Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Virtual/ Online event

    Computer Science and Digital Fluency courses (variety) Presented by NYSCATE

    Delve into a variety of Computer Science and Digital Fluency topics through self-guided online courses offered by NYSCATE. These courses allow you to learn about the New York State Computer Science Digital Fluency Standards at your own pace. Click here for course offerings and registration. 

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • SCHOOL RESUMES FROM WINTER RECESS

    The Valhalla Center
  • ST. MATTHEWS

    RETURN TO SCHOOL FROM WINTER RECESS

    St. Matthews
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Nearpod Refresh!-Software spotlight

    Learn how to create interactive slides and lessons that will engage learners and expand teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to a new engagement level, promoting varied student responses and learning styles. Nearpod's extensive library of educational content for learning and life skills saves time and allows any lesson to be "digitized” and enhanced with opportunities for student feedback and interaction. Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Flocabulary Refresh!

    Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades that uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers at 20,000 schools use Flocabulary's standards-based videos, instructional activities and student creativity tools to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills. This program prides itself on incorporating vocabulary into every lesson to build academic vocabulary in every subject. Other features include Text-to-speech, peer discussion prompts and slower speeds to support ELLs. Participants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Kami 101

    This is a Kami 101 course as well as a fantastic refresher course, if you are already familiar with Kami. Kami is a program that provides editable and designable PDFs. Our vendor spotlight will take you on a journey of learning beyond just using Kami for editing and annotating. From the tools, to ways you can use Kami for accessibility, this session will provide new and innovative features that will ignite your classroom. Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite prior to the session. This webinar will cover: How to facilitate and share a collaborative activity with your students How to upload a file into Kami via Drive, OneDrive and your Computer Annotation Bank & Annotation Summary How to "Spotlight" students annotations How to recognize who is collaborating in your document Google Classroom Integration Split and Merge Kami Grade by Page feature (exclusive to Google Classroom) Feature Controls (For collaborative copies and individual copies) Accessibility features (Comments, Read Aloud, Text Box) Add Media Tool (YouTube, Google Image Search) Kami Library Website Shortcuts (kami.app / kami.new) Registrants will receive a Zoom link invite prior to the session.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Learning in the Age of AI: Build Your Knowledge] A.I: A Primer for Educators

    In this workshop, teachers will learn about artificial intelligence, how it works, and gain some insight into how to apply this emerging technology in their practice. Teachers will learn how Microsoft is implementing ChatGPT's AI technology in products such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Bing Chat. They will also discover how easy it is to plan lessons using these tools. Finally, teachers will be given the opportunity to practice using AI, so they will be able to implement these tools with confidence.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Presented by NYSCATE: Ideamapper web. - Empower Students to Be Better Writers

    Empowering NYS Educators: Helping Students Organize Their Thoughts and Become Better Writers

    This session will dive into an evidence-based practice for building writing skills - mind mapping. This technique involved brainstorming, organizing ideas, creating outlines and writing to produce well-structured documents. It can be used with any age learner and is ideal for independent use by students in upper elementary school through college. A great practice for students who learn differently, or who have English as a second language. This interactive presentation will prepare participants to integrate mind mapping into their daily lessons for all subject areas. We will embrace NYS CS & DF standards as a launching pad for a collaborative "mind map", where we will brainstorm ideas and resources to help educators embrace these new standards within the curriculum.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Presented by NYSCATE: Book Creator webinar - Be An Author Month

    Finding, Refining and Recording your Voice -

    Be An Author Month

     

    It’s time to showcase how literacy can come alive and celebrate Be An Author month during March! Turn your students, and even yourselves, into published authors through reading, writing, speaking, and listening activities across all subjects.

    In this webinar with Jon Smith, we will delve into the details of this empowering initiative, exploring how students can unleash their storytelling potential. Join us to discover the significance of celebrating unique perspectives, embracing diverse narratives, and recognizing the profound impact of every student's voice. Let's empower the next generation of authors and storytellers together!

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Advocacy Day

    Center for Career Services
  • Virtual/ Online event

    [Learning in the Age of AI: Build Your Knowledge]: Artificial Intelligence "Appy Hour" (After School Time Slot )

    "Appy Hours" are back as a fun and fast way to be exposed to new technology tools and trends in the region. Jump on board the AI craze, using tools and apps that will save you time and help you work smarter and faster. Your students will benefit, too, engaging with new content that you're able to deliver with facility, fidelity and finesse! Learn about existing apps that utilize AI, as well as newcomers that leverage AI's power and pizazz.

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Provided by NYSCATE: Respons-Able Educator Certification

    Winter New York Educator Cohort . The program is asynchronous self-paced online learning in combination with two (2) synchronous online cohort gatherings. The Respons-Able Educator Certification (REC) is a whole new way to help teachers embed and implement digital citizenship elements in their classroom. Based on tens of thousands of hours teaching digital citizenship to students, this professional learning helps teachers build skills in not only their students, but themselves. The REC program addresses digital citizenship holistically, covering topics such as media literacy, communication, the digital economy and more. It has downloadables, lesson plans, videos and other guides that teachers can use long after they finish the program. With 10 self-study asynchronous modules, teachers who complete REC can earn be school digital leaders, changing the culture and education around digital citizenship. 15 CTLE credits available from completing this course

    Register Here

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

    Breathe & Achieve: Empowering Students Through Yoga in PE PE/HE CONSORTIUM

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    Free for Health and Physical Education teachers who are members of the 2023-2024 PE/HE Consortium.

     

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Edith Macy Conference Center, 550 Chappaqua Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

    [LHRIC TLI ] Active-Con Conference 2024

    The LHRIC TLI is designed to provide participants with various opportunities to engage in discussion with experts and vendors around topics that are timely and relevant.
    Active-Con, now in its 8th year, is all about learning spaces, the virtual and the real.

    KEYNOTE: JOHN SPENCER "How Will We Respond to the AI Revolution?"
    The A.I. Revolution is here. For some, it's exciting. For others, it feels terrifying. Still others feel baffled and confused by it. Many of us feel a mix of all three emotions. But one thing is clear. It's here and it's not going away. In this keynote, we explore how we might adapt and change as we navigate the new terrain of an AI world. We explore the human skills students will need in a world of smart machines. Ultimately, we'll be reminded of the hope and humanity we continue to have in a time of epic change.

    ABOUT JOHN

    John Spencer is a former middle school teacher and current full-time professor who is passionate about seeing kids reach their creative potential. He is the co-author of the bestselling books Launch, Empower, and Vintage Innovation. In 2013, he spoke at the White House, sharing a vision for how to empower students to be future-ready through creativity and design thinking. His most recent book is The A.I. Roadmap.

    Register Here

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

    Restorative Practices Training for Students in Temporary Housing Program

    Register here

    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
  • valhalla center

    Early Dismissal 11:15am

    The Valhalla Center
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Technology and Differentiation: A Match Made in Cyberspace (Online, Self Paced)

    Tailoring instruction to meet the diverse learners in a classroom is challenging and time consuming, but can yield results for students that are life altering and empowering. Finding the right mix of tools, strategies and resources will help teachers attain the goal of meeting the needs of the students in the classroom. Technology has done much to assist in this somewhat daunting task. In this course, participants will review the principles of differentiation, explore data-gathering tools to assess students' entry points to learning, explore instructional models and technology tools that foster differentiated instruction, build a lesson that incorporates the learning gleaned from the course, and receive peer feedback on the product developed.


    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. This course begins on March 4, 2024, and participants have until March 25 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System. Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message from your instructor with information on how your course works, what you can expect, how to get help along the way, and steps you need to take to enroll.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Early Dismissal (11:10am)

    Staff Development Training

    St. Matthews
  • Virtual/ online event

    Software Spotlight: Getting to Defined Learning/Defined Careers

    Discover the Defined K-12 Ecosystem, featuring Defined Learning's digital library of career-connected, standards aligned PBL units, Defined Careers' comprehensive career experiences, and Defined Stem/Computer Science's engaging hands-on projects. Our Goals Module tracks and measures Portrait of a Graduate competencies. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with our team, ask questions, and explore the potential impact on your district.

    Registered participants will receive Zoom connection information via email prior to session start.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
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Celebrating SWBOCES' 75th Anniversary!

Our Mission, Vision, Values & Goals

Berkley DriveThe job of BOCES is to support learning in schools and communities by providing services and supports they are not able to provide individually.

We commit to being leaders in the field – competent, responsive, collaborative and helpful.  Seeking excellence, we endeavor to provide high quality services and supports that are valued both internally and externally.

We choose actions that demonstrate our commitment to excellence and the values of trust, respect, and collaboration.   We commit to practices that nurture and grow our shared values.

We commit to the continuous development of goals that address gaps and help us live our Mission, Vision and Values.  Our district problem solving protocol and goal setting process create a road map of clarity that engages partners in a shared focus.