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1. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/26/2020

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Google Classroom is a learning management system available to all schools who subscribe to GSuite for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access and assess assignments quickly. On the learner's side, Classroom helps students organize their work, complete assignments, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers throughout the learning process. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional strategies. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bFGe3WrrXJTFWxo_Ny1L3hs1aR1EiQHN/view?usp=sharing

2. NIST Cyber security Framework Day 3 - Policies and Application Demos

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 2/27/2020

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In preparation for New York State Ed Law 2d requirements, and to strengthen your district's network security and privacy, Western Suffolk BOCES will be hosting a three day workshop that will focus on the 5 core functions of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with the following outcome: A breakdown and understanding of the NIST Framework Approach to completing the NIST framework to mitigate cyber-related risks and for compliance A working� document/template for Cyber Security solutions based on NIST for implementation Assessment and Incident Response Planning Security solution best practices-Policies and training Western Suffolk BOCES has partnered with Presidio, unparalleled expertise in compliance and cyber security, Presidio knows how to navigate NIST's complex compliance requirements, with deep expertise in both NIST 800-171 and its precursor NIST 800-53. Also experts in overall data protection, their elite team draws from a pool of cloud, infrastructure, data center, and unified communications specialists.

3. Effective Instructional Coaching 3-Day Workshop presented by Jessica Gruttola

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/27/2020 to 4/24/2020

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This three-day institute is for instructional coaches of all grade levels and subject areas. Through collaborative inquiry, participants will gain a deeper understanding of various coaching frameworks, theories, research, current perspectives and practices, and explore the unique perspective of a "coaching mindset." Training objectives:  Understanding and implementing strategies for effective instructional coaching.  Providing effective feedback to impact change.  Utilizing technology to improve teaching and learning.  Creating collaborative learning environments. Day one: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 Building relationships and fostering a positive collaborative school community - Understanding/Implementing the tools for effective coaching Day two: Friday, March 27, 2020 Reflecting on teaching and learning creating collaborative learning communities - Providing effective feedback Day three: Friday, April 24, 2020 Sustaining and effective coaching model - Building professional capital within the school community Please bring ear buds and a laptop or other device for note taking and access to on-line resources. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qLJwLPZx--9CZm6JDpf-RYTVI5kQ6zE9/view?usp=sharing
There is a direct relationship between success and fitness; academically, socially, & emotionally. 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. Use short movement experiences in your classrooms and building to increase academic success, decrease behavior issues, and increase connections. The workshop will include how to implement this initiative quickly and easily with examples from a successful middle school program including 150 volunteer students and their teachers. flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IeYkZKtPZy9KervalH5-q3rBtaCo3PQX/view
In the EL article of February 2013, "Fairy Dust and Grit," Carol Ann Tomlinson urges educators to "craft an environment that evokes creativity, with the understanding that "everyone has the capacity to be creative." How can we honor children's uniqueness and passions, unleash and nurture their creative spirit, and guide them toward them to amplification of voice in a digital world? Join this workshop to collaborate with group of teacher writers to engage in collaborative protocols, examine digital resources and learning activities that foster creativity and rich writing while focusing on the NYS ELA Next Generation Learning Standards and Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers. Review choice options at "creation stations" designed to entice young writers to be critical and creative thinkers who tell their stories both non-digitally and digitally. Reflect and renew your classroom writing practices to provide motivating learning experiences for all of your young writers. Educators: Please bring a laptop/electronic device, original photos of nature scenes, and your passion for the practice of writing. Add Google Docs to your computer. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L2LJFo1m0ajfvL16VLPTDa8uiomIffBb/view?usp=sharing

6. Bullying or Buddies - Addressing School Conflicts presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/3/2020

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This program helps teachers and administrators identify different types of conflicts as they appear in school. From outright bullying to more subtle conflicts between friends, participants will engage in practical ways of identifying and addressing the different types of conflicts, not only with the students, but also with parents and fellow faculty and administrators. The program will include:  basic negotiation skills,  conflict triggers and escalation patterns,  adversarial body language,  name-calling, and  other related topics. Participants will come out with a deeper understanding of the varied types of conflict and empowered with practical means of handling them. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VOQvEDkNbjh40wiEQqMuek0baEqAWHDk/view?usp=sharing
Sentence diagramming, the original graphic organizer, is a visual representation of how words work together to form coherent, correctly punctuated, simple and sophisticated sentences. Many students find it engaging, memorable, and - yes, fun! Amy will be teaching a classroom-ready step-by-step guide that she developed called "My Big Fat Grammar Project." She will also demonstrate a visual that linguists use, called a tree diagram, as well as the use of other visuals and manipulatives that clarify parts of speech, syntax, and spelling patterns. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19_jxMF0zFDYt1xn858fN12EeHq-e1hGQ/view?usp=sharing

8. SETC: MICROSOFT 365

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 3/30/2020

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Learn how to use Office 365: Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online, OneNote, Class Notebooks, Forms, Sway, and Skype to empower students to achieve more. The workshop provides exposure to the O365 technologies and resources that support student-centered learning based on authentic problems and projects while aligning to: 21st Century Skills, NETS-S, and Common Core Standards. Participants will leave the workshop as certified Microsoft Innovative Educators.

9. Google Applied Digital Skills presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/4/2020

Whether you teach Math, English, Social Studies or Science, digital skills are invaluable for your students to learn to prepare for their future. Learn how to adopt and adapt pre-made learning experiences for your students using Google's Applied Digital Skills curriculum. It's suitable for all middle and high school students in many types of classes, and is adjustable for younger grades as well. This free online curriculum can be accessed on any device by individual learners or used in a classroom setting. Students watch project-based step-by-step video tutorials, pausing to complete activities. A teacher dashboard manages student assignments and progress, and the curriculum is aligned with ISTE Standards for Students. Lessons can also be integrated into Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LwUgiYBtroE7GzUBqMh9vwr35RzDFlbq/view?usp=sharing
Bring your current resume with you for a "live' review! Groups will be differentiated for participants interested in positions at the building, central office or superintendent levels. There will also be an additional group on goal setting for those individuals who are not currently looking for a position, but who wish to grow personally and professionally. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/144g6sRPv06FxbGYQrsTljTxvJpvwvTQ_/view?usp=sharing

11. Infusing Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Project-Based Learning (PBL) into Your MakerSpace

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/5/2020

Learn what SEL is and the different ways schools can support it. Learn how to find titles for your library and how SEL aligns perfectly to the Maker mindset. Then dive in for some hands-on learning about Maker projects that are ready-to-use in your library. Facilitated by Jessica Gottlieb from Mackin.

12. SETC: INTRODUCTION TO GOOGLE CLASSROOM & GOOGLE APPS

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/5/2020

Google Classroom is a learning management system available to all schools who subscribe to GSuite for Education. Classroom uses both Google Apps and Google Drive to allow to teachers create, organize, access, and assess assignments quickly. For students, Google Classroom helps organize their work, complete assignments, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers throughout the learning process. Participants will learn about the various components of Google Classroom, create sample lessons and learn how to effectively integrate Google Classroom into their daily practice.

13. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/6/2020

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 -ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-euk36tIGZST9hCyqlx42Zn9FOfza9hW/view?usp=sharing

14. Mastery Coding Lunch and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/6/2020

Mastery Coding will discuss how to prepare your students to obtain six-figure jobs, right out of high school, and how to stand out in the college admissions process by gaining coding literacy. Participants will learn the two keys for preparing students to be successful in today's workplace. Those keys include obtaining certifications and creating digital portfolios. Participants will also learn about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how to prepare students to be successful, in the midst of it, by understanding the importance of coding. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iT8RWOm5P4pfRccxnYu9uTIGAXsf_BXT/view?usp=sharing
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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RfkrtFcE2OEk7C4IEz0TXhfqom_HAUtt/view?usp=sharing
Using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student's independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. In this workshop participants will learn how to administer the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment. This workshop can be taken independently, or with Part 2, "Using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark System to Inform Instruction: Grades K-8", scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, 2020. ***If you have never looked at the contents of the kit, you may bring the Benchmark Kit with you to training to look through and use. Otherwise, just bring The Assessment Guide*** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KXws1LJeoaZhcsRusDomxc_NvDcpQbe_/view?usp=sharing

17. SETC: CRAFTING & LEARNING COMMUNITY FOR DISCUSSIONS

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/10/2020

Meets Standards I, II, III, IV, V Effective and powerful classroom discussions do not just occur; they require a learning community that fosters their development. The use of different types of norms, selected scaffolds, and knowledge of the stages and continuum of classroom discussion are explored.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to take the information they have observed from the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment to inform instruction. Oftentimes, teachers administer the assessment, get a reading level and move on. In this workshop, emphasis will be on how to look beyond level to determine and organize the specific reading behaviors related to accuracy, fluency, comprehension and writing about reading. Once these strengths and opportunities for growth have been determined and organized, teachers can confidently link their findings to instruction and that is when powerful change in reading can occur. This workshop can be taken independently, or with Part 1, "Administering the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: Grades K-8", scheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 2020. ***Please bring***  2-3 completed benchmark assessments if you have administered the assessment with your students. Otherwise, they will be provided for you  A text you will be using in the classroom for either Read Aloud or small group  The Continuum of Literacy Learning (Located in the Benchmark Kit) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WK2WvID5bYtIVjTnNoDeywshWDFsDSOO/view?usp=sharing

19. The Flipped Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/11/2020

The flipped classroom is an instructional strategy that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content outside of the classroom, and moving activities traditionally considered homework, into the classroom. Flipped learning is student centered, highly interactive, and individualized; it promotes deeper understanding of content. Participants in this workshop will explore the flipped classroom through interactive activities and relevant classroom examples. The workshop will help teachers design flipped learning experiences and provide background rationale, planning strategies, and day-to-day management strategies. During this workshop educators will:  Become familiar with the flipped classroom toolkit.  Explore online resources as an integral component of the flipped classroom.  Become familiar with techniques to focus learning goals.  Investigate tools that promote self direction and critical thinking.  Explore assessments to check for understanding the flipped classroom.  Explore ideas for presenting curriculum online.  Investigate professional support resources for teachers in a flipped classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g1NjVUYpHHmLLhj9MYkunxhXplH7gi_5/view?usp=sharing
The focus of this workshop is to assist school personnel in constructing a template for developing classroom, small-group and building-wide programs that foster civic engagement, awaken student voices, nurture social and emotional intelligence, and service learning. Participants will use best teaching practices in the planning and development of a pilot program focused on their specific student populations. The workshop will encompass interdisciplinary activities and will facilitate faculty-student collaboration. Presenter: Susan Fisher *Registration will begin at 8:00 am. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. 6 CTLE Hours.* To view flyer, please copy and paste link into your browser- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j1BCDOm9dSKpe2U2ILqdPJtzbzsK4R_Y/view
So, you're a Gen Ed teacher, quite skilled in your discipline, and now you are being asked to make your core content "comprehensible" for English Learners in your classroom. How does one do that, if you've not been trained to teach English as a New Language? Come and explore numerous strategies that you can use confidently to scaffold the ELLs (as well as all other learners who struggle with complex content) in your classroom Leave with ideas for making content more accessible to ELLs the very next day. Participants will learn:  General Strategies for Helping ELLs Learn Core Content  Specific Strategies to Help ELs Learn Math, Science, ELA, SS, Health, and Business  Scaffolds that Support ELLs' Speaking in your classroom  Scaffolds that Support ELLs' Writing about your content  How to Use Formative Assessment with ELLs in your content area **Attendees should bring a text they use in class.** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Do-BkGzdfF4gCBHqSORqcWoZveWhvlsz/view?usp=sharing

22. Professional Learning for School Librarians

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/12/2020

Two sessions will be presented. In the morning, "Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students" from Echoes & Reflections with Sheryl Ochayon. Educators are on the front lines in the battle against intolerance, racism and prejudice. Echoes & Reflections partners with educators and supports them in introducing students to the complex themes of the Holocaust, and to understanding its lasting effect on the world. In the afternoon, "Gamifying the School Library" with Mary-Lynn Karpenske. It's time to make the library a gaming universe! Resources such as Classcraft and Nearpod can gamify the learning standards for your students, and in no time they will be the masters of media literacy! NOTE: This day will begin with a Liaisons' business meeting. Lunch sponsored by FactCite: Lincoln Library Online with Susan Gall.

23. Co-Teaching: Beyond the First Year presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/16/2020

The honeymoon is over and you already have some great co-teaching strategies built into your everyday practice. This workshop is intended for co-teaching teams that have co-taught together for 1-2 years. Participants will:  Explore variations to the six basic co-teaching models  Experience activities that deepen co-teaching knowledge and practices  Use concrete tools for further development of team communication strategies  Develop of a concrete plan for making co-teaching changes based on self-evaluation of current practice  Plan lessons that incorporate both new and previously learned strategies and information Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X6rMgjhk2bEMnx_HqKaN14-lFtl2H8P_/view?usp=sharing
Part One Helen Roussel from the Dyslexia Advocacy Action Group, a 501c (3) not-for-profit organization, will explore the emotional impact of untreated dyslexia through the lens of early identification and support. Educators will learn about how to navigate the range of dyslexia subtypes and understand how to recognize students who are at risk of dyslexia. It will explore the science of the reading brain, and remediation strategies that work, how and why. Part Two Anne Edwards will explore practical solutions that can be implemented by educators and administrators across entire school districts. Educators will learn about the needs of the dyslexic learner and the importance of implementing effective remedial tools within daily instruction. An overview of the Orton-Gillingham Approach, a systematic, multi-sensory, and diagnostic prescriptive approach to teaching literacy skills will be presented. Through the "O.G" Approach, we will begin to unpack the structure and patterns that are within the English language. Educators will walk away with a deeper understanding of dyslexic learners and effective practices that address their unique needs. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pg-39w_xrsbHQlpAS9a-vw6OTVXnL6pb/view?usp=sharing
This two-day workshop is intended for science educators who have a basic understanding of the NYSSLS and are looking for a deeper journey into NYSSLS pedagogy. The focus will be on student learning with the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and viewing phenomena through the lenses of the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). Participants will engage in activities focused on using the seven Crosscutting Concepts to view subject related phenomena. They will also build a stronger foundation and familiarity with the eight Science and Engineering Practices as we continue implementation of NYSSLS. The primary focus of Day 2 will be to incorporate the SEPs and CCCs into 3D phenomenon-based lessons. Participants teaching at the high school level, including accelerated 8th grade Earth Science, will develop lessons aligned to both the Physical Setting/Earth Science Core Curriculum and the NYSSLS, while those teaching the middle school ESS standards will align their lessons with Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum and the NYSSLS. Participants will be expected to bring phenomena and activities they can update to the three dimensions of NYSSLS. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YhBLlnWF6my2mBD0dkbxWunvva_4coGb/view?usp=sharing
District Attorney Madeline Singas and the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition invite you and your colleagues to attend a follow-up to our highly successful and sold out December conference, "You Are Not Alone". For those who could not attend, we are hosting a sequel conference featuring three presentations; 1. Youth Suicide Prevention Awareness We will focus on the stresses of Generation Z students, review warning signs, and risk factors that may lead to feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts. Methods of building resilience and connection, as well as other protective factors will be discussed. PRESENTER: Laura Campbell - Director of Education, Long Island Crisis Center, 2. Surviving the Party: what teachers and parents should know Teens are facing ever greater challenges socializing at parties, proms, and of course on line. Parents and teachers can help prevent tragedies. Officer Groshans will explore a variety of current matters that we all must know including hazing, the Cleary act, title nine, DWI, the social host law, and the dark web. PRESENTER: Officer John Groshans (Ret.) Floral Park Police Department 3. Affluence, Alienation and Addiction: Social disconnection and the suburban drug crisis How is it possible that Suffolk and Nassau counties led the state in opioid deaths? We will explore how the social disconnection and lack of attachment to community can fuel household disorder, damage community efficacy and make things like addiction, especially in our young people, more likely. PRESENTER: Anthony Zenkus, LMSW flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/151WA8Dlz5mkgrZ6nQzqALCtYu9ial_4X/view

27. **NEW DATE** The ASK Workshop ( Assessing for Suicide in Kids) *Two 1/2 Days

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 3/17/2020 to 3/19/2020

The ASK workshop is the only suicide prevention workshop that specifically addresses suicide risk in children and provides attendees with developmentally appropriate tools and strategies to identify young children at risk of suicide. Participants will learn how to quickly gather and organize key details needed to assess risk and inform safety planning. ~Learn through video, mini-lecture, group work, cases, and guided simulations. ~Leave with tools, strategies and templates that you can use right away. ~Participants receive a pre-workshop reading package, workbook, risk and protective factors worksheet, pocket reference, and certificate of completion. ~ FLYER: Cut and paste link into browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_KLC8Im5jS0vyR_bHGM41jKD7WLLA0tL/view ~*safeTALK or ASIST is recommended preparation but not required.* *Registration the day of the workshop begins at 8:00am. *YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH DATES *7 CTLE Hours Available

28. Classroom Management From the Heart presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2020

Classroom systems need to run smoothly in order for students to receive the basic education that they need. But aside from teaching the basics, teachers also have a unique opportunity to be role models and mentors for their students, building emotional intelligence and maturity, along with the way. This workshop focuses on simple, easy ways to encourage students to strive for excellence, building a stronger, more resilient next-generation. Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff will all benefit from the 6 Classroom Management skills that are highlighted in this workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14c23FmpyZDMxZ47UPbUp90Ny2bcsDz56/view?usp=sharing
Interested in learning how Part 2 of the USHG Framework (Short Response 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 exams. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14yQRtm1-B9L5I8C5m4qi5hbsw1yNNVWW/view?usp=sharing

30. Google Science Journal presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/18/2020

Science Journal is a free app, that's fully compatible with Android, iOS and most Chromebooks. Science Journal transforms smartphones and Chromebooks into a science lab that encourages students to explore their world. Students conduct eye-opening experiments, record observations and make new, exciting discoveries. Participants will learn how to inspire students with hands-on, mind-opening experiments developed by experts, while streamlining their workflow and saving considerable time. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o6G1CB2YE2Awid0sa5n65sXxPrz8fFJx/view?usp=sharing

31. Innovative Instruction & Intervention Grades K-2 presented by Greg Tang

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/18/2020

Do you:  have students who struggle with their basic addition facts?  Have poor number sense?  Have trouble with place value, regrouping, and word problems? If you do, join Greg Tang for his grade K-2 workshop Innovative Instruction & Intervention. Greg will share his "less is more" approach to teaching critical concepts and skills, including his progression of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models (C-P-A) that gives kids a deeper, more connected understanding of number, operations, and word problems. Streamlined Approach. Unlike many math programs that believe "more is better," Greg believes the opposite is true and is working hard to simplify math instruction.  Can teaching too many strategies and using too many models confuse struggling learners?  Are we overwhelming students with too many options before they are ready?  Might focusing on fewer, more flexible and effective models and manipulatives be the secret to more successful math intervention and instruction? Join Greg and learn firsthand his secrets to building strong, foundational math skills. He will share insights from the more than 4,000 workshops, conferences, and author visits he has done in the past 19 years. Are you ready for a simpler more streamlined approach to teaching and learning math? See why less can be so much more! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vYyWTCPXPK_HDKi_gL_onrlNl0a29Q4T/view?usp=sharing
Students can't learn and teachers can't teach when there is infighting among students or between students, parents, teachers, or administrators. Often, when facing conflicts, students end up resigned to a day filled with tension, distractions, and feelings of failure. Restorative Practices (based on Restorative Justice) aims to tackle these issues by implementing Circle methodologies that empower students, develop emotional intelligence, and contribute to a classroom culture of care. This workshop introduces Restorative Practices and how Circles can be implemented to create a school Culture of Care. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/125LqES9peJVgRmD4je7DfDzuVtp3EiT4/view?usp=sharing

33. SOCE: CHILD ABUSE

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/18/2020

New
The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.

34. Differentiated Instruction Institute presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/19/2020

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 the components that comprise Differentiated Instruction  Explore strategies to differentiate content, process and product  Observe and participate in modeling of strategies and methods for supporting and challenging students across a range of abilities  Plan lessons that incorporate the strategies and information presented Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13NYvxUS2UNREPeiv_IUib1xa4N-oJumT/view?usp=sharing

35. Innovative Instruction & Intervention Grades 3-5 presented by Greg Tang

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/19/2020

Do you:  have students who struggle with their multiplication and division facts?  Have poor number sense?  Have trouble with rounding, fractions and decimals, and multistep word problems? If you do, join Greg Tang for his grade 3-5 workshop Innovative Instruction & Intervention. Greg will share his "less is more" approach to teaching critical concepts and skills, including his progression of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models (C-P-A) that gives kids a deeper, more connected understanding of number, operations, and word problems. Streamlined Approach. Unlike many math programs that believe "more is better," Greg believes the opposite is true and is working hard to simplify math instruction.  Can teaching too many strategies and using too many models confuse struggling learners?  Are we overwhelming students with too many options before they are ready?  Might focusing on fewer, more flexible and effective models and manipulatives be the secret to more successful math intervention and instruction? Join Greg and learn firsthand his secrets to building strong, foundational math skills. He will share insights from the more than 4,000 workshops, conferences, and author visits he has done in the past 19 years. Are you ready for a simpler more streamlined approach to teaching and learning math? See why less can be so much more! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gEUt4s6hv6Fg4Hz5DV0IwTD-8Ns59TUt/view?usp=sharing
Social and Academic Skills improve when students feel valued and connected, and know HOW to meet their needs through positive behaviors. The Lions Quest program provides sequential SEL skill development while creating a socially and emotionally safe learning environment for the entire school. This evidence-based program aligns with the NY SED mandates for a K-12 Mental Health curriculum and includes a sequential, comprehensive SEL curriculum which also includes a substance abuse unit, and service learning. Lessons can be taught in a variety of implementation models, in a limited amount of time. Lions Quest is one of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning's (CASEL's) select evidence-based programs.

37. SOCE: DASA

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 3/19/2020

Closed
The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.

38. SOCE: CHILD ABUSE

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/19/2020

New
The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.
Social and Academic Skills improve when students feel valued and connected, and know HOW to meet their needs through positive behaviors. The Lions Quest program provides sequential SEL skill development while creating a socially and emotionally safe learning environment for the entire school. This evidence-based program aligns with the NY SED mandates for a K-12 Mental Health curriculum and includes a sequential, comprehensive SEL curriculum which also includes a substance abuse unit, and service learning. Lessons can be taught in a variety of implementation models, in a limited amount of time. Lions Quest is one of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning's (CASEL's) select evidence-based programs.
This two-day workshop is intended for educators who have a basic understanding of the NYSSLS and are looking for a deeper journey into NYSSLS pedagogy. The focus will be on student learning with the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs) and viewing phenomena through the lenses of the Crosscutting Concepts (CCCs). Participants will engage in activities focused on using the seven Crosscutting Concepts to view subject related phenomena. They will also build a stronger foundation and familiarity with the eight Practices as we continue implementation of NYSSLS. The primary focus of day 2 will be to incorporate the SEPs and CCCs into 3D phenomenon-based lessons. Participants teaching at the high school, including accelerated 8th grade Living Environment, will develop lessons aligned with both the Living Environment Core Curriculum and the NYSSSLS, while those teaching middle school life science will align their lessons with the Intermediate Level Science Core Curriculum and the NYSSLS. Participants will be expected to bring phenomena and activities they can update to the three dimensions of NYSSLS. Recommended participants bring a device. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aC2as4B_OGxHiNc4nME59vIunpNvdHNE/view?usp=sharing

41. Lead Nurse Forum, Lead School Nurses/School Nurse Coordinators

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 3/20/2020

Topics for Discussion: * Guest Speaker- TBA * District Ambulance Policies * Final Immunization Rule * Must vs. Should in the new Emergency Health Care and Communicable Diseases in the School Setting 2019 Guidelines * LifeVac Device * Open Discussion flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kVhQHqM2Ff4-Y4wMxH9yGbdkOXIWxt_X/view
During this workshop learners will explore text complexity and its importance in the classroom. We will work cooperatively to develop tasks and scaffolds to meet the needs of all learners. Lessons will align with the NYS ELA standards and include Science and Social Studies. Training objectives:
• Describe the critical attributes of text complexity
• Utilize understanding of text complexity to plan for instruction Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h9ib2MfaHDgVhYBTOHuKFfTnV8uIcLRP/view?usp=sharing
 What should science instruction look like based on the three dimensions of learning advocated by the NYSSLS/NGSS?  What should my yearlong curriculum look like based on the three dimensions of learning?  How do implement a district adopted NGSS curriculum with fidelity to the practices of science? This workshop is designed to answer these questions. Participants will engage in sample lessons and investigations. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum to practice redesigning lessons. This is the first of a two part workshop series on NYSSLS learning and curriculum alignment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MRYJXt8RocQBsoe_3UlksZBYIbarhXR1/view?usp=sharing
Come to this hands-on workshop and be the student. You will work through several math stations that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. The focus of this hands-on workshop is to develop a strong foundation of number sense. These stations will help to build mathematical fluency in  addition,  subtraction,  multiplication, and  division. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to bring back many hands-on math stations ready to use! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xI0aKodUkbh-OAT5HAvNs_ulBCmOZ5TF/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will explore using inquiry circles to encourage the use of thinking strategies in the classroom. Participants will investigate the research of educators such as Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels. Participants will explore how to increase collaboration in order to improve comprehension for all students. Participants will learn to facilitate inquiry circles in order to:
• Differentiate for a diverse population of students
• Foster thinking skills
• Engage students in reading
• Promote ownership of learning
• Apply newly acquired knowledge to plan an inquiry circle Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m4mPlXKquvSqnqg3OXjFy-UwnBS-J34E/view?usp=sharing
Go beyond the Google Apps launcher. We're all familiar with GSuite for Education, but Google has dozens of other hidden tools. These tools allow students to do incredible things like explore the human body in 3D, take a virtual stroll down the halls of Versailles, learn how to code and explore world languages without ever leaving the classroom. These Google tools are out there just waiting to be used. They can supplement any curriculum or they can be used outside the classroom for students to hone their skills and explore educational concepts in a way that's informal and fun. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S23KwLiANA1aytd2SEqxJlrb0_MeACN8/view?usp=sharing
Social and Academic Skills improve when students feel valued and connected, and know HOW to meet their needs through positive behaviors. The Lions Quest program provides sequential SEL skill development while creating a socially and emotionally safe learning environment for the entire school. This evidence-based program aligns with the NY SED mandates for a K-12 Mental Health curriculum and includes:

• a sequential SEL curriculum of 16 lessons per grade which can be taught over the course of 1 semester to 4 years. In academic classes, advisories, or by MH specialists. Lessons include projectables, a student journal, family connection activities, and parent meetings to teach parents about the program.

• a separate Service Learning Curriculum Manual which can be used as a stand-alone leadership course for upper grades or for advisors who are working on service projects with students.

• 6-12 Mindfulness practices available for free. Lions Quest has received "high marks" from Harvard's review of SEL programs and is one of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning's (CASEL's) select evidence-based programs. Supported by Grant Funds: The LI Lions Clubs cover 2/3 of the training costs for all public and private Long Island schools. You may send up to 6 people from one building to a training to preview the program. If you decide to implement the program in a school, grade level, or district-wide, additional grant funds will be provided. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18CLbVgt55hVHpj6vcBcmaNC8azRbX-yC/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is designed to assist all math teachers and administrators with writing real-world problem sets that help build cognitive skills students need to be successful in algebra and beyond. Together we will construct differentiated and rigorous real-world problem sets, dealing with essential mathematical concepts such as Structuring Algebraic Expressions and Equations, Arithmetic with Polynomials and Rational Expressions, Creating and Reasoning with Equations and Inequalities, Congruence, Similarity, Right Triangles, and Trigonometry. After this engaging workshop, educators will have the tools and knowledge needed to construct and write standards-based, differentiated, engaging, and rigorous real-world problem sets that will equip their students for college and future careers! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kWHPXL71Q-dr1XzJGthrLAp1HoREPZuV/view?usp=sharing

49. The PAALS Physical Activities and Life Skills Professional Development

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 3/26/2020

This workshop will demonstrate how to easily create and infuse collaborative social emotional learning (SEL) opportunities within the learning environment. Teachers will learn how to use active games to spark collaborative conversations among students so that students can connect with their peers on a deeper level. As a result, students will have the powerful realization that others share similar thoughts and emotions, which builds confidence in themselves and their abilities. Through this approach, they also gain valuable insights and tools to effectively navigate their daily lives. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YtP1mZDdvLmoIpvqbP11aDoWGEYQGZwd/view

50. Acer Chromebook Updates

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 3/26/2020

New
New Service Portal Orientation: Amber Smith (Acer premier service manager)
• New Acer service portal training: creating claims, request service parts, Acer Chromebook Repair Tips/ Tricks: Brian Poe (Acer lead technician)
• Tools required for repair
• Safety
• Complete disassembly and reassembly (Tips for making the process easier)
• Shim Process
• How to down load required files and creation of the Shim drive.
• Transitioning to developer mode
• Running required tests During Lunch Acer Student certification repair Program: Lynne Edgehill Acer 2020 Roadmap Review with Demos: Lynne Edgehill

51. SETC: Instructional Support for English Language Learners (ELLs)

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/26/2020

English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA and Math Standards are being imple-mented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instruction-al guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed.

52. High School and Beyond Unconference

Program: School Library System

Audience: school, public, academic and special librarians

Dates: 3/28/2020

Please come to the "High School and Beyond Unconference" providing an opportunity for school, public, academic and special libraries to talk and discuss issues about students and patrons making the transition to college and adult life and engaging in lifelong learning. This is the first major event planned for LILRC's High School and Beyond program. Bring your topics to the unconference to discuss high school students making the transition. Saturday, March 28, 2020. 8:30-9:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00-9:50 - Breakout Sessions (5) 10:00-10:50 - Breakout Sessions (5) 11:00-11:50 -Breakout Sessions (5) 12-12:30 - Recap & Closing This Unconference is sponsored by Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) and the Western Suffolk BOCES School Library System. Registration is limited to 100 attendees. Held at Commack High School, 1 Scholar Lane, Commack. Free to all.

53. Socratic Seminar Grades 6-12 presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/31/2020

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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iynRsH93NR3S63mCsVMozLYmrOwUBiEi/view?usp=sharing

54. Naviance Spring Forum & User Group Morning Session for Guidance Directors & Administrators 9:00am-11:15am; Lunch, 11:30 - 12:15 Afternoon session 12:30-2:30pm

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance administrators, directors, counselors

Dates: 3/31/2020

Please join us and your colleagues across Long Island for this unique event. Senior Naviance Staff will be on site to participate in the Forum including a Round Table discussion on Naviance issues and ideas.

55. Naviance Spring Forum & User Group: Afternoon Session for Guidance Counselors, District Administrators and Directors of Guidance. 11:30am-2:30pm

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Administrators, Directors of Guidance and School Counselors

Dates: 3/31/2020

Please join us and your colleagues across Long Island for this unique event. Senior Naviance Staff will be on site to participate in the Forum. Lunch will be provided by Naviance followed by their senior staff participating in the afternoons agenda.
 What should my assessments look like?  How do I develop a coherent storyline for my science units? Participants will be provided the time and guidance in mapping out sample units and assessments. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curricular materials. Registration is only open to those who have attended Part 1. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wlNtrNg79IxUYCSUcpAV54t5ClIg_iqu/view?usp=sharing

57. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/1/2020

Google Classroom is a learning management system available to all schools who subscribe to GSuite for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access and assess assignments quickly. On the learner's side, Classroom helps students organize their work, complete assignments, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers throughout the learning process. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional strategies. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_ajiH_TBFroH-ZLR3WZf0N5xJXr0TTBW/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES is happy to host a User Group and Informational Meeting for Keyboarding Without Tears. This session will address the key features of Keyboarding Without Tears as well as product updates and future improvements. Time will be spent on current district usage and best practices in deployment. Both current and perspective users are encouraged to attend. Keyboarding Without Tears is a K-5+ grade specific, age appropriate, digital literacy and digital citizenship curriculum that builds foundational keyboarding skills, while progressing toward typing fluency & speed with 36 weeks of grade specific scaffolded self-guided activities that include academic cross curricular content. Keyboarding Without Tears prepares students for digital first core curriculum; computer-based testing; and safe, responsible use of computers and the internet. New upgraded features for the 2019-20 school year include:


• Digital Citizenship Assessments


• Writing Prompts


• Dictation Activities


• the ability for teachers to add customized content. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BaoRWH1XTfgq6tRMD2ACVnUluMxp8I14/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: Topics of discussion will be designed around the suggestions of the supervisors and will be announced after the first meeting. Districts are currently required to have a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program in place for this school year. The next step for each program will be to ensure growth, evaluation of activities and the developmental nature of the program, and change to meet the needs of the district population. The goal of the Network is to provide support for new and experienced supervisors, and giving school counselors the opportunity to meet in a round table setting. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/170x0ek5iTRQlpz2NqP73VBe6DIlYQWXV/view?usp=sharing

60. The School Leader - Surviving & Thriving with Andrew Marotta

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/1/2020

Want to be a better leader? Want to be a more effective school administrator? Looking for something fresh and different? New to administration? Experienced yet need a reboot? Meet Andrew Marotta! In this workshop, Andrew will invigorate you, challenge you, and inspire you. He will share stories, tips, hacks, and experiences from his book: The Principal: Surviving & Thriving. This high energy, enthusiastic presentation will be interactive, reflective, and purposeful you, to help you in your role as a school administrator. No one promised you that the job would be easy; but Andrew will help you make it easy, fun and rewarding. In this transformative session, Andrew will focus on: the power of storytelling, having more energy & enthusiasm, providing meaningful feedback, and how to better take care of your own well being, while doing your best to serve others. You will grow and connect through the 3S's exercise: Share, Stroll, & Shine! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13iHxexE0htgPJLpGakqkMWVu67zxyQZw/view?usp=sharing

61. Integrating Mindfulness Techniques into the Classroom

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/2/2020

Educators will be able to: Differentiate between what mindfulness meditation is and what it is not. Practice integrating a 5-10 minute meditation for use in the classroom. Guide an arts-based gratitude exercise. Adapt lessons on mindfulness for various populations including differently-abled, ELLs, gifted and various grade levels to suit individual needs. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ip8HEaqz8L1j9_pZpnnFPUHiiTZB_tvi/view
You spend hours upon hours carefully editing, correcting, and commenting on every detail of student writing. You return the papers to the students, they look at the grade on top of the paper and blow right past your corrections. If this sounds familiar, come and learn an easy-to-implement, time-saving, but effective way to respond to student writing. Developed by Amy Benjamin. RxEdit and RxRevise consist of a collection of student-friendly, one-page lessons that students access themselves, matched to their demonstrated weaknesses in writing. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/130gy--Syz8P6SRwqlTPgUG4VLRD38j-e/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: Topics of discussion will be designed around the suggestions of the supervisors and will be announced after the first meeting. Districts are currently required to have a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program in place for this school year. The next step for each program will be to ensure growth, evaluation of activities and the developmental nature of the program, and change to meet the needs of the district population. The goal of the Network is to provide support for new and experienced supervisors, and giving school counselors the opportunity to meet in a round table setting.

64. Gamification in the Library Media Center

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 4/2/2020

Join this Professional Circle to learn how to use various digital and hands-on resources to create a game-based environment to increase student interest in learning. Consider how to incorporate these resources into your school and library curriculum. Attendees will discuss different teaching strategies to use when developing lessons for themselves or when collaborating with a classroom teacher. Resources such as Kahoot, Breakout Edu, Bloxels, and other websites and apps will be shared. You will be encouraged to share any techniques or resources that you have used to gamify your library. While computers are available in the Learning Lab, you may want to bring your own tablet or laptop to this Circle. Time to make your library and MakerSpace a fun place to challenge your students. Are You Game? This Professional Circle will be facilitated by Timothy Quinn from Park Avenue ES, Amityville SD.
In light of the amendments to Part 154 of the Commissioner's Regulations adopted in September 2014, this workshop provides strategies for utilizing co-teaching and differentiation techniques for ENL students with and without disabilities. Participants will: *Explore the use of co-teaching models *Learn differentiation strategies for providing a language rich classroom *Plan dynamic lessons and create materials using new strategies Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pQWDMJdBe188X3KykQI7gPn1yBpNB8kE/view?usp=sharing

66. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/7/2020

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.

67. The Maker Classroom - Unplugged presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/22/2020

The maker movement is taking K-12 education by storm and many educators are anxious to jump on board. Unfortunately, many educators are convinced that in order to have a "real" makerspace one needs a 3D printer, power tools, and robotics kits. Getting to the heart of the maker movement, teachers can provide students with the same learning opportunities through no-tech makerspaces. This workshop will feature resources and activities developed by Arvind Gupta. Mr.Gupta has developed simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. These toys from trash projects have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13daBqz_Nq2npqjAbps-KYxs6nRhGyuHk/view?usp=sharing
Have you been differentiating within your classroom and haven't seen the student growth and proficiency you've been looking for? Are you looking for a strategy to execute the learning target on every student's level? This workshop is designed to assist all math teachers and administrators interested in using differentiated stations-based instruction involving student data and monitoring tools, rigorous instruction, responses to intervention, and the daily use of math manipulatives. All activities accommodate new language learners and exceptional learners. Join me and your colleagues in this engaging stations-based workshop. Together, we will collaborate to deconstruct NYS Next Generation standards and learning targets, identify prerequisite skills, apply achievement level descriptors and discuss methods to track NYS standards. I assure you this workshop will give you the tools needed to build an equitable lesson plan with lots of math manipulatives and collaborative learning. Let's perfect your stations-based craft by building lessons that accommodate diverse learners! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16kNZfZCLhxxA1gntB4dLImYJB-QAN10s/view?usp=sharing
Join us for the first LI NYSAWA EdCamp-Style Unconference for collaborative discussions on best practices in education, equity, and leadership. Make connections with like-minded and diverse professionals who are passionate about learning and leadership! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5YidFqjIZLDckCPKYDHUPRSbj2tI2aM/view?usp=sharing

70. SOCE: SAVE

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/27/2020

The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.
This workshop will demonstrate engaging ways to teach parts of speech, sentence structure, and the patterns of Standard English by using hands-on manipulatives, visuals, word games, and auditory rhythms. Grammar instruction is durable, sensible, and useful when students discover that most of it is about naming concepts that they already know intuitively, whether they are native speakers of English or not. This methodology is based on the principles of brain-based pedagogy and the principles of language acquisition. Amy Benjamin is the author of several books on teaching grammar, including Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JrfuHD6LiDW2eGAxzI5CkfHJsyEFH20J/view?usp=sharing

72. Renaissance Star Spring User Group (8:30am - 11:30am)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/29/2020

Deepen your understanding and implementation of Star Assessments! Together we will explore and discuss:
• Updates within Star assessments: o Review what is new with Star features and reports o Explore support and resources at your fingertips
• Compare your data from Fall to Winter to Spring - What are considerations to support instructional decisions and student growth? o Star report options for benchmark periods and looking at growth o See how Mastery data can support instructional decisions o Utilizing the Next Gen Standards/Learning Progressions to support instruction  Where are these Open Education Resources and how do my teachers access them
• Share some of the updates for Renaissance roadmap o Review what is to come for assessments, reading practice, and math practice
• Share out: Thoughts and questions you have as you implement Renaissance solutions! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jKsQtw-gJvIyHXgHpeNs8bHCMyhZEESN/view?usp=sharing

73. SAMRs and Google Apps presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2020

Cloud based computing is redefining learning. The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model demonstrates how Google Apps can impact teaching and learning. SAMRs shows the progression adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology. SAMRs is often used as the focal point for successful 1:1 technology deployments. Educators will leave the workshop with a clear vision of how technology can impact their classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CMIJ8SCXXssizZeXt3bc9PMgfsPaLKGq/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science 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. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts -participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend science related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information. *Please register separately for each date Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RICw4s2tgr6xJfYAxrXp79adhkwXWaZS/view?usp=sharing

75. Learning to Breathe Gaining the inner edge, 3-day Comprehensive Training in Learning to BREATHE

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/29/2020 to 5/1/2020

New
Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents and young adults designed for use in schools and clinical settings. To date, there have been 11 published peer-reviewed studies of L2B that document its effects on cognitive, emotional and physical functioning. Day 1 of the training will provide a broad overview of the theory and research behind L2B. Days 2 and 3 will include demonstration, small-group practice and group feedback for each of the six themes of the program. This comprehensive training is intended to prepare participants to teach the program to students and clients. Since those who teach mindfulness must experience mindfulness themselves, the training includes periods of mindfulness practice for participants throughout. Some prior experience with mindfulness is helpful but is not a prerequisite for participation. Fee: $675 per person for 3 day training (includes breakfast, lunch and book. Payment method: M/O, cash, personal check or district commitment. Make check payable to WSBOCES and include a phone number on the check. You are not required to be employed by a school district to register and you will need to create an account to register. Questions? please call Dorothy Thearle @631-595-6843. Registration is non-refundable. flyer:

76. PASCO Science Lunch and Learn (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2020

Participants will go through a basic overview of PASCO's wireless line of sensors and free data analysis software, SPARKvue. We will experience:  the ease at which students can reinforce Science & Engineering Principles by collecting and analyzing data at every grade level and within any 1:1 strategy  present a high level overview of PASCO's Essential Physics and Essential Chemistry solution which offer a full curriculum, including options for textbooks, e-books, and wireless sensors + lab equipment Lastly, we will broaden awareness on how to purchase PASCO through your local BOCES! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gfnVIocKkwM0XT9YjVACQLjYu8n5oLC6/view?usp=sharing

77. Renaissance Learning Partnership Updates (12:00pm - 2:30pm)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/29/2020

Renaissance is committed to providing educators with the kind of assessment-driven instruction students need to grow. Now with the Renaissance Growth Platform in place and the addition of world class reading and math practice programs, all integrated with STAR Assessments, schools have the ability to:
• Assess with accuracy
• Assign the right practice to the right student at the right time
• Motivate student mastery and agency with engaging practice that doesn't leave out the teacher
• Delight in seeing growth in STAR Reporting and extending an historical view to the whole learner with Schoolzilla We will explore:
• Freckle, an individualized, adaptive math program that is integrated with STAR Math
• myON, the personalized digital literacy program that is informed by STAR Reading and
• Schoolzilla, the K-12 data platform that brings school data into focus Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bOOiMZv1X9r2BsjB-uhUVbSAuiDMU_mU/view?usp=sharing

78. SOCE:DASA

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/30/2020

The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.

79. The School Counseling Network 2019-2020 presented by Linda Karman

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/30/2020

The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: Topics of discussion will be designed around the suggestions of the supervisors and will be announced after the first meeting. Districts are currently required to have a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program in place for this school year. The next step for each program will be to ensure growth, evaluation of activities and the developmental nature of the program, and change to meet the needs of the district population. The goal of the Network is to provide support for new and experienced supervisors, and giving school counselors the opportunity to meet in a round table setting. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/170x0ek5iTRQlpz2NqP73VBe6DIlYQWXV/view?usp=sharing
This two-day workshop is intended for educators who have a basic understanding of the NYSSLS and are looking for the next steps so they can transition to the pedagogical shift inherent in the standards. Phenomenon-based immersion activities will be used to unpack and review how the three dimensions (3D) are integrated into teaching and learning. Participants will correlate the Chemistry Core Curriculum with the High School NYSSLS. They will select a content area common to both standards and design a phenomenon-based 3D formative assessment task. Participants will identify phenomena that can be used for developing lessons aligned with performance expectations. The primary focus of day 2 will be a deeper dive into constructing 3D phenomenon-based lessons aligned to both the core curriculum and the NYSSLS. Participants in this two-day training will take away:  A deeper understanding of the NYSSLS in their content area;  The capacity to share their understanding of NY State P-12 Science Learning Standards with other teachers;  Skills and knowledge to: o Delve into the NYSSLS Performance Expectations and begin designing lessons aligned with phenomena and 3D learning; o Take current materials and adapt them for 3D teaching and learning; o Address the instructional needs of all students;  A working knowledge of available curriculum design and evaluation tools;  Lessons developed by workshop participants;  Resources for planning a transition to a NYSSLS aligned curriculum. Bring your own device. For greater collaboration it is suggested that schools be represented by two or more participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NjABZm49UzgXBlu1cwm4-0kW_LHjv_Y1/view?usp=sharing

81. Creating a Classroom Culture of Resilience presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/5/2020

This workshop introduces and defines "resilience" and how to promote it in the classroom. We delve into what builds resilience and specific ways of introducing it as a complement to any curriculum. Skills and topics we cover include:  mindfulness,  grit-priming techniques, and  listening skills for teachers and administrators. Participants will come away with an enhanced understanding of what resilience means and practical techniques for inculcating it in their classrooms and school cultures. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vjS39dmpH6NdhUMzOuvI2z5amIyrr3nc/view?usp=sharing
Participants will have opportunities to interact with several powerful, ready-to-use GeoGebra applets that powerfully illustrate how teachers can use GeoGebra as a platform for discovery learning, a resource for meaningful remediation, a tool to differentiate instruction, and a source of ongoing formative assessment . Participants will create a free GeoGebra account and will also have an opportunity to explore GeoGebra's entire platform. If desired, participants can also create one (or more) GeoGebra Books in which they can file links to these pre-made resources for quick and easy access at any time. Come and learn how to use GeoGebra to foster students' construction of their own learning. This totally FREE resource can be used on ipads and Chromebooks in place of graphing calculators. A fully charged device is necessary! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JCCsG271nkNcKglWmja4GcUvz6UBCSAs/view?usp=sharing
Although the research consistently points to how important vocabulary is in all subject areas, many teachers have not addressed vocabulary instruction effectively or with sufficient emphasis. In this workshop, teachers will learn ways to teach generic academic vocabulary, subject-specific words, and words encountered in reading through the principles of natural language acquisition. Topics will include:  how words get learned and stay learned,  how to select words for explicit instruction,  giving students choices in the words they learn,  formative and summative assessments, and  word components. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CXvcnFZ5HeLrOkvOfnJlVfDHtaxyyDWs/view?usp=sharing
Come to this hands-on workshop and be ready to mathematically engage your students. Your students will become excellent estimators through the use of Steve Wyborney's Esti-Mystery activities. Your students will be able to create their own mysteries to present to their peers. Learn how to introduce new mathematical concepts through 3 Act Tasks by Graham Fletcher and Dan Meyer. Learn how to help your students visualize problem-solving, use mental math and become more flexible in their mathematical strategies based on Sherry Parrish's Number Talk books. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FSwA1NUxXHnI9UH11lApCDUjqx3BJfP-/view?usp=sharing
Creating GeoGebra Resources To Foster Discovery Learning We will, together as a group, learn how to use GeoGebra to create a student-centered activity through which students will actively discover an important concept they learn and frequently use in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 courses. Using Graspable Math and GeoGebra We will explore Graspable Math as a tool teachers can use to foster student discovery learning and ongoing formative assessment while simultaneously supporting students' procedural fluency. Further 3D Modeling in GeoGebra 3D with Augmented Reality Here, we will dive deeper in exploring the power of GeoGebra 3D Calculator and use it to explore many concepts that students (unfortunately) often study only within a 2D realm (coordinate plane). We'll also easily create and explore surfaces of revolution from various cross sections. Independent Time Here, each participant will have the opportunity to independently and collaboratively put their newly acquired GeoGebra knowledge and skills to use. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FoeEXMOekgr6-YT17gv7aXP11-JcVm3f/view?usp=sharing
Not just for social studies...Google's geography tools help all students visualize and understand the world around them.  Google Maps allows students to explore every corner of the world through satellite imagery and immersive panoramas.  Google Earth enables students to explore the globe with a swipe of your finger; students can fly through 3D cities like London, Tokyo and Rome, and then find stories about what it means to live there from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street, and more.  Tour Builder is a new way to tell stories using geography. It lets you pick locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creations.  Google Cardboard introduces students to the world through virtual reality tours. This workshop features classroom integration strategies for all grade levels and subject areas. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12crWYpiDUyhZj80rGL6qwxCtfqmfxafu/view?usp=sharing
One thing that all teachers, regardless of grade, content, or experience, can agree on is that students struggle with grammar. While we all know that grammar is being taught, for some reason it isn't transferring into our students' writing. Not to mention the fact that most students don't know when to use grammar correctly or how to use it powerfully. Using Jeff Anderson's Everyday Editing as a guide, Debra Wachtler will share a philosophy she has crafted to help students both understand and enjoy grammar. Discussions will include:  The research behind the most effective grammar instruction  Discussion of the NYS Next Generation Language Standards for grades K-1  Ways to incorporate grammar skills into everyday classroom practice Participants will leave with strategies to start teaching "grammar that sticks" in their own classrooms with little prep and lots of excitement. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h-uHc12tUivD1Qny9oDKmKnvr0EkfEUO/view?usp=sharing
The Next Generation ELA Standards open many doors to encourage students to become lifelong readers. As educators we know the importance of choice in reading material to get students actively engaged. This workshop will demonstrate a new kind of discussion-based reading assessment, one that draws from Socratic Seminar, Literature Circles, and Book Clubs. Students choose to read a book from a list of quality contemporary and classic literature and then participate in a structured conversation leading to an understanding of universal themes. The unique feature of the Books of Choice Circle is that the students have all read different books. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VaNzdKJqWTJ3S6fVAAkV-raZ5mouQqN3/view?usp=sharing

89. Demystifying Dyslexia presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/7/2020

This workshop will provide teachers with a more complete understanding of what dyslexia is, how it can be identified, and ways to support students with dyslexia in the classroom. Participants will: *Review current definitions of dyslexia including current legislation and guidance surrounding dyslexia *Gain a greater understanding of how dyslexia affects the brain *Learn common characteristics associated with dyslexia and the necessary components of an evaluation for dyslexia *Explore effective reading, writing and math programs for students with dyslexia *Create a toolkit to accommodate challenges and maximize potential strengths Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FyCbxPd3yq326MSQm3fvdeqJUoFTTM_2/view?usp=sharing
Writing like a historian means that students can explore and explain the connection between historical figures and the ideas and events of their lifetime, using specific evidence from informational text. During this workshop, teachers will:
• explore the process of creating a writing unit based on informational text in Social Studies
• develop lessons that include anticipation guides as well as formative assessments build connections between reading and the writing process.
• integrate discussion and collaborative learning into the writing process. Teachers are asked to bring in specific topics that they would like to work on in the workshop, as well as a fully charged laptop or tablet. We will work cooperatively to develop tasks to meet the needs of all learners. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XgGH5H3uqx3ArqsaeUI_xmoPbhr_ormf/view?usp=sharing

91. School Nurse Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/7/2020

AUDIENCE: New School Nurses in the First Several Years of Their School Nursing Practice Topics: Where You Should Be in Your Practice Today Review of Updates from NYSDOH, SED, NYSCSH Q and A Discussion flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/12GQU7lCb2fxeNeVx3g-qqAZW6GuQAAdE/view
This workshop will provide educators with current information and strategies for effectively supporting students with ASD. Information provided will offer many tools for meeting the academic, behavioral, and social needs of students with ASD. Participants will: *Learn the latest research surrounding ASD *Explore strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, meeting social needs and providing dynamic academic supports for students with ASD *Engage in simulation activities that broaden knowledge and increase understanding of students with ASD Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ag7gZORoQg72Td0Ic_WRqmX9YlL6zsgV/view?usp=sharing

93. Google Expeditions presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2020

Google Expeditions enable teachers to take students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of virtual reality panoramas - 360 degree panoramas and 3D images - annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. Google created these virtual journeys with a number of partners, including: WNET, PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, and many of the Google Arts and Culture museum partners to create content that spans the universe. Educators in this workshop will:  Learn how to navigate through virtual tours.  Receive guidance to set-up Google Expeditions in their classroom.  Explore lessons in all subject areas.  Learn how to create VR images with Google Cardboard Camera.  Look at a variety of other tools to enhance learning with Google Expeditions. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JERF7pRfbJ9qvPiV7nF4GnpKSB0DONnY/view?usp=sharing

94. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/8/2020

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 -ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-euk36tIGZST9hCyqlx42Zn9FOfza9hW/view?usp=sharing
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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RfkrtFcE2OEk7C4IEz0TXhfqom_HAUtt/view?usp=sharing
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This seminar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Topics included will be:  How to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year  Selecting key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit  Developing lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards  Connecting poetry to content area curriculum, grammar, as well as reading and writing Participants will be given time to develop their own minilessons using mentor texts that are developmentally appropriate and engaging for their specific population. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y-1ryX1Eh6QVQhf_fMYM_vgJaAtYMVtF/view?usp=sharing
Working mathematically encompasses much more than employing specific topic facts, recalling precise definitions, and applying techniques/algorithms to solve problems in order to satisfy the goal of obtaining the correct answer. This workshop will provide a hands-on approach to focus on problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives. We will learn and practice strategies for:  Getting an entry point into a problem,  Attacking the problem in a systematic and orderly fashion, and  Reflecting on and extending the accomplished work to other generalized scenarios. The aims of the workshop are:  Emphasis on "non-traditional" problems, which foster the skill of "thlnking outside the box", with particular concentration on the all-important mathematical aspect of PATTERNS, and the relationship of those patterns to ideas previously learned, as well as the ideas yet to come in future math courses.  Particular emphasis on 'decomposing' a problem which initially appears difficult and cumbersome, by analyzing the nuances of a simpler, yet related problem.  Develop students' mathematical thinking skills so that they can tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence.  Help students experience the joy in asking and answering their own questions, and orient the students to appreciate the ways in which actual professional mathematicians work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_IK9n9ciP_TRsSU6RSBBAEmfBWy27E1d/view?usp=sharing

98. Understanding Unconscious Bias presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/11/2020

This program introduces and defines how our unconscious mind frames our reality and why bias exists as a mechanism for social stability, in school and beyond. We take a behavioral economics approach to discuss how bias stymies creativity and leads to irrational perceptions and decisions. We specifically address how our unconscious mechanisms create our reality and can alter children's development and achievements at school. Participants come away with a shift in their understanding of what bias means, radical awareness of how it plays out in the classroom, and practical skills to counter its effects at school. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mY06IAeO56cvyTUY4NNVXU4-DJ3nnTVC/view?usp=sharing
Cultural Sensitivity refers to the ability to interact effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds, races, and cultures. It lays the groundwork for cross-cultural trust and understanding. It also allows students to feel validated, accepted, and supported, as they grow. This Diversity training blends exercises that help participants better understand their own cultural affiliations and assumptions, in order to liberate them to better appreciate others. We develop sensitivity by introducing basic theories in anthropology and social psychology around cultural relativity and explore both our own identities with new eyes as well as connect with others in a new light - ultimately creating an atmosphere of true tolerance and respect. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13pHwWkncwyHg6pyTqtT-x5Tcx7gfVowk/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is designed to assist all K-5 math teachers and administrators interested in using differentiated stations-based instruction involving student data and monitoring tools, rigorous instruction, responses to intervention, and the daily use of math manipulatives. All activities accommodate new language learners and exceptional learners. Together, we will collaborate to deconstruct NYS standards and learning targets, identify pre-requisite skills, apply achievement level descriptors and discuss methods to track NYS standards. After this engaging workshop educators will have the ability to implement the same lesson plan in multiple forms for diverse learners in order to create a substantive classroom with daily differentiated instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yMmlSrSmjFny8-G63Qwalw4mgj7RWflF/view?usp=sharing

101. 5th Leadership & Information Symposium - Celebrate Our Successes!

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists, Administrators

Dates: 5/13/2020

Librarian of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards are presented. Retirees are acknowledged. Keynote speaker will be local Long Island author, Jen Calonita. http://www.jencalonitaonline.com. Jen will discuss reaching reluctant readers and matching every reader to a book. Derek Ivie and Darla Salva Cruz from Suffolk Cooperative Library System will share "Best Books" for all grade levels from 2020.