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  • ENGAGE, EMPOWER & INSPIRE Regional Professional Learning Day Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Columbia High School 962 Luther Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061

    EAST GREENBUSH SITE

  • Schedule

    8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee Vendors

    8:40 – 9:30 a.m. Morning Keynote

    Choose two 45-minute sessions (1 Session A & 1 Session B) or one 90-minute Session AB

    9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Session A Workshop Session AB Workshop

    (9:45 – 11:15 a.m.) 10:35 – 11:20 a.m. Session B Workshop

    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Flu Shot Clinic (Bring Insurance Card)

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch, Networking, Vendors

    12:40 – 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Keynote

    1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Session C Workshop

    2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Complete Evaluation, Vendors, Networking

    TIME EVENTS

    NOTE: All workshops are first come first serve. Please have backup options.

    Parking may be limited. Please use the lower parking lot and consider carpooling.

    A big thank you to the following business partners for contributing door prizes:

    • Texas Instruments (TI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graphing Calculator and Teacher License • Walmart, Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50 Gift Card • Applebee’s, East Greenbush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (3) $10 vouchers • Applebee’s, Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (3) $10 vouchers

    Door prizes will be drawn from returned name tags at the end of the day. Winners will be notified via email.

  • Keynote Speakers

    Afternoon Keynote: 12:40-1:30 p.m. – Auditorium Stephen “Dr. Bird” Birchak Author, professor, counseling psychologist, former college wrestling coach of the year, hus- band, father, and reformed class clown, Dr. Bird is a nationally recognized speaker on issues of positive psychology and has spoken to over 250,000 professionals, service providers, educators, parents, and students nationwide. He is the author of 5 books including “It’s Not a Crisis – It’s an Inconvenience!” which has quickly become a workplace and personal motto for thousands of people across the nation who are infusing his principles of attitude change into their daily lives. He also wrote “The Jerk Whisperer” and “How to Build a Child’s Character by Tapping into Your Own.” Dr. Bird also wrote the popular children’s book “The Bird and the

    Bear” based on his own life. He offers small practical changes in our day-to-day behaviors that have been used by professionals, administrators, executives, fortune 500 corporate leaders, teachers, parents, and children. Dr. Birchak was honored as the “New York State Champion of Character,” and was presented with the “Friend of Education” award from the School Administrator’s Association of New York.

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

    The Happiness Code: The 5 Active Reflections of Really Really Happy Educators! How can we stay positive when life is getting tough? How do we re-energize when life seems to drain us? When the whole world is becom- ing more stressed, can organizations and individuals create a positive attitude change? Dr. Bird has spent nearly 4 decades as a college professor researching and teaching positive psychology and the effects of tension, stress, and change in our culture. He uses research, theory, humor, and reflection to explain and clarify the critical influences on happiness in our lives. He offers strategies and functional skills for dealing with toxic people, attitude change, and stressful situations. In this day and age of hostility and tension, we could all use a little more serenity and Dr. Bird leaves every audience with new essential skills as well as inspiration. The 5 active reflections not only change lives, they often save them as well.

    Morning Keynote: 8:40-9:30 a.m. – Auditorium Kevin Honeycutt “ I am a change agent, a keynote speaker/trainer but I am first and foremost a teacher. I have been teaching for over 23 years and I am on a mission to prepare kids for the future and to empower teachers to do the same.”

    Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages.

    In 1991 he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an internationally recognized awards program for edu- cators and leaders in the field of educational technology integration in K–12 schools. The program identifies and rewards educational technology leaders around the world for their commitment and innovation.

    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:

    Trends, Tools, & Tactics for 21st Century Learning This keynote is a fun look at the exciting things that happen when educators step outside their boxes and try new tools. It reinforces the importance of relationships while encouraging teachers to become learners again through positive examples of student success.

  • Session A Workshops 9:45-10:30 a.m. (45 Minutes) • EAST GREENBUSH Kevin Honeycutt

    Powerful Tools 4 Challenging Times (Auditorium) In this presentation, I explore the amazing and abundant free and affordable tools that we can use to offset costs, maximize effect, and drive improvement in schools.

    Rachel Harrison, Ryan Steller, Jill Augustine, Anne Lazarony, Rachel Teplitsky, Melissa Putterman Hoffmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Berlin

    Suicide Prevention (Room C208) K-12 All Contents The Berlin CSD counseling staff developed a suicide prevention protocol in 2015. The protocol includes use of the Columbia Suicide Severity Scale to evaluate the risk of suicide; the steps to take when someone shows warning signs of self-harm or suicide; the referral process for psychiatric care; and ongoing use of the Lifelines Suicide prevention Program to teach students, staff and the surrounding community how to identify and assist people contemplating self-harm or suicide. Information will include brief statistics and behavioral patterns around suicidal thinking and behavior, warning signs, video example, and an overview of a suicide prevention curriculum.

    Michelle Furlong, Kevin Onorato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brunswick

    Rensselaer County and the War of Rebellion (Room S121) 7-9 various contents We will discuss the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) grant which funded our co-curricular 7th grade lesson “Rensselaer County and the War of Rebellion.” The LGRMIF Grant addresses three goals: increasing the use of local government historical records; enhancing classroom instruction to meet the New York State Social Studies Framework; and increasing public awareness of the educational and historical value of local government records. We will take you through the process of writing and applying for grants, locating records, creating lessons, and exploring cross-curricular connections with math and science.

    Sarah Garno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Greenbush

    What Does Independent Reading Look Like? (Room S213) K-5 Literacy Independent reading is more than simply having students read on their own. It is teaching students to understand what kind of books they might enjoy reading as well as making sure students understand their reading ability without the pressure of “having” to read one specific book. In this session, participants will learn what independent reading is and is not, as well as why it is beneficial. We will explore the work of Donalyn Miller and her book The Book Whisperer and how your library can help.

    Jodi Rossman LMHC, Jon Zehnder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Questar III BOCES

    Restorative Justice – Overview of Practices and Principles (Room C208) 3-12 All Contents Together we will go through some of the main concepts of Restorative Justice: Relationships, Community Circles, Restorative Conversations and Classroom Conference Circle. We will look at how Restorative Justice fits with PBIS, and RTI models, and begin to examine its impact on school communities around the nation.

    Janice Balogh, Jennifer Carlson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Schodack

    Using “I Wonder” Pictures to Engage Elementary Students in Math (Room S118) K-3 Math We will share a series of pictures that have been used in a kindergarten classroom to empower and engage students to see mathematics in the world around them. Students share “I wonder” questions about the pictures. They will use common core strategies to count, add and subtract.

    George Seymour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Questar III BOCES

    Engage, Empower and Inspire through Science (Room N213) K-5 Science Come and explore ways to embed phenomena, the science and engineering practices, and