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1. Secondary School Librarian Network

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 6/5/2024

The Secondary School Librarian Network is a forum to support school librarians as leaders in their educational community on program development, curricular development, educator collaboration, and advocacy. School librarians will share successes, ideas, and strategies for professional growth and to build a network of peers. All school librarians are invited to join.

2. Elementary School Librarian Network

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 6/5/2024

The Elementary School Librarian Network is a forum to support school librarians as leaders in their educational community on program development, curricular development, educator collaboration, and advocacy. School librarians will share successes, ideas, and strategies for professional growth and to build a network of peers. All school librarians are invited to join.

3. Communications Coordinators (Liaison) and Council Joint Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 6/12/2024

The School Library System Council meets regularly to recommend policy, perform long-range and short-range planning, including overseeing the development of the system's Plan of Service. Participants will also work to approve the annual system budget, the system's annual report, and to evaluate the system's services.

4. High School Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Teacher Leaders, Science Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 4/25/2024

The Science Curriculum Council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to keep informed of recent changes in Science curriculum, instruction, and assessment in New York State and provide direction for Science Education in Rockland County. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate on Science teaching and learning in order to best prepare students for success. In addition, under advisement from Rockland Assistant Superintendents for Instruction, this collegial group will assess professional development needs for Rockland Science educators and will plan future workshops to provide secondary teachers with an informative and intellectually stimulating experience.

5. ELA Curriculum Council Grades 6-12

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Administrators, ELA Chairperson

Dates: 10/26/2023 to 4/30/2024

Are you a Literacy Leader in your District? If you are, this council is an ideal opportunity for you to come share ideas, resources and strategies with your colleagues from across the county. The council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) who will meet four times throughout the school year during rotating half day sessions.

During the councils, participants will examine instructional strategies and best practices currently being implemented in classrooms across the county in ELA. Updates from the State Education Department will be shared along with how to navigate the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards.

The council provides an opportunity for collaboration with Literacy colleagues across the districts to discuss professional development needs, best practices, vertical alignment across grade levels and provide direction for ELA instruction in Rockland County.

Participants will be added to the list serv to raise questions and get answers from all members of the council!

6. Elementary Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Elementary Science Teachers, Elementary Technology Teachers, Science Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 10/26/2023 to 4/11/2024

The Science Curriculum Council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to keep informed of recent changes in Science curriculum, instruction, and assessment in New York State and provide direction for Science Education in Rockland County. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate on Science teaching and learning in order to best prepare students for success. In addition, under advisement from Rockland Assistant Superintendents for Instruction, this collegial group will assess professional development needs for Rockland Science educators and will plan future workshops to provide secondary teachers with an informative and intellectually stimulating experience. This council will be using a hybrid, in-person/virtual meeting format.

7. ELA Curriculum Council Grades K-5

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/27/2023 to 5/2/2024

Are you a Literacy Leader in your District? If you are, this council is an ideal opportunity for you to come share ideas, resources and strategies with your colleagues from across the county. The ELA council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) who will meet four times throughout the school year during rotating half day sessions.

During the councils, participants will examine instructional strategies and best practices currently being implemented in classrooms across the county in ELA. Updates from the State Education Department will be shared along with how to navigate the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards.

The council provides an opportunity for collaboration with Literacy colleagues across the districts to discuss professional development needs, best practices, vertical alignment across grade levels and provide direction for ELA instruction in Rockland County.

Participants will be added to the list serv to raise questions and get answers from all members of the council!

8. Secondary Social Studies Curriculum Council facilitated by Pat Krizan

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Social Studies Lead Teachers, Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 11/6/2023 to 5/20/2024

The Social Studies Curriculum Council will meet for four half day sessions to keep informed of NYSED updates in social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment and provide direction for social studies education in Rockland County. Council members will keep abreast of and share best practices in the varied aspects of the Seal of Civic Readiness. In addition, members will have the opportunity to collaborate on social studies teaching and learning in order to best prepare students for success.

9. Middle School (Grades 6-8) Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Teacher Leaders, Science Department Chairs/Supervisors, Administrators

Dates: 11/9/2023 to 5/7/2024

The Science Curriculum Council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) to keep informed of recent changes in Science curriculum, instruction, and assessment in New York State and provide direction for Science Education in Rockland County. Council members will have the opportunity to collaborate on Science teaching and learning in order to best prepare students for success. In addition, under advisement from Rockland Assistant Superintendents for Instruction, this collegial group will assess professional development needs for Rockland Science educators and will plan future workshops to provide secondary teachers with an informative and intellectually stimulating experience.

10. Integrated ENL Co-Teaching Series

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: ENL and content area co-teaching partnerships, dually certified ENL and content area teachers

Dates: 1/4/2024 to 3/20/2024

This series will help co-teaching pairs to understand, plan for, and successfully implement Integrated ENL Co-Teaching in their content area classes. This series will discuss the NYS Co-Teaching Topic Briefs and reference the book Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection by Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld. Session 1 will focus on building co-teaching relationships, culturally responsive sustaining education, and instructional strategies. Session 2 will focus on co-planning practices and routines. Session 3 will focus on co-teaching models. Opportunities for implementation of the practices and strategies will be embedded throughout the series. We strongly recommend that ENL teachers attend this series with one co-teacher to allow pairs to strengthen their relationship and dedicate time within each session to planning upcoming units and lessons that they will co-teach together. Dually certified ENL and content area teachers are also encouraged to register. All participants must bring a device to access materials and participate in activities.

11. Adult CPR/AED UPDATE Course for Coaches

Program: Coaching Courses

Dates: 3/4/2024

Starting Soon
This course satisfies the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 2 years.

This class starts at 5:00PM

Location at Spring Valley High School in the upper gym.

Please use the entrance for athletics.

COVID-19 Procedures will be enforced.

12. Adult CPR/AED FULL Course for Coaches

Program: Coaching Courses

Dates: 3/4/2024

Starting Soon
This course satisfies the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 2 years.

This class starts at 7:00PM

Location at Spring Valley High School in the upper gym.

Please use the entrance for athletics.

COVID-19 Procedures will be enforced.

13. First Aid Update for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Coaching Courses

Audience: Coaches

Dates: 3/5/2024

Starting Soon
Individuals who apply for a Temporary Coaching License Renewal or a Professional Coaching License or License Renewal must obtain a valid (not expired) first aid certificate of completion by completing either an Initial or Review course (not a Challenge or fully online course).

This course is required every 3 years to maintain First Aid Certification.

14. Full First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Coaching Courses

Audience: Coaches

Dates: 3/6/2024 to 3/8/2024

Starting Soon
This course satisfies the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 3 years. After 3 years the First Aid Refresher Course is required to maintain certification.

15. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Instructional Strategies for Educators of ELLs/MLs (K-12) - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Content area teachers and ENL teachers K-12

Dates: 3/14/2024

Closed
TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL During this workshop educators will enrich their teaching methods and establish inclusivity within their classrooms for English Language Learners/Multilingual Students (ELLs/MLs). * Educators will dive into regional data to gain insights into the linguistic proficiencies of ELLs/MLs in the classroom. * Educators will gain understanding of language acquisition and proficiency levels and discuss supports for ELLs/MLs. * Educators will immerse themselves in innovative instructional strategies including scaffolding techniques and nurturing language-rich environments. * Educators will learn to craft assessments aligned with language proficiency levels. Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials. Workshop Fee: Free For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

16. March 15 Supt. Conference Day - World Languages - Regional Follow-up to CI Seminar

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: World Language Teachers, Department Heads and World Language Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

Dates: 3/15/2024

***ATTENTION WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS ***

A full-day interactive workshop for language departments that takes the learnings from the first seminar that focused on language input. This follow-up puts emphasis on language output including the topics of addressing grammar instruction and developing a reading program.

Key Learning Areas:



• Recap: Brief overview of Comprehensible Input to refresh key learning and introduce concepts to those who may not have attended the CI seminar



• Bridging to Output: Scaffolded speaking & writing Activities that extend CI to output modes



• Grammar: The integration of acquired grammar from CI-focused instruction and explicit grammar (when, how much, learner outcomes).



• Reading: The use of CI leveled readers as context for vocabulary and grammar acquisition



• Assessment: Ideas that align with acquisition-driven instruction

(NOTE: Districts will be billed based on the numbers of teachers enrolled)

17. March 15 Supt. Conference Day - World Languages - Regional Follow-up to CI Seminar (Non-Component)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: World Language Teachers, Department Heads and World Language Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

Dates: 3/15/2024

***ATTENTION WORLD LANGUAGE TEACHERS ***

A full-day interactive workshop for language departments that takes the learnings from the first seminar that focused on language input. This follow-up puts emphasis on language output including the topics of addressing grammar instruction and developing a reading program.

Key Learning Areas:





• Recap: Brief overview of Comprehensible Input to refresh key learning and introduce concepts to those who may not have attended the CI seminar





• Bridging to Output: Scaffolded speaking & writing Activities that extend CI to output modes





• Grammar: The integration of acquired grammar from CI-focused instruction and explicit grammar (when, how much, learner outcomes).





• Reading: The use of CI leveled readers as context for vocabulary and grammar acquisition





• Assessment: Ideas that align with acquisition-driven instruction

18. Supt. Conference Day Rockland County Health and PE Professional Development

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Schedule for the day:
9:00-9:45 Caitlin Demuro, teacher at Clarkstown North HS, presenting on Dot Ball 360 a K-12 PE activity she presented on at 2023 NYSAHPERD.

10:00-11:00 Elyse Loughlin: NYSED Associate for HPE, will be presenting an engaging exploration of the latest in New York State Physical Education Standards and NYSED priorities. We'll dive deep into the core aspects, dissecting what they mean for you and your students in practical terms. "This isn't your average sit-and-listen affair - get ready to roll up your sleeves and get active!”

11:45-12:45 Kayla Cabacungan: Rockland Council on Alcoholism & Other Drug Dependence, Inc., Fentanyl presentation and Administration of Narcan Training (Each participant will receive a certification as trained in Narcan Administration ** Those off site viewing stream will not be eligible for Narcan certification)

12:45-1:15 Vincent Sangiuolo: teacher from Suffern Central will present on Enthusiasm, Instant Activities, and Technology Integration into PE

Entire event will be livestreamed (off-site participants not eligible for Narcan certification).

19. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Supt. Conference Day - An Informational Guide to Migrant Students & Trauma

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School Staff

Dates: 3/15/2024

In January 2023, U.S. Customs and Border Protection revealed significant encounters with approximately 16,182 migrants daily. Of particular concern was the sharp increase in the number of children and families attempting to enter the U.S., with figures more than doubling during the same period. Their journey is often fraught with numerous challenges and obstacles.

It is crucial to recognize that when children undergo such stressful and traumatic experiences, it is imperative to provide them with the necessary support to develop coping skills and address the aftermath of these hardships.

By acknowledging the realities these students face and proactively implementing supportive measures, we can help them navigate through their difficulties, foster resilience, and ensure they have an equal opportunity to thrive in their educational pursuits.

This workshop will:
Build awareness of the various traumas and stresses that can affect many of our students, specifically undocumented immigrant students

Identify strategies and best practices to support both educators and students

Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials.

20. Celebrating Multilingual Learners with the Creative Curriculum for UPK Teachers Only

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Preschool teachers who teach with Creative Curriculum

Dates: 3/15/2024

During this session, participants will identify practices and strategies that support the needs of multi-language learners and facilitate children's acquisition of English while also supporting home language development.

To bolster the connection between home and school, participants will examine strategies that strengthen family partnerships and learn how the learning environment can honor the cultures and languages of children and their families.

Finally, participants will explore ways to accurately assess children who speak a home language other than English.

21. Mosaics with Shaina Aiyana Dunn - Session One

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

An introduction to mosaics. Participants will learn how to create a design from beginning to end while considering the principles of design and color theory. Practical information will be given on how to design lessons with students of various ages. Participants will be designing and creating tiled coasters that they will be able to take home with them.

Shaina Aiyana Dunn is an artist and art educator with 20 years of experience. She has her BS in Art Education, BFA in Ceramics, MA in Studio Art and a Master's in Education Administration. Shaina is an established ceramic artist, although she also enjoys working in a variety of other mediums. Shaina began her teaching career in Newburgh, NY before taking a job at Clarkstown North in 2006 where she has spent the last 18 years developing and expanding the ceramics program. Shaina took on the role of Art Department Chair in 2021 and continues to teach the advanced and college level clay courses. In addition to these roles, Shaina has an extensive background in camp administration which has aided her in developing her skill set in community building and program development.

Districts will be charged based upon participation plus a $5 materials fee.

22. Murals with Alice Mizrachi - Session One

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the step-by-step process of brainstorming and scaling up for mural development, enabling you to create collaborative murals at your school.

Alice Mizrachi is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Alice's activist ideology is weaved into her studio, public art, and education practices. She has shown with the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Albright-Knox Museum; taught at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brown University, The Laundromat Project, and BRIC Arts while also being featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest. Currently, Alice has a public sculpture on view at Edward Hopper House Museum in Nyack entitled "Renaissance Women”. Alice is committed to working within communities to create public art that is relevant to the site it is placed. She enjoys creating an impact with her art by working collaboratively with youth and residents to develop art in neighborhoods. Alice is a graduate of Parsons School of Design.

Districts will be charged based upon participation plus a $5 materials fee.

23. Printing with the Sun: Cyanotype Workshop with Poramit Thantapalit - Session One

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

Learn about the cyanotype process and produce distinctive blue images by using sunlight or UV light. During this workshop, participants will learn how apply chemistry to paper and print unique cyanotypes using a sunlight exposure. Participants will also be introduced to pre-made, inexpensive cyanotype paper that can be used in the classroom.

Topics will include:
1. Introduce and a brief history of cyanotypes and photograms.
2. Paper selection and other materials, such as fabric and wood.
3. Coating and exposing materials.
4. Create final prints of their choosing.


A native of Thailand, Poramit Thantapalit has a degree in journalism and a master's in computer graphics from New York Institute of Technology. He has over 15 years experience as a graphic designer, artist and photographer with global marketing organizations. His installations and artworks have been exhibited at the Arcadia Earth Museum, National Academy Museum, the James Rose Center, IPCNY Print Fest at Robert Miller Gallery, the Jersey City Theater, and the Sodertalje Arts Gallery in Sweden. His installation "Masked Arts” that he created during the pandemic was featured in the New York Times Sunday edition in May 2021. Poramit now lives in New Jersey.

Districts will be charged based upon participation.

24. School Library System Superintendents' Conference Day 2024

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 3/15/2024

While motivation and engagement remain important factors influencing young people's reading development, prioritizing joyful reading eludes many school communities. Why does reading enjoyment matter? What attitudes and conditions foster joy? In this workshop, Donalyn Miller, author of The Joy of Reading and The Book Whisperer, will frame the importance of reading joy and share practical ideas and current resources.

MediaFlex will walk participants through the latest updates to the OPALS library automation software. MediaFlex will answer questions and collect feedback from Rockland School Districts about needed and desired future developments to support teaching and learning in school libraries.

Meet the new Ramapo Catskill Library System's new Youth Services Consultant. The new consultant will lead a discussion of award winning titles and exciting books for which to watch in 2024. Participants will have the opportunity to share favorite and anticipated titles for both elementary and secondary schools with colleagues.

Lunch will be provided.

25. Supt. Conference Day - Building Blocks of Resilience

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Dates: 3/15/2024

Resilience is understood as a dynamic developmental process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, and toxic stress. Research on resilience has evolved over the years, and it is important to understand the multi-dimensional factors that impact an individual's capacity to experience resilience.

While there are individual strategies that can be learned and utilized to buffer the effects of adversity and trauma, it is equally important to recognize that individuals' capacity for resilience can be easily undermined by circumstances, environments, and systems. This interactive workshop will provide opportunity for participants to identify and develop strategies to promote resilience and create environments that foster healing and protection from the impact of adversity.

CEUs for Social Workers will be available for an additional cost.

Cost of workshop will be divided by the number of participants.

26. The Fundamentals of Drawing the Face with Lauren Rudolph - Session One

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

Sketching the portrait is learning to see big shapes and slowly break them down into smaller shapes and details. In this workshop, I will be guiding you through this process. We will start very light and loose and then bring depth and detail to create the illusion of a portrait. We will learn how to see connections and create bridges with pencils. Sketching is a vital process in learning to see and to translate what we see. We are connecting to the surface of the subject with our sketching practice as if we are there with the person that we are sketching. We imagine the movement from dark to light and how that might be expressed on a flat surface. It's all about connection. Lauren Rudolph currently lives in Nyack, NY where she works as a portrait artist and instructor. From a very early age Lauren was drawn to portraiture. She has always had a fascination with the face and the essence of what it means to be human. Connection is the main inspiration behind her art and the basis for the visual stories she shares.

Early in her creative life, pastels were her medium of choice, but she was deeply inspired by paint which she has explored through both acrylics and oils. She feels that there is a life and energy in painting that is full of depth and that there is so much to yet uncover.

Lauren began her college education at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and received her BA in art from the University at Albany.

Districts will be charged based upon participation and a $5 materials fee.

27. HVSW FACS Teachers - Supt. Conference Day March 15th

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: HVSW FACS Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
HVSW FACS Invites you to join us for a day of professional development in Orange County NY. The day will begin at 9:30am with a tour of Satin Fine Foods located in Chester NY. Satin is the leading manufacturer of icing and decorating products. We will be getting a behind the scenes tour of the factory.

Following the tour, we will go to Pennings Farm for a delicious Farm to Table lunch and time to collaborate on lesson plans with an emphasis on field trips for your FACS students. Suffern High School FACS teachers will share their experience with their recent field trip to the Institute of Culinary Education.

Cost: Lunch is paid for by participant.

28. Mosaics with Shaina Aiyana Dunn - Session Two

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

An introduction to mosaics. Participants will learn how to create a design from beginning to end while considering the principles of design and color theory. Practical information will be given on how to design lessons with students of various ages. Participants will be designing and creating tiled coasters that they will be able to take home with them.

Shaina Aiyana Dunn is an artist and art educator with 20 years of experience. She has her BS in Art Education, BFA in Ceramics, MA in Studio Art and a Master's in Education Administration. Shaina is an established ceramic artist, although she also enjoys working in a variety of other mediums. Shaina began her teaching career in Newburgh, NY before taking a job at Clarkstown North in 2006 where she has spent the last 18 years developing and expanding the ceramics program. Shaina took on the role of Art Department Chair in 2021 and continues to teach the advanced and college level clay courses. In addition to these roles, Shaina has an extensive background in camp administration which has aided her in developing her skill set in community building and program development.

Districts will be charged based upon participation plus a $5 materials fee.

29. Murals with Alice Mizrachi - Session Two

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the step-by-step process of brainstorming and scaling up for mural development, enabling you to create collaborative murals at your school.

Alice Mizrachi is an interdisciplinary artist based in New York. Alice's activist ideology is weaved into her studio, public art, and education practices. She has shown with the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and The Albright-Knox Museum; taught at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brown University, The Laundromat Project, and BRIC Arts while also being featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Architectural Digest. Currently, Alice has a public sculpture on view at Edward Hopper House Museum in Nyack entitled "Renaissance Women”. Alice is committed to working within communities to create public art that is relevant to the site it is placed. She enjoys creating an impact with her art by working collaboratively with youth and residents to develop art in neighborhoods. Alice is a graduate of Parsons School of Design.

Districts will be charged based upon participation plus a $5 materials fee.

30. Printing with the Sun: Cyanotype Workshop with Poramit Thantapalit - Session Two

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

Learn about the cyanotype process and produce distinctive blue images by using sunlight or UV light. During this workshop, participants will learn how apply chemistry to paper and print unique cyanotypes using a sunlight exposure. Participants will also be introduced to pre-made, inexpensive cyanotype paper that can be used in the classroom.

Topics will include:
1. Introduce and a brief history of cyanotypes and photograms.
2. Paper selection and other materials, such as fabric and wood.
3. Coating and exposing materials.
4. Create final prints of their choosing.


A native of Thailand, Poramit Thantapalit has a degree in journalism and a master's in computer graphics from New York Institute of Technology. He has over 15 years experience as a graphic designer, artist and photographer with global marketing organizations. His installations and artworks have been exhibited at the Arcadia Earth Museum, National Academy Museum, the James Rose Center, IPCNY Print Fest at Robert Miller Gallery, the Jersey City Theater, and the Sodertalje Arts Gallery in Sweden. His installation "Masked Arts” that he created during the pandemic was featured in the New York Times Sunday edition in May 2021. Poramit now lives in New Jersey.

Districts will be charged based upon participation.

31. The Fundamentals of Drawing the Face with Lauren Rudolph - Session Two

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Art Teachers

Dates: 3/15/2024

New
Visual Art Educators Supt. Conference Day

Sketching the portrait is learning to see big shapes and slowly break them down into smaller shapes and details. In this workshop, I will be guiding you through this process. We will start very light and loose and then bring depth and detail to create the illusion of a portrait. We will learn how to see connections and create bridges with pencils. Sketching is a vital process in learning to see and to translate what we see. We are connecting to the surface of the subject with our sketching practice as if we are there with the person that we are sketching. We imagine the movement from dark to light and how that might be expressed on a flat surface. It's all about connection. Lauren Rudolph currently lives in Nyack, NY where she works as a portrait artist and instructor. From a very early age Lauren was drawn to portraiture. She has always had a fascination with the face and the essence of what it means to be human. Connection is the main inspiration behind her art and the basis for the visual stories she shares.

Early in her creative life, pastels were her medium of choice, but she was deeply inspired by paint which she has explored through both acrylics and oils. She feels that there is a life and energy in painting that is full of depth and that there is so much to yet uncover.

Lauren began her college education at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and received her BA in art from the University at Albany.

Districts will be charged based upon participation and a $5 materials fee.

32. Supt. Conference Day - Supporting Students with Limited/Interrupted Formal Education/ELL with Metamorphosis

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/15/2024

This workshop addresses needs of Students with Limited/Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE), who often also come with developing English language skills. Metamorphosis is recognized internationally for the pre-eminent provider of Content Coaching and its innovative, effective, and cutting-edge ideas and proven practices for transforming schools into thriving multi-generational learning communities.

Metamorphosis coaches have experience working at every level of the system- they work with classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators and coaches as well as building and district administrators. Their experience as consultants in a variety of school settings including urban, suburban, and rural schools and districts, uniquely qualify them to productively serve a multitude of schools and districts. Districts will be charged based on number of participants.

33. Supt. Conference Day - Workplace and Compassion Resilience

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists

Dates: 3/15/2024

Building on our understanding of the factors involved in resilience, this workshop will provide a more robust understanding of the factors that contribute to workplace stress, burnout, and fatigue in school personnel. This knowledge will be applied to a model for workplace and compassion resilience that emphasizes the multiple domains in which resilience is experienced.

CEUs for Social Workers will be available for an additional cost.

Cost of workshop will be divided by the number of participants.

34. Curriculum Council - Early Childhood Transitions Conference 2024

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Pre-K, Kindergarten, ESL/ENL, Special Education and Speech teachers, Family Resource, Reading Specialists, Reading Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/22/2024

This half day Early Childhood Transitions Conference will focus on a variety of topics in Pre-K and K education. Workshops will provide hands-on experience with strategies and activities. Some workshops include: "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) and Trauma Sensitive Practices for Early Childhood”, "Unleash Creativity in the Classroom”, "Hands-on Science”, Using Mindfulness Practices as a Tool to Regulate Emotions…”, "Building a Playground of Numbers”, Beauty and Wonder: Culturally Diverse Picture Books as Mentor Texts”, "Strategies to Meet the Linguistic Needs of Multilingual Learners”, and "Thinking in Three Dimensions: STEAM Education at the Haverstraw Brick Museum”.

(Forms to sign-up for workshops with descriptions will be sent via email to participants after registering on MLP.)

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024 Fee: includes materials and Continental breakfast

35. Leading for Equity: A Transformative Systems Approach with Dr. Paul Gorski

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Building and District Leaders

Dates: 3/26/2024

The trouble with equity initiatives in most schools and districts is not usually a lack of interest in or effort toward equity. Rather, it's that too many popular equity initiatives do not actually create more equity. The purpose of this workshop is to move us toward a more transformative, meaningful vision for equity leadership based on systems understandings and strategies for sustainable change. We will explore a set of basic principles or values that guide meaningful equity leadership, how to move people toward that vision, and even how to manage some of the resistance that might pop up when we're serious about equity. This workshop is for building- and district-level leaders such as principals, superintendents, equity specialists, curriculum directors, and others who are attempting to move the proverbial needle on equity. It also will be of interest to teachers and others who are passionate about supporting equity efforts in their schools and districts. Participants will receive a copy of the book, Fix Injustice, Not Kids and Other Principles for Transformative Equity Leadership.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to attend.

Dr. Paul Gorski is the founder of the Equity Literacy Institute and EdChange. He has 25 years of experience helping educators, nonprofit workers, and others strengthen their equity efforts. He has worked with educators in 48 states and a dozen countries. He also is the research director of the Equity Literacy Institute, conducting and collaborating on research and other scholarship related to maximizing the transformative potential of equity efforts. Paul has published more than 70 articles and has written, co-written, or co-edited twelve books on various aspects of educational equity.

36. Getting Started with Sora in your School Library and Classroom: Secondary Schools

Program: School Library System

Audience: Pk-12 School Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2024

Harness the power of available eBooks and audiobooks by accessing the Rockland School Libraries Sora Collection from the School Library System. Participants in this course will discuss strategies to locate sources of free, quality eBooks and audiobooks, become familiar with library system and district collections, examine accessibility features and functions, and explore the promises and limitations of eBooks and audiobooks. See your School Librarian for help with district-specific access information for Sora.

37. Getting Started with Sora in your School Library and Classroom: Elementary Schools

Program: School Library System

Audience: Pk-12 School Librarians, Classroom Teachers

Dates: 4/9/2024

Harness the power of available eBooks and audiobooks by accessing the Rockland School Libraries Sora Collection from the School Library System. Participants in this course will discuss strategies to locate sources of free, quality eBooks and audiobooks, become familiar with library system and district collections, examine accessibility features and functions, and explore the promises and limitations of eBooks and audiobooks. See your School Librarian for help with district-specific access information for Sora.

38. NYSITELL Administration Training - at Rockland BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE #23120]

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content and General Education Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Building Leaders, Curriculum Administrators

Dates: 4/10/2024

The NYSITELL is the tool used for the identification of students as English Language Learners (ELLs). This workshop is designed to train participants in the administration of the NYSITELL. The NYSITELL must be administered by qualified personnel (NYS certified TESOL, bilingual teachers, administrators or NYS certified teachers who have been trained in language acquisition and culturally responsive practices.) This training is appropriate for anyone new to or who would like to review the NYSITELL administration procedures. Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials. Fee: Free For questions regarding this activity, please contact Beverly Guity.

39. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] NYSESLAT Administration Training - at Rockland BOCES

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 4/11/2024

Closed
TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL Participants will learn about the New York State English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT) structure and administration, and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the NYSESLAT exam. Workshop fee: Free For questions regarding this activity, please contact Rachael Wasilewski-Alcantara.

40. Connecting Communities: Promoting Success for all Students - SLS Annual Joint Conference

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Educators

Dates: 4/12/2024

School libraries provide environments in which collaboration, innovation, and creative problem solving thrive. This conference looks at the role school libraries can and do play in advancing success for all students by leveraging collaborative relationships with faculty, families and caregivers, and community partners. Gain skills, ideas, and support for building and sustaining collaboration and coordination between the library media program, classrooms, and the community.

Early Bird Special: Before March 15, 2024 - $125.00. After March 15, 2024 - $150.00.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact jcannell@swboces.org.

41. Math Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Lempp (Grades K-6)

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers of grades K-6

Dates: 4/30/2024

Participants will build an understanding of what Math Workshop is and how to get started. Exploration of the three structures of Math Workshop will allow participants to see the model through the lens of teacher and student. Activities to support differentiation will be shared, and connections will be made to existing curriculum and school/district goals. These sessions can be grade band specific or open to all staff.

42. Raising Awareness: Immigration, Unaccompanied Minors & A Few Things You Need to Know - at Rockland BOCES [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120]

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 5/9/2024

TO REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ENROLL AT ROCKLAND BOCES' SITE: CLICK HERE TO ENROLL Currently, there are over 11.4 million undocumented immigrants residing and working in communities throughout the United States. These individuals have, on average, lived in the country for 16 years and play vital roles as parents, grandparents, and siblings to an additional 10.2 million family members. According to recent data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, agents encountered approximately 16,182 migrants per day in January 2023. Notably, during the same period, the number of children and families seeking to enter the U.S. more than doubled. This workshop will help to build awareness of the various experiences of students and families, specifically undocumented immigrants. Participants should bring a device to access workshop materials. Cost: Free For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBERN.

43. ****ONLINE****IDENTIFICATION & REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE & MALTREATMENT - THIS IS AN ON LINE COURSE AND FOR REGISTRATION PURPOSES

Program: SAVE and Child Abuse Awareness

Audience: Classroom teachers, teaching assts, educ in adm/supv service, coaches, persons NY State cert/license

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2024)

This is an ONLINE course. Candidates applying for New York State certification/license, in New York State, must complete two hours of course work in Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment in accordance with Education Law. Rockland BOCES is providing a two-hour fully online certification course that fulfills this requirement. A certificate will be issued to participants at the completion of this course.

Participants register thru MyLearningPlan. Upon receipt of payment, each registrant will receive an online account.

Usernames, enrollment password for the course, and link to the course are then emailed to the student. Students may begin the course when they receive their account information. Participants do not have to wait until the date posted on this registration.

44. **ONLINE** Dignity For All Students (DASA) - 6 Hour Certification Course

Program: Dignity for All Students Act

Audience: Anyone needing training for certification

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2024)

WORK AT YOUR OWN PACE IN THIS 100% ONLINE COURSE

Effective December 31, 2013 all applicants for Certification are required to complete six clock hours of coursework or training in accordance with Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law. Rockland BOCES is pleased to be a provider of DASA Training. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Certification of Completion.

The coursework will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED TO RECEIVE LOGIN INFORMATION **NOTE - WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ONLINE PAYMENT**

A check may be mailed to:
Rockland BOCES
Attn: Stacy Muthig
Building 10 65 Parrott Rd,
West Nyack, NY 10994

If you have encryption software and can send credit card information through email - please email Stacy Muthig: smuthig@rboces.org. You may also contact Stacy to set up a time to provide credit card information over the phone.

Once payment is received you will receive your login credentials via email and you may begin the course right away!

No district approval and building required.

45. S.A.V.E. Online Class

Program: SAVE and Child Abuse Awareness

Audience: Classroom teachers, teaching assts, educ in adm/supv service, coaches, persons NY State cert/license

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 30, 2024)

Candidates applying for a New York State certification/license, must complete two hours of course work in school violence prevention (Schools Against Violence in Education) in accordance with Education Law. Rockland BOCES is providing a two-hour fully online certification course that fulfills this requirement. A certificate will be issued to participants at the completion of this course.

Participants register thru MyLearningPlan. Upon receipt of payment, each registrant will receive an online account. Once participants receive their account information, they may start the course. Participants do not have to wait until the date posted on the registration.

Usernames, enrollment password for the course, and link to the course are then emailed to the student.