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1. Mid-State JMT Meeting SESIS/NDS Only

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

Audience: Mid-State RSE TASC SESIS/NDS

Dates: 12/14/2018

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Monthly meeting to share NYSED updates, engage in learning and collaborative work.

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

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

Audience: School Counselors, Administrators, CSE Chairpersons, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2018

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New York State offers a wide variety of exiting options for ALL students. This full day training offers the latest and greatest information to keep your district in “the know” about current options. The 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. Districts are encouraged to come in teams, 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. *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

3. CANCELLED: Critical Friends: A Fresh Look at your Project Based Learning Units

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/18/2018

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Prerequisite: PBL 101

Participants must come with a PBL unit or unit idea. In the morning, participants will use the critical friends protocol to receive feedback on their units and review the skills and knowledge needed to design a rigorous, relevant, standards-based learning experience. Participants will then have the afternoon to revise and/or plan their unit with PBL facilitators and coaches present.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

*Strengthen their reflective practice of unit planning for PBL.

*Work collaboratively with colleagues to give and receive growth producing feedback.

*Hone their PBL unit writing skills.

NOTE: Please bring a laptop.

Coffee and light snacks will be provided. Lunch is an hour and on your own.

Dates: 12/12/18, 3/19/19

4. Your School Library's Virtual Presence

Program: School Library System

Dates: 12/18/2018

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Giving your library an online presence is an important resource. It extends the library beyond it's physical walls and ensures that the students, staff and families have equitable access to the learning tools provided by the library. We will be exploring the various platforms available for website creation, such as Wix, Weebly and Google Sites. The benefits and drawbacks of each will be discussed, specifically in terms of the ease of creating a password protected page, helping you decide which platform will work best for your library.

5. Schooltool Counseling User Group Meeting

Program: Student Services

Dates: 12/18/2018

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User group meeting to overview the Counseling Module of schooltool. General discussion will include features added in updates 15.3 and 16.0 dealing with adding and editing of batch alternate enrollments as well as updating of post-secondary credits.

6. Library Support Staff Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Support Staff

Dates: 12/19/2018

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Checking out books, shelving, cataloging, and fixing the printer when it goes down are some of the everyday tasks of a library staff member but the most important thing we do is interact with students! The school library is the Center of Engagement for your entire learning community and you are part of the team that is responsible for creating a safe, welcoming environment that encourages all students to explore their academic, social and personal interests. This workshop is designed to support school library staff members explore how today's libraries have changed and ways in which we can work with the school librarian to create a dynamic collaborative space that encourages learning through reading, research, making, gaming, and special events. We will delve into your current school library culture by sharing expectations, procedures and processes that have proven to be effective. Please bring your current job description, if available, with you.

7. Creating Standards Aligned Measurable Annual Goals & Progress Monitoring – 2 Day Training @ CiTi BOCES

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

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

Dates: 12/19/2018 to 12/20/2018

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Time to create quality, measurable IEP goals! This is a 2-day workshop on writing measurable annual goal and progress monitoring those goals. Participants are required to attend both days. Day 1 will cover how to write measurable annual goals that are based on student needs identified by data form assessments. We will cover the components required to write a measurable annual goal that meets compliance. Participants will need to bring a sample IEP. Day 2 will cover progress monitoring in the morning. In order to be able to correctly progress monitor, there must be well written measurable annual goals. Discussion will include tools on how to progress monitor the annual goals and how that information and data should be conveyed to parents. The afternoon session of Day 2 will be a workday for participants to review sample measurable annual goals and develop progress monitoring tools. This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results 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. * Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities. *Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities.

8. Schooltool Counseling User Group Meeting

Program: Student Services

Dates: 12/19/2018

NewStarting Soon
User group meeting to overview the Counseling Module of schooltool. General discussion will include features added in updates 15.3 and 16.0 with adding and editing of batch alternate enrollments as well as updating of post-secondary credits.

9. School Counselor Forum: Diploma Options with Transcript Review @ TST BOCES

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

Audience: School Counselors, Administrators, CSE Chairperson(s), General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists

Dates: 1/3/2019

School Counselor Forum is a time for local counselors to come together to learn any updates around graduation options for all students and to discuss common transcripts questions. The following topics will be covered: 1. Advanced Regents, Regents and Local Diploma requirements 2. Pathways to Graduation options 3. Appeal Options and paperwork requirements 4. CDOS Commencement Credential 5. Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential 6. Safety Net options for students 7. Superintendent’s Determination 8. HSE/TASC Pathway Participants will have time to ask questions about current regulation and be guided through a process of looking at transcripts to determine best option for graduation/exiting school. There will be time to look at your own transcripts as well. 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.

10. ONLINE - Introduction to (ENL) English as a New Language

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

Dates: 1/7/2019

In this self-paced interactive course, participants will explore the basic tenets of instruction for English Language Learners through webinars, readings, videos, and discussions.

Participants will:

1. Be introduced to ENL and ELLs/MLLs.

2. Explore the Blueprint for ELLs Success and how it influences instruction for ELLs.

3. Examine the CR-Part 154 regulations regarding education for ELLs.

4. Consider teaching and learning through an ENL lens. This course will include three online modules with activities and assignments.

Participants will receive an email prior to course with sign in information.

Participants will have two weeks to complete the course which is worth three CTLE hours.

Registration ends one week prior to course.

11. The Responsive Classroom Course® for Elementary Educators - (Level 1) – Winter Institute

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: 1/7/2019 to 1/23/2019

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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.

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 support success.

Cost: OCM BOCES Component Districts: No Cost; OCM Non-Components $1280 p/p plus $38 p/p for books/

12. 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: 1/7/2019

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. * Parents, and other family members, are engaged as meaningful partners in the special education process and the education of their child. *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.

13. BT BOCES Understanding the English Language Learner (ELL) Identification Process

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

Dates: 1/7/2019

This half-day session will provide an in-depth examination of the process for screening, identification, placement, review and exit for ELLs. Procedures for determining SIFE (Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education) status and administering the MLSS (Multilingual SIFE Screener) will be included.

14. On-line Book Study: Disrupting Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst - Session 2

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 1/29/2019

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Welcome to the ON-LINE: Book study- Disrupting Thinking

The text- Disrupting Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst is an engaging and thought provoking text. The authors question and examine ways to connect text and student thinking. As a result of reading and participating, teachers will have the opportunity to examine their practices and apply a model of instruction. In the authors’ words: “ We put the words on the page, you bring them to life. And so, together we turn the page” ( page 11).

The text will be sent through inner school mail. The reading and responses will be chunked into four sessions. Expected response dates are: Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Within these dates, the work is self-paced.

Participants need to please register by December 14, 2018.

This session is a repeat of the fall session.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will: As a result of this workshop, teachers will: -Read the core text: Disrupting Thinking by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst -Reflect and respond regarding their instructional practices and learning from the reading -Incorporate and share new practices Non-component district participants: Daily rate ($220) plus materials.

15. Kindergarten Exploring My Weather - Rotation B, C (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Kindergarten teachers on Rotation B, C

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 1/9/2019

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "Exploring My Weather”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation B, C. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

16. Schooltool High School Scheduling Workshop

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 1/8/2019

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This workshop is designed to assist high school staff by providing guidance and hands-on training on the setup process for scheduling, tips and best practices for entering constraints and building the master schedule, and review of a variety of scheduling reports.

17. Math Leadership

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District Math Leaders

Dates: 1/9/2019

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in math. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Math 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 Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. 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 mathematics education and to support continuous improvement in mathematics 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.

Dates: 10/17/18, 1/9/19, 5/21/19

18. Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas - Social Studies

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Social Studies teachers, department chairs, support staff

Dates: 1/9/2019

The morning session will provide a brief introduction to the field of English as a New Language (ENL) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be introduced to the language acquisition process and how it impacts classroom instruction for ELLs. A cultural awareness component is included and teachers will learn strategies and tips for engaging ELLs in meaningful classroom instruction.

The afternoon session will focus on strategies for making Social Studies content more accessible for ELLs in the general education classroom. Methods of scaffolding and differentiating instruction and materials to make content more comprehensible for ELLs will be the main area of focus. Content specific strategies will be introduced and applied.

Participants should bring a recent or future Social Studies lesson and an assessment from their class with them.

Lunch is on your own.

19. Schooltool Middle School Scheduling Workshop

Program: Student Services

Audience: Administrative staff

Dates: 1/9/2019

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This workshop is designed to assist middle school staff by providing guidance and hands-on training on the setup process for scheduling, tips and best practices for setting up teams and building the master schedule, and review of a variety of scheduling reports.

20. 1st Grade How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? - Rotation B, C (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 1st Grade teachers on Rotation B, C

Dates: 1/10/2019 to 1/11/2019

This professional development is for 1st Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation B, C. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

21. MO BOCES - Cultural Awareness, Grades K-12

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

Audience: K-12 classroom teachers, ENL teachers, specialists, support staff, administrators

Dates: 1/10/2019

This session will involve an exploration of the tenets of culture, stages of cultural adaptation, and effects of culture on perception. Participants will examine their own cultural beliefs and how culture impacts learning in the classroom.

22. School Counselor Forum: Diploma Options with Transcript Review @ Cayuga Onondaga BOCES

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

Audience: School Counselors, Administrators, CSE Chairperson(s), General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists

Dates: 1/10/2019

School Counselor Forum is a time for local counselors to come together to learn any updates around graduation options for all students and to discuss common transcripts questions. The following topics will be covered: 1. Advanced Regents, Regents and Local Diploma requirements 2. Pathways to Graduation options 3. Appeal Options and paperwork requirements 4. CDOS Commencement Credential 5. Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential 6. Safety Net options for students 7. Superintendent’s Determination 8. HSE/TASC Pathway Participants will have time to ask questions about current regulation and be guided through a process of looking at transcripts to determine best option for graduation/exiting school. There will be time to look at your own transcripts as well. 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.

23. Middle School Librarians Special Interest Group

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Library Department Supervisors

Dates: 1/10/2019

Commissioner's Regulations 100.4 requires that all student in grades 7 & 8 receive the equivalent of one class period per week on Library and information skills (see below) and visit this link: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/part100/pages/1004.html This group will look at the characteristics of middle level learners, creating relationships with classroom/content area teachers and ensuring that Part 100.4 is happening in your schools.

24. 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!

25. ONLINE: Language Acquisition

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

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 1/14/2019

This interactive course will focus on language development including first and additional language acquisition. Theories and practices in language learning will be explored through webinars, readings, videos, and discussions.

Participants will:

1. Investigate the stages of language acquisition.

2. Compare and contrast first and additional language learning.

3. Examine the features and functions of the English language.

4. Consider how language learning affects student performance.

Participants will have two weeks to complete the course which is worth two CTLE hours.

Participants will receive an email prior to course with sign in information.

Registration will close one week before course start.

26. 4th Grade How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes? - Rotation C (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 4th Grade teachers on Rotation C

Dates: 1/14/2019 to 1/15/2019

This professional development is for 4th Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Provide Energy to People’s Homes?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation C. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

27. Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Instructional coaches , teacher leaders K-12

Dates: 1/14/2019

This is first of three sessions for instructional coaches to come together to learn, reflect , collaborate and plan within a supportive community. This year the focus will be a deeper dive into the coaching cycle as a way to have meaningful impact on teaching and learning. Resource provided will be The Impact Cycle: What Instructional Coaches Should Do to Foster Powerful Improvements in Teaching by Jim Knight.

As a result of this workshop,coaches will: -Continue to develop understanding of coaching cycle -Refine skills in assessing reality and goal setting -Expand skills in language, data collection, or other focus area of interest -Hone skills in leading instructional improvement

The three sessions are:

October 1, 2018

January 14, 2019

April 29, 2019

28. Testing Accommodations (Vetted) – Regional Training @ OCM BOCES

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

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Building Administrators, CSE Chairpersons, Directors of Special Education

Dates: 1/15/2019

It’s that time of year again and State tests are right around the corner! This is a vetted, ½ day training which 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). The February 2018 manual will be used in this training! Think about sending someone who can turn-key to the staff! This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results 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. *Schools provide high-quality inclusive programs and activities.

29. Implementing Learning for ALL Students

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2019 to 2/13/2019

In order to deliver effective instruction at the rigorous levels required in literacy, math, social studies and science standards, teachers need to provide varied learning opportunities to engage all students for success at the advanced levels required in today’s world.

Across three days participants will explore the why, what and how to support students with diverse needs. Differentiated instruction and scaffolded instruction will be approached through a standards based planning approach that will be modeled and used throughout course

Resource provided will be: Meeting Needs of All Students , by Paula Rutherford

Teachers will be able to:

- Provide the why, what and how for designing instruction to support students with diverse needs

- To improve and expand their skill with designing and delivering instruction aimed toward support for students with a wide range of prior experiences, interests, motivation, and prior achievement of academic work.

- Design, deliver, reflect upon student learning experiences and share student work

This professional development is for 4th Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Provide Energy to People’s Homes?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation D. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

31. NYSAA Training - New Teachers

Program: Special Education

Dates: 1/16/2019

NYSAA Training for any new teachers for the school year. Please bring your laptop.

32. Standards-Based Planning and Assessment for Elementary (K-6) ENL Teachers

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

Audience: K-6 ENL teachers

Dates: 1/16/2019

In this full-day offering, ENL teachers will build deeper understanding of the Targets of Measurement (ToMs) and Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs), the closest thing New York state has to ENL “standards”, which are aligned with NYSESLAT. Teachers will then apply their knowledge of the ToMs and PLDs to create activities and assessments that can be immediately implemented in their classrooms.

*You need a Google-based email account to access the materials for this course in Google Classroom!*

Lunch is on your own.

33. Using Productive Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 1/16/2019

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.

34. BOCES Schooltool User Group Meeting

Program: Student Services

Audience: BOCES Staff

Dates: 1/16/2019

New
This user group meeting is intended for BOCES staff (Program Directors, Guidance Counselors, Clerical and Support Staff). The topics will focus primarily on new features from the latest Schooltool releases. We will also discuss desired Schooltool enhancements for BOCES functionality.

35. Evidence-Based Practices for Transition Planning @ TST BOCES

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

Audience: School Counselors, Administrators, CSE Chairperson(s), General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists

Dates: 1/16/2019

Based on the book, Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Transition by David W. Test, participants will receive training in the following evidence-based areas: 1. Transition Focused Education 2. Transition Assessments 3. Teaching Strategies 4. Data Collection 5. Student-Focused Planning 6. Development of Employment Skills 7. Teaching Life Skills 8. Teaching Academic Skills All participants will receive a copy of the book as well as planning time to determine how to embed these practices into their classrooms. 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. *Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities. *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.

36. CNY NYS ASCD Meeting

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

Dates: 1/16/2019

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

37. Arts Leadership

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Arts

Dates: 1/17/2019

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in Arts. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Arts 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 NYS Arts Standards. 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 Arts education and position the region to successfully implement the new Arts 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, No charge to CITI BOCES Districts, plus materials.

Dates:10/9/18, 11/15/19,1/17/19

38. K-6 Literacy Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 1/17/2019

The K-6 Literacy Collaborative provides elementary educators the opportunity to learn together in a collaborative setting to promote deeper knowledge of instructional strategies, practices, and ideas to strengthen student learning. Topics will be focused on developing advanced literacy skills students need for success.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

-explore advanced literacies

-examine the instructional practices that promote advanced literacies

-design literacy-based learning experiences to foster student engagement and deeper learning

-share learning and resources with peers

The expectation is that participants will attend all three collaborative sessions in order to maximize the experience for all.

10/18/18, 1/17/19, 3/21/19

39. OHM Scaffolding and Differentiation to Meet the Needs of ELLs in the Primary Grades

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

Audience: Grades K-2 classroom teachers, support staff, ENL teachers

Dates: 1/17/2019

Teachers will explore ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction for ELLs in grades K-2. Focus will be on beginning literacy and vocabulary instruction for ELLs and strategies for structuring classwork so that ELLs can be successful in the classroom. Participants will acquire a toolkit of scaffolding and differentiation strategies to make their instruction meet the needs of ELLs.

Lunch is on your own.

40. Evidence-Based Practices for Transition Planning @ Cayuga Onondaga BOCES

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

Audience: School Counselors, Administrators, CSE Chairperson(s), General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Psychologists

Dates: 1/17/2019

Based on the book, Evidence-Based Instructional Strategies for Transition by David W. Test, participants will receive training in the following evidence-based areas: 1. Transition Focused Education 2. Transition Assessments 3. Teaching Strategies 4. Data Collection 5. Student-Focused Planning 6. Development of Employment Skills 7. Teaching Life Skills 8. Teaching Academic Skills All participants will receive a copy of the book as well as planning time to determine how to embed these practices into their classrooms. 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. *Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities. *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. OHM Scaffolding and Differentiation to Meet the Needs of ELLs in the Upper Elementary Grades

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

Audience: Grades 3-6 classroom teachers, ENL teachers

Dates: 1/18/2019

Teachers will explore ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction for ELLs in grades K-2. Focus will be on beginning literacy and vocabulary instruction for ELLs and strategies for structuring classwork so that ELLs can be successful in the classroom. Participants will acquire a toolkit of scaffolding and differentiation strategies to make their instruction meet the needs of ELLs.

Lunch is on your own.

42. Mid-State JMT Meeting Part 1 & 2

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

Audience: Mid-State RSE TASC Part 1&2

Dates: 1/18/2019

New
Monthly meeting to share NYSED updates, engage in learning and collaborative work.

43. Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had Online Book Study

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: -K-12 teachers who teach math for some or all of their day. -Math coordinators, curriculum/content specialists, et cetera.

Dates: 1/21/2019

New
From the back of the book, “While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, Tracy Zager helps teachers close this gap by making math class more like mathematics.” “All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the classes we took.”

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

Participants will grapple with the following big ideas:

-How is risk taking inherent to mathematics?

-How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof?

-How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision?

Participants will receive a complimentary copy of Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had by Tracy Johnston Zager.

Expectations of participants to earn 6 credit hours:

-Read and be ready to discuss Becoming the Math Teacher... by the preassigned due dates as outlined on the Google Classroom site. The book will be broken up and you will not be required to read the entire book during this book study. You will choose chapters to read based on the work that you need to do for YOU and YOUR students.

-Respond to at least one of the prompts for each of the sections of the book as outlined on the Google Classroom site.

-Respond to at least one other participant’s comments for each section.

-Be respectful of the other participants.

The book study will begin on January 21, 2019 and conclude on February 24, 2019.

Non-component district participants: $220 plus the cost of the book ($50)

44. 3rd Grade How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes? - Rotation D (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 3rd Grade teachers on Rotation D

Dates: 1/22/2019 to 1/23/2019

This professional development is for 3rd Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation D. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

This professional development is for 4th Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Provide Energy to People’s Homes?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation D. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

46. 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.

47. NYSAA Training - Veteran Teachers

Program: Special Education

Dates: 1/23/2019

NYSAA Training for any veteran teachers for the school year. Please bring your laptop.

48. OCM Scaffolding and Differentiation to Meet the Needs of ELLs in the Upper Elementary Grades

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

Audience: Grades 3-6 classroom teachers, ENL teachers

Dates: 1/23/2019

Teachers will explore ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction for ELLs in grades K-2. Focus will be on beginning literacy and vocabulary instruction for ELLs and strategies for structuring classwork so that ELLs can be successful in the classroom. Participants will acquire a toolkit of scaffolding and differentiation strategies to make their instruction meet the needs of ELLs.

Lunch is on your own.

49. Kindergarten "Exploring Plants and Animals" - Rotation A (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Kindergarten teachers on Rotation A

Dates: 1/24/2019 to 1/25/2019

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "Exploring Plants and Animals”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation A. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

50. How NewsBank Support the Curriculum with Primary Sources

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/24/2019

This workshop will demonstrate how the NewsBank's resources support the research needs of educators and students with unique primary sources that align with the curriculum. The session will provide concrete example of how the resources support the US and State history curriculum, as well as, Science, ELA and other subject areas taught in all grade levels.

51. OCM Scaffolding and Differentiation to Meet the Needs of ELLs in the Primary Grades

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

Audience: Grades K-2 classroom teachers, support staff, ENL teachers

Dates: 1/25/2019

Teachers will explore ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction for ELLs in grades K-2. Focus will be on beginning literacy and vocabulary instruction for ELLs and strategies for structuring classwork so that ELLs can be successful in the classroom. Participants will acquire a toolkit of scaffolding and differentiation strategies to make their instruction meet the needs of ELLs.

Lunch is on your own.

52. Multicultural Children's Book Day with Ellen Oh!

Program: School Library System

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 1/25/2019

Join author Ellen Oh to learn how a small protest on social media that quickly grew under the hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBook evolved into a nonprofit organization dedicated to “putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.” This workshop will have you looking at your library and classroom libraries through a multicultural lens that will benefit your entire learning community. Provided in collaboration with the OCM BOCES SLS and RBERN

53. ONLINE: Fostering ELL Family Engagement

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

Audience: All Educator of English Language Learners

Dates: 1/28/2019

Mid - State RBERN has collaborated with SupportEd to create an online course focused on ELL family engagement. In this online course you will learn the importance of ELL family engagement and gain strategies to support that engagement. Aspects of this course will consist of creating a welcoming environment, communicating effectively, building relationships, overcoming barriers, and empowering families.

To receive 2 CTLE hours for this course you must complete all activities. These include watching the videos, readings, and forum posts.

Participants will have a two weeks to complete the course which is worth two CTLE hours.

Registration ends one week before course start.

54. GST BOCES Scaffolding and Differentiation to Meet the Needs of ELLs in the Primary Grades

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

Audience: Grades K-2 classroom teachers, support staff, ENL teachers

Dates: 1/28/2019

Teachers will explore ways to scaffold and differentiate instruction for ELLs in grades K-2. Focus will be on beginning literacy and vocabulary instruction for ELLs and strategies for structuring classwork so that ELLs can be successful in the classroom. Participants will acquire a toolkit of scaffolding and differentiation strategies to make their instruction meet the needs of ELLs.

Lunch is on your own.

55. Lead Evaluator Training Make-up Session

Program: Leadership

Dates: 1/28/2019

New
Make-up session from the 2018-2019 School Year
or 200 years the Erie Canal has impacted the economic, social and political life of the Syracuse area, New York State and the rest of the country. Information about the Canal is often taught in fourth grade as a part of a unit on New York State history but it is difficult to find a place for it in the curriculum at the middle or high school levels. This workshop will address ways in which to incorporate the contributions of the Canal to the broader history of the country that is covered at the secondary level. Participants will tour the museum, receive resources for developing inquiry-based lessons and activities. Information about guided tours of the Museum developed specifically for high school students will be shared.

57. 2nd Grade How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away? - Rotation Mod. A, B, C (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade teachers on Rotation Mod. A, B, C

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 1/30/2019

This professional development is for 2nd Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Stop Soil From Washing?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation Mod. A, B, C. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

58. 4th Grade "How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?" - Rotation C (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 4th Grade teachers on Rotation C

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 1/30/2019

This professional development is for 4th Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Provide Energy to People’s Homes?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation C. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

59. Developing Collaborative Groups Using the Adaptive Schools Framework

Program: Data Warehouse/Test Scoring

Audience: District and School Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Department Leaders, Team Facilitators

Dates: 1/29/2019 to 2/27/2019

Schools today are faced with the challenges of increased accountability, effectively using data and increasing the rigor of curriculum to ensure student success. This workshop will prepare team members to build strong collaborative and caring work cultures focused on continuous school improvement. Participants will explore the research on organizational development and learn practical skills and tools to effectively navigate the currents of change. Through the work of Adaptive Schools participants will learn the "how" of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching and learning.

60. OHM BOCES Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas for ENL Teachers

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

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 1/29/2019

This full-day session will be devoted to examining the challenges ELLs face in mainstream content classes. Subject-specific tools and strategies for Math, Science, and Social Studies will be explored and practiced. Effective approaches and best practices for making the most of the integrated ENL setting will be discussed, as well as ways to work effectively with content class teachers.

61. Special Education Leadership Forum January

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

Audience: PreK through 12 Special Education Directors, CSE/CPSE Chairpersons, Principals, Assistant Principals, Special Education Teacher Leaders, Special Education Department Chairpersons, District Level Administrators and School Psychologists

Dates: 1/29/2019

Join us for the second of three opportunities this year to learn and share together through large group professional development, structured dialogue, networking and breakout sessions related to NYS special education priority areas, State Performance Plan Indicators and the Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities. The second leadership forum will focus on TBD

62. Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas - Math

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Math teachers, department chairs, support staff

Dates: 1/30/2019

The morning session will provide a brief introduction to the field of English as a New Language (ENL) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be introduced to the language acquisition process and how it impacts classroom instruction for ELLs. A cultural awareness component is included and teachers will learn strategies and tips for engaging ELLs in meaningful classroom instruction.

The afternoon session will focus on strategies for making Math content more accessible for ELLs in the general education classroom. Methods of scaffolding and differentiating instruction and materials to make content more comprehensible for ELLs will be the main area of focus. Content specific strategies will be introduced and applied.

Participants should bring a recent or future math lesson and an assessment from their class with them.

Lunch is on your own.

63. Counselor Round Table

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 1/31/2019

Closed
The main portion of this Roundtable will focus on a facilitated discussion and work time for the Comprehensive School Counseling Plans, which will continue the work started in October. Additionally, we will have a representative from the NYS School Counselors Association (NYSSCA) provide a brief overview of their organization as well as some expertise regarding the Comprehensive Plans. We will also have a few Evidence-Based Program Kits currently used in some local districts for counselors to explore for use with their students.

A light breakfast will be generously provided by NYSSCA!

Please bring your current Comprehensive School Counseling Plan and an internet-ready device. If you are currently using an Evidence-Based Program and would like to share, feel free to bring in materials (and/or access to digital materials) for others to explore.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

64. Destiny User Group

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/31/2019

New
We will be offering a Destiny User Group being lead by the SLS Team. The morning is dedicated to those individuals currently using the product. We will be covering the new feature released in 16.0 as well as using Destiny Discover interface with students.

65. Mandarin User Group

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/31/2019

New
We will be offering a Mandarin User Group being lead by the SLS Team. We will be going over features of the new reports module and discussing ways to be even more efficient in your automation system.

66. Online: SupportEd ELL Assessment

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

Dates: 2/1/2019

New
Are you interested in developing formative assessments that will help you have a more accurate picture of what your English language learners (ELLs) know and can do? Are you concerned about how ELLs are graded in your school or district? Do you have other questions about ELL assessment that you would like answered?

Join the SupportEd and the Mid-State RBERN team for a six-week ELL Assessment Online Professional Development Course, February 1 – March 18. This course will focus on the effective and equitable assessment of ELLs. During this course, you will take part in three components that address the following topics: 1) formative assessment of ELLs, 2) equitable grading of ELLs, and 3) supporting ELLs with computer-based testing. Each of the three components will include a recorded presentation that highlights both research on the topic as well as practical tools and strategies that you can apply in your setting. Each component will also include classroom video clips, an application activity to apply learning to your teaching context, and a facilitated online discussion. The course will conclude with a final goal setting activity in which you will identify steps that you can take to improve the assessment of ELLs in your context.

The course is asynchronous (not live) and self-paced, but it will include specific due dates for each of the three components. Upon successful completion of the ELL Assessment Course, you will receive a certificate from Mid-State RBERN for 10 CTLE hours.

67. ONLINE - Introduction to (ENL) English as a New Language

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

Dates: 2/4/2019

In this self-paced interactive course, participants will explore the basic tenets of instruction for English Language Learners through webinars, readings, videos, and discussions.

Participants will:

1. Be introduced to ENL and ELLs/MLLs.

2. Explore the Blueprint for ELLs Success and how it influences instruction for ELLs.

3. Examine the CR-Part 154 regulations regarding education for ELLs.

4. Consider teaching and learning through an ENL lens. This course will include three online modules with activities and assignments.

Participants will receive an email prior to course with sign in information.

Participants will have two weeks to complete the course which is worth three CTLE hours.

Registration ends one week prior to course.

68. Dryden and Candor ONLY - 5th Grade "How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?" - Rotation B (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 5th Grade teachers on Rotation B

Dates: 2/4/2019 to 2/5/2019

This professional development is for 5th Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "How Can We Provide Energy to Freshwater to Those in Need?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation B. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

69. Social Studies Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 Teacher Leaders, Department Chairpersons, Administrators responsible for Social Studies curriculum

Dates: 2/5/2019

This group is designed 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 implementation of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework, the NYS Resource Toolkit and the new Regents Assessments. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date 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 the successful implementation of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework.

The expectation of participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. Our focus of study for the year will build on our previous work including developing historical thinking skills through analysis of primary sources and best practices for supporting students in reading, writing and discussion of historical content.

2. Come 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.

Dates: 11/27/18, 2/5/2019, 5/14/19

70. Book Study – Differentiation in Middle & High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners (online book collection)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: 5-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2019 to 3/12/2019

It can be challenging to meet diverse needs of the students we teach while concurrently meeting the demand of the curriculum. This is a hybrid professional learning opportunity , based on Differentiation in Middle & High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners by Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett, is to collectively develop and expand teachers capacity to meet diverse student needs. Day 1 participants will meet for a half day at OCM BOCES to build the foundation for the independent work. Then using the digital text from the OCM BOCES digital book collection – participants will read and respond via google classroom with colleagues to prompts in order to facilitate their learning on the topic.

Non-component district participants: daily rate ($220) plus materials.

Online component will conclude by March 12th 2019

71. First Grade Science Collaborative Rotation B

Program: Science Center

Audience: First Grade teachers who have previously taught the SSEC Unit: How Can We Send A Message Using Sound.

Dates: 2/5/2019 to 4/25/2019

Build a collaborative network of teachers who are grappling with the same science curriculum: How Can We Send a Message Using Sound. The goal is to support teachers in analyzing evidence of student work to reflect on instructional practices and associated shifts related to New York State Science Learning Standards.

Teachers will: Day 1: *Explore the new Carolina Services Online web platform to help support their Smithsonian Digital Resources along with any updates from BOCES. *Reflect on year 1: How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? *Identify successes, challenges, and next steps for year 2. *Identify pieces of student evidence to collect for Day 2

Day 2: *Reflect on year 2: How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? *Analyze student evidence collected to make claims about effective instruction and student learning. *Identify successes, challenges, and next steps for year 3. *Organize and publish their findings for our region.

The first grade collaboratives will meet 2 days per assigned rotation. This collaborative is designed so that teachers attend BOTH days.

Please bring a laptop.

72. Second Grade Science Collaborative Rotation B

Program: Science Center

Audience: Second Grade teachers who have previously taught the SSEC Unit: How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away?

Dates: 2/5/2019 to 4/25/2019

Build a collaborative network of teachers who are grappling with the same science curriculum: How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away? The goal is to support teachers in analyzing evidence of student work to reflect on instructional practices and associated shifts related to New York State Science Learning Standards.

Teachers will: Day 1: *Explore the new Carolina Services Online web platform to help support their Smithsonian Digital Resources along with any updates from BOCES. *Reflect on year 1: How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away? *Identify successes, challenges, and next steps for year 2. *Identify pieces of student evidence to collect for Day 2

Day 2: *Reflect on year 2: How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away? *Analyze student evidence collected to make claims about effective instruction and student learning. *Identify successes, challenges, and next steps for year 3. *Organize and publish their findings for our region.

The second grade collaboratives will meet 2 days per assigned rotation. This collaborative is designed so that teachers attend BOTH days.

Please bring a laptop.

73. 6-8 Math Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: 6-8 Teachers of Mathematics

Dates: 2/6/2019

Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All in Grades 6-8 (NCTM, 2014) provides guidance on what it will take to make ambitious teaching and rigorous content standards a reality in classrooms, schools, and districts in order to support mathematical success for each and every student. In the 6-8 Math Collaborative participants will be provided books from NCTM’s Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices (NCTM, 2017) series. The eight effective teaching practices for mathematics include:
• Establish mathematics goals to focus learning.
• Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving.
• Use and connect mathematical representations.
• Facilitate meaningful mathematical discourse.
• Pose purposeful questions.
• Build procedural fluency from conceptual understanding.
• Support productive struggle in learning mathematics.
• Elicit and use evidence of student thinking. The book will be divided into approximate thirds. At each meeting we will discuss one-third of the book and develop ambitious mathematics activities that exemplify the practices outlined in the reading. Additionally, at each meeting participants will use take a deep dive into a selection of the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards to explore the changes and identify questions and/or tasks that align with the effective teaching practices. The expectation is that you will attend all three collaboratives (9/25/18, 2/6/19, and 5/15/2019) in order to maximize the experience for all. Cost of book for non-component district participants: $35

74. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/6/2019

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.

75. OPALs User Group

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/6/2019

New
We will be offering a OPALs User Group being lead by the SLS Team. We will be going over reporting and discussing ways to be even more efficient in your automation system.

76. Standards-Based Planning and Assessment for Secondary (7-12) ENL Teachers

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

Audience: 7-12 ENL teachers

Dates: 2/6/2019

In this full-day offering, ENL teachers will build deeper understanding of the Targets of Measurement (ToMs) and Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs), the closest thing New York state has to ENL “standards”, which are aligned with NYSESLAT. Teachers will then apply their knowledge of the ToMs and PLDs to create activities and assessments that can be immediately implemented in their classrooms.

*You need a Google-based email account to access the materials for this course in Google Classroom!*

Lunch is on your own.

77. Trauma Informed Schools

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 2/6/2019

This class will introduce participants to the concept of how trauma affects individuals biologically and behaviorally. Participants will examine how the effects of trauma can be mitigated through the development of protective factors and the adoption of a trauma-informed lens. The essential elements of a trauma-informed system of care and how that can be applied to the policies and practices that shape the classroom and school district environment will also be discussed. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. OCM Component & Dignity Act CoSer districts - No Cost OCM Non-Component districts - $220 per person

78. Insignia User Group

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/6/2019

New
We will be offering a Insignia User Group being lead by the SLS Team. We will be going over reporting and discussing ways to be even more efficient in your automation system.

79. PBIS Tier 1 New Team Training (4 Days, must attend all 4 days) By Invitation Only!

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

Audience: PBIS Team Members & Principal

Dates: 2/7/2019 to 3/21/2019

This is a four-day training for new PBIS Leadership Teams that have already had prior contact with the presenter to complete readiness pieces for implementation. Content will include instruction in the 10 Critical Elements of PBIS implementation. Teams will be given some time to work on their own but will require additional time on their own to prepare for implementation. All team members should attend, including the building administrator. Must attend all four days. 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.

80. 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: 2/7/2019

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 three times during the 2018-2019 school year in various regions. Participants are encouraged to attend all three 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. * Schools provide appropriate instruction for students with disabilities in career development and opportunities to participate in work-based learning.

81. McKinney Vento Liaisons Meeting

Program: Youth Development

Dates: 2/8/2019

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.

82. Mid-State JMT Meeting SESIS/NDS Only

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

Audience: Mid-State RSE TASC SESIS/NDS

Dates: 2/8/2019

New
Monthly meeting to share NYSED updates, engage in learning and collaborative work.

83. The Responsive Classroom ADVANCED Course® for Elementary Educators - (Level 2) Prerequisite: The Responsive Classroom Course – (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: 2/11/2019 to 5/29/2019

Deepen the skills you learned in the Responsive Classroom Course and learn additional Responsive Classroom strategies in two main areas: Engaging Academics: Motivate and Excite Your Students. Students learn best from lessons that connect with their lives and interests. You’ll learn how to design appropriately challenging, active and interactive lessons that deepen student learning. Effective Management: Strategies for Challenging Behaviors. A positive, respectful approach to discipline can transform your classroom. Create a positive climate for learning and discover proactive approaches to misbehavior that will help to keep the focus on learning. This interactive, highly practical 27-hour course has a prerequisite and is great for all educators in a school building (Classroom Teachers, Special Area and Special Ed Teachers, TAs, Building Principals and other administrators and support staff) who have attended the Responsive Classroom Course and have been applying the Responsive Classroom practices in their settings in the school. OCM BOCES is a public entity duly licensed by Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., to conduct The Responsive Classroom® courses.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:



• Engaging Academics:



• Integrating academics into your Morning Meetings



• Promoting autonomy by drawing on students’ strengths and interests



• Using open-ended questions to spark curiosity, understanding, and reflection



• Removing barriers to student engagement



• Effective Management:



• Understanding why students misbehave and how to set them up for success



• Learning when and how to effectively use Logical Consequences



• Organizing the classroom to support student learning



• Using Problem-Solving conferences to address significa

84. OHM Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas - Math

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Math teachers, department chairs, support staff

Dates: 2/11/2019

The morning session will provide a brief introduction to the field of English as a New Language (ENL) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be introduced to the language acquisition process and how it impacts classroom instruction for ELLs. A cultural awareness component is included and teachers will learn strategies and tips for engaging ELLs in meaningful classroom instruction.

The afternoon session will focus on strategies for making Math content more accessible for ELLs in the general education classroom. Methods of scaffolding and differentiating instruction and materials to make content more comprehensible for ELLs will be the main area of focus. Content specific strategies will be introduced and applied.

Participants should bring a recent or future math lesson and an assessment from their class with them.

Lunch is on your own.

85. CSE and CPSE Chairpersons Training for New Chairpersons (3-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: 2/11/2019 to 2/13/2019

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 3 days* This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: * 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

86. Science Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Science

Dates: 2/12/2019

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.

Dates: 10/30/18, 2/12/19, 4/30/19

87. OHM BOCES Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas - Science

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Science teachers, department chairs, support staff

Dates: 2/12/2019

The morning session will provide a brief introduction to the field of English as a New Language (ENL) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be introduced to the language acquisition process and how it impacts classroom instruction for ELLs. A cultural awareness component is included and teachers will learn strategies and tips for engaging ELLs in meaningful classroom instruction.

The afternoon session will focus on strategies for making Science content more accessible for ELLs in the general education classroom. Methods of scaffolding and differentiating instruction and materials to make content more comprehensible for ELLs will be the main area of focus. Content specific strategies will be introduced and applied.

Participants should bring a recent or future science lesson and an assessment from their class with them.

Lunch is on your own.

88. OCM BOCES Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas - Science

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Science teachers, department chairs, support staff

Dates: 2/13/2019

The morning session will provide a brief introduction to the field of English as a New Language (ENL) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be introduced to the language acquisition process and how it impacts classroom instruction for ELLs. A cultural awareness component is included and teachers will learn strategies and tips for engaging ELLs in meaningful classroom instruction.

The afternoon session will focus on strategies for making Science content more accessible for ELLs in the general education classroom. Methods of scaffolding and differentiating instruction and materials to make content more comprehensible for ELLs will be the main area of focus. Content specific strategies will be introduced and applied.

Participants should bring a recent or future science lesson and an assessment from their class with them.

Lunch is on your own.

89. PK-5 Math Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 2/13/2019

Prior to each PK-5 Math Collaborative meeting this year a curricular topic will be selected to focus on. We will take a deep look at the standards from previous grade levels that lead into this topic as well as standards in subsequent grade levels that students should be ready to explore. We will explore and experience activities and lesson ideas to bring back to our schools that we can share with our students as we teach these topics. During each meeting we will collaboratively discuss how the teaching of the previous meeting’s idea went as we put them into practice in our own schools.

"The expectation is that you will attend all three collaboratives in order to maximize the experience for all."

10/4/2018

2/13/2019

5/8/2019

90. PK-5 Math Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 2/13/2019

In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had (2017) Tracy Johnston Zager describes the years she spent with highly skilled math teachers in a diverse range of settings and grades. Her book is jam-packed with new thinking from these vibrant classrooms. Zager frames her learning in the following chapters:

- Breaking the Cycle

- What do Mathematicians Do?

- Mathematicians Take Risks

- Mathematicians Make Mistakes

- Mathematicians are Precise

- Mathematicians Rise to a Challenge

- Mathematicians Ask Questions

- Mathematicians Connect Ideas

- Mathematicians Use Intuition

- Mathematicians Reason

- Mathematicians Work Together and Alone

Favorable Conditions for All Math Students

The book will be divided into approximate thirds. At each meeting we will discuss one-third of the book and develop ambitious mathematics activities that exemplify the practices outlined in the reading. Additionally, at each meeting participants will use take a deep dive into a selection of the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards to explore the changes and identify questions and/or tasks that align with the effective teaching practices.

The expectation is that you will attend all three collaboratives (10/4/18, 2/13/19, 5/8/19) in order to maximize the experience for all.

Cost of book for non-component district participants: $50

91. 6-12 Literacy Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Secondary ELA Educators

Dates: 2/14/2019

The 6-12 Literacy Collaborative provides secondary educators the opportunity to learn together in a collaborative setting to promote deeper knowledge of instructional strategies, practices, and ideas to strengthen student learning. Topics will be focused on developing advanced literacy skills students need for success.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:

-explore advanced literacies

-examine the instructional practices that promote advanced literacies

-design literacy-based learning experiences to foster student engagement and deeper learning

-share learning and resources with peers

The expectation is that participants will attend all three collaborative sessions in order to maximize the experience for all.

Dates: 11/13/18, 2/14/19, 4/30/19

Cost: Component - No Cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

92. OHM Supporting English Language Learners in the Content Areas - Social Studies

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

Audience: Grades 5-12 Social Studies teachers, department chairs, support staff

Dates: 2/14/2019

The morning session will provide a brief introduction to the field of English as a New Language (ENL) and English Language Learners (ELLs). Participants will be introduced to the language acquisition process and how it impacts classroom instruction for ELLs. A cultural awareness component is included and teachers will learn strategies and tips for engaging ELLs in meaningful classroom instruction.

The afternoon session will focus on strategies for making Social Studies content more accessible for ELLs in the general education classroom. Methods of scaffolding and differentiating instruction and materials to make content more comprehensible for ELLs will be the main area of focus. Content specific strategies will be introduced and applied.

Participants should bring a recent or future Social Studies lesson and an assessment from their class with them.

Lunch is on your own.

93. ONLINE: Language Acquisition

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

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 2/25/2019

This interactive course will focus on language development including first and additional language acquisition. Theories and practices in language learning will be explored through webinars, readings, videos, and discussions.

Participants will:

1. Investigate the stages of language acquisition.

2. Compare and contrast first and additional language learning.

3. Examine the features and functions of the English language.

4. Consider how language learning affects student performance.

Participants will have two weeks to complete the course which is worth two CTLE hours.

Participants will receive an email prior to course with sign in information.

Registration will close one week before course start.

94. On-line Book Study: Visible Learning for Literacy by Fisher, Frey, and Hattie

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Teachers K-12

Dates: 2/26/2019 to 3/12/2019

Wait List
Welcome to the ON-LINE: Book study- Visible Learning for Literacy

Visible Learning for Literacy is an approachable text highlighting the three stages of learning: surface, deep and transfer. Readers learn how to support and evaluate students through each stage of learning.

The text- Visible Learning For Literacy by Fisher, Frey, and Hattie will be sent through inner school mail. The reading and responses will be chunked into three sessions. Expected response dates are: Feb .26, March 5 and 12.

Within these dates, the work is self-paced.

Please sign up by Feb 7 to receive your text in time to participate.

This session is a repeat of the January 2018 session.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will: As a result of this workshop, teachers will: -Read the core text: Visible Learning for Literacy by Fisher, Frey, and Hattie -Reflect and respond regarding their instructional practices and learning from the reading -Incorporate and share new practices Non-component district participants: Daily rate ($220) plus materials.

95. Literacy Leadership

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 Teacher Leaders, Department Chairpersons, and Administrators responsible for ELA/Literacy curriculum

Dates: 2/26/2019

Literacy Leadership serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYS Next Generation ELA/Literacy Standards. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Literacy Leadership meetings, which includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers), as well as, building and district leaders. Designated literacy leaders will lead in-district implementation of the standards using turnkey training materials from NYS Staff and Curriculum Development Network. Literacy Leadership facilitators will model the turnkey training and assist each district in planning for implementation.

The expectation of participating in this group is:

1. Attend all three meetings during the year

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

3. Work with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district

4. Share learning from in-district implementation with other school districts

5. Designate or gain 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.

Dates: 10/24/18, 2/26/19, 5/7/19

The DEN Ambassador Program is a Discovery Education learning experience that helps build a community of educators who share, reflect, and learn together as they integrate digital media into their teaching practice. Participants will: » Gain a deeper understanding of Discovery Education resources, events, and learning opportunities » Learn instructional strategies for integrating digital resources » Connect to global community of growth-minded educators » Develop leadership and facilitation skills

97. Thousand Islands ONLY - 3rd Grade: What Explains the Similarities and Differences Between Organisms?

Program: Science Center

Audience: 3rd Grade Teachers - Thousand Islands District ONLY

Dates: 3/1/2019

Thousand Islands District ONLY. Day 2 continued training for the 3rd Grade: What Explains the Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? Teachers will have the opportunity to read through the curriculum program, explore materials, and discuss the major shifts in science education.

30-40 minute lunch on your own.

98. TALKS @ Fayetteville Free Library

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: Administrators and teacher leaders

Dates: 3/1/2019

New
The first steps toward change are difficult because many times we can not envision something being different from how things have always been done in the past. Join us at the FFL: Fab Lab to hear from a panel of teachers that have been doing things differently and learn from their experiences. The Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) is nationally and internationally renowned for its innovative programs, services, spaces, and collections. It has been named a Library Journal Star Library for nine years and is the home of the first library makerspace in the United States. This event will bring a panel of teachers from around the area that have transformed their instruction to allow their students to create a level of understanding that traditional lecture never accomplished. We will also have an opportunity to hear from Mike Cimino, the Director of STEAM and Making, and hear about his experiences with students who are allowed to create understanding. If there is time we will also have a tour of the Fab Lab and all that it has to offer.

99. 3rd Grade What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? - Rotation C+D, B (2 consecutive days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 3rd Grade teachers on Rotation C+D, B

Dates: 3/5/2019 to 3/6/2019

This professional development is for 3rd Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms?”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation C+D, B. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

This professional development is for 6th Grade teachers receiving the new science curriculum unit "Matter and Its Interactions”. This is only open to teachers on Rotation A+C. The two days will focus on the new science standards specific to your grade level and new curriculum materials units. This professional development is mandatory for the new curriculum unit. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the new unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the new standards and the associated instructional shifts. One lunch hour on your own.

Cost: Component - No cost

Non-Component - $220 per day/per teacher

OCM BOCES employees - $195 per day/per teacher

101. Solving Challenging Behaviors Through Social and Emotional Skill Teaching: Tier 2 Practices for Preschoolers

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: 3/6/2019

Strategies for developing and utilizing Tier 2, which represents practices that are targeted social emotional strategies to prevent problems. The prevention level includes the provision of targeted supports to children at risk of challenging behavior including explicit instruction and support, self-regulation, expressing and understanding emotions, developing social relationships and problem-solving. This training is aligned with Module 2 of the Pyramid Model, an evidence-based multi-tiered system of support for behavior. 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.