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CIS

Continuous Improvement of Schools

Reducing the Need and Use of Out of School Suspension: Effective Policies and Practices Description: School districts across the country are rightfully concerned about the numbers of students who are being suspended or expelled for their behavior. Emerging research indicates that these consequences are not likely to change the inappropriate behavior of the students involved, nor do they serve to deter other students from engaging in the same behaviors. Instead, these consequences make the suspended student’s academic progress more difficult, and may increase the likelihood of the student dropping out of school or having other negative outcomes. As a result, many schools are beginning to examine their school discipline policies with an eye to making them both more effective and less reliant on traditional exclusionary consequences. This training will provide specific strategies that can be built into a school’s and/or districts formal disciplinary code of conduct as part of an array of consequences for inappropriate behavior. Each of these strategies is supported by current research demonstrating positive behavioral-change outcomes for students, and provide opportunities to maintain or re-engage students in school rather than pushing them out of school. Date: Jan. 14, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Counselors, psychologists, social workers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Robert March, Ph.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org How to Use Classroom Data to Set Goals and Monitor Student Progress: Classroom First Responder Series Description: Teachers who can set ambitious academic and behavioral goals and regularly monitor classroom progress are more likely to have good outcomes--especially with struggling students. This workshop is designed for general- and special-education teachers, educational consultants, and school administrators in grades 3-12 who wish to expand their skills in collecting student data to document IEP growth or response to intervention. Participants will learn how to: • Set clear, ambitious goals for common academic and behavioral targets • Access a range of classroom-friendly tools to monitor student growth--such as rubrics, behavior report cards, cumulative mastery logs, and more • Access and use free Curriculum-Based Measures and benchmark norms to track acquisition of basic academic skills • Chart progress-monitoring data to provide a visual display of student growth for presentation to RTI Problem Solving Teams and CSEs • Ensure that 4 non-negotiable elements are included in any student data collection plan: problem definition, baseline, goal, progress-monitoring As a key feature of this workshop, participants will receive a 'Classroom Progress-Monitoring Methods Checklist' that will allow them quickly to select one or more methods to track student growth. Date: Jan. 14, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General education classroom teachers, special educators, reading and math specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jim Wright, M.S. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 77

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This 95-page catalog is chock full of information on an array of workshops available to teachers and administrators in the southern Westches...

Professional development catalog 2015 16  

This 95-page catalog is chock full of information on an array of workshops available to teachers and administrators in the southern Westches...

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