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1. Using Seesaw, Flipgrid, and e-books in the elementary classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/27/2018

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Want easy and fun ways to engage students, spark creativity, and showcase student learning? We’ll see how Flipgrid and Seesaw can be used with students of all ages to capture snapshots of student learning! Seesaw can be used as an online portfolio, and both Seesaw and Flipgrid give students fun and creative ways to express themselves, which can then be shared and incorporated into your assessments. We’ll also explore e-book platforms that incorporate sound and animation to engage students in reading and listening, such as Epic, Overdrive, and Tumblebooks.

2. US and Global History Regents Scoring Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/1/2018

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This session will provide teachers with review and practice of the procedure required for the scoring of the Regents examination in US and Global History. Participants will review and discuss rubrics and anchor papers, then practice scoring student responses. Designed to provide the initial training required for new teachers to be considered qualified raters, it can also be used as a refresher for more experienced educators. This session will also address the implementation schedule and review the components of the new Global History and Geography examination.

3. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

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

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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. 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.

5. EdTech Coaches Roundtable

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/4/2018

Join local educational technology coaches as we share and discuss current initiatives, success, and challenges we are experiencing. Anyone who works with teachers to integrate technology into curriculum and instruction is welcome to attend! This includes (but is not limited to) teachers on special assignment, technology committee members, instructional coaches, librarians, and media specialists.

6. NGSS KickStart

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/8/2018

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. No need to attend if already attending the North Country Science Series

7. Common Core ELA Regents Scoring Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2018

This half-day session will provide teachers with review and practice of the procedure required for the scoring of the Regents examination in English Language Arts (Common Core). Participants will review and discuss rubrics and anchor papers, then practice scoring student responses. Designed to provide the initial training required for new teachers to be considered qualified raters, it can also be used as a refresher for more experienced educators.

8. Common Core Math Regents Scoring Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2018

This session will provide an update on the scoring practices and rubrics brought about by the new Regents Exam that will assess student understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards. Participants will investigate several of the 2, 4, and 6-point constructed-response questions that are similar in structure to the previous Regents exams but which are of the type being asked on the new Common Core Math Regents. They will then be given an opportunity to practice scoring the different types of questions.

9. Regents Scoring Training - HS Science

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/8/2018

This session will provide teachers with review and practice of the procedure required for the scoring of the Regents examinations. Participants will review and discuss rubrics and anchor papers, then practice scoring student responses. Designed to provide the initial training required for new teachers to be considered qualified raters, it can also be used as a refresher for more experienced educators. This session will apply to all HS Science courses offering Regents exams. The main session will focus on the generalities of the scoring process which apply to all exams. Time at the end of the session will be given to those teachers who are teachers of Earth Science or Physics. If you are a teacher of these topics, please email Katie Jones at kjones@wswheboces.org to ensure we have appropriate materials.

10. NGSS KickStart

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/9/2018

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. No need to attend if already attending the North Country Science Series
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.

12. Helping Students Access Complex Texts

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

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

Dates: 5/10/2018

Participants will learn about the qualitative, quantitative and reader/task elements of complex texts. They will review multiple qualitative strategies to use with students when they are confronted with text that has difficult meaning, language features, and structure. Participants will practice some of these strategies using example texts.

13. Integrating Technology into Reading Workshop

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/11/2018

Does it seem impossible to integrate technology into reader’s workshop? It’s not! Explore ways to seamlessly integrate technology into reader’s workshop in meaningful ways for your students. We’ll check out strategies for read alouds, reader’s response, independent reading, mini-lessons and sharing.

14. Digital Storytelling

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/11/2018

Want to explore various ways to promote digital storytelling? We’ll look at some amazing storytelling tools such as Storybird, Photopeach, Powtoon, Adobe Spark, and more!

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. Lead Evaluators of Teachers Part 3

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 5/16/2018

This workshop is meant for Lead Evaluators who did not attend previous offerings of this workshop. Participants will re-examine the idea of an evidence-based evaluation system through the identification of criteria for quality student learning objectives; exploring various methods of target setting; and ways of establishing HEDI rating scales. If you have questions as to who should attend, please contact Mike DeCaprio.

20. SLS Communications Coordinators

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/17/2018

One of four annual meetings for 2017-18. Agenda TBA.

21. The Council's 2018 Cabinet Leadership Summit

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Deputy & Assistant Superintendents, Principals, School Administrators

Dates: 5/17/2018

A retreat for deputy and assistant superintendents, directors and principals highlighting the importance of cultivating leadership, creating and sustaining leadership pathways and nurturing leadership teams. This program will feature a keynote from Discovery Education on organizational leadership; The Council's Executive Director Charles Dedrick discussing the critical importance of cabinet leadership; Edcamp discussion sessions; strategies for stress and creating a healthy organization; and creating and managing your district culture. There is a networking reception on the evening of May 17 (for attendees of the Cabinet and Women's Summits). Co-presented by Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation, Inc. & Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES. A discount will be applied to the overall cost of the event (when billed) if the participant registers for both days. There is a room block at the Embassy Suites for May 16-18, 2018. Room rates are $164 per night. Accommodations include cooked to order breakfast and daily complimentary cocktail reception. To make reservations, please visit Embassy Suites Saratoga or call 518/290-9090 and reference group LEAF or group code LAF.

22. Google Certified Educator - Level 1 Crash Course

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers, Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/18/2018

Show off your Google skills by becoming a Level 1 Google Certified Educator. In this full day session, you will explore Google fundamental topics including Google tools and how to apply these in the classroom. The certification process and exam tips will also be discussed. The training will be led by two Google Certified Trainers and a Level 1 Google Certified Educator. You will receive an exam voucher at the end of the day for the Level 1 Google Certified Educator exam.

23. One Day Refresher for Lead Evaluators of Principals

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 5/18/2018

Audience: Those lead evaluators of principals who have previously completed the three days of training. This one-day refresher is designed for current lead evaluators of principals who are seeking to update training received previously. This will serve for both 3012-c and 3012d. 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.

24. The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit

Program: School Development Services

Audience: ALL School Leaders

Dates: 5/18/2018

This program will focus on supporting women educational leaders and will strive to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. The program will include panel insights on leadership pathways for women, inspirational leadership experiences in education and the business world; and building financial leadership skills. Male School Leaders are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event is co-presented by the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES and the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation. A discount will be applied to the overall cost of the event (when billed) if the participant registers for both days. There is a room block available at the Embassy Suites from May 16-18, 2018. Rates are $164 per night. Accommodations include a cook to order breakfast and complimentary cocktail reception. Call 518-290-9090 and use the promotion code LAF or reference group LEAF.

25. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 5/23/2018

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.

26. Lead Evaluators of Principals: One Day Initial Training

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 5/24/2018

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 and refresh all nine required SED-required training components, and then tailor the workshop to the differences between the two systems (teachers vs. principals evaluations).

27. Four Core in Observation

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/25/2018

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.

28. 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: 5/30/2018

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.

29. Sketchup Online

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/1/2018

To quote Google: "We live in 3D. Why shouldn't we start thinking and teaching that way?" SketchUp for school is the core SketchUp 3D modeler now available in a web browser for any Primary or Secondary School signed up with G Suite for Education. Sketchup for Schools is integrated with Google Drive and Classroom and works on Chromebooks or any device connected to the internet. SketchUp can be used with almost all subjects and grade levels. For example, you can visualize geometry and mathematical concepts, recreate a historical setting or perhaps design your dream energy efficient house. The models created with SketchUp can be printed with a 3D printer. If you would like to learn the basics of SketchUp and how it can integrated into your lesson plan or 3D printing projects come to this half day workshop.

30. School Violence Prevention Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2018

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.

31. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2018

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.

32. Teacher Leader Project

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teaches and Administrators

Dates: 6/6/2018

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The Teacher Leader Project is a network of P-20 practitioners in Eastern Upstate New York dedicated to supporting teacher leadership in schools. Please join us to continue the discussion through focused activities and trust building to develop, refine and implement a district teacher leadership plan. Participants will increase their knowledge, skills and dispositions. A Panel Discussion, Resources Cafe, and supported Team Time will provide differentiated supports and tools. Lunch is provided.
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. This final session will be a facilitated collaborative conversation assessing the workshop series as a whole. Come close out the series with your colleagues; bring your successes and challenges to share. The group will also provide feedback and suggestions for next year’s series. **Due to NYS COSER Regulations, these workshops are not eligible for aid reimbursement.

34. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/20/2018

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.

35. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, In Service Teachers

Dates: 6/26/2018 to 6/27/2018

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.

36. Teachers As Connected Readers Summer Series - Grade 2-3

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2018

This series of sessions invites teachers to become voracious readers of children’s literature. In the sessions, teachers will read a series of selected children’s literature titles and share their reading with other educators in a virtual book club. Starting July 9th and continuing through August 19, teachers will read selected titles and will share their thoughts and responses online through a virtual book club hosted through a private Google+ Community. As part of the series registration fee, participants will receive 3 books at their grade level to read and then add to their classroom libraries. Approximately 4 hours of online participation is required to earn 4 professional development hours upon completion of the series. This participation includes various reading responses, reactions to chosen texts, and contributing lesson ideas to the online community. Here is a listing of the books you will receive: Owl Diaries: Eva and the New Owl by Rebecca Elliott The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale Cody and the Rules of Life by Tricia Springstubb REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 6/21/2018 Session will end week of August 19, 2018.

37. College Board Resources for an ESSA World

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Principals, Assistant Pricnipals and Superintendents

Dates: 7/19/2018

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New York State's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan includes a new measure of college, career, and civic readiness as one indicator of school quality. Schools can earn extra credit for students whose high school credits include participation in AP and receive even more credits for students who earn a score of 3 or higher on an AP Exam. In alignment with new school-level measures and in recognition of the role of school leaders in expanding access to advanced coursework, the College Board will offer Opportunity Leaders training to school leaders in summer 2018. During the training, administrators at all levels will: *Examine the relationship between AP and success in college and career *Explore how data from the SAT Suite of Assessments can inform schools’ academic offerings, including AP, *Practice identifying students with potential for success in AP classes, *Develop strategies to manage schedules, staffing, and budget in order to expand AP classes and course offerings, *Engage teachers, families, and students in using and benefitting from the SAT Suite and AP courses, and *Preview new AP supports for schools that will launch in 2019.

38. Greenwich Summer Literacy Curriculum Development: 4 Day Balanced Literacy K-2 and Grade 6

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers Grades K-2 and Grade 6

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/26/2018

These sessions are designed to help you understand Balanced Literacy Components in a deeper manner. By the end of the 4 days, teachers will be know how the Reading Units of Study fit into a Balanced Literacy Block, and using the Reading Units of Study as a jumping off point, they will create interactive read alouds and shared reading lessons to support a literacy block that provides many chances to practice unit skills. Participants will collaborate to produce shared curriculum and instructional products.

39. Homegrown Summer Writing Institute K-5 - SGF and Queensbury School Districts Only

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/26/2018

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Homegrown Institutes are designed to: *Create a shared conversation across a school or district
*Support site-specific professional learning communities
*Give teachers an immersion into state-of-the-art methods and curriculum for teaching either reading or writing workshop Homegrown Reading Institute Highlights: Building a reading culture Foundational reading skills Toolkits to support strategic reading Writing about reading Flexible, responsive small group work Using read-aloud to support higher comprehension Partnerships and book clubs

40. Regional Summer Literacy Curriculum Development: 4 Day Balanced Literacy K- 6

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers Grades K- 6

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 7/26/2018

These sessions are designed to help you understand Balanced Literacy Components in a deeper manner. By the end of the 4 days, teachers will be know how the Reading Units of Study fit into a Balanced Literacy Block, and using the Reading Units of Study as a jumping off point, they will create interactive read alouds and shared reading lessons to support a literacy block that provides many chances to practice unit skills. Participants will collaborate to produce shared curriculum and instructional products.

41. Greenwich Summer Literacy Curriculum Development: 1 Day Writer's Workshop Units of Study Transition 3-5

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers Grade 3-5 only

Dates: 7/27/2018

This session is designed to help teachers navigate through the Writing Units of Study. By the end of the session, teachers will have a "first unit plan" to use at the beginning of the school year, as well as a system for planning out the rest of the units of study. Participants will collaborate to produce shared curriculum and instructional products.

42. Regional Summer Literacy Curriculum Development: 1 Day Writer's Workshop Units of Study Transition K-6

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers Grades K-6

Dates: 7/27/2018

This session is designed to help teachers navigate through the Writing Units of Study. By the end of the session, teachers will have a "first unit plan" to use at the beginning of the school year, as well as a system for planning out the rest of the units of study. Participants will collaborate to produce shared curriculum and instructional products.

43. 'Who's Doing The Work?' A Summer K-5 Teachers Book Study PLC

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2018

This online summer PLC supports teachers as they make time for their own professional learning over the summer. This summer, we will be reading ‘Who's Doing the Work’ by Burkins and Yaris. Starting July 30th and continuing through August 26, teachers will read a professional text together and will share their thoughts and responses online through a virtual book club hosted through a private Google+ Community. As part of the series registration fee, participants will receive the text to read and keep in their professional library. Approximately 4 hours of online participation is required to earn 4 professional development hours upon completion of the PLC. This participation includes various reading responses, reactions to chosen texts, and contributing lesson ideas to the online community. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS 6/21/2018

44. Google Educator Level 1 - Certification Boot Camp

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teacher

Dates: 8/2/2018 to 8/3/2018

During this two day learning experience, participants will learn the essentials of GSuite for Education with a focus on the skills and techniques needed to complete the online exam to achieve “Google Educator” status and pursue “Google Education Trainer” status. This event will guide participants through various activities and classroom examples using media rich content, responsive instruction techniques, and design labs. LUNCH IS PROVIDED.