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The content will review the required elements of the teacher evaluation regulations and any updates available at the time of the workshop. In addition, the participants will review videos and using his/her district rubrics, will evaluate the teachers. We will discuss evidence, feedback and elements of an effective discussion with a developing teacher. REGISTRATION IS FOR ATTENDANCE/BILLING PURPOSES ONLY! 6 HOURS OF TRAINING WILL BE COMPLETED AT YOUR OWN PACE, WHEN AND WHERE YOU CHOOSE. ONCE REGISTERED AND DISTRICT APPROVED, EMMA KLIMEK WILL CONTACT YOU. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. Check payments must be received prior to start of session to: WS BOCES, 31 Lee Ave., Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, Att: Debbi Maxwell. Please specify date/title of session.
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.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2021

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

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2021

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The content will review the required elements of the teacher evaluation regulations and any updates available at the time of the workshop. In addition, the participants will review videos and using his/her district rubrics, will evaluate the teachers. We will discuss evidence, feedback and elements of an effective discussion with a developing teacher. 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.

6. Middle School Counselor Meeting - 1ST MTG FREE TO ALL **ONLINE** presented by Kitty Klein - 10-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/22/2021

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(This first meeting is open to all for registration. Future meetings will be for Consortium members only.) We are all so busy doing much of the doing; now it's your turn to take time to pause, reflect, and connect. Join middle school counselors throughout the county as we discuss how everyone is transitioning into the new school year. Other topics to be discussed include: addressing the counseling regulations, conducting classroom/group lessons, meeting the requirements for the Individual Progress Reviews (IPR's), SEL, utilizing Naviance for career development and future planning, understanding graduation requirements and COVID exemptions, etc. Meetings will take place on Wednesday's from 10:00am - 11:00am Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.

7. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 9/23/2021

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The School Library System Council meets to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the system's services. It is hoped that this meeting will be held in person. If conditions make it necessary, it will be held via Zoom.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 6/16/2022

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We all look forward to a healthier and happier 2021-2022 school year. To continue the collaboration that started as a result of the pandemic, Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES are offering monthly Social Studies Collegial Circles for administrators 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.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2021 to 6/16/2022

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We all look forward to a healthier and happier 2021-2022 school year. To continue the collaboration that started as a result of the pandemic, Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES are offering monthly ELA Collegial Circles for administrators 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.

10. High School Counselor Meeting - 1ST MTG FREE TO ALL **ONLINE** presented by Kitty Klein - 10-12pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2021

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(This first meeting is open to all for registration, Future meetings will be for Consortium members only.) Serving as a high school counselor today requires a lot more than ever before; and keeping up with the changes in the regulations with regards to guidance programs can be quite overwhelming. Whether it's college advising, scheduling changes, pushing into classrooms, reviewing NCAA eligibility, conducting IPR's, utilizing Naviance, helping students with goal setting/career plans, or assessing credits, pathways, and COVID Exemptions for graduation, it's a lot of multi-tasking! Come join high school counselors throughout the county as we review these topics and more. Meetings will take place on Thursday's from 10:00am - 12:00pm on the following dates: September 23, October 28, December 16, February 10, and April 7. To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.

11. Back-to-School Professional Circle

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 9/23/2021

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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.

12. Get Organized **IN PERSON** presented by Peter Santoro - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/28/2021

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This workshop will help teachers organize their Google Classroom and Google Drive to help keep you and your students organized throughout the school year. You will learn tips and techniques to cut down on clutter and stress so you can concentrate your energy and focus on your students. This workshop will also show you how to set up a Google Site to help teachers stay organized and provide students and parents with the essential information they need as the school year progresses. As an alternative to Google Sites, this workshop will also explore the use of Symbaloo as an alternative means to organization of links and information. You will leave this workshop will a fully functional Google Site/Symbaloo Page. Please bring your laptop/Chromebook and your USB drive in the event that your files are not in the cloud. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This first meeting is open to all for registration. Future meetings will be for Consortium members only. Come join other elementary school counselors throughout the county for some networking and dialogue. Hear what everyone has been doing to transition their students back into the new school year and re-establish community within their schools. Additional topics to be discussed include: the guidance/counseling regulations, SEL, infusing technology/online programs to enhance communications, lesson plans to address career development and personal awareness, etc. Meetings will take place on Tuesday's from 10:00am - 11:00am Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
This 4-hour remote workshop reviews strategies in Grade 3-12 classrooms to promote student self-management and independence. This self-management toolkit includes:
• checklists to teach ‘academic survival skills', such as study skills and efficient homework practices.
• a format to run productive teacher-student conferences designed to engage and motivate the reluctant learner.
• selected cooperative-learning activities to increase academic engagement and performance while also promoting student responsibility.
• teacher communication tools that motivate students to engage in challenging academic work. All materials and resources shared will be available free to participating schools. ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK FROM 11-12PM. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
(This first meeting is open to all new MS counselors for registration. Future meetings will be for Consortium members only.) Come join other middle school counselors who are new to the middle school counselor role, as we discuss responsibilities for counselors. Additional topics include: learning the school culture, addressing SEL, understanding academic advisement in the scheduling process, conducting classroom push-ins and individual/group meetings, introducing career lesson plans, addressing the guidance regulations with regards to goal setting and IPR's, developing teacher/staff relations, etc. To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
. For many schools, the Covid pandemic has temporarily reduced or even derailed MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) services. Some districts also report a substantial increase in ‘Covid casualties', students newly at risk for academic failure due to interruptions to instruction. This 4-hour remote training is intended to help elementary schools to ‘recalibrate' and restore their MTSS model. It will review best practices in MTSS for academics, highlighting those ‘non-negotiable' elements necessary for success at intervention Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Participants will also have an opportunity to review their school or district MTSS practices, identify areas needing improvement, and develop their own action plan. All resources introduced at this training will be accessible online after the workshop. ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK FROM 11-12pm. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The tenure-process years are often highly stressful for the new administrator or supervisor. There are enormous pressures and challenges placed on our new educational leaders too often with little thought to their initial training and development needs as they immediately try to balance the at-times conflicting demands of parents, teachers and district administrators. And, too often the new administrator does not feel comfortable sharing his/her own personal concerns or angst with colleagues. Still, the new educational leader should take comfort knowing that the challenges of the pre-tenure years are not unique...every tenured school and district administrator has experienced and overcome them...and, you can too! This workshop will explore common challenges that new administrators and supervisors face, and then provide you with concrete assistance on how to thrive in your current leadership setting! Audience: Non-Tenured Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
- Come join other high school counselors who are new to the high school counselor role, as we discuss responsibilities for counselors. Additional topics include: learning the school culture, understanding academic/college advisement in the scheduling process, conducting classroom push-ins and individual/group meetings, introducing career lesson plans, addressing the guidance regulations with regards to goal setting, SEL, and IPR's, developing teacher/staff relations, etc. To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.

19. Math Coordinator Network Meeting - DATE CHANGED TO Oct 8th

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/1/2021

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Math Coordinator Network Meeting has been changed to October 8th due to LIASCD being scheduled for October 1st as well.
This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. Prerequisites
• WRS Level I Certification
• Bachelor's degree in education or a related field Duration Three consecutive days (15 hours) Upon Completion At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify factors for successful WRS small-group instruction.
• Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 and differentiating instruction for maximum group success.
• Develop a word-conscious lesson.
• Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.
• Determine how to ensure students successfully access complex text, both literary and informational text structures.
• Understand how to select the appropriate text and tasks for students in order to effectively plan for and deliver fluency and comprehension instruction. Graduate Credit One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA, upon completion of course requirements. Please see Process for Graduate Credit (https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/graduate-credit/process-graduate-credit) for details. 4th Edition materials required. Must be purchased separately. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

21. Technology Plan Survey Training - Full two hour - 9-11am

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/4/2021

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Two hour training for district staff
This workshop has a solution to executing the learning target on every student's level in our ever-changing learning environment! Come to this workshop to collaborate on a differentiated station-based model that ensures 100% student growth, promotes greater math proficiency, and provides a platform to accomplish an equitable lesson plan! RJ models are the solutions to teachers integrating data-driven instruction daily remote, hybrid, and/ or in-classroom instruction. This workshop is designed to assist all math teachers and administrators in using differentiated station-based instruction involving student data, e-learning monitoring tools, rigorous instruction, responses to intervention, and math manipulatives daily. All pedagogies accommodate new language learners and exceptional learners. Together, we will collaborate with our infamous blueprint. After this engaging workshop, educators will have the ability to implement station-based learning in multiple forms for diverse learners to create a substantive classroom with daily differentiated instruction. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This course will help participants learn how to establish self-compassion practices through mindfulness. Research-based mindfulness strategies will be taught to help teachers kick off the new year with specific strategies to improve their mental health and well-being. This course will be a restorative time for educators to attend to their own self-care. This course will include mindfulness practice and lots of group discussion. Appropriate for all educators K-12.This will be a six-part virtual series with all sessions running from 4:30-6:00. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 9 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1-1/2 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/5/2021

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.
Summer break is over and your students' levels do not appear to be what they were at the end of the last school year. Where do you go from here? Join D.E.I. Literacy Consultant, Lea Rascona, as she discusses how to quickly pinpoint where students are, strategies for grouping students when there is no time to formally assess and how to recover from the summer slide. Participants will engage in demonstration lessons and discuss how small group strategy sessions are beneficial during the launch of guided reading practice. 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.
This 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. The training has eight modules which cover the required elements stipulated in the regulations. 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 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 12 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2 consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. I. Pacing and Metacognition: Skillful readers understand their own needs as readers, and they make adjustments according to the text. This webinar will demonstrate strategies that will help students understand three practices of skilled readers: 1) pacing, 2) expressing the central idea in one well-developed sentence, and 3) how to choose the right strategy for the kind of text they are reading. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This introductory workshop will focus on helping teachers understand how best to fit the free AP Classroom resources into the school year. We'll discuss when it makes sense to utilize each resource and share best practices for how to incorporate them into your syllabus. Subject-specific e-modules will be available to help teachers learn the "how-to” as a follow up to this event. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
During the Covid pandemic, increased numbers of students have fallen behind in academic skills due to remote learning and interrupted instruction. This 4-hour remote training is intended to help middle and high schools to establish or strengthen their MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) model. It will review best practices in MTSS for academics and highlight those ‘non-negotiable' elements necessary for success at intervention Tiers 1, 2, and 3-with particular focus on the strengths and challenges of making MTSS work in a secondary setting. Participants will also have an opportunity to review their school or district MTSS practices, identify areas needing improvement, and develop their own action plan. All resources introduced at this training will be accessible online after the workshop. ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK FROM 11-12PM. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
One hour training for district staff
This workshop will focus on an overview of the resources available in AP Classroom. We'll discuss when it makes sense to utilize each resource and share best practices for how to incorporate them into the syllabus. We will also spend time reviewing the administrator tools that allow leaders to monitor teacher and student usage of AP Classroom throughout the school year. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
Summer break is over and your students' levels do not appear to be what they were at the end of the last school year. Where do you go from here? Join D.E.I. Literacy Consultant, Lea Rascona, as she discusses how to quickly pinpoint where students are, strategies for grouping students when there is no time to formally assess and how to recover from the summer slide. Participants will engage in demonstration lessons and discuss how small group strategy sessions are beneficial during the launch of guided reading practice. 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.

33. New to Co-Teaching ELLs? **ONLINE** presented by Judy Dodge - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 11/4/2021

Perhaps you've always taught content on your own as a solo teacher in your own classroom, but now you find yourself working with a co-teacher. It may be that you‘ve co-taught before, but now find yourself with a new co-teacher in a brand new "marriage”. How will you share responsibilities in this new classroom where once you were in charge of everything? Learn the individual roles of each Gen Ed/Special Ed or ENL teacher, as well as the shared responsibilities of two teachers in the same classroom. Come to this two-session, after-school workshop (via Zoom) to examine Six Co-Teaching Models that will make content more comprehensible for ELLs. Learn about the models that will give your ELLs more opportunity to be heard and helped when developing second language skills that emerge from social interaction. Target Audience: General Education Teachers Along With Their ELL Co-Teachers side-by-side with 2 computers!! ** Attendees should have available a text they use in class ** Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Calling all Geometry Teachers! If you have not used DESMOS in your classes, this workshop is for you. DESMOS is a free application that students can access on their Chromebooks/laptops and there are MANY free activities that have been created by teachers. These activities are interactive and students can work in groups or individually. I will also cover the teacher set-up and some activities you can do with students to introduce DESMOS and to familiarize them with this app before you begin using it for instruction. Bring your Laptop/Chromebook and your creativity as we explore the world of geometry through Desmos. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. 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 life-long 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. Stu-dents 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. Target audience: English Language Arts, Reading, and Special Education teachers, grades 6-12. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships provide students the opportunity to earn money for college simply by completing key steps in the college admissions process. Join us for an overview of the program, learn how your students can earn, and how you can use the resources the program provides to help encourage students along the road to college. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
In addition to getting to know your ELLs and their families and creating high expectations for Gen Ed Teachers who have included ELLs in their classrooms, there are six vital instructional moves that Principals can put in place to increase the achievement of ELLs. Join Judy Dodge, who has worked with dozens of school districts on Long Island, to explore best ways to strengthen your ELL program. Leave with the understanding of how to help your teachers to… 1. Create active classrooms where ELLs are engaged for 90% of the time 2. Focus on Academic Vocabulary AS WELL AS Academic Language 3. Employ more Equitable and Inclusive Instructional Strategies 4. Use "Daily”, as well as, Regular Formative Assessment 5. Encourage ELL participation in Academic Conversations during class 6. Come to agreement on School-Wide Initiatives and recognize the Impact of Collective Efficacy upon your ELL program In addition, you'll leave with a Checklist of Look-Fors while supervising Inclusive classrooms. Target Audience: Administrators 3-12 Fee includes Judy's book "25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom - 2nd Edition". Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

38. FREE Intro to Excel **ONLINE** presented by Jeff Olefson - 1-2pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/6/2021

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This introduction to Excel is designed for the person who is new to Excel or has had only minimal experience with Excel or worked with Excel a long time ago and would like an update. No prior knowledge is assumed, so we will start with the very basics and cover all the essential things you need to get started or enhance your existing Excel work. Even experienced Excel uses will benefit shortcuts and productivity tips that we will cover. To continue experiencing Excel, Mr. Olefson will be presenting a 6-session series. There will be six 1-hour virtual sessions on October 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17 and December 1. For more information, please copy this link for the flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bz_kfRhJUdgyUIK-GuHTVjh76bHou7jp/view?usp=sharing Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.

39. Science Coordinator Network Meeting - **ONLINE** - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/7/2021

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science 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 science 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.
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. 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.
Are we ready for the USHG Framework Exam? As of January 2022, this will be the only exam offered for our USHG students. Enroll in this session if you need a refresher in what will be expected of students for the multiple choice, short response and essay segments of this exam. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

42. Virtual Lead Nurse Forum

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/7/2021

AUDIENCE: Lead School Nurses/School Nurse Coordinators FACILITATOR: Donna Hasan RN SNT NCSN-E Topics for Discussion:



• Opening of School



• Physicals



• Screenings



• SCOPE and Pre-K Programs



• Mask Dilemmas



• Forms of Glucagon- New Laws



• Q and A



• Open Discussion flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/13BJSBLAaI6ABrOKGkfy0GFK5PzJqg2lI/view?usp=sharing

43. Math Coordinator Network Meeting **ONLINE** - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/8/2021

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math 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 Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math 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 program is designed to prepare individuals to implement WRS with students in need of a multisensory structured language program at the beginning stages of decoding and encoding. The prerequisite for participation in this program is attendance at a WRS Overview or WRS Applied Methods Workshop. This program is generally completed over the course of one (1) school year and consists of: a)Start-Up Seminar b)Implementation Meetings c)Practicum with Observations d)Steps 1-6 Course online START UP SEMINAR A Wilson Trainer will provide the 4-hour Virtual Start-Up Seminar on October 8. 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. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
A critical aspect of Culturally Responsive Learning is selecting tasks that invite students to author and share their own ideas for teachers to respond to. Let's experience how 3-Act Math tasks promote student agency and authorship of mathematical ideas where teachers actively respond to different student cultures, backgrounds, and ideas to drive instruction.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/13/2021

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.
In this workshop you will learn the advantages of using EdPuzzle, as well as the tips and techniques to successfully implement EdPuzzle in your classrooms. As a Certified EdPuzzle Coach, I will be able to guide you through the ins and outs of this great application. We will have a group discussion regarding some best practices for utilizing EdPuzzle to enhance your instruction. Please make sure you have access to the recorded content you want to integrate into EdPuzzle. Bring your laptop/Chromebook. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Although the research consistently points to how important vocabulary is in all subject areas, many teachers have not addressed vocabulary instruction effectively or with sufficient emphasis. In this workshop, teachers will learn ways to teach generic academic vocabulary, subject-specific words, and words encountered in reading through the principles of natural language acquisition. Topics will include how words get learned and stay learned, how to select words for explicit instruction, giving students choices in the words they learn, Greek and Latin word components, formative and summative assessments. 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.
Whether you are co teaching for the first time or your first year with a new partner, this workshop is for you. Participants will explore the six models of co teaching, learn pros and cons for each model and practical classroom examples. Easy to implement strategies for team communication and collaboration will be explored. Best practices in co planning and lesson plan development will be discussed. Audience: Educators and Administrators K-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.

50. Back to School with SORA

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists and Administrators

Dates: 10/13/2021

The OverDrive team will provide an in-depth overview of SORA, the new WSBOCES SLS Regional Digital Library, available resources for students and staff, and time for Q & A.
Interested in learning how Part 2 of the USHG Framework exam (Short Essay Questions) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 2 questions for the upcoming USHG Framework exam (premiere 2022). Participants are asked to bring their personal electronic device (laptop/tablet). If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

52. SLS Liaison business meeting and Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/14/2021

The Liaisons business meeting will be followed with professional learning about the new School Library Program Rubric. All SLMS are welcome to attend. This online meeting will run from 9 am until noon.
This six session online series will provide an opportunity for participants to add tools to their leadership, productivity and efficiency toolbox. Join colleagues from across our region and across the country for this highly interactive online series. If you cannot make a session live, sessions will be recorded for on-demand viewing and as a future personal resource. 1. How to Add More F.A.T. (Flexibility, Adaptability, Tolerance) to your leadership style - October 14, 2021 2. Policies, Procedures and Checklists - November 18, 2021 3. Round Tripping Between MS Excel and Google Sheets - January 13, 2022 4. Effectively "Managing Up.” (Helping your administrator(s) to utilize you as a resource) - February 17, 2022 5. Difficult Conversations - April 7, 2022 6. Relationship Recovery - May 12, 2022 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. Please view flyer for ALL descriptions: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YvQ9gAwVdpxz30GG7VV6MzihplrnylV2/view?usp=sharing
Math can be fun and creative! Using technology can help students be more engaged. Games, virtual manipulatives, interactive videos are just a few of the few resources that students will enjoy. Invigorate your teaching this coming school year with lessons that will work for remote and in-person teaching and learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In her signature workshop, Peggy Rakas helps teachers measurably improve job satisfaction and increase their effectiveness in the classroom. We will examine lessons from positive psychology, master teachers, and coaches and look at how we can develop a more positive, grateful, and centered attitude that will benefit both teacher and student. Attendees report that they leave inspired and motivated, and long-term results include happier and more engaged students and teachers, more productive classrooms, and healthier students, teachers, staff and administrators. Participants will receive suggestions for challenging yet sustainable mindfulness and gratitude practices. And all will go home with engaging ideas, clear goals and practical exercises for improving one's outlook on life. Presenter: Peggy Rakas is a lifelong educator who has personally experienced the benefits of positive psychology in her classroom. She is a certified Optimize Life Coach specializing in positive psychology. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TIHWSN6pS1VsbXyjB4c75HFxOJBjfH-Z/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2021 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. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of workshop.

57. 2021 Long Island Technology and Education Summit - VIRTUAL- PRESENTERS ONLY

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/15/2021

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Western Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2021 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. THIS REGISTRATION IS FOR PRESENTERS ONLY!
Western Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Eastern Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2021 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. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_-fCM9k8aNJ7kDu91KikycwbSYjjYEFp/view?usp=sharing
"Grammar” is a word that can inspire many different reactions. Our students might recoil at the mention of it; we, as teachers, might feel dread, thinking about the rote, disconnected workbook exercises that often accompany a unit on grammar; our administrators might feel puzzled as they scratch their heads, thinking about how to help their teachers get it right. But what we've all failed to understand is that the answer to the question of how to deliver solid, practical grammar instruction has always been right under our noses. While we all know that grammar is being taught, for some reason it isn't transferring into our students' writing. Not to mention the fact that most students don't know when to use grammar correctly or how to use it powerfully. Using Jeff Anderson's Patterns of Power as a guide we will discuss a philosophy crafted to help students both understand and enjoy grammar. Participants will leave with strategies to start teaching "grammar that sticks" in their own classrooms with little prep and lots of excitement. 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.
"Grammar” is a word that can inspire many different reactions. Our students might recoil at the mention of it; we, as teachers, might feel dread, thinking about the rote, disconnected workbook exercises that often accompany a unit on grammar; our administrators might feel puzzled as they scratch their heads, thinking about how to help their teachers get it right. But what we've all failed to understand is that the answer to the question of how to deliver solid, practical grammar instruction has always been right under our noses. While we all know that grammar is being taught, for some reason it isn't transferring into our students' writing. Not to mention the fact that most students don't know when to use grammar correctly or how to use it powerfully. Using Jeff Anderson's Patterns of Power as a guide we will discuss a philosophy crafted to help students both understand and enjoy grammar. Participants will leave with strategies to start teaching "grammar that sticks" in their own classrooms with little prep and lots of excitement. Audience: Administrators Gr K-6 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.

61. Bridging the Learning Gap Caused by Covid-19 presented by Ryen Jackson

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2021

The purpose of this workshop is to provide math educators with strategies and structures to design and implement differentiated learning math lessons incorporating differentiated student groupings and intervention skills and concepts from the previous grade level. Bridging the learning gap in math means designing lessons with time allotted for students to fill in academic misconceptions from the year before and practice skills they haven't yet mastered, at the same time building student's prior knowledge to access and mastery the on grade-level content. By offering this workshop, I hope to provide math teachers with a lesson plan structure using instructional technologies, standards-based activities, and instructional insights to bridge your students' learning gaps. After this workshop, teachers will be able to create lessons involving differentiated student groupings and essential skills and concepts from the previous grade. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2021

Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The Just Words and the Wilson Reading System provide a multi-tiered system of support for students in grades 4-12. Just Words provides targeted intervention for students with word-level deficits in the 15th-50th percentile, and WRS provides a more intensive and comprehensive intervention. The Just Words class is not just teaching reading and spelling basics, it is providing the foundational skills that are necessary in today's economy. Just Words provides a curriculum for the accelerated study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. The Just Words phonics and spelling instruction includes: -Study of English sound system -Phoneme segmentation skills for up to six sounds in a syllable with application for decoding and spelling -Syllable structure including six basic syllable types in English and syllable division patterns used for decoding -Spelling of common Latin suffix endings when added to unchanging basewords -Process for vocabulary study as well as meaning of common Latin roots -Decoding application with phrasing for meaning -Automatic reading and spelling of the first 250 most frequently used words from Edward Fry's List of High Frequency Words as well as additional high frequency words -Directed, accelerated pacing of Wilson phonics and spelling instruction Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. As students move up through the grade levels, both the words and the sentences get longer. This webinar will address three strategies: 1) de-mystifying multisyllabic words, 2) using punctuation as a comprehension tool, and 3) understanding what pronouns refer to within the text. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

64. Technology Plan Survey Training - Full two hour - 9-11am

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/19/2021

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Two hour training for district staff

65. Special Education is NOT a Place K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators

Dates: 10/19/2021

In this workshop you will learn about the major areas of special education, including a brief history of special education, special education law, IEPs, the continuum of services and categories and characteristics of disabilities present in special education. Special education methods, including an overview of effects of disabilities on learning and behavior, will be discussed. Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

66. New ELL Co-Teaching Teams presented by Judy Dodge

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/20/2021

Perhaps you've always taught content on your own as a solo teacher in your own classroom, but now you find yourself working with a co-teacher. It may be that you‘ve co-taught before, but now find yourself with a new co-teacher in a brand new "marriage”. How will you share responsibilities in this new classroom where once you were in charge of everything? Learn the individual roles of each Gen Ed/Special Ed or ENL teacher, as well as the shared responsibilities of two teachers in the same classroom. Come to this full-day workshop with your co-teacher to examine Six Co-Teaching Models available to you that will make content more comprehensible for ELLs and learning more manageable for them because of the small-group attention students will receive. Leave with lesson plans that you and your co-teacher will develop and bring back to use tomorrow (or next week) in your classroom. Finally, learn exactly what co-teaching should look like when executed authentically. Audience: General Education Teachers Along With Their ELL Co-Teachers ** Attendees should have available a text they use in class ** Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will demonstrate engaging ways to teach parts of speech, sentence structure, and the patterns of Standard English by using hands-on manipulatives, visuals, word games, and auditory rhythms. Grammar instruction is durable, sensible, and useful when students discover that most of it is about naming concepts that they already know intuitively, whether they are native speakers of English or not. This methodology is based on the principles of brain-based pedagogy and the principles of language acquisition. 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.
Is the honeymoon over and you already have some great co teaching strategies built into your everyday practice? This workshop is for co teaching teams that have co taught together for 1 2 years. In this workshop, you will explore variations to the six basic co teaching models, experience activities that deepen co teaching knowledge and practices and learn concrete tools to develop team communication strategies further. Develop a concrete plan for making co teaching changes based on self evaluation of your current practice and plan lessons that incorporate both new and previously learned techniques and information. Audience: Educators and Administrators K-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.

69. Excel Series - Six 1-hr Sessions **ONLINE** presented by Jeff Olefson - 1-2pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/20/2021 to 12/1/2021

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Excel is a very power tool with many uses in the educational environment. This six-session series will provide you with a solid grounding that will enable you to leverage the power of Excel. Session 1-October 20 Microsoft Excel Tip and Tricks Topics will include: Cell fills, shrink to fit, basic analysis, most frequently used functions, relative, mixed and absolute reference, basic conditional formatting and how to create drop down menus. Session 2-October 27 Conditional formatting and logical operators. This session will look deeper into practical applications of conditional formatting for attractively presenting data, analysis, and tracking. Session 3-November 3 Data Validation is what Excel will allow to be entered in a cell, the default is anything, but you can customize this using both simple and complex criteria. Session 4-November 10 Working with Excel Tables In this session we will explore many uses for MS Excel's table function including how to create a table and convert table data back to a range, sorting and filtering, copying information from a table to create specialized reports, using tables to do an analysis, exploring the total row subtotal functions, table esthetics and the use of slicers. Session 5-November 17 Vlook-Up, Index and Match, and two dimensional lookups. This session will explore look up functions in Excel and how they can save times and help you populate a spreadsheet from a large dataset coming from applications like work order systems, student management systems, and financial systems. Session 6-December 1 Intro to Pivot Tables Pivot tables are a unique set of tables that enable you to easily do complex analysis of "transactional type” data. For full descriptions, please copy link for the flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bz_kfRhJUdgyUIK-GuHTVjh76bHou7jp/view?usp=sharing Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

70. "New" Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/20/2021

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.
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! Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Interested in learning how Part 3 of the USHG Framework exam (Civic Literacy Essay Questions) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 3 questions for the upcoming USHG Framework exam (premiere 2022). Participants are asked to bring their personal electronic device (laptop/tablet). 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.
The Goals of this 5-Part Institute are to: -Provide effective and on-going support for New Teachers in this still unsteady environment -To suggest best ways to begin the school year and how to use Best Practices throughout the year -Offer "Tips of the Trade” for thriving, not just surviving, their new profession -To explore, in a "safe environment”, the many questions that new teachers have throughout their first years of teaching. Each monthly session will consider a different component necessary to the success of new teachers who are launching their careers. -Entering the Teaching Profession: What Should I Expect? -Best Ways to Begin the School Year: How Should I Begin? -Instructing With Strategies that Work: Whose Research Should Inform My Pedagogy? -Teaching for Engagement and Impact: What Strategies and Structures Work? -Supporting Diverse Learners in my Classroom: Helping ELLs and Others in My Classroom Audience: 1st and 2nd Year New Teachers of Grades 3-12 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 10 hours CTLE credit. 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 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 Suggested Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 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
This 4-hour remote training demonstrates effective Tier 1/classroom interventions (grades 3-12) across a variety of academic areas. Participants will also learn about Internet sources to obtain high-quality research-based interventions to create their own intervention bank. Sample forms will be shared for documenting Tier 1 interventions. All materials and resources shared will be available free to participating schools. ONE HOUR LUNCH BREAK FROM 11-12PM. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Can use 2/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Meetings will be for Consortium members only. Come join other elementary school counselors throughout the county for some networking and dialogue. Hear what everyone has been doing to transition their students back into the new school year and re-establish community within their schools. Additional topics to be discussed include: the guidance/counseling regulations, SEL, infusing technology/online programs to enhance communications, lesson plans to address career development and personal awareness, etc. Meetings will take place on Tuesday's from 10:00am - 11:00am To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
This workshop will examine practical lessons from positive psychology that will help students stay positive during this unprecedented time. Peggy Rakas is an approved teacher for the Yale course for high school students called "Psychology and the Good Life.” We will look at lessons inspired by this course to share with grades 5-12 on harnessing habits, mindsets, happiness misconceptions, mental illusions, building deliberate practice skills, and what truly makes us happy. With these lessons, both students and teachers can measurably raise their happiness and optimism levels. Presenter: Peggy Rakas is a lifelong educator who has personally experienced the benefits of positive psychology in her classroom. She is a certified Optimize Life Coach specializing in positive psychology. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/10fOvWy8pvIGaQA5Brm35jE259eTBht9w/view?usp=sharing
Each tool can be used for synchronous or asynchronous learning. Please note: Screencastify only works with Google Chrome. Kahoot: Create activities that can teach or review content. Kami: A PDF annotation tool that syncs with Google Drive Screencastify: Create short video tutorials or record part of a lesson. Easily link Screencastify to your Google Drive too! During this class, participants will be guided through setting up free accounts, navigating the basics of each application, and discuss lesson ideas. We will also discuss some of the available options for paid subscriptions. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The Socratic Seminar model is a question-based way to foster close reading and text-centered conversations among students. These text-centered conversations can then form the evidence for text-based written arguments and interpretations of literature and historical documents. This workshop will give participants a chance to explore the seminar format, select appropriate texts, evaluate student participation, and use academic vocabulary in their responses. Those who have already taken this workshop are welcome to return to share their successes and challenges and advance their skills. This workshop is recommended to grades 6-12, English and Social Studies teachers, and others who incorporate rich, interesting readings in their classrooms. Grades 6-12. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Examine world language technologies that are Ed Law 2d compliant for student use in the classroom as well as technologies not yet compliant that can be used as engaging instructional tools. Fully compliant interactive technology tools offer differentiated student activities targeting multiple modalities of language learning and assessment. Learn to create digital world language specific assessments, audio and visual flashcards, and differentiated student self-assessments. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

84. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting **ONLINE** - 8:30-11:30am

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/28/2021

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.
Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. -Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used -Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
These meetings will be for Consortium members only. Serving as a high school counselor today requires a lot more than ever before; and keeping up with the changes in the regulations with regards to guidance programs can be quite overwhelming. Whether it's college advising, scheduling changes, pushing into classrooms, reviewing NCAA eligibility, conducting IPR's, utilizing Naviance, helping students with goal setting/career plans, or assessing credits, pathways, and COVID Exemptions for graduation, it's a lot of multi-tasking! Come join high school counselors throughout the county as we review these topics and more. Meetings will take place on Thursday's from 10:00am - 12:00pm. To join the consortium, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
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: Educators K-12 and Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Suggested Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors 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 Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1-1/2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

89. Effective Instructional Coaching 3-Day Institute **ONLINE** presented by Jessica Gruttola - 8:30-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 10/29/2021 to 12/3/2021

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Audience: Instructional Coaches, Department Chairs and Teacher Leaders This three-day institute is for instructional coaches of all grade levels and subject areas. Through collaborative inquiry, participants will gain a deeper understanding of various coaching frameworks, theories, research, current perspectives and practices, and explore the unique perspective of a "coaching mindset.” Training objectives:
• Understanding and implementing strategies for effective instructional coaching.
• Providing effective feedback to impact change.
• Utilizing technology to improve teaching and learning.
• Creating collaborative learning environments. Day one: Building relationships and fostering a positive collaborative school community Understanding/Implementing the tools for effective coaching Day two: Reflecting on teaching and learning creating collaborative learning communities Providing effective feedback Day three: Sustaining an effective coaching model Building professional capital within the school community Please bring ear buds and a laptop or other device for note taking and access to on-line resources. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit. Can use 3 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

90. Google Slides Virtual Classroom presented by Michele Kerr - 2 sessions - 4:30-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 11/8/2021

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This two-part 3 hour training will show teachers how to create a Virtual Classroom. Virtual Classrooms make assignments and activities more interactive for students. Through Google Slides, the Virtual Classroom will show links to assignments, documents, and websites. In addition, the presenter will show teachers how to add videos from YouTube, another URL or of themselves teaching. This is especially helpful for Special Area teachers who need to show a specific skill to their students. Google Slide Presentations can easily be added to Google Stream or Classwork tabs in Google Classroom. Eligible for CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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 Worker, and other support team members to participate in the 2021 LISST Conference. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices among school professionals in this field.
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 Worker, and other support team members to participate in the 2021 LISST Conference. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices among school professionals in this field.
The annual school nursing workshop will provide school nurses with current clinical information that affects the practice of school nursing and the delivery of school health services including the management of chronic and acute student illnesses, injuries and other health-related barriers that impact on optimal learning experiences and potential. In its fifteenth year, this popular event offers school nurses the opportunity to keep updated in their field, to network with other school nurses and to better plan, access and utilize current school nursing/school health models and delivery systems. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS (Please keep in mind that things change daily during these times) *Emotional Issues as Students Return to the Classroom* *Concussion and the Virtual Learner* *Long Term COVID -19 Symptoms in Children* *What's New Up At NYSED? * (CTLE Credits are available) flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_iTJg4EnoCWRpQ7Hg1qDZTm8EPXH21nm/view?usp=sharing

94. Long Island School Library Systems' Regional Institute: SPARK Connections - Chapter 8

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/2/2021

The Regional Institute will feature three terrific presentations. Caroline Fuchs and Heather F. Ball of St. John's University Libraries will present their research results in "We Need to Talk: Framing Conversations Among K-16 Librarians for Student Success.” Annemarie Gordon and Annesley Gersztoff will discuss the "Sustainable Libraries Initiative Certification Program for School Librarians.” Award winning author, Linda Sue Park will talk about children's literature with "The Goal of Greater Truth”. At the end of the day there will be grade level and other break-out rooms in which you can chat with your peers about the school year. The day is sponsored by EBSCO, Lincoln Library Press/FactCite, Read to Them, and Rosen Digital. We thank them for their support. This virtual event is free. (Will cover Content and Pedagogy)
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 make a change for peace and justice. 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.
The Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention is a small-group, supplementary intervention system designed for young children who struggle with reading and writing. Designed to bring children up to grade-level performance in as few as 18-24 weeks, LLI is a powerful, research-based early intervention system that can prevent literacy difficulties before they turn into long-term challenges. Professional Learning for LLI includes three days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day) to give participants an in-depth understanding of the LLI systems:
• LLI Orange System, Levels A-C (Kindergarten)
• LLI Green System, Levels A-J (Grade 1)
• LLI Blue System, Levels C-N (Grade 2) Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 18 hours CTLE credit. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lRKIi4ynKKpcRG5e7Mdd5e65Ou7oWzmh/view?usp=sharing
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 make a change for peace and justice. 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.
Are you looking for strategies that will help your students become better monitors of their learning? How about strategies that help learners become independent during their learning process? This professional development aims to provide math educators with effective strategies that will teach and foster learners to be self-aware. Integrating metacognition and self-regulated learning strategies will help students set and balance their own goals, initiate and self-direct their activities, and work independently. By offering this workshop, I hope to provide math teachers with strategies that ensure learners will become better monitors of their learning, guide their thinking paths, and control their learning. After this workshop, teachers will know how to integrate metacognitive and SRL questions and collaborative activities in math lessons. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 2 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

99. Middle School Magic **ONLINE** presented by Jamie Gargano - 4-5pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 11/3/2021

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Learn simple classroom management and instructional strategies to create an engaging and joyful classroom. Incorporate technology, hands on projects, fun competition, presentations, classroom jobs, spelling bees, and student names in the target language. Create opportunities within the WL classroom for students to grow, thrive, and prepare to reach high school WL goals. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. 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. Audience: Educators K-12 and Administrators Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 11/4/2021

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.