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1. Staff Development Academy

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/17/2023 to 4/9/2024

As educators, we know learning is a lifelong adventure. It does not stop once we earn our degree. Research is clear, ongoing professional development increases teacher effectiveness as well as contribute to a culture of learning and a community of belonging. We also know from the principles of Andragogy that adult learners come with knowledge and life experience and want to be able to apply those lessons in new environments as well as an array of varying needs that are very different from student learners. The What, Why and How of our professional development opportunities have the power to persuade and transform people and systems. We also know that many of us landed in positions that require us to plan, lead and facilitate professional learning experiences without much training and guidance on how to do this effectively! Staff Development Academy is intended to build the capacity of leaders of professional development in all its forms, including meetings, presentations, and coaching experiences. Participants will learn a variety of concepts and skills to support them in this type of role, regardless of title/position.



• Designing for transformative learning experiences



• Planning for effective meetings



• Building community as foundational to learning and risk taking



• Communication skills supportive of learning and growing



• Understanding the change process



• Principles of Andragogy and why it matters



• Facilitator moves for engaging your audience



• And much more!

2. CIC Meetings 2023-2024

Program: School Improvement

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

Dates: 8/9/2023 to 6/7/2024

Monthly meetings of the countywide Curriculum & Instruction Council members.

3. K-5 Literacy Leaders Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: administrators, coaches, teacher leaders, grade level facilitators

Dates: 9/8/2023 to 5/17/2024

This is a new community that will be coming together to explore CKLA Amplify as a curriculum resource. We will examine:

• What do we want students to know and be able to do?

• How can we support teachers in the planning process?

• What is the purpose and design behind the different components to the Skills, Knowledge and integrated programs?

• What scaffolding and differentiation options might be most successful?

• What engagement strategies can teachers use? We hope to build the capacity of those that attend this community to be a literacy resource in their districts and buildings. Community Members: administrators, coaches, teacher leaders, grade level facilitators

4. OCDOT Meetings 2023-2024

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 9/15/2023 to 6/14/2024

OCDOT Meetings 2023-2024

5. Instructional Coaches Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/15/2023 to 6/7/2024

This community of educators will engage in professional dialogue around topics and issues intended to support the craft of coaching. Such topics as intentional trust and relationship building, growth producing feedback, communication skills, and mindful presence will be explored. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to bring issues and challenges to the table for exploration and support with colleagues.

6. Fine Arts Leaders Community

Program: Arts-In-Education

Audience: Fine Arts teachers, leaders, administrators

Dates: 9/25/2023 to 5/1/2024

Continuing the work this community started in 2022-23. This community focuses on work towards advocacy, program design, and other important factors that affect the fine art departments UPK-12. This community further encourages the growth and conversations regarding building strong Fine Arts programming from the Fine Arts Director/ Teacher Leaders' voices.

7. Counselor, Social Worker & Mental Health Personnel Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, Mental Health Support Personnel

Dates: 9/25/2023 to 3/25/2024

The intention of this learning community is to provide a space for exploration of and collaboration around the unique needs and challenges of the role of Counselors, Social Workers and Mental Health support personnel. We will also consider the role of social emotional learning in this context. Other topics include the prioritization of work, communicating clearly the parameters of roles, supporting Tier One instruction, addressing attendance concerns, graduation pathways, transitions plans and more. Differentiation based on levels and needs will occur at each session while building a community of support for staff in these challenging roles. Cultivating a professional community is necessary to offer the support needed to fulfill this role.

8. World Language Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: World Language Educators

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 5/21/2024

This community of educators will focus on professional dialogue aligned to rigorous tasks, standards alignment in curriculum and instruction, best practices for engaging with all students, and more. Who should attend? Any World Language teacher that wants to collaborate, learn, and grow as an educator. Additionally, if you are a teacher leader, all meeting materials and resources will be shared and can be used with your department and as turnkey opportunities.

9. 6-12 Math Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 6-12 Math Teachers

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 6/6/2024

This community of educators will focus on professional dialogue aligned to rigorous tasks, standards alignment in curriculum and instruction, best practices for engaging with all students, and more. Who should attend? Any secondary mathematics teacher that wants to collaborate, learn, and grow as an educator. Additionally, if you are a teacher leader, all meeting materials and resources will be shared and can be used with your department and as turnkey opportunities. Meeting format: In person sessions at CiTi Main Campus.

10. K-5 Math Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-5 Elementary

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 6/6/2024

This community of educators will focus on professional dialogue aligned to rigorous tasks, standards alignment in curriculum and instruction, best practices for engaging with all students, and more. Who should attend? Any elementary mathematics teacher that wants to collaborate, learn, and grow as an educator. Additionally, if you are a teacher leader, all meeting materials and resources will be shared and can be used with your department and as turnkey opportunities. Meeting format: In person sessions at CiTi Main Campus.

11. New Teacher Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/29/2023 to 5/9/2024

This community of educators will engage in professional dialogue around topics and issues intended to support new teachers as they deepen their practice in the first 5 years of teaching. Such topics as intentional trust and relationship building for classroom community, classroom management, planning to meet standards, SEL integration, mindful presence, and self-care will be explored. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to bring issues and challenges to the table for exploration and support with colleagues.

12. Elementary Principal Meeting 2023-2024

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary Principals

Dates: 10/3/2023 to 6/18/2024

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

13. Assistant Principal County-Wide Community Meetings 2023-2024

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/3/2023 to 6/6/2024

Assistant Principal County-Wide Community Meetings

14. Secondary Literacy Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary ELA/Reading Teachers & Instructional Coaches Grades (6-12)

Dates: 10/6/2023 to 5/31/2024

This community of educators will focus on professional dialogue aligned to culturally responsive practices in literacy, standards alignment in curriculum & instruction, evidence-based practices in reading and writing and more. Who should attend? ANY secondary teacher that embeds literacy practices in their subject area and wants to learn and grow. Additionally, if you are a teacher leader: ALL meeting materials/resources are shared and can be used with your department and as turn-key opportunities to create your own literacy community. Meeting format: Fall/Spring sessions will be in person. Winter Sessions will be virtual via zoom.

15. High School Principal Mtgs 2023-2024

Program: School Improvement

Audience: High School Principals

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 6/20/2024

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

16. Middle School Principal Mtgs 2023-2024

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 6/20/2024

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

17. Data Warehouse Meeting(s), Super Users ~ 2023-2024

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 5/8/2024

Data Warehouse Meeting(s), Super Users ~ 2023-2024

18. Special Education Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: special education teachers

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 5/15/2024

This community is for special education teachers. The purpose is to offer networking opportunities to enhance student learning. Teachers will have opportunities to share strategies around topics such as: differentiation, behavior, progress monitoring, goals, IEP writing, and more. This learning community is designed to connect and empower special education teachers. Dates: 10/11/23 1/24/24 5/15/24

19. School Tool Meeting(s), Super Users & Clerical Staff ~ 2023-2024

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 5/8/2024

School Tool Meeting(s), Super Users, 9am to 11am Super Users & Clerical Staff, 1pm to 3pm

20. Science Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Science Teachers (Elem & Secondary)

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 5/9/2024

This community of educators will focus on professional dialogue aligned to culturally responsive practices, NYS Science Learning Standards alignment in curriculum & instruction, changes in the new assessments at elementary/secondary, and more. Are you a department chair? An instructional coach? Teacher liaison? This community will support your needs as well. ALL meeting materials/resources are shared and can be used as turn-key opportunities to facilitate meetings with your own district or team. Meeting format: October and May sessions will be in person. January Session will be virtual via zoom.

21. Social Studies Learning Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Social Studies Teachers (Gr 5-12)

Dates: 10/25/2023 to 5/15/2024

This community of educators will focus on professional dialogue aligned to culturally responsive practices, standards alignment in curriculum & instruction, and Seal of Civic Readiness. Who should attend? ANY secondary teacher that wants to learn and grow. Additionally, if you are a teacher leader: ALL meeting materials/resources are shared and can be used with your department and as turn-key opportunities to create your own learning community. Meeting format: Fall/Spring sessions will be in person at CiTi Main Campus. Winter Session will be virtual via zoom.

22. Living Environment Community of Practice

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Living Environment/Life Science Teachers and Special Education Teachers

Dates: 1/9/2024 to 5/7/2024

Join a team of collaborative teachers looking to share best practices, explore phenomena for LE topics, and improve skills-based instruction!

23. LETRS Volume 2 Training ~ Units 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers of Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Comprehension

Dates: 1/10/2024 to 2/16/2024

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling LETRS Volume 2 focuses on the Language Comprehension strands of Scarborough's Reading Rope model: vocabulary, language and reading, comprehension, and writing. **PREREQUISITE: LETRS Volume 1 If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Yvette Muccini for arrangements (ymuccini@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Yvette Muccini 70 County Route 59 Phoenix, NY 13135 PLEASE NOTE: Training cost may increase if there are not 40 participants.

24. Science Learning Community Afternoon Session

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Science Teachers (Elem & Secondary)

Dates: 1/23/2024 to 5/9/2024

Apply learning from the morning Science Learning Community session, collaborate with community members, and consider how to best turnkey or implement the learning in your home distric

25. Performance Level Descriptions for Science Teachers: Designing Instruction (Part II)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 3-8 educators, teachers of Life Science: Biology or Earth and Space Science and supporting Special Educators

Dates: 3/7/2024

Starting Soon
Now that you understand how PLDs were designed and their intended purpose, collaborate with other teachers to design units of study or lessons that use PLDs to scaffold, differentiate, and ensure 3D instructional alignment. Or integrate PLDs into your existing curriculum. Implement immediately in your classroom! Please attend Introduction to Performance Level Descriptions for Science Teachers Part I as a prerequisite for participation.

26. Assessing the Revised NYS Learning Standards for World Languages

Program: School Improvement

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2024

In standards-based performance assessment, the question world language teachers should ask themselves is not "What do my learners know?" but rather "What can my learners do?” This workshop will provide guidance with examples for developing quality assessments that allow learners to demonstrate what they "can do” in the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational modes of communication. Participants will have opportunities to analyze examples and apply guidance to create their own input- and output-based assessment tasks. They will additionally identify evaluation criteria for output-based tasks using the NYS World Language Learning Standards Rubrics.

27. CiTi Sponsored Staff Development Day ~ ENL Teachers

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/11/2024

This day is intended to support ENL teachers with various topics of relevance as well as provide opportunity for collaborative conversations and planning. Agenda items will include:
• MTSS-I
• Building Awareness
• Language Forms and Functions
• Academic and Linguistic Demands Document
• Scaffolding

28. CiTi Sponsored Teaching Assistant Mini-Conference

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

This regional offering is an opportunity for participants to choose up to four sessions from a menu of topics. Topics will include Resilience, Gratitude & Self- Care, TCIS Refreshers, Into to Restorative Practices, Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers, Stop the Bleed, Basic First Aid, AND MORE! This registration will enroll you for the day while session registrations will be released closer to the conference.

29. Hues in Harmony: CiTi BOCES Fine Arts PD Day

Program: Arts-In-Education

Audience: Art, Music, Theatre, Dance educators, Teaching Artist, Community Partners

Dates: 3/11/2024

Join us on March 11th for our regional professional development. This day is all about our different connections coming together to create fantastic learning experiences. In partnership with CNY/Oswego Teaching Center, we are excited to share some of our special guests who have come to share their talents and add to our neighborhood! We are excited to have David Seligman from State Ed with us, along with visual arts educator and AIE Erie BOCES 1 coordinator, Daniel Lynch. Educational Director, Mary-Catherine Chambliss, from iTheatrics will be sharing multiple ways of infusing fun, creativity, and advocacy through theatre into our classrooms. Dr. Jill Reese from SUNY Fredonia will be leading multiple workshops from Ukuleles to Classroom management, while Dr. Christian Bernhard will be diving into the world of improvisation for Band and Orchestra educators. Symphoria will be joining us, along with Elite Gaming. We are also excited for the other sessions provided by our fantastic CNY educators such as Steve Defren, Carrie Wilson, Erin Althen, Cam Brown, and more! We will have food truck vendor Elm Street Tacos with us that day as well! This will be a day you do not want to miss!

30. March 2024 Professional Development ~ Counselors, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, Mental Health Workers

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Counselors, social workers, behavior specialists, mental health workers etc

Dates: 3/11/2024

This day is intended to support this group of student support personnel with various topics of relevance as well as provide opportunity for collaborative conversations and planning. Featured Presentations include:


• Diane Godfrey/DSS - procedure/regulations surrounding safety plans, temporary and permanent removals

• Care Management Services Presentation

• Group Collaboration - Discussion of clarity around roles, responsibilities, philosophies and other topics

• Kim Sheppard (TCIS trainer) presenting on strategies for aggressive behavior and power struggles

• Further Collaboration & Closure
Lunch is on your own.

31. March 2024 Professional Development Day- Librarian Collaboration

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 3/11/2024

Participants will collaborate on vital work, including guaranteed, viable curriculum and practical ideas for integrating the CSDF.
Dr. Seymour's research involves the exploration of issues related to the physical education profession including educational policy influences, pedagogical and assessment practices, social justice, and coaching. He will join Oswego County Educators to discuss the physical literacy construct and how it connects to K-12 physical education programs, review the revised The NYS Physical Education Learning Standards (2020), make connections to everyday practice including curricular planning and assessment, and describe the contents of the CAGD2. The costs includes a text and may be less based on number of participants. In addition, members of NYS AHPERD will save $40.

33. Oswego County Health Educators Professional Development Consortium

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Health Educators

Dates: 3/11/2024

Oswego County Health Educators are invited to join the professional development offerings at Central Square on March 11th. The morning sessions will include an overview of the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) and More Than Sad: Suicide Prevention Education for Teachers and Other School Personnel. The HECAT is aligned with the National Health Standards and is based on the Characteristics of Effective Health Education. The More than Sad training helps all educators recognize signs of mental health distress and students and refer them for help. The afternoon sessions will include using the HEACT to assess current curriculums being taught in health classrooms and creating/sharing instructional best practices in Health Education.

34. Science: Designing 3D Lessons for Mastery of NYSSLS

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary Science Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2024

Design a 5E lesson that incorporates Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts! Choose your own performance expectation(s) for lesson design, receive feedback from other teachers, and build your NYSSLS lesson library!

35. March 2024 Professional Development - An intro to AAC (Double Session)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: TA

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
AAC stands for Augmentative and alternative communication Throughout this presentation we will take participants through : what is AAC?, We will engage participants and guide them through the importance of modeling and how to model on devices. We will be able to answer any questions, go over some common myths about AAC . This presentation will also provide time for hands-on "practice" on the most common applications our students use. i.e Touchchat, LAMP WFL and Proloquo2go.

36. March 2024 Professional Development - Resilience (Double Session)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Is an engrossing study of how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be linked to destructive behavior and medical diseases. It also details the growing movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
This session we will go through setting up the right conditions for connecting with kids in crisis; linking emotions with language, sharing skills one needs as well as providing opportunities for participants to practice these skills.
This session will focus on the distinction between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and attraction. Data will be shared regarding the experiences of LGBTQ students in NY state schools and a review of expectations from the NYSED June 2023 Transgender and Gender Expansive Legal Update will be shared.
This refresher will begin to cover the most recent updates to the TCIS curriculum. Topics covered will include the effects of trauma on the brain, the importance of relationships as we handle crisis situations, and the LSI. Attendees of this training should have previously taken the initial 5 day or 3 day TCIS course.
This session will focus on assisting students with developmental delays and intellectual disabilities. There will be skills and strategies for intervening and deescalating students with these disabilities when they are in crisis.




• In this session, you will be shown the basics of Google Drive. We will discuss the differences between "My Drive," "Shared Drives," and "Shared with me,." We will talk about the different Google file types, and basic Drive navigation and organization. If there is time, participants will have worktime to organize their own Drives. Please be sure to bring your own devices and please be sure to know your work Google credentials.



• Please bring your own devices to the training so that if we have time for independent worktime, you can work in your own Google Drive while we're together.
It's been over a year since Micron announced plans to open one of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturing plant a few miles from Oswego County's border. This workshop will explore Micron, semiconductor manufacturing, and the skills and careers that will be in high demand from students in our school districts. Participants will not only walk away with a better understanding of this new industry to our region, but also have practical tools and resources to support students in exploring and pursuing education and career pathways in STEM.
During this workshop we will explore research behind how our brains process language and what skills are needed to write. Participants will take-away strategies to support struggling writers in skills to generate ideas and construct well written sentences/composition.
A key intervention not only for our own well-being but for those around us, including students, is our ability to recognize when we are in a dysregulated state (self-awareness) and choose to respond wisely (self-management). This requires us to cultivate habits and practices from which we draw in order to manage our own energy and nervous system.

45. March 2024 Professional Development Session 1: Strengthen your self compassion

Program: School Improvement

Audience: everyone

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Did you know that "self compassion yields a number of benefits, including lower levels of anxiety and depression? ( Harvard Health) When we raise our awareness of when challenging or suffering events or periods begin, we can enact learned self-compassion acts to help reduce possible effects such as anxiety or depression. Participants will walk away with strategies to cultivate their self compassion and strengthen student relationships

46. March 2024 Professional Development Session 1: Supporting Struggling Readers

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

During this workshop participants will learn tips and tricks to enhance their ability to work with struggling readers. We will explore how to use the gradual release method to create independence and routines that can be used to support students in decoding unknown words. You will leave the workshop with concrete strategies to support your students.
This session will focus on developing a mindset and a language that helps to foster a trauma sensitive community, and understanding the empathetic, trauma-based response. Also, the session will include how creating and maintaining positive relationships, with healthy boundaries, with students can increase positive outcomes to challenging situations.
This training is a basic suicide prevention awareness training with important central messages of recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process, and making warm handoffs and is appropriate for all school administration, faculty, and staff. Upon completion of the training, staff will be able to: Review the importance of suicide prevention Describe the Characteristics of at-risk students Outline educators' limited but critical role Clarify building referral procedures Identify school and community resources
This session we will go through setting up the right conditions for connecting with kids in crisis; linking emotions with language, sharing skills one needs as well as providing opportunities for participants to practice these skills.

50. March 2024 Professional Development - Session 2: Basic Google Apps

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed



• In this session, we will touch on the three most used Google Apps in the Google Suite for Education: Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. (Think: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.) We will go over each one and basic functionality generally, and then we will talk about the collaborative nature of these apps as they apply to education. Please be sure to bring your own devices and please be sure to know your work Google credentials.


• Please bring your own devices to the training so that if we have time for independent worktime, you can work in your own Google Drive while we're together.
Building and strengthening relationships and community is a critical component of school culture. During this introductory experience, participants will be exposed to fundamental practices for engaging with students in the school setting. Topics include the importance of being explicit about practice, how to set high expectations while being supportive, and ways to build community in your setting. They will learn about the restorative practices continuum, social discipline window and proactive circles. (LUNCH 11:00-12:00)
A key intervention not only for our own well-being but for those around us, including students, is our ability to recognize when we are in a dysregulated state (self-awareness) and choose to respond wisely (self-management). This requires us to cultivate habits and practices from which we draw in order to manage our own energy and nervous system.

53. March 2024 Professional Development Session 2 The Brain, Belonging, and Bias. Why it Matters

Program: School Improvement

Audience: TA

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
This session will focus on the brain science on how a feeling of lack of belonging and the existence of bias can negatively impact a student's full potential. Participants will learn about the similarities and differences between hyper and hypo activation of the brain and be provided with strategies to assist students when they have had emotional hijacks.
During this workshop we will explore research behind how our brains process language and what skills are needed to write. Participants will take-away strategies to support struggling writers in skills to generate ideas and construct well written sentences/composition.

55. March 2024 Professional Development Session 2: Supporting Struggling Readers

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

During this workshop participants will learn tips and tricks to enhance their ability to work with struggling readers. We will explore how to use the gradual release method to create independence and routines that can be used to support students in decoding unknown words. You will leave the workshop with concrete strategies to support your students.

56. March 2024 Professional Development Session 2: The Teenage Brain Book Highlights

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Written for parents and educators, Frances E. Jensen, MD explores the adolescent brain function and development in the context of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision making. She helps readers to understand the adolescent brain is not an adult one, but encompasses vitally important stages of brain development that can directly influence how we engage with youth.
This training is a basic suicide prevention awareness training with important central messages of recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process, and making warm handoffs and is appropriate for all school administration, faculty, and staff. Upon completion of the training, staff will be able to: Review the importance of suicide prevention Describe the Characteristics of at-risk students Outline educators' limited but critical role Clarify building referral procedures Identify school and community resources

58. March 2024 Professional Development - An intro to AAC (Double Session)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: TA

Dates: 3/11/2024

AAC stands for Augmentative and alternative communication Throughout this presentation we will take participants through : what is AAC?, We will engage participants and guide them through the importance of modeling and how to model on devices. We will be able to answer any questions, go over some common myths about AAC . This presentation will also provide time for hands-on "practice" on the most common applications our students use. i.e Touchchat, LAMP WFL and Proloquo2go.

59. March 2024 Professional Development - Resilience (Double Session)

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Is an engrossing study of how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be linked to destructive behavior and medical diseases. It also details the growing movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.
This session we will go through setting up the right conditions for connecting with kids in crisis; linking emotions with language, sharing skills one needs as well as providing opportunities for participants to practice these skills.

61. March 2024 Professional Development - Session 3 Human Identity, Much More Than Pink or Blue

Program: School Improvement

Audience: TA

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
This session will focus on the distinction between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression and attraction. Data will be shared regarding the experiences of LGBTQ students in NY state schools and a review of expectations from the NYSED June 2023 Transgender and Gender Expansive Legal Update will be shared.
This refresher will begin to cover the most recent updates to the TCIS curriculum. Topics covered will include the effects of trauma on the brain, the importance of relationships as we handle crisis situations, and the LSI. Attendees of this training should have previously taken the initial 5 day or 3 day TCIS course.
This session will focus on assisting students with developmental delays and intellectual disabilities. There will be skills and strategies for intervening and deescalating students with these disabilities when they are in crisis.
This hands-on, interactive workshop for TA's will continue the discussion of Artificial Intelligence and the tools available that are changing the way we empower ourselves and our students. We will have conversations about the possibilities, academic integrity and how prompting and practice can help you get the most out of the tool you select.
During this session we will explore play strategies to build a classroom community based on the work of Howard Moody. We will also continue to explore the importance of Social Emotional Learning as the foundation in all classrooms. We will have the opportunity to design a vision board for what you want your school to look like.

66. March 2024 Professional Development Session 3: Strengthen your self Compassion

Program: School Improvement

Audience: everyone

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Did you know that "self compassion yields a number of benefits, including lower levels of anxiety and depression? ( Harvard Health) When we raise our awareness of when challenging or suffering events or periods begin, we can enact learned self-compassion acts to help reduce possible effects such as anxiety or depression. Participants will walk away with strategies to cultivate their self compassion and strengthen student relationships

67. March 2024 Professional Development Session 3: Supporting Struggling Readers

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

During this workshop participants will learn tips and tricks to enhance their ability to work with struggling readers. We will explore how to use the gradual release method to create independence and routines that can be used to support students in decoding unknown words. You will leave the workshop with concrete strategies to support your students.
This session will focus on developing a mindset and a language that helps to foster a trauma sensitive community, and understanding the empathetic, trauma-based response. Also, the session will include how creating and maintaining positive relationships, with healthy boundaries, with students can increase positive outcomes to challenging situations.

69. March 2024 Professional Development Teaching Assistant Conference Session 3- Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Talk Saves Lives is an evidence-based suicide prevention program developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The program is designed to provide participants with an understanding of suicide, risk factors and warning signs, and strategies for preventing suicide like starting conversations and how to connect them with resources and supports.

70. March 2024 Professional Development- County Speech Language Pathologist Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Speech Language Pathologists

Dates: 3/11/2024

This collaborative session will include a 60 minute presentation to discuss strategies and evidenced based research/practice related to improving listening, learning and literacy skills of students with auditory based challenges. Learner outcomes will include an increased understanding of auditory processing disorder and the use of screening tools and intervention-based activities to improve student outcomes.
This training is a basic suicide prevention awareness training with important central messages of recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process, and making warm handoffs and is appropriate for all school administration, faculty, and staff. Upon completion of the training, staff will be able to: Review the importance of suicide prevention Describe the Characteristics of at-risk students Outline educators' limited but critical role Clarify building referral procedures Identify school and community resources

72. March 11th PD Day - Supporting Adaptive Equipment Needs for Students with Physical Disabilities

Program: School Improvement

Audience: OT, COTA, PT, PTA

Dates: 3/11/2024

New
This session is intended to be a county wide collaboration for occupational therapists (OTR & COTA) and physical therapists (PT & PTA) serving both school age and/or preschool students. The main focus will be collaborating on how to support students with various physical disabilities, most of whom are wheelchair users, with adaptive equipment and other strategies in the school setting. This session will include a presentation from NuMotion (Seating & Mobility Equipment Company) related to Medicare compliance, and also a presentation and some equipment examples from Sunrise Medical (Manufacturer). This session will be facilitated and hosted by the Phoenix CSD therapy team, with a round table discussion collaborating on successes and challenges of integrating adaptive equipment into student's daily routines. If you plan on attending this session, we greatly appreciate it if you could please complete the following Google Form (by 3/6 if possible) so that we can gather some information about our audience and how to optimize this PD session. https://forms.gle/NfXX4AbX2WQjT5h56

73. Distance Learning SPRING 2023 Facilitator Meeting

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: Distance Learning Facilitators

Dates: 3/11/2024

New
This session is intended/appropriate for the Distance Learning facilitators in each component district that subscribes to CITI's Distance Learning service.
This session we will go through setting up the right conditions for connecting with kids in crisis; linking emotions with language, sharing skills one needs as well as providing opportunities for participants to practice these skills.
During this session we will explore play strategies to build a classroom community based on the work of Howard Moody. We will also continue to explore the importance of Social Emotional Learning as the foundation in all classrooms. We will have the opportunity to design a vision board for what you want your school to look like.
This hands-on, interactive workshop for TA's will continue the discussion of Artificial Intelligence and the tools available that are changing the way we empower ourselves and our students. We will have conversations about the possibilities, academic integrity and how prompting and practice can help you get the most out of the tool you select.

77. March 2024 Professional Development Session 4: Staff Burnout and Self Care - (Central Square Only)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants (Central Square ONLY)

Dates: 3/11/2024

Prestation on staff burnout and how to take care of yourself.

78. March 2024 Professional Development Session 4: Supporting Struggling Readers

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

During this workshop participants will learn tips and tricks to enhance their ability to work with struggling readers. We will explore how to use the gradual release method to create independence and routines that can be used to support students in decoding unknown words. You will leave the workshop with concrete strategies to support your students.
This session will focus on the brain science on how a feeling of lack of belonging and the existence of bias can negatively impact a student's full potential. Participants will learn about the similarities and differences between hyper and hypo activation of the brain and be provided with strategies to assist students when they have had emotional hijacks.

80. March 2024 Professional Development Session 4: The Teenage Brain Book Highlights

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Written for parents and educators, Frances E. Jensen, MD explores the adolescent brain function and development in the context of learning and multitasking, stress and memory, sleep, addiction, and decision making. She helps readers to understand the adolescent brain is not an adult one, but encompasses vitally important stages of brain development that can directly influence how we engage with youth.

81. March 2024 Professional Development Teaching Assistant Conference Session 4: Talk Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teaching Assistants

Dates: 3/11/2024

Closed
Talk Saves Lives is an evidence-based suicide prevention program developed by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The program is designed to provide participants with an understanding of suicide, risk factors and warning signs, and strategies for preventing suicide like starting conversations and how to connect them with resources and supports.
This training is a basic suicide prevention awareness training with important central messages of recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process, and making warm handoffs and is appropriate for all school administration, faculty, and staff. Upon completion of the training, staff will be able to: Review the importance of suicide prevention Describe the Characteristics of at-risk students Outline educators' limited but critical role Clarify building referral procedures Identify school and community resources

83. Introduction to Performance Level Descriptions for Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, or Instructional Coaches in Math and Science

Dates: 3/18/2024

How can PLDs be used as a tool to focus teacher learning intentions and gain clarity about student mastery of learning during an instructional coaching session or observation? How do PLDs act as a roadmap to graduation for students? Learn how to focus your attention on what matters most for student learning and mastery in a Science or Math classroom during coaching sessions or observations.

84. Introduction to Performance Level Descriptions for Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, or Instructional Coaches in Math and Science

Dates: 3/18/2024

How can PLDs be used as a tool to focus teacher learning intentions and gain clarity about student mastery of learning during an instructional coaching session or observation? How do PLDs act as a roadmap to graduation for students? Learn how to focus your attention on what matters most for student learning and mastery in a Science or Math classroom during coaching sessions or observations.

85. Algebra I Community of Practice

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Algebra I Teachers and Co-Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2024 to 5/16/2024

Are you concerned about the new exam this year? Looking for new ways to engage and motivate students? Wondering how interventions look in different schools? If you are an Algebra I teacher, this is the community for you! Join this solutions focused community in discussing the challenges and unknowns of Algebra I.

86. Remix General Music - Teacher Experience

Program: Arts-In-Education

Audience: Music teachers

Dates: 3/23/2024

The first-ever general elementary music experience is here! A day full of singing, playing, moving, and building community for our 3rd and 4th graders. For teachers - this is a day where you get the chance to watch lead teachers in action! Partnered with CNY/OC Teacher Center, each teacher will be provided the different lesson plans and activities from the experience that day, while seeing the lessons in real-time with students. This unique opportunity crafts a wonderful connection for any general music teacher to have a moment to share and connect with different elementary teachers from around the area. You don't want to miss this!

87. Leveling Up with Science and Engineering Practices

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers of Science

Dates: 3/26/2024

Have you examined the PLDs and noticed that students may be performing under the grade level expectation? Are you seeking strategies and tools to help them level up? In this workshop, explore instructional moves and shifts to engage students at higher levels by focusing on SEPs. Prior knowledge of PLDs is helpful but not required.
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 district 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. Send attention Roseann Bayne. NO CASH please, to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

89. Leveling Up with Science and Engineering Practices

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers of Science

Dates: 3/27/2024

Have you examined the PLDs and noticed that students may be performing under the grade level expectation? Are you seeking strategies and tools to help them level up? In this workshop, explore instructional moves and shifts to engage students at higher levels by focusing on SEPs. Prior knowledge of PLDs is helpful but not required.

90. Partnership Passport: Red House

Program: Arts-In-Education

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/4/2024

Join us for a new community partners series. This series is designed to showcase experiences with our community partners, create engaging and fun learning opportunities, and showcase cultural and artistic experiences for all teachers in our CNY community. Teachers will get a chance to tour the space, engage in age specific PD designed by the community partner, and then have a social hour sponsored by a local restaurant. Join us for our first community event at Redhouse in Syracuse with food sponsored by Epicuse. We are excited for you to join us on this journey as we tour CNY.

91. Earth and Space Sciences Community of Practice

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Earth and Space Sciences Teachers

Dates: 4/10/2024 to 5/15/2024

Are you looking to collaborate with teachers across Oswego County to share best practices, design lessons, and consider implementation of the new investigations? Join this Community of Practice for an opportunity to learn more about how other schools are implementing NYSSLS and create useful classroom resources!

92. Introduction to Performance Level Descriptions for Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, or Instructional Coaches in Math and Science

Dates: 4/15/2024

How can PLDs be used as a tool to focus teacher learning intentions and gain clarity about student mastery of learning during an instructional coaching session or observation? How do PLDs act as a roadmap to graduation for students? Learn how to focus your attention on what matters most for student learning and mastery in a Science or Math classroom during coaching sessions or observations.

93. Introduction to Performance Level Descriptions for Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, or Instructional Coaches in Math and Science

Dates: 4/15/2024

How can PLDs be used as a tool to focus teacher learning intentions and gain clarity about student mastery of learning during an instructional coaching session or observation? How do PLDs act as a roadmap to graduation for students? Learn how to focus your attention on what matters most for student learning and mastery in a Science or Math classroom during coaching sessions or observations.

94. TCIS Trainer Learning Community

Program: Exceptional Education

Audience: TCIS Trainers

Dates: 4/17/2024

TCIS Trainers from across the county will meet to discuss required recertification and planning trainings, use of data for decision making, record keeping, needs for support, etc.
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 district 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. Send attention Roseann Bayne. NO CASH please, to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

96. Powerful Partnerships Meeting 3

Program: Arts-In-Education

Dates: 6/4/2024

Music Mentorship program for their last community gathering of the year. This is where we build community to support our new teachers within the Central New York region for professional learning and guidance in the music classroom.

97. Math at Work

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teacher Leaders, Administrators, Department Chairs, Facilitators and Coaches

Dates: 7/8/2024 to 7/9/2024

Participants will:



• Experience demonstrations of how to help students persevere in, understand, and apply mathematics every day.



• Identify high-quality assessment criteria and Tier 2 intervention strategies to target students who struggle to learn mathematics.



• Examine teacher teams' actions that lead to significant increases in mathematics achievement.



• Learn how to apply the four critical questions of a PLC to improve daily planning and teaching through formative processes for lessons, homework, and assessment tasks.



• Use discussion tools and inquiry protocols to unpack essential learning standards, deeply examine grade-level progressions, and effectively use higher-level cognitive demand tasks in class every day.



• Create a network of new colleagues and acquire new ideas and promising practices during the role-alike session.

98. NYS Lab Investigations: HS Life Science Exploration

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/16/2024

This workshop's focus is for Life Science educators to explore the three required High School Lab Investigations. Instructional coaches and administrators would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to 3 dimensional learning at the high school level.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the New York State Science Learning Standards

-Have a hands-on experience with Lab Investigations

-Collaborate on strategies for successful implementation in the classroom

There will be a one hour lunch on your own.

99. 2024 BOCES Senior Leadership & Big 5 Senior Leadership Retreat - Adapting to Change

Program: School Improvement

Audience: BOCES Senior Leadership & Big 5 Senior Leadership

Dates: 7/18/2024 to 7/19/2024

Join us for this unique opportunity for school district and BOCES Senior Leadership teams from throughout NY State to have the opportunity to meet and discuss "Adjusting to Change” in the ever-changing educational landscape. The two-day program will include a keynote address, breakout sessions, leadership activities and job-alike conversations. Typical Attendees by Title Include: District Superintendents, Assistant & Deputy Superintendents, Directors, Coordinators. Typical Attendees by Program/Department: Student Programs, Technology, Business Office, Instructional Support, Human Resources/Legal, Public Relations, O&M. The following meals are included with your registration - breakfast and lunch on Thursday 7/18 and breakfast on Friday 7/19.

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