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1. Heart-Centered Support From Afar presented by Stuart Baker, Harmony Strategies - FREE 1 Hour Session - 2-3pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/26/2020

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In this very difficult time that is having such far-reaching effects on our lives, students, teachers and administrators alike may be experiencing a lot of stress in different forms. Even though we cannot interact in person with students and colleagues, we can share impactful support from a distance. This program guides teachers and administrators through a practice of intentionally send loving support to students and colleagues, making use the capacities for human connection that we all possess. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

2. Google Forms presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 8:30-9:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/27/2020

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Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses. This webinar will focus on ways to use Forms when teaching from home. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Staying mindful on a daily basis is challenging in the best of times. During a pandemic, it becomes even more difficult, yet more important. Join us to learn a few mindfulness strategies that you can use today to promote your well-being, and in turn, interact more meaningfully and productively with others. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

4. Collections by Destiny - a close look

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 5/27/2020

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Collections by Destiny is an easy way for teachers, curriculum staff and librarians to share ideas, webpages, images, documents, videos and eBooks from anywhere. Whether you need a place to house all of your resources for specific units, or want to have your students pin a list of resources for a project, Collections can help reduce instructional planning time, increase usage of your resources and encourage deeper learning in and out of school. You can choose to share your Collections between users or across the district or school. Learn how other librarians are using Collections to showcase their collections. Time for hands on practice. Facilitated by Katrina Conte and Peter Nasta.
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 home learning environments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 narrative text type, exploring connections to the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will explore how each text connects to the various stages in Writing Workshop as well as opportunities for grammar and reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning through distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This session introduces the concept of resilience and how it can be honed through crises. We first create a working definition and understanding of what resilience means and then discuss specific ways to build resilience during turbulent times. Participants will come away with an enhanced understanding of resilience and practical techniques for embracing it and fostering self-empowerment. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 opinion/argument text type, 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 opportunities for grammar and reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will increase your knowledge and understanding of the Multiple Intelligence Theory and its application to distance learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies and tools to apply this theory to distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
The purpose of "Using Virtual Math Manipulatives in Distance Learning" webinar is to assist math educators with integrating virtual manipulatives into distance learning lessons and e-learning platforms. Using manipulatives is the solution to engaging students on every level in deeply understanding math! By offering this professional development webinar, I hope to provide a variety of ways to use virtual manipulatives to accommodate new language learners, students with disabilities and accelerated learners. After this webinar, you will be familiar with using virtual manipulatives in distance learning lessons involving essential mathematical concepts such as ratios, fraction sense, number sense, algebraic thinking and operations, geometry and real-world problem-solving. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

12. FlipGrid presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 3-4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/27/2020

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FlipGrid is the perfect tool for K-12 distance learning. This free online video response system, from Microsoft, allows students to share ideas and learn together. In response to teacher prompts students create short authentic videos. Participants will be coached through: setting up an account, and adopting and adapting pre-made lessons. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

13. SETC:Crafting &Learning Community for Discussion

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/27/2020

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Effective and powerful classroom discussions do not just occur; they require a learning community that fosters their development. The use of different types of norms, selected scaffolds, and knowledge of the stages and continuum of classroom discussion are explored. LINKS TO ONLINE SESSION WILL BE SHARED VIA EMAIL TO REGISTRANTS THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT.
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."The ability to use positive self-talk has a direct impact on academic, behavioral and social and emotional development. Identifying then replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts influence students' ability to take initiation and maintain goal-oriented behaviors. This workshop 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. Watch students engage in the skills that it takes to become successful and to believe in themselves!

• 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 how to teach students to think positive thoughts Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Most of us see the crux of a difficult conversation as an outward focused endeavor. But, to be most effective in communicating something important to us, we must first look inside and find what is it we are really wanting. In this experiential workshop we will use physical, mental and emotional cues to help us gain clarity on issues impacting us. Then, we will discuss ways to set up a conversation to be most effective. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

16. Google Classroom Support presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 8:30-9:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/28/2020

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Are you using Google Classroom to deliver instruction, but experiencing some difficulty? This webinar can help to increase your comfort level with online learning. This is essentially a Q&A webinar, where teachers help teachers. You're invited to email questions before the webinar to: questions@tomdiener.com. We will try to answer as many questions as possible. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
A critical piece of our end of the year routine is reflection; this year, more than ever. Join Sarah Cordova as she shares engaging and thoughtful mentor texts and writing activities with which your students can engage in in order to reflect on their skills, strategies, and social-emotional growth. Additionally, Sarah will share ways that students can set up goals for themselves as they move into the summer and next school year. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

18. Creating and Assessing Math e-Portfolios K-12 presented by Ryen Jackson - FREE 1 Hour Session - 2-3pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/28/2020

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The purpose of "Creating and Assessing Math e-Portfolios" webinar, is to provide math educators with effective standards-based instructional strategies and various forms of measuring student achievement and proficiency through digital portfolios. By offering this professional development webinar, I hope to provide an alternative way to assess for learning that allows students to collect and display many kinds of artifacts like assignments, tutorials, projects, and discussions. After this webinar, you will have a framework to create and design e-portfolio activities to challenge students to think and a platform to accommodate multiple learning styles. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 text type, 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 opportunities for grammar and reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

20. Introduction to Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 3-4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/28/2020

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Google Classroom is a learning management system widely used across Long Island. It's the perfect tool for K-12 teachers to deliver instruction in these challenging times. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access, and assess assignments quickly. Participants will be coached through setting up a classroom and making assignments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

21. Introduction to Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 8:30-9:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/29/2020

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Google Classroom is a learning management system widely used across Long Island. It's the perfect tool for K-12 teachers to deliver instruction in these challenging times. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access, and assess assignments quickly. Participants will be coached through setting up a classroom and making assignments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will help educators to address the challenges students with Autism Spectrum Disorders face within home learning environments. Participants will leave with tools for implementing strategies to meet IEP goals. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Are you familiar with the new Next Generation Writing Standards? Do you know the ins and outs of exactly what we are responsible for teaching to our students? Join Sarah Cordova as she walks you through all of the writing and language standards for your particular grade. Sarah will share tips on how to teach the standards in an efficient and interesting way, show mentor texts from various genres within each text type, and explain various activities and lessons to share with your students, whether remotely or in your classroom. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will provide educators with strategies to address the needs of students with Intellectual Disabilities within home learning environments. Participants will leave with ideas on how to plan assignments that support a wide range of abilities and needs. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This webinar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Sarah will discuss ways to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year and share key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit. She will also discuss how to develop simple lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to participants the night before the event.

26. Google Meet presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 3-4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 5/29/2020

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Google Meet is a video-conference/calling service that can be used to link remote students together for online real-time interaction. On a Google Meet call, up to 150 students can speak and share video with each other at once. In this session, educators will learn how to schedule, start, and conduct online video Meet conferences. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 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. Participants will:


• Gain a deeper level of understanding about ADHD and how it manifests in different stages of development


• Discover the educational outcomes and prevalence of ADHD


• Recognize the different types of ADHD


• Understand ADHD as a performance disorder not a motivational disorder


• Discuss how to use visual charts paired with actionable strategies Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Looking for engaging activities to motivate your learning-at-home students? Go beyond the Google Apps launcher and learn what other tools are available. These tools allow students to do incredible things like: explore the human body in 3D, take a virtual stroll down the halls of Versailles, learn how to code. or explore world languages on their own. Participants will be acquainted with over 40 innovative tools. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning through distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 home learning environments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Whether you attended the first webinar on differentiation strategies or not, you are welcome to attend this one. This webinar will explore more strategies and examples for differentiating your teaching to meet the needs of all learners for your distance instruction. Participants will leave with practical "how to" guidelines and examples for the creation and implementation of more differentiation strategies. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This webinar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Sarah will discuss ways to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year and share key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit. She will also discuss how to develop simple lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to participants the night before the event.

34. Google Forms presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 3-4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/1/2020

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Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses. This webinar will focus on ways to use Forms when teaching from home. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Many students easily apply the cognitive skills necessary to be successful academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally. However, many students who struggle learning need to be taught explicitly how to acquire, access and apply information taught with confidence. 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 selfconcept benefits from identifying that they can manage their own perceptions, improve their academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills. 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 Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will increase your knowledge and understanding of the Multiple Intelligence Theory and its application to distance learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies and tools to apply this theory to distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

37. Google Classroom Support presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 8:30-9:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/2/2020

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Are you using Google Classroom to deliver instruction, but experiencing some difficulty? This webinar can help to increase your comfort level with online learning. This is essentially a Q&A webinar, where teachers help teachers. You're invited to email questions before the webinar to: questions@tomdiener.com. We will try to answer as many questions as possible. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Sensitivity in Crisis lays the foundation for understanding how to be a more conscious communicator in high-stress situations. It utilizes components of emotional intelligence, nonviolent communication, and conflict management to better navigate touch situations in the context of crisis. Learn how to balance your emotional needs and others', identify potential "ouch" points, and how to authentically apologize when the heat of the moment gets the best of you. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

39. Dignity for All Students Act, DASA (SOCE) *** UPDATED FORMAT***

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 6/2/2020

At this time we will be converting this DASA workshop into a BLENDED FORMAT--- ~~~3 hours at home-self directed,remote learning to be completed by 5/26. ~~~3 hours online, synchronized, via Zoom 9-12pm on June 2 ~~=6 Hours ~~~An initial email will be sent in April to all registered attendees at that time notifying them of this. A 2nd email will be sent in mid May with directions and requirements for the 3hrs at home, self directed, remote learning. **NOTE-The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2021. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting, School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Autism and Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). This workshop satisfies the 6 hr DASA requirement.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide educators with effective ways of integrating 21st-century skills like creativity, innovation, and critical thinking into distance learning math lessons. 21st-century skills revolve around problem-solving, communication, collaboration, self-direction, cross-cultural skills accountability, and leadership. This webinar will discuss how to integrate 21st-century skills in distance learning meaning creating mathematical tasks where the learners must spend the larger part of their time with activities that ask them to generalize, find new examples, carry out applications, and work through other understanding performances. After this webinar, you will have the skills to create relevant real-world mathematical tasks that invite students to use knowledge and tools he/she already possesses, allow and encourage equitable learning, leave valuable and sustainable imprints behind, and importantly promotes empowerment. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Staying mindful on a daily basis is challenging in the best of times. During a pandemic, it becomes even more difficult, yet more important. Join us to learn a few mindfulness strategies that you can use today to promote your well-being, and in turn, interact more meaningfully and productively with others. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

42. Modifications Made Simple presented by Diane Ripple - FREE 1 Hour Session - 2-3pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/2/2020

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This webinar will look at a dynamic paradigm for creating modifications for students with disabilities. Participants will leave with practical strategies and tools for creating and embedding IEP goals for their distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This webinar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Sarah will discuss ways to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year and share key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit. She will also discuss how to develop simple lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

44. Nearpod presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 3-4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/2/2020

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Nearpod can help teachers to engage students and get instant insights into learning, even when classrooms aren't together. Participants will be coached through setting up an account and adopting and adapting premade lessons. Bring your questions for a live Q&A after the webinar to provide additional support! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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."The ability to use positive self-talk has a direct impact on academic, behavioral and social and emotional development. Identifying then replacing negative thoughts with positive thoughts influence students' ability to take initiation and maintain goal-oriented behaviors. This workshop 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. Watch students engage in the skills that it takes to become successful and to believe in themselves!


• 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 how to teach students to think positive thoughts Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will look at best practices in co-teaching and its application to your distance instruction. Participants will leave with practical strategies and tools for creating a dynamic, co-taught learning experience for all students. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 home learning environments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Finding that your students don't really know how to use cloud based applications like: Docs, Sheets, and Slides? The Applied Digital Skills curriculum can help.Students watch (at their own pace) step-by-step video tutorials to create authentic products. Lessons, that can easily be integrated into Google Classroom, will be showcased during this webinar. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will increase your knowledge and understanding of the Multiple Intelligence Theory and its application to distance learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies and tools to apply this theory to distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will help educators to address IEP goals in their lessons by providing strategies for embedding accommodations and modifications at home. Participants will leave with ideas on how to plan assignments that align IEP goals with the curriculum. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

51. ELA Collegial Circle - 1-2pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/3/2020

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Greetings, We have been pleased to offer weekly ELA Collegial Circles to continue discussing and collaboratively problem solving the current issues education is facing. Going Forward we will offer bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm. Meeting notes and presentations from past meetings are located at https://sites.google.com/wsboces.org/wsbonlinetoolkit/home/western-suffolk-boces-weblearning towards the bottom of the page. An email with the link for the meeting will be sent out at the beginning of next week. Please feel free to come to the meeting with questions, concerns, or celebrations to share.

52. Suicide Safety For School Personnel Train the Trainer Event presented by Debra Caputo, MSEd.

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/3/2020 to 6/24/2020

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This Train the Trainer workshop is designed to certify school personnel as a Suicide Safety for School Personnel Trainer. Upon completion of the workshop, the trainer will have the ability to facilitate a 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. Pre-Workshop Requirement: Trainer candidates are required to complete a two-hour online training, entitled, "Act on Facts: Making Educators Partners in Youth Suicide Prevention." This must be completed prior to June 2! This free training program can be accessed at the link provided below. View trailer here: http://www.sptsusa.org/educators/meptrailer/. Register here: http://sptsuniversity.org/login/index.php. A certificate will be awarded upon completion of the online training. Please send a picture of it to debramcaputo@gmail.com prior to session 1. Must attend all three (3) sessions to be certified to train. You are not required to be employed by a school district to register. Questions? Email Dorothy Thearle at dthearle@wsboces.org Fee is for all 3 sessions plus materials zoom link to be emailed to registrants the night before the event. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bzfxSgiPz4gLHbczvZ0u90uYGFqlwMDL/view?usp=sharing
The purpose of "Creating and Assessing Math e-Portfolios" webinar, is to provide math educators with effective standards-based instructional strategies and various forms of measuring student achievement and proficiency through digital portfolios. By offering this professional development webinar, I hope to provide an alternative way to assess for learning that allows students to collect and display many kinds of artifacts like assignments, tutorials, projects, and discussions. After this webinar, you will have a framework to create and design e-portfolio activities to challenge students to think and a platform to accommodate multiple learning styles. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Most of us see the crux of a difficult conversation as an outward focused endeavor. But, to be most effective in communicating something important to us, we must first look inside and find what is it we are really wanting. In this experiential workshop we will use physical, mental and emotional cues to help us gain clarity on issues impacting us. Then, we will discuss ways to set up a conversation to be most effective. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
All teachers care about ensuring that the students in their classroom and their larger school community are becoming considerate, respectful, and tolerant, citizens of our world. Picture books about emotion and social-emotional issues can help students to think deeply about feelings they may have and social issues that they may be facing. Join Sarah Cordova as she shares some of her favorite picture books that help to build a community of learners where everyone feels valued and respected. Titles, authors, and videos will be shared so that you can share these beautiful texts with your learners. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will provide educators with strategies and tools for supporting the parents of their students with disabilities at home. Participants will leave with ideas on how to make learning at home less stressful and more manageable for parents and students. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

57. FlipGrid presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 3-4pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/3/2020

New
FlipGrid is the perfect tool for K-12 distance learning. This free online video response system, from Microsoft, allows students to share ideas and learn together. In response to teacher prompts students create short authentic videos. Participants will be coached through: setting up an account, and adopting and adapting pre-made lessons. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This session introduces the concept of resilience and how it can be honed through crises. We first create a working definition and understanding of what resilience means and then discuss specific ways to build resilience during turbulent times. Participants will come away with an enhanced understanding of resilience and practical techniques for embracing it and fostering self-empowerment. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Whether you attended the first webinar on differentiation strategies or not, you are welcome to attend this one. This webinar will explore more strategies and examples for differentiating your teaching to meet the needs of all learners for your distance instruction. Participants will leave with practical "how to" guidelines and examples for the creation and implementation of more differentiation strategies. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

60. SETC: MOLLOY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE FOR TESOL CERTIFICATION PATHWAY

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 6/3/2020

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ZOOM INFO WILL BE SENT THE NIGHT BEFORE! SUMMER OR FALL 2O2O START Graduate Course The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certification Pathway: Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate courses are designed for teachers who hold a valid New York State Teaching Certificate, have a Master's Degree and wish to earn TESOL Certification without having to earn an additional degree. These fully online graduate 3-credit courses are offered at a special reduced tuition rate of $900 per course. Teachers can also take these courses for professional development without going for certification. Candidates for certification must meet certain Content Core and Pedagogical Core requirements and must also meet any non-coursework requirements, such as the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and fingerprint clearance, as specified. Graduate courses are offered in the program to assist teachers in meeting most of the Content and Pedagogical Core course requirements

61. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 8:30-9:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/4/2020

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This webinar is for teachers who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their skills. In addition to learning new Classroom features, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their distance learning experience and expertise. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
In this very difficult time that is having such far-reaching effects on our lives, students, teachers and administrators alike may be experiencing a lot of stress in different forms. Even though we cannot interact in person with students and colleagues, we can share impactful support from a distance. This program guides teachers and administrators through a practice of intentionally send loving support to students and colleagues, making use the capacities for human connection that we all possess. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will provide educators with strategies to address the needs of students with Intellectual Disabilities within home learning environments. Participants will leave with ideas on how to plan assignments that support a wide range of abilities and needs. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Staying mindful on a daily basis is challenging in the best of times. During a pandemic, it becomes even more difficult, yet more important. Join us to learn a few mindfulness strategies that you can use today to promote your well-being, and in turn, interact more meaningfully and productively with others. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
A critical piece of our end of the year routine is reflection; this year, more than ever. Join Sarah Cordova as she shares engaging and thoughtful mentor texts and writing activities with which your students can engage in in order to reflect on their skills, strategies, and social-emotional growth. Additionally, Sarah will share ways that students can set up goals for themselves as they move into the summer and next school year. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Parents have been thrust into the world of online learning. If you're getting stressed about the new homeschooling transition, you're not alone. This webinar will concentrate on Google Classroom, and provide tips to help your child stay organized and find success with this online learning system. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will help educators to address the challenges students with Autism Spectrum Disorders face within home learning environments. Participants will leave with tools for implementing strategies to meet IEP goals. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will look at strategies and examples for differentiating your teaching to meet the needs of all learners for your distance instruction. Participants will leave with guidelines for the creation and implementation of such strategies as pre-assessments, choice boards, menus, and RAFTs will be discussed. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

69. Google Meet presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 8:30-9:30am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2020

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Google Meet is a video-conference/calling service that can be used to link remote students together for online real-time interaction. On a Google Meet call, up to 150 students can speak and share video with each other at once. In this session, educators will learn how to schedule, start, and conduct online video Meet conferences. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 home learning environments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
This webinar will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning through distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.

72. Modifications Made Simple presented by Diane Ripple - FREE 1 Hour Session - 2-3pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2020

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This webinar will look at a dynamic paradigm for creating modifications for students with disabilities. Participants will leave with practical strategies and tools for creating and embedding IEP goals for their distance instruction. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
A critical piece of our end of the year routine is reflection; this year, more than ever. Join Sarah Cordova as she shares engaging and thoughtful mentor texts and writing activities with which your students can engage in in order to reflect on their skills, strategies, and social-emotional growth. Additionally, Sarah will share ways that students can set up goals for themselves as they move into the summer and next school year. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
Looking for engaging activities to motivate your learning-at-home students? Go beyond the Google Apps launcher and learn what other tools are available. These tools allow students to do incredible things like: explore the human body in 3D, take a virtual stroll down the halls of Versailles, learn how to code. or explore world languages on their own. Participants will be acquainted with over 40 innovative tools. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
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 home learning environments. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants the night before the event.
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of self-help advice we see every day and even more so, during this unprecedented time. In this workshop, we examine lessons from Positive Psychology that have been researched to help people flourish during challenging times. We will explore proven methods to develop a more positive, grateful and centered attitude that can help as we navigate the new realities in our classrooms and lives. Participants will be given suggestions for small, sustainable habits that will help improve one's outlook on life and will leave the workshop with engaging ideas, clearer goals, and practical exercises.
This training is designed to prepare teachers who are interested in participating in Day-Use programs at the Western Suffolk BOCES Outdoor Learning Labs. Day-Use programs are meant to be an extension of the classroom where teachers have the opportunity to co-plan and conduct their classes in an environment that lends itself to authentic student centered inquiry based science education. All Day-Use classes have access to an outdoor educator to support them in planning activities, throughout a Day-Use class, and as the classes explore the outdoors. The Outdoor Environmental Education Program has three learning labs each located in Caleb Smith State Park, Connetquot River State Park, and Sunken Meadow State Park. Due to the environmental differences of each of the learning labs, we are able to offer a wide variety of programs that include, but are not limited to: animal adaptations, elementary chemistry, human impacts on the environment, makerspace challenges, planetarium programs, simple machines, topography, water testing, weathering and erosion, and much more! Dress for the outdoors! Sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, etc. Only for teachers who are participating in Western Suffolk BOCES Day-Use programs during the 2020-2021 school year! Eligible for CTLE credit.
Western Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES, and Eastern Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2020 Long Island Technology & Education Summit. The Long Island Technology & Education Summit highlights how schools and educators from across Long Island are leveraging technology to enhance learning. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices that encourages educationally sound pedagogy.

79. Long Island Student Support Team (LISST) Conference 2020

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/3/2020

Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES would like, once again, to invite all School Counselors, Psychologists, Social Worker, and other support team members to participate in the 2020 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.