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1. Institute III: Rethinking Assessments for Blended Classrooms

Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/4/2020

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The most powerful instruction is driven by assessment of what students understand, know, and are able to do. In this session, participants will identify, transport, adapt, and apply highly successful models of assessment to virtual learning environments. These models integrate emergent technologies, current research in learning and development.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Learn to design and select meaningful methods of assessment for diverse kinds of learning.
- Develop tools and resources for teachers and learners to support authentic assessment in blended learning environments.
- Become familiar with research in teaching, learning, and development in the context of blended learning.

Pricing:
Single sessions $95 per person
Bundle of 3 sessions: $225 per person
Bundle of 5 sessions: $275 per person
Full Institute: 9 sessions $450 person
Team of 3 attending a single session: $225
Team of 5 attending a single session: $275
Custom school-wide and district-wide bundles available contact mwilson@swboces.org
Pricing will be adjusted after confirmed bundled enrollment.

2. Institute III: Establishing Culture in the Virtual Classroom

Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

Audience: Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/4/2020

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Without the students, the school is just an empty building. Without the students, virtual learning is as good as a blank lesson plan. Establishing classroom culture begins with the teacher, but does not truly develop until the students are present. Setting the stage for a successful school year starts with getting to know your students and their interests. This not only helps build trusting relationships, but also provides a point of entry to connect lessons to the things that the students find interesting and enjoyable. During this course, participants will explore ways to create a virtual environment of respect and rapport by building relationships, ensuring student safety, setting clear expectations, engaging students in meaningful learning experiences and discussions, and having fun!
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Develop classroom rules and expectations for digital etiquette in synchronous and asynchronous environments.
- Develop a plan for getting to know students and building community.
- Develop a plan for holding students accountable.
- Consider ways to differentiate instruction in an online environment

Pricing:
Single sessions $95 per person
Bundle of 3 sessions: $225 per person
Bundle of 5 sessions: $275 per person
Full Institute: 9 sessions $450 person
Team of 3 attending a single session: $225
Team of 5 attending a single session: $275
Custom school-wide and district-wide bundles available contact mwilson@swboces.org
Pricing will be adjusted after confirmed bundled enrollment.

3. A Simple Model for Online Lesson Design (V2)

Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

Dates: 8/5/2020

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This 3 hour "live" online class will include hands-on, independent work time along with guided instruction and presentation activities. A Simple Model for Online Lesson Design (3 hour). Topics:
  • How can I apply familiar instructional strategies and principles to the design of my online lessons?
  • What are 4 simple elements I should remember to include in my online instruction?
  • What "quick tips" can I use to write and build effective digital learning materials for online learners?
  • How might I blend self-guided online lessons with "live" real-time online class instruction?
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.
  • 4. Coaching for Coaches PLN: Learning First, Technology Second (20-21 Cohort)

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/5/2020

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    New Cohort Forming for 2020-2021. Calling all instructional technology integration specialists! You spent the year supporting everyone else's needs; become part of an annual community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert. Join us as we begin this journey together as a learning community to enhance our practice, informed by an anchor text: "Learning First, Technology Second In Practice".
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    5. Institute III: Instructional Leadership in Virtual Learning

    Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/5/2020

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    Being a supportive instructional leader in a virtual environment has subtle nuances that differ from the more traditional role in a face to face environment. Identifying high-quality teaching and engaged learning in a classroom is a different experience than identifying it when lessons are offered virtually or blended. In this session, participants will explore the critical elements necessary in a virtual or blended learning experience. Participants will crosswalk classroom teaching, blended teaching, and virtual teaching to determine ways to support teachers and all stakeholders. Leaders will conduct a personal skill inventory to develop a learning path for professional growth.
    By the end of this session, participants will:
    - Develop plans for supporting teacher growth during virtual learning.
    - Crosswalk various learning environments from the perspective of an administrator or instructional leader.
    - Brainstorm ideas for creating professional learning plans.

    Pricing:
    Single sessions $95 per person
    Bundle of 3 sessions: $225 per person
    Bundle of 5 sessions: $275 per person
    Full Institute: 9 sessions $450 person
    Team of 3 attending a single session: $225
    Team of 5 attending a single session: $275
    Custom school-wide and district-wide bundles available contact mwilson@swboces.org
    Pricing will be adjusted after confirmed bundled enrollment.

    6. Google Sheets: Spreading the Good Word about Spreadsheets

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/5/2020

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    Spreadsheets can be challenging. However, learning to embrace this technology will change the way you work and the way you interact with data. You'll learn how you can easily create rubrics, seating charts, games, certificates, flashcards, graphs, random name generators and much more. Registered participants will receive email instructions to access the webinar prior to session start.

    7. Intro to Nearpod

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/5/2020

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    Learn how to get up and running on Nearpod. During this webinar we will learn how to create and deliver interactive Nearpod lessons. Go through a student experience and see how you can provide realtime feedback that will keep your student engaged throughout your lesson.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    8. Institute III: Engaging Parents and Caregivers as Partners in Virtual Learning

    Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/6/2020

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    Parents and caregivers are a child's first teachers; and, especially during virtual learning, they are an integral part of the child's educational experience. In this session, participants will learn ways to engage parents and caregivers as partners in virtual learning, develop effective communication to deepen understanding of the distance learning experience, and outline methods to develop a consistent communication plan. Participants will create opportunities for parents to engage and connect, including virtual book clubs or group discussions, and invite parents to engage with the virtual learning experience.
    By the end of this session, participants will:
    - Learn concrete ways to successfully engage parents and caregivers.
    - Consider the unique characteristics and needs of families of ELLs and SWDs and ways to meet those needs.

    Pricing:
    Single sessions $95 per person
    Bundle of 3 sessions: $225 per person
    Bundle of 5 sessions: $275 per person
    Full Institute: 9 sessions $450 person
    Team of 3 attending a single session: $225
    Team of 5 attending a single session: $275
    Custom school-wide and district-wide bundles available contact mwilson@swboces.org
    Pricing will be adjusted after confirmed bundled enrollment.

    9. Webinar: Google Forms

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/6/2020

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    Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more! Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

    During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

    Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

    Due to the covid crisis, this class is being shifted to a 1 hour webinar and will not be held in person. Login information will be emailed to participants the day before the session, please remember to check your email.

    10. Getting Started w/ SeeSaw

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/6/2020

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    In this webinar we will review how to create and setup a class and get your students engaged using SeeSaw. During this webinar you will go through the student experience and explore the many ways you can have students engage with the content they are learning.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    11. Institute III: Inclusive Virtual Learning Environments

    Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/6/2020

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    Providing equity and access to ALL students is a consistent challenge facing educators. It becomes an even greater struggle considering the difficulties presented through COVID-19. This session will support participants in preparing a continuum of services to meet the specific needs of students with disabilities and English language learners during virtual learning or hybrid settings. Participants will receive an overview of systems and practices necessary to deliver explicit, differentiated, and specially designed instruction. Particular attention will be given to sharing methods that enhance inclusivity including approaches to co-teaching and translanguaging that can be used across on-site and remote learning environments.
    By the end of this session, participants will:
    - learn practical approaches to teach established, research-informed learning strategies
    - understand progress monitoring and its impact on instruction and student learning.
    - understand translanguaging pedagogy and opportunities to leverage this practice.

    Pricing:
    Single sessions $95 per person
    Bundle of 3 sessions: $225 per person
    Bundle of 5 sessions: $275 per person
    Full Institute: 9 sessions $450 person
    Team of 3 attending a single session: $225
    Team of 5 attending a single session: $275
    Custom school-wide and district-wide bundles available contact mwilson@swboces.org
    Pricing will be adjusted after confirmed bundled enrollment.

    12. Getting Started w/ SeeSaw

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/6/2020

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    In this webinar we will review how to create and setup a class and get your students engaged using SeeSaw. During this webinar you will go through the student experience and explore the many ways you can have students engage with the content they are learning.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    13. Institute III: Making the Shift to Virtual Learning

    Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/7/2020

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    The transition from classroom instruction to virtual learning has been challenging for many educators. In shifting to virtual learning, it is clear that instruction must be stronger than ever. This session will support teachers in planning for dynamic teaching in the virtual learning space.
    By the end of this session, participants will:
    - consider what is important when planning for virtual instruction.
    - adjust resources and materials for a virtual environment.
    - select virtual tools and strategies to amplify learning.

    Pricing:
    Single sessions $95 per person
    Bundle of 3 sessions: $225 per person
    Bundle of 5 sessions: $275 per person
    Full Institute: 9 sessions $450 person
    Team of 3 attending a single session: $225
    Team of 5 attending a single session: $275
    Custom school-wide and district-wide bundles available contact mwilson@swboces.org
    Pricing will be adjusted after confirmed bundled enrollment.

    14. Webinar: Google Forms

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/10/2020

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    Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more! Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

    During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

    Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

    Due to the covid crisis, this class is being shifted to a 1 hour webinar and will not be held in person. Login information will be emailed to participants the day before the session, please remember to check your email.

    15. DreamBox - Is Mathematics difficult for ELLs?

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: DreamBox users

    Dates: 8/10/2020

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    Today in the United States, English language learners (ELLs) are the quickest growing K-12 population, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Many ELLs are not meeting academic proficiency in mathematical standards. ELLs come to the elementary classroom with various levels of the English language, various levels of math proficiency, and a higher need for individualized support. Join us for this hands-on session to explore and experience how DreamBox can be used with your ELLs population.

    During this session, you will learn:


    • Why math is more difficult for ELLs.


    • How DreamBox targets mathematical proficiency for ELLs.


    • Best practices in ELLs elementary math instruction.

    Target Audience: DreamBox users/subscribers.

    ZOOM Meeting:

    When: Aug 10, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://lhric-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qc-yvrTMuGt0fs60kxQBVj9KXPI-6JGLO

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    16. Virtual Field Trip: Archival Education Featuring the Rockefeller Archive Center

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/10/2020

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    The Rockefeller Archive Center is a major repository and research center for the study of philanthropy and its impact throughout the world, and it's right in our backyard in Sleepy Hollow! In addition, the RAC provides exceptional resources for students of all ages through its free Archival Education Platform (https://resource.rockarch.org/archival-education/). Consider this webinar a virtual field trip hosted by Marissa Vassari (Archivist and Educator from RAC), LHRIC Model Schools, and SW BOCES Library Media Services. We are also pleased to feature a local educator from Tarrytown Public Schools who will share her experience and student work from a rich unit of study.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    17. Designing Accessible Nearpod Lessons

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/10/2020

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    During this webinar you will learn how to ensure that the Nearpod lessons you create are accessible to all students using some of Nearpod's advanced features. Learn how to take advantage of the Immersive Reader, audio and visual aids using Nearpod's Content and Activity slides.
    Requirements: Intro to Nearpod
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    18. Supporting Science Research Students in the Summer Virtual Experience and Preparation for Fall

    Program: 2020-2021 - Science

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/11/2020

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    August 10, 2020 Session:

    - Problem solving for Science Research students in the Summer virtual research experience
    - Brainstorming project ideas for Behavioral Surveys, Data-based projects, Local Environmental testing and more
    - How to navigate the rules and regulations for entering science fairs/competitions during a quarantine
    - How to keep students on track during the summer months






    • August 11, 2020

    - Preparation for Fall: Activities overview and planning to bring stability to the Science Research program in a time of transition during a typical and "hybrid" style of opening
    - Activities for 1st year Science Research students to help build their searching and researching skills as well as their presentation skills
    - Activities for 2nd year Science Research students to help them with finalizing their projects and/or writing their paper to be able to enter science competitions
    - Activities for 3rd year Science Research students to help them with writing their paper and all aspects of the Regeneron Science Talent Search and other science competitions

    For more information, please contact Eleanor Friedman - efriedman@swboces.org

    19. Webinar: Google Forms

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/10/2020

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    Google Forms allows you to easily create forms, surveys, and assessments. Google Forms can be used innovatively in your classroom to formulate assessments, rubrics, assignment drop boxes, instant feedback, and much more! Form results connect with Google Sheets, allowing you to easily manage your data to impact instruction and learning.

    During this session, you will learn how to create a form, select a theme, add questions, add images and videos, share and manage your forms, select a response destination, view individual responses, and view response summaries.

    Prerequisite: Prior experience using Google Drive is required.

    Due to the covid crisis, this class is being shifted to a 1 hour webinar and will not be held in person. Login information will be emailed to participants the day before the session, please remember to check your email.

    20. The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ACCESS VIRTUALLY via Zoom Videoconference)

    Program: 2020-2021 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA

    Dates: 8/11/2020 to 8/12/2020

    This program will satisfy the NYSED requirement for 6 hours of training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention for any new certificate or license.

    This training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
    The training will also address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

    Successful completion of the class will meet the certification requirements in Sec14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012.

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

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


    Fee: $125 per participant in the form of check or money order made out to SWBOCES.
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    21. Webinar: Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/11/2020

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

    Due to the covid crisis, this class is being shifted to a 1 hour webinar and will not be held in person. The Course will Be Held from 9AM-10AM

    Login information will be emailed to participants the day before the session, please remember to check your email.

    22. Curating Creation Using Google's CS First & Scratch

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/11/2020

    If you are a Google district and use Scratch, or would like to teach your students how to code using Scratch's block based coding program, then you will find the CS First teacher dashboard a crucial tool to manage student work and resources. Join this webinar and learn how to create and manage classes, review student work and provide students with feedback throughout the creation process.
    Requirements: Teacher and Student Access to Google District Accounts
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    23. Google Classroom: Creating an Online Classroom in 60 Minutes or Less

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/11/2020

    New
    "Crash course" webinars focusing on essential skills for technology tools that can be utilized for remote learning, communication, and assessment.
    Format: essential skills, followed by Q and A.
    Skills covered:
  • Create a Google Class and Enroll Students
  • Create assignments that you can monitor, assess, and grade
  • Use the Stream for Classroom "discussions"
  • Add materials for additional learning (websites, videos, PDF documents, images).
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • 24. Summer Institute II for Race, Equity, and Social Justice

    Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Race and Equity

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/12/2020 to 8/25/2020

    In order to fully understand the complex challenges facing our society, we must understand the roles of race and racism, and the ways in which they intersect to impact teaching and learning in K-12 schools. In this five-session leadership series, participants will explore issues of race, social justice, and equity as they work to improve their practice to promote equity for all children. Participants will be exposed to critical theories and practical strategies and will apply those frameworks to a local problem of practice. The goal of the Institute is to take participants on a personal equity journey while simultaneously reflecting upon the impact participants have on others as it relates to ensuring success for all students.
    Institute participants will:



    • Reflect and challenge themselves and one another to examine personal beliefs and practices about teaching and learning.



    • Examine and explore how implicit bias and internalized racism influences their perspectives on leadership.



    • Develop an understanding of critical race theory, racial identity development, anti-racist pedagogy, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies - and the implications for teaching all students.



    • Learn and practice strategies to initiate, navigate, and sustain conversations about race, racism, and anti-racism with colleagues, families, and students.



    • Push themselves towards becoming comfortable being uncomfortable in order to engage in authentic dialogue about the impact of race in PreK-12 education.



    • Identify and leverage leadership, teaching, and learning practices that advance equity.



    • Adopt an anti-racist approach to realizing racial equality in our schools



    • Leave with an action plan for interrupting racism personally, professionally, and institutionally. Up to 20 CTLE credits available Bundled pricing available.

    25. Dignity Act Coordinator Refresher Course - VIA ZOOM

    Program: 2020-2021 - School Climate and Culture

    Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect July 1, 2012 and was amended, effective July 1, 2013. This training is designed to review the requirements as outlined in the law and focus on implementation issues and best practices. Participants will:


    • Review the law, definitions and requirements of the Dignity Act

    • Share best practices and lessons learned

    • Raise awareness and sensitivity to the effects of bullying, harassment and discrimination

    • Identify strategies for prevention and intervention

    •Examine investigative practices

    Fee:
    $120 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $155 per participant for all others

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

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

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

    26. Webinar: The NEW Google Sites

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    The new and modern Google Sites provides a simple, aesthetically pleasing, and straightforward method for website creation and collaboration! The new Google Sites is simply an updated and streamlined version of the original platform. If you are new to Google Sites, have no worries! There is no prior knowledge necessary from the original Google Sites. The updated Google Sites makes website creation simple!

    Participants in this workshop will learn about:





    • Basic web design principles





    • Creation & organization of pages





    • Aesthetic theme choice (color schemes, font styles)





    • Google Drive folders & files integration





    • Inclusion of media-rich content





    • Permission settings






    • Publishing

    Prerequisite: A Google account is required. Due to the covid crisis, this class is being shifted to a 1 hour webinar and will not be held in person. Login information will be emailed to participants the day before the session, please remember to check your email.

    27. Google Classroom: Creating an Online Classroom in 60 Minutes or Less

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    New
    "Crash course" webinars focusing on essential skills for technology tools that can be utilized for remote learning, communication, and assessment.
    Format: essential skills, followed by Q and A.
    Skills covered:
  • Create a Google Class and Enroll Students
  • Create assignments that you can monitor, assess, and grade
  • Use the Stream for Classroom "discussions"
  • Add materials for additional learning (websites, videos, PDF documents, images).
    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.
  • 28. Getting Started w/ SeeSaw

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/13/2020

    Closed
    In this webinar we will review how to create and setup a class and get your students engaged using SeeSaw. During this webinar you will go through the student experience and explore the many ways you can have students engage with the content they are learning.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    29. Crash Course: Kami

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Dates: 8/17/2020

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    Explore how you can make use of the app and web-based version of Kami to make eBooks, PDFs, worksheets and more accessible to all students. Discover the built in tools such as annotation, text-to-speech, draw, audio, and video which allow students to create and you to provide customized feedback. With the ability to integrate with Schoology, Canvas, and Google Classroom, the possibilities are endless on how to integrate this tool into your lessons.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    30. Summer Institute for Race, Equity, and Social Justice: A Teacher's Role

    Program: 2020 Summer Institute for Race and Equity

    Audience: Teachers, Assistant Principals, Principals

    Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/21/2020

    New
    Engaging students in conversations about social justice and restorative practices supports student achievement across the educational continuum. Join Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility for an interactive Summer Equity Institute that will provide tools and inspiration for the school year ahead. Over five days, we will explore and practice concepts and skills in:

    •how to build community in our classrooms - both virtually and in person

    •how to build our students' social and emotional skills (from handling strong emotions to empathy) in ways that advance academic goals

    •how to ensure that we are creating a classroom environment that is welcoming to all our students through equitable, anti-racist practices

    •how to take care of ourselves as educators during these challenging times
    The week will include five 3-hour sessions offering a first-hand experience using practical approaches and activities you can apply in the new school year, both online and in person.

    31. Managing your SeeSaw Class Activities

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: Teacher

    Dates: 8/18/2020

    New
    Part two, for those who have a basic understanding and overview of Seesaw. In this webinar we will review how to manage and create folders in SeeSaw and focus on creating and responding to student assignments.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.

    32. Mandated Autism Training (3 Hr. Course) VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCING

    Program: 2020-2021 - Mandated Courses Autism/Child Abuse/DASA

    Audience: All professionals seeking educational certification

    Dates: 8/19/2020

    SWBOCES is sponsoring the following 3 hour NYS Mandated course: Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders - NYS Education Department Approved Training

    As part of the New York State Regulations, this workshop will address the needs of autistic children. This overview will meet the state mandate for certification and will include the following topics:
    -Definitions
    -Etiology and prevalence
    -Characteristics
    -Evidenced-based instructional methods
    -Behavior management resources

    KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THIS WORKSHOP:
    1)Meet the state mandate for certification.
    2)Gain knowledge of definitions, needs and evidence-based interventions to work with the growing population of students with autism.

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

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

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

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

    33. Managing your SeeSaw Class Activities

    Program: LHRIC - Instructional Technology (Model Schools Courses)

    Audience: Teacher

    Dates: 8/20/2020

    New
    Part two, for those who have a basic understanding and overview of Seesaw. In this webinar we will review how to manage and create folders in SeeSaw and focus on creating and responding to student assignments.
    Registered participants will be contacted via email with webinar instruction prior to session start.For questions regarding this activity, please contact NAME.

    34. Growing/Strengthening the Science Research Program

    Program: 2020-2021 - Science

    Audience: Teachers, Administrators

    Dates: 8/24/2020 to 8/27/2020

    New
    August 24th - 1st Year Students Pt. 1

    *Recruit students to increase enrollment/build excitement
    *Steps involved for student eligibility
    *Build a culture of support within the school community to increase enthusiasm/support for all aspects of the program
    *Activities for 1st year Science Research students: improve online research & presentation skills, identify a research topic & potential mentors, learn how to design slide deck presentations

    August 25th - 1st Year Students Pt. 2

    *Gain tremendous knowledge & insight into the chosen area of research, create an email & resume (c.v.) to secure a mentor for the research project, create a research plan, improve presentation skills, learn how to design a poster presentation & become proficient at presenting scientific research
    *Review requirements - gain insight into the forms that are required for the different competitions, review of suggested deadlines for the research projects over the summer

    August 26th - 2nd Year Students

    Activities for 2nd year Science Research students
    *Writing the research paper, creating a poster for competitions, helping the younger students in the role as a "student mentor”
    *Competition Preparation - inviting community members to help the students prepare for the upcoming science fair/competition, setting up a science fair "practice night”, starting to prepare for the senior year competitions

    August 27, 2020 - 3rd Year Students - Competition Preparation

    *Writing/updating the research paper and personal essays in order to enter the Regeneron-Science Talent Search, creating a PowerPoint presentation to be used in the JSHS competition, creating/updating a poster to be used in competitions

    For more information, please contact Eleanor Friedman - efriedman@swboces.org

    35. TELL Awards Celebration of Teaching & Learning (RESCHEDULED DATE: September 24, 2020) VIRTUAL EVENT

    Program: LHRIC - Technology Leadership Institute (TLI)

    Audience: District and School Administrators and Lead Instructional Staff

    Dates: 9/24/2020

    NOTE: Due to the interruptions caused by school and district closures, we are adjusting the timing and format of this event: 4:45pm-7:50pm. This is a virtual event. For questions regarding this activity and nomination applications, please contact Sarah Martabano. Theme: Digital Wellness for the School Community

    Keynote Speaker: Devorah Heitner founded Raising Digital Natives for parents and educators seeking advice on how to help children thrive in a digital world. She has positioned herself to help take the fear out of this emotionally-charged topic and help districts and community members guide kids towards empathy, kindness, and integrity. Getting this right sets kids up for a lifetime of success in a world where they are likely to find a job, meet their spouse, and build their reputations in interactive, digital communities. Raising Digital Natives is a place for parents and educators to get practical, timely, and non-judgmental advice to set our kids up for success in a digital world, and in life.

    This exciting annual award celebration give us an opportunity to celebrate and learn from educators from across the region who have been active Transforming Education through Leading and Learning (TELL). Awardees have been nominated by their peers as outstanding in their field for supporting efforts in classrooms and schools in the integration of Technology and supporting students.

    Registered participants will be provided with webinar information prior to event start.