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1. Curriculum and Assessment Council

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Leadership of the 31 Component Districts in the WSWHE Region

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 6/18/2024

This series of meetings will provide training, support, and updates to the 31 member districts of the WSWHE BOCES. Sessions will include topics linked directly to curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology. Participants will be added to the regional listserv to ensure materials are shared.

2. 2023-24 CSE/CPSE Chairpersons Meetings

Program: School Development Services

Audience: CSE/CPSE Chairpersons

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 5/16/2024

8:00 - 8:30 am Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 am Professional Development
10:30 - 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:30 am Meeting
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm - Afternoon Sessions will include connection time for new or newish CSE
Chairpersons to collaborate with veteran Chairpersons on concerns, processes or challenging
situations. Lunch will be provided for those who are participating.

3. Current Issues in School Librarianship - ELEMENTARY

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Elementary School Librarians

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 5/13/2024

ELEMENTARY: This group of school librarians will explore the current issues in school librarianship including library policies, best practices, assessment, and more. Participants should be prepared to share resources, experiences, and ideas with colleagues.

4. Pathways to Leadership 2023 - 2024: Kick Off Session

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and PPS or Related Service Professionals (Guidance Counselors, CSE Chairs, Speech Therapists, School Psychologists, etc.)

Dates: 10/30/2023

The Pathways to Leadership Collaboration exists to address a number of issues in educational leadership. Primarily, we are attempting to address both the shortage and quality of candidates for formal leadership roles. We exist to honor both the importance of quality leadership and its effect on student success. We believe we can play a role in the many stages of a leader's journey - raising up our leaders within and from the teaching ranks, encouraging the entry to leadership, honoring the complexity of leadership in education, operating with an eye to future advancement and succession planning, and finally, creating a forum where current leaders can pay it forward to the next generation. This registration is for the Kick-Off Session and will secure your place in the cohort. Additional registration instructions will be provided as soon as dates have been finalized for the 4 learning sessions (between Nov 1, 2023 - March 1, 2024) and closing ceremony (March 2024). Participants must be available to participate in all learning components in order to receive credit for the cohort learning series. Learning Session Topics will include: What is the Work of Leadership? What Does the Work Look Like, Today & Tomorrow? Who Does the Work with Me? What are the Structures, Supports, and Resources for Getting the Work Done? Participants will receive a $500 stipend to participate. Participants must have District Administrator permission to participate. Final confirmation of registration will be sent to registrants once district approval is received.

5. Pathways to Leadership 2023-2024: Cohort Learning Series

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers and Related Service Professionals (Guidance Counselors, CSE Chairs etc.)

Dates: 11/9/2023 to 4/11/2024

The Pathways to Leadership Collaboration exists to address a number of issues in educational leadership. Primarily, we are attempting to address both the shortage and quality of candidates for formal leadership roles. We exist to honor both the importance of quality leadership and its effect on student success. We believe we can play a role in the many stages of a leader's journey - raising up our leaders within and from the teaching ranks, encouraging the entry to leadership, honoring the complexity of leadership in education, operating with an eye to future advancement and succession planning, and finally, creating a forum where current leaders can pay it forward to the next generation. Concurrent Registration is required w/ the Pathways to Leadership 2023-2024 Kick Off Session. Session Topics will include: What is the Work of Leadership? What Does the Work Look Like, Today & Tomorrow? Who Does the Work with Me? What are the Structures, Supports, and Resources for Getting the Work Done? Participants will receive a $500 stipend to participate. Participants must have District Administrator permission to participate. Final confirmation of registration will be sent to registrants once district approval is received.

6. Improving Student Attendance: Effective Prevention/Intervention Strategies dealing with Chronic absenteeism in a Post-COVID world- Follow up 6 Round Table Meetings

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Staff dealing with Students and Attendance

Dates: 12/1/2023 to 5/17/2024

Creative strategies for connecting with and engaging students and families is an important key to addressing chronic absenteeism, especially now, in a post-COVID world. We are faced with developing strategies for re-engaging students that have been out of the school environment for over one year. During the workshop and roundtable discussions, we will discuss proven prevention/intervention strategies being utilized by school districts around New York State, as well as discussing the importance of developing relationships with families. Participants will be encouraged to share their strategies with the group. This series is intended for Superintendents, Building Administrators, School Counselors, School Social Workers, Attendance Teachers, MTSS Coordinators, School Psychologists, McKinney Vento Liaisons, etc. The facilitator, David Torres, served 28 years as the Saratoga Springs City School District's Supervisor of Attendance K-12 before retiring in 2018 and is currently in his second year as the Community Outreach Liaison at the Corinth Central School District.

7. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 12/19/2023

One of four required meetings of the SLS Council. Council assists the SLS in its mission as outlined in Commissioner's Regulations 90.18 including creating and monitoring the Plan of Service, and recommending approval of the annual budget and the annual report. Updates are also provided to Council members at each meeting.

8. Virtual Reality with Transfr

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 1/4/2024

Transfr is building a classroom-to-career pipeline by delivering simulation-based training that equips learners with the skills to enter the workforce successfully. This lunch and learn will offer a demo where you will be able to try out the VR headsets yourself and learn about the experiences it offers in career exploration, including electrical construction, manufacturing and skilled trades, transportation, and distribution logistics, automotive and aviation, and hospitality and tourism, nursing, and more.

9. Sphero

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 1/9/2024

Join Sphero to learn about our STEM, CS, and engineering offerings, including new standards-aligned curriculum resources to support your students' success. Link to join: https://sphero.zoom.us/j/83503960639?pwd=awsYssKyF1z64KttlrpI670X3j7Q2a.1

10. STEM Cohort

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 1/12/2024

STEM Cohort Meeting - Virtual Join this cohort meeting to connect with STEM educators from across the region, learn about the latest and greatest resources for STEM education, and collaborate in an effort to improve STEM education for our students.

11. Being Brave: The Art of Collection Development

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES Region

Dates: 1/30/2024 to 2/27/2024

Join us for this virtual/asynchronous, four-week dive into Dr Mona Kerby's essential guide on collection development. Dr Kerby presents readers with the knowledge and tools that school librarians need to curate a diverse and inclusive collection. This book provides practical strategies and real-world examples to help school librarians to make informed, empowered decisions.

Attendance is required in order to receive credit. Sessions will not be recorded.

Book will be provided to participants only. Please do not register unless you can attend the sessions.

Please register no later than January 15, 2024 so that we can order enough books.

12. Cut the Clutter: Tips for weeding, feeding, renewing, and synthesizing your Sora collections (Asynchronous)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: WSWHE School Librarians

Dates: 2/1/2024 to 3/27/2024

Did you know that you can weed and feed your Sora purchases, as well as unsubscribe from some of those annoying "do not reply" OverDrive emails? In this blended asynchronous PD, learn how to navigate: (New!) Weeding expired titles from your purchased collections Analyzing titles in the collection to see what's actually being used and to drive future purchases Analyzing expiring/expired metered access titles and creating renewal carts Making sense of automatically generated carts in OverDrive Marketplace Setting preferences to reduce or eliminate those pesky emails about holds carts and renewals Q & A about OverDrive Marketplace and Sora for any lingering questions and feedback Participants will receive a link to the asynchronous PD prior to the start of the session. Participants will also meet virtually with the instructor after they complete the PD, to address any questions and processes. Participants will be able to complete this course at their own pace within the course window, February 1 - March 27, 2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive credit.

13. Building Cognitive & Metacognitive Strategies (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 2/1/2024

Building student cognitive & metacognitive skills support students in staying focused and engaged by helping students to process and retain new content, and be able to generalize across time. This session will focus on important aspects of the science of learning and enable participants to learn quick, effective, and efficient strategies to use in the classroom that lead to student success. Participants are able to complete the course at their own pace within the course window -February 1-29. Important Note: Access to Course materials will close on February 29, 2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive attendance & completion credit.

14. High Leverage Instructional Practice: Scaffolding 2.0 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 2/1/2024

This asynchronous learning module is designed for all classroom teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, and coaches to take a deep dive into scaffolding instruction in any area. This redesigned scaffolding session is built on the How Scaffolding Works Model from Frey, Fisher & Almadore. Participants will explore the four stages of the framework - front-end, distributive, back-end & peer scaffolds - building an understanding of how they each serve a different purpose and engage with various resources and scenarios to continue to refine current practices and apply new learning. Important Note: Access to Course materials will begin on 02/01/2024 and close on 02/29/2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive attendance & completion credit.

15. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Annual Refresher- Self- Paced Course (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-12 District and School Administrators with Evaluation Responsiblities

Dates: 2/1/2024

This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you. This is a self- paced course from 02/01/2024-02/29/2024. Participants must complete all parts of the sessions during this window to receive credit.

16. Universal Design for Learning (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 2/1/2024

This asynchronous learning module is designed for all educators, related service providers, and administrators. Universal Design for Learning is an approach that gives each and every student equitable opportunity to succeed. This workshop will explore the three core principles as a framework for planning for the success of all students. Participants will explore different strategies & resources to incorporating instructional practices, collaboration, tech tools, and assessment to serve the needs of all learners and plan for their own practice. Participants will be able to complete this course at their own pace within the course window - February 1-29 2024 Important Note: Access to Course materials will close on 02/29/2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive attendance & completion credit.

17. Recordkeeping for Workplace Violence

Program: School Development Services

Dates: 2/5/2024

The NYS Department of Labor requires public sector entities to track certain occupational injuries and illnesses on forms provided by the state. This course will provide clarification on the requirements for injury and illness recordkeeping for schools and municipalities. These documents are part of the required review process of the workplace violence prevention requirements. We have noted that many schools and municipalities may be over-recording injuries, therefore we are providing this educational forum to employers in completing this process correctly.

18. Boost Your Budget: Using Data to Secure Funding for Your Educational Resources

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/7/2024 to 2/29/2024

Is your budget feeling anemic? Do you struggle to prove the impact of your amazing library resources? You're not alone. In the competitive world of library funding, data is king. But knowing how to collect, analyze, and present data can feel like deciphering ancient hieroglyphics.
Fear not, data warriors! This workshop is your decoder ring. Participants will collect and analyze their database statistics and use them to enhance funding as well as make data driven decisions about their library purchases.

19. Secondary Social Studies Educators PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2024 to 5/14/2024

The Secondary Social Studies Educators PLC provides an opportunity for middle and high school social studies teachers to connect with others in their field. The group will meet virtually monthly to discuss topics related to the implementation of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and the Social Studies Practices, aligning assessments, implications for the Seal of Civic Readiness, and incorporating the NYS Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework. NYSED social studies updates will be provided as appropriate. Educators should attend ready to share their experiences, resources, and lesson ideas with the group.

20. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 2/12/2024 to 2/13/2024

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. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

21. Elementary Social Studies Educators PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2024 to 5/20/2024

The Elementary Social Studies Educators PLC provides an opportunity for those teachers designated as social studies educators in their elementary school. The group will meet virtually monthly to discuss topics related to the implementation of the NYS K-12 Social Studies Framework and the Social Studies Practices, aligning assessments, implications for the Seal of Civic Readiness, and incorporating the NYS Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework. NYSED social studies updates will be provided as appropriate. Educators should attend ready to share their experiences, resources, and lesson ideas with the group.

22. Safety & Health in the Arts & Technologies

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those needing and understanding of safe work practices

Dates: 2/28/2024

Starting Soon
This program is designed to provide attendees with an understanding of safe work practices in education programs related to art & technologies, including ceramics, painting, and other media, as well as traditional metal and woodworking shops. Topics for Discussion Include: Chemical hazards associated with different media including ceramics, painting, dark room activities, and the handling flammable liquids Choosing safe and legal products for different age groups Product labeling systems and safety data sheets Control measures for dark rooms and ceramic kilns Hazardous chemical waste management Machine guarding and machine safety PLEASE RSVP by February 14th, 2024 PLEASE park in front parking lot and sign in at the Main Office of Queensbury High School

23. EBSCO Features and Updates

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians and Other Educators

Dates: 2/28/2024

Starting Soon
In this session, we will focus on EBSCO interfaces and explore the many features and functionalities they offer. The user-friendly interfaces include the Explora Primary interface, providing a solid foundation for beginners, Explora Secondary and EBSCOhost for high school researchers, and the advanced EBSCO Discovery Service. We will also look at the EBSCO database options to be searched on the interfaces which enable your students with the most powerful research tools. The content includes eBooks, magazines, journals, primary sources, images, and much more. EBSCO offers individual options as well as several targeted packages. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of current EBSCO offerings through the BOCES that support topics the students are researching.

24. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 2/28/2024

Starting Soon
One of four required meetings of the SLS Council. Council assists the SLS in its mission as outlined in Commissioner's Regulations 90.18 including creating and monitoring the Plan of Service, and recommending approval of the annual budget and the annual report. Updates are also provided to Council members at each meeting.

25. Orton-Gillingham Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2024 to 3/22/2024

Starting Soon
The IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus Course and Program is 30-hours of a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that provides a complete understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method, the essential five components to literacy, and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this accredited Structured Literacy course, teachers will understand the structure and foundation of the English language as well as the research behind the science of reading. Educators will have a basic knowledge of how to assess and teach students in all three tiers of RTI as well as students with dyslexia. Participants will evaluate and teach students in phonological skills, phonics/word recognition, spelling, writing, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course includes an additional asynchronous component for fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Comprehensive OG Plus course is appropriate for teachers whose students are emergent and beginning readers and readers struggling in word recognition. This course also includes an asynchronous component that shares research and strategies for teaching and assessing fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. For virtual training, one person per device, per room for this training in order to ensure the quality of the training and full participation. Breakout rooms will be selected at random. Zoom link will be sent out prior to the training. MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED: Computer with a camera and sound (an iPhone/iPad or similar devices are not recommended) 2 highlighters (1 yellow) sticky notes 2-5 x 8 index cards or half sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper https://imse.com/

26. Building Cognitive & Metacognitive Strategies (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 3/1/2024

Starting Soon
Building student cognitive & metacognitive skills support students in staying focused and engaged by helping students to process and retain new content, and be able to generalize across time. This session will focus on important aspects of the science of learning and enable participants to learn quick, effective, and efficient strategies to use in the classroom that lead to student success. Participants are able to complete the course at their own pace within the course window - March 1-31. Important Note: Access to Course materials will close on March 31, 2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive attendance & completion credit.

27. High Leverage Instructional Practice: Scaffolding 2.0 (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 3/1/2024

Starting Soon
This asynchronous learning module is designed for all classroom teachers, special education teachers, related service providers, and coaches to take a deep dive into scaffolding instruction in any area. This redesigned scaffolding session is built on the How Scaffolding Works Model from Frey, Fisher & Almadore. Participants will explore the four stages of the framework - front-end, distributive, back-end & peer scaffolds - building an understanding of how they each serve a different purpose and engage with various resources and scenarios to continue to refine current practices and apply new learning. Important Note: Access to Course materials will begin on 03/01/2024 and close on 03/31/2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive attendance & completion credit.

28. Lead Evaluator of Teachers-Annual Refresher- Self- Paced Course (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: K-12 District and School Administrators with Evaluation Responsiblities

Dates: 3/1/2024

Starting Soon
This refresher course is designed for current lead evaluators of teachers who are seeking to fulfill annual training requirements for updates and annual recertification/renewal as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in accordance with their district APPR plans. Activities are aligned to the nine required training components. This Annual REFRESHER Session will only provide recertification as Lead Evaluator of Teachers. Attendees who have never been initially certified as a Lead Evaluator of Teachers in prior school years must attend the Initial 3 Part Series to fulfill district APPR requirements for Lead Evaluators. Contact Cecilia Dansereau-Rumley with questions or to determine if this is the right session for you. This is a self- paced course from 03/01/2024-03/31/2024. Participants must complete all parts of the sessions during this window to receive credit.

29. Universal Design for Learning (Asynchronous)

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 3/1/2024

Starting Soon
This asynchronous learning module is designed for all educators, related service providers, and administrators. Universal Design for Learning is an approach that gives each and every student equitable opportunity to succeed. This workshop will explore the three core principles as a framework for planning for the success of all students. Participants will explore different strategies & resources to incorporating instructional practices, collaboration, tech tools, and assessment to serve the needs of all learners and plan for their own practice. Participants will be able to complete this course at their own pace within the course window - March 1-31 2024 Important Note: Access to Course materials will close on 03/31/2024. All required activities must be completed prior to the course end date in order to receive attendance & completion credit.

30. ParentSquare 101

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/4/2024

Learn to leverage ParentSquare's features in order to streamline communication, create real-time updates, and coordinate school events. Foster a more connected and engaged school community and enhance the overall school community through ParentSquare.

31. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS certification

Dates: 3/4/2024

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. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

32. 3-D Science Curriculum Work Grades K-2

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers of Grades K-2, School Leaders

Dates: 3/5/2024

This session will offer participants an opportunity to review/re-engage with the NYS science learning standard. Participants will focus on creating and revising science lessons that are aligned to the 3 dimensions by using the standards as a guide. NYS science updates and information will be shared. Participants will have access to curricular resources and will have opportunities to collaborate with peers to work on lessons

33. Facility Manager Update Forum

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Building Administrators, Directors of Facilities, District Administrators, Asbestos Management, Other Facilities Staff

Dates: 3/5/2024

New
This program will review environmental requirements, health and safety requirements, and best management practices for New York State public school facility managers.

34. 3-D Science Curriculum Work Grades 3-5

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers of Grades 3-5, School Leaders

Dates: 3/5/2024

This session will offer participants an opportunity to review/re-engage with the NYS science learning standard. Participants will focus on creating and revising science lessons that are aligned to the 3 dimensions by using the standards as a guide. NYS science updates and information will be shared. Participants will have access to curricular resources and will have opportunities to collaborate with peers to work on lessons

35. SLS Mentor Program Meeting #3

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 3/5/2024

One of four meetings for school librarians in the WSWHE BOCES School Library System Mentor program. Meeting agendas are determined by the needs of the librarians and include topics such as classroom management, curriculum development, collaboration, library program improvement, and more. Participants will be able to apply knowledge gained during each session to their library program when they return to the library.

36. 3-D Science Curriculum Work Grades 6-8

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Teachers of Grades 6-8, School Leaders

Dates: 3/6/2024

This session will offer participants an opportunity to review/re-engage with the NYS science learning standard. Participants will focus on creating and revising science lessons that are aligned to the 3 dimensions by using the standards as a guide. NYS science updates and information will be shared. Participants will have access to curricular resources and will have opportunities to collaborate with peers to work on lessons

37. Playground Safety Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Facility Managers and Grounds Crew Members, Professional involved with School Safety matters, Playground monitors

Dates: 3/6/2024

Playgrounds must be built in compliance with the Consumer Products Safety Commission, who have produced much of the research and handbooks for playground safety. This session will educate attendees on the proper operation and the regulations of school playgrounds, so as to ensure the safety of students and the compliance of schools.

38. 70E Electrical Safety Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Safety Managers, Facility Managers, Electricians, Other electrically-qualified persons

Dates: 3/7/2024

Objectives: after completing this course, participants will be able to: Identify electrical hazards Classify electrical hazards and apply techniques and procedures for safe work practices Identify techniques to create a culture where electrical safety is part of the workplace environment Topics: Hazards of Electricity 1/4 Shock & Arc Flash/Blast Electrical safety principles and safety controls Hazard prevention and site evaluation Electrical safety and approach boundaries for qualified and unqualified employees Types of electrical faults and their characteristics Effects of Arc Flash and Arc Blast Overview of Arc Flash Boundary Calculations (Annex D) Selecting flash protection PPE based on incident energy Selecting PPE using Hazard Risk Classification of NFPA 70E Tables of 130.7C Review of OSHA subpart S NFPA 70E 2024 Overview of Annexes Compliance requirements and mitigation Who should attend: Safety Managers Facility Managers Electricians Other electrically-qualified persons

39. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/12/2024

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. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

40. Bringing Play Back into the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/12/2024

Come spend a day playing. This workshop is all about bringing back the fun and building a classroom community. You will participate in many games and activities and walk away with a Play Toolkit that guarantees to bring back the joy of learning in your classroom.

41. STEM COHORT - In Person

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/14/2024

Join this cohort meeting to connect with STEM educators from across the region, learn about the latest and greatest resources for STEM education, and collaborate in an effort to improve STEM education for our students.

42. Lunch and Learn with Class VR

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/14/2024

New
Come learn about ClassVR, a simple way to discover and delivery engaging virtual reality content to your students. This web based platform provides the teacher with full control of student content and headsets as they discover new places, interact with scenes, and learn in new and exciting ways.

43. EdTech Coaches - In Person

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/14/2024

The EdTech Coaches Cohort welcomes educators, administrators, and staff members who are responsible for technology integration within their district. These meetings include opportunities to share information/resources, collaborate, learn about new technology products, state and local tech initiatives, and more!

44. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 3/14/2024

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.

45. Modern Classroom

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Staff interested in Modern Classroom

Dates: 3/15/2024

TBD

46. School Violence Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 3/18/2024

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. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

47. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/19/2024

One of at least four meetings for the SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication Coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Professional development is provided on current issues. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting.
All school librarians are welcome to attend.

48. AI in the English and Social Studies Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/19/2024

Learn ways to use AI tools in your English and Social Studies classrooms for research, writing, exploration, and creative expression. We will explore the best tools available for both you and for your students in this interactive webinar.

49. Digging Deeper into TLC

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 3/21/2024

New
Join us as we dig deeper into the TLC library automation platform and answer the questions you have about the platform. Topics for discussion include the union catalog and processing ILLs, navigating and customizing notices and reports, and a time for Q&A. Participants will leave with a better understanding of this system.

50. Navigating the New World of A.I.

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/25/2024

So it looks like Artificial Intelligence is not going away anytime soon! It seems to be rapidly becoming a part of everything we do online and many educators are now seeing instances of A.I. being used by students to complete assignments. In this session, participants will discuss strategies to identify the use of A.I., develop constructive ways to address the issue, engage in productive conversations with students about the use of this new technology. In addition, participants will leave with a practical toolkit of classroom AI Policies and some tools that can be used to "AI Proof" classroom assignments

51. TCIS Update Revisions

Program: School Development Services

Dates: 3/26/2024 to 3/27/2024

Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the TCIS curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their schools. Participants will have the chance to participate, practice, and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques such as role plays, small group discussions, reflective exercises, conducting practice sessions, and using audiovisual aids will be demonstrated. The curriculum is evidence-informed and trauma-sensitive. Participants will receive all the necessary materials to conduct the TCIS training program for their school district. An additional application to Cornell University will need to be completed. Upon registration, an application will be emailed to participants. Updates are for the certified TCI trainers and the refreshers are used in direct training for the staff. Therefore, certified TCI trainers needing to renew their certification will need to sign up for a TCI update. TCIS trainers are required to attend and successfully complete a TCIS update every two years to maintain their certification status. Your registration will not be considered complete until you have registered in Frontline, registered with Cornell University and the BOCES has received Cornell's approval to participate in the session. The School Improvement Staff will email you upon confirmation with Cornell. Should a participant fail to complete both steps and have approval from Cornell within a reasonable time frame (5 school days of Frontline registration) your registration will be dropped from Frontline. *Cancellation is required no later than 45 days prior to the session, by phone or email to the School Development Office or your district will be billed for non-representation of a registrant. Please see contact information below.

52. Learn about The Juice - A current events reading comprehension site

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/26/2024

New
Learn about the program, The Juice, that offers an interactive platform to improve reading comprehension and critical thinking across the curriculum. Through relevant, high interest articles, The Juice will harness student curiosity and give teachers real-time feedback. The subjects included in the daily articles include economics, geography, art, and STEM. Through classroom or library usage, your students will gain knowledge and develop essential skills that go well beyond their academic journey.

53. ConsidertheSourceNY.org Teaching with Historical Records

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Social Studies teachers and School Librarians

Dates: 3/27/2024

Looking for ways to teach the skills for the new Civic Literacy Essay, opportunities for your students to fulfill the requirements for the new Seal of Civic Readiness, or engaging materials to meet the NextGen Literacy Standards? ConsidertheSourceNY.org, a free, online resource from the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, provides access to thousands of primary sources and teacher-created, standards-aligned learning activities for the K-12 educator. This workshop is designed for educators and school librarians in all grades and will include engaging ways to use local primary sources to teach civic literacy, NextGen Literacy Standards, and the New York State Social Studies Framework. Participants will receive training on incorporating primary sources into their classroom curriculum, opportunities to brainstorm ideas for lesson plans and learning activities, and time to create a lesson tailored to their classroom.

School librarian and teacher pairs are strongly encouraged. Lunch will be provided.

54. Intro to Generative AI

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 3/28/2024

Join this webinar unveiling the boundless creative potential of generative artificial intelligence. This session provides an introduction to AI systems that can generate and manipulate images, video, audio, and more. In this workshop, you'll discover: The basics of how generative AI models like DALL-E work Hands-on demonstrations of creating original images with AI Strategies for using AI-generated media responsibly Tips for integrating generative AI into engaging student projects Ethics, limitations and emerging best practices around AI creativity This workshop empowers teachers to harness generative AI for good.

55. TCIS Train the Trainer

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Staff wishing to hold tCISTrainer Status

Dates: 4/8/2024 to 4/12/2024

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. This session has a special cancellation policy and requires cancellation no later than March 17th to ensure no fee is charged. Once the registration deadline has passed we are unable to accommodate drops from the session registration with refunds of fees. Your registration will not be considered complete until you have registered in Frontline, registered with Cornell University and the BOCES has receipt of Cornell's approval to participate in the session. The School Improvement Staff will email you upon confirmation with Cornell. Should a participant fail to complete both steps and have approval from Cornell within a reasonable time frame (5 schools of Frontline registration) your registration will be dropped from Frontline.

56. Maintaining Student Engagement

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/8/2024

This session will focus on lessons and routines teachers can use to maintain student engagement during the most challenging stretches of the school year. Getting through the last few months can be a grind, but it doesn't have to be. This session will help teachers find inspiration themselves and discover ways to inspire their students while maintaining engagement through the end of June.

57. Active Engagement with Lu and Active Floor

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/9/2024

Calling all PE, Health, Librarians, or any teacher who wants to support active learning. Teq will be showcasing the Lu and Active Floor programs that will get your students competing, exercising, and learning simultaneously! Come for the demo, play some games, and leave with ideas on how to engage your student's senses.

58. Health PLC

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 4/16/2024

New
In this session we will collaborate as a Regional Health PLC is to develop a curriculum scope and sequence with resources for our region that is aligned to NYS Learning Standards for Health. We will build a bank of regional resources and assess individual and shared needs throughout the region.

59. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 4/18/2024

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.

60. AI Firehose

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/23/2024

There are so many amazing ways to use Artificial Intelligence to streamline all that you do in the classroom. This workshop will offer a ton of ideas, resources, and activities that you can turnkey for your classroom. You will have the opportunity to explore, experience, discuss, and plan ways to use the best AI tools available.

61. Explain Everything and Promethean Boards

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 4/30/2024

Let's explore the integration of Explain Everything on your Promethean Board. This tool will allow you to engage all your students creatively and interactively for every lesson. Learn the basics of Explain Everything and begin to build out your activities on this platform.

62. The Council's 202 Cabinet Leadership Summit & Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Principals, Cabinet Level School Leaders, Superintendents, and Women in Leadership

Dates: 5/1/2024 to 5/2/2024

Through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.), and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (WSWHE), we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. Join us for a combined event to bring together cabinet level school leaders, superintendents, and women in leadership to discuss critical topics and share best practices. Cost to Attend includes breakfast, lunch, reception and materials. Additional details forthcoming

63. The Council's 2024 Women's Initiative: Cabinet Leadership Summit

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Principals

Dates: 5/1/2024

Through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.), and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (WSWHE), we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. The Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit will focus on ways to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. Cost to Attend includes breakfast, lunch, reception and materials. Additional details will be forthcoming.

64. The Council's 2024 Women's Initiative: Women's Initiative

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Assistant and Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Principals

Dates: 5/2/2024

Through a partnership with the New York State Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS), the Leadership for Educational Achievement Foundation (LEAF, Inc.), and Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES (WSWHE), we are pleased to once again offer the Cabinet and Women's Initiative Summits in Saratoga Springs. The Supporting Women in Educational Leadership Summit will focus on ways to support women educational leaders and to inspire more women to seek leadership positions in education. Additional details will be forthcoming

65. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 5/7/2024 to 5/8/2024

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. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

66. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS certification

Dates: 5/13/2024

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. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

67. Let's Learn Canva Workshop

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/14/2024

Canva has so many incredible tools that are free for educators. Learn the basics of what is offered, dig into the AI features, and learn more about the connected content to other edtech tools. This full day workshop will allow you to create, explore, and practice using Canva for all things in your classroom.

68. Seesaw Lunch and Learn

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/14/2024

Please join us for a BOCES ONLY virtual Lunch + Learn, where Seesaw will showcase the new Instruction and Insights Platform along with Seesaw's ready-to-use New York Computer Science and digital fluency-aligned lessons + assignments. We will be discussing the new pricing model for 2024-2025 along with what districts will receive with the new Seesaw platform. Seesaw will be providing a chance to win prizes and swag.

69. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 5/14/2024

One of four required meetings of the SLS Council. Council assists the SLS in its mission as outlined in Commissioner's Regulations 90.18 including creating and monitoring the Plan of Service, and recommending approval of the annual budget and the annual report. Updates are also provided to Council members at each meeting.

70. Saratoga National Historical Park Spring 2024 Teacher Enrichment Workshop

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Audience: Social Studies Educators, School Librarians, and other educators

Dates: 5/15/2024

New
Saratoga National Historical Park (Saratoga NHP) and WSWHE BOCES are partnering to present a Park Ranger-led, free, high quality, one-day teacher workshop at Saratoga Battlefield. The workshop will prepare teachers to use primary and secondary sources to teach about the American Revolution, and prepare students ahead of time for possible field trips to the park. This workshop is best for those who teach 4th, 7th, and 11th grade social studies and/or focusing on the Seal of Civic Readiness.

The workshop will offer enhanced teacher familiarity with Saratoga NHP's educational programming, materials, and resources, empowering educators to offer insightful onsite educational experiences for their students at the Saratoga Battlefield portion of Saratoga NHP.

Agenda:
8:30 am Arrival at Saratoga Battlefield
9:00 am Welcome, Introductions, Resource Lists
9:30 am Visitor Center tour of primary and secondary sources
10:00 am Haversack Kits
10:30 am Introduction to Virtual Tours
11:00 am Lunch (BRING YOUR OWN)
11:30 am Guided Battlefield Tour
2:45 pm Review and Feedback
3:00 pm Dismissal

71. School Violence Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 5/15/2024

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. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

72. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 5/16/2024

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.

73. Canva Video Editor - For teachers and Students

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/17/2024

Canva's video editing software allows teachers and students to create and edit videos with ease. Canva's video editor has fantastic editing features that are simple to use for teachers as well as students. We will also explore sample projects that you can do with your students right away!

74. Nature's Impact - SEL and Academic

Program: Teacher & Leader Development Service

Dates: 5/20/2024

New
Over the past two decades, the research surrounding the benefits of nature has become increasingly prevalent and applicable. In this session, participants will explore recent studies about the impact that nature has on the social-emotional, physical, academic, and overall health of young people. We will discuss how green spaces affect our brains as well as some ways to increase "nature time" with minimal disruption to classroom lessons and routines.

75. Learn Quizizz and its AI Functions

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 5/21/2024

With Quizizz AI, you can tap into the limitless potential of artificial intelligence to support, engage, and motivate every learner. You can upload a document, use a weblink, a video or text to create a unique quiz in seconds. Come learn how to create and use Quizizz for all sorts of games, flashcards, and quiz activities.

76. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 5/21/2024 to 5/22/2024

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. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

77. Enhancing and Supporting Retention in the Mathematics Classroom through High
Intensity Instructional Techniques

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Elementary, middle, and high school mathematics teachers

Dates: 5/22/2024

New
Join us for a dynamic and interactive professional development session designed exclusively for
mathematics teachers of all levels (k-12). This session is focused on equipping educators with
three powerful retention strategies to support student retention of essential mathematical concepts
and skills throughout the academic year. Although the focus is on mathematics, two of the retention
strategies are applicable in all content areas.
During this session, participants will delve into the cognitive processes involved in information
retention, gaining a deeper understanding of specific techniques that can effectively support long
term retention of information. Through collaborative planning time and engaging activities,
teachers will explore practical applications of the strategies within the context of the k-12
mathematics content.
By the end of this session, participants will have a clear understanding of the spaced learning over
time, interleaving practice format, and practice test retrieval techniques as well as their application
in the mathematics classroom. Armed with practical activities and a solid grasp of the underlying
cognitive processes, teachers will be well-prepared to foster durable learning and deepen student
understanding throughout the academic year.
 Participants are encouraged to bring or have electronic access to their Scope and
Sequences or Curriculum Map as well as math program materials to this session.

78. Scaffolding Mathematical and Algebraic Reasoning: Leveraging the Power of the Worked Solution Strategy

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Middle and high school mathematics teachers

Dates: 5/23/2024

New
Join us for an engaging and interactive professional development session tailored exclusively for middle and high school mathematics teachers. This intensive session focuses on equipping educators with a proven strategy, known as the Worked Solution Strategy, to effectively support and enhance mathematical and algebraic reasoning skills among students. During this session, participants will dive deep into the cognitive processes involved in mathematical reasoning, gaining a comprehensive understanding of how the Worked Solution Strategy can empower students to think critically and problem-solve. Through hands-on activities and collaborative planning time, teachers will explore practical and useful techniques applicable across many typical classroom activities. By the end of this session, participants will have a solid grasp of the Worked Solution Strategy and its application across middle and high school mathematics topics. Equipped with a deep understanding of the cognitive processes involved in mathematical reasoning, teachers will be empowered to facilitate meaningful learning experiences that nurture critical thinking and problem-solving skills.  Participants are encouraged to bring or have electronic access to their math program instructional materials to this session.

79. Book Care Workshop

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 5/29/2024

Course description
Book Doctor Workshops provide book care training with the aim of helping you keep your collection in circulation longer. Training includes protection and repair techniques and offers:
- A hands-on experience
- Ideas for protecting books ahead of circulation
- Tried-and-true methods for a variety of repairs

Your training will be tailored to your specific needs, but workshops typically cover how to do basic page repairs, tip-ins, hinge and spine repairs, book jacket and laminate applications, and how to reinforce spines.

Course notes with links to other free resources such as how-to videos, product directories,
and a repair guide will be provided.

Course materials
Hard cover and soft cover books, and small tools will be supplied for you.

Course instructor
Your Book Doctor is Kimberly Young. She's worked in a wide variety of library settings across regionally, socially, and culturally diverse areas of the U.S. Her work focuses on collection development, material processing, and book care. As the Book Doctor, she's traveled the country helping hundreds of attendees build a range of new skills, a better understanding of processing books, and confidence. Kimberly loves meeting all the new people who are as passionate about book care as she is.

80. SLS Mentor Program Meeting #4

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians in the WSWHE BOCES region

Dates: 5/29/2024

One of four meetings for school librarians in the WSWHE BOCES School Library System Mentor program. Meeting agendas are determined by the needs of the librarians and include topics such as classroom management, curriculum development, collaboration, library program improvement, and more. Participants will be able to apply knowledge gained during each session to their library program when they return to the library.

81. Trail Cameras in the Classroom

Program: Model Schools Program

Dates: 6/3/2024

Bring live data into your K-12 classroom while simultaneously fostering a deeper understanding of nature for your students. In this session, you will learn about the benefits of nature, how trail cameras work, curricular uses, and ways to acquire them. This PD uses one tool to unite technology, SEL, and academic learning under a single umbrella. Participants will also have time to adapt the lessons to their own grade level/subject areas.

82. Child Abuse Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS certification

Dates: 6/3/2024

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. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

83. SLS Communication Coordinator Meeting (REGIONAL MEETING - Amanda Jones)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 6/4/2024

Join SLJ Librarian of the Year Amanda Jones as she shares her biggest takeaways and top words of advice on how to stay proactive vs reactive in standing up for intellectual freedom, tips on how to transform your school's library one step at a time, and advocating for school libraries across the country. Join the discussion and learn about resources for advocacy best practices, protecting yourself as an advocate, building your professional learning network, and making your voice heard in your school, district, state, and across the nation. Together we are a force and we must stand united. Follow her journey as a school librarian who has learned to speak out on behalf of her students and libraries at librarianjones.com.
Bio: Amanda Jones is a 23 year educator and the current Past President of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians. She is the 2021 School Library Journal Librarian of the Year, a 2021 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year. She made national headlines for fighting back against censorship in her community when she became a target of extremists. Amanda is a co-founding member of Louisiana Citizens Against Censorship, a grassroots organization fighting attacks on intellectual freedom in Louisiana. She is the winner of multiple intellectual freedom awards from the ALA, AASL, and the Louisiana Library Association. She serves as the LLA Chapter Councilor for ALA and is a member of the AASL Chapter Assembly. Her book That Librarian: The Fight Against Book Banning in America, will be published by Bloomsbury in 2024. Find out more about her at librarianjones.com.
One of at least four meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated by NY State Education Law 90.18. Communication coordinators are updated on topics relevant to the profession such as changes in curriculum, technology, and the Information Fluency Continuum. Information is disseminated to district librarians after each meeting.

84. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 6/10/2024 to 6/11/2024

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. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*

85. NYS Mandated Harassment Prevention Training

Program: School Development Services

Audience: School District Staff

Dates: 6/13/2024

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.

86. School Violence Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 6/17/2024

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. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. The training is 2 hours and the cost is $40. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES*

87. DASA Certification Workshop

Program: School Development Services

Audience: Those seeking NYS Certification

Dates: 6/25/2024

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. The training is 6 hours and the cost is $100.00. *PLEASE NOTE* There is NO CREDIT CARD OPTION TO PAY for this workshop. Options are: self-pay with exact change cash, check or money order mailed or dropped off in person at the Ballard Road Conference Center. If the district you are employed with will pay the registration fee, an email can be sent to Shawn at sstevens@wswheboces.org by your district supervisor to indicate district payment. Failure to receive payment or proof of district pay PRIOR to the day of the workshop will result in not receiving the link to participate. *Checks made out to WSWHE BOCES & mailed to 267 Ballard Rd. Suite 5, Gansevoort, NY 12831*