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1. Taking the challenge out of conversations: How to communicate so you'll both feel heard (for School Leaders)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health Consortium

Audience: Administrators and aspiring administrators

Dates: 7/9/2020 to 7/30/2020

Location: ZOOM - registration needed for Zoom invitation

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"Challenging times call for school leaders to communicate issues and needs without judgment or blame. This workshop series provides a simple 4-step process for improving our ability to: - say what we are observing without evaluation, - listen for and acknowledge the feelings and needs of others, - state our needs, and then - make requests instead of demands. This process, called Mindful/Nonviolent Communication serves as a consistent way for school leaders to develop respect and trust in relationships with all stakeholders, and model the social and emotional skills that serve as the foundation of supportive schools. Developing schools where people want to teach and learn begins with how we communicate. The success of all other school climate initiatives depend on this. Strategies for encouraging all staff to learn and support this approach to personal and professional communication will be discussed.

2. Using Pear Deck for Interactive Lessons!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/9/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Add interactivity to your Google Slides using the Pear Deck Add-on. We will cover all of the different question types including draw it, multiple choice, draggable options. Your students become active participants in presentation lessons as they answer questions. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training**

3. Enhance instruction using Google Docs

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/9/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Google Docs are so much more than a paper worksheet! Teachers will learn how to harness the power of google docs, and learn how to use docs to enhance their teaching and learning. We will cover how to build a doc using images, tables, and explore other great tools such as citations, translation and more! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

4. Classroom Conversations: Suicide Awareness for the "New Normal"

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

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All too often school personal are presented with situations where they think suicide might be involved, yet they feel overwhelmed when it comes to helping the students in both traditional and virtual classrooms. In this 60-minute workshop, participants will learn about the warning signs and risk factors they may see in their students, and discuss ways to connect these students to safety. The primary goal of this workshop is to start school staff on a path to feeling more comfortable talking about suicide, and allow them to identify ways to be more effective in their classrooms.

5. Introduction to Restorative Practices **ONLINE** - 11AM Start time

Program: Curriculum and Instruction Restorative Practices

Audience: All School Staff

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 7/16/2020

Meeting Times: 07/13/20 - 07/16/20 11:00am-12pm

Location: ONLINE

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This training will be (4) 60 minute sessions. Restorative Practices is the social science of building and maintaining relationships in our schools, organizations and communities. In this ONLINE workshop we will learn a brief history and theory behind restorative practices as well as strategies to implement both online and in-person in our districts and buildings. **Log on instructions will be sent to participants prior to start of class.**

6. Get Google Ready for Next Year

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/21/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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GSuite for Education gives educators the opportunity to show proficiency in the use of Gsuite for Education tools to enrich and manage educational curriculum in the remote learning classroom. Teachers will be able to create materials that they can put to use next school year during this 6 week course. **Must have a minimum of 10 enrollees to run the training**





•Teachers will learn and understand the potential of each application and how to use the tool in their classroom.





•Teachers will create grade level, effective technology integrated curriculum that can be used for next school year.





•Teachers will learn how to transform their classroom into a paperless, collaborative classroom.


Some items that will be covered during these 6 weeks are Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Forms, and Google Jamboard **No live sessions. Weekly assignments will be posted on Monday's in Google Classroom. Participants must have a school Google Account**

7. Creating videos with Screencastify!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/13/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Come to this one hour webinar to learn how to use Screencastify to create recording content! We will go over the different recording options and ways to share the videos with others.

8. Library Services Presents: Gale in Context for Educators

Program: Nassau BOCES School Library Services

Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Tech Directors

Dates: 7/13/2020

Location: Webinar

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This workshop is targeted at Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents and Tech Directors but all are welcome - please join us! Gale In Context : For Educators is a one-stop resource that equips teachers with the tools to save them time in their day-to-day workflow. With this powerful Resource, you can help your school's educators easily customize instruction, share materials, and discover curriculum-aligned content sourced from your Gale in Context student databases. With Gale in Context: For Educators users will be able to align and support curriculum with instructional content, lesson plans and classroom activities aligned to national and state standards. Attached is a PDF description for Educators you can share. Social Emotional Learning As mental health issues continue to be a growing concern in our society, there is a particular focus on teens and young adults who are battling depression, anxiety and stress. Helping students cope with everyday stressors, stay in the present moment, and learn they are not alone is at the core of the Cameron's Collection. Created in collaboration with the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation, this curated collection offers over 90 eBooks covering mental health issues and encourages students to seek help when they need it. Professional Development Help meet district and personal goals with professional development (PD) collections on the Gale eBook platform. Sustainable, frame-work aligned, and job-embedded, these digital collections are designed to strengthen teaching practice and content knowledge. From our publishing partners like ASCD, Corwin, Dave Burgess, ISTE, NSTA, Solution Tree and Stenhouse that can be aligned to teaching frameworks like Danielson.

9. **VIRTUAL** School Violence Prevention and Intervention Certification

Program: Curriculum & Instruction:School Violence

Dates: 7/13/2020

Location: Virtual via zoom

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New York State's SAVE Legislation requires that anyone seeking NYS certification (teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel professional and administrators) must complete a two-hour violence prevention course.
• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.
• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.
• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance.

10. Intro to Buncee!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/13/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Buncee is a creation and communication tool for students, educators and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. Join us to learn all about this amazing tool, and learn how to get started creating content for and with your students in the new school year! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training** *Meeting link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

11. Introduction to Trauma Informed Practices - Online course

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 7/13/2020

Location: Zoom - registration needed

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"In this virtual session, participants will: Identify what primary and secondary trauma is and how they present in young people and adults. Understand how trauma impacts the brain, bodies, and therefore influences behavior of young people. Prepare to support themselves and other staff in practicing self-care and reducing the risks of secondary trauma. Identify tools for increasing a sense of safety and equity among young people and adults. The workshop will include time for break outs and reflection."

12. SEL/MH District Liaison Meeting

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health Consortium

Audience: School district Mental Health/Social Emotional Learning Liaisons

Dates: 7/13/2020 to 8/31/2020

Location: ZOOM - Zoom registration needed

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Meeting/Work session of district Mental Health/ Social Emotional Learning liaisons to build district teams, goals and capacity for the upcoming school year, disseminate SED information, provide direction and assistance.

13. ***Virtual PD**Building Historical Thinking Skills in Elementary Classes

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: ONLINE

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Juggling the academic rigor of an elementary classroom can be daunting. For various reasons Social Studies instruction often gets cut out of the day. During this 2 hour virtual workshop we will discuss the important historical thinking skills students will need to develop to be successful in the future. We will also highlight some of the ways these skills can be embedded into the lessons you may already be teaching.

14. ***Virtual Workshop*** The Connections Between the new NYSSLS Science standards and new Next Generation Math learning standards**Start time 9 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: math and science teachers, specialists, supervisors

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Online

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With many math and science teachers teaching in silos, teachers and administrators do not realize how similar the new way of learning science using the 3-dimensional NGSS framework is to how math is taught. This workshop will shed light on the similarities and make connections between math and science.

PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

15. PREPaRE2 Response Training for School Support Staff (4 half days) - ZOOM 9 AM-12:30 PM - must attend all 4 sessions

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: School Support Staff

Dates: 7/14/2020 to 7/17/2020

Location: Zoom registration needed

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This is a class for School Support Staff. School Administrators are encouraged to register for PREPaRE 1 training. Evaluating for Psychological trauma; Psychological Trauma: Risk Factors and Warning Signs Conducting Psychological Triage; Triage Hands On Activity; Providing Psychological Interventions and Responding to Psychological Trauma; Psychological Education; Stabilization; Group Crisis Intervention Strategies and Activities; Individual Crisis Intervention Strategies and Activities; Psychological Recovery; Psychotherapy; Examining the Effectiveness of Psychological Interventions; Care for the Caregiver

16. Google Sites

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Google Sites is the perfect platform to create your own website. Come learn how to set up, customize, hyperlink your favorite sources and publish your site!

17. Create amazing presentations using Google Slides

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Elevate your presentation game! Teachers will learn how to create amazing presentations to share with their students. We will cover how to add themes, images, videos and more, and learn other tips and tricks, such as how to use slides to make graphic organizers and PDFs editable! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

18. Mental Health 101

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

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Mental Health and Wellness 101 presents an opportunity for participants to re-frame the term "mental illness" to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. We will discuss how mental health impacts adults and youth alike, review signs and symptoms one may notice (both in person and virtually) in ourselves and other, and review the importance of risk and protective factors. Also covered are the promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and the concept of recovery.

19. SMS - PowerSchool - Contacts Working Session

Program: Student Management Services: PowerSchool

Audience: District Data Coordinators/Other Administrators

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Learning Studio 1

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Hands on approach to student contacts

20. Introduction to Trauma Informed Practices - Online course

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Zoom - registration needed

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"In this virtual session, participants will: Identify what primary and secondary trauma is and how they present in young people and adults. Understand how trauma impacts the brain, bodies, and therefore influences behavior of young people. Prepare to support themselves and other staff in practicing self-care and reducing the risks of secondary trauma. Identify tools for increasing a sense of safety and equity among young people and adults. The workshop will include time for break outs and reflection."

21. **VIRTUAL** Certification in the Needs of Students with Autism

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Autism

Audience: Special Education Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 7/14/2020

Location: Virtual via Zoom

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In response to the growing number of children being diagnosed with autism, the Legislature enacted Chapter 143 of the Laws of 2006 to amend Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law to require that all persons applying for a teaching certificate or license on or after February 2, 2007, as a special education teacher or as a school administrator who works in special education, complete course work or training in the needs of children with autism. Special education teachers include those with certification titles in special education, students with disabilities, teaching students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, teaching students who are blind or visually impaired, and teaching students with speech and language disabilities. In 2008, the Legislature enacted Chapter 484 of the Laws of 2008, which further amends Sections 3004(4) and (5) of the Education Law. The legislation clarifies that school administrators and supervisors assigned on or after September 2, 2009 to serve as special education administrators must complete training in the needs of autistic children as soon as practicable after their assignment. Topics covered will include Definitions, Etiology and Prevalence, Characteristics, Evidence Based Instructional Methods/Interventions for Teaching Students with ASDs, Behavior Management and Positive Behavioral Supports, Effective Collaboration, Resources and Supports. Upon completion participants will receive The State Education Department Certification of Completion in Training in the Needs of Students with Autism.


• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.


• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.


• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance.

22. Reimagining Student Engagement, Assessments, and Data Collection

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/15/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Tired of the same five students answering all of your in-class questions? Plickers, Google Forms, and Kahoot all allow you to gather feedback from every single student in your class in a matter of seconds. During this session, participants will have the chance to create or log into existing accounts and build content suitable for their own classrooms and students.** Must have a minimum of 5 enrollees to run this training**

23. Increase Student Engagement Using Flipgrid!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/15/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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Come and learn how to set up and use Flipgrid! We will cover grids, topics, shorts and both the teacher and student side of the application. We will also go over the Disco Library where you can find topics created by others. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training**

24. Healthy Relationships Social Emotional Learning for Students and Parenting Skills for Couples and CoParents

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: School support staff

Dates: 7/15/2020

Location: Zoom registration needed

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"Social and emotional learning is a key component for student education. Project FORWARD is a grant-funded program that provides evidence-based education about healthy relationships and communication skills in the form of a 12 hour workshop to students. These workshops help students to understand more about themselves, how to engage in healthy relationships, how to identify unhealthy ones, and how to improve their communication skills. Along with providing support and education to the students of your school, reaching the parents is also a vital component. Project FORWARD, also provides evidence-based education to couples and co-parents to assist with strengthening their relationship skills, along with parenting education and skills in the form of a 12 hour workshop."

25. Webinar*** A Virtual Lunch & Learn with BoardDocs

Program: Student Support Services Board Docs

Dates: 7/15/2020

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Please join BoardDocs and your NYSSBA and Nassau BOCES colleagues for a discussion of strategic considerations for conducting modern governance in a new era. An online gift card for meal delivery services will be provided in advance!"

26. ***Virtual workshop*** Rich math tasks for Grades K-2**Start time 9 AM

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Grades K-2 math teachers, math specialists, math supervisors

Dates: 7/16/2020

This workshop will show you rich math tasks you can include as part of your grades K-2 curriculum.

A rich math task offers students opportunities to engage in meaningful, rigorous mathematics because the task takes time to solve and lends itself to collaboration and multiple perspectives. A rich math task includes a balance between conceptual understanding, problem-solving, and procedural fluency. Robust use of these tasks creates the context in which students build multiple representations, communicate their reasoning, and engage in the 8 mathematical practices. Experience working through these rich tasks first-hand with your colleagues.

NYS Next Generation Math Standards implementation for grades PreK-8th begins Fall of 2021. Include these tasks as part of your existing math curriculum to elevate students' levels of conceptual understanding and problem-solving proficiency.

PLEASE NOTE - Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

27. VIRTUAL PD WORKSHOP: TEACHING PURPOSEFUL PLAY THROUGH DISTANCE LEARNING

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Pre-K Initiative

Dates: 7/16/2020

Location: Nassau BOCES, VIRTUAL Pre-K Initiative

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Distance learning at a young age doesn't have to be difficult. Participants will learn how to virtually implement purposeful and intentional play strategies, and will work together to create hands-on engaging learning experiences for young children through distance learning. Examples of calendars, activities and instructional videos will be shared. Presenter: Tricia Almonaitis, Site Supervisor, St. Joseph's Universal Pre-K program at Lawrence School District. Almonaitis has taught early childhood for over 10 years and has been a site supervisor for two.

28. Creating Multimedia Books with Book Creator for Chrome!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/16/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Both teachers and your students can create beautiful, multimedia books! Include text, images, borders, backgrounds, audio and video into the books. Books can also be read aloud in the playback options. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training**

29. Getting Started with Google Classroom

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/16/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Ready to get started with Google Classroom? This class is a great place to start! In this class we will walk through the basics of creating a classroom, inviting students and co-teachers and share how to post materials and assignments for your students. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

30. Mental Health 101

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/16/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

Mental Health and Wellness 101 presents an opportunity for participants to reframe the term "mental illness"½½½½ to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. We will discuss how mental health impacts adults and youth alike, review signs and symptoms one may notice (both in person and virtually) in ourselves and other, and review the importance of risk and protective factors. Also covered are the promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and the concept of recovery.

31. **VIRTUAL** Child Abuse Reporting Certification

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Child Abuse

Dates: 7/17/2020

Location: Virtual via zoom

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Anyone applying for a provisional or permanent certificate or license (valid for administrative, supervisory, school or classroom teaching service) must complete two hours of course work or training in the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment.

• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.

• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.

• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance.

32. Introduction to Restorative Practices **ONLINE** - 11AM Start time

Program: Curriculum and Instruction Restorative Practices

Audience: All School Staff

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/23/2020

Meeting Times: 07/20/20 - 07/23/20 11:00 am-12 pm

Location: ONLINE

This training will be (4) 60 minute sessions. Restorative Practices is the social science of building and maintaining relationships in our schools, organizations and communities. In this ONLINE workshop we will learn a brief history and theory behind restorative practices as well as strategies to implement both online and in-person in our districts and buildings. **Log on instructions will be sent to participants prior to start of class.**

33. Keeping The "E" in Virtual Health and Physical Education

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/20/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

While there are plenty of videos and online resources to help keep everyone moving and active, health and physical educators need to ensure students are still receiving the education - and the skills - to stay healthy and fit at home. During this session, participants will discover new apps, tools, and services to keep students accountable and ensure they are continuing to learn and enjoy health and physical education, even if from a distance. **Must have a minimum of 5 enrollees to run this training**

34. ***Virtual PD**Book Talk: "Stolen, Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home" by Dr. Richard Bell***Start time July 20-10 AM

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Social Studies Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 7/20/2020

Location: ONLINE

"Stolen, Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home" by Dr. Richard Bell A gripping true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South- and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice.

This 2-week blended workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the topic of what Dr. Bell calls the "Reverse Underground Railroad". You will participate in a guided discussion using the Buzz Learning Management System. We will finish the workshop with a virtual meeting WITH THE AUTHOR for a discussion and question and answer session.

Workshop Agenda: Mon July 20- 10am: Virtual Introduction meeting
July 21- July 29 Self-paced chapter discussion questions on BUZZ
Thur July 30- 10am: Virtual Summary and Q & A meeting with Dr. Richard Bell

PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

35. Return to the New School Environment and Emotional Well-Being

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/20/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

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Once we have been informed that we can return to work it will create another set of fears and uncertainties. This will become a transition period where people will be faced with another set of challenges that they may not feel that have control over. This workshop will assist people to anticipate what they need so they can prepare and cope, while helping their families and students/staff as well.

36. ***Virtual workshop*** Rich math tasks for Grades 6-8***Start Time 9 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Grades 6-8 math teachers, math specialists, math supervisors

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: ONLINE

This workshop will show you rich math tasks you can include as part of your grades 6-8 curriculum.

A rich math task offers students opportunities to engage in meaningful, rigorous mathematics because the task takes time to solve and lends itself to collaboration and multiple perspectives. A rich math task includes a balance between conceptual understanding, problem-solving, and procedural fluency. Robust use of these tasks creates the context in which students build multiple representations, communicate their reasoning and engage in the 8 mathematical practices. Experience working through these rich tasks first-hand with your colleagues.

NYS Next Generation Math Standards implementation for grades PreK-8th begins Fall of 2021. Include these tasks as part of your existing math curriculum to elevate students' levels of conceptual understanding and problem-solving proficiency

PLEASE NOTE-Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

37. Changing Challenge into Resilient Recovery

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

Participants will identify their own unique feelings during our national health crisis. We will acknowledge that fear, loss and powerlessness are common feelings and should not be ignored. Understand what resiliency is and how to grow it. Using self care and mindfulness to more forward from challenge. Working as a community to fuel mental wellness

38. Mental Health 101

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: Zoom registration needed

Mental Health and Wellness 101 presents an opportunity for participants to reframe the term "mental illness"½½½½½ to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. We will discuss how mental health impacts adults and youth alike, review signs and symptoms one may notice (both in person and virtually) in ourselves and other, and review the importance of risk and protective factors. Also covered are the promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and the concept of recovery.

39. Use Bitmoji for positive feedback & Customize your Google Classroom Banner

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/21/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Teachers will learn how to install the Bitmoji extension into their Chrome Browser and create their own Bitmoji. They will also learn how to use their Bitmoji for feedback on student work. Teachers will also learn how to customize their Google Banner with their own images that they create. ** Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

40. Twitter for Free & Continuous Virtual PD? #YOUBET!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/22/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

During these unusual times, Twitter has quickly emerged as a 24/7 collaboration platform and help desk for educators looking for new and engaging teaching and learning ideas. Whether watching or actively participating in this virtual session, attendees will learn how to use hashtags, find and network with educators worldwide, and share articles, videos, and other relevant professional resources. **Must have a minimum of 5 enrollees to run this training**

41. Cultivating Content with Wakelet

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/22/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Come learn how to use Wakelet to cultivate and curate content. Create collections from the program and the Google Chrome extension and share those collections with others. Perfect for teachers to create references for students or for students when they research. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training**

42. Return to the New School Environment and Emotional Well-Being

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/22/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

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Once we have been informed that we can return to work it will create another set of fears and uncertainties. This will become a transition period where people will be faced with another set of challenges that they may not feel that have control over. This workshop will assist people to anticipate what they need so they can prepare and cope, while helping their families and students/staff as well.

43. VIRTUAL PD WORKSHOP: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING: TURNING CHALLENGES INTO OPPORTUNITIES - PRE-K

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Pre-K Initiative

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: Nassau BOCES, VIRTUAL Pre-K Initiative

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This presentation will cover the evolution of distance learning, including struggles as well as success. Topics covered will include where to begin, social/emotional support of young learners, developing a structure and embracing parents as partners. The importance of working with colleagues and incorporating multi-media resources will be emphasized. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and explore resources. Presenters: Patricia Pearsall and Eileen Sokol are Pre-K teachers at Meadow Drive School in the Mineola School District.

44. Padlet

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Padlet is great for teacher use and for student use. Post all different types of things on your board including text, images, gifs, video, voice, and more! Great as a reference board or a place where students contribute. Come learn the ins and outs in this one hour webinar. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training**

45. ***Virtual PD**Building Historical Thinking Skills in Elementary Classes

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: ONLINE

Juggling the academic rigor of an elementary classroom can be daunting. For various reasons Social Studies instruction often gets cut out of the day. During this 2 hour virtual workshop we will discuss the important historical thinking skills students will need to develop to be successful in the future. We will also highlight some of the ways these skills can be embedded into the lessons you may already be teaching.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

46. Best extensions and Add-ons for Teachers and Google Chrome tips and tricks

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Teachers will learn what an extension is and add-on is, and why they would be beneficial in their teaching and for students learning. Teachers will learn about the "Best"½½½½½½½½½½½½½½½ extensions and add-ons to enhance their students' learning. Example- Dualless, Screencastify, Pear Deck, Page Marker and others. Did you know that Google Chrome is way more than a browser? In this class, we will share tips and tricks on how to organize bookmarks, add extensions, shortcuts and much more! ** Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

47. Mental Health 101

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/23/2020

Location: Zoom registration needed

Mental Health and Wellness 101 presents an opportunity for participants to reframe the term "mental illness"½½½½½½ to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. We will discuss how mental health impacts adults and youth alike, review signs and symptoms one may notice (both in person and virtually) in ourselves and other, and review the importance of risk and protective factors. Also covered are the promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and the concept of recovery.

48. **VIRTUAL** DASA Certification Training SIX Hour Course in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: DASA

Dates: 7/23/2020 to 7/24/2020

Location: Virtual via zoom

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MUST ATTEND 6 HOURS FOR CERTIFICATION Understand rational for, key components and definitions in the Dignity for All Students Act...and... Understanding diversity, examining personal biases Developing sensitivity to the experiences of specific student populations Understanding how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement Learn intervention and prevention strategies including how to interact with families Understand reporting requirements for educators.
• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.
• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.
• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance.

49. Mindfulness: Koru for Educators

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: ALL

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 8/6/2020

Location: Zoom - registration needed

"Koru Basic is an introductory mindfulness course that consists of four 2-hour sessions via Zoom, each containing a maximum of 15 students. All sessions include a short opening meditation followed by mind-body skills and mindfulness meditation practice. Through these exercises, individuals will learn how to... 1. More effectively manage stress through skills training 2. Become more aware of thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their stress levels. 3. Build and sustain a meditation practice Participants will get access to an app that will provide them with the practices learned in the course. Additional mindfulness coaching by Drs. Smith and Bruning will occur in-between class sessions via the Koru app to support the practices. " Participants are encouraged to put in 30 minutes of practice per day in between classes.

50. Classroom Conversations: Suicide Awareness for the "New Normal"

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/27/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

All too often school personal are presented with situations where they think suicide might be involved, yet they feel overwhelmed when it comes to helping the students in both traditional and virtual classrooms. In this 60-minute workshop, participants will learn about the warning signs and risk factors they may see in their students, and discuss ways to connect these students to safety. The primary goal of this workshop is to start school staff on a path to feeling more comfortable talking about suicide, and allow them to identify ways to be more effective in their classrooms.

51. Intro to Buncee!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/27/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Buncee is a creation and communication tool for students, educators and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. Join us to learn all about this amazing tool, and learn how to get started creating content for and with your students in the new school year! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training** *Meeting link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

52. Return to the New School Environment and Emotional Well-Being

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/27/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

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Once we have been informed that we can return to work it will create another set of fears and uncertainties. This will become a transition period where people will be faced with another set of challenges that they may not feel that have control over. This workshop will assist people to anticipate what they need so they can prepare and cope, while helping their families and students/staff as well.

53. PREPaRE 1 Response Training for Administrators (2 half days) - ZOOM 9 AM-12:30 PM - must attend both sessions

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: School Administrators

Dates: 7/28/2020 to 7/29/2020

This is a response training for school Administrators. School support staff are encouraged to register for PREPaRE 2 training. Comprehensive School Safety; Emergency Operations Plans Components; Safety and Crisis Teams; Levels of Crisis Response; Physical and Psychological Security; Vulnerability Assessments; Accounting for all Persons; Communications and Warnings; Functional Crisis Exercises and Drills; Reunification Plans; Public Health, Medical and Mental Health Concerns; Crisis Recovery and Memorials; Continuity of Operations Plans; Threats and Specific Hazards; After Action Reports; Tabletop Drill Activity; Examining Effectiveness of Crisis Plans

54. Google Jamboard

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/28/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Jamboard is a collaborative digital whiteboard that you can use as a whiteboard for just the teachers, or each student can have their own to work on! You are able to add pictures, sticky notes, and can draw directly on the page. Come learn how Jamboard can enhance your classroom. ** Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training**

55. Mental Health 101

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/28/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

Mental Health and Wellness 101 presents an opportunity for participants to re-frame the term "mental illness" to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. We will discuss how mental health impacts adults and youth alike, review signs and symptoms one may notice (both in person and virtually) in ourselves and other, and review the importance of risk and protective factors. Also covered are the promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and the concept of recovery.

56. VIRTUAL PD WORKSHOP: Strategies to Help Families and Children Transition to K in 2020: A Conversation with Program Leaders

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Pre-K Initiative

Dates: 7/28/2020

Location: Nassau BOCES, VIRTUAL Pre-K Initiative

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With schools closed for several months at the end of the school year, early educators weren't able to carry out traditional activities to ease children's transition from Pre-K to Kindergarten-but this transition remains as important as ever. In this webinar, four leaders will share what they have done and what they are considering doing to help families and children in this unprecedented year. Presenters: Florence Barbour, Director, Harbor Child Care; Pam Renneisen, Director, St. Joseph's Universal Prekindergarten Program; Denise Ferrera, Universal Pre-K Associate, Middle Country Public Schools; Michele Pepey, Director of Special Education and PPS, East Moriches Public Schools. Moderators: Adrienne Robb-Fund and Sheryl Haimovich, The Long Island Pre-K Initiative.

57. "BEST" Practice Every Kid Is ONE Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story POB MAP Advisory Program Administration

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: ALL

Dates: 7/28/2020 to 7/29/2020

Location: Zoom- registration needed

***Please note the time change from the summer brochure*** Administrators from the Plainview Old-Bethpage school district will present the districts "MAP" program. MAP is an advisory model that focuses on linking each adult in the middle school buildings to a group of students. Topics and discussions will be centered around Before SCHOOLS begin two questions that should focus THEIR WHY (SCHOOLS TO WATCH INFO) 1) What do we do well as a school? 2) What more do our kids need? The MAP advisory model is based on research that indicates that now more than every a relationship with one adult is paramount "Every Kid is ONE Caring Adult Away from Being a Success Story" It is highly recommended that all schools develop some type of community/relationship building program to ensure student success and sense of belonging. Join POB leaders as they describe how they have accomplished such a remarkable working model and successful program. ***Please note the time change from the summer brochure***

58. Buncee Lunch and Learn

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/28/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

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The Buncee lunch learn will provide administrators with a comprehensive review of the Buncee application, including the uses, applications, and benefits of using Buncee in the classroom and beyond. The Buncee application review will review creating with Buncee, Sharing and Publishing with Buncee, Building and Engaging Audiences with Buncee Boards, Earning and Sharing Buncee Badges, Navigating the Classroom Dashboard, and how Buncee can help in your Remote Learning Environment.

59. Designing with Canva

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/29/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Use Canva to create professional looking designs! Great for making signs to decorate your classroom, posters, bulletin board decorations. Also great for project work! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training**

60. Introduction to Restorative Circles

Program: Curriculum and Instruction Restorative Practices

Dates: 7/30/2020 to 7/31/2020

Meeting Times: 9:30-10:30am

This workshop is the *second* part to the Introduction to Restorative Practices workshop. This class will focus on how to set up circles in person and virtually, types of circles, when to use circles, ideas for circles and re-integrative circles. This workshop will use Restorative Practice Circle ideology, as taught by the International Institute of Restorative Practice. ***This workshop is only open to those who completed The Virtual Intro to Restorative Practices workshop.***

61. ***Virtual Workshop*** NYSSLS Science Storylines**Start time 9AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Audience: science teachers, science specialists, science supervisors

Dates: 7/30/2020

Location: ONLINE

During this workshop, you will be shown online resources for high-quality NGSS storylines and units. You will then be given time to select from those and work through adapting those into your existing curriculum with support. We will also examine other states' NGSS-aligned assessments for grades 5, 8 and HS.

NYSSLS Timeline Notes: PreK, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th graders should have already begun learning science as per the new NYSSLS standards during 2019-2020. Now, with the delayed NYSSLS implementation timeline, that will continue at those same grade levels for the 2020-2021 school year. NYSSLS implementation will then roll-out 2 grades/courses at a time thereafter as follows: 4th & 7th, 5th & 8th, Biology & Earth and Space Sciences, Chemistry & Physics).

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

62. Make your presentations interactive with Nearpod!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/30/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Start with your Google Slides, PowerPoints, and/orPDFs and add interactive features like draw it slides, quizzes, text, polls, field trips, simulations and more! Your students become active learners as they complete the tasks throughout your presentation. We will go over the Nearpod platform extensively and touch on the Google Slides Add-on. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training**

63. Remote Learning in the Google World

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 7/30/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

In this session you will learn how to use Google Meet to teach your students, with the ability to use other Google products live during the session (such as Jamboard, and Google Docs). You will also learn how to use other websites like Kahoot, and Quizizz during a live session. ** Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

64. Mental Health 101

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 7/30/2020

Location: Zoom registration needed

Mental Health and Wellness 101 presents an opportunity for participants to reframe the term "mental illness" to an understanding that we all have mental health; it is not just the presence or absence of an illness. We will discuss how mental health impacts adults and youth alike, review signs and symptoms one may notice (both in person and virtually) in ourselves and other, and review the importance of risk and protective factors. Also covered are the promotion of coping strategies, help-seeking behaviors and the concept of recovery.

65. Return to the New School Environment and Emotional Well-Being

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 7/30/2020

Location: Zoom registration required

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Once we have been informed that we can return to work it will create another set of fears and uncertainties. This will become a transition period where people will be faced with another set of challenges that they may not feel that have control over. This workshop will assist people to anticipate what they need so they can prepare and cope, while helping their families and students/staff as well.

66. Addressing the Social Emotional Needs of the School Community Upon the Re-Opening of School

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Mental Health PD

Audience: ALL

Dates: 7/31/2020

Location: Zoom registration needed

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Now more than ever we must shift our mindsets toward promoting overall wellness in our schools. During this workshop, we will share ways to support the social emotional development of our students and renew our school community
Please check your email regularly. You will receive an email from nbcol@nasboces.org with instructions to log into Buzz to begin the 3-hour virtual training (Part 1) on/or about 8/3. The online portion must be completed before attending the virtual via zoom session on 8/27. Participants will: Understand rational for key components and definitions in the Dignity for All Students Act Understand diversity and examine personal biases Develop sensitivity to the experiences of specific student populations Understand how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement Learn intervention and prevention strategies including how to interact with families.

• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.

• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.

• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance. Part 1 must be successfully completed one week before Part 2 is taken

68. Online book talk "Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life"by Jim Kwik - 15 CTLE hours. Math, Science, SS, ELA, Sped

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: K-12 math teachers and administrators, all subject areas

Dates: 8/3/2020

Location: ONLINE

This book is a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. School teaches us what to learn, but I bet you and your students have never taken a course on HOW to learn. Jim Kwik, the world's #1 brain coach, has written the owner's manual for HOW to learn effectively and efficiently. Author Jim Kwik reveals the science-based practices and field-tested tips to accelerate learning, communication, memory, focus, recall, and speed reading. As such, this book is relevant to teachers of ALL subject areas. "Limitless" gives people the tools to accomplish more by developing the 3 M's, which are Mindset, Motivation, and Methods. For educators, this book serves a two-fold purpose: 1) to supercharge your own life, expand your brain capacity and achieve your goals and 2) give you insights on how to support student learning by learning the science behind how we learn. *Participants are responsible for borrowing or purchasing the book in advance of the start date, Mon 8/3/20." The book study will be 3 weeks long. Daily expectations of participants are to: read the assigned pages (approx. 20 pages daily), log in daily to either post chapter reading reflections or respond to 2 classmates' posts (assignments alternate)." PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

69. Reimagining Student Engagement, Assessments, and Data Collection

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/3/2020

Location: Zoom

Tired of the same five students answering all of your in-class questions? Plickers, Google Forms, and Kahoot all allow you to gather feedback from every single student in your class in a matter of seconds. During this session, participants will have the chance to create or log into existing accounts and build content suitable for their own classrooms and students.**Must have a minimum of 5 enrollees to run this training**

70. ***Virtual PD**Building Historical Thinking Skills in Elementary Classes

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 8/3/2020

Location: ONLINE

Juggling the academic rigor of an elementary classroom can be daunting. For various reasons Social Studies instruction often gets cut out of the day. During this 2 hour virtual workshop we will discuss the important historical thinking skills students will need to develop to be successful in the future. We will also highlight some of the ways these skills can be embedded into the lessons you may already be teaching.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

71. Google Forms: Part 1

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/4/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

In this session teachers will explore how to create a survey using Google Forms and be able to share this form with others, or assign it in their Google Classroom. Teachers will also learn how to create a quiz for their students and assign it in Google Classroom. ** Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

72. Qualtrics Virtual Briefing: Software Solutions for School Re-Opening Readiness, Covid-19 Issues, Remote Learning

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Assistant Superintendents, Directors, Principals

Dates: 8/4/2020

Location: VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM

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The ongoing development of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is forever changing the way we work. Staying connected with your stakeholders, and acting quickly on their feedback is mission critical. These are uncertain times for your staff, students, and parents. Building confidence and trust is more important than ever. Create a two-way digital open door to ensure communication with your stakeholders.

73. ***Virtual PD*Using the Guide for Aligning the Next Generation ELA Standards

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: ELA teachers

Dates: 8/5/2020

Location: ONLINE

Making sure that you are hitting all of the important skills students need for ELA instruction is now easier than ever. Using the Guide for Aligning the Next Generation ELA Standards, you will ensure your curriculum will hit each and every standard.

Join us in this 2 hour virtual workshop to see how this tool can help support ELA instruction in your classroom.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

74. Intro to Buncee!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/5/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Buncee is a creation and communication tool for students, educators and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. Join us to learn all about this amazing tool, and learn how to get started creating content for and with your students in the new school year! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training** *Meeting link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

75. Library Services Presents: Monthly Zoom Meeting and Check In --Grades K-12

Program: Nassau BOCES School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/5/2020

Location: Webinar

Informal virtual meet up so librarians can share thought, lessons and ideas for online learning and discuss ways to reach students who may have challenges to accessing the internet.

76. Silver Linings: Looking Forward to Heading Back : A 4-Session Intensive Perspective

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/26/2020

4 Session Intensive Perspective
Silver Linings: Looking Forward To Heading Back : A 4-Session Intensive Perspective brings together authorities on a variety of topics to offer insight on the eventual return to school.

Each session will be facilitated by Dr. Tom Troisi, a retired Long Island Assistant Superintendent.
Session 1 - Steve Kussin - Thoughts on Master-Schedules for Return and Creation of a Contingency Plan for a Potential Second Interruption: social distancing, flexible scheduling and other topics will be discussed.
Session 2 - Dr. Max Banilivy - Strategies for partnership of school, family, and community resources toward addressing anticipated SEL and mental health challenges accompanying the return to the classroom.
Session 3- Dr. Bill Daggett - Assessing technology needs for district and community; Determining professional development needs for teachers and administrators
Session 4 - Debra Caputo - "When the world is anxious, school communities create stability." A discussion and sharing opportunity on anxiety, anticipation, and confusion among school staff and students during this changing time, with resources provided to assist.

PLEASE NOTE- Registrants will receive a ZOOM log on invitation on the morning of the workshop, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

77. ***Virtual Workshop***: Demystifying New Ways of Teaching Math***Start time 9 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: K-12 math teachers, math specialists, math supervisors

Dates: 8/6/2020

Location: ONLINE

The forthcoming Next Generation Math standards (implementation begins for grades PreK-8th grade begins Fall 2021) requires teachers teach children math with conceptual understanding and NOT rely solely on a procedural algorithms. Without an understanding of WHY math ought to be taught using these new methods, it is no surprise that many view it as ridiculous. This workshop will address new ways elementary math is being is being taught and why it is important for students to learn this way. Nancy Lin will also briefly address the vertical progression of mathematics which makes proper foundational learning essential.

, While the content of this workshop is primarily K-5, secondary math teachers who have taken this workshop have also found it incredibly eye-opening to learn about the new ways math is being taught in the younger grades.
Quotes from teachers who have taken this workshop in the past:

Great ways to help students become more proficient in math. Great alternatives to traditional algorithms and learning. I will institute much of it immediately and will use when introducing units next year.

I can see the foundation that my students are coming to me with. With knowledge of their background, I can build using similar models

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

78. SMS - PowerSchool - Contacts Working Session

Program: Student Management Services: PowerSchool

Audience: District Data Coordinators/Other Administrators

Dates: 8/6/2020

Location: Learning Studio 1

Hands on approach to student contacts

79. VIRTUAL PD WORKSHOP: KINDERGARTEN DISTANCE LEARNING BEST PRACTICES: WHAT WORKED FOR US

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Pre-K Initiative

Dates: 8/6/2020

Location: Nassau BOCES, VIRTUAL Pre-K Initiative

During the past few months, we've all experienced the moment where we've said, "This isn't what I imagined Kindergarten would be like." Did you ever think you'd have to ask a 5-year-old to please stop log-rolling with the iPad during your live sessions? Or say, "Please mute yourself when you're chewing.?" During these unprecedented times, teachers will discuss what it has been like to adapt curriculum and teaching strategies while maintaining interpersonal connections and developmentally appropriate practice. Presenters: Alexandra Bauer is an early elementary educator at Meadow Drive School in Mineola. She has been teaching for eight years and specializes in bilingual education for our youngest learners. Jennifer Levi is a 27-year veteran teacher at Hampton Street School in Mineola. She has also worked as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University and taught in-service classes for Nassau BOCES.

80. Google Forms: Part II

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/6/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

In this session teachers will explore the advanced features on Google Forms including how to set defaults for quizzes, create different sections, use add-ons as well as other amazing features. *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training**

81. ***Virtual PD*Using the Guide for Aligning the Next Generation ELA Standards

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: ELA teachers

Dates: 8/10/2020

Location: ONLINE

Making sure that you are hitting all of the important skills students need for ELA instruction is now easier than ever. Using the Guide for Aligning the Next Generation ELA Standards, you will ensure your curriculum will hit each and every standard.

Join us in this 2 hour virtual workshop to see how this tool can help support ELA instruction in your classroom.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

82. ***Virtual PD**Leading Through Crisis***Start time 11 AM

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators and Leaders

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/27/2020

Location: ONLINE

In this 4 week Series, Leading Through Crisis, you will:
.....Learn practical ways to maneuver through times of difficulty and adversity
.....Effectively battle distractions during times of crisis and stress
.....Adopt successful thinking habits to think your way thorough any crisis
.....Establish your top 5 values to rely on during times of crisis
.....Learn about John Maxwell's 11 Perspective Principles about crisis

...Bio....

Laura Campbell is a certified John Maxwell International Leadership Coach and Trainer. She has accompanied him and the Team on Leadership missions in Costa Rica.
Laura is a Crisis Counselor and The Director of Education for Long Island Crisis Center. She works with students, families and schools in crisis, and in areas of prevention for the past 11 years. She is passionate about educating and empowering youth to rise during times of adversity.
Laura is the founder of Infinity Growth and Development, a coaching and training company to help individuals reach their highest and greatest potential. Laura practices self-leadership daily and believes that the quality of leader you are is not reflected in a title or by a circumstance. It is her goal to bring quality leadership techniques, skills and concepts to all the district administrators on Long Island.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

83. **VIRTUAL** DASA Certification Training SIX Hour Course in Harassment, Bullying, Cyber bullying and Discrimination in Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: DASA

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/11/2020

Location: Virtual via zoom

MUST ATTEND 6 HOURS FOR CERTIFICATION Understand rational for, key components and definitions in the Dignity for All Students Act...and... Understanding diversity, examining personal biases Developing sensitivity to the experiences of specific student populations Understanding how school climate and culture have an impact on student achievement Learn intervention and prevention strategies including how to interact with families Understand reporting requirements for educators.
• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.
• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.
• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance.

84. ***Virtual workshop*** Rich math tasks for Grades K-2**Start time 9 AM

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Grades K-2 math teachers, math specialists, math supervisors

Dates: 8/11/2020

This workshop will show you rich math tasks you can include as part of your grades K-2 curriculum.

A rich math task offers students opportunities to engage in meaningful, rigorous mathematics because the task takes time to solve and lends itself to collaboration and multiple perspectives. A rich math task includes a balance between conceptual understanding, problem-solving, and procedural fluency. Robust use of these tasks creates the context in which students build multiple representations, communicate their reasoning and engage in the 8 mathematical practices. Experience working through these rich tasks first-hand with your colleagues.

NYS Next Generation Math Standards implementation for grades PreK-8th begins Fall of 2021. Include these tasks as part of your existing math curriculum to elevate students' levels of conceptual understanding and problem-solving proficiency.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

85. ***Virtual PD***Administrative Techniques for Working with Teachers to Refocus Their Students In-Person and Online***Start time***9:30 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/11/2020

Location: ONLINE

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The abrupt transition to distance learning caused a major disruption to education as we know it. It caused many students to feel overwhelmed, challenged with technology and ultimately to withdraw from participating. This avoidance left teachers feeling frustrated and helpless. This workshop will help guide you in discussions with your educators, provide them with more resources, strategies and insights to help educators re-engage their students in learning so they want to learn and stay engaged.

In this workshop participants will:
- Create a sense of teamwork and belonging with their students
- Explore the importance of visually preparing faculty, students and parents for changes in instruction
- Discuss support strategies from administrators to educators
- Learn strategies that educators can use to engage students while learning online
- Understand effective communication strategies when delivering instruction
- Discuss district level supports for families
- Auditory considerations and supports
- Collaboration
- Questions/answers
- Collaboration
- Questions/answers

PLEASE NOTE- Log on information for the ZOOM virtual session will be emailed to everyone who has registered on MyLearningPlan on the morning of the scheduled session. When you get the ZOOM log on invitation, you must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, your name and email MUST be the same as your MyLearningPlan account information.

86. Google Earth

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/11/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Spend an hour exploring our amazing world through Google Earth. Browse pre-made content in the voyager and learn how to create your own tour. When you are done, you can even share the content directly on Google Classroom! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

87. ***Virtual PD**Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools**Start Time9 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Instructional Staff, School Administrators, Teachers

Dates: 8/12/2020

Location: ONLINE

In this course, you will gain new understandings of families living in poverty and the concrete steps that high-poverty, high-performing (HP/HP) schools have taken to improve outcomes for all students. You will also have opportunities to read research, case studies, and anecdotal reports of how schools have welcomed students and families living in poverty to transition from wherever they are into high-performing schools. Course resources will guide you through activities to assess your school and create action plans.

One of the critical components of the course is building leadership capacity. Whether you are an administrator or teacher, you will feel empowered to take advantage of opportunities to improve outcomes for students in your school, especially if you have a high percentage of students living in poverty.
This course is based on William Parrett and Kathleen Budge's Framework for Action, which uses gear wheels to represent:
*Spheres of Influence
*Actions
*School Culture As you work through the course, you will see how improvements in any one of the three areas can influence the other two.
Material Needed:Text Resource: William Parrett and Kathleen Budge's Framework for Action

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Material Needed:Text Resource: William Parrett and Kathleen Budge's Framework for Action

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

88. Intro to Buncee!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/12/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Buncee is a creation and communication tool for students, educators and administrators to create interactive content, allowing those of all ages to visualize concepts and communicate creatively. Join us to learn all about this amazing tool, and learn how to get started creating content for and with your students in the new school year! **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run this training** *Meeting link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

89. ***Virtual PD**Building Historical Thinking Skills in Elementary Classes

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary Teachers

Dates: 8/12/2020

Location: ONLINE

Juggling the academic rigor of an elementary classroom can be daunting. For various reasons Social Studies instruction often gets cut out of the day. During this 2 hour virtual workshop we will discuss the important historical thinking skills students will need to develop to be successful in the future. We will also highlight some of the ways these skills can be embedded into the lessons you may already be teaching.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

90. ***Virtual workshop*** Rich math tasks for Grades 3-5-***Start time***9 AM

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Grades 3-5 math teachers, math specialists, math supervisors

Dates: 8/13/2020

Location: ONLINE

This workshop will show you rich math tasks you can include as part of your grades 3-5 curriculum.

A rich math task offers students opportunities to engage in meaningful, rigorous mathematics because the task takes time to solve and lends itself to collaboration and multiple perspectives. A rich math task includes a balance between conceptual understanding, problem-solving, and procedural fluency. Robust use of these tasks creates the context in which students build multiple representations, communicate their reasoning and engage in the 8 mathematical practices. Experience working through these rich tasks first-hand with your colleagues.

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

91. Create a Virtual Classroom using Google Slides and Bitmoji

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/13/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Virtual classrooms have become a way to share information with your students, build a community, and show the teachers personality. In this course we will walk you through how to create your own virtual classroom that can be used in the upcoming school year. **Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

92. **Virtual PD**Dear America" Teaching History through Literature**Start 9 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers Grades 4-8

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/19/2020

Location: ONLINE

During these two virtual workshops, we will analyze two novels from the "Dear America" series as a way to teach students the history of the Civil War.

In this workshop teachers will be given a "crash course" on the history surrounding the time period in the books as well as discuss different methods for effective instruction using these books.

"Dear America: The Diary of Amelia Martin" follows the story of a 15 yr old girl living in the border state of Delaware at the on set of the Civil War. She describes the dramatic effects the outbreak of the war has on her family, friends and community.

"Dear America: The Diary of Emma Simpson" follows the story of a 15 yr old girl living in the war torn state of Virginia during the final year of the Civil War. Her story reflects the Confederate view and the devastation that the war brings to her life.

Material needs:Dear America: The Diary of Amelia Martin Dear America: The Diary of Emma Simpson

By studying the stories in these two books, your students will learn the historical lessons of this time period, and develop important historical thinking skills such as bias and point of view

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

93. ***Virtual PD**Planning for Re-Entry Leadership During the Time of CoVid ***Start Time*** 9 AM**

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: K-12 teachers and leaders

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 8/26/2020

Location: ONLINE

Join us for a 3-part series that will address strategies and techniques for supporting students, educators, and administrators, including yourself, as we look ahead towards re-entry in September. Each session will focus on strategies for maximizing success in a perpetually changing landscape. We will explore strategies for empathy while exhibiting leadership, self care and productivity at all levels. The three sessions are: Re-Entry Leadership Techniques to help Students Re-Entry Leadership Techniques to help Staff Re-Entry Leadership Techniques to help Administrators (Including Yourself

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

94. ***Virtual workshop*** Rich math tasks for Grades 6-8***Start Time 9 AM***

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Grades 6-8 math teachers, math specialists, math supervisors

Dates: 8/18/2020

Location: ONLINE

This workshop will show you rich math tasks you can include as part of your grades 6-8 curriculum.

A rich math task offers students opportunities to engage in meaningful, rigorous mathematics because the task takes time to solve and lends itself to collaboration and multiple perspectives. A rich math task includes a balance between conceptual understanding, problem-solving, and procedural fluency. Robust use of these tasks creates the context in which students build multiple representations, communicate their reasoning and engage in the 8 mathematical practices. Experience working through these rich tasks first-hand with your colleagues.

NYS Next Generation Math Standards implementation for grades PreK-8th begins Fall of 2021. Include these tasks as part of your existing math curriculum to elevate students' levels of conceptual understanding and problem-solving proficiency

PLEASE NOTE- The district MUST approve your registration on MyLearningPlan no later than 48 hours prior to the workshop. YOU MUST HAVE DISTRICT APPROVAL. Any person who does not have proper district approval will NOT be sent the Zoom invitation and will be dropped from the registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Registration will be closed 48 hours prior to the event. Registrants with approval will receive a ZOOM log on invitation, they must click the link in the invitation and register for that session on ZOOM. When registering in ZOOM, the name and email MUST be the same as the MyLearningPlan account information.

95. VIRTUAL PD WORKSHOP - THE PROCESS: DEVELOPING AND CULTIVATING AN EARLY CHILDHOOD GROWTH MINDSET CULTURE

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Pre-K Initiative

Dates: 8/18/2020

Location: Nassau BOCES, VIRTUAL Pre-K Initiative

Our mindsets are formed by our environments and the feedback and messages that we receive. Studies show that as students progress through formal education, their natural tendency towards having a growth mindset tends to shift as they find themselves and their progress being compared to others. How do we combat this shift? How do we teach them that struggle is not only valuable, but necessary, and that effort is the true path to success? With intentional shifts in language and culture, we as leaders will set the foundation for our earliest learners to develop self-efficacy, agency and resilience. This presentation will guide participants through the deliberate implementation process of creating a growth mindset culture in the classroom, building and/or district level. Presenters: Dr. Michael Nagler is Superintendent of the Mineola Public Schools and is 2020 New York State Superintendent of the Year. Jennifer Maichin is a learning specialist for the Mineola Public Schools. After 23 years in the classroom, she has now taken on a new role as District Coordinator of Mineola's Growth Mindset Initiative

96. **VIRTUAL** School Violence Prevention and Intervention Certification

Program: Curriculum & Instruction:School Violence

Dates: 8/18/2020

Location: Virtual via zoom

New York State's SAVE Legislation requires that anyone seeking NYS certification (teachers, teaching assistants, pupil personnel professional and administrators) must complete a two-hour violence prevention course.
• Please have microphone and video access for the entire presentation.
• Please enter the virtual room with your first and last name.
• If you need accessibility accommodations, please email Susan Pogor, spogor@nasboces.org, at least two weeks in advance.

97. Pear Deck

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/18/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

Pear Deck is an amazing tool that allows you take your Google Slides to the next level! Turn your static presentations into ones that your students can interact with. You will learn how to get the add on, how to utilize built in templates and activities, how to share presentations with students as a student pace assignment, as well as how to use it during live teaching (remotely and in person). ** Must have a minimum of 8 enrollees to run the training** *Google Meet link will be shared 1 day before the class starts, by email.*

98. Science Education Teacher Academy

Program: Outdoor & Environmental Education

Audience: Science Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/19/2020 to 8/21/2020

What is the best kind of professional development for science teachers? Professional development with active participation and the opportunity to work with colleagues to discover new forms of science education. This three-day Summer Academy aims to help educators of all grade levels teach the demands of today's science curriculum. Topics to be covered: Glacial Geology and Seashore Exploration Forest Succession and Salt Marsh Study Canoe in Lloyd Harbor and Pond Study A zoom link will be sent to participants the day before the workshop.

99. Buncee Lunch and Learn

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Model Schools

Audience: All Staff

Dates: 8/19/2020

Location: Virtual Meeting

New
The Buncee lunch learn will provide administrators with a comprehensive review of the Buncee application, including the uses, applications, and benefits of using Buncee in the classroom and beyond. The Buncee application review will review creating with Buncee, Sharing and Publishing with Buncee, Building and Engaging Audiences with Buncee Boards, Earning and Sharing Buncee Badges, Navigating the Classroom Dashboard, and how Buncee can help in your Remote Learning Environment.

100. ***Virtual***Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented byThomas Troisi, Ed.D.

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020

Location: Online

Closed
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

101. VIRTUAL PD WORKSHOP: GROWTH MINDSET: BUILDING THE FOUNDATION IN OUR EARLIEST LEARNERS

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Pre-K Initiative

Dates: 8/20/2020

Location: Nassau BOCES, VIRTUAL Pre-K Initiative

Closed
Constructing a growth mindset culture in early childhood classrooms can be powerful. The presenters are teachers who will share professional and personal experiences, which reveal why structuring their classrooms with a growth mindset framework has transformed their pedagogy and elevated learner experiences. They'll provide a "how to" for developing growth mindset procedures that target and build three key values in learners: self-efficacy, agency and resilience. And they'll offer specific language, strategies, routines and materials-all of which they have executed successfully. Presenters: Christina Skidmore is a Pre-K teacher at Meadow Drive School in Mineola. She has experience with ages ranging from birth through grade 1, and has been teaching early elementary in Mineola for 7 years. Nikole Hazel became an early childhood educator six years ago, following a 10-year career in business and entertainment. She's also a Pre-K teacher at Meadow Drive School. Jennifer Maichin has 24 years' experience in the classroom and is currently District Coordinator of Mineola's Growth Mindset Initiative.