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1. New Administrators' Network

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/26/2022 to 6/14/2023

Meeting Times: October 26 / November 30 / December 21/ January 25/ February 22/ March 22/ April 19/ May 24/ June 14 Each session is 4:00pm-5:30pm

Location: Zoom Online

Congratulations! You've secured your first role as a school administrator. It's an exciting time in your career and you have high hopes for how you will positively impact staff and students in your care. Now, who is going to take care of you? Who will help you think through and address the myriad issues and challenges you will face in the coming months? Join us for a year long series of meetings designed to provide you with support from both a facilitator and colleagues who are also new in their roles and experiencing many of the same things you are. The primary objectives of this series are to provide networking opportunities, informal mentoring and opportunities to discuss issues pertinent to those new in their roles in a safe, confidential space. Topics may include the following:


• Starting the year on a positive note.


• What have we learned in the first five weeks?


• Successes and challenges


• Goal setting


• "Getting Things Done” (David Allen)


• When is the honeymoon over? Unanticipated challenges and how we're dealing with them.


• Mid year check in


• Teacher Evaluation: How is it going?


• Protocols for productive conversations/meetings


• Managing change and the resistance that comes with it

2. Screencasting Tools

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Districts: Teachers

Dates: 11/15/2022

Meeting Times: 8:00pm-10:00pm

Location: ZOOM Online

Explore software tools to screen record content and share with students, faculty, and more in order to share your thoughts.

3. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Districts

Dates: 2/8/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:00am

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SCITTA Meeting

4. Discourse in Mathematics

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers K-5

Dates: 2/9/2023 to 4/12/2023

Meeting Times: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: 6 hrs synchronous Zoom, 4 hrs asynchronous Google

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Conversation between peers and with adults is essential to building foundational understanding of mathematics for our young scholars. This course will include readings from notable work in the field of mathematics education, as well as reflections of participants in their own practice as they try strategies learned. We will meet for a total of six hours, with the expectation that reading and reflections beyond our meetings will substantiate an additional four hours, for a grand total of 10 hours of professional learning. Meeting dates: 2/9/23, 3/16, 4/12/23. Independent work will be done in Google Classroom, all participants will need to have access to Google Classroom through a school or personal email account. Participants are expected to complete all assignments and attend all sessions. Participants will need a computer with internet access, a camera, and a microphone to participate. Participants will need to have a computer with video and microphone capabilities to participate in the class. A phone is not adequate. Attendance time is based on participation and completion of all activities.

5. Transitioning to the ‘New' Science Performance Expectations & Assessments

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Science Teachers

Dates: 2/10/2023

Meeting Times: 10:30am -3:00pm

Location: Sullivan West CSD

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This workshop will provide updated NYSSLS information from NYSED and samples of NGSS assessments that have been developed by various states. Resources will be shared and examined.

6. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Principals All Districts

Dates: 2/14/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Secondary Principals Meeting

7. Intro to Edpuzzle

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Districts: Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2023

Meeting Times: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

Learn how to create interactive videos that save time and boost student engagement. We will embed open-ended or multiple choice questions, audio notes, or comments onto already created videos from YouTube, Edpuzzle library or ones you created yourself.

8. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals All Districts

Dates: 2/16/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Elementary Principals Meeting

9. Building Collective Efficacy in Our Schools

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Adminnistrators, Coaches and Instructional Leads

Dates: 2/17/2023

Meeting Times: 1:00-2:00 PM

Location: Online via Zoom

We know from the research of John Hattie that collective efficacy matters. With an effect size of 1.57, this is a major driver for high quality teaching and learning within our schools. The PLC team will be sharing explicit strategies for instructional coaching and establishing the kind of relationships that lead to on-going continuous improvement. We will be providing clear guidance for improving the key instructional components that create engaged classrooms. Our teachers have the critical connections to our students. Our leadership coaching will support the highest levels of teaching and learning.

10. Co-Teaching in ELL Classrooms

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators of ELL students

Dates: 2/17/2023

Meeting Times: TBD

Location: Liberty CSD

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11. February Project Based Learning (PBL) - ELL (For all teachers of ELLs)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/17/2023

Meeting Times: 1:35pm -3:00pm

Location: Zoom

Using high quality Project Based Learning experiences in your class will deepen your students' engagements and build connections between the standards, learning and assessments. Project Based Learning experiences change class culture, increase students engagement and better prepares students for the kinds of tasks they will encounter after high school. This workshop is a great entry point for figuring out how to do authentic engaging experiences in your class. In this workshop, specifically for your subject area, you will: Learn about key aspects of project-based learning that can be incorporated into any content-area course. Consider the learning standards that could potentially be met in their own courses via an enriching project-based learning experience. Investigate sample project ideas provided by WhyMaker! Brainstorm and draft a project snapshot considering such things as learning targets, time available, resources and authentic community connections. The cost of the workshop will be determined by the number of participants, not to exceed $150 for non-component districts and $75 for component districts.

12. February Project Based Learning (PBL)- Special Areas (Art, Music, PE, World Language, etc.)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/17/2023

Meeting Times: 10:05 am-11:30

Location: Zoom

Using high quality Project Based Learning experiences in your class will deepen your students' engagements and build connections between the standards, learning and assessments. Project Based Learning experiences change class culture, increase students engagement and better prepares students for the kinds of tasks they will encounter after high school. This workshop is a great entry point for figuring out how to do authentic engaging experiences in your class. In this workshop, specifically for your subject area, you will: Learn about key aspects of project-based learning that can be incorporated into any content-area course. Consider the learning standards that could potentially be met in their own courses via an enriching project-based learning experience. Investigate sample project ideas provided by WhyMaker! Brainstorm and draft a project snapshot considering such things as learning targets, time available, resources and authentic community connections. The cost of the workshop will be determined by the number of participants, not to exceed $150 for non-component districts and $75 for component districts.

13. February Project Based Learning (PBL)- STEM (Math and Science)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/17/2023

Meeting Times: 12:00 pm-1:25 pm

Location: Zoom

Using high quality Project Based Learning experiences in your class will deepen your students' engagements and build connections between the standards, learning and assessments. Project Based Learning experiences change class culture, increase students engagement and better prepares students for the kinds of tasks they will encounter after high school. This workshop is a great entry point for figuring out how to do authentic engaging experiences in your class. In this workshop, specifically for your subject area, you will: Learn about key aspects of project-based learning that can be incorporated into any content-area course. Consider the learning standards that could potentially be met in their own courses via an enriching project-based learning experience. Investigate sample project ideas provided by WhyMaker! Brainstorm and draft a project snapshot considering such things as learning targets, time available, resources and authentic community connections. The cost of the workshop will be determined by the number of participants, not to exceed $150 for non-component districts and $75 for component districts.

14. February Project Based Learning (PBL)-Humanities (ELA and SS)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/17/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30-9:55

Location: Zoom

Using high quality Project Based Learning experiences in your class will deepen your students' engagements and build connections between the standards, learning and assessments. Project Based Learning experiences change class culture, increase students engagement and better prepares students for the kinds of tasks they will encounter after high school. This workshop is a great entry point for figuring out how to do authentic engaging experiences in your class. In this workshop, specifically for your subject area, you will: Learn about key aspects of project-based learning that can be incorporated into any content-area course. Consider the learning standards that could potentially be met in their own courses via an enriching project-based learning experience. Investigate sample project ideas provided by WhyMaker! Brainstorm and draft a project snapshot considering such things as learning targets, time available, resources and authentic community connections. The cost of the workshop will be determined by the number of participants, not to exceed $150 for non-component districts and $75 for component districts.

15. Growth Mindset in Mathematics

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Special Education, AIS Educators, RTI Educators, Educators K-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 2/23/2023 to 4/20/2023

Meeting Times: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: 4 Zoom sessions 1.5 hrs each and 4 hours asynchron

The simple belief that each and every one of us can learn mathematics is inherent in the fundamental concept of growth mindset. Yet it is often said, "I'm not a math person,” and accepted, even encouraged, by members of our society at large (even within education). In this course, work by Jo Boaler and others will be discussed and considered, with the intent of introducing strategies and shifting perspectives so that both teachers and students embrace their mathematical learning. This course will include readings from notable work in the field of mathematics education, as well as reflections of participants in their own practice as they try strategies learned. We will meet for a total of six hours, with the expectation that reading and reflections beyond our meetings will substantiate an additional four hours, for a grand total of 10 hours of professional learning. Synchronous meeting dates are 2/23/23, 3/9/23, 3/23/23, and 4/20/23. Independent work will be done in Google Classroom, all participants will need to have access to Google Classroom through a school or personal email account. Participants are expected to complete all assignments and attend all sessions. Participants will need a computer with internet access, a camera, and a microphone. Participants will need to have a computer with video and microphone capabilities to participate in the class. A phone is not adequate. Attendance time is based on participation and completion of all activities.

16. DASA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Open to All

Dates: 2/25/2023

Meeting Times: 9:00am-3:00pm

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TRAINING IN HARASSMENT, BULLYING, CYBER BULLING, AND DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLS: PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION Open discussion, reflection, activities, case studies, handouts, resources, and more. Topics to be covered: Diversity, Multi-Cultural Schools, Effects of Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Discrimination on Student School Climate, Code of Conduct, Prevention/Intervention, Early Warning Signs, Dignity for All Students Act, Definitions, and Reporting Requirements REQUIRED DASA TRAINING PROGRAM FOR PROFESSIONALS.

17. Medicaid & Education Compliance Workshop

Program: Business Office

Dates: 2/28/2023

Meeting Times: 2:00pm-3:30pm

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NYSED representatives Sheila Costa and Paula Cooper from the STAC/Medicaid Unit will present a Medicaid in Education Compliance Workshop. Focus will include: ensuring that all of the required elements are covered for billing as well as timelines on the completion of documentation and service delivery in accordance with the IEPs.

18. Intro to SeeSaw

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Districts: Teachers

Dates: 3/1/2023

Meeting Times: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

In this workshop we will look at the fundamentals of SeeSaw.and We will look at its features as both an LMS and repository of learning activities.

19. Guiding Struggling Readers - Online via Zoom

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologist,s Special Education AIS Educators RTI Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 3/7/2023 to 3/14/2023

Meeting Times: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Location: Zoom Online

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Becoming a competent reader and writer is essential for student success. The Balanced Literacy Approach begins with reading aloud and continues until students have developed the strategies to become independent readers. Along the way, those students who are struggling with reading must be guided. This seminar will identify the behaviors of struggling readers and suggest strategies needed to assist students in comprehending narrative and expository text. This program will discuss strategies to improve student literacy. Finally, how they can be implemented in classroom instruction to help struggling readers self monitor their reading. This 3 hour course will be split into two days: 3/7/23 and 3/14/23. Both days must be attended for credit. Participants will need to have a computer with video and microphone capabilities to participate in the class. A phone is not adequate. Attendance time is based on participation and completion of all activities.

20. Hybrid - Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, support staff, school psychologists, therapists or anyone working with children living in poverty.

Dates: 3/7/2023 to 3/21/2023

Meeting Times: March 7,14 & 21 4:30pm-6:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

In this hybrid class, we will discuss the social, cognitive, health-related, and stress-related challenges that economically disadvantaged kids face every day and why there is such a stark disparity in academic achievement between low socioeconomic status students and well-off students. It is designed for teachers who want to learn more about becoming a change agent for students who experience poverty. Throughout the course, we will be using Eric Jensen's book, Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, to explore ways to improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. At the end of this course, you will better understand poverty, stress, trauma, and best practices to help your students overcome these adversities. The format of this course will consist of 3 Google Meet sessions lasting 2 hours each with readings and reflective assignments in between. Participants will need to have a computer with video and microphone capabilities to participate in the class. A phone is not adequate. Attendance time is based on participation and completion of all activities. All assignments will be due by 3/28/23

21. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Districts

Dates: 3/8/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:00am

SCITTA Meeting

22. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals All Districts

Dates: 3/14/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Elementary Principals Meeting

23. Making the Most of IXL

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Districts: Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2023

Meeting Times: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

In this workshop we will explore key elements of IXL and best practices when implementing the program with your students. We will explore the smart-scoring algorithm and how to get the most from the program.

24. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Principals All Districts

Dates: 3/16/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Secondary Principals Meeting

25. Trauma and Resilience

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologist,s Special Education AIS Educators RTI Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 3/21/2023

Meeting Times: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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This introductory seminar provides a forum for educators to discuss what we mean by ‘trauma' and how toxic stress impact development and learning. This session will provide information to help educators learn how to boost students' resilience. Participants will need to have a computer with video and microphone capabilities to participate in the class. A phone is not adequate. Attendance time is based on participation and completion of all activities.

26. Collaborative Identification of English Learners with a Disability

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads, Psychologists, Speech and Language Pathologist,s Special Education AIS Educators RTI Educators, Educators K-2, Educators 3-5, Educators 6-8, Educators 9-12, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 3/28/2023

Meeting Times: 4:00pm-7:00pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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Participants will examine the many facets of identifying English learners with special needs. Federal regulations and New York's CR Part 154-3 regulations will form the foundation of this session. Participants will analyze a case study and apply concepts and tools acquired throughout the program. Enriching discussion will focus on the collaborative process of identifying ELs who have a disability. Many practical resources and tools will be provided for educators to utilize from throughout the collaborative process of identifying ELs with a disability. Participants will need to have a computer with video and microphone capabilities to participate in the class. A phone is not adequate. Attendance time is based on participation and completion of all activities.

27. A Deeper Dive into SeeSaw

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Districts: Teachers

Dates: 4/12/2023

Meeting Times: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

In this workshop we will take a deeper dive into SeeSaw and explore more ways to use SeeSaw's built in tools. We will look at ways to take your SeeSaw lessons to the next level and explore features that can improve your students performance and make you look like a super star!

28. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Districts

Dates: 4/12/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:00am

SCITTA Meeting

29. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals All Districts

Dates: 4/13/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Elementary Principals Meeting

30. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Principals All Districts

Dates: 4/18/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Secondary Principals Meeting

31. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Districts

Dates: 5/10/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:00am

SCITTA Meeting

32. Elementary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals All Districts

Dates: 5/16/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Elementary Principals Meeting

33. Minecraft EDU

Program: Model Schools

Audience: All Districts: Teachers

Dates: 5/17/2023

Meeting Times: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

Come explore everything Minecraft has to offer in the classroom. In this course we will explore the educational uses of Minecarft and take a deep dive into the educational resources provided by Microsoft. We will explore how to engage both students in the classroom and at home within a variety of disciplines.

34. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Principals All Districts

Dates: 5/18/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Secondary Principals Meeting

35. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Districts

Dates: 6/14/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:00am

SCITTA Meeting

36. Secondary Principals Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Principals All Districts

Dates: 6/20/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-10:30am

Secondary Principals Meeting

37. HUE Conversations

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/28/2023

Meeting Times: 9am-4pm

This 1-day course is an introduction to the fundamentals of the human decision-making process and group dynamics. Participants will learn a practical, structured, and easy-to-apply method to facilitate conversations. The results: deepened understanding, engagement, and decisions that move into action. Embracing the values of profound respect and inclusive participation, HUE Conversations allows leaders to effectively establish trust with the group and create environments where the goal is to reach a shared understanding, include diverse perspectives, and learn from the experiences each person brings to the discussion. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN Foundational values of authentic engagement HUE(TM)Conversations Method Tips and techniques to deal with various human dynamics How to lead a meaningful conversation that accomplishes the desired outcomes How to ask thoughtful questions LEARNING OUTCOMES More easily gather diverse perspectives via inclusive communication and feedback/input sessions Increase morale as employees feel listened to and respected Engage and motivate staff and team members while raising individual and group accountability Save time and money as a result of increased productivity Gain higher engagement, motivation, and greater results from teams

38. SCITTA

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Districts

Dates: 7/12/2023

Meeting Times: 8:30am-11:00am

SCITTA Meeting