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1. eLearning eDoctrina - 2023-2024

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Staff using eDoctrina

Dates: 9/20/2023

In this Schoology course entitled "eLearning eDoctrina,” you will be using a training account so you can perform actions worry-free within the eDoctrina system, from locating assessments to scoring and reporting. After this course, you should feel more comfortable in your ability to use this platform to both administer assessments and collect valuable data.

IMPORTANT: After enrolling below, you must email the course instructor at rmaier@monroe2boces.org to receive the Schoology Course Code and assigned login for the training district.

Since there are only 25 training accounts, that is the limit for registrants of this course.

Disregard the date below. The course is OPEN as long as you see the enroll button.

2. Bilingual & Dual Language PLC: Mid-West Region

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Dual Language and Bilingual Education Leaders

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 5/21/2024

This is a Professional Learning Community for leaders of bilingual or dual language programs to: create a support network and learn from each other's experiences, practices, and best ideas in the field of Dual Language education. Opportunities to self-assess using Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Guiding Principles and to strengthen programs. The series of sessions are open to leaders of bilingual and dual language programs in the Mid-West Region. Please contact Anna Stukes for more information.

3. ELL Coordinator Meeting

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ELL Coordinators/Administrators

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 5/22/2024

This is a monthly ELL Coordinator Meeting to discuss issues and needs regarding ELLs/MLs in the Mid-West RBERN Region. A Zoom link will be sent a few days prior to the meeting. PD credit for ELLs will only be granted to those who register and attend the meeting.

4. World Language PLC for 7th and 8th Grade Teachers

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: 7th and 8th Grade World Language Teachers

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 6/6/2024

This is a Professional Learning Community for 7th and 8th grade World Language teachers implementing the new World Language standards this fall. The series of sessions provide an opportunity for teachers to create a support network and learn from each other's experiences, practices, and best ideas.

5. Regional PD Coordinator meetings

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: PD Coordinators, District Office Administrators

Dates: 10/13/2023 to 6/6/2024

This series of meetings is designed for district PD Coordinators to meeting monthly to collaborate and share best practices. The meetings will also include NYSED Updates, problem solving and PD on various topics based on request from the group. If you have questions about this group please email Dr. Marijo Pearson at mpearson@monroe2boces.org

All sessions will be Online via Zoom and the information will be sent as a reminder the day before each meeting.

6. Regional SIFE Task Force

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All school staff working with SIFE

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 5/1/2024

This taskforce is recruiting members with an interest and/or expertise in working with SIFE. Our aim is to provide support for educators who are currently working with SIFE by creative problem solving and highlighting the best practices of identification, placement, programming, and resources to ensure Students with Interrupted Formal Education have equitable access to schooling. Our 3x yearly meetings will be held on the following dates virtually over ZOOM from 4:00-5:30 pm.

7. BIPOC Educator Network

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/18/2023 to 6/5/2024

The Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Educator Network is a series of monthly collegial circles intended to provide educators who identify as BIPOC with opportunities to build connections across multiple districts and develop a network of support beyond the confines of their school building. Through access to the BIPOC Educator Network affinity group, educators can receive support and affirmation from those with similar lived experiences, share strategies, develop resources, problem solve collaboratively around addressing issues of inequity, build skills for self-awareness, and celebrate BIPOC excellence. It is important for educators of color to share in trusted vulnerable spaces, and to be strengthened and fortified within predominantly white school spaces. This monthly collegial circle will provide a network of support to share in collaboration, affirmation, and connection with fellow BIPOC educators. Educators participating in the BIPOC Educator Network will have opportunities to experience:



• Connection, collaboration, and growth



• Access to resources (sharing strategies, articles, practices etc.)



• Development of resources



• Peer coaching



• Greater sense of belonging



• Celebration of BIPOC excellence



• A network of support The goal of this network is to ensure BIPOC educators feel a greater sense of affirming connection and opportunities for collaboration with fellow BIPOC educators ultimately leading to greater likelihood of staying in the profession.

8. World Language PLC for Administrators

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 11/14/2023 to 5/7/2024

This is a Professional Learning Community for administrators who oversee World Language instruction to: create a support network and learn from each other's experiences and practices in managing the implementation of the new World Language standards for 7th grade and preparing and leading the rollout of the new standards for future grade levels.

9. Accountable Talk

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: First Grade Team at Council Rock Elementary

Dates: 11/29/2023 to 4/18/2024

This Professional Focus will support the process of implementing accountable talk to increase student engagement, active listening, and critical thinking. Total Physical Response is a research based method of acquiring language. Hand gestures connected with verbal statements will demonstrate active listening and participation by allowing English Language Learners, introverted students, kinesthetic and visual learners to fully engage in language and learning.

10. Introduction to the Essential Elements - NYSAA

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Classroom teachers of students who are (or will be) eligable to take the New York State Alternate Assessment.

Dates: 12/7/2023

This training is for teachers who instruct students who are eligible to participate in the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA). The Essential Elements are aligned with the New York State Learning Standards. Participants will learn how to use the Essential Elements to guide their instruction for ELA, Math and Science and investigate all the valuable resources provided by Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) to supplement instruction.

A zoom link will be sent out prior to the training.

11. Building Leaders Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Building Principals and Assistant Principals

Dates: 12/13/2023 to 5/6/2024

Day 1 will be rescheduled and location or online TBD. This forum is designed for building principals and assistant principals and will meet three times per year. The sessions will focus on the specific topics of the group's choosing and may implement a guest speaker approach. The goal of this forum is to provide collegiality, professional development, networking opportunities, and updates from NYSED.

This is an opportunity to dialogue with other principals from other districts to discuss pertinent topics and issues and to encourage collegiality and ongoing dialogue.

12. Introduction to DLM Essential Elements

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Teachers who have students who will take the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA)

Dates: 1/2/2024

Essential Elements are the grade level expectations of what students with the most significant cognitive disabilities should know and be able to do. Essential Elements, derived from New York State Learning Standards, are assessed yearly for students who participate in the New York State Alternate Assessment (NYSAA).

This asynchronous course will support those who instruct students that are eligible to participate in the NYSAA and are required to incorporate these standards to guide instruction. Participants will investigate the following: - What are the Essential Elements - Where Essential Elements can be found for ELA, Math and Science - Considerations on how to use supports and resources to plan instruction using the Dynamic Learning Maps site.

This course can be found on Schoology under Courses. Access Code: MW8P-DKH7-63HN9

If you do not have access to Schoology please contact: Lorena Stabins at lstabins@bocesmaars.org

Please note that this course is optional and does not replace the required annual NYSAA Administration Training.

13. ONLINE Grade 3: Invisible Forces

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 1/3/2024 to 1/17/2024

Closed
ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

14. TIG Winter Training Cycle

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Identified members of TIG Teams

Dates: 1/17/2024 to 5/8/2024

This training is for designated members of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in Schools. Winter/Spring Group of schools/districts include: Churchville Chili, Charles Finney, E. Irondequoit, Gates Chili, Hilton, Monroe 1 BOCES, Pittsford, Rochester Academy, Vertus, Webster and Wheatland Chili.
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's state Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0390.
Training for the 2023-24 school year include the following topics:

- Day 1 : Grief and Loss at School & Trauma

- Day 2: Suicide Risk and Intervention & Chronic and Critical Illness

- Day 3: School Violence and Threat Assessment & Enhancing Educator Resilience

- Day 4 & 5: Critical Incident and Stress Management

- Day 6: TIG Implementation

NOTE: New Location: Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, 3599 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY

15. Advanced Series in Education 209: Understanding the NYS Standards, Elementary

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2024

Participants will explore the resources available on the New York State Department of Education's website and review the NYS Teaching Standards along with the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) law that all teachers in New York State are subject to. Participants will also be able to explore New York State standards and resources related to their content-specific needs. This course will provide a review of how to navigate NYS teaching standards documents for ELA, math, and social studies. Participants will be encouraged to review the standards for science as well. The focus will be on teaching grades p-6.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an awareness of the New York State Department of Education's website, a knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, and an awareness of the teacher evaluation process and tools used.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of where to find standards documents and gain a knowledge of how to read the ELA, math, social studies, and/or science documents.

16. Advanced Series in Education 210: Understanding the NYS Standards, Secondary Math

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2024

Participants will explore the resources available on the New York State Department of Education's website and review the NYS Teaching Standards along with the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) law that all teachers in New York State are subject to. Participants will also be able to explore the New York State Next Generation Math Standards document and complete a deep dive into the eight mathematical practices. The focus will be on teaching middle school and high school math students.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an awareness of the New York State Department of Education's website, a knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, and an awareness of the teacher evaluation process and tools used.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of where to find standards documents and gain a knowledge of how to read them.

17. Advanced Series in Education 211: Understanding the NYS Standards, Secondary English Language Arts

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2024

Participants will explore the resources available on the New York State Department of Education's website and review the NYS Teaching Standards along with the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) law that all teachers in New York State are subject to. Participants will also be able to explore New York State standards and resources related to their content-specific needs. Not only will participants be introduced to the introduction to the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards for ELA, but they will also gain an understanding of where to find and how to read the full p-12 standards document. This course will focus on teaching grades 7-12.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an awareness of the New York State Department of Education's website, a knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, and an awareness of the teacher evaluation process and tools used.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of where to find standards documents and gain a knowledge of how to read them.

18. Advanced Series in Education 212: Understanding the NYS Standards, Secondary Social Studies

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2024

Participants will explore the resources available on the New York State Department of Education's website and review the NYS Teaching Standards along with the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) law that all teachers in New York State are subject to. Participants will also be able to explore New York State Social Studies Framework documents, standards documents, and resources related to their content-specific needs. This course will focus on teaching grades 7-12.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an awareness of the New York State Department of Education's website, a knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, and an awareness of the teacher evaluation process and tools used.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of where to find the social studies framework and standards documents and gain a knowledge of how to read them.

19. Advanced Series in Education 213: Understanding the NYS Standards, Secondary Science

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2024

Participants will explore the resources available on the New York State Department of Education's website and review the NYS Teaching Standards along with the Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR) law that all teachers in New York State are subject to. Participants will also be able to explore New York State standards and resources related to their content-specific needs, reviewing the introductory document to the P12SLS (P-12 Science Learning Standards), the NYS Quick Guide for reading the standards, and the full P12SLS document. This course will be focused on teaching MS and HS students as the standards do not break down according to grade level at the MS and HS levels but rather present as competencies to be mastered at the end of each exit level.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an awareness of the New York State Department of Education's website, a knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, and an awareness of the teacher evaluation process and tools used.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of where to find the P12SLS documents and gain a knowledge of how to read them.

20. Teaching Basics 101: Classroom Management and Engagement, Option 1

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2024

This professional development session will focus on the pillars of classroom management and engagement, including the importance of rules and norms, relationships, and routines. Participants will also explore engagement and participation techniques to ensure all students are reaching their full potential. Not only will participants gain knowledge on how to structure a lesson using key strategies, but they will also leave the professional development with a wide variety of techniques on how to manage student behavior and engage students in learning.

Objective 1: Participants will understand how rules, norms, and relationships impact classroom management.

Objective 2: Participants will explore a variety of strategies and techniques to manage the classroom.

21. AI for Educators: Learning Strategies, Teacher Efficiencies, a Vision for an Artificial Intelligence Future

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Educators

Dates: 2/16/2024 to 5/24/2024

Join us for a book study to explore the impending impact of artificial intelligence in education! From the author: "Artificial intelligence may change the world more than the iPhone, the internet or even electricity. It's bound to change education. (It already has.) But how? AI for Educators is a readable guide for educators.


• It translates AI through a teacher lens.


• It provides practical ideas you can use in class right away.


• It unlocks powerful ways to streamline teaching and save time. It also paints a picture of the future our students will face- and provides questions you can help them grapple with. We can use AI to empower teaching and learning. And it can start today.”

This book study will be split into four "checkpoints” and participants can participate at any time as long as they meet each checkpoint. Checkpoint dates will be February 16, March 22, April 26 and May 24. Participants are also responsible for purchasing the book.

22. The Shift to Student-Led: Reimagining Classroom Workflows with UDL and Blended Learning

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Educators

Dates: 2/16/2024 to 5/24/2024

Join us for a book study to reimagine student and teacher workflows in a way that leverages students, the Universal Design for Learning framework, and blended learning. From the authors: "Each chapter in The Shift to Student-Led takes apart one traditional teacher-led workflow, examining the problems it presents teachers and students, what the research says versus what the reality in the classroom is, and how UDL and blended learning can free teachers from the ‘sage on the stage' role, and place students at the center of their learning. These reimagined student-led workflows help students develop self-awareness, internal motivation and self-regulation skills, which are critical to becoming expert learners. Intended for K-12 educators, instructional coaches, and school leaders who want to create academically robust, inclusive learning communities, this book is full of principles, strategies, and resources that can be put into practice right away and at any level.”

This book study will be split into four "checkpoints” and participants can participate at any time as long as they meet each checkpoint. Checkpoint dates will be February 16, March 22, April 26 and May 24. Participants are also responsible for purchasing the book.

23. UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Educators

Dates: 2/16/2024 to 5/24/2024

Join us for a book study to deepen our knowledge of the Universal Design for Learning and blended learning. From the authors: "This approachable, in-depth guide unites the adaptability of Universal Design for Learning with the flexibility of blended learning, equipping educators with the tools they need to create relevant, authentic, and meaningful learning pathways to meet students where they're at, no matter the time and place or their pace and path. With step-by-step guidance and clear strategies, authors Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker empower teachers to implement these frameworks in the classroom, with a focus on cultivating community, building equity, and increasing accessibility for all learners.”

The book study will be split into four "checkpoints” and participants can participate at any time as long as they meet each checkpoint. Checkpoint dates will be February 16, March 22, April 26 and May 24. Participants are also responsible for purchasing the book.

Registrants will receive course information upon registration.

24. Advanced Series in Education 214: Technology in Education

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/26/2024

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Participants will be introduced to the function of technology in today's modern classroom. The idea of technology as a means to enhance and transform learning will be examined, along with necessary legislation that limits student use of technology in learning as well. Participants will get a choice of several instructional technology tools to explore on a deeper level and will have the opportunity to determine how tools like ChatGPT could be integrated into their future classrooms.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an awareness of the SAMR Model of effective technology integration along with the New York State's restrictions on technology usage in the classroom for students.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of technology that they may be able to use in the field of education and a knowledge of solid resources that are frequently updated for future use.

25. Teaching Basics 102: Elements of Effective Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 2/26/2024

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This professional development session will focus on the theory and practice of elements of effective instruction including planning engaging and rigorous lessons, assessing, demonstrating knowledge of leaners, and embedding research-based instructional practices. The course is based on the New York State Teaching Standards. Participants will review the New York State Teaching Standards to gain a wholistic knowledge of their teaching expectations and then the course will take them through the pieces of instruction and the ways in which they should be orchestrated to gain the highest level of student achievement.

Objective 1: Participants will review the pieces of an effective lesson, including frequent checks for understanding, integrating a knowledge of learner assets into planning and instruction, and total participation strategies.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a knowledge of the New York State Teaching Standards.

26. TCIS FULL Training

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

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

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This training is offered as a four-day format which allows for certification in verbal and physical interventions. This entire training will be conducted in-person. Participants must attend all four days for certification. Materials: You will be receiving a TCIS Student Workbook. You are responsible for reading this entire workbook. Please read Modules 1-3 (through page W43) prior to the first day of training and be sure to bring your workbook to the training. Physical Component: You will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be certified in TCIS. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay for the entire duration of the training. Attire: Wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes, mask and bring any other PPE you would typically use for a physical restraint. (i.e., face shield) Lunch is on your own.

27. IN-PERSON (Monroe County region): Elementary Level Science Investigations

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2024

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Join our instructional specialists as they lead you through an informative session that will help you navigate expectations, provide tips for set up and implementation, and give you opportunities to practice activities within each NYSED Science Investigation. We will also discuss how these labs relate to the standards and how they can fit into your curriculum. You'll be given time to ask questions and collaborate with colleagues.

28. ONLINE a.m. Session: Grade 3 Invisible Forces

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2024

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ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

29. ONLINE p.m. Session: Grade 4 Riding the Waves of Information

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2024

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ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

30. NYSESLAT Planning Support

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Testing Coordinators

Dates: 2/27/2024

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Four sub-tests, rules for scoring and administration can make planning and scheduling for the NYSESLAT challenging. Join us for an informal general information session and space to ask NYSESLAT questions as you plan for the administration of this test. Participants will have an opportunity to hear from each other about how they navigate NYSESLAT season. Open to teachers, administrators, and testing coordinators. THIS MEETING WILL BE ONLINE VIA ZOOM. REGISTRANTS WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. PLEASE NOTE: Participation in this workshop does not qualify you to administer the test. Knowledge is for planning purposes.

31. Introduction to the World of Gizmos!

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Instructional Technology Specialists, Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2024

Statewide
Science
Instructional Technology
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Gizmos are your secret weapon in the world of math and science for grades 3-12! With hundreds of interactive simulations and experiments, Gizmos brings science and math to life, helping students understand complex concepts through hands-on exploration. With over 500 simulations, students can flex their investigative muscles, make predictions, and test out their hypotheses in a highly visual and engaging way. Plus, with comprehensive standards alignments, customizable lesson materials, and formative assessments, Gizmos makes it easy to implement in any classroom setting. An educational consultant from Explore Learning will lead this session to help attendees learn more about Gizmos and implementing in your school!

This is a virtual session.

Register for Zoom link here.

32. ONLINE Grade 5: Earth and Space Explorers

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/27/2024 to 3/19/2024

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ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

33. IN-PERSON (Monroe County region): Middle School Content Refresher: Weather & Climate

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/28/2024

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This workshop provides an overview of the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs) that support the Performance Expectations (PEs) in the required NYS Intermediate-Level Weather and Climate Investigation. We will review concepts and examples of class activities. There will be opportunities to ask questions and share best practices. Lunch will be on your own.

34. IN-PERSON (Monroe County region): Intermediate Level Science Investigations

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Middle School Teachers

Dates: 2/29/2024

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Join our instructional specialists as they lead you through an informative session that will help you navigate expectations, provide tips for set up and implementation, and give you opportunities to practice activities within each NYSED Science Investigation. We will also discuss how these labs relate to the standards and how they can fit into your curriculum. You'll be given time to ask questions and collaborate with colleagues.

35. ONLINE a.m. Session: Grade 2 Save the Bees!

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/29/2024

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ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

36. ONLINE p.m. Session: Grade 1 Sending Messages with Light and Sound

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/29/2024

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ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

37. Building Literacy with Multilingual Learners Virtual Book Club

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers, AIS providers, Literacy Coaches

Dates: 2/29/2024 to 5/23/2024

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We will be reading Building Literacy with Multilingual Learners: Insights from Linguistics by Kristen Lems, Tenena M. Soto, & Gareth Charles. This book explores the intersection of second language acquisition and literacy development, translating research into practical instructional strategies. Reading will be completed on your own. We will meet for 4 1.5 hours sessions to discuss the book and share materials and resources. ZOOM sessions will be held from 3:00-4:30 on the scheduled day. Reading schedule and ZOOM link with be sent to participants upon registration. Book must be purchased on your own.

38. Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School and District Administrators

Dates: 2/29/2024

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Many teachers have created a welcoming and accepting culture in their classrooms. However, do the assessment practices we currently use contribute to or work against that culture? What tweaks can classroom teachers make to their assessment practices so that it benefits all students? Together we will examine different assessment practices through a culturally responsive lens to answer these questions and more.

Participation is free for educators from the 19 component school districts that make up the Monroe One and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES.

39. Get to Know imagi

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Educators, Administrators, Instructional Specialists, Technical Support

Dates: 2/29/2024

Statewide
Coding
Instructional Technology
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Join Dora Palfi from imagi to learn more about inclusive tech education through creative coding in Python. imagi is a groundbreaking Python programming platform, redefining coding education through creativity and inclusivity designed for 4-9 graders.

Mirroring the 4Ps (Project, Peers, Passion, Play) foundation of Scratch, it enables learning through self-expression, art, and storytelling, and makes it accessible for teachers across subjects, even those without prior coding expertise.

Zoom Registration Link: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcoceCgpz0iGNG_WKzI2ZiEzwcRTn0385R9 or click here

40. ONLINE Grade 3: Investigating Weather & Climate

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 2/29/2024 to 3/14/2024

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ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

41. IN-PERSON (Monroe County region): Transition to NYSSLS for HS

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: High School Science Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2024

Closed
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) emphasize 3-dimensional teaching and learning that incorporates Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Cross Cutting Concepts. This session examines how these standards are structured and how the instructional shifts change the way that science is taught in the classroom to help students move from learning facts to making sense of the world around them. This workshop provides a required foundation for participating in deeper, follow-on workshops on specific topics, such as SEPSs & CCCs, PLDs, 3-D assessments, etc. Lunch will be on your own.

42. IN PERSON Trauma & Resilience Community of Practice Day 3- Routines

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 3/4/2024

Predictable routines have positive social, emotional, and cognitive benefits. Rituals and routines provide the structure and predictability needed to build resilience. Predictability helps us feel safe. When we are safe, we can learn. Trauma and resilience Day 3 will focus on practices that help us create consistent routines that foster emotional wellbeing. This session will be held IN PERSON at Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES.

43. ONLINE a.m. Session: Grade 5 Deer, Deer Everywhere!

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

44. ONLINE p.m. Session: Grade 5 Deer, Deer Everywhere!

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/5/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

45. Unleashing Potential with Tutor Me Education

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Administrators, Curriculum Directors, Special Programs, Educators

Dates: 3/5/2024

Teacher Shortage
Statewide
Virtual Learning
Learn about how 150+ school districts use Tutor Me Education to combat learning loss across their campuses. This event is more than just a demo; it's an exploration of how we can revolutionize education together through 1-1 and group tutoring. We'll delve into the transformative power of Tutor Me Education, showcasing how it can empower schools to overcome modern educational challenges. Get an exclusive sneak peek into our tutors and innovative platform. Engage in enriching discussions regarding after school tutoring, home-instruction, high-dosage tutoring, and much more. Your questions and insights are the steppingstones to our shared mission of shaping the future of education. Join us and be a part of this exciting educational evolution!

This is a Vendor Informational Session to learn more how Tutor Me Education can assist your district programs.

This is a virtual session, and you can register for the Zoom link here.

46. VIRTUAL Trauma & Resilience Community of Practice Day 3- Routines

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 3/5/2024

Predictable routines have positive social, emotional, and cognitive benefits. Rituals and routines provide the structure and predictability needed to build resilience. Predictability helps us feel safe. When we are safe, we can learn. Trauma and resilience Day 3 will focus on practices that helps us create consistent routines at foster emotional wellbeing. This session will be held VIRTUALLY over ZOOM. Please register for EITHER the in person OR the virtual session

47. TCIS Refresher

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Dates: 3/6/2024

Closed
This is a 1-day TCIS recertification class for staff that are already TCIS certified and need their yearly recertification. *LUNCH- please bring your own lunch to this training. A 1/2 hour duty-free time is included. *PHYSICAL COMPONENT- you will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be recertified. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay until the training is over. Please review your TCIS student workbook prior to the training and you are encouraged to bring it with you to the training. ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to this training.

48. Superintendent Hearing Mid-Year Training 2024

Program: Labor Relations

Audience: School District Principals, Assistant Principals, maybe Superintendent.

Dates: 3/6/2024

New
Join us for a mid-year Superintendent Hearing Training wherein we will discuss what to do when a student refuses a search; how to write effective charges; and what to do when a student claims self-defense. We will also review evidentiary matters and open up for a Q&A session. A light breakfast will be served.

49. ONLINE Grade 3: Generations of Butterflies

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 3/27/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

50. ONLINE Grade 4: A Walk in the Park

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 3/20/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

51. Advanced Series in Education 208: The Power of Formative Assessments, Option 1

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 3/11/2024

In order to meet the needs of a wide variety of students, teachers must be knowledgeable about what the students know and where they struggle. Having and utilizing a range of formative assessment strategies in the diverse classroom is key. This professional development will highlight the need for and frequency by which formative assessments should be used in the classroom. Additionally, participants will develop a repertoire of options for their own classrooms, with an emphasis on gaining valuable formative assessment data along the way that informs the next steps in teaching.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an understanding of the need for frequent checks for understanding.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a repertoire of checks for understanding strategies.

52. Teaching Basics 103: Special Education and Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 3/11/2024

This professional development session will focus on special education law, state guidance, and key information on this unique population of students. Not only will the course review necessary skills such as how to read an Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.) and 504 plan, but it will also review acronyms commonly used. Additionally, participants will examine what specially designed instruction is, the specially designed instruction framework, and how to ensure that special education students receive equitable, personalized instruction in the classroom.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an understanding and knowledge of special education, including acronyms as well as how to read an Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.) and 504 plan.

Objective 2: Participants will develop an understanding of how to apply the specially designed instruction framework to planning and working with special education students.

53. ONLINE Grade 1: Sky Patterns

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/25/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

54. ONLINE Grade K: Worm Scouts

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 3/25/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

55. Donalyn Miller: Joy of Reading

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians, Administrators, ELA and Reading Teachers

Dates: 3/12/2024

Wait List
While motivation and engagement remain important factors influencing young people's reading development, prioritizing joyful reading eludes many school communities. Why does reading enjoyment matter? What attitudes and conditions foster joy? In this workshop, Donalyn Miller will frame the importance of reading joy and share practical ideas and current resources. Registration is 8:30-9:00. Lunch is included.

56. Regional School Counselor Annual Professional Development AM Session: Building Our Network: Strengthening School Counseling

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 3/14/2024

The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Regional School Counselor group is pleased to offer our annual professional development session for school counselors. This program will consist of 2 half-day programs (same format as previously years). School Counselors should choose either AM or PM when registering. The sessions will include two Keynote addresses one by Victor Rose, NYSED Associate in Instructional Services, School Social Work Office of Student Support Services and Mary Banaszak, President Elect Elect, of NYS School Counselor Association initiatives. In addition to the keynote there will be a one-hour Voices from the Field: Building a Strong Comprehensive Counseling Program in Greece by Stacy Gidley and Abby Terrana from Greece Central and then breakout sessions by grade band.

57. Regional School Counselor Annual Professional Development PM Session: Building Our Network: Strengthening School Counseling

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School Counselors and Administrators

Dates: 3/14/2024

The Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES Regional School Counselor group is pleased to offer our annual professional development session for school counselors. This program will consist of 2 half-day programs (same format as previously years). School Counselors should choose either AM or PM when registering. The sessions will include two Keynote addresses one by Victor Rose, NYSED Associate in Instructional Services, School Social Work Office of Student Support Services and Mary Banaszak, President Elect Elect, of NYS School Counselor Association initiatives. In addition to the keynote there will be a one-hour Voices from the Field: Building a Strong Comprehensive Counseling Program in Greece by Stacy Gidley and Abby Terrana from Greece Central and then breakout sessions by grade band.

58. Understanding the Backgrounds of Refugee Students & Families: Virtual, Synchronous Workshop

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 3/14/2024

While refugees are typically a small percentage of English Learners in U.S. schools, those that we do have often have complex backgrounds and needs. This course provides valuable information on how you can support your refugee students and families as they integrate and adjust to the U.S. overall, and specifically with education. While refugees are typically a small percentage of English Learners in U.S. schools, those that we do have often have complex backgrounds and needs. PLEASE NOTE This synchronous workshop will be facilitated online via zoom. Participants will receive the zoom link the morning of March 14th.

59. Advanced Series in Education 208: The Power of Formative Assessments, Option 2

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 3/15/2024

In order to meet the needs of a wide variety of students, teachers must be knowledgeable about what the students know and where they struggle. Having and utilizing a range of formative assessment strategies in the diverse classroom is key. This professional development will highlight the need for and frequency by which formative assessments should be used in the classroom. Additionally, participants will develop a repertoire of options for their own classrooms, with an emphasis on gaining valuable formative assessment data along the way that informs the next steps in teaching.

Objective 1: Participants will develop an understanding of the need for frequent checks for understanding.

Objective 2: Participants will develop a repertoire of checks for understanding strategies.

The Zoom information is also included here: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/9418894433

Meeting ID: 941 889 4433

Passcode: TIFP

60. IN-PERSON (Monroe County region) Grade 5: Earth and Space Explorers

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/18/2024

IN PERSON: The BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Registration is limited. Lunch is on your own. This training session is FREE to districts who lease this unit.

61. March SLS Council PD Session- Science of Reading for Librarians and Lunch and Learn

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 3/19/2024

8:00 10:30- Sifting Through the Science of Reading and the Implications for School Library-Media Specialists One of the hottest topics in education right now is the Science of Reading. But just what *is* the Science of Reading, and what does that mean for our work? Stephanie Smyka will present an overview of the Science of Reading and help us dig into the Literacy Briefs that are a part of NYSED's P-20 Literacy Initiative. As we deepen our understanding of the research and the tools available to us, we will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue about the connections to our roles as Library-Media Specialists. 10:30-11:30- Lunch and Learn TBD

62. Rise Up: Creating Wellness One Day at a Time

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Open to all staff

Dates: 3/19/2024

This interactive workshop will begin with developing an understanding of how the stress of life's challenges can impact us across multiple domains. We'll build on that knowledge by focusing on growing skills that support us during challenges. These same skills, when practiced, can help us to thrive and flourish personally and professionally. Beyond discussing wellness, please come prepared to participate in individual and cooperative activities, including opportunity for movement, self-reflection, and group discussion. (Wear comfortable clothes.) We're looking forward to a day of learning and creating connections with you! Learning objectives (to be assessed by post-workshop evaluation): 1. Participants will be able to identify the impact of stress on the body and mind. 2. Participants will identify 3 skills to enhance their personal and/or professional wellness. 3. Participants will practice 2 or more activities that can be used in their lives or can be shared with others following this workshop.

63. New to NYSESLAT Training

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Certified Teachers & Administrators who have not previously trained in NYSESLAT administration

Dates: 3/19/2024

This training is intended for certified educators or administrators who are new to administering the NYSESLAT. Participants will learn how to prepare for testing and administer all four components of the test and practice scoring the speaking portion. Optional writing scoring materials will be available for participants to interact with on their own. PLEASE NOTE: If you have administered the NYSESLAT before, please do not sign up for this training. This is for new participants only. SI 8

64. March SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 3/19/2024

SLS Council Meeting.

65. The Questions Teachers Ask

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Dates: 3/19/2024

Do you ever think about the questions you typically ask your students during instruction? Teachers use questions every day to enhance their students' learning. The quality of these questions is fundamental. Questioning spans the teaching and learning process when questions help to build students' knowledge and teachers seek to understand the thinking behind student responses. Participants will discover how questioning with intentionality can lead to increased student engagement, meaningful discussions and higher-level thinking.

A zoom link will be sent the day before the session.

For this course, there is no fee for educators from the 19 component districts that make up Monroe One and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES. (Brighton, Brockport, Churchville-Chili, East Irondequoit, East Rochester, Fairport, Gates-Chili, Greece, Hilton, Holley, Honeoye Falls-Lima, Kendall, Monroe One BOCES, Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Spencerport, Webster, West Irondequoit, Wheatland-Chili)

66. TCIS Refresher

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Dates: 3/20/2024

This is a 1-day TCIS recertification class for staff that are already TCIS certified and need their yearly recertification. *LUNCH- please bring your own lunch to this training. A 1/2 hour duty-free time is included. *PHYSICAL COMPONENT- you will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be recertified. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay until the training is over. Please review your TCIS student workbook prior to the training and you are encouraged to bring it with you to the training. ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to this training.

67. Developing Decoding Skills in Young Learners

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: PreK-2 classroom teachers, special education teachers, Principals, Assistant Principals, literacy coordinators, instructional coaches, interventionists

Dates: 3/20/2024

Keynote: The Grounding Principle of Decoding Dr. Lindsey will discuss what research tell us about reading, focusing on the importance and power of decoding. Then, she will help you understand how to empower yourself and your students with the highest leverage instructional practices to make sure children are able to efficiently and effectively become proficient word readers and spellers. Dr. Lindsey will offer you something to change or consider to make your foundational reading instruction more research aligned without sacrificing joy, cultural responsiveness, or comprehension. Workshop 1: The P Words: Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Understand the critical aspects of whole group phonics and phonemic awareness instruction. No matter what curriculum you use, you'll be able to add new routines or swap your language to create more powerful phonics lessons. Workshop 2: Beyond Phonics: Having "It All” in Small Groups Learn about how to rethink small group reading (centers, stations, guided reading, etc.) to better match research and to support multiple purposes. Dr. Lindsey will offer you two ways to think about the utility of this time of day and a framework for evaluating the purposefulness of small group time. Then, Dr. Lindsey will discuss how content-rich decodable texts can support children's decoding and beyond. You'll leave with resources to ensure your next small group is even more purposeful for developing decoding skills.

68. Schoology Brunch: A User Group Experience

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Educators and Instructional Specialists

Dates: 3/20/2024

New
Join us for best practices, updates, and product roadmap. A PowerSchool representative will be here to answer questions and hold raffles!

This is a REGIONAL EVENT so registration is LIMITED!

69. Lunch & Learn Summit: Power School Solutions

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Technology Directors and Support; Data Specialists; Instructional Technology; eLearning

Dates: 3/20/2024

New
Come and learn about all the new products available from Power School including A.I., assessments, and content. Best practices on Data & Cyber Security, Interoperability and Data Fidelity. Meet with representatives from Power School.

This is designed for Technology Directors, Instructional Technology Specialists, Data Specialists, and eLearning Support.

This is a REGIONAL event, so space is limited!

70. New to NYSESLAT Training

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Certified Teachers & Administrators who have not previously trained in administering the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/20/2024

This training is intended for certified educators or administrators who are new to administering the NYSESLAT. Participants will learn how to prepare for testing and administer all four components of the test and practice scoring the speaking portion. Optional writing scoring materials will be available for participants to interact with on their own. PLEASE NOTE: If you have administered the NYSESLAT before, please do not sign up for this training. This is for new participants only. SI 8

71. Naviance & You: User Experience Coffee Hour

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Guidance & Career Counselors; Administrators; Naviance Support

Dates: 3/20/2024

USER GROUP
New
Join us for an in-person session with Naviance representatives as we review best practices, the elementary experience, and product updates.
Great for new and experienced users!
This is a REGIONAL event - so space is limited!

72. Academic Language and Oral Language Development PD

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: K-12 Educators, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2024

This Professional Development session featuring national presenter, Mindi Teich, from Support Ed will be highly interactive and include opportunities for participants to engage in practical strategies, discuss ideas, and reflect on their own teaching. They will have the opportunity to work independently and with colleagues to intentionally plan for their own context. We will provide a Padlet of resources that will be accessible to teachers during and after the PD session. Participants will learn about the importance of teaching academic language and supporting language development for ELLs. They will examine engagement and participation strategies as well as exploring academic language at the sentence and discourse levels. Participants will learn how to best apply research-based methods to support ELLs' academic and oral language development with connection to understanding content in schools.

73. The History of Grading and Why Are We Stuck?

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School Administrators

Dates: 3/21/2024

Grading is very personal, and we typically grade the way that worked for us as students. Times have changed, yet many teachers still grade the way that we did over 100 years ago. What small changes could make a big difference when it comes to helping all of our students succeed? Attend this session to find out.
We are back for a second year of learning and collaborating! The PLC for teachers of Ukrainian students is a virtual space for sharing resources and learning how we can optimize the education for Ukrainian students and connect with their families. Please join Mid-West RBERN & RBERN West for one session or all four. Topics will include, but not be limited to:




•Ukrainian Language: Key Phrases




•Ukrainian Language: Insight on linguistic structure




•School In Ukraine: Understanding Students' Past Experiences




•Newcomer Instruction and Assessment Considerations




•School In Ukraine: Understanding Mental Health and Learning Differences in Ukraine




•Ukrainian Culture: Understanding Ukrainian society and history New & Old Members Welcome! PLEASE NOTE: Zoom links will be sent the morning of the meeting date. If you do not receive the zoom link, please check your spam or junk folders and add us to your address book.

75. ONLINE a.m. Session: Grade K Worm Scouts

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 3/22/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional development sessions include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to the appropriate NYSSLS topic, current formative and summative assessments available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin using the new science standards. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. This unit requires 3 hours of training. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

76. APPR 4 Day Training for Teacher Evaluators - Spring Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 3/25/2024 to 4/12/2024

SED Requirement
This training is for new administrators who have not been previously trained. The 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 SED. You must complete all 4 days for certification.

77. Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Program: Community Schools

Audience: Teachers, School Staff, Coaches, Camp Counselors, Youth Group Leaders, Parents, Any adult who works with youth

Dates: 3/25/2024

Youth Mental Health First Aid, from National Council for Mental Wellness, teaches participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 6-18.

78. IN PERSON Trauma & Resilience Community of Practice Day 4- Regulation

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 3/25/2024

Emotional regulation is defined as one's ability to manage their emotional state. The ability to manage emotions has a direct impact on learning. Emotional regulation can be taught. Trauma and resilience Day 4 will focus on practices that helps regulate our emotions both at home and in the classroom. This session will be held IN PERSON at Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES. Please register for EITHER the in person OR the virtual session

79. The Art and Science of Text Types: The When and How

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-2 classroom teachers, Reading Specialists and Literacy Leaders

Dates: 3/26/2024

This 1-hour session explores different text types and how we might use them with students, such as decodable texts, leveled texts and high-quality read alouds. This session is part 6 of our series reviewing topics relating to re-balancing our early literacy instruction. Sessions will be informed by current research in the field and key texts. Though it is recommended to attend all six sessions, it is not required. Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.

80. VIRTUAL Trauma & Resilience Community of Practice Day 4- Regulation

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 3/26/2024

Emotional regulation is defined as one's ability to manage their emotional state. The ability to manage emotions has a direct impact on learning. Emotional regulation can be taught. Trauma and resilience Day 4 will focus on practices that helps regulate our emotions both at home and in the classroom. This session will be held VIRTUALLY over ZOOM. Please register for EITHER the in person OR the virtual session

81. TCIS Refresher

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Dates: 3/27/2024

This is a 1-day TCIS recertification class for staff that are already TCIS certified and need their yearly recertification. *LUNCH- please bring your own lunch to this training. A 1/2 hour duty-free time is included. *PHYSICAL COMPONENT- you will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be recertified. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay until the training is over. Please review your TCIS student workbook prior to the training and you are encouraged to bring it with you to the training. ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to this training.

82. Inroduction to Computer Based Testing (for teachers administering for the fisrt time)

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers who will be administering computer based testing for the first time this Spring.

Dates: 3/27/2024

This one hour session will provide teachers who are new to Comupter Based Testing ideas and strategies to help get their students prepared for the NYS 3-8 ELA, Math and Science Computer Based Tests this Spring. All of the grade 5 and grade 8 students will be taking these assessments on the computer. We will look at the Question Sampler and discuss ways to help students (and you) feel more comfortable with the new format.

Contact Lorena Stabins at lstabins@bocesmaars.org to schedule a date and time that will work for your teachers.

This session is free of charge for the 19 Monroe One and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts who pay into MAARS Core Services.

83. Introduction to Computer Based Testing for teachers of Charter Schools

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Charter School Teachers who are new to Computer Based Testing

Dates: 3/28/2024

This one hour session will provide teachers who are new to Comupter Based Testing ideas and strategies to help get their students prepared for the NYS 3-8 ELA, Math and Science Computer Based Tests this Spring. All of the grade 5 and grade 8 students will be taking these assessments on the computer. We will look at the Question Sampler and discuss ways to help students (and you) feel more comfortable with the new format.

The fee is $350 no matter how many teachers attend the one hour session. Register for one, and contact Lorena Stabins at lstabins@bocesmaars.org to schedule a date and time that will work for your teachers. When registering, if your charter school is not on the list, choose "other" and write in the name of your school.

84. Teaching Basics 104: English Language Learners, An Overview

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 4/8/2024

New York State's dynamic and diverse student population includes a significant number of English Language Learners (ELLs), presenting both opportunities and challenges for educators. This professional development class is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective support for ELLs, while also aligning with Part 154 regulations. Additionally, participants will explore the many resources NYS provides, including the NYS Department of Education's website along with the Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) and opportunities that exist for multilingual students such as the Seal of Biliteracy program.

Objective 1: Participants will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of Part 154 regulations, language proficiency standards, and program models, and review strategies to ensure compliance while meeting the diverse needs of ELL students.

Objective 2: Participants will explore best practices related to English Language Learners across the content areas, focusing on scaffolding techniques and differentiated instruction, while exploring a variety of strategies unique to the needs to ELLs in NYS.

85. Weeding Your Collection - TLC

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 4/10/2024

Improve your collection without spending a dime! Get an overview of the weeding process - from pre-weeding reports to deleting items from the catalog - and feel more confident about the collection decisions you make. We'll review weeding methods, things to consider, and the technical process of removing books from your catalog.

86. The Power of Pronouns on Identity, Acceptance, and Inclusion

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows (TIF) Program Fellows

Dates: 4/12/2024

With Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in mind, please join Annalise Johnson-Smith to explore and reflect on the experiences of individuals who are transgender, non-binary or gender diverse. Participants will understand the power of pronouns, increase awareness of bias, and be exposed to small ways we can show acceptance for all. Current terminology will be reviewed as well as ways to approach conversations. Take this small step towards understanding and respecting gender diversity and leave with ideas to better support our students, families, and colleagues.

Zoom: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/6969465055 Meeting ID: 696 946 5055 Passcode: TIFP

87. Science of Reading Informed Approaches to Literacy Instruction

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Elementary Principals, Assistant Principals, Literacy Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 4/16/2024

Join us in this practical, in-person, full-day workshop where we will dig deeper into how to apply the sciences of reading research to your literacy instruction across the day. During the session, we will be exploring the relationship between the research and the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards, and will use the newly published NYSED Literacy Briefs to guide discussion and reflection about myths vs. facts, as well as the high-impact instructional strategies that should employed across grade levels. Time will be dedicated for participants to view their current instruction through the lens of the science of reading research and design, revise, or adapt lessons aligned to this new learning.

88. TCIS Refresher

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Dates: 4/17/2024

This is a 1-day TCIS recertification class for staff that are already TCIS certified and need their yearly recertification. *LUNCH- please bring your own lunch to this training. A 1/2 hour duty-free time is included. *PHYSICAL COMPONENT- you will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be recertified. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay until the training is over. Please review your TCIS student workbook prior to the training and you are encouraged to bring it with you to the training. ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to this training.

89. ONLINE Grade 2: Save the Bees!

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 4/17/2024 to 5/8/2024

ONLINE: The BOCES 4 Science professional learning workshops include guidance on NYSSLS-aligned instructional strategies specific to the unit of study, formative and summative assessments available, content instruction, and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin teaching the unit to their students. Participants should plan to attend all dates of synchronous, online instruction. A BOCES 4 Science instructor will send you a Zoom link prior to the session. One CTLE credit is earned for every hour of training attended. The training sessions are FREE for those districts who lease this BOCES 4 Science unit. Please follow your standard district procedures to confirm registration.

90. Breakout EDU: The Digital Platform

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 4/18/2024

Breakout has gone digital! Escape room-style games are very popular in schools, and the digital Breakout platform allows you to share games with your students without the need for physical locks and boxes. If you haven't accessed the platform yet, this session will show you how to get started. The Breakout EDU digital platform has a huge collection of games for every age and subject area. We will talk about what Breakout is and why it's so popular, look at pre-made Breakout games and game ideas, and learn how to create your very own digital games. And of course, we will play! Breakout EDU kits are part of the Monroe 2 Makerspace collection, and access to Breakout's full digital game library is available to all librarians in Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES schools. This session is for school librarians in the Monroe 2 region.

91. Unpacking the Academic & Linguistic Demands of the Next Generation ELA Standards: Creating Access for Linguistically Diverse Learners

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Educators working with Linguistically Diverse Learners

Dates: 4/22/2024

The Linguistic Demands resource has arrived and is available to download! Academic and Linguistic Demands: Creating Access to the Next Generation Learning Standards in ELA for Linguistically Diverse Leaners (ALDs) supports the implementation of the Next Generation Learning Standards for use in classrooms with English Language Learners. Mid-West RBERN is offering repeated sessions to unpack the ALDs. Participants will learn how to turnkey the ALDs for teacher use to identify the words, phrases, and language structures embedded in the ELA standards with the goal of providing standards-aligned, grade-level instruction to English language learners. Teachers interacting with the ALDs will be empowered to design instructional scaffolds to address individual students' needs by language modality and proficiency level and make use of pragmatic tools that are useful for all multilingual learners, including those with disabilities, and all students working toward achieving grade-level learning targets.

92. TCIS Refresher

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Dates: 4/23/2024

This is a 1-day TCIS recertification class for staff that are already TCIS certified and need their yearly recertification. *LUNCH- please bring your own lunch to this training. A 1/2 hour duty-free time is included. *PHYSICAL COMPONENT- you will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be recertified. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay until the training is over. Please review your TCIS student workbook prior to the training and you are encouraged to bring it with you to the training. ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to this training.

93. Genre Spotlight: Novels in Verse for Middle/High School

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 4/23/2024

In this Genre Spotlight session, we'll be taking a deep dive into one area of your library collection: novels in verse. We will be booktalking new novels in verse (from the last year) as well as sharing your favorites. Titles will be for 7-12.

94. IN PERSON Trauma & Resilience Community of Practice Day 5- Reflection

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 4/23/2024

Join all the participants of the Trauma & Resilience Community of Practice for a group reflection. What worked? What still needs work? Share materials and resources with your colleagues. Plan next steps. This session will only be held once - In Person.

95. Spring Into Books

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 4/26/2024

JOIN LIBRARIANS, STACEY RATTNER AND ALICIA ABDUL, WHO WILL SHARE THE BEST 2023 AND 2024 BOOK TITLES FOR STUDENTS. THEY WILL ALSO DISCUSS ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TO ENGAGE READERS AND SHARE INSIGHTS INTO THEIR OWN READING LIVES. BOOKLISTS WILL BE PROVIDED. Brought to you by the School Library Systems of Monroe One, Monroe 2-Orleans, and Genesee Valley BOCES.

96. TCIS Refresher

Program: TCIS - Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Dates: 5/1/2024

This is a 1-day TCIS recertification class for staff that are already TCIS certified and need their yearly recertification. *LUNCH- please bring your own lunch to this training. A 1/2 hour duty-free time is included. *PHYSICAL COMPONENT- you will be asked to participate in a required physical component to this training to be recertified. If you cannot participate in the physical component, you are still required to stay until the training is over. Please review your TCIS student workbook prior to the training and you are encouraged to bring it with you to the training. ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes to this training.
Looking for a resource that will save you time and supplement your classroom instruction? Britannica LaunchPacks are science and social studies content bundles created just for K-12 students. Each bundle is curated by Britannica editors, so you can trust that the content has been vetted for quality and thoughtfully selected with education in mind. LaunchPacks are created around specific topics and organized into different grade bands, making it easier to find just the right resources for your students. LaunchPacks include articles, videos, images, primary sources, and interactives. As an educator, you can also customize any LaunchPack, add your own links and documents, and add student activities for increased engagement.

Britannica LaunchPacks is available to all schools in the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES region.

This asynchronous session can be completed at any time between 1/1/24 and 5/1/24. Date listed is an end date only, not a meeting date. Instructions for completing the course will be sent to those who register.

98. On-Demand PD: Exploring Nature (Asynchronous)

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/1/2024

If you're looking for engaging content that is designed for supporting science instruction in your classroom, we have something to show you! Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System. In this session, we will focus on an in-depth resource for science content, Exploring Nature. Exploring Nature is a collection of thousands of ready-made diagrams, mini-posters, illustrations, activities, articles, and quizzes, with awesome extras like NGSS alignment and high-quality printable PDF files.

This is an on-demand training that can be completed at any time between 1/1/24 and 5/1/24. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to the materials.

Exploring Nature is a subscription website that is available to all Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES schools.

99. On-Demand PD: Intro to ClickView Video (Asynchronous)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Librarians

Dates: 5/1/2024

ClickView is a collection of streaming educational videos for K-12 schools. Aiming to deliver quality content that saves teachers time, ClickView provides a smaller, more curated, and newer collection than other video sources. Many of the videos are produced by ClickView and are exclusive to the platform. ClickView videos are Kid-friendly: short, well-made, many are animated!

Videos are connected to standards and common initiatives like SEL (SEL is one of their focuses) and include customizable interactive features, like quizzes! Teachers can easily share videos with students and track their engagement. In this PD session, we will explore the basics of ClickView- what it is, how to use it, and how to find content to enhance and enrich your instruction.

ClickView is available to all schools that belong to the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES Media Library. If you're not sure if you have access, please contact us.

This is an on-demand, asynchronous PD that will be available from 1/1/2024 until 5/1/2024. It can be completed at any time during that period, so please ignore other dates. Instructions will be sent to those who register. Please allow one hour total to complete the PD (does not need to be completed in one session).

100. On-Demand PD: Panopto Video: Part 1 (Asynchronous)

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/1/2024

Panopto is a powerful tool for video creation, storage, and sharing. This is a new resource that is available to all schools in Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES and we are excited to show you what it can do. With Panopto, you can quickly and easily:

* Upload your existing content, including Zoom recordings, screencasts, presentations, and any other videos you've got!,

* Record your screen and your face with picture-in-picture capture to add a personal connection to your videos,

*Organize your videos into playlists and folders, making it easy to find and share multiple videos,

* Share out your content with anyone using links or embed code,

* Increase engagement by embedding interactive content, including a built-in-quiz tool,

* Increase accessibility with searchable closed captions and smart chapters.

This introductory session is designed to get you started with Panopto. No prior knowledge required!

Please ignore dates and times listed. This course is available from 1/1/24 until 5/1/24 and can be completed at any time within those dates.

101. Community of Readers

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/7/2024

As educators we can all see the value of reading, and how it helps students academically and socially, but are we building communities of readers in our schools? Are we part of a reading community ourselves? Do we feel passionate about the books that we read and share these stories with colleagues and students? Let's begin by building our own community right here. Periodically, we'll meet over Zoom to share the books we are reading, books we have just finished, or books we want to read next. We'll talk about ideas to get students engaged in books, and get ourselves engaged in reading in the process. This will be a session where interaction is necessary. You must be prepared to share and discuss.

This session was designed for K-12 librarians, but teachers who are, or who want to be, passionate about reading are welcome to join us.