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1. Quick! Write! Engage!

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Teachers and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/4/2020

Starting Today
Writing is important in every content area, but can it be fun? It sure can! Experience several Quick Writes and learn how to tailor them to your content area. Quick. Engaging. Fun.

2. Introduction to Restorative Practices and Using Circles Effectively

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All School Personnel

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/6/2020

NewStarting Soon
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. You will receive materials and books from IIRP at the successful completion of this workshop.

Cost of workshop includes IIRP resource book.

3. Stop! Collaborate & Listen

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/5/2020

Starting Soon
Collaboration and communication are essential 21st-century skills. This session will provide participants with ideas, tools, and resources to create meaningful collaborative experiences for students in any learning environment. We will explore collaborative opportunities in Slides, Jamboard, and Padlet.

4. The Five-Minute Writing Conference

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Teachers and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/5/2020

Starting Soon
Effective feedback is key to growth, but it need not be a long, drawn-out process. During this interactive session, participants will write, and use their writing as the basis for experiencing engaging, targeted, 5-minute conversations about their writing that support growth. Additionally, participants will learn about the structures that must be in place in order to provide and receive feedback that is specific, helpful and kind and moves students forward.

5. Online Whiteboards, Google and Office Add-Ons and Extensions for Math

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/5/2020

Starting Soon
Showing your work is important in math class. In this session, you will learn how to use many different digital tools to help students show their work virtually. Even when we return to in-person instruction, you will sometimes want to assign and collect work digitally. Learn how at this session.

6. Using Quizizz for Formative Assessments

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/5/2020

Webinar
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This learning tool allows teachers to create free gamified quizzes for every subject for students to play in class and at home. Teachers can pick an existing quiz or create their own for review, formative assessment, and more.

7. Is Your ELA Curriculum Out of Whack? Align It!

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 Educators and Administrators

Dates: 8/6/2020

Starting Soon
Whether you are creating or revising your curriculum, the NYSED Alignment Reflection Tool for Next Generation ELA Units can be used by teachers and administrators to evaluate the degree of standards alignment of existing or proposed ELA units. During this one-hour session, participants will:
• Examine the tool and discover its use for designing and revising units
• Engage in provocative conversations about unit design that include: The rationale for the unit; The identified standards that will be taught and assessed; The indicators of high-quality curriculum and instruction, and its corresponding evidence

8. Resilience Module 4: Responsible Decision-Making

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Teachers, Support Staff, Coaches, and Counseling Staff

Dates: 8/11/2020

Building a strong classroom community is key to success for students in the classroom and in life. Through explicit teaching of Responsible Decision-Making, participants will learn how to conceptualize, organize and enhance their own social emotional growth in order to enhance the students' social emotional growth. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to use in the classroom, be it in-person or remotely.

1. What is responsible decision-making? (definition and deeper dive into the subcomponents of - identifying problems, analyzing situations, solving problems, evaluating, reflecting, and ethical responsibility)
2. In what ways does responsible decision-making during these changing times help us? Help our students?
3. How can we tap into our abilities to make responsible decisions in order to capitalize and help us move forward?
4. Draft future work around responsible decision-making and cross reference the NYS SEL benchmarks

9. Manage Teaching and Learning with Google Classroom

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/11/2020

Webinar
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Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. In this workshop, teachers will learn to seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements-all without suing a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks.

10. Intervention Teachers - Data, Systems, Practices - Returning to School after a closure

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Intervention Teachers (Reading, Math, etc.)

Dates: 8/12/2020

We will review the MTSS focus of Data, Systems, Practices to identify interventions to best support all students. We will talk about end of the year data/information and discuss collecting data for the beginning of the year to plan for and implement interventions across all tiers.

11. Assessment Buffet

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/12/2020

Explore the features and benefits of engaging formative assessment tools! Learn some new ideas to effectively assess students' knowledge, quickly analyze the data, and gain tips and tricks to support a community of diverse learners.

12. Digital Formative Assessments (Including Go Formative)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/12/2020

How do we assess student understanding efficiently and effectively? Through digital assessment tools which can automate some of the more tedious grading tasks. As the teacher, you keep complete control over what work can be graded automatically and what you will provide feedback on manually.

13. Resilience Module 5: Self- Management

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Teachers, Support Staff, Coaches, and Counseling Staff

Dates: 8/13/2020

Building a strong classroom community is key to success for students in the classroom and in life. Through explicit teaching of Self-Management, participants will learn how to conceptualize, organize and enhance their own social emotional growth in order to enhance the students' social emotional growth. Participants will walk away with practical strategies to use in the classroom, be it in-person or remotely.

1. What is self-management? (definition and deeper dive into the subcomponents of - impulse control, stress management, self-discipline, self-motivation, goal-setting, and organizational skills)
2. In what ways does self-managementg during these changing times help us? Help our students?
3. How can we tap into our abilities to self-manage in order to capitalize and help us move forward?
4. Draft future work around self-management and cross reference the NYS SEL benchmarks

14. Mentor Teacher Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 Mentor Teachers or Teachers Interested in Becoming a Mentor

Dates: 8/17/2020

Teaching is a complex and challenging task. Having a mentor provides support to the new teacher that nurtures the novice while also acclimating the new teacher to the school climate and culture. Mentoring relationships are central to the success of developing and retaining effective practitioners in our schools. Effective mentoring creates a collaborative instructional partnership by establishing the norm that learning is a life-long process. This full day session will provide skills and strategies for mentor teachers to create a collaborative and trusting partnership with their mentee.

15. Introduction to Microsoft 365 Apps For Clerical - Newark

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/19/2020

WFL Conference Center, Newark
Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive platform of tools and apps that provide teachers, staff members, and students with access to communication tools, document editing, file sharing, storage, email, class websites, assignments, classroom materials, and much more. Everything is accessed in the cloud to promote collaboration, learning, and improved productivity in real-time. Office 365 Education ticks all the boxes when it comes to powerful tools for effective classroom teaching and learning. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of Office 365 Education and how it's features and functions can make classroom management, school communication and learning a whole lot easier.

16. Power Up with Chrome Extensions

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/19/2020

Google Chrome Extensions can make any teacher's life easier! Enhance student learning opportunities and add fun elements to instruction through these easy to use Power-Ups.

17. MathSnaps: Making math thinking visible through a Snapchat-style protocol

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/19/2020

MathSnaps is a brand new approach to build upon and extend student thinking. Come to this session to experience a MathSnap lesson. Please bring a cell phone or webcam with you to this session.

18. Google Classroom: Organization & Extensions

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 8/19/2020

Webinar
This session will focus on using "Topics" within Google Classroom to help students and parents better navigate assignments and resources for your courses. We will also explore extensions to enhance functionality in Google Classroom.

19. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/20/2020

** Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES will be offering summer Youth Mental Health First Aid classes. These will both be using the new MHFA statistically updated revised Youth curriculum.

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.

20. Introduction to Microsoft 365 Apps For Clerical - LeRoy

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: K-12

Dates: 8/20/2020

EduTech Training Lab, LeRoy
Microsoft 365 is a comprehensive platform of tools and apps that provide teachers, staff members, and students with access to communication tools, document editing, file sharing, storage, email, class websites, assignments, classroom materials, and much more. Everything is accessed in the cloud to promote collaboration, learning, and improved productivity in real-time. Office 365 Education ticks all the boxes when it comes to powerful tools for effective classroom teaching and learning. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of Office 365 Education and how it's features and functions can make classroom management, school communication and learning a whole lot easier.

21. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools - Now Virtual

Program: Professional Development

Audience: This course is designed for School Personnel

Dates: 8/24/2020 to 8/27/2020

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.

This training is now virtual and facilitator will email you with full details.

22. Mentor Teacher Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 Mentor Teachers or Teachers Interested in Becoming a Mentor

Dates: 8/24/2020

Teaching is a complex and challenging task. Having a mentor provides support to the new teacher that nurtures the novice while also acclimating the new teacher to the school climate and culture. Mentoring relationships are central to the success of developing and retaining effective practitioners in our schools. Effective mentoring creates a collaborative instructional partnership by establishing the norm that learning is a life-long process. This full day session will provide skills and strategies for mentor teachers to create a collaborative and trusting partnership with their mentee.

23. LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 1 - Register by August 10

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Elementary Teachers of Reading

Dates: 8/25/2020 to 5/13/2021

LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling)

LETRS comprehensive professional development empowers teachers to understand the science behind how students learn to read and why some students struggle. LETRS participants will deepen their knowledge of the what, why and how of scientifically based reading instruction - while sharpening their ability to diagnose why students are struggling and how to provide proven interventions.

LETRS 3rd Edition professional development is delivered in a series of units that address each essential component of reading instruction and the foundational concepts that that link each component. The full LETRS course is two volumes.

This series will address Volume 1.

This workshop will occur in a hybrid model. Participants will receive access to print materials and a one year online license. The online sessions in August will focus on Pre-Units 1-2 which will set the stage for asynchronous work to complete Units 1 & 2 independently online between September - early January. The January dates will be in person and will focus on Pre-Units 3-4. Then participants will work asynchronously to complete Units 3 &4 online between mid-January - May. The last session will be a one-hour reflection and debrief and will occur online.

Register by August 10

24. Integrate your Library Resources into Everyday Lessons

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Library Media Specialists, Classroom Teachers, Technology Integrators

Dates: 8/26/2020

Let's get efficient with our resources! Join Kate Hammill and Gordy Baxter on a dive into leveraging technology to integrate library resources. Participants will get an overview of the resources available to all 25 W-FL districts, learn how to integrate your LMS/Google Classroom/Microsoft Teams and other tech tools with the resources for lesson application, and have time for practice/questions.

25. Khan Academy, Mathigon, Open Up Resources (Illustrative Mathematics)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/26/2020

With a new school year comes the opportunity to think about our plan for each grade level and course. We will compare and contrast three comprehensive online resources and learn how to use them in our unit planning.

26. Substitute Teacher Training - SEPTEMBER

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Those intending to tutor or become a substitute teacher at our W-FL BOCES sites or across the region.

Dates: 9/9/2020 to 9/10/2020

Can you see yourself working with students as a substitute teacher in the classroom? We can! W-FL BOCES offers training to current and prospective substitutes who wish to work within our Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES sites or throughout the twenty-five school districts in our region.

During this two-day opportunity, participants will learn about school expectations for substitutes, how to maximize classroom procedures, skills for behavior management, lesson planning, and much more. Information on how to use the Sub Finder system will be shared and a great deal of learning will occur as we support your endeavor in becoming a substitute teacher.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Communications Staff…

Dates: 9/15/2020 to 12/2/2020

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; Trauma
Day 2: Suicide Prevention and Intervention; Chronic and Acute Illness
Day 3: School Violence and Threat Assessment; Infrastructure Development and the Back-Up Support Network
Days 4-5: Group Crisis Response Skills (Critical Incident Stress Management)

Please Note: December 14, 2020 will be used as a make-up date in case any of the above dates need to be canceled (by either the instructor or W-FL BOCES) due to unforeseen circumstances.

28. Mentor Teacher Training

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 Mentor Teachers or Teachers Interested in Becoming Mentors

Dates: 10/17/2020

Teaching is a complex and challenging task. Having a mentor provides support to the new teacher that nurtures the novice while also acclimating the new teacher to the school climate and culture. Mentoring relationships are central to the success of developing and retaining effective practitioners in our schools. Effective mentoring creates a collaborative instructional partnership by establishing the norm that learning is a life-long process. This full day session will provide skills and strategies for mentor teachers to create a collaborative and trusting partnership with their mentee.