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1. ELT Online: Effective Instructional Outcomes

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 3/30/2020

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8 hrs - In this seminar, participants will create and analyze instructional outcomes that represent high expectations and rigor, build on prior learning, and connect to other disciplines. They will offer careful consideration of assessment methods (how students will demonstrate achievement of outcomes) and explore how to align the outcomes to Common Core State Standards. This seminar also explores how participants can create a balance among types of learning and different disciplines, as well as how to differentiate the learning experiences for diverse learners.

2. Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators

Dates: 3/30/2020

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In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.

3. Online Forum for Educator Well-Being & Community ~ Four Sessions

Program: School Improvement

Audience: all educators

Dates: 3/30/2020 to 4/8/2020

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This is an opportunity to experience Millennium Forum through an introductory experience of four powerful sessions with a small group of educators, facilitated by an experienced guide. Forum is an online Professional Circle Gathering intended to promote community, resilience, well-being and personal/professional growth. Session 1: Developing Mindful Awareness Session 2: Practicing Authentic Curiosity Session 3: Exploring the Power of Your Beliefs Session 4: Forming Authentic Relationships

4. Talking With Students About COVID 19

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 3/30/2020

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Concern over the Coronavirus can impact everyone--especially students. During challenging times such as these, it is important to carefully and clearly communicate information to students without causing undue alarm. Parents and teachers stand to be a primary source for emotional development. Together we will discuss guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists on how best to talk with children at this time. We will cultivate our basic understanding of childhood trauma and the impact it can have on the learning process. A Zoom link will be emailed to those registered by 9:00 am on March 30th.

5. SEL Leadership Network - Additional Dates

Program: School Improvement

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

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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.

6. NYSED SS Assessment Turnkey Training for US History & Government

Program: School Improvement

Audience: US History/Govt. Educators, Social Studies Department Chairs/facilitators

Dates: 3/31/2020

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Join us for NYSED's turnkey training on the US History and Government Assessment. We will take a closer look at the Educator's Guide, structural differences between the old and new exam, how questions are crafted for the exam, and instructional implications for transitioning to the new exam. Additionally, we will review analytical verse descriptive statements in scoring and provide an overview in scoring parts II and II.

7. Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/1/2020

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In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.

8. Talking with Students About COVID 19

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 4/1/2020

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Concern over the Coronavirus can impact everyone--especially students. During challenging times such as these, it is important to carefully and clearly communicate information to students without causing undue alarm. Parents and teachers stand to be a primary source for emotional development. Together we will discuss guidelines from the National Association of School Psychologists on how best to talk with children at this time. We will cultivate our basic understanding of childhood trauma and the impact it can have on the learning process. A Zoom link will be emailed to those registered by 9:00am on April 1st.

9. Collaborative for Emotional Wellness

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 4/2/2020

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"Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle," says Charles Glassman. Join me in this one hour Zoom session to discover new practices for emotional well-being. What activities foster calm or energizing emotions for you? Let's share what's working to help everyone with the change in daily schedule. We can explore new strategies to see what works on an individual basis and what may not work. We will engage in mindfulness activities that foster the growth of our emotional awareness, however the conversation will be driven by participants. Participants can join each week to engage in a discussion and practice focused on emotional wellness.

10. Understanding the Wheel of Awareness

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/2/2020

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Dr. Dan Siegel's Wheel of Awareness is the basis for a reflective practice which helps us direct our attention and improve our ability to focus on the individual aspects of our internal and external worlds, which are key components of a healthy mind. In this one hour Zoom session participants will learn the basics of the Wheel of Awareness and then engage in a reflective practice applying the Wheel as a tool. This type of practice is supportive of Self Awareness and Self Regulation in order to build resilience.

11. Building & Sustaining Resilience in Virtual Community

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators

Dates: 4/3/2020

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In this time of challenge and social distancing, it is important that we come together to process the emotions we may be feeling and practice ways to settle our nervous system. These mini- sessions will provide educators an opportunity to connect with others to give voice to what we are navigating and practice mindfulness. The practices will primarily focus on connecting with our breath and our body as anchors for presence.
Building on Series 1 content, participants will dive deeper into the activities to support a personalized understanding of emotional well-being. We will explore an inventory to find strengths and gaps in our self-care, we will develop a self-care emergency plan, and discuss how to translate these processes We will engage in mindfulness activities that foster the growth of our emotional awareness.

13. ELT Online: Effective Recordkeeping

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/6/2020

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In this seminar, participants will explore how to keep accurate records of instructional and noninstructional events, including completion of assignments, student progress in learning, school records outside of the classroom, and student responsibility for contributing to and maintaining these records.

14. Dignity for All Students Act: Required Training for Certification/Licensure - delivered via Zoom

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Teaching Assistants, Coaches, etc

Dates: 4/8/2020

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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. In response to the COVID-19 crisis CiTi is offering this one time DASA 6 hr Certification training free of charge. All registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the training. This email will be delivered to the email address associated with your MLP account. This 6 hour training will run from 8:30am - 3:30pm with a 1 hour lunch break from 11:30am - 12:30pm.

15. ELT Online: Involving and Interacting with Families

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/13/2020

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This seminar examines how and when teachers should provide information about student progress and the instructional program to families. Participants will explore how to successfully engage families in the instructional program with professionalism and keen cultural sensitivity, as well as how students can participate and contribute ideas to the program.

16. ELT Online: Engaging Instructional Groups

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Dates: 4/20/2020

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In this seminar, participants will discover strategies for forming and adjusting engaging, productive instructional groups where students assume some responsibility for their group's productivity. This seminar introduces grouping methods, how to assign roles and responsibilities, and creating expectations for group work.

17. How To Teach Math - session 1 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/28/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 1 Focus: What is the impact of math education? We will explore the current state of math education, outcomes, and our own experiences in math classrooms, both as students and teachers.

18. ELT: Co-Teachering: Building the Partnership

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/29/2020

What important things do co-teachers need to know prior to stepping in front of students together? Participants of this seminar will experience and embed strategies to develop a positive co-teaching partnership, learn how to apply the co-teaching models for various classroom environments, and gain planning strategies to ensure the learning of all students at high levels. Please bring a laptop or device, headphones and upcoming lessons/unit plans to the session. It is highly recommended that ENL and content teachers take this seminar with their co-teaching partner. (3 hour)

19. How To Teach Math - session 2 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 4/30/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 2 Focus: How does mindset influence math learning? We will explore the new brain research about how we learn, explore the impact that mindset has on learning, and learn how to implement these ideas in our classrooms to promote learning.

20. How To Teach Math - session 3 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/5/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 3 Focus: Why are mistakes so important to learning? We will understand the importance mistakes play in learning and explore strategies to build a mistake-friendly culture in our classrooms.

21. ELT: The Impact of Culture on Student Achievement

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/6/2020

In addition to learning a new language, ELLs have to adjust to a new environment and culture while learning new academic skills and content knowledge. Explore the impact of culture on academic achievement and identify factors that contribute to a culturally responsive classroom in this engaging session.

22. How To Teach Math - session 4 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/7/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 4 Focus: How do you teach for a growth mindset? We will explore how teacher moves, tasks, assessments, and grouping structures all impact student mindset and discuss practical strategies for our classrooms.

23. How To Teach Math - session 5 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/12/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 5 Focus: How do you develop students' number sense? We will define number sense and sense-making, understand why these are so important, and learn best practices for developing number sense and sense-making in our classrooms.

24. ELT: Co-Teachering: Strengthening the Collaboration

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/13/2020

You've been co-teaching together for a while"½. Now what? This session aims to provide co-teachers with the "next steps"½ in co-teaching. Participants will revisit ways establish a collaborative relationship that truly represents a shared curriculum. Co-teachers will walk away with concrete steps for intentional reflection, effective communication, and thoughtful planning. Beyond this, co-teachers will also become equipped to rise above pitfalls and challenge each other to take their teaching to higher levels, where ALL students are bound to thrive. (3 hour) Please bring a laptop or device, headphones and upcoming lessons/unit plans to the session. It is highly recommended that ENL and content teachers take this seminar with their co-teaching partner.

25. How To Teach Math - session 6 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/14/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 6 Focus: What does it mean to think & learn conceptually? We will understand what conceptual learning looks like in a math classroom and explore practical strategies and activities to develop student thinking.

26. How To Teach Math - session 7 of 7

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 5/19/2020

Though we recommend participation in the entire series of 7 sessions, registrants may choose to attend individual sessions only. How to Teach Math is for anyone who teaches or helps people learn math. The course explores research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Based on Professor Jo Boaler's research and work, participants will learn new strategies and ideas, try them in the classroom, and then reflect and discuss the results. Session 7 Focus: What are the principles of algebraic thinking? We will explore the principles of algebraic thinking and how to address common student misconceptions.

27. 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.
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

29. ELT: Growth Mindset, Growing Minds to Achieve Success

Program: CNY/Oswego County Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers

Dates: 6/3/2020

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work-brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities. ~ Dr. Dweck. Motivating students to have a growth mindset is crucial in developing active, confident learners. This seminar explores how to develop an environment that encourages a growth mindset, discusses growth vs. fixed mindset and engages participants on how to sustain mindset changes in the classroom.

30. 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

31. Building Relational Trust Through Play

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, teacher leaders, SEL educators, counselors, administrators, social workers

Dates: 7/7/2020

In whatever educational arena one works a crucial element to success is creating a dynamic, safe and trusting relationship with students. One of the best ways to do this is through well lead social play experiences. This one day training will be a fun, engaging and experiential workshop exploring a variety of ways that well lead games of many varieties including team building games, energizers and simple theater games work to deepen trust, connection and belonging. Great for anyone working with restorative circles, mindfulness or SEL curriculum. Participants will receive a copy of The Heart of Play Games Manual including over 200 activities for Connection and Joy by Howard Moody.

32. The Language of Connection: A Training in Conscious Communication

Program: School Improvement

Audience: all educators

Dates: 7/8/2020

Being able to communicate with care and curiosity, particularly while in conflict, is a skill everyone needs to learn. The models of Non-violent Communication, crucial conversations, respectful confrontation and others all share the same emphasis ~ being able to understand our feelings and needs, engage with our neurobiology with mindfulness and then cultivate empathy and safety for everyone. Anyone who is working with restorative justice practices, equity work, conflict resolution, respectful classroom concepts, SEL curriculum etc. can benefit from learning this fundamental skill of deep supportive listening, this language of connection. "True listening is being able to lean in softly and be willing to be changed by what you hear."

33. LETRS Training - Volume 1 Module 1-4

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/14/2020 to 8/6/2020

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

34. Envisioning, Implementing & Monitoring School/District-wide SEL

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 7/15/2020

This session is designed to help you identify appropriate resources, tools, and strategies to support systemic, whole school implementation of Social Emotional Learning. Participants will examine the importance of setting the "why" for SEL through connected data points, learn how to create policy that will drive practice through developing a needs assessment, theory of action, and vision for SEL, as well as explore SEL activities that can be immediately used with adults and students in their system. A foundational overview of the SEL competencies will be established with resources and activities that leaders can bring back to utilize with their staff.

35. 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.

36. LETRS Training - Volume 2 Module 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 7/20/2020 to 7/29/2020

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

37. LETRS Training - Volume 2 Module 5-8

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 8/3/2020 to 8/12/2020

Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

38. Fostering Music Literacy

Program: Arts-In-Education

Audience: Music Teacher

Dates: 8/10/2020 to 8/12/2020

$50.00-Educators ; $25-College Students Please register in MLP and also here (copy and paste in your browser)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfz_3lse-GBEeRymwqfGOUm1BKQ1d2yKOOfxx-FCnWwOJyTKQ/viewform

Arts in Education subscribers should also fill out an Arts in Education request form when the forms open up for 2020-2021: one request form per district. (Ticket request - # of teachers x $50)
Workshop Description: Helping students become musically literate is central to the school, community, and church music curriculum. While there is much agreement about why we should teach sight singing and musicianship skills, there is less agreement about how we should teach those skills. Far too often students are taught to be savvy symbol decoders rather than independent literate musicians.
Working from the premise that students learn musical skills in much the same order as they do language skills, participants will explore how we learn music through hearing and imitating patterns before reading (translating notation into sound) and writing (translating sound into notation). The pedagogy also includes a sequence of instruction that results in a strong link between sound and notation.
The TAKADIMI rhythm-pedagogy system, a beat-oriented system whose originators see it as evolving from Gordon's syllables, will be incorporated. The rhythm syllables can easily be adapted to elementary through adult choral and instrumental rehearsals in the church and K-Collegiate setting.
Workshop participants will also be presented with teaching strategies and techniques for integrating and applying literacy skills to appropriate repertoire. Special attention will be given to the development of curriculum maps.

39. Oswego Writing Institute 2020- Creating a Vibrant Writing Community (FREE)

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Writers and Teachers of Writing

Dates: 8/17/2020 to 8/18/2020

This FREE annual, two-day institute is a high-quality professional development opportunity for all writers and teachers of writing. Our keynote award-winning authors will be, Padma Venkatraman, author of The Bridge Home and Ralph Fletcher, children's author and author of professional books such as Joy Write. The authors will also be conducting break out sessions. Participants will have more than 20 PD sessions on writing and teaching writing to choose from, including sessions targeted to specific audiences (elementary, secondary, college). This event is open to the public. If you are interested in being a presenter for a breakout session, please copy/paste the following link into a new browser window and complete the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8i95dt4lx4uka2PheECZMj6iCf0VzYXusMlOutix0SMVtqg/viewform?usp=sf_link