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As per NYS regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will include required training elements, as well as reviews of research related to best teaching and coaching practices. The session will also provide opportunities to observe and discuss teacher practice and consider the issue of inter-rater reliability in the context of evaluation instruments through the use of videos. New developments and regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yx4_TzxW_mW6Li53vtBFwc6M-JDDtkrX/view?usp=sharing
Through the framework of - Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration - participants will learn how to empower their students and themselves with increased self-awareness. Participants will have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specially chosen for the typical classroom space and schedule. All activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks. Participants will learn to:

• Understand how stress and trauma affect learning and behavior.

• Identify the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and its relationship to the science of neuroplasticity.

• Learn over 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques to support learning readiness and the development of social and emotional learning competencies and resilience.

• Crosswalk MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga, social and emotional learning) with a variety of school roles and standards as well as school and district wide goals and national educational policy.

• Find and navigate the growing evidence base supporting the integration of yoga, mindfulness and meditation at school.

• Improve classroom management and reduce behavior referrals by recognizing and proactively addressing group and individual student needs.

• Become a more effective educator, counselor or therapist while supporting your own well being.

• Access and utilize a variety of tools and resources to support buy-in and funding for sustainable, school wide implementation. **Includes: 6 hr. Interactive Workshop, Program Manual Download, Note-Taking Guide Download and LUNCH. **To view flyer cut and paste link in Google Chrome https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kaHq2VAigSYC6B7p5BNhJir_bnELX-9R/view
Through the framework of - Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration - participants will learn how to empower their students and themselves with increased self-awareness. Participants will have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specially chosen for the typical classroom space and schedule. All activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks. Sharing yoga and mindfulness techniques, specifically designed for the time and space crunched classroom, is a convenient, engaging and effective way to promote these skills while cultivating a positive, peaceful productive classroom environment. Participants will learn to:

• Understand how stress and trauma affect learning and behavior.

• Identify the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and its relationship to the science of neuroplasticity.

• Learn over 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques to support learning readiness and the development of social and emotional learning competencies and resilience.

• Crosswalk MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga, social and emotional learning) with a variety of school roles and standards as well as school and district wide goals and national educational policy.

• Find and navigate the growing evidence base supporting the integration of yoga, mindfulness and meditation at school.

• Improve classroom management and reduce behavior referrals by recognizing and proactively addressing group and individual student needs.

• Become a more effective educator, counselor or therapist while supporting your own well being.

• Access and utilize a variety of tools and resources to support buy-in and funding for sustainable, school wide implementation. **Includes: Program Manual Download, Note-Taking Guide. To view flyer cut and paste link in browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ec4oYwNBNLsQR4G2F2aDtpPJSGg

4. Follett Destiny Resource Manager Users Group 10:00 to 11:30 session

Program: School Library System

Audience: Technology Directors, School Library Media Specialists, staff using Resource Manager

Dates: 9/19/2019

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Join your colleagues to share best practices and learn what is new in the Resource Manager platform. Katrina Conte and Andy Rhodes from Follett will demonstrate a new template filter for textbook reports, global delete of completed transfers, and new exciting features in inventory. Learn more about adding records, circulating resources, and setting up your resource policies. If you have specific questions that you would like to have addressed, please submit those questions to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Monday, September 16th. If you are not currently a Resource Manager user; but would like to learn more, please join us! Note: It is recommended that you bring your own device to this meeting.

5. Follett Destiny Resource Manager Users Group 1:00 to 2:30 session

Program: School Library System

Audience: Technology Directors; Library Media Specialists; staff using Resource Manager

Dates: 9/19/2019

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Join your colleagues to share best practices and learn what is new in the Resource Manager platform. Katrina Conte and Andy Rhodes from Follett will demonstrate a new template filter for textbook reports, global delete of completed transfers, and new exciting features in inventory. Learn more about adding records, circulating resources, and setting up your resource policies. If you have specific questions that you would like to have addressed, please submit those questions to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Monday, September 16th. If you are not currently a Resource Manager user; but would like to learn more, please join us! Note: It is recommended that you bring your own device to this meeting.

6. Follett Destiny Library Manager Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists and library clerks

Dates: 9/19/2019

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Join your colleagues to share best practices and learn about the enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and more! Katrina Conte and Peter Nasta from Follett will demonstrate the best way to access all of your resources with Follett Destiny Discover. Learn about what's new in Collections with changes to functionality and features. If you have specific questions that you would like to have addressed, please submit those questions to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Monday, September 16th. Become a power user and maximize your investment in Destiny Library Manager! Join us!

7. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2019

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Join the 2019-20 ELA Coordinator Network that brings together Long Island districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 20, 2019, December 10, 2019, and May 11, 2020, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Topics, presenters, best practices, and breakout sessions of cross-district conversations, discussed by a group of committed educators at the June 2019 ELA Network Advisory, will be advertised throughout the year. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by an educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yarUngcZxgkxn36OAydJEvLVYhrTw7w7/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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2019

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Feel the need to connect with School Counselors in other districts? September 20th is a FREE meeting OPEN TO ALL! Register NOW!! 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

10. Math Coordinator Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2019

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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
Ultimately, we want our students to become independent, self-regulated math learners and their teachers to be increasingly agile in meeting variable student needs with that goal in mind. In this workshop, we'll explore the key elements of developing those competencies as math educators and learners, elaborating on features that the presenter has helped incorporate into HMH's Into Math and MATH 180. Both teachers and students need the academic mindsets that feed a belief that growth is possible, but they also need the skills and dispositions of effective learners (remembering that teachers are learners too). We will define some of those characteristics together and outline pathways for their development, with a particular focus on creating a feedback cycle and culture of psychological safety for improving classroom practice. In an interactive format, we'll model the process using examples from participants' settings. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NuzRg5SdF7t1CDp49bDp5YUGfgS7c24A/view?usp=sharing

12. Lesson Study as a Tool for Instructional Growth presented by Jessica Gruttola

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/24/2019

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This workshop will explore the practice of Lesson Study and the impact it can have on effective collaboration and instruction. Learners will explore the Lesson Study protocol and create a plan for implementation within their environment. Training objectives:
• Participants will gain an understanding of the Lesson Study process
• Participant will work cooperatively to organize a Lesson Study
• Participants will create an action plan for implementation of Lesson Study Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f4sJjHr1QS1-dXIdKkKfyCCFqui6xGTX/view?usp=sharing

13. Critical Content for Math - The Must Teach Stuff Grade 6 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 10/4/2019

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WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing

14. Science Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mary Loesing and Joyce Barry

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/25/2019

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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

15. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the SLS Council

Dates: 9/25/2019

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

16. Critical Content for Math The Must Teach Stuff Algebra 1 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/26/2019 to 10/7/2019

WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing
As NYSED has designed two new Regents exams for Social Studies, the GHG II and the Framework USHG, that contain documents for students to decipher in all parts of the exam, it is imperative that classroom instruction be designed to include the skills needed for students to examine, interpret and analyze documents, in addition to determining relationships that documents have with previous knowledge, and/or new documents introduced to students. This session is designed to meet the needs of students of all ability levels, including students with learning challenges. Participants are urged to bring along a personal electronic device (laptop or tablet are preferable) for use in planning future lessons. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eX6AThL967P_JE4FS6-Q7Ac3V-fPKeQz/view?usp=sharing

18. Lead Nurse Forum

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 9/27/2019

WELCOME BACK!!! Topics for Discussion: * Immunizations for School Attendance/Removal of Religious Exemptions Danielle Brechter MS PNP- Suffolk County DOH * New Info for MDs re: Medical Exemptions * Review of FAQS for Vaccine Requirements for School Attendance * Excluding Students * Epi Pen Update * Open Discussion To view flyer cut and paste link into your browser. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j9mooaBvIyBs_SWFURtLrH3rbDPrMZt4/view
In this interactive session, we will explore the instructional and assessment shifts in light of the new AP World History course and the new Global Regents exam. Attention will be devoted to new resources for AP teachers and how 9th and 10th grade teachers can navigate the shifts demanded by the new courses and assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mw05l5RPZtAA9NPn7ZCabTTMLu_biO_V/view?usp=sharing
Is that a differentiated instruction strategy, an accommodation or a modification? This workshop will provide clarity to this question and offer ways to combine all three within a classroom to support a wide range of learners. Participants will: -Gain a deeper understanding of the components of Differentiated Instruction -Explore the need for and implementation of accommodations -Learn a paradigm for understanding and creating modifications -Plan lessons that incorporate the information presented Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hLQ-ibmZylR13W4GxN12jiDcCP6aFC0a/view?usp=sharing

21. ChromeBooks presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2019

Leverage the power of Chromebooks in your classroom. Whether there are a few Chromebooks in your classroom, or everyone has his own, you'll learn how to maximize their impact on student learning. Discover the ins-and-outs of: The Chrome Operating System, ChromeBook Apps, ChromeBook management, and more. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ORexJ2iXTmDOd6JwOMO060bHcB0yY-KB/view?usp=sharing

22. FREE EVENT * Naviance College, Career & Life Readiness Summit * FREE EVENT

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance administrators, directors and counselors, family & career teachers,

Dates: 10/3/2019

Please join Western Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES, along with Naviance Strategic Account Executive, Sean Kruglak & the Naviance Product Team on Thursday, October 3, 2019 as we present this special event focusing on the Naviance CCLR Framework, Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Elementary & Middle School Transition, Implementation of Rep Visits, updates and introduction of new Naviance Features concluding with various districts presenting their Naviance success stories.
Through discussion and interactive activities, participants will experience how the brain naturally perceives, categorizes and draws inferences about the world. The workshop will conclude by providing practical steps that can be utilized to address these unconscious thoughts and behaviors. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of Implicit Bias. By the end of the workshop participants will have: -Developed an improved understanding of Implicit Bias -Gained an understanding of the impact Implicit Bias can have on communication and decision making -Identified ideas of ways to reduce the impact of Implicit Bias Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WLLXj74T8EEl7rnjHQCBNXq5FjeamKZD/view?usp=sharing
"Different for the sake of different can be a waste of time." - George Couros Mathematics education should be more than problem sets. This workshop will help participants identify and create meaningful activities which will spark student curiosity, maintain engagement and promote discussion in the elementary classroom. Outcomes: ● Define and identify cognitively challenging tasks ● Create and plan lessons which align with grade level curriculum ● Explore techniques for facilitating student collaboration ● Learn/practice effective questioning techniques which advance student learning ● Math talks- using discourse to deepen conceptual understanding Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WM59ZM2JU6CRrgb0KbHqRCQIzrd3Cb38/view?usp=sharing

25. Keyboarding Without Tears Breakfast and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2019

Keyboarding Without Tears is a K-5+ digital curriculum that prepares students for computer-based testing and builds foundational keyboarding skills, typing fluency & speed within 36 weeks of grade specific instruction and cross curricular content. New upgraded features for the 2019-20 school year include: - Ditigal Citizenship Assessments, - Writing Prompts, - Dictation Activities, and - the ability for teachers to add customized content. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IcadMmzN94hKNMWC03kyaEcCqnJ26jqs/view?usp=sharing

26. Using Local Primary Sources: School Librarian & K-12 Social Studies Teacher Collaboration

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarian and Social Studies Teacher Teams

Dates: 10/3/2019

School librarians and K-12 Social Studies teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate in this professional learning workshop! Guest presenters from the NYS Archives will share how librarians and teachers can work together to integrate local primary sources into their curriculum. There will be work time during the session for teams of school librarians and SS teachers to develop lessons using local historical records. Facilitated by the NYS Archives. Lunch sponsored by Rosen Publishing. Note: This day will begin with a Liaisons' business meeting.
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! Dress for the outdoors! Sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, etc. Only for teachers who are participating in Western Suffolk BOCES Day-Use programs during the 2019-2020 school year! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14CY_vp1ddNKL2tXHTE3M5myKwRWfR3Np/view?usp=sharing
NY State schools are discovering that an evidence-based SEL program meets the State mandate for mental health instruction and provides students with the skills they need to navigate through life's challenges. Implementing a program successfully requires a thoughtful process, involving as many adults in the building as possible. Participants will learn:
• What to look for in an SEL program
• Multiple ways of implementing successfully
• How to help adults model the skills
• Ideas for building-wide awareness and support
• How to train staff and purchase materials with GRANT FUNDS from the LI Lions Quest Committee For Questions contact Joan Fretz: Joan@messagesandmindsets.com or 631-553-2620. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1stH6hV4o4pWOJZHk-Ob0-inBv9qH9Xq-/view?usp=sharing
Come learn more about the Renaissance Growth Platform (RGP) that your district will be moving to this school year. Will explore and discuss how to prepare for the new platform and learn about:
• New look and access for Star data
• Enhanced Star reports o Finding historical data o Consolidated reports for administrators and ease of use
• Creating differentiated groups
• Using Planner to support instruction with additional resources
• New dashboard
• Parental emails
• Improved Security Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhWy2fXVJ9rGJ5_5pptV9L-kVgQHhJCK/view?usp=sharing
The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition Institute provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused on Steps 1-6 the new edition. The two-day institute is designed for WRS Level I and Level II Certified teachers who were unable to attend the 2018 Conference for Wilson Certified Teachers. WRS 4th Edition Institute session topics include: -An Overview of the Wilson Reading System® Edition -A Systematic & Integrated Approach to Teaching Phonology, Morphology, and Orthography -The Study of Word Elements -Fourth Edition Materials Tour -WRS Instructor Manual and Lesson Plan Practice -Vocabulary and Wilson Words in the 4th Edition -Assessment, Accountability, and Instruction -End-of-Step Assessment Lesson Practice -Prerequisite -WRS Level I or Level II Certification Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ReAkkdyg3iTYIrbijWXkgNIz-OeQajXb/view?usp=sharing

31. MaiaLearning Introductory Webinar

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Administrators, Directors, Counselors and Support Staff

Dates: 10/7/2019

Michelle Cosner, Director of Educational Partnerships with MaiaLearning will conduct a one hour webinar reviewing all the features & benefits that MaiaLearning has to offer to your district. The follow-up will be a hands-on Lunch and Learn on Friday, January 24, 2020 Noon to 1:30 pm. Note: You can register for one or both of these events. A separate registration is required for each date.
We will be learning about the NY State Performance and Mastery data available in STAR within the Renaissance Growth Platform to focus on instructional planning and moving data to action within the classroom.
• State Standards report by class
• Star State Standards performance class and students reports
• Star diagnostic report
• New NY State Linking study
• Using Planner to choose resources aligned with NY State Standards to differentiate small group instruction Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vhWy2fXVJ9rGJ5_5pptV9L-kVgQHhJCK/view?usp=sharing
As per regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are recertified each year. This workshop will look at what we have learned from the APPR system over the past 9 years. What works and what needs to be revamped as districts and other local LEAs develop their APPR systems again. This workshop will focus on how the system has changed the look and thinking behind annual professional performance reviews. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bIE7Le9YY7mANHUEYgUKtcKiCIr92GA/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pXuL1If8hi3RRC8vBi47BZorUdVoRsim/view?usp=sharing

35. Esports in a K-12 Environment

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/10/2019

High schools are creating Esports programs to engage students, build school culture and promote career and college readiness. Please join us as we take a field trip to Bay Shore High School to see their amazing program. A sample Agenda is below: Why Esports? Developing the idea and making it a reality: Student recruitment Competitions/Leagues School events/tournaments Opportunities: Leadership Scholarships Post Secondary Community Media Coverage The Esports industry Bay Shore Esports future goals & ideas Questions/Comments etc.. PLEASE BRING IDENTIFICATION TO ENTER THE BUILDING

36. Google Applied Digital Skills presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/11/2019

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/1EasrN9JEcUpu_yt-AO_HxlxY8jKE1cn_/view?usp=sharing

37. Mathematical Mindset By Jo Boaler and more!!! presented by Matt Baruch

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/11/2019

This workshop will focus on the contents of Jo Boaler's Mathematical Mindset. Participants will learn about how to set up norms in their math class, present math work, structure math problems, guide students through them, and give feedback in a way that helps students towards a "growth mindset" and keep them there. Outcomes: 1. The Brain and the Power of Mistakes and Struggle (Brain and Learning Research) 2. Teaching Strategies to help Students 3. Creating Mathematical Mindsets 4. The 7 Messages to Give Students in Math Class 5. Carol Dweck and Dan Meyer Ideas and Applications in the Classroom 6. Takeaways that can be applied in your classroom the next day!!!! Bring your own device. Bring topics and concepts that you want to make better. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T9mdZOQA_U8rSw3rr9d8nKdo_XlylLx3/view?usp=sharing

38. iReady User Group Meeting (9:00am - 11:30am)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/11/2019

Come join us to dive into your data! Agenda:  I-Ready questions for clarity  I-Ready updates - Always Getting Better  Building Data Cultures: Show Me Your Data with Ty Holmes and Jenn Paul: Showcasing a data-driven culture through goal-setting, data-chats and growth-focused celebrations. *Participants will need a device and their log in credentials to navigate their most recent i-Ready data Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17GBaEzRTnOhKARe3Aij3_ZgdSuhG659S/view?usp=sharing
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. 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.
8:00 am registration (Please arrive on time)
No food will be provided please feel free to bring your own food and beverages.
To view the flyer please cut and paste the following link into your browser. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/18n7jh9LtNkpTNgSr6Q_Ts9jCuIXADL9d/view
Mindset can change everything. By learning with the right mindset, we can motivate students and help them to improve in the classroom. This workshop will focus on the information of mindset, methods and techniques teachers can use to encourage students and activities that can be put in place to make learning more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Outcomes:
• About Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth
• How beliefs shape learning
• How to change mindsets
• Reframing our Language - Praise the Process, Not the Person
• Open Tasks vs. Closed Tasks
• Teaching Growth Mindset to students, parents and teachers
• How to Celebrate Mistakes Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1emrvzCfEesReCR-dAO6PZq8Nu5EOH7Eb/view?usp=sharing

41. School Safety - A Common Sense Approach

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/15/2019

This workshop will discuss best practices for your school's safety including what is the proper response, safety plans, procedures and policies. The current trends in school safety will be evaluated including a review of the most up to date devices; what works and what is the most cost effective. 3 CTLE Hours. Topics will include: Safety plans (building and district) Treat assessments teams, how to start one Drills Active threat situations Rave App., blue lights, secondary location Communication between staff, students, parents, community, school district and law enforcement. Presenter: John Groshans, is a recently retired Police Officer who was on the police force for over 32 years. John began his career in the NYPD and for the last 29 years was in the Floral Park Police Department. He is a certified School Resource Officer, Police Trainer, Field Training Officer and Domestic Violence Instructor. John is a community educator who has lectured in districts throughout Long Island, and has been a featured speaker at conferences in New York, Georgia and Rhode Island. Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Hli4AVFlDOt4nSxje2_Q6QKTOaxC2hcM/view
As districts prepare students for the Global History and Geography II Regents and the new US History & Government Regents (premiering in June 2020), it is imperative that students in grades K-6 acquire and improve upon the Social Studies Skills presented and incorporated in the Social Studies Framework K-6. This session will introduce K-6 teachers to strategies that will assist in planning instruction with the Social Studies Skills in mind, whether the instruction is interdisciplinary or Social Studies focused. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for their use during this session to plan future instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U8Y08jcq2ycI9z8bbGO7g8QSG0vadHlo/view?usp=sharing

43. The Flipped Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/16/2019

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/11bj5F00otNL1dxV689n5O9Ehsn4YkAdY/view?usp=sharing
As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let's examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We'll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency. Participants will: - Engage in grade appropriate 3-act tasks and understand how the implementation of low-entry, high-scalability tasks can be used to reach all students. - Explore the use of 3-act tasks as regular practice. Participants will identify when and how these lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit. - Understand how problem-based lessons can be used within the instructional framework (opening, work session, close), and the purposeful moves required to orchestrate an effective closing session. - Identify ways in which problem-based lessons can be used as formative assessment to monitor student growth. - Connect 3-act tasks to conceptual learning and application, and the role they play in modeling with mathematics. o Content development focus: 3rd - 5th grade o Grade levels: 3rd - 6th grade teachers, support staff, coaches and administrators Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qv1s9giF6zuq0MdcEX5odCVFOOz99xMr/view?usp=sharing
Yes, spelling does count. Proper spelling conveys the "look of literacy" while poor spelling diminishes the writer's credibility and causes the reader to pay attention to mistakes rather than meaning. Many teachers in the intermediate and secondary grades don't know how to incorporate and individualize effective spelling lessons. Come and learn a variety of ways to use mini-lessons, etymology, games and puzzles, metacognition, classroom visuals, mnemonic devices, word sorts, morphology charting, air writing, and - yes, spelling rules to make students more confident and competent writers and readers. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nj8LoMv4K3cKCLepcEfe6OhfQP61YzIE/view?usp=sharing

46. Media Flex "DPS" (single login system) Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2019

Harry Chan from Media Flex will answer your questions about the DPS single login system at your school. Learn how to retrieve your school library's database use statistics. Find out how to add free databases to your database lists. Consider how to group and display databases by audience i.e. K-2, 3-5, Teacher/Parent/Professional, etc. If you have specific questions, send them to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Friday, October 11th. Media Flex will provide a Panera supper for the attendees. Current users and those who are curious are welcome.
This workshop will explore using higher level questioning techniques to encourage the use of thinking strategies in the classroom. Participants will explore the Depth of Knowledge and create questions to enhance the development of thinking skills. Training objectives:
• Participants will reflect on questioning strategies utilized in the classroom
• Explore questioning techniques and the Depth of Knowledge
• Apply newly acquired knowledge to create questions
• Discuss strategies to improve student questioning Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HZa3eefoeKM6WZR6yy1CDM_oiifDcQrQ/view?usp=sharing

48. Critical Content for Math - The Must Teach Stuff Grade 7 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 10/25/2019

WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** In this session we will briefly review the probability that the students learned in 6th grade through Algebra 1. We will then build on the probability learned using two-way tables and Venn diagrams. We will look at conditional probability, independence and the rules for probability. Next, we will expand on what was learned about data distributions, using a curve to model data, and Normal Distributions. To cap the day we will look at different types of statistical studies. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BUpbqgk_snfo1O1vs6E7yIh267MkA4Mo/view?usp=sharing

50. "New" Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/17/2019

This orientation is for school librarians who are new to the profession, new to a grade level, or who would like to learn more about the School Library System or BOCES. Experienced librarians are encouraged to attend to answer questions and provide support. Facilitated by Sara Kardasz.
"Almost all creativity involves purposeful play." --Abraham Maslow Are you interested in promoting student-centered environments where all voices are honored and agency is fostered? Join this interactive workshop to creatively embed the NYS ELA Next Generation Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers and the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards into your curriculum. Engage in purposeful play at "creation stations" that foster communication, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and amplification of voice. Connect and collaborate with colleagues; explore your creativity using various digital tools that blend poetry, wordplay, art, and technology. Showcase your work created in an interactive digital notebook and walk away with a virtual literacy toolbox of digital and non-digital resources that motivate students to develop lifelong reading and writing practices leading to amplification of student voice and self-efficacy. Engaged literacy instruction makes a difference in students' reading and writing lives. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b2Vew2z_Iact6b7jgkQD23iWRKKBMVyl/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. PLEASE NOTE:

• ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE ONE COMPLETE GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM KIT

• A K-12 supplement for Mindfulness practices will be available FOR FREE for participants shortly

• The NEW LQ High School program will be presented at the November 13th workshop. (HS program features 16 SEL lessons per year, as well as an optional service-learning leadership course) 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/1Uux0o_IBVPZkeJ4NB6pN7859gvK-mHwz/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2019 Long Island Technology & Education Summit. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices that encourage students to become aware of the present moment, focusing on the learning, to not lose oneself in the device and striking a balance between both. This registration link is for approved breakout session presenters only.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES, and Western Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2019 Long Island Technology & Education Summit. The Long Island Technology & Education Summit highlights how schools and educators from across Long Island are leveraging technology to enhance learning. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices that encourages educationally sound pedagogy. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DJIK0wkEs2Mgc9ORt9o9SosUAULTLX8m/view?usp=sharing

55. Nourishing and Fueling the Teen Athlete

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/18/2019

The purpose of this training is to encourage educators and coaches to guide athletes to approach fueling in a mindful and intuitive way, consequently ensuring positive performance and balance emotional well-being. Attendees will explore the unique and individual nutritional demands to training and competition. Nutrition for peak athletic performance as well as strategies that support and encourage healthy connections with food, mind and body will also be discussed. Presenter: Karen Sossin, MS, CDN To view flyer, please copy and paste the following link into your browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/15JHuDspqeUFt5UkfkzM4ohMxQG_-y9AW/view *8:00am registration, Please bring Photo ID. Light lunch and Breakfast will be served.**
Dr. John Hattie is leading the way with 15 years of research about what works best for learning in schools. With his synthesis of more than 800 meta-studies covering more than 80 million students, he is answering the question of what is essential for quality classroom work. This workshop will focus on how to apply his research into your classroom or school, translating Dr. Hattie's research into practical implementation. Find out what works best for Surface Learning, Deep Learning and Transfer Learning; then create your own content specific lessons for each level. Bring your own device. Bring lessons you want to change and reach more students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16PTEN5rk5b5IrBTlQRveom13GUV9RTTq/view?usp=sharing
In this workshop, through the Penn Literacy Network (PLN), based in the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE), participants learn how to address the language, literacy, and learning needs of English Language Learners in their classes through active, hands-on experiences that model the concepts and strategies that are to be applied in their schools. Practical activities are informed by research on second language acquisition, and content-based second language instruction, and they are blended with discussions of current research-based literacy concepts. Teachers explore strategies to teach reading, writing and talking across all content areas to English Learners, and work to establish literate classroom environments that are accessible to all students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12wnj5dtfdVqcNOHJRAHafZXQ7PXWOwT0/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Task Models used by NYSED test designers to construct multiple choice questions for the USHG Framework Exam, premiering in June 2020. Using these task models, teachers will be able to gather appropriate documents and construct multiple choice questions appropriate for classroom use. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JHtvZKJYk894ncLrKxcBXOOQkBErL3bF/view?usp=sharing
The writing of argument has become a main form of discourse for both the revised and new standards in ELA, Social Studies and Science. In addition, State assessments as well as Colleges and Universities expect students to be able to present a cogent, well developed written argument. During this interactive workshop, ELA and content area teachers will work together to help students present an effective argument. In addition, multiple pathways for presenting an argument will be investigated. By using protocols, participants will explore various purposes, learn how to give students the tools they need to evaluate credible evidence, and identify similarities and differences among opinion, persuasion and argument. Your students will become adept at using claims, counterclaims, multiple perspectives and an appropriate voice. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lkFxSstO2tasvxLXORScKTmDtr7DvjdO/view?usp=sharing
This BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this NYSSLS topic (or topics), current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NZSIFxGrVuGLCPqTFoMiNSW-sH2LzgQ/view?usp=sharing
This BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this NYSSLS topic (or topics), current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NZSIFxGrVuGLCPqTFoMiNSW-sH2LzgQ/view?usp=sharing
This BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this NYSSLS topic (or topics), current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NZSIFxGrVuGLCPqTFoMiNSW-sH2LzgQ/view?usp=sharing

63. Buncee presented by Tim Chung

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/22/2019

During the PD, we'll be learning how Buncee is a one-stop-shop for building media-rich lessons, reports, newsletters, presentations and so much more. We will guide you through our creation canvas, our classroom dashboard, as well as Buncee Boards!

64. NWEA® User Group (8:30am - 11:30am)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/22/2019

NWEA® and Western Suffolk BOCES invite you to participate in a unique User Group event designed specifically with you in mind. Join other NWEA partners in your area to get best practices, tips and practical support from NWEA staff and learn how districts in New York State are using MAP® Growth™ data to maximize growth for all students. These sessions are complimentary and are perfect for administrators, instructional leaders, teachers and coaches.
• Learn alongside your peers about how to build a data culture through MAP to inform responsive instruction during the round table sessions
• Take a deeper dive into the most important reports to inform instruction and track growth
• Explore how to set goals with your students using their RIT scores Please come prepared to share how you use data to inform instruction - these meetings are a great opportunity to share best practices and success stories. Seats are limited, so register today. For your convenience, these sessions will also be held at Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES. See their catalogs for dates and times.
This workshop will take a deep dive into Part 2 of the English Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time to write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts and incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zbgg0VI7W7J67jWyPza_Y3Ta7I6loohq/view?usp=sharing

66. Student & Community Engagement with Buncee in the Library

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/22/2019

This introductory workshop will showcase Buncee, a web-based creation platform, as a tool for encouraging 21st century skills in the library. Participants will see how they can easily incorporate Buncee into their libraries to empower students K-12 to demonstrate their learning as multimedia creators. Attendees will leave with ideas for using Buncee to achieve library goals such as creating book trailers; promoting library events; encouraging reading engagement and language acquisition; and more. Presented by Francesca Arturi of Buncee.
This BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this NYSSLS topic (or topics), current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NZSIFxGrVuGLCPqTFoMiNSW-sH2LzgQ/view?usp=sharing
This BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this NYSSLS topic (or topics), current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NZSIFxGrVuGLCPqTFoMiNSW-sH2LzgQ/view?usp=sharing
This BOCES 4 Science professional development session will include a deep-dive into the 3-Dimensional instructional strategies specific to this NYSSLS topic (or topics), current formative and summative assessment available, content instruction and more. Teachers will walk away prepared to begin instruction using the new science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19NZSIFxGrVuGLCPqTFoMiNSW-sH2LzgQ/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/23/2019

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/1m9TaxV-xaJAP3mdqIi7p4LGSU8GTFWV2/view?usp=sharing

71. Google Science Journal presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/23/2019

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/1HqRQQ8ZQ3rH6_IjDe7dN7v_tADqcuoUw/view?usp=sharing
This interactive, hands-on workshop that will give you tools you need to help students understand and change their behaviors tied to time management, planning and organization. You will come away with tools, strategies and practical knowledge to help students strengthen executive function skills and become more productive. Participants will:  Learn key executive functions  Explore strategies that support students with specific executive function difficulties  Observe and participate in modeling of strategies  Plan ways to implement new strategies Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Glx60Px7NJ54rE_i7RPgAtc-NZnyDS8B/view?usp=sharing

73. Microsoft Office 365 presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2019

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 Office 365 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12yTy4FvQXGVALRUN4Ta1xv3WV6bsYU5X/view?usp=sharing
Mindfulness practices have proven positive effects on learning and growth, but not all mindfulness practices resonate for everyone. This program introduces some of the science behind mindfulness and offers a variety of practical exercises that can be applied throughout the school day and with different audiences. We engage in lively discussion over how, where, and when to apply different mindfulness techniques, in order to maximize the benefit for students and teachers alike. Participants come away with a palette of options for increasing mindfulness in their classrooms and beyond. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NcitGrltvGya4D5i7Qt1Vwo8YxwumLw9/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 Friday, October 25, 2019. ***Please bring the Benchmark Kit which includes the Assessment Guide.*** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZoYtync5L3Qr9BbxTM5ydxxSsCmVeEJ7/view?usp=sharing
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/1Q6paar7hmT6ryAAAOgZXpLuIp7SdGJfR/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/1n6hlr_67yOwmK6wwX7Up9fV6MRQtNz-_/view?usp=sharing
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 Thursday, October 24, 2019. ***Please bring*** - 3-5 completed Benchmark assessments - 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/17uTC56R01dLyFXlBXSTJOaJiS2ElPr-5/view?usp=sharing

79. Critical Content for Math - The Must Teach Stuff Algebra 2 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 11/21/2019

New
WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jcwb_ZJS3MMg99v6me_56bBQf1-6hD_B/view?usp=sharing

80. Smart Strategies for Math Gr 1-6 presented by Greg Tang Jr.

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/28/2019

What do you get when you combine clever math strategies, guided math talks and model drawing strategies for word problems? Smarter, happier and more successful students! Do your students struggle with basic math facts? Do they know which operation to use when solving word problems? Do they have trouble with multistep and comparison problems or computations involving fractions and decimals? Join Greg Jr. for his exciting, new workshop - Smart Strategies. In just one day, grade 1-6 teachers will learn: 1. Greg Jr's simple, 6-step approach to model drawing, including common sense techniques for solving even the most challenging fraction, comparison, multistep and proportional reasoning word problems. 2. How to better prepare students for model drawing by using discrete and part-whole models more effectively. 3. Tips for using number talks to guide and shape student thinking while developing their computational skills and number sense. 4. Daily, classroom activities that will give EVERY student the foundational skills they need to succeed in math. Greg Tang Jr"s visual approach to solving word problems develops strong number sense and computational skills, and turns even struggling learners into confident and creative problem solvers. Math - and you - will never be the same! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k-xPxMfWfA-J3CZD_scc1NVzZ5NaNmcc/view?usp=sharing
Come learn how to run Socratic Seminars, Academic Conversations, and Student-Led Discussions in your secondary content-area classroom. Explore how to use "talking chips" to encourage student engagement, the Hot Seat method to invite other students to join in the discussion, and sentence starters/visuals to assist all of your students, including your ELLs. Leave with enough hands-on experience to run your own set of student-led conversations. Handouts will include a checklist of Outer-Circle Tasks for total class engagement and a list of steps for running student-led discussions. Leave with sentence starters to support students as they initiate their own ideas, build on someone else's, offer a different idea, ask for support or clarification, and disagree respectfully. Scaffold your ELLs when they are participating in your Gen Ed classroom without ENL support. In addition:  Participants will evaluate several video clips so they can "see" various possibilities for their own classrooms  Participants will engage in a simulation Seminar in order to personally experience the process of using "talking chips" and "a hot seat" while conducting an academic conversation **Attendees should bring a text they use in class.** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1djhowwWVbfNvjnW0BwrL-RAGJIvcDH_5/view?usp=sharing

82. Classroom Management from the Ground Up presented by Todd Whitaker

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/29/2019

New
Classroom management can make or break your teaching. Whether you have been teaching one year or twenty-one years, it is often the biggest frustration we face and it affects our teaching and job satisfaction each day. Every teacher does the best they know how when it comes to classroom management, and this session is designed so that we can all learn to be even better. This fun, high-energy workshop, based on the popular book of the same name, will help you gain effective strategies for designing, and improving your classroom management from the ground up. You'll learn how the three core aspects of classroom management can be used to build and maintain an effectively run classroom. This session will empower you to identify what is going well, adjust what needs to be improved, and feel more prepared for the unexpected. You will learn how to provide the structure and flexibility needed to the teacher you want to be and the teacher students need you to be. You'll gain specific strategies that you can immediately implement in any classroom. Come learn today and be a better classroom manager tomorrow. You'll be less stressed, more confident, and enjoy your job again. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zBtQy0urrr5uiFf6jLuygZK889XOqZCe/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/1nu0DQlm7d64jXOzX2FcQMIbVy-g9nmCD/view?usp=sharing

84. Introduction to GeoGebra presented by Tim Brzezinski

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/29/2019

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 and is permitted for use on Regents exams (with notification to NYSED). A fully charged device is necessary! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ey8flyjeTd5yLkEISeAbrivNOiTiIxLV/view?usp=sharing
iTutor would like to invite its current partners along with any districts who have an interest in partnering with us for a User Group Breakfast. Some topics that will be covered are:
• Updates to our Learning Management System
• iTutor Case Studies
• New Educator Updates
• Tour of iTutor's Proprietary SAT online platform
• iTutor's Accreditation
• New Services
• New Internal Help Department
• How to customize a program for your district
• Best practices for becoming a partner Breakfast will be provided. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dDSP3DmJ45wsVu8UEY8ULpr-_qZUkisE/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/1J2bF3P385Gdkd6N6TyU7xP5C9YsUbJ7E/view?usp=sharing
This session will introduce participants to the Social Studies-ELA curriculum that is offered through subscription by Putnam-North Westchester BOCES. Attendees will be guided through the various features contained in the curriculum and will be shown how this curriculum integrates both the Social Studies Practices and the ELA standards for grade levels K-8. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the offerings within their grade level to plan for future instruction. Attendees are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hJERA_eEUfdvW8TH92H-eym2B9mDS2nU/view?usp=sharing

88. LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Intro Course

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/30/2019

Led by a certified LEGO Education Academy Trainer, this course will prepare you to teach STEM using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3. Experience how you can facilitate inspiring hands-on lessons that support your students to both achieve curriculum goals and boost 21st century skills like creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving in a collaborative environment. Make yourself familiar with the basics of the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 hardware, software and curriculum resources. Build your first robot, begin programming, and solve problems using STEM skills following the same suggested getting started approach and resources you can use to introduce your students to STEM using EV3. The course will be facilitated through fun and engaging training experiences that will give you a fundamental introduction to the LEGO Education approach to learning and what we mean by Learning through Play. Each activity will be followed by reflection and discussion on methodology, curriculum areas, application and differentiation in your classroom. DON'T DELAY! REGISTER TODAY TO AVOID WORKSHOP CANCELLATION! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 1ST. Each participant needs to attend with their own EV3 Robotics kit/device Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ftGvd1OevVXuy_kw5vNQolZNwo_Oz6_X/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed as a refresher for teachers who have been using the PNW BOCES Social Studies-ELA curriculum. Attendees will be guided through the updates that have been recently added to the curriculum, as well as how this curriculum addresses the Social Studies Practices within each grade level. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the offerings within their grade level to plan for future instruction. Attendees are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x-NtwoqN8KuNWWhc7PvnfgdJaY3eayYB/view?usp=sharing
This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zZQzSpI3MMZPo53RaWG7_5SjTR-f79CA/view

91. Vaping 101-102 **SAVE THE DATE**

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/31/2019

Spend the day with John T. Martin, Supervising Public Health Educator from the Suffolk County Department of Health, Office of Health Education as he unpacks everything you need to know about vaping including 1)Health Effects- Known and Suspected 2) Nicotine and the Adolescent Brain 3) Addiction and Withdrawal 4) Refusal Skills 5) Treatment Suggestions and Resources 6) Updating School Tobacco Policy and 7) The Role of the School Personnel. John is a dynamic presenter who will provide a comprehensive look at the state of vaping in our community. Registration starts at 8AM. FLYER COMING SOON
Explore how ClassLink allows you to make better use of your digital resources by eliminating sign-in frustrations, get real-time analytics to see how your investments are being used, and discover time-saving solutions for safely and securely delivering student enrollment rosters to providers. The following topics will be covered:
•Single Sign On: One-Click Access to 6,000+ digital learning resources and business tools
•One-Click access to shared files across school drives and cloud storage
•Analytics for informing strategic-level decisions, ROI tools and time on task
•Roster Server for delivering class rosters to vendors via open data standards
•Automated account provisioning with OneSync to AD, Google and/or Azure/Office 365
•Resource portal will assist with ED 2D Law
•Parent portal Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fCS6iZiAPxrYK1PM45YYKPPW3gdeUTej/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents adopted the newly revised Mathematics Learning Standards on September 11, 2017. The new standards have been the result of over two years of collaborative work to ensure New York State has the best learning standards for our students. The New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017) reflect revisions, additions, vertical movement, and clarifications to the current mathematics standards. These mathematics standards, collectively, are focused and cohesive-designed to support student access to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts that are necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics, while providing educators the opportunity to devise innovative programs to support this endeavor. This session will build upon what was started with CCSS and revise to meet the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
• Bring your current curriculum and/or scope and sequence
• Bring your own device
• Bring an open mind Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/160eYMK0QaXb7g4Uf9yxlrGI2NZ4cyo_7/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents adopted the newly revised Mathematics Learning Standards on September 11, 2017. The new standards have been the result of over two years of collaborative work to ensure New York State has the best learning standards for our students. The New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017) reflect revisions, additions, vertical movement, and clarifications to the current mathematics standards. These mathematics standards, collectively, are focused and cohesive-designed to support student access to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts that are necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics, while providing educators the opportunity to devise innovative programs to support this endeavor. This session will build upon what was started with CCSS and revise to meet the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
• Bring your current curriculum and/or scope and sequence
• Bring your own device
• Bring an open mind Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/160eYMK0QaXb7g4Uf9yxlrGI2NZ4cyo_7/view?usp=sharing

95. Co-Teaching: An Introduction presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/4/2019

Whether this is your first time co-teaching or your first time with a new co-teaching partner, this workshop is tiered to meet your needs. Participants will: -Explore the 6 models of co-teaching -Learn the pros and cons of each co-teaching model -Develop strategies for team communication -Engage in activities that reinforce the information presented -Experience each co-teaching model while learning -Plan lessons using co-teaching models (for workshops longer than one day) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yJvAMAg6iLXDkO9aO6KqZg4Qed2XqKrO/view?usp=sharing
STUDENTS LEARN DIFFERENTLY TODAY. This workshop will help teachers bridge the gap between classroom instruction and the way students learn. What are the expectations of teachers' work inside the classroom? What are the expectations of students' work outside of the classroom? This workshop will introduce and implement the transformation of teaching. We will explore and develop new lessons with the primary emphasis on teaching the way students learn. Productively Noisy Classroom, Student Collaboration Techniques, Technology, Summarizing, Fluency Activities and Activity Stations, Various note taking techniques and Classroom seating variations will be developed. This workshop will revitalize and motivate teachers to be great at their art. Don't miss out. Objectives: 1. Flipped Classroom Instruction = TRIPLE LEARNING GAINS & QUADRUPLE TEACHER/STUDENT INTERACTION 2. Utilizing Plickers for real-time formative assessment data & interactive classroom 3. Deconstruction of complex problems-How to create a cooperative learning environment 4. How to utilize Rotation Stations, Jig-Saw, Grouping, Classroom Seating Arrangement 5. Foldable Notebooks 6. How to teach to ALL Learning Styles 7. How to praise student work - MINDSET 8. Transforming Digital Immigrant Instructors teaching to Digital Native Students (Technology) 9. How to use Fluency Activities and Activity Stations 10. Webpage Design & Development Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Laptop, table or mobile device highly recommended Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iglh-IiGI5yR5CP_o-CsyCt1BDp9xTjz/view?usp=sharing

97. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade 1 presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/4/2019

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Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction.  Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used  Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning  Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit  Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials This workshop is appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xgvwj8_FmlzbTKifNpP2wNyPRf7XTVh3/view?usp=sharing

98. Long Island Student Support Team Conference (LISST) 2019

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/5/2019

Responding to a Changing World
Long Island Student Support Team (LISST) Conference- Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES would like, once again, to invite all School Counselors, Psychologists, Social Worker, and other support team members to participate in the 2019 LISST Conference. Our theme, "Responding to a Changing World", will focus on Guidance regulations, new mental health mandates and practices, mindfulness and topics that address the overall well-being of students. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices among school professionals in this field.

99. Fifteenth Annual School Nurse Election Day Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/5/2019

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The annual school nursing workshop will provide school nurses with current clinical information that affects the practice of school nursing and the delivery of school health services including the management of chronic and acute student illnesses, injuries and other health-related barriers that impact on optimal learning experiences and potential. In its fifteenth year, this popular event offers school nurses the opportunity to keep updated in their field, to network with other school nurses and to better plan, access and utilize current school nursing/school health models and delivery systems. Scheduled Presentations: * Concussions - Care and Updates for the School Nurse * Self-Injury and Cutting - A School Nurse's Approach * Review of New Regulations for the Delivery of Health Services, Guidelines, Screenings, Referrals, Forms. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oyO9YO8ZlAvOkvIbEy56Gb8KP7PRHrYT/view

100. Long Island School Library Systems' 6th Regional Institute

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/5/2019

This year's Institute will be held at the Radisson Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788; November 5, 2019; 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. The theme for the Institute is "S.P.A.R.K. Connections - Chapter 6". This unique professional development opportunity for school librarians will cover timely topics of interest. Attendees will develop their knowledge from a variety of administrators and colleagues during the course of the day to improve their curriculum and practice for the upcoming year. A continental breakfast allows time to talk to colleagues and vendors about the topics of the day in a relaxed atmosphere. The morning session for all will be Dr. Barbara Stripling as we explore "Re-Imagining Information Fluency for our Students." A mid-day lunch and Keynote with Cheryl Wills, and afternoon breakout sessions will further the learning journey. Please visit the joint School Library Systems LibGuides at http://nasboces.libguides.com/FallInstitute for the agenda and other information.

101. Introduction to GeoGebra presented by Tim Brzezinski

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/6/2019

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 and is permitted for use on Regents exams (with notification to NYSED). A fully charged device is necessary! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RwYboHffKLeuPcxE3dS7FaI8rR2xXBtg/view?usp=sharing