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Professional Development Program

NYSSLS Grade 6-8
Sequence Planning Meeting Series
This three day workshop will focus on creating a regional model for a science sequence for grades 6-8 for the
NYS Science Learning Standards. New standards were adopted on December 12, 2016 and will come into
effect in July, 2017. In the current standards (1999-2017) each school district has chosen what units to teach
at each grade level.
Our goal in this series is to work on developing a sequence of content for the 6-8 grade band that most
districts on Long Island can agree to follow. It is important for districts to ensure that they are not omitting or
repeating content and to adequately prepare students for their high school level courses. A regional
sequence would also help to support students who may change districts and allow for seamless transition
when transferring to a local district.
Districts are requested to bring one teacher per middle school and their science administrator to the
meetings. It is important that the same people attend each session so that we can continue to move
To reduce the cost of offering this three day session, participants are asked to provide their own lunch.
Coffee and snacks will be provided.
**Please bring a mobile device**
Joyce Thornton Barry received her SDA from Dowling College in 1999, Masters of Science in Special
Education K-12, LIU Brookville, in 1992, and Bachelors in Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s College,
Maryland in 1988. She holds certifications NYS Permanent Certification School District Administration, NYS
Permanent Certification Special Education K-12, NYS Permanent Certification Secondary Biology and
Chemistry, and NYS Permanent Certification General Science. Joyce currently works at Plainview-Old
Bethpage School District as the Chairperson of Science, Research and Technology.
Mary Loesing has a Doctorate, Educational Leadership from Concordia University Chicago in 2014,
Master of Science in Administration and Supervision from College of New Rochelle, December 2001. Staff
Development Certificate, Master of Science in Biology Education, Long Island University August 1982 and
Bachelor Science from the Pennsylvania State University in May 1980. Mary is currently the STEM
Chairperson in Connetquot CSD.

Date: March 6, March 23 and April 24, 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Western Suffolk BOCES,
Division of Instructional Support Svcs
31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Cost: $150pp
OR 3 Science Consortium Seats

My Learning Plan/WebReg
For registration instructions, Please see the reverse side (pg 2) of this flyer.
Need information? 631-595-6829
Western Suffolk BOCES Professional Development
Web Registration Directions
Check with your district to see if you are a member of My Learning Plan
Workshop flyer maps for directions can be found on MLP

Please copy this link into your web browser

You should now be in the Western Suffolk BOCES activity catalog. All conferences are listed in chronological order.

Select the course you’d like to enroll in

When ready, click the “Click to Enroll” button

You will see 3 options
o If your district is a MLP member,
please click on “ users”.
 Type in your username and password
 Enter/review personal registration information
 Select payment method
 Click Terms and Conditions button
 Print your enrollment form
 Please continue to fill in your district’s required fields
 Submit for approval
 You will receive an email when you are approved and enrolled
o If your district is a non-member of MLP, and you are creating an account for the first time, click on “I’m a
OPTION 2 new user”
 Put in your first and last name with a valid email address
 Continue filling in your personal information
 Select payment method
 Click Terms and Conditions button
 Submit your request
 Print your enrollment form
 Have your form signed by at least one administrator for their approval
 Please fax signed/approved enrollment form to 631-623-4915
o If your district is a non-member of MLP and you’ve already created
OPTION 3 an account
 click on “I’m a registered user”
 Put in your email address and password
 Continue following the above non-member instructions

Once registration has been submitted:
 Click “logout” button to finish the process
 You will receive an email when you are registered.