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1. Differentiating Your Online Teaching Presented by Diane Ripple - FREE 1 hr session

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/31/2020

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This webinar will look at strategies and examples for differentiating your teaching to meet the needs of all learners in your online classroom. Guidelines for creation and implementation of such strategies as pre-assessments, choice boards, menus, and RAFTS will be discussed. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit.

2. Distance Learning in an Extraordinary Time presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 hour session

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 3/31/2020

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We're all operating in the shadow of a global pandemic, and it is disorienting and limiting. Teaching as usual is unrealistic. This online workshop will help you to reset your baseline. The presentation will focus on Google Classroom, but it is applicable for other online classroom systems like: Microsoft Classroom, Edmodo, and Schoology. Participants will explore how to provide rich learning experiences to all students who are home without their teacher standing beside them. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.

3. Differentiating Your Online Teaching presented by Diane Ripple - FREE 1 Hour Session - 10-11am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/1/2020

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This webinar will look at strategies and examples for differentiating your teaching to meet the needs of all learners in your online classroom. Participants will leave with guidelines for the creation and implementation of such strategies as pre-assessments, choice boards, menus, and RAFTs will be discussed. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
New (and older, yet undiscovered) mentor texts are available to bring new life to the genres being taught in Writing Workshop. Join Sarah as she shares engaging mentor texts for the informational text type, exploring connections to the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will explore how each text connects to the various stages in the Writing Workshop as well as opportunities for grammar and reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.

5. Aligning IEPs to Your Online Teaching presented by Diane Ripple - FREE 1 Hour Session - 1-2pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/1/2020

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This webinar will help educators to address IEP goals in their online lessons by providing strategies for embedding accommodations and modifications at home.Participants will leave with ideas on how to plan assignments that align IEP goals with the curriculum. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
New (and older, yet undiscovered) mentor texts are available to bring new life to the genres being taught in Writing Workshop. Join Sarah as she shares engaging mentor texts for the narrative text type, exploring connections to the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will explore how each text connects to the various stages in Writing Workshop as well as opportunities for grammar and reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.

7. Differentiating Your Online Teaching presented by Diane Ripple - FREE 1 Hour Session - 4-5pm

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/1/2020

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This webinar will look at strategies and examples for differentiating your teaching to meet the needs of all learners in your online classroom. Participants will leave with guidelines for the creation and implementation of such strategies as pre-assessments,choice boards, menus, and RAFTs will be discussed. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.

8. Distance Learning in an Extraordinary Time presented by Tom Diener - FREE 1 Hour Session - 10-11:00am

Program: Online Professional Development

Dates: 4/2/2020

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We're all operating in the shadow of a global pandemic, and it is disorienting and limiting. Teaching as usual is unrealistic. This online workshop will help you to reset your baseline. The presentation will focus on Google Classroom, but it is applicable for other online classroom systems like: Microsoft Classroom, Edmodo, and Schoology. Participants will explore how to provide rich learning experiences to all students who are home without their teacher standing beside them. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
Teachers will be introduced to resources that are available online that address NYS Social Studies curricula within a particular grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and instructed on how to match these resources to NYS Social Studies Practices and Framework. Several of the websites introduced directly correlate to NYS expectations for Social Studies instruction. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit.
New (and older, yet undiscovered) mentor texts are available to bring new life to the genres being taught in Writing Workshop. Join Sarah as she shares engaging mentor texts for the opinion/argument text type, exploring connections to the NYS Next Generation ELA Standards. Participants will explore how each text connects to the various stages in the Writing Workshop as well as opportunities for grammar and reading instruction. Take some time to see and hear about some wonderful mentor texts that your students are sure to love! Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
Teachers will be introduced to resources that are available online that address NYS Social Studies curricula within a particular grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and instructed on how to match these resources to NYS Social Studies Practices and Framework. Several of the websites introduced directly correlate to NYS expectations for Social Studies instruction. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit.
This webinar will look at best practices in co-teaching and its application to your online teaching. Participants will leave with practical strategies and tools for creating a dynamic, co-taught online learning experience for all students. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
Teachers will be introduced to resources that are available online that address NYS Social Studies curricula within a particular grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and instructed on how to match these resources to NYS Social Studies Practices and Framework. Several of the websites introduced directly correlate to NYS expectations for Social Studies instruction. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit.
Teachers will be introduced to resources that are available online that address NYS Social Studies curricula within a particular grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and instructed on how to match these resources to NYS Social Studies Practices and Framework. Several of the websites introduced directly correlate to NYS expectations for Social Studies instruction. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit.
All teachers care about ensuring that the students in their classroom and their larger school community are becoming considerate, respectful, and tolerant, citizens of our world. Picture books about emotion and social-emotional issues can help students to think deeply about feelings they may have and social issues that they may be facing. Join Sarah Cordova as she shares some of her favorite picture books that help to build a community of learners where everyone feels valued and respected. Titles, authors, and videos will be shared so that you can share these beautiful texts with your learners. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
This webinar will help educators to address the challenges students with Autism Spectrum Disorders face within online and home learning environments. Participants will leave with tools for implementing strategies to meet IEP goals. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.
This webinar will provide educators with strategies to address the needs of students with Intellectual Disabilities within online and home learning environments. Participants will leave with ideas on how to plan assignments that support a wide range of abilities and needs. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit.
This webinar will provide educators with strategies and tools for supporting the parents of their students with disabilities at home. Participants will leave with ideas on how to make learning at home less stressful and more manageable for parents and students. Eligible for one hour CTLE credit. Links to the online session will be shared via email to registrants one hour before the event.

19. School Library System Council meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 4/7/2020

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

20. The Maker Classroom - Unplugged presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/22/2020

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/13daBqz_Nq2npqjAbps-KYxs6nRhGyuHk/view?usp=sharing
Have you been differentiating within your classroom and haven't seen the student growth and proficiency you've been looking for? Are you looking for a strategy to execute the learning target on every student's level? This workshop is designed to assist all math teachers and administrators interested in using differentiated stations-based instruction involving student data and monitoring tools, rigorous instruction, responses to intervention, and the daily use of math manipulatives. All activities accommodate new language learners and exceptional learners. Join me and your colleagues in this engaging stations-based workshop. Together, we will collaborate to deconstruct NYS Next Generation standards and learning targets, identify prerequisite skills, apply achievement level descriptors and discuss methods to track NYS standards. I assure you this workshop will give you the tools needed to build an equitable lesson plan with lots of math manipulatives and collaborative learning. Let's perfect your stations-based craft by building lessons that accommodate diverse learners! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16kNZfZCLhxxA1gntB4dLImYJB-QAN10s/view?usp=sharing
Join us for the first LI NYSAWA EdCamp-Style Unconference for collaborative discussions on best practices in education, equity, and leadership. Make connections with like-minded and diverse professionals who are passionate about learning and leadership! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W5YidFqjIZLDckCPKYDHUPRSbj2tI2aM/view?usp=sharing

23. SOCE: SAVE

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/27/2020

The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.
This workshop will demonstrate engaging ways to teach parts of speech, sentence structure, and the patterns of Standard English by using hands-on manipulatives, visuals, word games, and auditory rhythms. Grammar instruction is durable, sensible, and useful when students discover that most of it is about naming concepts that they already know intuitively, whether they are native speakers of English or not. This methodology is based on the principles of brain-based pedagogy and the principles of language acquisition. Amy Benjamin is the author of several books on teaching grammar, including Infusing Grammar into the Writer's Workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JrfuHD6LiDW2eGAxzI5CkfHJsyEFH20J/view?usp=sharing

25. Renaissance Star Spring User Group (8:30am - 11:30am)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/29/2020

Deepen your understanding and implementation of Star Assessments! Together we will explore and discuss:
• Updates within Star assessments: o Review what is new with Star features and reports o Explore support and resources at your fingertips
• Compare your data from Fall to Winter to Spring - What are considerations to support instructional decisions and student growth? o Star report options for benchmark periods and looking at growth o See how Mastery data can support instructional decisions o Utilizing the Next Gen Standards/Learning Progressions to support instruction  Where are these Open Education Resources and how do my teachers access them
• Share some of the updates for Renaissance roadmap o Review what is to come for assessments, reading practice, and math practice
• Share out: Thoughts and questions you have as you implement Renaissance solutions! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jKsQtw-gJvIyHXgHpeNs8bHCMyhZEESN/view?usp=sharing

26. SAMRs and Google Apps presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2020

Cloud based computing is redefining learning. The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model demonstrates how Google Apps can impact teaching and learning. SAMRs shows the progression adopters of educational technology often follow as they progress through teaching and learning with technology. SAMRs is often used as the focal point for successful 1:1 technology deployments. Educators will leave the workshop with a clear vision of how technology can impact their classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CMIJ8SCXXssizZeXt3bc9PMgfsPaLKGq/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
Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a mindfulness curriculum for adolescents and young adults designed for use in schools and clinical settings. To date, there have been 11 published peer-reviewed studies of L2B that document its effects on cognitive, emotional and physical functioning. Day 1 of the training will provide a broad overview of the theory and research behind L2B. Days 2 and 3 will include demonstration, small-group practice and group feedback for each of the six themes of the program. This comprehensive training is intended to prepare participants to teach the program to students and clients. Since those who teach mindfulness must experience mindfulness themselves, the training includes periods of mindfulness practice for participants throughout. Some prior experience with mindfulness is helpful but is not a prerequisite for participation. Fee: $675 per person for 3 day training (includes breakfast, lunch and book. Payment method: M/O, cash, personal check or district commitment. Make check payable to WSBOCES and include a phone number on the check. You are not required to be employed by a school district to register and you will need to create an account to register. Questions? please call Dorothy Thearle @631-595-6843. Registration is non-refundable. flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d9CCMaylCWDhLeDzCBBuWQcx_HgihEOj/view

29. PASCO Science Lunch and Learn (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/29/2020

Participants will go through a basic overview of PASCO's wireless line of sensors and free data analysis software, SPARKvue. We will experience:  the ease at which students can reinforce Science & Engineering Principles by collecting and analyzing data at every grade level and within any 1:1 strategy  present a high level overview of PASCO's Essential Physics and Essential Chemistry solution which offer a full curriculum, including options for textbooks, e-books, and wireless sensors + lab equipment Lastly, we will broaden awareness on how to purchase PASCO through your local BOCES! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gfnVIocKkwM0XT9YjVACQLjYu8n5oLC6/view?usp=sharing

30. Renaissance Learning Partnership Updates (12:00pm - 2:30pm)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/29/2020

Renaissance is committed to providing educators with the kind of assessment-driven instruction students need to grow. Now with the Renaissance Growth Platform in place and the addition of world class reading and math practice programs, all integrated with STAR Assessments, schools have the ability to:
• Assess with accuracy
• Assign the right practice to the right student at the right time
• Motivate student mastery and agency with engaging practice that doesn't leave out the teacher
• Delight in seeing growth in STAR Reporting and extending an historical view to the whole learner with Schoolzilla We will explore:
• Freckle, an individualized, adaptive math program that is integrated with STAR Math
• myON, the personalized digital literacy program that is informed by STAR Reading and
• Schoolzilla, the K-12 data platform that brings school data into focus Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bOOiMZv1X9r2BsjB-uhUVbSAuiDMU_mU/view?usp=sharing
Interested in learning how Part 2 of the USHG Framework (Short Response Questions) will be scored? This is the session for you to attend. Participants will be trained and given practice in scoring Part 2 questions for the upcoming USHG Framework 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/1Vu7iFfQ1siqSKDZym0m7OrnPBVaxWd0B/view?usp=sharing

32. SOCE:DASA

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/30/2020

The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.

33. The School Counseling Network 2019-2020 presented by Linda Karman

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/30/2020

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 in a round table setting. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/170x0ek5iTRQlpz2NqP73VBe6DIlYQWXV/view?usp=sharing
For school district administrators and teachers using Project Lead the Way. In this User Group we will discuss how your district prepares students for the High School End-Of-Year assessments in order to become eligible to receive college credit.

35. SETC: Navigating the Wealth of K-12 Science Curriculum Resources

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/30/2020

FREE FOR SUFFOLK'S EDGE TEACHER CENTER MEMBER DISTRICTS(Amityville, Babylon, Bayshore, Copiague, Deer Park, Elwood, Half Hollow Hills, Harborfields, KingsPark, Northport-E. Northport, West Babylon, DRVC, & W.S. BOCES) There is a wealth of science curriculum resources available on the internet that can be extremely useful in crafting exciting NYSSLS aligned lessons. In this workshop, teachers will view, share, and evaluate some of the materials and resources available. In this evaluation, teachers will not only determined what resources work best for them, but will also determine the level of standards alignment these standards have to offer.
This two-day workshop is intended for educators who have a basic understanding of the NYSSLS and are looking for the next steps so they can transition to the pedagogical shift inherent in the standards. Phenomenon-based immersion activities will be used to unpack and review how the three dimensions (3D) are integrated into teaching and learning. Participants will correlate the Chemistry Core Curriculum with the High School NYSSLS. They will select a content area common to both standards and design a phenomenon-based 3D formative assessment task. Participants will identify phenomena that can be used for developing lessons aligned with performance expectations. The primary focus of day 2 will be a deeper dive into constructing 3D phenomenon-based lessons aligned to both the core curriculum and the NYSSLS. Participants in this two-day training will take away:  A deeper understanding of the NYSSLS in their content area;  The capacity to share their understanding of NY State P-12 Science Learning Standards with other teachers;  Skills and knowledge to: o Delve into the NYSSLS Performance Expectations and begin designing lessons aligned with phenomena and 3D learning; o Take current materials and adapt them for 3D teaching and learning; o Address the instructional needs of all students;  A working knowledge of available curriculum design and evaluation tools;  Lessons developed by workshop participants;  Resources for planning a transition to a NYSSLS aligned curriculum. Bring your own device. For greater collaboration it is suggested that schools be represented by two or more participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NjABZm49UzgXBlu1cwm4-0kW_LHjv_Y1/view?usp=sharing

37. SETC: Preparing Students for their Unknown Future

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/4/2020

Cost: FREE FOR SUFFOLK'S EDGE TEACHER CENTER MEMBER DISTRICTS (Amityville, Babylon, Bayshore, Copiague, Deer Park, Elwood, Half Hollow Hills, Harborfields, Kings Park, Northport-E. Northport, West Babylon, DRVC, & W.S. BOCES) Michael Soskil is an author, international keynote speaker, & was named one of the top 10 teachers in the world by the Global Teacher Prize. Teaching in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the book he co-authored, has been called "an authoritative guide to teaching practice over the next three decades" and has been endorsed by world leaders in government, education, & business. We will be sending our students into a world of artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and machine learning. As we prepare them for an unknown future, humanity and competencies like emotional intelligence, compassion, and communication will be paramount. In this keynote we'll explore simple ways for teachers to get started using Project/Problem Based Learning, STEM/STEAM, and Passion Projects to build important skills for the future.

38. Creating a Classroom Culture of Resilience presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/5/2020

This workshop introduces and defines "resilience" and how to promote it in the classroom. We delve into what builds resilience and specific ways of introducing it as a complement to any curriculum. Skills and topics we cover include:  mindfulness,  grit-priming techniques, and  listening skills for teachers and administrators. Participants will come away with an enhanced understanding of what resilience means and practical techniques for inculcating it in their classrooms and school cultures. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vjS39dmpH6NdhUMzOuvI2z5amIyrr3nc/view?usp=sharing
Participants will have opportunities to interact with several powerful, ready-to-use GeoGebra applets that powerfully illustrate how teachers can use GeoGebra as a platform for discovery learning, a resource for meaningful remediation, a tool to differentiate instruction, and a source of ongoing formative assessment . Participants will create a free GeoGebra account and will also have an opportunity to explore GeoGebra's entire platform. If desired, participants can also create one (or more) GeoGebra Books in which they can file links to these pre-made resources for quick and easy access at any time. Come and learn how to use GeoGebra to foster students' construction of their own learning. This totally FREE resource can be used on ipads and Chromebooks in place of graphing calculators. A fully charged device is necessary! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JCCsG271nkNcKglWmja4GcUvz6UBCSAs/view?usp=sharing
Social and Academic Skills improve when students feel valued and connected, and know HOW to meet their needs through positive behaviors. The Lions Quest program provides sequential SEL skill development while creating a socially and emotionally safe learning environment for the entire school. This evidence-based program aligns with the NY SED mandates for a K-12 Mental Health curriculum and includes a sequential, comprehensive SEL curriculum which also includes a substance abuse unit, and service learning. Lessons can be taught in a variety of implementation models, in a limited amount of time. Lions Quest is one of the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning's (CASEL's) select evidence-based programs. PLEASE NOTE:
• ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE ONE COMPLETE GRADE LEVEL CURRICULUM KIT
• A K-12 supplement for Mindfulness practices will be available FOR FREE for participants shortly Lions Quest programs promote relationship-centered learning communities whose members feel valued, personally connected to one another and committed to everyone's growth and development. Implementation with fidelity results in reduced behavioral issues, increased social skills and school engagement, and 11 percentile points increase in standardized test scores. Workshop participants receive their choice of grade-level curriculum and learn how to use all program components and lesson methodologies. Supported by Grant Funds: The LI Lions Clubs cover 2/3 of the training costs for all public and private Long Island schools. You may send up to 8 people from one building to a training to preview the program. If you decide to implement the program in a school, grade level, or district-wide, additional grant funds will be provided. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FkSEh0UnEM3wociiCVE0hTEYAqI9CbFI/view?usp=sharing
Although the research consistently points to how important vocabulary is in all subject areas, many teachers have not addressed vocabulary instruction effectively or with sufficient emphasis. In this workshop, teachers will learn ways to teach generic academic vocabulary, subject-specific words, and words encountered in reading through the principles of natural language acquisition. Topics will include:  how words get learned and stay learned,  how to select words for explicit instruction,  giving students choices in the words they learn,  formative and summative assessments, and  word components. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CXvcnFZ5HeLrOkvOfnJlVfDHtaxyyDWs/view?usp=sharing
Come to this hands-on workshop and be ready to mathematically engage your students. Your students will become excellent estimators through the use of Steve Wyborney's Esti-Mystery activities. Your students will be able to create their own mysteries to present to their peers. Learn how to introduce new mathematical concepts through 3 Act Tasks by Graham Fletcher and Dan Meyer. Learn how to help your students visualize problem-solving, use mental math and become more flexible in their mathematical strategies based on Sherry Parrish's Number Talk books. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FSwA1NUxXHnI9UH11lApCDUjqx3BJfP-/view?usp=sharing
Creating GeoGebra Resources To Foster Discovery Learning We will, together as a group, learn how to use GeoGebra to create a student-centered activity through which students will actively discover an important concept they learn and frequently use in Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 courses. Using Graspable Math and GeoGebra We will explore Graspable Math as a tool teachers can use to foster student discovery learning and ongoing formative assessment while simultaneously supporting students' procedural fluency. Further 3D Modeling in GeoGebra 3D with Augmented Reality Here, we will dive deeper in exploring the power of GeoGebra 3D Calculator and use it to explore many concepts that students (unfortunately) often study only within a 2D realm (coordinate plane). We'll also easily create and explore surfaces of revolution from various cross sections. Independent Time Here, each participant will have the opportunity to independently and collaboratively put their newly acquired GeoGebra knowledge and skills to use. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FoeEXMOekgr6-YT17gv7aXP11-JcVm3f/view?usp=sharing
Not just for social studies...Google's geography tools help all students visualize and understand the world around them.  Google Maps allows students to explore every corner of the world through satellite imagery and immersive panoramas.  Google Earth enables students to explore the globe with a swipe of your finger; students can fly through 3D cities like London, Tokyo and Rome, and then find stories about what it means to live there from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street, and more.  Tour Builder is a new way to tell stories using geography. It lets you pick locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creations.  Google Cardboard introduces students to the world through virtual reality tours. This workshop features classroom integration strategies for all grade levels and subject areas. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12crWYpiDUyhZj80rGL6qwxCtfqmfxafu/view?usp=sharing
One thing that all teachers, regardless of grade, content, or experience, can agree on is that students struggle with grammar. While we all know that grammar is being taught, for some reason it isn't transferring into our students' writing. Not to mention the fact that most students don't know when to use grammar correctly or how to use it powerfully. Using Jeff Anderson's Everyday Editing as a guide, Debra Wachtler will share a philosophy she has crafted to help students both understand and enjoy grammar. Discussions will include:  The research behind the most effective grammar instruction  Discussion of the NYS Next Generation Language Standards for grades K-1  Ways to incorporate grammar skills into everyday classroom practice Participants will leave with strategies to start teaching "grammar that sticks" in their own classrooms with little prep and lots of excitement. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h-uHc12tUivD1Qny9oDKmKnvr0EkfEUO/view?usp=sharing
The Next Generation ELA Standards open many doors to encourage students to become lifelong readers. As educators we know the importance of choice in reading material to get students actively engaged. This workshop will demonstrate a new kind of discussion-based reading assessment, one that draws from Socratic Seminar, Literature Circles, and Book Clubs. Students choose to read a book from a list of quality contemporary and classic literature and then participate in a structured conversation leading to an understanding of universal themes. The unique feature of the Books of Choice Circle is that the students have all read different books. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VaNzdKJqWTJ3S6fVAAkV-raZ5mouQqN3/view?usp=sharing

47. Demystifying Dyslexia presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/7/2020

This workshop will provide teachers with a more complete understanding of what dyslexia is, how it can be identified, and ways to support students with dyslexia in the classroom. Participants will: *Review current definitions of dyslexia including current legislation and guidance surrounding dyslexia *Gain a greater understanding of how dyslexia affects the brain *Learn common characteristics associated with dyslexia and the necessary components of an evaluation for dyslexia *Explore effective reading, writing and math programs for students with dyslexia *Create a toolkit to accommodate challenges and maximize potential strengths Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FyCbxPd3yq326MSQm3fvdeqJUoFTTM_2/view?usp=sharing
Writing like a historian means that students can explore and explain the connection between historical figures and the ideas and events of their lifetime, using specific evidence from informational text. During this workshop, teachers will:
• explore the process of creating a writing unit based on informational text in Social Studies
• develop lessons that include anticipation guides as well as formative assessments build connections between reading and the writing process.
• integrate discussion and collaborative learning into the writing process. Teachers are asked to bring in specific topics that they would like to work on in the workshop, as well as a fully charged laptop or tablet. We will work cooperatively to develop tasks to meet the needs of all learners. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XgGH5H3uqx3ArqsaeUI_xmoPbhr_ormf/view?usp=sharing

49. School Nurse Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/7/2020

AUDIENCE: New School Nurses in the First Several Years of Their School Nursing Practice Topics: Where You Should Be in Your Practice Today Review of Updates from NYSDOH, SED, NYSCSH Q and A Discussion flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/12GQU7lCb2fxeNeVx3g-qqAZW6GuQAAdE/view
This workshop will provide educators with current information and strategies for effectively supporting students with ASD. Information provided will offer many tools for meeting the academic, behavioral, and social needs of students with ASD. Participants will: *Learn the latest research surrounding ASD *Explore strategies for addressing challenging behaviors, meeting social needs and providing dynamic academic supports for students with ASD *Engage in simulation activities that broaden knowledge and increase understanding of students with ASD Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ag7gZORoQg72Td0Ic_WRqmX9YlL6zsgV/view?usp=sharing

51. Google Expeditions presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2020

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 degree 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/1JERF7pRfbJ9qvPiV7nF4GnpKSB0DONnY/view?usp=sharing

52. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/8/2020

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
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
Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to have students investigate the power of language, fluency, grammar, and structure in text. This seminar will focus on how to teach poetry in a way that is accessible and exciting for all students. Topics included will be:  How to hook students into poetry from the beginning of the year  Selecting key mentor texts to accompany a poetry unit  Developing lessons that correlate to the NYS Next Generation Standards  Connecting poetry to content area curriculum, grammar, as well as reading and writing Participants will be given time to develop their own minilessons using mentor texts that are developmentally appropriate and engaging for their specific population. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y-1ryX1Eh6QVQhf_fMYM_vgJaAtYMVtF/view?usp=sharing
Working mathematically encompasses much more than employing specific topic facts, recalling precise definitions, and applying techniques/algorithms to solve problems in order to satisfy the goal of obtaining the correct answer. This workshop will provide a hands-on approach to focus on problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives. We will learn and practice strategies for:  Getting an entry point into a problem,  Attacking the problem in a systematic and orderly fashion, and  Reflecting on and extending the accomplished work to other generalized scenarios. The aims of the workshop are:  Emphasis on "non-traditional" problems, which foster the skill of "thlnking outside the box", with particular concentration on the all-important mathematical aspect of PATTERNS, and the relationship of those patterns to ideas previously learned, as well as the ideas yet to come in future math courses.  Particular emphasis on 'decomposing' a problem which initially appears difficult and cumbersome, by analyzing the nuances of a simpler, yet related problem.  Develop students' mathematical thinking skills so that they can tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence.  Help students experience the joy in asking and answering their own questions, and orient the students to appreciate the ways in which actual professional mathematicians work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_IK9n9ciP_TRsSU6RSBBAEmfBWy27E1d/view?usp=sharing
In this interactive workshop, educators will be taught how to easily find and create opportunities to enhance students' social, emotional and mental well-being (with little to no prep). By engaging in activities and meaningful dialogue that encourage personal exploration and self-expression, educators experience first hand the same approach they will integrate in their classrooms. They will learn how to provide students with opportunities to reflect on and express their thoughts and feelings-in context-allowing students to form deeper connections with themselves and their peers. It is through these collaborative conversations that students will have the powerful realization that others share similar emotions, which increases confidence and creates a positive learning environment. Through this approach students also gain valuable life skills, insights and strategies, which will empower them to build positive relationships and navigate their daily lives more effectively. Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1krJdQ1TGqlFTd7-AfymG3O2K18NjuOxO/view

57. Understanding Unconscious Bias presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/11/2020

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/1mY06IAeO56cvyTUY4NNVXU4-DJ3nnTVC/view?usp=sharing
Cultural Sensitivity refers to the ability to interact effectively with individuals of varying backgrounds, races, and cultures. It lays the groundwork for cross-cultural trust and understanding. It also allows students to feel validated, accepted, and supported, as they grow. This Diversity training blends exercises that help participants better understand their own cultural affiliations and assumptions, in order to liberate them to better appreciate others. We develop sensitivity by introducing basic theories in anthropology and social psychology around cultural relativity and explore both our own identities with new eyes as well as connect with others in a new light - ultimately creating an atmosphere of true tolerance and respect. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13pHwWkncwyHg6pyTqtT-x5Tcx7gfVowk/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is designed to assist all K-5 math teachers and administrators interested in using differentiated stations-based instruction involving student data and monitoring tools, rigorous instruction, responses to intervention, and the daily use of math manipulatives. All activities accommodate new language learners and exceptional learners. Together, we will collaborate to deconstruct NYS standards and learning targets, identify pre-requisite skills, apply achievement level descriptors and discuss methods to track NYS standards. After this engaging workshop educators will have the ability to implement the same lesson plan in multiple forms for diverse learners in order to create a substantive classroom with daily differentiated instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yMmlSrSmjFny8-G63Qwalw4mgj7RWflF/view?usp=sharing

60. 5th Leadership & Information Symposium - Celebrate Our Successes!

Program: School Library System

Audience: Library Media Specialists, Administrators

Dates: 5/13/2020

Librarian of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards are presented. Retirees are acknowledged. Keynote speaker will be local Long Island author, Jen Calonita. http://www.jencalonitaonline.com. Jen will discuss reaching reluctant readers and matching every reader to a book. Derek Ivie and Darla Salva Cruz from Suffolk Cooperative Library System will share "Best Books" for all grade levels from 2020.
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/13afXNindtGQOgIPxN35mEXYYXJzEhIkG/view?usp=sharing
Have you been differentiating within your classroom and haven't seen the student growth and proficiency you've been looking for? Are you looking for a strategy to execute the learning target on every student's level? This workshop is designed to assist all math teachers and administrators interested in using differentiated stations-based instruction involving student data and monitoring tools, rigorous instruction, responses to intervention, and the daily use of math manipulatives. All activities accommodate new language learners and exceptional learners. Join me and your colleagues in this engaging stations-based workshop. Together, we will collaborate to deconstruct NYS Next Generation standards and learning targets, identify prerequisite skills, apply achievement level descriptors and discuss methods to track NYS standards. I assure you this workshop will give you the tools needed to build an equitable lesson plan with lots of math manipulatives and collaborative learning. Let's perfect your stations-based craft by building lessons that accommodate diverse learners! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BVIDAd_GVpqaw__uqZJcHB063YImnjBF/view?usp=sharing

63. FlipGrid presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/13/2020

Flipgrid, a free online video service from Microsoft, is where your students go to share ideas and learn together. It's where students amplify and feel amplified. It's video the way students use video. Short. Authentic. And fun! It's quickly becoming the leading video discussion platform used by tens of millions of PreK to PhD educators, students, and families in 150 countries. Participants will set up educator accounts and develop lessons enhanced with video discussion. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vTgFr5L-zj-CgcA57f-IOq5464JJLAQs/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/1r2m4LIDFgp1S0oy-sXsjXxXcYizQeqN_/view?usp=sharing
Come to this hands-on workshop and be ready to mathematically engage your students. Your students will become excellent estimators through the use of Steve Wyborney's Esti-Mystery activities. Your students will be able to create their own mysteries to present to their peers. Learn how to introduce new mathematical concepts through 3 Act Tasks by Graham Fletcher and Dan Meyer. Learn how to help your students visualize problem-solving, use mental math and become more flexible in their mathematical strategies based on Sherry Parrish's Number Talk books. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1y__4F-NztNzWI2Gm3FJaDgW-s1yeOvJt/view?usp=sharing
This interactive, hands-on workshop that will give you tools you need to help students understand and change their behaviors tied to time management, planning and organization. You will come away with tools, strategies and practical knowledge to help students strengthen executive function skills and become more productive. Participants will:  Learn key executive functions  Explore strategies that support students with specific executive function difficulties  Observe and participate in modeling of strategies  Plan ways to implement new strategies Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YpUEx5-wuYdsWJVK8henubx0e6uftRxQ/view?usp=sharing

67. The School Counseling Network 2019-2020 presented by Linda Karman

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/14/2020

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 in a round table setting. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/170x0ek5iTRQlpz2NqP73VBe6DIlYQWXV/view?usp=sharing

68. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/15/2020

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. 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.
How many times have you asked yourself one of the following questions, "Why don't my students remember what I just taught them yesterday/last week/last month?" Come join learning and study skills expert, Judy Dodge, who will introduce you to new brain-based research to improve student retention of knowledge. Bringing together the research of John Hattie, Marilee Sprenger, Robert Marzano, and David Sousa, among others, this workshop will explore how the brain works to make knowledge retrievable. Participants in this workshop will leave with many new strategies for specifically helping ELLs remember what they are learning. Leave with an understanding of how to make knowledge "sticky" as a result of more effective teaching and learning practices. **Attendees should bring a text they use in class.** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11BZX0NAfw6sHol6jQzl9nO3aq4PXRhYc/view?usp=sharing

70. SOCE: SAVE

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/15/2020

The statement of continued eligibility (SOCE) deems eligible special education teachers certified in a subject area while teaching a special class (self-contained) in grades 7-12. Information about the SOCE is provided below. Individuals must apply for the SOCE in TEACH and pay the application fee by June 30, 2020. Additionally, teachers must complete the following workshops: Child Abuse Identification & Reporting , School Violence Intervention and Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA)) and Autism.
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 *Learn differentiation strategies for providing a language rich classroom *Plan dynamic lessons and create materials using new strategies Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YELcUMdzWbZr7z2iLGUu6-wjcT4OurBH/view?usp=sharing
"Fair isn't equal; fair is getting what you need." Daily, teachers face the challenge of meeting the needs of their grade-level students, while, at the same time, addressing the needs of ELLs, students with disabilities, and more advanced students who sit in the same classroom. In this workshop, explore how "tiered" activities in your classroom can help a single teacher manage a multi-leveled classroom in an era of state standards. Discover this most nuanced and advanced strategy for differentiating instruction. Acquire the skill to enable you to meet this frustrating challenge. Join national instructional expert, Judy Dodge, in this interactive seminar as she demonstrates and guides participants to "tier" writing tasks and projects to address variance in learner readiness. Learn how to meet these diverse learners where they are, not where we'd like them to be. Learn to provide a "just right" challenge for all levels of learners without creating three different lessons. **Attendees should bring several writing tasks and/or projects that have been or will be assigned to the whole class. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pInCldbjQmM0qKgC4_OxeXSOaid8xzDg/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/1DB_4mlHssYRmsvwz53I-biL1RLtsP4SI/view?usp=sharing

74. Fractions, Ratios & Proportional Thinking Gr 5-9 presented by Greg Tang

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/19/2020

Do you:  have students who struggle with fractions, decimals, and percents?  Students who do not have command of basic facts or operations with whole numbers?  Students who have trouble with ratios, unit rates, and word problems? If you do, join Greg Tang for his grade 5-9 workshop Fractions, Ratios & Proportional Thinking. Greg will share his "less is more" approach to teaching key skills, including his progression of concrete, pictorial, and abstract models (C-P-A) that gives kids a deeper, more connected understanding of these critical concepts. Proportional thinking is the heart of middle school math and the skill we need to help students with most.  Can multiplication and division be taught as proportional thinking?  Can visual models help kids think proportionally about fractions, decimals, ratios, and unit rates?  Can students learn to use proportional reasoning to make sense of linear equations and solve challenging word problems? Join Greg and learn firsthand how to use tape diagrams, double-sided number lines, tree diagrams, and before/after tables to give students the foundational understanding they need. We will make sense of middle school math and help students think multiplicatively, reason proportionally, and solve problems algebraically! Attending May 20th's workshop "Developing Algebraic Thinking Skills (Gr 5-9) is recommended but not required. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SBmzbAV2NTb6cp2snzpsDNXRrJtcfQbK/view?usp=sharing
Problem classroom behaviors correlate with poor academic performance-and can also interfere with the learning of other students. This workshop is built on the principles of applied behavior analysis. Designed for teachers grades 3-12, it presents a toolkit of effective strategies to manage the "big three' behavioral challenges:  anxious,  inattentive, and  non-compliant students. Additionally, the workshop provides a checklist of proactive techniques instructors can use to manage groups and whole classrooms-thus potentially reducing the number of individual students who display problem behaviors. Participants are encouraged to bring digital devices to try out resources shared at this session. All resources introduced at this training will be accessible online after the workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-2CONC3XcoIxGShFghVPjAzdKnXgM76Z/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/1h4kJe405ozyl3klKQDRbP2liAMjB2RJ_/view?usp=sharing

77. Developing Algebraic Thinking Skills Grades 5-9 presented by Greg Tang

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/20/2020

 Do your students have trouble making sense of algebraic expressions and equations?  Are they easily confused when switching from fractions to ratios?  Do they experience difficulties calculating angles in a polygon, areas of 2-dimensionl shapes, and volumes of 3-dimentional solids?  Do negative numbers, inverse relationships, and rate, time, distance problems give them trouble? If this sounds all too familiar, join Greg Tang for his grade 5-9 workshop Developing Algebraic Thinking Skills. He will show you specific models and methods that give kids a deeper, more connected understanding of the most challenging concepts. You will learn firsthand how to transition your students from thinking concretely, visually and intuitively to thinking more generally, abstractly, and efficiently. In one math-packed day, we will solve:  algebraic equations with 1 and 2 variables,  problems from geometry and statistics, and  rate of change problems that start with ratio and end with slope. Together, we will construct a problem-solving framework that helps students make sense of problems, visualize mathematical relationships, and discover intuitive and elegant solutions. Math - and you - will never be the same! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RRRT1L-4Kt3bazJfgprSCTPTlELt-XAw/view?usp=sharing

78. Google Arts and Culture presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/20/2020

Google Arts and Culture is a rich resource for all classrooms. In this workshop you'll explore exhibits and collections from museums, cultural institutions and archives around the world. The Cultural Institute is broken down into three areas:  Art Project - Discover artworks and museum collections from all around the world in a new way. Explore artworks in extraordinary mega pixel detail and take virtual museum tours.  Historic Exhibits - Explore online archives detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history.  World Wonders - Brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and Google Cardboard (a brand new virtual reality technology). Singularly or together they're an incredible classroom resource. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ng0PWytbWyNgNHnqbSD5Zbmd7GDfcMmO/view?usp=sharing

79. Graphic Organizers and Sentence Frames presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/20/2020

Research supports the use of graphic organizers and sentence frames as scaffolds that are particularly helpful for English language learners. But all students can benefit from the linguistic input that these frameworks provide. Teachers will come away from this workshop with a variety of devices that are immediately usable for reading comprehension of complex text, academic writing, and study aids. Whether you are new or experienced with graphic organizers and sentence frames, you will learn more about the how, the why, and the what of these helpful, easy-to-implement tools. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yet6YiVGevewfPR1u1xj_KQyXLPCFqk7/view?usp=sharing
The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts -participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend social studies related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact mlibassi@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iH4xp6DPaXX5Bp8iYBO0-YoLHwBSI4Ki/view?usp=sharing
Come to this hands-on workshop and be the student. You will work through several math stations that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. The focus of this hands-on workshop is to develop a strong foundation of number sense. These stations will help to build mathematical fluency in - addition, - subtraction, - multiplication, and - division. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to bring back many hands-on math stations ready to use! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZrW9mWUpN9DD2JUsXdhoTd47hM5LiD0R/view?usp=sharing
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. 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 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tNa0hP39wr76l7dfUp8B5OCxBDwcISGM/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/1G1Dwtoy1TBvtqjAW9Lx0SwunkjdNNlbh/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/1uus-oSkmub3eL0v0sBqXbx1nWfjkpHdP/view?usp=sharing
PLEASE SEE FLYER FOR PERTINENT INFORMATION! This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum. Prerequisites

• WRS Level I Certification

• Bachelor's degree in education or a related field Duration Three consecutive days (15 hours) Upon Completion At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Identify factors for successful WRS small-group instruction.

• Review the planning for and execution of WRS Lesson Blocks 1, 2, and 3 and differentiating instruction for maximum group success.

• Develop a word-conscious lesson.

• Understand the role of spelling in writing fluency.

• Determine how to ensure students successfully access complex text, both literary and informational text structures.

• Understand how to select the appropriate text and tasks for students in order to effectively plan for and deliver fluency and comprehension instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15eYCXxHR_gDSDK1R6TrAoJRnhf9_h0SS/view?usp=sharing

86. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/3/2020

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/1yRgCNGEEJUJNmyMcvGLm0oBECnnFVGC7/view?usp=sharing
Teachers are most able to provide academic interventions in their classroom when they follow a consistent process and can easily access a toolkit of effective strategies and resources. This workshop trains teachers in this step-by-step approach to assembling and carrying out their own Classroom Support Plans: 1) identify the most important student problem(s); 2) select appropriate academic-intervention strategies; 3) consider general-education accommodations that might boost performance; 4) use motivational techniques as needed to energize the reluctant learner; and 5) document and collect data on the intervention plan. Participants are encouraged to bring digital devices to try out resources shared at this session. All resources introduced at this training will be accessible online after the workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LXrgJztxOV_kLLVyyRVCbA6nbnHtn1gI/view?usp=sharing
Without data, classroom RTI/MTSS interventions are incomplete. This workshop provides educators K-12 with a useful toolkit of methods to track student academic performance and general behaviors. One segment of this training focuses on how educators can turn student work-sample "artifacts' into reliable and valid sources of replicable data. The workshop will also review simple steps that educators can take to both minimize measurement error and increase the trustworthiness of any data that they collect. The training included a tutorial in the use of a free online graphing tool that teachers can use to create a visual data-display that can be shared with others. Participants are encouraged to bring digital devices to try out resources shared at this session. All resources introduced at this training will be accessible online after the workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zMLJZQSNqdvqvh4E8VMwsTgD3jmo8ybn/view?usp=sharing

89. ELA Network Advisory facilitated by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2020

Literacy leaders, are you interested in connecting and collaborating with ELA administrators and instructional staff who are committed to rethinking literacy for 21st Century Long Island learners? Join the annual, interactive ELA Network Advisory, an interactive, half-day session to strategize about literacy plans for the upcoming school year. Review the latest information from the Statewide ELA Framework Curriculum Committee and the NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Engage in collaborative conversation on ways to help students become lifelong readers and writers with the NYS Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers. Offer suggestions for the focus of the upcoming 2020-19 ELA Coordinator Network meetings that provide opportunities for Long Island leaders to discuss ways to effectively impact teaching and learning. Share your 2019-20 successes and your district's pathway toward designing and aligning curriculum with the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards in the NYSED Phase II initiative, Building Capacity. Engaged literacy instruction makes a difference in our students' reading and writing lives. Join Carol Varsalona for a morning of networking, learning, and planning for a successful school ELA Network Coordinator regional meetings with Long Island colleagues.

90. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/10/2020

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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tOxnir9hDQp3hxKUiOztAY085QyWnp4s/view?usp=sharing

91. ChromeBooks presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/17/2020

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/1vgT83ehMM1BRJ3Av9vL33NI31z_7Rv-W/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/3/2020

Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES would like, once again, to invite all School Counselors, Psychologists, Social Worker, and other support team members to participate in the 2020 LISST Conference. Our theme, "Responding to a Changing World", will focus on Guidance regulations, new mental health mandates and practices, mindfulness and topics that address the overall well-being of students. The conference is a platform for sharing ideas and best practices among school professionals in this field.