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1. OCDOT 2018-2021 Technology Plan Day

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 5/31/2018

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The Oswego County Technology Directors will have an opportunity to work together to discuss and review their 2018-2021 Technology Plans. We will be working within the SEDDAS system to enter technology plan information so please come with your credentials to access the system as well as the work, goals and supporting documentation you have prepared for writing your district’s 2018-2021 Technology Plan.

2. Lego WeDo

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/4/2018

Embed STEM, Science and Coding into the lives of our littlest learners with hands-on Lego activities that are fun, engaging and instructional.
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

4. LTG Year 3 End-of-Year Meeting

Program: Model Schools

Audience: LTG Participants

Dates: 6/5/2018

This is our End-of-year meeting for the LTG. **Please note, this is only for LTG Grant Members**

5. Raspberry Pi

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/5/2018

Create a responsive environment with the Raspberry Pi. If you can dream it, you can code it!

6. SLS Kapco Book Repair Workshop

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians, Teachers, Clerks

Dates: 6/6/2018

Kary Barth, regional sales manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1990. Formerly, the national library sales manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide that was previously available from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the US. This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages. Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques: a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover.. Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials. There is a drawing at every workshop for a DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT Retail Value $113.00

7. 3D Print/Design

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/6/2018

3D printing has many classroom applications, but what do you actually print and how do those designs come into being? In this session, learn not only about the 3D printing process, but about different simple and free tools for 3D design, utilizing different methods and ranging from the beginner level to more advanced.

8. Makey-Makey

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/7/2018

A Makey-Makey is a small invention kit that comes with a Makey-Makey board, wires, alligator clips and a USB cable. You can take everyday objects and turn them into a touchpad that interacts with a computer program. Students can begin to solve real-world design challenges - fostering curiosity and critical thinking. No previous coding experience necessary.

9. Book Creator

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/11/2018

Become an author and create your own book!

10. Green Screen

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/12/2018

Learn how to create and edit video content using a green screen and a web cam!

11. Digital Media

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/13/2018

Creating digital media (videos/podcasts/graphics) is an integral way to merge creativity with instruction. Teachers will learn about effective use of digital media in the classroom. Then teachers will group together to develop a brief digital media project to experience digital projects from the eyes of a student. The workshop will finish with supporting the development lessons that can emulate these techniques.

12. Ozo Bots

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/13/2018

Ozobots are an innovative way to teach subjects like programming, math and science to students of all ages. See kids become engaged and inspired when topics come alive with the help of Ozobot.

13. Scaffolding Strategies to Engage ELLs in STEM Activities

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: ELL Educators

Dates: 6/13/2018

Teachers will explore ways to scaffold interactions and activities so that English Language Learners (ELLs) can fully participate in and find success with STEM activities. Reading, writing and speaking scaffolds will be covered. Teachers will add valuable skills to their toolkit for quality instruction.

14. Code.org

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/14/2018

Coding, coding, coding! It seems like everyone is talking about coding and how important it is for our students’ futures but, isn’t coding complicated and something only technology teachers can teach? Of course not! Anyone can help their students get started with coding-even someone with no coding experience themselves. Come learn how to use the website code.org to get even your youngest students started with coding. While the class will focus on the webiste code.org, we’ll also briefly look at other website and app coding options as well as some completely unplugged coding activities.

15. Differentiation Strategies to Facilitate ELLs Success in STEM Activities

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: ELL Educators

Dates: 6/14/2018

Teachers will explore ways to differentiate STEM instruction to meet the unique needs of English Language Learners (ELLs). Strategies to differentiate the content, process, and products associated with various activities will be examined. Teachers will add valuable skills to their toolkit for quality instruction.

16. Google Expeditions

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/14/2018

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Learn how to take your students all around the world and never leave your classroom. Google Expeditions take virtual fieldtrips and experiences to a whole new level.

17. SeeSaw

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teacher interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/18/2018

Are you looking for ways to give your students voice and choice in their assessments? Do you think differentiated assessment is too complicated and too much work? Are you looking for ways to cut down on the paper clutter in your classroom? Then you need to meet SeeSaw: The Learning Journal app! Come learn how to create your SeeSaw account, set up students, and the basics of student/teacher SeeSaw creations and, ideas for using SeeSaw in your classroom. While the majority of the class will focus on SeeSaw, we’ll also look at some other screencasting options.

18. Breakout EDU

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/19/2018

Breakout EDU is an engaging way to teach and reinforce content and skills. Requiring critical thinking and teamwork, students must solve mysteries and use locks, puzzles, and secret codes to open a locked box. Learn how to create your own Breakouts to bring this fun and exciting activity to your classroom. Breakouts are appropriate for any content area and can be adapted to any grade.

19. Google Tour Builder & Timeline JS (Uses Google Sheets)

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/19/2018

Explore inventions and inventors and then take your students on a tour or timeline through the lives of their favorite invention and inventor. This will prove to be an engaging lesson for your students.

20. Little Bits

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/20/2018

LittleBits are magnetic modular components that fit together to make circuits with wide-ranging possibilities: from simply turning on a light or making a noise to making an internet-connected pet feeder or remote control rover. They are great as an introduction to circuits and electronics, and help students explore sensors, motors, and more.

21. Virtual Fieldtrip Explorers

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers interested in Instructional Technology

Dates: 6/21/2018

Go on a trip and never leave your classroom! Explore virtual fieldtrip opportunities and become a world explorer!

22. ELA Standards Review Pre-K through 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators

Dates: 6/26/2018

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to continue to build awareness of the ELA Standards revisions and engage in conversation from a K-12 perspective. We will dig in to the Life Long Practices, topic briefs and crosswalks and engage in vertical conversations. Activities will offer insight into the progression of the standards Pre-K through 12th grade.
Research and interest in the benefits of mindfulness in the educational setting continue to grow. According to Mindful Schools, "Healthy stress is a natural part of life, including childhood. Children and adults alike need to be challenged in order to grow and develop. However, in the modern education system, healthy stress is frequently displaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress occurs when life’s demands consistently outpace our ability to cope with those demands." To counter the impact of toxic stress, we must develop and practice skills that begin to shift our habitual response to stress for both ourselves and our students outside of stressful circumstances. This workshop introduces educators to the history and research behind Mindfulness applications for personal and professional renewal as well as practical applications for the classroom.
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

25. SLS Google Camp

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians, Teachers

Dates: 7/9/2018 to 7/10/2018

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting times are different between Day 1 and Day 2. Google Camp is for the Google novice to the expert. Librarians, teachers, administrators, and educators of all kinds are welcome. We will be learning about all things Google. The content of the PD will be from you all and what your needs are. A personalized Google experience. Please bring a computer of your choice (Chromebook or laptop), notebook & pen (for those that need it), and an open mind :) Note: iPads and Android tablets are really cool but will not be enough for this PD. Game Time - We will have educational board games available to explore for those interested during lunch.

26. Reading League Leadership Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators (Principals) and Reading Coaches

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 7/11/2018

During this professional development opportunity for building and district level administrators we will explore the following questions: What does the scientific research say about how children learn to read? What is the evidence base for effective reading instruction? What is the administrator's role in the teaching of early reading? What are some clear steps to achieving school-wide reading improvement? How can schools monitor progress toward achieving student reading goals? The knowledge and perspectives gained in this session will help building and district level administrators to compose a vision for systemic change in the area of reading instruction.

27. Summer of Self-Love Yoga Series for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/10/2018 to 8/21/2018

Feel your heart beat, chant away negativity, cultivate awareness and neutrality, and challenge your body with Kundalini Yoga Kriya and deep breathing exercises to help you live a grateful-great and full-life.

28. CDOS Summer Camp Day 1. Please use this sign up if you and/or your team plan on attending just day 1.

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: CDOS users

Dates: 7/11/2018

This workshop will provide in-depth work time with the new version of CDOS. Experience first hand all of the CDOS online updates released in July for the 2018-2019 school year. Time will be provided to discuss policies and procedures. Teams will be able to work together to further their district's use of CDOS as well as network with other users surrounding best practices. You can attend either one day or both.

29. Using Children's Literature to Teach Meaningful, Engaging Elementary Social Studies

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Elementary School Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 7/11/2018

Join the authors, Andrea Libresco and Jeannette Balantic, of Every Book is a Social Studies Book for this interactive workshop to explore how to integrate the NYS Social Studies Framework effectively in the elementary setting using literature. Lessons and a diverse selection of picture books, promoting critical and creating thinking will be shared. All participants will receive a copy of Every Book is a Social Studies Book. This workshop is offered through a collaboration between the OCM BOCES and Oswego County School Library Systems and is limited to 40 participants. You will register through the MLP at your own SLS.

30. CDOS Summer Camp Day 2. Please use this sign up if you and/or your team plan on attending just day 2.

Program: Instructional Technology

Audience: CDOS users

Dates: 7/12/2018

This workshop will provide in-depth work time with the new version of CDOS. Experience first hand all of the CDOS online updates released in July for the 2018-2019 school year. Time will be provided to discuss policies and procedures. Teams will be able to work together to further their district's use of CDOS as well as network with other users surrounding best practices.

31. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Part 1

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/12/2018 to 7/26/2018

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. 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.

32. Mindfulness For Educators Academy

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/23/2018 to 8/7/2018

This three day academy will lay the groundwork for implementing mindfulness in your classroom or setting. The first two days will offer an exploration of the research into mindfulness and its impact on the brain, learning and overall well-being. Strategies for developing and deepening personal practice will be offered and practiced. We will also play with mindfulness together! Through active, hands-on activities and simple lesson ideas participants can begin to envision what implementing mindfulness will look like in their classroom or setting.Throughout these days we will discuss the challenges that can arise and how to overcome them. Day 3 will be a Day of Mindfulness and Self-Care. As Parker Palmer states, "we teach who we are." Vital to implementation of mindfulness is our own self-care and cultivating of presence and awareness. On this day we will explore mindfulness and self-care through a variety of modalities such as yoga, hooping, QiGong and creative arts.

33. The Breakthrough Coach: Learn how to work less, produce more and still get the job done.

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators and their Secretaries. Minimum enrollment of 30 teams (60 w/secretaries on day 2). Maximum enrollment of 50 teams (100 w/secretaries on day 2)

Dates: 8/6/2018 to 8/7/2018

The 2-Day Course is unlike any other, designed to present and teach administrative teams. Day 1 is for Administrators only. On Day 2 Administrators attend with their secretaries and engage in hands-on implementation together. With a focus on executive management rather than on education, the 2-Day provides the structure and systems you need to get it all done and produce the results you want in a sensible work week. Registration fee of $695 covers 1 Administrator and their support staff. ***PLEASE ONLY COMPLETE 1 REGISTRATION PER TEAM. THIS WILL COVER THE ADMINISTRATOR AND THEIR SUPPORT STAFF***

34. Day of Mindfulness & Self-Care for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/7/2018

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As Parker Palmer states. "we teach who we are." We could say we lead who we are, parent who we are and so on. We continue to learn more and more about how our own inner state impacts others and the environment around us. If we are to be effective in our work caring for youth, we must take care of ourselves. This workshop will provide the opportunity to explore many modalities of self-care and mindfulness. This day is a stand alone day as well as day 3 of our Mindfulness for Educators Academy. We will explore mindful hooping, yoga, essential oils, journaling, mindful meditation, QiGong and other activities! Please join us!

35. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Part 2

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 8/23/2018

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. 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.

36. CiTi Leadership Team Retreat - Hilton Albany

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Leadership Team

Dates: 8/8/2018 to 8/9/2018

Attending SED Tour, EI Training w/R. Bayne
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

38. Oswego Writing Institute 2018 - The Power of Writing: Exploration, Imagination, Discovery

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Writers and teachers of writing

Dates: 8/14/2018 to 8/15/2018

This annual, two-day institute is a high-quality professional development opportunity for all writers and teachers of writing. Our featured award-winning authors, Javaka Steptoe, author/illustrator of Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat & Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow, and Deborah Heiligman, author of Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith, The Boy who Loved Math, & Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, will keynote as well as conduct breakout sessions. Participants will have more than 20 PD sessions on writing and teaching writing to choose from, including sessions targeted to specific audiences (elementary, secondary, college) . This event is open to the public. If you are interested in being a presenter, please submit the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/dyjhbUyICCbSj2ay2

39. Oswego County PreK - 3 Literacy Initiative Overview

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/14/2018

"Early Intro" Initiative Buy-In, Understanding, Awareness Training for principals, coaches, and teachers to become aware of and understand that there is an evidence-base of highly effective instruction that informs all Tier I core, Tiers 2/3 interventions and assessment - a one day kickoff training for Pre-K through 3.

40. Dignity for All Students Act: (Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees

Dates: 8/16/2018

The training will review the DASA regulations and updates; Review the roles and responsibilities of Dignity Act Coordinators; Share an overview of complaint process flow charts; Provide samples of DASA forms and investigation techniques; and provide an overview of best practices related to school-wide strategies for improved climate and culture. NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE 6hr REQUIRED TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION. No cost for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $50.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please; to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

41. Mindfulness & Self-Care for Leaders

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educational Leaders

Dates: 8/20/2018

What is mindfulness and why should educational leaders care? The intention of this day is to offer a basic overview of mindfulness and the research supporting its use in schools. It will offer the opportunity to experience mindfulness practices first-hand in simple, accessible ways that can be carried forward beyond this day. This day will also offer participants the opportunity to explore self-care and why this matters in order to be effective leaders.

42. ELA Standards Review Pre-K through 12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators

Dates: 8/21/2018

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to continue to build awareness of the ELA Standards revisions and engage in conversation from a K-12 perspective. We will dig in to the Life Long Practices, topic briefs and crosswalks and engage in vertical conversations. Activities will offer insight into the progression of the standards Pre-K through 12th grade.

43. SLS Follett / Destiny User's Training

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Clerks

Dates: 8/21/2018

We will be offering a Destiny User Group being lead by the Destiny Trainer and expert Katrina Conte. The morning is dedicated to those individuals currently using the product. We will be covering the new feature released in 15.5 as well as using Destiny Discover interface with students.

44. SLS Cataloging

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians and Clerks

Dates: 8/21/2018

Catalog training with John Schuster

45. What's New in SLS - America's Historical Newspapers

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 8/22/2018

America's Historical Newspapers makes it easy for students to search and browse hundreds of U.S. newspapers published from 1690 through the 20th Century, including titles from all 50 present states. This fascinating content instantly makes history more real and relevant, giving students a better understanding of not only the past, but its lingering impact on present-day issues and events, as well.

46. What's New in SLS? Rosen interactive ebooks

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 8/22/2018

Come learn about all the features of School Library Systems' latest additions to the county ebook collection. Lesson plans and curriculum connections included.

47. What's New in SLS - Tech Petting Zoo

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/22/2018

SLS is expanding its lending library! Green screen, Ozobots, 3D Doodlers, Snap Circuits, and more! Use this time to play, learn, and plan how to integrate these into your library program.

48. Lead Evaluator Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators conducting teacher evaluations

Dates: 8/24/2018

This training covers six of the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. This training focuses on the New York State Teaching Standards; Common Core Learning Standards; the ISLLC standards for administrators; APPR regulations including HEDI and SLO’s; SIRS; recognizing distinctions when observing teachers of students with disabilities and ELL students; the State’s methodology in determining student growth scores; and general information regarding strategies for the collection of evidence in the observation process. Participants will still require rubric and assessment training that is specific to their school district to meet the nine areas of required training for initial lead evaluator status. (In most cases in Oswego County, the component districts provide this training in-house). This training is most appropriate for those individuals who have never been appointed as lead evaluators.

49. Yoga For the Classroom

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/28/2018

This workshop will offer educators the basics of the ways in which yoga and mindfulness in the classroom supports the social and emotional learning of students - and staff too! You will have the support of two trained CiTi educators demonstrating ways to incorporate yoga into your daily routine as a component of your mindfulness program. More details will be added/shared in the near future.

50. Lead Evaluator Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators conducting teacher evaluations

Dates: 8/29/2018

This training covers six of the nine areas of training which are prerequisite for new evaluators to meet the requirements of initial lead evaluator status. This training focuses on the New York State Teaching Standards; Common Core Learning Standards; the ISLLC standards for administrators; APPR regulations including HEDI and SLO’s; SIRS; recognizing distinctions when observing teachers of students with disabilities and ELL students; the State’s methodology in determining student growth scores; and general information regarding strategies for the collection of evidence in the observation process. Participants will still require rubric and assessment training that is specific to their school district to meet the nine areas of required training for initial lead evaluator status. (In most cases in Oswego County, the component districts provide this training in-house). This training is most appropriate for those individuals who have never been appointed as lead evaluators.
Research and interest in the benefits of mindfulness in the educational setting continue to grow. According to Mindful Schools, "Healthy stress is a natural part of life, including childhood. Children and adults alike need to be challenged in order to grow and develop. However, in the modern education system, healthy stress is frequently displaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress occurs when life’s demands consistently outpace our ability to cope with those demands." To counter the impact of toxic stress, we must develop and practice skills that begin to shift our habitual response to stress for both ourselves and our students outside of stressful circumstances. This workshop introduces educators to the history and research behind Mindfulness applications for personal and professional renewal as well as practical applications for the classroom.

52. Joint Communication Coordinator/Council Meeting with Tara Martin

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 9/19/2018

This first meeting of the year provides an opportunity to present all of the School Library System updates to all librarians in one forum. It is also a time to set the tone for the year. To set us off on a positive note, we will have Tara Martin as a guest presenter. Tara is an enthusiastic educator, speaker, and author who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She has served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach for several years, and now a district administrator who leads the staff and school communities to meet the curriculum and instructional needs of the student body. Tara also mentors and supervises instructional coaches and provides job-embedded professional development for certified and classified staff. She will be doing a workshop on #BookSnaps, during which participants will actively explore the science, creation, and impact of #BookSnaps. This fascinating strategy engages both hemispheres of the brain and increases learning retention. Join this workshop session to explore how students AND staff create BookSnap reflections to make their thinking visible. Since August 2016, school districts and students all over the world are creating #BookSnaps and sharing their love of learning. *For non-Snapchat users, we will also explore creating #BookSnaps with Google apps, and you will leave with an abundance of resources to utilize the #BookSnaps strategy no matter the content area.

53. High School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/25/2018 to 6/12/2019

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Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

54. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/26/2018 to 6/13/2019

New
Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

55. Elementary Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/27/2018 to 6/11/2019

New
Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

56. 2018-2019 CIC Meetings

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Central office staff charged with instructional leadership within component districts.

Dates: 9/28/2018 to 6/7/2019

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Monthly meetings of the countywide Curriculum & Instruction Council members.