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1. Arts and Music Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Arts

Dates: 11/6/2023

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in the Fine Arts. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the New York State Arts Learning Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 Fine Arts education and position the region to successfully implement the new New York State Arts Learning Standards.
We have the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Grice for all three of our leadership network dates this year. As we continue this important work, the leadership networks will be full days (from 8:30-3) rather than the traditional half day.

2. Preparing for the Next Generation of Algebra

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2023

This professional development is for anyone who works with an Algebra I curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that are taking place in the the current 2023-2024 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the remainder of the school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

Participants will reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

3. Elementary Community of Practice: Math Strategies Series

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Math Intervention Teachers, including special education, TA's and ELL teachers

Dates: 11/16/2023 to 5/23/2024

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through exploring how strategies progress through grade levels, how a variety of strategies are taught, collaborative study, best-practice exchange and professional dialogue. This group will meet six times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Session 1: Focus on Place Value

Session 2: Focus on Number Bonds

Session 3: Focus on Tape Diagrams

Session 4: Focus on Ten Frames, Arrays & Area Models

Session 5: Focus on Fractions

Any teacher that provides math instruction in a K-5 environment is invited to attend. This group will meet six times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

4. Geometry Community of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Geometry teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 11/30/2023 to 4/30/2024

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that teaches or supports a Geometry curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet four times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

5. Preparing for the Next Generation of Geometry

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/18/2023

This professional development is for anyone who works with a Geometry curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that will take place in the 2024-2025 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will then be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the following school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

Participants will reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

6. BOOK STUDY: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth (ASYNCHRONOUS & VIRTUAL)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 1/8/2024 to 3/20/2024

The book study will involve participants reading the chapters of the book, responding to questions with their thoughts for each chapter and commenting on other participants' responses. It will take place in Canvas and will be 7-8 weeks in length.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed-be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people-that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls "grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of "genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

Among Grit's most valuable insights:

*Why any effort you make ultimately counts twice toward your goal

*How grit can be learned, regardless of I.Q. or circumstances

*How lifelong interest is triggered

*How much of optimal practice is suffering and how much ecstasy

*Which is better for your child-a warm embrace or high standards

*The magic of the Hard Thing Rule

Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that-not talent or luck-makes all the difference.

Participants will need their own copy of the book Grit by Angela Duckworth.

Dates listed indicate the start and end dates of the book study.

7. Mathematical Marvels of Solar Eclipses

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Middle School Math Teachers, High School Math Teachers, Math Coaches

Dates: 1/9/2024

Join us to deepen your understanding of solar eclipses with STEAM activities for elementary and secondary mathematics classrooms. We'll take a deep dive into the 2024 total solar eclipse, including how to plan for the eclipse and how to view it safely.

By attending this workshop, you'll discover:

-The mathematics of eclipses, including geometry and pi!

-How you can incorporate eclipse math into your lessons.

-How solar eclipses occur and what makes them so spectacular.

-How to safely view a solar eclipse.

-What to expect and what you'll experience during a total solar eclipse.

-Where to view totality during the 2024 total solar eclipse.

-How to empower students with knowledge, the science, the math, and the tools to engage their families with the 2023 and 2024 eclipses.

Educators will have time to have collaborative with lessons for the Solar Eclipse with other teachers.

Participants will reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

8. CANCELED: Preparing for the Next Generation of Geometry

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/16/2024

Closed
This professional development is for anyone who works with a Geometry curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that will take place in the 2024-2025 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will then be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the following school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

Participants will reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

9. Math Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 1/31/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in math. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Math Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the Next Generation Math Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 math education and position the region to successfully implement the new math standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

10. Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover Part 2

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: New Users to the Nspire Calculator Family, New Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Anyone interested in learning more about this calculator.

Dates: 2/8/2024

Come explore and learn how to use the TI-Innovator™ Rover. The TI-Innovator™ Rover can be used with the TI-Nspire™ CX Calculator, CX II, CX II CAS, and the TI-84 Plus CE (with or without Python).

This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing the TI-Innovator™ Rover to their students. We will learn how to code on the TI Calculators.

We will highlight lessons that can include topics that will engage your students in new and exciting ways such as:

-The relationship between distance, rate and time.

-Designing and measuring a segmented path.

It is encouraged for attendees to attend the next trainings in this series:

-TI Calculator Tips for the Regents

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Hub

11. Science of Reading Series; Writing for Next Gen Science Standards Made Simple (Secondary)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Science Teachers, Secondary Reading or Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 2/13/2024

Are you passionate about fostering a deep understanding of Science subjects among your students? Join us for an engaging and enlightening professional development workshop, we dive into the critical connection between literacy skills and Science education, equipping educators with innovative strategies to enhance student learning and comprehension in science. The purpose of this training is to help participants gain an understanding of the literacy skills necessary to read and write in Science courses. Participants will explore systemic, explicit instruction to teach the skills supported by the science of reading. Join us for an interactive and thought-provoking workshop that bridges the gap between literacy and Science education. Elevate your teaching practices and empower your students to excel in their pursuit of STEM knowledge and skills. Together, let's nurture the next generation of curious thinkers, confident communicators, and passionate problem solvers.

12. CANCELED: Launching Learning: Harnessing the Power of Statapults in Education

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum Directors, Science Teachers, Technology Teachers

Dates: 2/14/2024

Closed
Get ready to catapult into fun at this professional development session!

The Official Statapult® Catapult is great for applying statistical methods to real problems. It also helps make the learning experience interactive and fun with a hands-on experience for students!

What exactly is a Statapult®?

The Statapult® is a wooden "catapult” device that is used to launch a small ball. There are many things that can be adjusted on the Statapult® (pull back angle, cup position, rubber band attachment, front pin location, stop angle, ball type) which all have some effect on the launch distance. Thus, the Statapult® provides a "process” which can be studied and used to quickly obtain data for analysis and knowledge gain.

It can be used to explore:

-collection of real-time data for basic statistical concepts & analysis

-statistical process control

-cause and effect

-variance reduction

-hypothesis testing

-multiple regression modeling

-model and predict performance, optimize for various objectives (hitting a target distance, etc.), & validate the results

-experimental & robust design

-control charts

-problem-solving in a team environment

Teachers will participate in hands-on activities with the Statapults®. They will have time to plan for classroom integration and collaborate with other participants.

13. Desmos 101: Increasing Math Engagement with Desmos Activities

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, ENL teacher

Dates: 2/15/2024

Join us for an insightful hour of professional development with Desmos. This virtual session is designed for educators seeking to enhance their students' mathematical understanding and enthusiasm through the integration of Desmos, a powerful activity platform. Throughout the session, participants will gain an understanding of Desmos functionalities, learning how to find and implement engaging activities that cater to various mathematical concepts and skill levels. From interactive graphing to dynamic simulations, attendees will explore innovative ways to make math come alive in the classroom. Leave with practical strategies and a toolkit of Desmos resources that will empower you to transform your math lessons into dynamic, student-centered experiences, fostering a deeper connection with mathematical concepts and increasing overall engagement.

This session is intended for those who may be unfamiliar with the platform or who have a base overview and would like to review the basics of Desmos. This is a 1 hour virtual session.

This session is free to all educators from any component district of TST, OCM, CO, and CITI BOCES.

14. Desmos 101: Increasing Math Engagement with Desmos Activities

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, ENL teacher

Dates: 2/15/2024

Join us for an insightful hour of professional development with Desmos. This virtual session is designed for educators seeking to enhance their students' mathematical understanding and enthusiasm through the integration of Desmos, a powerful activity platform. Throughout the session, participants will gain an understanding of Desmos functionalities, learning how to find and implement engaging activities that cater to various mathematical concepts and skill levels. From interactive graphing to dynamic simulations, attendees will explore innovative ways to make math come alive in the classroom. Leave with practical strategies and a toolkit of Desmos resources that will empower you to transform your math lessons into dynamic, student-centered experiences, fostering a deeper connection with mathematical concepts and increasing overall engagement.

This session is intended for those who may be unfamiliar with the platform or who have a base overview and would like to review the basics of Desmos. This is a 1 hour virtual session.

This session is free to all educators from any component district of TST, OCM, CO, and CITI BOCES.

15. Desmos 201: Editing/Creating Custom Desmos Activities with the Activity Builder

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, ENL teacher

Dates: 3/6/2024

Building off of the Desmos 101 Session, we will continue our learning to further our understanding of Desmos functionalities, learning how to create and customize engaging activities that cater to various mathematical concepts and skill levels. Using the Desmos Activity Builder, educators have the freedom to tailor mathematical content to suit their specific curriculum and students' needs. The intuitive design interface allows for seamless integration of multimedia elements, enabling the incorporation of dynamic graphs, interactive sliders, and real-world scenarios. With Desmos, customization is not just a feature; it's a pathway for educators to craft personalized learning experiences that captivate students, making abstract mathematical concepts tangible and engaging.

This session is intended to continue learning from the Desmos 101 virtual session or for those who currently use the premade activities, but would like to learn how to edit/add to those activities. This is a 1 hour virtual session.

This session is free to all educators from any component district of TST, OCM, CO, and CITI BOCES.

16. Desmos 201: Editing/Creating Custom Desmos Activities with the Activity Builder

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, ENL teacher

Dates: 3/6/2024

Building off of the Desmos 101 Session, we will continue our learning to further our understanding of Desmos functionalities, learning how to create and customize engaging activities that cater to various mathematical concepts and skill levels. Using the Desmos Activity Builder, educators have the freedom to tailor mathematical content to suit their specific curriculum and students' needs. The intuitive design interface allows for seamless integration of multimedia elements, enabling the incorporation of dynamic graphs, interactive sliders, and real-world scenarios. With Desmos, customization is not just a feature; it's a pathway for educators to craft personalized learning experiences that captivate students, making abstract mathematical concepts tangible and engaging.

This session is intended to continue learning from the Desmos 101 virtual session or for those who currently use the premade activities, but would like to learn how to edit/add to those activities. This is a 1 hour virtual session.

This session is free to all educators from any component district of TST, OCM, CO, and CITI BOCES.

17. Arts and Music Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Arts

Dates: 3/15/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in the Fine Arts. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the New York State Arts Learning Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 Fine Arts education and position the region to successfully implement the new New York State Arts Learning Standards.

We have the pleasure of hosting Jonathan Grice for all three of our leadership network dates this year. As we continue this important work, the leadership networks will be full days (from 8:30-3) rather than the traditional half day.

18. TI Tips for the Algebra I & Algebra II Regents

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Users of Nspire Calculator Family, Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 3/27/2024

This session is designed for Algebra I and Algebra II to explore topics utilizing the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculators.

We will explore Algebra I topics such as:

-Linear functions and systems

-Functions and relations

-Quadratic, exponential, radical and rational functions

-Probability

We will explore Algebra II topics such as:

-Modeling various functions: statistical regression, choosing the best model, interpolating/extrapolating information.

-Polynomial equations and functions: graphing and evaluating, finding relative extremes, an exploration of zeroes.

It is encouraged for attendees to attend the next trainings in this series:

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Hub for Science & Math

19. Desmos 301: Leveling Up Your Activities with the Computation Layer

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, ENL teacher

Dates: 3/28/2024

Building off of the Desmos 201 Session, we will continue our learning to further our understanding of Desmos functionalities, specifically how to elevate the student experience using the Computation Layer of the platform.. This advanced feature empowers teachers to dramatically expand the customization and responsiveness of Desmos activities, fostering a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. Participants will explore how to leverage the Computation Layer to create dynamic challenges, self-checking questions, and personalized responses to student input, increasing student independence and enabling them to experiment with mathematical ideas in a hands-on, interactive way.

This session is intended to continue learning from the Desmos 101 and 201 virtual sessions or for those who are confident in editing current activities, but would like to utilize all of the functionalities of Desmos to their benefit. This is a 1 hour virtual session.

This session is free to all educators from any component district of TST, OCM, CO, and CITI BOCES.

20. Desmos 301: Leveling Up Your Activities with the Computation Layer

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math teachers, middle school teachers, high school teachers, special education teachers, ENL teacher

Dates: 3/28/2024

Building off of the Desmos 201 Session, we will continue our learning to further our understanding of Desmos functionalities, specifically how to elevate the student experience using the Computation Layer of the platform.. This advanced feature empowers teachers to dramatically expand the customization and responsiveness of Desmos activities, fostering a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts. Participants will explore how to leverage the Computation Layer to create dynamic challenges, self-checking questions, and personalized responses to student input, increasing student independence and enabling them to experiment with mathematical ideas in a hands-on, interactive way.

This session is intended to continue learning from the Desmos 101 and 201 virtual sessions or for those who are confident in editing current activities, but would like to utilize all of the functionalities of Desmos to their benefit. This is a 1 hour virtual session.

This session is free to all educators from any component district of TST, OCM, CO, and CITI BOCES.

21. CANCELLED: Preparing for the Next Generation of Geometry

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 4/2/2024

Closed
This professional development is for anyone who works with a Geometry curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that will take place in the 2024-2025 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will then be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the following school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

Participants will reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

22. Asynchronous Book Study: From Talking to Writing; Strategies for Supporting Narrative & Expository Writing

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: classroom teacher UPK-3, reading specialist, instructional coach, administrator, literacy, support staff

Dates: 4/9/2024

In this engaging book study, participants will delve into practical approaches for bridging the gap between oral expression and written composition. "From Talking to Writing" presents research-backed strategies that empower educators to scaffold students' writing development, from brainstorming ideas to crafting polished narratives and expository texts.

Whether you're a seasoned writing instructor or new to teaching writing, this book study will equip you with practical strategies and insights to effectively support students' narrative and expository writing journey. Join us as we explore "From Talking to Writing" and empower our students to become confident and skilled writers!

NOTE: The book study will run 8 weeks from April 9 - June 3. Participants can earn up to 15 CTLE credits. Participants will be responsible for buying their own copy of the book.

23. Social Emotional Learning Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District SEL Leaders

Dates: 4/10/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in Social Emotional Learning. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Leadership meetings that include teacher leaders (elementary, middle, and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the NYS SEL Benchmarks. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the implementation of the Benchmarks from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 SEL education and position the region to successfully implement the new SEL Benchmarks. The expectation for participating in this group is: 1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work. 2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group. 3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district. 4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group. The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

24. MTSS: Tier 1

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Building Principals

Dates: 4/11/2024

Please join this one-hour discussion to learn with and from each other on how Tier 1 instruction provides all students with high-quality, initial classroom instruction tied to a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

25. CANCELLED: Learning To Code With the TI-Innovator™ Hub (TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ CX Families of Graphing Calculators)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Technology Teachers, Science Teachers, STEM Teachers, Math Coaches

Dates: 5/1/2024

Closed
This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub.

-Extend the lessons seen in the 10 Minutes of Code with the TI-Innovator™ Hub to excite students in learning the code to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub and the built-in sensors, including light and sound.

-The principles of coding will be connected to many concepts in the math and science curriculum to increase student understanding.

-Engage your students with the latest technology, preparing them for the next stage to explore real-world STEM applications.

-Understand the science behind the greenhouse effect, and other science principles, and use math, computer programming and engineering to design and build models to solve current problems.

26. Seal of Civic Readiness Community of Practice: End of Year Data Reporting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: teachers, administrators, school counselors or librarians that are a part of their district Seal of Civic Readiness Committee

Dates: 5/1/2024

The goal of a community of practice is to improve the knowledge of educators and administrators about the Seal of Civic Readiness through collaborative learning, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve systems, build resources and capacity, and expand access to more students.

Part of this Community of Practice will:

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that cultivate a civic mindset on and active learning for students.

-Learning about and building project resources, looking at examples of student work, and determining next steps.

-Identify and describe techniques for communicating the seal as an opportunity to all stakeholders.

-Identify and describe techniques for tracking student progress towards achieving the seal across Middle School and High School.

-Learning how to report data to the state when students have achieved the seal.

-Receive graduation materials including the seals and cords for those who have earned the seal.

Any teachers, administrators, school counselors or librarians that are a part of their district committee or are currently planning or working with students on achieving the seal are invited to attend.

27. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for OCM BOCES New Employees

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: OCM BOCES employees

Dates: 5/2/2024

New
All new employees of OCM BOCES participate in DEI training as outlined in Strategic Planning initiatives.

28. Preparing for the Next Generation of Geometry

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 5/7/2024

This professional development is for anyone who works with a Geometry curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that will take place in the 2024-2025 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will then be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the following school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

Participants will reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

29. Computer Science & Digital Fluency Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 Educators, K-12 Administrators

Dates: 5/15/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in computer science and digital fluency standards implementation. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Computer Science & Digital Fluency Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYSCSDFS. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 computer science and digital fluency education and position the region to successfully implement the new standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Dates: 10/10/23, 1/10/24, 5/15/24

30. Hiding in Plain Sight Documentary

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 5/20/2024

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the Youth Development Department at OCM BOCES will be holding a showing of the documentary: Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness features first-person accounts from more than 20 young people, ranging in age from 11 to 27, who live with mental health conditions, as well as parents, teachers, friends, healthcare providers in their lives, and independent mental health experts. HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT gives educators an opportunity to consider the importance of destigmatizing youth mental illness. Understanding the complexities of this topic and promoting dialogue to help educators engage students. We will be presenting this documentary in two parts: once before lunch and once after. After each section we will have intentional time to debrief. We will be ending our day with providing some resources and suggestions as to how you can bring this documentary to your school to present to students, staff and/or the community. This topic might be challenging for many, because we ourselves may have had difficult experiences. We also may know people, who we care about, who have been affected negatively by mental health concerns and trauma. We want to invite people to take care of themselves in whatever way is best for them. If people need to get up, take a break, feel free to do so. Self care is an important aspect of trauma informed care.

31. MTSS Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: MTSS District Teams

Dates: 5/23/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in MTSS. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Leadership meetings that include teacher leaders (elementary, middle, and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the NYS Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Bring your leadership team and any current project, and work with support from an experienced MTSS and SEL implementation coach. In our EOY session we will have guest speakers, networking, and time to plan and collaborate for next school year.

32. Science of Reading Series: Improving Student Vocabulary Through Explicit-Direct Instruction (Elementary)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy, Special Educators

Dates: 5/23/2024

This professional development workshop is designed to equip educators with effective strategies for improving student vocabulary acquisition through explicit-direct instruction, firmly rooted in the principles of the Science of Reading.

Key topics covered in this training include:

-Understanding the importance of vocabulary development in literacy and academic achievement.

-Exploring the principles of explicit-direct instruction and its application to vocabulary instruction.

-Examining research-backed strategies for selecting and teaching vocabulary words effectively.

-Differentiating instruction to support the needs of diverse learners, including English language learners and students with learning differences.

-Leveraging formative assessment techniques to monitor student progress and inform instructional decisions.

33. Science of Reading Series: Improving Student Vocabulary Through Explicit-Direct Instruction (Secondary)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Secondary Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Literacy, Special Educators,

Dates: 5/30/2024

This professional development workshop is designed to equip educators with effective strategies for improving student vocabulary acquisition through explicit-direct instruction, firmly rooted in the principles of the Science of Reading.

Key topics covered in this training include:

-Understanding the importance of vocabulary development in literacy and academic achievement.

-Exploring the principles of explicit-direct instruction and its application to vocabulary instruction.

-Examining research-backed strategies for selecting and teaching vocabulary words effectively.

-Differentiating instruction to support the needs of diverse learners, including English language learners and students with learning differences.

-Leveraging formative assessment techniques to monitor student progress and inform instructional decisions.

34. Math Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 6/11/2024

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in math. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Math Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the Next Generation Math Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 math education and position the region to successfully implement the new math standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

35. Algebra I Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/10/2024

New
This is a summer session for any and all Algebra 1 teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Algebra 1 teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

One hour lunch on your own.

36. Algebra II Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/11/2024

New
This is a summer session for any and all Algebra II teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Algebra II teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

One hour lunch on your own.

37. Geometry Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/15/2024

New
This is a summer session for any and all Geometry teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Geometry teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

One hour lunch on your own.

38. Middle School Math (6th - 8th) Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/23/2024

New
This is a summer session for any and all Middle School Math teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Middle School Math teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

One hour lunch on your own.

39. Math Interventionists Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/24/2024

New
This is a summer session for any and all Math Intervention teachers. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other Math Intervention teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

One hour lunch on your own.

40. Elementary Community of Practice SUMMER SESSION

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 7/25/2024

New
This is a summer session for any and all elementary teachers. This has a math focus. It follows the community that was established in the 23-24 school year and leads into the Community for 24-25. Come together with other elementary teachers to collaborate! Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet once over the summer and will continue by meeting 4 times in the 24-25 school year.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Check in on incorporating "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl best practices into your classroom for the new school year.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

One hour lunch on your own.

41. Math Interventionist Community of Practice 2024 - 2025

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 9/17/2024 to 6/4/2025

New
Come together with other Math Interventionist teachers to collaborate! Any teacher that teaches or supports Math Intervention is invited to attend. This group will meet 5 times throughout the year. Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Continue building a community of Math Intervention teachers across the CNY region.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

One hour lunch on your own.

42. Geometry Community of Practice 2024 - 2025

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/1/2024 to 5/6/2025

New
Come together with other Geometry teachers to collaborate! Any teacher that teaches or supports a Geometry curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet 4 times throughout the year. Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Continue building a community of Geometry teachers across the CNY region. -Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

One hour lunch on your own.

43. Algebra II Community of Practice 2024 - 2025

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/3/2024 to 4/29/2025

New
Come together with other Algebra II teachers to collaborate! Any teacher that teaches or supports an Algebra II curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet 4 times throughout the year. Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Continue building a community of Algebra II teachers across the CNY region. -Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

One hour lunch on your own.

44. Algebra I Community of Practice 2024 - 2025

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/8/2024 to 5/7/2025

New
Come together with other Algebra I teachers to collaborate! Any teacher that teaches or supports an Algebra I curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet 4 times throughout the year. Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Continue building a community of Algebra I teachers across the CNY region.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

One hour lunch on your own.

45. Middle School Math (6th - 8th) Community of Practice 2024 - 2025

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/11/2024 to 5/22/2025

New
Come together with other Middle School Math teachers to collaborate! Any teacher that teaches or supports a Middle School Math curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet 4 times throughout the year. Growing our community benefits all!

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Continue building a community of Middle School Math teachers across the CNY region.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Looking at the questions from the June 2024 regents.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

One hour lunch on your own.