Upcoming Professional Learning Events

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

    Restorative Practices Training for Students in Temporary Housing Program

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    Facilitator: Lori DeCarlo of Restorative Edge Consulting

    Please note that this training is limited to personnel who work with McKinney-Vento students and are approved to attend by SWBOCES's Students in Temporary Housing Program. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to attend, please contact Adam Weinstock (aweinstock@swboces.org).

    Lori will lead this interactive series to provide training to school leaders and program staff in the use of restorative practices designed to respond to the needs of youth affected by homelessness, trauma, loss, and other complex emotional challenges.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

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

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    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

    Book Talk: We didn't learn math this way!

    Register here.

    Instructor: Peggy Golden

    Golden is the co-author of a new book We Didn't Learn Math This Way: A K-5 Guide For The Confused Adult. Joined by co-author Tricia Salerno and illustrator Emma Tipping, each session will include Q & A with the book team.

    The book examines math concepts and how these concepts are taught today. Additionally, the book explores how strategies introduced in lower grades impact curricula at higher grades. This information may be lost on teachers familiar only with their assigned grade(s), and certainly unfamiliar to most family members.

    Session 1 will examine the Make a Ten and Take from Ten strategies, an addition/subtraction strategy required by NYS standards and introduced in kindergarten.

    Session 2 will concentrate on the sequence of skills found in the book that examine the addition and subtraction of fractions.

    Session 3 will focus on the sequence of skills used to multiply and divide fractions. The session will be useful to teachers in all grade levels because we will discuss the similarities of teaching fraction skills to other math skills taught in lower grades.

    Participants need not attend all sessions. Having read the book will be beneficial, but not essential for this book talk.

     

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    Social-Emotional Learning in Physical Education PE/HE CONSORTIUM

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    Social Emotional Learning has long been part of physical education, but in 2024 it is at the forefront nationwide. Physical education is uniquely ready to adapt previous lessons in cooperative games, adventure, and team building to fully embrace a national movement into SEL. In this session, participants will explore key concepts related to SEL, growth mindset, empathy, grouping, classroom climate, and managing the body-mind connection across the age span. The session will engage participants in CASEL's SEL Framework, making connections to PE standards, planning to integrate SEL with existing best practices in PE, and discussing how to assess for SEL objectives in your physical education setting.

     

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

    REPEAT SESSION NYSED Literacy Briefs: A deeper dive into pedagogy and practice 5-12

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    In support of NYS Literacy Initiative and following up on the release of the NYSED PK-12 Literacy Briefs on January 10th, participants will have the opportunity to take a more focused look and deeper dive into the 7 Literacy briefs, with a focus on putting pedagogy into practice specific to the Science of Reading. Participants will engage in strengthening their core knowledge base within each of the briefs, while

    We are encouraging schools to send either teams or small groups to engage in this work.

    There is no requirement to have attended the initial brief session to participate in this one!

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

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

    Register here

    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.

     

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

    REPEAT SESSION NYSED Literacy Briefs: A deeper dive into pedagogy and practice PK-6

    Register here

    In support of NYS Literacy Initiative and following up on the release of the NYSED PK-12 Literacy Briefs on January 10th, participants will have the opportunity to take a more focused look and deeper dive into the 7 Literacy briefs, with a focus on putting pedagogy into practice specific to the Science of Reading. Participants will engage in strengthening their core knowledge base within each of the briefs, while

    We are encouraging schools to send either teams or small groups to engage in this work.

    There is no requirement to have attended the initial brief session to participate in this one!

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • 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.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • 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. For questions regarding this activity, please contact aprice-gordon@swboces.org.

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

    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

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    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® provides your staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations that may involve more challenging behaviors. NCI™ training is designed to help you achieve compliance with current legislative initiatives and best practices.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    Book Talk: We didn't learn math this way!

    Register here.

    Instructor: Peggy Golden

    Golden is the co-author of a new book We Didn't Learn Math This Way: A K-5 Guide For The Confused Adult. Joined by co-author Tricia Salerno and illustrator Emma Tipping, each session will include Q & A with the book team.

    The book examines math concepts and how these concepts are taught today. Additionally, the book explores how strategies introduced in lower grades impact curricula at higher grades. This information may be lost on teachers familiar only with their assigned grade(s), and certainly unfamiliar to most family members.

    Session 1 will examine the Make a Ten and Take from Ten strategies, an addition/subtraction strategy required by NYS standards and introduced in kindergarten.

    Session 2 will concentrate on the sequence of skills found in the book that examine the addition and subtraction of fractions.

    Session 3 will focus on the sequence of skills used to multiply and divide fractions. The session will be useful to teachers in all grade levels because we will discuss the similarities of teaching fraction skills to other math skills taught in lower grades.

    Participants need not attend all sessions. Having read the book will be beneficial, but not essential for this book talk.

     

     

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

    SLS SORA Training and Support: How to get the most from your digital collection

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    The Digital Library Advisory Board, consisting of visionary representatives from member school libraries, guides our consortium platform for eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines. This board provides input to the School Library System related to platform settings, collection development guidelines, curation of specialized collections, and professional learning opportunities related to digital reading. Consortium members will be Immersed in dynamic discussions, share inspiring ideas, and learn practical strategies to gain insights into the transformative power of the digital library. Please note that the morning will primarily focus on collective decision making and the afternoon will focus on professional learning.

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

    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    Register here

    Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® provides your staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations that may involve more challenging behaviors. NCI™ training is designed to help you achieve compliance with current legislative initiatives and best practices.

     

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

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

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  • via Zoom

    PE/HE Consortium - Erin's Law

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    Instructor: Mike Gulino

    In August 2019, New York State became the 37th state to sign Erin's Law into legislation. New York State requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

    During this session, participants will:
    1. Deepen their understanding of the law and its implications for staff and students
    2. Share best practices
    3. Learn and discuss current platforms that students are using

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

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

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    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 Informational Writing Text Type NGLS writing standards, including:

    - The difference between text types and genres
    - How to vary the informational 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.

     

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

    Digging Deeper into the NGLS Writing Standards for Informational Writing (Grades 3-5)

    Register through My Learning Plan here.

    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 Informational Writing Text Type NGLS writing standards, including:

    - The difference between text types and genres
    - How to vary the informational 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.

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

    SLS: Media Literacy

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  • via Zoom

    Book Talk: We didn't learn math this way!

    Register here.

    Instructor: Peggy Golden

    Golden is the co-author of a new book We Didn't Learn Math This Way: A K-5 Guide For The Confused Adult. Joined by co-author Tricia Salerno and illustrator Emma Tipping, each session will include Q & A with the book team.

    The book examines math concepts and how these concepts are taught today. Additionally, the book explores how strategies introduced in lower grades impact curricula at higher grades. This information may be lost on teachers familiar only with their assigned grade(s), and certainly unfamiliar to most family members.

    Session 1 will examine the Make a Ten and Take from Ten strategies, an addition/subtraction strategy required by NYS standards and introduced in kindergarten.

    Session 2 will concentrate on the sequence of skills found in the book that examine the addition and subtraction of fractions.

    Session 3 will focus on the sequence of skills used to multiply and divide fractions. The session will be useful to teachers in all grade levels because we will discuss the similarities of teaching fraction skills to other math skills taught in lower grades.

    Participants need not attend all sessions. Having read the book will be beneficial, but not essential for this book talk.

     

     

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

    Health Education Hot Topics PE/HE CONSORTIUM

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    Instructor: Mike Gulino

    The priority to support physical and mental health of our students is at an all-time high. This full day workshop will explore emerging health education topics related to youth well-being, as well as corresponding teaching strategies for revising and updating health curriculum and instruction.

     

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
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