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1. Activities for Algebra 2 presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/9/2016

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Wouldn't you like your students to be more interested in the math you are teaching? Come to this hands-on workshop and be the student for a day. You will work through several activities that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. We will talk about adapting the activities to make them accessible for all students. Don't get caught in the trap of thinking there isn't time for activities. In working the activities, the students will both learn and remember the math. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEa1N5YVNvWHJsbnM/view?usp=sharing
Across the globe, conversations on digital media have influenced the ways teachers engage students in creative learning experiences to amplify their voices. Join this workshop for a joyful celebration of digital literacy that will unleash your inner creative spirit and deepen your understanding of yourself as an awakener of learning. This interactive workshop will provide multiple avenues to deepen and expand learners' communication skills with a close look at choice options to ignite voice. Come prepared to: -Be expressive and create -Play with digital tools that motivate students to strengthen and amplify their voices across different platforms -Create digital and non-digital notebooks to document creative journeys -Re-energize your writing practice while collaborating with colleagues in a supportive community Walk away with a virtual literacy toolbox filled with engaging digital tools and exercises to enrich your lessons, engage ALL learners, and create agency in classrooms. Please bring a laptop/electronic device to enhance your literacy toolkit and create digital inspirations that authenticate voice and present positive perspectives for classroom communities. **Please bring your own device** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb2tDNVI5ZFdIeHc/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: These meetings will address topics specific to school counseling programs such as: -Meaningful Counselor Evaluation -Records Retention -School Counselor Advisory Board -College Coalition -NCAA regulations -Free SAT/ACT services -ENL Regulations Information on joining please contact Renee Allen at rallen@wsboces.org or 631-595-6844. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESG1FOGR0TWFfN3M/view?usp=sharing

4. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/13/2016

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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_iLEcUc5WUtCZjQxUkk/view?usp=sharing

5. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/14/2016

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Join the 2016-17 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 15, 2016, December 14, 2016 and May 4, 2017, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Topics, keynote presenters, and breakout sessions of cross-district conversations, discussed by a group of committed educators at the June 2016 ELA Coordinator Forum, will be advertised. Western Suffolk BOCES is pleased to feature Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia as the keynote speaker for the September 15th meeting. Regent Roger Tilles will also address the audience and present the Commissioner. Breakout discussion groups will follow. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETVRuSlhiOC1LZGM/view?usp=sharing

6. ELA 9-10 Assessment Review and Redesign (Assessment Districts ONLY) presented by Randy Simmons and Gretchen Oldrin Mones

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2016 to 12/20/2016

Assessment Consortium Member Districts ONLY
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This ELA9-10 Assessment Review and Redesign Workshop is part of 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 ELA9-10 final assessments developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2014-2015 regional workshops. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional ELA9-10 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 and Gretchen Oldrin Mones. Randy is a recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Gretchen is a master secondary ELA professional developer with extensive experience introducing teachers to the deeper close reading aligned with the Common Core Standards. 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 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERmFNTlhXT3hieDQ/view?usp=sharing

7. The Mathematics of Geometry Year 2 Module 3 presented by Lawrence Farrell

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2016

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This is a 5-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all five sessions, but are not required to. These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to "do it again" with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not "how to use the modules as supplementary information" but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The "new" more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about "circles" -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Time will be given for teachers/administrators to map out how these new concepts will look in their lessons. Participants will need to bring all the EngageNY information about geometry including: -The Story of Functions Curriculum Map -Geometry Module and -Any other documents to help understand this new curriculum **Please register separately for each session** flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbjRMV1lUWkVLRG8/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

9. Mathspace Lunch and Learn

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/16/2016

Mathspace is the world's first adaptive math program allowing students to receive feedback at every step of a math problem, with handwriting recognition for mobile devices. Each step of students' math reasoning is automatically graded, with feedback, hints and suggestions guiding students to the final answer. Mathspace focuses on the process of solving a math problem - rather than just the final result - distinguishes it from the vast majority of online math programs, which are primarily based around multiple-choice. Mathspace includes: -a full digital textbook, -instructional videos, -a powerful adaptive learning engine, -teacher reporting dashboard, and -is available on all devices, with alignment to the Common Core for 5th grade through Precalculus. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeTNBNmJyS2V5Nmc/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. This session will focus on linear and exponential sequences, functions and their graphs, transformation of graphs from the parent function, and using functions and graphs to solve problems. Modeling is also incorporated here. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. CTLE Area of Activity: Content Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU0dmbmFCS2NBdms/view?usp=sharing

11. The New English Regents Exam (CC) Focus on Text Pt 1 presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/19/2016

Repeat of Sept 29
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_iLEZnd6RzYtUnlXV28/view?usp=sharing

12. Youth Mental Health First Aid presented by Debra Caputo

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 12/20/2016

Many of the most common mental health disorders begin during adolescence. The importance of identifying and addressing mental health issues during this 12 to 18 year-old life period cannot be overstated. This community-focused training provides information on identifying the signs and symptoms of mental health disorders/crises in youth, as well as risk factors and protective factors for this population. The 5-step Mental Health First Aid action plan is explored and applied to youth mental health disorders and crisis situations through the use of discussions, case examples and videos. This action plan includes approach skills, effective communication of concern and support, and connecting youth and families to professional and community resources. FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DTWNDZmVsS2I3TnM/view

13. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/20/2016

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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_iLETTg0OGdzc1M3REk/view?usp=sharing
The new Global Regents Exam will be here June 2019. The time to adjust our curriculum is now, beginning with the middle school, to ensure our kids are ready for the new test. Analyzing primary and secondary sources along with comparing and connecting the documents will be essential to student success on the new exam. Multiple choice questions generated from a prompt are new ways of thinking for our students, so it is up to the teacher to expose students to this new way of questioning as early as we can. Connecting these documents to essential questions and supporting questions is necessary to understanding and analyzing documents and using them to inform your instruction. There are a tremendous number of resources out there for you to use, you don't need to reinvent the wheel to achieve student success. Together we will look at resources you can incorporate into your lessons to help you prepare students for the new challenges they will face. We will assess the usefulness of various sources and ways they can be used to enhance your lessons. You will be able to generate multiple choice questions based on a stimulus as well as short answer questions based on several prompts. Time will be given for you to develop strategies and lessons incorporating these sources in your instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENWJxS2VaeTAzWWs/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 FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0Dc1Q3OG9ud3hKZlE/view?usp=sharing

16. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/3/2017

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXd2cmszUG9iXzA/view?usp=sharing

17. Annual Recertification Training for Principal and Teacher Evaluators presented by Robert Becker

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/5/2017

Rescheduled from Nov 4, 2016
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_iLEYi1weFRKN1d1bkE/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into Parts 2 and 3 of the Common Core Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students -manage their time on the exam, -write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts, -write a rhetorical analysis of a given text after a cold reading, and -incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcEszOVUwdHlNZVE/view?usp=sharing

19. SETC: STONY BROOK OPEN HOUSE

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/5/2017

New
OPEN HOUSE FOR STONY BROOK GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION CERTIFIED TRAINER CLUSTER **9 CREDITS** THE PURPOSE OF THIS CLUSTER OF COURSES IS TO HELP STUDENTS BECOME EXPERTS INTEGRATING GOOGLE APPS FOR EDUCATION WITHIN THE CURRICULUM AND INTO EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS.

20. SETC: Stony Brook Open House- Advanced Graduate Certificate

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/5/2017

New
Stony Brook University Advanced Graduate Certificate Educational Computing The purpose of these courses is to help educators become experts at integrating technology within the curriculum and into educational environments. **18 Credits** 6 Course program.
For those that attended prior workshops or have a basic familiarity with the new science standards, this full day workshop will take a deeper dive into addressing the fundamentals of the NYSSLS. Model activities and tasks will help participants continue to build an understanding of the foundational principles of three dimensional instruction and the pedagogy emerging in the new science standards. There will be opportunities to delve into lesson design and techniques to adapt what we currently teach to a NYSSLS approach. Participants will be teamed with grade level peers (K-2, 3-5, MS, HS) to collaborate on the three dimensional nature of the standards and the teaching approach to develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. 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. B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnVrSDMzUzJ0SUE/view?usp=sharing

22. 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
Learn how the Lions Quest programs address key elements of positive youth development while creating a safe and supportive learning environment for your school. This research-based program meets the Dignity Act's requirement for instruction in civility, citizenship and character education through social and emotional skill building, bullying and substance abuse prevention and service-learning activities that can be taught by many different school adults in a variety of implementation models, in a limited amount of time. The High School program features two components: a service-oriented leadership course and a set of 26 short SEL lessons that can be taught in 20 minutes to all students. Lions Quest programs promote relationship-centered learning communities whose members feel valued, personally connected to one another and committed to everyone's growth and development. Implementation with fidelity results in reduced behavioral issues, increased social skills and school engagement, and 11 percentile points increase in standardized test scores. Workshop participants receive the curriculum and learn how to use all program components and lesson methodologies. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbDdUTmY2TW5KbDg/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on how to create formative and summative assessments of student learning in the 6-8 Social Studies classroom in line with the expectations of the Social Studies Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to begin to construct assessments for their classroom during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUEk4aFZ6Znh2NVE/view?usp=sharing

25. Google Drive presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/10/2017

Learn how to enhance your classroom with Google Drive. Google Drive is a free online cloud based office suite that includes a word processor (Google Docs), spreadsheet program (Sheets), graphics program (Google Drawing) forms tool (Google Forms), and presentation tool (Slides). Google Drive includes unlimited storage space for all your files, and because it's cloud based, you can access your files anytime and anywhere, and share them with anyone in the world. This workshop will present strategies to use Google Drive for teacher productivity and student learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERmdfclZTeGNfcW8/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on how to create formative and summative assessments of student learning in the K-5 Social Studies classroom in line with the expectations of the Social Studies Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to begin to construct assessments for their classroom during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMTMySGpENmhJaEU/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_iLEVk1QREMwdlhyaEU/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
In 1975, a San Diego housewife named Marjorie Rice read in her son's copy of Scientific American magazine, that there were only eight known pentagonal (five-sided) shapes in the world, that could entirely cover, or tessellate, a plane. Despite having had no math beyond high school, Marjorie resolved to find another. By 1977, she had discovered not just one, but FOUR new tessellations"a result noteworthy enough to be published the following year in 1978 in a mathematics journal. The activity of recreational mathematics engages the same logical and deductive skills used in the formal endeavor of mathematics. The great allure requires extensions requiring pattern recognition and generalization; for example: How can you identify a single counterfeit penny, slightly lighter than the rest, from a group of nine pennies, in only two weighings? A paper in January 2015 in the Journal of Humanistic Mathematics [Volume 5 Issue 1] by Lovisa Sumpter points out that recreational math can be used to awaken mathematics-related "joy," "satisfaction," "excitement", and "curiosity" in students, which the educational policies of several countries (including China, India, Finland, Sweden, England, Singapore, and Japan) call for specifically in writing. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMzBiZndJcWdGZEE/view?usp=sharing
Traditional backup methods are becoming obsolete, have unacceptable recovery times and can't protect all of our data. We will review the key points to evaluate recovery time and recovery points as part of a full backup and continuity plan. We also will evaluate the risks and precautions needed when utilizing cloud services like Google Apps. -Review and provide a disaster recovery checklist -Discussion about RTO (Recovery Time Objectives) based on multiple scenarios -Review of the New York State schedule NYSED ED-1 data retention requirements and how to develop an RPO (Recovery Point Objective) to meet it -Demonstration of how ITS accomplishes exceptional RTO and RPO (Recovery Point Objectives) through Datto (Siris and Backupify) -Tips and tricks oActive Directory Recycle Bin, and why you should have this feature enabled oAdditional steps you can take to protect your environment from Ransomware -Roundtable discussion to discuss specific District scenarios or Q&A Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMldTUkxWN2F3LTQ/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on how to create formative and summative assessments of student learning in the 9-12 Social Studies classroom in line with the expectations of the Social Studies Framework. Participants will have the opportunity to begin to construct assessments for their classroom during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYnRvYkstN0xjTjQ/view?usp=sharing
The BrightBytes Clarity platform translates complex data analyses into research-based frameworks, dashboards, and reports. Across six modules, educators can access data-driven solutions to improve learning. This session will provide educational leaders with an open-sourced, specific, research framework to measure the impact of technology on learning. Learn how schools and districts are using data and research to identify bright spots, encourage collaboration, and support the effective use of technology to drive meaningful learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdXoydjcwYk1IME0/view?usp=sharing

33. Google Applications for Education (GAFE) Summit (2-days)

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/17/2017 to 1/18/2017

Teachers will experience two days of engaging and inspiring activities focused on technology integration to engage students and enhance teaching and learning. Google Certified Teachers and Google Certified Trainers will provide presentations and hands-on workshops full of ideas you can implement with participant's students and curriculum. Breakfast and lunch to be provided by CDWG. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVENXNktUazZLdW8/view?usp=sharing

34. Leadership Assessment Literacy Workshop presented by Randy Simmons

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/19/2017

Open to all districts
This Leadership Assessment Literacy Workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. This one-day workshop will introduce participants to the core principles of balanced assessment design and using data to promote student and school growth. This workshop is intended for school and central office leaders. The problems related to using data and assessment effectively lead us to three central issues facing administrators. The first issue is the problem of using data to promote student and school growth from a school and a district leadership perspective. The second issue is related to understanding rubrics related to rigor as it appears in assessments and classrooms. Another data and assessment issue for leadership is how to plan the steps toward a successful collaborative use of data and assessments. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQ1NDcHJ0aTh4N0E/view?usp=sharing

35. Human Trafficking & Child Sexual Exploitation Training

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 1/19/2017

New
300,000 U.S. TEENS a year become victims of human trafficking by the use of force, fraud, and coercion. In fact, the growth in social media and technology has provided more access to children and significantly increased the risk of exploitation. Human trafficking, also referred to as "modern day slavery", is a local and global concern, yet few are aware of its presence. Join us as we explore the unseen challenges that pose a risk to ALL children in Suffolk County. flyerhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DcEdVVHZ2UHFZQlE/view?usp=sharing

36. Professional Circle - "Lesson Show-and-Tell"

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/19/2017

"Lesson Show-and-Tell". Bring one or more example of a successful lesson that you have conducted. Of special interest are lessons in which you have collaborated with one of your building teachers. Facilitated by Sara Kardasz, Coordinator, School Library System.

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/20/2017

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
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 4: Polynomial & quadratic expressions, equations & functions - January 23, 2017 This session will focus on solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. We will look at what these solutions mean in terms of the problem presented. Modeling will be incorporated throughout. Cubic functions will also be graphed. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. CTLE Area of Activity: Content Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU0dmbmFCS2NBdms/view?usp=sharing
The Common Core Standards for ELA require the use of more nonfiction text in the classroom. This shift requires students to engage in and analyze text to deepen their understanding of it. This is not so easy for the younger students, especially those that are reluctant readers. The read-aloud in the K-3 classroom is the perfect place for much of this connection with literature, both informational and literary, to take place. Teacher modeling provides the example needed to create active readers. In this workshop, participants will work together to choose appropriate texts for the K-3 classroom and evaluate them for their complexity and create effective text-dependent questions to stimulate discussion with students and to give them a better understanding of the story. Please bring 3- 4 books (picture books, short stories, news articles, etc.) appropriate for your classroom that you would like to use to create text dependent questions. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident implementing text dependent questions for students to create deeper meaning of any text. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLER2swZVlTdDkzT3M/view?usp=sharing

40. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 1/23/2017

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

41. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/24/2017

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERGRzRVRiOVpxSnM/view?usp=sharing

42. SETC: Reading, Writing and Thinking Strategies That Build Success in the Content Areas

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Audience: Grades 5-12

Dates: 1/24/2017 to 1/25/2017

This program focuses on how teachers can help students become more effective readers using research-based and teacher-tested strategies. Participants will identify strategies that stimulate student thinking about the content before, during and after they read and about how to incorporate reading and writing strategies into content area instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. (15 hours)
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. Register by December 23, 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** FLYER:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DWlUwUExoeFV4NHc/view

44. A Day with Naviance: Product Exploration and User Group

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Administrators, Directors and Counselors

Dates: 1/26/2017

Sean Kruglak, Naviance Senior Strategic Account Manager, will facilitate this full day event. The morning will focus on College & Career Readiness Curriculum, Career Exploration & Self-Assessments for elementary, middle school & high school. After the Naviance provided lunch, Sean will conduct a User Group Round-table discussion on the College Application process focusing on eDocs & Family Connections. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for the discussion.

45. Developing Questioning Skills in Students presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2017

New
The College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards puts forward a vision for what inquiry-based teaching and learning can look like in social studies. A vision for inquiry is one thing, actually committing to and enacting this vision is another. The Right Question Institute (RQI) has a protocol to help you tackle this problem and help students become confident and proficient in asking their own questions. The Inquiry Arc of the C3 Framework suggests that two types of questions help animate inquiry - compelling and supporting. Developing rigorous and relevant questions is a skill that needs to be taught. The challenge is how to help students formulate their own questions that will spark and sustain inquiry. The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a protocol that lays out a process for students to generate their own questions, sharpen their questions, strategize how to use their questions to investigate, and reflect upon when they learned and how they learned it. The QFT allows teachers and students to work with questions in transformative ways as it prioritizes students' interests and provides a collaborative civic space for curiosity and wonder. It can be used at any grade level and can be incorporated into your lessons in a variety of ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMUt1MkpaakQ0TG8/view?usp=sharing

46. Lead Nurse Forum

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 1/27/2017

New
Topics for Discussion:


• Camp Hope- American Diabetes Association Stephanie Yanes- Development Manager


• Working with Students with Autism Karen Mundorff- School Health Supply


• What Was Shared at the Workshop for New School Nurses


• NYSCSH Seminar Information Next Lead Nurse Forum is Friday, April 28, 2017 flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DN2E3UE45YzYtSTg/view

47. Differentiating Mathematical Instruction (Part 1) presented by Matt Baruch

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/1/2017

New
The paradigm of instruction in the classroom must change to address the demands of the Common Core and the way our students learn today. What are the expectations of teachers' work inside the classroom? What are the expectations of students' work outside of the classroom? This workshop will introduce and implement the transformation of teaching mathematics. Outcomes: 1.Flipped Classroom Instruction lesson; Harvard uses it, why don't we? 2.Utilizing Plickers/Wootmath for real-time formative assessment data & interactive classroom 3.Deconstruction of complex problems-How to create a cooperative learning environment 4.How to utilize Rotation Stations, Jig-Saw, Grouping, Class Seating arrangement and more 5.Foldable Math Notebooks (time permitting or Part 2) 6.How to teach to ALL Learning Styles (time permitting or Part 2) 7.How to praise student work (time permitting or Part 2) 8.Technology such as Group Me, Remind, Edmoto, etc. (time permitting or Part 2) Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLET08xX19vdks5RE0/view?usp=sharing

48. Geometry Assessment Design 3-Day Workshop presented by Randy Simmons and Tobe Joffe

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 2/15/2017

Open to ALL Districts
This Geometry Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. The objective of the workshop is to develop a Geometry midterm assessment aligned to the new Common Core Standards. This assessment will be built around three principles: First, our assessment will be designed to inform instruction. Second, workshop participants will determine the highest priority content Standards that should be measured on this assessment. Finally, all Standards-based understandings will be tested at multiple levels of difficulty so that teachers will be able to see where student application of content stops. We recommend that each district send a team (2 to 4, depending on the size of the district) of Geometry teachers. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Tobe Joffe. Randy is a recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Tobe is a master mathematics professional developer with extensive experience introducing teachers to the deeper learning aligned with the Common Core Standards. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service. Workshop participants will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank on-line technology for all assessment mapping activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the assessment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZDNUdi0tR05qb2M/view?usp=sharing
Course: CBSE7677T: Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENT UNTIL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM SETC**

50. Introduction to Sway presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/3/2017

Microsoft's Sway is a NEW and powerful online tool. Sway allows teachers to create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects and more. This intelligent digital app 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_iLEQ3lNbXQzNE9fMEU/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_iLEcWtKbU1DTHpmR2M/view?usp=sharing

52. Social Studies-6 Assessment Design Workshop - Assessment Consortium Members ONLY

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/7/2017 to 2/28/2017

This Social Studies-6 Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. The objective of the workshop is to develop a Social Studies-6 assessment aligned to the new Common Core Standards. This assessment will be built around three principles: First, our assessment will be designed to inform instruction. Second, workshop participants will determine the highest priority content Standards that should be measured on this assessment. Finally, all Standards-based understandings will be tested at multiple levels of difficulty so that teachers will be able to see where student application of content stops. We recommend that each district send a team (2 to 4, depending on the size of the district) of grade 6 Social Studies teachers. 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 Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the assessment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWTREaUZCdmwwRE0/view?usp=sharing
This is a 5-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all five sessions, but are not required to. These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to "do it again" with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not "how to use the modules as supplementary information" but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The "new" more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about "circles" -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Time will be given for teachers/administrators to map out how these new concepts will look in their lessons. Participants will need to bring all the EngageNY information about geometry including: -The Story of Functions Curriculum Map -Geometry Module and -Any other documents to help understand this new curriculum **Please register separately for each session** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbjRMV1lUWkVLRG8/view?usp=sharing

54. Science Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Joyce Barry & Mary Loesing

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/8/2017

Rescheduled from Feb 1st
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_iLEQmtBNzFsaE1PS1E/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for a research paper or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcVllQm1xclRIODg/view?usp=sharing

56. Algebra 2 Module 4 - Inferences and Conclusions from Data - presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/9/2017

Rescheduled from February 3rd
In each of these workshops, we will go in depth and study how the standards are presented 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: Inferences and Conclusions from Data - Probability, conditional probability, making inferences, drawing conclusions, the normal curve, frequency tables, Venn diagrams and so much more. Please bring a graphing calculator. If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQ0k4Yjk0MTdBMkk/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for a research paper or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcmVaX2lPQkwyekk/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for research or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaWRzOHhWQkZ0QjA/view?usp=sharing

59. SETC: 2 DAY ALGEBRA 1 STRATEGIES - PRESENTED BY MINDY LIBASSI

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/13/2017 to 2/27/2017

New
Wouldn't you like your students to be more interested in the math you are teaching? Come to this 2 day hands-on workshop and be the student. You will work through several activities that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. We will talk about adapting the activities to make them accessible for all students. Don't get caught in the trap of thinking there isn't time for activities. In working the activities, the students will both learn and remember the math. **PLEASE BRING A GRAPHING CALCULATOR**

60. Activities for Algebra I presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/14/2017

Repeat of Dec 2nd
Wouldn't you like your students to be more interested in the math you are teaching? Come to this hands-on workshop and be the student for a day. You will work through several activities that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. We will talk about adapting the activities to make them accessible for all students. Don't get caught in the trap of thinking there isn't time for activities. In working the activities, the students will both learn and remember the math. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeHZMZXZ4X2I1eFk/view?usp=sharing

61. Professional Circle

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 2/14/2017

TBD
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

63. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/16/2017

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_iLEbWlsbWNjUVhFYjA/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** In this session we will briefly review the probability that the students learned in 6th grade through Algebra 1. We will then build on the probability learned using two-way tables and Venn diagrams. We will look at conditional probability, independence and the rules for probability. Next, we will expand on what was learned about data distributions, using a curve to model data, and Normal Distributions. To cap the day we will look at different types of statistical studies. Please bring a graphing calculator. flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMlhsWFZxWmk2UmM/view?usp=sharing
Knowing how to manage one's time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbTRsdFZKc0NENE0/view?usp=sharing

66. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/28/2017

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_iLEMFNPTFFlWkhLVVU/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

68. RightPath User Group - Tips, Techniques & User Group Feedback

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/2/2017

Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Right Reason Technologies are hosting several Fall User Group meetings to learn about the latest RightPath™ innovations, how they will improve your user experience and the opportunity to share experiences and provide feedback. Learn about new features in Observations, Assessment Creator, in addition to curriculum updates. Learn about the new integration of the Teacher Planbook! Each section will include a focus group for open discussion on successes, new challenges and potential solutions. - Improve & streamline: Teacher & Administrator Observations, Instructional planning, Student Assessment Administration, Data informed instruction - Best Practices - successfully use eLearning as a creative solution to increase student opportunity, graduation rates and success. Right Reason Technology specialists will lead a discussion of best practices, successes and challenges faced while working to improve student improvement by implementing innovative models with the following programs. Districts are encouraged to share their personal experiences with: 1) Observations - Efficiencies that dramatically improve the process. 2) Instructional Planning with Planbook Plus - fully integrated Teacher Planbook that facilitates planning & sharing. 3) Assessment Creator & Administrator - Administer electronically or on paper, easily score and analyze results. Leverage district & regional assessments through designated Assessment / Item Banks & Consortia. 4) eLearning - blended, guided, integrated, effective! a) Credit Recovery / Learning Recovery / Summer School b) Homebound, Suspended & Alt Education c) Regents Prep 5) RtI Management & Remediation 6) Data Management & Reporting - how to tie it all together! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETlkwTGpPYkpfQ0k/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Right Reason Technologies are offering districts a few opportunities to learn about the RightPath™ platform and how districts are using RightPath™ modules to: - share local and regional assessments - Improve & streamline the completion of - instructional planning, data informed instruction, APPR - Successfully use eLearning to creatively increase graduation rates, student success and even save money! Right Reason Technology experts will lead discussion on how our partner districts are improving student success by implementing innovative models with the following programs and share how you think it might help yours: 1) Assessment Creator & Administrator - Leverage district & regional assessments through designated Item Banks & Consortia. Administer electronically or on paper, easily score and analyze results. 2) Instructional Planning with Planbook Plus - fully integrated Teacher Planbook that facilitates planning & sharing. 3) eLearning - blended, guided, integrated, effective! a) Credit Recovery / Learning Recovery / Summer School b) Homebound, Suspended & Alt Education c) Regents Prep 4) Observations - Efficiencies that dramatically improve the process. 5) RTL Management & Remediation 6) Data Management & Reporting - how to tie it all together! Share your perspective as part of our focus groups! RRT Users - Also watch for separate posting for User Group Meetings! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUGo0dk5BaFdLY2c/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_iLEUFRvcUNQWncxQ3c/view?usp=sharing

71. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/7/2017

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_iLENmd0aW9NNTd2cGs/view?usp=sharing

72. Liaison meeting and Professional Learning - "Your Library as a Learning Commons and/or MakerSpace"

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/7/2017

TBD
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_iLEemd0a0RqZllnSUk/view?usp=sharing
This is a 5-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all five sessions, but are not required to. These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to "do it again" with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not "how to use the modules as supplementary information" but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The "new" more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about "circles" -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Time will be given for teachers/administrators to map out how these new concepts will look in their lessons. Participants will need to bring all the EngageNY information about geometry including: -The Story of Functions Curriculum Map -Geometry Module and -Any other documents to help understand this new curriculum **Please register separately for each session** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbjRMV1lUWkVLRG8/view?usp=sharing

75. Docs.com presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/16/2017

Microsoft's Docs.com is a powerful NEW online service 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_iLEM191czJqS096MXM/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: These meetings will address topics specific to school counseling programs such as: -Meaningful Counselor Evaluation -Records Retention -School Counselor Advisory Board -College Coalition -NCAA regulations -Free SAT/ACT services -ENL Regulations Information on joining please contact Renee Allen at rallen@wsboces.org or 631-595-6844. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESG1FOGR0TWFfN3M/view?usp=sharing

77. Professional Circle: Google Tips and Tricks for School Librarians

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/16/2017

Professional Circle to share Google tips and tricks for beginners and advanced users. Facilitated by Tina Mottl, Lindenhurst High School, Lindenhurst School District.

78. Google Docs presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/17/2017

New
Google Docs is Google's online word processing program. With Google Docs, you can create and edit text documents right in your web browser-no special software is required. Even better, multiple people can work at the same time, you can see people's changes as they make them, and every change is saved automatically. In this workshop you'll learn how to: -use Google Docs to create a variety of documents, -modify templates, -keep track of revisions, and -manage instructional collaboration. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMFVOa0dWQWxPTVU/view?usp=sharing

79. Microsoft Educator Network presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/21/2017

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_iLERTA1MzBoSFNTWGM/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
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** This second session will focus on using sample data to estimate a population characteristic, sampling variability in the sample proportion, margin of error when estimating a population proportion or a population mean, sampling variability in the sample proportion or the sample mean, evaluating reports based on data from a sample, experiments and the role of random assignment, differences due to random assignment, ruling out chance, drawing conclusions from data, and evaluating reports based on data from an experiment. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMlhsWFZxWmk2UmM/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**

83. Google Arts and Culture presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/25/2017

New
Google Arts and Culture (formerly known as the Google Cultural Institute) is one of the best things Google provides for education. In this workshop you'll explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives around the world. The Cultural Institute is broken down into 3 areas: -Art Project - Discover artworks and museum collections from all around the world in a new way. Explore artworks in extraordinary mega pixel detail and take virtual museum tours. -Historic Moments - Explore online archives detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. -World Wonders - Brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and Google Cardboard (a brand new virtual reality technology). Singularly or together they're an incredible classroom resource. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEV2tUR0RISTE3cU0/view?usp=sharing

84. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 4/27/2017

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing
Knowing how to manage one's time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbTRsdFZKc0NENE0/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

88. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/4/2017

Join the 2016-17 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 15, 2016, December 14, 2016 and May 4, 2017, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Topics, keynote presenters, and breakout sessions of cross-district conversations, discussed by a group of committed educators at the June 2016 ELA Coordinator Forum, will be advertised. Western Suffolk BOCES is pleased to feature Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia as the keynote speaker for the September 15th meeting. Regent Roger Tilles will also address the audience and present the Commissioner. Breakout discussion groups will follow. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETVRuSlhiOC1LZGM/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

90. Leadership & Information Symposium plus Liaison meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 5/23/2017

Details to follow.
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_iLEQmgzTjh3UnlCSXM/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: These meetings will address topics specific to school counseling programs such as: -Meaningful Counselor Evaluation -Records Retention -School Counselor Advisory Board -College Coalition -NCAA regulations -Free SAT/ACT services -ENL Regulations Information on joining please contact Renee Allen at rallen@wsboces.org or 631-595-6844. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESG1FOGR0TWFfN3M/view?usp=sharing