Upcoming Professional Learning Events

  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Physical Education PLCs & Leadership PE/HE CONSORTIUM

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    Instructor: Dr. Robert Schmidlein

    Physical Educators Teacher Leaders are essential to help a department grow and learn as professionals.

    This workshop will focus on models of leadership to drive physical education department leaders to become more than just a sounding board. The participants will engage in a variety of activities that include:

    • Curriculum round tables

    • Protocols for presenting

    • Protocols for discussions

    • 21st-century decision-making guidance for improved leadership

    The Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) will help guide mastery learning and grading, to accomplish a school-wide approach. Participants will develop PLCs to pilot lessons, assessments, and grading to improve instruction at their site by working with people across the county.

    The morning portion of the program will focus on:

    • Norms of collaboration

    • What is a PLC

    • How to become a mastery learning teacher and how does that lead to grades

    By the end of the workshop, participants will have a clear mentorship approach, a group of similar-minded cohort participants to help facilitate growth, and a clear vision for where their department will go.

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  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Curricular Mapping the New PE Standards PE/HE CONSORTIUM

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    Instructor: Dr. Robert Schmidlein

    Often teachers have lessons, assessments, and maps that are outdated and underused. The goal of this workshop is to map standards (psychomotor, cognitive, and affective) in a meaningful way to meet the needs of our changing student population. ELL, Autism, and at-risk youth will be addressed as well as traditional monocultural physical education settings.

    By the conclusion of the workshop, teachers will have tangible products to use for the current school year. The created maps will align with proficiency scales that are standard-based and drive both assessment and instruction.

    Free to members of the 2023-2024 Section One PE/HE Consortium

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  • via Zoom

    RCRT General Meeting

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  • via Zoom

    PD Short: Promoting Positive Student Behaviors in the Classrooms

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    Supporting students in exhibiting positive behaviors is an important role of the classroom teacher. During this session, participants will explore strategies for managing and responding to challenging student behaviors, while building effective, culturally responsive relationships to promote student and teacher success.

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  • via Zoom

    DBT Collegial Circle PE/HE CONSORTIUM

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    The PE and Health Consortium is organizing a "DBT Collegial Circle" aimed at aiding members of the consortium in the region with their implementation endeavors.
    A Collegial Circle is a professional learning community made up of educators who are committed to enhancing or improving their professional practice. The members of the circle come together on a regular basis to discuss a common goal, need, interest, or question. In order for Collegial Circles to be successful, there must be a shared commitment to the purpose of the group.
    Free for Members of the 2023-2024 Section One PE/HE Consortium

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  • via Zoom

    Arts in Education Information Session

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    Join us for an information session to learn more about the NEW Arts in Education service provided by Southern Westchester BOCES. Arts in Education (Coser 433) offers engaging learning opportunities for students aligned to New York State Arts Standards. Districts can choose to host AIE experiences in school or visit local cultural institutions.

    During this session, we will:
    -Provide an overview of the Arts in Education service
    -Discuss the types of performances and experiences eligible through this service, including author and illustrator visits
    - Answer questions you may have about Arts in Education

     

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  • via Zoom

    Elementary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

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    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

     

     

     

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  • via Zoom

    Secondary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

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    Instructor: Dr. Hope Weinberg

    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Register through My Learning Plan here

    Join your fellow secondary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together. 

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  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Restorative Practices Training for Students in Temporary Housing Program

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    Facilitator: Lori DeCarlo of Restorative Edge Consulting

    Please note that this training is limited to personnel who work with McKinney-Vento students and are approved to attend by SWBOCES's Students in Temporary Housing Program. If you have questions about whether you are eligible to attend, please contact Adam Weinstock (aweinstock@swboces.org).

    Lori will lead this interactive series to provide training to school leaders and program staff in the use of restorative practices designed to respond to the needs of youth affected by homelessness, trauma, loss, and other complex emotional challenges.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

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    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together.

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  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Pride Month Spotlight: Celebrating diverse texts with Queer Cheer

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    Come explore diverse texts and how to bring them into our classrooms, in celebration of Pride Month and in recognition of the literacy experiences our children deserve. Join us with author Eric Rosswood, recipient of the 2023 Stonewall Honor Book by the American Library Association for the book Strong, as we explore his new book Queer Cheer. The session will include ways to extend learning with our literacy partners who will guide the exploration of diverse texts in the classroom. Diverse texts invite readers to see their own lives reflected in the pages, view the lives and stories that are different from their own, and build empathy for the characters as they enter their worlds.

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  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    DEI Leaders Network

    Enrollment is currently full

    Click here for more information and to be placed on the waiting list

    Why join the DEI Leaders' Network?  DEI work can be rewarding but also isolating and challenging. We believe in the power of collaboration, where people come together to share, learn, grapple, and grow in creating welcoming, affirming, and rigorous learning opportunities for all. Our Network serves as a community of practice with the intent of realizing the promise of developing equitable and inclusive educational journeys for all.

    What will you learn?

    - Promising practices in leading for DEI. Strategies for persisting in the face of challenges.

    - Ideas for leveraging personal, professional, and personal-professional experiences to build and action strategies, resources, policies, and plans that advance DEI goals.

    - Approaches to implementing the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, which highlights the importance of "incorporating an equity and inclusion lens in every facet of our work.

     

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  • via Zoom

    SLS Secondary School Librarians Forum

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    SLS Elementary School Librarians Forum

    Register through My Learning Plan

    Join your fellow elementary school librarians in the Southern Westchester Region to discuss issues that impact your teaching, library program, and school community. Librarians are encouraged to submit topics of interest as we co-create our monthly agenda together.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • via Zoom

    Secondary Literacy Study Group: Bringing NYSED's Literacy Initiative and SOR into Practice

    Register here

    Instructor: Dr. Hope Weinberg

    Between NYSED launching its Literacy Initiative and publishing seven Literacy Briefs in January and ongoing attention to the Science of Reading and meeting students' academic needs, this study group will provide a recurring opportunity to convene with colleagues to collaborate around leading for literacy and the systemic and classroom-based practices that will support all students' literacy development. As schools and districts pursue similar aims and navigate similar obstacles, space for reflecting on and sharing practices and navigating challenges can serveas a forum for mutual support.

    We welcome teams of teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, reading specialists, department chairs, and all for whom literacy instruction is integral to join us as leaders of literacy.

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

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    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
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The 5th Annual DEI Summer Institute - July 15-18th


 

 

 






The Center for Professional Learning & Curriculum Support Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Institute
provides educators, administrators, and community leaders from 32 component districts in our region with the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to create inclusive environments. Institute attendees will receive practical strategies for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into educational practices. The learning opportunities encourage dialogue and collaboration among educators and community stakeholders, empowering participants to enact meaningful change within their districts and communities.