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1. 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: 2/27/2018

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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.

2. Project Based Learning (PBL 101) Training - Saratoga CSD Only

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 2/27/2018 to 3/1/2018

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PBL 101 is Buck Institute for Education's foundational three-day (consecutive, 6.5 hours per day) onsite workshop. Based on BIE's model of Gold Standard Project Based Learning, the workshop provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design, assess and manage a rigorous, relevant, and standards-based project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback. Participants are actively engaged in project design, with the expectation that every teacher or teaching team will generate a project plan that receives formative feedback from both participants and BIE National Faculty. Registration includes light morning refreshments , lunch and the PBL 101 workbook.

3. Teachers as Connected Readers: Children's Literature Book Clubs-(An Online Book Study)

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2018

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This series of sessions invites teacher to become voracious readers of children's literature. In the sessions, teachers will read a series of selected children's literature titles (grades 3 1/4 6) and share their reading with other educators in a virtual book club. The series begins with information and inspiration for building teachers' reading lives. Each month, participants will read a selected text and will share their thoughts and responses online through a virtual book club hosted by Google classroom. As part of the series, participants will receive 4 books to read and then add to their classroom libraries. All teachers are welcome to participate if they are looking to read and think about children's literature , but only grades 3 - 6 (and higher) will find they could read some of these books with their students. Approximately 90 minutes of online participation each month is required to earn 6 professional development hours upon completion of the series. This participation includes various reading responses, reactions to chosen texts, and contributing lesson ideas to online community and sharing. PLEASE NOTE: The start date of this workshop will be confirmed at a later date as it is dependent on the arrival of the books for the workshop. Confirmation will follow.

4. Can you Breakout??

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/2/2018

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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 receive a Breakout EDU kit to create and use for their own games.

5. Third Party Vendor Scoring Planning Meeting - EdVistas

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Administrators. School District Staff and Personnel

Dates: 3/2/2018

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This planning meeting will discuss the plan of assessment collection, organization of assessments, pick up of assessments, and return and submission of assessments to the NERIC. Each district that is participating in this process is required to send at least 1 representative to this meeting as this is part of our documentation of the value added process for making this process aidable.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 6-12 Life Science Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/7/2018

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

11. 6-12 Earth and Space Science Introduction

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/8/2018

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

12. Digital Interactive Worksheet for Chromebooks

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/9/2018

Traditional paper worksheets and Chromebooks don’t go together so what do you do? You create worksheets that are interactive, engaging and Chromebook friendly (and naturally will integrate with Google Classroom). Come to this workshop and find out how. With these digital worksheets you add your own content, images, videos, questions and more. You will be creating “hyper-docs” using Google Docs and “blended worksheets” using wizer.me.

13. 7-8 SS Framework Refresher

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: 7-8 Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2018

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.

14. On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading - A Book Study

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2018 to 3/29/2018

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On Your Mark asserts the need to align grading and reporting practices to truly reflect what students are learning in K-12 classrooms. The changes this book outlines are controversial. Adjusting any system that has been in existence for centuries will cause tension but we owe it to our students to be sure we communicate progress effectively and ensure support for academic improvement. Join us for a collegial discussion that will leave you thinking more deeply about your own practice.

15. A Look into NGSS from the K-5 Classroom Teachers Perspective: Level One

Program: Enrichment Resource Center

Audience: K-5 Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2018

NextGen Immersions - KEYSTONE, Zamek Consultants and WSWHE BOCES Enrichment Center are collaborating to provide a professional development opportunity for K- 5 teachers. Keystone educators Alison Miller and Marilou Town, with consultant educator Bethany Zamek, will lead the workshop. The Next Generation Science Standards are aligned with the Common Core Curriculum Standards and identify the science all K-12 students should know. NGSS approaches science teaching just as scientists perform research: by actively engaging students in self-directed exploration using hands-on science activities. The NYS Board of Regents refined and implemented the standards in July, 2017, with testing to begin in 2021. NYS Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) can be viewed at www.nysed.gov. SNOW DATE WILL BE March 16; same location and times.

16. Dynamic Google Slides

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/16/2018

Is dynamic a word you would use to describe Google Slides? No?, well maybe it should be. Google Slides is one of the most flexible tools in G Suite for Education. For example; you can create digital notecards. ebooks, comic strips, reflective journals, choose your own ending stories and more. Using the tools with in Google slides you can edit images and create a animated video. These are just a few examples. Of course, all these ideas can be done individually or collaboratively using G Suite for Education. Let’s see where Google Slides and our imagination can take us.

17. 11th Grade SS Framework Kickstart

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: 11th Grade Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/20/2018

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.

18. Motivating Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students - HF CSD Only

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

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This seminar shows educators how to inspire motivation for learning and behaving among difficult-to-reach students. Problems with motivation are usually seen among students who misbehave. We will explore the specifics that lead students to become unmotivated and most importantly, effective methods that help them make better choices. Educators will learn five major themes of motivation and numerous practical strategies to use in the classroom or school that effectively awaken student motivation. THIS IS A RESCHEDULE OF THE ORIGINAL EVENT. IF YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE EMAIL KJONES@WSWHEBOCES.ORG BY MARCH 9th,TO BE DROPPED.

19. Motivating Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students - Regional

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

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This seminar shows educators how to inspire motivation for learning and behaving among difficult-to-reach students. Problems with motivation are usually seen among students who misbehave. We will explore the specifics that lead students to become unmotivated and most importantly, effective methods that help them make better choices. Educators will learn five major themes of motivation and numerous practical strategies to use in the classroom or school that effectively awaken student motivation. THIS IS A RESCHEDULE OF THE ORIGINAL EVENT. IF YOU ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND PLEASE EMAIL KJONES@WSWHEBOCES.ORG BY MARCH 9th,TO BE DROPPED.

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

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2018

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.

21. 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.

22. 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

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.

23. Drop-Out Prevention - HF CSD ONLY

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teacher

Dates: 3/21/2018

Our program is designed to focus on ways that motivate youth who are headed down the "drop out" path to reaching the finish line, graduation! There are many factors that affect why students eventually drop out such as teen pregnancy, incarceration, bullying, and not feeling connected with teachers. Our program can not prevent incarceration or teen pregnancy, but we can help schools limit bullying, create safe and productive environments for learning, and give educators strategies to connect with all of their students. Furthermore, we will show your staff ways to motivate their unmotivated students.

24. Drop-Out Prevention - Regional

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teacher

Dates: 3/21/2018

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Our program is designed to focus on ways that motivate youth who are headed down the "drop out" path to reaching the finish line, graduation! There are many factors that affect why students eventually drop out such as teen pregnancy, incarceration, bullying, and not feeling connected with teachers. Our program can not prevent incarceration or teen pregnancy, but we can help schools limit bullying, create safe and productive environments for learning, and give educators strategies to connect with all of their students. Furthermore, we will show your staff ways to motivate their unmotivated students.

25. Integrating Technology into Reading Workshop

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/23/2018

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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.

26. 11th Grade SS Framework Kickstart

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: 11th Grade Administrators and Teachers

Dates: 3/27/2018

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.

27. Aspiring Administrator Day

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Aspiring Administors

Dates: 3/27/2018

If you are thinking about making the jump, spend the day with colleagues with the same mind set, working with some of our area's leaders. These speakers will explain to you how the came to be where they are. They'll talk to you about the ups and downs of having the best jobs around. And they'll make you think: What drives you? How would you do the work? How do you manage and prioritize any given day? And in the middle of all that, how do you keep growing yourself?

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: 3/28/2018

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. 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.

30. Digital Timelines

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/13/2018

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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 Sutori will be demonstrated. With these tools you and your students can create, share and move to an higher order of thinking.

31. Mission Possible: Technology in the Elementary Math Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/20/2018

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Math may seem like one of the hardest areas to use technology, but it is not impossible! Together we will explore applications for online math lessons, practice, and assessment. We will also talk about how to prepare students for state computer based testing and how to effectively integrate technology into math work at the elementary level.

32. Mission Possible: Technology in the Secondary Math Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 4/20/2018

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Math may seem like one of the hardest areas to use technology, but it is not impossible! Together we will explore applications for online math lessons, practice, and assessment. We will also talk about how to prepare students for state computer based testing and how to effectively integrate technology into math work at the secondary level.

33. 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

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

34. Developmental Trauma Training Level 1: For School Professionals

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, Teacher Leaders, CSE Chairpersons and Administrators

Dates: 4/24/2018

School professionals are increasingly being asked to work with highly complex students who have been exposed to chronic trauma. Many recognize that conventional approaches to academics, misbehavior and relationship building can feel frustrating, even counterproductive. This workshop will focus on the impact that chronic trauma has on the developing child, including an in-depth exploration of the neurobiology of stress. Contemporary research as well as educational and clinical practice has helped clarify the expansive effects of chronic trauma, often referred to as the "Seven Domains of Impairment" (National Child Traumatic Stress Network). We will study these Seven Domains with an eye towards their application in the school system, and focus on ways to transform knowledge into action. The interventions and strategies discussed in this training are compatible with, and build upon, many current initiatives directed at a positive school culture and climate; school professionals will learn additional skills for working with all students whether they have trauma exposed or not. Learning Objectives: 1.Participants will increase their knowledge of the impacts of traumatic stress across the child's lifespan. 2.Participants will learn and apply the "Seven Domains of Impairment" to their work setting. 3.Participants will increase their understanding of the unique and innovative strategies necessary to address traumatic stress

35. 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.

36. 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: 4/25/2018

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.

37. 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.

38. US and Global History Regents Scoring Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/1/2018

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.

39. 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.

40. 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.

41. 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

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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.

47. 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

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.

48. Digital Storytelling

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/11/2018

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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!

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. SLS Communications Coordinators

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 5/17/2018

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

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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).

58. 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.

59. 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.

60. Sketchup Online

Program: Model Schools Program

Audience: Teachers Administrators and Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/1/2018

New
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.

61. 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.

62. 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.
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.

64. 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.

65. 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.