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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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/3/2017

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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

3. Assessment Service Leadership Meeting Invitation

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/3/2017

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We are inviting districts to attend our first Assessment Service Leadership Meeting. The last workshop connected to this year's assessment service is scheduled for April 6, so the timing is perfect to review our accomplishments this year and begin planning for next year's assessment service. The service is focused on two goals. First, the service provides teachers assessment-literacy professional development to help them evaluate the rigor of tasks in various disciplines. Second, the service is committed to the collaborative design of shared regional assessments that are aligned with Common Core expectations. During the meeting, we will not only review the accomplishments of our first year of the service, but we will be asking participating districts for their preferences and priorities for next year's Assessment Service. We hope that you can join us and partner in this growing movement to help teachers develop instructionally useful assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaXBndjRaZUZUZVk/view?usp=sharing

4. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 5/4/2017

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Join the 2016-17 ELA Coordinator Network that will bring together districtwide/building literacy administrators and lead teachers for a year of connecting, being inspired, and learning as a body of effective practitioners ready to make a difference in the lives of Long Island students. During three professional development opportunities on September 15, 2016, December 14, 2016 and May 4, 2017, Carol Varsalona, ELA consultant, will facilitate regional meetings that explore the call for literacy educators to implement effective instruction and supervision in student-centered environments where choice leads to amplified voice. Topics, keynote presenters, and breakout sessions of cross-district conversations, discussed by a group of committed educators at the June 2016 ELA Coordinator Forum, will be advertised. Western Suffolk BOCES is pleased to feature Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia as the keynote speaker for the September 15th meeting. Regent Roger Tilles will also address the audience and present the Commissioner. Breakout discussion groups will follow. Each ELA Coordinator Network meeting will start at 8:30 am with a complimentary breakfast sponsored by a Long Island educational vendor and close at 12:00 noon. Please join these morning meetings that will keep you informed, connected, and inspired throughout the year. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETVRuSlhiOC1LZGM/view?usp=sharing
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 statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. 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 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_iLEOW1nTl9QZEN0bTA/view?usp=sharing

6. Teachfest - G Suite Power Users Retreat

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017

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

8. Teachfest - Microsoft Innovative Educator Academy

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/8/2017

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

9. Introduction to OneNote presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/9/2017

Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more! Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use OneNote as a personal organizational tool -how to use OneNote as a collaborative tool -investigate examples of how to use OneNote in the classroom Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeXRIdGtBSXBYcDg/view?usp=sharing

10. Meeting the 4Cs with Wixie Breakfast and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 5/10/2017

Wixie is a cloud-based learning solution for developing meaningful curriculum projects. Students can use Wixie's digital canvas to develop skills in: communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity in a project-based environment. Because Wixie works in the cloud, students can start a project at school on one device and finish working on it at home on another. (Wixie works through a browser on Window and Macintosh computers and Chromebooks and through an app on Android tablets and iPads). Powerful teacher tools for assigning, assessing, and commenting on student work are available through the teacher dashboard. Student accounts are connected to teacher accounts, so no one has to manage files or turn in work. Wixie supports single-sign on from multiple third-party sources, including Google, Clever, Gaggle and Engrade. Wixie also supports single-sign on through LTI, ADFS, and SAML. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZFV3VnNpUndCRjA/view?usp=sharing

11. SETC: Coaching In The Classroom

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/10/2017 to 5/24/2017

You are a coach and the game is education. We all have our own unique style and for that reason, it is critical that we share our methods for "game planning". Join us as we explore the ways that methods of athletic coaching translate from fields and courts to the classroom/administration of a building. Topics will include: 1. Why are coaching teams and coaching kids similar? 2. What coaching methods are critical to classrooms and or the administration of schools that are sometimes overlooked? 3. How can my daily plans or to do list work in what coaches have used for years? 4. In what ways are the latest educational theories just academic ways of stating what athletics have used always. 5. How can I implement these concepts in my daily plans to prepare for the end game?
Regardless of the type of ENL instruction ELLs receive, co-taught or stand-alone, focus on language and content integration as well as carefully planned, purposeful collaboration between ESOL and General Education teachers must be a priority. One critical challenge teachers of ELLs face is to combine content instruction with academic language and literacy development. This highly interactive workshop will offer a range of examples and ample opportunities to practice language and content integration for K-12 teachers. Participants are requested to bring lesson plans or unit plans and instructional materials for which they will develop content and language learning targets as well as instructional procedures for reaching those targets. Teams of ESOL and general education teachers are urged to attend together. Participants will receive a copy of Andrea’s book Collaboration and Co-Teaching for English Learners: A Leader's Guide Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENGhWTTVEQXpqVVU/view?usp=sharing

13. Hot Topics in Nutrition 2017

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/15/2017

Confused, Curious or Concerned? Nutrition information is coming at us at record breaking speed and you need to be on the front line for your students. Join us at this evidenced based workshop where the most current nutrition topics will be unpacked and presented. 1. Update your Knowledge on these topics and more: 2. What’s the Skinny on Fats? 3. Renewed Push for Protein 4. Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe? 5. Human Microbiome…What is it and Why Should I Care? 6. Mindful Eating: Does it Really Matter?

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

14. Stress and Movement-3 CECH CHES/MCHES Credits Available

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/15/2017

This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain an understanding of the different types of stress and techniques for stress release through movement. Participants will be given the opportunity to evaluate their current stress level and utilize movement stress reduction techniques they can use with themselves and their students.~~~~~~ By the end of the workshops participants will be better able to: 1. identify the nature of their own stress and assist students in identifying theirs 2. recognize their students stress level by assisting them to identify what they are feeling 3. comprehend how movement is an effective way to change mood and in turn reduce stress 4. motivate themselves and their students to apply movement techniques to reduce their stress 5. apply movement techniques in their teaching strategies 6. engage in movement stress reduction techniques. ~~~~~PRESENTER-Kathleen Flynn-Bisson, Master Certified Health Education Specialist, Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University, Stony Brook University and Suffolk Community College, creator of an educational theatre company, KFBPTA, Inc., Public Health Educator for the Suffolk County Department of Health’s Learning to be Tobacco Free Program as well as a Rape Crises Counselor for VIBS- Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County. FLYER:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DeE5Tb0dmVjNfYWM/view

15. SETC: PRE CALCULUS MODULE

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/15/2017 to 6/12/2017

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3 Day Workshop In each of these workshops, we will go in depth and study how best to present the standards 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 standards, 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. **Please Bring a Graphing Calculator**
In this workshop, participants will learn about specific resources and how they can become integral components of the flipped classroom. Resources will include: -Kahn Academy -ITunes U -LearnZillion -TedEd and -SAS Curriculum Pathways Participants will also explore professional resources to support and enhance teaching in a flipped environment. -Become familiar with the blended learning/flipped classroom toolkit. -Explore online resources as an integral component of the flipped classroom. -Explore ideas for presenting curriculum online. -Investigate professional support resources for teachers in a flipped classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEREZSUlJtNmZRZk0/view?usp=sharing
These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. A continental breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFGVXlyZnFhTzQ/view?usp=sharing
Not all students reach mastery at the same pace, nor at the same level. We will explore the opportunities that Singaporean pedagogy offers to differentiate mathematics and build upon student understandings. Intentional scaffolding over 2-3 day lessons provides time to develop conceptual awareness through the sequencing of prompted content, manipulatives, tasks, questioning, and peer support to make the most of learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESkg5RkZWb3ZjN0U/view?usp=sharing
What makes some school leaders “good” and others “great”? Why are some principals able to turnaround their schools, while others turn around and walk away? Based on a scientific analysis of a large collection of research, as well as years of experience problem-solving with school and district leaders, McREL International has arrived at an intriguing answer: Balance. In this blended learning workshop, led by Matt Seebaum, participants will learn about three key roles that every successful leader must balance: 1. Visionary Strategists - providing clear focus for improvement efforts; 2. Optimistic Change Agents - overcoming resistance to change by inspiring others to believe better outcomes are possible; and 3. Purpose-Driven Team Builders - developing strong communities where people share goals and an abiding sense of purpose. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVVUyRFNWcFhOS1E/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.

21. Crucial Conversations Youth and Substance Abuse Mini Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/18/2017

($25.00 Registration fee includes breakfast & workshops) This workshop is sponsored by the The Long Island Youth Safety Coalition(LIYSC) which is run by the Nassau County District Attorney Office. The LIYSC is an organization comprised of local school districts, youth groups, substance abuse treatment organizations and law enforcement agencies dedicated to keeping Long Island's youth safe from destructive decision making. FLYER:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DbFpPMUVPSElHY28/view
This session will support teacher leaders and administrators in helping classroom teachers get ready to transition to three-dimensional learning and the start of developing curriculum materials aligned with the new New York State Learning Standards. Participants apply their understanding of the new standards and the three dimensions to professional learning focused on helping classroom teachers get a full picture of instruction and assessment (evidence of student learning) in the classroom. This will include how student learning looks different at different gradebands, and what counts as direct and observable evidence of each dimension. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of how students use all three dimensions in an integrated way to make sense of phenomena or design solutions to problems, so that they can support others in developing this understanding. Driving Questions: -What are students doing and saying when engaged in 3D learning? -How can teachers support 3D learning in the classroom on a daily basis? -How can teachers choose instructionally-productive phenomena that serve as the context for 3D learning? Overall Day (Train the Trainer Model: participants experience then are provided support to adapt the experiences for their local situation). -Introduction to the day (grounding the day in the key innovations in the Framework and how the NGSS was built from the vision/research in the Framework) The WHY. -Immersion Activity 1 Participants experience 3D learning with a table team first as learners and then as evaluators of student work. The end goal is an understanding of the 3 dimensions at the element level and WHY that level of understanding is critical in the big picture of translating the NGSS into instruction. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQzNlTC1Ra1VKbE0/view?usp=sharing
Perfect for 1:1 and Smart Schools initiatives Moving into Mobile Learning is an interactive course for teachers that explains and demonstrates the implementation of mobile learning with interactive activities and locally relevant classroom examples. The course helps teachers transition to mobile learning with background research, planning strategies, and suggested technology apps and online tools. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVV5WDNmVzBfc0U/view?usp=sharing

24. Leadership & Information Symposium plus Liaison meeting

Program: School Library System

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

Dates: 5/23/2017

How can school librarians support their schools as they begin to undertake the new New York State Science Learning Standards? Learn about the development and roll out of the new standards. Participate in hands-on science activities. Visit with vendors offering resources that will support the standards. Librarian of the Year and Administrator of the Year awards will be presented. Come "Celebrate Our Successes"!
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQmgzTjh3UnlCSXM/view?usp=sharing
Perfect for 1:1 and Smart Schools initiatives Creativity in the Mobile Classroom is an interactive course for teachers that explains and demonstrates the development of creative thinking skills through a personalized, mobile learning environment. The course helps teachers transition to a personalized learning environment with background research, planning strategies, and suggested technology apps and online tools. It offers suggestions for assessing student learning with mobile devices and managing a mobile learning environment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM0RVWjhPVWhZWEE/view?usp=sharing

27. Learning to Breathe - 2 Day Workshop

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 5/31/2017 to 6/1/2017

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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DdFJYc2dHcHlLa3M/view ***LAST DAY TO REGISTER - MAY 10, 2017***
When school climate initiatives fail, it’s often because they focus on developing positive student skills and behavior, without first insuring that school adults are modeling positive behaviors and mindsets. The result is that only a core group of teachers “buy-in” while others continue to use control-oriented, punitive approaches. When no progress is made, the initiative fades and we look for something else to try. It’s not the initiative that’s faulty, but, our assumption that staff members are ready to lead it. All staff members and students want to be valued and successful. No one strives to be the disengaged student or burnt out teacher. This workshop helps school leaders to empower staff by introducing them to a self-concept approach to communication. Adults learn how their words and actions message students (and colleagues) that they are able, valuable, and responsible – or they are not. These interactions have a powerful influence on a student’s self-concept and that self–concept influences whether a student will engage positively in school or become alienated, compliant, or defiant. Come learn how to help adults communicate with respect, trust, and optimism, and insure the success of initiatives such as Social Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, and Inviting Schools. Bring your school climate ideas and challenges and take home a simple framework for creating and sustaining the positive climate we all need. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYy1hWUtJaFN1UFk/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/5/2017

Seventh grade is the BEST for incorporating math activities into the classroom. Ratios and proportions lend themselves so well to fun and engaging math activities. Wouldn’t you like your students to be more interested in the math you are teaching? Come to this hands-on workshop and be the student for a day. You will work through several activities that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. We will talk about adapting the activities to make them accessible for all students. Please bring a scientific calculator. If you have access to a graphing calculator, bring it and we will incorporate them. Don’t worry if the students do not have the graphing calculator, you can use the free emulator in your classroom to demonstrate what you need them to see. If you have an android phone, you can download the free app as we work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb2dVT3Brc0VPbW8/view?usp=sharing
The Board of Regents adopted new Science Standards (NYS P-12 SLS) in December 2016. The first phase of this transition will begin July 1, 2017. Participants attending this workshop will gain knowledge, skill and have the opportunity to collaborate as they explore the Standards and the 3 dimensions of performance expectations (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas and Cross Cutting Concepts) that students are expected to meet. They will explore teaching and learning through anchoring phenomena and the instructional shifts that should be made in their classrooms. Participants will take away: -An understanding of the architecture for reading the standards and strategies they can use to unpack the performance expectations -A summary of the research basis and history behind the new Standards -The latest updates on the timeline for implementation from NYSED -What it means to teach in 3 dimensions -A sample 3 D lesson plan -An understanding that NYS P-12 SLS is inclusive and how to use the standards to reach all students -An example of a 3 D assessment -The capacity to share their understanding of NYS P-12 SLS with other teachers -Resources to support their future learning Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOHducHZlRVNnbDg/view?usp=sharing

31. NYS SAFE ACT Training for Long Island School Crisis Teams

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 6/6/2017

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This is a free training being hosted through the collaboration of Western Suffolk BOCES Office of Student Support Services and LISPAN. The presentation will be geared towards mandated NYS Safe Act reporters in schools, Social Workers, Physicians, Nurses and Psychologists who make MHL 9.46 Reports. All school crisis teams as well as building/district office PPS administrators are welcome.https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DcEl1blYxWnhjR0k/view?usp=sharing

32. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/6/2017

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_iLEdEZINDdnbVlRbnM/view?usp=sharing

33. Making the Grade with Wellness Policy Training

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 6/7/2017

By attending this three-hour workshop, you will learn best practices, tips, and ideas that will help you implement the Final Rule of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Changes required by the final rule go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year. Sign up soon - Space is limited, NO COST, Training topics include: Beyond the Champion- Laying the Foundation for Wellness Policy Success, Navigating the Final Rule, Let's Talk Foods & Beverages!, Implementation GPS https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DYmlUQzFlNjV6NHc/view

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/9/2017

Wouldn’t you like your students to be more interested in the math you are teaching? Come to this hands-on workshop and be the student for a day. You will work through several activities that will enable the students to acquire the math they need to learn while having fun and being completely engaged. We will talk about adapting the activities to make them accessible for all students. Please bring a scientific calculator. If you have access to a graphing calculator, bring it and we will incorporate them. Don’t worry if the students do not have the graphing calculator, you can use the free emulator in your classroom to demonstrate what you need them to see. If you have an android phone, you can download the free app as we work. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWDBiRWdIOVpEMjg/view?usp=sharing

35. Creating Suicide Safety in Schools (**SAVE THE DATE**)

Program: Student Support Services

Audience: Administrators, Psychologiosts, Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals, Teachers, Nurses, Parents

Dates: 6/12/2017

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Brought to you by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center of New York State. This workshop meets the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP) Goals and Objectives for Action 2012. 5 CEU's will be available. More information to follow. Questions? Please call #631-595-6843.
Learn how the Lions Quest programs address key elements of positive youth development while creating a safe and supportive learning environment for your school. This research-based program meets the Dignity Act’s requirement for instruction in civility, citizenship and character education through social and emotional skill building, bullying and substance abuse prevention and service-learning activities that can be taught by many different school adults in a variety of implementation models, in a limited amount of time. The High School program features two components: a service-oriented leadership course and a set of 26 short SEL lessons that can be taught in 20 minutes to all students. Lions Quest programs promote relationship-centered learning communities whose members feel valued, personally connected to one another and committed to everyone’s growth and development. Implementation with fidelity results in reduced behavioral issues, increased social skills and school engagement, and 11 percentile points increase in standardized test scores. Workshop participants receive the curriculum and learn how to use all program components and lesson methodologies. How to Receive Grant Funds: This year’s LI Lions Quest workshops are open to schools that apply for and receive partial funding from the LI Lions Quest Initiative. Following registration, you will receive a simple grant application to be completed by the principal and forwarded to the LI Lions Quest Initiative. You may apply for: Program Preview funds: to send up to 6 participants to preview the program at training and/or Implementation funds: To train all participants in a school, grade level or district-wide implementation. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXNjbHBVdGdKZ2c/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 6/12/2017

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

38. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/13/2017

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_iLEMzJsRGJ4czVnVE0/view?usp=sharing

39. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 6/20/2017

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_iLEVG1Sa21FY3UxOG8/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

41. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop Grade K presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/29/2017

Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. -Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used -Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETFBmVjJ5SzZlOGs/view?usp=sharing

42. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop Grade 1 presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 6/30/2017

Fundations Workshops give you a practical, how-to overview of Fundations. They focus on the knowledge and skills required to implement the program in the classroom and familiarize participants with the framework of Fundations instruction. -Understand Fundations principles of instruction, the appropriate student population, and the implementation models used -Review how Fundations materials facilitate multisensory, interactive learning -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Practice lesson procedures and activities, reviewing unit structure and materials These workshops are appropriate for teachers beginning to use Fundations instruction in their classrooms, or teachers and administrators interested in learning about Fundations in greater detail. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETFBmVjJ5SzZlOGs/view?usp=sharing

43. Curriculum Mapping Institute 2017-2018

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/24/2017 to 7/28/2017

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Join Western Suffolk BOCES for this exciting curriculum mapping professional development opportunity. This program will begin over the summer and continue into the 2017-2018 school year. Over the course of a week in the summer, participants will develop calendar based curriculum maps aligned to the new ELA and/or Math standards. Through these grade level maps, instructional gaps, redundancies and areas for integration will be identified, allowing for greater collaboration across grade levels and even across district lines. ELA and Math K-5 – facilitated by Jaime Parker and Larry Farrell Teams for these programs will be comprised of 6 teachers, a K-5 team with at least one teacher from each grade level from the district. Secondary Math by Content Area – facilitated by Mindy LiBassi Curriculum mapping will be developed across any content area chosen with a team of up to 6 teachers from the district. Courses covered include: Algebra 1, Geography, Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus. Program Design – with a one day presentation by Heidi Hayes Jacobs -One week summer institute (July 24-July 28)** -Day 1 – introduction into the mapping process with Heidi Hayes Jacobs -Day 2 – Unpacking the standards with content facilitator -Day 3 – Bundling the standards and creating a year-long context with content facilitator -Day 4 – Creating curriculum maps and additional resources with content facilitator -Day 5 – Review and revision of maps with content facilitator -Three in-district support days to further customize and refine curriculum maps -Two additional full day sessions with all team members to continue the collaborative work on a deeper level** -Periodic virtual conferencing as needed to address any areas of concern Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdWxDOXdvWFVJTzA/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_iLESHYtRTgzN2M1VjA/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_iLEdFd4S1N5MWtiVUk/view?usp=sharing
With the approaching advent of the new Global History Regents format, come the questions: 1. “Will my social studies instruction need to change?” 2. “How will we address the needs of all students, especially those with learning disabilities and language challenges?” This full day session will explore these questions and allow participants to consider how best to utilize strategies and technology to prepare all students for success in their social studies courses and ultimately, the new Social Studies Regents format. Participants should bring an electronic device and/or a copy of the Social Studies Framework for their grade. With these tools, participants will have the opportunity to begin planning revisions to their social studies instruction and assessments. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENHpCYVV1YWZ4bkU/view?usp=sharing
The Global History and Geography Regents II is being rolled out in June 2019 and the new US History Regents in June 2020. That means that we need to prepare our incoming grade 9 (Fall 2017) and grade levels below that for the new Regents format for Social Studies. This session will focus solely on the skills needed to construct appropriate Part 2 responses and how to instruct students to respond to this section. Participants will have the opportunity to construct similar questions that can be incorporated into formative and summative assessments in their Social Studies classes. Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device to the session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbjBoa19FczFoMGM/view?usp=sharing
The Global History and Geography Regents II is being rolled out in June 2019 and the new US History Regents in June 2020. That means that we need to prepare our incoming grade 9 (Fall 2017) and grade levels below that for the new Regents format for Social Studies. This session will focus solely on the skills needed to construct appropriate Part 3 responses for the Enduring Issues Essay and how to instruct students to respond to this section. Participants will have the opportunity to construct questions in this format that can be incorporated into formative and summative assessments in their Social Studies classes. Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device to the session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdzlqMk5wNy1vNms/view?usp=sharing
New Visions for Public Schools has developed a website containing curriculum, assessment materials and additional resources for teachers in multiple disciplines to use. These materials are offered free of charge. This session will introduce participants to the materials available to them through this website, including how to support instruction for Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the offerings for their discipline and to begin planning for upcoming instruction. Attendees are asked to bring an electronic device to the session for planning purposes. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM0hhVEdiVEhsRjQ/view?usp=sharing

50. Wilson Introductory Workshop / Applied Methods 3-day Workshop presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/7/2017 to 8/9/2017

This 15-hour workshop examines the principles of multisensory structured language instruction, dyslexia, reading research and the five areas of reading in relation to students beyond grade two with persistent phonological coding deficits. The Introductory Workshop provides practical application of reading research by examining the Wilson Reading System principles of language structure. Participants have the opportunity to plan a WRS lesson and practice procedures. Upon Completion Teachers are able to begin using the Wilson Reading System in a reading class or small group setting in the regular education classroom. However, teachers are not considered trained in WRS and are not eligible to charge fees for WRS tutoring. The WRS Introductory Workshop fulfills the prerequisite for enrolling in WRS Level 1 certification training. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdV9UZHh3VnQtZTA/view?usp=sharing

51. Wilson Level I Certification presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/21/2017

This program is designed to prepare individuals to implement WRS with students in need of a multisensory structured language program at the beginning stages of decoding and encoding. The prerequisite for participation in this program is attendance at a WRS Overview or WRS Applied Methods Workshop. This program is generally completed over the course of one (1) school year and consists of: a)Start-Up Seminar b)Implementation Meetings c)Practicum with Observations d)Steps 1-6 Course online START UP SEMINAR A Wilson Trainer will provide the 5-hour Start-Up Seminar on August 23rd. Attendance at this seminar is mandatory for all participants in this program. Participants who do not attend this seminar may be asked, at the discretion of WLT, to withdraw from this program. IMPLEMENTATION MEETINGS A Wilson Trainer will schedule and provide five (5) 1-hour Implementation Meetings throughout the school year. PRACTICUM WITH OBSERVATIONS Participants must complete a minimum of 60 practicum lessons implementing the WRS with an individual student selected according to the Wilson Practicum Student Selection Criteria. Participants must complete a pre- and posttesting student report. A Wilson Trainer observes the participant working with their student during five (5) 45-60 minute lessons during the course of the school year and provides written and verbal feedback. Observation dates and times are arranged by the Wilson Trainer with each participant. If the practicum student will be unavailable for an observation date, the lesson can be videotaped ahead of time to be viewed with the Trainer during the scheduled observation. A maximum of two (2) videotaped observations of this type are allowed. Any missed observations must be rescheduled for a total of five (5). Districts will be responsible for $100 charge for missed observations, if necessary. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUnB4d2ZBbVlLX0k/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide attendees with a recertification for the APPR process in New York State as well as specific strategies leaders can use to extend and refine the skill set for their staff related to the various approved rubric s in New York State. Through video work, review of materials, interrater reliability activities, and artifact discussion, participants will leave with a well-oriented knowledge of the next steps they can take to improve their system of evaluation for the betterment of student learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb09FSUVNblBYWms/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will focus on having participants become knowledgeable about the major tenants of Professional Learning Communities as well as learning practical strategies for implementing the ideas in a building and/or department. Participants will leave with strategies, documents, and protocols that they can adapt to their own situation and learn about some of the best thinking in the field espoused by Rick DuFour and others. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERm9jSnlFVXV1Ymc/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide attendees with a recertification for the APPR process in New York State as well as specific strategies leaders can use to extend and refine the skill set for their staff related to the various approved rubric s in New York State. Through video work, review of materials, interrater reliability activities, and artifact discussion, participants will leave with a well-oriented knowledge of the next steps they can take to improve their system of evaluation for the betterment of student learning. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb09FSUVNblBYWms/view?usp=sharing
On Thursday, October 12, 2017 Project PATCH (the Law and Civic Education Program of the Northport – East Northport School District) in partnership with Stony Brook University will offer an exciting opportunity for high schools students to participate in a symposium featuring special guest presenters Mary Beth Tinker and Karen Korematsu. Registration is through a Cooperative Services Agreement with Western Suffolk BOCES. Each registration provides exactly 40 seats at the event. Please consider your number of students and chaperones when making your reservation to attend. Note registration is limited to 14 groups of 40. This event will fill up quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeWNQUkJHR1d2NFE/view?usp=sharing