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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR


New Teacher Academy
August 28, December 10, and March 20
 
The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES PDU is pleased to offer the New Teacher Academy for the 2018-2019 school year. This series of workshops will offer teachers who are new to the profession an opportunity to build a supportive network, examine best practices, and apply research-based strategies to promote student growth. Please plan on attending all three days: August 28, December 10, and March 20.

Light refreshments will be served from  8:30-9:00.  The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 and will run until 3:00 with an hour for lunch.  Lunch will not be provided.
 
To register please click here. If you have difficulty registering, please email ltorres@cayboces.org.
 
We look forward to welcoming the new teachers to our region!
 
 


Seal of Biliteracy Consortium
Thursday, October 11, 2018
 
The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES in collaboration with the Mid-State RBERN invite WLOTE and ENL Educators to the first consortium meeting of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy: This committee will:
  • Develop a common understanding around the requirements of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy (SSB)
  • Develop a common New York State SSB plan for candidates
  • Create a plan for implementation, assessment and celebration of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy
 
Light refreshments will be served from  8:30-9:00.  The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 and will run until 3:30 with an hour for lunch.  Lunch will not be provided.
 
To register please click here.


 
 

Specially Designed Instruction & Its Application for Students with Disabilities
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

EDI, SDI, UDL, DI? This full day workshop for both general education teachers and special education teachers will define Specially Designed Instruction, Explicit Instruction, Differentiated Instruction, and Scaffolding. We will discuss NY State laws and regulations, as well as best practice for providing specially designed instruction at every level of the continuum of services for students with disabilities. In the afternoon, there will be discussion around explicit direct instruction. Participants will be given a variety of tools to help them plan and prepare for specially designed instruction for students with disabilities.

This training topic aligns with the following guiding principles from the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results for Students with Disabilities: 
  • Teachers design, provide, and assess the effectiveness of specially designed instruction to provide students with disabilities with access to participate and progress in the general education curriculum.evelop a common understanding around the requirements of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy (SSB)
  • Teachers provide research-based instructional teaching and learning strategies and supports for students with disabilities.
  • Schools provide multi-tiered systems of behavioral and academic support.
  • Schools provide high quality inclusive programs and activities.
To register, please click here. Offered by the RSE-TASC (Regional Spec Ed TA & Support Center).
 
 

 
Collaborative Communities
 
These interactive work days are designed specifically for teachers in the designated content areas to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. Each sessions will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the PDU.
 
Light refreshments will be served from  8:30-9:00.  The workshop will begin promptly at 9:00 and will run until 3:30 with an hour for lunch.  Lunch will not be provided.

To register, please click on the session you would like to attend. You will be redirected to MLP to sign up. 
 

Living Environment: Date TBD - Registration information coming soon!
 
Science 5-8: Thursday, October 25th

Math 9-12: Tuesday, October 30th

Math 5-8: Monday, November 5th

Tech 7-12: Tuesday, November 6th - Registration information coming soon!

Art K-12: Monday, November 26th - Registration information coming soon!

English 9-12: Tuesday, November 27th

Earth Science: Friday, December 7th

ELA 5-8:  Tuesday, December 11th

Chemistry: Tuesday, December 18th

Global Studies: Wednesday, December 19th

Music K-12: Wednesday, January 16th
 


Collaborative Community Facilitator Planning Day
Friday, October 5th, 2018

This is a day for current facilitators of Collaborative Communities to come together to plan for the 2018-2019 school year. The session will run from 8:30 to 3:00. 

To register, click here. 


 


Teacher Center Offerings


“Try to Guess my Mood” a wellness workshop for teachers! 
Wednesday, September 12, 4 - 6 PM

Heather Paris returns to help teachers take a new approach for the new school year.  Don't let classroom stress dictate your mood... there is a better way! You'll learn to sever daily tension with an ancient Hawaiian technique, you'll learn to de-stress any life mess with simply strategies that you can do anywhere, and you'll even learn how to control your mood so you can sleep better and wake up happier each day! This is a practical workshop with strategies you can apply immediately... this workshop is just for you! CAUTION: Results may cause excessive smiling, dancing, and/or belly laughs!

To register, click here.



Collegial Circles

 
The Teaching Center Directing Council is happy to again announce the establishment of a new and exciting professional development opportunity.  A program entitled Collegial Circles provides teachers with structured time for reflection on classroom practices. The program enables teachers to take responsibility for identifying and satisfying needs for professional growth.  It establishes a formal teacher support vehicle for sharing expertise through group processes. Groups of from a three to four will identify a common area of interest to study and to satisfy common professional classroom needs.  Funding for the program will be competitive and requires the submission of a formal application. Collegial Circle application packets explaining the program process and requirements are available from your building’s principal.

Applications are available! Please click here to visit the Teacher Center website to get one!



Action Research Proposals

The Teacher Center is offering an exciting new staff development service. Beginning the first semester of this school year, a Request for Proposals (RFP) to engage in Action Research projects will be available.  Potential participants should review all information included prior to applying for an Action Research Project. Of particular importance are the requirements for the participation of a research team and the financial incentives.

Applications are available! Please click here to visit the Teacher Center website to get one!




Tech Tuesday Workshops

Check MLP often for Tech Tuesday workshops offered at the Teacher Center’s new location: 1 Eagle Drive, Auburn. These one to two hour workshops will be on current tech tools and STEM activities you can use in your classroom! As always there is no fee for Teacher Center Professional Development and CTLE certificates are available.

 



School Libaray System Offerings 


The Reading Life: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries and Communities Through Story
September 28, 8 AM - 3 PM, TST BOCES
 
Mr. Schu (John Schumacher) is the Ambassador for School Libraries for Scholastic Books, a lecturer at Rutger's University, and the most enthusiastic and inspiring school librarian you will ever meet! In this presentation, Mr. Schu will share successful ways to promote and sustain a culture of reading among students, staff and parents; the importance of telling a school's story; and how to implement "heart-growing" literacy practices that will make the world better and brighter for kids. (Cosponsored by TST and Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES)

To register, click here.

 
*Save the Date*
Stanford History Education Group (SHEG)’s Online Civic Reading Program
March 12, 2019
 
Sarah McGrew from the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) to will present a workshop on their Online Civic Reading Program. More information when it becomes available. (Cosponsored by TST and Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES)


 



 

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