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1. LCSD Book Study: Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman

Program: Lansing Groton Teacher Center

Audience: PK-12 teachers

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 8/9/2022

As Joe Feldman points out, "Grades are the main criteria in nearly every decision that schools make about students," from placement in advanced courses to eligibility for extracurriculars. Beyond k-12 education, students' grades can impact their college acceptance and access to scholarships. In short: Grades are important. But how do we ensure that the grades we assign truly and equitably reflect our students' learning?

This book study will take a critical look at traditional grading practices that have led to disproportionately negative outcomes for some student groups, as well as at new practices that promote equity for all learners. Participants will finish up the study with an actionable plan for grading in the 2022-2023 school year.

2. CCTC- Onward Monthly Book Club 2022-2023

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: All educators

Dates: 8/18/2022 to 7/23/2023

This book club will get together for live online meetings once a month while using an online classroom to engage with one another throughout the year. Participants will receive two books, Onward and the Onward Workbook. The Onward Book Club offers a year of monthly book club discussions for educators, coaches, and leaders to grow your resilience in a supportive community. Based on the 12-month curriculum in the book Onward and The Onward Workbook, the book club will provide strategies and practices to help you deepen your resilience. With practical, informative, inspirational and relevant activities and guidance, Onward is grounded in science, social science, and psychology, and peppered with Elena's personal narratives, this book will undoubtedly change the way we think about emotions, stress, and our purpose as educators. The book focuses on the 12 habits that cultivate resilience, and their correlating dispositions, and provides a roadmap for how to feel more effective, more fulfilled, and happier at work. This is book study targeted toward your personal growth and how that positively impacts your classroom, role, and/or leadership -- there will not be any activities or discussion based on students or activities you can do with your students, but instead, how you can grow as an individual.

3. LGTC: Mentor Training 2022-2023 School Year

Program: Lansing Groton Teacher Center

Dates: 8/23/2022

This training is for LCSD teachers who wish to be trained for future mentoring opportunities. During this training, teachers will discuss the needs of their interns, establish routines, and discuss the roles of coaching, collaborating, and consulting. We will also discuss best practices for keeping track of mentoring hours. For questions, please contact Rhody O'Donnell -

4. Intern Program PLC- Intern Registration

Program: Lansing Groton Teacher Center

Dates: 10/20/2022 to 6/14/2023

The PLC is designated for LCSD Teacher Interns that are level 1. The PLC will meet seven times during the school year. Please contact Andrea Schneider for questions:

5. Mentor Program PLC- Mentor Registration

Program: Lansing Groton Teacher Center

Dates: 10/20/2022 to 6/14/2023

The PLC is designated for LCSD Teacher Mentors that are mentoring Level 1 mentees. The PLC will meet every other month on a rotating basis with mentees at the district level. Please contact Andrea Schneider for questions:

6. CCTC: New Teacher Mini-Workshop

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: New Teachers, Mentors, Coaches

Dates: 12/19/2022

Join new teacher colleagues for a combined professional learning and networking event. Karen Dudgeon, LCSW will lead an interactive discussion "Compassion, Empathy and Hope” centered around the challenges new teachers are likely to encounter. Karen will provide practical strategies and practices for success to stave off first year burnout. Participants will receive a copy of "The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide: Embarking on Your First Years" by Tina H. Boogren. The workshop will begin with light refreshments and networking to allow teachers time to travel from neighboring school districts.

7. CCTC: Educator Wellness: A Guide for Sustaining Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Social Well-Being

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: All Educators and School Related Professionals are welcome.

Dates: 2/1/2023 to 3/15/2023

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It's no secret that the last few years have been extremely challenging for educators. We often hear about self-care. While self-care is important, the impact can fade away after we return to work. As educators, we need to look at wellness routines. Join us for a four week book study of Educator Wellness by Timothy D. Kanold and Tina H. Boogren as we seek to develop routines around physical, mental, emotional, and social routines. This is a no stress book study. Let's take some time to breathe, learn from each other, and be reflective participants on our wellness journeys.

8. CCTC: Art Show Matting & Framing Workshop

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: Participating Art Teachers

Dates: 2/3/2023 to 2/10/2023

Two dates open, register for both now and attend the one that best suits your schedule later. By invitation only, this is open ONLY to art educators participating in the 2023 Imagination Celebration. Join Gallery Director, Jaroslava Prihodova, at the Dowd Fine Arts Gallery at SUNY Cortland to learn how to cut a beveled mat and frame your pieces for the Imagination Celebration Art Show. She will explain the steps and ways to make your art museum-worthy for display. Bring your student's artwork and your own to frame on this day. Bring your chromebook in case there is time to complete tags. 9am-3pm, Feb 3 & Feb 10th. Teachers choose one day. Parking: Use the street, the Dowd lot or Old Main lots. If you park in a lot you need to call 607-753-4123 to submit your liscence plate to avoid a ticket.

9. BCTC- Zumba on Mondays

Program: Teacher Center of Broome County

Audience: Educators

Dates: 3/6/2023 to 4/17/2023

Learn fundamental Zumba exercises. Learn what a teachers can bring into the classroom to engage the students.

10. CRTC-Hiding In Plain Sight Video Study

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: LTAs and all educators

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 30, 2023)

Hiding In Plain Sight, is a Ken Burns Narrated story about 20 youth and adults and their experiences with the symptoms of mental illness. This video study is open to all educators. The study will be open starting on March 29 LTA's will have a discussion of the video at their last meeting of the year on May 30th

11. Rethinking Classroom Management and Discipline

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: SUNY Pre-Service EDU class

Dates: 3/28/2023

In this session, we will consider the most impactful ways to manage a classroom and what discipline means. Through looking at and adopting some simple tenets, we can intentionally craft educational spaces to make students feel safe, respected, and loved. We will discuss how to proactively plan for our responses when students may not convey their needs positively and understand how centering compassion in our roles as educators will positively impact our students. We will take a look at the work of Brian Mendler and Dr. Ross Green, among others, and discuss common challenges and responses.

12. DTC - Educating Exceptional Children

Program: Dryden Teachers' Center

Audience: all educators

Dates: 4/4/2023 to 5/2/2023

Starting Soon
This workshop will dive into the 13 different educational classification categories that exist within New York State. Each week we will focus on a different group of these classifications. Basic information for each classification domain will be shared and each session will include the opportunity for collaborative discussion regarding questions about these classifications and strategies to utilize with students. Melissa Kline will facilitate the workshop and up to 3 CTLE hours will be available upon successful completion.

13. BCTC- PBS Documentary; Hiding in Plain Sight

Program: Teacher Center of Broome County

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/5/2023 to 5/24/2023

Starting Soon
"First-person accounts from young people ranging in age from 11-27 about living with mental health conditions." PBS Documentary Educators will watch the documentary over 4 sessions and discuss the issues covered in the series with Professional Development Specialists and Mental Health Specialists.

14. CCTC: Cortland County Art Teachers Conference

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: Art Teachers in Cortland County

Dates: 4/14/2023

What: Professional Development and Conference Day for Cortland County Art Teachers Where: SUNY Cortland Art and Art History Department. Dowd Fine Art Gallery and various art studios on campus When: Friday, April 14, 2019, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm An introduction and orientation session will kick off the event in the Dowd Fine Art Gallery, followed by a tour of the Art Department and hands-on art-making breakout sessions. Goals: -To develop a connection to the greater regional upstate network of art teachers. -To provide a day of collaboration, connection, and creation on the SUNY Cortland campus. -To offer individualized workshops in painting, ceramics, and drawing facilitated by SUNY Cortland professors. -To tour SUNY Cortland art studios and collaborate with art teachers from across the region. What: Figure Drawing: Bryan Thomas; Room 210, Dowd Fine Arts Center 9 1/4 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1/4 12:30 p.m. Painting: Stephan Clark; Room 004, Dowd Fine Arts Center 11 a.m. 1/4 12:30 p.m. and 2 1/4 3:30 p.m. and Ceramics: Jeremiah Donovan; Room G-39, Old Main 9 1/4 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1/4 12:30 p.m. Open Studio: 2 1/4 3:30 p.m.

15. CRTC-Science Network

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers of Science both Secondary and Elementary

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 17, 2023)

Join us as we continue to explore the new science investigations for Elementary- or Intermediate-level Science Tests.

16. CRTC- Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: Teachers, SPED teachers, and others interested in improving their craft

Dates: On-Going (Ends May 30, 2023)

Join Jennifer Flores from Milford CSD as leads in discussing "Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility" To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to master content and develop new competencies. On a day-to-day basis, it means delivering lessons intentionally structured to incorporate four interrelated phases: * Focused Instruction ("I do it") * Guided Instruction ("We do it together") * Collaborative Learning ("You do it together") * Independent Learning ("You do it alone") Authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey detail the components of each phase, sharing proven strategies and real-life examples. You'll find a variety of useful tips for classroom implementation, along with new guidance on teacher credibility, social-emotional learning, and embedding assessment throughout all four phases. No matter what grade level or subject you teach, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching is an essential resource for improving your practice and empowering your students. Books will be forthcoming, copies are available for the 1st 14 registrants. All others will be asked to purchase their own books.

17. The Writing Revolution Professional Learning Community

Program: Cortland County Teacher Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 4/19/2023 to 5/31/2023

Have you ever wished for a practical guide to teach writing? What if that guide took the mystery out of learning to write well? Authors Judith C.Hochman and Natalie Wexler write, "The Writing Revolution (TWR) is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt TWR's strategies and activities to their preexisting curriculum and weave them into their content instruction." Build your writing toolbox as The Writing Revolution identifies six different principles that take the reader from sentence writing, to grammar, and finally to writing process, planning, and revising. The book is helpful for teachers of all grades and content areas.

18. CRTC-PE Network

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: PE Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 19, 2023)

Join in this collegial conversation with other PE teachers from the region. Teachers discuss the implementation of the PE standards, grading, and other pedological topics. This network is for all PE teachers, It is designed to be a safe place to share plans ideas, and find support. At this meeting, we are asking all attendees to bring and share their lesson plans.

19. CRTC-AIS/MTSS Network

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: AIS/RTI/MTSS Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 20, 2023)

Join other teachers in a discussion related to AIS/MTSS. Share resources, and disciplinary support. This network is run by Kate Webb from Unatego Central School District.

20. CRTC- National Board Writing Retreat

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: national board candidates

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 22, 2023)

National Board Candidates! Join us for this intensive work session where you will have a chance to meet one-on-one with mentors, attend valuable workshops, and work on your component entries as you complete your National Board Certification process. MOC candidates are also welcome. This program is NYSUT Writing grant funded and receives support from the CRTC and STTCN. Please email me at if hotel rooms are needed. Please bring $20 to cover the cost of lunch

21. CRTC-World Language Teacher Network

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: World Language Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 24, 2023)

CAFLA was established as a partnership with the CRTC and Hartwick college in the early 1990s. Revived 4 years ago, this network has become the model network for the CRTC. Last year in addition to collegial collaborative time we hosted SED's Candice Black, and had collegial presentations on comprehensible input, Nearpod, and How to Teach in the hybrid classroom. This network has its own You tube Channel and Facebook page hosted through the CRTC. This network is now spearheaded by Amy Wilson. We look forward to continued collegial conversations. At this meeting, we will develop network goals and discuss the resources needed to meet our goals.

22. Harness Your Potential

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: Classroom Teachers

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 24, 2023)

National Board Certified and founder of Be the Hype, Nick Kline will motivate you to harness your potential. Participants will leave feeling empowered and encouraged by learning to leverage their strengths and face challenges and uncertainty with optimism. The audience will be engaged and active throughout this session. This is the first of a series of programs with Nick.

23. CRTC-LTA Network

Program: Catskill Regional Teacher Center

Audience: Licensed Teacher Assistants

Dates: On-Going (Ends Apr 25, 2023)

Our LTA network is for Licensed Teaching Assistants. This network will discuss and learn about issues unique to LTA's. Each network session will have time for collegial sharing and support. These meetings will be held via zoom.

This network is run by LTA Paula Guerra

Meetings 4:00-5:00

2/28 3/28 4/25 5/23

The zoom link will be the same for all meetings but registration will change each month.

24. DTC - Building Thinking Classrooms

Program: Dryden Teachers' Center

Audience: K-12 math teachers

Dates: 4/27/2023 to 6/1/2023

We will discuss and apply the four Toolkits as presented in the book Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics, Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning by Peter Liljedahl. Time will be divided into whole-group discussion and individual work teams. Teachers are encouraged to sign up with a buddy who teaches similar content or grade level. Time will be provided to collaborate on applications of the tool kits. Participants will receive a copy of the book and other pertinent supplies.

25. BCTC-Implicit Bias, Stereotypes, and Microaggression: Awareness and Beyond

Program: Teacher Center of Broome County

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 4/27/2023

This workshop will explore the topics of :Implicit Bias, Stereotypes, and Microaggression. The workshop is designed to help educators be more aware of how and when this may show up in society, education and in ourselves. With a fundamental awareness, educators can then create a personal plan to stop stereotyping and begin interrupting implicit bias and microaggression when they show up in our daily lives.

26. STTC- Join a discussion with award winning author Eleanor Cooper.

Program: Southern Tier Teacher Center Network

Audience: Middle school, ELA and Social Studies teachers.

Dates: 5/1/2023

Join us for a discussion on diversifying your classroom reading with her book Dragonfly Dreams in your ELA or Social Studies Classroom. Dragonfly Dreams is a historical fiction story of a young girl caught between two worlds, protecting her American mother from capture during the Japanese occupation of China in World War II and staying in touch with her Japanese friend. Eleanor will discuss how she used her aunt's letters as source material to develop this story. For history teachers, Eleanor also published Grace in China- A non-fiction book covering the same time period.

27. DTC - Book Creator Digital Platform

Program: Dryden Teachers' Center

Audience: K-12 teachers

Dates: 5/8/2023

Learn how to use the Book Creator app to support your students' learning in all subject areas. Teachers will learn to integrate typing, technology, and the new Computer Science and Digital Fluency standards into their daily instructional routine through multimedia projects. Participants will learn how to guide students to independently, or collaboratively, create digital books that showcase their learning. These motivating, interactive digital books can be used to support student learning in ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, Social Emotional Learning and more! The first 7 registrants will receive a 1000 book license valid for the remainder of the school year. Other participants will sign up for a free 40 book subscription. Participants who are interested in using Book Creator next year will get first dibs on licenses for the 23-24 school year. Participants should bring a Chromebook or other device.

28. DTC - LETRS Training Unit 8: Writing

Program: Dryden Teachers' Center

Audience: all educators interested in learning LETRS Unit 8

Dates: 5/22/2023

"LETRS® (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) is a professional development course that bridges deep, meaningful research into practical classroom success. LETRS provides educators with the background, depth of knowledge, and tools to teach language and literacy skills to every student." Teachers of any discipline can incorporate LETRS into their instruction. This workshop will include Unit 8.

Unit 8: Writing
- Foundational skills and language skills necessary for writing
- The Simple View of Writing (SVW)
- The Reading-Writing Connection: How writing benefits reading
- How students gain confidence in building sentences

Mary Wright will be facilitating and CTLE credit for 1 hours will be awarded upon completion of this workshop. You need not have attended previous sessions to sign up for this workshop.

29. Culture, Community, and the Classroom

Program: Teacher Center of Broome County

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 7/12/2023 to 7/13/2023


Culture, Community, and the Classroom teaches culturally-responsive and culturally-engaged learning through the arts. Folk arts are found in every community and authentically reflect their diversity. BT BOCES is partnering with Local Learning* to offer this professional learning opportunity that will connect educators in any subject area (Grades K-12) with local folk artists to:

- Define folk arts and folklife through uncovering personal and local traditions

- Create lessons using ethnographic tools of folklife such as interviewing, note taking, sketching, photographing, and mapping

- Demonstrate their own cultural knowledge through creative activities that they can replicate in the classroom so students can explore their cultural identity

- Examine the ethical considerations of representing diverse cultures in a classroom

- Practice how to moderate "tough" conversations that culture may provoke

- Access local and national interdisciplinary resources for artists and educators to integrate folk arts into classroom curricula and activities

- Connect local folk arts traditions and research to NYS learning standards

Following completion of this two-day learning opportunity for educators, there will be an option for eight teacher-artist partnerships to continue working together to create and implement lesson plans though an artist residency program; information regarding eligibility will be discussed at the first session.

*For over 25 years Local Learning has provided services to the field of Folk Arts in Education, offering training around the nation. Our New York State series includes building capacity of excellent local host organizations, teaching artists, and educators for sustainability.

Please also register through Learning Local at the following link