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1. Wilson Reading System Introductory 3-Day Workshop **ONLINE** presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/21/2020 to 9/23/2020

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This 15-hour workshop examines the principles of multisensory structured language instruction, dyslexia, reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students beyond grade two with persistent phonological coding deficits. The Introductory Workshop provides practical application of reading research by examining the Wilson Reading System principles of language structure. Participants have the opportunity to plan a WRS lesson and practice procedures. Must attend all three days. The WRS Introductory Workshop fulfills the prerequisite for enrolling in WRS Level 1 certification training. Eligible for CTLE credit. Materials will need to be downloaded and printed in advance or can be picked up at the WS BOCES Wheatley Heights location. Please contact dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

2. SCDN - Creating Your First Digital Breakout Box K-12 - FREE 1 Hour Session - presented by Andy Mitchell - 7-8am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2020

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Come to this session to learn how to create your very own digital breakout box. This session is highly interactive and registration is limited to 10. Audience: K-12 teachers, all subjects Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

3. SCDN - Out of the Box Math Gr 3-6 - FREE 1 HR SESSION - presented by Lisa Stonefoot - 7-8am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2020

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Participants will see some interesting and creative ways to explore mathematical ideas and demonstrate mathematical thinking that are engaging and different. Audience: 3-6 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
This session will offer information and resources to help teachers manage the stress and anxiety that is occurring during this current period of remote education. We will engage in strategies that participants can use to manage their own emotions, as well as some that they can teach to their students. Audience: all staff Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
With the shift to Next Generation Standards, we need to shift our instruction to have more of a focus on the 8 Math Practice Standards. Come learn quick and practical ways to do this in your classroom tomorrow and gain access to all of my resources to do it! Audience: K-12 Math teachers, administrators Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
How can we create engaging learning experiences from a distance? Through math games! Come to this session to play, learn, and explore standards-aligned math resources compiled by Pam and Andy. You will also receive a lesson planning template. Audience: K-12 math teachers Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
In this session we will virtually explore and begin modeling examples of local phenomenon using the question formulation technique. We will focus on anchoring phenomenon that can be used to introduce a student driven science lesson storyline. Audience: K-12 science teachers, administrators. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Whether you have tried NUMBER TALKS with your students, or are new to NUMBER TALKS, this workshop will help you learn how to make the 10-15 minute classroom routine a vibrant and essential part of your mathematics classroom practice. You will learn about creating a classroom environment that creates risk taking, learning from others, and develops mathematical language and discourse. You will learn what the teacher's role is and the student's role is during NUMBER TALKS. Audience: K-2 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
With many math and science teachers teaching in silos, teachers do not realize how similar the new way of learning science using the 3-dimensional NGSS framework is to how math is taught. This workshop will shed light on the similarities and make connections between math and science. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

10. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Dr. Deborah DeLuca - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2020

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As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

11. Naviance and the Virtual Guidance Office

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Directors

Dates: 9/22/2020

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Join this FREE Webinar. As we all realize, at any time you could be be asked to move to a remote learning situation, with very little notice. Join your fellow guidance directors from across Nassau and Suffolk Counties as Sean Kruglak, Naviance Enterprise Account Executive, and his Naviance colleagues demonstrate how to move your counseling office to a virtual office.
The presentation will explore transitioning Earth Science instruction to the 3D pedagogy of the NYSSLS while still maintaining fidelity to the PS/ES Core Curriculum. We will look at using phenomena for instructional activities and as anchoring phenomena through the lens of the crosscutting concepts. Audience: Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
In this session, we will discuss a quick overview of the NYSDEC Invasive Species Curriculum for 6-12 Science classrooms as well as identify and discuss common invasive species in NY that can be found in your backyard. It would be helpful for students to have a phone or smart device to collect neighborhood or backyard data on invasive plant populations but it is not necessary. Along with this overview, we will introduce participants to the data collection app iMapinvasives and a quick how-to to use in the classroom. Come outside with us! Audience: 6-12 Science Teachers Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Participants will walk through the NYSED Office of Early Learning Resource for School Success publications and video series for grades Pre-K - 2, as well as be given any updates from NYSED. As a group we will then discuss the importance and benefits of play for early learners, explore resources and activity ideas, and see where they could fit in our teaching in this unprecedented beginning of the school year. Audience: Elementary, PreK-2 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Wondering how students can do hands-on learning at home tied to science ELA? This session will offer ideas of STEM Challenges and investigations students can do at home and how to connect them to ELA. Audience: PK-6 Teachers Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
This session will introduce participants to an on-demand creation of a Science Journal that is specific to task and purpose. Participants will hear an overview of the On-Demand Science Journals and view the menu of options. They will discover how to create their own as well as add their own material to the journals they create for their students. Audience: K-12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
This workshop will ask participants to review assessments for the 3D in science assessment, principles of the purpose of assessment, and screening tools to review and write Performance Based Assessments. Many assessment resources will be provided. Audience: 6-12 science teachers, administrators Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
The forthcoming Next Generation Math standards (implementation for grades PreK-8th grade begins Fall 2021) requires teachers teach children math with conceptual understanding and not rely solely on procedural algorithms (as did Common Core math). However, without an understanding of WHY math ought to be taught using these new methods, it is no surprise that many, including educators, are not entirely on-board with the new methods. This workshop will address new ways elementary math has been taught since Common Core, and more importantly WHY it is important for students to learn this way. As part of the WHY, we will also briefly address the vertical progression of mathematics which makes proper foundational learning essential. Audience: K-5 Teachers & Administrators Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Participants in this session will explore prompts for promoting the Science Performance Expectations that include activities for students to demonstrate their 3-D learning. Audience: K-2 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Participants will see some interesting and creative ways to explore mathematical ideas and demonstrate mathematical thinking that are engaging and different. Audience: 7 - 12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

21. SCDN - Collaborative Conversations K-12 - FREE 1 HOUR SESSION - presented by Amanda Zullo - 4-5pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2020

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An opportunity to talk and work with other educators about the work you are currently doing/planning and the instructional challenges that lay ahead. This is the time to share what is going well and to receive support for where there may be struggles. When registering it is important to note the content or grade level you are hoping to discuss with. Breakout rooms will be set to those parameters. Audience: All grade levels all subjects Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

22. SCDN - Out of the Box Math PK-2 - FREE 1 HOUR SESSION - presented by Lisa Stonefoot - 4-5pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2020

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Participants will see some interesting and creative ways to explore mathematical ideas and demonstrate mathematical thinking that are engaging and different. Audience: PK - 2 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
This session will offer information and resources to help teachers manage the stress and anxiety that is occurring during this current period of remote education. We will engage in strategies that participants can use to manage their own emotions, as well as some that they can teach to their students. Audience: all staff Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

24. SCDN - Collaborative Conversations - FREE 1 HR SESSION - presented by Amanda Zullo - 7-8am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2020

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An opportunity to talk and work with other educators about the work you are currently doing/planning and the instructional challenges that lay ahead. This is the time to share what is going well and to receive support for where there may be struggles. When registering it is important to note the content or grade level you are hoping to discuss with. Breakout rooms will be set to those parameters. Audience: All grade levels all subjects Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

25. SCDN - Out of the Box Math Gr 3-6 - FREE 1 HR SESSION - presented by Lisa Stonefoot - 7-8am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2020

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Participants will see some interesting and creative ways to explore mathematical ideas and demonstrate mathematical thinking that are engaging and different. Audience: 3 - 6 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
This session will offer information and resources to help teachers manage the stress and anxiety that is occurring during this current period of remote education. We will engage in strategies that participants can use to manage their own emotions, as well as some that they can teach to their students. Audience: all staff Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Desmos is much more than an online graphing calculator. Experience a lesson and explore the endless resources available for you to use with your classes, in person and online. Audience: K-12 Math Teachers Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
So now that we have a basic understanding of what the practices are asking our students to do and we have some basic ideas, let's look at methods to deepen and expand our students' skills and success. Join for more resources, ideas, and collaboration. Audience: K-12 Math Teachers, Administrators Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Whether you have tried NUMBER TALKS with your students, or are new to NUMBER TALKS, this workshop will help you learn how to make the 10-15 minute classroom routine a vibrant and essential part of your mathematics classroom practice. You will learn about creating a classroom environment that creates risk taking, learning from others, and develops mathematical language and discourse. You will learn what the teacher's role is and the student's role is during NUMBER TALKS. Audience: 3-8 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Participants will see some interesting and creative ways to explore mathematical ideas and demonstrate mathematical thinking that are engaging and different. Audience: 7 - 12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

31. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 9/23/2020

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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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
This workshop will ask participants to review assessments for the 3D in science assessment, principles of the purpose of assessment, and screening tools to review and write Performance Based Assessments. Many assessment resources will be provided. Audience: 6-12 science teachers, administrators Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Come to this session to learn how to create your very own digital breakout box. This session is highly interactive and registration is limited to 10. Audience: Maximum 10 K-12 teachers, all subjects Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
The NYSED mathematics and science teams will present updates and resources related to the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards and the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards. Audience: K-12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
This session will introduce participants to an on-demand creation of a Science Journal that is specific to task and purpose. Participants will hear an overview of the On-Demand Science Journals and view the menu of options. They will discover how to create their own as well as add their own material to the journals they create for their students. Audience: K-12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
The presentation will explore transitioning Earth Science instruction to the 3D pedagogy of the NYSSLS while still maintaining fidelity to the PS/ES Core Curriculum. We will look at using phenomena for instructional activities and as anchoring phenomena through the lens of the crosscutting concepts. Audience: Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Relieve some stress and have some fun! Using resources from BreakoutEDU.com, participants will experience digital math and science breakouts (participants can select which ones they want to try). During digital breakouts, players solve puzzles online to figure out combinations to digital locks. No hardware is required for digital breakouts - only Internet access is needed, so you will be able to turnkey these breakouts with students. Audience: K-12 Math & Science Teachers Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Participants in this session will explore prompts for promoting the Science Performance Expectations that include activities for students to demonstrate their 3-D learning. Audience: K-2 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

40. SCDN - Out of the Box Math PK-2 - FREE 1 HR SESSION - presented by Lisa Stonefoot - 2:45-3:45pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2020

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Participants will see some interesting and creative ways to explore mathematical ideas and demonstrate mathematical thinking that are engaging and different. Audience: PK - 2 Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.

41. Creating Video Lessons Using Edpuzzle **ONLINE** presented by Michele Fisk - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2020

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New to Edpuzzle or just want a refresher? Edpuzzle is great for enhancing both classroom instruction and distance learning. Choose videos already online, or create and upload your own! Participants will be guided through: setting up an account, navigating the application, creating and adapting pre-made lessons. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

42. Introduction to Google Classroom **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2020

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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. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

43. Middle School Librarians - Meet and Help Each Other

Program: School Library System

Audience: Middle and Junior High School Librarians

Dates: 9/23/2020

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This is an opportunity for middle and junior high librarians to discuss what is happening in your school. This will be a zoom meeting. The link will be emailed to those who register.
We are going to focus on Science as the core content area today and build activities around the 3D's of Science through the use of Choice Boards. We will review aspects of instructional practices, 3D science components, explore examples of various choice board alternatives, discuss developing cross curricula options for students, and share an idea for managing choice boards with Google Forms. Audience: K - 8 Educators Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) created through Stanford's Understanding Language Project. Goals for the session include: 1) Learn what mathematical language routines are. 2) Discover how mathematical language routines support language and math instruction simultaneously for all students, especially English Language Learners. 3) Identify practical strategies for implementing the routines in your classroom. Audience: K-12 math teachers, ELL/ENL teachers and admins Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. District approval is not required for this one hour free session.
In light of the amendments to Part 154 of the Commissioner's Regulations adopted in September 2014, this workshop provides strategies for utilizing co-teaching and differentiation techniques for ENL students with and without disabilities. Participants will explore the use of co-teaching models and learn differentiation strategies for providing a language-rich classroom. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

47. High School Librarians - Meet and Help Each Other

Program: School Library System

Audience: High School Librarians

Dates: 9/24/2020

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An opportunity for high school librarians to share what is happening in your school. This is a zoom meeting. The link will be emailed to those who register.

48. Accommodations and Modifications Made Simple K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 10-12pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/24/2020

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Do you have questions about accommodations and modifications? Are they just two words for the same thing? Are they different, and if so, how? How can each of them support students' learning while keeping them in the least restrictive environment? If you've wondered about one or more of these questions, this workshop will provide the answers! Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

49. Elementary School Librarians - Meet and Help Each Other

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/24/2020

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This is an opportunity for elementary librarians to discuss what is happening in your schools. This will be a zoom meeting. The link will be sent to all who register.

50. Google Sites **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/24/2020

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Google Sites allows teachers to create a website to deliver instruction online. In Sites you can add files, utilize other Google tools (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, and YouTube), and free-form content. Creating a site is as easy as editing a document, and you can control who has access. Learn the basics of creating and customizing a site, adding content, and sharing it with your students. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
This workshop will increase your knowledge and understanding of effective classroom management techniques and proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors. Participants will come away with practical strategies to implement in any learning environment. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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 via Zoom. Link will be sent the day before the meeting. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
This workshop will provide strategies for Part II of the exam. Teachers will learn how to teach the elements and details of argumentation and help students incorpo-rate multiple texts to support their claims and counterclaims. We will work with au-thentic writing as a model for how to construct an effective written argument on a substantial topic. Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading and Writing Stand-ards, is also relevant to grades 6-8). 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
**Wilson Introduction 3-Day Workshop within the last five years is a pre-requisite for participation in Level I Certification ** This program is designed to prepare individuals to implement WRS with students in need of a multisensory structured language program at the beginning stages of decoding and encoding. The prerequisite for participation in this program is attendance at a WRS Overview or WRS Applied Methods Workshop. This program is generally completed over the course of one (1) school year and consists of: a)Start-Up Seminar b)Implementation Meetings c)Practicum with Observations d)Steps 1-6 Course online START UP SEMINAR A Wilson Trainer will provide the 3-hour Start-Up Seminar on September 29th. Attendance at this seminar is mandatory for all participants in this program. Participants who do not attend this seminar may be asked, at the discretion of WLT, to withdraw from this program. IMPLEMENTATION MEETINGS A Wilson Trainer will schedule and provide five (5) 1-hour Implementation Meetings throughout the school year. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
In light of the amendments to Part 154 of the Commissioner's Regulations adopted in September 2014, this workshop provides strategies for utilizing co-teaching and differentiation techniques for ENL students with and without disabilities. Participants will explore the use of co-teaching models and learn differentiation strategies for providing a language-rich classroom. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

57. FlipGrid **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/29/2020

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. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
This workshop will provide educators with strategies to address the needs of students with intellectual disabilities within the learning environment. Participants will leave with ideas on how to plan assignments that support a wide range of abilities and needs. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

60. School Counseling Network Meeting 2020-2021 **ONLINE** presented by Linda Karman

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/30/2020

New
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
This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. Prerequisites

• WRS Level I Certification

• Bachelor's degree in education or a related field Duration Three consecutive days (15 hours) Upon Completion At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Identify factors for successful WRS small-group instruction.

• Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 and differentiating instruction for maximum group success.

• Develop a word-conscious lesson.

• Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.

• Determine how to ensure students successfully access complex text, both literary and informational text structures.

• Understand how to select the appropriate text and tasks for students in order to effectively plan for and deliver fluency and comprehension instruction. Graduate Credit One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit (https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/graduate-credit/process-graduate-credit) for details. 4th Edition materials required. Must be purchased separately.
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, Kodable, Scratch, and more! This workshop will cover how the sites and programs function, creating teacher accounts, and classes. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

63. New Teachers' 5-Day Institute for Best Practice 2020-2021 - Gr 3-12 **ONLINE** presented by Judy Dodge

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/30/2020 to 2/10/2021

What kind of instructional support will you receive as you enter the teaching field during this time of great uncertainty? Will it be ongoing, focused on what you teach, and available throughout the year? Judy Dodge (Learning Specialist and Author) will serve as an instructional coach during this five-part series, through Zoom, beginning Wednesday, September 30. The other sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00 -6:00 October 21, 2020 November 18, 2020 January 13, 2021 February 10, 2021 Judy has been called "a teachers' teacher”, and she will use her many years of experience conducting PD with thousands of teachers across the country to support new teachers here on LI. Participants will receive one of her publications (Core Instructional Routines, Heinemann) as additional reinforcement for best-practice pedagogy. This is a unique opportunity for new/newer teachers to work with a seasoned professional to smooth the entry into the dynamic field of education. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fdRh0c65yAWcrgJ0qrQo-mWSucSLyq-U/view?usp=sharing Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 10 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Change will be the theme of the 2020-2021 School Year. While technology is just one enabler of school change, it's a critical one. This workshop will introduce you to Google's Transformation Center. The Center can help you identify the right technology to meet your instructional goals, whether or not instruction is face-to-face, blended, or online. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators This workshop will explore the Best practices for engaging students in virtual learning. Participants will collaborate and explore teaching tools to utilize when working with students online and in person. Training objectives:
• Gain an understanding of "Hybrid” learning
• Participate in collaborative work with peers
• Learn how to engage learners with easy to adapt to 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

66. Google Distance Learning Strategies - 3 Part Series - **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/1/2020 to 10/15/2020

Build upon the distance learning skills you developed during the 2019-2020 school year. Participants will explore how G Suite tools can be used to enhance distance learning instruction. This workshop presents considerations all educators need to take as they set up to teach remotely, ensuring learners can access learning and find it engaging and motivational. Topics covered in this workshop include: Thinking beyond the classroom walls Opportunities for engagement Assessment of student learning Synchronous and asynchronous instruction Social-emotional learning Distance learning without Internet access Communicating with families Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
The state of education today requires educators to put the mental health of their students at the forefront of instruction. This course will engage participants in taking a deep look into every part of the NY State Mental Health Guidelines and learn how to address these standards with their students by using Mindfulness. Participants will leave with concrete strategies and resources for using in the classroom. This course will address NY State Mental Health standards from grades K-12 and is appropriate for all K-12 educators. Participants will engage in short personal mindfulness strategies during each session for their own wellness as well as learn the pedagogy of mindfulness. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 9 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
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 2020-2021 school year! Eligible for CTLE credit.
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 These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Looking to get your Middle School students ready for the challenges of High School Social Studies? One area of concern and importance is Academic Vocabulary. During this one hour session, you will be introduced to strategies and resources that will assist your students to acquire much needed Social Studies vocabulary. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Looking to get your Middle School students ready for the challenges of High School Social Studies? One area of concern and importance is Academic Vocabulary. During this one hour session, you will be introduced to strategies and resources that will assist your students to acquire much needed Social Studies vocabulary. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

72. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Dr. Deborah DeLuca - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/6/2020

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Dates- October 6-October 20 4.5 hours Synchronous- October 6th 8:30-10am, October 13th 8:30-10am, October 20 8:30-10am (MUST ATTEND ALL THREE SYNCHRONIZED MEETINGS TO RECEIVE CREDIT) 1.5 hours Asynchronous- Complete Collaborative/individual assignments ( ALL Assignments must be completed to receive credit) In Order to be a participant in this class 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 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. Training objectives: 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 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
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 These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
This workshop will provide strategies for Part III of the exam. Teachers will learn how to help students compose a brief but powerful rhetorical analysis that identifies the central idea and the key technique that the author used to express it. Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading and Writing Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8). 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators This workshop will explore the Best practices for engaging students in virtual learning. Participants will collaborate and explore teaching tools to utilize when working with students online and in person. Training objectives:
• Gain an understanding of "Hybrid” learning
• Participate in collaborative work with peers
• Learn how to engage learners with easy to adapt to 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

77. Google Photos **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/6/2020

Google Photos is a part of your G Suite account. It's made for the way we use photography today. The app includes essential features like shared albums, automatic creations and an advanced editing suite. You can configure your school G Suite account to automatically back up all your photos and videos, from multiple devices, in high quality, with unlimited free storage. Learning how Google Photos works can go a long way towards enhancing creativity and collaboration in the classroom Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

78. School Library System Liaison meeting & Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 10/7/2020

TBD
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 These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

80. NearPod **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/7/2020

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 ! Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of self-help advice we see every day and even more so during this unprecedented time. In this workshop we examine lessons from Positive Psychology that have been researched to help people flourish during challenging times. We will explore proven methods to develop a more positive, grateful and centered attitude that can help as we navigate the new realities in our classrooms and lives. Participants will be given suggestions for small, sustainable habits that will help improve one's outlook on life and will leave the workshop with engaging ideas, clearer goals and practical exercises. Peggy Rakas is a lifelong educator who has personally experienced the benefits of positive psychology in her classroom. She created her workshops out of a desire to share her passion for positive psychology with her fellow teachers and has recently become certified as a Positive Psychology Life Coach. You can learn more about Ms.Rakas and find a list of current workshops and resources on her website - TeachingPositivity.com. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fFXF8PgJfK-ymkt3zeUztx1nHGVmsJar/view?usp=sharing

82. School Mental Health Session A - Presented by Debra Caputo, M.S.Ed.

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/8/2020

New
Thursday, October 8, 3-5pm School Mental Health Session A: Mental Health concerns related to students within the school setting. As youth struggle with mental health issues at increasing rates, teachers are struggling to help them. One recent study found that while 93 percent of teachers are concerned about student mental health needs, 85 percent expressed the need for further mental health training. Schools can ensure that teachers are prepared to identify and support students by building their capacity to effectively address student mental health. This session will include polling, interactive discussions, research and resources and an overall foundation of what student mental health involves. This is the first of a series related to School Mental Health. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eO3N_CF_8TD7VW5iFs_FIxKM4pTZIebs/view?usp=sharing
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 al-so use this time to share successes and questions for brining the seminar into the virtual classroom. This workshop is recommended to grades 6-12, English and So-cial Studies teachers, and others who incorporate rich, interesting readings in their classrooms. Grades 6-12. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

84. Google Sheets **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/13/2020

Google Sheets lets you handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more. This webinar will demonstrate how to: create and import spreadsheets, add content, share and collaborate, and print your spreadsheets. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

85. Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/14/2020

New
Whether this is your first time co-teaching or your first time with a new co-teaching partner, this workshop is for you. Participants will explore the six models of co-teaching, learn pros and cons for each model and practical classroom examples. Easy-to-implement strategies for team communication and collaboration will be explored. Best practices in co-planning and lesson plan development will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize these strategies during facilitated lesson planning. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators This workshop will explore the Best practices for engaging students in virtual learning. Participants will collaborate and explore teaching tools to utilize when working with students online and in person. Training objectives:
• Gain an understanding of "Hybrid” learning
• Participate in collaborative work with peers
• Learn how to engage learners with easy to adapt to 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators This workshop will explore the Best practices for engaging students in virtual learning. Participants will collaborate and explore teaching tools to utilize when working with students online and in person. Training objectives:
• Gain an understanding of "Hybrid” learning
• Participate in collaborative work with peers
• Learn how to engage learners with easy to adapt to 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

88. "New" Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: New School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/14/2020

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

89. Co-Teaching: How to Make it Work **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 4-7pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/14/2020

New
Whether this is your first time co-teaching or your first time with a new co-teaching partner, this workshop is for you. Participants will explore the six models of co-teaching, learn pros and cons for each model and practical classroom examples. Easy-to-implement strategies for team communication and collaboration will be explored. Best practices in co-planning and lesson plan development will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize these strategies during facilitated lesson planning. Applying this topic to the virtual classroom will be discussed. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

90. Google Forms **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/14/2020

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. Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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 Links 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
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 via Zoom. Link will be sent the day before the meeting. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

93. School Mental Health Session B - Presented by Debra Caputo, M.S. Ed.

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/15/2020

New
Thursday, October 15, 3-5pm School Mental Health Session B: Conversations and understanding of student mental health challenges during COVID. Mental health is a topic not commonly covered in past teacher trainings. Prior trainings tended to address classroom management skills and a variety of teacher competencies with little or no focus on student mental health. There is now growing evidence that demonstrates that an increase in teachers' knowledge and ability to address student mental health needs has a positive overall outcome. Additionally, teachers report a more positive sense of their personal mental health. This session will include various teaching strategies, best practices and interactive models for mental health education and responding to our student's mental health with a COVID focus. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eO3N_CF_8TD7VW5iFs_FIxKM4pTZIebs/view?usp=sharing
Dates- October 16 - October 30 3 hours Synchronous- October 16th 2-00- 3:00, October 23rd 2:00-3:00, October 30th 2:00-3:00 (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 be a participant in this class 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

97. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Dr. Deborah DeLuca - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/20/2020

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.

98. New Teacher Evaluator Training - **ONLINE** presented by Robert Becker

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/20/2020 to 10/22/2020

MUST COMPLETE 9 HOURS ONLINE AND 3 HOURS OFFLINE. As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for 12 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
This session deals with the topics of systemic racism, implicit bias, and white supremacy. We will incorporate storytelling, legal analysis, investigative journalism, and media analysis to uncover the explicit and implicit ways in which white supremacy is perpetuated in the United States. Additionally, the program will explain how institutional racism and implicit bias conspire to produce negative outcomes for people of African descent with respect to education, criminal justice, and housing. Finally, the program will answer the question on everyone's mind. What can I do? The program will enable educators to develop a personalized plan for creating a classroom which is more aligned with racial justice. 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. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title 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. Grades 2-12. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
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 Thursday, October 22, 2020. ***Please bring the Benchmark Kit which includes the Assessment Guide.*** AUDIENCE: Grades K-8 ELA Teachers; ELA Chairpersons; Reading Specialists Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium Seat. If District Pays: district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check Payments: Must be received prior to start of session made out to WS BOCES. Please mail to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pehFi3uEAxAavbds4NjAr-vpSd5S8uz4/view?usp=sharing