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1. Google Science Journal presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/24/2019

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Science Journal is a free app, that's fully compatible with Android, iOS and most Chromebooks. Science Journal transforms smartphones and Chromebooks into a science lab that encourages students to explore their world. Students conduct eye-opening experiments, record observations and make new, exciting discoveries. Participants will learn how to inspire students with hands-on, mind-opening experiments developed by experts, while streamlining their workflow and saving considerable time. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uVPT0PO4cAXox2uxd560Sca0f2xnc-pk/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I0BISBXjaXJhpPkz03YXVbrn3oNJx0Ge/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed for teachers who are interested in creating banks of multiple-choice questions using the Task Models for the GHG II school exams of the future. Teachers will be introduced to the Task Models for GHG II and will create a bank of questions linked to Units 1-10 of the Framework for their particular grade level. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19Nbk6t_fA_u380WHoKUfEUy7DdN7gWkr/view?usp=sharing

4. ChromeBooks presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/31/2019

Leverage the power of Chromebooks in your classroom. Whether there are a few Chromebooks in your classroom, or everyone has his own, you'll learn how to maximize their impact on student learning. Discover the ins-and-outs of: -The Chrome Operating System, -ChromeBook Apps, -ChromeBook management, and more. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vTW93vG-c8KQuvgMfh69EbCO_NsGAN_R/view?usp=sharing

5. Mindfulness Practices presented by Margaret Matthews

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/31/2019

Practicing mindfulness is a benefit to all students, parents, teachers, and administrators from all grade levels and subject areas. Embracing and practicing these mindfulness techniques is transformational. This workshop will focus on mindfulness techniques that can assist in overcoming the demands placed on teachers, staff, and students to perform. Incorporating mindful practices can help alleviate the strain and lead to success. Outcomes:
• Methods to increase happiness
• Provide tools to learn to regulate emotions
• Strengthen focus
• Show compassion
• Increase resilience
• Access inner calmness regardless of outside circumstances
• Adaptability
• Boost confidence
• Tap into creativity
• Embrace uniqueness
• Test scores improve Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FQPoQNetdLBDaVskDu4b6wpT0NLPgubO/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into Part 2 of the English Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time to write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts and incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/191z8sBwd9b4c8aT0IOLVpKPuKsRz0oQ6/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into Part 3 of the exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students manage their time on the exam to write a rhetorical analysis of a given text after a cold reading, and incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bVDmKa8KGleF7Y1PpgtXiWeAeDhlFWqd/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed for teachers who are interested in creating banks of document pairs for school exams of the future, following the GHG II Part 2 model. Teachers will also be able to match the document pairs to the question format for Part 2 of the GHG II. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BuYonfjBZBD2R5Djcxq1u6CDMMBEUTvM/view?usp=sharing

9. Differentiated Instruction Institute presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/5/2019

This workshop will teach the necessary tools for meeting the needs, capacities and skills of the diverse learners in the K-12 classroom. Participants will: -Learn the components that comprise Differentiated Instruction -Explore strategies to differentiate content, process and product -Observe and participate in modeling of strategies and methods for supporting and challenging students across a range of abilities -Plan lessons that incorporate the strategies and information presented Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CdHEGqsVQbH8YQlICPitnKRnTd3niAGA/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed for teachers who are interested in creating banks of document groups for school exams of the future, following the GHG II Enduring Issues Essay model. Teachers will be reminded of the GHG II Enduring Issues parameters for grouping documents and using these parameters, gather appropriate documents to include in classroom exams. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1thQ6VXeyxeMPJgRt_TjLjpHANyuouBi_/view?usp=sharing
RJCM's (Ryen Jackson Consulting Math LLC) goal is to prep students for college and career readiness by exposing students to engaging and relevant real-world examples. This workshop is designed to assist all math teachers and administrators with writing real-world problem sets that help build cognitive skills student's needs to be successful in algebra and beyond. Together we will construct differentiated and rigorous real-world problem sets, dealing with essential mathematical concepts such as Number Sense, Operations with Rational Numbers and Analyzing and Evaluating Expressions and Equations. After this engaging workshop, educators will have the tools and knowledge needed to construct and write standards-based, differentiated, engaging and rigorous real-world problem sets that will equip their students for college and future careers! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hyzA2KW47Aywj9sRk4P1huadvap14Zki/view?usp=sharing

12. Effective Instructional Coaching 3-Day Workshop presented by Jessica Gruttola

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/6/2019 to 8/9/2019

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. Please bring ear buds and a laptop or other device for note taking and access to on-line resources. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iktEsbpuqRU1tN6rW3fg4Q5bfTjwHjdl/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Task Models used by NYSED test designers to construct multiple choice questions for the USHG Framework Exam, premiering in June 2020. Using these task models, teachers will be able to gather appropriate documents and construct multiple choice questions appropriate for classroom use. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mIZEB7UswrtrLSD5HTv87XPPlEahcb6Y/view?usp=sharing
You spend hours upon hours carefully editing, correcting, and commenting on every detail of student writing. You return the papers to the students, they look at the grade on top of the paper and blow right past your corrections. If this sounds familiar, come and learn an easy-to-implement, time-saving, but effective way to respond to student writing. Developed by Amy Benjamin. RxEdit and RxRevise consist of a collection of student-friendly, one-page lessons that students access themselves, matched to their demonstrated weaknesses in writing. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uims9J3aQh63Zn2YAqu-dfGCSr-zunIg/view?usp=sharing
What should science instruction look like based on the three dimensions of learning advocated by the NYSSLS/NGSS? What should my yearlong curriculum look like based on the three dimensions of learning? How do implement a district adopted NGSS curriculum with fidelity to the practices of science? This workshop is designed to answer these questions. Participants will engage in sample lessons and investigations. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum to practice redesigning lessons. This is the first of a two part workshop series on NYSSLS learning and curriculum alignment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10oM4-pz3g8kEykvGVh6VW09kPKqRPkv5/view?usp=sharing
Because both English and Spanish share the common ancestry of Latin, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect your Spanish-speakers to the academic level of English. Other topics include:

• Teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles,

• Using sentence frames to teach writing,

• Teaching with visuals and kinesthetics, collocations ("go-togethers"), idioms, and

• Transitioning from informal to formal English. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UjywZIBnBNNfPo8G7bNr7buyaxxHRxx-/view?usp=sharing
The maker movement is taking K-12 education by storm and many educators are anxious to jump on board. Unfortunately, many educators are convinced that in order to have a "real" makerspace one needs a 3D printer, power tools, and robotics kits. Getting to the heart of the maker movement, teachers can provide students with the same learning opportunities through no-tech makerspaces. This workshop will feature resources and activities developed by Arvind Gupta. Mr.Gupta has developed simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. These toys from trash projects have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15KugyqB8j-3Il53DsHVi5s47v7V3oztw/view?usp=sharing
With the inception of the Social Studies Framework and the new design for Social Studies Regents exams, more and more stress is being placed on students acquiring the skills needed to interpret and use documents. The Social Studies Practices K-12 require students first and foremost to examine, interpret and use evidence of all types in their search for knowledge. The challenge for teachers K-12 is to find documents that are suitable for their students' social studies instruction. Often overlooked are resources provided by New York State, residing in the New York State Museum, Archives and Library. During this session, participants will be introduced to the offerings available within these collections, have the opportunity to explore further, and be offered time to construct lessons based on documents within the collection. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o4asJyXDREybC3XdXFVJd4m5qguoKpIi/view?usp=sharing
Teachers will create a prompt to entice students to solve a problem, but will your students complete the challenges and breakout in time? Sample breakouts will be viewed. Google Sites & Google Forms will be taught and used to create your breakout. You will also search for internet resources which will be utilized in this project. Please bring a curriculum topic or idea you would like to work on and any materials you would like to integrate into your Breakout. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Lc37qioDZNnQfVwKqIljHHg-XzzPDe-E/view?usp=sharing
"Different for the sake of different can be a waste of time." - George Couros Mathematics education should be more than problem sets. This workshop will help participants identify and create meaningful activities which will spark student curiosity, maintain engagement and promote discussion in the elementary classroom. Outcomes: ● Define and identify cognitively challenging tasks ● Create and plan lessons which align with grade level curriculum ● Explore techniques for facilitating student collaboration ● Learn/practice effective questioning techniques which advance student learning ● Math talks- using discourse to deepen conceptual understanding Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lf-oUdFIZ4QTNJj0K_4tciBoAjreVYh_/view?usp=sharing
There have been many changes and revisions in instruction and assessment with the advent of the Framework for Social Studies. In June 2019 the new GHG II exam premiered. This will be followed by the new USHG Framework Exam, premiering in June 2020. Students and teachers alike need to address the Social Studies Skills from K-8 to prepare students for Secondary level Social Studies courses and assessments. This session will introduce K-6 teachers to strategies that will assist in planning instruction with the Social Studies Skills in mind, whether the instruction is interdisciplinary or Social Studies focused. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for use during this session to plan future instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MXm4EItV9M_teqKyfZGBy19DxkR-xti7/view?usp=sharing

22. Classroom Management from the Heart presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/12/2019

Classroom systems need to run smoothly in order for students to receive the basic education that they need. But aside from teaching the basics, teachers also have a unique opportunity to be role models and mentors for their students, building emotional intelligence and maturity, along with the way. This workshop focuses on simple, easy ways to encourage students to strive for excellence, building a stronger, more resilient next-generation. Administrators, Teachers, and Support Staff will all benefit from the 6 Classroom Management skills that are highlighted in this workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jDWJxbBLP4PnsJu1m0JexBXkmFSis-5l/view?usp=sharing

23. Wilson Reading System Introductory 3-Day Workshop presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/12/2019 to 8/14/2019

This 15-hour workshop examines the principles of multisensory structured language instruction, dyslexia, reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students beyond grade two with persistent phonological coding deficits. The Introductory Workshop provides practical application of reading research by examining the Wilson Reading System principles of language structure. Participants have the opportunity to plan a WRS lesson and practice procedures. The WRS Introductory Workshop fulfills the prerequisite for enrolling in WRS Level I certification training. Materials NOT included. Please bring WRS Introductory Set (Sets 1-6) Fourth Edition. Must attend all three days. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1efh50Yasq4OOaAmvOYTmmr10wN39VjM4/view?usp=sharing
Go beyond the Google Apps launcher. We're all familiar with GSuite for Education, but Google has dozens of other hidden tools. 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 and explore world languages without ever leaving the classroom. These Google tools are out there just waiting to be used. They can supplement any curriculum or they can be used outside the classroom for students to hone their skills and explore educational concepts in a way that's informal and fun. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v4abpbTXEeB9XyecwSBLuVZgWalbI8AN/view?usp=sharing
As per NYS regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will include required training elements, as well as reviews of research related to best teaching and coaching practices. The session will also provide opportunities to observe and discuss teacher practice and consider the issue of inter-rater reliability in the context of evaluation instruments through the use of videos. New developments and regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yx4_TzxW_mW6Li53vtBFwc6M-JDDtkrX/view?usp=sharing

26. Lions Quest Implementation Workshop: Grades 6-12 BAYSHORE SCHOOLS ONLY

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/19/2019

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This workshop introduces the Lions Quest SEL Program to educators who will be implementing the program in the Bay Shore secondary schools. Other schools may not attend. Please contact WS BOCES at rallen@wsboces.org if you are interested in this program for your district.

27. New Teacher Evaluator Training (Must Attend Both Days) presented by Emma Klimek

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/19/2019 to 8/20/2019

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 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Vpn9J4zgz-iI69TkgtFGsjxFtUiViLB/view?usp=sharing
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 group instruction.
• Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for maximum group success.
• Develop a word-conscious lesson.
• Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.
• Determine how to incorporate complex text, both literary and informational text structures.
• Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction with Wilson Fluency®/Basic. 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UTmPhf87Y9UkM94A0zfogVYSU_xb-wNS/view?usp=sharing

29. Discovery Education Professional Learning Event

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/19/2019

Discovery Education is partnering with Western Suffolk BOCES to provide a deep dive into the Fall 2019 enhancements for Discovery Education Streaming. This session is designed to review how Discovery Education Streaming continues to support multiple learning modalities with high quality content, rich instructional strategies, and a robust collaboration space. We are excited to share the future of Discovery Education, fully designed to support teachers effectively integrate digital resources in the classroom. Bring your own device for this unique learning and hands-on session that will:

• Highlight new dynamic resources and tools such as Studio and SOS Instructional Strategies to engage students

• Feature creative ways to invigorate educators in your schools using your current Discovery Streaming subscription

• Provide a deeper dive into the enhancements for back to school Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PEBseOhI_SiwnvP6HlInb2NZBqY9WDFZ/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Education Department requires all applicants for certification or licensing after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services Center is an approved New York State provider of this certification training. As a result of taking this training, participants will be able to:
• Summarize the intent components and operational definitions present in the Dignity Act.
• Develop sensitivity to the experience of specific student populations.
• Recognize how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement and behavior with a strong focus on the importance of social and emotional learning strategies.
• Describe bullying, harassment and discrimination, including indicators, early warning signs, prevention and intervention and how to interact with families of victims and aggressors.
• Enhance their understanding of diversity and multi-cultural environments and examine personal biases.
• Articulate the reporting requirements for educators as specified in the Dignity Act.
• **No food will be provided. Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch** **NEW SECURITY PROCEDURES-PLEASE BRING PHOTO ID** Registration is at 8:00am-Class starts promptly at 8:30am. To view flyer please cut and paste link into your browser flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gXbMVCCLPEFpHuyDOSjqrDexyag63C9X/view

31. Googlemania presented by Christine Joneleit

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/20/2019

Come to a Google working session with questions to ask a trainer. -Want to build your Google Classroom but have some questions? Come join us. -Want to work on a Google Form or organize your Drive with folders? Come on over. Teachers will work on a project(s) of their choice but be able to have assistance while working. Please bring a topic you want to work on and any resources you may need. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rl8RMgrWHCKA67r8SSXyhyalJrvlHpIL/view?usp=sharing

32. Mindfulness and ADHD presented by Melanie Anderson

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/21/2019

Do you have students or children in your life who struggle with planning, organizing, and simply getting started and staying on task? Whether they have been formally diagnosed with ADHD, or simply struggle to focus, pay attention, and demonstrate self-control, this workshop is for you. Learn what Executive Functions are and how they play a role in the social, emotional, and academic success of children today. This workshop will explore the neuroscience of mindfulness, how the research correlates to the connection between mindfulness and ADHD, and how daily mindfulness practice can help children, teens, and adults acquire strategies to help them better succeed in school and in life! Participants will learn what it feels like to be a child who has weak executive function skills. We will dissect the struggles they face-including anxiety and difficulty managing emotions. The workshop will delve into what mindfulness practice is, how to cultivate a personal mindfulness practice for yourself, and explore how mindfulness can help students experience success. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p_bZ_tQnxt4vQL--JKYIG04-MAVfH1bV/view?usp=sharing
Looking for a way to integrate reading, writing, and art? Searching for a mentor text that provides students of all ages with opportunities to explore challenging vocabulary, vivid adjectives, and myriad forms of figurative language? Meet The Squiggle Book! In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use The Squiggle Book to meet many different objectives. Teachers will experience the book, create their own squiggle renditions, and learn many different teaching techniques that will keep students intrigued and engaged throughout the entire squiggle process. All participants will leave with an autographed copy of The Squiggle Book, as well as a complete set of lesson plans to use with the book! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oAJQ7Y0241V71wpSdcvx-ECXcy5ywwXv/view?usp=sharing

34. Teaching and Learning with GIFs presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/21/2019

An animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file is a graphic image that moves. We've all seen examples: a twirling icon or a banner with a hand that waves or letters that magically get larger. GIFs can also be used to explain concepts and tell stories. This workshop will cover: - what GIFs are, - how to make a GIF, - how to find suitable materials for GIF creation, and - how to use GIFs in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e9DA4uRQkN2zZO3iKrXfI2RvfrawCEIA/view?usp=sharing

35. Google Expeditions presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/22/2019

Google Expeditions enable teachers to take students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of virtual reality panoramas - 360 degrees panoramas and 3D images - annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. Google created these virtual journeys with a number of partners, including: WNET, PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, and many of the Google Arts and Culture museum partners to create content that spans the universe. Educators in this workshop will: - Learn how to navigate through virtual tours. - Receive guidance to set-up Google Expeditions in their classroom. - Explore lessons in all subject areas. - Learn how to create VR images with Google Cardboard Camera. - Look at a variety of other tools to enhance learning with Google Expeditions. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k8ZB0yx0XvOl3wOG6pooRy7Cl6aYeDcr/view?usp=sharing
The content will review the required elements of the teacher evaluation regulations and any updates available at the time of the workshop. In addition, the participants will review videos and using his/her district rubrics, will evaluate the teachers. We will discuss evidence, feedback and elements of an effective discussion with a developing teacher.

37. Wilson Level I Certification presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/26/2019

**Wilson Introduction 3-Day Workshop within the last five years is a pre-requisite for participation in Level I Certification ** This program is designed to prepare individuals to implement WRS with students in need of a multisensory structured language program at the beginning stages of decoding and encoding. The prerequisite for participation in this program is attendance at a WRS Overview or WRS Applied Methods Workshop. This program is generally completed over the course of one (1) school year and consists of: a) Start-Up Seminar b) Implementation Meetings c) Practicum and Observations d) Steps 1-6 Course online START UP SEMINAR A Wilson Trainer will provide the 5-hour Start-Up Seminar on August 26th. Attendance at this seminar is mandatory for all participants in this program. Participants who do not attend this seminar may be asked, at the discretion of WLT, to withdraw from this program. IMPLEMENTATION MEETINGS A Wilson Trainer will schedule and provide five (5) 1-hour Implementation Meetings throughout the school year. PRACTICUM WITH OBSERVATIONS Participants must complete a minimum of 60 practicum lessons implementing the WRS with an individual student selected according to the Wilson Practicum Student Selection Criteria. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1v5tHUKz_lF7iZElXHCBhhHd8OZGmagaT/view?usp=sharing
What should my assessments look like? How do I develop a coherent storyline for my science units? Participants will be provided the time and guidance in mapping out sample units and assessments. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curricular materials. Registration is only open to those who have attended Part 1. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13WOKPFEWiwa6fHOnkVegn0kAmYhGWJpY/view?usp=sharing

39. APPR Recertification presented by Emma Klimek

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/27/2019

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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19mi9cn5En1_tlDplsXgKm6cUfyS0aHel/view?usp=sharing

40. Microsoft Office 365 presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/27/2019

Learn how to use Office 365: Word Online, PowerPoint Online, Excel Online, OneNote, Class Notebooks, Forms, Sway, and Skype to empower students to achieve more. The workshop provides exposure to the Office 365 technologies and resources that support student-centered learning based on authentic problems and projects while aligning to: 21st Century Skills, NETS-S, and Common Core Standards. Participants will leave the workshop as certified Microsoft Innovative Educators. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ez5qswPdvy_eT6ugw4qN9APqSwVULoDP/view?usp=sharing
New York State is about to roll out a "new" set of standards based on the Common Core Learning Standards adopted in 2011. Although much of the new standards match the previous ones, there are some differences worth noting. The question is, "what should we be doing with these new standards"? Come join a group of interested participants who will be deciding how these standards are placed in the hands of various interest groups. The topics under discussion are: - Introduction (Standards Structure)
• Format of the Old and New Standards
• How to read the standards
• Flowchart of the standards - What's New?
• Format, "right side" embellishments, helpful info, grade shifts with standards, limitations - Related Documents
• Introduction, Standards of Mathematical Practice, Glossary of terms, Crosswalks, Snapshots, Progressions - Who Needs What?
• Administrators, teachers, parents will need to examine the standards from a different prospective, what will each group need? - What opportunities will the NGS offer?
• Curriculum adjustments, AIS district models, Personnel changes
• Assessment considerations Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CTlOxD1GYm5C6MaBjCzl3z-vzpejIpgv/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is intended for grade Pre-K to grade 5 teachers. Using anchoring phenomena and three-dimensional instruction, teachers will unpack the Disciplinary Core Ideas for the Physical Science Performance Expectations in the New York State Science Learning Standards. The progression of content knowledge from pre-kindergarten through grade 5 and its connection to DCIs in middle and high school will be addressed. The primary focus of this workshop is to help teachers develop a comfort level with the elementary content in the physical sciences and to provide resources to assist teachers with planning instruction aligned to the NYSSLS. Participants should have a basic understanding of the structure of the NYSSLS and the nature of the three-dimensional teaching and learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xS2MYlQt4FgLR4uEqM_bkTnjot8cRn2y/view?usp=sharing

43. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/28/2019

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. Participants will be introduced to strategies that promote collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by integrating Google and third party apps with Google Classroom. Please note: This workshop will address the major changes made to Google Classroom in August 2018 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OnqWem5n-c-NwXyehool4At1TQkB7wKg/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is intended for grade Pre-K to grade 5 teachers. Using anchoring phenomena and three-dimensional instruction, teachers will unpack the Disciplinary Core Ideas for the Earth Science Performance Expectations in the New York State Science Learning Standards. The progression of content knowledge from pre-kindergarten through grade 5 and its connection to DCIs in middle and high school will be addressed. The primary focus of this workshop is to help teachers develop a comfort level with the elementary content in earth and space science and to provide resources to assist teachers with planning instruction aligned to the NYSSLS. Participants should have a basic understanding of the structure of the NYSSLS and the nature of the three-dimensional teaching and learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1olTNmaGEBUXe0O0MLfbk0Y9ZdOoJcsSL/view?usp=sharing

45. New Teacher Evaluator Training (Must Attend Both Days) presented by Robert Becker

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/10/2019 to 9/18/2019

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1goFxGPGIr0OPDfQt-KQ3mZdmz6m-hkNA/view?usp=sharing
As per NYS regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will include required training elements, as well as reviews of research related to best teaching and coaching practices. The session will also provide opportunities to observe and discuss teacher practice and consider the issue of inter-rater reliability in the context of evaluation instruments through the use of videos. New developments and regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yx4_TzxW_mW6Li53vtBFwc6M-JDDtkrX/view?usp=sharing
The College Board will be introducing a new ordering system for Advanced Placement exams for the 2019-2020 school year. AP Coordinators are invited to this hands-on session to set up the new AP Registration and Ordering System (APRO). Please bring your school's access code and list of AP Classes that you wish to create in the system. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcCSAXmswwSJeu3g9aYdtIsCoEKYUfUc/view?usp=sharing
Join the College Board and your fellow AP teachers for an overview of the new instructional resources available for all AP courses in the 2019-2020 school year. We will discuss the new Course and Exam Descriptions, Personal Progress Checks, and AP Question Bank during this hands on workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcCSAXmswwSJeu3g9aYdtIsCoEKYUfUc/view?usp=sharing

49. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop Gr K presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/16/2019

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 Fundations Introductory - Wilson Mission - Literacy Solutions - The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) - How can Fundations Assist - Overview of Fundations Skills - Fundations Implementation - Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading - Multi - Tier Response 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jthUUzcG1RaA0l6QJ4IOeqEMGaSQ-NhL/view?usp=sharing
As per regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are recertified each year. This workshop will look at what we have learned from the APPR system over the past 9 years. What works and what needs to be revamped as districts and other local LEAs develop their APPR systems again. This workshop will focus on how the system has changed the look and thinking behind annual professional performance reviews. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bIE7Le9YY7mANHUEYgUKtcKiCIr92GA/view?usp=sharing
Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. - Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used - Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning - Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit - Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials Fundations Introductory - Wilson Mission - Literacy Solutions - The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) - How can Fundations Assist - Overview of Fundations Skills - Fundations Implementation - Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading - Multi - Tier Response 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jthUUzcG1RaA0l6QJ4IOeqEMGaSQ-NhL/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents adopted the newly revised Mathematics Learning Standards on September 11, 2017. The new standards have been the result of over two years of collaborative work to ensure New York State has the best learning standards for our students. The New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017) reflect revisions, additions, vertical movement, and clarifications to the current mathematics standards. These mathematics standards, collectively, are focused and cohesive-designed to support student access to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts that are necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics, while providing educators the opportunity to devise innovative programs to support this endeavor. This session will build upon what was started with CCSS and revise to meet the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
• Bring your current curriculum and/or scope and sequence
• Bring your own device
• Bring an open mind Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U5tMVsV5oIDAswVw5SfzICivEgE0Bbrv/view?usp=sharing
Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. - Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used - Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning - Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit - Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials Fundations Introductory - Wilson Mission - Literacy Solutions - The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) - How can Fundations Assist - Overview of Fundations Skills - Fundations Implementation - Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading - Multi - Tier Response 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jthUUzcG1RaA0l6QJ4IOeqEMGaSQ-NhL/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents adopted the newly revised Mathematics Learning Standards on September 11, 2017. The new standards have been the result of over two years of collaborative work to ensure New York State has the best learning standards for our students. The New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards (2017) reflect revisions, additions, vertical movement, and clarifications to the current mathematics standards. These mathematics standards, collectively, are focused and cohesive-designed to support student access to the knowledge and understanding of the mathematical concepts that are necessary to function in a world very dependent upon the application of mathematics, while providing educators the opportunity to devise innovative programs to support this endeavor. This session will build upon what was started with CCSS and revise to meet the NYS Next Generation Learning Standards.
• Bring your current curriculum and/or scope and sequence
• Bring your own device
• Bring an open mind Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U5tMVsV5oIDAswVw5SfzICivEgE0Bbrv/view?usp=sharing
As per NYS regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will include required training elements, as well as reviews of research related to best teaching and coaching practices. The session will also provide opportunities to observe and discuss teacher practice and consider the issue of inter-rater reliability in the context of evaluation instruments through the use of videos. New developments and regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yx4_TzxW_mW6Li53vtBFwc6M-JDDtkrX/view?usp=sharing
Through the framework of - Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration - participants will learn how to empower their students and themselves with increased self-awareness. Participants will have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specially chosen for the typical classroom space and schedule. All activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks. Participants will learn to:

• Understand how stress and trauma affect learning and behavior.

• Identify the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and its relationship to the science of neuroplasticity.

• Learn over 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques to support learning readiness and the development of social and emotional learning competencies and resilience.

• Crosswalk MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga, social and emotional learning) with a variety of school roles and standards as well as school and district wide goals and national educational policy.

• Find and navigate the growing evidence base supporting the integration of yoga, mindfulness and meditation at school.

• Improve classroom management and reduce behavior referrals by recognizing and proactively addressing group and individual student needs.

• Become a more effective educator, counselor or therapist while supporting your own well being.

• Access and utilize a variety of tools and resources to support buy-in and funding for sustainable, school wide implementation. **Includes: 6 hr. Interactive Workshop, Program Manual Download, Note-Taking Guide Download and LUNCH. **To view flyer cut and paste link in browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kaHq2VAigSYC6B7p5BNhJir_bnELX-9R/view
Through the framework of - Noticing, Mindful Choice, Practice, Reflection, Integration - participants will learn how to empower their students and themselves with increased self-awareness. Participants will have the confidence and skills to effectively implement 67 yoga and mindfulness-based activities, specially chosen for the typical classroom space and schedule. All activities can be done standing beside or sitting at desks. Sharing yoga and mindfulness techniques, specifically designed for the time and space crunched classroom, is a convenient, engaging and effective way to promote these skills while cultivating a positive, peaceful productive classroom environment. Participants will learn to:
• Understand how stress and trauma affect learning and behavior.
• Identify the 5 critical steps to integrated self-regulation and its relationship to the science of neuroplasticity.
• Learn over 67 simple, classroom-friendly yoga and mindfulness techniques to support learning readiness and the development of social and emotional learning competencies and resilience.
• Crosswalk MY-SEL (mindfulness, yoga, social and emotional learning) with a variety of school roles and standards as well as school and district wide goals and national educational policy.
• Find and navigate the growing evidence base supporting the integration of yoga, mindfulness and meditation at school.
• Improve classroom management and reduce behavior referrals by recognizing and proactively addressing group and individual student needs.
• Become a more effective educator, counselor or therapist while supporting your own well being.
• Access and utilize a variety of tools and resources to support buy-in and funding for sustainable, school wide implementation. **Includes: Program Manual Download, Note-Taking Guide. To view flyer cut and paste link in browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ec4oYwNBNLsQR4G2F2aDtpPJSGgeMFB3/view

58. Follett Destiny Resource Manager Users Group

Program: School Library System

Audience: Technology Directors; Library Media Specialists; staff using Resource Manager

Dates: 9/19/2019

Join your colleagues to share best practices and learn what is new in the Resource Manager platform. Katrina Conte and Kim Hering from Follett will demonstrate a new template filter for textbook reports, global delete of completed transfers, and new exciting features in inventory. Learn more about adding records, circulating resources, and setting up your resource policies. If you have specific questions that you would like to have addressed, please submit those questions to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Monday, September 16th. If you are not currently a Resource Manager user; but would like to learn more, please join us! Note: It is recommended that you bring your own device to this meeting.

59. Follett Destiny Library Manager Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists and library clerks

Dates: 9/19/2019

Join your colleagues to share best practices and learn about the enhancements to Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Discover, Collections by Destiny, and more! Katrina Conte and Peter Nasta from Follett will demonstrate the best way to access all of your resources with Follett Destiny Discover. Learn about what's new in Collections with changes to functionality and features. If you have specific questions that you would like to have addressed, please submit those questions to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Monday, September 16th. Become a power user and maximize your investment in Destiny Library Manager! Join us!

60. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2019

Join the 2019-20 ELA Coordinator Network that brings together Long Island districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 20, 2019, December 10, 2019, and May 11, 2020, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Topics, presenters, best practices, and breakout sessions of cross-district conversations, discussed by a group of committed educators at the June 2019 ELA Network Advisory, will be advertised throughout the year. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by an educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yarUngcZxgkxn36OAydJEvLVYhrTw7w7/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RfkrtFcE2OEk7C4IEz0TXhfqom_HAUtt/view?usp=sharing

62. Critical Content for Math The Must Teach Stuff Geometry presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 10/10/2019

WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing

63. Math Coordinator Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/23/2019

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 -ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-euk36tIGZST9hCyqlx42Zn9FOfza9hW/view?usp=sharing
Ultimately, we want our students to become independent, self-regulated math learners and their teachers to be increasingly agile in meeting variable student needs with that goal in mind. In this workshop, we'll explore the key elements of developing those competencies as math educators and learners, elaborating on features that the presenter has helped incorporate into HMH's Into Math and MATH 180. Both teachers and students need the academic mindsets that feed a belief that growth is possible, but they also need the skills and dispositions of effective learners (remembering that teachers are learners too). We will define some of those characteristics together and outline pathways for their development, with a particular focus on creating a feedback cycle and culture of psychological safety for improving classroom practice. In an interactive format, we'll model the process using examples from participants' settings. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NuzRg5SdF7t1CDp49bDp5YUGfgS7c24A/view?usp=sharing

65. Classroom Management From The Ground Up presented by Todd Whitaker

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/24/2019

Classroom management can make or break your teaching. Whether you have been teaching one year or twenty-one years, it is often the biggest frustration we face and it affects our teaching and job satisfaction each day. Every teacher does the best they know how when it comes to classroom management, and this session is designed so that we can all learn to be even better. This fun, high-energy workshop, based on the popular book of the same name, will help you gain effective strategies for designing, and improving your classroom management from the ground up. You'll learn how the three core aspects of classroom management can be used to build and maintain an effectively run classroom. This session will empower you to identify what is going well, adjust what needs to be improved, and feel more prepared for the unexpected. You will learn how to provide the structure and flexibility needed to the teacher you want to be and the teacher students need you to be. You'll gain specific strategies that you can immediately implement in any classroom. Come learn today and be a better classroom manager tomorrow. You'll be less stressed, more confident, and enjoy your job again. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1J8CFX-g3GPe0-I0P9i5WQxeW-A9Bhs1a/view?usp=sharing
STUDENTS LEARN DIFFERENTLY TODAY. This workshop will help teachers bridge the gap between classroom instruction and the way students learn. What are the expectations of teachers' work inside the classroom? What are the expectations of students' work outside of the classroom? This workshop will introduce and implement the transformation of teaching. We will explore and develop new lessons with the primary emphasis on teaching the way students learn. Productively Noisy Classroom, Student Collaboration Techniques, Technology, Summarizing, Fluency Activities and Activity Stations, Various note taking techniques and Classroom seating variations will be developed. This workshop will revitalize and motivate teachers to be great at their art. Don't miss out. Objectives: 1. Flipped Classroom Instruction = TRIPLE LEARNING GAINS & QUADRUPLE TEACHER/STUDENT INTERACTION 2. Utilizing Plickers for real-time formative assessment data & interactive classroom 3. Deconstruction of complex problems-How to create a cooperative learning environment 4. How to utilize Rotation Stations, Jig-Saw, Grouping, Classroom Seating Arrangement 5. Foldable Notebooks 6. How to teach to ALL Learning Styles 7. How to praise student work - MINDSET 8. Transforming Digital Immigrant Instructors teaching to Digital Native Students (Technology) 9. How to use Fluency Activities and Activity Stations 10. Webpage Design & Development "After my teachers have attended the workshops produced by Matt Baruch, I have witnessed a very positive transformation in these new classrooms; they are joyful and productive spaces that facilitate higher levels of learning. Students are communicating, collaborating and creating together!" Dr. Ellen Stegman, Levittown Public Schools Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Laptop, table or mobile device highly recommended. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TjX0RmF-H5Ox1SWAUNW6b_3gmiV3-01q/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will explore the practice of Lesson Study and the impact it can have on effective collaboration and instruction. Learners will explore the Lesson Study protocol and create a plan for implementation within their environment. Training objectives:
• Participants will gain an understanding of the Lesson Study process
• Participant will work cooperatively to organize a Lesson Study
• Participants will create an action plan for implementation of Lesson Study Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1f4sJjHr1QS1-dXIdKkKfyCCFqui6xGTX/view?usp=sharing
This program helps teachers and administrators identify different types of conflicts as they appear in school. From outright bullying to more subtle conflicts between friends, participants will engage in practical ways of identifying and addressing the different types of conflicts, not only with the students, but also with parents and fellow faculty and administrators. The program will include: - basic negotiation skills, - conflict triggers and escalation patterns, - adversarial body language, - name-calling, and - other related topics. Participants will come out with a deeper understanding of the varied types of conflict and empowered with practical means of handling them. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11WrbSddFuKGTDfVFM1-oXl-yntd5JM3G/view?usp=sharing

69. Critical Content for Math - The Must Teach Stuff Grade 6 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/25/2019 to 10/4/2019

WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing

70. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/25/2019

Google Classroom is a learning management system available to all schools who subscribe to GSuite for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access and assess assignments quickly. On the learner's side, Classroom helps students organize their work, complete assignments, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers throughout the learning process. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional strategies. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_VfBpZabO7NHFXdeaKrMiCYQaHWJq_73/view?usp=sharing
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. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great 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 -ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information. *Please register separately for each date Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RICw4s2tgr6xJfYAxrXp79adhkwXWaZS/view?usp=sharing

72. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the SLS Council

Dates: 9/25/2019

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.

73. Critical Content for Math The Must Teach Stuff Algebra 1 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/26/2019 to 10/7/2019

WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing
As NYSED has designed two new Regents exams for Social Studies, the GHG II and the Framework USHG, that contain documents for students to decipher in all parts of the exam, it is imperative that classroom instruction be designed to include the skills needed for students to examine, interpret and analyze documents, in addition to determining relationships that documents have with previous knowledge, and/or new documents introduced to students. This session is designed to meet the needs of students of all ability levels, including students with learning challenges. Participants are urged to bring along a personal electronic device (laptop or tablet are preferable) for use in planning future lessons. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eX6AThL967P_JE4FS6-Q7Ac3V-fPKeQz/view?usp=sharing

75. Understanding Unconscious Bias presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/26/2019

This program introduces and defines how our unconscious mind frames our reality and why bias exists as a mechanism for social stability, in school and beyond. We take a behavioral economics approach to discuss how bias stymies creativity and leads to irrational perceptions and decisions. We specifically address how our unconscious mechanisms create our reality and can alter children's development and achievements at school. Participants come away with a shift in their understanding of what bias means, radical awareness of how it plays out in the classroom, and practical skills to counter its effects at school. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q5FqfMBRew4_Xdtvd-fJLjP-6hnMbwlQ/view?usp=sharing
In this interactive session, we will explore the instructional and assessment shifts in light of the new AP World History course and the new Global Regents exam. Attention will be devoted to new resources for AP teachers and how 9th and 10th grade teachers can navigate the shifts demanded by the new courses and assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mw05l5RPZtAA9NPn7ZCabTTMLu_biO_V/view?usp=sharing

77. Putting the Pieces Together presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/2/2019

Is that a differentiated instruction strategy, an accommodation or a modification? This workshop will provide clarity to this question and offer ways to combine all three within a classroom to support a wide range of learners. Participants will: -Gain a deeper understanding of the components of Differentiated Instruction -Explore the need for and implementation of accommodations -Learn a paradigm for understanding and creating modifications -Plan lessons that incorporate the information presented Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hLQ-ibmZylR13W4GxN12jiDcCP6aFC0a/view?usp=sharing

78. ChromeBooks presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2019

Leverage the power of Chromebooks in your classroom. Whether there are a few Chromebooks in your classroom, or everyone has his own, you'll learn how to maximize their impact on student learning. Discover the ins-and-outs of: The Chrome Operating System, ChromeBook Apps, ChromeBook management, and more. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ORexJ2iXTmDOd6JwOMO060bHcB0yY-KB/view?usp=sharing

79. Creating a Culturally Responsive Community of Learners: Intro to the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Liaisons and other Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/3/2019

This presentation will introduce participants to NYSED's Culturally Responsive-Sustaining (CR-S) Education Framework. The framework was designed to support educators as they create learning environments that affirm cultural and linguistic diversity and promote inclusivity. The four principles will be defined and the significant role of library media specialists in fostering culturally responsive-sustaining educational communities will be discussed. Practical applications for providing appropriate supports and services to promote positive student outcomes will be provided. Presented by Heather Parris-Fitzpatrick, Resource Specialist, L.I. RBE-RN. (NYS Language Acquistion CTLE credit.) Lunch will be provided by Rosen Publishing. NOTE: This day will begin with a Liaisons' business meeting.
Through discussion and interactive activities, participants will experience how the brain naturally perceives, categorizes and draws inferences about the world. The workshop will conclude by providing practical steps that can be utilized to address these unconscious thoughts and behaviors. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of Implicit Bias. By the end of the workshop participants will have: -Developed an improved understanding of Implicit Bias -Gained an understanding of the impact Implicit Bias can have on communication and decision making -Identified ideas of ways to reduce the impact of Implicit Bias Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WLLXj74T8EEl7rnjHQCBNXq5FjeamKZD/view?usp=sharing
"Different for the sake of different can be a waste of time." - George Couros Mathematics education should be more than problem sets. This workshop will help participants identify and create meaningful activities which will spark student curiosity, maintain engagement and promote discussion in the elementary classroom. Outcomes: ● Define and identify cognitively challenging tasks ● Create and plan lessons which align with grade level curriculum ● Explore techniques for facilitating student collaboration ● Learn/practice effective questioning techniques which advance student learning ● Math talks- using discourse to deepen conceptual understanding Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WM59ZM2JU6CRrgb0KbHqRCQIzrd3Cb38/view?usp=sharing

82. Keyboarding Without Tears Breakfast and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2019

Keyboarding Without Tears is a K-5+ digital curriculum that prepares students for computer-based testing and builds foundational keyboarding skills, typing fluency & speed within 36 weeks of grade specific instruction and cross curricular content. New upgraded features for the 2019-20 school year include: - Ditigal Citizenship Assessments, - Writing Prompts, - Dictation Activities, and - the ability for teachers to add customized content. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IcadMmzN94hKNMWC03kyaEcCqnJ26jqs/view?usp=sharing
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 2019-2020 school year! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14CY_vp1ddNKL2tXHTE3M5myKwRWfR3Np/view?usp=sharing
The Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition Institute provides an in-depth, hands-on professional learning opportunity focused on Steps 1-6 the new edition. The two-day institute is designed for WRS Level I and Level II Certified teachers who were unable to attend the 2018 Conference for Wilson Certified Teachers. WRS 4th Edition Institute session topics include: -An Overview of the Wilson Reading System® Edition -A Systematic & Integrated Approach to Teaching Phonology, Morphology, and Orthography -The Study of Word Elements -Fourth Edition Materials Tour -WRS Instructor Manual and Lesson Plan Practice -Vocabulary and Wilson Words in the 4th Edition -Assessment, Accountability, and Instruction -End-of-Step Assessment Lesson Practice -Prerequisite -WRS Level I or Level II Certification Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ReAkkdyg3iTYIrbijWXkgNIz-OeQajXb/view?usp=sharing
As per regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are recertified each year. This workshop will look at what we have learned from the APPR system over the past 9 years. What works and what needs to be revamped as districts and other local LEAs develop their APPR systems again. This workshop will focus on how the system has changed the look and thinking behind annual professional performance reviews. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bIE7Le9YY7mANHUEYgUKtcKiCIr92GA/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pXuL1If8hi3RRC8vBi47BZorUdVoRsim/view?usp=sharing

87. Esports in a K-12 Environment

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/10/2019

High schools are creating Esports programs to engage students, build school culture and promote career and college readiness. Please join us as we take a field trip to Bay Shore High School to see their amazing program. A sample Agenda is below: Why Esports? Developing the idea and making it a reality: Student recruitment Competitions/Leagues School events/tournaments Opportunities: Leadership Scholarships Post Secondary Community Media Coverage The Esports industry Bay Shore Esports future goals & ideas Questions/Comments etc.. PLEASE BRING IDENTIFICATION TO ENTER THE BUILDING

88. Google Applied Digital Skills presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/11/2019

Whether you teach Math, English, Social Studies or Science, digital skills are invaluable for your students to learn to prepare for their future. Learn how to adopt and adapt pre-made learning experiences for your students using Google's Applied Digital Skills curriculum. It's suitable for all middle and high school students in many types of classes, and is adjustable for younger grades as well. This free online curriculum can be accessed on any device by individual learners or used in a classroom setting. Students watch project-based step-by-step video tutorials, pausing to complete activities. A teacher dashboard manages student assignments and progress, and the curriculum is aligned with ISTE Standards for Students. Lessons can also be integrated into Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EasrN9JEcUpu_yt-AO_HxlxY8jKE1cn_/view?usp=sharing

89. Mathematical Mindset By Jo Boaler and more!!! presented by Matt Baruch

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/11/2019

This workshop will focus on the contents of Jo Boaler's Mathematical Mindset. Participants will learn about how to set up norms in their math class, present math work, structure math problems, guide students through them, and give feedback in a way that helps students towards a "growth mindset" and keep them there. Outcomes: 1. The Brain and the Power of Mistakes and Struggle (Brain and Learning Research) 2. Teaching Strategies to help Students 3. Creating Mathematical Mindsets 4. The 7 Messages to Give Students in Math Class 5. Carol Dweck and Dan Meyer Ideas and Applications in the Classroom 6. Takeaways that can be applied in your classroom the next day!!!! Bring your own device. Bring topics and concepts that you want to make better. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1T9mdZOQA_U8rSw3rr9d8nKdo_XlylLx3/view?usp=sharing
Mindset can change everything. By learning with the right mindset, we can motivate students and help them to improve in the classroom. This workshop will focus on the information of mindset, methods and techniques teachers can use to encourage students and activities that can be put in place to make learning more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Outcomes:
• About Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth
• How beliefs shape learning
• How to change mindsets
• Reframing our Language - Praise the Process, Not the Person
• Open Tasks vs. Closed Tasks
• Teaching Growth Mindset to students, parents and teachers
• How to Celebrate Mistakes Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1emrvzCfEesReCR-dAO6PZq8Nu5EOH7Eb/view?usp=sharing
As districts prepare students for the Global History and Geography II Regents and the new US History & Government Regents (premiering in June 2020), it is imperative that students in grades K-6 acquire and improve upon the Social Studies Skills presented and incorporated in the Social Studies Framework K-6. This session will introduce K-6 teachers to strategies that will assist in planning instruction with the Social Studies Skills in mind, whether the instruction is interdisciplinary or Social Studies focused. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device (tablet or laptop) for their use during this session to plan future instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U8Y08jcq2ycI9z8bbGO7g8QSG0vadHlo/view?usp=sharing

92. The Flipped Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/16/2019

The flipped classroom is an instructional strategy that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content outside of the classroom, and moving activities traditionally considered homework, into the classroom. Flipped learning is student centered, highly interactive, and individualized; it promotes deeper understanding of content. Participants in this workshop will explore the flipped classroom through interactive activities and relevant classroom examples. The workshop will help teachers design flipped learning experiences and provide background rationale, planning strategies, and day-to-day management strategies. During this workshop educators will: -Become familiar with the flipped classroom toolkit. -Explore online resources as an integral component of the flipped classroom. -Become familiar with techniques to focus learning goals. -Investigate tools that promote self direction and critical thinking. -Explore assessments to check for understanding the flipped classroom. -Explore ideas for presenting curriculum online. -Investigate professional support resources for teachers in a flipped classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11bj5F00otNL1dxV689n5O9Ehsn4YkAdY/view?usp=sharing
As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let's examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We'll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency. Participants will: - Engage in grade appropriate 3-act tasks and understand how the implementation of low-entry, high-scalability tasks can be used to reach all students. - Explore the use of 3-act tasks as regular practice. Participants will identify when and how these lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit. - Understand how problem-based lessons can be used within the instructional framework (opening, work session, close), and the purposeful moves required to orchestrate an effective closing session. - Identify ways in which problem-based lessons can be used as formative assessment to monitor student growth. - Connect 3-act tasks to conceptual learning and application, and the role they play in modeling with mathematics. o Content development focus: 3rd - 5th grade o Grade levels: 3rd - 6th grade teachers, support staff, coaches and administrators Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qv1s9giF6zuq0MdcEX5odCVFOOz99xMr/view?usp=sharing
Yes, spelling does count. Proper spelling conveys the "look of literacy" while poor spelling diminishes the writer's credibility and causes the reader to pay attention to mistakes rather than meaning. Many teachers in the intermediate and secondary grades don't know how to incorporate and individualize effective spelling lessons. Come and learn a variety of ways to use mini-lessons, etymology, games and puzzles, metacognition, classroom visuals, mnemonic devices, word sorts, morphology charting, air writing, and - yes, spelling rules to make students more confident and competent writers and readers. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nj8LoMv4K3cKCLepcEfe6OhfQP61YzIE/view?usp=sharing

95. Media Flex "DPS" (single login system) Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2019

Harry Chan from Media Flex will answer your questions about the DPS single login system at your school. Learn how to retrieve your school library's database use statistics. Find out how to add free databases to your database lists. Consider how to group and display databases by audience i.e. K-2, 3-5, Teacher/Parent/Professional, etc. If you have specific questions, send them to Sara Kardasz skardasz@wsboces.org by Friday, October 11th. Media Flex will provide a Panera supper for the attendees. Current users and those who are curious are welcome.
This workshop will explore using higher level questioning techniques to encourage the use of thinking strategies in the classroom. Participants will explore the Depth of Knowledge and create questions to enhance the development of thinking skills. Training objectives:
• Participants will reflect on questioning strategies utilized in the classroom
• Explore questioning techniques and the Depth of Knowledge
• Apply newly acquired knowledge to create questions
• Discuss strategies to improve student questioning Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HZa3eefoeKM6WZR6yy1CDM_oiifDcQrQ/view?usp=sharing

97. Critical Content for Math - The Must Teach Stuff Grade 7 presented by Dan Drance

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/17/2019 to 10/25/2019

WS BOCES is pleased to present a new Professional Development series focusing on the "must teach" topics in courses relating to the 3 - 8 Math Assessments and Regents Exams... This series of two-day workshops (each for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II) will focus on identifying and understanding the major content standards from the domains and conceptual categories that comprise the bulk of these State Assessments. Teaching to the test? No. Being appropriately aware of the content that will give more students a chance at succeeding? Yes! Omitting certain content? Absolutely not. Knowing where the most time and resources need to be devoted? Absolutely! Critical Content will also identify key topics that will be built on in subsequent grades, thus relating and integrating the most important content, skills and concepts on the Grade 3 though Algebra II instructional continuum. Participants will also discuss and develop effective instructional strategies to address critical content and deliver the critical content to their students. The workshops will be presented by Dan Drance, a noted mathematics educator and professional developer. Dan will lend his extensive experience and insight in working with participants during the workshops. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsPlo3Z9NnYFRaHdFR5hPL9SKSiWr9I-/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** In this session we will briefly review the probability that the students learned in 6th grade through Algebra 1. We will then build on the probability learned using two-way tables and Venn diagrams. We will look at conditional probability, independence and the rules for probability. Next, we will expand on what was learned about data distributions, using a curve to model data, and Normal Distributions. To cap the day we will look at different types of statistical studies. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BUpbqgk_snfo1O1vs6E7yIh267MkA4Mo/view?usp=sharing

99. "New" Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/17/2019

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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 or BOCES. Experienced librarians are encouraged to attend to answer questions and provide support. Facilitated by Sara Kardasz.
Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2019 Long Island Technology & Education Summit. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices that encourage students to become aware of the present moment, focusing on the learning, to not lose oneself in the device and striking a balance between both. This registration link is for approved breakout session presenters only.
Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES, and Western Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in the 2019 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.