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Instructional Support Services

Diane E. Lang, Ph.D.
Director of Instructional Support Services
Regional Education Center at Arden Hill

4 Harriman Drive
Goshen, NY 10924
(845) 781-4363 extension 10701

Please Click on one of our Instructional Support Services Below
Arts in Education
The Arts in Education Co-Ser is an invaluable service in the dissemination of educational resources available statewide as well as in and around this region. The Co-Ser is instrumental in helping teachers connect these resources and design and evaluate the ways these resources impact the classroom.

The e-Learning Experience consists of a variety of instructional and staff development applications utilizing currently available technologies. This Co-Ser supports strategies including, but not limited to, videoconferencing, electronic field-trips, project-based instructional activities between two or more sites, and much more.

Extra-Curricular Activities
This service consists of Odyssey of the Mind, Mock Trials, Youth-in-Government and Senior Enrichment.

Mandarin Chinese
This e-Learning experience provides Mandarin Chinese language instruction utilizing a variety of technologies. 

Model Schools
The Model Schools Program provides training and support to assist school districts in the effective integration of technology with instruction to improve student achievement and support the New York State Learning Standards and Assessments.

Outdoor Education
A variety of programs are offered to school districts to promote the teaching of all curricula in the out-of-doors, to develop environmental awareness and conservation, and to improve the atmosphere of learning and social relationships.

Professional Development
Professional Development supports component districts in planning and implementing the highest caliber of instruction.

Senior Enrichment
Throughout the school year, the Senior Enrichment Program exposes the academically talented senior students of Orange County to a variety of stimulating experiences and presentations.

Science Kits
Physical Science Kits
Life Science Kits

The NY State Math, Science and Technology Learning Standards stress a hands-on and minds-on approach. "Critical to understanding science concepts is the use of scientific inquiry to develop explanations of natural phenomena. It is recommended that students have the opportunity to develop their skills of analysis, inquiry, and design through active investigations in grades K,1,2,3,4 and through active laboratory work in grades 5,6,7,8 on a regular basis." To support the MST Learning Standards, the Orange-Ulster BOCES maintains a system of preparation, maintenance, distribution and ordering of Elementary/Intermediate Instructional Kits and the Star Lab.

Shared Staff
The Orange-Ulster Board of Cooperative Educational Services provides an instructional service to the component districts through the use of shared teachers. This program provides teachers and administrators with support services, which enhance and upgrade educational programs.

StarLab is a portable teaching environment with a dome-shaped planetarium, easily inflated with the use of a fan. The dome is made from an opaque, reflective fabric designed for interactive hands-on, minds-on activities.

Click here to view a complete listing of upcoming workshops at Orange-Ulster BOCES.