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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! Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 7/12/2022

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
More than ever teachers are seeing their students struggle to focus and learn in school. If you've seen your students make the same mistakes, act out or feel overwhelmed then you will find the information and resources to decrease the impulsivity and distractibility in this training. You will learn to teach your students so they remember what you have taught in a way that they will be able to apply the information too. More than ever, students need the skills in how to engage and participate to learn both in the classroom and to succeed while using on-line computer programs. Students have become very overwhelmed and lack confidence in their ability to learn. When students become self-aware, they engage in the cognitive skills necessary to think positively and to remain on task. The Tools Inspiring Action! ™ framework for learning teaches toward students' visual and auditory attention, memory, processing and executive functioning skills. This workshop is ideal for teachers of students with exceptional needs, general education classroom teachers, psychologists, social workers and counselors. This informative, collaborative and practical training offers information and proven strategies to strengthen the readiness skills in how to learn through a multi-sensory approach incorporating manipulatives, music, literature and hands-on activities. FEE INCLUDES MATERIALS. Suggest Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors Suggested Grades: Elementary Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZtxwvjI2P21bnk9vEOiMRJhKVwnRs-GI/view?usp=sharing Eligible for 8 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Participants will examine several techniques to help Entering and Emerging ELLs learn academic vocabulary, content, and concepts to participate in the mainstream classroom. We will discuss second language development and how this affects the comprehension of academic tasks. Link 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. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Dr. Christine Pacinello was recently certified as an Internet Research Specialist. In this workshop, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how internet searches work. The workshop will cover ideas for using this knowledge to help students using the internet as a primary research tool. Topics covered: How internet searches work How to formulate research queries How to improve and refine internet searches by adding power words, symbols and operators Accessing specialized search engines and databases How to improve research skills by interpreting relevance and authority of results Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Participants will examine several techniques to help Transitioning and Advanced ELLs understand academic content and concepts. We will explore the importance of teaching academic vocabulary and scaffolding activities to support ELLs in the mainstream classroom. Link 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. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

7. LUMIO: Create Engaging Lesson with Lumio by Smart ""ON-SITE"" - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 7/19/2022

Lumio is a digital learning tool which transforms lessons into active, collaborative learning experiences that engage students on their own devices. Lumio converts your Smart Notebook lessons, Google Slides, & PDFs into activities your students can interact with and manipulate. Create visually stimulating games and activities or incorporate a graphic organizer template into your lessons. Learn how Lumio can be used for formative assessment and add these lessons to your learning management system such as Google Classroom. Your time in this class will be spent exploring Lumio features as well as creating multiple lessons or activities that you and your students can access whether you are in school or home. Bringing your own device is welcome. Eligible for six hours of CTLE credit If district is paying, you must be approved before the workshop takes place.
Participants will examine the CRS Framework and the 5 Basic Cultural Competencies that all teachers must address in their classrooms. Activities and software applications that assist in meeting the CRSF will be reviewed (Nearpod and Flipgrid). Link 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. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

9. Book Creator "ONLINE" Presented by Michele Fisk - 9:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2022

Create your own teaching resources or have students practice their writing skills by crafting a digital book with multiple forms of expression. The workshop will cover: opening an account, creating, editing, and sharing books. We will also discuss options that are available for paid subscriptions. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning in all environments. Intended Audience: Grades K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will increase knowledge and understanding of effective classroom management techniques and proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors in the elementary classroom. Participants will come away with practical strategies to implement in any learning environment. Intended Audience: Grades K-5 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

12. Apple Teacher **ON SITE** presented by Christine Joneleit - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2022

In this session for novice or expert Ipad users, you will learn how to become a certified Apple Teacher and learn the requirements to become an Apple Learning Coach. To become an Apple teacher requires you to learn foundational skills on your iPad and with Pages, Keynote, Numbers, iMovie & Garage Band. We will briefly review each of these applications throughout our class and I will show you where you will take a brief quiz to earn your badge. Depending how familiar you are with the iPad, you may complete your apple teacher requirements within our class or have all the tools you need to finish it on your own. Please bring your own iPad and apple ID Username AND Password. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In order for our students to feel valued in our classrooms they must be represented in the books we share with them. Whether it is the characters on the pages of our read alouds, the families, cultures, and settings represented in our novels, or the author's experiences that inspire the picture books we share, our students need to feel represented and heard. Our mentor texts can be more than simply books we use to teach writing strategies and skills. These texts can also be springboards of ways to discuss the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to feel included and important. Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares new selections to build a stronger classroom community. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
ADHD is considered to be a neurodevelopmental disorder, often referred to as a performance disorder, that impacts approximately 6.1 million children ages 4-17 (CDC.gov). Many students with ADHD have struggled with distance and in person learning as they have difficulty staying focused on a task, paying attention and controlling their impulses. The condition is pervasive and affects all areas of development including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Poor performance on tasks can be misinterpreted as a lack of motivation when in reality, ADHD physiologically prevents students from performing and reaching goals. This comprehensive, yet practical workshop will teach participants how to improve student engagement in the learning process so students can progress academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally. Suggest Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1B7arwkxC4vOF5nbmcANZd1uT6ou3unFG/view?usp=sharing Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In order for our students to feel valued in our classrooms they must be represented in the books we share with them. Whether it is the characters on the pages of our read alouds, the families, cultures, and settings represented in our novels, or the author's experiences that inspire the picture books we share, our students need to feel represented and heard. Our mentor texts can be more than simply books we use to teach writing strategies and skills. These texts can also be springboards of ways to discuss the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to feel included and important. Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares new selections to build a stronger classroom community. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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 what differentiated instruction is and is not and explore strategies to differentiate the four quadrants of differentiation. Intended Audience: Grades K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
As soon as the first day of school, our students should feel safe, valued, and free to be who they are. Sharing mentor texts from various text types and genres can act as a bridge to discuss community building and new emotions that our students may be feeling. These texts can also be springboards of ways to discuss the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to feel included and important. Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares new selections to build a stronger classroom community. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
As soon as the first day of school, our students should feel safe, valued, and free to be who they are. Sharing mentor texts from various text types and genres can act as a bridge to discuss community building and new emotions that our students may be feeling. These texts can also be springboards of ways to discuss the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to feel included and important. Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares new selections to build a stronger classroom community. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Many students compare themselves to others and give up before trying to tackle a challenge. These students who struggle learning often tell themselves, "I can't do it,” "It's too hard for me,” or "The other kids are better than me.” Creating healthy minds and positive decision-making skills begins with the ability to align thoughts with desired actions. Establish a classroom environment that fosters positive thinking and growth mindsets that are supported by positive praise. The ability to use positive self-talk has a direct impact on academic, behavioral and social-emotional development. Identifying then replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts influences students' ability to take initiation and reach their goals. This course will focus on identifying proactive and reactive language, what their underlying meaning is and how to teach students to take control of their thoughts and become empowered. Activities and resources will be made available for immediate use with students to foster the foundation of self-awareness, self-monitoring and self-talk. This enlightening, collaborative and fun workshop provides educators with information and proven classroom strategies to turn, "I can't” to "I can and I will!” Suggest Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zF5Ibz68fRI1WMgpGaOP7bwsVsev8Jnq/view?usp=sharing Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
More and more students are dealing with emotional issues that undoubtedly impact both academic and social-emotional success. Educators may feel ill-prepared when faced with students who are experiencing anxiety, sadness, or grief. This course is designed to empower educators with strategies on how to help these students. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of why students are struggling and meaningful ways to support them. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start 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! Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will increase your knowledge and understanding of effective classroom management techniques and proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors in the secondary classroom. Participants will come away with practical strategies to implement to any learning environment. Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will provide participants with current information and strategies for effectively supporting students with ASD. Current research and strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, meeting social needs and providing dynamic academic supports for students with ASD will be discussed. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Dr. Christine Pacinello was recently certified as an Internet Research Specialist. In this workshop, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how internet searches work. The workshop will cover ideas for using this knowledge to help students using the internet as a primary research tool. Topics covered: How internet searches work How to formulate research queries How to improve and refine internet searches by adding power words, symbols and operators Accessing specialized search engines and databases How to improve research skills by interpreting relevance and authority of results Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will provide information and strategies that promote the well-being, connectedness and success of all students. Supporting students around topics such as self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness skills will be addressed. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 8/11/2022

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In response to the current reality, it is important that we focus on the overall wellness, and social emotional learning of the students to recover from the loss of learning. Brain research directly supports the positive effects of physical activity on learning, mental health, and the overall productivity of individual success for students.
Learn how to build a culture based on empowerment to promote overall social and emotional well-being in the lives of your students as well as in your own professional life. Learn short movement experiences in your classrooms and building to increase academic success, decrease behavior issues, and increase connections. It is genuinely implement movement & wellness as the backbone to your school culture, and make an immediate difference!
Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Would you like to see your students motivated in the science classroom?
Would you like to see your students enjoying what they're doing in your class?
This workshop will introduce you to highly effective questioning techniques that you can incorporate into your daily science lessons that promote student engagement. You will learn about different methods and questioning techniques that promote conversations. You will be engaged in various activities where you will analyze engaging vs. non-engaging questions. Scenarios will be given for you to determine questions that will encourage students to have meaningful and engaging conversations for your content matter.

Objectives, to promote student engagement:
Examine your classroom culture and determine whether or not engagement is encouraged.
Examine types of questions that promote student engagement.
Create high quality, rigorous questions.
Create questions that will interest, engage, and challenge students.
Construct feedback to students.
Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The New York State Education Department requires all applicants for certification or licensing after January 1, 2014, to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services Center is an approved New York State provider of this certification training. As a result of taking this training, participants will be able to:


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


• Develop sensitivity to the experience of specific student populations.


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


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


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


• Articulate the reporting requirements for educators as specified in the Dignity Act. This is a two-part training which is comprised of a total of six instructional hours; three hours to be completed asynchronously online and three hours to be completed via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent out the Friday before the class. You will need a desktop or laptop with a working webcam, microphone, and internet access. flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A3U7Pjs49N07pRxGPj8DQRW3CA92fGfN/view?usp=sharing
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.
Are you tired of using the same read alouds and mentor texts at the start of your school year? Are you looking for newer, more culturally responsive books that will excite your students and help to build a community of readers and writers from day one? Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares some of her newest selections to invigorate your workshop teaching. Titles, authors, and activities will be shared to bring into your classroom when the school year begins! Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The Next Generation ELA Standards open many doors to encourage students to become lifelong readers. As educators, we know the importance of choice in reading material to get students actively engaged. This workshop will demonstrate a new kind of discussion-based reading assessment, one that draws from Socratic Seminar, Literature Circles, and Book Clubs. Students choose to read a book from a list of quality contemporary and classic literature and then participate in a structured conversation leading to an understanding of universal themes. The unique feature of the Books of Choice Circles is that the students have all read different books. Also included will be poetry, editorials, and informational articles. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

33. Consider the Source in Your Own Backyard

Program: School Library System

Audience: Selected Teacher Consultants and Regional Education Coordinators

Dates: 8/15/2022

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This workshop brings our selected teacher consultants and regional coordinators into the world of historical records at the Northport Historical Society. Workshop attendees will be given a tour of the museum and learn more about how the historical society can expand opportunities in the classroom. Attendees will spend the remainder of the day identifying primary sources from the historical society and creating activities and lessons for their classroom with support from our regional education coordinators to be published on ConsidertheSourceNY.org. Presenters: Jordan Jace and Historical Society Staff.
Are you tired of using the same read alouds and mentor texts at the start of your school year? Are you looking for newer, more culturally responsive books that will excite your students and help to build a community of readers and writers from day one? Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares some of her newest selections to invigorate your workshop teaching. Titles, authors, and activities will be shared to bring into your classroom when the school year begins! Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Audience: 7-12 Social Studies Teachers and Supervisors. How can social studies teachers safely discuss "controversial” topics with their students in a highly polarized society? Rather than introducing viewpoints that might be deemed biased, teachers can use picture books and short texts as the catalyst for student-generated discussions and inquiry around current social issues. For students to be engaged citizens they must have opportunities to connect content to contemporary life. At a time when issues can be polarizing, social studies educators must support their students with methods that allow discussions to originate organically and develop without fear of alienating student perspective and voice. Join Jim Mendonis, Director of Social Studies and 21st Learning in East Meadow Schools, and Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as they share methods and short texts/pictures books to begin this vital work. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

36. Edpuzzle "ONLINE" presented by Michele Fisk - 9:30-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 8/16/2022

Edpuzzle is a web-based tool for editing online videos and adding interactive content. Choose videos already online, or you can create, and upload your own! The workshop will cover: creating an account, navigating the application, creating videos, and adapting pre-made lessons. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will demonstrate best practices to address the needs of English Language Learners in the general classroom. Topics will include: the basics of second language acquisition, the relationship between English and Spanish, what to expect as Spanish speakers transition into English, how rhythm and physical movement can help to learn a new language, and how knowing Latin word roots will help Spanish speakers as well as native English speakers to learn academic vocabulary. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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 and demonstrate the power of choosing the right mentor texts for an Illustration Study. Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, to learn 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 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Our classrooms are more academically diverse than ever before. Effects of the pandemic and immigration have left teachers working with groups of students with incredible variation in readiness to access grade level content. Best practices for high quality instruction tells us that we need to meet students where they are and activate prior knowledge. This means we may need to start our instruction far below the current grade level. But then how do we ever get these students caught up with their peers? Come learn the progressions of mathematical ideas across grade levels and learn the instructional strategies that accelerate learn and close the gap left behind from loss of instruction. Four Days: Day 1: Numbers in Base Ten Day 2: Operations and Algebraic Thinking Day 3: Numbers and Operations - Fractions Day 4: Geometry, Measurement and Data Eligible for 24 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.
Prerequisites
• WRS Level I Certification
• Bachelor's degree in education or a related field
Duration - Three consecutive days (15 hours)
Upon Completion - At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify factors for successful WRS small-group instruction.
• Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 and differentiating instruction for maximum group success.
• Develop a word-conscious lesson.
• Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.
• Determine how to ensure students successfully access complex text, both literary and informational text structures.
• Understand how to select the appropriate text and tasks for students in order to effectively plan for and deliver fluency and comprehension instruction.
4th EDITION MATERIALS REQUIRED. Must be purchased separately.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_oknKteAwWmKUm385m0pwQkm5KVsccdv/view?usp=sharing
Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

42. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Emma Klimek - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2022

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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This 15-hour workshop examines the principles of multisensory structured language instruction, dyslexia, reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students beyond grade two with persistent phonological coding deficits. The Introductory Workshop provides practical application of reading research by examining the Wilson Reading System principles of language structure. Participants have the opportunity to plan a WRS lesson and practice procedures.
Must attend all 3 days.
MATERIALS NOT INCLUDED. PLEASE BRING WRS INTRODUCTORY SET (SETS 1-6) FOURTH EDITION.
The WRS Introductory Workshop fulfills the prerequisite for enrolling in WRS Level I Certification training.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18FI6JrEvLaJEYTZ13fQUjTTfu4JkIqeb/view?usp=sharing
Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit.
If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The NYS Next Generation Standards have given teachers much to think about when it comes to effective and engaging writing instruction for their students. While teachers are aligning their curriculum and teaching practices to the NYS Next Generation Standards, administrators now have new elements of teaching and learning for which they are looking as well. Join Sarah Cordova, Director of Literacy Matters, as she shares what administrators should be focused on when they observe writing instruction in their K-6 grade classrooms. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
This workshop will explore 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. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

46. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Emma Klimek - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2022

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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
AUDIENCE: New School Nurses and Those in Their First Several Years of Practice Topics: The Practice of School Nursing NYSED Guidelines How COVID-19 Has Impacted Your Practice Opening and Closing the School Year Protecting Yourself and Your License Q and A Discussion Presenter: Donna Hasan RN SNT NCSN-E flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h5xcY-b47UB47P3jvOheQpk4k4oY1Kdd/view?usp=sharing
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. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Anytime, Anyplace…Any Pace! This online training is designed for lead evaluators who are required to be trained in the nine elements outlined by the New York State regulations regarding teacher evaluation. This course is conducted online with opportunities to participate in live video chats as well as live presentations. The training has eight modules which covered the required elements stipulated in the regulations. The modules will ask participants to view videos, review articles, post to a bulletin board and/or wiki as well as submit assignments. Completion of all of the required elements of this training will provide the participant evidence of training to submit to the appropriate authority in the participant's district for approval as a Lead Evaluator. Eight (8) Modules 1. Introduction 2. Research on Teacher Effectiveness 3. Seven Teaching Standards 4. Cognitive Engagement 5. Evidence Based Observation and Teacher Observation Rubrics 6. APPR and Growth 7. SLOs 8. Inter-rater Reliability REGISTRATION IS FOR ATTENDANCE/BILLING PURPOSES ONLY! 12 HOURS OF TRAINING WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE, WHEN AND WHERE YOU CHOOSE. Once registered, the presenter will contact you. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. 12 hours CTLE Can use 2 consortium seats.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/8/2022

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Wilson Introduction 3-Day Workshop within the last five years is a pre-requisite for participation in Level I Certification. Participants need the WRS Starter Set from WRS 3-Day Training.
This program is designed to prepare individuals to implement WRS with students in need of a multisensory structured language program at the beginning stages of decoding and encoding. The prerequisite for participation in this program is attendance at a WRS Overview or WRS Applied Methods Workshop. This program is generally completed over the course of one (1) school year and consists of:
a) Start-Up Seminar
b) Implementation Meetings
START UP SEMINAR
Attendance at this seminar is mandatory for all participants in this program. Participants who do not attend this seminar may be asked, at the discretion of WLT, to withdraw from this program. IMPLEMENTATION MEETINGS A Wilson Trainer will schedule and provide five (5) 1-hour Implementation Meetings throughout the school year.
PRACTICUM WITH OBSERVATIONS Participants must complete a minimum of 60 practicum lessons implementing the WRS with an individual student selected according to the Wilson Practicum Student Selection Criteria. Participants must complete a pre- and post-testing student report. A Wilson Trainer observes the participant working with their student during five (5) 45-60 minute lessons during the course of the school year and provides written and verbal feedback. Observation dates and times are arranged by the Wilson Trainer with each participant. If the practicum student will be unavailable for an observation date, the lesson can be videotaped ahead of time to be viewed with the Trainer during the scheduled observation.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lhEK8-y4E5aSJ1KkoG41mzaQoh_Gxn27/view?usp=sharing
Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session

52. Outdoor Environmental Education Program Day-Use Training - 8-3:30pm

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/14/2022

This training is designed to prepare teachers who are interested in participating in Day-Use programs at the Western Suffolk BOCES Outdoor Learning Labs. Day-Use programs are meant to be an extension of the classroom where teachers have the opportunity to co-plan and conduct their classes in an environment that lends itself to authentic student centered inquiry based science education. All Day-Use classes have access to an outdoor educator to support them in planning activities, throughout a Day-Use class, and as the classes explore the outdoors. The Outdoor Environmental Education Program has three learning labs each located in Caleb Smith State Park, Connetquot River State Park, and Sunken Meadow State Park. Due to the environmental differences of each of the learning labs, we are able to offer a wide variety of programs that include, but are not limited to, animal adaptations, elementary chemistry, human impacts on the environment, makerspace challenges, planetarium programs, simple machines, topography, water testing, weathering and erosion, and much more! We encourage all teachers interested in learning more about Day-Use programs to attend. In addition, we also recommend teachers who have not been trained in the last 5 years attend as a refresher due to new programs being offered and the recent shift in science standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CdtjN23u8JEEr61PSW4ESF-GWlQIHD_E/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will help educators to use tools and strategies for monitoring to make meaningful instructional decisions for students with disabilities. 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. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Divisional Administrator of Professional Development, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts.

55. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Emma Klimek - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2022

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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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 and explore strategies to differentiate the four quadrants of differentiation. Participants will have the opportunity to create differentiated lessons that incorporate new strategies. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction.
-Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used
-Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning
-Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit
-Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials

These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1csMTsafhAU7vw0PLtuaHFqFjihcdE6El/view?usp=sharing
Participants need to have their grade level kit to attend.
Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction.
-Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used
-Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning
-Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit
-Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials

These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1csMTsafhAU7vw0PLtuaHFqFjihcdE6El/view?usp=sharing
Participants need to have their grade level kit to attend.
Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

59. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 9/21/2022

The School Library System Council meets to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the System's services.
This workshop will provide administrators with the knowledge and tools to support the four quadrants of differentiated instruction. Practical strategies and "look-fors” will be shared. Intended Audience: K-12 Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

61. Screencastify "ONLINE" presented by Michele Fisk - 4:30-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/21/2022

Use Screencastify to create short (5 minutes or less for the free version) video tutorials or record part of a lesson. You can easily link Screencastify to your Google Drive too! Please note: Screencastify only works with Google Chrome. The workshop will cover: setting up an account, navigating the application, and exploring lesson ideas. The workshop will focus on teacher accounts. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

62. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Emma Klimek - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2022

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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in the Orange, Green and Blue Second Edition Systems is a rigorous, small group, supplementary, literacy intervention designed for students who find reading and writing difficult and need intensive teaching to achieve grade-level proficiency. LLI Primary Systems deliver the engaging, efficient, and effective intervention that can give students the boost they need to read at the same level as their peers in as little as 18-24 weeks. The intervention should take place consistently in suggested small groups in addition to classroom literacy instruction to see maximum results.
In this workshop, participants will receive three-days of intensive training (two days of start-up training and one follow-up day) on the LLI Orange, Green and Blue systems and will learn specific skills and strategies to address the needs of readers who are not yet at grade -level proficiency. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of LLI Orange, Green and Blue Second-Edition systems, professional development for these systems delve into the routines needed for proficiency in reading. Teachers will explore the rich opportunities in the LLI Systems for Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension and Writing About Reading.
Must attend all 3 days Materials not included. Please bring an LLI Program/System Guide, (Orange, Green or Blue), one Lesson Guide and Prompting Guide 1 to use during the seminar. These materials are all included in Box 1 of the LLI materials. There should be 1 system for every 1-2 participants.
Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
PLEASE VIEW FLYER FOR FULL DESCRIPTION: Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wCPOqs4CMIJtn7U2RXf39DvlJJwvh-fi/view?usp=sharing
Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction.
-Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used
-Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning
-Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit
-Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials

These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail.
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1csMTsafhAU7vw0PLtuaHFqFjihcdE6El/view?usp=sharing
Participants need to have their grade level kit to attend.
Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

65. Social Studies Collegial Circle **ONLINE** presented by Jessica Gruttola and Corinne Suckle - 9-10am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 6/15/2023

Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES are offering monthly ELA Collegial Circles for administrators/ coordinators to connect, share resources and discuss important issues. The group has proven to be an incredible support system for those who have participated. PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

66. ELA Collegial Circle **ONLINE** presented by Jessica Gruttola and Corinne Suckle - 10-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2022 to 6/15/2023

Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES are offering monthly ELA Collegial Circles for administrators/ coordinators to connect, share resources and discuss important issues. The group has proven to be an incredible support system for those who have participated. PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.
This workshop will provide guidelines and examples for implementing Choice Boards and Menus. Participants will have the opportunity to explore topics and create lessons for these two effective and engaging strategies. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will demonstrate best practices to address the needs of English Language Learners in the general classroom. Topics will include: the basics of second language acquisition, the relationship between English and Spanish, what to expect as Spanish speakers transition into English, how rhythm and physical movement can help to learn a new language, and how knowing Latin word roots will help Spanish speakers as well as native English speakers to learn academic vocabulary. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

69. WILSON Just Words VIRTUAL Workshop presented by Sharon Wolf - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/29/2022

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 curriculum provides a sophisticated study of word structure appropriate for students beyond the elementary grades. It provides direct and explicit teaching of "how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. 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. It is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 - 12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits.
Participants must bring Just Words teachers kit.
Flyer:
Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start 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! Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

71. Professional Circle: Back-to-School Grade Level Sharing

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 9/29/2022

This professional circle will offer several grade level break-out rooms for sharing about back-to-school issues or concerns. Find out what's happening in other school libraries. Share with your grade level peers.
This workshop will increase your knowledge and understanding of effective classroom management techniques and proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors in the elementary classroom. Participants will come away with practical strategies to implement in any learning environment. Time will be given for the creation of supports and materials for the classroom and individual students. Intended Audience: Grades K-5 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/6/2022

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences. **Participants will need to have their district's evaluation rubric available for the observation portion of the workshop. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

74. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Emma Klimek - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/11/2022

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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Participants will explore several online resources that improve second language acquisition, as well as teaching content, concepts and reading. These resources can be utilized across the grade levels and content areas. Participants will improve their technological expertise and gain knowledge of various resources that are available for educators. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will provide strategies for the reading comprehension part of the exam. Teachers will learn how to create Standards-based questions for literature, help students manage their time, and apply metacognitive skills. Target audience: English and special education teachers, grades 9-12. (This workshop, because it draws from the ELA Reading Standards, is also relevant to grades 6-8). Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Fundations workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction.
-Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used
-Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning
-Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit
-Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials
This workshop is appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail.
Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
**Participants need to have their grade level kit.**
Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17dR5Qrmxo2ZSIWnAT2cpo9tgGQz-W2Bc/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide administrators with the knowledge and tools for supporting best practices in co-teaching. Practical strategies and "look-fors” will be shared. Intended Audience: K-12 Administrators Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

80. "New” Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/12/2022

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

81. APPR Recertification **ONLINE** presented by Emma Klimek - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/13/2022

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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Come join your Science colleagues - Lead Teachers, Science Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Mary Loesing and Joyce Barry will host. 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.

83. Liaison meeting and Professional Learning for all SLMS

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/18/2022

Liaisons business meeting is followed by professional learning. "ConsidertheSourceNY.org” an in-depth introduction to this resource with New York State primary sources and teacher created learning activities. Focus is on elevating the voices of marginalized communities in the historical record. Presented by Archives Partnership Trust in collaboration with Nassau BOCES and ESBOCES School Library Systems. All SLMS are welcome to attend.
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR ALL DISTRICTS Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend Social Studies related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, coordinator meetings included, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator. Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information.
This workshop will increase your knowledge about the eight domains of executive functioning. You will come away with practical strategies to help your students strengthen their executive functioning skills and become more independent and productive learners. You will explore systems that support students with specific executive function difficulties, observe and participate in modeling of strategies, learn tools for identifying the executive functioning needs in your students. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition Institute provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused on Steps 1-6 the new edition. The two-day institute is designed for WRS Level I and Level II Certified teachers who were unable to attend the 2018 Conference for Wilson Certified Teachers.

WRS 4th Edition Institute session topics include:
-An Overview of the Wilson Reading System® Edition
-A Systematic & Integrated Approach to Teaching Phonology, Morphology, and Orthography
-The Study of Word Elements
-Fourth Edition Materials Tour
-WRS Instructor Manual and Lesson Plan Practice
-Vocabulary and Wilson Words in the 4th Edition
-Assessment, Accountability, and Instruction
-End-of-Step Assessment Lesson Practice
-Prerequisite
-WRS Level I or Level II Certification

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TlhxQwco2bXCWmYxhfBQG2ds3LDe3319/view?usp=sharing
Eligible for 12 hours CTLE credit.
If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Is that a differentiated instruction strategy, an accommodation or a modification? This workshop will clarify this question and offer ways to combine all three within a classroom to support a wide range of learners. You will gain a deeper understanding of differentiated instruction components, explore the need for and implementation of accommodations, learn a paradigm for understanding and creating modifications, and plan lessons that incorporate the information presented. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let's examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We'll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency. Participants will:

• Engage in grade appropriate 3-act tasks and understand how the implementation of low-entry, high-scalability tasks can be used to reach all students.

• Explore the use of 3-act tasks as regular practice. Participants will identify when and how these lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit.

• Understand how problem-based lessons can be used within the instructional framework (opening, work session, close), and the purposeful moves required to orchestrate an effective closing session.

• Identify ways in which problem-based lessons can be used as formative assessment to monitor student growth.

• Connect 3-act tasks to conceptual learning and application, and the role they play in modeling with mathematics. o Content development focus: 3rd-5th grade o Grade levels: 3rd-6th grade teachers, support staff, coaches and administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 3 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

89. Back-to-School with OverDrive/SORA

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/20/2022

The SORA team will answer your questions and share about any new SORA updates. They will provide an in-depth overview of SORA, with emphasis on the libraries provided by the Western Suffolk BOCES School Library System including the WSBOCES Regional Digital Library, NY Reads, and LI Students Read. They will highlight available resources for students and staff on the OverDrive site.
PLEASE REGISTER WITH YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT'S BOCES: Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the Long Island Technology & Education Summit. 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 and trends. This highly regarded annual conference has grown into a premier event for Long Island educators. - Breakout sessions focusing on a wealth of ideas, resources and best practices that can be integrated into the classroom or curriculum. - Vendors available to discuss technology integration options. Audience: School District Administrators/K-12 Teachers/Technology Directors
Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) in the Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems are for students in grades 3-12 who are reading below grade level. These systems deliver powerful, research-based intervention designed to bring students up to grade-level performance in as little as 18-24 weeks. The intervention should take place consistently in suggested small groups in addition to classroom literacy instruction to see maximum results. In this workshop, participants will receive three-days of intensive training (two days of start-up training and one follow-up day) on the LLI Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems and will learn specific strategies to address the needs of older readers who need extra support. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of LLI Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems, professional development for these systems delves into the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Must attend all 3 days. Materials not included. Please bring The LLI Red OR Gold OR Purple OR Teal System Guide, Prompting Guide 1, Prompting Guide 2, and one Lesson Guide to use during the seminar. These materials are all included in Box 1 of the LLI materials. There should be 1 system for every 1-2 participants. Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. PLEASE VIEW FLYER FOR FULL DESCRIPTION: Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Plt_KlBn-lm0RodZ_Hwx4xUsJHevMRkD/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide guidelines and examples for implementing RAFTs and Cubing. Participants will have the opportunity to explore topics and create lessons for these two effective and engaging strategies. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Participants will explore several online resources that improve second language acquisition, as well as teaching content, concepts and reading. These resources can be utilized across the grade levels and content areas. Participants will improve their technological expertise and gain knowledge of various resources that are available for educators. This course is a continuation of Online Resources Part 1, but participants can take this workshop independent of the first one. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will demonstrate engaging and memorable ways to teach the parts of speech, and how students and teachers can use their knowledge of parts of speech to improve vocabulary and writing skills. Amy Benjamin is the author of several books on teaching grammar, including Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop. Grades 4-12 Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of ELA supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. CONSORTIUM MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR ALL DISTRICTS Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, coordinator meetings included, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information.
This workshop will increase your knowledge and understanding of effective classroom management techniques and proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors in the secondary classroom. Participants will come away with practical strategies to implement to any learning environment. Time will be given for the creation of supports and materials for the classroom and individual students. Intended Audience: Grades 6-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment provides teachers with precise tools and texts to observe and quantify specific reading behaviors and then interpret and use that data to plan meaningful, responsible instruction. It is imperative that teachers administer the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment in a standardized way so that they can USE the results to set specific goals in accuracy, fluency and comprehension, teach into those behaviors and ultimately celebrate student growth over time! This workshop includes specific tutorials that provide ample practice to administer the assessment with fidelity, following guidelines that minimize administrative discrepancies. Afterwards, you'll feel confident assessing levels A-Z!
• Learn how to:
• Code oral reading and analyze those behaviors
• Observe and score for fluency
• Record student responses and score the comprehension conversation in a standardized way
• Find students' independent, instructional and frustration levels in reading This workshop can be taken independently, or with Teaching With Intention PART 2: Analyzing the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment and Using it to Inform Instruction scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2023. ***Please bring***
• 2-3 completed benchmark assessments if you have administered the assessment with your students. Otherwise, they will be provided for you.
• A text you will be using in the classroom for either Read Aloud or small group
• The Continuum of Literacy Learning (Located in the Benchmark Kit) Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16rzH99yPHZJOtvdklfphvNuajgNtUbJB/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide information and strategies that promote the well-being, connectedness and success of all students. Supporting students around topics such as self-awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, relationship skills and social awareness skills will be addressed. Participants will create lessons connected to each area of social emotional learning. Intended Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

99. Long Island School Library Systems' Regional Institute: SPARK Connections - Chapter 9

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/8/2022

TBD

100. Long Island Student Support Team Conference (LISST) 2022 **ONLINE** WS BOCES & OUTSIDE LONG ISLAND DISTRICTS ONLY - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: School Counselors, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Directors of Guidance, School Mental Health Counselors, other Student Support Team members

Dates: 11/8/2022

Long Island Student Support Team (LISST) Conference- Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES would like, once again, to invite all School Counselors, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other support team members to participate in the 2022 LISST Conference. Our theme, "Responding to a Changing World", will focus on Guidance regulations, new mental health mandates and practices, mindfulness and topics that address the overall well-being of students. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices among school professionals in this field.
* The School Medical Director *Creating Safe Schools for LGBTQ Students *The Opioid Epidemic and the Role of the School Nurse *What's New at State flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H2rH8D_bM9gLFP6AI2X4_9fsH0JaeArJ/view?usp=sharing