Upcoming Professional Learning Events

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    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. You must attend all session. 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.

    Fee:
    $425 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $495 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Council Meeting

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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.

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

    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. You must attend all session. 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.

    Fee:
    $425 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $495 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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
  • CPI Yorktown Day 2 of 2

    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. You must attend all session. 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.

    Fee:
    $425 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $495 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date

    *If you would like to schedule a training in YOUR DISTRICT, please email bcruz@swboces.org.*

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Conferring with Writers (ZOOM)

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    It is just as essential that teachers know their students well throughout the school year, as they continue to grow as writers. During this PD Short, teachers will engage with and understand how to conduct frequent, targeted individual writing conferences enabling them to gather critical information about student learning to inform instruction.

    By the end of this session, participants will:
    - Learn a structure for conducting strong writing conferences
    - Develop a writing conference toolbox

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Authentically Embedding SEL into Literacy Instruction (ZOOM)

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    In the literacy classroom, social emotional learning can be infused into every aspect of instruction.

    This workshop will review the key components of social emotional learning using the CASEL competencies and explore several instructional strategies that will allow students to develop their own social emotional skill set, cultivate empathy, and engage in self-reflection.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: 3-Act Math Tasks (ZOOM)

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    Looking for a way to engage your students in mathematics authentically?

    Developed by Dan Meyer, 3-Act Math Tasks are rooted in storytelling and highlight the "conflict” in a real-world mathematical situation and draw on students' innate curiosity to collaborate on a solution.

    In this session we will:
    -Define what 3-Act Task Math is
    -Engage in a 3-Act Math Tasks ourselves
    -Explore techniques to promote student thinking
    -Share resources to start this work immediately

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org.For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Universal Design for Learning: A Focus on Engagement (ZOOM)

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    In order for students to become purposeful and motivated learners, we must provide them with opportunities for engagement and belonging.
    During this PD Short, you will explore Engagement using the UDL framework and consider specific strategies for investing all students in learning.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org. For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Embedding Culturally Responsive Local Primary Sources into Social Studies Lessons (ZOOM)

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    Looking for a way to engage your students in history with local primary sources?

    In this session we will:
    -Examine the role of primary sources within the Social Studies Framework
    -Collaborate on lesson ideas that attend to the Seal of Civic Readiness
    -Explore techniques to promote student thinking
    -Share local primary resource repositories to start this work immediately

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org. For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: 5-Minute Math Routines (ZOOM)

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    Looking for a way to get your students comfortable sharing math ideas, even if they don't realize they are "doing math?"

    Five minute math routines can be fun, quick exercises that your students can do anywhere!
    In this session we will review different types of math routines that can be done in a K-6 classroom, including:
    -Subitizing
    -Which One Doesn't Belong?
    -Splat
    -Which Would You Rather?

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org. For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS OPALS User Group Meeting (Zoom)

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    The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a virtual OPALs User Group meeting via Zoom. Join your fellow librarians at this informative FREE virtual User Group meeting with OPALS expert John Schuster and MediaFlex CEO, Harry Chan to learn how to get the most out of your library software and have your questions answered. You will gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates!

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Follett Users Group (Zoom)

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    The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a virtual Follett User Group meeting via Zoom. Join fellow librarians at this local User Group meeting with our partners from Follett to learn how to get the most out of your library software. Attend this FREE User Group meeting to gain valuable insight on the latest features and updates and have your questions answered.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Mandarin Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

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    The Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System will host a virtual Mandarin User Group meeting via Zoom. Users learn how to get the most out of library software and learn more about new features of Mandarin and Oasis. Meet us virtually to attend this FREE User Group meeting to have your questions answered by Art Graham, Mandarin VP. You will gain valuable insight on all the latest features and upgrades.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Trauma Responsive, Resilience Oriented Training Series: Tier 1 Strategies for Educators

    Click here to register on My Learning Plan.

    Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to advancing the principles of trauma-informed, resilience-oriented practices throughout our region. As part of our professional learning for school personnel, we are hosting a series of three, in-person, 2.5 hour workshops designed to improve shared understanding and promotion of trauma-responsive practices across school districts. Learning Components:

    Learning Components:
    - Ensure a fundamental understanding of trauma, its prevalence and effects
    - Develop an understanding of the intersection of trauma and oppression
    - Build awareness of resilience- oriented approach to wellness
    - Promote Tier 1 strategies to build effective and sustainable TIC practices in the school environment

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Mentor Program (Zoom)

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    One of three meetings for school librarians in the Southern Westchester BOCES School Library System Mentor program. Meeting agendas are determined by the needs of participating school librarians and include topics such as classroom management, curriculum development, collaboration, library program improvement, and more. Participants will be able to apply knowledge gained during each session to their library program.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS OverDrive Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

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    The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service that includes eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines made available through Sora. The SWBOCES Digital Library is an extension of school libraries' print collections. With 24/7 access, students and teachers can check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. Open to all school librarians, administrators, and other educators who wish to engage readers through the use of digital content.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Council Meeting

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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
  • Trauma Responsive, Resilience Oriented Training Series: Tier 1 Strategies for Educators

    Click here to register on My Learning Plan. 

    Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to advancing the principles of trauma-informed, resilience-oriented practices throughout our region. As part of our professional learning for school personnel, we are hosting a series of three, in-person, 2.5 hour workshops designed to improve shared understanding and promotion of trauma-responsive practices across school districts. Learning Components:

    Learning Components:
    - Ensure a fundamental understanding of trauma, its prevalence and effects
    - Develop an understanding of the intersection of trauma and oppression
    - Build awareness of resilience- oriented approach to wellness
    - Promote Tier 1 strategies to build effective and sustainable TIC practices in the school environment

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
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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.