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

Program: Model Schools

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/20/2017

Starting Soon
Whether this is your first time co-teaching or your first time with a new co-teaching partner, this workshop is tiered to meet your needs. This hands-on, interactive workshop will allow you to experience each of the co-teaching models while you are learning. Workshop participation with your co-teaching partner(s) is suggested but not necessary for attending this workshop. Participants will: -Explore the 6 models of co-teaching -Learn the common mistakes of teaming -Develop strategies for team communication -Plan lessons using co-teaching models Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQW43OGNUaVhOQTg/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 4: Polynomial & quadratic expressions, equations & functions - January 23, 2017 This session will focus on solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. We will look at what these solutions mean in terms of the problem presented. Modeling will be incorporated throughout. Cubic functions will also be graphed. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. CTLE Area of Activity: Content Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU0dmbmFCS2NBdms/view?usp=sharing
The Common Core Standards for ELA require the use of more nonfiction text in the classroom. This shift requires students to engage in and analyze text to deepen their understanding of it. This is not so easy for the younger students, especially those that are reluctant readers. The read-aloud in the K-3 classroom is the perfect place for much of this connection with literature, both informational and literary, to take place. Teacher modeling provides the example needed to create active readers. In this workshop, participants will work together to choose appropriate texts for the K-3 classroom and evaluate them for their complexity and create effective text-dependent questions to stimulate discussion with students and to give them a better understanding of the story. Please bring 3- 4 books (picture books, short stories, news articles, etc.) appropriate for your classroom that you would like to use to create text dependent questions. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident implementing text dependent questions for students to create deeper meaning of any text. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLER2swZVlTdDkzT3M/view?usp=sharing

5. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 1/23/2017

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

6. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/24/2017

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

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

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Audience: Grades 5-12

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

This program focuses on how teachers can help students become more effective readers using research-based and teacher-tested strategies. Participants will identify strategies that stimulate student thinking about the content before, during and after they read and about how to incorporate reading and writing strategies into content area instruction to meet the literacy needs of all students. (15 hours)
The Leadership Exploration and Development Program (LEAD) provides dynamic learning experiences that build the key competencies required to successfully lead 21st Century schools. LEAD focuses on developing the specific leadership, instructional, and technical skills needed to traverse the challenges of reform initiatives and paradigm shifts. Implementing Change Effectively: How to Avoid Stakeholder Push-back and Lack of Ownership Morning session presented by Dr. Richard Hawkins This presentation will focus on implementing change effectively and avoiding the pitfalls that derail change initiatives, often before they start. Participants will be encouraged to think about a future initiative they are planning as a means to learn the tools and processes for achieving a successful change and its desired outcomes. Failure is Not an Option - Afternoon session presented by Dr. Richard G. Shear Each year, across the country, thousands of districts recommit to productive, comprehensive, measurable change for the new school year. Each year, thousands of districts across the country fail to produce productive, comprehensive, measurable change. Why does change fail time and time again? Is there a way to produce a different outcome? Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb3pGbFRUSVFKTjA/view?usp=sharing
This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. Register by December 23, 2016 "only 50 seats are available for the 2-day session. Participants MUST attend both days **Please note - District MLP approval, increased commitment, or personal payment for registration is non-refundable** FLYER:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DWlUwUExoeFV4NHc/view

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

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Administrators, Directors and Counselors

Dates: 1/26/2017

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

11. SETC: Google Classroom- PRESENTED BY TOM DIENER

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/26/2017 to 3/2/2017

New
Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignment quickly and easily assess learning. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom.

12. Developing Questioning Skills in Students presented by Jaime Pitschi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/27/2017

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

13. Lead Nurse Forum

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 1/27/2017

Topics for Discussion: Camp Hope- American Diabetes Association Stephanie Yanes- Development Manager- Working with Students with Autism- Karen Mundorff-School Health Supply- What Was Shared at the Workshop for New School- Nurses NYSCSH Seminar Information Next Lead Nurse Forum is Friday, April 28, 2017 flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DN2E3UE45YzYtSTg/view

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/1/2017

Repeat workshop March 1st
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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_iLEUktGZl9jNGhwaGM/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

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

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

17. SETC: Developing Authentic Assessments in Content Area

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/2/2017 to 2/16/2017

**3 Sessions** In an educational world which is driven by data and traditional assessments, critical thinking skills can be sacrificed during the learning journey. They do not have to be! Join us for this series as we look at the following: 1. What is an authenic assessement's role in the classroom? 2. How can it work with traditional assessments? 3. What key components go into an authentic assessment? 4. How do I make an authentic assessment for my subject and put it to practice? 5.What do we learn from data of an authentic assessment that we do not learn from a traditional assessment?

18. Introduction to Sway presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/3/2017

Microsoft's Sway is a NEW and powerful online tool. Sway allows teachers to create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects and more. This intelligent digital app is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more - right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen. In this workshop, you will learn how to:  Create a Sway from start to finish  Collaborate with others on a Sway  Share your finished Sway with others Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQ3lNbXQzNE9fMEU/view?usp=sharing

19. SETC: Are You Adequately Prepared for the School Building Leader Assessement

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Audience: For Anyone Taking Tests Between February 11- 27, 2017

Dates: 2/6/2017

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
Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students. View on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up - have students create Mixes for authentic assessment. Session Objectives: -Gain a basic understanding of Office Mix as a tool to enhance instruction, -Examine how Office Mix can aid in flipped classrooms, -Explore additional ways to use Office Mix in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcWtKbU1DTHpmR2M/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/8/2017

Rescheduled from Feb 1st
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. FLYER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQmtBNzFsaE1PS1E/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for a research paper or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcVllQm1xclRIODg/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/9/2017

Rescheduled from February 3rd
In each of these workshops, we will go in depth and study how the standards are presented and discuss the benefits of such a presentation. While the standards and the constructs to achieve mastery of the standards may be new, good teaching is still the goal. As we go through the modules, you will be able to see that you do not have to abandon what you already know. Even if the modules are not your primary resource, the presentation of the standards will be valuable to you. Module 4: Inferences and Conclusions from Data - Probability, conditional probability, making inferences, drawing conclusions, the normal curve, frequency tables, Venn diagrams and so much more. Please bring a graphing calculator. If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQ0k4Yjk0MTdBMkk/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for a research paper or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcmVaX2lPQkwyekk/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to the Question Formulation Technique which allows students to create questions related to a specific topic. This technique can be used to gather information related to a topic, provide focus for research or to create questions to include in assessments. To gain a better understanding of this technique, teachers will experience the process themselves during this session. Participants should bring their own electronic device for this session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaWRzOHhWQkZ0QjA/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Education Department requires all applicants for certification or licensing after January 1, 2014 to complete at least 6 hours of coursework or training in harassment, bullying and discrimination. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services Center is an approved New York State provider of this certification training. This workshop is open to everyone. Based on the requirements of the law, the training will address:

• Social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination

• Identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying and discrimination

• Strategies for effectively addressing exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings FLYER:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DS1pTd0dLSXdlNkk/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

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

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

30. Activities for Algebra I presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/14/2017

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

31. Professional Circle: Let's Center on Centers: Creating Lifelong Inquirers with Learning Centers"

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 2/14/2017

A Learning Center is a space set aside in the library in which students engage in independent and self-directed learning activities. There are three different types of learning centers: enrichment centers, skill centers, and interest and exploratory centers. Share centers you have created and get new ideas. Facilitated by Erica Fraiberg, Cold Spring Harbor PS and ES, Cold Spring Harbor SD.
Today's schools have limited time and resources, yet growing needs to improve school climate. Come learn how to replace time-consuming punitive approaches with a simple framework of positive mindsets and actions for all school adults. Creating a shared mindset and positive communication is the first step in reducing negative behaviors and motivating students and staff to realize their full potential. Invitational Education and related motivational theories of practice provide a simple plan of action for improving staff communication skills and making noticeable improvements that require little time or funding to implement. The use of Mindfulness Practices and Social Emotional Learning lessons to develop student skills will also be discussed. Schools interested in working towards becoming Award-Winning Inviting Schools should send representatives to this workshop as well as the Becoming an Invitational School workshop on March 9th, also at WS BOCES. 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_iLEVnNEME1jcHg4ZEk/view?usp=sharing
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/view?usp=sharing

34. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/16/2017

Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using Google Apps in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbWlsbWNjUVhFYjA/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This is a 2-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend both parts, but are not required to. **Please register separately for each session.** In this session we will briefly review the probability that the students learned in 6th grade through Algebra 1. We will then build on the probability learned using two-way tables and Venn diagrams. We will look at conditional probability, independence and the rules for probability. Next, we will expand on what was learned about data distributions, using a curve to model data, and Normal Distributions. To cap the day we will look at different types of statistical studies. Please bring a graphing calculator. flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMlhsWFZxWmk2UmM/view?usp=sharing

36. Makerspace Field Trip

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 2/17/2017

Please join us as we travel to the South Huntington School District to visit their Makerspace. Learning becomes immersive through sight and touch, transforming the students of today into the innovators of tomorrow. The purpose of this session is to connect educators to a community rich in content, and for them to gain access to classroom tools that are easy to deploy. We invite you to stay following the presentations for hands-on exploration, personalized instruction on all aspects of MakerBot' s 3D printing Ecosystem and lunch. This learning experience is a collaboration between South Huntington School District, PC University Distributors Inc. MakerBot and Western Suffolk BOCES. Much thanks to Sandy at PCU for organizing this event and providing lunch and to Dr. Bloom for opening his space to us.
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

38. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/28/2017

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_iLEMFNPTFFlWkhLVVU/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_iLEZUZxY1dfdnExX2c/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2017

New
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
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

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

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

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

New
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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/2/2017

Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Right Reason Technologies are hosting several Fall User Group meetings to learn about the latest RightPath™ innovations, how they will improve your user experience and the opportunity to share experiences and provide feedback. Learn about new features in Observations, Assessment Creator, in addition to curriculum updates. Learn about the new integration of the Teacher Planbook! Each section will include a focus group for open discussion on successes, new challenges and potential solutions. - Improve & streamline: Teacher & Administrator Observations, Instructional planning, Student Assessment Administration, Data informed instruction - Best Practices - successfully use eLearning as a creative solution to increase student opportunity, graduation rates and success. Right Reason Technology specialists will lead a discussion of best practices, successes and challenges faced while working to improve student improvement by implementing innovative models with the following programs. Districts are encouraged to share their personal experiences with: 1) Observations - Efficiencies that dramatically improve the process. 2) Instructional Planning with Planbook Plus - fully integrated Teacher Planbook that facilitates planning & sharing. 3) Assessment Creator & Administrator - Administer electronically or on paper, easily score and analyze results. Leverage district & regional assessments through designated Assessment / Item Banks & Consortia. 4) eLearning - blended, guided, integrated, effective! a) Credit Recovery / Learning Recovery / Summer School b) Homebound, Suspended & Alt Education c) Regents Prep 5) RtI Management & Remediation 6) Data Management & Reporting - how to tie it all together! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETlkwTGpPYkpfQ0k/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES, Eastern Suffolk BOCES and Right Reason Technologies are offering districts a few opportunities to learn about the RightPath™ platform and how districts are using RightPath™ modules to: - share local and regional assessments - Improve & streamline the completion of - instructional planning, data informed instruction, APPR - Successfully use eLearning to creatively increase graduation rates, student success and even save money! Right Reason Technology experts will lead discussion on how our partner districts are improving student success by implementing innovative models with the following programs and share how you think it might help yours: 1) Assessment Creator & Administrator - Leverage district & regional assessments through designated Item Banks & Consortia. Administer electronically or on paper, easily score and analyze results. 2) Instructional Planning with Planbook Plus - fully integrated Teacher Planbook that facilitates planning & sharing. 3) eLearning - blended, guided, integrated, effective! a) Credit Recovery / Learning Recovery / Summer School b) Homebound, Suspended & Alt Education c) Regents Prep 4) Observations - Efficiencies that dramatically improve the process. 5) RTL Management & Remediation 6) Data Management & Reporting - how to tie it all together! Share your perspective as part of our focus groups! RRT Users - Also watch for separate posting for User Group Meetings! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUGo0dk5BaFdLY2c/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on learning to use the TI-84+. If you need help with using the calculator or want to learn how to do some fun activities that promote the Common Core Standards, this workshop is for you. Instruction will include: -graphing a variety of functions -using and naming lists for statistical purposes -performing a variety of calculations -transferring data from one calculator to another. Come and learn what a powerful tool the calculator can be. Please bring your own calculator and data transfer cable. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUFRvcUNQWncxQ3c/view?usp=sharing

48. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/7/2017

Wait List
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

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/7/2017

TBD
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
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

52. SETC: MICROSOFT SURFACE TABLETS

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

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

New
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
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

55. Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning - A Blended Learning Opportunity

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/15/2017

New
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

56. Docs.com presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/16/2017

Microsoft's Docs.com is a powerful NEW online service where you can collect and publish Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint and Office Mix presentations, OneNote notebooks, PDF files, and Sways. With Docs.com, it's easy for you to share your instructional resources with other teachers and students. Your content looks great on any device. Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use Docs.com -Investigate examples of how to use Docs.com in the classroom -Investigate instructional resources shared by other educators Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM191czJqS096MXM/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: These meetings will address topics specific to school counseling programs such as: -Meaningful Counselor Evaluation -Records Retention -School Counselor Advisory Board -College Coalition -NCAA regulations -Free SAT/ACT services -ENL Regulations Information on joining please contact Renee Allen at rallen@wsboces.org or 631-595-6844. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESG1FOGR0TWFfN3M/view?usp=sharing

58. 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.

59. 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
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

61. 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
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

64. 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.

65. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 3/31/2017

New
Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using Google Apps in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdW9NcVkyTHBreU0/view?usp=sharing

66. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/4/2017

New
Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_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**

68. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 4/21/2017

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

69. 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

70. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 4/27/2017

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing
Knowing how to manage one's time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbTRsdFZKc0NENE0/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of science supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3RoY3g4bnV1czg/view?usp=sharing

74. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/4/2017

Join the 2016-17 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 15, 2016, December 14, 2016 and May 4, 2017, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Topics, keynote presenters, and breakout sessions of cross-district conversations, discussed by a group of committed educators at the June 2016 ELA Coordinator Forum, will be advertised. Western Suffolk BOCES is pleased to feature Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia as the keynote speaker for the September 15th meeting. Regent Roger Tilles will also address the audience and present the Commissioner. Breakout discussion groups will follow. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETVRuSlhiOC1LZGM/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/view?usp=sharing

76. Leadership & Information Symposium plus Liaison meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: Liaisons and all School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 5/23/2017

Details to follow.
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQmgzTjh3UnlCSXM/view?usp=sharing
The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: These meetings will address topics specific to school counseling programs such as: -Meaningful Counselor Evaluation -Records Retention -School Counselor Advisory Board -College Coalition -NCAA regulations -Free SAT/ACT services -ENL Regulations Information on joining please contact Renee Allen at rallen@wsboces.org or 631-595-6844. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESG1FOGR0TWFfN3M/view?usp=sharing