Upcoming Professional Learning Events

  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training (Day 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. These sessions will be conducted in-person on two separate days. You must attend the two full-days that are listed together on the list below. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification.
     
    If you would like to schedule this event in your district,  please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.
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  • January Book Club: Lost at School - Exploring the work of Dr. Ross Greene (ZOOM)

    Click here to register on My Learning Plan.

    Looking to start the New Year with a different approach to your students who are exhibiting challenging behaviors in the classroom? Developed by Dr. Ross Greene, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the model of care founded upon the belief that students do well if they CAN.

    Lost at School is an accessible text that allows the reader space to engage in the process with their own students with shared resources. Coming together as a group will allow time to problem solve together and provide a community of professional support to lean into and learn from.

    Course fee includes:
    -Lost at School eBook 6-month access
    -additional 1:1 sessions with facilitator to support work between/after sessions

    About the Facilitator: Elizabeth M. DellaBadia served as a special educator in a NYC Public School for 16 years and is passionate about teaching children who have unmet needs and supporting the educators who teach them.

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  • 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY

    2022-23 Early Learners Educators' Network

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The Early Learning Educators' Network is back in 2023. In early 2020, educators of students in PreK though grade 3 studied together to deepen their understanding around important topics in early childhood education. As the Network returns, it serves as a practitioners' venue with the intent of developing inclusive, active, student-centered environments for the youngest leaners. Together, we will build upon each other's experiences to strengthen practices and build resources.

    The NYSED Introduction to the New York State Next Generation Early Learning Standards highlights the importance of understanding that " Standards serve to articulate the expectations of what [young] children can learn and do as a result of instruction that is not standardized, but personalized, differentiated, adapted, culturally and linguistically relevant, and context-based.” We will explore these topics through various approaches.

    Network Goals:

    - Convene Early Learning Educators to collaborate and deepen learning

    - Ground our work in NYSED's Office of Early Learning resources and research from the field

    - Identify an area of focus and implement action steps

    - Contribute to Network resources and co-construct priorities

    Contract Tracy Tyler (ttyler@swboces.org) for team pricing.

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  • ZOOM

    Leading Leaders: Recertification Leaders Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Virtual)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Presented by: Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements, leadership standards, and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2022-2023 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

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

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  • PD Short: Facilitating Classroom Conversations about the Holocaust in Elementary and Middle School

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    On August 10, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Chapter 490 of the Laws of 2022 requiring a survey regarding instruction on the Holocaust within New York State public school districts. A report on findings from the Fall 2022 survey of New York State public school districts regarding instruction on the Holocaust within the state indicated that 100% of middle school grades were providing instruction on the Holocaust, but only 73% of elementary grades were.

    In this PD Short, we will explore resources to teach the Holocaust at the elementary and middle school levels, in addition to collaborating on best practices to engage students in these critical conversations. 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.

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  • PD Short: Authentically Embedding SEL into Literacy Instruction

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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.

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

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  • SLS OverDrive Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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.

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  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate. Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    Please log in at 8:50am each day. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.
    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session. Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in 0 credits. Zoom links will be emailed before the course begins.
    Fee: $135 per participant in the form of check or money order made payable to SWBOCES must be mailed to:
    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli
    Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention) For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Numberless Word Problems

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Do you find that your students are searching for the numerical values within word problems and completing operations with them until they find an answer that "fits"?

    Numberless word problems is a task-based routine that emphasizes the mathematical context and exploration of the given situation without concern for any numerical inputs. This work will reinforce for your students the value of understanding the situation first, before encoding it with an equation or expression.

    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
  • ZOOM

    Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Evidence-Based Feedback and thoughtful Coaching Conversations support improved instructional practice. Participants will further develop skills in evidence-based observation and explore strategies for promoting teacher reflection that supports professional growth. Using a lens of equity in the evaluation process will be discussed. Attention to Current APPR updates from the state will be shared during the training. 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. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will be evaluating teachers and have previously completed the initial Lead Evaluator certification training. Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.


    Fee:
    $210 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $275 per participant for all others

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

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate. Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    Please log in at 9:50am each day. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.
    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session. Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in 0 credits. Zoom links will be emailed before the course begins.
    Fee: $135 per participant in the form of check or money order made payable to SWBOCES must be mailed to:
    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli
    Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention) For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • ZOOM

    Virtual Meetup: Virtual NARCAN Training

    Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to supporting and nurturing the connection between schools and community resources. In partnership Drug Crisis In Our Backyard, please join us for a training on Naloxone, also known as NARACAN, which is prescription medicine that reverses an overdose by blocking heroin or other opioids in the nervous system for 30-90 minutes. Naloxone is administered by injection or intranasal.

    Individuals must complete the Naloxone Trained Overdose Responder Enrollment Form to be eligible for training. Once registered on My Learning Plan, registrants will receive a link to the form that must be completed prior to training.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Sadika Clarke - sclarke@swboces.org

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  • PD Short: Universal Design for Learning: A Focus on Action and Expression

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    In order for all students to become strategic and goal-oriented learners, we must provide them with opportunities to help them how they can demonstrate their understanding through multiple means.
    During this PD Short, you will explore Action and Expression using the UDL framework and brainstorm specific strategies for helping all students demonstrate how they know.

    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 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
  • ZOOM

    Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Evidence-Based Feedback and thoughtful Coaching Conversations support improved instructional practice. Participants will further develop skills in evidence-based observation and explore strategies for promoting teacher reflection that supports professional growth. Using a lens of equity in the evaluation process will be discussed. Attention to Current APPR updates from the state will be shared during the training. 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. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will be evaluating teachers and have previously completed the initial Lead Evaluator certification training. Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.


    Fee:
    $210 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $275 per participant for all others

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

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Mandated Autism Training (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Many students require individualized support to succeed academically and socially in the K-12 environment. As the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders increases, educators must be equipped with the tools necessary to meet this demand. As part of the New York State Regulations, this workshop will address the needs of students on the autism spectrum.
    This overview will meet the state mandate for certification and will include the following topics:
    -Definitions
    -Etiology and prevalence
    -Characteristics
    -Evidenced-based instructional methods
    -Behavior management resources

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

    Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before the workshop.
    Please log in at 8:50am. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

    IMPORTANT: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http:www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    This program may be used to meet 3 hours toward CTLE requirements. CTLE ID# 322. Check with your district for eligibility.

    Please ensure the following requirements are met in order to receive credit for attending the course: Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times. Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in zero credits.

    Fee for the course is $90. Please mail a check or money order made payable to SWBOCES to: SWBOCES 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Attention: Dina Roselli

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli droselli@swboces.org.
    Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention)

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

     
    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 2021-2022 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.

    Fee:
    $225 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $270 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.
     
    If you would like to schedule this event in your district,  please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@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.

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  • Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    According to the Center's for Disease Control and Prevention, at least in 7 students experience child abuse or neglect in the United States. While much progress has been made, there are things that can be done to protect children from abuse. Through this training, K-12 educators will become equipped with the knowledge to recognize and report signs of abuse.

    During the training, participants will be able to identify:
    •Child abuse and neglect
    •Professional issues and concerns
    •Community resources
    •Legal responsibilities in reporting child abuse/neglect cases

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

    A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.
    A ZOOM link will be emailed to you the day before.
    Please log in at 12:50pm. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.

    Please ensure the following requirements are met in order to receive credit for attending the course:
    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session.
    Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required.
    Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in zero credits.
    Fee: $70 per participant. Please mail a check or money order made out to SWBOCES to:
    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli

    Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention)

    Credit cards and debit cards not accepted.


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

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave

    Mental Health Literacy for Educators PE/HE CONSORTIUM

    This participatory workshop will support the development of mental health literacy (MHL) in educators and school staff. Content will include an overview of core components of MHL including: obtaining and maintaining positive mental health, help-seeking skills and behaviors, reducing stigma around mental health, and equity and justice in mental health. Skill development will be the emphasis and focus of this training. Intended Outcomes: Describe the core components of mental health literacy Discuss mental health and mental health literacy in youth and adults Implement strategies within their school setting, across the WSCC model, that apply core components of mental health literacy

    PE/HE Consortium Members

    Hosted by: Holly Alperin

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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.