Catalog: ONC BOCES Instructional Support Services

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1. Distance Learning Classroom Training-BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Program: Distance Learning

Dates: 7/1/2022 to 8/30/2022

Learn how to operate your dedicated distance learning classroom in local and videoconference. Participants will learn how to power-up, shut-down, connect, basic audio and video controls, how to show different sources, etc.


Training is available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To request an appointment, register for this event and fill out the form in the link below to request training. Available training dates/times are between July 1st and August 30st, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM



***FILL OUT FORM TO REQUEST APPOINTMENT***

2. Distance Learning Faculty Workshop

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: Educators teaching distance learning classes in 2022-23

Dates: 8/3/2022

This workshop is for new and current distance learning faculty hosting courses shared through the distance learning program. This is an opportunity to collaborate with fellow distance learning instructors and review best practices.


***Registration deadline is August 1st.***

3. Preparing your 2021-22 Buzz Courses for the 2022-23 School Year

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 8/18/2022

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Participants will learn how to create a Master's course and use their content year after year, enabling you to tweak it each year!
Zoom meeting link will be sent after registration in MLP.

Registration deadline is August 16

4. Dignity Act Coordinator Refresher Training (Asynchronous 08/22 - 09/21) Virtual

Program: DASA

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators

Dates: 8/22/2022 to 9/21/2022

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PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS NOT THE 6 - HOUR REQUIRED TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION.

This asynchronous refresher training for Dignity Act Coordinators runs from Monday, 8/22 - Wednesday, 9/21. Participants work at their own pace during this window, to complete all tasks by the end date (9/21).

This training will provide a refresher on the following topics:
- Requirements of the Dignity Act
- Roles and Responsibilities of the Dignity Act Coordinator
- Investigation and Intervention practices

Registration ends Thursday, 8/18. On Monday, 8/22 all registered participants will receive an email providing instructions for accessing the workshop.

**No fee for employees of: Andes CSD, Charlotte Valley CSD, Cooperstown CSD, Jefferson CSD, Laurens CSD, Oneonta CSD, Roxbury CSD, Schenevus CSD, Stamford CSD, Worcester CSD. There is a $75 fee for employees of all other component districts of the ONC BOCES region.

5. PAX GBG Next Steps Training (virtual)

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Dates: 8/22/2022

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This is an opportunity for previously trained PAX GBG individuals to reflect on their practice with PAX and expand and integrate strategies. Specifically, this virtual training demonstrates how to integrate PAX strategies into schoolwide PBIS and MTSS initiatives including how to use PAX Kennels as tiered support. The day includes in-depth explorations of the eleven evidence-based strategies that make up the PAX Good Behavior Game through the lens of PBIS/MTSS. Participants will leave the training with the knowledge, skills, and resources to enhance their implementation of PAX GBG.

*** Participants must have taken the PAX GBG Initial Training in order to enroll in this course.***

A Zoom link will be forwarded the week of the event

6. RTI Summer Summit

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Principals and teachers

Dates: 8/23/2022 to 8/24/2022

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We are thrilled to invite Intervention Central's Jim Wright to our region to lead this two-day event. This Summit is geared to district teams who would like to revise, edit, and review their RtI/MTSS Plans. We encourage teams of 4-5 people to attend-leaders and district teachers who are involved with RtI/MTSS on a daily basis.

Day 1 will allow teams to think and discuss their district's Tiers of intervention, examine district decision-rules and crystalize key elements. District teams will be asked to identify 1 or 2 components of their Plans that need be examined and updated. The goal is that by the end of the Summit, these areas will be revised.

Where: Quality Inn, Oneonta

Cost: $90/per person component districts members

$200/per person non-component district members


Registration includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack

7. Virtual Field Trips Workshop

Program: Distance Learning

Dates: 8/23/2022

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Connect your students to the world through interactive virtual field trips. Participants will experience a virtual field trip and leave with a potential virtual field trips to schedule.


***Registration deadline August 21st.***

8. Media Library What's New Showcase: STEAM & Study Kits, Book Collections/OPALS Updates - The New Look and Required User Changes

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians in the ONC BOCES region

Dates: 8/24/2022

Learn about the recent additions that are available to borrow from the School Library System Media Library. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and explore how to use these items in the classroom. We will showcase all areas of our lending collection, including: New Book Collections, Social Emotional Learning Kits, the Britannica VR Expedition Kit, New Robots & Coding tools, as well as our Creative Cricut Maker kit and new Apps available on our lending iPads. All will be highlighted in this hands-on showcase workshop. In the second half of the day, we will demo and train Librarians on the new updates and changes to the OPALS Platform.

* Resources in the Media Library are available for loan throughout the year to districts participating in the service.

9. Mentor Training

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 8/25/2022

Mentor Training

Participants will receive training designed to prepare them for the role of mentor in their school districts. Topics include:

- Mentor requirements per 100.2(dd) of the NYSED Commissioner of Education Regulations
- The role of a mentor, including supervision vs. evaluation
- Tools and resources to facilitate an effective mentoring relationship, including a) an overview of adult learning theory; b) generational differences to consider; and c) effective feedback practices
- Considerations for guiding your mentee to develop relationships with students, families and colleagues

Coffee, tea, water and light snacks are provided at our workshops. Participants are on their own for lunch, and have one hour.

10. Zoom Beginner Training

Program: Distance Learning

Dates: 8/25/2022

In this workshop, participants will access Zoom and understand beginner features on the Zoom client. Training will focus meeting creation, Zoom controls and security.
***Registration deadline August 23rd***

11. Zoom Beginner Training

Program: Distance Learning

Dates: 8/25/2022

In this workshop, participants will access Zoom and understand beginner features on the Zoom client. Training will focus meeting creation, Zoom controls and security.
***Registration deadline August 23rd***

12. REFRESHER Lead Evaluator Training for Leaders who observe teachers

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Administratively certified educators

Dates: 8/29/2022


This in-person session is our APPR Lead Evaluator Training for leaders who observe teachers.

This training is for administrators who have attended Lead Evaluator training in the past.

Please note: If you are attending the in-person Principals Academy meeting on 6/8, this Lead Evaluator training will be incorporated into that session. You do not need to attend this session.

13. Introduction to PAX Good Behavior Game, Session C (virtual)

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Dates: 9/7/2022

The PAX Good Behavior Game (PAX GBG) is an evidence-based preventive intervention used by teachers in the classroom. PAX GBG is a proven classroom-based preventive intervention demonstrating significant improvement in students' behavioral outcomes, academic outcomes, and even longitudinal outcomes. PAX explicitly integrates with SEL, PBIS, trauma-informed classrooms, and more.

PAX Good Behavior Game Initial Training provides participants with all the skills, strategies, and supplies necessary to implement PAX GBG in the classroom. This is the foundational training of PAX GBG and ensures proficiency in each of the PAX Kernels as well as the PAX Game.

A Zoom link will be forwarded the week of the event

14. September 2022 Statewide Itinerant Supervisor PLC

Program: Itinerant Services

Dates: 9/9/2022

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Meeting to discuss current issues and brainstorm ideas to improve Itinerant Services within BOCES around the State.

15. APPR Lead Evaluator for Administrators who Evaluate Teachers-- NEW

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Administratively certified educators

Dates: 9/13/2022 to 9/29/2022

These sessions are developed for principals, and other administrators who evaluate teachers, to discuss and practice the process of observation. This session meets the requirement, under APPR regulations, of Lead Evaluator training. This training is tailored for administrators who have not completed teacher evaluations in the past and have not attended Lead Evaluator training previously.

The zoom link will be sent the week of the first session

16. Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General Education and Special Education teachers, Administrators, Paraprofessionals

Dates: 9/14/2022

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Creating Welcoming and Affirming Learning Environments is one of four high leverage principles identified in the Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework. When students feel like they belong at school, they have fewer absences, fewer disciplinary infractions, higher graduation rates, as well as increased engagement, self-esteem, and attitudes. Students with disabilities and students of different cultural backgrounds are less likely to feel like they have a positive relationship with their teacher and that their identities and abilities are valued and affirmed in school.

17. Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) Mandated 6 Hour Certification Workshop (HYBRID)

Program: DASA

Audience: Principals, Superintendents, Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff)

Dates: 9/16/2022 to 9/29/2022

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The Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) requires that candidates applying for certification, including educators with initial certification applying for professional certification, complete at least 6 hours of coursework/training on harassment, bullying, cyber bullying, and discrimination in schools [Article 2 Sections 10-18 of the Education Law]. This training also addresses microaggressions and social patterns of harassment, bullying, and discrimination.

We are approved to offer the DASA workshop as a 2-part course:

Part #1 Asynchronous training (Fri., 9/16 - Fri., 9/23): Participants work at their own pace during this window, to complete all tasks and assignments by the end date. This consists of a series of modules using recorded lectures, videos, readings, and activities which takes at least 3 hrs. to complete. This requires a computer/device with internet access to watch videos, view and complete documents in PDF format, complete Google Forms, and engage in online activities. You MUST complete Part #1 before you can attend the in-person session.

Part #2: In-Person Training (Thurs., 9/29 @ 8:00-11:30 am) In-person workshop with the trainer. Make sure you are on time, as we do not allow late entry.

Registration ends on Fri., 9/9. Payment must be received no later than Tues., 9/13. Please mail your CHECK or MONEY ORDER ONLY to: ONC BOCES, Attn: Audra DeSilva, 7352 State Hwy 23, Suite 3, Oneonta, NY 13820. (Payable to: ONC BOCES)

There is a $25 fee for employees of: Andes CSD, Charlotte Valley CSD, Cooperstown CSD, Jefferson CSD, Laurens CSD, Oneonta CSD, Roxbury CSD, Schenevus CSD, Stamford CSD, Worcester CSD

There is a $100 fee for all others.

On Fri., 9/16 all registered participants will receive an email providing instructions for accessing the course.

Upon completion, ONC BOCES will report your completion electronically. If you fail to complete, you would need to pay and retake the course at the next offering.

18. Disproportionality: Understanding Root Causes (AM Session)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, psychologists, administrators, school counselors

Dates: 9/22/2022

(only need to attend one session over both days-same content is covered)
Participants will:
- Explore the root causes of disproportionality in disciplinary actions and special education services
- Understand the initial practice and policy shifts that can contribute to successful and sustainable outcomes for students
- Describe the problem of practice using notification data for the school district
- Develop a deeper understanding of the problem of practice using student enrollment and outcome data

19. Disproportionality: Understanding Root Causes (PM Session)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, psychologists, administrators, school counselors

Dates: 9/22/2022

(only need to attend one session over both days-same content is covered)
Participants will:
- Explore the root causes of disproportionality in disciplinary actions and special education services
- Understand the initial practice and policy shifts that can contribute to successful and sustainable outcomes for students
- Describe the problem of practice using notification data for the school district
- Develop a deeper understanding of the problem of practice using student enrollment and outcome data

20. Reading for Diversity: We Are Not From Here

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Teachers, and Administrators within the ONC BOCES region

Dates: 9/22/2022

An invitation to read and discuss diverse, award-winning titles with your School Library System and other ONC colleagues. A great opportunity to brainstorm ideas on bringing diversity into the classroom.

In the month of September, participants will read We Are Not From Here by Jenny Torres Sanchez loaned to you by the School Library System. Please email jruffino@oncboces.org if you would prefer a digital copy. We will meet on September 22 at 3:15pm via Zoom to discuss key elements and themes. Lesson ideas and plans will be included when available. CTLE credit will be given. A Zoom link will be emailed to participants the day prior to meeting.

21. September Principal Academy

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/28/2022

On Wednesday, September 28th, we will gather, in-person, at the ONC BOCES Instructional Support Services Center for Principal Academy. This event will be a full day learning experience, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We have a packed agenda planned! Items include: Handle with Care book study, SEL Leadership, Feedback and Teacher Support, and Curriculum/Instruction updates. Roundtable, NYSED Updates, and Announcements will round out the agenda.

- Quiet reading/work space is available from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and light refreshments begins at 8:30 a.m.
- The day concludes at 2:30 p.m.

22. Mentor Training

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Mentors

Dates: 9/30/2022

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Mentor Training

Participants will receive training designed to prepare them for the role of mentor in their school districts. Topics include:

- Mentor requirements per 100.2(dd) of the NYSED Commissioner of Education Regulations
- The role of a mentor, including supervision vs. evaluation
- Tools and resources to facilitate an effective mentoring relationship, including a) an overview of adult learning theory; b) generational differences to consider; and c) effective feedback practices
- Considerations for guiding your mentee to develop relationships with students, families and colleagues

Coffee, tea, water and light snacks are provided at our workshops. Participants are on their own for lunch, and have one hour.

23. Youth Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff), Coaches, School Nurses

Dates: 10/7/2022


Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training teaches participants to identify, understand and respond to signs of addiction and mental health problems.

Participants will learn about common signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in adolescents, how to interact with a youth in crisis, and how to help young people who may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis to connect to professional care.

Participants must complete a brief pre-evaluation and opinions quiz before the session. You will receive the pre - session materials one week prior to the event date. Please complete and bring to the event.

We will begin promptly at 8 am. Please note the session ends at 3:30 pm

24. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Learning Series for Leaders

Program: DASA

Audience: Principals, Superintendents, Dignity Act Coordinators, School Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

Dates: 10/17/2022 to 3/29/2023

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During this highly interactive learning series, we will read and discuss Cultural Competence Now by Vernita Mayfield. Registered participants will receive a copy of the book. We will also unpack NYSED's CRSE (Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education) Framework, read supplemental materials, watch videos, and engage in activities and exercises.

These learning experiences will help us build personal awareness, knowledge and skills to become culturally competent through a process of examining our beliefs, biases and practices. Leaders will also have the opportunity to consider a plan for fostering cultural competence in their own districts.

This professional development opportunity is intended to build school and district capacity to develop inclusive practices that ensure all our students belong and are treated with dignity. Dignity Act Coordinators, District Leaders, and Building Leaders may be interested in registering for this learning experience.

25. Disproportionality: Understanding Root Causes (AM Session)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, psychologists, administrators, school counselors

Dates: 10/18/2022

(only need to attend one session over both days-same content is covered)
Participants will:
- Explore the root causes of disproportionality in disciplinary actions and special education services
- Understand the initial practice and policy shifts that can contribute to successful and sustainable outcomes for students
- Describe the problem of practice using notification data for the school district
- Develop a deeper understanding of the problem of practice using student enrollment and outcome data

26. Disproportionality: Understanding Root Causes (PM Session)

Program: Regional Partnership Center

Audience: General and special education teachers, psychologists, administrators, school counselors

Dates: 10/18/2022

(only need to attend one session over both days-same content is covered)
Participants will:
- Explore the root causes of disproportionality in disciplinary actions and special education services
- Understand the initial practice and policy shifts that can contribute to successful and sustainable outcomes for students
- Describe the problem of practice using notification data for the school district
- Develop a deeper understanding of the problem of practice using student enrollment and outcome data

27. Start-of-Year Esports - Year 1 Cohort

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff)

Dates: 10/19/2022


Open to year-one ONC Esports Initiative participants. This workshop will be an opportunity to gather Esports Leaders to plan the school year, collaborate, connect, explore ways to grow and more.

Coffee and tea available.

28. Regional Model Schools Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Principals, Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff), Professional Learning Specialists

Dates: 10/20/2022


The goal of Model Schools is to build regional relationships to promote technology initiatives. This includes facilitating the integration of technology into the classroom in efforts to positively impact student achievement.

Agenda and event details will be shared as meeting date approaches.

Coffee and tea available.

29. Mental Health Education in Schools

Program: Instructional Support/School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 10/24/2022


Beginning July 1, 2018, NYSED regulations require schools to implement mental health literacy education in grades K - 12. In this workshop, we will:

- Review the Mental Health Literacy learning standards and requirements, and evaluate implementation
- Explore resources and ideas for addressing the learning standards
- Share resources, materials and lessons (if currently teaching about mental health)

Participants will need to bring a device (laptop, chromebook, iPad) to the workshop.

30. October Principal Academy

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals

Dates: 10/26/2022

On Wednesday, October 26th, we will gather, in-person, at the ONC BOCES Instructional Support Services Center for Principal Academy. This event will be a full day learning experience, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We have a packed agenda planned! Items include: Handle with Care book study, SEL Leadership, Feedback and Teacher Support, and Curriculum/Instruction updates. Roundtable, NYSED Updates, and Announcements will round out the agenda.

- Quiet reading/work space is available from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and light refreshments begins at 8:30 a.m.
- The day concludes at 2:30 p.m.

31. December Principal Academy

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals

Dates: 12/7/2022

On Wednesday, December 7th, we will gather, in-person, at the ONC BOCES Instructional Support Services Center for Principal Academy. This event will be a full day learning experience, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We have a packed agenda planned! Items include: Handle with Care book study, SEL Leadership, Feedback and Teacher Support, and Curriculum/Instruction updates. Roundtable, NYSED Updates, and Announcements will round out the agenda.

- Quiet reading/work space is available from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and light refreshments begins at 8:30 a.m.
- The day concludes at 2:30 p.m.

32. Regional Model Schools Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Principals, Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff), Professional Learning Specialists

Dates: 12/15/2022


The goal of Model Schools is to build regional relationships to promote technology initiatives. This includes facilitating the integration of technology into the classroom in efforts to positively impact student achievement.

Agenda and event details will be shared as meeting date approaches.

Coffee and tea available.

33. January Principal Academy Zoom

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals

Dates: 1/11/2023

In this abridged Principal Academy session, we will connect, via Zoom, for priority topics, Roundtable, NYSED Updates and Announcements.
The zoom link will be sent on Monday, 1/9.

34. Regional Model Schools Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Principals, Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff), Professional Learning Specialists

Dates: 3/9/2023


The goal of Model Schools is to build regional relationships to promote technology initiatives. This includes facilitating the integration of technology into the classroom in efforts to positively impact student achievement.

Agenda and event details will be shared as meeting date approaches.

Coffee and tea available.

35. April Principal Academy Zoom

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals

Dates: 4/12/2023

In this abridged Principal Academy session, we will connect, via Zoom, for priority topics, Roundtable, NYSED Updates and Announcements.
The zoom link will be sent on Monday, 4/7.

36. Librarian-Administrator Symposium 2023

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians and Administrators in the ONC BOCES region

Dates: 5/16/2023

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The ONC BOCES School Library System and the Principals' Academy are joining forces for a day of professional development. Join us on May 16th for the 31st Annual Administrative Symposium. We will listen to our keynote speaker and then Principals will meet for Principals' Academy, and School Librarians will have a separate workshop/PD session

The breakout groups will be followed by lunch together and the presentation of the Administrator of the Year Award and the Susan Tumasella Award.

37. Regional Model Schools Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Principals, Teachers, Paraprofessionals (Support Staff), Professional Learning Specialists

Dates: 6/1/2023


The goal of Model Schools is to build regional relationships to promote technology initiatives. This includes facilitating the integration of technology into the classroom in efforts to positively impact student achievement.

Agenda and event details will be shared as meeting date approaches.

Coffee and tea available.

38. June Principal Academy

Program: Principals' Academy

Audience: Principals

Dates: 6/7/2023

On Wednesday, June 7th, we will gather, in-person, at the ONC BOCES Instructional Support Services Center for Principal Academy. This event will be a full day learning experience, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

We have a packed agenda planned! Items include: Handle with Care book study, SEL Leadership, Feedback and Teacher Support, and Curriculum/Instruction updates. Roundtable, NYSED Updates, and Announcements will round out the agenda.

- Quiet reading/work space is available from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and light refreshments begins at 8:30 a.m.
- The day concludes at 2:30 p.m.