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1. EduTech & Panorama Consortium In Person (Series)

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Administrators, School Counselors, Coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 6/11/2021

WFL In Person
This series is designed for districts currently using Panorama or those interested in learning more. We will focus on getting the most from the data generated by the SEL Survey and sharing best practices with analytics and the Student Success Dashboards. The initial planning meeting will be used to provide an overview of the work, while allowing leaders to provide input and direction for the sessions during the 2021-22 school year. Options for follow up dates will be discussed as well. Depending on the level of interest from the region, a Panorama representative will be attending the planning meeting. Dates and times for follow-up sessions will be determined based on input from the group. Although we encourage leaders to attend the initial planning meeting, it is not required for participation in the Consortium. Participants have the option for attending individual sessions. Attendance at all four sessions is not required.

2. EduTech & Panorama Consortium/Virtual Synchronous (Series)

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Administrators, School Counselors, Coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 6/11/2021

WFL Virtual Synchronous
This series is designed for districts currently using Panorama or those interested in learning more. We will focus on getting the most from the data generated by the SEL Survey and sharing best practices with analytics and the Student Success Dashboards. The initial planning meeting will be used to provide an overview of the work, while allowing leaders to provide input and direction for the sessions during the 2021-22 school year. Options for follow up dates will be discussed as well. Depending on the level of interest from the region, a Panorama representative will be attending the planning meeting. Dates and times for follow-up sessions will be determined based on input from the group. Although we encourage leaders to attend the initial planning meeting, it is not required for participation in the Consortium.

3. Back to school with Sora!

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, teachers, administrators or any other interested educators

Dates: 9/30/2021

Whether new or experienced with Sora, join the W-FL OverDrive team Kaleigh, Emily & Sara to learn more about the latest updates and developments in Sora, along with how to best leverage available resources and collections for your K-12 students! This workshop is open to school librarians, classroom teachers, ELA teachers, admins or any other interested educators that participate in the W-FL Media Library CoSer. Zoom link will be sent to participants.

4. Making the Most of Marketplace

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, administrators or any Marketplace admins

Dates: 10/20/2021

Join the W-FL OverDrive team Kaleigh, Emily & Sara to learn the best tips and trick to shop, purchase, view data, and utilize other aspects of Marketplace to make the most of your Sora collection. This workshop is open to school librarians, administrators, or other Marketplace admins. Zoom link will be sent to participants.

5. SLS Council & Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Administrators, Librarians

Dates: 11/5/2021

SLS Council & Communications Coordinators Meeting. This will be a virtual meeting, a link will be sent out before the meeting.

6. Exploring the NYSED School Library Program Rubric

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians, administrators

Dates: 12/9/2021

Do you wish others in your school understood all that you are doing on behalf of your students? Would you like to have meaningful conversations with your administrator that lead to support? How can you effectively review your program to plan for the future? The new School Library Program (SLP) Rubric can assist. During this session, Dr. Jen Cannell, Director of the Library Media Specialist program at St. John Fisher College, will introduce the six foundational values and three domains of the rubric & guide participants as they explore the essential elements and begin to consider program strengths. The workshop will end with a discussion about how you can use the rubric to develop goals to advance your district's school library program.

7. SLS Council & Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Administrators, Librarians

Dates: 1/14/2022

SLS Council & Communications Coordinators Meeting. This will be a virtual meeting, a link will be sent out before the meeting.

8. Book Challenge Survival Kit!

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, School Administrators, ELA Teachers and other interested school staff

Dates: 3/2/2022

This webinar will cover four crucial facets of how school libraries can effectively respond to challenges to their collections. These are: Knowledge of types of challenges and related concepts; Policies that influence these types of situations, from relevant law, to rationale and structure of internal policies; how responders can use Professionalism, in the face of the difficult factors involved in "challenges”; and Teamwork, that is, how to organize an institutional response so one person isn't left exposed. Presenting this webinar is Attorney Stephanie "Cole” Adams, who will engage participants in a dialogue of how these facets can be applied to situations occurring in their own districts, and arm themselves for handling collection challenges in the future.

9. SLS Council & Communications Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Administration, Librarians

Dates: 3/25/2022

SLS Council & Communications Coordinators Meeting. This will be a virtual meeting, a link will be sent out before the meeting.

10. W-FL BOCES Sora End User Group Spring Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, library staff

Dates: 4/20/2022

Did you know that students and staff in districts participating in the W-FL region now have access to hundreds of magazines, comic books and much more with just a few simple clicks? Sora empowers students to discover and enjoy e-books, audiobooks and other engaging content for both leisure and class assigned reading and in this session, Kaleigh, Emily and Sara, your OverDrive team, will show you how to leverage library and other department funds to build robust, personalized collections for your district! Participants will walk away with simple, straightforward ways to implement Sora into the library, the classroom and beyond; this workshop is open to librarians, teachers, administrators and other interested educators from districts participating in the W-FL BOCES Media Library CoSer.

11. SLS Council & Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Administrators

Dates: 5/20/2022

SLS Council & Communications Coordinators Meeting. This will be a virtual meeting, a link will be sent out before the meeting.

12. nVision Payroll Fiscal Year End: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9 AM to 11 AM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School District Payroll staff

Dates: 5/25/2022

nVision Payroll Fiscal Year End: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 9 AM to 11 AM

13. nVision Accounting Fiscal Year End: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 1 PM to 3 PM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School District Business Office Staff

Dates: 5/25/2022

nVision Accounting Fiscal Year End: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 1 PM to 3 PM

14. nVision Accounting Fiscal Year End: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 9 AM to 11 AM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School District Business Office Staff

Dates: 6/2/2022

nVision Accounting Fiscal Year End: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 9 AM to 11 AM

15. nVision Payroll Fiscal Year End: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 1 PM to 3 PM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School District Business Office Staff

Dates: 6/2/2022

nVision Payroll Fiscal Year End: Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 1 PM to 3 PM

16. nVision Human Resources Fiscal Year End: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9 AM to 11 AM

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: School District Human Resources Office Staff

Dates: 6/15/2022

nVision Human Resources Fiscal Year End: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9 AM to 11 AM

17. Social Emotional Learning Network Team Training Cohort Four

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: PK-12 Social Emotional Learning Teams

Dates: 6/29/2022 to 8/17/2022

Starting Soon
In accordance and alignment with the Benchmarks for SEL for New York State students: Develop self-awareness and self-management skills essential to success in school and in life | Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships | Demonstrate ethical decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts - This Network Team Training will focus on providing turn-key training for school-wide implementation of SEL to meet the NYS Goals and Benchmarks. Additionally, this Network training provides educators with Tier One core instruction to help build positive relationships and develop proactive classroom management strategies aimed at creating a supportive atmosphere.

Each training session will consist of experiential learning to target learning outcomes explicitly connected to MTSS, the NYS SEL Benchmarks as well as CASEL's SEL Framework: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Participants will learn strategies to cultivate and/or build greater capacity in these skills for themselves with the intention of sharing it with their District, Buildings and Classrooms. The overarching goal is to develop and deepen Social and Emotional Intelligence that cultivates an open-minded, equitable, compassionate, collaborative, motivated and courageous educational culture. At the end of the 4 days, each team will have the opportunity to personalize their learning by choosing a relevant pathway for their District.

Participants should join with other members of their building or district SEL Team.

18. Evaluation for School Counselors, School Psychologists, and School Social Workers: Best Practice, Professional Development and Administrator/Clinician Relationships

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School-based Clinicians and Administrators

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 9/1/2022

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In this four-part, asynchronous series, school counselors, school psychologists, school social workers, and administrators that supervise these roles will explore evaluation for best-practice counseling skills including group counseling, classroom delivery, partnering with families, crisis counseling, academic, college and career readiness, and social emotional learning. Specific focus will be on strengthening the administrator/clinician relationship and establishing a pathway for best-practice professional development to support student outcomes. Following completion of the modules, participants will attend a one-hour virtual Q&A session for follow up and next steps.

Participants must register by August 1, 2022 and all work must be completed by September 1, 2022.

The presenter, Dr. Hennessey Lustica, brings over seventeen years of experience as a school counselor in urban, rural, and suburban settings. She has presented locally and nationally on restorative practices, group counseling, aligning pedagogy with practice, crossing the bridge for comprehensive care, incorporating play therapy into your work, trauma informed teaching implications for school counselors, understanding anger, and attendance. Additionally, Hennessey has publications on coordination, leadership, and assessment in small group counseling, pedagogy and practice regarding student disclosures, attendance, and expressive art interventions in school counseling. As a counselor educator, Hennessey's research is focused on best-practice evaluation for school counselors, the critical district administrator and school counselor partnership, and comprehensive school counseling program evaluation.

19. Smart Start Grant Computer Science and Digital Fluency for the Future Tier 1 Teachers Session B

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/5/2022 to 3/16/2023

The goal of this "strand” is to create each year a cadre of 60 "unique” K-8 teachers that will support the implementation of the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards while also reinforcing an effective use of instructional technology. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 1 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year. In addition to the synchronous online work, there will be asynchronous work that will be assigned.

20. Smart Start Grant Computer Science and Digital Fluency for the Future Tier 2 Teachers Session B

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/5/2022 to 3/16/2023

The goal of this "strand” is to create each year a cadre of 60 "unique” K-8 teachers that will support the implementation of the new NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards while also reinforcing an effective use of instructional technology. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 2 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year. In addition to the synchronous online work, there will be asynchronous work that will be assigned.

21. MTSS Development Series - Option H

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: MTSS Teams

Dates: 7/7/2022 to 8/18/2022

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.

22. Google Regional Choiceboard

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/22/2022

Are you looking for instructional technology PD this summer to beef up your toolbox, but want to do it on your schedule? We have just what you're looking for in our regional choice board PD. You will receive the choice board that has nine, one hour asynchronous PD sessions. You choose how many to complete and will get an hour of CTLE credit for each session on the choice board you complete. We have PD covering Google Tools, Canva, Hyperdocs, and more. The window to complete the sessions is July 11- August 22.

23. Microsoft Regional Choiceboard

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2022 to 8/22/2022

Are you looking for instructional technology PD this summer to beef up your toolbox, but want to do it on your schedule? We have just what you're looking for in our regional choice board PD. You will receive the choice board that has nine, one hour asynchronous PD sessions. You choose how many to complete and will get an hour of CTLE credit for each session on the choice board you complete. We have PD covering Microsoft Tools, Canva, Hyperdocs, and more. The window to complete the sessions is July 11- August 22.

24. Annual Facilities Personnel Training Conference

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: All members of Facilities Department: Cleaners, Maintenance, Groundskeepers, Custodians

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/13/2022

The annual training conference for Facilities Personnel includes hands-on training for cleaners, mechanics, groundskeepers, and general custodial care over the course of two days. There will be a New Cleaner track available to provide need-to-know basics for new hires. With over 40 offerings to choose from in addition to a vendor fair and skills competition on Day 2, this opportunity will provide expansive knowledge for all members of the facilities team. Breakfast and lunch are provided on both days. Participants will receive session sign-up after registration.

25. Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School Administrators, Nurses, Counselors, Psychologists

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/13/2022

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To help combat the growing problem of drugs in the educational environment, at least three states, Arizona, Kansas and New York, each independently developed training to address this issue. In cooperation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), the strengths from the three programs were combined to form the Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP). This training is intended to provide school staff with a systematic approach to recognizing and evaluating individuals in the academic environment who are abusing and impaired by drugs, both legal and illegal, in order to provide early recognition and intervention.

Lunch will be provided on both days.

26. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 1 Teachers Session A

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 1 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year.

27. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 2 Teachers Session A

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 2 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year.

28. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Option I

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: All (Admin, Faculty, & Staff)

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 8/30/2022

MBSR is an 8-week evidence based, experiential program designed to provide participants with intensive and systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices, and integrating into one's daily life what is discovered and learned through the process of participating in the program.

First created in 1979, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., MBSR has over 40 years of research that consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation. In addition, outcomes highlight statistically significant reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain, along with positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments.

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

29. The Next Generation ELA and Math Learning Standards: a one-hour refresher for School Leaders

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators for K - 8 ELA and Math

Dates: 7/13/2022

In September of 2017, New York State adopted the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards for ELA and math and provided an Implementation Roadmap. During this one-hour refresher, participants will learn about the significant changes in the standards. Additionally, Betsy and Andy will share examples of "Look Fors” and will build in time for Q & A.

30. LETRS 3rd Edition, Volume 1 - Register by June 21

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Elementary Teachers of Reading

Dates: 7/13/2022 to 12/14/2022

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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 4 day series will address volume 1, units 1-4.

Participants will receive access to print materials and a one year online license. Each of the session dates will be with a LETRS consultant. It is recommended that in between sessions, participants complete online practice, assigned readings and classroom applications. Districts can provide their participants credit for the asynchronous work at their own discretion.

Register by June 27, 2022

31. Elementary Scheduling/Report Card Setup

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Elementary office staff in charge of scheduling

Dates: 7/13/2022

Review creating a Master Schedule and Course Topic setup and mappings.

32. Teaching Vocabulary: Less is Better

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/13/2022

Do you dread teaching vocabulary? How many words are too many or too few? Join Betsy for this interactive, fun, fast-paced session. You will learn a simple process to help you choose the number of words to teach. Additionally, you will learn two different ways to teach the vocabulary words, so students remember their meaning long past the weekly vocabulary test. Teaching vocabulary can be fun!

*Please bring your vocabulary list for an upcoming unit that you will teach.

33. Google For Clerical (LeRoy Training Location)

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Clerical Staff

Dates: 7/14/2022

We will spend an hour going through Google tools and what you need to know for organizing, creating, and sharing documents to help increase productivity and communication in your district.

34. Unpacking and Understanding the NYS Science Learning Standards

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers/Administrators K-12

Dates: 7/14/2022

This one-day workshop is designed to help teachers of science gain a deeper understanding of the new K-12 New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) and the shifts in instruction in science classrooms. This is open to all administrators and science teachers K-12. Participants will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the format of the standards
• Understand the instructional implications of the three dimensions within the standards
• Examine the content and expectations within the instructional outcomes
• Learn where the engineering principles and Cross Cutting Concepts fit within the disciplines

Overall, this will help prepare teachers for the new standards allowing them time and coaching on units of study and activities within these units.

35. Building a Culture of Writing: Setting the Stage for Writing - Session One

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 7/14/2022

Have you ever wondered why students don't like to write? Why do they resist? It doesn't have to be that way. At the core of writing is building a community of writers. How do we do this? Join Betsy to find out. Each one-hour session is interactive, informative and fun.

Session One (July 14): Setting the Stage for Writing
Session Two (July 28): Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
Session Three (August 4): Impactful Conferences in 3-5 minutes
Session Four (August 11): Three Ways to Assess Writing

Choose A LA CARTE OR, BETTER YET, ATTEND ALL FOUR SESSIONS

36. CDL - ELDT (Entry Level Driver Training)

Program: BOCES Transportation Safety and Compliance

Audience: New CDL Drivers

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 7/22/2022

Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT)

FMCSA's Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulations set the baseline for training requirements for entry-level drivers. This includes those applying to:

• Obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time.

• Upgrade an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL; or

• Obtain a school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time.

The ELDT regulations are not retroactive; the entry-level driver training requirements do not apply to individuals holding a valid CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement issued prior to February 7, 2022.

If an applicant who obtains a CLP prior to February 7, 2022, obtains a CDL before the CLP or renewed CLP expires, the applicant is not subject to the ELDT requirements.

Any individual who meets one of the exceptions for taking a skills test in 49 CFR Part 383 is also exempt from the ELDT requirements.

**District participants NOT included in COSER -- training will be $5000 per trainee

37. Introduction to Restorative Justice and Using Circles Effectively

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All School Personnel

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 7/19/2022

Are you invested in creating stronger relationships in your educational environment, including the organizational culture and classroom setting through the use of restorative practices? This workshop will give you insight into the theories and uses of Restorative Practices in School.

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. In addition, you will gain a deeper understanding of community building through the power of the circle. 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.

38. Responsive Classroom - Elementary Core Course

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-6 Educators

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 7/22/2022

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Must attend all four days

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching and discipline that's deeply rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive-while helping your students develop strong social, emotional, and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll develop a clear understanding of how to mindfully and holistically apply the Responsive Classroom approach to your unique setting. (Participants should plan to attend all four days)

No prerequisite. Suitable for grades K-6

Resources include: Elementary Core Course Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School, Yardsticks, and two picture books

The price of this workshop includes books

39. Creating with Canva In Person and Hands On

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: PK-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Administrators, Office Staff

Dates: 7/19/2022

Canva for Education is the world's largest FREE, online design platform that enables school employees to easily create beautiful and engaging designs. Bring your ideas to life with over 60,000 ready-to-use educational templates including: worksheets, lesson plans, presentations, posters, newsletters, schedules, infographics and more. In this workshop you will learn how to get started with Canva, explore the features, and learn tips to create engaging content.

40. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 1 Teachers Session B

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 1 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year.

41. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 2 Teachers Session B

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 2 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year.

42. MTSS Coaches/Coordinators Check-Ins

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Coaches, Coordinators, Leaders of MTSS

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 6/20/2023

"Now more than ever, it is imperative that we take steps to maintain our system of MTSS, in the face of some of the most difficult challenges to hit education in modern history.” The purpose of these one-hour virtual sessions is to provide time and resources for building and district staff responsible for leading Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). By building our leaders' capacity for this work, we believe it builds capacity in our region. Each check-in will have an agenda that prioritizes Connections, Content, and Collaboration.

43. Running a Program Evaluation in Your District Part III

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Instructional Leadership Teams

Dates: 7/20/2022

This workshop is Part 3 of a 3 part series. Only participants that attended the March 25 & April 22 Program Evaluation sessions should register for this session.

44. Elementary Scheduling/Report Card Setup

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Elementary office staff in charge of scheduling

Dates: 7/20/2022

Review creating a Master Schedule and Course Topic setup and mappings.

45. Google For Clerical (W-FL Conference Center)

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Clerical Staff

Dates: 7/21/2022

We will spend an hour going through Google tools and what you need to know for organizing, creating, and sharing documents to help increase productivity and communication in your district.

46. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 7/21/2022

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This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

47. Responsive Classroom - Elementary Advanced Course

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-6 Educators

Dates: 7/26/2022 to 7/29/2022

Must attend all four days

Responsive Classroom is an evidence-based approach to teaching that's deeply rooted in social-emotional learning (SEL) and focused on engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmental awareness.

The Elementary Advanced Course is designed to increase your knowledge and expand your teaching strategies and practices to strengthen the Responsive Classroom approach you're already using. In this four-day, interactive training course, you will learn new methods and strategies. (Participants should plan to attend all four days)

Course prerequisite: Elementary Core Course

Resources include: Elementary Advanced Course Resource Book, The Joyful Classroom, Teaching Self Discipline

The price of this workshop includes books

48. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards Dive In

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 7/28/2022

This summer the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards move to the capacity building stage of the roll out. This session will help build your capacity with an overview of the standards, a focus on how the standards fit into your curriculum, and resource acquisition. You will walk away feeling comfortable with the standards and have examples of how to implement them.

49. Building a Culture of Writing: Giving and Receiving Effective - Session Two

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 7/28/2022

Have you ever wondered why students don't like to write? Why do they resist? It doesn't have to be that way. At the core of writing is building a community of writers. How do we do this? Join Betsy to find out. Each one-hour session is interactive, informative and fun.

Session One (July 14): Setting the Stage for Writing
Session Two (July 28): Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
Session Three (August 4): Impactful Conferences in 3-5 minutes
Session Four (August 11): Three Ways to Assess Writing

Choose A LA CARTE OR, BETTER YET, ATTEND ALL FOUR SESSIONS

50. Teaching Students HOW to Think - Building Visible Thinking Routines

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 7/28/2022

Are you looking for ways to teach your students to become independent and critical thinkers? Thinking routines are easy to use mini-strategies for any content and any grade level. This introductory session will provide teachers the tools they need to get kids thinking starting on the first day of school.

51. Curriculum Design Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Curriculum Leadership Team (District and building administrators, teacher leaders)

Dates: 7/29/2022

In this six-hour session, you and your curriculum leadership team will:

• Review several different approaches to curriculum mapping and choose what's best for your district

• Clarify who is responsible for what parts of the mapping process

• Learn that UNITS are the key connection between teacher lesson planning and district-level comprehensive curriculum management and program review

• Select a curriculum mapping platform, such as Atlas, Google, or Office 365

• Plan how to integrate the needs of teachers, principals, district office, and other stakeholders into a single curriculum system

• Develop a plan to implement curriculum best practices in your district

Detailed Overview

52. Next Gen Personal Finance

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Non-Regents HS math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 10/31/2022

Every high school graduate will benefit from developing their financial literacy. In this online course, you will learn about the Next Gen Personal Finance curriculum. After signing up for a free teacher account, you will choose at least four different personal finance modules and create a plan to teach this information to your students in non-Regents math classes.

You may begin this course at any time after August 1 so you have the option to start the year off with a financial literacy unit. Registration will remain open until October 1. All four one-hour learning modules must be completed by the end of October.

53. Next Generation Math Grade X

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK, K-8th Grade Math Teachers, RtI Providers, Math Administrators, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 10/31/2022

In 2022-2023, we finally begin teaching our students the Next Generation Mathematics Standards. This two-week online course will prepare you for the major changes to your grade level.

After registering for this online course, you will receive a brief survey to share what grade(s) you are teaching or supporting. You will receive personalized learning modules to review what is similar and what has changed at your grade level(s).

All learning modules will be available on August 1 and must be completed by October 31. Registration will remain open until October 1. Because each participant receives an individualized learning pathway, it will take up to one week after registering to receive your individualized plan.

54. Teaching Students HOW to Think - Building Visible Thinking Routines - Asynchronous Offering

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/31/2022

Are you looking for ways to teach your students to become independent and critical thinkers? Thinking routines are easy to use mini-strategies for any content and any grade level. This introductory session will provide teachers the tools they need to get kids thinking starting on the first day of school.

Participants must be registered by August 15, 2022

55. Co-Teaching That Works

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Special Education & General Education Teaching Teams

Dates: 8/1/2022 to 8/2/2022

Whether you are co-teaching for the first time or it's your first year with a new partner, this 2-day workshop is for you! Participants will learn about the many benefits of co-teaching, explore different models of co-teaching, as well as gain easy to implement strategies for team communication and collaboration. Best practices in co-planning will be discussed, with time dedicated to designing effective, differentiated lesson plans with support from the instructor.

56. Introduction to Restorative Justice and Using Circles Effectively

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All School Personnel

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 8/3/2022

Are you invested in creating stronger relationships in your educational environment, including the organizational culture and classroom setting through the use of restorative practices? This workshop will give you insight into the theories and uses of Restorative Practices in School.

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. In addition, you will gain a deeper understanding of community building through the power of the circle. 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.

57. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 1 Teachers Session C

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 1 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year.

58. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 2 Teachers Session C

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/2/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 2 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year.

59. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2022

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

60. Science Curriculum Guidance and Next Steps for Middle School

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers/Administrators K-12

Dates: 8/4/2022

This workshop pulls together the 3-Dimensional concepts of the NYSSLS, the shifts in instruction, the performance level descriptors, and the science progressions to help middle school teachers to ramp up their lessons.

Districts with a set curriculum can begin incorporating the shifts in instruction for science, including phenomena driven introductions, increased engineering practices, clear connections, and additional resources into their units for students to access to answer driving questions. Districts without a set curriculum can work on solidifying the 6-8 topics and begin adjusting/writing units and lessons based on the previous information.

An introduction to the pilot written assessments for grade 8 will be addressed.

61. Building a Culture of Writing: Impactful Conferences in 3 - 5 minutes - Session Three

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 8/4/2022

Have you ever wondered why students don't like to write? Why do they resist? It doesn't have to be that way. At the core of writing is building a community of writers. How do we do this? Join Betsy to find out. Each one-hour session is interactive, informative and fun.

Session One (July 14): Setting the Stage for Writing
Session Two (July 28): Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
Session Three (August 4): Impactful Conferences in 3-5 minutes
Session Four (August 11): Three Ways to Assess Writing

Choose A LA CARTE OR, BETTER YET, ATTEND ALL FOUR SESSIONS

62. Six Questions to Foster an Equitable, Intentional and Supportive Learning Environment

Program: Professional Development

Audience: UPK - 12 Educators

Dates: 8/4/2022 to 8/18/2022

Join Staff Development Trainers Kristin DeFeo & Erica Ebert for a 3 part series where you'll get curious about these 6 questions: What do we think our students need? | How do we know what we know? | Now that we know, what do we do? |How do we support the doing? | How do we sustain the work and build the student's or people's capacity?|Once we're doing how do we know it's working? - You'll leave with a framework customized for your people, no matter the age!

63. Teen Mental Health First Aid Train the Trainer

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: School Climate and Culture Grant Teen MHFA Train the Trainer

Dates: 8/8/2022 to 8/10/2022

Virtual Train the Trainer class for district staff who are participating in the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES School Climate and Culture grant tMHFA program. This class will certify those in attendance to teach tMHFA to 10-12 grade students.

64. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 1 Teachers Session D

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/9/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 1 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 2 additional half day session during the school year.

65. Smart Start Grant Engineering for the Future Tier 2 Teachers Session D

Program: Smart Start Grant - year 2

Audience: Educators participating in the Smart Start Grant

Dates: 8/9/2022 to 3/23/2023

This professional development institute focuses on providing immersive experiences for teachers to engage in the work of engineers in the laboratories where they conduct their research, as the foundation to plan and implement engineering learning experiences with their students over the following school year. Participants will learn first-hand about the Engineering practices in STEM. There will be opportunities for participants to reflect on their own classroom practice; identify current technological resources within their school and district; have collaborative conversations about implementation; and then apply this personal learning to developing classroom digitally-rich STEM experiences for their students. Instructional technology will be woven into the learning. Teachers that register for this session are Tier 2 teachers that are commiting to the Summer Institute and 4 additional half day session during the school year.

66. Basic Census Navigation and Searching

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 8/10/2022

Learn the basic navigation through Schooltool and searching

67. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2022

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

68. Building a Culture of Writing: Three Ways to Assess Writing - Session Four

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 8/11/2022

Have you ever wondered why students don't like to write? Why do they resist? It doesn't have to be that way. At the core of writing is building a community of writers. How do we do this? Join Betsy to find out. Each one-hour session is interactive, informative and fun.

Session One (July 14): Setting the Stage for Writing
Session Two (July 28): Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback
Session Three (August 4): Impactful Conferences in 3-5 minutes
Session Four (August 11): Three Ways to Assess Writing

Choose A LA CARTE OR, BETTER YET, ATTEND ALL FOUR SESSIONS

69. APPR Lead Evaluator of PRINCIPALS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 8/11/2022

The State Education Department requires all evaluators of principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead principal evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews. This three-hour session is meant to provide a refresher to all previously certified administrators.

70. i-Ready Central: Resources You Need to Know About

Program: EduTech Training

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2022

Don't have your class roster yet but still thinking about how you can implement i-Ready as the new year approaches? i-Ready Central has everything from videos to tips and planning tools. Learn how to navigate i-Ready Central and find ideas that will spark enthusiasm for both students and staff alike.

71. Safe Zones

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/12/2022

This training is for individuals who are seeking to create inclusive environments for all students, specifically those who identify within the LGBTQ Community. Through the process of diversification, this is a culmination of activities that facilitate discussion, learning, and growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn vocab, pronouns, inclusive activities for the classroom, the coming out process and much more. This is traditionally a four-hour training open for all teachers, counselors, administrators, paraprofessionals, and anyone who wants more knowledge on how to support our LGBTQ youth.

72. Achieving the Correct Academic Level with the NYSSLS

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers/Administrators K-12

Dates: 8/16/2022

Join us to take a deep dive into the progressions for the science and engineering practices, cross cutting concepts, and the performance level descriptors from the NYSSLS.

By examining the growth in complexity across grade levels, teachers K-12 will understand how students should be working and learning science concepts, the depth of knowledge within that concept, and the organizational framework for connecting concepts from the various disciplines.

This leads K-12 teachers to understand the academic level their lessons should be at and help teachers with "next steps” enhancing their curriculum. In addition, this will help provide teachers an understanding of how to get students performing at higher levels.

An introduction to the pilot written assessments for grades 5 and 8 will be addressed.

73. Setting the Conditions for Safe Bus Rides

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: Transportation Personnel

Dates: 8/16/2022

Transportation personnel is tasked with getting our students to and from school safely. Many students bring baggage other than their backpacks when they board the bus in the morning or head home at the end of the long day. You set the conditions on your bus much the same way that teachers set them for their classrooms. The tone of your bus could make a difference. In this workshop, we will explore strategies to create the space on the bus that supports behaviors from becoming challenging and unsafe. We will learn some of the reasons behind challenging behaviors and our role in the de-escalation process.

74. Practical Strategies for Teaching Writing in the Content Area: K-6

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-6 General and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/16/2022

Teaching writing in the content area can be challenging. Using The Writing Revolution, by Hochman and Wexler to anchor the work, participants will learn practical, concrete strategies for teaching writing in the content area. We will review the standards and learn how to use them to build strong lessons. This one-hour session is interactive, informative and fun.

75. Medical Module Overview

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Dates: 8/17/2022

Navigation through the Medical Module and inputting student records

76. Practical Strategies for Teaching Writing in the Content Area: 7-12

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Grades 7-12 General and Special Education teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/17/2022

Teaching writing in the content area can be challenging. Using The Writing Revolution, by Hochman and Wexler to anchor the work, participants will learn practical, concrete strategies for teaching writing in the content area. We will review the standards and learn how to use them to build strong lessons. This one-hour session is interactive, informative and fun.

77. Teaching Vocabulary: Less is Better

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 General and Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/18/2022

Do you dread teaching vocabulary? How many words are too many or too few? Join Betsy for this interactive, fun, fast-paced session. You will learn a simple process to help you choose the number of words to teach. Additionally, you will learn two different ways to teach the vocabulary words, so students remember their meaning long past the weekly vocabulary test. Teaching vocabulary can be fun!

*Please bring your vocabulary list for an upcoming unit that you will teach.

78. The Next Generation ELA and Math Learning Standards: a one-hour refresher for School Leaders

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators for K - 8 ELA and Math

Dates: 8/18/2022

In September of 2017, New York State adopted the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards for ELA and math and provided an Implementation Roadmap. During this one-hour refresher, participants will learn about the significant changes in the standards. Additionally, Betsy and Andy will share examples of "Look Fors” and will build in time for Q & A.

79. Closing the Gap - What story is your data telling?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 School Administrators

Dates: 8/19/2022

Pop-Up PD's for Administrators are created to further strengthen leaders' understanding and capacity for leading DEI work within their systems. Each session will model equity-based practices that administrators can implement with their stakeholders, as well as practices for managing discomfort during this important and challenging work. Participants will be given time during each session for self-reflection and setting intentional goals to continue to build momentum and their own capacity. This session will focus on closing the gap through the analysis of data.

80. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Program: Professional Development

Audience: This course is designed for School Personnel

Dates: 8/22/2022 to 8/25/2022

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 educators 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)

81. Annual Genesee Valley Region Food Services Conference

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: Food Service Personnel

Dates: 8/23/2022

One of two annual training conferences for food services personnel. Keynote address, "I Think I'm Allergic to Nuts: Learning to Work Productively with People Who Drive You Crazy” delivered by Jeff Joiner, nationally recognized professional trainer and speaker. Additional training sessions include knife skills, cooking demo, and Why Kids Buy, and required annual Civil Service training. Light breakfast and lunch included.

82. Annual Wayne-Finger Lakes Region Food Services Conference

Program: Upstate Institute for School Boards & Staff Development

Audience: Food services Personnel

Dates: 8/24/2022

One of two annual training conferences for food services personnel. Scott Orvis, Keynote Speaker, will provide training on general food and kitchen safety and the ins and outs of an ideal tray line. Other topics will include Right to Know, Active Shooter/Safety Procedures in the kitchen and cafeteria, and tabletop discussions surrounding student and staff safety. Light breakfast and lunch provided.

83. Counseling Training

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Counseling Staff

Dates: 8/24/2022

Counseling Search; Batch Enrollment Edit; Assessments; Batch Edit Schedules; Activities; User Defined Assessments; Course History; Alternative Enrollments; Retrieve Student Grades; Grades Tab; Reports; Managing Student Schedules

84. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 8/25/2022

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

85. Counseling Training

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Counseling Staff

Dates: 8/25/2022

Counseling Search; Batch Enrollment Edit; Assessments; Batch Edit Schedules; Activities; User Defined Assessments; Course History; Alternative Enrollments; Retrieve Student Grades; Grades Tab; Reports; Managing Student Schedules

86. Strengthening World Language Instruction- Practical Strategies for Increasing Achievement and Motivation

Program: Professional Development

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 8/26/2022

Join World Language teachers from across the region to explore practical strategies to engage students and increase their acquisition of a new language. Whether you are an experienced teacher or new to the profession, you'll find an array of student-centered activities and techniques to use with your students.

*Time will be allotted for professional collaboration and "Make and Take."

87. Introduction to the NYS Physical Education Standards

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 Physical Education Teachers; Administrators

Dates: 8/26/2022

When students reach the commencement level of the learning standards for physical education, they will have the knowledge and skills to participate in a variety of healthy activities; understand and appreciate the benefits of maintaining a healthful lifestyle; understand how to evaluate and access resources in their community to pursue a healthy and active life; and will be aware of the many career opportunities available in this field.

This workshop will provide educators with a deep dive into the New York State Physical Education Learning Standards adopted in 2020. We will look vertically across each standard to best understand the connections and growth of each standard. Time will also be given for teachers to begin creating/modifying current materials to meet the rigor of the new standards.

88. Teaching Students HOW to Think - Routines for Introducing and Exploring Ideas - Asynchronous Offering

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-12 Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/1/2022 to 9/30/2022

Are you looking for engaging ways to provoke learning, spark curiosity, and ask students to wrestle with new ideas? Thinking routines are easy to use mini-strategies for any content and any grade level. In this session participants will explore routines that are often used at the beginning of units to develop interest and begin the process of inquiry.

Participants must be registered by September 15, 2022

89. APPR Lead Evaluator of TEACHERS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 9/14/2022

This training is designed for administrators who evaluate teachers and have already attended a 4 day initial APPR training. This APPR Lead Evaluator of Teachers Recertification Training is in accordance with the 9 assurance areas as outlined in 3012-D regulations.

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

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Psychologists, Communications Staff

Dates: 9/15/2022 to 12/15/2022

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 toxic 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 Assessment
Day 4: Chronic Illness
Day 5: Threat Assessment
Days 6 & 7: Group Crisis Response Skills (Critical Incident Stress Management) IN-PERSON
Day 8: Infrastructure Development and Implementation

You must register by August 30, 2022 to ensure the workshop can occur.

91. APPR Lead Evaluator of PRINCIPALS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 9/15/2022

The State Education Department requires all evaluators of principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead principal evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews. This three-hour session is meant to provide a refresher to all previously certified administrators.

92. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Program: Professional Development

Audience: This course is designed for School Personnel

Dates: 9/20/2022 to 9/29/2022

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 educators 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)

93. Attendance Module Training

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Attendance Clerks

Dates: 9/21/2022

Sub-Modules Overview; Single VS Multiple Entries; Adding Records; Instructional Modality; Batch Add Attendance; Generate Attendance Letters; Unresolved Absences; Attendance Sub-Module; Today's Attendance; Reconcile; Reports

94. APPR Lead Evaluator of PRINCIPALS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 9/22/2022

The State Education Department requires all evaluators of principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead principal evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews. This three-hour session is meant to provide a refresher to all previously certified administrators.

95. APPR Lead Evaluator of PRINCIPALS Recertification

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Previously Certified Lead Evaluators of Principals

Dates: 9/22/2022

The State Education Department requires all evaluators of principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. Lead principal evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews. This three-hour session is meant to provide a refresher to all previously certified administrators.

96. Monitoring to Ensure Equity: How do we find the time to monitor our data?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 School Administrators

Dates: 9/23/2022

Pop-Up PD's for Administrators are created to further strengthen leaders' understanding and capacity for leading DEI work within their systems. Each session will model equity-based practices that administrators can implement with their stakeholders, as well as practices for managing discomfort during this important and challenging work. Participants will be given time during each session for self-reflection and setting intentional goals to continue to build momentum and their own capacity. This session will focus on creating systems to routinely monitor your school data.

97. Instructional Coaching Series

Program: Professional Development

Audience: PK-12 Instructional Coaches (Literacy Coaches, Math Coaches, Personalized Learning Coaches, Technology Coaches….all are welcome!)

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 3/21/2023

With the increasing demands being placed on teachers and administrators, many schools have looked to create new structures of support. Instructional Coaching is a model in which teachers are asked to step out of the classroom to provide targeted support, ideas, and resources to their colleagues. This workshop is designed to provide support for Instructional Coaches in order to maximize their time and impact.

During this series, Coaches will be asked to review a variety of resources around coaching models and systems of support. An emphasis for this year will be on creating and delivering impactful workshops, and leading meaningful meetings. Collaborative conversations will be encouraged so that Coaches have a safe environment in which to share both peak moments and pitfalls. Ultimately, the series will be designed based on the needs of the participants as they progress throughout the school year.

98. Attendance Module Training

Program: EduTech (Student, Data, Test Scoring, Medicaid)

Audience: Attendance Clerks

Dates: 9/28/2022

Sub-Modules Overview; Single VS Multiple Entries; Adding Records; Instructional Modality; Batch Add Attendance; Generate Attendance Letters; Unresolved Absences; Attendance Sub-Module; Today's Attendance; Reconcile; Reports

99. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Option J

Program: School Culture and Climate Grant

Audience: All (Admin, Faculty, & Staff)

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 11/16/2022

MBSR is an 8-week evidence based, experiential program designed to provide participants with intensive and systematic training in mindfulness meditation and movement practices, and integrating into one's daily life what is discovered and learned through the process of participating in the program.

First created in 1979, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., MBSR has over 40 years of research that consistently demonstrates positive outcomes associated with increased self-awareness and emotional and attentional regulation. In addition, outcomes highlight statistically significant reductions in symptoms for various physical and behavioral health conditions including anxiety, depression and chronic pain, along with positive changes in risk factors that may lead to more serious chronic ailments.

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

100. New Teacher Academy

Program: Professional Development

Audience: First and Second Year UPK-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/29/2022 to 6/8/2023

"Teaching involves such a complex set of skills that lessons are almost never perfect. The key to being an accomplished teacher is acquiring the skill to continually improve one's practice; an important vehicle for this is reflection and conversation." - Charlotte Danielson

The New Teacher Academy is designed to partner with first and second year teachers and support their success. This service is designed to help educators navigate their first year in the classroom, as well as reflect upon and build their practice.

Please Note Maximum CTLE of 29 hours will be awarded based on participation in the following:

Four 5.5 - hour Regional Sessions (max 24): September 29, December 8, March 9, May 11

Six 1 - hour Professional Learning Community Sessions Via Zoom (max 6) October 20, November 17, January 12, February 9, April 13, June 8

One 1 - hour Coaching Session (can be virtual or in-person options)

Click here to view detailed information and dates for 2022-2023 New Teacher Academy

101. Get Students to Remember More, so You Can Re-Teach Less (PowerTool #1)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 10/31/2022

What if you could transform student learning in less than a minute and without additional prep time or grading? Combining the 4 Power Tools from Powerful Teaching can take your instruction to the next level and boost achievement an entire letter grade!

In this workshop, we will explore Power Tool #1 Retrieval Practice. This evidence-based strategy will enhance students' higher order thinking, application of knowledge, and engagement. Participants will walk away with ready-to-use templates and resources to ensure deep and critical learning in every lesson.

Participants must be registered by October 24, 2022.