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1. Erie 1 BOCES Gr 4: Earth's Processes in NYS Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019

Starting Today
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.

2. Erie 1 BOCES Gr 5: Got Water?

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/22/2019

Starting Today
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: 1/22/2019

TIFP Program Only
Starting Today
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. Returning TIFP Fellows Orientation and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/22/2019

TIFP Program Only
Starting Today
Returning fellows will attend a one-hour mandatory professional development session. This will be an orientation outlining the new changes to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training.

5. B4S Gr 5: Got Water? Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019

Starting Soon
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.

6. B4S: Kindergarten - Pushes & Pulls

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2019

Starting Soon
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.

7. Principal Evaluators - APPR initial training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 1/23/2019

Starting Soon
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.

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

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/23/2019

TIFP Program Only
Starting Soon
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.

9. Returning TIFP Fellows Orientation and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/23/2019

TIFP Program Only
Starting Soon
Returning fellows will attend a one-hour mandatory professional development session. This will be an orientation outlining the new changes to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/24/2019

Starting Soon
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.

11. Returning TIFP Fellows Orientation and Madatory Sexual Harassment Training

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/24/2019

TIFP Program Only
Starting Soon
Returning fellows will attend a one-hour mandatory professional development session. This will be an orientation outlining the new changes to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program and Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training.

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

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/24/2019

TIFP Program Only
Starting Soon
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. Naviance BOCES 2 Users Conference

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Administrators, Guidance Counselors and Staff, Teachers

Dates: 1/25/2019

Starting Soon
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.**

14. Collegial Circle for Charter Schools

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers from Charter Schools

Dates: 1/28/2019

Starting Soon
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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. You First! SEL for You and Your Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 teachers, Guidance Counselors, Administrators, Mental Health Professionals, other service area providers

Dates: 1/30/2019

Social emotional leaning can't succeed in your classroom until you've taken a personal ESL inventory. This 6 hour interactive workshop would allow for a personal evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses within the 5 competencies of Social Emotional Leaning, your triggers and hot buttons, self-care strategies, and how these topics can affect your classroom. As you examine and strengthen you own skills in these areas, you will be able to strengthen the practice of those skills with your students and the workshop will conclude with classroom strategies that bolster your SEL practice.

19. Video Coaching: Using technology to Foster Reflection

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/31/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
Reflection is key to becoming a highly effective teacher in NYS. In this session, participants will learn how use the latest technology to videotape their practices and to reflect on what worked well and what needs improvement. You will hear first-hand from an instructional coach who has used the technology to improve her practice and how she uses it with the teachers she works with. Participants will also have the opportunity for follow-up coaching using SWIVL.

20. Statewide Science: Introduction to Assessment Practices in the Science Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Open only to BOCES Statewide Science Reps

Dates: 2/6/2019 to 2/7/2019

BOCES Science Statewide Reps Only
Professor Penuel is Professor of Educational Psychology & Learning Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Penuel’s current research focuses on teacher learning and organizational processes that shape the implementation of educational policies, school curricula, and after school programs. He examines learning and development from sociocultural, social capital, and complex social systems perspectives. In one project funded by the National Science Foundation, he is developing and testing models of teacher professional development related to the Next Generation Science Standards. This session will focus on helping participants gain a better understanding of the different types of assessment used in science classrooms and connecting to practice.

21. The Next Generation Learning Standards: Supporting All Students

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Any teachers, instructional coaches and/or administrators who need to develop a baseline understanding

Dates: 2/6/2019

This conference-style full day session provides turnkey training on the Next Generation Literacy Standards and diverse population groups, including students with Disabilities, and English Language Learners. NOTE: This is a repeat of the session offered in Spring 2018.

22. 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.

23. Collaborative Peer Review Session - Curricular Units ELA

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Instructional coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 2/8/2019

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

24. Breakout EDU for ELA

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 2/8/2019

BreakutEDU
Engaging for ALL Levels
The escape room model is an exciting approach to addressing standards and developing skills in the classroom. This highly engaging and immersive approach sets a series of clues, challenges and puzzles in front of students that require content knowledge, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative problem solving to complete. This training will explore how Breakout games can be used in conjunction with ELA standards to create engaging, rigorous learning opportunities for students. **Breakouts are more fun if there are a lot of people - so ask your coworkers to join you! They are an engaging activity in the classroom for all levels. No fee to attend! ** A great way to end your work week and have a great activity ready for class the week before break!

25. Ok Class, Let’s Settle Down

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/8/2019

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

26. 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.

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 2/12/2019

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

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches, teacher leaders

Dates: 2/12/2019

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

29. SafeSide: Suicide Safer Care - invitation only

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 2/12/2019

Wait ListNew
SafeSide is a framework for suicide prevention that lifts our sights beyond merely ‘keeping clients safe’ toward a vision of evidence-based care that is truly connected with a client’s needs, experiences, and growth potential. SafeSide is the next-generation update of Commitment to Living (Pisani, Cross, Watts, & Conner, 2012), an evidence-based workshop that addresses common dilemmas, demands, and rewards of supporting individuals at risk for suicide. This workshop is sponsored by Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES and the Monroe County Office of Mental Health. Registration fees have been paid by a generous donation from Meg’s Gift. 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. Participants must be invited by separate email to enroll - you will then be waitlisted until invitation is verified.

30. STARLAB Certification Course K-12

Program: Elementary Science Program

Audience: Kindergarten - Grade 12 teachers of science

Dates: 2/12/2019 to 2/28/2019

The STARLAB is an exciting instructional tool that provides a planetarium experience within a school building. Participants will learn to operate the STARLAB and develop lessons for use at their grade level. Registrants MUST attend both days to receive certification. Use of the STARLAB with a district-provided, certified instructor results in a significant cost reduction for districts. STARLAB is available to Monroe One Educational Services and Monroe 1-Orleans BOCES districts only. In the event of INCLEMENT weather - please watch email used for registration. Participants are responsible for their own lunches.

31. OverDrive For Teachers

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2019

New
Come and explore the new Monroe 2-Orleans 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.

32. Building Awareness: NYS Statewide Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Any teachers, instructional coaches and/or administrators who need to develop a baseline understanding

Dates: 2/13/2019

this full-day session provides essential training on NY's Next Generation Standards for ELA. Topics to be covered include an introduction to the changes, the early learning standards and diverse populations, the Lifelong Practices for Readers and Writers, and an exploration of the crosswalk documents. NOTE: This is a repeat of the sessions offered in Spring 2018. **No cost to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts; $25 for all others**

33. 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.

34. A Practical Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/13/2019

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

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 2/14/2019

New
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.

36. 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.

37. Understanding NYSED Approved Teacher Performance Rubrics

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/15/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
This session is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the how the NYSED approved teacher performance rubrics are used for observations. Participants will engage in activities to unpack the rubric and gain an deeper understanding of best practices in instruction.

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals, Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 2/25/2019

New
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.

39. Lifelong Practices for Readers and Writers - ELEMENTARY (half day)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019

New
One new aspect in the revised ELA Standards is the inclusion of the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers, which aim to reflect the changing expectations for what it means to be literate today. To optimally support this vision for literacy classroom planning, coursework, and instruction based on the ELA standards should develop within the context of the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers. In this session, participants will consider what it looks like in classrooms when these practices are purposefully implemented and embedded, and reflect on the current status of implementation across the school. Additionally, participants will consider existing/new instructional strategies that students to engage in these practices in an ongoing and meaningful way. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $25.00.

40. Lifelong Practices for Readers and Writers - SECONDARY (half day)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches and administrators

Dates: 2/26/2019

New
One new aspect in the revised ELA Standards is the inclusion of the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers, which aim to reflect the changing expectations for what it means to be literate today. To optimally support this vision for literacy classroom planning, coursework, and instruction based on the ELA standards should develop within the context of the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers. In this session, participants will consider what it looks like in classrooms when these practices are purposefully implemented and embedded, and reflect on the current status of implementation across the school. Additionally, participants will consider existing/new instructional strategies that students to engage in these practices in an ongoing and meaningful way. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $25.00.

41. 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.

42. Social and Emotional Learning 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

Dates: 2/27/2019 to 4/24/2019

This interactive 3-day training series for K-12 teacher, school mental health professionals, and other school staff will focus on building a foundation for social and emotional learning in the classroom and will incorporate the five key social and emotional competencies all children need to be successful in school and life. Day 1 will introduce Social Emotional Learning 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. Participants will leave with practical strategies for implementation for immediate use in classrooms.

43. Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/27/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
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.

44. BOCES2 Makerspace Kits For Libraries - Spotlight on Sphero BOLT

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/28/2019

New
Come meet the newest member of our Makerspace Collection, Sphero BOLT! We will learn all about playing and coding with BOLT and the Sphero EDU app. We will also look at examples of how BOLT can be used in collaboration with classroom teachers across subject areas and ages. Sphero BOLT is part of the Monroe 2 Makerspace collection, and is available for loan to all librarians in Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES schools.

45. Storyboarding: A Strategic Tool for Differentiation for All

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/1/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
When people in various occupations want to make ideas more understood, they choose a storyboard format. As educational professionals, we are constantly in need of expanding our tools of differentiation. The skill of storyboarding helps students connect to the content. As students see organization and relationships between story parts, they then have more comprehension and are able to make inferences.

46. Self-Paced Office 365 for Beginners Online (4 hours)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/4/2019

Online
Are you new to the Office 365 platform, or interested in a refresher on its many tools and capabilities? In this self-paced online course we’ll cover OneDrive file storage and sharing; collaborating with others in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint online; creating a OneNote notebook to organize your own personal notes, records, or meeting minutes; and creating a Form that can be used as a survey or self-grading quiz. Participants will also learn about the many accessibility tools built right in to the Microsoft platform to help benefit ALL learners. Online, runs March 4 – March 29, 2019 4 weeks

47. Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/4/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
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.

48. Explicit and Specially Designed Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/4/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
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.

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades 2-8, Literacy Specialists K-12, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/4/2019

Are you struggling to keep your students engaged with their independent reading? Are you finding that students aren't investing mental energy i the reading you do as a class? 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

50. Building Awareness: NYS Statewide Next Generation Learning Standards for Mathematics

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Any teachers, instructional coaches and/or administrators who need to develop a baseline understanding

Dates: 3/5/2019

This full-day session provides essential training on NY's Next Generation Standards for Mathematics. Topics to be covered include an introduction to the changes, the early learning standards and diverse populations, as well as how to understand and utilize the Learning Standards document and the built-in support features. NOTE: This is a repeat of the sessions offered in the Spring 2018 **No cost to Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES component districts; $25 for all others

51. Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/5/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
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.

52. 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.

53. Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/5/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
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.

54. Going Deeper with the Next Generation Learning Standards- ELA

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches and administrators

Dates: 3/6/2019

New
Now that we have utilized the crosswalk tools to identify the technical changes to the standards, it’s time to think about what those changes truly mean for instruction. In vertical grade-bands, participants will experience a protocol designed to engage them in deeper thinking about the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers, the language of the standards themselves, as well as the path of cohesion articulated within and across grade levels. Implications for instruction will be identified. Armed with this deeper knowledge, participants will work in a collaborative setting to amend existing, or design new lessons, that reflect alignment to both the Next Generation Standards and the Lifelong Practices. Participants must bring or have electronic access to a lesson/lessons to use during the revision process. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $50.00.

55. 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.

56. Minecraft for ELA

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Technologists

Dates: 3/7/2019

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

57. Making Thinking Visible

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/7/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
This session will examine both the foundational theory of Visible Thinking and the actual application to classroom practice. Participants will engage in Visible Thinking strategies, and will analyze how the practice of making thinking visible will be ready to use in their TIFP placement. In addition, participants will learn strategies that deepen content understanding and help students strengthen their “learning to learn” skills.

58. What is Culturally Responsive Teaching?

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/8/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
This session will provide participants with an opportunity to explore cultural values and how this impacts the learning of their students. Participants will develop an understanding of culturally responsive teaching and how this relates to their role as Fellows.

59. Best Practices in Guided Reading

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/11/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
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!

60. 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.

61. 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

62. Breakout EDU for Social Studies

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 3/12/2019

BreakoutEDU
Engaging for ALL Levels
The escape room model is an exciting approach to addressing standards and developing skills in the classroom. This highly engaging and immersive approach sets a series of clues, challenges and puzzles in front of students that require content knowledge, teamwork, critical thinking, and creative problem solving to complete. This training will explore how Breakout games can be used in conjunction with Social Studies standards to create engaging, rigorous learning opportunities for students. ** Breakouts are more fun with more participants, so invite a co-worker to attend with you! No fee to attend! You hear everyone talking about these - implement one in your classroom and be the talk of your school! **

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. Developmentally Appropriate Practice and P-3 Classrooms

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School/District Leaders

Dates: 3/13/2019

The task of revising the Early Leaning Standards provided an opportunity for stakeholders to articulate a shared understanding of what young children can achieve with our support. Across New York State, educators, community members, researchers, and policymakers all advocated for what would be best for all children - developmentally appropriate expectations within a context that embraces children's multiple identities and differing abilities. But what does that look like in practice? This session will provide school and district leaders time to explore what Developmentally Appropriate Practice is, and is not; earmarks of what makes P-3 a "sensitive period" in child development, and how we can capitalize on this period of time to support learning and development. **No cost to Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES component districts; $50 all others

65. Instructional Leadership for Advanced Literacies (half day)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches and administrators

Dates: 3/13/2019

New
To achieve advanced literacy instruction for ALL students, leaders must work to create a cohesive literacy environment across the whole building. This session will enable leaders to delve into the hallmarks of instruction for advanced literacies, explore what this looks like in curriculum and in practice, and identify key strategies to leverage in service of student achievement. *Registration is FREE to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES component districts - all others $25.00.

66. Collegial Circle: Building Skilled Readers and Writers

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Literacy Specialists K-12, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/13/2019 to 5/6/2019

Engage in a collegial circle regarding strategies in building readers and writers. Participants will receive an 2-hour workshop based on strategies from Jennifer Serravallo with five follow up one hour collegial circle sessions in which participants meet to share opinions, research and strategize. Participants will discuss common needs, questions and interests and have the opportunity for individual and group coaching. Facilitator will also create a schoology group for discussion.

67. The Struggle is Real: Productive Struggle

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Math Teachers K-12, Instructional Leaders/Coaches

Dates: 3/14/2019

Learn how allowing students toe wrestle with the material can build confidence, stick-with-it-ness, and mathematical problem solving. This course will provide teacher moves and strategies to promote positive, productive struggles in the math classroom, along with sample tasks that can be implemented immediately.

68. Superintendent Hearing Roundtable Discussion

Program: Labor Relations

Dates: 3/14/2019

This roundtable forum, offered by the Labor Relations Service, is being offered based on feedback received at our annual Superintendent Hearing Training, and allows for an opportunity to meet with peers in a moderated and collaborative environment to discuss common issues regarding Superintendent Hearings.

69. Discourse in the Mathematics Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Math Teachers K-12, Instructional Leaders/Coaches

Dates: 3/14/2019

Individuals in today's workforce need to clearly communicate with a wide variety of audiences. By incorporating discourse in the mathematics classroom, we encourage students to engage in meaning-building dialogues in order to construct deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. In this workshop we will dig deeper into what mathematical discourse is and explore research-based strategies that can be taken back to the mathematics classroom.

70. Mathematical Practices: What does it look like in the secondary math classroom?

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/18/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
This session is designed to help 7-12 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.

71. Statewide Early Learning Standards: The Role of Play as an Instructional Strategy in the Achievement of P-3 Standards

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 3/19/2019 to 3/20/2019

BOCES Statewide Training
New
This session is open to BOCES Staff Developers who participate in the Statewide Network of Trainings.
Focus questions include:

• What are the differences between open-ended and intentional play? What are the strengths and limitations of both types of play?

• What is the role of the teacher during types of play?

• How can play be leveraged to develop and extend oral language?

• How does play address social/emotional/behavioral strengths and needs of early learners?

• Does all play involve choice?

• How can we guide and support teachers in utilizing play as an instructional strategy to support the achievement of an identified standard/set of standards?

72. OverDrive For Librarians

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 3/19/2019

New
After an orientation to the Sora interface and its features, we'll explore Overdrive Marketplace where you'll 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.

73. Leading with the Mathematical Practices – What Do Instructional Leaders Need to Know?

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, Assistant Principals, Principals, District Office Leadership

Dates: 3/20/2019

New
Join instructional leader colleagues from the region in developing a deeper understanding of the mathematical practices. Participate in discussions designed to support your leadership in considering how you can support regular and deep student engagement in mathematics across classrooms. Additional time will be spent on supporting leaders in classroom look-fors and key questions to ask about classroom practice.

74. Creative Writing in the 21st Century

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff

Dates: 3/20/2019

Inspiration, generation, organization, collaboration, publication. Thoughtful technology use can support and enhance every stage of the (creative) writing process. This session will look at a number of tools and outside-the-box ways to use them for creative writing!

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Classroom Teachers Grades 3-6, Literacy Specialists K-12, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/20/2019

Have you been finding that your students are relying too heavily on the teacher to help them interpret the deeper meanings of texts? How do we guide students toward more independence with deeper thinking about the texts they are reading? Join us for a workshop in which we 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. Interpretation strategies we explore will include ways to help students generate their own initial ideas about texts, then test out their ideas using text evidence, then revisit/rethink based on other possible viewpoints.

76. APPR Recertification for Principal Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: 3/21/2019

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

77. New to NYSESLAT Training

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: Teachers & Administrators New to the NYSESLAT

Dates: 3/21/2019

The New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test or NYSESLAT is the state-mandated assessment designed to measure the English proficiency of English Language Learners (ELLs). It must be administered annually to all ELL students, K-12, by certified and trained teachers. Participants will learn how to administer the 4 components of the NYSESLAT, and how to score the Speaking and Writing sections. *This PD is meant for teachers who have not previously administered the NYSESLAT.

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. Collaborative Peer Review Session - Curricular Units Math

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Teachers, instructional coaches and Teacher Leaders

Dates: 3/26/2019

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

81. Minecraft for Social Studies

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Technologists

Dates: 3/26/2019

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

82. Virtual Field Trips (videoconferencing)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 3/27/2019

VideoConferencing
Virtual Field Trips use videoconferencing to “visit” museums, zoos, experts and classrooms around the state and the globe. In this workshop, participants will learn how virtual field trips can enhance the curriculum and will become familiar with many excellent sources of virtual field trips. In this workshop we will learn about the technology Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES provides your districts to enables you to connect with people and places, as well as, how to find and plan for the “visit.” This course will enable participants to use Internet resources to design a “virtual field trip” for their students. Participants will become familiar with the strategies and resources that educators use to design these field trips, tips and tricks to ensure their success. By the end of the workshop, participants will have designed an effective and engaging virtual field trip that is aligned to the state’s standards.

83. Three Phases of Learning in the Math Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Math Teachers K-12, Instructional Leaders/Coaches

Dates: 3/27/2019

During a math lesson, students are constantly moving in and out of surface, deep and transfer learning. During this workshop, we will look at what each phase looks like during mathematics instruction and how we as educators can foster rich mathematical-learning outcomes for all students.

84. Breakout For Libraries

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/28/2019

New
Time to get on the Breakout bandwagon! Escape room-style games are very popular in schools right now, but what if you don't know anything about them or how they can be used in a library? This session is for you! We will examine the actual Breakout EDU kits and learn about setting locks, finding pre-made Breakout games and game ideas, and even creating your very own games. No box? No problem! We will also explore Breakout's online games. And of course, we will play! Breakout EDU kits are part of the Monroe 2 Makerspace collection, and are available for loan to all librarians in Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES schools.

85. The Beauty of Blunders: Four Mistakes to Make

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 3/29/2019

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

86. English Language Learners in Your Class

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/2/2019

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

87. Literacy in the Content Areas

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/4/2019

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

88. Ok Class, Let’s Settle Down

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/5/2019

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

89. 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.

90. Ensemble Video

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Library Staff, Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2019

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

91. Getting Serious About Humor in the Classroom

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/12/2019

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

92. Transforming Learning with HyperDocs Online (4 hours)

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/22/2019

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

93. 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.

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

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/24/2019

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

95. 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.

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

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/25/2019

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

97. Overview of Next Generation ELA Standards

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/25/2019

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

98. Making Thinking Visible

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 4/26/2019

TIFP Program Only
New
This session will examine both the foundational theory of Visible Thinking and the actual application to classroom practice. Participants will engage in Visible Thinking strategies, and will analyze how the practice of making thinking visible will be ready to use in their TIFP placement. In addition, participants will learn strategies that deepen content understanding and help students strengthen their “learning to learn” skills.

99. 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.

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

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Secondary Teachers, Administrators, Mental Health Professionals

Dates: 4/30/2019

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

101. Helping the Online Student Succeed

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Teachers, Professional Staff, Administrators

Dates: 5/1/2019

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