Upcoming Professional Development Events

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved in a crisis. Teachers and support staff will explore a range of "risk behaviors" and practice appropriate de-escalation strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on three separate half days. You must attend the three half-days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved in a crisis. Teachers and support staff will explore a range of "risk behaviors" and practice appropriate de-escalation strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on three separate half days. You must attend the three half-days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Marvelous Math Teaching Models

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Considering the disruption in education students have experienced over the last two school years, it is essential for teachers of mathematics to plan using high-leverage teaching practices that will accelerate learning. In this PD Short, participants will consider strategies for personalizing learning to celebrate the successes and meet the needs of each student.

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  • Curriculum Council Meeting

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  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety and security of all involved in a crisis. Teachers and support staff will explore a range of "risk behaviors" and practice appropriate de-escalation strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on three separate half days. You must attend the three half-days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Leading Leaders: Initial Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid Course)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    This is the initial course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this four-part session, we will:

    -build a foundation for principal evaluation through the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -explore the use of school visits and related evidence gathering practices,
    -discuss aligning supervision and evaluation to district and NYSED initiatives,
    -shift evaluation from a compliance activity to a professional growth opportunity, and
    -emphasize developmental feedback for continuous growth.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Leading Leaders: Recertification Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2021-2022 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    There is tremendous opportunity during the observation cycle to promote reflective practitioners and focus on improved student outcomes. Participants will continue to develop their skills in providing evidence-based feedback during the observation cycle and will review the required components of APPR, while exploring recent updates to APPR regulations. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

    This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will observing teachers and and have previously completed the initial evaluation certification training. Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Leaders' Network

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This Network will support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and DEI point-personnel across our region. As the DEI point person for your school/district, we invite you to meet with DEI Leader colleagues to collaborative on DEI policy, strategic planning, and implementation; engage in turnkey DEI focused professional development; learn from experts; and explore DEI resources for student and adult learners.
    Specifically, as a member of the DEI Leaders' Network you will:

    • Consider the questions, is my school/district equitable? and How do I know?, and respond with evidence

    • Deepen your understanding of the NYSED DEI policy and the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Frameworks

    • Develop your entry plan as DEI leader for your school/district

    • Identify district/school informed goals/outcomes for your role and your DEI work

    • Learn about Equity Visits and host one

    • Explore ways to effectively engage stakeholder groups in your school/district's DEI work; plan, engage, and share with the network

    • Select and adopt curriculum frameworks to examine exciting curriculum and, where needed, make recommendations to teaching colleagues to embed DEI in day-to-day teaching and learning

    • Examine, practice, and implement research-based data collection and data study protocols

    • Design and share your DEI plan

    • Identify and contribute to Network resources and co-construct priorities

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  • School Violence Intervention And Prevention Course

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    School violence is a significant public health issue and a harsh reality that educators face in the United States. School violence prevention is a top priority of policymakers nationwide. Education Law in New York State requires that certain individuals seeking licensure are required to complete two hours of training in school violence prevention and intervention. Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
    *Identify the goal of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation.
    *Discuss how the components of the SAVE legislation interface in the prevention of violence in schools.
    *Describe how educational, legal/regulatory, and environmental domains promote school safety within the SAVE legislation.
    *Describe how the Public Health model relates to school violence prevention and intervention.
    *Discuss risk and protective factors related to school violence
    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    There is tremendous opportunity during the observation cycle to promote reflective practitioners and focus on improved student outcomes. Participants will continue to develop their skills in providing evidence-based feedback during the observation cycle and will review the required components of APPR, while exploring recent updates to APPR regulations. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

    This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will observing teachers and and have previously completed the initial evaluation certification training. Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Shorts: Math Routines to Promote Discourse

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Language and talk are not simply reserved for the ELA class. Promoting discourse in math classrooms is critical as it builds mathematical thinking, deepens conceptual understanding, and helps teachers assess students in productive and formative ways. In this PD Short, you will learn daily math openers to plan, initiate, and orchestrate student discourse and build mathematical thinking.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Leading Leaders: Recertification Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2021-2022 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher is designed to help improve your understanding of key program concepts, enhance your skills and provide strategies to apply the information to workplace realities. Only participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to participate in the Refresher Training. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on two separate half days. You must attend the two days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a part- ner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Scaffolding Strategies for English Language Learners

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    Most English Language Learners (ELLs) spend the majority of their day in fully-English speaking classrooms. It is critical for students learning English to obtain comprehensible input from their teachers and understand the message being conveyed. It is even more important, when students are experiencing a blended learning model, that ELLs are afforded equal access to instruction that supports language and academic development. Scaffolds are temporary frameworks put in place to give students a supportive learning environment, both in-person and virtual while learning English. During this session, participants will learn several scaffolding strategies to ensure ELLs gain access to the curriculum.

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  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    The Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher is designed to help improve your understanding of key program concepts, enhance your skills and provide strategies to apply the information to workplace realities. Only participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to participate in the Refresher Training. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on two separate half days. You must attend the two days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a part- ner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Leading Leaders: Recertification Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2021-2022 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • DASA Coordinator Course

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect July 1, 2012 and was amended, effective July 1, 2013. This training is designed to review the requirements as outlined in the law and focus on implementation issues and best practices. Participants will:

    • Review the law, definitions and requirements of the Dignity Act
    • Share best practices and lessons learned
    • Raise awareness and sensitivity to the effects of bullying, harassment and discrimination
    • Identify strategies for prevention and intervention
    • Examine investigative practices

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Teaching in Remote/Hybrid Learning Environments (TRLE) Grant

The Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant was developed to support educators in creating innovative practices to respond to and address the challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis.  New York State was one of 11 states awarded funds under this grant competition.  Southern Westchester BOCES, in partnership with LHRIC, Rockland BOCES, and Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES applied for funding through the Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant with the plan to provide educators professional learning opportunities to support in implementing high-quality and effective practices in remote/hybrid teaching and learning in order to lead to success for all students.

Click here to learn more about the TRLE Grant.

 

Coronavirus Resources Page

 Southern Westchester BOCES has been assembling and sharing reliable resources about the COVID-19 outbreak since January 2020. In response to the rapidly changing situation, coupled with requests from our districts, we have created this COVID-19 Resource Page. This continuously updated repository provides information and guidance from medical professionals and public health officials, curated to inform and protect the health and safety of our community.

     Brandon Cruz
     Supervisor of School Safety & Facilities
     (914) 345-8500, Ext. 3167
     bcruz@swboces.org