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1. Code Knowledge Reading Intervention: Support for Struggling Readers

Program: English Language Arts

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

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 1/15/2019

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This Code Knowledge Reading Intervention supports students who struggle to fluently decode text - they can't yet accurately say the words on the page. Foundational alphabetic code knowledge instruction is part of K-2 Reading Standards. Some students take longer to learn the code and need additional instruction and practice. Participants in this workshop will receive diagnostic and progress monitoring assessment tools, instructional resources, and lesson plans to provide targeted, standards-based, code knowledge instruction for individual and small groups of students.

These material are aligned with K-2 Skills Strand, but can still be used with students who did not receive Skills Strand instruction.

It is recommended that this intervention be adopted as a building or school initiative so students experience consistently articulated literacy instruction.

Note: Participants will receive a kit of materials approximately two weeks prior to the first day of the workshop. Three to 4 hours of assembly will be required. If you do not receive materials by September 16, please contact Lorie immediately at 335-1243.

Districts will be billed $96 per kit and book. It is recommended that each teacher have his/her own kit.

2. SLS Communication Coordinator PD

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2018

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PD Workshop/user group for all our school librarians in the morning. PD will focus on OPALS and SORA. Communication Coordinator meeting after lunch.

3. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2018

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Communication Coordinator meeting after lunch.

4. SLS- Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians/ Council Memebers

Dates: 9/27/2018

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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.

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

Program: Math

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

Dates: 9/28/2018

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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 Desmos.com 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.

6. Middle School Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

Dates: 10/1/2018

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.

7. New Mentor Training

Program: Leadership

Audience: All Mentor Teachers

Dates: 10/2/2018

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.

8. Model Schools Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Principals

Dates: 10/3/2018

Discussion of technology integration across curriculum and grade levels. To empower participants with current best practices in technology. Agendas will be based on District needs.

9. Technology Coordinators Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Dates: 10/3/2018

Reaching all Learners Apple tools for Special Needs.

10. An Overview of the Next Generation Math Standards (6-HS)

Program: Math

Audience: Middle and High School Teachers of Math, AIS/RTI, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/4/2018

Last year, the Next Generation Math Standards were adopted by the NYS Board of Regents. In this session, participants will spend time reading the standards, crosswalks, and snapshots for their grade band. Discussion will focus on the implications for instruction and assessment in relation to what is happening currently.

The implementation timeline will also be reviewed through the lens of planning for the shift. Future workshops will focus on aligning and adjusting curriculum.

Note: This workshop would be redundant for those who attended the grade level collaborative peer group sessions in September & October 2017.

11. An Overview of the Next Generation Math Standards (PK-5)

Program: Math

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

Dates: 10/10/2018

Last year, the Next Generation Math Standards were adopted by the NYS Board of Regents. In this session, participants will spend time reading the standards, crosswalks, and snapshots for their grade band, as well as the Introduction to the Early Learning Standards. Discussion will focus on the implications for instruction and assessment in relation to what is happening currently.

The implementation timeline will also be reviewed through the lens of planning for the shift. Future workshops will focus on aligning and adjusting curriculum.

Note: This workshop would be redundant for those who attended the grade level collaborative peer group sessions in September & October 2017.

12. Introduction to Mindfulness: In Support of Relationships, Achievement, and Classroom Community

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

Dates: 10/11/2018

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.

Note: 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.

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

13. Best Practices Workshop for LOTE

Program: Other

Audience: LOTE Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2018

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Many LOTE teachers in our BOCES are the only teachers in their district or perhaps the only LOTE teacher for their high school or middle school building. This workshop will allow LOTE teachers to share best practices with each other enriching our instruction. Each attendee is responsible for a short presentation on their best practices and their curriculum. What websites are useful? What books are the most comprehensive? How do you align your instruction with the common core and the shifts in ELA? We will be sharing resources and determining how our curriculum's align with each other and with the common core.

Schedule:

8-8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sharing of Resources, Best Practices, Curriculum

12:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own

14. DCMO BOCES October Principals' Meeting

Program: Leadership

Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

Dates: 10/12/2018

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.

15. PK - 2nd Grade Science - NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Dates: 10/15/2018

Professional Development activity that will provide information and examples 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 NYSSLS based on the National Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Techniques will be demonstrated on engaging learners and the development of learner-focused activities on exploration and subsequent explanation of science phenomena. There will be opportunities throughout the year to network with fellow teachers on the development and implementation of the Science Standards.

16. 3rd - 5th Grade Science - NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Dates: 10/16/2018

Professional Development activity that will provide information and examples on how to create and implement curriculum for the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) in grades third through fifth grade. Participants will receive guidance and support in developing lessons on the NYSSLS based on the National Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Techniques will be demonstrated on engaging learners and the development of learner-focused activities on exploration and subsequent explanation of science phenomena. There will be opportunities throughout the year to network with fellow teachers on the development and implementation of the Science Standards.

17. HyperDocs: 3-5 Tools to Deliver Digital Content

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Grades 3-5 ELA, Social Studies, Science Teachers and Special Ed Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2018

Participants in this workshop will spend the day becoming familiar with HyperDocs as a tool to create meaningful content, differentiate curriculum, encourage collaboration & inspire tech creativity- all in a student-driven package. HyperDocs offers a platform that empowers students to explore new approaches and engage with relevant and meaningful content. Time will be spent not just learning about HyperDocs, but creating a HyperDoc.

"HyperDocs are a strong, transformative lesson design. Think of it as a package... a way to curate instructional content and learning experiences in a way that engages learners." Lisa Guardino, English Teacher

ISTE Standards:
Teachers: Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers: Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students: Empowered learner

Note: Please bring lesson plan content to create your own HyperDoc. In addition, please bring a device.

18. NYSED Dignity Act Training (DASA)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2018

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).
DCMO BOCES SLS FALL READING CONFERENCE

Keynote, John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu), is nationally known for his expertise in children’s literature and for igniting a passion to read. He will share his experiences in promoting a culture of reading among students, staff, and parents.

Join in a conversation with Mr. Schu as he presents some of the best new books. In typical Mr. Schu fashion, he will share book trailers, websites, activities, and interviews you can easily incorporate into lessons and booktalks to get everyone on your campus hurrying to your bookshelves to find the perfect book.

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Dion Graham has become a familiar voice to both adults and children for his riveting reads of important and beloved books. A multiple Audie Award-winning and critically-acclaimed actor and narrator who has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, in films, and in several hit television series including HBO’s The Wire, Graham’s recent audiobook recording of Matthew Desmond’s, Evicted, was named a winner to the 2017 Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration and the winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

Library Journal said of the audio in a starred review, “This timely examination of some of the root causes of systemic poverty is flawlessly read by Dion Graham.” And AudioFile concurs, “Narrator Dion Graham brings to life the struggles, frustration, and tragedies of the impoverished in an audiobook that explores life at the margins of shelter…Graham solemnly narrates Desmond’s prose and breathes life into the different people presented throughout the book…[he] executes a balancing act of tone and emphasis…”

Raising A Reader-Heather Deno

OverDrive-Lauren Bogatay

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

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

Dates: 10/18/2018

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.

21. Regional Collaborative Peer Group: Grade 6 Math

Program: Math

Audience: 6th Grade Math Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2018

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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

22. MIddle Level Science -NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

Dates: 10/22/2018

Workshop that will provide Middle Level Science teachers with assistance and support on developing curriculum based on the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). These standards are a modification of the National or Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Strategies will be developed around Project Based Learning as well as student-centered learning in the classroom. There will be an update on the current status of the standards in New York State and the possible timeline developed by the State Education Department (SED). Examples of lessons that emulate student-centered learning will be shared at this workshop. There will be an opportunity for teachers to meet during the year to discuss experiences and activities that support the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards.

23. Getting Started with Your TI Nspire CX

Program: Math

Dates: 10/23/2018

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Dana Morse from Texas Instruments is returning to spend the day! 8:30 - 11:30: Getting Started with the TI-Nspire CX: Gain confidence with the latest technology from Texas Instruments. See how to do everything and more that you did with the previous TI graphing calculators. Learn about skills that will help on the NYS Math Regents exams and how to properly prepare handhelds for assessments.

24. High School Science -NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 9-12

Dates: 10/23/2018

A workshop that will provide High School Science teachers with assistance and support on developing local curriculum based on the newly drafted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Participants will receive some examples of how instruction can be student-centered leading to students figuring out science rather than learning about science. The New York State Science Learning Standards are based on the Nationally developed Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). There bigger piece of this workshop will be to gather science teachers for future updates and meetings throughout the year for collaborative support in drafting and implementing local curriculum.
Creating the Interactive Classroom: Go beyond the basics and explore all that the TI-Nspire technology can do. Create a learning environment where you become a facilitator and the students can lead the way. Integrate TI vast resources to enrich the lessons.

26. Choices for Coding

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers K-12, principals. Model Schools representatives & Technology Coordinators

Dates: 10/24/2018

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This includes demonstration of coding programs, free and paid versions along with showcasing those items we have for teaching kids some basic coding by using the technology tools we have for loan. Programs include Code Monkey, Vid-Code, Scratch, An hour of Code activities and ways to get started in your school.

27. Reading Intervention for Comprehension: Fluency and Vocabulary

Program: English Language Arts

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

Dates: 10/25/2018

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.

28. LEGO: MORE TO MATH - GRADES 1 & 2

Program: Math

Audience: Grades 1 & 2 Math Teachers and AIS/RTI Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2018

"More to Math" from LEGO introduces primary math concepts through exploration and building with LEGO blocks. Each of the lessons are identified for alignment with the current math standards for Grades 1 & 2. During this session, participants will become familiar with the class kits that are available for loan from the DCMO BOCES lending library. Participants will experience some lessons and will learn how to access other curricular support resources available to them through BUZZ, an online course platform!

29. High School Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 9-12

Dates: 10/29/2018

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.

30. HyperDocs: 6-12 Tools to Deliver Digital Content

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA, Social Studies, Science Teachers and Special Ed Teachers

Dates: 10/30/2018

Participants in this workshop will spend the day becoming familiar with HyperDocs as a tool to create meaningful content, differentiate curriculum, encourage collaboration & inspire tech creativity- all in a student-driven package. HyperDocs offers a platform that empowers students to explore new approaches and engage with relevant and meaningful content. Time will be spent not just learning about HyperDocs, but creating a HyperDoc.

"HyperDocs are a strong, transformative lesson design. Think of it as a package... a way to curate instructional content and learning experiences in a way that engages learners." Lisa Guardino, English Teacher

ISTE Standards:
Teachers: Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments
Teachers: Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity
Students: Empowered learner

Note: Please bring lesson plan content to create your own HyperDoc. In addition, please bring a device.

31. Intro to Scratch & Litle Bits

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers K-12, Model Schools Representatives, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 11/2/2018

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Little Bits Code Kits are for elementary on up. Little bits code bit uses Scratch coding in their free App so students can learn about circuit, have an introduction to coding and then can make unlimited number of activities. We will introduce you to Scratch coding program and then have hands on activities we will run through, and we will discuss the standards that are being met with these hands on activities.

32. Computer Coding For All - Grades 2-8

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Educators in Grades 2-8

Dates: 11/5/2018

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.

33. Literacy for the Workplace of the Future: Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr 3-5)

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades 3-5 Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers, and ELA Teachers

Dates: 11/6/2018

"What counts as 'literate' has changed dramatically over the last few decades" (Levy, 2004). In this workshop, we investigate more of Dr. Nonie Lessaux's assertions about changing workplace literacies, and read the Next Generation ELA Standards to see how her recommendations play out. As we do, we'll answer these questions:

•What goes into effective reading comprehension?

•What are the hallmarks of instruction that will prepare kids to solve problems and communicate with diverse audiences?

•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.

34. The Meaningful Math Class Grades 3-5

Program: Math

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

Dates: 11/7/2018 to 11/8/2018

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.)

35. Literacy for the Workplace of the Future: Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr 6-12)

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades 6-12 Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers, and ELA Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2018

"What counts as 'literate' has changed dramatically over the last few decades" (Levy, 2004). In this workshop, we investigate more of Dr. Nonie Lessaux's assertions about changing workplace literacies, and read the Next Generation ELA Standards to see how her recommendations play out. As we do, we'll answer these questions:

•What goes into effective reading comprehension?

•What are the hallmarks of instruction that will prepare kids to solve problems and communicate with diverse audiences?

•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.

36. DCMO BOCES November Principals' Meeting

Program: Leadership

Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

Dates: 11/9/2018

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.

37. Literacy for the Workplace of the Future: Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr 3-5)

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades 3-5 Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers, and ELA Teachers

Dates: 11/13/2018

"What counts as 'literate' has changed dramatically over the last few decades" (Levy, 2004). In this workshop, we investigate more of Dr. Nonie Lessaux's assertions about changing workplace literacies, and read the Next Generation ELA Standards to see how her recommendations play out. As we do, we'll answer these questions:

•What goes into effective reading comprehension?

•What are the hallmarks of instruction that will prepare kids to solve problems and communicate with diverse audiences?

•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.

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

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 11/14/2018

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.

39. Reaching All Learners: Apple Tools for Special Needs

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers K-12, Special Education Teachers, Prinicipals, Model Schools Representatives and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 11/14/2018

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Come to this interactive event and explore the key features built into Apple products for students with special needs. You'll see how iPad, iPod touch, and Mac offer a rich set of accessibility features that can be customized to help diverse learners succeed.

40. Math Teacher Round Table: Middle and High School

Program: Math

Audience: MS & HS Math Teachers, AIS/RTI, and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/16/2018

Recognizing that many of the teachers in our region do not have a grade-level or course-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 Desmos.com 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.

41. Early Elementary Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades PreK-2

Dates: 11/26/2018

Participants will join a network of Early Elementary 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.

42. Literacy for the Workplace of the Future: Next Generation ELA Standards (Gr 6-12)

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades 6-12 Reading Teachers, Intervention Providers, AIS Teachers, and ELA Teachers

Dates: 11/27/2018

"What counts as 'literate' has changed dramatically over the last few decades" (Levy, 2004). In this workshop, we investigate more of Dr. Nonie Lessaux's assertions about changing workplace literacies, and read the Next Generation ELA Standards to see how her recommendations play out. As we do, we'll answer these questions:


•What goes into effective reading comprehension?


•What are the hallmarks of instruction that will prepare kids to solve problems and communicate with diverse audiences?


•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.

43. Students as Makers - Elementary

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Educators in Grades PreK-5

Dates: 11/27/2018

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.

44. Communication Coordinator Meeting & PD/ Workshop/ Usergroup

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians, Designated Communication Coordinators

Dates: 11/28/2018

The SLS Communication Coordinators
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.

45. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 11/28/2018

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!

46. SLS- Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians/ Council Memebers

Dates: 11/28/2018

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.

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

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 11/30/2018

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.

48. Upper Elementary Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 3-5

Dates: 12/3/2018

Participants will join a network of Upper Elementary 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.

49. 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: 12/4/2018

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.

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

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 12/5/2018

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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.

51. Model Schools Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Principals

Dates: 12/5/2018

Discussion of technology integration across curriculum and grade levels. To empower participants with current best practices in technology. Agendas will be based on District needs.

52. Technology Coordinators Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Dates: 12/5/2018

Monthly meetings to discuss equipment and best practices.

53. 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: 12/6/2018

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.

54. DCMO BOCES December Principals' Meeting

Program: Leadership

Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

Dates: 12/7/2018

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.

55. Middle School Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

Dates: 12/10/2018

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.

56. Best Practice for Administrative Walkthoughs

Program: Leadership

Audience: All Lead Evaluators

Dates: 12/11/2018

The classroom walkthrough is a powerful tool that can be used to support teachers and increase their instructional efficacy. Administrators who regularly visit classrooms are better informed and can participate more effectively in on-going dialogue with all colleagues about best instructional practice. Participants will review a variety of walkthrough models, and build or refine a walkthrough system for their building.

57. Students as Makers - Secondary

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-12

Dates: 12/11/2018

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.

58. Computer Coding For All - Grades 2-8

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Educators in Grades 2-8

Dates: 12/12/2018

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.

59. 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.

60. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Certification Training)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 12/18/2018

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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.

61. 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).

62. MAD Learn Lunch & Learn

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 1/10/2019

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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.

63. DCMO BOCES January Principals' Meeting

Program: Leadership

Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

Dates: 1/11/2019

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. 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: 1/14/2019 to 1/15/2019

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.

65. Communication Coordinator Meeting & PD/ Workshop/ Usergroup

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians, Designated Communication Coordinators

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!

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.

66. 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!

67. SLS- Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians/ Council Memebers

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.

68. 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.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. 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!

73. SLS- Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians/ Council Memebers

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.

74. 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.