Upcoming Professional Learning Events

  • Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers Via ZOOM

    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. 

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Mentor Program (full day session)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    This full-day orientation will prepare new school librarians for a successful year. Topics to be covered include SLS support, online resources, collection development, school library program evaluation, and goal setting, and advocacy. Attendance is required for librarians in the SLS Mentor program.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Mentor Texts that Promote Social Emotional Learning at the Start of the School Year (remote)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    As soon as the first day of school, students should feel safe, valued, and free to be who they are. Sharing mentor texts from various text types and genres can act as a bridge to discuss community building and new emotions students may be feeling. These texts can also aid educators in helping students to set goals for the year and celebrate who they are and what they bring to the classroom.

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

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer, 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 Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer, 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 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
  • SLS OPALS User Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer, 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 Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer, 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 Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Follett Users Group (Zoom)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    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)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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
  • 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.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Digital Library Advisory Board (Hybrid)

    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. Member libraries have one representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board that creates collection development guidelines, curates specialized collections, selects digital content for inclusion,and promotes the use of the digital library.

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

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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)

    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.

    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
  • SLS OPALS User Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    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
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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.