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Upcoming Workshops

  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

    This program will satisfy the NYSED requirement for 6 hours of training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention for any new certificate or license.

    This training will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those acts based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
    The training will also address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias and aggression in educational settings.

    Please register in MLP:  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=12439&I=2436790

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  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset in the Reader's Workshop Grades 3-5 - ELA

    Literacy: A growth mindset is the belief that one’s abilities can be developed with hard work and effort. This belief can benefit young readers by helping them view challenges as opportunities for growth and inspire them to take charge of their learning. In this workshop, we will explore how to foster a growth mindset within your students through incorporating specific language and practices into your reader’s workshop. The focus will be on developing a growth mindset in individual students through conducting compliment conferences, supporting students in goal setting, and observing students through a strengths based lens, an in-depth exploration of small group structures you can put in place to facilitate collaboration and growth mindset based conversations among your students and an introduction to several routines and resources you can incorporate into the reader’s workshop that will get student thinking, writing, and talking in ways that promote a growth mindset.

    Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2610946&D=12439

     

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  • Making the Changes in Elementary Social Studies: Examining the Framework, Toolkit, and Regents Exams for applications to Grades K-5.

    The Social Studies Frameworks were revised in February of 2017. This workshop will focus on changes in curriculum, instruction and assessment as it applies to grades K-5. Elementary students need to begin to develop the skills to not only comprehend but also analyze and evaluate primary and secondary sources, both text and non-text.

    Participants will concentrate on examining the NYS Social Studies Toolkit and learn how to integrate the inquiry-based model into the elementary classroom. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to closely examine grade level inquiries relating to their present assignment and develop strategies for immediate implementation. Each session will provide time for teachers to plan collaboratively to create document-based inquiry learning experiences that will provide their students with opportunities to develop conceptual understandings as well as acquire specific social studies skills and practices.

    Please register in MLP:  https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2556193&D=12439

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  • How to Better Offer Integrated Speech & Language Therapy

    The workshop is intended to offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) an opportunity to explore how to improve their integrated speech and language practices. Participants will use the 3-tier framework, co-teaching models, and curriculum-relevant therapy components to guide their conversations. Participants will engage in mock scenarios to practice some of the strategies offered. 

    Please register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2551407&D=12439

     

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  • Observing Student Readers: Gathering Information to Drive Instruction Grades K-2 - ELA

    Literacy: Observing readers provides teachers with an opportunity to learn about students’ strengths, habits, and attitudes. Observations are often guided by checklists and tables to assess particular skills, but attempting to fit a student into a checklist often distracts us from seeing what the reader is actually doing. This workshop will explore how taking a holistic, strengths-based approach to observation, can help you better understand your students’ reading process and identify areas for growth and development. Furthermore, you will learn how information gleaned from observations can serve as a springboard for differentiated small group and individualized instruction.

    Please Register in MLP: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?I=2443512&D=12439

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Noteworthy News

  • Watch: Who we are and what we do

    Watch our new video and learn more about the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support and the School Library System.

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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

    AP World History: Assessment and Instructional Shifts
    The Mindful Teacher: Cultivating Resilience in Ourselves as Teachers
    Cultivating a Growth Mindset in the Reader's Workshop K-2
    Motivating Yearlong Vocabulary Experiences

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  • Join Us for Administrator Thinking Sessions

    These lunch-and-learn sessions are free to our component district administrators. Monthly topics, informed by our partners in the field, are e-mailed out prior to the sessions. Administrators are invited to bring their lunch and engage in a targeted learning experience that provides a shared platform for navigating current challenges. 

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  • Join SWBOCES for our Leadership Workshops

    From Compliance to Commitment - Principal Evaluator Training for administrators previously certified as principal evaluators - December 8, 2017
    The Mindful School Leader: Cultivating Inner Resilience in Ourselves as Leaders - December 8, 2017
    Great Teachers and Leaders - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers - January 17, 2018
    From Compliance to Commitment - Principal Evaluator Training for administrators previously certified as principal evaluators - February 6, 2018
    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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  • Welcome Brandon A. Cruz

    Mr. Cruz joined us recently as Supervisor of School Safety and Facilities, assists the centers of Southern Westchester BOCES and its 32 component districts with training, safety planning and keeping abreast of the latest mandates and industry knowledge.

    “I feel rejuvenated here,” said Mr. Cruz. “It’s a breath of fresh air. I’m very happy to be here. I want people to see that I’m putting in good, innovative work and am bringing new life to this area.”

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  • IDE Partnering with SW BOCES

    The Center for Professional Development is now partnering with Innovative Design for Education, the educational consultant group founded by Dr. Nancy Sulla, renowned author of Students Taking Charge and It's Not What You Teach But How.   IDE is also available for coaching and in-district consultations. The following sessions are planned for 2017-2018.

    Building Executive Function Through the NYS Science Learning Standards Crosscutting Concepts - November 16, 2017

    Supporting Struggling Learning: The Executive Function Lens - December 5, 2017

    IDE Informational Session with Dan Gross - December 5, 2017 3:30-5:30

    Designing an Authentic Problem Based Learning Unit - Starting January 9, 2018

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  • Dr. Darby to be honored Oct. 7 as 'Woman of Distinction'

    Dr. Michele Darby will be honored at a Woman of Distinction awards luncheon hosted Saturday,  Oct. 7, by state Assemblyman Edward Ra.

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  • Dr. Michele Darby Named P.D. Assistant Director

    Dr. Michele Darby became the assistant director of professional development at Southern Westchester BOCES in July. She joined a strong team that plans and implements professional development and learning for SWBOCES’ 32 component districts. Read more in link.

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  • The 2017-2018 Professional Development Catalog is out!

    The 2017-2018 Professional Learning Services Catalog from the Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support is out. If you haven't seen a hard copy at your school yet, view or download it now. Jumpstart your professional learning now!

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