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1. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 1/25/2020

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This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

2. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/1/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

3. ONLINE Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: general education teachers

Dates: 2/3/2020

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Feb 3 - Mar 2. In order to meet the needs our diverse student population, educators must possess the mindset and skills needed to foster a positive learning environment for all students as it is critical to their academic success. Culturally responsive instructional practices honor and support this diversity, connecting learning to students' cultural and linguistic background while building on prior experiences. Participants will learn how to build on their current practices to create a culturally responsive classroom for their students.

4. Mindfulness for Beginners

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/4/2020

Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword in education. It has actually been around for thousands of years across many cultures! Through research over the last couple of decades, we have become increasingly aware of the powerful impact of mindfulness on our health and well-being. As we engage in the implementation of social emotional learning and mental health education, mindfulness is a supportive practice that can benefit the entire system. This learning experience will offer educators a foundational understanding of mindfulness and its role in stress management, emotional regulation, and interpersonal skills. It will also address how mindfulness can move us beyond just managing emotions and behaviors and toward cultivation of heartfulness and compassion. This is a hands-on, interactive workshop so come prepared to learn and play.

5. Classroom Management

Program: School Improvement

Audience: PreK-12th grade educators

Dates: 2/7/2020

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This 2-day or multiple module training is designed for PreK-12th grade educators who would like more information on positive behavior support- classroom management strategies including: 1) arranging the physical environment, 2) defining, teaching, and acknowledging expectations and rules, 3) defining and teaching classroom procedures and routines, 4) active supervision, 5) behavior specific praise, 6) response strategies for inappropriate behavior, 7) class-wide group contingencies, 8) multiple opportunities to respond. Day 2 will be at a later date.

6. Distance Learning Facilitator Meeting for Spring

Program: Distance Learning

Audience: Distance Learning Facilitators

Dates: 2/7/2020

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Distance Learning facilitators will meet from across the county at CiTi's Main Campus in the Distance Learning Lab with the Distance Learning Coordinator. Agenda Items: -Data Security -Continued Google Training -Upcoming Distance Learning Events -Current Online Courses and Progress Monitoring -Current Interactive Video Courses -Certificate of Residence Updates -Best Practices for Online and Interactive Video Classes -Next Year's Distance Learning Schedule -ASL Articulation Agreement with Onondaga Community College -Review of Important Dates for Spring 2020 -Overview of Summer Online College and the course offerings -Review of the RUS Grant and Timeline

7. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

8. Online Book Study: Lost At School

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Administrators / Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2020

February 15 - March 17, 2020 Too Often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. Through this google based book study, participants will explore a Dr. Greene's trauma informed, non-punitive, non-adversarial Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model and be introduced to the ALSUP tool to identify the lagging skills and unsolved problems that contribute to the challenging behavior.

9. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/15/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $75.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $100.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114

11. Edcamp

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All school staff

Dates: 2/20/2020

Join us for a morning full of teacher-driven professionals collaborating among educators throughout Central New York. Unlike traditional conferences, Edcamp sessions are not planned or scheduled until the morning of the event using a scheduling board on which attendees can place an index card with their session on it. The sessions range from basic conversations around teaching methods to sessions sharing digital projects by students or sessions based around just having fun. The emphasis of many Edcamps using technology in the classroom, but a technology focus is not necessary. However, it is suggested that you bring a laptop to an Edcamp as many presentations will be interactive. In addition to registering on MLP, participants also need to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/. For more information please go to the Edcamp Firebird site at https://sites.google.com/phoenixcsd.net/edcamp-firebird/home

12. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/22/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

13. Why Trauma Matters

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Administrators, Teachers, Teaching Assistants

Dates: 2/26/2020

To become a trauma informed environment, we must first understand trauma and how it can directly impact an individual's behavior. For students especially, the learning process can be easily disrupted by trauma and stress. We will discuss the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study and the lasting impacts those experiences can have for today's youth. Much of this workshop targets strategies one can apply to create a trauma informed environment.

14. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 2/29/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

15. ONLINE Equitable Assessment: Implications for Instruction of English Learners

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: general education teachers

Dates: 3/2/2020

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Mar 2 - Mar 30. Assessment is a powerful tool for teachers as the results are a quantifiable measure of students' knowledge of the content. As an integral part of the teaching and learning cycles, assessment is a key focus for the teachers of English learners as it influences future instructional practice. This online seminar will guide participants through understanding the critical role both formative and summative assessments play and exploring practical assessment strategies for validly measuring English learners' knowledge in various content and grade-level classrooms.

16. Educator Resilience Through Mindfulness & Community

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/3/2020 to 3/18/2020

We do not need the research to tell us that teaching is stressful and burnout is real, although that research does exist! What we may not realize is that the stress we carry, can become a new normal and we are not always aware enough to intervene on our own behalf! This energy we carry not only impacts us, it impacts everyone around us - students, colleagues, our families and our community. We will explore ways we can build our own inner resilience so that we may be our most authentic and effective self. Our focus will be on the utilization of mindfulness, self-care and collaborative, supportive communities to improve our inner and outer world. Additionally, we will discuss how we can carry this forward into our classrooms, schools and personal lives.½½
Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act or DASA) Workshop: Six hour training in Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention. New York State's Dignity Act seeks to provide the State's public elementary and secondary school students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment, and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. School professionals applying for certification or license on or after DECEMBER 31, 2013 are required to complete six clock hours of course work or training in this area. This training is designed to fulfill that requirement. Tuition is $75.00 for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $100.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114

18. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/7/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

19. Integrating SEL into Classroom Practices

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 3/11/2020 to 3/31/2020

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) provides students with individual and interpersonal skills needed for more than just their academic life. SEL instructional practices can be woven within the classroom activities you have already intentionally planned. Through guided inquiry, reflective conversation through which listeners help guide their peers and challenge their thinking, we will evolve our instructional practices to highlight the social emotional skill set students are set to gain. We will learn to pay attention to our students emotions and behaviors to set instructional goals for individual students, targeted small group sessions, or whole class instruction. We will set commitments for personal practice, apply knowledge to instructional practice, and provide meaningful connections and support for our peers.

20. Dr. Ross Greene - Collaborative and Proactive Solutions to Challenging Behavior

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers and Administators

Dates: 3/13/2020

"The single most important thing a caregiver can do to help a behaviorally challenging child is to be the person who, at long last, identifies the lagging skills and unsolved problems that have been contributing to challenging episodes." -Dr. Ross W. Greene Dr. Greene's approach was first described in his books, The Explosive Child, Lost at School, and most recently in his book, Lost and Found. During his presentation, Dr. Greene will provide an introduction to the basic themes of his Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model. The CPS model provides a compassionate understanding of kids' behavioral challenges and a non-adversarial, trauma informed, effective approach for reducing challenging behavior, improving communication, and repairing relationships. This model has been implemented in schools, inpatient units, residential facilities, treatment programs, and juvenile detention facilities. At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to: 1. Describe how different interpretations of challenging behavior can lead to dramatically different approaches to intervention, and why conventional reward and punishment procedures may not be effective for many challenging kids 2. Identify and assess cognitive skills central to adaptively handling life's social, emotional, and behavioral challenges 3. Identify and prioritize unsolved problems precipitating challenging behavior, and much more. 4. Describe the three basic mechanisms by which adults handle unsolved problems and unmet expectations in kids (Plans A, B, and C) and what is accomplished by each, and the three steps or "ingredients" of Plan B. 5. Describe how to effectively implement Plan B to solve problems, teach skills, and reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behavior. You will leave with an understanding of the underpinnings of Dr. Greene's Approach, along with practical assessment and intervention tools that can be brought back to and used in diverse settings.

21. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/14/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

22. Using Restorative Circles and Play to Build Community & Resilience K-12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Educators of all roles

Dates: 3/16/2020

Two of the most effective tools for developing safety, respect, belonging, and voice in your school culture are socially engaged play and universal Tier 1 circles. Circles offer a structured and safe way for all voices to be heard, to practice listening and speaking, to build relational capacity, and explore issues related to equity and our social and emotional well-being. Well led, socially engaged play is vital for students to learn the requisite social and emotional skills of self-regulation, cooperation, teamwork, solving problems, imagination and creativity. In this experiential workshop participants learn fun, engaging and community building games and play activities that can be used in any setting alongside, and/or as part of the restorative circle process. Two texts will be given to each participant as part of this workshop: The Circle Process Guide by Annie O'Shaughnessy and the Games Manual by Howard Moody. Participants will:



•Examine and practice pre-game skills such as getting attention for instructions, choosing teams, laying down ground rules, and giving clear and concise instruction and demonstration.



•Explore the importance of choosing the right games for the population, skills, setting and time frame.



•Examine ways to develop an environment of cooperation versus one of competition.



•Examine and practice stop- process-resume paradigm.



•Play a lot of great games that work to build community, connection and trust.



•Review the elements of the tier 1 circle process and apply learning to engage in a small circle experience.



•Explore when to "circle up"and when not to.



•Experience play as an integral part of a circle process.



•Review the basic principles of restorative practices in schools.



• Develop steps to integrate play and circles into

23. Online Book Study: Lost At School

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Administrators / Teachers

Dates: 3/17/2020

March 17 - April 20, 2020 Too Often, the kids who need our help the most are viewed as disrespectful, out of control, and beyond help, and are often the recipients of our most ineffective, most punitive interventions. Through this google based book study, participants will explore a Dr. Greene's trauma informed, non-punitive, non-adversarial Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model and be introduced to the ALSUP tool to identify the lagging skills and unsolved problems that contribute to the challenging behavior.

24. 2019-20 National Board - Candidate Support

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 3/21/2020

This National Board Candidate Support Cohort provides a supportive, collaborative learning environment in which teachers will learn to describe and analyze their practice. Candidates will have multiple opportunities to receive peer review as well as a candid, fresh look at their respective written commentaries and video recordings.

25. ONLINE Establishing an Optimal Co-Teaching Classroom with English Learners in Mind

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: general education teachers

Dates: 3/30/2020

Mar 30 - Apr 27. What do teachers need to know and do prior to stepping in front of students as a co-teaching team? Participants of this online seminar will learn how to create a positive relationship by building a foundation for collaboration, welcoming the strengths and contributions each teacher brings to the partnership, and exploring ways to establish a presence where there is trust and respect. Through the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, participants will gain planning strategies to aid all students to learn at higher levels.

26. SEL Leadership Network - Additional Dates

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/30/2020 to 6/8/2020

SEL is essential to creating schools that effectively prepare all students to succeed in school and in life."It is the process through which children, youth, and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions"½½½½½ (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, 2018). The SEL Leadership Network is intended to support schools in the process of school-wide implementation of Social Emotional Learning. We will focus on the emerging guidance from New York State and the work from the SEL Statewide group. As schools establish their SEL Implementation Teams, our work at these network meetings will help guide team members with the various aspects of the work as well as opportunity to collaborate with others across the region.

27. ONLINE Intervention and Identification: Supporting ELLs with Ability Differences

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: general education teachers

Dates: 4/27/2020

Apr 27 - May 25. Although all students demonstrate a wide range of strengths, needs, and social characteristics, the increasing diversity among English language learners (ELLs) presents puzzling questions for education professionals. This is especially true of ELLs who, despite receiving appropriate language-related supports and services, still do not demonstrate adequate growth or achievement in school. In these cases, we ask the question: Is this issue related to language acquisition or to disability? In this online seminar, you will explore critical issues related to interventions for ELLs who present unique learning challenges, as well as the assessment and disability identification processes which occur once intervention is proven ineffective.

28. ONLINE Strategies for SIFE Success!

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: general education teachers

Dates: 5/25/2020

May 25 - June 22. Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) are English language learners who enter U.S. schools at least two years below grade level in reading and/or math in their native language due to underschooling. These learners bring with them rich cultural and life experiences but are doing double the work in learning English and academic skills simultaneously. Teachers looking for support in how to address the intense needs of this population will benefit from this course. In this seminar, participants will examine common characteristics and experiences of the SIFE population and learn how to design classroom environments and apply specific strategies that honor students' backgrounds to foster SIFE success.

29. Co-Teaching That Works!

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 special educators, general educators, administrators and other specialists interested in quality co-teaching. Participants who attend with their co-teaching partners and teams will experience the greatest benefit.

Dates: 7/7/2020 to 7/8/2020

In this two-day institute, Anne Beninghof will offer you dozens of practical tips, tools and strategies to assist you in creating a new co-teaching program or strengthening your current co-teaching programs. You will learn how two teachers can work together efficiently and effectively. Co-teaching has the potential to assist educators in creating classrooms that recognize and address the range of student abilities by using the expertise of both general educators and specialists. Gain:
• Tools to strengthen relationships between co-teaching staff and clarify roles
• Ideas for planning, scheduling and evaluation the co-teaching process
• Grouping structures that maximize learning
• Effective communication strategies for co-teaching partnerships
• Differentiated techniques for adapting instruction and assessment to reach more students

30. BOCES Senior Leadership Retreat 2020 - Adapting to Change

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/16/2020 to 7/17/2020

Hosted by the Mid-state JMT, the third annual BOCES Senior Leadership Retreat will provide unique learning experiences and networking opportunities for BOCES administrators, with a focus on adapting to change.