Upcoming Professional Learning Events

  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Advancing Reading Engagement & Comprehension in Middle & High School Classrooms (Aligned to NYS Literacy Briefs)

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    Instructor: Adam Weinstock

    While students are often expected to comprehend texts in their middle and high school classes, even students who can name every word may not be reading actively or making sense of the texts they're given.

    How do we support students' engagement with text and reading comprehension across content areas in secondary classrooms, in alignment with the Science of Reading?

    This session will share and engage participants in strategies that help students think more deeply both about how and what they read, from think-alouds and metacognitive reflection to visible thinking routines and protocols for activating reading strategies.

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  • via Zoom

    Secondary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

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    Instructor: Dr. Hope Weinberg

    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

     

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  • via Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

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  • via Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    The Science of Reading: Pedagogy into Practice Book Club

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    Instructor: Dr. Hope Weinberg

    In an effort to school ourselves, we need to engage in deep learning about the body of research known as the Science of Reading. (The Reading League, 2022)

    Together, let's explore how to make small changes that have a big impact on our students. In the book 7 Mighty Moves: Research-backed, Classroom-Tested Strategies to Ensure K-3 Reading Success By: Lindsay Kemeny, we will explore seven ways K-3 teachers can modify what they are currently doing to transform their reading instruction with strategies connected to the Science of Reading.

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  • Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

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    This series is for continuing administrators who will be evaluating teachers and have previously completed the initial Lead Evaluator certification training; the training can be used by districts as evidence for recertification. Participants will develop skills in evidence-based observation and feedback, as well as thoughtful coaching conversations that promote teacher reflection, in order to support improved instructional practice and professional growth. Using a lens of equity in the evaluation process will be discussed, and APPR updates from the state will be shared during the training.

    During the sessions, participants should have access to a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

     

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  • The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy: Orton Gillingham Educator Training

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    Offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, Classroom Educator Training introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. Attendance at all sessions is required. Materials will be included. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the course.

     

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

    Register here.

    This series is for continuing administrators who will be evaluating teachers and have previously completed the initial Lead Evaluator certification training; the training can be used by districts as evidence for recertification. Participants will develop skills in evidence-based observation and feedback, as well as thoughtful coaching conversations that promote teacher reflection, in order to support improved instructional practice and professional growth. Using a lens of equity in the evaluation process will be discussed, and APPR updates from the state will be shared during the training.

    During the sessions, participants should have access to a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy: Orton Gillingham Educator Training

    Register here

     

    Offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, Classroom Educator Training introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. Attendance at all sessions is required. Materials will be included. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the course.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

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    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 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to participate in the Refresher Training. You must attend all sessions. 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.

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  • via Zoom

    Suicide Safety for Teachers and School Staff

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    Suicide Safety for Teachers (SST) is one of a series of school-based suicide prevention offerings of the Suicide Prevention Center of New York (SPCNY) funded through the New York State Office of Mental Health. This training is designed to meet the most basic awareness needs of school staff.

    SST Training Objectives:
    •Review the importance of suicide prevention
    •Describe Characteristics of at-risk students
    •Outline educators' limited but critical role
    •Clarify building referral procedures
    •Identify school & community resources.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy: Orton Gillingham Educator Training

    Register here

     

    Offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, Classroom Educator Training introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. Attendance at all sessions is required. Materials will be included. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the course.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy: Orton Gillingham Educator Training

    Register here

     

    Offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, Classroom Educator Training introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. Attendance at all sessions is required. Materials will be included. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the course.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy: Orton Gillingham Educator Training

    Register here

     

    Offered through the Rose Institute for Learning and Literacy, Classroom Educator Training introduces participants to the fundamental elements of an Orton-Gillingham based approach characterized by explicit teaching of foundational literacy skills. The course includes an introduction to phonology and basic phonics, and focuses on instruction to promote fluency, vocabulary acquisition, and an understanding of the structure of the language. The content includes information on dyslexia and language-based learning disabilities, strategies for multisensory instruction, using assessment results for small/large group lessons, and planning an Orton-Gillingham lesson. The scientifically based methodology is explicit, interactive, diagnostic, multisensory, and integrated. The course is designed for general and special-education teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, and speech and reading specialists, and is recommended for instructional assistants and tutors.

    Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of course completion from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practioners and Educators. Attendance at all sessions is required. Materials will be included. A Zoom link will be provided prior to the start of the course.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    SLS Council Meeting

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    The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

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  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    Quarterly meetings for SLS Communication Coordinators as mandated in NY State Education Law 90.18. Communications Coordinators are informed on topics such as New York State Education Department updates, technology, and Information Fluency Skills. Professional development is provided on current issues with the expectation that it is shared with other school librarians in district.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Register here

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. The structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course addresses New York State's nine requirements for lead evaluator training and can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer Evaluators, and Independent Evaluators.

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  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Culturally Responsiveness & Equity in Health Education PE/HE CONS

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Register here

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. The structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course addresses New York State's nine requirements for lead evaluator training and can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer Evaluators, and Independent Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Digging Deeper into the NGLS Writing Standards for Narrative Writing (Grades K-2)

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    Instructor: Sarah Cordova

    Would you like to deepen writing instruction for your students, while ensuring you are crafting lessons aligned with the NGLS? Join Sarah Cordova, National Literacy Consultant, to explore the ins and outs of the Narrative Writing Text Type NGLS writing standards, including:

    - The difference between text types and genres
    - How to vary the narrative genres and strategies across grades
    - The power and purpose of mentor texts

    During the session, you will have time to work with colleagues browsing new mentor texts, to develop specific mini lessons that can be incorporated into your writing instruction immediately.

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The 5th Annual DEI Summer Institute - July 15-18th


 

 

 






The Center for Professional Learning & Curriculum Support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Institute
provides educators, administrators, and community leaders from 32 component districts in our region with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to create inclusive environments. Institute attendees will receive practical strategies for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into educational practices. The learning opportunities encourage dialogue and collaboration among educators and community stakeholders, empowering participants to enact meaningful change within their districts and communities.