Programs and Services

ppd programs and services

What are the newest trends in education? What new initiatives are being introduced to teaching? What are some of the new regulations being required by the State Department of Education? PPD provides a list of workshops, programs, and services that assist educators and administrators.

professional development

Professional Development/Workshops: The Programs and Professional Development Department provides professional development opportunities to administrators, counselors, teachers and support personnel within the region.

State Mandated Workshops Schedule DASA and SAVE Workshop Schedule: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES is a NYSED approved provider of the six hour DASA (Dignity for All Students Act) trainings and SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education) trainings that are required for certification in New York State.

Substitute teacher and TA training

Substitute Teacher/TA training: Participants in this workshop will receive instruction on how to read a teacher’s handbook, follow district policies and how to work with students with disabilities.

Odyssey of the mind

Odyssey of the Mind: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES oversees Region 8 (St. Lawrence County) and Region 9 (Jefferson and Lewis Counties) for the Odyssey of the Mind program


MakerSpaces: Gather, create, and learn. Those are the goals of the Makerspace movement. Teach classroom concepts by allowing students to use their hands to build a project and have fun in the process.

Arts in Education and Exploratory enrichment

Arts in Education/Exploratory Enrichment: The Jefferson-Lewis BOCES Arts in Education CoSer 410 supports area schools in bringing the arts into the lives of their students. 

school library system

School Library System: The Jefferson-Lewis BOCES School Library System coordinates with our 18 component district librarians and assists them with a variety of services.

school bus fire and safety

School Bus/Fire Safety: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES offers classroom demonstrations for younger students on the importance of school bus safety and fire prevention/safety.

distance learning

 Connected Learning: Jefferson-Lewis BOCES is pleased to offer many distance learning opportunities for students including online courses and virtual field trips.