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1. How Do I Teach Phonological Awareness Remotely and In Person?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Teachers , Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/25/2021 to 3/8/2021

Starting Soon
Phonological awareness is the foundation for learning to read. From clapping words in sentences, to clapping syllables, to replacing beginning, medial, and ending sounds, phonological awareness is completely auditory based and is the predecessor to phonics.

Join Betsy for three interactive and informative one-hour sessions and you will learn to:

• Create the conditions for getting students ready to actively listen

• Plan for and provide engaging, fast-paced interactive lessons

• Diagnose errors and provide concise, targeted feedback

• Use diagnostic information to plan supplemental lessons

2. Managing Attention Rather Than Time

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 1/26/2021

Starting Soon
Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on your attention. We all feel like there is just not enough time but it's not about how much, it's about how you manage the time you have. You will leave this 45 minutes session with simple brain based strategies to train your mind how to be in the moment. You might even decide to share these strategies with your staff or students!

3. How Do I Teach Guided Reading Remotely?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers of all content, Department Chairs, Lead Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 1/26/2021 to 3/4/2021

Starting Soon
One of the greatest indicators for student success is the ability to read. Join Betsy for this 3-session series that will help you plan for, deliver, and assess remote guided reading lessons.

After completing all three sessions, you will learn to:

• Create the conditions for teaching guided reading remotely

• Plan for and provide explicit 5-minute mini-lessons

• Administer a one-minute informal running reading record and interpret results

• Provide concise, targeted, effective feedback

4. Help! I'm not a Writing Teacher: Practical Strategies to Support Writing in Your Content - Morning Session

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers of all content, Department Chairs, Lead teachers, Special Education teachers, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/27/2021 to 3/18/2021

Starting Soon
It's challenging to teach writing, especially when you are responsible for teaching so much content. Learn tips and strategies to support writing in your content so your students can be more successful writers in-person and remotely. Each one-hour session is offered at two different times to best meet your scheduling needs.

After completing all three sessions, you will learn to:

• Create the conditions for writing

• Provide explicit 7-minute lessons, in-person and virtually

• Provide concise, targeted, effective feedback

5. Integrating Mindfulness Into Your Learning Space

Program: Professional Development

Audience: UPK-12 Educators, Administrators, Social Workers, Counselors, Aides, Assistants . . . anyone!

Dates: 1/27/2021

Starting Soon
Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on integrating Mindfulness practices into any learning space. Participants will engage in the foundational Mindfulness practices of Anchoring, Body Scan, Awareness of Thoughts, & Loving Kindness. These practices are designed to: navigate stress and anxiety, cultivate compassion and kindness, strengthen cognitive health and attention and deepen awareness.

6. Help! I'm not a Writing Teacher: Practical Strategies to Support Writing in Your Content - Afternoon Session

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers of all content, Department Chairs, Lead teachers, Special Education teachers, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 1/27/2021 to 3/18/2021

Starting Soon
It's challenging to teach writing, especially when you are responsible for teaching so much content. Learn tips and strategies to support writing in your content so your students can be more successful writers in-person and remotely. Each one-hour session is offered at two different times to best meet your scheduling needs.

After completing all three sessions, you will learn to:

• Create the conditions for writing

• Provide explicit 7-minute lessons, in-person and virtually

• Provide concise, targeted, effective feedback

7. Online Learning for Librarians

Program: School Library System

Dates: 1/27/2021

Starting Soon
Curious about coding? Want to brush up on your Spanish or learn sign language? Looking for new ways to enhance your use of social media and graphic design? Join Tina Broomfield, the from Rochester Regional Library Council, as she shares information about how school librarians in the W-FL region can participate in free online courses and programs offered through two learning platforms: Treehouse & Skillshare. Participants will be sent a Zoom link.

8. Boosting Virtual Engagement for ELLs

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/1/2021

This workshop will explore resources and strategies to support ELLs in the virtual classroom that support higher-level thinking. Participants will engage in a teaching strategy, the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), which provides a simple yet powerful way to teach students how to formulate, work with, and use their own questions. Time will be allotted to discuss and prioritize needs, develop a plan of action, and explore digital tools and resources that support ELLs with remote learning.

9. Maximizing Learning for All (Asynchronous Option)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

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

Looking for guidance on how to meet the needs of all learners given our unique teaching circumstances? This two part session is a must-have for gaining teaching resources and strategies to assist with delivering equitable instruction in all learning environments.

The following components will be addressed:

1. Instructional design to support struggling learners
2. Tools and methods for creating accessible content
3. Ongoing self-assessment strategies
4. Ready to use templates and ideas for both online teaching and in-person instruction.

For this asynchronous course, participants will be sent video recordings of April delivering the content, followed by an evaluation form that must be completed anytime from February 2, 2021 to March 2, 2021 in order to earn CTLE credit.

10. Increase Student Engagement with Google Jamboard

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/2/2021

Jamboard is an interactive whiteboard that you can leverage in synchronous and asynchronous teaching. Come learn how to best leverage this Google tool to increase student engagement in every subject.

11. Maximizing Learning for All

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 2/2/2021 to 2/23/2021

Looking for guidance on how to meet the needs of all learners given our unique teaching circumstances? This two part session is a must-have for gaining teaching resources and strategies to assist with delivering equitable instruction in all learning environments.

The following components will be addressed:

1. Instructional design to support struggling learners
2. Tools and methods for creating accessible content
3. Ongoing self-assessment strategies
4. Ready to use templates and ideas for both online teaching and in-person instruction.

12. Winter Data Coordinator Meeting: Wed 2/3: GV BOCES

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Dates: 2/3/2021

Quarterly Data Coordinator Meeting to review latest regulations, deadlines

13. Engaging & diverse books for secondary students

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, ELA teachers, classroom teachers

Dates: 2/3/2021

In this session, author, professor and former middle school teacher Teri Lesene will "book talk" new and engaging YA books for middle school and high school students, with a particular emphasis on how school librarians and teachers can incorporate diverse and inclusive texts into their collections and instruction. Teri Lesene is respected by teachers across the country both for the passion she brings to connecting tweens and teens with excellent age- and reading level-appropriate literature and for her professional books.

14. The Relationship Equation

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Math Educators

Dates: 2/3/2021 to 2/10/2021

Join Andy and Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on engaging virtual & live learners through relationships and conversations. The first combined Elementary and Secondary session will be an active overview of SEL and its connection to Standards for Mathematical Practice 3: Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. The follow up session (broken up by level) will include: a 30 minute lesson meshing SEL practices with Mathematical content, a 10 minute reflection in break out rooms, a question and answer section and a closing circle. You will leave this PD with easily implemented practices to enhance your connection with students as well as enrich conversations.

Opening Session = Elem + Secondary 2.3.21 3:15 to 4:15 pm
Session Two Elem ONLY = 2.10.21 3:45 to 4:45 pm
Session Two Secondary ONLY = 2.10.21 2:45 to 3:45 pm

All participants will receive 2 CTLE hours upon completion of this course.

15. Winter Data Coordinator Meeting: Thurs 2/4: WFL BOCES Conference Center

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Dates: 2/4/2021

Quarterly Data Coordinator Meeting to review latest regulations, deadlines

16. Going Deeper With Google Slides and Forms

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2021

Utilize the tools that you already have! This session will take Google Slides and Forms to the next level. We will explore using them for crowd sourcing, formative assessment, and choose your own adventure activities.

17. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/5/2021

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic MHFA is able to be taught virtually if the need arises. This decision will be made based on W-FL BOCES and the DOH protocols.

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized mental health awareness program that has been in use since 2001. Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidenced-based programs and practices. The training is eight hours in length and includes a three year national certification. Training is designed to:

• Increase participants awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

• Decrease the negative stigma's associated with mental illness.

• Empower participants to assist youth who may be struggling with mental illness or challenges.

• Allow participants to better understand the warning signs and risk factors of depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders and suicide.

• Teach participants a five-step action plan to help an individual in or out of crisis connect to professional care.

Please visit the MHFA national website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.

Please contact Peter Doell at 585-554-6492 or Peter.Doell@wflboces.org with questions and/or registration information.

18. Social Studies Matters! Grades K-6

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-6 Social Studies Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2021 to 4/26/2021

Let's work together to share the victories and confront the challenges of teaching Social Studies grades K-6. Ultimately, we will address the ways to best support every student t0 read, write, listen, speak, and think critically in Social Studies.

Each one-hour session will include:

• A tip for engaging all students

• An instructional strategy

• A technology tool to leverage instruction

• A strategy for feedback and self-reflection

19. How Do I Teach Writing Remotely and In Person?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 ELA Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Lead Teachers

Dates: 2/9/2021 to 3/9/2021

It's exciting and challenging to teach writing, whether the instruction is in person or remotely. How do we keep students engaged? How do we create opportunities for students to think and talk about their writing? Join Betsy for 3 one-hour sessions to earn tips and strategies that support writing instruction and engagement so your students can be skilled and fearless writers.

After completing all three sessions, you will learn to:


• Create the conditions for writing

• Provide explicit 5-7-minute engaging mini-lessons

• Provide concise, targeted, effective feedback

20. Pool Operator Certification Training- Registration Deadline January 29, 2021

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: Anyone who has responsibility for, or is associated with, the operation of a pool; Lifeguards, Pool Managers, Plant Engineers, Aquatic Facility Managers, Aquatics Directors, housekeeping staff—even those in upper management would benefit.

Dates: 2/18/2021 to 2/19/2021

Virtual
The Pool & Hot Tub AllianceSM Certified Pool/Spa Operator® (CPO) Course has been designed to give you, the Pool Operator, a basic knowledge and awareness of all aspects of pool/spa operation and management. The PHTA CPO® Certification is nationally recognized and meets the requirements for swimming pool operator certification in all states requiring certification. Fee include all instruction (online and in-class), The Certified Pool/Operator® Handbook, Mailing of handbook and study materials, Processing fee, Wallet size certification card, and Post class trouble shooting on course topics (for course participants only) The two-day, knowledge based course covers topics including, but not limited to: *Pool & Spa Management *Regulations & Guidelines *Pool & Spa Water Problems *Chemical Testing *Chemical Feed & Control *Water Circulation *Pool & Spa Filtration *Spa & Therapy Pool Operation *Facility Safety *Troubleshooting

21. Literacy Matters: All Things ELA!

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 ELA Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/22/2021 to 5/10/2021

Let's work together to share the victories and confront the challenges of teaching ELA P-12. Ultimately, we will address the ways to best support every student in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking.

Each one-hour session will include:

• A tip for engaging all students

• An instructional strategy

• A technology tool to leverage instruction

• A strategy for feedback and self-reflection

22. MTSS Development Series - Option A

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: MTSS Teams - maximum of 5 members per District/Team

Dates: 2/23/2021 to 6/22/2021

MTSS Teams (maximum of 5 members per District/Team).

Session 1 - The "What" and "Why" of MTSS - During this time we will explicitly define MTSS, review current research, explore the key components of MTSS, determine readiness for your Building/District, and we will do an overview of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).

Session 2 - Tier 1 - Ensuring a Solid Foundation - This session will focus on the importance of building a solid Tier 1 foundation from the District Level to the classroom/individual student. We will focus on data (Universal Screening), establishing efficient systems, and ensuring effective implementation of evidenced-based practices. Our work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 3 - Tier 2 - Small Group Interventions - For this third session we will focus on the importance of layering supports in the MTSS framework. We will discuss the use of the Request for Assistance (RFA) form, learn about Tier 2 interventions (example - CICO), and discuss the importance of ensuring fidelity. Again, this work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 4 - Tier 3 - Targeted Supports - During our final session we will explicitly define Tier 3, learn about Student Support plans, briefly review Function-Based Thinking, and more. As with the previous sessions this work will be anchored in the TFI. We will close by discussing next steps for your District/Building.

*Each of the two hour virtual sessions will be followed up by two hours of asynchronous action items to be completed in preparation for the upcoming session.

23. The Power of Loving Kindness

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 2/23/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on Loving Kindness. While this topic might sound cosmic, there is powerful science behind the practice. Not only does this practice decrease stress, it impacts the part of the brain that processes empathy and increase our feeling of connectedness to others. You will leave this 45 minutes session with simple brain based strategies to train your mind how to be compassionate, appreciate and balanced. You might even decide to share these strategies with your staff or students!

24. Instructional Packaging You'll Love

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches 

Dates: 2/23/2021 to 3/2/2021

Hybrid, concurrent, and remote learning has shifted the ways that we need to plan, organize, and deliver instructional materials to our students. This two-part session will focus on essentials for planning instruction, along with templates and tools to help ‘package' learning for easy access by students and families.

These sessions will explore the following components:

1. Considerations and best practices in lesson planning and delivery
2. Templates that support in-person, concurrent, hybrid, or remote instruction
3. Planning for student collaboration, assessment, ownership, and reflection
4. Digital Tools for engagement and accessibility

25. Navigating Challenging Conversations

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 2/24/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on utilizing Mindfulness as a pathway to greater connection and compassion when navigating challenging conversations. During a time of beyond-average stress, conversations can quickly emotionally escalate. The practice of Mindfulness can offer several brain based strategies to support both the speaker and listener.

What to expect during this PD: An Opening Circle, What is Mindful Communication?, Brain-Based Practices for both the Speaker & Listener, Break-Out Rooms to Practice, & A Closing Circle.

26. Social Studies Matters! Grades 7-12

Program: Professional Development

Audience: 7-12 Social Studies Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 2/24/2021 to 4/28/2021

Let's work together to share the victories and confront the challenges of teaching Social Studies grades 7-12. Ultimately, we will address the ways to best support every student in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking in Social Studies.

Each one-hour session will include:

• A tip for engaging all students

• An instructional strategy

• A technology tool to leverage instruction

• A strategy for feedback and self-reflection

27. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 2/26/2021

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic MHFA is able to be taught virtually if the need arises. This decision will be made based on W-FL BOCES and the DOH protocols.

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized mental health awareness program that has been in use since 2001. Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidenced-based programs and practices. The training is eight hours in length and includes a three year national certification. Training is designed to:

• Increase participants awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

• Decrease the negative stigma's associated with mental illness.

• Empower participants to assist youth who may be struggling with mental illness or challenges.

• Allow participants to better understand the warning signs and risk factors of depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders and suicide.

• Teach participants a five-step action plan to help an individual in or out of crisis connect to professional care.

Please visit the MHFA national website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.

Please contact Peter Doell at 585-554-6492 or Peter.Doell@wflboces.org with questions and/or registration information.

28. The Consortium on Trauma, Illness and Grief in Schools (TIG) Core Curriculum Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Communications Staff…

Dates: 2/26/2021 to 5/19/2021

From Trauma to Healing; Building a Trauma Sensitive Approach to Service Delivery

There is a growing awareness that trauma is pervasive and that the impact of trauma is often deep and life shaping. Trauma and toxi stress are often at the center of a person's mental health challenges, substance use, physical health issues and/or involvement with the justice system. This means, whether or not it is fully recognized, staff at our school districts are working with survivors of trauma.

Creating a trauma-informed system requires not only understanding the impact of trauma, but implementing changes in the service delivery that align with the five core principles of trauma-centered safety: safety, trust, choice, collaboration and empowerment.

This consultation proposal aims to support staff through increasing their knowledge and capacity around the essential elements of a trauma-informed system and how that understanding can be applied to their daily practice and organizational culture.

Day 1: Grief and Loss
Day 2: Trauma
Day 3: Suicide Prevention and Intervention
Day 4: Chronic and Acute Illness
Day 5: School Violence and Threat Assessment
Days 6 & 7: Group Crisis Response Skills (Critical Incident Stress Management)
Day 8: Infrastructure Development and Implementation

Registration must occur by February 5, 2021 to ensure the workshop can occur.

29. Even More Virtual Games and Math Manipulatives PK-5

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-5 math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 3/2/2021

Increase student engagement and understanding through games and virtual math manipulatives. We will explore several resources together and discuss how to use them with our students. If you have attended previous trainings, you will learn about 21 new Google virtual math manipulatives and a dozen new virtual games for elementary students. First-time attendees will be able to access hundreds of other games and virtual manipulatives which have already been introduced to our region.

30. MTSS Development Series - Option B

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: MTSS Teams - maximum of 5 members per District/Team

Dates: 3/3/2021 to 6/24/2021

MTSS Teams (maximum of 5 members per District/Team).

Session 1 - The "What" and "Why" of MTSS - During this time we will explicitly define MTSS, review current research, explore the key components of MTSS, determine readiness for your Building/District, and we will do an overview of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI).

Session 2 - Tier 1 - Ensuring a Solid Foundation - This session will focus on the importance of building a solid Tier 1 foundation from the District Level to the classroom/individual student. We will focus on data (Universal Screening), establishing efficient systems, and ensuring effective implementation of evidenced-based practices. Our work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 3 - Tier 2 - Small Group Interventions - For this third session we will focus on the importance of layering supports in the MTSS framework. We will discuss the use of the Request for Assistance (RFA) form, learn about Tier 2 interventions (example - CICO), and discuss the importance of ensuring fidelity. Again, this work will be anchored in the TFI.

Session 4 - Tier 3 - Targeted Supports - During our final session we will explicitly define Tier 3, learn about Student Support plans, briefly review Function-Based Thinking, and more. As with the previous sessions this work will be anchored in the TFI. We will close by discussing next steps for your District/Building.

*Each of the two hour virtual sessions will be followed up by two hours of asynchronous action items to be completed in preparation for the upcoming session.

31. Be Empowered! Using Formative Assessments in a Hybrid and Remote Classroom

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers of all content, Department Chairs, Lead Teachers, Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 3/3/2021 to 3/24/2021

What is the connection between empowering students and formatively assessing them? Join Betsy and Gordy for these four 1-hour interactive, informative, high-energy sessions to learn. Time will be given to share, explore, and create.

As a result of this session, you will:

• Learn the nuts and bolts of formative assessments

• Learn about and explore templates to use for formative assessments

• Learn how to leverage the technology you already use

• Create efficient formative assessments for online learning

32. The Problem Solving Mindset

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Math & Science

Dates: 3/9/2021

Join Andy and Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on using brain based practices to train the mind and cultivate: presence, perseverance, patience and positivity. During these 60 Minutes participants will: Engage in an SEL based Opening Circle, Understand the connection to Math & Science Problem Solving Standards, Practice & lead brain based practices and Reflect on their learning.

33. Data Coordinator Series Session IV: Wed 3/10: WFL BOCES Cnf Center

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Dates: 3/10/2021

Fourth in the Data Coordinator Series takes a deeper look into reporting requirements and coding, tips and tricks for what to look at

34. Data Coordinator Series Session IV: Thurs 3/11: GV BOCES Rm E

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Dates: 3/11/2021

Fourth in the Data Coordinator Series takes a deeper look into reporting requirements and coding, tips and tricks for what to look at

35. Understanding and diving deeper into the NYSSLS document

Program: Science

Audience: teachers

Dates: 3/11/2021

Participants will get a foundation on how to read the NYSSLS document and how the structure of each section is linked. Once the foundation is established, participants will then dive deeper into the what the Performance Expectations are asking of students and the information needed to help teach to that Expectation.

36. The Problem Solving Mindset

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Math & Science

Dates: 3/15/2021

Join Andy and Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on using brain based practices to train the mind and cultivate: presence, perseverance, patience and positivity. During these 60 Minutes participants will: Engage in an SEL based Opening Circle, Understand the connection to Math & Science Problem Solving Standards, Practice & lead brain based practices and Reflect on their learning.

37. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 3/19/2021

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic MHFA is able to be taught virtually if the need arises. This decision will be made based on W-FL BOCES and the DOH protocols.

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized mental health awareness program that has been in use since 2001. Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidenced-based programs and practices. The training is eight hours in length and includes a three year national certification. Training is designed to:

• Increase participants awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

• Decrease the negative stigma's associated with mental illness.

• Empower participants to assist youth who may be struggling with mental illness or challenges.

• Allow participants to better understand the warning signs and risk factors of depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders and suicide.

• Teach participants a five-step action plan to help an individual in or out of crisis connect to professional care.

Please visit the MHFA national website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.

Please contact Peter Doell at 585-554-6492 or Peter.Doell@wflboces.org with questions and/or registration information.

38. SLS Council & Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, School Administrators

Dates: 3/19/2021

Description: Per NYSED regulations, the W-FL BOCES SLS Council & Communications Coordinators meet four times a year. Each district has a designated Communications Coordinator whose role is to attend meetings and share SLS related information to districts. For the 2020-2021 school year, all SLS Council/CC meetings will be held virtually; participants will be sent the Zoom link prior to the meeting.

39. Data Protection Officer Training - Level 4 Closing Session - Maintenance and Review

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Audience: Data Protection Officer, Data Security Team

Dates: 3/22/2021

We will review the work that has been completed so far and discuss how to continue to move forward in our journey and work toward being ever more secure. We will review resources available and best practices that are available in order to stay compliant and maintain a culture of data privacy and security.

40. Math Online Project-Based Learning

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 4-HS math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 3/22/2021

Projects are a great way to facilitate important learning and put students in charge of their academic growth. Attend this session to learn how to engage your classes in big math ideas through collaboration and research. We will explore Next Generation-aligned projects grounded in the standards and appropriate for sharing with other classes and kids' families.

41. Essentials of Engagement (Asynchronous Option)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle/High School Math teachers, Instructional Coaches  

Dates: 3/23/2021 to 4/23/2021

Whether you teach several subjects or teach in a specific content area, lesson design matters. In this workshop, participants will review effective components of lesson planning and walk away with ideas and resources that will engage and excite students in both virtual or in-person learning environments.

For this asynchronous course, participants will be sent video recordings of April delivering the content, followed by an evaluation form that must be completed anytime from March 23, 2021 to April 23, 2021 in order to earn CTLE credit.

42. Practicing Positivity

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 3/23/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on Positive Neuroplasticity. Simply stated, what you practice becomes stronger: so, why not practice being positive. You will leave this 45 minutes session with simple brain based strategies to train your mind how to take in the good. Our brains are teflon for good and velcro to negative, which means we have some work to do. You might even decide to share these strategies with your staff or students!

43. Essentials of Engagement

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle/High School Teachers, Instructional Coaches   

Dates: 3/23/2021

Whether you teach several subjects or teach in a specific content area, lesson design matters. In this workshop, participants will review effective components of lesson planning and walk away with ideas and resources that will engage and excite students in both virtual or in-person learning environments.

44. Educational Administrative Professionals Virtual Conference

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: Office professionals, clerical staff

Dates: 3/31/2021

New
This virtual conference is for Administrative Professionals who work to support administrators in school districts. We are excited to offer you a day of virtual professional development! We believe you will find value in the content that affects you both professionally and personally. Feed your desire to be a life-long learner and attend this professional development opportunity! The conference schedule and Zoom links to workshops will be sent to participants 3-4 days prior to the conference. Workshop topics are:



• Utilizing Google Docs and Drive



• Introduction to Microsoft Teams and One Drive



• Practical Uses of Adobe Pro



• Mindfulness Strategies for Challenging Times



• Safety Awareness Tips and Techniques Within a School Building



• Best Practices on Customer Service and Office Management

45. Navigating Challenging Conversations

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 4/1/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on utilizing Mindfulness as a pathway to greater connection and compassion when navigating challenging conversations. During a time of beyond-average stress, conversations can quickly emotionally escalate. The practice of Mindfulness can offer several brain based strategies to support both the speaker and listener.

What to expect during this PD: An Opening Circle, What is Mindful Communication?, Brain-Based Practices for both the Speaker & Listener, Break-Out Rooms to Practice, & A Closing Circle.

46. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Option D

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All (Admin, Faculty, & Staff)

Dates: 4/6/2021 to 5/25/2021

MBSR Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a formal eight-week program with a day-long intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and has now been adapted to a workbook format to support people in doing this work. This program is in over 250 hospitals around the country and many more around the world supporting people with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, alleviating stress related to medical conditions and much more.

In addition to registering for this course, we are also asking all participants to complete this form: WFL MBSR Application

47. The Power of Self-Compassion

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators UPK - 12

Dates: 4/12/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on the cultivation of self-compassion. Let's face it, we are living in some surreal and challenging times and our brains have a strong negativity bias (that's a tough combination). During this PD you will learn, practice, discuss and reflect on brain based practices to develop and strengthen the muscle of compassion. These practices can be used for you and/or to share with others.

What to expect during this PD: An Opening Circle, Partner Work, Full Group Learning, Individualized Learning, Connection, Collaboration and a Reflection.

48. Spring Data Coordinator Meeting: Tues 4/13: WFL BOCES Conference Center

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Dates: 4/13/2021

Quarterly Spring Data Coordinator Meeting to review latest regulations, deadlines

49. Creating Interactive Learning Experiences

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 4/13/2021 to 4/27/2021

Get your students excited and engaged in their lessons, all while you develop, clarify, and assess learning! This two-part session will teach you how to create interactive learning opportunities for your students through the use of a variety of manipulatives, drag and drop activities, mystery reveals, and more! This session will be geared towards Google Slides users, but can also be applicable to PowerPoint.

*This offering requires comfort navigating instructional technology, specifically within Google Slides.*

50. Spring Data Coordinator Meeting: Wed 4/14: GV BOCES

Program: EduTech Student Support Systems (Data Warehouse, Test Scoring, Medicaid, SM

Dates: 4/14/2021

Quarterly Spring Data Coordinator Meeting to review latest regulations, deadlines

51. Phenomena for NYSSLS

Program: Science

Audience: teachers

Dates: 4/15/2021

Using phenomena to kick start a unit, lesson or lab has become a critical part of instruction. Participants will learn how to use phenomena with examples directly related to specific Performance Expectations. Work will center around allowing time for teachers to create a database of phenomena and the PE's that they are targeting within their given discipline.

52. Open Middle Math Problem Solving

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-HS math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 4/15/2021

Open Middle questions are "Challenging Math Problems Worth Solving.”

Attend this quick half-hour introduction to a flexible protocol which supports math fluency and calculations.

Examples from kindergarten through high school will be available.

Great for in-person and online instruction! Check out openmiddle.com for more information.

53. Building Math Minds (Asynchronous Option)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle/High School Math teachers, Instructional Coaches  

Dates: 4/20/2021 to 5/20/2021

Learning experiences need to be adaptive to student needs by making them more engaging, meaningful and personalized. In this two part series, participants will learn how to create a student-centered math classroom and explore methods built upon core principles to foster comprehension and discourse in virtual and in-person environments. Walk away with ready to use templates and ideas.

For this asynchronous course, participants will be sent video recordings of April delivering the content, followed by an evaluation form that must be completed anytime from April 20, 2021 to May 20, 2021 in order to earn CTLE credit.

54. Building Math Minds

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle/High School Math teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 4/20/2021 to 5/11/2021

Learning experiences need to be adaptive to student needs by making them more engaging, meaningful and personalized. In this two part series, participants will learn how to create a student-centered math classroom and explore methods built upon core principles to foster comprehension and discourse in virtual and in-person environments. Walk away with ready to use templates and ideas.

55. Compassionate Communication during Challenging Times

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 4/27/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on Compassionate Communication. It's already a challenging time, and, even during challenges we have to have conversations that are uncomfortable. It's understandable to not want to increase stress, but communication still has to happen. You will leave this 45 minutes session with a simple Mindfulness based protocol to navigate communication with compassion and conviction.

56. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All School Personnel

Dates: 5/11/2021 to 5/18/2021

This is a workshop that from the start you will learn a range of strategies you can use every day. You will learn how to set high expectations of your students while being supportive. You will practice how to provide direct feedback and how to ask questions that foster accountability while remaining supportive to young people. You will also learn the most effective methods to resolve common conflicts that we see daily in our schools.

On the second day staff are trained and coached to facilitate community building through the power of the circle. In addition, staff will focus on the process of the restorative circles. Circles are a crucial part of the process of building social capital, resolving social problems amongst staff and/or students and responding when harm occurs. Circles create a positive learning environment and encourage the Social and Emotional Learning. You will learn by participating in circles with others and taking turns to learn how to facilitate a circle. By the end of the day, you will be prepared to return to your setting and run your first circle! This is an International Institute of Restorative Justice training provided by a licensed trainer.

57. Elementary Level Science (ELS) State Performance Scoring Training

Program: Science

Audience: teachers

Dates: 5/13/2021

Contingent on the test not being cancelled: During this workshop participants will review the past written tests, take the manipulative test and score student examples from each station. Participants will be instructed on the set up of the stations, materials needed, and will practice setting up each station for testing use. There will be parallel activities to help review for the test.

58. Intermediate Level Science (ILS) State Performance Scoring Training

Program: Science

Audience: teachers

Dates: 5/14/2021

Contingent on the test not being cancelled: During this workshop participants will review the past written tests, take the manipulative test and score student examples from each station. Participants will be instructed on the set up of the stations, materials needed, and will practice setting up each station for testing use. There will be parallel activities to help review for the test.

59. SLS Council & Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, School Administrators

Dates: 5/14/2021

Per NYSED regulations, the W-FL BOCES SLS Council & Communications Coordinators meet four times a year. Each district has a designated Communications Coordinator whose role is to attend meetings and share SLS related information to districts. For the 2020-2021 school year, all SLS Council/CC meetings will be held virtually; participants will be sent the Zoom link prior to the meeting.

60. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Program: Professional Development

Audience: This course is designed for School Personnel

Dates: 5/17/2021 to 6/8/2021

Cornell University developed the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) model for residential care as part of its Residential Child Care Project in the early 1980's. The foundations of this curriculum are in research based literature and programs. In 2007 Cornell responded to requests from various Board of Cooperative Education (BOCES) Centers and other public schools and adapted the TCI curriculum to meet the needs of schools. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS) gives WFL BOCES a framework for implementing a crisis prevention and management system that reduces the need to rely on high-risk interventions, complements the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach and includes aspects of trauma informed care.

There are three main competencies taught in the TCIS Training:

Competency 1: Prevent and de-escalate potential crises with students
Competency 2: Safely and therapeutically manage crisis situations
Competency 3: Be able to process with students to help improve their coping skills

There are three levels of certification:

Level 1: Verbal de-escalation skills including the Life Space Interview (initial training of 21 hours)
Level 2: Verbal de-escalation, LSI and TCIS protectives (initial training of 24 hours)
Level 3: Verbal techniques, protectives and physical restraint techniques (initial training of 28 hours)

This training will certify verbal de-escalation skills including the LSI and TCIS protectives and physical restraints.

61. Revisiting Self Care

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 5/25/2021

Join Erica for an experiential professional development focusing on you. Yep, again! We'll revisit topics from the last several months of PD. (But, don't worry if you haven't attended many or any). You will leave this session with easily implementable and brain based strategies to support your overall mental, emotional and physical wellness.

62. Adult Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 5/27/2021 to 5/28/2021

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic MHFA is able to be taught virtually if the need arises. This decision will be made based on W-FL BOCES and the DOH protocols.

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized mental health awareness program that has been in use since 2001. Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidenced-based programs and practices. The training is eight hours in length and includes a three year national certification. Training is designed to:

• Increase participants awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

• Decrease the negative stigma's associated with mental illness.

• Empower participants to assist youth who may be struggling with mental illness or challenges.

• Allow participants to better understand the warning signs and risk factors of depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders and suicide.

• Teach participants a five-step action plan to help an individual in or out of crisis connect to professional care.

Please visit the MHFA national website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.

Please contact Peter Doell at 585-554-6492 or Peter.Doell@wflboces.org with questions and/or registration information.

63. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 6/4/2021

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic MHFA is able to be taught virtually if the need arises. This decision will be made based on W-FL BOCES and the DOH protocols.

Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognized mental health awareness program that has been in use since 2001. Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidenced-based programs and practices. The training is eight hours in length and includes a three year national certification. Training is designed to:

• Increase participants awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental illness.

• Decrease the negative stigma's associated with mental illness.

• Empower participants to assist youth who may be struggling with mental illness or challenges.

• Allow participants to better understand the warning signs and risk factors of depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, trauma, eating disorders, substance use disorders and suicide.

• Teach participants a five-step action plan to help an individual in or out of crisis connect to professional care.

Please visit the MHFA national website at https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/.

Please contact Peter Doell at 585-554-6492 or Peter.Doell@wflboces.org with questions and/or registration information.

64. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TxT) Program

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School staff that have previously been trained in TCIS

Dates: 6/7/2021 to 6/11/2021

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This intensive 5 day program of TCI-S train the trainer certification course provides organizations with the opportunity to develop an in-house training capacity in the TCI for Schools curriculum. Participants will develop knowledge skills, and attitudes in the TCI-S curriculum necessary to deliver the training to staff in their organization.

Participants will have the chance to participate, practice and receive feedback in conducting activities to gain immediate training experience. Training techniques such as role playing, leading small group discussions, using guided fantasies, conducting practice sessions and using audiovisuals aids will be demonstrated.

Participants will receive all the necessary materials to conduct the TCI-S training program in their agency. Program objectives include proactively de-escalate a potential crisis, manage a crisis in a therapeutic manner and intervene (if necessary) physically to reduce the risk of harm to children and staff. They will also be able to process a crisis event with children and young people to improve coping strategies. Participants will be able to effectively deliver TCI-S training to their school.

This training is intended for school staff that have previously been trained in TCIS.

Staff who have not been trained will need approval from Cornell staff and should contact Andrea Turnbull - ajt78@cornell.edu

REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 7, 2021

65. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Option E - Administrators Only

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators Only

Dates: 7/6/2021 to 8/24/2021

MBSR Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a formal eight-week program with a day-long intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and has now been adapted to a workbook format to support people in doing this work. This program is in over 250 hospitals around the country and many more around the world supporting people with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, alleviating stress related to medical conditions and much more.

This session is for Administrators only.

In addition to registering for this course, we are also asking all participants to complete this form: WFL MBSR Application

66. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Option F

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All (Admin, Faculty, & Staff)

Dates: 7/8/2021 to 8/26/2021

MBSR Mindfulness-based stress reduction is a formal eight-week program with a day-long intensive that was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979 and has now been adapted to a workbook format to support people in doing this work. This program is in over 250 hospitals around the country and many more around the world supporting people with stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, alleviating stress related to medical conditions and much more.

In addition to registering for this course, we are also asking all participants to complete this form: WFL MBSR Application