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1. HMH Breakfast Briefing: End of Life for Fastt Math - Beginning of Life for Waggle!

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Assistant superintendents for curriculum, directors of technology, directors of mathematics, mathematics teachers, directors of special education, directors of ESL

Dates: 5/30/2019

Location: LS3

The existence of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Fasst Math software is ending. Waggle is beginning its existence as a tool to build mathematics fluency. Waggle is an adaptive learning and fluency practice tool infused with productive struggle and real-time insights

2. An Overview of AIMSweb Plus for Academic Screening and Progress Monitoring: Lunch & Learn

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/30/2019

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How do you maximize time spent on assessment to more powerfully impact your instruction? This is an ever present question districts face each year. One key strategy is to use reliable, predictive data to inform instruction. The right measures and the right technology can help you identify at-risk students early, monitor and report student progress, and predict student achievement on high-stakes tests. aimswebPlus™ is a predictable, powerful, and proven tool to inform and improve student performance. With its robust combination of standards-aligned and curriculum based measures, you can screen and monitor progress for all students in grades K-8.
This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the recent significant upgrades to aimswebPlus for schools looking to acquire a new assessment system (or upgrade from an older version of aimsweb). The presentation will be interactive with the goal being to provide useful information and answer as many questions as possible for attendees to allow them to adequately determine if aimswebPlus is a good option for their districts.
Lunch will be provided.

3. AP Capstone Collegial Circle - ONE DAY ONLY

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/31/2019

Location: LLB

Join us to discuss best practices in the implementation of the AP Capstone Program (including AP Seminar/AP Research). Get the most current information and the latest updates from the College Board and share with your fellow educators how the program is going.

4. How To Build the Master Schedule in Ten Easy Steps: A Hands-on Workshop Presented by Dr. Steven Kussin

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/31/2019

Location: LS2

Using an easy step-by-step procedure, participants will have a "hands-on" training in creating a master schedule. This workshop provides participants with a "generic" twelve month, ten-step model that works for secondary schools of all types and sizes. Any staff member who is in any way involved with building the schedule is encouraged to attend. Many schools send teams comprised of building administrators, central office personnel, subject area supervisors, guidance personnel, support staff, teachers, interns, and school secretaries. Testimonials:
•"Excellent workshop! I learned so much that it is too much to list! This was truly valuable!" ~ Riverhead Schools
•"I will absolutely be using the information I learned to create a schedule within my building. Please offer more of this! ~ Plainview-Old Bethpage Schools Note:

Dr. Kussin has written a manual for Corwin Press with the same name as this workshop

5. Teaching Students to Face Challenges by Thinking Strategically

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: LS3

Many students learn innately through experiences which connect concepts with meaning. Often times, struggling learners need to be taught how to be strategic in their learning so they can acquire, retain and apply information taught with confidence. Their perception can influence their belief system and become their reality thereby stunting their progress. Students' performance and self-concept benefits from identifying that they can manage their own perceptions, improve their academic, behavioral and social-emotional skills by learning to use visualization as a strategy to prepare for successful outcomes and pair both perception and visualization with positive self-talk. These skills are taught and supported by educators' ability to model and teach these skills as well as the effective use of para-verbal communication, active listening and behavior specific praise techniques of communication.

During this interactive and collaborative presentation, participants will learn the skills necessary to identify, use and teach these skills and provide the foundation of proactive communication allowing students the knowledge and opportunity to overcome challenging tasks and situations. As students use these skills, they will begin to believe in themselves and their ability to succeed. These skills can become life-long strategies that can be applied in college and throughout adulthood.
Participants will learn:
•To understand and demonstrate how perception relates to learning
•How to manage different perceptions in students
•How to apply a positive perception to difficult assignments/situations
•To develop nonverbal and verbal working memory skills
•How visualization improves learning
•To model and teach positive self-talk as the common thread to learning and preserving through challenges
•To understand and demonstrate the use of para-verbal communication and active listening as it pertains to the classroom settin

6. Formative Assessment: Brought to You by the Number 5

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Supervisors of math, math coaches, principals, and teachers of grades k-8

Dates: 6/3/2019

Location: 1/2

Mix the 5 Practices (Smith and Stein), the Formative 5, and NCTM’s Effective Mathematical Teaching Practices and you have the perfect recipe for an exceptional formative assessment experience that will guide your planning, enhance your instruction, drive student discussions, and ultimately improve student understanding. Come experience this with us!

During this intense and exciting workshop, participants will:

• Develop an awareness of 5 formative assessment techniques to inform and improve daily teaching and learning (Fennell, Kobett, & Wray, 2017);

• Develop (or deepen] an understanding of a framework for orchestrating productive discussions (Smith & Stein, 2018), that is rooted in student thinking, and closely aligned with the Effective Math Teaching Practices (NCTM, 2014);

• Simulate use the Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices;

• Examine and “practice” using a tool to assist with planning for and monitoring the use of formative assessment techniques;

• Consider a plan for implementation of the practices, techniques and teacher moves in our own mathematics classrooms.

7. Learning A-Z - RAZ-PLUS User Group: Supporting English Language Learners

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 6/4/2019

Location: 1/2

This workshop provides PreK ½½ 5 ELL educators with a deep dive into using the research-based resources that are included in Raz-Plus ELL Edition and Vocabulary A-Z to encourage the curiosity of ELL students about vocabulary, reading, and writing.
Teachers will learn how to:
• Navigate Raz-Plus ELL Edition and Vocabulary A-Z
• Identify resources and activities to address the specific learning needs of ELL students
• Incorporate cooperative learning activities with heterogeneous groupings for sheltered instruction
• Organize content for authentic reading and writing focused on big ideas
• Plan hands-on activities using authentic materials, modeling, and demonstrations
• Use strategies for building academic language and key content vocabulary
• Make connections between academic content and home/community literacy

8. How to Easily Cultivate Multi-Dimensional Wellness and Mental Health in our Classrooms and Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers, PE, health and consumer sciences, social workers, administrators

Dates: 6/5/2019

Location: 1/2

In this workshop participants will:

• Learn the definition of Wellness and Mental Health as defined by the NYSED Mental Health Education standards and explore how increasing effective communication, self-awareness, inner resilience, self-efficacy, emotional intelligence and social well-being directly address the mental health challenges we are facing in today's classrooms.
• Receive an overview of the current science and research that supports the integration of mindfulness, movement, breath, neural integration and social emotional practices to enhance student performance, self-awareness and self-regulation.
• Explore the seven dimensions of wellness and mental health, learn how to apply the three keys of empowerment, and experience first-hand tools that support us to deal more effectively with stress and overload in the classroom and in our lives.
• Engage directly in techniques and activities that can be easily integrated into classrooms to support students, teachers and administrators to more effectively manage stress and anxiety and support more optimal learning.
• Leave with student lesson plans, exercises and activities that are easily integrated into the classroom.



*Nassau BOCES supports the "Mental Health and Wellness" of our community. Please check back often for our other Professional Development opportunities.

9. Mental Health and Wellness Symposium

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 6/6/2019

Mental Health and Wellness
The Mental Health and Wellness Symposium was created in response to the New York State Educational Guideline recommendations for Mental Health Education. Administrators and student support teams are encouraged to attend together.

The symposium includes a variety of topics and speakers to provide a great starting point for your summer planning.

The keynote speaker will be Renee Rider; NYSED Associate Commissioner, Office of School Operations and Management Service

Additional agenda items include: Community Resources for Treatment and Intervention; Initiatives taken by other districts; Climate Survey Results; and Strategic Planning


*Nassau BOCES supports the "Mental Health and Wellness" of our community. Please check back often for our other Professional Development opportunities.

10. Learning Ally Breakfast Brieifing: Turning Struggling Readers into Grade level Achievers

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: reading specialists, directors of SPED, directors of curriculum, directors of technology, elem, MS, HS principals

Dates: 6/6/2019

Location: LS3

In this interactive workshop, participants will discuss the challenges faced in supporting struggling readers in the classroom and learn how Learning Ally addresses the needs of struggling readers. After experiencing a simulation of a struggling reader and hearing from successful teachers who use Learning Ally, participants will engage in a live demonstration of the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution. Participants will learn how to access titles of interest available within the library, understand how to launch the Learning Ally reading app, and learn how to integrate the solution into classroom instruction. Participants will learn how Learning Ally monitors student progress and ensures success.

11. Math Collegial Circle

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Math Chairpersons, math coordinators, directors, specialists, coaches, mentors and teacher leaders

Dates: 6/7/2019

Location: LS3

4 Session Series
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.

12. Learning.com (EasyTech) User Group Breakfast

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 6/11/2019

Location: LS3

Share, collaborate, and take your Learning.com (includes EasyTech) digital skills curriculum implementation to the next level.

13. K-5 Math Differentiation and Problem Solving - The Singapore Way

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 6/11/2019

Location: CR3

In this workshop you will be immersed is the Singaporean approach to designing and differentiating lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners. Problem solving examples will be from K-5, but the Singaporean approach will inspire, enlighten and broaden the perspective of all teachers and administrators K-12. As such, all are encouraged to attend.

Workshop topics include:

• Visual strategies to bridge concrete understanding to abstract understanding

• The 5 elements of an effective mathematics lesson

• Meeting the needs of struggling learners

• Identifying advanced learners and extending tasks

• Questioning to build understanding

• Promoting student collaboration and discourse

14. Encouraging Lateral thinking in the Classroom (Math and all subject areas)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 6/13/2019

Location: LS2

Lateral thinking is the ability to think creatively, or "outside the box" to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives; ideas that are not be obtainable by using traditional step-by-step logic. When you use lateral thinking, you solve problems using reasoning that is not immediately obvious. Train your students to think laterally! Lateral thinking can be learned and practiced. In this workshop you will engage in several puzzles, riddles and activities that require lateral thinking to solve and their applications in various classroom settings. While the bulk of the puzzles and activities we will engage in are mathematical in nature, the ability to think laterally is beneficial for all subject areas.

15. Achieve3000: User Group Breakfast Workshop - Year End Data Reflection

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 6/14/2019

Location: LS2

You have data now what? This 3 hour session will help you make sense of the Achieve 3000 reports that track student progress and identify areas of mastery as well as target reinforcement strategies. You will have hands-on access to your student data to help you make recommendations for summer and next school year placements. This session is intended for classroom teachers and curriculum specialists who work with Achieve3000 currently. Please bring your access information and a laptop.

16. Sunrise Breakfast Briefing

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 6/17/2019

Location: Conference Rooms 1,2 3

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Ira Schwartz, Associate Commissioner in NYSED's Office of Accountability, will present the most up to date information on the New York's Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan, including school and district accountability designations, as well as new Accountability Indicators.There will be some time after the presentation for question and answers. Other topics will be announced.

17. Developing Number Sense as the Basis for All Mathematical Understanding - The Singapore Way

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 6/17/2019

Location: LS3

Number sense and place value are the foundations of Singapore's approach to teaching mathematics - the approach that is responsible for Singapore's rise to the top of the world in international tests of students' achievement in mathematics. Participants of workshop will learn the instructional strategies and theory needed to develop their students' deep, conceptual understanding of mathematics. Everything you'll learn can be put into practice the very next time you step into the classroom.

Problem solving examples will be from K-5, but the Singaporean approach will inspire, enlighten and broaden the perspective of all teachers and administrators K-12. As such, all are encouraged to attend.

18. Consolidated Application for Every Student Succeeds Act presented by Rose Peppe

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Superintendents, assistant superintendents, Title I coordinators

Dates: 6/24/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Closely examine the submission requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated application. Learn a systematic approach to completing this comprehensive document and engage in an item-by-item review. Get specific information about how to write the narratives, complete the forms and prepare FS 10 budgets for approval by the New York State Education Department. Outreach to non-public schools will be explained in detail. Compliance issues beyond the consolidated application will also be addressed.

Representatives from each of the Title offices at NYSED will be available to video conference with workshop participants during a working lunch. This is an opportunity to ask questions and share concerns with the SED team. This dialogue will permit an immediate response from those at SED who provide the guidance for ESSA legislation and the consolidated application.

19. Nassau County High School Principals' Association Annual Conference - OVERNIGHT STAY

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 7/2/2019 to 7/3/2019

"Energizing the Principalship" July 2 and 3, 2019

If you chose to attend the conference and not stay over Fee: $200 (plus $20 administrative fee)

Registration fee of $350 pays for accommodation and food at Danfords, all ancillary costs for conference rooms and materials, and all service fees charged by Danfords as well as a parking pass.
**A tax exempt form is needed when you check into Danfords.

20. Nassau County High School Principals' Association Annual Conference- COMMUTE ONLY

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 7/2/2019 to 7/3/2019

"Energizing the Principalship" July 2 and 3, 2019

If you chose to attend the conference and not stay over Fee: $200 (plus $20 administrative fee)

Registration fee of $200 pays for food at Danfords, all ancillary costs for conference rooms and materials, and all service fees charged by Danfords, as well as a parking pass.

21. Conflict Coaching Training presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Support Professionals, Principals, Lay- Leaders

Dates: 7/8/2019 to 7/12/2019

Location: LS2

This workshop is a full-week training to become a certified Conflict Coach, to effectively guide students to handle conflicts and challenges they face. This training will fully prepare you to engage in coaching practice, along with understanding the theory and research behind what coaching has to offer.

Training includes:
• Specific coaching methodologies and practices
• Role-plays and exercises to broaden the scope
• Targeted discussion about conflict and negotiation
• Skills-building in conflict coaching and guidance

Note: although this week-long training is aimed to certify all participants, final certification is at the instructor’s discretion, based on individual skills-evaluation.

22. Escape the Classroom with BreakoutEDU for Middle School Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: math teachers and math chairpersons

Dates: 7/9/2019

Location: LS3

See what the latest hype in education is all about! Students of all ages love escape room games. Immersed in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative teamwork, learn how you can harness this power for subject-area student engagement. This latest popular approach in education is used by teachers to turn their classrooms into fun, yet content driven, "Escape Rooms".
Using materials provided by the instructor as well as materials found at BreakoutEDU, teachers will experience Middle School Math escape-room activities firsthand. Teachers will learn how to facilitate the game by having the students work in teams to solve challenging puzzles that will open lock boxes to win the game and "escape". Escape games combine kinesthetic learning, teamwork, spatial reasoning, critical and "outside of the box" thinking into a format kids will love.
This session will be focused on Middle School grades 6-8 Math content. The Middle School math content in this workshop will NOT include Algebra 1 (I offer a separate BreakoutEDU workshop specifically for Algebra 1).

23. Exciting Science Lessons based on Natural Phenomena: A Deeper Dive into NYSSLS/NGSS and a Look at 3D Assessment

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and science chairpersons

Dates: 7/11/2019

Location: LS3

Deeper Dive: This workshop is designed for teachers that are already familiar with the new NYSSLS science standards and its 3 dimensions.
Is it magic or science? Engage your students in scientific inquiry and the 3 dimensions of NYSSLS starting with a wow-factor hook. Engage in several hands-on science lessons, most of which are physical science (chemistry and physics). We will share modeling examples and engage in NYSSLS science and engineering practices. Additionally, we will take a look at 3 dimensional NGSS science assessments from California, New Jersey and Washington state, and consider what classroom assessment following NYSSLS' 3 dimensions should look like.
Testimonials from teachers who attended this workshop previously: - "Very thorough presentation of ideas, crosscutting opportunities, etc." - "I will use many of today's ideas in my class." - "It was a scaffolded approach to implementing the NGSS" - "Answered questions with great knowledge" - "Gave many useful ideas" - "Gave examples for all content areas" - "Very knowledgeable"

24. K-5 Math Differentiation and Problem Solving - The Singapore Way

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 7/16/2019

Location: LS3

In this workshop you will be immersed is the Singaporean approach to designing and differentiating lessons to meet the needs of diverse learners. Problem solving examples will be from K-5, but the Singaporean approach will inspire, enlighten and broaden the perspective of all teachers and administrators K-12. As such, all are encouraged to attend.

Workshop topics include:

• Visual strategies to bridge concrete understanding to abstract understanding

• The 5 elements of an effective mathematics lesson

• Meeting the needs of struggling learners

• Identifying advanced learners and extending tasks

• Questioning to build understanding

• Promoting student collaboration and discourse

25. Mental Wellness, Mindfulness, Brain-based Learning - INVENTING SELF™

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 7/17/2019

Location: LS2

INVENTING SELF™ connects learners of all ages to their intuition, to the world around them, and to a sense of purpose in this experience of being alive.

Activities include:
• Exercises to enhance concentration and attention
• Hands-on activities to engage learners
• Tools to increase communication skills and introspection
• Strategies to connect yourself and your students to intuition

INVENTING SELF™ activities increase academic performance through social emotional well-being, mindfulness and happiness along with decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.

Participants will learn techniques for immediate application in their classrooms, as well as, in their personal lives.

26. Mindfulness Practices in Education

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 7/17/2019

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Come explore, learn and investigate the practices of Mindfulness, which involves paying careful attention to your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Mindfulness can help improve teacher and students" attention and focus, emotional regulation, resiliency and increase compassion for themselves and others. Other benefits of mindfulness may include a reduction in feelings of stress, anxiety, tension, and an increased capacity for well-being.

• To review literature on the benefits of mindfulness for both student and teacher.
• Discuss the physical, psychological, and social benefits of practicing mindfulness in the classroom.
• Discuss research and neuroscience supporting the clinical value of meditation for stress reduction for both students and teachers.
• Recognize the impact of stress in the classroom for both student and teacher.
• Participate in the practice of mindfulness meditation.

27. Challenging the Stigma of Mental Health Disorders

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, mental health staff, classroom teachers

Dates: 7/18/2019

Location: LS2

With the new mental health mandate, how do schools organize themselves to challenge the stigma of mental health disorders? Perceptions in thoughts, words, and deeds create a climate within schools. Are these perceptions inviting acceptance, civility, and dignity for all? Or are they marginalizing segments of the population and exacerbating an existing problem?

Attendees will learn the importance of how a positive instructional program and positive school climate can alter attitudes and behaviors and, therefore, reduce the stigma of mental health disorders. Ways to address potential stigma from staff, students, parents, and the community will be explored.



*Nassau BOCES supports the "Mental Health and Wellness" of our community. Please check back often for our other Professional Development opportunities.

28. Fun AND Functional: Doing it All in the Target Language

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2019

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Facilitating target language comprehensibility is one of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' (ACTFL) Core Practices. Are you maximizing your use of the target language with your students?

Get ready to learn how to communicate simple, yet essential, language with your novice learners to maintain a world language classroom rich with comprehensible input that your students need. Participants will learn about employing classroom management strategies, giving directions, using language ladders, designing pair activities and games, and more, completely in the target language.

In this session there will be time for participants to have a look at their current units of study and consider ways to maximize the use of the target language in class.

29. Developing Number Sense as the Basis for All Mathematical Understanding - The Singapore Way

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and administrators

Dates: 7/18/2019

Location: LS3

Number sense and place value are the foundations of Singapore's approach to teaching mathematics - the approach that is responsible for Singapore's rise to the top of the world in international tests of students' achievement in mathematics. Participants of workshop will learn the instructional strategies and theory needed to develop their students' deep, conceptual understanding of mathematics. Everything you'll learn can be put into practice the very next time you step into the classroom.

Problem solving examples will be from K-5, but the Singaporean approach will inspire, enlighten and broaden the perspective of all teachers and administrators K-12. As such, all are encouraged to attend.

30. College Board AP Capstone Seminar Training

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/26/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Wait List
This five-day training will provide you with the tools you will need to implement an effective AP Seminar course. During the training, you will explore the Capstone QUEST by examining the components of the curriculum framework. You will understand how to use activities that organize concepts and essential questions to develop students’ proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. In addition, you will examine the AP Seminar Assessments and develop classroom materials that prepare students to complete them successfully.
Finally, you will learn about the AP Course Audit requirements and begin to develop a syllabus that meets these requirements. This course satisfies the APSI requirement for AP Seminar teachers. As reminder, schools may not offer AP Seminar until approved by the College Board. Contact Rebecca Kravitz at rkravitz@collegeboard.org for information on the approval process.

31. The 4 Essential Roles of Great Leaders

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 7/22/2019 to 7/23/2019

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During the two-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the Whole-Person Paradigm-a foundation for effective leadership- and the 4 Roles of Great Leaders™: modeling, pathfinding, aligning, and empowering. They will assess their own strengths and areas of improvement.
Participants will learn how to use and apply powerful leadership tools, such as the 4 Disciplines of Execution®, to address chronic problems faced by their schools, with time to lay a framework to implement these leadership skills upon returning to their schools.

32. Finding and Supporting Gifted & Talented Learners

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 7/25/2019

Location: LS2

There is a demographic subgroup that is often overlooked. It is accepted that a district strives to meet the needs of *all* learners. How, then, is your district supporting the needs of Gifted & Talented students?

Differentiation for Gifted & Talented students is challenging to design; it is more than simply assigning "extra work". Because of their academic success, these students educational needs are often overlooked or not met. Often these students are not intellectually challenged or stimulated; and extra-curricular clubs are not always the right answer.

Whether you are looking to re-vamp or create a Gifted & Talented program, or provide enrichment for all students, this workshop provides best instructional practices to motivate and energize the learning environment, not just for accelerated students, but for the entire learning community!

Activities include:
• Student-centered, interdisciplinary curriculum
• Brain break activities to achieve optimal cognitive performance
• Teamwork challenges which increase communication skills between learners of all levels
• Exposure to new potential passions
• Strategies to transform your classroom/school into a fun, engaging and challenging center for learning

33. Developing Fraction Sense - Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers, math specialists, math chairpersons

Dates: 7/25/2019

Location: LS3

Fraction sense implies a deep and flexible understanding of fractions that is not dependent on any one context or type of problem. If this sounds a lot like how you would describe number sense, then you would be right. Fractions are numbers! In this workshop, participants will learn to present key fraction concepts in ways that help students build deep understandings of the fundamental relationships, language, and symbolism of fractions. Activities will connect computational procedures to conceptual understanding and applications. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing mathematical practices, especially reasoning and modeling.

34. College Board AP Capstone Research Training

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and chairpersons

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/2/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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This five-day training will provide you with the tools you will need to implement an effective AP Research course. During the training, you will explore the Capstone QUEST by examining the components of the curriculum framework. You will understand how to use activities that organize concepts and essential questions to develop research methods and proficiencies in the skills identified by the curriculum framework. In addition, you will examine the yearlong research-based academic paper and develop classroom materials that prepare students to complete it successfully.
Finally, you will learn about the AP Course Audit requirements and begin to develop a syllabus that meets these requirements. This course satisfies the APSI requirement for AP Seminar teachers. As reminder, schools may not offer AP Research until approved by the College Board. Contact Rebecca Kravitz at rkravitz@collegeboard.org for information on the approval process.

35. Math & Movement/National Math Foundation Summer Institute (2- DAY SESSION)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/30/2019

Math & Movement and the National Math Foundation have partnered to provide a summer institute which will be housed at the North Merrick School District, in Old Mill Elementary School, July 29, 2019-August 1, 2019. There will also be a 2-day option, July 29 and 30.

The goal of Math & Movement and the National Math Foundation is to provide training and materials for teachers/schools in movement-based learning strategies in order to boost student achievement, increase physical activity, reduce obesity, and increase the overall health of students.

Educators who attend the Summer Institute will receive training in the Math & Movement movement-based learning strategies, brain science, data collection, assessment, the Next Generation Learning Standards and grant writing. Educators will learn how to lead active learning family engagement events, how to train other educators in movement-based learning and how to lead the implementation of Math & Movement in their school district and community.

36. Math & Movement/National Math Foundation Summer Institute (3-1/2 DAY SESSION)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 8/1/2019

Math & Movement and the National Math Foundation have partnered to provide a summer institute which will be housed at the North Merrick School District, in Old Mill Elementary School, July 29, 2019-August 1, 2019. There will also be a 2-day option, July 29 and 30.

The goal of Math & Movement and the National Math Foundation is to provide training and materials for teachers/schools in movement-based learning strategies in order to boost student achievement, increase physical activity, reduce obesity, and increase the overall health of students.

Educators who attend the Summer Institute will receive training in the Math & Movement movement-based learning strategies, brain science, data collection, assessment, the Next Generation Learning Standards and grant writing. Educators will learn how to lead active learning family engagement events, how to train other educators in movement-based learning and how to lead the implementation of Math & Movement in their school district and community.

37. Reinvigorating the Great Leader Within - 3-session series with Dr. Elizabeth Dellamora

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: School & District Leaders

Dates: 8/1/2019 to 8/8/2019

3 Session Series
Come to this 3-session workshop to learn targeted strategies to support you to be an empowered leader.

Session 1 builds the foundation for the series with a focus on building professional parameters to help you maximize your impact as a leader. We will surface traits and habits that serve us- and, the ones that get in our way- and design action plans (with those traits in mind) to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in scheduling your time, managing your inbox, running meetings, communicating, and making decisions.

Session 2 focuses on getting to know and understand your leadership strengths by highlighting the unique and innate talents that you bring to any situation. And, to consider how those talents can sometimes get in your way if not thoughtfully applied. We'll also consider the strengths of others on your team and in your life.

Session 3 focuses on ways to create equitable balance your personal/professional life. The best leaders apply energy and budget time for themselves and their families. Participants will learn how to be maximally effective in their careers by maintaining personal/professional health and balance. In this session, we'll explore the non-workplace side of being a great leader by looking at personal habits of our daily lives. This session will respond to the needs that we've surfaced in the previous sessions.

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Bio-

Elizabeth Dellamora (PhD, NYU in Educational Leadership; MsEd, NIU in Reading) works as an educational consultant supporting teachers, principals, and district leaders across the country. She has provided leadership workshops from Alaska to California, from Florida to New Hampshire- and nearly every state in between. Dr. Dellamora is also a certified Gallup StrenghsFinder Coach and maintains a bicoastal organization.

38. Wilson Reading System Introductory Workshop (3-days)

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

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

Location: 1/2

This three day (15-hour) workshop provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. This course is delivered over three consecutive days and examines reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.
Participants learn about dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, appropriate student identification and placement, program implementation, progress monitoring, scheduling, and creating a successful learning environment. Principles of language structure and how to teach language with direct, multisensory methods are demonstrated and practiced during the workshop. Participants explore the standard 10-part Wilson Lesson Plan and practice planning and delivering a lesson while receiving modeling and feedback from a credentialed Wilson Trainer during the workshop. Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• Define dyslexia, and describe common characteristics.
• Explain the process of identifying appropriate students and placing them in the Wilson Reading System.
• Demonstrate a solid understanding of WRS principles of 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.

Participants may enroll in the WRS Level I Certification Training Intensive Instruction: Online Course (Steps 1-6) within five years of completing a WRS Introductory Workshop.

39. Breakfast Briefing - Mental Wellness, Mindfulness, Brain-based Learning - INVENTING SELF™

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 8/21/2019

Location: LS3

Join us for this Breakfast Briefing to learn about INVENTING SELF™ which connects learners of all ages to their intuition, to the world around them, and to a sense of purpose in this experience of being alive.

Activities include:
• Hands-on understanding of neuroscience
• Breathing, meditation and yoga techniques to connect to the present moment
• Brain break activities to achieve optimal cognitive performance
• Teamwork challenges which increase communication skills and self-awareness
• Strategies to transform your classroom/office/school into a fun, engaging and safe place for creativity to thrive.

INVENTING SELF™ activities increase academic performance through social emotional well-being, mindfulness and happiness along with decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.

40. Wilson Reading System Level I Certificate Practicum

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 8/21/2019

Location: LS2

Wait List
This certification program will be updated in JULY for the new Wilson Reading System 4th Edition.
INITIAL MEETING: August 21, 2019

The WRS Level I Certification course is designed to prepare teachers to effectively implement WRS Steps 1-6 with students reading and spelling below grade level and those diagnosed with a language-based learning disability. A Wilson Trainer meets with each teacher/student pair five times during the school year, and provides observations with written and verbal feedback. Participants must demonstrate mastery of the Wilson lesson plan, including multisensory techniques and effective strategies in a 1:1 setting. WRS teachers enrolled in certification must complete all requirements of the program to be WRS Level I Certified. Certification provides extensive training and support enabling teachers to effectively implement the program with integrity. Certification includes approximately 90 hours of online instruction, a 60-lesson practicum, including demonstration, observation and feedback from a Wilson trainer.

*Prerequisite: Completion of WRS Introductory Workshop/Applied Methods within the last 5 years.

41. Escape the Classroom with BreakoutEDU for Elementary Grades 2-5 Math, Science, ELA

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers

Dates: 8/27/2019

Location: LS3

See what the latest hype in education is all about! Students of all ages love escape room games. Immersed in problem-solving, critical-thinking, and collaborative teamwork, learn how you can harness this power for subject-area student engagement. This latest popular approach in education is used by teachers to turn their classrooms into fun, yet content driven, "Escape Rooms". Using materials provided by the instructor as well as materials found at BreakoutEDU, teachers will experience cross-curricular escape-room activities firsthand. Teachers will learn how to facilitate the game by having the students work in teams to solve challenging puzzles that will open lock boxes to win the game and "escape". Escape games combine kinesthetic learning, teamwork, spatial reasoning, critical and "outside of the box" thinking into a format kids will love. The interdisciplinary approach for this session will be focused on Science, Math & ELA content for grades 2-5.

42. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 8/29/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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

43. Exciting Science Lessons based on Natural Phenomena: A Deeper Dive into NYSSLS/NGSS and a Look at 3D Assessment

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: teachers and science chairpersons

Dates: 8/29/2019

Location: LS3

Deeper Dive: This workshop is designed for teachers that are already familiar with the new NYSSLS science standards and its 3 dimensions.
Is it magic or science? Engage your students in scientific inquiry and the 3 dimensions of NYSSLS starting with a wow-factor hook. Engage in several hands-on science lessons, most of which are physical science (chemistry and physics). We will share modeling examples and engage in NYSSLS science and engineering practices. Additionally, we will take a look at 3 dimensional NGSS science assessments from California, New Jersey and Washington state, and consider what classroom assessment following NYSSLS' 3 dimensions should look like.
Testimonials from teachers who attended this workshop previously: - "Very thorough presentation of ideas, crosscutting opportunities, etc." - "I will use many of today's ideas in my class." - "It was a scaffolded approach to implementing the NGSS" - "Answered questions with great knowledge" - "Gave many useful ideas" - "Gave examples for all content areas" - "Very knowledgeable"

44. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade K Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/17/2019 to 12/2/2019

Location: LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 17 - Unit 1 October 15 - Unit 2 December 2 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

45. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 1 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/20/2019 to 12/5/2019

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 20 - Unit 1 October 28 - Unit 2 December 5 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

46. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 3 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/23/2019 to 3/5/2020

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2 - CR3

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 23 - Unit 1 November 18 - Unit 2 January 13 - Unit 3 March 5 - Unit 4 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

47. I've Got A Feeling: Motivation and Engagement in Literacy

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: ELA Director, Director of Special Education, Supervisor-ENL, Elementary Principal, Reading Specialists/Interventionist, and Literacy Coach

Dates: 9/24/2019

New
This session will discuss why motivation and engagement are critical to fostering student success including the importance of personalized and blended learning, growth mindset and intrinsic student motivation related to literacy gains and the selection of educational technology. Lexia Learning's K-12 literacy learning platforms build student autonomy, competence and relatedness to inspire students to develop critical reading and language skills via their own personalized learning path.

48. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 2 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 12/16/2019

Location: CR3 - LS2 - LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. September 24 - Unit 1 November 6 - Unit 2 December 16 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

49. Teacher Evaluator 2-Day Training for New Administrators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/24/2019 to 10/2/2019

Location: LS3

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues.

50. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/25/2019

Location: LS2

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

51. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 9/26/2019

Location: LS3

As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on APPR regulations during the transition period. Participants will review video on the entire evaluation cycle and how to use evidence for change during the post observation conferences.
Participants will also discuss how to implement systemic change in instructional practices using Webb’s Depth of Knowledge as an example.
The workshop series will open on September 26, 2019, with Dr. Timothy Rasinski, a nationally known literacy expert and professor of literacy education at Kent State University who has written numerous articles, books and curriculum programs for reading education. On October 17, 2019, Dr. Sheri Lederman, teacher educator, will present Supporting Readers with Executive Dysfunction. On November 7, 2019, author Brian Heinz will discuss The writing process and using non-fiction books in the classroom in an era of Next Generation Learning Standards. On November 21, 2019 Dr. Marlyn Press, professor at Touro College, and Dr. Debora Getman, NYC Dept. of Education, will offer, Embracing Tolerance Through Literature, Film and Documentary. On December 5, 2019 Dr. Rebecca Chowske, Manhasset School District Coordinator of English Language Arts, will present Supporting Student Resilience When Giving Writing Feedback.

Outcomes: With the knowledge gained, participants will be able to incorporate the Next Generation NYS English Language Arts and Literacy Learning Standards in their lessons, which will:
• Be aligned with college and work expectations
• Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order skills
• Build upon strengths and lessons using current state standards
• Be informed of educational programs and practices in other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

The Nassau Reading Council (NRC) is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED). NRC workshops are designed to help participants meet NYSED Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirement (TEACH system).

Materials Fee: $35.00 per series, payable to Nassau Reading Council on the first day of the series. The series is free for

53. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/1/2019

Location: 1/2/3

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

54. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level K Workshop

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/1/2019

Location: LS2

The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
• Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level K: phonological awareness; phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
• Prepare a daily Level K learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
• Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

55. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level 1 Workshop

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/2/2019

Location: LS2

The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:

• The Fundations® Level 1 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 1 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
• Identify the skills taught in Fundations® Level 1: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; ways to form the key linkages-letter name, formation and sound; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; manuscript handwriting, spelling, and punctuation.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
• Prepare a daily Level 1 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
• Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

56. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/3/2019

Location: 1/2

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

57. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 2 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 1/8/2020

Location: CR3 - CR3 - LS2

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. October 3 - Unit 1 November 12 - Unit 2 January 8 - Unit 3 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

58. Wilson Reading System Fundations® Level 2 Workshop

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/3/2019

Location: LS2

The Fundations® Level K Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level K curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
The Fundations® Level 2 Workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Fundations® Level 2 curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Have a solid background knowledge and understanding of the research base supporting the why and how of Fundations® instruction.
• Identify the skills taught in Fundations Level 2: phonemic awareness; the alphabetic principle; sound mastery; phonics and word study; vocabulary; high frequency/trick words; fluency; comprehension strategies; spelling and punctuation.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential, and cumulative instruction that engages multiple learning modalities with multisensory instruction, repetition, and immediate, specific feedback.
• Prepare a daily Level 2 learning plan and practice lesson activity procedures.
• Build a learning focused classroom: maximizing instructional time, learning lesson activities, using questioning to guide student learning and mastery, and encouraging craftsmanship for optimum outcomes.

59. PNW BOCES Science 21 Grade 3 - Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2019 to 3/10/2020

Location: CR3 - LS2 - LS2 - CR3

The Science 21 curriculum is aligned to the New York State Science Learning Standards. The grade level trainings for teachers are a series of three workshop sessions, each one centered on a new unit. In addition to focusing on the lessons and materials, these sessions will dive into background knowledge for the science and engineering practices, the crosscutting concepts, and the scientific core ideas explored throughout the grade level. This experiential workshop series will allow teachers to spend time performing the instructional techniques and lesson tasks before using the curriculum in their own classrooms! Please note that teachers will be provided with unit manuals during each unit training session. These sessions are for teachers from districts that have bought the Science 21 curriculum. October 8 - Unit 1 November 20 - Unit 2 January 14 - Unit 3 March 10 - Unit 4 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

60. Real World Application for Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary, middle and high school math teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/10/2019

Would you like to create real-world examples that help students get college and career ready?
Would you like to equip your students for algebra and beyond? Come join me and your colleagues in writing problem sets that are differentiated, rigorous and exposes algebra to all students. We all want our students to be ready for college and be successful in their future careers, so let's create problem sets that will build their skills cognitively and equip them for the future. After this engaging workshop, I assure you will have the tools needed to prepare and sustain critical thinking mathematicians!

61. Dyslexia: What It Is and What to Do about It

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, psychologists, special education teachers, speech pathologists, Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2019 to 11/22/2019

Location: 1/2/3

Participants will progress from theory to effective practice, beginning with the understanding of the physical causes and symptoms of dyslexia and tools for diagnosing language based learning disabilities, through a thorough grounding in the principles and practices in effective multi-sensory language education and ending with strategies for developing vocabulary, content knowledge and a variety of skills with and without text. The overarching premise of this course is that all students need a solid instruction in foundational reading skills, that those who start to struggle need timely and appropriate identification and intervention, and that they must have age and grade appropriate content and vocabulary development even as they are developing their reading skills.
Dyslexia Series:
Day 1: This session explores the current research and best practices in the area of dyslexia and related learning disabilities, the need for broader understanding of the symptoms and behaviors, and the strategies for teaching reading to students with dyslexia and related learning disabilities. Discussion of how to assess students who may be dyslexic.

Day 2:Discussion and practice the Orton Gillingham based, multi-sensory approach and address the following teaching strategies: syllabication patterns for decoding and encoding, multi-sensory techniques for sight words, reciprocal teaching method for the reading classroom, advanced spelling techniques, multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling and ongoing progress assessment of students. Overview of the direct and explicit teaching strategies that improve student vocabulary, increase upper-level phonemic awareness and the stages of decoding, encoding and reading/writing vocabulary instruction in the Orton Gillingham multi-sensory approach.

62. Just Words® Introductory Workshop presented by a Wilson Certified Trainer

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/21/2019 to 10/22/2019

Location: LS2

This 10-hour workshop provides the practice and guidance needed to effectively begin teaching the Wilson Just Words® curriculum. At the completion of the workshop, attendees will be able to:
• Understand the research base of the why and how of Just Words® instruction.
• Understand the principles of instruction: explicit, sequential and cumulative instruction that incorporates review, repetition, feedback, and multisensory instruction to engage multiple learning styles.
• Identify the skills taught in Just Words®: word study (phonemic awareness, six basic syllable types in English, spelling rules, common Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes), vocabulary study, and high frequency words.
• Properly identify and group students.
• Use the Instructor Manual’s Unit structure and materials, prepare a daily learning plan, and practice lesson activity procedures.
• Administer Progress Checks at the beginning of each Unit and Unit Tests at the end in order to assess students’ progress.

63. Teacher Evaluator 2-Day Training for New Administrators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/23/2019 to 10/24/2019

Location: LS2

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues.

64. ELLs and Immigrant Students: Cultivating Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/28/2019

Location: LS3

Join us as we examine the role culture plays in student achievement. Learn how to engage students by mutually exploring their native cultures, addressing their cultural learning styles, and creating rigorous lessons using culturally relevant materials.
Together we will discuss cultural taboos, and role-play a variety of scenarios between teachers and immigrant parents to improve communication.
Enroll for this interactive workshop which will be both informative and enjoyable.

65. Strengthen Your Mentoring Skills

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 12/5/2019

Location: LS3

2 Session Series
LEADERSHIP
Mentors are essential to our profession and have been shown to have significant effect on teacher retention. This two part institute will support mentors in strengthening their roles and responsibilities. Participants will develop an understanding of the various supports needed by both new and experienced teachers. Participants are encouraged to bring their districts mentoring and APPR guidelines and/or requirements. The participants will be actively involved in developing their skills as mentors.

66. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/29/2019

Location: LS3

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

67. Conflict Coaching Training presented by Kira Nurieli

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Support Professionals, Principals, Lay- Leaders

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/3/2020

Location: LS2

This workshop is a full-week training to become a certified Conflict Coach, to effectively guide students to handle conflicts and challenges they face. This training will fully prepare you to engage in coaching practice, along with understanding the theory and research behind what coaching has to offer.

Training includes:
• Specific coaching methodologies and practices
• Role-plays and exercises to broaden the scope
• Targeted discussion about conflict and negotiation
• Skills-building in conflict coaching and guidance
Note: although this week-long training is aimed to certify all participants, final certification is at the instructor's discretion, based on individual skills-evaluation.



*Nassau BOCES supports the "Mental Health and Wellness" of our community. Please check back often for our other Professional Development opportunities.

68. Elevating Effective Teaching - Year 2

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/9/2020

Prerequisite : Completion of the Elevating Effective Teachers - Year 1 series.

Building on the foundations forged during Elevating Effective Teachers - Year 1, this next-level series will have participants develop an engaging lesson incorporating the new NYS learning standards, embedding assessment, and improving instruction to improve of their student learning. Sessions will include: strengthening instructional planning, embedding equity into practice, reflecting and building a learning community.

If you are interested in taking the Elevating Effective Teachers - Year 1 series, that is also available elsewhere from Nassau BOCES on MyLearningPlan.
https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=3094446&D=10056

69. Elevating Effective Teaching - Year 1

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/29/2019 to 3/9/2020

Location: 1/2

Elevating Effect Teaching - Year 1 Due to the overwhelming success and feedback from this program, we are opening it again this year. This professional development series is designed to bring already effective teachers to the higher levels.

October 29, 2019 - A Launch into Elevative Effective Teaching:
The Five Core Proposition, Architecture of Accomplished Teaching, and Teaching Standards for your specific area and age group. This day will support getting to your students and differentiating instructional strategies as you plan for needs, strengths and interests.

January 13, 2020 Content Knowledge and Assessment
Determining where your students are and what they need is critical to instruction. We will discuss which assessments might be best suited for your purpose and align these to the goals you set for your class.

March 9, 2020 Learning Environment and Engagement
Analyzing teaching videos will provide a way to discuss how to engage students in relevant learning which is memorable and thought provoking.

70. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/30/2019

Location: 1/2

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

71. Elevating Effective Administrators Series

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 10/30/2019 to 3/10/2020

3 Session Series
LEADERSHIP
This new interactive 3 day series will embed the new Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) Standards and facilitation tools and techniques which can be used to engage educators and increase your leadership capacity.

Topics we will explore include:

● Leadership Philosophy
● School Climate
● Providing Feedback with Impact
● Trust
● Learning Environment Building School Capacity
● SEL as part of your culture
● Instructional Practice
● 5 Core Propositions and Architecture if Accomplished Teaching

72. Teacher Evaluator 2-Day Training for New Administrators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/7/2019 to 11/14/2019

Location: LS3

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues.

73. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 11/12/2019

Location: 1/2

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

74. Productive Struggle in Math

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary, middle and high school math teachers and administrators

Dates: 11/13/2019

Location: LS3

Are you wondering what productive struggle looks like? Have you been struggling yourself between what is productive struggle and what is non-productive struggle?
Come join me and your colleagues in this collaborative workshop designed to deal with all your concerns and frustrations when it comes to implementing and fostering productive struggle in your classrooms. After this engaging workshop, you will have the tools needed to manage and facilitate which interventions need to be put in place to avoid academic pitfalls and frustrations during the practice of productive struggle.

75. Capturing Every Learner: Differentiation for Each and Every Student

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 11/14/2019 to 11/15/2019

Location: LL-B

Students' learning differences are an ever-present reality in teachers' lives. Added to this is the constant need to prepare our students for the 21st Century with a new set of skills. These skills, which are not tied to any specific content, include: critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. The need to differentiate instruction to have the greatest chance for each student to succeed has never been more important.
This institute will equip you with methods to diagnose the differing needs of student learners, how to use the information to develop lessons to meet individual learners' readiness, interest and learning profile, and a wide variety of strategies to implement in order to accomplish this. The conference will include:

• Tools for assessing student learners
• Strategies for effective differentiation
• Hands-on activities to experience differentiation
• Time to design a unit and specific lessons
• Time for reflection and planning

Our time together will equip you to begin immediate implementation of differentiation in your classroom. Come learn and grow with colleagues as we strive to make learning engaging and achievable for all of the students in our care.

76. Writing Workshop - from Prewriting to Publication

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: elementary teachers

Dates: 11/18/2019

Location: LS3

This workshop will explore the writing process and its connection to the content areas from prewriting to publication. Practical ideas and suggestions will be explored for: 1. Using trade books as a springboard for writing. 2. Writing across the curriculum - What does it mean to write like a historian, a literacy critic, a mathematician, or a scientist? 3. How to motivate students to write in the different genres e.g. poetry, personal narratives, persuasive arguments 4. Dissecting a text to write a response 5. Using rubrics to evaluate writing Participants will engage in hands-on activities and leave with a portfolio of ideas to use in their classrooms.

77. From Social-Emotional Learning to Mental Health: Addressing a Crisis in Our Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 11/22/2019

Location: The Little Theatre

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We have no choice: as educators, we all must act to counteract the alarming increase in mental health issues, which is bearing down primarily on our students and secondarily on the adults serving and surrounding them.

Dr. Daggett and his colleagues at the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) have searched the nation for the most successful practices to address these difficult challenges. While we are still in the early stages of confronting this crisis, many schools have devised programs that are successfully folding mental health into learning.

Dr. Daggett will share the practices that "are" and "are not" working. Participants will learn from the mistakes of others and gain a toolkit of specific strategies and practices they can use at the classroom, building, and district levels to help our schools become places of well-being and health.

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Bill Daggett, Ed.D., Founder and Chairman of the ICLE, is recognized worldwide for his proven ability to move preK-12 education systems towards more rigorous and relevant skills and knowledge for all students. For 25 years, he has lead school reform efforts to effectively prepare students for their future; he challenges all of us to be more focused on our children's future. His advice and guidance are sought out by nearly every major education association in the country, hundreds of school districts, numerous political and business leaders, publishers, and others.

Dr. Daggett was a teacher, local administrator, and a director with the New York State Education Department.

He is the creator of the Rigor/Relevance Framework which has recently become the cornerstone of much of the nation's school reform efforts. He is also the author of numerous books about learning and education, textbooks, research reports, and journal articles.

78. Equity and Differentiation in the Math Classroom

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Elementary, middle and high school math teachers and administrators

Dates: 12/3/2019

Location: LS3

Have you been differentiating within your classroom and haven't seen the student growth and proficiency you've been looking for? Are you looking for a strategy to execute the learning target on every student's level?
Join me and your colleagues in this engaging stations-based workshop. I assure you this workshop will give you the tools needed to build an equitable lesson plan with lots of math manipulatives and collaborative learning. Let's perfect your stations-based craft by building lessons that accommodate diverse learners!

79. Awakening the Teacher Leader in You

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/6/2019 to 3/12/2020

Location: LS3

2 Session Series
LEADERSHIP
How can Teacher Leadership (TL) improve school climate and student learning? During these two days participants will define teacher leadership, explore formal and informal roles and discuss various ways that schools can incorporate teacher leadership to improve instructional practice and student learning. This institute will provide current resources and embed facilitation techniques to engage adult learners in collaborative work.

Day 1

● Beliefs
● Define Teacher Leadership
● Self Assessment NEA TL Competencies and Model TL Standards
● Various Roles for Teacher Leaders
● Many responsibilities that Teacher Leaders can accomplish
● Strategies and Barriers in Teacher Leadership
● Reflection

Day 2

● Competencies and Standards
● Adult Learning and Facilitation
● Trust: an exploration of both earning and giving trust
● Protocols to support learning
● Effective Action Planning
● Reflection and Next Steps

80. ELLs and Immigrant Students: Cultivating Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 12/9/2019

Location: LS1

Join us as we examine the role culture plays in student achievement. Learn how to engage students by mutually exploring their native cultures, addressing their cultural learning styles, and creating rigorous lessons using culturally relevant materials.
Together we will discuss cultural taboos, and role-play a variety of scenarios between teachers and immigrant parents to improve communication.
Enroll for this interactive workshop which will be both informative and enjoyable.

81. Youth Mental Health First Aid

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: Administrators, teachers, guidance counselors, security guards, nurses, etc.

Dates: 12/9/2019

Location: LL-A

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Youth Mental Health First Aid USA (School) is a 6 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The course teaches participants the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorder. Participants do not learn to diagnose, nor how to provide any therapy or counseling - rather, participants learn to support a youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan: ◆ Assess for risk of suicide or harm ◆ Listen nonjudgmentally ◆ Give reassurance and information ◆ Encourage appropriate professional help ◆ Encourage self-help and other support strategies

82. Mental Wellness, Mindfulness, Brain-based Learning - INVENTING SELF™

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/10/2019

Location: LS2

INVENTING SELF™ connects learners of all ages to their intuition, to the world around them, and to a sense of purpose in this experience of being alive.

Activities include:
• Exercises to enhance concentration and attention
• Hands-on activities to engage learners
• Tools to increase communication skills and introspection
• Strategies to connect yourself and your students to intuition

INVENTING SELF™ activities increase academic performance through social emotional well-being, mindfulness and happiness along with decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.

Participants will learn techniques for immediate application in their classrooms, as well as, in their personal lives.

83. Inventing Self: Not Your Typical Training

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/13/2019

Location: LS2

Having trouble connecting in a disconnected world?
Challenges of engaging students are increasing exponentially for a number of reasons, many of which are outside of our control. What can we do to help bring connection to a disconnected world?
INVENTING SELF™ connects learners of all ages to their intuition, to the world around them, and to a sense of purpose in this experience of being alive.
Activities include:
• Activities to cultivate creativity
• Hands-on understanding of neuroscience
• Breathing, meditation and yoga techniques to connect to the present moment
• Brain break activities to achieve optimal cognitive performance
• Teamwork challenges which increase communication skills and self-awareness
• Exposure to new potential passions
• Strategies to transform your classroom/office/school into a fun, engaging and safe place for creativity to thrive

INVENTING SELF™ activities increase academic performance, social emotional well-being and happiness along with decreasing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.

84. Mathematics is Not a Spectator Sport

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: elementary teachers

Dates: 12/16/2019

Location: LS3

This workshop will examine:

• How students learn math
• How to create a positive climate for students to learn and apply math concepts
• How to evaluate a math curriculum
• How to make problem solving the primary focus in teaching math
• The role of rote learning in teaching math
• Common errors children make in math calculations
• Using trade books to teach math
• Cow to connect math to the rest of the curriculum

85. Creating Suicide Safety in Schools

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: School crisis team members, administrators, mental health professionals, guidance counselors, nurses

Dates: 12/17/2019

Location: 1/2

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The 6-hour workshop is for school planning teams. Often several schools in a district or an area come together to host the training and each sends a planning team. What that planning team looks like varies greatly from school to school.

We provide a model that looks at 4 basic categories of preparedness/assets:
• Informed and skilled staff - training for faculty and ancillary staff to recognize warning signs and know what to do about it.
• Resilient students - Developmentally appropriate education programming to support protection and resilience.
• Tools and resources to identify students at risk for suicide, assess the level of risk, provide intervention appropriate to the level of risk.
• A planned response following a suicide of a school community member (student, staff or parent). And then two foundational supports:
• Policies, protocols and procedures
• Community/parent engagement and support.
This workshop is designed to help school personnel:
• Assess existing suicide prevention and response readiness
• Receive guidance in current best practice in school based suicide prevention
• Develop a customized implementation plan
• Access free and low cost resources

86. Finding and Supporting the Gifted & Talented Learner

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Audience: District Leaders, Superintendents, Building Leaders, Department Chairs, Social Workers, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/17/2019

There is a demographic subgroup that is often overlooked. It is accepted that a district strives to meet the needs of *all* learners. How, then, is your district supporting the needs of Gifted & Talented students?

Differentiation for Gifted & Talented students is challenging to design; it is more than simply assigning "extra work". Because of their academic success, these students educational needs are often overlooked or not met. Often these students are not intellectually challenged or stimulated; and extra-curricular clubs are not always the right answer.

Whether you are looking to re-vamp or create a Gifted & Talented program, or provide enrichment for all students, this workshop provides best instructional practices to motivate and energize the learning environment, not just for accelerated students, but for the entire learning community!

Activities include:
• Student-centered, interdisciplinary curriculum
• Brain break activities to achieve optimal cognitive performance
• Teamwork challenges which increase communication skills between learners of all levels
• Exposure to new potential passions
• Strategies to transform your classroom/school into a fun, engaging and challenging center for learning
The workshop series will open on February 6, 2020 with Hearing Student's Voices: Be-fore, During, and After Instruction, offered by Dr. Roberta Levitt, Associate Professor, Long Island University and Literacy Consultant. On February 27, 2020, Debra Wachtler and Dina Maiella-Marro from D.E.I. will discuss, Making Grammar Stick: Embedding Grammar into our Everyday Practice. On March 12, 2020, Linda Maria Frank, author of the Annie Tillery Mysteries, will offer, An Introduction to Solving Mys-teries. On March 26, 2020 Dr. Michael A. Grimaldi, Principal, E.M. Baker Elementary School, Great Neck, will present, Mirrors or Doors: The texts our children interact with shape their minds, as well as our world. On April 2, 2020, Dr. Wafa Deeb-Westervelt, Assistant Superintendent, Port Washington S.D., will offer, Effective Strategies for Sup-porting English Language Learners.

Outcomes: With the knowledge gained, participants will be able to incorporate the Next Generation NYS English Language Arts and Literacy Learning Standards in their les-sons, which will:
• Be aligned with college and work expectations
• Be informed of educational programs and practices in other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society

The Nassau Reading Council (NRC) is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, New York State Education Department (NYSED). NRC workshops are designed to help participants meet NYSED Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) Requirement (TEACH system).

Materials Fee: $35.00 per series, payable to Nassau Reading Council on the first day of the series. The series is free for Nassau

88. Wilson Reading System Advanced Strategies for MSL Group Instruction

Program: Curriculum & Instruction: Regional PD

Dates: 5/12/2020 to 5/14/2020

Location: LS2

Prerequisite: WRS Level 1 certification & Bachelor's Degree in education or a related field.

This workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepares participants for the WRS Group Mastery Practicum.
Topics include:
• Ensuring and assessing group mastery
• Maximizing group success while meeting individual needs
• Application and integration of skills
• Concept development vs. fluency
• Planning and practicing lesson plan Blocks 1, 2, and 3 for groups
• Strategies for effective vocabulary and comprehension instruction