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1. Supporting Your English Language Learners

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/28/2023

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to how students are identified as an English Language Learner in New York state. Participants will also dive into the different English language proficiency levels and several scaffolding strategies for supporting each level. This workshop will also share strategies for modifying assessments to better fit our students and their English proficiency. There will be time provided in the afternoon to apply these strategies to existing lessons. The morning will focus on content followed by an afternoon of facilitated planning and scaffolding. Lunch will be on your own.

2. HFM Region High School Principals Meeting

Program: Leadership Training

Dates: 10/2/2023

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.

3. Regional Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: Leadership Training

Dates: 10/3/2023

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.

4. How Do I: Build a Positive Math Community (virtual)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services

Dates: 10/11/2023

In this How Do I: Teaching Math Series, you will get answers to your biggest questions in teaching math. Teaching Math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally ‘delivers knowledge” to one who fosters thinking. In, How Do I: Teaching Math Series 1, we will answer these questions about; How Do I: Build a Positive Math Community *How do I get to know my math students? *How do I establish and maintain a math community? *How do I make mathematics culturally relevant for my students? *How do I make the growth mindset a reality? *What are math practices? *What should I have on my classroom walls?

5. Science Investigations - Elementary

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 10/23/2023

This will be a hands-on in person session geared toward learning all about the four elementary (grades 3 - 5) required science investigations as well as three dimensional science.

6. Science Investigations - Intermediate

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 10/23/2023

This will be a hands-on in person session geared toward learning all about the four intermediate (grades 6-8) required science investigations as well as three dimensional science.

7. How Do I: Structure, Organize, and Manage My Math Class (virtual)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services

Dates: 10/25/2023

In this How Do I: Teaching Math Series, you will get answers to your biggest questions in teaching math. Teaching Math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally ‘delivers knowledge” to one who fosters thinking. In, How Do I: Teaching Math Series 2, we will answer these questions about; How Do I Structure, Organize, and Manage My Math Class? *How do I plan to make mathematics student-centered? *What is Whole-Group Collaborative Instruction? *How do I use Small Group Instruction? *How do I begin the math class? *What are instructional routines? How do I use them? *How do I facilitate a math lesson? *How do I plan for diverse learners? *What do I need to consider about math homework?

8. New Evaluator Training-extended day

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: new building administrators and outside evaluators

Dates: 10/30/2023

This year's required evidence-based observation training including inter-rater reliability and agreement for all new evaluators as a two day in-person workshop. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric. (lunch is on your own)

9. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: Building administrators and outside evaluators who have previously been trained

Dates: 10/30/2023

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Conference Center. Our work will include a Danielson Refresher as well as inter-rater reliability and agreement. This workshop will prepare attendees to evaluate teachers using the Danielson Rubric.

10. How Do I: Engage My Students In Mathematics

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 11/8/2023

In this How Do I: Teaching Math Series, you will get answers to your biggest questions in teaching math. Teaching Math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally ‘delivers knowledge” to one who fosters thinking. In, How Do I: Teaching Math Series 3, we will answer these questions about; How Do I Engage My Students In Mathematics? *What does it mean to "know math?” *What should I plan to avoid? *How do I select high-quality tasks? *How do I teach problem-solving? *How do I support student thinking and reasoning? *What do I do when I get students unstuck? *How do I select games and centers? *What should practice look like? *Why teach different strategies for computation?

11. Coaching PLC

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Any Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/15/2023 to 6/12/2024

Agenda will be sent out closer to meeting.

12. 2023-2024 NYSAA-Required Facilitated Training

Program: Special Education Issues

Audience: NYSAA Test Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2023

This training is for any staff administering the NYSAA exam for the first time.Please bring your laptop and be sure to have access to KITE.

13. How Do I: Help My Students Talk About Mathematics

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 11/29/2023

In this How Do I: Teaching Math Series, you will get answers to your biggest questions in teaching math. Teaching Math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally ‘delivers knowledge” to one who fosters thinking. In, How Do I: Teaching Math Series 4, we will answer these questions about; How Do I Help My Students Talk about Mathematics? *How do I plan for mathematical discourse? *How do I plan the questions I will ask? *How do I debrief the learning? *How do I use representations to support understanding and discussion? *How do I develop math language and vocabulary? *How do I use math journals?

14. Fluency, Automaticity, Memory, Accuracy: Getting Our Math Fact Knowledge Straight

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: K-8

Dates: 12/1/2023

"My students don't know their facts." is a sentence we often hear in the upper elementary grade levels. But is this accurate? Do your students not know their facts quickly or are they not accurate when they do produce a number? In this half-day in-person PD we will establish the difference between fluency, automaticity, memory, and accuracy in math. We will learn about cognitive load as well as the progression of fluency your students need to be successful.

15. Teaching Tomorrow: An AI-Infused Classroom

Program: Integrating Technology into Curricula and Instruction

Audience: Any PK-12 Educational staff and faculty

Dates: 12/1/2023

Our world is changing. AI is ever present and not going away. How can we as teachers and administrators use it to our advantage? How can our students use this technology without it being considered "cheating?” Join us as we discuss AI and learn about how we can hone the power that it provides instead of shutting it out. Artificial Intelligence WILL change everything. Be part of the change for your students' success!

16. HFM Region High School Principals Meeting #2

Program: Leadership Training

Dates: 12/4/2023

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.

17. HFM BOCES Required Mentor Mentee Meetings

Program: Mentoring

Audience: HFM BOCES Mentors and Mentees

Dates: 12/12/2023 to 4/9/2024

During this time we will share various types of information and support.

18. 504 Start to Finish

Program: Special Education Issues

Audience: 504 Chairs, 504 Compliance Officers, District 504 Case Managers, others

Dates: 1/9/2024

This training, conducted by Tara Moffett from Girvin and Ferlazzo, P.C., will cover 504s from start to finish. Participants will be provided with resources and tools which may be helpful as well as copies/links to relevant guidance documents. This training is intended for anyone responsible for overseeing the implementation of 504 plans in a building.

19. NYS LITERACY INITIATIVE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE NYSED LITERACY BRIEFS

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators and Literacy Leaders

Dates: 1/10/2024

This event, which will be a hybrid webinar with in-person discussion and presentations, will provide New York State administrators and literacy leaders with an opportunity to strengthen knowledge of evidence-based literacy practices in PK-12 education. Please note that to attend this event, you must attend in person at a BOCES or Big 5 designated Site. At this event, the State Education Department will release a new series of literacy briefs via webinar that focus on the science of reading. The agenda will include an overview of the science of reading and each of the seven literacy briefs, with time to reflect and discuss with colleagues. Participants in the event will have the opportunity to learn about the briefs with Dr. Lesaux and the SED team. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux, Roy Edward Larsen Professor of Education and Human Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dr. Lesaux previously partnered with the Department on the series of Advanced Literacy Briefs published in 2017.

20. Boosting Math Confidence with Number Talks

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: PK-9

Dates: 1/10/2024

Learn about how Number Talks; five to fifteen-minute conversations around purposefully crafted computation problems, get your students to think about math in a lively way. Making the shift toward teaching for understanding by encouraging students to develop mental math strategies can be both challenging and incredibly rewarding. When students are able to understand numbers and their relation to everything it strengthens their accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility with math. Join us as we talk about strategies that can start tomorrow!

21. Asynchronous and ongoing- Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) (for January - April)

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: anyone seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 1/12/2024

Beginning January 1, 2014, all persons applying to the NYS Education Department for an adminstrative or supervisory service, classroom teaching service, or school service certificate or license, must complete six (6) hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying, and discrimination prevention and intervention. The training is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to create an affirming school environment for all students. This class must be paid for ahead of time. No credit card payments can be accepted. Checks may be sent to HFM BOCES 2755 StHwy 67, Johnstown, NY 12095 Att: Instructional Services. If your district is supplying payment they will be billed. This is an asynchronous workshop. Participants will receive a link with the required work and be given five business days to complete it. Please send questions to tcaraco@hfmboces.org

22. Teaching Complex Texts to ALL Students

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 1/17/2024

Do you often hear yourself say, "They can't access the text?" or "They can't read this, I have to read it to them." If these phrases are something you've said in the 3rd-12th grade classroom, there is a way that you can help them access it. When we give students texts that are "at their level" in tier 1 instruction, we are actually creating more gaps for them even if we think we are filling them. We will discuss how we can scaffold a complex grade-level text for students who struggle to read or struggle with fluency. This PD is great for anyone teaching any content-specific subject, intermediate, middle school, or high school students. There is a way we can give these students equity within the tier 1 curriculum, join us to find out how.

23. Math Words Matter: Mathematics Vocabulary Instruction

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: K-12

Dates: 1/31/2024

Two of the common difficulties for struggling students, low-performing students, and especially students with dyslexia/dyscalculia and other learning disabilities, are language deficits and reduced content-specific vocabulary. How can we provide equity to those students? As content becomes more challenging and complex, more students experience difficulties with access because language becomes a barrier. Most content, especially mathematics, can be thought of as a language that must be meaningful if students are to communicate mathematically and apply mathematics productively. Vocabulary development is crucial to any experience involving language. Join us as we learn about ways to incorporate vocabulary into your mathematics class.

24. Registration is closed - SUNY New Paltz Science of Reading HFM Cohort

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Therapists

Dates: 2/1/2024

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The Science of reading Fundamentals microcredential is focused on reading mastery across P-12. It brings the Science of Reading to teachers across grade levels and subject areas, to instructional specialists and coaches, school and district leaders and administrators, and more. Intentional design supports those new to the topic and those with experience, so although P-12 teachers are a key audience, it is not limited to teacher-educators and may be taken by anyone who is interested in the topic. Its development by SUNY faculty and experienced P-12 educators was informed by consultation with many partners and constituencies, including district leaders from across the state. This fully online and self-paced non-credit microcredential can be completed in as little as 7 weeks or as long as 6 months. The five modules are centered on the foundational pillars of the Science of Reading: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Fluency, and Comprehension. The microcredential includes optional access to peer-led discussion and live webinars with experts. The introductory Zoom meeting will be held on February 1, 2024 at 3:00. Participants will receive all material on this date.

25. Math Manipulatives Magic in the PK-9 Classroom

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 2/2/2024

From algebra tiles to cuisenaire rods to a twenty-sided die. Learn about all of the ways manipulatives can be used to help your struggling learners in math. They literally lift math off of the page building students' confidence by giving them a way to test and confirm their reasoning. Join us for this hands-on in-person PD!

26. 2024 FCMEA All County Festival Conductor Observation Hours

Program: Other

Audience: Fulton County Music Teachers

Dates: 2/2/2024 to 2/3/2024

It's that time of year again for the annual Fulton County Music Educators All-County Festival. Throughout the festival, guest conductors from around the state will be working with our county students to prepare a concert. Throughout these rehearsals, county teachers will be exposed to new large ensemble literature while observing the following from our guest conductors: Rehearsal Etiquette, Rehearsal Structure, Warm-up exercises, Skill and technical exercises, Rehearsal strategies, Classroom management skills, Dress rehearsal strategies, and Concert formatting. Teachers must sign-in for attendance the weekend of the festival and complete a brief narrative in order to receive full CTLE credit.

27. How Do I: Know What My Students Know and Move Them Forward (virtual)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 2/28/2024

In this How Do I: Teaching Math Series, you will get answers to your biggest questions in teaching math. Teaching Math in a student-centered way changes the role of the teacher from one who traditionally ‘delivers knowledge” to one who fosters thinking. In, How Do I: Teaching Math Series 5, we will answer these questions about; How Do I Know What My Students Know and Move Them Forward *How do I find out what students know? *What should I look for in students' work? *What math behaviors do I look for? *How do I assess student thinking? *How do I help students self- assess? *How do I give feedback? *How does assessment inform my next steps? *How do I celebrate my students' progress?

28. Science of Reading: What is the Science of Reading?

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Gen Ed Teachers, SPED teachers, AIS Providers, Speech and Language, OT, Admin

Dates: 2/29/2024

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Have you ever seen the research on the Scarborough Rope, The 4 Part processing Model for Word Recognition, or The Simple View of Reading/Writing? These are some of the reading anchors we will use to discuss the best way to teach children to read. How does a student's brain look when they connect visuals to speech to meaning? Join us to learn about the 50+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

29. Global History Regents Session

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any Global Studies Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2024

During this IN PERSON meeting, we will talk about how the short answers and essays will be scored and some resources teachers can use to prepare students for the exam.

30. Region High School Principals Meeting #3

Program: Leadership Training

Dates: 3/4/2024

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting. Topics to be covered: Science of Reading - Middle School and High School levels.

31. Small Group Math Intervention - MTSS

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Anyone who teaches math

Dates: 3/4/2024

Students who need math intervention struggle with being a strategic learner. They exhibit problems with memory, lack persistence, are unaware of possible steps to break down the problem into a manageable task, and the list goes on. Because of these factors they experience frustration, failure, or anxiety. How should a math intervention lesson be structured knowing all of this? In this professional development we will go over the research-based key ingredients to a good math intervention lesson.

32. Regional Elementary Principals Meeting #3

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Elementary Principals, AP's, and curriculum leaders

Dates: 3/5/2024

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting. Topics: Assessment, WIN Time, six step lesson planning

33. Motivating Students Who Don't Care by Allen Mendler Book Study

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Any staff in Schools

Dates: 3/5/2024 to 3/26/2024

"In the second edition of this valuable resource, Allen Mendler offers both time-tested and newly developed strategies for how to reignite enthusiasm in even the most unmotivated students. Educators gain fresh ideas on how to integrate social-emotional development into daily classroom instruction, use technology and digital tools to enhance learning, and reduce the anxiety students feel in our ever-changing education environment. Understand why students might be unmotivated in class and learn how to boost student engagement. Examine the beliefs and five key processes for guiding and inspiring unmotivated students. Learn about the importance of emphasizing effort in the classroom. Learn how to build strong, trusting teacher-student relationships. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Emphasize Effort Chapter 2: Create Confidence and Hope Chapter 3: Value Involvement and Influence Chapter 4: Build Relationships Chapter 5: Spark Enthusiasm for Learning Epilogue: Don't Give Up! References and Resources Index" We will be discussing how the book relates to students and us as teachers. **IF you would like BOCES to purchase the book for you, please register by Friday, February 2nd!**

34. US History & Government Regents Session

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any US History Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2024

During this IN PERSON meeting, we will talk about how the short answers and essays will be scored and some resources teachers can use to prepare students for the exam.

35. Science of Reading: Phonemic Awareness and Proficiency

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 3/12/2024

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Do you know the difference between a morpheme, phoneme, and grapheme? What about the difference between phonemic awareness and phonological awareness? Perhaps you need a brush up on your terms and understanding. Or maybe you want to learn more about them to help your students be successful. If we know the difference between the terms we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. Join us to learn about the 50+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

36. Innovate the Arts!

Program: Standards

Audience: Fine and Performing Arts Teachers

Dates: 3/18/2024

The Fulton County Music Educators Association paired with the Broadalbin Perth Fine and Performing Arts Department will be offering professional development for fine arts teachers throughout the region. This will take place at the Broadalbin Perth High School. The program will consist of two hours of content-specific pd to help "Innovate" curriculum and content in the fine arts. Sessions will include lesson plan sharing, music reading sessions (instrumental and vocal), and small workshops with topics to be announced. CTLE credit will be given to all who attend.

37. Science of Reading: Phonics and Phonological Awareness

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 3/25/2024

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Do you know the difference between phonemic awareness and phonological awareness? If we know the difference between the terms and can assess them we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. Have you ever heard the terms schwa or do you know all of the different types of syllables and the order in which they should be taught using decodables? Join us to learn about the 50+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

38. Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell Book Study

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Any staff in Schools

Dates: 3/27/2024 to 5/22/2024

"How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we relate to one another that isn't true? Talking to Strangers is a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. In it, Malcolm Gladwell revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, and the death of Sandra Bland-throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don't know, and the resulting conflict and misunderstanding have a profound effect on our lives and our world. Now, with Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell brings us a gripping guidebook for troubled times." We will be discussing how the book relates to students and us as teachers.

39. Suspensions of Students with Disabilities

Program: Special Education Issues

Audience: Building Level and Special Education Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2024

Discussion will center around the suspensions of students with disabilities including the legal process and change of placement options.

40. Science of Reading: Small Group Lesson

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 4/15/2024

Now that we have educator knowledge in phonemes and phonics, let us put it all together into an intervention lesson plan. With this small group intervention plan students will be able to practice what they are specifically struggling with in reading. The lesson includes, phonemic practice, sound-symbol correspondences, soundboards, sound out words and tricky words, dictation (writing), and oral reading (fluency). Join us to learn about the 50+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

41. Teaching Multisyllabic Words

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 4/24/2024

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At the level of the written word, English is one of the most complex languages in the world. However, a finite number of tools unlock the mystery of 98% of the words in the English language. Learning and teaching the syllable types to students in grades 3 through 12 will benefit them when they read and spell longer words. Join us as we teach students that words are just puzzles and when we pull them apart we heighten their understanding of them!

42. Morpholgy and Etymology: The Study of Word Parts and Meanings

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 4/29/2024

There is no comprehension strategy powerful enough to compensate for the inability to read words. Morphological awareness is a strong predictor of: Reading ability, Vocabulary Knowledge, and overall comprehension. We want to develop a student's morphological knowledge to build word sense, literacy skills, knowledge in content, and polysemy, or an understanding of multiple meanings. In this PD you will learn how to explore words with students by helping them uncover meanings and deepen their understanding, and, in doing so, help them develop word sense to explore words on their own.

43. The Science of Reading: Science of Writing

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 5/15/2024

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Similarly to the Science of Reading, the Science of Writing is crucial to a child's success in reading. You will learn about the Simple View of Writing and how handwriting instruction should be considered as important as reading instruction. We will learn about the difference between transcription and computation and how to teach them. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

44. TechMaynia: NERIC Model Schools Lending Library Open House (HFM Region)

Program: Integrating Technology into Curricula and Instruction

Dates: 5/16/2024

YOU MUST REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE Hosted by NERIC
Join us for an exciting Open House event at the Model Schools Lending Library! This unique three-hour session, designed specifically for educators, offers a hands-on exploration of innovative teaching tools and technologies. You'll have the opportunity to try out cutting-edge educational resources, including robotics, coding kits, and virtual reality tools. Our interactive various stations will provide practical insights on integrating these technologies into your curriculum. Network with fellow educators, exchange ideas, and discover new ways to engage and inspire your students. Don't miss this chance to enhance your teaching toolkit and bring fresh, dynamic approaches to your classroom!

45. K-2 Number Sense (BP only)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: K-2 Teachers, and anyone else who wants to attend! (This is good for K-6!)

Dates: 5/16/2024

Students are lacking in their number sense. This PD will show you how to start your math class with a five to fifteen-minute number talk. Get your students to think about math in a lively way! Making the shift toward teaching for understanding and encouraging students to develop mental math strategies can be both challenging and incredibly rewarding. When students are able to understand numbers and their relation to everything it strengthens their accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility with math. Join us as we talk about strategies that can start tomorrow!

46. Teaching Complex Texts to ALL Students- IN PERSON

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 5/20/2024

Do you often hear yourself say, "They can't access the text?" or "They can't read this, I have to read it to them." If these phrases are something you've said in the 3rd-12th grade classroom, there is a way that you can help them access it. When we give students texts that are "at their level" in tier 1 instruction, we are actually creating more gaps for them even if we think we are filling them. We will discuss how we can scaffold a complex grade-level text for students who struggle to read or struggle with fluency. This PD is great for anyone teaching any content-specific subject, intermediate, middle school, or high school students. There is a way we can give these students equity within the tier 1 curriculum, join us to find out how.

47. Math Fact Fluency 3-5 (BP Only)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Grades 3-5 (but also relevent for 1-2 with addition and subtraction)

Dates: 5/22/2024

"My students don't know their facts!" is a sentence we often hear in the upper elementary grade levels. But is this accurate? Do your students not know their facts quickly or are they not accurate when they do produce a number? In this PD we will establish the difference between fluency, automaticity, memory, and accuracy in math. We will learn about cognitive load as well as the progression of fluency your students need to be successful.

48. Podcasting Power: Taking Student Engagement Supersonic with Podcasting

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Primary and secondary teachers of all disciplines

Dates: 5/24/2024

Participants will examine the benefits of incorporating podcasts into their instruction. Podcasting can be implemented into any content area across all grade levels and can be as simple as saving audio files to a drive to as extensive as posting a video to YouTube. Podcasts are especially effective with project-based learning in math and science, book reviews and literary analysis in ELA, and with initiatives such as the Seal of Civic Readiness. Different recording equipment and formats will be reviewed and participants will practice recording based on their discipline and grade level. The editing process will be discussed as well as options for uploading the media, while addressing student privacy considerations.

49. Region High School Principals Meeting #4

Program: Leadership Training

Dates: 6/3/2024

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.

50. Regional Elementary Principals Meeting #4

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Elementary and MS Principals, AP's, and curriculum leaders

Dates: 6/4/2024

Please join us for this opportunity to collaborate with peers and address relevant topics. The agenda will be sent prior to the meeting.

51. Empowering Minds: Intellectual Freedom and School Library Transformation

Program: School Library System/IRC

Audience: school librarians

Dates: 6/4/2024

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Join SLJ Librarian of the Year Amanda Jones as she shares her biggest takeaways and top words of advice on how to stay proactive vs. reactive in standing up for intellectual freedom, tips on how to transform your school library one step at a time, and advocate for school libraries across the country. Join the discussion and learn about resources for advocacy, best practices, protecting yourself as an advocate, building your professional learning network, and making your voice heard in your school, district, state, and across the nation. This is a Regional Meeting as well as a SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting. Registration deadline is May 10, 2024.

52. New Mentor Training

Program: Mentoring

Audience: Teachers intending to become mentors in their district.

Dates: 6/6/2024

This workshop will prepare all who wish to become Mentors by introducing them to the key information and skills necessary to build effective mentoring relationships. Anyone who has completed this but would like a refresher is also welcome to attend.

53. The Science of Reading is Not Just Phonics - IN PERSON

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: pk-12

Dates: 6/10/2024

"Even the best phonics-based skills program will not transform a child into a strong reader if the child has limited knowledge of the language, impoverished vocabulary, and little knowledge of key subjects.” There is so much emphasis on phonics within the science of reading and although it is very important, it is only half of the research. In this in-person PD we will focus on background knowledge, vocabulary, language structure, verbal reasoning, and literacy knowledge. This is open to all grades and subject areas! Join us as we explore best practices through the science of reading rersearch.

54. Stolen Focus book study

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Any school staff

Dates: 7/10/2024 to 8/21/2024

In the United States, teenagers can focus on one task for only sixty-five seconds at a time, and office workers average only three minutes. Like so many of us, Johann Hari was finding that constantly switching from device to device and tab to tab was a diminishing and depressing way to live. He tried all sorts of self-help solutions-even abandoning his phone for three months-but nothing seemed to work. So Hari went on an epic journey across the world to interview the leading experts on human attention-and he discovered that everything we think we know about this crisis is wrong. We think our inability to focus is a personal failure to exert enough willpower over our devices. The truth is even more disturbing: our focus has been stolen by powerful external forces that have left us uniquely vulnerable to corporations determined to raid our attention for profit. Hari found that there are twelve deep causes of this crisis, from the decline of mind-wandering to rising pollution, all of which have robbed some of our attention. In Stolen Focus, he introduces readers to Silicon Valley dissidents who learned to hack human attention, and veterinarians who diagnose dogs with ADHD. He explores a favela in Rio de Janeiro where everyone lost their attention in a particularly surreal way, and an office in New Zealand that discovered a remarkable technique to restore workers' productivity. Crucially, Hari learned how we can reclaim our focus-as individuals, and as a society-if we are determined to fight for it. Stolen Focus will transform the debate about attention and finally show us how to get it back. We will be discussing how this book relates to our students, as well as, us as educators. **IF YOU WOULD LIKE BOCES TO ORDER YOUR BOOK - PLEASE REGISTER BY TUESDAY, APRIL 30TH** *If you are purchasing your own book, there is no fee for this

55. Math Extravaganza

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 8/1/2024

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Join us for the 2nd annual HFM BOCES Math Extravaganza 2024! Our instructional coaches will guide you through professional development on researched based mathematical ideals and practices to start your new school year as a math expert! There will be three strands; Elementary, Upper Elementary/Middle/High School, and Both. Topics include: Fractions, PBL in Math, Progress Monitoring and Data Analysis, Building Thinking Classrooms, Keeping Math Engaging, and MORE! If you are in HFM BOCES this PD is free. Every other BOCES will be a $25 fee. See the flyer for more information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/13lsur2Dhhrf1buGuirTAzn5UFNhk-wfg/view?usp=sharing