Welcome to Eastern Suffolk BOCES Curriculum
and Assessment Initiatives/Curriculum Development Services! At this site, you will
find resources for your teaching and learning, dynamic programs and services
that will help you and your students in all kinds of classrooms
and will provide
ideas that will stretch your thinking.
learning is the focus of all our work, we believe that exploring current
issues, designing best practices and developing networks and communities for information
sharing and discussion are elements at the heart of our program. Our goal is to
reach into classrooms through teachers and energize the learning through research-based
practices and state-of-the-art instruction. We encourage you to explore our site,
to investigate and seek resources here for your own journey and we are confident
that this journey will be an exciting, rewarding path to professional growth.
Our program is grounded in and guided by NYS Learning Standards and Assessments.
It includes a rich, extensive menu of services, all deeply embedded with current
educational issues and approaches to learning. A brief sampling of these services
workshops, seminars & symposiums - seminars and symposiums are excellent learning
opportunities for educators. Each workshop is carefully designed to support the
most current thinking in education, and provide a forum for new ideas.
- In-district workshops - are professional
development sessions requested specifically by a particular district to address
a particular need. These workshops are customized by BOCES staff in collaboration
with district administrators.
- In-district coaching/mentoring
- is a method used by many school districts to supply the extra support that may
be required by teachers either in a particular grade level or content area. Highly
expert coaches work, over a period of time, in classrooms with teachers and outside
the classroom in training sessions with those teachers and their administrators
according to the unique needs of that school district.
- Suffolk County Literacy Center
For information on the following literacy programs please call 631-244-4250.
Reading Recovery (New York University) - Reading Recovery
is a short-term intervention of one-on-one tutoring for low-achieving first graders.
Individual students receive a half hour lesson each school day for up to 20 weeks,
with a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. As soon as students can read
within the average range of their class and demonstrate a self-extending system
that ensures the ability to continue to achieve, the tutorial session is discontinued
and a new student begins individual instruction. Reading Recovery was developed
by New Zealand educator and researcher Dr. Marie Clay. It has been in the United
States for more than 15 years, with more than 700,000 first graders participating.
Reading Recovery Council of North America
NYU Steinhardt - Reading Recovery Project
- Designing, reviewing, evaluating
and updating curricula - is an ongoing process wherein school district teams organize
to create high quality curriculum products for classroom teachers.
- SED Information sessions - and
help sessions are available as needed in response to new initiatives or requirements
for school districts from SED.
- My Learning Plan - is an outstanding
web based data management system. It permits districts to align goals for professional
development electronically and even to maintain clear tracking of teacher data regarding
workshops and courses as one of the components. On-line registration for teachers
and the ability for districts to grant prior approval electronically for conferences
and workshops are particularly valuable elements of this system. Please feel free
to register for our Professional Development Opportunities workshops through
My Learning Plan.
For information on the following programs please
call (631) 244-4269.
- K-6 Science Program
- supporting the Science 21 program by providing delivery, pickup of kits, professional
development and instructional support.
- Project WISE - pairs students with
scientists/scholars from SUNY Stony Brook. Students meet monthly throughout the
school year and a summer session is also available.
- Naval/Air Force ROTC - operates
Navy and Air Force Junior ROTC programs, located in local High Schools for students
in grades 9-12.
- Effective Schools Surveys - Seventeen
different surveys are available, including a staff survey, a technology needs survey
and student and parent surveys.
Curriculum and Assessment Services
For information on the following programs please call 631-244-4250
- Comprehensive Curriculum Development Service - Curriculum projects to help schools meet NYS Common Core State Standards are offered. This service also includes:
- Discounted workshops on curriculum writing for the common core standards
- Summer curriculum writing projects in which Eastern Suffolk BOCES hires your teachers to write curriculum over the summer
- Use of the Eastern Suffolk BOCES bid on printed materials for curriculum
- Use of Eastern Suffolk BOCES’ duplication services to reproduce NYSED documents to support classroom curriculum
- Regional Scoring and Training for NYSED Tests - Regional scoring sessions are available for all NYSTP grades 3 – 8 Assessments, NYSESLAT and NYSAA. Large centralized scoring sessions and cluster sessions in local schools can be arranged. Turnkey training sessions for Grades 3 – 8 assessments are also available.