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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

2. Book Talk: Who's Doing the Work?

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 3/27/2017 to 4/10/2017

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Educators are concerned about students whose reading development plateaus, as well as those who face challenging texts without applying the strategies they've been taught. When such problems arise, our instinct is to do more. But when we summarize text before reading or guide students when they encounter difficult words, are we leading them to depend on our support? If we want students to use strategies independently, the authors believe we must question the ways our scaffolding is getting in the way.

3. SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/29/2017

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SLS Communication Coordinators' Meeting

4. Mindfulness in Education: Overview of the Research & Getting Started

Program: School Improvement

Audience: teachers, administrators, counselors and other educators intersted in learning more about mindfulness in education

Dates: 3/30/2017

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 after school 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. In the near future we will be offering the opportunity to engage in a book study using the recently released Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom by Jeanie Iberlin (forward by Robert J. Marzano). This book study will be set up in Schoology with at least two face to face opportunities provided. Ongoing support for the exploration of mindfulness will be offered as well. Once you are registered, you will be given access to a Schoology group with a collection of resources and information on this topic.

5. OPALS Users Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Teachers

Dates: 3/31/2017

Presentation with John Schuster on the updates, enhancements and usage of OPALS

6. Research Ambassadors

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians and Teachers already under the TPS Grant

Dates: 4/3/2017

Research Ambassadors

7. False Faces: The Mask of the Passive-Aggressive Child

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Educators K-6

Dates: 4/4/2017

This presentation provides participants with an understanding of the roots and evolution of passive-aggressive behavior and strategies for dealing with that behavior. Although not blatantly acting out or aggressive, children who exhibit passive aggressive behavior can be among the most perplexing and frustrating type of children to work with. Their mild, yet persistent, nudging at the rules has a cumulative effect and their actions wear away at those who work with them.

8. NYSUT: Ensuring Mathematical Understanding

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/5/2017

Participants will develop an understanding of the math instructional shifts required by the NYS Math Learning Standards. Using close reading of the progressions and standards for their grade level, participants will create a roadmap for classroom instruction. Participants will gain familiarity with learning tasks that exemplify the rigor of the standards and examine questioning techniques designed to help push students' thinking forward. Each participant will need a copy of the NYS Math Learning Standards for their own grade level or a device to view the standards.

9. School Leadership Transformation Academy Series - Session 7

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 4/5/2017

School Leadership Transformation Academy Series. Future dates - 5/3, and 6/7. Must Sign Up for each date individually. Questions please contact mallard@citiboces.org

10. Science Teacher Network - Using Math and Computational Thinking (K-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Science Teachers

Dates: 4/6/2017

Mathematical representations help students establish and understand the relationships and principals that ground scientific thought. This workshop will focus on helping teachers integrate math computation and thinking into science instruction in order to help their students make prediction and understand relationships in science. Open to all science teachers K-12.

11. NYSUT: Engaging the Disruptive Student

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/6/2017

What can you do when you have students who disrupt the learning is your classroom? This seminar will discuss the many strategies to enhance personal effectiveness with disruptive students and get student learning back on track.

12. LOTE Teacher Network - Assessing Listening Skills (7-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Foreign Language (LOTE) Teachers

Dates: 4/11/2017

This workshop will focus on developing assessments for Listening skills in the foreign language classroom. Teachers will gain skills to develop specialized rubrics based on the targeted listening tasks. Listening assessment prompts will be developed collaboratively and shared county-wide through the LOTE Teacher Network Schoology site.

13. NYSUT: Instructional Supports for English Language Learners

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/12/2017

English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing student population in schools, and they must be considered when NYS ELA/Literacy and Math Standards are implemented. Geared for general education teachers, this seminar will help participants design effective content-area instruction while they explore research-based strategies, instructional guidelines and resources for helping ELLs succeed.
This follow up to the Building Blocks of Differentiation course is designed to offer you continued support as you strive to become a skilled Differentiated Instruction practitioner. You will be asked to come to this session prepared to describe your applications of DI over the past month, your documentation of student impact, your successes, and challenges you are facing. The aim of this session is for peers to learn from each other by discussing and working through these challenges as a group. The instructor will facilitate group discussions to help you build your ability to recall and apply theories learned to the real life challenges presented by the class. Additional strategies will be incorporated to further add to your DI toolbox.

15. NYSUT ONLINE: Participating in Student-Led Discussions

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/24/2017 to 5/24/2017

Participants will explore techniques designed to ensure that all students contribute to classroom discussions in an environment where students help to ensure that all voices are heard. This seminar explores how to ask high-quality questions that deepen student understanding, methods for promoting student learning through discussion, and ways to ensure meaningful student contributions to the discussions.
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 Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please. Send attention Roseann Bayne, CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

17. Building Blocks of Differentiation, Part II Pre-requisite: Building Blocks of Differentiation Part I

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Those who have completed the pre-requisite course required.

Dates: 4/26/2017 to 5/17/2017

This course continues to expand your thinking about differentiation. In addition to introducing advanced DI strategies, the instructor will shift our thinking beyond incorporating differentiation strategies to a process of lesson planning and a focus on building a differentiated classroom. You will develop a new understanding of your role as the teacher and manager of a differentiated classroom. New strategies will be introduced to assist in enabling student and parents to understand and feel comfortable in a new environment. During this course your instructor will help you apply new knowledge and practice new strategies. You will develop and implement a strategic plan to incorporate differentiation into your lesson plans and the classroom; leverage student learning models while instructing students and managing varying student needs; apply strategies to introduce students and parents to a new and differentiated learning environment. Sharing out and peer discussion will be utilized throughout this program to support your transition and growth. Methods of documenting results will be explored.

18. National Board: Writing

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers who are on the path to completing their Board certification

Dates: 4/29/2017

This workshop supports teachers who are on the path to Board certification.

19. School Leadership Transformation Academy Series - Session 8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: School Leadership

Dates: 5/3/2017

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

20. 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

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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

28. LOTE Teacher Network - Creating Balanced Assessments (7-12)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Foreign Language (LOTE) Teachers

Dates: 6/5/2017

Summarizing the year-long workshops, this final meeting will focus on creating and building balanced LOTE assessments. Development of a standards-aligned summative, performance or authentic assessments can be selected individually by teacher. Skills to develop test blueprints will form the focus for the balanced assessment creation work.

29. 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.

30. 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

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. NYSUT: Understanding the Role of Formative Assessment

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/28/2017

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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.

34. 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.

35. 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.