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1. SLS Council December Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 12/1/2020

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The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its December SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. 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, New Standards Instruction...

2. B4S Got Water? ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 12/1/2020 to 12/15/2020

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This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

3. Teachingbooks.net for the Secondary School Classroom: Engage and Excite Readers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, administrators

Dates: 12/1/2020

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Learn about the most recent updates to TeachingBooks. Deepen connections to books while discovering online materials to engage readers, support families, and empower colleagues. There are several resources from lesson plans to read alouds to author interviews that you can use to enhance your lessons. We will also discuss how to use this resources with your students for remote instruction. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

4. B4S Sky Patterns ONLINE Course

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 12/16/2020

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This online professional development course includes asynchronous and synchronous instruction for teachers using a BOCES 4 Science unit. Each week of the three-week course, the participants will watch one hour of recorded training and respond to guided questions (asynchronous) prior to the one-hour after-school meeting in an online learning community (synchronous). Participants will dive into the NYSSLS grade level topic, engage in 3-D science learning, and discuss instructional strategies to use with their students. Successful completion of this course will earn participants 6 hours of CTLE credit. There is no fee to attend this training session. Registrants will receive video access instructions and a link to a Zoom meeting via email prior to each session. Registrants must subscribe to B4S units to participate.

5. Translation and Interpretation 101 - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 12/2/2020

TIFP only
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When we have students in our classroom whose families speak other languages, how do translation and interpretation play a role in our classrooms and what is the difference between the two? How can we best bridge the communication gap between educators and families? Educators in this course will learn how to discern what is and isn't necessary when it comes to helping students and families who speak other languages understand what is being taught in the classroom. Through the exploration of accurate programs and knowing when it is appropriate to use them, participants will leave with ideas for best communication to ensure family engagement.

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Meeting URL: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/j/99907669898

Meeting ID: 999 0766 9898

Passcode: 289344

6. SIFE Manual Series: Instructional Routines Part 2

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Staff

Dates: 12/3/2020

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So you think you have a student with interrupted formal education? Now what? This 3 hour course focuses on developing additional instructional routines designed to promote language acquisition in SIFE. This course is a combination of synchronous and asynchronous work. You will complete 1.5 hours of outside work and attend a 1.5 hours ZOOM. ZOOM links will be sent the morning of the meeting. *SIFE Manual Series requires you to sign up for each session individually.

7. Using Data to Develop a Responsive Instructional Plan

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Math teachers, Leaders, and Admin

Dates: 12/4/2020 to 5/28/2021

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Now, more than ever, we need to use data to help guide our instruction. Explore how we can use standards based data to create a rigorous and responsive curriculum. This asynchronous presentation will explain the process of reviewing data and provide resources to then revise curriculum to address students' strengths and needs while aligning to the Next Generation Standards. This course will be a 1-hour asynchronous video followed by application tasks and feedback that will be available through Schoology.

8. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Overview - Full Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All Interested Staff

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/11/2020

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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 in order 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.

9. APPR Recertification for Principal Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 12/7/2020

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This training is only for those evaluators who are currently certified. The training will be done by ZOOM and the link will be sent via email 24 hours before the start.

10. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 2: Planning to Implement the Seal

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 12/7/2020

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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, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Modul 2: Planning to Implement the Seal.

11. Supporting Immigrants in Schools Session 4: Immigration in Secondary Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators

Dates: 12/7/2020

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This session highlights a high school Dream Team, and shows how other schools can start their own club for immigrant justice. It also shows how a school counselor ensures that undocumented students have access to information about attending and funding college. This series of workshops is based on a four-part video series and resource guide that provide information and illustrate successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families. The goal of this series is to help educators learn, act, and advocate in the classroom.

12. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Physical Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested staff who need to be recertified for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Dates: 12/8/2020

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This is the physical interventions part of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools(TCIS) training.

Individuals must be certified yearly in order to maintain their certification.

*MATERIALS- please review the TCIS student workbook prior to the training.

*ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Follow BOCES guidelines for masking. Other PPE precautions will be provided at the training site.

13. The NYS Kindergarten Learning Standards: A Reference Tool for 21st Century Kindergarten Classrooms

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, other Kindergarten Support Staff

Dates: 12/8/2020 to 3/18/2021

This course is a self-paced set of 6 video tutorial presentations designed to introduce the new cross-curricular Kindergarten Standards Document. The course provides the following information:



• Background on the new document -- the Who? What? and Why? of its creation.


• How the Standards are organized and an overview of the document itself


• NYSED's visions for Kindergarten Classrooms in the 21st Century


• The role of centers in Kindergarten Classrooms


• The role of Play and the Instructional Cycle in Kindergarten classrooms


• Planning/reviewing curriculum using the resource.

Content will include a narrated PowerPoint, readings, videos and graphic organizers to capture thinking. The course will conclude with a Zoom meeting to discuss ideas and address questions.

Teachers will be sent a Schoology access code and may begin the self-guided course at any time after registering.

The final zoom meeting for all registered course participants will be Thursday, March 18th - 3:45-4:30 (ZOOM details will be sent to all registrants one day prior to session)

14. Readers and Makers: Connecting Books and Makerspaces (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2020

Looking for ways to embrace the Makerspace movement while honoring the importance of literature in the library? In this hands-on session, we will dive in to a variety of maker projects and books to pair with them. Join us as we explore the connections between reading and making for all ages! A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

15. Regional "Teaching in the time of COVID" Forum, ELA K-5

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ades K-5 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 12/8/2020 to 6/8/2021

These 45-minute zoom sessions, offered every other month, will provide a forum for K-5 educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, remotely and/or hybrid. Topics for zoom discussions and resource-sharing will be based on the needs and interests of the participants. Agendas for sessions will be created with collegial discussions as a key component of the collaborative effort. Options for future sessions might include: discussions about articles/blogs/video posts, "mini" trainings on topics of interest, immediately useful classroom tips and more! The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to determine the needs/interests of the group.

ZOOM details will be sent to all registrants one day prior to the first session.

16. Science Teachers Collaborative Meeting

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Middle & HS Science Teachers

Dates: 12/10/2020

Gather online with your colleagues to touch base about recent NYSED science updates and science strategies that work in all types of settings. Engage in dialogue with others who teach the same subject and create a prioritized wish list for future professional development. No cost to attend. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.

17. December ELL Collaborative: Remote Learning Roundtable (P.M. Session)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators of ELLs

Dates: 12/10/2020

Looking for advice on ways to best utilize Google Classroom with your ELLS? Do you have an easy way to navigate schoology? Have a great tip that you just can't wait to share with other teachers? In this month's ELL Collaborative, ENL teachers will meet for an open sharing session of ideas to use in the remote learning world we are living in now. Come to share a piece of advice or to listen and get ideas for your classroom. Link to the meeting will be sent the day before.

18. December ELL Collaborative: Remote Learning Roundtable (A.M Session)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 12/11/2020

Looking for advice on ways to best utilize Google Classroom with your ELLS? Do you have an easy way to navigate schoology? Have a great tip that you just can't wait to share with other teachers? In this month's ELL Collaborative, ENL teachers will meet for an open sharing session of ideas to use in the remote learning world we are living in now. Come to share a piece of advice or to listen and get ideas for your classroom. Link to the meeting will be sent the day before.

19. Advancing Our Understanding of the Mathematical Practices

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Math teachers and Leaders

Dates: 12/11/2020 to 5/28/2021

Now that we have a basic understanding of what the Practice Standards can look like in our classroom, let's look at some deeper and more targeted strategies. We will discuss how we can shift the mindsets of adults and students to create better mathematical problem solvers and collaborators. Participants will leave this session with the resources and new ideas to begin implementing these standards, tomorrow. This course will be a 1-hour asynchronous video followed by application tasks and feedback that will be available through Schoology.

20. Supporting Immigrants in Schools Session 2: Approaches to Educating Refugees and Immigrants

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All educators

Dates: 12/14/2020

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This session focuses on how educators can address refugee issues, inside and outside the classroom. It also describes steps that school districts can take to ensure that immigrant families are included in their children's education, and highlights students' suggestions of ways that teachers can improve their schooling experiences. This series of workshops is based on a four-part video series and resource guide that provide information and illustrate successful practices in order to support educators in creating safe and welcoming environments for immigrant students and families. The goal of this series is to help educators learn, act, and advocate in the classroom.

21. The Mathematical Practices: Moves for Teachers

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Math Teachers and Leaders

Dates: 12/21/2020 to 5/28/2021

The shift to Next Generation Standards is showing us the need to shift our instruction to be more focused on the 8 Math Practice Standards. This extra year of implementation provides us the time needed to become more familiar with what these Standards will look like in our classrooms and for our students. Come and learn some quick and practical ways to do this in your classroom tomorrow, and gain access to all of my resources to do it! This course will be a 1-hour asynchronous video followed by application tasks and feedback that will be available through Schoology.

22. December Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 12/23/2020

Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

23. Book Study: Connecting with Students Online by Jennifer Serravallo (Asynchronous Opportunity)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: K-12 Educators working with English Language Learners

Dates: 1/4/2021

Participants will explore this very concise resource to help answer some of the biggest questions about remote or digitally based instruction: How do I build and nurture relationships with students and their at-home caregivers from afar? How do I adapt my best teaching to an online setting? How do I keep a focus on students and their needs when they aren't in front of me? Through independent reading, online discussions, and related activities, this group will look at these questions through the lens of working with English Language Learners. Please note that all of the components of this opportunity will be completed on your own but there will be one live zoom meeting to wrap up the book, date determined by participant availability. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of the book which is available through amazon or the Heinemann website for under $30. The book study will run from January 4th - February 12th and follow a weekly reading and discussion schedule.

24. TeachingBook Resources Paired with Simultaneous Use eBooks & Audiobooks for Classroom Teachers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 1/5/2021

Combine Sora's "Always Available" eBooks with the rich resources available from TeachingBooks. Types of resources from TeachingBooks include author interviews, activity ideas, lesson plans and more! This is for PK-12 teachers in all curricular areas. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

25. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Jan. 6, 10:30 - 11:30 am)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 1/6/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Look for these session by date: Wednesday, January 13, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, January 20, 3:00-4:00; Wednesday, January 27, 3:30-4:30; February 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30; Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

26. 2020-2021 Reading Recovery Teacher Training - Spring Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers only accepted into the Reading Recovery Training Program

Dates: 1/7/2021 to 5/13/2021

This course is designed to introduce experienced teachers to the principles and practices of Reading Recovery. This course is required for and open only to teachers accepted into the Reading Recovery training program. (For more information, please contact Stephanie Smyka; ssmyka@monroe2boces.org.) Teachers will: * Develop their understanding of reading and writing processes. * Become skilled at using a range of systematic observation techniques to assess and guide children's reading and writing progress. * Become competent at using the specific Reading Recovery procedures. * Be able to design individual instruction that assists the child to produce effective strategies for working on text. * Be able to critically evaluate their work and that of their peers. * Be able to guide the program and report regularly on its operation in their schools.

27. Developing Clarity in the ELA Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 1/11/2021 to 1/26/2021

This course will explore the ways in which ELA curriculum leaders and teachers can develop clarity when designing ELA curricular units and tasks, through an exploration of the work of Doug Fisher and Larry Ainsworth. This hybrid experience will provide information shared at the NYS ELA Statewide meetings and groups, such as: exploration of the NYS ELA Standards, prioritizing standards work, and developing clarity workshops.

This course will be open and available on Schoology from 1/11-1/25 and must be completed by day end on 1/28. Content will include a narrated PowerPoint presentation, readings, and videos. Posts to the discussion forum are highly encouraged. The course will conclude with a Zoom to discuss ideas and address questions on Tuesday, 1/26 from 3:00-4:00.

28. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 3: Designing the Culminating Project and Promoting the NYSSB Program

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 1/11/2021

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, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 3: Designing the Culminating Project and Promoting the NYSSB Program.

29. Prioritizing ELA Standards during times of COVID

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 1/12/2021

This professional development zoom session will introduce participants to a process for prioritizing ELA standards when instructional time and resources are more limited than ever.

ZOOM details will be sent to all registrants one day prior to session.

30. Learn 360 and Classroom Video on Demand: Streaming Video Choices for Classroom Teachers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 1/12/2021

Looking for videos to enhance your instruction? Want to be sure they are classroom-safe and curated with education in mind? Learn 360 (elementary/middle) and Classroom Video on Demand (secondary) are for you! With thousands of streaming videos covering a wide range of topics, these are fantastic sources for instructional videos and offer the ability to easily share content with your students in a digital environment, such as your LMS. In addition to streaming video you have access to tons of other resources including The Mailbox! A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

31. Virtually There: Google Suite

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 1/13/2021

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Question and Answer Session: Google tools allow students and teachers to collaborate and learn together. Bring your questions on how best to organize your classroom or utilize features for learning. This is designed for districts and staff supporting schools, teachers and students using Google domains.

32. Virtually There: Microsoft 365

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 1/13/2021

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Question and Answer session on Microsoft 365. Microsoft Office 365 is a suite of cloud-based applications that integrates all Microsoft's existing online applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Sway and Forms) that allow learning anytime and anywhere. Bring your questions on how to utilize the tools to enhance your curriculum and your students' learning experience.

33. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 (Wed., Jan. 13, 2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 1/13/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Look for these session by date: Wednesday, January 20, 3:00-4:00; Wednesday, January 27, 3:30-4:30; February 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30; Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

34. The NYS Grade 1 and Grade 2 Learning Standards: A Reference Tool for 21st Century Grade 1 and 2 Classrooms

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grade 1-2 Teachers, other Grade 1-2 Support Staff

Dates: 1/14/2021 to 1/28/2021

This course is a series of three 1-hour zoom meetings designed to introduce the new cross-curricular Grade 1 and Grade 2 Learning Standards Documents. The course provides the following information:



• Background on the new document -- the Who? What? and Why? of its creation.


• How the Standards are organized and an overview of the document itself


• NYSED's visions for Grade 1 and Grade 2 Classrooms in the 21st Century


• The role of centers in Grade 1 and Grade 2 Classrooms


• The role of Play and the Instructional Cycle in Grade 1 and Grade 2 classroom


• Planning/reviewing curriculum using the resource.

ZOOM details will be sent to all registrants one day prior to session

35. Using Research Rocket Database for Classroom Teachers and Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 1/19/2021

Our newest elementary research database, Newsbank's Research Rocket, uses a student-friendly interface to guide students to articles in magazines like Ranger Rick, Cobblestone, and more. Learn how to access these resources for research or for your students to use for in-class or remote assignments. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

36. NYSAA: New Teachers Annual Training (AM Session)

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/20/2021

This virtual training is for new teachers administering the NYSAA to prepare for the upcoming assessments. The presenters will support teachers in completing all the necessary modules through Dynamic Learning Maps, share information on the procedure, timeline and implementation. In addition, there will be time for questions to be answered. Any district that sends registrants will be billed a flat fee. This training will be repeated in the afternoon.

37. Virtually There: Zoom

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 1/20/2021

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Question & Answer Session on Zoom Video collaboration and synchronous classes have become standard practice since COVID. Do you have questions on how to use features or best practices to improve engagement? Bring them on!

38. NYSAA: New Teachers Annual Training (PM Session)

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/20/2021

This virtual training is for new teachers administering the NYSAA to prepare for the upcoming assessments. The presenters will support teachers in completing all the necessary modules through Dynamic Learning Maps, share information on the procedure, timeline and implementation. In addition, there will be time for questions to be answered. Any district that sends registrants will be billed a flat fee. This training is a repeat of the AM session.

39. Virtually There: Ed Puzzle

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 1/20/2021

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Question and Answer Session on Ed Puzzle Ed Puzzle is an easy-to-use platform that allows you to add video to any lesson. Questions on how to use or add the lessons to your curriculum? This is the time! (BOCES supports the paid version of Ed Puzzle only).

40. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Jan. 20, 3 - 4 pm)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 1/20/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Look for these additional sessions by date:Wednesday, January 27, 3:30-4:30; February 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30; Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

41. January Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 1/27/2021

Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

42. Virtually There: Microsoft Teams

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 1/27/2021

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Question and Answer Session: Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams is bringing conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Educators can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff - all from a single experience in Office 365 Education. You got questions; we have answers!

43. Virtually There: Seesaw

Program: CaTS - Technology

Dates: 1/27/2021

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Question and Answer Session: Seesaw Seesaw is a platform for student engagement. Teachers can empower students to create, reflect, share, and collaborate. Students "show what they know” using photos, videos, drawings, text, PDFs, and links.

44. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Jan. 27, 3:30 - 4:30 pm)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 1/27/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Look for these additional sessions by date: Wednesday, February 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30; Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

45. Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 2: Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admins, Staff, Counselors, Social Workers who have contact with ELLs

Dates: 1/31/2021

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 2 will run December 1 2020- January 31 2020 and we will read and discuss "Other Words for Home" by Jasmine Warga.

46. Virtually There: OneNote Class Notebook

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 2/1/2021

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Question and Answer Session: OneNote Class Notebook OneNote Class Notebook creates OneNote files with 3 separate areas that are great to use in the classroom - the student notebook, the collaborative space and the content library. These notebooks can be integrated into many other platforms.

47. SLS Council February Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/2/2021

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... This is a combination for the bi-monthly School Library System Meeting and Professional Development. Half the day will be spent for the SLS Council Meeting where we will discuss our Plan of Service, direction for the SLS and seek input and feedback for SLS activities. The other half of the day will be spent in professional development.

48. SLS Council February Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 2/2/2021

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its February SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. 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, New Standards Instruction...

49. Advanced Literacies in the 21st Century ELA Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 3/16/2021

This course will introduce the concept of Advanced Literacies for the 21st Century, and develop participants' awareness of how to address the Advanced Literacies instructionally.

This series of four 1/2 hour Professional Development zoom sessions is designed to be viewed by pairs or teams of educators who are ready to engage in collaborative conversations about the 4 Hallmarks of Advanced Literacies Instruction:

1) Engaging texts with big ideas and rich content
2) Shifting perceptions of classroom talk
3) Writing types to fuel content mastery
4) Five principals of effective vocabulary instruction

This course will encourage ELA curriculum leaders and teachers to consider their current instructional practices and determine strengths in existing programs. It will also help participants determine any shifts in instruction needed to effectively address the Advanced Literacies today's students will need in order to be engaged, active participants in the global community.

50. Brain Pop: Creative Coding (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 2/2/2021

Love BrainPop? Interested in providing more coding opportunities for your students? This session is for you! Coding is an incredibly important skill for future ready schools. Now BrainPop, which is already known to most of our students, offers built-in coding activities with their Creative Coding add-on. In this session, we will learn more about Creative Coding in BrainPop and how it can be used with students. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

51. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Feb. 3, 10:30 - 11:30 am)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 2/3/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Look for these additional sessions by date: Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-4:30; Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

52. Virtually There: Microsoft Forms

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 2/3/2021

New
Question and Answer Session: Microsoft Forms Easily collect data with online quizzes, polls, surveys with Microsoft Forms. These can be integrated into many learning platforms.

53. Virtually There: Nearpod

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 2/3/2021

New
Question and Answer Session on Nearpod Nearpod enables instructors to limit distraction and multitasking during a lesson by broadcasting content and interactive learning activities/exercises to student devices in real-time. BOCES supports the paid and subscription versions of Nearpod.

54. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 4: Monitoring Student Progress

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 2/8/2021

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, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 4: Monitoring Student Progress.

55. Using Newsbank's Access World News & America's Historical Newspapers for Classroom Teachers and Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2021

Newsbank has 2 different databases that are perfect for the secondary classroom: Access World News, and America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000). AWN lets you search by topic to get perspectives on an issue from around the world. AHN's contextual approach has students select a historical era before digging in to find the top science, political, and cultural news of the day. Learn how to access these resources for research or for your students to use for in-class or remote assignments. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

56. Virtually There: Adobe Spark

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 2/10/2021

New
Question and Answer on Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark for web makes it easy to create graphics and short videos.

57. Virtually There: Schoology

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Support Staff

Dates: 2/10/2021

New
Question and Answer Session on Schoology. Are you using Schoology as a Learning Management System where you can add learning content and create assignments, assessments? Do you have questions on how to add content or create a more engaging environment?

58. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Feb. 10, 3:30 - 4:30 pm)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 2/10/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Search for these additional sessions by date: Wednesday, February 24, 2:00-3:00; Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

59. February Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 2/24/2021

Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

60. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Feb. 24, 2:00 - 3:00 pm)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 2/24/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Search for these additional sessions by date: Wednesday, March 3, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

61. Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 3: Greencard Youth Voices UpState New York

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Staff, Counselors, Social Workers who have contact with ELLs

Dates: 2/28/2021

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 3 will be run February 1-28 2021 and we will read and discuss Greencard Youth Voices UpState New York.

62. English Language Learner Basics; A Self-Paced, Asynchronous Learning Opportunity (AVON CSD STAFF ONLY)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: CLOSED TO AVON CSD STAFF ONLY: Classroom/Content Teachers, Support Staff at Avon Central Schools

Dates: 3/1/2021

This workshop is for classroom and content teachers as well as support staff of Avon Central School District. Participants will work asynchronously and at their own pace to learn some of the most important and basic elements in best practices for English Language Learners. Topics include English Language Learner Identification, basic classroom techniques such as scaffolding, and the role of a teacher of English Language Learners. Understanding will be demonstrated through an open note quiz that covers the topics discussed. The course will take about 2-3 hours to complete. PLEASE NOTE: All work is completed online at the participant's own pace and there is NOT a meeting. Course materials will be sent to registered participants beginning 3/1/20. The course will close on 3/26/20.

63. Digital Breakouts with LibWizard (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 3/2/2021

Breakouts have gone digital! Escape room-style games are very popular in schools right now, but what are the best options for playing in remote and hybrid learning situations? LibWizard tutorials allow you to create interactive mysteries for students, with the ability to embed websites, video, images, and more! LibWizard also offers the response validation options you need for creating meaningful text-based locks. In this session, we will explore examples and learn how to create your own games. Note: LibWizard is part of the School Library System's LibGuides package and is available to all librarians in Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES schools. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

64. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Mar. 3, 10:30 - 11:30 am)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 3/3/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Search for these additional sessions by date: Wednesday, March 10, 3:00-4:00. Future dates and times TBD.

65. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 5: Preparing for Panel Presentations

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 3/8/2021

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, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 5: Preparing for Panel Presentations.

66. Britannica LaunchPacks For Teachers: Science and Social Studies (K-12) (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 3/9/2021

Science and Social Studies LaunchPacks are K-12 content packets that you can use as is or customize to suit your curriculum. Choose your grade level and a topic you teach to see what Britannica's editors have created for you. Delete items you don't want, bring in more content from Britannica School Encyclopedia or upload your own content (links, documents, images). Once your pack is fully customized, you can share it with students and create assignments based on the resources. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

67. Regional Remote Learning and Teaching Forum, ELA/Literacy 6-12 ( Wed., Mar. 10, 3 - 4 pm)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 3/10/2021

This bi-weekly zoom will provide educators from across the Monroe 2-Orleans component districts to share ideas related to teaching ELA, grades 6-12 remotely and/or hybrid. This group will follow the lead of the members and could choose to meet more often, offer "mini” trainings around requested PD topics and more. The facilitator will send a survey prior to the first zoom to ascertain the needs of the group.

Please sign up for individual dates you are interested in (as few or as many as you prefer). Note: the times fluctuate in order to try and meet as may different district needs as possible. This is open to change based on people's needs.

Future dates and times TBD.

68. Elementary Resources For Teachers Part 1: eBooks and Streaming Videos (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 3/16/2021

Find the best digital library resources to share with your students! In this session, participants will learn more about finding and using ebooks and audio books in OverDrive. We will also explore the streaming video available in the BOCES Media Library, including content for your youngest learners from Learn 360 and PBS. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

69. March Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 3/24/2021

Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

70. The Mathematical practices: Look-Fors for Leaders

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Math Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 3/25/2021

The move to the Next Generation Standards is showing us the need to shift our instruction to be more focused on the 8 Math Practice Standards. As an instructional leader, it is important to have an understanding of what the practices are and what they will look like in our classrooms. Participants will dive into the Practice Standards so that they can support their implementation and practice observing instruction for evidence.

71. Becoming an ELA Change Agent

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers and Teachers Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 4/5/2021 to 4/21/2021

This course will explore the ways in which ELA curriculum leaders and teachers can become ELA "change agents" through leveraging the NYS Next Generation ELA standards to create supportive, student-centered classrooms engaged in rigorous instruction. The NYS Next Generation ELA standards will be explored, as well as the supporting documents (i.e. Advanced Literacies, Curriculum Alignment Guide). Attention will also be given to prioritizing standards work.

This course will be open and available on Schoology from 4/5-4/20 and must be completed by day end 4/20. Content will include a narrated PowerPoint, readings, and videos. Posts to the discussion forum are highly encouraged.

The course will conclude with a Zoom to discuss ideas and address questions on Wednesday, 4/21 from 3:00-4:00.

Schoology access code will be sent by the instructor prior to the course start date of 4/5/21.

ZOOM invitations will be sent one day before 4/21/21.

72. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 6: Celebrating the NYSSB

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 4/5/2021

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, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 6: Celebrating the NYSSB.

73. SLS Council April Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 4/6/2021

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... This is a combination for the bi-monthly School Library System Meeting and Professional Development. Half the day will be spent for the SLS Council Meeting where we will discuss our Plan of Service, direction for the SLS and seek input and feed back for SLS activities. The other half of the day will be spent in professional development.

74. SLS Council April Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 4/6/2021

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its April SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding training on carious 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, New Standards Instruction...

75. Destiny Users Group for Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/6/2021

Bring your questions, your frustrations, and your success stories to our Destiny Users Group to learn how you can get the most out of your automation software. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

76. Curriculum Writing for ELA, 6-12 - April 7 AM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ELA teachers, 6-12, Curriculum coordinators

Dates: 4/7/2021

The Next Generation Standards will be fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Individual teachers or district teams can participate in aligning curriculum to the Next Generation ELA standards while collaborating with outside districts on unit design, best practices, and resources. It is highly recommended teachers participate in Prioritizing Standards work and/or the ELA Curriculum Change Agent work prior to engaging in curriculum work. This work can continued over several sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Please note: This work can also be done through the lens of a book study depending on the needs of the group.

(You may sign up for just AM on a day or AM and PM. You may also sign up for multiple dates or contact us for customized dates to meet your district's needs).

77. Curriculum Writing for ELA, 6-12 - April 7 PM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ELA teachers, 6-12, Curriculum coordinators

Dates: 4/7/2021

The Next Generation Standards will be fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Individual teachers or district teams can participate in aligning curriculum to the Next Generation ELA standards while collaborating with outside districts on unit design, best practices, and resources. It is highly recommended teachers participate in Prioritizing Standards work and/or the ELA Curriculum Change Agent work prior to engaging in curriculum work. This work can continued over several sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Please note: This work can also be done through the lens of a book study depending on the needs of the group.

(You may sign up for just AM on a day or AM and PM. You may also sign up for multiple dates or contact us for customized dates to meet your district's needs).

78. Best New Books for Children with Kathleen Odean (DATE & TIME TBD)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2021

Odean will introduce outstanding books published during the last year for students in kindergarten through fifth grade, including picture books, easy readers, fiction, nonfiction, biography, and poetry. The workshop will offer practical ideas for promoting the books and integrating them into classrooms

79. Secondary Social Studies Resources for Teachers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2021

Find the best digital library resources to share with your students! In this session, participants will learn more about finding and using ebooks in OverDrive and streaming video from Learn360, CCC!, and PBS--all available through the BOCES Media Library. We will also explore some of the best databases available for social studies classrooms, including Britannica School and Britannica LaunchPacks. Note: this session will show only the resources that are available to all (or most) of the schools in our area. Educators from all districts are welcome! A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

80. Best New Books for Young Adults with Kathleen Odean (DATE & TIME TBD)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Lbrarians, Teachers

Dates: 4/14/2021

Odean highlights the very best recently published books for young adults, including a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She will also share practical activities and proven tips for promoting the books and integrating them into the curriculum.

81. OverDrive Marketplace for Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/20/2021

We'll explore Overdrive Marketplace where you can go to purchase new titles, compile collections of recommended books, assign titles to classes or reading groups, upload original content, and run reports about eBook usage at your school. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

82. Secondary Science Resources for Teachers (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 4/27/2021

Find the best digital library resources to share with your students! In this session, participants will learn more about finding and using ebooks in OverDrive and streaming video from Learn360, CCC!, and PBS--all available through the BOCES Media Library. We will also explore some of the best databases available for science classrooms, including Britannica School and Britannica LaunchPacks. Note: this session will show only the resources that are available to all (or most) of the schools in our area. Educators from all districts are welcome! A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

83. April Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 4/28/2021

Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

84. Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 4: The Good Immigrant by Nikesha Shulka & Chimene Suleyman

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Staff, Counselors, Social Workers who have contact with ELLs

Dates: 4/30/2021

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 4 will run March 1 2021- April 30 2021 and we will read and discuss "The Good Immigrant" by Javier Nikesha Shulka & Chimene Suleyman.

85. Curriculum Writing for ELA, 6-12 - April 30 AM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ELA teachers, 6-12, Curriculum coordinators

Dates: 4/30/2021

The Next Generation Standards will be fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Individual teachers or district teams can participate in aligning curriculum to the Next Generation ELA standards while collaborating with outside districts on unit design, best practices, and resources. It is highly recommended teachers participate in Prioritizing Standards work and/or the ELA Curriculum Change Agent work prior to engaging in curriculum work. This work can continued over several sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Please note: This work can also be done through the lens of a book study depending on the needs of the group.

(You may sign up for just AM on a day or AM and PM. You may also sign up for multiple dates or contact us for customized dates to meet your district's needs).

86. Curriculum Writing for ELA, 6-12 - April 30 PM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ELA teachers, 6-12, Curriculum coordinators

Dates: 4/30/2021

The Next Generation Standards will be fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Individual teachers or district teams can participate in aligning curriculum to the Next Generation ELA standards while collaborating with outside districts on unit design, best practices, and resources. It is highly recommended teachers participate in Prioritizing Standards work and/or the ELA Curriculum Change Agent work prior to engaging in curriculum work. This work can continued over several sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Please note: This work can also be done through the lens of a book study depending on the needs of the group.

(You may sign up for just AM on a day or AM and PM. You may also sign up for multiple dates or contact us for customized dates to meet your district's needs).

87. PBS LearningMedia for Classroom Teachers and Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 5/4/2021

If you haven't checked out PBS lately, you're missing out on some fantastic content! PBS is designed with learning in mind, and includes videos, images, activities, lesson plans, and more! With engaging resources, clear organization, student-friendly content, and tons of educator supports, PBS is made for the classroom. In this session, we will learn how to find and share PBS resources with your students in any environment. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

88. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative Module 7: Wrapping up Your Program.

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, ESOL Teachers, ELA Teachers, School Administrators, District Administrators, School Counselors

Dates: 5/10/2021

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, with a focus on NYSED's NYSSB Guidance Toolkit. This session will focus on Module 7: Wrapping up Your Program.

89. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Physical Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested staff who need to be recertified for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Dates: 5/11/2021

New
This is the physical interventions part of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools(TCIS) training.

Individuals must be certified yearly in order to maintain their certification.

*MATERIALS- please review the TCIS student workbook prior to the training.

*ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Follow BOCES guidelines for masking. Other PPE precautions will be provided at the training site.

90. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Physical Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested staff who need to be recertified for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Dates: 5/11/2021

New
This is the physical interventions part of the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools(TCIS) training.

Individuals must be certified yearly in order to maintain their certification.

*MATERIALS- please review the TCIS student workbook prior to the training.

*ATTIRE: Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes. Follow BOCES guidelines for masking. Other PPE precautions will be provided at the training site.

91. Follett Destiny Inventory for Librarians (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 5/11/2021

Get a refresher on how to conduct an inventory of your library's collection. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

92. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested staff who need to be recertified for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Dates: 5/13/2021

New
COVID MODIFIED REFRESHER TRAINING: Due to the health pandemic, this training has been modified from its original version. This will be the verbal portion of the training only. This recertification will NOT include the physical interventions, that is a separate session, titled Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Physical Recertification.

Individuals must be certified yearly in order to maintain their certification.

Zoom invite will be emailed to participants the morning of the training.

93. Elementary Resources for Classroom Teachers Part 2: Online Databases (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 5/18/2021

Databases- they aren't just for high school students! Join us as we continue to explore the best digital library content for elementary classrooms. In this session, we'll look at the fantastic classroom-ready resources available in Britannica School, Britannica LaunchPacks, Pebble Go, BrainPOP, and Gale in Context: Elementary. A Zoom link will be shared prior to the start of the course.

94. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All interested staff who need to be recertified for Therapeutic Crisis Intervention

Dates: 5/20/2021

New
COVID MODIFIED REFRESHER TRAINING: Due to the health pandemic, this training has been modified from its original version. This will be the verbal portion of the training only. This recertification will NOT include the physical interventions, that is a separate session, titled Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Physical Recertification.

Individuals must be certified yearly in order to maintain their certification.

Zoom invite will be emailed to participants the morning of the training.

95. Curriculum Writing for ELA, 6-12 - May 26 AM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ELA teachers, 6-12, Curriculum coordinators

Dates: 5/26/2021

The Next Generation Standards will be fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Individual teachers or district teams can participate in aligning curriculum to the Next Generation ELA standards while collaborating with outside districts on unit design, best practices, and resources. It is highly recommended teachers participate in Prioritizing Standards work and/or the ELA Curriculum Change Agent work prior to engaging in curriculum work. This work can continued over several sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Please note: This work can also be done through the lens of a book study depending on the needs of the group.

(You may sign up for just AM on a day or AM and PM. You may also sign up for multiple dates or contact us for customized dates to meet your district's needs).

96. Curriculum Writing for ELA, 6-12 - May 26 PM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: ELA teachers, 6-12, Curriculum coordinators

Dates: 5/26/2021

The Next Generation Standards will be fully implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Individual teachers or district teams can participate in aligning curriculum to the Next Generation ELA standards while collaborating with outside districts on unit design, best practices, and resources. It is highly recommended teachers participate in Prioritizing Standards work and/or the ELA Curriculum Change Agent work prior to engaging in curriculum work. This work can continued over several sessions, depending on the needs of the group.

Please note: This work can also be done through the lens of a book study depending on the needs of the group.

(You may sign up for just AM on a day or AM and PM. You may also sign up for multiple dates or contact us for customized dates to meet your district's needs).

97. May Regional Librarian Meeting (ONLINE)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Monroe 2 BOCES School Librarians

Dates: 5/26/2021

Regional meeting for all school librarians in the Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES region. The first half of the meeting the SLS will share updates and we will have roundtable discussions sharing what we are doing in our buildings/districts to support remote instruction / COVID related changes to our teaching. The second half of the meeting will be a vendor presentation (TBD) where we will learn about new features and best practices for a specific resources.

98. Immigrant Experience Book Club Session 5: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers, Admin, Staff, Counselors, Social Workers who have contact with ELLs

Dates: 5/31/2021

Knowing our students and their stories is the first step in providing an equitable education for English Language Learners. Research shows us time and again that empathy is the gateway to breaking down the barriers that prevent ELLs from being fully included in school communities. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. Please join MidWest RBERN in a virtual book club series focused on the "Immigrant Experience" designed to help educators increase their capacity to identify and empathize with others lived experiences. All book club sessions will be a combination of Schoology work and 1 ZOOM discussion. Schoology codes will be sent prior to the start of the session. Books are to be purchased on your own. Session 5 will run May 1-31 2021 and we will read and discuss "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui.

99. SLS Council June Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 6/1/2021

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

100. SLS Council June Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 6/1/2021

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its June SLS Council Meeting for the 2020-2021 School Year as required under NYSED Regulations. 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, New Standards Instruction...

101. Quick Course: Communicating Clear Expectations for Quality Work

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 6/16/2021

In this asynchronous and self-paced course, you will explore videos about creating clear expectations for your students to help them produce high-quality evidence of their learning. Participants will reflect on their own practices after viewing course materials in order to plan their next step. This course should take you only about an hour to complete! Schoology Course Code: 6VKB-N2XV-K4WKJ