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1. Rocketbook

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 9/16/2019

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Learn to use Rocketbook and its features to facilitate the collection of written information. Pages can be sent via email or "dropped" to a connected Google Drive account. (A smart phone or tablet is needed for this to work in your classroom in conjunction with the Rocketbook app.)

2. High School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/18/2019 to 6/10/2020

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Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

3. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 6/11/2020

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Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

4. LETRS Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/19/2019 to 10/25/2019

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

5. Elementary Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/20/2019 to 6/12/2020

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Support Principals, provide them with opportunity to collaborate with county-wide colleagues and hear NYED updates.

6. Secondary Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary ELA educators

Dates: 9/20/2019 to 5/1/2020

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This educator's network will focus on building capacity with Next Generation Learning Standards and engage in professional dialogue aligned to evidence-based practices in literacy.

7. Zoo 2 Zen ~ Daily Energy Routine for Classrooms

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/26/2019

Bring a hectic classroom, students, staff, and yourself into balance with extremely simple tools. These easy tools will not only change the feel of the classroom, but the transformation will be easily measured in a few weeks. The tools I will describe can be utilized throughout the participants' lives to help manage any type of stress that life presents. When we have ways to deal with stress, it can offset anxiety, depression...basically any illness. It can take the job of teaching and transform it into a passion for teaching! The classroom can become that safe place to learn and empower students, helping them realize an optimal educational experience, and it only take less than 15 minutes? "Wow, I need every minute of the day, I don't even have 15 minutes to spare!" This is the reality of many teachers. But, lets think about this. First, 15 minutes is less than 1% of 24 hours. Second, once you utilize these simple tools taught in the workshop your day will go so much smoother. There will be less time spent calming down the class, less absenteeism, less disrespectful behavior, less discipline problems, less test anxiety, less bullying and overall happier learners. Hmm, if we add all those "less" behaviors, I say 15 minutes is looking pretty good. You might be concerned about whether this would work for middle and high school students, considering their jam-packed schedules. There are ways to implement these tools for that age group too. Let's put Oswego County on the map for the best place to learn and for having the top students in the US. Yes I said the US!

8. Mindfulness in Education Network

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 9/30/2019 to 5/18/2020

This gathering is a community of educators who are seeking to grow their own mindfulness practice with the support of others as well as explore ways to implement mindfulness in their setting. We experience mindfulness together with various practices, share ideas, explore challenges and help each other grow!

9. Educator Resilience Through Mindfulness & Community

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/1/2019 to 10/29/2019

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.
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. Trauma, Mindfulness & The Brain: Research and Strategies for Educators

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/2/2019 to 11/20/2019

This three day series will take educators on a journey to more deeply understand trauma, mindfulness and the brain with application for students and adults. Day 1 will focus on brain research. Day 2 offers strategies for trauma informed interactions and mindfulness practices. Day 3 recognizes the importance of self-care so that educators are able to withstand the impact of trauma on their practice and be more present and grounded for those they serve. The workshop is also designed with SEL practices as a lens so that educators can experience application of these practices and consider how this transfers into their classroom.

12. Integrating Social Emotional Learning into Classroom Practices: A Guided Inquiry Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-12 Teachers, teaching assistants

Dates: 10/3/2019 to 12/12/2019

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. Please note this series takes place over three months at two different locations.

13. Google Forms for Data Tracking

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/3/2019

There are many reasons to track student data in the classroom. Learn how to make Google Forms to help collect and track this data.

14. Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: PreK - 2

Dates: 10/4/2019

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Carri Waloven will be facilitating a live webinar with a trainer from Literacy Resources. Participants will learn about the lesson components and activities included in all three levels of the curriculum and how the lessons can be implemented in the classroom. Time will be built in for small group discussion, hand motion practice, and Q&A. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of the Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum.

15. Mindfulness in Education For Beginners

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/8/2019

More than a buzzword, Mindfulness is rising up in its influence and value in education. The research is growing around its impact on learning, focus and overall health and well-being for students and adults. Through experiential learning and collaborative interactions, participants will explore mindfulness - what it is, why it matters, where it fits and how to begin. The work will involve an emphasis on personal practice as well as equip educators with strategies to begin using in their classroom or setting immediately.

16. LETRS Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/9/2019 to 11/15/2019

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Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading & Spelling

17. Zoom Mini Series: Overview of Social Emotional Learning

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/10/2019

A Zoom Mini Series event is an online learning experience meant for educational application and is tailored to one hour. You will receive your Zoom link to your email address, registered with My Learning Plan, a few days before your event, which will take place entirely online. You can engage in a Zoom Mini Series event from wherever you have reliable internet access. You do not need a webcam to participate; if you have any questions please reach out. Join me for a one hour session to review the NYSED Social Emotional benchmarks, what implications this has on professional and personal growth, and explore powerful resources to get you started.

18. Google Data Studio

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/10/2019

Now that you know how to collect data using Google Forms, you can use Google Data Studio to create a graphical dashboard based on this data.

19. K-5 Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-5 ELA/Literacy Educators

Dates: 10/11/2019 to 5/15/2020

The K-5 Literacy Network will focus on building capacity with Next Generation Learning Standards and engage in professional dialogue aligned to evidence-based practices in literacy.

20. Dignity for All Students Act: (Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees)/DASA Coordinator Training

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Dignity Act Coordinators and/or their Designees

Dates: 10/15/2019

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This training will review the DASA regulations and updates; Review the roles and responsibilities of Dignity Act Coordinators; Share an overview of complaint process flow charts; Provide samples of DASA forms and investigation techniques; and provide an overview of best practices related to school-wide strategies for improved climate and culture. NOTE: THIS IS NOT THE 6hr REQUIRED TRAINING FOR CERTIFICATION. No cost for employees of district which subscribe to the Oswego BOCES School Improvement Co-Ser. Tuition is $75.00 for all other attendees. If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made to CiTi Treasurer. NO CASH please; to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

21. Book Creator

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 10/15/2019

Book Creator is both a mobile app for iPad (paid) and on Google Chrome (freemium). Learn how to create your own ebooks, and student-created ebooks, using Book Creator. We will also learn how to curate student items into a shared library.

22. Excel Webinar Series

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Anyone that uses excel in their job

Dates: 10/22/2019 to 4/7/2020

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A series of six 1-hour live sessions: MS Excel is an extremely powerful tool. In this series, we will explore many of the most useful features of Excel and how they can be applied in an educational setting (district offices and schools). No experience is necessary, as we will start with the basics and work from there. For experienced users, we will cover many tricks, time-savers, and advanced features through practical examples that you can take back and implement. Each 1-hour live session is recorded and available for future on-demand viewing. TECH NEEDS: Internet access to join.me for live sessions; YouTube for future on-demand Session Topics: 1.) Tips, Tricks and Strategies, 2.) Conditional formatting and logical operators, 3.) Criteria-based count and sum functions Intro to Excel pivot tables, 4.) Data validation (intermediate to advanced), 5.) Practical uses of Vlookup, 6.) Pivot tables and pivot charts

23. Why Trauma Matters

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, teaching assistants, school counselors, administrators

Dates: 10/23/2019

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.

24. Zoom Mini Series: We Regulate

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/24/2019

A Zoom Mini Series event is an online learning experience meant for educational application and is tailored to one hour. You will receive your Zoom link to your email address, registered with My Learning Plan, a few days before your event, which will take place entirely online. You can engage in a Zoom Mini Series event from wherever you have reliable internet access. You do not need a webcam to participate; if you have any questions please reach out. Join me for this one hour session to learn the basics of self-awareness and self-management. We will explore the brain basics, physiological responses that flag emotional responses, and a few quick strategies to get you started.

25. SEL Leadership Network

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/28/2019 to 5/18/2020

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"½½ (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.

26. Book Study: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness:Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing by David A Treleaven

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Teachers, counselors, psychologists, nurses

Dates: 11/5/2019 to 1/13/2020

"From elementary schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and up to 20% of us will develop post-traumatic stress. This means that anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room is likely to be struggling with trauma. This raises a crucial question for mindfulness teacher, trauma professionals, and survivors everywhere: How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits?" I am excited for us to share this book study journey over the next few months through five meetings. We will have two in-person meetings and three meetings via Zoom. Together, we will read and discuss the content of this book and how to apply our knowledge to our environments. We will lean on each other for tough questions and celebrate our growth in mindset around trauma, education, and how best to support every student's emotional and behavioral needs. The power of our book study lies in the flexibility of using an online platform to connect meaningfully and likely from the comforts of our homes. Most importantly, you are committing to a unique book study opportunity along with the expectations and responsibilities outlined at our Smore newsletter link below: https://www.smore.com/g0vrk

27. Google Sites

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 11/5/2019

Use Google's "New" Sites to create a website for your class, or project, or e-portfolios, or department, and so on. We will learn how to create material, add pages, embed pictures, Google Drawings, and Google Docs, and link to external websites. We will also demonstrate how to collaboratively work on webpage creation.
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
Canva, PosterMyWall, BeFunky, & Adobe Spark are all programs that have free components to create flyers, brochures, infographics, and images (and Adobe also has movies and mini-websites). For the sites that need logins, Google and/or Facebook OAuths are used.

30. Mindful Communication: What We Say Matters

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 11/13/2019 to 12/17/2019

When we can fully express ourselves and hear what's going on within others, we experience immense inner peace. This inner peace leads to outer peace, which leads to healthier relationships, stronger communities and ultimately makes the world a better place to live. - Jonathon Miller Communication is no easy task. Much suffering can arise from misunderstanding and lack of awareness. We speak in ways that rely on old habits, often depending on assumptions and judgments and looking through the lens of our own jumbled mind of thoughts. Our communication practices could benefit from mindful awareness! In this workshop, participants will explore the five questions to ask before engaging in conversation, ways to cultivate connection with individuals and groups, effective techniques for questioning and offering feedback, and how to do the inner work necessary for mindful interactions. Additionally, we will explore how to implement SEL practices as coaches and leaders when leading groups and working with individuals. Day 2 will include opportunity to practice skills learned on Day 1. Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -Rumi
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
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

33. Minecraft Education

Program: Model Schools

Dates: 1/9/2020

Come learn Minecraft Education and how to use it in a classroom setting. There will be a focus on using iPads and the classroom mode of Minecraft for managing students during classroom lessons. You will need a Microsoft License from your school in order to participate in the session. Please contact your IT department if you are uncertain if you have this license. Minecraft makes connections to Math, Science, ELA, Reading, Social Studies, Programming/Coding. This session will provide the technology to run a session. However, back in your classroom you will need iPads, Windows 10, or a MacIntosh and the Microsoft License.

34. 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