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1. Orientation and Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/21/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows ONLY
NewStarting Soon
Fellows new to the program will attend a half-day mandatory professional development session on the theory and practice of Classroom Management. This session will also consist of an orientation to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program. Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn ways to build relationships with students quickly and keep students engaged while maintaining control of the classroom.

2. Orientation and Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/21/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows ONLY
NewStarting Soon
Fellows new to the program will attend a half-day mandatory professional development session on the theory and practice of Classroom Management. This session will also consist of an orientation to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program. Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn ways to build relationships with students quickly and keep students engaged while maintaining control of the classroom.

3. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 4: Powering thru the Fair

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/22/2020

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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.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 1/23/2020

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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.

5. Genrefy Your Library

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 1/23/2020

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Many school libraries are ditching Dewey and rearranging their collections by genre. Learn about the steps, the options, and the decisions you'll need to make when you genrefy--and how this change can benefit your students.

6. Become an ELA Curriculum Change Agent!

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 24, 2020)

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Connect and collaborate with colleagues from across the region who are committed to impacting literacy teaching and learning. Participants in this workshop will anchor into NYSED's Guide for Aligning Local Curricula to the Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards. We will take a deep dive into the document, ensuring that participants have an insightful understanding of the embedded concepts and ideas.

Participants will engage with one another in an objective review of a unit/units from their existing curriculum, and look for evidence of authentic alignment to the Next Gen ELA Standards and Practices.

7. 9 Instructional Strategies for Teaching Digital Readers

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 1/24/2020

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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.

8. Orientation and Classroom Management at SUNY Geneseo

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/24/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows ONLY
NewStarting Soon
Fellows new to the program will attend a half-day mandatory professional development session on the theory and practice of Classroom Management. This session will also consist of an orientation to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program. Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn ways to build relationships with students quickly and keep students engaged while maintaining control of the classroom. This session will be held at SUNY Geneseo.

9. Engaging Parents and Families of ELLs

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: All interersted teachers and administrators

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 2/16/2020

Communicating with families of ELLs can have a significant impact on students' academic success and family relationships with the school community. Participants in the workshop 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.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 1/29/2020

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. NYSAA: Returning Teachers Annual Training

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Dates: 1/29/2020

This training is for returning teachers administering the NYSAA to prepare for the upcoming assessments. The presenters will support teachers in completing all the necessary modules through Dynamic Learning Maps and share any new updates. Participants should being a laptop or iPad to access the website

12. Orientation and Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/29/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows ONLY
New
Fellows new to the program will attend a half-day mandatory professional development session on the theory and practice of Classroom Management. This session will also consist of an orientation to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program. Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn ways to build relationships with students quickly and keep students engaged while maintaining control of the classroom.

13. NYSED OBEWL Workshop 1: Focusing Learning through Standards and Can-Do Statements (By Invitation Only)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers, by Invitation Only

Dates: 1/29/2020

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This is a CLOSED workshop; ONLY those with prior approval may register and attend. How can we be as effective as possible in planning for language learning? The World-Readiness Standards answer the "what"½½½½½½½ of language learning, balancing the development of Communication with the meaningful exploration of Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. What really counts to move along the proficiency continuum? Unpack the major levels of proficiency by closely examining the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements organized by the three Modes of Communication and Intercultural Communication to fill in the "how well"½½½½½½½ to guide learners forward. Use the lens of Standards and Can-Do Statements to analyze key shifts for learners and educators. This workshop is part of the NYSED-OBEWL 3-PD Series- Implementing New York State Standards for World Languages: Supporting Learners on the Pathway to the Seal of Biliteracy (Winter/Spring 2020).

14. Orientation and Classroom Management

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 1/29/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows ONLY
New
Fellows new to the program will attend a half-day mandatory professional development session on the theory and practice of Classroom Management. This session will also consist of an orientation to the Teacher Immersion Fellows Program. Fellows will also have the opportunity to learn ways to build relationships with students quickly and keep students engaged while maintaining control of the classroom.

15. Digi-Know: Tools for the Classroom

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Teachers, Librarians, Technology Integration

Dates: 1/30/2020

This full day workshop is designed for classroom teachers to learn about eResources available from BOCES School Library System & Instructional Media. Teachers will be able to choose which sessions they would like to attend. Sessions will include: OverDrive (Sora), Streaming Video, Newsbank Historical Documents, Learning A-Z, Britannica LaunchPacks, Gale Databases, Content Creations tools, BrainPop, and NBC Learn. There will sessions geared specifically towards elementary, science, Social Studies, and ELA. For more information please visit: https://libguides.monroe2boces.org/slshome/growth/pastworkshops#s-lib-ctab-22723328-0

16. NYSAA: New Teachers Annual Training

Program: Monroe Accountability, Assessment & Reporting Services

Dates: 1/30/2020

This training is for new teachers administering the NYSAA to prepare for the upcoming assessments. The presenters will support teachers in completing all the necessary modules through Dynamic Learning Maps, share information on the procedure, timeline and implementation. In addition, there will be time for questions to be answered.

17. Operations, Maintenance and Transportation Supervision: Communication/Conflict Cycle:

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Operations, Maintenance, and Transportation Supervisors

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 30, 2020)

This half-day program is designed for support staff supervisors working in school districts and will focus on effective communication, dealing with difficult people and the conflict cycle. The program will include opportunity for participants to practice skills discussed.

18. Texas Instruments-Tips for Regents Success

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Math Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 31, 2020)

Go beyond the basics and learn tips to assist your students succeed on high stakes exams. Build math confidence and take a deeper dive into your classroom technology. Bring your own calculator if possible, but know that you can borrow at the workshop. Attendees will receive free resources to use in the classroom.

19. Texas Instruments Codes

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 31, 2020)

Engage students in an easy-entry into programming with short activities that help spark interest in coding, computer science and robotics. Bring your own calculator if possible, but know that you can borrow at the workshop. Attendees will receive free resources to use in the classroom.

20. Building Curricular Resources and Materials for Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Classroom (Grades K-3)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 3, 2020)

Taking the Next Generation Learning Standards to the next phase involves looking closely at curricular units and lessons to include resources and materials that offer diverse populations opportunities to engage more fully, to create deeper connection to learning. Using tools from Engage New York, and the New York State Early Learning Department, as well as links to additional resources, teachers will review their curricula to add resources, activities and materials to promote achievement for all of their students, including those from different backgrounds and experiences. This is a working session. Participants are asked to bring either their long range plans, units of instruction, and/or some lesson plans with them to actually make revisions to their instructional planning during this time.

21. BOCES 4 Science Gr 1: Sky Patterns Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/4/2020

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. 2: Earth's Features Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/4/2020

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. Implementing the Mathematical Practices: Moves for Teachers

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 4, 2020)

Students often struggle with self-direction, motivation, and initiative. How do we support our students' growth in these and other important skills? The Mathematical Practices develop the whole learner and create real world problem solvers. Experience activities that build the practices, gather resources for implementation, and develop lessons to bring back to your classroom to use immediately.

24. Mathematics Round Tables- PK-2, 3-5, 6-8, HS (You will be contacted about the grade level you teach)

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Math teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 28, 2020)

Join fellow teachers in your grade band for 2 sessions to collaborate, brainstorm, and support each other on topics relevant to your specific population of students. The facilitator will set an initial agenda for each of the sessions, but the majority of the time will be led by the needs of the specific groups. Participants should come willing to share their expertise and open to learning from others.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/5/2020

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.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/5/2020

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. Five Easy Ways to Fit Coding in Your Classroom

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 2/5/2020

Coding is a critical 21st century skill, to which students should be exposed as early as possible, but it doesn't have to be done in isolation! With just a little bit of experience, students can start coding widgets to demonstrate their learning in any subject. You will walk away from this training with a basic understanding of block-based coding and how it can supercharge your classroom experience.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/6/2020

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.

29. You First! SEL for you and your classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 6, 2020)

Social emotional learning can't succeed in your classroom until you've taken a personal SEL inventory. This 6 hour interactive workshop would allow for a personal evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses within the 5 competencies of Social Emotional learning, your triggers and hot buttons, self-care strategies, and how these topics can affect your classroom. As you examine and strengthen your 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. This course is presented by a trainer from the Center for Social and Emotional Learning at Children's Institute.

30. Making the Switch to Destiny Discover

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/6/2020

Explore the latest changes that Follett has made to the ADA-compatible Discover interface that finally make it much more customizable. Topic buttons, themes, homepage ribbons, collections--they've all been tweaked to give you more options for displaying the information you want your students to see.

31. Creating and Utilizing Effective Common Formative Assessments in the Next Gen ELA Classroom:

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 7, 2020)

In this session, participants will be guided through a process for reviewing existing formative assessments, or for creating new ones, designed to assess students' understandings of Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will develop understandings of how to ensure the rigor of a standard is reflected in the assessments.
Participants will also learn more about how to use the data gained from formative assessments to inform their instruction.
Educators will participate in an afternoon workshop to revise existing CFAs or create CFA items that will effectively assess the standards.
Participants should bring existing formative assessments to review, or bring a unit for which they would like to create formative assessments.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/10/2020

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.

33. Office 365 for Beginners

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Staff, Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 2/10/2020

Are you new to the Office 365 platform, or interested in a refresher on its many tools and capabilities? In this 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.

34. Office 365 for Beginners

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Staff, Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 2/10/2020

Are you new to the Office 365 platform, or interested in a refresher on its many tools and capabilities? In this 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.

35. Substitute Teaching 101 - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 2/10/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
This session is designed for any participant who is looking to learn the necessary skills to be an effective substitute teacher. Participants will learn how to effectively manage a class, strategies to engage students, and how to create a welcoming, structured classroom environment. During this session, participants will be given the opportunity to share scenarios and problem-solve. ZOOM remote access is available - please email the presenter mpearson@monroe2boces.org at least 2 business days prior to the training date.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/11/2020

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.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/11/2020

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. 5: Toys Matter Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/11/2020

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.

39. Digital Resources for the Secondary Classroom: NBC Learn

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 2/11/2020

Explore our newest resource for high-quality, educational streaming video: NBC Learn! Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System, including streaming video. In this session, participants will learn more about accessing NBC Learn and how it can support teaching and learning in the secondary classroom.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/12/2020

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

41. Elements of Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/12/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows 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 an understanding of effective Elements of instruction and strategies to use in their role. The session will also consist of problem solving and building Fellows instructional toolbox.

42. Elements of Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/12/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows 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 an understanding of effective Elements of instruction and strategies to use in their role. The session will also consist of problem solving and building Fellows instructional toolbox.

43. Digital Portfolios: A New Classroom Dynamic - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 2/12/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
Transform your students from passive participants in learning to designers of their own learning. Digital portfolios place value on growth, reflection, ownership and achievement. They empower students to find their own path to learning, facilitate meaningful feedback between students, create a visual map to your classroom's experience, and so much more. Participants will walk away with a deepened understanding of digital portfolios and ways they can be used to redesign the learning experience.

44. 6th Grade Stats Boot Camp

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: 6th Grade math teachers, educational administrators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 13, 2020)

The Next Generation standards have moved a large amount of Statistics standards from 7th grade to 6th grade. Participants will be able to take a deep dive into these new standards and understand what is required of their students. Participants will also have time to unit plan, collaborate with other professionals in the area and join an online Schoology group to have continued support through implementation.

45. Extending Children's Thinking Through Intentional Interactions

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 13, 2020)

The task of revising the Early Learning Standards provided an opportunity for stakeholders to articulate a shared understanding of what young children can achieve with our support. But what does that look like in practice?

This session will provide participants time to explore what Developmentally Appropriate Practice is, and is not. We will learn a process designed to support us in making the most of our intentional interactions in support of learning and development.

46. Elements of Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/24/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows 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 an understanding of effective Elements of instruction and strategies to use in their role. The session will also consist of problem solving and building Fellows instructional toolbox.

47. Elements of Instruction

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/24/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows 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 an understanding of effective Elements of instruction and strategies to use in their role. The session will also consist of problem solving and building Fellows instructional toolbox.

48. Restorative Discipline Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 26, 2020)

Participants of this 2 day workshop (2/25 and 2/26) 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.

49. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3: Generations of Butterflies Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/26/2020

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.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/26/2020

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.

51. Shifting to the NYSSLS

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Administrators and K-12 teachers

Dates: 2/26/2020

How much will science education really change based on the NYSSLS? How will this impact the state assessments? What are the shifts that are supposed to happen? The New York State preK - grade 12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) have the potential to cause considerable change to WHAT - and also importantly - HOW we teach science. This short session will provide the most crucial information needed right NOW so that instruction, curriculum, and assessment are properly aligned before the new state science assessments are released.

52. Assessment Writing for the Next Generation

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Math Teachers, Coaches, Department Chairs

Dates: On-Going (Ends Feb 27, 2020)

With the timeline for implementation right around the corner, now is the time to look at our assessments and assure their alignment to the Next Generation Math Standards. Participants will review the changes at their grade levels and will collaborate with instructional specialists, colleagues, and other districts to develop aligned formative and summative assessments.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 2/27/2020

DATE CHANGE: 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. NOTE: Some published calendars list this date as 2/19/20. Because of President's Week vacations, this session has been re-scheduled for February 27th at the same location.

54. Schoology 201: Beyond the Basics

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 2/27/2020

This workshop is designed for educators who want to build upon the knowledge they learned in an Introduction to Schoology session or during the previous school year. Attendees will learn how to create interactive digital materials in Schoology. Ideas for designing effective discussions, assignments and assessments will be explored and shared. By the end of this session, teachers will: *Expand their knowledge and confidence in utilizing materials *Extend their understanding of creating interactive materials for student use *Evaluate the different ways students submit work in Schoology

55. Superintendent Hearing Roundtable Discussion

Program: Labor Relations

Dates: 2/27/2020

New
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.

56. Assessing Early Readers - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 2/27/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
This PD is will focus on the use of Running Reading Records and miscue analysis. In this session participants will understand what a Running Reading Record is, and how to interpret the information it provides about a reader. Participants will actively record miscues as a student reads (video), then code the miscues and consider prompting needed to support the student.

57. Elements of Instruction at SUNY Geneseo

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Dates: 2/28/2020

Teacher Immersion Fellows 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 an understanding of effective Elements of instruction and strategies to use in their role. The session will also consist of problem solving and building Fellows instructional toolbox. This session will be held at SUNY Geneseo

58. Explicit and Specially Designed Instruction- TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 2/28/2020

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.

59. Play-based Stations/Centers for Primary Classrooms- TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/2/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
Participants in this session will learn to use stations in a primary classroom that allow opportunities for students to engage in purposeful play. Participants will discuss specific stations and explore how to use the stations to address math and ELA standards.

60. Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for Secondary Classrooms

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Middle and secondary classrooms

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 3, 2020)

This 1 day 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.

61. Middle School Science Roundtable

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Administrators and K-12 teachers

Dates: 3/3/2020

Is your district ready for the NYSSLS? Join other Middle School teachers and administrators to learn about the New York State preK-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) Implementation Plan. Review a document outlining recommendations for Acceleration Pathways in Science. Discuss and share the work your district has been doing around NYSSLS-aligned Middle School Science. The most recent NYS assessment information will be shared.

62. Digital Resources for the Elementary Classroom: Databases

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 3/3/2020

Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System, including research databases. In this session, participants will learn more about accessing databases and using them to support teaching and learning in the elementary classroom.

63. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. 3 Generations of Butterflies

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 3/4/2020

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.

64. BOCES 4 Science: Gr. K - Pushes & Pulls

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 3/4/2020

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.

65. BOCES 4 Science: Weather for Kindergarten

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 3/4/2020

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 two weeks before the session.

66. High School Science Roundtable

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Administrators and K-12 teachers

Dates: 3/4/2020

Will your teachers and students be ready for new science Regents exams in 2023? This roundtable meeting will provide an opportunity for High School teachers and administrators to meet to review the New York State preK - 12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) implementation plan as well as other available NYSED resources. The Regents Science Course Maps and the most recent assessment information from NYSED will be shared. Discuss the progress your district is making as we shift to the NYSSLS.

67. Engaging Families of ELLs Online Course - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/9/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
Communicating with families of English Language Learners (ELLs) can have a significant impact on students' academic success and family relationships with the school community. Participants in the workshop will give thoughtful consideration to how they can be involved in ELL parent family engagement as staff members and new teachers. This course will be work 4 credits (2 PDs).

68. A Teacher's Guide to Scaffolding for English Language Learners

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/9/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
This session will introduce methods of scaffolding lessons and assessments for ELL students at different levels of language proficiency. Participants will examine resources and practical strategies for ensuring linguistically diverse students have equal access in the classroom.

69. SLS Council March Professional Development Training

Program: School Library Services

Dates: 3/10/2020

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 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...

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 3/10/2020

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. Feedback That makes Learning Visible

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 10, 2020)

Corwin's Tommy Thompson comes to Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES to build upon on the Visible Learning plus Foundation Day held last year and bring a sharp focus on the importance of measuring your impact based on Prof. John Hattie's research. **Workbook is included in registration fee**

72. BOCES 2 Makerspace Kits for Libraries: Collection Showcase

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/10/2020

Our Monroe 2 Maker collection has grown! If you're ready for some hands-on time with the kits available for your library, this session is for you. A stations model will allow you to explore only the kits that interest you! For each tool, there will be information about how it works, how it can be used with students, and the educator resources that are available to support you.

73. SLS Council March Meeting

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 3/10/2020

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

74. Step Up your Zoom Game!

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Presentors, Teachers, Technologists, Support staff, Administrators, anyone using Zoom

Dates: 3/10/2020

Are you using Zoom to videoconference? Whether you are using Zoom for one-to-one meetings or for classroom connections, there are some features you can learn to help you become a power user. Zoom is always updating the features and we will make sure you haven't missed anything and that you understand the nuances of old features. We can review scheduling meetings, presenting and recording. Bring your questions. This session will be held via Zoom.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary teachers of science

Dates: 3/11/2020

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.

76. BOCES 4 Science Gr 1: Sky Patterns Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/12/2020

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.

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

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/12/2020

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.

78. Mathematical Practices: Look-for's for Leaders

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 12, 2020)

With the rollout of the Next Generation Math Standards, NYSEd has highlighted the importance of the Mathematical Practices in a K-12 program. Supervisors and Instructional Support Specialists need to understand the 8 Mathematical Practices to ensure proper implementation and assessment. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the Practices and leave with several tools to begin supporting teachers in instruction.

79. The Power of Prioritizing ELA Standards- WHY and HOW we prioritize, Session 1*

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 13, 2020)

How do we ensure that our curriculum and instruction emphasize the standards most likely to result in powerful student achievement? Using a structured protocol, participants will work in grade-level bands to prioritize grade-level standards. Participants will then discuss vertical alignment, reflect on implications and revise as needed based on insights and reflection. Using the prioritized standards, districts will be ready to develop new, or revise existing curriculum, aligned to the NGLS for ELA.

*Note: There will be an afternoon offering (Session 2) for those who wish to stay and work on curriculum mapping and unit planning. Session 2 is not required

80. The Power of Prioritizing ELA Standards- WHY and HOW we prioritize, Session 2*

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 13, 2020)

During this structured session, participants will use the prioritized standards to develop new, or revise existing curriculum, aligned to the NGLS for ELA.

*Note: This afternoon session is a follow up structured work session to support curriculum mapping and unit design following The Power of Prioritizing ELA Standards Informational Session 1. Session 1 is a pre-requisite for this session.

81. APPR 4 day training for Teacher Evaluators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 25, 2020)

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.

82. BOCES 4 Science Gr 1: Sky Patterns Unit Training

Program: BOCES 4 Science

Audience: Elementary Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/17/2020

Wait List
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.

83. Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education - 2nd Cohort

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: K-12 Regular and Special Education/ENL Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Social Workers, Psychologist, and School Counselors

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 11, 2020)

This NYU Metro Center's Innovations in Equity and Systemic Change(formerly NYU Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality) 6 part series aims to support districts/schools in developing culturally responsive sustaining education competency among participants by critically examining: 1) what it means to be culturally responsive; 2) assessing and developing districts and schools CRS-E practices; 3) providing a reflective framework for districts/schools to shift beliefs, policies and practices that are cultural responsive that support students and their families to address inequities; and 4) creating district/school level Guardians of Equity teams.
Session 1: Principles of Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education: What is culture and what relevance does it play in schools aiming for equity?
Session 2: What do we need to know about ourselves relative to identify and power in order to better understand our students and their families in ways that enhance teaching and learning?
Session 3: How does racial and ethnic identity impact racially and ethnicall diverse students?
Session 4: The Danger of a Single Story: Broadening our Perspcetive to be Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Practitioners
Session 5: What policies and practices will be changed given our new perspective?
Session 6: Guardians of Equity Protocol

84. Restorative Practices Overview for School Leaders

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Audience: School Leaders

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 17, 2020)

This workshop provides an overview of restorative practices and their implementation within schools. Participants will come away from this workshop with an understanding of the underlying philosophy and value of restorative practices, as well as guidelines for school-wide implementation, assessing strengths and needs, establishing restorative practices teams, and stages fo implementation.

85. NYSED OBEWL Workshop 2: Developing Proficiency through High-Leverage Teaching Practices (By Invitation Only)

Program: Mid-West RBE-RN

Audience: World Language Teachers by Invitation Only

Dates: 3/17/2020

New
This is a CLOSED workshop; ONLY those with prior approval may register and attend. How can I be the most effective language educator to guide my learners to higher levels of proficiency? High-leverage Teaching Practices are research-based strategies to answer that question. Experience and analyze specific instructional moves to implement the vision of the World-Readiness Standards and to develop proficiency as detailed in the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements. Deconstruct and reflect on how to apply in your classroom "what works"½½½ to facilitate target language comprehensibility, support the development of the Interpersonal mode through pair and small group conversations or discussions, and access and discuss authentic resources to develop the Interpretive Mode. Strengthen your core practices! This workshop is part of the NYSED-OBEWL 3-PD Series- Implementing New York State Standards for World Languages: Supporting Learners on the Pathway to the Seal of Biliteracy (Winter/Spring 2020).

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

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 3/19/2020

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 and help you reimagine the writing process.

87. Top Five Ways to Use Nearpod in the Classroom WEBINAR

Program: CaTS - Technology

Audience: Staff, Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Instructional Support Staff

Dates: 3/19/2020

You may know Nearpod as a tool for converting passive presentations into engaging interactive experiences that give every student a chance to be heard. It can be so much more! This live webinar (on Zoom) will give you five creative ways to harness Nearpod's flexibility in your classroom.

88. Using Protocols to Enhance Learning Online Course - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/20/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
In this online course, participants will explore how educational protocols can be used in the classroom to enhance engagement and learning. We will examine what protocols are and how they can be used in various grade levels/content areas. Participants will leave the course with a collection of protocols they can use while substitute teaching and in their future classrooms. This course will take place over 2 weeks on Schoology and will be worth 4 credit hours (2 PDs).

89. Creating and Utilizing Effective Common Formative Assessments in the Next Gen ELA Classroom:

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 20, 2020)

In this session, participants will be guided through a process for reviewing existing formative assessments, or for creating new ones, designed to assess students' understandings of Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will develop understandings of how to ensure the rigor of a standard is reflected in the assessments.
Participants will also learn more about how to use the data gained from formative assessments to inform their instruction.
Educators will participate in an afternoon workshop to revise existing CFAs or create CFA items that will effectively assess the standards.
Participants should bring existing formative assessments to review, or bring a unit for which they would like to create formative assessments.

90. Reimagining Library Spaces

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 3/20/2020

Closed
Many school libraries still look like they did fifty years ago. But our libraries are no longer quiet dusty book repositories. Librarians are leading the way in technology use and modern pedagogy in our schools - now we need to update our spaces to match. In this workshop, you will get ideas and inspiration for transforming the physical space of your libraries to make them innovative, student-friendly learning environments. We'll talk about how to apply learning space design theory to renovate your library. You'll learn how to survey your students, create a focus group, and use design thinking to brainstorm ideas for your space. We'll spend time brainstorming our spaces and making plans for the future. Participants will be able to explain why changes to the physical space are needed and will learn strategies that they can apply immediately, no matter what their budget. This workshop will leave you feeling empowered to make the changes that are needed in our library spaces. Registration is through the Genesee Valley BOCES MyLearningPlan:https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3322410&D=18433

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

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/23/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
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.

92. CPS 101: Promoting Partnerships with Educators

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 24, 2020)

This session is intended to clarify Child Protective Services' mandates and procedures with school personnel and stimulate dialogue for improving partnerships. Topics to be covered will include mandated reporting, definitions of child abuse and neglect, CPS procedures, common misperceptions, confidentiality, Family Court processes and overview of preventive services. A brief discussion on educational neglect and time for Q and A will also be built in. This is a free session for school personnel.

Contact person for questions: Lynn White, Monroe County DHS Administrative Caseworker-Lynn.white@dfa.state.ny.us/753-5763

93. Digital Resources for the Secondary Classroom: Databases

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 3/24/2020

Staff and students have access to a wealth of digital resources through the Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES School Library System, including research databases. In this session, participants will learn more about accessing databases and using them to support teaching and learning in the secondary classroom.

94. Responding to Student Needs by Using Data to Inform Instruction - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/25/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
Usually the word data makes people think about charts and graphs, but data can also be student work and observational notes. What is data driven instruction? How can I speak intelligently about it in an interview? How do I do it? In addition to answering these questions, we will learn protocols to help analyze and make sense of data, look at reports that are available to teachers, and better understand how different kinds of data can be used to guide instruction.

95. Strategies and Practices that Promote ELL Success in the Math Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 26, 2020)

Integrated ENL services for Multi-Lingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLL/ELL) are part of every school, with the updates to CR Part 154, and the Blueprint for ELLs. A challenge for many Math teachers is to ensure that English language proficiency is enhanced throughout instruction. Equally, teachers can ensure no barriers exist to student achievement due to low levels of English proficiency. This training offers teachers (Math, ENL, Special Education, etc) the opportunity to explore instructional strategies and practices that promote the achievement of MLL/ELL regardless of their English proficiency levels. Participants will experience using some of these strategies, which also will work for ALL students, in order to increase student outcomes and student engagement in their lessons.

96. Strategies and Practices that Promote ELL Success in the ELA Classroom

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 30, 2020)

Integrated ENL services for Multi-Lingual Learners/English Language Learners (MLL/ELL) are part of every school, with the updates to CR Part 154, and the Blueprint for ELLs. A challenge for many ELA teachers is to ensure that English language proficiency is enhanced throughout instruction. Equally, teachers can ensure no barriers exist to student achievement due to low levels of English proficiency. This training offers teachers (ELA, ENL, Special Education, etc) the opportunity to explore instructional strategies and practices that promote the achievement of MLL/ELL regardless of their English proficiency levels. Participants will experience using some of these strategies, which also will work for ALL students, in order to increase student outcomes and student engagement in their lessons.

97. Promoting Student-Centered Learning Environments with the CR-S Education Framework - TIFP

Program: Teacher Immersion Fellows Program

Audience: Teacher Immersion Fellows

Dates: 3/30/2020

TIFP Program Only
New
The New York State Department of Education's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. This session will offer an introduction to the four principles of the CR-S framework and discuss the guidelines for various stakeholder groups.

98. The Council's Women's Initiative: Supporting Women in Leadership

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Mar 31, 2020)

In education, the teacher workforce is made up of over 76% women, yet only 30% of superintendents in New York State are women. The goal of The Council's Women's Initiative is to support our women leaders, identify women in education who have leadership potential and help those women to aspire to leadership roles. We encourage all our members (male and female) to support and cultivate the leadership potential of women in their organizations. Join us for an opportunity to support, promote and inspire women leaders. This program will address leadership issues related to women and will provide an opportunity for women to share stories, make connections, and network. Topics include building connections and confidence; leadership pathways; balance and wellness; and roundtable discussions. Questions? Contact Kelley Pratt, Program Associate, at kpratt@nyscoss.org or 518-694-4878. Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included.

99. Academic Circle Training

Program: Curriculum Instruction and Prof Dev

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 14, 2020)

Participants will gain experiential practice for using academic circles in the classroom, engaging students in active learning, and introducing students to restorative practices through the circle process.

100. Weeding & Inventory

Program: School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/14/2020

Improve your collection without spending a dime! Get an overview of the weeding process, from pre-weeding reports to deleting items from the catalog, and feel more confident about the collection decisions you make. And if you'd like a refresher before inventory season starts, we'll cover that too.

101. Best New Books for Young Adults (Grades 6-12)

Program: School Library Services

Audience: School & Public Librarians and teachers in the Monroe #1 & Monroe 2 BOCES areas

Dates: 4/15/2020

Closed
In this popular workshop, Kathleen Odean highlights the very best recently published books for young adults, including a variety of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She shares practical activities and proven tips for promoting the books and integrating them into the curriculum. This lively informative day gives participants a wealth of top new titles to share with students both in the curriculum and for independent reading. Participants will receive a comprehensive handout of related guides, resources, activities, and ideas aligned with the Common Core Standards and employing a variety of technology tools. Registration is limited to school and public librarians and teachers in the Monroe # and Monroe 2 BOCES service areas.