Upcoming Professional Development Events

  • PD Series: Data Study for Equitable Schools

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Without knowing where we are, knowing where to go seems impossible. In this PD Series, you will engage with the Data Wise process and learn ways to use assessment data to move towards equitable access and outcomes. Administrators and teacher leaders will have the opportunity to consider the process and bring ideas to teacher teams to improve teaching and learning for all students.

    By the end of this series, you will:
    Understand the three phases of the Data Wise process.
    Engage in protocols to support continuous learning.
    Develop a plan for developing a culture for data study at your school.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Mentor Texts to Promote Social Justice and Culturally Responsive Teaching (Grades 3-6)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    In order for students to feel valued in our classrooms, they must be represented in the books we share with them. Whether it is the characters on the pages of our read alouds, the families, cultures, and settings represented in our novels, or the author's experiences that inspire the picture books we share, our students need to feel represented and heard. Mentor texts can be more than simply books we use to teach writing strategies and skills. These texts can also be springboards into discussing the issues of our time with the students who sit before us, looking for ways to make a change for peace and justice.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Shorts: Bias Busting Workshop

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    During this PD Short, participants will deepen their understanding of implicit bias and learn how one's personal and cultural experiences can affect one's ability to teach and lead. Tools will be shared to allow participants to deeply reflect upon issues of bias and how to begin to teach and lead with a focus on equity.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Celebrating our Learners: Inquiry-Driven Leadership Development of School Librarians

    Click here to Register through My Learning Plan. 

     

    This series of four online workshops is designed to engage school librarians in an inquiry-driven process of rethinking their programs to respond to their own and their students' experiences during the pandemic year of 2020-2021. Through this series, librarians will be able to change the narrative from deficit-based (what students lost during the pandemic) to strengths-based (what capacities and attitudes students developed during the pandemic). Librarian/Teacher teams will develop leadership skills and learn to redesign their library learning experiences to capitalize on students' new strengths and foster a culture and instructional program that lead to independent learning and student agency.

    Dates & Time

    8:30am-11:30am

    December 9, January 20, February 4, March 7


    Networking Session
    A series of four virtual after-school networking sessions that support the development of skills and strategies to gather, analyze, and share information, and offer an opportunity to share and get feedback from your colleagues. These sessions are optional based on your needs.

    Dates & Time

    3:15pm-5:15pm

    January 5, January 27, February 8, March 15

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Curriculum Council Meeting

    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

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Curriculum Council Meeting

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    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

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    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
  • 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

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Curriculum Council Meeting

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation, including a focus on evidence-based observation. Considerations for Teachers of Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners will be explored. Participants will develop an understanding of APPR components and Independent Evaluators. Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
View Monthly Calendar

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