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1. Reflecting on a Year of Co-Teaching (Virtual)

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Activity Owner/Manager: Teresa Heatherman  - theatherman@tstboces.org

Audience: Anyone who just completed a year of Co-Teaching

Dates: 7/16/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30am - 9:00am

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Co-Teaching is an art that develops with time and experience. Even though most classes are not in session, summer can play a valuable role in continuing our professional growth and development. This is the perfect time to complete a personal end of year reflection and acknowledge what strategies, procedures, habits, and collaborative experiences worked well for both you and your students this past year. Participants will examine personal strengths and opportunities for growth within a Co-Taught Classroom. Together we will discuss how to use this opportunity for reflection to begin laying the foundation for an even stronger and more successful academic year.

2. PBL 101

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Dates: 7/27/2020 to 7/31/2020

Meeting Times: 8am to 2pm

This training leads participants through the basics of a PBL experience while teachers create and develop a project based learning experience for their students. From an engaging launch event, through inquiry and assessment, to presenting final products, teachers participating in PBL 101 will experience both the challenges and excitement of designing hands-on learning that matters.

3. Key Conversations for Co-Teachers

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Activity Owner/Manager: Teresa Heatherman  - theatherman@tstboces.org

Dates: 7/28/2020

Meeting Times: 3:00pm-3:30pm

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Co-Teaching does not simply happen. It is a service model that evolves as the professional relationship of the assigned professionals grows and develops. It is understood that this process takes time, but there are some important conversations that can help teachers organize their shared classroom and define their individual responsibilities right from Day 1. Participants will explore important areas to discuss with their co-teachers to help ensure they are ready to meet the needs of all their students.

-Examine the roles and responsibilities of both professionals in a co-taught classroom.
-Discuss some strategies to help establish meaningful communication between co-teachers.
-Consider conversations targeted at increasing parity in a co-taught classroom.

4. Cognitive Coaching - Advanced (Session 1 of 2)

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Individuals who have completed Cognitive Coaching Foundation SeminarĀ® & can commit to session 2 in December.

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/5/2020

Meeting Times: 8/3-8/4 9am-4pm, 8/5 8am-3pm

Location: Harbor Hotel (16 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen

A Leadership Institute for Deepening and Extending Your Identity as a Mediator

This seminar will immerse you in deeper learning about the principles and practices of Cognitive CoachingSM and prepare those wishing to become trainers for the next steps of their development. You will master concepts and skills from the Foundation Seminar® at a higher level of understanding and skill through rich practice and feedback experiences. You will learn a new map, the Calibrating Conversation for use with a set of standards for performance. Knowledge of the States of Mind and how to mediate for them will be emphasized. Your capacity to coach for cognitive shift will be enhanced.
The experiences of these two seminars (August & December) will support any school leader in the coaching and supervision of teachers as well as developing skills which are applicable in the classroom and in one's personal life.
Required Prerequisites: Completion of Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar® and registration to Cognitive Coaching Advanced Seminar® (December 2-4, 2020: https://www.mylearningplan.com/WebReg/ActivityProfile.asp?D=10453&I=3453019)

Outcomes
- Deeper understanding of the missions of Cognitive CoachingSM and the goal of the Foundation Seminar®
- Efficacy and Craftsmanship with the maps and tools of Cognitive CoachingSM
- Understanding of coaching for deep structure
- Understanding of how Cognitive CoachingSM aligns with brain research
- Deeper understanding of Support Functions and States of Mind
- Expanded possibilities of and applications for our identities as mediators
- Personal coaching mastery framed as a journey, not a destination
A block of rooms for this session is available through June 15th at Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (room rate of $179/night). To book a room, call: +1 (607) 535-6116 and mention TST BOCES Cognitive Coaching. View full flyer

5. PBL 101

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Dates: 8/4/2020 to 8/6/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Seneca Smart Room

PBL 101 is a foundational three-day workshop inspired by the work of the Buck Institute for Education. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design a rigorous, relevant, standards-based learning experience. Facilitators will simulate the PBL experience with participants and model instructional strategies to guide inquiry, manage team collaboration, and assess learning.

Expected Outcomes:

*The Essential Project Design Elements of Gold Standard Project Based Learning
*How to PLAN their first project
*How to incorporate ASSESSMENT into their first project
*How to MANAGE their first project

NOTE: Please bring a laptop.

6. STEAM Camp for Grownups

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 8/12/2020

Meeting Times: 8am to 2pm

Join us as we dive into the philosophy of STEAM (yes it is a philosophy not a content area) through design thinking. Participants will create, collaborate, and play all while doing what STEAM does best; eliminate restrictions and replace them with wonder, critique, innovation, and joy.

7. Make and Take- Visual Supports, Social Stories and Schedules, Oh, My! (Half day AM)

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Activity Owner/Manager: Teresa Heatherman  - theatherman@tstboces.org

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Counselors, Parents and caregivers

Dates: 8/13/2020

Meeting Times: 8/13/2020 8:30-11:30

Location: A-14

Half day AM
Let's get creative! In this make and take session, participants will learn how to create a variety of supplemental aids that can be used with students who struggle with behavioral and/or academic skills. Participants will examine visual supports that can be personalized to help English learners (El's) or students with disabilities specifically, but that any student can benefit from. Visual supports can help activate prior knowledge, organize thoughts and ideas, or even plan an oral or written response. A portion of the session will be devoted to understanding how Social Stories and Visual Schedules are critical to the success of many of our students with Autism. Contingency Maps, Strategies for Redirection, Choice Cards, First/Then activities, class rules, and behavior specific social stories are just some of the examples that will be presented. Sample graphics, online resources, and a variety of tools will be provided to help teachers and caregivers create specialized materials and prepare their students for the successful start of a new school year.

8. Make and Take- Visual Supports, Social Stories and Schedules, Oh, My! (Half Day PM)

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Activity Owner/Manager: Teresa Heatherman  - theatherman@tstboces.org

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Counselors, Parents and caregivers

Dates: 8/13/2020

Meeting Times: 8/13/2020 12:30-3:30

Location: A-14

Half day PM
Let's get creative! In this make and take session, participants will learn how to create a variety of supplemental aids that can be used with students who struggle with behavioral and/or academic skills. Participants will examine visual supports that can be personalized to help English learners (El's) or students with disabilities specifically, but that any student can benefit from. Visual supports can help activate prior knowledge, organize thoughts and ideas, or even plan an oral or written response. A portion of the session will be devoted to understanding how Social Stories and Visual Schedules are critical to the success of many of our students with Autism. Contingency Maps, Strategies for Redirection, Choice Cards, First/Then activities, class rules, and behavior specific social stories are just some of the examples that will be presented. Sample graphics, online resources, and a variety of tools will be provided to help teachers and caregivers create specialized materials and prepare their students for the successful start of a new school year.

9. Beyond Giacometti: CTLE Content and Pedagogy

Program: Cooperative Enrichment

Activity Owner/Manager: Sunshine Miller  - smiller@tstboces.org

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 8/19/2020

Meeting Times: 8/18 and 8/19 8:30-3

Spend two days exploring the work of female artists and artists of color at the Johnson Museum Art through gallery talks, lecture and art making activities. Artists including Kathe Kollwitz, Margaret Bourke White and Betye Saar will be discussed as well as a sneak peak at the fall's exhibition climate change through the eyes of indigenous artists. August 18th and 19th, 2020 8:30 am-3:00 pm Lunch provided.

10. Teknologia Project (Learning Technology Grant)

Program: Instructional Technology

Activity Owner/Manager: Paul Wiech  - pwiech@tstboces.org

Audience: Teknologia participants

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 8/20/2020

Meeting Times: 8:30 -11:30 and/or 12:30 - 3:30

Location: Tioga Training and Seneca Smart

Engage educators in a supportive environment where they are encouraged to explore areas of interest and/or passion to grow their pedagogical and leadership skills. Educators will feel valued as professionals and assisted with the procurement of technology tools they deem of interest as well as engaging experts in the specific field to reinforce their learning. Educators will have the opportunity to work in regional groups, across subject areas to gain a better understanding of the scope of learning in the TST BOCES region.

11. Co-Teaching for New Teams - 3 day Mini-Series

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Activity Owner/Manager: Teresa Heatherman  - theatherman@tstboces.org

Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, New Co-Teaching Teams

Dates: 8/25/2020

Meeting Times: 8/25/2020 8:30-3:30

Location: A-14

Day 1 of 3
Congratulations! You are going to be working in a co-taught classroom! What does that mean? What does that look like? In this 3 day mini-series, general and special education teachers will work together to create the foundation for an integrated classroom. Using the work of Marilyn Friend, participants will develop a common vocabulary and understanding centered around key elements of a successful co-teaching relationship. Topics include: the roles and responsibilities of each educator, co-teaching structures, communication, collaborative planning, and high leverage instructional practices. This professional learning opportunity includes the mentor text, Co-Teaching by Marilyn Friend, a minimum of two co-teaching observations, a mid-year refresher training, and an end of the year reflection. The mid-year refresher will be subdivided into two sections allowing elementary and secondary teams to meet separately and address their unique needs and challenges. Participants are encouraged to attend with their co-teaching partners so classroom policies, procedures, and expectations can be developed together. Fee includes a copy of the mentor text as well as a working lunch for each participant for each full day of training. Campus administrators are also invited to participate in action planning, classroom observations, and follow up coaching opportunities. ****PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER FOR EACH DAY SEPERATELY.***

12. Youth Activism and Civic Storytelling: CTLE Pedagogy

Program: Cooperative Enrichment

Activity Owner/Manager: Sunshine Miller  - smiller@tstboces.org

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/25/2020

Meeting Times: 08/25/2020 9-4

Cornell University, Ithaca City School District, and TST BOCES co-host a full day centered on supporting community engaged teaching and research focused on project based learning. The conference day will inspire teacher supported youth activism through student and community driven projects using different media and storytelling forms, including film/video, multimedia presentations, info comics, and community installations.

August 25th, 2020
9:00 am-4:00 pm


Online attendance available.

13. Smart Music Regional Training: CTLE Pedagogy

Program: Cooperative Enrichment

Activity Owner/Manager: Sunshine Miller  - smiller@tstboces.org

Audience: Music Educators

Dates: 8/27/2020

Meeting Times: 08/27/2020 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

SmartMusic is an online practice tool that allows students to learn about rhythm, sight reading, and other key music concepts. Music educators can use SmartMusic to assign practice exercises and songs, and monitor individual student progress.

This is a full day of training customized to the needs of your program, school or district, led by a veteran music teacher.


Online attendance may be made available. 9:00 am- 3:00 pm Lunch provided Fee: $45

14. Cognitive Coaching - Advanced (Session 1 of 2)

Program: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Audience: Individuals who have completed Cognitive Coaching Foundation SeminarĀ® & can commit to session 2 in May.

Dates: 12/2/2020 to 12/4/2020

Meeting Times: 12/2-12/3 9am-4pm, 12/4 8am-3pm

Location: TBD

A Leadership Institute for Deepening and Extending Your Identity as a Mediator

This seminar will immerse you in deeper learning about the principles and practices of Cognitive CoachingSM and prepare those wishing to become trainers for the next steps of their development. You will master concepts and skills from the Foundation Seminar® at a higher level of understanding and skill through rich practice and feedback experiences. You will learn a new map, the Calibrating Conversation for use with a set of standards for performance. Knowledge of the States of Mind and how to mediate for them will be emphasized. Your capacity to coach for cognitive shift will be enhanced.

The experiences of these two seminars (December and May) will support any school leader in the coaching and supervision of teachers as well as developing skills which are applicable in the classroom and in one's personal life.

Pre-requisite: Completion of Cognitive Coaching Advanced Seminar® session 1 (Dates TBD: May 2021)
Outcomes
- Deeper understanding of the missions of Cognitive CoachingSM and the goal of the Foundation Seminar®
- Efficacy and Craftsmanship with the maps and tools of Cognitive CoachingSM
- Understanding of coaching for deep structure
- Understanding of how Cognitive CoachingSM aligns with brain research
- Deeper understanding of Support Functions and States of Mind
- Expanded possibilities of and applications for our identities as mediators
- Personal coaching mastery framed as a journey, not a destination
A block of rooms for this session is to be determined.