149 Central Avenue,
Room 124,
NY 14086
(716) 651-0560
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Current Workshops

SCHOOL CLOSING - When Lancaster Schools are closed, ALL workshops and activities are Cancelled.
Current Trainings

NYSED Case Management Phase I Training-9/16/14
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Location:  Webinar
1:00 pm

TABE Administrator Certification
Friday, September 19, 2014
Location:  Christ Community Church
                Pine & Genesee (140 Genesee St.)
                Lockport, NY 14094
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

TABE Administrator Certification
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Location:  Robert A. Binner Educational Center
                1050 Maryvale Dr.
                Cheektowaga, NY 14225
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Helping Students Meet & Exceed the Common Core State Standards for Mathematical Practice
(Grade Level 6-12)
Friday, September 26, 2014
Location:  Marriott Hotel
                1340 Millersport Highway
                Amherst, NY
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Common Core Skill Development for ESL Students
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Location:  Ramada Inn and Conference Center - University D & E
                 2402 N. Forest Rd.
                 Getzville, NY 14068
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

TABE Administrator Certification
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Location:  Springville Public Library
                18 Chapel St.
                Springville, NY 14141
10:15 am - 1:15 pm

Common Core Shifts in Mathematics Instruction and Assessment
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Location:  Fairdale Banquet Center
                672 Wehrle Dr.
                Amherst, NY
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Teaching with Primary Sources - Foundational Preparation for TASC Instruction
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Location:   Courtyard Marriott
                 4243 Genesee St.
                 Cheektowaga, NY 14225
8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Practical Approaches for Incorporating the Common Core State Standards into your TASC
   Social Studies Instruction (Grade Level 6-12)
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Location:  Millennium Hotel
                2040 Walden Ave.
                Cheektowaga, NY 
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

BEST Plus Administrator Certification
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Location:  Campus Linc
                25 John Glenn Dr., Suite 102
                Amherst, NY
8:30 am - 4:30 pm





 to register online:
click on
calendar, go to date of workshop and click on Workshop Title
and you will get description of the workshop.    At the end of the description - CONTINUE
fill in registration, CONTINUE
Click on CONFIRM REGISTRATION - (optional: print page)
you will receive confirmation by e-mail
No phone registrations, please!
When Lancaster Schools are closed,
ALL workshops and activities are cancelled.
School Closingswill be made on radio stations WBEN, WKSE (98.5 FM),
WYRK (106.5 FM), and WJYE (96.1 FM)
and on local television stations: 2, 4 & 7


NRS Online Training

NRS Online is the training site for the National Reporting System for adult education (NRS). This site contains training courses designed for adult education program administrators that explain NRS requirements and courses designed to improve the quality of NRS data collection. You can also use this site as a reference source for the NRS. Courses include NRS Basic Information, Data Quality Courses, and Data Use Courses.

As you proceed through an NRS Course you will encounter content along with a related question. By successfully answering a sequence of questions you will proceed to the end of the course. If your answer to a question is determined to be correct, you will automatically be forwarded to the next question or course page and a note will appear informing you as such. If your answer to a question is determined to be incorrect, you will be forwarded to a page that informs you that your answer was incorrect and gives you a short piece to read that conveys the answer. In order to advance to the next question you will need to correctly answer the current question. Your answers to the questions are stored in the database so that you can return to a course and review your work.

To gain full credit for a course, you will need to complete all questions, print a copy of the course completion page, and forward it to the WNYPDC to receive a Completion Certificate.

You can find the NRS Online Training at

Ongoing Online Course:

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse Certification
The Medical Society of the State of New York is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education, and is one of several agencies approved by NYSED to offer this course online. After completing this approximately 2 hour course you will have an understanding of what you, as an Educator/Practitioner, need to know about recognizing and reporting child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect. The on line course is well-designed and the website is easy to navigate.
To participate, go to and click on course
# MSSNY0102. Follow the instructions. You will be asked to submit a credit card # for the course fee of $29.00.

AEPro and ELL-U offer high quality, research-based online trainings. You are welcome to participate in as many of those workshops as interest you.  The West RAEN will credit each person staff development hours for one online course each academic year, plus one online course offered through the ACCES/West RAEN, in addition to the in-person, RAEN-sponsored staff development you participate in.  Before you begin any online course, email us with the title of the workshop you have chosen and the date you plan to begin the course.  When you finish the course forward your completion certificate to us so we can add the hours to our database.  ACCES/West RAEN reserves the right to determine how many hours of professional development credit are earned for an online training.

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