ES BOCES Online Workshops



LOCATION: Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day prior

AUDIENCE: K-12 Educators

COST: $ 95 per person, per session for subscribers; $ 125 non-subscribers

August 17, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

What Can Distance Learning Accountability Look Like? How do we ensure accountability for our students during hybrid or distance learning?  Assessments have 4 different purposes: 1) drill and practice, 2) rehearsal, 3) authentic performance, 4) reflection.  How we design our assessments will impact how effective they are at meeting these purposes. This session focuses on distance learning assessment design and maximizing the accountability of students.

August 18, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

How Do I Adapt Existing Curriculum and Assessments for Distance Learning? How do I maximize the advantages of distance learning? How do I minimize the challenges of distance learning?  It is not as simple as putting my typical curriculum up on the computer. This session explores the advantages and disadvantages and discusses how to design activities and assessments to maximize effectiveness.  


August 19, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

How do I Make Student Distance Learning Assignments Aligned to Standards? We are held accountable to ensure we overtly teach and assess the standards. What does that look like during distance learning?  We will look at before and after examples to model adjustments made to maximize effectiveness of lessons.  


August 24, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

How Do We Teach Students to Self-Navigate? Self-navigation is vital for students. This session explores how to teach and support students’ self-navigation skills. Specific attention to self-regulation, self-motivation, and the ability to self-assess.  


August 25, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

What Family Support Looks Like for Distance Learning? Families have always been the school’s partner in the learning process. Now, during distance learning, it has become clear how critical family facing curriculum, directions, academic support, and social emotional support is to maintain this partnership effectively. This session looks at lessons learned over the past ten months and shares strategies.  


August 26, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

How Do I Provide Special Education Via Distance Learning? How can we ensure we are meeting the needs of all of our students?  Accessibility and providing the least restrictive environment are two goals for schools today during distance learning and hybrid learning.  This is a discussion of what has been learned in the last ten months and what has worked in other systems.  This session will share options and possible solutions.  


As president of Learning Systems Associates, Dr. Marie Hubley Alcock serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment design. She has spent the last twenty-five years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and public advocate.


She is the founder of Tomorrow’s Education Network ‐ a nonprofit dedicated to promoting student literacy. Alcock has been working with schools to improve student motivation and literacy development through digital tools, game design and Questing.