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1. MICRO-CREDENTIAL Maximizing Success for You & Your Student Teacher (21-22)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/30/2022

Ongoing July 1, 2021 to May 30, 2022
Self Paced
Closed

Mentoring a student teacher supports the profession, but it can also be beneficial to you. This learning will help you maximize those benefits.
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by June 30, 2023

2. MICRO-CREDENTIALS Google Jamboard Level 1 (21-22)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/30/2022

Ongoing July 1 to May 30, 2022
Self Paced
Closed

Google Jamboard is a digital whiteboard that lets you create interactive learning experiences..
1. Enroll in the course on Frontline
2. Click this link
3. Register for an account or sign in if already registered
4. Start learning!
5. Course must be finished by June 30, 2023

3. Brain Targeted Teaching (Mariale Hardiman)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 7/11/2022

Asynchronous
Book Study
July 11- September 30, 2022 Asynchronous Book Study A powerful guide for applying brain research for more effective instruction The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools serves as a bridge between research and practice by providing a cohesive, proven, and usable model of effective instruction. Compatible with other professional development programs, this model shows how to apply educational and cognitive neuroscience principles into classroom settings through a pedagogical framework. The model's six components are: (1) Establish the emotional connection to learning (2) Develop the physical learning environment (3) Design the learning experience (4) Teach for the mastery of content, skills, and concepts (5) Teach for the extension and application of knowledge (6) Evaluate learning

4. Fostering Resilient Learners (Kristin Souers and Pete Hall)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 7/11/2022

Book Look
Asynchronous
July 11- October 7, 2022 Asynchronous Book Look In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.

5. Poor Students Rich Teaching (Eric Jensen)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 7/11/2022

Book Look
Asynchronous
July 11-September 30, 2022 Asynchronous Book Look Growing up with his share of adverse childhood experiences, Eric Jensen knows firsthand the relationship between student poverty and education and the importance of rich teaching for economically disadvantaged students. Discover practical and data-driven strategies to ensure college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status. This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential for overcoming adversity and positively impacting students from low-income families. Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes and create a positive classroom environment. Access the complete resources by pairing this resource with its companion, Poor Students, Richer Teaching. Full of ideas that can be easily implemented in any classroom, this book will help you: Understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement. Learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity. Gain four powerful mindsets in the classroom setting to bring change: the relational mindset, achievement mindset, rich classroom climate mindset, and the engagement mindset. Build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target. Create a welcoming classroom climate where all students love to learn and are engaged for success.

6. Authentic Materials Myths - Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching, authors: Eve Zyzik and Charlene Polio

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 8/31/2022

Book Study
Blended
Closed
July 13-October 31 Blended Book Study How do you use authentic materials in instruction? What reservations do you have? How do you respond to colleagues who are hesitant to embed authentic resources in their instruction? Join with colleagues from around the region for an in-depth book study.

7. APPR Re-Certification for Lead Evaluators of Teachers (August Cohort)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Superintendents, Principals and Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/1/2022

Asynchronous
Closed
The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews (APPR) of teachers. Each district must certify that these lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the APPR regulations. The components of this APPR re-certification training are based on the four-day Lead Evaluator Certificate Training. This asynchronous session is meant to serve as an opportunity for lead evaluators to annually revisit the major components of that training and renew certification, which will allow continued evaluation of teachers. This session is meant to be viewed in collaboration with an administrative team within your building or district, but it may be viewed by independent administrators as well.

Participants will receive information to access the asynchronous materials on August 1, 2022. Participants must complete the webcast by August 31, 2022. CTLE credit will be awarded at the end of the designated close date.

8. Inclusion: Planning and Preparation (District Invitation Only)

Program: Special Education

Audience: District Invitation Only

Dates: 8/11/2022 to 5/9/2023

In Person
District Invitation Only

9. Teaching That Changes Lives 12 Mindset Tools For Igniting the Love of Learning (Marilee Adams, PhD)

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, Assistants, Administrators, Counselors

Dates: 8/15/2022

Book Study
Asynchronous
August 15-November 14 Asynchronous Book Study Teaching That Changes Lives is a transformational and practical guide that will enable teachers to make an authentic difference with their students and avoid succumbing to the myriad pressures and challenges of their jobs. Using the storytelling format that proved so successful in her previous book, Adams tells how Emma, a sixth-grade teacher on the verge of quitting her job, learns to cultivate what Adams calls the "Learner Mindset”- having the discipline, curiosity, and courage to consistently ask growth-oriented, open-minded questions of oneself and others-and to avoid the close-minded and critical "Judger Mindset.” Emma transforms her classroom, her relationships with her colleagues, and, most importantly, her students' eagerness for learning and achievement. Teaching is more than imparting facts and skills-it's preparing students for the test of life. Featuring an innovative, easy-to-follow workbook and access to a Learner Mindset online mini-course, this inspiring book will ensure that teachers and students alike become creative, resilient problem solvers, bridge builders, and lifelong learners.

10. An Instructional Delivery Framework: I Do, We Do, You Do

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 9/1/2022

Asynchronous
Good for Novice Teachers
Closed
During this asynchronous session, participants will be introduced to an instructional framework that shifts the cognitive load from the teacher to the students. Participants will learn the components of direct (focused) instruction, guided instruction, collaborative learning, and independent learning based on the Gradual Release of Responsibility Framework (Gallagher, 1983 as cited by Fisher & Frey, 2013). Session content will ultimately be tied back to teachers effectively employing an "I do, we do, you do collaboratively, and you do alone” sequence.

The asynchronous materials will be sent to registered participants the day before the session begins. Participants will have until September 30 to complete the session.

11. Regional Genesee Valley BOCES CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Education

Audience: Genesee Valley BOCES Special Educaiton Administators

Dates: 9/15/2022 to 6/15/2023

In Person
New
Regional Genesee Valley BOCES CSE Chairperson Meetings are intended for Special Education Administrators in the Genesee Valley Region.

12. Daniel Willingham: Why Knowledge Matters

Program: School Improvement

Audience: PreK - 12 Educators & Administrators

Dates: 9/28/2022

In Person
Featured Speaker
Lunch Included
Starting Soon
Most educators agree that the goal of education is effective thinking: being able to solve problems, engage with new ideas critically, and generate new, creative ideas. Over the last forty years, cognitive psychologists have gathered increasing evidence that these mental processes depend on and are intertwined with factual knowledge. In other words, it's much easier to be a strong problem-solver when the question concerns a topic you know a lot about. In this talk I'll explain the relationship between knowledge and thinking processes in reading, math, and science, focusing especially on the classroom implications throughout schooling.

When children start school, it is completely up to the teacher to see to it that students learn. But as they grow older, they become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They must learn how to read complicated texts independently, and not just for comprehension, but to remember the contents. They must learn to avoid distraction, commit content to memory, take notes, judge when they have studied enough, avoid procrastination, and more. Studies show that most college students use very inefficient strategies for most of these tasks. In this talk I will summarize research from the last twenty years on a subset of these tasks, focusing on practical applications that can be communicated to students so that they can regulate their learning more efficiently.

13. Full 5 Day TIG Training - Fall 2022

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Administrators, school counselors & Social Workers, CSE Chairs, School nurses, SROs, engaged faculty

Dates: 9/29/2022 to 12/6/2022

Starting Soon
Full TIG Training will give an overview of the important considerations for administrators, counselors and staff when responding to critical incidents in their school community. Attendees will become aware of best practices and trauma informed care, and how to best utilize and support your district's TIG team during a crisis. Topics include grief & loss at school -trauma -suicide risk & intervention in youth and adolescents -chronic & acute illness -school violence: intervention & prevention -managing media and communication during incidents , with an emphasis on a team approach to strategic planning in the first hours after an incident. *Limit 3 staff/school district. Please confirm with your TIG team before signing up **This is currently scheduled as an in-person training. However, a remote schedule has been developed in case of COVID restrictions.

14. Teaching Fractions: Building Fluency Through Deep Conceptual Understanding

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 3-8 Math Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 9/30/2022

Asychronous
Starting Soon
If you teach fractions in any capacity, this asynchronous session is right for you. Participants will gain more tools for their teaching toolbox, including learning practical games and activities that can immediately be implemented in the classroom to build students' fluency with fractions. The goal is to make greater sense of concepts by building upon our own current conceptual understandings and best practices for teaching fractions. This work will assist to further conceptualize fraction comparison, fraction equivalence, and applying the four operations to fractions.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content on September 30, 2022, and will have until October 31, 2022 to complete the session.

15. APPR Re-Certification for Lead Evaluators of Teachers (October Cohort)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Superintendents, Principals and Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 10/1/2022

Asynchronous
Starting Soon
The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews (APPR) of teachers. Each district must certify that these lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the APPR regulations. The components of this APPR re-certification training are based on the four-day Lead Evaluator Certificate Training. This asynchronous session is meant to serve as an opportunity for lead evaluators to annually revisit the major components of that training and renew certification, which will allow continued evaluation of teachers. This session is meant to be viewed in collaboration with an administrative team within your building or district, but it may be viewed by independent administrators as well.

Participants will receive information to access the asynchronous materials on October 1, 2022. Participants must complete the webcast by October 31, 2022. CTLE credit will be awarded at the end of the designated close date.

16. ESOL Educators Cohort (session 2 of 4)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 ESOL Teachers

Dates: 10/4/2022

Hybrid
This cohort will focus on supporting K-12 ESOL teachers in the Genesee Valley region. The cohort will give teachers the opportunity to engage in learning and networking with other ESOL professionals around best practice in ELL education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in learning focused on topics that will be determined by the participants and the needs of the region. Lunch is on your own.

17. NEW! Trauma-Informed Leadership Series

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Superintendents, School Administrators

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 5/2/2023

Fine Tune Your Administrator Skills in Difficult Situations. Five 1-hour Zoom meetings. TOPICS: October 4, 2022 - Trauma 101: The newest evidence on how trauma impacts learning and behavior December 13, 2022 - Creating a Trauma Informed Workplace: Supporting Staff February 7, 2023 - TIG Essentials: Responding to Crisis using the TIG network April 4, 2023 - Crisis Communications: Best Practices for Communicating in a Critical Incident May 2, 2023 - Trauma Informed Memorials, Commemorations & Graduations

18. ELA 9-12 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 9-12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 2/8/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The English Language Arts (ELA) Cohort will afford teachers the opportunity to connect with other ELA teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group.

For new participants, interested in joining the ELA 9-12 cohort in 2022-2023, please register for session #1 only, of The Writing Revolution (TWR) professional learning (on 8/23/2022) as an onboarding/prerequisite to cohort. The TWR session is a separate Frontline registration.

19. Art Tech Projects

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Music and Art Teachers, all levels

Dates: 10/7/2022

Learn about some technology tools and resources that can be easily implemented into your art classroom. Time will be provided for planning specific projects to produce student products to submit to the Digies Festival 2023. **Consider signing up for "Music Tech Projects” to allow for collaboration between art and music when planning projects. https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=4099887&D=18433

20. Music Tech Projects

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Music and Art Teachers, all levels

Dates: 10/7/2022

Learn about some technology tools and resources that can be easily implemented into your art classroom. Time will be provided for planning specific projects to produce student products to submit to the Digies Festival 2023. **Consider signing up for "Art Tech Projects” to allow for collaboration between art and music when planning projects.

21. Communication Coordinators: Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 10/11/2022

One of the challenges for school librarians is explaining what they do. As part of the Libraries.Today IMLS grant the SLS is working with a national marketing firm to explore the role of school librarians. This work will take place online on Oct. 13th. In preparation for that day, we will be previewing some of the work as part of this training. We will explore storytelling as a model for marketing, as well as strategies for identifying problems that libraries can help solve and ways that libraries add value to the school community.

22. Instructional Coaching Cohort Onboarding Session (New Cohort Members Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 10/11/2022

In Person
Lunch Provided
Instructional coaching has proven to be an effective strategy for personal teacher growth, increased student achievement, and individualized professional development. This session will be for instructional coaches that are new to their position and looking to become an Instructional Coaching Cohort member. Once you have completed this prerequisite onboarding session, you will be well prepared to join your instructional coaching colleagues for the remainder of the year. Please register separately in Frontline for the Instructional Coaching Cohort sessions (11/15/22, 2/14/23, 5/16/23).

23. Communication Coordinators: Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 10/11/2022

Program, service, & regional updates; questions and sharing.

24. Social Studies Grade 12 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grade 12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 2/16/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Social Studies Grade 12 Cohort will afford teachers of: Participation in Government and Civics and Economics, the Enterprise System, and Finance the opportunity to connect with other grade-level instructors. This cohort is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities, as well as mini-learning sessions to meet the needs of the group. Part of the cohort session will allow for educators to work with other 12th grade teachers, school district peers, and/or have individual planning time.

25. What is a Micro-Credential

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers & administration

Dates: 10/13/2022

New
A quick 30 minute online event and learn what Micro-Credentials are!

26. Genesee Valley BOCES Regional Curriculum Council Meeting (session 1 of 4)

Program: Curriculum Council

Audience: Instructional Administrators

Dates: 10/14/2022

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Genesee Valley BOCES Administrative Curriculum Council meets often throughout the school year in efforts to collaborate with other Instructional Leaders in the region, hear updates from various departments, and continue professional learning together.

27. Global History & Geography Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 9-10 Global History and Geography Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 2/28/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Global History & Geography Cohort will afford grades 9 and 10 social studies teachers the opportunity to connect with other Global teachers. The Global History & Geography Cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group.

For new participants, interested in joining this cohort in 2022-2023, please consider registering for session #1 only, of The Writing Revolution (TWR) professional learning (on 8/23/2022) as an onboarding opportunity to cohort. The TWR session is a separate Frontline registration.

28. STEAM Cohort

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades K-12 STEAM Teachers (or those pursuing a STEAM position)

Dates: 10/18/2022

This cohort is designed for educators that are working in a STEAM-related position, interested in moving into such a position, or interested in integrating EdTech and other STEAM activities and resources into their regular classroom/library. The Cohort will be introduced to a variety of EdTech and STEAM tools and resources. Options for integrating STEAM activities into a variety of curricular areas will be explored, with additional emphasis on building collaborative relationships with other teachers for planning STEAM activities including how to build a STEAM culture in your school building. Lunch will be provided.

29. Dr. Paul Riccomini: Boost Your Students Retention of Essential Mathematical Concepts and Skills

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 General/Special Education Teachers; Instructional Coaches & Administrators

Dates: 10/19/2022

In Person
Featured Speaker
Lunch Included
Teaching new content is a major responsibility of teachers at all levels and all subject areas, but also supporting students' retention is equally important. Do your students continue to struggle with remembering important concepts and skills? In this session, you will learn three powerful yet simple instructional strategies that can significantly boost your students' long-term retention (also known as durable learning) of important mathematical content.

30. Science 7-12 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 7-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2022 to 3/22/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The 7-12 Science Cohort will afford Science teachers the opportunity to connect with other 7-12 Science teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the 7-12 Science Cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement these best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share the implementation and reflections with the larger group.

31. Online Book Study: Uncovering the Logic of English

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2022

Book Study
Book Included
Join School Improvement for a four-week book study to explore and discuss the text, Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Approach to Reading, Spelling, and Literacy, by Denise Eide. Participants will explore the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words, how English words are formed and how this knowledge can revolutionize vocabulary development, and how understanding the reasons behind English spelling prevents students from needing to guess. The book study requires participants to read the provided text and discuss it through an online platform (Schoology) each week.

A copy of the text, and a book study overview will be emailed to participants prior to the start of the book study.

Course Launch Date: Monday, October 24, 2022

Course Close Date: Sunday, November 20, 2022

CTLE hours will be awarded based upon online participation and completion of course tasks.

32. Trans Youth - What Educators Need to Know

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Dates: 10/24/2022

Schools are seeing increasing numbers of youth who are openly discussing their gender identity. The NYS Department of Education has provided guidance on our obligation to support these youth. Come learn about the transgender experience and how to best support our students. Presenter from GLOW Out and local doctors who treat trans youth

33. The Burnout Cure Book Study

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Teachers, staff, administration

Dates: 10/24/2022 to 12/12/2022

New
How can you energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching? What specific, immediate actions can you take to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job? Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your core passion for teaching. Often lighthearted, yet thoroughly grounded in research on social-emotional learning and positive psychology, The Burnout Cure explains how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and for your students. The book describes specific steps related to mindfulness, empathy, gratitude, and altruism that you can use on your own and with students via classroom lessons and activities. Equipped with these tools, teachers can be their best, so they can give their best to the learners in their care. Format-Blended Synchronous Dates-10/24. 11/7. 11/21, 12/12 Asynchronous Dates-10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5 8 CTLE Hours

34. US History & Government Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 7-8 and Grade 11 U.S. History/Social Studies Teacher

Dates: 10/25/2022 to 3/7/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The US History & Government Cohort will afford grades 7, 8, and 11 Social Studies teachers the opportunity to connect with other Social Studies teachers. The US History & Government Cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group.

For new participants, interested in joining this cohort in 2022-2023, please consider registering for session #1 only, of The Writing Revolution (TWR) professional learning (on 8/23/2022) as an onboarding opportunity to cohort. The TWR session is a separate Frontline registration.

35. Computer Science Cohort (3 Session Series)

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades 7-12 Computer Science and Programming Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 3/29/2023

This cohort will bring together teachers of high school computer science and programming classes to meet three times during the year. We will share instructional resources, look at local curriculum documents, and engage in professional development around best practices for teaching computer science. The cohort will explore curriculum offerings including, the Carnegie Mellon University CS Academy CS0 (middle school), CS1 (high school) and AP CSP courses. This learning will take place through our conversations, guest speakers, and book/article studies. Cohort participants will receive a one-year membership to ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, as well as the ACM Digital Library to access books and articles for our discussions. Participants will also receive one year of membership to the Computer Science Teachers Association at the CSTA+ membership level.

36. Special Education K-6 Cohort

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades K-6 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 3/8/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The K-6 Special Education Cohort will afford special education teachers the opportunity to connect with other K-6 Special Education teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the K-6 Special Education Cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share the implementation and reflections with the larger group.

37. ELA 5-8 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 6-8 ELA Teachers

Dates: 10/27/2022 to 3/23/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The English Language Arts (ELA) Cohort will afford teachers the opportunity to connect with other ELA teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group.

For new participants, interested in joining the ELA 5-8 cohort in 2022-2023, please register for session #1 only, of The Writing Revolution (TWR) professional learning (on 8/23/2022) as an onboarding/prerequisite to cohort. The TWR session is a separate Frontline registration.

38. Mentors Connecting 1

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 10/27/2022

New
How is your mentoring going this year? Want to connect and share experiences with other mentors? Join us for this 1.5 hour session. Based on feedback from mentors, we will dialogue about balancing the types of conversations we have with our mentees, help each other explore how our mentoring conversations are going, and have time to ask questions and determine what supports you might find helpful during the rest of the year. This session is open to all mentors. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered prior to October 27th. This is the first of 4 Zoom meetings that will be held during the year. The other dates are January 24, March 22, and May 11, 2023. Mentors can attend any or all of these as each session is independent of the others. Agendas for the next meetings will be determined by participants.

39. Tier 1 Classroom Management

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 10/28/2022

In Person
Book Included
Good for Novice Teachers
This professional learning session focuses on identifying critical elements of classroom management, of which teachers have the ability to implement. These elements, such as developing and communicating: expectations, routines, positive supervision, and accountability, foster an effective and equitable learning environment when applied effectively. This session will also focus on how teachers can use the best Tier 1 instruction possible, as the foremost strategy to build compliance to engagement.

40. Mathematics K-12 Cohort

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 Math Teachers

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 3/9/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The K-12 Cohort will afford mathematics teachers the opportunity to connect with other K-12 math teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the math cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share personal implementation and reflections with the larger group.

41. NYSAA Training for Test Administration

Program: Special Education

Audience: Teachers who are new to NYSAA Test Administration

Dates: 11/1/2022

New
Required CBT Training for New NYSAA Test Administrators. All teachers who administer NYSAA are required to participate in Test Administration Training. The facilitated training will walk participants through the required 4 module training, certification process as well as available DLM resources. Lunch is provided.

Teachers who attended this training last year, are not required to attend but will need to take the online training independently.

Contact Kathryn Zuroski at kzuroski@gvboces.org if you have questions.

42. PreK/K Network

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Pre-K & Kindergarten teachers

Dates: 11/1/2022

New
We have created a wonderful support network in this group and this meeting is an opportunity for us to come together and chat about our plans for the 2022-23 school year as we transition to our new normal. Please join us for the chance to gather, support one another, collaborate and hopefully we will be able to send you home with a few ideas and resources that you will be able to implement into your plans for a great 2022-23 school-year. Guest speaker: Sandra Marchese, Cal-Mum Elementary Counselor, will share interactive Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Activities Agenda: Share-out Discuss Concerns Share about your SEL program and any materials you use Bring your favorite go to center, activity, resource for: Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, or anything you are excited to share Brainstorming plans for a Spring Network meeting As always, if you have a topic or anything you want discussed at the meeting just send me an email and I will add it to the agenda

43. TCIS: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (Levels I & II)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades K-12 Paraprofessionals, General and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Administrators, and School Psychologist

Dates: 11/1/2022 to 11/10/2022

Wait List
The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) training program for child and youth care staff presents a framework for implementing a crisis and management system that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions. The TCI framework complements the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach and also includes aspects of trauma-informed care. Staff who are trained in the TCI program are provided a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to proactively diminish crisis and also support students and staff to react to a crisis. The skills, knowledge, and professional judgment of staff in responding to crises are critical factors in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt, and depression. Program objectives include learning to proactively prevent and/or de-escalate a potential crisis situation with a child or young person, manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to children and staff and process the crisis event with children and young people to help improve their coping strategies. Upon completion, this training will certify attendee in Levels I & II certification.

Attendance is required for all four days to receive certification.

Lunch will be on your own on 11/1, 11/3, and 11/9. Lunch will be provided on 11/10.

44. Mentor Coordinators' and Responsible Administrators' Network meeting

Program: Teacher Center Catalog

Audience: Mentors and Responsible Administrators

Dates: 11/2/2022

Tentative Agenda: * Follow-up and Feedback on Summer Training and Workshops * Teacher Center Updates * Support for our Mentors * Developing the Mentor- Mentee Relationship * Networking and Action Planning Time Please let Beth Peck know if you have further ideas or suggestions for topics. bpeck2060@gmail.com Lunch on your own.

45. Special Education 7-12 Cohort

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades 7-12 Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/2/2022 to 3/15/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The 7-12 Special Education Cohort will afford special education teachers the opportunity to connect with other 7-12 Special Education teachers. The cohort model is structured to provide NYSED/regional updates and collaborative opportunities. The goal of the 7-12 Special Education Cohort is to learn best practices and why they work, as well as what these practices look like in a classroom. Participants will collaborate with colleagues to implement the best practices and reflect on implementation. The cohort structure also allows teachers to share the implementation and reflections with the larger group.

46. Video Projects for All

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 educators

Dates: 11/3/2022

Learn how to incorporate video projects into your curriculum at any grade level. Discuss best practices for keeping students on track with their projects and compare tools for editing videos on chromebooks, iPads, and other devices. Get recommendations for equipment that will improve the quality of classroom video projects. Dive into lots of hands-on practice to compare hardware and software options to figure out what will work for you and your students. We'll discuss green screen, stop motion animation, and traditional video projects. Bring an idea of a project you'd like to try and make a demo video for your class.

47. Implicit Bias Module Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 11/3/2022

Hybrid
This course will introduce participants to insights about how minds operate, as well as to understand the origins of implicit associations. Attendees will also uncover some of their own biases and learn strategies for addressing them. Each module is divided into a short series of lessons, many taking less than 15 minutes to complete. That way, even if pressed for time, lessons and modules can be completed at the convenience of the participants. Each module is set up in a Nearpod as a stand-alone module. Participants will receive an electronic badge verifying modules have been by module. To earn a badge, you will engage in a 12-15-minute Nearpod and complete an online reflection at the end. Which modules to be completed is based on the role the participant holds within a district. A Nearpod account to complete these Modules is not necessary.

Each week a new module link and access code will be sent to registered participants. On November 3, 2022, there will be a culminating synchronous meeting to have discussions about the experience and implicit bias.

Schedule

Week of October 2, 2022: Module 1

Week of October 9, 2022: Module 2

Week of October 16, 2022: Module 3

Week of October 23, 2022: Module 4

Thursday, November 3, 2022: Synchronous Meeting

Questions: Contact Svetlana Stowell: svetlana_stowell@boces.monroe.edu (585) 249-7020

48. Dr. Paul Riccomini: Effective Techniques for Scaffolding Students Mathematical Problem Solving

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-8 General/Special Education Teachers; Instructional Coaches & Administrators

Dates: 11/4/2022

In Person
Featured Speaker
Lunch Included
Learn practical and effective strategies that support student problem-solving in a variety of situations including both individual and group arrangements. Developing strategic problem-solving strategies is crucial for students to apply and interpret mathematical concepts and skills in the context of word problems. This is an especially difficult area for many students including students with disabilities. You will learn specific techniques for scaffolding mathematical reasoning and thinking through language scaffolds and content scaffolding progression (CSP) focusing on the underlying structures of word problems.

49. Mental Health Cohort (2/4) - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills in the School Environment

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors

Dates: 11/8/2022

Clinical training & support for School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors. Topics: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills in the School Environment Learn how Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills can be utilized in the school environment with students in individual counseling, groups counseling and the classroom setting by school social workers, school psychologists and other qualified school staff. We will review basic skill areas including mindfulness, emotional regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness. CEUs available for Social Workers and Psychologists (pending). Participants are welcome to stay for BYO peer lunch from 11:30 - 12:30

50. Google Classroom - Hybrid Ready

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 11/10/2022

Are you new to Google Classroom or looking to level up your virtual classroom space? This session will walk you through some of the more advanced features of Google Classroom and allow you time to work as we learn about these features. Get tips for making your classroom a more productive space for hybrid learning.

51. Instructional Coaching Cohort (New and Returning Cohort Members)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 11/15/2022 to 5/16/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
Book Included
Closed
Instructional coaching has proven to be an effective strategy for personal teacher growth, increased student achievement, and individualized professional development. In this cohort, participants will collaborate with other coaches in the region to focus on improving practice, share effective coaching strategies, and have collegial dialogue regarding the implementation of the cohort model. Participants can expect to collaborate and problem-solve, as well as explore the characteristics of the most effective coaches. Coaches will discuss high-impact teaching strategies and learn how to share these strategies with colleagues. The cohort will continue to create and develop a playbook, or handbook, that works best for coaches and their district.

If you are a new instructional coach and have never been to the cohort meetings, you will need to take the 10/12/2022 prerequisite session. This is a separate registration link in Frontline.

52. Quality Classroom Assessments For ALL

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 11/17/2022

In Person
Lunch Provided
"What will you do when I'm not here?” The Next Generation Learning Standards describe the vastly changing world that children are growing up in, and educators' jobs are to prepare students to go into the world ready to do their own thinking without prompting from teachers. If the goal is to prepare students for a dynamic world, then daily instruction must change. Also, assessments must be aligned to these changes. Here, it is paramount that assessment items match the taught curriculum, as well as represent the appropriate level of cognition. For example, does the current assessment require students to recall what they have learned when it should really make them apply the content knowledge instead? In this session, participants will be introduced to a variety of tools and resources that can simplify the task of creating assessments, while meeting the balance of content and cognitive levels of thinking.

53. Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 Math Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 11/22/2022

In Person
Lunch Included
Book Included
Thinking is a private and invisible process, whereas engagement has a physicality that can be observed. On this topic, Peter Liljedahl (2021) defines 14 teaching practices, within a "tool-kit” framework, that will contribute to making thinking an engaging activity in the classroom. This session includes an introduction to several practices that can be implemented the very next day. Along with rich tasks, these practical teaching strategies will help to transform your classroom into a room full of engaged and active problem solvers.

Registered participants will receive a copy of the text Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning (Corwin Mathematics Series) First Edition by, Peter Liljedahl.

A follow-up, asynchronous check-in will support the implementation of the practices explained in the text.

54. Cognitive Load Theory

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 11/30/2022

In Person
Lunch Provided
As Oliver Lovell points out in his text Sweller's Cognitive Load Theory in Action (2020), the result of his exploration of the concept forced him to "see the cause and effect between my actions and [students'] learning” (p. 15). This professional learning opportunity will surface the major aspects of Cognitive Load Theory- i.e. working memory, long-term memory, and the relationship between the two (Sweller, 2011)-- as a means for understanding the theory's impact on teaching and learning. Participants will also be provided opportunities to learn methods for employing the principles Cognitive Load Theory in the classroom to ensure learning for all students.

55. General Assistive Technology

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Special Education Teachers, Administrators and Technology Coordinators

Dates: 11/30/2022

Assistive technology often needs a specialized consultation but there are many universal design aspects that can be applied to support all students. This session will look at assistive technology supports built into chromebooks as well as add ons that can provide a higher level of support. (follow up with embedded work in district if you are part of a Model Schools district)

56. An Overview of High Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 12/1/2022

Asynchronous
Good for Novice Teachers
This asynchronous session is designed to be a "surface-level” overview of the "high-leverage teaching practices (HLTPs).” Participants will leave knowing the ten (10) research-based HLTPs and a sampling of associated strategies. This content affords all educators the opportunity to reflect on their professional practice and identify and confirm areas of impact and improvement.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants on the day of the session. Participants will have from December 1st to December 30th to complete the session.

57. Teaching Vocabulary Through Explicit Morphology Instruction

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 12/1/2022

Asynchronous
From research, educators know that vocabulary is one of the most important aspects of instruction across content. Effectively and explicitly teaching morphology, the meaningful parts of words, will provide students with access to an infinitely larger word bank, as well as increase their ability to read, spell, and comprehend more efficiently. This session will provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and some strategies to support morphological instruction in their ELA or content-area classrooms.

The asynchronous course information will be sent to registered participants the day of the session. Participants will have from December 1st to December 31, 2022 to complete the session.

58. Shake Up Your Shelves with Authentic Voices

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 12/3/2022

Learn about centering diverse and authentic voices in your library collections. Hear from a star roster of speakers (including a keynote from Linda Sue Park) who can provide a variety of perspectives about the importance of accurate and authentic representation in children's and young adult books, the challenges facing diverse authors and illustrators, and what librarians can and should be doing to promote quality diverse literature.

59. TCIS: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (Levels I & II)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades K-12 Paraprofessionals, General and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Administrators, and School Psychologist

Dates: 12/5/2022 to 12/16/2022

The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) training program for child and youth care staff presents a framework for implementing a crisis and management system that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions. The TCI framework complements the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach and also includes aspects of trauma-informed care. Staff who are trained in the TCI program are provided a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to proactively diminish crisis and also support students and staff to react to a crisis. The skills, knowledge, and professional judgment of staff in responding to crises are critical factors in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt, and depression. Program objectives include learning to proactively prevent and/or de-escalate a potential crisis situation with a child or young person, manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to children and staff and process the crisis event with children and young people to help improve their coping strategies. Upon completion, this training will certify attendee in Levels I & II certification.

Attendance is required for all four days to receive certification.

Lunch will be on your own on 12/5, 12/6, and 12/15. Lunch will be provided on 12/16.

60. Communication Coordinators: Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 12/7/2022

TBD

61. Communication Coordinators: Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 12/7/2022

Program, service, & regional updates; questions and sharing.

62. Dr. Paul Riccomini: Enhance and Support the Development of Mathematical Reasoning through Powerful Instructional Scaffolding Strategies

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades 4-12 General/Special Education Teachers; Instructional Coaches & Administrators

Dates: 12/13/2022

In Person
Featured Speaker
Lunch Included
It is essential for students to acquire a deep understanding of foundational mathematical concepts and skills; yet, many students struggle with mathematical reasoning. This is an especially difficult area for many students including students with disabilities. The answer is sometimes as simple as analyzing the solution to a problem. This session will focus on a strategy that utilizes activities where students work with solved solutions to problems to help facilitate deeper understanding and reasoning.

63. Genesee Valley BOCES Regional Curriculum Council Meeting (session 2 of 4)

Program: Curriculum Council

Audience: Instructional Administrators

Dates: 12/16/2022

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Genesee Valley BOCES Administrative Curriculum Council meets often throughout the school year in efforts to collaborate with other Instructional Leaders in the region, hear updates from various departments, and continue professional learning together.

64. Digital Media in the Classroom Annual Conference Day

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Educators, Librarians

Dates: 12/20/2022

Join us for a day of learning around the topic of digital media in the classroom. This annual conference includes a keynote, lunch, and breakout sessions. Registration cost includes lunch and access to WeVideo Edu. More information to follow.

65. Student Engagement Tasks

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 1/3/2023

Asynchronous
Good for Novice Teachers
This asynchronous session will provide an overview of essential background knowledge and theoretic design elements to create and position student engagement tasks into the instructional cycle with impact. Participants will receive a variety of highlighted Total Participation Techniques (Himmele & Himmele, 2017) and Learning Challenge (Nottingham, 2017) strategies that can be implemented to motivate student participation and engagement. These tasks will challenge learners and end the tradition of students being "listening objects" (Himmele & Himmele, 2017). This content represents the universal elements of sound pedagogy, which can be applied to learning in any setting or content area classroom.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to January 1, 2023, and will have until January 31, 2023 to complete the session.

66. The Science Within Writing; Using Cognitive Models to Implement High-Leverage Writing Practices

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 1/3/2023

Asynchronous
This session will introduce two 2 Cognitive Models of Writing to establish foundational knowledge of the thought processes that occur while students engage in the activity of writing. From there, these models will then provide the rationale to explain why we should implement seven 7 pedagogical recommendations for improved writing instruction. Finally, participants can expect to overview twenty-seven connected, evidence-based practices, so they know exactly how to implement the writing recommendations with impact.

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants on the day of the session. Participants will have from January 3 to January 31, 2023 to complete this session.

67. ESOL Educators Cohort (session 3 of 4)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 ESOL Teachers

Dates: 1/4/2023

Hybrid
This cohort will focus on supporting K-12 ESOL teachers in the Genesee Valley region. The cohort will give teachers the opportunity to engage in learning and networking with other ESOL professionals around best practice in ELL education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in learning focused on topics that will be determined by the participants and the needs of the region. Lunch is on your own.

68. Full TIG Training - Spring 2023 - Mixed Zoom & In Person

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: Administrators, school counselors & Social Workers, CSE Chairs, School nurses, SROs, engaged faculty

Dates: 1/11/2023 to 5/10/2023

Full TIG Training will give an overview of the important considerations for administrators, counselors and staff when responding to critical incidents in their school community. Attendees will become aware of best practices and trauma informed care, and how to best utilize and support your district's TIG team during a crisis. Topics include grief & loss at school -trauma -suicide risk & intervention in youth and adolescents -chronic & acute illness -school violence: intervention & prevention -managing media and communication during incidents , with an emphasis on a team approach to strategic planning in the first hours after an incident. *Limit 3 staff/school district. Please confirm with your TIG team before signing up **This is currently scheduled as an in-person training. However, a remote schedule has been developed in case of COVID restrictions.

69. STEAM Cohort

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades K-12 STEAM Teachers (or those pursuing a STEAM position)

Dates: 1/13/2023

This cohort is designed for educators that are working in a STEAM-related position, interested in moving into such a position, or interested in integrating EdTech and other STEAM activities and resources into their regular classroom/library. The Cohort will be introduced to a variety of EdTech and STEAM tools and resources. Options for integrating STEAM activities into a variety of curricular areas will be explored, with additional emphasis on building collaborative relationships with other teachers for planning STEAM activities including how to build a STEAM culture in your school building. Lunch will be provided.

70. Generative Learning

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 1/17/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
Often, educational research that is consumed and adopted by teachers focus on the instructional side of the classroom conversation. Certainly there is an inherent logic to this concept- teachers attend to professional learning through reading texts or attending presentations, so the time spent should impact what they do. Generative Learning switches the focal point to the students; "it asks what they should do with the instruction that they have been given to ensure that they are able to truly make sense of it and learn it in a way that allows them to apply it to new situations in the future” (Enser & Enser, 2020, p. 11). This professional learning experience will focus on eight learning strategies (Fiorella & Mayer, 2015), espoused across the literature, that best aid in cementing student understanding.

71. Mental Health Cohort (3/4) - Anxiety Disorders in School Aged Students

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors

Dates: 1/24/2023

Clinical training & support for School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors. Topics: Anxiety Disorders in School Aged Students Review Anxiety Disorders in school aged students for school social workers, school psychologists and other qualified school staff. We will review diagnostic criteria, assessment, differential diagnosis and interventions in a school setting. CEUs available for Social Workers and Psychologists (pending). Participants are welcome to stay for BYO peer lunch from 11:30 - 12:30

72. Virtual Learning Activities and Resources

Program: Model Schools

Audience: PK-12 educators from the GV BOCES region

Dates: 1/26/2023

In this session, we take an in-depth look at online resources that are available to educators in the Genesee Valley BOCES region. We'll cover Sora ebooks and audiobooks, Library.FYI research databases, ebooks, and other tools, virtual field trips, and additional resources that can be used in the classroom and beyond. All of the tools covered will be suitable for online or in-person learning.

73. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Introduction to the Science of Reading (Part One)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the first in a four-part series designed around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will introduce the concept of the science of reading. The intent of this course is to learn about key, scientifically-based, reading research foundations critical for understanding how reading develops. Topics include: understanding reading research, cognitive psychology's contributions to understanding the reading process, the essential components of reading instruction, and various foundational conceptual models like The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986).

Note: This self-paced course can be taken individually or as part of the four part series sequence.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

74. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Language Comprehension (Part Three)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the third session in a four-part series around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will explore the language comprehension portion of The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), which is a foundational conceptual model every teacher should know how to apply in their classroom. From this course, participants will learn that when readers are able to derive meaning from spoken language, coupled with mastery of decoding skills, they will be able to comprehend what they read. This session will explore verbal reasoning, literacy knowledge, language structures, background knowledge, and vocabulary.

Note: This self-paced course can be taken individually or as part of the four part series sequence.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

75. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Reading Comprehension (Part Four)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the fourth and final session in a four-part series designed around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will explore the reading comprehension portion of The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), which is a foundational conceptual model every teacher should know how to apply in their classroom. Reading comprehension is the act of understanding and interpreting information within a text. This comprehension results from efficient decoding and the ability to understand language. This self-paced course will allow participants to explore the traits of a skilled comprehender, the role of fluency, the importance of background knowledge, and the role of memory.

Note: This self-paced course can be taken individually or as part of the four part series sequence..

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

76. The Not So Simple View of Reading: Word Recognition (Part Two)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Interventionists, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
This professional learning opportunity is the second session in a four-part series designed around best practices for teaching reading. This self-paced course will explore the decoding, or word recognition portion, of The Simple View of Reading (Gough & Tunmer, 1986), which is a foundational conceptual model every teacher should know how to apply in their classroom. Throughout this self-paced course, participants will have the opportunity to explore the underlying elements of word recognition (the ability to read words accurately and automatically). Many elements of this complex, multifaceted process will be explored, such as concepts of print, phonological awareness, phonics, and sight word recognition.

Note: This asynchronous course can be taken individually or as part of the four part series sequence.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

77. The Science of Reading Series: Digging Deeper into Phonological Awareness

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
This asynchronous session will provide an opportunity to dig deeper into the understanding of phonological awareness. While many children enter school with well-developed phonological awareness skills, research has shown the critical need for explicit instruction to ensure all children have this foundation. Specifically, participants will learn why phonemic awareness is a necessary prerequisite for learning to read, as well as explore best practices and instructional tools for teaching phonological and phonemic awareness skills.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

78. The Science of Reading Series: Implementing a Sound Wall

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
There is no doubt that the implementation of a sound wall supports the science of reading regarding how the brain learns to read and the importance of speech sounds. Direct instruction about sounds, or phonemes, can happen easily in Tier 1 instructional time, especially through the use of a sound wall. This asynchronous session will discuss the basics of setting up and implementing a sound wall, as well as how to integrate sound walls into daily lessons to support and increase phonological awareness.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

79. The Science of Reading Series: Improving Phonics Instruction

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
The important role of phonics, in building the necessary foundational skills for reading, has been well documented by research over the past few decades. This asynchronous session will allow participants to discover how to create explicit, systematic, and effective phonics instruction in their classroom. Participants will learn about the pitfalls and obstacles in phonics instruction and ways to avoid them, identify the seven key ingredients for student success and how to improve instruction based on these ingredients (Blevins, 2017), and identify look-fors in key phonics instructional routines to enhance your practice.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

80. The Science of Reading Series: Orthographic Mapping

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
Orthographic mapping is the mental process proficient readers use to permanently store words for immediate, effortless retrieval. Ehri (2014) and Kilpatrick (2015) argue that proficient readers recognize most words by sight, rarely needing to employ phonics skills. This asynchronous session will explore the three components of orthographic mapping, the relationship between orthographic mapping and phonic decoding, and ways to teach reading in light of the process.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

81. The Science of Reading Series: Structured Literacy- Connecting Research and Practice

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
Good for Novice Teachers
Structured Literacy is an approach to reading instruction that applies the science of reading to classroom practice. Participants will learn the principles of Structured Literacy, including ways to be explicit, systematic, cumulative, diagnostic, and responsive (i.e. the how). This asynchronous session will focus on the components identified as necessary for reading proficiency (i.e. the what), the research evidence (i.e. the why), and the application of Structured Literacy (i.e. the how). By implementing the components, principles, and instructional practices, administrators and educators are assured that all students will receive the multifaceted literacy instruction they need for reading and academic success.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

82. The Science of Reading Series: Teaching with Decodable Texts

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
This asynchronous session will examine the critical role decodable text plays in early phonics instruction. Research tells us that when students are still in the decoding stages of reading, they benefit from applying newly acquired phonics skills to controlled, decodable texts. This allows students to develop a sense of comfort in, and control over, their reading growth; as a result, decodable texts should be a key learning tool in early phonics instruction (Blevins, 2017). Participants will examine the current research around decodable texts and what separates strong from weak texts. This asynchronous session will also discuss ways to extend the use of decodable texts to build phonics fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

83. The Science of Reading Series: The Reading Brain

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Reading Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

Asynchronous
Human brains are inherently wired to learn to speak, but learning to read requires fundamental changes in brain organization. Participants will explore how researchers and scientists study reading, learn where reading occurs in the brain, and examine how the brain changes when we learn to read. This asynchronous session will also explore what brain imaging reveals about struggling readers and how educators can rewire the brain through instruction. The asynchronous course information will be sent to registered participants the day of the session.

Participants will receive the asynchronous content prior to February 1, 2023, and will have until March 31, 2023 to complete the session.

84. Student Engagement in the Math Classroom

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Math Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 2/1/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
Imagine students working in a classroom, as if they were on a quest… working with each other to solve problems that go beyond just finding the correct answers, while enthusiastically sharing their discoveries. This in-person, professional-learning opportunity will support the effort of making this scenario come true, by offering practical strategies to help students discover their own mathematical strengths. These strategies will also support the ideologies that students must feel competent and comfortable in a classroom filled with conversation, sense-making, reasoning, and conceptual understanding.

85. Podcasting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades 3-12 Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2023

This in-person, hands-on offering will take participants through a one-day crash course on the development and use of podcasting in the classroom. We will explore microphones, audio software, and other tools for maximizing the success of audio recording and podcasting in schools. Participants will create, edit, and publish a podcast episode.

86. Communication Coordinators: Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 2/14/2023

TBD

87. Communication Coordinators: Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: GV BOCES region librarians

Dates: 2/14/2023

Program, service, & regional updates; questions and sharing.

88. Scaffolds for Writing: Providing Assistance for Those Who Need It at the Appropriate Time

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 3/1/2023

Asynchronous
Kellogg and Whiteford (2009) argue that "The advancement of writing skills from beginner to advanced levels depends on the availability of adequate working memory resources and the capacity to allocate them appropriately to planning, sentence generation, and reviewing” (p. 256). The authors point out two critical concepts here: writing skills are on a continuum (beginner to advanced) and writing is complex (adeptly juggling working and long-term memory to attend to the writing process). This professional learning session focuses on writing scaffolds, taught within direct, explicit instruction, as strategies employed to advance writers along the continuum, from novice to expert, resulting in writing skills being captured in the three phases of learning: encoding, storage, and retrieval (Agarwal & Bain, 2019).

The asynchronous content will be sent to registered participants on the day of the session. Participants will have from March 1st to March 31st to complete all requirements to earn session credit.

89. ESOL Educators Cohort (session 4 of 4)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades K-12 ESOL Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2023

Hybrid
This cohort will focus on supporting K-12 ESOL teachers in the Genesee Valley region. The cohort will give teachers the opportunity to engage in learning and networking with other ESOL professionals around best practice in ELL education. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in learning focused on topics that will be determined by the participants and the needs of the region. Lunch is on your own.

90. Safe Zone Training

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Dates: 3/1/2023

Safe Zone is a three-hour training designed to educate and empower participants to be agents of change against issues faced by individuals across the gender, sexual, and romantic spectrums. While creating "safe spaces” for individuals is the long-term goal, it is not fair to guarantee safety to anyone.

91. Formative Assessments

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 3/2/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
This session will help participants deeply understand the what, why, and how of formative assessment, by following a procedural framework that incorporates the fundamental elements from planning to implementation. Within this framework, there will be opportunities to consider and discuss how to best leverage the instructional tools available to enhance efficiency and equity. This awareness will empower both teachers and students to tackle the questions: Where are we going?; How do we get there?; What do we [already] know?; as well as How will we know when we get there?

92. TCIS: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (Levels I & II)

Program: Special Education

Audience: Grades K-12 Paraprofessionals, General and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors, School Administrators, and School Psychologist

Dates: 3/9/2023 to 3/24/2023

The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) training program for child and youth care staff presents a framework for implementing a crisis and management system that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions. The TCI framework complements the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach and also includes aspects of trauma-informed care. Staff who are trained in the TCI program are provided a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to proactively diminish crisis and also support students and staff to react to a crisis. The skills, knowledge, and professional judgment of staff in responding to crises are critical factors in helping young people learn constructive and adaptive ways to deal with frustration, failure, anger, rejection, hurt, and depression. Program objectives include learning to proactively prevent and/or de-escalate a potential crisis situation with a child or young person, manage a crisis situation in a therapeutic manner, and if necessary, intervene physically in a manner that reduces the risk of harm to children and staff and process the crisis event with children and young people to help improve their coping strategies. Upon completion, this training will certify the attendee in Levels I & II certification.

Attendance is required for all four days to receive certification.

Lunch will be on your own on 3/9, 3/10, and 3/23. Lunch will be provided on 3/24.

93. Genesee Valley BOCES Regional Curriculum Council Meeting (session 3 of 4)

Program: Curriculum Council

Audience: Instructional Administrators

Dates: 3/10/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
The Genesee Valley BOCES Administrative Curriculum Council meets often throughout the school year in efforts to collaborate with other Instructional Leaders in the region, hear updates from various departments, and continue professional learning together.

94. Indispensable Vocabulary Design

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Dates: 3/14/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
Are you looking for vocabulary strategies that are grounded in cognitive development and not just liked on Pinterest? This in-person, professional learning opportunity will present instructional staff members with research-based practices, which are likely to increase the frequency and depth of long-term learning. These methods "support teachers in the quest to help students learn as effectively and efficiently as possible” (Busch & Watson, 2019). This learning opportunity will highlight six key vocabulary recommendations and their associated, science-of-learning, strategies to make instruction stick. This information can be used for immediate classroom implementation, so students are not left to their own devices in becoming the word wizards we want them to be. Instead, these methods can offer every student the best pathway to learning-- by design.

95. Reimagining Library Spaces

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians and their Administrators

Dates: 3/16/2023

GUEST SPEAKER: Diana Rendina Many school libraries still look like they did fifty years ago. But our libraries are no longer quiet dusty book repositories. Librarians are leading the way in technology use and modern pedagogy in our schools - now we need to update our spaces to match. In this workshop, you will get ideas and inspiration for transforming the physical space of your libraries to make them innovative, student-friendly learning environments. We'll talk about how to apply learning space design theory to renovate your library. You'll learn how to survey your students, create a focus group, and use design thinking to brainstorm ideas for your space. We'll spend time brainstorming our spaces and making plans for the future. Participants will be able to explain why changes to the physical space are needed and will learn strategies that they can apply immediately, no matter what their budget. This workshop will leave you feeling empowered to make the changes that are needed in our library spaces.

96. Unlocking the Power of the Next Generation Science Standards: Paul Andersen

Program: School Improvement

Audience: PreK - 12 Science Educators & Administrators

Dates: 3/16/2023

In Person
Featured Speaker
Lunch Included
Description:

This workshop will focus on the best practices of science instruction including; modeling instruction, argument-driven inquiry, phenomenon-based instruction, and the science and engineering practices contained in the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Special consideration will be given to the cross-cutting concepts as a both a thematic and practical lens to drive scientific inquiry. Participants will engage in scientific inquiry that is guided by authentic assessments and best practices. Come and experience this form of 3-dimensional instruction with Paul Andersen as your guide. Explore the wonders of science as you rediscover the curiosity that guided your childhood. Teachers should come prepared to do science!

Biographical Sketch:

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. Paul is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. Paul has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world.

97. Makerspaces: Getting Started, Leveling Up and Cultivating Creativity

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Educators and Librarians

Dates: 3/17/2023

GUEST SPEAKER: Diana Rendina Makerspaces have the power to transform your space into a hub of creativity and innovation. Maybe you've already gotten started, but you aren't sure how to take your students to the next level in their making. Or maybe you feel overwhelmed and have no idea where to start. Either way, this workshop is here for you. Come learn practical strategies for bringing dynamic hands-on learning to your school. I'll share my experiences from starting a makerspace from scratch in 2014 in a public Title 1 middle school library, as well as how I'm building my maker program at a 6-12 independent school. We'll get hands-on with projects and learn how to dive deep with design challenges, including advice on how to create design prompts, facilitate a challenge and share out student learning. We'll spend time brainstorming together about ways to build up and improve our spaces. You'll get practical advice and tips on how to create a makerspace that will engage your students. And you'll learn ways that you can further develop maker culture, share your students' learning with others and connect with curriculum. Come to this workshop and let's make something awesome together.

98. Mental Health Cohort (4/4) - Eating Disorders in School Aged Students

Program: Trauma, Illness and Grief (TIG)

Audience: School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors

Dates: 3/28/2023

Clinical training & support for School Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors. Topics: Eating Disorders in School Aged Students Learn about Eating Disorders in school aged students for school social workers, school psychologists and other qualified school staff. We will review diagnostic criteria, assessment, differential diagnosis and interventions, as well as prevention measures that can be done in a school setting. We will discuss the importance of multidisciplinary team treatment of eating disorders. CEUs available for Social Workers and Psychologists (pending). Participants are welcome to stay for BYO peer lunch from 11:30 - 12:30

99. STEAM Cohort

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Grades K-12 STEAM Teachers (or those pursuing a STEAM position)

Dates: 3/28/2023

This cohort is designed for educators that are working in a STEAM-related position, interested in moving into such a position, or interested in integrating EdTech and other STEAM activities and resources into their regular classroom/library. The Cohort will be introduced to a variety of EdTech and STEAM tools and resources. Options for integrating STEAM activities into a variety of curricular areas will be explored, with additional emphasis on building collaborative relationships with other teachers for planning STEAM activities including how to build a STEAM culture in your school building. Lunch will be provided.

100. The Writing Revolution (TWR) Overview Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Grades PreK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 3/29/2023 to 3/30/2023

In Person
Lunch Provided
Book Included
"Help - My students can't write!” Although this is an American sentiment expressed all too frequently, there has been little to address the decades of statistics that support the perspective… until now! TWR, also known as the Hochman Method, presents a self-contained ecosystem of sentence-level strategies, single and multiple paragraph outlines (SPO & MPO) and structures, as well as note-taking and summary writing techniques. TWR is not a program; it is, however, an explicit instructional method poised to address the longstanding deficiency of writing skills still plaguing schools today. In Part 1, participants can expect to learn and understand six (6) guiding principles, as well as approximately nine (9) sentence-level strategies. In Part 2, participants will continue to investigate single and multi-paragraph outline structures, as well as annotating and summary writing techniques.

Registered participants will receive a copy of the text The Writing Revolution.

101. Collection Development Follow Up

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians who participated in the 2-day Collection Development workshop

Dates: 4/14/2023

School librarians who participated in the 2-day Collection Development workshop may earn additional CTLE credit for related ongoing work utilizing the GVPLS platform. This is an asynchronous online course. A suggested timeline will be provided and 6 assignments must be completed and submitted through the GVPLS site by 3pm on April 14, 2023 to earn credit for this work.