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Noteworthy News

  • Engaging Young Leaders Workshop Sparks Minds

    Author Isabel Beck, the author of “Bringing Words to Life,” met with administrators and their teams to explore research-based instruction about connecting with young learners by using diverse instructional strategies.

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  • Threat Assessment Team workshop set for Monday

    School district officials and others responsible for developing safety and emergency response plans will attend a Threat Assessment Team Workshop Monday, April 16, at Southern Westchester BOCES training center in Harrison.

    This workshop will cover a multitude of questions. What do we really mean by threat assessment? How is a threat assessment conducted? Will I be prepared?

    Hosted by Sgt. Amery Bernhardt of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety and SWBOCES Supervisor of Safety and Facilities Brandon Cruz, this event will present a practical toolkit for assembling a Threat Assessment team.

    The workshop is already at maximum enrollment, with 65 participants registered. Future such workshops are already in discussion to accommodate demand.

    Participants will receive guidance on how to assess threats as a team while also focusing on the importance of communication among schools, students, faculty, and law enforcement. Practical scenarios throughout the program will help participants attain crucial threat assessment skills.

    In many cases information about a threat has been made known prior to it even happening, said Cruz, who coordinates professional development programs for SWBOCES centers and component districts.

    “We want to help people start making the connections beforehand,” he said. “Here at Southern Westchester BOCES we are being proactive on this rising issue.”

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  • Join SWBOCES for our Leadership Workshops

    Great Teachers and Leaders - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers - March 7, 2018
    Great Teachers and Leaders - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers - May 15, 2018

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  • Upcoming Professional Development Workshops

    Check out our workshops, offerings and collaborations.

    Instructional Leadership Forums in ELA, Social Studies, Science, Math, The Arts and World Languages

    Dr. Isabel L. Beck is coming to the PD Center on April 20, 2018

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  • Scholarships, networking with lawmakers make for memorable conference

    Five Hudson Valley students were awarded $3,650 in scholarships at the annual Puerto Rican/Hispanic Youth Leadership Institute conference in Albany last month.

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A Chat with Steve Tibbetts about BOCES Aid