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1. Communication Coordinator Meeting & PD/ Workshop/ Usergroup

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians, Designated Communication Coordinators

Dates: 4/25/2019

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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 8:30am-9:30am with the Communication Coordinator meeting, followed by workshop/PD/usergroup 9:30am-3:00pm for all our school librarians in the morning
The Council will meet from 3:00-4:00pm.

2. SLS- Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians/ Council Members

Dates: 4/25/2019

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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.

3. Math & Movement Workshop

Program: Math

Audience: Pre K - Grade 5 Teachers, Physical Education and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/3/2019

"Math & Movement" supplements all existing curriculums and is research-based and classroom-tested. This workshop will help students strengthen numeracy and literacy; boost student achievement; and increase focus, concentration, and critical thinking. Participants will learn kinesthetic strategies for developing fluency and deep conceptual understanding of math concepts. Participants will also learn easy-to-appy and powerful techniques for extra math practice and brain breaks. Participants will be given methods for documenting the effectiveness of the strategies given.

All participants will receive: the "Math & Movement" Training Manual and option to download the e-book version of the manual; both the Instructor Guide and Student Workbook for "Multiply With Me, Learning to Multiply Can Be Fun" Multiplication Set (e-books); 6 digital "Math & Movement" Skip Counting Banners; Common Core lesson plans (coupon codes to download at no charge); and "Buddies: A Math Adventure." The value of the teacher giveaways for this workshop is over $120 per participant.

Note: Cost for this workshop is $125 per participant.

4. Introduction to Project Based Learning

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 3-5

Dates: 5/7/2019

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.

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

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 5/9/2019

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.

6. Model Schools

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Administrators, and Model schools Representatives

Dates: 5/9/2019

Google Creator, Create your own VR experiences and Google Earth Pro- How it works.

7. Technology Coordinators

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Technology Coordinators, Instructional Technology

Dates: 5/9/2019

Quarterly Technology Coordinators meeting

8. Computer Coding for All (Gr: 6-12)

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-12

Dates: 5/10/2019

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.
8:30-11:15 Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: What's different? Grades K-3 Instruction in the 5 pillars of reading is necessary-but not sufficient-for teaching English language learners to read and write proficiently in English. In this workshop, participants will examine: -An overview of second language acquisition -What is different about teaching the key components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) to ELLs -Strategies for before, during and after reading supports -How to create opportunities to develop oral language -Cross-linguistic relationships in second-language learners and the sociocultural contexts for literacy development. Here is a link to the google slides that I generally use-
12:15-3:00 Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners in Grades 3-8 This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area. Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify the academic vocabulary needed for success in the subject area and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. Teachers will be able to choose key academic vocabulary for direct instruction from their content area to incorporate into an explicit vocabulary routine, and also focus on word learning strategies (context clues, root words and affixes, dictionary use and cognate awareness). Here is a link to the vocabulary workshop slides-

11. Gradeful -

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: K-8 teachers

Dates: 5/15/2019

What is Gradeful? What can it grade? Gradeful is an online service that automatically grades assignments and tests for K-8 teachers. Currently, Gradeful can grade questions where there is a single correct answer which is numeric (single, multi digit, and formulas), multiple choice, bubble sheet, or written letters/word (up to three words). For all of these types of questions it is very important that the worksheet or test is "structured". By "structured" we mean there is a predefined location where the student writes his/her answer. Examples of this include a box where the student writes their answer, a line where the student writes their answer, a bubble sheet where the student fills in a particular bubble, etc..

12. SLS and Grade Level Reading Call to Action Breakfast

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians, Teacher, Support Staff

Dates: 5/17/2019

SLS and GLR: Moving from Conversation to Action: The 3rd Grade Reading Imperative

In this meeting, you will be joined by civic, business, government, community organization, and school leaders and representatives as we rachet up our response to the 3rd grade reading imperative. Schools cannot do this alone!

Come be an active part of our community's response as we join the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

We will be joined by a representative from the national campaign, Bob Saffold.

Registration: 8:00
Breakfast: 8:30 9:00
Awards: 8:45-9:00
Call to Action: 9:00-10:30

Bob Saffold is Vice President of the Smarter Learning Group. Prior to joining the firm, he served as chief operating officer of the National Summer Learning Association in Baltimore, MD. Bob has extensive experience in nonprofit and public-sector leadership, including program development and implementation, budgeting, operational planning and management, resource development, and strategic planning. Bob has served as a classroom teacher, school district administrator, and CEO of a local education foundation. He has a B.A. from Wofford College, a master's degree in education from the University of South Carolina, and a master's degree in policy development and program evaluation from Vanderbilt University.

13. 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.

14. 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

"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:

15. NYLA 2019 SLS Annual Conference

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians, Designated Communication Coordinators

Dates: 5/30/2019

NYLA-SLS 2019 Annual SLS Conference
May 30- June 1, 2019
OnCenter, Syracuse, NY

Opening Event Thursday evening May 30, 2019

Full SLS 2019 Conference Registration plan included a badge, Thursday evening opening event, Friday breakfast, Friday lunch, Friday Knickerbocker Banquet, Saturday breakfast, and Saturday lunch, as well as all conference workshops.

SLS 2019 Knickerbocker Banquet May 31, 2019, 7:00 PM The Knickerbocker Banquet annually honors a New York State author-illustrator. This year's winner, as selected by NYLA-SLS, is Tamora Pierce. The banquet includes a keynote address by Tamora Pierce as well as dinner.

16. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Certification Training)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 5/30/2019

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.

17. Regional Collaborative Peer Group: Math Grades 3-5

Program: Math

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

Dates: 5/31/2019

Recognizing that many of the teachers in our region do not have a grade-level peer in their buildings, these sessions continue to bring the opportunity for area teachers to meet and work with others who teach the same content.

While Nan Gizowski will share the most up-to-date information from math research, NYSED, and her statewide professional development, there is also plenty of open-discussion on the agenda for participants to bring in their own questions and ideas. Discussion that highlights instructional strategies, content and assessment ideas will be encouraged.

Last year, this group focused learning on the Next Generation Math Standards and engaging instructional ideas from and The Classroom Chefs. It is the hope that these sessions will continue to establish collaborative relationships among the participants, and that they will attend subsequent discussion sessions that will be scheduled in the future.

18. Mobile Maker Madness Curriculum Creation

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers, Librarians,

Dates: 7/10/2019 to 7/19/2019

In these sessions, we will be playing with new tech integrated items and then using BUZZ to create curriculum that can then be used in classrooms or makerspace locations.

19. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: Anyone looking to fulfill teacher certification requirements

Dates: 7/29/2019

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).

20. NEW Mentor Training

Program: Leadership

Audience: All Mentor Teachers

Dates: 8/22/2019

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.