisite and is a great starting point for all educators in a school building (Classroom Teachers, Special Area and Special Ed Teachers, TAs, Building Principals and other administrators and support staff).

OCM BOCES is a public entity duly licensed by Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., to conduct The Responsive Classroom®courses.OCM Non-Components $1280 p/p plus materials

As a result of this workshop, teachers will: In the four interactive days, you will learn to use core Responsive Classroom practices to:

• Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle

• Establish a calm, orderly, safe, and engaging environment for learning with a proactive approach to discipline

• Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

• Develop teacher language that promotes respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities

• Respond to misbehavior with clear, consistent expectations and logical consequences

• Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling

• Give students choice in what they learn and/or how they learn to promote greater Academic engagement and achievement

• Create a developmentally appropriate learning environment Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to supp

14. Best New YA Books (Grades 6-12)with Kathleen O'Dean

Program: School Library System

Audience: Middle and High School School Librarians and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

Back by popular demand! In this lively one-day workshop, Kathleen Odean will present the best YA novels of 2017 for classroom use and independent reading, including top nonfiction choices. She will share fiction/nonfiction pairs that work in the curriculum and tips for technology tie-ins for student response and book promotion. Participants will learn about websites, display ideas, and activities to motivate teens to read these and other books. They’ll also have a chance to share ideas and favorite teen titles with each other. Each participant will receive a handout of annotated booklists and other resources. Kathleen Odean is a nationally recognized expert in young adult literature. She is the author of four guides to books, including Great Books for Girls (Ballantine, 2002). Kathleen worked as a librarian for 17 years in schools and public libraries in California and Rhode Island. She is the YA fiction reviewer for Teacher-Librarian Journal and a reviewer for Kirkus Reviews and the Providence Journal. Kathleen has chaired and served on the Newbery Award Committee (A Single Shard and Number the Stars) as well as the Caldecott Award Committee (Officer Buckle and Gloria).

15. The Erie Canal: Influence and Impact on NYS History

Program: School Library System

Dates: 5/15/2018

2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the year construction began on New York's Erie Canal. When the Canal was completed in 1825, this "artificial river" stretched across Upstate New York from Albany to Buffalo. Towns and cities sprang up as it was built. New York City became the biggest port in the country, and people used the waterway to migrate westward. The Canal had a profound economic, social and political impact on our country, and its influence continues today. The Erie Canal Museum, collaboration with OCM BOCES, is offering three free professional development workshop for teams of teachers and librarians at its location in downtown Syracuse. The full-day workshops focus on the Canal's origins and its impact on Central New York, New York State and the U.S., past and present. Participants will: ~ Earn 6 CTLE hours. ~ Learn about the Erie Canal's history and its lasting impact on Central New York and the United States. ~ Add lessons that will strengthen instruction of history and other subjects. ~ Receive resources and ideas for unit design and inquiry writing. ~ Take a guided tour of the Museum, 1850 National Register Weighlock Building and nearby heritage areas. ~ Develop and share cross-curricular activities.

16. McKinney Vento Liaisons Meeting

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 5/16/2018

McKinney Vento Liaisons will meet to discuss best practices in working with Runaway and Homeless youth. Come ready to share your expertise on how to work with students who are in temporary housing and the services they need. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

17. Problem Based Learning for Math Educators

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: 5-12 Math Educators and Administrators with a basic understanding of Project Based Learning

Dates: 5/16/2018

This workshop will guide middle school and high school math teachers through a learning process in which they will gain an understanding of the key differences between Project Based Learning (PBL) and Problem Based Learning (PrBL). We will analyze different ways to link curriculum and technology with a PrBL approach to create a rigorous and engaging learning environment for students. Participants will also utilize workshop time to start planning their first PrBL experience for their students. This session is for middle school and high school math educators and administrators who want to learn more about Problem Based Learning.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:




• Explain the difference between Project Based Learning and Problem Based Learning




• Use resources to start to create a basic map for a PrBL unit




• Link their curriculum and technology as they plan their first PrBL unit

Please bring your own device

Coffee and light snacks will be provided

Lunch is an hour and on your own

OCM Non-Components $220 per person/per day, plus materials.

18. Schooltool End of Year Prep User Group @ OCM BOCES

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 5/16/2018

This workshop is for the building secretaries, guidance counselors or any other staff involved with the new year roll over after July 1.

19. Schooltool End of Year Prep User Group @ TST BOCES

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 5/16/2018

This workshop is for the building school counselors and counseling secretaries or any other staff involved with the new year roll over after July 1.

20. Annual CNYNYSASCD Meeting

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Special Education and General Education Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 5/16/2018

Annual Meeting of the Central New York Chapter of the NYS ASCD. We will be electing officers for the coming year, soliciting ideas for next years theme, and enjoying some snacks and beverages. The meeting will be held at the Greenwood Winery on Collamer Road.

21. CNYNYSASCD Meeting

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: General Education and Special Education Teachers, Teacher-Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 5/16/2018

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This is the annual meeting of the CNYNYSASCD for the 2017-18 school year. There will be a business meeting with election of officers for the new year, as well as a selection of refreshments at Greenwood Winery.

22. Student Exit Summary Training

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Special Education teachers, CSE Directors, Related Service Providers, School Psychologists

Dates: 5/17/2018

Participants will learn how to take the Student Exit Summary that is directed from an IEP software program and add the necessary requirements to meet student needs when entering post-secondary living. Participants will also be able to learn how to write Student Exit Summaries from scratch to document strengths and needs of students. This document is used to help students obtain accommodations in the workplace, military, post-secondary education, etc. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan. -Parents, and other family members, are engaged as meaningful partners in the special education process and the education of their child.

23. PBIS Coaches Network Meeting

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: PBIS Coaches

Dates: 5/17/2018

This workshop is designed to provide PBIS coaches with an opportunity to network with other coaches across the region. Updates, reminders, and some professional development will also be included. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities. -Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support.

24. PreK-6 Mathematics Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 5/21/2018

This is an opportunity for elementary teachers in PreK – grade 6 to come together to learn, reflect, share successes, collaborate and plan for mathematics instruction within a supportive community. Participants will be able to work with others in their grade band to explore new strategies, share successful practices and refine existing lessons to meet Mathematics Standards for Content and Practice.

Participants will be connected via a Schoology site for continued communication throughout the school year. There will be 4 meetings throughout the school year. Participants must register for each session individually and may attend as many sessions as desired.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:


• Plan lessons based on Mathematics Standards


• Implement research-based methods and strategies for all learners


• Engage students in a range of fluency, problem solving and discussion protocols


• Differentiate and scaffold experiences for a range of learning needs


• Participate in processes for reflection

OCM Non-Components $220 per person/per day, plus materials.

25. FBA/BIP Quality Process: 2-Day Training (Must attend both days)

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, School Psychologists, Social Workers, School Counselors

Dates: 5/21/2018 to 5/22/2018

Participants will learn how to conduct a quality Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and develop a congruent Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) that includes all required components. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principle from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support.

26. NYSESLAT Scoring MO BOCES 2018 - By Invitation Only

Program: RBE-RN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: Certified ENL/Bilingual Education Teachers OR Content Area Teachers Trained in Scoring the NYSESLAT

Dates: 5/22/2018

Mid-State RBERN and MO BOCES is hosting Regional NYSESLAT scoring for its component districts. Regional scoring is focused on the writing part of the NYSESLAT. All registrants will be required to stay at the regional scoring site until all tests have been scored. If you think you should have been invited, please contact your ESL Coordinator.

27. Teaching the Holocaust in Grades 7-12

Program: School Library System

Audience: 7-12 Teachers; & School Librarians, All Subject Areas, Especially Humanities

Dates: 5/22/2018

Join United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellows Evan Seitz and Laurie Rabideau-Rutter as they help all educators understand rationale and guidelines for teaching the Holocaust using resources from the USHMM. This workshop is designed for educators who teach the Holocaust and/or genocide studies to provide effective, accurate and appropriate information to students.

28. School and Public Librarian Collaborative Event

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 5/22/2018

Spend the afternoon with your school librarian or public librarian counterpart getting to know each other and brainstorming collaborative ideas. Hear examples of school public library partnerships, discuss possible ideas and how to implement them and then start planning events and activities for your students, children and young adults with your community of librarians.

29. NYSESLAT Scoring BT BOCES 2018 - By Invitation Only

Program: RBE-RN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: Certified ENL/Bilingual Education Teachers OR Content Area Teachers Trained in Scoring the NYSESLAT

Dates: 5/23/2018

Mid-State RBERN and BT BOCES is hosting Regional NYSESLAT scoring for its component districts. Regional scoring is focused on the writing part of the NYSESLAT. All registrants will be required to stay at the regional scoring site until all tests have been scored. If you think you should have been invited, please contact your ESL Coordinator.

30. Classroom Management I- 2 day training @ OCM BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: General & Special Education teachers

Dates: 5/23/2018 to 5/24/2018

Participants will learn how to utilize evidence-based practices for basic classroom management. Content will include: maximizing structure by creating procedures & routines, establishing and teaching expectations for positive behavior, increasing student engagement through opportunities to respond, and creating continuums to respond to positive and low-level problem behavior. his training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED. Must attend both days. Deadline for registering is May 16. Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities -Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support.

31. Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning for Preschool Students

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Administrators, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Related Service Providers, Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, from NYS approved preschool programs, Universal Pre-K, Head Start and Day Care providers who currently or may potentially work with preschool students with disabilities.

Dates: 5/23/2018 to 5/24/2018

Participants will learn about best practices in developing Functional Behavior Assessments, using data to drive behavior intervention planning and monitoring intervention integrity and effectiveness. MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS! This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support.

32. OCM BOCES - Schooltool "End of Year" Workshop (Morning Session)

Program: Student Services

Audience: BOCES Counselors, Administrative and Clerical Staff

Dates: 5/23/2018

This workshop is intended for OCM BOCES administrative and clerical staff. This workshop will cover topics related to end of school year tasks and the Schooltool roll-over process.

33. OCM BOCES - Schooltool "End of Year" Workshop (Afternoon Session)

Program: Student Services

Audience: BOCES Counselors, Administrative and Clerical Staff

Dates: 5/23/2018

This workshop is intended for OCM BOCES administrative and clerical staff. This workshop will cover topics related to end of school year tasks and the Schooltool roll-over process.

34. NYSESLAT Scoring JL BOCES 2018 - By Invitation Only

Program: RBE-RN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: Certified ENL/Bilingual Education Teachers OR Content Area Teachers Trained in Scoring the NYSESLAT

Dates: 5/24/2018

Mid-State RBERN and JL BOCES is hosting Regional NYSESLAT scoring for its component districts. Regional scoring is focused on the writing part of the NYSESLAT. All registrants will be required to stay at the regional scoring site until all tests have been scored. If you think you should have been invited, please contact your ESL Coordinator.

35. Transition Forum: Independent Living Center-Cortland Location

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, Transition Coordinators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/29/2018

This Transition Forum is a continuation of the November Forum. We will briefly be discussing the latest changes in graduation regulations and how that impacts the transition planning of our students with disabilities. The Independent Living Center of Cortland County (Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc.) will explain the benefits of working with an ILC and provide a tour of the facility. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: *Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan.

36. Transition Forum: Independent Living Center-Ithaca Location

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, School Counselors, Transition Coordinators, Related Service Providers

Dates: 5/29/2018

This Transition Forum is a continuation of the November Forum. We will briefly be discussing the latest changes in graduation regulations and how that impacts the transition planning of our students with disabilities. The Independent Living Center of Cortland County (Access to Independence of Cortland County, Inc.) will explain the benefits of working with an ILC and provide a tour of the facility. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: *Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan.

37. NYSESLAT Scoring OCM BOCES 2018 - By Invitation Only

Program: RBE-RN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: Certified ENL/Bilingual Education Teachers OR Content Area Teachers Trained in Scoring the NYSESLAT

Dates: 5/30/2018

Mid-State RBERN and OCM BOCES is hosting Regional NYSESLAT scoring for its component districts. Regional scoring is focused on the writing part of the NYSESLAT. All registrants will be required to stay at the regional scoring site until all tests have been scored. If you think you should have been invited, please contact your ESL Coordinator.

38. Social Studies Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: All teachers of Social Studies in Grades K-12

Dates: 5/30/2018

These facilitated sessions are for all K-12 teachers and administrators to continue the process of curriculum mapping, unit design and inquiry writing for Social Studies. Participants will collaborate to share information, ideas and instructional practices on the teaching and learning of social studies content and skills. Participants may sign up for a single session or for multiple sessions, as desired.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the Social Studies Framework as well as the Toolkit Inquiries and how they apply to their curriculum. Participants will also receive resources and support for continuing development of instructional units and lessons.

OCM Non-Components $220 per person/per day, plus materials.

39. Using Productive Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: k-12 Teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 5/30/2018

With the adoption of the revised learning standards for mathematics, there is a push for students of all grade levels to be able to engage in meaning-building dialogues in order to construct deeper understanding. Furthermore, appropriate use of classroom discourse allows for equity and access for all students. In this workshop we will use research-based strategies developed by Kazemi & Hintz (2014), Parrish (2010), Stein & Smith (2011) and others, to discover ways to incorporate student discourse into the K-12 mathematics classrooms. This workshop will initiate an instructional shift in which classroom discourse will become a strategy to be utilized across lessons.

As a result of this workshop, teacher will:

*Create opportunities for mathematics classroom discourse

*Explore classroom activities that incorporate and allow for rich mathematical discourse

40. Overview of Diploma and Exiting Options for All Students @ CiTi BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Administrators, special education teachers, related service providers, CTE Teachers and guidance counselors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Dates: 5/30/2018

This training will cover diploma and exiting options for all students. Topics to be covered are the current diploma options, the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential for students that are NYSAA assessed, the New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential, Superintendent’s Determination, and the Multiple Pathways for graduation. The focus of the training will discuss the options and requirements for diplomas and credentials. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan. -Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities. -Schools provide appropriate instruction for students with disabilities in career development and opportunities to participate in work-based learning.

41. Social Studies Leadership

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 teacher leaders, department chairpersons, administrators responsible for social studies curriculum

Dates: 5/31/2018

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in social studies. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Social Studies Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the changes in the standards and other relevant information from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 social studies education and to support continuous improvement in social studies learning and instruction.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

OCM Non-Components $111 per person/per day, plus materials.

42. Overview of Diploma and Exiting Options for All Students @ OCM BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Administrators, special education teachers, related service providers, CTE Teachers and guidance counselors are strongly encouraged to attend.

Dates: 5/31/2018

This training will cover diploma and exiting options for all students. Topics to be covered are the current diploma options, the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential for students that are NYSAA assessed, the New York State Career Development and Occupational Studies Commencement Credential, Superintendent’s Determination, and the Multiple Pathways for graduation. The focus of the training will discuss the options and requirements for diplomas and credentials. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan. -Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities. -Schools provide appropriate instruction for students with disabilities in career development and opportunities to participate in work-based learning.

43. Schooltool Elementary Scheduling User Group @ OCM BOCES

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 6/6/2018

This user group is for any staff involved with building master schedule for an elementary building in Schooltool.

44. Schooltool Elementary Scheduling User Group @ TST BOCES

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 6/6/2018

This user group is for any staff involved with building master schedule for an elementary building in schooltool.

45. Regional Special Class Roundtable @ Cayuga Onondaga BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: Special class Special Education teachers (15:1, 12:1:1, 12:1:4, 8:1:1, and 6:1:1)

Dates: 6/7/2018

Special Class teachers from across all regions (TST, Oswego, Cayuga, Syracuse, and OCM) are encouraged to attend this training! Whether your class structure is 15:1, 12:1:1, 12:1:4, 8:1:1, or 6:1:1…all are welcome! This roundtable will provide a networking opportunity to discuss common classroom practices and areas in need of support. Participants will gain knowledge in the practice of the Career Development and Occupational Studies Standards, as well as, transition based practice. Please feel free to bring best practice strategies and questions to share with the group. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other educators that teach in the same classroom setting!! These sessions will be held four times during the 2017-2018 school year in various regions. Participants are encouraged to attend all four sessions, but this is not a requirement. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: -Students engage in self-advocacy and are involved in determining their own educational goals and plan. -Parents, and other family members, are engaged as meaningful partners in the special education process and the education of their child. -Teachers design, provide, and assess the effectiveness of specially designed instruction to provide students with disabilities with access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum. -Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities. -Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support. -Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities.

46. AASL Standards: A Deep Dive into Rigor & Relevance

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 6/12/2018 to 6/13/2018

The AASL Standards for the Learner, Librarian & Program were released in the Fall of 2017. This two-day workshop will allow school librarians to take a deep dive into their relevance and develop an implementation plan as they begin thinking ahead to 2018-19. As a region we will use this time to develop a K-12 guaranteed and viable continuum that focuses on inquiry, multiliteracies, and technology.

47. By invitation only: Cultural Competency with Mohawk Valley Refugee Center

Program: RBE-RN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: BY INVITE ONLY: OCM BOCES EMPLOYEES

Dates: 6/14/2018

This training will be segmented to include complimentary focus areas with an introduction that highlights the diverse demographics of the region. We will provide an introduction to cultural competency with focus on the specific needs of educators as they encounter diverse communities and student populations. Since many English Language/Multilingual Learners individuals require additional educational support, the awareness, skills, and strategies developed in the training are crucial to successful communication on a cultural and instructional level.

48. Using Children's Literature to Teach Meaningful, Engaging Elementary Social Studies

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2018

New
Join the authors, Andrea Libresco and Jeannette Balantic, of Every Book is a Social Studies Book for this interactive workshop to explore how to integrate the NYS Social Studies Framework effectively in the elementary setting using literature. Lessons and a diverse selection of picture books, promoting critical and creating thinking will be shared. All participants will receive a copy of Every Book is a Social Studies Book. This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the OCM BOCES and Oswego County School Library Systems and is limited to 40 participants. You will register through the MLP at your own SLS.

49. Francis J. Cheney Educational Leadership Conference

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 7/13/2018

A Day with George Couros, author of The Innovator's Mindset

Outcomes:

Learn how to distribute and share leadership

Harness the creativity and skill set of teacher leaders

Create a collaborative environment with stakeholders

Build a regional network to support inclusive and excellent schools

Cost: $15.00 BOCES Aidable

50. Principal Leadership Academy

Program: Leadership

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/17/2018

Want to be the best version of your leadership self? Don't miss the Principal Leadership Academy!

51. Science/Math Notebooking Workshop

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 8/1/2018 to 8/2/2018

This workshop will incorporate ideas from authors using science notebooking and components of japanese lesson study to show how notebooking can be incorporated as a valuable skill in elementary math and science classrooms. Notebooking allows for the multidisciplinary development of reading and thinking skills in all learners. A discussion of the needs of English language learners and how notebooks helps increase language fluency and writing proficiency will be of particular interest to many teachers. Teachers will walk away with a flexible framework that they can apply in their classrooms to engage their learners in creating math and science notebooks that will enhance student learning.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

* Learn the components of math and science notebooking

* Understand how math and science notebooking can increase language fluency and writing proficiency

* Be able to adapt and adopt notebooking frameworks for their own classrooms

* Develop strategies to incorporate science and math notebooks into their own instruction to increase the learning of all students

52. CSE and CPSE Chairpersons Training for New Chairpersons (4 Day Vetted Training) – Regional Offering @ OCM BOCES

Program: RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center)

Audience: CSE Chairpersons (Acting in the role), Directors of Special Education

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/9/2018

Everything you need to know about being a Chairperson! This training is designed to follow the CSE process from Referral through Reevaluation. Through a combination of lecture and activities, participants will gain an understanding of the chairperson’s role as defined within law and regulation, and learn to facilitate parent participation throughout the process. Training Modules Include: 1.) Regulatory Foundations 2.) Referral 3.) Evaluations 4.) Eligibility Determinations 5.) IEP Development 6.) IEP Implementation 7.) Annual Review 8.) Reevaluation 9.) Preschool 10.) Effective Meetings *Participants must attend all 4 days* This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: (Delete the Ones NOT Applicable) * Parents, and other family members, are engaged as meaningful partners in the special education process and the education of their child. *Teachers design, provide, and assess the effectiveness of specially designed instruction to provide students with disabilities with access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum. * Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities. * Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support. *Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities. * Schools provide appropriate instruction for students with disabilities in career development and opportunities to participate in work-based learning.

53. Level 1 Google Certified Educator

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/21/2018

New
This boot camp will be held over the course of four ½ day sessions in August. We will blend online learning, whole group instruction, small group instruction, collaboration, and independent work that will be tailored to each participant. The camp not only helps to prepare you for the Level 1 Certification test but will support your technology use in the classroom as you work up the SAMR ladder. The last day of the camp participants will be able to take the Level 1 certification, each participant will need to pay $10 for the exam through Google. The online portion will begin July 31 and then meet face to face the other dates.

54. SUMMER SESSION of The Responsive Classroom Course® for Elementary Educators - (Level 1)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Pre K-6 Classroom Teachers, Special Area Teacher, Special Ed Teachers, Building Principals and other administrators, Teacher Aides and Assistants

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/17/2018

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. Become a more effective teacher by learning research-based strategies that lead to:

• Engaging academic instruction

• Better classroom management

• Positive learning communities

• Developmentally Appropriate Instruction and Discipline

This interactive, highly practical 27-hour course has no prerequisite and is a great starting point for all educators in a school building (Classroom Teachers, Special Area and Special Ed Teachers, TAs, Building Principals and other administrators and support staff).

OCM BOCES is a public entity duly licensed by Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., to conduct The Responsive Classroom®courses. OCM Non-Components $1280 p/p plus materials.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will: In the four interactive days, you will learn to use core Responsive Classroom practices to:

• Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle

• Establish a calm, orderly, safe, and engaging environment for learning with a proactive approach to discipline

• Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

• Develop teacher language that promotes respectful, kind, and positive classroom communities

• Respond to misbehavior with clear, consistent expectations and logical consequences

• Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling

• Give students choice in what they learn and/or how they learn to promote greater Academic engagement and achievement

• Create a developmentally appropriate learning environment Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to sup

55. Media Showcase

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/22/2018

New
Join us for the second annual Media Showcase. Instructional Specialists from all the resource providers within mediaCONNECT will share instructional strategies for using their streaming media resources in the classroom. Participants will rotate through all of the providers. The following providers will be in attendance: InfoBase (Learn 360 and VOD), Carolina Companies (TigTag and Twig), Discovery Education, NBC Learn, New Dimension Media, Soundzabound, Movie Licensing USA, and Kajeet. Lunch will be provided.

56. NEW DAC Training - Dignity Act CoSer Schools ONLY

Program: Dignity Act

Dates: 8/27/2018

New Dignity Act Coordinators are encouraged to attend this training focused on the legal responsibilities of the Dignity Act from OCM BOCES Human Resources Director/School Attorney Joseph Bufano. Trainings that support the Dignity Act and Mental Health requirements will be explained, and opportunities for future professional development will be provided. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Returning Dignity Act Coordinators are encouraged to attend this training on updates about the Dignity Act from OCM BOCES Human Resources Director/School Attorney Joseph Bufano. Trainings that support the Dignity Act and Mental Health requirements will be explained, and opportunities for future professional development will be provided. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

58. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/25/2018

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

59. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 9/25/2018

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

60. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 9/25/2018

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

61. 2018 Greater CNY School Library Systems Annual Fall Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/9/2018

The keynote speaker for this event is Adam Welcome, national spokesperson for the "Kids Deserve It!" movement. Jennifer Casa-Todd will be a featured speaker and you will have the opportunity to choose from several workshops throughout the day focusing on innovation, creation, literacy, and technology.

62. Principal Leadership Academy

Program: Leadership

Dates: 10/16/2018

Want to be the best version of your leadership self? Don't miss the Principal Leadership Academy!

63. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 11/6/2018

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

64. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 11/13/2018

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

65. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 11/13/2018

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

66. Principal Leadership Academy

Program: Leadership

Dates: 1/13/2019

Want to be the best version of your leadership self? Don't miss the Principal Leadership Academy!

67. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 1/22/2019

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

68. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 1/22/2019

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

69. Principal Leadership Academy

Program: Leadership

Dates: 3/18/2019

Want to be the best version of your leadership self? Don't miss the Principal Leadership Academy!

70. Principal Leadership Academy

Program: Leadership

Dates: 7/15/2019

Want to be the best version of your leadership self? Don't miss the Principal Leadership Academy!