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1. Socratic Seminar: Fostering Text-Based Conversations presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/21/2017

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The Socratic Seminar model is a question-based way to foster close reading and text-centered conversations among students. This workshop will give participants: -a chance to explore the seminar format, -select appropriate texts, -evaluate student participation, and -use academic vocabulary in their responses. Those who have already taken this workshop are welcome to return to share their successes and challenges and advance their skills. This workshop is recommended to grades 6-12, English and Social Studies teachers, and others who incorporate rich, interesting readings in their classrooms. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXpZOWtPRHFwVVE/view?usp=sharing

2. Wilson Level I Certification presented by Sharon Wolf

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/21/2017

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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 21st. 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_iLEV215ZGdTSk5mU1E/view?usp=sharing

3. Blending Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction presented by Amy Benjamin

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 8/22/2017

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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_iLEbWNEVUVpSXpQM2c/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide attendees with best practices on the observation and evaluation practices from the pre-and post-observation conference, to the final observation write-up. In addition, effective summative evaluation procedures will also be discussed. The workshop will also provide attendees with recertification for the APPR process in New York State with a review of the critical attributes of 3012-d. Additionally, a review of the specific strategies leaders can use to extend and refine the skill set of their staff using various approved rubrics in New York State will be part of the workshop. 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 improved student learning. Participants will leave with practical, next steps they can implement with their staff with consideration for the time available to complete the process with fidelity. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEU29scEg5bFNMTWs/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_iLEdUdiTG1RZUdOWVE/view?usp=sharing

6. New Teacher Evaluator Training (Must Attend Both Days) presented by Robert Becker

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/12/2017 to 9/19/2017

As per NYS regulations, teacher evaluators are to be certified prior to conducting observations or evaluations. This Initial Certification workshop for teacher evaluators will review all the required training elements, as well as research that supports the multiple measures model of evaluation being utilized in NYS. New regulations approved as of the date of the workshop will be reviewed. Videos and articles related to continuous instructional improvement and best practices will be introduced and discussed. Participants will have opportunities to share experiences, questions, and concerns related to the Common Core/Next Generation standards, curriculum, and APPR with colleagues. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERTFYVlluYkJtTVk/view?usp=sharing

7. ELA Coordinator Network Forum presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/18/2017

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Join this annual, interactive half-day workshop to connect and collaborate with ELA administrators and instructional support staff who are committed to literacy improvement. Review information from the Statewide ELA Framework on helping students become lifelong readers and writers. Share effective best practices and bright spots/successes from your districts or schools. Offer suggestions for the focus of the upcoming 2017-18 ELA Coordinator Network meetings. Enjoy time to discuss, share, and plan for an upcoming year networking with colleagues. Options to consider are speakers, book club suggestions, conference updates, and newest information in literacy education.
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_iLEdmd3RU56cDJ6eTQ/view?usp=sharing

9. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade K

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/18/2017

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_iLEeXRCWmVmR2Uyd0k/view?usp=sharing

10. Professional Circle - Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 9/18/2017

On October 6, 2016 Francine Fishman and Debra DeMarchena presented a workshop on "Designing Instruction for Diverse Learners". Join your peers to share how this workshop made an impact on your program. If you were not able to attend this particular workshop, but have differentiated lessons to reach diverse learners, join us to share your ideas and experiences. Collegial sharing provides a relaxed forum for learning new strategies. All are welcome.

11. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/19/2017

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_iLEb3U4cmsyZElNejg/view?usp=sharing

12. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade 1

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/19/2017

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_iLEeXRCWmVmR2Uyd0k/view?usp=sharing

13. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 9/19/2017

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. This is a 4-part series. Ideally, participants will be able to attend all four, but are not required to **Please register separately for each session.** Day 1: Foundational Skills – September 20, 2017 This session will focus on the foundational skills needed for Algebra I. We will look at the types of graphs used in Algebra I, solve a variety of equations and inequalities, look at what our students should know about polynomials, and how to use the graphing calculator to best advantage. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing

15. Wilson Fundations Introductory Workshop - Grade 2

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/20/2017

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_iLEeXRCWmVmR2Uyd0k/view?usp=sharing
For most organizations, the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course offers the optimal mix of concepts and skills to safely address many of the behaviors staff encounter. However, in organizations that support persons who are likely to demonstrate higher risk behaviors, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course With Advanced Physical Skills provides effective tools to help staff manage these complex situations. This five-day renewal option offers Certified Instructors additional skills in risk assessment and problem solving, along with facilitation strategies for teaching advanced physical interventions to staff. Instructors gain a deeper understanding of the Foundation Course principles and expand their approaches for minimizing the use and duration of physical intervention. Who Should Attend -Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors, especially those who have completed CPI’s Applied Physical TrainingSM. The content aligns with the recent Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program enhancements. -CPI Certified Instructors who have experienced the enhanced content and whose staff need to manage higher risk or complex behaviors. Leave Fully Equipped to Train Instructors who successfully complete this course leave equipped to begin training Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course with Advanced Physical Skills immediately. Please note: Candidates must attend the full five days and successfully complete all testing requirements to renew their certificates. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQlJWalRMZkNCdFU/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/25/2017

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. Participants will: -Explore the 6 models of co-teaching -Learn the pros and cons of each co-teaching model -Develop strategies for team communication -Engage in activities that reinforce the information presented -Experience each co-teaching model while learning -Plan lessons using co-teaching models (for workshops longer than one day) Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWU92aHcybnh6emM/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. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEcVVjLVAxY0FhQjg/view?usp=sharing

19. GSuite for Education presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/26/2017

GSuite for Education is a great addition to any classroom! GSuite 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 GSuite 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_iLEejVhOERkX3hEWUk/view?usp=sharing

20. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2017

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing

21. The Revised Bloom's Taxonomy presented by Andrew Greene

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/27/2017

Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr. Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes that make the taxonomy more action-oriented and much more user-friendly. This workshop will focus on the practical manifestation of the revised Bloom’s taxonomy and the implication for instruction, curriculum, and assessment. It is a major step forward in the design of unit plans! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQVZ3aXZvX0RrdjQ/view?usp=sharing
enVision 6-12 Common Core is a new 6-12 mathematics program built for the Traditional Pathway of the Common Core State Standards. Would you like to engage students with interactive and personalized math including pre-built embedded interactives, 3-ACT Mathematical Modeling and adaptive practice? Would you like your students to develop strong conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application through mathematical modeling while empowering teachers with flexible resources better preparing students for whatever is next? Please join us for a Lunch and Learn as we explore and interact with the wonderful program features and numerous online applications. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVXcxVEhLREE3ZzQ/view?usp=sharing

23. SETC: COURSE 1: GRADUATE PROGRAM LEADING TO DUAL CERTIFICATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 9/27/2017 to 11/15/2017

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Course 1: CBSE7674T: Investigation of the developmental nature, causes, and characteristics of young children and students with special needs including giftedness. Implications for classroom teachers and other professionals in areas of interpersonal interactions, interagency collaboration, and instruction. Focus on historical, social and legal foundations of special education and the politics of special education. Theories of learning and development. Influence of gender, class language, sexuality and race/ethnicity on the construction of disability, as interpreted within and across cultures. Field experiences in schools and a variety of community settings.

24. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 9/28/2017

Join the 2017-18 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 28, 2017, December 11, 2017 and May 7, 2018, 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. 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. Consortium Membership Available -Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -Ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFWTDJ2YTRXcDA/view?usp=sharing

25. School Counseling Network Meetings 2017-2018 - (FOR GUIDANCE NETWORK MEMBERS ONLY)

Program: Professional Development

Audience: School Counselors and their Supervisors

Dates: 9/28/2017 to 3/22/2018

The School Counseling Network has been created to provide ongoing professional development for School Counselors and their Supervisors. Supervisors of School Counseling Network Meetings: The NYS Board of Regents has approved the proposed amendments to the Commissioner’s Regulations to be effective July 1, 2017. Implementation of the school counseling program requirements start with the 2019-2020 school year. Topics for the School Counseling Network Meetings will revolve around the development of a comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program K-12 at the district and building levels, and the establishment of a district comprehensive developmental school counseling/guidance program advisory council. All Network members will have input into the final topics with the facilitator seeking expert speakers where needed. The Network gives new and experienced supervisors an opportunity to share and ask questions, providing ideas and at times much needed support. Network Membership (A506.028) includes: -2 seats for supervisors/directors of school counseling to attend 4 network meetings -1 day of in-district customized School Counseling (Guidance) professional development Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENlc5cFVNSnRtSGM/view?usp=sharing

26. Britannica training

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 9/28/2017

An interactive session to learn new ways to integrate technology and digital skills into your library. Attendees will learn about special features including: creating a user account to collect, organize, and share favorite content; curriculum resources for a variety of subject areas; expanded video and media content; and creating standards-aligned lesson plans with the lesson-plan builder. Britannica Online School Edition will be free through NOVELNY as of July 1, 2017. Learn how to get the most out of it! NOTE: Bring your own device.
For most organizations, the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course offers the optimal mix of concepts and skills to safely address many of the behaviors staff encounter. However, in organizations that support persons who are likely to demonstrate higher risk behaviors, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course With Advanced Physical Skills provides effective tools to help staff manage these complex situations. This five-day renewal option offers Certified Instructors additional skills in risk assessment and problem solving, along with facilitation strategies for teaching advanced physical interventions to staff. Instructors gain a deeper understanding of the Foundation Course principles and expand their approaches for minimizing the use and duration of physical intervention. Who Should Attend -Current Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructors, especially those who have completed CPI’s Applied Physical TrainingSM. The content aligns with the recent Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program enhancements. -CPI Certified Instructors who have experienced the enhanced content and whose staff need to manage higher risk or complex behaviors. Leave Fully Equipped to Train Instructors who successfully complete this course leave equipped to begin training Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Course with Advanced Physical Skills immediately. Please note: Candidates must attend the full five days and successfully complete all testing requirements to renew their certificates. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQlJWalRMZkNCdFU/view?usp=sharing
These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to “do it again” with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not “how to use the modules as supplementary information” but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The “new” more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about “circles” -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will address best practice for balancing the needs of the individual child with ADHD/Executive Functioning deficits and the other children in the classroom. We will discuss the specific tools and strategies needed to reach your most challenging children and help them become compliant and cooperative. 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 then 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_iLEckRnRXF4SU5YWEE/view?usp=sharing

30. Advanced Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2017

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_iLELTFnRVcweTJsdXM/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. In this session we will briefly review the probability that the students learned in 6th grade through Algebra 1. We will then build on the probability learned using two-way tables and Venn diagrams. We will look at conditional probability, independence and the rules for probability. Next, we will expand on what was learned about data distributions, using a curve to model data, and Normal Distributions. To cap the day we will look at different types of statistical studies. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMjRacV9ScENPNDQ/view?usp=sharing

32. SETC: COURSE 1: CERTIFICATION ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 10/3/2017 to 10/25/2017

New
BLE 300/BLE500: FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION (3 CREDITS) Western Suffolk BOCES in collaboration with Suffolk’s Edge Teacher Center and College of St. Rose in partnership with CITE will be offering a cohort for certified teachers to apply for Bilingual Extension in Spanish through the individual evaluation pathway.   All teachers should refer to NYS website for any additional individual certification requirements.

33. Elementary Mathematics Academy Presented by Lawrence Farrell

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 3/9/2018

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Teachers must understand the mathematics they are responsible for teaching and more! This elementary math institute is intended to inform elementary educators in the mathematical principles of “teaching good math” with the mathematical practices of the Common Core as the pedagogical window. Choices made in curriculum and lesson implementation are based on this core knowledge. Each session will study one of the domains of the Common Core and will explore, educate and prepare teachers through the understanding of mathematics beyond the procedural. These sessions are based strictly on the content standards, models and suggestions made in the progression documents written by the writers of Common Core mathematics. This will be a multi-session process. All teachers will be required to attend all the sessions so that the coherency of the common core is upheld. The sessions will be instructional and engaging as we model the mathematical practices of the Common Core. At completion, BOCES will offer a certificate of completion to all participants. Session 1 – Introduction, Numbers in Base 10 Session 2 – Fractions Session 3 – Counting and Cardinality/Operations and Operations and Algebraic Thinking Session 4 – Geometric Measurement/Geometry Session 5 – Categorical Data/Measurement and Data Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdjJka2NfWUFHME0/view?usp=sharing

34. New Librarians Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/5/2017

This orientation is intended for librarians who are new to the field. Learn more about the School Library System and BOCES. Topics include the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, the SLMPE rubric, NOVELNY, cosers, professional associations, professional development, and more. Bring your questions and concerns. Experienced librarians at various grade levels are also encouraged to attend in order to answer specific questions and offer support.

35. Activities for 6th Grade Math presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/6/2017

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_iLEbF92QUNjSURJaW8/view?usp=sharing
Take an immersive deep dive into OneNote, Sway, Microsoft Classroom, and Office 365 for teaching and learning. Learn how to expand the walls of your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community. Participants will earn their MIE Teacher Badge and become eligible to take an MIE Trainer Academy. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEckl0N1RwTEgybWM/view?usp=sharing

37. ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Liaisons and School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/11/2017

This presentation will help educators promote academic achievement for English Language Learners by creating interactive digital age learning environments. The presenter will discuss technology tools & resources that support language & content acquisition, increase peer collaboration, and promote authentic project-based learning experiences for ELLs. Topics for discussion will include: 1) an overview of current digital age learning experiences & trends. 2) the 5 C's for 21st century learning. 3) the benefits of the Flipped Learning instructional model for ELLs. Sample lesson seed ideas will be provided. Presented by Heather Parris-Fitzpatrick, Resource Specialist, L.I. Regional Bilingual/ENL Resource Network. NOTE: THIS DAY WILL BEGIN WITH A LIAISONS BUSINESS MEETING.
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing

39. Keyboarding Without Tears Breakfast and Learn

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/12/2017

Keyboarding Without Tears is a K-5+, web based application that is accessible across all platforms (chromebook, iPad, laptop, etc) and offers: -Developmentally appropriate grade specific lessons (students are engaged through cross curricular and early literacy instruction) -Pre-Keyboarding and Keyboarding skill acquisition (drag & drop / mouse skills necessary for online assessments and instruction to reinforce good habits / prevent hunting & pecking) -Built in Digital Citizenship Lessons (Information, Protection, Consideration and Communication) -Easy to use and manage (teacher portal with videos, lesson plans and teacher guides) -Scalable – detailed reports displays student progress (accuracy, speed, fluency, etc) -Partnered with CLEVER for Roster Management and SSO -AFFORDABLE (district, bulk, handwriting and now BOCES Contract discounts) -ISTE Seal of Alignment – Only Keyboarding Program to have received this award! Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUzA3MTI4N3F0NlU/view?usp=sharing
In this workshop participants will get an overview of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and how they apply to being a Principle-Centered Leader. The workshop will review 3 Types of Power and the 10 Power Tools necessary for leaders to enhance their effectiveness with their staff. In addition, the 30 Methods of Influence will be reviewed as well as the critical points related to overcoming the mistakes that leaders must be cognizant of. Participants will leave with specific strategies and protocols they can apply in their practice. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLERWtxV3VWdk1vTVk/view?usp=sharing

41. Icons of Freedom IV - Conscientious Objectors and Human Rights in American Democracy

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/12/2017

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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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/13/2017

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_iLEMFFBNHkyNDA0Sk0/view?usp=sharing

43. iReady User Group Meeting Back to School Workshop

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/13/2017

i-Ready Back to School Workshop Agenda: -Back to school i-Ready updates -i-Ready questions for clarity -Best Practices: Ask fellow educators about their implementation -Workshop with Elizabeth Bassford, M.S.- Executive Director for i-Ready: Elizabeth Bassford works nationally for Curriculum Associates, advising districts in their implementation of high standards and contributing to the development of standards-based best practices and professional development. Elizabeth speaks widely on the power of blended learning, emphasizing the “verbs” of College and Career Readiness for all students. Districts across the country consult with Elizabeth throughout the process of their transformation to an advanced, data-driven culture. What Do i-Ready Power Users Do to Accelerate Growth? This session will help i-Ready teachers establish simple routines around reports and responses that will keep the focus and coherence necessary for acceleration on the front burner. Beyond the automated options, how can you access the wealth of instructional options for both whole and small group reading and math support? Breakfast will be provided by Curriculum Associates Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYzYxY25kN1ZBSnM/view?usp=sharing

44. Activities for Algebra 2 presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/16/2017

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. Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking there isn’t time for activities. In working the activities, the students will both learn and remember the math. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOTNxNkNxTC1Sa1k/view?usp=sharing
The newly released Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems are designed for students in grades 3-12 who are reading below grade level. These systems may also be used to help students at higher grade levels who are reading below level W. Designed to bring students up to grade-level performance in as little as 18-24 weeks, LLI Intermediate Systems deliver powerful, research-based intervention geared specifically for intermediate students who are lagging behind their peers in literacy learning. The intervention is designed to take place in addition to classroom literacy instruction. In this seminar, participants will receive three-days of intensive training (two days of start-up training and one follow-up day) on the LLI Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems and will learn specific strategies to address the needs of struggling older readers. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, Purple and Teal systems, professional development for these systems delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOUhXSnZNVGZMUHM/view?usp=sharing
During this workshop participants will investigate ways to produce their own instructional videos for use in the flipped classroom. Topics to be explored include: -background rationale -planning strategies, and -suggested technology tools to produce online instructional materials (Screencasting and SmartNotebook) -Explore ideas for presenting curriculum online -Become familiar with techniques to focus learning goals -Investigate tools that promote self direction and critical thinking -Explore assessments to check for understanding Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWUFjYnlVcktNYVE/view?usp=sharing
This workshop will provide a hands-on approach at looking at the new Next Generation Learning Standards (NGLS). The focus will be on solving problems employing math techniques, as opposed to solving math problems. The job of the teacher consists of three major components: motivation, support, and feedback. The motivation part is critical, and problems must be presented by teachers which are interesting to students AND AT THE SAME TIME, pertinent to the topic the teacher wants the students to learn. 1)Emphasis on “non-traditional” problems, which foster the skill of “thinking outside the box”, with particular concentration on the all-important mathematical aspect of PATTERNS, and the relationship of those patterns to ideas previously learned, as well as the ideas yet to come, in yet to be undertaken future math courses. 2)Particular emphasis on ‘decomposing’ a problem which initially appears difficult and cumbersome, by analyzing the nuances of a simpler, yet related problem. 3)Areas to be investigated: a) The Locker Problem…[primes, composites, perfect squares, number of factors of a given number] b) The Birthday Problem…Minimum number of people it would take to insure that two people would have the same birthday [permutations and combinations, counting principle] c) Pick’s Theorem…Geometry…[Finding the area of a closed figure when a formula is not at hand, and the principles of integral calculus have not been learned] d) The Handshake Problem…How many handshakes would occur with 15 people in a room? [Permutations and combinations] e) The Guppies Problem [Percent from a common sense point of view] f.) Others from five other separate areas of math. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZXJEaFV1NU9fR2s/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. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend science related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZVFCaDlEemNlMG8/view?usp=sharing

49. Common Assessments presented by Andrew Greene

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/19/2017

This workshop will provide leaders with the tools they need to work with their staff on developing common formative and summative assessments. The information in the workshop will be based on the work of Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe using the Backward Design Process as well as the work from Robert Marzano on the concept of leveled knowledge and assessments. Participants will leave with specific strategies they can use with each department in their building. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEOFRQQUxRd0RCOWs/view?usp=sharing

50. Rosen Training Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 10/19/2017

All schools in WSBOCES have access to CyberSmarts (grades 2-6) and Teen CyberSmarts (grades 7-12) due to a purchase by the School Library System. Get the most from these interactive ebooks. This hands-on workshop will get you started with interactive learning simulations, video clips, assessments and lesson plans. Your students need to know how to be safe online and to maintain a positive online presence. Judi Dzikowski will share resources and answer questions.

51. Co-Teaching: Beyond the First Year presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/20/2017

The honeymoon is over and you already have some great co-teaching strategies built into your everyday practice. This workshop is intended for co-teaching teams that have co-taught together for 1-2 years. Participants will: -Explore variations to the six basic co-teaching models -Experience activities that deepen co-teaching knowledge and practices -Use concrete tools for further development of team communication strategies -Develop of a concrete plan for making co-teaching changes based on self-evaluation of current practice -Plan lessons that incorporate both new and previously learned strategies and information Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYXBPRE1RVU5mWlk/view?usp=sharing
Putnam-North Westchester BOCES has long offered a subscription-based curriculum that addresses current standards in Social Studies and ELA. This program, which first focused on grades K-6, has now expanded to include grades K-8. This vetted, teacher-created, classroom tested, and updated curriculum has been vastly popular since its inception. This session is geared to introduce current and potential subscribers to the newly reformatted and revised K-8 offerings. Participants will be introduced and guided through the new format and how this curriculum will assist in preparing students in grades K-8 for the new Global Regents. Participants will also dive into the assessment section to view the parallels to new Global assessment, in addition to viewing the included C3 Inquiries. Attendees are urged to bring an electronic device in order to explore the site in depth and to create pacing charts for social studies instruction. Administrators, K-8 and secondary teachers are welcome to attend. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEb0RRc2Y2NEo4NWc/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 2: Descriptive Statistics – October 23, 2017 This session will focus on shapes and centers of distributions, describing variability and comparing distributions, looking at categorical and numerical data on 2 variables, and applications for modeling. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing

54. Microsoft Sway presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/24/2017

Create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects, and more with Sway. Sway is an intelligent digital storytelling app from Office that is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more – right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen. In this workshop, you will learn how to: -Create a Sway from start to finish -Collaborate with others on a Sway -Share your finished Sway with others Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQXdPaGp0eEk5T1E/view?usp=sharing
Please join us for the 2017 Long Island Technology and Education Summit sponsored by Western Suffolk, Eastern Suffolk and Nassau BOCES. This year's theme will be "Cracking the Code: Redefining Teaching and Learning". Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

56. Long Island Technology & Education Summit - WESTERN SUFFOLK BOCES DISTRICTS ONLY

Program: Model Schools

Audience: School district administrators, K-12 teachers, technology directors

Dates: 10/26/2017

Eastern Suffolk BOCES, Nassau BOCES and Western Suffolk BOCES invite all K-12 educators to participate in one of the most rapidly growing events in our area, the 2017 Long Island Technology & Education Summit. This year's theme, “Cracking the Code: Redefining Teaching and Learning” 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 2017 Technology and Education Summit include: -Keynote speaker Justin Richards, Founder/CEO of Youth Digital -Featured speaker Brian Aspinall, Teacher -Breakout sessions focusing on resources and best practices that can be integrated into the classroom or curriculum. -An extensive vendor showcase exhibiting the latest in educational technology REGISTRATION and BREAKFAST - 7:30-8:30 AM Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWXlRNUxYd0U2Y1U/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/27/2017

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_iLESnpiQ0dqTjl6U0k/view?usp=sharing

58. The Body Project Facilitator Training-SAVE THE DATE

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 10/27/2017

The Body Project is an evidenced-based program that gives high school girls the knowledge and skills to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image through verbal, written, and behavioral exercises. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides this training to staff who are interested in offering the program to high school aged girls. At the completion of this training, staff will be Body Project Facilitators and eligible to offer the program to high school girls back at their perspective schools. Western Suffolk BOCES Student Support Services is hosting this training which will be facilitated by a NEDA certified Instructor, Nancy Hemendinger, Director of School Education for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services and John Martin, Senior Health Educator. The Body Project manual, session scripts, and materials will be made available to participants. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Questions? Please contact Patricia Gremillion-Burdge, MA, MCHES at pgremill@wsboces.org --Please copy and paste this link to view the flyer-https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DZzlidGdKUTBiNkk/view---
Now that you know the basics of using the TI-84+, what else can the calculator do? We will look further at the statistical capabilities of the calculator in this session. We will also explore probability and simulation. Let’s roll the dice, flip a coin, draw cards, and choose some random numbers. For those of you who teach Algebra II, we will look at how to graph the normal distribution. Again, we will have some fun activities, which promote the Common Core, for you to bring back to your colleagues and classrooms. If there is time, we will learn how to transform graphs via translation, rotation, and dilation. Even if you did not attend Part I, if you know a little bit about the calculator, this is still a good workshop for you to attend. Please bring your own calculator and data transfer cable. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUlYwYk5qTnhmdzA/view?usp=sharing

60. Activities for Algebra I presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 10/31/2017

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. Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking there isn’t time for activities. In working the activities, the students will both learn and remember the math. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEQl84U0VuRGFqMFE/view?usp=sharing

61. Google Classroom presented by Tom Diener

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/31/2017

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_iLEN3BnNzZ5enBndFk/view?usp=sharing

62. SETC: COURSE 2: CERTIFICATION IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 11/1/2017 to 12/7/2017

New
COURSE BLE 308/BLE 508: FOUNDATIONS OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION (3 CREDITS) Western Suffolk BOCES in collaboration with Suffolk’s Edge Teacher Center and College of St. Rose in partnership with CITE will be offering a cohort for certified teachers to apply for Bilingual Extension in Spanish through the individual evaluation pathway.   All teachers should refer to NYS website for any additional individual certification requirements.
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_iLEQV9vQnd4WHBjclk/view?usp=sharing

64. Kapco Book Repair Workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists and library staff

Dates: 11/2/2017

This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key; but specific, common repairs will be addressed including re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, and ripped pages. Each attendee is asked to bring: one or two new or new-like paperback books; a hardbound book with a book jacket; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book in need of repair; and a hardbound book that does not have a book jacket cover. Each participant will be given a free sample packet of materials.

65. Co-Teaching: Taking it to the Next Level presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/3/2017

You consider yourselves an “old married couple” and you are confident in all of the basics of co-teaching. This workshop is intended for co-teaching teams that have co-taught together for 3 or more years. Participants will: -Self-evaluate current co-teaching practice -Explore and expand current roles and practices -Choose from a variety of learning opportunities and topics -Set team goals for the implementation of new skills and strategies -Plan lessons that incorporate newly learned information Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEWDYzSG5MRUZLRlU/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_iLEbkFCODN5WkV6QlU/view?usp=sharing

67. Thirteenth Annual School Nurse Election Day Conference

Program: Student Support Services

Dates: 11/7/2017

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 including the management of chronic and acute student illnesses, injuries and other health-related barriers that impact on optimal learning experiences and potential. In its thirteenth 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. SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS: Common Rashes Seen in the School Aged Child/Measles Mumps Rubella Refresher *Legal Issues for the School Nurse *Vision Disorders, Learning Problems and Vision Screening https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DTWJ0TkhzaDFLVkk/view?usp=sharing
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEenMxNEV3WU83X00/view?usp=sharing
If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of having to teach the more rigorous statistical topics of the CCLS, this is the workshop for you. We will work through the probability, statistics, inferences, and drawing of conclusions that you will need to be able to teach to your students. Probability and statistics begin in 6th grade, and continue through Pre-Calculus with a hiatus in Geometry. We will use the graphing calculator as an important tool. When you leave this workshop, you will feel confident in your ability to teach the standards to your students. This second session will focus on using sample data to estimate a population characteristic, sampling variability in the sample proportion, margin of error when estimating a population proportion or a population mean, sampling variability in the sample proportion or the sample mean, evaluating reports based on data from a sample, experiments and the role of random assignment, differences due to random assignment, ruling out chance, drawing conclusions from data, and evaluating reports based on data from an experiment. Please bring a graphing calculator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEMjRacV9ScENPNDQ/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_iLESU1qeDRMTmpHQk0/view?usp=sharing
This 1-day workshop is appropriate for all school personnel who need to understand how the comprehensive school crisis team is organized and functions. The training will provide the knowledge and resources to help establish and sustain comprehensive school safety and crisis prevention and preparedness efforts. With updated research and strategies, this workshop makes a clear connection between ongoing school safety and crisis preparedness. It also will emphasize the unique needs and functions of school teams and the steps involved in developing these teams, including a model that integrates school personnel and community provider roles. The workshop also explores how to prepare for school crises by developing, exercising, and evaluating safety and crisis plans. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VIEW THE FLYER- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DVFp6a3ZUQXBqUm8/view
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. Includes continental breakfast and lunch both days and materials. TO VIEW THE FLYER PLEASE COPY AND PASTE ADDRESS INTO YOUR BROWSER: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8oGk1mFy-0DdWo5a1hJa3hxMnc/view
Male aggression across the nation is a concern and causes challenges in providing environments that promote academic success. In fact, many schools in varying states are disproportionate in the amount of suspensions, expulsions, and special education placements of boys of color. School administrators across the nation are seeking ways to maintain orderly school environments. Therefore, it is important to be proactive in properly addressing this behavior in the K-12 setting before additional negative problems occur. One of the biggest challenges for educators is learning appropriate strategies to prevent and respond to male student aggression and violence. Male students comprise 90% of school suspensions, are three times more likely to become drug and alcohol abusers, receive greater behavioral penalties than do girls, and suffer from mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders. These manifestations of the continuing problem of male aggression contribute to the school to prison pipeline, and schools remain challenged by disaffected male students, and personality disorders. Participants will: -Attend a face-to-face workshop with Dr. Jamel Gibson -Learn and practice intervention strategies to reduce male aggression in the K-12 setting -Use their knowledge to become a stronger asset for learning institutions -Devise a plan to become culturally aware of student differences -Will receive a takeaway reminder that lists interventions to help reduce male aggression in the K-12 setting Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEamdnSHVoa0t2T2s/view?usp=sharing

74. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System Council

Dates: 11/16/2017

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 3: Linear and Exponential Functions – November 20, 2017 This session will focus on linear and exponential sequences, functions and their graphs, transformation of graphs from the parent function, and using functions and graphs to solve problems. Modeling is also incorporated here. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/20/2017 to 11/21/2017

New
This workshop will review Teacher Effectiveness research. Participants will receive introductory training in the seven teaching standards. This workshop will introduce the participants to evidence based observation aligned with the New York State Teaching Standards. The Growth Model and Value Added Model will be reviewed and discussed as well as the application to Student Learning Objectives and teacher evaluation. SED APPR requirements will be reviewed. Examples from district plans will be shared. We will discuss options for locally developed measures as part of the required APPR regulations. This workshop will introduce student learning objectives. The necessary decisions that the districts will need to make in order to complete their SLOs will be discussed. A review of updated state rules from the guidance document will be provided. Training Elements Covered: -NYS Teaching Standards and their related elements; -Evidence-based observation techniques; -Application and use of the student growth percentile model and the value-added growth model as defined in section 30-2.2 of this Subpart; -Application and use of any assessment tools you intend to use (e.g., portfolios, surveys, goals); -Application and use of any State - approved locally developed measures of student achievement you intend to use; -The scoring methodology utilized by the Department and/or the district of BOCES to evaluate a teacher or principal under this Subpart, including how scores are generated for each subcomponent and the composite effectiveness score and application and use of the scoring ranges prescribed by the Commissioner for the four designated rating categories used for the teacher's or principal's overall rating and their subcomponent ratings; -Specific considerations in evaluating teachers and principals. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEdXhpcnQxUGdnaFU/view?usp=sharing

77. Professional Circle - ELL's in the Library

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 11/20/2017

On October 11, 2017 Heather Parris-Fitzpatrick will present a workshop "ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners". This collegial circle will be a follow-up to that workshop. Share what you learned and how you have put it into practice. If you were not able to attend the original workshop; but would like to share and learn, please join us. All are welcome to discuss this important topic and gain new insights.
These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to “do it again” with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not “how to use the modules as supplementary information” but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The “new” more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about “circles” -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing

79. Differentiated Instruction Institute presented by Diane Ripple

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 11/29/2017

This workshop will teach the necessary tools for meeting the needs, capacities and skills of the diverse learners in the K-12 classroom. 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_iLEUVVZbTFPSUR1VVU/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing
Long Island School Districts have millions of dollars invested in various fixed and portable resources: -textbooks, -1:1 devices, -e-textbooks, -band instruments, etc. Many of these resources circulate amongst schools, teachers and students with a number of them ending up lost or misplaced. More than ever schools have increased reporting responsibility for resources without a good way to manage them. Destiny Resource Manager is a K-12 solution that allows you to efficiently manage and report on your key district resources ensuring the most value for your budget investment. Join Follett for a Knowledge Share session on how to create accountability for your assets. We will provide an engaging session with a Panera Lunch. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVnBGSUhvV3J5TGc/view?usp=sharing

82. SETC: COURSE 2: GRADUATE PROGRAM LEADING TO DUAL CERTIFICATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 11/29/2017 to 1/24/2018

New
COURSE 2: CBSE 7676T: LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENT with SPECIAL NEEDS Approaches to the design, management and evaluation of optimal learning environments. Review of methods, including behavior management, crisis intervention, group process, positive social interaction skills, and peer mediation, Case studies in diverse settings as a basis for analysis, discussion, and interpretation of behavior within and across cultures, Development of a reflective approach to teaching and problem solving.
Knowing how to manage one’s time, materials, and emotions to learn and achieve goals is important for every student. Without well-developed Executive Function skills, students are less prepared to demonstrate the knowledge they may have acquired. This workshop will help teachers, guidance counselors and school psychologists understand the full range of impact Executive Function skills have on learning and behavior. Upon completing this program, they will be able to: -Have a functional understanding of what Executive Function skills are and what performance can be expected at different learning levels -How to assess and identify lagging skills for the purpose of direct and immediate support -Identify subtle changes in both teaching methods and the classroom structure can positively support students at all levels of Executive Function skill development -Learn techniques to help students utilize SMART goals and develop appropriate strategies to visualize the sequence and steps necessary for achieving their goals This workshop will be full of practical tips, tools and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into every day teaching and across curriculum. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEaWp0TWx3TFE4Wmc/view?usp=sharing

84. ELA Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Carol Varsalona

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/11/2017

Join the 2017-18 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 28, 2017, December 11, 2017 and May 7, 2018, 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. 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. Consortium Membership Available -Participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend ELA related workshops -1 customized professional development workshop held on site -Ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLENXFWTDJ2YTRXcDA/view?usp=sharing

85. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 12/15/2017

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing
This series of workshops is geared for the Special Education teacher who needs to know Algebra I. We will use the NYS modules as the basis for instruction, but even if the modules are not your primary resource for instruction, you will still get a good foundation of all the Common Core Algebra I standards. In addition to learning the math, you will learn how to use the graphing calculator to aid instruction. Day 4: Polynomial & quadratic expressions, equations & functions – December 20, 2017 This session will focus on solving quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and using the quadratic formula. We will look at what these solutions mean in terms of the problem presented. Modeling will be incorporated throughout. Cubic functions will also be graphed. Please bring a graphing calculator If you want the module in front of you, bring your own device. All other materials will be supplied. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEVWZDV3lCNnhYUkU/view?usp=sharing

87. Professional Circle - Booktalking Tips and Tricks

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/16/2018

Back by popular demand, Annmarie Jenkins, will share suggestions for how to give an effective booktalk that will hook students. In addition she will discuss how to create book trailers. Bring books that you have (or would like to) booktalk. Practice and get feedback. Share book trailers that you have created.

88. School Library System Council

Program: School Library System

Audience: Appointed members of the School Library System

Dates: 1/17/2018

Meeting to recommend policy; do long-range and short-range planning; and evaluate the School Library System's services.
These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to “do it again” with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not “how to use the modules as supplementary information” but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The “new” more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about “circles” -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing
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. Consortium Membership Available For ALL Districts participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend science related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact rallen@wsboces.org or dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEZVFCaDlEemNlMG8/view?usp=sharing

92. FactCite training workshop

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 1/31/2018

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

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

Program: Suffolks Edge Teachers Center

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

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

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

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 2/6/2018

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

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

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 2/6/2018

On December 14, 2017 Dr. Vincent Livoti will present a workshop on this topic. This collegial circle is intended to be a follow up to that workshop. Share what you learned and how you put it into practice in your library. If you were unable to attend the original workshop, join us to learn and share on this important topic.
Feel the need to connect with Social Studies leaders in other districts? The opportunity is at hand. Come meet with your counterparts in other school districts at Western Suffolk BOCES. The following meetings are designed for lead teachers, coordinators and directors who have the responsibility of Social Studies supervision in their building or district. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEenMxNEV3WU83X00/view?usp=sharing
These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to “do it again” with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not “how to use the modules as supplementary information” but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The “new” more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about “circles” -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing

98. Math Coordinator Network Meeting presented by Mindy LiBassi

Program: Professional Development

Dates: 3/1/2018

These meetings are designed for coordinators, directors and administrators who have the responsibility of math supervision in their buildings or school districts. The latest information from Albany will be discussed, local vendors will do brief presentations and information will be shared. Breakfast will be provided. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow supervisors. Consortium Membership Available participation for up to 25 district teachers to attend math related workshops, 1 customized professional development workshop held on site, ongoing updates and technical assistance from consortium coordinator Please contact Mindy LiBassi mlibassi@wsboces.org or Debbi Maxwell dmaxwell@wsboces.org for further information. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLESnZYN3J3TUVVaHM/view?usp=sharing

99. News Literacy & the Fight Against Fake News

Program: School Library System

Audience: SLS Liaisons and School Library Media Specialists

Dates: 3/6/2018

Never before has the need for News Literacy been more urgent. As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire and advertising that often masquerades as credible journalism, it is becoming more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. This workshop will provide an overview of the challenges we face, review key News Literacy lessons, and discuss methods of teaching News Literacy on a variety of platforms that will help students find reliable information on which they can act with confidence. Presented by Jonathan Anzalone, PhD, Asst. Dir. of the Center for News Literacy, Stony Brook University. NOTE: THIS DAY WILL BE HELD AT STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY. IT WILL BEGIN WITH A LIAISONS BUSINESS MEETING.
These sessions are about reviewing (learning) the mathematical concepts, formulas and theorems contained in the modules for Geometry in How to Implement the Story of Functions (EngageNY). Last year was the first running of this session resulting in the request to “do it again” with more detail and individuality. We are seeking a mix of returning teachers and some new candidates. This session is not “how to use the modules as supplementary information” but instead, allows teachers the opportunity to re-think some of the ways they learned geometry and how the new curriculum might develop new techniques. Topics to be included: -The “new” more intuitive proof -Fluency -Why so many constructions? -Represent transformations in the plane using, e.g., transparencies and geometry software. Given a geometric figure and a rotation, reflection, or translation, draw the transformed figure using, e.g., graph paper, tracing paper, or geometry software. Specify a sequence of transformations that will carry a given figure onto another. -New names for old theorems -Modeling with Geometry -What to do about “circles” -Any new additions to the Geometry curriculum in the Story of Functions Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEUUZ4SEowS1I4VEE/view?usp=sharing
These meetings, facilitated by Renee Allen, Program Administrator for Curriculum and Instruction, are designed for district technology coordinators, building and central office administrators. Participants discuss technology integration, best practices in professional development and district concerns. An agenda is set for each meeting and will include topics of interest submitted by component districts. Flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_5Dunwt_iLEYVo1OHRqOGNHc0E/view?usp=sharing