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1. NOW CLOSED!! Response to Intervention-SPECIAL EVENT

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: K-12 with and emphasis on middle and high school

Dates: 2/27/2017 to 4/6/2017

Wait List
Response to Intervention: RTI is not a series of implementation steps to cross off on a list, but a way of thinking about how educators can ensure each student receives the time and support needed to achieve success. This workshop was developed for school teams who have started RTI but are still refining processes or experiencing challenges. The presenters have worked with hundreds of schools throughout North America and can help your school make RTI efficient, effective, and equitable. RTI work must be divided between collaborative teacher teams and two schoolwide teams (a leadership team and an intervention team). Together, the entire school assumes responsibility for the learning of every student.

Learn why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, compliance-oriented, test-score-driven approaches fail and then learn how to create an RTI model that works. Acquire four essential guiding principles; collective responsibility, concentrated instruction, convergent assessment and certain access, and experience a simple process for bringing these principles to life in your school.

Days 1 and 2 are a hybrid event--- Solution Tree's RTI at Work multiple sessions will be shared via use of technology with an on-site facilitator. Days 3 and 4 are direct profesional development days for Dennis King to work directly with teams to develop and refine their work Dennis King has led secondary level schools through implementation of solid RTI.

Teams from secondary levels are especially encouraged to attend.

Cost is $200/participant for component schools and $300/participant for non-component schools inclusive of all 4 days, lunch and resource text. Cancellations must be made before 2/17/2017 or district will be charged the full amount. Substitutions will be permitted.

2. Shaping Mindsets

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2017

During this introductory workshop, educators will explore research and resources to understand how shaping student mindsets can motivate them to work harder, be more persistent and achieve more. Research by Stanford's Carol Dweck and others have found that students who were told their brains can change had a "growth mindset" and were more likely to have successful outcomes than those who were not told. Discover how shaping student mindsets can help boost academic motivation, persistence and performance and raise student achievement.

Expected Outcomes



•Apply mindsets research to change student attitudes, goals and achievement



•Teach students about their brains and how this can help them be successful



•Use strategies to increase student motivation, learning and performance

3. Transition in the IEP

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

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

Dates: 3/1/2017

Overview of Indicator 13: Transition and how it fits into the IEP. This includes the areas of: Evaluation Results, Present Levels of Performance, Measurable Post-Secondary Goals, Transition Needs, Course of Study and Coordinated Set of Activities to meet compliance for SPP Indicator 13. There will be transition handouts to use with students. Participants will have time to work on each transition section of the IEP.

4. Shaping Mindsets

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2017

During this introductory workshop, educators will explore research and resources to understand how shaping student mindsets can motivate them to work harder, be more persistent and achieve more. Research by Stanford's Carol Dweck and others have found that students who were told their brains can change had a "growth mindset" and were more likely to have successful outcomes than those who were not told. Discover how shaping student mindsets can help boost academic motivation, persistence and performance and raise student achievement.

•Apply mindsets research to change student attitudes, goals and achievement



•Teach students about their brains and how this can help them be successful



•Use strategies to increase student motivation, learning and performance

This course will begin with an overview of the topic of suicide, including statistics about the prevalence of suicide, review of data and identified vulnerable populations. This will include a discussion of demographic and environmental factors, and will also address the connection between suicide and self-harming. Most of the session will focus on reviewing the process of suicide risk assessment, including a comprehensive discussion of identifying and responding to overt and suspected suicide risks. Effective strategies for immediate evaluation and response to suicide ideation and behavior will be discussed, including safety and crisis planning and obtaining consultation as needed. Please register by Thursday, February 23rd to secure your spot. If less than fifteen people register, this will be cancelled. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

6. Suicide Awareness and Prevention - SOCIAL WORK CEU'S

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 3/2/2017

This course will begin with an overview of the topic of suicide, including statistics about the prevalence of suicide, review of data and identified vulnerable populations. This will include a discussion of demographic and environmental factors, and will also address the connection between suicide and self-harming. Most of the session will focus on reviewing the process of suicide risk assessment, including a comprehensive discussion of identifying and responding to overt and suspected suicide risks. Effective strategies for immediate evaluation and response to suicide ideation and behavior will be discussed, including safety and crisis planning and obtaining consultation as needed. Please register by Thursday, February 23rd to secure your spot. If less than fifteen people register, this will be cancelled. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

7. Alternatives to Suspension

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

Audience: Building or district level administrators who make decisions regarding student discipline. General & Special Education teachers interested in learning preventative strategies to alter the pathway to suspension.

Dates: 3/2/2017

Participants will learn effective ways to prevent challenging behavior from occurring, alternatives to suspending students from school, and ways to suspend effectively when necessary.

8. Meeting: Google Apps Leadership Forum

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: District Administrators, GAFE Administrators, Building Leaders, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 3/2/2017

This semi-annual meeting provides an opportunity for Google Apps administrators and teacher-leaders to collaborate and share best practices for implementing Google Apps for Education. Topics will range from managing a district's GAFE Admin Console to sharing best practices for teaching and learning with Google Apps like Drive, Sites, Classroom, Calendar, and more.

9. Test Scoring Quality Control Training

Program: Data Warehouse/Test Scoring

Dates: 3/2/2017

In this Quality Control session topics to be covered include: -Answer Sheet handling -Review of testing procedures -Information on Book Form recording -Answer Sheet packaging. At the conclusion of the Answer Sheet session, those districts that use the vendor OSC to score their assessments will be asked to remain for an additional Quality Control training. In this session, the Test Scoring team will deliver pertinent information regarding: -New registration procedure to be completed prior to intake day -Intake dates -How to package test booklets -Making intake day most productive.

10. AIMSweb 1.0 User Group

Program: Data Warehouse/Test Scoring

Dates: 3/3/2017

New
The Winter AIMSweb 1.0 User Group will continue with topics from the fall meeting. This will include a look at specific interventions for both reading and math and how districts use AIMSweb 1.0 measures to monitor success, conversation about off-grade level progress monitoring, as well as how to promote the use of growth data throughout the year. Additionally, we will continue to discuss the next steps for AIMSweb 1.0 districts with the possible move to AIMSweb Plus.

11. STAR User Group

Program: Data Warehouse/Test Scoring

Dates: 3/3/2017

New
Our second STAR User Group will help you go deeper with your knowledge and use of STAR assessments. We will continue to explore STAR dashboards as a means for quick, clear data reporting and as a springboard for instructional decisions. We will also reflect on student growth, drawing upon district experiences for goal setting, progress monitoring, and communicating assessment results with students and parents. Participants will have the opportunity to review product updates and enhancements.

12. RTI Professional Learning Community

Program: Data Warehouse/Test Scoring

Dates: 3/3/2017

New
The Winter RTI PLC is scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 12:00-3:00. We will revisit the topic of essential standards and consider how to help teams evaluate and leverage existing assessments to improve core instruction and interventions. We will connect that work directly to specific strategies that are shown to make the biggest difference to student results, and consider how student involvement in the data process builds connections to standards and strategies. Time will be dedicated for collaboration with peers from the region. This session is open to all instructional staff.

13. PreK-5 Mathematics Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: PreK-5 Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2017

This is an opportunity for elementary teachers in PreK - grade 5 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 Common Core Standards for Content and Practice. Participants will be connected via a Shoology site for continued communication throughout the school year.

Participants will develop the ability to:


•Plan lessons based on Mathematics Common Core 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

14. Office Hours: Cortland Schools

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers in the Cortland Enlarged City School District

Dates: 3/6/2017

Bring your laptop and drop in to create, design, and learn more about how to use Google Apps in your lesson planning and workflow. Google Classroom training will be available upon request. Come with questions and lesson plans to "Googlefy." This workshop will take place at the Parker School Library in the Cortland Enlarged City School District.

15. Athletics Applications Demo/training

Program: Student Services

Audience: District participants that attended the November Athletics demo session as well as other districts that may be interested.

Dates: 3/7/2017

New
An in depth learning opportunity with representatives from FamilyID, HUDL and ScheduleGalaxy:
• Question & Answer with company representatives.
• How can the applications be used?
• Opportunity to discuss features.
• CNYRIC support role.
The morning will consist of three simultaneous vendor-led sessions, approximately 45-50 minutes in length. Attendees will choose from the three vendor break-out sessions and can then rotate to another session.

16. Creating a Standards-Based IEP: An Overview - Regional Training @ OCM BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/7/2017

Have you been hearing the term standards-based IEPs? Are you confused what this means? This full day training will explain the meaning of standards-based IEPs and will walk participants through a process on how to align IEPs to the Common Core Learning Standards. The training will discuss the memos from that were released in June 2014. There will also be a special focus on present levels of performance and measurable annual goals. *This is just an overview of terms and what standards based IEPs means*

17. Dropout Prevention For All Students

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

Audience: General Education teachers, Special Education teachers, Administrators, School Psychologists, School Counselors, Superintendents

Dates: 3/7/2017

Participants will have an increased knowledge regarding the risks of dropping out as well as learn research-based interventions for students at-risk of dropping out. Participants will understand the importance of proper transition and career planning to increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate. There will be collaboration time and a chance to look at data across the State to make informed decisions about the correct interventions to be used.

18. TAC-D's 2016-2017 Mid-State Workshops: Building our Student Support Systems Through Culturally Responsiveness

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

Audience: District and Building Administrators, K-12 Regular/Special Education Teachers, PBIS Teams, Social Workers, Psychologist, School Counselors. ***We highly encourage you attend with teams from your district. Since these sessions are conducted in a series and will build on each other, it will be important that the same team members attend each session. ***

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 3/24/2017

Workshop Description: This two-part condensed series addresses building support systems for students through a Culturally Responsive (CR) lens by examining: 1) what it means to be culturally responsive; 2) providing a reflective framework for districts/schools to shift beliefs, policies and practices that are cultural responsive that support students and their families; 3) employing CRE practices in Response to Intervention (RtI), and 4) developing an action plan that systemically builds on CRE. These workshops are offered to any interested school district at NO COST.
• Session 1: Principles of Culturally Responsive Education. This session introduces participants to common language around Culturally Responsive Education to begin the process of recognizing institutional and organizational structures in schools that perpetuate inequities. Further, participants will be able to reflect on personal assumptions about students, families, and communities in order to recognize the importance of how culturally responsive education impacts disproportionate student outcomes.
• Session 2: Marrying CRE with RtI. This session aims to assist district and school staff in identifying the role that a cultural responsiveness has on the Response to Intervention (RtI) process and how to embed CRE practices into RtI.

19. Mentors Across Borders 4

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/8/2017

Our Mentors Across Borders program meets five times a year for a morning of PD, sharing, planning, evaluation and collaboration. The first meeting takes place at the Main Campus at BOCES and then each of the others is hosted in one of our school libraries.

20. IEP Workday @ OCM BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/8/2017

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Writing a quality IEP can be long and draining! Come to this full day workshop to ask questions of the Regional Special Education Training Specialist and the Transition Specialist. We will review each section of the IEP for a few minutes and then give participants time to work on those sections of IEPs and ask their questions. You may want to bring your laptops and data to help write your IEPs!

21. The Pyramid Model: Preschool Module 1. High Quality Relationships and Supportive Environments

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

Audience: Administrators and providers 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. Early Educators interested in implementing the Pyramid Model as a multi-tiered system of support (Preschool PBIS).

Dates: 3/8/2017

Participants will learn about best practices in promoting social emotional competence in preschool settings. Strategies for building relationships and supporting high quality preschool environments will be addressed.

22. Transition Portfolios and Documenting for the CDOS Standards @ TST BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education teachers, General Education teachers, CSE Administrators/Chairpersons

Dates: 3/8/2017

Participants will learn about the advantages of keeping a Transition Portfolio (digital or binder) and create a binder to bring back to their district. A transition focused student portfolio is a method of organizing a student's transition assessment materials, school and community based achievements, career development experiences, resumes and job application and accommodation information into one system that is both functional and efficient. By creating a student portfolio system, teachers will be able to better write quality transition focused IEP's meeting the requirements of Indicator 13 and Student Exit Summaries. Participants will also learn how to utilize and document the CDOS Learning Standards for all students in all settings.

23. Communication Coordinator's Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/8/2017

Professional Development

24. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/8/2017

SLS Council Meeting Professional Development

25. Kapco Book Preservation/Repair Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Library Aides and Assistants

Dates: 3/9/2017

This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques: a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a "naked" hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover.. Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials. There is a drawing at every workshop for a DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT Retail Value $113.00

26. PBIS Regional Forum

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

Audience: PreK-12 General & Special Education Staff & Administrators

Dates: 3/9/2017

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

27. OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: OCM BOCES OPALS Library Software Users

Dates: 3/13/2017

User Group Meeting with John Schuster.

28. Creating a Standards-Based IEP: An Overview - Regional Training @ Phoenix Center

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/13/2017

Have you been hearing the term standards-based IEPs? Are you confused what this means? This full day training will explain the meaning of standards-based IEPs and will walk participants through a process on how to align IEPs to the Common Core Learning Standards. The training will discuss the memos from that were released in June 2014. There will also be a special focus on present levels of performance and measurable annual goals. *This is just an overview of terms and what standards based IEPs means*

29. PBIS New Team Training, 3 days (Invitation Only)

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

Audience: PBIS Tier 1 teams (teams should be composed based on the recommendations from the behavior specialist)

Dates: 3/13/2017 to 5/18/2017

New
PBIS Tier 1 teams will be trained in the 10 critical elements of PBIS at the Tier 1 level. They will learn how to effectively implement the PBIS framework within their building.

30. AIS Mathematics Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Grades 3-8 AIS Math Teachers

Dates: 3/13/2017

Providers of AIS in mathematics must have a thorough knowledge of the coherence of the mathematics content standards and of the strategies that are used throughout the grade levels to build deep understanding. AIS providers must also be able to diagnose the learning gaps of students, and provide appropriate strategies needed. These sessions will provide the opportunity to work with other AIS providers to deepen our understanding and explore, apply, and share instructional strategies that work with struggling learners. Participants will also communicate throughout the school year via a Schoology site.

Participants will develop the ability to:


•Plan lessons and interventions based on Mathematics Common Core Standards


•Implement research-based methods and strategies for struggling 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

31. Administration and Scoring of the 2017 NYSESLAT - Full Day Session for NEW NYSESLAT Administrators and Scorers

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

Audience: NEW Administrators & Scorers of the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/14/2017

Requirements:

1. You must be a Certified teacher or administrator AND 2. You did NOT receive training for, administered and scored the 2016 NYSESLAT

Overview

The purpose of the training session will be for participants to become familiar with NYSESLAT administration and scoring.

Mid-State RBERN resource specialists will provide training focused on:

1) The structure and design of the NYSESLAT;

2) The content and dimensions of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics;

3) Application of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics to selected audio and written student responses;

4) Scoring of the Speaking and Writing; and

5) How local scoring of Writing should be conducted/executed

Handouts will be emailed to you. Handouts can be located at http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=3219

Lunch is on your own.

32. Administration and Scoring of the 2017 NYSESLAT - Refresher Sessions for Experienced NYSESLAT Administrators and Scorers

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

Audience: Administrators of the NYSESLAT who have been trained, administered & scored the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/14/2017

Requirement to Attend:

1. You received training, administered AND scored the 2016 NYSESLAT

Overview

The purpose of the training session will be to refresh participants who are familiar with NYSESLAT administration and scoring.

Mid-State RBERN resource specialists will provide training focused on:

1) Reviewing the structure and design of the NYSESLAT;

2) Reviewing the content and dimensions of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics;

3) Application of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics to selected audio and written student responses;

4) Reviewing scoring of the Speaking and Writing; and

5) How local scoring of Writing should be conducted/executed

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Handouts will be emailed to you.

Handouts links can be located at http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=3219 Lunch is on your own.

33. Gamification in Education

Program: School Library System

Audience: Teachers, School Librarians, Administrators

Dates: 3/14/2017

Come join us to explore gaming as a tool to engage all students and support learning standards in K-12 classrooms and libraries. After an overview of gaming and resources, we dedicate time for game play. A selection of games supporting elementary to high school students and crossing over various disciplines will be the focus of our collaborative gaming experience. We reconvene to discuss take-aways, logistics of purchasing, and incorporating games. Lastly, the afternoon will include time to create your own games for your library or classroom.

34. Regional Special Class Roundtable

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: 3/14/2017

Special Class teachers from across all regions (TST, Oswego, Cayuga, Syracuse, and OCM) will come together to discuss common practices within classroom, areas of support needed, and supports around transition. Whether your class structure is 15:1, 12:1:1, 12:1:4, 8:1:1, or 6:1:1...all are welcome! Bring your best practices and questions that you have to share with the group and connect with others who teach in the same setting, These sessions will be held four times this year in various regions to support you and the students in the classroom. This is a time for you to come together and learn from one another.

35. Administration and Scoring of the 2017 NYSESLAT - Refresher Sessions for Experienced NYSESLAT Administrators and Scorers

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

Audience: Administrators of the NYSESLAT who have been trained, administered & scored the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/14/2017

Requirement to Attend:

1. You received training, administered AND scored the 2016 NYSESLAT

Overview

The purpose of the training session will be to refresh participants who are familiar with NYSESLAT administration and scoring.

Mid-State RBERN resource specialists will provide training focused on:

1) Reviewing the structure and design of the NYSESLAT;

2) Reviewing the content and dimensions of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics;

3) Application of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics to selected audio and written student responses;

4) Reviewing scoring of the Speaking and Writing; and

5) How local scoring of Writing should be conducted/executed

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Handouts will be emailed to you.

Handouts links can be located at http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=3219

Lunch is on your own.

36. Schooltool "Census" Webinar - CRDC & BEDS Report

Program: Student Services

Audience: Building Secretaries & Registrars

Dates: 3/14/2017

This webinar is intended for building administrators. We will be covering topics related to the Census module in Schooltool. Topics discussed will be: CRDC & BEDS Report

37. ITD TALKS: The Critical Thinking Through Coding Experience

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: District-, Building-, and Teacher-Leaders in the CNYRIC region.

Dates: 3/15/2017

Our students are growing up in a world in which they are immersed in digital tools that are part of their everyday lives. While it is one thing to know how to use these technologies, it is just as important to understand the logic behind them as programming is quickly becoming a basic literacy in the digital age. The CNYRIC's Critical Thinking Through Coding program introduces learners of all ages to the problem-solving skills needed for computer programming through a series of hands-on activities with a variety of robotics platforms. Join us for a fun-filled day of collaborative problem solving as the CNYRIC's ITD Team takes you through a series of robotics challenges to help you learn through experience. By the end of this event, you will have a better understanding of coding and will have the confidence to facilitate coding and robotics initiatives in your own classrooms. No experience necessary! Robotics platforms include Sphero, Dash and Dot, Kibo, and Cubelets.

38. Pre-Calculus in the Common Core Mathematics Curriculum

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Pre-Calculus teachers

Dates: 3/15/2017

This workshop is intended to be an opportunity for Pre-Calculus teachers to get together to share ideas about what has changed in their Pre-Calculus courses as a result of the Common Core curriculum, and what has remained the same. We will be working from the Modules supplied by New York State as a reference. Participants are encouraged to bring any textbooks or materials that are used in their course

Participants get a better idea of what other districts are doing in regard to a Pre-Calculus course that follows up and aligns with the K-11 Common Core Curriculum

39. Problem Based Learning for Math Educators

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

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

Dates: 3/15/2017

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 your curriculum and technology with a PrBL approach to create a rigorous and engaging learning environment for your 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 science educators and administrators who want to learn more about Problem Based Learning.

Participants will be able to:



•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

40. Alternatives to Suspension

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

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, & Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2017

Participants will learn effective ways to prevent challenging behavior from occurring, alternatives to suspending students from school, and ways to suspend effectively when necessary.

41. Creating a Standards-Based IEP: An Overview - Regional Training @ Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/15/2017

Have you been hearing the term standards-based IEPs? Are you confused what this means? This full day training will explain the meaning of standards-based IEPs and will walk participants through a process on how to align IEPs to the Common Core Learning Standards. The training will discuss the memos from that were released in June 2014. There will also be a special focus on present levels of performance and measurable annual goals. *This is just an overview of terms and what standards based IEPs means*

42. CNYNYSASCD Meeting

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

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

Dates: 3/15/2017

Quarterly Meeting of the Central New York Chapter of the NYS ASCD. This is a reschedule from January with Penny Williams who is presenting Helping Children RULER Their Emotions.

43. Problem Based Learning for Science Educators

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

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

Dates: 3/16/2017

This workshop will guide middle school and high school science 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 your curriculum and technology with a PrBL approach to create a rigorous and engaging learning environment for your 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 science educators and administrators who want to learn more about Problem Based Learning.

Participants will be able to:

•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

Participants should have a basic understanding of Project-Based Learning

Coffee and light snacks will be provided

Lunch is an hour and on your own

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You must attend both parts 1 & 2 to receive your certificate and the book.

45. Alternatives to Suspension

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

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, & Teachers

Dates: 3/16/2017

Participants will learn effective ways to prevent challenging behavior from occurring, alternatives to suspending students from school, and ways to suspend effectively when necessary.

46. Working with Students Who are Deaf/Blind

Program: Special Education

Dates: 3/17/2017

New
The morning session will provide an introduction to deaf-blindness targeting what vision and hearing service providers need to know to identify and support students with dual sensory loss. The session will include content related to vision and hearing loss, and pre-symbolic/emergent symbolic multi-modal communication strategies appropriate to students with deaf-blindness. The afternoon session will provide an overview of functional skills and considerations for identifying meaningful, child-centered activities for children with multiple disabilities. Participants will gain practical information on instructional models, appropriate curricular models and goals, adapting the general educating curriculum, and specific practices in planning routines, activities and goals.

47. HealthOffice Anywhere Nurse Training

Program: Student Services

Audience: School Nursing staff

Dates: 3/17/2017

New
Open to North Syracuse and Auburn Nurses and users of HealthOffice anywhere. Full topics tbd

48. Standards-Based IEP @ Sheraton University Hotel

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/17/2017

Standards-Based IEPS? What is it? What am I changing when I write IEPs? This full day training will define standards-based IEPs and the background behind the concept. Participants will review NYSED memos and the afternoon will focus on the 7 steps on how to create a standards-based IEP. Participants will: -define standards-based IEPs -explain why districts should write standards-based IEPs -identify the steps for writing standards-based IEPs There will be time to discuss and plan for implementation. *Recommended to come as a district team*

49. Office Hours: Cortland Schools

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers in the Cortland Enlarged City School District

Dates: 3/20/2017

Bring your laptop and drop in to create, design, and learn more about how to use Google Apps in your lesson planning and workflow. Google Classroom training will be available upon request. Come with questions and lesson plans to "Googlefy." This workshop will take place at the Virgil School Library in the Cortland Enlarged City School District.

50. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (morning Syracuse)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 3/21/2017

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

51. Strategies to Improve Executive Function

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

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

Dates: 3/21/2017

Executive Function is a set of mental processes that help us connect past experience with present action. Children with deficits in EF struggle with planning, organizing and managing time and space. They also have trouble with working memory and self-regulation. This introductory workshop will provide information on how deficits in each area of EF impact learning and strategies to improve EF in students in the classroom.

52. Specially Designed Instruction (SDI) and its Application - Regional Training @ OCM BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE Chairpersons, Secondary and Elementary Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2017

This full day workshop will cover Specially Designed Instruction, Explicit Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Scaffolding. We will discuss NY State laws and regulations, as well as best practice for providing specially designed instruction. In the afternoon, there will discussion around how to implement specially designed instruction and its application. Participants will be given a variety of tools to help them plan and prepare for specially designed instruction for students with disabilities.

53. 7-12 Literacy Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Dates: 3/21/2017

Are you interested in engaging your students in deeper learning of your content area through literacy-based instruction? If you answered yes to this question, please join the 7-12 Literacy Collaborative. Participants will have the opportunity to explore, apply, and share literacy-based instructional strategies that work in any content area. Participants will develop the ability to:

• Plan literacy lessons based on ELA/Literacy Common Core Standards

• Implement research-based methods and strategies for all literacy learners

• Engage students in a range of text-based and discussion protocols

• Differentiate and scaffold literacy experiences for a range of learning needs

• Participate in processes for reflection

54. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (afternoon Syracuse)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 3/21/2017

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

55. Office Hours: Cortland Schools

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers in the Cortland Enlarged City School District

Dates: 3/21/2017

Bring your laptop and drop in to create, design, and learn more about how to use Google Apps in your lesson planning and workflow. Google Classroom training will be available upon request. Come with questions and lesson plans to "Googlefy." This workshop will take place at the Randall School Library in the Cortland Enlarged City School District.

56. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (afternoon Syracuse)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 3/21/2017

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

57. BT BOCES - Administration and Scoring of the 2017 NYSESLAT - Full Day Session for NEW NYSESLAT Administrators and Scorers

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

Audience: NEW Administrators & Scorers of the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/22/2017

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Requirements:

1. You must be a Certified teacher or administrator AND 2. You did NOT receive training for, administered and scored the 2016 NYSESLAT

Overview

The purpose of the training session will be for participants to become familiar with NYSESLAT administration and scoring.

Mid-State RBERN resource specialists will provide training focused on:

1) The structure and design of the NYSESLAT;

2) The content and dimensions of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics;

3) Application of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics to selected audio and written student responses;

4) Scoring of the Speaking and Writing; and

5) How local scoring of Writing should be conducted/executed

Handouts will be emailed to you.

Handouts links can be located at http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=3219

Lunch is on your own.

58. BT BOCES - Administration and Scoring of the 2017 NYSESLAT - Refresher Sessions for Experienced NYSESLAT Administrators and Scorers

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

Audience: Administrators of the NYSESLAT who have been trained, administered & scored the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/22/2017

Requirement to Attend:

1. You received training, administered AND scored the 2016 NYSESLAT

Overview

The purpose of the training session will be to refresh participants who are familiar with NYSESLAT administration and scoring.

Mid-State RBERN resource specialists will provide training focused on:

1) Reviewing the structure and design of the NYSESLAT;

2) Reviewing the content and dimensions of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics;

3) Application of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics to selected audio and written student responses;

4) Reviewing scoring of the Speaking and Writing; and

5) How local scoring of Writing should be conducted/executed

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Handouts will be emailed to you.

Handouts links can be located at http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=3219

Lunch is on your own.

59. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (morning Cortland)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 3/22/2017

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

60. Updating Your PBL to Gold Standard

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: K-12 Educators who have completed PBL 101 training

Dates: 3/22/2017

During the summer of 2015, a new ASCD book was published called Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning (Larmer, Mergendoller, Boss, 2015). At this time the Buck Institute for Education shifted from the "PBL 8 Essentials" to the "Gold Standard Design Elements". This training is designed for teachers trained in PBL 101 prior to the shift to Gold Standard PBL. Teachers will learn about the Essential Project Design Elements for Gold Standard PBL and will have time to redesign projects they currently have to Gold Standard and inform new projects for the future.

Participants will:

•Learn about the Essential Project Design Elements of Gold Standard Project Based Learning

•Practice evaluating projects using the Essential Project Design Elements of Gold Standard Project Based Learning

•Redesign existing projects to incorporate the Essential Project Design Elements of Gold Standard Project Based Learning

•Share ideas and collaborate with colleagues

Prerequisite: PBL 101 training Lunch is an hour and on your own

NOTE: Please bring a digital device such as a laptop, IPAD, or tablet and earbuds for listening to videos.

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. You must attend both parts 1 & 2 to receive your certificate and the book.

62. BT BOCES - Administration and Scoring of the 2017 NYSESLAT - Refresher Sessions for Experienced NYSESLAT Administrators and Scorers

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

Audience: Administrators of the NYSESLAT who have been trained, administered & scored the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/22/2017

Requirement to Attend:

1. You received training, administered AND scored the 2016 NYSESLAT

Overview

The purpose of the training session will be to refresh participants who are familiar with NYSESLAT administration and scoring.

Mid-State RBERN resource specialists will provide training focused on:

1) Reviewing the structure and design of the NYSESLAT;

2) Reviewing the content and dimensions of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics;

3) Application of the Speaking and Writing Rubrics to selected audio and written student responses;

4) Reviewing scoring of the Speaking and Writing; and

5) How local scoring of Writing should be conducted/executed

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Handouts links can be located at http://www.ocmboces.org/teacherpage.cfm?teacher=3219

Handouts will be emailed to you.

Lunch is on your own.

63. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (afternoon Cortland)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 3/22/2017

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

64. Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/23/2017

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This is an opportunity for Instructional Coaches to come together to learn, reflect, share successes, collaborate and plan within a supportive community. It is a continuation of last year's Instructional Coaches Network, but new participants are always welcome! We will focus on developing and refining the knowledge, skills and mindsets necessary to have successful 1:1 coaching conversations and to lead effective teams. This collaborative opportunity offers a variety of easily replicated facilitation strategies, as well as the time to practice and apply them. We hope you'll join us!

Participants will develop the ability to:
•Apply the best practices of supporting adult learners
•Develop and sustain trusting relationships
•Practice the essentials of coaching language, dialogue and feedback
•Utilize thinking tools and coaching stems during coaching conversations
•Utilize structures and processes when working with teams
•Identify and apply strategies for navigating conflict

Participants will receive and use the following mentor texts:
•The Art of Coaching by Elena Aguilar
•The Art of Coaching Teams by Elena Aguilar
•The Heart of Coaching by Thomas G. Crane

65. Media Literacy: The 21st Century Survival Skill

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/24/2017

Join presenter Julie Smith as she helps administrators, teachers and school librarians learn how to embed media literacy across the curriculum. Media literacy is front-burner issue for schools especially with all of the reports of "fake news," and new research demonstrating just how ill-equipped young people are to critically evaluate information they encounter online and via social media. It's our job to teach our students (and faculty) how to be critical thinkers and evaluators of media.

66. 6-8 Mathematics Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: 6-8 Teachers

Dates: 3/27/2017

This is an opportunity for middle level teachers in grades 6 - 8 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 Common Core Standards for Content and Practice. Participants will be connected via a Shoology site for continued communication throughout the school year.

Participants will develop the ability to:



•Plan lessons based on Mathematics Common Core 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

67. Creating a Standards-Based IEP: An Overview - Regional Training @ TST BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 3/28/2017

Have you been hearing the term standards-based IEPs? Are you confused what this means? This full day training will explain the meaning of standards-based IEPs and will walk participants through a process on how to align IEPs to the Common Core Learning Standards. The training will discuss the memos from that were released in June 2014. There will also be a special focus on present levels of performance and measurable annual goals. *This is just an overview of terms and what standards based IEPs means*

68. Office Hours: Cortland Schools

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Teachers in the Cortland Enlarged City School District

Dates: 3/28/2017

Bring your laptop and drop in to create, design, and learn more about how to use Google Apps in your lesson planning and workflow. Google Classroom training will be available upon request. Come with questions and lesson plans to "Googlefy." This workshop will take place at Cortland JSHS Main Office Conference Room 103 in the Cortland Enlarged City School District.

69. Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) - Regional Training @ OCM BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE Chairpersons, Secondary and Elementary Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/29/2017

This training is designed to bring an awareness level to educators to help students who need access to instructional materials in a different manner from a standard textbook or worksheet. During this session you will learn about the NYS process of obtaining accessible instructional materials, and learn about technology resources to support your district's plan to assist students who need to have printed materials in an accessible format (large print, audio, electronic, and Braille). Students needing these accessible materials need not only be visually impaired. This workshop benefits students who have physical disabilities, learning disabilities or neurological impairments as well as students who are at risk for Special Education services.

70. IEP Development Reminders - Regional Training @ OCM BOCES - AM Session

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 4/4/2017

As IEP writing comes to an end, attend this ½ day session to make sure that your IEPs are well written! This workshop is designed to give brief reminders on each section of the IEPs. The focus will be on Present Levels of Performance, Effect of Disability, Special Factors, Measurable Annual Goals, Program Modifications, and Testing Accommodations.

71. QFT Workshop: The Right Questions Make all the Difference

Program: School Library System

Audience: Teachers, Librarians, Instructional Coaches/Leaders

Dates: 4/4/2017

The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a simple, but rigorous, step-by-step process designed to help students produce, improve, and strategize on how to use their questions. The QFT allows students to practice three thinking abilities in one process: divergent, convergent and metacognitive thinking. This workshop with focus on introducing the Question Formulation Technique (QFT) into the classroom and crafting the Question Focus.

72. Empowering Students with Disabilities-Vetted

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education teachers, CSE Chairpersons/Administrators

Dates: 4/4/2017

Self-determination enables students to identify and express their wants, needs and desires to both self and others. It is the practice of gaining and exercising levels of independence. It empowers students to become more directly involved in their own transition planning processes. Self-determination allows students to make choices that directly impact their post-secondary outcomes. This training has been designed in two parts. Part I is an overview of the principles of self-determination and their applications. Part II focuses on individual and small group activities designed to allow participants to dig deeper into the concepts and to develop their own action plans. The ultimate goal is for students to be active participants in their CSE Meetings.

73. IEP Development Reminders - Regional Training @ OCM BOCES - PM Session

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers

Dates: 4/4/2017

As IEP writing comes to an end, attend this ½ day session to make sure that your IEPs are well written! This workshop is designed to give brief reminders on each section of the IEPs. The focus will be on Present Levels of Performance, Effect of Disability, Special Factors, Measurable Annual Goals, Program Modifications, and Testing Accommodations.

74. Schooltool "Maintenance" Webinar - Messages Notifications

Program: Student Services

Audience: Building Secretaries & Registrars

Dates: 4/4/2017

This webinar is intended for building administrators and secretaries. We will be covering topics related to setting up messages in Schooltool. Topics discussed will be: Messages & Notifications

75. Preschool Behavior Forum: Exploring the Relationship Between Executive Function Skills and Early Childhood Social Emotional Development

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

Audience: Administrators and providers 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. Early Educators interested in implementing the Pyramid Model as a multi-tiered system of support (Preschool PBIS).

Dates: 4/5/2017

Participants will learn about the link between brain architecture, development of executive functioning skills and the role of nurturing and responsive relationships in the development of these capacities.

76. Counselor Round Table

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 4/6/2017

Time will be given at the end of the Counselor Round Table for networking. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

77. Testing Accommodations - Regional Offering @ OCM BOCES AM Session

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, General Education Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 4/6/2017

It's that time of year again and testing is right around the corner! This is a vetted, ½ day training. The training provides information related to the types of testing accommodations, the decision-making process to determine needed testing accommodations for students with disabilities, and the documentation of appropriate testing accommodations in the individualized education program (IEP). Think about sending someone who can turn-key to the staff!

78. Testing Accommodations - Regional Offering @ OCM BOCES PM Session

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Special Education Teachers, Related Service Providers, Teaching Assistants, General Education Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 4/6/2017

It's that time of year again and testing is right around the corner! This is a vetted, ½ day training. The training provides information related to the types of testing accommodations, the decision-making process to determine needed testing accommodations for students with disabilities, and the documentation of appropriate testing accommodations in the individualized education program (IEP). Think about sending someone who can turn-key to the staff!

79. School and Public Librarian Collaborative Event

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2017

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.

80. CSE Chairpersons Refresher- Regional Offering @ OCM BOCES

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

Audience: Directors of Special Education, CSE Chairpersons

Dates: 4/11/2017

Chairing meetings and want to make sure you're covering all that you need to? Come to this full day training that will dive into what needs to be addressed at CSE meetings. Topics include: - Required documentation for districts (Continuum of Services, District Plan) - Board of Education policies - Refreshers of each module of the 3 day chairpersons training - Hot topics - Round table discussions **Must have already attended the 3 day CSE Chairpersons Training**

81. Transition for Students with Severe Disabilities

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

Audience: Special Education teachers, CSE Chairs/Administrators, School Counselors, Case Managers

Dates: 4/11/2017

This workshop will provide an overview of transition with a focus on students with severe disabilities. We will look at what transition is and what it is not. We will explore online tools and transition assessments, learn how to help students become self-advocates, and how to incorporate student voice into transition planning. We will develop comprehensive transition plans and student portfolios that will allow students with severe disabilities to transition successfully from school to adult life. There will be an overview of agencies that will work with students upon exiting high school: OPWDD, ACCES-VR and OMH.

82. 7-12 Literacy Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: 7-12 Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2017

Are you interested in engaging your students in deeper learning of your content area through literacy-based instruction? If you answered yes to this question, please join the 7-12 Literacy Collaborative. Participants will have the opportunity to explore, apply, and share literacy-based instructional strategies that work in any content area. Participants will develop the ability to:
• Plan literacy lessons based on ELA/Literacy Common Core Standards
• Implement research-based methods and strategies for all literacy learners
• Engage students in a range of text-based and discussion protocols
• Differentiate and scaffold literacy experiences for a range of learning needs
• Participate in processes for reflection

83. K-6 Literacy Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: K-6 Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2017

This Literacy Collaborative is an opportunity for K-6 teachers to come together and explore instructional practices and strategies for improving literacy outcomes for all students. Participants will be able to collaborate with and learn from each other, share ideas and best practices and plan for the application of new learning in a supportive environment. If you are a K-6 teacher looking to continuously improve literacy instruction for your students, please join us! Participants will develop the ability to:
•Utilize effective lesson design for whole group and small group literacy lessons
•Implement research-based methods and strategies for all literacy learners
•Engage students in a range of text-based and discussion protocols
•Differentiate and scaffold literacy experiences for a range of learning needs
•Participate in processes for reflection

84. P4 in 2017: Purposefully Partnering with Learning A-Z to Promote Proficiency

Program: School Library System

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 4/12/2017

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Experience a day of engaging activities designed to help educators build their Learning A-Z toolkit, specifically designed to promote proficiency. Teachers, administrators and reading specialists are encouraged to attend to learn how to best leverage their Learning A-Z licences and discover the new updates and changes that will positively impact teaching and learning.

85. FBA/BIP Quality Process (2 Days)

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, CSE Directors, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, and PBIS Tier III Teams

Dates: 4/12/2017 to 4/13/2017

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Participants will learn how to develop a quality functional behavior assessment and behavioral intervention plan that includes all required components. Part of this training will include time for participants to review a sample FBA & BIP from their schools to check for all necessary information.

86. Student Exit Summary Training-Cayuga

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

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

Dates: 4/12/2017

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.

87. Math Leadership

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Math Leadership K-12

Dates: 4/12/2017

Math Leadership group will meet three times during the year (please register for each session individually). The purpose of the group is to share information from SED, BOCES and from districts to the region and with each other, The desired outcome is to support each other as individuals, as well as, systems towards continuous improvement in the instruction of mathematics. Participants will have opportunity to collectively explore resources to build capacity. All information, materials, and protocols will be available for turn-key purposes.

The expected outcome is to build district capacity in regards to mathematics instruction and network across districts.

88. Naviance Spring Users' Conference with Hobsons - Erie & Ontario Rooms @ CNYRIC (Full Day)

Program: Student Services

Audience: guidance counselor and guidance related staff

Dates: 4/25/2017

The purpose of this group is to bring together the users of Naviance to collaborate and have group discussions regarding the application. Any new and future enhancements will be discussed. Naviance User Group Meeting, Erie & Ontario Rooms @ CNYRIC,

89. ENL Program Administrators/Coordinators Webinar - Parent Engagement

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

Audience: Administrators with English Language Learners

Dates: 4/25/2017

The Fostering English language learner (ELL) Parent Engagement webinar will provide an overview of why ELL parent engagement is so important to student achievement and how expectations of parent involvement may vary among ELLs' cultures. The webinar will also include a description of some of the potential barriers to parent engagement and describe specific strategies for overcoming these barriers. The webinar will provide participants with a planning tool that they can use in their contexts to foster their ELLs' parent engagement. You will receive connection information prior to webinar by email

90. Social Studies Collaborative

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Participants from Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 Social Studies Curriculum Work, Grades K-12

Dates: 4/26/2017

These facilitated sessions are for K-12 teachers and administrators who participated in the Summer 2015 and Summer 2016 Social Studies Curriculum Work to continue the process of curriculum mapping, unit design and inquiry writing. 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.

Participants 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.

91. PBL 201 Managing the Project Calendar

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: For those who have attended PBL 101 and planned a Project-based learning experience

Dates: 4/27/2017

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Now that your Project-based Learning is planned, it’s time to build or adjust your instructional calendar so that activities and assessments are balanced and able to engage all learners. Come to this workshop where we will explore how to organized student-centered inquiry as we manage the “messy middle” of PBL. After a morning of learning and working together, you will have the afternoon to continue framing your PBL unit.


• Develop a balanced, flexible project calendar
• Gathering strategies to help students drive the PBL process (effective student work time)

Social Workers will collaborate and explore knowledge and resources related to promotion of positive mental/emotional health. We will capture the wealth of knowledge in the room in regards to Mental Health challenges as well as identifying the needs for further information and training for students, staff and community members. Participants will walk away with an outline assisting them in developing their own training for their constituents. Please bring your laptops, energy and creativity as this will be a fun working opportunity. Please register by Thursday, April 20th to secure your spot. If less than fifteen people register, this will be cancelled. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

93. The Science of Addiction- SOCIAL WORK CEU'S

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 4/27/2017

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This training provides individuals with a better understanding of addiction and recovery. This workshop will explore: the neuroscience of addiction and recovery, the impact of addiction on the brain and the science behind the entire process. Please register by Thursday, April 20th to secure your spot. If less than fifteen people register, this will be cancelled. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

94. Making Connections-Cortland County

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Dates: 4/28/2017

Making Connections is all about: creating authentic connections in the community for real world learning! Current students and teachers will share Project Based Learning experiences and community members and businesses will experience what this approach is all about. Non-profit organizations, government agencies, institutes of higher education and area businesses will have an opportunity to share what they do and how student learning may connect to their work. Teachers will have the opportunity to meet directly with community businesses and others to explore possible links to learning. Outcomes:




• Deeper understanding of the Project Based Learning approach to teaching and learning




• Connect educators and business/community members so they can explore links to learning to increase authentic project based learning

Business members will RSVP via invites or please call Sheena Easton: 315-433-2627

95. The Responsive Classroom® Course: Spring 2017 Institute

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Pre-K- 6 Classroom, Special Area and Special Ed Teachers, Elementary Principals & Administrators

Dates: 5/8/2017 to 6/2/2017

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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 28-hour course is our new and improved entry-level training. It gives classroom and special area teachers everything needed to start using core Responsive Classroom teaching practices.

This is the Level 1 course

Learn specific ways to build classroom community and establish and sustain an optimal learning environment. You'll study the core practices of:







• Overview of the Responsive Classroom Approach





• Morning Meeting





• Interactive Modeling





• Interactive Learning Structures





• Teacher Language





• Interactive Learning Structures





• Energizers / Closing Circles / Quiet Time





• Establishing Rules with Children





• Responding to Misbehavior, Including Logical

Cost: Component Districts: No Cost

Non-Components $1210 per person plus books/materials

96. Science Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 Science Leaders

Dates: 5/9/2017

This group is designed for people who have science leadership roles in their district and/or building including curriculum coordinators, directors, administrators, and others with K-12 science leadership responsibilities. As New York State is in the process of adopting new science standards based on the NGSS this group will focus on preparing for the upcoming changes. During this meeting we will continue the process of understanding the context for the NGSS, focusing on A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (NRC, 2012) and current research on K-12 science learning. The goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 science education, in as well as position the region to successfully implement the new science standards. Cost:

•Component Districts - no cost

•Non-Component Districts using Science Center Kit Program - no cost

•Non-Component Districts - $108

97. Classroom Management II: Utilizing Evidence-Based Practices to Respond to Challenging Behavior

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

Audience: General & Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/9/2017

Participants will learn how to implement evidence-based practices to respond to students with challenging behavior. These practices will build upon the continuum of responses to inappropriate behavior that is covered in Classroom Management I. (Participation in Classroom Management I is highly recommended.)

98. Combined CC & Council Meeting w/Administrator/Advocate of the Year Breakfast

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Administrators, School Superintendents, Teachers

Dates: 5/10/2017

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We will being the morning with the Annual Administrator/Advocate of the Year Awards Breakfast and then hold the combined CC and Council Meeting directly after from 10:00-11:30.

99. PBL 101 for K-12 Educators

Program: Curriculum Instruction & Assessment

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 5/10/2017 to 5/18/2017

PBL 101 is a foundational four-day workshop inspired by the work of the Buck Institute for Education, New Tech Network, Edutopia and Expeditionary Learning. It provides attendees with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project. The workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work time, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback.

Participants will learn:

*The Essential Project Design Elements of Gold Standard Project Based Learning *How to PLAN their first project *How to incorporate ASSESSMENT into their first project *How to MANAGE their first project

NOTE: Please bring a digital device such as a laptop, IPAD, or tablet and earbuds for listening to videos.

Coffee and light snacks will be provided

Lunch is an hour and on your own

100. Mentors Across Borders 5

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/10/2017

Our Mentors Across Borders program meets five times a year for a morning of PD, sharing, planning, evaluation and collaboration. The first meeting takes place at the Main Campus at BOCES and then each of the others is hosted in one of our school libraries.

101. McKinney Vento Liaisons Meeting

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 5/11/2017

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.