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1. SLS OverDrive Sora Webinar

Program: 2018-2019 - School Library Services

Dates: 1/8/2019

Join us for a Webinar to discover Sora, OverDrive's new reading app for students. Learn how students can browse for titles and personalize their reading experience and how you can curate your digital collection to get the right titles to the right students at the right time.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

2. SLS LibGuides Workshop

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/24/2019

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The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance.


Join us for a full day workshop to get familiar with Libguides and learn how to best utilize its many features. Participants will leave feeling comfortable with building a new Libguide from scratch, copying an existing Libguide and more. Participants must have a subscription to Libguides.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

3. SLS Certified BrainPoP Educator Workshop

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 7/29/2019

The School Library System will offer courses this summer that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance.


This workshop will provide the foundation for earning a Certified BrainPOP Educator designation.

Over the last few years, BrainPOP has added a breadth of new, interactive features; enabled individual accounts; and given students the ability to submit their work for feedback from teachers. These features add power to BrainPOP, while maintaining the simplicity, quality, and humor that you've come to expect. The CBE program was developed by the BrainPOP Educators team - all former teachers themselves - to help you become a more confident and competent BrainPOP user - and have fun doing it!
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

4. I AM A SCIENTIST, ARE YOU?

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 9/10/2019

Every day we ask and answer numerous questions: How do we do this? How do we know the answers to our questions are the best or right? Scientists ask questions to learn about our world, and they do this in a scientific way. But who are these scientists? Join us to get in touch with your inner scientist, test stereotypes of who scientists are and what they do, consider attributes of scientists (curious, creative, problem solver, etc.), and identify scientists in our community. Together, we will put a familiar face on science as we explore ways to engage K-5 students as scientists as they access NYSSLS Crosscutting Concepts (Cause and Effect, Patterns) and Disciplinary Core Ideas (Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems, Structure and Function, and Matter and Its interactions).

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

5. SLS Professional Book Club - Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/12/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: Game Changer! Book Access for All Kids by Donalyn Miller and Colby Sharp

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

6. SLS Digging In and Exploring Ed Tech Tools

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/16/2019 to 9/27/2019

15 hr course $25.00

Schools should be fully integrated with educational technology that pushes their students to explore, create, communicate and collaborate. Educators who understand the potential of specific digital tools can align their use with instructional goals to support teaching and learning. Integrated technology ensures the instructional goal and student understandings are enhanced or demonstrated with technology. This 15-hr course will introduce various digital tools that allow students and teachers to explore, create, communicate and collaborate. Participants will choose from a variety of tools to investigate and exchange ideas, learning goals and rationale through collaborative learning spaces. EdTech tools to explore include: Google drawing, Canva, Padlet, Flipgrid, Wordart, Piktochart, Symbaloo, Google Tour Builder among others.

Participants will: Choose the tools you want to explore,put them into action, and share out your good work with the team.

**Participants will need to have a gmail account to access some of the tools along with collaborative spaces.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

7. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 9/17/2019

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

8. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/17/2019

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

9. SLS Sustainability Cohort / SCHOOL DAY

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/5/2020

The School Library System will offer a cohort to support school librarians who choose to apply for New York Library Association's (NYLA's) Sustainability Initiative Certification. The purpose of the New York Library Association's Sustainability Initiative is to ensure that libraries "remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide ongoing value to the communities they serve" ("Community Change," n.d.). These benchmarks have been customized to reflect the needs and circumstances of school library programs. This site offers suggested activities and resources to assist the school librarian in meeting the benchmarks.

As a cohort, we will be working towards completing the required benchmarks together. We will meet monthly from September-April with meetings alternating between in person and online. In person meetings will have times both during the school day (8:30-10:30) and afterschool (3:30-5:30).

45 in-service credits

$342 cost includes the NYLA certification fee

* must be a NYLA member and must be a certified school librarian

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

10. SLS Scholastic Book Fair Workshop

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/19/2019

This is an opportunity to meet and share information around how you are using Scholastic Book Fairs in your districts, while learning more about what Scholastic can offer. We will have the opportunity to gain some professional development and learn about the new features that come with the book fair.Bring your book fair coordinator with you!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

11. SLS Sustainability Cohort / AFTER SCHOOL

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/5/2020

The School Library System will offer a cohort to support school librarians who choose to apply for New York Library Association's (NYLA's) Sustainability Initiative Certification. The purpose of the New York Library Association's Sustainability Initiative is to ensure that libraries "remain vital, rebound from disruption, and provide ongoing value to the communities they serve" ("Community Change," n.d.). These benchmarks have been customized to reflect the needs and circumstances of school library programs. This site offers suggested activities and resources to assist the school librarian in meeting the benchmarks.

As a cohort, we will be working towards completing the required benchmarks together. We will meet monthly from September-April with meetings alternating between in person and online. In person meetings will have times both during the school day (8:30-10:30) and afterschool (3:30-5:30).

45 in-service credits

$342 cost includes the NYLA certification fee

* must be a NYLA member and must be a certified school librarian

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

12. SLS Breakout EDU / Goosechase EDU

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 9/20/2019

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS 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!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

13. I ASK I THINK I KNOW

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 9/23/2019

In this workshop you focus on ways to invite and support your students as they adopt a scientific approach to ask questions and seek answers, make predictions, gather evidence, analyze data, and share their ideas with different audiences. Through a series of hands-on activities and discussions, you will engage in inquiry- driven, collaborative, and phenomena-based investigations to use with your students. As a result of your participation in this workshop, you will deepen your understanding of the NYSSLS and the instructional strategies that support them

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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. SLS OverDrive Digital Library Users Group (New Users)

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/23/2019

We will be joined by Tracey and Lauren from Overdrive for this meeting. If you are new to Overdrive/Sora or would like a refresher, we recommend you come to the first session. If you are looking for more of a Q&A session, we recommend you come to the second session. Administrators welcome!

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program 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 Susan Ackerman.

15. SLS OverDrive Digital Library Users Group (Returning Members)

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 9/23/2019

We will be joined by Tracey and Lauren from Overdrive for this meeting. If you are new to Overdrive/Sora or would like a refresher, we recommend you come to the first session. If you are looking for more of a Q&A session, we recommend you come to the second session. Administrators welcome!

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program 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 Susan Ackerman.

16. SLS OPALS User Group Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: OPALS Users

Dates: 9/24/2019

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 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 .

17. SLS Search for Success User Group Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: OPALS Users

Dates: 9/24/2019

At this meeting, members can make sure their pages are accurate, fix any hiccups and have your questions answered by Harry Chan. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman .

18. SLS Care and Feeding of Authors

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 9/25/2019

Join us for a free half-day session on author visits and the new School Library System service to support these visits. We will be joined by Allyson Hickey and Kerri McPhail from Booked! (formerly Author's Ally) and Miriam Bernabei, SLS consultant. Learn how to plan for your author visit, and set goals and expectations to suit your building needs; get advice on best practices for student preparation, communication with authors, faculty and families and information to help develop the most meaningful author experience possible. You will also learn about the new SLS service, what we offer, and how you can benefit from our offerings. Administration and/or PTA representatives welcome.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

19. SLS Coaching for New School Librarians

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: New Librarians

Dates: 9/27/2019 to 6/3/2020

This program is designed for school library media specialists who are new to the 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.

20. IS SEEING BELIEVING?

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 10/2/2019

Seeing is not the only determining factor in believing. This workshop focuses on ways to construct a science-focused classroom that encourages K-5 students to gather evidence through their senses, use scientific tools that extend the senses, find and analyze patterns, visualize ideas, and communicate their understanding of the world around them. You will participate in hands- on phenomena-based investigations and explore ways to use these investigations with your students. Through your participation in this workshop, you will deepen your understanding of instructional strategies that support teaching and learning of NYSSLS Disciplinary Core Ideas in the Physical Sciences (Weather and Climate, Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles, and Earth Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth) and Crosscutting Concepts (Cause and Effect, Patterns, Stability and Change, and Structure and Function).

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

21. NYSSLS IN CLASSROOM PRACTICE: 3-D UNIT AND LESSON PLANNING 3-5

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 10/4/2019

In this workshop we dive into the 3-dimensions of the NYSSLS to identify and emphasize big ideas in science. The 3-dimensions include Disciplinary Core Ideas (Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Sciences), Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts. Together we design a timely interdisciplinary unit of study that seamlessly integrates ELA and Math with the NYSSLS. You will leave with a coherent NYSSLS-aligned unit plan and several lesson plans for immediate use in your classroom. Lesson plan design focuses on: Learning Goals, Activities for Learning, and Assessing for Learning.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

22. USING THE EQUIP RUBRIC GRADES 6-8

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades 6-8 School Science Specialists, Middle School Principals

Dates: 10/8/2019

In this session, you will focus on how to use the EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) Rubric while deepening your knowledge of NYSSLS. EQuIP is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and adapted to assess the NYSSLS. The purpose of the EQuIP rubric and review process is to:

• review existing lessons and units to determine what revisions are needed

• provide constructive criteria-based feedback and suggestions for improvement to developers

• identify examples/models for teachers' use within and across grades

• to inform curriculum decision-making including the development of new lessons, units, and other instructional materials.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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 Canva for Librarians

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/15/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

This workshop will teach librarians how to use Canva, a free graphic design tool to create flyers, handouts, library signage and more!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

24. SLS Augmented Reality for Librarians

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 10/17/2019

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS 8:30-3:00 - $190 for individual session 2 day series = $345

Learn how to augment reality by adding digital content to the existing world around you! Augmented Reality (AR) technologies allow our students to experience digital enhancements and realities right from the comfort of the classroom using tools such as Aurasma, Panoform, QuiverVision, and others!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

25. SLS Mandarin Users Group Meeting(Webinar Access)

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Mandarin Users

Dates: 10/21/2019

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.

26. SLS Supporting Science Through Literature - ELA

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers K-5

Dates: 10/22/2019

This workshop will provide guidance on using literature to support the new science learning standards. We will focus on topics in grades K-5 and examine the new standards. During this workshop we will explore the relationship between phenomenon and inquiry, in order to highlight the connection between library and science skills. We will also share titles that may be used with students to gather information and provide examples of phenomenon. Participants will leave with lesson ideas for collaborative opportunities and resources. Schools are encouraged to send a team of librarian and classroom teacher(s). Price is $192 per participant, $300 for a team of 2 and an additional $150 per person for teams of 3 or more. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

27. SLS Twitter for Teachers

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 10/22/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to Twitter as a professional development tool. Too often professional development in districts is not specific to the needs of our unique profession. We are left with searching for our own opportunities for growth. Twitter is a quick, easy, anytime connection to thousands of ideas, innovators, and resources. Learn how just 5-10 mins a day can provide you with your next great lesson or change your program completely. BYOD - Phone, iPad, anything that connects to internet.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

28. SLS Follett Users Group 1 - 3pm

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/24/2019

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.

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

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 10/24/2019

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.

30. SLS:Transform Learning with the Reimagined ESIFC

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/5/2019

The reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) will provide a comprehensive continuum of information fluency skills PK-12 and clear guidance for school librarians to integrate the teaching of essential information fluency and inquiry skills across all grade levels and throughout the curriculum. This workshop will help school librarians become familiar with the updates and changes in the ESIFC as well as develop plans to implement them in the curriculum. Presented by Christine Ciofolo, Kelsey Cohen and Melissa Iamonico

Special Pricing: Single Librarian = $192, 2-4 participants from a district = $150 per person, 5 or more participants from a district = $100 per person

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

31. SLS Collection Development

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/8/2019

8:30-11:30- $100 per session, $250 for all three

Join Vicky Sweet as we explore collection development basics, including collection analysis, exploring curriculum needs, and ensuring well rounded collections. Vicky will also explore diverse topics, popular genres and more!

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

32. USING THE EQUIP RUBRIC GRADES K-5

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 11/8/2019

In this session, you will focus on how to use the EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) Rubric while deepening your knowledge of NYSSLS. EQuIP is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and adapted to assess the NYSSLS. The purpose of the EQuIP rubric and review process is to:

• review existing lessons and units to determine what revisions are needed

• provide constructive criteria-based feedback and suggestions for improvement to developers

• identify examples/models for teachers' use within and across grades

• to inform curriculum decision-making including the development of new lessons, units, and other instructional materials.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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. NYSSLS IN CLASSROOM PRACTICE: 3-D UNIT AND LESSON PLANNING K-2

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-2, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 11/12/2019

In this workshop we dive into the 3-dimensions of the NYSSLS to identify and emphasize big ideas in science. The 3-dimensions include Disciplinary Core Ideas (Physical Science, Life Science, and Earth and Space Sciences), Science and Engineering Practices, and Crosscutting Concepts. Together we design a timely interdisciplinary unit of study that seamlessly integrates ELA and Math with the NYSSLS. You will leave with a coherent NYSSLS-aligned unit plan and several lesson plans for immediate use in your classroom. Lesson plan design focuses on: Learning Goals, Activities for Learning, and Assessing for Learning.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

34. SLS Professional Book Club - Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 11/12/2019

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News by Darren Hudgkins

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

35. SLS Virtual Reality for Librarians

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 11/13/2019

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS 8:30-3:00 - $190 for individual session 2 day series = $345

Learn how to take students on virtual journeys around the globe, and even view the inside of a human heart! With today's virtual reality technology, students can experience this right from the comfort of their classroom using tools such as Google Expeditions, Nearpod VR, CoSpaces, and many more! During this session, you will take a deep dive into Virtual Reality (VR) devices and apps, and will develop an understanding of how both educators and students can learn more about the world around them through immersive VR experiences.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

36. SHOW ME WHAT YOU KNOW: ASSESSING 3D LEARNING

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 11/19/2019

Are you focusing on three-dimensional teaching and learning and wondering about how to shift your assessment practices to include this new approach? Are you interested in collaborating with other teachers and science content experts to construct meaningful 3D assessments to align with NYSSLS? In this workshop, we share strategies for developing 3D assessments, including student self- assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessments designed to encourage students to show what they know. After reviewing assessments with game/story-like features designed to elicit responses from students that uncover their thought processes, we will work in small groups to develop a collection of useful strategies and approaches to use with your 3-5 students.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

37. SLS School Librarians Leading the Way for Intellectual Freedom

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/19/2019

8:30-11:30- $100 per session, $190 for both

Participants will:

• Explore the meaning and implications of the ALA Bill of Rights and Code of Ethics

• Analyze additional documents including those relating to minors and Intellectual Freedom

• Examine the fifth Common Belief of the AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries and discuss how it affects the library program.

• Expand their understanding of Intellectual Freedom to include Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity as well as Privacy

• Discover how standing for Intellectual Freedom and Equal Access to Information demonstrates leadership and promotes the library program.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

38. SLS Preparing Policies to Promote and Protect Intellectual Freedom

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/19/2019

12:00-3:00- $100 per session, $190 for both

Participants will:


• Briefly review the "Most Challenged Books" list and discuss specific examples.


• Collaboratively begin work on developing a Selection and Reconsideration Policy


•Discover the resources and other support from ALA to deal with challenges.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

39. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 11/21/2019

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

40. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 11/21/2019

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

41. SLS Yoga and Mindfulness in the School Library

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 12/3/2019

With Shari Vilchez-Blatt

Mindfulness is a natural quality that we all have. It's available to us in every moment if we take the time to appreciate it. When we practice mindfulness, we're practicing the art of creating space for ourselves-space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions. Mindfulness is becoming more aware of where you are and what you're doing, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what's going on around you. Join Shari as she shares yoga and mindfulness activities and tools for calming the mind. And great "yoga breaks" that you can share with your students.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

42. PHENOMENA-BASED CLASSROOMS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 12/6/2019

This workshop will explore phenomena as an entry point to a unit of study. Anchoring learning in explaining phenomena fosters engagement in science as well as enhancing the relevance of science concepts to students' lives. Here the focus of learning shifts from "learning about" to "figuring out" why something happens. We will explore phenomena found in compelling real- world contexts and support you as you plan and implement phenomena-based teaching in your classroom. Phenomena-Based Teaching can be applied to all NYSSLS standards.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

43. SLS Digital Library Users Group Juvenile

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 12/10/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students and juvenile users that provides access digital ebooks and audio books 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 include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

44. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 12/11/2019

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books 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 include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

45. SLS Graphic Novels in the Library and Classroom

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 12/16/2019

This full day workshop will start with a keynote from author Don Brown, publishers sharing favorite titles and an afternoon session with Joyce Laiosa. Comic books, graphic nonfiction, and graphic novels continue to ignite the reading imagination of young people from new titles such as Tiger vs. Nightmare to Hey, Kiddo and superheroes alike. Today just might be a new golden age of comics. Comics are completely integrated into the reading life of young people and receive notice through major awards from librarians. This workshop will provide suggestions for books that work with book groups and with multi-part programs; and using comics for specific curriculum plans. We will also pair comics with other texts and illustrated books as we work to engage all possibilities for reading fun. There will be a short comic history; for novices we will talk about how to read and enjoy comics; what one should look for in comics as we analyze some specific pages; and finally looking at diversity in the recent past as well as the newest comics. Librarians are encouraged to bring administrators, classroom teachers, reading teachers, and ENL teacher partners.

Special Pricing: Single Librarian = $192, 2-4 participants from a district = $150 per person, 5 or more participants from a district = $100 per person

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

46. SCIENCE TALKS: PLAYING WITH BIG IDEAS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades K-5, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 1/7/2020

This workshop is inspired by Karen Gallas' work and the expanding definition of literacy. Science literacy requires the use of specific content, skills, processes, and the "talk" of the discipline. Science Talks create a space for us to listen in on children's ideas, explanations, and theories about big ideas in science. As a participant, you will learn how to bring Science Talks to your classroom to:

• surface and assess student understanding of ideas

• discuss how students build theories during collaborative discussions

• identify, challenge, and change students' misconceptions

• invite students to participate in the discourse of science

• gather data and respond with NYSSLS- aligned curriculum

• realize the importance of surfacing children's questions and prior knowledge

• examine the dual role of the teacher as both observer and facilitator

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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.

47. DESIGNING MEANINGFUL STEM LESSONS

Program: 2019-2020 - Science

Audience: Teachers Grades 3-8, Elementary School Science Specialists; Elementary School Principals

Dates: 1/8/2020

How we teach and frame the NYSSLS makes a significant difference in student understanding, retention of important science concepts, and confidence in themselves as STEMists. The NYSSLS provide the framework while teachers shape pedagogy and make decisions about instruction. Research in Project-based Learning (PbL) shows that using projects as a pedagogical approach increases student engagement and interest in STEM. PbLs are grounded in real-world application and involve students in assessing context, identifying trends and patterns, and proposing solutions. Creating high quality PbLs is challenging! Join us as we engage you in PbL as a learner, share successful PbLs, and guide you through planning PbL, managing PbL management, and assessing student work through PbL.

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

Fee:
$190 per participant for CoSer 555 members
$235 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. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 2/4/2020

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

49. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/4/2020

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

50. SLS Digital Library Users Group Juvenile

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 2/10/2020

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students and juvenile users that provides access digital ebooks and audio books 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 include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

51. SLS Digital Library Users Group Secondary

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: K-12 School Librarians

Dates: 2/11/2020

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 5,500 digital ebooks and audio books 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 include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

52. SLS Professional Book Club - School Library Makerspaces in Action

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/11/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: School Library Makerspaces in Action by Heather Moorefield-Lang For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

53. SLS Professional Book Club - Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/19/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion.

BOOK: Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed

Participants will read the book prior to attending and will then participate in a critical discussion and planning session to implement strategies outlined in the book.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

54. SLS Professional Book Club - Being the Change: Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/28/2020

The School Library System will offer courses that will be eligible for CTLE hours or in-service credit. Participants seeking in-service credit must obtain district approval in advance. Each session will provide 3 hours of credit as participants are expected to read the materials in advance to actively participate in the discussion. DATES ARE TENTATIVE BOOK: Being the Change: Troublemakers: Lessons in Freedom From Young Children at School by Carla Shalaby For questions regarding this activity, please contact Melissa Iamonico.

55. SLS Council Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Audience: Council Members

Dates: 5/12/2020

The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

56. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 5/12/2020

In order to ensure that school libraries throughout our region are supporting their district's goal of graduating College and Career-Ready students, one librarian representative from each district, appointed by the Superintendent, joins their colleagues four times a year to engage in collaborative professional development and informational sessions. These meetings are an essential way to focus on Common Core Learning Standards, relevant resources, curriculum development, primary resources and technology. There is no charge for this membership/service; the program is state mandated and supported, in part by New York State Aid. For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.

57. SLS Digital Library Users Group Juvenile

Program: 2019-2020 - School Library Services

Dates: 5/19/2020

The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service for elementary students and juvenile users that provides access digital ebooks and audio books 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 include:

• Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service

• The process is simple and easy to use, just choose your book and download it to a device

• Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, chromebooks, or any ebook reader

• You can access these books at any time from any place, including vacations, snow days, and weekends

• Each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board to choose content.
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Susan Ackerman.