Workshops

Suffolk's Edge Teacher Center offers many workshops throughout the year based upon the needs of our teachers. The page is updated as new courses are offered. Below is a list of course offerings for the 2020-2021 school year.


Program: Suffolk’s Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/23/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! This seminar, designed for elementary teachers, focuses on language acquisition and the challenges ELLs at different proficiency levels face in the mainstream classroom. Teachers will experience a variety of research-based strategies and modifications and learn how to apply them in lesson plans that foster the academic achievement of ELLs in their classes.

Program: Suffolk’s Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/25/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE THE WORKSHOP! This seminar is designed to help teachers educate their students who will be living in a world of diverse communities. It will promote awareness of global differences while identifying shared values. It encourages the understanding of one's own culture as the doorway to understanding other cultures

Program: Suffolk’s Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 2/28/2021

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Asynchronous Professional Development (4 CTLE Credits) February 28, 2021-March 21, 2021 Taking a multidisciplinary approach to any subject in school makes instruction more engaging for students. Additionally, a multidisciplinary approach is a terrific time management strategy to create time for new or longer activities in a packed school day. In this professional development workshop, teachers will learn many new and exciting ways to enhance their skills and strategies to incorporate reading into their science classroom.

Program: Suffolk’s Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/1/2021

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Asynchronous Professional Development 6 CTLE Credits March 1-26, 2021 Google Classroom Link will be sent the day before Join instructors from the Outdoor Environmental Education Program of Western Suffolk BOCES to learn how to use your schoolyard as an outdoor space for standards based, nature based, hands-on field trips in support of your elementary science curriculum. Quarantines, hybrid schedules and closures have changed the way we teach - for both students and teachers, screen time is at a maximum. During this asynchronous professional development instructors will demonstrate the use of natural resources in the schoolyard to illustrate science concepts in real life. Participants will read and respond to current research about the benefits of outdoor education using mechanisms that include, but are not limited to, discussion boards and Flipgrid. Teachers will receive lessons for immediate implementation, share student response to the lessons, and participate in a discussion surrounding these lessons. This PD will culminate in the development and implementation of a schoolyard field trip by each participant, followed by peer sharing and feedback.

Program: Suffolk’s Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/3/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! Increasingly our students experience exposure to multiple or prolonged traumatic events, such as child abuse, neglect, and exposure to domestic violence. This experience directly affects their social and emotional development and negatively impacts their behavior and academic growth in school. It is becoming more common that educators are faced with the challenges of connecting with and educating students who have endured complex trauma. Often the hurt that is felt by the student is placed on the educator and it can manifest in a variety of ways. This seminar will engage participants in understanding the roots of trauma, its prevalence and causes, the characteristics and associated behaviors, as well as learning how to work with traumatized students in a proactive and positive way.

Program: Suffolk’s Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 3/17/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! What are some approaches educators can use to develop effective partnerships with bilingual families? In this session, you will examine ways to increase family engagement and improve the home-school connection with the families of our English learners while taking into consideration the four stages of immigrant parent involvement.


Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/8/2021 to 5/13/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE This is a 9-hour, 6 session course at 1 ½ hours each. Participants will take a deep look into every part of the NY State Mental Health Guidelines and learn how to address these standards with their students by using mindfulness strategies. This course will teach strategies for those teaching both in-person and distance learning. Participants will have the opportunity to practice mindfulness during each session for their own self-care and mental health. This course will address standards from grades K-12.

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Teachers/Teaching Assistants

Dates: 4/8/2021


According to GLSEN's 2017 National School Climate Survey, 8 in 10 LGBTQ middle and high school students experience anti-LGBTQ verbal harassment, and over a third miss school for feeling unsafe or uncomfortable. This seminar brings awareness to the challenges LGBTQ students face and how educators can take pro-active steps to prevent or intervene when students are being discriminated against because they are LGBTQ.

(This seminar was previously titled LGBTQ: Bullying and Harassment).

This seminar will provide 3 CTLE hours upon completion. District approval is required for in-service credit.


Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/12/2021

Organize your digital lessons using a method called Hyperdocs. Invented by Lisa Highfill and Sarah Landic


Program: Online Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 4, 2021)

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In June 2018, the NYS Regents approved a new certification extension pathway for educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of special education teachers in NYS. This 45-hour course will help teachers analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on Reading, Writing, and Math at the 10th - 12th-grade level and develop lesson plans that use evidence-based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. Teachers will apply their knowledge of this age group, current learning research, and technology to demonstrate facility in designing engaging lessons and developing a classroom culture that supports social, emotional, cognitive, and linguistic growth for all students. The content of this course will be delivered through synchronous meetings online and assignments in Google Classroom (a personal Google account is required to access course materials). Fulfills NYS requirements for SWD Grades 10-12 certification extension.

To be eligible for this course series you must hold a SWD grades 5-9 certification and have taught a minimum of 3 years at the 8th or 9th grade level. (45 CTLE hours)

This course runs from Monday, April 12th through Friday, June 4th, 2021.


Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/14/2021

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** This workshop is framed around Universal Design for Learning principles and engaging All types of learners. Most specifically it focuses on students with special needs. tons and tons of resources, tips and ideas are included in this workshop to help All educators ensure that All students are learning from remote education. This workshop is great for Special Education Teachers, Support Staff Teachers, and any teacher that teaches students with varying needs and abilities.

Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/14/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE! With so much attention focused on helping English learners meet grade-level expectations, teachers are looking for what works. In this seminar, participants explore four research-based recommendations for engaging English learners in subject area instruction. Participants will view real life classroom examples and experience practical hands-on activities that can be applied across grade levels and content areas. (3 hour)

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/14/2021

Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This webinar is for intermediate/advanced users. The focus will be on Making Google Forms Work for Your Students.

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/15/2021

Google Forms have proven to be one of the most versatile tools in the GSuite for Education toolkit. The majority of the teachers I have trained defaulted to GForms during this latest crisis due to its versatility, organizational ability and grading features. This course is for intermediate/advanced users. The focus will be on Making Google Forms Work for Your Students.


Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 4/22/2021

We will discuss how to include the cultural knowledge of our ELLs and their communities to create a welcoming learning environment as described in NYSED's Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework. Examples and resources will be shared. (1 CTLE hour)

Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 4/20/2021

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ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE This webinar will explore how Google apps can be utilized specifically in the Hybrid and Remote Classroom. Topics will include creation of Hyperdocs using Google Docs or Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Keep, and lesser used tools such as Google Earth and Google Arts & Culture. Participants are encouraged to have two devices to participate in the webinar: one to view the presentation and one to complete activities.

Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/13/2021

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** THE best PD Experience!! This course guide teachers to create STEM. Maker Ed and Hands on Projects with their students. This course consists of synchronous conversations and an asynchronous self pace course. Each Teacher Registered will receive a Maker Ed Kit

Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 5/13/2021

ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT OUT THE DAY BEFORE School today is stressful and traumatic for students and adults alike. This workshop will address a review of best practices for teaching trauma-sensitive mindfulness. This workshop will provide research-based principles for trauma informed teaching of mindfulness. Particular spotlight will be put on trauma informed practices for remote teachers and learners. Learn strategies for adjusting your mindfulness instruction to ensure you meet learners where they are. Participants will engage in a trauma informed mindfulness practice during the workshop. This is a 2 hour workshop and is appropriate for educators K-12.

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/3/2021

Interactive lessons to use for remote learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021


Together we will investigate what it means to have a Growth-Mindset. Several short video clips will be shared that can be utilized within the distance learning or in the classroom to reinforce the concepts of fixed and growth-mindsets. An assortment of read-alouds will be shared that will emphasize overcoming obstacles and perseverance. Follow up activities that can be implemented within the distance learning or in the classroom will be shared. This includes class lessons, activities and resources." (1 CTLE hour)


LINC-Executive Functioning during Remote Learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021


Learn how to tailor your lessons for students with executive functioning difficulties. (1 CTLE hour)


LINC - Distance Learning SEL - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/4/2021

This webinar will provide participants with examples of ways they can support social emotional learning at the elementary level, all while distance learning.


LINC-Differentiated Instruction for SWD during Remote Learning

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

Learn how to differentiate your instruction via remote learning for students with disabilities. (1 CTLE hour)

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Elementary Educators

Dates: 5/11/2021

Participants will be introduced to the basics of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and some ways in which they can bring it to their elementary schools.


Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 4, 2021)

"In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the English colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were sold to the colonists. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of this fateful moment, it is finally time to tell our story truthfully." We will use the 6 podcasts produced as part of this series to examine the pivotal role of race in America. In this course participants will listen to six 45-minute podcasts over a three-week period. Two podcasts a week and one response to each podcast will be submitted by the participants via google classroom.

This course starts on May 12th, 2021 and ends on June 4th, 2021.

Participants will meet via zoom from 7:30PM - 8:30PM on the following dates;

Tuesday, May 18th, 25th and June 1st.

Discussions regarding the podcasts and the responses provided by the participants will be examined and reviewed during the Google Meet meetings. (9 CTLE Hours)

All work will be available and submitted via google classroom.

6 hours asynchronous - podcasts and written responses

3 hours synchronous - online google meet meetings


Program: Online Courses

Audience: Educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 26, 2021)

We will explore the history of the major epidemics and pandemics in America, including Smallpox, 1775-1782, Yellow Fever 1793, three waves of Cholera, 1832-1866, the Influenza pandemic 1918-1919, Polio, the 1950s, all in the context of the current Covid-19 crisis. We will explore historical perspectives of these global health emergencies, including eerie similarities, and significant differences. We will also examine the role of medical science, politics, government, and policymaking at the state and national level and the role of common citizens in confronting these health emergencies.

The goal of the course is to provide historical context to the heroic actions, resilience, and strength, as well as mistakes made by those who struggled in the past so they can serve as an inspiration and offer insights into how we may overcome the challenges in the difficult times we now face.

In this course, participants will have 3 reading assignments and 3 videos to assess and formulate responses for an asynchronous 3 hours of the course. All responses to the asynchronous work will be submitted by the participants via google classroom prior to our remote Google Meets.

This course starts on Wednesday, May 12th and ends on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.

Participants will meet via Google Meet from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Wednesday, May 19th, Monday, May 24th, and Wednesday, May 26th. Discussions regarding the readings, videos, and the responses provided by the participants will be examined and reviewed during the Google Meet meetings.

All course info, materials, student comments, and the Google Meet URL will be available through Google Classroom. Participants must use a personal Google account to access this course.

Please note: Upon completion participants will receive 6 CTLE hours. District approval is required for in-service credit.

LINC - Using Google Slides to Up Your Game - Webinar

Program: Long Island Network of Teacher Centers

Audience: Educators

Dates: 5/12/2021

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SETC: Maker Ed Cohort 2

Program: Suffolk's Edge Teachers Center

Dates: 6/3/2021

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**ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE DAY BEFORE** THE best PD Experience!! This course guide teachers to create STEM. Maker Ed and Hands on Projects with their students. This course consists of synchronous conversations and an asynchronous self pace course. Each Teacher Registered will receive a Maker Ed Kit

Google Slides too often is overlooked as Google's answer to PowerPoint. This is the weakest use of this robust tool and leaves students at the bottom rung of the SAMR scale. Teachers and students can be animating, publishing, curating collaboratively if the tool is presented to maximize the robust features of the tool. (1 CTLE hour)