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1. LHRIC- eSD Spring 2023 Focus Group (1PM - 3PM, VIRTUAL)

Program: LHRIC - Student Services Workshops

Dates: 4/18/2023

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Please join us for our 2023 eSchoolData Spring Focus Group. This will be a virtual session hosted by your LHRIC eSD Support Team & eSD/Renaissance Learning partners.

Focus Groups are a wonderful opportunity to come together to share feedback, ask questions. learn what others in the region are doing, and learn what is new & upcoming on product roadmaps.

When: Tuesday, April 18th, 1 PM - 2 PM

Where: As this is a virtual session, Registration & link will be sent to all participatns prior to the session.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Your LHRIC eSD Support Team.

2. 2023-2024 DEI Leaders Network

Program: 2023-2024 - (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Audience: All educators who are committed to leading and living DEI in their classrooms, schools, and districts .

Dates: 10/12/2023 to 6/6/2024

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We know that education can change the trajectory of an individual and the world. The work of schools is to ready each child to thrive in a diverse society as a socially engaged life-long learner. The DEI Leaders' Network is committed to modeling and engaging others in advancing equity and inclusion with a vision of a more just and sustainable world. Our Network is oriented towards building relationships and supporting one another in our shared commitment to educate all children for today and for their future - through customized professional learning experiences that meet districts, schools, and educators where they are to engage in deep learning related to our educational practice. We seek to create a culture of inclusion and belonging that engages educators in capacity-building experiences to provide high-quality teaching and learning for all. Our Network is grounded in research and guided by NYSED's Board of Regents' DEI Policy, NYSED's Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education Framework (CRSEF), and SWBOCES' BoE goals. Why join the DEI Leaders' Network? -DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. -We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. -Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all. What will you learn? -Promising practices in leading for DEI. -Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges. -Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals. -Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

3. Bilingual Education Collaborative (fka: Dual Language PLC) - 8-MONTH SERIES - via Zoom [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Bilingual, Dual Language, and/or ENL Coordinators; District/School Administrators; IHE Bilingual Program Leaders

Dates: 10/30/2023 to 6/10/2024

This is a networking collaborative in which leaders of bilingual, dual language, and/or ENL programs will:
* Learn from each other's experiences, practices, and best ideas in the field of Bilingual education Create a support network
* Self-assess [e.g. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Guiding Principles and other proven sources for this purpose; work to strengthen programs based on these]
* Review up-to-date research on Bilingual Education best practices and outcomes

To access these monthly workshops, a Zoom link will be shared with registered participants to the email addresses they used to enroll in Frontline (MLP).

If this is your first session in the series, please note: you must be registered in MLP no later than 11:00 AM, the Friday before.


Cost: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

4. CIO Meeting - 2023-24 - Open to all Public and Non-Public CIO's

Program: LHRIC - Data Services

Audience: CIO's & Support Staff

Dates: 12/13/2023

For questions regarding this activity, please contact NAME.
In this course we will explore applications of the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards (NYSCSDF) as they reinforce and support New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), a series of performance expectations that define what students should understand and be able to do as a result of their study of science.

This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn to apply the New York State Computer Science & Digital Fluency Standards (NYSCSDF) in science to support student learning as guided by the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS).
  • Objective 2: To build lessons and project activities that apply the NYSCSDF to enhance student learning in the science classroom..

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course we will review the basics of Computer Science and Digital Fluency in the arts. This in-depth course will explore creative, fun, project-based art projects and concepts that integrate technology and STEAM learning. We'll explore a range of emerging and classic tools and media that teach the fundamentals and are cost-effective. We will cover incorporating the principles of Computer Science, Digital Fluency, and the arts along with how to engage students with creative projects, and then sharing ways to elevate the learning to the next level by adding elements such as collaboration, connection, and community.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn what the Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards are and how they can be used in the art classroom.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to integrate CS & DF into projects for use in any classroom environment.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards. This course will explore how these standards can look in your ELA class from K-12. We will explore all 5 concept areas as well as the sub concept areas. Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement these standards into your ELA curriculum.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards and how these standards can look in your math class from Kindergarten to 12th grade. We will explore all 5 concept areas as well as the subconcept areas. Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement these standards into your Math curriculum.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course we will provide educators with the understanding on how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: Participants will understand how to use home language supports in multiple ways, with students and/or with parents helping their children.
  • Objective 2: Participants will learn about resources available to content area teachers through NYSED.
  • Objective 3: Review the essential elements for creating mini-webinettes in content areas for ELLs.
  • Objective 4: Deepen understanding of scaffolds and supports shared in previous sessions, and explore effective means of implementation.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Cybersecurity. This course will explore the three subconcept areas within Cybersecurity. These are:
  • Risks
  • Safeguards
  • Response

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Cybersecurity.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Digital Literacy. This course will explore the two subconcept areas within Digital Literacy. These are:
  • Digital Use
  • Digital Citizenship

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Digital Literacy.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Impacts of Computing. This course will explore the 4 subconcepts within Impacts of Computing. These are:
  • Society
  • Ethics
  • Accessibility
  • Career Paths

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Impacts of Computing.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Networks and System Design. This course will explore the two subconcept areas within Networks and Systems Design. These are:
  • Hardware and Software
  • Networks and the Internet

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Networks and System Design.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • The focus of this course is to provide educators with the understanding on how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: Participants will understand key research and concepts that support instruction of ELLs, such as Comprehensible Input, Scaffolded Supports and Home Language Supports.
  • Objective 2: Participants will identify key strategies to support ELLs in Content Area classes.
  • Objective 3: Participants will have understanding of ways to increase student engagement and connections, thereby develop stronger relationships with ELLs online.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • In this course, we will review NYSED's computer science and digital fluency standards around the concept area of Computational Thinking. This course will explore the four subconcepts within Computational Thinking. These are:
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Abstraction and Decomposition
  • Algorithms and Programming

    Throughout this course, you will learn more about the standards, explore examples of the standards in action and be able to consider how you will implement these standards in your classroom.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards Concept Area: Computational Thinking.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to implement the standards into your classroom.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • 16. Supporting ELL/MLL Learners (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/15/2024

    During this online course, learners will explore challenges and strategies to foster ELLs' access to content in learning environments such as virtual or hybrid environments. This course will be open from October 2,2023 to December 15,2023 and is worth 5 CTLE Hours.

    Course Purpose
    Participants will delve deeper into key strategies highlighted in previous modules.
    Participants will observe strategies modeled in the classroom and reflect on their implementation.

    Modules
    Module 1: Introduction
    Module #2: Key Strategies
    Module #3: Focus on Scaffolds
    Module #4: Example of Multi-Language Classroom
    Module #5: Final Course Assignment
    Resources for Continued Learning
    Final Module: Get Your Digital Badge and Certificate



    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.

    17. Supporting Students with Unique Abilities: An Introduction Course (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/15/2024

    In this course we will help teachers support students who have unique abilities by leveling the playing field and leveraging technology so that students can learn independently.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn strategies that support students with unique learning abilities.
  • Objective 2: To learn tools that will provide all students with equal access to knowledge.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • 18. Supporting Students' Self Confidence and Motivation: An Introduction Course (Online Course Provided by NYSCATE)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 1/15/2024

    In this course, we will explore ways to increase our students' confidence and intrinsic motivation. We will explore the vocabulary, resources, and activities that can be used to support our students. We will also take a look at the technology tools and resources that are available for you.

    This course is worth 3 CTLE Hours.
    Course Purpose
  • Objective 1: To learn ways to increase confidence and motivation.
  • Objective 2: To learn how to find and use the resources available to support student growth.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on January 15, and participants have until March 15, 2024, to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    This course is designed and provided by NYSCATE and utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive an email from NYSCATE with instructions on how to enroll in your course. This course is self-paced and upon successful completion, you will be marked complete in PLM. All NYSCATE courses have rolling enrollment. Registrants will be emailed on Fridays with confirmation of registration.
  • 19. Academic Success for Linguistically Diverse Learners Content Series: Special Education - via Zoom [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Middle School and High School Special Education Teachers of Linguistically Diverse Learners

    Dates: 1/19/2024 to 3/22/2024

    THE JANUARY 19TH SESSION WAS CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

    Participants will learn how to develop units that incorporate the four hallmarks of Advanced Literacy Instruction, highlighted within NYSED's Advanced Literacy Briefs on Linguistically Diverse Learners.

    (January 19 - In person at Suffern Central School District - 45 Mountain Avenue, Hillburn, NY 10931; Main Conference Room- CANCELLED)

    * February 2 - via Zoom
    * February 27 - via Zoom
    * March 22 - via Zoom


    Session 1: Foundations of Advanced Literacies
    Participants will learn the basics of Advanced Literacies and its four hallmarks with key tools and strategies for integrating advanced literacy practices.

    Session 2: Strategies for Incorporating the Hallmarks in Instruction - Part 1
    Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the Hallmarks of Advanced Literacies in daily instruction.

    Session 3: Strategies for Incorporating the Hallmarks in Instruction - Part 2
    Participants will learn strategies to incorporate the Hallmarks of Advanced Literacies in daily instruction.

    Session 4: Organizing our Learning into a Knowledge-Building Unit Cycle
    In this session, participants will learn to organize newly acquired strategies into a Knowledge-Building Unit Cycle with a culminating Language Production Project.

    To access the virtual workshops, a Zoom link will be shared with registered participants to the email addresses they used to enroll in Frontline (MLP).

    This series is open to the entire Hudson Valley Region.


    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    20. CIO Meeting - 2023-24 - Open to all Public and Non-Public CIO's

    Program: LHRIC - Data Services

    Audience: CIO's & Support Staff

    Dates: 1/31/2024

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact NAME.

    21. Restorative Practices Training for Students in Temporary Housing Program

    Program: 2023-2024 - (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Audience: Please note that this training is limited to personnel who work with McKinney-Vento students and are approved to attend by SWBOCES’s Students in Temporary Housing Program.

    Dates: 2/2/2024 to 6/4/2024

    Please note that this training is limited to personnel who work with McKinney-Vento students and are approved to attend by SWBOCES's Students in Temporary Housing Program. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to attend, please contact Adam Weinstock (aweinstock@swboces.org).

    Lori DeCarlo of Restorative Edge Consulting will lead this interactive series to provide training to school leaders and program staff in the use of restorative practices designed to respond to the needs of youth affected by homelessness, trauma, loss, and other complex emotional challenges.

    The training will focus on:



    • Restorative practices as a trauma-informed approach for creating a culture of belonging, safety, and inclusion


    • Responsive restorative practices, including Affective Communication/Non-Violent Communication, Tier 2 Whole Group Responsive Circles, and Tier 2 Restorative Circles to respond to specific incidents of harm.

    A highly engaging Restorative Pedagogy will be utilized for the delivery of in-person instruction. In addition, experiential learning will be utilized in the form of practicum assignments between sessions.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aweinstock@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    22. State Reporting in Frontline IEP

    Program: LHRIC - Data Services

    Audience: Public School District CIO's and Special Ed Dept. Staff

    Dates: 2/8/2024

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Denise Consaga.

    23. [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply to Practice] Promoting Student Engagement and Academic Success with AI (Two Part Webinar Series)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 2/8/2024 to 3/7/2024

    As AI continues to grow, teachers will need to understand the potential of this technology in education. By leveraging AI-driven insights and tools, teachers can create engaging learning experiences, cultivate a more inclusive classroom environment to increase achievement. During this two-part webinar, participants will explore ways to use AI in the classroom to enhance student engagement and academic success for all students. (Participants can sign up for just Part 1, but must take Part 1 if they want to take Part 2)

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    24. SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Elementary School Librarians

    Dates: 2/12/2024

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    25. SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Secondary School Librarians

    Dates: 2/13/2024

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    26. LAKELAND CSD ONLY - ENL Crash Course: Module 2 - Asynchronous Course - 02/26/24 through 04/12/24 [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Administrators, Therapists

    Dates: 2/26/2024 to 4/12/2024

    **THIS IS PART 2 OF A 2-PART SERIES**

    Course launches live via Zoom on February 26, 2024 at 3:00 PM and continues asynchronously through April 12, 2024.


    Teachers will learn what is different about teaching reading to ELLs, the importance of background knowledge in reading, how to incorporate vocabulary routines, writing strategies and supporting students before, during and after reading.

    Topic 1. Teaching Reading to ELLs- What's different?
    Topic 2. The Power of Background Knowledge.
    Topic 3. Incorporating Vocabulary Routines.
    Topic 4. Writing Strategies for ELLs across Content Areas.
    Topic 5. Before, During and After Reading Strategies.

    Participants are strongly encouraged to complete Module 1 before beginning Module 2 (unless they did so last year). Participants must successfully complete 5 topic quizzes in order to earn 5 hours of CTLE by the end of the course.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Alison Provencher.

    27. WIT 103 - The Essay - For Teachers of English Learners Across Content Areas in Grades 3-12 - February 28 1through March 13, 2024 - at SWBOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Grades 3-12 ENL teachers, content teachers of ELLs, including bi-lingual and co-teaching pairs

    Dates: 2/28/2024 to 3/13/2024

    WIT 101 and WIT 102 are pre-requisites for WIT 103.

    Writing is Thinking (WIT 103) involves explicit instruction in expository writing skills to develop students' written and oral language, content knowledge and reading comprehension simultaneously. WIT 103 is especially powerful for English learners because it also teaches how the English language works.

    This advanced workshop will deepen and refine skills learned in earlier workshops and learn how all the pieces fit together to support academic literacy for students across the grade levels and content areas through a comprehensive Writing is Thinking system. We pay special attention to developing participants' confidence and skill in teaching note-taking; and in applying skills from earlier workshops to teaching the full essay.

    The note-taking in this workshop is highly relevant for all content areas. The essay skills however are most relevant to those who teach essay-level writing.

    Session 1 - February 28th, 9:00am-3:00pm
    Session 2 - March 6th, 9:00am-3:00pm
    Session 3 - March 13th, 9:00am-3:00pm

    Participants are expected to attend all three sessions.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    28. Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for ELLs in Grades 3-12 - at Putnam Nothern Westchester BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: All teachers and administrators of ELLs

    Dates: 3/1/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    To effectively develop vocabulary and academic language, research identifies a combination of direct and indirect instructional practices that support English Language Learners across content areas.

    Students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction as a part of routines that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.In this workshop, participants will examine:
    * How to identify the academic vocabulary needed for success in the subject area
    * Criteria for selecting key words from the content for direct instruction
    * How to plan a vocabulary lesson for explicit direct instruction
    * Instructional routines to teach word learning strategies

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Alison Provencher.

    29. 2024 LHRIC MTSS Forum Sponsored by Renaissance

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    Starting Soon
    Join us for the 2024 LHRIC MTSS Forum Sponsored by Renaissance Learning! We will be joined by Dr. Robert Zywicki and Kellie Kilde, Renaissance's leading experts in the MTSS field and eduClimber platform. Together, we will explore best practices and solutions that have worked for other districts as they analyze, revise, and/or implement their MTSS process. With a focus on eduClimber, we'll review key features and the benefits of Screening Assessments, Progress Monitoring, and Data Dashboard Solutions. Breakfast and lunch will be served by our sponsors at Renaissance. Bring your questions, ideas, and be ready to share with your neighboring districts!

    30. Social-Emotional Learning in Physical Education PE/HE CONSORTIUM

    Program: 2023-2024 - PE and HE Consortium

    Audience: Members of the 2023-2024 PE/HE Consortium

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    PE HE Consortium
    Starting Soon
    Social Emotional Learning has long been part of physical education, but in 2024 it is at the forefront nationwide. Physical education is uniquely ready to adapt previous lessons in cooperative games, adventure, and team building to fully embrace a national movement into SEL. In this session, participants will explore key concepts related to SEL, growth mindset, empathy, grouping, classroom climate, and managing the body-mind connection across the age span. The session will engage participants in CASEL's SEL Framework, making connections to PE standards, planning to integrate SEL with existing best practices in PE, and discussing how to assess for SEL objectives in your physical education setting.

    Free for Health and Physical Education teachers who are members of the 2023-2024 PE/HE Consortium.

    31. DPSS - Tabletop Exercise (In Person)

    Program: LHRIC - Data Privacy & Security Service

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    Starting Soon
    Your participation in this event is invaluable, and we want to ensure that the content we present resonates with your interests and needs. We also want to make sure that the topics we cover are timely and directly address the challenges and opportunities that matter most to you.

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 am - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

    LOCATION:
    450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison NY

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

    32. CIO Meeting - 2023-24 - Open to all Public and Non-Public CIO's

    Program: LHRIC - Data Services

    Audience: CIO's & Support Staff

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    Starting Soon
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact NAME.

    33. Elementary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: Teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs

    Dates: 3/6/2024 to 6/10/2024

    Starting Soon
    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

    Zoom links will be shared with participants prior to the start of the course. For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.

    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    34. REPEAT SESSION NYSED Literacy Briefs: A deeper dive into pedagogy and practice 5-12

    Program: 2023-2024 - Instructional Best Practices

    Audience: 5-12 teachers; reading teachers; administrator; literacy leaders

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    Starting Soon
    In support of NYS Literacy Initiative and following up on the release of the NYSED PK-12 Literacy Briefs on January 10th, participants will have the opportunity to take a more focused look and deeper dive into the 7 Literacy briefs, with a focus on putting pedagogy into practice specific to the Science of Reading. Participants will engage in strengthening their core knowledge base within each of the briefs, while

    We are encouraging schools to send either teams or small groups to engage in this work.

    There is no requirement to have attended the initial brief session to participate in this one!

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    35. Zoom User Group - Virtual

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: Zoom Admins; LHRIC Zoom Users

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    NewStarting Soon

    Please join us Thursday March 7th, 2024 from 11:00am to 12:15pm for an Engaging User Group Meeting hosted by Zoom and LHRIC.

    During the User Group Zoom will delve into their latest trends and innovations. Our agenda includes discussions on Zoom's AI companions, Advanced Whiteboard, Zoom Schedulers and Polls, and Translated Captions.

    Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and stay ahead of the curve in the Zoom landscape.

    Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, there's something for everyone to learn, explore and enjoy!.


    Zoom meeting link will be sent to all registered participants day before the event; if you are unable to attend please sign up and we will send you a recording of the session.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Cindy Taran.

    36. [Learning First, Technology Second 23-24] Meetup # 5

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    Starting Soon
    We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.
    Meetup Format:
  • Welcome/Intro
  • Warmup/Scenario Challenge
  • Open Share: Best Practices and Success Stories
  • Featured Topic/Presentation
  • Q and A/ Open Discussion
  • Resource Sharing and Closing
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • 37. Secondary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: Teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs

    Dates: 3/7/2024 to 6/11/2024

    Starting Soon
    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

    Zoom links will be shared with participants prior to the start of the course.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.

    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    38. Book Creator's Lunch & Learn

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/8/2024

    Starting Soon
    Discover the endless possibilities of Book Creator as a catalyst for unlocking student creativity and empowering them to become confident authors and creators. Crafting Interactive Notebooks and Portfolios with Book Creator Step into the world of interactive notebooks and portfolios, where learning comes alive with creativity and engagement. Discover how Book Creator empowers teachers to transform lessons into interactive experiences that capture student attention and enhance understanding. From brainstorming to summarization, Book Creator provides the tools to create engaging activities, assessments, and reflections that make learning unforgettable. Join Jon Smith as we explore the endless possibilities of Book Creator and turn your classroom into a hub of interactive learning. Participants receive a catered lunch.

    39. Technology and Differentiation: A Match Made in Cyberspace (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/11/2024

    Tailoring instruction to meet the diverse learners in a classroom is challenging and time consuming, but can yield results for students that are life altering and empowering. Finding the right mix of tools, strategies and resources will help teachers attain the goal of meeting the needs of the students in the classroom. Technology has done much to assist in this somewhat daunting task. In this course, participants will review the principles of differentiation, explore data-gathering tools to assess students' entry points to learning, explore instructional models and technology tools that foster differentiated instruction, build a lesson that incorporates the learning gleaned from the course, and receive peer feedback on the product developed.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on March 11, 2024, and participants have until April 1, 2024 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take to enroll.

    40. REPEAT SESSION NYSED Literacy Briefs: A deeper dive into pedagogy and practice PK-6

    Program: 2023-2024 - Instructional Best Practices

    Audience: PK-6 teachers; reading teachers; administrator; literacy leaders

    Dates: 3/11/2024

    In support of NYS Literacy Initiative and following up on the release of the NYSED PK-12 Literacy Briefs on January 10th, participants will have the opportunity to take a more focused look and deeper dive into the 7 Literacy briefs, with a focus on putting pedagogy into practice specific to the Science of Reading. Participants will engage in strengthening their core knowledge base within each of the briefs, while

    We are encouraging schools to send either teams or small groups to engage in this work.

    There is no requirement to have attended the initial brief session to participate in this one!

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    41. SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Elementary School Librarians

    Dates: 3/11/2024

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    42. SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Secondary School Librarians

    Dates: 3/12/2024

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    43. A Taste of A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians - at Dutchess BOCES (In person) [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: School Librarians and ENL Teachers

    Dates: 3/13/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT DUTCHESS BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    This 1/2 day workshop will give you a taste of A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians, a partnership series between the School Library System and the Hudson Valley RBERN. It is designed to promote partnerships between ENL teachers and school librarians from the same school.

    It is ideal if these partners register together for this workshop, but it is not required. Participants will be provided with strategies to help them develop a strong foundation for a successful partnership and hear about the special end-of-year events for ELL students that are the culmination of the full series.

    Dutchess BOCES will host the full series in the 2024-2025 school year. This culminating activity has a literacy focus while recognizing students' achievements. School librarians and ENL teachers working together can provide powerful learning opportunities for English Language Learners and their families. We invite you to attend this session to learn more about each other's expertise and begin building a new partnership that benefits your ELLs. In addition, discussions will be had about accessible materials and parent partnerships. The session will be focused on understanding who ELLs are and how ENL teachers and Librarians support ELLs, exploring instructional strategies and ways to build a partnership with families

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    44. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Climate and Culture

    Audience: This course is for individuals who will be taking the course for the first time or if their re-certification period has elapsed.

    Dates: 3/13/2024 to 3/14/2024

    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® provides your staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations that may involve more challenging behaviors. NCI™ training is designed to help you achieve compliance with current legislative initiatives and best practices.

    Fee:
    $430 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $500 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

    45. SLS SORA Training and Support: How to get the most from your digital collection

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    The Digital Library Advisory Board, consisting of visionary representatives from member school libraries, guides our consortium platform for eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. This board provides input to the School Library System related to platform settings, collection development guidelines, curation of specialized collections, and professional learning opportunities related to digital reading. Consortium members will be Immersed in dynamic discussions, share inspiring ideas, and learn practical strategies to gain insights into the transformative power of the digital library. Please note that the morning will primarily focus on collective decision making and the afternoon will focus on professional learning. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    46. Instructional Strategies for Educators of ELLs/MLs (K-12) - at Rockland BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Content area teachers and ENL teachers K-12

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    During this workshop educators will enrich their teaching methods and establish inclusivity within their classrooms for English Language Learners/Multilingual Students (ELLs/MLs).

    * Educators will dive into regional data to gain insights into the linguistic proficiencies of ELLs/MLs in the classroom.
    * Educators will gain understanding of language acquisition and proficiency levels and discuss supports for ELLs/MLs.
    * Educators will immerse themselves in innovative instructional strategies including scaffolding techniques and nurturing language-rich environments.
    * Educators will learn to craft assessments aligned with language proficiency levels.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Workshop Fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    47. 2024 LHRIC/i-Ready Spring User Group

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    Join us for our 2024 Spring user group with Curriculum Associates' i-Ready team! Together we will discuss performance and growth and how to use i-Ready's instructional portion to fuel both. The LHRIC and i-Ready team will also provide time and support for both administrators and teachers in planning while utilizing i-Ready data. Lunch will be served. Come with your questions, best practices, and current challenges and be ready to discuss with the teams and other i-Ready districts!

    48. [Learning in the Age of AI: Build Your Knowledge]: Artificial Intelligence "Appy Hour" (After School Time Slot )

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/14/2024

    "Appy Hours" are back as a fun and fast way to be exposed to new technology tools and trends in the region. Jump on board the AI craze, using tools and apps that will save you time and help you work smarter and faster. Your students will benefit, too, engaging with new content that you're able to deliver with facility, fidelity and finesse! Learn about existing apps that utilize AI, as well as newcomers that leverage AI's power and pizazz.

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    In January 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed significant encounters with approximately 16,182 migrants daily. Of particular concern was the sharp increase in the number of children and families attempting to enter the U.S., with figures more than doubling during the same period. Their journey is often fraught with numerous challenges and obstacles.

    It is crucial to recognize that when children undergo such stressful and traumatic experiences, it is imperative to provide them with the necessary support to develop coping skills and address the aftermath of these hardships.

    By acknowledging the realities these students face and proactively implementing supportive measures, we can help them navigate through their difficulties, foster resilience, and ensure they have an equal opportunity to thrive in their educational pursuits.

    This workshop will:
    * Build awareness of the various traumas and stresses that can affect many of our students, specifically undocumented immigrant students
    * Identify strategies and best practices to support both educators and students

    Participants should bring a personal device to access workshop materials.

    Workshop Fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    50. Special Ed Events Extract for SIRS- Frontline IEP

    Program: LHRIC - Data Services

    Audience: Public School District CIO's and Special Ed Dept. Staff

    Dates: 3/15/2024

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Denise Consaga.

    51. Writing Strategies for Teachers of ELLs - for LIBERTY CSD - via Zoom [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: ENL Teachers

    Dates: 3/15/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    In this workshop, educators will learn engaging writing strategies suitable for classrooms with English Language Learners (ELLs) and all students. The workshop will emphasize the importance of writing as a high-leverage skill that impacts students' academic achievement across various subjects. Participants will gain practical strategies for writing instruction to meet the diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds of students.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Hudson Valley RBERN.

    52. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ACCESS VIRTUALLY via Zoom Videoconference)

    Program: 2023-2024 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Preve

    Dates: 3/18/2024 to 3/19/2024

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate. Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    Please log in at 9:50am each day. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session.
    Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Fee: $150 per participant in the form of check or money order made payable to SWBOCES must be mailed to:

    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    53. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/18/2024

    New
    IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice. Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    54. Erins Law PE/HE CONSORTIUM

    Program: 2023-2024 - PE and HE Consortium

    Audience: Members of the PE/HE Consortium

    Dates: 3/18/2024

    PE HE Consortium
    In August 2019, New York State became the 37th state to sign Erin's Law into legislation. New York State requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

    During this session, participants will:
    1. Deepen their understanding of the law and its implications for staff and students
    2. Share best practices
    3. Learn and discuss current platforms that students are using

    55. School Violence Intervention And Prevention Course VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING

    Program: 2023-2024 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Preve

    Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

    Dates: 3/18/2024

    School violence is a significant public health issue and a harsh reality that educators face in the United States. School violence prevention is a top priority of policymakers nationwide. Education Law in New York State requires that certain individuals seeking licensure are required to complete two hours of training in school violence prevention and intervention. Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
    *Identify the goal of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation.
    *Discuss how the components of the SAVE legislation interface in the prevention of violence in schools.
    *Describe how educational, legal/regulatory, and environmental domains promote school safety within the SAVE legislation.
    *Describe how the Public Health model relates to school violence prevention and intervention.
    *Discuss risk and protective factors related to school violence
    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

    A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.
    IMPORTANT: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http:www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    You are required to have a working video camera to receive credit for this course.

    This program may be used to meet 2 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.
    Fee for the course is $75. Please mail a check or money order made payable to SWBOCES to: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Attention: Dina Roselli


    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli droselli@swboces.org.

    56. Digging Deeper into the NGLS Writing Standards for Informational Writing (Grades K-2)

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: Grades K-2, Assistant Principals, Coaches, Content Leaders/Specialists, District Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Principals, Student Teachers

    Dates: 3/19/2024

    Would you like to deepen writing instruction for your students, while ensuring you are crafting lessons aligned with the NGLS? Join Sarah Cordova, National Literacy Consultant, to explore the ins and outs of the Informational Writing Text Type NGLS writing standards, including:

    - The difference between text types and genres
    - How to vary the informational genres and strategies across grades
    - The power and purpose of mentor texts

    During the session, you will have time to work with colleagues browsing new mentor texts, to develop specific mini lessons that can be incorporated into your writing instruction immediately.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    57. Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/ Neglect Mandated Workshop

    Program: 2023-2024 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Preve

    Dates: 3/19/2024

    It has been signed into law amendments to Social Services Law § 413 requiring the addition of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Trauma, Implicit Bias, and Identification of Child Abuse virtually within the New York State mandated Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect coursework. The law requires every person who has previously undergone this training to undergo the new updated training by April 1, 2025. Please note that the new curriculum requires a pre/posttest in order to receive e credit. Participants will receive a certificate of completion when all requirements have been met.

    A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    A ZOOM link will be emailed to you the day before.
    Please log in 10 minutes before the start of the course. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.


    Please ensure the following requirements are met in order to receive credit for attending the course:
    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session.
    Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required.
    Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in zero credits.
    Fee: $75 per participant. Please mail a check or money order made out to SWBOCES to:
    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli

    Credit cards and debit cards not accepted.


    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli droselli@swboces.org.

    58. Digging Deeper into the NGLS Writing Standards for Informational Writing (Grades 3-5)

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: Grades 3-5, Assistant Principals, Coaches, Content Leaders/Specialists, District Leaders, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Principals, Student Teachers

    Dates: 3/20/2024

    Would you like to deepen writing instruction for your students, while ensuring you are crafting lessons aligned with the NGLS? Join Sarah Cordova, National Literacy Consultant, to explore the ins and outs of the Informational Writing Text Type NGLS writing standards, including:

    - The difference between text types and genres
    - How to vary the informational genres and strategies across grades
    - The power and purpose of mentor texts

    During the session, you will have time to work with colleagues browsing new mentor texts, to develop specific mini lessons that can be incorporated into your writing instruction immediately.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    59. SLS: Media Literacy

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Educators

    Dates: 3/20/2024

    This Media Literacy class will focus on teaching our students how to be critical consumers of the media in their lives. We will explore the vocabulary necessary to begin shaping these lessons and discussions. We will explore ways to put students into the role of the creator and not just the consumer. You will leave with some inspiration for lessons you can add to a larger media literacy course, or lessons you can collaborate on with subject area teachers. Consideration about how these lessons could potentially align with NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards will be discussed. For questions regarding this activity please contact: Anne Price-Gordon at aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    60. Health Education Hot Topics PE/HE CONSORTIUM

    Program: 2023-2024 - PE and HE Consortium

    Audience: Members of the PE/HE Consortium

    Dates: 3/21/2024

    PE HE Consortium
    The priority to support physical and mental health of our students is at an all-time high. This full day workshop will explore emerging health education topics related to youth well-being, as well as corresponding teaching strategies for revising and updating health curriculum and instruction.

    61. [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply to Practice] Nurturing Academic Integrity in the Age of AI (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    AI technology has brought forth transformative possibilities for teaching and learning. However, along with its benefits, AI also presents new challenges in maintaining academic integrity. This workshop is designed to equip educators with the ability to integrate AI strategies and tools while nurturing the fundamentals of authenticity, ethics, and originality.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on March 25, 2024, and participants have until June 15 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take to enroll.

    62. Kami 101

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    New
    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    63. BrainPOP Refresh!- Software Spotlight

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/25/2024

    New
    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. Its topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. In this webinar we will look into the breadth of activities including: Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; , Creative Coding, Make-A-Movie, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    This session is for content area teachers of ELLs seeking to provide additional support for their English language learners. Participants will learn how to write language objectives, provide high support and access to the content through instructional strategies and culturally responsive practices, and assess student learning and progress

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Hudson Valley RBERN.

    65. [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] Technology's Place in Student Collaboration

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/26/2024

    You love the idea of student collaboration - students actively engaged, learning from each other, understanding different views and perspectives, and thinking critically about content and resources. You've had devices in your classroom for awhile now and are looking for innovative and creative ways of using them more effectively to impact student achievement. How do you marry these impactfully using these devices to foster student collaboration both on in-class and at-home assignments and projects? In this in-person course, participants will develop a deeper understanding of technology's place in student collaboration and creative ways to encourage active participation in learning experiences and reflection.

    66. [Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Apply to Practice] Nurturing the Future Coders (Webinar Series)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 3/26/2024 to 5/7/2024

    Join us for a three-part webinar series designed specifically for elementary educators seeking to enhance their instructional practices. This course aims to empower teachers with practical strategies for seamlessly integrating computational thinking into their daily lessons. Emphasizing simplicity, participants will be introduced to straightforward solutions that require no prior coding experience. Through engaging demonstrations, both plugged (using technology) and unplugged (offline) exercises will be showcased and shared, providing educators with valuable tools to enrich their teaching methods. Don't miss this opportunity to explore innovative ways to incorporate computational thinking into your K-12 classroom!

    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    67. The Science of Reading: Pedagogy into Practice Book Club

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: K-3 Teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs

    Dates: 4/2/2024 to 4/30/2024

    In an effort to school ourselves, we need to engage in deep learning about the body of research known as the Science of Reading. (The Reading League, 2022)

    Together, let's explore how to make small changes that have a big impact on our students. In the book 7 Mighty Moves: Research-backed, Classroom-Tested Strategies to Ensure K-3 Reading Success By: Lindsay Kemeny, we will explore seven ways K-3 teachers can modify what they are currently doing to transform their reading instruction with strategies connected to the Science of Reading.

    All participants are asked to have access to the text prior to the start of the session, and an outline of reading discussion will be provided prior to the start date.

    Zoom links will be shared with participants prior to the start of the course.

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    68. SLS: Get the Scoop: Best new books, graphic novels and diverse reads! Elementary Focus

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Dates: 4/3/2024

    Talking about great books with friends and colleagues! Join us as we talk about some of our favorite titles published over the last year, books that represent the diverse needs of our learners, and graphic novels and manga to excite readers.

    Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner will be joining us to present a professional learning session on new and must-have books. They will be sharing:

    Diverse titles focused on student representation
    New titles that are must-haves
    Favorite books to share with students and faculty

    Alicia Abdul is a school librarian at Albany High School. She blogs, presents nationally, and volunteers for the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association award and selection committees including: Great Graphic Novels for Teens, William C. Morris Award Committee, Best Fiction for Young Adults, chaired the 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction Award, and is a current member of the 2024 Alex Award Committee.

    Stacey Rattner is a school librarian at Castleton Elementary School. She is the co-creator of Author Fan Face-Off with Steven Sheinkin. She is wildly creative and energetic and is often chosen as the librarian to host book birthday events to celebrate new titles being published. Stacey has developed long lasting relationships with award-winning authors and has the inside scoop on what's coming next.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Jen Cannell.
    Talking about great books with friends and colleagues! Join us as we talk about some of our favorite titles published over the last year, books that represent the diverse needs of our learners, and graphic novels and manga to excite readers.

    Alicia Abdul and Stacey Rattner will be joining us to present a professional learning session on new and must-have books. They will be sharing:

    Graphic novels and manga that enhance your school library collection
    Diverse titles focused on student representation
    New titles that are must-haves
    Favorite books to share with students and faculty

    Alicia Abdul is a school librarian at Albany High School. She blogs, presents nationally, and volunteers for the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association award and selection committees including: Great Graphic Novels for Teens, William C. Morris Award Committee, Best Fiction for Young Adults, chaired the 2022 Excellence in Nonfiction Award, and is a current member of the 2024 Alex Award Committee.

    Stacey Rattner is a school librarian at Castleton Elementary School. She is the co-creator of Author Fan Face-Off with Steven Sheinken. She is wildly creative and energetic and is often chosen as the librarian to host book birthday events to celebrate new titles being published. Stacey has developed long lasting relationships with award-winning authors and has the inside scoop on what's coming next.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Jen Cannell.

    70. Empowering Young Women and Girls through Health Education: Resources and Best Practices PE/HE CONSORTIUM

    Program: 2023-2024 - PE and HE Consortium

    Audience: Members of the PE/HE Consortium

    Dates: 4/4/2024

    PE HE Consortium
    Women's health is the catalyst to women empowerment. Women empowerment will elevate an individual's lifestyle, prevention, and safety. Topics focus on health promotion to educate, elevate and empower the journey of social, emotional, mental and physical well-being. Units and objectives are guided by National Health Education Standards.

    Learning Objectives: 

    Educators will be able to enhance their knowledge and comprehension regarding women and health topics
     
    Educators will be able to gain women's health resources and services that can be an aid for students, families, and classroom teaching
     
    Educators will be able to transfer health skills based activities into their classroom for positive and meaningful engagement 

    71. NYSESLAT Administration Training - at Southern Westchester BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Any teacher or administrator who administers the NYSESLAT

    Dates: 4/4/2024

    Participants will learn about the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) structure and administration, and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the NYSESLAT exam.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Workshop fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Rachael Wasilewski-Alcantara.

    72. A Taste of A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians - Virtual through Dutchess BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: School Librarians and ENL Teachers

    Dates: 4/5/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT DUTCHESS BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    This 1/2 day workshop will give you a taste of A Dynamic Duo: ENL Teachers & School Librarians, a partnership series between the School Library System and the Hudson Valley RBERN. It is designed to promote partnerships between ENL teachers and school librarians from the same school.

    It is ideal if these partners register together for this workshop, but it is not required. Participants will be provided with strategies to help them develop a strong foundation for a successful partnership and hear about the special end-of-year events for ELL students that are the culmination of the full series.

    Dutchess BOCES will host the full series in the 2024-2025 school year. This culminating activity has a literacy focus while recognizing students' achievements. School librarians and ENL teachers working together can provide powerful learning opportunities for English Language Learners and their families. We invite you to attend this session to learn more about each other's expertise and begin building a new partnership that benefits your ELLs. In addition, discussions will be had about accessible materials and parent partnerships. The session will be focused on understanding who ELLs are and how ENL teachers and Librarians support ELLs, exploring instructional strategies and ways to build a partnership with families

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    73. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/8/2024

    New
    IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice. Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    74. Kami 101

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/8/2024

    New
    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    75. BrainPOP Refresh!- Software Spotlight

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/8/2024

    New
    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. Its topics span Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Engineering & Tech, Health, and Arts & Music. In this webinar we will look into the breadth of activities including: Make-a-Map, a concept mapping tool; , Creative Coding, Make-A-Movie, incorporate gaming into instruction, and provide feedback on learning artifacts. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    76. NYSESLAT Administration Training - at Orange-Ulster BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Any teacher or administrator who administers the NYSESLAT

    Dates: 4/9/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ORANGE-ULSTER BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Participants will learn about the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) structure and administration, and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the NYSESLAT exam.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Facility Fee: $18

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    77. Introduction to the Multilingual Literacy SIFE (MLS) Screener - via Zoom [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Teachers, PPS Personnel, and Administrators of ELLs

    Dates: 4/9/2024

    The Multilingual Literacy SIFE (MLS) Screener is a diagnostic tool used in the process of identifying Students with Interrupted / Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE). It is used during school intake for students who have recently come to the US. The MLS evaluates students' abilities in reading comprehension and math in their home language. The MLS can be accessed for free by all schools in New York State and is available in 18 languages. This introductory webinar provides an overview of the tests, a walkthrough of the website interface, and time for questions and answers.

    To access this webinar, a Zoom link will be shared with registered participants to the email addresses they used to enroll in Frontline (MLP).

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    78. NYSITELL Administration Training - at Rockland BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: ENL Teachers, Content and General Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

    Dates: 4/10/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    The NYSITELL is the tool used for the identification of students as English Language Learners (ELLs). This workshop is designed to train participants in the administration of the NYSITELL. The NYSITELL must be administered by qualified personnel (NYS certified TESOL, bilingual teachers, administrators or NYS certified teachers who have been trained in language acquisition and culturally responsive practices.) This training is appropriate for anyone new to or who would like to review the NYSITELL administration procedures.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Beverly Guity.

    79. CIO Meeting - 2023-24 - Open to all Public and Non-Public CIO's

    Program: LHRIC - Data Services

    Audience: CIO's & Support Staff

    Dates: 4/10/2024

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact NAME.

    80. PD Short: Fostering Engagement & Independence with Making Thinking Visible (MTV)

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: Grades 5-12 teachers, chairs, and supervisors

    Dates: 4/10/2024

    Making Thinking Visible (MTV) catalyzes High Impact Practices recommended across content areas, per the NYS Literacy Briefs and Advanced Literacy instruction. Visible thinking routines can support engagement and learning, helping illuminate the content and process of thinking, while supporting entry points for all students. Come learn about the why, what, and how of MTV to determine what you can bring back to your school tomorrow - and beyond.

    Zoom link will be shared with participants prior to the start of the course.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aweinstock@swboces.org.

    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    81. [LHRIC TLI ] TELL AWARDS 2024

    Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

    Audience: District and School Administrators and Lead Instructional Staff

    Dates: 4/10/2024

    The LHRIC Technology Leadership Institute is designed to provide participants with various opportunities to engage in discussion with experts and vendors around topics that are timely and relevant.
    This exciting annual award celebration give us an opportunity to celebrate and learn from educators and leaders from across the region who have been actively Transforming Education through Leading and Learning (TELL). Awardees apply for, or are nominated by their peers for their outstanding accomplishments in innovation, and are recognized by LHRIC leadership through a selection and review process. Participants will benefit from hearing directly from each awardee (Outstanding Innovative Teacher and Outstanding Innovative Leader). We are planning a dinner event this year.

    82. NYSESLAT Administration Training - at Rockland BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Any teacher or administrator who administers the NYSESLAT

    Dates: 4/11/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Participants will learn about the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) structure and administration, and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the NYSESLAT exam.

    Workshop fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Rachael Wasilewski-Alcantara.

    83. SLS Annual Joint Conference: Connecting communities: promoting success for all students

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Educators

    Dates: 4/12/2024

    School Libraries provide environments in which collaboration, innovation, and creative problem solving thrive. This conference looks at the role school libraries can and do play in advancing success for all students by leveraging collaborative relationships with faculty, families and caregivers, and community partners. Gain skills, ideas, and support for building and sustaining collaboration and coordination between the library media program, classrooms, and the community.

    Early Bird Special: Before March 15, 2024-$125
    After March 15, 2024-$150

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact jcannell@swboces.org.
    In an era where reality and technology are becoming increasingly intertwined, the ability to discern fact from fiction has become a critical skill. This webinar is designed to empower educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to teach students how to recognize and analyze deep fakes. Participants will be able to guide their students through the complexities of a digital landscape where truth can be manipulated.

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
    Join us for a full-day professional development course designed exclusively for K-12 educators seeking to enhance their implementation of the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards without the need for a complete curriculum overhaul. This course aims to equip educators with essential tools and innovative ideas to successfully kick-start their journey towards seamless tech integration in the classroom.

    Throughout the day, participants will engage in hands-on activities, collaborative discussions, and practical demonstrations that focus on fine-tuning strategies for incorporating tomorrow's technology into today's lessons. Our expert facilitators will guide you through the process of adapting your existing curriculum to align with the latest standards, providing you with the skills needed to make impactful changes without starting from scratch.

    86. PD Short: Supporting Reading Comprehension in Secondary Classrooms

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: Grades 5-12 teachers, chairs, and supervisors

    Dates: 4/15/2024

    Building on the NYS Literacy Briefs, how are we building students' skills to make sense of the increasingly complex texts expected in secondary classrooms? In this session, participants will explore strategies for demystifying reading comprehension and transferable routines to grow students' proficiency and independence as readers.

    Zoom link will be shared with participants prior to the start of the course.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aweinstock@swboces.org.

    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    87. ENL Co-Teaching for School and District Leaders - Ulster BOCES' DEIB Event - via Zoom [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: K-12 Educators, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

    Dates: 4/16/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ULSTER BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Unite & Empower: Building Bridges for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
    Ulster BOCES will be offering five days of learning alongside lead thinkers in the field: These sessions will discuss teaching methodology and current thinking in the areas of diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging. The focus will be on promoting student voice in our schools, districts, and the world at large.
    * A research-based processes for the effective teaching of ELLs
    * Curriculum design and lesson planning based on sound pedagogical principles, practices, and high standards
    * Strategic methods for making grade-level materials and resources comprehensible for ELLs
    * Research-based training on theory, culture, diversity, social status, and policy of language acquisition
    * Training, technical assistance, and/or funding for programs and services for ELL students
    * Advocacy that will increase awareness as to the coalitions that support educators who work with ELLs
    * Resources that will help educators learn more about effective, differentiated teaching strategies specifically addressing ELLs.

    To access this virtual workshop, a Zoom link will be shared with registered participants to the email addresses they used to enroll in Frontline (MLP).

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

    88. NYSESLAT Administration Training - at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: Any teacher or administrator who administers the NYSESLAT

    Dates: 4/17/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Participants will learn about the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) structure and administration, and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the NYSESLAT exam.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Rachael Wasilewski-Alcantara.
    Join us for a guided opportunity for library media specialists to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, online sourcing and plagiarism. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.

    90. [Learning First, Technology Second 23-24] Meetup # 6

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 4/18/2024

    We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.
    Meetup Format:
  • Welcome/Intro
  • Warmup/Scenario Challenge
  • Open Share: Best Practices and Success Stories
  • Featured Topic/Presentation
  • Q and A/ Open Discussion
  • Resource Sharing and Closing
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • Join us for a guided opportunity for elementary technology leaders to collaborate with colleagues from other districts on the New York State Computer Science/Digital Fluency Standards, digital citizenship, and supporting classroom practices in technology. Registered participants will receive Zoom link prior to session start.

    92. Advancing Reading Engagement & Comprehension in Middle & High School Classrooms (Aligned to NYS Literacy Briefs)

    Program: 2023-2024 - Literacy & ELA

    Audience: 6-12 teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs

    Dates: 4/25/2024

    While students are often expected to comprehend texts in their middle and high school classes, even students who can name every word may not be reading actively or making sense of the texts they're given.

    How do we support students' engagement with text and reading comprehension across content areas in secondary classrooms, in alignment with the Science of Reading?

    This session will share and engage participants in strategies that help students think more deeply both about how and what they read, from think-alouds and metacognitive reflection to visible thinking routines and protocols for activating reading strategies.

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact hweinberg@swboces.org.
    For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    93. Pre-Referral Considerations for ELLs - at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: All teachers, administrators, teaching assistants, counselors and therapy providers of English Language Learners in all grades and settings

    Dates: 4/25/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    When an ELL is struggling academically, educators may consider a referral for special education services. This is a complex process and requires careful examination of the intersection of multiple elements. During this workshop, participants will explore how second language acquisition, cultural and linguistic diversity and educational environments play a part in student learning. We will also examine behaviors of language acquisition that mimic a disability, legal requirements and exclusionary factors. This knowledge will help teams rule out external or systemic factors, and plan for appropriate interventions and assessments.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Alison Provencher.
    This workshop is designed to provide elementary classroom teachers with an opportunity to develop strategies for teaching digital literacy foundational skills that are developmentally appropriate for their specific grade levels. The workshop will focus on integrating technology into daily classroom instruction to enhance student learning. The course will cover topics such as basic digital skills, digital citizenship and using digital tools for research, expression, practice and application. The workshop will meet twice virtually and the remainder of the requirements will be online.
    This course consists of two virtual meetings (April 25 from 3-4 and May 30th from 3-4), supplemented by four hours of online coursework. The online course will be open from April 29-May 29th.

    95. Connecting With Our Diverse Students: Trauma and Culturally Responsive Education - at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: All Teachers, Administrators, Service Providers, Teaching Assistants of English Language Learners

    Dates: 4/26/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Given the dynamic shifts in our demographics, educators are now presented with a unique and pressing opportunity to expand their focus beyond mere literacy and mathematics. By embracing and cherishing the holistic development of each child, they can open doors to a world that might have appeared inaccessible before. In times of darkness, their nurturing approach can bring a guiding light, inspiring young minds to reach heights they never thought possible.

    This workshop will explore the various traumas many of our families may have experienced and tap into actionable steps we as educators and families can take to provide access for all students.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Beverly Guity.

    96. SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Elementary School Librarians

    Dates: 4/29/2024

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    97. SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Program: 2023-2024 - School Library Services

    Audience: Secondary School Librarians

    Dates: 4/30/2024

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    98. SOMERS CSD - Pre-Referral Considerations for ELLs - at Somers CSD [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: All teachers, administrators, teaching assistants, counselors and therapy providers of English Language Learners in all grades and settings

    Dates: 5/2/2024

    New
    When an ELL is struggling academically, educators may consider a referral for special education services. This is a complex process and requires careful examination of the intersection of multiple elements. During this workshop, participants will explore how second language acquisition, cultural and linguistic diversity and educational environments play a part in student learning. We will also examine behaviors of language acquisition that mimic a disability, legal requirements and exclusionary factors. This knowledge will help teams rule out external or systemic factors, and plan for appropriate interventions and assessments.

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Cost: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Alison Provencher.

    99. DPSS Statewide Conference May 2024

    Program: LHRIC - Data Privacy & Security Service

    Dates: 5/2/2024 to 5/3/2024

    Join us for our Annual Statewide Conference TBD

    WHEN:
    May 2 - 10:00 - 4:00
    May 3 - 8:00 - 2:00

    LOCATION:
    Albany.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Raheela Baig.

    100. [Learning in the Age of AI: Apply To Practice] Empowering Educators to Use AI as a TA (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 5/6/2024

    Welcome to the future of education! In today's rapidly evolving world, technology has become an indispensable tool in the classroom, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is leading the charge in transforming the way we teach and learn. If you're eager to stay ahead of the curve, this course is tailor-made for you. Join us and discover how to harness the power of AI as a teacher assistant and a timesaver. You'll not only learn the practical aspects of using AI tools but will also gain insights into the ethical considerations and responsible use of AI in education.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on May 6, 2024, and participants have until May 10, 2024 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take to enroll.

    101. Teaching Reading and Vocabulary to ELLs: What's Different? - at Orange-Ulster BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

    Program: 2023-2024 - HV-RBE-RN

    Audience: All teachers, administrators, teaching assistants, counselors and therapy providers of English Language Learners in all grades and settings

    Dates: 5/7/2024

    Closed
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ORANGE-ULSTER BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Instruction in the 5 pillars of reading is necessary - but not sufficient - for developing literacy in English language learners. To effectively develop vocabulary, research identifies a combination of direct and indirect instructional practices that support English Language Learners across content areas. Students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction as part of routines that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

    In this workshop, participants will examine:
    * What is different about teaching the key components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) to ELLs
    * Engagement strategies for before, during and after reading supports
    * How to create opportunities to develop oral language
    * Criteria for identifying the academic vocabulary needed from the content for direct instruction
    * How to plan a vocabulary lesson for explicit direct instruction

    Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

    Facility Fee: $18

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Alison Provencher.