Calendar of Upcoming Events

  • Virtual/ Online event

    AI Adventures: An Elementary Educator's Expedition

    Join us this summer for "AI Adventures," a week-long workshop designed specifically for elementary educators interested in integrating AI into their classrooms. You will learn to create AI-enhanced lesson plans, develop detailed rubrics, and engage in activities that enhance student interaction. The program includes a mix of self-paced asynchronous activities and three live one-hour sessions for real-time support and peer discussions. Key Takeaways: Craft captivating AI-enhanced lesson plans and activities. Develop comprehensive rubrics for AI-driven projects. Master the art of effective AI prompting. Experience a dynamic blend of self-paced and collaborative learning. This professional development opportunity will equip you with the skills to incorporate AI into your teaching and inspire creativity in your classroom. Join us and prepare to lead your students into the future of education! Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to sessions

    Register Here


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

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    Teacher Productivity Boosted With AI

    As districts develop and formalize policies related to the use of AI tools in the classroom, teachers  can begin to familiarize themselves with ways that this emerging technology can help them to be more efficient and productive.  This leads to more time available to meet the needs of their diverse student population. In this face-to-face workshop, teachers will become familiar with AI tools and strategies that streamline common classroom tasks and functions, thereby paving the way to provide more time for students.  Participants will be encouraged to share best practices based on their own experience.

    Register Here

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

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • Virtual

    Destiny Resource Manager Training - Back-to-School Checklist

    The start of the school year is a busy time. This webinar will help you get ready to circulate resources to your patrons.

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    5th Annual Summer Institute for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

    Register here

    Our DEI Institute brings together teachers, leaders, and experts from diverse backgrounds and perspectives who share responsibility for and a deep commitment to advancing equity. As colleagues, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more equitable and inclusive schools, districts, and communities.

    Institute Highlights:
    - NEW! Free "Pre-Institute" Day: Open to all registered for the Institute and who are new to leading DEI work. Together we will explore key learning and DEI-specific leadership considerations for success
    - Inspiring keynotes with experts
    - Hybrid Sessions; Attend in person or virtually led by PreK-12 educators
    - Work sessions to apply new learning to curriculum, practice, and policy
    - Networking and community-building opportunities

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    Schoology 'Summer Breeze Sessions' - Deep Dive with SGY Assessments

    Please join us Thursday, July 18 2024 from 8:30 to 11:30 for an Engaging Schoology Session at the LHRIC

    8:30 - 11:30 - Deep Dive with SGY Assessments
    Already been using Schoology Assessments and ready for more? In this deep dive session, we'll review lesser known question types that can expand the ways we ask students to demonstrate and apply their learning, see how to use media to enrich our question and response options, learn how to collaboratively create and use assessments and item banks, and get tips on how to differentiate and personalize assessments. If you have burning questions about Schoology Assessments, come ask Randy!

    11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch Time! Bring your lunch and/or visit the cafeteria on the 4th floor. (optional)


    Location:: LHRIC - 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison NY 10528 in the ALC (Active Learning Center).


    PLEASE NOTE: - There is an afternoon session (see below) as well, and both sessions will be repeated on August 8. Perhaps 1/2 day works better for your schedule, or August is a better fit, or your only interested in 1 of the topics.... Please sign up accordingly using the additional links below:

    Thursday, July 18 AM - 12:30 to 3:30 - SGY Course Refresh & Tricks n' Treats
    Thursday, August 8 PM - 8:30 to 11:30 - Deep Dive with SGY Assessments
    Thursday, August 8 AM - 12:30 to 3:30 - SGY Course Refresh & Tricks n' Treats


    For questions regarding this activity, please contact Cindy Taran.

    Register Here

     


    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual

    Leading for Literacy: Insights on how to successfully meet New York's literacy goals

    Hosted by Discovery Education

    New York’s Leading for Literacy initiative focuses on making the Science of Reading actionable, so K-12 students have the knowledge and skills to be successful in life. So how does one make the Science of Reading actionable?

    Join Discovery Education on July 18th to discover how to assemble the puzzle pieces required to transform reading instruction at-scale.

    You’ll hear from Nicole Santora, Discovery Education’s Director of Literacy Curriculum and Assessment, and connect with your fellow NY district and school administrators to discover how to effectively introduce Science of Reading-aligned instruction into your classrooms.

    Attendees will gain

    • an understanding of what the Science of Reading is and what it is not,
    • turnkey strategies for high-quality personalized instruction and practice aligned to NY’s literacy initiative,
    • real world examples of how administrators can excite their communities to Lead for Literacy.

    Unable to attend the live presentation? Register anyway to receive a recording!

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    AI in the Classroom: Differentiating to Support All Learners

    This workshop is to provide educators with innovative strategies to personalize instruction and cater to diverse learning needs using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies. We will explore how AI tools can facilitate differentiated instruction, ensuring that students receive support and challenge to promote academic success. Participants will gain insights into leveraging AI for adaptive learning, personalized feedback, scaffolds and extensions, empowering them to create inclusive and engaging learning environments where all learners thrive.

    Register Here

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

    AI in the Classroom: Maintaining and Supporting Academic Integrity

    AI technology has brought forth transformative possibilities for teaching and learning. However, along with its benefits, AI also presents new challenges in maintaining academic integrity. The workshop aims to equip teachers with the knowledge and resources needed to foster a culture of academic integrity in their classrooms while leveraging AI technologies effectively.

    Register Here

     

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

    Culturally Responsive Project Based Learning(PBL), Social-Emotional Learning(SEL) and STEAM using the required curriculum in your district

    Culturally Responsive Project-Based Learning (PBL) ,Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and STEAM are essential components of a well-rounded education system that values diversity and equity. By integrating culturally sensitive content and perspectives into project-based learning experiences, students can develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for different cultures and backgrounds. Additionally, emphasizing social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, empathy, and relationship-building in the educational curriculum nurtures student well-being and promotes positive social behaviors.This workshop will demonstrate how to integrate these teaching methods using many different forms of technology to enhance your existing curriculum. At the end of this workshop participants will have a well defined PBL/SEL/STEAM unit of study for implementation. Participants will be asked to bring a unit of study in a core subject area that you would like to develop into a Culturally Responsive PBL/SEL/STEAM unit.

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Virtual

    Enriched Reporting in Destiny Library Manager – A Dashboard View of Your Library

    Enriched Reporting gives you a dashboard view of your library in a visual format that allows you to drill through for more information. It’s already installed within Follett Destiny® Library Manager. Join Follett to learn how to make the most of this feature. 

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Transform Your Library's Fundraising Strategy

    Join Follett to discover effective strategies that complement your book fairs and boost your library’s resources. Hosted by media specialist Carrie Friday and Gary Hensley, Vice President of Business Development at Follett School Solutions, this session will provide you with actionable insights and practical tips to enhance your fundraising efforts.

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • Virtual

    Destiny Tune-Up for Back-to-School with Shannon Miller

    In this informative session led by librarian leader Shannon McClintock Miller, you’ll discover how to leverage Follett Destiny® Library Manager to create a dynamic and engaging library environment. Shannon brings her wealth of experience and innovative strategies to help you transform your library into a vibrant center for learning and discovery.

    Registration

    SWBOCES School Library System
  • SWBOCES - 450 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd floor, Harrison, NY

    Summer Literacy Symposium: Leading for Literacy

    Register here.

    Our Summer Literacy Symposium brings together teachers, leaders, and leading literacy experts who are committed to the NYSED Literacy Initiative. Together, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more explicit and systematic literacy instruction across the curriculum aligned to the Science of Reading.

    Symposium Highlights:
    - Inspiring keynote and Q & A featuring Natalie Wexler, education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap, co-author, The Writing Revolution and Forbes contributor.

    Sessions led by literacy experts including:
    - Janise Lane: Regional Vice President for Partner Success for Amplify and former Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at Baltimore City Schools
    - Emily Nudds, Rosen Publishing's Literacy coach, specializing in the Science of Reading
    - Alexis Poncha: Director of the Winward Institute
    - Dr. Danielle Gomez: Research and Outreach Director of The Windward Institute and host of the Research Education ADvocacy (READ) Podcast

     

     

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

    Summer Literacy Symposium: Leading for Literacy

    Register here.

    Our Summer Literacy Symposium brings together teachers, leaders, and leading literacy experts who are committed to the NYSED Literacy Initiative. Together, we will learn, collaborate, plan, and lead for actionable change to build more explicit and systematic literacy instruction across the curriculum aligned to the Science of Reading.

    Symposium Highlights:
    - Inspiring keynote and Q & A featuring Natalie Wexler, education writer and the author of The Knowledge Gap, co-author, The Writing Revolution and Forbes contributor.

    Sessions led by literacy experts including:
    - Janise Lane: Regional Vice President for Partner Success for Amplify and former Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at Baltimore City Schools
    - Emily Nudds, Rosen Publishing's Literacy coach, specializing in the Science of Reading
    - Alexis Poncha: Director of the Winward Institute
    - Dr. Danielle Gomez: Research and Outreach Director of The Windward Institute and host of the Research Education ADvocacy (READ) Podcast

     

     

    Center for Professional Learning and Curriculum Support
  • SWBOCES BOARD MEETING

    17 Berkley Drive, Rye Brook, NY  10573 

    Southern Westchester BOCES
  • 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

    Lifelong Practices for Digital Fluency/Literacy: Reflect and Collaborate] Nurturing the Future Coders

    Join us for a collaborative workshop designed specifically for elementary educators seeking to enhance their instructional practices. This course aims to empower teachers with practical strategies for seamlessly integrating computational thinking into their daily lessons. Emphasizing simplicity, participants will be introduced to straightforward solutions that require no prior coding experience. Through engaging demonstrations, both plugged (using technology) and unplugged (offline) exercises will be showcased and shared, providing educators with valuable tools to enrich their teaching methods. Don't miss this opportunity to explore innovative ways to incorporate computational thinking into your K-12 classroom!

    Register Here

    LHRIC Instructional Technology
  • Extended School Ends

    The Valhalla Center
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    St. Matthews
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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.