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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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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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