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1. SeeSaw Best Practices and Updates

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/13/2021

Meeting Times: 2:30-3:30pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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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. we will explore best practices and new features of the LMS.

2. Tips & Tricks: Google Calendar

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 4/13/2021

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

Location: ZOOM Online

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Leverage your organizational tool of Google Calendar to new heights.

3. Getting Started with Sora in Your Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: K12 Teachers, School Librarians

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, April 14th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Location: Participants will be using ZOOM for instruction.

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Support students' reading, learning, and discovery using Sora. OverDrive's Sora is one of the easiest and best ways to provide eBooks and audiobooks to our learning communities. Participants will learn to browse their district's and regional collections for fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and professional titles. Participants will also learn strategies to utilize Sora in classrooms for class sets, building vocabulary, and increase text interaction with the definitions, highlights, and notes, and features to support all learners. Encourage lifelong reading and have fun too with events and challenges with Sora's teacher resources.

4. Implicit Bias and Cultural Competence Part 1: You Don't Know what you Don't Know

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: 10:15am-11:15am

Location: ZOOM Online

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"Implicit bias" falls under the category of "you don't know what (and WHO) you don't know." All of us make snap judgements without even realizing it - and these impressions may significantly impact our interactions with colleagues - and our students. This 3 part series will guide participants through the what, whys and hows of implicit bias, the ways in which it may be the biggest obstacle to creating classrooms that honor a culture of diversity, equity and inclusivity, and what we can do about it. Be advised we will be engaged in the difficult discussions integral to the topic. Dates of workshops: Wednesdays, April 14, 21, 28.

5. STAC Presentation

Program: Business Office

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: April 14, 2021 10 AM Zoom

Location: ZOOM

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Kathy Beardsley and Mary Mosher from QUESTAR BOCES will give a STAC Workshop via ZOOM

6. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - The Valley and the Flood by Rebecca Mahoney

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 4/14/2021

Meeting Times: 4/14/21 from 8:30-9:30 am

Location: A Zoom link will be emailed to participants

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Join us for a one-hour discussion of current YA novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "The Valley and the Flood” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. Rose Colter is almost home, but she can't go back there yet. When her car breaks down in the Nevada desert, the silence of the night is broken by a radio broadcast of a voicemail message from her best friend, Gaby. A message Rose has listened to countless times over the past year. The last one Gaby left before she died. So Rose follows the lights from the closest radio tower to Lotus Valley, a small town where prophets are a dime a dozen, secrets lurk in every shadow, and the diner pie is legendary. And according to Cassie Cyrene, the town's third most accurate prophet, they've been waiting for her. Because Rose's arrival is part of a looming prophecy, one that says a flood will destroy Lotus Valley in just three days' time. Rose believes if the prophecy comes true then it will confirm her worst fear-the PTSD she was diagnosed with after Gaby's death has changed her in ways she can't face. So with help from new friends, Rose sets out to stop the flood, but her connection to it, and to this strange little town, runs deeper than she could've imagined.

7. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 4/15/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

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CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

8. ASYNCHRONOUS-Moodle or Canvas: WEB-BASED TOOLS TO BOOST INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM, HYBRID, AND DISTANCE/REMOTE LEARNING SCENARIOS

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 7/19/2021

Meeting Times: ASYNCHRONOUS

Location: Zoom Online

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In this 15-hour online seminar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about and practice with web-based tools from a variety of providers in order to enhance instruction in the classroom, hybrid, and distance/remote learning scenarios. Content will include best practices for use of the Google Suite in instruction, as well as discussion and practice with several other web-based instructional tools. Some familiarity with the Google Suite is helpful, but not required

9. ASYNCHRONOUS-Moodle or Canvas:GROWING GREAT MINDS WITH GROWTH MINDSET

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/19/2021 to 5/19/2021

Meeting Times: ASYNCHRONOUS

Location: Zoom Online

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The perspective a person brings when doing anything in life can certainly impact their desired outcome. As educators, we want our students to discover a passion for learning that they can carry with them long after they leave our classrooms. Fostering a growth mindset will teach our students to understand the importance of mistakes and how to use them to their best advantage as mistakes prompt us to explore alternatives in the classroom and in life. Simply changing the way we interact with ourselves and others will open an endless world of possibilities.

10. Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of ELLs

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/20/2021

Meeting Times: 9am-12pm

Location: Zoom Online

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What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement.

11. Tips & Tricks: Lesser Known Google Productivity Tools

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 4/20/2021

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

Location: ZOOM Online

Explore some of the many other Google tools in the Google Suite of programs

12. Implicit Bias and Cultural Competence Part 1: You Don't Know what you Don't Know

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/21/2021

Meeting Times: 10:15am-11:15am

Location: ZOOM Online

All of us make snap judgements without even realizing it - and these impressions may significantly impact our interactions with colleagues - and our students. This 3 part series will guide participants through the what, whys and hows of implicit bias, the ways in which it may be the biggest obstacle to creating classrooms that honor a culture of diversity, equity and inclusivity, and what we can do about it. Be advised we will be engaged in the difficult discussions integral to the topic.

13. ASYNCHRONOUS-Moodle or Canvas: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND CAREER READINESS

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/26/2021 to 5/26/2021

Meeting Times: ASYNCHRONOUS

Location: Zoom Online

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Participants will examine the need for social emotional learning in the school setting. By understanding the underlying principles of social emotional learning, participants will explore the critical connection to much needed employability skills - career ready skill categories that include Self-Awareness and Self-Management, Establishing and Maintaining Relationships, and Social Problem Solving Skills. Exploring the impact of career ready skills on achievement and employability, participants will reflect on how to create better awareness of this skill set in the broader school community and what next steps may occur to begin the process of integration.

14. BULLY, BULLIED OR BYSTANDER

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers and Assistants

Dates: 4/26/2021

Meeting Times: 5pm-8pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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This workshop provides an overview of bullying and its impact on the school environment. It also includes responsibilities of ALL school staff in dealing with incidents of bullying.

15. Choose your Own Journey in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment - Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/26/2021 to 5/7/2021

Meeting Times: Asynchronous

Location: Online

This asynchronous course will give you the opportunity to choose your own pathway through learning strategies and resources to enhance curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices whether you are teaching face to face, in a hybrid structure, or completely online. The goal is to create predictable, flexible, connected, and empowering learning experiences for all students. You will have two weeks to complete one or up to three different modules, resulting in materials you can utilize right away in your classroom practice.

16. Sourcing online apps and website experiences

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 4/27/2021

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

Location: ZOOM Online

Best practices for finding and sourcing appropriate apps and services for students with consideration of EdLaw2D.

17. 4th Quarter SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Sullivan County school library personnel

Dates: 4/28/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, April 28th at 8:30am - 10:30am

Location: We will use Zoom to meet.

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For our Council meeting, we will review the status of our Plan of Service with the state library, make plans for future professional development opportunities and database trials and ordering.

18. Implicit Bias and Cultural Competence Part 1: You Don't Know what you Don't Know

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Building Administrators/Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Assistants

Dates: 4/28/2021

Meeting Times: 10:15am-11:15am

Location: ZOOM Online

All of us make snap judgements without even realizing it - and these impressions may significantly impact our interactions with colleagues - and our students. This 3 part series will guide participants through the what, whys and hows of implicit bias, the ways in which it may be the biggest obstacle to creating classrooms that honor a culture of diversity, equity and inclusivity, and what we can do about it. Be advised we will be engaged in the difficult discussions integral to the topic.

19. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - Amber and Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 4/28/2021

Meeting Times: 4/28/21 from 3:00-4:00 pm

Location: A Zoom link will be emailed to participants

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current Middle Grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Amber and Clay” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. Welcome to ancient Greece as only genius storyteller Laura Amy Schlitz can conjure it. In a warlike land of wind and sunlight, "ringed by a restless sea,” live Rhaskos and Melisto, spiritual twins with little in common beyond the violent and mysterious forces that dictate their lives. A Thracian slave in a Greek household, Rhaskos is as common as clay, a stable boy worth less than a donkey, much less a horse. Wrenched from his mother at a tender age, he nurtures in secret, aided by Socrates, his passions for art and philosophy. Melisto is a spoiled aristocrat, a girl as precious as amber but willful and wild. She'll marry and be tamed-the curse of all highborn girls-but risk her life for a season first to serve Artemis, goddess of the hunt. Bound by destiny, Melisto and Rhaskos-Amber and Clay-never meet in the flesh. By the time they do, one of them is a ghost. But the thin line between life and death is just one boundary their unlikely friendship crosses. It takes an army of snarky gods and fearsome goddesses, slaves and masters, mothers and philosophers to help shape their story into a gorgeously distilled, symphonic tour de force.

20. Dealing with Difficult Students in the School Environment- Violence Prevention

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers and Assistants

Dates: 4/29/2021

Meeting Times: 5pm-8pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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This workshop offers strategies for dealing with students who exhibit chronic and extreme behavior, including violence, by understanding the motivation behind this behavior and intervention techniques to use when it occurs.

21. ASYNCHRONOUS-Moodle or Canvas: TRANSFORMING THE LIVES OF STUDENTS WITH TRAUMA-INFORMED SCHOOLS

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 5/3/2021 to 6/3/2021

Meeting Times: ASYNCHRONOUS

Location: ZOOM Online

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Designed for K-12 educators and school-related professionals, this 5-hour online seminar addresses how trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) impact students' abilities to form trusting relationships, learn new concepts and self-regulate their behaviors in and out of school. The impact of early trauma on brain development and early attachment will be explored. While the topics addressed are relevant for supporting and sustaining the needs of ALL students, time will be spent examining trauma specifically experienced by ELLs such as the impact of prior experiences, pre-flight, flight and post-flight, and how to create a safe and supportive environment that is conducive to learning. The ideas presented will provide a new lens through which to see maladaptive behaviors and provide the necessary tools and strategies to support student healing and growth, both academically and social-emotionally.

22. Data is not a dirty word

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 5/4/2021

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

Location: ZOOM Online

Data driven instruction is a catch phrase that can often be looked down on. Consider how to use that data to best drive lessons.

23. DESIGNING EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTION AND LEARNING FOR ELL

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 5/5/2021

Meeting Times: 12pm-3pm

Location: Zoom Online

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The five high-leverage principles presented in this seminar synthesize the work of leading scholars and educators and reflect basic practices that can improve teaching and learning for English learners across the content areas. Participants will examine evidence-based instructional strategies that can be incorporated into daily lesson plans and routines as well as determine effective ways to teach and assess both language and disciplinary content. Through building upon students' background knowledge, incorporating academic language functions, designing and scaffolding deeper learning tasks integrating all four domains, and providing opportunities for student participation, teachers will help EL students become proficient in English and achieve rigorous state standards.

24. ASYNCHRONOUS-Moodle or Canvas: ESTABLISHING AN OPTIMAL CO-TEACHING CLASSROOM WITH ENGLISH LEARNERS IN MIND

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 5/10/2021 to 6/3/2021

Meeting Times: ASYNCHRONOUS

Location: Zoom Online

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What do teachers need to know and do prior to stepping in front of students as a co-teaching team? Participants of this online seminar will learn how to create a positive relationship by building a foundation for collaboration, welcoming the strengths and contributions each teacher brings to the partnership, and exploring ways to establish a presence where there is trust and respect. Through the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, participants will gain planning strategies to aid all students to learn at higher levels.

25. Protecting Kids & Yourself Online

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 5/11/2021

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

Location: ZOOM Online

Consider some of the best practices for keeping you and kids safe online.

26. PURPOSEFUL USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Program: Sullivan County Teacher Center

Dates: 5/11/2021

Meeting Times: 5pm-8pm

Location: ZOOM Online

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The power of instructional technology resides not in any particular application, website, or device, but in how teachers employ these tools to advance student learning. In this seminar, you will explore K-12 appropriate models demonstrating when and how to strategically plan for technology in any scenario (e.g. in-person, hybrid, remote learning, etc.), as well as standards-based best practices for fundamentally redesigning instruction using technology across the curriculum.

27. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire by Joy McCullough

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 5/12/2021

Meeting Times: 5/12/21 from 8:30-9:30 am

Location: A Zoom link will be emailed to participants

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current YA novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. Em Morales's older sister was raped by another student after a frat party. A jury eventually found the rapist guilty on all counts-a remarkable verdict that Em felt more than a little responsible for, since she was her sister's strongest advocate on social media during the trial. Her passion and outspokenness helped dissuade the DA from settling for a plea deal. Em's family would have real justice. But the victory is short-lived. In a matter of minutes, justice vanishes as the judge turns the Morales family's world upside down again by sentencing the rapist to no prison time. While her family is stunned, Em is literally sick with rage and guilt. To make matters worse, a news clip of her saying that the sentence makes her want to learn "how to use a sword” goes viral. From this low point, Em must find a new reason to go on and help her family heal, and she finds it in the unlikely form of the story of a fifteenth-century French noblewoman, Marguerite de Bressieux, who is legendary as an avenging knight for rape victims.

28. Social Media for continued growth

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Team Leaders/ Content Leads

Dates: 5/18/2021

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

Location: ZOOM Online

Leverage social media to grow yourself and your professional learning network

29. Getting Started with Sora in Your Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: K12 Teachers, School Librarians

Dates: 5/19/2021

Meeting Times: Wednesday, May 19th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Location: Participants will be using ZOOM for instruction.

Support students' reading, learning, and discovery using Sora. OverDrive's Sora is one of the easiest and best ways to provide eBooks and audiobooks to our learning communities. Participants will learn to browse their district's and regional collections for fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and professional titles. Participants will also learn strategies to utilize Sora in classrooms for class sets, building vocabulary, and increase text interaction with the definitions, highlights, and notes, and features to support all learners. Encourage lifelong reading and have fun too with events and challenges with Sora's teacher resources.

30. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 5/20/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

31. Structures and Routines, Communication and Community Building in Online Learning - Teaching in a Remote Learning Environment

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/25/2021

Meeting Times: 3:30-5:00

Location: Zoom Online

There is so much more to creating a successful online learning environment than apps and content. Join us to take a dive into strategies to create community, build structures and routines, and enhance communication pathways that will help you design learning experiences for your students that are predictable, flexible, engaging, and empowering.

32. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - Treasure of the World by Tara Sullivan

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 5/26/2021

Meeting Times: 5/26/21 from 3:00-4:00 pm

Location: A Zoom link will be emailed to participants

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current Middle Grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Treasure of the World” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. Twelve-year-old Ana wants nothing more than to escape the future set for her and her classmates in her small mining village. Boys her age are beginning to leave school to become silver miners and girls her age are destined to one day be the wives of miners. But when her often ill eleven-year-old brother is forced by their demanding father to start work in the mines, Ana gives up her dreams of school to volunteer in his place. The world of silver mining though is dark and dangerous and the men who work there don't want a girl in their way. Ana must find the courage to not only survive but save her family after the worst happens and a mining accident kills her father and leaves her brother missing.

33. Zoom Book Club for Secondary Educators - Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley

Program: School Library System

Audience: Secondary School Educators, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/9/2021

Meeting Times: 6/9/21 from 8:30-9:30 am

Location: A Zoom link will be emailed to participants

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current YA novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "Firekeeper's Daughter” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine wants to leave home to discover who she really is. As a biracial science geek and hockey star, she's always felt like an outsider, both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. But when her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother's hockey team. Then Daunis witnesses a shocking murder, thrusting her into the heart of an ongoing FBI investigation. As an undercover informant, Daunis works tirelessly to expose the criminals. But as the secrets pile up and the deception strikes close to home, Daunis must learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe kwe (Ojibwe woman) as she chooses between saving those she loves, helping the FBI, and protecting her community.

34. CSE Chairperson Meetings

Program: Special Ed

Dates: 6/10/2021

Meeting Times: 1 - 3 pm

Location: Virtual Meeting

CSE Chairperson Meetings/Discussions

35. Getting Started with Sora in Your Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: K12 Teachers, School Librarians

Dates: 6/10/2021

Meeting Times: Thursday, June 10th from 3:00 to 4:00 pm.

Location: Participants will be using ZOOM for instruction.

Support students' reading, learning, and discovery using Sora. OverDrive's Sora is one of the easiest and best ways to provide eBooks and audiobooks to our learning communities. Participants will learn to browse their district's and regional collections for fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and professional titles. Participants will also learn strategies to utilize Sora in classrooms for class sets, building vocabulary, and increase text interaction with the definitions, highlights, and notes, and features to support all learners. Encourage lifelong reading and have fun too with events and challenges with Sora's teacher resources.

36. Zoom Book Club for Elementary/Middle Educators - The One Thing You'd Save by Linda Sue Park

Program: School Library System

Audience: Elementary School Educators, Middle School Educators, Librarians, Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 6/16/2021 to 6/17/2021

Meeting Times: 6/16/21 from 3:00-4:00 pm

Join us for a one-hour discussion of current Middle Grade novels. Participants will read the book and be ready to discuss the work during the ZOOM hour. "The One Thing You'd Save” is available on Sora, your school library's ebook collection. The Zoom link will be sent to participants after registering on MLP. When a teacher asks her class what one thing they would save in an emergency, some students know the answer right away. Others come to their decisions more slowly. And some change their minds when they hear their classmates' responses. A lively dialog ignites as the students discover unexpected facets of one another-and themselves. With her ear for authentic dialog and knowledge of tweens' priorities and emotions, Linda Sue Park brings the varied voices of an inclusive classroom to life through carefully honed, engaging, and instantly accessible verse.