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1. Book Study: Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/13/2020

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"This book builds on a simple premise: good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher." ~Parker J. Palmer At a time of such change, exploring the inner landscape of the teacher is of the utmost importance. Join us for this summer book study of renewal. We will have an initial zoom meeting as indicated in this listing. we will as a group determine 3 dates for gathering either online or in person at an outdoor space TBD. Courage to Teach focuses neither on technique, nor directly on school reform, but rather on renewing the inner lives of professionals in education. Courage to Teach® helps teachers: *Renew heart, mind, and spirit through the exploration of the inner landscape of a teacher's life. *Reconnect to one's identity and integrity-identifying and honoring gifts and strengths, and acknowledging limits. *Create a context for careful listening and deep connection that also honors diversity in person and profession. *Create safe spaces and trusting relationships in their schools, with their students and colleagues, and within their communities. *Explore the connection between attending to the inner life of educators and the renewal of public education. Our initial meeting will be on the dated listed here and we will set our meeting dates for the rest of the summer. Total hours: 15

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

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees

Dates: 7/14/2020 to 7/15/2020

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This 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. This training will be delivered in two - three hour sessions via Zoom. Participants will be emailed a link to the email address associated with their MLP account the morning of the training. No cost 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 payable to CiTi Treasurer, NO CASH please. Send to: Roseann Bayne, CiTi BOCES, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

3. LETRS Training - Volume 1 Module 1-4 ***ONLINE***

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/14/2020 to 8/13/2020

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

4. TCIS Refresher - Understanding the Power Struggle and How to Avoid it

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 7/15/2020

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Participants will participate in discussions and activities via zoom related to the phases leading to the Power Struggle, recognizing staff responses to individual students, the impact of language on relationships, managing expectations, and understanding consequences.

5. TCIS Refresher - Understanding Emotional Competence

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 7/15/2020

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Participants will revisit and explore the concept of emotional competence. Participants will also discuss the Stress Model of Crisis and knowing our students by discussing baseline behaviors and student needs and wants. What happens when staff can't meet the needs and wants? How do we teach coping skills to help students regulate their response to stress and disappointment?

6. TCIS Refresher - Physical Restraint

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 7/16/2020

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Participants will participate in discussion regarding physical restraints and if they should be used. Using video and zoom, participants will review and discuss protective interventions, physical restraints, and the importance of documentation and language.

7. Building & Nurturing Resilience Check In Summer Zoom Call #3

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/16/2020

We will gather weekly to explore resilience practices and cultivate a community of support.

8. TCIS Refresher - Building a safe and positive culture through understanding behavior

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 7/16/2020

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Participants will participate in activities and discussion related to the classroom milieu and things that we need to be mindful of coming out of the COVID Pause, including safety and concerns related to returning to in-person classroom, crisis communication and active listening, and crisis co-regulation.

9. LETRS Training - Volume 1 Module 1-4 ***ONLINE***

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 8/18/2020

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

10. LETRS Training - Volume 2 Module 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/31/2020

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***ONLINE OFFERING*** Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling Participants will receive a weblink prior to the start of class. All sessions will be online.
This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential. Through the practice of embodied mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--we increase our emotional resilience, recognize our own biases, and become less reactive when triggered. Join this four meeting book study to engage in discourse to move ourselves and our communities towards equity. We will hold our meetings at a local park. An informational meeting to address book distribution, materials needed for each meeting will be held on July 20th, 9:00am via Zoom.

12. SEL Leaders Network Summer Meetings

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/21/2020 to 8/18/2020

The mindset and skills of SEL are needed now more than ever as we navigate our current world in our own lives and as we educate and support our students, colleagues and community. This group continues to learn and grow in our efforts to foster SEL and mindfulness practices. We will work together to support re-entry with SEL as a focus and the ongoing development of SEL in our schools. These two summer meetings will lay the groundwork for our ongoing work into the school year. Meeting dates for the school year are TBD.

13. What will we say the first days back?

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 7/28/2020

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Re-entry conversations have been at the top of everyone's mind since we initially went home. Conversations with students about what they experienced, how they are coping, and what we all can do to build our emotional resilience will be a crucial first step for anyone in education. Together, we will draw connection from our emotional resilience to what gaps students will have in developing coping, advocating, and essentially, resilience skills of their own. We will explore strategies and resources related to their experiences from the pandemic to the racial justice protests to foster a culturally responsive environment.

14. Cultivating a Mindfulness Practice through Writing and Meditation

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Anyone interested in Mindfulness-All level of experience welcome!

Dates: 7/31/2020 to 8/26/2020

Summer is the perfect time to nourish and develop new habits. Together we will meet over a series of days at Onondaga Parkway (for better social distancing) to enrich our personal mindfulness practice. We will spend time writing, engaging in collaborative discourse, and ending with a guided meditation. We will have a mandatory information zoom meeting to further layout the logistics and session requirements (like bringing a camping chair, water, journal). Your hours for this series will be accumulative based on how many sessions you attend--only attend the sessions that fit your summer schedule. Each session will be 1.5 hours. The Zoom meeting will be July 31, 2020 at 9:00am-10:00am. The link for this meeting will be emailed 30 minutes prior to start time.

15. LETRS Training - Volume 2 Module 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/17/2020

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***ONLINE OFFERING*** Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling Participants will receive a weblink prior to the start of class. All sessions will be online.

16. TCIS Refresher - Understanding the Power Struggle and How to Avoid it

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 8/3/2020

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Participants will participate in discussions and activities via zoom related to the phases leading to the Power Struggle, recognizing staff responses to individual students, the impact of language on relationships, managing expectations, and understanding consequences.

17. TCIS Refresher - Understanding Emotional Competence

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 8/3/2020

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Participants will revisit and explore the concept of emotional competence. Participants will also discuss the Stress Model of Crisis and knowing our students by discussing baseline behaviors and student needs and wants. What happens when staff can't meet the needs and wants? How do we teach coping skills to help students regulate their response to stress and disappointment?

18. TCIS Refresher - Physical Restraint

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 8/4/2020

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Participants will participate in discussions and activities via zoom related to the phases leading to the Participants will participate in discussion regarding physical restraints and if they should be used. Using video and zoom, participants will review and discuss protective interventions, physical restraints, and the importance of documentation and language.

19. Resilience Retreat for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 8/4/2020

"Taking care of yourself," writes the American Psychological Association, "helps to keep your mind and body primed to deal with situations that require resilience." Yet we often undervalue the importance of self care. Now more than ever, cultivating habits and rituals that nurture our resilience are necessary for our own well-being and the well-being of our communities. This half day educator retreat will offer opportunities to safely connect with a community of educators and to practice habits of resilience and self care. We will gather at Mexico Point Park - bring a chair, a snack, sunscreen and a journal! More information to come as the event nears.

20. TCIS Refresher - Building a safe and positive culture through understanding behavior

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: Staff members who are already certified in TCIS

Dates: 8/4/2020

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Participants will participate in activities and discussion related to the classroom milieu and things that we need to be mindful of coming out of the COVID Pause, including safety and concerns related to returning to in-person classroom, crisis communication and active listening, and crisis co-regulation.
We will cross our fingers for nice weather and gather in a local park TBD so that we can check in and offer support on our resilience journey. Bring a chair, a blanket, a snack, water and a journal! More details to follow.

22. Fostering Music Literacy

Program: Arts-In-Education

Audience: Music Teacher

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/12/2020

$50.00-Educators ; $25-College Students Please register in MLP and also here (copy and paste in your browser)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfz_3lse-GBEeRymwqfGOUm1BKQ1d2yKOOfxx-FCnWwOJyTKQ/viewform

Arts in Education subscribers should also fill out an Arts in Education request form when the forms open up for 2020-2021: one request form per district. (Ticket request - # of teachers x $50)
Workshop Description: Helping students become musically literate is central to the school, community, and church music curriculum. While there is much agreement about why we should teach sight singing and musicianship skills, there is less agreement about how we should teach those skills. Far too often students are taught to be savvy symbol decoders rather than independent literate musicians.
Working from the premise that students learn musical skills in much the same order as they do language skills, participants will explore how we learn music through hearing and imitating patterns before reading (translating notation into sound) and writing (translating sound into notation). The pedagogy also includes a sequence of instruction that results in a strong link between sound and notation.
The TAKADIMI rhythm-pedagogy system, a beat-oriented system whose originators see it as evolving from Gordon's syllables, will be incorporated. The rhythm syllables can easily be adapted to elementary through adult choral and instrumental rehearsals in the church and K-Collegiate setting.
Workshop participants will also be presented with teaching strategies and techniques for integrating and applying literacy skills to appropriate repertoire. Special attention will be given to the development of curriculum maps.

23. Leveraging the Power of SEL for Re-entry

Program: School Improvement

Audience: administration, teachers

Dates: 8/13/2020

Decades of research inform us of the power social emotional learning has positive student outcomes in academics, emotional intelligence, and long-term life achievements. While much uncertainty surrounds how and when school will reopen,we know that social and emotional learning (SEL) will be critical to re-engaging students, supporting adults, rebuilding relationships, and creating a foundation for academic learning, (CASEL 2020). This unprecedented shift to a new type of learning experience may have a lasting and profound impact on young people's academic, social, emotional, and life outcomes, (CASEL 2020). Together at this half day session, we will provide guidance on leading critical conversation necessary for staff and students upon re-entry and explore actionable recommendations from CASEL to support your reentry plan.

24. Dignity for All Students Act: Required Training for Certification/Licensure - delivered via Zoom

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Coaches, etc

Dates: 8/18/2020 to 8/19/2020

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 $75.00 for employees of districts which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $100.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114 All registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the mornings of the training. This email will be delivered to the email address associated with your MLP account. This workshop will take place over the course of two sessions, three hours in length. Full attendance to both sessions is necessary for DASA requirements.

25. What will we say the first days back?

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 8/25/2020

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Re-entry conversations have been at the top of everyone's mind since we initially went home. Conversations with students about what they experienced, how they are coping, and what we all can do to build our emotional resilience will be a crucial first step for anyone in education. Together, we will draw connection from our emotional resilience to what gaps students will have in developing coping, advocating, and essentially, resilience skills of their own. We will explore strategies and resources related to their experiences from the pandemic to the racial justice protests to foster a culturally responsive environment.

26. Elementary Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/22/2020 to 5/28/2021

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

27. High School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/23/2020 to 4/28/2021

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

28. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/24/2020 to 5/27/2021

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

29. CIC Meetings 2020-2021

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 9/25/2020 to 5/21/2021

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Monthly meetings of the countywide Curriculum & Instruction Council members.