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Professional Development

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The Instructional Services and Professional Development Division keeps teachers and district leaders abreast of NYSED initiatives and the most current, research based practices to meet the needs of an ever-changing society and student population. To support these efforts, we provide professional development opportunities as well as supplemental instructional services such as enrichment programs, library services, instructional technology, curriculum kits, distance learning and credit recovery programs.

Our curriculum and instruction experts facilitate the work of teachers and administration through expanding their knowledge of standards-based content and pedagogy. Professional development opportunities guide districts in a data- and evidence-based approach to targeting their resources and expertise to improve teaching, learning, and student outcomes. Professional development can be delivered through a variety of formats, including in-person, on-site, online, or virtually, to meet the needs of districts.

DASA Training

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) established a new Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) training requirement, effective December 31, 2013, that applies to individuals seeking any certification.

According to the new requirement, all applicants for certification must participate in a six-hour DASA workshop provided by a NYSED-approved DASA Training Provider. Rockland BOCES is an approved provider.

Click here to view a NYSED brochure on DASA.

The Rockland BOCES Instructional Services and Professional Development Division is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) pursuant to Section 80-6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education

Contact Us

Instructional Services & Professional Development Center
65 Parrott Road, Building #10
West Nyack, NY 10994
(845) 627-4783

Lisa Collopy
Director of Instructional Services
(845) 624-5871

Valerie Samn
Supervisor of Mathematics, Data-Driven Instruction, and Professional Development
(845) 627-4726

Caroline Gizzi
(845) 627-4717

Anu Gupta
(845) 627-4855