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1. NEW TEACHER ELT Online: Classroom Management Procedures

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/22/2019

Starting Today
April 22 - May 20, 2019 This seminar explores seamless integration of transitions, routines for handling materials and supplies, and performance of non-instructional duties. Participants will explore how to encourage students to assume responsibility for ensuring efficient procedures in a well-managed classroom.

2. SLS Kathleen Odean presents "The Best Young Adult Books"

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 4/24/2019

Starting Soon
Kathleen will present an all-day program for grades 6-12. Lunch will be provided

3. National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/27/2019

Starting Soon
This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

4. Cool Tools 2018-2019

Program: School Library Systems

Dates: 5/1/2019

Online self-paced learning program for a wide range of web-based services and networking tools. This Course will have a tentative start date in December of 2018 and will go through April of 2019.

5. ELT Online: Content Exploration and Student Engagement

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2019

New
May 6 - June 5, 2019 When student engagement is minds-on (involving intellectual activity), students develop their understanding through what they do. This seminar examines how to engage students in intellectual, active exploration with important and challenging content.

6. ELT Online: Enhancing Knowledge of Students

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2019

New
May 6 - June 3, 2019 In this seminar, participants will explore student cognitive, social, and emotional developmental stages. The seminar also explores how to address gaps and avoid misconceptions about student development and capability. With a solid foundation in developmental patterns, participants will apply and evaluate strategies designed to engage their students with content.

7. ELT Online: Enhancing Knowledge of Students

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2019

New
May 6 - June 20, 2019 In this seminar, participants will explore student cognitive, social, and emotional developmental stages. The seminar also explores how to address gaps and avoid misconceptions about student development and capability. With a solid foundation in developmental patterns, participants will apply and evaluate strategies designed to engage their students with content.

8. SLS Joint Communication Coordinator & Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Dates: 5/8/2019

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend. These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only members of the council may vote on recommendations.

9. Mexico Elementary School Leadership Day

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 5/9/2019

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.

10. *COPY OF ELT Online: Sparking Student Engagement

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/13/2019

New
May 20 - June 19, 2019 In this seminar, participants will implement and evaluate various instructional strategies such as project-based learning and active learning to promote engagement and participation in the classroom.

11. ELT Online: Effective Instructional Outcomes

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/13/2019

New
May 13 - June 12, 2019 In this seminar, participants will create and analyze instructional outcomes that represent high expectations and rigor, build on prior learning, and connect to other disciplines. They will offer careful consideration of assessment methods (how students will demonstrate achievement of outcomes) and explore how to align the outcomes to Common Core State Standards. This seminar also explores how participants can create a balance among types of learning and different disciplines, as well as how to differentiate the learning experiences for diverse learners.

12. ELT Online: Sparking Student Engagement

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/13/2019

New
May 20 - June 19, 2019 In this seminar, participants will implement and evaluate various instructional strategies such as project-based learning and active learning to promote engagement and participation in the classroom.

13. ELT Online: Student Grouping and Supporting Resources

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/13/2019

New
May 13 - June 12, 2019 Participants will examine appropriate uses of technology, groups designed to enhance student learning, and materials and resources that are suitable to all students. This seminar emphasizes the need for student choice and input in the design process.
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 Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114
What do you remember from high school biology about the heart? That it's a muscle? An organ? A pump? All of these may be true, but did you know, that the heart has it's own nervous system, it's own brain, that it sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to heart? Oh, and that the heart impacts specific cognitive function dealing with strategic and critical thinking? Dr. David Parisian will be sharing the tools, techniques, and technology from the HeartMath® Institute. HeartMath® uses the heart as a window to monitor the Autonomic Nervous System. Using HRV feedback technology and the user friendly techniques developed by HeartMath®, participants will experience the real-time communication between the heart-brain.

16. CommUNITY Rhythms ~ Drum Circle for Health & Wellness

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators, community members welcome!

Dates: 5/31/2019

CommUNITY rhythms inspires and strengthens a sense of community through various facilitated music making. We create safe space for building self confidence and exploring powerful tools for self expression based on ancient traditions. Rhythm wellness programs teach through self-discovery, non-verbal interaction and opportunities for stepping outside our comfort zone. The ultimate goals for this program are to have fun, learn new ways to observe what’s really going on around us and find our true voice. Participants will: - Explore simple ways we can use percussion tools for wellness - Create safe space as a group to inspire connection and community - Express how we feel and inspire self confidence - Experience creative approaches for managing stress and anxiety - Discover how non-verbal communication can help us feel empowered Experiences may include all or some of the following: - Learn how to play a hand drum - Learn simple body rhythms - Enjoy facilitated playful drumming games - Learn Rhythms Seeds/phonetic tool - Play free form drumming (play what we feel) - Experience a biomusicology phenomenon (entrainment) Who benefits from the experience of a commUNITY Rhythm Event ? - People struggling with anxiety and stress - People who tend to isolate and seeking opportunities to connect - People struggling with depression - People seeking tools to manage insomnia - People struggling with a lack of focus, concentration and finding purpose - People struggling with social anxiety CommUNITY Rhythms is one of many programs inspiring community and connection. For more programs and information, check out Creative Rhythms online by visiting www.artsandhealing.com. C

17. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Part 1

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 6/4/2019 to 6/26/2019

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.
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 Kate Ginney. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

19. LETRS Training - Fulton Staff Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 6/5/2019 to 7/2/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling ***Please NOTE: JUNE Location - River Vista Center; JULY Location - Fulton Jr. High School***

20. Cognitive Coaching Foundations Part 2

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/9/2019 to 7/31/2019

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.

21. LETRS Training ~ Units 1-4 (Educators PK-3) - OCLI YR2 Contractual Slots

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators PK-3

Dates: 7/16/2019 to 8/15/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling training

22. BOCES Senior Leadership Retreat - Strengthening Your Organization's Customer and Employee Experience

Program: School Improvement

Audience: BOCES Senior Leadership

Dates: 7/18/2019 to 7/19/2019

The BOCES Senior Leadership Retreat will focus on strengthening your organization’s customer and employee experience. Our keynote speaker will be Jason Smorol, General Manager of the Syracuse Mets. Additional breakout sessions will include intergenerational relationships and how they effect the workplace, building your personal and professional brand, and a focus on the employee experience and onboarding those professionals. There will be time for meeting with “job-like” colleagues as well as time for teams to meet and synthesize information that has been shared. Please join us! **Rooms blocked at $98.00 USD/night; check in 7/17 - check out 7/19; Book by 6/17/19 Link: https://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Boces%20of%20NY%20Conference%20%5Esyrmc%60bocboca%7Cbocbocb%6098.00%60USD%60false%604%607/17/19%607/19/19%6006/17/19&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

23. LETRS Training ~ Units 1-4 Mexico CSD Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 8/1/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling training

24. LETRS Training ~ Units 1-4 - APW, Central Square, Fulton , Hannibal, Oswego, Phoenix, Sandy Creek, CiTi Staff Only

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators PK-3

Dates: 7/23/2019 to 8/1/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training

25. LETRS Training ~ Module 4 & 10 (4-6 Grade Fulton Teachers Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 4-6 Grade Teachers

Dates: 7/29/2019 to 7/30/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training (4-6 Grades)

26. The Principals Primer for Raising Reading Achievement

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 7/30/2019 to 8/1/2019

It explains in very practical terms exactly how a principal can lead a school to implement research-based, multitier reading instruction and achieve optimal results, especially with students from economically, socially, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. A complement to LETRS, A Principal's Primer for Raising Reading Achievement gives a series of specific steps for principals to follow and:
• Focuses specifically on the role of the principal
• Gives the nuts and bolts of what to do with whom, how to get the work done, and how to monitor the school's progress toward shared goals
• Names specific programs and materials of value and places these tools within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework
• Was written by leaders who earned national and state recognition for outstanding school improvement

27. LETRS Training ~ Module 4 & 10 (7-12 Grade Fulton Teachers Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 7-12 Grade Teachers

Dates: 7/31/2019 to 8/1/2019

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling Training (7-12 Grades)
Becoming a Creative Rhythms Facilitator will transform your teaching, your classroom, & your school culture. Level up your classroom management skills, learn evidence-based methods for stress-reduction, & explore games to improve content retention & literacy. Here’s a short list of what you can take to your classroom after your training: Fun, creative group facilitation skills that easily translate into effective classroom management strategies Effective & evidence-based strategies to help students reduce stress, calm the mind, and focus their attention Drumming patterns & games to reinforce reading & math literacy, as well as content retention Community building skills to enhance your classroom community & school culture Strategies to create a safe space for self-expression, personal growth, and risk-taking Ways to empower peer-to-peer leadership in the classroom & beyond Additionally... *Building community and/or strengthening an existing community *Inspiring connection within a group *Exploring ways to lead “creative expression” events *Offering self development tools for students *Staff, patients and community members As a result of your training... You Will Know:
•How to play a hand drum and develop your skills
•How to lead others in music making activities
•How to develop your own style using the CRF manual Requirements to Become an Certified Creative Rhythms Drum Circle Facilitator:
•A desire to inspire through music making
•Attend Creative Rhythms Drum Circle 2-Day Training
•Attend at least one Creative Rhythms event prior to training TIME COMMITMENT: 2 hr. “rhythm event” + 14 hrs “CR 2 Day Tr

29. Oswego Writing Institute 2019 - Power of the Past: Reading and Writing to Remember and Learn

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Writers and teachers of writing

Dates: 8/20/2019 to 8/21/2019

This FREE annual, two-day institute is a high-quality professional development opportunity for all writers and teachers of writing. Our featured award-winning authors, Todd Strasser, author of Help I'm Trapped Series, The Wave (becoming a Netflix series in 2019), and Fallout and Tonya Bolden, author of Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, Crossing Ebenezer Creek, and George Washington Carver 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 also interested in being a presenter for a breakout session, please submit the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6B7DzDutVOYdPc_5gqRDkdvPguSmBA_xbP6i1mHBJVW4EMA/viewform?usp=sf_link

30. CiTi Leadership Team Retreat

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Leadership Team

Dates: 8/22/2019 to 8/23/2019

CiTi Leadership Team Retreat