Focus on Learning


Literacy workshops center around best practices in student instruction, engagement and assessment.  The focus is on utilizing effective research-based practices that allow teachers to return to their classrooms with lessons, strategies and ideas for implementation.

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Science workshops focus on examining the Next Generation Science Standards and their implications for instruction.  Courses also center on exploration of concepts that tie in to other curricular areas.

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Math courses focus on building conceptual understanding with students and providing practice with a variety of strategies.  Workshops center on strengthening teacher tool kits and repertoires in math.

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Social Studies

Social Studies workshops center around inquiry design, with a focus on the updated frameworks.  Additionally workshops are designed to explore best practices in social studies.

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Gifted and Talented

Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) is a career development and mentoring program that recruits and trains economically challenged students from high school through college and places them as effective teachers who help to improve the schools and communities where they reside.  The overall goal is to have them return to their communities as caring, competent and committed teachers. 

The Student Leadership Movement is a leadership training program developed for middle school students and serves as a primer and pipeline feeder to the TSTT high school program. As they progress through the program, TSTT high school students become mentors and tutors to the middle school students.

Meeting Diverse Student Needs

Southern Westchester BOCES provides year-round learning to “help educators help students” through a variety of academic and behavior supports and strategies. Our Meeting Diverse Student Needs programs feature important topics based on the latest research and best practices to foster shared learning.

Data Driven Instruction

Data-Driven Instruction (DDI) is a precise and straightforward approach to improving student learning throughout the year. It’s a real way to gauge your students’ position and where they are headed – and to meet them where they are, whether behind or ahead of the curve.

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Scoring Leader Training

New York State ELA and Mathematics Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8

School district staff members who will lead the scoring of New York State Assessments must be trained on the current assessment every year. Scoring reliability requires annual training in specific grade-level rubrics. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information.

World Languages

Forums are provided for teachers of the world languages to collaborate and share ideas and best practices.

Fine and Performing Arts

Opportunities are provided for teachers of the arts to collaborate and share ideas and best practices.  Workshops are designed to reflect an interdisciplinary approach with attention to applicable standards.

English as a New Language

The Hudson Valley Regional Bilingual Education Network provides training and support for professionals interacting with English Language Learners.  Workshops are offered at a variety of BOCES locations or in districts.