Calendar of Events

  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Take it Outdoors Series: The One with the Goose (Goosechase/Geocaching)

    Model School Webinar

    Spaces - whether indoors, outdoors, virtual, or in person - are worth considering as part of the instructional design process. There's also an intrinsic value to being outdoors: it's good for students' social, emotional, and mental well-being, even more so as they return to school after several traumatic months. Having students learning outdoors is not new, and mobile technology has given all of us plenty of reasons to enjoy the great outdoors. In this second of a series focusing on learning outdoors with technology, we will dive deeper into using Goosechase and Geocaching apps in various disciplines.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Leading Leaders: Recertification Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2021-2022 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Series: Data Study for Equitable Schools

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Without knowing where we are, knowing where to go seems impossible. In this PD Series, you will engage with the Data Wise process and learn ways to use assessment data to move towards equitable access and outcomes. Administrators and teacher leaders will have the opportunity to consider the process and bring ideas to teacher teams to improve teaching and learning for all students.

    By the end of this series, you will:
    Understand the three phases of the Data Wise process.
    Engage in protocols to support continuous learning.
    Develop a plan for developing a culture for data study at your school.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    Mastering Nearpod (ONLINE)

    Model Schools ‘PD Your Way’

    Nearpod is a great way to keep your students engaged with different types of activities within your lesson. In this online course, you will go on a journey through Nearpod that culminates in creating a usable lesson for your classroom. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 25, and participants have until November 5 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit. LHRIC Model Schools utilizes the Schoology Learning Management System.

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    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 in order to enroll.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    There is tremendous opportunity during the observation cycle to promote reflective practitioners and focus on improved student outcomes. Participants will continue to develop their skills in providing evidence-based feedback during the observation cycle and will review the required components of APPR, while exploring recent updates to APPR regulations. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

    This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will observing teachers and and have previously completed the initial evaluation certification training. Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Leaders' Network

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This Network will support Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives and DEI point-personnel across our region. As the DEI point person for your school/district, we invite you to meet with DEI Leader colleagues to collaborative on DEI policy, strategic planning, and implementation; engage in turnkey DEI focused professional development; learn from experts; and explore DEI resources for student and adult learners.
    Specifically, as a member of the DEI Leaders' Network you will:

    • Consider the questions, is my school/district equitable? and How do I know?, and respond with evidence

    • Deepen your understanding of the NYSED DEI policy and the NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Frameworks

    • Develop your entry plan as DEI leader for your school/district

    • Identify district/school informed goals/outcomes for your role and your DEI work

    • Learn about Equity Visits and host one

    • Explore ways to effectively engage stakeholder groups in your school/district's DEI work; plan, engage, and share with the network

    • Select and adopt curriculum frameworks to examine exciting curriculum and, where needed, make recommendations to teaching colleagues to embed DEI in day-to-day teaching and learning

    • Examine, practice, and implement research-based data collection and data study protocols

    • Design and share your DEI plan

    • Identify and contribute to Network resources and co-construct priorities

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • School Violence Intervention And Prevention Course

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    School violence is a significant public health issue and a harsh reality that educators face in the United States. School violence prevention is a top priority of policymakers nationwide. Education Law in New York State requires that certain individuals seeking licensure are required to complete two hours of training in school violence prevention and intervention. Upon completion, the learner will be able to:
    *Identify the goal of the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation.
    *Discuss how the components of the SAVE legislation interface in the prevention of violence in schools.
    *Describe how educational, legal/regulatory, and environmental domains promote school safety within the SAVE legislation.
    *Describe how the Public Health model relates to school violence prevention and intervention.
    *Discuss risk and protective factors related to school violence
    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Series: NoRed Ink

    Model School Webinar

    NoRedInk builds stronger writers through interest-based curriculum, adaptive exercises, and actionable data.

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

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Ongoing Training for Those Who Observe Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    There is tremendous opportunity during the observation cycle to promote reflective practitioners and focus on improved student outcomes. Participants will continue to develop their skills in providing evidence-based feedback during the observation cycle and will review the required components of APPR, while exploring recent updates to APPR regulations. This learning experience is appropriate for all Lead Evaluators who have been previously certified by their districts and can be used by districts as evidence for recertification.

    This is an advanced course for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. The session will also include the most current updates from NYSED.

    Audience: This series is for continuing administrators who will observing teachers and and have previously completed the initial evaluation certification training. Materials:
    Participants should bring a copy of the rubric being used in their district for teacher evaluation.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Shorts: Math Routines to Promote Discourse

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Language and talk are not simply reserved for the ELA class. Promoting discourse in math classrooms is critical as it builds mathematical thinking, deepens conceptual understanding, and helps teachers assess students in productive and formative ways. In this PD Short, you will learn daily math openers to plan, initiate, and orchestrate student discourse and build mathematical thinking.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Leading Leaders: Recertification Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2021-2022 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    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. Only participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to participate in the Refresher Training. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on two separate half days. You must attend the two days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a part- ner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Scaffolding Strategies for English Language Learners

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    Most English Language Learners (ELLs) spend the majority of their day in fully-English speaking classrooms. It is critical for students learning English to obtain comprehensible input from their teachers and understand the message being conveyed. It is even more important, when students are experiencing a blended learning model, that ELLs are afforded equal access to instruction that supports language and academic development. Scaffolds are temporary frameworks put in place to give students a supportive learning environment, both in-person and virtual while learning English. During this session, participants will learn several scaffolding strategies to ensure ELLs gain access to the curriculum.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Key Points Refresher Recertification

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    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. Only participants who have completed the two-day Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2020-2021 school year are eligible to participate in the Refresher Training. These sessions will be conducted via Zoom on two separate half days. You must attend the two days that are listed together on the list below. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a part- ner. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification. If you have further questions regarding the course, please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    TLI: Virtual Keynote Series

    Join Us for the first TLI Virtual Keynote Series of the season...

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    Pathways to Personalization
    Keynote: Shawn  Rubin

    As the Interim Executive Director of Highlander Institute, Shawn acts as the organization's lead architect, ensuring the Institute's work serves our most important constituents- students. He is a national thought leader on coaching and consulting approaches to classroom personalization and school change management. His days are split between providing on the ground support in schools and districts supporting educators and leadership, and the creation and design of new processes for systemic educational change.
    His ten years in the classroom have informed his insider's view into the challenges teachers face on a daily basis. Shawn is a co-author of the book Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change, through Harvard Education Press. In 2017, Shawn received the iNACOL Innovator Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning. He holds a Masters Degree in Education from Lesley University. Shawn lives in Providence, RI with his wife and two boys.


    Note: For the Virtual Keynotes we waive the eight seat per district limit.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Leading Leaders: Recertification Training for Those Who Supervise and Evaluate Principals (Hybrid)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This is the recertification course for district leaders who supervise and evaluate principals. In this two part session, we will:

    -continue to leverage evaluation and supervision to drive effective, developmental feedback that supports principals in their practice,
    -review the nine required training elements and related leadership rubrics,
    -examine new NYSED guidance,
    -revisit APPR plans in the context of the 2021-2022 school year,
    -focus on how we can assist principals in addressing NYSED's DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) Policy in their schools.

    A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of this course which can be used as evidence for certification of principal evaluators. PD Shorts and additional resources will be shared throughout the year to extend participant learning, address mid-year updates, and supplement the recertification course.
    Participants: Central Office Administrators and Independent Evaluators who are responsible for supervising and evaluating school principals and have already been certified as principal evaluators.

    These sessions will be available in person at 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528 OR VIA ZOOM

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • DASA Coordinator Course

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act) took effect July 1, 2012 and was amended, effective July 1, 2013. This training is designed to review the requirements as outlined in the law and focus on implementation issues and best practices. Participants will:

    • Review the law, definitions and 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 prevention and intervention
    • Examine investigative practices

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • Principal Article Study

    Free Registration through My Learning Plan Click here.

    School leaders are invited to join an Article Study Group. Similar to a Book Club, but with quick-read articles, participants will read, discuss, and share their thinking about a current article through discussion protocols. School leaders will engage with others across the region to discuss timely issues, network with other school leaders, and share successes and challenges. 
     
    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Tracy Tyler at ttyler@swboces.org.
    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
  • PD Series: Data Study for Equitable Schools

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Without knowing where we are, knowing where to go seems impossible. In this PD Series, you will engage with the Data Wise process and learn ways to use assessment data to move towards equitable access and outcomes. Administrators and teacher leaders will have the opportunity to consider the process and bring ideas to teacher teams to improve teaching and learning for all students.

    By the end of this series, you will:
    Understand the three phases of the Data Wise process.
    Engage in protocols to support continuous learning.
    Develop a plan for developing a culture for data study at your school.

    Center for Professional Development and Curriculum Support
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News and Announcements

  • Learn more about our Adult Literacy Center programs

    The Adult Literacy Center, a division of SWBOCES' Center for Adult & Community Services, provides courses in English as a Second Language, Citizenship Exam preparation and High School Equivalency Exam preparation. Courses are offered currently at our New Rochelle and Harrison campuses as well as in community locations across lower Westchester. To learn more, complete one of the forms linked here in English and in Spanish. 

    Adult Literacy Program Inquiry Form

    Forma en Español para completar

    News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Wanted: Teacher Aides

    Want to make a difference in children's lives? We're hiring Teacher Aides! Competitive salary, excellent benefits. Provide 1:1 assistance to students. HS diploma/HSE and ability to work with students with special needs required. Apply by 10/22. Details: olasjobs.org/SWBOCES

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Culinary Insitute of America representative visits campus

    On Oct. 8 culinary students got a “taste” of what it’s like to be trained by an expert in the field, when Culinary Institute of America's Payton Spear visited campus. While there she shared a baking demonstration and spoke with students about what it is like to attend the CIA.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Cosmetology alumna visits campus with Totally Hott Salon

    Ebony Harris, education director at Totally Hott Salon works with Bianca Torello, Class of '21, during a visit with Cosmetology students to demonstrate techniques to make curls using a hair dryer.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Policy Committee to meet 10/20

    There will be a Policy Committee meeting Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. The regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Both meetings will take place a 450 Mamaroneck Ave., in Harrison.

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Welcome! New faces join our campus

    Welcome to our new Culinary Arts teacher Chef Omar Laaraj and our new Transition Specialist, Geri Healy!

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Coordinator collaborates with panel on updates

    Garrett Jennings, Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services Work-Based Learning Coordinator, was recently part of a content advisory panel of the New York State Perkins V Plan that created a clearer definition of what work-based learning means in education.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Sign Design

     Sandra Oseguera, a senior in the Commercial Art program, designed a new exterior sign for the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Special Services Rye Lake campus.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Help is just a text away

    Center participates in GoT 5 Challenge to assist teens in getting help they may need.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Students Make Cards for Troops on 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service

    In honor of the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, Tappan Hill School students thanked members of the U.S. military with beautiful hand-made cards.

    “You are our heroes. You keep us safe. We appreciate you,” Callum, who is in   teacher Linda Christiansen’s class, wrote inside one of his cards. On the outside, he glued a paper cutout of a hand stamped in blues, purples and greens with Dot Markers.

    Tappan Hill collaborated on the project with Volunteer New York’s RISE program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The cards are for Mahopac-based United for the Troops, which includes them with care packages for troops serving overseas. Patty and Jim Rathschmidt founded the group after their son went to serve in Iraq in 2007. Since then, they have delivered 25,000 packages of essential items, T-shirts, snacks, cards, letters and more to members of the military.

    News Feed - Tappan Hill
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