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1. Virtual Labs [Virtual PL] - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Program: SCI : Science

Audience: Graces 6-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 8/4/2020

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Overview:

During this session, participants will learn about Virtual Labs within Science - where to find them and how to utilize them within your NYSSLS aligned curriculum. Participants will work on identifying labs that fit within their curriculum and will have time to begin development of the supplemental materials needed to run the lab with students.

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, July 30, 2020.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with the session link prior to the session date.

2. Literacy Assessment for Starting up in the Fall K-5: Focus on Foundational Skills (Aug) [Virtual PL] - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Program: SCI: Literacy

Audience: Elementary ELA Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 8/5/2020

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Overview:

What are the most critical foundational skill learning priorities for beginning the year with students? How will I know where to begin instruction? In this session participants will focus on the critical learning priorities for literacy foundational skills in grades K-5. Based on these learning priorities we will explain methods of assessment for beginning the school year. Participants will examine possibilities for assessment tools to implement in the fall.

Objectives:

- Explain the essential literacy foundational skills for students in grades K-5

- Describe effective and efficient assessment methods for beginning the school year

- Identify action steps and possible tools for an assessment plan for the first few weeks of 2020-2021

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, July 31, 2020.

- This course, with identical content, will previously held on July 9th.

- The instructor will email registrants the Zoom link for this PL prior to the session date.

3. Don't Look Away - Embracing ANTI-BIAS Classrooms, a book study - Asynchronous activities begin 7.27.20 - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Program: SCI - Base - Other

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/5/2020 to 8/24/2020

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OVERVIEW:

Participants will engage in dialogue around the book Don't Look Away - Embracing ANTI-BIAS Classrooms by Iheoma U. Iruka, Stephanie M. Curenton, PhD, Tonia R. Durden, PhD, Kerry-Ann Escayg, PhD. They will discuss the history of racial bias impact on education and the classroom. Participants will examine ways to create change in their classroom and district in order to promote an anti-bias culture.

OUTCOMES:

- Define implicit and explicit bias and how they impact the classroom

- Explain how bias impacts students growth and development

- Create a plan to implement change in their district to promote anti-bias culture

DATES:

- Asynchronous via Schoology starts Monday, July 27th with asynchronous participation continuing throughout the course.

- Synchronous Zoom sessions begin August 5th - see Zoom dates/times for chapter review.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

- Registration deadline for this course is Thursday, July 16th

- Access to the text is required. The first 25 registrants will be provided with a no-cost copy of the book; additional participants will need to access their own copy of the text.

- You will be prompted via email for your home address following the registration deadline with book distribution the week of July 20th.

- This is a synchronous and asynchronous course. The instructor will provide Zoom and Schoology links to registrants prior to the first PL session.

- CTLE credits (maximum credits earned based on participation): Asynchronous (Schoology) = 4 hours; Synchronous (Zoom) = 6 hours

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

4. Implementing Restorative Practices - Initial Team Training (Level 1) - [ In Person PL* ] - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Program: SCI - Base - Other

Audience: District Selected Restorative Justice Teams of 5-6 (Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Teachers) who will implement the work in 2020-21

Dates: 8/6/2020 to 8/7/2020

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Overview:

District teams who will support the work in a specifically identified District building (Middle School or High School) will learn and practice Tier One Circle Keeping Skills. Teams will develop a draft multi-year action plan for implementation of Restorative Practices and be given guidance and recommendations for successful implementation.

Outcomes:

- Identify basic principles of Restorative Practices / Restorative Justice and the research base that supports the work

- Explain where Restorative Justice fits in with Social and Emotional Learning Standards

- Use prompts to practice circle keeping

- Develop a draft multi-year implementation plan

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is 8.03.20

- Prior to PL session, the presenter will provide links to research for schema building. The session will also address considerations for and successful implementation of virtual circle work.

- Follow-up support opportunities (virtual and on-site) will be arranged between the presenter and the District teams.

* Due to COVID19 considerations, we may need to modify the structure and delivery of our session(s) prior to the posted session date(s).

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

5. Lead Evaluator Initial Training [Schoology Online PL] - Registration Deadline: August 5th

Program: Administrative Leadership

Audience: New Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 9/4/2020

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Overview:

This training supports districts in training NEW Lead Evaluators, Impartial / Independent Evaluators, and Peer Observers in accordance with Education Law 3012-d as amended by the Laws of 2019. The focus for these sessions is knowledge of the NYS Teaching Standards, Evidence Based Observation techniques and use of the state approved professional practice rubrics.

This professional learning opportunity is mainly an asynchronous online Schoology course, with a few scheduled virtual sessions (via Zoom). The virtual sessions will be scheduled individually with the instructors. Session completion will require approximately twelve hours of work.

Outcomes:

- Explain the structure and philosophy of the professional practice rubrics

- Identify the teaching standards and explain how they align with the teacher observation rubrics

- Define and identify critical attributes of essential elements of instruction: teach to an objective, student engagement, checking for understanding, effective questioning, and learning environment

- Describe evidence based observation and explain why it is important

- Use criteria for quality evidence collection to collect evidence and justify its alignment to district-selected professional practice rubrics

- Describe effective practices for supporting growth of teachers through the observation process (coaching and feedback)

- Identify key considerations for evaluating teachers of English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

- The instruction will provide all registrants with the Schoology access information prior to the session date.

- Lead evaluator certification will be reported to districts upon completion.

6. Responsive Classroom: Elementary Core Course [ VIRTUAL PL* ] - 8.10 - 8.13.20 - Register by August 5th

Program: SCI - Responsive Classroom

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/13/2020

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Please note that this series will be held virtually.

Overview:

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive- while helping your students develop strong social and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll discover how to:

- Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle - Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

- Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling

- Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success

- And much more

Resources Include: Elementary Core Course Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School, and Yardsticks

*PLEASE NOTE:

* Due to COVID19 considerations, we may need to modify the structure and delivery of our session(s) prior to the posted session date(s).

- Limited Seating

- Registration Deadline is Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

7. Foundations of College Math - Parts I & II - Register by August 6th

Program: SCI: Math

Audience: Foundations of College Math Teachers

Dates: 8/11/2020 to 8/12/2020

Overview:

This professional learning opportunity is for those teaching the Foundations of College of Mathematics course. Participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm new and innovative strategies to incorporate into their instruction that will prepare students for math skills needed in the future. .

Outcome:

- Identify and describe instructional strategies and resources that will prepare students in real-world math skills

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 6, 2020.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with access information for Zoom prior to the session.

8. Rebuilding Your School Community Through a Strong Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) - * Register by August 7th *

Program: SCI - Base - Other

Audience: Administrators, Directors, School Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors

Dates: 8/12/2020 to 8/24/2020

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Overview:

This 4-part series of virtual sessions will help you understand how to conceptualize, organize, and enhance your school's systematic approach to meeting students' social-emotional needs. We will look at the MTSS framework through a data-driven lens to help you align interventions, programs, systems,and practices that ensure equity for all.

Objectives:

- Identify critical features of MTSS in the current education climate and beyond

- Clarify understanding of MTSS framework and implementation process

- Reflect on current practice and discuss possible enhancements

- Identify key features of each of the tiers of support (all students, small group, and individual interventions)

- Determine next steps for creating & implementing your MTSS in your school

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 7, 2020.

- Zoom meetings will be held on the dates and times with the associated topic noted below The instructor will email registrants the Zoom link for this PL prior to the first session date.

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

9. Assessment for Starting up in the Fall K-8: Focus on Comprehension & Written Composition (Aug) [Virtual PL] - * Register by August 10th *

Program: SCI: Literacy

Audience: Grades K-8 ELA Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators

Dates: 8/13/2020

Overview:

What are the most critical comprehension and writing learning priorities for beginning the year with students? How will I know where to begin instruction? In this session participants will focus on the critical learning priorities for comprehension and written composition in grades K-8. Based on these learning priorities we will explain methods of assessment for beginning the school year. Participants will examine possibilities for assessment tools to implement in the fall.

Objectives:

- Explain the essential comprehension and written composition skills for students in grades K-8

- Describe effective and efficient assessment methods for beginning the school year

- Identify action steps and possible tools for an assessment plan for the first few weeks of 2020-2021

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Monday, August 10, 2020.

- This course, with identical content, was previously offered on July 10, 2020.

- The instructor will email registrants the Zoom link for this PL prior to the session date.

10. Responsive Classroom: Elementary Advanced Course [ VIRTUAL PL* ] - Register by August 12th

Program: SCI - Responsive Classroom

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/20/2020

Please note that this series will be held virtually.

Overview:

The Elementary Advanced Course is designed to increase your knowledge and expand your teaching strategies and practices to strengthen the Responsive Classroom approach you're already using.

In this four-day, interactive training course, you will learn new methods and strategies including:

- Engaging Academics: Teacher Language, Open-ended Questions, Academic Choice, and Guided Discovery. We'll also cover the Language of Learning, including core thinking, speaking and listening skills.

- Effective Management: Classroom Organization, as well as Effective Behavior Management tools such as Problem-Solving Conferences and Role-Play.

- Many other strategies and practices

Participants will receive the Elementary Advanced Course Resource Book

Please note:

* Prerequisite: Responsive Classroom Elementary Core Course

* Due to COVID19 considerations, we may need to modify the structure and delivery of our session(s) prior to the posted session date(s). - Limited Seating

- Registration Deadline is Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

11. Essentials of Library Instruction in the "New Normal" [Virtual / Online PL] - * Register by August 13th *

Program: School Library

Audience: Grades K-12 Librarians

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 8/26/2020

Overview:

Now, more than ever, librarians' instructional focus on digital literacy skills are essential for student success in blended and virtual instruction. This session will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on current research, discuss unit and lesson planning practices, and design an introductory unit for September. Session 1 will provide the foundation for unit planning. Following Session 1, participants will engage in asynchronous design, and reconvene for Session 2 to share their progress and identify next steps.

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 13, 2020.

- Zoom meetings will be held on the dates and times noted below; the instructor will email registrants the Zoom link, as well as the online platform access information prior to the first session.

- All assignments due on final session date (August 26, 2020)

- CTLE: 4.0 Zoom hours, 2.0 additional online total: 6 hours

12. Google Classroom Camp [Virtual / Online PL] - * Register by August 17th *

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/20/2020 to 8/27/2020

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Overview:

Designed for teachers to collaborate and grow in their use of Google Classroom through immersion within the platform, as well as breakout zoom sessions focused on specific areas of growth and needs. two 3-hour Zoom sessions will provide breakouts, set up so that participants can attend the ones they need/want. In between these sessions, participants will have access to support through various media within a Google Class.

Integration with other Google collaborative tools may also be focused on as determined by participants. (ie Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Jamboard). ALL ENTRY LEVELS ARE WELCOME!

Please note the following:

- REQUIREMENT: Participant District will need to whitelist BT BOCES Domain to allow their teachers to join BT BOCES Google Classroom. Please contact Dodie Ainslie at dainslie@btboces.org , or Josh Hough at jhough@btboces.org with any questions related to Camp content or whitelist specifications.

- Registration Deadline is Monday, August 17, 2020.

Requirement: Participant District will need to whitelist BT BOCES Domain to allow their teachers to join BT BOCES Google Classroom. Please contact Dodie Ainslie at dainslie@btboces.org , or Josh Hough at jhough@btboces.org with any questions related to Camp content or whitelist specifications.

- Zoom meetings will be held on the dates and times noted below; the instructor will email registrants the Zoom and platform links for this PL prior to the first session date.

- CTLE: 6 Zoom hours, 4 additional online total: 10 hours

13. Implementing Restorative Practices as Part of a Culture of Care (Level 2) - [ In Person PL* ] - Register by August 18th

Program: SCI - Responsive Classroom

Audience: District RJ Teams previously trained in Level One Restorative Practices work in 2019-20

Dates: 8/21/2020

Overview:

This workshop is intended for teams who have participated in follow up work in 2019-20 and who are successfully implementing initial action plans. The work of the day will focus on using circle for Level 2 and Level 3 Restorative Justice work. Learning will focus on using circle to develop emotional resiliency, promote healing, address and repair harm, problem solve and deepen established relationships. Participants will live circle in a number of different scenarios and will have opportunities to practice facilitation skills. Teams will also be given time to reflect on Restorative Practices implementation in their buildings and to think ahead to year two of the work. The session will address considerations for and successful implementation of virtual circle work.

Outcomes:

- Describe uses of circle in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Restorative Justice work

- Use circle facilitation skills to facilitate circles that develop emotional literacy, solve problems and repair harm

- Use reflective protocols to examine strengths of initial action plan implementation and to describe district next steps

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

- Follow-up support opportunities (virtual and on-site) will be arranged between the presenter and participants.

* Due to COVID19 considerations, we may need to modify the structure and delivery of our session(s) prior to the posted session date(s).

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

14. Responsive Classroom: Elementary Core Course [ VIRTUAL PL* ] - 8.24 - 8.27.20 - Register by August 12th

Program: SCI - Responsive Classroom

Audience: Grades K-6 Teachers and Administrators

Dates: 8/24/2020 to 8/27/2020

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Please note that this series will be held virtually.

Overview:

Learn to create safe and joyful learning communities where every student can thrive- while helping your students develop strong social and academic skills. In four engaging and interactive days, you'll discover how to:

- Begin and end the day positively with Morning Meeting and closing circle - Integrate energizers and interactive learning structures throughout the school day

- Teach students how to complete academic tasks, interact with classmates, and maintain routines with Interactive Modeling

- Establish rules with your students and provide positive structures to support success

- And much more

Resources Include: Elementary Core Course Resource Book, First Six Weeks of School, and Yardsticks

*PLEASE NOTE:

* Due to COVID19 considerations, we may need to modify the structure and delivery of our session(s) prior to the posted session date(s).

- Limited Seating

- Registration Deadline is Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

This session is supported by funding from the Broome County Promise Zone initiative.

15. Accelerating Students Literacy Growth, Grades K-1: Year 1 - Register by August 19th

Program: SCI: Literacy

Audience: Grades K-1 Teachers, Literacy, and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 8/24/2020 to 3/23/2021

Overview:

This service, in collaboration with Binghamton University's Education Dept., provides participating teachers with intensive professional development in knowledge and use of literacy learning progressions, specific assessment tools, and a range of instructional strategies to design instruction targeted to address student needs. Participants will learn how to select and modify interventions & strategies based on analysis of student data to flexibly respond to students' needs, with the goal of accelerating student learning. Each participating school will have regular onsite coaching visits as part of the service.

Outcomes:

- Explain profiles of struggling readers, how the brain reads, and what makes reading difficult for some students

- Explain learning progressions of simpler to more complex skills and apply this knowledge to assessment and instructional design

- Describe ways to effectively and efficiently assess struggling readers

- Apply high yield instructional strategies to address identified needs

- Create lesson plans that align to precise teaching points identified by data and are organized to ensure transfer of critical skills

- Implement a system to house your data digitally

Please note the following:

- Seating is limited

- Registration Deadline is Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

- August 24th & 25th session dates include synchronous work both days; also asynchronous work associated with these sessions.

- Session estimated completion time will be 10 hours of work total for the August sessions with asynchronous work completion open through September 1, 2020.

- The instructor will provide registrants with Zoom and Schoology links prior to the first session date.

*Additional Cost: Accelerating Student Literacy, Service #551-211-020*

16. Fine-Tuning Your Virtual /Blended Learning Community [Virtual PL] - * Register by August 14th *

Program: SCI - Base - Other

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers and Administrators [Mix - SCI & Model Schools Offering]

Dates: 8/24/2020 to 9/1/2020

Overview:

This series will focus on the essentials of creating a stress-free learning zone that allows learners to reach their potential. Strategies will be shared for creating and sustaining relationships with learners and integrating Social and Emotional Learning core competencies. Prior to the first session, participants will complete an online learning module in Schoology (must be completed by August 21, 2020) focused on CASEL's core competencies. The series will continue with three Zoom meetings on the dates noted.

Objectives:

- Identify and explain CASEL's core Social and Emotional Learning competencies

- Describe strategies for integrating the CASEL core competencies into your learning space

- Describe strategies for creating and sustaining relationships with students

- Develop a plan for beginning the school year

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 14, 2020.

- The instructor will email registrants the Zoom link and Schoology code for this PL prior to the first session date.

17. Schoology Summer Camp 2020 [Virtual / Online] - Registration Deadline: August 20th

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: Grades K-12 Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 8/25/2020 to 8/26/2020

Overview:

This virtual 2-day event, held in a Camp fashion, is intended for all Schoology users at any level and even if you have zero experience. There will be break out learning sessions on different aspects of Schoology based upon what the attendees want to learn. This PL will be a highly collaborative 2-day experience allowing for teachers to not only get the personalized help that they need, but also a forum to have all of their questions answered.

Through Zoom, teachers will be able to self-select their breakout room buddies to work to get their materials ready for the start of the new school year. We will also have different themed sessions happening in the main Zoom room that teachers will be able to leave their breakout rooms to watch if they would like. There will be an intro Schoology 101 session happening the first day for those who need the overview. Attendees will be able to take breaks as needed and attendees will receive credit through submitting multiple reflections of what they have been working on over the two days.

Outcomes:

- Identify best practices of classroom management in an online environment

- Identify key attributes in building a successful online classroom

- Build course materials

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 20, 2020

- The instructor will provide the Zoom and Schoology links to all registrants prior to the first session date.

18. Accelerating Students Literacy Growth, Grades 2-8: Year 1 - Register by August 21st

Program: SCI: Literacy

Audience: Grades 2-8 Teachers, Literacy, and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 8/26/2020 to 3/25/2021

Overview:

This service, in collaboration with Binghamton University's Education Dept., provides participating teachers with intensive professional development in knowledge and use of literacy learning progressions, specific assessment tools, and a range of instructional strategies to design instruction targeted to address student needs. Participants will learn how to select and modify interventions & strategies based on analysis of student data to flexibly respond to students' needs, with the goal of accelerating student learning. Each participating school will have regular onsite coaching visits as part of the service.

Outcomes:

- Explain profiles of struggling readers, how the brain reads, and what makes reading difficult for some students

- Explain learning progressions of simpler to more complex skills and apply this knowledge to assessment and instructional design

- Describe ways to effectively and efficiently assess struggling readers

- Apply high yield instructional strategies to address identified needs

- Create lesson plans that align to precise teaching points identified by data and are organized to ensure transfer of critical skills

- Implement a system to house your data digitally

Please note the following:

- Registration Deadline is Friday, August 21, 2020.

- August 26th & 275th session dates include synchronous work both days; also asynchronous work associated with these sessions.

- Session estimated completion time will be 10 hours of work total for the August sessions with asynchronous work completion open through September 1, 2020.

- The instructor will provide registrants with Zoom and Schoology links prior to the first session date.

*Additional Cost: Accelerating Student Literacy, Service #551-211-020*

19. eSports: A Regional Admin Conversation [Virtual PL] - Register by August 25th

Program: Model Schools/Instructional Technology

Audience: This session is for regional admin who are interested in having their districts participate in eSports.

Dates: 8/27/2020

Overview:

During this meeting, we will discuss a proposed eSports service, structures for participation, platforms and a picture of what this could look like for our region moving forward.

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Monday, August 25, 2020.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with the session link prior to the session date.

20. Broome-Tioga BOCES Digital Resources - ELEMENTARY- [Virtual PL] - Register by August 27th

Program: Media Services

Audience: Elementary Librarians, Teachers and Administrators who subscribe to Media Library Services

Dates: 9/1/2020

Overview:

In this session, participants will be given a virtual tour of the digital resources provided by New York State Library and the Broome-Tioga BOCES School Library System.

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 27, 2020.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with the Zoom link prior to the session date.

21. Broome-Tioga BOCES Digital Resources - SECONDARY - [Virtual PL] - Register by August 27th

Program: Media Services

Audience: Secondary Librarians, Teachers and Administrators who subscribe to Media Library Services

Dates: 9/1/2020

Overview:

In this session, participants will be given a virtual tour of the digital resources provided by New York State Library and the Broome-Tioga BOCES School Library System.

Please note:

- Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 27, 2020.

- The instructor will provide all registrants with the Zoom link prior to the session date.