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1. Mindful Educator Teacher Training Introductory Session

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/21/2017

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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.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees

Dates: 8/22/2017

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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

3. SLS Follett / Destiny Professional Development

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/22/2017

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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.

4. Teaching Children in Poverty and Trauma

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/22/2017

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In our examination of the National Education Association's publication 2020 Poverty Handbook-Teaching children in Poverty and Trauma-we will delve what is behind the behaviors our students engage in and into the specific strategies that we as educators can implement to address the challenges we face teaching students who experience poverty and trauma.

5. SLS Cataloging

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 8/23/2017

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Cataloging Workshop with John Schuster (from OPALS). This workshop is not exclusive to OPALS users, but anyone who would like a session examining MARC records with an eye towards cataloging practices that provide your school community with a catalog that is dynamic and provides your collection with as many access points as possible. The workshop will look at MARC records and address their varied fields and subfields. During the session many resources will be provided to assist your cataloging processes. We will also look at standards with regard to call numbers, prefixes, suffixes, and other "notes" type access points or data that may be valuable to the library for collection management. Cataloging is not system specific; John will use OPALS but can also use other ILS systems as well.
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

7. Lead Evaluator Training (Initial)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Evaluators responsible for conducting and completing a teacher's or principal's evaluation

Dates: 8/29/2017

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.

8. Mindful Teaching ~ Begin Again

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Teachers

Dates: 8/29/2017

The question we most commonly ask is the ‘what’ question – what subjects shall we teach? When the conversation goes a bit deeper, we ask the ‘how’ question – what methods and techniques are required to teach well? Occasionally, when it goes deeper still, we ask the ‘why’ question – for what purposes and to what ends do we teach?” But seldom, if ever, do we ask the ‘who’ question – who is the self that teaches? How does the quality of my selfhood form – or deform – the way I relate to my students, my subject, my colleagues, my world? How can educational institutions sustain and deepen the selfhood from which good teaching comes?” —Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach This half day will provide educators the opportunity to consider and reflect on the place within that guides who they are as an educator, to establish a grounding to start the year.

9. CIC Meetings

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 9/15/2017 to 6/15/2018

New
Monthly meetings of the countywide Curriculum & Instruction Council members.

10. Mindful Educator Network Meetings

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/18/2017 to 5/29/2018

A network of mindful educators growing their practice personally and with their teaching practice. Ongoing we will examine the notion that "we teach who we are", what does means to be a mindful educator, how can we bring mindfulness to our students. This gathering will offer an open and trusting space to grow in this work and reflect on what we are learning.

11. SLS Joint Council & Communication Coordinators' Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 9/20/2017

SLS Joint Council & Communication Coordinators' Meeting

12. K-8 Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-8 ELA/Literacy Educators

Dates: 9/22/2017 to 5/18/2018

This year marks Year 10 for the K-8 Literacy Network! This year we will continue to focus on best practices in literacy, supporting our community of educators, professional dialogue as well as the ELA Standards revisions and implications.
Using the book Great Habits, Great Readers by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, we will engage with habits that grow great readers - "a deeply learned set of skills and strategies that students can access the instant they begin reading." Through this book study we will learn about the Reading-by-Habit model. The book will be provided and is included in the cost of the book study. The book includes a DVD of resources and video clips that will be utilized as part of this learning experience. This session is our book study kick off. We will engage in learning via Schoology with 2-3 additional follow up session to be scheduled with group input.

14. Mindful Communication *DATE CHANGE*

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/2/2017

Mindful communication occurs when you are truly present in the moment and listen with an open, nonjudgmental heart to the other person. This seems logical but many challenges exist: **We hear what we expect to hear rather than what is actually being said **We may have difficulty expressing emotions **We may lack good attention skills **We are very busy **We jump to conclusions **We want to get our thoughts expressed instead of listening to the other person "At work, mindful communication can help you think on your feet, seek out information in a collaborative manner, help you resolve conflict in ways that helps all parties be heard, and encourage transparency about processes. All of these things will improve relationships and enhance productivity." (from Tasting Mindfulness) This session will explore mindful communication, raise awareness of our own habits and provide practice the skills and strategies that lead to more mindful communication. **This workshop is free for CiTi BOCES component districts.

15. Cognitive Coaching Days 1-4

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/5/2017 to 10/26/2017

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.

16. High School Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School ELA educators

Dates: 10/13/2017 to 5/11/2018

This year we will continue to focus on best practices in literacy, supporting our community of educators, professional dialogue as well as the ELA Standards revisions and implications.

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees

Dates: 10/24/2017

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

18. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Council Members & Librarians

Dates: 11/14/2017

SLS Council Meeting

19. Cognitive Coaching Days 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 11/28/2017 to 12/12/2017

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.

20. SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 12/12/2017

SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

21. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Council Members & Librarians

Dates: 1/9/2018

SLS Council Meeting

22. SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/6/2018

SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

23. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Council Members & Librarians

Dates: 3/13/2018

SLS Council Meeting

24. SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 4/17/2018

SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

25. SLS Joint Council & Communication Coordinators' Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Administrators

Dates: 5/8/2018

Administrator of the Year and Librarian of the Year award presentation and breakfast.