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1. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] NYSITELL Administration Training - Asynchronous Online Course - July 18, 2022 through June 30, 2023 (REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED)

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

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

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 6/30/2023

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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.

PLEASE DISREGARD NOTE ABOVE STATING "Enrollment is Full". To begin the course, please click on this link.

Fee: Free

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

2. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Linguistically Diverse Learners and Advanced Literacy Instruction: Elevating the Instructional Core for All Students - Asynchronous Workshop via Choice Board - July 18, 2022 through June 30, 2023 (REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED)

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

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

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 6/30/2023

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What are Advanced Literacies, and how do they relate to ELL/MLL learner success? In this workshop, participants will dive into the Advanced Literacy Briefs on Linguistically Diverse Learners in relation to the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards, provided to NYS by Nonie K. Lesaux, PhD & Emily Phillips Galloway, Ed.D.

This is a self-paced workshop that consists of four separate workshop activities displayed on a Choice Board; participants are welcome to complete all four actvities, or just the ones they are most interested in, to earn 2 CTLE Credits for each workshop activity and up to 8 CTLE credits for completing the entire Choice Board. CTLE certificates are automatically emailed upon completion (no registration is required).

The Choice Board can be accessed at this link.

PLEASE DISREGARD NOTE STATING "Enrollment is Full"
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Choice Board topics are:

- Advanced Literacies for Academic Success: Introduction to the term "Advanced Literacies” and their importance in today's educational and professional literacy contexts. (2 CTLE Credits)
- What Goes Into Effective Reading Comprehension? Not all students struggle with complex reading for the same reason. Instruction must be guided by these individual differences. (2 CTLE Credits)
- The Hallmarks of Advanced Literacy Instruction: How the instructional core can prepare today's students for tomorrow's success. (2 CTLE Credits)
- Planning for Advanced Literacies: Instructional cycles and project-based learning that meets the needs of linguistically diverse learners. (2 CTLE Credits)

Fee: Free

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

3. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] NYSESLAT Administration Training - Asynchronous Training Modules via Choice Board (REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED)

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators; Content Teachers and Teaching Assistants who utilize NYSESLAT Data; School and District Administrators

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 6/30/2023

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Participants will learn test structure, administration rules and scheduling best practices for the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT). Participants may also practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Each workshop module is worth 1 CTLE hour, for a total of 3 CTLE hours. Registration is not required; participants will automatically receive a CTLE certificate to their email address after completing the module quiz (80% or better completion required).

Descriptions of each module are below; participants can choose which parts they want to complete.

Participants can access the Choice Board at this link: Asynchronous NYSESLAT Administration Training Module Choice Board

HV RBERN 2022 Asynchronous NYSESLAT Administration Training Modules:

Part 1: NYSESLAT Overview
In Part 1, participants will learn statewide rules for administration and facilitation of NYSESLAT Exams for all districts, schools, and grades.

Part 2: NYSESLAT Scoring Speaking Practice
In Part 2, participants will learn rules and regulations for NYSESLAT Speaking Scoring and listen to scoring speaking items at various proficiency levels.

Part 3: NYSESLAT Writing Scoring Practice
In Part 3, participants will unpack the NYSESLAT Writing Rubrics and Rubric Glossary and practice scoring NYSESLAT Writing tasks for their preferred grade bands.

PLEASE DISREGARD NOTE STATING "Enrollment is Full."

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

4. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Using NYSESLAT Data to Plan for Instruction - Ongoing, Asynchronous Workshop via Choice Board (REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED)

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators; Content Teachers and Teaching Assistants who utilize NYSESLAT Data; School and District Administrators

Dates: 7/18/2022 to 6/30/2023

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This asynchronous workshop is broken into several choice-based activities, where participants can earn up to 8 CTLE Credits. Each workshop activity will generate its own CTLE certificate, which will be emailed directly to participants upon 80% correct completion of its culminating quiz. MLP REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

For a short explanation of this workshop, please watch this video.

To access the workshop activities, utilize the links provided here: NYSESLAT Data Workshop Choice Board.

Choice Board Activities are:

NYSESLAT Data Workshop:
- Part 1: Converting Modality Data into Estimated Proficiency Levels (1 CTLE Credit)
- Part 2: Using the PLDs to Set Targeted Goals (1 CTLE Credit)

NYSESLAT Data Extension Activities:
- Extension Activity 1: The Bilingual Progressions (2 CTLE Credits)
- Extension Activity 2: Using NYSESLAT Rubrics (1 CTLE Credit)
- Extension Activity 3: NYSESLAT Samplers as Benchmarks (1 CTLE Credit)
- Extension Activity 4: Understanding ELL Accountability (2 CTLE Credits)

*NOTE: for part 1 of the workshop, participants need the following:
- NYSESLAT score data for their students, showing raw or scale scores for each of the four modalities.

PLEASE DISREGARD NOTE STATING "Enrollment is Full".

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

5. What's New in Google? (Sept 2022) (Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/19/2022

If you are in a Google district, you have noticed some changes to Google's apps during the past few months. During the pandemic, use of the Google platform and its corresponding apps grew tremendously. With that jump in usage came observations and suggestions as to how the platform could better serve the needs of educators and remain competitive with other learning management systems. In this online course, you will learn about changes that have been made to Google apps, and you'll be guided in how to best set up your Google Classrooms for success in the school year.
This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on September 19, 2022, and participants have until October 9, 2022, 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.

6. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] HV RBERN Dual Language Professional Learning Community (PLC) -10-MONTH SERIES - via Zoom

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

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

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 6/20/2023

This is a Professional Learning Community 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 Dual Language 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 Dual Language 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.

7. Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

Program: 2022-2023 - Leadership

Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will observing teachers and and have previously completed the initial evaluation certification training.

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 9/28/2022

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Evidence-Based Feedback and thoughtful Coaching Conversations support improved instructional practice. Participants will further develop skills in evidence-based observation and explore strategies for promoting teacher reflection that supports professional growth. Using a lens of equity in the evaluation process will be discussed. Attention to Current APPR updates from the state will be shared during the training. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will be evaluating teachers and have previously completed the initial Lead Evaluator certification training. Materials:
Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.


Fee:
$210 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$275 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.

8. SLS Mentor Program (full day session)

Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/28/2022

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This full day orientation will prepare new school librarians for a successful year. Topics to be covered include: SLS support, online resources, collection development, school library program evaluation and goal setting, and advocacy. Attendance is required for librarians in the SLS Mentor program.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

9. Virtual Meetup: Community Connection Series

Program: 2022-2023 - School Climate and Culture

Audience: 6-12 grade educators, counselor, social workers, school psychologist.

Dates: 9/28/2022

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White Plains hospital is hosting a Youth Summit called Black Men in White Coats. This reviews pathways to careers in medicine for students of color through inspiration, learning, mentorship and networking. This the first workshop in our Community Connection Series, where educators will learn more about community programs and resources available to them.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sadika Clarke - sclarke@swbocec.org

10. Software Spotlight: Using Nearpod to Support the NYS Digital Fluency Standards

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/28/2022

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Nearpod has recently developed a content library aligned with many of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Explore this new content and how to engage learners while expanding teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to the next educational level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to session date.

11. Mentor Texts that Promote Social Emotional Learning at the Start of the School Year (remote)

Program: 2022-2023 - School Climate and Culture

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 9/28/2022

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As soon as the first day of school, students should feel safe, valued, and free to be who they are. Sharing mentor texts from various text types and genres can act as a bridge to discuss community building and new emotions students may be feeling. These texts can also aid educators in helping students to set goals for the year and celebrate who they are and what they bring to the classroom.

Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.


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


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

12. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Using NYSESLAT Data to Plan for Instruction at Rockland BOCES (In Person)

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators; Content Teachers and Teaching Assistants who utilize NYSESLAT Data; School and District Administrators

Dates: 9/29/2022

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

Participants will deconstruct NYSESLAT data to analyze student modality performance and determine their ELL's proficiency levels in reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Deconstructed data will then be used to set informed student language proficiency goals, and plan for purposeful instruction across the four modalities using the NYSESLAT Performance Level Descriptions (PLDs).

NOTE: Participants must bring the following: NYSESLAT score data for their students, showing raw or scale scores for each of the four modalities. This data can be found in the Level 2 Reporting System. Data will be used for planning purposes only.

Cost: Free

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

13. Panopto for District Admins - Part 1 of 2

Program: LHRIC - Distance Education

Dates: 9/29/2022

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Panopto District Admins; please join us for an intensive 90-minute virtual training session hosted by LHRIC and Panopto. This Part 1 of 2 session is designed for those District individuals responsible for maintaining their Panopto environment.

Please be sure to also sign up for the 45-minute Part 2 session being held on October 4th at 2:00pm. The Part 2 session is designed as a follow-up to answer Q&A's after putting into practice what we learned in Part 1. For convenience, we will be recording the session and distributing after the meeting; this will be a great resource for your practice time in prep for Part 2.


Audience:
Panopto Admins

When:
September 29th, 2022 10:00-11:30 Eastern Time

Where:
As this will be a remote session, the Zoom link & Agenda will be sent to all participants on Wednesday, Sept 28th.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Cindy Taran.

14. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] New York State ELL Identification Workshop at Rockland BOCES (In Person)

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Registrars/Registration Staff, ENL Coordinators, District and Building Administrators, PPS Personnel, ENL Teachers, Guidance Counselors, Bilingual Family Liaisons

Dates: 9/29/2022

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

This training will include an overview of New York State regulations related to the English Language Learner Identification process.

Participants will unpack the ELL Identification Flowchart, Home Language Questionnaire, and Individual Interview process. Participants will also understand when and how to convene a Language Proficiency Team and how to screen for potential SIFE students (Students with Interrupted Formal Education).

Participants will review:
- ELL identification regulations
- The completion and processing of the HLQ
- The role of the Language Proficiency Team (LPT) when potential ELLs are enrolling who already have an IEP or 504 plan
- Screening for potential Students with Inconsistent/Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)
- Parent Orientation and Student Placement procedures
- How and when to initiate and ELL Identification Review

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

15. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Recruitment and Orientation (Virtual)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/29/2022

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Calling all instructional technology integration specialists and coaches! You spend the year supporting everyone else's needs; become part of a community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.
If you are looking for a community of like minded individuals, consider participating in the 2022-23 cohort. This interest session will provide all the information necessary to participate. 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.
Join us to see if this opportunity is right for you, as we continue this journey together in our fifth year as a learning community. We focus on current issues and topics you face in your work everyday, informed by our anchor text "Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .” Spaces are limited to 20 participants for 2022-23.
Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

16. Software Spotlight: Explore Learning- Gizmos

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/29/2022

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Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines. All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

17. Athletic Director (Mentor/Coaching Program)

Program: 2022-2023 - Instructional Best Practices

Audience: Athletic Directors with 1-5 years of experience, individuals who have relocated to a new school district, or those new to Section One Athletics (Lower Hudson Valley Region).

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 6/30/2023

The Athletic Director is a high-profile position who plays a key role in every aspect of the school and its larger community. Yet despite the public nature of their work, many Athletic Directors report a sense of isolation and express a need for mentorship and collaboration from role-alike colleagues. Having an experienced mentor who really understands the unique responsibilities of the role and can listen, support, and advise is an invaluable resource to the Athletic Director and the district's Athletic Program.

Throughout the school year, the Athletic Director Mentor/Coaching Program will provide monthly, 1:1 mentor/mentee support as well as opportunities for shared learning experiences with other new Athletic Directors. The program will begin with aspects and responsibilities of the Athletic Director and will provide support and guidance on a wide variety of related topics, including, but not limited to, event management, student-athlete leadership, hiring and evaluating coaches and staff, facilities, health services, conduct and sportsmanship, and budget development and management. Amongst other daily tasks and responsibilities, support will be provided with the interpretation and appropriate application of local and state regulations, along with shared best practices focused on collaboration, communication, and relationship building with all stakeholders.

Ideal candidates for this program include, but are not limited to, Athletic Directors with 1-5 years of experience, individuals who have relocated to a new school district, or those new to Section One Athletics (Lower Hudson Valley Region). Customized individual support will be informed by the specific strengths of the Athletic Director identified in the context of the district's Athletic Program.

Fee:
$4,680 per participant for CoSer 555 members


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Todd Santabarbara.

18. Sketchnoting in the Classroom-An Introduction (Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2022

You don't have to be an artist to sketchnote! Teach students how to doodle their way to building a visual connection from their existing background knowledge to the new material through sketchnoting. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 3, and participants have until October 14, 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 in order to enroll.

19. Section 1 Physical Education and Health Education Consortium 2022-2023 Kick-Off Meeting

Program: 2022-2023 - PE and HE Consortium

Audience: Section One Members

Dates: 10/3/2022

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The Section 1 Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium is back! We are excited to bring forth professional development opportunities that will support you as we start the 2022-2023 school year. We have an amazing lineup of presenters that specialize in a variety of areas related to physical and health education. We invite you to participate in our kick-off meeting on October 3, 2022. Welcome back to the consortium and we hope that you have a successful 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

20. Software Spotlight: IXL

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2022

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 invite prior to webinar.

21. Panopto Q&A for District Admins - Part 2 of 2

Program: LHRIC - Distance Education

Dates: 10/4/2022

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Panopto District Admins; please re-join us for the Part 2 of 2 virtual session hosted by LHRIC and Panopto. Part 2's session is a continuation of Part 1 with a specific focus on answering questions that may have arisen during your practice/configuration time while setting up the Panopto environment.

For convenience, we will be recording and distributing the session after the meeting; this will be a great ongoing resource.


Audience:
Panopto Admins

When:
October 4th, 2022 - 2:00-2:45 Eastern Time

Where:
As this will be a remote session, the Zoom link & Agenda will be sent to all participants on Monday, Oct 3rd.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Cindy Taran.

22. Software Spotlight: Digital Fluency and Hands-on Learning with LEGO Education

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/4/2022

The NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards recognize how digital fluency is vital to success in college, careers, and citizenship in the 21st century. In this session, learn how LEGO Education creates motivation and engagement with hands on learning opportunities that help students see themselves in future STEM careers and as participants in a technology enhanced world. Attendees will learn how to develop curriculum using LEGO Learning solutions to address the NYS standards while providing well-rounded opportunities for student learning. Outcomes:


• Define digital literacy and fluency in computer science

• List the key concepts and purpose of the Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards

• Outline a continuum of learning that develops student knowledge of the standards in hands on activities

• Identify features of high-quality 21st century learning activities that develop fluency with Computer Science learning

• Describe hands-on learning experiences aligned to the NYS standards supported by LEGO Education solutions

Intended audience (e.g., tech directors, principals, teachers, etc.)


• Administrators

• Tech Directors

• CS Educators

• Curriculum Developers
Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

23. Software Spotlight: Newsela

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/4/2022

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Newsela offers non fiction articles on current events to myths and legends. Adjustable Lexile levels are available for every text (and quiz). Assessment features offer a flexible way for students to demonstrate what they've learned, to practice their close reading skills, and to use their writing to analyze and discuss what they've read. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

24. 2022-23 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leaders' Network

Program: 2022-2023 - (DEI) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dates: 10/6/2022 to 6/12/2023

The DEI Leaders' Network comes together in response to calls for action to ensure each student benefits from an equitable and diverse learning experience. This Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for students. Here, we leverage personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

The NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework is at the heart of our work. It highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work….” We embrace a differentiated approach, considering each individual, classroom, school, and district and their varied interests and needs.

Network Goals:
- Convene DEI leaders and practitioners to collaborate on DEI policy, strategic planning, and implementation
- Consider the essential question: To what extent is my district/school/classroom an equitable one?
- Ground our work in NYSED's CRSE Framework and NYSED's DEI Policy
- Identify an area of focus and implement action steps to support your district's DEI efforts
- Contribute to Network resources and co-construct priorities

Network Members:
- While the DEI Leaders' Network is open to all engaged in DEI practice, we recommend joining with a colleague or school-wide or district-wide team.
- Members serve as "leaders” in the broadest definition of the term.
- Members are expected to bring ideas back to their districts, schools, and/or classrooms

Contract Tracy Tyler (ttyler@swboces.org) for team pricing.

25. Panopto Creators Session

Program: LHRIC - Distance Education

Dates: 10/6/2022

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Panopto District Admins and End-Users; please join us for an exciting 'Creators' workshop hosted by LHRIC and Panopto. In this session you will learn how to navigate the video library and easily record, upload, share and make edits to videos within the Panopto environment.

For convenience, we will be recording and distributing the session after the meeting; this will be a great ongoing resource.


Audience:
Panopto Admins and End-Users/Video Creators

When:
October 6th, 2022 - 2:30-3:15 Eastern Time

Where:
As this will be a remote session, the Zoom link & Agenda will be sent to all participants on Tuesday, Oct 4th, 2022.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Cindy Taran.

26. BenQ Interactive Display

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/7/2022

Whether you have recently purchased BenQ boards or have had time to experience your BenQ board, please join us for the following opportunity to learn and share with your faculty and colleagues. This session will focus on getting to know your BenQ Board, troubleshooting, work through real life work flow scenarios, and discuss InstaShare; what it is and how to use it.

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

Program: 2022-2023 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Preve

Dates: 10/11/2022 to 10/12/2022

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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. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in 0 credits. Zoom links will be emailed before the course begins.
Fee: $135 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

Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention) For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

28. BrainPOP Science: What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim? An exploration with BrainPOP Science- Middle school

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2022

This session will focus on how teachers can enhance students' science knowledge and communication skills via the CER process. We will discuss the necessity of evidence-based writing and how to help students comprehend the distinction between evidence and reasoning. We'll look at a science lesson with an embedded CER, and discuss the components of CERs as well as CERs' role in the science classroom and how CERs are fundamentally a part of 21st-century career and college readiness skills. Educators will leave with skills and resources to ensure that CER is taught effectively. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. All are welcome to attend, however this webinar is designed for administrators, Science leaders and/or Science teachers

29. Regional Crisis Response Team Meeting

Program: 2022-2023 - Regional Crisis Response Team

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/11/2022

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The RCRT is a team of professionals from participating component school districts whose purpose would be to provide guidance and support to students, staff, and/or administrators following a crisis in a given district and to help build the capacity of school-based mental health professionals in our region.

Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the meeting begins.


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

30. Software Spotlight: Dive into Design Thinking and PBL with Real-World Applications. An Introduction to 3DuxDesign

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2022

Join founder, Marci Klein M.D. and learn how we can create deeper, more authentic learning opportunities for our students with 3DuxDesign. In this product showcase, you will learn more about the modeling kits and see examples of how they are used in the k-8 classroom to create trans-disciplinary learning experiences that activate, inspire, and empower students.
Dr. Klein will also highlight the range of supporting web-based resources available, from basic, design-sprint style challenges to NGSS, ELA, and math standards-based engineering and architecture projects. Interested in taking a deeper dive into design thinking? She will also introduce the Global Futures Curriculum, a student-led, team-based project where students tackle modern-day challenges and build models of the sustainable and equitable communities they envision for their future.
Participants in the live session will also have an opportunity to get a free material and project sample kit.
Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

31. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] ENL Teachers & School Librarians: a Dynamic Duo! (SW BOCES Component Districts Only) - via Zoom

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Educators and School Librarians

Dates: 10/11/2022

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School Librarians and ENL teachers working together can provide powerful resources for English Language Learners and their families. We invite you to join this initial conversation to learn more about each other's area of expertise and explore how you can build a new partnership that benefits your ELLs. Assist us in exploring and developing resources for communication, collaboration, and resource sharing between ENL teachers and School Librarians in order to increase access and opportunity for all ELL students.

This is a collaboration between SW BOCES School Library Systems and the Hudson Valley RBERN team.

This activity is not eligible for CTLE credit.

To access this workshop, 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 HV RBERN.

32. Software Spotlight: WeVideo

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2022

Easy to use, and applicable for all grades and subject areas, WeVideo has the fun, creative tools that teachers and students love: video creator, screen & webcam capture, green screen, podcasting, slideshows, voice over, GIF maker, animation and more. WeVideo has the mission critical features required by district leaders in curriculum and IT: privacy and security compliances, cloud based, any device, integrations, collaboration, member management and account administration. It's a swiss army knife of creativity that allows for voice and choice, and allows your district to invest in one great platform for maximum utilization and ROI. The only digital media creativity platform built specifically for K12, WeVideo offers extensive educator-specific support and training. Find out why millions of students and teachers are creating with WeVideo for Schools! Check out this short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYn2o0jmj0 Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

33. Active Learning Center: Open House

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2022

Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

34. Software Spotlight: Using Nearpod to Support the NYS Digital Fluency Standards

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2022

Nearpod has recently developed a content library aligned with many of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Explore this new content and how to engage learners while expanding teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to the next educational level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link prior to session date. Registered participants will receive Zoom invite by email prior to session start.

35. Software Spotlight: Introducing Nearpod

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2022

Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

36. [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120] Spanish for Educators with Instructor: Marisol Manriquez-Weiner - October 12, 2022 through February 8, 2023 - Online Course via Zoom

Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Educators who communicate with Spanish-speaking students, parents, and school personnel

Dates: 10/12/2022 to 2/8/2023

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This course will provide essential tools for communicating with Spanish-speaking students, parents, and school personnel regarding aspects of school life and education which are mostly used to communicate with Spanish-speaking students and their parents. The communicative approach of the course focuses on developing communicative competence, and using language for meaningful purposes in authentic situations. You will start speaking from day one, and you will get personalized feedback.

The course will consist of fifteen (15) 90-minute sessions on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. Each completed session will award 1.5 CTLE credits to each participant. A course outline will be provided to those who register for the course. Attending each session is not mandatory but is highly recommended.

Textbook Requirement:
"Spanish for Educators, Premium Second Edition”, McGraw-Hill
Authors: José M. Díaz, María F. Nadel
Published: January 2020
Print (Paperback) / ISBN: 9781260462234

This second edition is accompanied by digital resources to help the language study: flashcard sets of all vocabulary lists in the book and 60-minutes of audio recordings of key expressions from the book.

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

Cost: Free, with the exception of the textbook purchase by the participant.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Marisol Manriquez-Weiner.

37. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

Audience: SLS Council Members

Dates: 10/13/2022

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

38. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Cohort Kickoff Session (Hybrid)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

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.
Join us as we continue this journey together in our fifth year as a learning community to focus on current issues and topics you face in your work everyday, informed by our anchor text "Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .”
In the true spirit of a PLC, you, the participants, will design the year long agenda based on topics elicited from our text. The Model Schools team will facilitate the inclusion of subject matter experts as needed based on the topics selected. This program will be facilitated by a LHRIC Model Schools team with over two decades of experience in instructional technology, professional development, instructional design, and adult learning theory.
This session will have in-person and remote options for participation. Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start in order to attend remotely.

39. Mandated Autism Training (3 Hr. Course) VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING

Program: 2022-2023 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Preve

Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

Dates: 10/13/2022

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Many students require individualized support to succeed academically and socially in the K-12 environment. As the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders increases, educators must be equipped with the tools necessary to meet this demand. As part of the New York State Regulations, this workshop will address the needs of students on the autism spectrum.
This overview will meet the state mandate for certification and will include the following topics:
-Definitions
-Etiology and prevalence
-Characteristics
-Evidenced-based instructional methods
-Behavior management resources

Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.
Please log in at 8:50am. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.


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/.


This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

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. 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 for the course is $90. 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.
Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention)

40. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

Audience: SLS Communication Coordinators

Dates: 10/13/2022

Quarterly meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are informed on topics such as New York State Education Department updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues with the expectation that it is shared with other school librarians in district.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

41. Software Spotlight: Spiral Your Way to Regents Success with Castle Learning - Gr 9-12 & Advanced 8th Grade

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

This session will focus on Mastering Regents content throughout the year creating assignments by Unit and then using a Spiral Look-Back Review method in Castle Learning to allow students to move forward to the next unit while mastering weaknesses in the previous unit's content. Data Analysis will help teachers identify weaknesses and the Student Practice Assignment feature will help students identify and practice their own weaknesses. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation, and a Math Equation Editor. Students can utilize the online constructed response area to enter in an answer or take a picture of their work and upload the image to the question. Teachers can help students with homework by attaching their learning videos and class notes. Castle Learning has content K-12 which allows teachers access to all levels to help build student skills while focusing on Regents content.

Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

42. Why Start an Esports Program

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

Have you been curious about what it takes to start and maintain a district esports program or club? You may need help in navigating all the possible considerations: from soliciting interest and recruiting students, to selecting appropriate games, to ensuring a supportive technical and facility infrastructure. There are many moving parts, whether you are interested in a middle school club or a competitive high school program. Join us for an information session on how to get started. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

43. Software Spotlight: Explore Learning- Gizmos

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines. All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

44. Software Spotlight: Mastering Standards with Castle Learning - Gr K-5

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/13/2022

This session will introduce K-5 teachers to the tools in Castle Learning to help students master standards. With the ease of searching for content by standard, teachers can set students up with assignments that can be used to pre-test their knowledge and then students can utilize the Create Student Practice Assignment to work on their own individual weaknesses and master the standard. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Analysis of data will help teachers drive instruction and differentiate for student needs. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation and the CBT toolbar and math equation editor that mimics the Grades 3-5 online testing.

Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

45. School Violence Intervention And Prevention Course VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING

Program: 2022-2023 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Preve

Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

Dates: 10/14/2022

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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 $70. Please mail a check or money order made payable to SWBOCES to: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Attention: Dina Roselli

Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention)


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

46. Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures - VIA ZOOM

Program: 2021-2022 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA/Violence Prevention

Dates: 10/14/2022

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According to the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention, at least in 7 students experience child abuse or neglect in the United States. While much progress has been made, there are things that can be done to protect children from abuse. Through this training, K-12 educators will become equipped with the knowledge to recognize and report signs of abuse.
During the training, participants will be able to identify:

•Child abuse and neglect

•Professional issues and concerns

•Community resources

•Legal responsibilities in reporting child abuse/neglect cases

Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

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 at 11:50am. 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: $70 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

Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention)

Credit cards and debit cards not accepted.


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

47. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/14/2022

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Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

48. Sketchnoting-Beyond the Basics (Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2022

Are you ready to take your and your students' sketchnoting to the next level? This online course will explore more on building your visual library, active sketchnoting techniques and refining your sketchnotes! NOTE: Pre-requisite: Sketchnoting in the Classroom - An Introduction. This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 17, and participants have until October 28, 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 in order to enroll.

49. Software Spotlight: IXL

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2022

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 invite prior to webinar.

50. Google Certified Educator Study Group 2022: Level 1 and Level 2(Online, Self Paced)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

Google's Certified Educator Microcredential (Level 1 and Level 2) helps teachers confidently use Google tools in the classroom. Over the years, we've seen changes in the focus and format of the exams that result in receiving a Certified Educator badge. If you are considering pursing certification in 2022, join this online "study group" to help you prepare for success. If you are considering either (or both) levels, this self paced course will help you prepare for the exam format, identify your own personal skills checklist, and will provide the opportunity to attend a "virtual office hour" (optional) to share strategies with fellow learners.

NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. An optional "live” session will be scheduled towards the end of the course completion date. This course begins on October 18, 2022, and participants have until October 28 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.

51. SLS OPALS User Group Meeting (Zoom)

Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/18/2022

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a virtual OPALs User Group meeting via Zoom. Join your fellow librarians at this informative FREE virtual User Group meeting with OPALS expert John Schuster and MediaFlex CEO, Harry Chan to learn how to get the most out of your library software and have your questions answered. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates!
For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

52. Software Spotlight: Back to School with Explorelearing: Frax, Reflex and Gizmos (On site with remote option available)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

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Hour 1: Explore Learning offers an array of math enrichment and math fluency solutions for elementary students within two programs: Frax and Reflex. Frax starts from a place where children have no prior knowledge of fractions, integrates storyboards and various virtual manipulatives for the "mission", where students help the crew complete fraction problems. We will walk through the program and dive into assessment tools, program set up and integration. Reflex focuses on math fluency, starting at Grade 2 and targets students' various learning. We will consider how these programs improve and target student learning during this critical time of their development.

Hour 2: Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. We'll also dive into Gizmo's newest feature, STEM cases which offer comprehensive thematic multi-lesson simulations. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into every type of daily classroom routine.

NOTE: this event will be held on site at LHRIC offices (450 Mamaroneck Avenue in Harrison, New York.) A virtual option will be made available for participants unable to travel. Registrants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the start date.

53. Software Spotlight: Introducing BrainPOP

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. It's 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.

54. Software Spotlight: Lumio Playground

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2022

Join the fun! If you are new to Lumio or have used Lumio but have questions stop by our Lumio Playground! This will be an open forum for questions answers and structured play! Connection information will be provided to participants prior to session.

55. SLS Follett Users Group (Zoom)

Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/19/2022

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a virtual Follett User Group meeting via Zoom. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting with our partners from Follett to learn how to get the most out of your library software. Attend this FREE User Group meeting to gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates and have your questions answered.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

56. SLS Mandarin Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/20/2022

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a virtual Mandarin User Group meeting via Zoom. Users learn how to get the most out of library software and learn more about new features of Mandarin and Oasis. Meet us virtually to attend this FREE User Group meeting to have your questions answered by Art Graham, Mandarin VP. You will gain valuable insight on all the latest features and upgrades.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

57. Integrating PBL, STEAM, and SEL Into The Daily Curriculum

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/20/2022

How do we integrate PBL, STEAM, and SEL into our curriculum to enhance teaching and learning? The driving force behind this pedagogy and educational approach is not in the design and it's not about which technology we use and it definitely is NOT about "One more thing”. The driving force for success is twofold: first, it is in the empathy or the relationship the students make with the curriculum idea and the real world connection. Second, it is in the collaboration on so many levels that make this integration work. It is a journey.

In this workshop, we will examine the journey from start to finish and create a PBL/STEAM/SEL unit that YOU can integrate into YOUR curriculum that will motivate ALL learners. The focus of this workshop will be on:
  • -Identifying learning standards in a curriculum area to begin this journey.
  • -Pinpointing goals for the unit.
  • -Awareness of the three P's and how to effectively use them during the process: PERSONALITY, PASSION and PERSEVERANCE.
  • -Designing a community of motivated learners.
  • -Acquiring the tools and resources needed for your project.
  • -Developing a "Setting Them Free" mindset and ways to use this mindset for optimum success.
  • -Understanding the flexibility in a fluid PBL unit and how to manage it.
  • -How to manage frustration at all levels while moving the project forward.
  • -Learning that teachers and students do not need to be "On the same page.”

    This workshop is for K-12 teachers and administrators. During these workshops, the participants will learn how to design a PBL/STEAM/SEL unit addressing their curriculum and standards, so that they can use their design unit in their classroom. Participants will learn how to successfully navigate roadblocks while on this journey. Please bring a curriculum unit that you are or will be working on this year .
  • 58. Software Spotlight: Mastering Standards & Content with Castle Learning - Gr 6-8

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/20/2022

    This session will introduce 6-8 teachers to the tools in Castle Learning to help students master standards and content. With the ease of searching for content by standard or topically, teachers can set students up with assignments that can be used to pre-test their knowledge and then students can utilize the Create Student Practice Assignment to work on their own individual weaknesses and master the standard. Teachers will learn how to create links to Google Classroom, Schoology or Canvas as well as push grades back to those platforms to allow for ease of grading assignments. Analysis of data will help teachers drive instruction and differentiate for student needs. Castle Learning has text to speech, Google Translation and the CBT toolbar and math equation editor that mimics the Grades 6-8 online testing.

    Zoom link will be sent the day before to registered participants.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Caroline Calabrese.

    59. Software Spotlight: Flocabulary

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/20/2022

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    60. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/21/2022

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    Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    61. [LHRIC TLI Virtual Keynote Series] Kelly Vero-The Role of Education in a Phygital Future: The Wonder of Learning for Today, Tomorrow and Beyond!

    Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

    Audience: District and School Administrators and Lead Instructional Staff

    Dates: 10/21/2022

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    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.
    We know that successful education is measured by experiential learning styles - but how will digital technologies enhance the pillars of learning? And will they enhance or disrupt? Metaverse expert and speaker Kelly Vero wants to change the way we think about education, and utilizing live use cases as well as documented discoveries, she wants to explore the changing world of education - with you! In her talk, you will learn about how the metaverse became the buzzword for every vertical, alongside a vision for how educators can utilize the full force of this new technology to enhance physical learning in a digital space. Note: For the Virtual Keynotes we waive the eight seat per district limit. Connection information will be provided to all registrants prior to event.

    62. The 1:1 Classroom: Now What? (October 2023) (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/24/2022

    Now that most students have a device while in school, teachers face the challenge of how to leverage them successfully. In this 6-hour course, participants will be exposed to strategies that maximize the benefits of a 1:1 laptop classroom. This course will focus on strategies and instructional models that foster the use of these devices efficiently and effectively. Some topics to be addressed include: classroom management (using technology) and use of the LMS; the 4 Cs (creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking); overview of tools that work well in this setting, including content creation tools; instructional models such as HyperDocs, Choice Boards and playlists; digital citizenship

    The course will consist of readings, videos, and discussions, with plenty of examples that can be modified for your own use. An optional "live” session will be held each week for those interested.
    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. Optional "live” sessions will be held each week, at the request of participants. This course begins on October 24, 2022, and participants have until December 2, 2022 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.

    63. Software Spotlight: IXL

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/24/2022

    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 invite prior to webinar.

    64. SLS OverDrive Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 10/25/2022

    The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service that includes eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines made available through Sora. The SWBOCES Digital Library is an extension of school libraries' print collections. With 24/7 access, students and teachers can check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. Open to all school librarians, administrators, and other educators who wish to engage readers through the use of digital content.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Students today must learn an increasingly sophisticated combination of advanced literacy skills and competences. Reading and writing - which are language-based skills - are essential for reaching high levels of academic achievement in our schools. Participants in this workshop will leave with a deep understanding of how schools and districts can organize instructional cycles and make curricular decisions aligned with the Advanced Literacy Hallmarks, ensuring access and relevance for linguistically diverse learners.

    Participants will take a deep dive into NYSED's Advanced Literacy Briefs on Linguistically Diverse Learners while learning how to evaluate curriculum and instruction for presence of the four Hallmarks of Advanced Literacy Instruction - Engaging Texts, Rich Discussion, Frequent Writing and Academic Vocabulary. Participants will also consider how to incorporate Professional Learning around the Advanced Literacies into their schools and districts. Participants will leave with tools designed to assist them as they incorporate the Hallmarks into school and district practices.

    Registration/Sign-in: 8:30 am - 8:45am on October 25th and November 17, 2022

    Workshop Fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Ann Narcisse at PNW BOCES.

    66. Software Spotlight: Introducing BrainPOP

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/25/2022

    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. It's 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.

    67. Leading Leaders: Recertification Leaders Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Virtual)

    Program: 2022-2023 - Leadership

    Audience: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators that are responsible for evaluating principals

    Dates: 10/26/2022 to 11/2/2022

    New
    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements, leadership standards, and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2022-2023 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    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.

    68. Solving for the Creative Drought (Co Hosted by Local Apple Education Team)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/27/2022

    Join us to experience a day in the life of students as they harness the power of iPad and MacOS. More than ever, teachers are using Apple devices to create interactive and engaging learning experiences, no matter where students are learning. Hear about new features that help students and teachers be even more productive and creative. Whether your district is 1-1, or has sets of iPads/Macs, you will come away with ideas and resources from the session hosts and fellow participants.

    69. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Pre-Referral Considerations for ELLs - at Orange-Ulster BOCES

    Program: 2022-2023 - HV-RBE-RN

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

    Dates: 10/27/2022

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

    When an ELL student is struggling academically, educators need to understand the multiple complex factors affecting a student's learning. Behaviors observed may appear similar to characteristics of a disability and educators need to carefully rule out exclusionary factors that are not intrinsic to the student. It is challenging to distinguish if language acquisition, cultural and linguistic diversity, gaps in learning or an actual disorder is at play. A multidisciplinary team must pay special attention to contexts and rule out systemic or external factors prior to making a referral.

    In this workshop, participants will examine factors that must be considered when a student is at risk for referral to special education, including legal requirements, characteristics of second language acquisition, clinical markers of a disability, cultural dynamics, social-emotional resilience, optimal learning environments, interventions and assessment.

    Workshop Fee: $15.00 For questions regarding this activity, please contact Alison Provencher.

    70. Software Spotlight: Flocabulary

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/27/2022

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    71. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/28/2022

    New
    Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    72. Differentiation Through Choice (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 10/31/2022

    According to Dr. Catlin Tucker, "student agency, or a students' ability to make key decisions about their learning experience, is an essential aspect of blended learning.” Choice boards and "playlists” are simply digital documents that outline specific resources and tasks, but they are also strategies for blended learning when we combine active, engaged learning online with active, engaged learning offline. This session will unpack some essentials of creating choice boards and playlists richly enhanced by digital technology tools. PD Your Way NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 31, and participants have until November 11 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 in order to enroll.

    73. BenQ Interactive Display

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    Whether you have recently purchased BenQ boards or have had time to experience your BenQ board, please join us for the following opportunity to learn and share with your faculty and colleagues. This session will focus on getting to know your BenQ Board, troubleshooting, work through real life work flow scenarios, and discuss InstaShare; what it is and how to use it.

    74. Esports with vendor PlayVs

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/2/2022

    Are you interested in starting an esports club at your school? Chances are your students are, and it's likely they're already signed up and ready to play. Here is a chance to hear how PlayVs can make this easy, affordable and rewarding for your school. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    75. DPSS - IRP Follow up session for MIT/Col Districts ONLY

    Program: Data Privacy & Security Service

    Dates: 11/3/2022

    This is a follow-up of the IRP Sessions for MIT and Collaborative districts that attended the workshops on Aug 2 or Sept 22. We will continue the work on the IRP / RACI Model. The session is Face to Face and will be held at LHRIC office at 450 Mamaroneck Ave.
    Please join us with your team to continue this work.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dr. Madalyn Romano at mromano@lhric.org

    Incident Response Plans are living/breathing documents and need continual review and updating. Please join the LHRIC's Data Privacy & Security Team to continue the work that we started together last year on Incident Response Plans. The session will be held at the LHRIC's office at 450 Mamaroneck Ave on November 3 from 1-4 PM.

    This session will focus on the following:
  • An Incident Response Plan (IRP) is a document that explains your strategy in dealing with cyberattacks, and data breaches.
  • An IRP is a set of documented procedures detailing the steps that should be taken in each phase of incident response.
  • An IRP should include guidelines for roles and responsibilities, communication plans, and standardized response protocols.


  • For questions regarding this session, please contact Dr. Madalyn Romano at mromano@lhric.org

    77. PANOPTO ESSENTIALS FOR CREATORS: LHRIC Staff

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/4/2022

    New
    Let's celebrate our migration from Ensemble to Panopto together! If you currently use Ensemble to create, upload, share and/or edit video playlists, and would like a "quick start” approach with other colleagues, select from a series of upcoming dates facilitated by the LHRIC Model Schools team to cover the "essentials”. Camera- shy? We also welcome you if you're curious about utilizing video as part of your service delivery, but have had no prior experience with Ensemble. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information prior to session start.

    78. Software Spotlight: WeVideo

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/9/2022

    Easy to use, and applicable for all grades and subject areas, WeVideo has the fun, creative tools that teachers and students love: video creator, screen & webcam capture, green screen, podcasting, slideshows, voice over, GIF maker, animation and more. WeVideo has the mission critical features required by district leaders in curriculum and IT: privacy and security compliances, cloud based, any device, integrations, collaboration, member management and account administration. It's a swiss army knife of creativity that allows for voice and choice, and allows your district to invest in one great platform for maximum utilization and ROI. The only digital media creativity platform built specifically for K12, WeVideo offers extensive educator-specific support and training. Find out why millions of students and teachers are creating with WeVideo for Schools! Check out this short video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcYn2o0jmj0 Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    79. Software Spotlight: Flocabulary

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/10/2022

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    80. Software Spotlight: NoRedInk

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/10/2022

    Join us for an introduction to NoRedInk. This program is an online writing curriculum that includes diagnostic tools, skills practice and scaffolded writing activities. The program engages students based on their interests, boosts their skills with adaptive practice, and guides them through the writing and revision process. Connection information will be sent to registrants prior to session.

    81. The Agile Classroom (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/14/2022

    A student-centered approach, Agile classrooms emphasize collaboration, communication, self-organization, and social skills that will benefit them not only in the classroom, but through all areas of life. Agile Classrooms empowers you with an operating system for 21st Century Learning that provides structures to scaffold and adapt student choice and collaboration. Agile Classrooms are based on real-world approaches that the most innovative companies in the world use. In an Agile Classroom, your students are better able to meet the learning goals of today while being ready for the modern world of work they will enter. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on November 14, and participants have until December 2, 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 in order to enroll.

    82. Software Spotlight: Book Creator

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/14/2022

    This product harnesses the creativity of teachers and students to accomplish exactly what it calls itself: to create books. Book creator's digital book-making platform includes various themes and templates, drawing, addition of media, and shareable options for collaboration across multiple creators. This 45- minute session is a walk-through of the product, features, and examples of how others are using the tool. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    83. Esports with vendor Generation Esports

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/15/2022

    Are you interested in starting an esports club at your school? Chances are your students are, and it's likely they're already signed up and ready to play. Here is a chance to hear how Generation Esports can make this easy, affordable and rewarding for your school. Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    84. BrainPOP Science: What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim? An exploration with BrainPOP Science- Middle school

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/15/2022

    This session will focus on how teachers can enhance students' science knowledge and communication skills via the CER process. We will discuss the necessity of evidence-based writing and how to help students comprehend the distinction between evidence and reasoning. We'll look at a science lesson with an embedded CER, and discuss the components of CERs as well as CERs' role in the science classroom and how CERs are fundamentally a part of 21st-century career and college readiness skills. Educators will leave with skills and resources to ensure that CER is taught effectively. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. All are welcome to attend, however this webinar is designed for administrators, Science leaders and/or Science teachers

    85. SLS Digital Library Advisory Board (Hybrid)

    Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 11/16/2022

    The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service that includes eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. Member libraries have one representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board that creates collection development guidelines, curates specialized collections, selects digital content for inclusion,and promotes the use of the digital library.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    86. SLS Mentor Program (Zoom)

    Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 11/16/2022

    One of three meetings for school librarians in the Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System Mentor program. Meeting agendas are determined by the needs of participating school librarians and include topics such as classroom management, curriculum development, collaboration, library program improvement, and more. Participants will be able to apply knowledge gained during each session to their library program.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    87. [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 1 (Virtual)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/17/2022

    First virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
    TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT PNW BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

    Students today must learn an increasingly sophisticated combination of advanced literacy skills and competences. Reading and writing - which are language-based skills - are essential for reaching high levels of academic achievement in our schools. Participants in this workshop will leave with a deep understanding of how they can organize instructional cycles and authentic assessments to ensure access and relevance for linguistically diverse learners. Participants will take a deep dive into NYSED's Advanced Literacy Briefs on Linguistically Diverse Learners while learning how to evaluate curriculum and instruction for presence of the four Hallmarks of Advanced Literacy Instruction - Engaging Texts, Rich Discussion, Frequent Writing and Academic Vocabulary. Participants will leave with a tool designed to assist them as they incorporate the Hallmarks into their own instructional cycles.

    Registration/Sign-in: by 11:45am on November 18 and by 8:45 am on December 16, 2022

    Workshop Fee: Free

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Ann Narcisse at PNW BOCES.

    89. Software Spotlight: Introducing Nearpod

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/23/2022

    Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registrants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    90. Software Spotlight: Book Creator

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/28/2022

    This product harnesses the creativity of teachers and students to accomplish exactly what it calls itself: to create books. Book creator's digital book-making platform includes various themes and templates, drawing, addition of media, and shareable options for collaboration across multiple creators. This 45- minute session is a walk-through of the product, features, and examples of how others are using the tool. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

    91. Podcasting Institute

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/29/2022 to 12/6/2022

    Podcasts provide both creators and listeners with a significant platform to share ideas, information, and encourage conversation around various topics. Podcasts can be created and consumed effectively within K-12 classrooms, and this 3 hour institute will address a variety of topics to help students (and teachers) appreciate the art and science of podcast creation, distribution, and consumption.
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    92. Software Spotlight: Introducing BrainPOP

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/29/2022

    BrainPOP offers curriculum based animated movies, learning games, interactive quizzes, primary source activities, and a breadth of additional resources for students in grades 3+. It's 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.

    93. DPSS User Group - RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT SESSION: 9 -12 Session

    Program: Data Privacy & Security Service

    Dates: 11/30/2022

    Risk Management provides a framework for identifying, tracking, and managing cybersecurity risks. Best practices associated with cybersecurity risk management are presented, along with content that discusses understanding risks in K-12 education. This is a hands-on workshop utilizing the risk assessment toolkit developed by CISA.This meeting is Face to Face and will be held at LHRIC office at 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Registration is limited.
    Please join us with your team.

    RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT SESSION: Presented in conjunction with Colonel Michael Hastings, Cyber Security Advisor for CISA (Cyber Security & Infrastructure Security Agency.

  • Registration is limited to five districts per session.
  • We will have two sessions on November 30 and additional sessions in the Spring.
  • Please be sure to bring your technical support team.


  • For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dr. Madalyn Romano at mromano@lhric.org

    94. DPSS User Group - RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT SESSION: 1- 4 PM Session

    Program: Data Privacy & Security Service

    Dates: 11/30/2022

    New
    Risk Management provides a framework for identifying, tracking, and managing cybersecurity risks. Best practices associated with cybersecurity risk management are presented, along with content that discusses understanding risks in K-12 education. This is a hands-on workshop utilizing the risk assessment toolkit developed by CISA.This meeting is Face to Face and will be held at LHRIC office at 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Registration is limited.
    Please join us with your team.

    RISK MANAGEMENT ASSESSMENT SESSION:

    Presented in conjunction with Colonel Michael Hastings, Cyber Security Advisor for CISA (Cyber Security & Infrastructure Security Agency.

  • Registration is limited to five districts per session.
  • We will have two sessions on November 30 and additional sessions in the Spring.
  • Please be sure to bring your technical support team.


  • For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dr. Madalyn Romano at mromano@lhric.org

    95. Software Spotlight: Breakout EDU: Updates!

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 11/30/2022

    New
    Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform that brings the excitement of "escape rooms" into the classroom through physical and digital games. Breakout EDU challenges students to work together to solve puzzles and open the physical or digital locks. Breakout EDU consists of an online platform and physical breakout kits. The web-based platform contains over 800+ kits and over 800+ digital games for every subject and new games are added each month. If you have a subscription and would benefit from a fresh look, this session will give you a tour of all of the new updates! Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite prior to session start

    96. UDL and Blended Learning Book Study (Authors: Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker) (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/1/2022

    Based on the text "UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes" (Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker), this self paced course will present tools and strategies that combine the adaptability of Universal Design for Learning with the flexibility of blended learning environments, powered by 1-1 device access and robust technology infrastructures that have been realized as a result of the pandemic.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. An optional "live” session will be scheduled towards the end of the course completion date. This course begins on December 1, 2022, and participants have until December 22, 2022 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.

    97. Edcamp: How To Teach When Every Student Has a Device

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/2/2022

    How do I teach when every student has a device? Join us for our edCamp-unconference. Edcamp is a fun, laid-back opportunity to network and learn with other educators. It is completely participant driven; all participants are welcome to pitch ideas, facilitate a session, and connect with others to build their professional network. What should I prepare? This is your conference, bring with you a topic related to the theme that you would like to discuss with other educators! What should you expect in each session? In each session you should expect an unstructured conversation where educators share best practices, challenges and passions related to the overarching theme. Everyone at an edcamp is encouraged to practice the law of two feet. The law of two feet says that if you become uninterested at any point, you are encouraged to leave and join another session. In an edcamp you are also invited to take breaks at any time, with the idea that it is sometimes in the breaks that the ‘A-ha' moments arrive. If you are not familiar with edCamp format, check out this video! https://youtu.be/I3ownFNREVQ

    98. Formative Assessment Tools (Online, Self Paced)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/5/2022

    In this online, self paced course you will have the opportunity to explore, reflect and apply different formative assessment tools categorized by the classroom activity. PD Your Way NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on December 5th, and participants have until December 16th 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 in order to enroll.

    99. SLS OverDrive Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

    Audience: Librarians

    Dates: 12/6/2022

    The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service that includes eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines made available through Sora. The SWBOCES Digital Library is an extension of school libraries' print collections. With 24/7 access, students and teachers can check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. Open to all school librarians, administrators, and other educators who wish to engage readers through the use of digital content.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

    100. Active Learning Center: Open House

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 12/7/2022

    Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

    101. SLS Council Meeting

    Program: 2022-2023 - School Library Services

    Audience: SLS Council Members

    Dates: 12/8/2022

    The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.