Professional Development Update

MONROE 2-ORLEANS BOCES ENEWS

Have a wonderful summer!

Greetings,

Welcome to the final CIPD eNewsletter for the 2018-19 academic year! Look for a mid-summer update and, of course, we'll be back on our regular schedule in September.


Until then, we are proud to share, with you, our final two highlighted speakers for 2019-2020. The speaker and session information is below. We know you will be as excited to meet them as we are.


We are also very excited to present the complete Summer/Fall Professional Development Guide! Just click the image and get excited for the numerous opportunities available to you this summer and into the next academic year.


Thank you all for another great year and we hope everyone has an invigorating summer!

Best wishes,

The CIPD Team

*A new date for Feedback That Makes Learning Visible with Dr. Peter DeWitt will be announced in July*

2019-2020 FEATURED SPEAKERS - Experts and Authors

Reducing Anxiety and Defiant Behavior in the Classroom with Jessica Minahan

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen to eighteen-year olds has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must avoid the reward and punishment-based consequences from traditional behavior plans and focus instead on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses.


Jessica Minahan is a licensed and board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA), author, special educator, and consultant to schools internationally. Since 2000 she has worked with students who struggle with mental health issues and challenging behavior in public school systems. She specializes in training staff and creating behavior intervention plans for students who demonstrate explosive and unsafe behavior. She also works with students who have emotional and behavioral disabilities, anxiety disorders, or high-functioning Autism. Her particular interest is to serve these students by combining behavioral interventions with a comprehensive knowledge of best practices for those with complex mental health profiles and learning needs.


Date: November 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Educational Service Center, 3599 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559

Fee: $175


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We Got This. Becoming the Teachers Our Students Need Us to Be. with Cornelius Minor

We know the research: girls are underrepresented in science and technology; children of color continue to be suspended at exponential rates compared to their white peers; poor children are more likely to attend schools with fewer resources to support their academic growth; school can be an institutionally constructed nightmare for language learners, LGBTQIA+ children, or children with disabilities. These outcomes are exclusionary, and school, as an institution, continues to perpetuate them. People often ask, “How can schools be sexist or racist or classist if I’m not?” Sadly, systems of oppression continue to work against children—despite our best intentions.


This day will explore how grading practices, classroom routines, teaching methodologies, discipline codes, and other school structures can perpetuate the kinds of exclusion that keep some children from fully accessing and benefiting from a school curriculum. We will study how inquiry/action research can be a tool that practitioners use to dismantle these structures and to change them to truly benefit all learners.


Cornelius Minor is a Brooklyn-based educator. He works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support equitable literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Whether working with educators and kids in Los Angeles, Seattle, or New York City, Cornelius uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to bring communities together. As a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, Cornelius draws not only on his years teaching middle school in the Bronx and Brooklyn, but also on time spent skateboarding, shooting hoops, and working with young people.


Date: May 6, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Educational Service Center, 3599 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559

Fee: $175


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COMING SOON

There's a new Social Studies Regents Exam...now what?

This is a one day plus an after school session (TBD) What is going on? The new Social Studies Regents exam for Global Studies and US History asks students to think and act like an historians. How might teachers create lessons and assessments that get students to merge content with the historical thinking skills/Social Studies practices they will need to be successful on this exam as well as be informed, active citizens? How the Session will run? Participants will learn a protocol for lesson design that has students engage in inquiry, document analysis and historical writing. Participants will then use the protocol to design a lesson that utilizes inquiry, document analysis and historical writing using various online resources.


Date: Monday, July 15, 2019

Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Location: Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Educational Service Center, 3599 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559

Fee: $100


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How might we use Design Thinking as a way to build community?

What? Design Thinking is a problem solving process that has been used in the world of engineering and product design which is based on the needs of the user. Over the past few years, the philosophy and the process have been applied to other areas such as government services and education. How? On Day 1, Participants will learn and practice the Design Thinking cycle designing a sample product. On Day 2, participants will identify an area of design for their organization, then go develop a Design plan for that opportunity. Day 3 occurs in the Fall so that participants can share out their experience and learn from one another on how to continue the Design Process. Then get the opportunity to use the process in that area.



Dates: Thursday, July 25 & Friday, July 26, 2019

Time: 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Monroe 2–Orleans BOCES Educational Service Center, 3599 Big Ridge Road, Spencerport, NY 14559

Fee: $200


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