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1. World Language Regional Standards Committee

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested World Language Teacher, LOTE, ENL Teachers, and Administrators

Dates: 9/16/2019 to 12/6/2019

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This committee's purpose is to support the NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) in a revision process of the State's LOTE Standards, also referred to as World Languages. To ensure that the revised standards reflect the views of educators and stakeholders from throughout New York State, OBEWL will convene Regional Standards Review Committees* that will represent various parts of the State with a wide range of expertise including classroom teachers, building leaders, district level leaders, parents, students, higher education faculty, world language organization representatives and business and community members. *These meetings are open to committee members who have applied and have been selected by NYSED OBEWL.

2. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Earth Processes in NYS Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/17/2019

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

3. Orientation and Elements of Effective Instruction: New TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 9/17/2019

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

4. Orientation: TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 9/17/2019

TIFP Program Only
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This orientation is open to Fellows accepted into and returning to the TIFP program during the 2018-2019 school year. Choose EITHER the 9/17, am or pm, OR the 9/18 date.

5. Orientation and Elements of Effective Instruction: New TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 9/17/2019

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

6. Orientation: TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 9/17/2019

TIFP Program Only
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This orientation is open to Fellows accepted into and returning to the TIFP program during the 2018-2019 school year. Choose EITHER the 9/17, am or pm, OR the 9/18 date.

7. Reading Recovery Teacher Training - Fall Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Only Teachers accepted into the Reading Recovery Training Program

Dates: 9/17/2019 to 12/17/2019

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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 porcesses. * 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.

8. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Administrators and Elementary teachers

Dates: 9/18/2019

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

9. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2: Save the Bees! Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2019

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

10. BOCES 4 Science: Middle School - Waves & Electromagnetic Radiation

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 9/18/2019

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This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this topic, and formative assessments 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.

11. Reading Recovery Opening Session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Reading Recovery Teachers, Reading Recovery Administrators

Dates: 9/18/2019

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Reading Recovery Opening Session During this session we will review procedures, timelines, IDEC and take any questions.

12. Orientation and Elements of Effective Instruction: New TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 9/18/2019

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

13. Orientation: TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 9/18/2019

TIFP Program Only
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This orientation is open to Fellows accepted into and returning to the TIFP program during the 2018-2019 school year. Choose EITHER the 9/17, am or pm, OR the 9/18 date.

14. ELL Advocacy Working Group 2019-2020

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers

Dates: 9/18/2019 to 6/10/2020

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English Language Learners are the fastest growing segment of the K-12 school population and yet schools often struggle to provide them with an equitable education. Please join us for this year long collaboration where we will be working on behalf of the ELLs in our region to advocate for better resources, greater access to curriculum, language rights, partnering with families, and full inclusion of ELLs into school and communities.

15. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Administrators and Elementary teachers

Dates: 9/19/2019

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

16. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3 Investigating Weather & Climate Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/19/2019

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

17. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5 PILOT training for Earth & Space Explorers

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/20/2019

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The new Grade 5 Earth & Space Explorers unit PILOT training will be held for those participants who have signed up to pilot this unit. Only those who have signed up to pilot this unit may attend. Please contact Mary Thomas for more information.

18. Get Them Talking: Increasing Oral Language Opportunities for ELLs

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All Teachers of ELLs (classroom, content area teachers, ENL teachers, Special Education teachers)

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 10/11/2019

**3-Week Online Course** Oral language provides the foundation for literacy skills for English language learners of all ages and proficiencies. Moving this principle into instructional practice, however, can present a challenge. This course will give teachers of ELLs the background and tools necessary to increase opportunities for oral language in the classroom. Mid-West RBERN is offering the course online through the Schoology platform so that participation is self-paced and flexible. Participants will engage with readings, videos and discussion boards on a weekly basis to complete the course and receive 3 CTLE hours.

19. Fallback into Digital Learning Day Information Session

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Teachers, K12Librarians, K12Tutors

Dates: 9/23/2019

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On October 8th, you can join in for 3 Tracks of Content Providers for videoconferencing programs from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. Join this information session to find out more about the different sessions and how your class or school can participate via distance learning. Both the information session and the day are free!

20. SLS Council September Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/24/2019

The Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES School Library System will be holding its September SLS Council Meeting 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, eBook Instruction, New Standards Instruction...

21. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3: Where are the Wolves? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/24/2019

SUMMER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 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.

22. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4 Earth's Processes in NYS

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 9/24/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

23. SLS Council September Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/24/2019

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... 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. For this session we will be attending the RRLC sponsored We Need Diverse Books training.

24. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3 Investigating Weather & Cllimate

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 9/25/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

25. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4 Riding the Waves of Information

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 9/25/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

26. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Deer, Deer Everywhere Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019

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.

27. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5 Deer, Deer Everywhere

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 9/26/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

28. Fallback into Digital Learning Day Information Session

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: K12 Teachers, K12Librarians, K12Tutors

Dates: 9/26/2019

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On October 8th, you can join in for 3 Tracks of Content Providers for videoconferencing programs from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration. Join this information session to find out more about the different sessions and how your class or school can participate via distance learning. Both the information session and the day are free!

29. Seal of Biliteracy Regional Collaborative

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Seal of Biliteracy Committee members, including Administrators, teachers and counselors

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 4/27/2020

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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 piloting the NYSED Modules.

30. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 1 Sending Messages with Light and Sound

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/1/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

31. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Earth Processes in NYS Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/1/2019

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.

32. Community-Building Circle Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Counselors, Administrators

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 10/3/2019

This 3 day Community-building circles offer a safe space where people can communicate openly and honestly, listen deeply and build a sense of community. In this training, participants will learn how to develop and use circle values and guidelines, the importance of storytelling, ways to build trust among circle participants, practical applications for using circles, how to plan and facilitate a circle, and ways to create a positive culture within a classroom, building or community.

33. OverDrive for Librarians

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/1/2019

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.

34. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2019

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.

35. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Deer, Deer Everywhere Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/2/2019

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. Engaging the Disengaged Reader: Creating Classrooms Where Students WANT to Read

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, grade 3-8

Dates: 10/2/2019

Join us in this workshop as we share new ideas for helping classroom teachers: Create engagement and relevance Encourage responsive and responsible reading Deepen comprehension Develop lifelong reading habits

37. 4 Science: Gr. 3 Investigating Weather & Climate Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2019

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.

38. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2 Save the Bees!

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/3/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

39. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Riding the Waves of Information Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2019

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.

40. APPR Recertification for Lead Evaluators of Teachers (RCSD) PM

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2019

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

41. Worksheet Busting with HyperDocs (ONLINE)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Dates: 10/7/2019

HyperDocs are interactive, student-centered, online documents that utilize digital tools to replace stale, passive worksheets with collaborative learning experiences. They shift the way teachers instruct with technology to engage students and add opportunities for the 4 C's: creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication. In this self-paced, online course you will walk through the steps to design a HyperDoc to use in the classroom, "spicing up" an upcoming lesson!

This class is online via the Schoology platform. It is planned to start the week of October 7th if there are at least 10 registrations. If enrolled, you will be emailed the course code and log in instructions. The class last 4 weeks and is self-paced, intended to be about 4 hours of work, if the work is completed satisfactory. Partial credit can be awarded. Questions? Please email the instructor Sarah Misco at smisco@monroe2boces.org

42. Overview on the Next Generation ELA Standards TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/7/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session will provide an overview of the structure and content of the Next Generation ELA Standards. We will also be exploring the vertical alignment of the Standards.

43. Using Graphic Novels, Graphic Nonfiction, and Graphic Biographies in the Classroom

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers and Librarians

Dates: 10/7/2019

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How and why should graphic novels and non-fiction be used for education? What makes them appealing to children and teens? How can we convince parents and educators that illustrated texts are a valid form of learning? Presenter G. (Greg) Neri will address these questions and concerns. Greg is the author of picture books, graphic novels, middle grade novels, young adult novels, and non-fiction for kids and teens. His most recent publication is GRAND THEFT HORSE, a graphic biography about a horse trainer who stole her own racehorse, and he has a forthcoming graphic novel about Antarctica. This event is sponsored by the School Library Systems of Monroe One BOCES, Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES, and the Rochester City School District. Also sponsored by the Monroe County Library System and Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library.

44. Mobilize Your SMART Notebook Lessons with the SMART Learning Suite Online

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff; Librarians; Support Staff

Dates: 10/8/2019

SMART Learning Suite
The SMART Learning Suite Online allows teachers open and edit their SMART Notebook lessons online and share them to any student device to boost active learning! Connecting via laptop, phone, tablet, or desktop, students can complete interactive assignments and learn at their own pace. Teachers can also gain valuable insights with real-time formative assessments and foster student co-creation in collaborative workspaces. It's a whole new way to spark active learning and encourage your students to challenge themselves. Come prepared to create interactive lessons to immediately implement in your classroom!

45. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. K - Pushes & Pulls Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/9/2019

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.
This workshop is a combination of active learning experiences and discussions. Participants will learn questions which are characteristic of SFBT and how to incorporate these questions into their work as school mental health professionals: Preferred Future questions, Scaling questions, coping questions, exception questions. Participants will practice affirming client strengths and identifying next small steps that will be useful and helpful. Participants will leave the workshop feeling energized and ready to incorporate SF questions into their work in a way that is most useful for them. **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.

47. Digital Storytelling with WeVideo (6-12)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Secondary Education Teachers and Teaching Staff

Dates: 10/9/2019

Students as Creators
Digital storytelling is a short form of digital media production that allows everyday people to share aspects of their story. Video is perhaps, the most popular form of digital storytelling and a very effective way to communicate information. The ability to effectively and create media such as video, is an important skill for educators and students to develop. WeVideo is an online video production editor which will allow users to create and edit their own movies. Using their phones, students can record video and upload it directly to the WeVideo cloud to edit, while adding elements such as photos, graphics, titles, animated voiceovers, or voiceovers. Unlike many other video editing programs, WeVideo is designed to be efficient and powerful for all users. If you've tried video production in the past and found it time-consuming or challenge, give WeVideo a try. *** Teachers will need a paid or free version of WeVideo to participate in this workshop. If you do not have a WeVideo account through your school district, please sign up for one at http://www.WeVideo.com

48. Advanced Solution Focused (SF) Techniques for School Mental Health Professionals - PM session

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/9/2019

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This workshop is a combination of active learning experiences and discussions. Participants will practice SFBT techniques and learn how to stay solution focused in a conversation. Participants will learn a Solution Focused Framework that can be used in parent conferences or meetings. Participants will view videos of expert therapists conducting SF sessions and will have the opportunity to role play a SF conversation. Participants will leave the workshop understanding how they can consistently and intentionally incorporate SF techniques into their conversations in schools, including student meetings, and colleague or parent conferences. **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.

49. BOCES 4 Science: Weather for Kindergarten Unit Training (Date Change)

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/9/2019

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. NOTE: Some published prof dev calendars listed this date as Oct. 18th. It will actually occur on Oct. 9th.

50. Using Data to Inform Instruction - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/9/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session will provide participants with an overview on NYS data reports available to teachers in NYS and how to use the various reports. The session will also address how to use NYS and other data to inform instruction.

51. CR 154-3 Language Proficiency Team Scenarios from the Field. Collaborative session between Mid West RBERN and RPC.

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested Admistrators and Teachers who support the Language Proficiency Team function in their district.

Dates: 10/10/2019

This session is a follow-up to our general LPT informational session. We briefly discuss the role of the Language Proficiency Team, while primarily focusing on questions, implementation and scenarios that have presented in the region.

52. Moving Beyond the Literal: Teaching Students to Interpret Texts

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Grade 3 - 8

Dates: 10/10/2019

This workshop will discuss strategies for building independence and higher level thinking about the texts we are reading. We will explore basic inferring strategies as a foundation on which to build deeper interpretations.

53. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 1 A Bunny's Life

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/11/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

54. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2 Earth's Features

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/11/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

55. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3 Where are the Wolves?

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/11/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

56. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5 Got Water?

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/11/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

57. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5 Toys Matter

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/11/2019

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: This comprehensive professional development session will include specific information on the appropriate grade level NYSSLS topic, 3-Dimensional instructional strategies, 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 two weeks before the session. Lunch is on your own.

58. Re-Imagining Information Fluency and Standards Alignment for our Students

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Staff, teachers, administrators

Dates: 10/11/2019

Students are the heart of any school library program. As school librarians, we know we must teach our students the skills they need to succeed in the ever-changing and complex information environment. The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) has been re-imagined to provide a guide for that teaching; it is a comprehensive PD-12 continuum of the skills, responsibilities, and dispositions that will enable our students to flourish, both personally and academically. The skills of the ESIFC will align with the expectations of various national and New York State standards documents, including NextGen science standards, New York's Social Studies and ELA standards, and AASL and ISTE standards. In this workshop, we will explore the new ESIFC and translate it into action. You will discover essential skills of inquiry, multiple literacies, design thinking, social responsibility, and even student agency. Most importantly, you will be able to collaborate with colleagues to develop personalized approaches, lessons, formative assessments, and strategies to transform teaching and learning in your school.

59. Destiny & OverDrive: Ask Us Anything

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Clerks

Dates: 10/11/2019

Learn more about the library tech tools that you use every day. We'll have a menu of tips, tricks, and tweaks to get the session started, but please bring along any questions or problems you would like us to tackle. Bring your own laptop so you can work on your own catalog during the class.

60. Secondary Principals Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/14/2019 to 5/11/2020

This forum is designed for secondary principals and will meet four times per year. The sessions will focus on the specific topics of the group's choosing and may implement a guest speaker approach. The goal of this forum is to provide collegiality, professional development and networking opportunities for the participants.

61. BOCES 4 Science Gr 1: A Bunny's Life Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Administrators and Elementary Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2019

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.

62. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Toys Matter Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2019

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.

63. Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Classroom: What is it and How Can I Teach It?

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 teachers, school mental health professionals, and other school staff

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 12/3/2019

This is an interactive 3-day training series will focus on building a foundation for social and emotional learning in the classroom and will incorporate the 5 key social and emotional competencies all children need to be successful in school and life. Day 1 will introduce SEL and the first competency of Self Management Day 2 will examine Self Awareness and Social Awareness Day 3 will explore Relationship Skills and Decision Making

64. OverDrive for Teachers

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/16/2019

Come and explore the new Monroe 2 BOCES ebook and audiobook library in OverDrive! We'll explore the Sora app, which has features specially geared to the classroom use of ebooks. During this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how you can personalize the catalog and ebook interface, and try out features like highlight and insert notes, add new words to your glossary, and get your personal reader statistics.

65. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools Recertification

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/17/2019

This course reviews the Therapeutic Crisis Interventions for Schools (TCIS) concepts and a review of the physical interventions. This is an annual recertification.

66. Starlab Certification Course

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 10/29/2019

New
This two day course will teach teachers how to use the equipment for the Starlab Portable Planetarium. In addition, sample lessons for the Starlab aligned to NYSSLS Standards will be demonstrated. After teachers become certified, they are able to teach lessons in their school at various grade levels using the Starlab equipment. Also, the teacher/school receive the benefit of borrowing the equipment for half the cost.

67. Breakout for Vocabulary

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff; Librarians; Support Staff; Administrators

Dates: 10/17/2019

BreakoutEDU
Vocabulary practice can be dry, repetitive, and disengaging, but it doesn't have to be! Imagine adding a little mystery, where students are led to wonder and explore. Now mix in immediate feedback, where students can test theories and then iterate their approach. Breakout EDU has provided a bridge from the exciting "escape room" experience to the classroom. Students collaborate, think critically and design creative solutions, all while working closely with the vocabulary necessary to make connections between big ideas in any given content. Vocabulary doesn't have to be a chore. Satisfy your curiosity and see how it can be transformed into the pieces of an experience with which students can truly engage.

Although we will be focusing on English - great ideas here for Foreign Language and ELL Teachers too!

*Breakouts are best in large groups - so bring a friend or building colleague!*

68. SMART Learning Suite Online - Creation Time

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff; Librarians; Support Staff

Dates: 10/17/2019

SMART Learning Suite
After learning about the SMART Notebook Learning Suite Online in the morning, stay to work on creating new lessons and converting your old SMART Notebook lessons over to the new Learning Suite, in this supported lab time.

69. Mathematical Practices: What does it look like in the classroom? TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/17/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is designed to help K-12 math participants understand the mathematical practices and what this means for instruction. The session will provide an in-depth overview on the practices and how teachers can develop aligned lessons.

70. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 2: Save the Bees! Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 10/18/2019

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.

71. Navigating the Road to Success: Guiding ELLs to Graduation in New York

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Teachers & Staff grades 6-12

Dates: 10/18/2019

New
This workshop is for school counselors, administrators and other educators who work with ELLs in grades 6-12. Topics include: Registration, identification, placement & ENL scheduling; Subgroups of ELL/MLLs; Assessments for ELLs; Transferring credits from other countries; Community & Family Resources; NYS Seal of Biliteracy & LOTE credit requirements for ELLs; "Graduation Pathways" Amended Graduation Requirements for ELLs; NYSED's Graduation Rate Improvement and Dropout Prevention Planning Tool & Individualized Graduation Plan Template *Please bring an electronic device *Lunch is on your own

72. What is Bilingual Education? TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/18/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session will focus on understanding what Bilingual Education is and how to support Home Language in your class. This session is open to K-12 teachers in all content areas. Participants will gain an understanding of how to best support a wide range of learners from a variety of backgrounds. Lourdes Roa is the Coordinator for the Mid-West Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network.

73. Assistant Principals Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Assistant Principals

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 5/12/2020

This forum is for all assistant principals in our region. This is an opportunity to dialogue with other principals from other districts to discuss pertinent topics and issues and to encourage collegiality and ongoing dialogue.

74. TIG Training: Cycle 1 Fall

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Identified members of TIG Teams

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 1/14/2020

This training is for designated members of the Consortium on Trauma, Illness, and Grief in Schools. Fall Group of schools/districts include: BOCES 1,Brighton,Churchville-Chili,Clyde Savannah, Gates Chili,Holley, Mercy, Rush- Henrietta, Spencerport and Wheatland-Chili.
Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's state Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0390.
Training for the 2010-20 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 & 5: Critical Incident Stress Management
NOTE; Registration begins 30 minutes before listed start times

75. Restorative Discipline Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 10/23/2019

Participants of this 2 day workshop will learn and practice ways to create a restorative classroom environment, using I-messages to express feelings and needs, engaging in restorative conversations, facilitating circles to repair harm, and utilizing the re-engagement circle process.

76. 2019-2020 Reading Recovery Ongoing Professional Development - Group 1

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Trained Reading Recovery Teachers: Byron-Bergen, North Rose-Wolcott, Elba, Hilton

Dates: 10/23/2019 to 5/20/2020

NOTE: This professional development is only open to Reading Recovery Teachers in the following school districts: Byron-Bergen, North-Rose Wolcott, Elba, and Hilton. Intended Learning Outcomes: * Participate in the observation of teaching procedures demonstrated by the trained colleagues behind the two-way mirror. * Engage in in-depth study of the components of Reading Recovery lessons and the theoretical foundations for them. * Continue to refine observational expertise of children's on-going literacy development in order to better inform decision making for instruction. * Learn how to best support struggling emergent readers and develop skill in teaching children selected for intervention using effective instructional procedures and theory. * Analyze reading and writing records and discuss teaching decisions. * Examine data and discuss Reading Recovery results at the school level. * Discuss and solve implementation problems at the school level. * Participate with the Teacher Leader in planning and evaluating Continuing Contact sessions. * Engage in self-evaluation and reflection of theory and practice leading to on-going professional growth and effective teaching. **Persons who are NOT trained, but are interested in observing a session should contact Stephanie Smyka, Site Coordinator: ssmyka@monroe2boces.org

77. Understanding Teacher Evaluations in NYS TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/23/2019

TIFP Program Only
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.

78. 9 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Digital Readers

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff

Dates: 10/24/2019

Digital Learning Skills
How much has the digital age transformed reading and literacy in your classroom? Are you balancing digital and print reading experiences for students? With so many to choose from, it is challenging for teachers to select and leverage digital tools and resources for students to master essential content knowledge and gain vital digital competencies such as reading, evaluating and comprehending digital text. This session will present strategies and tools to support readers of all text types. Participants will learn strategies for to support readers across content areas with tools that are friendly for any device that can access to a web browser. Teachers will have time to explore and select tools and resources to ensure the right balance to prepare digital age learners in their classrooms.

79. Developing IEPs for English Language Learners with Special Needs

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interested CSE members

Dates: 10/24/2019

New
Success in educating ELL students with disabilities is achieved in a supportive environment of belonging and academic support with high expectations for all students to learn. The IEP is developed in consideration of an English language learner's individual strengths, skills and needs with specific information regarding the student's culture and language. During this session we will review required information to be included in the IEP and strategies for accurately representing the information gained from multidisciplinary evaluations. This session will work with CR 154 and Part 200 regulations to cover all aspects of complex needs, and planning for ELL/MLL students.

80. 2019-2020 Reading Recovery Ongoing Professional Development - Group II

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Trained Reading Recovery Teachers: LeRoy, Churchville-Chili, York, Geneseo

Dates: 10/24/2019 to 5/21/2020

NOTE: This professional development is only open to Reading Recovery Teachers in the following school districts: LeRoy, Churchville-Chili, York, and Geneseo Intended Learning Outcomes: * Participate in the observation of teaching procedures demonstrated by the trained colleagues behind the two-way mirror. * Engage in in-depth study of the components of Reading Recovery lessons and the theoretical foundations for them. * Continue to refine observational expertise of children's on-going literacy development in order to better inform decision making for instruction. * Learn how to best support struggling emergent readers and develop skill in teaching children selected for intervention using effective instructional procedures and theory. * Analyze reading and writing records and discuss teaching decisions. * Examine data and discuss Reading Recovery results at the school level. * Discuss and solve implementation problems at the school level. * Participate with the Teacher Leader in planning and evaluating Continuing Contact sessions. * Engage in self-evaluation and reflection of theory and practice leading to on-going professional growth and effective teaching. **Persons who are NOT trained, but are interested in observing a session should contact Stephanie Smyka, Site Coordinator: ssmyka@monroe2boces.org

81. BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits for Libraries: New this Year!

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians & Library Staff

Dates: 10/24/2019

Our Monroe 2 Maker collection has grown! If you're ready for some hands-on time with the new kits available for your library, this workshop is for you. For each tool, we will talk about how it works, how it can be used with students, and the educator resources that are available to support you.

82. Enhance the Writing Process with Office 365 Tools (Grades 4-12)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Intermediate/Secondary Teachers and Teaching Staff

Dates: 10/24/2019

Office 365
Student as Creator
Office 365 provides amazing tools to help students begin the process of putting "pen to paper" and developing their ideas into organized, well-written pieces. From researching, to organization, to collaborative peer-editing, to publishing, Office 365 can help support your writers. Accessibility tools such as Dictation and the Immersive Reader can also provide extra support for students with special needs. Come explore the tools that can help you reimagine the writing process.

83. Elementary Principals Forum

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 10/25/2019 to 5/14/2020

This forum is designed for elementary school principals and will meet four times per year. The goal of this forum is to provide elementary principals the opportunity to network with other principals and to dialogue about pertinent topics and issues. The sessions will focus on a specific topic of the group's choosing and implement a guest speaker approach.

84. Explicit and Specially Designed Instruction TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 10/25/2019

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

85. Unpacking Fountas and Pinnell's LLI - Red, Gold, and Purple Systems

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 11/25/2019

Participants 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.

86. Bel Canto Solfeggio

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Teachers

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 2/4/2020

New
John Armstrong, clinician, composer, and author, presents his proven three-step process for teaching beautiful singing with handsign/solfeggio. He will emphasize more than music literacy and explore tone, intonation breathing, line, phrasing and expressive SIGNing with expressive SINGing. John will highlight how to implement this process with extensive materials contained in "The Reading Choir Singer", the course text, which is included in the cost of this training and includes a License to Copy. Teachers will be encouraged to join the American Music Literacy Associations, which offers continued follow-up and support to teachers that integrate Bel Canto Solfeggio in their lessons, classes, and rehearsals.

87. Classroom Management: New TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: TIFP Fellows

Dates: 10/29/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is designed as part two of the mandatory professional development session for Fellows new to the program. The session will provide Fellows with tools, and scenarios to improve their classroom management techniques. The session will also consist of problem solving and developing a classroom management tool box.

88. Classroom Management: New TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: TIFP Fellows

Dates: 10/29/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is designed as part two of the mandatory professional development session for Fellows new to the program. The session will provide Fellows with tools, and scenarios to improve their classroom management techniques. The session will also consist of problem solving and developing a classroom management tool box.

89. Therapeutic Crisis Interventions for Schools Overview

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Aides and Support People

Dates: 10/30/2019 to 11/7/2019

This 4 day training will allow for certification in physical interventions. Participants will receive a Therapeutic Crisis Interventions Student Workbook.

90. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2019

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.

91. Understanding and Supporting Transgender and Gender Diverse Students in Schools

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 10/30/2019

The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with increased awareness and knowledge about gender diversity and schools; family matters about raising a transgender child and navigating the education system in this regard will also be presented. Finally, specific strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students will be highlighted. Session Objectives:

1. To enhance participants' awareness of gender identity and gender diversity matters in schools from multiple perspectives;

2. To introduce tools and resources participants can use not only to assess a system's readiness to accommodate transgender and gender diverse students but to determine the support and transition needs of individual gender diverse youth;

3. To highlight strategies participants can employ to support transgender and gender diverse students and to improve school climates as they pertain to gender diversity.

The presenter for this workshop is Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP. Todd is a professor in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF); he is also a former president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Savage earned his doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and prior to his current position at UWRF, he was on faculty in the school psychology program at New Mexico State University. Dr. Savage's scholarly research interests include LGBTQ+ issues in education with an emphasis in gender diversity; culturally-responsive practice; social justice matters; and school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention.

92. APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 10/31/2019 to 11/6/2019

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. You must complete all 4 days for certification.

93. Minecraft: Coding Made Easy

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff; Librarians; Support Staff

Dates: 10/31/2019

Minecraft
Empower your students to bring imagination to life with Minecraft Education Edition's code builder! Never has the value of coding been more apparent than when students see their worlds come to life based on lines of code they wrote. Your students will love using code to create digital worlds, and you will love how easy it is to facilitate interactive learning experiences with Minecraft.

Get ready for Hour of Code Week December 9-15, 2019!

94. Self Care - Dealing with the Pressures of Leadership in the 21st Century

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School District Leaders

Dates: 11/1/2019

This symposium is for school district leaders. Dr. Stephen Uebbing will be the keynote speaker followed by morning and afternoon breakout sessions. Keynote Speaker, Stephen Uebbing, is a former school superintendent for 23 years and the recipient of the 2009 New York State Council of School Superintendents [NYSCSS] Distinguished Service Award, the council's highest honor. He has co-author of The Life Cycle of Leadership: Surviving and Thriving in Today`s Schools, a book published by Learning Forward publishers that shows administrators how to improve leadership skills and competencies in education. Dr. Uebbing is a former New York State Superintendent of the Year.

Location for this event will be Brockport Downtown, 161 Chestnut St., Rochester 14604, Rm 148


Parking: On street or across the street at Washington Square Garage ( $2/hr, with daily max of $10). Entrance is off Woodbury St.

95. Best Practices in Guided Reading TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 11/1/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is designed to assist K-6 teachers with understanding what guided reading is and how to implement guided reading. Research shows that schools that have adopted guided/strategic reading show improved results in student achievement. Come learn more about Best practices in guided reading!

96. Engaging Parents of ELLs

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All teachers and adminsitrators working with parents of ELLs/MLLs

Dates: 11/4/2019 to 11/22/2019

**3-Week Online Course** Communicating with families of ELLs can have a significant impact on students' academic success and family relationships with the school community. Participants in the course will give thoughtful consideration to the many factors impacting ELL parent engagement and receive the tools necessary to formulate their own plans for the school year. Mid-West RBERN is offering the course online through the Schoology platform so that participation is self-paced and flexible. Participants will engage with readings, videos and discussion boards on a weekly basis to complete the course and receive 3 CTLE hours.

97. Primary Coding: Big Concepts for Little Programmers

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff; Librarians; Support Staff

Dates: 11/5/2019

Coding
Introduce your youngest learners to coding! Coding can be engaging, rigorous, and fun- it can even be screenless! Computational thinking and programming are critical skills for the future, and our students need to develop a strong foundation to be successful. Participants will explore unplugged experiences that build the foundational skills needed to learn how to code.

98. Classroom Management: New TIFP Fellows

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: TIFP Fellows

Dates: 11/5/2019

TIFP Program Only
This session is designed as part two of the mandatory professional development session for Fellows new to the program. The session will provide Fellows with tools, and scenarios to improve their classroom management techniques. The session will also consist of problem solving and developing a classroom management tool box.

99. 5 Assessment Tools Creative Communicators Can Use to Show What They Know

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers and Teaching Staff

Dates: 11/6/2019

Students as Creators
How can teacher help students shift from content consumers to content creators? What can students create to "show what they know"? How are digital products assessed?

Teachers will explore five tools that can be used on any platform to design technology rich assessments that combine student content knowledge and creativity to encourage active deep learning. Teachers will leave with exemplars connected to their curriculum for use during the 2019-20 school year.

100. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/6/2019

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.

101. BOCES 4 Science Gr 1: Sending Messages with Light & Sound Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/7/2019

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.