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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/25/2023

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 Stop Soil from Washing Away? 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 2 standards. It has a focus of engineering with a secondary focus on Earth science.

In this module, students:

* Use evidence to make claims about the similarities and differences between soil and sand

* Carry out an investigation to provide evidence for how wind and water can change the shape of the soil and sand

* Analyze the effectiveness, structure, and function of models for four materials that could be used to prevent or slow down erosion

* Develop a measurement scale to determine how much sand is washed away by water during tests

* Compare multiple solutions designed to reduce the ways water and wind have changed the shape of the land

* Use their understanding of erosion to design a way to save sand towers from destruction caused by water

One hour lunch on your own.

2. 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: 7/25/2023 to 7/26/2023

This professional development program is designed for anyone involved in teaching K-5 math. Through this program, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of how math strategies taught in early primary grades progress through elementary school and into middle and high school.

Over the course of two days, we will cover a range of topics including Number Bonds, Tape Diagrams, Place Value Disks and Strips, Rekenreks, Ten Frames, Arrays, Area Models, Number Paths, Number Lines, and the Arrow Method.

While this program is primarily geared towards K-5 teachers, middle and high school teachers would also benefit from attending to see the vertical progression of strategies across the different grade levels.

By the end of the program, participants will leave with a deep understanding of how math strategies can be applied in various contexts, and how to effectively teach them to their students.

3. 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: 7/26/2023

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 and Liquids? 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 physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Organize solids by color, shape, and hardness

* Obtain information from a text about how hard and soft materials are used to make different types of sculpture

* Carry out investigations to see whether a sculpture made from pieces can be taken apart and made into a different sculpture

* Argue from evidence for whether sand is a solid or a liquid

* Analyze data from tests to find the best material to use in a cold pack

* Construct an explanation for how a silver necklace can be made starting from wax wrapped in clay

* Plan and carry out investigations to find the best material for a replica gemstone

One hour lunch on your own.

4. 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: 7/27/2023

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.

5. Kindergarten - Exploring Forces & Motion (AM session)

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 7/31/2023

This half-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.

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.

6. Kindergarten - Exploring My Weather (AM session)

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/1/2023

This half-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.

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.

7. Kindergarten - Exploring Plants & Animals (AM session)

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/2/2023

This half-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.

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.

8. tMHFA Certified Instructor Course *By Invitation Only Cohort 1 tMHFA Training Project Districts- SPONSORED by SAMHSA MHAT GRANT

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: School counselors, school social workers, school psychologist

Dates: 8/2/2023 to 8/4/2023

At the completion of this 3-day tMHFA Certified Instructor Course, participants will be eligible to become certified instructors to deliver tMHFA training to students in grades 10-12 at approved sites.

9. Asynchronous Culture Series: Learning with PRIDE

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: All

Dates: 8/7/2023 to 9/4/2023

This is a 5 week asynchronous course to help educators better understand LGBTQIA+ students. The goal is to provide educators with the knowledge and tools to highlight PRIDE culture as a classroom asset in order to foster inclusive learning environments where all students are welcomed and affirmed.

10. 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: 8/7/2023

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 Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? 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 life science with a secondary focus on Earth and space science.

In this module, students:

* Make observations of variation in traits in Wisconsin Fast Plants and analyze data for patterns of inheritance

* Collaboratively plan, carry, out and analyze the results of fair tests to see the effect of environmental variables on plant traits

* Analyze average temperature and precipitation data for a range of cities to uncover patterns of climate zones

* Develop a model the represents the stages common to all organisms' life cycles

* Analyze data from a study on how bees' preference for certain flower colors gives plants a reproductive advantage

* Construct an explanation for why guppies in some streams are bright orange while others are dull

One hour lunch on your own.

11. Middle School Science Kit Training: Earth's Dynamic Systems

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/7/2023

Earth is a dynamic place, and changes-large and small-occur all around us. Changes like erosion occur gradually, while others, like an earthquake, may occur suddenly. Our ability to anticipate these changes and their effects is vital for maintaining our way of life. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Earth's Dynamic Systems, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards. Science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated in every lesson. This unit explores how geologic processes affect the surface of our planet and how we can use evidence to describe its history and predict its future. Join us as we use models and construct explanations about Earth's dynamic systems!

This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Earth's Dynamic Systems (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.

12. 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: 8/8/2023

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 Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes? 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 engineering design, with a secondary focus on life science.

In this module, students:

* Identify the problem of animal population decline caused by habitat change

*Design a classroom habitat where roly polys can survive

*Use camera trap data to explain why different animals live in different habitats

*Compare fossils to modern organisms to explain that habitats on Earth have changed

*Use a model of a tiger habitat to explain why tiger populations have declined

*Design a salamander tunnel that will reduce the deaths of salamanders on roads

One hour lunch on your own.

13. Middle School Science Kit Training: Weather & Climate Systems

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/8/2023

What is the temperature outside? Is it raining now, or will it rain today? Why does one city struggle with droughts while another suffers from annual floods? Every day we plan our lives around weather and climate systems-what is happening and what is going to happen. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Weather and Climate Systems, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed to align to the Next Generation Science Standards. Science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated in every lesson. Join us as we gather evidence and make predictions about weather and climate on Earth!

This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Weather & Climate Systems (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.

14. Tier 2 and Tier 3 Systems and Solutions for Mathematics

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: 8/8/2023

Anyone who works within a MTSS with Mathematics is encouraged to attend this professional learning session. During this session, we will be looking at systems to utilize within schools to:

-Identify students for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions

-Identify areas of need for these students

-Explore what to do when those needs have been identified

-Explore ways to report out on this information

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

One hour lunch on your own.

15. 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: 8/9/2023

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.

16. 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: 8/9/2023

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 Identify Materials Based on Their Properties? 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 5 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science.

In this module, students:

* Compare six solids using just senses and argue from evidence that sugar and cornstarch are made by plants

*Draw models to show that the dissolving of sugar in water and the evaporation of a sugar solution can be explained by very small particles

*Obtain information from a text to explain that salt is added to roads in the winter to lower the freezing point of water

*Carry out an investigation to show that mixing solids with vinegar and iodine can result in something new being formed

*Graph weight before and after mixing to show that in any change the weight remains the same

*Argue from evidence that four unknown solids can be identified based on their properties

One hour lunch on your own.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/10/2023

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 Weather and Climate Affect Our Lives? 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 Earth and space science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Carry out an investigation to determine if weather can vary over short distances

*Analyze the function of an anemometer in order to adjust the structure and improve the function

*Represent data on bar graphs to identify annual weather patterns

*Design, build, and test a roof to withstand the effects of a climate with heavy precipitation

*Analyze and interpret patterns in climate data to make a claim about which month would be best to host a soccer tournament in a particular city

One hour lunch on your own.

18. 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: 8/14/2023

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.

19. DBT STEPS-A August 2023 Workgroup (Sponsored by SPC/NY and NYS OMH for Onondaga County GLS Grant funded participants)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: Onondaga County DBT STEPS-A Implementation Teams

Dates: 8/15/2023

August 2023 work day for DBT STEPS-A implementation project (sponsored by SPC/NY and NYS OMH)

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/15/2023

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.

21. 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: 8/16/2023

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 Provide Energy to People's Homes? 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 4 standards. It has a focus on engineering with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Observe evidence of energy in systems and explore how that energy moves and changes

* Research how people obtain sources of energy for practical purposes

* Explain that some sources of energy affect the environment more than others

* Investigate how their designs affect the success of a student-built device

* Use their understanding of science and engineering to design and test a model house doorbell system that runs on solar energy

One hour lunch on your own.

22. 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: 8/16/2023

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 Change in Ecosystems? 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 5 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Carry out investigations to provide evidence that plants get most of their matter from air and water.

* Analyze data showing that animals get both matter and energy by consuming food.

* Develop and use food web models to track matter and energy flows in ecosystems.

* Obtain information about the causes and effects of invasive species.

* Use models to support a prediction about which of two coastal locations is more likely to be invaded by a nonnative sea squirt.

One hour lunch on your own.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/17/2023

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 Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision? 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 physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Collect evidence to show that energy can move from object to object and change into heat, light, and sound

*Construct an explanation that faster objects have more motion energy

*Obtain information from text on how animals move fast in order to survive

*Collect evidence from hands-on activities and text to explain why objects slow down

*Design and build a model of a bicycle helmet using an egg as a model for the brain

*Analyze data to predict how far an object will slide in a collision

One hour lunch on your own.

24. 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: 8/17/2023

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 Provide Freshwater to Those in Need? 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 engineering design, with a secondary focus on Earth and space science.

In this module, students:

* Define the problem of human's need for freshwater and the limited amount of freshwater available

* Develop a model to show how human activities interact with components of the Earth's system to cause groundwater pollution

* Design, test, and evaluate different solutions for treating contaminated water

* Use a digital simulation to design and test a solution to the problem of water scarcity

* Communicate two perspectives on the causes and effects of an environmental crisis

* Design, test, and evaluate a solution to pump, treat, and allocate water in a particular town

One hour lunch on your own.

25. 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: 8/21/2023

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 Is Our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth? 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 Earth and space science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze models of Earth, maps and globes, identifying patterns in the locations of major topographic features and occurrences of earthquakes and volcanoes

* Obtain information about the hazards associated with earthquakes and volcanoes and ways humans monitor such Earth processes

* Explain differences between wind-driven ocean waves and tsunami waves

* Design and test models of earthquake-resistant buildings

* Investigate weathering and erosion processes and explain the roles these processes have in changing the landscape

* Use fossils and structures found in rock layers to explain the appearance of former landscapes

* Propose a Smithsonian exhibit on Our Changing Earth that answers the module question

One hour lunch on your own.

26. Preparing for the Next Generation of Geometry

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 8/21/2023

This professional development is for anyone who works with a Geometry curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that will take place in the 2024-2025 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will then be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the following school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

27. Middle School Science Kit Training: Ecosystems & Their Interactions

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/28/2023

Have you ever seen a school of fish swim through the water? Have you ever watched a rabbit nibble on plants? Have you ever added fertilizer to a garden? Every day as we live our lives, we are exposed to the many ways that organisms interact with both the living and nonliving components of ecosystems. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Ecosystems and Their Interactions, 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. Join us as we gather evidence and make predictions about ecosystems and their interactions! 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.

28. Middle School Science Kit Training: Genes & Molecular Machines

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 8/29/2023

Why do some children look like their parents while others do not? How do we determine what traits will be passed from one generation to the next? All living organisms reproduce and pass their traits to their offspring. In understanding how these traits are inherited, humans can influence the traits that organisms have. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Genes and Molecular Machines, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards. Science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated in every lesson. Join us as we gather evidence and make predictions about reproduction and heredity!

This professional development is for 7th & 8th grade science teachers receiving the science curriculum unit Genes & Molecular Machines (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.

29. Introduction to the TI-Nspire™ CX Technology

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: New Users to the Nspire Calculator Family, New Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Anyone interested in learning more about this calculator.

Dates: 9/13/2023

Come explore and learn how to use the TI-Nspire™ CX II. This session will be beneficial for:

-anyone new to the Nspire family of calculators

-Special Education Teachers

-Teacher Assistants

-High School Interventionists

-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

It is encouraged for attendees to attend the next trainings in this series:

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover Part 1

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover Part 2

-TI Calculator Tips for the Regents

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Hub

30. Coaching to Support Integrative STEM Curriculum Development (Multi Day Workshop)

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 STEM educators

Dates: 9/13/2023

Build your coaching skills and review key concepts within the 7E integrative STEM model to support your colleagues' NYSSLS design-based curriculum development.

This hybrid professional learning experience piggybacks on the series of OCM BOCES Wanted: Educational Engineers for a Deep Dive Into NYSSLS workshops. During this workshop, you will not only build your skills in developing NYSSLS-focused design-based curriculum, but you will be placed in a leadership position within a small group professional learning community (PLC).

Prerequisite: To sign up for this educational opportunity you must have already participated in 1) prior 7E professional learning experiences AND; 2)register for one of the three OCM BOCES Wanted: Educational Engineers for a Deep Dive Into NYSSLS 3 day workshops.

This training includes 3 in person workshops at OCM BOCES, 4 one-hour webinars with Dr. Sharon Bowers and 8 hours of asynchronous work.

Please use this link for more details: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18i6x_3c1NimjoOiYIH0owZ7XydGTRBZc/view?usp=sharing

31. CANCELED: Launching Learning: Harnessing the Power of Statapults in Education

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teachers, Coaches, Curriculum Directors, Science Teachers, Technology Teachers

Dates: 9/14/2023

Closed
Get ready to catapult into fun at this professional development session!

The Official Statapult® Catapult is great for applying statistical methods to real problems. It also helps make the learning experience interactive and fun with a hands-on experience for students!

What exactly is a Statapult®?

The Statapult® is a wooden "catapult” device that is used to launch a small ball. There are many things that can be adjusted on the Statapult® (pull back angle, cup position, rubber band attachment, front pin location, stop angle, ball type) which all have some effect on the launch distance. Thus, the Statapult® provides a "process” which can be studied and used to quickly obtain data for analysis and knowledge gain.

It can be used to explore:

-collection of real-time data for basic statistical concepts & analysis

-statistical process control

-cause and effect

-variance reduction

-hypothesis testing

-multiple regression modeling

-model and predict performance, optimize for various objectives (hitting a target distance, etc.), & validate the results

-experimental & robust design

-control charts

-problem-solving in a team environment

Teachers will participate in hands-on activities with the Statapults®. They will have time to plan for classroom integration and collaborate with other participants.

32. Instructional Coaches Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

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

Dates: 9/15/2023 to 6/7/2024

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. There will be 5 in person meetings for this collaborative.

33. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 9/18/2023

Designed to meet the foundational informational needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff.

34. 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: 9/19/2023

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 Change in Ecosystems? 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 5 standards. It has a focus on life science with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Carry out investigations to provide evidence that plants get most of their matter from air and water.

* Analyze data showing that animals get both matter and energy by consuming food.

* Develop and use food web models to track matter and energy flows in ecosystems.

* Obtain information about the causes and effects of invasive species.

* Use models to support a prediction about which of two coastal locations is more likely to be invaded by a nonnative sea squirt.

One hour lunch on your own.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 9/20/2023

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 Weather and Climate Affect Our Lives? 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 Earth and space science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Carry out an investigation to determine if weather can vary over short distances

*Analyze the function of an anemometer in order to adjust the structure and improve the function

*Represent data on bar graphs to identify annual weather patterns

*Design, build, and test a roof to withstand the effects of a climate with heavy precipitation

*Analyze and interpret patterns in climate data to make a claim about which month would be best to host a soccer tournament in a particular city

One hour lunch on your own.

36. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 9/20/2023

The training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. This training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

37. Algebra I Community of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 1 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 4/9/2024

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that teaches or supports an Algebra I curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet four times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

38. CLOSED: 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: 9/21/2023

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 Provide Energy to People's Homes? 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 4 standards. It has a focus on engineering with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

* Observe evidence of energy in systems and explore how that energy moves and changes

* Research how people obtain sources of energy for practical purposes

* Explain that some sources of energy affect the environment more than others

* Investigate how their designs affect the success of a student-built device

* Use their understanding of science and engineering to design and test a model house doorbell system that runs on solar energy

One hour lunch on your own.

39. 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: 9/21/2023

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.

40. Solar Eclipse Community Science: Empowering Students Through NASA GLOBE (Multi-day Workshop)

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 STEM, ELL, Special Education Educators and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 9/28/2023

Participate in community science as you follow GLOBAL Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) protocols to gather and share real-time data with NASA. Learn how to compare this data BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the Spring 2024 solar eclipse. This professional learning experience addresses Earth Science content found in elementary, middle, and high school settings.

The professional learning experience will prepare you to:

-Train other educators or learners to gather air, soil, and cloud data using GLOBE protocols;

-Use GLOBE approved scientific tools with students;

-Gather real-time data during the spring eclipse to document these phenomena;

-Help learners develop testable research questions based on collected data; and

-Integrate these experiences into your school district's science curriculum.

Lunch will be provided by the NYS Master Teacher Program.

41. Solar Eclipse Community Science: Empowering Students Through NASA GLOBE (Multi-day Workshop)

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 STEM, ELL, Special Education Educators and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 9/21/2023 to 9/30/2023

Closed
Participate in community science as you follow GLOBAL Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) protocols to gather and share real-time data with NASA. Learn how to compare this data BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER the Spring 2024 solar eclipse. This professional learning experience addresses Earth Science content found in elementary, middle, and high school settings.

The professional learning experience will prepare you to:

-Train other educators or learners to gather air, soil, and cloud data using GLOBE protocols;

-Use GLOBE approved scientific tools with students;

-Gather real-time data during the spring eclipse to document these phenomena;

-Help learners develop testable research questions based on collected data; and

-Integrate these experiences into your school district's science curriculum.

Lunch will be provided by the NYS Master Teacher Program.

42. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff) CANCELLED

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 9/22/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

43. 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: 9/26/2023

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.

44. Wanted: Educational Engineers for a Deep Dive Into Life Science/Biology NYSSLS (3 meetings)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 6-12 Life Science and Biology Classroom Teachers

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 3/5/2024

OCM BOCES will support classroom educators during a year-long journey to build confidence and competence in developing and delivering student-centered lessons aligned with NYSSLS. We will meet 3 full days throughout the year as a professional learning community to collaboratively engineer lessons that authentically address performance expectations within Life Science and Biology.

First meeting in September:

---Collaborate to develop lessons that reflect the three dimensions of science learning - DCI's, SEP's, and CCC's.

---Explore how the standards promote a student-centered approach to science education.

Second meeting in November:

---Investigate how to incorporate inquiry-based learning, problem-solving tasks, and project-based assessments to promote deeper engagement and knowledge construction among students.

Third meeting in March:

---Continue to develop and share our library of lessons and supportive resources.

In addition to these planning sessions, each participant may schedule a half day with an OCM trainer for collaborative support.

Dates are: 9/26/2023, 11/30/2023 and 3/5/2024

45. 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: 9/27/2023

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.

46. Wanted: Educational Engineers for a Deep Dive Into Earth and Space Science NYSSLS (3 meetings)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 6-12 Earth and Space Science Classroom Teachers

Dates: 9/27/2023 to 3/6/2024

OCM BOCES will support classroom educators during a year-long journey to build confidence and competence in developing and delivering student-centered lessons aligned with NYSSLS. We will meet 3 full days throughout the year as a professional learning community to collaboratively engineer lessons that authentically address performance expectations within Earth and Space Science.

First meeting in September:

---Collaborate to develop lessons that reflect the three dimensions of science learning - DCI's, SEP's, and CCC's.

---Explore how the standards promote a student-centered approach to science education.

Second meeting in December:

---Investigate how to incorporate inquiry-based learning, problem-solving tasks, and project-based assessments to promote deeper engagement and knowledge construction among students.

Third meeting in March:

---Continue to develop and share our library of lessons and supportive resources.

In addition to these planning sessions, each participant may schedule a half day with an OCM trainer for collaborative support.

Dates are: 9/27/2023, 12/5/2023, and 3/6/2024

47. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 9/27/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

48. Math Interventionist Community of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Intervention teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 6/18/2024

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet six times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

The 5 meeting times are scheduled to complete data protocols with:

-Beginning of the year benchmark data

-Check-in and discuss curriculum based measures, progress monitoring and strategies to use with students receiving math interventions.

-1st quarter data to possibly regroup students

-2nd quarter data and mid-year benchmark data to possibly regroup students

-3rd quarter data to possibly regroup students

-End of the year data to forecast students for the next school year.

Any teacher that provides math interventions is invited to attend. This group will meet six times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

49. Assistant Principal Collaborative

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Assistant Principals

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 5/22/2024

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.

50. Wanted: Educational Engineers for a Deep Dive Into Physics and Chemistry NYSSLS (3 meetings)

Program: Science Center

Audience: 6-12 Physics and Chemistry Teachers

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 3/7/2024

OCM BOCES will support classroom educators during a year-long journey to build confidence and competence in developing and delivering student-centered lessons aligned with NYSSLS. We will meet 3 full days throughout the year as a professional learning community to collaboratively engineer lessons that authentically address performance expectations within Physics and Chemistry.

First meeting in September:

---Collaborate to develop lessons that reflect the three dimensions of science learning - DCI's, SEP's, and CCC's.

---Explore how the standards promote a student-centered approach to science education.

Second meeting in December:

---Investigate how to incorporate inquiry-based learning, problem-solving tasks, and project-based assessments to promote deeper engagement and knowledge construction among students.

Third meeting in March:

---Continue to develop and share our library of lessons and supportive resources.

In addition to these planning sessions, each participant may schedule a half day with an OCM trainer for collaborative support.

Dates are: 9/28/2023, 12/6/2023, and 3/7/2024

51. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 9/29/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

52. CANCELED - BOOK STUDY: Limitless Mind by Jo Boaler

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Everyone

Dates: 10/2/2023 to 12/15/2023

Closed
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.

53. 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: 10/3/2023

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.

54. CANCELLED - Geometry Community of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Geometry teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/4/2023 to 5/23/2024

Closed
The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that teaches or supports a Geometry curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet four times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

55. CANCELLED Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 10/4/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

56. Lead Evaluators of Principals: Virtual

Program: Leadership

Dates: 10/4/2023

APPR training

57. Podcast Study: NPR CODE SWITCH: School Colors podcast series *CoSer Only*

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Audience: All Educators

Dates: 10/5/2023 to 11/8/2023

Podcast Description: "A documentary podcast from Brooklyn Deep about how race, class, and power shape American cities and schools. We follow generations of parents and educators fighting for their children in an ever-changing city.
Season 1 centers on District 16 in the historically Black neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Fifty years ago, the schools of District 16 were so overcrowded that students had to go to school in shifts. Now, they're half-empty. Why?
This is an 8 week asynchronous podcast study. Each week we will listen to a 60 minute podcast episode, reflect on our learning, and discuss key ideas and topics highlighted in the episode.

58. CANCELED: Bridge the Gap--STEM Career Connection Series: Parasitology by SUNY Oneonta

Program: Science Center

Audience: STEM educators with Biology/Environmental Focus, Instruction Support Specialists, Counselors, District Leaders

Dates: 10/5/2023

Closed
Embark on a journey to discover the diverse world of STEM careers and the work being done in the Central New York area. Each workshop in the series will illuminate a new opportunity available in STEM professions, exploring current research and/or industry needs that can be incorporated in local classrooms.

Participants will explore:

Research & Industry Insights: Hear from guest speakers who are actively working in diverse STEM careers, providing firsthand insights into their roles, challenges, and the day-to-day experiences they encounter.

Skills and Qualities: Identify the essential skills, qualities, and attributes that are valued in the STEM industry, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and adaptability.

Supporting Students: Gain practical strategies for guiding students in their science career exploration journey through NYSSLS aligned lesson creation.

Series Focus: Parasitology by Dr. Florian Reyda and Hannah Whitcomb from SUNY Oneonta

Please open the link for a detailed description of the workshop: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bBbvBn3fhW_S2huZd9M1lJ7RldctC3coeIWHvpt-DJg/edit?usp=sharing

Join us to bridge the gap between STEM education and real-world careers, empowering the next generation of scientists, innovators, and leaders. Together, let's inspire youth to uncover their potential and make meaningful contributions to our ever-evolving world.

One hour lunch on your own.

59. Kindergarten - Exploring Forces & Motion, Exploring My Weather, and Exploring Plants & Animals

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/5/2023

This professional development is created for teachers receiving any of the Kindergarten Smithsonian units as part of our OCM BOCES Science Center curriculum material program. Teachers will be able to work through the modules, materials, and gain access to resources to prepare for implementation in their classrooms.

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.

60. CANCELED: Elementary Math Mastery Community of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Intervention teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/10/2023 to 5/2/2024

Closed
The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet six times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that provides math instruction in a K-5 environment is invited to attend. This group will meet six times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

61. 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: 10/11/2023

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 Send a Message Using Sound? 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 1 standards. It has a focus on engineering with a secondary focus on physical science.

In this module, students:

*Identify the problem of how to send a message a long distance

*Learn that patterns of sounds can be used to send a message without speaking

*Collect evidence to build a claim that sound is caused by something vibrating

*Test different materials to find the ones that make the best kazoo

*Construct an explanation for how we hear

*Use their understanding of sound to make a simple musical instrument that can send a message

One hour lunch on your own.

62. 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: 10/11/2023

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 Identify Materials Based on Their Properties? 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 5 standards. It has a focus on physical science with a secondary focus on life science.

In this module, students:

* Compare six solids using just senses and argue from evidence that sugar and cornstarch are made by plants

*Draw models to show that the dissolving of sugar in water and the evaporation of a sugar solution can be explained by very small particles

*Obtain information from a text to explain that salt is added to roads in the winter to lower the freezing point of water

*Carry out an investigation to show that mixing solids with vinegar and iodine can result in something new being formed

*Graph weight before and after mixing to show that in any change the weight remains the same

*Argue from evidence that four unknown solids can be identified based on their properties

One hour lunch on your own.

63. Middle School (6th -8th) Math Community Of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Middle School math teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 5/22/2024

The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that teaches middle school math is invited to attend. This group will meet four times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

64. Unlocking the Power of 3-Dimensional Assessment Writing (3 days)

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 Science, ELL and Special Education Classroom Teachers

Dates: 10/11/2023 to 2/1/2024

In this engaging and interactive three day workshop series, educators will dive into the world of 3-dimensional assessment writing specifically designed to enhance student achievement in alignment with the NYSSLS. By the end of the workshop, educators will have a toolkit of practical strategies, resources, and assessment templates that they can implement in their classrooms to assess student achievement effectively within the framework of NYSSLS. Each workshop date will focus on the next semester's performance expectations so that educators have at least 3 aligned assessments by the end of this 3D journey.

Join OCM BOCES for this dynamic workshop and unlock the potential of 3-dimensional assessment writing to elevate student learning and engagement in science education. Participants must attend all 3 workshop dates to register.

One hour lunch on your own.

65. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 10/11/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

66. 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: 10/12/2023

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.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/12/2023

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.

68. CANCELED: Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Hub & Rover

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teachers, Math Teacher Leaders, Teacher Assistants, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Technology Teachers, Science Teachers, STEM Teachers, Math Coaches

Dates: 10/13/2023

Closed
Come explore and learn how to use the TI-Innovator™ Rover. The TI-Innovator™ Rover can be used with the TI-Nspire™ CX Calculator, CX II, CX II CAS, and the TI-84 Plus CE (with or without Python).

This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-Innovator™ Rover.

Extend the lessons seen in the 10 Minutes of Code with the TI-Innovator™ Hub to excite students in learning the code to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub and the built-in sensors, including light and sound.

Engage your students with the latest technology, preparing them for the next stage to explore real-world STEM applications.

It is encouraged for attendees to attend the next trainings in this series:

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover Part 2

-TI Calculator Tips for the Regents

-Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Hub

69. Lead Evaluators of Teachers: Virtual

Program: Leadership

Dates: 10/16/2023

APPR training
Join us for an engaging and inspiring evening of building community and empowering female leaders at all levels. The evening will include dinner, discussion, and a keynote from Amy Henecke on the power of leveraging the female voice in public education and service to prepare the future workforce. There will also be breakout sessions with local leaders to help support and guide those with resume development and interviewing strategies, as well as time to connect and support each other. All leaders, teacher leaders, and those who look to continue to grow and sponsor other leaders are encouraged to attend. If you have any questions, Feel free to reach out to Dana Ziegler, CNY NYSAWA Affiliate Leader, at dziegler@liverpool.k12.ny.us Cost- $20 for NYSAWA Members, $25 for non-members, Check or PO Accepted

71. Algebra 2 Community of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Algebra 2 teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/18/2024

Closed
The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that teaches or supports an Algebra 2 curriculum is invited to attend. This group will meet four times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

72. Science Leadership Network

Program: Science Center

Dates: 10/17/2023

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 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 NYSSLS. This includes sharing and discussing up-to-date information related to the standards implementation from the State Education Department. Additionally, the goal of this group is to develop collaboration between districts in the region to support high-quality K-12 science education and position the region to successfully implement the new science standards.

The expectation for participating in this group is:

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

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

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

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

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

73. NYS Lab Investigations: Intermediate Level Science Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: 6-12th grade science, special education and ENL teachers, district science leaders

Dates: 10/18/2023

This workshop's focus is for 6-8th grade science teachers to explore the four required intermediate level lab investigations. High school science teachers would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to the intermediate level curriculum.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards

-Have a hands-on experience with the lab investigations

-Collaborate on strategies for successful implementation in the classroom

There will be a one hour lunch on your own.

74. CANCELLED Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 10/18/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

75. CANCELED: Non-Regents Math Classes Community Of Practice

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Non-Regents math teachers, including special education and ELL teachers

Dates: 10/19/2023 to 5/9/2024

Closed
The goal of a Community of Practice is to improve the skills and knowledge of educators through collaborative study, best-practice exchange, professional dialogue, and data analysis. This group will meet four times to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students through the Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards.

Part of this Community of Practice will be to:

-Conduct an interactive book study on "Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics" by Peter Liljedahl, encouraging lively discussions and practical applications of concepts.

-Utilize NYS assessment data interactively, allowing participants to analyze trends, patterns, and learning gaps together, and discuss instructional strategies.

-Create and share materials, strategies, and best practices that foster a hands on and active learning for students.

-Identify and describe techniques for differentiating instruction for below and above grade-level students.

Any teacher that teaches statistics, pre-calc, calc, financial/business math, technology for math courses math is invited to attend. This group will meet four times throughout the year.

One hour lunch on your own.

76. NYS Lab Investigations: Elementary Level Science Exploration

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12th grade science, special education and ENL teachers, district science leaders

Dates: 10/19/2023

This workshop's focus is for 3-5th grade science teachers to explore the four required elementary level lab investigations. K-2 and secondary science teachers would benefit from attending to deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards and to have an understanding of the shifts to the elementary level curriculum.

Participants will:

-Deepen their knowledge of the NYSSLS standards

-Have a hands-on experience with the lab investigations

-Collaborate on tips and tricks for successful implementation in the classroom

There will be a one hour lunch on your own.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/24/2023

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 Does Motion Energy Change in a Collision? 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 physical science with a secondary focus on life science and engineering.

In this module, students:

* Collect evidence to show that energy can move from object to object and change into heat, light, and sound

*Construct an explanation that faster objects have more motion energy

*Obtain information from text on how animals move fast in order to survive

*Collect evidence from hands-on activities and text to explain why objects slow down

*Design and build a model of a bicycle helmet using an egg as a model for the brain

*Analyze data to predict how far an object will slide in a collision

One hour lunch on your own.

78. Grade 6 - Space Systems Exploration

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/24/2023

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.

Students of all ages have an innate curiosity about our solar system and the broader universe. Space Systems Exploration taps into this curiosity by helping students clarify what they already know about space. Then, starting with the Sun-Earth-Moon system, it challenges them to perform a series of investigations through which they extend and enrich this knowledge. This unit addresses the 3 dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grades 6 through 8.

One hour lunch on your own.

79. STEM/STEAM Through An ELLs Lens: Building a Community of Practice (multi-day workshop)

Program: Science Center

Audience: Science, ELLs educators and instructional coaches

Dates: 10/24/2023 to 2/28/2024

Closed
This multi-day community of practice builds an awareness of the STE(A)M framework and introduces resources that support the comprehension, planning, and implementation of STE(A)M instruction for English Language Learners. Participants will be able to explain the impact of knowing your ELLs on the effectiveness of instruction in a culturally and linguistically responsive classroom. Participants will explore science content area demands and linguistic demands to overcome learning challenges especially as they relate to the NYS Lab Investigations. Participants will build their knowledge of student experiences and discuss misconceptions about ELLs to address their assets.

This training is especially beneficial to teams of science and special education teachers that support ELLs.

Participants will need to attend all three dates (Oct. 24th, Dec. 13th and Feb. 28th) to best implement this community of practice for the support of ELLs throughout the school year.

One hour lunch on your own.

80. 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: 10/25/2023

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.

81. 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: 10/25/2023

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 Protect Animals When Their Habitat Changes? 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 engineering design, with a secondary focus on life science.

In this module, students:

* Identify the problem of animal population decline caused by habitat change

*Design a classroom habitat where roly polys can survive

*Use camera trap data to explain why different animals live in different habitats

*Compare fossils to modern organisms to explain that habitats on Earth have changed

*Use a model of a tiger habitat to explain why tiger populations have declined

*Design a salamander tunnel that will reduce the deaths of salamanders on roads

One hour lunch on your own.

82. 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: 10/25/2023

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 Provide Freshwater to Those in Need? 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 engineering design, with a secondary focus on Earth and space science.

In this module, students:

* Define the problem of human's need for freshwater and the limited amount of freshwater available

* Develop a model to show how human activities interact with components of the Earth's system to cause groundwater pollution

* Design, test, and evaluate different solutions for treating contaminated water

* Use a digital simulation to design and test a solution to the problem of water scarcity

* Communicate two perspectives on the causes and effects of an environmental crisis

* Design, test, and evaluate a solution to pump, treat, and allocate water in a particular town

One hour lunch on your own.

83. CANCELLED Youth Mental Health First Aid Sponsored Through the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Training Grant

Program: Youth Development

Audience: All school staff that work with young people ages 12-18

Dates: 10/26/2023

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; provide initial help; and connect young people to a trusted adult.

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

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 10/26/2023

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 Stop Soil from Washing Away? 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 2 standards. It has a focus of engineering with a secondary focus on Earth science.

In this module, students:

* Use evidence to make claims about the similarities and differences between soil and sand

* Carry out an investigation to provide evidence for how wind and water can change the shape of the soil and sand

* Analyze the effectiveness, structure, and function of models for four materials that could be used to prevent or slow down erosion

* Develop a measurement scale to determine how much sand is washed away by water during tests

* Compare multiple solutions designed to reduce the ways water and wind have changed the shape of the land

* Use their understanding of erosion to design a way to save sand towers from destruction caused by water

One hour lunch on your own.

85. 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: 10/26/2023

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 Is Our Evidence That We Live on a Changing Earth? 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 Earth and space science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Analyze models of Earth, maps and globes, identifying patterns in the locations of major topographic features and occurrences of earthquakes and volcanoes

* Obtain information about the hazards associated with earthquakes and volcanoes and ways humans monitor such Earth processes

* Explain differences between wind-driven ocean waves and tsunami waves

* Design and test models of earthquake-resistant buildings

* Investigate weathering and erosion processes and explain the roles these processes have in changing the landscape

* Use fossils and structures found in rock layers to explain the appearance of former landscapes

* Propose a Smithsonian exhibit on Our Changing Earth that answers the module question

One hour lunch on your own.

86. Solar Eclipses: Viewing Nature's Greatest Show

Program: Science Center

Audience: K-12 Science, ELL, Special education teachers and instructional coaches

Dates: 10/26/2023

Join us to deepen your understanding of solar eclipses with STEAM activities for elementary and secondary science classrooms. We'll take a deep dive into the 2024 total solar eclipse, including how to plan for the eclipse and how to view it safely.

By attending this workshop, you'll discover:

-How solar eclipses occur and what makes them so spectacular

-How to safely view a solar eclipse

-What to expect and what you'll experience during a total solar eclipse

-Where to view totality during the 2024 total solar eclipse

-How to empower students with knowledge, the science, and the tools to engage their families with the 2023 and 2024 eclipses.

Don't miss this chance to learn about one of the most awe-inspiring events in the universe!

One hour lunch on your own.

87. The 3 Pillars of Elite Results: Mindset, Leadership, Culture

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Administrators, Teacher Leaders, Coaches

Dates: 10/30/2023

Join mental performance coach Todd Cetnar will present on the 3 Pillars of Elite Results. Join us to explore cutting edge strategies to help you achieve an elite level mindset, exceptional leadership skills and a culture of sustained excellence required to succeed at an optimal level within your school district.

88. 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: 11/1/2023

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 and Liquids? 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 physical science with a secondary focus on engineering.

In this module, students:

* Organize solids by color, shape, and hardness

* Obtain information from a text about how hard and soft materials are used to make different types of sculpture

* Carry out investigations to see whether a sculpture made from pieces can be taken apart and made into a different sculpture

* Argue from evidence for whether sand is a solid or a liquid

* Analyze data from tests to find the best material to use in a cold pack

* Construct an explanation for how a silver necklace can be made starting from wax wrapped in clay

* Plan and carry out investigations to find the best material for a replica gemstone

One hour lunch on your own.

89. 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: 11/1/2023

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.

90. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 11/1/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

91. 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: 11/2/2023

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 Explains Similarities and Differences Between Organisms? 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 life science with a secondary focus on Earth and space science.

In this module, students:

* Make observations of variation in traits in Wisconsin Fast Plants and analyze data for patterns of inheritance

* Collaboratively plan, carry, out and analyze the results of fair tests to see the effect of environmental variables on plant traits

* Analyze average temperature and precipitation data for a range of cities to uncover patterns of climate zones

* Develop a model the represents the stages common to all organisms' life cycles

* Analyze data from a study on how bees' preference for certain flower colors gives plants a reproductive advantage

* Construct an explanation for why guppies in some streams are bright orange while others are dull

One hour lunch on your own.

92. Teaching for Justice

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dates: 11/3/2023 to 5/15/2024

Teaching For Justice is a professional learning community of educators that know the importance of culturally responsive education and are committed to continuously acquiring the knowledge and skills to teach all students. We will meet four times throughout the school year to deepen our understanding of Principle III of NYSED's CR-SE Framework: Inclusive curriculum and assessment. We will acquire a diverse range of knowledge and skills to implement inclusive curriculum and assessment to further welcome and affirm all students. Time will be built into our learning for lesson writing and reflection.

CR-SE Principle III: Inclusive Curriculum & Assessment elevates historically marginalized voices. It includes opportunities to learn about power and privilege in the context of various communities and empowers learners to be agents of positive social change. It provides the opportunity to learn about perspectives beyond one's own scope. It works toward dismantling systems of biases and inequities, and decentering dominant ideologies in education.

93. Teaching for Justice *DEI COSER ONLY*

Program: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Dates: 11/3/2023 to 5/15/2024

Teaching For Justice is a professional learning community of educators that know the importance of culturally responsive education and are committed to continuously acquiring the knowledge and skills to teach all students. We will meet four times throughout the school year to deepen our understanding of Principle III of NYSED's CR-SE Framework: Inclusive curriculum and assessment. We will acquire a diverse range of knowledge and skills to implement inclusive curriculum and assessment to further welcome and affirm all students. Time will be built into our learning for lesson writing and reflection.

CR-SE Principle III: Inclusive Curriculum & Assessment elevates historically marginalized voices. It includes opportunities to learn about power and privilege in the context of various communities and empowers learners to be agents of positive social change. It provides the opportunity to learn about perspectives beyond one's own scope. It works toward dismantling systems of biases and inequities, and decentering dominant ideologies in education.

94. Preparing for the Next Generation of Algebra

Program: Innovative Teaching and Learning

Audience: Math Teacher Leaders, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Dates: 11/7/2023

This professional development is for anyone who works with an Algebra I curriculum. We will relook at the Next Generation Mathematics Standards crosswalk and snapshot to analyze the changes that are taking place in the the current 2023-2024 school year.

Teacher teams, along with coaches and curriculum directors will be given time to make the necessary changes to their curriculum for the remainder of the school year to reflect the Next Generation Mathematics Standards.

Educators will have time to have collaborative discussions with teams from other school districts.

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

One hour lunch on your own.

95. Youth Mental Health First Aid Sponsored Through the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Training Grant

Program: Youth Development

Audience: All school staff that work in buildings that serve young people ages 12-18

Dates: 11/7/2023

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; provide initial help; and connect young people to a trusted adult.

96. CANCELLED Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 11/8/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

97. CANCELLED Youth Mental Health First Aid Sponsored Through the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Training Grant

Program: Youth Development

Audience: All school staff that work in buildings that serve young people ages 12-18

Dates: 11/9/2023

Youth Mental Health First Aid USA is an 8 hour public education program which introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches individuals how to help an adolescent in crisis or experiencing a mental health challenge. Mental Health First Aid simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; provide initial help; and connect young people to a trusted adult.

98. Suicide Safety for Teachers (School Staff)

Program: Dignity Act

Audience: ALL School and District Staff

Dates: 11/13/2023

This training was designed to meet the foundational information needs of school administration, faculty, and staff. Emphasis is on recognizing warning signs, clarifying the referral process in place at school, and making a warm handoff. The training was developed by the Suicide Prevention Center of NY.

99. Advancing Naval STEM Teacher Education Collaboration Part 2

Program: Science Center

Audience: STEM teachers who participated in the ANSTE Grant.

Dates: 11/14/2023

This workshop is a continuation of the ANSTE grant. We welcome participants from the first round of the grant to join us for a day of collaboration to create Naval 7E STEM design challenges.

One hour lunch on your own.

100. Bridge the Gap--STEM Career Connection Series: Social Climate Justice with ESF

Program: Science Center

Audience: STEM educators, Instruction Support Specialists, Counselors, District Leaders

Dates: 11/15/2023

Embark on a journey to discover the diverse world of STEM careers and the work being done in the Central New York area. Each workshop in the series will illuminate a new opportunity available in STEM professions, exploring current research and/or industry needs that can be incorporated in local classrooms.

Participants will explore:

Research & Industry Insights: Hear from guest speakers who are actively working in diverse STEM careers, providing firsthand insights into their roles, challenges, and the day-to-day experiences they encounter.

Skills and Qualities: Identify the essential skills, qualities, and attributes that are valued in the STEM industry, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and adaptability.

Supporting Students: Gain practical strategies for guiding students in their science career exploration journey through NYSSLS aligned lesson creation.

Series Focus: Social Climate Justice with ESF This workshop will introduce educators to the concept of Climate Justice with two ESF professors, Dr. Jamie Shinn and Dr. Michael Mikulewicz.

Please open the document at the following link for a detailed description: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I4sma8sGm8aje7UMJ-YkGzYV-SgKN4Ux/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=103573693997236043980&rtpof=true&sd=true

Join us to bridge the gap between STEM education and real-world careers, empowering the next generation of scientists, innovators, and leaders. Together, let's inspire youth to uncover their potential and make meaningful contributions to our ever-evolving world.

One hour lunch on your own.

101. Grade 6 - Energy, Forces & Motion

Program: Science Center

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

Dates: 11/15/2023

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.

It's time to get a move on! Motion is part of our daily lives-riding in a car, playing a sport, even dropping a coin. The Smithsonian Science Education Center presents Energy, Forces, and Motion, an STCMS™ curriculum unit designed from the ground up to align to the Next Generation Science Standards. Science and engineering practices, teachable core ideas, and crosscutting concepts are integrated into every lesson. The unit relates Newtonian physics to objects that roll, fall, and collide. Join us as we plan investigations and design solutions to explore energy, forces, and motion!

One hour lunch on your own.