Catalog: Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES (Web Registration)

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1. DASA: Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention Certification Training

Program: Online Workshops: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Laura Purdy  - lpurdy@cayboces.org

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 1, 2024)

DASA: New York State's Dignity for All Student's Act (Dignity Act) seeks to provide NYS public elementary and secondary school students with a safe, supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. The Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES is a NYSED approved provider of the Dignity Act certification training.



The required training consists of a 6-hour asynchronous online training with accompanying assignments.



****You will be sent an invoice for $50.00 upon registration.

All registration fields must be filled out including address and phone number, or we will not be able to process your registration.

Course link will be emailed to you once payment has been received by our business office.****


Please contact Sara Herman with any questions at sherman@cayboces.org


2. Exploring Native Cultural Representation through an Inquiry Lens

Program: School Library System

Audience: All school librarians, teachers and administrators

Dates: 9/26/2023

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Now more than ever, educators must develop skills to create inclusive curriculums and affirming environments, in both libraries and classrooms. In a day of interactive learning with school librarians, educators and administrators, Nambe Pueblo scholar and educator Dr. Debbie Reese will share her expertise on the critical analysis of children's and young adult Native literature. In addition, Ganondagan educators and interpreters will provide programming to engage participants with local Seneca culture, including a guided longhouse tour and an introduction to Ganondagan educator resources. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the full Seneca Art & Culture Center and will have the option to walk the Trail of Peace. Lunch will be provided. Cayuga Onondaga BOCES regional librarians will also attend the first Council meeting during the day.

3. Implementing Culturally Responsive Practices in Schools

Program: Online Workshops: Professional Development Unit

Audience: All educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jan 2, 2024)

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Participants in this course will follow a path of self-reflection and discovery to develop an understanding of the who, what, why, and where of Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education (CR-SE). This 5 module course is grounded in the CR-SE Framework as well as supplemental resources to support individual growth. A course-specific journal will be provided to use as a place to reflect on beliefs and systems that impact diversity, equity and inclusion.

This course includes:
An essential question to guide the intention of each module.
Moments of reflection, including self-awareness around the knowledge, skills, and practices around the core principles of CR-SE.
Leveled professional learning based upon participant identified readiness.
Opportunities to set goals to drive their action plan for the final module's work.

*Course link information will be sent within 48 hours of your registration.*

4. Micro Credentials and Digital Badging Courses-Personalized Professional Learning-You choose!

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: All educators and teaching assistants.

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 11/1/2023

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Earn up to 10 hours of CTLE hours by simply completing 15 of these badges on your own time. Choose any that you are interested in and take charge of your professional learning! 1. Register to earn your badges here. 2. Visit: badgelist.com/cayuga-onondaga-teacher-center 3. Sign up for an account using your Google credentials or create an account. (This just earned you a badge!) 4. Use the join code: CO Teacher Center 5. Start with badge #1. Badges 101 and click join to begin. 6. Review and submit the required evidence to earn a badge. CTLE will be awarded once the badge requirements have been assessed before 11/1/23 Direct questions to Brenda at baull-klaben@cayboces.org *You must put in 5 zeros and the last 4 of your SS# when asked if you want a certificate at the end of the course.

5. Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Curriculum and Staff Development Council

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Administrators

Dates: 10/16/2023 to 5/20/2024

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CSDC is a working group dedicated to developing the capacity of teachers and leaders in the CO BOCES region. Meetings include NYSED updates, teach pieces on curriculum, instruction and assessment topics, and collegial sharing. Members of the group are tasked with:
* participating in discussions around current teaching and learning practices
* serving as a liaison between their districts and BOCES regarding professional learning needs
* sharing information about curriculum, instruction, and assessment with their leadership teams and teachers.

6. Secondary Science Collaborative Community

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Secondary Science teachers

Dates: 10/20/2023

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Science to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. The meeting will start whole group and then break off into specific disciplines (living environment, earth science, chemistry, and physics). This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the Professional Development Unit.

7. TCIS: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (Level One)

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: teachers, assistants, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators, and additional school personnel

Dates: 10/23/2023 to 10/25/2023

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention in Schools (TCIS) is a student crisis management system designed to prevent crises from occurring as well as training staff to de-escalate potential crises, effectively manage acute crises, learn constructive ways to handle stressful situations, and develop a learning circle within the organization. Participants will be trained over the course of three days in active listening, behavior support techniques, emotional first aid, crisis co-regulation, the life space interview, and the stress model of crisis. This training is available for teachers, assistants, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators, and additional school personnel.
Registrants outside of the Cayuga-Onondaga districts will be charged a $150 fee for this workshop.

8. Physical Education - CAGD2 Training

Program: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Pamela McHenry  - pmchenry@cayboces.org

Audience: K-12 physical education teachers and administrators

Dates: 10/27/2023

Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document, 2nd Edition (CAGD2) Training through the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD). CAGD2 is a resource that connects the revised Physical Education Learning Standards with guidance regarding curriculum and assessment recommendations for K-12 physical education teachers. CAGD2 unpacks the revised learning standards and includes an amended adapted physical education services section that emphasizes culturally responsive and inclusive approaches to physical education.

Please note that this training will take place at Skaneateles High School

Each participant will receive a hard copy of one of the books listed below and web access to CAGD2 for 1 year.

  • K-5 Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document for Physical Education 2nd Edition
  • 6-12 Curriculum and Assessment Guidance Document for Physical Education 2nd Edition
****Estimated cost listed below is based on 15 participants. The final cost will be determined based on the actual number of participants.****

The cost for attendance is:

  • $169.00 for NYS AHPERD member.
  • $209.00 for a non-member of NYS AHPERD.
  • $35.00 for an extra book - if a participant needs both books.

This training is being presented by CAGD2 Co-author, Dr. Clancy Seymour.

Registration closes on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 in order to allow for delivery of materials.

9. New York State Teacher Center's Equity Challenge-Self Paced-Asynchronous

Program: Online Workshops: Teacher Center

Audience: All Educators and Teaching Assistants

Dates: 10/30/2023 to 1/22/2024

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The NYSTC Equity Challenge is designed to provide participants with an opportunity to explore resources at their own pace, focusing on how education is impacted when inequitable systems exist. You will explore 10 topics in total. A new topic will be shared every week for 10 weeks via email. You will then complete the corresponding badge for each week. Topics include Equity, Personal Identity, Race and Equity, Bias, Privilege, Levels of Racism, Being an Ally, and more. All weeks will provide an introduction to the topic. You will read the introduction and explore any links embedded in it. All weeks will include infographics to reflect on and a corresponding badge to complete for CTLE credits. Most weeks will include a "Know the Impact on Education", "Stretching Our Thinking" and a "Reflect and Act" section. The final challenge is structured to provide you with opportunities to reflect on the entire challenge and offer you resources to explore. Upon completion of all requirements, participants will receive 10 CTLE hours. Partial credit will not be given. This course is completely online and done independently.

10. Initial Evaluator Training

Program: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Jessica S Docteur  - jdocteur@cayboces.org

Audience: New Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 11/8/2023

This session is designed for administrators who are new to the teacher observation and evaluation process. Participants will learn the requirements of Education Law 3012-d as well as the elements of evidence-based observation

11. Seal of Biliteracy Consortium Meetings

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: World Lang Teachers, Counselors, ELL/ENL Teachers, Administrators

Dates: 11/14/2023 to 3/12/2024

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The THREE Seal of Biliteracy Consortium meetings have been planned to revolve around reporting deadlines and feedback from participants in CO BOCES World Languages Day. At the meetings, participants will review information and share practices. This year we will also work to deepen our understanding of the research projects and presentations in order to create consistency within our consortium.
Tues, November 14, 2023 - Seal documentation, research, and project expectations
Tues, January 16, 2024 - Monitoring SEAL students and expectations for visiting students
Tues, March 12, 2024 - Panel calibration, CO BOCES official forms, and WLD logistics

12. Secondary Math Collaborative Community

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Secondary Math Teachers

Dates: 12/8/2023

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This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Mathematics to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the Professional Development Unit.

13. Council/ Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 12/14/2023

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The Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service, approves the SLS budget, and approves the Annual Report. All members of SLS are encouraged to attend, but only members of the Council can vote. The Communication Coordinators meetings are a bridge between the SLS and school librarians in-district. Each district has at least one designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend, but all librarians are encouraged to attend.

14. The Arts Collaborative Community

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Music and Art Teachers

Dates: 1/17/2024

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This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of "The Arts" to come together to discuss their craft, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. This session will be facilitated by a regional practitioner with support from the Professional Development Unit.

15. Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools (Level One)

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: teachers, assistants, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators, and additional school personnel

Dates: 1/29/2024 to 1/31/2024

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention in Schools (TCIS) is a student crisis management system designed to prevent crises from occurring as well as training staff to de-escalate potential crises, effectively manage acute crises, learn constructive ways to handle stressful situations, and develop a learning circle within the organization. Participants will be trained over the course of three days in active listening, behavior support techniques, emotional first aid, crisis co-regulation, the life space interview, and the stress model of crisis. This training is available for teachers, assistants, paraprofessionals, support staff, administrators, and additional school personnel.
Registrants outside of the Cayuga-Onondaga districts will be charged a $150 fee for this workshop.

16. Initial Evaluator Training

Program: Professional Development Unit

Activity Owner/Manager: Jessica S Docteur  - jdocteur@cayboces.org

Audience: New Evaluators of Teachers

Dates: 2/6/2024

This session is designed for administrators who are new to the teacher observation and evaluation process. Participants will learn the requirements of Education Law 3012-d as well as the elements of evidence-based observation

17. Council/ Communication Coordinators

Program: School Library System

Dates: 2/13/2024

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The Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service, approves the SLS budget, and approves the Annual Report. All members of SLS are encouraged to attend, but only members of the Council can vote. The Communication Coordinators meetings are a bridge between the SLS and school librarians in-district. Each district has at least one designated Communication Coordinator that is required to attend, but all librarians are encouraged to attend.

18. Council/ Communication Coordinator Meeting

Program: School Library System

Dates: 6/5/2024

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The Council advises the School Library System and helps create the Plan of Service, approves the SLS budget, and approves the Annual Report. All members of SLS are encouraged to attend, but only members of the Council can vote. The Communication Coordinators meetings are a bridge between the SLS and school librarians in-district. Each district has at least one designated Communication Coordinator that is required to attend, but all librarians are encouraged to attend.