Catalog: HFM BOCES (Web Registration)

Search Options

Search Results (1 - 95 of 95)

1. DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: anyone seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 7/11/2022

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

2. Leading the Rebound - A Book Study

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: School Leaders

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 8/23/2022

"If there was ever a time for our heroic school leadership to persevere, it's now." Join us as we learn and collaborate on the must-dos as we continue to navigate our way through the growing pains this pandemic has created. Leading the Rebound; Fisher, Frey, Smith, Hattie (2021) The fee for this workshop will be used to purchase the text. If you prefer to purchase your own, please let us know.

3. Cultivating Emotional Resilience for Educators, A Journey with "Onward" by Elena Aguilar (Sessions 2-12)

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Educators, Support Staff, Administrators

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 6/14/2023

As an educator you have the power to make a profound impact in the lives of your students. It's what keeps us going. But schools are stressful places. Regardless of where you teach, it is emotional work. When demands outpace our ability to cope, healthy stress is replaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress results in decreased productivity, anxiety, frustration, and burnout. Nearly half a million teachers leave the profession every year! Throughout this year we will work together to discuss and build habits to cultivate resiliency and our ability to not just survive, but thrive. This opportunity is less like a book club and more like a year long journey toward understanding who you are as an educator, support staff, or administrator. Each month's topic will relate to the common stresses and situations occurring in schools during that time of the year. **** This offering requires the purchase of the book "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators", by Elena Aguilar**** It can be purchased online and inexpensively as a used book on Amazon.

4. New Evaluator Training-two days

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: new building administrators and outside evaluators

Dates: 8/9/2022 to 8/10/2022

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)

5. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

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

Dates: 8/10/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence 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.

6. New Mentor Training - IN PERSON

Program: Mentoring

Audience: Teachers intending to become mentors in their district.

Dates: 8/16/2022 to 8/17/2022

This two-day workshop will prepare all who wish to become Mentors by introducing them to the key information and skills necessary to build effective mentoring relationships.

7. New Teacher Institute - IN PERSON

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any new teachers

Dates: 8/23/2022

This will be the first in a series of learning opportunities that will support new teachers in the 2022-2023 school year. We encourage all new teachers to join this cohort as we explore varied topics together throughout the school year.

8. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

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

Dates: 8/25/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence 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.

9. The Problem of English and What You Can Do About It

Program: Other

Audience: PK-12 Gen Ed Teachers, SPED Teachers, AIS Providers, Admin, Speech

Dates: 8/25/2022

Yes, that should say "of" and not "with." English is not the problem, it's what we don't know about it that needs help. Language both spoken and written, is the foundation of all academics. Did you know the definition of a vowel is not simply the answer A, E, I, O U, and sometimes Y? It's a sound that is produced when the mouth is open and the sound is not blocked by the lips, teeth, or tongue. In that case there are not 5 vowels, but 15. Do you know the 31+ rules of the English Language? When the phonograms (a picture that represents a sound) and rules of English are taught in a systematic manner through solid, multimodality teaching methods which develop visual muscle memory, prevent reversals, and address the needs of all types of learners, we will be on our way to solving the literacy crisis. This is open to all PK-12th grade teachers who want to learn how to teach their students a common sense approach to reading, spelling, and literacy. The Book- 'Uncovering the Logic of English' by Denise Eide is highly encouraged, but not required.

10. Network Team Meetings 2022-2023

Program: School and District Planning

Audience: representatives have been chosen by each district

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 6/12/2023

Previously the Curriculum council, this group will expand the scope of work and facilitate communication and collaboration among all our districts in the HFM region.

11. Secondary Administrator PLC - Virtual

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Secondary Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 4/25/2023

Please join us as we collaborate on various timely topics. These will be virtual meetings.

12. Elementary Administrator PLC - Virtual

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Elementary Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 4/25/2023

Please join us as we collaborate on various timely topics. These will be virtual meetings.

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

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 9/21/2022

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 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

14. Art, Music, and Media Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art, Music, and Media Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 9/22/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

15. Number Sense and Fluency in the Elementary Math Classroom: Moving Beyond Memorization

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Educators, Teacher Aides, Elementary Administrators

Dates: 9/26/2022

Through interactive activities you will gain a deeper understanding of what fluency is (and is not) and learn how it is linked to number sense. You will use strategies and gain a collection of games, routines and activities to support number sense and fluency in the elementary classroom. This PD is offered asynchronously. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the work to receive credit.

16. Middle School and High School ELA Professional Development Collaboration

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2022 to 5/15/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Middle School and High School Teachers. Earn CTLE credits while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas. All 5 offerings will grant 1 credit per session attended.

17. Science of Reading: Phonemic Awareness and Proficiency

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 9/28/2022

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 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

18. DASA - Dignity for All Students Act

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: anyone seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 10/3/2022

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

19. Middle School and High School Science Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Science Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 10/4/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Middle School and High School Science teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

20. Science of Reading: Phonics and Phonological Awareness

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/5/2022

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? Have you ever heard the terms schwa or do you know all of the different types of syllables and how to teach them? If we know the difference between the terms and can assess them we can identify students strengths and instructional needs with precision. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

21. Heggerty PD

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: BP Faculty and Staff

Dates: 10/12/2022

For BP teachers who will be implementing Heggerty.

22. School Counselor & Social Worker PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: School Counselors & Social Workers

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 5/18/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for School Social Workers & Counselors. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

23. Elementary Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 10/13/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Elementary teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

24. Instructional Coach PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/14/2022 to 5/19/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Instructional Coaches. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

25. App Development for Beginners

Program: Standards

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/14/2022

Using available technology to create an app. Show how students can create their own app that will allow them to revise for an upcoming exam. This PD will explore both the technology side of things (how easy it can be to create an app like this) as well as how students can use technology to keep themselves organized. By the end of the PD session teachers will create a fully functioning app that they can then take back to the classroom and teach their students how to create their own app. Participants will also be aware of exactly which Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards have been addressed. Ideal for a collaborative class situation where one teacher has the students learning how to create the app using information (content) based on another course. For example, the Computer Science teacher would teach the App creation part of the class in collaboration with the Social Studies teachers, whose content is used for the app.

26. LETRS PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: LETRS Cohort Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 6/5/2023

This Professional Learning Community is for teachers who are in the Region Wide LETRS training cohort. Here we can discuss LETRS and help each other with any obstacles or insights we have while learning the program together.

27. Math PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Math teachers

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 6/5/2023

We all want to unlock learning potential, but how do we do that? The Math Professional Learning Committee is intended to enable all Math teachers in the region to discuss and share ideas. Please join us in this Bi-monthly meeting. We will also explore the book "Limitless Mind” by Jo Boaler as we look at false assumptions and what we can do to reduce our barriers to learning via practical insights, understanding, and strategies..

28. K-12 Administrator PLC - In Person

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Elementary Principals, Curriculum Directors, Special Ed Directors

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 5/16/2023

Please join us as we collaborate on various timely topics. These will be In Person meetings at HFM BOCES.

29. Special Education Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 5/9/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

30. Science of Reading: Putting it all Together - 6 Step Lesson Plan

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/19/2022

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? 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 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read.

31. Interventionist PLC (MTSS, RtI, AIS)

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers and Staff providing MTSS, RtI, or AIS services

Dates: 10/24/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Intervention Providers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

32. DASA Coordinator Training - In Person

Program: DASA 6-Hour Certification

Audience: DASA

Dates: 10/25/2022

Dignity for all Student Act (DASA) Coordinators and their DASA Response Teams play a vital role in supporting a positive school-wide climate in relation to prevention and reaction to dignity violations in their school. DASA Coordinators need to be well-prepared to manage the demands of this important position and this training will provide them with the tools to be successful DASA Coordinators. Learning modules for this full-day training include: Module 1: Dignity Act Introduction Module 2: School District Responsibilities: Policy & Training Module 3: Responsibilities of the Dignity Act Coordinator Module 4: Dignity, Respect and Welcoming & Affirming Environment Module 5: Distinguishing Bullying, Harassment, & Discrimination and Conflict Module 6: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and DASA go hand in hand Module 7: Reporting Requirements Module 8: Vulnerable Populations: Multiple Dimension of Identity Module 9: Brains, Bias, and Human Relations Module 10: Microaggressions Module 11: Cyberbullying Module 12: Investigation, Deceit Detection and Making Determination (investigation scenarios will be shared). Module 13: Interventions Participants will be provided with hard copies of resources and a Google Drive so that they may modify documents for their school district's needs. This training is appropriate for anyone who is involved in the DASA process in their school district including DASA Building Coordinators, DASA District Coordinators, Superintendents, and DASA Response Team Members. Some school districts have included their clerical staff and nurses, dependent upon their role in the school's response to incidents.

33. The Science of Reading for Administration: An Introduction

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Administration, School Leaders

Dates: 10/25/2022

Administrators and district leaders are the true champions of change and are tasked with the seemingly insurmountable challenge of ushering in a new culture within their schools. The term ‘Science of Reading' has been a hot topic in educational circles and for good reason. Many of your teachers have been participating in the Science of Reading professional developments through HFM BOCES and see the culture they want and need for their schools. Making the shift to the Science of Reading-based instruction can be difficult and certainly does not happen overnight. The truth is, any program or publisher can claim alignment to the Science of Reading. With the knowledge of what the science and research actually is, you will be better equipped to make decisions on a curriculum that best teaches students how to read. teachers teach students to read, not programs. So, as an administrator, how can you begin your journey with the Science of Reading? Start here- with this introduction for Admin.

34. Science of Reading: Background Knowledge

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 10/26/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? We head now to the top of the Scarborough Rope, a Science of Reading Theoretical Framework. Once students are fluent decoders, a key determinant of comprehension, perhaps THE key determinant of comprehension, is what kids know about the topic of the text that they are able to read. Here we will learn about background knowledge and how it can improve a students reading ability before they even pick up a book. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

35. School Psychologist PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: School Psychologist

Dates: 10/28/2022 to 5/12/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for School Psychologists. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional Psychologists to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

36. Coding Adventures with Python

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2022

Python is a general-purpose coding language that is ideal for middle and high school students. You will learn how Python can be used to achieve multiple parts of the Computer Science & Digital Fluency standards. Participants will learn the basics of Python programming and then complete a Python coding project. This project is designed to be taken back to the classroom in order for participants to then be able to teach the students. The standards that are covered by completing the project will be explicitly identified. No coding experience is needed for this session, just an interest in learning.

37. Science of Reading: Vocabulary

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 11/2/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? We continue to the top of the Scarborough Rope, a Science of Reading Theoretical Framework. Vocabulary is one of the big 5 pillars of literacy, though word work in this regard often and easily gets skipped due to time. By the time students reach second grade they know just over 2,000 words and by 6th grade 10,000. If vocabulary is not "caught” or "taught”, that number becomes significantly less. Let's learn about the ways to teach vocabulary where the time put in will be well worth the outcome. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

38. Health & Physical Education PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Health & PE teachers

Dates: 11/3/2022 to 6/8/2023

The Health & Physical Education Professional Learning Committee is intended to enable all Health and Physical Education teachers in the region to discuss and share ideas. Please join us in this Bi-monthly meeting.

39. New Teacher Institute (Virtual Meetings)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any teachers that are new or have been teaching 3 or less years.

Dates: 11/3/2022 to 4/27/2023

This will be a series of PLC meetings that will support new teachers in the 2022-2023 school year. We will cover a variety of topic throughout the meetings.

40. New Evaluator Training-two days

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

Audience: new building administrators and outside evaluators

Dates: 11/7/2022 to 11/8/2022

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)

41. APPR Refresher Training for Evaluators

Program: Lead Evaluator Training

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

Dates: 11/8/2022

This year's required evidence-based observation training will be in person at the HFM BOCES Confreence 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.

42. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - What are they and how do they affect me?

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 11/9/2022

An overview of the standards and look at what is going to be expected by districts as the new standards are introduced.

43. "I Wish My Teacher Knew" Bookstudy

Program: Culture/Climate

Audience: Anyone that works in school buildings

Dates: 11/10/2022 to 3/21/2023

Have you ever asked your students to fill in this blank: "I wish my teacher knew_____". Kyle Schwartz, a third grade teacher did, and it changed her outlook. Throughout this book Kyle will share some of her students notes that relate to systematic issues in our schools (poverty, trauma informed classrooms, student engagement...). During our sessions, we will discuss this book and how it will relate to our work with students. The cost for this book study pays for the book. If you already have the book, or plan to get it yourself, just let me know (Hbozek@hfmboces.org) and the meetings will have no charge. **if you need a book ordered for you, please register by Friday, 9/23**

44. Art, Music, and Media Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art, Music, and Media Teachers and Teacher Leader

Dates: 11/15/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

45. Science of Reading: Language Structure

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 11/16/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Language structure refers to the written syntax (the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language), sentence structure and text structure. Understanding how sentences are formed and how they convey meaning is crucial to our ability to comprehend while we read. We will discuss the importance of language structure and ways to teach it. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

46. Middle & High School Social Studies PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle & High School Social Studies teachers

Dates: 11/17/2022 to 5/18/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

47. NYSAA-Required Facilitated Training

Program: Special Education Issues

Audience: NYSAA Test Administrators

Dates: 11/18/2022

This training is for any staff administering the NYSAA exam for the first time.

48. Science of Reading: Verbal Reasoning

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 11/30/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Verbal reasoning is the ability to put learning into words, to explain answers to questions, to inform conceptualize and frame thoughts in words - all of these ways of connecting ideas, comparing and contrasting ideas, combining ideas, and verbalizing thinking are referred to as verbal reasoning. We will discuss all of these and ideas on how to teach them. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

49. The Problem of English And What You Can Do About It

Program: Other

Audience: PK-12 Gen Ed Teachers, SPED Teachers, AIS Providers, Admin, Speech

Dates: 12/2/2022

Yes, that should say "of" and not "with." English is not the problem, it's what we don't know about it that needs help. Language both spoken and written, is the foundation of all academics. Did you know the definition of a vowel is not simply the answer A, E, I, O U, and sometimes Y? It's a sound that is produced when the mouth is open and the sound is not blocked by the lips, teeth, or tongue. In that case there are not 5 vowels, but 15. Do you know the 31+ rules of the English Language? When the phonograms (a picture that represents a sound) and rules of English are taught in a systematic manner through solid, multimodality teaching methods which develop visual muscle memory, prevent reversals, and address the needs of all types of learners, we will be on our way to solving the literacy crisis. This is open to all K-12th grade teachers who want to learn how to teach their students a common sense approach to reading, spelling, and literacy. The book 'Uncovering the Logic of English' highly encouraged, but not required!

50. Gloversville: Boulevard... Structured Literacy

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Boulevard Elementary Faculty and Staff

Dates: 12/6/2022

1.0 CTLE 8:00-8:45 Structured Literacy: The Science of Reading in Practice

51. Middle School and High School Science Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Science Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 12/6/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Middle School and High School Science teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

52. Gloversville: Park Terrace... Structured Literacy

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Park Terrace Elementary Faculty and Staff

Dates: 12/7/2022

1.0 CTLE 8:00-8:45 Structured Literacy: The Science of Reading in Practice

53. Science of Reading: Literacy Knowledge

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 12/7/2022

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Literacy knowledge is the understanding of how text works: At the beginning of the reader stage, literacy knowledge includes concepts of print, alphabetic knowledge and handwriting. It also includes the understanding of different genres of text and the organizational differences and purposes that exist among different formats. We will discuss this and the best ways to teach it. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

54. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - K-1 & 2-3 Standards & Examples

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 12/8/2022

Starting Today
A specific look at the standards as they relate to grade bands. Examples will be given of ways that standards could be addressed.

55. Gloversville: Kingsborough... Structured Literacy

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Gloversville Kingsborough Elementary Faculty and Staff

Dates: 12/12/2022

Starting Soon
1.0 CTLE 8:00-8:45 Structured Literacy: The Science of Reading in Practice

56. PBL 101 - Creating Voice & Choice for Students

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary, Middle, High School Teachers

Dates: 12/12/2022 to 2/13/2023

Starting Soon
Introduction to PBL, Walkthrough, and Examples; Experience an active PBL as a participant; Create a fully developed PBL for your own classroom; Reflect and learn from each other as we explore our PBL ideas. There will be three sessions to this PBL training: Session 1 - (Virtual) What is PBL? (please come to this session with a topic in mind for your classroom) Session 2 - (Virtual) Collectively discuss each of your ideas as you have developed them. Troubleshoot your questions and tweak your ideas to fit your needs. Session 3 - (Virtual) Reflection. Takeaways and looking forward to other projects. What did you do and how did it go? What would you change and improve?

57. The Science of Writing for Administration

Program: Other

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2022

Starting Soon
Administrators and district leaders are the true champions of change and are tasked with the seemingly insurmountable challenge of ushering in a new culture within their schools. The term ‘Science of Writing' is relatively newer than the Science of Reading and has been a buzz word for good reason. The Science of Writing is crucial to a child's success in reading. Many of your teachers have been participating in the Science of Reading professional developments through HFM BOCES and see the culture they want and need for their schools. With the knowledge of what the science and research actually is, you will be better equipped to make decisions on a curriculum that best teaches students how to read.

58. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 4-6 & 7-8 Standards & Examples

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 12/14/2022

Starting Soon
A specific look at the standards as they relate to grade bands. Examples will be given of ways that standards could be addressed.

59. Media Literacy for Elementary-Aged Students in the Library

Program: School Library System/IRC

Audience: Elementary level library media specialists and teachers on special assignment to the elementary library.

Dates: 12/15/2022

Participants will join with four other BOCES to learn how to engage elementary-aged students in thinking critically about the media that they like in age-appropriate ways. In this interactive day, Dr. Faith Rogow, longtime media literacy education innovator and author of the new book, Media Literacy for Young Children, will offer new ways to think about media literacy and practical strategies to integrate digital technologies in way appropriate for our youngest learners. This PD is for elementary level librarians and teachers on special assignment to an elementary library. Lunch will be provided.

60. Teaching for Truth in the Library and the Classroom

Program: School Library System/IRC

Audience: Secondary school library media specialists and teachers on special assignment to a secondary library.

Dates: 12/15/2022

This workshop will have participants joining with four other BOCES to engage in learning and applying a practical model for media decoding, a question-based approach that used rich media documents - from blogs to books and paintings to Pinterest - to motivate all students to learn core skills and content area standards. This workshop will be working with individuals from 5 other BOCES in a collaborative training for librarians. There will be three follow up virtual sessions sharing about successes and challenges with the process to receive collegial feedback. Lunch will be provided.

61. Elementary Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 12/15/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Elementary teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

62. Choosing and Using Decodable Texts

Program: Instructional Strategies

Dates: 12/20/2022

New
Quality decodable text is an essential early learning tool! Learn: -Characteristics that distinguish strong from weak decodable text, and what to do if you have weak or no decodables -Suggestions on how to include decodables in your instruction -Before, During, and After reading routines to build phonics and fluency skills -Ways to connect decodables to writing -Strategies to build comprehension and vocabulary skills AND Templates, activities, decodable book resources, sample lessons

63. Intervention PLC (AIS, RtI, MTSS, MLSS)

Program: Response to Intervention

Audience: Intervention Providers (AIS, RtI, MTSS, MLSS)

Dates: 12/21/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community for Intervention Providers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, share information, and ideas.

64. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 9-12 Standards & Examples

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 1/4/2023

A specific look at the standards as they relate to grade bands. Examples will be given of ways that standards could be addressed.

65. Science of Reading: Fluency

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/4/2023

What does the Science of Reading tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read and comprehend their reading? Fluency is the reasonably accurate reading, at an appropriate rate, with suitable expression, that leads to accurate and deep comprehension and motivation to read. We will discuss the ORF (Oral Reading Fluency assessment), sound fluency, letter naming and letter sound fluency, word fluency, phrase level fluency and text level fluency. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

66. Number Sense and Fluency in the Elementary Math Classroom: Moving Beyond Memorization

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Educators, Teacher Aides, Elementary Administrators

Dates: 1/9/2023

Through interactive activities you will gain a deeper understanding of what fluency is (and is not) and learn how it is linked to number sense. You will use strategies and gain a collection of games, routines and activities to support number sense and fluency in the elementary classroom. This PD is offered asynchronously. After you register, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the work to receive credit.

67. New Mentor Training - IN PERSON

Program: Mentoring

Audience: Teachers intending to become mentors in their district.

Dates: 1/10/2023

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.

68. Art, Music, and Media Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art, Music, and Media Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 1/10/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

69. Middle & High School Social Studies PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle & High School Social Studies teachers

Dates: 1/12/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

70. LIVE Science of Reading Suite: Language Comprehension

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services, SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/13/2023

If you were unable to attend the last few weeks of the Science of Reading after school PD's on language comprehension, this full day live session will address that information in a more informal and collaborative approach. We will learn about THE most effective way to teach a child to read through background knowledge, vocabulary, language structure/writing, and verbal reasoning. Our focus will be the top of the Scarborough Rope's framework, language comprehension. Please join us as we learn about the 40+ years of research on the Science of Reading and how you can effectively change the way you do RTI.

71. Transitioning to the revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages

Program: Standards

Audience: Teachers of World Languages

Dates: 1/17/2023

Members from Questar will be joining us to support teachers of World Languages with the transition to the standards adopted by The Board of Regents in March, 2021.

72. "Get Some Guts, Coach" by Jill Jackson Book Study

Program: Leadership Training

Audience: Instructional Coaches & Department Leaders

Dates: 1/17/2023 to 4/18/2023

Get Some Guts, Coach! delivers the trademark wit and honesty of Jill Jackson, author of six books and trainer to more than 100,000 educators nationwide. Jackson's books cut through the fluff to offer coaches real clarity, practical steps, and done-for-you templates. Get Some Guts, Coach! is the insider's guide for transforming an average instructional coaching job into a wildly powerful coaching practice that boosts teacher skill and student scores. Inside, you'll find answers for common coaching questions, such as: How do I coach without being evaluative? What do I do with a weak administrator that won't hold teachers accountable? How do I build trust? What if all I do is put out fires and never get to the actual coaching? What does a successful coaching practice really look like? How do I debrief a teacher and have them actually implement my advice? This book is a great resource for Instructional Coaches and Department Leaders!

73. Productive Math Struggle

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: k-12 Teachers, AIS providers, Admin, SPED

Dates: 1/17/2023

Struggle is hard. Productive struggle is power. All students face struggle, and they should-it is how they learn and grow. The teacher's job is not to remove struggle, but rather to value and harness it, helping students develop good habits of productive struggle. But what's missing for many educators is an action plan for how to achieve this, especially when it comes to math. Persevering through difficult challenges to reach new learning is the core of Productive Math Struggle. When left unsupported, struggle can become unproductive and demoralizing, negatively influencing students' mathematical identities. Through Jon Sangiovanni's book Productive Math Struggle (not required) I will help guide teachers through six specific actions-including valuing, fostering, building, planning, supporting, and reflecting on struggle-to create a game plan for overcoming obstacles within the math classroom. Revolving around the idea that math is a way of thinking and understanding, and not just the pursuit of answers and procedures, this idea empowers students to embrace productive struggle to build essential skills for learning and living-both inside and outside the classroom.

74. Science of Reading: Comprehension

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/18/2023

What does the Science of Writing tell us is the most effective way to teach kids to read? Comprehension is the act of simultaneously extracting and constructing meaning through interaction and involvement with written language. It is essentially the product of fluent word recognition and use of language comprehension processes that together make the meaning of the text. We will discuss this and ways to help students improve their comprehension skills through strategies. Join us to learn about the 40+ years of research showing us THE way children learn to read and comprehend.

75. Science of Reading: Science of Writing

Program: Other

Audience: Teachers, Intervention Services SPED, Related Services, Admin

Dates: 1/25/2023

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.

76. Structured Literacy; The Science of Reading in Practice

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Support Services, ELL/MLL Teachers, Administration

Dates: 1/26/2023

The Science of Reading is transforming the way we think about reading acquisition, but how do we change our teaching and shift our mindset? Structured Literacy is the answer. In this session, we will look at how to teach each component of reading based on the Science of Reading. You will learn how to construct comprehensive lesson plans, to use directly in your classroom; whole group, small group, and intensive intervention will be discussed and examined, with supporting material for practice.

77. FCMEA All County Festival Observation Hours

Program: Other

Audience: Fulton County Music Teachers

Dates: 2/3/2023 to 2/4/2023

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 Concert formatting Teachers must sign-in for attendance the weekend of the festival in order to receive full CTLE credit.

78. Middle School and High School Science Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Science Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 2/6/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Middle School and High School Science teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

79. Decoding Dyslexia

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: General Education Teachers, Intervention Providers, Special Education Teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, Administration

Dates: 2/9/2023

History; Myths; Screening; Support. Learn about Dyslexia and the best ways to teach students with this neurobiological variation.

80. Elementary Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 2/9/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Elementary teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

81. Accountable Talk in the Classroom

Program: Data Driven Instruction

Audience: Elementary School Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2023

Accountable discussions empower students to draw upon arguments based on evidence. Students learn how to respect the views of their peers while strengthening their communication skills. They get practice in being good conversationalists, participating in conversations in a polite manner.

82. Science of Reading: Teaching Multisyllabic and Spelling Words (grades 3-8)

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: All Teachers, SPED, AIS, Speech, Admin

Dates: 2/15/2023

New
Teaching phonics, but for the intermediate and middle school grades. In these grades we expect students to be at the "reading to learn" phase of their education, but we know that is not always the case as the gap continues to widen for those students who are still struggling to read. Reading fluency has a big impact on reading comprehension. Some students' cognitive "desk" space is too focused on decoding the multisyllabic words so there is little room for comprehension. Join us as we learn about the multisyllabic phonics approach for our students who continue to struggle with reading in grades 4-8.

83. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - What are they and how do they affect me?

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 3/1/2023

An overview of the standards and look at what is going to be expected by districts as the new standards are introduced.

84. Art, Music, and Media Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art, Music, and Media Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 3/7/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

85. Middle & High School Social Studies PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle & High School Social Studies teachers

Dates: 3/9/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

86. Science of Reading Suite LIVE: Phonics and Phonological Proficiency

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Teachers, SPED, Speech, AIS Providers, Team Leaders

Dates: 3/10/2023

If you were unable to attend the Science of Reading after school PD's on word Recognition (phonemic awareness and proficiency, phonics, and sight recognition) this full day live session will address that information in a more informal and collaborative approach. We will learn about THE most effective way to teach a child to read through learning about the science and creating a 6-step lesson plan using data from assessments and resources. Our focus will be the bottom of the Scarborough Rope's framework, one of the key frameworks from the SOR. Please join us as we learn about the 40+ years of research on the Science of Reading and how you can effectively change the way you do RTI.

87. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - K-1 & 2-3 Standards & Examples

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 3/15/2023

A specific look at the standards as they relate to grade bands. Examples will be given of ways that standards could be addressed.

88. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 4-6 & 7-8 Standards & Examples

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 3/22/2023

A specific look at the standards as they relate to grade bands. Examples will be given of ways that standards could be addressed.

89. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards - 9-12 Standards & Examples

Program: Standards

Audience: Administrators &Teachers - Anyone involved in the CSDF Standards rollout

Dates: 3/29/2023

A specific look at the standards as they relate to grade bands. Examples will be given of ways that standards could be addressed.

90. Middle School and High School Science Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle School and High School Science Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 4/3/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Middle School and High School Science teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

91. Elementary Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 4/4/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Elementary teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

92. Art, Music, and Media Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Art, Music, and Media Teachers and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 5/8/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

93. Special Education Teachers PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/9/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

94. Middle & High School Social Studies PLC

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Middle & High School Social Studies teachers

Dates: 5/18/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community for Art, Music, and Media teachers. Earn CTLE credit while meeting with other regional teachers to collaborate, and share information and ideas.

95. New Teacher Institute - In Person Finale

Program: Instructional Strategies

Audience: Any New Teachers (in the first year to three years)

Dates: 6/8/2023

Come celebrate the completion of your first year (or two) teaching! We will be having a pizza celebration, then time to collaborate with each other. This will be an in person meeting.