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1. CS/DF Train the Trainer Part 1

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/16/2021

Starting Today
This training is for anyone who is looking to train teachers within their district on the new computer science and digital fluency standards. This session will include an overview of the standards, how to read and navigate the resources, and how the standards can look in any classroom. During this session, we will look at the areas of Digital Literacy and Cybersecurity. You will have time to explore the standards and create reference documents with sample activities and lessons. Be prepared to work during this session so that you can turnkey this training for your schools. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93605648077?pwd=M0ZjSXl1YjVobTh4VmRhV2h0WEZ0QT09

2. Updated Interim Guidance for the In-person Instruction of Pre-K to Grade 12

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff responisbile for Return to School Planning

Dates: 4/16/2021

NewStarting Today
The New York State Department of Health released an updated interim guidance for the in-person instruction of Pre-K to Grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Needham Risk Management took the time to review this new guidance and compare it to the guidance documents that we had received from the State Department of Health over the course of the past seven months.   Needham Risk Management will be hosting an hour long webinar on the newly updated guidance document with some of our recommendations moving forward.

3. DASA Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 4/20/2021

Starting Soon
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.

4. Google Keep For Teachers and Students

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/20/2021

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Google Keep is a powerful organizing tool that is accessible from all your devices. Learn how to use these virtual post-it notes for brainstorming, note taking, To-Do Lists and more for both you as a teacher and your students. At the end of the webinar you will wonder how you lived without it.

5. Introduce Students to Inquiry Learning with C-3 "Toolkits”

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 4/21/2021

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Participants will develop an understanding of the inquiry process utilizing the structure of Toolkits: Staging the Compelling Question (Wonder, Connect), Supporting Questions (Investigate, Construct), and Summative Performance Task (Express). With the final piece of "Taking Informed Action,” students have the opportunity to take what they've learned (Reflect) and tie it back to their community and current affairs.

6. Science Instructional Series: Student Created Models

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: teachers & adminstrators

Dates: 4/22/2021

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There is a shift in science instruction - modeling. Teachers have used modeling for years to assist with instruction and learning, but the shift has moved to student created modeling to deepen student learning.

7. End of Year Activities - With Buncee

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/26/2021

This will be a creative hour where you will see ideas and examples of fun end of year activities for any classroom. Buncee is a tech tool with endless possibilities. You are going to be amazed at the flexibility and opportunity that Buncee can offer. Come create with us!

8. Workflows using Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/27/2021

Do you know the basics of Google Classroom but feel as if you are not reaching your students. Join this webinar to learn some ways to organize your classroom, keep your students engaged and keep it all together in a virtual classroom.

9. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 4/28/2021

This workshop is intended for all school employees, and will address harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, the status of being transgender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Due to regulatory compliance, the BOCES will make contact with districts, when necessary, to obtain the Harassment Policy specific to each district to ensure compliance. Participants should seek the permission of their superintendent to attend this training. Permission is required to attend. The registrant will be sent a link to participate in this session through a virtual platform 24 hours prior to the session date.

10. Assessments in Hybrid Model

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/29/2021

You still need to assess students, even when they are not in your classroom. We will explore both formative and summative assessment options and opportunities that will keep students learning and engaged in your hybrid classroom

11. Assessments in Hybrid Model - Self Paced

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/30/2021

You still need to assess students, even when they are not in your classroom. We will explore both formative and summative assessment options and opportunities that will keep students learning and engaged in your hybrid classroom. This course is self-paced and closes on April 30th. There is no virtual meeting for this. All information is on this Document: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ui3mKxSQKQDt03Qa0_fuQyJ5K1PqJJBbhKWWnTf8IOg/edit?usp=sharing

12. DASA Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/3/2021 to 5/4/2021

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.

13. Digital Timelines

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/4/2021

Why not try using digital timelines in your classroom. Timelines: enhance students' comprehension by providing context to fully understand a story or concept, help students to connect the dots to put things into perspective and help students focus on the key moments or events. Google Drawing, Read/Write timeline and Suton will be demonstrated. With these tools, you and your students can create, share and move to a higher order of thinking.

14. NoodleTools Introduction & Basics

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/5/2021

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Join WSWHE SLS and Sheila McIntyre, Ballston Spa Milton Terrace SLMS, as we introduce the basic features of NoodleTools. Great for folks who want to know the introductory "quick and dirty" features of NoodleTools, as well as those who would like to see how it can be incorporated in elementary classrooms. For new users, check with WSWHE SLS ahead of time to confirm how your district accesses NoodleTools. (Registrants will be sent the meeting link ahead of time)

15. Digital Storytelling

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/6/2021

Digital storytelling can be a powerful way for your students to showcase their understanding. In this session, we will review different ways to apply digital storytelling to your lessons. We will look at ways for students to create digital artifacts and tell their stories digitally. This session will be more focused on the application of digital storytelling versus tech tools to use for digital storytelling. We will however, discuss our favorite digital storytelling venues so that you have a solid toolkit to bring back to your classroom.

16. Child Abuse Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021

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.

17. Making Videos Interactive

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/11/2021

Participants will explore options to make educational videos interactive for students, including interactivity in videos can increase student engagement and accountability. Participants will also discuss ways to incorporate teacher created and student created interactive videos in their classroom. Participants will create their own interactive video by the end of this session.

18. NoodleTools Foundational Skills

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021

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Join WSWHE SLS and Stacey Gerwitz, Ballston Spa Middle School SLMS, as we take NoodleTools to the next level! This is open to anyone who wants to take a deeper dive into NoodleTools, especially for middle and high school levels of instruction. Features touched on will include sharing features and advanced tasks such as group works cited, annotated works cited, teacher perspective, note cards, manually create citations, and more. (Registrants will receive the link to join ahead of time).

19. School Violence Prevention Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/11/2021

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.

20. Transformative SEL

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Fort Ann Staff

Dates: 5/12/2021

SEL can be a powerful lever for schools as they create equitable environments and academic excellence for all students. Learn what transformative SEL is, how to view SEL through a cultural lens and how teachers can help students develop their Identity, Agency & Sense of Belonging as part of transformative SEL.

21. Reviewing Part III "Student Samples” of the US History & Government Regents Exam

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 5/12/2021

In this 90-minute workshop, participants will focus on scoring the critical literacy document-based essay question for the US History & Government exam. Based on information and guidance documents from NYSED, participants will score sample student essays to distinguish descriptive from analytical components. These scores will then be compared to NYSED recommended scores using the same sample question.

22. Science Instructional Series: Student Talk

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: teachers & administrators

Dates: 5/12/2021

In order for students to engage in Science and Engineering Practices that are inherent to the New York State Science Standards (NYSSLS), they need to engage in meaningful and purposeful talk in the classroom. During this session, learn strategies to structure and sustain talk in the science classroom, including "teacher moves" and purposeful planning practices. Open to teachers in all grade levels.

23. Lead Evaluator of Teacher-Initial Training Part I

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/13/2021

This workshop is designed to train new lead evaluators of teachers not previously trained. It is part one of a three part series that will prepare participants to conduct teacher evaluations. All nine required training components will be addressed throughout this three part series. Additional resources will be provided for continued individual practice. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Sarah Battiste.

24. Safety and Health in Arts, Crafts and Technologies

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 5/14/2021

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This program is designed for instructors who teach programs related to art, including ceramics, painting, and other medias, and technology instructors who run traditional metal and woodworking shops. Topics for discussion include: Chemical hazards associated with different medias including ceramics, painting, dark room activities, and handling flammable liquids Choosing safe and legal products for different age groups Product labeling systems and safety data sheets Control measures for machinery in dark rooms and ceramic kilns Hazardous chemical waste management

25. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Initial Training Part II

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/18/2021

This workshop is designed to train new lead evaluators of teachers not previously trained. It is part two of a three part series that will prepare participants to conduct teacher evaluations. All nine required training components will be addressed throughout this three part series. Additional resources will be provided for continued individual practice. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Sarah Battiste.

26. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Initial Training Part III

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/18/2021

This workshop is designed to train new lead evaluators of teachers not previously trained. It is part three of a three part series that will prepare participants to conduct teacher evaluations. All nine required training components will be addressed throughout this three part series. Additional resources will be provided for continued individual practice. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Sarah Battiste.

27. Using Google Maps in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/18/2021

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 over time. 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.

28. NoodleTools College Ready Skills

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/18/2021

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Join WSWHE SLS and Terese Brennan, Cambridge High School SLMS, as we showcase advanced NoodleTools features for high schoolers to be successful, especially as they get ready for college. Features touched on will include how to utilize outlines, import citations from databases, notecards, and more.

29. DASA Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/19/2021

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.

30. An Introduction to the NYS PE Standards

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: PE teachers, Administrators

Dates: 5/19/2021

In 2018, New York State began a process of review and revision of its current physical education standards adopted in 1996. The New York State Physical Education Learning Standards were developed through numerous phases of virtual and face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of various stakeholders throughout the state. Revisions, additions, instructional alignment, and clarifications to the current physical education standards reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise of all the above constituents. Join us to build your awareness of these changes through multiple, collaborative activities with other PE teachers within the region.

31. Impacts of Computing

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/20/2021

In this webinar we will review the NYS Educational standards surrounding the impacts of computing. We will explore technology ethics, the impact technology has on our society and how we can teach these concepts to students in our classrooms. This session is just the beginning of the discussions surrounding the new computer science and digital fluency standards that are being rolled out statewide.
In this session, we will continue the Train the Trainer series with the other three computer science strands. We will explore the standards and ideas about how to integrate them into our classrooms. This is a turnkey training to support the training you will offer within your district. There is no requirement to have attended part 1 to do this part. All resources will be shared.

33. SLS - Communications Coordinators and Council

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/25/2021

This is one of four Communications Coordinators meetings for the School Library System as required by Commissioner's Regulations 90.18. This meeting will combine Communications Coordinators (all day) and Council Members (afternoon). Agenda for meeting will be sent to members ahead of time.

34. Lead Evaluator of Teacher-Refresher

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/26/2021

This refresher is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to update training received previously. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This will not serve to qualify an attendee to be a lead evaluator. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Sarah Battiste.

35. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 5/26/2021

This workshop is intended for all school employees, and will address harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, the status of being transgender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Due to regulatory compliance, the BOCES will make contact with districts, when necessary, to obtain the Harassment Policy specific to each district to ensure compliance. Participants should seek the permission of their superintendent to attend this training. Permission is required to attend. The registrant will be sent a link to participate in this session through a virtual platform 24 hours prior to the session date.

36. An Introduction to the NYS PE Standards

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: PE teachers, Administrators

Dates: 6/1/2021

In 2018, New York State began a process of review and revision of its current physical education standards adopted in 1996. The New York State Physical Education Learning Standards were developed through numerous phases of virtual and face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of various stakeholders throughout the state. Revisions, additions, instructional alignment, and clarifications to the current physical education standards reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise of all the above constituents. Join us to build your awareness of these changes through multiple, collaborative activities with other PE teachers within the region.

37. Grades K-5 Next Generation Math Standards Planning

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Asssistants

Dates: 6/2/2021

Join us to think through the planning and implementation of the Next Generation Math Standards. Have you rewritten your curriculum, altered your assessments, and/or designed lessons around the new and clarified Standards? Do you have any questions or concerns? Come to have your questions answered and work with colleagues from around the region to get up to speed.

38. Grades 6-11 Next Generation Math Standards Planning

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 6/3/2021

Join us to think through the planning and implementation of the Next Generation Math Standards. Have you rewritten your curriculum, altered your assessments, and/or designed lessons around the new and clarified Standards? Do you have any questions? Concerns? Come to have your questions answered and work with colleagues from around the region to get up to speed.

39. School Violence Prevention Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/8/2021

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.

40. Child Abuse Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/8/2021

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.

41. Fun End of Year Projects

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 6/8/2021

June is a great time to get your students involved in fun and exciting activities both virtually and in the classroom. This webinar will showcase some of the ways you can leverage technology to get students to showcase their learning in fun and creative ways. Be ready to end this school year with a lot of laughter and engaged learning!

42. Getting Your Google Classroom Ready for the Next School Year

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 6/8/2021

Do not reinvent the Google Classroom wheel next year. Learn how to save and archive your current Google Classrooms and create a template for the next school year. You can reuse all of your assignments as is or tweak them for the new class. Learn the tips and tricks needed to make the end of this school year and the beginning of next school year seamless.

43. Re-Aligning Science Lessons to NYSSLS

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 6/8/2021

Creating science lessons that allow students to engage in three-dimensional learning is key to implementing NGSS Standards. Take steps to transition your teaching practices into 3D learning experiences. Open to teachers in all grade levels.

44. Leveraging SEL for Academic Excellence

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Fort Ann Staff

Dates: 6/9/2021

Using the skills and competencies associated with Social Emotional Learning for adults and students can help to foster academic excellence. Learn how teacher expectations and creating learning partnerships can create independent learners who are willing to take academic risks and engage in critical thinking.

45. TCIS Train the Trainer- 5 Day Initial Training - Rescheduled

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 6/14/2021 to 6/18/2021

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) is a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach school staff how to help children learn constructive ways to handle crisis. This intensive five-day train-the-trainer course provides staff with an in-district training capacity in the TCIS curriculum. This program emphasizes crisis prevention through de-escalation skills and teaching student strategies for addressing crisis situations. Physical intervention techniques will also be taught. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to conduct TCIS training in their districts. Participants will learn how to teach TCIS techniques, supervise safe restraint practice sessions, utilize training aids, and evaluate trainees' skills. All participants will be expected to demonstrate competence to become a TCIS trainer. Participants must be capable of moderate physical activity; attendance alone does not qualify a participant as a TCIS trainer. There are limited number of slots as there is still one slot left and if anyone drops out there would be one or more slots available. *2 week cancellation notice is required by phone or email to the School Development Office or your district will be billed for non-representation of a registrant*. There will be light refreshments/ snacks provided AM & PM and Lunch is on your own.

46. Ed Tech Coaches Cohort

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 6/15/2021

This group meets monthly to discuss how to integrate EdTech into classrooms to transform learning. It involves unpacking the new computer science standards as well as evaluating the EdTech tools that align with EdLaw 2D. This cohort is for anyone in the coaching role in their district. Participants will collaborate, discuss and problem solve as a group.

47. DASA Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/16/2021

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.

48. DASA Certification Virtual Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/21/2021 to 6/22/2021

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.

49. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 6/23/2021

This workshop is intended for all school employees, and will address harassment, bullying, and discrimination including, but not limited to, those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, the status of being transgender, or sex. It will also cover the identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying, and discrimination. Due to regulatory compliance, the BOCES will make contact with districts, when necessary, to obtain the Harassment Policy specific to each district to ensure compliance. Participants should seek the permission of their superintendent to attend this training. Permission is required to attend. The registrant will be sent a link to participate in this session through a virtual platform 24 hours prior to the session date.

50. Equipping Ourselves to Teach Assessment-Based Small Groups to Support All Readers 3-5

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Queensbury UFSD Teachers

Dates: 8/2/2021 to 8/5/2021

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