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Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators Is school boring? This is one of the questions I found myself asking after hearing it so many times from students. With all of the demands educators currently face, how do we ensure that we are not "boring” and can engage even the most distracted student. Training objectives:

• Organize Distance Learning and Online Lessons to Increase Student Success

• Develop a Positive Classroom Environment Discover powerful ways to develop a classroom atmosphere that builds positive relationships and fosters mutual respect

• Maximize Student Voice, Engagement and Learning

• Increase Student Motivation and Collaboration in Varied Learning Environments

• Apply newly acquired knowledge to create an action plan for implementation Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Social Studies teachers and Supervisors are invited to join this forum which will focus on discussing how to instruct students concerning the recent events revolving around the transfer of power from one United States President to the next. Participants are invited to share the instructional resources which they have discovered and utilized to clarify for their students, how the US Constitution addresses the rules concerning the setting up of a new Presidential Administration and Presidential conduct. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit.

3. Kuder Solutions Informational Getting to Know You

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Administrators, Directors, Counselors and staff

Dates: 1/26/2021

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Join Robin Pettinato, Regional VP of Business Development for Kuder as she presents an overview of what the Kuder Platform has to offer you, your students and your school.
The NYS Next Generation Standards have given teachers much to think about when it comes to effective and engaging writing instruction for their students. While teachers are aligning their curriculum and teaching practices to the NYS Next Generation Standards, administrators now have new elements of teaching and learning for which they are looking as well. This seminar will discuss on what administrators should be focused when they observe writing instruction in their K-8 grade classrooms. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

5. FREE "Meet and Greet" - Kinems - A Whole Child Approach **ONLINE** - 2-3:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2021

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Kinems offers movement-based occupational therapy via educational games (think curriculum-aligned, Nintendo Wii style) to support students with special needs. You can use the engaging educational gaming suite to build student's learning, foster their thinking capabilities, and develop their sensory motor skills while teaching academics aligned to NYS ELA and Math Standards. The activities align with individual IEP goals, tracking progress and providing important ongoing feedback. Equally important given COVID-19 safety protocols, the full body motion games provide you with an opportunity to engage children in active learning in a touchless environment, with no cleanup required. Kinems games also play on any desktop, laptop, or tablet as a fine motor experience that is classroom based or remote as needed. Printable board games and worksheets extend the academic instruction to tactile paper-based activities. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Ineligible for CTLE credit.

6. Model Lesson 3-5, Remote and Hybrid Learning **ONLINE** - 3:30-4:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2021

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In this workshop, our consultant will model each step of an envision lesson and provide strategies for supporting productive struggle, engaging students in mathematical discourse and providing tips and tricks for formatively and summatively assessing students to support differentiation. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

7. Mentoring New Teachers for Instructional Best Practice - Gr 3-12 **ONLINE** presented by Judy Dodge - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2021 to 4/28/2021

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The Goals of this 5-Day Workshop are to: -Provide effective and on-going support for New Teachers in this uncertain environment -Suggest best ways to begin the school year and to use Best Practices throughout the year -Offer "Tips of the Trade” for their new profession -Explore, in a "safe environment”, the many questions that new teachers have throughout their first years of teaching AUDIENCE: Teachers Gr 3-12 (Math, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Special Ed, ENL) Fee includes book "Core Instructional Routines (Dodge and Honigsfeld, Heinemann, 2015) (Five 2-Hour Sessions) Links to each session will be shared via email to registrants the day before the event. Eligible for ten hours CTLE credit. Can use 4 consortium seats. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. PLEASE VIEW FLYER FOR DETAILS OF ALL FIVE SESSIONS: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IJQxtt1cajgoWdrg_WMwdyJiF3q_Z-k3/view?usp=sharing

8. Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2021

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Looking for engaging activities to motivate your learning-at-home students? Go beyond the Google Apps launcher and learn what other tools are available. These tools allow students to do incredible things like: explore the human body in 3D, take a virtual stroll down the halls of Versailles, learn how to code. or explore world languages on their own. Participants will be acquainted with over 40 innovative tools. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

9. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Jessica Gruttola - 8:30-11:30 - Location TBD

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/28/2021

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Come join your ELA colleagues - Lead Teachers, ELA Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Jessica Gruttola will host. Whether online or on site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to ELA consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This roundtable is designed for High School counselors. This will give counselors the opportunity to share ideas and resources to support students in these unique times. Staff is encouraged to bring their ideas, questions and resources to share with the group. Your district must be a member of the school counseling network in order to participate. For more information, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit.

11. Differentiating Online Math Lessons K-5 **ONLINE** presented by Ryen Jackson - 1:30-3:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/28/2021

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How can you differentiate using distance learning platforms? What's the process? The purpose of this webinar is to assist math educators in designing and creating a differentiated distance learning math lesson using e-learning platforms like Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, etc. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide teachers with a step by step process of what it takes to create a standards-based individualized lesson incorporating activities for struggling learners to highest achievers, and potential online resources they can implement in their e-learning platforms. After this webinar, teachers will have their own differentiated distance learning math lesson, which will incorporate standards-based activities, intervention activities, and assessments for learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

12. Choice Boards for the Everyday Classroom K-12 **ONLINE** presented by Diane Ripple - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/28/2021

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Does incorporating differentiated instruction strategies overwhelm you? Are you looking for a way to differentiate for the range of students in your classroom that provides many options? The use of choice boards could be just what you are looking for. This workshop will provide you with examples of choice boards and an opportunity to create your own. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will help teachers provide resources, strategies, tools and lesson ideas for synchronous learning in the elementary classroom. Topics: Interactive Slides, Google Sheets, Add Ons, Websites and Extensions, Virtual Manipulatives Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

14. Google Slides Virtual Classroom **ONLINE** presented by Michele Kerr - 4:30-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 1/28/2021

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This 1.5 hours remote 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. Virtual Classrooms can be easily added to Google Stream or Classwork tabs in Google Classroom. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
A tool for creating your own toy in a web browser using the tools offered, such as 3D primitives that will allow you to manipulate them to create your own shapes and even moving parts. Educators will be introduced to the platform, some of the basic tools and some project ideas to bring to the classroom. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: Topics of discussion will be designed around the suggestions of the supervisors and will be announced after the first meeting. Districts are currently required to have a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program in place for this school year. The next step for each program will be to ensure growth, evaluation of activities and the developmental nature of the program, and change to meet the needs of the district population. The goal of the Network is to provide support for new and experienced supervisors, and giving school counselors the opportunity to meet. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. MEETINGS FOR COUNSELING CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY. To join consortium: please contact Mindy LiBassi, mlibassi@wsboces.org

17. Model Lesson 3-5, Remote and Hybrid Learning **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/3/2021

In this workshop, our consultant will model each step of an envision lesson and provide strategies for supporting productive struggle, engaging students in mathematical discourse and providing tips and tricks for formatively and summatively assessing students to support differentiation. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This webinar will increase your knowledge and understanding of proactive supports for students with challenging behaviors. Participants will come away with practical strategies to help students with challenging behaviors. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon reading skills for academic success. Part 3 of the Webinar Series, this two-hour interactive webinar addresses specific skills and strategies for reading literature as well as informational text. You can register for part 3 without having taken 1 or 2. Books of Choice: Students who read for pleasure build their skills, stamina, and background knowledge. In this webinar, teachers will 1) consider the pros and cons of required reading and books of choice 2) learn a new kind of literature circle, in which the students have all read different books, and 3) learn how to tell our own reading stories on a single Power Point slide that forms our own "Biblio-Autobiography.” Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Bring your current resume with you for a ‘live' review in a Zoom breakout room! There will also be an additional group discussing ‘Top 10 Ways to Add Value to Your Current Role' for those individuals who are not currently looking for a position, but who wish to grow personally and professionally. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d4ilCqT5-4aCxZOqS5tM8-SLqqXiqhZ4/view?usp=sharing Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Come learn how to make your classroom conversations with ELLs more productive. Explore how to use "talking chips” and sentence starters (for questions as well as responses) to get your ELLs more involved in your classroom discussions. Leave with the understanding of how to encourage your ELLs to initiate their own ideas, build on someone else's, offer a different idea, ask for support or clarification, and disagree respectfully. Examine the difference between academic language and content-specific language. Learn how to set your ELLs on a pathway to success by building up their academic language. Considering that these classroom conversations may take place remotely due to the Covid situation, learn how to use breakout rooms to conduct small group discussions and support ELLs with their language development. Come away with ideas for scaffolding your ELLs when they are participating in your mainstreamed Gen Ed classroom without ENL support. **Attendees should bring a text that they use in class. ** A copy of the book, Core Instructional Routines (6-12), (Heinemann, 2015) will be provided to participants with additional resources. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

22. Google Classroom **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/3/2021

Google Classroom is a learning management system widely used across Long Island. It's the perfect tool for K-12 teachers to deliver instruction in these challenging times. Classroom weaves together Google Apps and Google Drive to help teachers create, organize, access, and assess assignments quickly. Participants will be coached through setting up a classroom and making assignments. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This roundtable is designed for Elementary School counselors. This will give counselors the opportunity to share ideas and resources to support students in these unique times. Staff is encouraged to bring their ideas, questions and resources to share with the group. Your district must be a member of the school counseling network in order to participate. For more information, please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit.

24. Naviance User Group: Exploring Worked Based Learning & other Naviance Enhancements

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Directors, Counselors, Family & Career Teachers

Dates: 2/4/2021

Join me along with our Naviance Team members, Nakeia Mundine and Tom Millman for an introductions to Worked Based Learning along with updates on career navigation, assessments and exploration. the User Group will conclude with a walk through to the early access to the new Worked Based Learning platform.
How can you differentiate using distance learning platforms? What's the process? The purpose of this webinar is to assist math educators in designing and creating a differentiated distance learning math lesson using e-learning platforms like Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, etc. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide teachers with a step by step process of what it takes to create a standards-based individualized lesson incorporating activities for struggling learners to highest achievers, and potential online resources they can implement in their e-learning platforms. After this webinar, teachers will have their own differentiated distance learning math lesson, which will incorporate standards-based activities, intervention activities, and assessments for learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Are our teachers and students prepared for the changes that will continue with remote learning? Monthly meetings will keep us informed of the most current information, practices, and resources to enhance remote learning. During these sessions, members will share ideas and opinions about the latest issues affecting the field, and engage in collegial conversation about preparing all levels of learners for the exciting changes in instruction and assessment they are experiencing. Links 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. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
HyperDocs are an innovative way to create engaging and differentiated lessons using technology. This workshop will familiarize participants with Social Studies activities for distance learning or the physical classroom using HyperDocs lessons. The activities will include ideas for formative assessment as well as creative projects that both students and teachers will enjoy. Participants will Explore how various applications and extensions can be used in the Social Studies classroom to enrich/support knowledge of content. Examine the use of technology to improve reading comprehension. Explore how technology can be used for engaging writing assignments. Discuss how technology can be used to provide formative assessment in easy and relevant ways. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. C

28. Internet Safety - Now & Later

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 2/4/2021

The presentation for internet awareness we will look at some of the pitfalls our students are facing. We will start with basic rules- who are you talking to- what info are you sharing and who are they playing with. Privacy policies and settings will be looked at, do they really protect you? Direct and indirect information and how much they give away about you. Screennames, usernames and tag names. The grooming process will be defined and how to recognize when you are being groomed. Nothing is ever deleted and what you post stays forever. We will have rules in place before we post. Who is looking at your social media accounts. Can you do something today that can hurt you years later. It is very important for our students to start self-monitoring their social media posts Presenter: John Groshans - served in law enforcement for 32 years. He is a School Resource Officer, Field Training Officer, Police Trainer, Teen Impact Instructor and Domestic Violence Instructor. He has programs on Social Media, Teen Driving, Teen Decision Making, Pre-Prom, Bullying and getting ready for the college experience. He also teaches criminal justice classes. John has lectured in districts throughout Long Island and has been a featured speaker at several conferences in New York, Georgia and Rhode Island. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/10uxF0uTb1QUxgRPskGcx6dFORGa6rbWN/view?usp=sharing
Do you struggle with how to get all your students to actively participate in discussions? Do you find that you have the same students answering your questions and engaging in discussions, while other students rarely respond? This workshop will teach you the skills you need to actively engage all learners. Techniques and strategies such as Bloom's Taxonomy, questioning through choice boards, Depth of Knowledge, and Socratic seminars will be explored. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This 1.5 hours remote training 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 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Praise is a well-researched, specific strategy that supports positive student learning. With so many students struggling to keep up with the new demands of distance learning and the expectations of the classroom, many struggle to maintain a healthy and confident self-concept. During such uncertainty, students are often in doubt of their skills and abilities to reach their goals and live up to their potential. The way in which teachers praise students influences their perception of their intelligence and their future responses to challenges and failures. Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on student performance, self-worth and overall self-concept. ⦁ Understand the power of praise and the impact it has on student performance ⦁ Learn to praise effort to avoid praising ability ⦁ Differentiate between non behavior specific praise and behavior specific praise ⦁ Practice praising effort and behavior specific praise to prepare for future instruction ⦁ Create a passion for learning not a passion for approval Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

32. The 4th Annual Long Island Model Schools Forum - for WS BOCES COMPONENT DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/8/2021

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HOW IT STARTED VS HOW ITS GOING: THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Three Long Island districts will share their journey of the pandemic from the start to the present. They will discuss what they learned, what they would keep going forward and what they would discontinue once schools return to normal. Sachem School District - Will share information on their successful "Tech Tuesdays”, which focuses on current trends and district needs, resulting in a digital repository of resources. Valley Stream High School District - Will discuss how planning, targeted professional development and teacher choice helped their district stay on track during the pandemic and formed their future tech goals. Cold Spring Harbor School District - Will focus on how videoconferencing (Zoom) has had a positive impact on teaching and administrative tasks. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
In light of the amendments to Part 154 of the Commissioner's Regulations adopted in September 2014, this workshop provides strategies for utilizing co-teaching and differentiation techniques for ENL students with and without disabilities. Participants will explore the use of co-teaching models and learn differentiation strategies for providing a language rich classroom. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Develop ways to turn independent work in a remote setting into an opportunity for students to personalize their learning, connect with family, and set and monitor goals. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Come join your Social Studies colleagues - Lead Teachers, Social Studies Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Virginia Harnischfeger will host. Whether online or on site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to social studies consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Dates- February 9-23 3 hours Synchronous- February 9 3:30-4:30pm, February 16 3:30-4:30pm, February 23 3:30-4:30pm (MUST ATTEND ALL THREE SYNCHRONIZED MEETINGS TO RECEIVE CREDIT) 3 hours Asynchronous- Complete Collaborative/individual assignments (ALL Assignments must be completed to receive credit) In order to have access to the Google Classroom, you will need a personal Google Account. Your School account will not work for this course. Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators This workshop will explore using inquiry circles to encourage the use of thinking strategies in the classroom. Participants will investigate the research of educators such as Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels. Participants will explore how to increase collaboration in order to improve comprehension for all students. Training objectives: Participants will learn to facilitate inquiry circles in order to:



• Differentiate for a diverse population of students



• Foster thinking skills



• Engage students in reading



• Promote ownership of learning



• Apply newly acquired knowledge to plan an inquiry circle Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for six hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
There are wonderful free and partially free websites where students can learn how to code. Coding activities are great for developing problem solving skills and enhancing logical thinking. We will explore Code.org, Tynker, and Kodable! We will cover how the sites and programs function, as well as learn how to create teacher accounts and classes. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
With the sudden transition into distance learning, staying engaged and thinking positively has been extremely overwhelming for many students. Students who struggle learning found themselves unprepared for the lack of structure that the classroom environment provides and found themselves feeling defeated and thinking they weren't good enough to succeed. Positive self-talk allows students to overcome challenges and reach their goals as they become active and critical thinkers. Participants will be provided with the children's book, "Henry's Thoughts” making it possible to combine and apply the knowledge and strategies learned throughout the workshop with their students both online and in person. Students will learn to turn their, " I can't” into " I CAN!” giving them the skills needed to believe in themselves! In this workshop participants will: ⦁ Understand working memory and how it applies to self-talk and learning ⦁ Identify and compare active and passive thinking ⦁ Compare growth and fixed mindsets ⦁ Analyze reactive (negative) and proactive (positive) statements and their underlying meaning ⦁ Learn strategies to teach students to think positive thoughts ⦁ Learn to use literature as a platform to model and teach the cognitive skill of self-talk ⦁ Explore various approaches to formally and informally teaching positive self-talk to students ⦁ Understand self-talk as a cognitive skill Participants receive children's book "Henry's Thought” Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grades K-12, Instructional Coaches, Administrators Is school boring? This is one of the questions I found myself asking after hearing it so many times from students. With all of the demands educators currently face, how do we ensure that we are not "boring” and can engage even the most distracted student. Training objectives:


• Organize Distance Learning and Online Lessons to Increase Student Success


• Develop a Positive Classroom Environment Discover powerful ways to develop a classroom atmosphere that builds positive relationships and fosters mutual respect


• Maximize Student Voice, Engagement and Learning


• Increase Student Motivation and Collaboration in Varied Learning Environments


• Apply newly acquired knowledge to create an action plan for implementation Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 6 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This webinar will increase your knowledge about the eight domains of executive functioning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to help students strengthen their executive functioning skills and become more independent and productive learners. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The 2020 election has been unlike any other in modern U.S. history. Having taken place in the shadow of a global pandemic and heightened polarization, the election's results were not immediately clear, as states continue to count mail-in and early ballots and the prospect of court disputes, protests, and counterprotests lingers in the weeks ahead. This election also created unprecedented interest, investment, and engagement among young people. So, how can educators build on this energy and motivate students to stay involved? Topic Overviews: - Understanding a Controversial Election - Engaging in Civil Discourse and Understanding Each Other - Navigating a Partisan Media Landscape - What's Next? Civic Engagement Beyond Election Day 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 1-1/2 Consortium seats. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

42. FREE Meet and Greet - Teaching Python with Codesters **ONLINE** - 1:30-2:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/10/2021

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In this 60-minute hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the Codesters platform and pedagogy as you build your first Python program. You will learn core coding concepts and how to monitor student progress using Codesters LMS, and leave with a plan for getting started with students. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event.
Self-care is an essential practice for self-preservation, especially in times of heightened stress. Meaningful and impactful care is more than just "treating yourself” to a luxury, but rather an essential and consistent practice that helps you refill your emotional well. In this program, we'll discuss strategies for tending to yourself and be intentional with your care plan to achieve better emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Participants come away with a fresh understanding of what self-care means and how it helps them do their best work as compassionate and supportive educators and school professionals. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Develop ways to turn independent work in a remote setting into an opportunity for students to personalize their learning, connect with family, and set and monitor goals. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

45. OverDrive/SORA Q & A session

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and Administrators

Dates: 2/10/2021

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Members of the OverDrive Education team will answer questions that are submitted to the School Library System by Tuesday, January 26th.

46. Google Sites **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/10/2021

Google Sites allows teachers to create a website to deliver instruction online. In Sites you can add files, utilize other Google tools (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, and YouTube), and free-form content. Creating a site is as easy as editing a document, and you can control who has access. Learn the basics of creating and customizing a site, adding content, and sharing it with your students. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
How can you differentiate using distance learning platforms? What's the process? The purpose of this webinar is to assist math educators in designing and creating a differentiated distance learning math lesson using e-learning platforms like Google Classroom, Microsoft Office, etc. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide teachers with a step by step process of what it takes to create a standards-based individualized lesson incorporating activities for struggling learners to highest achievers, and potential online resources they can implement in their e-learning platforms. After this webinar, teachers will have their own differentiated distance learning math lesson, which will incorporate standards-based activities, intervention activities, and assessments for learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. C

48. Enhancing Remote Learning with Purposeful Independent Work K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/17/2021

Develop ways to turn independent work in a remote setting into an opportunity for students to personalize their learning, connect with family, and set and monitor goals. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

49. SETC: EDUCATING ELLs IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/23/2021

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ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! This seminar, designed for elementary teachers, focuses on language acquisition and the challenges ELLs at different proficiency levels face in the mainstream classroom. Teachers will experience a variety of research-based strategies and modifications and learn how to apply them in lesson plans that foster the academic achievement of ELLs in their classes.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon writing skills for academic success. This webinar series has three two-hour sessions. Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Writing to Learn: Not all writing is meant to be assessed. Writing has long been shown to be a powerful way to generate ideas, find relationships among facts, remember content, and make sense of information. This webinar will demonstrate various forms and purposes of informal writing, including: writing as a strategy for studying, list-making to generate ideas, writing as a way to solidify new information, and using writing in combination with diagrams and charts. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Do you have questions about accommodations and modifications? Are they just two words for the same thing? Are they different, and if so, how? How can each of them support student's learning while keeping them in the least restrictive environment? If you've wondered about one or more of these questions, this workshop will provide the answers! In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein. Problem solving is something that we tend to approach with our minds; we tend to "think things through” with our brains. But what if some of our greatest wisdom resides in our bodies - like a "gut feeling”? In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to access your natural wisdom by engaging the mind as well as tapping into the quiet wisdom of your body. We will discuss some of the trends in neuroscience and you'll have the opportunity to participate in exercises designed to tap your body-based wisdom. All you need to participate in this workshop is an open mind and a beating heart. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This session is designed to assist teachers in developing document pair questions in the style of Part 2 of the GHG II Regents. After this session, teachers will be well equipped to create banks of questions for use during the school year for student practice and/or student exams. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This session is designed to assist teachers in developing document pair questions in the style of Part 2 of the GHG II Regents. After this session, teachers will be well equipped to create banks of questions for use during the school year for student practice and/or student exams. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This workshop will help teachers provide resources, strategies, tools and lesson ideas for synchronous learning in the elementary classroom. Topics: Interactive Slides, Google Sheets, Add Ons, Websites and Extensions, Virtual Manipulatives Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Teacher Geek offers a lot of educator tools for their Stem/Steam maker kits. It's a building system that, with some parent and teacher supervision, allows hands on building experiences with different materials to create structures, mechanisms, and things that move via battery and motor! They offer a variety of kits and curricula for the classroom. This will be a presentation of the tools available and I will be giving project ideas I have developed personally with this system to educators. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

57. Google Sheets **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/24/2021

Google Sheets lets you handle task lists, create project plans, analyze data with charts and filters, and more. This webinar will demonstrate how to: create and import spreadsheets, add content, share and collaborate, and print your spreadsheets. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

58. Virtual Lead Nurse Forum/Lead School Nurses/School Nurse Coordinators

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 2/25/2021

New
Topics for Discussion:

• Vaccine

• Physicals

• Immunizations

• Navigating the State and Local DOH

• Quarantine Procedures

• Communicable Disease Reports

• Extension of NYSED Executive Orders

• Zones

• Any Updated State Information

• Open Discussion flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jAu52jx-zmqIyotuLJbRwSRdI2WKyZ9g/view?usp=sharing
Challenging times call for school adults to be able to communicate issues and needs without judgment or blame. Learn how to: (1) say what you observe happening without evaluation, (2) listen for and acknowledge the feelings and needs of others, (3) state your needs, and (4) make requests instead of demands. This simple process provides a consistent way for all staff to develop respectful and trusting relationships with colleagues, students, and parents. Developing safe and healthy schools begins with how we all message each other. Strategies for using this approach in personal and professional communication will be practiced and discussed. Recommended for school leaders, ALL staff members, aspiring administrators, and mental health professionals. NOTE: These topics are also available for districts to schedule for administrative and staff meetings, workshops, and collegial circles. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 4 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
We know that data collection is vital to monitoring the progress of students with disabilities. This workshop will help educators to use tools and strategies for monitoring the progress of students with disabilities to make meaningful instructional decisions for students. Participants will explore a variety of ways to collect data, learn how to monitor academic and behavioral goals, and develop skills for using data to drive instruction. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

61. Wixie **ONLINE** presented by Michele Fisk - 4-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 2/25/2021

Participants must have access to Wixie. Wixie is a digital canvas students can use to share their ideas, imagination, and understanding through their writing, their voice, and their art. This course will cover the basic features of Wixie: student and teacher tools, templates, modifying templates for projects, creating assignments, and team projects. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

62. SETC: EDUCATORS VALUING DIVERSITY

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/25/2021

New
ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE THE WORKSHOP! This seminar is designed to help teachers educate their students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures

63. Enhancing Remote Learning with Peer Interaction K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/2/2021

Explore routines and strategies that promote student interaction to enhance content and language development in a remote learning environment, while also cultivating meaningful student discourse and increasing student engagement through collaborative tasks. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The first training is a 3-hour 100% online training. It is asynchronous-participants may access and complete the training on their own any time between March 1 and March 15, 2021. Sexuality Education Essentials is designed to support teachers and school professionals who are teaching and/or supporting sexuality education with best practice strategies, resources and skills. Eligible for 3 CTLE hours. The second 2-hour training is Rights, Respect, Responsibility (3Rs) Sexuality Education Curriculum Training. 3Rs is a K-12 sexuality education curriculum that seeks to address both the functional knowledge related to sexuality and the specific skills necessary to adopt healthy behaviors. YOU MUST COMPLETE SEXUALITY EDUCATION ESSENTIALS TRAINING TO PARTICIPATE IN 3RS TRAINING. 100% online and asynchronous-participants may access and complete the training on their own time between March 16 and 29, 2021. The training provides a review of the 3R's curriculum and best practice training documents (you will receive a print copy of the materials and the level of the curriculum you indicate by mail prior to the start date, as well as links to access the curriculum and materials digitally. Eligible for 2 CTLE hours. Scholarships are available to cover full cost of the professional development, 30 scholarships are available, first come first serve. Apply by clicking on this link: https://cloud.astihosted.com/GVB/FormsV2/Public/Forms/SubmitCustomForm.asp?fid=GUQ31312332111112&IsResubmit=&fiid=&ViewNumber=&Status=complete and submit the scholarship application form. Application deadline is February 19, 2021 or when 30 applications have been funded. Once completed scholarships are reviewed and approved, applicants will be notified of their status and the registration fee of approved recipients will be paid directly to Western Suffolk BOCES. Questions contact: Dorothy Thearle-dthearle@wsboces.org. Please view flyer for all info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PSAhn7bO4MrQMBuU7poeW1v27KR7WVtd/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: Topics of discussion will be designed around the suggestions of the supervisors and will be announced after the first meeting. Districts are currently required to have a Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling Program in place for this school year. The next step for each program will be to ensure growth, evaluation of activities and the developmental nature of the program, and change to meet the needs of the district population. The goal of the Network is to provide support for new and experienced supervisors, and giving school counselors the opportunity to meet. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. MEETINGS FOR COUNSELING CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY. To join consortium: please contact Mindy LiBassi, mlibassi@wsboces.org
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 the top of the paper and blow right past your corrections. If this sounds familiar, come and learn easy-to-implement, time-saving but effective ways to respond to student 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. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session. C
HyperDocs are an innovative way to create engaging and differentiated lessons using technology. This workshop will familiarize participants with math activities for distance learning or the physical classroom using HyperDocs lessons. The activities will include ideas for formative assessment as well as creative projects that both students and teachers will enjoy. Participants will: Become familiar with the HyperDocs model. Discuss various options for structuring lessons using the HyperDocs Model. Examine how lessons can be differentiated to suit the needs of all learners. Learn how to assign and assess HyperDocs lessons. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1 hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon writing skills for academic success. This webinar series has three two-hour sessions. Registrants may sign up for webinars as a three-part series, or as individual webinars. This series of three two-hour interactive webinars addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Central Idea/Supportive Details: Many students do not know how formulate a thesis statement and then support it with relevant details. Instead, students with poor academic writing skills are likely to pour out anything they know in a very general manner and then repeat themselves. This webinar will offer strategies using sentence frames (templates) for thesis statements in various genres of academic writing; and specific kinds of supportive details: examples, cause and effect statements, comparison-contrast statements, working definitions, references to reputable authorities. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Teachers and school professionals have been living in an altered world with often undreamt-of pressures and stresses. The pandemic has had profound effects on our educational system, presenting both personal and professional challenges. Then the added racial tensions, questions of police brutality, and the heightened partisanship in our country have further turned up the burner on all of us. Teachers play an enormous role in society, as dedicated human beings on the front lines of education - so how do you take care of yourself in this environment? What do you do to support your own needs and struggles? This webinar takes you on an interactive journey into your heart, based in a rich, guided meditation. We explore experiences of expanded love, inner-wisdom, well-being, and feelings of calmness, peace, and gratitude. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Whether you are co-teaching for the first time or your first year with a new partner, this workshop is for you. Participants will explore the six models of co-teaching, learn pros and cons for each model and practical classroom examples. Easy to implement strategies for team communication and collaboration will be explored. Best practices in co-planning and lesson plan development will be discussed. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This webinar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Sarah will discuss ways to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year and share key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit. She will also discuss how to develop simple lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

72. Enhancing Remote Learning with Peer Interaction K-12 **ONLINE** - 3:30-4:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/3/2021

Explore routines and strategies that promote student interaction to enhance content and language development in a remote learning environment, while also cultivating meaningful student discourse and increasing student engagement through collaborative tasks. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The virtual learning environment provides its own challenges with classroom management and engagement. How can we maintain some semblance of order while also having students be actively involved, engaged, and participating? This workshop explores those strategies that help support the social emotional wellbeing of our students while also increasing self-management skills and keeping kids on task. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

75. SETC: Trauma Awareness in Education: Supporting Resiliency and Preventing Conflict

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/3/2021

New
ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way.

76. Google Forms **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/3/2021

Google Forms is a tool that allows collecting information from users via a personalized survey or quiz. The information is then collected and automatically connected to a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is populated with the survey and quiz responses. This webinar will focus on ways to use Forms when teaching from home. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

77. Latin and Greek Word Roots **ONLINE** presented by Amy Benjamin - 9-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/4/2021

Knowledge about Latin and Greek roots helps us figure out unfamiliar words, deepens our understanding of words, and helps us cluster related words in our brains, which facilitates retrieval. This workshop will equip teachers with strategies that teach Latin and Greek word roots in engaging ways that do not rely upon memorizing lists. Topics will include: using visuals, games and puzzles, etymology, and connections between English and Latin-based languages, especially Spanish. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This webinar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Sarah will discuss ways to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year and share key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit. She will also discuss how to develop simple lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with ways to structure online math lessons using NYS Assessment questions so students develop students' strong habits of mind, such as perseverance and deeper conceptual thinking, instead of simply seeking the correct solution. Teaching NYS Math Assessment questions online involves developing lesson plans and online communities that lead to true understanding, attainable content, proficiency, and mastery. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide strategies that make educators more aware of the potential traps that capture unintended outcomes and provide educators with interventions that need to be put in place to avoid academic pitfalls. After this webinar, teachers will know how to seamlessly implement NYS Assessment questions into online lessons using the practices of productive struggle. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Are you looking for something more than the traditional "all about animals'' writing unit of study? While the Next Generation Learning Standards ask all students in grades K-12 to craft informational writing, there are no boundaries to the genres that students can explore in reaching those standards. This workshop will explore the various genres and structures that can be used in the informational text type. We will look at various mentor texts, teaching points, websites, and authors that can help guide our students to a writing experience that will have readers wanting more. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This webinar will explore the different aspects of motivation and its impact on student learning. Participants will come away with practical strategies to increase student motivation for learning. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
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. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

83. Enhancing Remote Learning with Teacher Presence K-12 **ONLINE** - 3:30-4:30pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/9/2021

Discover the essential role that teacher presence plays in remote learning by using Savvas program resources to create videos and written messages to strengthen the rapport with students and supplement independent and collaborative student work. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Of the many mods Minecraft offers, there is a World Map mod that students can participate in, from building their favorite parts about their local community, to even reenacting events of early US history like the early colonial settlements. Educators will be introduced to briefly to modding in Minecraft and how to get set up a classroom with an educator account to create the environment, as well as given a set of sample projects to take with them. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
ADHD is considered to be a neurodevelopmental disorder, often referred to as a performance disorder, that impacts approximately 6.1 million children ages 4-17 (CDC.gov). Many students with ADHD have struggled with distance and in person learning as they have difficulty staying focused on a task, paying attention and controlling their impulses. The condition is pervasive and affects all areas of development including academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Poor performance on tasks can be misinterpreted as a lack of motivation when in reality, ADHD physiologically prevents students from performing and reaching goals. ⦁ Discover the educational outcomes and prevalence of ADHD ⦁ Gain perspective and understanding of ADHD from different stages of development from elementary to adulthood ⦁ Understand executive functioning and how it relates to students' ability to self-regulate ⦁ Critically review how delaying gratification increases self-regulation (self-control) ⦁ Discuss how to use visual charts paired with actionable strategies ⦁ Learn to teach self-monitoring as a strategy to meet with success ⦁ Understand how ADHD impacts students socially and academically in school ⦁ Understand executive functioning and how it relates to students' ability to self-regulate ⦁ Critically review how delaying gratification increases self-regulation (self-control) ⦁ Be prepared to use practical interventions to increase focus and decrease distractions from outside stimuli ⦁ Learn to teach self-monitoring as a strategy to meet with success Suggest Audience: Educators, Social Workers, Psychologists, Guidance Counselors Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 3 hours CTLE credit. 1/2 Consortium seat. If district pays, district approval must be confirmed.

86. Enhancing Remote Learning with Teacher Presence K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2021

Discover the essential role that teacher presence plays in remote learning by using Savvas program resources to create videos and written messages to strengthen the rapport with students and supplement independent and collaborative student work. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Grade Levels: 6-12 All subject areas that depend upon writing skills for academic success. This two-hour interactive webinar addresses specific skills and strategies for using informal writing as a tool for learning as well as writing for formal assessment. Using an Academic Voice: Academic writing is not just the written form of spoken language. Academic text uses a different level of vocabulary; complex sentence structure that involves various conjunctions and words that express relationships; and other conventions that meet the expectations of teachers (not peers). This webinar will help teachers specify the difference between casual speech and academic writing and will include tools for making that transition. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
In this workshop, Joan Fretz introduces her new school climate book, co-authored with Drs. Purkey and Novak, the creators of Invitational Theory and Practice. Developing Inviting Schools: A Beneficial Framework for Teaching and Leading, is a practical way for all educators to reflect on, and reimagine what they do and how they do it. The authors provide a simple, but not simplistic framework that offers real-life responses to challenges like faculty morale, communication, relationships, school safety, conflict management, student behavior, motivation, and school success. Endorsed by renown education researcher, Dr. John Hattie, Developing Inviting Schools helps everyone in a school become more aware of the words and actions they chose, and guides the development of places, policies, programs, and processes that positively influence the self-concept and behaviors of all stakeholders. Learn how to implement like-minded school climate initiatives and discipline policies that support a socially and emotionally healthy school. All participants will receive a copy of the book. School leaders and their SEL/school climate committee members are encouraged to attend. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Self-care is an essential practice for self-preservation, especially in times of heightened stress. Meaningful and impactful care is more than just "treating yourself” to a luxury, but rather an essential and consistent practice that helps you refill your emotional well. In this program, we'll discuss strategies for tending to yourself and be intentional with your care plan to achieve better emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Participants come away with a fresh understanding of what self-care means and how it helps them do their best work as compassionate and supportive educators and school professionals. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2021

This 1.5 hours remote 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. Virtual Classrooms can be easily added to Google Stream or Classwork tabs in Google Classroom. Eligible for 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

91. NearPod **ONLINE** presented by Tom Diener - 5-6pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/10/2021

Nearpod can help teachers to engage students and get instant insights into learning, even when classrooms aren't together. Participants will be coached through setting up an account and adopting and adapting premade lessons. Bring your questions for a live Q&A after the webinar to provide additional support . Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Come join your Math colleagues - Lead Teachers, Math Supervisors and Administrators. In addition to being an informational gathering, you will have the opportunity to share the challenges encountered and the problems solved during the transition to online instruction. Mindy LiBassi will host. Whether online or on site TBD Eligible for three hours CTLE credit. Free to Math consortium members. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

93. School Library System Liaison meeting & Professional Learning

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 3/11/2021

Note: This day will begin with a Liaisons' Business meeting. "Britannica Tools to Support English Learners” presented by Courtney France, Britannica Education Consultant. Explore content in Britannica School and Escolar (free on NOVELNY) to support ELLs. Followed by "Strategies for Teaching ELLs Using FactCite Resources” presented by Daiva Berzinskas, ELL Teacher at the Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Will present a basic overview of how to design strategies for ELLs using FactCite resources. 2 HOURS OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION CTLE All school librarians are welcome to attend the PD part of the meeting.
Teachers who know the basics of Socratic Seminar teaching will come away with at least two new texts that are relevant to the problems we face today. We will also use this time to share successes and questions for bringing the seminar into the virtual classroom. These strategies adapt easily to remote learning. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
The purpose of this webinar is to provide math educators with ways to structure online math lessons using NYS Assessment questions so students develop students' strong habits of mind, such as perseverance and deeper conceptual thinking, instead of simply seeking the correct solution. Teaching NYS Math Assessment questions online involves developing lesson plans and online communities that lead to true understanding, attainable content, proficiency, and mastery. By offering this webinar, I hope to provide strategies that make educators more aware of the potential traps that capture unintended outcomes and provide educators with interventions that need to be put in place to avoid academic pitfalls. After this webinar, teachers will know how to seamlessly implement NYS Assessment questions into online lessons using the practices of productive struggle. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

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

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/11/2021

Book Creator is a simple tool for creating awesome digital books. Create your own teaching resources or have students practice their writing skills by crafting a digital book with multiple forms of expression. During this class, participants will be guided through: setting up a free account, navigating the application, and creating digital ebooks. We will also discuss options that are available for paid subscriptions. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
This 1.5 hours remote training 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 1.5 hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Does incorporating differentiated instruction strategies overwhelm you? Are you looking for a way to differentiate for the range of students in your classroom that provides many options? The use of choice boards could be just what you are looking for. This workshop will provide you with examples of choice boards and an opportunity to create your own. In person and remote instruction ideas for this topic will be addressed. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Can use 1/3 Consortium seat. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Investigate approaches to achieve learning outcomes and personalize learning experiences through virtual conferences with students, while also developing strategies for providing students verbal and written feedback. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.
Each tool can be used for synchronous or asynchronous learning. 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. Screencastify easily links to your Google Drive too! During this class, participants will be guided through setting up free accounts, navigating the basics of each application, and creating simple activities. 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. Eligible for two hours CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.

101. Enhancing Remote Learning through Conferring and Feedback K-12 **ONLINE** - 8-9am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2021

Investigate approaches to achieve learning outcomes and personalize learning experiences through virtual conferences with students, while also developing strategies for providing students verbal and written feedback. Link to the online session will be shared via email to registrants two days before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Payments: If district pays, district approval must be confirmed prior to start of session.