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1. APPR Recertification for Lead Evaluators of Teachers (RCSD)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 3/25/2019

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Rescheduled from 2/25 - The New York State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead teacher evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews. The district must certify that these lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the new APPR regulations. The training that we provide will meet this requirement in the manner prescribed by the NYSED. The recertification trainings are half day trainings. Lead Evaluators should attend one half day training per year to be recertified. Districts other than RCSD who need recertification, please call our office at (585) 352-2773.

2. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 3/25/2019

Starting Today
Fifth in the series, this professional development opportunity is for ESOL teachers from all Charter schools in the Mid-West RBERN region. This collegial circle will focus on Commissioner’s Regulations (CR) Part 154 that establishes the legal requirements for the education of English Language Learners (ELLs). In addition, this collegial circle will serve as a forum for participants to share resources and expertise as well as to discuss common needs, questions, and interests.

3. B4S Gr 3: Where are the Wolves? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/26/2019

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This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

4. Minecraft for Social Studies

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Technologists

Dates: 3/26/2019

Minecraft
Microsoft
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Participants will learn how Minecraft enhances learning experiences for both students and educators, dive in to digital resources available to educators, and learn about the unique features of Minecraft. We will explore how Minecraft can be used to support both science and ISTE standards for students. No prior experience is necessary! This introductory workshop is designed especially for teachers who would like to use Minecraft in a Social Studies classroom.

5. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Schools Overview- Gates Chili

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All Interested staff

Dates: 3/27/2019 to 4/4/2019

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Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) is a crisis prevention and intervention model for schools. It assists organizations in preventing crises from occurring, de-escalating potential crises, managing acute physical behavior and reducing potential and actual injury to children and staff. TCIS provides schools with a framework for implementing a crisis prevention and management systems that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions. The goal is to train teachers, aides and other support people to help children develop new responses to their environment that will enable them to achieve a higher level of social and emotional maturity. This training is offered as a four-day format which allows for certification in physical interventions. (MUST ATTEND ALL FOUR OF THE DAYS) Participants will receive a Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Student Workbook. Registration is limited to 12 people minimum and 20 people maximum. Refreshments are provided

6. BATAVIA CSD ONLY: Scaffolding Instruction for ELLs Grades K-4

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Batavia Teachers grades K-4

Dates: 3/28/2019

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***This workshop is intended for Batavia CSD teachers grades K-4.*** Participants will engage in hands-on best practice for scaffolding classroom instruction for English language learners. Sign up through MLP for a second session focused on assessment for ELLs on April 9.

7. Explicit and Specially Designed Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/28/2019

TIFP Program Only
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This session is designed to for K-12 special education participants to provide an in-depth overview on Explicit and Specially Designed Instruction and what this looks like in practice. Understanding how to plan lessons using Explicit and Specially Designed Instruction will help to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

8. The Beauty of Blunders: Four Mistakes to Make

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/29/2019

TIFP Program Only
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In our academic approaches, we sometimes forget that mistakes are desirable. Do we make room for errors? Realistically, they are a mandatory element to our instruction and part of what we want students to learn. An appreciation of mistakes helps us overcome our fear of making them, enabling us to take risks. Are you a risk taker? As educators, working with students, examining the specific kinds of mistakes will help us understand which ones are most useful and how to most learn from them.

9. District Level Clinical Preparation Workshop/Project Scent

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Open to all ASI's or other district level staff involved with clinical practices

Dates: 4/1/2019

At this workshop district leaders will: * Become familiar with the edTPA Professional Growth Plan and learn how it can be used in conjunction with their own new-teacher mentoring to establish professional goals for new teachers. * Work to formalize how clinical educators are chosen in their own buildings, based on their own specific needs. * Determine how to incentivize hosting a student teacher, as appropriate for each individual school district. After this workshop, district leaders can work with building leaders to identify clinical educators, based on the criteria they set, and will communicate the timeline for subsequent training for building administrators and clinical educators.

10. Elements of Instruction for New Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/1/2019

Fellows new to the program will attend a half day mandatory professional development session on the theory and practice of Elements of Effective Instruction. Fellows will also have the opportunity to try out tools to assist when substitute teacher plans are vague or difficult to carry out in the classroom.

11. English Language Learners in Your Class

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/2/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session will build awareness of the needs of English learners in the classroom through the use of comprehensible input. Comprehensible input refers to speech or text that is adapted to be more easily understood by language learners, providing scaffolds so that learners can understand content and also develop their language skills. Practical strategies will be demonstrated through a simulation experience and discussed ibn context.

12. Required Mentor Follow-up Session

Program: Exceptional Children

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 4/3/2019

New
Only for those mentors who did not attend on 3/13/19

13. Required Protege Follow-up Session

Program: Exceptional Children

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 4/3/2019

New
Only for those proteges who did not attend on 3/13/19

14. Literacy in the Content Areas

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/4/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is geared toward fellows who are certified in secondary education 7-12 in all content areas. In this session, we will explore strategies to support students’ literacy needs as addressed by the literacy standards that cross all content areas. Fellows will be able to apply the strategies learned in their placement as well as lesson/unit development.

15. Ok Class, Let’s Settle Down

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/5/2019

TIFP Program Only
As teachers we are potentially in a daily struggle with students possessing negative classroom behaviors. How do we motivate students to be contributors as well as active listeners and learners? What do we do when the classroom environment isn’t conducive to learning? Disrespect to teachers and other students start a trend of toxicity. The last thing we want is a classroom that is out of control. This workshop takes a look at a four step approach to increasing the key dialogue of positive teacher-student interactions.

16. Understanding and Developing the Enduring Issues Essay: A Clinic

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Open to the SS Depts. of Gates Chili and Churchville-Chili

Dates: 4/8/2019

Participants will examine the Part 3 Enduring Issues Essay in depth and will work in small groups to develop an Enduring Issues Essay. Documents will be provided. Participants will:


• Identify enduring issues within each of the provided documents


• Map the documents to the Grade 10 framework


• Group documents around an enduring issue


• Discuss documents that could be used to support the definition of the enduring issue selected by the group


• Develop a definition for a selected enduring issue and use evidence from the documents to support that definition


• Discuss how the selected enduring issue affects people or how people affected the enduring issue


• Discuss how the selected enduring issue has continued to be an issue or how it has changed over time

Instructional strategies will be discussed and shared. Participants will be able to take this experience and begin developing Enduring Issues Essays for use in their classrooms and schools.
A portion of the session will focus on CRQs.

17. BATAVIA CSD ONLY: Assessment for ELLs Grades K-4

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Dates: 4/9/2019

***This workshop is intended for Batavia CSD teachers grades K-4.*** Participants will examine strategies for the modification of formative and summative assessments for English language learners. Accommodations for ELLs on NYSED assessments and implications for classroom instruction will also be discussed.

18. Training to Administer and Rate the ILS Performance Test (Grade 8)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 4/10/2019

This program is intended for intermediate level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and scoring the Performance Test of the Grade 8 Intermediate Level Science (ILS) test and who have not already been trained. The program will address the organization and set up of the performance stations as well as a review of the equipment necessary for each station. In addition, participants will learn about administration guidelines and scoring of the exam. Participants will practice scoring student sample papers using the scoring rubric. Participants are responsible for their own lunches. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session.

19. LOTE Checkpoint A Assessment Revision

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: LOTE Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2019

This full day session is designed for Spanish, French, German Checkpoint A teachers to revise the written portion of the Regional Checkpoint A examination. Districts are encouraged to send one teacher per language to the session.

20. BATAVIA CSD ONLY: Assessment for ELLs Grades 5-12

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Batavia Teachers grades 5-12

Dates: 4/11/2019

***This workshop is intended for Batavia CSD teachers grades 5-12.*** Participants will examine strategies for the modification of formative and summative assessments for English language learners. Accommodations for ELLs on NYSED assessments and implications for classroom instruction will also be discussed.

21. Ensemble Video

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Staff, Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2019

Once students or teachers make digital videos, they are often faced with the problem of how to share these videos with others. Ensemble Video makes storing and sharing videos very easy. This workshop will show you how to upload and organize videos and playlists as well as how to share them easily with students, colleagues and families. **NOTE** Ensemble is a paid product available through BOCES Brockport, Churchville-Chili, Gates Chili, Hilton, Holley, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (BOCES internal staff), Spencerport, and Wheatland-Chili currently subscribe to this service.

22. LOTE Checkpoint B Assessment Revision

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: LOTE Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2019

This full day session is designed for Spanish, French, German Checkpoint B teachers to revise the written portion of the Regional Checkpoint B examination. Districts are encouraged to send one teacher per language to the session.

23. Getting Serious About Humor in the Classroom

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/12/2019

TIFP Program Only
Research shows us that humor can be used to maximize learning and help students remember content more successfully. Positive memories are created and strengthened when connections occur between positive emotions and content. Humor can also build unity making for a safe learning environment. In this online* workshop, participants will examine the different humor styles and the “when to” and “when not to” of humor in the classroom.

24. Transforming Learning with HyperDocs Online (4 hours)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/22/2019

Online
Hyperdocs are interactive “21st Century worksheets” that utilize digital tools and resources to replace stale, passive worksheets with collaborative learning experiences. Participants will learn the theory behind the Hyperdoc pedagogy, discuss ways to encourage meaningful participation in online class discussions, and explore digital tools and resources that can be used to provide student choice. In this self-paced, online course you will be designing a HyperDoc to use in the classroom, so join with a lesson in mind that you would like to “spice up!” Runs online April 22 – May 17 4 weeks

25. Coach Johnson's Keys to Effective Leadership

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Athletic Directors, Athletic Coaches

Dates: 4/23/2019

Is this interactive workshop Coach Johnson will share his 7 keys to be an effective leader as well is concepts to improve you as a teacher and coach. Below are some the areas that will be discussed. 1) The power of a personal mission statement and how to write one. 2) How to set effective goals for you and your team as well as team rules and consequences. 3) The importance of servant leadership as a teacher and/or coach 4) How to build a successful athletic team and keys to building a program. 5) The power of mental imagery. 6) The keys to planning an effective practice 7) How to run effective team meetings; (Staff, team, individual player, captain meetings) 8) Effective communication of expectations to players and parents. (Parents Players meeting) 9) Fund raising ideas 10) Tips for program organization. Turning a losing program into a winner!

26. Training to Administer and Rate the ELS Performance Test (Grade 4)

Program: Elementary Science Program

Dates: 4/23/2019

This program is intended for intermediate level teachers who will have the responsibility of organizing, administering and/or scoring the laboratory Performance component of the Elementary Level Science (ELS) test and who have not already been trained. The workshop will also involve a review of the format of the written portion of the test. Participants will learn about considerations regarding set up, administration and rating. The scoring rubric and student sample papers will be used to practice scoring using the state guidelines. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

27. BrainPop User Group for Classroom Teachers (Morning Session)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers from all Rochester Area districts

Dates: 4/24/2019

This is an opportunity to meet and share information around how you are using BrainPOP in your districts, while learning more about what BrainPOP can offer. We will have the opportunity to gain some professional development and learn about the new feature your BrainPOP subscriptions offer. Hope to see you there!
Agenda:

-BrainPOP 101 (The nuts and bolts you may not have known about)
     My BrainPOP
    BrainPOP Integrations
    BrainPOP Educators Web Site
    BrainPOP Professional Development
-BrainPOP Creative Coding (New)
-Share and Compare (How districts/teachers/students are using BrainPOP)

28. BrainPop User Group for Classroom Teachers (Afternoon Session)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers from all Rochester Area districts

Dates: 4/24/2019

This is an opportunity to meet and share information around how you are using BrainPOP in your districts, while learning more about what BrainPOP can offer. We will have the opportunity to gain some professional development and learn about the new feature your BrainPOP subscriptions offer. Hope to see you there!
Agenda:

-BrainPOP 101 (The nuts and bolts you may not have known about)
     My BrainPOP
    BrainPOP Integrations
    BrainPOP Educators Web Site
    BrainPOP Professional Development
-BrainPOP Creative Coding (New)
-Share and Compare (How districts/teachers/students are using BrainPOP)

29. Overview of Next Generation Math Standards and the Support Features Built into the Standards Document

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/24/2019

TIFP Program Only
In this session, participants will look at how standards are defined, how they relate to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and how they impact student learning. A majority of our focus will be on the similarities and differences between the NYS P-12 CCLS for Mathematics and the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. This session will conclude with exploring the numerous resources built into the Next Generation Mathematics Standards document and how they can be fully utilized.

30. Certified BrainPOP Educator Training (Morning Session)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Instructional Technology Coaches and those assisting classroom teachers. Classroom teachers please register for the User Group and not this session

Dates: 4/25/2019

This workshop will provide the foundation for earning a “Certified BrainPOP Educator” designation. Over the last few years, BrainPOP has added a breadth of new, interactive features; enabled individual accounts; and given students the ability to submit their work for feedback from teachers. These features add power to BrainPOP, while maintaining the simplicity, quality, and humor that you’ve come to expect. The CBE program was developed by the BrainPOP Educators team - all former teachers themselves - to help you take full advantage of the tools that come with a school’s subscription. It is designed to help you become a more confident and competent BrainPOP user - and have a fun doing it!

31. Academic Circle Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 4/25/2019

Academic circles are a highly effective teaching method that can be incorporated into every subject area at any point in the regular instructional day. Participants will gain experiential practice for using academic circles in the classroom, engaging students in active learning, and introducing students to restorative practices through the circle process.

32. Purposeful Play: Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 4/25/2019

Too often play is set in direct opposition to work, when in reality, play is the engine of learning for children. This session will help teachers reclaim a playful and joyful spirit by teaching the myriad of ways play can be used to facilitate social emotional and academic growth. This session will outline the ways play can be infused within a day, as well as the instructional strategies teachers can utilize to support children’s learning at this valuable time. Teachers will learn how strategies like focused lessons, conferring, small group play, and whole class conversations can build literacy skills, STEM skills, and critical social emotional skills. Charts and tools will be shared alongside lessons that can be used in classrooms. Teachers will see demonstrations and photographs of how a playful spirit can extend to any teaching by utilizing student interests, props, videos, and joy.

33. BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits For Libraries - Spotlight On Robots

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/25/2019

Dive in to some of the awesome tools that the BOCES School Library System has for you to use in your library! We will demonstrate the Dash & Dot robots, Ozobots, Cubetto, and Cubelets and explore how you can use them with your students. See how your students can learn important skills, including coding and problem solving, with adorable robots. Come play and learn with us!

34. Certified BrainPOP Educator Training (Afternoon Session)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Instructional Technology Coaches and those assisting classroom teachers. Classroom teachers please register for the User Group and not this session

Dates: 4/25/2019

This workshop will provide the foundation for earning a “Certified BrainPOP Educator” designation. Over the last few years, BrainPOP has added a breadth of new, interactive features; enabled individual accounts; and given students the ability to submit their work for feedback from teachers. These features add power to BrainPOP, while maintaining the simplicity, quality, and humor that you’ve come to expect. The CBE program was developed by the BrainPOP Educators team - all former teachers themselves - to help you take full advantage of the tools that come with a school’s subscription. It is designed to help you become a more confident and competent BrainPOP user - and have a fun doing it!

35. Overview of Next Generation ELA Standards

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/25/2019

In this session, participants will look at how standards are defined, how they relate to curriculum, instruction, and assessment, and how they impact student learning. This session will focus on the similarities and differences between the NYS P-12 CCLS for ELA and the NYS Next Generation ELA Learning Standards and the life-long practices. Participants will also gain an understanding of what lessons aligned to the Next Generation Standard look like in practice.

36. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 4/29/2019

Final session in the series, this professional development opportunity is for ESOL teachers from all Charter schools in the Mid-West RBERN region. This collegial circle will focus on Commissioner’s Regulations (CR) Part 154 that establishes the legal requirements for the education of English Language Learners (ELLs). In addition, this collegial circle will serve as a forum for participants to share resources and expertise as well as to discuss common needs, questions, and interests.

37. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Strategies for Secondary Classrooms

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Secondary Teachers, Administrators, Mental Health Professionals

Dates: 4/30/2019

Middle and secondary classroom teachers struggle to balance the rigor of their curriculum with the increasing need to support the social emotional development of their students. Incorporating SEL into short class periods with large numbers of students is quite challenging. This session will focus on social emotional learning strategies for middle and high school classrooms that fit naturally into this environment. Participants will leave with practical strategies for implementation, and a greater understanding of the practices that they already use that support SEL.

38. Helping the Online Student Succeed

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 5/1/2019

Whether you are supporting a student that is taking a class completely online, or you are helping a student doing a blended program for remediation or enrichment, there are things you can do to help the student be successful. We will discuss some techniques that you can use to help your students to be successful and identify when a student is in trouble.

39. Hacking Nearpod for Your Classroom

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff

Dates: 5/2/2019

Nearpod is an interactive instructional tool that makes participation safe, fun and equal for all. Nearpod is full of features that are great on their own, but can be hacked to open up a world of possibilities. This session will focus on outside-the-box applications for all of Nearpod’s features. Turn your Nearpod powers into superpowers!

40. ABCs of Standards Based Grading

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 5/3/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is designed for all teachers K-12 all content areas to gain an understanding of what is Standards Based Grading. Participants will learn about best practices in Standards Based Grading and what effective models look like in practice. Research and work by Rick Wormeli will be the basis for this session.

41. ISTE CERTIFICATION FOR EDUCATORS

Program: CaTS - Technology

Dates: 5/6/2019 to 5/7/2019

New
ISTE Certification is a new competency-based, vendor-agnostic educator certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. The ISTE Certification is focused on pedagogy, not tools. It’s not about edtech per se, it’s about what you do with the tech to transform learning and improve student outcomes. After completing the training, participants have six months to apply their learning and compile artifacts and reflections into a competency-based portfolio to earn ISTE Certification. ** Price for Monroe 1 and Monroe 2 District registrants is $699. For all other districts $750. ** For more information see: https://www.iste.org/learn/iste-certification

42. Collaborative Peer Review Session - Curricular Units ELA

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Instructional coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 5/8/2019

Participants in this session will ground themselves in a process for reviewing existing instructional units through the lens of evidence-based criteria. After developing a deep understanding of the criteria, participants will exchange units with colleagues who will use provide thoughtful feedback related to the alignment of the unit to the Next Generation Standards and Practices. Participants in the process will have time to ask questions of colleagues and consider next steps for their units. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $50.00.

43. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 5/9/2019

This course reviews the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) concepts and a review of the physical interventions. Individuals must be certified yearly in order to maintain their certification. Registration is limited to 12 people minimum and 20 people maximum

44. Westside Community/school collaborative with Monroe County Child and Family Services

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 5/9/2019

New
Adult protective Services handles matters for vulnerable adult ages 18+ in the community. This includes the elderly and adults with disabilities. County workers from adult services will present and answer questions on the intake process, assessment and handling of referrals to adult protective and discuss the guardianship process. The second part of the meeting will discuss the tools used by CPS workers to assess risk and safety and discuss any updates to PINS. **Registration begins at 8:00 AM

45. Minecraft for Science

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Technologists

Dates: 5/9/2019

Participants will learn how Minecraft enhances learning experiences for both students and educators, dive in to digital resources available to educators, and learn about the unique features of Minecraft. We will explore how Minecraft can be used to support both science and ISTE standards for students. No prior experience is necessary! This introductory workshop is designed especially for teachers who would like to use Minecraft in a science classroom.

46. What Makes the New ELA and Math Standards Next Generation? Defining the Role of School Leaders

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 5/10/2019

This one day session will be offered in two different locations: WFL BOCES PD Center at 131 Drumlin Court Newark, NY 14513 and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES PD Center at 3599 Big Ridge Road. Each session will be from 8:30-3:30. This session is designed to help school leaders gain a better understanding of the Next Generation Learning Standards for ELA and Math and what the major changes are at each grade level.  The session will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the impact on classroom instruction in grades k-12. During this session participants will also have the opportunity to see what instruction looks like aligned to the Next Generation Learning Standards. Participants will work with BOCES trainers in this day long professional development session. Participants will also develop a plan for roll out of the standards and explore the specific needs of their staff in creating their action plans.

47. NYS Seal of Biliteracy Midwest Regional Collaborative: Session 4

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Seal of Biliteracy Committee Members

Dates: 5/13/2019

The purpose of this collaborative working group is to discuss best practices, share resources and effectively plan for the implementation of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy in schools and districts across the region. - Please register for each individual session you will attend.

48. B4S Gr 1: A Bunny's Life Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/14/2019

This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

49. B4S: Gr 4: Earth's Processes in NYS Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/15/2019

This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

50. B4S Gr 1: Sending Messages with Light & Sound Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/16/2019

This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

51. Breakout for Science

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 5/16/2019

BreakoutEDU
Engaging for ALL Levels
The escape room model is an exciting approach to addressing standards and developing skills in the classroom. This highly engaging and immersive approach sets a series of clues, challenges and puzzles in front of students that require content knowledge, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative problem solving to complete.
This training will explore how Breakout games can be used in conjunction with Science standards to create engaging, rigorous learning opportunities for students.
**Breakouts are more fun if there are more participants, so invite a co-worker in your district or another - no fee to attend! Be the talk among the students in your school when you implement a fun, engaging breakout that challenges them with science content! Great way to do year-end review! **

52. Developing a Scope and Sequence Aligned to the Next Gen Learning Standards

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches and teacher leaders

Dates: 5/20/2019

ELA and Math - During this one-day session, participants will learn about the role of a scope and sequence in the curriculum writing and review process. After unpacking standards, participants will learn an approach to developing a scope and sequence used to guide instruction. Instructional specialists will work collaboratively with teams to review an existing and/or develop a consistent, coherent, horizontally and vertically articulated Scope and Sequence document aligned to state standards that promotes achievement for all students. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $50.00.

53. SLS Council May Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding training on various topics relevant for our districts and our school libraries. The SLS Council Liaisons should attend these meetings so they can turn key them back to their district. All training sessions are open to all librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The topics will change for each session. Topics may include Online Database Instruction, Follett Destiny Instruction, Media Portal Instruction, eBook Instruction, New Standards Instruction...

54. Restorative Discipline Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 5/21/2019 to 5/22/2019

Restorative discipline refers to a wide range of both formal and informal strategies that can be used in schools - both proactively to build relationships, as well as in response to harm that has occurred. Participants will learn and practice ways to create a restorative classroom environment, using I-messages to express feelings and needs, engaging in restorative conversations, facilitating circles to repair them, and utilizing the re-engagement circle process.

55. SLS Council May Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its May SLS Council Meeting as required under NYSED Regulations.

56. High School to College: Preparing Students for Success

Program: School Library Services

Audience: High School Teachers, Academic Professors, Administrators, Librarians (School, Public, Academic)

Dates: 5/22/2019

Join us for this full day conference where you’ll have the opportunity to learn from your colleagues as we talk about ways to help our students successfully transition from high school to college. This conference will feature breakouts, panels, and poster sessions, with plenty of time for one-on-one conversations and making connections with educators from around the region.

57. Access to Books: Game Changer for Kids with Donalyn Miller (The Book Whisper)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, literacy coaches, families

Dates: 5/28/2019

Children with meaningful access to books achieve at higher levels and experience greater engagement with reading. In this session, examine the current research on book access in schools, libraries, and homes; discuss intellectual and cultural access concerns including diversity and leveling; and explore resources and strategies for developing and sustaining high-quality classroom library collections that support students’ reading lives. Information based on Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids, published November 2018

58. Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year with Donalyn Miller (Book Whisper)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: classroom teachers, librarians, K-12 reading specialists, administrators, literacy coaches, families

Dates: 5/28/2019

The institutional emphasis on standardized testing places students’ reading test scores in front of children’s reading lives. Extensive research proves that children with positive reading identities and the opportunity to read independently at school and home achieve at higher levels on reading tests. In this presentation, Donalyn Miller, describes the factors that engage children with reading both at school and home—ensuring both their academic success and their lifelong reading habits.

59. Assessment Writing for Revised Standards ELA (Grades 3-8)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 5/29/2019

Our Professional Development Specialists will lead participants through a process designed to ensure that the multiple choice and/or constructed response questions developed at the local level are thoroughly measuring the intent of a standard. Best practices for unwrapping a standard as well as evaluating questions for clarity and appropriate level of rigor are embedded in the process. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $50.00.

60. Assessment Writing for Revised Standards Math (Grades 3-8)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches, teacher leaders

Dates: 5/29/2019

Our Professional Development Specialists will lead participants through a process designed to ensure that the multiple choice and/or constructed response questions developed at the local level are thoroughly measuring the intent of a standard. Best practices for unwrapping a standard as well as evaluating questions for clarity and appropriate level of rigor are embedded in the process. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $50.00.

61. A Practical Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 5/30/2019

Gamification
What if school were your students’ favorite game? In a gamified environment, students feel the freedom to fail (and learn from it!), safe to explore, encouraged to collaborate (multiplayer), & are deeply engaged. Gaming isn't just for nerds in basements! Join us to see how games can teach us a thing or two about intrinsic motivation, higher order thinking, feedback and SO much more. You will walk away with a simple method for making your instruction feel more like a game.

62. Supporting Student Creators

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 6/5/2019

Special Education
Technology empowers students to become creators in ways that transcend PowerPoint presentations. Generating and organizing ideas, finding authentic audiences, building solutions to problems, designing apps, creating video games, and documenting experiences are just some of the ways students can get outside the PowerPoint box. This session will look at some great tools and creative ways to embed those tools in daily instruction.

63. Curricular Unit Writing (2 days)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Any teachers, instructional coaches and/or administrators

Dates: 6/10/2019 to 6/11/2019

Those of you ready to dive right in are invited to attend the two day training in Next Generation Learning Standards Instructional Unit Writing. During this two-day workshop our team of Professional Development Specialists will lead you through process for developing new instructional units aligned to the Next Generation Standards. Participants will spend the majority of time writing instructional units by grade level. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $100.00.

64. Transforming Learning and Teaching with Mobile Technology - 2019 SAANYS Summer Symposium

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 7/30/2019

New
Apple instructors will start where they left off last year in the popular workshop that got educators actively engaged in ways to transform learning through digital integration. This year’s workshop will feature engaging and interactive learning around specific actions to promote innovation with the pedagogy to match the technology. This workshop will offer new learning for those who attended last year as well as those who are attending for the first time this year.

NOTE: Lunch is included.
This workshop will provide attendees with the tools and skills associated with creative thinking and creative problem solving to bring back and share with staff and students in the fall. The barriers (and there are many!) to creative thinking will be aired and addressed, with the goal of fostering positive beliefs and actions that lead to new and innovative responses and solutions.

NOTE: LUNCH IS PROVIDED

66. Librarian Tech Camp 2019

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians of all types, administrators, library supporters

Dates: 8/21/2019

New
This year's Librarian Tech Camp will be a single day event. The day will open with a key note from Project Look Sharp on news and media literacy. Participants will then attend break out sessions focusing on: digital citizenship, escape rooms, genrefication, student data, school and public library collaboration, mindfulness in a library, diversity audits and diverse collections, library redesign, Social Emotional Learning, website design, coding for girls, library sustainability, ISTE Standards...plus much more! Note- lunch will be provided.