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The New York State Education Department requires all applicants for certification or licensing after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services Center is an approved New York State provider of this certification training. This workshop is open to everyone. Based on the requirements of the law, the training will address:





• Social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination





• Identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying and discrimination





• Strategies for effectively addressing exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DZ2FNYVRfYkl1SlE/view?usp=sharing
In December of 2016 the New York State Board of Regents adopted new P-12 science standards. The implementation of these standards is to begin on July 1, 2017 in all schools. The New York State Science Learning Standards represent a pedagogical shift in the way that science is taught. We will be moving from a teacher-centered environment to a student-centered classroom featuring three-dimensional learning. Three-dimensional learning combines content with science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts. Participants in this workshop will develop: -An ability to read and understand the standards document by unpacking performance expectations at their grade level. -Examples of formative assessment tasks that are three-dimensional. -An understanding of resources that are aligned to the new standards. We will examine the Next Generation Science Standards website and the NSTA website to find curated resources and use the EQuIP rubric to determine whether purchased or teacher developed resources are aligned to the standards. -A learning performance that contains all three dimensions including a phenomenon to anchor the concept and engage the students. -The ability to review current lessons to determine how to convert them to 3-D learning. Participants should bring a device, their current science scope and sequence, and any printed materials that they use regularly to plan instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUHotU0dULV84Rmc/view?usp=sharing
Participants in this session will: -Receive grade appropriate resources to help develop future units of study -Be introduced to a variety of grade appropriate phenomena that can be the keystone of future unit/curriculum development -Experience a comprehensive aligned K-2 unit that integrates the corresponding CCSS ELA and Math -Be introduced to sample formative assessments aligned to the NYSSLS Participants should bring a device, their current science scope and sequence, and any printed materials that they use regularly to plan instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOXR4by14M0xvOFk/view?usp=sharing

4. SETC: Certification in Bilingual Education Summer Course 1

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 7/14/2017

BLE33/BLE 500: Foundations of Bilingual Education (3 Credits)

5. Discover The NEW Microsoft

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 7/12/2017

Empowering the Students of Today to Create the World of Tomorrow: Microsoft Education Microsoft is improving environments that support students, educators and parents in fostering 21st century learning, and lead to better learning outcomes. We provide a platform that is simple to set up and manage, affordable and flexible enough to meet the needs of an individual, a classroom, an entire school or school district. The platform delivers seamless access to tools that meet the needs of teachers and students to develop 21st century skills in modern collaborative classroom. During this session participants will discover:

• Amazing and affordable devices for K through College with Windows 10 Creators Edition and Windows 10 S.

• A simpler way to deploy and manage classroom devices featuring Intune for Education.

• New ways to enhance independence, efficiency, engagement and inclusion with OneNote Class Notebook and Inclusive Reader.

• How to create modern collaborative classrooms that accelerate creative ideas around Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams for Education

• Our extensive portfolio of STEM resources that personalize the learning experiences for all students emphasizing Minecraft: Education Edition and Imagine Academy

• How to provide student-centric security and privacy protection through Azure Active Directory, Exchange Online Protection, Advanced Threat Protection, Advanced Threat Analytics Session facilitators: Larry Devine, Chris White Breakfast will be served.
Create lessons your students will love! Easily create lessons in minutes for your next class. Import files (pdf, ppt, jpg) or Google slides and add interactive activities, websites, and videos to keep your students engaged in their learning. Synchronize your lessons across all student devices in the classroom. Get real-time feedback and post-session reports on student comprehension. Please bring power point, slides or PDF to import into a Nearpod lesson along with topics and materials to create a new Nearpod lesson. Bringing your own device is welcome. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYnpwNjhxd05Dams/view?usp=sharing

7. Healthy Habits of Mind and Body

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 7/14/2017

New
Healthy Habits of Mind and Body COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will offer a theoretical and experiential approach to the understanding of what it means to have a growth mindset, to be resilient, and to embrace a mindful lifestyle. We will review empirically supported programs and evidence-based research that demonstrate the value and benefits of mindfulness in your personal life. The main objective of the course is for participants to learn the tools necessary to develop their own resiliency practices that they may incorporate into their personal and professional lives. Please be sure to wear comfortable clothes. FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DTXR2bFNYZjN2YVE/view

8. SETC: Certification in Bilingual Education Course 2

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

BLE308/BLE 508: Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (3 Credits)
Take your presentation to the next level with Prezi! Prezi is a visual storytelling presentation tool that allows you to focus on details and captivate your audience. You and your students can easily use customizable templates to present information incorporating multimedia. This workshop will cover the basics of how to create a Prezi. I will demonstrate how to edit a template, navigate the canvas, frame your content, get to know the transformation tool, add text, images, videos, links, shapes, and navigate and rearrange your path. Please bring lesson ideas to create a presentation you can use with your students. Bringing your own device is welcome. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEakk0NURmOW54MGs/view?usp=sharing

10. Differentiating Instruction Pt 1 - Grades 7-12 presented by Matt Baruch

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2017

The paradigm of instruction in the classroom must change to address the demands of the Common Core and the way our students learn today. What are the expectations of teachers’ work inside the classroom? What are the expectations of students’ work outside of the classroom? This workshop will introduce and implement the transformation of teaching mathematics. Outcomes: 1.Flipped Classroom Instruction lesson; Harvard uses it, why don’t we? 2.Utilizing Plickers/Wootmath for real-time formative assessment data & interactive classroom 3.Deconstruction of complex problems—How to create a cooperative learning environment 4.How to utilize Rotation Stations, Jig-Saw, Grouping, Class Seating arrangement and more 5.Foldable Math Notebooks (time permitting or Part 2) 6.How to teach to ALL Learning Styles (time permitting or Part 2) 7.How to praise student work (time permitting or Part 2) 8.Technology such as Group Me, Remind, Edmoto, etc. (time permitting or Part 2) Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENnp2eDNEQ2o0Zms/view?usp=sharing

11. ELA Coordinator Network Forum presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/19/2017

New
Join this annual, interactive half-day workshop to connect and collaborate with ELA administrators and instructional support staff who are committed to literacy improvement. Review information from the Statewide ELA Framework on helping students become lifelong readers and writers. Share effective best practices and bright spots/successes from your districts or schools. Offer suggestions for the focus of the upcoming 2017-18 ELA Coordinator Network meetings. Enjoy time to discuss, share, and plan for an upcoming year networking with colleagues. Options to consider are speakers, book club suggestions, conference updates, and newest information in literacy education.
This workshop will focus on learning to use the TI-84+. If you need help with using the calculator or want to learn how to do some fun activities that promote the Common Core Standards, this workshop is for you. Instruction will include: -graphing a variety of functions -using and naming lists for statistical purposes -performing a variety of calculations -transferring data from one calculator to another. Come and learn what a powerful tool the calculator can be. Please bring your own calculator and data transfer cable. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESzd4YUJNcUhTa1k/view?usp=sharing
Now that you know the basics of using the TI-84+, what else can the calculator do? We will look further at the statistical capabilities of the calculator in this session. We will also explore probability and simulation. Let’s roll the dice, flip a coin, draw cards, and choose some random numbers. For those of you who teach Algebra II, we will look at how to graph the normal distribution. Again, we will have some fun activities, which promote the Common Core, for you to bring back to your colleagues and classrooms. If there is time, we will learn how to transform graphs via translation, rotation, and dilation. Even if you did not attend Part I, if you know a little bit about the calculator, this is still a good workshop for you to attend. Please bring your own calculator and data transfer cable. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaU8xdWxhVjMtTXM/view?usp=sharing

14. Curriculum Mapping Institute 2017-2018

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

Join Western Suffolk BOCES for this exciting curriculum mapping professional development opportunity. This program will begin over the summer and continue into the 2017-2018 school year. Over the course of a week in the summer, participants will develop calendar based curriculum maps aligned to the new ELA and/or Math standards. Through these grade level maps, instructional gaps, redundancies and areas for integration will be identified, allowing for greater collaboration across grade levels and even across district lines. ELA and Math K-5 – facilitated by Jaime Parker and Larry Farrell Teams for these programs will be comprised of 6 teachers, a K-5 team with at least one teacher from each grade level from the district. Secondary Math by Content Area – facilitated by Mindy LiBassi Curriculum mapping will be developed across any content area chosen with a team of up to 6 teachers from the district. Courses covered include: Algebra 1, Geography, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Program Design – with a one day presentation by Heidi Hayes Jacobs -One week summer institute (July 24-July 28)** -Day 1 – introduction into the mapping process with Heidi Hayes Jacobs -Day 2 – Unpacking the standards with content facilitator -Day 3 – Bundling the standards and creating a year-long context with content facilitator -Day 4 – Creating curriculum maps and additional resources with content facilitator -Day 5 – Review and revision of maps with content facilitator -Three in-district support days to further customize and refine curriculum maps -Two additional full day sessions with all team members to continue the collaborative work on a deeper level** -Periodic virtual conferencing as needed to address any areas of concern Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVkVRVXpobXBkSVU/view?usp=sharing

15. New Teacher Evaluator Training (Must Attend Both Days) presented by Michael Keany

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/25/2017

New
This workshop will review Teacher Effectiveness research. Participants will receive introductory training in the seven teaching standards. This workshop will introduce the participants to evidence based observation aligned with the New York State Teaching Standards. The Growth Model and Value Added Model will be reviewed and discussed as well as the application to Student Learning Objectives and teacher evaluation. SED APPR requirements will be reviewed. Examples from district plans will be shared. We will discuss options for locally developed measures as part of the required APPR regulations. This workshop will introduce student learning objectives. The necessary decisions that the districts will need to make in order to complete their SLOs will be discussed. A review of updated state rules from the guidance document will be provided. Training Elements Covered: -NYS Teaching Standards and their related elements; -Evidence-based observation techniques; -Application and use of the student growth percentile model and the value-added growth model as defined in section 30-2.2 of this Subpart; -Application and use of any assessment tools you intend to use (e.g., portfolios, surveys, goals); -Application and use of any State - approved locally developed measures of student achievement you intend to use; -The scoring methodology utilized by the Department and/or the district of BOCES to evaluate a teacher or principal under this Subpart, including how scores are generated for each subcomponent and the composite effectiveness score and application and use of the scoring ranges prescribed by the Commissioner for the four designated rating categories used for the teacher's or principal's overall rating and their subcomponent ratings; -Specific considerations in evaluating teachers and principals. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENWRGVlM3SDNTWlE/view?usp=sharing

16. SETC: Certification in Bilingual Education Course 3

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

Bilingual 380/ Bilingual 580: Methods of Teaching Native Language Arts and Content Areas to Bilingual Learners (3 Credits)
Have you noticed that teachers are usually asked to create and develop “good” questions, with critical thinking skills in mind? What about training students to do the same? This session is focused on using the Question Formulation Technique, developed by the Right Question Institute, to teach students in grades K-5 to ask high level, critical thinking questions. In addition to learning the QFT method, participants will have the opportunity to plan for instruction in this method during our session. Participants should bring their own electronic device to this session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESHYtRTgzN2M1VjA/view?usp=sharing

18. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2017

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner’s side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMnlTWnpCTS00dFU/view?usp=sharing
Have you noticed that teachers are usually asked to create and develop “good” questions, with critical thinking skills in mind? What about training students to do the same? This session is focused on using the Question Formulation Technique, developed by the Right Question Institute, to teach students in grades 6-12 to ask high level, critical thinking questions. In addition to learning the QFT method, participants will have the opportunity to plan for instruction in this method during our session. Participants should bring their own electronic device to this session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdFd4S1N5MWtiVUk/view?usp=sharing
With the approaching advent of the new Global History Regents format, come the questions: 1. “Will my social studies instruction need to change?” 2. “How will we address the needs of all students, especially those with learning disabilities and language challenges?” This full day session will explore these questions and allow participants to consider how best to utilize strategies and technology to prepare all students for success in their social studies courses and ultimately, the new Social Studies Regents format. Participants should bring an electronic device and/or a copy of the Social Studies Framework for their grade. With these tools, participants will have the opportunity to begin planning revisions to their social studies instruction and assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENHpCYVV1YWZ4bkU/view?usp=sharing
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on collecting evidence that is aligned with the Common Core and in support of special populations as well as a review of feedback to teachers and principals, and value added measurement. We will also review all the required training elements. In addition, participants will evaluate artifacts and a video and discuss the evaluation of the artifacts and video in job alike groups. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWEhWRXFuZW9LYTg/view?usp=sharing
The Global History and Geography Regents II is being rolled out in June 2019 and the new US History Regents in June 2020. That means that we need to prepare our incoming grade 9 (Fall 2017) and grade levels below that for the new Regents format for Social Studies. This session will focus solely on the skills needed to construct appropriate Part 2 responses and how to instruct students to respond to this section. Participants will have the opportunity to construct similar questions that can be incorporated into formative and summative assessments in their Social Studies classes. Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device to the session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbjBoa19FczFoMGM/view?usp=sharing

23. SETC: Certification in Bilingual Education

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 7/31/2017 to 8/4/2017

BLE 381/ BLE 581
Attending Part 1 workshop highly recommended prior to attending Part 2 This workshop is the ongoing work that was started and developed in Part 1. We will continue to explore and develop new lessons with the primary emphasis on teaching math to the way students learn. Student collaboration techniques, technology, summarizing, fluency activities and activity stations, various note taking techniques and classroom seating variations will be developed. Outcomes: 1.How to set up Rotation Stations (Homogeneous verses heterogeneous grouping, utilize chart paper) 2.How to become a Digital Native Instructor (Technology) 3.How to use Fluency Activities and Activity Stations 4.How to have students summarize a lesson 5.Review of Part 1 Workshop (Flipped Classroom, Plickers, Learning Styles, Big Book of Math, Deconstruction of Complex Problems) Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans in which they plan on teaching within the next week or two. Laptop, table or mobile device highly recommended. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENm15MnRVZ1lfb2c/view?usp=sharing
The Global History and Geography Regents II is being rolled out in June 2019 and the new US History Regents in June 2020. That means that we need to prepare our incoming grade 9 (Fall 2017) and grade levels below that for the new Regents format for Social Studies. This session will focus solely on the skills needed to construct appropriate Part 3 responses for the Enduring Issues Essay and how to instruct students to respond to this section. Participants will have the opportunity to construct questions in this format that can be incorporated into formative and summative assessments in their Social Studies classes. Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device to the session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdzlqMk5wNy1vNms/view?usp=sharing

26. GSuite for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/2/2017

GSuite for Education is a great addition to any classroom! GSuite not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using GSuite in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEN1J4WGJ5VlN3djA/view?usp=sharing
New Visions for Public Schools has developed a website containing curriculum, assessment materials and additional resources for teachers in multiple disciplines to use. These materials are offered free of charge. This session will introduce participants to the materials available to them through this website, including how to support instruction for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the offerings for their discipline and to begin planning for upcoming instruction. Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device to the session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM0hhVEdiVEhsRjQ/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** Day 1: Probability and Modeling Data Distributions – August 7, 2017 In this session we will briefly review the probability that the students learned in 6th grade through Algebra 1. We will then build on the probability learned using two-way tables and Venn diagrams. We will look at conditional probability, independence and the rules for probability. Next, we will expand on what was learned about data distributions, using a curve to model data, and Normal Distributions. To cap the day we will look at different types of statistical studies. Please bring a graphing calculator. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESHJvNm1qckJkOVU/view?usp=sharing

29. Wilson Introductory Workshop / Applied Methods 3-day Workshop presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/9/2017

This 15-hour workshop examines the principles of multisensory structured language instruction, dyslexia, reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students beyond grade two with persistent phonological coding deficits. The Introductory Workshop provides practical application of reading research by examining the Wilson Reading System principles of language structure. Participants have the opportunity to plan a WRS lesson and practice procedures. Upon Completion Teachers are able to begin using the Wilson Reading System in a reading class or small group setting in the regular education classroom. However, teachers are not considered trained in WRS and are not eligible to charge fees for WRS tutoring. The WRS Introductory Workshop fulfills the prerequisite for enrolling in WRS Level 1 certification training. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdV9UZHh3VnQtZTA/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. Drawing Conclusions Using Data from both Samples and Experiments – August 8, 2017 This second session will focus on using sample data to estimate a population characteristic, sampling variability in the sample proportion, margin of error when estimating a population proportion or a population mean, sampling variability in the sample proportion or the sample mean, evaluating reports based on data from a sample, experiments and the role of random assignment, differences due to random assignment, ruling out chance, drawing conclusions from data, and evaluating reports based on data from an experiment. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESHJvNm1qckJkOVU/view?usp=sharing

31. Google Arts and Culture presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2017

Google Arts and Culture (formerly known as the Google Cultural Institute) is one of the best things Google provides for education. In this workshop you’ll explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives around the world. The Cultural Institute is broken down into 3 areas: -Art Project - Discover artworks and museum collections from all around the world in a new way. Explore artworks in extraordinary mega pixel detail and take virtual museum tours. -Historic Moments - Explore online archives detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. -World Wonders - Brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and Google Cardboard (a brand new virtual reality technology). Singularly or together they’re an incredible classroom resource. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLES29ocDRadVIwckU/view?usp=sharing
In December of 2016 the New York State Board of Regents adopted new P-12 science standards. The implementation of these standards is to begin on July 1, 2017 in all schools. The New York State Science Learning Standards represent a pedagogical shift in the way that science is taught. We will be moving from a teacher-centered environment to a student-centered classroom featuring three-dimensional learning. Three-dimensional learning combines content with science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts. Participants in this workshop will develop: -An ability to read and understand the standards document by unpacking performance expectations at their grade level. -Examples of formative assessment tasks that are three-dimensional. -An understanding of resources that are aligned to the new standards. We will examine the Next Generation Science Standards website and the NSTA website to find curated resources and use the EQuIP rubric to determine whether purchased or teacher developed resources are aligned to the standards. -A learning performance that contains all three dimensions including a phenomenon to anchor the concept and engage the students. -The ability to review current lessons to determine how to convert them to 3-D learning. Participants should bring a device, their current science scope and sequence, and any printed materials that they use regularly to plan instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUHotU0dULV84Rmc/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the new exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer’s craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUjR1Qkt5WHB4d2s/view?usp=sharing
Participants in this session will: -Provided grade appropriate resources to help develop future units of study -Introduced to a variety of grade appropriate phenomena that can be the keystone of future unit/curriculum development -Experience a comprehensive aligned 3-8 unit that integrates the corresponding CCSS ELA and Math -Will be introduced to sample formative assessments aligned to the NYSSLS -Participants should bring a device, their current science scope and sequence, and any printed materials that they use regularly to plan instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMnZ3YXBfcGtWYUE/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into Parts 2 and 3 of the Common Core Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students -manage their time on the exam, -write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts, -write a rhetorical analysis of a given text after a cold reading, and -incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWWxqYkNjdnB3X0U/view?usp=sharing
Paraprofessionals play an integral role in facilitating student achievement as well as supporting the work of the classroom teacher. Children with ADHD and learning challenges can create a tremendous challenge in the classroom due to their behaviors and their unique needs for support. This workshop will address the specific challenges that paraprofessionals face as they work to support the needs of the individual student, the learning environment, and the classroom teacher. Learning Objectives: -Identify how ADHD and executive functioning deficits are impacting students’ ability to successfully utilize classroom learning and perform well on curriculum objectives. -Learn enhanced strategies for engaging and maintaining students’ attention and active participation, especially to aid slower processors and distracted students. -Apply subtle changes to improve time management, organizational skills and self-management skills. -Learn strategies to reduce students’ stress levels so they can perform better and meet greater expectations. -Address issues of over and under reliance by students on the support offered. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENGZPcXYyN1VVN1U/view?usp=sharing
The Socratic Seminar model is a question-based way to foster close reading and text-centered conversations among students. This workshop will give participants: -a chance to explore the seminar format, -select appropriate texts, -evaluate student participation, and -use academic vocabulary in their responses. Those who have already taken this workshop are welcome to return to share their successes and challenges and advance their skills. This workshop is recommended to grades 6-12, English and Social Studies teachers, and others who incorporate rich, interesting readings in their classrooms. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXpZOWtPRHFwVVE/view?usp=sharing

38. Wilson Level I Certification presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/21/2017

This program is designed to prepare individuals to implement WRS with students in need of a multisensory structured language program at the beginning stages of decoding and encoding. The prerequisite for participation in this program is attendance at a WRS Overview or WRS Applied Methods Workshop. This program is generally completed over the course of one (1) school year and consists of: a)Start-Up Seminar b)Implementation Meetings c)Practicum with Observations d)Steps 1-6 Course online START UP SEMINAR A Wilson Trainer will provide the 5-hour Start-Up Seminar on August 21st. Attendance at this seminar is mandatory for all participants in this program. Participants who do not attend this seminar may be asked, at the discretion of WLT, to withdraw from this program. IMPLEMENTATION MEETINGS A Wilson Trainer will schedule and provide five (5) 1-hour Implementation Meetings throughout the school year. PRACTICUM WITH OBSERVATIONS Participants must complete a minimum of 60 practicum lessons implementing the WRS with an individual student selected according to the Wilson Practicum Student Selection Criteria. Participants must complete a pre- and posttesting student report. A Wilson Trainer observes the participant working with their student during five (5) 45-60 minute lessons during the course of the school year and provides written and verbal feedback. Observation dates and times are arranged by the Wilson Trainer with each participant. If the practicum student will be unavailable for an observation date, the lesson can be videotaped ahead of time to be viewed with the Trainer during the scheduled observation. A maximum of two (2) videotaped observations of this type are allowed. Any missed observations must be rescheduled for a total of five (5). Districts will be responsible for $100 charge for missed observations, if necessary. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEV215ZGdTSk5mU1E/view?usp=sharing

39. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/22/2017

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEd0RnekhBUGI0eGs/view?usp=sharing

40. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2017

Yes, it is possible to teach both grammar and vocabulary simultaneously and connect them to the writing process and to reading comprehension. Teachers will come away with easy-to-use, engaging models applicable to every elementary and secondary ELA classroom. Techniques to be explored are: -morphology charts; -graphic organizers for pre-writing and revision; -ready-to-go resources for teaching vocabulary in the context of well-written sentences drawn from literature; and -a demonstration of RxEdit and RxRevise, which address individual writing deficits through a differentiated, innovative approach. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbWNEVUVpSXpQM2c/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide attendees with best practices on the observation and evaluation practices from the pre-and post-observation conference, to the final observation write-up. In addition, effective summative evaluation procedures will also be discussed. The workshop will also provide attendees with recertification for the APPR process in New York State with a review of the critical attributes of 3012-d. Additionally, a review of the specific strategies leaders can use to extend and refine the skill set of their staff using various approved rubrics in New York State will be part of the workshop. Through video work, review of materials, interrater reliability activities, and artifact discussion, participants will leave with a well oriented knowledge of the next steps they can take to improve their system of evaluation for improved student learning. Participants will leave with practical, next steps they can implement with their staff with consideration for the time available to complete the process with fidelity. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU29scEg5bFNMTWs/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on having participants become knowledgeable about the major tenants of Professional Learning Communities as well as learning practical strategies for implementing the ideas in a building and/or department. Participants will leave with strategies, documents, and protocols that they can adapt to their own situation and learn about some of the best thinking in the field espoused by Rick DuFour and others. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdUdiTG1RZUdOWVE/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide attendees with best practices on the observation and evaluation practices from the pre-and post-observation conference, to the final observation write-up. In addition, effective summative evaluation procedures will also be discussed. The workshop will also provide attendees with recertification for the APPR process in New York State with a review of the critical attributes of 3012-d. Additionally, a review of the specific strategies leaders can use to extend and refine the skill set of their staff using various approved rubrics in New York State will be part of the workshop. Through video work, review of materials, interrater reliability activities, and artifact discussion, participants will leave with a well oriented knowledge of the next steps they can take to improve their system of evaluation for improved student learning. Participants will leave with practical, next steps they can implement with their staff with consideration for the time available to complete the process with fidelity. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU29scEg5bFNMTWs/view?usp=sharing

44. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade K

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/18/2017

Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. -Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used -Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeXRCWmVmR2Uyd0k/view?usp=sharing

45. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/19/2017

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner’s side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb3U4cmsyZElNejg/view?usp=sharing

46. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade 1

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/19/2017

Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. -Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used -Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeXRCWmVmR2Uyd0k/view?usp=sharing

47. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 9/19/2017

New
Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. This is a 4-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all four, but are not required to **Please register separately for each session.** Day 1: Foundational Skills – September 20, 2017 This session will focus on the foundational skills needed for Algebra I. We will look at the types of graphs used in Algebra I, solve a variety of equations and inequalities, look at what our students should know about polynomials, and how to use the graphing calculator to best advantage. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing

49. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade 2

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2017

Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. -Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used -Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeXRCWmVmR2Uyd0k/view?usp=sharing
For most organizations, the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course offers the optimal mix of concepts and skills to safely address many of the behaviors staff encounter. However, in organizations that support persons who are likely to demonstrate higher risk behaviors, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course With Advanced Physical Skills provides effective tools to help staff manage these complex situations. This five-day renewal option offers Certified Instructors additional skills in risk assessment and problem solving, along with facilitation strategies for teaching advanced physical interventions to staff. Instructors gain a deeper understanding of the Foundation Course principles and expand their approaches for minimizing the use and duration of physical intervention. Who Should Attend -Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors, especially those who have completed CPI’s Applied Physical TrainingSM. The content aligns with the recent Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program enhancements. -CPI Certified Instructors who have experienced the enhanced content and whose staff need to manage higher risk or complex behaviors. Leave Fully Equipped to Train Instructors who successfully complete this course leave equipped to begin training Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course with Advanced Physical Skills immediately. Please note: Candidates must attend the full five days and successfully complete all testing requirements to renew their certificates. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQlJWalRMZkNCdFU/view?usp=sharing
Advanced coursework provides in-depth strategies to implement multi- sensory structured language instruction successfully in group settings and advanced levels of decoding and encoding. This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepared participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: -Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals -Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus -Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction -Incorporate effective Strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction Prerequisites: Level I Certification and a Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcVVjLVAxY0FhQjg/view?usp=sharing

52. GSuite for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/26/2017

GSuite for Education is a great addition to any classroom! GSuite not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using GSuite in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEejVhOERkX3hEWUk/view?usp=sharing

53. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2017

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing

54. The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy presented by Andrew Greene

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2017

Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes that make the taxonomy more action-oriented and much more user-friendly. This workshop will focus on the practical manifestation of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy and the implication for instruction, curriculum, and assessment. It is a major step forward in the design of unit plans! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQVZ3aXZvX0RrdjQ/view?usp=sharing

55. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/28/2017

Join the 2017-18 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 28, 2017, December 11, 2017 and May 7, 2018, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Consortium Membership Available -Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -Ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFWTDJ2YTRXcDA/view?usp=sharing

56. School Counseling Network Meetings 2017-2018

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School Counselors and their Supervisors

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 3/22/2018

The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: The NYS Board of Regents has approved the proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s Regulations to be effective July 1, 2017. Implementation of the school counseling program requirements start with the 2019-2020 school year. Topics for the School Counseling Network Meetings will revolve around the development of a comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program K-12 at the district and building levels, and the establishment of a district comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program advisory council. All Network members will have input into the final topics with the facilitator seeking expert speakers where needed. The Network gives new and experienced supervisors an opportunity to share and ask questions, providing ideas and at times much needed support. Network Membership (A506.028) includes: -2 seats for supervisors/directors of school counseling to attend 4 network meetings -1 day of in-district customized School Counseling (Guidance) professional development Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENlc5cFVNSnRtSGM/view?usp=sharing

57. Britannica training

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 9/28/2017

New
An interactive session to learn new ways to integrate technology and digital skills into your library. Attendees will learn about special features including: creating a user account to collect, organize, and share favorite content; curriculum resources for a variety of subject areas; expanded video and media content; and creating standards-aligned lesson plans with the lesson-plan builder. Britannica Online School Edition will be free through NOVELNY as of July 1, 2017. Learn how to get the most out of it! NOTE: Bring your own device.
For most organizations, the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course offers the optimal mix of concepts and skills to safely address many of the behaviors staff encounter. However, in organizations that support persons who are likely to demonstrate higher risk behaviors, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course With Advanced Physical Skills provides effective tools to help staff manage these complex situations. This five-day renewal option offers Certified Instructors additional skills in risk assessment and problem solving, along with facilitation strategies for teaching advanced physical interventions to staff. Instructors gain a deeper understanding of the Foundation Course principles and expand their approaches for minimizing the use and duration of physical intervention. Who Should Attend -Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors, especially those who have completed CPI’s Applied Physical TrainingSM. The content aligns with the recent Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program enhancements. -CPI Certified Instructors who have experienced the enhanced content and whose staff need to manage higher risk or complex behaviors. Leave Fully Equipped to Train Instructors who successfully complete this course leave equipped to begin training Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course with Advanced Physical Skills immediately. Please note: Candidates must attend the full five days and successfully complete all testing requirements to renew their certificates. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQlJWalRMZkNCdFU/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will address best practice for balancing the needs of the individual child with ADHD/Executive Functioning deficits and the other children in the classroom. We will discuss the specific tools and strategies needed to reach your most challenging children and help them become compliant and cooperative. Training Objectives: -Define what Executive Functioning is and the specific ways it impacts students’ ability to utilize classroom learning and perform curriculum objectives -Improve children’s cooperation, problem solving skills, and advocacy skills by increasing their Self-Awareness and Self-Talk skills -Design subtle changes in classroom structure and environment to improve time management, organizational skills and study skills that will benefit all children, not just those who have ADHD -Develop strategies to support slower processing speeds, weaker working memories, poor time management skills, and more -Learn how teaching students basic brain science can then reduce their stress, increase their focus and effort, and be more successful Supplementary materials and resources provided for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, home/school communication, study-skills, behavior and more. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEckRnRXF4SU5YWEE/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing

61. Keyboarding Without Tears Breakfast and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/12/2017

New
Keyboarding Without Tears is a K-5+, web based application that is accessible across all platforms (chromebook, iPad, laptop, etc) and offers: -Developmentally appropriate grade specific lessons (students are engaged through cross curricular and early literacy instruction) -Pre-Keyboarding and Keyboarding skill acquisition (drag & drop / mouse skills necessary for online assessments and instruction to reinforce good habits / prevent hunting & pecking) -Built in Digital Citizenship Lessons (Information, Protection, Consideration and Communication) -Easy to use and manage (teacher portal with videos, lesson plans and teacher guides) -Scalable – detailed reports displays student progress (accuracy, speed, fluency, etc) -Partnered with CLEVER for Roster Management and SSO -AFFORDABLE (district, bulk, handwriting and now BOCES Contract discounts) -ISTE Seal of Alignment – Only Keyboarding Program to have received this award! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUzA3MTI4N3F0NlU/view?usp=sharing
In this workshop participants will get an overview of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and how they apply to being a Principle-Centered Leader. The workshop will review 3 Types of Power and the 10 Power Tools necessary for leaders to enhance their effectiveness with their staff. In addition, the 30 Methods of Influence will be reviewed as well as the critical points related to overcoming the mistakes that leaders must be cognizant of. Participants will leave with specific strategies and protocols they can apply in their practice. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERWtxV3VWdk1vTVk/view?usp=sharing

63. Icons of Freedom IV - Conscientious Objectors and Human Rights in American Democracy

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/12/2017

Wait List
On Thursday, October 12, 2017 Project PATCH (the Law and Civic Education Program of the Northport – East Northport School District) in partnership with Stony Brook University will offer an exciting opportunity for high schools students to participate in a symposium featuring special guest presenters Mary Beth Tinker and Karen Korematsu. Registration is through a Cooperative Services Agreement with Western Suffolk BOCES. Each registration provides exactly 40 seats at the event. Please consider your number of students and chaperones when making your reservation to attend. Note registration is limited to 14 groups of 40. This event will fill up quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeWNQUkJHR1d2NFE/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide a hands-on approach at looking at the new Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS). The focus will be on solving problems employing math techniques, as opposed to solving math problems. The job of the teacher consists of three major components: motivation, support, and feedback. The motivation part is critical, and problems must be presented by teachers which are interesting to students AND AT THE SAME TIME, pertinent to the topic the teacher wants the students to learn. 1)Emphasis on “non-traditional” problems, which foster the skill of “thinking outside the box”, with particular concentration on the all-important mathematical aspect of PATTERNS, and the relationship of those patterns to ideas previously learned, as well as the ideas yet to come, in yet to be undertaken future math courses. 2)Particular emphasis on ‘decomposing’ a problem which initially appears difficult and cumbersome, by analyzing the nuances of a simpler, yet related problem. 3)Areas to be investigated: a) The Locker Problem…[primes, composites, perfect squares, number of factors of a given number] b) The Birthday Problem…Minimum number of people it would take to insure that two people would have the same birthday [permutations and combinations, counting principle] c) Pick’s Theorem…Geometry…[Finding the area of a closed figure when a formula is not at hand, and the principles of integral calculus have not been learned] d) The Handshake Problem…How many handshakes would occur with 15 people in a room? [Permutations and combinations] e) The Guppies Problem [Percent from a common sense point of view] f.) Others from five other separate areas of math. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZXJEaFV1NU9fR2s/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend science related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZVFCaDlEemNlMG8/view?usp=sharing

66. Common Assessments presented by Andrew Greene

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2017

This workshop will provide leaders with the tools they need to work with their staff on developing common formative and summative assessments. The information in the workshop will be based on the work of Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe using the Backward Design Process as well as the work from Robert Marzano on the concept of leveled knowledge and assessments. Participants will leave with specific strategies they can use with each department in their building. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOFRQQUxRd0RCOWs/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 2: Descriptive Statistics – October 23, 2017 This session will focus on shapes and centers of distributions, describing variability and comparing distributions, looking at categorical and numerical data on 2 variables, and applications for modeling. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing
Please join us for the 2017 Long Island Technology and Education Summit sponsored by Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES. This year's theme will be "Cracking the Code: Redefining Teaching and Learning". Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

69. Long Island Technology & Education Summit - WESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Model Schools

Audience: School district administrators, K-12 teachers, technology directors

Dates: 10/26/2017

New
Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in one of the most rapidly growing events in our area, the 2017 Long Island Technology & Education Summit. This year's theme, “Cracking the Code: Redefining Teaching and Learning” will focus on the use of technologies to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and imagination in the classroom. The conference is a platform for sharing new ideas, innovations and trends. This annual conference has grown into a premier event for Long Island educators. Highlights of the 2017 Technology and Education Summit include: -Keynote speaker Justin Richards, Founder/CEO of Youth Digital -Featured speaker Brian Aspinall, Teacher -Breakout sessions focusing on resources and best practices that can be integrated into the classroom or curriculum. -An extensive vendor showcase exhibiting the latest in educational technology REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST - 7:30-8:30 AM Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXlRNUxYd0U2Y1U/view?usp=sharing

70. Kapco Book Repair Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists and library staff

Dates: 11/2/2017

New
This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key; but specific, common repairs will be addressed including re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, and ripped pages. Each attendee is asked to bring: one or two new or new-like paperback books; a hardbound book with a book jacket; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book in need of repair; and a hardbound book that does not have a book jacket cover. Each participant will be given a free sample packet of materials.

71. Thirteenth Annual School Nurse Election Day Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/7/2017

The annual school nursing workshop will provide school nurses with current clinical information that affects the practice of school nursing and the delivery of school health services including the management of chronic and acute student illnesses, injuries and other health-related barriers that impact on optimal learning experiences and potential. In its thirteenth year, this popular event offers school nurses the opportunity to keep updated in their field, to network with other school nurses and to better plan, access and utilize current school nursing/school health models and delivery systems. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS: Common Rashes Seen in the School Aged Child/Measles Mumps Rubella Refresher *Legal Issues for the School Nurse *Vision Disorders, Learning Problems and Vision Screening https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DTWJ0TkhzaDFLVkk/view?usp=sharing
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEenMxNEV3WU83X00/view?usp=sharing
This 1-day workshop is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. The training will provide the knowledge and resources to help establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. flyer:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8oGk1mFy-0DWXgwU0tQdUc2alkhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DVzNybEh2ZjYxOU0/view
This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students’ perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts
Male aggression across the nation is a concern and causes challenges in providing environments that promote academic success. In fact, many schools in varying states are disproportionate in the amount of suspensions, expulsions, and special education placements of boys of color. School administrators across the nation are seeking ways to maintain orderly school environments. Therefore, it is important to be proactive in properly addressing this behavior in the K-12 setting before additional negative problems occur. One of the biggest challenges for educators is learning appropriate strategies to prevent and respond to male student aggression and violence. Male students comprise 90% of school suspensions, are three times more likely to become drug and alcohol abusers, receive greater behavioral penalties than do girls, and suffer from mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. These manifestations of the continuing problem of male aggression contribute to the school to prison pipeline, and schools remain challenged by disaffected male students, and personality disorders. Participants will: -Attend a face-to-face workshop with Dr. Jamel Gibson -Learn and practice intervention strategies to reduce male aggression in the K-12 setting -Use their knowledge to become a stronger asset for learning institutions -Devise a plan to become culturally aware of student differences -Will receive a takeaway reminder that lists interventions to help reduce male aggression in the K-12 setting Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaW5WT1RKNjFCRmM/view?usp=sharing

76. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 11/16/2017

New
Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 3: Linear and Exponential Functions – November 20, 2017 This session will focus on linear and exponential sequences, functions and their graphs, transformation of graphs from the parent function, and using functions and graphs to solve problems. Modeling is also incorporated here. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing
Knowing how to manage one’s time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaWp0TWx3TFE4Wmc/view?usp=sharing

80. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/11/2017

Join the 2017-18 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 28, 2017, December 11, 2017 and May 7, 2018, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Consortium Membership Available -Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -Ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFWTDJ2YTRXcDA/view?usp=sharing

81. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2017

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 4: Polynomial & quadratic expressions, equations & functions – December 20, 2017 This session will focus on solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. We will look at what these solutions mean in terms of the problem presented. Modeling will be incorporated throughout. Cubic functions will also be graphed. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing

83. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System

Dates: 1/17/2018

New
Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend science related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZVFCaDlEemNlMG8/view?usp=sharing

86. Support for Paraprofessionals in the Mainstream Classroom presented by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/6/2018

Repeat of Aug 17th
Paraprofessionals play an integral role in facilitating student achievement as well as supporting the work of the classroom teacher. Children with ADHD and learning challenges can create a tremendous challenge in the classroom due to their behaviors and their unique needs for support. This workshop will address the specific challenges that paraprofessionals face as they work to support the needs of the individual student, the learning environment, and the classroom teacher. Learning Objectives: -Identify how ADHD and executive functioning deficits are impacting students’ ability to successfully utilize classroom learning and perform well on curriculum objectives. -Learn enhanced strategies for engaging and maintaining students’ attention and active participation, especially to aid slower processors and distracted students. -Apply subtle changes to improve time management, organizational skills and self-management skills. -Learn strategies to reduce students’ stress levels so they can perform better and meet greater expectations. -Address issues of over and under reliance by students on the support offered. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENGZPcXYyN1VVN1U/view?usp=sharing
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEenMxNEV3WU83X00/view?usp=sharing

88. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2018

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will address best practice for balancing the needs of the individual child with ADHD/Executive Functioning deficits and the other children in the classroom. We will discuss the specific tools and strategies needed to reach your most challenging children and help them become compliant and cooperative. Training Objectives: -Define what Executive Functioning is and the specific ways it impacts students’ ability to utilize classroom learning and perform curriculum objectives -Improve children’s cooperation, problem solving skills, and advocacy skills by increasing their Self-Awareness and Self-Talk skills -Design subtle changes in classroom structure and environment to improve time management, organizational skills and study skills that will benefit all children, not just those who have ADHD -Develop strategies to support slower processing speeds, weaker working memories, poor time management skills, and more -Learn how teaching students basic brain science can then reduce their stress, increase their focus and effort, and be more successful Supplementary materials and resources provided for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, home/school communication, study-skills, behavior and more. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEckRnRXF4SU5YWEE/view?usp=sharing

91. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 4/24/2018

New
Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.

92. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/7/2018

Join the 2017-18 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 28, 2017, December 11, 2017 and May 7, 2018, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Consortium Membership Available -Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -Ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFWTDJ2YTRXcDA/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend science related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZVFCaDlEemNlMG8/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing

95. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/22/2018

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEenMxNEV3WU83X00/view?usp=sharing