Calendar of Events

  • SLS Mentor Program (full day session)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    This full-day orientation will prepare new school librarians for a successful year. Topics to be covered include SLS support, online resources, collection development, school library program evaluation, and goal setting, and advocacy. Attendance is required for librarians in the SLS Mentor program.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • SLS Mentor Program (full day session)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    This full-day orientation will prepare new school librarians for a successful year. Topics to be covered include SLS support, online resources, collection development, school library program evaluation, and goal setting, and advocacy. Attendance is required for librarians in the SLS Mentor program.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Provided by NYSCATE: ClearTouch webinar: Annotate, Create, & Collaborate!

    Event is free to participants, pre-registration required. For more information or to register: https://www.nyscate.org/page/cleartouch-webinar-sept-28-2022

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Recruitment and Orientation (Virtual)

    Calling all instructional technology integration specialists and coaches! You spend the year supporting everyone else's needs; become part of a community specifically designed to support your needs as a professional developer and instructional technology expert.

    If you are looking for a community of like minded individuals, consider participating in the 2022-23 cohort. This interest session will provide all the information necessary to participate. We are a professional community of leaders and learners representing districts in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland Counties. We are driven by instructional excellence, inspired by technology, and committed to collaborative practices.

    Join us to see if this opportunity is right for you, as we continue this journey together in our fifth year as a learning community. We focus on current issues and topics you face in your work everyday, informed by our anchor text "Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons .” Spaces are limited to 20 participants for 2022-23.

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    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Explore Learning – Gizmos

    Gizmos are online simulations for math and science topics, grades 3-12. When students engage with simulations, they use their spatial reasoning to learn fundamental concepts, and are encouraged to explore and experiment and build conceptual understanding. Gizmos lend themselves to group work, independent work, and whole class instruction. This session will provide a fresh look at the Gizmos library of content and correlations to textbooks and standards. We'll also brainstorm ways to effectively incorporate Gizmos into daily classroom routines.

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    All participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the session.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual

    2022 CS for NY State Summit (Virtual)

     

    The free, virtual 2022 CSForNY State Summit will be held on: 

     

    • Friday September 30th, 2022 from 9am - 1pm
    • Saturday October 1st, 2022 from 9am - 1pm

     

    Register using the link below & subscribe to the CSForNY newsletter for updates about computer science education in New York State.

    The CSForNY State Summit is an opportunity to build and amplify momentum to reach all New York students with quality, equitable, and sustainable K-12 computer science education programs.

    Register (Free)

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • 2022 CS for NY State Summit (Virtual)

    The free, virtual 2022 CSForNY State Summit will be held on: 

     

    • Friday September 30th, 2022 from 9am - 1pm
    • Saturday October 1st, 2022 from 9am - 1pm

     

    Register using the link below & subscribe to the CSForNY newsletter for updates about computer science education in New York State.

    The CSForNY State Summit is an opportunity to build and amplify momentum to reach all New York students with quality, equitable, and sustainable K-12 computer science education programs.

    Register (Free)

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual Self-paced Workshop

    [Online, Self Paced] Sketchnoting in the Classroom-An Introduction

    You don't have to be an artist to sketchnote! Teach students how to doodle their way to building a visual connection from their existing background knowledge to the new material through sketchnoting. NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 3 hours to complete. This course begins on October 3, and participants have until October 14, 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
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: IXL

    IXL is a program that focuses on personalized learning for students. This session will cover a multitude of features and uses for anyone curious about or new to IXL. By using continuous diagnostics or "Smart Score", students can track their own progress in core content areas (Mathematics and ELA). This session starts with a brief overview of IXL functionality, followed by an exploration of the Continuous Diagnostic feature. We'll explore ways to use the Real Time Center, displaying exactly what the students are working on at the moment and if they need assistance. We will also review the SmartScore (an algorithm-based assessment tool), and provide tips on what to look at as students practice.

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    Registrants will receive a zoom invite prior to webinar.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Yom Kippur - LHRIC Offices Closed

    LHRIC - Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
  • Panopto-Admin & End User/Creator Training

    Learn how to navigate the video library and easily record, upload, share, and make basic edits to videos.>>Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • LHRIC offices, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. · Harrison, NY

    BenQ Interactive Display

    Whether you have recently purchased BenQ boards or have had time to experience your BenQ board, please join us for the following opportunity to learn and share with your faculty and colleagues. This session will focus on getting to know your BenQ Board, troubleshooting, work through real life work flow scenarios, and discuss InstaShare; what it is and how to use it.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Colombus Day - LHRIC Offices Closed

    LHRIC - Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    BrainPOP Science: What Evidence Do You Have To Support Your Claim? An exploration with BrainPOP Science- Middle school

    This session will focus on how teachers can enhance students' science knowledge and communication skills via the CER process. We will discuss the necessity of evidence-based writing and how to help students comprehend the distinction between evidence and reasoning. We'll look at a science lesson with an embedded CER, and discuss the components of CERs as well as CERs' role in the science classroom and how CERs are fundamentally a part of 21st-century career and college readiness skills. Educators will leave with skills and resources to ensure that CER is taught effectively.

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    Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the session. All are welcome to attend, however this webinar is designed for administrators, Science leaders and/or Science teachers

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual / Live Vendor Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Dive into Design Thinking and PBL with Real-World Applications. An Introduction to 3DuxDesign

    Join founder, Marci Klein M.D. and learn how we can create deeper, more authentic learning opportunities for our students with 3DuxDesign. In this product showcase, you will learn more about the modeling kits and see examples of how they are used in the k-8 classroom to create trans-disciplinary learning experiences that activate, inspire, and empower students.

    Dr. Klein will also highlight the range of supporting web-based resources available, from basic, design-sprint style challenges to NGSS, ELA, and math standards-based engineering and architecture projects. Interested in taking a deeper dive into design thinking? She will also introduce the Global Futures Curriculum, a student-led, team-based project where students tackle modern-day challenges and build models of the sustainable and equitable communities they envision for their future.

    Participants in the live session will also have an opportunity to get a free material and project sample kit.

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    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Provided by Apple Professional Development: Pages

    Apple Teacher-Pages

    4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Building Leadership Capacity - Initial Training for Evaluators of Teachers

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan. 

    This course provides the foundational training for supervisors who will be observing teachers and/or serving as Lead Evaluators. This structure of this workshop assists individuals in developing a functional understanding of APPR components and guidelines, while focusing on evidence-based observation. Participants will engage in a calibration activity and examine their own personal biases in order to promote equity in the process. This course can be used as evidence for certification as Lead Evaluators, Peer, and Independent Evaluators.

    Participants must attend all sessions to receive a certificate of completion that the district may use as evidence in their process of certifying Lead Evaluators.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • LHRIC offices, 450 Mamaroneck Ave. · Harrison, NY

    Active Learning Center: Open House

    Join us for an "open house" style session designed exclusively for participating Model Schools districts. During these virtual tours, we will provide a brief introduction to the LHRIC ALC and the three critical factors for consideration when developing and designing 21st century learning spaces. You are encouraged to bring a colleague or a small team! You will have the opportunity to learn in an authentic and risk-free, hands-on active learning environment, and will leave with a toolkit of strategies to assist in your own journey, regardless of your starting point.

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    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Software Spotlight: Using Nearpod to Support the NYS Digital Fluency Standards

    Nearpod has recently developed a content library aligned with many of the NYS Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. Explore this new content and how to engage learners while expanding teacher resources. Nearpod is a program that takes presentations and slideshows to the next educational 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.

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    Registered participants will receive Zoom invite by email prior to session start.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
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News and Announcements

  • CTE Success: Graduate goes from BOCES to the big stage

    Will Savarese, Class of 2017, recently shared his CTE success story. Will came to the Careers Campus at Southern Westchester BOCES with a passion for acting and left with production skills and experience that have translated to the big stage in major national productions. He'd recommend BOCES to any high school student with a similar passion and a desire to excel. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Passion for Fashion: SWBOCES Students Participate in 1st Annual Yonkers Fashion Week

    The first annual Yonkers Fashion Week featured current and former students from the Southern Westchester BOCES’ Valhalla Careers Campus.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Join our team! SWBOCES is hiring Teacher Aides, apply today!

    You can make a real difference in the lives of children and start a rewarding career! Southern Westchester BOCES is hiring Teacher Aides, offering a competitive compensation package and the chance to join a great team of educators. Responsibilities include providing one-to-one assistance to students with special needs. High School diploma or equivalency required. For more details and an online application, go to: https://resource.echalk.com/sr/ahDIYbJ0 

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Extended School Year students' work featured in Gallery Walk

    Ms. Janeelia Henry's Extended School Year Only K-2 class celebrated the end of the summer by inviting families in for a Gallery Walk. Artwork completed by the students over the summer was on full display.  Ms. Henry's classroom Teaching Assistant, Ms. Patrice Barrett, a talented artist, was behind all the projects. These included straw art, toilet paper art, finger painting, as well as displays related to ELA and science curriculums.
     
    In addition, from reading, social skills and Science, School Counselor Jennifer Ardisana worked with students on the life cycle of a caterpillar, then retold the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar. For the book the Rainbow Fish, Ms. Ardisana focused on friendship and sharing.  
     
    Following the gallery walk, parents were invited to the gym to view a beautiful slideshow displaying all the fantastic experiences the students engaged in this summer, including pictures of the students completing the artwork, trips to the Maritime Aquarium, Muscoot Farm, Kensico Dam, and Rye Playland.  When students were on the Rye Lake Campus, they enjoyed the playgrounds, gymnasium, upper basketball court and the very popular sprinklers and water play area.  
     
    To end this memorable event, Ms. Henry invited families to have refreshments and take their child's artwork home.  
    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • ESY students put their handprint on summer, make artful memories

    This summer the Extended School Year Only Class created a Handprint Project to memorialize their time together this summer. Each student picked their own color and was able to become an artist and do multiple handprints at one time. By doing this project, students were able to have a keepsake to look back on their time together. This is the second year that ESY students completed this project. Last year Janeelia Henry completed it with her class.  Hopefully this tradition will continue. Our students enjoy their time here at the ESY Summer Program, and we look to continue to come up with innovative projects for them to take home. Pictured, from left to right, are teaching assistant Adrian Drezga, students Ozan Dinler, Ethan Marino, John Fitzgerald, Nicholas Rittmeyer, Christian Leary, and Brooke Furtado, teacher Hollie Smith, and teaching assistant Lydia Daley.

    News Feed - Center for Special Services
  • New play spaces unveiled on Rye Lake Campus

    There were cheers and leaps for joy as adaptive playground and fitness equipment were unveiled on the Rye Lake Campus July 26. 

    News Feed - Rye Lake Middle/High School
  • SWBOCES student chosen for the William P. Schliemann Scholarship Award

    Animal Science grad is the recipient of the 2022 William P. Schliemann Scholarship Award.

    [Restored]News Feed - Center for Career Services 2021-22
  • Adult Education staff participates in New Rochelle's 'Taste of Union Avenue'

    Staff members Maria Guerrero, Erma Andrews, Monica Sanchez and Erick Gamero represented the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Adult & Community Services at the First Annual Taste of Union Avenue event in New Rochelle Saturday, July 16. 

    Presented by the City of New Rochelle Department of Development and the Hispanic American Advisory Committee, the Taste of Union Avenue offered enriching and fun activities, including entertainment, live music, children’ s games, and arts and crafts, along with a variety of ethnic foods from all of Latin America.  

    The SWBOCES team was on hand to share information with the community about the wide range of programs we offer, from Adult Literacy to workforce training in the automotive and construction trades and in healthcare.  

     

    News Feed - Adult & Community Services
  • Adult Literacy staff represent SWBOCES at Hispanic Heritage Festival

    Staff members Maria Guerrero, Erma Andrews and Monica Sanchez represented the Center for Adult & Community Services at the Hispanic Heritage Festival this past weekend at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. They shared information about programs and answered questions in an effort to increase awareness of Southern Westchester BOCES offerings.
     
    "This was such a tremendous opportunity to interact with our community and spread the word about the range of programs we offer," said Ms. Guerrero, Supervisor of Adult Literacy. "It was a privilege to be a part of this celebration of Hispanic Heritage and to talk to people about ways our programs can help them to earn their high school equivalency, learn to speak English more proficiently or, if desired, to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam."
    News Feed - Adult & Community Services
  • SWBOCES communications team tallies a record 14 national school PR awards

    The SWBOCES School Communications Team has been honored with an astounding 14 awards including three first-place Awards of Excellence, in the National School Public Relations Association's 2022 Publications and Digital Media Excellence Awards.

    "This tally of awards by our industry's leading professional organization marks a new record for the Communications team here at SWBOCES and a real point of pride given that it comes from our esteemed colleagues and peers who know the value and importance of the work we do," stated Director of Communications Brian Howard. "This is a reflection of the excellence that our BOCES engenders and which our component districts have come to expect. We are grateful for the recognition." 

    The awards reflect work produced for six component districts and four SWBOCES divisions. Read more about the SWBOCES showing in the 2022 NSPRA competition here.

    .News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
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