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1. Tech Plan Work Group

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Personnel involved in writing the District Technology Plan

Dates: 6/26/2018

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These three hour sessions provide district teams time to work on updating their district technology plans with support from BOCES staff and collaboration with technology committee members from other districts. Work sessions will help participants in creating technology plans with measurable goals that are aligned with the district instructional plans already in place.

2. Lead Evaluator Training (On-line Refresher)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Lead Evaluator Teams who have previously attended a live version of this training

Dates: 7/2/2018

This joint effort between ONC and DCMO BOCES has been created on the Buzz Learning Management System to allow district leadership teams to the annual lead evaluator refresher on their own schedules, in a collaborative environment. Participants will be trained in the 9 criteria required to become a certified lead evaluator as required by APPR regulations. Major focus will be on Teaching and Leadership Standards and use of State-approved evaluation rubrics, evidence-based observation techniques, scoring methodologies, and calibration. The purpose of moving to an online course is so training is less about compliance and more about alignment and inter-rater consensus within a team of evaluators in a district.

3. English Language Arts: NYS Next Generation Learning Standards (Gr Pk-4)

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades Pk-4 Teachers of ELA, Reading, and Teachers supporting ELA instruction and intervention

Dates: 7/9/2018

This workshop will build a first layer of awareness and understanding of Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. Participants will read and analyze the standards and accompanying introductory materials. They will discuss and begin to consider potential implications for curriculum and instruction.

Copies of Revised Standards will be provided.

4. ART MATTERS: Art Materials Master Teacher Program

Program: Other

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 8/6/2018

This program will be guided by professional artist, Amy McKinnon, who will help participants explore a range of painting media and techniques to reinforce or establish their own voice. Technical survey through the various paints and mediums within acrylic, oil and watercolor mediums. Participants will explore the properties of the many products available for artists. Participants will develop an understanding for archival practices as well as ways that these materials can advance your own work as well as your work in the classroom. Exercises will be completed in a wide variety of media and mixed media.

Note: The cost for this program is $150 per person. Teachers will be asked to bring their own brushes. Substrates and paint are provided. Teachers should bring their own bag lunch. The maximum number of participants is 12. Please register no later than May 15, 2018.

5. 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: 7/11/2018

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.

6. PK - 2nd Grade Science - NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Dates: 7/11/2018

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.

7. ART MATTERS: Painting Master Teacher Program

Program: Other

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 7/12/2018 to 8/16/2018

This program will be guided by professional artist, Amy McKinnon, who will help participants explore a range of painting media and techniques to reinforce or establish their own voice. This class will be centered on the painting process; providing opportunities to continue development of drawing skills, support in color theory and practice, with an emphasis on advancing each artist’s own personal style. Artists will be provided with a brief introduction to acrylics, oils and watercolors and will be able to choose their desired painting medium as the class proceeds to independent practice. Participants will be guided by a Master Teacher through exercises and individual critique.

Note: The cost for this program is $150 per person. Teachers will be asked to bring their own brushes. Substrates and paint are provided. Teachers should bring their own bag lunch. The maximum number of participants is 12. Please register no later than May 15, 2018.

8. 3rd - 5th Grade Science - NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Dates: 7/13/2018

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.

9. Little Bits For Elementary

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 7/13/2018

Little bits are used to create circuits, code and learn. This can be a classroom tool or a makerspace item in your school. Come learn how to use play as a learning tool. For students 8 years of age on up

10. Little Bits For MS/HS

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 7/13/2018

Little bits are used to create circuits, code and learn. This can be a classroom tool or a makerspace item in your school. Come learn how to use play as a learning tool. For students 8 years of age on up

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: 7/16/2018

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. Global History and Geography Regents Prep

Program: Other

Audience: Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/18/2018

This multi-day session will start with the latest information from the state regarding the Transition Exam and the Enduring Issues Exam, including materials. Teachers participating in this session will work together to create a deposit of practice materials to prepare students for the new Global History Regents exam that will come online in June 2019.

13. NYSED Dignity Act Training (DASA)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2018

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).

14. Tech Plan Work Group

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Personnel involved in writing the District Technology Plan

Dates: 7/17/2018

These three hour sessions provide district teams time to work on updating their district technology plans with support from BOCES staff and collaboration with technology committee members from other districts. Work sessions will help participants in creating technology plans with measurable goals that are aligned with the district instructional plans already in place.

15. 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: 7/18/2018

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.

16. Mobile Maker Madness Curriculum Creation

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2018 to 7/27/2018

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.

17. Leadership Academy

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: Administrative Team (may include non-admin personnel such as school counselors, teacher leaders, etc.)

Dates: 7/19/2018 to 7/20/2018

Jim Sporleder retired in 2014 as Principal of Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA. Under Jim's leadership, Lincoln High School became a "trauma informed" school, gaining national attention due to a dramatic drop in out-of-school suspensions, increased graduation rates, and an increase in the number of students going on to post-secondary education. The story of Lincoln High School is told in the documentary Paper Tigers.

During the two days of Leadership Academy, Mr. Sporleder will facilitate district teams in building a systematic process of becoming a trauma-informed school. Teams will learn specific strategies that will offset the effects of toxic stress while simultaneously setting high expectations and holding students to high standards. Under Mr. Sporleder's guidance and facilitation, district teams will leave Leadership Academy with actionable, district-specific plans that are ready for immediate implementation.

Cost: $290 per participant includes workshop, snacks and lunch for both days. Mr. Sporleder's book can be purchased for an additional $60 per book.

18. Middle Level Science -NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 6-8

Dates: 7/23/2018

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.

19. New Mentor Training

Program: Leadership

Audience: All Mentor Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018

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.

20. Planning for Illustrative Math 6-8

Program: Math

Audience: Grades 6-8 Math Teachers and Special Ed Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018

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Participants in this workshop will spend the day becoming familiar with grades 6-8 math curriculum from Illustrative Mathematics and Open Up Resources. Time will be utilized to review materials and lesson structures, for discussion with other middle school teachers, and for planning for implementation in the upcoming school year.

From the IM website:
"Discover a full-course curriculum that engages teachers and students at a whole new level of teaching and learning. Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math is a problem-based core mathematics curriculum for grades 6-8 that sparks discussion, perseverance, and enjoyment of mathematics. Students learn math by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers shift their instruction with high-leverage routines that guide students in understanding and making connections between concepts and procedures."

21. College Board Program Overview (Opportunity Leaders)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Administrators and Counselors responsible for college planning and/or testing.

Dates: 7/24/2018

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College Board is offering "Opportunity Leaders," a training for school leaders on how to use information from the Advanced Placement® (AP®) program, and the SAT® Suite of Assessments to help prepare students for college and career.

New York State’s, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan includes a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness as one indicator of school quality. Schools can earn extra credit for students whose high school credits include participation in AP and receive even more credits for students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam.

In alignment with new school-level measures and in recognition of the role of school leaders in expanding access to advanced coursework, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders training to school leaders in summer 2018.

During this training, administrators at all levels will:
• Examine the relationship between AP and success in college and career
• Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools’ academic offerings, including AP
• Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes
• Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings
• Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefitting from the SAT Suite and AP courses
• Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019

Additionally, all attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion from the College Board.

22. Tech Plan Work Group

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Personnel involved in writing the District Technology Plan

Dates: 7/24/2018

These three hour sessions provide district teams time to work on updating their district technology plans with support from BOCES staff and collaboration with technology committee members from other districts. Work sessions will help participants in creating technology plans with measurable goals that are aligned with the district instructional plans already in place.

23. Blended Learning

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: High School Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2018

Do you teach a course that other students and districts might be interested in? Would you like to learn how to offer your course and make additional income? This workshop will demonstrate how our program works and will inform teachers on how we can create a wider range of coursework available for our students.

24. Code Knowledge Intervention: Get Ready for Fall

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: All Code Knowledge Intervention Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2018

Teachers of Code Knowledge Intervention (CKI) will come together for ongoing support. Lorie will bring some updated tools to this workshop, including new student texts to add to the CKI notebook. We will take a fresh look at the hinge-point lessons, especially variation and overlap, and study Level 5. From there, we'll review three of our most important tools: diagnostic, progress-monitoring, and data collection spreadsheet. We want to make it as easy as possible to manage the logistics so you can devote your time to expert instruction!

Participants should bring success stories and data! We will begin by celebrating the gains we have made. Then, via professional conversation, we will share our questions and concerns and define what needs this group has as we move forward.

Note: This workshop is only for educators who have already taken the three-day CKI workshop.

25. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Certification Training)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/1/2018

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.

26. 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: 8/1/2018

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.

27. English Language Arts: NYS Next Generation Learning Standards (Gr 5-12)

Program: English Language Arts

Audience: Grades 5-12 Teachers of ELA, Reading, and Teachers supporting ELA instruction and intervention

Dates: 8/2/2018

This workshop will build a first layer of awareness and understanding of Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. Participants will read and analyze the standards and accompanying introductory materials. They will discuss and begin to consider potential implications for curriculum and instruction.

Copies of Revised Standards will be provided.

28. Makey Makey for Elementary

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2018

Makey Makey was produced by MIT students and can be used in all grade levels across all curriculum areas. This workshop is an introduction to makey makey, get hands on learning that you can take back to your classroom or makerspace locations.

29. Makey Makey for MS/HS

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: MS/HS Teachers

Dates: 8/9/2018

Makey Makey was produced by MIT students and can be used in all grade levels across all curriculum areas. This workshop is an introduction to makey makey, get hands on learning that you can take back to your classroom or makerspace locations.

30. High School Science -NYSSLS Implementation

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 9-12

Dates: 8/10/2018

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.

31. Osmo for Elementary

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Dates: 8/14/2018

Awbie is an app used on the ipad. Students can learn to code using physical blocks and can also use Awbie numbers, words and Tangrams. We will be interacting with all three programs.

32. Planning for Illustrative Math 6-8

Program: Math

Audience: Grades 6-8 Math Teachers and Special Ed Teachers

Dates: 8/14/2018

Participants in this workshop will spend the day becoming familiar with grades 6-8 math curriculum from Illustrative Mathematics and Open Up Resources. Time will be utilized to review materials and lesson structures, for discussion with other middle school teachers, and for planning for implementation in the upcoming school year.

From the IM website:
"Discover a full-course curriculum that engages teachers and students at a whole new level of teaching and learning. Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 Math is a problem-based core mathematics curriculum for grades 6-8 that sparks discussion, perseverance, and enjoyment of mathematics. Students learn math by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers shift their instruction with high-leverage routines that guide students in understanding and making connections between concepts and procedures."

33. Virtual Field Trips and Google Expeditions

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers - all grade levels, all content areas

Dates: 8/14/2018

Are shrinking budgets and limitations of both time and distance forcing you to skip the field trip? Why not take a VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP? Students get excited and engaged when their classroom is blended with a virtual field trip. Trips enable students to experience new ideas and perspectives anywhere in the world without leaving the classroom. Like traditional trips, virtual trips bring relevance and enrichment to any lesson. This session is open to all grade levels and content areas.

34. Youth Mental Health First Aid (Certification Training)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/15/2018

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.

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

Program: Math

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

Dates: 8/16/2018

"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!

36. NYSED Dignity Act Training (DASA)

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/17/2018

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).

37. Mindfulness: Renew Your Personal Practice and Gear Up for Fall

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

Dates: 8/20/2018

These half-day sessions are designed for two purposes: First- to remind us of the importance of our own Mindfulness practice and self-care so we can meet students with presence and non-judgement; and Second- to gather our momentum for making Mindfulness part of our school culture and routine.

Why is Mindfulness embraced by DCMO? Mindfulness is one of the four major tools Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (2018) uses to combat chronic stress associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Dr. Pamela Cantor, founder of Turnaround for Children, uses mindfulness as one of several important practices for addressing students’ dysregulated stress response system. Breathing, movement, and emotional self-awareness are important classroom strategies for Trauma-Informed schools (Sporleder & Forbes, 2016).

Lorie will sandwich discussion and review of Mindfulness workshops (to get you ready for fall) between beginning and ending segments designed for teacher wellness and self-care. We will move and stretch; sit in stillness; and practice guided imagery, breath, and relaxation. Practices are simple and could be replicated at home. Bring a mat (Lorie will have a few for borrowing) and a towel and dress in comfortable clothes.

Because teacher wellness matters, bring your teacher friends! This workshop is open to everyone. There is no prerequisite to this workshop.

38. Blended Learning - Meet and Greet

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Blended Learning Teachers & Students

Dates: 8/21/2018

This is for those teachers teaching blended learning classes across districts and the students taking the classes.

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

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

Dates: 8/22/2018

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.

40. RoboRAVE: An Introduction to Robotics, Coding, and Challenging Students

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers. Grades K-12

Dates: 8/22/2018 to 8/23/2018

In this workshop, participants will work collaboratively to solve specific challenges related to making a robot complete defined tasks. The facilitators will use a problem-based, inquiry-based, or challenge-based model and help participants connect how they could apply this learning strategy in their own classrooms to extend student learning to higher order thinking skills. Participants will use a Diason robot platform or they can bring their own robot, as long as the cost of the robot is under $500 and it is not commanded with a remote control device.

Participants will see the connections between coding/robotics and they can be used to support teaching of science, technology, engineering and math. They will also learn how these tools can be used by teams of students in any content area and at any grade level K-12. Facilitators will walk participants through a documentation process that integrates English Language Arts in the inquiry, problem, and challenge-based teaching strategies. This is great for all levels and abilities, as the focus is on hands-on learning.

This is a hands-on, learning by doing, workshop and participants should be dressed to play with robots and computers throughout the day, including spending time on the floor! If you are curious about robots and coding in education, this is the workshop for you. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Just a few of the outcomes we hope to achieve are: Engage students to develop critical 21st century skills necessary for success in career or college; Create an environment where it is safe to take risks with learning; and have fun while learning!
RoboRAVE

41. Mindfulness: Renew Your Personal Practice and Gear Up for Fall

Program: Social & Emotional Learning

Audience: All Educators, Administrators, Counselors, and Staff

Dates: 8/23/2018

These half-day sessions are designed for two purposes: First- to remind us of the importance of our own Mindfulness practice and self-care so we can meet students with presence and non-judgement; and Second- to gather our momentum for making Mindfulness part of our school culture and routine.

Why is Mindfulness embraced by DCMO? Mindfulness is one of the four major tools Dr. Nadine Burke Harris (2018) uses to combat chronic stress associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACES). Dr. Pamela Cantor, founder of Turnaround for Children, uses mindfulness as one of several important practices for addressing students’ dysregulated stress response system. Breathing, movement, and emotional self-awareness are important classroom strategies for Trauma-Informed schools (Sporleder & Forbes, 2016).

Lorie will sandwich discussion and review of Mindfulness workshops (to get you ready for fall) between beginning and ending segments designed for teacher wellness and self-care. We will move and stretch; sit in stillness; and practice guided imagery, breath, and relaxation. Practices are simple and could be replicated at home. Bring a mat (Lorie will have a few for borrowing) and a towel and dress in comfortable clothes.

Because teacher wellness matters, bring your teacher friends! This workshop is open to everyone. There is no prerequisite to this workshop.

42. Early Elementary Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades PreK-2

Dates: 9/17/2018

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.

43. DCMO BOCES September Principals' Meeting

Program: Leadership

Audience: Elementary, MS and HS Principals, Building Leaders

Dates: 9/21/2018

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.

44. Upper Elementary Science Educators Network

Program: Science

Audience: Educators in Grades 3-5

Dates: 9/24/2018

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.

45. 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

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.

46. 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

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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. Technology Coordinators Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Dates: 10/3/2018

Reaching all Learners Apple tools for Special Needs.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. DCMO BOCES SLS Special Event with Guest Speaker John Schu

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Administrators, Librarians

Dates: 10/17/2018

New
SLS sponsored event by the DCMO BOCES SLS Department. Special Guest Speaker will be John Schu, Breakfast & Lunch provided.

58. 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.

59. 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.

60. 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.

61. 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.

62. 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.

63. 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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. Model Schools Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Principals

Dates: 11/7/2018

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.

67. 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.)

68. Technology Coordinators Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Dates: 11/7/2018

Monthly meetings to discuss equipment and best practices.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. 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.

75. 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.

76. 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.

77. 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.

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. Technology Coordinators Meeting

Program: Technology Planning, Assessment & Skills

Dates: 12/5/2018

Monthly meetings to discuss equipment and best practices.

82. 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.

83. 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.

84. 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.

85. 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.

86. 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.

87. 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.

88. 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.

89. 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: 12/18/2018 to 12/19/2018

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 grade 3-5 version will be held on November 7 & 8.)

90. 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.

91. 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.

92. 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.

93. 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.

94. 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.