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1. Technology Planning - Work Session

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/2/2016

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These sessions will provide support to districts to learn about the new electronic technology planning process and tool. Districts are invited and encouraged to participate in the technology plan assistance sessions (maximum two participants per district). Session dedicated to allow time to work on technology plan survey with BOCES and collegial support.

2. Spring My Learning Plan Regional Team Talk!

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/2/2016

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Collaborate and learn with other MLP districts from across Long Island at this unique tri-BOCES MLP Team Talk! Learn about recent system updates, such as Activity Owner and the Sledgehammer tool, and plan for your end-of-year refinements and revisions. Also, learn about how other districts are implementing different features for compliance and best practice. We hope that you'll join us for this day! Schedule for June 2, 2016 10am-12 noon MLP PDMS (Professional Development Management System) 12 noon Lunch 1pm - 3pm MLP OASYS Please bring one or more representatives from your districts and don't forget your laptop! EACH DISTRICT PLEASE REGISTER WITH YOUR OWN BOCES!

3. Developing Students Who Are "Reading Fit" for Life - K-12

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/3/2016

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Like athletes, students who flex their reading muscles acquire endurance, strength, and flexibility. To coach students towards a successful reading life, protocols, strategies, and scaffolds are needed. Join this interactive workshop, based on Timothy Shanahan's Statewide ELA Framework presentation, to examine approaches to deconstructing grade-level text. As with athletic training, ALL students can develop skills to become lifelong readers. Come prepared to build a solid foundation for your students in the areas of knowledge, vocabulary, and fluency, thus ensuring success for their future as lifelong learners. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETExpYmg4NEt5a0E/view?usp=sharing

4. Lead Nurse Forum Meeting (9-12pm)

Program: Student Support Services

Audience: Lead School Nurses/School Nurse Coordinators

Dates: 6/3/2016

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Topics for Discussion: School Wellness Policies and the School Nurse Closing Your Office/Summer To Do List Upcoming Conferences Current Hot Topics- Open Discussion

5. Google Tools for Educators K-12 (repeat of May 24th)

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/9/2016

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Do you want to learn more about using Google Tools? In this hands-on workshop participants will get an overview of the various tools that Google has to offer. You will learn the basics of many of the Google tools and how they are being used in the classroom. This workshop will give you the time to learn the features of Google and how to make them work for you and your students. Some of the tools that will be covered are Google Search, Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sites. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU0Zpd0hWMTVRWGc/view?usp=sharing

6. ELA Coordinator Network Forum (8:30 - 11:30am)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/10/2016

Join the annual, interactive ELA Coordinator Forum to connect and collaborate with ELA administrators and instructional support staff who are committed to literacy improvement. In a workshop setting:

• Review information from the Statewide ELA Framework on helping students become "reading fit"

• Examine novel ways to impact writing instruction

• Become acquainted with the free literacy site, Wonderopolis, and its Wonder Ground, a site created for educators on how to integrate Wonderopolis into the classroom

• Share effective best practices and bright spots/successes from your districts or schools

• Offer suggestions for the focus of the upcoming 2016-17 ELA Coordinator Network meetings and pose questions regarding literacy instruction.

• 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. Engaged literacy instruction makes a difference in our students' reading and writing lives. Join in the collegial discussions at the ELA Coordinator Forum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWm5VcmdnbWFoUGc/view?usp=sharing

7. Cooperative Collection Development Committee meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 6/13/2016

To review the Cooperative Collection Development plan approved by the Committee and the Council, and to discuss next steps for implementation in 2016-17.

8. Google Tools for Educators K-12

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/16/2016

New
Do you want to learn more about using Google Tools? In this hands-on workshop participants will get an overview of the various tools that Google has to offer. You will learn the basics of many of the Google tools and how they are being used in the classroom. This workshop will give you the time to learn the features of Google and how to make them work for you and your students. Some of the tools that will be covered are Google Search, Google Docs, Google Forms and Google Sites. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEX0UzWklLUDBOTGM/view?usp=sharing
This is a two day training, Thursday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 21. YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS New certification rules from the New York State Education Department require all applicants for certification or licensing on or after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services 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 3:30 pm registration (Please arrive on time) **NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED-YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DbmRrcmVyZFlEbDA/view

10. SETC: A Preparation Class for the School Building Leader Examination

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Audience: For Anyone Who Is Scheduled To Take The Assessments During The Month of June

Dates: 6/20/2016

Preparation for the assessment will be conducted by the author of Preparing for Educational Leadership, 2nd Edition and YouTube video series by Dr. Kenneth Forman and Dr. Terrance O'Connor All registrants must purchase the book on their own and bring it to class as a reference. Drs. Forman and O'Connor will guide participants through each question on the SBL examination

11. Common Core Math for Administrators (who are NOT math specialists)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Principals, Assistant Principals (elem, middle and secondary), Central Office Admins

Dates: 6/27/2016

This workshop is designed to present a "nuts and bolts" look at the Common Core Learning Standards for Mathematics to Principals, Assistant Principals (elementary, middle and secondary) and Central Office administrators who are not math specialists. An overview of the Common Core, the Standards for Mathematical Practice and the instructional Shifts will be presented as well as access to resources for staff that will assist in the development and implementation of Common Core math instruction. The goal of the workshop will be to sufficiently enhance the background of administrators in Common Core math so that they can conduct meaningful conferences with teachers and identify instructional components and appropriate student interaction/engagement evidence in observations. Video clips of Common Core lessons will help illustrate these best practices. This training will provide a review of: 1. The Common Core Math Standards 2. The 6 Instructional Shifts 3. The 8 Standards of Instructional Practice And focus on: 4. Examples of what the Shifts and Practices look like in lessons 5. NYSED Emphases Document for Mathematics: major, supporting and additional topics 6. Pacing and Assessment suggestions 7. Identifying useful Common Core web sites and resources Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOGRLa2R6cUtiVGs/view?usp=sharing

12. SETC: A Preparation Class for the School Building Leader Examination

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Audience: Anyone Scheduled to take the Exam during the Month of June

Dates: 6/27/2016

Preparation for the assessment will be conducted by the author of Preparing for Educational Leadership, 2nd Edition and YouTube video series by Dr. Kenneth Forman and Dr. Terrance O'Connor All registrants must purchase the book on their own and bring it to class as a reference. Drs. Forman and O'Connor will guide participants through each question on the SBL examination

13. Revisiting the Geometry Modules (3-day workshop)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/14/2016

Now that Common Core Geometry is in full implementation, this three day workshop will take a look at the Geometry Modules through the lens of "experience". We will have seen four Common Core Geometry Regents exams and should be increasingly familiar with the major, supporting and additional Geometry standards. The modules will be re-visited from this perspective. With many districts using the modules as a primary or, at least, significant curriculum resource, this will prompt useful discussion and allow for curriculum modifications. Module lessons will be re-explored and aligned with the major standards. Supporting and additional standards will be identified in lessons, and discussion will take place and suggestions made on where emphasis should be placed and how content can be consolidated to make for richer and more efficient instruction. This will be a "hands on" and discussion based workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm and compare notes and instructional practices with the goal of strengthening teaching and learning. Participants are asked to bring an outline of their local Common Core Geometry curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZ1cxSDN2dWhiVlk/view?usp=sharing

14. Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/12/2016

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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_iLEelhNcEs3MjhpMnM/view?usp=sharing
This training provides the latest research and best practices regarding how to remediate and support students with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses. Participants will gain skills, strategies and techniques to support students in need at the Point of Performance while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom. 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 them 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_iLEcGlhT0JySG9MVjg/view?usp=sharing

16. Google Apps for Education

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/13/2016

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Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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_iLEWms3QTR2c0tBYmc/view?usp=sharing

17. Advanced Google Classroom

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/19/2016

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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_iLETWtxUThaWi1pc2c/view?usp=sharing

18. The New English Regents Exam (Common Core): Focus on Text (Part 1)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/20/2016

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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_iLEX3MydXoxOWZvOE0/view?usp=sharing
New certification rules from the New York State Education Department require all applicants for certification or licensing on or after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services 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 8:30am registration (Please arrive on time) **NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED-YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN** Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DSFFPZDN3aFhzcm8/view

20. The New English Regents Exam (Common Core): Focus on Writing (Pts 2 & 3)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/21/2016

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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_iLEOW95ZFhQRGxfcFE/view?usp=sharing

21. A Closer Look at the Social Studies Frameworks - Grades K-5

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2016

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Participants will be offered the opportunity to delve closely into the expectations of the Social Studies Frameworks for K-5, obtain a clearer understanding of the role of the Social Studies Practices and have the opportunity to plan for curriculum rewrites based on the Frameworks. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaWI4cUR3MlY2cDA/view?usp=sharing

22. Pre-Calculus Module 1 Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2016

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In each of these module workshops, we will go in depth and study how the module presents the standards and discuss the benefits of such a presentation. While the standards and the constructs to achieve mastery of the standards may be new, good teaching is still the goal. As we go through the modules, you will be able to see that you do not have to abandon what you already know. Even if the modules are not your primary resource, the presentation of the standards will be valuable to you. This is a 5-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all five, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** Module 1: Complex Numbers and Transformations - July 25, 2016 Module 1 sets the stage for expanding students' understanding of transformations by first exploring the notion of linearity in an algebraic context ("Which familiar algebraic functions are linear?"). This quickly leads to a return to the study of complex numbers and a study of linear transformations in the complex plane. Please bring a graphing calculator to all workshops. 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_iLEWDJuZUhpQVJBOFk/view?usp=sharing

23. Exploring the Social Studies Toolkit - Grades K-5

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2016

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Participants will be introduced to how the Inquiries within the Social Studies Toolkit integrate with the Social Studies Framework for Elementary Social Studies instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to plan how they might create Inquiries for their grade level as well. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeFFuWWtTSXJGVnc/view?usp=sharing

24. Introduction to Sway

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2016

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Create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects, and more with Sway. Sway is an intelligent digital storytelling app from Office that is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more - right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen. In this workshop, you will learn how to: -Create a Sway from start to finish -Collaborate with others on a Sway -Share your finished Sway with others Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVc2TTZkdG5vTGs/view?usp=sharing

25. Pre-Calculus Module 2 Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2016

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In each of these module workshops, we will go in depth and study how the module presents the standards and discuss the benefits of such a presentation. While the standards and the constructs to achieve mastery of the standards may be new, good teaching is still the goal. As we go through the modules, you will be able to see that you do not have to abandon what you already know. Even if the modules are not your primary resource, the presentation of the standards will be valuable to you. Module 2: Vectors and Matrices - July 26, 2016 We will look at incidence relationships in networks and encode information about them via high-dimensional matrices. Topic B explores this question, extending the concept of a linear transformation from Module 1 to linear transformations in three- (and higher-) dimensional space. Topic C provides a third context for the appearance of matrices via the study of systems of linear equations. Topic D opens with a formal definition of a vector and then explores the arithmetical work for vector addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication, and vector magnitude along with the geometrical frameworks for these operations. Solving problems involving velocity and other quantities that can be represented by vectors and parametric equations are introduced. Please bring a graphing calculator to all workshops. 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_iLEWDJuZUhpQVJBOFk/view?usp=sharing

26. Wilson Reading System Introductory 3-day Workshop - Applied Methods

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2016 to 7/28/2016

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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. Workshop Topics -Reading research -Principles of language structure -How to teach language with direct, multisensory methods -Program implementation -Student placement, progress monitoring, and scheduling -Five areas of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension -How the WRS addresses the five areas of reading -Creating a successful classroom environment -Block 1 - Word Study Block -Block 2 - Spelling Block -Block 3 - Fluency / Comprehension Block -WRS lesson planning and procedures -Lesson plan writing and practice 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. Upon course completion, participants receive a 90-day membership in the Intensive Learning Community (NLC) of Wilson Academy. The NLC provides printable materials, resources, and animated demonstrations of WRS instructional procedures, as well as a discussion board and chat room. The NLC annual fee is $35. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLES2E1MXEtanhCRjg/view?usp=sharing

27. Pre-Calculus Module 3 Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/27/2016

New
In each of these module workshops, we will go in depth and study how the module presents the standards and discuss the benefits of such a presentation. While the standards and the constructs to achieve mastery of the standards may be new, good teaching is still the goal. As we go through the modules, you will be able to see that you do not have to abandon what you already know. Even if the modules are not your primary resource, the presentation of the standards will be valuable to you. Module 3: Rational and Exponential Functions - July 27, 2016 This module brings us back to the study of complex roots of polynomial functions. We will first briefly review quadratic and cubic functions and then extend familiar polynomial identities to both complex numbers and to general polynomial functions. We will use polynomial identities to find square roots of complex numbers. The binomial theorem and its relationship to Pascal's Triangle are explored using roots of unity. In Topic B, we explore composition of functions in depth. The arithmetic operations are performed on rational expressions and rational expressions are graphed and simplified. The module ends with a study of inverse functions. Please bring a graphing calculator to all workshops. 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_iLEWDJuZUhpQVJBOFk/view?usp=sharing

28. A Closer Look at the Social Studies Frameworks - Grades 6-8

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/28/2016

New
Participants will be offered the opportunity to delve closely into the expectations of the Social Studies Frameworks for 6-8, obtain a clearer understanding of the role of the Social Studies Practices and have the opportunity to plan for curriculum rewrites based on the Frameworks. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdWxHOUFyOC1UWGs/view?usp=sharing

29. Pre-Calculus Module 4 Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/28/2016

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In each of these module workshops, we will go in depth and study how the module presents the standards and discuss the benefits of such a presentation. While the standards and the constructs to achieve mastery of the standards may be new, good teaching is still the goal. As we go through the modules, you will be able to see that you do not have to abandon what you already know. Even if the modules are not your primary resource, the presentation of the standards will be valuable to you. Module 4: Trigonometry - July 28, 2016 Trigonometry was introduced in Geometry through a study of right triangles. In Algebra II, work was conducted on extending basic trigonometry to the domain of all real numbers via the unit circle. This module revisits, unites, and expands further those ideas and introduces new tools for solving geometric and modeling problems through the power of trigonometry. Please bring a graphing calculator to all workshops. 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_iLEWDJuZUhpQVJBOFk/view?usp=sharing

30. Exploring the Social Studies Toolkit - Grades 6-8

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/29/2016

New
Participants will be introduced to how the Inquiries within the Social Studies Toolkit integrate with the Social Studies Framework for Middle School Social Studies instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to plan how they might create Inquiries for their grade level as well. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYUsyZTFWdkdjUlk/view?usp=sharing

31. Pre-Calculus Module 5 Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/29/2016

New
In each of these module workshops, we will go in depth and study how the module presents the standards and discuss the benefits of such a presentation. While the standards and the constructs to achieve mastery of the standards may be new, good teaching is still the goal. As we go through the modules, you will be able to see that you do not have to abandon what you already know. Even if the modules are not your primary resource, the presentation of the standards will be valuable to you. Module 5: Probability - July 29, 2016 Topics to be covered include calculating the probability of two events that are not independent, the fundamental counting principle, permutations and combinations, discrete random variables and their distributions, expected values, making "fair" decisions, and analysis of strategies to make decisions in a variety of contexts. Please bring a graphing calculator to all workshops. 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_iLEWDJuZUhpQVJBOFk/view?usp=sharing

32. A Closer Look at the Social Studies Frameworks - Grades 9-12

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/1/2016

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This should be of particular interest to grade 9 teachers, as they prepare their 2016-17 students for the expectations of the new Global History Regents due for June 2018. Participants will be offered the opportunity to delve closely into the expectations of the Social Studies Frameworks for 9-12, obtain a clearer understanding of the role of the Social Studies Practices and have the opportunity to plan for curriculum rewrites based on the Frameworks. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUVk1WGRwQ2s1S2M/view?usp=sharing
In this session we will look further at the shapes and centers of distributions and categorical and numerical data on two-way tables. Venn diagrams and two-way tables will be employed to calculate conditional probability using the rules of probability. The Normal Distribution will be used to find probability using z-scores. Next, ways to use the graphing calculator to support work with the normal distribution will be covered. We will also look at types of studies versus experiments, when cause and effect can be concluded, lurking variables, random selection, population characteristics, sample statistics, and using sample data to estimate population characteristics. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaUV4cEg0RFppN1E/view?usp=sharing

34. Exploring the Social Studies Toolkit - Grades 9-12

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/2/2016

New
Participants will be introduced to how the Inquiries within the Social Studies Toolkit integrate with the Social Studies Framework for High School Social Studies instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to plan how they might create Inquiries for their grade level as well. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUTh6bmhsdUg3bVU/view?usp=sharing

35. Flip Your Classroom with Office Mix

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/2/2016

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Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students. View on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up - have students create Mixes for authentic assessment. Session Objectives: -Gain a basic understanding of Office Mix as a tool to enhance instruction, -Examine how Office Mix can aid in flipped classrooms, -Explore additional ways to use Office Mix in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWUhoLUFuTVhXRFU/view?usp=sharing
This session will strengthen your foundation of inference and your ability to draw conclusions from data. Upon completion of Day 2, you will see that the standards for data analysis and statistics are not so daunting but are, with a little review and practice, achievable. The major focus of this session will center on drawing conclusions using data from a sample and on drawing conclusions using data from an experiment. We will begin with sampling variability in the sample proportion or sample mean and margin of error when estimating a population proportion or population mean. Interpretation of the margin of error will occur in context. The use of media reports with sample data to estimate the mean or sample proportion will be incorporated and simulation will be used to create a random distribution and used to determine if there is a statistically significant difference between two treatments. Analysis, critique, and evaluation of published reports comparing two treatments will cap the day. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUkI3SVZ2Z29MZEk/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. You must attend all three days. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQnJxWU9VMDlQNWc/view?usp=sharing

38. Statistics for Pre-Calculus

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/4/2016

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If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the new standards, this is the workshop for you. We will work through: -the General Multiplication Rule, -the Fundamental Counting Principle, -permutations, -combinations, -discrete random variables, -probability distributions of discrete random variables, -expected values of a discrete random variable, -estimating probability distributions, -games of chance with expected value, -understanding what "fair" means in statistics, and -how to make fair decisions. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. For Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus, the graphing calculator is an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbkN5MFFnUkViRFk/view?usp=sharing
Because both English and Spanish share the common ancestry of Latin, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect your Spanish-speakers to the academic level of English. Other topics include: -Teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles, -Using sentence frames to teach writing, -Teaching with visuals and kinesthetics, collocations ("go-togethers"), idioms, and -Transitioning from informal to formal English. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcEIzTzhnMzVBZGs/view?usp=sharing

40. Google Apps for Education

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2016

New
Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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_iLEWms3QTR2c0tBYmc/view?usp=sharing
This is a TWO DAY workshop. Monday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 17th. You must attend both days. New certification rules from the New York State Education Department require all applicants for certification or licensing on or after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services 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 8:30am registration (Please arrive on time) **NO FOOD WILL BE PROVIDED-YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING YOUR OWN** Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DUjYzelJjbkRnQzA/view

42. Learning to Use the TI-84+ Graphing Calculator Part I

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2016

New
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_iLEZVpPM0xVMGVySzg/view?usp=sharing
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. Presenters: Dorothy Ahl, M.S., Ed.S. is a Certified School Psychologist with the Massapequa School District. She taught Special Education in Deer Park and Massapequa for 15 years, and has been a School Psychologist for 17 years. She is certified as a Mindful Educator from Mission Be, and as a Bully Prevention Specialist from the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Donna Neary is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified School Psychologist who has maintained a private practice for the past 15 years. Dr. Neary has also served as a school psychologist in the Massapequa School District for over 20 years. She has served on numerous professional boards including LISPAN, NCPA, and NYASP and continues to be actively involved in organizations that address mental health needs, crisis response, and school climate. Time: Registration 7:45 am Fee includes breakfast, lunch and all materials Register by July 15, 2016 "only 50 seats are available for the 2-day session. Participants MUST attend both days **Please note - District MLP approval, increased commitment, or personal payment for registration is non-refundable** Questions/information about the training email Anthony Pantaleno - apanatleno@aol.com Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELURQWl9ZZ25IRWs/view?usp=sharing

44. Wilson Level I Certification

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

New
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 23rd. 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. STEPS 1-6 COURSE ONLINE Participants must actively participate in 90 hours of Steps 1-6 coursework. Participants will have access to this course for 15 months from the beginning of the Start-Up Seminar, although it is preferred that participants complete their coursework by the end of the school year. To view the rest of the description, please copy this link for the flyer. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESmdTMUJlSGNjaHM/view?usp=sharing

45. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade K

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/24/2016

New
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 Fundations Introductory (am session) -Wilson Mission -Literacy Solutions -The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) -How can Fundations Assist -Overview of Fundations Skills -Fundations Implementation -Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading -Multi - Tier Response Level-specific Modules (pm session) will help participants to: -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Implement Fundations lesson activities -Optimize use of program materials -Review Materials (teacher and student) -Lesson Activities in Level I (Letter Formation, Sound Mastery, Spelling, Dictation, Word Study and Vocabulary) -Lesson Planning -Level I Skills -Double Dose Lesson -Resources A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. 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_iLEWlFDSjUtd1FNQzQ/view?usp=sharing

46. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Gr 1

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

New
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 Fundations Introductory (am session) -Wilson Mission -Literacy Solutions -The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) -How can Fundations Assist -Overview of Fundations Skills -Fundations Implementation -Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading -Multi - Tier Response Level-specific Modules (pm session) will help participants to: -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Implement Fundations lesson activities -Optimize use of program materials -Review Materials (teacher and student) -Lesson Activities in Level I (Letter Formation, Sound Mastery, Spelling, Dictation, Word Study and Vocabulary) -Lesson Planning -Level I Skills -Double Dose Lesson -Resources A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. 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_iLEWlFDSjUtd1FNQzQ/view?usp=sharing

47. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Gr 2

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/26/2016

New
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 Fundations Introductory (am session) -Wilson Mission -Literacy Solutions -The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) -How can Fundations Assist -Overview of Fundations Skills -Fundations Implementation -Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading -Multi - Tier Response Level-specific Modules (pm session) will help participants to: -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Implement Fundations lesson activities -Optimize use of program materials -Review Materials (teacher and student) -Lesson Activities in Level I (Letter Formation, Sound Mastery, Spelling, Dictation, Word Study and Vocabulary) -Lesson Planning -Level I Skills -Double Dose Lesson -Resources A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. 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_iLEWlFDSjUtd1FNQzQ/view?usp=sharing
FULL DAY IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS This training provides the latest research and best practices regarding how to remediate and support students with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses. Participants will gain skills, strategies and techniques to support students in need at the Point of Performance while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom. 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 them 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_iLEaEJlQ192WHV1Wk0/view?usp=sharing
Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Western Suffolk BOCES, and Nassau BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in one of the most rapidly growing events in our area, the Long Island Technology and Education Summit 2016. This year's theme, "Schools that Work-Engaging Generation Z" 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 2016 Technology and Education Summit include: Breakout sessions focusing on a wealth of ideas, resources and best practices that can be integrated into the classroom or curriculum. An extensive vendor showcase exhibiting the latest education. Our 2016 keynote speaker, Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. He was a part of the original team that launched Google Apps for universities, launched Google Apps into K-12 and helped get chromebooks off the ground and into schools. Jamie evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jamie works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities. Born and raised as first generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell's Kitchen, New York, Jamie understands and appreciates the power education has on changing the destiny of a family in just one generation. In addition to his role at Google, he serves on the Arizona Science Foundation Board of Directors, on the board of Directors for New Global Citizens and serves in advisory roles to dozens of organizations focused on improving education.

50. Google Apps for Education

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/25/2016

New
Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps 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 Google Apps 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_iLEWms3QTR2c0tBYmc/view?usp=sharing
On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 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 Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey. 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. Information regarding registration should be directed to Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org For additional program information (not related to registration) contact David Scott at patch@northport.k12.ny.us or call 631 262-6874. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3Y3UWE4QjNBbXM/view?usp=sharing

52. Wilson Just Words 3-day Workshop

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 1/11/2017

New
Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The Just Words curriculum provides a sophisticated study of word structure appropriate for students beyond the elementary grades. It provides direct and explicit teaching of "how English works" for both decoding and spelling automaticity. The Just Words and the Wilson Reading System provide a multi-tiered system of support for students in grades 4-12. Just Words provides targeted intervention for students with word-level deficits in the 15th-50th percentile, and WRS provides a more intensive and comprehensive intervention. The Just Words class is not just teaching reading and spelling basics, it is providing the foundational skills that are necessary in today's economy. Just Words provides a curriculum for the accelerated study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. The Just Words phonics and spelling instruction includes: -Study of English sound system -Phoneme segmentation skills for up to six sounds in a syllable with application for decoding and spelling -Syllable structure including six basic syllable types in English and syllable division patterns used for decoding -Spelling of common Latin suffix endings when added to unchanging basewords -Process for vocabulary study as well as meaning of common Latin roots -Decoding application with phrasing for meaning -Automatic reading and spelling of the first 250 most frequently used words from Edward Fry's List of High Frequency Words as well as additional high frequency words -Directed, accelerated pacing of Wilson phonics and spelling instruction Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdFdBS1IwcjhVWjQ/view?usp=sharing