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Instructional Services & Professional Development

The programs and services of the Instructional Services and Professional Development Division provide quality professional development for teachers and administrators as they prepare students to meet the New York State Learning Standards. Our focus is on direct instruction and staff development.

Direct Instructional Services provide alternative programs and enrichment experiences for students in the county.

Staff Development Programs support the instructional process and promote professional growth for all school staff and leaders. Special emphasis is placed on meeting the State Learning Standards and graduation requirements.

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.

Professional Development

Rockland BOCES workshops are designed to provide educators with opportunities for continued professional growth in all aspects of Common Core curriculum and instructional practice, assessment, and teacher/leader effectiveness.

A number of new professional development programs are offered every year. Special emphasis is placed on working with teachers and administrators in ensuring rigorous instruction and outcomes for all learners.

To learn more, visit My Learning Plan regularly, as courses are added throughout the year. Be sure to check out upcoming workshops on content and pedagogy in:

  • Social Studies Toolkit Series
  • Bilingual Education
  • Assessment Literacy Series
  • Curriculum Councils for Math, ELA and Social Studies
  • School Leaders Institute, including calibration, NYSED updates and more
  • Universal Design for Learning (Rockland BOCES is the only Harvard University-certified provider in the region)
  • Instructional technology to engage diverse groups of students

In addition to the many workshops conducted at Rockland BOCES’ Professional Development Center, customized professional development can be delivered on-site to meet the specific needs of schools and districts.

CEUs for Social Workers and Speech Pathologists

Rockland BOCES is an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Masters Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. View and register for courses in MyLearningPlan; enter “Social Workers” or “Speech Pathologists” as the search term for a complete listing of upcoming offerings.

Register For Online Child Abuse/SAVE Training:

  1. Click here to access the list of sessions on MyLearningPlan
  2. Select a session, scroll to the bottom of the description and click on “Enroll”
  3. Follow the instructions on each screen

More Information


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 Math & Data Driven Instructional Services
(845) 627-4726

Caroline Gizzi
(845) 627-4717

Anu Gupta
(845) 627-4855