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May 2019

Memorial Day

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – School Services Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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The Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES campus will be closed today in honor of Memorial Day.

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Teaching Social Skills to Preschoolers

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – School Services Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

Research indicates that teaching social and behavioral skills to young learners is one of the best predictors of school success. This workshop will explore a variety of evidence-based practices shown to effectively promote healthy social-emotional development, with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practices and positive, proactive approaches to support students’ learning and prevent challenging behaviors. Participants will learn about practical strategies that are immediately applicable to early childhood settings and will result in improved social and behavioral outcomes for students.…

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Transition Assessment and Planning for Students Entering the Workforce

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – Projects Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

This workshop is the final part of a three-part series on transition planning and assessments for student populations that have individual transition needs. This session will provide information on transition planning, transition assessments, and resources for youth whose postsecondary goals include entering the workforce immediately or shortly after exiting from high school. During this workshop, we will cover strategies for transition planning, postsecondary goals, entry-level employability skills, and transition assessments. Attendees will learn how to prepare students for a career…

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Middle School Special Educators: Transition Planning and Beyond

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – Projects Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

This workshop is designed for middle school educators and others who help prepare students and their families for transition planning, starting at age 12. Join us as we learn about regulations guiding transition practices as well as programs and opportunities available to middle school school students and those entering high school.  Topics to be covered include: * Connecting with Families and Community Partners * Initial Transition Review and Assessments Required for Classified Students, Age 12 * New State Career Development…

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June 2019

**INVITATION ONLY** Transition Planning Institute: Quality IEPs and Indicator 13 (Day 2 of 2)

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – Projects Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

Transition planning and well-developed IEPs are critical to the success of students both in middle and high school, as well as during their adult lives.  Join us for a two-day team-based workshop as we explore practices and strategies designed to help educators work more effectively with students.  During this hands-on event, we will explore the components of transition planning, carefully identifying district responsibilities, as well as evidence-based practices and resources. We will also review assessments and other materials necessary to…

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Team Implementation Guidance

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – School Services Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

*This is a work session designed for schools to attend with their teams and bring school data or materials they would like to work on* This half-day work session provides school teams with an opportunity to work on tasks related to their school’s implementation of social-emotional and behavioral supports while receiving support and consultation from the RSE-TASC. Prior to attending, teams should identify areas they wish to target and bring the appropriate materials with them. The RSE-TASC team is available…

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WE-CAN (Westchester Educators and Community Agencies Network)

June 6 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – School Services Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

Calling all high school educators and community agency providers!  Join us for our end-of-the-year gathering to learn about community-based programs and services available to transitioning students.  We will meet from 8:30 am - 10:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided. Specialists will be on hand to answer your questions about eligibility, referrals, and programs for transitioning youth in the areas of mental health, developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as blind and visual impairments.  Representatives from ACCES-VR will also join…

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PBIS Overview for Administrators

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – School Services Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systems approach to preventing and responding to school and classroom discipline problems. The PBIS framework assists schools in developing school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote positive behavior for every student. This overview is for schools and districts looking to start PBIS or improve PBIS fidelity through training staff and improving program effectiveness. At the conclusion of this overview, administrators will have a greater understanding of the commitments needed to…

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THE FORUM: Housing Options and Funding Sources for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities

June 11 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES – Projects Bldg., 200 BOCES Drive
Yorktown Heights,NY10598United States
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Free

Welcome to The Forum - a group developed by school staff who serve students with developmental and intellectual disabilities. This session will include information on housing options and funding sources for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A presentation by Michele Lawton, Supervisor of Adult Services Navigation at WIHD, will include information on current housing options, funding options for housing, prerequisites to have in place before funding streams are available, services through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD),…

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Putnam County Transition Consortium *For Educators and Agency Personnel that serve Putnam County*

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Free

Inter-agency collaboration is an evidence-based practice in improving post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. It is a key component of a transition program that moves students from secondary settings (e.g., middle school/high school) to adult life, utilizing comprehensive transition planning and education that creates individualized opportunities, services, and supports to help students achieve their post school goals in education/training, employment, and independent living. Our mission is to improve transition plans and post-secondary outcomes for Putnam County youth and young adults…

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