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1. Fall 2017 Vertical Math Discussion Series - K-3

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 9/26/2017

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These cross-grade sessions have been created to provide teachers an opportunity to share information and concerns about their common curricula, instructional needs, and goals. This venue affords participants, especially from smaller districts, an opportunity to collaborate with teachers from other schools. Come hear about what your colleagues are doing! As this training is similar to the training offered in Washington County, you will want to contact the presenter to discuss participation. Items to be discussed: - Vertical coherence of the Standards across grade levels - 2017 State/Regents test results - Fluency of basic facts and skills - ELA skills integrated into solving Math word problems - Resources, textbooks, Modules being used - Strategies used for visual modeling - Sharing vocabulary and word walls - How Level 4’s are being “pushed” - How Level 1’s are being re-mediated Lunch is on you own.

2. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2017 to 9/27/2017

Starting Today
This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

3. Restorative Practices: Building Positive Classroom Communities and Responding Effectively to Student Misconduct: Part of the Restorative Justice Series Fall 2017

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 9/27/2017

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In this workshop, we will explore the principles and practice of a restorative approach to improving school climate and addressing student misconduct. The workshop will include a panel presentation by members of the K-12 Restorative Justice Strategy Team, which includes representatives from several area school districts, Mediation Matters (a community dispute resolution center), and Skidmore College. There is a nationwide movement implementing restorative practices as a complement to PBIS and an alternative to zero-tolerance policies that have led to overly high suspension rates. The panel will share the restorative philosophy, describe how it is being implemented in area schools, and lead a discussion about how the approach might be helpful in your schools and classrooms. Session 1 of 3; Participant does not need to attend all three session. Registration is separate.

4. Fall 2017 Vertical Math Discussion Series - Grades 4-7

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 9/28/2017

Starting Soon
These cross-grade sessions have been created to provide teachers an opportunity to share information and concerns about their common curricula, instructional needs, and goals. This venue affords participants, especially from smaller districts, an opportunity to collaborate with teachers from other schools. Come hear about what your colleagues are doing! As this training is similar to the training offered in Washington County, you will want to contact the presenter to discuss participation. Items to be discussed: - Vertical coherence of the Standards across grade levels - 2017 State/Regents test results - Fluency of basic facts and skills - ELA skills integrated into solving Math word problems - Resources, textbooks, Modules being used - Strategies used for visual modeling - Sharing vocabulary and word walls - How Level 4’s are being “pushed” - How Level 1’s are being re-mediated Lunch is on you own.

5. Chromebooks & Chrome 101

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/29/2017

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What makes a chromebook unique? What are all the tricks and shortcuts with chromebooks? What are the benefits of using a Chrome web browser? This session will teach participants the special features of a chromebook with lots of hacks for increased productivity and the advantages of Chrome. Participants will also explore ways to integrate Chromebooks into the classroom.

6. Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/29/2017

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This workshop is designed for teachers who are already familiar with G Suite for Education and looking to make the most out of Google Classroom in their instruction. In this workshop, participants will learn the ins-and-outs of this great tool from the student and teacher perspective, set-up their own classrooms and learn best practices for creating and grading engaging assignments.

7. SLS Council

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members. Open to WSWHE BOCES school librarians.

Dates: 9/29/2017

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School Library Systems Council meets 4 times per year (half days) in order to work with the SLS Director to conduct business, to include approving the Annual Report, budge planning, librarian surveys, Plan of Service, Professional development planning, and more.

8. Fall 2017 Vertical Math Discussion Series - Grades 8-11

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 10/3/2017

These cross-grade sessions have been created to provide teachers an opportunity to share information and concerns about their common curricula, instructional needs, and goals. This venue affords participants, especially from smaller districts, an opportunity to collaborate with teachers from other schools. Come hear about what your colleagues are doing! As this training is similar to the training offered in Washington County, you will want to contact the presenter to discuss participation. Items to be discussed: - Vertical coherence of the Standards across grade levels - 2017 State/Regents test results - Fluency of basic facts and skills - ELA skills integrated into solving Math word problems - Resources, textbooks, Modules being used - Strategies used for visual modeling - Sharing vocabulary and word walls - How Level 4’s are being “pushed” - How Level 1’s are being re-mediated Lunch is on you own.

9. Literacy Coaches Monthly Meeting Series - 8 Part Series

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2017 to 5/3/2018

This series of monthly half-day sessions is designed for K-12 literacy coaches. Each month, we will meet to: connect with other literacy coaches, read and discuss chosen professional texts and articles, create materials and resources and collaborate to problem-solve challenges in our individual districts. The monthly agenda will be planned and created by the group and the materials and resources will be self-selected to meet the desired interests and needs of the participants. A professional text for our book study is also included in the registration fee.

10. Literacy Specialist Monthly Meeting Series - 8 Part Series

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2017 to 5/3/2018

This series of monthly half-day sessions is designed for K-12 literacy specialists. Each month, we will meet to: connect with other literacy specialists, read and discuss chosen professional texts and articles, create materials and resources and collaborate to problem-solve challenges in our individual districts. The monthly agenda will be planned and created by the group and the materials and resources will be self-selected to meet the desired interests and needs of the participants. A professional text for our book study is also included in the registration fee.

11. General Membership Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 10/5/2017

Annual meeting for all member school libraries. Updates on professional development, resources and current issues will be discussed.

12. Dignity for All Students Act - Coordinator Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/5/2017

This highly interactive training is intended for Dignity Act Coordinators, Designees and other school team members who are in need of training related to the Dignity for All Student Act. This training will heighten participants' sensitivity to students who are adversely impacted by harassment, bullying and discrimination and immerse them in being agents in proactively creating safe and supportive school environments for all students.

Participants will be provided with information on understanding, identifying and reporting incidents; and experiential approaches to addressing human relations concepts including, but not limited to, the eleven protected classes. Additional topics to be addressed include:


• Self-Analysis and Assessment

• Ensuring Positive School Culture and Climate

• Creating a Pro-social Environment

• Positive Youth Development/Empowerment

13. True North Regional Professional Development Day

Program: School Development Services

Audience: All staff

Dates: 10/6/2017

This session will serve as the registration for the Professional Development Day for the following schools districts for October 6th, 2017: Johnsburg CSD North Warrn CSD Minerva CSD Schroon Lake CSD Long Lake CSD Indian Lake CSD Newcomb CSD For the purposes of grade level meetings, please copy and paste the following link into an internet search engine and provide us with which grade level team you are assigned to. https://goo.gl/forms/5zbtuTWv8oiZHrix2

14. Lead Evaluators of Teachers Part 1

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2017

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This workshop is meant for Lead Evaluators who did not attend previous offerings of this workshop.Participants will explore the Danielson Framework for Teaching and evidence-based observation techniques. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.
WSWHE BOCES in partnership with the Capital District Child Care Council is pleased to announce this 2017-2018 "Continuing the Conversation" series of Professional Development opportunities for early childhood professionals. This is the 10th year of the on-going series brought about by a regional initiative to create a venue for Pre-K teachers and leaders to share ideas, collaborate on instructional initiatives, and respond to needs of the group. Driven by participant interest, we hope you join us for these informative sessions and the rewards we reap from networking with our peers. In this session, participants will be introduced to the book study for Purposeful Play. Participants will also explore opportunities for supporting children’s emotional needs and develop developmentally appropriate strategies to assist learners. Using reflection and small and whole group conversations, participants will discuss challenges from their own classroom to identify underlying needs and strategies to work through those challenges. During the session, we will discuss the role of the environment, how to create supportive transitions, the use of social studies, and working with families. The book is included in the registration fee. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

16. K-6 SS Framework Refresher

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-6 Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2017

Entering into our fourth year with the New York Framework for Social Studies, the objective of this day is to refresh participants on the intent of the Framework, and to take another look at any materials in the public domain that match the intent, including the Toolkits. This day is intended for elementary level educators so that participants can discuss the challenges of time in the elementary classroom.

17. Math Teachers: Are We Reaching Level 4? - Grades 3-5

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2017

Are our top students reaching the rigor of Level 4 thinking? Are our top students scoring at Level 4 on the State Assessments? Are we preparing our top students for success in accelerated programs? How do we challenge our students to elevate their thinking skills? How do we turn a "regular" question into a Level-4 thought-provoking problem? How do we help students analyze and solve level-4 questions? These are the questions to be discussed on this challenging day. Students will not always rise to Level 4 on their own unless we take them there. Come enter the discussion on how to improve our Level 4 results. Lunch is on your own. Please bring a laptop to use during this session.

18. Adobe Spark

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/13/2017

Make a post, a webpage, or videos for free in minutes! This easy to use tool is great for students to create content and demonstrate their understanding. A post project is to create images, a webpage is a scrolling single page to display multimedia content, and a video is a set of user created slides that the user can voice over and add music. This session will explore the three types of projects with participants creating their own projects of each type.

19. G Suite for Education - Level Two: Classroom Tools

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/13/2017

In this full day workshop, participants will explore the educational possibilities using G Suite for Education, including Google Classroom, the newest and most teacher-friendly component to G Suite for Education. Teachers will learn to setup their own Google Classroom; practice creating announcements and even grading assignments! In addition, teachers will discover the formative assessment possibilities of tools such as Google Forms, which can be used for bell ringers, exit-tickets and a host of other classroom uses. Last but not least, teachers will learn to find Google Apps, Add-Ons and Extensions to enhance learning activities for all students.

20. Principal Academy: Information Session for Interested Principals

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Principals

Dates: 10/16/2017

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Description of the various sessions 1/4 Content, presenters, projects, group work, colloquium. (Steve Danna, Jim Dexter, Michael DeCaprio, Kerri Zappala-Piemme and Tony Muller) A flyer for CSO's to bring to their building principals to solicit enrollment. CSO's need to commit to the $500 stipend. Stipend is for Research and Group Work outside of their responsibilities. (Cap at 31 participants.)
Total Cost of $700 for each participant 1/4 Covers Books, Materials, Principal Stipend, and Coordination Fee

21. Math Teachers: Are We Reaching Level 4? - Grades 6-8

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2017

Are our top students reaching the rigor of Level 4 thinking? Are our top students scoring at Level 4 on the State Assessments? Are we preparing our top students for success in accelerated programs? How do we challenge our students to elevate their thinking skills? How do we turn a "regular" question into a Level-4 thought-provoking problem? How do we help students analyze and solve level-4 questions? These are the questions to be discussed on this challenging day. Students will not always rise to Level 4 on their own unless we take them there. Come enter the discussion on how to improve our Level 4 results. Lunch is on your own. Please bring a laptop to use during this session.

22. 7-8 SS Framework Refresher

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: 7-8 Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2017

Entering into our fourth year with the New York Framework for Social Studies, and a year since we've been able to process the Global History Regents prototypes, the objectives of the day are: to refresh on the Framework itself, to discuss to new Regents prototypes, to look at materials from the public domain. This day is intended for middle school educators so participants can discuss their connection to the skills needed going into high school.

23. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2017

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

24. Implementing the Project Based Learning (PBL) Model in Your Classroom

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/18/2017 to 5/30/2018

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What is Project Based Learning? What it is not? This course will cover the essential elements of the Project Based Learning (PBL) model of instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize the PBL framework to modify an existing unit of instruction and develop a PBL promotion plan to bring back to their schools. This is an introductory course for K-12 teachers, and all participants are encouraged to attend the Buck Institute Training at Gick Road to further enhance their understanding of PBL. Registration fee includes the following professional texts: Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning; Larmer, Mergendoller, Boss (ISBN- 978-1-4166-2033-4) Project Based Learning for 21st Century Success; Boss (ISBN – 978-0-9968598-0-6)

25. Math Teachers: Are We Reaching Level 4? - Grades 9-11

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/19/2017

Are our top students reaching the rigor of Level 4 thinking? Are our top students scoring at Level 4 on the State Assessments? Are we preparing our top students for success in accelerated programs? How do we challenge our students to elevate their thinking skills? How do we turn a "regular" question into a Level-4 thought-provoking problem? How do we help students analyze and solve level-4 questions? These are the questions to be discussed on this challenging day. Students will not always rise to Level 4 on their own unless we take them there. Come enter the discussion on how to improve our Level 4 results. Lunch is on your own. Please bring a laptop to use during this session.

26. Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals - DITEP

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/20/2017

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DITEP training does not qualify participants as drug recognition experts (DREs). It is intended to make school nurses, principals and school resource officers competent and confident in evaluating and documenting students suspected of abusing and being impaired by drugs. The DITEP training is for two days. The first day is for anyone (affiliated with the school) interested in this type of training. Day one works well for high-level administrators since it focuses on general drug impairment and policies. Day two is best suited for those who will actually conduct the hands-on evaluations, more likely school nurses and school resource officers. The course program outline includes the following: Introduction and Overview Drugs in Society Policy, Procedures, and Rules Overview of Alcohol Drug Identification, Categories and Effects Contacting the Parent(s) References Should you wish to take the second day of the DITEP Training, please register for day 2 for November 9th.

27. Washington County Collaborative Professional Development Day

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Support Professionals, Pupil Personal Staff, Administrators

Dates: 10/20/2017

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This event is a collaboration of 8 school districts in Washington County to provide a variety of professional development opportunities. Additional session registration will come separately to staff. Staff will be assigned to a location based on their 2017 SY assignment. Lunch will be provided.

28. 9-10 Cohort Year Two

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: 9-10 Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 10/23/2017 to 4/10/2018

Back by request, this series is geared towards those who participated in the five-part Global series in the 2016-17 school year. In this three-part follow up we'll try to organize the materials in LinkIt, and build out short classroom question forms for use. Time will be set aside each session for sharing your promising practices.

29. Restorative Circles for Teachers: Creating a Positive Learning Community in the Classroom: Part of the Restorative Justice Series Fall 2017

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers Teacher Leaders and Admin

Dates: 10/24/2017

Restorative justice is gaining traction in schools across the U.S. as an approach to student misbehavior that improves the learning climate in the classroom, supports socio-emotional learning, and reduces reliance on suspensions. This workshop for teachers will focus on practical strategies for improving classroom climate. These include community-building circles that help students feel like they belong to the school community and problem-solving circles to address general concerns teachers (or students) may have about classroom behavior. The presenter will review the "5 C's" of successful problem-solving circles: how they are Convened, helping students feel Connected, identifying Concerns, Collaborating to resolve the issue, and Closing with reflection and feedback. Lunch is on your own.

30. Explicit Instruction: Guided Practice/Independent Practice/Closure

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st, 2nd, 3rd year teachers

Dates: 10/24/2017

Participants will review and discuss the elements of the explicit instruction framework, which serves os our organizational common language for instruction. Participants will use information from the session in their classrooms to ensure instructional delivery aligns with the explicit instruction framework

31. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 10/24/2017 to 10/25/2017

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

32. Explicit Instruction: Modeling/Intro:

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and 2 year teachers

Dates: 10/25/2017

Participants will review and discuss the elements of the explicit instruction framework, which serves os our organizational common language for instruction. Participants will use information from the session in their classrooms to ensure instructional delivery aligns with the explicit instruction framework.

33. Epic + SeeSaw K-4

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/27/2017

How can elementary teachers use devices in their classrooms? In this workshop, we'll look at Seesaw, an online digital portfolio for elementary students that empowers them to "show what they know" through pictures, videos, drawings, text & more!! Then we'll look at Epic, an online library of ebooks for children under age 12. Both can be used on any device, are easy to use and set up for your students and both have a component to keep parents informed!! Bring your class lists to set up your classrooms and be ready to go!!

34. K-2 Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/27/2017

This day is designed to be a starter day for educators connected to the K-2 classroom. Participants will explore the NGSS beginnings and NY's new Science Learning Standards. We will look at examples of this in practice. This session is geared to just K-2 educators so conversations can focus on primary level learners.

35. Google Forms

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 10/27/2017

Do you use Google Forms and are ready for more? Come to this workshop and explore Google Forms on a deeper level! Create quizzes that can be graded with an Add-on, use Logic (Conditional) Branching to send students to a page based upon the answer that is chosen. Add images, videos, and scale and grid questions to your Form! View Form responses as charts and graphs. Customize a theme for your Form! After attending this workshop, you’ll be using Google Forms in ways you may not have yet discovered!!

36. G Suite Education - Level One:
Productivity Tools to Create, Collaborate & Share

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/3/2017

G Suite for Education is a full suite of productivity and educational tools made available to schools free of charge! In this full day training, participants will become learn key features of Gmail, Calendar, as well as the most commonly used apps in Google Drive (Google Docs, Sheets and Slides). This workshop is designed to give increase the confidence level of teachers, teacher aides and support staff with the key productivity features of G Suite for Education.

37. Administrative Leadership Development Series

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Principals

Dates: 11/6/2017 to 5/18/2018

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Designed to serve regional school districts’ needs for instructional leadership development of Principals and Administrators. SUNY Plattsburgh at Queensbury, Area Leaders, and School Development Services, as presenters. Areas of Focus: Leading and Completing Initiatives: The speakers this year will all be explaining how they have had led and completed various initiatives. Dovetailing with this, at the colloquium, participants will work in small groups on a real change initiative to benefit their building or district. The stipend is for research, group work, and the presentation. At the colloquium, participants will present the change initiative they have been leading focusing on three areas: What is the challenge? What does the research say should be done? How am I addressing the challenge?

38. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 11/6/2017 to 11/7/2017

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.
Restorative justice practices in schools have become a popular tool to improve classroom climate, increase student accountability for misbehavior, meet the needs of harmed parties, and reduce reliance on suspension. This workshop is designed specifically for administrators responsible for addressing student misconduct. The session will focus on how to lead a restorative conference—a facilitated dialogue with a student who has caused harm, harmed parties, and their support people. The workshop will cover the pre-conference process (assessment, referral, and outreach), the conference (using the conference script, identifying harm, brainstorming solutions), and follow-up to ensure completion of the agreement. This workshop will emphasize skill-building—incorporating footage of actual restorative conferences, descriptions of recent school-based conferences facilitated by the trainer, and experiential learning.

40. Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals - DITEP (Day 2)

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2017

New
DITEP training does not qualify participants as drug recognition experts (DREs). It is intended to make school nurses, principals and school resource officers competent and confident in evaluating and documenting students suspected of abusing and being impaired by drugs. The DITEP training is for two days. The first day is for anyone (affiliated with the school) interested in this type of training. Day one works well for high-level administrators since it focuses on general drug impairment and policies. Day two is best suited for those who will actually conduct the hands-on evaluations, more likely school nurses and school resource officers. The course program outline includes the following: Day Two Eye Examinations Vital Signs Divided Attention Tests Poly Drugs Assessment Process Conclusion

41. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2017

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

42. School Violence Prevention Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 11/14/2017

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

43. Continuing the Conversation Workshop Series for Pre-K Educators 2017-2018: Curriculum and Standards Update

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

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WSWHE BOCES in partnership with the Capital District Child Care Council is pleased to announce this 2017-2018 "Continuing the Conversation" series of Professional Development opportunities for early childhood professionals. This is the 10th year of the on-going series brought about by a regional initiative to create a venue for Pre-K teachers and leaders to share ideas, collaborate on instructional initiatives, and respond to needs of the group. Driven by participant interest, we hope you join us for these informative sessions and the rewards we reap from networking with our peers. Participants will explore the theoretical foundations that inform various interest-driven curriculum approaches. Through this exploration, participants will develop their stance as a teacher researcher by exploring how the cycle of teaching practice with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. An update on the state of the standards approval will be provided. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

44. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

45. Differentiation/Small Group Training

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and SAEC 1st and 2nd year teachers

Dates: 11/15/2017

During this session, participants will learn and discuss several strategies for providing differentiation in their classrooms. Participants will be introduced to ways to structure their classroom to enhance the way they provide differentiation as well as encourage student speaking, listening and leadership skills.

46. Video & Video Response in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/17/2017

Videos are being used in many different ways in the classroom from engaging in interactive videos to student created videos. Participants will explore video creation programs, video editors, and video response program during this session. We will also discuss how video and video response can be integrated into the classroom at all grade levels and content areas.

47. Get Ready for the Hour of Code

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 11/17/2017

Every year there is an “Hour of Code” Challenge for all ages. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. What is coding? Coding is the instructions that enable a computer to do something. Why should your students learn coding? Coding takes students from being just a consumer of technology to being a creator of technology. In this beginning coding workshop you will have the opportunity experience different free programs/apps that can teach coding. You will learn how to organize your own Hour of Code event happening December 4th - 10th 2017 and get your students involved.

48. 3-5 Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/20/2017

This day is designed to be a starter day for educators connected to the 3-5 classroom. Participants will explore the NGSS beginnings and NY’s new Science Learning Standards. We will look at examples of this in practice. This session is geared to just 3-5 educators so conversations can focus on elementary level learners.

49. 6-12 Physical Science Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/21/2017

This day is designed to be a starter day for educators connected to the 6-12 Physical Science classroom. Participants will explore the NGSS beginnings and NY’s new Science Learning Standards in Physical Science. We will look at examples of this in practice. This session is geared to just Physical Science educators so conversations can focus on those courses.

50. Differentiation/Small Group Training

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st and 2nd year teachers

Dates: 11/21/2017

During this session, participants will learn and discuss several strategies for providing differentiation in their classrooms. Participants will be introduced to ways to structure their classroom to enhance the way they provide differentiation as well as encourage student speaking, listening and leadership skills.

51. Explicit Instruction: Guided Practice/Independent Practice/Closure

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and 2 year teachers

Dates: 11/29/2017

Participants will review and discuss the elements of the explicit instruction framework, which serves os our organizational common language for instruction. Participants will use information from the session in their classrooms to ensure instructional delivery aligns with the explicit instruction framework

52. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2017 to 12/6/2017

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

53. Can you Breakout??

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/8/2017

BreakoutEDU is the newest trend to bring gaming and active participation into the classroom. Adapted from the Breakout Rooms sweeping the country, BreakoutEDU is a great way to introduce a topic, review a topic, or work on team building skills. Students work together to solve clues and puzzles to break into a locked box. The games vary across content areas and age groups. This session will begin with participants actually working together to Breakout! Then we will discuss how to use Breakout EDU, what resources are available, and two additional types of Breakout activities. In addition, participants will received a BreakoutEDU kit to create and use for their own games.

54. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2017

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

55. Cutting Edge Tools in Google Virtual Worlds

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/15/2017

Have you ever wanted to take your class to an exotic location and not had the funding? Now you can. Using wide variety of Google tools, your students can walk on the moon, dive to a sunken ship or stand next to the pyramids. Your students can create a tour of any location in the world with an explanation of their significance. Come find out how you can hand the world to your students with the help of Google Earth, Sky, Ocean, Maps ,Google Cardboard and Cultural Institute.

56. Using Google Maps in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 12/15/2017

New
Google Maps is a powerful and versatile tool -- and most of us are only scratching at the surface of what it has to offer. There are many ways that it can be used in almost any classroom from art to math to history. Google Maps allows you to stroll through almost any neighborhood in the world and in many instances you can see how a place has changed overtime. Your students can create their own Google Map to show historical trade routes, literary locations or their dream vacation. It can be used to measure distances to calculate the area of a farm field, city or country. These are just a few examples of lesson ideas, come to this workshop and see where in the world it will take you.

57. CTE/SPED Cross Curricular Planning Session

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st, 2nd year teachers

Dates: 12/19/2017

New
CTE and SPED teachers will collaborate on a cross curricular unit that can be delivered in either classroom using strategies specific to their content.

58. ELA Module Adaptation Strategies

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and optional for year 2 year teachers

Dates: 12/20/2017

During this session, participants will learn and discuss ways to make adaptations to module materials from both a unit and lesson perspective while also considering the diverse learning needs of those students in their classrooms. Participants will be introduced to adaptation guidelines, use structured protocols for team discussion, and review multiple examples of adapted module units and lessons to develop strategies that can be used to adapt units and/or lessons for their students.

59. Lead Evaluators of Teachers Part 1

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2018

This workshop is meant for Lead Evaluators who did not attend previous offerings of this workshop.Participants will explore the Danielson Framework for Teaching and evidence-based observation techniques. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.

60. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2018

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

61. School Violence Prevention Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2018

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

62. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 1/10/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

63. The *New* Google Sites

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/12/2018

New
GSUITE launched a new version of Google Sites. The new version is easy to use and sites can be created very quickly. This session will explore the new Google Sites, its features, and how it can be used for teachers and students. Participants will create their own Google Site by the end of the session.

64. Continuing the Conversation Workshop Series for Pre-K Educators 2017-2018: Science and Social Studies

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/17/2018

New
WSWHE BOCES in partnership with the Capital District Child Care Council is pleased to announce this 2017-2018 "Continuing the Conversation" series of Professional Development opportunities for early childhood professionals. This is the 10th year of the on-going series brought about by a regional initiative to create a venue for Pre-K teachers and leaders to share ideas, collaborate on instructional initiatives, and respond to needs of the group. Driven by participant interest, we hope you join us for these informative sessions and the rewards we reap from networking with our peers. Dive into curricula activities to implement into your classroom in order to meet the science and social studies standards. Explore hands-on science experiences which encourage scientific thinking, understanding of earth and space, living things, and physical properties. Brainstorm and investigate developmentally appropriate ways to implement social studies’ concepts of geography, history, civics, citizenship and government, as well as economics, and career development. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

65. 11th Grade SS Framework Kickstart

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: 11th Grade Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2018

This day's objective is to put US History educators ahead of the SED wave of changes coming in the next couple of years. What our middle school and Global History colleagues have learned over the past couple years is that preparing for this approach to teaching, learning, and assessing is a multi-year process. We'll look at the intent of the Framework, discuss what's in and what's out, and look at vetted materials.

66. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 1/23/2018 to 1/24/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

67. Learning Walk

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st, 2nd, 3rd year teachers

Dates: 1/24/2018

New
Participants will observe their colleagues teaching in multiple content areas with the purpose of learning new strategies that can be implemented in their own classrooms. Strategies and best practices will be discussed as well as ways to adjust and implement into any classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to meet observed teachers and ask questions, share materials, or collaborate in the future to help enhance classroom practice.

68. One Day Refresher for Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 1/24/2018

This one-day refresher is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to update training received previously. This will serve for both 3012-c and 3012-d. All nine required training components will be addressed. This will not serve to qualify an attendee to be a lead evaluator. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.

69. Lead Evaluators of Principals: One Day Initial Training

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: those with evaluation of principal responsibilities who have previously received the training to be a Lead Evaluator of teachers

Dates: 1/25/2018

This one day offering is designed for those new evaluators of principals who have already received the full training to be a Lead Evaluator of teachers. The session will review refresh all nine required SED-required training components, and then tailor the workshop to the differences between the two systems (teachers vs. principals evaluations).

70. Google Expeditions

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/26/2018

New
No time or money to bring students on field trips around the world? Never fear! Google Expeditions is here! Google Expeditions is an immersive journey to places near and far. Students and teachers can explore museums, monuments, under the sea, summit of Everest, different biomes, inside the human body, college tours, and even careers! There is so much to see and explore with this virtual reality program. Participants will experience Google Expeditions in a teacher led and a self lead format. Then participants will explore the Google Expeditions resources and plan for an expedition of their own! WSWHE BOCES has a classroom kit to bring to your school and we can sign up participants to loan the kit during this session!

71. NGSS KickStart

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2018

This day is designed to be a starter day, a 101-level introduction to the NYS Science Learning Standards. We will look at the groundwork of the NGSS. We will discuss both three dimensional learning and phenomenon-based lessons. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how these standards function, and the conversation will be through the lens of what in their current curriculum may work and what will need revision.

72. Apps, Extensions, Add-ons, Oh My!

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 1/26/2018

New
Participants will explore different features available to increase productivity and creativity with Google. Labs will be looked at in GMAIL and Calendar, Extensions and apps will be discovered with Chrome, and add-ons will be looked at in Docs, Sheets, and Forms. The differences between all these features will also be discussed.

73. Differentiation/Small Group Training

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and optional for year 2 teachers

Dates: 1/31/2018

During this session, participants will learn and discuss several strategies for providing differentiation in their classrooms. Participants will be introduced to ways to structure their classroom to enhance the way they provide differentiation as well as encourage student speaking, listening and leadership skills.

74. 6-12 Physical Science Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/2/2018

This day is designed to be a starter day for educators connected to the 6-12 Physical Science classroom. Participants will explore the NGSS beginnings and NY’s new Science Learning Standards in Physical Science. We will look at examples of this in practice. This session is geared to just Physical Science educators so conversations can focus on those courses.
WSWHE BOCES in partnership with the Capital District Child Care Council is pleased to announce this 2017-2018 "Continuing the Conversation" series of Professional Development opportunities for early childhood professionals. This is the 10th year of the on-going series brought about by a regional initiative to create a venue for Pre-K teachers and leaders to share ideas, collaborate on instructional initiatives, and respond to needs of the group. Driven by participant interest, we hope you join us for these informative sessions and the rewards we reap from networking with our peers. Early childhood programs that are more than three hours in length and not located in a school district building are required to be licensed through NYS Office of Children and Family Services. When a program is licensed they must follow the children day care regulations put forth by NYS OCFS. This workshop will walk participants through utilizing the regulations to build the foundations for their program. A case study will be presented by staff from a local district. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

76. K-2 Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/12/2018

This day is designed to be a starter day for educators connected to the K-2 classroom. Participants will explore the NGSS beginnings and NY's new Science Learning Standards. We will look at examples of this in practice. This session is geared to just K-2 educators so conversations can focus on primary level learners.

77. Active Participation *3rd year could help present

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st and 2nd year teachers

Dates: 2/12/2018

New
This session will introduce participants to multiple strategies and activities focused on increasing student engagement and classroom participation. Participants will have an opportunity to learn, practice and plan using each of the presented strategies. Each session will focus on a different set of strategies that can be easily implemented in any classroom.

78. Four Core in Observation

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/13/2018

The objective of this day is for participants to understand what is at the heart of good teaching in ELA, math, social studies, and science. We will connect the intent of each core subject with the current standards, and do a short video observation of each. Participants will use what they already know of observation and evaluation to reflect on what should be seen in their schools and districts. *This day may serve as your annual refresher. *This day does not serve a part of your initial evaluator training.

79. Engagement Strategies

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and SAEC 1st and 2nd year teachers

Dates: 2/15/2018

New
Using the research findings from Hattie, participants will review strategies to effectively increase learning in their classrooms.

80. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 2/21/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete. Payment can be mailed to: School Development, WSWHE BOCES, 27 Gick Road, Saratoga Springs NY 12866.

81. Active Participation

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and 2 year teachers

Dates: 2/28/2018

New
This session will introduce participants to multiple strategies and activities focused on increasing student engagement and classroom participation. Participants will have an opportunity to learn, practice and plan using each of the presented strategies. Each session will focus on a different set of strategies that can be easily implemented in any classroom.

82. 3-5 Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/5/2018

This day is designed to be a starter day for educators connected to the 3-5 classroom. Participants will explore the NGSS beginnings and NY’s new Science Learning Standards. We will look at examples of this in practice. This session is geared to just 3-5 educators so conversations can focus on elementary level learners.

83. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2018

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

84. School Violence Prevention Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2018

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

85. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2018 to 3/7/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

86. Continuing the Conversation Workshop Series for Pre-K Educators 2017-2018: Growing Family Engagement

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

New
WSWHE BOCES in partnership with the Capital District Child Care Council is pleased to announce this 2017-2018 "Continuing the Conversation" series of Professional Development opportunities for early childhood professionals. This is the 10th year of the on-going series brought about by a regional initiative to create a venue for Pre-K teachers and leaders to share ideas, collaborate on instructional initiatives, and respond to needs of the group. Driven by participant interest, we hope you join us for these informative sessions and the rewards we reap from networking with our peers. We value the diversity in our communities. Educators are caregivers who communicate with families from a variety of cultures. It is important for all families to engage in their children’s education and feel comfortable communicating with the people teaching them. As educators, it is our job to set up good communication with families. We can make our classrooms welcoming, encourage learning at home, and support families when it is time for children to transition. This workshop will help you develop positive relationships with families and ensure that children learn well in childcare settings and at home. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

87. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

88. Effective Questioning Strategies

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st, 2nd, 3rd year teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

New
Participants will learn several strategies to plan and implement more rigorous questioning in the classroom. Additionally, participant will review the QGT strategy to encourage students to develop and ask their own questions in any content area.

89. Learning Walk

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and 2 year teachers

Dates: 3/28/2018

New
Participants will observe their colleagues teaching in multiple content areas with the purpose of learning new strategies that can be implemented in their own classrooms. Strategies and best practices will be discussed as well as ways to adjust and implement into any classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to meet observed teachers and ask questions, share materials, or collaborate in the future to help enhance classroom practice.

90. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

91. Visible Learning

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st, 2nd, 3rd year teachers

Dates: 4/23/2018

New
Using the research findings from Hattie, participants will review strategies to effectively increase learning in their classrooms.

92. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 4/24/2018 to 4/25/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

93. Active Participation

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: Sanford St, WSTLC, Itinerant Staff year 1 and 2 year teachers

Dates: 4/25/2018

New
This session will introduce participants to multiple strategies and activities focused on increasing student engagement and classroom participation. Participants will have an opportunity to learn, practice and plan using each of the presented strategies. Each session will focus on a different set of strategies that can be easily implemented in any classroom.

94. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/2/2018

This course is provided to those seeking to meet the NYSED regulations for Training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention, DASA. As a newly approved provider of this training, the WSWHE BOCES will offer monthly sessions. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

95. One Day Refresher for Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 5/4/2018

This one-day refresher is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to update training received previously. This will serve for both 3012-c and 3012-d. All nine required training components will be addressed. This will not serve to qualify an attendee to be a lead evaluator. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.
WSWHE BOCES in partnership with the Capital District Child Care Council is pleased to announce this 2017-2018 "Continuing the Conversation" series of Professional Development opportunities for early childhood professionals. This is the 10th year of the on-going series brought about by a regional initiative to create a venue for Pre-K teachers and leaders to share ideas, collaborate on instructional initiatives, and respond to needs of the group. Driven by participant interest, we hope you join us for these informative sessions and the rewards we reap from networking with our peers. At times, it can be important to pull back from everyday details of your prekindergarten program and take an honest looks at its overall quality. This can be a much easier task if you have a plan. The Environment Rating Scaled (ERS) is a set of tools you can use to break down an evaluation of your whole program into its different facets, so you can see the strengths of your program as well as the areas where you need to grow. This workshop will give an overview of the Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS) used for early childhood programs who serve preschool children ages 3 to 5 as well as kindergarten classrooms. Kindergarten Round Up will continue the ongoing discussion about current practices within the region specific to the Kindergarten Registration process. This will include visits to programs, testing, activities, and practices local districts use. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

97. Learning Walk

Program: Special Education/CTE Professional Development for Curriculum and Instructi

Audience: CTE and Myers 1st, 2nd, 3rd year teachers

Dates: 5/10/2018

New
Participants will observe their colleagues teaching in multiple content areas with the purpose of learning new strategies that can be implemented in their own classrooms. Strategies and best practices will be discussed as well as ways to adjust and implement into any classroom setting. Participants will have the opportunity to meet observed teachers and ask questions, share materials, or collaborate in the future to help enhance classroom practice.

98. Lead Evaluators of Teachers Part 1

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 5/14/2018

This workshop is meant for Lead Evaluators who did not attend previous offerings of this workshop.Participants will explore the Danielson Framework for Teaching and evidence-based observation techniques. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.

99. Lead Evaluators of Teachers Part 2

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

This workshop is meant for Lead Evaluators who did not attend previous offerings of this workshop. Participants will be guided through the initial steps outlined by NYS in regards to the creation of Student Learning Objectives (SLOs). Time will also be spent exploring the instructional shifts and their inherent position within the approved rubrics for teacher evaluation. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.

100. School Violence Prevention Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.

101. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/15/2018

This course is required for anyone seeking provisional or permanent certification through the Education Department for administrative/supervisory service, teaching service, or other school related service (physicians, school nurses, psychologists, dental hygienists) as well as for coaching. It is offered monthly throughout the school year. If you are a private pay (not being paid by a school district), payment needs to be submitted and received by the School Development Office to consider your registration complete.