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Knowing how to manage one's time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbTRsdFZKc0NENE0/view?usp=sharing

2. Science Journal Club

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/27/2017

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Debriefing and planning session for the Science Journal Club.

3. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/28/2017

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Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMFNPTFFlWkhLVVU/view?usp=sharing

4. New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS): A Slightly Deeper Dive presented by Glen Cochrane

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/28/2017

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The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) to be implemented in all schools beginning July 1, 2017. For those that attended prior workshops or have a basic familiarity with the new science standards, this full day workshop will take a deeper dive into addressing the fundamentals of the NYSSLS. Model activities and tasks will help participants continue to build an understanding of the foundational principles of three dimensional instruction and the pedagogy emerging in the new science standards. There will be opportunities to delve into lesson design and techniques to adapt what we currently teach to a NYSSLS approach. Participants will be teamed with grade level peers (K-2, 3-5, MS, HS) to collaborate on the three dimensional nature of the standards and the teaching approach to develop 21st century skills including creativity, critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. We will use the NYSSLS to begin 3D assessment design, look at curriculum design options and do a deeper look at the Standards by using the progressions in the NGSS appendices. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science and the status of the implementation plans to support new P-12 science learning standards. B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZUZxY1dfdnExX2c/view?usp=sharing
This Social Studies-6 Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. The objective of the workshop is to develop a Social Studies-6 assessment aligned to the new Common Core Standards. This assessment will be built around three principles: First, our assessment will be designed to inform instruction. Second, workshop participants will determine the highest priority content Standards that should be measured on this assessment. Finally, all Standards-based understandings will be tested at multiple levels of difficulty so that teachers will be able to see where student application of content stops. We recommend that each district send a team (2 to 4, depending on the size of the district) of grade 6 Social Studies teachers. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the assessment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEc21QZXE0VHd1WGs/view?usp=sharing

6. A Closer Look at the NYS Inquiries K-2 presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2017

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The approval of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework in April 2014 by the Board of Regents set in motion a series of efforts designed to define and support the best in social studies teaching and learning. The New York State K-12 Social Studies Toolkit, is an important step in building on the foundation of the framework. The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. Written by New York State teachers for New York State teachers, the centerpiece of the Toolkit are inquiries that are provided for all K-12 teachers. An inquiry is larger than a lesson plan but smaller than a unit; they are not scripts or modules for teachers to follow. Rather, these inquiries set a curricular and instructional course that teachers can consider in light of the NY Framework. In this way, teachers must bring their professional expertise and knowledge of successful instructional practice into the inquiry. This workshop is an opportunity to take a close look at the Inquiries and how to implement them in your classroom. We will examine the annotated inquiry provided in the Toolkit, looking at the essential pieces and adapting them to fit into your current curriculum. From there we will look at a teacher annotated inquiry and then you will have time to work collaboratively on annotating an inquiry. At the end of the day you will have three inquires ready to be used in your classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERE1vaTZBUHJlSTQ/view?usp=sharing
The paradigm of instruction in the classroom must change to address the demands of the Common Core and the way our students learn today. What are the expectations of teachers' work inside the classroom? What are the expectations of students' work outside of the classroom? This workshop will introduce and implement the transformation of teaching mathematics. Outcomes: 1. Flipped Classroom Instruction lesson; Harvard uses it, why don't we? 2. Utilizing Plickers/Wootmath for real-time formative assessment data & interactive classroom 3. Deconstruction of complex problems-How to create a cooperative learning environment 4. How to utilize Rotation Stations, Jig-Saw, Grouping, Class Seating arrangement and more 5. Foldable Math Notebooks (time permitting or Part 2) 6. How to teach to ALL Learning Styles (time permitting or Part 2) 7. How to praise student work (time permitting or Part 2) 8. Technology such as Group Me, Remind, Edmoto, etc. (time permitting or Part 2) Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaGNZMHRwTS0zX0k/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2017

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These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/view?usp=sharing

9. TI Tips for Regents Exam Success Lunch and Learn

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2017

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Spend the afternoon learning tips and tricks to build math confidence with the TI graphing calculators. Make reviewing for the Regents exams easy and engaging with the combination of TI with JMAP.org resources. Get hands on with the latest classroom solutions for both math and science STEM solutions. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEejkzUHY3QVBPWGs/view?usp=sharing

10. SETC: The New NYS Social Studies Framework and Assessment

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/1/2017 to 3/22/2017

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This workshop series will focus on instructional practices and strategies on the elementary, intermediate, and high school levels. Participants will conduct a close read of the April 2016 Global History Regents Exam draft from NYSED, analyze the Social Studies practices, unpack the framework according to grand bands, and practice strategies needed to prepare students for changes in the social studies regents examinations. Ultimately we will examine the essential/compelling question: How will changes in the NYS Social Studies Curriculum & Assessment prepare our students for college, careers and beyond?
Learn how the Lions Quest programs address key elements of positive youth development while creating a safe and supportive learning environment for your school. This research-based program meets the Dignity Act's requirement for instruction in civility, citizenship and character education through social and emotional skill building, bullying and substance abuse prevention and service-learning activities that can be taught by many different school adults in a variety of implementation models, in a limited amount of time. The High School program features two components: a service-oriented leadership course and a set of 26 short SEL lessons that can be taught in 20 minutes to all students. Lions Quest programs promote relationship-centered learning communities whose members feel valued, personally connected to one another and committed to everyone's growth and development. Implementation with fidelity results in reduced behavioral issues, increased social skills and school engagement, and 11 percentile points increase in standardized test scores. Workshop participants receive the curriculum and learn how to use all program components and lesson methodologies. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZy0xVGZkT3MwS3M/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/2/2017

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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

13. SETC: Bilingual Extension Certificate Program ** Course BLE 508**

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/2/2017 to 5/11/2017

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Suffolk's Edge Teacher Center along with The College of Saint Rose/CITE, Lally School of Education will offer Course BLE 508:Socio/Psycholinguistics of Spanish, this course is one of the courses required for the Bilingual Extension Certificate Program. Description: This course provides an in-depth study of sociolinguistic issues in Spanish particularly in relationship to monolingual vs. bilingual communities. The second half of the course focuses on Psycholinguistics: the processes of language acquisition and language production, with a specific review of issues related to bilingual language learners. Advanced language proficiency is assumed. Prerequisite: BLE 500. **$75.00 Registration Fee will be collected on first day of Class**
This workshop will focus on learning to use the TI-84+. If you need help with using the calculator or want to learn how to do some fun activities that promote the Common Core Standards, this workshop is for you. Instruction will include: -graphing a variety of functions -using and naming lists for statistical purposes -performing a variety of calculations -transferring data from one calculator to another. Come and learn what a powerful tool the calculator can be. Please bring your own calculator and data transfer cable. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUFRvcUNQWncxQ3c/view?usp=sharing
This three day workshop will focus on creating a regional model for a science sequence for grades 6-8 for the NYS Science Learning Standards. New standards were adopted on December 12, 2016 and will come into effect in July, 2017. In the current standards (1999-2017) each school district has chosen what units to teach at each grade level. Our goal in this series is to work on developing a sequence of content for the 6-8 grade band that most districts on Long Island can agree to follow. It is important for districts to ensure that they are not omitting or repeating content and to adequately prepare students for their high school level courses. A regional sequence would also help to support students who may change districts and allow for seamless transition when transferring to a local district. Districts are requested to bring one teacher per middle school and their science administrator to the meetings. It is important that the same people attend each session so that we can continue to move forward. To reduce the cost of offering this three day session, participants are asked to provide their own lunch. Coffee and snacks will be provided. **Please bring a mobile device** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaFB3SGJhU3IwRDQ/view?usp=sharing
Did you ever wonder if we are preparing our students well to become responsible citizens? Where in our school curriculum does this happen? This workshop will focus on the ways in which the Social Studies Practices address civic education within the Social Studies Framework. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device to explore the Frameworks and Social Studies Practices, along with resources which will aid in planning future Social Studies Instruction K-5. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin collaborative curriculum planning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENmlEdjRSY2pESEk/view?usp=sharing

17. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/7/2017

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This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENmd0aW9NNTd2cGs/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/7/2017

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Did you ever wonder if we are preparing our students well to become responsible citizens? Where in our school curriculum does this happen? This workshop will focus on the ways in which the Social Studies Practices address civic education within the Social Studies Framework. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device to explore the Frameworks and Social Studies Practices, along with resources which will aid in planning future Social Studies Instruction 6-8. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin collaborative curriculum planning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdVVsRFItb3ZTS1U/view?usp=sharing

20. SETC: From Brainstorming to Final Draft: The Journey of Writing

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/7/2017 to 3/21/2017

In this series, teachers will look at ways to guide students in effectively generating the range of writing required to succeed in school and beyond with an eye towards helping them establish control of different genres. Teachers will look at effective ways to structure writing tasks for students. Shared reading, writing to learn activities, memoir writing, writing groups, active listening techniques, and revision strategies will be addressed.
The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) to be implemented in all schools beginning July 1, 2017. How are these standards different from the current NYS MST Science Standards and the NYS Core Curriculum Guides? This full day workshop will help participants become aware of the shifts in teaching and learning expected with the NYSSLS. Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides and science assessments, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Once fully implemented, this will be a paradigm shift to students constructing knowledge and doing science by pursuing engaging phenomena. The approach involves much less memorization science facts and procedures, students must engage in the disciplinary content through using a number of practices. It will help students develop 21st century skills including creativity, critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. This is an introductory workshop that will include activities so participants can experience the pedagogical shift and will focus on an awareness of the Standard's content, the three dimensional nature, teaching approaches, as well as how to start preparing for their implementation. We will look to adapt what we currently do to a NYSSLS approach, view examples of how three dimensional learning can be assessed, and resources available. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science and the status of the implementation plans to support new P-12 science learning standards. B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeDdIUGsxNGRkZTg/view?usp=sharing
Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system. This hands-on workshop will help you learn how to add coding into your lessons, because the earlier it is introduced, the more comfortable your students will be when offered more robust learning opportunities in computer science at the secondary level. In addition to increasing students' technology skills, coding supports developing important general skill sets like problem solving, logical thinking, communication and collaboration. Session objectives include: -Gain a basic understanding of what coding is; -Learn about free digital resources you can use to introduce coding to your class today; -Practice "un-plugged" coding activities that require no technology; -Explore ways to apply coding to existing curriculum in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeWJ2UnVkblVhd00/view?usp=sharing
Did you ever wonder if we are preparing our students well to become responsible citizens? Where in our school curriculum does this happen? This workshop will focus on the ways in which the Social Studies Practices address civic education within the Social Studies Framework. Participants are urged to bring a personal electronic device to explore the Frameworks and Social Studies Practices, along with resources which will aid in planning future Social Studies Instruction 9- 12. Attendees will have the opportunity to begin collaborative curriculum planning Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVjBWbDRUeFBGZWM/view?usp=sharing

24. A Closer Look at the NYS Inquiries 3-5 presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/9/2017

The approval of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework in April 2014 by the Board of Regents set in motion a series of efforts designed to define and support the best in social studies teaching and learning. The New York State K-12 Social Studies Toolkit, is an important step in building on the foundation of the framework. The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. Written by New York State teachers for New York State teachers, the centerpiece of the Toolkit are inquiries that are provided for all K-12 teachers. An inquiry is larger than a lesson plan but smaller than a unit; they are not scripts or modules for teachers to follow. Rather, these inquiries set a curricular and instructional course that teachers can consider in light of the NY Framework. In this way, teachers must bring their professional expertise and knowledge of successful instructional practice into the inquiry. This workshop is an opportunity to take a close look at the Inquiries and how to implement them in your classroom. We will examine the annotated inquiry provided in the Toolkit, looking at the essential pieces and adapting them to fit into your current curriculum. From there we will look at a teacher annotated inquiry and then you will have time to work collaboratively on annotating an inquiry. At the end of the day you will have three inquires ready to be used in your classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdS16WlFCbl9fVDg/view?usp=sharing
Invitational Education provides schools with a simple framework for involving all stakeholders in a positive school climate initiative. Using what research tells us about self-concept and motivation, the Inviting School process leads the school staff on a reflective and practical journey, to discover their school's strengths and areas in need of improvement. This workshop introduces the new Invitational Education Toolkit - a step by step approach to learning about stakeholder perspectives, securing buy-in, and identifying ways to make improvements in 5 areas: people, places, policies, programs and processes. Presenters will include school leaders that have used Invitational Education. They will present their strategies and results. Schools that apply for the international Inviting School Award begin their journey with a simple survey and volunteer committees that lead the reflective journey for a year or two. Schools are recognized for their commitment to implementing invitational strategies and the progress that they make in creating more a more positive environment. Join us to learn how Invitational Education can help you create a more positive school climate and help your students, staff, and leaders to realize their full potential. For more information about Invitational Education visit: https://www.invitationaleducation.net Recommended Participants: District and building-level school leaders, aspiring administrators, teachers, teacher assistants, counselors, social workers, psychologists and any interested school staff or parent leaders. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeVhJVW1SUXY5ME0/view?usp=sharing

26. SETC: MICROSOFT SURFACE TABLETS

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/9/2017 to 4/6/2017

Microsoft Surface Tablets bring all the best tools for teaching and learning together in one device. Surface is mobile, durable, supports online and offline capabilities, and is compatible with standard IT environments in school and at home. In this workshop you will learn how to: Use Surface's unique hardware features, make easy use of Windows 10 navigational tools and preloaded software, use Surface's photo and audio tools, use the Surface pen to draw, erase and share Microsoft Edge and OneNote, and meet digital assistant-Cortana
This workshop is designed to familiarize school administrators with Google Apps for Education. The workshop will focus on helping busy school administrators find practical ways to collaborate and communicate with Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Classroom. Critical issues for administrators to consider when introducing these technologies into school practices will be introduced along with examples of Google applications being used creatively and successfully in schools around the world. Administrators will exit the workshop with hands-on experience, and developed a personal vision and action plan for integrating Google Apps for Education into their schools. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEemd0a0RqZllnSUk/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) to be implemented in all schools beginning July 1, 2017. For those that attended prior workshops or have a basic familiarity with the new science standards, this full day workshop will take a deeper dive into addressing the fundamentals of the NYSSLS. Model activities and tasks will help participants continue to build an understanding of the foundational principles of three dimensional instruction and the pedagogy emerging in the new science standards. There will be opportunities to delve into lesson design and techniques to adapt what we currently teach to a NYSSLS approach. Participants will be teamed with grade level peers (K-2, 3-5, MS, HS) to collaborate on the three dimensional nature of the standards and the teaching approach to develop 21st century skills including creativity, critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. We will use the NYSSLS to begin 3D assessment design, look at curriculum design options and do a deeper look at the Standards by using the progressions in the NGSS appendices. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science and the status of the implementation plans to support new P-12 science learning standards. B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Device) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLES2M1eFQyMG5MUUE/view?usp=sharing
Prezi is an exciting online presentation software and storytelling tool that utilizes a zooming user interface, and was made to replace ordinary slide-based presentations such as PowerPoint. It creates a more cinematic and engaging experience to lead your audience down a path of discovery. Because Prezi is 3D, you can guide your audience through a truly spatial journey. Because Prezi is online software, being that presentations are stored in the cloud, it increases accessibility for teachers and students. This allows students, who don't own MS Office at home, to work on presentations both at school and at home. Session Objectives include: -Creating a Prezi account and learning the basics of creating a Prezi presentation; -Sharing and collaborating with Prezi; -Adding multi-media to your presentations; -Editing the path and other exciting tricks; -Applications for use in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQm9DbjYyc2ZoLU0/view?usp=sharing

30. Differentiating Mathematical Instruction (Part 1) - Grades 7-12 presented by Matt Baruch

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/13/2017

Repeat of March 1st
The paradigm of instruction in the classroom must change to address the demands of the Common Core and the way our students learn today. What are the expectations of teachers' work inside the classroom? What are the expectations of students' work outside of the classroom? This workshop will introduce and implement the transformation of teaching mathematics. Outcomes: 1.Flipped Classroom Instruction lesson; Harvard uses it, why don't we? 2.Utilizing Plickers/Wootmath for real-time formative assessment data & interactive classroom 3.Deconstruction of complex problems-How to create a cooperative learning environment 4.How to utilize Rotation Stations, Jig-Saw, Grouping, Class Seating arrangement and more 5.Foldable Math Notebooks (time permitting or Part 2) 6.How to teach to ALL Learning Styles (time permitting or Part 2) 7.How to praise student work (time permitting or Part 2) 8.Technology such as Group Me, Remind, Edmoto, etc. (time permitting or Part 2) Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM0NvMXdDUVZ4elk/view?usp=sharing
This is a 5-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all five sessions, but are not required to. These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to "do it again" with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not "how to use the modules as supplementary information" but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The "new" more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about "circles" -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Time will be given for teachers/administrators to map out how these new concepts will look in their lessons. Participants will need to bring all the EngageNY information about geometry including: -The Story of Functions Curriculum Map -Geometry Module and -Any other documents to help understand this new curriculum **Please register separately for each session** Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbjRMV1lUWkVLRG8/view?usp=sharing

32. A Closer Look at the NYS Inquiries 6-8 presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/15/2017

The approval of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework in April 2014 by the Board of Regents set in motion a series of efforts designed to define and support the best in social studies teaching and learning. The New York State K-12 Social Studies Toolkit, is an important step in building on the foundation of the framework. The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. Written by New York State teachers for New York State teachers, the centerpiece of the Toolkit are inquiries that are provided for all K-12 teachers. An inquiry is larger than a lesson plan but smaller than a unit; they are not scripts or modules for teachers to follow. Rather, these inquiries set a curricular and instructional course that teachers can consider in light of the NY Framework. In this way, teachers must bring their professional expertise and knowledge of successful instructional practice into the inquiry. This workshop is an opportunity to take a close look at the Inquiries and how to implement them in your classroom. We will examine the annotated inquiry provided in the Toolkit, looking at the essential pieces and adapting them to fit into your current curriculum. From there we will look at a teacher annotated inquiry and then you will have time to work collaboratively on annotating an inquiry. At the end of the day you will have three inquires ready to be used in your classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLET3BjdFFScXFEdXc/view?usp=sharing
What makes some school leaders "good" and others "great"? Why are some principals able to turnaround their schools, while others turn around and walk away? Based on a scientific analysis of a large collection of research, as well as years of experience problem-solving with school and district leaders, McREL International has arrived at an intriguing answer: Balance. In this blended learning workshop, led by Matt Seebaum, participants will learn about three key roles that every successful leader must balance: 1. Visionary Strategists - providing clear focus for improvement efforts; 2. Optimistic Change Agents - overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible; and 3. Purpose-Driven Team Builders - developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMHlZSzFhb2cwdlU/view?usp=sharing

34. SETC: COME CREATE AND CELEBRATE CODE!

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/15/2017 to 4/26/2017

Welcome to the 21st century classroom! Give your students the opportunity to learn the basics of computer science. Computer science nurtures creativity and develops problem solving skills that will help prepare your students for any future career!

35. Docs.com presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/16/2017

Microsoft's Docs.com is a powerful NEW online service where you can collect and publish Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint and Office Mix presentations, OneNote notebooks, PDF files, and Sways. With Docs.com, it's easy for you to share your instructional resources with other teachers and students. Your content looks great on any device. Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use Docs.com -Investigate examples of how to use Docs.com in the classroom -Investigate instructional resources shared by other educators Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM191czJqS096MXM/view?usp=sharing
This Global-9 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 Global-9 final assessment developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2014-2015 regional workshops. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional Global-9 assessment. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education Global-9 teachers, special education teachers and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Herb Mones. Randy is a recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Herb is a master social studies coach and professional developer with extensive experience introducing teachers to the deeper learning aligned with the new Social Studies framework. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service. Workshop participants will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank on-line technology for all assessment mapping activities. All participants will receive electronic copies of the finished assessment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWS0tbnN3VzczQWM/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

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/16/2017

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

39. Google Docs presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/17/2017

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

40. Graduation Requirements/Alternate Pathways presented by Linda Karman

Program: Professional Development

Audience: Professionals that would like to learn about current updates and comprehensive information on graduation requirements.

Dates: 3/17/2017

This workshop will review the most current information regarding NYS high school diploma requirements. Topics included: -Diploma Types, -Credit Requirements & Earning Credits, -Assessment Requirements, -Safety Nets, -Superintendent's Determination, -Regents Appeals, -Endorsements, and -CDOS & Skills Achievement Credentials. This presentation was created by Marybeth Casey / NYSED Associate in Curriculum and Instruction with permission given to turn-key as a workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbkszcUlXRTlKSTA/view?usp=sharing

41. Teaching Students to Create Good Questions K-5 presented by Virginia Harnischfeger (Rescheduled from Feb 10th)

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/17/2017

Rescheduled from Feb 10th
New
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for research or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWlBuYUJzelVPeGs/view?usp=sharing
Join us for this lively, active and engaging workshop on adolescent development that offers student support professionals a context for working with adolescents. Highlighting cutting edge research into the hormonal, neurological, cognitive, and behavioral changes associated with adolescence, participants will also learn and practice ready-to-implement strategies for student engagement, learning, retention and student attunement. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaC10ZUpYREkzY1E/view?usp=sharing

43. IXL Lunch and Learn

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/20/2017

IXL provides a standards-aligned immersive learning experience for all subjects, K-12. Come learn how IXL's carefully crafted content and direct instruction supports students as they build the foundational skills needed for success. With IXL Analytics, teachers have insights to help them drive gains in student performance and on high-stakes assessments.
• Our flexible curriculum can be used with almost any teaching strategy, including 1:1 and flipped classrooms, rotational models, and more-so you can create the perfect classroom experience.
• With IXL's adaptive learning program, your teachers will be able to help students at all levels master essential skills in four subjects.
• As education shifts toward an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills, IXL is an effective resource to help your teachers and their students meet state standards. Through our rigorous, carefully scaffolded content, students develop the fluency needed for success on high-stakes exams. Meeting facilitators: Bobbi Bear, Professional Learning Specialist for IXL and Kevin Nesteruk, Educational Consultant, New York/New Jersey Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdXNhMnhjdlV0bjg/view?usp=sharing

44. Elementary Mathematics Institute (Spring Session) presented by Lawrence Farrell

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/21/2017 to 5/31/2017

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_iLEOXBhSlA3S1NQTUE/view?usp=sharing

45. Microsoft Educator Network presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/21/2017

Become a connected educator. Learn how the Microsoft Education Network can help you: -Stay current with student-focused technology -Experiential learning and -Virtual collaboration to help your students learn and grow. Search thousands of lesson plans created by educators for educators to help enhance teaching and learning. Connect with other educators from around the world to share, learn and grow. Earn badges for professional development. Share your unique experience, your background, and your passion for teaching. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERTA1MzBoSFNTWGM/view?usp=sharing
Attending Part 1 workshop highly recommended prior to attending Part 2 This workshop is the ongoing work that was started and developed in Part 1. We will continue to explore and develop new lessons with the primary emphasis on teaching math to the way students learn. Student collaboration techniques, technology, summarizing, fluency activities and activity stations, various note taking techniques and classroom seating variations will be developed. Outcomes: 1.How to set up Rotation Stations (Homogeneous verses heterogeneous grouping, utilize chart paper) 2.How to become a Digital Native Instructor (Technology) 3.How to use Fluency Activities and Activity Stations 4.How to have students summarize a lesson 5.Review of Part 1 Workshop (Flipped Classroom, Plickers, Learning Styles, Big Book of Math, Deconstruction of Complex Problems) Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans in which they plan on teaching within the next week or two. Laptop, table or mobile device highly recommended. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaHpiLTlWRzNVX0k/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
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

49. A Closer Look at the NYS Inquiries 9-10 presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/24/2017

The approval of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework in April 2014 by the Board of Regents set in motion a series of efforts designed to define and support the best in social studies teaching and learning. The New York State K-12 Social Studies Toolkit, is an important step in building on the foundation of the framework. The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. Written by New York State teachers for New York State teachers, the centerpiece of the Toolkit are inquiries that are provided for all K-12 teachers. An inquiry is larger than a lesson plan but smaller than a unit; they are not scripts or modules for teachers to follow. Rather, these inquiries set a curricular and instructional course that teachers can consider in light of the NY Framework. In this way, teachers must bring their professional expertise and knowledge of successful instructional practice into the inquiry. This workshop is an opportunity to take a close look at the Inquiries and how to implement them in your classroom. We will examine the annotated inquiry provided in the Toolkit, looking at the essential pieces and adapting them to fit into your current curriculum. From there we will look at a teacher annotated inquiry and then you will have time to work collaboratively on annotating an inquiry. At the end of the day you will have three inquires ready to be used in your classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEXzN5SGpmcGE2U3c/view?usp=sharing

50. Coding/Robotics Showcase

Program: Model Schools

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 3/24/2017

Wait List
Are you confused about the plethora of coding and robotics programs available? Would you like the opportunity to know more without having to attend half a dozen different demonstrations? Join colleagues from throughout Long Island for this learning opportunity from Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES, and Nassau BOCES. 8:30 a.m. Registration, welcome and introductions 9:00 - 11:45 a.m. CODING - 30 minute scheduled presentations by vendors. Products demonstrated to include Code Monkey, KidOyo, VidCode, Studio Web, and WonderWorks (Dot and Dash) 11:45- 12:30 Lunch (provided) 12:30-2:30 ROBOTICS - 30 minute scheduled presentations by vendors. Products demonstrated to include Vex Robotics, Modular Robotics, and others. 2:30-2:45 Wrap up Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with vendors individually throughout the day. Vendor presentation schedule will be provided to registered participants prior to the event. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEczRIODh4UHBnQXM/view?usp=sharing
Create lessons your students will love! Easily create lessons in minutes for your next class. Import files (pdf, ppt, jpg) or Google slides and add interactive activities, websites, and videos to keep your students engaged in their learning. Synchronize your lessons across all student devices in the classroom. Get real-time feedback and post-session reports on student comprehension. Please bring power point, slides or PDF to import into a Nearpod lesson along with topics and materials to create a new Nearpod lesson. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYWl0ckNQT0cyN2c/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. 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_iLESHY3NU84VHUzY3M/view?usp=sharing
Does your district have a technology integration staff developer working with the teachers to help integrate technology into the curriculum? This meeting is for those professional developers! This meeting will be a round table discussion on best practices, new technologies and collegial sharing.

54. Follett Destiny and Lightbox eBooks

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/27/2017

Information...it's everywhere! Learn how you can help students and teachers find viable, curated content efficiently with Follett Destiny and Lightbox eBooks.

55. A Closer Look at the NYS Inquiries 11-12 presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/28/2017

The approval of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework in April 2014 by the Board of Regents set in motion a series of efforts designed to define and support the best in social studies teaching and learning. The New York State K-12 Social Studies Toolkit, is an important step in building on the foundation of the framework. The Toolkit is designed to put instructional and curriculum design tools into the hands of teachers and leaders. The Toolkit resources focus on implementation of the Inquiry Arc, as presented in The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards, including the four dimensions: (1) Developing questions and planning inquiries, (2) Applying disciplinary concepts and tools, (3) Evaluating sources and using evidence and (4) Communicating conclusions and taking informed action. Written by New York State teachers for New York State teachers, the centerpiece of the Toolkit are inquiries that are provided for all K-12 teachers. An inquiry is larger than a lesson plan but smaller than a unit; they are not scripts or modules for teachers to follow. Rather, these inquiries set a curricular and instructional course that teachers can consider in light of the NY Framework. In this way, teachers must bring their professional expertise and knowledge of successful instructional practice into the inquiry. This workshop is an opportunity to take a close look at the Inquiries and how to implement them in your classroom. We will examine the annotated inquiry provided in the Toolkit, looking at the essential pieces and adapting them to fit into your current curriculum. From there we will look at a teacher annotated inquiry and then you will have time to work collaboratively on annotating an inquiry. At the end of the day you will have three inquires ready to be used in your classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdzEwV2w3MVB5UlU/view?usp=sharing
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. Inferences and Conclusions from Data Probability, conditional probability, making inferences, drawing conclusions, the normal curve, frequency tables, Venn diagrams and so much more. Please bring a graphing calculator. If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETWZLaVdDZVBqaVk/view?usp=sharing

57. Edivate Lunch and Learn

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/28/2017

New
Edivate is a powerful on-demand professional learning resource that provides highly personalized, professional learning—the kind that helps teachers transform their classrooms. Edivate creates a new way to engage with PD. Administrators get an easy-to-manage, competency-based resource that helps teachers reach their full potential. Teachers get award-winning, on-demand PD that fits even the busiest schedules. Best of all, research proves that Edivate works. When teachers use it just 10 minutes a week, student achievement increases 18%, dropout rates decline 20%, discipline issues decrease 33%, and more. The presenter will be giving away a Kindle Fire to one lucky attendee! Meeting facilitator: Stephen Ashton, Strategic Partner Advisor, School Improvement Network Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUjNmQUItamlqUE0/view?usp=sharing

58. Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Training-Sponsored by SHAPE America

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 3/29/2017

As the professional development resource within Let's Move! Active Schools, the Physical Activity Leader (PAL) Learning System is a dynamic, action-focused 12-month program designed to develop and support school champions in their efforts to ensure 60 minutes a day of physical activity for all school-aged youth. This one-day training will kick off the program, ultimately resulting in skilled individuals who will initiate tailored plans of action in their respective school settings.

As a result of completing the PAL Learning System One-day in-person training, you'll be able to:



• Establish support for implementing a PA initiative (60-A-Day) in your local school district/site.



• Implement a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) tailored to site-specific needs.



• Demonstrate the effectiveness of site-selected CSPAP components.


• Serve as a local champion for ongoing support and enthusiasm for Physical Activity for school-aged youth.

Presenter: Abby Rose is a national trainer for the Physical Activity Leadership (PAL) Learning System through Let's Move! Active Schools and has conducted professional development and technical assistance to hundreds of teachers throughout the United States on Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs(CSPAP)

FLYER-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DaHhaVWJFNFFwa1U/view

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0Dai1DU0RWUmIzcUE/view

The $25 registration fee covers the cost of breakfast and lunch
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 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_iLESHY3NU84VHUzY3M/view?usp=sharing

60. Learn to Move~~Move to Learn

Program: Student Support Services

Audience: Wellness Champions

Dates: 3/30/2017

While we know there is no such thing as a magic bullet to help kids achieve in school, physical activity comes close. Research shows that physical activity optimizes the brain for learning and can lead to many positive social and academic outcomes for children. Bottom line, active kids do better!

This session will present real strategies from real teachers in real schools showing how to increase Physical Activity time for students as a part of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP).

Participants will be able to practice easy ways to incorporate Physical Activity into existing goals and classroom routines.

**Don't forget to sign up for our full day Physical Activity Leader Training on March 29, 2017, the day before this training.**

Presenter: Abby Rose is the Early Childhood Program Manager for CATCH Global Foundation. For over ten years, she has worked to improve health and wellness outcomes for children at the school level, district level, and national level. Abby serves on both the Physical Activity Council and the Early Childhood Advisory Group of SHAPE America and is a national trainer for the Physical Activity Leadership (PAL) Learning System through Let's Move! Active Schools.

FLYER-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DM29LU3h5UG0tN3M/view

Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0Dai1DU0RWUmIzcUE/view

61. SETC: Reading, Writing & Thinking Strategies that Build Success in the Content Areas

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/30/2017 to 3/31/2017

This program focuses on how teachers can help students become more effective readers using research-based and teacher-tested strategies. Participants will identify strategies that stimulate student thinking about the content before, during and after they read and about how to incorporate reading and writing strategies into content area instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. (15 hour workshop)
NYSED is considering an updated regulation in regard to school counseling to be reviewed and possibly voted on as permanent in February of 2017. One transition will be from the currently mandated Guidance Plan to a district -wide and building level Comprehensive Developmental School Counseling/Guidance Plan. There will be a large period of time to make this transition, but there is a lot of work to do to make this shift. This workshop will start the exploration process to make the transition to a comprehensive plan. Participants will be exposed to various plans that can begin discussions in district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVVVSaUVZeUtPc1k/view?usp=sharing

63. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/31/2017

Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using Google Apps in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdW9NcVkyTHBreU0/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the new exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEd3piY0xZUDV6XzQ/view?usp=sharing

65. SETC: Are You Adequatley Prepared for the School Leadership Assessments

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/3/2017

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

66. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/4/2017

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQjBwY2JMTk1aSXc/view?usp=sharing
Course: CBSE 7678T: Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs. **DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENTS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM SETC**
The new Global Regents Exam will be here June 2019. The time to adjust our curriculum is now, beginning with the middle school, to ensure our kids are ready for the new test. Analyzing primary and secondary sources along with comparing and connecting the documents will be essential to student success on the new exam. Multiple choice questions generated from a prompt are new ways of thinking for our students, so it is up to the teacher to expose students to this new way of questioning as early as we can. Connecting these documents to essential questions and supporting questions is necessary to understanding and analyzing documents and using them to inform your instruction. There are a tremendous number of resources out there for you to use, you don't need to reinvent the wheel to achieve student success. Together we will look at resources you can incorporate into your lessons to help you prepare students for the new challenges they will face. We will assess the usefulness of various sources and ways they can be used to enhance your lessons. You will be able to generate multiple choice questions based on a stimulus as well as short answer questions based on several prompts. Time will be given for you to develop strategies and lessons incorporating these sources in your instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM1lkanpyUDRDRU0/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_iLEVjVwekpRWUYydHc/view?usp=sharing
Join us for this two-part training -- Why should your school or organization integrate family support and community development principles into your programs? Research shows that an increase in family engagement promotes the healthy development of children and youth and is the cornerstone of a healthy society. Children and schools do better when families and schools work together to support the student’s learning. The Organizational Tool Two- Part Workshop will help you to: **Learn how to use the Organizational Reflection Tool **Learn how to build a culture to support community and family engagement **Learn how to create an action plan to move forward Questions? call Angela Zimmerman at 516-323-4723 FLYER: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8oGk1mFy-0DWXgwU0tQdUc2alk
In this climate of accountability, it's not surprising that teachers cast about for pencil and paper tasks and assessments that appear to serve up sound data about a student's reading performance. Yet, Hattie (2007) suggests that Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement. Therefore, it is time to reclaim what we know is a stronger measure of progress: ongoing, authentic, formative assessment. Readers and reading are too complex to be diagnosed in a single sitting, with a single task, or with a series of tasks - assessing a reader takes time. In order to move a reader forward, we must uncover how a reader holistically approaches reading and shift our mindsets to assessing the reader as opposed to reading tasks. This process includes looking at how the student initiates reading, how well the student reads, and how the student shares their reading with others. Therefore, we must assess a reader through multiple lenses. We must consider the student's attitude towards reading, his habits, book selections, reading identity, stamina for sustained independent reading, volume of reading in a single sitting, independent problem-solving skills, reading process, literal and inferential understanding, fluency, writing about reading in both short simple jottings and longer notebook entries, and book talk in partnership or club conversations. In this presentation, teachers will walk away with a deeper understanding that reading instruction must be authentic, holistic, and natural in its approach rather than restricted to skills taught in isolation and assessed by worksheets and tasks. Additionally, teachers will have a clear systematic approach to conferring with students using a step-by-step method and a clear definition of the variety of skills that can be assessed within each step of the process. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdHhmaW5iNDlYWUk/view?usp=sharing

72. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/21/2017

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMk1JWGZ6TzI1SUk/view?usp=sharing

73. Creating a Map for Change presented by Linda Karman

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/24/2017

Participants are asked to bring their current Guidance Plan and feedback from district discussions. The first step to change is to understand the current status of your program, and to think about a roadmap for change. Creation of this roadmap for change will be the focus of this workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWGcybk1LaEl3emc/view?usp=sharing
The Socratic Seminar model is a question-based way to foster close reading and text-centered conversations among students. This workshop will give participants: -a chance to explore the seminar format, -select appropriate texts, -evaluate student participation, and -use academic vocabulary in their responses. Those who have already taken this workshop are welcome to return to share their successes and challenges and advance their skills. This workshop is recommended to grades 6-12, English and Social Studies teachers, and others who incorporate rich, interesting readings in their classrooms. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWGJyRlpySFBTakU/view?usp=sharing

75. HANDS-ONLY CPR

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/25/2017



Most people, who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location don't receive immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from someone on the scene.

Hands-Only CPR Can Save Lives! As a bystander, don't be afraid, be PREPARED. Your actions can only help.

Hands Only CPR is an easy to remember and effective option for people who have no training in CPR and/or have been trained in CPR before but may not remember the steps of conventional CPR.

This training will also cover the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) and provide guidance & resources on how to instruct students in Hands-Only CPR as required by Education Law 804-a, from the NYS Board of Regents. Only 40 Seats Available

FLYER-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DSmZ1dVVBcDZxWWc/view
This workshop will provide a hands-on approach at looking at the new Learning Standards. The focus will concentrate on three major areas: 1)Emphasis on "non-traditional" problems, which foster the skill of "thinking outside the box", with particular concentration on the all-important mathematical aspect of PATTERNS, and the relationship of those patterns to ideas previously learned, as well as the ideas yet to come in future math courses. 2)Particular emphasis on tricks when finding factors, primes and prime factorizations, the Sieve of Eratosthenes, patterns with primes, Goldbach's Conjecture, the computational relationship between products, GCFs, and LCMs. 3)The utilization of the "bar model"/"tape diagram" technique to assist students in solving word problems; deemphasizing the standard and traditional mode of relying on "key words" in order for the student to determine the right operation to employ" i.e. Can this problem be solved without algebra? One third of a number has the same value as two fifths of another. Their sum is 88. Find the two numbers. The answer is YES! [This workshop is for those relatively inexperienced with tape diagrams.] Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERXR1ajVVbmc0RWM/view?usp=sharing

77. Google Arts and Culture presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/25/2017

Google Arts and Culture (formerly known as the Google Cultural Institute) is one of the best things Google provides for education. In this workshop you'll explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives around the world. The Cultural Institute is broken down into 3 areas: -Art Project - Discover artworks and museum collections from all around the world in a new way. Explore artworks in extraordinary mega pixel detail and take virtual museum tours. -Historic Moments - Explore online archives detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. -World Wonders - Brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and Google Cardboard (a brand new virtual reality technology). Singularly or together they're an incredible classroom resource. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEV2tUR0RISTE3cU0/view?usp=sharing
Because both English and Spanish share the common ancestry of Latin, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect your Spanish-speakers to the academic level of English. Other topics include: -Teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles, -Using sentence frames to teach writing, -Teaching with visuals and kinesthetics, collocations ("go-togethers"), idioms, and -Transitioning from informal to formal English. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbVpLZHZoWnpja0E/view?usp=sharing

79. iReady Regional User Group Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 4/26/2017

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: Tyrone Holmes: National Director for Curriculum Associates Tyrone Holmes is a captivating public speaker with a long-standing passion for professional education services. His background in mathematics education and his years in educational publishing have enabled him to travel the nation and support a wide range of public and private schools. For many years Tyrone has worked as a National Mathematics Consultant supporting schools as they implement curricular changes and strive for academic excellence. He has facilitated numerous professional development workshops and spoken at countless regional and national conferences. These days, due to changing standards and increased academic rigor, school districts have been very deliberate, strategic and selective with the types of support they wish to implement. This is why Tyrone Holmes is so enthusiast about his new role as the National Director of Content and Implementation for Curriculum Associates. In this capacity, Tyrone and his colleagues provide districts with a transformative combination of adaptive technology and real-live human support to make personalized learning a reality for every student. The agenda may include -i-Ready questions for clarity -i-Ready Diagnostic and Instruction updates -Diagnostic and Instruction best practices -How Does Data Change the Game? -The Power of Adaptive Learning with iReady Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENUM0MzVGM2JBVUE/view?usp=sharing

80. ECHOES and REFLECTIONS: Leaders in Holocaust Education

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

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Echoes and Reflections is a comprehensive Holocaust education program that delivers professional development and a rich array of resources for middle and high school teachers. Echoes and Reflections prepares educators to teach about the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement and critical thinking while providing opportunities for students to see the relevance of this complex history to their own lives. ~~~~~~ FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DM2puc1VHVnI4NGM/view

81. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 4/27/2017

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
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_iLEcWM4emtpM19KVTg/view?usp=sharing

83. Google Maps presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/2/2017

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_iLEaHZkQm5kNWFhNUE/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
Knowing how to manage one's time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbTRsdFZKc0NENE0/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3RoY3g4bnV1czg/view?usp=sharing

87. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/4/2017

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

88. Teachfest - G Suite Power Users Retreat

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017

If you feel like your Google skills are ready for advanced scripts, more add-ons, and other multi-level actions across different apps, then register for the Power Users Retreat. Multiple sessions to choose from during your day. Learn with only other educators ready for this high-paced, high-level work! Prerequisite: Educators wishing to attend this event must first complete the Power User Competency Assessment (take the assessment - https://goo.gl/forms/KLk4xNKlgrJhGy5j2). Results from the assessment will be shared by email and,if approved, the educator will then be permitted to register for this event. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZDZiLUpZTUhCY1U/view?usp=sharing
The Google Educator Level I Prep is an intense professional development opportunity designed to equip educators to successfully complete the Google Basic Level 1 Educator exam. This training will provide an overview of the exam content and include hands-on experience with Google Apps products such as Drive, Calendar, Gmail, Classroom, and more. Digital citizenship, personalized learning, and other topics will also be discussed. Additional work and study is recommended prior to taking the certification exam. Complimentary voucher to take the Level 1 Exam included. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZDZiLUpZTUhCY1U/view?usp=sharing

90. Teachfest - Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017

Take an immersive deep dive into OneNote, Office Mix, Sway, Office 365 and Microsoft Classroom in Office 365 for Education Mix for teaching and learning. Learn how to expand the walls of your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator community. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZDZiLUpZTUhCY1U/view?usp=sharing

91. Introduction to OneNote presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017

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_iLEeXRIdGtBSXBYcDg/view?usp=sharing

92. School Nurse Conference - NYSED Changes to School Health Services

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/12/2017

TOPIC: Overview of 2017 Changes to School Health Services
FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DQVFxb2x5TVZEeWs/view?usp=sharing

93. Hot Topics in Nutrition 2017

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/15/2017

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Confused, Curious or Concerned? Nutrition information is coming at us at record breaking speed and you need to be on the front line for your students. Join us at this evidenced based workshop where the most current nutrition topics will be unpacked and presented. Update your Knowledge on these topics and more:
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• Renewed Push for Protein
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• Human Microbiome…What is it and Why Should I Care?
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• Mindful Eating: Does it Really Matter?

FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DOUJsNVNVVFNMTk0/view

94. Stress and Movement

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/15/2017

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This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the different types of stress and techniques for stress release through movement. Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate their current stress level and utilize movement stress reduction techniques they can use with themselves and their students.~~~~~~ By the end of the workshops participants will be better able to: 1. identify the nature of their own stress and assist students in identifying theirs 2. recognize their students stress level by assisting them to identify what they are feeling 3. comprehend how movement is an effective way to change mood and in turn reduce stress 4. motivate themselves and their students to apply movement techniques to reduce their stress 5. apply movement techniques in their teaching strategies 6. engage in movement stress reduction techniques. ~~~~~PRESENTER-Kathleen Flynn-Bisson, Master Certified Health Education Specialist, Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University, Stony Brook University and Suffolk Community College, creator of an educational theatre company, KFBPTA, Inc., Public Health Educator for the Suffolk County Department of Health’s Learning to be Tobacco Free Program as well as a Rape Crises Counselor for VIBS- Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County. FLYER:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8oGk1mFy-0DWXgwU0tQdUc2alk
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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEREZSUlJtNmZRZk0/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

97. Leadership & Information Symposium plus Liaison meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists, administrators, technology specialists, science teachers

Dates: 5/23/2017

How can school librarians support their schools as they begin to undertake the new New York State Science Learning Standards? Learn about the development and roll out of the new standards. Participate in hands-on science activities. Visit with vendors offering resources that will support the standards. Librarian of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards will be presented. Come "Celebrate Our Successes"!
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQmgzTjh3UnlCSXM/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents adopted new Science Standards (NYS P-12 SLS) in December 2016. The first phase of this transition will begin July 1, 2017. Participants attending this workshop will gain knowledge, skill and have the opportunity to collaborate as they explore the Standards and the 3 dimensions of performance expectations (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross Cutting Concepts) that students are expected to meet. They will explore teaching and learning through anchoring phenomena and the instructional shifts that should be made in their classrooms. Participants will take away: -An understanding of the architecture for reading the standards and strategies they can use to unpack the performance expectations -A summary of the research basis and history behind the new Standards -The latest updates on the timeline for implementation from NYSED -What it means to teach in 3 dimensions -A sample 3 D lesson plan -An understanding that NYS P-12 SLS is inclusive and how to use the standards to reach all students -An example of a 3 D assessment -The capacity to share their understanding of NYS P-12 SLS with other teachers -Resources to support their future learning Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOHducHZlRVNnbDg/view?usp=sharing

100. SETC: Are You Adequatley Prepared for the School Leadership Assessments

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 6/12/2017

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