Calendar of Events

  • Virtual/ Online event

    Esports-Beyond the Game Panel Discussion Series

     This offering is completely self-paced.

    This is a recording of a virtual panel discussion focused on learning about careers in esports. The panelists discussed their work and experiences in the field of esports. Careers included shout caster, producer, lawyer, etc.
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    This offering is completely self-paced. To obtain credit, you must register for this offering, watch the recording, and complete the Form. You will have the month of February to complete this process.

    Register Here

     

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Self-paced

    Model Schools Podcasting Institute (Self-Paced; 3 Hour Video Course)

    Podcasts provide both creators and listeners with a significant platform to share ideas, information, and encourage conversation around various topics. Podcasts can be created and consumed effectively within K-12 classrooms, and this 3-hour institute will address a variety of topics to help students (and teachers) appreciate the art and science of podcast creation, distribution, and consumption.
    This offering is completely self-paced. There are three recorded webinars to view (each approximately 45 minutes). To obtain completion credit, you must register for the course, watch all the recordings, and complete the Form for each. All Forms must be completed and submitted by February 28.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training (Day 2)

    Managing aggressive and violent behavior has become an essential skill relevant to all school personnel. Staff members need safe, effective behavior management training designed to maintain the care, welfare, safety, and security of all involved in a crisis. Teachers and support staff will explore a range of "risk behaviors" and practice appropriate de-escalation strategies to address these behaviors while maintaining the best possible professional attitude. These sessions will be conducted in-person on two separate days. You must attend the two full-days that are listed together on the list below. All participants must complete the physical interventions in order to receive certification.
     
    If you would like to schedule this event in your district,  please contact Brandon Cruz via email at bcruz@swboces.org.
    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • January Book Club: Lost at School - Exploring the work of Dr. Ross Greene (ZOOM)

    Click here to register on My Learning Plan.

    Looking to start the New Year with a different approach to your students who are exhibiting challenging behaviors in the classroom? Developed by Dr. Ross Greene, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS) is the model of care founded upon the belief that students do well if they CAN.

    Lost at School is an accessible text that allows the reader space to engage in the process with their own students with shared resources. Coming together as a group will allow time to problem solve together and provide a community of professional support to lean into and learn from.

    Course fee includes:
    -Lost at School eBook 6-month access
    -additional 1:1 sessions with facilitator to support work between/after sessions

    About the Facilitator: Elizabeth M. DellaBadia served as a special educator in a NYC Public School for 16 years and is passionate about teaching children who have unmet needs and supporting the educators who teach them.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Provided by NYSCATE: Instructure webinar: Growing With Canvas: Our District's Journey

    Free to participants, preregistration required. For more information or to register: https://www.nyscate.org/page/instructure-webinar
     
     
     
    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • PD Short: Facilitating Classroom Conversations about the Holocaust in Elementary and Middle School

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    On August 10, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul signed into law Chapter 490 of the Laws of 2022 requiring a survey regarding instruction on the Holocaust within New York State public school districts. A report on findings from the Fall 2022 survey of New York State public school districts regarding instruction on the Holocaust within the state indicated that 100% of middle school grades were providing instruction on the Holocaust, but only 73% of elementary grades were.

    In this PD Short, we will explore resources to teach the Holocaust at the elementary and middle school levels, in addition to collaborating on best practices to engage students in these critical conversations. Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org. For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual

    TLI: Virtual Keynote Series

    Join us for The Technology Leadership Institute Virtual Keynote Series:

    GO FORTH AND BE BOLD: EDUCATING FOR THE FUTURE
    VIRTUAL KEYNOTE: WESTON KIESCHNICK

    REGISTER IN PLM >

    (District must participate in the TLI program to attend)

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Online event

    Sketchnoting in the Classroom-An Introduction (Online, Self Paced)

    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 6 hours to complete. This course begins on February 6, and participants have until February 17, 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 in order to enroll.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Authentically Embedding SEL into Literacy Instruction

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    In the literacy classroom, social emotional learning can be infused into every aspect of instruction.

    This workshop will review the key components of social emotional learning using the CASEL competencies and explore several instructional strategies that will allow students to develop their own social emotional skill set, cultivate empathy, and engage in self-reflection.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS OverDrive Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service that includes eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines made available through Sora. The SWBOCES Digital Library is an extension of school libraries' print collections. With 24/7 access, students and teachers can check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. Open to all school librarians, administrators, and other educators who wish to engage readers through the use of digital content.

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • SLS OverDrive Users Group Meeting (Zoom)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The SWBOCES Digital Library Program is a collaborative online service that includes eBooks, audiobooks, and digital magazines made available through Sora. The SWBOCES Digital Library is an extension of school libraries' print collections. With 24/7 access, students and teachers can check out titles anywhere, anytime in multiple formats. Open to all school librarians, administrators, and other educators who wish to engage readers through the use of digital content.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate. Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    Please log in at 8:50am each day. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.
    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session. Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in 0 credits. Zoom links will be emailed before the course begins.
    Fee: $135 per participant in the form of check or money order made payable to SWBOCES must be mailed to:
    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli
    Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention) For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Software Spotlight: Breakout EDU: Updates!

    Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform that brings the excitement of "escape rooms" into the classroom through physical and digital games. Breakout EDU challenges students to work together to solve puzzles and open the physical or digital locks. Breakout EDU consists of an online platform and physical breakout kits. The web-based platform contains over 800+ kits and over 800+ digital games for every subject and new games are added each month. If you have a subscription and would benefit from a fresh look, this session will give you a tour of all of the new updates! Registered participants will receive the Zoom invite prior to session start

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • PD Short: Numberless Word Problems

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    Do you find that your students are searching for the numerical values within word problems and completing operations with them until they find an answer that "fits"?

    Numberless word problems is a task-based routine that emphasizes the mathematical context and exploration of the given situation without concern for any numerical inputs. This work will reinforce for your students the value of understanding the situation first, before encoding it with an equation or expression.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org. For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • The Mandated 6 Hour DASA Certification Class (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The ability to provide a safe and supportive environment, free from discrimination, intimidation, harassment, and bullying, is a top priority for K-12 educators nationwide. Through this 6-hour training participants will unpack the social patterns of harassment and discrimination based on a person's actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and sex.
    The training will address:
    * The identification and mitigation of harassment
    * Bullying and discrimination
    * Strategies for effectively addressing problems of exclusion, bias, and aggression in educational settings

    Successful completion of this course meets the NYS Mandate. Important: A TEACH account is required to verify attendance to NYSED. To create a TEACH account, please go to: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/teach/.

    Please log in at 9:50am each day. Latecomers cannot be admitted due to NYS Education Department guidelines for certification.
    Your camera must be on and you must be present on-screen at all times during the session. Participation in the session, including responding to prompts in the chat, is required. Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in 0 credits. Zoom links will be emailed before the course begins.
    Fee: $135 per participant in the form of check or money order made payable to SWBOCES must be mailed to:
    SWBOCES, 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor, Harrison, NY 10528
    Attention: Dina Roselli
    Attend all 4 NYS Mandated Courses: $315 (DASA, Autism, Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Intervention & Prevention) For questions regarding this activity, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual/ Online event

    BenQ Interactive Display-Train the Trainer

    Please join us and our local BenQ representative for this full day session. You will learn the ins and outs of your BenQ board and how to use it in the classroom.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    BenQ Interactive Display-Train the Trainer

    Please join us and our local BenQ representative for this full day session. You will learn the ins and outs of your BenQ board and how to use it in the classroom.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • [Learning First, Technology Second 22-23] Meetup # 3 (Virtual)

    Third virtual meetup for the L1,T2 Cohort for 2022-23.

    REGISTER IN MLP >

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • PD Short: Universal Design for Learning: A Focus on Action and Expression

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    In order for all students to become strategic and goal-oriented learners, we must provide them with opportunities to help them how they can demonstrate their understanding through multiple means.
    During this PD Short, you will explore Action and Expression using the UDL framework and brainstorm specific strategies for helping all students demonstrate how they know.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address you registered with.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact edellabadia@swboces.org. For questions regarding registration, please contact droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SLS Council Meeting

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    The School Library System Council is responsible for developing and approving the Plan of Service; is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Plan of Service; recommends for approval the annual budget prior to submission to the District Superintendent for his signature; and supports the activities of the School Library System, through service on a committee.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
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News and Announcements

  • Students see the value in the skills and experience they can gain

    ShopRite turns to Career Services students to fill jobs

    More than 50 Southern Westchester BOCES Career Services students had the opportunity to take part in a ShopRite job fair right on campus Friday, Jan. 20. 

    The event let students from all programs attend across two sessions, to present resumes to hiring managers, and to discover job opportunities at one of several ShopRite locations in the region. That includes a brand new, 70,000-square-foot store openingn soon in Elmsford. 

    “I think it would be helpful to have customer service experience and to work with people,” said Laurel Lowenthal, an EMS student from Blind Brook, “and also to have some spending money.”

     

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • An in-depth look into Speech and Occupational Therapy

    The Southern Westchester BOCES Special Education Parent Teacher Association and the Westchester Institute for Human Development will present a parent information session: "An in-depth look into Speech  and Occupational Therapy" on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    Join us for this virtual event, featuring Occupational Therapist Nikoleta Alijaj and Speech Language Pathologist Marissa Stuck, LEND program trainees.

    See the attached flyer for Zoom meeting information.

    Ms. Alijaj is pursuing a master’s in occupational therapy at Mercy College and has a bachelor’s in psychology from SUNY New Paltz, where she was a member of the SUNY Honor’s Program and was awarded Student of Excellence.

    Ms. Stuck is a master’s candidate in Speech Language Pathology at New York Medical College. She holds a master’s in Deaf Education, and bachelor’s degrees in Speech Language Pathology & Audiology, and Deaf Studies. She is a Graduate Student Clinician at New York School for the Deaf.

    The LEND Training Program—Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities—is one of 60 such programs nationwide funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). LEND Program Trainees graduate with competencies required by family leaders and advocates in the field of developmental disabilities. 

    SEPTA
  • Faculty Spotlight: TV/Video Production Teacher Michael May

    'I've always considered the Center for Career Services my second home'

    What better testament is there to what a great place our Career Services campus is than for one of our students to return and make a career here. That's just what former TV/Video Production student Michael May did 20 years after graduating from the program and making his name in the industry. He joined our faculty and returned to his former studio classroom four years ago. Mr. May sat down recently and talked about that decision and how it informs his teaching.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Counselors connect in person with Career Tech colleagues

    Annual Counselors Breakfast returns, bolstering collaboration in support of CTE students

     The Center for Career Services welcomed 30 school counselors from component district high schools for the return of an annual breakfast that, among other things, puts friendly faces to familiar names for those attending.

    “This is the start of our outreach season,” Director of Career Services Dahlia Jackson said. “This event usually takes place in June, but we have so many new people on our staff and in our districts we decided now was an ideal time to invite our counselors here.”

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Workshop continues collaboration with LHRIC's Technology Support Team

    The LHRIC’s Technology Support Services and RIC One Data Privacy and Security Service welcomed retired Col. Michael Hastings, Cyber Security Advisor for the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency. Col. Hastings presented the workshop, “Risk Management Assessment Session,” for our component district partners.
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  • CTE students ready to apply their knowledge in real-world settings

    Work-Based Learning internships to get underway with community partners

    The Career Services campus in Valhalla is sending several students off to gain real-world work experience, thanks to opportunities offered by community partners.

    Work-based learning is an authentic learning opportunity for students to explore their goals, interests, and abilities while applying what they learn in the CTE classroom in the real world. Instructional staff plan and supervise the internship experiences in collaboration with employers. 

    “Work-Based Learning is a core component of our instructional program,” Principal Evangelo Michas said. “These internships offer students the chance to apply their in-class instruction in actual workplace settings, giving them experience they might not otherwise gain while still in high school. We are grateful to our community partners for opening their doors to our students in this way.”

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • CTE students hear about opportunities offered by College of Westchester

    Cody Velez, high school and community relations presenter from the College of Westchester in White Plains, addressed CTE students at the Career Services campus in Valhalla Wednesday. She shared information about career paths and majors the college offers, as well as certificate programs and jump-start opportunities. CW students can choose from six bachelor's degree programs, five associate's degrees and two certificates, all in the fields of healthcare, technology and business. Four information sessions held across the morning and afternoon sessions Jan. 11 allowed seniors from across our programs to attend and seek more information about the college if interested.
    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • New York Power Authority donation arrives over holiday break

    For Auto Tech students, hybrid car is a step forward in training for an all-electric industry

    The Automotive Technology program at Southern Westchester BOCES’ Career Services campus recently received a donation by the New York Power Authority of a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek hybrid vehicle that students will use as a learning tool in their classes. 

    “We have heard directly from our industry partners that there is a growing need for skilled technicians with training in hybrid and electric vehicle technology,” Principal Evangelo Michas said. “Car makers are producing more of these vehicles than ever, and we are committed to providing our students with the skills required to excel and advance in this evolving field. This donation by NYPA helps greatly in that regard.”

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
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