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1. Understanding Teacher Evaluations in NYS

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 11/26/2018

TIFP Program Only
Starting Soon
This session is designed for any participant who is looking to gain a deeper understanding of teacher observation and evaluations in NYS. Participants will gain insights in the NYS law, the rubrics used to observe/evaluate teachers, and how to align best practices.

2. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention For Schools Overview

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: All Interested staff

Dates: 11/27/2018 to 12/4/2018

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

3. Unpacking Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems - Red, Gold, Purple Systems

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Reading Specialists, AIS/Rtl Providers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/27/2018 to 12/18/2018

Participant will explore the organization of the LLI systems and how to effectively use the systems to teach 30-45 minute lessons to small groups of learners with similar needs. The features of Leveled Literacy Intervention include:
* Fast-paced lessons that include explicit instruction in phone/phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension
* Daily lesson plans using a prescribed sequence of texts purchasable through Heinemann
* Instructional interactions between teachers and students with a low student-teacher ratio
* Emphasis on comprehension of fiction and nonfiction texts with time engaged in reading continuous texts, word study and writing >br/>* Continuum of Literacy Learning to guide the series of lessons

4. Overdrive For Librarians 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/27/2018

Our ebook library has moved to Overdrive, using the new Sora interface for schools. You will learn to navigate the site, download titles and learn about Sora's special features. You'll also get an introduction to Overdrive Marketplace, where you'll go to purchase new titles or print out reports about usage at your school. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop; please download the mobile Sora app in advance.  

5. APPR Recertification for Principal Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 11/28/2018

This training is only for those evaluators who are currently certified.

6. Applying the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 11/28/2018

TIFP Program Only
In this session, participants will learn about the seven research and evidence-based core principles and practices that lay the foundation for improved instruction and results for students with disabilities. Through conversation, participants will also identify specific instructional strategies that can be implemented in both the general and special education classroom.

7. Learning A-Z Tools for Multilingual Learners

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested teachers of ELLs, including ESOL, Bilingual, Literacy and Administrators

Dates: 11/28/2018

Join area colleagues for a workshop on multilingual language teaching resources that you can use with students immediately. The Learning A-Z collection of high-quality products expands literacy and content instruction, and offers resources in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Polish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. RAZ-Plus ELL Edition is a research-based program, designed to support a variety of ENL learning styles, to focus on conversational English and to encourage reading fiction and content-based, high-interest materials at the just-right level. Attendees will receive access and free extended trial to all RAZ Plus ELL Edition materials and lesson plans. Bring your own device for a hands-on experience. Audience: ESOL Teachers; Bilingual Teachers; Teachers of ELLs; Administrators

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/29/2018

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

9. Makerspace Minis: Make & Take Projects for Libraries 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 11/29/2018

Interested in maker projects but not sure where to start? In this workshop, we will explore hands-on projects that students can complete in 30 minutes or less. We will use recycled and inexpensive materials to create fun and engaging make-and-take projects.   

10. Performance Assessment Design in the Three Modes of Communication

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 11/30/2018

How do we design Integrated Performance Assessment? How can we move students to higher performance targets toward the Seal of Biliteracy? Students often learn and are assessed in limited contexts with highly predictable or forced choice items that hinder proficiency goals. This professional learning opportunity will guide teachers on transfer task development in the three modes of communication if the World Readiness standards: Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational. These tasks are designed for learners to engage critical thinking skills with intercultural competence and to solve problems and create products of value beyond the classroom. LIVE PD FULL DAY ASSESSMENT DESIGN IN THE THREE MODES OF COMMUNICATION This hands-on design day will guide teachers to develop performance-based assessment tasks with the three communicative modes and write "Can Do" self-assessment statements for each mode. Participants will have a gallery walk of tasks and receive feedback, ready for pilot implementation in their classrooms. Participants will also take part in feedback surveys before and after the live professional development. **Register by October 29, 2018

11. Learning Targets 101

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 11/30/2018

TIFP Programn Only
This session will help participants to understand what is a learning target and how to develop learning targets aligned to the NYS Standards. This session will help K-12 participants be able to craft their own learning targets, the purpose of using them, and how maximize learning targets to improve student achievement results.

12. Collegial Circle For Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 12/3/2018

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

13. Rethinking the Whole Class Novel in Secondary ELA

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2018

Have your always taught "The Great Gatsby", Romeo and Juliet", or "Of Mice and Men"? Or perhaps a more contemporary text set such as "Hunger Games" or "Speak"? Are you bored with the same texts for looking to update your units and be sure they are Common Core aligned? Do you feel like you're doing all the talking and thinking and reading? Then this session is for you! Come learn with colleagues about alternative ways of approaching whole class novels, whether contemporary or classics, to align to standards, incorporate new literacies and engage students. Plan on leaving with a possible text set and unit plan outline. Follow up courses and coaching possible.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/4/2018

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

15. Britannica Social Studies LaunchPack 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2018

Ready to Launch into Social Studies? Britannica LaunchPacks Social Studies is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and primary source documents. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop!   

16. B4S Gr 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

17. B4S: Kindergarten - Pushes & Pulls

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/5/2018

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

18. The Skills They Need - How to Integrate Social, Emotional and Literacy Learning

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 12/5/2018

Social and emotional learning is at the heart of good teaching, but as standards and testing requirements consume classroom time, these critical skills often get sidelined. This session will show teachers how to incorporate these skills into literacy lessons. Your students will learn how to empathize with others, develop self-control and perseverance, all while becoming confident readers and writers. This session introduces the research behind stress and trauma and the impact it has on learning. You'll learn what happens in the brain and body, along with counter measures that support students in regulating their emotions. Specific social and emotional skills will be highlighted, including the skill of observing students and noticing patterns of behavior. You will have time to discuss, plan and practice activities for your own classroom. Teachers will learn how to use the workshop model to create ELA lessons that focus on social/emotional needs of the class. They will participate in a lesson empathy, read picture books and plan Read Alouds that address literacy standards and can be implemented immediately. The day will also include Mindfulness for Teachers. In this interactive session, teachers will learn meditation techniques for themselves and how to add mindfulness into the curriculum Mary Anne will provide two sessions as follow up for support. These will occur via Zoom video teleconferencing and will be collaboratively scheduled at the end of the full-day session. Register by November 3, 2018

19. Britannica Science LaunchPack 

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 12/5/2018

Ready to Launch into Science? Britannica LaunchPacks Science is a ready-to-use, standards-aligned resource to help you meet your students’ literacy and inquiry needs. These topic-based packs include curated up-to-date articles, images, videos, interactives, and websites. LaunchPacks are ready to use or can be customized to allow for differentiation instruction. Bring your curriculum map to this hands-on workshop!   

20. Word Study 101

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 12/5/2018

TIFP Program Only
Word study is an approach to spelling instruction that moves away from a focus on memorization. The approach reflects what researchers have discovered about the alphabetic, pattern, and meaning layers of English orthography. Teachers use a variety of hands-on activities, often called word work, to help students actively explore these layers of information. During this session, we will explore what the research says about this approach, experience it ourselves, and learn some tips to support this approach in classrooms.

21. Effective Use of Formative Assessment

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 12/6/2018

TIFP Program Only
A common interpretation of Formative Assessment is that it is frequent checks for understanding. However, it is so much more than that. Effective use of Formative Assessment can support students’ learning and help students make significant progress toward their learning goals. In this session, we will clarify our thinking about Formative Assessment and begin to plan how to create and use Formative Assessment more effectively in our classrooms.

22. Coach Johnson's Keys to Effective Leadership

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Athletic Directors, Athletic Coaches

Dates: 12/7/2018

During this interactive workshop, Jim will share his seven keys to effective leadership. Through the use of individual and group activities Jim will provide a blueprint on how to develop a successful athletic program. In that blueprint, Jim will share organizational ideas for developing your student athletes and coaching staff. Jim will communicate a number of motivational strategies to improve the individual and team dynamics. **This session will include a Q & A session and homework assignments.

23. Solution Focused Approach for School Professionals

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 12/7/2018

This workshop is a combination of active learning experiences and discussions. Participants will learn questions which are characteristic of Solution Focused Brief Therapy and how to incorporate these questions into their work as educators in all roles. Areas include: Preferred Future Questions, Scaling Questions, Coping Questions, and Exception Questions. Participants will also practice affirming client strengths and identifying next small steps towards a preferred future. Participants will leave the workshop feeling energized, refreshed, and ready to take their next small step to incorporate these Solution Focused questions into their work with students and colleagues alike in a way that is most useful for them. Learning Objectives: * In this workshop, participants will learn 4 types of solution focused questions that can be used in their roles as school professionals. * Following the workshop, participants will identify their next small steps to incorporate solution focused questions in their roles as school professionals. * Throughout the workshop, participants will practice solution focused questions with each other and will notice how they respond to solution focused questions in a way that increases feelings of hope and agency. * Following the workshop, participants will be able to pivot from problem talk to solution building with clients. **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.

24. Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 12/10/2018

TIFP Program Only
This session will be an introduction to some of the current best practices in Writing Instruction being implemented in schools. Join us as we discuss how writing workshops, individual conferencing and the use of rubrics and self-assessment can improve student outcomes in writing. We will also be overviewing the 6+1 Traits of Writing as a common language to use when discussing writing in the classroom.

25. Minecraft in the Classroom

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Classroom Teachers and Staff

Dates: 12/11/2018

Minecraft
Windows 10
This introductory workshop is designed specifically for K-12 teachers who would like to introduce Minecraft and computational thinking into their classroom. Participants will learn why Minecraft enhances learning experiences for both students and educators, explore digital resources available to educators, and learn about the unique features of Minecraft.

26. B4S Gr 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/12/2018

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

27. B4S: Weather for Kindergarten Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/12/2018

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

28. Engagement and the Introverted Student

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2018

Participants in this hybrid course will participate in an online book study centered on "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. This course will use this text as a springboard for conversation around student engagement and our expectations around what that may (or may not!) look like. Participants will meet in person following he study for a half-day PD in which applicable ideas for the classroom will also be shared. **NOTE: Participants are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the book.

29. Coding in the Elementary Library

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Library Staff

Dates: 12/13/2018

Coding is a fantastic way to build computational thinking and problem solving skills. What does coding look like at the elementary level? Let's explore! We will examine some of the free tools that are available to make coding engaging and meaningful for younger students in elementary libraries.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 12/18/2018

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

31. Promoting Partnership Between Schools and Child Protective Services

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 1/7/2019

New
Child Protective Services invites the schools within Monroe County to participate in on ongoing collaborative that would meet 2-3 times per year. Topics of discussion to be driven by questions/information we are seeking from one another with the goal of increasing partnership and understanding of the work we do and to keep kids safe and connect families to services. Focus of this discussion for this meeting will be the Educational Stability and Transportation Requirements for Children in Foster Care. **Registration begins at 8:00 AM

32. SLS Council January Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 1/8/2019

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

33. APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 1/8/2019 to 1/17/2019

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.

34. SLS Council January Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 1/8/2019

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

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/9/2019

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

36. TIG Training: Cycle 2 Winter

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Identified members of TIG Teams

Dates: 1/10/2019 to 4/9/2019

This training is for designated members of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in Schools. Fall Group of schools/districts include: Brockport, East Irondequoit, Greece, Honeoye Falls Lima, McQuaid, Mercy, Pittsford, Renaissance Academy, Spencerport, Webster, West Irondequoit, Wheatland Chili, Young Women's College Prep Charter
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 2018-2019 school year include the following topics:

- Day 1 : Grief & Loss at School Trauma

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

- Day 3: School Violence TIG Implementation

- Day 4: Critical Incident Stress Management
NOTE; Registration begins 30 minutes before listed start times

37. NYSAA: New Teachers Annual Training

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Dates: 1/14/2019

This 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.

38. NYS Seal of Biliteracy Midwest Regional Collaborative: Session 2

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Seal of Biliteracy Committee Members

Dates: 1/14/2019

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

39. NYSAA: Returning Teachers Annual Training

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Audience: Teachers administering the NYSAA for an additional time

Dates: 1/15/2019

This training is for returning 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 and share any new updates.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/15/2019

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

41. The NYSSLS are Here! Now What? (2 day training)

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/17/2019 to 3/14/2019

PreRequisite: An Introduction to the NYSSLS This two-day workshop will take participants to the next level of understanding about the NYSSLS. Phenomenon, questioning, modeling go hand-in-hand. By incorporating these practices in the elementary science classroom, we expect to improve science instruction and student achievement. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own. - Day 1: Teachers will expand their understanding of phenomenon by participating as "students in a classroom." As teachers, participants will figure out how those questions can be used within a lesson/unit to make it more student-centered. Modeling is used to help assess prior knowledge and current learning. - Prior to Day 2: Teachers will implement their learning about teaching with phenomena and the practices of asking questions and modeling. Teachers should prepare to present their experiences to the group, bringing artifacts of their learning on Day 2. - Day 2: Participants will meet back together to reflect on the classroom implementation, share their artifacts of learning and participate in feedback discussions on how to refine their practice. Participants will leave Day 2 with concrete next-steps related to incorporating phenomena, questioning, and modeling into their daily instruction.

42. BOCES 4 Science Showcase of Units

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Science Curriculum leaders, Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/18/2019

Plan to attend this informational meeting about elementary science (K-5) units that have been developed based on the new NYS Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). Over the past 3 years, teachers from districts throughout our region have convened for professional development and the creative endeavor of writing a new science unit tied to one of the NYSSLS topics for each grade. This session will provide a brief overview of the important shifts in science instruction, our unit development process, and the Standards addressed. Participants will have plenty of time to ask questions and review the newly published teachers guides. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session.

43. Virtual Reality with Lenovo Mirage Solo Headsets

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Librarians, and Instructional Technology Specialists

Dates: 1/22/2019

Virtual Reality
Come explore the Virtual Reality Field Trips your students can take using these 3D headsets! No cellphones needed! Focus on STEM and virtual expeditions. These are loaner units available from Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES - only districts in Monroe 2 BOCES, please!

44. B4S Gr 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019

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

45. B4S: Kindergarten - Pushes & Pulls

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019

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

46. Principal Evaluators - APPR initial training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 1/23/2019

Full day training for new principal evaluators. The State Education Department requires all evaluators of principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead principal 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.

47. The NYSSLS are Here! Now What? (2 day training)

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019 to 3/28/2019

PreRequisite: An Introduction to the NYSSLS This two-day workshop will take participants to the next level of understanding about the NYSSLS. Phenomenon, questioning, modeling go hand-in-hand. By incorporating these practices in the elementary science classroom, we expect to improve science instruction and student achievement. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own. - Day 1: Teachers will expand their understanding of phenomenon by participating as "students in a classroom." As teachers, participants will figure out how those questions can be used within a lesson/unit to make it more student-centered. Modeling is used to help assess prior knowledge and current learning. - Prior to Day 2: Teachers will implement their learning about teaching with phenomena and the practices of asking questions and modeling. Teachers should prepare to present their experiences to the group, bringing artifacts of their learning on Day 2. - Day 2: Participants will meet back together to reflect on the classroom implementation, share their artifacts of learning and participate in feedback discussions on how to refine their practice. Participants will leave Day 2 with concrete next-steps related to incorporating phenomena, questioning, and modeling into their daily instruction.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/24/2019

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

49. Naviance BOCES 2 Users Conference

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Administrators, Guidance Counselors and Staff, Teachers

Dates: 1/25/2019

New
New York Comprehensive Guidance Plan Requirements and how Naviance can meet those needs, new features, detailed usage reports for districts and time for Q & A. **Available to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES districts only.**

50. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 1/28/2019

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

51. B4S: Kindergarten - Pushes & Pulls

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/29/2019

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

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/30/2019

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

53. B4S Gr 5: Toys Matter Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/30/2019

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

54. B4S Gr 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/8/2019

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

55. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 2/11/2019

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

56. NYSSLS 101: An Intro to the New Science Standards (2 day training)

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers & Administrators

Dates: 2/13/2019 to 4/11/2019

New to the new NYS Science Learning Standards? If yes, you are not alone. The NYSSLS are based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Framework for K-12 Science Education. - Day 1 will provide background about NYSSLS, an overview of how to read them, 3-Dimensional learning, and an exploration of instructional moves to bring back to your classroom. - Between Days 1 & 2, participants will experiment with incorporating specific instructional moves into their teaching of science. - Day 2, teachers will bring artifacts that represent both their science instruction as well as student learning. These artifacts will be the central focus for reflection, refinement, sharing of ideas, and planning of next steps. This session is FREE to district members of regional science curriculum writing; all others $125 per person. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

57. B4S Gr 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/15/2019

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

58. B4S Gr 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/27/2019

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

59. SLS Coumcil March Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/5/2019

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

60. STEM and the NYSSLS

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/7/2019

Before there were the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), before there were the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there was STEM. The focus on STEM came about as educational leaders realized that many of tomorrow's jobs would involve the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math or STEM. The ways that STEM is part of our new Science Standards is the focus of this workshop. Through hands-on activities and discussion, we will discover the many ways in which NYSSLS asks science teachers to incorporate Engineering and Technology into their instruction. If you have a favorite STEM activity, come ready to share! We will assess its correlation to the NYSSLS. Registration will CLOSE one-week before the session. Lunch is on your own.

61. B4S Gr 2: Save the Bees Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/12/2019

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

62. Disrupting Poverty

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 3/12/2019

Drawing upon decades of research and myriad authentic classroom experiences, Kathleen and William dispel harmful myths, explain the facts, and urge educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students. They share the powerful voices of teachers -many of whom grew up in poverty - to amplify the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: * Caring relationships and advocacy * High expectations and support * Professional accountability for learning * The courage and will to act **Register by February 1, 2019

63. NYS Seal of Biliteracy Midwest Regional Collaborative: Session 3

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Seal of Biliteracy Committee Members

Dates: 3/12/2019

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

64. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 3/25/2019

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

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/26/2019

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

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

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: All interested staff

Dates: 4/10/2019

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

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

Program: Elementary Science Program

Dates: 4/23/2019

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

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 4/25/2019

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

69. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 4/29/2019

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

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

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Seal of Biliteracy Committee Members

Dates: 5/13/2019

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

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/14/2019

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

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/15/2019

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

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 5/16/2019

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

74. SLS Council May Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

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

75. SLS Council May Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 5/21/2019

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