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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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).

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.

13. 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. 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.

28. 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.

29. 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.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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

37. 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.

38. 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.

39. 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

40. 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.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. Book Study: Unlocking ELLs Potential

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

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

Closed
Looking for tools and strategies to support ELL learning and language development? Look no further than "Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible” by Drs. Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder of SupportEd.

Participants will explore pathways to ensure ELLs are positioned to access content and acquire language for academic success. This 20-hour CTLE credit online book study is a must do for all teachers and administrators of ELLs. The book study will be hosted via Google Classroom with asynchronous components and will run from October 12 - December 14. You will receive a link to the Google Classroom prior to the start of the class.

Register by October 6 to receive an email on how to get the ebook on SORA.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. ELL ID Process - Section 7 (Parent Notification and Orientation) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/19/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn about the parent notification process, the timeline, how a parent must be notified, the district's parent/guardian orientation session, and how documentation must be collected/maintained.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. 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.

56. 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.

57. 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.

58. World Climate Simulation

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: 9-12 teachers (all content areas)

Dates: 10/26/2021

Starting Soon
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.

59. ELL ID Process - Section 2 & 3 (HLQ-Individual Interview) [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/26/2021

Starting Soon
In this one-hour virtual session, participants will familiarize themselves with the processes of completing the Home Language Questionnaire and the Individual Interview for potential English Language Learners entering a district. The session will focus on the necessity of documenting these first two steps of the English Language Learner identification process, who is responsible for each step, and how to interpret the collected data to best meet the needs of incoming students and parents that speak one or multiple languages other than English.

Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

60. 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

Starting Soon
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.

61. 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

Starting Soon
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.

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

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/28/2021

Starting Soon
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.

63. ELL ID Process - Section 4 (Students with IEPs & LPT) [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/28/2021

Starting Soon
In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn the foundation to contrast language differences and disabilities as part of making decisions for potential ELLs with disabilities which is a step in the ELL identification process. In addition, participants will also become familiar with the structure and purpose of the Language Proficiency Team and the role this team plays in the process of identifying ELLs. Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

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

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/28/2021

Starting Soon
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.

65. 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

NewStarting Soon
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.

66. ELL ID Process Section 5: Considerations for Administration and Scoring of the NYSITELL [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/29/2021

Starting Soon
In this one-hour, virtual session, participants will become familiar with the administration and scoring of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners, NYSITELL, as part of the ELL identification process. The training will be focused on the purpose of the NYSITELL and who should administer it; when and where the NYSITELL should be administered; the administration and scoring processes, and analyzing NYSITELL scores. Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

67. 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.

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

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/1/2021

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. Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

69. ELL ID Process - Section 4 (Students with IEPs & LPT) [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/1/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn the foundation to contrast language differences and disabilities as part of making decisions for potential ELLs with disabilities which is a step in the ELL identification process. In addition, participants will also become familiar with the structure and purpose of the Language Proficiency Team and the role this team plays in the process of identifying ELLs.

70. ELL ID Process - Section 7 (Parent Notification and Orientation) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/2/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn about the parent notification process, the timeline, how a parent must be notified, the district's parent/guardian orientation session, and how documentation must be collected/maintained.

Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

71. Google Workspaces Updates

Program: Model Schools

Audience: Teachers.

Dates: 11/2/2021

New
Many districts leverage the benefits of the Google Workspaces (formerly G-suite for Education) in their day-to-day interaction with faculty, staff, and students across the district. Over the past few months, Google has been adding features and changed around the licensing available to districts that utilize the Google environment. This session will explain the different licensing options currently available as well as share updates relevant to the classroom teacher. This session will share information around updates but will also allow for time to discuss how these changes can be leveraged in the daily routines. This session will be conducted using Google Meet and will be fully virtual, with connection information to follow once registration is complete. If you have questions email JLClark@cnyric.org.

72. ELL ID Process - Section 5: Considerations for Administration and Scoring of the NYSITELL (In-person)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/3/2021

In this interactive, in-person session, participants will become familiar with the administration and scoring of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners, NYSITELL, as part of the ELL identification process.

The training will be focused on:

1. The purpose of the NYSITELL and who should administer it

2. When and where the NYSITELL should be administered

3. The administration and scoring processes

4. Analyzing NYSITELL scores

73. 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.

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

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/3/2021

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.

Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

75. 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.

76. 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.

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

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/4/2021

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.

Please note: this session is part of a series of eight consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 10/25/21 to 11/4/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

78. 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.

79. 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.

80. 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.

81. 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.

82. Overview of the ELL ID Process (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/15/2021

In this virtual, one-hour session, participants will briefly review the multi-step ELL/ML identification process for New York State including completion of the Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ), the screening interview process, SIFE and Multilingual Literacy Screener (MLS), Language Proficiency Team (LPT).

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

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: 11/16/2021

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.

84. 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

New
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.

85. ONLINE: ELL Program Administrators Meeting

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: ELL Program Administrators

Dates: 11/16/2021

New
Mid-State RBERN will share NYSED updates, have special guest and field questions from ELL program administrators. This will be an one-hour Zoom session. Link will be shared with you by the facilitator.

86. ELL ID Process - Section 2 & 3 (HLQ-Individual Interview) [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/16/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will familiarize themselves with the processes of completing the Home Language Questionnaire and the Individual Interview for potential English Language Learners entering a district. The session will focus on the necessity of documenting these first two steps of the English Language Learner identification process, who is responsible for each step, and how to interpret the collected data to best meet the needs of incoming students and parents that speak one or multiple languages other than English.

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

87. 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.

88. 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.

89. ELL ID Process - Section 4 (Students with IEPs & LPT) [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/17/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn the foundation to contrast language differences and disabilities as part of making decisions for potential ELLs with disabilities which is a step in the ELL identification process. In addition, participants will also become familiar with the structure and purpose of the Language Proficiency Team and the role this team plays in the process of identifying ELLs.

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

90. ELL ID Process - Sections 2 & 3 (HLQ-Individual Interview) [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/17/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will familiarize themselves with the processes of completing the Home Language Questionnaire and the Individual Interview for potential English Language Learners entering a district. The session will focus on the necessity of documenting these first two steps of the English Language Learner identification process, who is responsible for each step, and how to interpret the collected data to best meet the needs of incoming students and parents that speak one or multiple languages other than English.

91. Arts Leadership

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Arts

Dates: 11/18/2021

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in Arts. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Arts Leadership meetings that include 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 NYS Arts 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 Arts education and position the region to successfully implement the new Arts standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all Arts Leadership 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.

92. DATE CHANGE: Grade 5 - How Can We Use The Sky To Navigate?

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 11/18/2021

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.

93. ELL ID Process Section 5: Considerations for Administration and Scoring of the NYSITELL [Virtual]

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/18/2021

In this one-hour, virtual session, participants will become familiar with the administration and scoring of the New York State Identification Test for English Language Learners, NYSITELL, as part of the ELL identification process. The training will be focused on the purpose of the NYSITELL and who should administer it; when and where the NYSITELL should be administered; the administration and scoring processes, and analyzing NYSITELL scores. In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn the foundation to contrast language differences and disabilities as part of making decisions for potential ELLs with disabilities which is a step in the ELL identification process. In addition, participants will also become familiar with the structure and purpose of the Language Proficiency Team and the role this team plays in the process of identifying ELLs.

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

94. Lead Evaluator Training - First Year Training 2021

Program: Leadership

Audience: Educators who are responsible for evaluating teachers under APPR

Dates: 11/18/2021

This training is for administrators who have not been previously trained. The training will include all of the state-prescribed components and is appropriate for independent evaluators, as well. The goal is to provide training that emphasizes growth producing feedback. Whenever possible, resources for the training will be archived on-line on a special page at http://leadership.ocmboces.org. In addition to all course materials, participants will receive a copy of Kim Marshall's Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation. All sessions required. There is no charge for OCM BOCES components. Individual Asynchronous responsibilities are between 19-25 hours.

95. Monthly MTSS Coaches Meeting - Dignity Act & Mental Health CoSer Schools ONLY

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: Coaches of District MTSS Leadership Teams

Dates: 11/19/2021

This workshop is being provided to support coaches of district MTSS leadership teams as they progress throughout the year. Sessions will include pertinent professional development as well as time to problem-solve together and collaborate.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/19/2021

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.

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

97. ELL ID Process - Section 7 (Parent Notification and Orientation) (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 11/22/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will learn about the parent notification process; the timeline, how a parent must be notified, the district's parent/guardian orientation session, and how documentation must be collected/maintained.

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

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 well as staffing requirements and units of study in the provision of ENL services as a result of the ELL identification process. Participants will also discuss the ways in which ELLs can exit ELL status, how to provide ENL services to Former ELLs, as well as graduation pathways for ELLs.

Please note: this session is part of a series of seven consecutive sessions on the ELL identification process running from 11/15/21 to 11/23/21. However, attendance is not required at all sessions in the series in order to receive CTLE credit.

99. CRSE Series - High Expectations and Rigorous Instruction (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 11/29/2021

In this one-hour virtual session, participants will discuss how to incorporate different pathways to student learning into their instruction while maintaining rigor and high expectations for English Language Learners. High Expectations for students include opportunities to think critically and feel comfortable taking risks in the classroom. We will explore how teachers and students can adopt a growth mindset and how that can impact students' self image and help them take ownership of their own success.

From the CRSE Framework: "High expectations and rigorous instruction prepare the community for rigor and independent learning. The environment is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging, while also considering the different ways students learn. Instruction includes opportunities to use critical reasoning, take academic risks, and leverage a growth mindset to learn from mistakes. Messages encourage positive self-image and empower others to succeed.”

100. Middle School Science Kit Training: Ecosystems & Their Interactions

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 11/30/2021

Have you ever seen a school of fish swim through the water? Have you ever watched a rabbit nibble on plants? Have you ever added fertilizer to a garden? Every day as we live our lives, we are exposed to the many ways that organisms interact with both the living and nonliving components of ecosystems. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Ecosystems and Their Interactions, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards by integrating science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts in every lesson. Join us as we gather evidence and make predictions about ecosystems and their interactions! This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Ecosystems & Their Interactions (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.

101. Kindergarten - Exploring My Weather

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 11/30/2021

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.