Calendar of Events

  • Virtual / Live Interactive Webinar

    Podcasting Institute

    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.
    [3 separate 1-hour session on 11/29, 12/1, 12/6 from 2:45 – 3:45 pm]

    REGISTER IN MLP >

    Registered participants will receive webinar instructions prior to session start.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • CPI Yorktown Day 2 of 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. You must attend all session. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. 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.

    Fee:
    $425 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $495 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    If you would like to schedule a training in YOUR DISTRICT, please email bcruz@swboces.org

     

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

    [Online, Self Paced] UDL and Blended Learning Book Study (Authors: Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker)

    Based on the text "UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes" (Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker), this self paced course will present tools and strategies that combine the adaptability of Universal Design for Learning with the flexibility of blended learning environments, powered by 1-1 device access and robust technology infrastructures that have been realized as a result of the pandemic.

    NOTE: This course is 100% online and will take approximately 6 hours to complete. An optional "live” session will be scheduled towards the end of the course completion date. This course begins on December 1, 2022, and participants have until December 22, 2022 to complete all required assignments and activities to receive CTLE credit.

    REGISTER IN MLP >

    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.

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • PD Short: Introduction to Implicit Bias (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan.

    All humans have biases. In this PD Short, participants will begin to consider what biases are and why people have them, as well as start the process of recognizing their own biases in an effort to identify and counteract them.

    Participants will gain resources and tools to use to support them in identifying and counteracting their own biases.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins to the email address on your My Learning Plan/Frontline account.

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

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

    Edcamp: How To Teach When Every Student Has a Device

    How do I teach when every student has a device? Join us for our edCamp-unconference. Edcamp is a fun, laid-back opportunity to network and learn with other educators. It is completely participant driven; all participants are welcome to pitch ideas, facilitate a session, and connect with others to build their professional network. What should I prepare? This is your conference, bring with you a topic related to the theme that you would like to discuss with other educators! What should you expect in each session? In each session you should expect an unstructured conversation where educators share best practices, challenges and passions related to the overarching theme. Everyone at an edcamp is encouraged to practice the law of two feet. The law of two feet says that if you become uninterested at any point, you are encouraged to leave and join another session. In an edcamp you are also invited to take breaks at any time, with the idea that it is sometimes in the breaks that the ‘A-ha' moments arrive. If you are not familiar with edCamp format, check out this video! https://youtu.be/I3ownFNREVQ

    REGISTER IN MLP >

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • CPI Yorktown Day 1 of 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. You must attend all session. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. 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.

    Fee:
    $425 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $495 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    *If you would like to schedule a training in YOUR DISTRICT, please email bcruz@swboces.org.*

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • PD Short: Mindfulness Routines that Support Smooth Transitions (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Smooth transitions are key to maintaining an effective and safe learning environment. Transitions allow our students an opportunity to move and check in with themselves. When students experience thoughtful transitions, students are empowered with tools to self-regulate and class learning time is maximized.

    In this one-hour PD Short, you will learn several quick mindfulness routines that you can do with your students during these transitions:
    - Morning arrival
    - After gym
    - After lunch/recess
    - Before starting an assessment
    - Before Dismissal

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.

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

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

    Provided by SMART: Ready? Set. Go!: Intermediate Math Games in Lumio

    Take your math lessons to the next level with Lumio and discover different games that will get your students engaged and excited to learn. (Audience: Experienced User)

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • 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
  • 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 Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training during the 2021-2022 school year are eligible to participate in the Refresher Training. You must attend all sessions. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. 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.

    Fee:
    $225 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $270 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Live/Interactive webinar

    Provided by SMART: Launch into Learning: SMART Notebook Plus

    Learn how to engage learners and create interactive learning experiences with Lumio in five easy steps.
    (Audience: New User)

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual/ Live Interactive Webinar

    Presented by NYSCATE: 6 3:00 PM 4:00 PM Carnegie Learning webinar: Data-driven instruction based on learning science

    Event is free to participants, pre-registration required. For more information or to register: https://www.nyscate.org/page/carnegie-learning-webinar-dec-6-2022

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • PD Short: Powerful Independent Reading Practices (ZOOM)

    Click here to register through My Learning Plan

    Independent reading can take many forms in a classroom. During this PD Short, participants will learn why independent reading is important, the most important aspects of independent reading, and effective ways to engage students in independent reading. Educators will gain access to tools to support their independent reading instruction.

    Zoom links and information will be emailed the day before the course begins.

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

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Provided by Apple Professional Development: Garageband

    Apple Teachers- GarageBand

    December 6, 2022

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

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial Certification Training

    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. You must attend all session. In addition, we are asking that individuals attend in pairs or trios so that they can perform the physical interventions with a partner. 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.

    Fee:
    $425 per participant for CoSer 555 members
    $495 per participant for all others

    The registration fee will apply unless cancellation is made one week prior to the workshop date.

    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Dina Roselli, droselli@swboces.org.

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • online

    Presented by NYSCATE: Clear Touch webinar: Engaging Students in the Classroom

     

    Join NYSCATE Corporate Council member Clear Touch for this engaging hour-long webinar to learn about the different interactive learning solutions that are available on Clear Touch interactive panels.

    Clear Touch believes technology and education go hand in hand. We aim to make education more accessible, as well as make the educator's job less stressful. Our interactive flat panels and included software suite bring any classroom blazing into the 21st century to help promote digital learning for your students.

    In this webinar, we'll share the variety of applications that can help you and your students better communicate and collaborate on one panel or on multi-devices with award-winning tools such as Snowflake, Chorus, Collage, and Command that all come bundled with the purchase of your panel!

    Using the power of your own lessons, learn how to bring them alive using the aspects of a ClearTouch panel, such as annotation tools, creation tools like Canvas, and collaborative mirroring software like ClearTouch Collage.

     

    Clear Touch webinar: Engaging Students in the Classroom

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • 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
  • 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.

    SWBOCES School Library System
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News and Announcements

  • Come to the Job Fair on 12/6! Learn how to join our team

    Former students often make great employees. Click here to meet Teaching Assistant Lilia Corona  and Data Entry Clerk Tania Chiavegatto. Each is a former SWBOCES student who has made a career as a member of our team.

    You can do the same! Join us for a Job Fair hosted by our Adult Literacy Program at St. Gabriel's School, 50 Washington Ave., New Rochelle, from 5:30-6:30pm, Dec. 6. Download the attached flyer for all the details.

    Learn how  you can become a part of the SWBOCES workforce. We’re hiring Teacher Assistants, Teacher Aides, Bus Drivers, Jr. Network Specialists, Monitors, clerical staff, and more. Human Resources staff will share information about current openings, walk you through the application process, and show you how to register for civil service exams. Download the attached flyer for all the details.

     

    News Feed - Adult & Community Services
  • SWBOCES Board Member elected to NYSSBA governing body

    Sheryl Brady was chosen by region’s school boards to represent Westchester, Rockland and Putnam

    Southern Westchester BOCES Board of Education member Sheryl Brady has been elected to the Board of Directors of the New York State School Boards Association for Area 10, representing Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties.

     

    .News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • CTE students gain leadership experience at statewide conference

    The HOSA Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference in Troy drew students from across New York

    The Career Services programs at SWBOCES’ Valhalla CTE campus sent eight students to HOSA's Fall Leadership Conference last week. The two-day conference for Career Tech students pursuing careers in healthcare left students energized about their programs and excited to have networked with peers statewide.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Tappan Hill community collects 512 pounds of food for Westchester families in need

    The annual Tappan Hill Food Drive for Feeding Westchester was delivered Tuesday to Feeding Westchester in Elmsford. The Tappan Hill School Connected Learning Team organized the food drive and with the help of Operations & Maintenance staff were able to collect and pack 512 pounds of donations. In all, 14 boxes of food was collected from students, families and staff for those in need in Westchester. Thank you to all who contributed. Happy Thanksgiving!

    News Feed - Tappan Hill
  • Positively creative: Poster campaign aims to spread smiles on campus

    “There’s too much negativity out there in the world right now,” says Commercial Art teacher Damian Powers, whose students are doing something about that with a campuswide poster campaign that leverages their skills and creativity to spread smiles. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • SWBOCES was at the top of their list of potential partner schools

    Partnership with Yonkers Honda opens a career path for Auto Tech students 

    Yonkers Honda and the Career Services campus are partnering to provide a potential career pathway to Automotive Technology students through the carmaker's “adopt-a-school” program. A recent daylong visit gave students a firsthand look at what the emerging opportunities the industry offers. 

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Another example of how CTE students stand out

    Commercial Art student earns the rank of Eagle Scout

    Ayden Stelling, a senior from Vahalla, made a promise to his grandfather that he would become his family's first Eagle Scout. That promise drove the second year Commercial Art student to complete an ambitious community a project and achieve something that only a small percentage of Boy Scouts do. "I’m working on a dream right now," Ayden says.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Voting by their Careers Campus peers to decide whose designs impressed most

    Fashion Design & Marketing students' costume creations highlight Halloween's allure

    Presented with a half-dozen shopping bags filled with costumes and accessories from instructor Carmen.Galiano’s Halloweens past, students were asked to create original costumes. The results are on display in the Building B hallway, where their peers from across the Careers Center campus paraded through on Wednesday to vote for their favorites. The entire project fits neatly in her curriculum as she prepares students for a highly creative and highly competitive industry. “People spend millions on Halloween every year,” Ms. Galiano said. “This is an industry.”

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
  • Scarecrow contest sparks Halloween fun at Tappan Hill

    Students at Tappan Hill School enjoyed a frightfully fun Halloween, replete with a Scarecrow contest judged by Director of Special Services Andrea Byrne. Students practiced their motor skills last week by designing classroom scarecrows using available and up-cycled materials. The contest was the creation of  the school's Connected Learning Community committee, which plans events to increase a sense of connectedness, build morale, and reinforce academic, fine and gross motor skills and speech/language building concepts, and to practice social skills.

    News Feed - Tappan Hill
  • Eleven adult learners complete first step on career journey thanks to SWBOCES collaboration with local agencies

    With the support of the Westchester Community Foundation, 11 students who reside at the Youth Shelter of Westchester in Mount Vernon recently completed Southern Westchester BOCES' Auto Body/Collision Repair Program together.
     
    "I'm glad we had the opportunity to be able to partner with these groups to do this. I think this is well needed," said Southern Westchester BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Harold Coles. "This is what we're here for."
    News Feed - Adult & Community Services
  • Tappan Hill scarecrow contest continues Halloween tradition

    Students in Teacher Adriane Lomupo's class at Tappan Hill School are pictured here preparing for Monday's Scarecrow contest. Tappan Hill students had the chance Friday to practice their motor skills and have a bit of pre-Halloween fun designing their classroom scarecrow. All 10 scarecrows are homemade, using materials in the classroom and up-cycling items that would otherwise be discarded, such as water bottles and plastic bags. On Halloween the school will have a guest judge — Center for Special Services administrators Andrea Byrne or Jessica Walker — pick the best scarecrow. Such contests are becoming a Halloween tradition at Tappan Hill, which held a door decorating contest last year. The school's Connected Learning Community committee plans events like this to increase a sense of connectedness between classes and students and the community and to build morale among staff and students. The activities are also used to reinforce various academic, fine and gross motor skills, speech/language building concepts. They also serve as opportunities for students to practice social skills.

     
    News Feed - Tappan Hill
  • Thank you! National School Principals Month comes to a close

    As National School Principals Month nears a close, we take a moment to salute and express gratitude for our amazing principals and assistant principals. Your leadership and commitment to student success truly reflect our values and serve our BOCES mission and vision.
    .News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Tappan Hill alumni surprise students with 100 pumpkins, and donuts!

    Tappan Hill School received a lovely donation Oct. 27 of donuts and 100 pumpkins from our alumni Michael (known affectionately to us as Mikeymo) and his mother, Justine Riordan, and the D'Ercole family as gifts for our students. "This thoughtful and generous act made many children very happy," said Principal Phyllis Rizzi, "and we thank them along with the Mikey Mo supporters for their generosity."

    News Feed - Tappan Hill
  • SWBOCES Earns Two Top State Communications Awards

    The Southern Westchester BOCES communications team won two Awards of Excellence from the New York School Public Relations Association in its annual contest.

    Communications Specialist Natalia Baage won on behalf of the Valhalla Union Free School District in NYSPRA’s 43rd annual Communications Competition for her high-quality quarterly print newsletter publications and community-building Facebook page. The competition celebrates superior achievement in educational communications throughout the state. Entries are adjudicated by experts in the field throughout the nation.

    .News Feed - Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Collaboration between Chokomode, SWBOCES began with store's 2021 opening

    TV/Video and Sound Production students stage fashion show at The Westchester

    Students in the TV/Video and Sound Production programs collaborated with the owner of posh fashion retailer Chokomode to stage a fashion show at The Westchester mall Saturday, Oct. 8, marking the store’s one-year anniversary and the second collaboration with SWBOCES Center for Career Services.

    News Feed - Center for Career Services 2022-23
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