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1. 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

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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

2. Revisiting the Geometry Modules (3-day workshop) presented by Dan Drance

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

3. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/12/2016

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

5. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/13/2016

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
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_iLEcGFWRnQtWkx5a1k/view?usp=sharing

7. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/19/2016

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
This workshop is the first workshop in the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. Day one of this two-day workshop series will introduce participants to the ELA 3-5 interim assessments developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2014-2015 TITC grant-funded nine-district collaboration. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional ELA 3-5 assessments. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists, ENL teachers and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to the Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping and redesign activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the finalized assessments. Cost is 2 consortium seats per each participant. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMjhBZXdNbkVtWjQ/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_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
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
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

13. Pre-Calculus Module 1 Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/25/2016

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
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

15. Introduction to Sway presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 7/26/2016

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

16. Pre-Calculus Module 2 Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2016

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

17. Wilson Reading System Introductory 3-day Workshop - Applied Methods presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

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

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

18. Pre-Calculus Module 3 Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/27/2016

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
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

20. Pre-Calculus Module 4 Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/28/2016

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
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

22. Pre-Calculus Module 5 Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/29/2016

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
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
This workshop is the second workshop in the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. Day one of this two-day workshop series will introduce participants to the ELA 6-8 interim assessments developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2014-2015 TITC grant-funded nine-district collaboration. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional ELA 6-8 assessments. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists, ENL teachers and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to the Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping and redesign activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the finalized assessments. 2 consortium seats per each participant. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM29LSHdzc1RQTU0/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
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
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

30. Statistics for Pre-Calculus presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/4/2016

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
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_iLEaS0tR2tiNFQ1NTQ/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

33. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/9/2016

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_iLEZldFMUxQbTdQMTg/view?usp=sharing

34. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2016

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
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETzZtMEpROUJVT3M/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

37. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/16/2016

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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_iLESGk3U1JBNElDYkE/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETzZtMEpROUJVT3M/view?usp=sharing
Participants will: -Acquire an in-depth understanding of the Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Program -Explore how the Essential Elements serve as the guiding force behind decisions affecting our middle level programs -Understand how the process of improving your school can be guided through the Essential Elements framework -Engage in a self-reflective study to identify current middle level practices and their alignment with the Essential Elements -Develop a research-based vision for an exemplary middle school, grounded in the New York State Essential Elements, Turning Points 2000, the National Middle School Association's This We Believe, and the National Middle Grades Forum Schools to Watch Program -Collaborate with a support network of educators with a common passion and enthusiasm for middle level education This course will promote an in depth exploration of the most influential research in the area of middle level education, including New York State's Essential Elements, Turning Points 2000, The National Middle School Association's This We Believe, and the National Middle Grades Forum Schools to Watch Program. The majority of our work will be rooted in the seven Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level School Programs. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to utilize the Essential Elements to inform middle level programs and practices and will serve to guide continuous improvement. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUjNITnFjb3AwTFU/view?usp=sharing
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

42. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/23/2016

New
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_iLEN1B2S1c3TFZXZ2c/view?usp=sharing

43. Wilson Level I Certification presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

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
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

45. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Gr 1 presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

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 2 presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/26/2016

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
Western Suffolk BOCES is offering an Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017 that will build on the success of the Teaching is the Core (TITC) NYS grant funded collaboration that involved nine districts. The service will be organized around six strands of workshops or services that districts can choose to participate in. Districts will have access to at least 50 daily seats across all regional workshops for the Service Membership Fee of $7,000. As the number of participating districts increases, the number of district seats for workshops will increase to a maximum of 65 seats for the year (if twelve or more districts are involved). All participating districts will co-own the assessments developed or improved during the year. This service will use the on-line assessment design tool from Right Reason which has partnered with Western Suffolk BOCES to support the informed development of aligned and balanced assessments. All participants in the Assessment Literacy Services assessment design workshops will receive logins for the Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator. This assessment literacy and design service will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and will include additional specialized consultants as the service grows. Assessment Design Workshops The assessment design workshops are three-day workshops that will culminate in a completed assessment. TITC Assessment Trainings and Redesign Workshops The second workshop strand will be a series of two-day workshops to introduce districts that were not TITC districts to the assessments designed through the TITC grant in 2014-2015. Assessment Literacy and Assessment Evaluation Workshops The third strand will be the Assessment Literacy Workshops, which will focus on understanding the changing NYS assessments, as well as the guiding principles in the design of rigorous interim assessments. Any questions please contact Renee Allen, rallen@wsboces.org

48. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/26/2016

New
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_iLEX0F2VV9iYWVoSTA/view?usp=sharing

49. Long Island Mindfulness and Resiliency Consortium (LIMRC)

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 9/26/2016

New
This program will feature an overview of three research-based mindfulness and contemplative curricula used across the country - Calm Classroom, Learning to Breathe, and the David Lynch Foundation Quiet Time program, as well as a presentation by Long Island's home-grown Mission Be. Special Guest: Debbie DeBetta, Founder/Creator of Mindfulness-Based Physical Education (Full-year elective at Lynbrook HS) For further information, please contact Dr. Anthony Pantaleno@apantaleno@aol.com or Dr. Danielle Smith at dsmith@jerichoschools.org Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOHMyd0h1dGs0QjA/view?usp=sharing

50. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/27/2016

New
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_iLET2xXdXN2RzMyU0E/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

52. SETC:Course 1: Brooklyn College Graduate Program Leading to Dual Certification in Special Education

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 9/28/2016 to 11/23/2016

Course 1: CBSE 7674T: Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM SETC**
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_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing

54. Introduction to OneNote presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/5/2016

New
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more! Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use OneNote as a personal organizational tool -how to use OneNote as a collaborative tool -investigate examples of how to use OneNote in the classroom Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENWtENFNvSzJVa00/view?usp=sharing
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. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3RoY3g4bnV1czg/view?usp=sharing

57. Docs.com presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/11/2016

New
Docs.com is an online showroom where you can collect and publish Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint and Office Mix presentations, OneNote notebooks, PDF files, and Sways. With Docs.com, it's easy for you to share your instructional resources with other teachers and students. Your content looks great on any device. Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use Docs.com -Investigate examples of how to use Docs.com in the classroom -Investigate instructional resources shared by other educators Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcWFNcU14RnM5MTg/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESGVqVFIyZVFHd2s/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESGVqVFIyZVFHd2s/view?usp=sharing

60. Microsoft Educator Network presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/18/2016

New
Become a connected educator. Learn how the Microsoft Education Network can help you: -Stay current with student-focused technology -Experiential learning and -Virtual collaboration to help your students learn and grow. Search thousands of lesson plans created by educators for educators to help enhance teaching and learning. Connect with other educators from around the world to share, learn and grow. Earn badges for professional development. Share your unique experience, your background, and your passion for teaching. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEY2hJNU94cW1YTm8/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. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jaime 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, Jaime 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.
We want ALL students, particularly ELL students to develop mathematical proficiency in proportional reasoning. In order for this to occur, teachers need to: (1)Address the language needs of students (2)Address our own conceptual understanding of proportional reasoning and (3)Adopt best practices in working with ELLs. Many students who have not developed their proportional reasoning abilities, have been able to compensate "for the moment" by using rules/algorithms in algebra and other courses. In the end, the rules are a poor substitute for understanding. Teachers need to get away from having students starting out with: Topics will be: (1) Manipulating Proportions Correctly to get Equivalent Proportions to Easily Solve Word Problems,(2) The Golden Ratio, (3) Continued Ratios,(4) Odds of Making it to the Pros, (5) Ratios Involving the French Flag, (6) Employing Bar Models (Tape Diagrams) to Solve Ratio and Proportion Word Problems (7) Differences Between a Direct Proportion and an Inverse Proportion (8) Differences Between a Ratio, a Fraction, and a Rate (9) When it is Appropriate to Simplify Ratios, and When it is Better Not to Simplify (10) Why Does the Cross- Product Method Work When Solving a Proportion? (11) Mental Proportional Thinking (12) Graphs of Proportional Relationships Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMGpRLXNjX0FjS3c/view?usp=sharing

63. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/25/2016

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

65. Developing Text Sets to Enhance Vocabulary, Strengthen Comprehension and Build Knowledge - Grades 5-12 - Presented by Jeannette Senneca

Program: Professional Development

Audience: English, literacy, ESL and special education teachers, teacher teams, content area teachers, administrators

Dates: 10/28/2016

New
What makes a strong English language arts curriculum? Organizing a curriculum around a series of text sets can provide students with opportunities to meet and exceed their grade-level goals for the year. Strong text sets provide students with readings about similar ideas which allow them to expand their academic vocabulary, strengthen comprehension and build knowledge. Deepen your understanding of a structure that will enrich your instruction, motivate students, and provide scaffolding for less able learners. This workshop will expand your understanding of the value of a collection of related texts that are organized around a topic or line of inquiry. Salient topics are as follows: -Identify the Anchor Text and Formulate a Line of Inquiry for the Set -Use Databases to Research Texts around the Topic -Evaluate Texts for Inclusion in the Set -Refine, Finalize, and Produce Text Set Since this is a product-based workshop, teams of two or more teachers are encouraged to attend. Pease bring a couple of texts that you might consider as the anchor for the text set. Bring an electronic device and your own passion for teaching and learning literacy across the curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU2ZBc1hpcXpFSTQ/view?usp=sharing

66. Differentiated Instruction Institute presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/28/2016

New
This workshop will teach the necessary tools for meeting the needs, capacities and skills of the diverse learners in the K-6 classroom. This workshop is sure to reignite your excitement for teaching and allow you to start the next school year with a toolbox of differentiation ideas! Participants will: -Learn the components that comprise Differentiated Instruction -Explore strategies to differentiate content, process and product -Observe and participate in modeling of strategies and methods for supporting and challenging students across a range of abilities -Plan lessons that incorporate the strategies and information presented Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVhWb05lMkhaczQ/view?usp=sharing

67. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2016

New
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_iLEUlc3NHE4aEJPc2c/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_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/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_iLEc2pUZV9rakhQVnc/view?usp=sharing

70. Twelfth Annual School Nurse Election Day Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/8/2016

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. It also includes presentations of current health trends and issues that affect the school aged child. In its twelfth 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. New/updated SED/DOH mandates will be reviewed. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS HOMELESS/REFUGEE STUDENTS AND IMMUNIZATIONS CHILD VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING MODERN TRENDS IN FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

71. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/14/2016

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_iLEdklCLVNnR2kyYkU/view?usp=sharing

72. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/15/2016

New
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_iLEV3lyWDFtRjhkTlE/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_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing

74. Google Cultural Institute presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/22/2016

New
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_iLEUEdfYVhjREdfV0k/view?usp=sharing

75. Google Maps presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/29/2016

New
Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. With Google Maps, you and your students can become arm-chair explorers and cartographers with ease. Google Maps are a fun and visual way to help students understand geography concepts, map reading, location, and distance measurement. Besides using Google Maps to teach the fundamentals of mapping, like latitude and longitude, you can inspire students to investigate the world and to think spatially with Street View and Google Cardboard (Google's new virtual reality technology). Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELXZUNHNnZnlfR1E/view?usp=sharing

76. SETC: Course 2:Brooklyn College Graduate Program Leading to Dual Certification in Special Education

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 11/30/2016 to 1/25/2017

Course 2:CBSE: 7676T: Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM SETC**
This workshop is designed to familiarize school administrators with Google Apps for Education. The workshop will focus on helping busy school administrators find practical ways to collaborate and communicate with Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Classroom. Critical issues for administrators to consider when introducing these technologies into school practices will be introduced along with examples of Google applications being used creatively and successfully in schools around the world. Administrators will exit the workshop with hands-on experience, and developed a personal vision and action plan for integrating Google Apps for Education into their schools. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVDBlWG91WTFhZk0/view?usp=sharing

78. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/13/2016

New
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_iLEcUc5WUtCZjQxUkk/view?usp=sharing
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. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/view?usp=sharing

80. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/20/2016

New
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_iLETTg0OGdzc1M3REk/view?usp=sharing

81. Wilson Just Words 3-day Workshop presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

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

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
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_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing

83. Co-Teaching Strategies That Work presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/20/2017

New
Whether this is your first time co-teaching or your first time with a new co-teaching partner, this workshop is tiered to meet your needs. This hands-on, interactive workshop will allow you to experience each of the co-teaching models while you are learning. Workshop participation with your co-teaching partner(s) is suggested but not necessary for attending this workshop. Participants will: -Explore the 6 models of co-teaching -Learn the common mistakes of teaming -Develop strategies for team communication -Plan lessons using co-teaching models Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQW43OGNUaVhOQTg/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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3RoY3g4bnV1czg/view?usp=sharing
Course: CBSE7677T: Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENT UNTIL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM SETC**
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_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/view?usp=sharing
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. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/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_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing
Course: CBSE 7678T: Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs. **DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENTS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM SETC**
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_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3RoY3g4bnV1czg/view?usp=sharing

92. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Larry Farrell and Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/16/2017

New
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. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/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_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/view?usp=sharing