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1. Summer Institute 2024: Demystifying the Science of Reading: Practical Knowledge and Strategies for Educators

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2, CR 123

Audience: Classroom teachers, administrators

Dates: 7/9/2024 to 7/11/2024

Location: LS 2, CR 123

This three day summer institute designed for K-8 educators interested in the latest research on how we learn to read will leave participants feeling empowered with the knowledge and tools to support all students on their reading journey. Over the course of the three days we will study the five pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics (including alphabetic principle and orthography), fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Within each "pillar” we will give recommendations and practical models for assessments, small group instruction, and progress monitoring.

Regardless of your current curriculum, this institute can serve as either a starting point or a place to refine your practice with a research-aligned approach to how children learn to read.
DAY 1:
  • SOR Overview
  • The five pillars of reading
  • Scarborough's Reading Rope
  • The Simple and Active Views of reading
  • Phonemic awareness
    DAY 2:
  • Phonics
  • Fluency
    DAY 3:
  • Vocabulary
  • Tiers of instruction
  • Morphology
  • Comprehension
  • Connection to executive functioning
  • Importance of background knowledge and knowledge building

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 2. Aligning Curriculum to the NGMLS - Geometry

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: high/middle school gen and spec ed math teachers, administrators

    Dates: 7/16/2024

    Location: LS 2

    In this workshop, you will explore the changes to the NYS Common Core Geometry Standards with the new NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards in Geometry. We will identify the different changes that have occurred and identify areas within your current curriculum that may need to be modified and adjusted to align with the new standards. You will have the opportunity to work with other teachers and collaborate on these changes and how they affect your instruction in the classroom.

    Be sure to bring your current curriculum/unit plans to use when addressing the changes.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    3. Aligning Curriculum to the NGMLS - Algebra ll

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: high/middle school gen and spec ed math teachers, administrators

    Dates: 7/17/2024

    Location: LS 2

    In this workshop, you will explore the changes to the NYS Common Core Algebra ll Standards with the new NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards in Algebra ll. We will identify the different changes that have occurred and identify areas within your current curriculum that may need to be modified and adjusted to align with the new standards. You will have the opportunity to work with other teachers and collaborate on these changes and how they affect your instruction in the classroom.

    Be sure to bring your current curriculum/unit plans to use when addressing the changes.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    4. *Virtual* NYS NGMLS: Exploring The Changes in Geometry and Algebra II

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: High school math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

    Dates: 7/18/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards are coming! This workshop provides an in depth comparison of the Common Core (2011) and Next Generation (2017) Learning Standards. You will learn what has and has not changed to the Geometry and Algebra II learning standards. Be prepared for the changes ahead and sign up for this workshop!

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    5. Interact to Impact: Mastering Questioning and Discussion in Teaching

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 7/24/2024

    Location: LS 2

    This workshop will dive into the world of dynamic teaching, helping educators transform their classrooms into hubs of interactive learning where every interaction becomes a stepping stone to meaningful educational impact.

    Participants will discover innovative techniques that empower them to craft compelling questions, stimulate vibrant discussions, and foster critical thinking. Additionally, we will explore strategies to guide students towards deeper understanding and engagement.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    6. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    Closed
    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    7. The Art of Co-Teaching (Level 1)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

    Dates: 7/25/2024

    Location: LS 2

    This interactive, hands-on workshop is perfect for first-time co-teaching partners. Participants will leave with a full understanding of the six models of co-teaching.

    We will provide an overview of best practices in co-teaching, including pros and cons for each model, model implementation guidelines and lesson examples. This workshop also explores easy to implement strategies for team communication and collaboration in co-taught classrooms.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    8. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 7/30/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    9. Special Education 101

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    Location: CR 123

    Navigating the world of special education can be overwhelming due to the abundance of information needed to effectively educate and support students with disabilities in the classroom.

    This interactive workshop will explore the history of special education and the laws educators need to understand. Participants will gain knowledge about a variety of disabilities and come away with practical strategies for supporting students with IEPs.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    10. Plastic Pollution and You - Curriculum Training

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Audience: Social Studies, Civics, Earth Science, Marine Science, Oceanography

    Dates: 7/31/2024

    New
    Please Join NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Staff for a new professional development opportunity.

    Participants will learn how to use the recently released "Plastic Pollution and You" curriculum to bolster existing lessons or incorporate a new unit into their classroom.
  • Educators should be ready to walk on uneven sandy terrain
  • This course is ideal for Social Studies, Civics, Earth Science, Marine Sciences, and Oceanography teachers who teach 7th-12th grades

    This workshop is:
  • Is designed to follow NGSS guidelines and can be utilized to achieve the seal of civil readiness
  • Inspire critical thinking when it comes to solving the plastic pollution crisis
  • Dive into select lessons of this curriculum including a beach clean-up field component
  • Provide educators with the resources necessary to implement lessons in their classroom

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 11. Coastal Acidification in the Classroom

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Audience: Science Teachers

    Dates: 8/1/2024

    New
    Please Join NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Staff for a new professional development opportunity. Created by the Mid-Atlantic National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) and the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN), the Coastal Acidification in the Classroom Module. This course is ideal for earth science, marine sciences, biology, and oceanography teachers who teach 9th-12th grades.

    The goals of this workshops:
  • to provide fun hand-on experiences that integrate the NGSS into its lessons.
  • acquire background knowledge on coastal acidification and some key lessons from the module.
  • be provided resources and equipment to easily integrate these lessons into your classroom.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 12. Making Peace with Goal Writing, Data Collection and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

    Dates: 8/1/2024

    Location: CR 123

    Goal writing, data collection and progress monitoring are vital to meeting the needs of students with disabilities. However, all of these can be challenging for even the most seasoned educator.

    This workshop will provide guidance, examples, useful tools and strategies for creating goals, taking data and monitoring student progress.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    13. Classroom Strategies for Supporting Students with Executive Functioning Challenges

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

    Dates: 8/7/2024

    Location: CR 123

    This lively, informative, and strategy-based workshop will provide an understanding of the eight domains of executive functioning. Strategies that can readily be implemented in the classroom will be provided for each domain.

    Participants will learn how to address challenges such as working memory, initiation, organization, and emotional regulation. This workshop includes activities that will raise awareness of the difficulties students with executive functioning challenges face.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    14. DASA Coordinator Training: Comprehensive Full Day

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: New DASA Coordinators and School Professionals seeking an In-Depth Overview

    Dates: 8/8/2024

    Location: CR 123

    Join us for a comprehensive full-day workshop designed for new Dignity for ALL Students Act (DASA) Coordinators or any school professionals seeking an in-depth understanding and overview of both the technical know-how and the adaptive skills crucial for handling incident reports effectively.

    Together, we will delve into the intricacies of Dignity Act implementation, providing clarity on the requirements and offering practical strategies for creating a nurturing school atmosphere. We'll tackle common misconceptions surrounding School Safety and the Educational Climate reporting, ensuring that attendees are well-prepared to address any questions or concerns related to reporting procedures.

    Participants will walk away with a wealth of resources tailored specifically for building-level Dignity Act Coordinators, empowering them to make a tangible difference in their schools and uphold the dignity and rights of every student.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    15. The NYS Algebra I Regents Exam: Norming The Scoring Process

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: High school general and special ed math teachers, administrators

    Dates: 8/13/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop, you will learn how to apply the official scoring rubric, identify common errors and misconceptions, and recognize when to give partial credit with the NYS Algebra I Regents Exam. You will also have the opportunity to practice grading sample exams and collaborate with other teachers to share best practices and strategies. Our program is designed specifically for teachers like you who want to improve their grading practices and ensure that their students are getting the fair and accurate scores they deserve. You will be guided through the grading process, provided with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve consistent and objective results. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and help your students succeed. Register now and join a community of educators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.



    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    16. Wilson Reading System - An Introduction

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: Classroom Teachers using the Wilson Reading System

    Dates: 8/13/2024

    Location: CR 123

    This one-day (6-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and how to best manage supplies and resources for successful implementation. This course examines reading research and how to embed the five areas of reading into literacy instruction in grades two and above.

    Participants learn about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a productive learning environment. Principles of language structure and teaching language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard parts of lesson planning for multisensory structured learning. Participating in authentic, practical professional learning ensures that participants receive high-quality instruction that supports program fidelity.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics
  • Explain the process of identifying and placing students in the appropriate reading support
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction
  • Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study)
  • Manage supplies and materials in a simple and stress-free avenue

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 17. Day Retreat for Educators at Cedarmere

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Audience: School Administrators, Social Studies and Science Coordinators, STEAM Teachers, and Librarians

    Dates: 8/14/2024

    A Restorative Professional Development Journey through the History, Culture, Scientific and Literary Heritage.

    The goals of the retreat:
  • To provide an immersive retreat experience at Cedarmere, the home of Poet William Cullen Bryant, that delivers a restorative and insightful educational experience for school administrators, coordinators, and lead teachers on Long Island
  • To integrate and model pathways to rounded experiences for teachers and students that blend together Social Studies, the Natural Sciences, and English Language Arts
  • To develop and bring awareness to a local treasure, Cedarmere, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and the New York State Underground Heritage Trail
  • To experience Bryant's interest in horticulture and science
  • To collaborate with colleagues on curriculum
  • To relax in a beautiful location with rich literary, cultural and mindfulness experiences in nature

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 18. The NYS Algebra II Regents Exam: Norming The Scoring Process

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Math Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/14/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop, you will learn how to apply the official scoring rubric, identify common errors and misconceptions, and recognize when to give partial credit with the NYS Algebra II Regents Exam. You will also have the opportunity to practice grading sample exams and collaborate with other teachers to share best practices and strategies. Our program is designed specifically for teachers like you who want to improve their grading practices and ensure that their students are getting the fair and accurate scores they deserve. You will be guided through the grading process, provided with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve consistent and objective results. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and help your students succeed. Register now and join a community of educators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    19. Wilson Reading System - The Complete Implementation

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: Classroom Teachers using the Wilson Reading System

    Dates: 8/14/2024 to 8/15/2024

    Location: CR 123

    This two-day (12-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and how to best manage supplies and resources for successful implementation. This course examines reading research and how to embed the five areas of reading into literacy instruction in grades two and above. In addition, this workshop will include best practices in grouping and managing students throughout their literacy development.

    Participants learn about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, appropriate student identification and placement in literacy support systems, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a productive learning environment. Principles of language structure and teaching language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop.

    Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics.
  • Explain the process of identifying and placing students in the appropriate reading support.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of WRS instruction: explicit, sequential, cumulative, and diagnostic multisensory instruction.
  • Identify the lesson components for Block 1 (Decoding/Word Study), Block 2 (Encoding/Spelling), and Block 3 (Listening & Reading Comprehension) of the WRS Lesson Plan.
  • Prepare a 10-part WRS Lesson plan.
  • Manage supplies and materials in a simple and stress-free avenue.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 20. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 8/15/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    21. The NYS Geometry Regents Exam: Norming The Scoring Process

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: High school math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

    Dates: 8/15/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop, you will learn how to apply the official scoring rubric, identify common errors and misconceptions, and recognize when to give partial credit with the NYS Geometry Regents Exam. You will also have the opportunity to practice grading sample exams and collaborate with other teachers to share best practices and strategies. Our program is designed specifically for teachers like you who want to improve their grading practices and ensure that their students are getting the fair and accurate scores they deserve. You will be guided through the grading process, provided with the tools and techniques necessary to achieve consistent and objective results. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and help your students succeed. Register now and join a community of educators committed to excellence in teaching and learning.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    22. New Administrator Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Audience: New Building Administrators, Chairs

    Dates: 8/16/2024 to 3/4/2025

    Location: Aug 16- LS 2

    "I believe the best leaders are able to influence us in positive ways regardless of how long we have been in education.” Jimmy Casas

    Our New Administrative Collegial Circle is a perfect place for you to connect with other educational leaders in order to share experiences, refine your skills and work collaboratively with other instructional leaders.

  • Engage in reflective discussions and problem-solving sessions with experienced administrators
  • Dive deep into research-based leadership strategies and explore innovative approaches
  • Collaborate with a supportive community of practice to enhance your leadership roles
  • Share resources, experiences and success stories to inspire and empower fellow instructional leaders
  • 23. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 8/21/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    24. Differentiation Strategies for General Education Teachers of English Language Learners

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/21/2024

    Location: LS 3

    This lively, informative, and strategy-based workshop provides participants with differentiation strategies and instructional ideas tailored to meeting the needs of English language learners. The increase of English language learners (ELLs) in our schools has required all educators to assess their current teaching practices through a different lens.

    While general education teachers faced the challenge of effectively teaching ELL students in their classrooms, it has also provided an opportunity for educators to grow and learn. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the needs of ELLs while filling their teaching toolbox with strategies they can implement right away!

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    25. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 8/22/2024

    Location: LS 2

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    26. The Art of Co-Teaching (Level 2)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Co-Teaching Teams

    Dates: 8/22/2024

    Location: LS 3

    This lively workshop is designed for teams who have been co-teaching together for two(+) years. We will provide an opportunity for participants to build on their prior knowledge from Level 1 and take a deeper dive into the six co-teaching models, with variations for each.

    Co-teaching partners will create a collaborative plan while discussing four critical areas: communication, accountability, management, ad preferences. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to use their own content materials for facilitated lesson planning.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    27. **VIRTUAL** Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum "Walk Through"

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: NB RSSC Subscribing Districts -Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 8/27/2024

    Join us for an overview of the Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum for grades 3-5. Subscribing districts are welcome to attend for an introduction to the Scope and Sequence and instructions about how to access everything you will need to implement the units in your classroom.

    28. Aligning Curriculum to the NGMLS - Geometry

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: high/middle school gen and spec ed math teachers, administrators

    Dates: 8/27/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop, you will explore the changes to the NYS Common Core Geometry Standards with the new NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards in Geometry. We will identify the different changes that have occurred and identify areas within your current curriculum that may need to be modified and adjusted to align with the new standards. You will have the opportunity to work with other teachers and collaborate on these changes and how they affect your instruction in the classroom.

    Be sure to bring your current curriculum/unit plans to use when addressing the changes.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    29. **VIRTUAL** Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum "Walk Through"

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: NB RSSC Subscribing Districts -Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 8/28/2024

    Join us for an overview of the Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum for grades 3-5. Subscribing districts are welcome to attend for an introduction to the Scope and Sequence and instructions about how to access everything you will need to implement the units in your classroom.

    30. Aligning Curriculum to the NGMLS - Algebra ll

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: high/middle school gen and spec ed math teachers, administrators

    Dates: 8/28/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop, you will explore the changes to the NYS Common Core Algebra ll Standards with the new NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards in Algebra ll. We will identify the different changes that have occurred and identify areas within your current curriculum that may need to be modified and adjusted to align with the new standards. You will have the opportunity to work with other teachers and collaborate on these changes and how they affect your instruction in the classroom.

    Be sure to bring your current curriculum/unit plans to use when addressing the changes.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    31. **VIRTUAL** Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum "Walk Through"

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: NB RSSC Subscribing Districts -Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 8/29/2024

    Join us for an overview of the Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum for grades 3-5. Subscribing districts are welcome to attend for an introduction to the Scope and Sequence and instructions about how to access everything you will need to implement the units in your classroom.

    32. *Virtual* NYS NGMLS: Exploring The Changes in Geometry and Algebra II

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: High school math teachers, administrators, instructional coaches

    Dates: 8/29/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards are coming! This workshop provides an in depth comparison of the Common Core (2011) and Next Generation (2017) Learning Standards. You will learn what has and has not changed to the Geometry and Algebra II learning standards. Be prepared for the changes ahead and sign up for this workshop!

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    33. *Virtual* Math Supervisor Collegial Circle - 6 Session Series

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual

    Audience: Mathematics administrators

    Dates: 9/6/2024 to 6/13/2025

    Location: Virtual

    Collaborate with math chairs, coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders from around Long Island to share best practices in mathematics instruction. Discuss current issues in Grade K through high school mathematics.

    Each meeting's agenda is created organically by the needs and conversation of our members.

    Register once and you will be registered to attend all 6 sessions.

    34. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 9/10/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    35. Overview of Fundations Pre-K - K

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: Teachers and Teacher Assistants

    Dates: 9/10/2024

    Location: CR 123

    In this workshop we will explore all the parts of the Fundations curriculum and the different options that can be used to teach the curriculum to all students.

  • Strategies and tips for organizing the flow of a lesson over a week and the materials needed for each part of the lesson.
  • Discussion on assessment data and suggestions on how to organize and differentiate target groups to ensure success for all students.

    Please bring your teacher's manual to class because time will be provided to design lesson plans for a week.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 36. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 9/12/2024

    Location: LS 2

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    37. Making Groupwork the Norm in Mathematics Classrooms

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Middle/High School Math teachers

    Dates: 9/13/2024

    Location: LS 3

    Overturn the status quo and create a learning environment where group work is the norm! In this workshop, participants will explore routines, structures, and strategies for using group work to differentiate instruction, set learning goals, increase student independence, promote student accountability and encourage cooperation and communication.

    Learn about the pros and cons of such an approach and how it effects the culture of your class. We will also talk about common misconceptions regarding groupwork, student accountability, and various models for group assessment.

    Open to all MS and HS Mathematics Educators.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    38. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 9/17/2024

    Location: LS 2

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    39. The Art of Co-Teaching (Level 1)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

    Dates: 9/17/2024

    Location: LS 3

    This interactive, hands-on workshop is perfect for first-time co-teaching partners. Participants will leave with a full understanding of the six models of co-teaching.

    We will provide an overview of best practices in co-teaching, including pros and cons for each model, model implementation guidelines and lesson examples. This workshop also explores easy to implement strategies for team communication and collaboration in co-taught classrooms.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    40. New Teacher Success Academy

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: First and Second Year Teachers

    Dates: 9/18/2024 to 5/1/2025

    Location: LS 2

    Nassau BOCES would like to introduce a full year program that will support districts looking to encourage the development of essential skills needed to be a highly effective teacher. We know that each year districts invest in new teachers with the goal they will become valuable members of the school community.

    Participants will build a collegial community that evolves throughout the year and strengthens their skills to become successful professionals. Workshops are designed to meet the needs of first- and second-year teachers.

    September:
    *Time Management: Planning and Professionalism
    *Classroom Management:Creating the Most Effective Learning Environment
    *Student Engagement: Answer the Questions about Questioning

    November:
    *Observations:What Do They Want to See in My First Year?
    *Family Communication: Meet the Parents
    *Teaching to All Learners: "Equal" Does Not Always Mean "The Same"

    February:
    *Projects and Assessments: Strategies for Effective Group Work
    *Culturally Responsive Teaching: Creating a Culturally Responsive Classroom
    *Supporting ENL Students: Strategies for Supporting ENL Students in Your Classroom

    May:
    *Social Emotional Learning: Understanding SEL and Character Education
    *Teaching with Technology: Instructional Technology Toolkit
    *Collaboration: Strategies for Building Successful Working Partnerships




    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    41. **Virtual** Social Studies Collegial Circle (for Nassau Districts)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: Chairperson, Director, Coordinator

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 6/12/2025

    Nassau BOCES is joining, once again, with Western Suffolk to offer monthly Social Studies Collegial Circles for administrators and coordinators to connect, share resources and discuss important issues. The group has proven to be an incredible support system for those who have participated.

    All meetings will be held virtually from 9am-10am.
    **please note the January and March meetings are held on Friday**

    42. Creating A Balanced Reading Diet: Using Decodable, Leveled and Trade Books in Primary Classrooms

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Reading teachers, ENL, Literacy Coaches and Administrators

    Dates: 9/19/2024

    Location: LS 3

    Many of us are looking at our classroom libraries and small group reading materials and have some questions.

    On this day, we will explore a variety of reading materials for beginning readers to make plans for organizing our classroom libraries, selecting texts for both small group and whole class instruction. After studying the science of reading research, we understand the benefits of how decodable texts support the transference of phonics skills into context.

    We will explore planning small group lessons using decodable texts and compare it to a familiar guided reading routine. You will leave this day with many practical tips!

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    43. **Virtual** ELA Collegial Circle (for Nassau Districts)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: Chairperson, Director, Coordinator

    Dates: 9/19/2024 to 6/12/2025

    Nassau BOCES is joining, once again, with Western Suffolk to offer monthly ELA Collegial Circles for administrators and coordinators to connect, share resources and discuss important issues. The group has proven to be an incredible support system for those who have participated.

    All meetings will be held virtually from 10am-11am.
    **please note the January and March meetings are held on Friday**

    44. *Virtual* Math Specialist Collegial Circle - 10 Session Series

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: Grades K-8 AIS math teachers, math coaches, and math instructional support teachers

    Dates: 9/20/2024 to 6/20/2025

    Collaborate with math specialists, coaches, teacher leaders from around Long Island to share best practices in mathematics instruction. Discuss current issues in Grade K through 8 mathematics.

    Each meeting's agenda is created organically by the needs and conversation of our members.

    Register once and you will be registered to attend all 10 sessions.

    45. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 9/23/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    46. Chat GPT and Your Classroom

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: Classroom Teachers

    Dates: 9/23/2024

    Location: CR 123

    We invite you to come and learn how to use Chat GPT for all kinds of professional and classroom learning enhancements right in your classroom. This exciting and essential technology can help you differentiate instruction by creating various levels of text, helping students generate ideas for writing, promoting experimentation with language, creating questions at various levels of complexity, facilitating project-based learning, and all kinds of other ways to help students learn. The workshop will include opportunities to learn, collaborate, and explore. By the end of the day, you'll feel like an expert.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    47. *Virtual PD* DASA Coordinator Refresher Training

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: Experienced DASA Coordinators and School Professionals

    Dates: 9/25/2024

    This half-day refresher session is designed for experienced Dignity for ALL Students Act (DASA) Coordinators and school professionals seeking to enhance their effectiveness in handling incident reports effectively.

    This session aims to provide a focused review and update on key aspects of Dignity Act implementation, ensuring that participants are equipped with the latest knowledge and strategies to fulfill responsibilities with confidence. Additionally, we'll delve into adaptive skills essential for receiving and responding to incident reports, offering insights and best practices to sharpen your approach.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    48. ADHD, Executive Function, and Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom, K-12

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: K-12 Teachers, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Building Leaders, Support

    Dates: 9/25/2024

    Location: LS 2

    New
    This workshop gives teachers, guidance counselors, and school psychologists an understanding of the social and emotional impact that ADHD and Executive Function challenges have on learning, motivation, behavior, and the family system.

    Upon completing this program, participants will:
  • Have a functional and actionable understanding of Executive Function skills and what performance can be expected at different learning levels.
  • Learn valuable methods to manage problems with attention, organization, stress, homework completion, and test performance based on the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices.
  • Discover subtle changes in teaching methods and classroom structure to improve time management, working memory, motivation, and emotional regulation that will benefit all children, not only those with ADHD.

    This workshop provides practical tips, tools, and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into everyday teaching and across the curriculum. Receive valuable handouts and resources for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, home/school communication, study skills, behavior, and more.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 49. Overview of Fundations, Grades 1-2

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Teachers and Teacher Assistants

    Dates: 9/26/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop we will explore all the parts of the Fundations curriculum and the different options that can be used to teach the curriculum to all students.

  • The participants will be able to review the necessary components of a week's lesson plan to ensure success for their students and to help support the teacher's planning.
  • Strategies and tips for organizing the flow of a lesson over a week and the materials needed for each part of the lesson.
  • Discussion on assessment data and suggestions on how to organize and differentiate target groups to ensure success for all students.

    Please bring your teacher's manual to class because time will be provided to design lesson plans for a week.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 50. Response to Intervention/Multi-Tiered System of Support Collegial Circle K-12

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - CR 1,2,3

    Audience: Classroom teachers, Specialists, Building Administrators

    Dates: 9/30/2024 to 3/12/2025

    Location: CR 1,2,3

    Anne Rullan, Ed.D, Professional Development Consultant, will facilitate professional learning to develop a better understanding of Response to Intervention, Multi-Tiered System of Support, data-driven decision making, and targeted interventions to improve student outcomes.

    Professional learning will focus on:
  • Ensuring district plans meet the requirements of RtI as outlined by NYSED
  • Understanding data and how it informs what type of intervention to use
  • Understanding the lagging skills and/or learning gaps to make appropriate recommendations
  • Identifying the strengths of students to help support overcoming weaknesses
  • Ensuring systematic data collection, data management, and data monitoring
  • Analyzing data to determine adequate progress
  • Tapping into the talents of specialists, colleagues, and parents
  • Differentiating instruction to provide necessary support for students to allow students to learn at their level and scaffold for students to construct their own knowledge and make educational gains
  • Including Social-Emotional Learning with areas of intervention, screening, and progress monitoring
  • Determining whether a student is struggling from a gap in their fund of knowledge, a curriculum gap, or a learning disability

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 51. Teaching Grammar: What Really Works- The Basics

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Teachers: ELA, ENL, Special Ed. Grades 3-12

    Dates: 9/30/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop, teachers will learn engaging ways that really work to teach grammar in the context of the language arts. Amy Benjamin will demonstrate ready-to-go classroom practices for teaching parts of speech and basic sentence structure and punctuation. Emphasis will be placed on applying grammatical concepts to improve reading and writing.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    52. Putting the Pieces Together: Differentiation-Accommodation-Modification

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

    Dates: 10/1/2024

    Location: LS 2

    In this engaging workshop, we will clarify the differences between differentiated instruction strategies, accommodations, and modifications, and offer ways to combine all three within a classroom to support a wide range of learners.

    Participants will gain a deeper understanding of differentiated instruction and specially designed instruction components. The workshop will explore the implementation of accommodations and teach a paradigm for understanding and creating modifications.

    In addition, attendees will spend time planning lessons that incorporate the information presented.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    53. Using Text Sets to Support Reading and Writing Activities to Build Knowledge, Vocabulary and Comprehension

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Reading Teachers, ENL teachers, and Administrators

    Dates: 10/1/2024

    Location: LS 3

    On this day, participants will study the role of background knowledge and its connection to comprehension. We will reference the NYS Literacy Briefs, the Science of Reading research base, and connect it to Scarborough's rope.

    Giving students the opportunity to read several texts across a topic is supportive for building knowledge. You will leave with practical tips to help students compare information across books and be critical readers taking into consideration the author's point of view. We will explore how to create and infuse text sets across your school day in a variety of subject areas.

    Writing to learn can also help us form a knowledge base. We will explore a variety of authentic student-centered ways to help students determine important information and collect useful notes. We will also explore strategies to write clear cohesive sentences using The Hochman Method from The Writing Revolution.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    54. Literacy Coach Collegial Circle

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - Lab 2

    Audience: Literacy Coaches

    Dates: 10/2/2024 to 5/12/2025

    Location: Lab 2

    Our Literacy Coach Collegial Circle is the perfect place for you to connect with other educators in your position, share best practices, and refine your coaching skills.

  • Engage in reflective discussions and problem-solving sessions with experienced literacy coaches.
  • Dive deep into research-based instructional strategies and explore innovative approaches.
  • Collaborate with a supportive community of practice to enhance your coaching practice.
  • Share lesson plans, resources, and success stories to inspire and empower fellow coaches.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 55. Overview of Fundations, Grades 2-3

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Teachers and Teacher Assistants

    Dates: 10/2/2024

    Location: LS 3

    In this workshop we will explore all the parts of the Fundations curriculum and the different options that can be used to teach the curriculum to all students.

  • The participants will be able to review the necessary components of a week's lesson plan to ensure success for their students and to help support the teacher's planning.
  • Strategies and tips for organizing the flow of a lesson over a week and the materials needed for each part of the lesson.
  • Discussion on assessment data and suggestions on how to organize and differentiate target groups to ensure success for all students.

    Please bring your teacher's manual to class because time will be provided to design lesson plans for a week.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 56. Teaching with the Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum (grade 3)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: 3rd Grade Classroom Teachers - NB RSSC subscribers

    Dates: 10/2/2024

    Location: LS 2

    Subscribing districts are invited to meet with grade level colleagues to discuss the implementation of the new Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    57. Advancements in Teaching Grammar: What Really Works

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: ELA, ENL, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 10/7/2024

    Location: CR 123

    In this workshop, teachers will learn how to teach grammar in detail to advance skills in sentence structure and punctuation. Topics will include: using mentor texts to achieve sophisticated and varied sentence structure; understanding and using parallel structure, editing for clarity and style.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    58. DASA Coordinator Training: Comprehensive Full Day

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: New DASA Coordinators and School Professionals seeking an In-Depth Overview

    Dates: 10/8/2024

    Location: LS 2

    Join us for a comprehensive full-day workshop designed for new Dignity for ALL Students Act (DASA) Coordinators or any school professionals seeking an in-depth understanding and overview of both the technical know-how and the adaptive skills crucial for handling incident reports effectively.

    Together, we will delve into the intricacies of Dignity Act implementation, providing clarity on the requirements and offering practical strategies for creating a nurturing school atmosphere. We'll tackle common misconceptions surrounding School Safety and the Educational Climate reporting, ensuring that attendees are well-prepared to address any questions or concerns related to reporting procedures.

    Participants will walk away with a wealth of resources tailored specifically for building-level Dignity Act Coordinators, empowering them to make a tangible difference in their schools and uphold the dignity and rights of every student.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    59. The Art of Co-Teaching (Level 2)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Co-Teaching Teams

    Dates: 10/9/2024

    Location: LS 3

    This lively workshop is designed for teams who have been co-teaching together for two(+) years. We will provide an opportunity for participants to build on their prior knowledge from Level 1 and take a deeper dive into the six co-teaching models, with variations for each.

    Co-teaching partners will create a collaborative plan while discussing four critical areas: communication, accountability, management, ad preferences. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to use their own content materials for facilitated lesson planning.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    60. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 10/10/2024

    Location: LS 2

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    61. Supporting ENL Students in Content Area Classrooms

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Teachers of all content areas and grade levels, APs, and Coordinators

    Dates: 10/10/2024

    Location: LS 3

    This workshop is designed to sensitize classroom teachers of all content areas and grade levels to the complex issues surrounding the teaching of ENL students and provide effective ways for them to better support them in their learning. It invites teachers to dialogue about successful, research-based strategies for ENL support as part of pre-reading, during-reading and/or post-reading and writing activities, all aimed at creating more inclusive and effective learning environments for ENL students.

    This professional development opportunity is designed to increase classroom content-area teachers' understandings of ENL students' unique cultural and political issues, and the teaching and learning strategies discussed can be used to help create more differentiated classrooms, curricular materials, instructional strategies, and community resources for ENL learners.

    In this interactive PD, role-plays involving teachers and ENL students will be explored, as will suggestions for how activities presented in the PD can move from initial conversations to real changes in practice that will positively impact Long Island schools and communities.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    62. Making Groupwork the Norm in Your Classroom

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 1,2

    Audience: Middle/High School teachers- all subjects

    Dates: 10/11/2024

    Location: CR 1,2

    Overturn the status quo and create a learning environment where group work is the norm! In this workshop, participants will explore routines, structures, and strategies for using group work to differentiate instruction, set learning goals, increase student independence, promote student accountability and encourage cooperation and communication. Learn about the pros and cons of such an approach and how it effects the culture of your class.

    We will also talk about common misconceptions regarding groupwork, student accountability, and various models for group assessment.

    Open to all content area MS and HS teachers.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    63. Paraprofessional Training for Supporting Students with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 3

    Audience: K-12 Classroom Paraprofessionals

    Dates: 10/11/2024

    Location: CR 3

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    Paraprofessionals play an integral role in facilitating student achievement and supporting the work of the classroom teacher. Children with ADHD and learning challenges, while often bright, enthusiastic, and creative, can create a tremendous challenge in the classroom due to their behaviors and unique needs for support.

    This workshop will address the specific challenges that paraprofessionals face as they work to support the needs of the individual student, the learning environment, and the classroom teacher.
  • Understand how ADHD and Executive Function Challenges impact learning, motivation, and behavior.
  • Develop strategies to encourage students to initiate and stay focused on the task.
  • Learn how to manage challenging behaviors using a collaborative approach.

    This workshop contains practical tips, tools, and strategies for helping paraprofessionals work more effectively with students daily.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 64. Teaching with the Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum (grade 4)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: 4th Grade Classroom Teachers - NB RSSC subscribers

    Dates: 10/15/2024

    Location: LS 2

    Subscribing districts are invited to meet with grade level colleagues to discuss the implementation of the new Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    65. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 10/16/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    66. Best Practices in Co-Teaching for ENL Partnerships

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, George Farber Admin. Center-71 Clinton Road, Garden City (Garden City, NY) - LLA LLB[map]

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 10/17/2024

    Location: LLA LLB

    This interactive, engaging workshop provides strategies for utilizing co-teaching models while employing Marilyn Friend's and Honigsfeld's & Dove's frameworks for collaborative instruction.

    We will explore strategies for providing a language-rich classroom environment that will lead to student success at all levels. Participants will learn how to create a positive, professional relationship by building a foundation for welcoming the strengths and contributions each teacher brings to the partnership and exploring ways to establish parity.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    67. Digging Deeper into Phonological Awareness, Beginning Reading and Writing Instruction

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Reading Teachers, ENL, Literacy Coaches and Administrators

    Dates: 10/17/2024

    Location: LS 3

    The science of reading emphasizes the importance of phonological awareness. We know that students who have lower levels of phonological awareness have an increased risk for reading difficulties.

    On this day, we will dive into the teaching of phonological awareness, phonics, beginning reading and writing instruction. We will explore the use of both sound walls and word walls. We will compare early leveled readers and decodable texts and discuss the rationale for both. We know that writing is a window to study the students phonological awareness and we will assess student writing samples to make plans for instruction. You will leave this day with practical tips and strategies to implement immediately in your classroom.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    68. Making Peace with Goal Writing, Data Collection and Progress Monitoring for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: K-12 Special Educators, General Educators, Paraprofessionals, Administrators

    Dates: 10/22/2024

    Location: LS 2

    Goal writing, data collection and progress monitoring are vital to meeting the needs of students with disabilities. However, all of these can be challenging for even the most seasoned educator.

    This workshop will provide guidance, examples, useful tools and strategies for creating goals, taking data and monitoring student progress.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    69. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 10/24/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    70. Educational Opportunities in Kenya with the Umoja Partnership

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Library & Media, Administrators

    Dates: 10/28/2024

    Location: LS 3

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    This workshop will introduce Umoja and its work to classroom teachers to gain a greater understanding of the obstacles to educational opportunity that exist in this area of the world. Resource materials will be included to turn-key and I will act as a liaison between the Long Island schools and the Umoja Partnership.

    Umoja Partnership has a US based team and a Kenyan based team. The US team works in partnership with community organizations to fundraise, advocate and raise awareness of needed educational opportunities in the Kisumu area of Kenya. The Kenyan based team implements, manages, and assesses the educational needs on the ground and oversees all student support at the primary, secondary and college/university level.

    They work in partnership with school administration, school guardian groups (like a Parent-Teacher Association) Church leadership and even some government leaders. This local partnership is fundamental to the social change process - building stronger families and communities for the future. Umoja provided educational support, uniforms, blankets, food assistance, self-esteem training and built the first Reason2Smile community library.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    71. DASA Coordinator Collegial Circle Series

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: DASA Coordinators and School Professionals

    Dates: 10/29/2024 to 4/8/2025

    Location: LS 2

    Embark on a journey of professional growth and collaboration with our three-part DASA Coordinator Collegial Circle series designed exclusively for Dignity for ALL Students Act (DASA) Coordinators. Through interactive discussions, actual scenarios, and peer sharing participants will gain insights and strategies to cultivate safer, more inclusive educational environments for all.

    We'll explore the nuances of handling challenges and navigating complexities as a DASA Coordinator. From addressing incident reports to managing misconceptions surrounding reporting procedures, we'll share tools and techniques to sharpen our skills, deepen our understanding of the DASA Coordinator role, and confidently navigate any obstacles that may arise.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    72. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 11/1/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    73. I Got 99 Problems: Teaching Problem Solving in Mathematics Classrooms

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Middle/High School Math teachers, administrators

    Dates: 11/1/2024

    Location: LS 3

    It is commonly agreed upon that learning to be a good problem solver is an essential aspect of being a good mathematician. To that end, teaching your students to be good problem solvers is at the heart of good mathematics teaching. Unfortunately, problem solving is often left aside in the mathematics classroom. This is frequently due to curricular pressures and a fear of the unstructured nature of problem solving.

    In this workshop you will explore intriguing problems from various mathematical disciplines as well as several strategies and ideas that will help you teach your students to be successful problem solvers. In addition to solving these problems, we will also explore the group dynamics, routines, and structures needed for facilitating problem solving in your own classroom.

    Open to all MS and HS Mathematics Educators.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    74. Teaching with the Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum (grade 5)

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: 5th Grade Classroom Teachers - NB RSSC subscribers

    Dates: 11/12/2024

    Location: LS 2

    Subscribing districts are invited to meet with grade level colleagues to discuss the implementation of the new Nassau BOCES Regional Social Studies Curriculum.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    75. *Virtual PD* Annual APPR Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY) - Virtual via Zoom

    Audience: School Administrators and Supervisors

    Dates: 11/13/2024

    Location: Virtual via Zoom

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations.

    Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.

    Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb's Depth of Knowledge as an example.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    76. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 11/14/2024

    Location: LS 2

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    77. Specially Designed Instruction: Putting the "Special" Back in Special Education

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, George Farber Admin. Center-71 Clinton Road, Garden City (Garden City, NY) - LL B[map]

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 11/14/2024

    Location: LL B

    This engaging workshop explores the meaning of specially designed instruction and teaches participants how to provide the unique types of instructional services needed by students with disabilities.

    We will share effective strategies for implementing accommodations and altering, modifying, and/or adapting instructional methods materials, techniques, and learning environments for supporting students with diverse learning abilities and needs.

    Participants will learn a three-tiered approach for making modifications that help students accomplish IEP goals and objectives while supporting the achievement of the general curriculum standards.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    78. Using Photographs and Survivor Stories to Teach the Holocaust

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 11/15/2024

    Location: LS 3

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    This two-part workshop will support teachers with Holocaust education through photography and survivor stories.

    Part I: Photographs are a powerful tool in studying the Holocaust. This session will demonstrate how to implement survivor testimony and in turn learn the lessons of the Holocaust by using survivor photographs and artifacts.
    All the survivors (from Long Island and Queens) went through a variety of experiences in order to survive the atrocities of the Holocaust. Some were in slave labor and concentration camps, some were hidden, one in the Kindertransport, one in the resistance and all on the run and displaced. We hope that by teaching students to look at individuals as relatable human beings they will be more tolerant and accepting of others.

    Part II: Participants will learn about Holocaust survivor Marion Blumenthal Lazan through the lens of her book Four Perfect Pebbles. Curriculum based on the book presented with historical context of the Holocaust allows participants insight into this difficult time in history while also conveying its importance in a classroom setting. This workshop will give educators the ability to incorporate as much of the curriculum or only key passages into their program. By bearing witness to survivor testimony, we become forces for change, a voice for the voiceless and a necessary instrument against Holocaust denial and antisemitism.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    79. Teaching Shakespeare in Bits and Pieces

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: ELA, ENL, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 11/18/2024

    Location: LS 2

    Teachers and students don't need to feel overwhelmed by studying entire plays. We can experience the joy and fun of Shakespearean stories and language by focusing on scenes and speeches that are accessible and meaningful for elementary students on up through AP.

    This workshop will show you how to transform your classroom into a performance space, a lively community of learners, and a language lab. So get ready to suit the action to the word, the word to the action, and give your students some Shakespeare to put into their mouths, their hands, their bodies, and their hearts.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    80. Using a Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach with Students to Improve their Self-Regulation, Performance and Advocacy Skills

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Support Staff, Administrators

    Dates: 11/18/2024

    Location: LS 3

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    Are managing challenging behaviors taking away too much valuable instruction time? You already know how to differentiate your instruction to help support diverse learning needs. This workshop provides strategies to handle disruptions and emotional dysregulation.

    Using a Collaborative Problem-Solving model, participants will apply a behavioral intervention process:
  • Learn techniques to strengthen emotional/ self-regulation skills to help students improve problem-solving and advocacy skills.
  • Learn how to identify the thinking skill deficits that impact student behavior and apply a behavior intervention process to build skills, relationships, and internal drive.
  • Develop actionable strategies for partnering with students to set, plan, and achieve goals that will lead to successful classroom experiences.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.
  • 81. *Virtual PD* DASA Coordinator Refresher Training

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES - Virtual Professional Development (Westbury, NY)

    Audience: Experienced DASA Coordinators and School Professionals

    Dates: 11/19/2024

    This half-day refresher session is designed for experienced Dignity for ALL Students Act (DASA) Coordinators and school professionals seeking to enhance their effectiveness in handling incident reports effectively.

    This session aims to provide a focused review and update on key aspects of Dignity Act implementation, ensuring that participants are equipped with the latest knowledge and strategies to fulfill responsibilities with confidence. Additionally, we'll delve into adaptive skills essential for receiving and responding to incident reports, offering insights and best practices to sharpen your approach.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    82. Differentiation Strategies for General Education Teachers of English Language Learners

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 11/20/2024

    Location: LS 2

    This lively, informative, and strategy-based workshop provides participants with differentiation strategies and instructional ideas tailored to meeting the needs of English language learners. The increase of English language learners (ELLs) in our schools has required all educators to assess their current teaching practices through a different lens.

    While general education teachers faced the challenge of effectively teaching ELL students in their classrooms, it has also provided an opportunity for educators to grow and learn. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of the needs of ELLs while filling their teaching toolbox with strategies they can implement right away!

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    83. Infusing Child-Centered Vocabulary Instruction Across Your School Day

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Literacy Coaches, Reading Teachers, ENL Teachers and Administrators

    Dates: 11/21/2024

    Location: LS 3

    Building background knowledge around a variety of topics and building vocabulary is an essential component to developing skilled readers. On this day, we will revisit the tenets of the science of reading and focus on ways to deepen comprehension. You will leave this day with practical tips to make the teaching of vocabulary more engaging and student driven.

    The work of Dr. Freddy Hiebert, Dr. Tim Razinski and Dr. Isabel Beck will drive the conversation. We will also explore upper grade word study to explore morphology and you will leave with ways to incorporate this into daily instruction.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    84. Vocabulary Instruction for Durable Learning

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - CR 123

    Audience: Classroom Teachers

    Dates: 11/22/2024

    Location: CR 123

    A rich and varied knowledge of words is the key to academic success in all subject areas. Yet, many teachers do not address vocabulary instruction effectively or with sufficient emphasis. In this workshop, teachers will learn engaging ways to teach generic academic vocabulary, subject-specific words, and words encountered when reading well-crafted literature. Amy draws upon principles of natural language acquisition to focus on student-friendly and teacher friendly practices that lead to durable vocabulary growth.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    85. Interact to Impact: Mastering Questioning and Discussion in Teaching

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 12/4/2024

    Location: LS 2

    This workshop will dive into the world of dynamic teaching, helping educators transform their classrooms into hubs of interactive learning where every interaction becomes a stepping stone to meaningful educational impact.

    Participants will discover innovative techniques that empower them to craft compelling questions, stimulate vibrant discussions, and foster critical thinking. Additionally, we will explore strategies to guide students towards deeper understanding and engagement.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    86. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 2

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 1/8/2025

    Location: LS 2

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    87. How Does the Science of Reading Impact our Literacy Instruction?

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Classroom Teachers, Reading teachers, Literacy Coaches and Administrators

    Dates: 1/16/2025

    Location: LS 3

    We know, the science of reading is a large body of research that encompasses many aspects of reading. It is not a program, curriculum, nor something you can purchase. It's a collection of scientific research from a variety of fields-including cognitive psychology, education, and neuroscience.

    On this day, Lauren Kolbeck will discuss the tenets of the science of reading. We will explore ways to build strategic fluent readers with an emphasis on word recognition and language comprehension. We will explore phonemic awareness, systematic phonics instruction, vocabulary, building background knowledge and fluency. You will leave this day with practical tips and strategies to infuse into your instruction immediately.

    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.

    88. Initial APPR Certification Training for Administrators

    Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD - CoSer 507.530

    Location: Nassau BOCES, Robert E. Lupinskie Center - One Merrick Avenue,Westbury, NY (Westbury, NY) - LS 3

    Audience: Administrators, Teacher Evaluators

    Dates: 3/3/2025

    Location: LS 3

    The State Education Department requires all evaluators of teachers and principals to be certified through an appropriate training process. During this in-person and interactive Teacher Evaluation Training workshop, participants will explore the following topics:

    1. Recent history of theory and practice relative to teacher evaluation
    2. Understanding the most recent version of NYSED's APPR Regulations
    3. The application of rubrics in evaluating classroom lessons


    Please note: Cancellation policy: If a participant has registered for, but is unable to attend, a Nassau BOCES workshop, they are required to drop their workshop registration on Frontline/MLP at least 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. In the event the participant does not cancel within this timeframe, the participant/district will be billed.