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1. SETC: School Yard Field Trip

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/1/2021

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Asynchronous Professional Development  6 CTLE Credits March 1-26, 2021 Google Classroom Link will be sent the day before Join instructors from the Outdoor Environmental Education Program of Western Suffolk BOCES to learn how to use your schoolyard as an outdoor space for standards based, nature based, hands-on field trips in support of your elementary science curriculum.    Quarantines, hybrid schedules and closures have changed the way we teach - for both students and teachers, screen time is at a maximum. During this asynchronous professional development instructors will demonstrate the use of natural resources in the schoolyard to illustrate science concepts in real life.  Participants will read and respond to current research about the benefits of outdoor education using mechanisms that include, but are not limited to, discussion boards and Flipgrid.  Teachers will receive lessons for immediate implementation, share student response to the lessons, and participate in a discussion surrounding these lessons.  This PD will culminate in the development and implementation of a schoolyard field trip by each participant, followed by peer sharing and feedback.  

2. Enhancing Remote Learning with Peer Interaction K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/2/2021

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Explore routines and strategies that promote student interaction to enhance content and language development in a remote learning environment, while also cultivating meaningful student discourse and increasing student engagement through collaborative tasks. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The first training is a 3-hour 100% online training. It is asynchronous-participants may access and complete the training on their own any time between March 1 and March 15, 2021. Sexuality Education Essentials is designed to support teachers and school professionals who are teaching and/or supporting sexuality education with best practice strategies, resources and skills. Eligible for 3 CTLE hours. The second 2-hour training is Rights, Respect, Responsibility (3Rs) Sexuality Education Curriculum Training. 3Rs is a K-12 sexuality education curriculum that seeks to address both the functional knowledge related to sexuality and the specific skills necessary to adopt healthy behaviors. YOU MUST COMPLETE SEXUALITY EDUCATION ESSENTIALS TRAINING TO PARTICIPATE IN 3RS TRAINING. 100% online and asynchronous-participants may access and complete the training on their own time between March 16 and 29, 2021. The training provides a review of the 3R's curriculum and best practice training documents (you will receive a print copy of the materials and the level of the curriculum you indicate by mail prior to the start date, as well as links to access the curriculum and materials digitally. Eligible for 2 CTLE hours. Scholarships are available to cover full cost of the professional development, 30 scholarships are available, first come first serve. Apply by clicking on this link: https://cloud.astihosted.com/GVB/FormsV2/Public/Forms/SubmitCustomForm.asp?fid=GUQ31312332111112&IsResubmit=&fiid=&ViewNumber=&Status=complete and submit the scholarship application form. Application deadline is February 19, 2021 or when 30 applications have been funded. Once completed scholarships are reviewed and approved, applicants will be notified of their status and the registration fee of approved recipients will be paid directly to Western Suffolk BOCES. Questions contact: Dorothy Thearle-dthearle@wsboces.org. Please view flyer for all info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PSAhn7bO4MrQMBuU7poeW1v27KR7WVtd/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: Topics of discussion will be designed around the suggestions of the supervisors and will be announced after the first meeting. Districts are currently required to have a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program in place for this school year. The next step for each program will be to ensure growth, evaluation of activities and the developmental nature of the program, and change to meet the needs of the district population. The goal of the Network is to provide support for new and experienced supervisors, and giving school counselors the opportunity to meet. 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
The shift of teaching and learning from in-person to remote/hybrid has greatly impacted how we support students' academic progress. The relationships, routines, and resources that are the foundation for effective partnerships between families and the school community now require a new approach. In this session, we'll begin to explore the family partnerships and best practices that establish a thriving learning environment for all students. 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/1n7iWCZL-cnEV06vr3EKIqbmg1x7-U9RQ/view?usp=sharing
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon writing 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. This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Central Idea/Supportive Details: Many students do not know how formulate a thesis statement and then support it with relevant details. Instead, students with poor academic writing skills are likely to pour out anything they know in a very general manner and then repeat themselves. This webinar will offer strategies using sentence frames (templates) for thesis statements in various genres of academic writing; and specific kinds of supportive details: examples, cause and effect statements, comparison-contrast statements, working definitions, references to reputable authorities. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

7. Enhancing Remote Learning with Peer Interaction K-12 **ONLINE** - 3:30-4:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/3/2021

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Explore routines and strategies that promote student interaction to enhance content and language development in a remote learning environment, while also cultivating meaningful student discourse and increasing student engagement through collaborative tasks. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

8. SETC: Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/3/2021

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ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way.

9. Google Forms **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/3/2021

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Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses. This webinar will focus on ways to use Forms when teaching from home. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

10. Latin and Greek Word Roots **ONLINE** presented by Amy Benjamin - 9-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/4/2021

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Knowledge about Latin and Greek roots helps us figure out unfamiliar words, deepens our understanding of words, and helps us cluster related words in our brains, which facilitates retrieval. This workshop will equip teachers with strategies that teach Latin and Greek word roots in engaging ways that do not rely upon memorizing lists. Topics will include: using visuals, games and puzzles, etymology, and connections between English and Latin-based languages, especially Spanish. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This webinar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Sarah will discuss ways to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year and share key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit. She will also discuss how to develop simple lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

12. The 4th Annual Long Island Model Schools Forum - for WS BOCES COMPONENT DISTRICTS ONLY - 9-10:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/4/2021

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HOW IT STARTED VS HOW ITS GOING: THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Three Long Island districts will share their journey of the pandemic from the start to the present. They will discuss what they learned, what they would keep going forward and what they would discontinue once schools return to normal. Sachem School District - Will share information on their successful "Tech Tuesdays”, which focuses on current trends and district needs, resulting in a digital repository of resources. Valley Stream High School District - Will discuss how planning, targeted professional development and teacher choice helped their district stay on track during the pandemic and formed their future tech goals. Cold Spring Harbor School District - Will focus on how videoconferencing (Zoom) has had a positive impact on teaching and administrative tasks. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with ways to structure online math lessons using NYS Assessment questions so students develop students' strong habits of mind, such as perseverance and deeper conceptual thinking, instead of simply seeking the correct solution. Teaching NYS Math Assessment questions online involves developing lesson plans and online communities that lead to true understanding, attainable content, proficiency, and mastery. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide strategies that make educators more aware of the potential traps that capture unintended outcomes and provide educators with interventions that need to be put in place to avoid academic pitfalls. After this webinar, teachers will know how to seamlessly implement NYS Assessment questions into online lessons using the practices of productive struggle. 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.

14. Delving Deeper with Animal Research 3-8 **ONLINE** presented by Sarah Cordova - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/4/2021

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Are you looking for something more than the traditional "all about animals'' writing unit of study? While the Next Generation Learning Standards ask all students in grades K-12 to craft informational writing, there are no boundaries to the genres that students can explore in reaching those standards. This workshop will explore the various genres and structures that can be used in the informational text type. We will look at various mentor texts, teaching points, websites, and authors that can help guide our students to a writing experience that will have readers wanting more. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

15. Strategies for Increasing Student Motivation K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/4/2021

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This webinar will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The 2020 election has been unlike any other in modern U.S. history. Having taken place in the shadow of a global pandemic and heightened polarization, the election's results were not immediately clear, as states continue to count mail-in and early ballots and the prospect of court disputes, protests, and counterprotests lingers in the weeks ahead. This election also created unprecedented interest, investment, and engagement among young people. So, how can educators build on this energy and motivate students to stay involved? Topic Overviews: - Understanding a Controversial Election - Engaging in Civil Discourse and Understanding Each Other - Navigating a Partisan Media Landscape - What's Next? Civic Engagement Beyond Election Day Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1-1/2 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

17. SLSA Statewide School Librarian Recruitment event

Program: School Library System

Audience: Anyone interested in pursuing a School Librarian certification

Dates: 3/8/2021

Join us for an informational evening with six of the graduate schools in New York State that have school librarian certification programs. You will hear from program directors at Long Island University, Queens College, St. John Fisher College, Syracuse University, University at Albany, and the University at Buffalo. There will also be a short presentation regarding pathways to certification. This is an online event. Access information will be sent the day of the event. Please register at least 24 hours before the start of the event.
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. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

19. Enhancing Remote Learning with Teacher Presence K-12 **ONLINE** - 3:30-4:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/9/2021

Discover the essential role that teacher presence plays in remote learning by using Savvas program resources to create videos and written messages to strengthen the rapport with students and supplement independent and collaborative student work. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

20. Library and Classroom Coordination: Improving Reading Outcomes in Non-Fiction

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/9/2021

Readorium, a leading creator of non-fiction texts in Science, will demonstrate how to use their unique leveled chapter books and extensive magazine articles to promote engagement with science learning while giving students the necessary skills that they can apply to all non-fiction subjects. This resource is geared for grades 3 to 8. In this presentation, you will learn how students can use this material for book reports, subject area research, and exploration into areas of interest. Supporting material for educators include a research guide, citation directions, and other tools to assist them in coordinating the efforts between library skills and curriculum content. Facilitated by Harriet Isecke, CEO and Founder of Readorium.
What is and isn't SEL? What is your why in implementing SEL? In this session, we will work together to develop a shared definition of SEL; consider the research underpinning SEL; and explore the benefits and positive outcomes of SEL for staff, students, families, and other adults working with students. In addition, we will examine the relationship between SEL and academic learning and provide a high-level overview of strategies to implement SEL in culturally responsive ways. 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/1hphJoCm2h7RhkyuroC6hJTtodNkfumdX/view?usp=sharing
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 struggled with distance and in person learning as they 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. ⦁ Discover the educational outcomes and prevalence of ADHD ⦁ Gain perspective and understanding of ADHD from different stages of development from elementary to adulthood ⦁ Understand executive functioning and how it relates to students' ability to self-regulate ⦁ Critically review how delaying gratification increases self-regulation (self-control) ⦁ Discuss how to use visual charts paired with actionable strategies ⦁ Learn to teach self-monitoring as a strategy to meet with success ⦁ Understand how ADHD impacts students socially and academically in school ⦁ Understand executive functioning and how it relates to students' ability to self-regulate ⦁ Critically review how delaying gratification increases self-regulation (self-control) ⦁ Be prepared to use practical interventions to increase focus and decrease distractions from outside stimuli ⦁ Learn to teach self-monitoring as a strategy to meet with success Suggest 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 3 hours CTLE credit. 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed.

23. Enhancing Remote Learning with Teacher Presence K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2021

Discover the essential role that teacher presence plays in remote learning by using Savvas program resources to create videos and written messages to strengthen the rapport with students and supplement independent and collaborative student work. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour 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 writing skills for academic success. This two-hour interactive webinar addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Using an Academic Voice: Academic writing is not just the written form of spoken language. Academic text uses a different level of vocabulary; complex sentence structure that involves various conjunctions and words that express relationships; and other conventions that meet the expectations of teachers (not peers). This webinar will help teachers specify the difference between casual speech and academic writing and will include tools for making that transition. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In this workshop, Joan Fretz introduces her new school climate book, co-authored with Drs. Purkey and Novak, the creators of Invitational Theory and Practice. Developing Inviting Schools: A Beneficial Framework for Teaching and Leading, is a practical way for all educators to reflect on, and reimagine what they do and how they do it. The authors provide a simple, but not simplistic framework that offers real-life responses to challenges like faculty morale, communication, relationships, school safety, conflict management, student behavior, motivation, and school success. Endorsed by renown education researcher, Dr. John Hattie, Developing Inviting Schools helps everyone in a school become more aware of the words and actions they chose, and guides the development of places, policies, programs, and processes that positively influence the self-concept and behaviors of all stakeholders. Learn how to implement like-minded school climate initiatives and discipline policies that support a socially and emotionally healthy school. All participants will receive a copy of the book. School leaders and their SEL/school climate committee members are encouraged to attend. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Self-care is an essential practice for self-preservation, especially in times of heightened stress. Meaningful and impactful care is more than just "treating yourself” to a luxury, but rather an essential and consistent practice that helps you refill your emotional well. In this program, we'll discuss strategies for tending to yourself and be intentional with your care plan to achieve better emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Participants come away with a fresh understanding of what self-care means and how it helps them do their best work as compassionate and supportive educators and school professionals. 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.
In her signature workshop, Peggy Rakas helps teachers measurably improve job satisfaction and increase their classroom effectiveness. We will examine lessons from master teachers and coaches that can be implemented in the classroom and study ways to develop a more positive, grateful, and centered attitude that will benefit both teacher and student. Attendees report that they leave inspired and motivated, and long-term results include happier and more engaged students and teachers, more productive classrooms, and healthier students, teachers, staff, and administrators. Participants receive suggestions for sustainable mindfulness and gratitude practices and will go home with engaging ideas, clearer goals, and practical exercises for improving one's outlook on life. Presenter: Peggy Rakas is a lifelong educator who has personally experienced the benefits of positive psychology in her classroom. She is a certified Positive Psychology Life Coach. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/10rStC51OD3u5sx3nDhbahZXXO56J2CT9/view?usp=sharing
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.

29. Google Slides Virtual Classroom **ONLINE** presented by Michele Kerr - 4:30-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2021

This 1.5 hours 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. Virtual Classrooms can be easily added to Google Stream or Classwork tabs in Google Classroom. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

30. NearPod **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2021

Nearpod can help teachers to engage students and get instant insights into learning, even when classrooms aren't together. Participants will be coached through setting up an account and adopting and adapting premade lessons. Bring your questions for a live Q&A after the webinar to provide additional support . Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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.

32. School Library System Liaison meeting & Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 3/11/2021

Note: This day will begin with a Liaisons' Business meeting. "Britannica Tools to Support English Learners” presented by Courtney France, Britannica Education Consultant. Explore content in Britannica School and Escolar (free on NOVELNY) to support ELLs. Followed by "Strategies for Teaching ELLs Using FactCite Resources” presented by Daiva Berzinskas, ELL Teacher at the Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Will present a basic overview of how to design strategies for ELLs using FactCite resources. 2 HOURS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION CTLE All school librarians are welcome to attend the PD part of the meeting.
Teachers who know the basics of Socratic Seminar teaching will come away with at least two new texts that are relevant to the problems we face today. We will also use this time to share successes and questions for bringing the seminar into the virtual classroom. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
We welcome you to attend our 1 hour workshop from 11-12 which will be focused on supporting K-8 teachers/students with the unfortunate loss of learning that has resulted from the pandemic. During our session, we will be covering some great work that we are doing with the guidance of Student Achievement Partners in developing a comprehensive 6 week Summer school course that will be built online and in print and will include pre and post assessments, interactive lessons with engaging content, and teacher guidance documents for grades k-8. We will also be showcasing some new tools from envision math, built around the Next Generation Math Standards, such as our new norm referenced assessment that was designed by West Ed which is now entirely connected to the content in envision Math. As important, we will be covering some of the great digital tools to support teachers and students to personalize instruction for all learners. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with ways to structure online math lessons using NYS Assessment questions so students develop students' strong habits of mind, such as perseverance and deeper conceptual thinking, instead of simply seeking the correct solution. Teaching NYS Math Assessment questions online involves developing lesson plans and online communities that lead to true understanding, attainable content, proficiency, and mastery. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide strategies that make educators more aware of the potential traps that capture unintended outcomes and provide educators with interventions that need to be put in place to avoid academic pitfalls. After this webinar, teachers will know how to seamlessly implement NYS Assessment questions into online lessons using the practices of productive struggle. 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.

36. Book Creator **ONLINE** presented by Michele Fisk - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/11/2021

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have students practice their writing skills by crafting a digital book with multiple forms of expression. During this class, participants will be guided through: setting up a free account, navigating the application, and creating digital ebooks. We will also discuss options that are available for paid subscriptions. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This 1.5 hours remote training 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. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
How do we create inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all students that allow them to succeed in a remote or hybrid classroom? This session will introduce high impact strategies that foster a successful and productive learning environment for all students, with additional considerations for students with disabilities. This session will also introduce strategies for helping students access digital content in a virtual environment, including applying principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and accessibility features that are available on your students' devices to help them access the virtual classroom successfully. 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/1fo_gE4oXYrkVND8KwVJNpheYaXDDVROM/view?usp=sharing
Does incorporating differentiated instruction strategies overwhelm you? Are you looking for a way to differentiate for the range of students in your classroom that provides many options? The use of choice boards could be just what you are looking for. This workshop will provide you with examples of choice boards and an opportunity to create your own. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Shifting to Online Instruction requires districts and schools to consider many aspects even before students can begin to learn. The structures and routines that are set up are critical to the future success of teachers and students. This session will provide the considerations to be made prior to shifting and provide extensive resources to assist Districts and Schools with these decisions. 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/1PzibQImvPEcJEWH4214tAJ0k0dTykxvr/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed to assist all teachers in understanding how to make content comprehensible for ELLs/MLLs. Specifically, the session will focus on helping teachers understand how language impacts learning and specific ways to create meaning for students who speak other languages. Strategies will include using visuals, experiences, and home language support to improve student achievement. 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/1PSkXMkY0-V-mDs7yP9P97gLMENEvYSGt/view?usp=sharing
Investigate approaches to achieve learning outcomes and personalize learning experiences through virtual conferences with students, while also developing strategies for providing students verbal and written feedback. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

44. Enhancing Remote Learning through Conferring and Feedback K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2021

Investigate approaches to achieve learning outcomes and personalize learning experiences through virtual conferences with students, while also developing strategies for providing students verbal and written feedback. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

45. FREE Savvas Professional Development Session Gr 6-8 - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2021

As a result of your district purchasing Savvas materials through Western Suffolk BOCES your teachers are entitled to participate in the following FREE professional development Sessions. This session is only for districts who purchased materials through Western Suffolk BOCES. During these sessions a Savvas trainer will go over different features of the Savvas platform and curriculum materials. Additionally, we encourage participants to come to the sessions with questions so that they can be answered. THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Brentwood, North Babylon, Eastport-South Manor, Deer Park, and Cold Spring Harbor Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.

46. School Librarians & Public Librarians Meet-Up with Sharon Phillips (ES, MS/JHS and Children's Librarians)

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians - Elem, MS, JHS

Dates: 3/17/2021

Sharon Phillips of the NYS Division of Library Development Services & Youth Services will share about the upcoming summer reading program. School and public librarians will consider ways that they can collaborate to promote summer reading. If time allows, additional topics may be discussed.

47. School Librarians & Public Librarians Meet Up with Sharon Phillips (High School and Young Adult Librarians)

Program: School Library System

Audience: High School Librarians

Dates: 3/17/2021

High School and Young Adult librarians will meet with Sharon Phillips of the NYS Division of Library Development Services & Youth Services to discuss the upcoming summer reading program. School and public librarians will consider ways that they can collaborate to promote summer reading. If time allows, other topics may be discussed.
Dates- March 17 - March 31 3 hours Synchronous- March 17 3:30-4:30pm, March 24 3:30-4:30pm, March 31 3:30-4:30pm (MUST ATTEND ALL THREE SYNCHRONIZED MEETINGS TO RECEIVE CREDIT) 3 hours Asynchronous- Complete Collaborative/individual assignments (ALL Assignments must be completed to receive credit) In order to access the Google Classroom, you will need a personal Google Account. Your School account will not work for this course. Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators This workshop will explore using higher level questioning techniques to encourage the use of thinking strategies in the classroom. Participants will investigate the research of educators such as John Hattie and Kath Murdoch. 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 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

49. FREE Savvas Professional Development Session K-5 - 3:30-4:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2021

As a result of your district purchasing Savvas materials through Western Suffolk BOCES your teachers are entitled to participate in the following FREE professional development Sessions. This session is only for districts who purchased materials through Western Suffolk BOCES. During these sessions a Savvas trainer will go over different features of the Savvas platform and curriculum materials. Additionally, we encourage participants to come to the sessions with questions so that they can be answered. THIS SESSION IS ONLY OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL DISTRICTS: Brentwood, North Babylon, Eastport-South Manor, Deer Park, and Cold Spring Harbor Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
Often teacher assistants and teacher aides are asked to carry out job responsibilities with very little support and training. This workshop provides paraprofessionals with concrete strategies for developing their own "bag of tricks”. Participants will learn techniques for facilitating learning and providing support for challenging behaviors, while fostering independence with students. Opportunities to problem-solve real classroom scenarios will be provided. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

51. SETC: Increasing Family Engagement to Promote the Achievement of ELLs

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/17/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the homeschool connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement.

52. FlipGrid **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2021

FlipGrid is the perfect tool for K-12 distance learning. This free online video response system, from Microsoft, allows students to share ideas and learn together. In response to teacher prompts students create short authentic videos. Participants will be coached through: setting up an account, and adopting and adapting pre-made lessons. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
While equity and the practice of cultural responsiveness is a focus in many schools today, the shift to remote/hybrid instruction has created an even greater need. Addressing issues of inequity and ensuring that all students have what they need to succeed can seem exacerbated when students are not physically present in school. This introductory module defines equity and equality in order to set the purpose for cultural responsiveness in remote/hybrid learning environments. 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/1zWOjF9Yq0ogKvxm6QsXLssOa07gUCXN1/view?usp=sharing
This FREE workshop serves as an introduction to Joan Fretz's recommended strategies for creating a nonjudgmental way of communicating our feelings and needs and improving our personal and professional conversations. It is a foundational skill for all school adults during these challenging times and positively influences the success of any school climate initiative. Participants will learn how to: (1) say what you observe happening without evaluation, (2) listen for and acknowledge the feelings and needs of others, (3) state your needs, and (4) make requests instead of demands. This simple process provides a consistent way for all staff to develop respectful and trusting relationships while getting their own needs met. Developing safe and healthy schools begins with how we all message each other. Examples of how to use this approach in personal and professional communication will be included. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
What do we mean by "Math talks”? Math talks are classroom conversations about mathematics which allows teachers to gain insight into student thinking. This allows teachers to provide guidance to students by identifying and clarifying misconceptions, as well as advance student thinking toward deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. This workshop will help teachers build a classroom community of inquiry and problem- solving built on trust in which students and teachers are able to exchange ideas through speaking...whether classes are virtual or in person! Outcomes: -Create a classroom community that supports student effort and perseverance -Set goals for learning - select tasks with high cognitive demand, anticipate student misconceptions -Practice effective questioning techniques to advance student thinking - Select student work to clarify thinking, Deconstruct mistakes effectively, Clarify misconceptions Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will provide educators with current information and strategies for effectively supporting students with ASD. Participants will learn the latest research surrounding ASD and strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, meeting social needs and providing dynamic academic supports for students with ASD. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
New to Flipgrid, or just want a refresher? During this class, participants will be guided through: setting up accounts, navigating the application, creating and adapting pre-made lessons. We will discuss using Flipgrid in various learning environments. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This session is designed to assist teachers in developing document pair questions in the style of Part 2 of the GHG II Regents. After this session, teachers will be well equipped to create banks of questions for use during the school year for student practice and/or student exams. Links 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Divisional Administrator of Professional Development, 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.

62. OverDrive/SORA Q & A session

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists and Administrators

Dates: 3/24/2021

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The OverDrive Education Team will answer your questions related to SORA. Send any questions to the School Library System by March 22nd.

63. Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/24/2021

Looking for engaging activities to motivate your learning-at-home students? Go beyond the Google Apps launcher and learn what other tools are available. 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. or explore world languages on their own. Participants will be acquainted with over 40 innovative tools. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Do you struggle with how to get all your students to actively participate in discussions? Do you find that you have the same students answering your questions and engaging in discussions, while other students rarely respond? This workshop will teach you the skills you need to actively engage all learners. Techniques and strategies such as Bloom's Taxonomy, questioning through choice boards, Depth of Knowledge, and Socratic seminars will be explored. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

65. Google Classroom **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/31/2021

Google Classroom is a learning management system widely used across Long Island. It's the perfect tool for K-12 teachers to deliver instruction in these challenging times. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access, and assess assignments quickly. Participants will be coached through setting up a classroom and making assignments. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Understanding the essential role problem-based learning (PBL) plays in developing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency, we gather in this session to explore ways to strengthen PBL in remote and blended learning models. With problem-based learning as the anchor, we will explore remote learning strategies that enhance inquiry, using it to give purpose to the work students do independently and with peers. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: 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
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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Understanding the essential role problem-based learning (PBL) plays in developing conceptual understanding and procedural fluency, we gather in this session to explore ways to strengthen PBL in remote and blended learning models. With problem-based learning as the anchor, we will explore remote learning strategies that enhance inquiry, using it to give purpose to the work students do independently and with peers. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

70. Building Character Strengths - Workshop for Teachers K-12

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/7/2021

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Research tells us that the most successful students and teachers are the hardest working and not necessarily the most talented. This workshop will look at ways to nurture a strong work ethic, perseverance, zest, and passion to help both students and teachers succeed in school and life. We will examine the book "Grit” by Angela Duckworth and study lessons from great coaches, master teachers, and military leaders. Participants will take the VIA Character Survey and leave with ideas on how students and teachers can best work with our strengths to support our goals. Presenter: Peggy Rakas is a lifelong educator who has personally experienced the benefits of positive psychology in her classroom. She is a certified Positive Psychology Life Coach. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Mzoz2A7ENqLYG9UTRSobSDZ6IQzxB4Uz/view?usp=sharing
How can you differentiate using distance learning platforms? What's the process? The purpose of this webinar is to assist math educators in designing and creating a differentiated distance learning math lesson using e-learning platforms like Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, etc. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide teachers with a step by step process of what it takes to create a standards-based individualized lesson incorporating activities for struggling learners to highest achievers, and potential online resources they can implement in their e-learning platforms. After this webinar, teachers will have their own differentiated distance learning math lesson, which will incorporate standards-based activities, intervention activities, and assessments for learning. 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.
This webinar will increase your knowledge and understanding of proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors. Participants will come away with practical strategies to help students with challenging behaviors. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This session is designed for teachers who are interested in learning the formats that are used for multiple choice questions on the GHG II and the USHG Framework Regents exams. Teachers will be introduced to the 18 Task Models and will given some practice time to create questions for their courses. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators 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 Distance Learning and Online Lessons to 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 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.
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.
HyperDocs are an innovative way to create engaging and differentiated lessons using technology. This workshop will familiarize participants with Social Studies activities for distance learning or the physical classroom using HyperDocs lessons. The activities will include ideas for formative assessment as well as creative projects that both students and teachers will enjoy. Participants will Explore how various applications and extensions can be used in the Social Studies classroom to enrich/support knowledge of content. Examine the use of technology to improve reading comprehension. Explore how technology can be used for engaging writing assignments. Discuss how technology can be used to provide formative assessment in easy and relevant ways. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Interested in learning how Part 2 of the GHG II (Constructed Response Questions - CRQs) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 2 questions for the upcoming GHG II exams. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

78. Diving Into Differentiation K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/14/2021

This workshop will teach the necessary tools for meeting the needs, capacities and skills of the diverse learners in the K-12 classroom. Participants will learn the components that compromise differentiated instruction, explore strategies to differentiate the four quadrants of differentiation and plan lessons that incorporate the strategies and information presented. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
It is often not, what you say, but how you say it. At the root of all communication is confidence. Learn how preparation, voice, pitch, eye contact, inflection, and body language are all part of how you communicate. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d4ilCqT5-4aCxZOqS5tM8-SLqqXiqhZ4/view?usp=sharing Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

80. SETC: Including English Learners: Strategies for Academic Success

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/14/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! With so much attention focused on helping English learners meet grade-level expectations, teachers are looking for what works. In this seminar, participants explore four research-based recommendations for engaging English learners in subject area instruction. Participants will view real life classroom examples and experience practical hands-on activities that can be applied across grade levels and content areas. (3 hour)
Come join your Science colleagues - Lead Teachers, Science 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. Mary Loesing and Joyce Barry will host. Whether Online or On Site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to science consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop introduces Restorative Practices (the basis for Restorative Justice) and how their Circle-processes are best applied in school settings. Restorative Justice has been a means of healing the wounds of both victim and perpetrator in the Criminal Justice system. Based on its overwhelming success, schools have begun to adopt these practices, with tremendous transformative effect. This training includes: basic introduction to RJ/RP systems and why they work, introduction to "Circle” methodologies, and guidelines for practical application in the classroom. Participants come out with a deeper understanding of Restorative Practices and basic skills to begin the process of implementing "Circles” in their classrooms. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Interested in learning how Part 23 of the GHG II (Enduring Issues Essay) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 3 questions for the upcoming GHG II exams. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
With both HS Social Studies Regents exams now constructed entirely with questions based on documents (multiple choice, short response and essay), it would be most helpful for your students to acquire much needed skills to manage document analysis during the Middle School years. This one-hour session will introduce you to document analysis strategies that you can introduce to your students. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This webinar will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/20/2021

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.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein. Problem solving is something that we tend to approach with our minds; we tend to "think things through” with our brains. But what if some of our greatest wisdom resides in our bodies - like a "gut feeling”? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to access your natural wisdom by engaging the mind as well as tapping into the quiet wisdom of your body. We will discuss some of the trends in neuroscience and you'll have the opportunity to participate in exercises designed to tap your body-based wisdom. All you need to participate in this workshop is an open mind and a beating heart. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Often teacher assistants and teacher aides are asked to carry out job responsibilities with very little support and training. This workshop provides paraprofessionals with concrete strategies for developing their own "bag of tricks”. Participants will learn techniques for facilitating learning and providing support for challenging behaviors, while fostering independence with students. Opportunities to problem-solve real classroom scenarios will be provided. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/22/2021 to 4/29/2021

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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.
With both HS Social Studies Regents exams now constructed entirely with questions based on documents (multiple choice, short response and essay), it would be most helpful for your students to acquire much needed skills to manage document analysis during the Middle School years. This one hour session will introduce you to document analysis strategies that you can introduce to your students. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This webinar will increase your knowledge about the eight domains of executive functioning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to help students strengthen their executive functioning skills and become more independent and productive learners. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Come join your ELA colleagues - Lead Teachers, ELA 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. Jessica Gruttola will host. Whether online or onsite TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to ELA consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will provide educators with current information and strategies for effectively supporting students with ASD. Participants will learn the latest research surrounding ASD and strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, meeting social needs and providing dynamic academic supports for students with ASD. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
HyperDocs are an innovative way to create engaging and differentiated lessons using technology. This workshop will familiarize participants with math activities for distance learning or the physical classroom using HyperDocs lessons. The activities will include ideas for formative assessment as well as creative projects that both students and teachers will enjoy. Participants will: Become familiar with the HyperDocs model. Discuss various options for structuring lessons using the HyperDocs Model. Examine how lessons can be differentiated to suit the needs of all learners. Learn how to assign and assess HyperDocs lessons. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
New to Edpuzzle or Flipgrid, or just want a refresher? During this class, participants will be guided through: setting up accounts, navigating each application, creating and adapting pre-made lessons. 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.
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 with the ELA Next Gen Standards for grad levels K-8. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Are you familiar with the 18 Task Models that serve as the basis for the Multiple Choice questions on the new Framework Social Studies Regents (GHG II and USHG Framework exams)? This one hour session will introduce the 18 Task Models and allow you to create questions for your students using these 18 formats. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

101. Using Projects to Leverage Remote Learning K-8 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/4/2021

We want independent remote work to be purposeful and conneted to students' lives, and projects help us achieve just that. Join this session to learn more about mathematics projects - why they work, how they work, what their features are, and ways to implement them in the classroom and in the remote learning setting. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.