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1. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/26/2016

Starting Today
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

2. Long Island Mindfulness and Resiliency Consortium (LIMRC)

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 9/26/2016

Starting Today
This program will feature an overview of four evidence based mindfulness and contemplative curricula used across the country. 1) In 30 seconds to 3 minutes help your students develop self-awareness, mental focus and inner calm through the Calm Classroom, developed by Jai Luster of the Luster Learning Institute (LLI). 2) Quiet Time is a practical, evidence-based approach to reduce stress and dramatically improve academic performance, student wellness and the school environment brought to you by the David Lynch Foundation. 3) Mission Be helps children and communities become self-regulated, happier and more peaceful, developed by Long Islander, Carin Winter, CEO, Founder & President of Mission Be. 4) Learning To Breathe, "L2B" is a mindfulness based curriculum created for use with adolescents and adults in many settings. It can be offered in a 6, 12, or 18-session version. **Special Guest: Debbie DeBetta, Founder/Creator of Mindfulness-Based Physical Education** --For further information, please contact Dr. Anthony Pantaleno at apantaleno@aol.com or Dr. Danielle Smith at dsmith@jerichoschools.org-- Please register by September 16, 2016. Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DNDVLTEpDQkF5clU/view

3. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/27/2016

Starting Soon
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

5. iReady Regional User Group Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/28/2016

Starting Soon
Districts from across Long Island are invited to attend this group meeting for current users of iReady to share best practices, find out about product updates and have questions answered by iReady staff. Featured Speaker: Elizabeth Bassford: Curriculum Associates National Director, i-Ready Join Elizabeth Bassford for an exploration of the elements that create a powerful, growth-centered culture where students and teachers together take ownership of the learning journey through frank discussions, data chats, and task contracts. Elizabeth supports school districts across the country as they segue to new, rigorous standards for college and career readiness, and is often called upon by educational leadership to partner on the process of change through adaptive technology. Get excited to advance the trajectory of your students along with a group of dedicated Long Island colleagues at this Professional Discovery event. Educators will have time to consider the power of data as it drives a true blended literacy workshop. The agenda may include -i- Ready Questions for clarity -i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction updates -Diagnostic and Instruction best practices -Assess Less, Know More, Bolster your Block: A Blended Literacy Model for the New Era : Blended Learning- with proven efficacy, iReady blended learning changes the conversation from what students cannot do, to what students can and will do-in a data-driven, growth-focused model for literacy and mathematics. This session is for current users of iReady. Those districts not currently purchasing iReady but interested in an informative session on what iReady has to offer should attend the Lunch and Learn opportunity immediately following this session. See Lunch and Learn posting on www.wsboces.org/webreg for more information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOFhibkpXZDMwcGM/view?usp=sharing

6. 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

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Course 1: CBSE 7674T: Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM SETC**
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

8. Introduction to OneNote presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/5/2016

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

9. Math Assessment Review and Redesign Workshop Gr 3-5 presented by Randy Simmons and Tobe Joffe (2-days)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/5/2016 to 10/11/2016

Math Assessment Members ONLY
This workshop series is open only to districts participating in the WS BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service This Math 3-5 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 Math 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 Math 3-5 assessments. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education math teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists and administrators. 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. All participants in this workshop will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment 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_iLEMWNIS1RhUE0wMDQ/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
ALEKS is an online math program that provides individualized Assessment and Learning for Grades 3-12. ALEKS uses artificial intelligence and open-response questions to identify precisely what each student knows and doesn't know. Through truly individualized learning and assessment, ALEKS delivers a personalized learning path on the exact topics each student is most ready to learn. ALEKS's Adaptive Environment Avoids Multiple-Choice Questions and has fully bilingual courses available in English and Spanish. ALEKS offers detailed progress monitoring on Student Mastery of Common Core and State Standards. Paul Beaudin, Dean at Suffolk County Community College, will address how ALEKS has been an important tool in Suffolk County Community College's remedial mathematics program for many years. Common applications for ALEKS: -Core math program -Academic Intervention -Bilingual / ESL support -Credit Recovery -Enrichment -Summer School -Special Education Please join us on October 5th from 12pm-2pm for lunch, and learn more about ALEKS and how ALEKS may benefit students in your district. Meeting facilitators: Jay Macfarland, ALEKS Implementation Specialist, Paul Beaudin, Dean Suffolk County Community College, Shea Pugliese, McGraw-Hill Sales Suffolk County, Ann Weiss McGraw-Hill Sales Nassau County Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZzBLT1dMOXdCX3M/view?usp=sharing
We have exciting news to share with you. Edgenuity recently announced the acquisition of Compass Learning. Together, our new company is even stronger and better. We now provide a full suite of K-12 products and services for online and blending learning. Recognized for delivering academic rigor, high-quality online content, courses aligned to state standards, and integration with assessment partners, we would like to invite you to learn how our new combined portfolio of blended and online learning tools can help you achieve your goals of personalizing learning for all students. Join us for a complimentary breakfast and lunch learning session. During this session you will: -Learn about our new partnership. -Participate in meaningful conversations about using online and blended learning to overcome obstacles and promote positive outcomes. -Connect with local districts, share success stories, and discuss implementation strategies. -Discover how implementing online and blended learning can help students, teachers, and districts achieve academic goals. Agenda is as follows: 8-8:30 | Breakfast 8:30-9:30 | Overview of Compass Learning 9:45-10:45 | Overview of Edgenuity 11am-12pm | Guest Speaker on the topic of Personalized Learning 12pm | Lunch Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVGhUekV0UFVWczQ/view?usp=sharing
SMARTBoards are a vehicle for student engagement. This one day workshop is an introduction to how your SMARTBoard can be used not just as a tool to project your lesson but a tool to engage your students. We will create lessons using digital ink, the magic pen and Erase to Reveal. Use the SMARTBoard tools to gamify your classroom and motivate your students to learn. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWlWbk1ncUdGWGM/view?usp=sharing

14. Liaison meeting and Professional Learning - "Teaching for Diverse Learning Needs in the Library"

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/6/2016

Patricia Gremillion-Burdge, a School Health Policy Specialist for Creating Healthy Schools and Communities at Western Suffolk BOCES will conduct a "Dignity for all Students Act (DASA) Refresher." Prevention and intervention related to harassment, bullying and discrimination in the school library will be discussed. State mandated reporting requirements will be reviewed. Francine Fishman, Special Education School Improvement Specialist from the Nassau BOCES RSE-TASC, and Debra DeMarchena, Special Education School Improvement Specialist from ESBOCES, will address "Differentiated Instruction in the Library." Topics to be discussed include: overview of disability classification at school, fundamentals of the IEP, strategies for meeting diverse student needs, and practical applications. There will be time for sharing successful lessons and asking questions as related to diverse and special needs learners.
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

16. Activities for 6th Grade Math presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/7/2016

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. Please bring a scientific calculator. If you have access to a graphing calculator, bring it and we will incorporate them. Don't worry if the students do not have the graphing calculator, you can use the free emulator in your classroom to demonstrate what you need them to see. If you have an android phone, you can download the free app as we work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMldtX0EtWE9zSjA/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/7/2016

New
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

19. Elementary Mathematics Institute presented by Lawrence Farrell

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/13/2016 to 3/2/2017

You must attend all five sessions
Teachers must understand the mathematics they are responsible for teaching and more! This elementary math institute is intended to inform elementary educators in the mathematical principles of "teaching good math" with the mathematical practices of the Common Core as the pedagogical window. Choices made in curriculum and lesson implementation are based on this core knowledge. Each session will study one of the domains of the Common Core and will explore, educate and prepare teachers through the understanding of mathematics beyond the procedural. These sessions are based strictly on the content standards, models and suggestions made in the progression documents written by the writers of Common Core mathematics. This will be a multi-session process. All teachers will be required to attend all the sessions so that the coherency of the common core is upheld. The sessions will be instructional and engaging as we model the mathematical practices of the Common Core. At completion, BOCES will offer a certificate of completion to all participants. Session 1 - Introduction, Numbers in Base 10 Session 2 - Fractions Session 3 - Counting and Cardinality/Operations and Operations and Algebraic Thinking Session 4 - Geometric Measurement/Geometry Session 5 - Categorical Data/Measurement and Data Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUnlGa0xXMldFMWM/view?usp=sharing
Social Studies doesn't have to be boring and it shouldn't be. Help students discover history for themselves while making it interesting for both you and them. In this workshop we'll look at creative ways to teach your students the standards where they (and you) have fun. We'll look at how to use lessons we've used in the past in new and inventive ways. Engage students using lessons focused on their creativity and with lessons that have student up and out of their seats. Many of these lessons can be used across the grade levels and with a variety of topics. Explore lessons that meet the standards in new ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXpKNTZsZTBZX2M/view?usp=sharing

21. Introduction to Sway presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/17/2016

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_iLETXI3YThUVUpKSGs/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_iLESWNwY2xIZFlrRlk/view?usp=sharing

23. "Lunch and Learn" with Follett Destiny Resource Manager

Program: School Library System

Audience: District Technology Directors

Dates: 10/17/2016

Learn more about Follett Destiny Resource Manager. Resource Manager manages all resource types - print, digital, physical, services, staff, and more. It interfaces with your existing Destiny Library Manager platform. It will allow you to track where and how your district's assets are being utilized; to know the value of your assets from purchase price to current depreciated values; to correlate investment in assets to learning results; to assign accountability for assets to specific individuals; to log assets that have been properly disposed of, salvaged, or sold. This Follett presentation will take place following the Model Schools meeting. Follett will provide lunch.

24. Science Journal Club planning meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/17/2016

New
For district librarians and science teachers who have high school students registered to participate in the "Science Journal Club" at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Library. Library representatives and the Coordinator of the School Library System will lead an in-depth discussion about the new program.

25. HANDS-ONLY CPR

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/18/2016

Pursuant to Education Law 804-a, the NYS Board of Regents approved an amendment that requires hands-only instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of AEDs for all high school students prior to graduation. The goal of this training is to provide guidance & resources to school personnel on how to instruct students in Hands-Only CPR. The training is designed to; 1. Demonstrate how to instruct students to recognize the signs of a possible cardiac arrest, call 911 and perform Hands-Only CPR 2. Provide an opportunity to practice compressions 3. Model how to set up a training in Hands-Only CPR 4. Provide an opportunity in hands on use of the AED 5. Share the most updated resources and tools (web links, video clips, PPT slides, and statistics,) to compliment instruction in Hands-Only CPR. This workshop is open to everyone. 7:30am Registration FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DajB5THpULTNGVTQ/view____Extend your day and earn 2 more professional development hours! Concussion and Brian Injury in the Classroom from 12-2pm. Please register separately on MLP.
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. This is a 4-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all four, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** This session will focus on the foundational skills needed for Algebra I. We will look at the types of graphs used in Algebra I, solve a variety of equations and inequalities, look at what our students should know about polynomials, and how to use the graphing calculator to best advantage. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. CTLE Area of Activity: Content Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU0dmbmFCS2NBdms/view?usp=sharing

27. Microsoft Educator Network presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/18/2016

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

28. Concussion and Brain Injury in the Classroom

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/18/2016

Each year over 1,000,000 children sustain brain injuries ranging from mild to severe. Problems seen in adolescents subsequent to brain injury may include deficits in attention and concentration, memory, organizational skills, changes in behavioral function, social skills and emotional control. This can present significant challenges for school personnel. Please join us as we discuss how to assist in the child's recovery process as they cope with brain injury. The goals of the training are to: 1. Provide an overview of brain injury in all children, not just student athletes 2. Assist school staff in recognizing the signs & symptoms of brain injury 3. Help school staff respond appropriately to the initial injury and assist in the child's recovery process using a team approach (REAP protocol) 4. Identify teaching strategies/examples of accommodations in the classroom that can assist in the recovery process 5. Identify FREE local and state resources available to children, their families and school personnel Questions? Call 631.595.6843 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DU3BCaVZfMkJvTGs/view____Come earlier in the day and attend Hands-Only CPR and earn 3.5 more professional development hours! Hands-Only CPR from 8-11:30. Please register separately on MLP.

29. New Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/18/2016

To introduce librarians who are new to the profession (3 years or less), or new to a particular grade level, to relevant information about the School Library System, BOCES, and the professional field of school librarianship.
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. How to Receive Grant Funds: This year's LI Lions Quest workshops are open to schools that apply for and receive partial funding from the LI Lions Quest Initiative. Following registration, you will receive a simple grant application to be completed by the principal and forwarded to the LI Lions Quest Initiative. You may apply for: Program Preview funds: to send up to 6 participants to preview the program at training and/or Implementation funds: To train all participants in a school, grade level or district-wide implementation. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWlVzb2J1YVg1dE0/view?usp=sharing

31. ELA-2 Assessment Design Workshop Series (3 Days) presented by Randy Simmons and Tricia Ferraro

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2016 to 11/9/2016

ELA Assessment Members ONLY
This workshop series is open only to districts participating in the WS BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service. This ELA-2 Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. We recommend that each district send a team (3 to 5, depending on the size of the district) of classroom teachers, special education teachers, AIS reading specialists and administrators. Because we want to nurture aligned grade 1 and 2 expectations, and we want to prepare for a future ELA-1 assessment design, we recommend that each district team include one grade 1 teacher. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Tricia Ferraro. Randy is a regionally recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Tricia is a master literacy professional developer. All participants in this workshop will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment redesign activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the finalized assessments. Each participant should register individually. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESW14bFJYV3oxRWc/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_iLESmRYdkNCNm5rMGs/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_iLEbVItWG9RVzc2NGM/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_iLEbVItWG9RVzc2NGM/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.
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 7:30am 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-0DcWMxcVhqZ2dRS0U/view
This workshop will focus on how to create formative and summative assessments of student learning in Social Studies in the K-5 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_iLEYTVKeWhYS0kwUWM/view?usp=sharing
Integrated Co-Teaching has significantly altered the instructional landscape for not only our Students with Disabilities but also for our growing population of English Language Learners. This hands-on workshop is designed for all educators and support staff seeking a solid foundation for planning, implementing and enhancing a successful co-teaching program that meets the needs of all students. Additional focus will be placed on compensatory strategies embedded in grade-level curriculum and applied through flexible grouping. The following topics will be addressed: -Approaches to Co-Teaching: When, Where & How to Apply Each Model -Teaching to Mastery: Getting All Students to the Finish Line -Rationale for Co-Teaching as it Relates to Legislation -Understanding and Embracing our Students' Abilities & Disabilities -Strategies for Differentiating Instruction Within Each Co-Teaching Model -ICT Approaches for Students in your ENL Program -Compensatory strategies embedded in daily instruction -Take-Home Packet of Related Material and Strategies Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZmg2N0dLWUh6a00/view?usp=sharing
Human trafficking, referred to as modern day slavery, is a growing local and global concern, yet few are aware of this epidemics presence. Each year, as many as 100,000-300,000 American children are at risk of being trafficked by the use of force, fraud, or coercion. Join us as we explore this complicated issue. In this workshop attendees will be able to; 1.Develop an awareness of this epidemic 2.Be familiar with The Safe Harbour Act 3.Identify those who are vulnerable to being sexually exploited 4.Understand the nature of victimization 5.Identify indicators of human trafficking 6.Highlight prevention techniques used to address sex trafficking 7.Explore practical strategies to keep children safe when using technology 8.Become familiar with local resources and services available to at risk youth You are not required to be employed by a school district to register. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEd1BfdEljMmQ2UHM/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** Day 1: Probability and Modeling Data Distributions 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
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
Western Suffolk BOCES in partnership with Discovery Education is excited to host multi-level interactive workshops providing building administrators, library media specialists/lead teachers and classroom teachers a visioning experience on what transformed learning looks and feels like for teachers and students. From these sessions, attendees will be able to better articulate a vision for transformed teaching and learning and implement best practices as they lead their teachers, classrooms and community through this change process. Title: Leading the Learning in a Digital World It's a very exciting time to be an educator -- we have the tools and technologies to transform teaching and learning. But, while integrating technology is important, the tools alone are never enough. Successful efforts depend on reimagining what teaching and learning can - and should - look like in a digital world. This interactive session will engage school leaders in visioning a view of modernized teaching and learning that connects research to practice. Participants will explore best practices in digital leadership and explore strategies for leading the learning culture in their schools.

43. Activities for 7th Grade Math presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/25/2016

Seventh grade is the BEST for incorporating math activities into the classroom. Ratios and proportions lend themselves so well to fun and engaging math activities. 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. Please bring a scientific calculator. If you have access to a graphing calculator, bring it and we will incorporate them. Don't worry if the students do not have the graphing calculator, you can use the free emulator in your classroom to demonstrate what you need them to see. If you have an android phone, you can download the free app as we work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESi1uNm95RFA3NHM/view?usp=sharing

44. 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

45. Middle Level Advocacy Network presented by Allison Glickman-Rogers and Christine Sapienza (NASSAU DISTRICTS PLEASE REGISTER WITH NASSAU BOCES)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Middle School Administrators

Dates: 10/25/2016 to 2/2/2017

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Welcome to the Middle Level Advocacy Network. Our goal is to inspire middle level leaders and educators to become and embrace their roles as advocates and champions of our adolescent learners. This four-day workshop will begin with the historical perspective of the middle school movement. We will engage in an in-depth exploration of the Essential Elements of Standards Focused Middle Level Schools and Programs. Participants will assess to what degree each Essential Element is present in their current schools and how we can use the Essential Element to guide our decisions affecting our middle school programs, students, and families. This workshop will prepare middle school leaders and advocates to actively engage middle school students by employing a deeper understanding of the needs and characteristic of the middle school child and an appreciation for instruction and environments that promote a sense belonging, autonomy, and competency. Participants will create and produce evidence of their learning through applications that will allow them to communicate and cultivate their middle school philosophy/vision and programs with various stakeholders. We are confident that participants will gain a deeper appreciation for middle level education as well as the knowledge and insight they need to be effective middle level teachers, leaders, and advocates.

46. Secondary English and Social Studies Assessment Literacy Workshop presented by Randy Simmons

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/25/2016

This workshop is open to ALL districts
This secondary English and Social Studies 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 as it applies to the Common Core English and Social Studies Standards. The morning portion of this workshop will be dedicated to professional development related to understanding rubrics for evaluating rigor. The afternoon will be organized around several team activities in which everyone will evaluate English and Social Studies tasks. We recommend that districts send middle and high school English and Social Studies teachers, special education teachers, and school level 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 Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all question mapping activities. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETVpSM2pVR3hEd3c/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
Western Suffolk BOCES in partnership with Discovery Education is excited to host multi-level interactive workshops providing building administrators, library media specialists/lead teachers and classroom teachers a visioning experience on what transformed learning looks and feels like for teachers and students. From these sessions, attendees will be able to better articulate a vision for transformed teaching and learning and implement best practices as they lead their teachers, classrooms and community through this change process. Title: Reimagining the Impact of the Media Specialist in a Digital World In this session, participants will explore the impact of digital media and technology on student learning and will take part in immersive centers designed to develop strategies to infuse technology into instruction and move students from consumers to creators. Participants will engage in digital storytelling to synthesize their learning and how to effectively support teachers and students in creating literacy rich 21st century learning environments.
Western Suffolk BOCES in partnership with Discovery Education is excited to host multi-level interactive workshops providing building administrators, library media specialists/lead teachers and classroom teachers a visioning experience on what transformed learning looks and feels like for teachers and students. From these sessions, attendees will be able to better articulate a vision for transformed teaching and learning and implement best practices as they lead their teachers, classrooms and community through this change process. Title: Leading the Learning in the Classroom with Discovery Education Professional Learning Center As educators, you know how important it is to have a large repertoire of skills at your disposal both to pique students' curiosity and to help them discover content meaning and relevance. In this session, we will highlight a number of strategies from our research-backed Spotlight on Strategies series, self-paced interactive learning modules, step-by-step text and video guides, new teacher essentials, and ready-to-go resources for sharing Discovery Education with your students.

50. Professional Circle: "Using Social Media"

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/25/2016

"Using Social Media" with students, to promote your library program, or to create a Professional Learning Network for yourself. Share what you know about Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, blogs, etc. Facilitated by Jennifer Freedman, Lindenhurst Middle School, Lindenhurst School District.
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. This is a fairly traditional take on trigonometry. Much of the first part of the module uses the Ferris wheel to demonstrate cyclical curves. 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_iLELVpXbUxGVUxhTms/view?usp=sharing
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_iLETHF1eTV6ZTRRLTQ/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Renaissance Star are hosting several Fall User Group meetings to learn about the latest updates and to have the opportunity to share experiences and provide feedback. Taking the STAR path of looking at data to move from Assessment to Informing Instruction through exploring and discussing: -Which report should I use? -Dashboard Overview. -Utilizing Core Progress resources to provide grade-level instruction, remediation, and enrichment activities for students. -Managing student groups for instructional purposes. PRESENTER: Barbara Wojtusiak, M.Ed | Renaissance Consultant Multiple Location Opportunities - See Schedule Below Cost: FREE - Breakfast or Lunch provided Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdG10ajVCZTlCeU0/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on how to create formative and summative assessments of student learning in the High School Social Studies classroom in line with the expectations of the Social Studies Framework and the proposed format for the new Social Studies Regents exams. 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_iLEZndRT20zSlpBY0U/view?usp=sharing
In this workshop, participants will learn about specific resources and how they can become integral components of the flipped classroom. Resources will include: -Kahn Academy -ITunes U -LearnZillion -TedEd and -SAS Curriculum Pathways Participants will also explore professional resources to support and enhance teaching in a flipped environment. -Become familiar with the blended learning/flipped classroom toolkit. -Explore online resources as an integral component of the flipped classroom. -Explore ideas for presenting curriculum online. -Investigate professional support resources for teachers in a flipped classroom. CTLE Area of Activity: Content Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcUJtSW5IU1FHUmc/view?usp=sharing
Athletes are trained to develop their muscles. Like athletes, young students need to develop their reading muscles to acquire endurance, strength, and flexibility. To coach students towards a successful reading life, norms, protocols, strategies, and scaffolds are needed in an engaging student-centered environment. Join this interactive workshop to examine approaches that assist our young learners in becoming reading fit for life. As with athletic training, ALL students can develop skills to become noticers, wonderers, and lifelong readers. Come prepared to build a solid foundation for your students in the areas of knowledge, vocabulary, and fluency. Create a literacy toolkit to help students notice more as they deconstruct text and gain a deeper understanding of grade level material. Enjoy a collaborative day of learning to boost your lessons and provide your students with steppingstones for success. Please bring your electronic device! flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETnlkdWdlOVhSYjA/view?usp=sharing
Having students engaged and active participants in their own learning helps them reach their goals. We will look at how to make our teaching "stick" once students begin working independently within the workshop model. Students learn best through physical representations of their learning and repetition. This workshop will delve into the many benefits of how classroom environment, routines, physical representations of student learning such as strategy cards and charts are essential to student learning. You will also have the opportunity to create materials beneficial to your students that can be used in your classroom. Participants will: -Develop strong classroom management and routines in literacy -Discuss the benefits of physical representations of learning in the classroom -Understand how students learn best when they are engaged and active participants in their learning -Learn how to create various charts, strategy cards and other classroom tools -Understand how your minilessons can help with students active engagement -Discuss how different types of charts can foster student independence -Assess if classroom supports such as charts are successful Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeDA3Y2c3Z0Z2VkE/view?usp=sharing

58. Follett User Group - "Follett Destiny: Using What You Have to the Max!"

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/27/2016

Follett Destiny: Using What You Have to the Max!
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_iLEeHpXVm5GME1EejA/view?usp=sharing

60. 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

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

61. Differentiated Instruction Institute presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/28/2016

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
Build Literacy and Math Skills with SuccessMaker The only continuously adaptive K-8 independent, self-paced reading and math intervention program.
• Standards-aligned instruction presents gradelevel concepts and skills on a sequential path.
• Instructional model redirects the learning path with real-time adaptivity data.
• Predictive analytics help students meet target levels to remediate skill deficits. Build Reading Capacity with iLit Build reading capacity with iLit Accelerate reading growth and build capacity with increasingly complex text. As students are mastering grade level skills, encourage reading growth with:
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• Automated scoring and feedback for reading fluency and written response to text.
• Translation support in 45 languages.
• Fully digital program that is built to support struggling readers in grades 4-12.
• Contains an ENL version with a heavy focus on language development and conversation. Join us to energize readers and get amazing results! Both iLit and SuccessMaker are BOCES aidable. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVXpxUFdGN0lHMms/view?usp=sharing
Athletes are trained to develop their muscles to excel in sports. Like athletes, students who flex their reading muscles acquire endurance, strength, and flexibility. To coach students towards a successful reading life, protocols, strategies, and scaffolds are needed in a student-centered environment. Join this interactive workshop to examine approaches that assist students in becoming reading fit for life. As with athletic training, ALL students can develop skills to become lifelong readers and wonderers. Come prepared to build a solid foundation for your students in the areas of knowledge, vocabulary, and fluency. Create a literacy toolkit to help students notice more as they deconstruct text and gain a deeper understanding of grade level material. Enjoy a collaborative day of learning to boost your lessons and provide your students with steppingstones for success. Please bring your electronic device! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcVN2N1VlOUpaRGs/view?usp=sharing

64. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2016

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_iLEUlc3NHE4aEJPc2c/view?usp=sharing

65. TI-nspire for Beginners presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/1/2016

If you are looking to keep abreast of the technology being used in math and science classrooms, this is the workshop for you. The TI-nspire is more like a computer, in many respects, than a traditional graphing calculator. While you may be a little intimidated about learning the nspire, you will see that it is very user friendly and not nearly as daunting as you think. We will learn how to: -perform basic calculations -graph -perform statistical functions -do a little geometry and so much more So take a deep breath and come see what a powerful teaching tool the nspire can be. If you don't have your own TI-nspire, one will be provided for you. Additionally, if you bring a laptop, you will be able to download a trial version of the teacher software, which will enable you to make lessons right on your computer. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWndqVFNhZGNiQ1E/view?usp=sharing

66. Building Champions for School Wellness, School Health Team Training

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/1/2016

This FREE interactive workshop brought to you by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK) and Creating Healthy Schools and Communities will address the steps necessary to build and sustain a successful school wellness team. The goals of the training are to: 1. Identify the steps necessary to initiate a new wellness team or re-energize an already existing team. 2. Analyze the Learning Connection between health and wellness and student achievement. 3. Familiarize yourself with the WellSAT 2, a tool to assess local wellness policies. 4. Create an action plan for school wellness based on data generated from assessing the school wellness environment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DUjQ2a0xFRlJrRDQ/view
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_iLEUUZHSTJlQ3NkSHc/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
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_iLEWV9PUER1djB5VDg/view?usp=sharing

70. Activities for 8th Grade Math presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/4/2016

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. Please bring a scientific calculator. If you have access to a graphing calculator, bring it and we will incorporate them. Don't worry if the students do not have the graphing calculator, you can use the free emulator in your classroom to demonstrate what you need them to see. If you have an android phone, you can download the free app as we work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMFNQWW9NQThhV28/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_iLEcU5XNHlNSXNxMmc/view?usp=sharing

72. Twelfth Annual School Nurse Election Day Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/8/2016

Wait List
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 Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DNk9UdEJpZG1uck0/view

73. Long Island School Library Systems' 3rd Regional Institute

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/8/2016

This year's Institute will be held at UPSKY Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY 11788; November 8, 2016; 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. The theme for the Institute is "S.P.A.R.K. Connections - Chapter 3". This unique professional development opportunity for school librarians will cover timely topics of interest. Attendees will develop their knowledge from a variety of administrators and colleagues during the course of the day to improve their curriculum and practice for the upcoming year. A continental breakfast allows time to talk to colleagues and vendors about the topics of the day in a relaxed atmosphere. A mid-day lunch and Keynote with Shannon McClintock Miller entitled "SPARK Connections In Your Library, Community and Around the World!" will explore what is needed to take on new roles yet unseen. Please visit the School Library System website at www.wsboces.org/instructional-support-2/school-library-system for the agenda, flyer and other information.

74. Activities for Algebra I presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/10/2016

Repeat on December 2nd
Wait List
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_iLEb0RjaW1zdUNKWlE/view?usp=sharing

75. NWEA User Group - Formative Assessment - Eliciting Evidence

Program: Professional Development

Audience: District Leaders, Building Leaders, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Teachers (limit 5 attendees per district)

Dates: 11/10/2016

New
Regardless of what assessment you use to help track and guide student growth throughout the year, the classroom strategies covered in this workshop are a great complement to your interim growth data. Research shows that these quick minute-to-minute practical strategies boost student engagement and growth and help teachers continue to check in with students and differentiate learning in between interim assessments. What does questioning look like in your classroom? During this workshop, you'll discover and practice strategies that will increase the value of your classroom discussion, engage more students in learning, and allow you to make instructional adjustments based on student responses. Participants will leave with new formative assessment strategies that can be immediately integrated into their classrooms and an understanding of why it's important to plan strategic and clear quality questions. This is a hands-on session and participants will need to bring a laptop or tablet to actively participate. Agenda: 12:30 to 3:00 All attendees Research Definition Strategies Implications Planning Agenda: 3:00-3:30 MAP Users Overview of Next Generation Reports New Teacher Dashboard Audience: District Leaders, Building Leaders, Teacher Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Teachers (Limit 5 attendees per district) PRESENTER: Dawn Essig, Ed.D Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYnNaVFdpQ3Jaenc/view?usp=sharing

76. 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

77. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/15/2016

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_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

79. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 11/17/2016

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
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_iLEQzNHa3JaUHF5YkU/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
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 shapes and centers of distributions, describing variability and comparing distributions, looking at categorical and numerical data on 2 variables, and applications for modeling. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. CTLE Area of Activity: Content Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU0dmbmFCS2NBdms/view?usp=sharing

83. Google Cultural Institute presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/22/2016

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

84. Math Assessment Review and Redesign Workshop 6-8

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/23/2016 to 1/3/2017

Assessment Literacy Members ONLY
New
This 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 Math 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 Math6-8 assessments. We recommend that districts send general education math teachers, special education teachers, and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Tobe Joffe. Randy is a recognized professional developer with regionally recognized for 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, 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. Contact Randy Simmons at 631-836-2632 or Renee Allen at 631-595-6844 for more information about this workshop series.

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/23/2016

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

86. Google Maps presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/29/2016

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

87. Professional Circle - Back to Basics: Booktalking Tips and Tricks

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/29/2016

Professional Circle to share effective booktalks that hook students, how to create book trailers, and more. Facilitated by Annmarie Jenkins, Northport Middle School, Northport-East Northport School District.

88. Adult Mental Health First Aid Training presented by Debbie Caputo

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/30/2016

New
Mental Health First Aid is an interactive 8-hour course that presents an overview of mental illness and substance use disorders in the United States. Participants will learn about the risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, as well as understanding their impact and overview common treatments. Participants who certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a 5 step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. This course is recommended for: Employers, School Personnel and Educators, Primary Care Professionals, Mental Health Authorities, Nursing Home Staff, Emergency Response Personnel, Faith Community members, Volunteers, State and Local Policymakers, Police and Correction Officers and anyone working with Adults. Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DSmt6X2NXWHVNeG8/view

89. 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**
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. In this module, we extend the domain of exponential functions to the entire real line and then extend our work with these functions to include solving exponential equations with logarithms. 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_iLELVpXbUxGVUxhTms/view?usp=sharing

91. Activities for Algebra I presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/2/2016

Repeat of November 10th
New
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_iLEZDI0N3JzczZJY1U/view?usp=sharing
Integrated Co-Teaching has significantly altered the instructional landscape for not only our Students with Disabilities but also for our growing population of English Language Learners. This hands-on workshop is designed for all educators and support staff seeking a solid foundation for planning, implementing and enhancing a successful co-teaching program that meets the needs of all students. Additional focus will be placed on compensatory strategies embedded in grade-level curriculum and applied through flexible grouping. The following topics will be addressed: -Approaches to Co-Teaching: When, Where & How to Apply Each Model -Teaching to Mastery: Getting All Students to the Finish Line -Rationale for Co-Teaching as it Relates to Legislation -Understanding and Embracing our Students' Abilities & Disabilities -Strategies for Differentiating Instruction Within Each Co-Teaching Model -ICT Approaches for Students in your ENL Program -Compensatory strategies embedded in daily instruction -Take-Home Packet of Related Material and Strategies Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESEtMLXRKOFlzUHM/view?usp=sharing
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

94. Liaison meeting and Professional Learning: "Full School Programs or Celebrations"

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all other School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 12/7/2016

"Full School Programs or Celebrations?

95. Schoology Breakfast and Learn

Program: Distance Learning

Dates: 12/7/2016

Rescheduled from Sept 26th
New
Schoology helps unify the digital learning experience with tools to create engaging content, design lessons, assess student learning and communicate with colleagues, students and parents. https://www.schoology.com/k-12 Western Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES provide consortium pricing and shared services to our member districts to help implement Schoology's Learning Management System for districtwide communication, resource sharing, collaboration, professional development, digital instruction and assessments. This Schoology session will provide an overview demonstration of the LMS and new Assessment Management Platform, as well as hearing from other local district leaders about their experience using Schoology. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERjdXUFFYTVI5bDA/view?usp=sharing
Please join us for our fifth Healthier LI Challenge. This year we will be featuring; Michelle Owens, National Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation "Creating and Communicating a Culture of Smart Snacking, Active Students, Staff and Families"___ Dana Friedman, EdD, Deputy Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Social Services "Making the Connection Between Health, Early Learning and School Readiness"___ Paul Rukavina, PhD, Associate Professor Adelphi University, "Fostering a Culture of "Movers"___ Best practices, local successes, resources, healthy meals, raffle prizes and much more!___ Brought to you by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), Adelphi University, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, Suffolk County Department of Social Services and Western Suffolk BOCES-SSSC Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DM0E3UEFjOE9pazQ/view

97. Activities for Algebra 2 presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/9/2016

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

100. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/13/2016

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_iLEcUc5WUtCZjQxUkk/view?usp=sharing

101. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/14/2016

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