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1. Mindful Educator Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/1/2017

Starting Soon
This is a new and growing network of educators who are connecting to bring mindfulness into our schools through the development of our understanding and personal practice with mindfulness. Ongoing we will cultivate our knowledge and expertise with implementation of mindful practices.

2. School Leadership Transformation Academy Series - Session 8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 5/3/2017

Starting Soon
School Leadership Transformation Academy Series. Future dates - 6/7. Must Sign Up for each date individually. Questions please contact mallard@citiboces.org

3. SLS Joint Council & Communication Coordinators' Meeting w/ Hilda Weisburg

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 5/9/2017

SLS Joint Council & Communication Coordinators' Meeting

4. NYSUT: Reading Comprehension: Understanding Text Structures

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Secondary Teachers

Dates: 5/9/2017

Today's high school students tend to be very good at identifying elements of the narrative and comprehending the story. However, when other text structures such as expository or cause and effect are utilized, many students struggle with comprehension. This seminar analyzes six expository text structures and offers keys to developing the reader confidence students need to be successful in all subject areas.

5. Social Studies Teacher Network - Analyzing Political Cartoons (K-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Social Studies Teachers

Dates: 5/10/2017

Interpreting and analyzing sources is an important component of the NYS Social Studies Framework. Students will need to be prepared to use various resources in order to respond to compelling and supporting questions. This workshop will provide strategies and practices for using political cartoons in the social studies classroom: analysis, interpretation, and the relationship of political cartoons to civic, economic, geographic and historic awareness.

6. LTG End- of-Year Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: LTG Participants

Dates: 5/11/2017

This is our mid-year meeting for the LTG.

7. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (TCIS)

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Front line staff who work with students who struggle managing their behaviors

Dates: 5/15/2017 to 5/19/2017

A Child in Crisis Needs Help What kind of help and how it is given make a crucial difference between the child's learning from the experience or being set back. The Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training program for child and youth care staff presents a crisis prevention and intervention model designed to teach staff how to help children learn constructive ways to handle crisis.

8. Mindful Educator Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/15/2017

This is a new and growing network of educators who are connecting to bring mindfulness into our schools through the development of our understanding and personal practice with mindfulness. Ongoing we will cultivate our knowledge and expertise with implementation of mindful practices.

9. NYSUT: Strategies for Student Engagement

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers new to the profession

Dates: 5/16/2017

This seminar addresses one of the most critical instructional practice upon which student success is based. Teachers new to the profession may be challenged in how to plan for this in their everyday teaching. The seminar will focus on strategies that will help them sustain wonder, enthusiasm and perseverance. This seminar will provide a practical model for understanding what our students want and need in their classrooms.

10. Mexico Elementary School Leadership Day

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/18/2017

Interested in learning more about an Oswego County school in Year 2 of the Leader in Me process? We invite you to attend Mexico Elementary School’s second annual Leadership Day. Our day includes time for classroom visits, a building tour, a question and answer session with our building’s Lighthouse Team, and our monthly student-led celebration, our Synergy Summit.

11. Spring Math Network grades K - 4

Program: School Improvement

Audience: teachers, coaches, teacher leaders

Dates: 5/18/2017

The primary focus of the spring math networks will be the initial discussion, connection, and piecing in of the revisions to the current math curriculum. According to the state revision timeline, these curriculum revisions should begin in the spring of 2017. Along with the standards (curent and revised), strategies modeling, and assessment design will be part of the day's program.

12. Spring Math Network grades 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: teachers, coaches, teacher leaders

Dates: 5/23/2017

The primary focus of the spring math networks will be the initial discussion, connection, and piecing in of the revisions to the current math curriculum. According to the state revision timeline, these curriculum revisions should begin in the spring of 2017. Along with the standards (curent and revised), strategies modeling, and assessment design will be part of the day's program.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $50.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Roseann Bayne. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

14. Cognitive Coaching Days 1-4

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/6/2017 to 6/15/2017

The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.
In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: *develop trust and rapport *develop an identity as a mediator of thinking *utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving *develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community *develop higher levels of efficiency, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence *apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating *utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions *distinguish among the five forms of feedback *use data to mediate thinking
Cognitive Coaching Seminars® are an eight-day training generally conducted over an 18-24 month period of time. It can be delivered in flexible formats depending on the needs of the agency. Agendas for Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. Days 5-8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map.

15. Mindfulness in Education: Overview & Research

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 6/6/2017

New
There has been an explosion of interest in the application of secular mindfulness in education. The body of research is growing and is demonstrating positive effects on social emotional health as well as academic performance. This session will provide an overview of this growing trend and the neuroscience behind its effectiveness. We will engage in a few simple mindfulness practices and then discuss some simple steps for getting started with this in the classroom and other settings. We will also discuss the critical role of developing a personal mindfulness practice in order to authentically inform application with students.

16. School Leadership Transformation Academy Series - Session 9

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 6/7/2017

School Leadership Transformation Academy Series. Must Sign Up for each date individually. Questions please contact mallard@citiboces.org

17. Science Teacher Network - Engaging in Argument from Evidence (K-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 6/8/2017

In science and engineering, reasoning and argument based on evidence are essential to identifying the best explanation for a natural phenomenon, or the best solution to a design. This workshop will provide teachers theory and practice in the process of argumentation from evidence-based conclusions. Strategies for effective, collaborative and critical analysis discussions will be provided for all grade level teachers.

18. The Way of Mindful Education Book Study Closing Discussion

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/8/2017

This half day gathering will bring closure, reflection time and planning for next steps to our 6 week book study.

19. Mindful Educator Network Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/8/2017

This is a new and growing network of educators who are connecting to bring mindfulness into our schools through the development of our understanding and personal practice with mindfulness. Ongoing we will cultivate our knowledge and expertise with implementation of mindful practices.

20. Practice Review: Building Blocks of Differentiation-Part II Pre-requisite Building Blocks of Differentiation Part II

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Those who have completed the pre-requisites for this workshop.

Dates: 6/14/2017

This follow up to the Building Blocks of Differentiation Part II course is designed to offer you continued support as you strive to become a skilled Differentiated Classroom practitioner. You will be asked to come to this session prepared to describe your implementation plan; your implementation experience in applying DI principles in your classroom over the past month; your successes; challenges you are facing; and your documentation of student impact. The aim of this session is for peers to learn from each other by discussing and working through these challenges as a group. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of differentiated instruction and lesson planning. The instructor will facilitate group discussions to help you build your ability to recall and apply learned theories tot he real life challenges presented by the class. Additional strategies will be incorporated to further add to your DI toolbox.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $50.00 for employees of districts which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please. Send attention Roseann Bayne, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

22. NYSUT: Understanding the Role of Formative Assessment

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/28/2017

The role of data literacy and summative and formative assessments in the classroom is a critical one. This seminar will help teachers understand these assessment methods and when to use them to gather accurate information about student achievement. Participants will learn how to evaluate assessment items for depth of knowledge, classify questions to their level of rigor and write assessment questions for different levels of rigor.

23. Cognitive Coaching Days 1-4

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/10/2017 to 8/2/2017

The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.
In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: *develop trust and rapport *develop an identity as a mediator of thinking *utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving *develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community *develop higher levels of efficiency, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence *apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating *utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions *distinguish among the five forms of feedback *use data to mediate thinking
Cognitive Coaching Seminars® are an eight-day training generally conducted over an 18-24 month period of time. It can be delivered in flexible formats depending on the needs of the agency. Agendas for Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. Days 5-8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map.

24. A Day of Mindfulness for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/17/2017

This full day session will provide an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness practices with other educators and further understanding or the implications for our students in the classroom. More in depth details to be posted soon!

25. Cognitive Coaching Days 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/9/2017 to 8/18/2017

The mission of Cognitive Coaching is to produce self-directed persons with the cognitive capacity for excellence both independently and as members of a community. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers' cognitive processes.
In the eight-day Seminars, participants learn how to: *develop trust and rapport *develop an identity as a mediator of thinking *utilize conversation structures for planning, reflecting and problem resolving *develop teachers' autonomy and sense of community *develop higher levels of efficiency, consciousness, craftsmanship, flexibility and interdependence *apply four support functions: coaching, evaluating, consulting, collaborating *utilize the coaching tools of pausing, paraphrasing, and posing questions *distinguish among the five forms of feedback *use data to mediate thinking
Cognitive Coaching Seminars® are an eight-day training generally conducted over an 18-24 month period of time. It can be delivered in flexible formats depending on the needs of the agency. Agendas for Days 1-4 include the Planning Conversation Map and the Reflecting Conversation Map as well as the tools of Cognitive Coaching. Days 5-8 provide for skill refinement and understanding of the Problem-Resolving Map.

26. 2017 Oswego Writing Institute- Teaching Writing, Teaching Writers

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/15/2017 to 8/16/2017

This two day institute features author keynotes from Steve Sheinkin & Meg Medina. Additional sessions include Pathways to Writing Overview by Lucy Calkins, Using Mentor Texts to Write Authentically, Writing for Real Audiences and Real Purposes, Writing With Technology, How Do 6+1 and Writing Process Build Independent Writers?, Professional Writing for Publication and Presentation. There is also a call for presentations from the field. Please go to https://goo.gl/mbe8Wm for a presenter application.You must copy the link into your browser window. This event is free of charge!

27. Mindful Educator Teacher Training Introductory Session

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/21/2017

This full day session will provide an introduction the The Way of Mindful Education implementation for educators. This session will be followed by ongoing support and training provided throughout the school year.

28. Follett / Destiny Professional Development

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/22/2017

Limited Seating - Modules include: Configuring Library Manager, Using Destiny LM reports and creating custom reports, Searching and using digital content through Destiny Discover, Managing your catalog and leveling books, Q & A time, Technical module - ILL, updating patrons, transferring books.