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Participants will be offered the opportunity to delve closely into the expectations of the Social Studies Frameworks for K-5, obtain a clearer understanding of the role of the Social Studies Practices and have the opportunity to plan for curriculum rewrites based on the Frameworks. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaWI4cUR3MlY2cDA/view?usp=sharing

2. Exploring the Social Studies Toolkit - Grades K-8 presented by Virginia Harnischfeger

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 7/26/2016

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Participants will be introduced to how the Inquiries within the Social Studies Toolkit integrate with the Social Studies Framework for Elementary Social Studies instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to plan how they might create Inquiries for their grade level as well. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEeFFuWWtTSXJGVnc/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be offered the opportunity to delve closely into the expectations of the Social Studies Frameworks for 6-8, obtain a clearer understanding of the role of the Social Studies Practices and have the opportunity to plan for curriculum rewrites based on the Frameworks. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdWxHOUFyOC1UWGs/view?usp=sharing
This should be of particular interest to grade 9 teachers, as they prepare their 2016-17 students for the expectations of the new Global History Regents due for June 2018. Participants will be offered the opportunity to delve closely into the expectations of the Social Studies Frameworks for 9-12, obtain a clearer understanding of the role of the Social Studies Practices and have the opportunity to plan for curriculum rewrites based on the Frameworks. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUVk1WGRwQ2s1S2M/view?usp=sharing
This workshop is the second workshop in the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. Day one of this two-day workshop series will introduce participants to the ELA 6-8 interim assessments developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2014-2015 TITC grant-funded nine-district collaboration. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional ELA 6-8 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, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to the 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. 2 consortium seats per each participant. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEM29LSHdzc1RQTU0/view?usp=sharing
In this session we will look further at the shapes and centers of distributions and categorical and numerical data on two-way tables. Venn diagrams and two-way tables will be employed to calculate conditional probability using the rules of probability. The Normal Distribution will be used to find probability using z-scores. Next, ways to use the graphing calculator to support work with the normal distribution will be covered. We will also look at types of studies versus experiments, when cause and effect can be concluded, lurking variables, random selection, population characteristics, sample statistics, and using sample data to estimate population characteristics. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaUV4cEg0RFppN1E/view?usp=sharing
Participants will be introduced to how the Inquiries within the Social Studies Toolkit integrate with the Social Studies Framework for High School Social Studies instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to plan how they might create Inquiries for their grade level as well. Please bring your personal electronic device for this day's session. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUTh6bmhsdUg3bVU/view?usp=sharing
Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students. View on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up - have students create Mixes for authentic assessment. Session Objectives: -Gain a basic understanding of Office Mix as a tool to enhance instruction, -Examine how Office Mix can aid in flipped classrooms, -Explore additional ways to use Office Mix in the classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWUhoLUFuTVhXRFU/view?usp=sharing
This session will strengthen your foundation of inference and your ability to draw conclusions from data. Upon completion of Day 2, you will see that the standards for data analysis and statistics are not so daunting but are, with a little review and practice, achievable. The major focus of this session will center on drawing conclusions using data from a sample and on drawing conclusions using data from an experiment. We will begin with sampling variability in the sample proportion or sample mean and margin of error when estimating a population proportion or population mean. Interpretation of the margin of error will occur in context. The use of media reports with sample data to estimate the mean or sample proportion will be incorporated and simulation will be used to create a random distribution and used to determine if there is a statistically significant difference between two treatments. Analysis, critique, and evaluation of published reports comparing two treatments will cap the day. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUkI3SVZ2Z29MZEk/view?usp=sharing
Advanced coursework provides in-depth strategies to implement multi- sensory structured language instruction successfully in group settings and advanced levels of decoding and encoding. This 15-hour workshop delves into essential techniques and strategies to improve all aspects of WRS group instruction through hands-on practice and discussion, and prepared participants for the Group Mastery Practicum. One graduate credit (optional) is available through Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA. At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to: -Maximize group success and mastery while meeting individual goals -Differentiate lessons for an introductory, accuracy or fluency focus -Understand and practice important aspects of fluency instruction -Incorporate effective Strategies for vocabulary and comprehension instruction Prerequisites: Level I Certification and a Bachelor's Degree in education or a related field. You must attend all three days. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQnJxWU9VMDlQNWc/view?usp=sharing

11. Statistics for Pre-Calculus presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/4/2016

If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the new standards, this is the workshop for you. We will work through: -the General Multiplication Rule, -the Fundamental Counting Principle, -permutations, -combinations, -discrete random variables, -probability distributions of discrete random variables, -expected values of a discrete random variable, -estimating probability distributions, -games of chance with expected value, -understanding what "fair" means in statistics, and -how to make fair decisions. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. For Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus, the graphing calculator is an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEbkN5MFFnUkViRFk/view?usp=sharing
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on collecting evidence that is aligned with the Common Core and in support of special populations as well as a review of feedback to teachers and principals, and value added measurement. We will also review all the required training elements. In addition, participants will evaluate artifacts and a video and discuss the evaluation of the artifacts and video in job alike groups. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaS0tR2tiNFQ1NTQ/view?usp=sharing
Because both English and Spanish share the common ancestry of Latin, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect your Spanish-speakers to the academic level of English. Other topics include: -Teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles, -Using sentence frames to teach writing, -Teaching with visuals and kinesthetics, collocations ("go-togethers"), idioms, and -Transitioning from informal to formal English. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcEIzTzhnMzVBZGs/view?usp=sharing

14. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/9/2016

Yes, it is possible to teach both grammar and vocabulary simultaneously and connect them to the writing process and to reading comprehension. Teachers will come away with easy-to-use, engaging models applicable to every elementary and secondary ELA classroom. Techniques to be explored are: -morphology charts; -graphic organizers for pre-writing and revision; -ready-to-go resources for teaching vocabulary in the context of well-written sentences drawn from literature; and -a demonstration of RxEdit and RxRevise, which address individual writing deficits through a differentiated, innovative approach. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZldFMUxQbTdQMTg/view?usp=sharing

15. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/9/2016

Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using Google Apps in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWms3QTR2c0tBYmc/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETzZtMEpROUJVT3M/view?usp=sharing

17. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/16/2016

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESGk3U1JBNElDYkE/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETzZtMEpROUJVT3M/view?usp=sharing
Participants will: -Acquire an in-depth understanding of the Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level Schools and Program -Explore how the Essential Elements serve as the guiding force behind decisions affecting our middle level programs -Understand how the process of improving your school can be guided through the Essential Elements framework -Engage in a self-reflective study to identify current middle level practices and their alignment with the Essential Elements -Develop a research-based vision for an exemplary middle school, grounded in the New York State Essential Elements, Turning Points 2000, the National Middle School Association's This We Believe, and the National Middle Grades Forum Schools to Watch Program -Collaborate with a support network of educators with a common passion and enthusiasm for middle level education This course will promote an in depth exploration of the most influential research in the area of middle level education, including New York State's Essential Elements, Turning Points 2000, The National Middle School Association's This We Believe, and the National Middle Grades Forum Schools to Watch Program. The majority of our work will be rooted in the seven Essential Elements of Standards-Focused Middle-Level School Programs. At the conclusion of the workshop participants will be able to utilize the Essential Elements to inform middle level programs and practices and will serve to guide continuous improvement. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUjNITnFjb3AwTFU/view?usp=sharing

20. Naviance Support Staff Roundtable Discussion

Program: Guidance Support Services

Audience: Guidance Support Staff

Dates: 8/18/2016

Please come join us for this roundtable discussion. Connect with your peers from school districts across Long Island! We will review eDocs and explore product features. Please bring questions and challenges you've experienced with eDocs to share with your colleagues along with any tips you may have. Free to Guidance Support Service COSER members (501.017). Registration is requested by August 8, 2016
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_iLEZVpPM0xVMGVySzg/view?usp=sharing
This 2-day workshop provides school-based mental health professionals and other school crisis intervention team members with the knowledge necessary to meet the mental health needs of students and staff following a school-associated crisis event. With updated research and crisis intervention strategies, this workshop teaches participants how to prevent and prepare for psychological trauma, helps to reaffirm both the physical health of members of the school community and students' perceptions that they are safe and secure, evaluates the degree of psychological trauma, responds to the psychological needs of members of the school community and examines the effectiveness of school crisis intervention and recovery efforts. Presenters: Dorothy Ahl, M.S., Ed.S. is a Certified School Psychologist with the Massapequa School District. She taught Special Education in Deer Park and Massapequa for 15 years, and has been a School Psychologist for 17 years. She is certified as a Mindful Educator from Mission Be, and as a Bully Prevention Specialist from the National Association of School Psychologists. Dr. Donna Neary is a Licensed Psychologist and a Certified School Psychologist who has maintained a private practice for the past 15 years. Dr. Neary has also served as a school psychologist in the Massapequa School District for over 20 years. She has served on numerous professional boards including LISPAN, NCPA, and NYASP and continues to be actively involved in organizations that address mental health needs, crisis response, and school climate. Time: Registration 7:45 am Fee includes breakfast, lunch and all materials Register by July 15, 2016 "only 50 seats are available for the 2-day session. Participants MUST attend both days **Please note - District MLP approval, increased commitment, or personal payment for registration is non-refundable** Questions/information about the training email Anthony Pantaleno - apanatleno@aol.com Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELURQWl9ZZ25IRWs/view?usp=sharing

23. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 8/23/2016

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEN1B2S1c3TFZXZ2c/view?usp=sharing

24. Wilson Level I Certification presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/23/2016

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. STEPS 1-6 COURSE ONLINE Participants must actively participate in 90 hours of Steps 1-6 coursework. Participants will have access to this course for 15 months from the beginning of the Start-Up Seminar, although it is preferred that participants complete their coursework by the end of the school year. To view the rest of the description, please copy this link for the flyer. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESmdTMUJlSGNjaHM/view?usp=sharing
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 Fundations Introductory (am session) -Wilson Mission -Literacy Solutions -The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) -How can Fundations Assist -Overview of Fundations Skills -Fundations Implementation -Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading -Multi - Tier Response Level-specific Modules (pm session) will help participants to: -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Implement Fundations lesson activities -Optimize use of program materials -Review Materials (teacher and student) -Lesson Activities in Level I (Letter Formation, Sound Mastery, Spelling, Dictation, Word Study and Vocabulary) -Lesson Planning -Level I Skills -Double Dose Lesson -Resources A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. 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_iLEWlFDSjUtd1FNQzQ/view?usp=sharing

26. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Gr 1 presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/25/2016

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 Fundations Introductory (am session) -Wilson Mission -Literacy Solutions -The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) -How can Fundations Assist -Overview of Fundations Skills -Fundations Implementation -Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading -Multi - Tier Response Level-specific Modules (pm session) will help participants to: -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Implement Fundations lesson activities -Optimize use of program materials -Review Materials (teacher and student) -Lesson Activities in Level I (Letter Formation, Sound Mastery, Spelling, Dictation, Word Study and Vocabulary) -Lesson Planning -Level I Skills -Double Dose Lesson -Resources A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. 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_iLEWlFDSjUtd1FNQzQ/view?usp=sharing

27. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Gr 2 presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/26/2016

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 Fundations Introductory (am session) -Wilson Mission -Literacy Solutions -The Big Five (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, vocabulary, Comprehension Strategies) -How can Fundations Assist -Overview of Fundations Skills -Fundations Implementation -Fundations and the Five Areas of Reading -Multi - Tier Response Level-specific Modules (pm session) will help participants to: -Plan a Fundations lesson and determine a weekly schedule for a unit -Implement Fundations lesson activities -Optimize use of program materials -Review Materials (teacher and student) -Lesson Activities in Level I (Letter Formation, Sound Mastery, Spelling, Dictation, Word Study and Vocabulary) -Lesson Planning -Level I Skills -Double Dose Lesson -Resources A full-day workshop includes the Introduction Module, plus a Level-specific Module. 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_iLEWlFDSjUtd1FNQzQ/view?usp=sharing
Western Suffolk BOCES is offering an Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017 that will build on the success of the Teaching is the Core (TITC) NYS grant funded collaboration that involved nine districts. The service will be organized around six strands of workshops or services that districts can choose to participate in. Districts will have access to at least 50 daily seats across all regional workshops for the Service Membership Fee of $7,000. As the number of participating districts increases, the number of district seats for workshops will increase to a maximum of 65 seats for the year (if twelve or more districts are involved). All participating districts will co-own the assessments developed or improved during the year. This service will use the on-line assessment design tool from Right Reason which has partnered with Western Suffolk BOCES to support the informed development of aligned and balanced assessments. All participants in the Assessment Literacy Services assessment design workshops will receive logins for the Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator. This assessment literacy and design service will be facilitated by Randy Simmons and will include additional specialized consultants as the service grows. Assessment Design Workshops The assessment design workshops are three-day workshops that will culminate in a completed assessment. TITC Assessment Trainings and Redesign Workshops The second workshop strand will be a series of two-day workshops to introduce districts that were not TITC districts to the assessments designed through the TITC grant in 2014-2015. Assessment Literacy and Assessment Evaluation Workshops The third strand will be the Assessment Literacy Workshops, which will focus on understanding the changing NYS assessments, as well as the guiding principles in the design of rigorous interim assessments. Any questions please contact Renee Allen, rallen@wsboces.org
This workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. Day one of this two-day workshop series will introduce participants to the Math 6-8 interim assessments developed during Western Suffolk BOCES 2014-2015 TITC grant-funded nine-district collaboration. The second objective of this workshop series is to improve the regional Math 6-8 assessments. We recommend that districts send a team, including some of the following: general education math teachers, special education teachers, AIS specialists and administrators. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping 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/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYXZLdjllQ3RESkk/view?usp=sharing
This Social Studies-8 Assessment Design workshop is part of the Western Suffolk BOCES Assessment Literacy and Design Service for 2016-2017. The objective of the workshop is to develop a Social Studies-8 assessment aligned to the new Common Core Standards. This assessment will be built around three principles: First, our assessment will be designed to inform instruction. Second, workshop participants will determine the highest priority content Standards that should be measured on this assessment. Finally, all Standards-based understandings will be tested at multiple levels of difficulty so that teachers will be able to see where student application of content stops. We recommend that each district send a team (2 to 4, depending on the size of the district) of grade 8 Social Studies teachers. This workshop series will be facilitated by Randy Simmons, a recognized professional developer with extensive experience coordinating rigorous and aligned assessment development. Western Suffolk BOCES is partnering with Right Reason for the duration of this Assessment Service, and all participants in this workshop will be given logins to Right Reason Item Bank and Assessment Creator on-line technology for all assessment mapping activities. At the end of this process, all participants will receive an electronic copy of the assessment. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLER2N1U1ZISmt6NHc/view?usp=sharing

31. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/26/2016

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEX0F2VV9iYWVoSTA/view?usp=sharing

32. Long Island Mindfulness and Resiliency Consortium (LIMRC)

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 9/26/2016

This program will feature an overview of three research-based mindfulness and contemplative curricula used across the country - Calm Classroom, Learning to Breathe, and the David Lynch Foundation Quiet Time program, as well as a presentation by Long Island's home-grown Mission Be. Registration at 8:00am. Breakfast and lunch provided. Special Guest: Debbie DeBetta, Founder/Creator of Mindfulness-Based Physical Education (Full-year elective at Lynbrook HS) For further information, please contact Dr. Anthony Pantaleno@apantaleno@aol.com or Dr. Danielle Smith at dsmith@jerichoschools.org Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DY3JHVklWU183SXM/view

33. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/27/2016

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLET2xXdXN2RzMyU0E/view?usp=sharing
FULL DAY IN-SERVICE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS This training provides the latest research and best practices regarding how to remediate and support students with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses. Participants will gain skills, strategies and techniques to support students in need at the Point of Performance while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom. Training Objectives: -Define what Executive Functioning is and the specific ways it impacts students' ability to utilize classroom learning and perform curriculum objectives -Improve children's cooperation, problem solving skills, and advocacy skills by increasing their Self-Awareness and Self-Talk skills -Design subtle changes in classroom structure and environment to improve time management, organizational skills and study skills that will benefit all children, not just those who have ADHD -Develop strategies to support slower processing speeds, weaker working memories, poor time management skills, and more -Learn how teaching students basic brain science can them reduce their stress, increase their focus and effort, and be more successful Supplementary materials and resources provided for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, home/school communication, study-skills, behavior and more. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaEJlQ192WHV1Wk0/view?usp=sharing

35. SETC:Course 1: Brooklyn College Graduate Program Leading to Dual Certification in Special Education

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 9/28/2016 to 11/23/2016

Course 1: CBSE 7674T: Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS FROM SETC**
This workshop will take a deep dive into the reading comprehension texts and Standards-based questions on Part I of the new exam. Teachers will learn how to adjust approaches to challenging texts, both literary and informational, so that students can manage their time for Part I, anticipate the questions, and apply metacognitive skills. Emphasis will be placed on understanding writer's craft, vocabulary in context, interpreting dialogue in literature, and unpacking complex syntax. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb1o1a0J5eDNldGM/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing

38. Introduction to OneNote presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/5/2016

Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more! Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use OneNote as a personal organizational tool -how to use OneNote as a collaborative tool -investigate examples of how to use OneNote in the classroom Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENWtENFNvSzJVa00/view?usp=sharing
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
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

41. Docs.com presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/11/2016

Docs.com is an online showroom where you can collect and publish Word documents, Excel workbooks, PowerPoint and Office Mix presentations, OneNote notebooks, PDF files, and Sways. With Docs.com, it's easy for you to share your instructional resources with other teachers and students. Your content looks great on any device. Gain a basic understanding of: -how to use Docs.com -Investigate examples of how to use Docs.com in the classroom -Investigate instructional resources shared by other educators Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcWFNcU14RnM5MTg/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESGVqVFIyZVFHd2s/view?usp=sharing
The New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS) represent an alternate approach to science teaching closely aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Unlike our current Core Curriculum Guides, they are a set of performance expectations that involve the three dimensions of science and engineering practices, core content, and cross cutting concepts. Implementation will affect how science is taught and how students learn. The approach is much more than students memorizing science facts and procedures, students must actually do science. It will help students develop 21st century skills including critical thinking skills, communication, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on the architecture of the standards (NYSSLS), available resources, and incorporating the three dimensional nature into lessons and assessments. Since research shows improved learning outcomes when students are involved in three dimensional learning experiences, we will look at methods to align current curricula to a 3D approach. Model activities and tasks will be presented to unpack the 3D nature of the NYSSLS. Based on the grade level, the science standards unique to each group will be emphasized. Participants will also be brought up to date with the status of NYSSLS. Discussion will involve a brief review of the approved Statewide Strategic Plan for Science that serves as a planning and implementation guide to support new P-12 science learning standards. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESGVqVFIyZVFHd2s/view?usp=sharing

44. Microsoft Educator Network presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/18/2016

Become a connected educator. Learn how the Microsoft Education Network can help you: -Stay current with student-focused technology -Experiential learning and -Virtual collaboration to help your students learn and grow. Search thousands of lesson plans created by educators for educators to help enhance teaching and learning. Connect with other educators from around the world to share, learn and grow. Earn badges for professional development. Share your unique experience, your background, and your passion for teaching. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEY2hJNU94cW1YTm8/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will take a deep dive into Parts 2 and 3 of the Common Core Regents exam. Teachers will learn strategies to help students -manage their time on the exam, -write an argumentative essay that synthesizes multiple texts, -write a rhetorical analysis of a given text after a cold reading, and -incorporate these writing skills into continuous instruction, transcending the limited requirements of the exam itself. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESmRYdkNCNm5rMGs/view?usp=sharing
Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Western Suffolk BOCES, and Nassau BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in one of the most rapidly growing events in our area, the Long Island Technology and Education Summit 2016. This year's theme, "Schools that Work-Engaging Generation Z" will focus on the use of technologies to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and imagination in the classroom. The conference is a platform for sharing new ideas, innovations and trends. This annual conference has grown into a premier event for Long Island educators. Highlights of the 2016 Technology and Education Summit include: Breakout sessions focusing on a wealth of ideas, resources and best practices that can be integrated into the classroom or curriculum. An extensive vendor showcase exhibiting the latest education. Our 2016 keynote speaker, Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google, Inc. He was a part of the original team that launched Google Apps for universities, launched Google Apps into K-12 and helped get chromebooks off the ground and into schools. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of the web, technology, and Google tools as enabling and supporting capabilities in pursuit of creating powerful learning models. Jaime works with educational organizations around the world, helping them find ways to continuously improve the quality of education by utilizing and enabling technology capabilities. Born and raised as first generation American to a single mother on welfare in Hell's Kitchen, New York, Jaime understands and appreciates the power education has on changing the destiny of a family in just one generation. In addition to his role at Google, he serves on the Arizona Science Foundation Board of Directors, on the board of Directors for New Global Citizens and serves in advisory roles to dozens of organizations focused on improving education.
We want ALL students, particularly ELL students to develop mathematical proficiency in proportional reasoning. In order for this to occur, teachers need to: (1)Address the language needs of students (2)Address our own conceptual understanding of proportional reasoning and (3)Adopt best practices in working with ELLs. Many students who have not developed their proportional reasoning abilities, have been able to compensate "for the moment" by using rules/algorithms in algebra and other courses. In the end, the rules are a poor substitute for understanding. Teachers need to get away from having students starting out with: Topics will be: (1) Manipulating Proportions Correctly to get Equivalent Proportions to Easily Solve Word Problems,(2) The Golden Ratio, (3) Continued Ratios,(4) Odds of Making it to the Pros, (5) Ratios Involving the French Flag, (6) Employing Bar Models (Tape Diagrams) to Solve Ratio and Proportion Word Problems (7) Differences Between a Direct Proportion and an Inverse Proportion (8) Differences Between a Ratio, a Fraction, and a Rate (9) When it is Appropriate to Simplify Ratios, and When it is Better Not to Simplify (10) Why Does the Cross- Product Method Work When Solving a Proportion? (11) Mental Proportional Thinking (12) Graphs of Proportional Relationships Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMGpRLXNjX0FjS3c/view?usp=sharing

48. Google Apps for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/25/2016

Google Apps for Education is a great addition to any classroom! Google Apps not only facilitates creative and collaborative learning opportunities for your students, it also provides great tools for publishing student work and sharing information with parents. In this hands-on workshop, you will explore best practices for using Google Apps in K-12 classrooms and learn how Google tools can help redefine learning in innovative ways. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWms3QTR2c0tBYmc/view?usp=sharing
On Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Project PATCH (the Law and Civic Education Program of the Northport - East Northport School District) in partnership with Stony Brook University will offer an exciting opportunity for high schools students to participate in a symposium featuring special guest presenters Mary Beth Tinker and Cathy Kuhlmeier Frey. Registration is through a Cooperative Services Agreement with Western Suffolk BOCES. Each registration provides exactly 40 seats at the event. Please consider your number of students and chaperones when making your reservation to attend. Note registration is limited to 14 groups of 40. This event will fill up quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Information regarding registration should be directed to Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org For additional program information (not related to registration) contact David Scott at patch@northport.k12.ny.us or call 631 262-6874. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU3Y3UWE4QjNBbXM/view?usp=sharing

50. Developing Text Sets to Enhance Vocabulary, Strengthen Comprehension and Build Knowledge - Grades 5-12 - Presented by Jeannette Senneca

Program: Professional Development

Audience: English, literacy, ESL and special education teachers, teacher teams, content area teachers, administrators

Dates: 10/28/2016

What makes a strong English language arts curriculum? Organizing a curriculum around a series of text sets can provide students with opportunities to meet and exceed their grade-level goals for the year. Strong text sets provide students with readings about similar ideas which allow them to expand their academic vocabulary, strengthen comprehension and build knowledge. Deepen your understanding of a structure that will enrich your instruction, motivate students, and provide scaffolding for less able learners. This workshop will expand your understanding of the value of a collection of related texts that are organized around a topic or line of inquiry. Salient topics are as follows: -Identify the Anchor Text and Formulate a Line of Inquiry for the Set -Use Databases to Research Texts around the Topic -Evaluate Texts for Inclusion in the Set -Refine, Finalize, and Produce Text Set Since this is a product-based workshop, teams of two or more teachers are encouraged to attend. Pease bring a couple of texts that you might consider as the anchor for the text set. Bring an electronic device and your own passion for teaching and learning literacy across the curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU2ZBc1hpcXpFSTQ/view?usp=sharing

51. Differentiated Instruction Institute presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/28/2016

This workshop will teach the necessary tools for meeting the needs, capacities and skills of the diverse learners in the K-6 classroom. This workshop is sure to reignite your excitement for teaching and allow you to start the next school year with a toolbox of differentiation ideas! Participants will: -Learn the components that comprise Differentiated Instruction -Explore strategies to differentiate content, process and product -Observe and participate in modeling of strategies and methods for supporting and challenging students across a range of abilities -Plan lessons that incorporate the strategies and information presented Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVhWb05lMkhaczQ/view?usp=sharing

52. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/1/2016

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUlc3NHE4aEJPc2c/view?usp=sharing
Because both English and Spanish share the common ancestry of Latin, there are thousands of cognates, word roots, word formations, and grammatical patterns that will connect your Spanish-speakers to the academic level of English. Other topics include: -Teaching the patterns of English through games and puzzles, -Using sentence frames to teach writing, -Teaching with visuals and kinesthetics, collocations ("go-togethers"), idioms, and -Transitioning from informal to formal English. Using the ideas that you learn in this workshop will also help you teach your English-speaking students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZHSTJlQ3NkSHc/view?usp=sharing
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/view?usp=sharing
As per the regulations, teacher and principal evaluators are to be re-certified each year. This re-certification workshop for teacher and principal evaluators will provide updated information on collecting evidence that is aligned with the Common Core and in support of special populations as well as a review of feedback to teachers and principals, and value added measurement. We will also review all the required training elements. In addition, participants will evaluate artifacts and a video and discuss the evaluation of the artifacts and video in job alike groups. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEc2pUZV9rakhQVnc/view?usp=sharing

56. Twelfth Annual School Nurse Election Day Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/8/2016

The annual school nursing workshop will provide school nurses with current clinical information that affects the practice of school nursing and the delivery of school health services. It also includes presentations of current health trends and issues that affect the school aged child. In its twelfth year, this popular event offers school nurses the opportunity to keep updated in their field, to network with other school nurses and to better plan, access and utilize current school nursing/school health models and delivery systems. New/updated SED/DOH mandates will be reviewed. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS HOMELESS/REFUGEE STUDENTS AND IMMUNIZATIONS CHILD VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING MODERN TRENDS IN FOOD ALLERGIES IN SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED

57. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/14/2016

Yes, it is possible to teach both grammar and vocabulary simultaneously and connect them to the writing process and to reading comprehension. Teachers will come away with easy-to-use, engaging models applicable to every elementary and secondary ELA classroom. Techniques to be explored are: -morphology charts; -graphic organizers for pre-writing and revision; -ready-to-go resources for teaching vocabulary in the context of well-written sentences drawn from literature; and -a demonstration of RxEdit and RxRevise, which address individual writing deficits through a differentiated, innovative approach. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdklCLVNnR2kyYkU/view?usp=sharing

58. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/15/2016

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEV3lyWDFtRjhkTlE/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing

60. Google Cultural Institute presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/22/2016

The Google Cultural Institute is one of the best things Google provides for education. In this workshop you'll explore exhibits and collections from museums and archives around the world. The Cultural Institute is broken down into 3 areas: -Art Project - Discover artworks and museum collections from all around the world in a new way. Explore artworks in extraordinary mega pixel detail and take virtual museum tours. -Historic Moments - Explore online archives detailing the stories behind significant moments in human history. -World Wonders - Brings modern and ancient world heritage sites online using Street View and Google Cardboard (a brand new virtual reality technology). Singularly or together they're an incredible classroom resource. See how they can make memorable learning experiences for your students. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUEdfYVhjREdfV0k/view?usp=sharing

61. Google Maps presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/29/2016

Google Maps for Education provides resources to help teachers and students explore, create, and collaborate with mapping tools. With Google Maps, you and your students can become arm-chair explorers and cartographers with ease. Google Maps are a fun and visual way to help students understand geography concepts, map reading, location, and distance measurement. Besides using Google Maps to teach the fundamentals of mapping, like latitude and longitude, you can inspire students to investigate the world and to think spatially with Street View and Google Cardboard (Google's new virtual reality technology). Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELXZUNHNnZnlfR1E/view?usp=sharing

62. SETC: Course 2:Brooklyn College Graduate Program Leading to Dual Certification in Special Education

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 11/30/2016 to 1/25/2017

Course 2:CBSE: 7676T: Learning Environments for Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND IN PAYMENT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM SETC**
This workshop is designed to familiarize school administrators with Google Apps for Education. The workshop will focus on helping busy school administrators find practical ways to collaborate and communicate with Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Classroom. Critical issues for administrators to consider when introducing these technologies into school practices will be introduced along with examples of Google applications being used creatively and successfully in schools around the world. Administrators will exit the workshop with hands-on experience, and developed a personal vision and action plan for integrating Google Apps for Education into their schools. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVDBlWG91WTFhZk0/view?usp=sharing
Please join us for our fifth Healthier LI Challenge. This year we will be featuring; Michelle Owens, National Advisor, Alliance for a Healthier Generation "Creating and Communicating a Culture of Smart Snacking, Active Students, Staff and Families"___ Dana Friedman, EdD, Deputy Commissioner, Suffolk County Department of Social Services "Making the Connection Between Health, Early Learning and School Readiness"___ Paul Rukavina, PhD, Associate Professor Adelphi University, "Fostering a Culture of "Movers"___ Best practices, local successes, resources, healthy meals, raffle prizes and much more!___ Brought to you by Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), Adelphi University, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities, Suffolk County Department of Social Services and Western Suffolk BOCES-SSSC

65. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/13/2016

Google Classroom is a tool available to all schools who subscribe to Google Apps for Education. Classroom weaves together Google Docs and Drive to help teachers create and organize assignments quickly and easily assess learning. On the learner's side, Classroom lets students organize their work, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers. Participants will create sample lessons and develop instructional delivery strategies enhanced with Google Classroom. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcUc5WUtCZjQxUkk/view?usp=sharing
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

67. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 12/20/2016

This workshop is intended for educators who are already using Google Classroom and want to enhance their Google Classroom skills. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and share their Google Classroom experience and expertise. New Google Classroom features will be explored including: -Class setup -Google drive integration -Student organization -Automation -Calendar integration -Communication tools and -Collaboration tools Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETTg0OGdzc1M3REk/view?usp=sharing

68. Wilson Just Words 3-day Workshop presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 1/11/2017

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. The Just Words phonics and spelling instruction includes: -Study of English sound system -Phoneme segmentation skills for up to six sounds in a syllable with application for decoding and spelling -Syllable structure including six basic syllable types in English and syllable division patterns used for decoding -Spelling of common Latin suffix endings when added to unchanging basewords -Process for vocabulary study as well as meaning of common Latin roots -Decoding application with phrasing for meaning -Automatic reading and spelling of the first 250 most frequently used words from Edward Fry's List of High Frequency Words as well as additional high frequency words -Directed, accelerated pacing of Wilson phonics and spelling instruction Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdFdBS1IwcjhVWjQ/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLELWF0dmVkeDJIN2c/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 1/20/2017

Whether this is your first time co-teaching or your first time with a new co-teaching partner, this workshop is tiered to meet your needs. This hands-on, interactive workshop will allow you to experience each of the co-teaching models while you are learning. Workshop participation with your co-teaching partner(s) is suggested but not necessary for attending this workshop. Participants will: -Explore the 6 models of co-teaching -Learn the common mistakes of teaming -Develop strategies for team communication -Plan lessons using co-teaching models Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQW43OGNUaVhOQTg/view?usp=sharing
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
Course: CBSE7677T: Curriculum Modifications for Teaching Students with Special Needs **DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENT UNTIL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM SETC**
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/view?usp=sharing
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
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
Course: CBSE 7678T: Educational Assessment of Young Children and Students with Special Needs. **DO NOT SEND ANY PAYMENTS UNTIL YOU RECEIVE EMAIL FROM SETC**
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
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
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
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLETUJtNzFCcEU0UUE/view?usp=sharing