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1. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 9/23/2021

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The School Library System Council meets to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the system's services. It is hoped that this meeting will be held in person. If conditions make it necessary, it will be held via Zoom.

2. Social Studies Collegial Circle **ONLINE** presented by Jessica Gruttola and Corinne Suckle - 9-10am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 6/16/2022

We all look forward to a healthier and happier 2021-2022 school year. To continue the collaboration that started as a result of the pandemic, Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES are offering monthly Social Studies Collegial Circles for administrators to connect, share resources and discuss important issues. The group has proven to be an incredible support system for those who have participated. PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

3. ELA Collegial Circle **ONLINE** presented by Jessica Gruttola and Corinne Suckle - 10-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 6/16/2022

We all look forward to a healthier and happier 2021-2022 school year. To continue the collaboration that started as a result of the pandemic, Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES are offering monthly ELA Collegial Circles for administrators to connect, share resources and discuss important issues. The group has proven to be an incredible support system for those who have participated. PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

4. Back-to-School Professional Circle

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 9/23/2021

This professional circle will offer several grade level break-out rooms for sharing about back-to-school issues or concerns. Find out what's happening in other school libraries. Share with your grade level peers.

5. Back to School with SORA

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists and Administrators

Dates: 10/13/2021

The OverDrive team will provide an in-depth overview of SORA, the new WSBOCES SLS Regional Digital Library, available resources for students and staff, and time for Q & A.

6. SLS Liaison business meeting and Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/14/2021

The Liaisons business meeting will be followed with professional learning about the new School Library Program Rubric. All SLMS are welcome to attend. This online meeting will run from 9 am until noon.

7. "New" Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/20/2021

This orientation is for school librarians who are new to the profession, new to a grade level, or who would like to learn more about the School Library System and BOCES. Experienced librarians are encouraged to attend to answer grade level specific questions.

8. Follett Users Group

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialist, Library clerks and support staff

Dates: 10/26/2021

This workshop will be hosted by the Follett Support Team. Topics will include What's New in Version 19; Library Manger Updates; Resource Manager Updates; Destiny Discover Engage; What's new inside of Titlewave. Any Follett specific questions may be submitted to Sara Kardasz by 10/22/21.

9. Long Island School Library Systems' Regional Institute: SPARK Connections - Chapter 8

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/2/2021

The Regional Institute will feature three terrific presentations. Caroline Fuchs and Heather F. Ball of St. John's University Libraries will present their research results in "We Need to Talk: Framing Conversations Among K-16 Librarians for Student Success.” Annemarie Gordon and Annesley Gersztoff will discuss the "Sustainable Libraries Initiative Certification Program for School Librarians.” Award winning author, Linda Sue Park will talk about children's literature with "The Goal of Greater Truth”. At the end of the day there will be grade level and other break-out rooms in which you can chat with your peers about the school year. The day is sponsored by EBSCO, Lincoln Library Press/FactCite, Read to Them, and Rosen Digital. We thank them for their support. This virtual event is free. (Will cover Content and Pedagogy)

10. NewsBank's Core4 Essential Resources

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/9/2021

NewsBank's Core4 are essential resources designed to meet the cross-curricular research needs for students at all learning levels. Learn more about Access World News Research Collection 2021; America's Historical Newspapers: Timeline Edition; Black Life in America: New for 2021; and Research Rocket.

11. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 11/17/2021

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The School Library System Council meets to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the system's services. It is hoped that this meeting will be held in person. If conditions make it necessary, it will be held via Zoom.

12. SLP rubric work session - Domain 1, Subdomain - Instruction

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/7/2021

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Instruction. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

13. SLS Liaison business meeting and Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/8/2021

The Liaisons' business meeting will be followed with professional learning during which we will consider our Collection Development guidelines and Reconsideration of Materials procedures. All Library Media Specialists are welcome to attend the professional learning. This meeting will run from 9 am until noon and will be via zoom.

14. SLP rubric work session - Domain 1, Subdomain - Instruction

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/9/2021

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Instruction. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

15. Gale in Context: 101 - Getting to Know Your Gale/NOVELny Resources

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2021

New to your organization or NOVELNY/Gale digital resources? Need a refresher? Then this session is for you! Your Gale resources from NOVELNY offer a rich collection of content from current newspapers to popular reference content to engaging multimedia. In this session, we'll provide an overview of what's available and best practices for putting it to work in your school library and classrooms. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

16. SLP rubric work session. Domain 1, Subdomain - Literacy & Inquiry

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/14/2021

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Literacy & Inquiry. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

17. SLP rubric work session. Domain 1, Subdomain - Literacy & Inquiry

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/15/2021

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Literacy & Inquiry. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

18. Gale in Context: 2.0 - Dig Deeper With Your Gale/NOVELny Resources

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Classroom Teachers

Dates: 12/16/2021

Feeling comfortable with your Gale/NOVELny resources but want to dig in a little? This session is for you! You'll discover advanced methods for using resource features and document tools. If you've developed basic skills using your Gale/NOVELny resources, join this webinar for tips and tricks to differentiate for your students with various learning needs, and how to effectively connect and collaborate with other educators in your building. This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

19. SLP rubric work session. Domain 1, Subdomain - Social Responsibility

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/21/2021

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Social Responsibility. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

20. SLP rubric work session. Domain 1, Subdomain - Social Responsibility

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/22/2021

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Social Responsibility. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

21. SLP rubric work session. Domain 1, Subdomain - Students.

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/4/2022

We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Students. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

22. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council members

Dates: 1/13/2022

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The School Library System Council meets to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the system's services. It is hoped that this meeting will be held in person. If conditions make it necessary, it will be held via Zoom.

23. Rescheduled - School Library Program rubric work session. Domain 1. Subdomain Students.

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/18/2022

This final work session was scheduled for 1/4/22 from 4 to 5 pm, but was cancelled. We will work together to complete Domain 1 - Teach for Learning; Subdomain - Students. Be prepared to reflect on your library program and provide specific examples of evidence for each essential element. This will be followed with considering an action plan to focus on one or more of the essential elements that might need some attention.

24. Cooperative Collection Development Committee meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the Cooperative Collection Development Committee

Dates: 1/26/2022

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Note: this meeting is just for the members of the CCD Committee. The CCD Committee will discuss updating the existing CCD Plan that is mandated by the State. A review of proposed titles to be added to the WSBOCES School Library System regional digital library will take place.

25. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting **CHANGED TO ONLINE**

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of ELA supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR ALL DISTRICTS Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, coordinator meetings included, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading and writing skills for academic success. As students move up through the grade levels, both the words and the sentences get longer. This webinar will address three strategies: 1) de-mystifying multisyllabic words, 2) using punctuation as a comprehension tool, and 3) understanding what pronouns refer to within the text. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Mastery of grade-level standards is essential. But how do we ensure the texts and tasks we assign invite students' voices and allow for choice in how they learn? Furthermore, how do we create an environment that embraces their experiences? Join us as we explore strategies to bring SEL and CRL to your ELA spaces.

28. FREE SAVVAS Curriculum Professional Development

Program: Professional Development

Audience: THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Cold Spring Harbor, Eastport-South Manor, Farmingdale, Lewiston-Porter, Mount Sinai, Southold, Western Suffolk BOCES.

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
These session are only for districts who purchased materials through Western Suffolk BOCES. During these sessions a Savvas trainer will go over different features of the Savvas platform and curriculum materials. Additionally, we encourage participants to come to the sessions with questions so that they can be answered. THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Cold Spring Harbor, Eastport-South Manor, Farmingdale, Lewiston-Porter, Mount Sinai, Southold, Western Suffolk BOCES. The link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event

29. SETC: Visual Story Telling

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/27/2022

Starting Today
**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learn a variety of innovative and creative approaches to storytelling using different visual technologies that can be utilized in any learning environment. We will explore different approaches to visual storytelling and create a short visual story together using free, online tools. Well see how it can be used in any educational environment to build connections, develop empathy, and engage students. We'll learn the fundamental aspects of storytelling and create a true, visual story together
During the Covid pandemic, increased numbers of students have fallen behind in academic skills due to remote learning and interrupted instruction. This 4-hour remote training is intended to help middle and high schools to establish or strengthen their MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) model. It will review best practices in MTSS for academics and highlight those ‘non-negotiable' elements necessary for success at intervention Tiers 1, 2, and 3-with particular focus on the strengths and challenges of making MTSS work in a secondary setting. Participants will also have an opportunity to review their school or district MTSS practices, identify areas needing improvement, and develop their own action plan. All resources introduced at this training will be accessible online after the workshop. ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK FROM 11-12PM. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
**This workshop will be asynchronous** This course will allow educators the opportunity to create resilient schools that meet the social, emotional, ethical, and academic needs of students. Participants will explore the research-based skills and competencies that have a positive impact on the organizational structure of their school, the delivery of instruction, and student performance. Participants will develop a toolbox of SEL strategies and create a SEAL Portfolio that serve as a resource tool and guide for implementation. Participants will be provided with the opportunity for independent inquiry, learning in cooperation with others, and reflective practice.
We find that special area classrooms are often the most diverse in a school building. Special area teachers must plan for a wide range of abilities and disabilities within their classrooms. This can sometimes involve more than one grade level, a range of students with varying abilities and disabilities, and additional adults such as teacher aides and teacher assistants. This workshop will provide special area teachers with concrete strategies and vital information for meeting the diverse needs of their students and helpful tools for maximizing the use of adult support. You will explore differentiation strategies for special area classrooms, learn how to make the best use of adult support within the special area classroom, develop skills for planning lessons to meet a range of abilities. Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

33. MS EXCEL in an Educational Setting Webinar Series - 6 Virtual 1-Hour Sessions presented by Jeff Olefson - 1-2pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/2/2022 to 3/30/2022

Starting Soon
Excel is a very power tool with many uses in the educational environment. This six-session series will provide you with a solid grounding that will enable you to leverage the power of Excel. Session 1-February 2 Microsoft Excel Tip and Tricks Topics will include: Cell fills, shrink to fit, basic analysis, most frequently used functions, relative, mixed and absolute reference, basic conditional formatting and how to create drop down menus. Session 2-February 9 Conditional formatting and logical operators. This session will look deeper into practical applications of conditional formatting for attractively presenting data, analysis, and tracking. Session 3-February 16 Data Validation is what Excel will allow to be entered in a cell, the default is anything, but you can customize this using both simple and complex criteria. Session 4-March 2 Working with Excel Tables In this session we will explore many uses for MS Excel's table function including how to create a table and convert table data back to a range, sorting and filtering, copying information from a table to create specialized reports, using tables to do an analysis, exploring the total row subtotal functions, table esthetics and the use of slicers. Session 5-March 9 Vlook-Up, Index and Match, and two dimensional lookups. This session will explore look up functions in Excel and how they can save times and help you populate a spreadsheet from a large dataset coming from applications like work order systems, student management systems, and financial systems. Session 6-March 30 Intro to Pivot Tables Pivot tables are a unique set of tables that enable you to easily do complex analysis of "transactional type” data. For full descriptions, please copy link for the flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LU8tB6u-fnNn7tNjn9GNL59DTHil0qAS/view?usp=sharing Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

34. FREE Edison Learning Meet & Greet **ONLINE** 3 - 4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/2/2022

NewStarting Soon
As our nation's leading minority-owned education company, EdisonLearning brings together best practices in instruction, developed over three decades of supporting schools, with blended solutions designed by educators to meet students where they are and deliver the education they need and deserve. Our company's comprehensive content, resources and support include: 150+ full eCourses in core K-12 and elective subjects CTE/CPE & social-emotional learning (SEL) eCourses Actionable learning analytics dashboards and blockchain-enabled micro-credentials Certified instructional services teachers and advisors who provide personalized student support The guiding purpose behind all of EdisonLearning's work is to ensure equitable access and opportunity for each and every learner. Learn more at www.edisonlearning.com

35. Introduction & Exploration of Naviance Curriculum

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Directors, Administrators, Guidance Directors

Dates: 2/3/2022

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Western Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES are once again joining together to you the next in our Naviance by PowerSchool Professional Development virtual workshops. Account Executive, Tom Millman and Senior Education Consultant, Maria Roa Arrazola will provide an introduction and exploration of Naviance Curriculum. The Zoom link for the workshop will be sent to those registered on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022
This 4-hour remote workshop will demonstrate a bank of common, feasible data-collection methods (e.g., curriculum-based measurement, rubrics, work products, checklists, etc.) to track the progress of Tier 1/classroom interventions in grades 3-12. Participants review how to reduce error and increase the trustworthiness of data sources. The training also presents a 7-step organizer to plan high-quality data collection for any student. All materials and resources shared will be available free to participating schools. ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK FROM 11-12PM. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

37. SETC: Establishing Inclusive Classrooms Where Newcomer ELLs Thrive

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/3/2022

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE Newcomer students are recently-arrived immigrants representative of a range of languages, cultures, school experiences, literacy skills, and immigration circumstances. Many speak little or no English and may lack any formal education in their native countries. Guided by Eight Promising Practices, participants will learn ways to create an inclusive classroom for newcomer ELLs with spaces that embrace the voices of linguistically diverse communities and provide pathways for authentic learning opportunities
This workshop will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning across all learning environments. Learn how educators' motivation affects the way they motivate (or unintentionally de-motivate) students and how to identify and remove classroom barriers to motivation. Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Strengthen students' readiness skills in how to learn with research-driven, evidence-based strategies that support development in social emotional learning and executive functioning skills. Participants will collaborate, plan and demonstrate a working knowledge in how to promote overall self-regulation to address student concerns in need of Tier 1, 2 and 3 interventions. During this in-depth yet practical training, participants will learn through different modalities including real-time classroom footage of students as they learn to apply the strategies to perform and make positive choices. During each session participants will: Session 1: examine the functions and benefits of executive functioning Session 2: discover strategies that support the working memory Session 3: be prepared to explicitly teach the research-driven cognitive skills necessary for students to remain on task Session 4: learn to utilize the learning tools to support social emotional learning and executive functioning Session 5: design lesson plans incorporating social emotional learning and demonstrate an understanding of how to effectively implement the learning tools to promote self-regulation * Participants will receive 3 children's books, music, learning tools, classroom activities and much more to be utilized immediately in small and whole group settings or individually with students. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 7.5 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

40. Flip Your Classroom **ONLINE** presented by Peter Santoro - 3:30-5pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/8/2022

In this workshop we will discuss the best practices of Flipping your classes successfully. When the pandemic closed schools and teachers and students had to pivot to remote instruction, there was tremendous interest in Flipped Learning. Since my classes were all "flipped” my students did not lose a single day of instruction. Being Flipped Learning Certified, I will be able to guide you through the ins and outs and the do's and don'ts of successfully flipping your classes. Bring some lessons. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

41. SETC: Introduction to NYSSLS

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/8/2022

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learning about the new, New York State science standards (NYSSLS) can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Over the course of this two-hour virtual workshop, you will be introduced to NYSSLS. You will see how science and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas and cross-cutting concepts, along with authentic phenomena, meld together, to create the three dimensions of the new, New York State Science Learning Standards. Participants will learn how to read the standards and how to apply them in new and exciting ways.
This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook. Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-2nd grade students Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Do you struggle with how to get all your students to actively participate in discussions? Do you find that you have the same students answering your questions and engaging in discussions, while other students rarely respond? This workshop will teach you the skills you need to actively engage all learners. Techniques and strategies such as Bloom's Taxonomy, questioning through choice boards, Depth of Knowledge, and Socratic seminars will be explored. Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The Socratic Seminar model is a question-based way to foster close reading and text-centered conversations among students. These text-centered conversations can then form the evidence for text-based written arguments and interpretations of literature and historical documents. This workshop will give participants a chance to explore the seminar format, select appropriate texts, evaluate student participation, and use academic vocabulary in their responses. Those who have already taken this workshop are welcome to return to share their successes and challenges and advance their skills. This workshop is recommended to grades 6-12, English and Social Studies teachers, and others who incorporate rich, interesting readings in their classrooms. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

45. FREE Kinems Meet & Greet **ONLINE** 3 - 4:15 pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/9/2022

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Kinems offers movement-based occupational therapy via educational games (think curriculum-aligned, Nintendo Wii style) to support students with special needs. You can use the engaging educational gaming suite to build student's learning, foster their thinking capabilities, and develop their sensory motor skills while teaching academics aligned to NYS ELA and Math Standards. The activities align with individual IEP goals, tracking progress and providing important ongoing feedback. Equally important given COVID-19 safety protocols, the full body motion games provide you with an opportunity to engage children in active learning in a touchless environment, with no cleanup required. Kinems games also play on any desktop, laptop, or tablet as a fine motor experience that is classroom based or remote as needed. Printable board games and worksheets extend the academic instruction to tactile paper-based activities. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
Increase student curiosity and engagement as you relate your World Language instruction to relevant topics in Math, ELA, Social Studies, and Science. Students are enthralled as they learn an advanced math topic while reviewing numbers in the target language. Surprise students as they discuss WWII in relationship to the history of country where your World Language is spoken. Engage students with hand on science projects in class in the target language. In support of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy, relate their WL development to their English language growth. Connect your WL to every student's favorite core subjects to increase student engagement. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
It is often not, what you say, but how you say it. At the root of all communication is confidence. Learn how preparation, voice, pitch, eye contact, inflection, and body language are all part of how you communicate in professional settings. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ImYdKLAsekWLOlURa-qDGY8bDM1DbwA9/view?usp=sharing

48. SETC: Digital Drawing: Learn Ways to Engage with Creativity in any Environment

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/9/2022

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learn a variety of ways to infuse art into your curriculum with free and low cost apps and programs that can be used at home for every level and discipline. We'll explore visualizing learning with sketchnotes, drawing with code, creating digital mandalas to support mindfulness, time-lapse art, recreating famous portraits, and digital comics. Support equity and social emotional learning with these fun, engaging ideas and projects. GIF you Build it, They will Learn: Using and creating GIFs and Meme's in Teaching Opportunities for self-expression in the classroom lead to more academic ownership. In this session, we will learn ways to use GIFs and Memes to enhance teaching as well as to create memes and gif animations from scratch. These tools can help foster connection and engagement with digital literacy as well as engage students in a fun way.

49. FREE SAVVAS Curriculum Professional Development

Program: Professional Development

Audience: THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Cold Spring Harbor, Eastport-South Manor, Farmingdale, Lewiston-Porter, Mount Sinai, Southold, Western Suffolk BOCES.

Dates: 2/10/2022

These session are only for districts who purchased materials through Western Suffolk BOCES. During these sessions a Savvas trainer will go over different features of the Savvas platform and curriculum materials. Additionally, we encourage participants to come to the sessions with questions so that they can be answered. THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Cold Spring Harbor, Eastport-South Manor, Farmingdale, Lewiston-Porter, Mount Sinai, Southold, Western Suffolk BOCES. The link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event
This workshop will provide educators with current information and strategies for effectively supporting students with ASD. You will learn the latest research surrounding ASD, explore strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, meet social needs, and provide dynamic academic support for students with ASD. This workshop includes activities that broaden knowledge and increase the understanding of students with ASD. Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

51. Books of Choice **ONLINE** presented by Amy Benjamin - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/10/2022

Students who read for pleasure build their skills, stamina, and background knowledge. In this webinar, teachers will 1) consider the pros and cons of required reading and books of choice 2) learn a new kind of literature circle, in which the students have all read different books, and 3) learn how to tell our own reading stories on a single Power Point slide that forms our own "Biblio-Autobiography.” Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
These meetings will be for Consortium members only. Serving as a high school counselor today requires a lot more than ever before; and keeping up with the changes in the regulations with regards to guidance programs can be quite overwhelming. Whether it's college advising, scheduling changes, pushing into classrooms, reviewing NCAA eligibility, conducting IPR's, utilizing Naviance, helping students with goal setting/career plans, or assessing credits, pathways, and COVID Exemptions for graduation, it's a lot of multi-tasking! Come join high school counselors throughout the county as we review these topics and more. Meetings will take place on Thursday's from 10:00am - 12:00pm. To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
Comprehensible Input and storytelling methods leave us vulnerable to unintentionally reinforcing negative stereotypes. This workshop provides practical skills to identify and mitigate these risks, giving students dignifying and elevating ways to see themselves and those around them. Learn how to use visual and verbal cues, different story lines, and descriptors to provide your diverse student body space to be validated and uplifted. Audience: World Language Leaders Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

54. FREE SAVVAS Curriculum Professional Development

Program: Professional Development

Audience: THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Cold Spring Harbor, Eastport-South Manor, Farmingdale, Lewiston-Porter, Mount Sinai, Southold, Western Suffolk BOCES.

Dates: 2/10/2022

These session are only for districts who purchased materials through Western Suffolk BOCES. During these sessions a Savvas trainer will go over different features of the Savvas platform and curriculum materials. Additionally, we encourage participants to come to the sessions with questions so that they can be answered. THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Cold Spring Harbor, Eastport-South Manor, Farmingdale, Lewiston-Porter, Mount Sinai, Southold, Western Suffolk BOCES. The link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event

55. SETC: Teaching Astronomy with Starlerium

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/15/2022

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** In this digital age, there are endless resources to expose students to the natural world. One of these resources is a free astronomy program called Starlerium. Starlerium provides teachers the tools to effectively model the movements of the sun, moon and stars. It also allows students to see constellations and distant planets. This workshop provides teachers with the unique ability to encourage students to go outside, look up and notice the patterns of our universe.
Whether you are co-teaching for the first time or your first year with a new partner, this workshop is for you. Participants will explore the six models of co teaching, learn pros and cons for each model and practical classroom examples. Easy to implement strategies for team communication and collaboration will be explored. Best practices in co planning and lesson plan development will be discussed. Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12 Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

57. Book Creator **ONLINE** presented by Michele Fisk - 4-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/16/2022

Book Creator is a wonderful tool for creating digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have students practice their writing skills by crafting a digital book with multiple forms of expression. During this class, participants will be guided through setting up a free account, navigating the application, and creating digital ebooks. We will also discuss options that are available for paid subscriptions. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Does incorporating differentiated instruction strategies overwhelm you? Are you looking for a way to differentiate for the range of students in your classroom that provides many options? The use of choice boards could be just what you are looking for. This workshop will provide you with examples of choice boards and an opportunity to create your own. Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This series of three interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Register for one or all three. Writing to Learn: Not all writing is meant to be assessed. Writing has long been shown to be a powerful way to generate ideas, find relationships among facts, remember content, and make sense of information. This webinar will demonstrate various forms and purposes of informal writing, including: writing as a strategy for studying, list-making to generate ideas, writing as a way to solidify new information, and using writing in combination with diagrams and charts. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

60. Social Studies Coordinator Network Meeting **CHANGED TO VIRTUAL**

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/17/2022

Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR ALL DISTRICTS Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend Social Studies related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, coordinator meetings included, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information.
Technology Plan District Work Session

62. SETC: Creative Mindfulness

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/17/2022

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learn creative tools to support social emotional learning with students and self-care for educators which is more important than ever due to the pandemic. The therapeutic techniques don't require great technical skill, are appropriate for any discipline, and will aid in cultivating presence and a sense of connection.

63. Digital Age Teaching for ELLs: Part 1

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 2/28/2022

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Library Media Specialists have a unique role to play in creating and supporting authentic, inquiry-based, digital-age learning experiences for English Language Learners (ELLs). Learn how to design your own digital-age learning ecosystem that opens the door to active learning for all ELLs regardless of proficiency level. Incorporate digital learning resources (DLRs) that allow English learners to conduct research and complete project-based activities whether working in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid setting. Essential practices for teaching and assessing English Learners and free resources from "Digital Age Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Equitable Learning for All Students, 2ed” will be shared. Presented by Heather Rubin, Administrative Coordinator, L.I. RBERN This workshop will provide CTLE in "Language Acquisition”.
The content will review the required elements of the teacher evaluation regulations and any updates available at the time of the workshop. In addition, the participants will review videos and using his/her district rubrics, will evaluate the teachers. We will discuss evidence, feedback and elements of an effective discussion with a developing teacher. REGISTRATION IS FOR ATTENDANCE/BILLING PURPOSES ONLY! 6 HOURS OF TRAINING WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE, WHEN AND WHERE YOU CHOOSE. ONCE REGISTERED AND DISTRICT APPROVED, EMMA KLIMEK WILL CONTACT YOU. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This online, asynchronous course is for administrators, typically central office administrators who evaluate principals. This course familiarizes the participant with the ISLCC standards and the approved rubrics for principal evaluation. Using Power Point presentations, videos, articles and other artifacts, participants are engaged in applying the ISLCC standards and/or their district rubric in order to provide practice in the evaluation of principals. The participants will also learn about New York State's requirements for APPR for principals. This will include the development of SLOs for principals and the school visit observations. There are 8 modules which are listed below: 1. Module 1: Introduction to Lead Evaluator Training for Administrators who evaluate Principals 2. Module 2: Curriculum Shifts: ELA 3. Module 3: Curriculum Shifts: Math 4. Module 4: APPR for Principals-Student performance measure 5. Module 5: APPR: School Visit Observation 6. Module 6: Collecting Evidence in a school visit 7. Module 7: Implementing Your principal Rubric 8. Module 8: Principal Leadership Once you are district approved, I will contact facilitator who will send you invite to begin. Eligible for 12 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Anytime, Anyplace…Any Pace! This online training is designed for lead evaluators who are required to be trained in the nine elements outlined by the New York State regulations regarding teacher evaluation. This course is conducted online with opportunities to participate in live video chats as well as live presentations. The training has eight modules which covered the required elements stipulated in the regulations. The modules will ask participants to view videos, review articles, post to a bulletin board and/or wiki as well as submit assignments. Completion of all of the required elements of this training will provide the participant evidence of training to submit to the appropriate authority in the participant's district for approval as a Lead Evaluator. Eight (8) Modules 1. Introduction 2. Research on Teacher Effectiveness 3. Seven Teaching Standards 4. Cognitive Engagement 5. Evidence Based Observation and Teacher Observation Rubrics 6. APPR and Growth 7. SLOs 8. Inter-rater Reliability REGISTRATION IS FOR ATTENDANCE/BILLING PURPOSES ONLY! 12 HOURS OF TRAINING WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE, WHEN AND WHERE YOU CHOOSE. Once registered, the presenter will contact you. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. 12 hours CTLE Can use 2 consortium seats.

67. Data Collection and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities K-12 -- ONLINE presented by Diane Ripple 8:30am-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12

Dates: 3/1/2022

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We know that data collection is vital to monitoring the progress of students with disabilities. This workshop will help educators use tools and strategies for tracking students' progress with disabilities to make meaningful instructional decisions for students. Participants will explore various ways to collect data, learn how to monitor academic and behavioral goals, and develop skills for using data to drive instruction. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Can use 1.5 Consortia seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

68. SETC: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and you Book Study

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/1/2022 to 3/29/2022

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Stamped book study by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. This 5 week collegial book study centers around one of the premier books dealing with equity and racism in America. The discussions will be rich, difficult, and hopefully inspiring. The #1 New York Times bestselling, "must-read” (San Francisco Chronicle), "amazingly timely and stunningly accessible” (Jacqueline Woodson) exploration of race and racism from award-winning beloved authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi. This is NOT a history book. This is a book about race. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook. Target Audience: Educators and Parents 3rd-6th grade students Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Interested in learning how Part 2 of the USHG Framework exam (Short Essay Questions) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 2 questions for the upcoming USHG Framework exam (June 1 2022). Participants are asked to bring their personal electronic device (laptop/tablet). If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

71. SETC: Restorative Circles and Mindful Communication

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/2/2022 to 4/6/2022

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** This course will teach the process of Restorative Circles. The Restorative Circles process is a structured process of communication that helps participants reconnect with an appreciation of themselves and others. Circles are designed to create a safe space for all voices to be heard and encouraged in a school environment. Circles can help to improve the culture of the classroom. This course will address mindful communication strategies for adults and students and will lay out a framework for teachers to implement Circles in their classroom. This course is appropriate for all grade levels and will include mindfulness practice and lots of discussion and interaction.

72. Special Education is NOT a Place K-12 -- ONLINE presented by Diane Ripple 3:30-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 3/3/2022

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In this workshop you will learn about the major areas of special education, including a brief history of special education, special education law, IEPs, the continuum of services and categories and characteristics of disabilities present in special education. Special education methods, including an overview of effects of disabilities on learning and behavior, will be discussed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

73. Digital Age Teaching for ELLs: Part 2

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/7/2022

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Library Media Specialists have a unique role to play in creating and supporting authentic, inquiry-based, digital-age learning experiences for English Language Learners (ELLs). Learn how to design your own digital-age learning ecosystem that opens the door to active learning for all ELLs regardless of proficiency level. Incorporate digital learning resources (DLRs) that allow English learners to conduct research and complete project-based activities whether working in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid setting. Essential practices for teaching and assessing English Learners and free resources from "Digital Age Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Equitable Learning for All Students, 2ed” will be shared. Presented by Heather Rubin, Administrative Coordinator, L.I. RBERN This workshop will provide CTLE in "Language Acquisition”.
Because both English and Spanish share the common ancestry of Latin, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect your Spanish-speakers to the academic level of English. Other topics include: teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles, using sentence frames to teach writing, teaching with visuals and kinesthetics, collocations ("go-togethers”), idioms, and transitioning from informal to formal English. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students. Grades 4-12 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

75. Math Coordinator Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/9/2022

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, coordinator meetings included, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts.
New Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:30 - 5:00 pm This virtual introductory overview is designed to give helping professionals an understanding of the LGBTQ population and provide practical information about topics such as : Sexual orientation- defining various orientations that students may identify with. Gender Identity- defining terms such as transgender, gender nonconforming, etc. Stereotypes- What stereotypes exist around the LGBTQ population, and how do they affect our thoughts and beliefs? Pronouns- How to correctly use pronouns She/her/hers, He/him/his, They/them/theirs. Gender- What is gender? What is the difference between sex and gender? Tips for addressing bullying/ harassment of LGBTQ students. DASA- How is DASA relevant to LGBTQ students and/or staff. Strategies for responding to students "coming out" to you. flyer:https://https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aIiOz_vogVWFcxVKj9lYqbmFBAjauYts/view?usp=sharing

78. Dive Into Differentiation K-12 -- ONLINE presented by Diane Ripple 8:30am-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12

Dates: 3/10/2022

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This workshop will teach the necessary tools for meeting the needs, capacities and skills of the diverse learners in the K-12 classroom. Participants will learn what differentiated instruction is and is not, explore strategies to differentiate the four quadrants of differentiation and plan lessons that incorporate the strategies and information presented. This is perfect for educators looking to learn new differentiation strategies that they can readily incorporate into their classrooms the next day! Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Can use 1.5 Consortia seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This series of three interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Register for one or all three. Many students do not know how formulate a thesis statement and then support it with relevant details. Instead, students with poor academic writing skills are likely to pour out anything they know in a very general manner and then repeat themselves. This webinar will offer strategies using sentence frames (templates) for thesis statements in various genres of academic writing; and specific kinds of supportive details: examples, cause and effect statements, comparison-contrast statements, working definitions, references to reputable authorities. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

80. SLS Liaison business meeting and Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/10/2022

TBD - If this meeting is able to be held face-to-face it will run from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. If it must be held via zoom, it will run 9 am until noon. The Liaison business meeting will be followed by professional learning that is open to all librarians.

81. Technology Plan District Work Session - 9-10am

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/10/2022

Technology Plan District Work Session

82. Accommodations and Modifications Made Simple K-12 --ONLINE-- presented by Diane Ripple 3:30-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 3/10/2022

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Do you have questions about accommodations and modifications? Are they just two words for the same thing? Are they different, and if so, how? How can each of them support student's learning while keeping them in the least restrictive environment? If you've wondered about one or more of these questions, this workshop will provide the answers! Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

83. SETC: PRACTICAL AND PROMISING CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/10/2022

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Practical and Promising Classroom Management | Learn how to establish a framework for developing a personal system of classroom management that includes organizing the classroom to facilitate learning for all students. This seminar will model and investigate several conditions that are integral to an effectively managed classroom.
The Long Island Pine Barrens is a rare and unique ecosystem that is made up by its sandy soils and maintained by fire. The pine barrens are a place that is forever locked in the second stage of ecological succession. In this 4-hour field excursion, participants will see some of the Long Island Pine Barrens located at Connetquot River State Park and Preserve. Participants will also see evidence of fire succession and the evidence left behind from a decimating pine beetle.

85. SETC: Schoolyard Field Trips

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/14/2022

Although a simple school yard, field or local park doesn't seem like much, it can offer a wide array of opportunities. More green time and less screen time and make a huge difference in a child's life, especially in today's world. This workshop will provide teachers the tools required to turn the underutilized space, around their school, into a green classroom, where engaging outdoor lessons can occur.

86. Differentiation-Accommodation-Modification: Putting The Pieces Together K-12 -- ONLINE presented by Diane Ripple8:30am-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12

Dates: 3/15/2022

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Is that a differentiated instruction strategy, an accommodation or a modification? This workshop will clarify this question and offer ways to combine all three within a classroom to support a wide range of learners. You will gain a deeper understanding of differentiated instruction components, explore the need for and implementation of accommodations, learn a paradigm for understanding and creating modifications, and plan lessons that incorporate the information presented. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Can use 1.5 Consortia seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
As Part I of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8). Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to develop number sense in PreK-2nd grade students. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive Honey, A Math Adventure ebook. Includes: Honey, A Math Adventure ebook (a $9.95 value!) Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-2nd grade students Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies for strengthening number sense, building math-confidence, and supporting state standards. Includes: Freddy Fibonacci's Awful Allowance ebook (a $12.95 value!) Target Audience: Educators and Parents of 3rd-6th grade students Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Did you know you can teach higher math through movement? Learn kinesthetic strategies for engaging students in learning the middle and high school math concepts including functions, absolute value, square numbers, square roots, graphing, slope, rules of exponents, positive and negative numbers and fractions. Learn kinesthetic strategies for the unit circle that help students quickly learn the sin, cos, tan, cot, csc, and sec of common angles and understand the relationship between degrees and radians. Educators will learn the benefits of The 3's Book and how to effectively incorporate the problems included in The 3's Book. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn the brain science behind movement-based learning 2. Learn practical strategies to facilitate teaching and learning. 3. Learn how middle and high school students can improve math confidence via mentoring programs. Target Audience: 6-12th Grade Math Educators and School Administration All participants will receive The 3's E-Book Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In response to the current reality, it is important that we focus on the overall wellness, and social emotional learning of the students to recover from the loss of learning. Brain research directly supports the positive effects of physical activity on learning, mental health, and the overall productivity of individual success for students. Learn how to build a culture based on empowerment to promote overall social and emotional well-being in the lives of your students as well as in your own professional life. Learn short movement experiences in your classrooms and building to increase academic success, decrease behavior issues, and increase connections. It is genuinely implement movement & wellness as the backbone to your school culture, and make an immediate difference! Eligible for 3.5 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Multiplication mastery lays the foundation for math confidence and success with the NYS Next Generation Standards in grades 3 and beyond! Join this highly interactive and enjoyable one-hour webinar that demonstrates play-based and kinesthetic strategies for developing multiplication fluency. Similar to learning to play a musical instrument or a sport, multiplication fluency requires repetition for many children. This presentation will provide simple steps and practical suggestions on how to infuse enjoyable play and movement into math practice to ensure that your students develop the fluency required by NYS Next Generation Standards! This training is unique because all participants will receive a Math & Movement Skip Counting by 3's floor mat, digital files and many ebooks! See list of included materials and ebooks below! Skip Counting by 3s Floor Mat Math & Movement Training Manual Jump & Learn Multiplication Workbook Multiply With Me Instructor Guide Multiply With Me Student Workbook Multiplication Mar-A-Thon Workbook 1 (30 problems per page) Multiplication Mar-A-Thon Workbook 2 (60 problems per page) Skip Counting Desktop Charts Pack - Digital Downloads Target Audience: 3rd-6th grade teachers, math coaches, AIS math teachers, special education teachers, school administration *All participants will receive an email with the PowerPoint, ebooks and electronic files. **All participants will be mailed the Skip Counting by 3's floor mat (participants will be required to fill out a form that requests their mailing address for the sole purpose of mailing the floor mat.) Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
These meetings will be for Consortium members only. We are all so busy doing much of the doing; now it's your turn to take time to pause, reflect, and connect. Join middle school counselors throughout the county as we discuss how everyone is transitioning into the new school year. Other topics to be discussed include: addressing the counseling regulations, conducting classroom/group lessons, meeting the requirements for the Individual Progress Reviews (IPR's), SEL, utilizing Naviance for career development and future planning, understanding graduation requirements and COVID exemptions, etc. Meetings will take place on Wednesday's from 10:00am - 11:00am To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.

94. Social Emotional Learning: A Practical Application

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 3/16/2022

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This workshop will provide information and strategies that promote the well-being, connectedness and success of all students. Supporting students around topics such as self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness skills will be addressed. 0.5 consortium seats

95. Social Emotional Learning: A Practical Application K-12 --ONLINE-- presented by Diane Ripple 3:30-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 3/16/2022

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This workshop will provide information and strategies that promote the well-being, connectedness and success of all students. Supporting students around topics such as self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness skills will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

96. Flipgrid **ONLINE** presented by Michele FIsk - 4-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/16/2022

New to Flipgrid, or just want a refresher? During this class, participants will be guided through setting up an account, navigating the application, and creating and adapting pre-made lessons. We will also discuss Flipgrid's latest updates and using Flipgrid in various learning environments. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Academic writing is not just the written form of spoken language. Academic text uses a different level of vocabulary; complex sentence structure that involves various conjunctions and words that express relationships; and other conventions that meet the expectations of teachers (not peers). This webinar will help teachers specify the difference between casual speech and academic writing and will include tools for making that transition. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Move beyond clichés and stereotypes when comparing cultures and tap into the culture in the room! This session will answer the questions: What do we even mean when we say "culture”? Is it possible to teach culture? and How do we tap into the power of the personal story to prepare students for cross-cultural dialogue? Participants will engage in guided dialogue about different aspects of culture, using Zaretta Hammond's Culture Tree as their prime reference point. Participants will learn specific ways to shift from the idea of needing to be "experts” on culture to being investigators of culture with students. Audience: World Language Leaders Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

99. Co-Teaching Models Unraveled K-12 --ONLINE-- presented by Diane Ripple 3:30-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2022

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Join me for this interactive workshop that will provide a deep understanding of the six models of co-teaching, as well as a few exciting variations. Suggestions for classroom set-up, tips and tricks for implementation and pros and cons will be discussed and lesson examples will be shared. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Interested in learning how Part 3 of the USHG Framework exam (Civic Literacy Essay Questions) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 3 questions for the upcoming USHG Framework exam (June 1, 2022). Participants are asked to bring their personal electronic device (laptop/tablet). If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will increase your knowledge about the eight domains of executive functioning. You will come away with practical strategies to help your students strengthen their executive functioning skills and become more independent and productive learners. You will explore systems that support students with specific executive function difficulties, observe and participate in modeling of strategies, learn tools for identifying the executive functioning needs in your students. Audience: Educators and Administrators K-12 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1.5 Consortia seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.