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1. Grade 5 - How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/18/2020

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This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom. How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 5 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Develop and use models to support an argument that gravity is directed toward the center of a spherical Earth

* Use evidence of the Sun and stars' daily pattern of motion to support a claim that Earth rotates on an axis

* Use a model to predict the annual pattern of daylight at the school's location

* Carry out an investigation to determine which of the two solutions is better for measuring the altitude of Polaris

* Engage in argument about the plausibility of sailing long distances without instruments by using evidence that the patterns of the Sun and stars can be used to navigate.

2. Lead Evaluator Training - First Year Training 2020-2021

Program: Leadership

Audience: Educators who are responsible for evaluating teachers under APPR

Dates: 9/18/2020 to 10/22/2020

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This training is for administrators who have not been previously trained. The training will include all of the state-prescribed components and is appropriate for independent evaluators, as well. The goal is to provide training that emphasizes growth producing feedback. Whenever possible, resources for the training will be archived on-line on a special page at http://leadership.ocmboces.org. In addition to all course materials, participants will receive a copy of Kim Marshall's Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation.

All sessions required. There is no charge for OCM BOCES components.

3. Math Leadership

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District Math Leaders

Dates: 9/21/2020

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Regional Offering: No extra cost for component districts

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in math. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Math Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the changes in the standards and other relevant information from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 mathematics education and to support continuous improvement in mathematics learning and instruction. The expectation for participating in this group is:

1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Each Math Leadership workshop needs to be registered for individually.

OCM Non-Components $115 per person/per day, plus materials.

Dates: 9/21/20, 2/9/2021, 5/27/21

4. Grade 2 - How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/21/2020

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This professional development is for Grade 2 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Stop Soil From Washing Away? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

5. Webinar: Using Google Slides to Create an Interactive Hyperdoc Lesson

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 9/21/2020

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In this one hour webinar, participants will be introduced to the Explain, Explore Apply Hyperdoc Lesson Model. Additionally, participants will be taught how to create an agenda in slides, how to embed video, how to make and embed audio files, how to link to external sites and how to link corresponding activities, such as a Google Form activity, from Google Classroom. Together, this model for instruction and the use of Google Slides allows for the creation of an interactive asynchronous lesson.

6. Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth? [VIRTUAL]

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/22/2020

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This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.

Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science. In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

7. Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/22/2020

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This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

8. Professional eBooks for Personalized Learning

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/23/2020

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Learn to harness the power of the professional ebook library, containing titles in a variety of Educational areas in Simultaneous use format to support student success.

9. Spotlight Series: Interactive ebooks

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/23/2020

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An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

10. ONLINE School Counselor Roundtable

Program: Consultant Support Services

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 9/23/2020

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Would you like to chat with other school counselors in our region? These roundtables allow collaboration among school counselors who are trying to figure out a new way of providing service during this new normal.

The link to attend the meeting will be emailed the morning of the meeting to participants that have both pre-registered and obtained district approval through Frontline Education, formerly MyLearningPlan (MLP).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

11. ONLINE: Ed Chats (Meeting 2)

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Areas, Administrators

Dates: 9/23/2020

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Ed Chats is being offered to educators to collaborate and share ideas while we are all learning to navigate the hybrid, in-person and virtual models. It will be a weekly opportunity to connect with other educators in our region and share best practices in this new age of teaching and learning. You are welcome to join us for any or all 6 sessions. This will be a ZOOM virtual meeting. You will need to register for each session separately.

12. Online - SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 9/23/2020

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The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

13. ONLINE: Engaging Google Classrooms Part 2

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 teachers

Dates: 9/23/2020

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This follow up is for those who have already attended 'Building an Engaging Google Classroom'. This session will include direct instruction as well as collaborative dialogue to get teachers thinking about their online classroom structure, schedule and norms. Specifically, we will think about how all of these things can make it easier for students and families to engage in remote learning, and help teachers working remotely or within hybrid models create more seamless transitions.

14. ONLINE: Legends of Learning: Math and Science Activities for K-8

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/23/2020

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Looking for fun math and science activities for your middle school or elementary students? Legends of Learning offers more than 2,000 standards-aligned math and science games, assessments, and simulations for grades K-8. This promises to be the most fun Zoom meeting you've had this year. Why? Because Legends' Game-Based Learning presentations are done the same way we all strive to teach: Hands on, interactive learning, facilitation from engaging presenters and real solutions that teachers can use in class the next day.

15. Online - SLS Council Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Library System Council Members

Dates: 9/23/2020

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These meetings are attended by members of the SLS Advisory Council that have been chosen and elected by the Communication Coordinators committee. The SLS Council advises the School Library System and help create the Plan of Service and approves the SLS budget and Annual Report. All members of the SLS are welcome to attend but only member of the council may vote on recommendations.

16. Grade 3 - How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/24/2020

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This professional development is for Grade 3 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

17. Grade 4 - How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/24/2020

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This professional development is for Grade 4 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

18. Structure and Function-Middle School (Online)

Program: Science Center

Dates: 9/24/2020

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This workshop will go over the main points of the middle school science Structure and Function unit. It is designed for teachers who have the materials in their classroom. Time will be taken to prep materials, discuss how lessons can be taught in a virtual or hybrid environment, and give tips for how students can have authentic science experiences without sharing materials.

19. ONLINE: Legends of Learning: Math and Science Activities for K-8

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/24/2020

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Looking for fun math and science activities for your middle school or elementary students? Legends of Learning offers more than 2,000 standards-aligned math and science games, assessments, and simulations for grades K-8. This promises to be the most fun Zoom meeting you've had this year. Why? Because Legends' Game-Based Learning presentations are done the same way we all strive to teach: Hands on, interactive learning, facilitation from engaging presenters and real solutions that teachers can use in class the next day.

20. Grade 5 - How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/25/2020

This professional development series is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum materials program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

Each 90 minute session will discuss a different focus question in the unit, and the lessons that accompany it. Sessions will be held each weekly, on the same day/time, for four consecutive weeks so that the entire unit is discussed. Participants will learn the necessary preparation for the unit, as well as digital resources that can be used to teach in a hybrid or virtual environment.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

21. Kindergarten: Exploring Forces and Motion (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 9/25/2020

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Forces and Motion. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.

Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

22. Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/28/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.

Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science. In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

23. Webinar: The Multiple Uses of Google Jamboard

Program: Instructional Technology

Dates: 9/28/2020

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Participants will learn how to create interactive Jam for use in their Google Classrooms. Jamboard is an interactive digital whiteboard tool powdered by the Google Apps For Education. This app allows for students to use their finger tip or a stylus on a touch screen device to write responses, draw pictures, show their work for math problems and be creative in new ways. During this one hour session, participants will be shown how to create lessons that might include the following: labeling a diagram, complete a math problem, draw a graph, write a narrative, draw pictures, etc.

24. Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/29/2020

This professional development series is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum materials program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

Each 90 minute session will discuss a different focus question in the unit, and the lessons that accompany it. Sessions will be held each weekly, on the same day/time, for four consecutive weeks so that the entire unit is discussed. Participants will learn the necessary preparation for the unit, as well as digital resources that can be used to teach in a hybrid or virtual environment.

In this module, students:

* Analyze and interpret observations of the sky to identify when the Sun, Moon, and stars are visible and the Sun and Moon's daily pattern of motion in the sky.

* Use observations to explain that we see objects when light shines on them or they give off their own light.

* Plan and carry out an investigation to identify the pattern of daylight throughout the year.

* Carry out an investigation to identify the times of the year that it will be dark when kids walk to or from school.

* Explain how different light sources will allow objects to be seen when kids walk to school in the dark.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

25. Grade 1 - How Can We Send a Message Using Sound?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/29/2020

This professional development is for Grade 1 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

26. Online - Creating a Bitmoji Virtual Library/Classroom

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, K-12 Teachers

Dates: 9/30/2020

Learn how to create a Bitmoji Virtual Library/Classroom to help engage students.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, September 30th and close at midnight on Friday, October 2nd. Participants can choose when during those 3 days to complete the training, which takes roughly 3 hours. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

At the end of this workshop you will have a Virtual Bitmoji Library/Classroom ready to share with your students.

27. Grade 3 - How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL Teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/30/2020

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This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

28. Using the BIMAS-2 to Support the Implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Support: An Overview

Program: Consultant Support Services

Audience: MTSS Implementation Teams, School Building Administrators, School Counselors, School District Administrators, School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Teachers

Dates: 9/30/2020

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This half-day webinar will allow teams to learn about getting started with the BIMAS-2 to support their own MTSS implementation.

Participants will:

Learn about the OCM BOCES MTSS model: An Outcomes Driven Culture of Care

Discuss the supports available to districts looking for evidence-based implementation of a comprehensive MTSS

Begin to understand the imperative role of universal screening and progress monitoring (BIMAS-2) in the assessment of both implementation and outcomes for young people

Contribute to a survey designed to assist us in moving forward with this work as a region

The link to attend the meeting will be emailed the morning of the meeting to participants that have both pre-registered and obtained district approval through MLP.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

During this interactive professional learning event, participants will:

Learn about the components of SEL competencies that are particularly important as we enter this new school year

Reflect on individual SEL competencies

Self-identify competencies that individuals celebrate as strengths and identify as challenges

Identify strategies for developing individual plans for building upon strengths and addressing challenges

The link to attend the meeting will be emailed the morning of the meeting to participants that have both pre-registered and obtained district approval through MLP.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

30. ONLINE: Ed Chats (Meeting 3)

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Areas, Administrators

Dates: 9/30/2020

Ed Chats is being offered to educators to collaborate and share ideas while we are all learning to navigate the hybrid, in-person and virtual models. It will be a weekly opportunity to connect with other educators in our region and share best practices in this new age of teaching and learning. You are welcome to join us for any or all 6 sessions. This will be a ZOOM virtual meeting. You will need to register for each session separately.

31. Online: Intro to MediaCONNECT

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/30/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. ** Please be aware that while anyone can watch this, the products will only be available to those that purchase MediaCONNECT**

32. Grade 3 - How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL Teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 9/30/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion.

During this interactive professional learning event, participants will:

Learn about the components of SEL competencies that are particularly important as we enter this new school year

Reflect on individual SEL competencies

Self-identify competencies that individuals celebrate as strengths and identify as challenges

Identify strategies for developing individual plans for building upon strengths and addressing challenges

The link to attend the meeting will be emailed the morning of the meeting to participants that have both pre-registered and obtained district approval through MLP.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

34. ONLINE: Engaging Google Classrooms (Building Community & Engagement)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 teachers

Dates: 9/30/2020

This follow up is for those who have already attended 'Building an Engaging Google Classroom' and will get teachers thinking about ways to build community and foster engagement.

35. Online: Teen Health and Wellness

Program: School Library System

Dates: 9/30/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

36. ONLINE: Legends of Learning: Math and Science Activities for K-8

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators

Dates: 9/30/2020

Looking for fun math and science activities for your middle school or elementary students? Legends of Learning offers more than 2,000 standards-aligned math and science games, assessments, and simulations for grades K-8. This promises to be the most fun Zoom meeting you've had this year. Why? Because Legends' Game-Based Learning presentations are done the same way we all strive to teach: Hands on, interactive learning, facilitation from engaging presenters and real solutions that teachers can use in class the next day.

37. ONLINE: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (Tell Empowering Stories & Build Community) - SEPTEMBER Meeting #2

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Area Teachers, Special Education Teachers, TA's and Administrators; Anyone who works with Children

Dates: 9/30/2020

Based on Elena Aguilar's book and workbook, "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators", this a monthly yearlong (10 Sessions), 1 hour Zoom sessions will explore aspects of the book and follow the suggested monthly focus of the Habits and Dispositions of Emotionally Resilient Educators. Having either or both books could be helpful, but not necessary. You are welcome to join any or all sessions (But you will need to register for all 10 individually.

Why join? "Schools are stressful places. Regardless of whether you teach in an established, well resources private or suburban school or in an underfunded school in an underserved community, teaching is emotional work and is inherently stressful...And our purpose is to ensure that we are working in, teaching in, and leading organizations where every single child thrives-academically, socially and emotionally." (Aguilar, 2018) If educators have not taken the time to build their own emotional resilience, then they are not emotionally available for "every single child". These meetings will focus on our personal habits and dispositions of resilience. (There will be more meetings in September to catch up with the foundational activities done in the summer months.)

- Sept: Know Yourself/Understanding Emotions & Tell Empowering Stories/Building Community (2 Sessions) (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 1/2; 3/4)

- Oct: Be Here Now (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 5)

- Nov: Take Care of Yourself (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 6)

- Dec: Focus on the Bright Spots (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 7)

- Jan: Cultivate Compassion (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 8)

- Feb: Be a Learner (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 9)

- March: Play and Create (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 10)

- April: Ride the Waves of Change (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 11)

- May: Celebrate and Appreciate (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 12)

38. AUBURN - Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/1/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate.

39. Grade 5 - How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need? (DATE CHANGED from 9/21/20)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/1/2020

This professional development is for Grade 5 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

40. Grade 5 - How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/1/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom. How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 5 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Develop and use models to support an argument that gravity is directed toward the center of a spherical Earth

* Use evidence of the Sun and stars' daily pattern of motion to support a claim that Earth rotates on an axis

* Use a model to predict the annual pattern of daylight at the school's location

* Carry out an investigation to determine which of the two solutions is better for measuring the altitude of Polaris

* Engage in argument about the plausibility of sailing long distances without instruments by using evidence that the patterns of the Sun and stars can be used to navigate.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

42. ONLINE: Legends of Learning: Math and Science Activities for K-8

Program: School Library System

Audience: Educators

Dates: 10/1/2020

Looking for fun math and science activities for your middle school or elementary students? Legends of Learning offers more than 2,000 standards-aligned math and science games, assessments, and simulations for grades K-8. This promises to be the most fun Zoom meeting you've had this year. Why? Because Legends' Game-Based Learning presentations are done the same way we all strive to teach: Hands on, interactive learning, facilitation from engaging presenters and real solutions that teachers can use in class the next day.

43. ONLINE: Book Study "The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out" by Milke Anderson

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: Educators PK-12

Dates: 10/2/2020 to 11/6/2020

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You've probably heard the advice put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. This is true both in airplanes and in classrooms. You have to take care of yourself before you can help someone else. If teachers are stressed out and exhausted, how can they have the patience, positive energy, and enthusiasm to provide the best instruction for students? ASCD Author Mike Anderson asked that question as a teacher himself, and the answers he found form the basis of The Well-Balanced Teacher. He found that teachers need to take care of themselves in five key areas to keep themselves in shape to care for their students.

Each week will be devoted to reflecting and responding to the following chapters:

Chapter 1. The Importance of Managing Stress

Chapter 2. Meeting Our Most Basic Needs

Chapter 3. Belonging: Becoming an Important Part of a Community

Chapter 4. Significance: Teaching with a Sense of Purpose

Chapter 5. Competence: The Importance of Self-Efficacy

Chapter 6. Fun: The Importance of Positive Engagement

Chapter 7. Balance: The Importance of Planning Our Time and Energy

Weekly reading assignments and responses will take place using Google Classroom and possibly Zoom Platforms over a 7 week period of time.

44. Early Learning P3 Leadership

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: P3 educators and administrators

Dates: 10/5/2020

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Early Learning P3 Leadership serves to guide the development of district and regional capacity to support learning as it relates specifically to students in preschool through grade 3.

It is recommended that districts send a team to the meetings, which includes teacher leaders as well as building and district leaders. Designated leaders will lead in-district implementation of the standards using turnkey training materials from NYS Staff and Curriculum Development Network. Early Learning P3 facilitators will model and assist districts in planning for curricula and instruction that meets the needs of children developmentally, socially, culturally, and linguistically.

The expectation of participating in this group is:

1.Attend all meetings during the year

2.Come prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group

3.Work with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district

4.Share learning from in-district implementation with other school districts

5.Designate or gain approval by your district to participate in this group

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you, the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Cost: OCM Non-Components $115 per person/per day plus materials

Dates: 10/5/20120 and 3/12/21 (Register separately)

45. Science Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Science

Dates: 10/6/2020

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in science. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Science Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYSSLS. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 science education and position the region to successfully implement the new science standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is: 1. Attending all three meetings during the year. We will have a focus of study for the year that will build on our previous work.

2. Being prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group.

3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district.

4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

The formal meeting will occur in the morning. However, your district may ask your team to use the afternoon to develop a plan for implementing the learning from the meeting in your district. If your district asks this of you the meeting space will be available in the afternoon for use by those who wish to stay and work.

Each Science Leadership Network Meeting needs to be registered for individually.

OCM Non-Components $115 per person/per day, plus materials.

Dates: 10/6/2020, 2/1/2021, 5/5/2021

46. Kindergarten: Exploring My Weather

Program: Science Center

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/6/2020

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring My Weather. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.

Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

47. Online: Screencastify - Make recordings for your students

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-12 Educators

Dates: 10/7/2020

Learn how to use Screencastify in your instruction.

This workshop will be presented asynchronously, through Google Classroom.

The workshop will open up at 8am on Wednesday, October 7th and close at midnight on Friday, October 9th. Participants can choose when during those 3 days to complete the training, which takes roughly 1 hour. Participants will watch pre-recorded videos and follow the step by step instructions, at their own pace.

48. ONLINE School Psychologist Roundtable

Program: Consultant Support Services

Audience: School Psychologists

Dates: 10/7/2020

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Would you like to chat with other school psychologists in our region? These roundtables allow collaboration among school psychologists who are trying to figure out a new way of providing service during this new normal.

The link to attend the meeting will be emailed the morning of the meeting to participants that have both pre-registered and obtained district approval through Frontline Education, formerly MyLearningPlan (MLP).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

49. ONLINE: Ed Chats (Meeting 4)

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Areas, Administrators

Dates: 10/7/2020

Ed Chats is being offered to educators to collaborate and share ideas while we are all learning to navigate the hybrid, in-person and virtual models. It will be a weekly opportunity to connect with other educators in our region and share best practices in this new age of teaching and learning. You are welcome to join us for any or all 6 sessions. This will be a ZOOM virtual meeting. You will need to register for each session separately.

50. Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/7/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

51. Online: Discovery Education

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/7/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. **Please be aware that while this webinar is for everyone, the product is only available for those that purchase MediaCONNECT**

52. ONLINE: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (Be Here and Now) - OCTOBER Meeting #3

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Area Teachers, Special Education Teachers, TA's and Administrators; Anyone who works with Children

Dates: 10/7/2020

Based on Elena Aguilar's book and workbook, "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators", this a monthly yearlong (10 Sessions), 1 hour Zoom sessions will explore aspects of the book and follow the suggested monthly focus of the Habits and Dispositions of Emotionally Resilient Educators. Having either or both books could be helpful, but not necessary. You are welcome to join any or all sessions (But you will need to register for all 10 individually.

Why join? "Schools are stressful places. Regardless of whether you teach in an established, well resources private or suburban school or in an underfunded school in an underserved community, teaching is emotional work and is inherently stressful...And our purpose is to ensure that we are working in, teaching in, and leading organizations where every single child thrives-academically, socially and emotionally." (Aguilar, 2018) If educators have not taken the time to build their own emotional resilience, then they are not emotionally available for "every single child". These meetings will focus on our personal habits and dispositions of resilience. (There will be more meetings in September to catch up with the foundational activities done in the summer months.)

- Sept: Know Yourself/Understanding Emotions & Tell Empowering Stories/Building Community (2 Sessions) (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 1/2; 3/4)

- Oct: Be Here Now (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 5)

- Nov: Take Care of Yourself (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 6)

- Dec: Focus on the Bright Spots (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 7)

- Jan: Cultivate Compassion (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 8)

- Feb: Be a Learner (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 9)

- March: Play and Create (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 10)

- April: Ride the Waves of Change (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 11)

- May: Celebrate and Appreciate (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 12)

53. Grade 5 - How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/8/2020

This professional development is for Grade 5 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Grade 5 - How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

54. Kindergarten: Exploring Forces and Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 10/8/2020

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Forces and Motion. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.

Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

55. Grade 3 - What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/9/2020

This professional development is for Grade 3 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

56. Kindergarten: Exploring Plants and Animals

Program: Science Center

Audience: Kindergarten Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/9/2020

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Plants and Animals. Participants will leave with a foundational understand of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit. Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts.Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

57. CO BOCES - Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/14/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate.

58. K-5 NYSSLS & Smithsonian Introduction (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-6 Science Teachers*, Instructional Coaches, Administration *New to the Smithsonian Science Curriculum Materials Program.

Dates: 10/14/2020

This professional development for K-5 Science teachers will focus on the new New York State Science Learning Standards that took effect in July 2017. During the session teachers will develop a general understanding of the new science standards related to current research on science learning, required instructional shifts, and the proposed timeline for implementation. Teachers will also be introduced to the Smithsonian Science Curriculum Materials Program that OCM BOCES offers and gain access to their districts purchased material through Carolina Science Online. This will better prepare teachers to attend their unit training and implement the Smithsonian Curriculum. Teachers are encouraged to bring their own devices to access digital materials.

59. Social Studies Leadership Network

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: teacher leaders, department chairs, literacy coaches, administrators

Dates: 10/14/2020

This group is designed for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in social studies. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Social Studies Leadership meetings that includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers) as well as building and district leaders. This group serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the implementation of the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 social studies education.The expectation of participating in this group is: 1. Attending all three meetings during the year. 2. Come prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group. 3. Being responsible for working with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district. 4. Being designated or gaining approval by your district to participate in this group.

60. ONLINE: Ed Chats (Meeting 5)

Program: Literacy Programs

Dates: 10/14/2020

Ed Chats is being offered to educators to collaborate and share ideas while we are all learning to navigate the hybrid, in-person and virtual models. It will be a weekly opportunity to connect with other educators in our region and share best practices in this new age of teaching and learning. You are welcome to join us for any or all 6 sessions. This will be a ZOOM virtual meeting. You will need to register for each session separately.

61. Online: Learn360

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/14/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end. **Please be aware that while this webinar is for everyone, the product is only available for those that purchase MediaCONNECT**

62. Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/15/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Analyze and interpret observations of the sky to identify when the Sun, Moon, and stars are visible and the Sun and Moon's daily pattern of motion in the sky.

* Use observations to explain that we see objects when light shines on them or they give off their own light.

* Plan and carry out an investigation to identify the pattern of daylight throughout the year.

* Carry out an investigation to identify the times of the year that it will be dark when kids walk to or from school.

* Explain how different light sources will allow objects to be seen when kids walk to school in the dark.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

63. Grade 4 - How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes? (DATE CHANGED to 10/15/20)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/15/2020

This professional development is for Grade 4 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

64. Online Book Study: Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can

Program: School Library System

Audience: K-2 Educators

Dates: 10/16/2020

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**This Book Study begins on September 17,2020**

Google Apps for Littles: Believe They Can, by Christine Pinto and Alice Keeler, encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students' curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.

Participants will receive up to 8 CTLE hours for completion of the 4 week course. Access to the e-book version of the text will be provided for free. Google Classroom will be used to facilitate the online book study discussions and to keep track of completion of the course requirements.

In order to earn the full amount of credit hours participants must:
*Read the assigned pages of the text each week.
*Respond to the discussion prompts in Google Classroom each week.
*Reply respectfully to at least two other participants' responses each week.
*Build your Google App skills by completing an activity each week.
Failure to meet these requirements will result in earning fewer CTLE hours.

The book study will begin on 9/17/20 and conclude on 10/16/20. The majority of classwork will be completed asynchronously.

65. Effective Literacy Coaching Launch

Program: Literacy Programs

Dates: 10/16/2020

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This professional learning series will be a year-long, region-wide collaborative for literacy coaches (LETRS Facilitators, etc.). Participants may not be able to attend all sessions. We will keep track of attendance but invite you to join us for as many as you can. Our first sessions will be setting our mission and vision, sharing our start of the year experiences, best practices and resources, and setting dates for the rest of the year. Grounded in the science of reading framework, this professional learning opportunity will provide information, direction and support for literacy coaches working to lift the overall reading performance of students. Join others from around the region to: Discuss implementation of evidence based reading practices, examine the coach's role in leading literacy instruction, consider steps you can take to improve reading achievement and provide professional development that will support your mission. Outcomes: Understand the various components to improve literacy outcomes based on the science of reading and engage in collegial dialogue to build capacity to lead evidence based literacy practices in your school. Participants will be welcomed to not only participate but also to lead different sessions.

66. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (morning Syracuse)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/17/2020

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

67. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (afternoon Syracuse)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 10/19/2020 to 11/17/2020

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

68. Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 10/20/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.

Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science. In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

69. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (morning Cortland)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 10/20/2020 to 11/16/2020

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

70. Lead Evaluator Training - Continuing Education (afternoon Cortland)

Program: Leadership

Audience: Admistrators

Dates: 10/20/2020 to 11/16/2020

This training is for administrators who have previously participated in Lead Evaluator Training. The training will continue with all of the state-prescribed components as well as implementation and management of the new APPR system, growth-producing feedback, and instructional leadership. Attention will be paid to inter-rater agreement and reliability using both the NYSUT and Danielson rubrics. There is no charge to OCM BOCES component districts.

71. Grade 3 - How Do Weather and Climate Affect our Lives?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/21/2020

This professional development is for Grade 3 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Do Weather and Climate Affect our Lives? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

72. Grade 4 - What is Our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/21/2020

This professional development is for Grade 4 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What is our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

73. ONLINE: Ed Chats (Meeting 6)

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Areas, Administrators

Dates: 10/21/2020

Ed Chats is being offered to educators to collaborate and share ideas while we are all learning to navigate the hybrid, in-person and virtual models. It will be a weekly opportunity to connect with other educators in our region and share best practices in this new age of teaching and learning. You are welcome to join us for any or all 6 sessions. This will be a ZOOM virtual meeting. You will need to register for each session separately.

74. ONLINE School Counselor Roundtable

Program: Consultant Support Services

Audience: School Counselors

Dates: 10/21/2020

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Would you like to chat with other school counselors in our region? These roundtables allow collaboration among school counselors who are trying to figure out a new way of providing service during this new normal.

The link to attend the meeting will be emailed the morning of the meeting to participants that have both pre-registered and obtained district approval through Frontline Education, formerly MyLearningPlan (MLP).

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

75. Online: Launchpacks - Social Studies

Program: School Library System

Dates: 10/21/2020

An introduction to the product including an overview of instructional use, with a Q & A session at the end.

76. Fulton/Oswego - Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/22/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Analyze and interpret observations of the sky to identify when the Sun, Moon, and stars are visible and the Sun and Moon's daily pattern of motion in the sky.

* Use observations to explain that we see objects when light shines on them or they give off their own light.

* Plan and carry out an investigation to identify the pattern of daylight throughout the year.

* Carry out an investigation to identify the times of the year that it will be dark when kids walk to or from school.

* Explain how different light sources will allow objects to be seen when kids walk to school in the dark.

77. Grade 3 - How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL Teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/22/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

78. ONLINE: LETRS Facilitator Training (Units 1-4)

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: K-12 teachers who have met the pre-requisites

Dates: 10/22/2020 to 11/17/2020

PLEASE READ PREREQUISITES BEFORE ENROLLING: LETRS Facilitator Training is for participants who want to become certified to train and support the implementation in the participant's home district. Each attendee must meet eligibility requirements: 1)Attend the six day LETRS 1-4 training. 2)Complete the online content for Units 1-4 (60 hours total). 3)Pass the end-of-course exam following Unit 4 with a score of 88% or better. 4)Purchase a Facilitator's Kit for Units 1-4 upon meeting prerequisites. Includes initial license to Literacy Symposium (this cost is included in the registration cost). 5)Complete a minimum of 8 sessions of ongoing professional development offered annually by Voyager Sopris Learning. 6)Sign and submit a Statement of Commitment with Voyager Sopris. 7)Remain employed or contracted by the sponsoring agency. Participants may not run LETRS training anywhere except their home district. If they sever ties with the district, they lose the trainer designation. Must have at least 15 sign up to run. Cost between $1200 and $1700 depending on number of participants.

79. ONLINE: Project-Based Learning PBL101 (Virtual Zoom Training / Google Classroom)

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: Educators PK-12, Special Area Teachers, Content and/or Grade Level Teams (Preferred)

Dates: 10/26/2020 to 11/2/2020

PBL 101 (modified for virtual learning) is a foundational three-day workshop inspired by the work of PBLworks, formerly known as the Buck Institute for Education. It provides participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design a rigorous, relevant, standards-based learning experience. Facilitator will simulate the PBL experience with participants and model instructional strategies to guide inquiry, manage team collaboration, and assess learning. The expectation is that all participants will leave with a frameworked PBL unit plan.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will know and/or do:


• The Essential Project Design Elements of Gold Standard Project-Based Learning


• How to PLAN their first project


• How to incorporate ASSESSMENTS into their first project


• How to MANAGE their first project This training will include two 1/2 days and one full day ZOOM trainings.

- Day 1 (10/26): Teacher as Learner (1/2 Day 8:30-12:00) - Afternoons for Team Planning work and Coaching

- Day 2 (10/27): Teacher as Designer/Planner (1/2 Day 8:30-12:00) - Afternoons for Team Planning work and Coaching

- Coaching (10/28-30): Office Hours and One-on-One Coaching (Upon Request)

- Day 3: (11/2): Teacher as Manager (Full day 8:30-3:00) There will be a 30 min. break in the morning, 1 hour lunch break, and conclusion of the day getting feedback on our PBL Plan.

Virtual Sessions with work time during and after sessions to apply new learning and plan a high quality PBL Unit. Come as a team (highly suggested for collaborative planning) or come as a team of one. There will be virtual office hours provided for one-on-one coaching between direct group instruction. The direct instruction will be done using a combo of the Zoom Platform and Google Classroom for work and resources. Other online resources will also be shared. Follow-up On-line coaching upon completion of the course upon request.

80. Assistant Principal Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/27/2020

This group is designed to allow assistant principals from local schools to discuss various situations and share best practices. Each session will allow participants to discuss the unique opportunities and challenges that come with being an assistant principal. The group will have decide the agenda and topics for each session.

Please register for each session separately. The group will meet on: 10/27/2020, 1/19/2021, and 4/27/2021.

81. Grade 4 - How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/27/2020

This professional development is for Grade 4 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

82. Science & Math Notebooking

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 10/27/2020

This workshop will incorporate ideas from authors using science notebooking and components of Japanese lesson study to show how notebooking can be incorporated as a valuable skill in elementary math and science classrooms. Notebooking allows for the multidisciplinary development of reading and thinking skills in all learners. A discussion of the needs of English language learners and how notebooks helps increase language fluency and writing proficiency will be of particular interest to many teachers.

Teachers will walk away with a flexible framework that they can apply in their classrooms to engage their learners in creating math and science notebooks that will enhance student learning.

As a result of this workshop, teachers will:




• Learn the components of math and science notebooking




• Understand how math and science notebooking can increase language fluency and writing proficiency




• Be able to adapt and adopt notebooking frameworks for their own classrooms*




• Develop strategies to incorporate science and math notebooks into their own instruction to increase the learning of all students

83. Grade 4 - How Can Animals Use Their Senses to Communicate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/28/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can Animals Use their Senses to Communicate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 4 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze structures that support animals' senses and investigate how light travels when they see an object

* Investigate how information is processed in the brain and analyze data to determine how memories can affect behaviors

* Carry out an investigation into whether fiddler crabs wave more often when there are other crabs present and analyze the system in terms of sender, signal, and receiver

* Design and test a method for sending information about a picture using 1s and 0s and short and long flashes of light

* Construct an argument based on testing with models for which firefly flash patterns are the most effective for communicating to find a mate.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

84. Grade 5 - How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 10/29/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom. How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 5 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Develop and use models to support an argument that gravity is directed toward the center of a spherical Earth

* Use evidence of the Sun and stars' daily pattern of motion to support a claim that Earth rotates on an axis

* Use a model to predict the annual pattern of daylight at the school's location

* Carry out an investigation to determine which of the two solutions is better for measuring the altitude of Polaris

* Engage in argument about the plausibility of sailing long distances without instruments by using evidence that the patterns of the Sun and stars can be used to navigate.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

85. Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/4/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.

Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science. In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

86. THOUSAND ISLANDS ONLY - Grade 5 - How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/4/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom. How Can We Use the Sky to Navigate? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 5 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Develop and use models to support an argument that gravity is directed toward the center of a spherical Earth

* Use evidence of the Sun and stars' daily pattern of motion to support a claim that Earth rotates on an axis

* Use a model to predict the annual pattern of daylight at the school's location

* Carry out an investigation to determine which of the two solutions is better for measuring the altitude of Polaris

* Engage in argument about the plausibility of sailing long distances without instruments by using evidence that the patterns of the Sun and stars can be used to navigate.

87. ONLINE: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (Take Care of Yourself) - NOVEMBER Meeting #4

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: PK-12 Educators, Special Area Teachers, Special Education Teachers, TA's and Administrators; Anyone who works with Children

Dates: 11/4/2020

Based on Elena Aguilar's book and workbook, "Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators", this a monthly yearlong (10 Sessions), 1 hour Zoom sessions will explore aspects of the book and follow the suggested monthly focus of the Habits and Dispositions of Emotionally Resilient Educators. Having either or both books could be helpful, but not necessary. You are welcome to join any or all sessions (But you will need to register for all 10 individually.

Why join? "Schools are stressful places. Regardless of whether you teach in an established, well resources private or suburban school or in an underfunded school in an underserved community, teaching is emotional work and is inherently stressful...And our purpose is to ensure that we are working in, teaching in, and leading organizations where every single child thrives-academically, socially and emotionally." (Aguilar, 2018) If educators have not taken the time to build their own emotional resilience, then they are not emotionally available for "every single child". These meetings will focus on our personal habits and dispositions of resilience. (There will be more meetings in September to catch up with the foundational activities done in the summer months.)

- Sept: Know Yourself/Understanding Emotions & Tell Empowering Stories/Building Community (2 Sessions) (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 1/2; 3/4)

- Oct: Be Here Now (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 5)

- Nov: Take Care of Yourself (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 6)

- Dec: Focus on the Bright Spots (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 7)

- Jan: Cultivate Compassion (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 8)

- Feb: Be a Learner (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 9)

- March: Play and Create (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 10)

- April: Ride the Waves of Change (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 11)

- May: Celebrate and Appreciate (Optional Suggested Reading: Onward Chapter 12)

88. Grade 1 - How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/5/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict When the Sky Will Be Dark? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Analyze and interpret observations of the sky to identify when the Sun, Moon, and stars are visible and the Sun and Moon's daily pattern of motion in the sky.

* Use observations to explain that we see objects when light shines on them or they give off their own light.

* Plan and carry out an investigation to identify the pattern of daylight throughout the year.

* Carry out an investigation to identify the times of the year that it will be dark when kids walk to or from school.

* Explain how different light sources will allow objects to be seen when kids walk to school in the dark.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

89. Grade 6 - Space Systems Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/5/2020

This professional development is for Grade 6 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Space Systems Exploration. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

90. Literacy Leadership Network

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: teacher leaders, department chairs, literacy coaches, administrator

Dates: 11/5/2020

Literacy Leadership serves to support the development of district and regional capacity related to the transition to the NYS Next Generation ELA/Literacy Standards. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Literacy Leadership meetings, which includes teacher leaders (elementary, middle and high school teachers), as well as, building and district leaders. The expectation of participating in this group is: 1. Attend all three meetings during the year 2. Come prepared for the meeting by completing any personal learning required by the facilitator of this group 3. Work with your team to bring the learning from the meeting back to your district 4. Share learning from in-district implementation with other school districts 5. Designate or gain approval by your district to participate in this group

91. Noodletools; It's Not Just for Citation

Program: School Library System

Audience: Classroom teachers, school librarians

Dates: 11/6/2020

Are you looking for a tool to teach students about the term paper research process and proper citation? Attend to learn about NOODLETOOLS. (Appropriate for K-12.) NOODLETOOLS provides guided note-taking, organizing tools (outlining), and ability to track student process (real-time feedback), group collaboration, peer review, and instructional collaboration opportunities. No ads, no collection of student information. Time will be provided to work on incorporating NOODLETOOLS into lesson plans. Please bring a laptop or chromebook. If attendees can only stay for the morning, we will mark hours accordingly. Location: Oswego City H.S. - Lab attached to Library - Rm 166

92. Grade 6 - Energy, Forces and Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/10/2020

This professional development is for Grade 6 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Energy, Forces and Motion. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

93. Introduction to Citizen Science - K-12

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2020

"Citizen science allows you to contribute to science no matter where you are. Whether by asking questions, reporting observations, conducting experiments, collecting data, or developing low-cost technologies and open-source code, you and other members of the public can use your talents to help advance scientific knowledge." -USGS Youth and Education in Science

Join us for a day of hands-on learning as we explore citizen science projects and discuss what authentic science learning can look like inside and outside of the classroom.

Part of our day, weather permitting, will be outside at Onondaga Lake State Park as participants practice using some of the resources accessed earlier in the workshop and participate in a citizen science project.

Participants should dress for the weather and bring a device (preferably a smartphone or tablet if available).

94. Grade 6 - Matter and Its Interactions

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/12/2020

This professional development is for Grade 6 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Matter and Its Interactions. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

95. LANSING - Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/12/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.

Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science. In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

96. Grade 1 - How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/13/2020

This professional development is for Grade 1 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Send a Message Using Sound? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

97. Grade 2 - What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth? (Online)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 2nd Grade Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/13/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program.

Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

What Can Maps Tell Us about Land and Water on Earth? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. It has a focus on earth and space science with a secondary focus on physical science. In this module, students:

* Obtain information about and develop models of the kinds of land and water on Earth

* Plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water

* Obtain information from models and informational text about the patterns of land, solid water, and liquid water on Earth

* Obtain information from historical maps to determine patterns of how maps represent land and water

* Develop symbols for land and water and create their own legend

* Develop and use a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional model of land and water

98. Grade 3 - How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL Teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/17/2020

This one day professional development is created for teachers receiving this unit as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the module, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classroom.

How Can We Predict Patterns of Motion? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom, a brand-new curriculum series by the Smithsonian Science Education Center. It is aligned to a group of grade 3 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Ask questions about what causes objects to move

* Investigate forces that can act at a distance

* Investigate the properties of permanent magnets and electromagnets

* Design a solution to a problem that can be solved using a magnet

* Ask questions about and investigate how magnets affect a steel pendulum's motion.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

99. Grade 4 - How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/18/2020

This professional development is for Grade 4 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

100. SLS Communication Coordinators Meeting

Program: School Library System

Audience: School Librarians, Communication Coordinator Designee, SLS Members

Dates: 11/18/2020

The SLS Communication Coordinators meetings are designed to be a bridge between the School Library System team and the school librarians in each of the districts and non-public schools that are members of the system. Each district has a designated Communication Coordinator who is required to attend the meetings but all members are welcome to attend.

101. Grade 5 - How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches

Dates: 11/19/2020

This professional development is for Grade 5 teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Grade 5 - How Can We Predict Change in Ecosystems? Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the content, pedagogy, and characteristics of student learning opportunities specific to the unit.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of the three dimensions of the NYSSLS and the associated instructional shifts. Teachers will gain access to Carolina Science Online and resources created by OCM BOCES to help with implementation of the Smithsonian Science Curriculum.

Teachers are encouraged to bring a device to access these materials digitally.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.

Only districts participating in the science curriculum units with OCM BOCES can register for these workshops.