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1. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2017

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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. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing

2. Section 504 and ADA Practical Perspectives and Best Practices presented by Maureen Whitley

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2017

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Participants will gain insight into federal laws, regulations, recent cases and guidance that establish the responsibilities of K-12 schools under Section 504 and ADA. This one day workshop is intended to provide participants with information regarding school district’s responsibilities under Section 504 and ADA, as well as, practical guidance and best practice on developing and implementing compliant 504 Plans. Activities will include exercises to practice and problem-solve common situations, discussion of recent case examples and 504 Plan compliance from both legal and practical perspectives. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUzJMSHpxb1Frb1U/view?usp=sharing

3. School Nurse Conference Epilepsy 102 Supplemental Lessons for School Nurses

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 12/15/2017

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Topics for Discussion: 1. Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures 2. Rescue Therapies 3. School Nurse Training Program: IEP and 504 Action Plans Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES) A 60-minute training primarily for school nurses to gain a better understanding of pediatric PNES. Participants will: (1) be able to define PNES, it’s clinical characteristics, understand how it is diagnosed and the risk factors; (2) gain an understanding of how to respond to and accommodate a child with PNES; and (3) be able to provide information to school personnel regarding PNES. Rescue Therapies A 60-minute training primarily for school nurses to gain a better understanding of the rescue therapies for seizures. Participants will: (1) know the various types of rescue therapies available and their proper use; (2) be able to determine the optimal approaches to incorporate rescu therapies into seizure first aid plans; (3) be confident in how to administer specific rescue therapies and be able to train other direct care workers (law varies state-to-state); and (4) be able to train other direct care workers on rescue therapies and how to administer them. School Nurse Training Program: IEP and 504 Action Plans A 60-minute training module for school nurses to receive the tools and knowledge necessary to develop the most comprehensive way to ensure children with epilepsy are in the most appropriate and least restrictive learning environment Participants will (1) have an understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; (2) be able to distinguish between a seizure action plan, a 504 plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP); and (3) be able to advocate for the legal rights of children with epilepsy in a school/learning environment. flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DUzlKaWNuek5VNm8/view
How do we inspire and motivate students (and staff) to do their best? By changing their Mindset! This workshop will focus on the practical classroom applications for teaching and learning with a growth mindset. Participants will actively be engaged with purposeful, hands-on activities in Math and ELA and Writing to receive their own gift of struggle—and practice a growth vs. fixed mindset. If you want to change the classroom…and change your school; change the mindset! Outcomes: -Understand mindset -Engage in activities to grow your brain -Discover Classroom Routines to celebrate mistakes -Participate in Open Tasks (vs. closed) -Receive a set of materials to take back to the classroom for immediate practice -Share in a growth-mindset rubric to aid in shifting minds and classroom practices Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaVFUcmVhci0xRkE/view?usp=sharing

5. LI SELF FREE Workshop - A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Understanding Childhood Trauma

Program: Student Support Services

Audience: Special Education teams, Counselors, School Mental Health Clinicians, School Psychologists

Dates: 12/18/2017

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Participants will learn about childhood trauma through a problem-based learning approach, including group discussions led by the instructors. Instructors are certified in the Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (www.nctsn.org). The presentation will include case-based discussions to facilitate interactive learning. Presenter: Dr. Peter D'Amico: -Director, Child & Adolescent Psychology, Northwell Health School of Medicine, Northwell Health, LIJ Medical Center -Director, STRYDD Center (Supporting Trauma Recovery for Youth with Developmental Disabilities) in association with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Northwell Health School of Medicine, LIJ Medical Center -Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry at Hofstra
Putnam-North Westchester BOCES has long offered a subscription-based curriculum that addresses current standards in Social Studies and ELA. This program, which first focused on grades K-6, has now expanded to include grades K-8. This vetted, teacher-created, classroom tested, and updated curriculum has been vastly popular since its inception. This session is geared to introduce current and potential subscribers to the newly reformatted and revised K-8 offerings. Participants will be introduced and guided through the new format and how this curriculum will assist in preparing students in grades K-8 for the new Global Regents. Participants will also dive into the assessment section to view the parallels to new Global assessment, in addition to viewing the included C3 Inquiries. Attendees are urged to bring an electronic device in order to explore the site in depth and to create pacing charts for social studies instruction. Administrators, K-8 and secondary teachers are welcome to attend. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUnNIU1lyVVhOVzg/view?usp=sharing

7. Risk Assessment and Penetration Testing Vendor Showcase

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 12/18/2017

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Please join Western and Eastern Suffolk BOCES, in collaboration with Nassau BOCES for a showcase of leading vendors in Risk Assessment and Penetration Testing. This is an opportunity for Technology Directors and technical staff to learn more about service options to protect the district’s infrastructure. Topics and scope of services offered by the awarded vendors include: Scope of services: 1. Application Security Testing for Web & Mobile apps 2. Network Penetration Testing 3. Infrastructure Security Assessment 4. Vulnerability Scanning for Networks and Applications 5. Phishing Expeditions We are anticipating the following vendors will participate: Atlantic Tomorrow; Bonadio Group; CDW; CORE; CSDNET; DYNTEK; EPLUS; EDU TEK Limited. As per the RFP, these services are not aid-eligible. Districts that subscribe to their local RIC’s Data Privacy and Security Services (DPSS) are eligible to participate in these services.

8. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/19/2017

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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_iLEX1ZWTWVTcF84cEE/view?usp=sharing
Intended for those instructors familiar with the newly adopted New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), this workshop will offer sample three-dimensional lessons and activities that are inspired by nature and the environment. Presenters will model NYSSLS instructional techniques – including asking questions, developing explanations, and carrying out investigations – for each lesson while participants collaborate on identifying and assessing the three-dimensional nature of the standards. Participants will walk away with lesson plans, activities, materials lists, worksheets, and other resources that can be used immediately to present engaging, nature-inspired lessons in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEemJYeHlsV1V0UXM/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 – December 20, 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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing
Using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student's independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction. In this workshop participants will learn how to administer the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment. This workshop can be taken independently, or with Part 2, “Using the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark System to Inform Instruction: Grades K-8”, scheduled for Thursday, December 21, 2017. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMUd3OXJFZVdxaWc/view?usp=sharing
In this workshop, participants will learn how to take the information they have observed from the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment to inform instruction. Oftentimes, teachers administer the assessment, get a reading level and move on. In this workshop, emphasis will be on how to look beyond level to determine and organize the specific reading behaviors related to accuracy, fluency, comprehension and writing about reading. Once these strengths and opportunities for growth have been determined and organized, teachers can confidently link their findings to instruction and that is when powerful change in reading can occur. This workshop can be taken independently, or with Part 1, “Administering the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: Grades K-8”, scheduled for Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYkFQdkZMNUVPQ0k/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. Based on the requirements of the law, the training will address: 1) Social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination 2) Identification and mitigation of harassment, bullying and 3) Strategies for effectively addressing exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings
TO VIEW FLYER COPY AND PASTE LINK IN YOUR BROWSER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1REE29oEpCmO9l8MA1RbvqiRYw2msNHQ-/view **No food will be provided. Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch** **This workshop is open to everyone**8:30 Registration**
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_iLEaUNqYVI3aE96aW8/view?usp=sharing

15. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/4/2018

Yes, it is possible to teach both grammar and vocabulary simultaneously and connect them to the writing process and to reading comprehension. Teachers will come away with easy-to-use, engaging models applicable to every elementary and secondary ELA classroom. Techniques to be explored are: -morphology charts; -graphic organizers for pre-writing and revision; -ready-to-go resources for teaching vocabulary in the context of well-written sentences drawn from literature; and -a demonstration of RxEdit and RxRevise, which address individual writing deficits through a differentiated, innovative approach. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEc1FhTWFZakVKRGs/view?usp=sharing
Do our students know there is a protocol for developing argument? Developing the art and skill of argument is embedded in many professions and in our system of government. This session will focus on the tools already available to K-5 teachers within the Social Studies Framework which will assist in teaching the students how to deconstruct and evaluate the arguments of others, and, more importantly, how to construct and evaluate an argument of their creation. Participants are asked to bring an electronic device to this session for personal use. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/16QDaL_MCKGBHFybFtAxt80rrevPTl0X7/view?usp=sharing
Designed by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, LLI Professional Support is delivered on-site to schools and districts by author-selected and author-trained consultants. The groundbreaking Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention is a small-group, supplementary intervention program designed for young children who struggle with reading and writing. Designed to bring children up to grade-level performance in as few as 18-24 weeks, LLI is a powerful, research-based early intervention program that can prevent literacy difficulties before they turn into long-term challenges. Professional Support for LLI includes three days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day) to give participants an in-depth understanding of the LLI systems: -LLI Orange System, Levels A-C (Kindergarten), 70 Lessons with 70 original titles; -LLI Green System, Levels A-J (Grade 1), 110 Lessons with 110 original titles; -LLI Blue System, Levels C-N (Grade 2), 120 Lessons with 120 original titles. Several components included in each LLI system will be explored, including the Fountas and Pinnell professional books When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System. Topics include: Overview of the Lesson Framework; Understanding the demands of texts; Assessing and grouping students; Teaching within the LLI Lessons; Using the Prompting Guide; Documenting progress. In addition to learning how to implement LLI lessons, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. Materials not included. Please bring an LLI Program/System Guide (orange, green or blue), one Lesson Guide and Prompting Guide 1 to use during the seminar. These materials are all included in Bx 1 of LLI materials. There should be 1 system for every 1-2 participant. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVFUzMEZSdWhSc2c/view?usp=sharing
Do our students know there is a protocol for developing argument? Developing the art and skill of argument is embedded in many professions and in our system of government. This session will focus on the tools already available to Grade 6-8 teachers within the Social Studies Framework which will assist in teaching the students how to deconstruct and evaluate the arguments of others, and, more importantly, how to construct and evaluate an argument of their creation. Participants are asked to bring an electronic device to this session for personal use. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1isx8jTuGwagXvzpZwF0CMq6HHKlPxtV5/view?usp=sharing
Do our students know there is a protocol for developing argument? Developing the art and skill of argument is embedded in many professions and in our system of government. This session will focus on the tools already available to Grade 9-12 teachers within the Social Studies Framework which will assist in teaching the students how to deconstruct and evaluate the arguments of others, and, more importantly, how to construct and evaluate an argument of their creation. Participants are asked to bring an electronic device to this session for personal use. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tfrToeV68vGL2ShKfDLA2ziFuWOKAb2m/view?usp=sharing
In May the NYS Board of Regents approved changes in the regulations regarding school counseling program requirements. The amendments were made effective on July 1, 2017, with implementation regarding program changes beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. We are still waiting for the NYSED commissioner’s Memorandum to Superintendents announcing these important changes, but the transitions needed to comply will take time to implement. This workshop will give an in-depth review of changes such as the creation and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program K-12, accountability and reporting requirements that should align to district visions and goals. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hpXicFI1of8jZkwwWteDWgd_TsKLYcGR/view?usp=sharing

21. WILSON Just Words 3-day presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/8/2018 to 1/10/2018

Just Words is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4-12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention. The Just Words curriculum provides a sophisticated study of word structure appropriate for students beyond the elementary grades. It provides direct and explicit teaching of “how English works” for both decoding and spelling automaticity. The Just Words and the Wilson Reading System provide a multi-tiered system of support for students in grades 4-12. Just Words provides targeted intervention for students with word-level deficits in the 15th-50th percentile, and WRS provides a more intensive and comprehensive intervention. The Just Words class is not just teaching reading and spelling basics, it is providing the foundational skills that are necessary in today’s economy. Just Words provides a curriculum for the accelerated study of word structure through the six syllable types in English and the most common Latin roots. It is a highly explicit, multisensory decoding and spelling program for students in grades 4 – 12 and adults who do not require intensive intervention but do require explicit decoding and spelling instruction due to word-level deficits. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaVF4UkZFTDlaWXM/view?usp=sharing
This ELA 9-10 Assessment Review and Redesign Workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2017-2018. Day one of this two-day workshop series will introduce participants to the ELA 9-10 final assessments developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2016-2017 regional workshops. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional ELA 9-10 assessments. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists, ENL teachers and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Gina McManus. Randy is a recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Gina is a literacy and Special Education coordinator with extensive experience in assessment development aligned with the Common Core Standards. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this assessment service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping and redesign activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the finalized assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IXv59Cimto9XlrFTGjvdYamO1LLyhdIy/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.

24. SETC: The Power of the Pen: Reading, Writing and Connecting

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2018 to 2/13/2018

15 Hour Workshop Series for K-12 Teachers In this workshop series, teachers look at ways to guide students to effectively generate a range of writing with an eye towards helping them establish control of different genres. This workshop explores how students can use low-stakes writing approaches as tools for understanding fiction and non-fiction. Techniques for teaching argument writing, as well as narrative and informational writing, will be modeled. Strategies for using picture books, incorporating poetry, and locating pertinent resources that will inspire students to engage fully in reading and writing will be included.

25. SETC: USING TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM LEARNING

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/9/2018 to 2/6/2018

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**5 SESSION WORKSHOP** Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Gust for education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs & Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning.

26. SETC & LINC: PRESENTS NEW YORK STATE SCIENCE LEARNING STANDARDS

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/10/2018

Long Island Network of Teacher Centers New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS): A Slightly Deeper Dive Schools in New York are in the early stages of implementing The New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). 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 how that implementation can be addressed. Participants will continue to build an understanding of the three dimensions of Performance Expectations (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts). They will explore teaching and learning through anchoring phenomena with a focused exploration of how to use the practices so students construct understandings of the science content. Participants will be teamed with grade level or subject area peers to collaborate on how these standards differ in how and what science is currently taught. Discussion will consider how this teaching approach to science can be inclusive of all students and encourage development of 21st century skills including creativity, critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. We will review samples of 3D classroom assessments, discuss assessment design and lay the foundation to create tasks based on the Performance Expectations. Resources for curriculum development will be shared. Workshop will include an update of the implementation strategies outlined in the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science to support new P-12 science learning standards.

27. Follett Destiny and Lightbox eBooks

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/10/2018

Get all the tools you need to use Destiny Library Manager efficiently and effectively in your daily library routine. First, get an understanding of user hierarchy and access levels, which are key to a smooth daily operation. Next, learn about the various types of resources now available in Destiny Library Manager, and see how to circulate them efficiently. And lastly, learn how to curate your own content using Collections in Destiny Discover. With Katrina Conte and Beth Ferrigno.
Whether your district is considering an LMS or you are already using Canvas, come learn more about driving technology adoption among teachers and students, the implementation process, curriculum design in a LMS, using Canvas to drive 1:1 rollouts, and more! Teachers and Administrators will be sharing their experiences and best practices for utilizing and implementing successful blended and online learning environments followed by a collaboration session. This user group is co-hosted by Western Suffolk BOCES and Nassau BOCES. All districts are welcome. Lunch to be provided by Instructure. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/17lV9lcRq5zQ1a6QRv6fWzEQXGDu_McUm/view?usp=sharing
This Math-1 Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2017-2018. We recommend that each district send a team (2 to 4, depending on the size of the district) of classroom teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists and administrators. Because we want to nurture aligned kindergarten, grade 1 and 2 expectations, and we want to prepare for a future kindergarten assessment design, we recommend that each district team include one kindergarten teacher. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Lynn Marks. Randy is a recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Lynn is an experienced mathematics coach and professional developer. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this assessment service. 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/1Zh9zlV49UNqHFuV3d2KjkB3CSU4d9QYd/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: The NYS Board of Regents has approved the proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s Regulations to be effective July 1, 2017. Implementation of the school counseling program requirements start with the 2019-2020 school year. Topics for the School Counseling Network Meetings will revolve around the development of a comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program K-12 at the district and building levels, and the establishment of a district comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program advisory council. All Network members will have input into the final topics with the facilitator seeking expert speakers where needed. The Network gives new and experienced supervisors an opportunity to share and ask questions, providing ideas and at times much needed support. Network Membership (A506.028) includes: -2 seats for supervisors/directors of school counseling to attend 4 network meetings -1 day of in-district customized School Counseling (Guidance) professional development Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENlc5cFVNSnRtSGM/view?usp=sharing
With the introduction of the NYS Next Generation ELA Learning Standards, educators across New York State are having discussions on the implications for classroom use. Join this interactive workshop to explore the revised ELA Learning Standards with emphasis on the new lifelong practices for readers and writers. In addition, review the timeline for the Next Generation ELA Learning Standards, unpack the key changes in the revision of the standards, and identify the power sections of the introduction to the ELA Standards and the upcoming crosswalk. Walk away with an understanding of how the new lifelong practices can become a foundation for creating and sustaining cultures of lifelong literacy. Cross-district conversations on how to effectively use the revised documents will provide opportunities to share ideas and build resources for classroom use. Please bring a laptop/electronic device. This presentation will be shared via Google Slides. QR code will be provided. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENl9ySkhPb0IwVkk/view?usp=sharing

32. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/12/2018

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_iLEM3NURzNLelBjOHc/view?usp=sharing

33. LI SELF FREE Workshop - Understanding the Challenges of the Undocumented Latino Immigrant Student: What You Can Do to Help

Program: Student Support Services

Audience: teachers, school administrators, mental health professionals

Dates: 1/12/2018

This interactive presentation will describe the perilous journey undertaken by undocumented Latino youth to reach the US, and the challenges they face once here. These challenges are currently compounded by increased anxiety and the fear of possible deportation of family members. Possible school-based interventions will be discussed. Presenter: Vilma Matos, a retired school social worker.

34. Science Coordinators’ Network Meeting

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/12/2018

Rescheduled from January 31st
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_iLEYkF3LVlVQTdobE0/view?usp=sharing
Help your students visualize and understand the world around them with Google Earth Online. Google Earth enables you to explore the globe with a swipe of your finger: -Fly through 3D cities like London, Tokyo and Rome, -Dive in to view the world at street level with integrated Street View, -Find stories about what it means to live here from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street, and more. Tour Builder is a new way to tell stories using geography. It lets you pick locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creations. This workshop will feature classroom integration strategies for all grade levels subject areas. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UYgLBupMW4ZHgp1e-tOpQBICftbAot_J/view?usp=sharing

36. Graduation Requirements/ Alternate Pathways presented by Linda Karman

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/16/2018

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/1ZoHjD4t4zxyUFIyotTbxx53jZY-SFbKn/view?usp=sharing

37. Professional Circle - Booktalking Tips and Tricks

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/16/2018

Back by popular demand, Annmarie Jenkins, will share suggestions for how to give an effective booktalk that will hook students. In addition she will discuss how to create book trailers. Bring books that you have (or would like to) booktalk. Practice and get feedback. Share book trailers that you have created.
2nd Annual Long Island Model Schools / DATE Forum Teaching & Learning - Generation Alpha BEST PRACTICES FROM ACROSS LONG ISLAND MEETING THE NEEDS OF GENERATION ALPHA COLD SPRING HARBOR CONNECTING VIRTUAL REALITY WITH THE REALITY OF LEARNING GLEN COVE SCHOOLS GOING ONE TO ONE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, THE UPS AND DOWNS SAYVILLE SCHOOLS SECURING A FOUNDATION FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS K-12 Please register with your school district's BOCES. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WuUXE2ME6ySzRMDt02G2TyIx1Gd3oWNm/view?usp=sharing
Join us for an opportunity for a deeper exploration into the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. The focus of this workshop will include:
• How to use science and engineering practices to shape instruction
• How science and engineering practices should be sequenced to support students evolving understanding of core ideas and concepts
• How to design instruction in support of student understanding of selected phenomena
• How to use phenomena to generate student questions that drive teaching and learning
• How to develop three-dimensional formative assessments This workshop will provide participants with the training and tools to build their capacity to implement three-dimensional teaching and learning. Educators will develop their proficiency in:
• Effectively using phenomena to drive instruction and assessment
• Incorporating and integrating all three dimensions in lesson design
• Motivating student sense making or problem solving through instructionally productive phenomena and student questions
• Providing opportunities for students to express their ideas
• Building on student’s prior knowledge The workshop fee includes the book The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUE13TTJYM2tQd0U/view?usp=sharing

40. The Problem with Fractions… We Can Fix It! presented by Lawrence Farrell

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/17/2018

New
The following topics will be presented during the session: -Why fractions are so hard to learn/remember -Fluency and fractions through benchmarks -Fractions by picture (number line, fraction strips, rectangular array -All operations with fractions done by model with understanding -The Algorithms with understanding Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oF90xsRZ4rx-gabkeaxCRmNK-a5BKTed/view?usp=sharing

41. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System

Dates: 1/17/2018

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
Join us for an opportunity for a deeper exploration into the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. The focus of this workshop will include:
• How to use science and engineering practices to shape instruction
• How science and engineering practices should be sequenced to support students evolving understanding of core ideas and concepts
• How to design instruction in support of student understanding of selected phenomena
• How to use phenomena to generate student questions that drive teaching and learning
• How to develop three-dimensional formative assessments This workshop will provide participants with the training and tools to build their capacity to implement three-dimensional teaching and learning. Educators will develop their proficiency in:
• Effectively using phenomena to drive instruction and assessment
• Incorporating and integrating all three dimensions in lesson design
• Motivating student sense making or problem solving through instructionally productive phenomena and student questions
• Providing opportunities for students to express their ideas
• Building on student’s prior knowledge The workshop fee includes the book The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUE13TTJYM2tQd0U/view?usp=sharing
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 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for implementation beginning July 1, 2017. What should my science instruction look like based on the three dimensions of learning advocated by the NYSSLS/NGSS? How do I lesson plan for this? This workshop is designed especially for elementary teachers and is designed to answer these questions. Participants will engage in sample lessons and investigations for primary school students. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum to practice redesigning lessons. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEN1FfbUlHRWVnQWc/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed for those who already have a basic idea of the NGSS/NYSSLS and are looking for next steps. What should my yearlong curriculum look like based on the three dimensions of learning? How do implement a district adopted NGSS curriculum with fidelity to the practices of science? What should my assessments look like? Participants will be provided the time and guidance in mapping out sample units and assessments. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curricular materials. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENEQwOG9pV2R5dzA/view?usp=sharing

46. Lead Nurse Forum

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 1/19/2018

Topics for Discussion:


• Ensuring Your District’s AED Program is Compliant Mark Peters- Cardiac Science Corporation


• Status of NYSDOH/SED Updates Screenings; Physicals


• Polio Type 2 Serology


• Immunization Questions


• Open Discussion Next Lead Nurse Forum is Friday, April 20, 2018 So much closer to summer!!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hcAxacazkCSP4v-Y7k8VUjHYYqKFOMH8/view
The newly released Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems are designed for students in grades 3-12 who are reading below grade level. These systems may also be used to help students at higher grade levels who are reading below level W. Designed to bring students up to grade-level performance in as little as 18-24 weeks, LLI Intermediate Systems deliver powerful, research-based intervention geared specifically for intermediate students who are lagging behind their peers in literacy learning. The intervention is designed to take place in addition to classroom literacy instruction. In this seminar, participants will receive three-days of intensive training (two days of start-up training and one follow-up day) on the LLI Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems and will learn specific strategies to address the needs of struggling older readers. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems, professional development for these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Must attend all 3 days Materials not included. Please bring The LLI Red OR Gold OR Purple OR Teal System Guide, Prompting Guide 1, Prompting Guide 2, and one Lesson Guide to use during the seminar. These materials are all included in Box 1 of the LLI materials. There should be 1 system for every 1-2 participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcE5iM2xEQTloOFU/view?usp=sharing

48. Science Education Kit Showcase - 8:30am - 12:30pm

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/22/2018

The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for implementation beginning July 1, 2017. Many districts are considering the use of science kits to aid in the implementation of the newly adopted standards. Join colleagues from throughout Long Island for this free learning opportunity from Western Suffolk BOCES to receive information from several providers of kits all in one place. Schedule (Approximate) 8:15 – 8:30 Registration and Breakfast 8:45 – 9:15 Pearson (Interactive Science) 9:20 – 9:50 Amplify Science (K-8) 9:55 – 10:25 BOCES 4 Science (K-5) Break 10:45 – 11:15 Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES (Science 21) 11:20 – 11:50 Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES (K-8) 11:55 – 12:25 Carolina Biological Supply (Smithsonian Science Education Center) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jVgE6K0i_2j7oYnTyhS77ZcHi6XsZsMM/view?usp=sharing

49. Effective Instructional Coaching - 3-day - presented by Jessica Gruttola

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/24/2018 to 3/15/2018

This three-day institute is for instructional coaches of all grade levels and subject areas. Through collaborative inquiry, participants will gain a deeper understanding of various coaching frameworks, theories, research, current perspectives and practices, and explore the unique perspective of a “coaching mindset.” Training objectives: -Understanding and implementing strategies for effective instructional coaching. -Providing effective feedback to impact change. -Utilizing technology to improve teaching and learning. -Creating collaborative learning environments. Day one: Wed., January 24, 2018 -Building relationships and fostering a positive collaborative school community -Understanding/Implementing the tools for effective coaching Day two: Wed., February 7, 2018 -Reflecting on teaching and learning creating collaborative learning communities -Providing effective feedback Day three: Thurs., March 15, 2018 -Sustaining and effective coaching model -Building professional capital within the school community Please bring ear buds and a laptop or other device for note taking and access to on-line resources. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb2o5MS1zb2wwNlU/view?usp=sharing
What could Fern Arable, Jay Gatsby, and Scout Finch possibly have in common? They all need passionate, master teachers to help them access deeper learning. Join this interactive workshop to explore various access points to engage students in learning based on the work of Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie. Through “gamestorming” activities and choice-driven inquiry projects, participants will engage in relevant face-to-face collaborative conversations about ways to motivate students to be lifelong learners. Examine resources and digital tools that will inspire students this school year. Walk away with new ideas that will extend and deepen learning. Please bring a laptop/electronic device. This presentation will be shared via Google Slides. QR code will be provided. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERkRxbFZTbEF0Q3c/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. This is a 4-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all four, but are not required to **Please register separately for each session.** This session will focus on the foundational skills needed for Algebra I. We will look at the types of graphs used in Algebra I, solve a variety of equations and inequalities, look at what our students should know about polynomials, and how to use the graphing calculator to best advantage. Please bring a graphing calculator. If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-maoq31p1g5thSpoZxFCMQxvj4MsCAni/view?usp=sharing
The Google Cultural Institute is an amazing resource from Google. In this hands-on workshop you’ll explore artifacts, artworks, special exhibits, projects, and collections from museums, cultural institutes, and archives from around the world. Arts and Culture is divided into three main areas: -Art Project - Discover museum collections in a whole new way. Explore artifacts and 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 - Visit 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 resource for all teachers. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UQECujppk3RkWB8-R-hA55GxuyMWaM3g/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_iLESUpZZlhDd0RQaTg/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_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing
In this workshop learners will learn to use research to plan meaningful literacy-learning experiences for young children. We will explore early literacy activities that build on prior knowledge, expand vocabulary, and develop oral language providing the foundation for reading and writing and future academic success. Training objectives: -Know the five essential early literacy practices. -Understand the importance of a strong foundation of oral language in children’s literacy development. -Know the characteristics of a supportive literacy-learning environment and understand how to implement those characteristics in their preschool environment. -Recognize the learning characteristics of English language learners. -Understand the value technology can bring to literacy activities and know how to implement technology in their literacy activities. -Know about the wealth of resources to be found via public broadcasting that can support their literacy activities. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVHZSN3NZQTFNZFk/view?usp=sharing
Join the College Board for an informative and interactive working session as we dive into the SAT Suite of Assessments Reporting Tool and explore the many reports, functions and features. Participants will get hands on assistance in getting into and up to speed on the portal, learn how to run the variety of reports available, and take an in-depth look at the instructional planning and question analysis reports. Then, join in a guided discussion on how to use the portal’s data to inform classroom instruction. Attendees should bring their own devices and have already set up a College Board Educators Professional Login. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kd1Mhc4XUqZVbrB6nIgZum4ZvS0_GLlb/view?usp=sharing
Mindset can change everything. By learning with the right mindset, we can motivate students and help them to improve in the classroom. This workshop will focus on the information of mindset, methods and techniques teachers can use to encourage students and activities that can be put in place to make learning more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Outcomes: -About Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth -How beliefs shape learning -How to change mindsets -Reframing our Language – Praise the Process, Not the Person -Open Tasks vs. Closed Tasks -Teaching Growth Mindset to students, parents and teachers -How to Celebrate Mistakes Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWmloWTItTHo0VEE/view?usp=sharing
Join this workshop to learn about the College Board’s official SAT Practice with the Khan Academy. We’ll show you how the site is structured and discuss best practices for utilizing this free resource for your students to prepare them for the PSAT and SAT. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kd1Mhc4XUqZVbrB6nIgZum4ZvS0_GLlb/view?usp=sharing

59. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/30/2018

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/1gHfS9OjvjtoM5Y87qSHzp-wYjkQgEXEx/view?usp=sharing

60. Activities for Algebra 2 presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/31/2018

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_iLENEFnLWY5Zzh3Y2s/view?usp=sharing

61. Mathematics and the Smartboard for Beginners presented by Lawrence Farrell

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/31/2018

New
The session will be directed towards teachers who have access to the Smartboard and are “beginners” regarding Smartboard usage. The session addresses the use of Smart tools in creating a math lesson. Topics will include: -Smartboard Tools -Mathematical Tools (offered in Smartboard software) -Using the Capture Camera -Accessing Smart Lessons -Development of math lessons on the Smartboard Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qs04vFk4hUHEnegJdbI6zr0sy8yTGRbK/view?usp=sharing

62. Newsela Lunch and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/31/2018

Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. It starts with dynamic, game-changing content covering topics students care about. Every article comes in 5 reading levels, tailored to the skill level of each reader. Assessments are integrated directly into articles to help students engage with the content and to give teachers and principals actionable insights on students’ reading activity and behavior. The result is more engaged readers—and engaged readers are better learners. During this Lunch and Learn Newsela will provide a demonstration of the Newsela Pro instructional content platform, along with running a sample Newsela class lesson which provides an interactive, hands-on experience with the platform. We'll also have a Q&A session and be able to share data & insights from the current usage across several NY schools and districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vKMaacA-1uLSV4McTDQ46pGmP1-zW2Y_/view?usp=sharing

63. FactCite training workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/31/2018

FactCite Online from Lincoln Library Press has content that supports NYS Social Studies, ELA, and Science standards - and accommodates ELL students in selected content areas. This presentation with Susan Gall will include in-depth examples of lessons presented by New York teachers and librarians using FactCite's databases for research. Need help supporting a specific research project? Contact Sara Kardasz to request specific topics for inclusion in this workshop. Bring Your Own Devices. Refreshments will be provided.

64. SETC: COURSE 3: GRADUATE PROGRAM LEADING TO DUAL CERTIFICATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 1/31/2018 to 3/28/2018

CBSE7677T: CURRICULUM MODIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING STUDENTS IN SPECIAL NEEDS. ADAPTATION OF GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM FOR TEACHING STUDENTS ACROSS THE RANGE OF SPECIAL NEEDS, INCLUDING GIFTEDNESS AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. PRINCIPLES, RATIONALE, AND RESEARCH-VALIDATED METHODS OF INSTRUCTING AND ASSESSING SPECIAL POPULATIONS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS. INQUIRY PROCESSES ACROSS ALL CONTENT AREAS AND LIFE SKILLS, INCLUDING LITERACY, MATHEMATICS, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND THE EXPRESSIVE ARTS. FOCUS ON THE NEW YORK STATE LEARNING STANDARDS AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH FROM DIVERSE CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC BACKGROUNDS.
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_iLETnR4c1pEM3FmblE/view?usp=sharing

66. A Day with Naviance: Product Exploration & User Group

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Department Directors, Counselors and Support Staff

Dates: 2/2/2018

Join Sean Kruglak, Senior Strategic Account Manager with Naviance as we explore new products. Focus on RepVisits, the Counselor Community, Naviance curriculum to name a few. Our annual user group will focus on issues and frustrations that guidance staff encounter as well as sharing of tips and tricks from colleagues. Lunch will be provided by Naviance.

67. Capti Voice Lunch and Learn

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/2/2018

Capti Voice saves teachers’ time and enables them to support a diverse classroom more effectively. It also provides dynamic supports for all learners, especially those with learning disabilities and ELLs. With Capti, teachers can quickly make content accessible, deliver it directly to their students, administer tests and quizzes, monitor student engagement, and more. Capti offers easy access to high-quality text to speech, OCR to digitize PDFs and images to make them accessible, active reading tools, contextually-aware reference tools for vocabulary building and more. Capti can be used with any content, including Bookshare, Google Drive, and OneDrive across a variety of devices anywhere and anytime. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYkVCVEhLQWdQTDA/view?usp=sharing
At the September NYS Board of Regents meeting, the NYS Next Generation Mathematics and ELA Learning Standards were adopted. The work of NYS Next Generation Mathematics and ELA Learning Standards was truly a collaborative effort involving Staff and Curriculum Development Network (S/CDN), BOCES, NYSUT, NYCDOE, and various statewide organizations. This half-day workshop will give administrators and teachers an overview of the changes to the mathematics standards and a timeline for implementation of the new standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcjh1Y205SEpUUjA/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is designed for participants who have a basic knowledge of the architecture of the new NYSP-12SLS 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 are now ready to take the next steps in their transition to using these standards in their classrooms, by creating aligned lessons or units. Participants are expected to bring a device to access electronic documents and on which to create, or revise, curriculum and lessons. They should review and identify a specific area of the NYSSLS in which they wish to work prior to the workshop. Participants will take away -The knowledge and skills to fully unpack Performance Expectations at their grade band -A fillable template that can be used to identify core content, practices and cross cutting concepts for each Performance Expectation and practice using it -A review of 3 D assessment samples (both formative and summative) -An opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to create their own 3D assessment -An example of a “storyline” for a unit -A checklist for identifying anchoring phenomena -On-line links to sample units -Tools (evidence statements, question prompts, and storyline templates etc.) to create or revise their own curriculum and lessons -An opportunity to create or revise NYSSLS aligned lessons -Strategies and examples of differentiation to reach all students -The capacity to share their enhanced understanding with other teachers -Resources to support their future learning Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEY215R291ZG15cDg/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for implementation beginning July 1, 2017. What should my science instruction look like based on the three dimensions of learning advocated by the NYSSLS/NGSS? How do I lesson plan for this? This workshop is designed especially for elementary teachers and will address these questions. Participants will engage in sample lessons and investigations for elementary school students. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum to practice redesigning lessons. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETDVDVFJ5c2tqbWM/view?usp=sharing
At the September NYS Board of Regents meeting, the NYS Next Generation Mathematics and ELA Learning Standards were adopted. The work of NYS Next Generation Mathematics and ELA Learning Standards was truly a collaborative effort involving Staff and Curriculum Development Network (S/CDN), BOCES, NYSUT, NYCDOE, and various statewide organizations. This half-day workshop will give administrators and teachers an overview of the changes to the mathematics standards and a timeline for implementation of the new standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcjh1Y205SEpUUjA/view?usp=sharing

72. Pear Deck presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/6/2018

Pear Deck is a third party addition to Google GSuite. Pear Deck allows teachers to build new presentations or enhance existing Google Slides and PowerPoint presentations with interactive student activities. When completed Pear Deck provides a code for students to join the presentations on any electronic device. -As teachers move through a presentation, the slides also move on the electronic devices of the students. -Teachers can embed questions within the presentation and receive live feedback from students. -Teachers can end a presentation session, save responses from the students, and automatically send a copy of the presentation to every student’s Google Drive. This workshop will provide a hands-on exploration of the tool and will feature classroom integration strategies for all grade levels and subject areas. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xzl70_EOK7Djt7xCToKlduoFutvzimS-/view?usp=sharing

73. Support for Paraprofessionals in the Mainstream Classroom presented by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/6/2018

Repeat of Aug 17th
Paraprofessionals play an integral role in facilitating student achievement as well as supporting the work of the classroom teacher. Children with ADHD and learning challenges can create a tremendous challenge in the classroom due to their behaviors and their unique needs for support. This workshop will address the specific challenges that paraprofessionals face as they work to support the needs of the individual student, the learning environment, and the classroom teacher. Learning Objectives: -Identify how ADHD and executive functioning deficits are impacting students’ ability to successfully utilize classroom learning and perform well on curriculum objectives. -Learn enhanced strategies for engaging and maintaining students’ attention and active participation, especially to aid slower processors and distracted students. -Apply subtle changes to improve time management, organizational skills and self-management skills. -Learn strategies to reduce students’ stress levels so they can perform better and meet greater expectations. -Address issues of over and under reliance by students on the support offered. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENGZPcXYyN1VVN1U/view?usp=sharing

74. Professional Circle - LGBTQIA+ Populations in the School Library

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 2/6/2018

On December 14, 2017 Dr. Vincent Livoti will present a workshop on this topic. This collegial circle is intended to be a follow up to that workshop. Share what you learned and how you put it into practice in your library. If you were unable to attend the original workshop, join us to learn and share on this important topic.

75. Co-Teaching: An Introduction presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/7/2018

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. Participants will: -Explore the 6 models of co-teaching -Learn the pros and cons of each co-teaching model -Develop strategies for team communication -Engage in activities that reinforce the information presented -Experience each co-teaching model while learning -Plan lessons using co-teaching models (for workshops longer than one day) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUzJkTlROOVJZNEk/view?usp=sharing
This Day one of this two-day workshop series will introduce participants to the ELA-2 winter interim assessment developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2016-2017 Assessment Service. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional ELA-2 assessment. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists, ENL teachers and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Gina McManus. Randy is a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Gina is an ELA literacy specialist and professional developer who has helped teachers translate Common Core expectations for special education students. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the finalized assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FSlxf-UTQKgNar7fISQgLbl6G-uC4Eqw/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_iLEenMxNEV3WU83X00/view?usp=sharing

78. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/9/2018

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/1xY8KsdB_XrAsvWKQei9j_bseoYyV8RGa/view?usp=sharing
Have you noticed that teachers are usually asked to create and develop “good” questions, with critical thinking skills in mind? What about training students to do the same? This session is focused on using the Question Formulation Technique, developed by the Right Question Institute, to teach students in grades K-5 to ask high level, critical thinking questions. In addition to learning the QFT method, participants will have the opportunity to plan for instruction in this method during our session. Participants should bring their own electronic device to this session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeEpyNjZBakdkY0U/view?usp=sharing

80. Suffolk County Title III Consortium Workshops: Session 3 WEST

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/9/2018

This workshop is only for school districts participating in the 2017-2018 Nassau & Suffolk Title III Consortia. Please note that this meeting is by invitation only.

81. Learning to Breathe - 2 Day Workshop

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 2/13/2018

This dynamic workshop introduces mental health practitioners, administrators, and teaching staff to Learning to Breathe, a mindfulness-based program for adolescents. Specific techniques for presenting and teaching mindfulness will be demonstrated. The workshop will also offer a broad introduction to the theory and research behind mindfulness-based interventions. Since those who teach mindfulness must experience mindfulness themselves, the workshop includes periods of mindfulness practice for participants. *Some prior experience with mindfulness is helpful but is not a prerequisite for participation ------Presenter: Trish Broderick, Ph.D., Research Associate, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (PRC) at Penn State University.------- Registration 8:30am. Workshop begins at 9:00am. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and all materials.------- Flyer-Copy and Paste Address in Browser https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DbDg4OFVaa3p3Wmc/view
The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for implementation beginning July 1, 2017. What should my science instruction look like based on the three dimensions of learning advocated by the NYSSLS/NGSS? How do I lesson plan for this? This workshop is designed especially for elementary teachers and will address these questions. Participants will engage in sample lessons and investigations for elementary school students. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum to practice redesigning lessons. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMUZNbURqcVZvMFE/view?usp=sharing
This session is designed for those who already have a basic idea of the NGSS/NYSSLS and are looking for next steps. What should my yearlong curriculum look like based on the three dimensions of learning? How do implement a district adopted NGSS curriculum with fidelity to the practices of science? What should my assessments look like? Participants will be provided the time and guidance in mapping out sample units and assessments. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curricular materials. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEc1V1dnpUMWVyTDg/view?usp=sharing

84. Grade 6 Science Assessment Design 3-Day Workshop - OPEN TO ALL DISTRICTS

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/14/2018 to 3/12/2018

This Science-6 Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2017-2018. The objective of the workshop is to develop a grade 6 Science final assessment aligned to the new Next Generation 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. Third, all Standards 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 Science teachers. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and Kathy Giglio. Randy is a recognized professional developer specializing in coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Kathy is a master professional developer and former Science director with extensive knowledge of the new Next Generation Science 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. All participants will receive electronic copies of the finished assessment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q_VVVwDdW4sb6ScWex3nU2ik7-L2-Ivk/view?usp=sharing

85. Naviance for Middle School Career Planning & Assessments: A Collegial Circle

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Counselors, Directors and Support Staff

Dates: 2/14/2018

The Naviance for Middle School Career Planning and Assessments has become a popular part of the Naviance catalog. Join me and your colleagues from across Suffolk County for a collegial circle discussion on Naviance for Middle Schools: Implementation and Practice. Speak with colleagues who have successfully deployed the Career and Assessments into their schools. Share tips and tricks from users from other districts. Hear how other districts utilize Family Connections as a communication tool to students. Free for Guidance Support Service members.

86. Algebra Tiles Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/15/2018

New
This will be a hands-on workshop to teach how to use Algebra Tiles in Middle School Math and Algebra. Topics covered will include: -an introduction to Algebra Tiles, -operations with integers, -translation of linear expressions, -equation solving, -operations with quadratic expressions (including Completing the Square), and -problem solving. Working with Algebra Tiles will make abstract math concepts more concrete for students. Did you know students can use Algebra Tiles on state exams as long as it is written in the IEP? All materials will be supplied for the workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o-ZMFXUiMe198w00AAhIPX6glgK_bzNQ/view?usp=sharing
Have you noticed that teachers are usually asked to create and develop “good” questions, with critical thinking skills in mind? What about training students to do the same? This session is focused on using the Question Formulation Technique, developed by the Right Question Institute, to teach students in grades 6-12 to ask high level, critical thinking questions. In addition to learning the QFT method, participants will have the opportunity to plan for instruction in this method during our session. Participants should bring their own electronic device to this session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERThpbkFvQk02YXM/view?usp=sharing

88. GSuite for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/16/2018

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/1aWiwIVX34NfRL22evQgT1OgGQNRYOZsN/view?usp=sharing
This professional development session will consist of training music educators on the recently approved New NYS Learning Standards for the Arts in Music. The training is provided by top-level Arts Standards Professional Development Ambassadors and will address the following: -Philosophical Foundations and Lifelong Goals -Artistic Literacy -Structure of the New NYS Learning Standards for the Arts -NYS Artistic Processes, Anchor Standards, and Performance Indicators -Coding of the New NYS Learning Standards for the Arts -How to use Enduring Understandings and Essential Questions (EU’s and EQ’s) -Discipline Specific Session -Using the new Standards to drive curriculum development in music -Contemporary discipline specific practices and goals Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wI3SoteEJNGvgR3kMd7aQx_WlYjoEN2j/view?usp=sharing

90. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 2/27/2018

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/12ft6OU81wqdtfFLPaoKtJqiVn9fuUAuH/view?usp=sharing

91. Algebra Tiles Workshop presented by Mindy LiBassi - Repeat of February 15th

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/27/2018

New
This will be a hands-on workshop to teach how to use Algebra Tiles in Middle School Math and Algebra. Topics covered will include: -an introduction to Algebra Tiles, -operations with integers, -translation of linear expressions, -equation solving, -operations with quadratic expressions (including Completing the Square), and -problem solving. Working with Algebra Tiles will make abstract math concepts more concrete for students. Did you know students can use Algebra Tiles on state exams as long as it is written in the IEP? All materials will be supplied for the workshop. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tT39ohjPZQMbYXUr62ua6uG-84y7bU0f/view?usp=sharing
Mindset can change everything. By learning with the right mindset, we can motivate students and help them to improve in the classroom. This workshop will focus on the information of mindset, methods and techniques teachers can use to encourage students and activities that can be put in place to make learning more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Outcomes: -About Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth -How beliefs shape learning -How to change mindsets -Reframing our Language – Praise the Process, Not the Person -Open Tasks vs. Closed Tasks -Teaching Growth Mindset to students, parents and teachers -How to Celebrate Mistakes Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1925ypHW1rOmyUfqQrAaobdHZA0PeivfF/view?usp=sharing
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 Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents approved The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) for implementation beginning July 1, 2017. What should my science instruction look like based on the three dimensions of learning advocated by the NYSSLS/NGSS? How do I lesson plan for this? This workshop is designed especially for middle school teachers and will address these questions. Participants will engage in sample lessons and investigations for the middle level learner. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curriculum to practice redesigning lessons. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVFFFYktSQnhyMDQ/view?usp=sharing

95. SETC: Google GEO Tools: Google Maps, Earth Online, Tour Builder and Google Cardboard

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/27/2018 to 3/27/2018

New
**5 SESSION WORKSHOP** Presented by Tom Diener Not just for social studies ..... Google's geography tools help all students visualize and understand the world around them. Google Maps allows students to explore every corner of the world through satellite imagery and immersive panoramas.
This session is designed for those who already have a basic idea of the NGSS/NYSSLS and are looking for next steps. What should my yearlong curriculum look like based on the three dimensions of learning? How do implement a district adopted NGSS curriculum with fidelity to the practices of science? What should my assessments look like? Participants will be provided the time and guidance in mapping out sample units and assessments. Particular emphasis will be paid to supporting academic language development for all learners, particularly English language learners and students with special needs. Participants are encouraged to bring a device and their existing curricular materials. Opportunities for in-class coaching and professional learning community support will be made available to workshop participants. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVk5KbWZXNzhEazg/view?usp=sharing

97. New Teacher Evaluator Training (Must Attend Both Days) presented by Michael Keany

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/28/2018 to 3/1/2018

This workshop will review Teacher Effectiveness research. Participants will receive introductory training in the seven teaching standards. This workshop will introduce the participants to evidence based observation aligned with the New York State Teaching Standards. The Growth Model and Value Added Model will be reviewed and discussed as well as the application to Student Learning Objectives and teacher evaluation. SED APPR requirements will be reviewed. Examples from district plans will be shared. We will discuss options for locally developed measures as part of the required APPR regulations. This workshop will introduce student learning objectives. The necessary decisions that the districts will need to make in order to complete their SLOs will be discussed. A review of updated state rules from the guidance document will be provided. Training Elements Covered: -NYS Teaching Standards and their related elements; -Evidence-based observation techniques; -Application and use of the student growth percentile model and the value-added growth model as defined in section 30-2.2 of this Subpart; -Application and use of any assessment tools you intend to use (e.g., portfolios, surveys, goals); -Application and use of any State - approved locally developed measures of student achievement you intend to use; -The scoring methodology utilized by the Department and/or the district of BOCES to evaluate a teacher or principal under this Subpart, including how scores are generated for each subcomponent and the composite effectiveness score and application and use of the scoring ranges prescribed by the Commissioner for the four designated rating categories used for the teacher's or principal's overall rating and their subcomponent ratings; -Specific considerations in evaluating teachers and principals. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uE4Zgwm7hn1k4deY9mU0ddXQ_-kF-_AL/view?usp=sharing

98. SETC: THE SMART DECISION- INCORPORATING SMARTPHONES INTO CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/28/2018 to 3/14/2018

"If you can't beat'em, join 'em. Let's face it, smartphones are an important part of everyone's lives and when teaching students, they are most likely distracted by what is on their device. This course will help educators develop ideas in how they can incorporate phones into their lessons. Together, we will: 1. Explore the pros of using smartphones in lessons. 2. Help develop strategies on how to limit potential issues when having students use them in class. 3. Develop lessons/plans unit that teachers can implement in their classrooms where smartphones are being utilized.

99. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2018

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. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/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 0uses 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 6.How to teach to ALL Learning Styles 7.How to praise student work 8.Technology such as Group Me, Remind,Edmoto, etc. Attendees are required to bring 3 lesson plans which they plan to teach within the next week or two. Laptop, table or mobile device highly recommended. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x_lrQnoXeUdHGPblucU5oH5WooCs14hi/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.