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1. New Teacher Academy

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers who are new to the profession

Dates: 8/22/2019 to 12/17/2019

Teaching is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding careers out there. The first year in the classroom can be overwhelming. How do you design lessons that are engaging, rigorous, and student centered? How do you develop a classroom culture that motivates, encourages, and supports your diverse student needs? In a profession where things can change so quickly, what are the basics that every new teacher MUST know in order to be successful? This series of workshops will offer teachers who are new to the profession an opportunity to build a supportive network, examine best practices, and apply research-based strategies to promote student growth.
New Teacher Academy by Katie Naples
This workshop will continue the regional work of "unwrapping" the Next Generation Standards in ELA and Math for Compass, CTE and Special Ed teachers. Participants will closely examine the standards by developing and sequencing learning progressions. Participants will identify prerequisite skills and knowledge, chunk the learning, and arrange the learning in a logical sequence. As a result of this workshop, participants will: Understand the nature of learning progressions and their role of planning with clarity in mind. Apply the process to craft and sequence learning progressions in Next Generation grade level standards. Collaborate with colleagues from other areas in BOCES to develop a common understanding of grade level standards. Contribute to a regional resource while developing collective teacher efficacy.

3. Positivity Project Implementation Training at OCM BOCES

Program: Professional Development Unit

Dates: 11/22/2019

Starting Today
OCM BOCES will be hosting a one day training/symposium designed as a way for schools across Upstate NY to share ideas for implementation, revisit our why, and explore how we can all support the P2 movement over the next few years. It should be an epic day for P2 in Upstate NY!This training is designed to meet the needs of schools Pre K-12. This workshop will cost $50.00 per person

4. Developing Social-Emotional Wellness in Ourselves and Our Students

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teacher Assistants and Aides

Dates: 11/25/2019

Starting Soon
Calling all teacher assistants and aides! In this session, participants will discuss ways to support social-emotional learning within our schools. Participants will learn about the five core competencies of social-emotional learning and reflect on their own social-emotional wellness. Participants will also learn and practice strategies for avoiding the power struggle, identifying triggers to behavior, responding to self-regulation needs, and utilizing perspective taking.

5. Building Teacher Clarity 2.0: Developing and Sequencing Learning Progressions Math Grades 3-5

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers of Math Grades 3-5

Dates: 12/3/2019

These workshops will continue the regional work of "unwrapping" the Next Generation Standards in Math for teachers in grades 3-5. In smaller grade level bands, participants will closely examine the standards by developing and sequencing learning progressions. Participants will identify prerequisite skills and knowledge, chunk the learning, and arrange the learning in a logical sequence. As a result of this workshop, participants will

Understand the nature of learning progressions and their role of planning with clarity in mind.
Apply the process to craft and sequence learning progressions in Next Generation grade level standards.
Collaborate with colleagues from around the region to develop a common understanding of grade level standards.
Contribute to a regional resource while developing collective teacher efficacy.

6. Collaborative Community for Student Support Service Providers

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Providers

Dates: 12/3/2019 to 4/16/2020

This is a new interactive opportunity designed specifically for student service providers (counselors, social workers, psychologists, mental health providers) to come together to discuss their roles, study best practices, and share and borrow ideas. Participants will network with regional colleagues, obtain updates from NYSED, and present current school tier 2 and 3 interventions to peers. This session will be facilitated by the Behavior Excellence Coach from the Professional Development Unit.

7. Math 9-12 Collaborative

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Math 9-12 Teachers

Dates: 12/4/2019

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Math 9-12 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.

8. Earth Science Collaborative

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers of Earth Science

Dates: 12/5/2019

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Earth Science 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.

9. Technology Collaborative Community

Program: Instructional Support Services

Dates: 12/6/2019

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Technology in grade 7-12 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 Instructional Support Services. Outcomes: Present key takeaways and resources gathered from Oswego Technology Conference Reflect upon and discuss opportunities for regional collaboration and competition Demonstrate and showcase favorite projects and learning activities Map current 7-12 course offerings regionally

10. SpED Gr 7 & 8 NYS CERT Ext Series: Knowledge of Students (Course 1)

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 1/13/2020

Course 1 Knowledge of Students: In this course, teachers will analyze the shifts in physical, emotional, social and cognitive hallmarks of 7th & 8th grade students and understand the implications for students with disabilities, including those that are English Language Learners. Teachers will demonstrate understanding of behavior management and develop tools to teach self-regulation so that students can achieve success in inclusive learning environments. Teachers apply their knowledge of current research in assessment to strengthen skills in writing authentic IEPs that are compliant with NYS guidance and that support students and their teachers in inclusive, more independent environments.

11. School Library System Council Meeting #2

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and library staff

Dates: 12/10/2019

This is the second of four meetings of the School Library System Council held during each school year. Members discuss issues related to instruction, management, resources, technology, and professional development that support school library programs in our region. They also participate in technology training and share best practices for information literacy instruction and library management. Lunch will be provided.

12. SpED Gr PK-K NYS CERT Ext Series: Knowledge of Students (Course 1)

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 12/11/2019 to 1/22/2020

In June of 2018, NYS approved a new certification pathway for special educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of certified special education teachers in NYS. Special Educators who have an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification, who are interested in obtaining an extension for grades PK-K, are invited to study this grade band through a three course series: Knowledge of Students (15hrs), Instructional Strategies (15hrs) and Professional Practice (15hrs). Together, these three courses meet NYSED Special Education CTLE Certification criteria for extending an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification to include grades PK-K. Knowledge of Students (Course 1): In this course, teachers will analyze the shifts in physical, emotional, social and cognitive hallmarks of PK-K grade students and understand the implications for students with disabilities, including those that are English Language Learners. Teachers will demonstrate understanding of behavior management and develop tools to teach self-regulation so that students can achieve success in inclusive learning environments. Teachers apply their knowledge of current research in assessment to strengthen skills in writing authentic IEPs that are compliant with NYS guidance and that support students and their teachers in inclusive environments. This course will be in Schoology with occasional Zoom sessions from 6-9pm on Wednesdays.

13. Building Teacher Clarity 2.0: Developing and Sequencing Learning Progressions Math Grades 6-8

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers of Math Grades 6-8

Dates: 12/12/2019

These workshops will continue the regional work of "unwrapping" the Next Generation Standards in Math for teachers in grades 6-8. In smaller grade level bands, participants will closely examine the standards by developing and sequencing learning progressions. Participants will identify prerequisite skills and knowledge, chunk the learning, and arrange the learning in a logical sequence. As a result of this workshop, participants will

Understand the nature of learning progressions and their role of planning with clarity in mind.
Apply the process to craft and sequence learning progressions in Next Generation grade level standards.
Collaborate with colleagues from around the region to develop a common understanding of grade level standards.
Contribute to a regional resource while developing collective teacher efficacy.

14. Social-Emotional Strategies for Classroom Culture

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 12/13/2019

Participants of this training will learn practical strategies for incorporating Social-Emotional Learning in everyday classroom instruction through welcoming rituals, engaging brain breaks, and optimistic closures. Participants will learn, practice, plan, and reflect on 3 SEL signature practices and will receive a playbook to use within their own classrooms.

15. Lead Evaluator Leadership Book Study: Dare to Lead

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Lead Evaluators

Dates: 1/7/2020 to 4/14/2020

Courage is Contagious. Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind. In this book study designed for Lead Evaluators, participants will read, reflect, and discuss Dr. Brene Brown's latest research in her book, Dare to Lead. Collectively, the group will learn how to cultivate braver, more daring leaders within their organization and embed the value of courage into their school culture. Topics for each session include rumbling with vulnerability, living into our values, braving trust, and learning to rise. Participants will each receive a copy of the book as well as a daring classrooms workbook and several additional resources. Lunch will be provided.

16. Introduction to Micro/Maker Bit

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: All teachers, STEAM teachers, Tech Teachers

Dates: 1/7/2020

Participants will learn how to create interactive projects and bring student projects to life, incorporate sound and video to displays along. Each person will create an interactive volcano poster board during this class. The possibilities are endless!

17. Delivering Effective Feedback to Improve Instruction, Dr. Leela George, Syracuse University

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Lead Evaluators

Dates: 1/10/2020

This session, designed for lead evaluators, will explore the power of feedback as a tool to improve instruction and increase teacher effectiveness.

18. Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Seal of Bilieracy Consortium Meeting

Program: Professional Development Unit

Dates: 1/14/2020

During this meeting we will review and finalize our consortium document. We will also plan our Seal of Biliteracy assessment day.

19. Observing and Reshaping Student Behavior-What's the Data and Why Does it Matter?

Program: Professional Development Unit

Dates: 1/17/2020

"I don't know what happened. It came out of nowhere." Increasingly, educators work with students with behaviors that are disruptive to their own learning and the learning environment. For educators to teach replacement behaviors, they must first identify the problem behavior and prevent it when possible. This training will help explain the importance and process for tracking specific behavior patterns in order to decrease challenging behavior. Participants will learn how to identify target behaviors, track the antecedents and consequences, and analyze data to determine the function of a specific behavior. Work time to create individual behavior tracking documents (duration, latency, frequency, and location) will be provided.

20. SpED Gr 7 & 8 NYS CERT Ext Series: Knowledge of Students (Course 2)

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 1/27/2020 to 3/2/2020

New
In this course, teachers will analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on Reading, Writing and Math at the 7 & 8 grade level and develop lesson plans that use evidence based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. Teachers will apply their knowledge of this age group, current learning research and technology to demonstrate facility in designing engaging lessons and developing a classroom culture that supports social, emotional, cognitive and linguistic growth for all students. Prerequisite: Course 1

21. Building Teacher Clarity 2.0: Developing and Sequencing Learning Progressions ELA Grades 9-12

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: English Teachers Grades 9-12

Dates: 1/28/2020

These workshops will continue the regional work of "unwrapping" the Next Generation Standards in ELA for teachers in grades 9-12. In smaller grade level bands, participants will closely examine the standards by developing and sequencing learning progressions. Participants will identify prerequisite skills and knowledge, chunk the learning, and arrange the learning in a logical sequence. As a result of this workshop, participants will

Understand the nature of learning progressions and their role of planning with clarity in mind.
Apply the process to craft and sequence learning progressions in Next Generation grade level standards.
Collaborate with colleagues from around the region to develop a common understanding of grade level standards.
Contribute to a regional resource while developing collective teacher efficacy.

22. Building Teacher Clarity 2.0: Developing and Sequencing Learning Progressions in Algebra I, II, and Geometry

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers of Algebra I, II, and Geometry

Dates: 1/29/2020

These workshops will continue the regional work of "unwrapping" the Next Generation Standards in Math for teachers of Algebra I, II, and Geometry. In smaller grade level bands, participants will closely examine the standards by developing and sequencing learning progressions. Participants will identify prerequisite skills and knowledge, chunk the learning, and arrange the learning in a logical sequence. As a result of this workshop, participants will

Understand the nature of learning progressions and their role of planning with clarity in mind.
Apply the process to craft and sequence learning progressions in Next Generation grade level standards.
Collaborate with colleagues from around the region to develop a common understanding of grade level standards.
Contribute to a regional resource while developing collective teacher efficacy.

23. SpED Gr PK-K NYS CERT Ext Series: Instructional Strategies (Course 2)

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: Special Educators seeking PreK-K Special Ed Certification

Dates: 1/29/2020 to 3/4/2020

In June of 2018, NYS approved a new certification pathway for special educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of certified special education teachers in NYS. Special Educators who have an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification, who are interested in obtaining an extension for grades PK-K, are invited to study this grade band through a three course series: Knowledge of Students (15hrs), Instructional Strategies (15hrs) and Professional Practice (15hrs). Together, these three courses meet NYSED Special Education CTLE Certification criteria for extending an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification to include grades PK-K. Instructional Strategies (Course 2): In this course, teachers will analyze the NYS Next Generation Standards focusing on Reading, Writing and Math at the PK-K grade level and develop lesson plans that use evidence based and developmentally appropriate instructional practices to support student achievement. Teachers will apply their knowledge of this age group, current learning research and technology to demonstrate facility in designing engaging lessons and developing a classroom culture that supports social, emotional, cognitive and linguistic growth for all students. Prerequisite: Course 1 This course is online via Schoology and will be held on Wed. from 6-9 pm.

24. Chemistry Collaborative Community

Program: Professional Development Unit

Dates: 1/30/2020

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Chemistry 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.

25. ELL/MLL Considerations for Lead Evaluators

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Lead Evaluators

Dates: 1/30/2020

In this three hour professional learning session for Lead Evaluator Training, participants will: Review basic ELL/MLL foundational knowledge and information Identify key expectations about supporting ELLs/MLLs in the classroom Identify ELL/MLL considerations in the classroom

26. K-8 STEAM/Technology Collaborative

Program: Instructional Support Services

Audience: STEM/STEAM teachers and teachers of technology K-8

Dates: 2/5/2020

This collaborative workshop/meeting is intended for teachers of Technology and STEM/STEAM in grades K-8. The focus is to come together to discuss and share ideas and best practices for integrating technology into curriculum. A portion of this day will also consist of a hands-on learning piece that will include mini STEAM projects/lessons for participants to complete. If you would like to share out a mini STEAM project/lesson on this day, please contact Facilitator, Heather Snyder, Southern Cayuga District STEAM Coordinator (SnyderH@southerncayuga.org) or Renee Lawrence, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES Instructional Technology Integration Specialist (rlawrence@cayboces.org) for scheduling and/or support.

27. School Library System Council Meeting #3

Program: School Library System

Audience: School librarians and library staff

Dates: 2/6/2020

This is the third of four meetings of the School Library System Council held during each school year. Members discuss issues related to instruction, management, resources, technology, and professional development that support school library programs in our region. They also participate in technology training and share best practices for information literacy instruction and library management. Lunch will be provided.

28. Physics Collaborative

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers of Physics

Dates: 2/6/2020

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Physics 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.

29. Leading the Implementation of the Next Generation Standards

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Lead Evaluators

Dates: 2/10/2020

In this workshop, leaders will develop an understanding of teacher clarity and discuss what it looks like in classroom practice.

30. TCIS: Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools

Program: Professional Development Unit

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

Dates: 3/2/2020 to 3/4/2020

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.

31. Active Listening

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Administrators, General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Assistants, School Counselors, Social Workers

Dates: 3/9/2020

Active listening serves the purpose of earning the trust of others and helping you to understand their situations. Active listening comprises both a desire to comprehend as well as to offer support and empathy to the speaker. Rather, the goal is simply for the other person to be heard, and perhaps to solve their own problems. Participants of this training will learn about the roadblocks to effective listening along with nonverbal communication techniques, as well as how to navigate difficult conversations. Participants will shift their communication from listening to respond to listening to understand.

32. SpED Gr 7 & 8 NYS CERT Ext Series: Knowledge of Students (Course 3)

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 3/9/2020 to 4/6/2020

New
In this course, teachers will strengthen their skills in building successful professional relationships with their students' families, their paraeducators, related service teams and co-teaching partners that are interactive and supportive of student outcomes. Teachers will understand the fundamental role of transition in IEPs and how to apply their skills as a case manager to create a supportive, informative IEP. Teachers will analyze the role of special educator as a resource and advocate for inclusive communities. Prerequisite: Course 1

33. LETRS Modules 1-4

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers from Auburn, Cato-Meridian, Skaneateles, Union Springs and Red Creek. There are no extra seats available at this time.

Dates: 3/10/2020 to 5/6/2020

LETRS is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student. LETRS can be used regardless of the literacy program in use. (https://www.voyagersopris.com/professional-development/letrs/overview) ****Estimated cost based on total attendance plus materials.**** Approximately $950 per person - final cost to be determined based on actual number of participants.

34. SpED Gr PK-K NYS CERT Ext Series: Professional Practice (Course 3)

Program: Cayuga-Onondaga Teacher Center

Audience: Special Educators

Dates: 3/11/2020 to 4/8/2020

In June of 2018, NYS approved a new certification pathway for special educators interested in extending their existing certification to address the growing shortage of certified special education teachers in NYS. Special Educators who have an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification, who are interested in obtaining an extension for grades PK-K, are invited to study this grade band through a three course series: Knowledge of Students (15hrs), Instructional Strategies (15hrs) and Professional Practice (15hrs). Together, these three courses meet NYSED Special Education CTLE Certification criteria for extending an existing NYS Students with Disabilities Generalist Grades 1-6 certification to include grades PK-K.

Professional Practice (Course 3): Professional Practice (Course 3): In this course, teachers will strengthen their skill in building successful professional relationships with their students' families, their paraeducators, related service teams and co-teaching partners that are interactive and supportive of student outcomes. Teachers will understand the fundamental role of transition in IEPs and how to apply their skills as a case manager to create a supportive, informative IEP. Teachers will analyze the role of special educator as a resource and advocate for inclusive communities. Prerequisite: Course 1

35. US History Collaborative

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: US History in grades 7-8, and 11

Dates: 3/12/2020

This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of US History in grades 7-8, and 11 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.

36. 6-8 Science Collaborative

Program: Professional Development Unit

Audience: Teachers of Science Grade 6-8

Dates: 3/19/2020

New
This interactive work day is designed specifically for teachers of Science in grades 6-8 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.