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1. FREE Meet and Greet - Kinems - A Whole Child Approach - 1-2pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/11/2021

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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.
In this session, we will be exploring how adults in education can begin to understand and recognize self-awareness related to implicit bias and social awareness to better understand the perspectives of others. Through a review of transformative SEL, we will continue deepening our understanding of the CASEL Core Competencies to promote and leverage equity and promote personal growth. This deepening awareness contributes to healthier culture and climate of schools, and the overall professional learning community. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wyi_mtjQVkGf1-gaQutPHSrYg09HDtAo/view?usp=sharing
How do we ensure that we have high expectations and rigorous instruction in-person and in remote/hybrid settings? When reflecting upon being culturally responsive, the ultimate goal is to facilitate learning to build efficacious students. As teachers, our actions propel the conditions for all students to succeed. At its core, setting high expectations for students is about creating a culture of perseverance and empowerment. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rI30-blLhKiiyYIyYJgYkHs0wGup4X-_/view?usp=sharing

4. School Nursing- Your First Several Years **CLOSED**

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/11/2021 to 5/18/2021

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Where You Should Be in Your Practice Today NYSED Guidelines School Nursing During COVID-19 Preparing for the 2021-2022 School Year Q and A Discussion You must attend both sessions May 11, 2021 and May 18, 2021 FLYER:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_2r9em9WOIaNKdJnRnUJB5Ht2ERZTUtQ/view?usp=sharing

5. School Library System Liaison meeting & Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Liaisons and other School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 5/12/2021

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Celebrate Our Successes! This day will include a virtual Liaisons' business meeting. Retirees will be acknowledged. Librarian of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards will be presented for both 2020 and 2021. Keynote speaker Dr. Jen Cannell will share "You'll have...days!" a look back at this past year and a launching off point to be inspired for next year. From 1 to 2 pm we will breakout into rooms for grades K-6 and 7-12 to discuss what new approach worked well this past year, and should be kept in the future. Bring your "Pandemic Adaptations to Keep!" to share and inspire. Note that this virtual day will run from 9 am to 2 pm. Sponsored by Kids Discover. At 12:15 Kids Discover will present "Build Cross-Curricular Connections with Kids Discover Online". Join Kids Discover President & CEO Ted Levine as he discusses the benefits of creating a culture and environment that promote cross-curricular learning, and see live examples of how Kids Discover is creating digital tools that make creating cross-curricular lessons easy, and more importantly, exciting for students.
In this session, we will be exploring how adults in education can begin to understand and recognize self-awareness related to implicit bias and social awareness to better understand the perspectives of others. Through a review of transformative SEL, we will continue deepening our understanding of the CASEL Core Competencies to promote and leverage equity and promote personal growth. This deepening awareness contributes to healthier culture and climate of schools, and the overall professional learning community. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XA-1n0xT8WkgRjpRKZ3TXOfXxd3_xg74/view?usp=sharing

7. FREE Meet and Greet - LEGO Education **ONLINE** - 10-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/12/2021

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Join LEGO Education for a brief overview of their latest hands-on STEAM learning solutions. In this session you will learn about the new additions to their K-12 continuum of programs including SPIKE Prime (coding/robotics); the all-new BricQ Motion (science/STEAM); and our recently launched free professional learning portal. With Districts looking to address summer learning, enrichment and more, LEGO Education will present the pre-built programs available to support these initiatives. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event.
This workshop continues as a "Part II” of Introduction to Restorative Practices (the basis for Restorative Justice) and how their Circle-processes are best applied in school settings. Once participants have already experienced the "Part I” training (including: basic introduction to RJ/RP systems and why they work, introduction to "Circle” methodologies, and guidelines for practical application in the classroom), this program enriches the experience by dividing into Breakout Rooms and conducting virtual Circle Conversations. We will discuss Opening and Closing the Circle, Circle Conduct Agreements, and Appropriate Prompts. We will also discuss common challenges that Circle Keepers may face, in the educational setting. Participants come out with practical experience with virtual circles, in order to confidently implement them in their classrooms. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE. Can use 1/2 consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Wixie makes it easy to be prepared for learning in-class, at-home, or a hybrid approach to digital projects. With Wixie, students can demonstrate their learning through their writing skills, art, narrated voice, and video. Simply log in to create in-class or at-home and collaborate with classmates. Start from a blank page or open one of over 1500 standards based templates. Teachers love Wixie because they can assign work, customize instruction, and provide feedback to students. Not only is teacher and student communication a breeze, using Wixie means no need for students to "turn-in" work. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event.
As Part II of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into Part II of the Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time on the exam to plan and write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts. They will also learn how to teach students to analyze editorials and other informational articles as a classroom practice. Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading and Writing 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 two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
As schools are already planning for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, increasing student engagement continues to be a top priority. Join us for an interactive ‘Meet & Greet' with Passport For Good, a dynamic student engagement platform that allows students to easily capture and document community service activity, extracurriculars including sports and clubs, career development & learning activities - on the mobile devices, tablets, chrome books and PCs. Passport For Good also provides districts with real-time data and insight on student engagement, helping them to make faster and better decisions around resource allocation while making it easier to manage and administer. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event.

12. SETC: MAKER ED COHORT 1

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/13/2021

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** THE best PD Experience!! This course guide teachers to create STEM. Maker Ed and Hands on Projects with their students. This course consists of synchronous conversations and an asynchronous self pace course. Each Teacher Registered will receive a Maker Ed Kit

13. SETC: Trauma Informed Mindfulness

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/13/2021

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ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT OUT THE DAY BEFORE School today is stressful and traumatic for students and adults alike. This workshop will address a review of best practices for teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness. This workshop will provide research-based principles for trauma informed teaching of mindfulness. Particular spotlight will be put on trauma informed practices for remote teachers and learners. Learn strategies for adjusting your mindfulness instruction to ensure you meet learners where they are. Participants will engage in a trauma informed mindfulness practice during the workshop. This is a 2 hour workshop and is appropriate for educators K-12.
As part III of a three-part series, this workshop will take a deep dive into Part III of the Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time to write a rhetorical analysis of a given text after a cold reading, and incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading and Writing 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 two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

15. SETC: Steam Power

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/17/2021

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** This online workshop will share fun, creative, project-based STEAM projects featured in the new book STEAM Power from ISTE that teach the fundamentals and are cost effective. Educators that attend this presentation will leave knowing the essentials of STEAM and learning lessons using various technologies. We will begin by outlining the most important elements of STEAM then review engaging projects which are adaptable to any grade level that incorporate the STEAM principles. We will then look at ways to take those lessons to the next-level by adding elements such as collaboration, community and global learning for more intermediate or advanced STEAM learning.

16. SETC:DIY YouTube Teacher Channels

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/17/2021 to 6/21/2021

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Leverage the skills you learned during covid. See how you can create your own YouTube Channel to inspire students, start discussions, and directly teach a process, skill, or topic. Whether you use video to spark student engagement, or assign six minute videos as homework, video is essential to distance learning and flipped learning. The power of a YouTube Channel can captivate today's learners in ways that textbooks may not. This workshop is a 15 hour experience. A different set of skills/tools will be introduced each week during a one hour video conference. Participants will then devote two hours per week to craft their YouTube Channel.

17. New WorldBook Online Resources for 2021-22

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists and K-8 teachers

Dates: 5/18/2021

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Lina Gosden, Educational Sales Consultant, will introduce "World Book Wizard", a new adaptive learning platform for grades K-8. In addition, she will review "Early Learning" for PreK-1 students, and the World Book Ebook Collections with over 600 Ebooks.

18. SETC: Intro to Animation

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/18/2021

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learn the basics of animation and how it can be used in any learning environment to help engage students in fun learning. We will examine different methods of animating using a variety of free and low-cost digital and traditional tools. We will also go through the process ourselves and create a short animation for your class.
How can we create as much energy and excitement around assessment as we feel in class during our very best lessons? By measuring students' skills and knowledge, not the standards. In this Schoology course, you will review unpacking standards and learn where to find performance level descriptors that make your standards visible. Then you will select a task model and write an item to measure your students' responses. Repeat these steps to create an engaging and informative assessment. [Inspired by Dr. Zach Warner's 12/2019 DATAG keynote.] Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
This session will define and identify key aspects of student engagement and empowerment with a focus on the key components of Flow Theory and Restorative Practices in both Math and Science classrooms. The importance of scaffolding, sparking motivation, embracing student voice and choice, minimizing distractions, helping students monitor progress, and developing relationships and a sense of community will be discussed. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.

21. FREE SCDN - Desmos for Beginners PK-12 presented by Andy Mitchell - 7-8am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/19/2021

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In this session, teachers who are new to using the Desmos platform will participate in a lesson, sign up for a free teacher account, and search for interactive instructional materials immediately relevant to their grade level and content. Participants will be able to use Desmos with their students the very next day, pending Ed Law 2D compliance. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
In this session, we will watch and discuss a portion of a talk given by Deborah Lowenberg Ball showing how minute-by-minute decisions we make as teachers can help elevate students as mathematical thinkers, or, conversely, perpetuate sexism and racism without realizing it. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Participants will walk through Wide Open School, a free collection of online learning experiences and resources for kids curated by the editors of the nonprofit Common Sense Media that has been around for one year now. We will explore the different categories of resources including their Daily Plan, Math, Science, Art/Music/DIY, Emotional Well-Being, Life Skills, Digital Citizenship, Offline-Friendly, and their Family and Teacher Center. Time permitting, as a group we will complete a small number of the activities. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Participants in this session will explore prompts for promoting the Science Performance Expectations that include activities for students to demonstrate their 3-D learning. Audience: Elementary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Learn to easily differentiate the math problems you give. In this session you will learn to quickly and easily take a math prompt and "level" it to meet your students where they are in their conceptual understanding. We will begin with an open task and then use PLDs (performance level descriptors) to move students forward through concreate, to pictorial, to abstract thinking. Meeting students where they are at in their understanding will make grade level standards accessible for all students. (This session is best for teachers of grades 3rd-12th. Special education teachers too!) Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
This workshop will help teachers choose key vocabulary to teach explicitly prior to an in-class reading and then conduct a mini-lesson based on visuals, repetition, comprehensible input, cooperative learning, and low stress. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. 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.
NYSED will give Science and Math updates. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
The NGSS Diversity and Equity team takes the stance that the standards must be made accessible to all students, especially those who have traditionally been underserved in science classrooms, hence the title "All Standards, All Students.” - Okhee Lee Join us as we dive deeper into the Next Generation Science Standards, Appendix D - All Standards, All Students: Making the Next Generation Science Standards Accessible to All Students. Participants will be asked to reflect on identified demographic groups and discuss implementation strategies based on research and case studies. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Google Sheets pixel art mystery-reveal activities have become popular because they work well in any environment (remote, hybrid and in-person) and are highly engaging for students at all grade levels. They are effective formative assessment tools that provide immediate feedback for students. As students enter the correct answer, a mystery image reveals itself. In this workshop you will learn how to edit an existing pixel-art activity using Google Sheets. You will leave this workshop with a large collection of math & science pixel art Google Sheets activities and the know-how to edit the questions and answers to suit your grade level and topic. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
The NYS Office of Assessment has created new resources which unpack the science performance expectations (PEs) from an assessment lens. These resources include the intersections of the Disciplinary Core Ideas, Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts and describe each level of performance (one through four). Participants will receive a general overview of the Performance Level Descriptor Documents (PLDs), examples identifying differences between the levels, and tools to support student feedback and assessment using the PLDs. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
The purpose of the presentation is to envision STEM education that supports justice-centered decision-making and solutions to societally pressing phenomena and challenges. The presentation illustrates one approach to integrating STEM, language, computational thinking, and COVID-19 with a focus on English learners/multilingual learners. This approach highlights the role of STEM education to bring STEM disciplines and social justice together and presents one attempt to create "a new normal” for STEM education that centers social justice. The approach responds to the new Administration's priorities that place science (COVID-19, climate, and health care) and justice (racial equity and immigration) at the core. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.

32. Google Slides Virtual Classroom 2-Pt Workshop **ONLINE** presented by Michele Kerr - 4-5:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/19/2021 to 5/26/2021

This two-part 3 hour remote training will show teachers how to create a Virtual Classroom. Virtual Classrooms make assignments and activities more interactive for students. Through Google Slides, the Virtual Classroom will show links to assignments, documents, and websites. In addition, the presenter will show teachers how to add videos from YouTube, another URL or of themselves teaching. This is especially helpful for Special Area teachers who need to show a specific skill to their students. Google Slide Presentations can easily be added to Google Stream or Classwork tabs in Google Classroom. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
At this critical moment in our history, navigating social justice is more complex than ever before. Utilizing tools, a common understanding, commitment, and courage, we can empower ourselves and the workplace to create change that is sustainable. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
The workshop will bring to light how the profession of education has conditioned its members to think, speak, and educate from a standard perspective of the dominant white culture. We will discuss symbols, concepts, curriculum, and discipline methods that reinforce inequity and bias, as well as how to reorient mindsets. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In this session, we will watch and discuss a portion of a talk given by Deborah Lowenberg Ball showing how minute-by-minute decisions we make as teachers can help elevate students as mathematical thinkers, or, conversely, perpetuate sexism and racism without realizing it. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Learn to easily differentiate the math problems you give. In this session you will learn to quickly and easily take a math prompt and "level" it to meet your students where they are in their conceptual understanding. We will begin with an open task and then use PLDs (performance level descriptors) to move students forward through concrete, to pictorial, to abstract thinking. Meeting students where they are at in their understanding will make grade level standards accessible for all students. (This session is best for teachers of grades 3rd-12th. Special education teachers too!) Audience: General (3-12) Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Students relate to stories and characters. This session will show you some connections of mathematics to literature. We will look at ways to promote the mathematics naturally through stories, have students find mathematics in the stories that they love, and allow students to see themselves in literature and math. Audience: Elementary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
A number talk is a powerful classroom routine that builds students' fluency and mathematical communication. Feel free to read any of Dr. Parrish's books on this topic or check out this link http://bit.ly/May2021NumberTalks and download the Teaching Children Mathematics (October 2011) article before this book chat. All teachers are invited, from PK through AP Calculus, whether you're brand new to number talks or have been using them with your students for years. Audience: General (PK-12) Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Students relate to stories and characters. This session will show you some connections of mathematics to literature. We will look at ways to promote the mathematics naturally through stories, have students find mathematics in the stories that they love, and allow students to see themselves in literature and math. Audience: Secondary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
The NGSS Diversity and Equity team takes the stance that the standards must be made accessible to all students, especially those who have traditionally been underserved in science classrooms, hence the title "All Standards, All Students.” - Okhee Lee Join us as we dive deeper into the Next Generation Science Standards, Appendix D - All Standards, All Students: Making the Next Generation Science Standards Accessible to All Students. Participants will be asked to reflect on identified demographic groups and discuss implementation strategies based on research and case studies. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
After all this time, parents are still struggling with how to support their children with so-called "New Math." This can have the effect of sending conflicting messages mathematics is. In this session, we will discuss strategies that ALL parents can use to help their students in mathematics--regardless of their own perceived competence with mathematics. Participants will also come away with resources that they can share with parents. Audience: Elementary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Participants will experience different strategies for enhancing their online synchronous presentations with engaging classroom activities designed for all learners, allowing them to transform their lessons. Implementing this structure assists students' ability to interact and be involved with lessons instead of being caught in the sit-and-get, zoom fatigue. The animation feature on presentation platforms allows for spinners, trigger clicks, randomization, and reveals for student or teacher use. Design functionality allows students to card sort, make models, graph, collect data, and drag and drop multiples, etc. Combining these elements leads to collaboration, critical thinking, and discussion, critical pieces of science instruction in elementary classrooms. Audience: Elementary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.

43. Teaching Grammar: What Really Works! 4-12 **ONLINE** - SETC DISTRICTS FEE IS WAIVED - presented by Amy Benjamin - 9-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/20/2021

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This workshop will demonstrate engaging and memorable ways to teach the parts of speech, and how students and teachers can use their knowledge of parts of speech to improve vocabulary and writing skills. Amy Benjamin is the author of several books on teaching grammar, including Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. 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.
Daily 10 minute routines will bring students to the edge of their seat, eager to share and discuss their math reasoning with others. Committing to just 10 minutes everyday is making a commitment to 30 hours every year. No longer will we say "My students just don't have any number sense." Daily routines can help build number sense while engaging ALL learners in the math classroom. Audience: Elementary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Findings indicate that, as a minoritized population, LGBTQ+ students are highly at risk for being verbally and physically harassed at school, and go unprotected by the adults who are in charge of keeping them safe. School leadership is instrumental in the safeguarding of LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, safeguarding is not nearly enough. It is important to understand that LGBTQ+ students should not just be safeguarded, but should also be surrounded by curriculum and images that will help them feel accepted into the greater school community, which takes an increased level of self-efficacy on the part of the leader. (CR-SE) Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Participants will experience different strategies for enhancing their online synchronous presentations with engaging classroom activities designed for all learners, allowing them to transform their lessons. Implementing this structure assists students' ability to interact and be involved with lessons instead of being caught in the sit-and-get, zoom fatigue. The animation feature on presentation platforms allows for spinners, trigger clicks, randomization, and reveals for student or teacher use. Design functionality allows students to card sort, make models, graph, collect data, and drag and drop multiples, etc. Combining these elements leads to collaboration, critical thinking, and discussion, critical pieces of science instruction in elementary classrooms. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
In Phase 3 of Shifting to Online Learning, the focus is on the importance of building relationships and community. This phase has been designed to use the structures and routines introduced in Phases 1-2 to build community and communication, two essential elements of healthy classroom cultures, whether in-person, blended or in a virtual model. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YLf_Bez2mUkvuv7_OUMhvo7C3ChdLTMk/view?usp=sharing
Participants will walk through Wide Open School, a free collection of online learning experiences and resources for kids curated by the editors of the nonprofit Common Sense Media that has been around for one year now. We will explore the different categories of resources including their Daily Plan, Math, Science, Art/Music/DIY, Emotional Well-Being, Life Skills, Digital Citizenship, Offline-Friendly, and their Family and Teacher Center. Time permitting, as a group we will complete a small number of the activities. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.

49. FREE SCDN - Desmos for Beginners PK-12 presented by Andy Mitchell - 2:45-3:45pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/20/2021

In this session, teachers who are new to using the Desmos platform will participate in a lesson, sign up for a free teacher account, and search for interactive instructional materials immediately relevant to their grade level and content. Participants will be able to use Desmos with their students the very next day, pending Ed Law 2D compliance. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
This session will introduce participants to an on-demand creation of a Science Journal that is specific to task and purpose. Participants will hear an overview of the On-Demand Science Journals and view the menu of options. They will discover how to create their own as well as add their own material to the journals they create for their students. Audience: Secondary Educators Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Research has indicated that multisensory learning helps students retain information for longer periods of time. This session will explore ways to connect mathematical concepts to multiple forms of sensory input. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Google Sheets pixel art mystery-reveal activities have become popular because they work well in any environment (remote, hybrid and in-person) and are highly engaging for students at all grade levels. They are effective formative assessment tools that provide immediate feedback for students. As students enter the correct answer, a mystery image reveals itself. In this workshop you will learn how to edit an existing pixel-art activity using Google Sheets. You will leave this workshop with a large collection of math & science pixel art Google Sheets activities and the know-how to edit the questions and answers to suit your grade level and topic. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Each tool can be used for synchronous or asynchronous learning. Kahoot: Create activities that can teach or review content. Kami: A PDF annotation tool that syncs with Google Drive Screencastify: Create short video tutorials or record part of a lesson. Screencastify easily links to your Google Drive too! During this class, participants will be guided through setting up free accounts, navigating the basics of each application, and creating simple activities. We will also discuss some of the available options for paid subscriptions. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Returning to school after a pandemic can be both stressful and traumatic for students and adults. This workshop will address a review of best practices for teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness, and is appropriate for those educators providing in-person or distance learning instruction. Learn strategies for adjusting your mindfulness instruction to ensure you meet learners where they are. This is a 2 hour workshop and is appropriate for educators K-12. Links 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
After all this time, parents are still struggling with how to support their children with so-called "New Math." This can have the effect of sending conflicting messages mathematics is. In this session, we will discuss strategies that ALL parents can use to help their students in mathematics--regardless of their own perceived competence with mathematics. Participants will also come away with resources that they can share with parents. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) created through Stanford's Understanding Language Project. Goals for the session include: 1) Learn what mathematical language routines are. 2) Discover how mathematical language routines support language and math instruction simultaneously for all students, especially English Language Learners. 3) Identify practical strategies for implementing the routines in your classroom. Eligible for CTLE credit. Link to join session will be shared via email the night before the event.
The New York State Education Department requires all applicants for certification or licensing after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services Center is an approved New York State provider of this certification training. This workshop is open to everyone, you are not required to be employed by a school district to register ---At this time we will be converting this DASA workshop into a BLENDED FORMAT--- ~~~Part One-3 hours, AT HOME, asynchronous, self-directed-remote learning and ~~~Part Two-3 hours ONLINE, synchronous, on May 21 via Zoom 9-12pm ~~~An initial email will be sent to all registered attendees one week prior to May 21st notifying them of the self-directed remote learning requirements. A 2nd email will be sent the week of May 19th with directions on how to log onto Zoom for Part Two As a result of taking this training, participants will be able to:




• Summarize the intent components and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.




• Develop sensitivity to the experience of specific student populations.




• Recognize how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior with a strong focus on the importance of social and emotional learning strategies.




• Describe bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.




• Enhance their understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.




• Articulate the reporting requirements for educators as specified in the Dignity Act. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DiQ--pBpRjSrFW9g4T5_LQkeYfxIJWX7/view?usp=sharing
During the three part series, participants will reflect on their own practice and identify what needs to be fine-tuned for all students, while taking into consideration the needs of their students with disabilities. Once participants complete this third and final session in the series, they will have an implementation plan ready to go. This is one of two turnkey trainings presented on May 24 for SWD. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iUK8yEjIBvtBueCeySNWMiwhR7i0A51r/view?usp=sharing

59. SETC:Moving Beyond Safeguards to Create LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/24/2021

New
**ZOOM INFO WILL BE SENT OUT THE DAY BEFORE** Findings indicate that, as a minoritized population, LGBTQ+ students are highly at risk for being verbally and physically harassed at school, and go unprotected by the adults who are in charge of keeping them safe. School leadership is instrumental in the safeguarding of LGBTQ+ students. Additionally, safeguarding is not nearly enough. It is important to understand that LGBTQ+ students should not just be safeguarded, but should also be surrounded by curriculum and images that will help them feel accepted into the greater school community, which takes an increased level of self-efficacy on the part of the leader.
Note: This workshop can be taken independently, however it is highly recommended that it is taken with Part 1: Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Training, Edition 3 if you have not had updated training on how to administer Edition 3 with fidelity. Part 2: Analyzing the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Data And Using It To Inform Instruction Often as teachers, we scramble to get our assessments done, turn in our students' reading levels to our administrator and then resume teaching without taking the time to analyze our results! In this workshop, teachers will learn the power of analyzing the data to find students strengths and teaching opportunities in each area of reading - accuracy, fluency and comprehension. Teachers will then be guided to take that valuable analysis to create a clear vision for their whole class, small groups and individual students, thus empowering them to be more efficient and focused in their reading instruction. ***If possible, please have available***
• 1-2 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. If you have access to Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Sets, please bring one.
• The Continuum of Literacy Learning (Located in the Benchmark Kit) Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. This 2-day workshop is eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Come join your Social Studies colleagues - Lead Teachers, Social Studies Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Virginia Harnischfeger will host. Whether online or on site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to social studies consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore best practices and identify research-based materials that can be leveraged to strengthen connections with families. This session builds upon the resources shared in Session 2. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HZI7o8oz8c79gEWxQWiQZKNQEptxmGqy/view?usp=sharing

63. Alumni Tracker, Preparation and Set-Up for IT and Guidance Directors

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Technology Directors & staff, plus Guidance Directors

Dates: 5/25/2021

Nassau BOCES & Western Suffolk BOCES are pleased to offer a joint FREE workshop provided by Naviance designed for district IT directors and staff along with guidance directors. Proceeding into the 21-22 school year, Naviance has moved to a Bundled Unit, which includes Alumni Tracker for High School. All Bundles include Alumni Tracker for the High School. Alumni Tracker enables schools to subscribe to National Student Clearinghouse data within Naviance. The integration allows schools to send alumni profile data required by the Clearinghouse directly through Naviance without having to complete a data export, format file and send to the Clearinghouse. This will allow alumni outcomes to be automatically populated to Naviance for export, and/or analysis directly within Naviance. To assure a proper setup, Naviance is providing this free virtual training for district IT directors and/or their IT staff. Our Naviance consultant will provide the information needed for the Alumni Tracker imports.
Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will dive deeper into these areas and explore best practices and identify research-based materials that can be leveraged to strengthen connections with families. This session builds upon the resources shared in Session 2. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TdZ9o_tKoA312btceM1Qb_GQECuAuJe0/view?usp=sharing

65. SETC: Intermediate Animation

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/25/2021

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learn various intermediate animation techniques from traditional stop motion to emerging forms of digital animation and how they can enhance learning. We will explore different methods of animating using both digital and traditional tools and highlight the strengths of each method in teaching. We will also go through the process ourselves and create a short animation for your class.
Come join your Math colleagues - Lead Teachers, Math Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Mindy LiBassi will host. Whether online or on site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to Math consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Research supports the use of graphic organizers and sentence frames as scaffolds that are particularly helpful for English language learners. But all students can benefit from the linguistic input that these frameworks provide. Teachers will come away from this workshop with a variety of devices that are immediately usable for reading comprehension of complex text, academic writing, and study aids. Whether you are new or experienced with graphic organizers and sentence frames, you will learn more about the how, the why, and the what of these helpful, easy-to-implement tools. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. 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.
In Phase 3 of Shifting to Online Learning, the focus is on the importance of building relationships and community. This phase has been designed to use the structures and routines introduced in Phases 1-2 to build community and communication, two essential elements of healthy classroom cultures, whether in-person, blended or in a virtual model. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BGsmeAcRT8x-l7ppi8CHC2j95x5xAQkX/view?usp=sharing

69. Teaching Writing Through Mentor Texts 6-12 **ONLINE** - SETC DISTRICTS FEE IS WAIVED - presented by Amy Benjamin - 9-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/27/2021

SETC DISTRICTS FEE IS WAIVED
Mentor texts are well-written pieces in various genres that serve as models and are sources of inspiration for writers at all levels. When we teach writing through mentor texts we make simultaneous use of instructional time: we are teaching writing, expanding knowledge of the world, and giving a purpose for the strategies of close reading. In this workshop, we will use the New York Times Learning Network feature, "Annotated by the Author,” as well as beloved children's literature by Shel Silverstein. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. 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 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. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. MEETINGS FOR COUNSELING CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY. To join consortium: please contact Mindy LiBassi, mlibassi@wsboces.org
How do we ensure that we have high expectations and rigorous instruction in-person and in remote/hybrid settings? When reflecting upon being culturally responsive, the ultimate goal is to facilitate learning to build efficacious students. As teachers, our actions propel the conditions for all students to succeed. At its core, setting high expectations for students is about creating a culture of perseverance and empowerment. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d157Wb-cOMT1u8Nep_SISFnJzyYHOjJj/view?usp=sharing
Sentence diagramming, the original graphic organizer, is a visual representation of how words work together to form coherent, correctly punctuated 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. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. 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 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. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will celebrate educators and the best practices they have leveraged in the 20-21 school year to strengthen connections with families. We will also talk about summer planning strategies. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rm4oTjEunBwQkOml1a9bKR44aKLVQf4y/view?usp=sharing
There are wonderful free and partially free websites where students can learn how to code. Coding activities are great for developing problem solving skills and enhancing logical thinking. We will explore Code.org, Tynker, and Kodable! We will cover how the sites and programs function, as well as learn how to create teacher accounts and classes. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

76. SETC: Intro to Augment Reality

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 6/2/2021

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** Learn the basics of the emerging field of augmented reality and how you can engage students with AR in your teaching. We will look at a variety of free and low-cost tools and explore how they can be used on every level in a range of different disciplines. We will also create some augmented reality work ourselves and discuss creative projects that can use AR in learning.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success This webinar series has three two-hour sessions. Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. (June 3, June 9, June 10) This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. Part 1 - Pacing and Metacognition: Skillful readers understand their own needs as readers, and they make adjustments according to the text. This webinar will demonstrate strategies that will help students understand three practices of skilled readers: 1) pacing, 2) expressing the central idea in one well- developed sentence, and 3) how to choose the right strategy for the kind of text they are reading. 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 shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. Relationships, routines, and resources are the foundation for effective partnerships. In this session, we will celebrate educators and the best practices they have leveraged in the 20-21 school year to strengthen connections with families. We will also talk about summer planning strategies. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZJHQRSm9PnVIENwEtJlMW1pNJSObkMxB/view?usp=sharing

79. SETC: Maker Ed Cohort 2

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 6/3/2021

**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** THE best PD Experience!! This course guide teachers to create STEM. Maker Ed and Hands on Projects with their students. This course consists of synchronous conversations and an asynchronous self pace course. Each Teacher Registered will receive a Maker Ed Kit
Part 1 - Virtual CSE Meetings - This session is designed to support school administrators in creating a high quality virtual CSE/CPSE Meeting. A checklist will be provided to help streamline the process. Part 1 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13ODnGSF1epEpDawtcAA6hwHYyv-lYssG/view?usp=sharing Part 2 - Specially Designed Instruction in Remote/Hybrid Environments for Students with Severe Disabilities - Tailoring specially designed instruction for remote learning is especially challenging for students with severe disabilities. Parents and families have become conduits to teaching and learning for these students. In this session, we will focus on 6 steps to moving forward with remote instruction for students with severe disabilities. Part 2 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dbSrpX-M5RH1WUvtGS333-pJCHyDMlnM/view?usp=sharing Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit.
In this unit participants will be able to: Identify the CASEL 3 SEL Signature Practices and demonstrate intentionality with choosing practices and the purposes thereof. Use the SEL Signature Practices to develop proficiency in the thoughtful application to enhance adult and student SEL skill building. Develop a plan to implement SEL Signature Practices into future teaching opportunities. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GptlynIu3UKkW8Dq9ZWXqHlS0UfPBmyU/view?usp=sharing
Part 1 - Virtual CSE Meetings - This session is designed to support school administrators in creating a high quality virtual CSE/CPSE Meeting. A checklist will be provided to help streamline the process. Part 1 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ekz0TIluv2hlO7kAaWGIUfitAP4DAZ0E/view?usp=sharing Part 2 - Specially Designed Instruction in Remote/Hybrid Environments for Students with Severe Disabilities - Tailoring specially designed instruction for remote learning is especially challenging for students with severe disabilities. Parents and families have become conduits to teaching and learning for these students. In this session, we will focus on 6 steps to moving forward with remote instruction for students with severe disabilities. Part 2 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ebbVgkQJIdZ_5NooNPNasHBEf4Iqxf_o/view?usp=sharing Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit.

83. Wixie **ONLINE** presented by Michele Fisk - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/8/2021

Participants must have access to Wixie. Wixie is a digital canvas students can use to share their ideas, imagination, and understanding through their writing, their voice, and their art. This course will cover the basic features of Wixie: student and teacher tools, templates, modifying templates for projects, creating assignments, and team projects. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success This webinar series has three two-hour sessions. Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. (June 3, June 9, June 10) This Part 2 of the series addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. Big Words, Long Sentences: 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 two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In this Module, participants will review key strategies presented in the first three modules and will expand discussion and practice for applying them for classroom implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and real life examples to share if they have them. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1haIVC7uNTMUGHDIPQYOY7ZY_YoMTuWRL/view?usp=sharing
In this unit participants will be able to: Identify the CASEL 3 SEL Signature Practices and demonstrate intentionality with choosing practices and the purposes thereof. Use the SEL Signature Practices to develop proficiency in the thoughtful application to enhance adult and student SEL skill building. Develop a plan to implement SEL Signature Practices into future teaching opportunities. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fy0Qannio2o4Ot8wpJ80eS5ZcsYmPS-P/view?usp=sharing
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success. Part 3 of the Webinar Series, this two-hour interactive webinar addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. You can register for part 3 without having taken 1 or 2. Books of Choice: 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 two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In this Module, participants will review key strategies presented in the first three modules and will expand discussion and practice for applying them for classroom implementation. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and real life examples to share if they have them. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_pQT3kAUMPiz7JaMaKwzpVbARanDq8ig/view?usp=sharing
The Shift to Online Learning has forced educators to build capacity and increase the tools in their tool kit. This session will allow questions to be answered on any one of the previous topics presented. Additionally, the facilitators presenting the turn key session will provide brief updates on the most critical developments to online teaching and learning. Questions from attendees can be submitted ahead of the session to cloiodic@wsboces.org Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mrs0ln0N6VoXvDNGTdmW6LfwRoabnMee/view?usp=sharing
The third principle in the NYSED CRSE framework is: "Identifying Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment.” This session will explore three objectives connected to that principle: Student Advocates; Self-Identity; and Risk-Taking and Change. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DNMkVJblFF-LCX_Rzp4oNjevHeQkn8w_/view?usp=sharing
The Shift to Online Learning has forced educators to build capacity and increase the tools in their tool kit. This session will allow questions to be answered on any one of the previous topics presented. Additionally, the facilitators presenting the turn key session will provide brief updates on the most critical developments to online teaching and learning. Questions from attendees can be submitted ahead of the session to cloiodic@wsboces.org Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DfHTy5V-gC1mXdz8bdDIqJKdkIvM-bLl/view?usp=sharing
The third principle in the NYSED CRSE framework is: "Identifying Inclusive Curriculum and Assessment.” This session will explore three objectives connected to that principle: Student Advocates; Self-Identity; and Risk-Taking and Change. Link to online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17qq0SDsih8GRscfPW0Jg0esZwq4lRcoX/view?usp=sharing

93. Outdoor Environmental Education Program Day-Use Training

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/16/2021

This training is designed to prepare teachers who are interested in participating in Day-Use programs at the Western Suffolk BOCES Outdoor Learning Labs. Day-Use programs are meant to be an extension of the classroom where teachers have the opportunity to co-plan and conduct their classes in an environment that lends itself to authentic student centered inquiry based science education. All Day-Use classes have access to an outdoor educator to support them in planning activities, throughout a Day-Use class, and as the classes explore the outdoors. The Outdoor Environmental Education Program has three learning labs each located in Caleb Smith State Park, Connetquot River State Park, and Sunken Meadow State Park. Due to the environmental differences of each of the learning labs, we are able to offer a wide variety of programs that include, but are not limited to, animal adaptations, elementary chemistry, human impacts on the environment, makerspace challenges, planetarium programs, simple machines, topography, water testing, weathering and erosion, and much more! We encourage all teachers interested in learning more about Day-Use programs to attend. In addition, we also recommend teachers who have not been trained in the last 5 years attend as a refresher due to new programs being offered and the recent shift in science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GbyvRU_gn2WQbKyjlu-au1X9ZUSS3S98/view?usp=sharing
This training is designed to prepare teachers who are interested in participating in Day-Use programs at the Western Suffolk BOCES Outdoor Learning Labs. Day-Use programs are meant to be an extension of the classroom where teachers have the opportunity to co-plan and conduct their classes in an environment that lends itself to authentic student centered inquiry based science education. All Day-Use classes have access to an outdoor educator to support them in planning activities, throughout a Day-Use class, and as the classes explore the outdoors. The Outdoor Environmental Education Program has three learning labs each located in Caleb Smith State Park, Connetquot River State Park, and Sunken Meadow State Park. Due to the environmental differences of each of the learning labs, we are able to offer a wide variety of programs that include, but are not limited to, animal adaptations, elementary chemistry, human impacts on the environment, makerspace challenges, planetarium programs, simple machines, topography, water testing, weathering and erosion, and much more! We encourage all teachers interested in learning more about Day-Use programs to attend. In addition, we also recommend teachers who have not been trained in the last 5 years attend as a refresher due to new programs being offered and the recent shift in science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L1MM9s2EA-F4IW_9eqE54LonUWYpQMkg/view?usp=sharing
This training is designed to prepare teachers who are interested in participating in Day-Use programs at the Western Suffolk BOCES Outdoor Learning Labs. Day-Use programs are meant to be an extension of the classroom where teachers have the opportunity to co-plan and conduct their classes in an environment that lends itself to authentic student centered inquiry based science education. All Day-Use classes have access to an outdoor educator to support them in planning activities, throughout a Day-Use class, and as the classes explore the outdoors. The Outdoor Environmental Education Program has three learning labs each located in Caleb Smith State Park, Connetquot River State Park, and Sunken Meadow State Park. Due to the environmental differences of each of the learning labs, we are able to offer a wide variety of programs that include, but are not limited to, animal adaptations, elementary chemistry, human impacts on the environment, makerspace challenges, planetarium programs, simple machines, topography, water testing, weathering and erosion, and much more! We encourage all teachers interested in learning more about Day-Use programs to attend. In addition, we also recommend teachers who have not been trained in the last 5 years attend as a refresher due to new programs being offered and the recent shift in science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L1MM9s2EA-F4IW_9eqE54LonUWYpQMkg/view?usp=sharing

96. Using & Creating Naviance Reports with Insights Premium

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Directors and Lead Counselors

Dates: 6/22/2021

Nassau BOCES & Western Suffolk BOCES are offering a FREE guidance director's workshop presented by Naviance. Title & Subject: Using & Creating Reports with Insights Premium as well as other Naviance reports. Every Bundle offering includes Insights Premium, which contains analysis and comparison Dashboards. By using these dashboards, you can pinpoint success factors, inform decision making, simplify reporting as well as creating other data reports. A Naviance consultant will provide instruction on using data to identify factors which impact specific outcomes. Questions, please contact Elyse Eusanio Phone: 631-595-6856 Email: eeusanio@wsboces.org
How can you become a social justice math teacher? A social justice educator commits to diversity, inclusion, and equity through culturally responsive pedagogies (CRP) and practices. This workshop is designed to equip all math teachers with planning and teaching practices that link learners' experiences to their experiences at home. This workshop will discuss three critical elements of social justice mathematics creating an inclusive learning environment, creating social justice tasks and activities, and building collaborative learning environments. After this workshop, teachers will know how to implement critical learning approaches to support the learner's equitable access to diversity and inclusion when learning mathematics. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 8 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1-1/3 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
2- three hour sessions equaling 6 hours Is school boring? This is one of the questions I found myself asking after hearing it so many times from students. With all of the demands educators currently face, how do we ensure that we are not "boring” and can engage even the most distracted student. Training objectives:
•Organize Increase Student Success
•Develop a Positive Classroom Environment Discover powerful ways to develop a classroom atmosphere that builds positive relationships and fosters mutual respect
•Maximize Student Voice, Engagement and Learning
•Increase Student Motivation and Collaboration in Varied Learning Environments
•Apply newly acquired knowledge to create an action plan for implementation Audience: Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators 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.
ADHD is considered to be a neurodevelopmental disorder, often referred to as a performance disorder, that impacts approximately 6.1 million children ages 4-17 (CDC.gov). Many students with ADHD have difficulty staying focused on a task, paying attention and controlling their impulses. The condition is pervasive and affects all areas of development including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Poor performance on tasks can be misinterpreted as a lack of motivation when in reality, ADHD physiologically prevents students from performing and reaching goals. Participants will:
• Gain a deeper level of understanding about ADHD and how it manifests in different stages of development
• Discover the educational outcomes and prevalence of ADHD
• Recognize the different types of ADHD
• Understand ADHD as a performance disorder not a motivational disorder
• Discuss how to use visual charts paired with actionable strategies Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors 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 1/3 consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Students can become overwhelmed and shut down before trying to work through a challenge. Whereas, many students can easily apply the skills necessary to be successful academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally others have difficulty. When students are unable to engage in strategic learning, they risk believing that assignments and social situations are too challenging to attempt or to overcome. Their perception can influence their belief system to the degree that it becomes their reality. Student performance and self-concept benefits from identifying that they can manage their own perceptions to improve their academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills. Learn how to gain the positive attention from your students when they are feeling defeated. In this workshop participants will:
• Understand perception as a cognitive skill
• Analyze how perception relates to learning
• Learn to manage the different perceptions of students
• Discover strategies to explicitly teach perception Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors 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 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Praise is a well-researched, specific strategy that supports positive student learning. With so many students struggling to keep up with the new demands of distance learning and the expectations of the classroom, many struggle to maintain a healthy and confident self-concept. During such uncertainty, students are often in doubt of their skills and abilities to reach their goals and live up to their potential. The way in which teachers praise students influences their perception of their intelligence and their future responses to challenges and failures. Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on student performance, self-worth and overall self-concept.
• Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on student performance
• Learn to praise effort to avoid praising ability
• Differentiate between non behavior specific praise and behavior specific praise
• Practice praising effort and behavior specific praise to prepare for future instruction
• Create a passion for learning not a passion for approval 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 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.