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1. The Regional Forum for Elementary Principals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 9/14/2023 to 5/16/2024

Join regional elementary principal colleagues in a forum to build your collegial network and collaborate on topics impacting K-5 building leaders, such as: Services RTI/MTSS - Special Education Classifications ENL/ELL Legal Q & A Difficult Conversations NYSED Updates with Curriculum Health and Safety Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2. The Regional Forum for Assistant Principals

Program: Center for Educational Leadership

Audience: Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 5/13/2024

This yearlong forum offers assistant principals across grades K-12 the opportunity to cultivate a trusting, collaborative network where they can discuss effective administrative practices and experiences and provide support to fellow leaders with the goal of helping their communities, staff, and students succeed. The forum schedule allows for collegial networking, professional development from respected educators and speakers in the region and beyond, as well as EdCamp Style professional learning. Time spent within your own school level cohort will be provided within each forum session to focus specifically on the unique work within your role.

3. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (8 meetings)

Program: Science 21

Audience: 5

Dates: 9/18/2023 to 4/12/2024

Closed
New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 4. The Regional Forum for Secondary Principals

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Middle School and High Principals

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 5/7/2024

    Join regional middle school and high school principal colleagues in a forum to build your collegial network and collaborate on topics impacting secondary building leaders for the 2023-2024 school year. Special guest speakers are often brought in to discuss topics and time is created for leaders to listen and problem-solve together. There will be time on the agenda each session to breakout by level when necessary. All registered participants are added to role specific listservs.

    5. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade K Unit Workshop COHORTA (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 2/1/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    6. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 2/7/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 7. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 1 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/19/2023 to 2/7/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 8. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 1 Unit Workshop COHORTA (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 1/31/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    9. MASTERMIND

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: District and Building Level Leaders

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 12/13/2023

    Surround yourself with peers across New York State who understand your role, are committed to sharpening their skill set, and want to innovate education! As part of this unique NYS Mastermind group participants will join a structured coaching program that can have a significant impact on their leadership and life. Mastermind is built to offer external feedback, help its members see what they cannot see, and offer multiple loops of feedback with helpful data that give leaders the chance to develop. NYS Mastermind cohort participants are invited to join one-hour virtual gatherings, on a biweekly basis throughout the year. It is facilitated and led by mastermind experts Jenn David-Lang and Mitch Center. This cohort, comprised of educational leaders from all of New York State, will immerse themselves in professional learning, strategy sharing, problem solving, coaching, feedback and support. All learning takes place within the one-hour, so there is no homework! The heavy lifting of the experience is carried by facilitators Jenn and Mitch, so that participants can engage and learn while managing the daily challenges of a school day. Mastermind groups are quickly becoming a movement that will revolutionize how school leaders are grown around the world!

    10. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/20/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 11. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade K Unit Workshop COHORT1 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/21/2023 to 2/13/2024

    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 12. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORTA (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/22/2023 to 2/5/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    13. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORT1 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/22/2023 to 4/12/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 14. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORTA (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    15. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/15/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 16. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/26/2023 to 4/15/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 17. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORTA (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 4/10/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    18. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 1 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 1

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 2/27/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 19. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade K Unit Workshop COHORT2 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K

    Dates: 9/27/2023 to 2/27/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 20. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORTA (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    21. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 22. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORT2 (6 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 2/26/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 23. Think Tank: Education Technologists and Instructional Coaches

    Program: Model Schools

    Audience: Education Technologists and Instructional Coaches

    Dates: 9/28/2023 to 5/16/2024

    This Think Tank is a five part series of sessions that will focus on staying current with educational technology trends in the K-12 setting. Participants will help support each other as we review articles, share resources, and discuss how to keep current in an ever changing industry. (There is no fee for districts that participate in PNWBOCES Model Schools.)

    24. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORTB (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/29/2023 to 4/8/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    25. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 4 Unit Workshop COHORT3 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 4

    Dates: 9/29/2023 to 4/16/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 26. Collegial Circle for Health Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 5/8/2024

    This collegial circle will focus on how health educators are in a unique position to have a profound impact on their students, colleagues, school culture, and community. As more school districts are focusing on social emotional learning, health educators can and should be seen and utilized as experts in this field. Participants will collaborate on lessons, share ideas and opinions about the current health curriculum, and imagine and plan for how their role can be expanded within their school, district, and community. The group will select topics that are timely and relevant. Group members will share concerns and challenges and problem-solve together.

    27. Collegial Circle for Reading Interventionists

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 5/8/2024

    During this collegial circle, reading interventionists will meet for a closer look at topics around work to support struggling readers of all ages. Discussions will center around a variety of professional texts, as well as participant driven topics of interest, need, and. Together we will explore teaching reading with a lens toward equity and cultural competence, supporting older students in a Tier 2 reading program, and using technology to enhance students' engagement and individualized instruction.

    28. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORTB (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 4/12/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    29. Collegial Circle for Science Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 5/8/2024

    Through this collegial circle, regional science leaders will continue to build a network as they delve into the P -12 New York State Science learning standards, have a forum for sharing ideas, resources, problems of practice, and pressing issues. The meeting agendas will be participant-driven and important to science education. This year, there will be a focus on unpacking, understanding, and planning for the adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). There will also be continued updates on the NYSSLS as we receive them from the New York State Education Department.

    30. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORT3 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 10/2/2023 to 4/17/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 31. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORTC (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 10/3/2023 to 2/28/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    32. SCI21 ***VIRTUAL*** Grade 3 Unit Workshop COHORT3 (8 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 3

    Dates: 10/3/2023 to 4/17/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    VIRTUAL Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    The workshop format consists of asynchronous pre-session activities and a 2-hour synchronous meeting using Zoom. Two CTLE credits will be awarded for completion of the pre-session activities, and two more credits will be awarded for attendance of the synchronous meeting per session. Each of the six sessions addresses about one-half of each unit's lessons.

    The following asynchronous assignments are to be completed before each professional learning session:

  • Review the assigned lessons in the manual.
  • View the assigned videos.
  • Complete a pre-assessment of the session pre-assignments.

    Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    A printed copy of the manual will be shipped to each participant's district and is included in the training cost. For the initial online meeting, an electronic copy of the manual can be accessed through the training platform or the Science 21 website. Manual binders will be shipped once workshop registrations are approved and confirmed through mylearningplan.com.

  • 33. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 2 Unit Workshop COHORTB (3 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 2

    Dates: 10/4/2023 to 2/13/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    34. Collegial Circle for Elementary Social Studies Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/9/2024

    The goal of this collegial circle is to create a professional learning community of elementary teachers/leaders is to address the challenges and issues inherent in the teaching and learning of social studies. The quarterly meetings will be shaped by members and exploring the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, ways to engage learners in conversations around current events and hard history, as well as literature to promote conversations around diversity, inclusion, and equity.

    35. Collegial Circle for Secondary Social Studies Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/9/2024

    The focus of this collegial circle is for regional social studies leaders to continue building a strong network to explore and discuss the changes in curriculum and assessment, as well as the challenges social studies educators face in and out of the classroom. During these sessions, members will share ideas and opinions about the latest issues affecting the field and engage in collegial conversations driven by members.

    36. Collegial Circle for STEAM Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/9/2024

    Participants help to shape the agendas for these workshops. We will continue to arrange site visits to observe exemplary STEM and STEAM programs in different schools. Participants share resources, activities, and ideas. On occasion, a STEM vendor will host a meeting and share their product line and ideas for how various items can enhance programs at specific grade levels. We continue to support one another with strategies for starting and growing industry partnerships. Participants also keep one another up to date on STEM and STEAM events occurring in our region.

    37. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORTC (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 4/12/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    38. Collegial Circle for World Language Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 5/8/2024

    During meetings of the World Language Collegial Circle, members explore topics of relevance and importance, State Education Department updates and the latest news from the field. The group addresses current trends and issues and enduring questions. The agendas are shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, Group members seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools approach a variety of issues.

    39. Science Education Book Club 23-24

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: Science Teachers K-12

    Dates: 10/5/2023 to 4/11/2024

    Goals of the Book Club

    This book club will unpack the language and the pedagogy outlined and described in this book. We will discuss: planning for student engagement, talk as a tool for learning, making thinking visible through models, supporting changes in thinking, justifying claims in the science community, and more.

    You will meet in small and large groups on zoom to make sense of the teaching and learning changes as part of the vision of the NYS P-12 SLS!

    A copy of "Ambitious Science Teaching" by Mark Windschitl, Jessica Thompson, & Melissa Braaten must be purchased to participate.

    40. SCI21 *IN-PERSON* Grade 5 Unit Workshop COHORTB (4 meetings)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: 5

    Dates: 10/6/2023 to 4/9/2024

    Closed
    New NYSSLS-Aligned Science 21 Curriculum Professional Learning Workshop

    IN-PERSON Professional Learning Sessions

    Check your district's calendar to ensure that the Unit 4 session in April doesn't conflict with ELA/Math testing schedule.

    This series of professional learning sessions introduces the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) at this grade level and focuses on how to operationalize them in classrooms. These sessions provide immersion tasks, so teachers experience how students are expected to use the three dimensions of the standards to make sense of core science ideas.

    This professional learning is a series of sessions, each one centered on a new unit. Each session introduces and emphasizes the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts of the standards outlined in every lesson. This experiential workshop provides time for teachers to unpack and perform the instructional techniques and explore student tasks before introducing the curriculum in classrooms!

    Please note that teachers will be provided with a printed copy of the unit manual at their first learning session.

    41. Navigating Youth Mental Health Services: What School's Need To Know

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 10/6/2023 to 6/4/2024

    Join us for a series of updates and Q & As with the Westchester County Children's SPOA Team including Tori Shaw, Program Coordinator for Children's Mental Health Services with the Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health.

    District representatives will learn about accessing services throughout Westchester's System of Care, including an overview of the Coordinated Children's Service Initiative (CCSI) and Children's Single Point of Access (C-SPOA). Throughout the yearlong series, participants will connect with colleagues from other districts, agencies, and organizations to enhance individual and community knowledge and capacity.

    Please note that this series will be 3 sessions, with the final session being determined by participant survey

  • Friday, Oct 6, 1-3 pm - In Person
  • Thursday, Feb 1, 9-11 am - Virtual
  • Thursday, May 9, 1-3 pm OR Tuesday, June 4, 1-3 pm - Virtual

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 42. Collegial Circle for Elementary ELA Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/13/2023 to 5/15/2024

    Through this collegial circle, regional literacy leaders will have the opportunity to learn, share, and grow around topics of interest and importance. Participants will have a forum for sharing resources and ideas, and a network for continuing conversation and learning between sessions. Sessions will include coffee talks around hot topics selected by participants, a learning piece around an article or text, and a sharing of district initiatives, processes, or challenges. Topics addressed will include strengthening Tier 1 instruction, access to culturally relevant texts, assessment practices, the science of reading, curriculum adoption and implementation, and literacy intervention programs and processes.

    43. Collegial Circle for Elementary Math Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/16/2024

    The goal of this collegial circle of elementary math teachers/leaders is to address the challenges and issues inherent in teaching and learning mathematics. The collegial circle will provide a forum for members to be informed and stimulated around elementary mathematics, and agendas for the meetings will be participant driven.

    44. Collegial Circle for Secondary English Language Arts Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/7/2024

    During meetings of the Secondary ELA Leaders Collegial Circle, participants explore topics of relevance and importance. The group addresses current trends and issues as well as enduring questions. The agendas are shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, such as The Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Framework, writing assessment, departmental course offerings, elective programs, and promising new book titles. Group members seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share ideas, improve programs, and hear how different schools approach a variety of issues.

    45. Collegial Circle for Secondary Mathematics Leaders

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/7/2024

    Wait List
    Through this collegial circle, members will have the opportunity to share issues, discuss concerns, hear how different schools and districts approach a variety of issues, and provide feedback to their peers on happenings in their districts. The agendas are member driven, shaped around elements of curriculum and instruction, current trends and issues, and enduring questions. Additionally, members seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues from around the region.

    46. Educational Office Professionals Lunch & Learn Office Skills

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Educational Office Professionals 

    Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/16/2024

    We are excited to again offer a lunch and learn series for office staff. Session 1: Time management and working smarter Session 2: Dealing with difficult individuals Session 3: Adapting to new leadership and managing up Session 4: Project planning and tracking using MS Excel or Google Sheets Session 5: Personal wellness Session 6: The changing role of the Educational Office Professional and steps that you can take to meet the challenge

    47. Collegial Circle for Instructional Coaches

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/18/2023 to 5/13/2024

    Through this collegial circle, instructional coaches will have the opportunity to identify and establish a support network of coaches across the region. This unique forum may undergird any previous training or experience in coaching. Participants will guide the content roadmap-from immediate matters of evaluation to frameworks and practicalities of coaching-to promote the whole child and whole teacher. During the 2023 - 2024 school year, we will use Jim Knight's, The Definitive Guide to Instructional Coaching: Seven Factors for Success, as a text.

    48. AI at a Glance: Virtual Series

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Leaders

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 4/16/2024

    PNW BOCES is hosting a virtual series to share what's new and noteworthy in the rapidly developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) area. Learn from and engage with educators and leaders who are using AI in schools and districts throughout New York State, as well as receive helpful and timely resources. All are welcome! This four-part series is offered at no cost to participants. A Zoom link will be sent to participants prior to each session.

    49. Collegial Circle for MTSS/RTI

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/15/2024

    Teachers, Administrators, and leaders in RtI coordination roles (ex. RtI coordinators, building and district administrators, curriculum leaders, and data and assessment specialists) are invited to join the group to build a cross-district network of RtI leaders. Our conversations will center around how best to use the RtI framework to maximize learning for all students. While members will drive the agenda, some topics the group will explore will be around the use of assessment, interventions, progress monitoring, and the RtI life cycle.

    50. Media Literacy Collegial Circle for Librarians

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/16/2024

    Hey ChatGPT: Write a one-paragraph description of a media literacy collegial circle for school librarians. Make it irresistible. As a school librarian, you understand the importance of media literacy education for your students. Join our collegial circle of fellow librarians who share your passion for teaching students how to navigate today's complex media landscape. Come together to share best practices, strategies for curriculum development, and resources. Through collaboration and discussion, we'll help each other to become leaders in media literacy education, ensuring that our students have the critical thinking skills they need to discern fact from fiction, evaluate sources, and become informed and engaged citizens. Metamessage intended. Hope to see you there!

    51. Regional Science Forum

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 3/26/2024

    This forum will specifically focus on the implementation of the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards at the district level. Building leaders, and district administrators participating in the forum sessions will have the opportunity to:



    • share effective implementation strategies;



    • discuss challenges; and



    • contemplate next steps with other district leaders. Forum participants will also be introduced to other reference documents to help inform current and future decision-making regarding science teaching and learning. Along with helping districts address implementation challenges, the forum will allow district participants to generate questions that may be common to the region and facilitate regional partnerships and solutions.

    52. Collegial Circle for Art Educators

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/9/2024

    In a technically-focused world, we have a responsibility to educate the whole child. Art has always provided diverse opportunities for communication, expression, and motivating activities for all types of learners. As we move into a new era of art education, our programs should be able to further support this. The collegial circle for visual arts teachers will allow us to meet, share, and communicate approaches for this type of classroom and curriculum. This program will provide K-12 art teachers with ideas on how to motivate, engage, and create real-world experiences for their students.

    53. Collegial Circle for Music Educators (In-Person Option)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/16/2024

    This collegial circle will focus on ways in which music educators can foster their instruction to have a deeper impact on their students, schools, districts, and communities. Through discussion, shared readings, and Learning Walks, members will review research and practices that optimize the impact of music education, explore ways to perfect and refine their craft, and identify ways to collaborate with local community partners to create authentic experiences for students.

    54. Collegial Circle for Music Educators (Virtual Option)

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/16/2024

    This collegial circle will focus on ways in which music educators can foster their instruction to have a deeper impact on their students, schools, districts, and communities. Through discussion, shared readings, and Learning Walks, members will review research and practices that optimize the impact of music education, explore ways to perfect and refine their craft, and identify ways to collaborate with local community partners to create authentic experiences for students.

    55. Collegial Circle of Aspiring and Advancing Women

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: Female Leaders

    Dates: 10/19/2023 to 4/25/2024

    The goal of this workshop series is to support women aspiring to enter the ranks of leadership as well as pursue advanced leadership roles including the Superintendency. Using a critical friend and case study model, the quarterly meetings will be used to unpack issues and challenges one encounters as an educational leader. Opportunities for one-on-one sessions and coaching are also available. This workshop series is intended for aspiring, current female leaders, and those supporting female leaders such as retirees across New York State and nationally.

    56. Strategies to Promote Student Thinking in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 10/25/2023 to 3/19/2024

    This series of learning experiences is designed around the framework presented in Peter Liljedhal's popular book "Building Thinking Classrooms.” Whether you are already utilizing the framework, or are just beginning to consider implementing, this opportunity is for you. Participants will elevate their instructional practice to the next level through participation in discussions, activities, and collaboration with colleagues across the region.

    Day 1 - Creating/Elevating the Environment with Intentionality - setting the stage, selecting a variety of asks, creating opportunities for incidental learning, and planning for formative assessment

    Day 2 - Supporting All Students - addressing questions, providing hints and opportunities to extend the learning, designing independent practice and homework tasks, structuring student note-taking, and assessing formatively along the way.

    Day 3 - Putting it all together - consolidating learning, providing reflection and closure, and potential opportunities for intervisitation and feedback.

    57. School Clinicians' Collaborative

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 10/25/2023 to 5/22/2024

    Now more than ever, school clinicians deserve a nurturing community for learning, sharing and supporting one another across all areas of clinical work in schools. Join us and connect with fellow school clinicians, learn best practices, and have some fun.

    ***No cost for ACTION Collaborative Network Member Districts***

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 58. Directors of Guidance

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 11/3/2023 to 5/3/2024

    Invitation to Our Collaborative Forum for Directors of Guidance

    As Directors of Guidance, your expertise is invaluable, and our forum is designed to empower you with knowledge, support, and networking opportunities to enhance your role in shaping the educational journey of students. Dive into discussions on effective strategies for student success, encompassing academic achievement, social-emotional well-being, and post-graduation readiness. Engage in meaningful conversations about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational settings. Share insights on creating inclusive environments that serve all students.

    Build connections with peers, exchange contact information, and create a network of support that extends beyond the forum.

    FREE for ACTION Collaborative Network Members.

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 59. TVI (Teachers of the Visually Impaired) Collaborative

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Audience: Teachers of the Visually Impaired

    Dates: 12/1/2023 to 5/10/2024

    We are a dedicated group of educators, specialists, and advocates with a shared passion for empowering individuals with visual impairments. Our collaborative aims to create a vibrant, supportive network that fosters professional development and a sense of community among TVIs.

    What to Expect:

  • Regular webinars and virtual meetups on pertinent topics.
  • Access to resources.
  • Engaging discussions and forums.
  • Opportunities to collaborate on projects and initiatives.
  • A network of dedicated professionals eager to connect with you.

    NYSAER will support the TVI Collaborative by offering ACVREP or CRC credits. If you need credits, please send an email to Erin Altieri (NYSAER Secretary) at purpletvi108@gmail.com. An evaluation will be sent to you once the email is received. Upon completion, the certificates will be issued

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 60. Equity Leaders Collaborative

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 12/1/2023 to 5/17/2024

    Our collaborative for equity is a space where we come together to share knowledge, discuss challenges, and create solutions to ensure that every student has an equitable educational experience. We invite you to join us on this journey to make our schools more inclusive and just.

  • We'll explore strategies to create classrooms and school cultures that embrace diversity and promote inclusivity, ensuring every student feels valued and respected.
  • Learn about the importance of tailoring instruction to the unique cultural backgrounds and experiences of our students to enhance engagement and achievement.
  • Discuss ways to assess and adjust curriculum to eliminate biases and provide equitable access to learning materials and resources.
  • Discover the vital role SEL plays in addressing equity by supporting students' emotional well-being and providing tools for self-awareness, self-regulation, and empathy.
  • Explore strategies to engage parents and the wider community in the pursuit of equity, ensuring everyone is part of the solution.
  • Share and access resources and best practices for ongoing professional development to keep equity at the forefront of your teaching leadership.

    Together, we can drive positive change and create a brighter future for all students.

    Lunch will be provided

    FREE for ACTION Collaborative Network Members.

    ***Additional Date Added - Thursday, March 21, 2024 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm***

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

  • : This series will help co-teaching pairs to understand, plan for, and successfully implement Integrated ENL Co-Teaching in their content area classes. This series will discuss the NYS Co-Teaching Topic Briefs and reference the book Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection by Maria Dove and Andrea Honigsfeld. .

  • Session 1 will focus on building co-teaching relationships, culturally responsive sustaining education, and instructional strategies.
  • Session 2 will focus on co-planning practices and routines.
  • Session 3 will focus on co-teaching models

    Opportunities for implementation of the practices and strategies will be embedded throughout the series.

    We strongly recommend that ENL teachers attend this series with one co-teacher to allow pairs to strengthen their relationship and dedicate time within each session to planning upcoming units and lessons that they will co-teach together. Dually certified ENL and content area teachers are also encouraged to register.

    All participants must bring a device to access materials and participate in activities.

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 62. Diploma and Credential Options for Students with Disabilities

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Special Education Administrators, General Education and Special Education Teachers, School Counselors and Other Related Service Providers, CSE Chairpersons, Transition Specialists and Family Members

    Dates: 1/8/2024

    Wait List
    There are many opportunities to earn diplomas, credentials and in some cases - both! Join us as we explore the Multiple Pathway (4+1) options available to students seeking to earn Regent as well as local diplomas. We will also explore requirements to earn the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential and the Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential.

    This is an in-person training which will take place at Southern Westchester BOCES.

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 4, 2024 at 11:59pm
    Mandatory In-Person Session: Monday, January 8, 2024, 9:00am-11:30am

    63. Bridging the Gap in the Apple Ecosystem

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Directors of Technology, IT Staff, Teachers, Technologists

    Dates: 1/25/2024 to 5/9/2024

    This *NO COST* workshop (offered as a series) aims to foster collaboration between educators and IT professionals within the Apple ecosystem. Participants will explore innovative strategies to enhance communication and synergy between these two critical roles in your district. Through demos and discussions, attendees will gain valuable insights into optimizing Apple integration, troubleshooting challenges, and ultimately creating a seamless learning environment for students and staff using Apple devices. Please bring your iPad/Macbook to this session. Join us for one session or all three. All are welcome; teams that include teachers and IT staff are encouraged.

    64. Utilizing a Math Workshop Approach in the Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 1/25/2024 to 4/18/2024

    Math Workshop is a differentiated approach to mathematics instruction that puts the student at the center of the learning environment. With small groups and whole class focus lessons and engaging learning stations, students experience mathematics through investigation. Academic discourse and reflection are critical elements of the Math Workshop model. Using the book "Math Workshop: Five Steps to Implementing Guided Math, Learning Stations, Reflections, and More”, as a guide to discussion and learning, participants will work through the concepts in the book with its author, Jennifer Lempp. All participants will receive a copy of the book prior to the first session.

    65. Regional School Social Workers Forum

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 1/30/2024 to 5/23/2024

    Calling all School Social Workers!

    Back by popular demand, PNW BOCES is proud and pleased to host the Regional School Social Workers Forum. These meetings designed for and by School Social Workers will provide the opportunity to network, discuss critical issues and engage in relevant and meaningful professional learning. All School Social Workers are welcome and no fee is required!

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 66. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 - (BEDFORD ONLY COHORT A)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Educators of reading, spelling, and related language skills, general and education teachers, reading teachers, interventionists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 1/30/2024 to 5/14/2024

    Closed
    LETRS is an empowering professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Educators in this program will benefit from:
  • Understanding the content and methodology of research-based, explicit, structured literacy instruction
  • Deep knowledge of the cognitive and language factors that shape student learning and of pedagogical detail
  • Information about how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students

    The focus of Volume 1 is word recognition. Topics addressed include:
  • The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • The Speech Sounds of English
  • Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    **Participation in Volume 1 includes:
  • Four, full-day workshops held onsite in Bedford.
  • 37-48 hours of asynchronous online coursework and reading.
  • 10-15 hours of Bridge to Practice activities (application in a classroom) Registration includes participation in the four workshops, a Volume 1 manual, and a one-year subscription to the LETRS Suite. The LETRS Suite is where online coursework and reading will be completed.
  • This workshop is designed for teachers of 8th grade or high school Regents science courses with familiarity of the three dimensions of the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards. Teachers in this workshop are ready to design phenomenon-based, student-centered lessons and units in which students engage in sensemaking of phenomena, based on course-delineated core science ideas.

    For each session, participants will spend approximately the first half of each seminar learning about the pedagogical shifts of the standards and the second half engaged in supervised lesson/unit design. The structure of this workshop is to reinforce the iterative nature of design thinking for individual teachers or teams of science teachers as they construct lessons and units to achieve the goals of the new standards.

    Teachers in this Life Sciences: Biology (formerly Living Environment) workshop will use a variety of documents to:





    • identify the SEPs and CCCs that students will employ to make sense of the DCIs;





    • identify unit and lesson DCI-based phenomena so that students will make sense of scientific ideas using the identified SEPs and CCCs; and





    • design sensemaking tasks for students using clarification statements and assessment boundaries in the PEs to ensure fidelity to the specifications of the DCIs.

    This workshop is designed for teachers of 8th grade or high school Regents science courses with familiarity of the three dimensions of the NYS P-12 Science Learning Standards. Teachers in this workshop are ready to design phenomenon-based, student-centered lessons and units in which students engage in sensemaking of phenomena, based on course-delineated core science ideas.

    For each session, participants will spend approximately the first half of each seminar learning about the pedagogical shifts of the standards and the second half engaged in supervised lesson/unit design. The structure of this workshop is to reinforce the iterative nature of design thinking for individual teachers or teams of science teachers as they construct lessons and units to achieve the goals of the new standards.

    Teachers in this Earth and Space Sciences (formerly Earth Science) workshop will use a variety of documents to:






    • identify the SEPs and CCCs that students will employ to make sense of the DCIs;






    • identify unit and lesson DCI-based phenomena so that students will make sense of scientific ideas using the identified SEPs and CCCs; and






    • design sensemaking tasks for students using clarification statements and assessment boundaries in the PEs to ensure fidelity to the specifications of the DCIs.

    *** Please note that participation in this workshop will prepare participants for subsequent NYSSLS offerings this year, and serves as a prerequisite for Secondary Life and Earth and Space Science Courses ***

    69. Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS) Volume 1 - (BEDFORD ONLY COHORT B)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Educators of reading, spelling, and related language skills, general and education teachers, reading teachers, interventionists, literacy leaders

    Dates: 2/13/2024 to 5/30/2024

    Closed
    LETRS is an empowering professional learning course for instructors of reading, spelling, and related language skills. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. Educators in this program will benefit from:
  • Understanding the content and methodology of research-based, explicit, structured literacy instruction
  • Deep knowledge of the cognitive and language factors that shape student learning and of pedagogical detail
  • Information about how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students

    The focus of Volume 1 is word recognition. Topics addressed include:
  • The Challenge of Learning to Read
  • The Speech Sounds of English
  • Teaching Beginning Phonics, Word Recognition, and Spelling
  • Advanced Decoding, Spelling, and Word Recognition

    **Participation in Volume 1 includes:
  • Four, full-day workshops held onsite in Bedford.
  • 37-48 hours of asynchronous online coursework and reading.
  • 10-15 hours of Bridge to Practice activities (application in a classroom) Registration includes participation in the four workshops, a Volume 1 manual, and a one-year subscription to the LETRS Suite. The LETRS Suite is where online coursework and reading will be completed.
  • 70. SCI21 ILS Investigation Preparation - HOW'S THE WEATHER UP THERE (S1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: N/A

    Dates: 2/26/2024

    Starting Soon

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ILS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    71. SCI21 ILS Investigation Preparation - IT'S ALIVE (S1)

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: N/A

    Dates: 2/26/2024

    Starting Soon

    This 2-hour in-person session is to help schools prepare for one of the science investigations that students must complete for the ILS assessment.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to practice the "hands-on” portion of the assessment. The learning facilitator will review all Teacher Materials, Rubrics, Student Directions, Student Answer Packets, and supplemental Investigation resources. Facilitators will address questions about all aspects of the student task. Alignment to the Science 21 curriculum will be briefly reviewed.

    72. School Library Intervisitation Series: Mahopac HS (Day 4 A)

    Program: Professional Library

    Audience: School library media specialists

    Dates: 2/27/2024

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    Join fellow school library media specialists at Mahopac HS as Dara Berkwits, LMS, shares information about the school library renovation from start to finish and genrifying the school library collection. Carpooling is encouraged.

    73. Stop the Bleed Training

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 2/27/2024

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    A formal presentation including hands on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing and use of a tourniquet. This course was developed for a non-medical audience to address the needs of the civilian responder and how to control life-threatening external bleeding until emergency services arrive.

    74. Quizizz Information Session

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Anyone using or Interested in Quizizz

    Dates: 2/27/2024

    Starting Soon
    Join us for a Quizziz introduction and information session Quizizz is a Learning platform that offers multiple tools to make a classroom fun, interactive, and engaging. As a teacher, you can create lessons, conduct formative assessments, assign homework, and interact with your students (for all grades) captivatingly. BOCES aidable and Ed Law 2d compliant. A Zoom link will be sent to participants the day before the session.

    75. THREAT ASSESSMENT TEAM WORKSHOP (COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL THREAT ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES TRAINING)

    Program: Regional Safety Services

    Dates: 2/28/2024

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    This training is designed for school-based threat assessment teams to answer key questions on establishing threat assessment processes within your school, district and community. This training not only will explore questions related to the principles of threat assessment such as behaviors, communication, and follow up, it will also focus on training the teams in the use of the evidence based Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines Tool established by Dr. Dewey Cornell and apply it to real world scenarios. A school triage team contains, at the minimum, an administrator, a mental health professional, and school resource officer or other law enforcement representative. We STRONGLY encourage schools and districts to have ALL triage team members attend on the same date. There will be exercises and case studies that teams will work through together to help establish their own processes and protocols..

    76. Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Pre- K and Kindergarten Teachers, Reading Specialists, Teaching Assistants, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    The Phonemic Awareness professional development webinar, provided by a knowledgeable Literacy Specialist, provides educators with an overview of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum. All participants should have access to the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness lessons for their grade level during the webinar. Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in the Heggerty Tier 1, 2022 curriculum. An outline of a webinar PD is as follows: 1. What is Phonemic Awareness? a. Define Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and how it is different from Phonics 2. Why is Phonemic Awareness Important? a. Brief overview of the research behind the curriculum 3. How can the lessons be implemented in a classroom? a. Review of the scope & sequence b. Modeled lesson, with hand motions modeled for some skills c. Overview of lesson components included in the Phonemic Awareness curriculum i. 5-8 phonological or phonemic awareness skills ii. 2-3 early literacy skills 4. Suggestions for effective implementation of the phonemic awareness lessons 5. Questions and Answers Teachers can access the webinar links individually and recordings with 30-day access are provided after the webinar. It is also helpful if all participants have a copy of the curriculum for the sessions.

    77. Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum for Primary Teachers (Grade 1 and Grade 2)

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: First and Second Grade Teachers, Reading Specialists, Teaching Assistants, Special Education Teachers

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    The Phonemic Awareness professional development webinar, provided by a knowledgeable Literacy Specialist, provides educators with an overview of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness curriculum. All participants should have access to the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness lessons for their grade level during the webinar. Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in the Heggerty Tier 1, 2022 curriculum. An outline of a webinar PD is as follows: 1. What is Phonemic Awareness? a. Define Phonological and Phonemic Awareness and how it is different from Phonics 2. Why is Phonemic Awareness Important? a. Brief overview of the research behind the curriculum 3. How can the lessons be implemented in a classroom? a. Review of the scope & sequence b. Modeled lesson, with hand motions modeled for some skills c. Overview of lesson components included in the Phonemic Awareness curriculum i. 5-8 phonological or phonemic awareness skills ii. 2-3 early literacy skills 4. Suggestions for effective implementation of the phonemic awareness lessons 5. Questions and Answers Teachers can access the webinar links individually and recordings with 30-day access are provided after the webinar. It is also helpful if all participants have a copy of the curriculum for the sessions.

    78. User Group: Education Framework

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: District and Building Administrators, Directors of Technology, Users of Education Framework

    Dates: 2/28/2024

    Starting Soon
    Education Framework provides data privacy safety and security to hundreds of thousands of students in the United States and is rapidly growing its impact. Join us for this session to learn about the latest features and tips! A Zoom link will be sent to all participants the day before the event.

    79. Transition Assessment Series: Parts 1 and 2

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Special Education Teachers, CSE Chairperson, School Counselors, School Psychologists, Related Service Providers, Families and Transition Specialists.

    Dates: 2/29/2024

    Starting Soon
    Transition assessing is essential to the transition planning process. Join us for this full-day workshop as we explore assessments covering multiple domain areas including education and training, employment and independent living. We will share assessment links and resources that can be used with students to help them develop their individual transition journeys leading to improved postsecondary outcomes.

    In addition to selecting and administering assessments, we will look at interpreting results and how this information can be used in the transition planning process and to reflect that information in the IEP.

    This in-person workshop will take place at PUTNAM | NORTHERN WESTCHESTER BOCES.

    Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 11:59pm
    In-Person Session: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 9:00am-2:30pm

    80. Collegial Circle for Athletic Directors

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 2/29/2024 to 6/13/2024

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    The focus of this collegial circle is to support the unique and challenging needs of Athletic Directors. Members will learn and grow from and with each other, as they seek advice and pose solutions with their colleagues, share best practices and resources, improve programs, and hear how different schools and districts approach a variety of relevant and timely issues.

    81. Conversational Spanish for Beginners (In Person)

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Dates: 2/29/2024 to 4/18/2024

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    This is an introductory course meant for those who want to communicate in the target language. Participants will engage in interactive activities focusing on conversational skills, for both listening and speaking, and some reading and writing to reinforce everyday communication. Cultural norms from different Spanish speaking countries will be shared to promote a culture of understanding and respect. Literature, music, videos, and games will be used as the basis for group discussions. In the target language, the participants will be able to communicate vocabulary and phrases to describe themselves, likes/dislikes, colors, weather, food, feelings, classroom objects and subjects, directions, and tiles of school workers.

    82. Hot Topics in Educational Leadership: What's the Research Telling Us? Leading MTSS with Fidelity

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: School Building and Business Leaders

    Dates: 2/29/2024

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    This workshop will provide leaders with key research findings on relevant and timely leadership topics. This program will highlight the quality of Manhattanville's doctoral program dissertation findings. Participants will gain insights from a mini-keynote presenter on relevant leadership topics followed by a panel presentation on current research findings to inform potential solutions and next steps.

    83. Leveraging Partnerships to Enhance Community Outcomes: Overview of Community Schools Model

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 3/1/2024

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    As the needs of our students and families continually evolve, schools must adapt to best serve them. Join us for an enlightening workshop where participants will delve into the fundamental concepts of Community Schools. Explore local models within our region to learn more about the significance of these initiatives. In addition, participants, whether individuals or teams, will engage in discussions to brainstorm and strategize ways to develop and implement the Community Schools model in their own schools or districts.

    The Community Schools model has the ability to provide a holistic, community-driven approach that positively impacts students' academic achievements, overall well-being, and community engagement.

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • To effectively develop vocabulary and academic language, research identifies a combination of direct and indirect instructional practices that support English Language Learners across content areas. Students will benefit from a consistent approach to vocabulary instruction as a part of routines that foster listening, speaking, reading and writing in English.

    In this workshop, participants will examine:

  • How to identify the academic vocabulary needed for success in the subject area
  • Criteria for selecting key words from the content for direct instruction
  • How to plan a vocabulary lesson for explicit direct instruction
  • Instructional routines to teach word learning strategies

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • This training will provide an overview of the relationship between executive function and self- regulation skills development in students and young adults with ADHD. Understanding the developmental expectations of learning and mastering these critical skills by age group will be at the forefront of creating a framework for identifying appropriate therapeutic and school-based interventions for students with ADHD. The second half of this training will focus on identifying and using clinical and school-based interventions and supports for executive function skills development utilizing empirically based approaches across the developmental lifespan.

    Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the relationships between executive function and self-regulation skills in the developing brain.
  • Participants will be able to discuss the timeline and expectations of the development of executive function skills across the developmental lifespan
  • Participants will be able to identify clinical and school-based interventions and supports for executive function skills development utilizing empirically based approaches across the developmental lifespan

    Zoom information will be sent to registrants via email prior to each meeting

    Our workshops are accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations, please contact Hallie Hirsch, hhirsch@pnwboces.org, at least three weeks prior to your event.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 86. Living History: The Underground Railroad and New York City

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: All educators, administrators and school staff

    Dates: 3/1/2024 to 3/2/2024

    Wait ListStarting Soon
    New York City played a major role in the history of the Underground Railroad throughout the period leading up to the Civil War. The city's history with slavery began early in American History. For over 200 years, most of New York City favored slavery because the region's cotton and sugar industries depended on slave labor. During the colonial era, 41 percent of NYC's households had slaves, compared to just six percent in Philadelphia and two percent in Boston. Eventually, after the state abolished slavery in 1827, the city became a hotbed of anti-slavery activism and a critical participant in the Underground Railroad, the network of secret churches, safe houses, and tunnels that helped fugitive slaves from the south reach freedom. While some of these Underground Railroad sites no longer exist or have relocated, a few of the original structures can be visited today.

    This course will consist of a Zoom Meeting with multimedia presentation about the history of slavery and the underground Railroad in New York City and an Underground Railroad Walking Tour of sites in New York City. Participants will be responsible for all travel costs, walking tour fee and meals.

    Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the Underground Railroad historic sites in New York City
  • Discuss the impact of slavery in New York City
  • Summarize the impact of race relations in New York City

    Registration Fee - $150.00

    **Participants will be responsible for all travel costs, walking tour fee and meals.

  • 87. For the Love of Data - Cultivating Collaborative Cultures for Inquiry

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 3/4/2024 to 4/11/2024

    In the professional learning opportunity, For the Love of Data - Cultivating Collaborative Cultures for Inquiry, teachers, leaders, and district data teams embark on a three-part journey to demystify and humanize the Data-Driven Continuous School Improvement process. On Day 1, they prepare the field for inquiry work, exploring collaborative norms and models of Data-Driven Inquiry. Day 2 focuses on effective meeting structures and roles, emphasizing deep listening and decision-making in data conversations. Day 3 delves into the three stages of inquiry, Data-Driven Learning, and tool selection.

    88. Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Teachers

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Literacy Specialists; Special Education Teachers; General Education Teachers; School Psychologists; Principals

    Dates: 3/4/2024

    Wait List
    This workshop will equip teachers with easy to implement strategies for teaching vocabulary across content areas to improve student comprehension and close learning gaps.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

    89. Shifting the Balance (3-5): Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom

    Program: Curriculum Center Literacy

    Audience: Grade 3-5 teachers, literacy coaches, special education teachers, reading interventionists, principals, district leaders

    Dates: 3/4/2024

    Closed
    It seems that talk about the science of reading and the call for changed practices in the literacy classroom is everywhere these days. But so much of this conversation has focused on beginning readers. If you're an educator supporting upper elementary readers--or even younger readers who have grown beyond their peers--you've likely wondered, "What about us? What does the current body of research reveal about practices in intermediate classrooms?”


    In this workshop, Katie Egan Cunningham, co-author of Shifting the Balance: Bringing the Science of Reading into the Upper Elementary Classroom, introduces six shifts for upper elementary teachers to consider as they work to make reading success more accessible for all students. Across the day, Katie will zoom in on common practices that need reexamination, use scientific research to untangle misunderstandings related to those practices, and offer brain-friendly, high-leverage instructional moves, as an alternative.

    90. Fund Accounting How To's

    Program: Center for Educational Leadership

    Audience: New Treasurers, Accountants, and Business Administrators

    Dates: 3/5/2024

    Refresher and overview of the basics of fund accounting and Q&A period. Bring to the table your most troubling accounting questions and we can show you how to handle journal entries for any scenario.

    91. Play-Based Learning Strategies to Enhance Numeracy

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Dates: 3/5/2024

    Brain scientists have identified that movement is essential for enhanced brain function, circulation, focus, concentration, learning, and retention. Students learn differently - which is why this training includes strategies for teaching with visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities, all aligned with Next Generation Learning standards. These trauma-informed, multi-sensory learning strategies will engage your learners, build self-confidence, and reduce learning deficits. Best of all, kids love to learn this way! Learning Objectives: ● Learn the brain science behind movement-based learning. ● Learn practical math strategies to facilitate teaching and learning. ● Learn trauma-informed and SEL strategies for improving students' self-confidence while simultaneously increasing math confidence. The presenter will email the agenda and evaluation before the workshop to be copied for all participants. The presenter will bring kinesthetic floor mats to demonstrate movement-based learning activities during the workshop. This is a highly interactive workshop that is enjoyable and engaging for the participants! Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. All participants will receive 1. The Math & Movement Training Manual ebook, which contains over 250 engaging math movements

    92. SeeSaw Information Session

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Anyone using or Interested in SeeSaw

    Dates: 3/5/2024

    Join us for a SeeSaw introduction and information session. Seesaw brings together instructional tools and curriculum, inclusive two-way communication, deep learning insights & progress monitoring. BOCES aidable and Ed Law 2d compliant. A Zoom link will be sent to participants the day before the session.

    93. Innovative Counseling Approaches

    Program: Guidance & Child Study Center

    Dates: 3/6/2024 to 3/7/2024

    This multi-day training is designed to provide alternative, yet innovative counseling approaches that can support a variety of students behaviors and concerns. Together we will learn about the following clinical approaches:

    Solution Focused Counseling:

    This approach focuses on the future, is goal-orientated, and is solution geared rather than problem directed- as it is a short term approach, it is beneficial to students that are in current crisis or students that need support on a particular issue.

    Motivational Interviewing:

    This approach is beneficial to a disengaged or ambivalence presenting student. This approach fosters a caring environment for the student to navigate their own reasons for change and reminding them they are the experts in their own lives.

    Positive Psychology:

    This approach focuses on the now, and what a student already has "going for them”. This approach reminds our students of the internal toolbox they have within themselves to navigate challenging situations.

    Strength Based Approach:

    This approach focuses on the strength any student has within them- even in crisis, defiant and disengaged situations. With this approach, we give our students their power back by reminding them of the strengths they have within even when enduring challenging situations.

    Cancellations or delays due to inclement weather can be found on the PNW BOCES website.

    If a delayed opening is announced:

  • Morning meetings will be cancelled and we will attempt to reschedule at a later date.
  • Full day workshops will start at 10:30 and will be postponed if BOCES closes.
  • In case of early dismissal, afternoon meetings will be cancelled.
  • 94. Future of Education Quarterly Gathering 3A

    Program: Curriculum Center

    Audience: Members of the Future of Education Collective

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    Please register for one quarterly gathering in October, January, March, and May.

    95. Dimensions of Equity in Education

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: Educational Organizations (Administrators, Teachers, Pupil Personnel Staff, and other staff members).

    Dates: 3/6/2024

    The contents of this package address Dimensions of Equity in Education. Participants will understand the importance of equity, culture, and socio-cultural awareness in terms of educator development and support. This Training Package is organized into 3 parts:

    Section 1: Grounding in around Equity & Culture as well as the NYSED Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework (CRSE) which informs our work as Culturally Responsive Practitioners;

    Section 2: Participants will explore concepts of Equity in their organization's policies and procedures through unpacking Zaretta Hammond's Dimensions of Equity Tool;

    Section 3: Review a case study of Socio-Cultural Awareness which is an understanding of the role culture plays in educational processes & systems.

    This in-person workshop will take place at Putnam|Northern Westchester BOCES.

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:59 pm
    In-Person Workshop: Wednesday, March 6, 2024 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

    96. Language Acquisition and Learning

    Program: The Hudson River Teacher Center

    Audience: K-12 Educators

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    How does language development affect learning? Through exposure to research literature and information on language acquisition theory, you will gain a deeper understanding of the intersection of language and learning. Educators will be guided to reflect on how language development affects instruction and learning in their own classrooms.

    97. ST Math Information Session (STILL OPEN)

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Anyone using or Interested in ST Math

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    Closed
    YOU MUST REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE Hosted by ONC BOCES
    Teaching the Way the Brain Learns. Learn about how the brain processes information and how we can use that information to create a classroom centered around "Doing." Giving students an environment where failure is encouraged, and iterative experiences are commonplace. Learn how to use the groundbreaking research of MIND Research Institute through the tool of ST Math to reimagine your classroom and learning environments. BOCES aidable and Ed Law 2d compliant. A Zoom link will be sent to participants the day before the session.

    98. Master of Science Degree in Educational Technology Information Session

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Individuals interested in a MS degree in Educational Technology

    Dates: 3/7/2024

    Looking to qualify for NYS Certification as an Educational Technology Specialist and/or Professional Certification in Subject Area(s)? PNWBOCES and LIU are proud to have partnered to bring you this opportunity using an online cohort model with special pricing. Earn 30 total graduate credits in 21-23 months. Interested in learning more, join us for our information session where we will explore your pathway to success! A Zoom link will be sent to all participants the day before the event.

    99. SCI21 Writing in Science

    Program: Science 21

    Audience: K-5

    Dates: 3/8/2024

    Science is a content area built around doing. ~ And that doing involves everything from thinking, to experimenting, to writing. ~ In fact, science is as filled with opportunities for reading and writing as any other content area, and a large part of the doing of science requires the putting of words to paper (or screen) and/or the drawing of figures and diagrams. ~ In this workshop, participants will explore a number of ways to help learners of all ages become scientific writers, equally as engaged in running tests as reflecting on their learning. ~ Attendees will explore a variety of simple and detailed writing prompts, investigate methods to shift from more standard types of lab reporting to more inquiry-based formats, and consider opportunities for deeper writing throughout the science curriculum, in particular, Science 21.

    100. Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout

    Program: Regional Partnership Center

    Audience: General and special education teachers and administrators, school counselors, transition coordinators, related service providers, agency staff, students, and families.

    Dates: 3/8/2024

    The Evidence-Based Practices for Improving Graduation Rate and Decreasing Dropout package is designed to assist Educational Organizations (EOs) to develop systems and evidence-based practices that are known to enhance successful completion of school for students with disabilities.

    Participants will gain a deeper understanding of: - available resources aimed at increasing school completion -what data can be used to identify a student's dropout risk -using data to make programmatic changes -strategies to consider to increase school completion

    Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
    *This session will be held via Zoom

    101. Kinesthetics meets the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards for K-1 (AM session)

    Program: Education Technology

    Audience: Teachers, Technologists, Administrators

    Dates: 3/8/2024

    Join us for an innovative workshop designed for teachers. Learn how to integrate kinesthetic learning techniques with the New York State Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards, specifically tailored for kindergarten and first-grade. Each participant will leave with materials valued at over $200.