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Supporting 21st Century Learning Professional Services Catalog 2015 -2016 CC

Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - ELA

MCC

Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Math

SCC

Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Science

SSCC

Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Social Studies

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Assessments/Scoring

SLS

School Library System

GTL

Great Teachers and Leaders

DI

Data Inquiry

CIS

Continuous Improvement of Schools

SR

State Regulations, Health, Safety & Violence Prevention

YLL

Year Long Learning

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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - ELA

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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Math

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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Science

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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Social Studies

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Assessments/Scoring

SLS

School Library System

GTL

Great Teachers and Leaders

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Data Inquiry

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Continuous Improvement of Schools

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State Regulations, Health, Safety & Violence Prevention

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Table of Contents

Common Core Grades K-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 • Keep Fun and Passion in Opinion Writing in Age of Common Core and Assessment; Grades 3-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26 • A Guide to Kindergarten Writing: Narrative, Informative and Opinion Writing .26 • A Guide to First Grade Writing: Narrative, Informative and Opinion Writing . . .27 • A Guide to Second Grade Writing: Narrative, Informative and Opinion Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Secondary Writing • Integrating Reading and Writing in the Content Areas: Grades 6-12 . . . . . . . .28 • Common Core Strategies for the Intermediate/Secondary Learner with Special Needs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 • ELA Common Core Learning Standards: Reading and Writing Strategies for the 6-12 Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 Math Elementary School Math • Pacing the Math Modules: Grades K-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 • 10 Ways to Embed ELA Skills into the Math Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 • Math Enrichment: Grades 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 • NYS Common Core Math Exam Grades 3-5: Lessons Learned and Instructional Implications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 • Story of Units: New York State Curriculum Map Focus: Pre-Kindergarten Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 • Grade 1 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 • Grade 2 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 • Grade 3 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 • Grade 4 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34 • Grade 5 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35 • The Math Behind the Modules: Place Value Across the Grade Levels K-2 . . . . . .35 • The Math Behind the Modules: Place Value Across the Grade Levels 2-4 . . . . .35 • Visual Models for Addition and Subtraction Word Problems in Grades K-5 . . . .37 • The Math Behind The Modules: Fractions, Concept Progression Grades 3-5 . . .37 • Geometry Through Grades K-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 • Geometry Through Grades 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38 • Math Module Lessons: Adopt, Adapt, or Modify, Lesson Analysis in Grades 3-5 .9 • The Common Core Learning Standards: Focus on Problem Solving with Tape Diagrams K-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 • The Common Core Learning Standards: Focus on Problem Solving with Tape Diagrams 3-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 Middle School Math • Grade 6 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 • Grade 7 Math: Digging Deeper into CCLS for Mathematics Modules . . . . . . .42 • Grade 8 Math: Digging Deeper into CCLS for Mathematics Modules . . . . . . .43 • Visual Modules and Problem Solving in Mathematics: Grades 6-8 . . . . . . . . . .43 • Math Behind the Modules: Fractions Boot Camp Grades 6 Building on Grade 5 44 • NYS Common Core Math Exam Grades 6-8: Lessons Learned and Instructional Implications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 High School Math • Algebra: Digging Deeper into CCLS for Mathematics Modules . . . . . . . . . . . .45 • Geometry: Digging Deeper into CCLS for Mathematics Modules . . . . . . . . . . .45 • Algebra 2: Unwrapping the NYSED Common Core Learning Standards Mathematics Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46

Section 1: Common Core Learning Standards and Assessments English Language Arts Assessments • NYS ELA Testing: Next Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 • Instructional Implications of the 2015 NYS ELA Released Questions . . . . . . . . . .5 • Formative Assessment Design: Teaching Students with Confidence Grades 3-8 . . .6 • ELA 3-8 Common Core Assessments: Individualized Feedback to Improve Results .6 • ELA Common Core Regents: Individualized Feedback to Achieve Results (Parts 2 and 3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 • Do Primary Teachers Really Need to Know the NYS 3-8 ELA Test? . . . . . . . . . . .7 • Testing as a Genre Grades 3-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..8 • 2nd Annual Literacy Jubilee 2015 Regional Collaboration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 • Quarterly Literacy Collaboration Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 • Election Day “Triple Play” for Teaching Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 • Annual Teaching Assistant Instructional Support Collaboration . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Curriculum and Lesson Design • Lesson Design: Then andNow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 • Lesson Creation Workshop: Aligning YOUR Lessons with the ELA Test . . . . . . . .11 English Language Arts • Vocabulary and Grammar: Supporting Common Core Learning Standards in Engaging Ways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 • Common Core State Standards 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 • Scaffolding Common Core-Aligned Instruction Based on Students’ Needs . . . . .13 • Implementing the New Social Studies Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 • Simple Solutions for Engaging Struggling Boys: Success in the Secondary Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 • Teaching for Inquiry: The Link to ELA Common Core and Social Studies Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 • Technical Subjects/Related Arts and the Common Core: Supporting ELA Standards and Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 • Vocabulary in the Primary Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 • Grades 2-12: Collaborative Conversations to Promote Learning . . . . . . . . . . .16 Reading • A Beginner’s Guide to Teaching Reading: A Workshop for First Year Teachers . .17 • How Children Learn to Read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 • Creating Meaningful Close Reads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 • Literacy with Visuals for Secondary Learners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 • How to Really Improve Reading Achievement: A conference with Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 • Comprehension, Differentiation and Interventions in the Primary Grades PreK-2 .19 • Developing Student Motivation and Ownership with Readers . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 • Strategies for Reading Informational Texts in the Early Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 • The 10 Most Effective Strategies for Reading Informational Texts in the Upper Grades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 • Shared Reading in the Common Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 • Strategies for Reading Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 • Reading Aloud to Achieve the Common Core Learning Standards PreK-2 . . . . .22 • Visual Literacy in the Common Core Elementary Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Writing • Narrative Writing: Developing Standards Based Instruction that Inspires and Engages our Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 • Informational Writing in the age of Common Core K-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24 • Informational Writing in the Age of Common Core 3-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 • Keeping the Passion in Argument Writing in the Age of

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Algebra: Engaging Students in Math Modules-Prep for Regents . . . . . . . . . . . .46 High School Geometry: Engaging Students in Math Modules-Prep for Regents . .47 Algebra 2: Engaging Students in Math Modules-Prep for Regents . . . . . . . . . .47 HS Math Teachers: How Your Professional Identity Will Help You Navigate CCLS for Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Science • Connecting Common Core Literacy to Reading and Writing in Science Class . .49 • MarkerSpace: Zone for Critical and Creative Thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 • What’s New in Science? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 • Preparing for the NYSED Elementary Science Performance Test . . . . . . . . . . . .51 • Preparing for the NYSED Intermediate Level Science Performance Tes . . . . . . . .51 Social Studies • Getting Comfortable with the CCLS for Literacy in History/Social Studies . . . . .52 • The C3 Framework: A Powerful Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 • Navigating the Newness of the NYS Social Studies Curriculum Framework . . . .53 • Implementing the New Social Studies Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 • Students as Historians: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . .54 • Teaching for Inquiry: The Link to ELA Common Core and Social Studies Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 Assessments and Scoring • NYS ELA Assessment Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 • NYS Math Assessment Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Section 2: School Library System • Library Coaches Program: Building Capacity for the CCLS Through the Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 • Enhancing Instruction with Digital Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 • MakerSpace: Zone for Critical and Creative Thinking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 • Students as Historians: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom . . . . . . . . . . . .57 • 24/7 “SEARCH” For Success Database Management Service . . . . . . . . . . . .57 • Implementing the New Social Studies Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 • Teaching for Inquiry: The Link to ELA Common Core and Social Studies Framework . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 • Fair Use Guidelines and Copyright Laws: the Impact on Teaching, Learning, Professional Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 • SWBOCES School Library System Digital Library Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 Section 3: Great Teachers and Leaders • Great Teachers and Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 • Great Teachers and Leaders: Ongoing Training for Lead Evaluators . . . . . . . . .61 • Focus on Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 • Working with the Danielson Rubric: Introductory Course for Lead Evaluators . . .62 • Teacher and Principal Improvement Plans (TIPS) (PIPS): What Administrators Need to Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 • Great Teachers and Leaders- Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers . . . . . . .62 • Considerations for Observers of Teachers Working with Students with Disabilities and ELLs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 • Developing a Progressive Discipline Plan/Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 • Great Teachers and Leaders: Ongoing Training for Principal Evaluators . . . . . . .64 • Improving Practice Through Feedback Using the Danielson Rubric . . . . . . . . . .64 • MPPR: A Workshop for Principals and Central Office Administrators . . . . . . . . .65 • Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining: What Management Can And Cannon Impose Without Negotiations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 • Tenure and Seniority/Dual Tenure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 • The MPPR Process: Annotating Evidence and Determining Levels of Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 Section 4: Data Inquiry • Data Driven Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Section 5: Continuous Improvement of Schools • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: An Administrator’s Overview . . .68 • New Dignity Act Coordinator Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 • Thinking Maps: Linking Teaching, Leading and Learning: An Administrator Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 • Heroin and Other Opioid Addiction: Modernization of Health Education Curriculum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69 • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Two-Day Certification Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 • Co-Teaching: Two Heads Are Better Than One to Implement the CCLS . . . . . . .70 • Thinking Maps: Advance Comprehension Strategies for Constructing Meaning .71 • The Well-Managed Classroom: Audit & Fix Behavior Management in Any Instructional Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71 • Thinking Maps Training of Trainers: Making the Common Core Easier . . . . . . .72 • School-Wide PBIS Team Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 • Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Dignity Act Coordinator Update . . . . . . . .73 • How to Find and Fix Classroom Academic Problems: Classroom First Responder Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Key Points Refresher Recertification . . . . . . . . . . .74 • Advanced PBIS: How to Strengthen Your School-Wide Discipline Plans . . . . . . .74 • Active Learning: Promoting Achievement and Fostering Positive Classroom Behaviors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74 • Behavior Plans that Work for Defiant, Inattentive, Anxious Students: First Responder Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 • The Impact of Bullying on Social-Emotional Development: Part II . . . . . . . . . . .75 • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention: Support for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Recertification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..76 • Thinking Maps: Path to Proficiency for English Language Learners . . . . . . . . . .76 • Reducing the Need and Use of Out of School Suspension: Effective Polices and Practices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 • Use Classroom Data to Set Goals and Monitor Student Progress: Classroom First Responder Series.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 • Best Practices and Keeping Yourself in Compliance with the DASA Legislation . .78 • Universal Design for Learning Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 • Don’t Hit Send: Helping Adolescents Understand the Impact of Social Media . .79 • Increasing Academic Proficiency for English Learners: The SIOP Model Grades K-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 • The Common Core and RTI: Quality Audit for School Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Applied Physical Recertification . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 Section 6: State Regulations, Health, Safety & Violence Prevention • 8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards . . . . . . . . . . . .81 • New York State Education Department Mandate: Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 • Child Abuse: Identification & Reporting Procedures: Fulfilling the State Mandate for Child Abuse Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82 • Violence Prevention Certification: Project SAVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 • Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting: (VADIR)-Refresher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 • Leadership Skills for Head Custodians and Maintenance Supervisors . . . . . . . .84 • Technology Tips for the Highly Effective Non-Instructional Leader . . . . . . . . . . .84 • Holding Staff Accountable for Performance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Section 7: Year Long Learning • ELA Snippets Buffet: Bite-Sized Morsels of Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 • Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86 Presenter Biographies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Directions for Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 Directions for Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95

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Assessments NYS ELA Testing: Next Steps Description: Though the 2015 NYS ELA Test is over, plenty of reflective questions remain. Did I prepare my students well? What changes can I make for next year in curriculum and instruction? Do my assessments give me the necessary information to plan for next steps? Join us as we collaborate as a region around the work that we have done and begin our plans for future Common Core aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment. We will spend time reviewing model questions and then, participants will use classroom texts to create CCSS-aligned question sets that support good teaching and learning. Materials: Bring an array of literary and informational complex texts that you use in your classrooms. Date: July 29, 2015 Time: 8:00 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-8 classroom teachers, reading support teachers, special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Instructional Implications of the 2015 NYS ELA Released Questions Description: What can we learn from analyzing the NYS ELA Released Test Questions? PLENTY! Join us for a day of analyzing and evaluating test questions on your grade level with a focus on their relationship to the CCSS standards and skills assessed. Participants will develop an understanding of the state expectations and determine instructional implications to enhance learning for all students. Materials: Participants should bring texts used in the classroom to develop aligned questions. Dates: Grades 3-5: August 18, 2015 or Jan. 6, 2016 Grades 6-8: October 29, 2015 or Feb. 29, 2016 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3:00pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 5


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Formative Assessment Design: Teaching Students with Confidence Grades 3-8 Description: “We never learned that,” claims a student indignantly as the teacher reviews a previously taught concept. “But I taught it to you!” exclaims his teacher in frustration. Does this scenario sound familiar? Too often, teachers ARE teaching but students are NOT learning. This is why formative assessments are critical in classrooms. They guide teachers in making decisions about instruction, immediately and in the future. In this workshop, participants will examine various types of formative assessments and explore how teachers can increase understanding using these valuable tools. Participants will have the opportunity to design an assessment to bring back to the classroom for immediate use. Materials: Participants are asked to bring examples of formative assessments used in their classrooms. Date: Oct. 23, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-8 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org ELA 3-8 Common Core Assessments: Individualized Feedback to Improve Results Description: This workshop is tailored to individual needs, based on past ELA 3-8 assessment performance, to align instruction and increase results. Participants will work one-on-one with the presenter to develop literacy strategies to meet their goals and leave with turnkey protocols. Enrollment limited to 10 participants. Materials: Participants are asked to bring lessons/units of instruction and any relevant materials. Date: Oct. 26, 2015 or March 17, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Lou Cordi Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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ELA Common Core Regents Exam: Individualized Feedback to Achieve Results (Part 2 and Part 3) Description: This workshop is tailored to individual needs for success on the ELA Common Core Regents Exam aligned to instructional shifts and literacy strategies. Materials: Participants are asked to bring lessons/units of instruction and any relevant instructional resources including copies of student work aligned to ELA Common Core Regents Exam Part 2 (Writing to Sources-Argument) and Part 3 (Text Analysis). Date: Oct. 27, 2015 or March 18, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 9-12 teachers and administrators Enrollment limited to 10 due to the individualized workshop focus Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Lou Cordi Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Do Primary Teachers REALLY Need to Know about the NYS 3-8 ELA Test? Description: The simple answer is YES! Even though PreK-2 are not testing grades, these grades provide the foundation for literacy. In an effort to deepen primary teachers’ knowledge of the CCSS and what is being assessed, participants will analyze and evaluate test questions with a focus on their relationship to the standards. Participants will develop an understanding of the standards’ vertical alignment and the primary teacher’s role in Common Core instruction. Teachers will scaffold learning experiences to bring back to the classroom the very next day! Materials: Participants should bring texts used in the classroom to develop aligned questions. Date: Feb. 25, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade PreK-2 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 7


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Testing as a Genre Grades 3-8 Description: Though we aim to not teach TO the test, we must prepare students FOR the test. Participants will look at testing as a genre and discuss lessons that are critical to student success, not just for the test but for year-round instruction. Teachers will have the opportunity to build instructional materials for use in the classroom. Date: March 8, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-8 teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Collaborations 2nd Annual Literacy Jubilee 2015 Regional Collaboration Description: It’s time for our 2nd Annual Literacy Jubilee 2015, our FREE regional summer literacy collaboration! This conference will provide K-12 educators with innovative best practices in literacy for ELA and Content Area classrooms. Exemplar instruction in Southern Westchester will be showcased by teachers for teachers. Presentations will provide practical instructional strategies that support building knowledge through literacy and address the Common Core standards. We have such talent in our region – let’s celebrate it while learning together. Dates: Aug. 13, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-1 pm program Audience: ELA and content area teachers, staff developers, coordinators, administrators, librarians, support personnel (Southern Westchester districts will be given priority) Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave., 3rd floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: FREE for CoSer 555 members $20 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Amy Cazes and regional teachers Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Quarterly Literacy Collaboration Series Description: Our collaboration opportunities at SWBOCES are designed to bring regional PreK-12 teachers together to discuss best practices around a pertinent literacy topic. Topics for collaboration this year include: • Scaffolding: When and how to build structures for support • Fluency for all: How to become fluent year after year • Creating writers, one step at a time Dates: Oct. 28, 2015: Scaffolding: When and how to building structures for support Jan. 5, 2016: Fluency for all: How to become fluent year after year May 5, 2016: Creating writers, one step at a time Time: 3:45-5 pm Audience: ELA and content area teachers, staff developers, coordinators, administrators, librarians, support personnel (Southern Westchester districts will be given priority) Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave., 3rd floor, Harrison NY 10528 Fee: FREE for CoSer 555 members $20 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Amy Cazes and regional teachers Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Election Day “Triple Play” for Teaching Assistants Description: It’s a “TRIPLE PLAY”! Join us for a day of professional development for teaching assistants only and rotate through THREE unique learning opportunities: • Supporting Students in Meeting the Common Core State Standards • The Teaching Assistant’s Role in School Safety • Using Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Student Engagement Participants will collaborate with other teaching assistants and discuss best practices to assist both teachers and students in reaching their goals. Dates: November 3, 2015 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3:00pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-12 teaching assistants Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Amy Cazes, Edgar Glascott and Kate Lalier Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Annual Teaching Assistant Instructional Support Collaboration Description: Our collaboration opportunities at SWBOCES are designed to bring regional PreK-12 teaching assistants together to discuss best practices around a pertinent literacy topic. Dates: March 22, 2016 Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Audience: Teaching assistants (Southern Westchester districts will be given priority) Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: FREE for CoSer 555 members $20 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Amy Cazes and regional teaching assistants Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 10


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Curriculum and Lesson Design Lesson Design: Then and Now Description: There’s no need to toss out your lessons from before the Common Core State Standards. They just need a Common Core makeover – let’s build on success! Join us as we talk you through the process of lesson design differentiating between the framework of a THEN lesson and a NOW lesson. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their lessons with a focus on standards (addressed and assessed), skill alignment, and performance assessment embedding the demands of the state tests. Enrollment will be limited to 10, due to the personalized facilitation in this workshop. Materials: Bring a focused agenda of lessons and unit plans with resources that you would like to develop. Dates: July 21 and July 22, 2015 or April 25 and April 26, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: K-12 ELA, content teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave., 3rd floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $478 per participant for CoSer 555 members $574 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Amy Cazes and Lou Cordi Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500 ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Lesson Creation Workshop: Aligning YOUR Lessons with the ELA Test Description:The “TEST” is right around the corner! After sharing insights learned about the format of the test, its relation to the Common Core State Standards, and the implications for instruction, we will use your teacher-selected classroom texts to create parallel short and extended response questions. Walk away from this workshop with multiple CCSS-aligned question sets to use immediately in the classroom to better prepare your students for the upcoming state test. Materials: Bring your favorite classroom fiction and informational texts. Date: March 3, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers, reading support teachers, special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave., third floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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ELA Vocabulary and Grammar: Supporting Common Core Learning Standards in Engaging Ways Description: It comes as a relief to know that the vocabulary and grammar expectations for students are no longer ambiguous or subjective; each grade level is expected to master particular grammar and vocabulary skills. The standards are also clear that the mastery of these skills requires use of grammar and vocabulary. It is important to keep in mind that identification of grammar terms and vocabulary words are not a prerequisite for usage and so, in this workshop, teachers will develop a deeper understanding of what the standards are at their grade level. Teachers will explore the many experiences that students can have with grammar and vocabulary to meet the standards in ways that go above and beyond workbook based methods into playful, meaningful experiences with word learning and grammar. Teachers will walk away with: • A collection of vocabulary words and word learning tools • Strategies for grammar usage based on student work • A plan for using shared reading and writing to practice word learning and grammar Materials: Favorite read aloud text, device (i.e. laptop, tablet, if you have one). Dates: Grades K-8: August 10, 2015 or Grades K-2: March 21, 2016 or Grades 3-8: March 22, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: ELA teachers, reading specialists and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Patty McGee Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Common Core State Standards 101 Description: The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are here to stay, so get on board! This workshop introduces participants to both the CCR Anchor Standards and the CCSS and walks participants through the structure and content. After examining the standards, participants will evaluate lesson plans to determine if they are standards-based and work collaboratively to create aligned lessons. Materials: Common Core State Standards in Literacy Date: July 7, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade K-12 classroom and ELA teachers, special educators, reading teachers, AIS teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Scaffolding Common Core-Aligned Instruction Based on Students’ Needs Description: By the end of this one-day session, participants should be able to answer the following key questions: • How can we deliberately plan instruction to help all students make progress with the Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts (ELA)? • How might we differentiate instruction using scaffolding techniques to give all students access to the standards? Participants will delve into these key questions as they a) examine a process for using classwork as formative assessment to identify students’ learning needs, b) consider scaffolding techniques that support students’ needs, and c) apply a protocol for looking at student work as a tool for planning differentiated instruction. Teachers should leave the session with specific scaffolding techniques that they can apply in their classrooms to support reading and writing standards. Materials: Participants should bring their grade level Common Core Standards for ELA. Dates: Grades K-2: July 14, 2015 or Nov. 4, 2015 Grades 3-5: July 15, 2015 or Dec. 15, 2015 Grades 6-8: July 16, 2015 or Jan.13, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Classroom and ELA teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Denise Alterio Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Implementing the New Social Studies Framework Description: This two-and-a-half day workshop is designed to prepare middle school social studies teachers and curriculum leaders to implement the new Social Studies Framework, approved by the Board of Regents in April 2014. Using their current courses of study as a starting point, participants will explore ways to change these to align with the Frameworks, paying special attention to the Social Studies Practices (Skills) as we discuss strategies to shift the focus of instruction. These changes interface with Common Core literacy work that middle schools have already undertaken. Participants will engage and reflect in an inquiry experience using the Stripling Inquiry Process and then explore the C3 Inquiry Model, developed in the Binghamton toolkit, and unpack the inquiry template and the annotated inquiries for grades 7 and 8. They will have the opportunity to work on their own inquiries for possible field-testing with their classes and share their inquiries (and possible field test results) and potential course restructuring ideas during the final half-day workshop. Materials: Participants should bring any books, materials or resources that will aid in the application of learning. Laptop, tablet, Chromebook optional. Dates: Choose one of the following cycles: Oct. 8, Oct. 9, and Oct. 28, 2015 (Oct. 28 12-3 pm) Jan. 19, Jan. 20, and Feb. 3, 2016 (Feb. 3, 2016 12-3 pm) Feb.11, Feb. 12, and March 7, 2016 (March 7, 2016 12 – 3 pm) Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Social Studies Teachers and School Library Media Specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $637 per participant for CoSer 555 members $765 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Steven Goldberg Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 13


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Simple Solutions for Engaging Struggling Boys: From Failure to Success in the Secondary Classroom Description: Do you have boys in your classroom that are hard to reach, struggling academically and seem not to care? Under achieving boys in our schools are a national crisis, but there are solutions to change their path from failure to flourishing. This workshop offers a practical, multi-modality approach to drawing boys in as learners, building their competence and confidence and creating positive academic experiences for them in order to succeed at the secondary level and beyond. Dates: Nov.10, 2015 or Feb. 23, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Secondary teachers grades 6-12 (including ESL, special education and elective areas) Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Colleen Carroll, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Teaching for Inquiry: The Link to ELA Common Core and Social Studies Framework Description: Inquiry, researching to deepen understanding, is a K-12 Literacy and Social Studies proficiency at the heart of the Common Core State Standards. This two-day workshop provides a well-developed model with approaches, instructional strategies, handouts, tools and texts for developing independence and creative critical thinking skills in students. The workshop focus is twofold: The Inquiry Process: • Initiating inquiry through engagement • Investigating and gathering information • Deepening understanding through construction of new meaning • Finalizing inquiry through expression • Developing and communicating an evidence-based perspective Technology and Multimedia: • Integrating technology in all inquiry phases to help students develop analytic reading and research skills. Participant will leave with a Classroom and Turn-Key Inquiry Model Materials: Participants should bring any books, materials or resources that will aid in the application of learning. Laptop, tablet, Chromebook optional. Dates: Nov. 12, 2015 and Nov. 13, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30am – 3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: K-12 school librarian and classroom teachers in all content areas Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $478 per participant Presenters: Pam Berger and Lou Cordi Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 312 jjamal@swboces.org

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Technical Subjects/Related Arts and the Common Core: Supporting ELA Standards and Skills Description: The focus of this workshop is the alignment of Related Arts Literacy (art, music, home and careers, etc.) and ELA Literacy in the Common Core context. Participants will build on current lessons and units of instruction, using literacy protocols and strategies, with individualized facilitation. Materials: Participants are asked to bring lessons/units of instruction and any relevant instructional resources. Date: Dec. 10, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-12 Related Arts teachers and administrators. Enrollment limited to 10 due to individualized workshop focus Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Lou Cordi Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Vocabulary in the Primary Years Description: The modules/domains contain vast lists of content vocabulary that may seem overwhelming to teachers and children alike. This workshop provides practical suggestions for applying research-validated methods for supporting vocabulary development required for understanding complex text and disciplinary content materials. If you have grappled with finding the most effective ways to meet the vocabulary needs of ALL students, including those from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, this workshop is for you. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to develop their own common formative vocabulary assessments to demonstrate student achievement of words that have been targeted for instruction. Materials: Optional: Bring curriculum maps or vocabulary lists for units that you currently teach. Date: Jan. 11, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-3 teachers, special educators, literacy coaches, ESL teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Kay Stahl, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 15


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Grades 2-12: Collaborative Conversations to Promote Learning Description: By the end of this half-day session, participants should be able to answer the following key questions: • What research-based collaborative conversation protocols may be used to engage students, promote individual accountability, and facilitate learning? Participants will experience and examine teaching practices and protocols from Expeditionary Learning, along with other sources, to engage students in rich conversations orally and in writing. Teachers will plan when and how to use the protocols in their teaching. Teachers should leave the session with a specific plan for applying one of the protocols. Materials: Participants should bring materials for an upcoming lesson. Date: Jan. 12, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee 8:30 am-11:15 am morning session 12:15 pm-3 pm afternoon session Audience: Grades 2-12 teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $159 per participant for CoSer 555 members $191 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Denise Alterio Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Reading A Beginner's Guide to Teaching Reading: A Workshop for First Year Teachers Description: Teaching reading can be worrisome for first year teachers. Join us for this workshop and we can help you put your concerns to rest. We will study the components of a typical literacy block-- Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, and Word Work, and we'll learn how these building blocks of reading work together. We'll look at tracking tools and assessment measures. By day's end, you will have the necessary tools and strategies with which to teach reading to your very first class! Date: Sept. 30, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: First year elementary teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mirell Walden, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org How Children Learn to Read Description: When children learn to read it seems like a small miracle. However, when all is said and done, there is nothing miraculous about the reading process. In fact, reading is the result of thoughtful, informed teaching. In this workshop you will learn the specifics of how children learn to read. We will start with the first steps of reading-phonemic awareness and phonics instruction, what to teach first and why. Next, we will study the role of fluency. Last but not least, we will move to the all-important issue of text comprehension and the strategies that move text comprehension forward. Join us for this packed day! Dates: August 4, 2015 or Sept. 25, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-3 teachers and intermediate teachers who have early emergent readers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mirell Walden, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125

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Creating Meaningful Close Reads Description: This half day course will enable participants to design “close reads” for students. Participants will leave with a series of age/ grade-appropriate teacher-created close reading materials as well as a rubric and plan for developing additional materials at the school. Materials: Close reading materials will be provided. In addition, teachers should feel free to bring any additional materials that they would like to use to design personal close reads. Dates: Grades K-2: Oct. 2, 2015 AM only Grades 3-5: Oct. 2, 2015 PM only Grades 6-8: Oct. 9, 2015 PM only Time: 8 am registration and coffee 8:30 am-11:15 am session 12:15 pm-3 pm session Audience: Grades K-8 general education and special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Anne Gargan, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Literacy with Visuals for Secondary Learners Description: Struggling readers often have trouble because they don’t have strategies to access text. One of the most important strategies good readers employ is visualization, which is the first step in activating thinking. However, most struggling readers do not know how to visualize. Join us for a day of exploring a variety of ways you can bolster students’ comprehension, confidence, classroom participation and even test scores through the use of images, including photos, videos, graphs, art, charts and clips. Learn how to incorporate the use of images into your current curriculum so not only your struggling readers but all students will benefit. Local data attests that teachers who make this instructional change have increased student attendance, decreased behavior problems and class management issues as well as increased reading scores on formative and summative assessments. Time will be given to work on a unit you bring with you. Materials: Bring a unit or lesson plan with readings your students find challenging. A vocabulary heavy unit is often easily enhanced by visuals. Date: Oct. 22, 2015 or March 10, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 6-12 classroom teachers and support staff Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Colleen Carroll, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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How to Really Improve Reading Achievement: A Conference with Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D. Description: This conference will explore the variables that educators can use to improve reading achievement. It will consider the roles played by amount of instruction, curriculum coverage, and quality of instruction and what teachers and principals can do to maximize the power of these tools. Given the important role that curriculum has to play in reading improvement, the New York educational standards will be considered in terms of what they require and what it will take to accomplish them (particularly in areas like writing about reading, close reading and teaching effectively with complex text). The information shared will be based on the presenter's latest research, including the major research reviews conducted for the U.S. Government, and on the presenter's own experiences in raising school achievement successfully in the Chicago Public Schools. Date: Nov. 17, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-12 teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $200 per participant for CoSer 555 members $240 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Comprehension, Differentiation and Interventions in the Primary Grades PreK-2 Description: Today the saying “a stitch in time saves nine” is more suited to reading comprehension than needlework. The foundations of reading comprehension begin well before children can read independently. The Common Core’s focus on high level comprehension has made student differences in the ability to comprehend visible earlier than ever before. This workshop provides solutions to support young children who have difficulty understanding texts being read aloud to them or easy texts they are reading independently. Practical suggestions for small group instruction in the classroom and a range of intervention settings will be provided to support your students’ ability to identify themes, identify key ideas, generate inferences, and create an awareness of the effective utilization of basic text structures. Date: Nov. 19, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am – 3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-Grade 2 classroom teachers, literacy coaches, speech and language therapists, ESL teachers, reading interventionists and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Kay Stahl, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Developing Student Motivation and Ownership with Readers Description: Too many students sit passively and wait for us to tell them what strategies to use and when to use them. It can feel as if students are doing just enough to get by and are missing the passion and ownership of their own reading lives. Based on her latest book, Dr. Gravity Goldberg will help us create classrooms where all students are purposeful, engaged, and strategic as readers. In this 2 day workshop series you will learn what gets in the way of student ownership and motivation, clear actions you can take to create more motivated readers, and leave with specific actions, tools, and resources to bring back to your classrooms. Materials: Bring a favorite book. Dates: Grades K-4: Nov. 24, 2015 and Feb. 2, 2016 Grades: 5-8: Nov. 25, 2015 and Feb. 3, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-8 ELA and reading teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $478 per participant for CoSer 555 members $574 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Gravity Goldberg, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Strategies for Reading Informational Texts in the Early Grades Description: We know what the standards require for reading informational texts, but it can be challenging to figure out what strategies help students most. In this workshop we will learn the 10 most effective strategies that students can use when reading information. These strategies can be applied to reading in social studies, in science, and any research reading context. Teachers will leave this session with concrete ideas for what strategies to teach, how to teach them, and ideas for great nonfiction books to use. Materials: Bring 2-3 informational books or articles. Date: Dec. 1, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: K-4 teachers, special educators, and reading teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Gravity Goldberg, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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The 10 Most Effective Strategies for Reading Informational Texts in the Upper Grades Description: We know what the standards require for reading informational texts, but it can be challenging to figure out what strategies help students most. In this workshop we will learn the 10 most effective strategies that students can use when reading information. These strategies can be applied to reading in social studies, in science, and any research reading context. Teachers will leave this session with concrete ideas for what strategies to teach, how to teach them, and ideas for great nonfiction books to use. Materials: Bring 2-3 informational books or articles. Date: Dec. 2, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 5-8 ELA and reading teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Gravity Goldberg, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Shared Reading in the Common Core Description: Is your “close reading� breathing life into or sucking the life out of the fabulous texts that you read with your class? The authentic texts being used to support CCSS are classics that are engaging to students. However, we need to balance the tension between ensuring understanding and wringing a text dry of its aesthetic appeal. Kay will share research-validated techniques that breathe life and joy into the rich texts recommended for our students while simultaneously enhancing comprehension. By the end of this session, you will remember why you chose to become a teacher. Date: Feb. 26, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 1-5 elementary teachers, special educators and literacy coaches Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Kay Stahl, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Strategies for Reading Literature Description: In this workshop you will learn which reading strategies have the most impact in meeting the Reading Literature Standards of the CCSS. As teachers we need to have a knowledge of what strategies work best with each reader, text, and experience. Since students come to school with varying degrees of background knowledge and at different reading levels, it helps to have several strategies to draw upon in meeting their unique needs. After attending this workshop, teachers will leave with concrete ideas for what strategies to teach, how to teach them, and ideas for matching our strategy instruction to the readers in front of us. Materials: Bring 2-3 literature books at different reading levels. Dates: Grades K-4: March 1, 2016 Grades 5-8: March 2, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-8 teachers, special educators and reading teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Gravity Goldberg, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Reading Aloud To Achieve the Common Core Learning Standards PreK-2 Description: The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) emphasize that comprehension must be a priority beginning in PreK. The whole class interactive read-aloud is the staple of the K-2 modules. The rich texts do provide the fodder for high level comprehension. However, the follow-up activities are as important as the read-aloud. The workshop will focus on both whole class and small group techniques that we can use to tailor our classroom instruction to meet the Standards and children's developmental needs. Dr. Stahl will also address the special needs of English Learners and children who are language reticent or have language-processing issues. This workshop is a must for the early childhood teacher who wants to add spice and vitality to increase the power of teacher read-alouds. Date: March 11, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades PreK-2 teachers, literacy coaches, speech and language therapists, ESL teachers, reading interventionists and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Kay Stahl, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Visual Literacy in the Common Core Elementary Classroom Description: With the click of a button, students can access infinite amounts of information…and much of it is not the written word. So much is communicated visually today, but how do we help students become visually literate? Join us for a day of exploring multimodal literacies- charts, photographs, art, television, movies, video, etc. and discussing strategies to help students decipher the messages in these visual images. Providing students with the power to interpret these visuals will lead them to a greater understanding of the text. Participants will walk away equipped with tools to promote the successful reading of images which in turn, will increase comprehension and critical thought. Materials: Classroom texts with visuals Date: March 15, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-5 classroom teachers, ELA teachers and teacher aides Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Amy Cazes Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Writing Narrative Writing: Developing Standards Based Instruction that Inspires and Engages our Students Description: Narrative writing, the text type of storytelling, can inspire young writers to author their own lives or create stories the world needs to hear- and students can do this deep, meaningful work (in all grade levels!) within the very specific narrative standards. Join us as we consider the many modes of the genre and design writing opportunities and experiences tailored to your grade level and students as we create learning opportunities for students to grow through authentic, meaningful writing experiences. Teachers will walk away with: • A narrative writing toolkit to support both whole group teaching and conferences • A plan for approaching narrative writing including goals and teaching points • Suggestions for mentor texts and anchor charts Materials: Notebook Dates: Grades K-8: July 21, 2015 or Sept. 29, 2015 or Grades 3-5: October 8, 2015 or Grades 6-8: October 27, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Classroom teachers and ELA/reading teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Patty McGee Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Informational Writing in the age of Common Core K-2 Description: Our young learners have passions! This one-day course will explore informational writing in the early grades. The writing process is unique to our K-2 learners. We will unpack the standards and consider how they fit with their writing process. The standards are specific in structure and language and the art is in the implementation of the standards while keeping student voice and passion. We will look at structures of our instructional practices that will support the standards and ways to facilitate student growth through meaningful, authentic writing experiences. Participants will leave with: • An understanding of the Informational Writing Standards • Sample unit goals and strategies to guide student writers • Strategies for K-2 informational writers • An authentic writing experience • Sample writing to use in mini-lessons, small groups and/or conferences • Sample anchor charts • Assessment tools for students and teachers Date: July 27, 2015 or Nov. 6, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-2 teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Julie Budzinski-Flores Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 24


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Informational Writing in the Age of Common Core 3-8 Description: This one-day course will explore informational writing in the middle school. We will unpack the standards and consider how they fit with the writing process. The standards are specific in structure and language and the art is in the implementation of the standards while keeping student voice and passion. We will look at structures of our instructional practices that will support the standards and ways to facilitate student growth through meaningful, authentic writing experiences. Participants will leave with: • An understanding of the Informational Writing Standards • Sample unit goals and strategies to guide student writers • Strategies for middle school informational writers • An authentic writing experience • Sample writing to use in mini-lessons, small groups and/or conferences • Sample anchor charts • Assessment tools for students and teachers Dates: Grades 3-5: July 27, 2015 or Nov. 16, 2015 Grades 6-8: July 27, 2015 or Nov. 24, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-8 teachers who require their students to write informational text Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Julie Budzinski-Flores Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Keeping the Passion in Argument Writing in the Age of Common Core Grades K-2 Description: Our young writers have opinions and ideas they are ready to share. This one day course will explore argument writing in the early grades. The writing process is unique to our K-2 learners. We will unpack the standards and consider how they fit with their writing process. The standards are specific in structure and language and the art is in the implementation of the standards while keeping student voice and passion. We will look at structures of our instructional practices that will support the standards and ways to facilitate student growth and passion through meaningful, authentic writing experiences. Participants will leave with: • An understanding of the Opinion Writing Standards • Sample unit goals and strategies to guide student writers • Strategies for K-2 argument writers • An authentic writing experience • Sample writing to use in mini-lessons, small groups and/or conferences • Sample anchor charts • Assessment tools for students and teachers Date: July 28, 2015 or Jan. 28, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-2 educators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Julie Budzinski-Flores Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.orgmailto:abrancucci@swboces.org 25


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Keeping the Fun and Passion in Opinion Writing in the Age of Common Core and Assessment; Grades 3-8 Description:Our young writers have opinions and ideas they are ready to share. This one day course will explore opinion writing in the early grades. We will unpack the standards and consider how they fit with their writing process. The standards are specific in structure and language and the art is in the implementation of the standards while keeping student voice and passion. We will look at structures of our instructional practices that will support the standards and ways to facilitate student growth and passion through meaningful, authentic writing experiences. Participants will leave with: • An understanding of the Opinion Writing Standards • Sample unit goals and strategies to guide student writers • Strategies for 3-5 opinion writers • An authentic writing experience • Sample writing to use in mini-lessons, small groups and/or conferences • Sample anchor charts • Assessment tools for students and teachers Dates: Grades 3-5: July 28, 2015 or Jan. 7, 2016 or Grades 6-8: or July 28, 2015 OR Jan. 29, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-8 educators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Julie Budzinski-Flores Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.orgmailto:abrancucci@swboces.org A Guide to Kindergarten Writing: Narrative, Informative and Opinion Writing Description: Narrative writing is often the favorite writing genre of both students and teachers. How can we improve our own practice of this much loved genre while simultaneously improving student outcomes? Informative writing is often the most interesting writing genre for youngsters. How can we take advantage of their fascination while also improving their performance? Opinion writing is often the most challenging writing genre for both students and teachers. How can we meet the challenges of this genre and build independent writers? Join us for this three-day series, or attend one session a la carte. Each day will focus solely on our youngest writers and cover several areas. We will work to deepen our understanding of performance outcomes. We will collaborate with fellow participants to look at examples of student writing and then learn some conferencing moves revolving around, "What can I teach this writer?" Time will also be spent on discussing feedback measures and how the implementation of these tools can help to promote student writing proficiency. Materials: Bring student work samples. Dates: Narrative Writing: Sept. 22, 2015 Informative Writing: Oct. 2, 2015 Opinion Writing: Dec. 18, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Kindergarten classroom teachers and special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mirell Walden, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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A Guide to First Grade Writing: Narrative, Informative and Opinion Writing Description: Narrative writing is often the favorite writing genre of both students and teachers. How can we improve our own practice of this much loved genre while simultaneously improving student outcomes? Informative writing is often the most interesting writing genre for youngsters. How can we take advantage of their fascination while also improving their performance? Opinion writing is often the most challenging writing genre for both students and teachers. How can we meet the challenges of this genre and build independent writers? Join us for this three-day series, or attend one session a la carte. Each day will focus solely on our first grade writers and cover several areas. We will work to deepen our understanding of performance outcomes. We will collaborate with fellow participants to look at examples of student writing and then learn some conferencing moves revolving around, "What can I teach this writer?" Time will also be spent on discussing feedback measures and how the implementation of these tools can help to promote student writing proficiency. Materials: Bring student work samples. Dates: Narrative Writing: Sept. 28, 2015 Informative Writing: Oct. 7, 2015 Opinion Writing:Nov. 2, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: First Grade classroom teachers and special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mirell Walden, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org A Guide to Second Grade Writing: Narrative, Informative and Opinion Writing Description: Narrative writing is often the favorite writing genre of both students and teachers. How can we improve our own practice of this much loved genre while simultaneously improving student outcomes? Informative writing is often the most interesting writing genre for youngsters. How can we take advantage of their fascination while also improving their performance? Opinion writing is often the most challenging writing genre for both students and teachers. How can we meet the challenges of this genre and build independent writers? Join us for this three-day series, or attend one session a la carte. Each day will focus solely on our second grade writers and cover several areas. We will work to deepen our understanding of performance outcomes. We will collaborate with fellow participants to look at examples of student writing and then learn some conferencing moves revolving around, "What can I teach this writer?" Time will also be spent on discussing feedback measures and how the implementation of these tools can help to promote student writing proficiency. Materials: Bring student work samples. Dates: Narrative Writing: Oct. 1, 2015 Informative Writing: Oct. 19, 2015 Opinion Writing: Jan. 5, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Second Grade classroom teachers and special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mirell Walden, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Secondary Writing Integrating Reading and Writing in the Content Areas: Grades 6-12 Description: Students can be more successful learners when they are taught reading comprehension and writing skills that help them understand and analyze material in their content classes. In this series of three interactive workshops, history, social studies and science teachers will learn practical strategies for connecting reading and writing, and for integrating these strategies in the teaching of their content. Participants will select strategies for use in their classrooms and receive feedback on the process of using them. Opportunities for integrating reading and writing strategies to promote the learning of content material will be identified, and participants will learn to create lessons for immediate use in their classrooms. Materials: Participants should bring classroom content-area texts (textbooks and supplementary materials), and typical writing assignments from which they will build lessons. Dates: Oct. 13, 2015, Dec. 8, 2015 and Feb. 9, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 6-12 history, social studies, and science teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $717 per participant for CoSer 555 members $861 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Dolores Perin, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext.3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Common Core Strategies for the Intermediate/Secondary Learner with Special Needs Description: This full-day workshop is designed for special education professionals and other teachers working with struggling students in middle and high schools. The workshop will highlight specific strategies related to the Common Core (vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing) and will focus on improving outcomes for students with diverse learning needs. Teachers will have the opportunity to create lessons embedding the Common Core Strategies to help students access the curriculum and enhance performance. Date: Oct. 28, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Special educators, teaching assistants and ELL teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alison Telsey, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Helping Students Meet Success with the ELA Common Core Learning Standards: Effective Reading and Writing Strategies for the 6-12 Classroom Description: Participants will look at the ELA Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) through the six shifts that need to be made in instruction and focus on instructional strategies to help students meet success in ELA. This workshop will provide opportunities for teachers to build instructional materials for use in the classroom and for turnkey training. Materials: Participants should bring their copy of the ELA/Literacy Common Core Learning Standards and materials used for reading and content area instruction. Date: Dec. 11, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 6 –12 classroom teachers and administrators District teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Lou Cordi Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Elementary School Math Pacing the Math Modules: Grades K-5 Description: Participants will create a yearlong pacing guide. The guide will help teachers complete all modules within a realistic number of teaching days. We’ll use New York State’s Math Emphases Document to help make sound decisions as to which lessons can be consolidated, skipped or revised in order to finish the emphasized objectives by year’s end. Materials: Participants should bring each module and a school calendar Dates: Grade K: July 23, 2015 Grade 2: July 27, 2015 Grade 4: July 29, 2015 Grade 1: July 24, 2015 Grade 3: July 28, 2015 Grade 5: July 30, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade K-5 classroom teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 10 Ways to Embed ELA Skills into the Math Curriculum Description: Participants will analyze classroom activities designed to promote reading comprehension and organizational skills in the context of solving math story problems. The activities will help students clarify the information within math problems, choose operations effectively, and express their answers accurately and precisely. A bibliography of math-themed books will also be examined. Date: August 3, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-6 classroom teachers, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Math Enrichment: Grades 3 - 5 Description: Participants will consider specific activities meant for classroom enrichment for advanced students. These activities go beyond the standards to deeply explore specific ideas. Activities will include using folded paper and hole punches to create complex symmetrical images (Grade 3), mirrors and pattern blocks to measure angles (Grade 4), and pattern blocks to multiply and divide fractions (Grade 5). Date: August 4, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-5 classroom teachers, special education, and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org NYS Common Core Math Exam Grades 3-5: Lessons Learned and Instructional Implications Description: In an effort to deepen our understanding of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCSS) and what is being assessed on the new Common Core State Exam, participants will analyze and evaluate test questions with a focus on their relationship to the standards and level of difficulty. Parallels will be made with the pre-Common Core items and the possible paradigm shifts needed as it related to math instruction. We will examine questions with focus on mathematical language and patterns in structure, plan test taking strategies around findings, and create parallel assessment questions for immediate classroom instruction using the format of the test and the CCSS. Dates: Grade 3: August 12, 2015 or Jan. 13, 2016 Grade 4: August 14, 2015 or Jan. 25, 2016 Grade 5: August 19, 2015 or Jan. 22, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-5 classroom, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alexandra Greenberg Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Story of Units: New York State Curriculum Map Focus: Pre-Kindergarten Modules Description: The module series are structured to serve both as an introduction to the curriculum as well as a continuation of professional development for classroom teachers in their first year of module implementation. The focus of each module workshop will be topic overviews, daily lesson plans, extensive problem sets, guiding questions, examples of proficient student work, and other materials. Teachers will examine the high-quality lessons and sets of materials for major, supporting and additional clusters found within modules. Grade Pre-K Modules address: Module 1: Numbers to 5 Module 4: Comparison of Length, Weight, and Capacity Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes Module 5: Numerals to 5, Addition and Subtraction Stories, Module 3: Counting to Answer Questions of How Many Counting to 20 Materials: Current module Dates: Module 1: Sept. 30, 2015 Module 3: Dec. 3, 2015 Module 5: May 16, 2016 Module 2: Nov. 4, 2015 Module 4: March 2, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Pre-K teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mary Altieri Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Kindergarten Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Grade K Modules address: Module 1: Numbers to 10 Module 4: Number Pairs, Addition and Subtraction to 10 Module 2: Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Shapes Module 5: Numbers 10-20 and Counting to 100 Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, Module 6: Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes and Numbers to 10 Materials: Current module Dates: Module 1: Sept. 29, 2015 Module 3: Dec. 7, 2015 Module 5 & 6: March 22, 2016 Module 2: Nov. 10, 2015 Module 4: Jan. 6, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Pre-K and K classroom, special education and AIS teachers. Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mary Altieri Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Grade 1 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Grade 1 Modules address: Module 1: Sums and Differences to 10 Module 5: Identifying, Composing, and Module 2: Introduction to Place Value through Addition and Subtraction Within 20 Partitioning Shapes Module 3: Ordering and Comparing Length Measurements as Numbers Module 6: Place Value, Comparison, Module 4: Place Value, Comparison, Addition and Subtraction to 40 Addition and Subtraction to 100 Materials: Current module Dates: Module 1: Sept. 21, 2015 Module 4: Dec. 15, 2015 Module 6: May 18, 2016 Modules: 2 & 3: Oct. 16, 2015 Module 5: Jan. 25, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 1 classroom teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mary Altieri Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Grade 2 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Grade 2 Modules address: Module 1: Sums and Differences to 20 Module 6: Foundations of Multiplication Module 2: Addition and Subtraction of Length Units and Division Module 3: Place Value, Counting, and Comparison of Numbers to 1000 Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Module 4: Addition and Subtraction within 200 with Word Problems to 100 Money, and Data Module 5: Addition and Subtraction within 1000 with Word Problems to 100 Module 8: Time, Shapes, and Fractions Materials: Current module Dates: Modules 1 & 2: Sept. 22, 2015 Module 5: Jan. 20, 2016 Module 7: April 25, 2016 Module 3: Oct. 21, 2015 Module 6: March 3, 2016 Module 8: May 4, 2016 Module 4:Dec. 11, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 2 classroom teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Grade 3 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Grade 3 Modules address: Module 1: Properties of Multiplication & Division and Solving Problems Module 5: Fractions as Numbers on a Number Line with Units 2-5 & 10 Module 6: Collecting and Displaying Data Module 2: Place Value and Problem Solving with Units of Measure Module 7: Geometry and Measurement Word Module 3: Multiplication and Division with Units of 0,1, 6-9, Problems and Multiples of 10 Module 4: Multiplication and Area Materials: Current module Dates: Module 1: Sept. 24, 2015 Module 3: Dec. 1, 2015 Modules 5 & 6: March 7, 2016 Module 2: Oct. 20, 2015 Module 4: Feb. 12, 2016 Module 7: April 26, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3 classroom teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Grade 4 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Grade 4 Modules address: Module 1: Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, Addition and Subtraction and Operations Module 2: Unit Conversions Module 6: Decimal Fractions Module 3: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division Module 7: Exploring Multiplication Module 4: Angle Measure and Plane Figures Materials: Current module Dates: Module 1& 2: Sept.25, 2015 Module 4: Dec. 2, 2015 Module 6: April 27, 2016 Module 3: Oct. 29, 2015 Module 5: Feb. 11, 2016 Module 7: May 3, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 4 classroom teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 34


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Grade 5 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying the Modules for Your Students! Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Grade 5 Modules address: Module 1: Module 1: Place Value and Decimal Fractions Module 5: Addition and Multiplication with Module 2: Multi-Digit Whole Number and Decimal Fraction Operations Volume and Area Module 3: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions Module 6: Problem Solving with the Module 4: Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Decimal Fractions Coordinate Plane Materials: Current module Dates: Module 1: September 21, 2015 Module 3: December 10, 2015 Module 5: February 4, 2016 Module 2: October 16, 2015 Module 4: January 19, 2016 Module 6: April 28, 2016 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3:00pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 5 classroom teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org The Math Behind the Modules: Place Value Across the Grade Levels K-2 Description: This workshop analyzes place value methods and strategies used in the Modules for grades Kindergarten through grade 2. The goal of this workshop is that teachers will be familiar with what students are learning in multiple grades. With this knowledge, teachers will be able to differentiate effectively for students working below and above grade level. Date: Oct. 30, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade K-2 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org The Math Behind the Modules: Place Value Across the Grade Levels 2-4 Description: This workshop analyzes place value methods and strategies used in the Modules for grades 2- 4. The goal of this workshop is that teachers will be familiar with what students are learning in multiple grades. With this knowledge, teachers will be able to differentiate effectively for students working below and above grade level. Date: Oct. 26, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 2-4 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 35


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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Math 2015-2 016 CURRICULUM COUNCIL MEETINGS Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 April - No meeting Wednesday, May 25, 2016 June - No meeting All meetings will be held at: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528 8:30am – 10:30am

Bringing Common Core Math to Life through Student Engagement, Activities, and Games in Grades 2-5 Description: In this workshop teachers will participate in hands-on activities designed to support the teaching of the Common Core Learning Standards through active student engagement. Using readily available materials teachers will be able to reach a wide variety of student needs in the significant domains regarding number, operations and algebraic thinking. Built into the various games/activities are opportunities for differentiation. This workshop is designed for regular and special education teachers in Grades 2 through 5. Although there will be references to the appropriate Engage NY modules, their use is not a necessary prerequisite for this session. Date: November 6, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 2-5 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Mary Altieri Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Visual Models for Addition and Subtraction Word Problems in Grades K-5 Description: Participants will examine the different story problem situations as described in Table 1 of the Common Core Learning Standards. They will practice different ways to orchestrate classroom instruction, and merge students' intuitive drawings with tape diagrams and other visual models. This workshop is appropriate for Grades K-5. Date: Nov. 9, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades K-5 teachers, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org The Math Behind The Modules: Fractions, Concept Progression Grades 3-5 Description: The workshop participants will examine pictorial (area models and a number line) as well as the algorithmic representation of the concept of fractions as it evolves and progresses from grades 3-5. The “hands on” approach will offer an opportunity for teachers to explore the models and practice problems as they appear in the lessons of Grade 3 Module 5, Grade 4 Module 5, and Grade 5 Modules 3 and 4. Additionally, teachers will explore problem solving strategies using fraction models and equations in representing the problem, deepening the understanding in accordance with the CCLS. The workshop will include modeling of benchmark fractions and number sense as they pertain to students’ ability to estimate and reason mentally. Date: Dec. 14, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 3-5 teachers, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 37


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Geometry Through Grades K - 2 Description: Participants will analyze Common Core Standards for Grades K-2. The goal of this workshop is that teachers will be familiar with what students are learning in multiple grades. With this knowledge, teachers will be able to differentiate effectively for students working below and above grade level. Date: Feb. 26, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade K-2 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Geometry Through Grades 3-5 Description: Participants will analyze Common Core Standards for Grades 3-5. The goal of this workshop is that teachers will be familiar with what students are learning in multiple grades. With this knowledge, teachers will be able to differentiate effectively for students working below and above grade level. Date: Jan. 6, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-5 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 38


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Math Module Lessons: Adopt, Adapt, or Modify, Lesson Analysis in Grades 3-5 Description: This is a three session workshop. Teachers will examine effective ways to modify Module lessons in order to adapt for specific students. The strategies and protocols used in the workshop will be tried in the classroom, and discussed in the second and third sessions. Dates: Oct. 1, 2015, Dec, 3, 2015 and Feb. 10, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-5 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $552 per participant for CoSer 555 members $660 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Understanding the Common Core Learning Standards: Focus on Problem Solving with Tape Diagrams K-2 Description: Problem solving remains a critical part of the mathematics curriculum. The Common Core Learning Standards addresses problem solving "situations" at every grade level. This workshop allows teachers to examine the various types of word problems, as defined in the CCLS and analyze strategies to help their students. Participants will: Analyze the effectiveness of tape (bar) diagrams to help students comprehend and solve story problems • Examine the value of a problem solving protocol • Link the theory to practice by analyzing classroom activities designed to enhance students' problem solving abilities • Link specific problem solving situation with the Common Core Learning Standards Date: Oct. 14, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade K-2 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Understanding the Common Core Learning Standards: Focus on Problem Solving with Tape Diagrams 3-5 Description: Problem solving remains a critical part of the mathematics curriculum. The Common Core Learning Standards addresses problem solving "situations" at every grade level. This workshop allows teachers to examine the various types of word problems, as defined in the CCLS and analyze strategies to help their students. Participants will: Analyze the effectiveness of tape (bar) diagrams to help students comprehend and solve story problems • Examine the value of a problem solving protocol • Link the theory to practice by analyzing classroom activities designed to enhance students' problem solving abilities • Link specific problem solving situation with the Common Core Learning Standards Date: October 15, 2015 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3:00pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-5 classroom, special education, AIS, and ELA teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Margaret (Peggy) Golden Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Middle School Math Grade 6 Math: Supporting Lessons Learned: Modifying Modules for Your Students! Description: The topics and lessons will be referenced in accordance with each Module’s pacing. The collaborative setting will enable teachers to develop scaffolding and differentiating strategies with this “hands on” approach. The workshop is designed as a continuation of professional development for teachers that are: classroom teachers in their second or third year of module implementation; content teachers that are looking to use the Modules for curriculum alignment to the CCLS; and Special Education teachers’ further development of instructional enrichment. Module 1: Ratio and Unit Rates Module 4: Expressions & Equations Module 2: Arithmetic Operations Including Dividing by a Fraction Module 5: Area, Surface Area, and Volume Module 3: Rational Numbers Module 6: Statistics Dates: Module 1:Sept. 24, 2015 Module 2: Nov. 5, 2015 Module 3: Jan. 26, 2016 Module 4:Feb. 8, 2016 Module 5: March 4, 2016 Module 6: May 23, 2016 Materials: Current Module Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 6, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alexandra Greenberg Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Grade 7 Math: Digging Deeper into CCLS for Mathematics Modules Description: Participants will explore the four different lesson structures (Problem Set, Exploration, Socratic, and Modeling Cycle) used to format each module lesson. The workshop will address differences among the lesson structures; how the lesson structure engages students in the topic; how to launch each lesson type; scaffolding strategies; and instructional resources referenced by Engage NY. All participants will leave the sessions with a) an example of each lesson structure, including resources; (b) a systematic approach to create CCLS lessons; and (c) an actual lesson for the module session topic they can implement for their grade level. Each workshop stands alone, and is focused on the module topic. Materials: Current Module Grade 7 Modules address: Module 1: Ratios and Proportional Relationships Module 4: Percent and Proportional Relationships Module 2: Rational Numbers Module 5: Statistics and Probability Module 3: Expressions and Equations Module 6: Geometry Dates: Module 1: Oct. 5, 2015 Module 2: Nov. 23, 2015 *The remainder of the modules will be scheduled in MyLearningPlan.com with the pacing calendar Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 7 math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, PhD Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 42


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Grade 8 Math: Digging Deeper into CCLS for Mathematics Modules Description: Participants will explore the four different lesson structures (Problem Set, Exploration, Socratic, and Modeling Cycle) used to format each module lesson. The workshop will address differences among the lesson structures; how the lesson structure engages students in the topic; how to launch each lesson type; scaffolding strategies; and instructional resources referenced by Engage NY. All participants will leave the sessions with a) an example of each lesson structure, including resources; (b) a systematic approach to create CCLS lessons; and (c) an actual lesson for the module session topic they can implement for their grade level. Each workshop stands alone, and is focused on the module topic. Materials: Current Module Grade 8 Modules address: Module 1: Integer Exponents and the Scientific Notation Module 5: Examples of Functions from Geometry Module 2: The Concept of Congruence Module 6: Linear Functions Module 3: Similarity Module 7: Introduction to Irrational Numbers Using Geometry Module 4: Linear Equations Dates: Module 1: Oct. 7, 2015 Module 2: Nov. 16, 2015 The remainder of the modules will be scheduled in MyLearningPlan.com with the pacing calendar Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 8 math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Visual Modules and Problem Solving in Mathematics: Grades 6-8 Description: Problem solving remains a critical part of the mathematics curriculum. The Common Core Learning Standards addresses problem solving "situations" at every grade level. This workshop allows teachers to examine the various types of word problems, as defined in the CCLS and analyze strategies to help their students. Participants will: • Analyze the effectiveness of visual models such as tape (bar) diagrams and area models to help students compre hend and solve various story problems, ratio, percent and other grade relevant word problems • Examine the value of a problem solving protocol • Link the theory to practice by analyzing classroom activities designed to enhance students' problem solving abilities • Link specific problem solving situation with the Common Core Learning Standards Date: Nov. 9, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 6-8 math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alexandra Greenberg Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 43


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Math Behind the Modules: Fractions Boot Camp Grades 6 → Building on Grade 5 Description: This workshop will focus on creating a thorough understanding of fractions as a concept. Teachers will examine fraction representational methods such as Area Models, Tape Diagrams and Number Lines as they pertain to the CCLS. The focus will be on techniques and strategies encouraging students to deepen their understanding of fractions. Participants will focus on problem solving techniques related to all four operations but mainly within the context of multiplication and division. Teachers will engage in discussion illustrating instructional strategies helpful in transitioning students' idea of fractions as units to the idea of fractions as a ratio. As a result of this session participants will: • Understand the applications of visual models as they are appear in the Modules • Develop a systematic approach to fraction-related problem solving • Understand the transition between concept of fraction as units to fractions as ratios Date: Oct. 30, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 5-6 math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alexandra Greenberg Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org NYS Common Core Math Exam Grades 6-8: Lessons Learned and Instructional Implications Description: In an effort to deepen our understanding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and what is being assessed on the new Common Core State Exam, participants will analyze and evaluate test questions with a focus on their relationship to the standards and level of difficulty. Parallels will be made with the pre-Common Core items and the possible paradigm shifts needed as it related to math instruction. We will examine questions with focus on mathematical language and patterns in structure, plan test taking strategies around findings, and create parallel assessment questions for immediate classroom instruction using the format of the test and the CCSS Dates: Grade 6: August 21, 2015 or Jan. 7, 2016 Grade 7: August 10, 2015 or Dec. 4, 2015 Grade 8: August 17, 2015 or Jan. 21, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 6-8 classroom, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend. Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alexandra Greenberg Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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High School Math Algebra 1: Digging Deeper into Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) for Mathematics Modules Description: Participants will explore the four different lesson structures (Problem Set, Exploration, Socratic, and Modeling Cycle) used to format each module lesson. The workshop will address differences among the lesson structures; how the lesson structure engages students in the topic; how to launch each lesson type; scaffolding strategies; and instructional resources referenced by Engage NY. All participants will leave the sessions with a) an example of each lesson structure, including resources; (b) a systematic approach to create CCLS lessons; and (c) an actual lesson for the module session topic they can implement for their grade level. Each workshop stands alone, and is focused on the module topic. Module 1: Relationships between Quantities & Reasoning Module 4: Polynomial and Quadratic Expressions, with Equations and Their Graphs Equations with Equations and Functions Module 2: Descriptive Statistics Module 3: Linear and Exponential Functions Module 5: Synthesis of Modeling with Equations and Functions Materials: Current Module Dates: Module 1: August 11, 2015 or Oct. 14, 2015 Module 4: March 21, 2016 Module 2: Nov. 24, 2015 Module 5: May 11, 2016 Module 3: Dec. 4, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 8, high school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Geometry: Digging Deeper into Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) for Mathematics Modules Description: Participants will explore the four different lesson structures (Problem Set, Exploration, Socratic, and Modeling Cycle) used to format each module lesson. The workshop will address differences among the lesson structures; how the lesson structure engages students in the topic; how to launch each lesson type; scaffolding strategies; and instructional resources referenced by Engage NY. All participants will leave the sessions with a) an example of each lesson structure, including resources; (b) a systematic approach to create CCLS lessons; and (c) an actual lesson for the module session topic they can implement for their grade level. Each workshop stands alone, and is focused on the module topic. Materials: Current Module Module 1: Congruence, Proof, and Construction Module 4: Connecting Algebra and Geometry Module 2: Similarity, Proof and Trigonometry through Coordinates Module 3: Extending to Three Dimensions Module 5: Circles with or without Coordinates Dates: Module 1: Oct. 15, 2015 Module 3: Jan. 5, 2016 Module 5: May 12, 2016 Module 2: Nov. 18, 2015 Module 4: March 15, 2016 Audience: High school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Algebra 2 Unwrapping the NYSED Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) Mathematics Modules Description: Participants will explore the mathematic behind the Engage NY Algebra II modules. Included in the workshop will be an overview of each module with applicable suggestions as how to plan lessons by using the modules as well as by selecting instructional resources. The Algebra II Modules will be presented in accordance of the NYSED scheduled administration. Materials: Current Module Module 1: Polynomial, Rational, and Radical Relationships Module 3: Functions Module 2: Trigonometric Functions Module 4: Inferences and Conclusions Dates: Module 1: Oct. 19, 2015 Module 3: Jan. 21, 2016 Module 2: Nov. 20, 2015 Module 4: March 16, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: High school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Algebra 1: Engaging Students in Math Modules - Prep for Regents Description: Participants will explore the mathematics behind the Engage NY Modules. The in-depth study will include strategies used to engage students in making learning more enjoyable and applicable while addressing possible learning gaps as the curriculum adjusts to the new Common Core Learning Standards. The modules workshop will be presented in accordance with the NYSED scheduled administration. Date: March 3, 2016 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3:00pm program, lunch on your own Audience: High school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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High School Geometry: Engaging Students in Math Modules - Prep for Regents Description: Participants will explore the mathematics behind the Engage NY Modules. The in-depth study will include strategies used to engage students in making learning more enjoyable and applicable while addressing possible learning gaps as the curriculum adjusts to the new Common Core Learning Standards. The modules workshop will be presented in accordance with the NYSED scheduled administration. Date: March 8, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: High school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Algebra 2: Engaging Students in Math Modules - Prep for Regents Description: Participants will explore the mathematics behind the Engage NY Modules. The in-depth study will include strategies used to engage students in making learning more enjoyable and applicable while addressing possible learning gaps as the curriculum adjusts to the new Common Core Learning Standards. The modules workshop will be presented in accordance with the NYSED scheduled administration. Date: March 14, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: High school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 47


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High School Math Teachers: How Knowing Your Professional Identity Will Help You Navigate the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) for Mathematics Description: Participants will determine their professional identity by completing math learning and teaching style inventories, and exploring their beliefs on how math is learned and taught. They will then compare their instructional beliefs to traditional and non-traditional approaches to classroom math instruction. Contained in common core modules are four lesson structures. They will learn to apply a systematic process, using each lesson structure. Each participant will leave the sessions with: a) his/her professional identity, determined by completing math learning and teaching style inventories; b) a knowledge of how their learning/teaching style supports common core lesson structures (Problem Set, Socratic, Exploration, Modeling Cycle) to create dynamic classroom learning environments; and c) applications on how to engage students by implementing the four lesson structures. Date: Dec. 2, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: High school math teachers, special education and AIS teachers Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Connecting Common Core Literacy to Reading and Writing in Science Class Description: In this 2-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the NYSED ELA Common Core Learning Standards with a focus on how the Common Core is connected to reading and writing in science. Participants will explore strategies for reading informational text (i.e. Close Read, Two Tier Vocabulary) and strategies for explanatory and argument writing. Participants will be asked to bring text they will use in their science instruction so that they will be able to tailor the workshop to their classroom instruction. Dates: High School August 12, 2015 or Dec.14, 2014 and Jan. 8, 2016 Middle School August 19, 2015 or Dec. 21, 2015 and Jan.15, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General and special education high school and middle school teachers, department chairs and curriculum administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $368 per participant for CoSer 555 members $440 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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MakerSpace: Zone for Critical and Creative Thinking Description: Making is creative, innovative, inventive, collaborative, resourceful and empowering. The maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. It encourages a deep engagement with content, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration while sparking curiosity. According to Thomas Kalil, deputy director of the White House's office of Science and Technology Policy, the Maker movement really "begins with the Makers themselves - who find making, tinkering, inventing, problem-solving, discovering and sharing intrinsically rewarding." Emphasis will be on designing your own MakerSpace. Participants (Makers) will explore and learn through engaging in hands on experiences and Q&A with leading experts. Date: Oct. 20, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am – 3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Teachers and School Library Media Specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant Presenters: Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Ed.D. and Pam Berger Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org What’s New in Science? Description: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are out! Twenty-six states and their broad-based teams worked together with a 41-member writing team and partners throughout the country to develop the standards. Join us for a day of science as we explore the Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI) Arrangements and make sense of what these standards mean for everyday instruction. Emphasis on the sharing of open source materials, tools and processes designed and chosen to deepen your knowledge and understanding of the NGSS to inform your daily planning. Opportunities to rethink and adapt existing curriculum and assessments (formative and performance based) aligned to the expectations of the NGSS. Materials: Please bring a laptop computer Dates: Grades K-5: Jan. 22, 2016 Grades 6-12: Feb. 25, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General, science, special education teachers, department chairs and curriculum coordinators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant per day for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant per day for CoSer non-members Presenter: Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Ed.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Preparing for the NYSED Elementary Science Performance Test Description: Participants will learn how to set up the equipment for the science performance tests, administer and score the tests. Date: March 17, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30-11:30 am program Audience: Grade 4 classroom teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Preparing for the NYSED Intermediate Level Science (ILS) Performance Test Description: Participants will learn how to set up the equipment for the science performance tests, administer and score the tests. Date: March 17, 2016 Time: 12 pm registration and coffee, 12:30 pm-3:30 pm program Audience: Grade 8 science teachers and special education teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Linda Fusco, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Social Studies

Getting Comfortable with the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) for Literacy in History/Social Studies Description: Learn how to connect your planning and classroom practice with strategies that unpack the Common Core Learning Standards, build learning goals and help students deepen new knowledge. In addition, attention will be paid to the use of documents, close readings, DOK questions and instructional shifts. Materials: NYS Common Core Learning Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies Date: August 3, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 6-12 social studies content area teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Angela Magliano Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org The C3 Framework: A Powerful Tool Description: Understand how the Inquiry Arc is a lesson and unit planning approach that uses teacher and student developed questions in the acquisition and application of knowledge. Explore the 4 dimensions that define the Inquiry Arc and practice with exemplars. Learn more about writing compelling and supporting questions and how to use C3 based rubrics to evaluate student work. Support materials will be provided. Materials: NYS Social Studies Framework, 6-12 Date: August 6, 2015 or Nov. 4, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 4-6 teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Angela Magliano Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 52


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Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments - Social Studies

Navigating the Newness of the NYS Social Studies Curriculum Framework Description: Focus on the key ideas and conceptual understandings included in the NYS Social Studies Curriculum Framework. Review the Inquiry Arc found in the Framework and practice its 4 dimensions of informed inquiry. Create a C3 “Insta-Lesson” with materials handed out. Materials: NYS Social Studies Framework, 4-6 Date: Sept. 25, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grades 4-6 teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Angela Magliano Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Implementing the New Social Studies Framework Description: This two-and-a-half day workshop is designed to prepare middle school social studies teachers and curriculum leaders to implement the new Social Studies Framework, approved by the Board of Regents in April 2014. Using their current courses of study as a starting point, participants will explore ways to change these to align with the Frameworks, paying special attention to the Social Studies Practices (Skills) as we discuss strategies to shift the focus of instruction. These changes interface with Common Core literacy work that middle schools have already undertaken. Participants will engage and reflect in an inquiry experience using the Stripling Inquiry Process and then explore the C3 Inquiry Model, developed in the Binghamton toolkit, and unpack the inquiry template and the annotated inquiries for grades 7 and 8. They will have the opportunity to work on their own inquiries for possible field-testing with their classes and share their inquiries (and possible field test results) and potential course restructuring ideas during the final half-day workshop. Materials: Participants should bring any books, materials or resources that will aid in the application of learning. Laptop, tablet, Chromebook optional Date: Choose one of the following cycles: Jan. 19, Jan. 20, and Feb. 3, 2016 (Feb. 3, 2016 12-3 pm) Feb. 11, Feb. 12, and March 7, 2016 (March 7, 12 pm–3 pm) Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Social Studies Teachers and School Library Media Specialist Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $637 per participant for CoSer 555 members $765 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Steven Goldberg and Pam Berger Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500 ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Students as Historians: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom Description: This workshop will provide an opportunity for teachers to locate primary source materials that are key components of NYS Social Studies Framework, Inquiry-based student activities and curriculum projects. Participants will be introduced to an extensive collection of “memories,” audio, video, image and print resources that are rich with possibilities for creating Inquiry activities and sparking class discussion and debate. With instant digital access to historical photos, films, audio recordings, advertisements, maps, and text resources in the humanities, students will think like historians: question, make unique observations, analyze, and even create new interpretations of historical events and issues. Field-tested activities, projects and presentations that colleagues have created, will be offered that can be modified to fit a variety of curricular goals for all grade levels, including “actual” cultural and historical artifacts that serve as a foundation for independent research. The Goals of the workshop are: • To understand the relationship of Inquiry-based Learning, Common Core Standards and Primary Sources • To differentiate between primary and secondary resources • To locate relevant, high-quality multi-media cultural and historical materials that support project goals • To develop curriculum strategies to enhance students’ ability to observe, question and analyze primary source materials Date: Nov. 5, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School Library Media Specialists, social studies and ELA teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant Presenter: Phyllis DiBianco Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org Teaching for Inquiry: The Link to ELA Common Core and Social Studies Framework Description: Inquiry, researching to deepen understanding, is a K-12 Literacy and Social Studies proficiency at the heart of the Common Core State Standards. This two-day workshop provides a well-developed model with approaches, instructional strategies, handouts, tools and texts for developing independence and creative critical thinking skills in students. The workshop focus is twofold: The Inquiry Process • Initiating inquiry through engagement • Investigating and gathering information • Deepening understanding through construction of new meaning • Finalizing inquiry through expression • Developing and communicating an evidence-based perspective Technology and Multimedia: • Integrating technology in all inquiry phases to help students develop analytic reading and research skills. Participant will leave with a Classroom and Turn-Key Inquiry Model Materials: Participants should bring any books, materials or resources that will aid in the application of learning. Laptop, tablet, Chromebook optional Dates: Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am – 3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: K-12 school librarian and classroom teachers in all content areas Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $478 per participant Presenters: Pam Berger and Lou Cordi Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org 54


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Assessments/Scoring

New York State ELA Assessment Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 Description: This training program has been designed for school district staff members who will lead the scoring of the New York State ELA Assessments for their districts. Scorers, even teachers who score each year, must be trained on the current assessment every year. Scoring reliability requires annual training in the specific grade level rubrics. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts. Experienced SWBOCES facilitators and ELA consultants will prepare participants to conduct scoring training in their own districts through the following process: • Review the roles/responsibilities of Scoring Leaders and how to organize and manage the logistics of scoring • Practice scoring student sample responses in preparation for training others, and become thoroughly familiar with the scoring rubrics, anchor papers and specific score points for the actual assessment • Gain the knowledge and skill needed to coordinate the scoring process and obtain information to deal with questions/issues during scoring Materials: Scorer materials; training set, practice set and consistency assurance set Dates: Grades 4, 6, 8: April 11, 2016 Grades 3, 5, 7: April 12, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School/district scoring leaders and district testing coordinators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: School/district scoring leaders and district testing coordinator Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org New York State Math Assessment Scoring Leader Training for Grades 3-8 Description: This training program has been designed for school district staff members who will lead the scoring of the New York State Math Assessments for their districts. Scorers, even teachers who score each year, must be trained on the current assessment every year. Scoring reliability requires annual training in the specific grade level rubrics. Our goal is to prepare district scoring leaders using the most current and accurate information. This will ensure that the evaluation of student responses is consistent within and among districts. Experienced SWBOCES facilitators and Math consultants will prepare participants to conduct scoring training in their own districts through the following process: • Review the roles/responsibilities of Scoring Leaders and how to organize and manage the logistics of scoring • Practice scoring student sample responses in preparation for training others, and become thoroughly familiar with the scoring rubrics, anchor papers and specific score points for the actual assessment • Gain the knowledge and skill needed to coordinate the scoring process and obtain information to deal with questions/issues during scoring Materials: Scorer materials; training set, practice set and consistency assurance set Dates: Grades 4, 6, 8: April 19, 2016 Grades 3, 5, 7: April 20, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School/district scoring leaders and district testing coordinator Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: SWBOCES Math Scoring Leader Trainer Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org

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Library Coaches Program: Building Capacity for the Common Core Learning Standards Through the Library Description: Tap into the School Library’s potential and deepen your impact in this yearlong program The benefits includes: • Develop a deep understanding of the ELA Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and Social Studies Frame work and the fundamental role in crafting rigorous instruction for ALL students and creating a culture of inquiry • Conduct a library collection analysis to support the increase use of informational text in all subject areas and social studies primary sources • Learn specific teaching strategies and student thinking routines to integrate inquiry in all program areas • Participate in leadership training, integrating the critical thinking and information integration and use of technology for learning • Benefit from blended professional development: onsite, face-to-face workshops and a continuous online learning environment, including a blog, forums and resources Audience: School Library Media Specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $2,000 per librarian, per year Contact: Pam Berger 914-345-8500, ext. 3147 pberger@swboces.org Enhancing Instruction with Digital Resources Description: Students and teachers can have varying levels of engagement with technology in the classroom and library. At what level is technology being used to enhance student learning, and at what level is it being used to truly transform education? In this session, participants will explore AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning and AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning through the lens of the Stripling Model of Inquiry and learn how to transform the instructional process. Walk away with a digital toolbox of apps, websites, mashups and more. Materials: BYOD, laptop, etc. Date: July 14, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School Library Media Specialists, classroom teachers and technology teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $180 per participant Presenter: Melissa Jacobs Israel Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org MakerSpace: Zone for Critical and Creative Thinking Description: Making is creative, innovative, inventive, collaborative, resourceful and empowering. The maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. It encourages a deep engagement with content, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration while sparking curiosity. According to Thomas Kalil, deputy director of the White House's office of Science and Technology Policy, the Maker movement really "begins with the Makers themselves - who find making, tinkering, inventing, problem-solving, discovering and sharing intrinsically rewarding." Emphasis will be on designing your own MakerSpace. Participants (Makers) will explore and learn through engaging in hands on experiences and Q&A with leading experts. Date: Oct. 20, 2015 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am - 3:00pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Teachers and School Library Media Specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant Presenters: Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Ed.D. and Pam Berger Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org 56


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Students as Historians: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom Description: This workshop will provide an opportunity for teachers to locate primary source materials that are key components of NYS Social Studies Framework, Inquiry-based student activities and curriculum projects. Participants will be introduced to an extensive collection of “memories,” audio, video, image and print resources that are rich with possibilities for creating Inquiry activities and sparking class discussion and debate. With instant digital access to historical photos, films, audio recordings, advertisements, maps, and text resources in the humanities, students will think like historians: question, make unique observations, analyze, and even create new interpretations of historical events and issues. Field-tested activities, projects and presentations that colleagues have created, will be offered that can be modified to fit a variety of curricular goals for all grade levels, including “actual” cultural and historical artifacts that serve as a foundation for independent research. The Goals of the workshop are: • To understand the relationship of Inquiry-based Learning, Common Core Standards and Primary Sources • To differentiate between primary and secondary resources • To locate relevant, high-quality multi-media cultural and historical materials that support project goals • To develop curriculum strategies to enhance students’ ability to observe, question and analyze primary source materials Date: Nov. 5, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School Library Media Specialists, social studies and ELA teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant Presenter: Phyllis DiBianco Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org 24/7 “SEARCH” For Success Database Management Service Description: The 21st Century way to access and research authoritative information across all your databases with one login through mobile devices, tablets, laptops and computers. “SEARCH” for Success is a database management program that provides “one-stop” easy and equitable access to all your online databases purchased through SWBOCES School Library System, including those in NOVELNY and TeachingBooks. In addition, usage statistics are available to support purchasing decisions. The benefits includes: • Each school library has one unique login for all databases, which may be used by students, staff and parents • One usage report for all databases • Customized website design for each school library • Mobile App • Workshops to learn search strategies and resources • Helps district personnel obtain maximum use of their online databases in support of the Common Core Learning Standards and other informational needs Dates: Oct. 1, 2015, Jan. 6, 2016 and April 20, 2016 Time: 3:30-5:30 pm Audience: School Library Media Specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $400 per building Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org

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Implementing the New Social Studies Framework Description: This two-and-a-half day workshop is designed to prepare middle school social studies teachers and curriculum leaders to implement the new Social Studies Framework, approved by the Board of Regents in April 2014. Using their current courses of study as a starting point, participants will explore ways to change these to align with the Frameworks, paying special attention to the Social Studies Practices (Skills) as we discuss strategies to shift the focus of instruction. These changes interface with Common Core literacy work that middle schools have already undertaken. Participants will engaged and reflect in an inquiry experience using the Stripling Inquiry Process and then explore the C3 Inquiry Model, developed in the Binghamton toolkit, and unpack the inquiry template and the annotated inquiries for grades 7 and 8. They will have the opportunity to work on their own inquiries for possible field-testing with their classes and share their inquiries (and possible field test results) and potential course restructuring ideas during the final half-day workshop. Materials: Participants should bring any books, materials or resources that will aid in the application of learning. Laptop, tablet, Chromebook optional Dates: Choose one of the following cycles: Jan. 19, Jan. 20, and Feb. 3, 2016 (Feb. 3, 2016 12-3 pm) Feb. 11, Feb. 12, and March 7, 2016 (March 7, 2016 12 pm – 3 pm) Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Social Studies Teachers and School Library Media Specialist Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $637 per participant for CoSer 555 members $765 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Steven Goldberg and Pam Berger Contact: AnnaMarie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Teaching for Inquiry: The Link to ELA Common Core and Social Studies Framework Description: Inquiry, researching to deepen understanding, is a K-12 Literacy and Social Studies proficiency at the heart of the Common Core State Standards. This two-day workshop provides a well-developed model with approaches, instructional strategies, handouts, tools and texts for developing independence and creative critical thinking skills in students. The workshop focus is twofold: The Inquiry Process: • Initiating inquiry through engagement • Investigating and gathering information • Deepening understanding through construction of new meaning • Finalizing inquiry through expression • Developing and communicating an evidence-based perspective Technology and Multimedia: • Integrating technology in all inquiry phases to help students develop analytic reading and research skills. Participant will leave with a Classroom and Turn-Key Inquiry Model Materials: Participants should bring any books, materials or resources that will aid in the application of learning. Laptop, tablet, Chromebook optional Dates: Nov.12 and Nov. 13, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am – 3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: K-12 school librarian and classroom teachers in all content areas Building teams are strongly encouraged to attend Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $478 per participant Presenters: Pam Berger and Lou Cordi Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext. 3122 jjamal@swboces.org 58


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Fair Use Guidelines and Copyright Laws: the Impact on Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development in Schools Description: In this informative and interactive one-day seminar, Anne Dalton, Esquire, will provide clarification on the Fair Use (Section 107) Guidelines and Copyright Law The Inquiry Process: • What copyright laws govern digital resources? • What materials can and can’t be freely copied or distributed? • What are the guidelines for using hyperlinks in online information sources? • What accountability measures can school districts face if faculty members are non-compliant? Ms. Dalton will provide answers to these questions and many more regarding Fair Use and Copyright Laws as they apply to schools. This fast-paced, highly interactive, and fun session on a serious subject, complete with useful hand-outs, Q and A, and small-group discussions about real world compliance issues in today’s schools and libraries, will provide the understanding needed for responsible educational practice. Students, parents, and educators depend on schools to model, explain, and correctly apply fair use principles, along with e-reserve, media streaming and copyright concepts and formats. Learn about copy-right, fair use, the First Sale doctrine, infringement issues, creative commons licensing, student performance issues, common sense teacher rules, and parameters. Learn Teach Act guidelines and more from an experienced copyright attorney. Dates: Jan. 15, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School Library Media Specialists, teachers, and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant Presenter: Ann Dalton, Esq. Contact: Janet Jamal 914-345-8500, ext.3122 jjamal@swboces.org SWBOCES School Library System Digital Library Service Description: The SWBOCES Digital Library Program, in its 4th year, is a collaborative online service for middle and high school students that provides access to over 2,300 digital ebooks and audio books, to students and staff. This service is an extension of the print collection in school libraries; however, it is online with 24/7 access. It is convenient for students to check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. The benefits includes: • Ebooks encourage students to read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning challenged, second language learners and gifted readers can all benefit from this service • The process is simple and easy to use, just choose and download ebooks • Ebooks are portable, students can carry ebooks in their mobile devices, laptops, notebooks or any ebook reader, without worrying about weight • With today’s technology, you can read ebooks everywhere, in the classroom, the library, and in one’s home; and each school has one library representative on the Digital Library Advisory Board Dates: Sept. 28, 2015, Dec.14, 2015, March 2, 2016 and May 6, 2016 Time: 8:30 am-10 am Audience: Members of the SWBOCES SLS Digital Library Advisory Board Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: Includes the building base fee plus the Private Building Collection fee (optional), which is a $1,000 onetime fee to set up; $500 allocated to purchase ebooks. Building base fee: • less than 500 students: $1,800 • 201 – 1000 students: $2,400 • 1001 – 2,000 students: $3,000 • Over 2,000 students: $3,600 Optional: Private Building Collection: (small or large population) $1,000 Contact: Kate Lalier 914-345-8500, ext. 3127 klalier@swboces.org 59


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Great Teachers and Leaders

Great Teachers and Leaders Southern Westchester BOCES is committed to supporting teachers and administrators in deepening their practice. The Great Teachers and Leaders series supports administrators in leadership through evaluation and in their daily work with their staff. Curriculum Council Curriculum Council invites Central Office teammates and district representatives to collaborate together throughout the year. Updates from NYSED are shared, including resources that support initiatives. The sessions provide a platform for highlighting best practices throughout our region and help administrators deepen their knowledge on a variety of topics. Administrator Thinking Sessions These one hour lunch and learn sessions are offered throughout the year free of cost to our component district administrators. Monthly topics, informed by our partners in the field, are emailed out prior to the meetings. Administrators are invited to bring their lunch and engage in a targeted learning experience designed to provide a shared platform for navigating current challenges. Regional Workshops for Administrators Workshops presented by and for area administrators are a growing part of our shared regional learning. The Southern Westchester BOCES professional development center is committed to crafting shared learning sessions based on needs articulated by our partners in our component schools. Updated lists of workshops are shared with area administrators. Principal Evaluator Training Lead Evaluator Training The Southern Westchester BOCES Network team members have attended all NYSED turnkey training sessions and crafted a plan based directly on that training to help districts meet the nine components required as part of the district certification process. Participants receive a certificate of completion following each module that districts may choose to use as evidence in their certification process. Sessions listed below reflect turnkey opportunities based on NYSED training. Principal Evaluator Training - this training is for those administrators who observe principals Lead Evaluator Training – this training is for those administrators who observe teachers Training Components 1. New York State Teaching Standards and Leadership Standards 2. Evidence-based observation 3. Application and use of Student Growth Percentile and VA Growth Model data 4. Application and use of the State-approved teacher or principal rubrics 5. Application and use of any assessment tools used to evaluate teachers and principals 6. Application and use of State-approved locally selected measures of student achievement 7. Use of the Statewide Instructional Reporting System 8. Scoring methodology used to evaluate teachers and principals 9. Specific considerations in evaluating teachers and principals of ELLs and students with disabilities Districts are required to re-certify administrators each year and assure inter-rater reliability.

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Great Teachers and Leaders: Ongoing Training for Lead Evaluators This learning experience is for Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification. Description: This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This one day workshop serves to build expertise in evaluation including a focus on inter-rater agreement through evidence based observation. Topics include New York State Teaching Standards, New York State Education Department APPR components and guidance documents and evidence based observation. Special focus is on understanding ongoing changes in New York State Education Department Guidance. Materials: Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation Dates: Choose one of the following dates: July 30, 2015 or August 12, 2015 or Oct. 7, 2015 or March 9, 2016 Customized on site sessions are also available. Please call for details. Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: This workshop is for administrators who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Bill Evans and Jackie O’Donnell Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Focus on Learning Description: This cohort course will take a group of educators through a series of workshops helping them deepen their practice through crafting learning targets, thinking together about how to identify the “know” and “do” for students. Task analysis, active student engagement and formative and summative assessments will be explored as essential parts of quality instructional process. Dates: July 13, July 14, July 15 and July 16, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Teachers who wish to deepen their understanding of instructional process Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $736 per participant for CoSer 555 members $880 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Jackie O’Donnell and Sheila Bertoni Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 61


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Working with the Danielson Rubric: Introductory Course for Lead Evaluators Description: This workshop is designed to help administrators deepen their knowledge of the Danielson Rubric and apply it to their work with teachers in helping improve instructional practice. The focus will be on practical applications to daily work in schools. Materials: Participants should bring their copy of the Danielson Rubric Dates: August 11, 2015 or Jan. 7, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Principals who will be using the rubric for teacher observations purposes Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Anne Gargan, Ed.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Teacher Improvement Plans (TIPS) and Principal Improvement Plans (PIPS): What Administrators Need to Know Description: Implementing a TIP or PIP with fidelity has always been important, but it is even more so now that the APPR laws include mandates for improvement plans. This workshop will provide you with the information you need to ensure that your improvement plans are fully compliant with the law. Presented by an experienced practitioner, Bill Evans, and an education law attorney, Michael Starvaggi, the agenda includes practical and legal advice on this timely subject. Date: August 17, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30-10:30 am program Audience: District and building level administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Michael Starvaggi, Esq. and Bill Evans Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Great Teachers and Leaders – Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers Description: This is the initial course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This three day workshop serves to build a foundation for evaluation including a focus on evidence based observation. Topics include New York State Teaching Standards, New York State Education Department APPR components and guidance documents and evidence based observation. This three day workshop will be offered in the Summer and again in the Spring semester. Participants must attend all three sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators. Materials: Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation Dates: Choose one of the following cycles: August 18, August 19, and August 20, 2015 or Feb. 3, Feb. 4, and Feb. 5, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: This series is for administrators who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $552 per participant for CoSer 555 members $660 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Bill Evans and Jackie O’Donnell Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 62


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Special Considerations for Observers of Teachers Working with Students with Disabilities and English Language Learners Description: This workshop is designed to help administrators in identifying good evidence when supporting teachers who work with Students with Disabilities and/or English Language Learners. This course supports Lead Evaluators in the certification process as it is one of the nine training elements. Materials: Participants should bring their copy of the Danielson Rubric Dates: Sept. 17, 2015 or Feb. 23, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Principals who will be using the rubric for teacher observations purposes Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Sheila Bertoni Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Developing a Progressive Discipline Plan/Policy Description: The time-tested wisdom of creating a “paper trail� cannot be overstated in importance when it comes to disciplining of employees. Understanding the proper steps in developing and documenting a progressive discipline plan can make the difference between successful and fair discipline and a lawsuit by the exonerated employee. This workshop will review best practices and provide practical advice as to the all-important paper trail. Date: Sept.18, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-10:30 am Audience: District and building level administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Starvaggi, Esq. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 63


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Great Teachers and Leaders: Ongoing Training for Principal Evaluators Description: This learning experience is for Principals who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification. This is an advanced course for administrators who will be observing principals and/or serving as Principal Evaluators. This half day workshop serves to build expertise in evaluation through a focus on inter-rater agreement through collection and evaluation. Topics include ISLEC Leadership Standards, New York State Education Department APPR components and guidance documents and evidence based evaluation. Special focus is on understanding ongoing changes in New York State Education Department Guidance. Materials: Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation Dates: Oct. 1, 2015 or March 14, 2016 Time: 7:30 am registration and coffee, 8-11 am program Audience: This workshop is for administrators serving as principal evaluators who have been previously certified as a principal evaluator Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jackie O’Donnell Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Improving Practice Through Feedback Using the Danielson Rubric Description: This workshop is designed to help teachers deepen their knowledge of the Danielson Rubric as a tool for building shared references of quality instructional practice. The rubric will be examined through the lens of the classroom teacher. Materials: Participants should bring their copy of the Danielson Rubric Dates: Oct. 6, 2015 Elementary focus Oct.19, 2015 Secondary focus Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Teachers Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Anne Gargan, Ed.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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MPPR: A Workshop for Principals and Central Office Administrators Description: This full day training is designed to deepen principals' and principal evaluators' understanding and use of the Multidimensional Principal Performance Rubric (MPPR) for principals, as well as other administrators. We will begin with a review of the domains and the dimensions, aligned to revised ISLLC standards. Teams of principals and principal evaluators will review examples of signature processes and corresponding artifacts/evidence. Participants will have the opportunity to explore three different approaches to utilizing the rubric in their districts: • A domain focused approach • Major Initiative as lens for the work of the Principal (Standards based curriculum work, Data-driven Inquiry, PBIS Culture, etc.) • Contextualized goal setting aligned to district/school goals Guiding questions, examples of artifacts, and sample evidence collection tools will be incorporated, including a protocol for using the MPPR process to document the “story” of the Principal’s work! Most appropriate for new school or district administrators and/or those new to working collaboratively on this evaluation process. Materials: Please bring a copy of the Multidimensional Rubric Date: Nov. 2, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: This course is for those who will be evaluating principals and are not yet certified as principal evaluators or are previously certified and looking to deepen their practice Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Charlene Jordan, Ed.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Mandatory Subjects of Bargaining: What Management Can and Cannot Impose Without Negotiations Description: Under PERB law, certain changes in work rules require negotiations with the affected bargaining unit and others do not. Failure to abide by these rules can give rise to an Improper Practice claim, while knowledge of the law allows management to implement certain rules with impunity. This workshop will focus on the distinction between mandatory and non- mandatory subjects of negotiation, including everyday examples and hypotheticals. Date: Nov. 10, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-10:30 am Audience: District and building level administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Starvaggi, Esq. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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Tenure and Seniority/Dual Tenure Description: For educational employees, tenure area is the single most significant factor in measuring seniority for the purposes of excessing and bumping rights. These rules are very technical and non-compliance can be exceptionally costly. For example, in a recent Commissioner’s appeal won by our presenter, Michael Starvaggi, a school district was ordered to reinstate, with back pay, two administrators who had been excessed three years prior. Such a result can cost a district dearly and reflect very poorly on its decision-makers. This workshop will help you analyze seniority by understanding tenure area designations. Date: March 15, 2016 Time: 8:00am registration and coffee, 8:30am-10:30am Audience: District and building level administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Starvaggi, Esq. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org The MPPR Process: Annotating Evidence & Determining Levels of Performance Description: District teams of principals and central office evaluator(s) work in teams using principals’ artifacts to annotate and make explicit connections to one or more Domains and/or Dimensions, describe the changes that would be necessary for each artifact to anchor the next level up (if necessary), and work together to contextualize the artifact as representative of improvement in a larger process, practice or structure. The workshop is intended to deepen the participants’ skills in annotating evidence and building consensus on determining levels of performance. Specific protocol and tools will be provided! Materials: Please bring a copy of the Multidimensional Rubric Date: March 17, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-12 pm program Audience: This course is principal evaluators and principals Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $159 per participant for CoSer 555 members $191 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Charlene Jordan, Ed.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 66


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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.” – Engage NY Based on New York State Education Department turn-key training, the Data Driven Instruction model helps districts assess where they are with developing school-wide data use protocols that will directly impact classroom instruction and lead to improved student results. Sessions are designed to support district and building teams at every step of development of an effective data driven instruction model. Teams walk through the steps of self-assessing their current system and deepen their understanding of creating effective data reports, developing models for teacher analysis of the data and use of the data to change classroom instruction. District Teams are encouraged to attend the three modules together. These sessions are customized to districts. Please contact Dina Roselli at 914-345-8500, ext. 3130, droselli@swboces.org to schedule sessions for the DDI coaching model. Session One The Data Driven Instruction Model -Teams assess readiness and identify structures in place for developing data driven instruction within their district and schools. Assessment, analysis and action in a data-driven culture are explored as the foundational pieces for building an effective data driven instruction model. Teams identify data collected within their school and explore the NYSED assessment/data plan. Session Two Effective Analysis – What happened and why? Teams look closely at the process of analyzing assessments at the district, school and teacher level. Session two focuses on good practices in analysis and pitfalls to avoid. Our work together will include a careful analysis of math questions in light of the Math Common Core Learning Standards shifts. Session Three Moving from Assessment to Action – Participants will work with one page data reports that focus on organizing data at the question-level, standards level, individual student and class level. Resources for guiding teachers in analyzing their results and protocols for data driven conversations will be provided to guide districts in helping teachers use data to change instruction and close gaps for students. Data Driven Instruction for Continuous Improvement Customized District Support for Established Data Teams Using Data to Improve Achievement These sessions are customized to districts. Please contact Dina Roselli at 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 to schedule sessions for using DDI for Continuous Improvement. Characteristics of Exemplary Formative Assessment: • Track CCLS implementation progress • Diagnostic – cover prerequisite skills and concepts • Written backwards – to identify students who lack skills we know how to fix • Used to assess the efficacy of specific instructional interventions • Trait scoring (rather than holistic) to identify why students miss questions • Teachers are active participants in collecting the data: observation, conferencing • Differential item analysis to generate hypotheses about instructional needs • Reports use most recent standardized test data as baseline to track growth by student and class • Interactive building, teacher and class reports including graphs that track progress • Individual student/ parent reports that identify strengths and areas in need of improvement • Used to guide staff development efforts Characteristics of Exemplary Summative Assessment Reports: • At the beginning of the school year we connect the test data from last year with program and instructional Improvement efforts to determine what was and was not successful in improving achievement. This includes calculation of Perform ance Index (PI) scores and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). • In what grades and subjects did a district/school/grade do well? What areas are in need of improvement? • Track both achievement and growth with tables and graphs • Common metric (percentile ranks) used in grades 3-12 across subjects • Item analysis reports that compare (relative to other teachers in the school and region) • student achievement on specific questions and clusters of questions • teacher success with specific groups of students (e.g. former ELL, high-achieving students)

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS): An Administrator’s Overview Description: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a research validated approach to discipline which emphasizes the creation of proactive systems of support for students and staff. Schools using the PBIS framework for school-wide discipline develop a comprehensive system for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors that results in measurable increases in indicators of positive school climate and decreases in student office referrals. This overview workshop will inform school level administrators about the critical elements of the PBIS framework, the research supporting PBIS, and what would be involved in applying the PBIS framework to your school. You will also hear about a training program that guides school-based teams through the development and implementation of the PBIS framework. Date: July 20, 2015 Time: 10 am registration and coffee, 10:30 am-12 pm program Audience: Administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: Free Presenter: Robert March, Ph.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org New Dignity Act Coordinator Training Description: New York State’s Dignity for All Students Act (the Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012 and was amended effective July 1, 2013. This two-day training is designed for school staff NEW to the role of Dignity Act Coordinator (DAC) as well as NEW building administrators who are interested in learning more about the Dignity Act. During the two days, participants will be provided with information, sample tools and strategies to enable them to work toward the goal of keeping schools free from harassment, discrimination and bullying. As a result of attending this training participants will: • Review the requirements of the Dignity Act, including new updates effective July 1, 2013 • Discuss student safety plans, school climate ideas, intervention and prevention • Develop investigation and interview techniques • Practice with case studies and participate in collegial dialogue • Share record-keeping strategies Dates: Choose one cycle: August 10 and August 11, 2015 or Oct.1 and Oct. 2, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: NEW Dignity Act Coordinators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: FREE for participant for CoSer 555D members $368 per participant for CoSer 555 members $440 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Suzanne Doherty and Bill Evans Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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Thinking Maps®: Linking Teaching, Leading and Learning: an Administrator Overview Description: Today’s schools and districts are complex places full of classrooms that are home to students with a range of needs, all expected to achieve the same, high Common Core Standards. Teachers are faced with new curriculum, new standards and new evaluation and testing systems. Leaders are faced with new demands for evaluation and professional practice and bear the responsibility of supporting all staff and students to meet the new standards. In this time where everything is getting harder, teachers, leaders and learners need something to help make accomplishing all of this more efficient and effective. This overview provides insight into how THINKING MAPS® can be used to support every person in a learning community- student, parent, teacher, school leaders, district leaders and school boards- in every content area, at every level. THINKING MAPS® can transform teaching, learning and leading in your district to meet the complex demands of life in the 21st Century. There are additional courses in the PD catalog for those who are interested in pursuing Thinking Maps. Date: August 10, 2015 or Oct. 5, 2015 Time: 9:45 am registration and coffee, 10 am-12:30 pm program Audience: Assistant Superintendents of Curriculum & Instruction, principal, assistant principals and curriculum leaders Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: Free Presenter: The Balance Between, Inc. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Heroin and Other Opioid Addiction: Modernization of Health Education Curriculum Description: In response to heroin and opioid abuse in New York State and across the nation, NYSED has amended Education Law and asked each school district to update its health education curriculum to include the most up-to date, age-appropriate information available regarding the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, including but not limited to heroin and opioids. Research indicates that addiction to heroin or other opioids creates a wide range of social, legal and familial problems, which in turn puts stress on the community and its service systems. There is notable increase in criminal behavior, in addition to drug dealing, which can include shoplifting, mugging, breaking and entering, car theft, identity theft and prostitution. The community may also see an increase in domestic violence and child protective cases, with more removals and more foster care placements; an increase in school absenteeism and failure; an increase in ambulance calls and emergency room visits for overdoses, violent crime victims, and infections, including HIV and STDs; and a generalized sense of apprehension and unease among community residents. Responding to opioid addiction requires research-based knowledge regarding the changes in the brain of the person exposed to opioids, how those changes affect behavior, and the impact of addictive behavior on the family and the greater community. In this program, participants will review the basic structure of the adolescent brain; examine brain-based changes in structure and function after exposure to heroin or other opioids and the impact on behavior; identify the specific opioid subtypes (e.g., Roxanol or Opana; and other prescription pain medications) that may be found in the community; explore effective prevention strategies to use when discussing heroine and opioids with students and review resources including models of treatment. Date: Sept. 28, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:00 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Health education teachers and health coordinators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: Free for members of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $373 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Nerney Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 69


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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Two-Day Certification Training Description: 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 “acting out behaviors” and practice appropriate intervention strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude. In this highly interactive training, you will: • Explore effective techniques for approaching and reducing the tension of an agitated person • Practice nonverbal, paraverbal, verbal and physical intervention skills Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Dates: Choose one of the following cycles: Oct. 6 and Oct. 13, 2015 Nov. 6 and Nov. 13, 2015 Feb. 2 and Feb. 9, 2016 March 1 and March 9, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:30 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: School administrators, hall monitors, security staff, teachers, special education teachers, guidance counselors, social workers, teaching assistants and aides Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $368 per participant for CoSer 555 members $440 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Suzanne Doherty Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Co-Teaching: Two Heads Are Better Than One to Implement the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) Description: This two day workshop is designed for co-teaching professionals (Special, ELL and General Educators) and teachers must come with their co-teaching counterparts. Participants will learn how teachers can work in partnership to: • Ensure that all students can access CCLS • Make accommodations to maximize achievement of students with learning and language difficulties Effective co-teaching approaches/models will be emphasized. Teachers will learn how to plan lessons that decrease the teacher to student ratio and enhance opportunities to hone in on individual student needs and challenges. Dates: Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Co-teachers (partners) must attend together Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $478 per participant for CoSer 555 members $574 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alison Telsey, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org

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Thinking Maps®: Advanced Comprehension Strategies for Constructing Meaning Description: By implementing Comprehension Strategies for Constructing Meaning teachers will understand the major comprehension strategies (prediction, visualization, making connections, summarizing, synthesizing, questioning and inference) supported by research and demonstrate how to connect these strategies with Thinking Maps®. Teachers will learn strategies to scaffold the reading instruction to move comprehension from abstract to concrete. The goal is for students to be able to authentically and flexibly apply all of the strategies when reading independently. (NOTE: This advanced course requires prior training in the basic Thinking Maps® courses and is available to schools with full Thinking Maps implementations.) Date: Oct. 15, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-12 teachers, coaches, leaders, specialists and administrators (Participants should be leaders in their schools) Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: The Balance Between, Inc. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org The Well-Managed Classroom: How to Audit and Fix Behavior Management in Any Instructional Setting Description: Student misbehavior is a frequent interrupter of classroom instruction and a serious roadblock to attaining ambitious academic standards. The good news is that there are simple steps that any instructor can follow to create a well-managed classroom. And positive behavior management techniques typically minimize the time that teachers must devote to deal with problem behaviors--by preventing those problems in the first place. This workshop is designed for general-education and special-education teachers in grades 3-12, as well as support staff, behavioral consultants, and school administrators. It provides the framework and tools to 'audit' current classroom behavior-management systems and to find and fix problems that contribute to student misbehavior. Participants will learn how to: • Identify key principles that every teacher should know about behavior management • Include elements in core instruction that increase student engagement and motivation • Teach behavioral expectations in the key areas of compliance, on-task, and social skills • Adopt a range of proactive management strategies to prevent problem behaviors • Use effective packages to manage the behaviors of a group or entire class • Employ a range of strategies during instruction to refocus and redirect students as needed • Conduct a formal classroom behavior management audit and provide helpful instructor feedback Participants will receive a 'Classroom Behavior-Management Audit' checklist and learn about free online resources that can be used immediately to improve the behavioral climate of any instructional setting. Date: Oct. 22, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General education and special education administrators, teachers, support staff and school psychologists in grades 3-12 Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jim Wright, M.S. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 71


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Thinking Maps® Training of Trainers: Making the Common Core Easier Description: This 6-day course certifies participants to train their colleagues in Thinking Maps. Thinking Maps is a set of visual tools that support and enhance teaching and learning while making content easier to teach and more accessible to students. Thinking Maps is a whole school initiative as the common visual language has great power when shared across all classrooms, grades and content areas. The course is spread out over time to enable teachers to learn and apply some content before coming back for more. Dates: Oct. 26, Oct. 27, Nov. 16, Nov. 17, Dec. 7, and Dec. 8, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: PreK-12 teachers, coaches, leaders, specialists and administrators (Participants should be leaders in their schools) Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $1,860 per participant for CoSer 555 members $2,232 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: The Balance Between, Inc. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org School-Wide PBIS Team Training Description: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a research validated approach to discipline which emphasizes the creation of proactive systems of support for students and staff. The School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) training will address how to evaluate, develop, improve, implement and maintain a schoolwide plan. In this four day training, teams develop a universal discipline system by selecting expectations, transforming expectations into teachable behaviors, developing a system of acknowledgements and consequences, and creating a data management system for tracking behavioral outcomes. Participants will learn how to: Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 23, 2015, and Jan.15, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Teams are made up of a minimum of 6 members The following team membership is recommended: • Building administrator • General education teacher • Special education teacher • Related service provider responsible for behavior such as a psychologist or social worker • Staff member responsible for supervision of non-classroom settings such as lunchroom or recess monitor Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $3240 per participant for CoSer 555 members $3888 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Robert March, Ph.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Dignity Act Coordinator Update Description: New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect on July 1, 2012 and was amended, effective July 1, 2013. This full day training is designed to review the requirements as outlined in the law and focus on implementation issues and best practices. As a result of attending this training, participants will: • Review the requirements of the Dignity Act • Share best practices and lessons learned • Raise awareness and sensitivity to the effects of bullying, harassment and discrimination • Identify strategies for early identification, prevention and intervention • Practice with case studies and participate in collegial dialogue Date: Nov. 2, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators, classroom teachers, special education teachers, psychologists, social workers, school counselors and building administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: FREE for CoSer 555D members $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenters: Suzanne Doherty and Bill Evans Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org How to Find and Fix Classroom Academic Problems: Classroom First Responder Series Description: Students with school delays often present a cascade of problems such as limited basic academic skills; lack of cognitive strategies; and poor organization or other executive-functioning skills. This workshop is designed for busy teachers, educational consultants, and school administrators in grades 3-12 who must develop classroom academic intervention plans to help underperforming students. Participants will learn how to: As a result of attending this training, participants will: • Identify and clearly describe academic problems • Select the right research-based intervention ideas to address reading, writing, and vocabulary deficits • Create customized 'academic survival skills' checklists to teach students executive-functioning skills such as homework completion, organization, and time management • Teach work-planning skills to help students to become self-managing learners • Document interventions in a convenient, flexible format suitable for use during student conferences, parent meetings, and other problem-solving settings • Access free online websites with additional research-based intervention ideas As a key feature of this workshop, participants will receive both a 'Classroom Academic Problem Identification Check list' and a matching collection of intervention ideas that will allow them to find and fix common academic deficits. Date: Nov. 5, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Grade 3-12 general education, special education classroom teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jim Wright, M.S. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 73


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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification Description: 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. In this highly interactive training, you will: • Practice and sharpen verbal and physical crisis intervention skills • Demonstrate ability and confidence in applying course content and skills to real-life work experiences • Problem solve and strengthen crisis intervention skill Upon successful competition of a post-test, participants will receive a one-year certification in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® from the Crisis Prevention Institute. Date: Choose one of the following dates: Nov. 9, 2015 or Feb. 5, 2016 May or17, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:30 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training® during the 2014-2015 school year Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Suzanne Doherty Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Advanced PBIS: How to Strengthen Your School-Wide Discipline Plans Description: This presentation will provide educators advanced skills in the development, and ongoing maintenance of SW-PBIS. Specific skills to be addressed include how to: (a) provide social, behavioral, and mental health interventions that are socially valid and sensitive to ethnically and culturally diverse populations; (b) use existing data to screen for students with academic/social-behavioral difficulties; (c) facilitate collaboration between students, teachers, and parents; (d) employing functional assessment techniques to develop effective targeted and individualized behavior support plans; and e) utilize research validated alternatives to suspension when responding to problem behaviors. Date: Nov. 19, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Counselors, psychologists, social workers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Robert March, Ph.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Active Learning Strategies: Promoting Achievement and Fostering Positive Classroom Behaviors Description: Do you spend most of your time on classroom management and discipline issues? This workshop will help to change that pattern. Active Learning is the essential ingredient in maintaining student attention, engaging/motivating students and deterring classroom disruptions. Incorporating strategies to promote active learning and dialog in the classroom will create a rich, rigorous academic environment that will shift the major responsibility for learning from the teacher to the student. Date: Nov. 23, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General and special educators at all levels Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 555 members $287 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Alison Telsey, Ph.D. Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org 74


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How to Create Behavior Plans that Work: Ideas for the Defiant, Inattentive, or Anxious Student: Classroom First Responder Series Description: In the majority of classrooms, teachers have at least one student with particularly challenging behaviors who requires an individualized behavior-management plan. This workshop is designed for general-education and special-education teachers in grades 3-12, as well as support staff, behavioral consultants, and school administrators. It provides a simple form and framework that instructors can use to create single-student behavior plans. The training also offers a collection of instructor-friendly ideas to address the 'big three' behavior profiles that surface most frequently: defiance, inattention/impulsivity, and anxiety. Participants will learn how to: • Write a single-student behavior plan that includes: definition of problem behavior(s), selection of replacement behavior(s), description of intervention(s), etc. • Ensure that any behavior plan coordinates 3 crucial components: (1) antecedent strategies that prevent problem behaviors, (2) positive consequences that encourage desired behaviors, and (3) 'extinguishing' techniques that eliminate problem behaviors • Select ideas from an intervention bank to address defiance, inattention/impulsivity, and anxiety • Collect data to set goals for, and monitor the progress of, any behavior plan Workshop participants will receive a sample form for documenting single-student behavior-management plans and will have access to a starter set of behavior-management ideas that cover the majority of commonly encountered classroom behavioral challenges. Date: Dec. 3, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General education and special education administrators, teachers, support staff and school psychologists in grades 3-12 Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jim Wright, M.S. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org The Impact of Bullying on Social-Emotional Development: Part II Description: Bullying is a consistent factor in school and community violence. Research indicates that the frequency and intensity of bullying has increased in recent years. Prevention and intervention with students who bully, both male and female, is essential to creating a safe environment for learning, growth and healthy development. Being victimized by prolonged bullying may harm normal social and emotional development of pre-teens, teenagers, and young adults. This workshop will build on content that was presented in March of 2014, with an emphasis on appropriate “on site” intervention with the student engaging in bullying behaviors, the student who is the target, and any students who are in close proximity. Attendance at the previous training is not necessary, as material such as the dynamics of bullying, the characteristics of bullies, and subtle and overt bullying behaviors will be reviewed. Differentiation of bullying behaviors from the social dynamic “intentional meanness,” on-line bullying, and the long term consequences for both bullies and victims, will also be discussed. Date: Dec. 7, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators, health education teachers, classroom teachers, special education teachers, psychologists, social workers, school counselors and building administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: Free for members of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium $248 per participant for CoSer 555D members $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $373 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Nerney Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 75


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Nonviolent Crisis Intervention®: Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Recertification Description: In this highly interactive training, you will review the core concepts of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® and identify special considerations, strategies and interventions designed to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Participants will: • Gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and insight as to why behaviors occur and how to prevent behaviors from occurring • Explore strategies to appropriately intervene and structure the post intervention process This training enhances the skill set of participants certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® who support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This training will provide tools to safely intervene and/or prevent an incident from escalating into a crisis. This Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Refresher includes opportunities to practice interventions, participate in content reviews, discuss policy decisions and situational applications, and take part in rehearsals and drills. Date: Dec. 11, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:30 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training® during the 2014-2015 school year Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Suzanne Doherty Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Thinking Maps®: Path to Proficiency for English Language Learners Description: Teaching students of varying levels of language proficiency? Trying to figure out how to make differentiation easier to manage? Need help? The Thinking Maps Path to Proficiency course supports teachers in meeting needs of a diverse classroom supporting the teaching of English Language Learners and of any students in need of differentiated learning. This course builds on the basics of Thinking Maps by providing differentiation opportunities for instruction in all content areas. After taking this course, teachers comment that they used the strategies the very next day and saw an immediate impact on student performance. This 6-day course certifies participants to train their colleagues in the Path to Proficiency course of Thinking Maps. Before training their colleagues, schools need to purchase the Path to proficiency PD manual for all staff members. See http://thinkingmaps.com/ell.php for manual excerpts. (NOTE: This advanced course requires prior training in the basic Thinking Maps courses and is available to schools with full Thinking Maps implementations.) Date: Jan.11, Jan. 12, Feb.1, Feb. 2, Feb. 29, and March 1, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: This advanced course requires prior training in the basic Thinking Maps® courses and is available to schools with full Thinking Maps® implementation Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $1,860 per participant for CoSer 555 members $2,232 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: The Balance Between, Inc. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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Reducing the Need and Use of Out of School Suspension: Effective Policies and Practices Description: School districts across the country are rightfully concerned about the numbers of students who are being suspended or expelled for their behavior. Emerging research indicates that these consequences are not likely to change the inappropriate behavior of the students involved, nor do they serve to deter other students from engaging in the same behaviors. Instead, these consequences make the suspended student’s academic progress more difficult, and may increase the likelihood of the student dropping out of school or having other negative outcomes. As a result, many schools are beginning to examine their school discipline policies with an eye to making them both more effective and less reliant on traditional exclusionary consequences. This training will provide specific strategies that can be built into a school’s and/or districts formal disciplinary code of conduct as part of an array of consequences for inappropriate behavior. Each of these strategies is supported by current research demonstrating positive behavioral-change outcomes for students, and provide opportunities to maintain or re-engage students in school rather than pushing them out of school. Date: Jan. 14, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Counselors, psychologists, social workers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Robert March, Ph.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org How to Use Classroom Data to Set Goals and Monitor Student Progress: Classroom First Responder Series Description: Teachers who can set ambitious academic and behavioral goals and regularly monitor classroom progress are more likely to have good outcomes--especially with struggling students. This workshop is designed for general- and special-education teachers, educational consultants, and school administrators in grades 3-12 who wish to expand their skills in collecting student data to document IEP growth or response to intervention. Participants will learn how to: • Set clear, ambitious goals for common academic and behavioral targets • Access a range of classroom-friendly tools to monitor student growth--such as rubrics, behavior report cards, cumulative mastery logs, and more • Access and use free Curriculum-Based Measures and benchmark norms to track acquisition of basic academic skills • Chart progress-monitoring data to provide a visual display of student growth for presentation to RTI Problem Solving Teams and CSEs • Ensure that 4 non-negotiable elements are included in any student data collection plan: problem definition, baseline, goal, progress-monitoring As a key feature of this workshop, participants will receive a 'Classroom Progress-Monitoring Methods Checklist' that will allow them quickly to select one or more methods to track student growth. Date: Jan. 14, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: General education classroom teachers, special educators, reading and math specialists Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jim Wright, M.S. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 77


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Best Practices and Keeping Yourself in Compliance with the DASA Legislation Description: This workshop will focus on the need for consistent protocols and established routines for investigation of DASA complaints. It will also address the role of district council vs. union council and how to navigate the process of seeking legal advice. We will also analyze approaches to disciplining students for violations that occur on-campus, off-campus and in the cyber world and what does and does not trigger mandatory action under the Dignity Act. A review of case law and case studies will be used to further discussion and a Q&A. Date: Jan. 22, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-12 pm Audience: District and building level administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $122 per participant for CoSer 555 members $147 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Starvaggi, Esq. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Universal Design for Learning Basics Description: We are excited to offer this workshop on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a scientifically valid framework that includes brain-based learning. Participants will learn to design a universally-designed curriculum which includes learning various ways for students to acquire knowledge, demonstrate knowledge, and be engaged and motivated learners. There will be an emphasis on UDL for special education students. Date: Jan. 26, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Darlene Westinghouse, Ed.D. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 78


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Don’t Hit Send: Helping Adolescents Understand the Impact of Social Media Description: While research is just beginning to focus on measurable changes generated in the brain from digital technology, there is already considerable data on the impact on social behaviors, relationships, and self-esteem. What role can adults play as we watch the growth of negative apps like Yik Yak and the potentially destructive capacity of Twitter? In this presentation, participants will hear an update on social media, and some strategies for effective discussions with adolescents who are immersed in them. Date: Feb. 8, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators, health education teachers, classroom teachers, special education teachers, psychologists, social workers, school counselors and building administrators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: Free for members of the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Consortium $248 per participant for CoSer 555D members $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $373 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Michael Nerney Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Increasing Academic Proficiency for English Learners: The SIOP® Model for Grades K-12 Description: The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol® Model is proven evidence-based framework for improving the academic achievement of English Language Learners. The SIOP® Model brings content area instructional materials, methods, strategies, and techniques into an effective practice to meet the needs of English learners but the research shows great benefits to all learners. This three-day training gives educators an in-depth understanding of the components of the SIOP® Model and strategies to implement it in their schools and classrooms. Educators gain practical skills to collaborate, share, and implement lesson plans that incorporate all eight components and thirty features of SIOP® in order to teach content while developing students’ academic and social language. Key Benefits: • Understand the eight factors that affect second language acquisition • Identify the components and features of the SIOP® Model and how that model can be incorporated into lesson planning • Observe and practice each of the eight components • Start to build a sample lesson using the SIOP® Model Dates: Feb. 4, Feb. 5, 2016 and Feb. 29, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: District administrators, school leaders, coaches and K-12 educators Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $900 per participant for CoSer 555 members $1080 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Karen Robinson Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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The Common Core and RTI: Quality Audit for School Leaders Description: Schools working to improve student academic performance must integrate two major initiatives: The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and Response to Intervention (RTI). These two approaches complement one another: while the Common Core sets clear, ambitious goals for learning outcomes, RTI provides the 'intervention toolkit' to help struggling students to attain those goals. This full-day workshop provides a blue-print for integrating CCLS and RTI as a unified school-wide effort to improve student academic performance. This training is perfect for schools that have an existing RTI process in place and want to evaluate how to make their model even better and more responsive for students. Participants will learn how to conduct a self-audit to verify the quality of their district's implementation of CCLS and RTI to date. In particular, the training focuses on how to fix the following potential CCLS/RTI 'problem areas': • Student Problem Identification. Participants will review teacher-friendly checklists to pinpoint common student learning problems • Classroom Interventions. The training will review a package to guide teachers in the selection and implementing of classroom interventions. This package will include documentation forms, a suggested structure for efficient problem-solving meetings, and a starter set of research-based ideas for intervention • Supplemental Intervention Programs. The workshop will provide guidance on how to verify that Tier 2/3 interventions are research-based, as well as advice on scheduling these supplemental interventions and expanding the school's pool of interventionists • School-wide Screening Tools. Participants will learn what screening tools are recommended, which are approved for both RTI and CCLS/APPR purposes, how to use screening information to make efficient Tier 2 student placement decisions, and how screening tools change at the middle and high school level • Defining the 'Non-Responding' Student. The workshop offers guidelines for determining whether a particular student is making adequate progress toward the Standards with RTI support or should be referred to the Committee on Special Education (CSE) Participants will receive a checklist: ' RTI: Critical Components' to use in their own RTI auditing efforts. Date: Feb. 26, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: The training is ideal for building and district administrators, support staff and any other educators tasked with putting the RTI model into practice in their schools Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $310 per participant for CoSer 555 members $372 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Jim Wright, M.S. Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Applied Physical Recertification Description: This highly interactive full day recertification training is designed specifically to enhance your abilities to effectively apply the principles and dynamics of Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention® and to safely manage emergency situations. Participants will: • Learn how to safely enter a situation requiring physical intervention • Practice and adapt physical interventions to special circumstances and emergency situations This refresher program is designed to enhance your understanding of the spectrum of physical aggression and improve your skills. During the training participants will have opportunities to practice and problem solve with CPI Classroom Models and emergency adaptations in order to increase their skills and confidence in managing aggressive and violent behavior. Date: March 14, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:30 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training® during the 2014-2015school year Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $184 per participant for CoSer 555 members $220 per participant for CoSer 555 non-members Presenter: Suzanne Doherty Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 80


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8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards Description: All security guards are required to complete an 8 Hour Pre-Assignment Training Course prior to applying to the Department of State for a Security Guard Registration Card, followed by a 16 Hour On-the-Job Training Course for Security Guards within 90 days of initial employment as a security guard, and annually complete an 8 Hour Annual In-service Training Course for Security Guards every year thereafter. Please arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services guidelines for re-certification. Dates: July 13, 2015 or Aug 17, 2015 Time: 7:30 am, registration and coffee, 8 am-4 pm program, lunch on your own Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $75 per participant for CoSer 644 members $100 per participant for CoSer 644 non-members Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards This training is only offered to security guards working in a school district. Presenter: Edgar Glascott Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org New York State Education Department Mandate: Training in Autism Spectrum Disorders Description: As part of the New York State regulations, this workshop will address the needs of autistic children. Participants will gain knowledge of definitions, needs and evidence-based interventions to work with the growing population of students with autism. The overview will meet the state mandate for certification and will include the following topics: This two-hour workshop will focus on the following: • Identifying child abuse and neglect • Professional issues and concerns • Legal responsibilities of the professional relating to reporting child abuse cases 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 arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification. Dates: August 18, 2015 or Spring 2016 Time: 9:00am, registration and coffee, 9:30am-12:30 program Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $70 per participant Check/money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: State approved provider, Southern Westchester BOCES Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org

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Child Abuse: Identification and Reporting Procedures: Fulfilling the State Mandate for Child Abuse Training Description: This two-hour workshop will focus on the following: • Identifying child abuse and neglect • Professional issues and concerns • Legal responsibilities of the professional relating to reporting child abuse cases All applicants for a New York State educational certificate are required to complete at least two hours of coursework in child abuse identification and reporting procedures. 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 arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification. Date: Choose one of the following dates and times: July 9, 2015 10 am-12 pm Sept. 24, 2015 3:30-5:30 pm Dec.10, 2015 3:30-5:30 pm Feb.11, 2016 3:30-5:30 pm May 4, 2016 3:30-5:30 pm Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $50 per person Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: State approved provider, Southern Westchester BOCES Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500 ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class Description: This program will satisfy the new NYSED requirement for 6 hours of training in harassment, bullying and discrimination prevention and intervention for any new certificate or license. Workshop participants will address the social patterns of harassment, bullying and discrimination, marginalization and microaggressions, including but not limited to those based on a person’s actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex. The training will focus on: • 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 the class will meet the certification requirements in Sec14(5) of Chapter 102 of the Laws of 2012. 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 arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification. Date: Choose one of the following dates: July 15, 2015 August 5, 2015 Oct. 23, 2015 Nov. 20, 2015 Jan. 29, 2016 Feb. 17, 2016 March 11, 2016 May 13, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:30 pm program, lunch on your own Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $115 per participant, Check or Money Order Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenters: Suzanne Doherty and Jennifer Simmons Contact: Dina Roselli 914-345-8500 ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org

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Violence Prevention Certification: Project SAVE Description: In this two-hour interactive training, you will: • Learn about New York State’s Project Safe Schools Against Violence in Education • Discuss regulations, polices and planning • Explore case studies of students behaviors and staff responses All applicants for a New York State educational certificate are required to complete at least two hours of coursework in violence prevention and intervention in accordance with 3004 of Education Law. 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 arrive on time. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification. Date: Choose one of the following dates and times: August 12, 2015 10 am -12 pm Sept. 30, 2015 3:30-5:30 pm Jan. 13, 2016 3:30-5:30 pm March 3, 2016 3:30 -5:30 pm Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $50 per person. Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: Edgar Glascott Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting: (VADIR)-Refresher Description: New York bases its “persistently dangerous” determinations on two years’ worth of VADIR data. Since 2008 New York used a “School Violence Index” (SVI) comprised of a sum of weighted incidents divided by the school’s K-12 enrollment. Schools designated as persistently dangerous must submit to SED an Incident Reduction Plan explaining the steps to be taken to increase school safety. In order to be removed from the list, the school superintendent (or chief executive officer of a charter school) must petition the Commissioner of Education. This refresher workshop will discuss: • Glossary of Terms Used in Reporting Violent and Disruptive Incidents • Frequently Asked Questions and Answers • Individual Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting Date: August 24, 2015 Time: 8:30 am registration and coffee, 9-11 am, program Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: FREE for CoSer 644 members $25 per participant for CoSer 644 non-members Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: Edgar Glascott Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org

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Leadership Skills for Head Custodians and Maintenance Supervisors Description: This two half-day series is designed especially for head custodians and maintenance supervisors and covers many management and leadership issues that you face in your role as a leader of your team. Topics will include: Planning and motivating your team, dealing effectively with challenging staff members, working effectively your boss and other members of the administration team, effectively managing your interactions with district stakeholders, and creating the best possible image of your operation in all points of contact. • Learn about New York State’s Project Safe Schools Against Violence in Education • Discuss regulations, polices and planning • Explore case studies of students behaviors and staff responses Dates: Oct. 5 and Nov. 25, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-12 pm program Audience: Facility directors, head custodians, and maintenance supervisors Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 644 Members $287 per participant for CoSer 644 non-members Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: Jeff Olefson Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org Technology Tips for the Highly Effective Non-Instructional Leader Description: This workshop will provide non-instructional leaders with an overview of some of the most effective technology tools available to help them plan effectively, manage time and paper, interact with their team leaders and collaborate more effectively with their office staff. Topics will include: How to use the cloud and a tablet or smartphone to handle requests while out of the office, how to use Evernote to collaborate with your team, plan projects and keep track of ongoing matters, how to conduct online meetings and or conference calls with your staff from your office or anywhere in the district using a laptop or iPad using Join.me. The session will not only show case the technology but also provide practical application for its use in non-instructional departments. Time saving tips using the MS Office Suite, and School Dude will also be covered. Date: Dec. 18, 2015 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30-11:30 am program Audience: Facility directors, head custodians, maintenance supervisorsand non-instructional leaders Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $159 per participant for CoSer 644 Members $191 per participant for CoSer 644 non-members Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: Jeff Olefson Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org

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Holding Staff Accountable for Performance Description: Supervising staff in public schools carries a central challenge: How do we hold individuals accountable when they are not performing the way we know they can, within the complex web of legal rights and issues that exist in the school environment? How do we protect ourselves and our district if efforts to get staff back on track do not succeed? This workshop shows participants how to: maintain a positive climate while addressing the weak performance of some staff, constructively managing defense reactions, and helping employees assume ownership of their own corrective action plan Date: Jan. 8, 2016 Time: 8 am registration and coffee, 8:30 am-3:30 pm program, lunch on your own Audience: Facility directors, head custodians and maintenance supervisors Location: SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 Fee: $239 per participant for CoSer 644 Members $287 per participant for CoSer 644 non-members Check/Money order only; Sorry, no cash or credit cards Presenter: Jeff Olefson Contact: Chelsea Karp 914-345-8500 ext. 3136 ckarp@swboces.org

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ELA Snippets Buffet: Bite-Sized Morsels of Learning Description: Snippets are ELA/Literacy professional development opportunities in your school. These bite-sized morsels of learning are no more than two hours and can be customized to meet your needs. Snippets may also be repeated multiple times in a day for different grade levels to alleviate coverage concerns. Have a taste from our Snippets Buffet or create your own! The Snippets Buffet includes, but is not limited to, such offerings as: • Determining Text Complexity • Text Selection and Analysis • Designing Assessment Tasks • Aligning Classroom Lessons with the CCSS • Embedding Testing Strategies into Everyday Common Core Instruction • Reading and Writing Genres, Strategies and Interventions • Navigating the NYS ELA Released Test Questions Contact: Anna Marie Brancucci 914-345-8500, ext. 3125 abrancucci@swboces.org Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium Description: Open to all Section One school districts on an annual membership basis, the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium provides a variety of high quality, specialized workshops, trainings, and conferences for physical education and health education teachers, supervisors, and administrators. The consortium membership fee allows physical education and health education teachers and administrators to attend all consortium events free of charge. Many workshops are held after school hours and on staff development days to allow more teachers an opportunity to participate. Workshop and conference topics are based upon districts’ needs, issues, and current trends in physical education and health education Contact: Suzanne Doherty Assistant Director of Professional Development 914-345-8500, ext. 3109 suzanne.doherty@swboces.org Dina Roselli Secretary to School Administrator 914-345-8500, ext. 3130 droselli@swboces.org 86


Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments Joan Adams, MSW, LCSW-R has led many workshops, taught courses, and done consultation on issues of identity, context and diversity in mental health and higher education. She maintains a private practice of individual and group psychotherapy; supervision of mental health clinicians; and training and consulting on diversity, racial equity and cultural competency for individuals, groups and organizations.

Mary Altieri has been teaching teachers and students of mathematics at all grade levels for well over 30 years. Mary makes many presentations both locally and nationally supporting teachers in their efforts to increase student learning by improving the teaching of mathematics. She is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching and the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Math Teachers of NYS

Denise Alterio is an education consultant specializing in jobembedded professional development. Her strong pedagogical knowledge and passion for providing engaging, outcomedriven learning experiences, embodies her tenure as an educator. Denise is dually certified as an elementary education teacher and special educator. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Special Education from Marist College and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the State University of New York. As a special educator, Denise primarily co-taught in integrated classes at the elementary and middle school levels. Her work focused on developing standards-based, data-driven differentiated instruction utilizing recommended instructional models for a co-taught class. Beyond her K-8 classroom experience, Denise worked as an adjunct professor for the State University of New York, teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses on Creating Inclusive Classrooms. For the past six years, Denise has served as a staff development consultant for the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in New York and has also consulted privately with districts in the Hudson Valley, Steuben County New York, and Vermont. Denise authored an article for the ASCD Express entitled, “Tools for Balancing Literacy and Informational Text in the Common Core Standards”.

Lois Baldwin, Ed.D. has served as both a teacher and administrator for the Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational services for over 30 years. She directed and supervised programs for students who had a wide variety of special needs such as learning disabilities, emotional programs, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Baldwin has taught courses at Manhattanville College and Pace University and has been a consultant and speaker at numerous national conferences, symposiums and local districts. She is currently consulting for the Colorado Department of Education about Response to Intervention (RTI) and the Problem Solving Process particularly as it applies to the twice exceptional student. Pam Berger, Director of Information and the School Library System at Southern Westchester BOCES, has over 30 years of experience in education and librarianship. Pam has presented in over 40 states in addition to Canada, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Great Britain, South Africa, Belgium and Switzerland. She has been a National Seminar Speaker for the American Association of School Librarians and the Bureau of Education Research, and has served as a consultant, content developer, lead trainer and project director on multiple IMLS, LSTA and other grant programs. Her latest books are Teaching Inquiry: Engaging the Learner Within (Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2012) and Choosing Web 2.0 Tools for Teaching and Learning in a Digital World (Libraries Unlimited, 2010). She is an adjunct instructor at the iSchool at Syracuse University.

Christine Althoff, Ed.D. is a longtime Texas educator who has served as a teacher, principal, curriculum writer, professional development trainer, and Thinking Maps per diem consultant. Her experience with Thinking Maps includes implementation and ongoing support of Thinking Maps at campus, school district, and regional levels for A Language for Learning, Path to Proficiency, and A Language for Leadership. Christine continues to share the positive impact of Thinking Maps as she facilitates training for educators across the U.S. She has incorporated Thinking Maps in both her professional and personal learning endeavors for over 20 years and has been providing Thinking Maps training since 2010.

Sheila Bertoni is a consultant in Literacy and Leadership at Southern Westchester BOCES. In her more than 30-year career she has served as a classroom teacher, Reading Recovery teacher, ELA Coordinator, Dean of Students and Middle School Principal. She served on the SW BOCES Network Team for 2 1/2 years and attended all Network Team Trainings. Sheila Continued on next page 87


Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments worked with the New York State Education Department to educate school districts and to provide turnkey training on the implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda initiatives. Sheila has presented at the National Reading Recovery Conference and New York State Reading Association Conferences as well as to other regional and local reading associations. In addition, Sheila has worked with various school district, university and parent groups.

Amy Cazes is the Supervisor of Literacy and Learning for Southern Westchester BOCES. For the past 15 years, she has served as an elementary classroom teacher, reading/literacy specialist, staff developer and literacy consultant. Amy recognizes the never-ending demands of the classroom and designs her workshops to be practical and interactive, providing participants with effective techniques that can be implemented the very next day in the classroom. A recipient of the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program scholarship, Amy traveled to Japan with other outstanding educators to increase understanding of diverse cultures. She has received multiple grants for innovative classroom initiatives. Amy currently serves as SW BOCES Network Team member, working with the New York State Education Department to educate school districts to provide turnkey training on the implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda initiatives. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, a Master of Science in Teaching, a Master of Science in Reading and Literacy Education, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision.

Julie Budzinski-Flores is a literacy consultant and is known for her outstanding teaching demonstrations. She finds joy in working with teacher colleagues. She has experience in presenting and coaching Balanced Literacy practices. She also facilitates the alignment of reading and writing units with the standards and a balanced approach. Julie recently taught fifth grade literacy in the Newton Public Schools. She has experience teaching grades kindergarten through eighth grade, specializing in the teaching of literacy. Julie has served as literacy coach for the K-8 district where she promoted Reading and Writing Workshop, bringing the workshop model to the middle school. Julie studied psychology and gender studies at The College of New Jersey and elementary education at Fairleigh Dickinson University. She is also highly qualified in Language Arts instruction. She has studied at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project both as a teacher and a literacy coach.

Lou Cordi has served as a high school English teacher, English Department Chairperson, ELA Curriculum Coordinator Grades 6-12, Literacy Leader and Staff Developer. He works with the New York State Education Department on high school testing. Mr. Cordi has spoken throughout the United States, sharing his expertise in literacy and his deep understanding of the instructional process. He is a member of the BOCES Network team, attending turn-key training in Albany with a focus on the ELA Common Core Learning Standards.

Colleen Carroll Ed.D. is a veteran literacy consultant, having served as an elementary teacher, elementary principal, Director of Literacy and Professional Development, and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. She has also contributed to post-secondary education textbooks in the area of literacy and writes articles on reading for publication in journals as well as local magazines such as NYSUT’s Educator’s Voice and Westchester Parent. Dr. Carroll won the Phi Delta Kappa National Award for Emerging Leaders in 2013-14 for her game-changing work with secondary teachers to improve the reading abilities of at-risk high school students. Her workshops are collaborative and hands-on, and participants leave with dozens of ideas, strategies and A-HAs! that have an immediate direct impact on their teaching. Dr. Carroll holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Spanish, a Master of Science in Reading, a School District Leader Certificate of Administration as well as a Doctorate of Education.

Ann Dalton, Esq. has 37+ years of experience advising governments and private clients on copy-right and other intellectual property matters; additionally, she is a national speaker on these subjects. She is licensed in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida. Her legal experience includes stints as Senior Attorney for Radio City Music Hall in New York City and as Legal and Business Affairs Counsel for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) Network News Division and ABC News Magazine “20/20.” Phyllis DiBianco has been as a Library Media Specialist in New York since 1984 and has actively participated with local and national colleagues in curriculum development utilizing the Continued on next page 88


Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments rapidly changing world of digitized information resources. As a Library of Congress American Memory Summer Fellow, she developed inquiry activities with teachers and librarians that enhance the teaching of K-12 history and culture using primary sources and multi-media artifacts. She found working with colleagues at Scarsdale High School to develop inquiry skills among ‘student historians’ exhilarating.

has worked with many Westchester school districts in the fields of leadership, English language arts, and most recently, in aligning district ELA curricula with the Common Core Standards and with best instructional practices. Edgar Glascott is the Coordinator of School Safety for Southern Westchester BOCES. For the last 15 years, he has served as Special Education teacher, Middle School Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal and High School Principal. Edgar holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Science in Special Education and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Administration and Supervision. Edgar has presented nationally on many topics including turn around schools, contract negotiations, building the master schedule, and changing the culture of low achieving schools. Edgar facilitated the successful implementation of two School Improvement Grants. He has an extensive background supporting central administration, staff, students and parents to strengthen teaching and learning. He demonstrates educational leadership and management skills and has exceptional knowledge in school restructuring.

Suzanne Doherty is the Assistant Director of Professional Development at Southern Westchester BOCES, working as a staff developer, program director and resource expert. She founded and directs the Section One Physical Education and Health Education Professional Development Consortium, currently enrolling 37 districts in three counties. Suzanne is the Project Director for the development of the SWBOCES Consortium Curriculum Guide for Physical Education. As a master level certified trainer for the Crisis Prevention Institute, she has trained over 1400 educators in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention program, and consults with 20+ districts per year in the safe management of disruptive, assaultive, and violent student behavior. As Director of Teen Institute, Suzanne designed and facilitated retreats for teenagers focusing on leadership skills and positive healthy choices. Ms. Doherty has a NYS School District Leader Certificate, Master's degree in Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation and a Certificate of Advanced Study in School Based Counseling.

Gravity Goldberg Ed.D. is an educational consultant and author who partners with districts to support meaningful learning opportunities for teachers and students. She specializes in literacy, special education, curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Gravity’s work ranges from demonstrating lessons and leading workshops on balanced literacy to working with administrators developing curriculum and customizing professional development programs. Dr. Goldberg was recently an assistant professor of education at Iona College in New York. She is co-author of the book, Conferring With Readers: Supporting Each Student’s Growth and Independence (2007) and her upcoming book is called Regarding Readers (2015).

Kathleen Evans has worked in the field of special education for over 30 years. She has taught special education at the elementary, middle and high school level. Kathy has been a Director of Special Education and has worked in collaboration with the New York State Education Department to develop and implement successful inclusive programs for students with disabilities. In addition to private sector and public education experience, Ms. Evans is an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Education, Curriculum and Teaching Department at Fordham University.

Steven Goldberg is the secondary social studies department chair of the City School District of New Rochelle. A past president of the National Council for the Social Studies, he has served as chairman of the Social Studies Content Advisory Panel to the State Education Department and the Board of Regents since its creation in 2012. He has been instrumental in social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the state for over forty years.

Anne Gargan, Ed.D. has spent over 40 years in the field of education. She has served as a teacher, reading coordinator, assistant principal, principal and director of curriculum and professional development in the New York City schools. As an assistant professor in the Graduate Education division of Fordham University, she taught many courses at the Masters, P. D. and doctoral levels. At the present time, as a consultant, she

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Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments ReadKiddoRead.com, and a Community Representative for the Digital Public Library of America. Melissa was named a 2015 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal and is the recipient of the 2014 School Library Systems Association of New York State Distinguished Service Award. She has been published in Teacher Librarian, School Library Journal, School Librarian's Workshop and Knowledge Quest. Melissa enjoys spending time with her two high-spirited daughters, exploring emerging technologies, lifelong learning, cooking, and obsessively collecting cookbooks. Connect with Melissa on Twitter @missyji or email her at mjacobs7@schools.nyc.gov.

Margaret (Peggy) Golden has planned and facilitated many professional development sessions with a primary focus on mathematics instruction. She has many years of experience as a classroom teacher, college professor and staff development specialist. She was a New York State Math Mentor for over 10 years. Peggy was a Grade 5 writer of the Engage New York Math Modules. Presently, she is a member of Southern Westchester BOCES’ Network Team. Peggy has presented Module training sessions in Albany for Network Team Members for the last two years. Alexandra Greenberg is the Coordinator of Math Professional Development at Southern Westchester BOCES. Alexandra has served as a middle and high school math teacher specializing in curriculum design, lesson differentiation, and mentoring of new teachers. She brings her extensive experience as a professional developer and content expert. Alexandra serves as SW BOCES Network Team leader, working with the New York State Education Department to educate school districts to provide turnkey training on the implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda. Alexandra holds Bachelor of Science in Childhood Education with over 180 credits in math, multimedia and software programming, Master of Science in Teaching Mathematics, as well as a dual Masters in Building and District Educational Leadership from the College of New Rochelle.

Charlene Jordan Ed.D. has been the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Professional Development at Rockland BOCES for the past six years. Prior to coming to Rockland she worked as a teacher, Director, Assistant Principal, Principal and Instructional Coach for Principals. She has worked in NYC and Westchester. In her current role, she provides workshops and on-site training for districts on all aspects of APPR implementation and support for mandated recalibration. Additionally, Dr. Jordan is certified as a Critical Friends Group (CFG) Coach through the National School Reform Faculty, as well as an MPPR (Multi Dimension Principal Performance Review) Coach through Learner Centered Initiatives, Inc. She leads the Rockland BOCES Professional Development Team. Linda Kasal Fusco, Ph.D. has been a secondary Mathematics and Science educator for over 36 years in New York State. Her 7-12 classroom teaching experience has ranged from special education to AP Physics and AP Environmental Science. The last 13 years of her career were spent supervising Mathematics and Science teachers in three NYS public school districts. She retired from the position as Secondary Mathematics Supervisor in June 2006 and has been a consultant for SW BOCES since 2007.

Heidi Henderson entered the field of education indirectly through the sciences. She earned a B.A. in Biopsychology with an emphasis on Learning and Memory from Cornell University in 1996. Her work included identifying the physical changes that occur neurologically as a result of learning. She then earned a M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Cross Cultural Teaching from National University in San Diego, California. Heidi first started working with Thinking Maps twelve years ago in North Carolina and saw first -hand how the concepts gave all students a visual foundation upon which they could quickly build, regardless of subject area or grade level.

Angela Magliano is a social studies teacher with 40 years of classroom experience in grades 7-12. As a field supervisor for Teachers' College, Columbia University, she helps prepare students for teaching careers. She has written curriculum for NYC, the China Institute and the Asia Society and was a consultant for Barron's and Oxford book publishers. She has presented social studies workshops on the national, state and local levels and is currently on the executive board of the Association of Teachers of Social Studies, NY. Continued on next page

Melissa Jacobs is a Coordinator in the Office of Library Services for the New York City Department of Education. Melissa is the founder and current Chair of the American Association of School Librarians Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee, President of the School Library Systems Association of New York State, book reviewer for 90


Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments effective frameworks and strategies for educators, youth professionals, and parents to help youth at risk succeed. An accomplished author, Dr. Mendler’s titles include Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Connecting with Students, What Do I Do When …?, MORE What Do I Do When …?, Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators, and Handling Difficult Parents. He co-authored Discipline With Dignity for Challenging Youth and As Tough as Necessary with Dr. Richard L. Curwin.

Robert March, Ph.D. is the director and founder of Successful Schools, Inc. which is a professional development and technical assistance organization comprised of university-based trainers with classroom experience. The mission of Successful Schools, Inc. is to transform empirical research into practical strategies. Successful Schools focuses on positive behavior support as it applies to the school-wide and classroom systems and the efficient and effective use of functional assessment methodology to develop individual support plans. Rob trains extensively across the country, helping schools implement PBIS.

Michael Nerney is a consultant in Substance Abuse Prevention and Education, with over thirty-three years’ experience in the field. He is an internationally known lecturer, and has served as a consultant to a number of federal and state agencies, including the Federal Office of Substance Abuse Prevention, the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the New York State Education Department. Mr. Nerney’s understanding of adolescent issues is drawn from twelve years’ experience as a teacher and a coach at the junior and high school levels, including three years with the Adirondack Mountain School, a residential school for boys. Mr. Nerney has provided consultation on drug courts and other areas of technical assistance to correctional systems in forty-nine states across the country. Mr. Nerney’s particular areas of expertise include Psycho-pharmacology, Adolescent Chemical Dependency, Relapse Prevention, Gender Differences in Communication, and Managing Violent Incidents.

Patty McGee is a Literacy Consultant with Gravity Goldberg, LLC. Patty’s passion and vision is to create learning environments where teachers and students discover their true potential and power. Patty’s favorite moments are when groups of teachers are working with students together collaboratively in the classroom. She does her best literacy research by practicing on her two children, age 9 and 15. Prior to her work as Literacy Consultant, she was Supervisor of Professional Learning in Literacy with the Northern Valley Curriculum Center. Previously, Patty was a fourth grade teacher, a Library Media Specialist, and a Literacy Coach. Patty received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at Loyola University in Maryland, an Associate School Library Media Specialist certification through Rutgers University, and her M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership through Montclair State University. Patty has also studied literacy and literacy coaching through Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project and Iona College. Mrs. McGee has received the Milken Educator Award (2002), worked as a consultant for Workman Publishing, Scholastic, and Corwin Press, and served on several committees for the New Jersey Department of Education. Furthermore, she has been an adjunct professor at Montclair State University and presenter at the NCTE, ASCD, and Learning Forward National Conference.

Jackie O’Donnell is Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Superintendent at Southern Westchester BOCES and formerly served as Assistant Superintendent for Regional Services. Jackie has played a leadership role in training school district personnel on the Regents Reform Agenda, Common Core, and Annual Professional Performance Review (APPR). Jackie serves as SW BOCES Network Team leader, working with the New York State Education Department to educate school districts to provide turnkey training on the implementation of the Regents Reform Agenda initiatives. Prior to joining the Southern Westchester BOCES team, Jackie held the position of assistant superintendent of Newark Valley Central School District. She has spent fourteen years as a teacher and twelve years as a school administrator. Jackie has served as an elementary principal, high school principal and assistant superintendent of schools.

Allen N. Mendler, Ph.D. is an educator and school psychologist, who lives in Rochester, New York. He has worked extensively with children of all ages in general and special education settings. He has consulted for many schools and day and residential centers throughout the world, providing training on classroom management, discipline, and motivating difficult students. As one of the internationally acclaimed authors of the original and newly revised Discipline With Dignity and many other publications, Dr. Mendler's emphasis is on developing

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Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments Professor Shanahan is past president of the International Reading Association. He received a presidential appointment to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy, and served on the National Reading Panel (the third most influential education policy document according to the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center). He chaired two other federal research review panels: the National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, and the National Early Literacy Panel, and helped author the Common Core State Standards. He is co-principal investigator of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Title I Study of Implementation and Outcomes: Early Childhood Language Development. Professor Shanahan was inducted to the Reading Hall of Fame in 2007, and is a former first-grade teacher. For more information: www.shanahanonliteracy.com

Jeff Olefson President, Staff Development Associates, has designed and implemented human resources training programs for Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, governmental units, and suburban school districts in 20 states. Mr. Olefson is a frequent speaker at state-wide education and governmental conferences. As a consultant to school districts, he has conducted organizational and systems studies designed to improve efficiency, service delivery, and customer satisfaction Dolores Perin, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Health and Behavior Studies Department, Coordinator of the Reading Specialist Program, and Senior Research Associate at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has conducted research on writing skills, contextualization of literacy instruction, and interventions for academically-underprepared students. She is a New York State licensed psychologist with experience in dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties. Dr. Perin has conducted professional development with teachers in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education.

Kay Stahl, Ed.D. studies the effective instruction of reading in the elementary years. Her research examines reading acquisition and reading comprehension. She is committed to improving student achievement and school effectiveness, especially in urban settings. She is currently the director of the NYU Literacy Program. For over twenty-five years, Stahl taught in high poverty public elementary and middle school classrooms. She is co-editor of Reading Research at Work: Foundations of Effective Practice (Guilford Press, 2006), a book that explores the classroom implications of twenty years of reading research. Additionally, she is the coauthor of Assessment for Reading Instruction, 2nd Ed. (Guilford Press, 2009), a guide that provides a framework for using classroom assessments to inform instruction and Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework (2013). She earned her Ed. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia in 2003. In 2014, she was the recipient of Steinhardt's Teaching Excellence Award.

Karen Robinson is a professional development specialist who brings with her twenty-five years of experience in the educational field. Karen provides professional development that influences educators to shift their pedagogical practices to better meet the needs of English Language Learners in an inclusive classroom setting. As a SIOP® Field Services Consultant, Karen accelerates instructional effectiveness of educators through comprehensive presentation of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol®, delivering intensive individual enrichment training, as well as completing observations of SIOP® lessons and providing feedback on strengths and needs. Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chi¬cago and Visiting Research Professor at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Previously, he was director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author or editor of more than 200 publications including the books, Teaching with the Common Core Standards for the English Language Arts, Early Childhood Literacy, and Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners. His research emphasizes the reading-writing relationships, literacy in the disciplines, and improvement of reading achievement.

Cindy Strickland has been a teacher for over 30 years and has worked with students of all ages, from kindergarten to the master's level. A member of the ASCD Differentiated Instruction Cadre, Strickland works closely with Carol Ann Tomlinson and has coauthored several books and articles with her. In the past fourteen years, Strickland's consulting work has taken her to 46 states, 5 provinces, and 3 continents, where she has provided workshops on topics relating to differentiation, the Parallel Curriculum Model, and gifted education. Continued on next page 92


Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments Alison Telsey, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, possessing additional certifications in special education, administration and deaf education. She worked as a professional developer and school improvement specialist for BOCES Southern Westchester for over 30 years. In that capacity, she has provided technical assistance (workshops, coaching, planning) to educators to maximize educational opportunities for students with disabilities. Dr. Telsey has had international experience in the country of Bhutan. She has spent several summers conducting professional development for educators and government officials to expand special education programs. She has co-authored and published two articles focusing on her work in the country. Alison believes in providing teachers practical hands-on strategies that are easily implemented to help students meet success.

Darlene Westinghouse, Ed.D. is a supervisor of Instructional Services at Rockland BOCES and is Harvard trained on Universal Design for Learning. She has a vast background and knowledge of technology integration in the classroom, as well as 21st century reading for all students. Dr. Westinghouse has also attended two years of training at NYSED on all aspects of the Regents Reform Agenda. She is a NYS certified Business Teacher, Education Technology Specialist and School District Administrator. She has worked as a high school business teacher, CIO and as an Instructional Technology Specialist Administrator offering professional development in many facet of 21st century teaching and learning. Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Ed.D. is a teacher and teacher educator with more than 20 years of experience in public and private education across Pre K-20 learning environments. She is a former assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, director of curriculum and instruction, director of research in education, consultant, supervisor of secondary science, science department chairperson and science teacher (elementary, middle and high school).

Mirell Walden, Ph.D. has had extensive experience as a teacher in New York City Elementary Schools. For the last 12 years she has worked as a Teacher Center Specialist, Literacy Coach, Staff Developer and Literacy Consultant. Having spent many years in the classroom, she knows that teachers are always looking for ways to perfect their practice. Her workshops focus on practical, "how-to" ideas, while also including some theoretical underpinnings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Science in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in English, and a Ph.D in English.

Jim Wright, M.S. is a certified school psychologist and school administrator in central New York State. He is the creator of Intervention Central (www.interventioncentral.org), a popular website featuring free student intervention ideas. Jim has over 17 years experience working in public schools and has taught remedial writing at the community college level. He is now a full-time trainer and consultant to schools and organizations on issues relating to educational change and at-risk learners.

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Directions for Registration Go to the Center for Professional Development homepage: http://www.swboces.org/cpd. There you will find a link on the left sidebar to our course catalog – My Learning Plan. Click on this link. You will see a searchable database screen from My Learning Plan with all the courses currently available for enrollment at SWBOCES and LHRIC. You can either type in the title of the course in the search box and click the View Now button or you can scroll down the page until you find the course for which you want to register. Courses are in chronological order. Please note that there are separate registrations for each date of workshops that are offered on more than one date. Click on the link to the workshop you want and you’ll see the online description. To sign up, click on “Click to Enroll.” Click on the link that applies to you: • “I’m a registered user” Select if you have already created an account.

Complete the Registration Process: If your district does not use MyLearningPlan.com, you will be reminded that you are required to print out the ENROLLMENT FORM and send it to the administrator in your district who approves professional development workshops. This is usually your Superintendent, your Business Official, or your Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The form then must be mailed or faxed to SWBOCES to complete the registration. The address and fax number are on the form. This requirement ensures that your district approves your request and authorizes SWBOCES to bill for the program. Email Notification of Registration: After you have registered you will then receive an email notification stating that your registration is “pending.” An email confirming your approved registration will be sent as follows:

• “I’m a new user” Select this option if you do not

• If your district uses MyLearningPlan.com, the

have an account.

confirmation will come after your internal ap-

• MyLearningPlan.com users” Select this option if

proval process is completed electronically.

your district uses MyLearningPlan.com Fill in the information required in the registration. By completing the form, you are establishing an account with a password of your choice. Retain this password for future reference. This account will allow you to check the status of your registration and maintain your own records, such as proof of attendance at the workshop.

• If your district does not use MyLearningPlan, you will receive email confirmation after we receive the signed enrollment form described in item 6 above. If the event is cancelled or the date is changed, you will be informed by email. If you have a problem trying to register, please call (914) 345-8500 and speak with the Support Staff person listed on the program page.

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Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Harrison, NY 10528 914-345-8500 Jacqueline O'Donnell Chief Operating Officer/Deputy District Superintendent Stephen J. Tibbetts Assistant Superintendent for Business and Administrative Services Harold Coles, Psy.D., District Superintendent David C. Pulley Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services

Map and Driving Directions to Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor Harrison, NY 10528

From Rockland County Take I-87 East/I-287 East towards White Plains. Continue to follow I-287 East over the Tappan Zee Bridge (toll). Take the Hutchinson Parkway south Exit 9S toward the Whitestone Bridge. Take Exit 23S for Mamaroneck Avenue, toward Mamaroneck. Make a left at the fifth traffic light and turn into 450 Mamaroneck Avenue. Please park in the back of the building. To enter, take the ramp to the right of the building which will lead you to our entrance. (3rd Floor) From Putnam County Take I-684 South; merge into the Hutchinson River Parkway South. Take Exit 23S for Mamaroneck Avenue, toward Mamaroneck. Make a left at the fifth light and turn into 450 Mamaroneck Avenue. Please park in the back of the building. To enter, take the ramp to the right of the building which will lead you to our entrance. (3rd Floor) From Southern Westchester Take the Cross County Parkway East, to the Hutchinson River Parkway. At exit 23S, take the ramp for Mamaroneck Avenue, toward Mamaroneck. Bear right onto Mamaroneck Avenue, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue will be on your left, approximately Âź mile from exit. Please park in the back of the building. To enter, take the ramp to the right of the building which will lead you to our entrance. (3rd Floor)

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The Southern Westchester Board of Cooperative Educational Services, its officers and employees, shall not discriminate against any student, employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, marital status, gender, age, handicapping condition or sexual orientation. This policy of nondiscrimination includes access by students to educational programs, counseling services, course offerings and other student activities; recruitment, appointment and promotion of employees; and employment pay and benefits; and it is required by Title IX od the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended and then promulgated thereunder; not to discriminate in such a manner.

SWBOCES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 914-937-3820 TITLE IX COORDINATOR James Gratto Director of Human Resources SECTION 504 COORDINATOR Thomas DiBuono Director of Facilities and Operations


Supporting 21st Century Learning Professional Services Catalog 2015-2016

Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Professional Development & Curriculum Support

Professional development catalog 2015 16  

This 95-page catalog is chock full of information on an array of workshops available to teachers and administrators in the southern Westches...

Professional development catalog 2015 16  

This 95-page catalog is chock full of information on an array of workshops available to teachers and administrators in the southern Westches...

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