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Xello is an award-winning K-12 college and career readiness program, providing students and educators a one-stop shop for career, college, and life readiness for all students and all pathways and it's aligned with the needs identified in the NYS Learning Standards. Join us for a live webinar, where our Xello expert will demonstrate how to effectively use the components of the Xello K-5 CCR program most relevant to elementary school educators. For those familiar with Xello, we'll update you on what's new and what's coming up. For those new to Xello, we'll go through the basics.
PAWS in Jobland is a guidance package specifically designed for grades K-5(Choices 360 package is specifically designed for grades 6-12). Bridges is now XAP same product that has been around for over 20 years. This Software Demonstration is intended for any Elementary Counselor or Administrator interested in this guidance software product. Topics to be covered: Student Experience, Educator Tools, Reporting, Customer Support, and Rollout Plan, & Family Portal
Choices 360 is a guidance package specifically designed for grades 6-12(PAWS in Jobland package is specifically designed for grades K-5). Bridges is now XAP the same product that has been around for over 20 years. This Software Demonstration is intended for any Middle School and High School Counselors or Administrators interested in this guidance software product. Topics to be covered: Common Application Integration, Online College Submittal Process, Student Experience, Educator Tools, Reporting, Customer Support, and Rollout Plan, & Family Portal
Xello is an award-winning K-12 college and career readiness program, providing students and educators a one-stop shop for career, college, and life readiness for all students and all pathways and it's aligned with the needs identified in the NYS Learning Standards. Join us for a live webinar, where our Xello expert will demonstrate how to effectively use the components of the Xello K-5 CCR program most relevant to elementary school educators. For those familiar with Xello, we'll update you on what's new and what's coming up. For those new to Xello, we'll go through the basics.
SCOIR is a High School guidance software package that is becoming popular around our region. This software Demonstration is intended for any High School Counselor or Administrator interested in this guidance software product. Topics to be covered: Common Application Integration, On-line College Submittal Process, Student Experience, Educator Tools, Reporting, and Rollout Plan

6. Be Prepared: Collection Development Procedures

Program: School Library System

Dates: 3/9/2022

This workshop is to provide clarity around the elements that should be included in a collection development process. For those attending please bring any current policies, procedure and documents your district consults for collection development. Our objective is to create a regional template that can be used, adapted or modified to meet the needs of your district.

7. The Co-Teaching Series: Module 2 (Asynchronous) 2022-23

Program: RBERN eLearning - ONGOING Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 16, 2023)

In this asynchronous course, participants will explore the foundations of co-planning to support English Language Learners (ELLs) in an integrated environment. Participants will be able to examine co-planning protocols and tools, and reflect on their own practices. This module is in an asynchronous Google Classroom environment.

8. The Co-Teaching Series: Module 3 (Asynchronous) 2022-23

Program: RBERN eLearning - ONGOING Courses

Dates: On-Going (Ends Jun 16, 2023)

In this asynchronous course, participants will explore different modules of co-teaching, learn how to strengthen a co-teaching relationship, and reflect on their own co-teaching practices. This module is in an asynchronous Google Classroom environment. All parts must be completed to receive 2 CTLE Credits

9. BOOK STUDY: Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Coaches, Math Teachers, Administrators, Librarians

Dates: 7/5/2022 to 8/29/2022

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In this revolutionary book, a professor of education at Stanford University and acclaimed math educator who has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education, reveals the six keys to unlocking learning potential, based on the latest scientific findings.

In addition to the stories of change this book shares the latest new research from neuroscience and education, including new ideas that were not available when Mathematical Mindsets was written.

New and Important Ideas: Readers of this book will learn important ideas about learning and teaching, that will help teachers of any subject, parents, and anyone else who works with learners.

Learn to Collaborate: Readers will also learn about ways to collaborate with and lead other people, in a limitless way - in education, in business, and other areas.

Live Without Barriers: Most importantly, readers will learn how to live their lives without barriers, and to experience the fullness of life when taking a limitless approach.

The book study will involve participants reading the chapters of the book, responding to questions with their thoughts for each chapter and commenting on other participants' responses. It will take place in Google Classroom and will be 7-8 weeks in length.

Participants will need their own copy of the book Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler. It is available for free as an audio book with an Audible Free Trial.

Dates listed indicate the start and end dates of the book study.

10. Grade 1 - How Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches who are a part of the OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 7/11/2022

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 Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards.

In this module, students:

*Explore similarities and differences between young and adult plants and animals and how behavior and external parts help living things survive;

*Begin by completing a card sort activity in which they use patterns of similarities and differences among living things as evidence for their sorting.

*Observe plants and animals to determine the patterns of similarities and differences between young and adult individuals within a species.

*Engage in argument from evidence about the similarities and differences among different species of animals.

*Construct an explanation about how to tell apart species of animals.

*Obtain information about how animal behavior helps offspring survive.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

11. Math Camp for All Teachers (2 days)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary Teachers, RTI Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Elementary Coaches

Dates: 7/12/2022 to 7/13/2022

This two-day professional development is for all math teachers (elementary, secondary, special education, Multi-lingual learners) focusing on teaching math.

This Professional Learning Session will take place outside at Onondaga Lake Park to explore how we can take a problem-based, exploratory approach to the math standards we teach in our grade levels.

Teachers will look at their grade level standards to think of unique ways to teach students through a STEAM approach. Participants will creative approaches to math, hands-on activities, exploration around the park, collaboration with other professionals, and will be reinvigorated and excited about math!

12. Grade 2 - How Can We Change Solids & Liquids?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches who are a part of the OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 7/13/2022

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 Change Solids & Liquids? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. In this module, students: *Explore how solids and liquids can change by heating, cooling, building up, carving, and taking apart. *Investigate several properties of solids and liquids including color, shape, and hardness. *Learn through a text that hard materials can be carved, and soft materials can be built up. *Build a sculpture and take it apart to make another sculpture with different properties (this leads into a later understanding of particles). *Compare the properties of several liquids and solids and argue from evidence for whether sand is a solid or a liquid. *Use what they have learned about solids and liquids to test different materials for a cold pack; explore what happens when materials are heated and observe that a wax crayon still works as a crayon when it is heated and cooled; obtain information from a text to construct an explanation for how a silver necklace is made by heating and cooling different materials

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, and instructional coaches using our Science Kit Program

Dates: 7/14/2022

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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using our Science Kit Program

Dates: 7/15/2022

This professional development is for 1st grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

15. Grade 2 - How Can We Stop Soil from Washing Away?

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/18/2022

This professional development is for 2nd grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

16. Human Impacts on Water and the Importance of Wastewater Treatment

Program: Science Center

Audience: 6-12 Science Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Special Education Teachers, ELL Teachers

Dates: 7/18/2022

Start of the day with a tour of the Syracuse Metropolitan Waste Water Treatment Plant. Operators will walk us through the treatment process and describe their job duties. Following an hour break, we will reconvene at the Honeywell Visitor Center to build our own mini-treatment plants in a lesson by TeachEngineering that uses skills including engineering, data collection, and teamwork. 10 participants will be given supplies to conduct this activity/lesson with their students.

Metro is located at 650 Hiawatha Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13204. Enter through Gate 3 (intersection of Hiawatha and Van Rensselaer) and parking is available on the right. Attendees should review the Metro Tour guidelines/safety located at this link https://static.ongov.net/WEP/Metro_WWTP/Metropolitan_WWTP_TourGuidelines_Rev_2-29-16.pdf.

The Honeywell Visitor Center is located at 280 Restoration Way, Syracuse, NY 13209. It is next to the new Onondaga Lake State Boat Launch, near the State Fairgrounds.

17. Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 7/19/2022

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 Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? 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 life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

18. Lead Evaluator Training - First Year Training 2022

Program: Leadership

Audience: Educators who are responsible for evaluating teachers under APPR

Dates: 7/19/2022 to 12/13/2022

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.

19. Grade 1 - How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using our Science Kit Program

Dates: 7/20/2022

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 Light Our Way in the 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 physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

20. Progressions of Math Strategies for K-5 - PART 1 & 2 (2 days)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary teachers, RTI Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Elementary Coaches

Dates: 7/20/2022 to 7/21/2022

This professional development is for anyone who works with a K-5 math curriculum. Participants will leave with an understanding of how math strategies that are taught in the early primary grades progress through elementary and into middle and high school.

Topics we will cover include:

Day 1: Number Bonds, Tape Diagrams, and Place Value Disks & Strips Day 2: Rekenreks, Ten Frames, Arrays & Area Models, Number Paths & Number Lines, and the Arrow Method

Participants will also reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

While this is geared more toward grades K-5, it would be beneficial for middle and high school teachers to come see the vertical progression of strategies.

Attendees should note this is a 2-day training with both Part 1 and Part 2 together. Participants should be able to attend both days.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 7/21/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

22. Hands-on Stream Science in the Onondaga Creek Watershed

Program: Science Center

Audience: Earth and Life Science Teachers

Dates: 7/26/2022

Delve into hands-on lessons in stream ecology rooted in the Onondaga Creek Watershed with a team of educators and scientists from local school districts and Onondaga Environmental Institute. If you are looking to engage your students in place-based science that meets the Next Generation Science Standards, then this is the workshop for you.

We will explore the use of easy-to-make DIY watershed models and stream tables, as well as the value of field trips and local data sets to teach about stream health and morphology, biodiversity, data analysis and interpretation, human impacts on the environment, and solutions to mitigate those impacts at varying scales.

The workshop is appropriate for earth or life science teachers in grades 7-10. Teachers will leave with a copy of the curriculum, a set of materials needed to teach the lessons, and the confidence to do it. We will spend part of the day in the field exploring the creek, so please dress for getting dirty and bring a water bottle. Lunch, morning coffee, peer support, and good vibes provided free of charge.

Please note that the session will be held at Tully Jr/Sr High School.

23. Grade 3 - How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/1/2022

This professional development is for 3rd grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

24. Grade 3 - How Do Weather & Climate Affect Our Lives?

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/2/2022

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Do Weather & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

25. Grade 3 - What Explains Similarities & Differences Between Organisms?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/3/2022

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What Explains Similarities & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/4/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

27. The Haudenosaunee (Part of the LOOOP Project from the Upstate Freshwater Institute)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, Admins, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/4/2022

The Witness to Injustice is a unique three-hour interactive group teaching exercise to foster understanding, truth, and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Our partners with the Neighbors of Onondaga Nation (NOON) will facilitate this program and share resources that will help participants continue to learn more about the shared history of the Haudenosaunee and European colonizers. Participants will also be given the opportunity to visit Skä

•noñh Great Law of Peace Center, located along the shores of Onondaga Lake, and experience a guided tour through the cultural center to learn more about the Haudenosaunee peoples. Participants will be provided with a free lunch in addition to free admission to the center that day.

Skä

•noñh Great Law of Peace Center is located at 6680 Onondaga Lake Pkwy, Liverpool, NY 13088. WTI will be held at OCM BOCES at 110 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088. We will begin our day at the Skä

•noñh Great Law of Peace Center at 12:30.

28. Grade 4 - How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/9/2022

This professional development is for 4th grade 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

29. Grade 4 - What is Our Evidence We Live on a Changing Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/10/2022

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What is Our Evidence 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

30. Marcellus Digifest with Keynote Speaker Jen Giffen

Program: School Improvement

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 8/10/2022

Instructional technology by teachers for teachers - many topics to choose from for 4 different sessions (Seesaw, Digital notebooks, Edpuzzle, DiscoveryEd, Legends of Learning, Jamboard, Spheros, Gizmos, Interactive slides, Flipgrid, Wevideo, Google Hidden Gems, Read&Write for Google, Kurzweil, Media Connect and Customized newsletters). Breakfast and lunch provided. Keynote speaker Jen Giffen.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/11/2022

This professional development is for 4th grade 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

32. Grade 5 - How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/15/2022

This professional development is for 5th grade 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/16/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

34. Grade 5 - How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/16/2022

This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties. 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches that participate with OCM BOCES Science Kit program

Dates: 8/17/2022

This professional development is for 5th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

36. DATE CHANGED: Kindergarten - Exploring My Weather

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, and instructional coaches that receive our science kits

Dates: 8/17/2022

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring My Weather. 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

37. Grade 5 - How Can We Use The Sky To Navigate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 8/18/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

38. Collecting and Visualizing Environmental Data

Program: Science Center

Audience: Science, Special Education, ELL Teachers, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/18/2022

In the morning, collect data at Marcellus Park with staff from UFI and volunteers from the CNY Izaak Walton League. Learn about the equipment, supplies, and methodology to collect various forms of environmental data including biological indicators (stream macroinvertebrates), water quality, water levels and streamflow, and atmospheric/weather conditions. Equipment and supplies used during morning session will be available to borrow through the LOOOP's equipment loan program! Following data collection, we will head to the Marcellus Library to work through the collected data, demonstrate how the data are connected, and discuss how teachers/students can contribute to scientific data collection efforts outside of their classrooms through multiple data portals. Participants will be provided with a free lunch at Marcellus Park.

We will meet at the Grove Pavilion in Marcellus Park located at Marcellus Park Drive, Marcellus, NY 13108. We will meet in the community room of the library at 32 Maple St, Marcellus, NY 13108.

39. DATE CHANGED: Kindergarten - Exploring Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/18/2022

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Forces & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

40. DATE CHANGED: Kindergarten - Exploring Plants & Animals

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/19/2022

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Plants & Animals. 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

41. Grade 6 - Energy, Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches, receiving OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 8/24/2022

This professional development is for 6th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Energy, Forces & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

42. Grade 6 - Space Systems Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 8/26/2022

This professional development is for 6th grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using our Science Kit Program

Dates: 9/13/2022

This professional development is for 1st grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

44. Grade 4 - What is Our Evidence We Live on a Changing Earth?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 9/14/2022

This professional development is for 4th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit What is Our Evidence 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches that participate with OCM BOCES Science Kit program

Dates: 9/14/2022

This professional development is for 5th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

46. CANCELLED: Grade 2 - How Can We Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 9/15/2022

Closed
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 Find the Best Place for a Plant to Grow? 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 life science, with a secondary focus on engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Ask questions about what plant habitats have that help plants live, grow, and reproduce *Investigate whether plants need light and water to grow *Design a hand pollinator based on bee structure and function *Analyze data about plant and animal ranges to identify patterns *Engage in argumentation, based on information from a map, about the best place for new plants in a schoolyard *Construct an explanation for why there are fewer and fewer grand spider orchids every year

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

47. Grade 4 - How Can We Provide Energy to People's Homes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 9/15/2022

This professional development is for 4th grade 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

48. BOOK STUDY: Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler (Group 4)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: All

Dates: 9/19/2022 to 11/18/2022

In this revolutionary book, a professor of education at Stanford University and acclaimed math educator who has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education, reveals the six keys to unlocking learning potential, based on the latest scientific findings.

In addition to the stories of change this book shares the latest new research from neuroscience and education, including new ideas that were not available when Mathematical Mindsets was written.

New and Important Ideas: Readers of this book will learn important ideas about learning and teaching, that will help teachers of any subject, parents, and anyone else who works with learners.

Learn to Collaborate: Readers will also learn about ways to collaborate with and lead other people, in a limitless way - in education, in business, and other areas.

Live Without Barriers: Most importantly, readers will learn how to live their lives without barriers, and to experience the fullness of life when taking a limitless approach.

The book study will involve participants reading the chapters of the book, responding to questions with their thoughts for each chapter and commenting on other participants' responses. It will take place in Google Classroom and will be 7-8 weeks in length.

Participants will need their own copy of the book Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler. It is available for free as an audio book with an Audible Free Trial.

Dates listed indicate the start and end dates of the book study.

49. Title III Consortium Meeting #1

Program: Title III Consortium

Audience: Title III Consortium Members

Dates: 9/19/2022

At each one hour Zoom session, Mid-State RBERN will provide updates and training related to Title III Consortium funding

50. CANCELLED: Using Concrete Tools and Pictorial Representations in Middle and High School Mathematics - 2 days

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Middle School Math Teachers, High School Math Teachers, RTI Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Coaches, High School Coaches

Dates: 9/21/2022 to 10/19/2022

Closed
This professional development is for anyone who works with a Middle or High School math curriculum. Participants will leave with an understanding of how math strategies that are taught in elementary school that can help struggling learners and be applied to higher level mathematical concepts. We will also explore concrete strategies for students to develop a better understanding of more abstract concepts. Strategies include, but are not limited to-

Number Bonds

Tape Diagrams

Area Models

We will go deeper into the grade level progressions of these topics and will do examples of these problems together. Teachers and teams will also have time to talk and plan when to incorporate these strategies into the curriculum.

Participants will also reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

While this is geared more toward grades 6-12, it would be beneficial for elementary teachers to come see the vertical progression of strategies.

Attendees should not this is a 2-day training. Participants should be able to attend both days.

We will do Zoom follow-ups to this session for participants to attend on October 11th, November 2nd, and December 7th to reflect on the practices and strategies from the sessions. They will be from 2:30-3:15 in the afternoon.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 9/21/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 9/22/2022

This professional development is for 4th grade 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 9/26/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

54. Grade 2 - How Can We Stop Soil from Washing Away?

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 9/27/2022

This professional development is for 2nd grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 9/27/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

56. Grade 2 - How Can We Change Solids & Liquids?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches who are a part of the OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 9/28/2022

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 Change Solids & Liquids? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom. It is aligned to a group of grade 2 standards. In this module, students: *Explore how solids and liquids can change by heating, cooling, building up, carving, and taking apart. *Investigate several properties of solids and liquids including color, shape, and hardness. *Learn through a text that hard materials can be carved, and soft materials can be built up. *Build a sculpture and take it apart to make another sculpture with different properties (this leads into a later understanding of particles). *Compare the properties of several liquids and solids and argue from evidence for whether sand is a solid or a liquid. *Use what they have learned about solids and liquids to test different materials for a cold pack; explore what happens when materials are heated and observe that a wax crayon still works as a crayon when it is heated and cooled; obtain information from a text to construct an explanation for how a silver necklace is made by heating and cooling different materials

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added

57. Student-centered Coaching

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/28/2022 to 9/30/2022

Student-centered coaching is an approach to instructional coaching that focuses on student outcomes. By focusing coaching on goals for student learning an instructional coach can directly impact instructional practice and student achievement. This student-centered coaching workshop series will look at:

-Coaching that is asset based and focused on equity

-Research on adult learning

-Integrating curriculum into coaching cycles

This workshop series will meet three times and participants will leave with an understanding of the student-centered coaching model, a network of coaches to collaborate with, and resources for ongoing support.

58. Arts and Music Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: District, building and teacher leaders in Arts

Dates: 9/29/2022

Participants from both TST and OCM regions will engage in meaningful collaboration surrounding our professional practice as teachers of the Arts so that we can build District and Regional capacity. Our combined network discussions will include: professional learning designed to build awareness and understanding of the NYS Learning Standards, Assessment strategies, State updates, and meaningful topics related to the Arts disciplines. Together we will also explore a variety of community resources available to support the talented students and professional staff in both our regions.

59. Grade 1 - How Can We Light Our Way in the Dark?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using our Science Kit Program

Dates: 9/29/2022

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 Light Our Way in the 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 physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering design.

In this module, students:

*Investigate interactions between a beam of light and transparent, translucent, and opaque materials, including the formation of shadows and reflection of light

*Identify cause-and-effect relationships as they explain their observations

*Obtain information about animal structures that use light to help the animal survive

*Design a solution that mimics animal structures and increases student visibility in the dark

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

60. Book Study: Breaking Down the Wall: Essential Shifts for English Learners' Success (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 2/3/2023

"If we can assume mutual ownership, if we can connect instruction to all children's personal, social, cultural and linguistic identities, then all students will achieve.” In this 8 week book study, we will read and discuss research and strategies that help shift educators into an asset-based approach to unlock the full potential of our ELL students and students who speak a language other than English at Home. This 20 hour CTLE credit book study will be run asynchronously through Google Classroom from March 28 - May 31, 2022. You will receive instructions for joining the Classroom prior to the start date. Register by March 11 so that you can gain access to the book on SORA before the study begins.

61. Book Study: Unlocking ELLs Potential (Virtual)

Program: RBERN (Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network)

Audience: Educators of ELLs

Dates: 10/3/2022 to 2/3/2023

Looking for tools and strategies to support ELL learning and language development? Look no further than "Unlocking English Learners' Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible” by Drs. Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder of SupportEd. Participants will explore pathways to ensure ELLs are positioned to access content and acquire language for academic success. This 20-hour CTLE credit online book study is a must do for all teachers and administrators of ELLs. This self-paced book study will be hosted asynchronously via Google Classroom. You will receive instructions for joining the Classroom and accessing the book on Sora.

62. Assistant Principal Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Assistant Principals

Dates: 10/4/2022 to 5/25/2023

These meetings are an opportunity for assistant principals to share thoughts, ideas, and solutions to issues happening in their schools. The role of the assistant principal is constantly changing, and this group provides conversation with others who are navigating similar situations in the schools and districts. Each meeting will be held virtually via Zoom.

63. Grade 5 - How Can We Use The Sky To Navigate?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 10/4/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

64. Kindergarten - Exploring Plants & Animals (PM session)

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/4/2022

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Plants & Animals. 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.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

65. Grade 3 - How Do Weather & Climate Affect Our Lives?

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/5/2022

This professional development is for 3rd grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Do Weather & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

66. Learning Through Talk: Adding Oracy to the Student Experience

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: General education teachers, special education teachers, ELL teachers

Dates: 10/5/2022 to 1/31/2023

The ability to communicate with others is more important than it has ever been. Students from all backgrounds learn by presenting information and discussing ideas with their peers as they build new understanding together. These skills support students' language development and facilitate access to content in any subject area. We are excited to offer a year-long professional learning experience that will allow teachers to learn together, practice these skills, and develop lessons where oracy is an integral part of student learning.

67. Introduction to the TI-Nspire™ CX Technology (PM session)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: New Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers and anyone interested in learning more about this calculator.

Dates: 10/5/2022

Come explore and learn how to use the TI-Nspire™ CX II. This session will be beneficial for Special Education Teachers, Teacher Assistants, High School Interventionists and New Math Teachers. It would also be beneficial to learn more about the capabilities of this technology if your district is looking to upgrade their calculators.

This session will include:

-An overview of the TI-Nspire™ graphing calculator, including general calculator, graphing and statistical functionality.

-Exploration of dynamic, interactive lessons for algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus, calculus and statistics.

-Introduction to basic features of the teacher software.

Utilizing TI-Nspire™ CX technology, we will explore topics such as:

-Linear functions and systems

-Functions and relations

-Quadratic, exponential, radical and rational functions

-Probability

68. Science Leadership Network

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 10/6/2022

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. During the 22-23 school year we will be inviting practicing scientists and researchers to share their work, which is a part of the NYSSLS Implementation Roadmap.

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.

Dates: 10/6/22, 2/15/23, 5/24/23

69. Space Systems Exploration (North Syracuse 6th Grade)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 10/12/2022

This professional development is for middle school 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

70. Grade 1 - How Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches who are a part of the OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 10/12/2022

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 Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards.

In this module, students:

*Explore similarities and differences between young and adult plants and animals and how behavior and external parts help living things survive;

*Begin by completing a card sort activity in which they use patterns of similarities and differences among living things as evidence for their sorting.

*Observe plants and animals to determine the patterns of similarities and differences between young and adult individuals within a species.

*Engage in argument from evidence about the similarities and differences among different species of animals.

*Construct an explanation about how to tell apart species of animals.

*Obtain information about how animal behavior helps offspring survive.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

71. The 7E's on the 7 Seas: Bringing the Navy to the STEM Classroom (Three separate dates - all required)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 6-12th grade STEM teachers

Dates: 10/13/2022 to 10/18/2022

Closed
Are you interested in learning how to engage your students in integrated STEM activities? Looking for real life phenomena to grab student's attention? Participants in this professional development will engage with and then develop STEM design challenges based on real world Naval issues to use in their classrooms. Naval scientists and engineers will present their research at the US Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) during a 3 day trip in October. The following week, Dr. Sharon Bowers, a Senior STEM Educational Specialist for NASA will guide participants through 7E lesson design using STEM challenges. Teachers and teams will also have time to talk and plan in a monthly zoom meeting with a facilitator. Upon completion of their lessons, teachers will receive classroom supplies to support their transition to 3 dimensional STEM teaching, as well as the opportunity to implement their lesson with a science instructional coach in their classroom. All lessons will be showcased at the May Science Leadership Meeting.

NUWC trip details: The bus will leave OCM BOCES at 3pm on 10/12 and return on 10/14 around 11pm. Transportation, lodging and meals are covered for participants through the Advancing Naval STEM Teacher Education (ANSTE) grant.

Training with Dr. Sharon Bowers on 10/18 will run from 8:30-3:00pm with an hour lunch on your own.

We will showcase the group's work at the May 24th, 2023 Science Leadership Meeting. Please register seperately for this meeting.

Participants must be able to attend all of the session dates to register.

Please us the following link for a newsletter with more details: file:///G:/My%20Drive/7E's%20on%207%20Seas/2209%207%20Seas%20STEM%20Flyer.pdf

Please note that registration will close on October 1, 2022. We will be visiting a naval base and will need background checks to be completed. Proof of COVID vaccination will be required per the United States Navy.

72. Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary teachers, RTI teachers, Math teacher leaders, Teacher Assistants, Elementary Coaches

Dates: 10/18/2022 to 5/22/2023

This Collaborative is for anyone in a Coaches position in their school or district. We will use this time to have conversations about coaching and share ideas and resources. It is an opportunity to collaborate with other Coaches from our region. These meetings will be once a month, virtually via Zoom.

73. Grade 3 - How Can We Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 10/19/2022

This professional development is for 3rd grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

74. Grade 5 - How Can We Provide Freshwater to Those in Need?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 10/19/2022

This professional development is for 5th grade 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

75. Grade 6 - Energy, Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches, receiving OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 10/19/2022

This professional development is for 6th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Energy, Forces & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

76. CANCELLED: Grade 6 - Space Systems Exploration (see March 15 for new session)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 10/25/2022

Closed
This professional development is for 6th grade level 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

77. Grade 1 - How Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow? [held at Cortlandville Campus]

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches who are a part of the OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 10/25/2022

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 Do Living Things Stay Safe & Grow? is part of Smithsonian Science for the Classroom. It is aligned to a group of grade 1 standards.

In this module, students:

*Explore similarities and differences between young and adult plants and animals and how behavior and external parts help living things survive;

*Begin by completing a card sort activity in which they use patterns of similarities and differences among living things as evidence for their sorting.

*Observe plants and animals to determine the patterns of similarities and differences between young and adult individuals within a species.

*Engage in argument from evidence about the similarities and differences among different species of animals.

*Construct an explanation about how to tell apart species of animals.

*Obtain information about how animal behavior helps offspring survive.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, and instructional coaches using our Science Kit Program

Dates: 10/26/2022

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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/27/2022

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

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

80. Literacy Leadership Network Meeting

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: ELA/Literacy Leaders

Dates: 10/27/2022

This group is for people who have been designated by their district to take a leadership role in literacy/ELA. It is recommended that districts send a team to the Literacy 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 the district and regional capacity related to the Next Generation standards. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the implementation of the standards 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 literacy education and position the region to successfully implement the standards and evidence-based literacy practices.

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, there may be additional opportunities for learning offered in the afternoon, OR 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. Dates: 10/27/22, 3/14/23 & 5/31/23

81. CANCELLED: Middle School Science Kit Training: Structure & Function

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Middle School Science Kits

Dates: 11/1/2022

Closed
Life on Earth is diverse and well adapted to its environment. What characteristics do living things share? What processes are needed in order for living things to survive? Why are some living things composed of a single cell while others are made of many? The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Structure and Function, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards by integrating science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts in every lesson. From microscopic cells to the external and internal anatomy of a frog-join us as we use models and carry out investigations to explore structure and function in living things!

This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Ecosystems & Their Interactions (middle school). 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

82. Nix the Tricks and Rules that Expire in Mathematics (NEW DATE)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary teachers, Middle School and high School Math Teachers, RTI Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Instructional Coaches

Dates: 11/1/2022

This professional development is for anyone who works with a math curriculum K-12. Participants will explore the Tricks and Rules that they may have learned themselves throughout their experience in mathematics education and the reasoning for why, as educators, alter the way we teach them to our students.

We will explore the Nix the Tricks packet and the 13 Rules that Expire NCTM Article. We will also examine student examples to help see errors students can make.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions and explore strategies to change their instruction.

Participants will also reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

83. P-3 Early Learning Leadership Network Meeting #1

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Pre-K - Grade 3 Early Learning Practitioners and Leaders

Dates: 11/1/2022

NYSED originally developed P-3 Leaderships to guide the development of regional and district capacity to support developmentally responsive learning as it relates specifically to students in preschool through grade 3. NYSED decided at the end of the 2021-22 school year they would no longer be facilitating the 3 statewide leadership meetings for this group with hopes that P-3 would be absorbed into the other content leaderships groups. Many BOCES across the state were saddened by the elimination of P-3 Early learning statewide meetings and had some concern whether P-3 would be highly represented in these other content area leadership groups. We at OCM BOCES felt strongly that we needed to continue this leadership in our region.

Please be informed that this leadership group will be a hybrid model of the other statewide leadership groups and will be informed by our OCM BOCES component districts, rather than the 3 statewide meetings that inform the other leaderships. With so many new PreK programs opening up in our region, we felt we needed a space for practitioners in P-3 to share best practices and reimagine developmentally responsive learning spaces for children PreK to 3rd grade.

Focus for the 2022-2023 school year will be:

-Book Study: Purposeful Play (Mraz, Porcelli, Tyler-2016) (Books will be given to all P-3 participants prior to the first leadership meeting and divided into 3 section to align with the three meetings. Early registration helpful! Meeting #1 will focus on prior reading of SECTION I: All About Play: The Reason, Research, and Resources

- Developmental Responsiveness for children age 3-8

- Play-Based Learning

- Content Specific pedagogy & practices

- PreK Roundtables

- NYSED Updates

- Other ideas generated by the group

Meeting Dates: 11/1/22, 2/8/23, 5/9/23

Google Classroom Code: 4ye5jyi

*Space in the afternoon will be reserved for needed ADHOC roundtables and/or collaboratives for regional or district work within P-3.

84. Grade 6 - Matter & Its Interactions

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches, using OCM BOCES Science kits

Dates: 11/2/2022

This professional development is for 6th grade level teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Matter & 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

85. Kindergarten - Exploring My Weather (AM session)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, and instructional coaches that receive our science kits

Dates: 11/2/2022

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring My Weather. 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.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

86. Kindergarten - Exploring Forces & Motion (PM session)

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 11/2/2022

This professional development is for Kindergarten teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Exploring Forces & 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.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for summer workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

87. HYBRID BOOK STUDY (Asynchronous and Via Zoom): Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: K-12 educators and leaders

Dates: 11/3/2022 to 1/18/2023

Do you feel prepared to initiate and facilitate meaningful, productive dialogues about race in your classroom? Are you looking for practical strategies to engage with your students?

Inspired by Frederick Douglass's abolitionist call to action, "it is not light that is needed, but fire”, Matthew Kay has spent his career learning how to lead students through the most difficult race conversations. Kay not only makes the case that high school classrooms are one of the best places to have those conversations, but he also offers a method for getting them right:

How to recognize the difference between meaningful and inconsequential race conversations.

How to build conversational "safe spaces,” not merely declare them.

How to infuse race conversations with urgency and purpose.

How to thrive in the face of unexpected challenges.

How administrators might equip teachers to thoughtfully engage in these conversations.

With the right blend of reflection and humility, Kay asserts, teachers can make school one of the best venues for young people to discuss race.

This book study will be asynchronous work through Google Classroom plus two live Zoom meetings.

Participants must obtain their own copy of the book.

Participants will be sent a Google Classroom code prior to the start of the course.

Dates listed indicate the start and end dates of the book study.

88. CANCELLED: Hands-on Stream Science in the Onondaga Creek Watershed

Program: Science Center

Audience: Grade 6-12 Science teachers

Dates: 11/3/2022

Closed
In this workshop, teachers will delve into hands-on lessons in stream ecology rooted in the Onondaga Creek Watershed with a team of educators and scientists from Onondaga Environmental Institute.

If you are looking to engage your students in place-based science that meets the Next Generation Science Standards, then this is the workshop for you. We will explore the use of easy-to-make DIY watershed models and stream tables, as well as the value of field trips and local data sets to teach about stream health and morphology, biodiversity, data analysis and interpretation, human impacts on the environment, and solutions to mitigate those impacts at varying scales.

The workshop is appropriate for Earth or life science teachers in grades 6-10. Teachers who attend will have access to the curriculum, curriculum kits containing everything needed to teach the lessons, and the confidence to do it. We will spend part of the day in the field exploring the creek, so please dress for the weather and get dirty! This session includes the opportunity for a zoom or classroom visit during the school year with a science teacher trainer for implementation support.

Bring a water bottle/coffee mug. Lunch, morning coffee, peer support and good vibes provided free of charge.

89. CANCELLED: Math Strategy: Model Drawing and Tape Diagrams

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary teachers, RTI Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Elementary Coaches, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/3/2022

Closed
This professional development is for anyone who works with a K-12 math curriculum. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to use model drawing and tape diagrams to help improve students' understanding of word problems with these mathematical tools. We will go through examples.

Types of problems covered will include and are not limited to: whole numer operations, decimal and fraction operations, and ratios and percentages.

Participants will also reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

It is recommended, but not necessary, that participants complete the Progressions of Math Strategies, Part 1 before attending.

This session includes the opportunity for 2 planning/classroom visits to assist with implementation of this strategy.

90. Effective Literacy for Leaders

Program: Literacy Programs

Audience: K-8 principals and literacy instructional coaches

Dates: 11/3/2022 to 3/2/2023

Grounded in the science of reading framework, this professional learning opportunity will provide information, direction and support for leaders who are seeking a school-wide approach to lift the overall reading performance of their students.

Join others in these interactive sessions from around the region to:

-Define the science of reading, discuss why it matters, what it is, and what it is not

-Identify instructional practices that align with reading science

-Problem solve through collaborative discussions

-Develop shared materials for turn key professional development

Outcomes:

-In-depth understanding of the science of reading

-Engage in collegial dialogue to build capacity of administrators and teacher leaders

-Make evidence-based decisions to take actionable steps to improve effectiveness of teacher professional development, curriculum, instruction, intervention, and assessments

Time:

All Meetings will be held VIRTUALLY

Main Session will be 60 minutes (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

**An optional 60 min. session will be offered immediately following main session for participants that want to develop turn key materials, problem solve, develop action plans

91. Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover (AM session will begin at 7:45am)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: New Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Science Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers (Math and Science), High School Teachers (Math and Science), Special Education Teachers, Anyone interested in learning more about this rover

Dates: 11/4/2022

This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing the TI-Innovator™ Rover to their students. We will learn how to code on the TI-Nspire™ CX Calculator.

We will highlight lessons that can include topics that will engage your students in new and exciting ways such as:

-The relationship between distance, rate and time.

-Designing and measuring a segmented path.

This session includes both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX technologies.

This session includes the opportunity for 2 planning/classroom visits to assist with implementation of using the rover in your classroom.

This sessions will run from 7:45am-10:45am to accommodate for half day schedules.

92. Fine Arts: Not Just the Encore

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Dates: 11/4/2022

Calling all Fine Arts educators! We want you to know we see you and we hear you. In response to the great work you are doing across the OCM and TST Regions, we have designed a day just for you.

Featured keynotes will be author and educator Jen Rafferty and international artist Ekow Nimako. Jen will be sharing a session entitled, "Navigating Burnout in Our Ever-Changing World" and Ekow will be sharing his incredible art through the medium of LEGOs.

In addition, David Seligman from NYSED will also be joining us to present the latest news on the Individual Arts Assessment Pathway (IAAP) and the Arts Data Project. From SEL to social justice, there will be something for everyone. Fellow teachers, community members, and practicing professionals will be on hand to discuss how we can use the Arts to bring out the best in students of every level.

93. Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover (PM session)

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: New Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Science Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers (Math and Science), High School Teachers (Math and Science), Special Education Teachers, Anyone interested in learning more about this rover

Dates: 11/4/2022

This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing the TI-Innovator™ Rover to their students. We will learn how to code on the TI-Nspire™ CX Calculator.

We will highlight lessons that can include topics that will engage your students in new and exciting ways such as:

-The relationship between distance, rate and time.

-Designing and measuring a segmented path.

This session includes both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX technologies.

This session includes the opportunity for 2 planning/classroom visits to assist with implementation of using the rover in your classroom.

94. Mentors Across Borders (Cohort 2)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/8/2022 to 3/9/2023

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

95. DATE CHANGED: Grade 5 - How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties?

Program: Science Center

Audience: Teachers, including special education and ELL teachers, instructional coaches using OCM BOCES Science Kit Program

Dates: 11/9/2022

This professional development is for 5th grade teachers receiving the science curriculum unit How Can We Identify Materials Based on Their Properties. 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.

One hour lunch on your own.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are operating at a lower capacity for science workshops. In the event of a cancellation, the waitlist will be used to contact anyone interested. If the workshop is closed and you are interested in attending, please add your name to the waitlist. We will contact teachers on the waitlist in the order they are added.

Xello is an award-winning K-12 college and career readiness program, providing students and educators a one-stop shop for career, college, and life readiness for all students and all pathways and it's aligned with the needs identified in the NYS Learning Standards. Join us for a live webinar, where our Xello expert will demonstrate how to effectively use the components of the Xello 6-12 CCR program most relevant to middle and high school educators. For those familiar with Xello, we'll update you on what's new and what's coming up. For those new to Xello, we'll go through the basics.
Xello is an award-winning K-12 college and career readiness program, providing students and educators a one-stop shop for career, college, and life readiness for all students and all pathways and it's aligned with the needs identified in the NYS Learning Standards. Join us for a live webinar, where our Xello expert will demonstrate how to effectively use the components of the Xello K-5 CCR program most relevant to elementary school educators. For those familiar with Xello, we'll update you on what's new and what's coming up. For those new to Xello, we'll go through the basics.

98. Mentors Across Borders (Cohort 1)

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/10/2022 to 3/14/2023

The SLS Mentors Across Borders pairs newer school librarians (or those who moved from Elementary to Secondary or vice versa) with a veteran colleague. Creating a larger professional learning network leads to retention and success for all involved.

99. CANCELLED: One Whole Day of Fractions, Divided into Equal Parts

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Elementary teachers, RTI Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Elementary Coaches, Middle School and High School Math Teachers

Dates: 11/10/2022

Closed
This professional development is for anyone who works with a K-5 math curriculum. We will be focusing on Fraction Progressions and Modeling for K-12. Participants will leave with an understanding of how the understanding of fractions begins in primary grades and builds as it advances through the intermediate grades. We will also explore why the understanding of fractions is integral to students being successful in mathematics in middle and high school.

Topics we will cover include:

-Partitioning

-Fraction Manipulatives

-Fractions on a number line

-Fraction Modeling with the Operations

-Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

-Ratios

-Where does it go from here?

Participants will also reflect on the Math Practice Standards used throughout the session.

One hour lunch on your own.

This session includes the opportunity for 2 planning/classroom visits to assist with implementation of this strategy.

100. DEI Coser Leadership Meeting

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: DEI Coser District Leaders

Dates: 11/10/2022 to 6/27/2023

Reaching Our Shared Regional Goals:

✓ Develop an awareness around issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity throughout the region.

✓Create a culture of open-mindedness and objectivity to identify and root out structural or systemic bias.

✓Increase awareness of cultural and socio-economic diversity.

✓Encourage greater understanding and acceptance of the viewpoints and perspectives of all.

✓Eliminate implicit bias in hiring practices.

✓Ensure instructional materials and professional learning opportunities are available across all school districts

101. NYSRA Conference 2022 - Cultivating Genius

Program: School Library System

Dates: 11/12/2022 to 11/13/2022

This year's theme, Cultivating Genius, focuses on best practices, research, and instructional strategies for restoring equity and excellence in today's literacy classrooms and empowering youth to find and nurture their own genius through literacy. This registration includes the full conference. Keynote and featured speakers include: Dr. Gholnecsar (Gholdy) Muhammad, Kass Minor and Cornelius Minor, Phil Haddix, Brendan Kiely, Maulik Pancholy, Jasmine Warga, Fantima Faisal and Eric Gansworth.