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1. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Designing Equitable Learning Environments

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/29/2018

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Providing all students with access & opportunity is key to maximizing potential. By designing equitable classroom environments you can influence issues of equity beyond the classroom. Explore & brainstorm problems focused on instructional equity & develop resources and structures you can use immediately in the classroom. Additionally, create an equitable learning environment that accepts & appreciates all cultural differences. What would that look like?

Syllabus:
* Establishing a working definition of equity in the classroom Developing a plan for needs-identification, resource-access & tuned-facilitation for all students
* Developing strategies & structures for promoting a culture of equity in the classroom
* Developing learning activities to match cognitive levels, learning styles & culture
* Designing opportunities for students to learn in an environment that promotes executive function through structures & facilitation
*Brainstorming problems to solve issues that can advance equity within the students’ neighborhood.

Course dates: Sept. 25, 2018 - Oct. 29, 2018
Virtual Learning Communities (VLC) are knowledge-building communities or online “classrooms.” The instructor creates a presence in the “classroom,” being available to students, while providing meaningful feedback.  Students share ideas, questions and resources while problem-solving through collaborative experiences.
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district), and run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback and assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral and valuable part of the experience.

Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

2. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Designing Problem-Based Authentic Learning Units

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/29/2018

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Explore the power of problem-based learning in the classroom. Design a problem-based task, a rubric to drive instruction & a scaffold of rich and diverse learning activities to implement with your students.
Syllabus:
* Understanding how “Raising Academic Rigor,” “Engaging Students in Learning,” and “Building Student Responsibility for Learning” go hand-in-hand
* Developing authentic, open-ended, problem-based tasks that create a felt-need to learn (expectations adjusted if the participant has taken the introductory course)
* Designing analytic rubrics to offer clearly articulated expectations, a roadmap for all learners & challenges for gifted learners
* Designing a scaffold for learning to develop differentiated learning & practice activities
* Developing one or more other structures to support the unit, e.g.:
* Formative Assessments to drive instructional planning Facilitation Questions to probe students’ thinking at higher cognitive levels
* Facilitation Grid to manage your ongoing student facilitation Watch IDE Corp.’s YouTube video “What’s the difference between project-based learning and problem-based learning?“.
This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Students Taking Charge as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Course dates: Sept. 25, 2018 - Oct. 29, 2018
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district), and run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback and assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral and valuable part of the experience.

Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

3. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Getting Started with Executive Function in Your Classroom: Designing Lesson Plans to Build Students’ EF

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/29/2018

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Executive function is critical to all students’ academic achievement; we now know it can be developed & accelerated. Enhance your academic lesson plans by fostering the six key aspects of executive function, intentionally building critical achievement prerequisites in students.

Syllabus:
* Understanding how executive function is inextricably linked to the academic achievement of students at all developmental levels through the lens of six levels of increasingly complex life skills
* Understanding how executive function develops & how growth can be accelerated
*Understanding the difference between learning & practice activities & the importance of purposeful “grappling” with content
*Developing learning & practice activities aimed at building executive function across the seven key components: working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, reasoning, problem-solving & self-regulation
* Creating a plan to implement structures that build executive function in the learning environment
* Learning to facilitate instruction by asking questions that lead to the development of greater executive function

This course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.
Course dates: Sept. 25, 2018 - Oct. 29, 2018
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district), and run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback and assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral and valuable part of the experience.

Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

4. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - New Teacher Seminar – Key Topics in Creating a Student Driven Classroom

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 10/29/2018

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Creating opportunities for your students to take responsibility for their learning is key to establishing a classroom environment that maximizes the students’ potential. Craft a scaffolded plan for your students to be active decision makers in the learning process as you prepare them to be lifelong learners, thus building a greater sense of efficacy for you as their teacher.

Syllabus:
* Deepening your understanding of student responsibility and how it relates to academic achievement
* Exploring opportunities to know and understand your students Developing structures and strategies to build a culture of student responsibility
*Establishing rules and procedures to empower your students
* Designing a scaffolded plan for successfully introducing your students to the various structures and strategies
* Exploring basic strategies for building executive function in your students

Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Course dates: Sept. 25, 2018 - Oct. 29, 2018
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district), and run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback and assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral and valuable part of the experience.

Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

5. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] NYSITELL/NYSESLAT Training - at Rockland BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: Educators administering and/or scoring the NYSITELL and/or NYSESLAT

Dates: 9/25/2018

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This half-day workshop provides training for those new to administering the NYSITELL/NYSESLAT, or for those who would like a refresher. These New York State assessments of English proficiency are now aligned; participants will practice administering the tests and will practice scoring sample speaking and writing responses. Practice with the rubrics will result in a proficiency with the rubrics and an understanding of how they can be used in instruction with English Language Learners.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8-8:30 AM

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

6. Language Acquisition: Managing Assessments in the MYP - Category 3 - IB - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - International Baccalaureate - IB

Audience: Administrators and teachers in IB districts

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018

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Participants will explore the targets of MYP assessment strategies in Language Acquistion and apply knowledge of the holistic MYP framework for teaching and learning to build successful assessment practices using the subject-specific objectives and assessment criteria. Educators will gain hands-on experience with the development of concept-driven assessments and consider new models of optional external assessment for the MYP.

Fee: $744 per participant

Registration deadline: August 23, 2018

The registration fee will not be refunded once the enrollment process has been completed.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

7. Language and Literature: Delivering the MYP Curriculum - Category 2 - IB - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - International Baccalaureate - IB

Audience: Administrators and teachers in IB districts

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018

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Participants will collaborate and reflect on effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies in Language and Literature. This workshop will encourage educators to continue to develop a collaborative and collegial approach, evaluate effective teaching and learning strategies, reflect upon the relevance innovation and rigour of student centered environments and reflect upon your own practices while you share challenges and successes in your programs.

Fee: $744 per participant

Registration deadline: August 23, 2018

The registration fee will not be refunded once the enrollment process has been completed.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

8. Language and Literature: Implementing the MYP Curriculum - Category 1 - IB - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - International Baccalaureate - IB

Audience: Administrators and teachers in IB districts

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018

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Participants will explore effective teaching, learning and assessment strategies in Language and Literature as you prepare and maintain your IB program. Educators will develop an understanding of the structures and principles of Language and Literature, prepare teaching, learning, and assessment strategies and designs tasks that will support the implementation of the Language and Literature framework.

Fee: $744 per participant

Registration deadline: August 23, 2018

The registration fee will not be refunded once the enrollment process has been completed.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

9. Learning DIversity and Inclusion - Category 3 - IB

Program: 2018-2019 - International Baccalaureate - IB

Audience: Administrators and teachers in IB districts

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 9/27/2018

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What is inclusion according to the IB standards and how do we ensure that your schools are inclusive? In this workshop, participants will develop an understanding of the IB’s approaches to inclusion, develop pedagogical knowledge and approaches to increase access and participation and identify resources to support inclusion. Educators will collaborate and create an action plan to increase and support school wide inclusion.

Fee: $744 per participant

Registration deadline: August 23, 2018

The registration fee will not be refunded once the enrollment process has been completed.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

10. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Planning For Instruction Using NYSESLAT Data - at Rockland BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers and Coordinators and Content Teachers who utilize NYSESLAT Data

Dates: 9/25/2018

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In this hands-on half-day workshop, participants will gain understanding of the importance of data-informed instruction for English Language Learners (ELLs), deconstruct NYSESLAT data through the four modalities, and practice strategies for NYSESLAT data analyzation. Participants will explore the relationship between data-informed planning and student achievement, and by the end of this workshop, they will be able to convert raw NYSESLAT data to useable formats and determine their ELLs' proficiency levels in reading, speaking, listening, and writing. Data will be used to purposefully target instruction across the four modalities and NYSESLAT proficiency levels. This workshop is intended for all teachers who work with ELLs and who utilize NYSESLAT data.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 12-12:30 PM

LUNCH: ON YOUR OWN

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

11. The Social Studies Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Social Studies

Audience: Social Studies chairs, leader teachers, supervisors, anyone with leadership oversight in social studies

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 5/21/2019

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The Social Studies Instructional Leadership Forum is a partnership with fellow instructional leaders in your subject area to share promising practices and emerging trends in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Each Instructional Leadership Forum is structured around your professional learning needs. It is an opportunity to network with, and ask questions of, other administrators and teacher-leaders in your position across our region. Each Forum meeting is open to directors, supervisors, department chairs, and others with leadership oversight of Social Studies. Special focus this year will be on the full implementation of the new Framework-based Global History and Geography course of study and the new Regents examination, the formative steps in elementary and middle school to prepare students for the inquiry-based high school program and assessments, and the strategic steps in transitioning the Grade 11 United States History & Government course and Regents examination for 2019-2020.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

12. Naviance User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 9/27/2018

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Join us for our Annual User Group Conference for Naviance! Our regional representative, Sean Kruglak, will be onsite and will share a detailed user engagement summary for attending school districts which highlights all aspects of the Naviance program. In addition, we will provide insight into increasing engagement for all students, developing a scope/sequence to help meet New York State mandates, as well as product updates. Reserve this time on your calendar to meet with other colleagues in our region who are using the product and share best practices. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Naviance.

13. Blood Borne Pathogens & Right To Know Training-SAFE

Program: 2018-2019 - School Safety

Audience: Required training for new employees who are determined to have occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials.

Dates: 9/28/2018

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Blood borne pathogens (BBP) are infectious microorganisms present in blood that can cause disease in humans. These pathogens include, but are not limited to: hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This training will cover the symptoms of bloodborne diseases, the spread of bloodborne pathogens, how to identify and respond to exposure incidents, use of personal protective equipment, and the hepatitis B vaccine.

New York State public school districts must comply with both the New York State Right-to-Know Law and the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Hazard Communication Standard. Included in this training are your legal rights about any hazardous chemicals you might use. Topics to be covered are:
* Your right to information
* Your right to training
* Employer responsibilities
* Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
* Labeling

This training is meant for for individuals who were not able to be trained with their colleagues through CoSer 644 under the district’s base fee entitlement. Please contact Brandon Cruz,Supervisor of School Safety and Facilities SW BOCES ( bcruz@swboces.org ) if you require clarification regarding costs.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$55 per participant for CoSer 644 members
$60 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

14. Scoring the New Global History & Geography Framework Regents Examination-SS

Program: 2018-2019 - Social Studies

Audience: Global 9 and 10 teachers, department chairpersons

Dates: 9/28/2018

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Using the latest materials developed by the Office of State Assessment of NYSED, this workshop is designed to train teachers and administrators of Grades 9 and 10 to score the new Framework-based Global History Regents which will be administered for the first time in June 2019. Teachers will leave with the CRQ prototypes and their scoring rubric as well as a new sample Enduring Essay exemplar, the specific and generic rubrics, and anchor level papers with analysis. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to design their own CRQs and Enduring Issues essays to use as formative assessments in their classrooms. Special attention will be given to developing appropriate strategies for preparing English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities for these assessments.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

15. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Two-Day CertificationTraining

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: School administrators, teachers, special education teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, psychologists, teaching assistants and aides, security staff and hall monitors

Dates: 10/1/2018 to 10/12/2018

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Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved in a crisis. Teachers and support staff will explore a range of "acting out behaviors" and practice appropriate intervention strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude.

In this highly interactive training, you will:

• Explore effective techniques for approaching and reducing the tension of an agitated person

• Practice nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal and physical intervention skills

Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute.

This program may be used to meet 11 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$365 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$448 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

16. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners - at Southern Westchester BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators of students who are English Language Learners

Dates: 10/1/2018

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This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area.

Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

Registration/Sign-In: 8:30-9:00 am

Lunch: On your own

Cost: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

17. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners - at Southern Westchester BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators of students who are English Language Learners

Dates: 10/1/2018

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This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area.

Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

Registration/Sign-In: 8:30-9:00 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

18. SLS Mandarin Users Group Meeting(Webinar Access)

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: Mandarin Users

Dates: 10/1/2018

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The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a Mandarin User Group meeting at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY. The meeting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting to learn how to get the most out of your library software and learn more about new features of Mandarin M5 and Oasis. Attend this FREE User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by Art Graham, Mandarin VP, you will gain valuable insight on all the latest feature and upgrades. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Janet Jamal.

19. My school’s test results are in… Now what? High School Principals

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 10/2/2018

State testing results are in. How can I best use existing reports available to me to put my school’s results into context, identify trends and develop goals? This workshop is designed to assist school leaders in navigating and analyzing the data available to them with support from our team

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$166 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$203 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

20. Engineering/STEAM Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Directors, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs and led teachers of Engineering/STEAM

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 4/9/2019

The Engineering/STEAM Collegial Circle is designed to provide educators with a network to share ideas, problem solve collaboratively and think through educational, instructional and curricular initiatives. This group will meet four times throughout the year and participants will be encouraged to share current research as well as discuss common needs, questions, and interests. The goals of the Engineering/STEAM Collegial Circle include increasing and enhancing student learning and improving the quality of teaching in the field. Additionally, this Collegial Circle fosters a professional forum for school leaders to discuss pressing and pertinent topics, which include, but are not limited to: developing highly engaging lessons and projects, making connections to professional organizations that provide challenging curricular resources and professional development, fostering partnerships with area businesses, supporting ENL students and students with disabilities, and staying abreast of state NGSS standards and assessment developments as they relate to STEAM.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

21. English Language Learners Leadership Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Directors, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs, and lead teachers of: World Languages/ENL

Dates: 10/2/2018 to 5/7/2019

This discipline based professional learning community is designed for curriculum directors, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs, and lead teachers with leadership oversight in World Language and ELL. This PLC is an opportunity to collaborate with fellow instructional leaders to share promising practices and emerging trends in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, within their discipline. The format of the meetings will include agenda items from the group, as well as information from our subject area facilitators.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

22. Examining the Next Generation Math Standards Grades 9 - 12 - MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Teachers 9-12, Math Coaches, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Math Lead Teachers, Math Department Heads

Dates: 10/3/2018

What’s new in the Next Generations Math Standards? In this workshop, we will unpack the NYSED Next Generation Math Learning standards as we examine the format, vocabulary, Standards for Mathematical Content, and Standards for Mathematical Practices. Participants will leave this half day session understanding changes and clarifications made at the high school level.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$156 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

23. SLS Digital Library Users Group (overview)

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/3/2018

New
The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 6th year, is a collaborative online service that provides access to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however, it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits includes:





• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service





• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks





• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight





• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

24. Everyone can Code: Hosted by Apple

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2018

Exciting updates have been made to the free "Everyone Can Code" curriculum, giving educators around the world new ways to teach students coding from kindergarten through college. Teacher guides and lessons serve to introduce coding concepts visually on iPads in elementary, then move to writing code with Swift Playgrounds in middle school and finally prepare students to build iOS apps on Mac with Xcode in high school (and beyond). Whether students are first-time coders or aspiring app developers, educators will learn about all the tools needed to teach coding in the classroom.

25. Explore Learning User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/3/2018

Please join us for our annual Explore Learning users group where you will have the opportunity to share best practices, discuss implementation strategies and find out how other districts are using Gizmos and Reflex.

This session will be lead by Explore Learning and LHRIC staff and will allow users to learn how online simulations help teachers take advantage of research-proven instructional strategies and help students of all ability levels develop conceptual understanding in math and science.

Teachers will learn how to supplement and enhance instruction with powerful interactive visualizations of concepts.

Learn how students can manipulate key variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-if” experimentation.

This session is for current Explore Learning users.

26. SLS Digital Library Users Group

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/3/2018

New
The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 6th year, is a collaborative online service that provides access to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however, it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits includes:






• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service






• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks






• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight






• With today's technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one's home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

27. Why Instructional Coherence is Important for Students - A Fountas & Pinnell Awareness Event

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Literacy consultants, coaches, administrators & teachers pre-k-8

Dates: 10/4/2018

Are you currently a Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System user, Leveled Literacy Intervention user or Fountas & Pinnell Classroom user? Join us at this free workshop to take a deeper dive into the Fountas and Pinnell Continuum, BAS and LLI and analyze how to use it? We will focus on what proficiency means and what it looks like and will help you develop shared expectations and a common language with the F&P Prompting Guide, while considering how the Continuum connects and provides coherence? Do you have the Continuum of Literacy Learning? If so, please bring on the day of the event as we will be dipping in and out of it. We will customize this session to your specific needs.

Fee:
FREE


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson @ kjackson@swboces.org

28. Google Drive: The Basics (@North Rockland)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/4/2018

Are you new to Google Drive? This session will provide you with an overview of G Suite’s various apps (productivity tools), what they are, and how they work. Your documents can be opened and edited from any computer or device connected to the Internet, and shared with others so that you can collaborate in real-time across different locations and times. Host site notes: North Rockland HS Annex Computer Lab. Participants will check in at the security desk and are encouraged to bring their own devices.

29. Increase Productivity with Office 365

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 10/4/2018

This one-day course is designed for support staff and will focus on the web-based Office 365 productivity tools for word processing(Word), spreadsheets(Excel), and presentations(PowerPoint), and digital notebook(OneNote).

In this workshop you will:

- Create a Table of Contents in Office 365: Word with a few easy steps.
- Calculate the school activity funds in Office 365: Excel.
- Animate text and objects in Office 365: PowerPoint to create an exciting presentation.
- Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to your OneDrive for collaboration.
- Collaborate with others using shared files in One Drive.

Target audience: Support staff

30. Work Time in Early Childhood: The Importance of Play - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-2, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 10/5/2018

As Piaget stated, “Play is the work of childhood.” In this workshop, learn about the importance of play as children explore, create, discover and grow their curiosity. Learn how to plan for engaging choices that help children to navigate their own learning and social emotional development. Participants will: understand the importance of play in school and how it supports academic development; explore worktime choices that are engaging and support social, emotional, literacy and language development; learn about choice and independence during work time; plan for conferring in different work time choices.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-2, Coaches, Administrators

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

31. Designing Digital Portfolios & Digital Exchanges

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/5/2018

In today’s connected world the ability to share discoveries, build on understanding and create collaboratively is critical. This workshop focuses on the importance of student portfolios, digital exchanges and the many ways they can capture experiences, design thinking, feedback, and reflection.

During this session you will explore:

- strategies and practices to integrate portfolio work in your classroom or makerspace
- digital tools to that showcase reflective thoughts and project phases
- differences between portfolio platforms
- ways to Integrate student, teacher & community feedback in the portfolio cycle

Whether you are looking for ways to support student collaboration or portfolio development, or you're trying to share the amazing work in your school, this workshop will add depth and reach to your current work. Come and explore some of the top student portfolio sites for varying grade and ability levels.

Prerequisite: An understanding of the online tools available in your district.

32. Project SAVE 101

Program: 2018-2019 - School Safety

Audience: District or building level administrators, emergency response team members, security/safety coordinators.

Dates: 10/5/2018

This course reviews historical background information on Project SAVE and its impact on school safety. Participants will learn how this important legislation has led to current safety mandates which have revolutionized school safety. Participants will have the opportunity to identify safety concerns and problem areas in their school/district and will brainstorm ideas to assist them in creating an action plan to take back to their school district.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$55 per participant for CoSer 644 members
$60 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

33. ELA Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Curriculum directors, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs, and lead teachers

Dates: 10/5/2018 to 5/30/2019

Our ELA Collegial Circle is designed to provide literacy educators with a network to share ideas, problem solve collaboratively and think through educational, instructional and curricular initiatives. This group will meet four times throughout the year and participants will be encouraged to share current research, discuss common needs, questions, and interests. The goals of the Literacy Collegial Circle include increasing and enhancing student learning and improving the quality of teaching. Additionally, this Collegial Circle fosters a professional forum for ELA school leaders to discuss pressing and pertinent topics, which include, but are not limited to Next Generation ELA Standards, ELA Lifelong Practices, scaffolding ELA instruction, the Five Pillars of Reading, Early Literacy, strategy instruction, writing instruction and ELA Programs. Quarterly at Southern Westchester BOCES' Center for Professional Development, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

34. Comprehensive Planning for Standards Centered Instruction (MT. VERNON CSD)

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Mt. Vernon CSD

Dates: 10/9/2018 to 10/10/2018

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This two day session will assist in building a foundation for the roll out of standards. Focus will be on identifying and defining district initiatives, identifying and defining the term best practice, using district specific data and the district PD plan to craft a plan for standards driven instruction.

This program may be used to meet 11.0 hours toward CTLE requirements. Check with your district for eligibility.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

35. Examining the NYS Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards Pre K - 5 -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Teachers K-5, Math Coaches, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Math Lead Teachers, Math Department Heads

Dates: 10/9/2018

Participants will explore the Next Generation Math Standards approved by NYSED in September 2017. We will explore the Content, Practice Standards, glossaries and crosswalks at each grade level, Pre K through Grade 5. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of the Next Generation Math Standards and the implications on daily instruction.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

36. STEMposium - SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: Teachers Grades K-8

Dates: 10/9/2018

This interactive, hands-on STEMposium will model the practices of STEM instruction that help practitioners transform the way STEM is taught in a district.

Alongside other school and district leaders you will immerse yourself in STEM best practices to explore what distinguishes effective STEM initiatives: the application of 21st century skills, three-dimensional instruction, student centered pedagogy and authentic learning.

Attending this STEMposium will help you learn to critically evaluate STEM instruction, integrate the components of STEM, establish the high-yield instructional practices conducive to a STEM campus and foster teachers' professional growth as STEM educators.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-12, District and School Administrators, Department Chairs, STEM Teams, Curriculum Coordinators

Fee:
$0 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$0 per participant for all others



For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

37. Creating Safe School Spaces for Transgender and Non-Binary StudentsPE/HE CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

Program: 2018-2019 - PE and HE Consortium

Audience: Section One PE/HE Consortium Members

Dates: 10/9/2018

PE HE Consortium
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Learning Objectives:
1. Learn Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Terminology 2. Understand the difference between Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
3. Self-evaluation of bias towards LGBTQ Community
4. Hear personal stories from transgender and non-binary youth
5. Understand Risk Factors for transgender and non-binary students
6. Discover ways to make your school setting more welcoming and safer for transgender and non-binary students
7. Discuss and share ideas among your fellow teachers

Brief Description:
This interactive workshop will provide for a discussion involving developing physically “Safe Space” environments, discuss and share effective techniques and responses to anti-LGBTQ words and behaviors and concrete ways to insure a respectful and safe environment for all students.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
Free for HE/PE teachers whose district is a member of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

38. CatchOn Demo Webinar

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/9/2018

Join us for a live webinar presented by CatchOn. Webinar includes a demo of the product and Q & A session. Learn how to support teaching and learning through the smarter use of data and technology. CatchOn delivers real-time data on which apps are being used, how often and where to help keep track of technology investments. Webinar: registered participants will receive instructions prior to scheduled session. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Daren Khairule.

39. Customized Math Days for Grades 3 - 5 -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Pre K- 2 teachers, administrators, Curriculum Coordinators

Dates: 10/10/2018 to 4/11/2019

How can we help you? Are you struggling with a specific content area or two? Would you like to examine differentiation strategies for struggling learners or high readiness learners? Would it be helpful to analyze the standards across the different grade levels? Once you are registered for this session, you will be contacted for specific ideas as to what would make this day match your needs.

This is a 3-day series. Group participants will identify areas of focus for days 2 and 3 of this series at their initial session. This series is designed to support the classroom teacher throughout the school year.

This program may be used to meet 16.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$547 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$673 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

40. SECONDARY SUCCESS SERIES: SUPERCHARGE YOUR SEMINAR

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Educators at the secondary level

Dates: 10/10/2018

Are you a secondary language arts or social studies teacher who has always wanted to tackle complex texts and ideas but have never found the right way to do it? Socratic Seminars might be what you're looking for. Learn how to engage your students in rigorous, collaborative text analysis and how to link these high-impact discussions to writing and thinking tasks.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$328 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$395 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

41. LHRIC eSchoolData SCRCs Workshop - Oct 10

Program: LHRIC - Student Services Workshops

Audience: eSchoolData SBRC responsible parties

Dates: 10/10/2018

The LHRIC eSchoolData team is providing two dates from which to choose participation in a 1/2 day workshop to walk you through the creation/maintenance process for SBRCs. Each workshop is designed to provide you with a working knowledge of maintaining your SBRCs in the future.

42. Cultivating a Community of Classroom Talk! - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Dates: 10/11/2018

Language is how we think and process information. If we want to create a classroom culture filled with thinking, we need to get students talking! A lot has been said about “accountable talk” - building these practices helps students to not only accurately and appropriately express their own ideas, but also respond and further develop others’ ideas. In this session, we will discuss the importance of talk in the classroom. Join us for an exploration of whole-class discussion and small group talk techniques.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Coaches, Teacher Leaders and Administrators

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

43. Customized Math Days Grades 6 – 8 -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: 6-8 teachers

Dates: 10/11/2018 to 4/12/2019

How can we help you? Are you struggling with a specific content area or two? Would you like to analyze differentiation strategies for struggling learners or high readiness learners? Would it be helpful to examine cross grade level standards? Once you are registered for this session, you will be contacted for specific ideas as to what would make this day match your needs.

This is a 3-day series. Group participants will identify areas of focus for days 2 and 3 of this series at their initial session. This series is designed to support the classroom teacher throughout the school year.

This program may be used to meet 16.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$547 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$673 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

44. Managing Challenging Behaviors: A Classroom Toolkit

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Middle and high school math instructors; RTI Coordinators; math coaches; math interventionists

Dates: 10/11/2018

Problem classroom behaviors correlate with poor academic performance & can also interfere with the learning of other students.
This workshop is built on the principles of applied behavior analysis. It provides specific resources that any educator can use to analyze, manage & shape student behaviors to promote academic engagement & school success.


Topics:

• The Inattentive/Anxious/Non-Compliant Student. While every student has unique needs, teachers who understand the profile of common behavior disorders can be better prepared to support these students

• Preventing Problem Behaviors. These proactive intervention ideas are designed to prevent challenging behaviors a win-win for teacher & student

• Managing Problem Behaviors. When problems do occur, the teacher can use these strategies to minimize attention while redirecting the student to task

• Managing Students in Crisis. The Aggression Cycle is a tool that demonstrates how student anger escalates through predictable stages and how teachers should respond to each stage. Participants will have access to a webpage with postings of all behavior intervention resources & assessment tools shared at the workshop. Strategies reviewed in this training are consistent with Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS). The workshop also provides research-based ideas to increase the quality & consistency of staff use of these behavior-management ideas.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$328 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$395 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

45. eChalk: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2018

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using eChalk? Join us for this small group session where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to answer your questions, provide feedback, and offer ideas for new things to try.

Please note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.
Target Audience: eChalk users/subscribers.

46. Online and Blended Learning: Strategies for Success

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/11/2018

What are the benefits of online and blended instruction for students? What platforms will help my students (and me) be successful in this realm? What tools can I incorporate to help me organize, deliver and assess the content delivered to students? In this workshop, we will reflect on our own practices in the face-to-face classroom, and will investigate ways to restructure lessons to create interactive, supportive and collaborative learning environments where students reap the benefits that online and blended learning offer.

47. Supporting the Mixed-Ability AP Classroom in Social Studies SS

Program: 2018-2019 - Social Studies

Audience: Social Studies Teachers who teach AP U.S., AP World or AP Euro.

Dates: 10/12/2018

Research is showing that students who have exposure to college-level coursework in high school are often more successful in their academic studies at college. To this end, many district programs have created open-door policies that have increased student access to these high level courses, but many of these students, while very willing to attempt the coursework, may enter it lacking key practices and skills. This course will provide AP social studies teachers with effective and practical strategies for building the capacity of these students to participate successfully in college-level discussion and content.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

48. Using the Standards for Mathematical Practices to Explore Fractions in Grades 3 – 5 -MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: 3-5 teachers

Dates: 10/12/2018

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe the culture of math classrooms. Are your students constructing viable arguments? Are they incorporating models and using math tools strategically? We will revisit the Standards for Mathematical Practice through the lens of the Content Standards for Fractions. Participants will walk away with strategies and skills to teach students how to construct arguments and incorporate models that support the Content Standards for Fractions.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

49. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Incorporating Vocabulary Routines for English Language Learners - at SULLIVAN COUNTY BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: All Teachers and Administrators of students who are English Language Learners

Dates: 10/12/2018

This workshop combines direct and indirect instructional practices that have been identified in research as effective for building student vocabulary in any content area.

Participants will understand why vocabulary development is critical to student success and learn how to identify Tier 2 vocabulary and select words from the content for direct instruction. Educators will develop instructional routines to teach word learning strategies. In the classroom, students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary lessons as part of instructional activities that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

50. Minecraft EDU: Introduction

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2018

Minecraft is not just a game of digital blocks, but can also be an immersive learning environment for children of all ages. Minecraft boasts having over 100 Million users that explore, design, and build virtual worlds that encourage problem solving, creativity and a catalyst for exciting classroom discussions. Minecraft in the Classroom offers limitless opportunities to create, while teaching essential problem solving skills all within a 3D environment.

In this workshop you will:

- Create virtual worlds (survival or creative)
- Create simulations
- Create quests
- Use exploration to inspire learning

*Please note: This is an introductory class and no prior experience with Minecraft is required.

51. Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/12/2018

Take your Google Classroom worksheets to the next level through the use of interactive websites and Google Drawings! Google Drawings allow you to create interactive lessons and activities that allow for hands-on manipulation. Think along the lines of SMART Notebook, except that every single student will have the ability to complete every single activity! From graphic organizers to drag-and-drop activities, the possibilities are endless! Samples used for multiple grade levels/subject areas will be provided.

52. SLS Coaching for New School Librarians

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: New Librarians

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 6/7/2019

This program is designed for school library media specialists who are new tot he field, or to their current assignment. Participants may be completing their MSLIS. This program will provide participants with the support they need as they begin their work as school librarian. By participating in the cohort, new librarians will learn from each other, as well as receiving the support of the School Library System. Five meetings will be held throughout the year, as well as three and half day coaching sessions in the participant's library For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

53. Understanding the Danielson Rubric for Teacher Evaluation

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/15/2018

This workshop will heighten your awareness of the components of Danielson’s rubric and provide you with insight into the evaluation process. Participants will focus on Domains 1-3, Planning and Preparation, The Classroom Environment and Instruction to gain insight into the practices that lead to highly effective performance. Teachers will review sample lessons to gain insight into the evaluation process.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

54. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Writing Is Thinking (WIT) 101 for ENL - 4-DAY INTRODUCTORY SERIES - at Southern Westchester BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

Audience: ENL Teachers, Content Teachers of ELLs. ENL Co-Teaching Teams of all grade levels, and BOCES PD Trainers

Dates: 10/15/2018 to 2/14/2019

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Writing Is Thinking through strategic inquiry (WITsi) is an approach to delivering direct instruction in writing strategies that leverage improved writing, oral language, content knowledge, and reading comprehension simultaneously to English Language Learners. They will learn how the English language works. Participants can expect to leave each session with activities for immediate classroom use that will yield improved writing, language and thinking. Participation in this series requires a commitment to all four dates. The focus of each day in the series is as follows:

Day 1 (October 15, 2018): Overview of the WIT approach and its integration with inquiry to identify evidence of granular student needs. Focus on strategies to solidify students’ understanding of sentence boundaries and to write complex sentences using "because", "but" and "so".

Day 2 (November 19, 2018): Continued focus on sentence complexity, including appositives and subordinating conjunctions. Design of activities and multilingual entry points.

Day 3 (January 14, 2019): Focus on sentence combining and expansion and continued use of multilingual entry points.

Day 4 (February 14, 2019): Focus on what we call “parallel revision,” to ensure that strategies learned in isolation transfer to students’ independent writing.

Registration/Sign-in at each session: 8-8:30 am

Lunch: On your own

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

55. Unpacking the NYS Science Standards (for Administrators) – How must Science instruction change in the face of the new science standards? - SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: Building Leaders; Science Instructional Leaders/Directors/Coaches and Lead Teachers, K-12

Dates: 10/15/2018

The NYS Science Standards are grounded in Phenomenon and based on 3 Dimensions: Crosscutting Concepts; Science and Engineering Practices and Disciplinary Core ideas. This workshop will acquaint school administrators with the standards, implementation timetables and changes in what administrators should look for in teaching practices. We will answer the question: How must Science instruction change in the face of the new science standards?

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$156 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

56. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Creating a STEM/STEAM Culture in Your Classroom

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 11/19/2018

We’re all familiar with STE(A)M courses and STE(A)M hours; but what about a classroom or school that exudes a culture of STE(A)M thinking? How can we position students to use design thinking, exemplify the use of math practice standards, and experience the cross-cutting concepts of the Next Generation Science Standards throughout the day? This course will focus on designing instruction to reflect a STE(A)M culture across all activities of the day. Participants will design lesson plans and structures to use with their students.

Syllabus:
* Developing activities and visual resources for creating a STE(A)M Culture
* Understanding the engineering design process
* Designing authentic problems to build STE(A)M mindsets
* Infusing transformational technology
* Integrating the arts through design
* Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.

Course dates: Oct. 16, 2018 - Nov. 19, 2018
Virtual Learning Communities (VLC) are knowledge-building communities or online “classrooms.” The instructor creates a presence in the “classroom,” being available to students, while providing meaningful feedback.  Students share ideas, questions and resources while problem-solving through collaborative experiences.
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district), and run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback and assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral and valuable part of the experience.

Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

57. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Differentiating Instruction for Student Engagement

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 11/19/2018

In this course, participants will learn research-based strategies to develop differentiated learning environments that address levels of cognitive readiness, as well as learning modalities. Participants will explore the difference between learning activities & practice activities, discover the need for authentic instruction, create a differentiated scaffold of activities to ensure all students experience “flow” & create purposeful activity lists that take all learners into consideration.
Syllabus:
* Understanding the difference between learning & practice activities
* Building a scaffold for learning that will help in the creation of differentiated lessons
* Providing students with “just in time” instruction based on formative assessment data
* Creating an activity list that will give students choice& allow them to schedule their time in the class
* Exploring teacher cloning tools that will enhance learning & practices activities

Participants in this course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book, It’s Not What You Teach But How as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC

Dates: Oct. 16, 2018 - Nov. 19, 2018
Virtual Learning Communities (VLC) are knowledge-building communities or online classrooms. The instructor creates a presence in the classroom being available to students, while providing meaningful feedback.  Students share ideas, questions & resources while problem-solving through collaborative experiences
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district) & run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback & assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral * valuable part of the experience
Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prio

58. IDE Online Virtual Learning Community (VLC) - Infusing Transformational Technology

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: Teachers, coaches and administrators

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 11/19/2018

Explore various themes of transformational technology, including collaboration, differentiation, and assessment. Design specific activities to foster technology infusion in the classroom. (Appropriate for all, from beginners to advanced technology users.)

Syllabus:
*Using technology in transformational ways
* Using technology to build responsibility in students towards becoming digital citizens and digitally literate
* Designing instructional materials that allow students to build a collaboration mindset
* Infusing transformational technology to enhance formative and summative assessment
* Becoming a reflective practitioner related to to technology use in the classroom
* Using technology to differentiate learning and practice activities in the classroom

Access to the IDEportal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC

Dates: Oct. 16, 2018 - Nov. 19, 2018
Virtual Learning Communities (VLC) are knowledge-building communities or online classrooms. The instructor creates a presence in the classroom being available to students, while providing meaningful feedback.  Students share ideas, questions & resources while problem-solving through collaborative experiences
These school year VLCs are designed to encompass 25 hours (for CTLE or in-service as permitted by your district) & run for 5 weeks. IDE’s consultant provides ongoing feedback & assistance. Weekly 1:1 or group video conferences serve as an integral * valuable part of the experience
Fee:
$795 per participant
The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prio

59. New Dignity Act Coordinator Two Day Training

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: New Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 10/16/2018 to 11/20/2018

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New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (the Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012 and was amended effective July 1, 2013. This two-day training is designed for school staff NEW to the role of Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC) as well as NEW building administrators who are interested in learning more about the Dignity Act. During the two days, participants will be provided with information, sample tools and strategies to enable them to work toward the goal of keeping schools free from harassment, discrimination and bullying.

As a result of attending this training participants will:


• Review the requirements of the Dignity Act, including most recent updates

• Discuss student safety plans, school climate ideas, intervention and prevention

• Develop investigation and interview techniques

• Practice with case studies and participate in collegial dialogue

• Share record-keeping strategies

Fee:
$365 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$448 per participant for all others

This program may be used to meet 12 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID #322. Check with your district for eligibilty.

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

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

60. Think Big with Think Alouds: Modeling Comprehension Strategies for K-5 Readers - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2018

Research shows that think alouds are a highly effective way to build reading comprehension for K-5 students. But have they become like the eight daily servings of fruits and vegetables – something that we know we should do, but don’t always get to? If you aren’t sure how and when to think aloud, don’t know where to begin, or could brush up on your skills, join this workshop to learn an easy-to-implement three-step planning process. Make the most of your read alouds by thinking big so your students will internalize reading strategies!

At the end of this workshop, attendees will:

• Evaluate and differentiate between effective think alouds and not-so-effective think alouds

• Learn a three-step process to planning effective think alouds

• Apply each step to authentic literature to plan their own think aloud across grade level, text genre, and content areas.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Coaches, Administrators

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

61. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities - at Rockland BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

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

Dates: 10/16/2018

Participants will examine strategies and inclusive practices that foster cultural openness and provide students with healthy experiences of sociocultural integration. The activities included allow students to capitalize on their knowledge and heritage as they engage in the learning process and become members of classroom communities.

REGISTRATION/SIGN-IN: 8:30-9:00 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

62. Active Learning Center: Mini Tours

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/16/2018

For four years, the LHRIC Active Learning Center (ALC) has served as a hub of discovery and exploration for those interested in active learning spaces and flexible learning environments. The LHRIC Instructional Technology team has provided professional development programs including vision and design focused sessions for district leaders, a two-day session designed just for teachers, and ongoing custom guided tours for faculty and design teams.

We are scheduling these "open house sessions" to provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC, and discuss critical factors for consideration when developing and designing future ready learning spaces. You are welcomed to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to practice and learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment. You will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist you in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

Take a virtual tour of the LHRIC ALC at http://alc.lhric.org.

63. Blackboard Web Community Manager: Drop-in Working Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/16/2018

Need some quiet time in your busy schedule to work toward your goals using Blackboard’s Web Community Manager? Join us for this small group session, where you will have the time to work independently with support from the LHRIC staff to help answer your questions and provide feedback.

Please Note: This is not a Facilitator-led session.
Target Audience: Blackboard Web Community Manager users/subscribers.

64. Finalsite Booster Workshop: The NEW Resources Module

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/16/2018

Are you using Finalsite's Resources module? Join us for a hands-on exploration of this next generation toolset for storing and managing your website files. All the files previously uploaded to either File Manager or Multimedia Manager can now be saved together in Resources. With Resources, you can easily store PDF files, images, videos, and other types of files together, as well as relocate, rename, and rearrange them as needed. Finalsite has made it easier than ever to display photos, videos and other files on your Composer web pages using the new Resources module.

65. My school’s test results are in… Now what? Elementary and Middle School Principals

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Elementary and Middle School Principals

Dates: 10/16/2018

State testing results are in. How can I best use existing reports available to me to put my school’s results into context, identify trends and develop goals? This workshop is designed to assist school leaders in navigating and analyzing the data available to them with support from our team

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$166 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$203 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.


For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

66. SLS Follett Users Group 1 - 3pm

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/16/2018

The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a Follett User Group meeting at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY. The meeting will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting with Katrina Conte to learn how to get the most out of your library software. Attend this FREE User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by Follett rep. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates! For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

67. SLS Follett Users Group 4 - 5:30pm

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/16/2018

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The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a Follett User Group meeting at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY. The meeting will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting with Katrina Conte to learn how to get the most out of your library software. Attend this FREE User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by Follett rep. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates! For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

68. Breakout EDU

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2018

Breakout EDU is a revolutionary approach that brings gaming into the classroom in an entirely different and meaningful way. These powerful games teach students essential critical thinking skills, teamwork, and complex problem solving. The greatest part about Breakout EDU, is that this concept can be used in ALL content areas! During this session, you will be immersed in a Breakout EDU game, learn how to access pre-made games, facilitate a game of your own, set up a “ Breakout box”, and more!

69. Renaissance User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2018

Join us for an informative session on the Renaissance family of products. It’s an opportunity to share your successes and struggles with other local districts who utilize Renaissance and hear from Renaissance experts on the latest updates.

70. ADMINISTRATOR THINKING SESSIONS (For Principals and Assistant Principals) - October 2018 - LEAD

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Central Office teammate and district represntatives

Dates: 10/17/2018

These lunch-and-learn sessions are free to our component district administrators. Monthly topics, informed by our partners in the field, are e-mailed out prior to the sessions. Administrators are invited to bring their lunch and engage in a targeted learning experience that provides a shared platform for navigating current challenges.

Fee: Free

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

71. ObserverTab Lunch and Learn

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/17/2018

Join the LHRIC and ObserverTab for a Lunch and Learn at the LHRIC offices, introducing ObserverTab, an easy-to-use yet comprehensive data-collection system for school and district administrators.


With the ultimate goal of building student achievement through teacher excellence in the classroom, the company's on-site development and web-based ObserverTab, AssistTab, and GoalTab bring professional growth into the classroom with platforms for administrators, mentors, and colleagues.

The ObserverTab® online system offers summative and formative data-collection tools built on research as well as 20 years of the company's facilitations with district and building administrators nationwide in protocols for (1) incorporating their district’s or state’s standards and indicators and (2) diagnosing and assisting for teacher formative growth.

AssistTab provides research-based tools for coaches and mentors to diagnose, collect data, and conduct reflective conversations; GoalTab provides goal-setting, self-assessment, and communication tools for teachers along with content related to performance standards so that they can build and hone skills as part of their ongoing daily practice.

For more information, visit https://www.observertab.com/.

For questions regarding this session, please contact John Resanovich

72. Science and Technology Collegial Leadership Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: Directors, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs, and lead teachers of Science & Technology

Dates: 10/17/2018 to 6/5/2019

The Science and Technology professional learning community is designed for curriculum leaders, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs and lead teachers with leadership oversight in these areas. It provides a forum for Science and Technology educators to collaborate with fellow instructional leaders to share best practices and emerging trends in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The format of the meetings will include agenda items generated from the group, a well as information presented by DSW BOCES staff.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

73. High School Administrators Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: High School Administrators

Dates: 10/18/2018 to 5/3/2019

This series is designed to support High School Administrators. Participants will explore the challenges inherent in their role while continuing to develop leadership skills to enhance their work. Topics for continued discussion will include curricular shifts, compliance, data analysis, instructional leadership and explorations identified by the group.

This program may be used to meet 10 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

74. Next Generation NYS ELA Standards K-5

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5

Dates: 10/18/2018

This workshop will examine the Next Generation New York State ELA Standards for grades K-5. We will explore the supporting documents including the new practices and introductions to the Standards. We will look at the crosswalks to compare the Next Gen to the Common Core. Participants will leave with instructional strategies that align with the new practices, and gain a new understanding of text complexity and argument. Two hours of this workshop will be dedicated to language acquisition to address the needs of ELLs.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements or 3.5 CTLE hours and 2 hours of the 5-year CTLE requirement dedicated toward language acquisition for ELLs.

CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

75. Brightbytes Product Exploration and Technology Plan Implementation Session

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2018

Join us for a day of “Clarity” as we dive deep into the Brightbytes platform of solutions. Morning Product Overview: from 9:00am-12:00pm, we will showcase the modules available in the bundled pricing model: Teaching and Learning (Clarity), Early Insights, and Learning Outcomes (comparable to Catch On.) Afternoon Workshop: from 1:00pm-3:00pm, stay for a hands on working session where we will lead you through a process to deliver a roadmap of success for your technology plan goals, including an evaluation of progress within the Clarity framework.

76. Google Classroom (@North Rockland)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/18/2018

Google Classroom is an integral component of G Suite, and is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly by automatically creating folders for each assignment in their Drive. This allows Classroom students to keep track of what assignments are due, while having the freedom to begin their work with just one click! We will also explore helpful tools such as research features, peer editing, commenting, and more!

During this session, you will learn Google Classroom fundamentals including the setup and management of your Classroom, how to push assignments out to students, and how to provide real-time feedback and grades without ever leaving the application!

Prerequisite: A Google account for you and your students within a G Suite domain and prior experience using Google Drive is required. Host site notes: North Rockland HS Annex Computer Lab. Participants will check in at the security desk and are encouraged to bring their own devices.

77. Increase Productivity with Google Drive

Program: LHRIC - Professional Development for Administrators and Support Staff

Audience: Administration and Support Staff

Dates: 10/18/2018

In a one-day course, designed for district and school support staff, will focus on the web-based Google Apps for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Collaborate with others using shared files stored in the cloud.

In this workshop you will:

- Create a Table of Contents in Google Docs with a few easy steps!
- Calculate the school activity funds in Google Sheets.
- Animate text and objects in Google Slides to create an exciting presentation!
- Learn to upload an existing Microsoft Word document to Google Docs, or save a Google Doc to Microsoft Word.

Target audience: Support staff

78. Elementaty School Administrators Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Elementary School Principals, Assistant Principals and Administrators

Dates: 10/18/2018 to 6/6/2019

This series is designed to support administrators st the elementary level. Participants will explore the challenges inherent in their role while continuing to develop leadership skills to enhance their work. Topics for continued discussion will include curricular shifts, compliance, data analysis,instructional leadership and explorations identified by the group.

This program may be used to meet 10 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

79. Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures - COMP

Program: 2018-2019 Compliance - COMP

Dates: 10/18/2018

All applicants for a NYS educational certificate are required to complete at least 2 hours of coursework in child abuse identification and reporting procedures. Attendance will be sent electronically to your TEACH account.

This 2 hour workshop will focus on the following:

•Identifying child abuse and neglect

•Professional issues and concerns

•Community resources

•Legal responsibilities in reporting child abuse/neglect cases

A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

Fee: $55 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

80. Supporting Independence Through Literacy Centers - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades K-2, Coaches, Administrators

Dates: 10/19/2018

For our students to become stronger readers, they need guided and independent reading time. In this workshop, learn how to support student independence in literacy centers so you can work with guided reading groups successfully. Participants will: discuss a structure for implementing literacy centers look at data from their classroom to create small groups for centers; learn options for strong centers that are engaging and support independence; create structures to support student success in literacy centers; learn how to adapt centers to support learners as they move forward as readers and writers. Participants should bring any reading data from their classrooms such as DRA, Fountas and Pinnell levels, Fundations or TC reading levels.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades K-2, Coaches, Administrators

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

81. Using 1-1 Conferences and Small Group Instruction to Move Writers - ELA

Program: 2018-2019 - Literacy ELA

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-5, Coaches

Dates: 10/19/2018

During this workshop, teachers gain insight into how to facilitate 1-1 writing conferences that have a clear intention, but sound more conversational. Teachers will also make a conferring kit to use for student writing conferences. With a better understanding of 1-1 conferring and where students are performing, teachers will be able to build small groups for explicit writing instruction.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-5, Coaches

Fee:
$249 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$305 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

82. Digital Citizenship: Developing Digital Leaders Utilizing Common Sense Education (@Brewster CSD)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/19/2018

This session is designed to help educators build a unique classroom culture that promotes the positive uses of technology. We will explore simple strategies to address digital literacy and the social and emotional impacts of technology. You will also be provided valuable resources to support family and community members. After a comprehensive hands-on tour of the Common Sense Media Education© portfolio, you will map out a detailed path to digital literacy for your own classroom and students.
NOTE: This session will take place at Brewster High School ILC (Library) Davinci Lab, Brewster NY.

83. Frontline Evaluation (Oasys) User Group

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/19/2018

This annual user group provides administrators from around the region a unique opportunity to come together and discuss the latest updates and best practices for using Frontline Employee Evaluation Management (Oasys) in their classrooms.

- Learn how to effectively use Detail View: create new views, monitor progress, and complete tasks in bulk
- Review available online resources to support continued learning within your district
- Updates/News
- Report Writer: Overview of the new Report Writer toolset
- Insights Platform: Preview the new Frontline Insights Platform including single sign-on to your Frontline tools

This event is perfect for all district evaluators who use Frontline EEM.

84. Frontline Professional Growth User Group Meeting

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: My Learning Plan Users

Dates: 10/19/2018

MLP District Administrators
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If you work with Frontline Professional Learning Management (formerly MLP PDMS) on a regular basis, please join neighboring districts on October 19, 2018 from 9:00am-11:30am for our annual usergroup meeting at SWBOCES. This meeting will be facilitated by a member of the Frontline staff. We will discuss recent system updates, planned upgrades and NY state-specific features.

Questions will be responded to, feedback will be obtained and opportunity for cross-district collaboration will be facilitated.

There is no fee for this course.

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

85. AP European History: Engaging Questions and Resources - SS

Program: 2018-2019 - Social Studies

Audience: Secondary Level Social Studies Teachers/AP European History

Dates: 10/22/2018

This course will offer teachers an opportunity to further expand on their repertoire of resources and strategies for increasing student engagement and performance in AP European History. Teachers will learn how to develop Concept-based enduring understandings driven by students answering and asking essential as well as provocative questions about the content material. Our larger goal is to form a community of professional practitioners who share their most engaging primary source documents and how they successfully use these resources in their AP classrooms. It's our hope that we will build an active community of collaborating teachers that continues to network and share throughout the school year.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

86. Embracing Diversity: Culturally responsive lessons & resources for the Secondary ELA Classroom

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: 9-12 ELA Teachers and Department Leaders

Dates: 10/22/2018

We live in a world that is incredibly rich in differences—differences in the way we look, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, and the ways we learn. Now more than ever, it is of the utmost importance that we teach children the value of tolerance. Our schools need to be stewards of tolerance because it is a fundamental ingredient to create safe and accepting environments. Schools need to help instill a sense of appreciation for all forms of cultural expression and learning. To this end, secondary ELA teachers and department leaders need tools for enculturating these beliefs and overcoming barriers that impede those beliefs when they arise. One of the most effective approaches to conquering intolerance and stereotypes is to build a culture of empathy and celebrate differences. This workshop will provide educators with opportunities to experience model lessons and explore literary/media resources that can help them dismantle stereotypes and build a more culturally responsive and accepting school community.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

87. NEW TRAINING: Non-Violent Crisis Intervention® Verbal De-Escalation Certification Training

Program: 2018-2019 - School Climate and Culture - CC

Audience: Staff who are not certified in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training (which includes the Physical Intervention Techniques

Dates: 10/22/2018

The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Verbal De-Escalation Training is designed to provide verbal de-escalation strategies to address potentially problematic behaviors in your classroom and/or workplace. This general de-escalation training is suggested for staff members in settings where potential crisis situations may occur. This course DOES NOT certify participants in the Physical Intervention Skills.

In this highly interactive training, you will:

• Explore effective techniques for approaching and reducing the tension of an agitated person

• Practice nonverbal, paraverbal, and verbal de-escalation skills

• Demonstrate ability and confidence in applying course content and skills to real-life work experiences

• Problem solve and strengthen crisis intervention skills
Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute In Verbal De-Escalation Training.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

88. Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for those who will Evaluate Principals

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators that are responsible for evaluating principals

Dates: 10/23/2018 to 10/24/2018

This is the initial course for supervisors who will be evaluating principals through school visits and the gathering of evidence. This two day workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation including a focus on evidence based observation and the power of feedback. The feedback cycle includes alignment of evidence to approved rubrics and conversations that support leadership growth.

This workshop covers the nine training elements required for certification as a Principal Evaluator. Practical application, including discussion on how to align evaluation to district initiatives is focused on moving evaluation from a compliance exercise to a commitment in growing leadership.

One optional additional in district coaching day is included for those participating in this learning opportunity.

Fee:
$473 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$580 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

89. SLS Collection Development and Community Building

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/23/2018

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Join this workshop to learn dynamic strategies and resources that strengthen collection development while bringing to life the fiction and nonfiction books read in your schools. We know we need diverse books, but do you know where and how to find the best books? We'll dig into strategies that help you identify exceptional diverse books for your collection and further empower you to have meaningful, culturally relevant conversations. Once you find the books, we will use TeachingBooks.net (which is provided by BOCES at no cost) to find primary source about the books and authors, such as name pronunciation guides, videos, author interviews and more. We'll dig into text complexity allowing you to make the best recommendations to your students and staff. The workshop will be energizing, hands-on and give you a new toolbox full of ready-to-use materials that make meaningful memories with books in your school.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

90. CS Language Exchange: Exploring Coding Languages & Platforms for K-5 Classrooms (@PNW BOCES)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/23/2018

Are you curious about additional coding languages and tools that you may be able to add to your computer science curriculum? This session will allow you to explore various coding languages and tools to learn their strengths, limitations, and unique device compatibilities. The ability for students to recognize language and coding concepts across different platforms is the key to coding as a literacy. Throughout this session, you will experience some of the greatest coding tools out there for use in your classroom!

During this session, you will learn:

- K-5 friendly coding languages.
- Sites and applications that support computational thinking and coding as a literacy.
- Device compatibility for apps and grade levels.
- Basic scripts that will allow you to create projects and introduce coding concepts.

Prerequisite: Current or planned inclusion of computer science in curriculum. Coding experience is helpful, but not required.

91. Make it from Scratch (Beginner coding)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/23/2018

Much like a recipe, coding is just a series of instructions. The end result will rely on the ingredients that you choose. Join us in creating music, art, games, tutorials, stories, and animations using the free online coding tool "Scratch".

This is your chance to:

- Learn how to teach the coding process without a computer.
- Explore tutorials and resources related to Scratch.
- Create a program that reflects your passion.

Prerequisite: This session is geared for those that may not have a formal programming or computer science background, but are open to exploring how the thinking involved in coding can help to enhance thinking across all disciplines.

92. Instructional Coaches and Staff Developers Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Curriculum directors, supervisors, coordinators, department chairs, and lead teachers

Dates: 10/23/2018 to 6/4/2019

Our Collegial Circle for Instructional Coaches and Staff Developers is designed to provide educators with a network to share ideas, problem solve collaboratively and think through educational, instructional and curricular initiatives. This group will meet four times throughout the year and participants will be encouraged to share current research, discuss common needs, questions, and interests. The goals of the this Collegial Circle include increasing and enhancing student learning and improving the quality of teaching. Additionally, this Collegial Circle fosters a professional forum for instructional leaders to discuss pressing and pertinent topics, which include, but are not limited to changing instructional practices, adult learning, differentiated instruction, collaborating effectively and Next Generation Standards.

This program may be used to meet 8 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

93. Examining the Next Generation Math Standards Grades Pre-K - 12-MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Teachers, Math Coaches, Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Math Lead Teachers, Math Department Heads

Dates: 10/24/2018

What’s new in the Next Generations Math Standards? In this workshop, we will unpack the NYSED Next Generation Math Standards as we examine the format, vocabulary, Standards for Mathematical Content, and Standards for Mathematical Practices. Participants will leave this half day session with a Pre - K through 12 overview of the changes and clarifications for all students.

This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$128 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$156 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

94. Differentiated Centers and Stations

Program: 2018-2019 - Instructional Best Practices - INSTR

Audience: K-8 General and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/25/2018

Learn how to set up successful Center and Stations learning from soup to nuts. Then learn how to differentiate it so that all students get the learning they need in each center and proceed through the centers independently.

This program may be used to meet 5.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$236 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

95. Introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (3 Days) - SCI

Program: 2018-2019 - Science - SCI

Audience: Science Coaches, Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 10/25/2018 to 10/30/2018

This three-day series will orient teachers, administrators, and science coaches to the changes associated with the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The vision is to intertwine the three dimensions of the NGSS (disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices) in a way that ensures that students are engaged in science and ready to transfer learning and problem solving skills to the real world. This new model of science education requires modifications to current practices in curriculum writing, pedagogy, and assessment. This three-day series will provide an overview of these modifications and will provide tools and strategies for implementation. Teachers and administrators will receive hands-on training that allows them to explore the key shifts in science curriculum, instruction, and assessment. This will help them to cultivate the three dimensions of the NGSS at their schools.

Day 1: Orientation to the NGSS, phenomena-based curriculum, and story line format for 3D science implementation
Day 2: Overview of 3D pedagogy and research supporting the shift
Day 3: Outline of assessment practices that support 3D learning and student achievement in science

This program may be used to meet 16.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Audience: Science Coaches, Teachers and Administrators

Fee:
$984 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$1,185 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Kaye Jackson Email Me.

96. [HVRBERN-CTLE ID #23120] Classrooms as Culturally Responsive Learning Communities - at PNW BOCES

Program: 2018-2019 - HV-RBE-RN

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

Dates: 10/25/2018

Participants will examine strategies and inclusive practices that foster cultural openness and provide students with healthy experiences of sociocultural integration. The activities included allow students to capitalize on their knowledge and heritage as they engage in the learning process and become members of classroom communities.

Registration/Sign-In: 8:30-9:00 am

Cost: Free

Lunch: On your own

For questions regarding this activity, please contact the HV RBE-RN.

97. A Thousand Words: Using Digital Imagery in the Classroom

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/25/2018

Once a luxury item, pictures are everywhere in today's world. Still images and photos are powerful tools in the modern classroom. From primary source documents and historic photographs to cartoons and images of everyday life, teachers can use digital images to enhance their teaching and reach different learning styles.

In this class, learners will explore free web resources to:

- Find appropriate and relevant images on sites such as Pics4Learning and Google Images
- Organize and store those images with cloud-based tools such as Google Photos
- Crop Images to make them specific to your lesson
- Edit the images to highlight important features using tools like Pixlr
- Use all of these techniques to help build fun and exciting activities to reach all learners

98. SLS Opals User Group Meeting

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Audience: OPALS Users

Dates: 10/25/2018

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LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED (11:00 - 12:00pm). The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host an OPALs User Group meeting at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY. The meeting will be from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting with Harry Chan and John Schuster to learn how to get the most out of your library software. Attend this FREE User Group meeting and in addition to having your questions answered by the CEO of MediaFlex. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates! For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman Leibowitz.

99. Middle School Administrators Collegial Circle

Program: 2018-2019 - Leadership LEAD

Audience: Middle School Administrators

Dates: 10/25/2018 to 6/4/2019

This series is designed to support Middle School administrators. Participants will explore the challenges inherent in their positions while continuing to develop leadership skills to enhance their work. Topics for continued discussion will include curricular shifts, compliance, data analysis,instructional leadership and explorations identified by the group.

This program may be used to meet 10 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID#322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$192 per district for CoSer 555 members
$236 per district for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli.

100. Assessment Writing for Grades 4 & 5- MATH

Program: 2018-2019 - Mathematics - MATH

Audience: Grade 4 & 5 teachers, coaches, curriculum coordinators, support teachers

Dates: 10/26/2018 to 1/15/2019

During this three-day workshop series, participants will develop math assessments reflective of their grade level curriculum and the standards. These assessments may be either summative or formative, depending on the needs of the participants.

This program may be used to meet 16.5 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID # 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

Fee:
$547 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$673 per participant for all others

The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli Email Me.

101. Nearpod Meetup: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Learn and Know!

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 10/26/2018

New
A "Mini Conference" for districts looking to adopt or expand the Nearpod platform. This is a full day, hands on product awareness session, user group, and professional learning opportunity.
Agenda:
8:30am- 9:00am :: Breakfast (Sponsored by Nearpod)
9:00am- 10:30am :: Introduction to Nearpod. An overview of Nearpod, a review of the various content options, how the content aligns with New York State Standards, and Nearpod & LMS integrations.
10:30am - 11:30am :: Nearpod Content Deep Dive for learning more about specific around content currently available in the platform.
11:30am - 12:00pm :: What’s New! Review of all things New from Back-to-School 2018 and a Sneak Peak of what Nearpod is working on for 2019.
1:00pm - 2:00pm :: Differentiation: Building equity in the classroom without the burden of time-consuming lesson planning.
2:00pm - 2:30pm :: Formative Assessment: Using Nearpod to gauge student understanding throughout your lesson.
2:30pm - 3:00pm :: Nearpod & LMS // How to become a Nearpod Certified Educator.