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1. Great Habits, Great Readers Book Study

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-4 ELA educators

Dates: 12/18/2017

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This book study is for those interested in learning more about developing the classroom and student habits for reading. An opening book study has already been held. This is the follow up registration for those participants. If others would like to join this book study, please first contact Liane Benedict lbenedict@citiboces.org. Most of this book study will take place within Schoology. we will hold an mid-point and end of book study in person discussion as well.

2. A Discussion for the Design and Implementation of Computer Based Testing: General Overview and Student and Teacher Preparation

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Administrators, CSE Chairs, Testing Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders

Dates: 12/19/2017

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Please join us for the first in our 4 part series to discuss and plan for computer based testing for grades 3-8 assessments. Our first discussion centers around introducing your teachers to computer based testing and helping prepare students for taking their assessment on a device. We’ll share resources and discuss support models to ensure teachers and students are prepared to take their assessment on a device.

3. 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: 1/8/2018

The training will review the DASA regulations and updates; Review the roles and responsibilities of Dignity Act Coordinators; Share an overview of complaint process flow charts; Provide samples of DASA forms and investigation techniques; and provide an overview of best practices related to school-wide strategies for improved climate and culture. NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE 6hr REQUIRED TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION. No cost for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $50.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please; to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

4. School Related Professionals: Poverty & its Effects on Learning

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: School Related Professionals

Dates: 1/8/2018

This seminar explores the effects of poverty and other socioeconomic issues, on student learning. Focus will be centered on six types of poverty: generational, situational, absolute, relative, urban, and rural. The training will engage participants in various activities that will assist them in understanding how to effectively work with students from low socioeconomic status. During the program participants will discuss and examine how poverty affects learning, the importance of building relationships, connecting with the community, and creating a classroom environment that promotes learning through research-based practices.

5. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Council Members & Librarians

Dates: 1/9/2018

SLS Council Meeting

6. A Discussion for the Design and Implementation of Computer Based Testing: Facility & Technology Preparation

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Administrators, O & M, Tech Directors

Dates: 1/10/2018

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In this second session we will review the facility and technology preparation items necessary to successfully implement Computer Based Testing.
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

8. The Reading League: Spelling!

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/11/2018

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This live Reading League event will be facilitated by Drs. Kristen Munger, Michelle Duffy, and Maria Murray, and others. Gain insights to improve the spelling instruction provided to your students. What does research evidence say about spelling development and what it takes to make spelling instruction highly effective? This event will have break-out sessions. http://www.thereadingleague.com/new-events/https/wwweventbritecom/e/reading-league-event-thursday-january-11-2018-tickets-40846074709

9. ONLINE: Content Exploration & Student Engagement

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/15/2018 to 2/15/2018

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

10. SLS Google Certification Level 1 with Carmalita Seitz

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 1/18/2018

Take a deep dive into your G Suite with this full day professional development opportunity. Explore various Google Applications that will assist in transforming your classroom as well as other aspects of your professional life. Basic knowledge and understanding of Google is recommended but not necessary to participate in this learning opportunity. Learning Activities will be provided to help you explore areas of Google that may be new to you or to refresh your Google abilities. This is a BYOD workshop; preferred devices for the workshop are PCs, MAC's, Chromebooks and Tablet computers. Session Topics Copyright, Creative Commons, Fair Use Search techniques Google Classroom Google Drive Docs Slides Spreadsheets Forms Calendar NEW Google Sites Basic Chrome browser skills Gmail Hangouts

11. ONLINE NYSUT: Demonstrating Student Pride

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/22/2018 to 2/22/2018

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Participants will examine how students can support and encourage one another while also taking pride in their accomplishments. Participants will also explore student risk-taking in a safe environment, reflection, encouragement, peer review, and goal setting.

12. Book Talk: 21st Century Assessments

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2018 to 2/15/2018

Participants will take an in-depth look at assessment and how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. The authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. There is an emphasis on the importance of maintaining a consistent focus on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills that all students must acquire, no matter what their starting point. Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, this book outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential.

13. NYSUT ONLINE: EXPLAINING CONTENT TEACHER TO STUDENT

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/5/2018 to 3/5/2018

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Participants will explore how to effectively present, explain, and design activities related to content. This seminar also examines strategies and activities that teachers can apply to make connections to student interests, experiences, backgrounds, and prior knowledge.

14. SLS Future Ready Library Network / CC Mtg.

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians

Dates: 2/6/2018

SLS Future Ready Library Network / CC Mtg

15. NYSUT ONLINE: BULLY, BULLIED, OR BYSTANDER

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Student Related Professionals (SRP)

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 3/12/2018

This seminar provides an overview of the Dignity for All Students Act and its impact on the school environment. It includes a definition of the various types of bullying, the roles and responsibilities of people involved in bullying-bully, victim, bystander-and strategies to help prevent or decrease bullying.

16. NYSUT ONLINE: PROMOTING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 3/12/2018

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This seminar explores activities and assignments that promote deep learning, engage all students, and encourage students to initiate or adapt activities to enhance their understanding. Participants will also examine instructional materials and resources that engage students as well as how to provide student choice among materials. This module also examines lesson structure and pacing that allows opportunity for reflection and closure.

17. AASL National School Library Standards Book Study

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Teacher Librarians

Dates: 2/12/2018 to 5/28/2018

Are you interested in digging into the new Nation Standards for School Libraries? Do you find it helpful to share thoughts and ideas with your peers when learning new things? This is an opportunity for teacher-librarians of all grades to participate in a book study with the “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” and help to redirect our own thinking about why and how we teach. The text will be provided in advance to all participants. The reading and responses will be chunked into six sections. Expected response dates are:Feb. 12, Mar. 5, Mar. 26, Apr. 16, May 7, and May 18. Within these dates, the work is self-paced. Participants will use a Schoology site for sharing. As a result of this workshop, teacher-librarians will: -Read the core text “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries” -Reflect and respond regarding their own instructional practices and learning -Incorporate and share new practices CiTi Non-Components $199 per person to cover the cost of the book.

18. A Discussion for the Design and Implementation of Computer Based Testing : Getting our Data Ready for CBT

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Data Coordinators, CSE Chairs, anyone responsible for working in Nextera Admin system

Dates: 2/14/2018

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In this third session in our 4 part series we will review the Nextera Administrative system, student data requirements and a review of accommodations and how to set them up for students.

19. National Board: Writing

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Those seeking National Board certification.

Dates: 2/17/2018

A workshop for those interested in achieving the National Board certification.
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

21. NYSUT ONLINE: PREPARING TO PARTICIPATE: STUDENT LED DISCUSSIONS

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/26/2018 to 3/26/2018

Participants will explore how to teach their students to ask high-quality questions and ways to invite all students' views to be heard. A solid foundation of student responsibility and accountability create the conditions that must be in place for meaningful discussions where all voices are heard and listened to.

22. NYSUT ONLINE: EXPLAINING CONTENT-STUDENT TO STUDENT

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: TEACHERS

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/5/2018

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Participants will explore strategies for facilitating student-centered and peer to peer learning. Utilizing approaches that integrate 21st Century skills, this seminar explores tools that effectively engage students in the collaborative learning process.

23. National Board: Writing

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Those interested in attaining National Board certification.

Dates: 3/10/2018

A comprehensive workshop where National Board candidates can meet and gain guidance from colleagues and the trainers.

24. A Discussion for the Design and Implementation of Computer Based Testing: Test Day Preparation

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals, Administrators, Testing Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders, O&M, Tech Directors

Dates: 3/13/2018

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This session will focus on preparing for the actual week of Computer Based Testing sessions, including the role of the proctor, test makeups, and the creation of login labels for students.
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

26. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Council Members & Librarians

Dates: 3/13/2018

SLS Council Meeting

27. NYSUT ONLINE: PARTICIPATING IN STUDENT LED DISCUSSIONS

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/26/2018 to 4/26/2018

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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 Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. Send attention Roseann Bayne. NO CASH please. To CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

29. National Board: Writing

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Those working toward their National Board certification

Dates: 4/7/2018

The workshop for those who are interested in attaining their National Board certification. This is a time for the writing portion to be honed and improved on by conferring with colleagues and the trainers.

30. Self-Care 101 For Educators

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 4/14/2018

Are you passionate about your work in education but sometimes feel overwhelmed? In this hands-on workshop educators will be introduced to three effective self-care strategies they can practice at home and in the classroom. Art Making, Mindfulness, and Gratitude for What Is. Teachers will make arts based journals, learn mindfulness strategies from a soon-to-be published curriculum for K-5, and envision personal and professional goals/dreams. Facilitated by Andrew Jordan Nance, author of Puppy Mind and Michelle Holdt

31. NYSUT ONLINE: FACILITATING CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/16/2018 to 5/16/2018

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Participants will learn how to implement effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques to help them encourage, redirect, engage, and challenge students classroom discussions that enhance student learning.

32. SLS Future Ready Library Network / CC Mtg.

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians and Teachers

Dates: 4/17/2018

SLS Future Ready Library Network / CC Mtg.

33. National Board: Writing

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: National Board candidates

Dates: 4/21/2018

Writing workshop to hone the skills needed to complete the National Board certification.

34. SLS Joint Council & Communication Coordinators' Meeting with Julie Smith

Program: School Library Systems

Audience: Librarians & Administrators

Dates: 5/8/2018

Administrator of the Year and Librarian of the Year award presentation and breakfast. Julie Smith (http://heyjuliesmith.com/) will present on Media Literacy.