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1. NYSAA ELA, Mathematics and Science Administration Training

Program: Special Education Workshops

Audience: Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairs, Administrators, anyone administering the NYSAA in 2018-19

Dates: 12/10/2018

Starting Today
The NYSAA in ELA and Mathematics is given to students in grades 3-8 and at the secondary level based. The NYSAA in Science is given to students in grades 4, 8 and at the secondary level.

The day will begin with all participants together. Participants that have administered the NYSAA through DLM in the past do not need to attend the full day. You will be supported to complete the "Returning DLM Test Administrators" self-directed training and quizzes.

All participants will need a device to access webpages and online quizzes. We encourage you to bring your own. It is critical that prior to training you have been entered in the Educator Portal and you have logged into the DLM Moodle. At training, we will NOT be able to assist with Educator Portal.

2. Middle School Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

Dates: 12/10/2018

Starting Today
Participants will join a network of Middle School Educators to collaborate and discuss the local curriculum and implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). No prior knowledge of NYSSLS is necessary for participation in this network. The network will support educators in creating and implementing science curriculum. Meetings will be held throughout the year to develop resources and support participants. While all are encouraged to attend the meetings in person, a videoconferencing platform will be available for those who are attending from districts far from the BOCES Support Services Center in Norwich.

3. Students as Makers - Secondary

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-12

Dates: 12/11/2018

Starting Soon
Transform your classroom from students as consumers to students as creators! This workshop is available to teachers who are working to shift their mindset to a more student-focused or personalized means of learning. We will explore the importance of apps that support collaboration, computer science, technology integration, recycled materials or low-tech, and tools that assist in creating. Tap into the creative side of students to become the makers and inventors of products rather than the consumers of information.

4. Seal of Biliteracy Option

Program: Other

Audience: LOTE Teachers

Dates: 12/14/2018

NewStarting Soon
The World Language Teachers in the DCMO BOCES region have expressed an interest in learning more about how to start a Seal of Biliteracy option in their district. Candace Black, who has been an invaluable source of information on the topic to many across the state, will speak at this workshop.

Candace Black is a National Board Certified Teacher and International Baccalaureate Coordinator in the East Irondequoit Central School District. She has been the driving force behind the Seal of Biliteracy becoming a reality in NYS. She was at the forefront of the process to get the Seal of Biliteracy approved for pilot in NYS in 2014. She then piloted the Seal of Biliteracy in her district during the 2014-2015 school year, and subsequently presented her district's pilot of the Seal of Biliteracy to the Board of Regents in January 2016. She has provided professional development to teachers and districts on the Seal of Biliteracy in a number of settings, including delivering the keynote at the Capital East/COLT Regional Conference in 2016 on this topic.

This presentation will be supplemented with professional discussion surrounding the upcoming change in our standards.

Please join us in this great opportunity to start a Seal of Biliteracy option in your district. (Lunch will be on your own.)

5. High School Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 9-12

Dates: 12/17/2018

Participants will join a network of High School Educators to collaborate and discuss the local curriculum and implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). No prior knowledge of NYSSLS is necessary for participation in this network. The network will support educators in creating and implementing science curriculum. Meetings will be held throughout the year to develop resources and support participants. While all are encouraged to attend the meetings in person, a videoconferencing platform will be available for those who are attending from districts far from the BOCES Support Services Center in Norwich.

6. NYSED Dignity Act Training (DASA)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 12/18/2018

Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that everyone applying for teaching certification have 6 hours of coursework or training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

DCMO BOCES is an approved provider of this training.

Note: Any participant who is not an employee of DCMO BOCES or a DCMO Regional Component School will be charged $75 (will be billed either through a cross contract or invoiced separately).
A Professional Development activity that introduces the NYSSLS to any educators interested learning about the format, practices, and implementation of the Science Standards. The newly drafted New York State Science Learning Standards are based on the nationally developed Next Generation Science Standards. Techniques will be demonstrated on engaging learners and the development of learner-focused activities on exploration and subsequent explanation of science phenomena. This opportunity will give educators insight into the methods of student-centered learning of science and the implementation and the practices necessary for learners to become scientists and engineers.

8. Reading Intervention for Comprehension: Fluency and Vocabulary

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers, and ELA Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2019

New
In a Response to Intervention (RTI) model, Tier II interventions provide some students more time and support to access grade level material (Mattos, et.al, 2012). This reading intervention teaches vocabulary and fluency to scaffold comprehension for students who struggle with ELA or content area instructional texts.

Following suit with McKenna & Stahl's (2015) pathways to comprehension framework, Lorie will provide a lesson plan to frontload comprehension skills during intervention. This intervention is designed for students who can decode (read the words of) a story or article, but still struggle to comprehend grade level text. Perhaps they have "graduated" from CKI but need additional support.

Note: Participants should bring a text (story, article, etc.) their students will read in a content area classroom during the week(s) following the workshop. We will create intervention lesson plans to go with the text.

9. MAD Learn Lunch & Learn

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 1/10/2019

Mad Learn is a Mobile App Development program. We use apps in our everyday lives and not just games, but important apps like Google Maps, our Banking Apps, and perhaps most importantly the 'Find my Phone' App. This is not complicated, MAD Learn makes and easy to follow way to build your own app. Have you ever thought, I wish there was an APP for that? Well, come have the opportunity to build it and learn how to use this with your students.

10. Managing Children's Collections: from Acquisition to Weeding and Increasing Circulation 4 week eCourse

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Grades K-8 Librarians and other collaborating STEAM educators

Dates: 1/14/2019

New
Managing children’s materials in the library can be a challenge. Books look, feel, and age differently than they do in other collections. Multimedia and AV materials come and go quickly and must stand up to both the scrutiny of parents and handling by kids. The process begins long before physical items have arrived at the library and ends after weeding. In this new four-week eCourse, you’ll work through all the phases of the collection management circle of life—from initial selection to weeding—focusing on customer service and good stewardship of financial resources. Instructor and experienced children’s librarian Jill Burket Ragase covers Date: January 14 - February 10, 2019 Time: asynchronous Hours: 24 Location: Online Location: Online
A Professional Development activity that will provide support on how to create and implement curriculum for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) in grades Pre-Kindergarten through second grade. Participants will receive guidance and support in developing lessons on the Physical Science Strand of the NYSSLS. Techniques will be demonstrated on engaging learners and the development of learner-focused activities on exploration and subsequent explanation of science phenomena.

Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

12. Middle School Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Dates: 1/15/2019

New
Participants will join a network of Middle School Educators to collaborate and discuss the local curriculum and implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). No prior knowledge of NYSSLS is necessary for participation in this network. The network will support educators in creating and implementing science curriculum. Meetings will be held throughout the year to develop resources and support participants. While all are encouraged to attend the meetings in person, a videoconferencing platform will be available for those who are attending from districts far from the BOCES Support Services Center in Norwich.

MyLearningPlan Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

13. Taking STEAM Programs to the Next Level webinar

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Grades K-8 Librarians and other collaborating STEAM educators

Dates: 1/17/2019

New
Learn how to move beyond surface level programming and provide more engaging and meaningful experiences for youth around STEAM topics. Experiential Learning Supervisor Amy Holcomb teaches you inquiry-based learning techniques, provides you with specific programming ideas for varying age groups, and shares the best STEAM resources to use in your programming. This workshop teaches you how to provide relevant, development tally-appropriate, and interest-driven STEAM learning opportunities for youth in grades K-8. You'll learn how to modify programming models to present a deeper dive into STEAM topics without needing to be an expert.

14. What's New in the World of Growth Mindset?

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 1/18/2019

This workshop will focus on the work of Dr. Carol S. Dweck, using her book "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" as a starting point. Participants will receive an overview of the concepts of growth and fixed mindsets, and how each impacts motivation and achievement. This will lead into discussion of current brain research on intelligence and the ability to influence cognitive functioning throughout the lifespan. Articles and video clips from other researchers will be used to inform and enhance the discussion, introducing some updated information regarding Growth Mindset. Resources to help with application in the classroom and with parents will be shared.

Sample of Resources:


•Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, PhD, 2008


•Smarter Brains: The Science Behind Our Intelligence, Public Broadcasting System, 2013


•Afraid of Looking Dumb by Mark D. Jacobson, Educational Leadership, 2013


•Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler, 2016


•Cognitive Tutoring Induces Widespread Neuroplasticity..., Iuculano, Lee, Tenison, Fuchs..., 2015.

15. Supporting Teen Services: Fostering Community, Programming, and Outreach 4 week eCourse

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Grades K-8 Librarians and other collaborating STEAM educators

Dates: 1/21/2019

New
More and more public libraries recognize that for their library to remain relevant to teens they must consider the way teens desire to interact, create, and drive their own library experience. Teenagers enter the library with a unique set of needs, expectations, and capacities that make them a vital and distinctive user group. To serve this population effectively, it’s not enough to know how to answer their reference questions or acquire YA novels—you need to be able to work with teens, not just for them or alongside them. This applies to School Librarians too! Also shows a common connection for public and school librarian collaboration! Date: January 21 - February 17, 2019 Time: asynchronous Hours: 24 Location: Online

16. MTSS Benchmark and Screener Follow up

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: K-12 teachers, Administrators,

Dates: 1/22/2019

New
This day will be working with AImsweb Plus and Fastbridge, actually taking their exams and having a rep available for questions. You did not have to attend the first one.

17. Partners in Literacy: How Schools and Public Librarians Can Work Together

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians, Designated Communication Coordinators

Dates: 1/24/2019

TMore and more public libraries recognize that for their library to remain relevant to teens they must consider the way teens desire to interact, create, and drive their own library experience. Teenagers enter the library with a unique set of needs, expectations, and capacities that make them a vital and distinctive user group. To serve this population effectively, it’s not enough to know how to answer their reference questions or acquire YA novels—you need to be able to work with teens, not just for them or alongside them. This applies to School Librarians too! Also shows a common connection for public and school librarian collaboration! Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hours: 4 Location: Sidney Public Library

18. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 1/24/2019

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians. Each district designates a Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings, but all members are welcome to attend!

19. SLS- Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians/ Council Members

Dates: 1/24/2019

SLS Advisory Council members are chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend, but only members of the council may vote on recommendations.
A Professional Development activity that will provide support on how to create and implement curriculum for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) in grades third through fifth. Participants will receive guidance and support in developing lessons on the Physical Science Strand of the NYSSLS. Techniques will be demonstrated on engaging learners and the development of learner-focused activities on exploration and subsequent explanation of science phenomena. MyLearningPlan Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

21. Google Classroom

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers, Tech Leaders, and Principals

Dates: 1/28/2019

New
This day is a learning opportunity for teachers new to Google Classroom, as well as teachers who have been successfully implementing it. Be prepared to get an overview of how Google Classroom works, and share hurdles and successes in a PLC learning format. Teachers will receive support in setting up their own Google Classrooms as well as best strategies for classroom integration.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the fundamentals of setting up a Google Classroom
  • Learn and share strategies and best practices for classroom integration
  • 22. Computer Coding for All

    Program: Science

    Audience: Educators in Grades 3-5

    Dates: 1/29/2019

    New
    This workshop is for those that are interested in computer science in the classroom as a means to support content and skills. No prior knowledge of computer science or coding is necessary. Participants will be given examples and opportunities to explore coding with the idea of creating a project for students in the classroom. This workshop will have follow up support in assisting teachers as they develop their own project that will integrate computer science. Resources such as apps centered on block coding, as well as, project ideas will be shared with participants. Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

    23. Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr K-2)

    Program: English Language Arts

    Audience: Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers and ELA Teachers

    Dates: 1/29/2019

    New
    In this workshop, we take a deeper dive into Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will investigate how the revised standards apply the "Simple View of Reading" in a progression for building both code-based and meaning-based reading skills. We will study writing, language, vocabulary, and speaking/listening from a perspective of what is "developmentally appropriate." As we do, we’ll answer these questions: -What goes into effective reading comprehension? -How do we set a foundation for engaged, collaborative environments? -What texts are appropriate for instruction of young readers? -What is contained in a unit of study that is both engaging and builds knowledge? The answers to these questions will help us figure out what we’ll need to do to revise our existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    24. Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr K-2)

    Program: English Language Arts

    Audience: Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers and ELA Teachers

    Dates: 1/31/2019

    New
    In this workshop, we take a deeper dive into Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will investigate how the revised standards apply the "Simple View of Reading" in a progression for building both code-based and meaning-based reading skills. We will study writing, language, vocabulary, and speaking/listening from a perspective of what is "developmentally appropriate." As we do, we’ll answer these questions: -What goes into effective reading comprehension? -How do we set a foundation for engaged, collaborative environments? -What texts are appropriate for instruction of young readers? -What is contained in a unit of study that is both engaging and builds knowledge? The answers to these questions will help us figure out what we’ll need to do to revise our existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    25. Mindfulness for Librarians: Handling Stress and Thriving Under Pressure 4 week eCourse

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: Grades K-8 Librarians and other collaborating STEAM educators

    Dates: 2/4/2019

    New
    Do you ever find yourself feeling overwhelmed or stressed at work? Throughout this four-week eCourse, you’ll learn tips and tricks to better handle stress and become more mindful in the workplace. Instructors Richard Moniz and Martin House will discuss burnout theory and the overall impact it has on you, library users, and your organization as a whole. You’ll be introduced to mindfulness, discuss its significance and how it relates to the library profession, and learn techniques to put theory into practice. The practical strategies you learn can be implemented right away to succeed in your position and thrive under pressure. Format: 4 week online asynchronous course Date: February 4 - March 3, 2019 Time: asynchronous Hours: 30 Location: Online

    26. The Meaningful Math Class Grades 6-9

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades 6-9 Teachers of Math (including Algebra I), AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teacher

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

    New
    Bringing together information, research, and strategies from a variety of experts in the field of mathematics education, this 2-day workshop will inform participants of current best practice. Time will be spent on fostering student interest and motivation, growth mindset practices that increase participation, engaging students in productive class discussions, and resources that are available to help teachers make their lessons and courses meaningful for students.

    Nan will engage participants with readings, lesson examples, activities, video clips, and discussion. There will also be time allocated for teachers to explore resources and plan for their own classrooms.

    27. Introduction to Project Based Learning

    Program: Science

    Audience: Educators in Grades 3-5

    Dates: 2/5/2019

    New
    This introduction to Project Based Learning will give educators an insight in creating lessons that are student-focused and use the methods of understanding by design approach to learning. This activity is for the teacher that is interested in collaborating with other teachers to create interdisciplinary projects. Themes of Project Based Learning pair well with the Science Learning Standards as well as the Social Studies Learning Standards. Participants will be introduced to the practices of Project Based Learning that inspire students to create, plan, collaborate and produce projects based on the skills taught in all subject areas. MyLearningPlan Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

    28. ACEs and Beyond: Trauma and School-Age Children

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Staff

    Dates: 2/6/2019

    Closed
    In this workshop, participants will receive information on the effects of trauma on children and how it may impact their school experience. Types of trauma and behaviors that are observable in a school setting will be outlined, along with strategies that school staff can implement to help students be successful.

    29. NEW Mentor Training

    Program: Leadership

    Audience: All Mentor Teachers

    Dates: 2/6/2019

    New
    New mentors will receive training required by the New York State Education Department. They will review mentoring regulations, learn instructional coaching strategies, and review principles of adult learning.

    30. Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr 3-5)

    Program: English Language Arts

    Audience: Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers and ELA Teachers

    Dates: 2/7/2019

    New
    In this workshop, we take a deeper dive into Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will investigate how the revised standards apply the "Simple View of Reading" in a progression for building both code-based and meaning-based reading skills. We will study writing, language, vocabulary, and speaking/listening from a perspective of building a foundation for advanced literacies for the 21st Century. As we do, we’ll answer these questions: -What goes into effective reading comprehension? -How do we set a foundation for engaged, collaborative environments? -What texts are appropriate for instruction? -What is contained in a unit of study that is engaging and builds knowledge? The answers to these questions will help us figure out what we’ll need to do to revise our existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    31. Middle Level Science - NYSSLS Planning of a Storyline

    Program: Science

    Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

    Dates: 2/11/2019

    New
    A collaborative professional development activity that requests the expertise of middle level science educators in the region to dedicate resources towards developing and implementing a science unit or storyline based on the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). This initial meeting will be used to brainstorm possible topics in development of a unit. Subsequent meetings will be held during the summer to create curriculum materials that drive the storyline. The network members will be responsible for implementing the unit in the classroom during the 2019/20 school year. Feedback from classroom visits and teacher narratives during the school year will be used to further edit and adapt the unit. MyLearningPlan Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

    32. Introduction to Mindfulness: Learning Attention In Support of Relationships, Achievement, and Classroom Community

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

    Dates: 2/14/2019

    New
    Mindfulness practices - which cultivate self-awareness and emotional balance - can benefit all students, especially those whose lives are challenged by adverse experiences. Mindfulness is based in the science of the brain, the stress-response system, and social-emotional development. Participants will learn body, breath and movement practices for their own well-being and stress management, then learn the basics of teaching the same to students.
    This workshop will be a prerequisite to a Level Two Mindfulness workshop. Wear comfortable clothing suited for gentle movement. Bring a towel of exercise mat to sit upon; you may choose to sit on the floor for some activities.

    33. DCMO BOCES February Principals Meeting

    Program: Leadership

    Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

    Dates: 2/15/2019

    This year, principal's meetings will be held on alternate BOCES campuses. Participants will have an opportunity to visit their district students' classrooms and lunch made by our culinary students will be provided. Agendas for these meetings will be provided via the principal's listserv.

    34. Google Classroom

    Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

    Audience: Teachers, Tech Leaders, and Principals

    Dates: 2/26/2019

    New
    This day is a learning opportunity for teachers new to Google Classroom, as well as teachers who have been successfully implementing it. Be prepared to get an overview of how Google Classroom works, and share hurdles and successes in a PLC learning format. Teachers will receive support in setting up their own Google Classrooms as well as best strategies for classroom integration.

    Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the fundamentals of setting up a Google Classroom
  • Learn and share strategies and best practices for classroom integration
  • 35. Math Workshop Model for Grades K-2

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers of Math, AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    New
    Are you looking for ideas for changing the structure of your math lessons? In response to regional teachers seeking to vary their instructional plans, this workshop will focus on the concepts and formats offered in the Math Solutions title Math Workshop, Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More. Other resources will be used in conjunction with this book.

    The NYS Next Generation Math Standards also require that grades K-2 utilize more play to foster curiosity and engagement. This will be included in conversation and participants will experience tasks and activities to learn math in ways that support play and student engagement. Participants will learn about the components of Math Workshop, including how to adjust the lessons in their current series to work with the new format. Examples of adjusted lessons from Eureka Math & Go Math (and possibly others) will be used.

    36. PreK-2 Implementation of Earth and Space Science Activities

    Program: Science

    Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    New
    A Professional Development activity that will provide support on how to create and implement curriculum for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) in grades Pre-Kindergarten through second grade. Participants will receive guidance and support in developing lessons on the Earth and Space Science Strand of the NYSSLS. Techniques will be demonstrated on engaging learners and the development of learner-focused activities on exploration and subsequent explanation of science phenomena. MyLearningPlan Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

    37. The Enduring Issue Essay

    Program: Instructional Strategies

    Audience: Global History and Geography Teachers, P-12 Social Studies Teachers

    Dates: 2/27/2019

    The Global History and Geography Framework Enduring Issue Essay: Participants in the session will review the components of the Framework Regents Exam and be introduced to the Enduring Issues Essay. Learning how to score the essay using exemplars from NYSED will be a focus of this workshop.

    38. The Meaningful Math Class Grades 3-5

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers of Math, AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2019 to 3/1/2019

    Bringing together information, research, and strategies from a variety of experts in the field of mathematics education, this 2-day workshop will inform participants of current best practice. Time will be spent on fostering student interest and motivation, growth mindset practices that increase participation, engaging students in productive class discussions, and resources that are available to help teachers make their lessons and courses meaningful for students.


    Nan will engage participants with readings, lesson examples, activities, video clips, and discussion. There will also be time allocated for teachers to explore resources and plan for their own classrooms.


    Note: There will be a PK-2 version of this workshop developed for the Winter/Spring catalog release. (A grades 6-9 version will be held on December 18 & 19.)

    39. Digital Citizenship 101

    Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

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

    New
    This two day workshop is packed with resources that will help participants understand what digital citizenship is and why it's important. Participants will have time and opportunity to evaluate their own district's dig cit practices and policies and prioritize areas for further development. We will look at approaches for embedding digital citizenship skills and attitudes in multiple grade levels and content areas. Finally, we will work on building a foundation of digital citizenship systematically at the school and district levels.

    Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of what it means to be a responsible digital citizen, both educationally and socially.
  • Assess current district practices and policies to develop a list of priorities.
  • Develop a systematic way to integrate digital literacy skills and attitudes at all grade levels and subject areas.
  • 40. DCMO BOCES March Principals' Meeting

    Program: Leadership

    Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

    Dates: 3/8/2019

    This year, principal's meetings will be held on alternate BOCES campuses. Participants will have an opportunity to visit their district students' classrooms and lunch made by our culinary students will be provided. Agendas for these meetings will be provided via the principal's listserv.

    41. Civic Online Learning with SHEG

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: 6-12 Educators

    Dates: 3/11/2019

    New
    Civic Online Reasoning - Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) Information floods our phones, tablets, and laptops and young people, in particular, rely on this information to learn about the world. Yet evidence suggests that students struggle to evaluate digital content. Schools and teachers should help students learn effective evaluation strategies—but what should they teach? For the last several years, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) has developed assessments of online reasoning and analyzed thousands of student responses to better understand how students reason about online information. Additionally, they have researched how professional fact checkers evaluate digital content and developed new lessons for teaching online reasoning based on the strategies fact checkers used. In this workshop, participants will get an inside look at SHEG’s assessments and lessons as they learn about effective approaches to evaluating online information and strategies for supporting students to learn these approaches. As part of the workshop, participants will examine student responses to assessments of online reasoning, participate in model lessons that aim to teach online reasoning, and plan for how to incorporate these ideas and approaches into their own classes. This workshop is presented in collaboration with the BT, DCMO, and ONC BOCES School Library Systems. Date: Monday, March 11, 2019 Time: All-day (TBA) Hours: 6 Location: Binghamton University (TBA) Audience: 6-12 educators

    42. Math Workshop Model For Grades 3-5

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers of Math, AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 3/13/2019

    New
    Are you looking for ideas for changing the structure of your math lessons? In response to regional teachers seeking to vary their instructional plans, this workshop will focus on the concepts and formats offered in the Math Solutions title Math Workshop, Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More. Other resources will be used in conjunction with this book.

    The NYS Next Generation Math Standards include the same Math Practice Standards as the CCSS. This will be included in conversation and participants will experience tasks and activities to learn math in ways that support the math practice standard and student engagement. Participants will learn about the components of Math Workshop, including how to adjust the lessons in their current series to work with the new format. Examples of adjusted lessons from Eureka Math & Go Math (and possibly others) will be used.

    43. Reading and Writing Argument: Gr 6-12

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: ELA Teachers, Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers and AIS Teachers

    Dates: 3/19/2019

    New
    The ability to read and write evidence-based arguments is critical to accessing social and economic opportunities in the information age of the 21st Century.
    In this workshop, participants will first deconstruct the key goals for reading and writing argument in the Next Generation ELA Standards, noting developmental progressions through the grades.
    Then participants will practice working collaboratively in a content-based approach, where text-based discussion provides a supportive context for negotiating the meaning of complex texts. We will apply close-reading strategies to the analysis and evaluation of written arguments. Then we will formulate questions and compose evidence-based claims. We'll consider how explicit instruction of language structures, consistent writing routines, and scaffolds for planning and organizing can support students as they develop arguments. Sample protocols, rubrics, and planning tools will be provided.
    Finally, we'll consider potential revisions to existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    44. Middle School Science Educators Network

    Program: Science

    Dates: 3/19/2019

    New
    Participants will join a network of Middle School Educators to collaborate and discuss the local curriculum and implementation of the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). No prior knowledge of NYSSLS is necessary for participation in this network. The network will support educators in creating and implementing science curriculum. Meetings will be held throughout the year to develop resources and support participants. While all are encouraged to attend the meetings in person, a videoconferencing platform will be available for those who are attending from districts far from the BOCES Support Services Center in Norwich.

    MyLearningPlan Objectives: Students and Learning: Respond to diverse learning needs Content and Instructional Planning: Demonstrate content knowledge; Connect concepts and engage learners; Use diverse instructional strategies; Design learning to connect prior knowledge Instructional Practice: Use a variety of approaches to meet student needs; Engage students to develop multi-disciplinary skills; Monitor student progress and adapt instruction Learning Environment: Create a respectful/safe/inclusive environment; Use resources to create safe/productive environment Assessment for Student Learning: Use a range of assessment tools; Use assessment data to monitor progress/differentiate Professional Responsibilities and Collaboration: Uphold professional standards; Comply with relevant laws and policies Professional Growth: Engage in ongoing professional development; Remain current in content knowledge/pedagogy

    45. Regional Collaborative Peer Group: Grade 6 Math

    Program: Math

    Audience: 6th Grade Math Teachers

    Dates: 3/22/2019

    New
    Recognizing that many of the teachers in our region do not have a grade-level peer in their buildings, this session was requested by several 6th grade math teachers. These sessions bring the opportunity for area teachers to meet and work with others who teach the same content. While Nan will share resources from math research, NYSED, and her statewide professional development, the day is scheduled to allow teachers to work together on their common instructional and curriculum needs and questions. **you may want to bring a laptop or other device for planning and updating resources

    46. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Certification Training)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Staff

    Dates: 3/27/2019

    New
    Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    What will participants learn? The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling 1/4 rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: 1) assess for risk of suicide or harm; 2) listen non-judgmentally; 3) give reassurance and information; 4) encourage appropriate professional help; and 5) encourage self-help and other support strategies.

    Note: The Mental Health First Aid content is 8 hours. Please note that the start and end times for the day are different than typical BOCES workshops. There is a $20 charge for the book given in this workshop.

    47. Reading and Writing Argument: Gr 6-12

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: ELA Teachers, Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers and AIS Teachers

    Dates: 3/28/2019

    New
    The ability to read and write evidence-based arguments is critical to accessing social and economic opportunities in the information age of the 21st Century.
    In this workshop, participants will first deconstruct the key goals for reading and writing argument in the Next Generation ELA Standards, noting developmental progressions through the grades.
    Then participants will practice working collaboratively in a content-based approach, where text-based discussion provides a supportive context for negotiating the meaning of complex texts. We will apply close-reading strategies to the analysis and evaluation of written arguments. Then we will formulate questions and compose evidence-based claims. We'll consider how explicit instruction of language structures, consistent writing routines, and scaffolds for planning and organizing can support students as they develop arguments. Sample protocols, rubrics, and planning tools will be provided.
    Finally, we'll consider potential revisions to existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    48. Math Workshop Model for Grades K-2

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers of Math, AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 4/1/2019

    New
    Are you looking for ideas for changing the structure of your math lessons? In response to regional teachers seeking to vary their instructional plans, this workshop will focus on the concepts and formats offered in the Math Solutions title Math Workshop, Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More. Other resources will be used in conjunction with this book.

    The NYS Next Generation Math Standards also require that grades K-2 utilize more play to foster curiosity and engagement. This will be included in conversation and participants will experience tasks and activities to learn math in ways that support play and student engagement. Participants will learn about the components of Math Workshop, including how to adjust the lessons in their current series to work with the new format. Examples of adjusted lessons from Eureka Math & Go Math (and possibly others) will be used.

    49. Math Workshop Model For Grades 3-5

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades 3-5 Teachers of Math, AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 4/2/2019

    New
    Are you looking for ideas for changing the structure of your math lessons? In response to regional teachers seeking to vary their instructional plans, this workshop will focus on the concepts and formats offered in the Math Solutions title Math Workshop, Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflection, and More. Other resources will be used in conjunction with this book.

    The NYS Next Generation Math Standards include the same Math Practice Standards as the CCSS. This will be included in conversation and participants will experience tasks and activities to learn math in ways that support the math practice standard and student engagement. Participants will learn about the components of Math Workshop, including how to adjust the lessons in their current series to work with the new format. Examples of adjusted lessons from Eureka Math & Go Math (and possibly others) will be used.

    50. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: Teachers

    Dates: 4/3/2019

    New
    Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that everyone applying for teaching certification have 6 hours of coursework or training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

    DCMO BOCES is an approved provider of this training.

    Note: Any participant who is not an employee of DCMO BOCES or a DCMO Regional Component School will be charged $75 (will be billed either through a cross contract or invoiced separately).

    51. DCMO BOCES April Principals' Meeting

    Program: Leadership

    Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

    Dates: 4/5/2019

    This year, principal's meetings will be held on alternate BOCES campuses. Participants will have an opportunity to visit their district students' classrooms and lunch made by our culinary students will be provided. Agendas for these meetings will be provided via the principal's listserv.

    52. Mindfulness Level Two: Working with Emotions and Monitoring Stress

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

    Dates: 4/11/2019

    New
    Participants who learned about Mindfulness for self-care in Level One will get really specific in this workshop about taking Mindfulness activities to the classroom.

    We will learn how mindfulness practices can build skills for self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy. We will learn specific ways to talk to students about how brains and bodies respond to stress, and how mindfulness can help us make good choices.

    Note: Introduction to Mindfulness is a prerequisite to this workshop. Please bring the book, "The Way of Mindful Education" from the intro workshop.

    Wear comfortable clothing suited for gentle movement. Bring a towel of exercise mat to sit upon; you may choose to sit on the floor for some activities.

    NOTE: There is a $125 charge for anyone who is registering and is not from a DCMO BOCES school component district.

    53. Best New YA (6-12) Books w/ Kathleen O'Dean

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: English Teachers/ Reading Specialists /Special Education Teachers/ Literacy Coaches/ Librarians/Media Specialists/ Library Paraprofessional

    Dates: 4/12/2019

    New
    Best New YA Books (Grades 6-12)with Kathleen Odean

    Back by popular demand! In this lively and practical one-day workshop, Kathleen Odean will introduce outstanding books published during the last year, with excellent new fiction and nonfiction, and useful ideas for promoting the books and integrating them into classrooms. The workshop highlights top fiction books, including genre fiction, with strong choices for curricular use, independent reading, summer reading lists, and library collections. She introduces first-rate nonfiction published for teens, characterized by excellent writing, research, and visuals and presents pairings of fiction and nonfiction books across the curriculum. Participants learn about activities, websites, print resources, and display ideas for motivating teens to read these and other books. The day includes time for participants to participate in activities and share ideas. Participants receive a 100-page handout filled with resources, booklists, activity ideas, and more.
    NOTE:
    Please bring a laptop or other device, so you can make a book list for future purchases. Kathleen Odean also shares helpful web resources. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
    Presenter: Kathleen O'Dean Date: Friday, April 12, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (registration 8-8:30 a.m.) Hours: 6 Location: Craven Hall (rm #31), Morris Hall, SUNY Oneonta

    54. LEGO MINDSTORMS

    Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

    Audience: Educators of Grades 4 and above

    Dates: 4/24/2019

    New
    In this workshop participants will explore the Lego MindStorms EV3 Robotics kit to see how it can be used to support teaching of science, technology, engineering and math. This is a hands-on workshop with time to practice with the EV3 units, instructional materials, and programming platform. Note: This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

    55. Communication Coordinator Meeting & PD/ Workshop/ Usergroup

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: School Librarians, Designated Communication Coordinators

    Dates: 4/25/2019

    The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians. Each district designates a Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings, but all members are welcome to attend!

    We will start at 8:30 with a workshop/PD/usergroup for all our school librarians in the morning. The Communication Coordinator meeting will be after lunch and the Council will meet from 3:00-4:00pm.

    56. School Librarian Leadership Collaborative

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: school librarians and library paraprofessionals

    Dates: 4/25/2019

    New
    Librarians will learn and work together on plans for Advocacy, Policy, School Library Website, books study, or literacy project (summer reading/ public library partnership/ RAR)

    Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019

    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Hours: 4

    Location: DCMO BOCES Delaware Room

    Audience: school librarians and library paraprofessionals

    57. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: School Librarians

    Dates: 4/25/2019

    The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians. Each district designates a Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings, but all members are welcome to attend!

    58. SLS- Council Meeting

    Program: School Library Systems

    Audience: School Librarians/ Council Members

    Dates: 4/25/2019

    SLS Advisory Council members are chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend, but only members of the council may vote on recommendations.

    59. Mindfulness Level Three: Social-Emotional Learning Connection (Gr 6-12)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff (who have attended Levels One and Two)

    Dates: 4/26/2019

    New
    This workshop explicitly links mindfulness practices to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies: self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

    Level 3 expands our understanding of self-care and how a psychosomatic response to stress can impact learning. Participants will consider routines, school-wide protocols, and Tier II interventions, and alternatives to compliance-based approaches to behavior management. Participants will receive tools and lessons to develop social awareness, relationship skills, and conscious decision-making.

    Note: Mindfulness Level One and Two are prerequisites for this workshop.

    Participants should please bring their copy of "The Way of Mindful Education" from Mindfulness Level One and their journal from Mindfulness Level Two. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat for sitting on the floor if you like. Dress in layers.

    60. Mindfulness Level Three: Social-Emotional Learning Connection (Gr K-5)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff (who have attended Levels One and Two)

    Dates: 5/7/2019

    New
    This workshop explicitly links mindfulness practices to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies: self-awareness, self-regulation, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

    Level 3 expands our understanding of self-care and how a psychosomatic response to stress can impact learning. Participants will consider routines, school-wide protocols, and Tier II interventions, and alternatives to compliance-based approaches to behavior management. Participants will receive tools and lessons that use play and exploration to develop social awareness, relationship skills, and conscious decision-making.

    Note: Mindfulness Level One and Two are prerequisites for this workshop.

    Participants should please bring their copy of "The Way of Mindful Education" from Mindfulness Level One and their journal from Mindfulness Level Two. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or mat for sitting on the floor if you like. Dress in layers.

    61. ACEs and Beyond: Trauma and School-Age Children

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Staff

    Dates: 5/9/2019

    New
    In this workshop, participants will receive information on the effects of trauma on children and how it may impact their school experience. Types of trauma and behaviors that are observable in a school setting will be outlined, along with strategies that school staff can implement to help students be successful.

    62. Teaching with Text Sets (Gr 3-5)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: Teachers of all content areas, Librarians, Reading Teachers, Special Educators (especially co-teachers)

    Dates: 5/14/2019 to 5/15/2019

    New
    Most of our classrooms include learners with a wide range of reading abilities. Instructing from sets of texts that stick to a single topic, but provide a variety of genre, perspective, and difficulty level, helps all learners grasp content knowledge. It also provides opportunity for teaching writing, vocabulary, language, and text structures (Lesaux & Galloway).
    High interest text sets can engage students with topics that matter to them and the world. Sets can provide opportunities for Science, Social Studies, and the arts to be reemphasized. Content literacy is practiced with purpose.
    On day one of this workshop, participants will see and experience a model text set and consider various design tools. Day two includes time for reading and planning text sets for classroom use. Participants should bring topic ideas, and texts if they have them, from which they might build a set.
    Participants are encouraged to attend with a planning partner or team, including their librarian, whose expertise in text-selection will be invaluable to the process. Please bring standards for you content area(s).
    Participants might first want to attend “Grades 3-5 Next Generation ELA Standards," which sets the stage for this workshop.

    63. DCMO BOCES May Principals Meeting

    Program: Leadership

    Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

    Dates: 5/17/2019

    This year, principal's meetings will be held on alternate BOCES campuses. Participants will have an opportunity to visit their district students' classrooms and lunch made by our culinary students will be provided. Agendas for these meetings will be provided via the principal's listserv.

    64. Eureka Math K-5: The Story of Units

    Program: Math

    Audience: Grades K-5 Teachers of Math and Paraprofessional who are New to Teaching Eureka Math/EngageNY Math

    Dates: 5/21/2019

    New
    The EngageNY Math Modules/Eureka Math is still the most widely used K-5 math series in our region. Teachers who were working when the transition to the modules occurred were offered multiple workshop opportunities through BOCES. Since years have passed, many teachers have been hired and are expected to teach with the modules, but have not had any formal professional development on their structures, their models, or their alignment. This workshop is for those teachers who could benefit from getting the overall understanding of the K-5 program: A Story of Units. Time will be spent highlighting the coherence across the grades, the build up of models and algorithms, and the structures that are utilized. They will also be introduced to available resources to help support their implementation of the program.

    65. Meaning-Based Reading skills Instruction Grades K-2

    Program: English Language Arts

    Audience: K-2 Teachers, Reading Teachers, Intervention and AIS Providers

    Dates: 5/21/2019

    New
    "To become readers, students must develop both the skills and knowledge to read the words...(code-based skills) and to understand complex texts (meaning-based skills) (Lessaux & Gallaway). This workshop focuses on the meaning-based skills instruction with authentic texts that are rich in concepts and vocabulary.

    First we'll review the components of reading comprehension and the Next Generation Standards associated with that learning. We will consider the text-types recommended in the Standards. Then Lorie will model a lesson which includes meaning-based skills instruction and text-dependent questioning. Participants will receive a lesson planning tool. Teachers will then explore other available lesson plans of their choice and/or begin creating a lesson of their own.

    Finally we'll consider how we might revise our existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    Please bring a topic idea from your curriculum and a short, engaging non-fiction text that supports that topic. Email Lorie if you have questions: ostrandl@dcmoboces.com

    66. Meaning-Based Reading skills Instruction Grades K-2

    Program: English Language Arts

    Audience: K-2 Teachers, Reading Teachers, Intervention and AIS Providers

    Dates: 5/29/2019

    New
    "To become readers, students must develop both the skills and knowledge to read the words...(code-based skills) and to understand complex texts (meaning-based skills) (Lessaux & Gallaway). This workshop focuses on the meaning-based skills instruction with authentic texts that are rich in concepts and vocabulary.

    First we'll review the components of reading comprehension and the Next Generation Standards associated with that learning. We will consider the text-types recommended in the Standards. Then Lorie will model a lesson which includes meaning-based skills instruction and text-dependent questioning. Participants will receive a lesson planning tool. Teachers will then explore other available lesson plans of their choice and/or begin creating a lesson of their own.

    Finally we'll consider how we might revise our existing curricula to be ready for full Next Generation ELA implementation in the fall of 2020.

    Please bring a topic idea from your curriculum and a short, engaging non-fiction text that supports that topic. Email Lorie if you have questions: ostrandl@dcmoboces.com

    67. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Certification Training)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: All Staff

    Dates: 5/30/2019

    New
    Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is a public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

    What will participants learn? The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling 1/4 rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: 1) assess for risk of suicide or harm; 2) listen non-judgmentally; 3) give reassurance and information; 4) encourage appropriate professional help; and 5) encourage self-help and other support strategies.

    Note: The Mental Health First Aid content is 8 hours. Please note that the start and end times for the day are different than typical BOCES workshops. There is a $20 charge for the book given in this workshop.

    68. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

    Program: Social & Emotional Learning

    Audience: Anyone looking to fulfill teacher certification requirements

    Dates: 7/29/2019

    New
    Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that everyone applying for teaching certification have 6 hours of coursework or training on the social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

    DCMO BOCES is an approved provider of this training.

    Note: Any participant who is not an employee of DCMO BOCES or a DCMO Regional Component School will be charged $75 (will be billed either through a cross contract or invoiced separately).

    69. NEW Mentor Training

    Program: Leadership

    Audience: All Mentor Teachers

    Dates: 8/22/2019

    New
    New mentors will receive training required by the New York State Education Department. They will review mentoring regulations, learn instructional coaching strategies, and review principles of adult learning.