A Note from the Senior Director

Dear Colleagues,

In this time of rapid change, we accept that school is different. We continue to work in partnership with you -- our district and school colleagues -- to share and celebrate our successes, identify and tackle emergent challenges, and plan forward -- as together we navigate our new normal. The Center is offering free PD in the form of Meetups and Webinars. Our workshop programs are being offered virtually, register via Frontline. Customized in-district PD (curriculum redesign, formative assessment, virtual coaching, program transformation, etc.) is happening, for more information email mwilson@swboces.org or call 914.653.6413.

Be well – stay safe,

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

Coronavirus Resources Page

 Southern Westchester BOCES has been assembling and sharing reliable resources about the COVID-19 outbreak since January. In response to the rapidly changing situation, coupled with requests from our districts, we have created this COVID-19 Resource Page. This continuously updated repository provides information and guidance from medical professionals and public health officials, curated to inform and protect the health and safety of our community.

     Brandon Cruz
     Supervisor of School Safety & Facilities
     (914) 345-8500, Ext. 3167
     bcruz@swboces.org

2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning

 
The PD Center at SWBOCES, in collaboration with our colleagues from the LHRIC, Special Services, the HV RBERN, and our component districts, is hosting its 2020 Summer Institute for Hybrid and Virtual Learning to prepare teachers and school leaders to be “September Ready.” Together we will apply our expertise and share lessons learned while teaching and learning “out of school” during Spring 2020 to create “September Ready” learning environments where students are always learning and occasionally connected.
 
Core to the Summer Institute is our shared belief that teachers are professionals, and they hold within themselves the ability and expertise to provide high-quality learning experiences for their students. The Summer Institute invites teachers to bring their teaching and learning expertise to leverage virtual tools and pedagogical approaches to support strong teaching and learning both in and out of school. 
 
The Institute will run at three different times this summer: July 13-17; July 20-24; and August 3-7. Our Institute is designed for teachers and school leaders who are committed to providing high-quality teaching and learning for all students both in and out of school. The Institute includes 9, three hour sessions that can be purchased as single sessions or in bundles for individuals, teams, schools, and districts. For information about bundling and special pricing, please contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Senior Director of Professional Development and Instructional Technology.
 
Virtual Access Via Zoom
Week of July 13-17
Week of July 20-24
Week of August 3-7

Upcoming Professional Development Events

  • Institute III: Rethinking Assessments for Blended Classrooms

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Institute III: Establishing Culture in the Virtual Classroom

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Institute III: Instructional Leadership in Virtual Learning

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Institute III: Standards-based Decision-Making for Using Software and Digital Tools

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Institute III: Engaging Parents and Caregivers as Partners in Virtual Learning

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Institute III: Inclusive Virtual Learning Environments

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Institute III: Making the Shift to Virtual Learning

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Supporting Science Research Students in the Summer Virtual Experience and Preparation for Fall

    Presented by Eleanor Friedman and Michael Blueglass

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ACCESS VIRTUALLY via Zoom Videoconference)

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Summer Institute II for Race, Equity, and Social Justice Presented by Dr. Shawn Joseph and Dr. Lisa Grillo

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Dignity Act Coordinator Refresher Course

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Summer Institute for Race, Equity, and Social Justice: A Teacher’s Role Presented by Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

    The week 8/17-8/21 will include five 3-hour sessions offering a first-hand experience using practical approaches and activities you can apply in the new school year, both online and in person.

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Growing/Strengthening the Science Research Program

    Presented by Eleanor Friedman and Michael Blueglass

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Meetup Curriculum Council Hosted by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson

    For more information contact Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wilson.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
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