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1. ONLINE: 2021-2022 Year-Long Book Study - "ONWARD: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" - Group 2

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Area Teachers, TA's and Administrators

Dates: 6/1/2021 to 5/31/2022

Author Elena Aguilar says, "Resilience in teachers is key for creating quality classrooms and schools. The opportunity for becoming resilient originates in how an educator makes sense of irritants, interruptions, and unexpected events, because interpretation dictates action. By cultivating resilience, teachers can fulfill the intentions that brought them into the teaching profession. ONWARD is a practical resource for cultivating resilience in educators that is based on the author's research in emotional resilience, psychology, systems thinking, and change management and on ten years of testing in schools and offices.

ONWARD outlines a conceptual framework with four parts: who we are, where we are, what we do, and how we are. This book identifies 12 habits and dispositions that can be cultivated in order to build resilience. Become a resilient teacher and help transform your classroom and the world!" (Aguilar, 2018)

The book is designed to use the 12 chapters each month June to May of a new school year. Each month will devote itself to one chapter which in turn will focus on 1 Habit and 1 Disposition. Monthly assignment will include a chapter reading and a variety activities to apply the learning throughout the month.

Monthly Topics:

June: Know Yourself/Purposefulness

July: Understanding Emotions/Acceptance

Aug: Tell Empowering Stories

Sept: Build Community/Empathy

Oct: Be Here Now/Humor

Nov: Take Care of Yourself/Positive Self-Perception

Dec: Focus on the bright Spots/Empowerment

Jan: Cultivating Compassion/Perspective

Feb: Be a learner/Curiosity

March: Play and Create/Courage

April: Ride the Waves of Change/Perseverance

May: Celebrate and Appreciate/Trust

You will need to purchase your own "ONWARD: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators" book (the ONWARD WORKBOOK is optional, not necessary)

Self-Paced using Google Classroom - Join Anytime! Meeting dates reflect start and end dates, not actual "meetings".

2. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/1/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open now thru July 1, 2021.

3. Gale In Context: For Educators Training

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/8/2021

Gale In Context: For Educators provides K-12 educators premium cross-curricular content from Gale In Context resources combined with lesson planning and collaboration tools to support classroom and curriculum development. In this session we will cover how to find engaging materials to create rich learning experiences for your students and review the workflow tools within Gale In Context: For Educators. After this session, you'll walk away with an understanding of how implement this resource in your classroom and self-created activity to put students to work right away.

4. Grade 4 - What is Our Evidence We Live on a Changing Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/12/2021

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What is Our Evidence We Live on a Changing Earth. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

5. Grade 5 - How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/12/2021

This professional development is for 5th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

6. CANCELLED: Citizen Science and the NYSSLS

Program: Science Center

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/14/2021

Closed
"Citizen science allows you to contribute to science no matter where you are. Whether by asking questions, reporting observations, conducting experiments, collecting data, or developing low-cost technologies and open-source code, you and other members of the public can use your talents to help advance scientific knowledge.” -USGS Youth and Education in Science

Join us for two days of hands-on learning and unit/lesson writing as we explore citizen science projects and discuss what authentic science learning can look like inside and outside of the classroom.

Part of our day, weather permitting, will be outside at Onondaga Lake State Park as participants practice using some of the resources accessed earlier in the workshop and participate in a citizen science project. Participants should dress for the weather and bring a device (preferably a smartphone or tablet if available).

7. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/13/2021 to 7/26/2021

Spend three full days together as a collaborative, courageous, and relevant professional learning network of School Librarians ready to build a foundation for an anti-racist education program focused on equity and social justice. Our first three days this summer will review the CR-SE Framework as we delve into our own identities, our unconscious and implicit bias and the micro- and macro-aggressions that members of our communities face on a daily basis. We will look deeply at our resources, collections and instructional practices to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Those that participate will continue this work throughout the next school year through projects, book studies and crucial conversations with their colleagues.

8. Kindergarten - Exploring My Weather

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/14/2021

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring My Weather. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

9. Online: SUPA for Library Media Specialist

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/14/2021

Syracuse University Project Advance (SUPA) is an enhanced concurrent enrollment program linking Syracuse University with secondary schools. Through this partnership, high schools can offer qualified seniors the opportunity to enroll in SU courses for university credit. Teachers who have qualified through SUPA as SU adjunct instructors teach enhanced concurrent enrollment university courses in high schools during the school day. Syracuse University Libraries are pleased to announce an exciting professional development opportunity for library media specialists in schools that offer SUPA classes. SU Librarians will spend the afternoon conducting a series of sessions that will provide library media specialists with the tools and resources to support SUPA students and instructors at their schools.

Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including:

Access: How to obtain access to SUL's collections

Resources: Introduction to subject-specific resources and research guides available in the SU Libraries

Research: What methods work best for college level research assignments?

10. Grade 1: How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/15/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

11. Kindergarten - Exploring Plants & Animals

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/15/2021

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Plants & Animals. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

12. Kindergarten - Exploring Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/15/2021

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Forces & Motion. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

13. Grade 1: How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/20/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

14. Leading The Rebound-20 Must-Dos to Restart Teaching and Learning

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: School and District Administrators

Dates: 7/20/2021 to 10/27/2021

This four part series will discuss ways that school and district leaders can re-engage teachers and staff as we welcome students back for a full year of in-person learning. Strategies around systems, teacher needs, engaging parents, and ensuring student success will be discussed. We will use Leading The Rebound by Fisher and Frey as a guide, and participants will leave with strategies that can be implemented to help all students and teachers be successful in a post-COVID educational world.

**Available online: OCM BOCES Professional Book Collection by July(not guaranteed). Buy your own copy (List: $29.95 or Corwin 30% off until end of May)

15. Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/21/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Analyze and interpret observations of the sky to identify when the Sun, Moon, and stars are visible and the Sun and Moon's daily pattern of motion in the sky.

* Use observations to explain that we see objects when light shines on them or they give off their own light.

* Plan and carry out an investigation to identify the pattern of daylight throughout the year.

* Carry out an investigation to identify the times of the year that it will be dark when kids walk to or from school.

* Explain how different light sources will allow objects to be seen when kids walk to school in the dark.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

16. Grade 2: How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 7/22/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

17. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course

Program: School Library System

Dates: 7/30/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open July 12th thru July 30th, 2021.

18. Grade 5 - How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/2/2021

This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

19. Grade 4 - How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes? (Date changed from August 18 to August 3, 2021)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/3/2021

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

20. Grade 2: How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/9/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

21. Grade 5 - How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/9/2021

This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

22. Grade 2 What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/10/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

23. Grade 3 - How Do Weather & Climate Affect Our Lives?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/10/2021

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Do Weather & Climate Affect Our Lives. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

24. Grade 3: How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/11/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

25. Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/11/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

26. Grade 4 - How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/12/2021

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

27. Grade 5: How Can We Use The Sky To Navigate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/12/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 5 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Develop and use models to support an argument that gravity is directed toward the center of a spherical Earth

* Use evidence of the Sun and stars' daily pattern of motion to support a claim that Earth rotates on an axis

* Use a model to predict the annual pattern of daylight at the school's location

* Carry out an investigation to determine which of the two solutions is better for measuring the altitude of Polaris

* Engage in argument about the plausibility of sailing long distances without instruments by using evidence that the patterns of the Sun and stars can be used to navigate

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

28. Grade 3 - What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/16/2021

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

29. Grade 2 - How Can We Stop Soil from Washing Away?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/17/2021

This professional development is for 2nd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

30. Grade 3 - How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/18/2021

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

31. Grade 1 - How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 8/19/2021

This professional development is for 1st grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Send a Message Using Sound. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

32. New Librarian Orientation

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 8/25/2021

This full-day of learning is for all school librarians, new and veteran, to come together to be trained on the Union Catalog, media Platform, reporting data, and digital resources. You will work with the SLS team members to better utilize teaching and learning resources purchased through and provided by the School Library System. Additionally, we will review beginning of the year processes for each automation system to make sure you are up and running on day one.

33. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course (August)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 8/27/2021

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

Open August 9th thru August 27th, 2021.

34. Grade 3 - How Do Weather & Climate Affect Our Lives?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/14/2021

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Do Weather & Climate Affect Our Lives. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

35. Grade 6 - Energy, Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/14/2021

This professional development is for 6th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit insert unit title. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

36. Grade 5 - How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/15/2021

This professional development is for 5th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

37. Grade 3: How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/16/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

38. Grade 1: How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/21/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

39. Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/21/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

40. Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/22/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

41. Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/23/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

42. Grade 4 - How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/28/2021

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

43. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 9/28/2021

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

44. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 9/28/2021

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

45. Grade 5 - How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/29/2021

This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

46. Math Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Math

Dates: 9/30/2021

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in math. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Math Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the Next Generation Math Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 math education and position the region to successfully implement the new math standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Dates: 9/30/21, 2/10/22 (Online), 5/24/22

47. Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/30/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Analyze and interpret observations of the sky to identify when the Sun, Moon, and stars are visible and the Sun and Moon's daily pattern of motion in the sky.

* Use observations to explain that we see objects when light shines on them or they give off their own light.

* Plan and carry out an investigation to identify the pattern of daylight throughout the year.

* Carry out an investigation to identify the times of the year that it will be dark when kids walk to or from school.

* Explain how different light sources will allow objects to be seen when kids walk to school in the dark.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

48. Grade 4 - How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/30/2021

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

49. Blasting off with Learning A-Z

Program: School Library System

Audience: Learning A-Z users

Dates: 9/30/2021

This webinar provides an overview of Raz-Kids and Reading A-Z and introduces key resources and features, and shows you how to get started.

50. Science Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Science

Dates: 10/5/2021

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in science. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Science Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYSSLS. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 science education and position the region to successfully implement the new science standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Dates: 10/5/21, 2/8/22 (Online), 5/10/22

51. Kindergarten - Exploring My Weather

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/6/2021

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring My Weather. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

52. Kindergarten - Exploring Plants & Animals

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/7/2021

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Plants & Animals. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

53. Mentors Across Borders

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians

Dates: 10/7/2021

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

54. Kindergarten - Exploring Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/7/2021

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Forces & Motion. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

55. Book Study: Breaking Down the Wall: Essential Shifts for English Learners' Success

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/12/2021 to 12/14/2021

Closed
"If we can assume mutual ownership, if we can connect instruction to all children's personal, social, cultural and linguistic identities, then all students will achieve.” In this 8 week book study, we will read and discuss research and strategies that help shift educators into an asset-based approach to unlock the full potential of our ELL students and students who speak a language other than English at Home. This 20 hour CTLE credit book study will be run asynchronously through Google Classroom from October 12 - December 14. You will receive instructions for joining the Classroom prior to the start date. Register by 10/6 so that you can gain access to the book on SORA before the study begins.

56. Assistant Principal Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/13/2021

This group is specifically for assistant principals to discuss the challenges and successes of the role. The collaborative group will discuss disciplinary issues, observation questions, health and safety protocols, along with sharing experiences and learning from each other.

The group will meet approximately six times, future meeting dates will be decided at the October 13 meeting and then added to Frontline.

57. CANCELLED: Grade 3 - What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/13/2021

Closed
This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

58. CANCELLED: Grade 5 - How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/13/2021

Closed
This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

59. Grade 1 - How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/14/2021

This professional development is for 1st grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Send a Message Using Sound. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

60. Middle School Science Kit Training: Earth's Dynamic Systems

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Middle School Science Kits

Dates: 10/14/2021

Earth is a dynamic place, and changes-large and small-occur all around us. Changes like erosion occur gradually, while others, like an earthquake, may occur suddenly. Our ability to anticipate these changes and their effects is vital for maintaining our way of life. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Earth's Dynamic Systems, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards. Science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated in every lesson. This unit explores how geologic processes affect the surface of our planet and how we can use evidence to describe its history and predict its future. Join us as we use models and construct explanations about Earth's dynamic systems!

This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Earth's Dynamic Systems (middle school). Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

61. ELL ID Process - Section 6 (SIFE) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/18/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will discuss the identification of students with interrupted/inconsistent formal education (SIFE) as part of the ELL identification process and the effects of their experiences on their learning. In addition, participants will also become familiar with administering the SIFE Oral Questionnaire, the Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS), and the SIFE Writing Screener.

62. Grade 3 - How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/19/2021

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

63. Grade 4 - What is Our Evidence We Live on a Changing Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/19/2021

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What is Our Evidence We Live on a Changing Earth. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

64. Grade 2 - How Can We Stop Soil from Washing Away?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/20/2021

This professional development is for 2nd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

65. ELL ID Process - Section 8 (Program Placement and Programming) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/20/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will explore district requirements with regard to student placement in a bilingual education program vs. an English as a new language program as a result of the ELL identification process. Participants will also discuss the difference between programs, staffing requirements, and units of study in the provision of ENL services.

66. PLC at Work Year-Long Institute w/Luis Cruz

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/20/2021

Join us for the professional learning opportunity. This event will be the virtual keynote kickoff to explain what's in store for you and your teams as you become recommitted to the PLC process and the impact it can have on teaching and learning in your schools.

67. Grade 1: How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? (Thousand Islands Only)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/21/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

68. ELL ID Process - Section 9 (ELL Exit Criteria and Accommodations) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/21/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will discuss the ways in which ELLs can exit ELL status for every grade level as part of the ELL identification process. In addition, participants will also become familiar with the role of the English as a New Language teacher in the Committee on Special Education (CSE), ENL services provided to Former ELLs and graduation pathways for ELLs.

69. Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? (Thousand Islands Only)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/22/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

70. Discovery Education Experience Asynchronous Course (October)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/22/2021

The course material and classwork will be available in the Google Classroom from October 1st thru October 22, 2021.

Join Discovery Education and O²CM SLS in a joint effort to support you in maximizing your use of Discovery Education Experience.

Discovery Education and O²CM SLS are teaming up to provide you with this unique learning experience that will both help you learn more about using Discovery Education and earn CTLE credits. The course is asynchronous and delivered via Google Classroom. No Zoom calls to make or deadlines to meet. Simply sign up for the course, complete the activities at your own pace, participate in the discussions and submit a few simple assignments. Earn up to 5 CTLE hours, one for each assignment completed. It is that easy! By completing each section you will learn all about Discovery Education resources, instructional strategies, student access, ready to use lesson activities and more!

71. World Climate Simulation

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: 9-12 teachers (all content areas)

Dates: 10/26/2021

The World Climate Simulation, from Climate Interactive, the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative, and U-Mass Lowell's Climate Change Initiative, is an in-person role-playing exercise of the UN climate change negotiations. Through the simulation, participants get to explore the necessary speed and level of action that nations must take to address global climate change. At the heart of the experience is the use of the interactive computer model C-ROADS, which is used to rapidly analyze the results of the game play. All the materials and tools for the game are available for free in multiple languages.

Join us to participate in the simulation and learn how you can implement the simulation with your class. This is a truly integrated experience for students in all content areas, and we encourage teachers from all content areas to participate.

Participants will leave with all of the presentation materials for easy turn-key application in their classrooms.

1 hour lunch on your own.

72. Grade 1 - How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/27/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

73. Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/28/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

74. Supporting Deep Learning in Mathematics (k-4)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/28/2021

What does it mean for our students to understand mathematics deeply? It's more than memorizing basic facts; it's thinking like mathematicians. The most important learning trajectory in elementary mathematics is the progression from additive reasoning to multiplicative reasoning to proportional reasoning. Students who make these transitions with deep understanding are ready for algebra.

The morning session will focus on the progression from additive reasoning to multiplicative reasoning across grades K-4. We will begin with counting and focus on both the work of addition & subtraction as well as strategies for mastering and extending basic facts. Participants will strengthen their knowledge in these areas:

-The depth and complexity of counting as a foundation for addition;

-Strategies for learning basic facts that will generalize to other classes of number;

-Distinguishing between additive and multiplicative comparison; and

-Developing operation sense for the four operations - recognizing all 8 jobs they do in mathematics.

75. Supporting Deep Learning in Mathematics (4-8)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/28/2021

What does it mean for our students to understand mathematics deeply? It's more than memorizing basic facts; it's thinking like mathematicians. The most important learning trajectory in elementary mathematics is the progression from additive reasoning to multiplicative reasoning to proportional reasoning. Students who make these transitions with deep understanding are ready for algebra.

The afternoon session will focus on the progression from multiplicative reasoning to proportional reasoning across grades 4 - 8. We will talk about the relationship between equal groups situations to ratio; rate problems as well as generalize multiplicative reasoning to proportional scaling. We will also briefly address operations with integers and extending the strategies of addition & multiplication to work with the full range of rational numbers. Participants will strengthen their knowledge in these areas:

-Extending basic fact strategies to operations with larger whole numbers, fractions, & decimals;

-Connecting the work of multiplication (e.g., equal groups situations) to proportional reasoning (e.g., ratio/rate);

-Developing operation sense for the four operations; and

-Using strategies and operation sense to make sense of operations with integers.

76. Grade 3 - What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/29/2021

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

77. ONLINE: Ensuring Equity Through Language and Literacy (Asynchronous)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/1/2021 to 12/10/2021

Closed
Ensuring Equity Through Language and Literacy: This 15-hour asynchronous course, Ensuring Equity through Language and Literacy, guides participants through a practical and hands-on sequence of professional learning activities designed to share tried and true tips for engaging your Multilingual Learners (MLL), also referred to as English Language Learners (ELLs), as well as your Academic Language Learners (ALLs). So, in other words, for all of your students.

The key text is the guidebook, The Language Lens for Content Classroom: A Guide for K-12 Teachers of English & Academic Language Learners.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

*Explain the strengths and needs that MLLs and ALLs bring to the classroom

*Articulate specific practices to enhance an equity-based approach to teaching and learning

*Analyze academic language demands in order to provide differentiated language scaffolds

*Integrate strategies that engage students in oral language and literacy in your content area(s), or, if you support teachers, a clear set of strategies to guide your support of teachers

*Reflect upon your current practice in order to apply new practices with students in your classroom or with the teachers you support

IMPORTANT: You will receive an email from the Teaching Channel for access to the course and might have to contact your IT department to have the IP Address 103.66.105.70 whitelisted OR share a home email to use.

BOOK (not required for course): The Language Lens for Content Classrooms - ISBN 978-1-943920-60-0 can be purchased directly from the publisher here with the discount code TCHLLC10 or from Amazon.com Book link or can be picked up at the main campus if you notify us at rbern@ocmboces.org.

78. Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education Framework Overview

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 11/2/2021

The CRSE framework helps educators create student-centered learning environments that: affirm racial, linguistic and cultural identities; prepare students for rigor and independent learning, develop students' abilities to connect across lines of difference; elevate historically marginalized voices; and empower students as agents of social change. Join us for this two-hour workshop to explore the framework and begin developing an understanding of how the four principles can contribute to building a culturally responsive sustaining education for ALL students.

79. Embedded Ethics and Academic Integrity with NoodleTools

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/2/2021

Explore and create scenarios in which students are asked to make ethical choices to increase their understanding of academic integrity beyond "do not plagiarize.”

80. Using NoodleTools, new year, new look

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/2/2021

Noodletools goes beyond the autocite functionality of other services. NoodleTools walks students through the entire research process, from evaluating sources and thinking about attribution, to note taking, paraphrasing and outlining
Over an hour and a half explore strategies that can help you facilitate rich opportunities for students to explore and develop their self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

82. Middle School Science Kit Training: Genes & Molecular Machines

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Middle School Science Kits

Dates: 11/3/2021

Why do some children look like their parents while others do not? How do we determine what traits will be passed from one generation to the next? All living organisms reproduce and pass their traits to their offspring. In understanding how these traits are inherited, humans can influence the traits that organisms have. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Genes and Molecular Machines, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards. Science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated in every lesson. Join us as we gather evidence and make predictions about reproduction and heredity!

This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Genes & Molecular Machines (middle school). Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

83. Grade 1: How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/4/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

84. Grade 6 - Space Systems Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/4/2021

This professional development is for 6th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit insert unit title. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

85. Effective Literacy for Leaders

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: K-8 principals and literacy instructional coaches

Dates: 11/4/2021 to 3/3/2022

Grounded in the science of reading framework, this professional learning opportunity will provide information, direction and support for leaders who are seeking a school-wide approach to lift the overall reading performance of their students.

The group will follow the book The Reading Comprehension Blueprint as a mentor text. "This book offers a clear blueprint for understanding the complexities of reading comprehension and delivering high-quality, evidence-based instruction that helps students construct meaning from challenging texts” (https://products.brookespublishing.com/The-Reading-Comprehension-Blueprint-P1197.aspx).

PARTICIPANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING THEIR OWN COPY OF THE TEXT.

Join others from around the region to:

-Discuss implementation of evidence-based reading practices with a focus on reading comprehension

-Examine the role of educational leaders in literacy instruction

-Consider steps you can take to improve reading achievement

-Explore ways to monitor your building's progress toward its goals

-Consider the programs, materials, assessments, and professional development that will support your work

Outcomes:

-In-depth understanding of the components of reading comprehension (language comprehension) to improve literacy outcomes based on the science of reading

-Engage in collegial dialogue to build capacity to lead evidence-based literacy practices in your school

-Make evidence-based decisions and take actionable steps regarding literacy curriculum, instruction, intervention, and assessments

86. ELL ID Process - Section 8 (Program Placement and Programming) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/8/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will explore district requirements with regard to student placement in a bilingual education program vs. an English as a new language program as a result of the ELL identification process. Participants will also discuss the difference between programs, staffing requirements, and units of study in the provision of ENL services.

87. Grade 2: How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/9/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

88. Grade 3: How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/9/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

89. Cohort 1: DEI Institute, Continuing our Journey

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/9/2021

Continue our journey together as a collaborative, courageous, and relevant professional learning network of School Librarians ready to build a foundation for an anti-racist education program focused on equity and social justice. Our first three days this summer will review the CR-SE Framework as we delve into our own identities, our unconscious and implicit bias and the micro- and macro-aggressions that members of our communities face on a daily basis. We will look deeply at our resources, collections and instructional practices to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Specifically we will be looking at our next steps of projects, book studies and crucial conversations with their colleagues.

90. ELL ID Process - Section 6 (SIFE) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/10/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will discuss the identification of students with interrupted/inconsistent formal education (SIFE) as part of the ELL identification process and the effects of their experiences on their learning. In addition, participants will also become familiar with administering the SIFE Oral Questionnaire, the Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS), and the SIFE Writing Screener.

91. Cohort 2: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Institute

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/15/2021 to 3/22/2022

Spend the morning of our cc meetings together as a collaborative, courageous, and relevant professional learning network of School Librarians ready to build a foundation for an anti-racist education program focused on equity and social justice. Our first three days this summer will review the CR-SE Framework as we delve into our own identities, our unconscious and implicit bias and the micro- and macro-aggressions that members of our communities face on a daily basis. We will look deeply at our resources, collections and instructional practices to create an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Those that participate will continue this work throughout the next school year through projects, book studies and crucial conversations with their colleagues.

92. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 11/15/2021

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

93. SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 11/15/2021

These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

94. Grade 1: How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/16/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

95. Grade 5 - How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/16/2021

This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

96. Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) Cognos Report Access

Program: Educational Data Services

Dates: 11/16/2021

CRDC Report Access - 1 enrollment per district

97. ELL ID Process - Section 9 (ELL Exit Criteria and Accommodations) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/16/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will discuss the ways in which ELLs can exit ELL status for every grade level as part of the ELL identification process. In addition, participants will also become familiar with the role of the English as a New Language teacher in the Committee on Special Education (CSE), ENL services provided to Former ELLs and graduation pathways for ELLs.

98. Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/17/2021

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

Xello is an award-winning K-12 college and career readiness program, providing students and educators a one-stop shop for career, college, and life readiness for all students and all pathways and it's aligned with the needs identified in the NYS Learning Standards. Join us for a live webinar, where our Xello expert will demonstrate how to effectively use the components of the Xello 6-12 CCR program most relevant to middle and high school educators. For those familiar with Xello, we'll update you on what's new and what's coming up. For those new to Xello, we'll go through the basics.
Xello is an award-winning K-12 college and career readiness program, providing students and educators a one-stop shop for career, college, and life readiness for all students and all pathways and it's aligned with the needs identified in the NYS Learning Standards. Join us for a live webinar, where our Xello expert will demonstrate how to effectively use the components of the Xello K-5 CCR program most relevant to elementary school educators. For those familiar with Xello, we'll update you on what's new and what's coming up. For those new to Xello, we'll go through the basics.
PAWS in Jobland is a guidance package specifically designed for grades K-5(Choices 360 package is specifically designed for grades 6-12). Bridges is now XAP same product that has been around for over 20 years. This Software Demonstration is intended for any Elementary Counselor or Administrator interested in this guidance software product. Topics to be covered: Student Experience, Educator Tools, Reporting, Customer Support, and Rollout Plan, & Family Portal