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1. Seal of Biliteracy Consortium

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Admin and Teachers

Dates: 9/14/2021 to 5/19/2022

Seal of Biliteracy Consortium

2. 2021-2022 Oswego County Directors of Technology Monthly Meetings

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 9/17/2021 to 6/10/2022

These meetings will be hybrid, offering a Zoom and an in person option for the 2021-2022 school year. Zoom link will be provided via shared agendas.

3. CIC Meetings 2021-2022

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Central office staff charged with instructional leadership within component districts.

Dates: 9/17/2021 to 6/10/2022

Monthly meetings of the countywide Curriculum & Instruction Council members.

4. High School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/21/2021 to 5/24/2022

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

5. K-5 Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Elementary level educators: ELA, Interventionist, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/24/2021 to 5/20/2022

This educator's network for 2021-2022 will focus on professional dialogue aligned to culturally responsive practices in literacy, digital literacy, standards alignment in curriculum & instruction, evidence-based practices in reading and writing, online teaching practices, and more. Who should attend? Anyone that wants to learn and grow in teacher effectiveness. Benefit from attending if you are a teacher leader: ALL meeting materials/resources are shared and can be used as turn-key opportunities within your own school building. Meeting format: Fall/Spring sessions will be in person at CiTi Main Campus. Winter Sessions will be virtual via zoom.

6. Middle School Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/27/2021 to 5/27/2022

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

7. Elementary Principal Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Principals

Dates: 9/28/2021 to 5/26/2022

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

8. SEL Network ~ Coaches and Teacher Leaders

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Instructional and SEL Coaches, Teacher Leaders engaging in instructional and SEL support

Dates: 10/8/2021 to 5/6/2022

We have the basics of SEL down and how to talk the talk. How might we expand the integration of SEL and really walk the walk? This year-long network is intended for instructional coaches and teacher leaders who support other educators instructionally as well as with SEL integration. How do we lead and facilitate through an SEL lens? What might we be modeling in every interaction that supports SEL integration? Creating the space and culture that supports SEL is important to our work. This group will explore this in depth and share strategies to do this work well. *********************************************************************************************************** If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114 Content will be delivered through a Smore newsletter. You will receive the materials as soon as you register. Please complete by October 15th.

9. Math Network K-5

Program: School Improvement

Audience: K-5 for First In Math

Dates: 10/25/2021 to 6/7/2022

The First In Math digital resource will be discussed along with informational updates from NYSED. Please reach out to mperry@citiboces.org with any questions or Professional Development needs. The google link will be emailed to registrants on the meeting day.

10. OCLI Meeting

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 10/27/2021 to 5/25/2022

OCLI Meeting

11. Secondary Literacy Network

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Secondary ELA & Literacy Educators

Dates: 10/29/2021 to 5/6/2022

This educator's network for 2021-2022 will focus on professional dialogue aligned to culturally responsive practices in literacy, digital literacy, standards alignment in curriculum & instruction, evidence-based practices in reading and writing, online teaching practices, and more. Who should attend? ANY secondary teacher that embeds literacy practices in their subject area and wants to learn and grow. Benefit from attending if you are a teacher leader: ALL meeting materials/resources are shared and can be used as turn-key opportunities within your own school building. Meeting format: Fall/Spring sessions will be in person at CiTi Main Campus. Winter Sessions will be virtual via zoom.

12. Math Network 6-12

Program: School Improvement

Audience: 6-12 Math Educators

Dates: 11/8/2021 to 6/8/2022

There will be separate meetings for grade levels K-5 and 6-12. The math network meetings will be those interested in learning about information shared at the statewide framework group meetings, as well as support for the following instructional practices: math content & grade specific resources, NYSED updates, and aligning current curriculum to the Next Generation Learning Standards.
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. This training is delivered via zoom in 2 separate 3 hour sessions. An email will be sent to the email address associated with your MLP account the morning of the training. 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: Roseann Bayne 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114
Research and interest in the benefits of mindfulness in the educational setting continue to grow. According to Mindful Schools, "Healthy stress is a natural part of life, including childhood. Children and adults alike need to be challenged in order to grow and develop. However, in the modern education system, healthy stress is frequently displaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress occurs when life's demands consistently outpace our ability to cope with those demands." To counter the impact of toxic stress, we must develop and practice skills that begin to shift our habitual response to stress for both ourselves and our students outside of stressful circumstances. This module introduces educators to the history and research behind Mindfulness applications for personal and professional renewal as well as practical applications for the classroom. ____________ If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114 Content will be delivered through a Smore newsletter. You will receive the materials as soon as you register. Please complete by February 28th.

15. NYSAA Report Card Committee Meeting #12

Program: Exceptional Education

Dates: 1/25/2022

New
THis session is to continue the work on our county-wide report card for students who participate in the NYSAA

16. NYSAA Test Administration for Returning Champions

Program: Exceptional Education

Dates: 2/2/2022

Starting Soon
If you have given the NYSAA in the past two years, this is the session for you. We will be reviewing what is expected as well as what is new on the DLM site for you to better support your students.

17. Asynchronous: Introduction to the SEL Signature Practices

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All educators

Dates: 2/4/2022

New
The SEL Signature Practices from the Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) provides a simple three part structure appropriate for all content areas, grade levels, and especially for planned sessions with adults. Together we will dig into why each part of the structure is important to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning environment, explore different resources to help you get started, and take away with a few sample activities for each structure. This self-guided module will bring you through videos, articles, additional resources and end with a course survey based on reflection. Upon completion you will receive one hour in MLP. An email with further instructions for this module will be emailed on February 4th, 2022 and registered participants will have three weeks to complete this course. If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114

18. Asynchronous: Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 2/4/2022

New
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 posttraumatic 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 teachers, trauma professionals, and survivors everywhere: How can we minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits? This asynchronous or self-paced opportunity brings you through this powerful question. The module begins with a webinar to build common understanding on trauma, mindfulness, and meditation and how they intersect in classroom practice. Participants will leave with strategies to create a safe, supportive mindfulness practice in the classroom. Upon completion you will be asked to complete a survey/reflection where you will offer insights and key takeaways as well as certify your completion of all tasks. Once complete, you will receive 3 hours of professional development, documented in MyLearningPlan. All participants registered by 2/4/2022 will be emailed the mini-module in the form of a Smore "newsletter" containing the webinar and all items to complete. Participants will have until 3/4/22 to complete the required materials.
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. Send attention Roseann Bayne. NO CASH please, to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

20. Intentional Classroom Design for SEL

Program: School Improvement

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: 2/8/2022

As we consider our educational spaces, let's consider how the design of our spaces are conducive for social and emotional learning. Together we will explore the latest research on grouping, mindfulness corners/spaces, and even plants. Yes, plants. Research from Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands found that there are positive long-term effects of office plants. More specifically the study "found greenery significantly increases workplace satisfaction in employees (and students), heightens self-reported concentration levels, and improves perceived air quality.” Indoor plants can increase happiness, productivity, and even relieve stress which can have positive health benefits. Let's get excited about creating a welcoming educational environment. Are you out of New York State and interested in attending? Please reach out to Kate directly: kginney@citiboces.org If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114

21. Human Identity - So Much More Than Pink or Blue

Program: School Improvement

Audience: TA's, teachers, principals, administrators, all school staff

Dates: 2/9/2022

Regardless of race or creed, students who identify as LGBTQ+ experience dramatic numbers of founded cases of bullying, harassment and discrimination. Many of these negative experiences are rooted in bias or intolerance. This session will provide information that will seek to alter the common longstanding belief that gender and sexuality are binaries. Participants will be provided with resources and talking points to dispel myths about biological sex, gender identification, gender expression and sexual orientation. This is a virtual training that will be delivered via zoom. The zoom link will be delivered to the email address associated with your MLP/Frontline account the morning of the training. There is no fee associated with this training.
Hey Educators, how are you doing? It has been a heck of a year! What have you done for yourself lately? Let's talk about self compassion, shall we? According to Kristen Neff, self-compassion entails being warm and understanding toward ourselves when we suffer, fail, or feel inadequate, rather than ignoring our pain or flagellating ourselves with self-criticism. We treat ourselves the way we would treat a friend who was struggling or suffering. Practicing self-compassion involves taking action and making positive changes in our lives and when we do we can reconnect with their deep motivation and excitement for helping others. In this asynchronous learning module, you will be given the tools and resources to begin exploring self compassion in your life, understand and transform habitual responses and overcome self-criticism and develop an open heart and resilience through self-appreciation The science shows that self-compassion has a significant positive impact on educator well-being, resilience, and stress management. ____________ If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114 Content will be delivered through a Smore newsletter. You will receive the materials as soon as you register. Please complete by March 15th.
Collaboration is messy work, sometimes. We assume we can bring people together and magical things will happen! We all know this is not always the case. In fact, it is often not the case at all. How do we begin to reflect on and grow our own emotional intelligence and that of team members so that we can move forward intentionally with our work in the interest of those we serve? Let's explore the Rumble Process. Brene Brown says, "A rumble is a discussion, conversation, or meeting defined by a commitment to lean into vulnerability, to stay curious and generous, to stick with the messy middle of problem identification and solving, to take a break and circle back when necessary, to be fearless in owning our parts, and, as psychologist Harriet Lerner teaches, to listen with the same passion with which we want to be heard." This module will offer an overview of the process and opportunities for reflection. For further support, reach out to Liane Benedict, who can facilitate your team through this process more deeply. ____________________________________________________________________ If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114 Please complete by March 15th
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. Send attention Roseann Bayne. NO CASH please, to CiTi, 179 County Route 64, Mexico, NY 13114

25. Using SEL as a Lever for Equity ~ Asynchronous Module

Program: School Improvement

Dates: 3/31/2022

As CASEL describes, "SEL can be a powerful lever for creating caring, just, inclusive, and healthy communities that support all individuals in reaching their fullest potential.” This module will explore how SEL implementation fosters an equitable learning environment for all students. How do we show up in ways that help all students and adults feel respected, valued and affirmed? What are some of the ways we can be culturally responsive and allow for all voices to express learning in ways that honor who are? SEL for equity is not just for our at-risk students but is a way to cultivate the environment so that all students can thrive. This module includes a webinar that will offer an overview of SEL as a lever for equity as well as strategies for implementation. Additional resources such as videos and readings will offer ways to deepen understanding, reflect on instructional practice and personal competence with SEL, and commit to actions moving forward that will promote growth for all. ____________ If there is a cost associated with this training, please read payment options: *If your district is paying and you are an Oswego County district, please select Direct Bill *If your district is paying and you are outside of Oswego County, a cross contract will need to be initiated for permission to bill. Please contact Sherry Timm for arrangements (stimm@citiboces.org). *If you are self-paying, please mail a Money Order or Bank Check made out to CiTi Treasurer. PLEASE put course name in the notes. NO CASH please. Send to: CiTi BOCES Attention: Staci Silliman, Stern Bldg. 179 County Route 64 Mexico NY 13114 Content will be delivered through a Smore newsletter once you are registered. You will receive the materials as soon as you register. Please complete by April 15th.
Research is telling us that a "substantial amount of our ability to be resilient is fostered in our daily habits." Cultivating a resilient way of being can enable us to thrive, not just survive. We also know from a study out of the MU College of Education, that teachers with low levels of stress and high coping ability were practically non-existent! As we dive deeper into the work of Social Emotional Learning for our students, it is vital that we look at teachers and all adults working in schools through this lens. Onward takes us on an inward journey toward building resilience so that we may be our most authentic and best self, so that we may "listen to students and their families" by allowing us to "keep our hearts open". Resilience allows us to have difficult conversations, supports collaboration through change, and builds our confidence in managing our own and others' intense emotions. Join us on this year long PD journey, as we explore the research on human resilience, psychology, systems thinking and change management. Teams are encouraged to participate together. The impact on the culture of your organization will be powerful! We will have a kick off, in-person meeting on June 28th. We will meet in person one day in early August. Remaining monthly meetings would be hybrid with some being in person and some being virtual. We will select and commit to these dates at our kick off meeting. We will be utilizing the Onward book and workbook - participants are responsible for purchasing their own materials or seek district reimbursement, if allowable. Collaboration and reflection through the work will benefit each of us individually as well as the entire group. Please do not commit if you are not willing to engage and offer support in this way. Ideally, you can engage in this work with others from your building or district so that your inner work will collectively benefit your organization in deeper and wider ways.