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The content will review the required elements of the teacher evaluation regulations and any updates available at the time of the workshop. In addition, the participants will review videos and using his/her district rubrics, will evaluate the teachers. We will discuss evidence, feedback and elements of an effective discussion with a developing teacher. REGISTRATION IS FOR ATTENDANCE/BILLING PURPOSES ONLY! 6 HOURS OF TRAINING WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE, WHEN AND WHERE YOU CHOOSE. ONCE REGISTERED AND DISTRICT APPROVED, EMMA KLIMEK WILL CONTACT YOU. 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.
Join us for the first LI NYSAWA EdCamp-Style Unconference for collaborative discussions on best practices in education, equity, and leadership. Make connections with like-minded and diverse professionals who are passionate about learning and leadership! Links 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. 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.

3. Calling Elementary School Social Workers and Support Staff - Collegial Circle Meetings

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 12/16/2020

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COVID-19 continues to dominate every aspect of our lives, at school and personally, and its impact is taking a toll on everyone. As School Social Workers and caregivers by nature, the brunt falls on you, especially as there is limited or no time during the day to check in with colleagues. WSBOCES is launching a Collegial Circle, a virtual platform for you to voice your concerns, share helpful strategies, ideas and solutions. Your participation will drive this professional community and based on your input, will respond accordingly with support, tools and encouragement. Presenter: Dr. Karyn Kirschbaum has worked as a School Health Policy Coordinator for the last 14 years at Western Suffolk BOCES under three New York State Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention grants. She has earned Masters Degrees in Community Health Education and Social Work and a Ph D in Social Welfare. The bulk of her recent work has involved strengthening, communicating and implementing wellness policies and practices in high need School Districts through policy, systems and environmental changes. Her entire career has focused on disease prevention and health promotion, often addressing topics such as resiliency, positive youth development, stress management and comprehensive health. She has provided numerous workshops for WSBOCES on the following topics: Mindfulness, Stress and Wellness. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eg8x9Btsy2jByfKH36xCSAfkt1fPetFg/view?usp=sharing:

4. Long Island Technology & Education Summit 2020 - PRESENTERS ONLY

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/2/2020

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Western Suffolk, Nassau and Eastern Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in our VIRTUAL conference, LITES BYTES, this year! The format may have changed for this year, but we have planned another great conference on a virtual platform. The focus of this conference is to promote the use of technologies to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and imagination in the classroom. The Long Island Technology & Education Summit is a platform for sharing new ideas, innovations, trends and will highlight how schools and educators, from across Long Island, are leveraging technology to enhance learning. This highly regarded annual conference has grown into a premier event for Long Island educators. The conference will include three afternoons of sharing ideas and best practices that encourage educationally sound pedagogy. December 2, 2020- 3:30pm - 5:30pm

• Featuring our Keynote Speaker Adam Bellow and friends... a panel discussion

• Podolski Technology Teacher and Technology Administrator Awards December 9, 2020- 3:30pm - 5:30pm

• Featuring multiple breakout sessions from which to choose December 16, 2020- 3:30pm - 5:30pm

• Featuring multiple breakout sessions from which to choose

5. Long Island Technology & Education Summit 2020 - WS BOCES DISTRICTS ONLY **ONLINE** - 3 days-3:30-5:30pm

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 12/16/2020

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Western Suffolk, Nassau and Eastern Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in our VIRTUAL conference, LITES BYTES, this year! The format may have changed for this year, but we have planned another great conference on a virtual platform. The focus of this conference is to promote the use of technologies to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and imagination in the classroom. The Long Island Technology & Education Summit is a platform for sharing new ideas, innovations, trends and will highlight how schools and educators, from across Long Island, are leveraging technology to enhance learning. This highly regarded annual conference has grown into a premier event for Long Island educators. The conference will include three afternoons of sharing ideas and best practices that encourage educationally sound pedagogy. December 2, 2020- 3:30pm - 5:30pm

• Featuring our Keynote Speaker Adam Bellow and friends... a panel discussion

• Podolski Technology Teacher and Technology Administrator Awards December 9, 2020- 3:30pm - 5:30pm

• Featuring multiple breakout sessions from which to choose December 16, 2020- 3:30pm - 5:30pm

• Featuring multiple breakout sessions from which to choose

6. Science Coordinator Network Meeting **ONLINE** presented by Mary Loesing & Joyce Barry - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/3/2020

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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.

7. Calling Secondary School Social Workers, Support Staff and Department Administrators - Collegial Circle Meetings

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 12/3/2020 to 12/17/2020

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COVID-19 continues to dominate every aspect of our lives, at school and personally, and its impact is taking a toll on everyone. As School Social Workers and caregivers by nature, the brunt falls on you, especially as there is limited or no time during the day to check in with colleagues. WSBOCES is launching a Collegial Circle, a virtual platform for you to voice your concerns, share helpful strategies, ideas and solutions. Your participation will drive this professional community and based on your input, will respond accordingly with support, tools and encouragement. Presenter: Dr. Karyn Kirschbaum has worked as a School Health Policy Coordinator for the last 14 years at Western Suffolk BOCES under three New York State Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention grants. She has earned Masters Degrees in Community Health Education and Social Work and a Ph D in Social Welfare. The bulk of her recent work has involved strengthening, communicating and implementing wellness policies and practices in high need School Districts through policy, systems and environmental changes. Her entire career has focused on disease prevention and health promotion, often addressing topics such as resiliency, positive youth development, stress management and comprehensive health. She has provided numerous workshops for WSBOCES on the following topics: Mindfulness, Stress and Wellness. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/120PGRUZqSNyKn8YHumZIvmM8T5lQsU6x/view?usp=sharing
New (and older, yet undiscovered) mentor texts are available to bring new life to the genres being taught in Writing Workshop. Join Sarah as she shares engaging mentor texts for the informational, narrative, and argumentative text types, exploring connections to the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will explore how each text connects to the various stages in the Writing Workshop as well as reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! 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.

9. Edible Science (2 Pt Session) **ONLINE** - 3:15-4:15pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/7/2020 to 12/14/2020

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Cooking is nothing but a little science at work! Teachers and parents will learn of various simple activities that they can perform with their young scientists that have a huge incentive at the end, they can eat their experiment!! Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE. 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.

10. Collegial Circle - Elementary level

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/7/2020

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Elementary librarians are invited to join the Circle to discuss "Circulation in the Pandemic." Share what circulation looks like in your school at this time.

11. School Library System Liaison meeting & Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 12/8/2020

"Transformational Leadership: Putting Theory Into Practice." Dr. Bea Baaden, Director of the Palmer School, and Mr. Khalid Abdo, a PhD candidate at the Palmer School will discuss Transformational Leadership. The introduction will define "leadership". Mr. Abdo will detail the components and behaviors of transformational leadership. Dr. Baaden will examine the current reality and consider how transformational leadership behaviors can accomplish the goals and vision of the library media program. This will be followed by a presentation from WNET Education highlighting free remote and blended learning resources from PBS and WNET. Note: This session will begin with a Liaisons' Business meeting. ALL SLMS are welcome to attend the PD portion of the meeting. This zoom session will run from 9 am to noon.

12. P-12 Science Standards: Elementary Intermediate **ONLINE** - 3:15-5:15pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/8/2020

This session is for teachers who know about the NYSSLS and know the difference between the existing standards and the new standards. Teachers will learn various strategies that can be utilized to enhance their instruction of science and to align their instruction with the NYSSLS. The strategies that will be shared will apply to in-class instruction, the socially distant classroom, and the virtual setting. Virtual, hybrid, and virtual techniques will be discussed Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE. 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 one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook. Target Audience: Educators and Parents of PreK-2nd grade students Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 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.
You spend hours upon hours carefully editing, correcting, and commenting on every detail of student writing. You return the papers to the students, they look at the grade on top of the paper and blow right past your corrections. If this sounds familiar, come and learn easy-to-implement, time-saving, but effective ways to respond to student writ-ing. Developed by Amy Benjamin. RxEdit and RxRevise consist of a collection of stu-dent-friendly, one-page lessons that students access themselves, matched to their demonstrated weaknesses in writing. 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.
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. 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.
Mindfulness practices, regular physical activity, nutritious eating behaviors, and stress reduction activities are all essential components of self-care, and are needed more than ever during these challenging times. However, who has the time and where to begin? This short ZOOM workshop will acquaint attendees with one simple-to-use, yet comprehensive web-based resource that can help you make small changes in your own lives, at home with your family and/or in your work setting. We will navigate the web-site, learn tips to make positive changes in your well-being, and practice strategies to make time for yourselves. Presenter: Dr. Karyn Kirschbaum has worked as a School Health Policy Coordinator for the last 14 years at Western Suffolk BOCES under three New York State Department of Health Chronic Disease Prevention grants. She has earned Masters Degrees in Community Health Education and Social Work and a Ph D in Social Welfare. The bulk of her recent work has involved strengthening, communicating and implementing wellness policies and practices in high need School Districts through policy, systems and environmental changes. Her entire career has focused on disease prevention and health promotion, often addressing topics such as resiliency, positive youth development, stress management and comprehensive health. She has provided numerous workshops for WSBOCES on the following topics: Mindfulness, Stress and Wellness. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pa-vMSV6goXN-Vu6DDGAy_QHF_4AiSWr/view?usp=sharing
Join us for this fun, energizing, and interactive virtual training! Learn practical, kinesthetic strategies for boosting sight word recognition, reading fluency, decoding skills, and more. Gain ideas for increasing your students' focus, attention span, writing, and creativity! The training also includes ideas for virtual instruction and suggestions for parents. All participants will receive the Spelling Animals ebook. Target Audience: PreK-3rd grade teachers, reading coaches, AIS reading teachers, special education teachers, and parents. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 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.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/10/2020

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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
Interested in learning how Part 3 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. 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.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with strategies and structures to design and implement differentiated distance learning math lessons incorporating differentiated student groupings and intervention skills and concepts from the previous grade-level. Bridging the learning gap in distance learning platforms means designing lessons with time allotted for students to fill in academic misconceptions from the year before and practice skills they haven't yet mastered, at the same time building student's prior knowledge to access and mastery the on grade-level content. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide math teachers with a distance learning lesson plan structure using instructional technologies, standards-based activities, and instructional insights to bridging your students learning gaps. After this webinar, teachers will be able to create distance learning lessons involving differentiated student groupings and essential skills and concepts from the previous grade. 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. 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.
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. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 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.

22. Virtual Lead Nurse Forum

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 12/10/2020

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DATE: THURSDAY December 10, 2020 TIME: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM PLACE: Your Choice! FEE: ~ NO CHARGE ~ AUDIENCE: Lead School Nurses/School Nurse Coordinators FACILITATOR: Donna Hasan RN SNT NCSN-E Topics for Discussion:

• COVID Toolkit

• Immunization Survey

• Physicals- Dates/Form/Vision-Hearing Documentation

• Getting Subs for Your Office

• Students Returning from Travel

• School Closures and You

• Open Discussion

• What Are You Doing for Yourself flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HqGy3rvfwpK00HbMyJWeLFB13gM3glwO/view?usp=sharing

23. P-12 Science Standards Elementary Collegial Circle **ONLINE** - 3:15-5:15pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/10/2020

You don't truly master something until you teach it yourself. This professional development offers teachers with a mastery of the NYSSLS as a think tank where they share information and pedagogical strategies with one another. Teachers will collaborate with one another to create and showcase NYSSLS aligned lessons. Virtual, hybrid, and virtual techniques will be discussed Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE. 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 one-hour session provides numerous practical strategies to understand the power of the hundred number grid as a learning tool. Learn kinesthetic, fun, game-like activities that strengthen number sense, build math-confidence, and support state standards. All participants will receive the Math & Movement Training Manual ebook. Target Audience: Educators and Parents 3rd-6th grade students Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 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.

25. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - Savvas (Pearson) Elevate Science - 10-10:40am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/14/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:
• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES
• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES
• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before 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. 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.

28. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - Project Lead the Way - 10-10:40am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

29. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - Flinn Scientific - 10:45-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
While "How To" units of study typically take place in our primary Writing Workshops, there are a multitude of opportunities for our upper grade elementary students to enjoy this genre of writing. Join Sarah Cordova as she discusses the various ways to incorporate "How To" writing into your content areas, poetry studies, and more. We will explore different mentor texts to help guide minilessons and immersion into this exciting and layered genre. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 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.
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. 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.

32. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - Amplify Science - 10-10:40am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/16/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

33. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - HMH Science Dimensions - 10:45-11:30AM

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/16/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

34. Schoolyard Field Trips **ONLINE** - 3:15-4:45pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/16/2020

Although a school yard doesn't seem like much, it can offer a wide array of greenspace educational opportunities. This professional development will provide teachers with the tools required to utilize the space around their school to create engaging outdoor lessons ranging from mindfulness to biodiversity studies. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE. 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.

35. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - Carolina - 10-10:40am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/17/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

36. FREE Virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase - STEMScopes - 10:45-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/17/2020

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Western Suffolk BOCES Division of Instructional Support would like to invite you to participate in our virtual STEM Curriculum Showcase. During this showcase, you will have the opportunity to:

• Learn the process for ordering curriculum and materials through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Have an in-depth look at the various curricula and materials that are currently available for purchase through Western Suffolk BOCES

• Ask vendors questions and discuss your district's needs Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 12/17/2020

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.
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.

39. Collegial Circle - Middle and High School level

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/21/2020

Middle, Junior and High School librarians are invited to join the Circle to discuss "Circulation in the Pandemic." Share what circulation looks like in your school at this time.

40. Suicide Safety Train the Trainer Event Facilitator: Debra Caputo, MS Ed.

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 1/6/2021 to 1/21/2021

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This Train the trainer workshop is designed to certify school personnel as a Suicide Safety for School Staff Trainer. Upon completion of the workshop, the trainer will have the ability to facilitate one hour in-person or virtual training in schools. This training is designed to review the importance of suicide safety in schools, prepare school faculty and staff to recognize warning signs of suicide and understand their role in responding. Information about community resources will be provided. Must attend all three (3) sessions to be certified to train. You are not required to be employed by a school district to register. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FYGklX3ygZn0nIDK_gRhEcD0-_zZDw2t/view?usp=sharing

41. Collegial Circle - Elementary level

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/6/2021

Join Elementary librarians at this Collegial Circle to discuss "Successful Resources You Have Used". Share any resources that you have used either with students, staff or yourself that were particularly successful. Tell how you used it and how you knew it was a success.
How do we help cultivate a love of writing within our youngest writers? When our students do not yet know their letters, sounds, or the basics of language, how do they communicate meaning? Starting the school year with an illustration study is a perfect way to build a foundation for strong writing. This two part workshop will introduce participants to the Next Generation Writing and Language Standards, demonstrate the power of choosing the right mentor texts for an Illustration Study, and discuss ways that students can show meaning in their writing through easy to use strategies and skills. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 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.
Executive function skills are critical for students to develop in order to learn effectively. This course will dive into how Mindfulness can be used to help students focus, plan, organize, regulate emotions, improve response inhibition, monitor thoughts, and take personal responsibility. The course will discuss how Mindfulness can be used as a tool to help students with ADHD. Participants will have weekly opportunities to practice mindfulness in class to develop and sustain their own wellness. 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.

44. Wilson Just Words 2-Day Workshop **ONLINE** presented by Sharon Wolf - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/12/2021 to 1/13/2021

Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The Just Words and the Wilson Reading System provide a multi-tiered system of support for students in grades 4-12. Just Words provides targeted intervention for students with word-level deficits in the 15th-50th percentile, and WRS provides a more intensive and comprehensive intervention. The Just Words class is not just teaching reading and spelling basics, it is providing the foundational skills that are necessary in today's economy. Just Words provides a curriculum for the accelerated study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. The Just Words phonics and spelling instruction includes: -Study of English sound system -Phoneme segmentation skills for up to six sounds in a syllable with application for decoding and spelling -Syllable structure including six basic syllable types in English and syllable division patterns used for decoding -Spelling of common Latin suffix endings when added to unchanging basewords -Process for vocabulary study as well as meaning of common Latin roots -Decoding application with phrasing for meaning -Automatic reading and spelling of the first 250 most frequently used words from Edward Fry's List of High Frequency Words as well as additional high frequency words -Directed, accelerated pacing of Wilson phonics and spelling instruction Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days 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.
Interested in learning how Part 2 of the USHG Framework exam (Short Essay Questions) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 2 questions for the upcoming USHG Framework exam (premier June 2, 2021). 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. 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.

46. Shakespeare on Your Feet: **ONLINE** presented by Amy Benjamin - 9-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/12/2021

The first step toward getting teenagers to love Shakespeare is getting them to under-stand it. Shakespearean plays are meant to be performed on the stage, not read from the page. "Shakespeare on Your Feet” is about making the words of Shakespeare ac-cessible and fun for students by letting them do Shakespeare with dramatic physical action, rhythm, and choral voicing. The sequence begins with the individual words-their sounds and meaning-and moves to scenes and soliloquies. "Shakespeare on Your Feet” will transform your classroom into a performance space, classroom commu-nity, and language lab. 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.
In every person's home there are various objects and substances that can be used to create highly engaging activities with children. Participants will be introduced to some of these activities and the role science plays. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE. 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.
Post election, and during these especially divisive times, teachers look toward an incredibly challenging, yet timely opportunity for growth. Political discourse, if planned with intention and when facilitated masterfully, can lead to tremendous growth and healing in the classroom. Please join us for this 3hour webinar, with mediator Kathy Young, M.Ed., to explore: - how to appropriately introduce tribalism and the history of polarization - tackling media bias and agendas - expanding your social media "filter bubble” - offering varied opportunities for student expression - using restorative practices to promote dialogue and healing - gathering the right resources and people to help Eligible for 3 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.
Interested in learning how Part 3 of the USHG Framework exam (Civic Literacy Essay Questions) 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 USHG Framework exam (premier June 2, 2021). 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. 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.
We know that data collection is vital to monitoring the progress of students with disabilities. This workshop will help educators to use tools and strategies for monitoring the progress of students with disabilities to make meaningful instructional decisions for students. Participants will explore a variety of ways to collect data, learn how to monitor academic and behavioral goals, and develop skills for using data to drive instruction. 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. 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 virtual learning environment provides its own challenges with classroom management and engagement. How can we maintain some semblance of order while also having students be actively involved, engaged, and participating? This workshop explores those strategies that help support the social emotional wellbeing of our students while also increasing self-management skills and keeping kids on task. 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. 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.

52. Collegial Circle - High School level

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/13/2021

Join High School librarians at this Collegial Circle to discuss "Successful Resources You Have Used". Share any resources that you have used either with students, staff or yourself that were particularly successful. Tell how you used it and how you knew it was a success.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success This webinar series has three two-hour sessions. Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. Pacing and Metacognition: Skillful readers understand their own needs as readers, and they make adjustments according to the text. This webinar will demonstrate strategies that will help students understand three practices of skilled readers: 1) pacing, 2) expressing the central idea in one well- developed sentence, and 3) how to choose the right strategy for the kind of text they are reading. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. 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.
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. 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.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/14/2021

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

56. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 1/14/2021

TBD
The purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with an effective way to plan and execute a distance learning math lesson. This webinar will discuss the best practices of distance learning like instructional technologies to facilitate student-teacher and student-student communication. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide a structured way to implement distance learning lessons that will engage students in alternative ways of thinking and enable students to ask thoughtful questions involving making reasoned decisions and advising each other on different ideas/plans as new information is processed. I will also provide a specific instructional technology tool teachers can integrate seamlessly into Google Platforms or other e-learning sites. After this webinar, teachers will be able to create distance learning lessons that allow students to be part of the exploration in learning through visual simulations, communications, and experimentation. 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. 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 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 student's 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! 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. 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.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/14/2021

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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
Returning to school after a pandemic can be both stressful and traumatic for students and adults. This workshop will address a review of best practices for teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness, and is appropriate for those educators providing in-person or distance learning instruction. Learn strategies for adjusting your mindfulness instruction to ensure you meet learners where they are. This is a 2 hour workshop and is appropriate for educators K-12. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. 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.
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.

63. Collegial Circle - Middle and Junior High School levels

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/20/2021

Join Middle and Junion High School librarians at this Collegial Circle to discuss "Successful Resources You Have Used". Share any resources that you have used either with students, staff or yourself that were particularly successful. Tell how you used it and how you knew it was a success.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success This webinar series has three two-hour sessions. Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. Big Words, Long Sentences: As students move up through the grade levels, both the words and the sentences get longer. This webinar will address three strategies: 1) de-mystifying multisyllabic words, 2) using punctuation as a comprehension tool, and 3) understanding what pronouns refer to within the text. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. 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 purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with an effective way to plan and execute a distance learning math lesson. This webinar will discuss the best practices of distance learning like instructional technologies to facilitate student-teacher and student-student communication. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide a structured way to implement distance learning lessons that will engage students in alternative ways of thinking and enable students to ask thoughtful questions involving making reasoned decisions and advising each other on different ideas/plans as new information is processed. I will also provide a specific instructional technology tool teachers can integrate seamlessly into Google Platforms or other e-learning sites. After this webinar, teachers will be able to create distance learning lessons that allow students to be part of the exploration in learning through visual simulations, communications, and experimentation. 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. 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. Co-Teaching Strategies That Work K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/21/2021

New
Whether you are co-teaching for the first time or your first year with a new 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. 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. 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.
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. We will also discuss some of the Flipgrid updates. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. 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 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. 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.

69. Diving Into Differentiation K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 1-3pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/25/2021

New
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. 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.
Students can become overwhelmed and shut down before trying to work through a challenge. Whereas, many students can easily apply the skills necessary to be successful academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally others have difficulty. When students are unable to engage in strategic learning, they risk believing that assignments and social situations are too challenging to attempt or to overcome. Their perception can influence their belief system to the degree that it becomes their reality. Student performance and self-concept benefits from identifying that they can manage their own perceptions to improve their academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills. Learn how to gain the positive attention from your students when they are feeling defeated. In this workshop participants will: ⦁ Understand perception as a cognitive skill ⦁ Analyze how perception relates to learning ⦁ Learn to manage the different perceptions of students ⦁ Discover strategies to explicitly teach perception 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 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.
Teachers and school professionals have been living in an altered world with often undreamt-of pressures and stresses. The pandemic has had profound effects on our educational system, presenting both personal and professional challenges. Then the added racial tensions, questions of police brutality, and the heightened partisanship in our country have further turned up the burner on all of us. Teachers play an enormous role in society, as dedicated human beings on the front lines of education - so how do you take care of yourself in this environment? What do you do to support your own needs and struggles? This webinar takes you on an interactive journey into your heart, based in a rich, guided meditation. We explore experiences of expanded love, inner-wisdom, well-being, and feelings of calmness, peace, and gratitude. 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.
Challenging times call for school adults to be able to communicate issues and needs without judgment or blame. 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 with colleagues, students, and parents. Developing safe and healthy schools begins with how we all message each other. Strategies for using this approach in personal and professional communication will be practiced and discussed. Recommended for school leaders, ALL staff members, aspiring administrators, and mental health professionals. NOTE: These topics are also available for districts to schedule for administrative and staff meetings, workshops, and collegial circles. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 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.
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 on site 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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 provide resources, strategies, tools and lesson ideas for synchronous learning in the elementary classroom. Topics: Interactive Slides, Google Sheets, Add Ons, Websites and Extensions, Virtual Manipulatives 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. 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 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. 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.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success. This two-hour interactive webinar addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. Books of Choice: Students who read for pleasure build their skills, stamina, and background knowledge. In this webinar, teachers will 1) consider the pros and cons of required reading and books of choice 2) learn a new kind of literature circle, in which the students have all read different books, and 3) learn how to tell our own reading stories on a single Power Point slide that forms our own "Biblio-Autobiography.” Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. 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.
Bring your current resume with you for a ‘live' review in a Zoom breakout room! There will also be an additional group discussing ‘Top 10 Ways to Add Value to Your Current Role' for those individuals who are not currently looking for a position, but who wish to grow personally and professionally. 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. 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 learn how to make your classroom conversations with ELLs more productive. Explore how to use "talking chips” and sentence starters (for questions as well as responses) to get your ELLs more involved in your classroom discussions. Leave with the understanding of how to encourage your ELLs to initiate their own ideas, build on someone else's, offer a different idea, ask for support or clarification, and disagree respectfully. Examine the difference between academic language and content-specific language. Learn how to set your ELLs on a pathway to success by building up their academic language. Considering that these classroom conversations may take place remotely due to the Covid situation, learn how to use breakout rooms to conduct small group discussions and support ELLs with their language development. Come away with ideas for scaffolding your ELLs when they are participating in your mainstreamed Gen Ed classroom without ENL support. **Attendees should bring a text that they use in class. ** A copy of the book, Core Instructional Routines (6-12), (Heinemann, 2015) will be provided to participants with additional resources. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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. 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.
Praise is a well-researched, specific strategy that supports positive student learning. With so many students struggling to keep up with the new demands of distance learning and the expectations of the classroom, many struggle to maintain a healthy and confident self-concept. During such uncertainty, students are often in doubt of their skills and abilities to reach their goals and live up to their potential. The way in which teachers praise students influences their perception of their intelligence and their future responses to challenges and failures. Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on student performance, self-worth and overall self-concept. ⦁ Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on student performance ⦁ Learn to praise effort to avoid praising ability ⦁ Differentiate between non behavior specific praise and behavior specific praise ⦁ Practice praising effort and behavior specific praise to prepare for future instruction ⦁ Create a passion for learning not a passion for approval Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. 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. 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. 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 Social Studies colleagues - Lead Teachers, Social Studies Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Virginia Harnischfeger will host. Whether online or on site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to social studies consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. 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- February 9-23 3 hours Synchronous- February 9 3:30-4:30pm, February 16 3:30-4:30pm, February 23 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 have access to 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 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.

88. Coding with Computers and Chromebooks **ONLINE** presented by Michele Fisk - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/9/2021

New
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. 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.
With the sudden transition into distance learning, staying engaged and thinking positively has been extremely overwhelming for many students. Students who struggle learning found themselves unprepared for the lack of structure that the classroom environment provides and found themselves feeling defeated and thinking they weren't good enough to succeed. Positive self-talk allows students to overcome challenges and reach their goals as they become active and critical thinkers. Participants will be provided with the children's book, "Henry's Thoughts” making it possible to combine and apply the knowledge and strategies learned throughout the workshop with their students both online and in person. Students will learn to turn their, " I can't” into " I CAN!” giving them the skills needed to believe in themselves! In this workshop participants will: ⦁ Understand working memory and how it applies to self-talk and learning ⦁ Identify and compare active and passive thinking ⦁ Compare growth and fixed mindsets ⦁ Analyze reactive (negative) and proactive (positive) statements and their underlying meaning ⦁ Learn strategies to teach students to think positive thoughts ⦁ Learn to use literature as a platform to model and teach the cognitive skill of self-talk ⦁ Explore various approaches to formally and informally teaching positive self-talk to students ⦁ Understand self-talk as a cognitive skill Participants receive children's book "Henry's Thought” 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
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. Writing to Learn: Not all writing is meant to be assessed. Writing has long been shown to be a powerful way to generate ideas, find relationships among facts, remember content, and make sense of information. This webinar will demonstrate various forms and purposes of informal writing, including: writing as a strategy for studying, list-making to generate ideas, writing as a way to solidify new information, and using writing in combination with diagrams and charts. 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. 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 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 student's 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! 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. 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.
"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. 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 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. 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 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. 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 provide resources, strategies, tools and lesson ideas for synchronous learning in the elementary classroom. Topics: Interactive Slides, Google Sheets, Add Ons, Websites and Extensions, Virtual Manipulatives 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. 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.
Challenging times call for school adults to be able to communicate issues and needs without judgment or blame. 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 with colleagues, students, and parents. Developing safe and healthy schools begins with how we all message each other. Strategies for using this approach in personal and professional communication will be practiced and discussed. Recommended for school leaders, ALL staff members, aspiring administrators, and mental health professionals. NOTE: These topics are also available for districts to schedule for administrative and staff meetings, workshops, and collegial circles. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 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.
We know that data collection is vital to monitoring the progress of students with disabilities. This workshop will help educators to use tools and strategies for monitoring the progress of students with disabilities to make meaningful instructional decisions for students. Participants will explore a variety of ways to collect data, learn how to monitor academic and behavioral goals, and develop skills for using data to drive instruction. 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. 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.