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1. August 2021 Adult CPR/AED Course for Coaches

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 8/23/2021

Closed
This course satisfied the state guidelines for elementary and secondary coaching certification. This certificate is valid for 2 years.

All classes start at 6:00PM

Location at Spring Valley High School in the upper gym.

Please use the entrance for athletics.

COVID-19 Procedures will be enforced.

2. August 2021 Adult CPR/AED Course for Coaches

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 8/24/2021

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

All classes start 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.

3. August 2021 First Aid Update for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Coaching Courses

Audience: Coaches

Dates: 8/25/2021

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.

4. August 2021 Full First Aid Course for Coaches by Howard Arciniegas

Program: Coaching Courses

Audience: Coaches

Dates: 8/26/2021 to 8/28/2021

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.

5. APPR Re-calibration for Lead Evaluators

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Lead Evaluators previously trained in APPR

Dates: 9/22/2021

Starting Soon
During re-calibration this year we will be reviewing the Danielson/NYSUT rubric in relation to best practices for supporting a Hybrid Model with an emphasis on online Learning. Time will be spent discussing how to use the teacher evaluation rubric as a vehicle for productive professional conversations, with the goal of improving instructional practice for all learners.

APPR Recalibration training is for any administrator/department chair responsible for evaluating and coaching teachers as part of the evaluation process. This training will continue to address all of the state-prescribed components as well as any NYSED updates on the implementation and management of the APPR system. The emphasis will be on promoting inter-rater reliability/accuracy through use of video, artifacts and discussions in break-out rooms.

6. New Administrator Lead Evaluator Training- ONLINE HYBRID COURSE

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: New Administrators Responsible for Completing Teacher Observations

Dates: 9/28/2021

This training is for administrators who have not been previously trained in evidence-based inter-rater reliability. Lead evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews of teachers. Each district must certify that lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the APPR regulations.This training will include all of the state-prescribed components including the nine required elements.

The goal of this course is to provide training that emphasizes evidence-based, inter-rater reliability using your District approved rubric. To accomplish the goals of this training registrants will participate via a blackboard course and a live Zoom workshop. Once a participant has been approved to attend through their district, they will receive access to the Blackboard course to be completed prior to the live Zoom training. Participants will then receive the Zoom link the day before to participate in the live portion of the training.

Participants may Zoom on September 28th or October 7th.

At the conclusion of this training, a video will be used for participants to script evidence, code, and score according to the components of their District chosen APPR rubric.

All participant will receive a certificate of completion and CTLE hours.

7. Elementary Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

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

Dates: 9/29/2021 to 5/4/2022

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.

8. APPR Re-calibration for Lead Evaluators

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Lead Evaluators previously trained in APPR

Dates: 9/30/2021

During re-calibration this year we will be reviewing the Danielson/NYSUT rubric in relation to best practices for supporting a Hybrid Model with an emphasis on online Learning. Time will be spent discussing how to use the teacher evaluation rubric as a vehicle for productive professional conversations, with the goal of improving instructional practice for all learners.

APPR Recalibration training is for any administrator/department chair responsible for evaluating and coaching teachers as part of the evaluation process. This training will continue to address all of the state-prescribed components as well as any NYSED updates on the implementation and management of the APPR system. The emphasis will be on promoting inter-rater reliability/accuracy through use of video, artifacts and discussions in break-out rooms.

9. APPR Re-calibration for Lead Evaluators

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Lead Evaluators previously trained in APPR

Dates: 10/5/2021

During re-calibration this year we will be reviewing the Danielson/NYSUT rubric in relation to best practices for supporting a Hybrid Model with an emphasis on online Learning. Time will be spent discussing how to use the teacher evaluation rubric as a vehicle for productive professional conversations, with the goal of improving instructional practice for all learners.

APPR Recalibration training is for any administrator/department chair responsible for evaluating and coaching teachers as part of the evaluation process. This training will continue to address all of the state-prescribed components as well as any NYSED updates on the implementation and management of the APPR system. The emphasis will be on promoting inter-rater reliability/accuracy through use of video, artifacts and discussions in break-out rooms.

10. Equity Leadership PLC

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: School and District Administrators, racial equity leaders

Dates: 10/5/2021 to 1/4/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community of school and district leaders, and other leaders of equity work, to share/create resources, discuss successes and challenges, and to deepen our understanding of racial equity, especially as applied to the CR-SE Framework.

11. Secondary (6-12) Curriculum Council - Mathematics 2021-22

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/6/2021 to 6/1/2022

The Math Curriculum Council is a Professional Learning Community (PLC) who will meet for four half day sessions to keep informed of recent changes in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment initiatives from the New York State Education Department.

Our Curriculum Council will explore items related to improving curriculum and instruction for all students. There will be a focus on building capacity within your district as you transition to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

The council will participate in discussions focused on research based strategies and current best practices in mathematics, develop awareness and knowledge of the progressions across grade levels, develop a global view of mathematics across all levels, share technology resources and promote a culture of collective knowledge and expertise.

Council members will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on how to best prepare students for success.

Participants will have access to shared materials and become part of a list serv to raise questions and get answers, not just from Valerie, but from each other!

Price is per district and includes participation in both the Elementary and Secondary Math councils.

12. New Administrator Lead Evaluator Training- ONLINE HYBRID COURSE

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: New Administrators Responsible for Completing Teacher Observations

Dates: 10/7/2021

This training is for administrators who have not been previously trained in evidence-based inter-rater reliability. Lead evaluators are those who conduct summative annual professional performance reviews of teachers. Each district must certify that lead evaluators have been trained in the minimum requirements as outlined in the APPR regulations.This training will include all of the state-prescribed components including the nine required elements.

The goal of this course is to provide training that emphasizes evidence-based, inter-rater reliability using your District approved rubric. To accomplish the goals of this training registrants will participate via a blackboard course and a live Zoom workshop. Once a participant has been approved to attend through their district, they will receive access to the Blackboard course to be completed prior to the live Zoom training. Participants will then receive the Zoom link the day before to participate in the live portion of the training.

Participants may Zoom on September 28th or October 7th.

At the conclusion of this training, a video will be used for participants to script evidence, code, and score according to the components of their District chosen APPR rubric.

All participant will receive a certificate of completion and CTLE hours.
As of 8/24/20, NYSED's Office of State Assessment is accepting applications from schools wishing to use graphing calculator applications and district devices on Regents exams instead of traditional stand-alone handheld graphing calculators. Benefits of using apps in lieu of handheld calculators include, but are not limited to:
  • --Ability to use securely on school-issued Chromebooks/iPads
  • --Accessibility: free graphing calculator software that students can use on their own devices
  • --More intuitive user interface for students
  • --No pesky batteries
During this session, you will learn:
  1. Considerations for preparing students and teachers to use an online graphing calculator app
  2. Overview of technological needs
  3. Considerations for test security

In addition, you will begin to draft answers to your NYSED application to use a graphing calculator app.

To request the application from NYSED, the school Principal must email David.decker@nysed.gov.

14. Unpacking the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 10/12/2021

The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-SE) Framework calls upon educators to "explore the relationship between historical and contemporary conditions of inequality and ideas that shape access, participation, and outcomes for learners," and to "design and implement a student-centered learning environment that:

  • affirms racial and cultural identities and fosters positive academic outcomes
  • develops students' abilities to connect across cultures
  • empowers students as agents of social change
  • contributes to an individual's engagement, learning, growth, and achievement through the cultivation of critical thinking.

In this workshop, participants will become familiar with the CR-SE Framework, and take a deeper dive into some of the topics named in the framework as well as what this may look like in the classroom at various grade levels.

15. Math Curriculum Council: Elementary (K-5) 2021-22

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/13/2021 to 5/18/2022

The Math Curriculum Council will meet for four half day sessions to keep informed of recent changes in mathematics curriculum, instruction, and assessment initiatives from the New York State Education Department.

Our Curriculum Council will explore items related to improving curriculum and instruction for all students. There will be a focus on transitioning to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. The council will participate in discussions focused on research based strategies and current best practices in mathematics, develop awareness and knowledge of the progressions across grade levels, develop a global view of mathematics across all levels, share technology resources and promote a culture of collective knowledge and expertise.

Council members will have the opportunity to discuss and share ideas on how to best prepare students for success.

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

Program: Professional Development Center

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

Dates: 10/13/2021 to 4/27/2022

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.

17. (*ONLINE*) Let's Talk About Race

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/13/2021

This session is the first in a series of conversations about Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion--conversations that are necessary for the successful implementation of the NYSED CR-SE Framework. We will seek to have a common understanding of what is meant by terms like power, privilege, white supremacist culture, Critical Race Theory, racism--understandably triggering terms that are often thrown around social and news media--but that don't actually mean what people generally think they mean. This a welcoming, non-judgmental space for participants to explore all the hard questions about race--those (fairly common) questions that come from a genuine place of wanting to learn more, but worry may be "politically incorrect." Prior to each session, participants will be asked to watch a short video (<30 minutes) as a launching point for discussion.

18. AP Coordinators Forum

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: AP coordinators

Dates: 10/14/2021 to 4/13/2022

This is a forum for AP Coordinators to discuss challenges and best practices around managing the student registration process and exam administration. Additionally, this will provide you with the opportunity to review the latest updates from the College Board on the 2021-2022 AP exam cycle. Topics will include: October: APRO setup, placing your initial order February: adjusting your order, spring semester ordering April: preparing for the administration, fee reductions

19. IMSE 30 Hour Intermediate Orton-Gillingham Training (Grades 3-8)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/18/2021 to 10/22/2021

The IMSE Intermediate course is a hands-on, interactive, and personalized class that focuses on the importance of a Structured Literacy program. After participating in this training, teachers will have an awareness of how to assess and teach students with dyslexia as well as students in all three levels of RTI. The Intermediate Training is ideal for third grade general education students, fourth through twelfth grade remedial and special education students, and adults. This training will focus on advanced skills for mature learners who require foundational skills. The training will cover assessment, dictation of words and sentences, advanced spelling rules, decoding and encoding of all syllable types, morphology, and content area vocabulary strategies.

Texts, Readings, Instructional Resources Provided By IMSE * Intermediate Training Manual by IMSE

* Unlocking Literacy by Marcia K. Henry

* Encoding and Decoding Practice Workbook and Teacher Guide by IMSE

* Vocabulary Handbook by Linda Diamond and Linda Gutlohn

* How to Teach Spelling by Laura Toby Rudginsky and Elizabeth C. Haskell

* Morpheme Card Pack by IMSE

Course Requirements

Class participation and attendance: Teachers will sign in each morning and be required to attend all 30 hours. Teachers will observe lessons as well as create and practice their own.

Assignments: There will be four out-of-class assignments, which will consist of Daily Learning Outcomes. The questions will require teachers to respond to material covered during the day from the training as well as additional reading. Teachers will complete an in-class Final Learning Outcome.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

20. Mercy College with Rockland BOCES presents: Planning and Teaching Science and Engineering Practices, focusing on Engineering Investigations for the K-5 Classroom

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Chairs, STEM Teachers, Elementary Teachers (K-5), Middle School Science Teachers Welcome

Dates: 10/20/2021

Teachers will experience hands-on activities connected to online resources for science topics while learning about the NYSSLS Science and Engineering Practices through engineering design and investigation activities. Experience the engineering design process and use templates specially designed for this work with students so you can apply them to future explorations. Teachers will work in grade level bands (K-2 & 3-5) to try out the activities during this session that can be used immediately with students. This is a Hybrid format workshop. Zoom Link will be shared one day prior.

21. IMSE Comprehensive (K-2) Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hour)

Program: Professional Development Center

Dates: 10/25/2021 to 10/29/2021

IMSE Primary Orton-Gillingham Training (30 Hour)

The IMSE Comprehensive course is a hands-on, personalized session that provides an understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this training, teachers will be better able to assess, evaluate and teach children how to read, write, and spell proficiently.

Teachers will receive training with respect to: phonemic awareness, multi-sensory strategies for reading, writing and spelling, syllabication patterns for encoding / decoding, reciprocal teaching for reading comprehension, multi-sensory techniques for sight words, student assessment techniques and guidelines for weekly lesson plans.

Texts, Readings, Instructional Resources Provided By IMSE

* IMSE Comprehensive Training Manual by IMSE

* IMSE Assessment Manual

* Recipe for Reading

* IMSE Comprehensive Syllable Division Word Book

* Interventions for All: Phonological Awareness

* IMSE Phoneme/Grapheme Card Pack

* Access to IMSE's Interactive OG for 1 year

Course Requirements

Class participation and attendance: Teachers will sign in each morning and be required to attend all 30 hours. Teachers will observe lessons as well as create and practice their own.

Assignments: There will be four out-of-class assignments, which will consist of Daily Learning Outcomes. The questions will require teachers to respond to material covered during the day from the training as well as additional reading. Teachers will complete an in-class Final Learning Outcome.

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

22. Topics in Computational Thinking

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 10/26/2021

This workshop is geared towards educators who want to further their own skill in, and understanding of, the Computational Thinking strand of the NYSED standards for Computer Science and Digital Fluency. For the first portion of each session, participants will be introduced to topics in computational thinking, including how it can be applied in non-coding contexts. For the second portion of each session, participants will solve computational problems. Problems will be offered based on level of experience, and participants are free to use any language of their choice (e.g. Scratch, Scratch Jr., Code.org, JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, etc.). This workshop will be facilitated by Valerie Samn, a former software developer in primarily JavaScript, SQL, and Object-oriented programming with Java.

23. Appy Hour Sponsored by Mad-Learn

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 10/26/2021

Join us for a virtual networking happy hour with new ideas and cool prizes.

Learn how to empower student APPreneurs while you experience a rapid fire round of design-thinking and Mobile App Development, using MAD-learn.

Come wind down with us, meet some new friends, and learn how to prepare your students for STEM careers, no matter what you teach. No coding skills required!

$50 Amazon gift card for the best app created during the workshop!

Please Note: Mad-Learn is sponsoring this workshop and app contest as a part of Model Schools.

24. High School Science Curriculum Council

Program: Professional Development Center

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

Dates: 10/27/2021 to 4/27/2022

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.

25. Computer Science and Digital Fluency PLC

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: All

Dates: 10/28/2021 to 5/26/2022

This is a Professional Learning Community geared towards educators who want to co-create standards-aligned Computer Science materials, including, but not limited to:
  • K-5 curriculum map
  • Plugged and Unplugged lessons
  • Interdisciplinary lessons
  • Interdisciplinary courses

26. Rockland BOCES presents Paul Andersen (BOZEMAN SCIENCE): Performance Assessments and 3-Dimensional Instruction

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 12/7/2021



The addition of engineering design and an increased emphasis on the practices and crosscutting concepts can revolutionize science classrooms. However this revolution will only occur if science teachers fully understand the NYSSLS and make pedagogical changes in their classrooms. In this workshop, Paul Andersen will model 3-dimensional instruction with explicit mini-lessons that can change science classrooms immediately. Teachers will screen exemplary performance assessments and backward design learning plans they can use in their classes throughout the year.

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. He is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. He has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

A primary device (laptop, tablet, or desktop) is best for the conference. We do not recommend a secondary device (phone) for a Zoom call of this complexity.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.

27. ****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 Dec 31, 2021)

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.

28. **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 Dec 31, 2021)

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.

29. S.A.V.E. School Violence Prevention and Intervention- 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 Dec 31, 2021)

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.

30. Peter McLaren - Engaging Students: Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Sensemaking of Phenomena

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/26/2022

New
The New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) reflects the importance of every student's engagement with natural scientific phenomenon at the nexus of three dimensions of learning; Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. Of these three dimensions it is the dimension of crosscutting concepts which unify the study of science and engineering across all domains of science. Though the dimension of crosscutting concepts is essential to support student learning in science and engineering it is also the dimension that many educators have had the least experience in using in their practice.

This workshop will provide science educators at all levels with meaningful insights into how to use the dimension of crosscutting concepts to structure prompts that engage students in reasoning how and why phenomena occur. The intent of this session is to help participants create consistent and clear questions and prompts structured around crosscutting concepts that could be used within each phase of an instructional model such as the 5E model (Bybee & Landes, 1990). When crosscutting concepts are used consistently in classroom instruction, they provide a common language between educators and students. By designing questions and prompts using crosscutting concepts, they serve to structure student thinking to be directed to key aspect(s) of the phenomenon being investigated and sets the stage for meaningful formative assessment opportunities.

Educators will leave with:

  • a clear understanding that crosscutting concepts are not a product of instruction but, instead, an important part of the instructional process aligned to the NYSSLS.
  • an understanding of how to construct prompts and questions using crosscutting concepts.
  • an awareness of the importance of crosscutting concepts as familiar touchpoints between students and teachers.
  • a better perspective of how to make their lessons truly three dimensional.

31. Peter McLaren - Students Doing Science: Classroom Assessment of Student Science Performances

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: Science Teachers K-12

Dates: 1/26/2022

New
As educators embrace the implementation of the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) and incorporate three-dimensional science teaching and learning in their lessons a common question emerges; what does three-dimensional classroom science assessment look like?

This workshop is designed to provide educators with a collaborative process to create three-dimensional, lesson-focused, science assessments. Participants will build upon the phenomena they use in their lessons by designing lesson-based assessments "individual student performances” (ISPs) and accompanying rubrics using analogous phenomena. These ISPs flow directly from the lesson and provide the teacher with assessment information that can be used formatively and summatively yet the student see them as extensions of their lesson experience. This workshop is designed provide participants with a simple and easy-to-use protocol to create ISPs. Participants will collaborate in the assessment design process using resources and templates provided in the workshop.

Participants are encouraged to bring along lessons and laptops which they will use to create three-dimensional science assessments.

Peter McLaren is the Executive Director and Founder of Next Gen Education, LLC which works as a consultant with states, districts, and schools in support of the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards and other three-dimensional state science standards based on the Framework for K-12 Science Education (NRC, 2012). In his previous work Mr. McLaren served in several roles in the areas of science education practice and policy including Director of the State and District Support for Science at Achieve, Science and Technology Specialist at the Rhode Island Department of Education and President of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) serving as President from July 2010 until April 2013.

32. Rockland BOCES presents Paul Andersen (BOZEMAN SCIENCE): Using Evidence of Learning to Drive Instruction

Program: Professional Development Center

Audience: K-12 Science Educators

Dates: 3/16/2022



In this workshop teachers will use their student work to plan and refine effective learning in the science classroom. Teachers will use tools to evaluate evidence of student learning on assessments aligned to the NYSSLS. They will use these evaluations to refine 3-dimensional learning plans. Participation in the March workshop will benefit from attending the December training but it will not be required.

Paul Andersen is an educational consultant and YouTube creator living in Bozeman, MT. He is an experienced educator having taught science in Montana for 20 years. Paul was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. In addition to teaching, Paul has created hundreds of YouTube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students around the world. He has provided training for thousands of students, teachers, and administrators around the world. Paul enjoys providing meaningful professional development that can be applied immediately in the classroom.

A primary device (laptop, tablet, or desktop) is best for the conference. We do not recommend a secondary device (phone) for a Zoom call of this complexity.

In order to avoid a cancellation fee, please select someone from your District to attend in your place if you are unable to make it. If materials are included, districts will be charged the cost of materials for absent participants.