Catalog: Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES WEBREG

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1. Social Studies K-5

Program: Professional Development

Audience: K-5 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Department Chairs

Dates: 11/5/2019 to 5/26/2020

3 day series
NEXT GEN
Come join your regional Social Studies colleagues. Get the latest NYSED Social Studies updates. Learn new strategies. Discover exciting ways to infuse ELA into your Social Studies curriculum. This cohort is an invitation to share, brainstorm, problem solve, plan and create! The needs and interests of the group will drive every agenda and work session.

Bring your curiosity and get ready to learn and have FUN!!!

Please bring a laptop, earbuds and an upcoming unit.

2. Social Studies 9-12

Program: Professional Development

Audience: 9-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, and Department Chairs

Dates: 11/7/2019 to 5/28/2020

3 day series
NEXT GEN
This forum offers participants the platform for collaboration to address NYSED updates, curriculum, instruction and best practice for Social Studies. We will use the Social Studies Framework to guide us as we learn about the new Global History and US History Regents exams. These sessions will provide participants the opportunity to work together to develop units and tasks that are aligned to the framework and will help lead students to proficiency. The needs of the group will drive every agenda and work session, and the participants will be encouraged to share their expertise to the group. Participants will be armed with updates and knowledge of current researched practices that will be shared back in the districts.

Please bring a laptop, earbuds and an upcoming unit.

3. How Do We Do It All?

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Teachers of grades K-12, Team Leaders, Department Chairs

Dates: 2/10/2020 to 3/12/2020

Social Emotional Learning. The Next Generation Standards for ELA and Math. Science and Social Studies. Personalized Learning. How can we be expected to do it all and to do it well? Join Betsy Serapilio-Frank for a 3 non-consecutive day workshop and learn how to:

• Develop routines and procedures that create a safe and predictable space for learning and risk taking

• Model thinking, listening and speaking behaviors that students can emulate

• Create a practice of mindfulness and self-care for students and teachers

• Integrate content in a way that meets the standards and is natural to student learning

• Create learning opportunities through personalized Learning

Between sessions, participants will apply the learning. When the group reconvenes, we will share our experiences and reflect upon the ways in which the learning was applied.

Please bring a laptop, earbuds, a unit that you are currently teach, your expertise and an open mind.

***To learn about Residency Days, please contact Betsy Serapilio-Frank directly at Betsy.Frank@wflboces.org

4. Personalized Learning Conference - ATTENDING BOTH DAYS

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/1/2020 to 4/2/2020

The Wayne-Finger Lakes region is committed to student agency and empowerment. We believe that when districts work to create environments in which all students can succeed and thrive in school, we will have learners that are prepared for future success in college and career. Our third annual conference will focus on healthy empowered students and how we are leveraging personalization for all learners. The lenses of the conference will include:

Personalizing Through The Eyes of Student (student-led presentations)
Personalizing for the Whole Child
Personalizing the Instructional Cycle
Personalizing Through Flexible Content and Tools

Day one of our event will feature national speaker and author, Thomas Murray. In his latest book, Personal & Authentic, Murray reveals the power of designing awe-inspiring experiences that are grounded in relationships and learner-centered by design. All conference participants will receive a copy of this book. In addition to Mr. Murray's keynote, the day will be filled with breakout sessions and opportunities to network with colleagues that are also dedicated to empowering all students.

Day two will feature more breakout sessions led by educators from our region as well as a keynote by NYS Teacher of the Year, Rachel Murat. Murat is a high school social studies teacher at Maine Endwell High School in Endwell, NY. She believes that "Every voice in education matters and it is time that we amplified all voices." Ms. Murat was a past presenter at the W-FL Personalized Learning Conference and is excited to come back and speak to us all about her journey in empowering students.

Registrations due by March 18th in order to secure a book.

Please note that if you signed up here to attend both days, you DO NOT need to register anywhere else.

5. Personalized Learning Conference - ATTENDING DAY TWO ONLY

Program: Professional Development

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/2/2020

The Wayne-Finger Lakes region is committed to student agency and empowerment. We believe that when districts work to create environments in which all students can succeed and thrive in school, we will have learners that are prepared for future success in college and career. Our third annual conference will focus on healthy empowered students and how we are leveraging personalization for all learners. The lenses of the conference will include:

Personalizing Through The Eyes of Student (student-led presentations)
Personalizing for the Whole Child
Personalizing the Instructional Cycle
Personalizing Through Flexible Content and Tools

Day two will feature more breakout sessions led by educators from our region as well as a keynote by NYS Teacher of the Year, Rachel Murat. Murat is a high school social studies teacher at Maine Endwell High School in Endwell, NY. She believes that "Every voice in education matters and it is time that we amplified all voices." Ms. Murat was a past presenter at the W-FL Personalized Learning Conference and is excited to come back and speak to us all about her journey in empowering students.

All conference participants will receive a copy of Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences That Impact a Lifetime by Thomas Murray (the Conference Keynote from Day 1). Registrations due by March 18th in order to secure a book.

6. Scoring the New US History and Government Regents Exam

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Social Studies Teachers, Team Leaders, Department Chairs

Dates: 4/9/2020

The New US History and Government Regents Examination will be administered for the first time on June 2, 2020. While this exam is not mandatory until August 2021, this is an opportunity for teachers to learn the format of the exam, how it will be scored, as well as strategies and approaches for preparing students for a curriculum that is aligned to the NYS Framework for Social Studies.